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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.

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.

Virginia Was a Spy

Catherine Urdahl (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003194

Inspired by the life of World War II spy Virginia Hall, this biographical tale highlights her many facets and adventurous spirit.

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.

Crow Said No

Angela B. Haight (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323451

Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.

Zamboni's Goal

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325073

Zamboni's curiosity gets the best of him and he finds himself in the middle of a hockey game!

Zamboni's Bath

Vicki Scott Burns (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325066

Billy unknowingly carries his guinea pig, Zamboni, to school in his backpack. Zamboni's escape and the commotion he causes are humorously described as he scurries his way through the school cafeteria.

Possum's Three Fine Friends

Barbara Bannister (author) Kathy Baron (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324441

Possum thinks he's happy, but his friends aren't sure. Readers will enjoy the efforts they make to cheer Possum up, and using picture clues to determine who's right.

Paula's Pickle Picnic

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324403

When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?

Miss Flutter Remembers

Henrietta Barbara Sims (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324137

Miss Flutter enjoys a busy day of exploring her new home and meeting new friends. When she encounters a stranger, will she remember the advice of her friends and stay safe? This whimsical story weaves engaging characters with interesting facts about insects.

Tres buenos amigos de Zarigüeya

Barbara Bannister (author) Kathy Baron (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321709

Possum thinks he's happy, but his friends aren't sure. Readers will enjoy the efforts they make to cheer up Possum, and use picture clues to determine who's right.

Cuervo dijo no

Angela B. Haight (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321679

Crow does not want to share his tree, until an unexpected visitor shows him what he's been missing.

El gallo Chayo

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Patricia Dewitt Grush (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321655

Chayo has a sore throat, and his crow won't go. Can his friends help him wake Farmer Dell up?

El elefante de Ashley

Evan Zaretsky (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321648

Ashley can take care of lots of pets, but can she really take care of a pet elephant?

El desafío del hockey sobre estanques

Kathy Yevchak (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321600

Sophie Bean is challenged by her twin older cousins, Ryan and Parker, to play ice hockey. Will she be able to ditch the double-bladed skates?

El gran pez

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321297

When his sister catches a fish, Matt is determined to outdo her.

Día de campo de los pepinillos de Paula

Barbara J. Underwood (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321228

When her mom gets sick, Paula is worried that their plans might get cancelled. Can Paula save their special day?

Ashley's Elephant

Evan Zaretsky (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323123

Ashley can take care of lots of pets, but can she really take care of a pet elephant?

The Pond Hockey Challenge

Kathy Yevchak (author) Judith Pfeiffer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323109

Sophie Bean is challenged by her twin older cousins, Ryan and Parker, to play ice hockey. Will she be able to ditch the double-bladed skates?

The Princess and the Peas and Carrots

Harriet Ziefert (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609052508

Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar? The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?

How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

Jessi Hartland (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050320

Acclaimed author and illustrator, Jessie Hartland, beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the Hatshepsut sphinx: from its carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the hallowed halls of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This is essential reading for junior Egyptologists!

41 Uses for a Grandma

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609051068

Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa. "Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage.

35 Uses for a Daughter

Harriet Ziefert (author), Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781593540999

Daughters come in all colors, sizes, and shapes, with all kinds of enthusiasms, abilities, and talents. But whether they're acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, or are just using up all the cell phone minutes, every daughter is special. Deborah Zemke's whimsical illustrations show families from all walks of life.

Where are the Jelly Beans?

Nancy Streza (author) Bree Paulsen (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623958893

Three sisters love jelly beans and discover a fun surprise in this cute children's book from Nancy Streza.

Our World is Whole

Gail Bush (author) Jennie Poh (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166790

One little girl knows that our world is whole because the connections between us all makes it so--from the family cat to the chatty neighbor to Mom and Dad and cousin Jerry. Our World is Whole is a lyrical meditation on mindfulness that celebrates interconnectedness and the ways we support one another and keep our world whole and spinning.