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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.

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? 

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.

The Gift

Jim Westcott (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982296

Zeke's parents have split up. His dad is hurt and angry when Zeke sides with his mother. But Zeke's emotions go on a crazy roller coaster ride when he's visited by a mysterious kid that only he can see ... until he finds out his grandpa can also see the ghost. Zeke's world is rocked in new ways when he finds out that he can see and talk to the dead.

Winicker and the Baby Wait

Renee Beauregard Lute (author) Laura Horton (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130793

Winicker Wallace is getting a baby brother! But Winicker dreads his arrival. She can't talk to anyone about how she feels, so Winicker runs away from home. Her mother finds Winicker at the very top of the Eiffel Tower. When they are finally safe at the bottom, Winicker realizes she is actually looking forward to her brother's birth.

Buzzer Beater

David Lawrence (author) Paola Amormino (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532133015

Keith Evans is a talented player on Peabody's basketball team. His father was a great player too. When Keith stops applying himself on the court, his father scolds him. Is Mr. Evans pushing Keith to achieve just to relive his glory days? Or is it something else? Includes discussion prompts, a basketball quiz, and fun facts about basketball. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

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.

Out on a Limb

Isabelle Bottier (author) Hélène Canac (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582347

Cassandra's life keeps changing, and she's learning that her unusual gift can't fix everything. Her first dates with her maybe-boyfriend Tristan weren't exactly what she dreamed they would be. She and Juliet are basically stepsisters, but Juliet still hasn't warmed up to her. And Cassandra's trying to find a new home for a dog that's saying good-bye to its owner. But that takes more than talking to animals—it means finding the perfect person. No one said being an animal psychic was easy . . .Book 2 in the series

Fish Boy

M.G. Higgins (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982043

Danny's family is full of superheroes. His mom is Stunner. His dad, Raven. And his sister, Marta, Vanish. Each has their own gift. Danny is Fish Boy. But in landlocked Arizona, there is not a lot of need for a superhero with amazing water talents. Then Danny overhears a secret plot that will endanger thousands of people. Will anyone believe his story?

Blackout

Jeff Gottesfeld (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982050

Ellie and her friend Kate get to spend time with Ellie's grandparents at their beach cottage. It's their first trip without their parents. The girls are excited and share everything on social media. But then a solar storm knocks out power to the entire state. People have to learn to live without electricity, running water, or technology. Will the girls be bored to tears?

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? 

On the Rocks

Eric Walters (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823655

Fourteen-year-old Dylan is sent to live with his estranged grandfather, Angus. Basically strangers, the two avoid each other as best they can. One day Dylan discovers a young orca stranded high up on the rocky beach. Dylan runs to tell his grandfather. There’s nothing that can be done, says Angus. The sun is coming up, and soon the orca will die of exposure. But Dylan knows he has to try to save the whale. He collects towels to cover the delicate skin of the orca and begins transporting buckets of water from the ocean below to keep it hydrated. It’s grueling work, and it will be hours before the tide comes back in and the water is high enough for the orca to swim free. Angus is moved by his grandson’s determination and helps as best he can. They both desperately hope that soon the orca will be able to join its family, who have been calling out to it just offshore.

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.

The Vegetable Museum

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459816800

Thirteen-year-old Chloë left her whole life back in Montreal, including her mom and her best friend. Now she's stuck in Victoria with her dad and her estranged grandfather, Uli, who recently had a stroke. When Chloë agrees to help Uli look after his garden, she's determined to find out why he and her dad didn't speak to each other for years. For decades Uli has collected seeds from people in the community, distinct varieties that have been handed down through generations. The result is a garden full of unusual and endangered produce, from pink broccoli to blue kale to purple potatoes. But Chloë learns that the garden will soon be destroyed to make way for a new apartment complex. And the seed collection is missing! Chloë must somehow find a way to save her grandfather's legacy.

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?

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.

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.

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.