Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime. "Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book"—The New York Times It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy. He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake. Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night. For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child. "The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."—Booklist, STARRED review

Author ,
Isbn 1492638331
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 32
Language English
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This beautifully illustrated story connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns about her grandfather harvesting cacao beans in West Africa. Chocolate is the perfect treat, everywhere! As a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, Daddy tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. In a land where elephants roam and the air is hot and damp, Grandpa Cacao worked in his village to harvest cacao, the most important ingredient in chocolate. "Chocolate is a gift to you from Grandpa Cacao," Daddy says. "We can only enjoy chocolate treats thanks to farmers like him." Once the cake is baked, it's ready to eat, but this isn't her only birthday present. There's a special surprise waiting at the front door . . .

Author Elizabeth Zunon
Isbn 1681196425
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-05-21
Pages 40
Language English
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Snuggle up with this sweet bedtime story about friendship and bravery that’s sure to give you the warm fuzzies. Yeti loves his stuffed toy Chunk. They play together all day and snuggle up under the covers each night. But when Chunk goes missing, Yeti has to go to bed alone in the shadowy dark. Unless, of course, he can summon all his courage to stage a dramatic rescue—Yeti-style! This is the second picture book written and illustrated by Vin Vogel. His debut, The Thing About Yetis, was described as “sweet and funny” by The New York Times, and Booklist called it “a cozy—and comforting—companion.”

Author Vin Vogel
Isbn 0735228892
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 32
Language English
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A boy who will do anything to avoid bedtime finally “meets his match in this hilarious” illustrated children’s book “sure to leave readers in stitches” (Kirkus, starred review). Every kind of bird and beast has to sleep, from the monkeys in the jungle to the whales in the ocean to the ants under the ground. But not Fred. His to-do list is far too long! Armed with plenty of imagination, this determined little boy and his attempts to resist bedtime are sure to strike a chord with today's over-scheduled families. Drowsy animals of all stripes look on in disbelief as Fred keeps on going and going and going, until . . . Could it be that, after so much activity, even Fred needs to rest? Shhh. Close the book softly, and please let Fred sleep

Author Josh Schneider
Isbn 0544338154
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-04-07
Pages 32
Language English
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Celebrate the life of Lena Horne, the pioneering African American actress and civil rights activist, with this inspiring and powerful picture book from award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford. You have to be taught to be second class; you’re not born that way. Lena Horne was born into the freedom struggle, to a family of teachers and activists. Her mother dreamed of being an actress, so Lena followed in her footsteps as she chased small parts in vaudeville, living out of a suitcase until MGM offered Lena something more—the first ever studio contract for a black actress. But the roles she was considered for were maids and mammies, stereotypes that Lena refused to play. Still, she never gave up. “Stormy Weather” became her theme song, and when she sang “This Little Light of Mine” at a civil rights rally, she found not only her voice, but her calling.

Author Carole Boston Weatherford
Isbn 1481468251
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 48
Language English
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Hettie loves hats. She has tall hats, small hats, any size at all hats, round hats, pointy hats, fancy hoity-toity hats. But she will NEVER EVER share them! Will Puffin ever find something to warm his noggin?

Author Tracy Gunaratnam
Isbn 1848867115
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 32
Language English
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What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!

Author Ed Vere
Isbn 071819652X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-28
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Mother deer tuck their fawns in for the night; sea otters wrap themselves up in a blanket of seaweed to avoid being carried away by the tides. This delicately illustrated and informative sleepy-time book gives children insight into what 16 different animals do at bedtime. Full color.

Author Eve Feldman
Isbn 1936503956
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-10-01
Pages 30
Language English
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Pack your toothbrushes, but leave your pajamas and pillows behind for this one-of-a-kind bedtime story from Ida, Always author Caron Levis and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. And whatever you do…DON’T YAWN! Gabby Wild has had enough of bedtime. Yawn, curl, snuggle, snore—what a bore! So instead of tucking in, she jets out—with poor Granny in tow—to a place where beds are for bouncing, hushes are shushed, and it’s never too late for ice cream. But sometimes, even when you grit your teeth and seal your lips, it’s impossible to stop that…YAWN! There’s a yawn on the loose! Can Gabby stop that yawn from spreading the snooze, or will it be lights out for Never Sleeping City?

Author Caron Levis
Isbn 1481441809
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-10-16
Pages 40
Language English
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Ten-time New York Times bestselling author and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen teams up with artist Gail Yerrill to create a book that helps facilitate sleep. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead pairs whimsical illustrations with storytelling techniques to tire your child’s imagination in order to help them settle down at bedtime and fall asleep. Read aloud the story of little bear and his friends as they have a big day at the beach, then return home to eat dinner, take their baths, and head to bed, falling gently to sleep alongside your little one.

Author Dr. Daniel Amen
Isbn 0310758335
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 32
Language English
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A beloved teddy can bear it no longer and plots his escape from his owner’s sufocating affections in this laugh-out-loud picture book from New York Times best-selling creator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train Dream Train fame, Tom Lichtenheld. Louis the bear has had enough. From day one, life has been one indignity after another. If he's not being used as a hankie, he's being hung out to dry—literally. (No one likes clothespins used on their ears!) This teddy is sneaking away just as soon as he can. Then again, no use running off in the rain . . .or during a show-and-tell routine. Maybe Louis has something to lose, after all. This fresh and funny take on a teddy bear come to life is a salty and sweet, grumpy and tender, sly tribute to the ties that bind.

Author Tom Lichtenheld
Isbn 035841119X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-06
Pages 40
Language English
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A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Garvey's father has always wanted Garvey to be athletic, but Garvey is interested in astronomy, science fiction, reading—anything but sports. Feeling like a failure, he comforts himself with food. Garvey is kind, funny, smart, a loyal friend, and he is also overweight, teased by bullies, and lonely. When his only friend encourages him to join the school chorus, Garvey's life changes. The chorus finds a new soloist in Garvey, and through chorus, Garvey finds a way to accept himself, and a way to finally reach his distant father—by speaking the language of music instead of the language of sports. This emotionally resonant novel in verse by award-winning author Nikki Grimes celebrates choosing to be true to yourself.

Author Nikki Grimes
Isbn 1629797472
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-11-04
Pages 120
Language English
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An ode to the girl with scrapes on her knees and flowers in her hair, and every girl in between, this exquisite treasury will appeal to readers of Dear Girl and I Am Enough and have kids poring over it to find a poem that's just for them. I am a canvas Being painted on By the words of my family Friends And community From Vanessa Brantley-Newton, the author of Grandma's Purse, comes a collection of poetry filled with engaging mini-stories about girls of all kinds: girls who feel happy, sad, scared, powerful; girls who love their bodies and girls who don't; country girls, city girls; girls who love their mother and girls who wish they had a father. With bright portraits in Vanessa's signature style of vibrant colors and unique patterns and fabrics, this book invites readers to find themselves and each other within its pages. "A dynamic, uplifting, and welcoming world of girls."--Kirkus "Thoughtful, inclusive, and celebratory"--Publishers Weekly "Bursting with positivity, this would be a great book to use in primary school classrooms when discussing issues of friendship, diversity, and self-esteem."--Booklist

Author Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Isbn 0525582118
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 40
Language English
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Snuggle up to say goodnight with this precious picture book from Sandra Magsamen, the bestselling author of Welcome Little One! Tuck your little one into bed with love and care with Sweet Dreams Little One. Filled with sweet illustrations and heartwarming rhymes, this bedtime lullaby is a story to cherish for years to come. Perfect for baby showers, birthday gifts, or for simply celebrating the love you have for your little one! Every night is waiting for you to follow your heart. All you have to do is close your sleepy eyes to start. Nighty, night and sweat dreams, I love you my little one. I'll be right here waiting when your adventure is done.

Author Sandra Magsamen
Isbn 1728241669
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 40
Language English
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Race car 1 honks look at me! He zooms in front with the turn of a key. Race car 2 is close behind. The sound of vroom is on his mind. This simple, rhyming text is perfect for reinforcing counting with young children, and the vibrant, energetic illustrations make this a terrific package for the youngest vehicle enthusiasts.

Author Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Isbn 162779929X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 32
Language English
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A dynamic and hip collective biography that presents forty-four of America’s greatest movers and shakers, from Frederick Douglass to Aretha Franklin to Barack Obama, written by ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com and illustrated with dazzling portraits by Rob Ball. Meet forty-four of America’s most impressive heroes in this collective biography of African American figures authored by the team at ESPN’s TheUndefeated.com. From visionaries to entrepreneurs, athletes to activists, the Fierce 44 are beacons of brilliance, perseverance, and excellence. Each short biography is accompanied by a compelling portrait by Robert Ball, whose bright, graphic art pops off the page. Bringing household names like Serena Williams and Harriet Tubman together with lesser-known but highly deserving figures such as Robert Abbott and Dr. Charles Drew, this collection is a celebration of all that African Americans have achieved, despite everything they have had to overcome.

Author The Staff of The Undefeated
Isbn 0358157234
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2019-12-24
Pages 96
Language English
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Bob Marley's music has inspired millions of listeners around the world with messages of peace, love, and truth. This third picture book adaptation of one of his beloved songs has a timely message for children: To counter injustice, lift others up with kindness and courage. As a young girl goes on with her day in school, she comes across several instances of teasing and intimidation. But with loving action and some help from her friends, she's able to make things right for herself and others. With exuberant pictures by John Jay Cabuay accompanying Marley's iconic lyrics, Get Up, Stand Up is a vibrant testament to the power we all have to make a difference.

Author Bob Marley,Cedella Marley
Isbn 1452175985
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-09-10
Pages 36
Language English
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Greg Pizzoli's Geisel Honor-winning, giggle-worthy favorite teases readers with an interactive, bedtime read-aloud! Will Owl ever get a good night's sleep? He's ready for bed, but as soon as he settles in, he hears a strange noise. He looks everywhere--in his cupboard, underneath the floorboards -- even in his walls. He'll never get to sleep unless he can figure out what's going on! But as he's busy tearing his house apart, he doesn't notice one tiny, squeaky, mouse-shaped detail -- the culprit! Every observant young reader will point again and again to the answer to Owl's persistent question, laughing all along the way. From the creator of The Watermelon Seed comes another pitch-perfect tale that's empowering, engaging, and entertaining. "Entertaining bedtime drama that works equally well for new readers and for sharing aloud." -- Horn Book "A funny tale about stress and an ever-upping ante, with a comforting end." -- Kirkus Reviews

Author Greg Pizzoli
Isbn 1368041647
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-09-04
Pages 48
Language English
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Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.

Author Nikki Grimes
Isbn 1534462686
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2020-08-25
Pages 40
Language English
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• A NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book • Winner of Bank Street College of Education's Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for excellence in nonfiction • A Chicago Public Library Best Informational Book for Older Readers • Shortlist for inaugural Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice • Finalist, Jane Addams Children’s Book Award In 1854, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings, an African American schoolteacher, fought back when she was unjustly denied entry to a New York City streetcar, sparking the beginnings of the long struggle to gain equal rights on public transportation. One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race--even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court--where future president Chester Arthur represented her--and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent. Author Beth Anderson and acclaimed illustrator E. B. Lewis bring this inspiring, little-known story to life in this captivating book.

Author Beth Anderson
Isbn 1635923492
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-02
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF