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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.

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.

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.

Canning Day

Pegi Deitz Shea (author) James Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381137

Angelo finds fun in his aunt's kitchen project.

Isabel's Idea

Deborah Ruddell (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380253

Isabel has saved her family from a lifetime of having strawberry shortcake for dessert but . . .

The Cupboard

Georgia A. Greeley (author) Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380475

Rupert is lonely and a little scared at his grandmother's country home. How can an empty cupboard in the toolshed make him feel at home?

I'm Not a Cowboy!

Jimmy Lumpkin (author) Lia Elizabeth Marcoux (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380239

Josefina proves to Papa that she can be a helpful cowgirl.

Gramma's Favorite

Lois Fuller Lewis (author) Susan Spellman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380208

Kristen thinks her cousin Maya is Gramma's favorite until Maya reveals the main topic of Gramma's letters.

My Mom Hates to Cook

Ann Harth (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380369

Sometimes it is great to have a mom who is different from the rest.

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Sandra Beswetherick (author) David Leonard (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380086

A series of misadventures turn into fun for Derrick and Steve.

Making Ice-Cream Memories

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038896

Ollie wants to do something special for Abuela for Mother's Day. When Arizona and Ollie find out Abuela's favorite treat is homemade ice cream, they have just the thing.

Owning Up to a Mess-Up

Lissa Rovetch (author) Amanda Morley Miller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781643038926

When Arizona ruins Abuela's scarf on a ski trip, she has to muster the courage to admit it and apologize.

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.

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.

Not For Sale

Sara Cassidy (author) Helen Flook (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459807204

When ten-year-old Cyrus sees a For Sale sign plunged into his front lawn, it’s a complete and utter disaster. Usually, his younger brother, Rudy, is the scaredy-cat, but for the first time in his life, Cyrus is terrified. He’s lived at 637 Petunia Boulevard since he came to live with his adoptive mom and dad at two months old. Won’t he go hurtling into outer space without these four familiar walls to hold him in? Luckily, Cyrus has a few sneaky tricks up his sleeve to stop this moving business before it even gets started.

Better Together

Nikki Tate (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813014

Better Together explores how people gather in groups of all kinds to fulfill the basic human need for companionship. From the smallest units of parents, siblings and friends to global organizations that try to build on a foundation of common human experience to meet their goals, people working together are a powerful force for change. Too often, we look at someone and see all the ways we are different. People all around the world come together to build things, teach and entertain each other, and provide everything from better health care to good food to security and education. Better Together examines the many ways we are the same, no matter where we live.

Spring Surprise and Other Springtime Stories

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374953

It's springtime! Rabbit is inspired by a daffodil, and throws a party. Discover why there's bubbly foam on plants and evergreen trees in the spring. Mandy and Ben play outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Sarah looks for a new spring coat. A frog sits near the meadow on a busy spring morning. Stories by Highlights for Children, Beverly J. Letchworth, Marianne Mitchell, Clara Gillow Clark, and Marilyn Kratz.

The Timbertoes: Work and Play

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374694

It takes work to have fun! Tommy searches for more honey for his snack. Tommy and Mabel build a tower, Pa builds a canoe, and the whole Timbertoes family puts together a picnic to enjoy. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.

The Timbertoes: Family Teamwork

Highlights for Children (author)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781684374526

Family teamwork! The Timbertoes know that teamwork makes the dream work and that when things go wrong no one has your back like family. Stories by Rich Wallace and Marileta Robinson.