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All Are Welcome

Author Alexandra Penfold On Tour
Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman On Tour
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$17.99 US
On sale Jul 10, 2018 | 44 Pages | 978-0-525-57964-9
Age 4-8 years | Preschool - 3
Reading Level: Lexile AD370L | Fountas & Pinnell L
Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom!

In our classroom safe and sound.
Fears are lost and hope is found.


Discover a school where all young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.

Readers will follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be.

“An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy
  • NOMINEE | 2021
    California Young Reader Master List
  • SELECTION | 2019
    Kansas State Reading Circle Award
"Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Celebrate a school community as a great common ground where families of all kinds connect and share in their children’s educational journey…. the book’s refrain of “All are welcome here” feels both deeply reassuring and almost radical in our polarized time.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy
© Donny Tsang
Alexandra Penfold is the author of Eat, Sleep, Poop and The Littlest Viking.  She lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn, where she is a literary agent at Upstart Crow. Learn more about Alex at alexpenfoldbooks.com or on Twitter @AgentPenfold. View titles by Alexandra Penfold
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator, and lover of school potlucks. Her books include All Are Welcome, ConfiscatedI Love Monkey, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her family. Follow her on Twitter @skaufmanart and Instagram @suzannekaufman. View titles by Suzanne Kaufman

All Are Welcome - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Educator Guide for All Are Welcome

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

Classroom Activities for All Are Welcome

Classroom activities supplement discussion and traditional lessons with group projects and creative tasks. Can be used in pre-existing units and lessons, or as stand-alone.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

Discussion Guide for All Are Welcome

Provides questions, discussion topics, suggested reading lists, introductions and/or author Q&As, which are intended to enhance reading groups’ experiences.

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About

Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. The perfect back-to-school read for every kid, family and classroom!

In our classroom safe and sound.
Fears are lost and hope is found.


Discover a school where all young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.

Readers will follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be.

“An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

Awards

  • NOMINEE | 2021
    California Young Reader Master List
  • SELECTION | 2019
    Kansas State Reading Circle Award

Praise

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

“Celebrate a school community as a great common ground where families of all kinds connect and share in their children’s educational journey…. the book’s refrain of “All are welcome here” feels both deeply reassuring and almost radical in our polarized time.” —Publishers Weekly

“This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere.” – Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

Author

© Donny Tsang
Alexandra Penfold is the author of Eat, Sleep, Poop and The Littlest Viking.  She lives with her husband and three children in Brooklyn, where she is a literary agent at Upstart Crow. Learn more about Alex at alexpenfoldbooks.com or on Twitter @AgentPenfold. View titles by Alexandra Penfold
Suzanne Kaufman is an author, illustrator, animator, and lover of school potlucks. Her books include All Are Welcome, ConfiscatedI Love Monkey, 100 Bugs, Naughty Claudine Christmas, and Samanthasaurus Rex. When not tramping through the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, you will find her teaching animation or working in her studio. She lives in Seattle with her family. Follow her on Twitter @skaufmanart and Instagram @suzannekaufman. View titles by Suzanne Kaufman

Media

All Are Welcome - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

Guides

Educator Guide for All Are Welcome

Classroom-based guides appropriate for schools and colleges provide pre-reading and classroom activities, discussion questions connected to the curriculum, further reading, and resources.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

Classroom Activities for All Are Welcome

Classroom activities supplement discussion and traditional lessons with group projects and creative tasks. Can be used in pre-existing units and lessons, or as stand-alone.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

Discussion Guide for All Are Welcome

Provides questions, discussion topics, suggested reading lists, introductions and/or author Q&As, which are intended to enhance reading groups’ experiences.

(Please note: the guide displayed here is the most recently uploaded version; while unlikely, any page citation discrepancies between the guide and book is likely due to pagination differences between a book’s different formats.)

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