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Be an Active Citizen at Your School

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117779

In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practice democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centered examples demonstrate key skills and practices including active listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures. Readers will also learn ways to clearly communicate their own points of view while showing respect for others’ perspectives.

Be an Active Citizen in Your Community

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117786

Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in community clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens in their communities.

What Is Citizenship?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117731

What does it mean to be a citizen? Accessible text and relatable examples introduce young readers to this core concept and highlight the rights and responsibilities all citizens share.

I Can Make a Difference!

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117762

Motivating text and real-world examples introduce readers to the concept of community service. Readers will discover ways that people in communities can work together to solve problems and create positive change. Inspiring stories that show children participating in civic action will empower and encourage young readers to believe in their own abilities to make a difference.

Why Do We Need Rules and Laws?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117755

This engaging title explains the need for and purpose of rules in different settings, including in a classroom, at school, and in a community. Young readers will discover how rules and laws keep people safe and help make sure people are treated fairly. Familiar laws are introduced with an explanation of who makes them and why they are important.

Why Does Democracy Matter?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117748

Appealing text and supportive images introduce young readers to democratic principles, including fairness, equality, and respect for legitimate authority and rules. Young readers will also learn the basic concepts of how a democracy works.

How to Choose Foods Your Body Will Use

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117557

With a focus on building health and nutrition literacy, this timely title gives readers the tools they need to make healthy food choices for every meal! Topics include whole foods, processed foods, and reading food labels. Healthful food tips are explained using text that is easy for young readers to digest.

Stress Less! A Kid's Guide to Managing Emotions

Rebecca Sjonger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116239

Good mental health is as important as good physical health to our overall fitness. This important book gives children ways to reduce feelings of anxiety and manage their emotions. Simple activities help children learn how to relieve tension and improve concentration.

My Hygiene

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122179

The useful information in this book on keeping your body and surroundings clean will help children understand germs and how they spread. Bright images highlight important concepts such as how to dispose of used tissues and wash your hands.

My Identity

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122186

It is important for young children to gain an understanding of who they are and how each individual is unique. This clever book helps define identity in simple terms, even when dealing with seemingly difficult concepts such as gender and belonging.

Mistakes Help Us Learn

Robin Johnson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122636

Engineers don’t give up when they fail to solve a problem. Discover why learning from mistakes helps guide engineers to find the best solution.

Genius Jolene

Sara Cassidy (author) Charlene Chua (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825307

On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings. But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.

Peacock Gets a Job

Feana Tu'Akoi (author) Rieko Woodford-Robinson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324410

Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?

Waking Up

Ellen Seese (author) Richard Kolding (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324892

Readers will love the fun rhymes and illustrations depicting a child's morning routine.

There's a Bear in My Chair

James Magoun (author) Diana Magnuson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324816

A boy comes to appreciate the special companion in his room.

Scaredy Cat

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324595

The cat tries many different hiding places to avoid a scary encounter. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency and vocabulary.

The Quarter Story

Deborah Williams (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324465

Readers learn the value of a quarter - and the benefit of earning money - in this endearing informational story.

Possum's Three Fine Friends

Barbara Bannister (author) Kathy Baron (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324441

Possum thinks he's happy, but his friends aren't sure. Readers will enjoy the efforts they make to cheer Possum up, and using picture clues to determine who's right.

People Do Silly Things

Lisa Worthington (author) Valerie Totire (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324427

A young boy realizes he's not the only one who does silly things.

Paula's Pickle Picnic

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324403

When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?

Our Garage

Kathleen Urmston (author) Barbara Dragony (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324373

Cleaning the garage can be a lot of work, but this rhyming text makes it seem like fun.

No Peas, Please!

Victoria Athey (author) Molly Delaney (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324359

Young readers will be amused by this humorous look at a child's dislike for a certain food.

My Magic Bike

Lisa Worthington (author) Jerry Harston (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324281

A boy's bike - and his imagination - can take him anywhere he dreams of going.

My Day

Mike Barney (author) Karen Maizel (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324243

Today is a special day, but there is good news and bad news.

Me

Terry Tonon (author) K.J. Torda (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324120

Engaging illustrations will help readers identify and recognize feelings.