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Today, Maybe

Dominique Demers (author), Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694013

Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

The Fossil Hunters

Marilyn Helmer (author), Dermot Walshe (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691920

Shelley arrives at her aunt and uncle's cottage on Grey Rocks Lake and is excited to see her cousin Kyle. Her excitement quickly turns to disappointed when she discovers Kyle's friend Marcus is staying at the cottage too. Shelley feels left out of the boys' games. Then the fossil she found at the beach goes missing, and she thinks Marcus took it. But when Topper, Kyle's dog, loses her ball, Shelley and Marcus are given an opportunity to become friends.

A Frog in my Throat

Frieda Wishinsky (author), Louise-Andrée Laliberté (Illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436340

Kate and Jake have always been best friends; always, that is, until Jake's cousin, Lionel, moves nearby and Jake starts spending time with him instead. Kate struggles with his abandonment and her own loneliness as she seeks new friends that share her likes and dislikes. And, perhaps there is a place in her life for her old best friend after all.

To Have a Dog

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950130

Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.

The Birthday Girl

Jean Little (author), June Lawrason (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437590

Nell makes two wishes on her birthday, but the next day they show little sign of coming true. Everyone in her household is busy and wants her out from underfoot and no one is willing to help her find her lost cat. In the end she finds more than a cat and she makes her own wishes come true with the help of a row of tall, bright, smiling sunflowers.

A Bee in Your Ear

Frieda Wishinsky (author), Louise-Andrée Laliberté (Illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437576

Kate is determined to win her spelling club's spelling bee, but the competition is fierce. She can almost put up with Violet's relentless claims of superior spelling ability, but when Kate and Jake begin to fight with each other, Kate is miserable. She wants to win the contest, but she doesn't want to lose her best friend.

Bursunsul and Paskualina

Olesya Tavadze (author), Evgueni Ivanov (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854894

Big black Bursunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ?

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine (Arabic)

Laura Liliom (Author), Lilit Vagharshyan (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601953100

Her best friend has moved far away to another country. She is still her best friend. They call, write letters, think about each other, remember each other's favorite food and plan one day to visit.

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine (Polish)

Laura Liliom (Author), Lilit Vagharshyan (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601951076

Her really good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.

The Doll That Flew Away (Polish)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author), Enkhtungalag Myagmardorj (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950987

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will Bat be returned to Zulaa and will the importance of friendship be learned?

The Doll That Flew Away (Arabic)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950925

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will she return Bat to Zulaa and learn the importance of friendship?

Oranges for Everybody (Arabic)

Daiga Zake (Author), Elena Stojanova (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601953063

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist-until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

Oranges for Everyone (Polish)

Daiga Zake (Author), Elena Stojanova (Illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601951045

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

Tener un perro

Ivona Brezinova (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950246

Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Father-but one day, when a couple comes to adopt him-he decides to keep an open mind. . . .

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine (French)

Laura Liliom (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950390

Her really good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.

Oranges for Everybody (French)

Daiga Zake (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950383

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist - until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

The Doll That Flew Away (French)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950437

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will Bat be returned to Zulaa and will the importance of friendship be learned?

Naranjas para todos

Daiga Zake (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950765

Cuando la madre de Jimmy trae a casa una bolsa con cinco hermosas naranjas, él se las quiere quedar todas. Pero el instinto de compartir con su familia y amigos es demasiado fuerte como para resistirlo- ¡hasta que no le quedan más naranjas! Este día, Jimmy aprenderá un montón acerca del don de la generosidad.

La muñeca que voló

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950727

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will Bat be returned to Zulaa and will the importance of friendship be learned?

The Doll That Flew Away (Russian)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950819

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will Bat be returned to Zulaa and will the importance of friendship be learned?

Oranges for Everybody (Slovak)

Daiga Zake (author), Elena Stojanova (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950505

When Jimmy's mother brings home a bag of five beautiful oranges, he wants to keep them all for himself. But his instinct to share with his family and friends is too strong to resist-until he has no oranges left at all! This day, Jimmy will learn a lot about the gift of generosity.

Bursunsul y Paskualina (Spanish)

Olesya Tavadze (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854948

Big black Busunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them . . . ?

The Doll That Flew Away (Albanian)

Kh. Batkhuu (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950406

Zulaa is her best friend. Everyday after kindergarten she plays with Zulaa and her wonderful collection of dolls. Her favorite doll is named Bat and one day she brings Bat home with her and wants to keep it. But Zulaa is sad and misses Bat terribly. Will she return Bat to Zulaa and learn the importance of friendship?

You Are a Really Good Friend of Mine (Slovak)

Laura Liliom (author), Lilit Vagharshyan (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950499

Her really good friend has moved far away to another country. What to do now? How can they stay friends without seeing each other? They learn that there is friendship in thinking about each other, in writing to each other, in remembering each others' favorite things, but most of all: it is in the heart.

Bursunsul and Paskualina (French)

Olesya Tavadze (Author)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854900

Big black Busunsul and little white Paskualina are the best of friends. They are both very unusual dogs and they live happily in a house together. They love to play the same games and to hike in the forest. They even sleep in the same room, sometimes cuddling up together when it's very cold. But what happens when a big, beautiful succulent bone comes between them?