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E is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet

Elissa Grodin (author) Victor Juhasz (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534185937

Civics lessons are always timely, always important, and often very complicated. And despite the easy banter in today's media, many adult Americans are still in the dark when it comes to knowing their rights and responsibilities as citizens of a democratic society. So how do we help our youngest citizens to understand this important information in ways that make sense? This streamlined ABC approach uses poetry and colorful artwork to explain the basic building blocks of America's democratic system of government, from its earliest beginnings to how it works in today's world. From amendments and elections to Congress and our Constitution, E is for Everyone! Every Vote and Every Voice: A Democracy Alphabet helps make our system of government understandable for young readers. Back matter provides further explanation for key concepts such as the Bill of Rights, Founding Fathers, and branches of government.

Girls Are Useful

Harriet Ziefert (author) Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801668

Whether acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, every girl is useful!

Dragon of North Gooey

Harriet Ziefert (author) Rick Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621977

A mysterious dragon arrives on a distant planet, and it's up to William to convince the people of his town that, even though he might look frightening, the dragon means no harm.

Reuse It!

Marla Conn (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639615

Do not throw that thing in the trash. Reuse it! Reusing items helps Earth and keeps garbage out of landfills. Ready for Science: Reuse It!, a 16-page book for readers in prekindergarten to grade 2, helps emerging readers develop proficient literacy skills while learning about how to reuse everyday objects to reduce waste and help planet Earth.

Protecting Our Planet

Lisa J. Amstutz (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639981

Earth is our home, but its health is in danger! In My Earth and Space Science Library: Protecting Our Planet, you'll learn more about the threats facing Earth and how you can help protect our planet.

Bayard Rustin

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639554

Bayard learned from an early age how important equal rights were. He knew how to help people work together for equality without violence. He even played an important role in one of the most important Civil Rights events in American history. In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important African American leader in civil rights – Bayard Rustin!

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

J. P. Miller (author) Markia Jenai (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781731639547

As a child, Henry was curious about his family tree. Who was his great-great-grandfather? Why were some things about his family unknown? Henry interviewed family members and discovered connections. When he grew up, he taught others to do the same! In this 24-page book from the Leaders Like Us series, you'll meet an important leader in the field of genealogy – Henry Louis Gates Jr.!

Yara Shahidi

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470067

Whether you know Yara Shahidi as an actress or an activist, this smart and strong young woman has a bright future. Explore more about her many roles both onscreen and off.

Megan Rapinoe

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470029

Score! Megan Rapinoe is a legend both on and off the soccer field. Learn how this soccer superstar and role model is inspiring the next generation of female athletes and activists.

Meghan Markle

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470012

From acting, to providing humanitarian aid to those in need, to marrying a prince. Meghan Markle's life may sound like a fairy tale, but it is also filled with a lot of hard work. Find out how this exceptional woman has done it all.

Malala Yousafzai

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781647470005

Malala Yousafzai k that girls deserve the same rights to education as boys. Period. She spoke out, survived an attack by the Taliban, and continues to fight for equal rights for all girls. Follow along on her inspiring journey.

Greta Thunberg

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781642809992

Meet the teenager whose school strike for climate change inspired a generation and led to the largest climate demonstration in human history. Greta Thunberg shows the power of young people--and she's just getting started.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rachel Rose (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781642809985

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman to ever serve in the United States Congress. Explore how this changemaker made a name for herself on her way to Capitol Hill.

Bobbi's Big Brake

Ken Bowser (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634400640

All the Big Trucks stay busy with important work. Bobbi just wants to help, but she is too small for the heavy lifting. With her self-esteem at a low point, will Bobbi discover the important role she plays every day?

Tails from the Animal Shelter

Stephanie Shaw (author) Liza Woodruff (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534167315

Did you know that more than six million pets arrive annually at community animal shelters in the United States? Of that number over three million are dogs. But of course it's not just dogs and puppies that need homes. Shelters take in cats, kittens, birds, reptiles, and even domestic farm animals. And there are many reasons why these animals need to go to shelters. Some of the animals are strays and some are lost; some are rescued from natural disasters or from mistreatment. Some have been given up because their owners could no longer care for them. Using poetic back stories and informative text, Tails From the Animal Shelter shines a spotlight on the good work of community animal shelters. Ten different fictional animals, including a handicapped dog, a magician's former rabbit, and a pot-bellied pig, represent the millions of pets brought to shelters every day. Whether they're known as Humane Societies, rescue services, or other names, these organizations and their caring work remind us all of how a loving home can change the life of a vulnerable animal.

Stop and Think: Learning about Self-Discipline

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846791

Shares three stories of children learning about self-discipline. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Setting Boundaries: Learning about Healthy Relationships

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846722

Shares three stories of children learning how to set boundaries and have healthy relationships. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Renewable Energy vs. Nonrenewable Energy

Aubrey Zalewski (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846661

Illustrates the differences between renewable and nonrenewable energy. Explains what makes energy sources renewable or nonrenewable and how they affect everyday life. Colorful photographs and diagrams help illustrate each science concept. A chart compares the concepts head-to-head to help solidify readers' grasp of the material. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

No One Is the Same: Appreciating Differences

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846692

Shares three stories of children learning how to appreciate differences among people. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Let's Get Along: Resolving Conflict

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846784

Shares three stories of children learning how to resolve conflicts. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Know Your Feelings: Recognizing Emotions

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846777

Shares three stories of children learning how to recognize their emotions. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Helping Friends and Family: Taking Care of Others

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846807

Shares three stories of children learning how to take care of other people. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Finding Solutions: Problem Solving

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846760

Shares three stories of children learning how to solve problems. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

Doing the Right Thing: Making Responsible Decisions

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846739

Shares three stories of children learning how to make responsible decisions. Vibrant and colorful photos help tell the stories. Additional features include a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, and an index.

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.