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Hate That Cat

Creech, Sharon (Author)
HarperCollins 2010. 152 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Cats, creative writing, free verse, non-traditional text layout, novels in verse, pastiche, poetry, school life, self-expression, sequels, stories in rhyme, taking risks, Walter Dean Myers, William Carlos Williams (poet)
 
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Love That Dog

Creech, Sharon (Author)
HarperCollins 2008. 106 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Creative writing, death, dogs, empathy, free verse, non-traditional text layout, novels in verse, pastiche, poetry, Robert Frost, school life, self-expression, stories in rhyme, taking risks, Walter Dean Myers, William Blake, William Carlos Williams (poet)
 
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Gerbil, Uncurled

Hughes, Alison (Author)
Del Rizzo, Suzanne (Illustrator)
Fitzhenry & Whiteside 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, community, debates, gerbils, illustrations (plasticine), individuality, pets, rules, self-expression
 
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Tommy Can’t Stop!

Federle, Tim (Author)
Fearing, Mark (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dancing, family life, gender roles, human behaviour, hyperactivity, self-acceptance, self-expression, tap dancing
 
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You Talking to Me?

Ham, Catherine (Author)
Quarto 2017. 96 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Codes, communication, cultures, history, languages, self-expression
 
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Ben Says Goodbye

Ellis, Sarah (Author)
LaFave, Kim (Illustrator)
Pajama Press 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cave paintings, family life, friendship, imagination, moving (household), self-expression, storytelling
 
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Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress

Baldacchino, Christine (Author)
Malenfant, Isabelle (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, gender roles, imagination, individuality, mothers and sons, self-expression, teasing
 
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Red: A Crayon’s Story

Hall, Michael (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Crayons, deconstructing stereotypes, differences, identity, individuality, self-expression
 
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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild

Brown, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2013. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: City life, civilization, freedom, individuality, nonconformity, self-expression, tigers
 
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The Dot

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, creativity, dots, drawing, perseverance, self-confidence, self-expression
 
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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

Falconer, Ian (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Deconstructing stereotypes, differences, identity, individuality, pigs, princesses, self-expression
 
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Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too)

Negley, Keith (Author/Illustrator)
Nobrow Press 2015. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Emotions, fathers and sons, feelings, gender roles, self-expression, stereotypes
 
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Metal Man

Reynolds, Aaron (Author)
Hoppe, Paul (Illustrator)
Charlesbridge 2010. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, first-person narration, mentors, recycling, sculptures, self-expression
 
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To This Day: For the Bullied and Beautiful

Koyczan, Shane (Author)
Annick Press 2014. 72 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Body image, bullying, diversity, multiple illustrators, overcoming adversity, pain, self-esteem, self-expression, spoken word poetry
 
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How Are You Peeling?: Foods With Moods

Freymann, Saxton (Author/Illustrator)
Elffers, Joost (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2004. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Feelings, fruits, illustrations (photographs), sculptures, self-expression, stories in rhyme, vegetables
 
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When Sophie Gets Angry—Really, Really Angry...

Bang, Molly (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2004. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Anger, brothers and sisters, family life, feelings, self-expression, sharing
 
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Frances Dean Who Loved to Dance and Dance

Sif, Birgitta (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, dance, dancing, overcoming fears, self-confidence, self-expression, shyness
 
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Jacob’s New Dress

Hoffman, Sarah (Author)
Hoffman, Ian (Author)
Case, Chris (Illustrator)
Albert Whitman 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, bullying, clothing, gender roles, individuality, parent-child relationships, school life, self-expression, teasing
 
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A Dictionary of Dance

Murphy, Liz (Author/Illustrator)
Blue Apple Books 2012. 28 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Alphabet, creativity, dancing, dictionaries, performing, self-expression
 
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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

Witek, Jo (Author)
Roussey, Christine (Illustrator)
Abrams 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Emotions, feelings, imagery, poetic language, self-expression
 
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Phileas’s Fortune: A Story About Self-Expression

de Lestrade, Agnès (Author)
Docampo, Valeria (Illustrator)
Magination Press 2010. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Communication, imaginary world, love, self-expression, wordplay
 
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Ish

Reynolds, Peter H. (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Art, brothers and sisters, creativity, drawing, perceptions, self-confidence, self-expression
 
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