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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Trudi Strain Trueit (author) Joel Snyder (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854710

The third Monday in January is a time to remember a man who fought for peace and equality. This book discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the origins of the day named in his honor. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Celebrating Juneteenth

Jody Jensen Shaffer (author) Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503854697

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day and Emancipation Day, commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Readers will discover the history behind the day and find out ways to celebrate on their own. Additional features to aid comprehension include activities and poetry, informative sidebars, a table of contents, a phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Sad

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969546

Sad helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of sadness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Sad includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Happy

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969515

Happy helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of happiness and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Happy includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Afraid

Genevieve Nilsen (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624969454

Afraid helps emergent readers recognize the emotion of fear and the actions that define it while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Afraid includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Who Helps Us Learn?

Erica Donner (author)

Publisher: Jump Library ISBN: 9781624966118

Who Helps Us Learn? teaches emergent readers about the role of some important community helpers while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Who Helps Us Learn? includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.

Nelson Mandela

Meeg Pincus (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534180949

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of political leader Nelson Mandela in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help young readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.

Fred Rogers

Meeg Pincus (author) Jeff Bane (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534180925

The My Itty-Bitty Bio series are biographies for the earliest readers. This book examines the life of Fred Rogers, the man behind "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help young readers develop word recognition and reading skills. Includes a table of contents, author biography, timeline, glossary, index, and other informative backmatter.

Miep and the Most Famous Diary: The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank's Diary

Meeg Pincus (author) Jordi Solano (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146303

The story of Anne Frank and her diary is one of the world's most important and well-known, but less is known about the woman who sheltered Anne and her family for years and, ultimately, rescued Anne's diary from Nazi clutches. Miep Gies was a woman who rose to bravery when humanity needed it and risked everything for her neighbors. It is because of Miep we know Anne Frank--and now, this is Miep's story.

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.

A Fist for Joe Louis and Me

Trinka Hakes Noble (author) Nicole Tadgell (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534146174

Gordy and his family live in Detroit, Michigan, the heart of the United States automobile industry. Every night after coming home from work at one of the plants, Gordy's father teaches him how to box. Their hero is the famous American boxer Joe Louis, who grew up in Detroit. But the Great Depression has come down hard on the economy. Detroit's auto industry is affected and thousands of people lose their jobs, including Gordy's father. When his mother takes on work with a Jewish tailor, Gordy becomes friends with Ira, the tailor's son, bonding over their shared interest in boxing and Joe Louis. As the boys' friendship grows, Gordy feels protective of Ira, wanting to help the new boy fit in. At the same time, America is gearing up for the rematch between Joe Louis and the German boxer, Max Schmeling. For many Americans this fight is about good versus evil (US against Nazi Germany). Against the backdrop of the 1938 Fight of the Century, a young boy learns what it means to make a stand for a friend.

Aim for the Skies: Jerrie Mock and Joan Merriam Smith's Race to Complete Amelia Earhart's Quest

Aimee Bissonette (author) Doris Ettlinger (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126404

When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.

Junk: A Spectacular Tale of Trash

Nicholas Day (author) Tom Disbury (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126466

2019 Green Earth Book Awards - Short List Sylvia Samantha White is very good at finding--she just doesn't know exactly what all her "junk" is good for, not yet at least. But when completely ridiculous disaster strikes, she springs into action and uses her junk to create solutions to the town's troubles. A charming ode to collecting, creating, and following your bliss--even when you're not entirely sure where it will lead you.

Write On, Irving Berlin!

Leslie Kimmelman (author) David C. Gardner (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534122963

Escaping persecution for being Jewish, the Baline family fled Russia and arrived by ship in New York City harbor in September 1893. Little Israel Isidore Baline is only five years old. After arriving at Ellis Island, the first stop for all immigrants, Israel and his family are ready to begin a new life in America. His family settles in the Lower East Side and soon Israel (now nicknamed Izzy) starts school. And while he learns English, he is not a very good student. According to his teachers he daydreams and sings in class. But while these may not be traits that are helpful in the classroom, these are wonderful tools for a budding singer and composer. And by the time that Izzy (now known as Irving) is a young man, he is well on his way to becoming one of the most well-known composers in America. This vivid picture-book biography examines the life of Irving Berlin, the distinguished artist whose songs, including "God Bless America," continue to be popular today.

Bully

Jennifer Sattler (author) Jennifer Sattler (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534126381

Bully the bullfrog lives in a pond full of lilies. The flowers are beautiful, fragrant, and enjoyed by the many other creatures that also inhabit the pond. The pond is a very pleasant place to live. Or it should be. Instead, Bully decides that only he should be able to enjoy the beautiful lilies. He demands that the other inhabitants of the pond leave. And once Bully has the flowers to himself, his selfish behavior almost destroys them. Can anyone stop Bully and his bullying ways? As it turns out, the answer is YES!

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.

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.

When Things Get Tough: Overcoming Obstacles

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846753

Shares three stories of children learning how to overcome obstacles. 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.

Worrying Too Much: Learning How to Manage Stress

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846746

Shares three stories of children learning how to manage stress. 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.

We Need Each Other: Being a Good Friend

Alyssa Krekelberg (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503846708

Shares three stories of children learning how to support each other and be good friends. 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.

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.

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.

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.