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Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity

Jenni Desmond (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053482

We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond. Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!

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.

Lalo Wants a Real Name

Julia Mercedes-Castilla (author) Stephanie Harlow (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623957100

Lalo is tired of being Lalo Ramos, so he tries another, more "normal" name on for size. When his Hispanic grandparents start calling him by his new name, Lalo is worries that he may be losing his identity.

Pop Pop and Me and a Recipe

Irene Smalls (author) Cathy Ann Johnson (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623955878

A cooking story for young and old (including an original recipe for Lemon Bar Cake), this is a delicious blend of cooking and caring. It celebrates the love between a grandson and his grandfather. Join Pop Pop and his grandson as they beat, batter and bond baking the young boy’s favorite Lemon Bar Cake. With full color, lovingly painted step-by-step instructions and a full ingredient list, this book is a sweet recipe for the hearts of lemon cake eaters young and old.

I Love You!

Calee M. Lee (author) Tricia Tharp (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623954734

I love you like a skipping stone...I love you like a doggy's bone... Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other.

Hello

Juliana O'Neill (author) Soraya Bartolomé (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532412608

Time to say hello. A child says hello to family and pets as a way to start the day. Hello is part of the Reading Stars series. Reading Star books are for kids at the very beginning of a lifetime love of reading. Each book features less than 50 words and uses repetition to build confidence. Hello is 24 pages long features 16 different words for your child to master.

Our World is Whole

Gail Bush (author) Jennie Poh (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166790

One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.

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.

Breakfast

Xist Publishing (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623951283

Rise and shine! It's time to have breakfast. Mouthwatering photos of pancakes and waffles, bacon and eggs make this picture book a delightful treat for children who wonder why can't we always have breakfast for dinner. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and concepts to kids.

Baby Things

Xist Publishing (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623951122

Is there a new baby in the house? Will there be one soon? From bottles to diapers to toys and strollers, this book is an excellent way to engage a baby or toddler in word acquisition with familiar items or to introduce an older child to some of the things that their new little brother or sister will need. Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce baby items, their names and colors to kids.

Little Hoo Goes Camping

Brenda Ponnay (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532415531

It's time for the Hoo family to go on their annual camping trip, but Little Hoo is a little bit nervous. From setting up a tent, to cooking dinner over the fire, to sleeping with spooky noises, camping has a lot of new things for Little Hoo to experience. With characteristic gentleness, this book takes little ones along with Little Hoo on an adventure that eventually turns out to be a fun, and not scary, time. Little Hoo Goes Camping is part of the Little Hoo series featuring cute and reassuring texts for toddlers and preschoolers.

My Nana and Me

Irene Smalls (author) Cathy Ann Johnson (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623955854

A joyful story celebrating the love between a granddaughter and her grandmother. This delightful picture books follows a young girl and her grandmother through a day of tea parties, dancing, hide and seek, pat-a-cake, bath time, story time, and bedtime. At the end of the story the little girl discovers why she is so extra special.

Puppy Danny

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624075

Danny can't sleep. So, Dad tells him a bedtime story about when Danny was very little.

Danny’s Bee (the beginning)

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624082

It's Danny's birthday, and Dad goes to the neighborhood toy store to find the perfect gift. Dad wants to get Danny something special.

Danny Paints a Picture

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780974647555

Danny is feeling artistic and gathers his paint supplies in order to paint a picture. Danny paints a funny portrait of Dad.

Sleep, My Little One

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Carol Schwartz (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228228

Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Sleep, My Little One,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. As night draws near, mom and baby share precious moments during bath time and bedtime. “Up the stairs and in the bath I’ll wash those little toes. Tickle your tummy as you splash, then, I’ll kiss your sweet, wet nose.” Bedtime is a special time for bonding and saying, “I love you.” Gentle illustrations and rhyming text will make this a favorite for young children. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day. Titles in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, It’s Night-Night Time, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus.

Baby Elephant Runs Away

Mia Coulton (author)D.B. Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624440

Baby Elephant wanders off while chasing a butterfly. How will Mother Elephant find him?

Lunch for Baby Elephant

Mia Coulton (author)D.B. Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624426

Mother Elephant teaches Baby Elephant how to find his own lunch.

Danny and Dad Go on a Picnic

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441591

Danny and Dad go on a picnic, but Dad's lunch mysteriously disappears. What happened to Dad's lunch?

Cookies for Danny

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624334

Danny is having a bad day. Grandma Ruth knows just what to do to cheer him up.

Grandma Ruth’s Glasses

Mia Coulton (author)Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624310

Grandma Ruth has misplaced her reading glasses. She looks in all of the usual places around the house to find them. Perhaps Danny knows where they are.

The Voice That Won the Vote: How One Woman's Words Made History

Elisa Boxer (author) Vivien Mildenberger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166738

In August of 1920, women's suffrage in America came down to the vote in Tennessee. If the Tennessee legislature approved the 19th amendment it would be ratified, giving all American women the right to vote. The historic moment came down to a single vote and the voter who tipped the scale toward equality did so because of a powerful letter his mother, Febb Burn, had written him urging him to "Vote for suffrage and don't forget to be a good boy." The Voice That Won the Vote is the story of Febb, her son Harry, and the letter than gave all American women a voice.

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.