And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

Author: Justin Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2015-06-02

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 1481460951

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The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.


And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

Author: Justin Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2012-05-10

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 0857073842

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Roy and Silo are just like the other penguin couples at the zoo - they bow to each other, walk together and swim together. But Roy and Silo are a little bit different - they're both boys. Then, one day, when Mr Gramzay the zookeeper finds them trying to hatch astone, he realises that it may be time for Roy and Silo to become parents for real.


And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

Author: Justin Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2010-11-16

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 1442424109

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In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.


Writing Monsters

Writing Monsters

Author: Philip Athans

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2014-08-07

Total Pages: 224

ISBN-13: 1599638126

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Monsters are more than things that go bump in the night... Monsters are lurking in the woods, beneath the waves, and within our favorite books, films, and games--and there are good reasons why they appear so often. Monsters are manifestations of our fears and symbols of our society--not to mention they're a lot of fun--but each should serve a purpose and enhance the themes and tension in your fiction. In Writing Monsters, best-selling author Philip Athans uses classic examples from books, films, and the world around us to explore what makes monsters memorable--and terrifying. You'll learn what monsters can (and should) represent in your story and how to create monsters from the ground up. Writing Monsters includes: • In-depth discussions of where monsters come from, what they symbolize, and how to best portray them in fiction • Informative overviews of famous monsters, archetypes, and legendary creatures • A Monster Creation Form to help you create your monster from scratch • An annotated version of H.P. Lovecraft's chilling story "The Unnamable" Whether you write fantasy, science fiction, or horror, your vampires, ghouls, aliens, and trolls need to be both compelling and meaningful. With Writing Monsters, you can craft creatures that will wreak havoc in your stories and haunt your readers' imaginations--and nightmares.


Christian, the Hugging Lion

Christian, the Hugging Lion

Author: Justin Richardson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2010-04-27

Total Pages: 32

ISBN-13: 1416986626

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The heartwarming true story of a lion cub named Christian, known through the YouTube video, the men who cared for him, and the power of love. Full color.


The White Swan Express

The White Swan Express

Author: Jean Davies Okimoto

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Published: 2002

Total Pages: 44

ISBN-13: 0618164537

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Across North America, people in four different homes prepare for a special trip to China, while four baby girls in China await their new adoptive parents, including a lesbian couple.


Little Santa

Little Santa

Author: Jon Agee

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2013-10-17

Total Pages: 44

ISBN-13: 0698142489

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Ever wonder what Santa was like as a child? Award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee brings us the funny, playful answer in this Christmas picture book destined to become a classic. Little Santa loves the North Pole. The rest of his family? Not so much. So, when they decide to move to Florida, Santa is miserable. Lucky for him, a blizzard foils their plans. The only way out of the house is up the chimney. Up goes Santa, to look for help, and along the way, he meets a reindeer and a large group of elves, who are more than eager to join in the rescue! With the sly humor of Jon Klassen and the read-aloud pleasure of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this tale of Santa’s beginnings is perfect for every kid’s holiday library.


Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family

Author: Sophie Beer

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2018-12-24

Total Pages: 26

ISBN-13: 052555422X

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This fun, inclusive board book celebrates the one thing that makes every family a family . . . and that's LOVE. Love is baking a special cake. Love is lending a helping hand. Love is reading one more book. In this exuberant board book, many different families are shown in happy activity, from an early-morning wake-up to a kiss before bed. Whether a child has two moms, two dads, one parent, or one of each, this simple preschool read-aloud demonstrates that what's most important in each family's life is the love the family members share.


Families, Families, Families!

Families, Families, Families!

Author: Suzanne Lang

Publisher: Random House Studio

Published: 2015-03-24

Total Pages: 33

ISBN-13: 0553499386

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No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family! Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1—Imagine a house with many rooms, whose walls each have a different color or wallpaper, accenting a family portrait hanging there. On a rustic wooden wall hangs the first portrait—a large family of ducks posing beside a still pond. The next spread shows three pandas in pink vests, much like the pink oriental wallpaper behind them. Each portrait features a gently rhyming line: "Some children live with their grandparents…/and some live with an aunt./Some children have many pets…/and some just have a plant." All of these appealing images demonstrate different ways of being a family. "Some children live with their father./ Some children have two mothers./Some children are adopted./Some have stepsisters and—brothers." The cartoon-style critters contrast pleasantly with more realistic elements—a bamboo plant, a slender ceramic dog, a fat ceramic cat. Families of hippos, tigers, lions, ostriches, and whales join the other family groups in the final spread. The loud-and-clear message is that "if you love each other, then you are a family." And imagine the many children who will be reassured because they have found a portrait of a family they will recognize as their own. A solid choice for most libraries.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN


LGBTQAI Books for Children and Teens

LGBTQAI Books for Children and Teens

Author: Christina Dorr

Publisher: American Library Association

Published: 2018-01-10

Total Pages: 170

ISBN-13: 0838916929

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