Book We Love

We work with lots of amazing books and love to take the opportunity to highlight our favorites.  Each month, our literacy team selects a few of our favorite books to share with our community.  We've also curated lists of books that families and educators can use around specific themes.  Take a look! 

Books of the Month​
Under My Hijab

Author: Hena Khan
Illustrator: Aaliya Jaleel

Grandma wears it clasped under her chin. Aunty pins hers up with a beautiful brooch. Jenna puts it under a sun hat when she hikes. Zara styles hers to match her outfit. As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab. Written in sprightly rhyme and illustrated by a talented newcomer, Under My Hijab honors the diverse lives of contemporary Muslim women and girls, their love for each other, and their pride in their culture and faith.

Books to Encourage Calmness/Positivity/Sense of Community:

Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen

We Are All the Dots by Giancarlo Macri

Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee

I am Peace by Susan Verde

Breathe Like a Bear by Kira Willey

Here and Now by Julia Denos

Love by Matt de la Pena

When You Are Brave by Pat Zietlow Miller

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rogers

Love the World by Todd Parr

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst

Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni

You, Me and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders

Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman

Most People by Michael Leannah

The Little Pig, the Bicycle and the Moon by Pierrette Dube

On a Magical Day -- Do Nothing by Beatrice Alemagna

The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

What Can a Citizen Do? By Dave Eggers

Books to Help Children with Anxiety/Worry/Big Feelings:

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

When Worry Takes Hold by Liz Haske

Pilar's Worries by Victoria M. Sanchez

Little Tree by Loren Long

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings by Britney Win Lee

Allie All Along by Sarah Lynne Reul

Listening with My Heart by Gabi Garcia

When Sadness is at Your Door by Eva Eland

My Heart by Corinna Luyken

Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival

How Big Are Your Worries Little Bear? By Jayneen Sanders

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna

The Feeling Flower by Leah Dakroub

The Feelings Book by Todd Parr

Sam's Pet Temper by Sangeeta Bhadra

Off & Away by Cale Atkinson

Max at Night by Ed Vere

Dear Juno by Soyung Pak

What to do When You Don't Want to be Apart by Kristen Lavallee

Wilma Jean, the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt  

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