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Monet Paints a Day

Julie Danneberg (author) Caitlin Heimerl (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344544

In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, MONET PAINTS A DAY introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.

Our Texas

Jackie Mims Hopkins (author) Craig J. Spearing (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607341888

Take a tour of the Lone Star State. From King Ranch to the Alamo on through the capital city of Austin, explore historical sites, learn about the people who helped Texas develop, and discover the natural beauty of this dynamic state.Revised and re-illustrated, OUR TEXAS (originally TUMBLEWEED TOM ON THE TEXAS TRAIL) takes readers on a tour of the cities and wilderness of this larger-than-life state.

Breaking News: Alien Alert

David Biedrzycki (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580898041

Bears in space! The bears from Breaking News: Bear Alert and Bears to the Rescue are back, and this time they're extraterrestrial. When a UFO beams up Baby Bear and abducts the family, the human world goes crazy. Hilarity and chaos ensue as scouts, scientists, street vendors, and the mayor try to put their own spin on the story. Intrepid but bumbling reporter Chad Newsworthy covers it all, searching for the truth: Why did aliens snatch up these animals? (Hint: It's someone special's birthday!)

Breaking News: Bears to the Rescue

David Biedrzycki (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348245

A missing cub, a carnival, and a gang of cat burglars…hold on to your hats! Best-selling author David Biedrzycki brings back the hilarious bears from Breaking News: Bear Alert, but now they have sleepy bear cub in tow. When the cub goes missing Mama and Papa Bear go on the hunt. Their search takes them to the town carnival where the whole family rides the Ferris wheel, rocks the rollercoaster, and inadvertently foils another dastardly plot by the persistent cat burglars from Bear Alert. Covering the story is intrepid — but bumbling — reporter Chad Newsworthy and the rest of the crew at Channel 3 News.

Can I Bring Saber to New York City, Ms. Mayor?

Lois G. Grambling (author) Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346395

Will a young boy convince the mayor of New York City to let him bring his friend—a saber-toothed cat—to the Big Apple? An imaginative narrative brings readers to iconic New York landmarks, as Saber shows Ms. Mayor just how helpful a feline friend can be. A humorous follow-up to Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder? and Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

Can I Bring Woolly to the Library, Ms. Reeder?

Lois G. Grambling (author) Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607340744

Once upon a time there was a boy who presented a well-thought out proposal for his teacher, Ms. Johnson, convincing her that bringing a pterodactyl to school would be a good idea. The boy is back, and this time he has several reasons why bringing a woolly mammoth to the library would be advantageous to the librarian, Ms. Reeder, and the library’s patrons.

Esquivel!

Susan Wood (author) Duncan Tonatiuh (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607348269

Juan Garcia Esquivel was born in Mexico and grew up to the sounds of mariachi bands. He loved music and became a musical explorer. Defying convention, he created music that made people laugh and planted images in their minds. Juan’s space-age lounge music - popular in the fifties and sixties - has found a new generation of listeners. And Duncan Tonatiuh’s fresh and quirky illustrations bring Esquivel’s spirit to life.

Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit

Todd H. Doodler (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609052034

Honey Bear is having a summertime birthday party at the beach. After her friends choose the perfect birthday presents - a blue swimsuit and beach-y accessories - they head to the shore for volleyball, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, birthday cake! Young readers will enjoy best-selling author/illustrator Todd Goldman's signature style and familiar characters, this time in a summer setting. Bear in Blue Bathing Suit is a perfect addition to Bear in Underwear, Bear in Pink Underwear, and Bear in Long Underwear.

Summer Fruits

Constance Newman (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428053

It’s a hot summer day. The children want to eat fruit that matches their favorite color. What fruit will each child choose? Paired to the nonfiction title Need It or Want It.

Our Snowy Day

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428497

The boy and girl want to play in the snow. But, they can’t decide what to do. Will they be able to find something they both enjoy? Paired to the nonfiction title Where We Live.

¿Qué puedo hacer?

 Carolyn Kisloski (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781641561402

Usar formas es divertido. Puedo hacer un muñeco de nieve redondo usando círculos, un árbol de Navidad puntiagudo usando triángulos y regalos usando cuadrados. ¡Mira mi tarjeta de Navidad!

So Many Classes

Robin Wells (author) Marcin Piwowarski (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428251

See all the different classes. Sing with the students. How about counting from 1 to 10? Learning is so much fun. Paired to the nonfiction title Animals That Sing.

Where is My Eraser?

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Marcin Piwowarski (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428145

The boy has lost his eraser. He has to look all around the classroom for it. Can you help him find his eraser? Paired to the nonfiction title Peek Inside a Pencil.

Bad Rex!

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Chiara Fiorentino (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428343

Brody needs to rake the leaves but Rex keeps making a mess. Will Rex learn to stop or will Brody have to rake forever? Paired to the nonfiction title Leaves Fall.

My Favorite Sport

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428206

Oscar and Olivia are watching the Olympics. Find out what each country’s flag looks like and what sport each country is good at. Paired to the nonfiction title Join a Team.

Building a Snowman

 Carolyn Kisloski (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428367

How do you build a snowman? With some snow for a body and objects for a face, arms, and clothes. Paired to the nonfiction title What Is Snow?.

Growing Up

Abby Walters (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428510

Look at me. I have grown a lot. Now I can do almost everything by myself. But one thing still I can’t do alone. Can you guess what it is? Paired to the nonfiction title Your Growing Body.

What Can I Make?

 Carolyn Kisloski (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428107

Let’s make a Christmas card. I can make a round snowman, a pointy Christmas tree, and square Christmas presents. Here is my Christmas card. Paired to the nonfiction title Shapes in Nature.

Not Yet!

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Isabella Grott (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428183

What rules must you follow at the pool? Find out with Tina as she waits to be able to swim in the pool. Paired to the nonfiction title Who Makes Rules.

Sarah's Day at Kindergarten

Robin Wells (author) Isabella Grott (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428275

Sarah and Jimmy are partners. They do many things together. At the art class, they draw their best friends. Who is Jimmy drawing and who is Sarah’s best friend? Paired to the nonfiction title What Do Friends Do?.

Kindergarten Seasons

 Carolyn Kisloski (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428381

The students are making an album for their teacher. Look at all the exciting things they did in spring, summer, fall and winter. Paired to the nonfiction title What is a Season?.

Cleaning Day

Constance Newman (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428039

Time to clean the house. All the family has jobs to do. However, Max the dog keeps making things dirty again. Will they ever finish cleaning? Paired to the nonfiction title Be a Helper.

Hide and Seek

 Carolyn Kisloski (author) Nina de Polonia (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428022

Time to play hide and seek in the playground. Find somewhere to hide before the count hits 10. Where is the best place to hide? Paired to the nonfiction title Favorite Games.

How Do We Get to the Moon?

Robert Rosen, Jin Lee (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428374

Barry and Terry are making a rocket. How will they make their rocket? And will they get to the moon? Paired to the nonfiction title Our Moon.

Where is Santa?

Robin Wells (author) Srimalie Bassani (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781683428237

It’s Christmas Eve. Jack and Jill wait for Santa. They can hear a noise. Is it Santa? Where is Santa? Paired to the nonfiction title What is a Holiday?.