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12 Astounding Athletic Feats

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645820215

Florence Griffith Joyner became the world’s fastest woman. Javier Sotomayer overcame his fear of heights to set a new world high jump record. Alex Honnold climbed Yosemite’s El Capitan without a rope. This book features 12 captivating stories about athletes who pushed themselves to their limits. Each includes attention-grabbing photos and fascinating facts. Sidebars go beyond the basics, and prompts invite readers to think for themselves. Additional mini-stories encourage further exploration.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Stop Tooting

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621861

Andy wants to blow his horn, but his family thinks his tooting is just too loud. Will he find a place to play? You can almost hear the music with every turn of the page.

Mouse House

Susan Pearson (author) Amanda Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801071

What makes a mouse house a home? When Mouse moves into her new house, friend after friend come by to bring gifts and make for a cozy home.

Waiting for Snow

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621885

New boots, new jacket, new hat…but no snow! Kids know how hard it is to wait—and this charmingly impatient boy just wants winter to arrive. Every day he goes to the window and peeks out—and every day the sun shines. Will those big white flakes ever fall?

Watching Animals in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278481

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through observing animals and wildlife along with the importance of patience and attentiveness. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Watching the Sky in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278511

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through observing the sky, watching weather patterns, and stargazing. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Practicing Self-Care

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278603

In this book, readers learn the benefits of practicing self-care, ways to form a positive self-care routine, and how to practice mindfulness and relaxation. Practicing self-care 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 practicing self-care. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Making Good Decisions

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278542

In this book, readers learn the benefits of informed decision-making as well as techniques for making good decisions. Making sound decisions 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 making decisions. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Managing Time

Stepanie Finne (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278573

In this book, readers learn the benefits of managing time wisely as well as tips and techniques for time management and organization. Learning to manage time 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 managing time. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Listening to Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278450

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through listening to the sounds of the outdoors along with the importance of patience and focus. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Hiking in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278429

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through hiking along with the importance of respect for the wildlife around them. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Connecting with Water in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278337

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through connecting with water, whether it be swimming, fishing, other water sports, or just enjoying being near water. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Creating Art in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278368

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through creating art. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Gardening in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278399

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through gardening along with the importance of preparedness, patience, and resilience. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Camping in Nature

Abby Colich (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645278306

In this book, early fluent readers will learn about the healing power of nature through camping along with the importance of teamwork, resilience, and courage. 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 increasing focus and practicing mindfulness in nature. Each book also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Rags: Hero Dog of WWI A True Story

Margot Theis Raven (author), Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537711

During World War I, while stationed overseas in France with the United States Army, Private James Donovan literally stumbles upon a small dog cowering on the streets of Paris. Named Rags for his disheveled appearance, the little stray quickly finds a home with Donovan and a place in his heart. Although the Army did not have an official canine division, Rags accompanies Donovan to the battlefield, making himself a useful companion delivering messages and providing a much-appreciated morale boost to the soldiers. News about Rags spreads and soon the little dog's battlefield exploits become the stuff of legend. But during a fierce battle near the end of the war, both Rags and Donovan are wounded. Severely injured, Donovan is sent back to the United States. And the little dog with the big heart refuses to leave his best friend's side.