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Sona Sharma

looking after planet earth
When Sona learns about the climate crisis at school, she worries nobody is doing enough to combat it. So she takes up the challenge herself! But her family isn't amused when Sona suddenly gets rid of her sister's diapers and turns off Thatha and Paatti's cooling fan during their nap. Sona finds a better way to implement change, at a family meeting where everyone helps make a list of ways to conserve. Energized, Sona sets her sights on the rest of the neighborhood. When she learns many of the kolams--traditional art that people draw in front of their homes to celebrate the festival season--are not eco-friendly, she makes plans for some even bigger changes. Can Sona convince everyone to get involved--even her own strong-willed grandmother? Charming illustrations bring to life this heartening story and its delightfully eager main character, who is sure to inspire young environmentalists. Back matter includes a vocabulary list and a lesson on how to draw your own kolam.


In the United States, Black people were enslaved for hundreds of years. In 1863, during the American Civil War, many enslaved people were freed. On June 19, 1865, enslaved people in Texas heard the news that they were free for the first time. On Juneteenth, people celebrate this day with parades, barbecues, protests, and other activities. This title explores the holiday's past, present, and future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.

Indigenous Peoples' Day

Throughout US history, Indigenous people have lost their lives and land because of colonization. But today, people across the country celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day. They honor the cultures and contributions of Indigenous nations while raising awareness about current issues that American Indians face. This title looks at how the holiday developed, exploring the effects of colonization, the work of Indigenous activists, and what the future holds for the holiday. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.

Chinese New Year

"Each year, communities all over the world celebrate Chinese New Year. They welcome the New Year with parades, dragon dances, family dinners, and other activities. Many of these traditions grew out of Chinese folk religion and early New Year celebrations. This title explores how these ancient customs developed over time and became part of the modern holiday people celebrate today"--Amazon.

Vamos! Let's go read

Follows Little Lobo and friends as they explore their library's Libro Love Book Festival.

New Year

"It's Lunar New Year, a time when families come together for a wonderful feast, and a father longs to be with his daughter--but she lives in another country. As he imagines how his daughter is spending the festivities, he recalls fond memories of time spent with her, feeling a sense of loss and dislocation. While he misses her deeply, he also recognizes her need to move away, grow up, and become herself. New Year is a stunning portrait of leaving home, finding independence, and loving those who are many miles away. At a time when so many families are unable to gather together, readers will relate to the universal message of missing our loved ones and dreaming of being together again"--Provided by publisher.

Chinese New Year

Introduces readers to the origins and celebratory traditions of Chinese New Year, discussing the story, celebration, food, zodiac, and other related topics.

The naughtiest unicorn and the firework festival

"It's time for some firework festival fun at Unicorn School! But there's only one problem... the fireworks are missing! But - this being Unicorn School - the fireworks are very special and magical, created by mysterious creatures who live behind the Fearsome Forest. It's time for Mira, Dave and the gang to go on an adventure, find out what is going on and make sure that the sparkling, colourful, fizzing firework fun is returned to the festival with a BANG!"--Publisher's description.

Celebrate With Us

Enjoy 20 Celebrations All Around the World

Peppa Pig

"Peppa and George are going to Ireland for an Irish-dancing festival! But when the band forget their instruments, will Peppa's new Irish four-leaf clover be able to bring them some luck?"--Provided by publisher.


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