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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.

My Picture

Marguerite Chase McCue (author) Laura Logan (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643039220

A child enjoys a snowy day with his mom.

Jonathan's Gift

Maggie Murphy (author) Spike Maguire (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643039206

Jonathan makes Grandma thank-you cards.

Baby Bunny and the Storm

Eileen Spinelli (author) Rose Mary Berlin (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643037417

This short verse comforts Baby Bunny during a thunderstorm. She waits with her big brother, Little Bunny, until the rain passes and the sun comes out again.

The Older One

Eileen Spinelli (author) Rose Mary Berlin (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643037639

Little Bunny thinks it might be better to be the younger child in the family. Baby Bunny can get away with things that Little Bunny can't. But when bedtime rolls around, and Little Bunny can stay up later, he realizes that there are advantages to being the big brother.

Plane View

Heather Tekavec (author) Sue King (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643037783

A son and his father are taking a trip by plane to visit Grandma. The boy is intrigued by the view from the window. Everything looks so small from the plane. When he gets to the ground, he realizes that the planes up in the sky, that look so big on the ground, look small up in the sky.

Where Does It Belong?

Jeanne Barrett Hargett (author) Deborah Melmon (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038186

A mother and child talk about what they see out their kitchen window. Mom sees something that needs to be rescued and the two play "I spy." When the daughter sees that it's a chick that needs to be kept safe, she carefully takes it back to the barn.

Athena and the Dandelions

Leeann Zouras (author) Holly Hatam (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038650

Athena's family's custom of picking and cooking dandelion greens embarrasses Athena. But when she sees her new friend try the food, she realizes she could be more open-minded herself.

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.

Across the Playground

Linda Kao (author) Tracy Bishop (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038698

Annie figures out a way to comfort her little brother when he's feeling homesick on his first day of school.

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.

A Family Visit

Ana Galan (author) Violet Lemay (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643036540

Dona Rosa and her friends are preparing for a dinner party. The friends are surprised an pleased to meet Dona Rosa's three nephews and their Mom. Familial names are introduced in Spanish.

Time to Plant

Ana Galan (author) Francesca Assirelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643036687

Grandma Hen and Chicka Chick plant vegetable seeds in their garden. Chicka Chick can't locate the hose. April showers come just in time.

A Gift for You!

Ana Galan (author) Francesca Assirelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643036557

Chica-Chick and Grandma Hen use strawberries from their garden to make lots of jam. Chica-Chick suggests giving the jam as gifts to all their friends and the local community helpers. She's disappointed when she discovers they have given away all the jam. But she is delighted when Grandma Hen presents her with the biggest jar of all - a present for her.

Lend a Hand at Home

Czeena Devera (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148321

Learn different ways to help out at home. The book utilizes social emotional based text to get children comfortable with reading and uses the Whole Language approach to literacy, a combination of sight words and repetition builds recognition and confidence. Bold, colorful photographs correlate directly to text to help guide readers through the book.

Family and Friends/Familia y Amigos

Kathleen Petelinsek (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602536982

Want a new way to show someone who your best friend is? How about using signs to tell your classmates about your family? Young readers will be delighted to learn a new way to discuss their favorite people. Both Spanish and English translations encourage kids to explore different languages and methods of communication.

Digger and Daisy Go Camping

Judy Young (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138414

Meet Digger and Daisy! They are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation, one thing always stays the same--their love for each other. In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, author Judy Young explores the dynamics and nuances of the sibling relationship. In Digger and Daisy Go Camping, it's summertime and the siblings head out to the woods to camp. Daisy says it will be fun but Digger isn't too sure. There might be bears. Digger and Daisy hike and swim and camp. But when it comes time for bed, Digger has a hard time falling asleep. Is it a bear?

The Doll's Nose (Armenian)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854221

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Grandma is a Slowpoke

Janet Halfmann (author) Michele Coxon (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725387

A little girl is happy to go on a walk with Grandma, but Grandma is a such a slowpoke! She stops to listen and point out the different creatures they see, sharing her knowledge with her grandchild. At the river, it is the little girl who spots a little muskrat Grandma didn’t see. Grandma Is a Slowpoke is a simple story that delivers a joyous message about how much fun it can be if we take time to be present with the world around us. The story encourages children to observe nature. Michele Coxon’s beautiful fine color brush brings life to the creatures on each page and makes the animals so endearing.

With Love, Grandma

Helen Foster James (author) Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534103160

Every grandma knows that her love for her grandchildren can span great distances! So when Grandma heads out on an adventure of her own, she stays in touch with her grandchild through a series of sweet letters and memories. Grandchild follows Grandma through her notes until Grandma finally returns home--and opens up Camp Grandma for a visit full of fun, grandma snuggles, and games. This tender story from the author and illustrator team behind Grandma Loves You! proves that a grandma's love knows no bounds.

Auntie Loves You!

Helen Foster James (author) Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126497

This touching tribute to an Auntie's love celebrates the sweet bond between an aunt and her little bunny. From tender snuggles to play and giggles, author Helen Foster James and illustrator Petra Brown capture the unique relationship in loving color.

Oranges for Everybody

Daiga Zake (author), Elena Stojanova (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950147

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

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?

Picture Perfect Vacation

Joanna Jarc Robinson (author) Leslie Breen Withrow (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332409

Vacations are so much fun! Follow along as a young boy takes pictures as he travels to his aunt Roxie’s cottage at the lake. How will they get there? What will they see along the way? Who will be there when they arrive? What will they do during the day and at night? Parents and kids alike will be dreaming and planning for their next vacation!

The Happy Little Engine

Judy Nayer (author) Roz Schanzer (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625817907

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and the Baker family decided to take a nice drive in their little red car. The Baker family loved the little red car because it was so much fun to ride in and it had a great little engine. Find out what happens when the little red car gets a flat tire, overheats, and then runs out of gasoline. Will the Baker family know what to do? A positive ending adds interest to this adorable story and encourages a lifelong love for reading.