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Create Positive Habits

Susanne M. Bushman (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645272014

In this book, readers learn the benefits of positive habits, ways to form them, and how to use them to enhance mindfulness. Forming positive habits helps readers create constructive attitudes, build confidence, and foster positive peer networks. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about creating positive habits. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Respecting Others Online

Ann Truesdell (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160224

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Respecting Others Online, readers learn the importance of being respectful online. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Stand Up for Sportsmanship

Frank Murphy (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148895

Stand Up for Sportsmanship in the Growing Character series teaches young readers about the value of being a good sport in all aspects of their lives. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Skills Junior library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.

Stand Up for Citizenship

Frank Murphy (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148840

Stand Up for Citizenship in the Growing Character series teaches young readers about the value of being a good citizen. This book is intended to help build a foundation for students to develop into morally responsible, compassionate citizens and, with examples, show them how to make the choices that will let them grow into people of character. All books in the 21st Century Skills Junior library encourage readers to think critically and creatively, and use their problem-solving skills. Book includes table of contents, sidebars, glossary, index, activities, and author biography.

The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea

Guy Billout (author, illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603041

A curious frog leaves comfort behind to embark on the adventure of a lifetime, encountering big cities, new animals, and other wonders as she seeks the biggest pond of all—the sea.

The Forever Flowers

Michael J. Rosen (author) Sonja Danowski (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605069

In this tender story about the virtues of finding, keeping, and letting go, a young grouse is waylaid on her seasonal migration and carries her precious cargo to a new land. As the bird’s favorite Forever Flowers grow from planted seeds to blooming flowers, she discovers how unexpectedly one can stumble upon happiness and breathe into the contentment of life’s quiet moments, even amidst the winter’s dark. When spring arrives again, though, the grouse must make a decision: should she stay or fly away?

I Can Do Anything!

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645803553

I Can Do Anything! is a wonderful way to teach young children social-emotional skills that will help them develop self-confidence through working hard, trying new things, dreaming big, practicing difficult tasks, understanding feelings, learning from others, and more! Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.

I Am Brave!

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645803560

I Am Brave! is a wonderful way for young children to learn social-emotional skills that will help them develop courage in everyday life. Real-life, relatable examples include trying something new, making friends, standing up for what’s right, persevering, making wise choices, speaking up, and more. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.

Everyday Superheroes

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645803577

Everyday Superheroes is a wonderful way for young children to learn social-emotional skills with relatable examples of fun, positive ways to serve others, including: helping with family chores, taking turns with friends, including others in activities, having manners, and learning about recycling and volunteering. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.

Do The Right Thing!

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645803584

Do the Right Thing! is a wonderful way to teach children what it means to have integrity. Children will encounter real-life examples of doing what’s right, including: following rules, being honest, being accountable, having the courage to say no, keeping promises, being responsible, kind, patient, and trustworthy, and making good choices. Adorable art sweetly illustrates important life skills.

The Good Ship Crocodile

J. Patrick Lewis (author), Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603003

A crocodile named Snout assists his animal neighbors by ferrying them across a swollen river, then is repaid for his good deeds when he is in need of help.

The Greatest Table

Michael J. Rosen (author) Becca Stadtlander (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566609869

In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place—and may be fed sustainably—at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.

A Song

James Christopher Carroll (author, illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001473

A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.

Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume

Kwame Alexander (author) Tim Bowers (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178861

On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl's confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn't sure she's brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of her favorite book, Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. The band's members, including Miss Dairy Parton and Chickee Minaj, are rehearsing, and they invite Indigo to join the group. But when a storm destroys their barn, the animals are left with almost nothing. Can Indigo rally the band to work together and save their home? And will she find her voice in time for the festival?

Tip and Tucker: Hide and Squeak

Ann Ingalls, Sue Lowell Gallion (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146198

Meet Tip and Tucker! These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things. Everything changes when Mr. Lopez purchases them from the pet store and takes them to his classroom. In Hide and Squeak, Tip gets loose from their cage and lost in the school. Will Tucker be able to find him? In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, Tip and Tucker will help beginning readers explore new feelings and learn to navigate classroom dynamics and relationships.

What Should I Wear?

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Dorothy Stott (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781575832753

Engaging art and simple sentences explain to young learners what to wear during the day. If it’s raining outside make sure to grab an umbrella along with your raincoat and boots. For swimming fun, a bathing suit and towel are needed. There are so many different kinds of clothes: shirts, pants, dresses, raincoats, sandals and much more!

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.

A veces me siento

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

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599229829

¿Cómo te sientes hoy? Aprender diferentes sentimientos es fácil y divertido en el libro A Veces me siento/Sometimes I Feel. Learn simple English and Spanish words and phrases with the corresponding version Sometimes I Feel.

¿Cómo me visto?

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Dorothy Stott (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599229805

¡Camisas, pantalones, calcetines y zapatos, hay tantos tipos de ropa! En ¿Cómo me visto? aprenderá sobre los tipos de ropa que la gente viste en ocasiones diferentes. Engaging art and simple sentences explain to young learners what to wear during the day. If it’s raining outside make sure to grab an umbrella along with your raincoat and boots. For swimming fun, a bathing suit and towel are needed

Our World is Whole

Gail Bush (author) Jennie Poh (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166790

One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.

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.

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?