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Our World is Whole

Gail Bush (author) Jennie Poh (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166790

One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.

Memoirs of a Tortoise

Devin Scillian (author) Tim Bowers (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166806

Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they're the same age--80 years old--and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away--she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones.

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History

Elisa Boxer (author) Vivien Mildenberger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166738

In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, her son Harry, and the letter than gave all American women a voice.

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.

Ruckus

Laurie Elmquist (author) David Parkins (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459817968

Reece's new dog, Ruckus, tears through life like a Tyrannosaurus rex. He bites everything that moves and drives Reece's mom nuts. The puppy was Dad's idea, to make things easier for Reece after his parents' separation, but Ruckus is not easy at all and Mom is getting fed up. When her diamond earrings go missing, it sends the family into a tailspin. What happens when a dog swallows something precious? Reece is about to find out. But they can't give up on this little Jack Russell terror, can they? He's family, after all. We first met Reece and his family in the Orca Echoes title Where's Burgess? by Laurie Elmquist.

Green Thumb

Diana R. Jenkins (author) Natalie Carabetta (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389270

Brad taught his younger sister how plants grow from seeds but what about the pencil stub bits of crayons and the other things she's planted?

I Don't Like Tomatoes!

Shelley Swanson Sateren (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389300

Victoria is certain she doesn't like tomatoes until she tries to prove that her younger brother doesn't like them either.

Just My Size

Pam Calvert (author) Phyllis Pollema-Cahill (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389331

Dikike's father surprises her with a wonderful gift--her very own canoe!

Mei Mei

Leanne K. Currie-McGhee (author) Cornelius Van Wright, Ying-Hwa Hu (illustrators)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389409

Amanda overcomes a language barrier and begins to relate to her newly adopted sister.

My Sister Snores

Shannon Hitchcock (author) Stephanie Roth (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389447

What can Jessica do about her sister's snoring?

Papa's New Pants

Lila Julius (author) Niki Leonidou (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389508

After saying they're all too busy these family members end up helping hem Papa's new pants a little too much.

Fish Fry and Apple Pie

Mary Jane Hopkins (author) Jane Dippold (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389225

Henry may not be able to beat his cousins at racing or baseball but he can do one thing better than all of them.

Bunk-Bed Blues

Jacqueline Adams (author) Mark Corcoran (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389140

Levi learns that there are advantages to the top and bottom bunks of a bunk bed.

The Big Soft Chair

Amie Johnson (author) Carol Thompson (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682386323

A little boy explains everything he does in the big soft chair over the course of a day.

Sams Toes

Lee Ebler (author) Phyllis Pollema-Cahill (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385050

Nathan's new stepsister has asthma which means he has to find a new home for his cat.

The Dinner Bucket

Robyn Hood Black (author) Kathleen Kemly (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385142

Set in 1940s, a tornado hits as Opal her mother and her brother take lunch to her father who is plowing in the field.

The Mother's Day Present

Sudipta Bardhan (author) Len Ebert (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385180

Jim finds the best gift for his mom.

No More Allowance

Debra Smart (author) Joy Allen (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384992

Todd chooses a commission over an allowance then makes it "work."

Good Night Pumpkin

Geri Kolesar (author) Robert Squier (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384817

A sensitive story about divorce during winter when Izzie's father moves out.

How Do You Know When the Carrots Are Ready?

Nancy Ramsey (author) Nicole in den Bosch (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384862

Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.

Cranky Me

Eileen Spinelli (author) Paula Becker (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384725

This girl realizes that it's no fun to be with a cranky person.

Can't Anybody Hear Me?

Beth Thompson (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384718

Everyone is too busy to listen to Teddy--except his baby brother.

At the Fair

Marianne Mitchell (author) Claire Keay (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682382998

Flora and Grandpa go to the fair. They have an exciting day eating ice-cream petting the animals and going on the rides.

The Jar of Apples

Irene N. Watts (author) Yvonne Gilbert (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381281

Jimmy learns that a long-awaited special dessert is not the most important part of his family's Thanksgiving celebration.

The Most Valuable Treasure

T.V. Padma (author) Alex Zaretser (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380529

In this Norwegian folktale Halvor discovers what treasure his mother would like best.