Juvenile Fiction, Diversity & Multicultural
Mom, We Are Just Like You!
by Mandeep Kaur Bassi
A children’s book that teaches the importance of remembering and embracing our family values, respecting our community, and those we care for. The book reminds families and educators that children are watching and learning from our actions. The ...
Kenny Gets Her Crown
by Alyssa Humphrey
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 ...
The Water Park Wonder
by David Gorman
DANGER! OPEN IF YOU DARE, says the ominous message written on a water park locker. As seasoned Waldameer detectives, Seth and Julia can’t pass up a mystery, and they accept a secret mission from an unknown gamemaster. While the mission has them ...
Mingo N Bumble
by Kelly Berry-Petrie
Flamingo notices a mysterious creature in the meadow near her pond and worries when she discovers it is a bumblebee. Bumblebees can sting! But when Flamingo finally talks to the bumblebee, she is concerned Flamingo will eat her. Flamingo and Bumble ...
The Little Girl
by H. Pham-Fraser
When the little girl arrives at her new home, the guard at the border takes away a little piece of her name. Then the teacher at her new school takes away the rest. This new home is beautiful, but it’s also scary. She must learn so many things: how ...
Squirrel the Bully
by Asa Ahimbisibwe
Squirrel is funny and makes others laugh, so Bunny, Mouse, and Frog would like him to become their friend. But what happens when Squirrel begins bullying them, one by one, teasing them for the ways that they are different? Finding good Friends ...
The Arcade Absurdity
by David Gorman
When a social media star named Lux claims the Mega Vortex ride is actually an alien spaceship, people believe him and stop riding it. He also says the aliens gave him superpowers to use in the Waldameer arcade. Seth and Julia are doubtful, but Lux ...
Everyone Needs Care
by Sherlyn Hu
Have you wondered what grownups do at work all day? Meet a personal support worker who is caring for different people living with dementia in our community. Dementia may affect how people experience and react to the world but it does not erase their ...
El Cielo de Susana
by Lulú Buck
Mientras Susana caminaba hacia la escuela, admiró el cielo azul. En el área de juegos ella pregunta a sus amigos uno a la vez, “¿No te parece hermoso el cielo azul del día de hoy?”. Para su sorpresa, cada uno de sus amigos veía el cielo de un color ...
We Were All Babies Once
by Jana Plavuchova
How would you feel about the people you come across if you imagined them as the babies they once were? On Wednesdays, Lou and her mother spend their day together exploring the town. But this week, Lou is hesitant. There are so many people out in ...