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Sacajawea of the Shoshone book
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Sacajawea of the Shoshone
Written by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Albert Nguyen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 9-13

One minute she was picking berries and the next her tribe was under attack. Running for her life, Sacajawea was scooped up and taken far away from her village and family—and into history. From her mountain home to the banks of the Missouri River, over the majestic Rockies to the pounding waves of the Pacific, Sacajawea would travel farther than any American woman of her time. Richly illustrated and smartly narrated, this book brings to life the story of the real and remarkable Shoshone princess who helped Captains Lewis and Clark navigate their way across the American West.

Sadie and the Silver Shoes book
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Sadie and the Silver Shoes
Written by Jane Godwin and illustrated by Anna Walker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

When shoes are the only thing you get to pick out yourself, what happens when you lose one of them? A tale of self-expression and friendship, told with humor and charm. With three older brothers to pass along hand-me-downs, Sadie doesn't have much say in choosing her clothes. Her outfits always look interesting, though (even if some kids at school might not think so). But Sadie is allowed to pick her shoes, so one day she buys the most beautiful shoes ever -- shoes that sparkle in the sun, shoes she wears everywhere. That is, until Sadie and her brothers hop down a creek on an adventure, and one shoe falls off and is swept away. Whatever will Sadie do with one silver shoe? From a winning picture-book team comes a story of creativity, resilience, and like-minded souls that is sure to appeal to independent thinkers everywhere.

Sadie: the Paper Crown Princess book
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Sadie: the Paper Crown Princess
Written by Amanda N. Evans and illustrated by Mandy Newham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Sadie is a spunky princess-in-training whose big ideas keep getting in the way of her earning her tiara. Her journey takes her from the Princess Academy on an around the world adventure where Sadie learns the meaning of being a real princess. With one last chance to prove herself worthy of a crown, Sadie follows her heart and discovers the beauty of being true to yourself.

Salamatu and Kandoni Go Missing book
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Salamatu and Kandoni Go Missing
Written by Steve Brace and illustrated by Annie Kubler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Salamatu's goat follows her to school, leading to a series of misadventures. Provides an insight into life in Ghana and allows comparisons to our own country. Published in conjunction with Action Aid.

Sally in the Sand book
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Sally in the Sand
Written and illustrated by Stephen Huneck
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Adapted from the classic picture book Sally Goes to the Beach and featuring the late author's signature woodcut prints, the story of intrepid black Labrador Sally follows her seashore adventures with new friends, new scents and new games.

Salt in His Shoes book
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Salt in His Shoes
Written by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan and illustrated by Kadir Nelson
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Young Michael Jordan, who is smaller than the other players, learns that determination and hard work are more important than size when playing the game of basketball.

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole book
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Sam & Dave Dig a Hole
Written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect.

Sam & Eva book
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Sam & Eva
Written and illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sam does not want Eva to add to his drawing, but when the scene comes to life and gets out of control, she helps him escape.

Sam and Jump book
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Sam and Jump
Written and illustrated by Jennifer K Mann
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Sam and his stuffed bunny, Jump, are best friends, and they do everything together. One day, on a trip to the beach, Sam meets Thomas. Sam and Thomas play together all day and promise to do the same the next day. But when Sam gets home he realizes Jump is still at the beach! It’s too late and too dark to go find him, and Sam worries all night. What if Jump is nowhere to be found? Can Sam brave the world without his best friend? Little ones with their own cherished toys will be drawn to this reassuring story about losing something dear only to gain something even better.

Sam and the Lucky Money book
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Sam and the Lucky Money
Written by Karen Chin and illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-hwa Hu
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Sam must decide how to spend the lucky money he's received for Chinese New Year.

Same Sun Here book
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Same Sun Here
Written by Silas House, Neela Vaswani and illustrated by Hilary Schenker
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-16

A twelve-year-old Indian immigrant in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration, and racism.

Sammy's Great Escape book
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Sammy's Great Escape
Written and illustrated by Marty Kelley
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Molly Mac's dream of becoming a famous animal trainer may come true! But only if her parents let her watch the class hamster for the weekend. When Molly finally brings the hamster home, he disappears! Will Molly and her best friend, Kayley, find the hamster? Or will Molly's dream be ruined?

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