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The Boy & the Bindi | Vivek Shraya, Rajni Perera | October 11th 2016 | A beautiful children’s picture book that showcases a young Indian boy’s fascination with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women. Rather than chastise her son, she teaches him about its cultural significance and doesn’t flinch when he asks for one himself. Wearing it allows him to joyfully explore and express his difference. #picturebook #2016

Recommended for Kindergarten to grade 2. " Here's another back-to-school book, but with a clever twist. It's hard enough for human children to go back to school, but what about if you are from another planet?" Click the cover for more of this GoodReads review.

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GENRE: Relationships. PICTURE BOOK. Ming goes to school, where she learns to say hello and good-bye. She meets new friends and introduces them to her old friends (including her favourite teddy). She builds sandcastles and makes snow angels. She traces, glitters, and glides. She is so fearless that when help at sword point she even walks the plank! But she isn't quite ready for the big red slide - not yet.

Chirri & Chirra | Kaya Doi, Yuki Kaneko | September 6th 2016 | The first book in a completely charming series by a well-known Japanese author and illustrator, Chirri & Chirra introduces two girl characters who go on wonderful adventures together through the natural world. Vibrant, lively, and astonishingly sweet in a pure, unsentimental way, these pages present us with relatable children, small animals, lots of food, atmosphere, and many mysteries. #picturebook #2016

Lucía y sus amigos siempre andan buscando alguna cosa: un tesoro que está bien escondido, una mamá para unos pollitos que tienen frío...

Maya | Mahak Jain, Elly MacKay | April 15th 2016 | Elly MacKay mixes miniature-paper-theater art with spellbinding shadow puppetry to play with darkness and light, giving Maya’s real, fantasy, and story-within-a-story worlds unique treatment—and making Maya’s world come alive on the page. #picturebook #2016