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Little Yellow Truck

Eve Bunting (author) Kevin Zimmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138353

Riley has a dump truck, a flatbed truck, a concrete mixer, and a little pickup truck at his lumberyard. When he tells them that they will help him build a children's park, everyone is excited. There's a lot of hard work to do, from hauling trash to pouring concrete. But once the work gets started, everyone but Little Yellow Truck is busy. Is there nothing he can do to help? As it turns out, Riley has just the right task for Little Yellow Truck. This picture-book offering from author Eve Bunting reinforces the message that even the smallest helper can make a big impact.

A Boy Like You

Frank Murphy (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146259

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.

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.

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.

Can U Save the Day?

Shannon Stocker (author) Tom Disbury (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146280

B is an awfully boastful bloke and when he and the rest of the alphabet get together, he can't help but tease the vowels about their small numbers. So the vowels begin to take off, one by one. The consonants--and the rest of the farm--see just how important vowels really are. With disaster looming and B seeing the error of his ways, can U save the day and set the alphabet right again?

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.

Writing an Email

Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth (authors)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534140608

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing an Email is full of tips and tricks to help kids send a stellar email, from the importance of internet privacy to including attachments and emojis. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

Mi rutina

Carl Nino (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561099

Sam tiene una rutina que lleva a cabo cada mañana. Todos los días hace las mismas cosas para prepararse. Descubre a dónde va Sam y todas las cosas que hace a fin de estar listo para su día.

Live it: Integrity

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778792468

Integrity means sticking to your beliefs and doing the right thing-no matter what. In this graphic nonfiction book, you'll meet inspiring men, women, and kids like you who fought for what they believed in, regardless of the danger and no matter what the outcome. You'll also have opportunities to think about how you could show integrity and stand up for your own beliefs!

Pandas Help Out

N.B. Grace (author), Nigel Buchanan (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163564

School’s not cool for Liam and Ling. But when they try to find others to play with, they learn that work has its own rewards. And following rules is cool after all.

The Doll's Nose (Armenian)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854221

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Not For Sale

Sara Cassidy (author) Helen Flook (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459807204

When ten-year-old Cyrus sees a For Sale sign plunged into his front lawn, it’s a complete and utter disaster. Usually, his younger brother, Rudy, is the scaredy-cat, but for the first time in his life, Cyrus is terrified. He’s lived at 637 Petunia Boulevard since he came to live with his adoptive mom and dad at two months old. Won’t he go hurtling into outer space without these four familiar walls to hold him in? Luckily, Cyrus has a few sneaky tricks up his sleeve to stop this moving business before it even gets started.

Carl The Christmas Carp

Ian Krykorka (author) Vladyana Krykorka (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437996

Every year, Radim's family has a delicious carp for Christmas dinner, selected from the huge wooden barrels that line the streets of Prague in December. But this year, when Radim sits by the bathtub feeding breadcrumbs to the fish that his father has chosen, he sees more than a delectable meal. In Carl the Christmas Carp, Ian Krykorka writes a story drawn from his mother's childhood and from life in present day Prague as well. In the vibrant illustrations, Vladyana Krykorka lovingly recreates the city of her birth and her youth, down to the last glorious detail.

What Can I Get at the Shop?

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130401

What Can I Get at the Shop? uses a curriculum based approach to get children comfortable with reading and start them thinking about smart choices. This book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs 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.

Jump in the Pool

Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534130340

Jump in the Pool in the Little Blossom Stories series uses curriculum based fiction to get children comfortable with reading--and excited about playing in the pool. 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.

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.

Tales of Courage

L.L. Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990207

Includes The Little Dutch Boy, The Little Match Girl, Jack the Giant Killer, and Trieste.

Facts and Opinions

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284400

In this book, readers will learn the differences between facts and opinions. Carefully-leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers understand that an informed citizenship relies on the critical and responsible usage of media and information. Facts and Opinions features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a Take Action! activity, compelling questions to encourage deeper inquiry, a glossary, and an index.

Using Primary Sources

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284493

In this book, readers will learn how to identify and use primary sources. Carefully-leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers understand that an informed citizenship relies on the critical and responsible usage of media and information. Using Primary Sources features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a Take Action! activity, compelling questions to encourage deeper inquiry, a glossary, and an 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.

Finding Information

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284431

In this book, readers will learn how to find accurate and reliable information. Carefully-leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers understand that an informed citizenship relies on the critical and responsible usage of media and information. Finding Information features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a Take Action! activity, compelling questions to encourage deeper inquiry, a glossary, and an index.

Staying Safe Online

Kristine Spanier, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641284462

In this book, readers will learn the necessary steps to stay safe online. Carefully-leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers understand that an informed citizenship relies on the critical and responsible usage of media and information. Staying Safe Online features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a Take Action! activity, compelling questions to encourage deeper inquiry, a glossary, and an index.

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.

Caring

Lucia Raatma (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602795648

CARING. Be kind. Forgive. Help people in need. The 21st Century Jr. Library Character Education books help kids learn how to make the choices that will help them be people of good character.

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.