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Abracadabra, It's Spring! (Seasonal Magic)

Anne Sibley O'Brien, Susan Gal

2016    24 Pages    (Harry N. Abrams)

ISBN 13: 9781419718915    ISBN 10: 1419718916

Sun shines on a patch of snow.Hocus pocus!Where did it go?Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring’s arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it’s warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play! “Stunning spreads utilize razzle-dazzle phrases and gatefold [...]

Sun shines on a patch of snow.Hocus pocus!Where did it go?Winter turns to spring in this lyrical book that celebrates the magic of nature and the changing seasons. Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of spring’s arrival, revealing what happens when snow melts, trees bud, flowers bloom, birds arrive, and eggs and cocoons hatch. Finally, it’s warm enough to pack away winter clothes and go out and play! “Stunning spreads utilize razzle-dazzle phrases and gatefold pages to depict the amazing natural changes that seem to come about like magic…Enchantingly rendered flora and fauna flourish as the season progresses...”—School Library Journal  [less]

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Judith Viorst

1987    32 Pages    (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780689711732    ISBN 10: 0689711735

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse... His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages.

Alexander knew it was going to be a terrible day when he woke up with gum in this hair. And it got worse... His best friend deserted him. There was no dessert in his lunch bag. And, on top of all that, there were lima beans for dinner and kissing on TV! This handsome new edition of Judith Viorst's classic picture book is sure to charm readers of all ages. [less]

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Alicia Has a Bad Day

Lisa Jahn-Clough

2002    32 Pages    (HMH Books for Young Readers)

ISBN 13: 9780618260119    ISBN 10: 0618260110

“The zany illustrations suit the amusingly outraged tone of the text. Funny and original.” —Kirkus ReviewsBad days—we all have them. But what do we do about them?Meet Alicia and her trusty friend, Neptune. Alicia is usually a cheerful child who likes to dance very fast and stand on her head. What will she do when she wakes one morning feeling miserable? At first, none of Alicia’s clever and quirky remedies, such as moping in her favorite chair and writing in her notebook, seems to [...]

“The zany illustrations suit the amusingly outraged tone of the text. Funny and original.” —Kirkus ReviewsBad days—we all have them. But what do we do about them?Meet Alicia and her trusty friend, Neptune. Alicia is usually a cheerful child who likes to dance very fast and stand on her head. What will she do when she wakes one morning feeling miserable? At first, none of Alicia’s clever and quirky remedies, such as moping in her favorite chair and writing in her notebook, seems to cure her gloom. Then in a place least expected, a delightful surprise awaits, and Alicia makes a joyous discovery.Lisa Jahn-Clough has created a unique character with a spunky spirit all her own. Alicia will charm her way into the hearts of readers young and old on any day. [less]

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All in One Day

Mike Huber, Joseph Cowman (Illustrator)

2014    32 Pages    (Redleaf Press)

ISBN 13: 9781605542072    ISBN 10: 1605542075

It's another day in Mr. Walter's classroom, and Ari and Blaine hatch a plan to put on a show. Throughout the day, their classmates join the play and contribute new ideas. Finally, it's show time--and just in time for a special audience! While presenting a group of children following their interests, All in One Day shows the routine of a typical day in child care. The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences.

It's another day in Mr. Walter's classroom, and Ari and Blaine hatch a plan to put on a show. Throughout the day, their classmates join the play and contribute new ideas. Finally, it's show time--and just in time for a special audience! While presenting a group of children following their interests, All in One Day shows the routine of a typical day in child care. The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences. [less]

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All Kinds of Children

Norma Simon

1999    32 Pages    (Albert Whitman & Company)

ISBN 13: 9780807502815    ISBN 10: 0807502812

Norma Simon uses both the neighborhood and the international stage to celebrate children. Each carefully chosen example and comparison will help to forge a connection to friends and neighbors, other cultures, and faraway lands.

Norma Simon uses both the neighborhood and the international stage to celebrate children. Each carefully chosen example and comparison will help to forge a connection to friends and neighbors, other cultures, and faraway lands. [less]

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All Kinds of Friends, Even Green!

Ellen B. Senisi

2002    28 Pages    (Woodbine House)

ISBN 13: 9781890627355    ISBN 10: 1890627356

(2003 Skipping Stones Honor Award) In school, Moses, and the rest of his class are given the assignment of choosing a friend to write about. As he wonders which person to choose, he thinks of his circle of friends and what they share together. Some friends are kids like Jimmy, who says funny things, and Manuel, who races with Moses on the playground. Other friends are grown-ups like Mom and Dad, and teachers. Neighbors too, can be friends, like Kate, his teen-aged babysitter. Kate owns two [...]

(2003 Skipping Stones Honor Award) In school, Moses, and the rest of his class are given the assignment of choosing a friend to write about. As he wonders which person to choose, he thinks of his circle of friends and what they share together. Some friends are kids like Jimmy, who says funny things, and Manuel, who races with Moses on the playground. Other friends are grown-ups like Mom and Dad, and teachers. Neighbors too, can be friends, like Kate, his teen-aged babysitter. Kate owns two really cute iguanas. One of the iguanas, Zaki, is missing toes. That's it! Moses will write about Zaki. After all, they really have something in common. Moses and Zaki both have special needs. Zaki, with her missing toes, must figure out new ways to move around and get to where she wants to go, which is exactly what Moses must do in his wheelchair! More than just a story about friendship, ALL KINDS OF FRIENDS, EVEN GREEN! looks at difference---such as being in a wheelchair or missing toes---in a unique way. With this beautifully photographed and engaging story, children discover that living with disability and facing its challenges can be seen as interesting, even positive. With an Afterword about disabilities, Moses, and iguanas, the story provides material for discussing inclusion at school and home. [less]

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All the Colors We Are/Todos los colores de nuestra piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La historia de por qué tenemos diferentes colores de piel

Katie Kissinger

2014    32 Pages    (Redleaf Press)

ISBN 13: 9781605540795    ISBN 10: 160554079X

The essential resource for 20 years!Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another—our skin color! This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It’s also filled with colorful photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones. Reading this book frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin [...]

The essential resource for 20 years!Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another—our skin color! This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It’s also filled with colorful photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones. Reading this book frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin color and helps them build positive identities as they accept, understand, and value our rich and diverse world. Unique activity ideas are included to help you extend the conversation with children.Katie Kissinger, MA, is an author, activist, educator for social justice, and an early childhood education college instructor. She is founder and a board member of Threads of Justice Collective, an informal group of educators who work together to promote social and cultural justice for all children and families. Katie lives near Portland, Oregon.Chris Bohnhoff earned a degree in English from Carleton College and then attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Chris takes pictures in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and beyond. [less]

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Alma and How She Got Her Name

Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)

2018    32 Pages    (Candlewick Press)

ISBN 13: 9780763693558    ISBN 10: 0763693553

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, [...]

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names. [less]

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Amazing Erik, The

Mike Huber

2014    32 Pages    (Redleaf Lane)

ISBN 13: 9781605542096    ISBN 10: 1605542091

Playing at the water table is fun. But Erik thinks getting splashed is not fun. When his sleeve gets wet, Erik gets sad, and he can't imagine ever being happy again. Then, with a classmate by his side, Erik becomes absorbed by a new idea: making the water disappear. As it does, Erik discovers his sadness has vanished and happiness has reappeared, like magic. Airdah-taroo! The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences.

Playing at the water table is fun. But Erik thinks getting splashed is not fun. When his sleeve gets wet, Erik gets sad, and he can't imagine ever being happy again. Then, with a classmate by his side, Erik becomes absorbed by a new idea: making the water disappear. As it does, Erik discovers his sadness has vanished and happiness has reappeared, like magic. Airdah-taroo! The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences. [less]

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Amos and Boris

William Steig

1971    32 Pages    (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

ISBN 13: 9780374302788    ISBN 10: 0374302782

Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation.

Befriended by a whale as he is drowning in the ocean, a mouse gets a chance to reciprocate years later in an equally unlikely situation. [less]

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Andy and His Yellow Frisbee (Woodbine House Special-Needs Collection)

Mary Thompson

1996    1 Pages    (Woodbine House)

ISBN 13: 9780933149830    ISBN 10: 0933149832

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee is a heartwarming and educational children's book about a boy with autism. Like many children with autism, Andy displays a fascination for objects in motion. He spins things-coins, dinner plates, and when at school, his yellow frisbee. It's Andy's special talent, combined with a new student's curiosity about his behavior that sets this story in motion. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister supplies background information about Andy and autism, [...]

Andy and His Yellow Frisbee is a heartwarming and educational children's book about a boy with autism. Like many children with autism, Andy displays a fascination for objects in motion. He spins things-coins, dinner plates, and when at school, his yellow frisbee. It's Andy's special talent, combined with a new student's curiosity about his behavior that sets this story in motion. Rosie, the watchful and protective sister supplies background information about Andy and autism, as well as a sibling's perspective. Beautiful watercolor illustrations enhance the story. Recommended for elementary school-aged children, Andy and His Yellow Frisbee is of particular interest to siblings of children with autism, and friends and classmates. [less]

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Are Pirates Polite?

Corinne Demas, Artemis Roehrig

2016    40 Pages    (Orchard Books)

ISBN 13: 9780545628747    ISBN 10: 0545628741

"Pirates are unrulyand pirates love to fight,but pirates still say 'please' and 'thanks''cause pirates are polite."Are Pirates Polite? shows pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners lessons. These pirates remember to say "please" and "thank you." If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too!Fun, rhyming text by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig pairs pirates' questionable activities with their lead-by-example lessons in manners. David Catrow's humorous, zany illustrations depict [...]

"Pirates are unrulyand pirates love to fight,but pirates still say 'please' and 'thanks''cause pirates are polite."Are Pirates Polite? shows pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners lessons. These pirates remember to say "please" and "thank you." If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too!Fun, rhyming text by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig pairs pirates' questionable activities with their lead-by-example lessons in manners. David Catrow's humorous, zany illustrations depict the swashbuckling nature of the pirates. Follow along as pirates have fun on a pirate ship, divide up their treasure, and teach manners. Aargh! [less]

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Are You Listening, Jack?

Newmark, Ellen Garcia

2014   

ISBN 13: 9781478804727    ISBN 10: 1478804726

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Arnie and the New Kid

Nancy Carlson

1992    32 Pages    (Penguin Young Readers Group)

ISBN 13: 9780140509458    ISBN 10: 0140509453

"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome".--Booklist. Full color.

"Top cat Arnie teases Philip because he is confined to a wheelchair. Yet when Arnie falls down the school steps and breaks a leg, twists a wrist, and sprains a tail, he begins to see life from a different perspective. With few books about mainstreaming available, this entertaining story should be welcome".--Booklist. Full color. [less]

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Baby Goes to Market

Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)

2017    32 Pages    (Candlewick Press)

ISBN 13: 9780763695705    ISBN 10: 076369570X

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn't notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears [...]

Join Baby and his doting mama at a bustling southwest Nigerian marketplace for a bright, bouncy read-aloud offering a gentle introduction to numbers. Market is very crowded. Mama is very busy. Baby is very curious. When Baby and Mama go to the market, Baby is so adorable that the banana seller gives him six bananas. Baby eats one and puts five in the basket, but Mama doesn't notice. As Mama and Baby wend their way through the stalls, cheeky Baby collects five oranges, four biscuits, three ears of sweet corn, two pieces of coconut . . . until Mama notices that her basket is getting very heavy! Poor Baby, she thinks, he must be very hungry by now! Rhythmic language, visual humor, and a bounty of delectable food make this a tale that is sure to whet little appetites for story time. [less]

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Be a Friend

Salina Yoon

2016    40 Pages    (Bloomsbury USA Childrens)

ISBN 13: 9781619639515    ISBN 10: 1619639513

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."Countless readers and [...]

Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree . . . But being a mime can be lonely. It isn't until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship--and how special he truly is! At its core, this book is a heartwarming story of self-acceptance, courage, and unbreakable friendship for anyone who has ever felt "different."Countless readers and reviewers have fallen in love with Salina Yoon. Now, she showcases her talent in a brand new way, wrapping a simple yet emotionally rich text in a special package. The gorgeous final book will feature uncoated paper, a highly designed jacket, and a debossed art inset on the case.Awards for Salina YoonA Winter 2015-2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick (Be a Friend)A Scholastic Teachers Top 10 Picture Book (Penguin's Big Adventure)An NPR Best Book (Found)Winner of the 2014 SCIBA Book Award for Best Picture Book (Found) [less]

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Be A Super Test-Taker!

Laurie Rozakis

2007    128 Pages    (Scholastic Reference)

ISBN 13: 9780439878791    ISBN 10: 0439878799

Standardized tests have become a common feature in elementary schools. With Be a Super Test Taker!, students, parents, and teachers will finally have the one resource they need to succeed.Throughout the country, standardized tests in elementary schools have never been more common. Unfortunately, parents, teachers, and students are often left feeling helpless and unprepared. Dr. Rozakis's Be a Super Test Taker! is the answer to these anxieties. Through child-friendly writing, appropriate content [...]

Standardized tests have become a common feature in elementary schools. With Be a Super Test Taker!, students, parents, and teachers will finally have the one resource they need to succeed.Throughout the country, standardized tests in elementary schools have never been more common. Unfortunately, parents, teachers, and students are often left feeling helpless and unprepared. Dr. Rozakis's Be a Super Test Taker! is the answer to these anxieties. Through child-friendly writing, appropriate content, and welcoming design, there is now one "go-to source" that will provide students with all the information they need to ace the test! [less]

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Be Good to Eddie Lee

Virginia Fleming

1997    32 Pages    (Puffin Books)

ISBN 13: 9780698115828    ISBN 10: 0698115821

Christy's mother tells her to treat Eddie Lee, a neighborhood child, well because he has Down's Syndrome and needs special care, but Christy does not always want him tagging along, until Eddie Lee show her a special hiding place in the woods and she sees how very special he really is. Reprint. K. "

Christy's mother tells her to treat Eddie Lee, a neighborhood child, well because he has Down's Syndrome and needs special care, but Christy does not always want him tagging along, until Eddie Lee show her a special hiding place in the woods and she sees how very special he really is. Reprint. K. " [less]

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Be Kind

Pat Zietlow Miller

2018    32 Pages    (Roaring Brook Press)

ISBN 13: 9781626723214    ISBN 10: 1626723214

From the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash comes a thoughtful picture book about the power of kindness.When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.With a gentle text [...]

From the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash comes a thoughtful picture book about the power of kindness.When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate contemplates how to make her feel better and what it means to be kind. From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving and thoughtful story explores what a child can do to be kind, and how each act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.With a gentle text from Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor author Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world. [less]

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Be Patient, Maddie

Newmark, Ellen Garcia, Molly Smith

2014    16 Pages   

ISBN 13: 9781478804758    ISBN 10: 1478804750

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Be Positive! (Being the Best Me Series)

Cheri J. Meiners

2013    40 Pages    (Free Spirit Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781575424415    ISBN 10: 157542441X

A sense of optimism is a key ingredient to success in life. Guide young children to develop a positive outlook and discover how the choices they make can lead to feeling happy and capable. This friendly, encouraging book introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don’t go their way, and contribute to other people’s happiness, too.Being the Best Me Series:From the [...]

A sense of optimism is a key ingredient to success in life. Guide young children to develop a positive outlook and discover how the choices they make can lead to feeling happy and capable. This friendly, encouraging book introduces preschool and primary-age children to ways of thinking and acting that will help them feel good about themselves and their lives, stay on course when things don’t go their way, and contribute to other people’s happiness, too.Being the Best Me Series:From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books come the first two books in this one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each book focuses on specific attitude or character traits—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, and work ethics. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings. [less]

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Because of an Acorn

Lola M. Schaefer, Adam Schaefer

2016    36 Pages    (Chronicle Books)

ISBN 13: 9781452112428    ISBN 10: 1452112428

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.

Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. Enchanting die-cuts illustrate the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical book. Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning. [less]

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Best in Snow

April Pulley Sayre

2016    40 Pages    (Beach Lane Books)

ISBN 13: 9781481459167    ISBN 10: 1481459163

Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll!With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals’ fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it.

Discover the wonderful world of snow with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll!With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals’ fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, this nonfiction picture book celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it. [less]

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Beyond the Fence

Maria Gulemetova (Illustrator)

2018    36 Pages    (Child's Play International Limited)

ISBN 13: 9781846439315    ISBN 10: 1846439310

Piggy lives in a large house with Thomas. Thomas knows exactly what Piggy needs. But a chance meeting with a wild pig changes everything, and Piggy finds out what lies outside the four walls, beyond the fence. A gentle book about freedom and friendship.

Piggy lives in a large house with Thomas. Thomas knows exactly what Piggy needs. But a chance meeting with a wild pig changes everything, and Piggy finds out what lies outside the four walls, beyond the fence. A gentle book about freedom and friendship. [less]

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Big Red Barn

Margaret Wise Brown

1989    32 Pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780060207489    ISBN 10: 0060207485

By the big red barnIn the great green field,There was a pink pigWho was learning to squeal.There were horses and sheep and goats and geese -- and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. In joyous and exuberantPictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps.There were horses and sheep and goats and geese -- and a [...]

By the big red barnIn the great green field,There was a pink pigWho was learning to squeal.There were horses and sheep and goats and geese -- and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. In joyous and exuberantPictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps.There were horses and sheep and goats and geese -- and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. In joyous and exuberant pictures, Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margarett Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps."Brown's melodic text is beguiling, while its subject'the big red barn that houses a menagerie of animals and their offspring'will have instant appeal to young children. Bond's newly added drawings have a simplicity that suits the story [about the cycle of a day on a farm]. A welcome reprise." 'BL. [less]

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Billions of Bricks: A Counting Book About Building

Kurt Cyrus

2016    32 Pages    (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR))

ISBN 13: 9781627792738    ISBN 10: 1627792732

Two, four, six. Look at all the bricks!Grab a hard hat and all your tools, and get ready for a construction adventure in counting! This clever, rhyming picture book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction crew building with bricks. A brick may seem like just a simple block, but in groupings of ten, twenty, and more, it can create many impressive structures, from hotels to schools to skyscrapers. Billions of Bricks from Kurt Cyrus is a terrific introduction to counting in [...]

Two, four, six. Look at all the bricks!Grab a hard hat and all your tools, and get ready for a construction adventure in counting! This clever, rhyming picture book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction crew building with bricks. A brick may seem like just a simple block, but in groupings of ten, twenty, and more, it can create many impressive structures, from hotels to schools to skyscrapers. Billions of Bricks from Kurt Cyrus is a terrific introduction to counting in quantities for children. A Christy Ottaviano Book [less]

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Black Rabbit (Junior Library Guild Selection), The

Philippa Leathers

2013    40 Pages    (Candlewick)

ISBN 13: 9780763657147    ISBN 10: 076365714X

In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can’t shake.Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship, [...]

In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can’t shake.Rabbit has a problem. There’s a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the deep, dark wood, Rabbit loses his nemesis — only to encounter a real foe! Kids who like to be in on the secret will revel in this humorous look at shadows and friendship, brought to light by a talented animator. [less]

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Blueberries for Sal (Viking Kestrel picture books)

Robert McCloskey

1948    55 Pages    (Viking Juvenile)

ISBN 13: 9780670175918    ISBN 10: 0670175919

While picking luscious blueberries for canning, a little girl and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub in this Caldecott Honor Book.

While picking luscious blueberries for canning, a little girl and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub in this Caldecott Honor Book. [less]

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Book for Benny, A

Judith Koppens, Marja Meijer (Illustrator)

2017    32 Pages    (Clavis Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781605373522    ISBN 10: 1605373524

"Stories about going to the library on a rainy day are not new, but this one has a cunning twist....kids will enjoy the playfulness and, no doubt, try reading to their own dogs." -Kirkus Reviews It's raining. No problem, because Sam is enjoying her book. Her little dog Benny doesn't like reading. He wants to play. Sam tries to persuade Benny reading is fun. Would he like to have a different book perhaps? They go to the library together to find the right book for Benny. A funny and endearing [...]

"Stories about going to the library on a rainy day are not new, but this one has a cunning twist....kids will enjoy the playfulness and, no doubt, try reading to their own dogs." -Kirkus Reviews It's raining. No problem, because Sam is enjoying her book. Her little dog Benny doesn't like reading. He wants to play. Sam tries to persuade Benny reading is fun. Would he like to have a different book perhaps? They go to the library together to find the right book for Benny. A funny and endearing picture book about a girl and her dog, and about the joys of reading. For everyone ages 4 and up. [less]

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Bounce Back! (Being the Best Me Series)

Cheri J. Meiners

2014    40 Pages    (Free Spirit Publishing)

ISBN 13: 9781575424590    ISBN 10: 1575424592

Resilience—the ability to recover or “bounce back” from problems, hurt, or loss—is critical for social and emotional health and helps people feel happy, capable, and in charge of their lives. Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in children with this unique, encouraging book. Young children learn thought processes and actions that are positive, realistic, and helpful for bouncing back. The book also helps children recognize people who can support them in times of difficulty. [...]

Resilience—the ability to recover or “bounce back” from problems, hurt, or loss—is critical for social and emotional health and helps people feel happy, capable, and in charge of their lives. Foster perseverance, patience, and resilience in children with this unique, encouraging book. Young children learn thought processes and actions that are positive, realistic, and helpful for bouncing back. The book also helps children recognize people who can support them in times of difficulty. Back matter includes advice for raising resilient children and fostering resiliency at school and in childcare.Being the Best Me Series:From the author of the popular Learning to Get Along® books comes a one-of-a-kind character-development series. Each book focuses on specific attitude or character traits—such as optimism, courage, resilience, imagination, personal power, decision-making, and work ethics. Also included are discussion questions, games, activities, and additional information adults can use to reinforce the concepts children are learning. Filled with diversity, these read-aloud books will be welcome in school, home, and childcare settings. [less]

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Boy Who Wouldn't Share, The

Mike Reiss

2008    32 Pages    (HarperCollins)

ISBN 13: 9780060591328    ISBN 10: 0060591323

Edward has oodles of toys but doesn't share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky. "They're mine!"he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can't move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they'll share right back with him.Mike Reiss's wickedly funny verse [...]

Edward has oodles of toys but doesn't share any of them with his little sister, Claire. She cannot ride his rocking horse, hug his teddy bear, or even think about touching his Slinky. "They're mine!"he says. That is, until one day when Edward finds himself stuck under his enormous pile of toys and can't move! With a little help from an unlikely ally, he learns that if he can share with others, they'll share right back with him.Mike Reiss's wickedly funny verse and David Catrow's remarkable gift for comic illustration make this one book you'll want to share—again and again! [less]

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Brave Like Me

Barbara Kerley

2016    48 Pages    (National Geographic Children's Books)

ISBN 13: 9781426323607    ISBN 10: 1426323603

When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has [...]

When someone is serving our country, far from home, everyone in their family has to be brave. Including -- and sometimes especially -- the kids. This book speaks to all kids in this situation in telling the story of a boy and a girl with parents away on duty. It captures the children's worries, fears, trials, and triumphs while waiting for their parents to return from service. Although the narrative tells one universal tale, the photographs depict multiple perspectives so that every reader has someone they can relate to. In the end, each child finds the strength and patience to endure the wait, showing admirable bravery and inspiring us all. An afterword looks further at the meaning of bravery and offers resources for helping kids deal with transition, deployment, and separation.   [less]

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Bree Finds a Friend

Mike Huber, Joseph Cowman (Illustrator)

2014    32 Pages    (Redleaf Press)

ISBN 13: 9781605542119    ISBN 10: 1605542113

Bree doesn't know anyone who likes to dig as much as she does. What's more, Bree doesn't know anyone who likes worms as much as she does. So Bree digs alone, until one day a classmate joins her. Together, the two unearth something even better than worms--a new friendship. The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences.

Bree doesn't know anyone who likes to dig as much as she does. What's more, Bree doesn't know anyone who likes worms as much as she does. So Bree digs alone, until one day a classmate joins her. Together, the two unearth something even better than worms--a new friendship. The book contains a page of information to help adults connect the story to children's experiences. [less]

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 50th Anniversary Edition with Audio CD

Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator)

2016    32 Pages    (Henry Holt & Company)

ISBN 13: 9781627797214    ISBN 10: 1627797211

A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classicBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, complete with audio CD read by Gwyneth Paltrow. Fifty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then,Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children. To celebrate Brown Bear's 50th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and [...]

A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classicBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, complete with audio CD read by Gwyneth Paltrow. Fifty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then,Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children. To celebrate Brown Bear's 50th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it's read on the CD and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book. This title has Common Core connections. [less]

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Bug Zoo: Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase Book

Disney Book Group

2016    40 Pages    (Disney-Hyperion)

ISBN 13: 9781484720547    ISBN 10: 1484720547

Ben loves bugs: armored, teeny, leggy, greenie, floaty, wingy, jumpy, springy bugs! After a trip to the city zoo, Ben collects all of the bugs he can find and sets up a bug zoo. He couldn't be happier--but what about his bugs?

Ben loves bugs: armored, teeny, leggy, greenie, floaty, wingy, jumpy, springy bugs! After a trip to the city zoo, Ben collects all of the bugs he can find and sets up a bug zoo. He couldn't be happier--but what about his bugs? [less]

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Bus Is For Us, The

Michael Rosen

2015    32 Pages    (Candlewick)

ISBN 13: 9780763669836    ISBN 10: 0763669830

Renowned author Michael Rosen offers a quintessential book for young children who love things that go.Small children take great delight in rides—whether by bicycle, car, boat, or plane. But best of all is taking the bus, because the bus is for everyone! Complemented by beautiful artwork from Gillian Tyler, this playful rhyming narrative by Michael Rosen will rev up little listeners to join right in.

Renowned author Michael Rosen offers a quintessential book for young children who love things that go.Small children take great delight in rides—whether by bicycle, car, boat, or plane. But best of all is taking the bus, because the bus is for everyone! Complemented by beautiful artwork from Gillian Tyler, this playful rhyming narrative by Michael Rosen will rev up little listeners to join right in. [less]

 
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