Thank you, Omu! By Oge Mora (2018)
With multiple starred reviews and a Caldecott honor book, Thank You, Omu will become an instant classic in your collection and go-to title for gratitude and community. The reader will meet a lovable Omu preparing a delicious pot of stew for her dinner. With its scent floating out the window and into the community, Omu is met at her door by different neighborhood residents throughout the day. Each time, she shares a bowl of her dinner. By the end of the story, the reader is able to see a full circle moment when the community revisits Omu to express their thanks for her generosity. Perfect for starting conversations about generosity and giving thanks!
Awards/Starred Reviews: Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Caldecott Honor and John Steptoe Award for illustrations
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang (2019)
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao is a great selection for showcasing family and a delicious dish which is a win, win for November! In this text, Amy wants to make the perfect bao bun just like her mom, dad and grandma make… the problem is, her hands are so tiny. Luckily, Amy realizes that perfect or not, she’s able to make her family’s bao buns that are still perfect for sharing with her friends! Relatable, engaging and yummy! This text will have your kids wanting to learn more about bao’s and share special dishes from their homes!
Starred Reviews: Kirkus
The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt De Le Pena (2015)
Kate, Who Tamed the Wind by Liz Garton Scanlon (2018)
This text is such a gem! With a rhythmic text and stunning tree illustrations, Kate, Who Tamed with Wind shares a story of hard-work, friendship and putting back love into the environment. On a heavily windy day, Kate makes a plan to help her neighbor tame the wind around his home on the steep hill by planting trees together. As time passes, the trees and the friendship between Kate and her neighbor grow!
The Squirrels Who Squabbled by Rachel Bright (2019)
Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson (2012)
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman (2001)