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Marit Weisenberg (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580898065

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet with a supernatural twist that will appeal to fans of Ally Condie (Matched) and Kiera Cass (The Selection). Julia Jaynes has the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect destiny. The daughter of a billionaire investor in Austin, Texas, it looks like Julia has it all. But there's something rotten beneath the surface - dangerous secrets her father is keeping; abilities she was never meant to have; and an elite society of highly evolved people who care nothing for the rest of humanity. So when Julia accidentally jeopardizes the delicate anonymity of her people, she's banished to the one place meant to make her feel inferior: public high school. Julia's goal is to lay low and blend in. Then she meets him - John Ford. He’s popular, quiet, intense, and strangely compelling. Then Julia discovers she can read his mind and her world expands. Their forbidden love is powerful enough to break the conditioning that has kept Julia in the cold grip of her manipulative father. For the first time, Julia develops a sense of self and questions her restrictive upbringing and her family prejudices. She must decide how she will define herself - and whom she will betray.

Saturdays with Hitchcock

Ellen Wittlinger (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897754

Twelve-year-old movie-loving Maisie is in need of a distraction from her current romantic dilemma when her Uncle Walt comes to stay with her family after being hurt on the set of the movie he's filming in Hollywood. Maisie's best friend, Cyrus, has been hanging out a lot with Gary Hackett, whose last-name sounds to Maisie like a cat barfing up a hairball. When it seems as if Hackett might like Maisie romantically, she's none too pleased, and Cyrus is even less impressed. Uncle Walt has a way of pointing Maisie in the right direction, and Maisie's love of movies also keeps her centered. Heading to the local independent theater on Saturdays to see old movies helps Maisie stay grounded as she struggles with growing up, family tensions, a grandma who seems to be losing her memory, and a love triangle she never expected.

Tiger Boy

Mitali Perkins (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346647

When a tiger cub goes missing from the reserve, Neil is determined to find her before the greedy Gupta gets his hands on her to kill her and sell her body parts on the black market. Neil's parents, however, are counting on him to study hard and win a prestigious scholarship to study in Kolkata. Neil doesn't want to leave his family or his island home and he struggles with his familial duty and his desire to maintain the beauty and wildness of his island home in West Bengal's Sunderbans.

Lola Gets a Cat

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897365

Lola wants a cat, but Mommy says taking care of a pet is a lot of work. So Lola does her homework. At the library she finds books about cats and pet care and she and Mommy learn as much as they can. She pretends her stuffed kitty is real and practices taking care of it. When the time comes, Lola is allowed to pick out her new friend at an animal shelter. With patience and care, her kitten settles in at home. Lola is a book-loving favorite, and this delightful story is a new treasure in the series.

Poppy's Best Paper

Susan Eaddy (author) Rosalinde Bonnet (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607349112

Fans of Olivia and Lilly will delight in Poppy, a little rabbit with big dreams - and an even bigger personality. More than anything, Poppy wants to be a verrrry famous writer. She's sure Mrs. Rose will pick her paper to read to the whole class! Trouble is, she has tall ambitions but is short on effort, and her jealousy takes over when her best friend's paper is chosen instead. In the end, Poppy discovers that she has to get out of her own way if her big dreams are going to come true. Rosalinde's adorable, expressive illustrations make memorable, quirky Poppy a real star!

Bully

Jennifer Sattler (author) Jennifer Sattler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126381

Bully the bullfrog lives in a pond full of lilies. The flowers are beautiful, fragrant, and enjoyed by the many other creatures that also inhabit the pond. The pond is a very pleasant place to live. Or it should be. Instead, Bully decides that only he should be able to enjoy the beautiful lilies. He demands that the other inhabitants of the pond leave. And once Bully has the flowers to himself, his selfish behavior almost destroys them. Can anyone stop Bully and his bullying ways? As it turns out, the answer is YES! Using humor and whimsy, author-illustrator Jennifer Sattler masterfully shows young readers that standing up together can make all the difference in the world.

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?

Kindergarten Bus

Mike Ornstein (author) Kevin M. Barry (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126374

Yo ho ho! It's the first day of kindergarten. Just imagine all the fun things to learn and experience! And who better than a pirate captain to drive the bus to school? He's ready to share all the rules one needs to know to ride the bus and to get along with mates at school. But with the anticipation of the first day of school there also comes a bit of anxiety. And it turns out that being a big, blustery pirate captain is no guarantee against feeling insecure and a little frightened in strange and uncomfortable situations. Who can help a rough and tough pirate captain get over his fears and back to driving the school bus? Using humor and pirate-speak, Kindergarrrten Bus addresses some of the concerns and anxiety that many children feel on their first day of school or at the start of any new undertaking.

Volunteering

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280303

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important duties of active citizens. Why should we volunteer? What are organizations you can support? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Voting

Vincent Alexander (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781641280334

In this book, readers will learn about one of the important duties of active citizens. Why should we vote? Why is it a privilege? Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they learn more. Compelling questions encourage further inquiry.

Afraid

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969454

Afraid helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of fear and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Afraid includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Afraid is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Angry

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969485

Angry helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of anger and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Angry includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Angry is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Happy

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969515

Happy helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of happiness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Happy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Happy is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Sad

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969546

Sad helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of sadness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Sad includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index. Sad is part of Jump!'s Emotions series.

Cradle Me

Debby Slier (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724526

The rich Native American tradition of carrying babies safely, comfortably and close to their mothers in cradle boards endures to this day. Cradle Me celebrates Native American families and shows how they carry their babies and, with a fill-in-the-line feature, enbables readers to translate the words to write their own language.

I have feelings / Tengo sentimientos

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195913

This book explores the world of emotions and helps children identify their own feelings. Entertaining photographs show young readers what emotions look like on childrens faces.

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.

No Hitting

Matthew Hill, Anita Collins, Lisa Workman (authors), Chris Lewis, Shoua Vang (illustrator)

Publisher: Peddlesfoots Educational Holdings LLC ISBN: 1933101717

Todd Peddlesfoot is a very nice young rabbit, and he hardly ever gets in trouble...but one day at school, Todd hits one of his friends. And he hits him the next day too. Can Todd learn an important lesson about having self-discipline and not hitting?

Being a Good Citizen: A kids' guide to community involvement

Rachelle Kreisman (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529505

Whether it’s raising money for a charity or cleaning up a park, getting involved in your community is a great way to help others and feel good about yourself.

Alexa the Fair

Matthew Hill, Anita Collins, Lisa Workman (authors), Chris Lewis, Shoua Vang (illustrator)

Publisher: Peddlesfoots Educational Holdings LLC ISBN: 1933101393

Alexa Peddlesfoot gets angry when her brothers don't play fairly. After complaining to her parents, her mother teaches her a great lesson on fairness. Alexa is so impressed with her mother's example she decides to try it out at school with her friends. Will Alexa be able to show fairness to all her friends at school?

Let's Get It Started

Stacey Sparks (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478804819

I Believe in Myself

Usar el dinero (Using Money)

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966811

In Using Money, early readers learn the fundamentals of handling money and purchasing. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover basic economic principles. A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about using money online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Using Money also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Using Money is part of Jump!’s Money Smarts series.

Saving Money

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966750

In Saving Money, early readers learn the fundamentals of saving and why it’s important. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover basic economic principles. A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about saving money online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Saving Money also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Saving Money is part of Jump!’s Money Matters series.

Using Money

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966767

In Using Money, early readers learn the fundamentals of handling money and purchasing. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover basic economic principles. A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about using money online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Using Money also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Using Money is part of Jump!’s Money Matters series.

What Is Money?

Nadia Higgins (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966774

In What Is Money?, early readers learn the fundamentals of money and the differences between coins, bills, and their worth. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage early readers as they discover basic economic principles. A labeled diagram helps aid readers, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about money online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. What Is Money? also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. What Is Money? is part of Jump!’s Money Matters series.