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Fun in the Sun

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825765

A child has fun running and eating a cinnamon bun in the warm sun. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'un' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Kit's Banana Split

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825772

Join Kit as she goes through the steps of making a banana split. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'it' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

My Big Wig

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825789

A child must chase a windblown wig that eventually lands on a pig. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ig' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ned, Ted, and the Red Shed

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825796

Friends Ned and Ted paint a shed red and put things inside. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ed' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Sharing Jam and Ham

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825802

A boy, a ram, and a clam have a silly adventure together. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'am' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Best Log in the Bog

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825819

A frog requires the help of a dog to find a favorite log in a dense fog. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'og' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Blob on Bob

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825826

Bob is a bit of a slob. His friend Rob comes to the rescue to scrub away a stubborn blob from Bob's shirt. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ob' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

A Cookie for Santa

Stephanie Shaw (author), Bruno Robert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627537742

In this clever twist on the Night Before Christmas story, a gingerbread boy cookie is carefully crafted and placed on a plate. He was made special to serve as Santa's nighttime snack, a homemade thank-you for all the presents he will deliver. The cookie wonders if he is brave enough to face up to his holiday duty. But instead of spending the evening contemplating his fate, the gingerbread boy finds himself facing two rambunctious puppies experiencing their very first Christmas. Their mischief includes a tug-of-war with presents, leaving a big mess. And it's up to the gingerbread boy to save the dayand Christmas!

Lazy Days of Summer

Judy Young (author), Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536400

From earliest times, the concept of "play" has been part of the human experience. And while some pastimes have gone in and out of favor over the years, some never change or lack for enthusiasts. Using poetry and prose, Judy Young relives many of the familiar games of childhood and invites young readers to join along as she plays Kick the Can, Monkey in the Middle, and Double Dutch jump rope. "The rope starts to turn and I jump with my feet As I sing out a song with the same rhythmic beat, Turn around, touch the ground, first jump slowly, then fast; How many more jumps do you think I will last?" Colorful artwork reinforces the underlying message of the importance of physical play in today's techno-driven world. In Lazy Days of Summer even "older" children will recall the welcome tang of lemonade after a rugged game of tag.Lazy Days of Summer is Judy Young's third book with Sleeping Bear Press. She also wrote the playful and popular Ris for Rhyme: A Poetry Alphabet, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Judy teaches poetry writing workshops for children and educators, and lives near Springfield, Missouri. Kathy O'Malley graduated from Chicago's Columbia College and has illustrated more than 30 children's books. Her artwork can also be found on greeting cards, limited-edition collectibles, and other decorative products. Kathy lives in Glenview, Illinois.

Manners with Technology

Bridget Heos (author) Katya Longhi (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538479

A young monster who takes her sister’s tablet computer without asking gets a lesson in online etiquette and appropriate use of electronics.

Metal Man

Aaron Reynolds (author), Paul Hoppe (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891516

Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.

Numbers & Counting Collection

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author)Dorothy Stott, Laura Ferrar-Close, Roberta Collier-Morales (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228532

Young children will learn numbers, counting and early math skills with the friendly ducks, mischievous skunks, sleepy bears and other fun characters. Counting from 1-10 is easy with this delightfully-illustrated book. Stories include: “How Many Ducks?,” “Five Little Skunks,” “This Old Man,” and “Ten In The Bed.” This Numbers & Counting Collection is perfect to reinforce early math skills. Rhyming text, repetitive lyrics and simple sentences will also reinforce early literacy skills. Titles in the Favorite Collection Series includes: Alphabet, Numbers & Counting, Farm Animals, Nursery Rhymes, Bedtime Songs, Bible Stories, The Early Reader Bible Stories Collection, My First New Testament Bible Stories and My First Old Testament Bible Stories.

The Fox and the Crow

Diane Marwood, Barbara Nascimbeni (authors)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180452

Crow has some food and clever Fox wants it! Can Fox make Crow drop the food?

Moose's Loose Tooth

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740321

Everyone has a suggestion for poor moose whose tooth is loose.

How Things Work in the House

Campbell Ernst (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051891

Lisa Campbell Ernst fastened onto the inspiring notion that "amazingness is going on around us every nanosecond of the day" and invites kids to marvel at things as close to home as - their own house! Learn about thermal heat and how there once was a Bureau of Missing Socks, the non-pig origins of piggy banks, and why dirt and oil are no match for soap. Discover the nifty amazingness all around us, and especially right where we live.

In Arctic Waters

Laura Crawford (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180142

This arctic adaptation of "This is the House that Jack Built" follows polar bears, walruses, seals, narwhals and beluga whales as they chase each other around "the ice that floats in the Arctic waters." Not only is the rhythmic, cumulative prose good for early readers; it is a pure delight to read aloud. The "For Creative Minds" section helps children learn how these animals live in the cold, icy arctic region.

Sammy's Hamburger Caper

Kathleen Urmston, Craig Urmston (authors), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740352

Part of the popular Sammy series, Sammy does what any self-respecting dog does when he smells the mouth-watering aroma of hamburger. Will his escapade land him in the doghouse or at the vet's.

Bedtime Battles

J. Jean Robertson (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367194

It is Aidan's bedtime, but he finds many reasons not to go to bed.

Humpty Dumpty

Rourke Educational (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781621694243

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

The Jungle In My Yard

Joann Cleland (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781612367248

When the boy goes out into his backyard, he pretends it is a jungle.

Manners at the Store

Bridget Heos (author) Katya Longhi (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607539018

A young monster with no manners goes grocery shopping with his dad and older brother, who teaches him how to have good manners at the supermarket.

My Brain

Annette Bay Pimentel (author) Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538530

Ava teaches her younger brother Noah that the brain is like a computer, controlling the body through the spinal cord and the nerves.

My Heart

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author) Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538547

After getting their heart rates up while on a bike ride, a boy named Rico teaches his younger sister Rosa about the heart.

My Lungs

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author) Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538554

A girl named Jasmine teaches a younger student at her school everything she has learned about lungs and the respiratory system while researching them for her booth at her school’s Science Fair.

My Muscles

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author) Teresa Alberini (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607538561

A boy named Lucas has injured his calf muscle in PE class. Lucas and his classmate Mia discuss the body’s muscles.