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My Special Needs Family

Claudia Harrington (author) Zoe Persico (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614798293

My Special Needs Family is the story of a normal day in Roxy's life. When classmate Lenny visits her home, he discovers Roxy has autism. Who taught her how to bowl? Dad. Who gets her snack? Roxy. Who makes her dinner? Mom. Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

My Single Mom

Claudia Harrington (author) Zoe Persico (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614798286

My Single Mom is the story of a normal day in Kenneth's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Kenneth lives with just his mom. Who checks his homework? The after-school leader, Annie! Who makes his dinner? Mom! Who tucks him in at night? Mom! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

My Single Dad

Claudia Harrington (author) Zoe Persico (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614798279

My Single Dad is the story of a normal day in Destiny's life. When classmate Lenny visits her home, he discovers Destiny lives with just her dad. Who picks her up from school? Her sitter, Lily! Who makes her dinner? Dad! Who tucks her in at night? Dad! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

My First-Generation Family

Claudia Harrington (author) Zoe Persico (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614798262

My First-Generation Family is the story of a normal day in Manny's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Manny's family moved here from Mexico. Who picks up Manny from school in a taxi? Papa! Who brings home dinner from her restaurant job? Mama! Who reads Manny's bedtime story? Mama and Papa! Lenny realizes love makes a family. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

My Adopted Family

Claudia Harrington (author) Zoe Persico (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614798248

My Adopted Family is the story of a normal day in Adam's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Adam is adopted. Who makes him do his homework? Mom! Who makes dinner? Dad! Who tucks him in? Mom and Dad! Lenny realizes love makes a family. 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.

Camping

Karen Hooker (author) Bruce Biddle (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323307

A family camping trip means adventure, exploration, and new experiences for everyone!

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.

Regalos para papá

Kathleen Urmston (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320825

When the family picks out gifts for Dad, everyone is in for a surprise!

Sammy va de paseo

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320887

Everyone tries to get Sammy in the house - whose strategy will work?

Como mi papá

Monica Hiris (author) Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320023

Readers will relate to this story of a boy who wants to be just like his parent.

La pesca

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320399

Sibling rivaly prompts two young children to find out who can reel in the biggest catch.

Fútbol familiar

Diana Geddes (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320344

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

Who is Making a Mess?

Maria D’Haene (author) Charlie Eve Ryan (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781681525679

Life is messy. And sometimes, the person making the mess will surprise you! Sparse text and family scenes from a diverse group of people break expected stereotypes and celebrate the messiness of life in this board book.

Shopping with Daddy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Travis Foster (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621557

Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!

Say Cheese

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621847

A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief. 

Mommy Surprise

Harriet Ziefert (author) Richard Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621465

Juice, cookies, flowers, and presents on a tray—that’s a surprise any mom would love! Young readers will enjoy this charming story about three siblings who combine forces to do something wonderful for their Mom. It’s perfect for celebrating a birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day.

Just Like Mommy! Just Like Daddy!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Marilyn Janovitz (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621434

Join the fun as a boy follows his father and a girl follows her mother, imitating the grown-ups in their daily routines.

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. 

Bigger Than Daddy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051358

In this story about the relationship between a boy and his father, Edward yearns to be big like his dad and fast like a fire truck. He and his dad go to the park, then walk home, play, and have dinner before Edward has a bath and is tucked into bed. Along the way, the boy demands the chance to engage in grown-up activities, ranging from the doable (pressing the elevator button) to the less doable (outrunning a big red fire truck). Capturing the teasing affection between a young preschool boy and his dad, the simple language shows the humor, energy, and bossiness of the young child, and the father's love for his son shining through. Parents will recognize Edward's many familiar pleas, while kids will appreciate his frustrations and the spirited way that he deals with them.

41 Uses for a Grandma

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051068

Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa. "Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage.

35 Uses for a Daughter

Harriet Ziefert (author), Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781593540999

Daughters come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, with all kinds of enthusiasms, abilities, and talents. But whether they're acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, or are just using up all the cell phone minutes, every daughter is special. Deborah Zemke's whimsical illustrations show families from all walks of life.

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?

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.