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A delightful read about community – Mai Story Book Library

The Neighbourhood Surprise focuses on intergenerational friendship, community, and vegan and vegetarian diets!   Buy The Neighbourhood Surprise   We’re thrilled that The Neighbourhood Surprise helped people look forward to social gatherings again after lockdown ends. Read a review from Maistorybook below!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Maya Espiritu- MaiStoryBook (@maistorybooklibrary) Watch the trailer for The Neighbourhood Surprise Download: FREE Neighbourhood Surprise activities! Watch an interview with Sarah van…


A message of community care, interconnection, and moving forward – Publisher’s Weekly

Gloria’s Porridge focuses on sharing, friendship and communication. Buy Gloria’s Porridge. We loved this review of Gloria’s Porridge from Publisher’s Weekly! Check it out below! Gloria’s Porridge: A Story from Ethiopia In Laird’s retelling of an Ethiopian folktale, Gloria, a Black girl in a spotted aqua tunic and pink striped pants, is making porridge when her anthropomorphic brown cat asks for some. After Gloria refuses and heads out to fetch more water, the cat subsequently…


The Neighborhood Surprise is now available in the US!

The Neighborhood Surprise is out today in the US! Buy The Neighborhood Surprise Happy book birthday to The Neighborhood Surprise, out today in the US! It’s always so exciting to see our books fly across the pond! We can’t wait to hear what US readers make of all those tasty dishes… The Neighborhood Surprise is an inclusive tale about a community coming together to celebrate one of their own. It introduces children to different kinds…