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New November Books 2023
Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year by Andrea Beaty
Lila is full of worries. Even the smallest things—from cabbages to cardboard—fill her with dread and what-ifs. So when her family makes a big change—moving to a new town—the worry and what-ifs only grow. What if things go wrong? What if no one likes her? At first, Lila feels right to be worried. In her new home, everything is strange. The new kids, the new smells. Lila feels alone and invisible.
But there’s one person who sees her: Lila’s teacher, Ms. Kern. Through some creativity, blackboard erasers, and—most of all—kindness, Ms. Kern finds a way to make Lila feel welcome and open to new experiences. A lesson that will resonate with Lila long after second grade.
The Big Cheese by Jory John
The Big Cheese is the best at everything, and brags about it, too. When the annual Cheese-cathlon comes around, the Big Cheese is prepared to win, as always. But what happens when the quiet new kid, Wedge Wedgeman, comes out on top? Is a slice of humility all the Big Cheese needs to discover that some things are better than being the best?
What’s in a Dumpling, Grandma? by Linda Meeker
A Vietnamese American family story about a boy who loves to eat adventurously, comfort food, family tradition, and a grandmother’s love and wisdom. Join Grey and his cousin Mila as Grandma teaches them to cook bánh loc, Vietnamese dumplings, and passes down her memories of sharing this heritage comfort food with other loved ones. What’s in a Dumpling, Grandma? will leave your mouth watering and your heart full.
When I Smile: A Book of Kindness by Jo Witek
One girl discusses the power of a smile and the many different smiles she gives to those around her throughout the day. There are soft, sleepy smiles that greet a new day; goofy smiles with her best friend; and even playful, supportive smiles, which help her sister when she’s feeling down. This story shows the power and gift of a smile.
How to Love a Grandma by Jean Reagan
Discover all the ways you can love a grandma in this unique and heartwarming story You love Grandma, and Grandma loves you! Love her by: sharing with her, helping her, cheering her on, and, most of all, giving her great big hugs.
Love Comes First by Jenna Bush Hager
As two sisters watch their friends’ families grow, they wish on a star for a sibling of their own…and a younger brother and a baby cousin arrive! The new family members aren’t exactly what the sisters expected, but with time and patience, the group soon becomes fabulously four—and lets their imaginations soar! Together they can be anything, and no matter what, they will always remember that love comes first.
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