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My Favorite Memories

Written by Sepideh Sarihi & illustrated by Julie Völk
Published by Blue Dot Kids Press
4.75 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 3.7 / 5.0
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★ “A gentle story about change, home, and the hope life hands us when we open our hearts to receive it.” – Booklist, starred review

A beautifully simple story about moving to a new home, exploring themes of change and permanence and told with warm illustrations from an award-winning illustrator.

A young girl is moving to a new country, and there’s so much that she wants to bring: an aquarium, a pear tree, her best friend, the ocean. As she moves through the list of the things she loves, she comes to understand that while we cannot always carry things with us physically–maybe they can travel with us in other ways.

Told with warm illustrations by an award-winning picture book illustrator, My Favorite Memories offers parents and educators a gentle but impactful way to discuss the idea of resilience along with complex life events like immigration and moving to a new home. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable-based inks.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.75 / 7.0

I love the illustrations in this book—they feel super unique and have lots of fun, whimsical details. The message about moving and that many of your favorite things can’t be packed in a poignant one, although the story felt like it ended a little abruptly.

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Who Wrote My Favorite Memories

Sepideh Sarihi
Sepideh Sarihi
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Who Illustrated My Favorite Memories

Julie Völk
Julie Völk
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