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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.

I Am Scary

Elise Gravel (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459823174

In this sweet little book, a monster tries to scare a young child. But the child insists the monster is not scary but actually quite huggable. From the prolific and beloved author and illustrator Elise Gravel comes this funny and cute board book for the littlest readers.

Le canot rouge

Leslie A. Davidson (author) Laura Bifano (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459825420

Des poissons et des hérons, des tortues et des libellules, des huttes de castor et des feuilles de nénuphar... Une multitude de merveilles enchantent la jeune narratrice et tous les amoureux de la nature qui seront séduits par cet album tendre et magnifiquement illustré. Les canetons se promènent sur le dos de leur maman; un balbuzard s'élève avec un poisson argenté dans ses serres; le cri du huard s'élève dans la nuit étoilée. Ces images sont évoquées dans des quatrains épousant le rythme des coups de pagaie. Le canot rouge parle des liens qui unissent les grands-parents et leurs petits-enfants, et invite les amoureux de la nature de tous les âges.

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.

A Girl Like You

Frank Murphy, Carla Murphy (authors) Kayla Harren (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167421

Every girl is a wonder! A Girl Like You encourages girls to embrace what makes them unique, to choose kindness, and to be their own advocates. In an age when girls can be whatever they want, this books reminds them of all the ways to be beautiful, brilliant, and uniquely themselves.

All Aboard!

Emily Humphrey (author) Patrick Corrigan (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641321730

Delightful illustrations and descriptive language bring this story of a first train ride to life.

The Magic Boat

Kit Pearson (author) Katherine Farris (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459814332

Every summer morning, Ellie and her Nonna go to the beach. They swim and build sandcastles, and while Nonna reads, Ellie watches the other children play. One day Ellie builds up the courage to approach an older girl playing on her own in a beached rowboat. Piper has a gift, an imagination so great that she whisks Ellie off on grand adventures, going high in the air, deep below the ocean and everywhere in between in their little blue boat, their magic boat. When Piper has to leave, Ellie discovers she has her own vivid imagination.

Amabilidad en el parque

Miranda Kelly (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781949354843

In Spanish - taking turns, sharing, and caring are all important traits of being kind.

¡Formate, por favor!

David Armentrout (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781949354546

In Spanish - sometimes friends forget to do the right thing. Read how Chester Fox reminds Olive Cat and Sara duck how they should take turns.

What's Missing?

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) Jenny Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324984

A boy and his sister prepare a midday snack. Readers will enjoy predicting the next element that goes on the table.

Trouble!

Pauline Cartwright (author) Karactaz (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324861

What happens when a curious puppy is left alone in the house? Trouble! Repetitive text will help readers build fluency.

Traffic Jam

Leslie Harper (author) Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324847

There are some good reasons to learn to be patient. Simple text will help readers build fluency.

Stuck in the Muck

Nancy Louise Spinelle (author) Karen Maizel (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324755

When Squirrel's car gets stuck, he turns to friends for help. Will he ever get out of the muck?

Peacock Gets a Job

Feana Tu'Akoi (author) Rieko Woodford-Robinson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324410

Peacock wants his very own job on the farm. Will he find the perfect job?

Nick Goes Fishing

Joe Yukish (author) Kate Salley Palmer (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641324328

The whole family pitches in when Nick, the youngest, wants to catch a fish on his own.

The King's New Crown

Patty Haley (author) Rieko Woodford-Robinson (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323994

The best crown makers offer a variety of new designs. Which will the King like best?

I'm Hungry

Pamela Fitros (author) K.J. Torda (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323864

Readers will practice high-frequency words as the character prepares a popular snack.

The Garden

Karen Hoenecke (author) Jenny Campbell (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323666

Grandma and Grandpa have different plans for their garden plot.

Fun at the Amusement Park

Marilyn K. Frankford (author) Jennifer Mcconnell (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323659

Readers will enjoy inferring who's really having fun on a trip to the amusement park.

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.

Wrinkly Socks Make Me Giggle

Shelley Wake (author) N. Jo Tufts (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325059

Students will be able to relate to the main character's predicament.

Where Is Muffin?

Angela B. Haight (author) Linda Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641325028

Muffin is missing! As Matt searches for her, readers will spot hints about the playful cat in the background.

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.