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The Perfect Piñatas

Kirsten McDonald (author) Erika Meza (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022135

Carlos and Carmen's Abuelita has come to visit. She joins the twins, Mamá, and Papá as they go from store to store, searching for the perfect piñatas. When they finally find them, the twins fall in love with their new piñata pets. They don't want to smash them! Luckily, Abuelita knows just what to do. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

The Costume Contest

Kirsten McDonald (author) Erika Meza (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624022128

Fall leaves and pumpkins are everywhere. Carlos and Carmen are making plans to be in the costume contest. They both want to win, but neither of them wants the other to lose. It's a problem. A prize-winning problem! But with an old shirt, a pair of scissors, and a lot of creativity, the twins come up with a prize-winning solution. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Because I'm New

Brad Sneed (author) Brad Sneed (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178984

A new baby in the family means a lot of changes--from late night diaper changes to learning new ways to play--but in this sweet offering from Brad Sneed, baby tells their older sibling just what to expect. This is a heartfelt celebration of those first months with baby and the genesis of the sibling bond.

Una sorpresa para Mamá

Kathleen Urmston (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320955

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

The Bunny Who Never Went to Sleep

Cecilia Smith (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532416132

A poor mama bunny doesn't know how to convince her bunny it is time to sleep. Find out how one little bunny and one mama bunny solve the problem of sleepless nights.

Lola Loves Stories

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344414

Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY. Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot...what will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola's adventures. LOLA LOVES STORIES celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.

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. 

Grandma Is an Author

Melissa Conroy (author), Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050399

Rusty's Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer's block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves. Melissa Conroy's engaging story perfectly captures the frustrations and successes of the creative process and celebrate the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, as well as the imaginations of kids.

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?

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father? 

A Monster for Grandma

Melissa Conroy (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801064

Rusty and his Grandma Margo--who's an author--like to write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that she sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worrie, and wonders what he can do to help her.

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.

La casa de una llanta

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796299

Carlos and Carmen get some unexpected news. They’re moving to a new house. The new house is big, red, and has one tire. What! A house with one tire?! The twins worry and worry but soon discover a house with one tire can be fun. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

La sorpresa verde

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614796275

Tío Alex is joining the Garcia family for a cookout, and he’s bringing a surprise. A big green surprise. At first, Carlos and Carmen are disappointed in the lumpy green surprise. But with their mom’s help and a few poles and stakes, the lump becomes a green surprise filled with fun. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

The Perfect Piñatas

Kirsten McDonald (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021831

Carlos and Carmen’s Abuelita has come to visit. She joins the twins, Mamá, and Papá as they go from store to store, searching for the perfect piñatas. When they finally find them, the twins fall in love with their new piñata pets. They don’t want to smash them! Luckily, Abuelita knows just what to do. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

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. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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! Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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.

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.

Family Soccer

Diana Geddes (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641322164

Everyone gets involved in the family soccer game! Readers will practice the words for body parts as the game goes on.

Families Have Together

Harriet Ziefert (author)Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621991

A rollicking, rhyming description of the ins and outs, and ups and downs of every family. The upbeat text is certain to bring smiles and chuckles to everyone, because everybody has family, and everybody likes to moan and groan about family life, and laugh at it, too. 

Daddy's Got Chicken Pox

Harriet Ziefert (author)Lionel Kalish (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621960

Poor Daddy: he has a fever, he has a headache, he has a rash, he has the chicken pox. He doesn't want to read his newspaper. He won't eat. And he can't attend the ballet recital. Will Dad ever get better? 

Volando para ver a la abuela

Emily Humphrey (author) Patrick Corrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321914

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