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Spring Book Fundraiser

Sign up for which book you'd like to sponsor HERE. Books may be mailed to: Firefly Preschool at FCC, 310 Bluff Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081. Or, you may return your book to the box outside of the Firefly Preschool classrooms. Thank you so much for your donation!

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by Vashti Harrison

This award winning book traces a child’s journey to self-love and shows the power of words to both hurt and heal. With spare text and exquisite illustrations, this emotional exploration of being big in a world that prizes small is a tender portrayal of how you can stand out and feel invisible at the same time.

Mama Shamsi at the Bazaar
by Mojdeh Hassani &
Samira Iravani

It’s market day for Samira and her grandma! The bazaar is crowded, but this sweet pair knows how to stick together in this silly picture book set in Iran.

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Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman

Grace loves stories, whether they’re from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace’s high-flying imagination.

The Doorbell Rang
by Pat Hutchins

Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made. This enjoyable read-aloud picture book is all about friendship, sharing, and basic math with cookies.

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by Rachel Isadora

Carmelita loves to greet everyone in her colorful neighborhood. There are people from so many different cultures! They all like to say hello too, so now Carmelita can say hello in Spanish, English, French, Japanese, and many other languages.

Under My Hijab

by Hena Khan 

As a young girl observes the women in her life and how each covers her hair a different way, she dreams of the possibilities in her own future and how she might express her personality through her hijab.

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Room for Everyone

by Naaz Khan

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

Same, Same but Different
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw

Elliot lives in America, and Kailash lives in India. They are pen pals. Their letters teach them that their worlds might look different, but they are actually similar.

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Once Upon a Book
by Grace Lin and
Kate Messner

Once upon a time, there was a girl. She went to a place alive with colors, where even the morning dew was warm. But when her imaginative journey comes to an end, she yearns for the place she loves best of all.

A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

Little Star’s soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake. Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she’s not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can’t resist a nibble?

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ALMA and How She Got Her Name
by Juana Martinez-Neal

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jose Pura Candela has way too many names: Six! But, as she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be the perfect fit after all.

Bathe the Cat
by Alice B. McGinty

Cat + Water: What could go wrong? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done - with no help from the family cat.

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Thank You, Omu!

by Oge Mora

Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu’s delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses towards the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has Omu been so generous that she has nothing left for herself?

Gracias Thanks
by Pat Mora

In a series of poetic sentences, a young biracial boy tells about some of the everyday things for which he is thankful.

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City Shapes

by Diana Murray

From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn.

The Family Book

by Todd Parr

Some families have two moms or two dads. Some families have one parent instead of two. Some families live in a house by themselves. Some families share a house with other families. All families can help each other be strong.

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by Kari Percival

This delightful book embodies the magic of gardening and encourages all readers, from those who LOVE the outdoors to those with hesitation, to interact with nature at their own, comfortable pace.

Perfectly Norman
by Tom Percival

Norman had always been perfectly normal... until one day, he grows a pair of wings! Afraid of what people will think, Norman covers them up with a big coat. But can he summon the courage to be himself?

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The Sun Shines Everywhere

by Katie Peters

Look at where the sun shines - from farms and highways to cities and parks. The sun shines everywhere!

I Got the Rhythm

by Connie Schofield-Morrison

On a simple trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a mother and daughter. The little girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her - from butterflies, to street performers, to ice cream sellers everything is musical! She sniffs, snaps, and shakes her way into the heart of the beat.

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The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

by Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal

Anything can happen as the tuk tuk rolls through town - from an elephant encounter to a tasty treat to a grand fireworks display. And in the midst of all the action, one things for sure: passengers young and old love every minute of their exciting ride!


by Kim Smith

When the annual Maker Match is held, boxitect rivals Meg and Simone are paired as a team but can’t seem to stop arguing. When their extraordinary project turns into a huge disaster, they must find a way to join creative forces, lift each other up, and work together.

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These incredible books represent half of the books we are wishing for. The remaining half of the books can be found on paper fireflies hanging on the giving tree outside of the sanctuary at First Congregational Church in Sheboygan. Thank you so much for your generosity.


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