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Grandpas Are for Puddle Jumping

Harriet Ziefert (author) Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801026

What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere. 

Grandmas Are for Snowy Days

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801019

A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.

Are We There Yet?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Dale Gotlieb (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621939

When a trip to the city includes a visit to the toy store, the ride seems to take forever. Along a country road, through the tunnel, and over a bridge, the excitement builds--but are we there yet? is the question two eager kids keep asking their dad.

Sleepy Barker

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621564

Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that Mom and Dad are there for him.

Shopping with Daddy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Travis Foster (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621557

Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!

Just Like Mommy! Just Like Daddy!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Marilyn Janovitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621434

Join the fun as a boy follows his father and a girl follows her mother, imitating the grown-ups in their daily routines.

I Say Yes! I Say No!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Seb Braun (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621403

I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals. 

Chocolate Mud Cake

Harriet Ziefert (author) Maxine Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621113

Ken and Jen are a brother-and-sister pair who pretend to bake a cake while playing outside. Will their parents go along with the fun and eat the mud cake?

Brother and Sister

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846517

A simple story about a brother and a sister. This story helps readers learn the words brother, and, and sister. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.

My Family

Emily Humphrey (author) Amanda Erb (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321808

A class assignment shows how different families can be, and what they have in common.

Follow the Signs

Emily Humphrey (author) Kat Uno (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321761

A series of directions guides the narrator to a wonderful surprise in this vibrantly illustrated story.

Flying to See Grandma

Emily Humphrey (author) Patrick Corrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321754

Readers will follow along as a young boy packs a suitcase, goes to the airport, and travels by plane to a very special destination.

A Gift for Gram

Cecilia Minden (author) Becky Down (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534171763

Bella and Dan give Gram a surprise gift. Read about Gram and her new pet cat, Pepper. This A-level story uses engaging text to raise confidence in early readers. The book uses a combination of sight words and short-vowel words in repetition to build recognition. Original illustrations help guide readers through the text. Author Cecilia Minden, PhD, a literacy consultant and former director of the Language and Literacy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education developed a specific format for this series. Books in this series include author biography, phonetics, and teaching guides.

High and Dry

Eric Walters (author) Sabrina Gendron (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823112

Dylan lives on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest with his parents, but when they have to go to the mainland, his grandfather weathers a storm to come spend time with him. Grandpa’s brought Dylan a number of gifts, and one comes in handy the next day while they are exploring the coast. In fact, this gift leads the duo to a dangerous discovery: a young orca got stuck on the rocks during the storm. Racing against the sun and the heat, Dylan and Grandpa need to work together to figure out how to save the calf while his pod circles nearby.

Genius Jolene

Sara Cassidy (author) Charlene Chua (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825307

On her annual trip in her father’s 18-wheeler, eight-year-old Jolene is headed to Los Angeles on a six-day road trip to deliver some newsprint with her dad. Just like last year, they tell each other stories and listen to music. They also keep up their favorite tradition: critiquing one type of food at every stop. This time it’s onion rings. But this year is also different. Unlike last year, Jolene’s parents are no longer together. They split up when her father came out as gay. These are big changes for Jolene, but she is spunky and smart and has a good heart. She’s ready for new adventures and to stand up for what’s right—both on and off the road.

What's For Dinner?

Karen Hoenecke (author) Bruce Biddle (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324960

Readers learn the days of the week and basic food vocabulary as they find out what's for dinner.

Tree House

Karen Hoenecke (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324854

Readers will follow along as Dad finishes an exciting project for his children.

Thanksgiving

Kathleen Urmston (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324793

Celebrate the excitement around this family holiday.

A Surprise for Mom

Kathleen Urmston (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324779

The kids have whipped up a little surprise for Mom. Repetitive text will help readers build fluency

Scary Monster

Kate Eifrig (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324601

Can Dad act like a scary monster? Repetitive text will help readers build fluency while playful illustrations keep them laughing.

Paula's Pickle Picnic

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324403

When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?

My Brother Wants to Be Like Me

Jan Mader (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324236

This is a story about a warm loving relationship between two brothers.

Grocery Shopping

Deborah Yannone (author) Barbara Dragony (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323697

What should Mom and Son buy at the grocery store?

The Fishing Contest

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323604

When the whole family heads out for a day on the lake, who will make the biggest catch?

Fishing

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323598

Sibling rivaly prompts two young children to find out who can reel in the biggest catch.