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The following is a list of sample titles that the HCCC Library has to offer in regard to topical children's books. Please check book catalog for book availability. You may also want to try looking in your local public library.
Children's Books: Family Dynamics
Horrace by Holly Keller (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL KEL
Publication Date: 1991-04-26
Horace, an adopted child, realizes that being part of a family depends on how you feel and not how you look.
Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson; Laurie Caple (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL BRI
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
When a mother and daughter are separated by the mother's incarceration, they find a special way to keep their loving relationship alive.
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends by Jennifer Moore-Malinos; Marta Fabrega
Call Number: CL MOO
Publication Date: 2005-03-01
NORTH HUDSON CENTER
Young children become confused and hurt when their parents constantly argue, then decide to divorce. This sensitively written book assures boys and girls that children are in no way responsible for their parents' inability to get along together.
Children's Books: Sexuality
Guinea Pigs Add Up by Margery Cuyler; Tracey Campbell Pearson (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL CUY
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
Mr. Gilbert brings in a guinea pig as a class pet, but it looks so lonely he brings another, and before long the class is getting an unexpected lesson in addition--and a very full cage.
In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL POL
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Three young children experience the joys and challenges of being raised by two mothers.
Amazing You! by Gail Saltz; Lynne Avril Cravath (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL SAL
Publication Date: 2008-01-31
Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are becoming aware of their bodies, but aren't ready to learn about sexual intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' bodies.
Children's Books: Special Needs
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Call Number: YAL PAL
Publication Date: 2012-02-14
August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid-but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face.
A Name on the Quilt by Tad Hills (Illustrator); Jeannine Atkins
Call Number: CL ATK
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
A family reminisces while gathered together to make a panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt in memory of a beloved uncle.
What's Wrong with Timmy? by Maria Shriver; Sandra Speidel (Illustrator, Artist)
Call Number: CL SHR
Publication Date: 2001-10-16
Making friends with a mentally retarded boy helps Kate learn that the two of them have a lot in common.
Children's Books: Cultural, Racial, and Ethnic Portrayals
When This World Was New by D. H. Figueredo; Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL FIG
Publication Date: 1999-11-01
When his father leads him on a magical trip of discovery through new fallen snow, a young boy who emigrated from his warm island home overcomes fears about living in New York.
Black All Around! by Patricia Hubbell; Don Tate (Illustrator)
Call Number: CL HUB
Publication Date: 2003-04-01
An African American girl contemplates the many wonderful black things around her, from the inside of a pocket, where surprises hide, to the cozy night where there is no light.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie; Ellen Forney (Illustrator)
Call Number: YAL ALE
Publication Date: 2007-09-12
Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.