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Love from a Star

Katherine Cutchin Gazzetta (author), Katherine Cutchin Gazzetta (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704595

In a tender story told in verse, a shining star reminds a little bear and his best bunny friend that they are loved, never alone and are always under God's loving care. Accompanied by delicate watercolor paintings by author/illustrator Katherine Cutchin Gazetta, the reassuring text reminds readers and listeners that all is well, making Love from a Star a comfort at bedtime or other difficult times in a childs life.

Buster the Little Garbage Truck

Marcia Berneger (author), Kevin Zimmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781633621343

Buster is a sweet little garbage truck. He can't wait to grow up to be a big truck, just like his father. Buster practices driving and lifting and beeping with his friend, Kitty. There's one small problem. Loud noises frighten Buster. When his father takes him to the truck yard to meet the other vehicles, their air-horn blasts and roaring engines send Buster skidding away to hide. He wants to be big and brave, but how can he work with Daddy and his friends when their loud sounds scare him? Buster feels terrible. When Kitty gets into trouble, little Buster musters up his courage to save her.

Scout

Gordon McMillan (author), Gordon McMillan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410310668

Scout the Scottie dog lives on the top floor of an apartment building. His favorite toy is his shiny red ball. But it is not just an ordinary ball. This ball can bounce higher than anything. It is rounder than anything. And it is faster than anything. Scout loves it. But one day Scout loses his shiny red ball. Where did it go? How will Scout find his favorite toy? On his search for his missing toy, Scout gets some help along the way and he learns that, while his ball is indeed special, it is not as special as his new friends.

Danny y Abby son amigos

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781625441379

Danny y Abby son amigos

Okay, Andy!

Maxwell Eaton III (author), Maxwell Eaton III (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053505

Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup. Find out what makes Andy even crabbier! They spend lots of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. A perfect bridge between picture books and text-heavy chapter books.

Scribbles and Ink the Contest

Ethan Long (author), Ethan Long (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053512

Scribbles the cat and Ink the mouse are buddies and fellow artists. Ink is excited for them to enter a "Draw a Dinosaur" contest. The prize is two tickets to a mud-themed amusement park. Ink is secretly scared of drawing a dinosaur. He urges Scribbles to have a go at it--but thinks the resulting effort looks like a prehistoric chicken. Next, Ink draws...an egg--and insists there's a dinosaur inside it. He's right! As the egg-drawing hatches, a baby dino crawls out, and starts wailing for his mommy. Suddenly, the Chick-a-saurus comes in and scoops the baby into her feathery arms. Realizing that they won't win the contest, Ink creates a "Best Buddy" trophy for Scribbles and Ink and dino-duo throw a mud party for Ink!

The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo

Sarah Lynn (author), Collet Derby Pierre (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055011

Mo and Jo are fun-loving cavemen whose antics will surely delight kids, especially boys. Follow them as they attempt to de-stink themselves, play hide-and-seek, and make fire. The latest title in Blue Apple'sJump-Into-Chapters series, this book is designed to increase reading proficiency by offering a longer page count than picture books, but a lower word count than chapter books.

Andy, Also

Maxwell Eaton III (author), Maxwell Eaton III (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054571

Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In "Andy Also," Preston decides to re-name himself "the new Andy." In "Clang-Clang-Bing," the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In "100 Rabbits," Preston asks Andy innumerable questions.

Mouse House Tales

Susan Pearson (author), Amanda Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050504

What makes a mouse house a home? With a problem to solve, an unexpected friendship, and a little mystery to unravel, Mouse House Tales offers twice the story of a picture book and all the warmth and charm of a modern classic. The book's two stories can be read all at once, or one at a time, making it a perfect fit for those who want a longer, big kid book but aren't yet ready for text-heavy chapter books. Whether read aloud or by an independent reader, kids will relate to the emotions and friendships that help Mouse turn her sweet little house into a warm and inviting home filled with fun, friends and cheese!

Skateboarding Friends

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539525

Herbie Bear learns skateboarding tricks from the new kid in the neighborhood.

Sharing the Green Ball

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539372

After the ball they're playing with gets ruined, Herbie Bear and his friend Michael must find an alternative. In their attempts to trade items for Herbie's younger brothers' ball, the boys learn a lesson in sharing.

Is That the Orange Cat?

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539389

Charged with caring for a friend's cat while she's away, Herbie Bear searches the house to find the pet.

Best Mates on the Boat

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539594

Herbie and his siblings have fun with their imaginations while on their grandparents' boat.

A Fort to Share

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539433

Herbie Bear and his siblings and friends decide to build a fort, but must learn to cooperate and share their items to get the job done.

Danny and Abby Are Friends

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780971351813

Danny and his friend, Abby, like to have fun together.

Danny Looks for Abby

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780971351868

Danny wants to play with Abby, but can't find her anywhere!

Danny and the Bully

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780971351875

Danny encounters another dog who isn't very nice to him. What does Danny do?

Grandma Ruth Feeds Her Friends

Mia Coulton (author)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624631

All of Grandma Ruth's friends come running when it is time to eat.

The Surprise

Linda Koons (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478821403

Giraffe’s friends have a surprise in store! What will it be?

I Like You

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478815747

Teach early Social Studies concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

We Can Play

Petra Craddock (author), Mike Litwin (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478813644

Teach early Social and Emotional Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

He Comes With Me

Judy Kentor Schmauss (author), Jessika Von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478813552

Teach early Social and Emotional Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

My Bear

Petra Craddock (author), Laura Zarrin (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478813569

Teach early Social and Emotional Development concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.

Where's the Party?

Katharine Crawford Robey (author), Kate Endle (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892681

The birds in Kate's neighborhood have a secret: there's a party today! But where? Kate listens to the clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds and discovers an impromptu birthday party for week-old ducklings.

Moose and Magpie

Bettina Restrepo (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180623

It isn't always easy being a moose but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and moose have in common or why moose cross the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Is it for real?, Moose and birds, What do moose eat?, Match the moose body part to its adaptation, Moose life cycle, Moose antlers, and Moose fun facts.