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Use Your Words

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643039084

Indi gets upset when Tex runs through the pile of leaves she's raked. As the anger escalates and they start pushing one another, Dad steps in to help. Everyone takes a deep breath, and the twins talk to one another and the conflict is resolved.

"Bracing" for the Worst

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038902

Arizona's friend Abby is worried about getting braces. But after Abby and Arizona survey other kids with braces, Abby feels much better.

Presentation Panic? No Problem!

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038889

Arizona is nervous about making a presentation in front of her class, but with her friend Mareya's help, she comes up with the courage--and the inspiration for the perfect subject.

A Mother's Day Surprise

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038780

The twins sprout bean seeds in their kindergarten classroom. After planting their seeds in pots, seedlings appeared, just in time to take them home for a special Mother's Day gift.

The Feel-Better Book

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038872

When Gran and Poppy have to cancel their annual trip due to Gran's knee surgery, Arizona is very disappointed. But after "talking things over" with her cat, Cow, she realizes she can keep in touch with her grandparents in other ways.

Feeling Replaced

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038834

Arizona befriends a new girl from swimming lessons, and Mareya feels left out.

Unhappy Camper

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038858

Arizona encounters a rude girl at camp and decides to steer clear. It's only when the girl breaks down crying that AZ discovers the source of the girl's behavior.

A Colorful Picnic

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038759

The twins dress in red, white and blue for their fourth of July picnic, filled with red, white, and blue foods. But the real excitement is waiting for and finally seeing the rainbow of colors filling the sky when the fireworks begin.

A Kite-Flying Day

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038766

Tex and Indi are in the park with their neighbor Niko and his family. The kids are trying to figure out how to get their kites to fly. Nothing works until a helpful gust of wind comes along and blows everyone's kites up high.

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.

Sammy Gets a Bath

Karen Evans (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578743995

Sammy has a knack for getting into mischief. Will taking a bath be any different? Students will enjoy predicting the outcome.

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.

Timberwolf Chase

Sigmund Brouwer (author), Dean Griffiths (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551435503

Johnny Maverick and his friends play for the Timberwolves peewee hockey team in the small town of Howling. Tom Morgan has just moved from Toronto and is a talented player. Tom is also very competitive and seems determined to pick on Stu Duncan, who is slightly overweight. Johnny suggests a race between Tom and Stu. Tom eagerly accepts; Stu is reluctant but Johnny convinces him to trust his best friend's advice. On race day Tom is surprised by both the race and its outcome and learns that teamwork pays off. The Howling Timberwolves series of Orca Echoes early chapter books offer lots of sports action and humour that will appeal to young boys.

Go Away, Buddy!

Karen Walberg (author), John Speirs (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612691893

Ana loves Buddy, but now Ana has a new baby brother. Will Buddy ever get Ana's attention again?

The Three Little Worms

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374779

Little worms! Squirmy Wormy and Mortimer are three little worms who know how to have big fun! See what happens when they play jump rope, or when they enter a talent contest. What will they get up to next? Stories by David L. Roper.

The Timbertoes Make Things

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374854

Crafting! The Timbertoes are a handy bunch, especially Pa! Pa makes a whistle for Tommy, and a doggy door for Spot. His plans don't go exactly as he wanted when he makes a snow buggy. Finally, all the Timbertoes join in, and have a fix-it day at their house. Stories by Rich Wallace, and Marileta Robinson.

The Timbertoes: Family Teamwork

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374526

Family teamwork! The Timbertoes know that teamwork makes the dream work and that when things go wrong no one has your back like family. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

Little Bunny: A Good Friend

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374533

A good friend! Little Bunny learns that apologies are important when you make a mistake. Little Bunny finds a way to help people. At the library, Little Bunny and his friends learn about poetry. Badger, Squirrel, and Little Bunny have a pool party. Stories by Eileen Spinelli and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Time for a Nap

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374540

Time for a nap! Spot tries to find a peaceful place to nap. On a sunny day, Spot naps in the shade. Playing with a new toy can be exhausting for a puppy like Spot. Spot wants to take a nap but Splinter wants to play. A fly disturbs Spot as he tries to nap. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Puppy Games

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374557

Puppy games! Spot loves chasing and catching baseballs. Spot tries to play with a big branch but it is too heavy. Spot meets a beautiful butterfly. Spot explores the woods. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

The Adventures of Spot: Enjoy the Seasons

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374588

Seasons! Spot wants to play outside but it is too cold. Spot plays in a pile of leave. Spot is playing outside, then the weather begins to change. Spot says hello to spring. Spot enjoys summer. Stories by Marileta Robinson and Highlights for Children.

Ask Arizona: Friendship Hurdles

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374618

Challenging friendships! Arizona understands that friendships aren't always easy. Sometimes there are communication barriers, or jealous feelings. It can be difficult when friends argue and you feel like you have to pick a side. Arizona learns how to handle these challenges. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Squashing Boredom

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374625

How boring! Arizona discovers that sometimes it's up to you to make your own fun! Arizona learns how to pass the time when things don't quite go according to plan, and learns about what happens when you daydream too much.

Ask Arizona: Honesty is the Best Policy

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374632

Oh, honestly! Arizona learns the difference between honesty, and tact. Arizona's siblings, Tex and Indi, get into an argument about missing craft supplies. Is someone lying, or are they telling the truth? It's better to not tell a fib, and be honest in the first place. Stories by Lissa Rovetch.

Ask Arizona: Strength in Kindness

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374649

Kindness! Arizona realizes that being kind can make huge changes. Instead of gossiping and spreading rumors, she figures out that being kind makes everyone feel good. She invents a way to spread this kindness to her peers using the school newspaper.