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My Teacher Likes to Say

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author), Jane Monroe Donovan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627531382

From the same team that brought you My Momma Likes to Say comes this delightful interpretation of maxims, idioms, proverbs, and clichs many students remember hearing on a regular basis in the classroom. From "Do you have ants in your pants?" to "Stick together!" and "Great minds think alike," readers will be intrigued by the history of these adages, told in poetry form as well as expository text, and amused by the witty illustrations, depicting these sayings as a child might imagine them. Growing up with six sisters and one brother, there has never been a dull moment in Denise Brennan-Nelson's life. She continues to keep the pace lively as a motivational speaker, children's author, and mother. She is the author of My Momma Likes to Say and Buzzy the Bumblebee, also from Sleeping Bear Press. Denise lives with her family in Howell, Michigan. Jane Monroe Donovan's parents encouraged her to follow her heart and it led to her love of sketching and painting. In addition to My Teacher Likes to Say, Jane also illustrated Sunny Numbers: A Florida Counting Book and My Momma Likes to Say. She is currently working on a Christmas title for Sleeping Bear Press. Jane lives with her family in Pinckney, Michigan.

Meme's First Day At School

Janie Reinart (author) Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332393

When Mama tells Meme it’s her first day of school, she is not sure she will like it. But after meeting Mr. Fuzzo, her furry teacher, Meme has a great day. She learns where she can skip and run, where she can yodel and sing, where she can play and explore, where she can draw and paint, where she can wash and clean, where she can crunch and munch, and then it’s time to go home! What a fun day Meme, the furry little monster, has at school. When Meme tells her Mama that she likes school, her Mama is not surprised at all. Fun, repetitive text will encourage listening and early literacy skills important for young readers.

Picture Perfect Vacation

Joanna Jarc Robinson (author) Leslie Breen Withrow (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332409

Vacations are so much fun! Follow along as a young boy takes pictures as he travels to his aunt Roxie’s cottage at the lake. How will they get there? What will they see along the way? Who will be there when they arrive? What will they do during the day and at night? Parents and kids alike will be dreaming and planning for their next vacation!

The Boy Who Wouldn't Eat Breakfast

Eugene Bradley Coco (author) Ann Iosa (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781625818720

Saturday morning at the farm is a busy, noisy place! Once Robby the Rooster wakes up and loudly exclaims “Cock-A-Doodle-Doo,” Zach is up and ready to play. When Zach runs into the kitchen to eat breakfast, he decides he doesn’t have time for this important meal. So off Zach runs to see Horace the Horse. But Horace can’t play with Zach because he is busy eating his breakfast of hay. Find out what happens when Zach finds Clara the Cow and Cori the Chicken.

At the Beach

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (authors) Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640335172

Black and white art and bursts of color will capture baby’s attention with simple pictures that encourage learning. Words include: pail, shovel, starfish, sea shells, crab, sandcastles, beach ball, sea gull, and sunglasses. “At The Beach” is a perfect introduction for babies and toddlers to learn the sounds of things associated with the beach, and encourage early literacy and a love for reading!

The Grocery Jungle

Alissa McGough Jo (author) Leslie Breen Withrow (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640332386

A trip to the grocery store has never been more fun! When a young boy heads to the grocery store with his mom, he is surprised at what he discovers. Bold, captivating illustrations and fun sound effects will keep kids entertained as they listen to “The Grocery Jungle.” From flamingos in the freezer to an “ele” in the deli, each aisle becomes a magical journey of imagination and creativity. Silly sentences with rhyming text will encourage listening and early literacy skills important for young readers.

Dangerous Catch! Deep Sea Fishers

Katelyn Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433383618

Through bright images, charts and graphs, and informational text, this nonfiction title provides readers with enlightening facts about what it takes to work in this exciting and unique profession. Featuring a glossary of terms, an index, a list of helpful websites, and an interview with a real-life deep sea fisher, children will be engaged from cover to cover!

Taj Mahal

Elizabeth Raum (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536857

Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.

India

A.M. Buckley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878213

Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

History’s Lost Treasures

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357083

Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Forgotten Events

Rachel Bailey (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357090

Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Deserted Cities and Places

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357076

Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

History’s Secret Groups

Tammy Gagne (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632357106

Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.

12 Epic Urban Adventures

Samantha S. Bell (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356864

Presents 12 of the most epic urban adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of bungee jumping from the Macau Tower in China, climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia, ziplining in Panama City, Panama, and more.

Explore Canada: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356697

Highlights 12 facts about Canada including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Iran: 12 Key Facts

Danielle Sovereign (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356734

Highlights 12 facts about Iran including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Greece: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356727

Highlights 12 facts about Greece including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Nigeria: 12 Key Facts

Rosie Nanz (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356758

Highlights 12 facts about Nigeria including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Mexico: 12 Key Facts

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356741

Highlights 12 facts about Mexico including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Russia: 12 Key Facts

Alicia Klepeis (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356772

Highlights 12 facts about Russia including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore the United Kingdom: 12 Key Facts

Patricia Hutchison (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356789

Highlights 12 facts about United Kingdom including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore Cuba: 12 Key Facts

Peggy Snow (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356710

Highlights 12 facts about Cuba including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

12 Epic Archaeological Adventures

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356802

Presents 12 of the most epic archaeological adventures around the globe. Readers will take an armchair tour of The Terracotta Army, King Tut's Tomb, Stonehenge, Moai of Easter Island, and more.

Explore North Korea: 12 Key Facts

Molly Raben (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356765

Highlights 12 facts about North Korea including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.

Explore China: 12 Key Facts

Marne Ventura (author)

Publisher: Bookstaves ISBN: 9781632356703

Highlights 12 facts about China including its history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, current events, what makes it unique, and more. Great for research, this book will foster a sense of curiousity and discovery in young readers as they take in the colorful spreads and read the engaging text with interesting sidebars.