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Holiday Surprise!

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Jackie Binder (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781619380851

Help baby learn holiday-related words with this adorably-illustrated book. Black and white art with bursts of color will capture baby’s attention with large, simple pictures that encourage learning. Pictures include: present, wreath, bell, stocking, ornament, candy cane, cookie and tree.

Mary Had A Little Lamb

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228204

Enjoy this adorably-illustrated, classic rhyme about Mary and her silly lamb that follows her everywhere she goes! Then young readers can continue reading six other classics including Little Bo Peep, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone, Hickory Dickory Dock and Hey, Diddle Diddle?

It's Night-Night Time

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Wendy Edelson (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228198

Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “It's Night-Night Time,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. Snuggle close to your little one and enjoy this rhyming story about mommy animals gently tucking their babies into bed. “It’s night-night time,” said Mama Horse as her little foal softly neighed. “Snuggle close, and bow your head. Our nighttime prayers, we’ll say.” Mama Cat, Raccoon, Cow, Mouse, Horse, and Bird, each say “good night” to their babies in a different, caring way. Young readers will be captivated by the comforting story and reassuring illustrations. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day. Other titles in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Sleep, My Little One, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus.

Huge Machines

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Carol Schwartz (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228211

Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Huge Machines,” includes the Read-along version of the story follow ed by the same story sung in an adorable song.Children will learn about all of the different machines that farmers use each day! “Trucks, tractors, forklifts, and bulldozers, too. Any huge machine, I like. How about you?” Young readers will be amazed by what trucks, tractors, forklifts and other huge machines can do in this brightly-illustrated rhyming book! “Huge Machines” is a great book to reinforce early literacy skills.

¿Hola, cómo estás?

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228402

Los niños aprenderán las frases y las palabras sencillas de español en este libro divertido y ilustrado, por ejemplo, ¿Hola, cómo estás? ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿Qué hora es? ¡Y más! (Children will learn simple Spanish phrases and words through this fun illustrated story, for example, How are you? What is your name? What time is it? And more!) Meet Philip and Martha, two young students who meet at school and become friends. Young learners will find the simple greetings, questions and statements easy to understand. Learn simple English words and phrases with the corresponding version Hello, How Are You?

When I Go Trick-Or-Treating

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Patrick Girouard (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228297

Venture out on Halloween night for some friendly frights! Can you guess what happens when dad and son get to Mrs. McFearsome’s house? Find out in this spooky book about going out to trick-or-treat. Rhyming text, simple sentences, and engaging art will have young learners reading along in no time. Titles in the Halloween Fun Series include: Kids Halloween Party, Gruesome Grub Halloween Party, When I Go Trick-Or-Treating, and Five Trick-or-Treaters.

Down Through The Chimney

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (authors) R.W Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599227757

Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Down Through The Chimney,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. Read the story. Then sing the story! It isn’t a secret that using songs to teach children pre-reading skills is fun and successful. This original song is featured as a read-along and a sing-along. Discover the magic with this precious tale of a child who spies on Santa during Christmas night. The little boy and his kitten quietly watch as Santa eats his cookies and leaves him colorful presents. Then, Santa surprisingly winks to him before sneaking back up the chimney! This jolly rhyme will have young readers overjoyed with the Christmas spirit. Other books in the Read & Sing Along series include Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Up On The Housetop, and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

Five Trick-Or-Treaters

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (authors) Sharon Lane Holm (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228303

What will five little trick-or-treaters do this Halloween night? Venture out and share a friendly fright! Young readers will learn ordinal numbers as they follow five costumed children on a trick-or-treating adventure. Rhyming text, simple sentences, and engaging art will have young learners reading along in no time. Titles in the Halloween Fun Series include: Kids Halloween Party, Gruesome Grub Halloween Party, When I Go Trick-Or-Treating, and Five Trick-or-Treaters.

Being Present

Katie Marsico (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534148550

Early readers are introduced to a foundation of daily mindfulness practices in the My Mindful Day series. Being Present explores the importance of connecting with others and focusing on the present instead of the future. This engaging early approach to mindfulness helps readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Each book in this series includes a table of contents, glossary, index, and an author biography.

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.

Ollie on Stage

Keith Brockett (author) Ashley King (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138438

When Ollie the ogre sees a flyer for the local talent show, he feels the bright lights of the stage call to him. He just knows he'll win first place! Only, he's not too sure what exactly his talent is. With some help from his friends, Ollie learns to work with his strengths (which happen to be his strength!) rather than against them and finds that the best way to shine is to be yourself.

Good Night, Library

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138445

Even the library has to sleep! This calming bedtime story says good night to the library and all the fun it holds--from books and story time to computers and comics. A charming ode to everyone's favorite community space and a perfect good night for budding book lovers.

One Red Sock

Jennifer Sattler (author) Jennifer Sattler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146167

A little purple hippo faces a dilemma. While getting dressed one day, she realizes that she is missing a red sock. But as she searches throughout her sock drawer, she cannot find a suitable replacement. From blue to green and gray to white, nothing she finds will match. But does that really matter? This new picture-book offering from Jennifer Sattler (Bully) reminds readers of all ages of the enjoyment that may occur when one lets go and embraces imperfection.

Common Threads: Adam's Day at the Market

Huda Essa (author) Mercè Tous (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146297

Adam and his family spend an exciting day at the colorful and bustling Eastern Market. But when Adam gets briefly separated from Mom and Dad, he mistakes a friendly, diverse cast of characters for his parents in their traditional Muslim clothing--and shows that we all have more in common than you might think. This nearly-wordless picture book celebrates diversity and community in vibrant, dynamic art.

Little Yellow Truck

Eve Bunting (author) Kevin Zimmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138353

Riley has a dump truck, a flatbed truck, a concrete mixer, and a little pickup truck at his lumberyard. When he tells them that they will help him build a children's park, everyone is excited. There's a lot of hard work to do, from hauling trash to pouring concrete. But once the work gets started, everyone but Little Yellow Truck is busy. Is there nothing he can do to help? As it turns out, Riley has just the right task for Little Yellow Truck. This picture-book offering from author Eve Bunting reinforces the message that even the smallest helper can make a big impact.

Chip and Curly: The Great Potato Race

Cathy Breisacher (author) Joshua Heinsz (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138469

Chip the potato chip is sure he has the annual Spud City Festival sack race in the bag--he's been practicing all year. The Home Fries (local baseball team) and Sweet Potatoes (cheer squad) are all rooting for him. The French Fries even bring their tots over for an autograph. But when Curly the springy curly fry shows up, Chip knows he's in trouble. This totally funny story is filled with clever potato puns--and subtle themes of sportsmanship and persistence. It will have kids and adults alike laughing out loud.

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.

Little Sock

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

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146181

Little Sock is tired of his routine. Day after day, it's the same old thing. He gets worn, he gets dirty, and he gets washed. Nothing ever changes. The other socks in the drawer don't seem to mind but Little Sock wants something different. He has heard of a place, Sock City, where everything is new and exciting, so one night he makes his escape from his drawer. Will Little Sock reach his destination? And what will he find there?

Grandma's Christmas Wish

Helen Foster James (author) Petra Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704298

Winner of 2019 National Parenting Product Award! There is nothing like a grandmother's love. This sweet story celebrates the special bond between grandma and grandchild at Christmas time. With a bedtime-friendly singsong rhythm and adorable holiday illustrations, this books is sure to charm children and grandmothers alike!

Digger and Daisy Go Camping

Judy Young (author) Dana Sullivan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534138414

Meet Digger and Daisy! They are brother and sister. These dogs like to explore their world and see new things. Sometimes they agree with each other. Sometimes they disagree. But no matter the situation, one thing always stays the same--their love for each other. In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, author Judy Young explores the dynamics and nuances of the sibling relationship. In Digger and Daisy Go Camping, it's summertime and the siblings head out to the woods to camp. Daisy says it will be fun but Digger isn't too sure. There might be bears. Digger and Daisy hike and swim and camp. But when it comes time for bed, Digger has a hard time falling asleep. Is it a bear?

A Boy Like You

Frank Murphy (author) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146259

2020 Nominee - Amelia Bloomer List Winner of the 2019 Eureka! Gold Awards Winner of Best of 2019 Kids Books - Future Classics Category There's more to being a boy than sports, feats of daring, and keeping a stiff upper lip. A Boy Like You encourages every boy to embrace all the things that make him unique, to be brave and ask for help, to tell his own story and listen to the stories of those around him. In an age when boys are expected to fit into a particular mold, this book celebrates all the wonderful ways to be a boy.

Santa's Secret

Denise Brennan-Nelson (author) Deborah Melmon (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146310

Everyone knows that when Christmas rolls around Santa employs a legion of helpers to ensure the season goes off without a hitch. But between the santas on parade, the santas at the malls, and the ones ringing bells in front of busy department stores...one intrepid investigator wants to know exactly WHO the real Santa is. Armed with a notebook, pencil, and a barrage of questions, can this young detective get to the bottom of Santa's secret?

Lulu & Rocky in Detroit

Barbara Joosse (author) Renée Graef (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146204

Lulu and her cousin Rocky are visiting the city of Detroit, the Motor City! There are so many fun things to see and do, like visiting Campus Martius to make sand castles, eating cherries at the Eastern Market, riding the carousel at the Riverfront, and seeing the works of Diego Rivera at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Written by Barbara Joosse and illustrated by Renée Graef, this second book in the Our City Adventures series explores the city of Detroit, visiting well-known sites like Comerica Park, Fox Theatre, and "Hitsville, U.S.A," where the Motown sound came alive, as well as unexpected gems.

Tip and Tucker: Hide and Squeak

Ann Ingalls, Sue Lowell Gallion (author) André Ceolin (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146198

Meet Tip and Tucker! These hamsters are best friends and like to stick together. But while little Tip is sometimes nervous about new situations, Tucker likes to explore and see new things. Everything changes when Mr. Lopez purchases them from the pet store and takes them to his classroom. In Hide and Squeak, Tip gets loose from their cage and lost in the school. Will Tucker be able to find him? In playful, simple stories written especially for the K-1 audience, Tip and Tucker will help beginning readers explore new feelings and learn to navigate classroom dynamics and relationships.

Snow Globe Wishes

Erin Dealey (author) Claire Shorrock (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146327

2019 Top 20 Goodreads Choice Awards As the worst snow storm of the year rolls in, one family hunkers down together in a cozy blanket fort for the night. A little girl makes a wish on a snow globe and, in the morning, the sun rises on a winter wonderland--beckoning all outside. And what if, on this snow-filled day, families shake their busy lives and everyone goes out to play? A lyrical holiday story about wishes and community and snow--lots and lots of snow.