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Buzzer Beater

David Lawrence (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133015

Keith Evans is a talented player on Peabody's basketball team. His father was a great player too. When Keith stops applying himself on the court, his father scolds him. Is Mr. Evans pushing Keith to achieve just to relive his glory days? Or is it something else? Includes discussion prompts, a basketball quiz, and fun facts about basketball.

The Sweet Treasure

Kirsten McDonald (author) Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135248

Carlos and Carmen want to make this year's Father's Day really special for Papá. At first they don't know what to do, but working together, they come up with the perfect idea-a treasure hunt. Luckily for Papá, the twins are with him every step of the way making sure that he solves the clues, follows the map, and finds the sweet treasure.

The Fun Fort

Kirsten McDonald (author) Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130632

The Garcia's new refrigerator comes in a big box. Carlos and Carmen turn the box into a rocket, then a submarine. Then the twins finally decide to make the box a fort. But it's a crumpled fort. It's a flat fort. Discover how Carlos and Carmen don't let a flattened box ruin their fun!

My Two Dads

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202736

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about families with two dads through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that a two-dad family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

My Two Homes

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202743

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about kids who split their time between two households through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that this special family situation isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

My Two Moms

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202750

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about families with two moms through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that a two-mom family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

New Baby

Christine Platt (author) Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136689

Ana & Andrew are expecting a sibling! The family is very excited. Mama's family arrives from Trinidad, and everyone helps to get ready. When the baby arrives, Ana & Andrew learn from Granny that in African American culture, a baby's name often tells an important story.

Perfect Pet

Christine Platt (author) Junissa Bianda (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532136696

Ana & Andrew are getting a new pet! They research different pets before choosing the best pet for their family. Then they pick a name for it! With the name Ana & Andrew choose, they learn from a famous African American that skin color does not affect a person's abilities.

My Single Parent

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202729

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about single-parent families through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that a single-parent family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

My Adoptive Family

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202705

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about adoptive families through everyday and relatable situations. They may just find out that an adoptive family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

My Military Parent

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781098202712

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Readers will learn all about military families through relatable situations. They may just find out that a military family isn't so different from their own! Title is complete with sweet, colorful photos and easy-to-read text with bolded glossary terms.

A Week at Grandma Ruth’s

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624266

Danny loves to visit Grandma Ruth. Danny spends a week at Grandma Ruth's house and meets a new friend, Frank.

Little Penguin

Julie Abery (author) Suzie Mason (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681527437

Little Penguin toddling, waddling, step-by-step so slow. A baby Emperor penguin journeys from his mama’s feet, taking his first steps. Finally brave enough, with support from Mama, he joins the penguin nursery. A sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love, told with short rhyming lines and warm illustrations.

Little Zebra

Julie Abery (author) Suzie Mason (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681527444

Little Zebra dancing, prancing, jumps without a care—until she loses her Mama! As the zebra herd moves on the African plains, Mama is not far behind and helps her young one find the herd again. A sweet story of youthful adventure and motherly love, told with short rhyming lines and warm illustrations.

This is the House that Jack Built

Felicia Law (author) Jen Khatun (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688486

The House that Jack Built opens a new avenue for 4-6 year old non-fiction. The text is written in simple rhyme and follows the (sing-song) rhythm of the original (Mother Goose) rhyme.

Easy Street

Jeff Ross (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824027

Three years ago Rob’s brother, Adam, was sent to jail for his part in the death of a girl who overdosed at a rave. But now that he has been released, Rob hopes that things can go back to the way they used to be. He soon realizes this is impossible. His brother has changed, the times have changed, and Rob has changed. Adam tells his mom and brother that he is planning to apply to a college in Toronto. He has already discovered how difficult it can be for someone with a criminal record to land a job and thinks he needs to get some education under his belt. He invites Rob to go on a road trip to the city to check out the college. However, Rob suspects that Adam hasn’t asked him along just for company. Adam still believes that there’s an easy way to get to where he wants to be. And if Rob can’t find a way to save Adam from himself, he just might go down with him.

Grandmother School

Rina Singh (author) Ellen Rooney (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819061

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education—when Aaji learns to spell her name you’ll want to dance along with her. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.

The King of Jam Sandwiches

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825574

Thirteen-year-old Robbie leads a double life. It's just Robbie and his dad, but no one knows that his dad isn't like most parents. Sometimes he wakes Robbie up in the middle of the night to talk about dying. Sometimes he just leaves without telling Robbie where he’s going. Once when Robbie was younger, he was gone for more than a week. Robbie was terrified of being left alone but even more scared of telling anyone in case he was put into foster care. No one can know. Until one day when Robbie has to show the tough new girl, Harmony, around school. Their first meeting ends horribly and she punches Robbie in the face. But eventually they come to realize that they have a lot more in common than they thought. Can Robbie's new friend be trusted to keep his secret?

Out on a Limb

Isabelle Bottier (author) Hélène Canac (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582347

Cassandra's life keeps changing, and she's learning that her unusual gift can't fix everything. Her first dates with her maybe-boyfriend Tristan weren't exactly what she dreamed they would be. She and Juliet are basically stepsisters, but Juliet still hasn't warmed up to her. And Cassandra's trying to find a new home for a dog that's saying good-bye to its owner. But that takes more than talking to animals—it means finding the perfect person. No one said being an animal psychic was easy . . .Book 2 in the series

Distant Stars

MariNaomi (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582415

In the final volume of the Life on Earth trilogy, celebrated cartoonist MariNaomi concludes her tale of growing up, falling in and out of love, and possible alien interventions. Shy, self-deprecating Paula Navarro is coming into her own—and it's making her new girlfriend, Johanna, a little nervous. Paula's former friend Emily Baker is learning to look inward. Brett Hathaway, Emily and Paula's mutual ex-hook-up, is torn about reconnecting with his estranged dad. And Nigel Jones is smitten with his tutor, Claudia—whose disappearance and reappearance remains a mystery to everyone around her. As Claudia and her guardians put the final plan in motion, they'll reveal the truth that links everyone's fate. Book 3 in the series

Baking Apples

Margo Gates (author) Jeff Crowther (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781728400679

In this charmingly illustrated story, a father and his daughter use fresh-picked apples to bake a delicious apple tart. Pairs with the nonfiction title Let's Look at Apple Trees.

Dads

John Coy (author)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781541582262

Celebrate all that fathers do: building, fixing, cooking, cleaning, laughing, crying, hugging, playing and more! This book shows a wide range of fathers and children, particularly highlighting families of color and lower-income families, who often aren't depicted in children's books.

Noodle Helps Gabriel Say Goodbye

Caryn Rivadeneira (author) Priscilla Alpaugh (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781634409216

After losing her first two forever homes, Noodle the goldendoodle knows all about the sadness of goodbyes. But in her new home with Andrea and as an official Helper Hound, Noodle helps Gabriel deal with the loss of his grandfather and to discover that our loved ones can be found in the little things all around us even when they're gone.

Silent Journey

Carl Watson (author) Andrew Bosley (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159327

Scott Schroeder dreams of a day when he and his father can have a home of their own. Following an accident that took his mother's life eight years before, doctors discovered Scott was suddenly deaf. Blessed with being an accomplished gymnast and skilled at signing and reading lips, Scott's biggest challenge is convincing others he is able to do all the same things as those in the hearing world. Picking up on conversations he observes along the way, Scott figures out a big family secret concerning his father and uncle and makes his mind up to play a part in their reconciliation.

Second Dad Summer

Benjamin Klas (author) Fian Arroyo (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Books ISBN: 9781947159266

Jeremiah just wants a normal summer with his dad. But his dad has moved in with his new boyfriend Michael who serves weird organic food and is constantly nagging him. Worst of all, Michael rides a bicycle decorated to look like a unicorn. This is not the summer Jeremiah wanted. But Jeremiah soon learns that being a family comes in many surprising forms.