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Always Be Kind

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846500

A simple story about being kind. This story helps readers learn the words always, be, and kind. 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.

All Night Long

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846494

A simple story about nighttime things, such as twinkling stars, hooting owls, and flying bats. This story helps readers learn the words all, night, and long. 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.

On Our Nature Walk

Jillian Roberts (author) Jane Heinrichs (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459821019

This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the important topic of the environment. Crafted around a conversation between a grade-school-aged child and an adult, this inquiry-focused book using age-appropriate language and tone will help children shape their understanding of the natural world and how they participate in protecting it. Dr. Roberts starts the discussion with the types of pollution and trash that children might notice on a nature walk or a trip to the beach, how they are caused and how to work to improve things in their own lives and communities. The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural, social and environmental issues they may encounter outside their homes, in an accessible way. Sidebars offer further reading for older children or care providers who have bigger questions. For younger children just starting to make these observations, the simple question-and-answer format of  the main text will provide a foundation of knowledge on the subject matter. This is the newest title in The World Around Us series, following books that address poverty, tragedy, prejudice, online awareness and body safety and body image.

Seashell

Amy Sky Koster (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640004078

Shells come in so many beautiful patterns, shapes, and textures, but they can have surprising uses!

Knowing the Name of a Bird

Jane Yolen (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003231

This inquisitive, ornithological ode celebrates a love of birds—no matter what we call them and why.

Lights Out

Marsha Diane Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002272

In a world marred by light pollution, this quest for true darkness is a clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all may see.

A Girl Like You

Frank Murphy, Carla Murphy (authors) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167421

Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this books reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.

All Aboard!

Emily Humphrey (author) Patrick Corrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321730

Delightful illustrations and descriptive language bring this story of a first train ride to life.

The Magic Boat

Kit Pearson (author) Katherine Farris (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814332

Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, going high in the air, deep below the ocean and everywhere in between in their little blue boat, their magic boat. When Piper has to leave, Ellie discovers she has her own vivid imagination.

Spooky Soup

Taylor Farley (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825271

Help Witchella remember the creepy, gross, wriggling ingredients she uses for her Spooky Soup. Each ingredient is more disgusting than the next, but put them altogether and you have a really fun song—and not so tasty soup.

Haunted Mansions: A Terribly Creepy Tale

Craig Lopetz (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781950825257

If you like haunted things then this rhyming fiction storybook about haunted mansions will give you chills. Great for beginning readers who may require some reading support and of course, a hand to hold.

Captain Blarny: The Pirates' Battle for Bedtime

Sebastian Smith (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781952398049

An epic adventure that takes each child through a rhyming trip across the sea. The goal - to finally get some sleep.

Letters from My Tooth Fairy

Brooke Hecker (author) Deborah Melmon (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167391

Natalie and her devoted tooth fairy exchange letters, asking and answering questions about some of childhood's most important moments. From the loss of her first tooth as a first grader to losing her last two baby teeth as a confident eleven-year-old, Natalie's early milestones, including bad school pictures and best friend troubles, are lovingly told through this epistolary relationship. Readers of all ages--those with baby teeth and those years beyond--will cheer for Natalie as she experiences the highs and lows of this time of life. Energetic, colorful artwork perfectly captures the magic of this toothsome tale, making us all wish for our very own tooth fairy.

The Sun is a Peach

Sara Cassidy (author) Josée Bisaillon (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459818682

A young child walks along a country road into town where there’s a parade on. The experiences of the day, and the child’s eventual homecoming and bedtime, are chronicled and compared to the sun. The sun takes the form of the yolk of an egg, a spool of thread, the eye of a bird, an ice-cream cone and a dandelion. Each round, yellow item on the page hints at the big golden ball in the sky. Stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon capture how imagination shapes the environment around us. This simple board book shows children that the way they see the world—by heart, mind and imagination—is just right. Revelling in metaphor, The Sun is a Peach encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

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.

What's Missing?

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) Jenny Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324984

A boy and his sister prepare a midday snack. Readers will enjoy predicting the next element that goes on the table.

Trouble!

Pauline Cartwright (author) Karactaz (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324861

What happens when a curious puppy is left alone in the house? Trouble! Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.

Traffic Jam

Leslie Harper (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324847

There are some good reasons to learn to be patient. Simple text will help readers build fluency.

Stuck in the Muck

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) Karen Maizel (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324755

When Squirrel's car gets stuck, he turns to friends for help. Will he ever get out of the muck?

Peacock Gets a Job

Feana Tu'Akoi (author) Rieko Woodford-Robinson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324410

Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?

Nick Goes Fishing

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324328

The whole family pitches in when Nick, the youngest, wants to catch a fish on his own.

Mrs. Cook's Hats

Jan Mader (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324212

Rhyming text, counting, and color words make this a good beginning book.

The King's New Crown

Patty Haley (author) Rieko Woodford-Robinson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323994

The best crown makers offer a variety of new designs. Which will the King like best?

I'm Hungry

Pamela Fitros (author) K.J. Torda (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323864

Readers will practice high-frequency words as the character prepares a popular snack.

I See Monkeys

Deborah Williams (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323833

Introduce number words as children giggle over mischievous monkeys.