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  Buba Leah and Her Paper Children
Mary Morgan (Illustrator), Lillian Hammer Ross (Author)
A woman's wish to see her children in faraway America is fulfilled when she receives a special letter in the mail.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Buffalo Woman
Written by
Paul Goble
A young hunter marries a female buffalo in the form of a beautiful maiden.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain
Written by
Trevor Romain
An advice guide for children dealing with bullying.
[Grade Level: 3 - 6]
  The Bully Blockers Club
Teresa Bateman (Author), Jackie Urbanovic (Illustrator)
Lotty Raccoon encounters Grant Grizzly, the class bully, who taunts and teases her at every turn. Ignoring him does not work, nor do several other tactics she tries. Finally, she comes up with a solution: a Bully Blockers Club. She recruits other students who have been bullied by Grant.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  The Bus Ride
William Miller (Author), John Ward (Illustrator)
A young African-American child protests an unjust law in this story loosely based on Rosa Parks' historic refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1953.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Busy Toes
C W. Bowie (Author), Fred Willingham (Illustrator)
This book demonstrates all the things that children can do with their toes.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 2]
  The Butterfly
Written and Illustrated by
Patricia Polacco
A young French girl living in Nazi Europe discovers that her mother has been hiding a Jewish family in their home; the story of the author's aunt's childhood in WW II France.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
  Calling of the Doves/El canto de las palomas
Juan Felipe Herrera (Author), Elly Simmons (Illustrator)
The author recalls his childhood in the mountains and valleys of California with his farmworker parents who inspired him with poetry and song.
[Grade Level: Pre-K - 3]
  Can You Hear a Rainbow?: The Story of a Deaf Boy Named Chris
Jamee Riggio Heelan (Author), Nicola Simmonds (Illustrator)
A boy who is deaf tells how he uses sign language, hearing aids, and his other senses to communicate, and how he goes to public school with an interpreter.
[Grade Level: K - 3]
Darryl Ligasan (Illustrator), Lawrence McKay (Author)
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