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It's Not About You, Little Hoo!

Brenda Ponnay (author) Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532420634

Little Hoo has a big lesson to learn: the world doesn't revolve around him. When playing with friends or spending time with family, Little Hoo gets frustrated when things don't always go his way. With careful correction and explanations, Little Hoo learns how to manage his feelings in this simple book for little ones. This social emotional text helps kids dealing with frustration and anxiety around friendships and provides language for parents and caregivers.

My Ball

Audrey Bea (author) Jenna Johnston (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532429262

When a little girl finds a little ball, she goes on a little quest to find the right owner. Will she find the person who owns the ball? Find out! This sweet story features a multicultural playground setting and emphasizes empathy, honesty, and tenacity in a very simple yet effective story. Equitable representation is a natural part of each of the fun illustrations. My Ball 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 fewer than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence.

You Can Stop Bullying: Stand By or Stand Up?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517759

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Elizabeth witnesses John getting bullied. Will she stand by and let it happen, or will she stand up and help John? Readers make choices for Elizabeth and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussions questions.

You Can Respect Differences: Assume or Find Out?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517742

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Ben is uncomfortable when he meets Aisha, a girl in a wheelchair. Will Ben make assumptions or find out more about her? Readers make choices for Ben and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Follow Rules: Cheat or Play Fair?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517728

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Kirsten is playing Hide-and-Go Seek with her sister. Will she follow the rules or cheat? Readers make choices for Kirsten and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussions questions.

You Can Be Responsible: Do it Now or Put it Off?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517704

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Margo must choose between cleaning her room or putting it off to do something fun. Readers make choices for Margo and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

Who is Making a Mess?

Maria D’Haene (author) Charlie Eve Ryan (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525679

Life is messy. And sometimes, the person making the mess will surprise you! Sparse text and family scenes from a diverse group of people break expected stereotypes and celebrate the messiness of life in this board book.

No Hugs!

Deirdre A. Prischmann (author) Sarah Jennings (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525198

Alice loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Zara doesn’t want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend’s perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.

Extraordinary Ordinary Ella

Amber Hendricks (author) Luciana Navarro Powell (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525051

Ella is extraordinary. Extraordinarily ordinary, that is. Not graceful like Carmen or musical like Kenji, Ella is determined to prove herself at the school talent show. But when every attempt to find a talent falls flat and her own ordinary acts of kindness steal the show, Ella discovers just how extraordinary ordinary can be!

You Can Make Changes: Ask or Ignore?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517735

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Yusra must choose between asking for help rebuilding her neighborhood park or ignoring the problem. Readers make choices for Yusra and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Encourage Others: Tease or Inspire?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517711

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Connor sees a soccer teammate struggling at practice. Will he encourage her to keep trying or make fun of her? Readers make choices for Connor and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Persevere: Quit or Keep Going?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490722

Observe. Question. Hypothesize. Predict. Test. Record. When the science fair turns out to be more work than expected, would you quit or persevere? In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending picture book, Dahabo must decide whether to keep working on her science fair project or quit. Readers make choices for Dahabo and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Be Polite: Be Rude or Use Tact?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490715

William hates pepperoni pizza. And that’s what the neighbors are serving when William’s family visits for dinner. What would you do if you didn’t like the food? In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending picture book, William is served food he doesn’t like. Will he be polite and use tact or get upset and be rude? Readers make choices for William and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

Won't Wear Boots

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621687

Snow day, snow play! Molly's ready for fun. But mom won't let her leave the house until she's put on a snowsuit. "I HATE BOOTS!" Molly wails.

Shopping with Daddy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Travis Foster (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621557

Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!

No! Yes!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621496

A little boy wants no shower, no eggs at breakfast, no scarf or hat or gloves to wear. But he gives a big, firm “YES” to taking his backpack, having his homework done, and listening in class. And in the end, no and yes come together with a nice surprise.

Follow Me from A to Z

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tatiana Oles (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621779

How can you take care of me? Let me "alphabetize" the ways. Photographs of whimsical, handmade dolls accompany a lively text. Readers will delight in following the zany, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted animals through a variety of commands that all center on me! 

Dragon of North Gooey

Harriet Ziefert (author) Rick Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621977

A mysterious dragon arrives on a distant planet, and it's up to William to convince the people of his town that, even though he might look frightening, the dragon means no harm.

It's Me, Clover

Lola M. Schaefer (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055028

Introducing Clover, the newest character in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series! Kids will make a great new friend-on-the-page when they meet the sunny-funny, no-holds-barred Clover in her debut school-centered adventures. Whether she's trying to sit still during story time, or singing a little louder during music hour, or cracking the tough-girl shell of a new kid who says she's "bad news," Clover is a fizz-and-pop girl! The school setting and everyday activities provide a relatable backdrop to the growing-up experiences showcased by Clover and other characters.

Grandma Is an Author

Melissa Conroy (author), Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050399

Rusty's Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer's block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves. Melissa Conroy's engaging story perfectly captures the frustrations and successes of the creative process and celebrate the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, as well as the imaginations of kids.

Birthday for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178633

Buzzy's birthday has come and he can't wait to celebrate. But every party requires a little bit of preparation, and Buzzy needs to be patient! In the end, Buzzy enjoys himself all the more for having waited.

Girls Are Useful

Harriet Ziefert (author) Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801668

Whether acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, every girl is useful!

Pillow Fight

Harriet Ziefert (author) Richard Rossi (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178596

Mike and Tony do everything together--including a sleepover each Friday. But this week they started a small pillow fight that grew...and grew...and grew. Will this be the end of a beautiful friendship? 

Stitches

Harriet Ziefert (author) Rich Rossi (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621854

A tumble, a gash, and blood everywhere: Jon’s fallen off his bike and hurt his head. Now he has to be brave as the doctor stitches and fixes him up. Realistically portraying a child’s fear, this reassuring tale explains just what happens at the doctor’s office—and how everything turns out all right in the end.  

Mother Goose Manners

Harriet Ziefert (author) Pascale Constantin (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801279

If Jack Sprat and his wife had better table manners, maybe they would have used knives and forks instead of licking the platter clean. And the littlest pig would have been more helpful if he'd helped carry his brother's packages instead of crying wee-wee-wee all the way home.