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Beth's Basketball Game

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130326

Beth's Basketball Game in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing basketball. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Text and format is created by Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Includes phonics and teachers' guide.

Borrowing and Returning

Jennifer Colby (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130685

Borrowing and Returning uses the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The book provides the earliest of readers a background in loans. Simple sentence structure and word usage help readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a glossary and index.

The Red Flyer Roller Coaster

Kathy Yevchak (author), Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743377

Sophie Bean cannot bear to spend another summer watching Ryan and Parker ride The Red Flyer Roller Coaster. Unfortunately, all she keeps hearing from Measuring Man is "too small!" Students will relate to the plight of this lovable character.

Pajaros

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680804164

This title introduces readers to birds, which are popular family pets. Theyll learn about what birds like to eat and how to properly care for them, all while strengthening reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Me and My Puppy

Terri Diffenderfer (author) Paul Frame (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625818744

After visiting the town’s pet shop day after day, a boy’s dream finally comes true when his mom says he can get a puppy! There are many different puppies to choose from, but this little boy knows exactly the one he wants. It wasn’t the biggest or the littlest. It wasn’t even the prettiest or the most handsome. But this puppy was the friendliest! And that’s what the puppy’s name became—Friendly! Find out what happens when Friendly decides to play with Daddy’s shoes and Mommy’s favorite sweater. This tender story of a love between a boy and his dog will have little ones asking for their own puppy. A positive ending encourages a lifelong love for reading.

The Scaredy-Cat Kitten

Roz Rosenbluth (author) Deborah Borgo (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625817877

Mother cat has two very different kittens. Herbie is curious and brave. But his sister Sarah is afraid of everything. When the kittens go for a walk Sarah is even afraid of her own shadow. Find out what happens when Herbie gets caught in briars and Sarah needs to go get Mother for help. A positive ending adds interest to this adorable story and encourages a lifelong love for reading.

Hello, How Are You

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781619385245

Learn basic English phrases like, "How are you?" and "What time is it?" through this interactive book. Early learners will find the simple text, paired with reassuring illustrations, easy to understand.

Dorothy and the Glasses (Russian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Mentor Llapashtica (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854658

Mommy, Daddy, and Dorothy's brother, Martin, all wear glasses. But not Dorothy. She knows that glasses make people see better, and she wants to see better, too. Never mind that she can see perfectly without them. She feels like an outsider in her own family, and so she draws glasses on her face and on all her toys. But when she tries on her Daddy's glasses, she gets a big surprise!

Watch Out for Wolfgang

Paul Carrick (Illustrator) (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916892

Paul Carrick recycles The Three Little Pigs into a humorous fractured fairy tale about being yourself. An old mother robot sends her three sons, Rod, Slick, and Dudley, out into the world to seek their fortunes. But Wolfgang the Recycler is after them for their precious parts. How will the three robots protect themselves and their factories from clever Wolfgang?

I Am a Good Citizen

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179257

What does it mean to be a good citizen? What can kids do to become one? In this book, beginning readers will learn how they can help out to make their community a better place!

I Am Helpful

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179264

Helpful people make life easier! From doing chores to carrying groceries, there are many ways to help people around you. Beginning readers can learn about being helpful, from benefits to examples for everyday life in this informative title.

I Am Honest

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179271

It can be tempting to tell a white lie to avoid getting in trouble. But what would that tell others about the type of person you are? This title for early readers explores the benefits and results of being honest, and how readers can show their character in everyday life!

I Am Kind

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179288

Kindness is one of the top traits we look for in friends. What makes this quality so important? What happens when we aren’t kind? Young readers can explore this meaning of this virtue and learn how to exhibit it themselves in this helpful title.

I Am Respectful

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179295

How do we show respect to one another? It might be as easy as listening carefully or having good manners. This book teaches early readers about being respectful and how important it is to our lives and relationships.

I Am Responsible

Jenny Fretland VanVoorst (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781626179301

Sometimes doing the right thing might seem boring. Why do homework when video games are much more fun? Beginning readers will learn all about the importance of responsibility and how they can be responsible, too, in this low-level title.

The View From Camp and Other Camp Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374939

Camp out! Bryan and Syd are totally different, but they were put together as camp roommates and have to learn to get along. Tara and Shelly overcome their fears to become members of the camp's canoe squad. Tex and Indi make a blanket fort to pretend they're camping in the woods! Zach, Miguel, and Dad go camping. When they go to bed, they listen for animal noises, but all they can hear is Dad snoring! Stories by Highlights for Children, Carol A. McClelland, Lissa Rovetch, and Marianne Mitchell.

The Timbertoes: Family Teamwork

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374526

Family teamwork! The Timbertoes know that teamwork makes the dream work and that when things go wrong no one has your back like family. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

Little Bunny: A Good Friend

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374533

A good friend! Little Bunny learns that apologies are important when you make a mistake. Little Bunny finds a way to help people. At the library, Little Bunny and his friends learn about poetry. Badger, Squirrel, and Little Bunny have a pool party. Stories by Eileen Spinelli and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Hungry, Hungry Spot

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374571

Spot is hungry but can't find anything to eat. Spot buries his biscuit to keep it safe. Spot sniffs around outside to capture different scents. Spot hears his favorite sound… dinner! Spot enjoys different times of day. Stories by Marileta Robinson.

Ask Arizona: Friendship Hurdles

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374618

Challenging friendships! Arizona understands that friendships aren't always easy. Sometimes there are communication barriers, or jealous feelings. It can be difficult when friends argue and you feel like you have to pick a side. Arizona learns how to handle these challenges. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Honesty is the Best Policy

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374632

Oh, honestly! Arizona learns the difference between honesty, and tact. Arizona's siblings, Tex and Indi, get into an argument about missing craft supplies. Is someone lying, or are they telling the truth? It's better to not tell a fib, and be honest in the first place. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Strength in Kindness

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374649

Kindness! Arizona realizes that being kind can make huge changes. Instead of gossiping and spreading rumors, she figures out that being kind makes everyone feel good. She invents a way to spread this kindness to her peers using the school newspaper.

Ask Arizona: Discovering the World Around Us

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374656

Stop and smell the roses! Arizona's cousin teaches her that she can experience the world in a whole new way if she just takes a moment to appreciate her surroundings. Arizona has to learn to relax and go with the flow when her vacation doesn't go the way she plans, and she even finds the fun in trying new food. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Helping Hands

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374663

Lend a hand! Arizona helps her sister, Indi, find her missing lost tooth. Indi helps Arizona clean her room. Arizona, her friend Ollie, and Abuela help out at a soup kitchen. Read along as Arizona learns how rewarding helping can be. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Little Bunny: Terrific Teachers

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374670

Teachers come in all shapes and sizes! Baby Bunny learns how to say the word "mine!" Little bunny teaches his cousin how to read. Then, he creates a storybook about Great-Great Grandma from what Mama remembers about her. Grandpa Bunny reads a story about the first Thanksgiving, and Little Bunny and his cousins discuss what they're thankful for. Stories by Eileen Spinelli.