Follow That Frog! isan adventurous story about little Sadie’s elderly Aunt Josephine, who recounts the days when she was in the jungles of Peru on a scientific expedition. Well, while Aunt Josephine was busy cataloging amphibians, she came across a gigantic frog, the biggest frog she ever did see. That huge beast jumped right out from the deep forest, and proceeded to eat up her friend. And then, he hopped away! Oh goodness.
Check this book out to see some of Aunt Josephine’s wild adventures, and find out if she could ever find that silly green frog again!
In the Able Fables series by Dr. Nicole Julia, we meet new friends like Gary the Giraffe and Lia the Lion, and learn about what makes each of them unique. A great new series for learning about inclusion, exploring all of our beautiful differences, and learning how to appreciate what makes us exceptional.
This way, Charlie, by Caron Lewis, is fictional narrative about animal rescue, based on a real life story of two orphans, a goat named Jack, and a partially blind horse named Charlie. This title is a 2022 Monarch nominee!
When Charlie arrives at Open Bud Ranch, he can tell that another animal, Jack, seems to like to be all by himself. Their relationship gets a bumpy start, but when Jack finally summons his courage to be around others, he invites Charlie on a walk to his favorite place. See what happened one stormy night as these two adventurers help protect each other, and become forever friends.
The Voice of Liberty, by Angelica Shirley Carpenter
There was a grand celebration when the Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States of America. It was a gift from the people of France. This enormous statue of a woman holding a torch was an icon of freedom, and was a symbol of welcome to immigrants arriving by sea, as it is to this day.
But not all of the citizens believed they were free. Some of the community were troubled enough to say they wanted a real change. The women of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association noticed that they were not even allowed to vote in an election. “How can a statue of a woman represent liberty when women have no freedom in this country?” They wanted women to have the liberty to vote and have their own voice in government. See what these courageous ladies decided to do to get some attention and help to make some positive long-lasting changes. Check the facts about this statue and a history timeline of voting rights which is included in this book.
Learn more about the book and its author by watching this in-depth interview.
This book could be paired with The Big Day, by Terry Caruthers, about the exciting first day women of color could vote in Knoxville, Tennesee. You can hear the author read some of the book here.
The Bad Guys, by Aaron Blabey, is a story about an unexpected bond between some of the baddest animal guys on the face of the planet, a shark, a snake, a piranha, and their gang leader, a big bad wolf. Mr. Wolf wants this group to stop being known as the bad guys, and to turn their awful reputation around to be good unto others. For instance, like by rescuing animals instead of eating them. It’s a fun book to read, filled with silly jokes and and quirky dialog between these guys. It’s definitely a laugh out loud both bad guys and good.