All Are Welcome

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New York Times bestseller!

A warm, welcoming picture book that celebrates diversity and gives encouragement and support to all kids.

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other's traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.--from the publisher

44 pages            978-0525579649            Ages 4-8


Welcome to a classroom where diversity is not only normal, it's what makes this school so special. Starring children of all races and religions, wheelchair abled and not, childhood shines with its acceptance of everyone. Happiness simply glows off the pages as the students play their musical instruments and paint their pictures and hear the dinosaur story over on the storytime rug.

This is a celebration of what we can be together. Simply being children and gathering as families to celebrate the moon. So grab someone's hand and join in the circle. An outstanding book about the glories of accepting one and all.

Recommended by: Barb Langridge,


"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate."--Kirkus, Starred review

"A lively, timely picture book."--Booklist

“This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy and Quiet Please, Owen McPhee!

"A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again." —School Library Journal

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