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The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

A Tuba Christmas

Helen L. Wilbur (author) Mary Reaves Uhles (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126398

With a family that loves music as much as hers does, it was only a matter of time before it was Ava's turn to pick out an instrument. Her mother plays the piano, her father plays the violin, and one brother plays the cello while the other plays the clarinet. As soon as Ava selects an instrument, she will be able to join them as they practice for the annual holiday concert. And her family has definite ideas on what instrument Ava should select, from the piano to the flute to the violin. But Ava isn't interested in any of them. Ava wants to play the tuba. And she gets her wish. But playing the tuba isn't as easy as it seems. And there is no place for a tuba in the annual concert. But with the encouragement of her music teacher, Ava finds a place for her and her tuba in a special holiday celebration.

Kindergarrrten Bus

Mike Ornstein (author) Kevin M. Barry (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126374

Yo ho ho! It's the first day of kindergarten. Just imagine all the fun things to learn and experience! And who better than a pirate captain to drive the bus to school? He's ready to share all the rules one needs to know to ride the bus and to get along with mates at school. But with the anticipation of the first day of school there also comes a bit of anxiety. And it turns out that being a big, blustery pirate captain is no guarantee against feeling insecure and a little frightened in strange and uncomfortable situations. Who can help a rough and tough pirate captain get over his fears and back to driving the school bus? Using humor and pirate-speak, Kindergarrrten Bus addresses some of the concerns and anxiety that many children feel on their first day of school or at the start of any new undertaking.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth

Karlin Gray (author) Steliyana Doneva (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122925

Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin, such as the Luna Moth, the Spider Moth, and the Hummingbird Moth. And the little moth feels even worse when a young girl sees it and says "Eww!" But things change when her brother explains that this particular type of moth is his favorite kind of insect. Maybe an ordinary moth is really extraordinary after all. Back matter includes fascinating moth facts, along with a special activity.

A Boy Like You

Frank Murphy (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146259

2020 Nominee - Amelia Bloomer List Winner of the 2019 Eureka! Gold Awards Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.

Hanukkah Hamster

Michelle Markel (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126428

The holiday season is a busy time, with people bustling about. And it's a busy time for Edgar, a cabdriver who conveys passengers around the city. All day long Edgar drives his cab; many people going to many different places. At the end of one busy day, Edgar is so tired he climbs into the backseat of his cab to take a nap. But he discovers he is not alone. A little hamster has somehow been left behind from one of the many fares Edgar has driven. Edgar dutifully reports the hamster to the cab company's Lost and Found department, but in the meantime the little creature needs to be taken care of. Edgar brings the hamster to his apartment, making it a bed, feeding it, and even giving it a name, Chickpea. As Edgar starts his Hanukah observance, with no family nearby to share in it, the little hamster becomes more than a casual companion to the lonely man. But what happens when Chickpea's owner is found?

Bully

Jennifer Sattler (author) Jennifer Sattler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126381

Bully the bullfrog lives in a pond full of lilies. The flowers are beautiful, fragrant, and enjoyed by the many other creatures that also inhabit the pond. The pond is a very pleasant place to live. Or it should be. Instead, Bully decides that only he should be able to enjoy the beautiful lilies. He demands that the other inhabitants of the pond leave. And once Bully has the flowers to himself, his selfish behavior almost destroys them. Can anyone stop Bully and his bullying ways? As it turns out, the answer is YES!

Skateboarding Friends

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539525

Herbie Bear learns skateboarding tricks from the new kid in the neighborhood.

It's Time to Listen

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539440

Herbie Bear loves storytime at his library, but spends more time asking questions than he does listening. He must learn to sit quietly to hear his favorite stories.

Stop and Think: Learning about Self-Discipline

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846791

Shares three stories of children learning about self-discipline. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Let's Get Along: Resolving Conflict

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846784

Shares three stories of children learning how to resolve conflicts. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

When Things Get Tough: Overcoming Obstacles

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846753

Shares three stories of children learning how to overcome obstacles. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Helping Friends and Family: Taking Care of Others

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846807

Shares three stories of children learning how to take care of other people. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Worrying Too Much: Learning How to Manage Stress

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846746

Shares three stories of children learning how to manage stress. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846708

Shares three stories of children learning how to support each other and be good friends. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Setting Boundaries: Learning about Healthy Relationships

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846722

Shares three stories of children learning how to set boundaries and have healthy relationships. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

No One Is the Same: Appreciating Differences

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846692

Shares three stories of children learning how to appreciate differences among people. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Laugh Together

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846562

A simple story about laughing together with friends and family. This story helps readers learn the words laugh, and together. 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.

Know Your Feelings: Recognizing Emotions

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846777

Shares three stories of children learning how to recognize their emotions. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Finding Solutions: Problem Solving

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846760

Shares three stories of children learning how to solve problems. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Doing the Right Thing: Making Responsible Decisions

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846739

Shares three stories of children learning how to make responsible decisions. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Always Be Kind

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846500

A simple story about being kind. This story helps readers learn the words always, be, and kind. 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.

You Must Walk

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846609

A simple story about places where it's most appropriate to walk instead of run. This story helps readers learn the words you, must, and walk. 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.

Afraid

Kerry Dinmont (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832879

Introduces the feeling of fear and helps children understand what to do when they experience that emotion or encounter someone else who is experiencing it. Additional features to aid understanding include a photo quiz for recognizing the emotion, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and an index.

Content

Charly Haley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503832909

Introduces the feeling of contentment and helps children understand what to do when they experience that emotion or encounter someone else who is experiencing it. Additional features to aid understanding include a photo quiz for recognizing the emotion, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an introduction to the author, and an index.