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Lola Loves Stories

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344414

Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY. Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot...what will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola's adventures. LOLA LOVES STORIES celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.

Lola at the Library

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344391

Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.

Field Trip Fiasco

Julie Danneberg (author) Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347170

Sarah Jane Hartwell and her class are back. After the stress of her last attempt at taking her class on a field trip (seen in First Year Letters), Mrs. Hartwell has a plan for an upcoming trip to the zoo—a plan that includes a lot of rules. Her students prove that they can line up straight, walk quietly, and take plenty of notes, but everyone soon realizes that this field trip isn’t as much fun as they’d hoped. Mrs. Hartwell rethinks her plan and saves the day.

Lola Plants a Garden

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580896955

Readers who loved Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories, and Lola Reads to Leo are in for a backyard treat. After Lola reads a book of garden poems, she wants to plant some flowers. She gets books from the library and chooses her plants. Then Lola and her mommy buy the seeds, make the garden, and mark the rows. Now it's time to wait...

Dinosaur Is Hungry

Harriet Ziefert (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621168

What does the hungry dinosaur want to eat? A parrot, a pig, and a puppy all fear they’re on the menu. Little do they know, this dinosaur is an Apatosaurus—he only eats plants! Can a couple of kids help him find something to eat?

A Dozen Dogs

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621755

Count on big entertainment as kids discover dozens of ways to reach the number twelve—from six apple pies plus six peach pies to half a dozen acrobats with twelve legs in the air.

Grandma Is an Author

Melissa Conroy (author), Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050399

Rusty's Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer's block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves. Melissa Conroy's engaging story perfectly captures the frustrations and successes of the creative process and celebrate the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, as well as the imaginations of kids.

Shoes Need Feet, Feet Need Shoes

Harriet Ziefert (author) Larry Stevens (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621540

A bright and wildly colorful book with lots of clowns slipping, sliding, riding, and playing around. Delightful drawings bring the simple question-and-answer text to life, and every page offers plenty of amusement.

Dogsharks: Go! Go!

Robert Wurzburg (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621007

Dusty and ZuZu bring flowers to a party, and a group of bees come along, too! Then ZuZu flies up, zooms down, and moves all around.

Don't Call Me Fuzzybutt!

Robin Newman (author) Susan Batori (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534179004

Bear is tired. The weather is getting cool and he's ready for a nice long nap--he's got earmuffs and a brand-new door to keep out the noise, plus a pair of fluffy slippers. Meanwhile, real estate mogul Woodpecker finds his recent homes…missing. And he follows the trail of debris right to Bear's new front door. When he "tap tap taps" to talk to Bear about it, the two engage in a feisty exchange of name-calling and gossip with the rest of their forest neighbors. Can they patch it up--literally--before Bear loses too much sleep?

On My Mountain

François Aubineau (author) Jérôme Peyrat (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459822337

Both the shepherd and the wolf live on the mountain. They love their home and want to feel safe there. This book tells the same story, in identical words, from both the wolf’s perspective and that of the shepherd. Read the wolf’s story then flip it over and read the shepherd’s story and see the landscape that each of them sees. A good reminder of how humans should behave in the wild and on this earth that we share.

My 'g' Sound Box

Jane Belk Moncure (author) Rebecca Thornburgh (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503829053

Little g has an adventure with items beginning with her letter's sound, such as grapes, grass, goats, geese, and a gorilla in goggles. Additional features to aid comprehension include rebus icons for word recognition, a word list for review, activities for further learning, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Grandmother School

Rina Singh (author) Ellen Rooney (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459819061

Every morning, a young girl walks her grandmother to the Aajibaichi Shala, the school that was built for the grandmothers in her village to have a place to learn to read and write. The narrator beams with pride as she drops her grandmother off with the other aajis to practice the alphabet and learn simple arithmetic. A moving story about family, women and the power of education—when Aaji learns to spell her name you’ll want to dance along with her. Women in countless countries continue to endure the limitations of illiteracy. Unjust laws have suppressed the rights of girls and women and kept many from getting an education and equal standing in society. Based on a true story from the village of Phangane, India, this brilliantly illustrated book tells the story of the grandmothers who got to go to school for the first time in their lives.

A Is for Another Rabbit

Hannah Batsel (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541582200

A rabbit-obsessed narrator makes an owl increasingly irate by refusing to play by the rules of a conventional alphabet book. Every entry is about bunnies, from "delightful, dynamic, daredevil rabbits" to "xylophone rabbits and rabbits on drums!" Readers will pore over scenes of bunnies at the circus, in a tiny town, at the museum, even in a motorcycle gang. Author-illustrator Hannah Batsel takes readers on a delightful romp through the alphabet and keeps them laughing all the way to the ridiculously fun conclusion.

Flash and Gleam Light in Our World

Sue Fliess (author) Khoa Le (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781541581173

The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks—light is everywhere in our world! Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.

Two White Sheep

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846593

A simple story about two white sheep and what they do during the day. This story helps readers learn the words two, white, and sheep. Bright pictures provide visual cues to help the reader. Additional features include a word list, an introduction to the author, and a letter to caregivers and educators.

Me! Me! ABC

Harriet Ziefert (author)Ingri Von Bergen (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801231

A unique set of big-eyed, handmade, vinyl characters animate an action alphabet. Follow all seven characters in a variety of activities from A to Z. 

ABCs in the Forest

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Nathan Jarvis (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408912

Do you like to take a walk in nature? The forest is a great place to find all the letters of the alphabet. Be sure to look high and low!

ABCs on Skis

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Nathan Jarvis (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408868

It's a beautiful winter day to spend on skis. Can you find all the letters of the alphabet on the slippery slopes?

ABCs at the Beach

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Nathan Jarvis (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408813

Come along to the beach. How many letters of the alphabet can you find in the sand and sun? Remember your sunscreen!

ABCs at the Haunted House

Jennifer Marino Walters (author) Nathan Jarvis (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408769

Come along to the haunted house. Let's see how many letters of the alphabet we spot along the way. Beware of the cobwebs!

Duck, Duck, Goose

Wiley Blevins (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404198

Mimi is on a field trip to a farm. There are so many animals. Young readers help Mimi discover patterns as she encounters all the animals on the farm.

The Not-So-Right Day

Wiley Blevins (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404181

Milo likes to do things in the right order. His little brother Iggy has his own way of doing things. Young readers will see themselves in Milo or Iggy. And at the end of the day, either way is just fine.

Big Box of Shapes

Wiley Blevins (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404174

Triangles, circles, squares. To most of us, these are just simple shapes. But in the imaginations of Lulu and Max these shapes found in a box take on exciting new meanings. What will you see?

Colors All Around

Wiley Blevins (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404150

Coco loves colors. Help her explore the colors all around her world. Will your favorite color be among them? The charming text and warm illustrations encourage children to interact with the story as Coco discovers Colors All Around!