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Jazz Age Josephine Book Poster Image
age 4+
Jazzy bio of Josephine Baker inspiring, bittersweet.
By Jonah Winter
(2012)
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Brick by Brick Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Rythmic, thoughtful tale of slaves building the White House.
By Charles R. Smith Jr.
(2012)
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Locomotive Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
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Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stunning design and story inspires passion for art-making.
By Melissa Sweet
(2011)
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Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeous, uplifting picture-book bio of the Queen of Gospel.
By Nina Nolan
(2015)
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Oskar and the Eight Blessings Book Poster Image
age 4+
Exquisite Hanukkah story has universal blessings theme.
By Richard Simon, Tanya Simon
(2015)
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Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear Book Poster Image
age 4+
Moving story of bear that inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.
By Lindsay Mattick
(2015)
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Trombone Shorty Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Fun, upbeat story of a boy, a trombone, and jazz.
By Troy Andrews
(2015)
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Lost and Found: Adèle & Simon in China Book Poster Image
age 4+
Lots of fun in exquisitely illustrated China travelogue.
By Barbara McClintock
(2016)
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Blue Sky White Stars Book Poster Image
age 4+
Stirring, poetic take on America and flag has majestic art.
By Sarvinder Naberhaus
(2017)
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Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race Book Poster Image
age 4+
Picture book intro to important, inspirational story.
By Margot Lee Shetterly, Winifred Conkling
(2018)
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The 5 O'Clock Band Book Poster Image
age 4+
Trombone Shorty tale is joyous love letter to New Orleans.
By Troy Andrews
(2018)
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Turning Pages: My Life Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Inspiring life story of first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
By Sonia Sotomayor
(2018)
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Tiny Travelers Mexico Treasure Quest Book Poster Image
age 4+
Colorful search-and-find journey through Mexico.
By Steven Wolfe Pereira
(2019)
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The Big Book of Trains Book Poster Image
age 4+
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(1998)
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Rosa Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Spectacular illustrations spotlight Parks' historic protest.
By Nikki Giovanni
(2006)
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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story Book Poster Image
age 4+
Charming tale of mouse helping astronauts on shuttle flight.
By Mark Kelly
(2012)
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Crankee Doodle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Yankee Doodle refuses to go town in silly takeoff.
By Tom Angleberger
(2013)
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Ice Cream Summer Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.
By Peter Sis
(2015)
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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World Book Poster Image
age 4+
Short, inspiring profiles of groundbreaking women.
By Chelsea Clinton
(2017)
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