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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.

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.

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.

Me + Tree

Alexandria Giardino (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640003224

A young girl and an old tree learn from each other how to find their purpose and foster healing in the world.

Lights Out

Marsha Diane Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781640002272

In a world marred by light pollution, this quest for true darkness is a clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all may see.

Mi vida con autismo

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492290

Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Autism. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

Mi vida con dislexia

Mari Schuh (author)Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645492313

Scott likes coding and playing basketball. He also has dyslexia. Scott is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. This is a North American Spanish translation of My Life with Dyslexia. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Scott sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Scott is not defined by his disorder, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

My Life with Blindness

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490746

Kadence loves to bake cookies and hang out with friends. She’s also partly blind. Kadence is real and so are her experiences. Learn about her life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Kadence sheds light on her life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. She’s not defined by visual impairment, but she does some things differently than sighted people.

My Life with Autism

Mari Schuh (author) Isabel Muñoz (illustrator)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781645490777

Zen loves to draw and play video games. He also has autism. Zen is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Zen sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Zen is not defined by his condition, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.

Using Online Portfolios

Adrienne Matteson (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172272

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Using Online Portfolios, readers learn about the importance of keeping track and showcasing their work through online portfolios. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Unboxing and Reviewing Online

Adrienne Matteson (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172265

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Unboxing and Reviewing Online, readers learn about the importance of online reviews and how to create their own unboxing video. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Evaluating Online Sources

Ann Truesdell (author) Rachael McLean (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534172203

Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Evaluating Online Sources, readers learn how to evaluate sources found online. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.

Be an Active Citizen at Your School

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117779

In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practice democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centered examples demonstrate key skills and practices including active listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures. Readers will also learn ways to clearly communicate their own points of view while showing respect for others’ perspectives.

Be an Active Citizen in Your Community

Helen Mason (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117786

Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in community clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens in their communities.

Why Do We Need Rules and Laws?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117755

This engaging title explains the need for and purpose of rules in different settings, including in a classroom, at school, and in a community. Young readers will discover how rules and laws keep people safe and help make sure people are treated fairly. Familiar laws are introduced with an explanation of who makes them and why they are important.

What Is Citizenship?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117731

What does it mean to be a citizen? Accessible text and relatable examples introduce young readers to this core concept and highlight the rights and responsibilities all citizens share.

I Can Make a Difference!

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117762

Motivating text and real-world examples introduce readers to the concept of community service. Readers will discover ways that people in communities can work together to solve problems and create positive change. Inspiring stories that show children participating in civic action will empower and encourage young readers to believe in their own abilities to make a difference.

Why Does Democracy Matter?

Jessica Pegis (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117748

Appealing text and supportive images introduce young readers to democratic principles, including fairness, equality, and respect for legitimate authority and rules. Young readers will also learn the basic concepts of how a democracy works.

Protecting Earth's Surface

Natalie Hyde (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116079

Earth's surface is constantly being changed by heat, water, ice, salt, plants, and animals. Sometimes the changes are destructive to human activities such as farming and the building of structures. This interesting title shows the different ways people try to stop or reduce this change in the land. Examples feature such structures as dikes to hold back water and windbreaks, and adding shrubs, grass, and trees to an area of land to prevent erosion. Teacher’s guide available.

Why and where are animals endangered?

Bobbie Kalman (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176332

Animals are endangered in many kinds of habitats and for different reasons. This intriguing book looks at why some animals have become endangered due to changes in their habitat. Examples include animals in the Arctic that rely on ice for hunting face the challenge of melting ice due to climate change, the populations of animals born only on particular islands and nowhere else are shrinking, and many kinds of ocean animals are being poisoned by water pollution. Ideas are included to encourage readers to help protect these endangered animals and their habitats.

My Identity

Kirsty Holmes (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427122186

It is important for young children to gain an understanding of who they are and how each individual is unique. This clever book helps define identity in simple terms, even when dealing with seemingly difficult concepts such as gender and belonging.

Using Technology Wisely

Cynthia O'Brien (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124586

Technology can make work easier, safer, and more fun. But some technology can also be harmful to the environment. Read about how we can make responsible choices in our use of technologies to help lessen the harm to the environment.

Choose to Reuse!

Crystal Sikkens (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427124562

We can all make good choices to do our part to care for Earth. Read about the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling, as well choosing items that can be used over and over.

Boys and Girls

Deborah Williams (author)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781641323246

Boys and girls are different, but they can enjoy the same things!

Angry

August Hoeft (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532413827

In this Emoji Emotions Level A reader children can read simple sentences featuring their favorite emoji characters. Emoji Emotions books help young children identify emotions and promote social emotional learning for preschool, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten level readers. Each book follows the simple pattern of showing an emoji character displaying the title's emotion. In ANGRY, kids will reinforce their understanding through a tooth emoji, a hamburger emoji, a cat emoji, a slime emoji and more. Each book also contains a note to parents and caregivers, a page of activities to do next, and a word list. Emoji Emotions are very short 8-page books for kids who are just beginning to read. These beginning readers are an excellent part of a Guided Reading Level A classroom collection or a teaching unit on emotions.