Winner Children's Picture Book: Softcover Non-Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
For the sixth grade students in Ms. Mélange’s class, Friday is the best day of the week. Because that’s the day Ms. Mélange takes them on a new adventure through world history, exploring the past and how it reflects our present. In this delightful history book, Ms. Melange takes her students through the tumultuous, often ignored origins and cultural impact of Haiti. Tackling their fight of independence and the country’s struggles thereafter, Fridays with Ms. Melange provides a nuanced, thoughtful look at history that celebrates Haiti’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Fridays with Ms. Melange: Haiti is the first in author Jenny Delacruz’s fantastic new series blending history and culture with a clever, kid-friendly twist. Meanwhile, illustrations from Danko Herrera celebrate diversity and cultural identity on each page. These books are designed to help young students explore their world and learn critical thinking skills when encountering new concepts and vocabulary notes. Learn about Haiti’s rich culture and past along with Ms. Melange’s class in a brand-new series exploring diversity and adversity throughout history.
Finalist Children's Mind/Body/Spirit The 2020 Best Book Awards
"I just want to tell myself that COVID-19 is not real!"
"Trust me son, I do too."
How do you talk to your child about their very real fears? How do you make it better when the world changes into something unrecognizable? When her child can't sleep and things look bleak, this Momma knows exactly what to do.
Children's author Jenny Delacruz, author of the Fridays With Ms. Mélange series, tackles the tough topics of talking to your kids about a pandemic while calming any panic or fear. As viral outbreaks like COVID-19 become a real fear for many people around the globe, Momma, Can I Sleep with You Tonight? offers a compassionate look at social distancing and how it affects our children. Following the story, Jenny provides psychoeducation about the major stages of grief and how it manifests in the behavior of children. Tools and resources are shared to equip you with how to begin the journey of processing grief with children.
This all-ages storybook is designed to soothe, comfort, and explain hard topics without leading kids into even more stress. It's the perfect picture book to read with your child to help them understand and work through their confusion, fear, and even anger at the things they cannot do right now.
Snowflakes are beautiful, and each one is unique! Yet, does one snowflake want to be like the other? Crystal wondered as she peeked at her tail feathers. Enamored by her best friend's vibrant long plumes, the young peahen hoped to change her feathers and become confident. She embarks on an enchanted journey to meet a wish-granting elephant who, along with other animal friends, helps Crystal learn to appreciate the beauty she had all along-her true colors! True Colors was written by Aditi Nair when she was twelve years old.
Simon decides to find the Scary Dragon. What he finds may surprise you.
Simon, a young bird, has heard all the rumors about a Scary Dragon that flies around the barn. He decides to look for it and askes his barnyard friends if they have seen it. No one can help until the wise Owl tells him who might know. Will Simon find the Dragon? Will it be as scary as he has heard? Find out in Simon’s Search for the Scary Dragon, the second book in the illustrated Simon’s Tree House Adventure Series.
A kind-hearted dog and rabbit who are best friends learn that differences are what make us special.
Cooper the affable and friendly dog is back, and he's looking to make a buddy. In this second title in the award-winning Cooper the Dog series, Please Don't Tell Cooper That Jack is a Rabbit, Cooper and his best friend rejoice in silly escapades together and learn that having differences is the best part of friendship.
When Uncle Stephen takes Cooper out in the yard, the winsome hound bounds after a rabbit outside of the fence. It isn't long before the rabbit realizes he has nothing to fear; this playful pup is looking for a friend. Jack the Rabbit and Cooper become inseparable chums.
Have You Ever Wondered What You Will Be? is a joyful exploration of this universal question that children often get asked. From dreaming of becoming an author, a programmer, or a teacher to daring to become a pilot, a marine biologist, or a doctor, this book presents an array of career choices for our future bright sparks to consider.
Featuring children of different races and embracing diversity and inclusivity in every page, this book celebrates big dreams and even bigger possibilities for everyone from age 6 to 106.
With exuberant rhymes and a timeless message of hope and encouragement, this book is perfect for any child with a dream or for any reader—young or adult—that contemplates their place in the universe and the bright futures they have ahead of them.
Looking for an engaging book to teach children about confidence, self-love, and bullying? This is it! In Loving My Locs: A Book About Embracing Your Locs, a young African American girl name Keisha loves and embraces her locs like the rest of her family, but at school, she is bullied because of her hair.
By the end of the book, your child will learn how to accept and love their natural hair and how to stand up to bullies and stand up for themselves.
If you have a child or children with autism or are an autistic adult, then you will love this book because it is filled with vibrant colors of nature, landscapes, animals, and rainbows in oil pastels. It is a poignant story told through the eyes of an autistic student in her world as read in Artism and Me.
Winner Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
From singer, actress, and dancer Vanessa Williams comes a sweet, sparkling story about a young girl whose beloved pet fish has wonderful, magical powers.
She gives me bubble kisses, bubble kisses as she swims by in the water.
She never misses with her bubble kisses. And I’m so glad I got her.
A young girl adores her goldfish, Sal. But Sal is no ordinary pet: while she can’t fetch a ball or curl up on a lap, she can give bubble kisses that transform the girl into a mermaid and transport her to a world of underwater adventures. There, beneath the sea, they play, sing, and dance with other mermaids. The catchy, breezy, rhymed tale is perfect for bedtime, and the book includes a CD plus a link to a digital download.
Winner Children's Mind/Body/Spirit The 2020 Best Book Awards
Ellie has been eagerly awaiting the day she can finally trade in her first baby tooth for a coveted prize from the Tooth Fairy. But when the time comes, the unthinkable happens! Ellie swallows her tooth! Knowing she can't disappoint the Tooth Fairy, Ellie decides to lie about what really happened to her tooth. But when her fib leads to big trouble in Fairyland, will Ellie be able to set things right again?
Winner Children's Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
Kids, get ready to meet your new heroes! In Book 1 of the Botanic Hill Detectives Mysteries series, four modern-day teen sleuths take on ancient Egypt and those intent on stopping their investigation. . . . World-famous Egyptologist Dr. Winston Thornsley died suddenly two months ago in disgrace. His widow, Ida Thornsley, remains convinced her husband was falsely accused of stealing an ancient burial urn he discovered in Egypt last summer, but local and federal law enforcement officers are stumped. Mrs. Thornsley, desperate for answers, calls in her thirteen-year-old neighbors, the Botanic Hill Detectives—twins Lanny and Lexi Wyatt, Moki Kalani, and Rani Kumar. Their exciting mission? To find the urn and its real thief, bring the criminal to justice, and exonerate Dr. Thornsley so his spotless reputation can be restored. A roomful of venomous snakes, the poisoned Egyptian pond, and Dragon Pit Man are just a few of the tests awaiting the four tech-savvy teenagers. As the detectives begin to unravel the sinister plot, the mystery takes a dangerous turn. Answers are at their fingertips-if they can only convince their parents to let them solve the case.
An illustrated Halloween poem for children dealing with the fear and confusion caused by the covid-19 pandemic lockdown. A father tries to explain to his children why Halloween and trick-or-treating was canceled. Amid the sadness and regret of the children, a new plan for celebrating is formed. A last-minute backyard party is thrown and everyone dresses up in their costumes. Everyone has a grand time until bedtime comes.
Dogs are people too! At least, that is what Cooper the rescue dog believes! This hilarious, delightful dog adventure helps to teach young readers about kindness to animals and pet adoption. If your children love dogs, they will love Cooper!
Winner Children's Non-Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
The president works very hard in the White House, but this big house and its yard provide a special place to take a break for exercise too. Running, swimming, basketball, tennis, sailing, fishing, golf, and even Hoover Ball are just a few of the activities that the presidents enjoy as a break from their hard work at the White House. In this book, you will find out if there is a president who shared your favorite sport, game, or exercise to play or watch.
Winner Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Non-Fiction The 2020 Best Book Awards
Written by Olympic skier Libby Ludlow and illustrated by internationally-known illustrator and Park City ski instructor Nathan Y Jarvis, A-B-Skis is a playground of words and pictures from A to Z! World class author and illustrator team present a playful introduction to skiing that's sure to get tiny rippers excited for winter fun. Adults treasure sharing their love for skiing, and kids can't wait for their next trip to the mountains. A-B-Skis is written to get kids curious and excited about skiing. With an eye for fun, every letter of the alphabet is a playful rhyme and illustration about some element of skiing...from life lessons (N is for never give up) and important expectations (G is for goggles), to skiing culture (H is for hot chocolate) and outdoor appreciation (V is for the view). A-B-Skis is an alphabet book that every skiing family will want to get their mittens on! Includes two pages of "pro tips" to help grown-ups make kid's experience on the slopes fun and positive, and also featuring an interactive "My Mountain Memories" page, where kids can write and draw in their favorite skiing memories.
Winner Children's Religious The 2020 Best Book Awards
Discover the biblical story of Christmas in this luminous picture book, told in fun, rhyming verse that repeats and builds on itself.
What happened on the first Christmas day? That Grand Christmas Day! answers that question, imagining the people, objects, and animals that played a part in the first Christmas ever. Luminous illustrations bring life to the story, which builds on itself with each turn of the page, right up to the grand moment of Jesus' birth! The repeating text makes it easy for little ones to join in and help "read" the story. Perfect for sharing with children during the Christmas season, this book makes for a fun and interactive story time.
Winner Children's Educational The 2020 Best Book Awards
For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of Jupiter, the king of the planets. But the trip across the solar system is so long and dangerous that it seems almost impossible. This is the incredible, true story of NASA's Galileo Mission. It's narrated by the medieval genius Galileo, who connects with middle-grade readers in a humorous way. Strap in for this epic adventure of imagination, brilliance, and plain old grit!