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I Love You Peanut Butter I Love You Jelly

Written By: Amanda Ecker

Illustrated by: Veronika Wilson

Some of our most magical moments of childhood are spent with the ones we love. Whether it’s making a fort in the living room, baking cookies in the kitchen or playing outside, these moments quickly become memories. In this rhyming story of two monsters spending their time together, it captures some of those moments to cherish forever.


The Ants, the Bees,

the Spiders with Knees

Written By: Deb Campbell

Illustrated by: Deb Campbell

Spring has arrived and all the bugs are waking. Perfect for little explorers who are curious about nature and the world of bugs. This book is written in rhymes to make it easy for children to recite and learn. Perfect for ages 0-6 or anyone who is young at heart.


Princesses wear Pants

Written By: Celene Osiecka

Astronaut unicorns? Surfing crocodiles! Pogo-sticking kangaroos?! And princesses that only wear pants. This book reminds us that no matter our size, or what we know, or what we look like, or where we go, or what we do, or what we say, we are beautiful just as we are, and we like it that way.


Joyful Unicorn

Written By:  Celene Osiecka & Matt Dobson 

Illustrated by: Nithini Wathsala

After receiving eight magical mirrors as a birthday gift, Lana is taken on an enchanting adventure where she meets a joyful unicorn, who wants to feel nothing but joy all the time. Joyful Unicorn captures the innocence and beauty of children as they navigate a world that that urges us to feel joy all the time. It teaches that we should strive to be content, and happiness will always live in our memories. The Lana and the 8 Mirrors series helps children navigate through joy, trust, fear, disappointment, sadness, anger, disgust, and anticipation through tales of magic, wonder, empathy, and gentleness.


The Rainy Day Adventure

Written By: Peter Ruehlicke

Illustrated By:  Eleanor Maber

The day is gloomy and rainy. Andrea and Leah so want to be outside instead of the in the house. What can they possibly do when they cannot do what they really want to do? Sometimes a day turns out a lot different than you think it is going to. And sometimes children end up doing the most unexpected things.


Kenny Gets Her Crown

Written By: Alyssa Humphrey  

Illustrated by: Pia Reyes 

Due to torticollis, Kennedy hasn’t been able to turn her head to the left! When her neck is finally freed, she discovers that her head is lumpy as a result of positional plagiocephaly! Luckily, Mommy knows some inventors who can make a helmet to align Kennedy’s head. Kenny Gets Her Crown explains the ‘why’ of cranial helmeting to ease understanding for the wearer, siblings, classmates, parents, and peers. It is a resource for parents, siblings, schools, daycare providers, and professional pediatric clinics to help families navigate and normalize this process that affects so many families each year. Acknowledging differences in each other and seeing differences as positives provides a helpful narrative for those educating little ones on the normalcy of helmets and assuring them that there is nothing negative, scary, or wrong with children who wear them.

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