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The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship

Valeri Gorbachev (author), Valeri Gorbachev (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723765

A Ukrainian folktale about a young man who obtains a flying ship and sets off to win the hand of the Tsarevna --helped by six men with very unusual talents.

Bah! Humbug?

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723840

Margie's bossy older brother thinks that believing in Santa Claus is humbug--and he plans to prove it by trapping him. But in the end, he's not so sure.

Silas' Seven Grandparents

Anita Horrocks (author), Helen Flook (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690640

Silas is a small boy who finds a unique solution to keeping up with his seven adoring grandparents. Most of the time, Silas loves having seven grandparents. Each of them has something unique and valuable to offer. They take him to amusement parks, museums, dog shows and camping. When Silas' parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them. However, one Silas can't be with seven different grandparents at once. How can he choose one without hurting the others' feelings? But Silas comes up with an especially good idea that makes everyone feel included and happy.

Fred and Pete at the Beach

Cynthia Manuel (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691272

Fred is a near-sighted dog who worries all the time. He worries the most about what kind of trouble Pete is going to get them into next. Unlike Fred, Pete is a happy, impulsive dog who believes something wonderful waits around every corner. Fred and Pete live with their human, Ron. When the dogs misbehave, Ron leaves them at home for the day. So the dogs decide to find their own way to the beach. Pete is sure they can get to the beach by themselves, meet up with Ron and all will be forgiven. Full of misgivings, Fred hurries after Pete, if only to try to keep him out of trouble. Follow Fred and Pete on an adventure where they hitch rides in anything with wheels, and optimism prevails.

Seal Song

Andrea Spalding (author), Pascal Milelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692439

Finn loves to swim with the seals in a secret cove. He arrives at the cove one day and rescues a young seal tangled in netting. Finn wishes the seal could live on land. That night the seals sing. "No good comes from seal songs," says Finn's father. When Sheila, a mysterious girl no one has ever seen before, appears on the cannery docks, the fisher folk are uneasy. They believe the newcomer is a magical selkie, a shape changer.

Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe

Wallace Edwards (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801554

Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe, inspired by the familiar nursery rhyme The House That Jack Built, follows the course of one very unusual shoe as it travels through a fascinating, imaginative world to encounter an assortment of quirky characters. The imaginative text and cumulative story are sure to enthrall young readers, as will the detailed illustrations. Children and adults will delight in finding the whimsical objects and hidden meanings in the layered colorful artwork, reminiscent of Wallace Edwards's first book, Alphabeasts.

Pocket Rocks

Sheree Fitch (author), Helen Flook (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438153

No matter how hard he tries, Ian Goobie can't do the things that the other children in his class can do. Then he finds a rock, a rock that fits perfectly into his pocket, a rock that touches all his senses and whisks him away into a whole other world. From then on, as long as he has a rock in his pocket, Ian Goobie can begin to cope with his daily challenges. That is until he stuffs so many rocks in his pockets that his pants fall down right outside in the schoolyard.

The Twelve Days of Summer

Jan Andrews (author), Susan R. Jolliffe (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438191

Patterned on the popular carol, The Twelve Days of Summer takes readers on a joyous journey into summer, from the first discovery of three eggs in a sparrow's nest to the day when those eggs hatch. Readers will pore over the pictures, searching for that fifth bumblebee, that tenth crow, and for the thoughtfully chosen toy that turns up on each page: a parachute with the goatsbeard seeds, a fan with the ruffed grouse. This is a story to delight and engage children and adults alike.

Wellington's Rainy Day

Carolyn Beck (author), Brooke Kerrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692859

It's a rainy day. Wellington is down in the dumps and can't resist the smell of his master's freshly made meatloaf. While his master snoozes, Welly devours every last bite. After he hides the empty pan, he eats the contents of the garbage can too. Honey, a sneaky kitty and Wellington's archenemy, threatens to tell on him. Welly's tummy begins to churn and out comes everything he has gobbled down. What a mess! But in this lively, rhyming picturebook, things have a way of turning out better than expected for Welly, and just this once he escapes being blamed for the missing meatloaf.

Peek A Little Boo

Sheree Fitch (author), Laura Watson (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551435770

Who better to introduce babies to the alphabet than Sheree Fitch? In Peek-a-Little Boo twenty-six babies and toddlers from all over the world romp and revel in the twists and turns of language, real and imagined. The story is as multicultural as the alphabet will allow it to be. The pictures are big, bright and bold. And the language is guaranteed to appeal to babies' ears and grown ups' tongues.

Dragon Tide

Ingrid Lee (author), Meister Soizick (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551438016

A girl and a boy watch a stranger build a dragon in the sand. The dragon must wait for the night tide to set it free. But there is danger on the beach. As the sea crawls closer, other children come. They jump and play and the dragon begins to dissolve beneath their feet. The boy and the girl must keep the dragon safe until the sea can free him.

Great Lakes and Rugged Ground

Sarah N. Harvey (author), Kasia Charko (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554691067

Combining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, Great Lakes and Rugged Ground is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of more than four hundred years of Ontario's history. Each detail-rich illustration depicts a particular moment in the province's dynamic saga from first European contact, the War of 1812, the building of the railroad and the Rideau Canal, the early development of the industries that have made the province the backbone of the national economy, through the emergence of a unique Canadian cultural identity, the hardships of two World Wars and modern industrial development. Great Lakes and Rugged Ground will give young readers a vivid sense of Ontario's rich history.

Doors in the Air

David Weale (author), Perre Pratt (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692514

Doors in the Air is the story of a boy who is fascinated by doors. He marvels at how stepping through a doorway can take him from one world to another. He is especially enthralled by the doors of his imagination, which he refers to as "doors in the air." He delights in discovering that when he passes through these doors, he leaves behind all feelings of boredom, fear and unpleasantness. Doors in the Air is a lilting journey through house doors, dream doors and, best of all, doors in the air.

Witches

Cheryl Christian (author), Wish Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723833

Little witches abound in this rollicking, rhyming adventure that features all of the fun, fantasy, and treats--but none of the tricks--of a Halloween night to remember!

The Cats of Mrs. Calamari

John Stadler (author), John Stadler (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723888

A week of fun begins when Mrs. Calamari and her many cats move into a new apartment and the landlord--who has lost his glasses--declares "No cats are allowed!"

The Bremen Town Musicians

Brian Wildsmith (author), Brian Wildsmith (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724328

A retelling of the Grimm Brother's beloved tale about five animals who travel together to Bremen, and encounter an unexpected result along the way.

The Big Box

Suzanne I. Barchers (author), Mattia Cerato (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529185

The friends find a treasure that doesn't belong to them. Should they keep it? Or should they try to find the owner? Character concepts: Being responsible, being honest, working together

Fun in the Mud

Anna Prokos (author), Dave Clegg (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163021

Will Pig learn to share or will he hog all the mud to himself? Character concept: Fairness: Take turns and share.

Lying Around

Anna Prokos (author), Diane Greenseid (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163045

Will Leon get away with lying or will his friends discover the truth? Character concept: Trustworthiness: Be honest.

Squid and Pickles

Jeff Dinardo (author), John Abbott Nez (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163069

Helen and Ethan have a big surprise planned for Roy. Will he learn that manners matter? Character concept: Respect: Use good manners.

The Magic Words

Anna Prokos (author), Hector Borlasca (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163076

Old Scruff is having it rough until two sly cats teach him new tricks. Character concept: Respect: Say please and thank you.

Space Cat

Jeff Dinardo (author), Ken Bowser (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163083

When Dog is down on Cat's plans, will Cat give up or keep after her dream? Character concept: Responsibility: Never give up.

Miss Moo Goes to the Beach

Jeff Dinardo (author), Dave Clegg (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163090

Will a trip to the beach be a blast or a bummer when Miss Moo brings all the wrong things? Character concept: Responsibility: Think before you act.

Helping Hands

Anna Prokos (author), Nathan Jarvis (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163106

Ocho is the best at helping others. But who will help him when he needs it? Character concept: Caring: Be kind.

The Clean Team

Anna Prokos (author), Debbie Palen (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163137

Will Neat Nick have to clean up the streets all by himself or will Sloppy Joe learn to change his ways? Character concept: Citizenship: Protect the environment.