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Tails from the Animal Shelter

Stephanie Shaw (author) Liza Woodruff (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167315

Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.

H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet

Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen (author) Eileen Ryan Ewen (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167353

Though small in size at approximately 5/8 of an inch (15 mm), Apis mellifera, otherwise known as the honey bee, is one of the most important insects on the planet. Due to their status as super pollinators, it is estimated that a third of the food we eat each day can be attributed to bee activity. And the delicious honey that our winged friends produce makes its way into numerous food, health, and beauty products. This is one busy bee! But the health and welfare of honey bees are in dire need of our attention and help. Habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change are threatening bee colonies around the world. Helping to better educate readers of all ages, beekeeper and wildlife rehabilitator Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen gives a "behind-the-hive" peek into the world of the honey bee in H is for Honey Bee: A Beekeeping Alphabet.

His Brown Horse

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846548

A simple story about a boy's brown horse, where it lives, and things it does during the day. This story helps readers learn the words his, brown, and horse. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.

Snake Looks for a Snack

Emily Humphrey (author) AndoTwin (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321853

Snake is hungry! Readers will enjoy following him as he searches for something to eat.

Pepper's New Toy

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171800

Bella and Dan have a new toy for Pepper. Pepper grabs the toy and they chase him until he jumps on Gram's lap for safety. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper's Ball of Yarn

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171794

Gram and Bella are knitting long scarves. Gram's new cat, Pepper, rolls in yarn and gets tangled. Read what Gram does so he will leave their yarn alone. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper is Lost

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171787

Gram's new pet cat, Pepper is playing hide and seek. Read what Gram and Dan do to charm Pepper out of his hiding spot. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

Pepper and Gram

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171770

Read how Gram and her new pet cat, Pepper, spend the day. Gram and Pepper do similar activities together. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

A Shiver of Sharks

Tracy Nelson Maurer (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781947632141

Ocean animals often swim in groups. Groups of animals have names created over our history.

My Tiger Cat

Marilyn K. Frankford (author) Barbara Dragony (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324304

Rhyming text introduces readers to the adventures of an imaginative kitty.

How Do We Get Home?

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) K.J. Torda (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323772

Readers romp with rabbits up, over, down, under, and beyond.

Ethel the Emu

Pamela Wiley (author) Robin Dewitt (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323512

When Mr. Reynolds sells his farm, he discovers that Ethel the Emu doesn't want to move. Will anyone be able to change her mind, or with Ethel convey?

Discover Horses

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402418

Do you like horses? Read all about horses in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Horse breeds, horse traits and horse facts and more are featured in manageable sentences for kindergarten, first, and second graders.

Discover Deadly Animals

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402128

Watch out! Read all about deadly animals in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Black widow spiders, polar bears, cobras and more are featured in manageable sentences for kindergarten, first, and second graders.

Discover Cats

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402081

Meow! Read all about cats in this Discover Reading Beginning Reader. Do you love cats and kittens? This super cute nonfiction reader features adorable photos of cats and kittens paired with manageable sentences for kids beginning to read fluently. Discover Reading titles feature short sentences, word lists, and questions at the end of each book to further the learning process.

A Good Pet

Juliana O'Neill (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532412585

What kind of animal makes a good pet? A child considers typical, and not so typical animals for their new friend. A Good Pet is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence

Bug and the Bugs

Juliana O'Neill (author) Lisa Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532411243

A little girl likes bugs so much, everyone calls her Bug. Will the bugs like her as much as she likes them? This is an excellent social emotional text for teaching friendship and empathy skills to beginning readers. Bug and the Bugs is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence. Bug and the Bugs is 28 pages long and features 39 different words.

A Dog for Everyone

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953355

This rhyming look at different dogs brings out the best in each breed. Whether you're considering a new family pet, or your child just can't get enough of dogs and puppies, this is a fun book for toddlers through early readers.

Danny and Bee’s Book of Opposites

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624020

Danny and Bee learn the differences between big and little, up and down, in and out, and open and close.

Cody Eats Everything

Brenda Ponnay (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532411090

Cody likes to eat things that maybe he shouldn't. In this very simple 20-page book, beginning readers will meet Cody and the things he likes to eat

Cody Eats

Brenda Ponnay (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532409424

Cody likes to eat things that maybe he shouldn't. In this very simple 12-page book, beginning readers will meet Cody and the things he likes to eat.

My Good Dog

Streza Katrina (author) Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623954741

Even the best dog can't do everything. Here is a funny new beginning reader from the same pair that brought you MY CAT IS FAT and MY CAT, MY DOG. Starring The Dog--this book helps children build their reading skills while laughing the entire time.

Baby Elephant is Thirsty

Mia Coulton (author)D.B. Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624471

The river bed has dried up and Baby Elephant is hot and thirsty. Where will he find a drink?

Baby Elephant Runs Away

Mia Coulton (author)D.B. Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624440

Baby Elephant wanders off while chasing a butterfly. How will Mother Elephant find him?

Danny and Heather Share

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029582

Danny has a special friend named Heather. Danny and Heather like to share toys, snacks, and secrets when they play together.