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🌟 PIPER CHEN SINGS | Read Aloud with the Authors | Brightly Storytime
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🌟 PIPER CHEN SINGS | Read Aloud with the Authors | Brightly Storytime

Join authors Phillipa Soo and Maris Pasquale Doran for an empowering story about a girl who turns her performance jitters into confidence. Get the book: https://bit.ly/4aETVAU 🎵🎵🎵 About PIPER CHEN SINGS An empowering story about a girl who turns her performance jitters into confidence when faced with singing a solo at her school concert. Inspired by the childhood experience of award-winning actress Phillipa Soo who originated the role of Eliza in Hamilton. Piper Chen loves nothing more than to sing. She sings to the sun, and she sings to the moon. She sings to her stuffed animals and with the birds outside her window. So, when her music teacher asks if Piper would like to sing a solo in her school’s Spring Sing, all she can say is “yes!” But as practice continues, doubt and worry creep in and Piper’s confidence wavers. She feels like butterflies are having a dance party in her belly. At home, Piper finds Nai Nai, her grandmother, at the piano. They’ve always shared a love of music, and Piper knows if anyone can help her through the unsettling feeling in her stomach and to shine her brightest at the Spring Concert, it’s Nai Nai. First time picture book writers and sisters-in-law, Phillipa Soo and Maris Pasquale Doran along with acclaimed illustrator Qin Leng have created a cheerful intergenerational and stunning story that inspires confidence in the face of nervousness 🎵🎵🎵 For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #PhillipaSoo #ReadAloud #picturebooks
🌙 WHEN MOON BLOOMS | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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🌙 WHEN MOON BLOOMS | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

Join author Aida Salazar for a lyrical story about paying witness to nature, and how the moon's phases are intertwined with our own natural cadences. Get the book: https://bit.ly/3TA4s9s 🌙🌙🌙 About WHEN MOON BLOOMS Derived from Mexican Indigenous wisdom, this series of poetic board books center around establishing an authentic, heartfelt connection with and respect for nature. Using Mexican concepts, this poignantly lyrical series invites young children to pay witness to nature, to value it, and to become a steward of the planet. The moon’s phases – new, waxing, full, and waning – are seamlessly intertwined with our own natural cadences, showcasing the power and beauty of universal interconnectedness. Acclaimed middle-grade author Aida Salazar lovingly turns her attention to the youngest readers, bringing her signature lyrical text, in English with a few Spanish words interwoven. With vibrant, mystical art, this book is a truly meaningful and formative experience for all young readers. 🌙🌙🌙 For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #ReadAloud #ReadAlong #picturebook
🐈‍⬛ THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT A KITTEN - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime
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🐈‍⬛ THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT A KITTEN - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Join Ms. Linda for a heartwarming picture book about a neighborhood coming together to help a kitten find a home. Get the book: https://bit.ly/43eMxJP 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛ About THIS STORY IS NOT ABOUT A KITTEN A heartwarming picture book about a neighborhood coming together to help a kitten find a home, from a New York Times bestselling author and a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator. Contrary to what you may believe, this story is not about a kitten, hungry and dirty, scared and alone, needing a home. It is also not about the dog who heard the kitten meowing sadly. Even less so about the woman and child walking the dog, who stopped when their dog heard the kitten. Nor is it about the friends who brought a box for the kitten, or the man who offered it some milk. No, this story is not about a kitten at all—well, maybe a little—but more importantly this is a story about community, compassion, and generosity. Randall de Sève’s thoughtful and warm story is sure to fill readers of all ages with hope and the warm fuzzy feeling that rescuing animals brings. Wonderfully complemented by Carson Ellis’s breathtaking illustrations, this book is sure to be cherished by animal-loving readers everywhere! 🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛🐈‍⬛ For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Narration by Lynn Craig. Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #readaloud #readalong #kidsbooks
💝 BE MY VALENSLIME - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime
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💝 BE MY VALENSLIME - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Snoodle is an unusual monster. She loves candy hearts, fun parties, fuzzy kittens, fancy hats, sparkly stickers, and . . . valentines! Download a free Valentine's Day activity pack with slime recipes and crafts inspired by the book: https://sites.prh.com/be-my-valenslime Get the book: https://bit.ly/48TdSU6 💝💝💝💝💝 About BE MY VALENSLIME A hilarious and heartwarming picture book about a sweet little monster who really wants to celebrate a not-so-monstery holiday: Valentine’s Day. “There are powerful messages about the nature of love on almost every page.”—School Library Journal (starred review) When Snoodle tries to throw a Valentine’s Day party for her monster friends, nothing goes right. Every attempt to show them what love looks like turns into monster mayhem! With each disaster, Snoodle tries to be patient and kind, and to not be rude or get easily angered. But if the party isn’t perfect, how can Snoodle convince the other monsters to be her Valenslime? Debut author Kris Tarantino and New York Times bestselling illustrator Cori Doerrfeld bring to life a wonderful cast in this laugh-out-loud exploration of the true meaning of love. 💝💝💝💝💝 For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Narration by Lynn Craig. Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #readaloud #readalong
🏄‍♀️ THE STORY OF BARBIE AND THE WOMAN WHO CREATED HER | Read Aloud with the Author
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🏄‍♀️ THE STORY OF BARBIE AND THE WOMAN WHO CREATED HER | Read Aloud with the Author

Learn the true story of Barbie–the most famous doll in the world–and her visionary creator, Ruth Handler! Get the book: https://bit.ly/3TkvEdL 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️ About THE STORY OF BARBIE AND THE WOMAN WHO CREATED HER After noticing how her daughter played with “grown-up” paper dolls, Ruth Handler wanted to create a doll that would inspire little girls to use their huge imaginations and big dreams about their futures. While others told her it wasn’t possible, Ruth Handler proved them all wrong by creating the most famous doll ever. This beautiful hardcover picture book will inspire children ages 3 to 7 to believe that anything is possible—especially with Barbie! Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to a president, she knows that girls can do anything! 🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️🏄‍♀️ For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #Barbie #readaloud #picturebook
🌟 HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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🌟 HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

Join author Mitali Perkins for a luminous retelling of the Christmas story. It all starts with Little Star, twinkling above the hills of Bethlehem... Get the book: https://bit.ly/3Rco2Y9 About HOLY NIGHT AND LITTLE STAR A luminous and tender retelling of the Christmas story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, author of Bare Tree and Little Wind, that is sure to become a cherished holiday favorite for families of faith. Little Star likes her usual spot in the night sky over Bethlehem. Every night, she twinkles above the hills and hopes that nothing will change. But one night, Maker gathers the galaxy! Holy Night is coming, and Maker wants the planets, Moon, and the stars to all take part. As Maker doles out jobs, Little Star holds back, each new role sounding too hard or too scary. But when Maker eventually calls on her to shine, Little Star discovers she is ready and able to welcome the Child and joins the other stars and planets in celebration. Khoa Le’s shimmering illustrations are the perfect complement to Mitali’s unique take on the Christmas story. Readers young and old will be captivated by Little Star’s journey as she discovers that Maker welcomes even the quietest gifts. Parents of faith will appreciate the message about the true gifts of Christmas and the foreshadowing of Jesus’ mission of salvation, making it a book families can enjoy together year after year. 🌟 For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. #christmasbooks #readaloud
❄️🎁 WINTER'S GIFTS - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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❄️🎁 WINTER'S GIFTS - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

Read along for a vibrantly illustrated story about an Indigenous girl who finds awe in the resting and waiting that winter teaches us and shares with her friends how Creator’s gift of gratitude can transform the way we see the world. Get the book: https://bit.ly/3u9c6yo About WINTER’S GIFTS A vibrantly illustrated children’s book about an Indigenous girl who finds awe in the resting and waiting that winter teaches us and shares with her friends how Creator’s gift of gratitude can transform the way we see the world. Your thankfulness is your gift to Earth. Winter’s Gifts is the tale of a young Potawatomi girl named Dani whose family celebrates the darkest season of the year by treasuring the slowness that winter brings. Dani’s schoolmates think it’s silly to think that Earth gives us presents, but on a magical snowy day, her family and Creator give Dani the courage to teach her friends about the gifts of winter—resting, remembrance, and gratitude. Can Dani help them receive winter’s gifts? Winter’s Gifts is a joyful and tender family story of honoring creation, the power of storytelling, and how a new perspective can transform us. For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #readaloud #readalong
🍚🇬🇭 SANKOFA | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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🍚🇬🇭 SANKOFA | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

For Kofi, a first-generation Ghanaian American boy, Sankofa is a reminder that food can transport you to a place called home—even if you’ve never been. Get the book: https://bit.ly/3QlQWow About SANKOFA “Based on his own experiences as a first-generation Ghanaian American growing up in New York City, chef and author Eric Adjepong’s debut picture book beautifully captures Kofi’s complicated feelings of in-betweenness, seeing himself as not quite American enough and not quite Ghanaian enough, even as he tries to connect to his family’s history. A recipe for jollof rice, the dish Kofi proudly shares with his class, is included at the end.” —BCCB, starred review Inspired by acclaimed chef Eric Adjepong’s own childhood, Sankofa is the powerful story of a young boy’s culinary journey 400 years into the past to reconnect with his African roots and find his own place in America. This thoughtful picture book also includes a recipe for jollof rice. “Adjepong has crafted a delectable story that blends food history and Ghanaian culture. A celebration of food and culture that reminds youngsters to look back as they move forward.” —Kirkus Reviews What if home was a place you’ve never been? For Kofi, a first-generation Ghanaian American boy, home is a country called Ghana. But it’s a place he’s never been. When tasked to bring a dish that best represents his family’s culture to school for a potluck lunch, Kofi is torn. With the help of his Nanabarima (grandfather), Kofi learns the hardship and resilience his family has endured—and how food has always been an integral part their story and culture. Sankofa is a reminder that food can transport you to a place called home—even if you’ve never been. 🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭🍚🇬🇭 For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #EricAdjepong #ReadAloud
💨 FEMI AND THE MINDFULNESS MACHINE | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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💨 FEMI AND THE MINDFULNESS MACHINE | Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

Join author Flo Fielding for a wonderful STEM story that follows Femi as he experiences anxiety and overcomes his fears before Science Day. Get the book: https://bit.ly/45S6TIQ About FEMI AND THE MINDFULNESS MACHINE Meet Femi, a hardworking little boy whose nerves can sometimes get the better of him. One evening, Femi is showing his Grandma the wind machine he has built, but when it doesn’t work his tummy flutters and his legs start to wobble. What if his project doesn’t work on the day? What if his teacher doesn’t like it? Children commonly experience anxiousness. This book aims to normalize this feeling of worry and provide children with a technique to combat it. With vivid illustrations accompanying the inspiring story, this picture book is ideal for children aged 3-5 and will subtly teach them about science and mindfulness. This encouraging STEM book for children offers: – Material that’s made in collaboration with both educational and STEM consultants to ensure that it’s accurate. – A beautifully illustrated story that gently teaches mindfulness and STEM to its young readers. – Content made by people of color and a black protagonist in the book, as it is important for children to relate to characters in books. Whether you are looking for a heart-warming story with inspiring characters, or a gift for a little one, Femi and the Mindfulness Machine will make the perfect addition to any child’s bookshelf. What are you waiting for? Let’s go to Science Day! _____________________ For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ TAGS #picturebook #readaloud
🦅🪐 REMEMBER | Read Aloud with Joy Harjo | Brightly Storytime
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🦅🪐 REMEMBER | Read Aloud with Joy Harjo | Brightly Storytime

US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s iconic poem “Remember,” illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade, invites young readers to pause and reflect on the wonder of the world around them, and to remember the importance of their place in it. Get the book: https://bit.ly/48XRpWh For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐 About REMEMBER Remember the sky you were born under, Know each of the star’s stories. Remember the moon, know who she is. Remember the sun’s birth at dawn, That is the strongest point of time. So begins the picture book adaptation of the renowned poem that encourages young readers to reflect on family, nature, and their heritage. In simple and direct language, Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke Nation, urges readers to pay close attention to who they are, the world they were born into, and how all inhabitants on earth are connected. Michaela Goade, drawing from her Tlingit culture, has created vivid illustrations that make the words come alive in an engaging and accessible way. This timeless poem paired with magnificent paintings makes for a picture book that is a true celebration of life and our human role within it. 🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐🦅🪐 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #JoyHarjo #readalong
💕 CON MUCHO AMOR | Spanish Read Aloud Book | Brightly Storytime
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💕 CON MUCHO AMOR | Spanish Read Aloud Book | Brightly Storytime

This year With Lots of Love / Con Mucho Amor has the exciting honor of being the featured book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, the world’s largest shared reading experience taking place on October 26, 2023. Be sure to check out readfortherecord.org for more information and fun activity and event guides so you can join in the celebration on October 26th! 💕💕💕 Lee con la escritoria una historia hermosa y lírica sobre una niña que se muda de su hogar en Centroamérica a los Estados Unidos, y todo lo que deja atrás y añora, especialmente su abuela, al mismo tiempo que comienza una nueva vida. Compren el libro: https://bit.ly/3ZpFGLD 💕💕💕 Sobre CON MUCHO AMOR Rocío de Centroamérica, pero ahora ella y su familia se mudan a los Estados Unidos. Rocío hace todo lo posible para adaptarse a una nueva forma de vida, pero hay muchas cosas que extraña de su antigua vida: la cocina de Abuela, las creaciones de piñata de Abuela, los cálidos abrazos de Abuela y, por supuesto, la propia Abuela, sobre todo. Pero Abuela encuentra una manera de enviarle a Rocío algo especial justo a tiempo para su cumpleaños, un regalo envuelto con mucho amor, y eso llena a Rocío hasta el borde. For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #librosenespañol #sigueleyendo
💕 WITH LOTS OF LOVE - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime
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💕 WITH LOTS OF LOVE - Read Aloud with the Author | Brightly Storytime

This year With Lots of Love / Con Mucho Amor has the exciting honor of being the featured book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, the world’s largest shared reading experience taking place on October 26, 2023. Be sure to check out readfortherecord.org for more information and fun activity and event guides so you can join in the celebration on October 26th! 💕💕💕 Join author Jenny Torres Sanchez for a beautiful, lyrical story about a girl who moves from her home in Central America to the United States, and everything she leaves behind and longs for—especially her Abuela—as she makes a new life. Get the book: https://bit.ly/3ZpaUTl 💕💕💕 About WITH LOTS OF LOVE Rocio has grown up in Central America, but now she and her family are moving to the United States. Rocio does her best to adjust to a new way of living, but there are many things she misses from her old life—Abuela’s cooking, Abuela’s pinata creations, Abuela’s warm hugs, and of course, Abuela herself most of all. But Abuela finds a way to send Rocio something special just in time for her birthday—a gift wrapped with lots of love—and that fills Rocio to the brim. ____ For more children's book recommendations and tips for raising kids who love to read, visit Brightly: http://bit.ly/299HQX0 Follow Brightly: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReadBrightly/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/readbrightly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReadBrightly Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/readbrightly/ Narration by Lynn Craig. Music used with permission from DeWolfe Music Library. TAGS #readalong #readaloud
🐶🐱 EVERY ONE IS SPECIAL: DOGS + CATS | Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime