BMLP Wish List

Books purchased from our Wish List will be donated to students and schools in underserved communities throughout Greater Cincinnati.  

THANK YOU for supporting the Blue Manatee Literacy Project and Cincinnati students!

All the World (Classic Board Books) Cover Image
By Liz Garton Scanlon, Marla Frazee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481431217
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Published: Little Simon - August 18th, 2015

This simple, profound, Caldecott Honor story is now available as a Classic Board Book.

All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now.


A is for Activist Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609805395
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Published: Triangle Square - November 19th, 2013

One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers 

“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street



Counting on Community Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781609806323
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Published: Triangle Square - September 22nd, 2015

Counting on Community is Innosanto Nagara's follow-up to his hit ABC book, A is for Activist. Counting up from one stuffed piñata to ten hefty hens--and always counting on each other--children are encouraged to recognize the value of their community, the joys inherent in healthy eco-friendly activities, and the agency they posses to make change.


Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses Cover Image
By Jen Arena, Blanca Gomez (By (artist))
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316230377
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Published: LB Kids - September 2nd, 2014

Everyone has kisses for Baby, from Mami and Papi to perro and gato. Using simple Spanish words, this charming read-aloud proves that love is the same in every language! Parents won't be able to resist giving baby muchos besos as they share this bilingual read aloud, filled with bold, graphic illustrations, with their little bébé!


Baby Dance Cover Image
By Ann Taylor, Marjorie van Heerden (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780694012060
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Published: HarperFestival - December 15th, 1998

Up and down, to and fro, coo and crow baby, there you go. Up to the ceiling, down to the ground, backward and forward, round and round ... All babies love to be lifted, twirled and held in loving arms. Now a rhythmic poem by nineteenth century poet Anne Taylor makes a delightful board book perfect for baby and parent to share.


First 100 Words Bilingual: Primeras 100 palabras - Spanish-English Bilingual Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780312515836
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Published: Priddy Books US - February 19th, 2013

First 100 Words Bilingual es un must-have para el aprendizaje de los lectores más pequeños, y es una herramienta ideal para ensenar nuevas palabras en dos idiomas: inglés y español. Entre las páginas, hay más de 100 fotografías sobresalientes de alimentos, animales, juguetes, y más que los niños reconocerán en sus propias vidas.


¡Me gusta cómo soy! / I Like Myself! (bilingual board book Spanish edition) Cover Image
By Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781328809049
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Inside, outside, upside down: Young readers will discover the many ways to celebrate the joy of loving who you are!


The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

A powerful, vibrantly illustrated story about the first day of school--and two sisters on one's first day of hijab--by Olympic medalist and social justice activist Ibtihaj Muhammad.


Listening with My Heart: A Story of Kindness and Self-Compassion Cover Image
By Ying Hui Tan (Illustrator), Gabi Garcia
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ISBN: 9780998958033
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Published: Skinned Knee Publishing - October 14th, 2017

Kindness matters Especially to ourselves.

We talk to kids a lot about how to be friends to others. Not much about how to be friends to themselves.

Yet, positive self-talk and self-acceptance help build emotional resilience, happiness and well-being.


Bob Marley's songs are known the world over for their powerful message of love, peace, and harmony. Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.


Brown Sugar Babe Cover Image
By Charlotte Watson Sherman, Akem (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921380
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - February 4th, 2020

When a little girl has doubts about the color of her skin, her mother shows her all the wonderful, beautiful things brown can be! This message of self-love and acceptance uses rich, dreamy illustrations to celebrate the color using all the senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing.


I Am Enough Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
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Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

A #1 New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Choice Awards picture book winner! This is the perfect gift for mothers and daughters, baby showers, and graduation.


It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness Cover Image
By Sharon Purtill, Sujata Saha (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780973410440
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Published: Dunhill Clare Publishing - August 28th, 2019

Literary Titan Gold Award-Winning Book


The Day You Begin Cover Image
By Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399246531
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 28th, 2018

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!


Giraffes Can't Dance Cover Image
By Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator), Giles Andreae
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439287197
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Published: Orchard Books - September 1st, 2001

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All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school—no matter what that looks like!

Discover a school where—no matter what—young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.


Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA Today Bestseller


Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015


Sulwe Cover Image
By Lupita Nyong'o, Vashti Harrison (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425361
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

A New York Times bestseller!
Featured in its own episode in the Netflix original show Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices!
Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
Recipient of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work

From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a pow


The Cookie Fiasco (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Dan Santat, Mo Willems (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484726365
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 20th, 2016

Four friends. Three cookies. One problem.

Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them! They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs!


Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316475143
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 19th, 2019

Author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history in this #1 New York Times bestseller.


Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786818709
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2004

Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat.


Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

This beautifully illustrated board book edition of instant bestseller Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History showcases women who changed the world and is the perfect goodnight book to inspire big dreams.


Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423199571
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - November 4th, 2014

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Waiting Is Not Easy!, Piggie has a surprise for Gerald, but he is going to have to wait for it. And Wait. And wait some more...


We Don't Eat Our Classmates Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368003551
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 19th, 2018

It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . .


Are You My Mother?/¿Eres tú mi mamá? (Bilingual Edition) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780553539905
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 12th, 2016

This oversized bilingual edition of the classic Are You My Mother? is perfect to share with young readers any day of the year!
 


Está BIEN ser diferente: Un libro infantil ilustrado sobre la diversidad y la empatía Cover Image
By Sharon Purtill, Sujata Saha (Illustrator), Mariana Horrisberger (Translator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781989733554
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Published: Dunhill Clare Publishing - July 7th, 2020



Blended Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442495012
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 7th, 2020

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s blended family is more divided than ever in this “timely but genuine” (Publishers Weekly) story about divorce and racial identity from the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind, Sharon M.


Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781368039932
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - October 15th, 2019

Winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods.


Number the Stars Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780547577098
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2011

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, acr


American Born Chinese Cover Image
By Gene Luen Yang, Gene Luen Yang (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780312384487
Availability: Hard to Find - Unlikely to be Available
Published: Square Fish - December 23rd, 2008

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, subject of one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables; and Chi


Brown Girl Dreaming Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515827
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Published: Puffin Books - October 11th, 2016

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems.

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

A President Obama "O" Book Club pick


One Crazy Summer Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060760908
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Published: Quill Tree Books - December 27th, 2011

In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. A strong option for summer reading—take this book along on a family road trip or enjoy it at home.


Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator), Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338535624
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Published: Graphix - September 1st, 2020

The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!

The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?


The One and Only Ivan Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780061992278
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

The #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Award-winning novel The One and Only Ivan is now a major motion picture streaming on Disney+


D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780440406945
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 1992

"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder.


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439120425
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!


Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh Cover Image
By Robert C. O'Brien, Zena Bernstein (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689710681
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Published: Aladdin - March 1st, 1986

Some extraordinary rats come to the aid of a mouse family in this Newbery Medal Award–winning classic by notable children’s author Robert C. O’Brien.

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death.


The Diary of a Young Girl Cover Image
By Anne Frank, B.M. Mooyaart (Translated by), Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780553296983
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Published: Bantam - June 1st, 1993

Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. 


The Book Thief Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780375842207
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 11th, 2007

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times.
 
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

When Death has a story to tell, you listen.


Hatchet Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416936473
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032716
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Published: Vintage - May 18th, 2004

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read


Monster Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780064407311
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Published: Amistad - March 5th, 2019

This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.