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First Grade Takes a Test

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723826

The children in the first grade must take a test and they are worried. When the results come back, some children feel bad. Their gentle, understading teacher assures the children that a test doesn't tell any of the important things about them--if they are creative, kind, or are a good friend.

When Someone is Afraid?

Valeri Gorbachev (author), Kostya Gorbachev (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724199

Using animal behavior as an example, this book proves that everyone is afraid sometimes.

Cyril the Mandrill

Francesca Greco (author), Francesca Greco (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723895

Cyril is shunned by other animals in the zoo because he looks so different from them. However, when winter comes Cyril's colors and stories remind them of the beauty of the natural world and that spring will soon return.

A Garden for a Groundhog

Lorna Balian (author), Lorna Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723062

Every year Groundhog gets to eat most of the O'Leary's garden. They decide to plant a garden just for him in the hope that he will be satisfied. But Groundhog has other ideas!

Leprechauns Never Lie

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723994

Ninny Nanny and Gram decide to catch a leprechaun and use his pot of gold to solve their problems. But finding the fortune is a lot of work! Told in a sweet lilting Irish brogue.

My Big Brother

Mary Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723154

The narrator of this story idolizes his older brother. But when big brother leaves for the army, the narrator tries his best to fill big brother's shoes for his younger brother.

Sweet Touch, The

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724106

A modern day version of King Midas' Touch. When the gumball machine delivers a ring instead of bubble gum, Peggy can't hide her disappointment. After turning the ring round and round on her finger, a genie appears and grants her one wish for the "sweet touch."

Termites on a Stick

Michele Coxon (author), Michele Coxon (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723222

After observing his mother use a stick to fish for termites in an anthill, a young chimpanzee learns how to do the same.

In the Dark Cave

Richard Watson (author), Dean Norman (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723086

A cricket, a rat, and a bat live happily in a dark cave. Each one has a unique way of navigating without light, but one day, an explorer enters the cave and brings light. Written in rhyme, this is a good beginner reader.

Hunter and His Dog

Brian Wildsmith (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723741

A hunter has trained his dog to retrieve sticks; so that when he goes hunting the dog will retrieve the ducks he shoots. The tenderhearted dog brings the hunter sticks and carries the wounded birds to a safe haven to recuperate. When the hunter discovers what his dog is doing he changes his ways and helps his dog nurse the birds and releases them when they are well.

Professor Noah's Spaceship

Brian Wildsmith (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723185

Inspired by the need for environmental protection, Brian Wildsmith explores what would happen if Professor Noah were able to build a spaceship to remove animals from their endangered habitats and find them pristine forest homes.

Brothers and Sisters

Laura Dwight (author)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723871

At least one sibling in each family shown in this book has a disability. And like all siblings they play, squablle, and work together to solve their differences.

Pinwheel Days

Ellen Tarlow (author), Gretel Parker (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723178

Four easy-to-read stories in one book featuring Pinwheel, the donkey, and many of his friends will engage beginning readers from cover to cover.

Socksnatchers, The

Lorna Balian (author), Lorna Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724076

The Socksnatcher family is secretly living in the Perkins family's cellar. They rely upon the Perkin's smelly socks to add flavor to their soup. But the cat has discovered their secret hiding place!

Tough Jim

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724151

Jim's "Strongest Man in the World!" costume gives him the confidence he needs to stand up to a third-grade bully and save the day.

A Donkey Reads

Muriel Mandell (author), André Letria (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723789

A fanciful adaptation of a Turkish folktale that tells the story of a poor villager, a donkey, and a wise man whose clever plan outwits a tyrannical Mongol ruler.

Amazing Animal Alphabet

Brian Wildsmith (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723031

From A to Z--from alligator to zebra--young readers will learn the alphabet while they learn the names and a few facts about the animals.

Jim's Dog Muffin

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723093

When Jim returns to school after his dog, Muffins, has died, his friends try to comfort him, but Jim wants to be left alone. His classmates are hurt by his rejection, but their teacher explains that Jim needs time to himself. An excellent book for a child who has lost a pet.

Layla's Head Scarf

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723109

After wondering about the new girl's hijab, the class learns just how much they all have in common.

Bee My Valentine

Miriam Cohen (author), Ronald Himler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723864

Although the children are told to send a card to everyone in their class, George gets fewer cards than everyone else. But his classmates quickly rally round and successfully cheer him up.