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Different Families

Steffi Cavell-Clarke (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122209

This timely and sensitive title helps define a family, from members related by birth to stepparents and same-sex parents. Children will learn that loving families look after each other, even if they sometimes disagree or argue.

All Kinds of Families

Anita Ganeri, Ayesha Rubio (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124234

There are all kinds of families. Families can be big or small and they can change over time. Some families live together and others live apart. In every family there are people who love each other. Who's in your family?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My Sister Snores

Shannon Hitchcock (author) Stephanie Roth (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389447

What can Jessica do about her sister's snoring?

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.