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St. Bernadette Parish School

Welcome to your Secret Garden Book Fair, St. Bernadette Parish School!

We are hosting an on-site bookfair at school from Thursday, 19 May thru Wednesday, 25 May. Your child's purchases there will directly contribute to funding for books for the school library.

In addition, you're welcome to shop our site for the entire week! These purchases will be delivered to school, and will also benefit your school's library. You may buy any book at all on our site. The list of books that appears below is the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award 2022-2023 Nominee List, which your librarian specifically requested.

If you haven't shopped our site before, you'll have to create an account. PLEASE ENTER SBPS INTO THE COUPON BOX AT CHECKOUT, if it isn't automatically there, so your purchase counts toward the book fair.  Please choose the "pick up at store" option so your order won't incur shipping fees. ALL ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED TO SCHOOL.

Your school Book Fair contact is Librarian Jeanne Flohr. You're also welcome to call our Book Fair Manager David Rees here at the shop if you have any questions! Thank you for supporting a local independent business which, in turn, supports your school!

Happy Shopping!

AAAlligator! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525301513
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 6th, 2020

When a hungry alligator moves to their town, the residents want him out . . . until they get to know him (and learn what he's actually hungry for!).

A timely tale about empathy, acceptance and a community's response to injustice.

Amara and the Bats Cover Image
By Emma Reynolds, Emma Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534469013
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 20th, 2021

Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats!

Amara loves bats! Her favorite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house.

Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross! (Nature's Top Secrets) Cover Image
By Rosemary Mosco, Jacob Souva (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780735265929
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Published: Tundra Books - April 6th, 2021

Warning -- this book contains top-secret information about butterflies! Prepare to be shocked and grossed out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to a fascinating insect.

Claude: The True Story of a White Alligator Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781632172693
Published: Little Bigfoot - August 4th, 2020

Claude is the story of the California Academy of Sciences' beloved albino alligator, from his birth in Louisiana to his present day life in his swamp at the Academy.

"Ultimately, Claude’s hopeful tale is a celebration of individuality and the joy in finding those who appreciate you for exactly who you are."--Booklist

Don't Hug Doug: (He Doesn't Like It) Cover Image
By Carrie Finison, Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984813022
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 26th, 2021

Meet Doug, an ordinary kid who doesn't like hugs, in this fun and exuberant story which aims to spark discussions about bodily autonomy and consent--from author Carrie Finison and the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The World Needs More Purple People, Daniel Wiseman.

The First Blade of Sweetgrass Cover Image
ISBN: 9780884487609
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - August 10th, 2021

Selected for the Notable Social Studies 2022 List

Named to ALA Notable Children's Books 2022

In this Own Voices Native American picture book story, a modern Wabanaki girl is excited to accompany her grandmother for the first time to harvest sweetgrass for basket making.

The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field Cover Image
By Scott Riley, Nguyen Quang (Illustrator), Kim Lien (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781541579156
Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - March 2nd, 2021

On the island of Koh Panyee, in a village built on stilts, there is no open space. How will a group of Thai boys play soccer?

Fluffy McWhiskers Cuteness Explosion Cover Image
By Stephen W. Martin, Dan Tavis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534441453
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - November 2nd, 2021

Friendship is hard for Fluffy, a kitten so precious that anyone who looks at her explodes!

Meet Fluffy—an adorable kitten. So adorable, in fact, that anyone who sees her will spontaneously explode into balls of sparkles and fireworks. KABOOM! Poof.

Help Wanted, Must Love Books Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684460755
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Published: Capstone Editions - March 1st, 2020

Shailey loves bedtime, especially reading with her dad. But her dad starts a new job, and it gets in the way of their bedtime routine. So Shailey takes action She fires her dad, posts a Help Wanted sign, and starts interviews immediately. She is thrilled when her favorite characters from fairytales line up to apply.

The Little Wooden Robot and the Log Princess Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823446988
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 24th, 2021

A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year
In this fresh new fairy tale, a wooden robot embarks on a quest to find his missing sister-- making for a memorable contemporary bedtime story in acclaimed graphic novelist Tom Gauld's first picture book for children.

My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338225327
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Published: Orchard Books - December 29th, 2020

From Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell comes an exciting new story that shows even reluctant readers that there is a book out there for everyone!

Meet Henley, an all-around good kid, who hates to read. When he's supposed to be reading, he would rather do anything else.

The Mysterious Sea Bunny Cover Image
By Peter Raymundo, Peter Raymundo (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780593325148
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Published: Dial Books - July 20th, 2021

For fans of quirky and informative picture books such as Pink Is for Blobfish and Give Bees a Chance comes a delightful story about a sea slug who is way more than meets the eye.

Norman Didn't Do It!: (Yes, He Did) (Mother Bruce Series) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368026239
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 7th, 2021

Ryan T. Higgins, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Mother Bruce series, delivers a contemporary tale of friendship.
Norman is a porcupine. Mildred is a tree. Norman and Mildred are best friends. Just the two of them. And only the two of them. But when a surprise pops up, life will never be the same again.

The Old Man and the Penguin: A True Story of True Friendship Cover Image
By Julie Abery, Pierre Pratt (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781525302084
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Published: Kids Can Press - October 6th, 2020

Told in rhyming verse, this is the touching true story of an oil-soaked penguin, the man who rescues him and an unlikely friendship. João hears “a sorry screech” as he walks along the shore near his home. It's from a penguin, whose feathers are soaked in oil. Too tired to swim, too weak to stand, he's barely moving on the sand. João must save this little guy.

Room for Everyone Cover Image
By Naaz Khan, Mercè López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534431393
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - November 9th, 2021

A young boy on a crowded bus discovers that, after some wiggles and giggles, there’s room for everyone in this lighthearted rhyming picture book set in Zanzibar.

The dala dala rumbles and roars as Musa and Dada drive off to the shore—but the bus stops for multiple detours: “Do you need a ride? It’s hotter than peppers out there in the sun!

Seven Golden Rings: A Tale of Music and Math Cover Image
ISBN: 9781885008978
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Published: Lee & Low Books - October 27th, 2020

Skipping Stones Honor Award, Skipping Stones Magazine
Lasting Connection Title, Book Links

In this clever, convivial picture book, an Indian boy untangles a mathematical conundrum to win a place at the Rajah's court.

Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525302381
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Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

A speedy squirrel and a sleepy sloth try to get the job done in this funny, heartwarming tale of two lovable, but unlikely, friends.

Though Sloth and Squirrel are good friends, they have different ways of doing things --- and different speeds of doing them. So, when Squirrel gets them jobs as pickle packers to earn money for a new bike, things don't go according to plan.

Someone Builds the Dream Cover Image
By Lisa Wheeler, Loren Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984814333
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - March 23rd, 2021

Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling illustrator of Love Loren Long

All across this great big world, jobs are getting done

Ten Beautiful Things Cover Image
By Molly Griffin, Maribel Lechuga (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781580899369
Published: Charlesbridge - January 12th, 2021

A heartfelt story of changing perspectives, set in the Midwest. Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are.

XO, Exoplanet Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, Jorge Lacera (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780759557437
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 16th, 2021

"When the planets spot something new in the galaxy, they start a letter-writing exchange that gets a little heated (for a planet) over just who gets to be called what and why.