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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.

Won't Wear Boots

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621687

Snow day, snow play! Molly's ready for fun. But mom won't let her leave the house until she's put on a snowsuit. "I HATE BOOTS!" Molly wails.

Shopping with Daddy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Travis Foster (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621557

Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!

No! Yes!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621496

A little boy wants no shower, no eggs at breakfast, no scarf or hat or gloves to wear. But he gives a big, firm “YES” to taking his backpack, having his homework done, and listening in class. And in the end, no and yes come together with a nice surprise.

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! 

It's Me, Clover

Lola M. Schaefer (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055028

Introducing Clover, the newest character in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series! Kids will make a great new friend-on-the-page when they meet the sunny-funny, no-holds-barred Clover in her debut school-centered adventures. Whether she's trying to sit still during story time, or singing a little louder during music hour, or cracking the tough-girl shell of a new kid who says she's "bad news," Clover is a fizz-and-pop girl! The school setting and everyday activities provide a relatable backdrop to the growing-up experiences showcased by Clover and other characters.

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.

Birthday for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178633

Buzzy's birthday has come and he can't wait to celebrate. But every party requires a little bit of preparation, and Buzzy needs to be patient! In the end, Buzzy enjoys himself all the more for having waited.

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. 

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father? 

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.

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?

Sleepy Barker

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621564

Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him.

Friends for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621366

Everyone's favority donkey, Buzzy, is back and, as always, helps young children explore their feelings and discover solutions. Focusing on one of the universal issues of childhood, learning to share, the story gently helps children grapple with difficulties and reassures them that some things are truly their own. 

Bedtime for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621106

Buzzy's parents must deal with his reluctance to go to bed after taking a bath.

How to Be Friends with This Merman

Erin Savory (author) Ana Zurita (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643780

Meet Milo the merman. He wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Milo? In How to Be Friends with This Merman, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding processing emotions of disappointment and the need for quiet time. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.

How to Be Friends With This Unicorn

Erin Savory (author) Ana Zurita (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643766

Meet Luma the unicorn. They want to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Luma? In How to Be Friends with This Unicorn, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding illness and being friends from far away. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.

How to Be Friends with This Werewolf

Erin Savory (author) Ana Zurita (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643797

Meet Walda the werewolf. She wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Walda? In How to Be Friends with This Werewolf, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding anxiety and fears. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.

How to Be Friends with This Gnome

Erin Savory (author) Ana Zurita (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731643773

Meet Mimi the gnome. She wants to be friends. How can you be a good friend to Mimi? In How to Be Friends with This Gnome, you'll learn valuable friendship skills surrounding respecting a friend's needs and limitations. There are many ways to be a good friend. The How to Be Friends series models positive ways to interact with and support friends through vivid illustrations and empathy-focused stories. Beginning readers will learn to model friendship-building skills in this easy-to-read fiction series featuring fantasy characters on each of its 24 pages.

Happy and Sad

Kelsey Jopp (author)

Publisher: North Star Editions ISBN: 9781641855204

Introduces readers to the concept of opposites through the pairing of happy and sad. Simple text, straightforward photos, and a photo glossary make this title the perfect primer on a common pair of opposites.

The Doll's Nose

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854498

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?