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Colors All Around

Wiley Blevins (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634404150

Coco loves colors. Help her explore the colors all around her world. Will your favorite color be among them? The charming text and warm illustrations encourage children to interact with the story as Coco discovers Colors All Around!

When It Rains

Marilyn K. Frankford (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324991

Vivid illustrations support simple text that introduces color and clothing words.

What's For Dinner?

Karen Hoenecke (author) Bruce Biddle (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324960

Readers learn the days of the week and basic food vocabulary as they find out what's for dinner.

When Sammy Was a Puppy

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325004

Illustrations of puppy Sammy alongside full-grown Sammy will help readers identify and understand opposites.

Waking Up

Ellen Seese (author) Richard Kolding (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324892

Readers will love the fun rhymes and illustrations depicting a child's morning routine.

Swat It!

Roger Bauer (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324786

An annoying mosquito introduces prepositions, while simple text helps readers build fluency.

Our Garage

Kathleen Urmston (author) Barbara Dragony (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324373

Cleaning the garage can be a lot of work, but this rhyming text makes it seem like fun.

The Balloon Ride

Mary E. Pearson (author) Barbara Spurll (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323161

Circus animals embark on a hot air balloon adventure. Unfortunately for them, what goes up must come down. Repetition and rhyme enhance this playful story.

The Bumble Bee

Susie Szymanek (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323277

Vivid illustrations and rhythmic rhyming text bring an exciting encounter to life.

In the Hen House

Meredith Oppenlander (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323888

How many eggs do these hens lay? It all adds up!

In My Garden

Jane Buxton (author) Ali Teo (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323871

What surprise does the little girl find hiding in her garden? This patterned text is great to use for teaching color words.

I Have a Watch!

Deborah Williams (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323819

Combine reading number words with reading the time (on the hour).

How Do We Get Home?

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) K.J. Torda (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323772

Readers romp with rabbits up, over, down, under, and beyond.

Guess What Kind of Ball

Kathleen Urmston (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323703

What's in the bag? Readers will enjoy guessing along with the characters.

The Lady of the Library

Angie Karcher (author) Rachel Sanson (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178953

A ghostly lady haunts her local library for years, roaming the halls and walking through walls. When the library is scheduled for demolition, the building is closed to the public, books are removed, and workmen begin dismantling all the fixtures. The ghost is dismayed. Are her days of haunting over? But then a young girl decides the library needs to be saved. Ghost and girl work together, coming up with creative, inventive ideas to rescue the library and bring patrons and booklovers back. A lovely celebration of public libraries and a timely reminder of the important role they play in their local communities.

Little Sock Makes a Friend

Kia Heise, Christopher D. Park (author) Christopher D. Park (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178960

Little Sock lives in a drawer with other socks. But sometimes late at night, he escapes through a secret tunnel in the back of the dryer to go to Sock City, a marvelous place where everything is new and exciting. Little Sock loves to visit Sock City but sometimes it can be lonely, especially when it looks like everyone else has a friend. Is it hard to make a friend? And how does one be a good friend?

Because I'm New

Brad Sneed (author) Brad Sneed (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534178984

A new baby in the family means a lot of changes--from late night diaper changes to learning new ways to play--but in this sweet offering from Brad Sneed, baby tells their older sibling just what to expect. This is a heartfelt celebration of those first months with baby and the genesis of the sibling bond.

¡Tengo un reloj!

Deborah Williams (author) Dennis Graves (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641320917

Combine reading number words with reading the time (on the hour).

Lola Loves Stories

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344414

Lovable Lola is back in this imaginative sequel to the best-selling LOLA AT THE LIBRARY. Lola loves to go to the library with her daddy. Every night she reads a new story, and the next day, she acts it out. One day she's a fairy princess, the next day she goes on a trip to Lagos! She becomes a tiger, a farmer, a pilot...what will Lola be next? Children and adults will love following along with Lola's adventures. LOLA LOVES STORIES celebrates imaginative thinking and the importance of books as a way to inspire young minds.

Lola at the Library

Anna McQuinn (author) Rosalind Beardshaw (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607344391

Lola has a big smile on her face. Why? Because it's Tuesday--and on Tuesdays, Lola and her mommy go to the library. Join Lola in this cozy celebration of books and the people who love them.

Field Trip Fiasco

Julie Danneberg (author) Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607347170

Sarah Jane Hartwell and her class are back. After the stress of her last attempt at taking her class on a field trip (seen in First Year Letters), Mrs. Hartwell has a plan for an upcoming trip to the zoo—a plan that includes a lot of rules. Her students prove that they can line up straight, walk quietly, and take plenty of notes, but everyone soon realizes that this field trip isn’t as much fun as they’d hoped. Mrs. Hartwell rethinks her plan and saves the day.

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?

A Dozen Dogs

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621755

Count on big entertainment as kids discover dozens of ways to reach the number twelve—from six apple pies plus six peach pies to half a dozen acrobats with twelve legs in the air.

Grandma Is an Author

Melissa Conroy (author), Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050399

Rusty's Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer's block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer's block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves. Melissa Conroy's engaging story perfectly captures the frustrations and successes of the creative process and celebrate the relationship between grandparent and grandchild, as well as the imaginations of kids.