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You Are Mine, Porcupine

Helen L. Wilbur (author) Stephanie Fizer Coleman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166684

With a French name that means "spiny pig" and wearing a coat containing needle-sharp quills, the porcupine is usually not thought of as a cuddly mammal. Unless, of course, one is a porcupine's mother. And who better than mama porcupine to remind her little one of all the wonderful physical characteristics that make him unique, as she helps him explore his world. Rhyme and witty wordplay take readers through a night in the life of a young porcupine, relaying facts about its environment, eating habits, and physical attributes. Budding naturalists and readers of all ages will enjoy learning about the not-often-seen but mighty fine porcupine. STEM-based back matter includes photos and additional information.

Mae the Mayfly

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author)Florence Weiser (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166745

When Mae the mayfly first hatches she learns she'll have just a day to enjoy the world. But soon a hungry trout has her racing for cover! As she peeks from her hiding spot and notices some of nature's most beautiful sights, she realizes she must live in the moment and experience everything the--sometimes scary--world has to offer. This tender story reminds us all--young and old--to be present and mindful in all we do.

Fly, Firefly

Shana Keller (author) Ramona Kaulitzki (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166721

One evening at dusk a wind current carries a lone firefly out over the sea. Glancing down into the water, the insect is mesmerized by the glowing bioluminescence, mistaking it for other fireflies. Seeking company, the firefly plunges into the waves. Luckily, there are human bystanders who can lend a hand. Based on an event witnessed by nature writer and ecologist Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us and Silent Spring) where a firefly attempts to join its "family" in the ocean, this lyrical story written in verse perfectly illustrates the wonder and delight the natural world offers those who pay close enough attention. Back matter includes science facts about fireflies and bioluminescence, as well as information about Carson's life.

Danny’s Picture Day

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624969

It is picture day at Danny's school. Unfortunately, Danny doesn't feel like smiling. What does the photographer say and do to get Danny to smile?

Danny’s Toy Basket

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624914

Danny has a toy basket for all of his toys. Sometimes he needs to clean up and put his toys away. Do all of his toys make it into the toy basket?

The Swim Lesson

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625442727

A young boy experiences the joy of accomplishment during his swim lesson.

Lunch for Baby Elephant

Mia Coulton (author)D.B. Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624426

Mother Elephant teaches Baby Elephant how to find his own lunch.

Danny's Bee Goes to the Hospital

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625442529

After Bee gets torn in an accident, Danny and Norman send Bee to the toy hospital.

Oh No, Norman!

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625442512

Norman gets a chance to play with Bee, but Bee gets torn while they play together. What will Danny think?

Danny Likes to Help

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780974647593

Danny is very good about helping Dad around the house.

Hold Still, Danny!

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441799

As Danny reluctantly waits to get his hair trimmed, he watches a fidgety little dog get a haircut.

Otis P. Oliver Protests

Keri Claiborne Boyle (author) Daniel Duncan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166783

Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.

No Hugs!

Deirdre A. Prischmann (author) Sarah Jennings (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525198

Alice loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Zara doesn’t want a hug. When the tables are turned, she appreciates her friend’s perspective and realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.

You Can Be Responsible: Do it Now or Put it Off?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517704

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Margo must choose between cleaning her room or putting it off to do something fun. Readers make choices for Margo and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Encourage Others: Tease or Inspire?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517711

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Connor sees a soccer teammate struggling at practice. Will he encourage her to keep trying or make fun of her? Readers make choices for Connor and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Follow Rules: Cheat or Play Fair?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517728

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Kirsten is playing Hide-and-Go Seek with her sister. Will she follow the rules or cheat? Readers make choices for Kirsten and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussions questions.

You Can Make Changes: Ask or Ignore?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517735

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Yusra must choose between asking for help rebuilding her neighborhood park or ignoring the problem. Readers make choices for Yusra and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Respect Differences: Assume or Find Out?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517742

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Ben is uncomfortable when he meets Aisha, a girl in a wheelchair. Will Ben make assumptions or find out more about her? Readers make choices for Ben and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions.

You Can Stop Bullying: Stand By or Stand Up?

Connie Colwell Miller (author) Victoria Assanelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681517759

In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending book, Elizabeth witnesses John getting bullied. Will she stand by and let it happen, or will she stand up and help John? Readers make choices for Elizabeth and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussions questions.

Feeling Mad

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271567

In this book, readers will discover how to recognize anger in themselves and others, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate about these feelings. 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 emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Feeling Afraid

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271505

In this book, readers will discover how to recognize fear in themselves and others, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate about these feelings. 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 emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Feeling Happy

Amber Bullis, MLIS (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271536

In this book, readers will discover how to recognize happiness in themselves and others, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate about these feelings. 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 emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

Ask for Help

Susanne M. Bushman (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781645271987

In this book, readers learn the value of asking for help, when and who to ask, and how to be helpful to others. Being mindful and asking for help prepares readers to 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 asking for help. Includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers.

My Mastodon

Barbara Lowell (author) Antonio Marinoni (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001459

Inspired by the 19th-century lives of artist and scientist Charles Willson Peale's family, this is a tale of a girl and her favorite companion--a fossilized mastodon!

A Wish Is a Seed

Jessica Young (author) Maria Cristina Pritelli (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640001503

When a child makes a wish, where does it go? Like a tiny seed carried on the wind, a wish journeys through adversity, takes root, and grows.