KIDS READS I’m different — and that’s okay!

Help your child learn about differences and self-worth!

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Ten Big Toes and a Prince’s Nose
By Nancy Gow

A princess with gigantic feet and a prince with a humongous nose aren’t your typical royal couple, but a chance meeting on a ski slope teaches this adorably flawed pair that “I am what I am and that’s all right with me. I don’t have to be different, I just have to be.” Your kewpie will love the fun rhymes and colourful illustrations.

 

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It’s Okay to Be Different
By Todd Parr

Some people wear glasses and some don’t. Some people have teeth and some don’t. Junior will be drawn in quickly to the bold, contrasting colours in this beautiful book that delivers the important message of acceptance and understanding. A celebration of multiculturalism, this read will enhance your little one’s emotional development, as well as boost his character growth.

 

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The Odd Egg

By Emily Gravett

All the birds have laid eggs…except for Duck. So, Duck adopts an unusual large spotted egg as his own. Your peewee will feel for poor Duck as he sits patiently waiting even as each egg hatches and the baby birds are united with their mummies. Finally, the large egg hatches — revealing an alligator! This humorous book ends with the huge reptile acting like a duck.

 

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Freckleface Strawberry

By Julianne Moore

Mother and Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has penned a story about Freckleface Strawberry, a little girl who’s just like all her friends, except that she has red hair and freckles. After trying to hide her true nature, she learns what real friendship means and to accept herself just the way she is made.

 

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Calvin Can’t Fly
By Jennifer Berne

Bookworm birdie Calvin would rather bury his head in a book than learn how he to fly with his cousins and siblings. He gets teased for this and when it’s time to migrate, he needs to be carried as he can’t fly! But when a hurricane approaches, only Calvin can save the day because he has read all about it!

 

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Red: A Crayon’s Story

By Michael Hall

A blue crayon that is mistakenly labelled “red ” suffers from an identity crisis as he can’t seem to do anything right. Everyone tries teaching him to be “red ” without success, until a certain little crayon asks him to make a “ blue ocean”. This story has a powerful message about being true to yourself and to always follow your own path, in spite of obstacles.

 

KIDS READS Sisters and brothers

I don’t want a baby sister! 

Help! I’ve been dumped by my tot