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Soar High, Dragonfly

Sheri M. Bestor (author) Jonny Lambert (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138452

2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Book Award, Long-list Dragonflies are some the world's most beautiful (and fascinating!) insects. And one many children can find right in their backyards! With a simple story, perfect for read-alouds, and colorful illustrations, this scientific look at a dragonfly's life-cycle will captivate little entomologists. Informative sidebars are included that let children learn even more about these amazing insects.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng

Sophia Gholz (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138421

Recipient of the 2019 Eureka! Honors Award Winner -Best of 2019 Kids Books - Most Inspiring Category As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

The First Men Who Went to the Moon

Rhonda Gowler Greene (author) Scott Brundage (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138360

2020 New York State Reading Association Charlotte Award Master List In 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued a challenge to the nation: land astronauts on the moon by the end of the decade. The Apollo program was designed by NASA to meet that challenge, and on July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from Kennedy Space Center carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin. Apollo 11's prime mission objective: "Perform a manned lunar landing and return." Four days after take-off, the Lunar Module "Eagle," carrying Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the Command Module "Columbia," and descended to the moon. Armstrong reported back to Houston's Command Center, "The Eagle has landed." America and the world watched in wonder and awe as a new chapter in space exploration opened. Through verse and informational text, author Rhonda Gowler Greene celebrates Apollo 11's historic moon landing.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth

Karlin Gray (author) Steliyana Doneva (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122925

Feeling quite ordinary, a plain gray moth sadly compares itself to its more exotic kin, such as the Luna Moth, the Spider Moth, and the Hummingbird Moth. And the little moth feels even worse when a young girl sees it and says "Eww!" But things change when her brother explains that this particular type of moth is his favorite kind of insect. Maybe an ordinary moth is really extraordinary after all. Back matter includes fascinating moth facts, along with a special activity.

Six Small Seeds

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846586

A simple story about six seeds and their journey from seeds to flowers. This story helps readers learn the words six, small, and seeds. 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.

His Brown Horse

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846548

A simple story about a boy's brown horse, where it lives, and things it does during the day. This story helps readers learn the words his, brown, and horse. 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.

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.

It Is Hot

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846555

A simple story about a hot day. This story helps readers learn the words it, is, and hot. 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.

Green Apples

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846531

A simple story about green apples, what they look like, and how they grow. This story helps readers learn the words green, and apples. 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.

Cold Water

Tora Stephenchel (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846524

A simple story about the importance of cold water and the things for which it can be used. This story helps readers learn the words cold, and water. 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.

Waiting for a Frog

Glenn Coats (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324885

A young boy notices the life in the forest as he waits for one special creature. Readers will enjoy predicting the final animal to make an appearance.

Sleepy Polar Bear

Monica Hiris (author) Jerry Harston (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324700

Repetitive text and rich illustrations will help readers build fluency and recognize action words as they take a trip around the zoo.

Jake's Toad House

Barbara Kanninen (author) Lisa Fields (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323949

Jake and his friends use what they know about toads to make the perfect toad house.

Jake's Bird Feeder

Barbara Kanninen (author) Kathy O'Malley (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323925

Jake and his friends make bird feeders at school, but their creations turn out to be more popular than they expected!

Snake Hunts for Lunch

Karen Hoenecke (author) Paul Drzewiecki (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324717

Will Snake find something tasty to sate his hunger? Simple text introduces readers to dialogue.

The Seagull and the Fish

Alan Trussell-Cullen (author) Ali Teo (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324618

While the seagull looks for a meal, the fish looks to avoid being a meal. Readers will enjoy watching the story unfold from two different perspectives.

Night Walk

Ann Prokopchak (author) Bruce Biddle (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324342

There's much to be discovered on a walk through the woods at night.

Ocean Soup: A Recipe for You, Me, and a Cleaner Sea

Meeg Pincus (author) Lucy Semple (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534179028

From the shore, the ocean looks like clear, sparkling blue but look closely at a small scoop and you'll find the ocean looks more like soup! Our oceans are filled with plastics, from water bottles and take-out containers to the teeny tiny plastic particles you need a microscope to see. But who exactly cooked up this stinky soup? And, more importantly, what is the recipe for getting (and keeping) our oceans clean? This bouncing, rhyming story pulls no punches about how we ended up in this sticky mess but also offers hope and help for cleaning up this ocean soup.

June Almeida, Virus Detective!: The Woman Who Discovered the First Human Coronavirus

Suzanne Slade (author) Elisa Paganelli (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178977

From an early age in Glasgow, Scotland, June Almeida loved learning about science and nature. A good student, she was especially interested in biology and won the top science prize at her school. Creative and observant, June noticed details that others often missed. She dreamed of attending university but economic hardships caused her to leave school at age 16. Still, June was determined to pursue her passion for science. She was hired by a local hospital to work in its lab, using a microscope to magnify and examine cells. Her work helped doctors treat patients. June later worked in labs in London and in Toronto. Her skill in using the electron microscope to examine cells and help identify viruses earned her promotion and respect in the science community. When June was 34 years old, she discovered the first human coronavirus. Her groundbreaking work continues to help researchers today in the fight against illnesses caused by viruses, including COVID-19.

Another Sneeze, Louise!

Cheryl A. Potts (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323086

Readers will follow Louise as she does her favorite things, and predict what is making her sneeze.

Spring Blossoms

Carole Gerber (author) Leslie Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607345756

Spring is in the air - and in the trees! Spring is here, and with the new season come trees full of life, color...and blossoms! From the creators of Leaf Jumpers and Winter Trees, Spring Blossoms introduces readers to a variety of different flowering trees. During a stroll through the forest, two children come across the small and white flowers on a crab apple tree, the rich, red buds on a red maple, and many more. Along the way, readers learn that some trees have both male and female flowers—each with a distinctive appearance. Back matter includes extended botanical facts and more information about trees and their life cycles.Told in lyrical rhymes with beautiful linoleum-cut illustrations, Spring Blossoms offers a unique blend of science, poetry, and art studies.

The Boo-Boos that Changed the World

Barry Wittenstein (author) Chris Hsu (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897457

Did you know Band-Aids were invented by accident?! And that they weren't mass-produced until the Boy Scouts gave their seal of approval? 1920s cotton buyer Earle Dickson worked for Johnson & Johnson and had a klutzy wife who often cut herself. The son of a doctor, Earle set out to create an easier way for her to bandage her injuries. Band-Aids were born, but Earle's bosses at the pharmaceutical giant weren't convinced, and it wasn't until the Boy Scouts of America tested Earle's prototype that this ubiquitous household staple was made available to the public. Soon Band-Aids were selling like hotcakes, and the rest is boo-boo history.

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?