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A Day in Our Lives

Dawson J. Hunt (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433393433

Follow a day in the life of two children from different cities! This entertaining title encourages young readers to practice time measurement skills and early STEM themes, like reading analog and digital clocks. Familiar images and fun practice problems will have young readers thinking about how they can measure time throughout a day in their own lives!

Families Through Time

Jeanne Dustman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388613

In this charming nonfiction book, beginning readers will learn about the ways families have stayed the same--and changed--over time. With its vivid and charismatic images of families throughout time, helpful text, and a table of contents, glossary, and index, children will be excited to learn about families from the past and will be inspired to compare them to families today.

A Family's Story

Jeanne Dustman (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388620

Readers can follow along as they read about a woman and her family. This nonfiction book features numerous photographs of her family, interesting text, and a helpful table of contents, glossary, and index. Children will be encouraged to tell a story about their own family as they move through this charming book.

Rules at Home

Sharon Coan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388293

Many families have rules at home in order to keep each other happy and safe. This nonfiction title gives early readers examples of rules that families might have through straightforward text, vibrant images, and an accompanying glossary and index.

Life at Home

Sharon Coan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388255

This nonfiction title allows early readers to explore life at home from both the past and the present. The clear, engaging photos and simple text help children observe the differences and similarities in this engaging book that features a glossary and index for further understanding.

What Makes a Family?

Diana Kenney (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433388118

Early readers discover the various kinds of families in this nonfiction title. Readers are encouraged to be aware of and embrace the differences in families through lovely images and engaging text.

¡A dormir, pequeño monstruo!

Heather Ayris Burnell (author), Bonnie Adamson (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671701

This is the Spanish only version of Bedtime Monster. A little boy doesn't want to go to bed. He whines. He cries. He throws a tantrum. He begins to grow long claws and a tail. What? A tail? It's true! This little boy is not only acting like a monster, he turns into one! He growls a scary growl. He grows a tail. But, his parents know what to do. They calmly cuddle, rock, and sing to him. Here is a monster you might actually want to snuggle with as bedtime draws near.

A Place to Call Home

Ellen Lawrence (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781910549032

When we think of home, we might think of living in an apartment or a house, but not everyone lives in a home like this. Some children grow up on a houseboat in a floating village. Others live in huts that are carefully crafted from branches and animal dung. And many children live in makeshift tent homes in refugee camps. In A Place to Call Home, young readers will learn about the many different types of structures and places that children and their families call home.

Maxed Out

Daphne Greer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554699834

More than anything, twelve-year-old Max wants to play hockey like he used to. But since the death of his dad, his mom does more crying than mothering, and Max has to take his special-needs brother, Duncan, with him everywhere he goes. The team needs Max to win the upcoming game against the Red Eagles, but one practice with Duncan makes it evident that it's not safe to leave him unattended on the sidelines. With only a week to figure out how he can play in the big game, Max is feeling the pressure. Will he find a way to be a good teammate, a good brother and a good son, or is it too much for one kid?

Allons au travail (French)

Aude Brunel (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950376

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . . Papa et maman travaillent dans des bureaux, mais c'est difficile pour un tout petit garçon de comprendre ce qu'ils font toute la journée, et pourquoi, si fatigués lorsqu'ils reviennent à la maison, ils ne peuvent jouer qu'un tout petit moment. Avec l'aide de sa grand-mère qui prend soin de lui, notre jeune narrateur essaie d'imaginer leur routine quotidienne, jour après jour, à la maison il joue à l'employé de bureau. . . et il devient lui aussi très très fatigué.

Ronny (Hungarian)

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854566

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind. Nehéz idôk járnak anyára, apára és Ivánra. Egy ici-pici lakásban laknak, így nem jut hely igazi kutyára. Ám van egy képzeletbeli Ronijuk, akit - bár nagyon rosszul viselke-dik, kiváltképp éjjelente - mindenki nagyon szeret. Egy napon, Ivánék nagyobb lakásba költöznek, és így van hely egy Igazi Roninak is. Egy igazi kutya! Persze Roni tökéletes, és mindenki imádja, de néha mégis... hiányoznak a régi, jól megszokott dolgok.

Do I Have To

Lin Picou (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367323

In This Fluent Reader, Parents Turn The Tables On The Kids By Asking If They Have To Do Chores Around The House.

Bedtime Battles

J. Jean Robertson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367194

In This Emergent Reader, A Child Doesn't Want To Go To Bed. Teaching Focus, Words To Know Before You Read, Comprehension And Extension Activities. Inside Front And Back Cover Parent And Teacher Support.

Flight Down

Thomas Kingsley Troupe (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781621432524

Drew thought spending the summer in Florida with his little sister Maddie was the worst thing that could happen to him. He was wrong. When their plane crashes in a swampy, crocodile-infested wilderness, Drew and Maddie must rely on each other to survive.

I'll Be a Chef

Connie Colwell Miller (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538585

A young boy pretends to be a master chef while cooking in the kitchen with his dad and shows what its like to be a professional chef. Includes hands-on activity and glossary of chef terms.

Family Vacations

Heather Adamson (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607533252

Describes different ways people spend family vacations. Includes simple craft.

My Brain

Annette Bay Pimentel (author)Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538530

Ava teaches her younger brother Noah that the brain is like a computer, controlling the body through the spinal cord and the nerves.

The Dark (French)

Rouzanna Baghdasaryan (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950345

Jonah, like many little boys, is afraid of the dark. His older brother, Gor, and his baby sister, Arpi, share the bedroom with Jonah. But it's still a scary place at night, what with monsters under beds and on chairs, and who knows what's lurking in the spooky cupboard? But when Gor promises Jonah his favorite toy soldier if he'll just try not to be afraid, Jonah is too excited to sleep. Will the scary dark keep Jonah in his bed? Jonah, comme beaucoup de petits garçons, a peur du noir. Son grand frère, Gor, et sa petite sœur, Arpi, partagent sa chambre. Mais il a quand même peur la nuit, avec ces monstres sous les lits et sur les chaises, et qui sait ce qui se cache dans le placard sinistre ? Toutefois, lorsque Gor promet à Jonah son petit soldat préféré s'il essaie seulement de ne pas avoir peur, Jonah est bien trop excité pour trouver le sommeil. La peur du noir forcera-t-elle Jonah à rester dans son lit ?

Kyle's Island

Sally Derby (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893169

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake--fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.

Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

Dara Goldman (author), Dara Goldman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530477

Boris is a musician, playing the songs he learned growing up in Russia. Stella is a baker, baking cakes and pastries like her father used to back in Italy. Boris and Stella live in the city and are best friends. They like movies, hats, and each other. At holiday time, Stella wants to give Boris the perfect present for Hanukkah. She wants him to know how special he is. Boris wants to give Stella the perfect present for Christmas: she means so much to him. But perfect presents cost money and their bank savings contain very little. To make their dreams of perfect presents come true, Boris and Stella each sacrifice something very special. In a nod to O. Henrys The Gift of the Magi comes this tender story celebrating traditions, friendships, and gifts from the heart.

The Icicle (Czech)

Valery Voskoboinikov (author), Anne Linnamagi (illlustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854382

Alex loves his mother very much and today is her birthday. He bundles up and sets out to find a job. He'll try anything to earn enough money for a present: bang his saucepan to the beat with street musicians, wash a car, anything!-until he discovers the perfect present to bring home to her... Alex má svou maminku moc rád. A právě dnes má maminka narozeniny. Alex si tedy oblékne zimník, čepici a rukavice a vydá se hledat práci. Hodlá udělat cokoliv, aby vydělal dost peněz na dárek. Třeba hrát na rendlík s pouličními muzikanty, mýt auta, prostě cokoliv! Až najednou objeví perfektní dárek...

Let's Go to Work (Albanian)

Aude Brunel (author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854986

Both Mum and Dad work in offices, but it's hard for a very little boy to understand what they DO all day, and why they're SO tired when they get home and can only play for a little while. With the help of his grandmother, who takes care of him, our young narrator tries to experience their workaday world, day after day, at home in a pretend office . . . and he gets really, really tired, too. . . Edhe mami edhe babi punojne ne zyra, por eshte e veshtire per nje djale te vogel te kuptoje c'bejne ata gjithe diten qe jane KAQ te lodhur kur vijne ne shtepi sa mund te luajne vetem pak. Me ndihmen e gjyshes se tij, e cila kujdeset per te, tregimtari yne i vogel perpiqet te provoje boten e punes se tyre, dite pas dite, ne shtepi ne nje zyre me gjasme... dhe ai eshte lodhur shume, shume. . .

Weerdest Day Ever!

Richard Scrimger (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811560

Bunny is on a camping trip with his brother and his grandpa. How much trouble can he get into? As it turns out, a lot. For one thing, there are soldiers all over the place. Canada is about to go to war with the United States, and the battle starts tomorrow. Bunny is worried. A hockey rivalry is one thing, but this is serious. And why is everybody so happy? Things get personal when an American soldier steals his brother Spencer's cell phone. Bunny decides to track down the phone himself. Maybe they can get out of there before the war starts. Thats when things get confusing. In this zany prequel to Ink Me and The Wolf and Me, the hockey-loving, indomitable Bunny goes camping with his brother and his grandpa.

Another Miserable Love Song

Brooke Carter (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813137

Kallie Echo is starting to think dreams are dangerous. Her dad had one to be a rock star and then he died. Now Kallie is practically homeless and her life is falling apart. So when a punk band asks Kallie to sing for them, she must decide if she's got the heart to front a band of rocker chicks (and one trans guy). Can she find a new purpose in punk? And will the drummer with the amazing smile break her heart?The band goes on tour, and everything hinges on Kallie. It's a lot of pressure especially when you throw in substance abuse and Kallie's deadbeat mom showing up at the worst time. Kallie must learn to trust her friends, and herself, if she's going to get over the past and make a new future. But if she dares to dream again, will she lose it all?

The Bootlegger's Goddaughter

Melodie Campbell (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814141

As Gina gets ready for her Christmas wedding, all is quiet in Steeltown. Then she's robbed, cousin Jimmy has a heart attack, and someone in the city has hijacked a transport truck full of booze. But who? And why? Gina knows bootlegging used to be a family business, but they stopped that in the '30s. Didnt they? Gina and Nico work feverishly to keep the latest bungled family matter under wraps, but the police are closing in. And, once again, everything points to the Holy Cannoli Retirement Home. The Bootlegger's Goddaughter is the fifth book in the Gina Gallo Mystery series.