Children’s books

And then there was you... A children's keepsake book about big history.

And Then There Was You…

Erika K.H. Gronek

Illustrated by Erika K.H. Gronek

"And Then There Was You…" is a story about everything. It was written and illustrated for my son about six months after he was born. One sleep-deprived night I nursed him in a rocking…

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An Elephant's Journey

Melissa Davis, L. M. Reker and Erik Daniel Shein

From the moment Thunder took his first step, it was clear that his footsteps would make quite an impression on the world around him.The tiny elephant's life was pretty much perfect until…

Estrellita's Estoria

Estrellita's Estoria

A Frog Prince Exploration

Andrea M. Tovar

Illustrated by Edward Dennis

When her nana’s gift, a book of inspiration, falls into an Arizona canal, Princess Estrellita with the help of her trusty companion, Zorrito, summon a sacred source. Will she succeed…

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The People Shall Continue

40th Anniversary Special Edition

Simon J. Ortiz

Illustrated by Sharol Graves

Told in the rhythms of traditional oral narrative, this powerful telling of the history of the Native/indigenous peoples of North America recounts their story from creation to the…

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Bayou Magic

Jewell Parker Rhodes

It's city-girl Maddy's first summer in the bayou, and she just falls in love with her new surroundings — the glimmering fireflies, the glorious landscape and something else, deep within…

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Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ten-year-old Sugar lives on the River Road sugar plantation along the banks of the Mississippi. Slavery is over, but laboring in the fields all day doesn't make her feel very free…

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A Novel

Jewell Parker Rhodes

The second installment of a trilogy that began with "Season" (originally "Voodoo Season") finds the doctor granddaughter of a legendary voodoo queen struggling with an increasing number…

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Ninth Ward

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans' Ninth Ward. She doesn't have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her…

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Porch Stories

A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness

Jewell Parker Rhodes

The award-winning author of "Voodoo Dreams" shares life lessons culled from the stories told by the grandmother who raised her and four of her other abandoned siblings with love and…

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Scientist of the People

Mary Batten

Illustrated by A. Magdalena Hurtado

Imagine making your living by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants and insects. Imagine having to worry about being attacked by a jaguar or some other wild animal. This is how our…