Young adult picture books

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Celebrate the New Year by filling your bookshelves with some great books for kids of all ages! Kindness and empathy are among the best traits we can foster in our children and My Heart , the latest from author and illustrator Corinna Luyken, is a simple and lyrical guide to compassion and caring for readers of all ages. Remind kids that superheroes really do walk among us with this picture book from Senator Kamala Harris. Sweet and uplifting, Superheroes Are Everywhere paints heroes as real people — from parents to teachers to famous activists — who make the world a better place for others near and far.

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As my class was doing historical research in the library, I pointed out to my students that they should study the pictures in the books to help them understand their topics. I was met with some blank stares, and one boy raised his hand and said, "But, I thought we were too old to look at pictures in books. I didn't think we should. It was sad that they were denying themselves an important aspect of their research and more particularly of their reading. As I looked at the ones who felt this way about picture books, I realized they were also poor readers.

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Spacious, luminous lithographic illustrations combine with stark hand-set text in this powerful, beautiful fable. Some prompt tickles, some hugs — and one a very rude noise indeed — but all contribute to a rising tide of giggles, ebbing calmly away to a wind-down bedtime message; the best sort of interactive, read-aloud fun. When an enchantress flings her magic mirror into our world, the girls it reflects are bold, courageous and determined — from the desert princess who protects her people from war to the tower-block princess who saves a community garden. Meticulous and fascinating, it will appeal to readers with a taste for the secret quirks of history.