Gifts Giving Back 2020-2021: Being a Friend

Books that show students what it means to be a cool kind friend to others.

All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like!

Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.


The Cool Bean Cover Image
By Jory John, Pete Oswald (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062954527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 3rd, 2019

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

AN AMAZON BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH (DECEMBER 2019) SELECTION!


An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781484799673
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - May 2nd, 2017

Mo Willems, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, celebrates ten years of Elephant & Piggie in this special bind-up collection: Today I Will Fly!; Watch Me Throw the Ball!; Can I Play Too?; the award-winning Let's Go For a Drive!; and I Really Like Slop!


Ellie Makes a Friend Cover Image
By Mike Wu, Mike Wu (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781368010009
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 7th, 2020

Ellie the artistic elephant returns in this new picture book celebrating friendship and inspiration by acclaimed author-illustrator Mike Wu.

A panda has joined the zoo, and just like Ellie, she's an artist!


Fox & Rabbit Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Gergely Dudás (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419740770
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 21st, 2020

The Invisible Boy Cover Image
By Trudy Ludwig, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781582464503
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 8th, 2013

From esteemed author and speaker Trudy Ludwig and acclaimed illustrator Patrice Barton, this gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish. A perfect read for the start of the school year--no matter what that looks like!

A simple act of kindness can transform an invisible boy into a friend...


Masked Ninja: A Children's Book About Kindness and Preventing the Spread of Racism and Viruses Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781953399946
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Published: Grow Grit Press LLC - July 24th, 2020

Through a child's eyes, the world may seem chaotic with coronavirus (COVID19), masks, and social distancing. Masked Ninja explains what's going on in our current pandemic and shows us actionable steps we can take to prevent the spread of viruses and racism.


Find out what happens in this comedic book about pandemics, viruses, and kindness.



Our Class is a Family Cover Image
By Sandie Sonke (Illustrator), Shannon Olsen
$12.64
ISBN: 9780578629094
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Published: Shannon Olsen - May 5th, 2020

Teachers do so much more than just teach academics. They build a sense of community within their classrooms, creating a home away from home where they make their students feel safe, included, and loved.


The Way Home (Owly #1) Cover Image
By Andy Runton, Andy Runton (Illustrator)
$11.54
ISBN: 9781338300659
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Published: Graphix - February 4th, 2020

All Owly wants is a friend...


While We Can't Hug Cover Image
By Eoin McLaughlin, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
$16.75
ISBN: 9780571365586
Availability: Backordered
Published: Faber & Faber - August 18th, 2020