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Drawing of a young girl waving. British alphabet letters across the top and bottom of the book
Summary: 

A wonderful child-led book that celebrates Deaf culture and introduces readers to British Sign Language

Marvellously positive and encouraging throughout, this would be a useful addition to any primary school or public library, as well as being useful to help any child understand a little more about their deaf peers. - The Carousel Ava is like any other 7-year-old. She likes to talk and laugh with her friends, is obsessed with dogs and loves being active. Ava is also deaf - and she's proud of it. She loves her deaf community, that she's bilingual, and that she experiences the world differently from hearing people.

In this book, Ava welcomes her hearing peers to her daily life, the way technology helps her navigate the world and explains common misconceptions about deaf people - and introduces some of her deaf heroes who have achieved amazing things. She talks about her experiences at school making friends with hearing children, and teaches readers the BSL alphabet and some BSL phrases.

Featuring photos of Ava, her friends and family throughout, plus illustrations of hand signs, this book celebrates deafness rather than discussing 'overcoming challenges' or 'stigma'. Perfect for readers aged 5 and upwards.

Author: 
Ava, Lilli and Nick Beese
Imprint: 
Ava, Beese et al., Proud to Be Deaf: Discover My Community and My Language. London: Wayland, 2018
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair and is sitting on a bale of hay with apples on the ground and in her hand
Summary: 

Fall is Emma's favorite season. She loves the weather, the leaves, and most of all, the apples! Every fall, Emma's dad takes Emma and her best friend, Izzie, to the apple orchard. And every year they pick dozens of apples so they can make apple pies, applesauce, apple tarts, and other apple treats. But this year, things don't go as planned at the orchard. Follow Emma and Izzie on their apple adventure in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Crazy for Apples. North Mankato, Minnesota: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021.
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair, large eyes, dressed in casual clothes and carrying a picture
Summary: 

It's the first field trip of the year! Emma's class is headed to a history museum. Field trips are supposed to be fun, but how much fun can you have looking at old things all day? Leave it to Emma to find the fun in everything, including history, in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Going On a Field Trip. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair and is carrying a large shopping bag
Summary: 

Emma is excited about Izzie's birthday party. But she's also nervous. Is her dress too fancy? Will she know anyone else at the party? Did she buy the right gift? Will Emma's worries ruin her chance to have fun? Find out how Emma handles her party problems in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
Reid, C. L. and Elena (Illustrator), Aiello, Party Problems. North Mankato, MN: Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2020.
Emma, fingerspelled, Every Day Series. Picture of a young child with a cochlear implant. She has brown hair, a black hat trimmed with a pink ribbon, a pink skirt and black tap dance shoes.
Summary: 

Click. Clack. Tap, tap, tap. Emma just started dance lessons and is determined to learn the routine perfectly. But dance isn't as easy as she had hoped. Thankfully Emma doesn't give up easily! Emma proves that hard work and practice will take those tap dance troubles away in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.

Author: 
C.L. Reid
Imprint: 
North Mankato, Minnesota : Picture Window Books, a Capstone imprint, 2021
Picture of a dog looking behind him
Summary: 

Duke the deaf dog learns that some noises are loud and some are quiet. Whether it's a tapping crayon, a beeping fire drill, or a crinkly candy wrapper, both parents and children alike will understand the need to know the difference between noises. A fun, engaging way to teach children that some noises are not polite.

Author: 
Brakenhoff, Kelly
Imprint: 
Emerald Prarie Press, 2020
Ferdinand
Summary: 

The Story of Ferdinand is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets as Ferdinand finds peace and contentment on the Spanish countryside. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Munro, Leaf
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio; Scholastic, c2009
Little Quack
Summary: 

The story of Little Quack is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of visual language. Missy Keast interprets the story of Little Quack as he tries to find the courage to join his brothers and sisters in the pond. There are bonus features including a read-along text, activity guide, interactive quiz, Quack-u-lator and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Thompson, Lauren
Imprint: 
Norwalk, CT: Weston Woods Studio, c2009
big al
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Summary: 

The story of Big Al is brought to life with original music, voice and sign language helping all children appreciate the richness of a visual language. Manny Hernandez interprets the story of Big Al, the gnarly fish trying to find his true colors to his fishy friends. There are bonus features including read-along phrases, an activity guide, an interactive quiz, voiceover and ASL vocabulary.

Author: 
Signs for Intelligence
Imprint: 
Phoenix, AZ: Signs for Intelligence, c2010
My Dog Kiefer
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Summary: 

There is something very special about my dog Keifer...he is a Border Collie and was born deaf! Keifer wants to tell you all about himself and teach you how to talk to him using your hands. Follow him throughout his day and learn about what makes him truly special.

Author: 
Trisha Malfitano
Imprint: 
Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, c2011

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