Lots of things can make us bloom. Family, friends, nature, love. Check out these titles for 3 to 5-year-olds about things that bring us joy and help us grow!  

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The Hike

Three friends set out on a day hike to explore their local forest. 

Isabel and Her Colores Go to School

English just feels wrong to Isabel. She prefers her native Spanish. Her first day at her new school is uncomfortable, until she employs her crayons and discovers there’s more than one way to communicate with new friends.

You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla. 


Layla's Happiness

Seven-year-old Layla divulges many things that make her happy, especially her family and their community garden.

Me, Toma and the Concrete Garden

A celebration of the joy of a budding friendship, “The Concrete Garden” shows us the value of community and reminds us that sometimes everything can come up roses. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla. 


My Hair Is a Garden

After being teased yet again about her unruly hair, MacKenzie consults her neighbor, Miss Tillie, who compares hair care with tending her beautiful garden and teaches MacKenzie some techniques. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla 


My Rainbow

A dedicated mom puts love into action as she creates the perfect rainbow-colored wig for her transgender daughter, based on the real-life experience of mother-daughter advocate duo Trinity and DeShanna Neal. This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

The Old Truck

On a small family farm, an old truck falls into disrepair and lies nearly forgotten, except by the family’s daughter.

Southwest Sunrise

Jayden expects to see nothing but brown his first morning in New Mexico, but after being surprised by colorful rocks, flowers, birds, and animals, he wonders if this place could become home. 

Who Will You Be?

A picture book about how family and community help shape the people children become.