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Fitting In, Standing Out and Self-Acceptance

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Kids' books about finding a place in the world.
Moose's Roof

Moose's Roof

edition:Paperback

Until he discovered a park pavilion, Moose never knew life beneath a roof. His friends Beaver, Bear and Squirrel, however, all seemed to be roof experts. Moose decides to put his antlers to good use. With his friends' help, he soon has a permanent roof over his head. But it becomes more trouble than worth. Moose can't lie down to sleep, can't balance when he walks and can't reach the tender weeds at the bottom of the pond. His friends can only offer advice from the life they know, which is no he …

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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Morris is a little boy who loves using his imagination. He dreams about having space adventures, paints beautiful pictures and sings the loudest during circle time. But most of all, Morris loves his classroom’s dress-up center — he loves wearing the tangerine dress.

But the children in Morris’s class don’t understand. Dresses, they say, are for girls. And Morris certainly isn’t welcome in the spaceship some of his classmates are building. Astronauts, they say, don’t wear dresses.

One d …

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A Family Is a Family Is a Family

A Family Is a Family Is a Family

by Sara O'Leary
illustrated by Qin Leng
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback

When a teacher asks the children in her class to think about what makes their families special, the answers are all different in many ways — but the same in the one way that matters most of all.

One child is worried that her family is just too different to explain, but listens as her classmates talk about what makes their families special. One is raised by a grandmother, and another has two dads. One has many stepsiblings, and another has a new baby in the family.

As her classmates describe who …

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Thing Lou Couldn't Do, The

Thing Lou Couldn't Do, The

illustrated by Ashley Spires
edition:Hardcover

“Lou and her friends are BRAVE adventurers. They run FASTER than airplanes. They build MIGHTY fortresses. They rescue WILD animals.” But one day, when they're looking for a ship to play pirates in, Lou's friend has an idea: “Up there! The tree can be our ship!” “Ummm ...” says Lou. This is something new. Lou has never climbed a tree before, and she's sure she can't do it. So she tries to convince her friends to play a not-up-a-tree game. When that doesn't work, she comes up with reas …

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Piggy Bunny

Piggy Bunny

by Rachel Vail
illustrated by Jeremy Tankard
edition:Hardcover
tagged : pigs

A sweet story about a pig who knows he's really a bunny

Most piglets want to be pigs when they grow up. Not Liam. He wants to be a bunny. Even if it takes a lot of practice to learn how to hop...and to eat salad. Even if no one believes that a piggy can be a bunny. With a lot of determination, and a little help from his grandma, Liam is determined to make his dream come true.

For children who put on a cape or a tutu, who dream of being someone or something different,Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail, wit …

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Spork

Spork

edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

His mum is a spoon. His dad is a fork. And he's a bit of both. He's Spork!

Spork sticks out in the regimented world of the cutlery drawer. The spoons think he's too pointy, while the forks find him too round. He never gets chosen to be at the table at mealtimes until one day a very messy ... thing arrives in the kitchen who has never heard of cutlery customs. Will Spork finally find his place at the table?

This “multi-cutlery” tale is a humorous and lively commentary on individuality and toler …

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The Pirate and the Penguin

The Pirate and the Penguin

illustrated by Patricia Storms
edition:Hardcover

Penguin is not your typical Antarctic bird. While his contented friends spend their days doing yoga, meditating, and meditating on yoga, this free spirit is planning his great escape. He’s done with the frigid, barren expanse of the South Pole. He’s had it with the communal escapades of his feathered fraternity. What he wants is adventure. And he’s ready to go it alone. Pirate, on the other hand, wants no part in his vocation’s raucous, adventurous ways. Exploration? Treasure? Conquest? …

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The Body Book

The Body Book

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : body

With simple, fun, colourful illustrations and a delightful series of simple rhymes, Roz MacLean introduces the concept to young children that bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Designed to celebrate diversity and to make children feel comfortable with how they look, The Body Book is a visual delight for pre-schoolers and an excellent resource for early primary students learning to read.

Winner of the Gold Medal at the 2017 Benjamin Franklin Awards.

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