S is for Solvang

An ABC
By Jane Faulkner

Every community has a unique story to tell. Solvang, in the Santa Ynez Valley of California, was founded in the early 1900s by three Danish immigrants. The town that grew in this luscious coastal area evolved with a little bit of Danish culture, mixed with...

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Shani and Her Dad

By Shani T. Night

Dads are wonderful. They love their little girls and they enjoy spending time with them. But, one thing dads are not very good at doing is a little girl’s hair. Especially if it’s long and thick. As a little girl, I don’t think I could...

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Stinky Feet Pete and the Mighty Hitters

By Cindy Lazann Shirley

Can a baseball team depend on winning with one of their players having extremely stinky feet? This is what Little League Baseball team The Mighty Hitters think about Pete McGee's extra smelly feet and his lucky stinky socks. Just maybe this has been their good...

Squilly Sorts it Out

A Story About Sorting and Counting
By Tashia Beaty

All the fruits were mixed up and the gardener found herself in a fix. The little black dog was coming to eat everything up and the gardener shouted and pouted. Squilly the chicken came over and decided to fix the problem by helping the gardener...

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Small or Tall, We Sparkle After All

A Body Positive Children's Book about Confidence and Kindness
By Aditi Wardhan Singh

They say that nice things come in small packages, but Shreya doesn’t want to be small anymore. It’s her birthday. Shouldn’t she be growing taller? That’s her wish, but when the day of celebration comes to an end, she is saddened to realize she hasn’t...

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Sharks, Turtles & Underwater Things

By Joey and Ali Postma

Sharks, Turtles & Underwater Things is written and illustrated by Joey and Ali Postma. In this ‘Dive Buddies 4 Life’ coloring book, you will find more than just adorable pictures to color. Each page has actual underwater photographs of the sea animals with a black...

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Saved by the Burp

Rogilla Gorilla and the Great Escape
By Rodo Sofranac

Meet Rogilla, a happy and playful gorilla who had one of the scariest and funniest faces of any of the animals that lived in the zoo. The boys and girls loved her, she loved them, and Rogilla was just like a big kid. Rogilla loved...

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Sparkles of Joy

A Children's Book that Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion
By Aditi Wardhan Singh

There are many celebrations around the world that honor the beauty and meaning of light: candlelight, sparkling lights of all sizes and description. Riya invites her friends, Ella, Dev, Warren, and the new neighbor, Caleb, over to her house for a playdate and to share...

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Sasha Savvy Starts It Up

By Sasha Ariel Alston

Sasha Savvy Starts It Up is an educational novel for middle-schoolers and preteens written by Sasha Ariel Alston. Sasha’s excitement over starting the new school year as a sixth-grader became even more intense when her mom announced there was going to be a hackathon at...

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Something's Eating the Garden

By Pam Fries

Something's Eating the Garden is a children’s picture book written and illustrated by Pam Fries. I began wondering what kind of animal was eating Papa’s garden and tried guessing the identity of the culprit, or culprits. What would go into a garden to grab vegetables...

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