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Better Together

Seagull has always been the lead singer and songwriter of The Band...until Duck joined. Now Duck is writing songs, and Bear and Fox seem to like them better! Seagull feels pushed aside and like she’s not even part of The Band anymore. Will Seagull’s jealousy make her quit The Band? Would a solo act give her all the attention she’s missing out on? Can this friendship be repaired? This heartfelt sequel to Band Together explores some difficult emotions of like envy and jealousy, and the ups and downs of friendship. Hear Chloe Douglass, the author and illustrator, read Better Together  aloud. Follow Chloe on social media:  @chloillustrates for Twitter and @chloeillustrates for Instagram.

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Better Together 2022-09-14T19:47:55-04:00

Moody, Moody Cars

Freewheeling! Full of feelings! Traveling near and far. HONK if you see me. I'm a moody moody car! Hop in and ride along as our auto-friends personify the twists and turns of feelings. This rhyming picture book shares various expressive classic cars and invites readers to figure out the emotions, from excited to angry and more, behind the facial expressions. This is a playful, approachable way to teach kids about feelings and emotions and to develop an essential skill as kids travel along in their social world. Hear Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore read her book, Moody, Moody Cars aloud and try finding moody cars here! Read an excerpt from the Reader's Note here.

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Moody, Moody Cars 2022-08-16T17:25:59-04:00

Camilla and the Big Change

"It's too much CHANGE!" Camilla stamped her foot. "But Camilla," Parsley said, "You like change. The change of the seasons, you said it this morning." "This is different. It's totally NEW. Totally unexpected, And totally permanent." Spring has sprung in the forest. When beavers move in, trees come down as they start building a dam. The path of the river will be forever altered and Camilla does NOT want a pond in the middle of her forest! It’s too much change. But when her map-making skills are needed for the pond construction, Camilla comes to understand that change can be good as she works with the entire forest community to draw new maps and look at her home in a whole new way. Camilla the cartographer and her loyal sidekick, Parsley, are back to solve a fresh new problem in Camilla and the Big Change by Julie Dillemuth, PhD, the companion book to the critically acclaimed Camilla, Cartographer. Read an excerpt from Camilla and the Big Change. Hear Dr. Dillemuth’s other books read aloud:  Mapping My Day, Lucy in the City, and Camilla, Cartographer. 

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Camilla and the Big Change 2022-07-12T10:48:17-04:00