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To Have a Dog (Serbian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950239

Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Father-but one day, when a couple comes to adopt him-he decides to keep an open mind...

The Doll's Nose (Czech)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854238

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

The Doll's Nose (Hungarian)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854051

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Andy's Cherry Tree (Hungarian)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854368

Andy's family is moving to a new house. His mother, his father, and his sister all pack up their favorite things. But Andy can't pack his favorite thing: It's growing in their backyard! It's a beautiful cherry tree, and Andy will miss it terribly. He picks some cherries to bring to the new house, and the family eats them with their lunch. When he mentions how much he misses his tree, his mother has a wonderful idea!

To Have a Dog (Hungarian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854184

Matthew wanted only one thing on Earth: a dog. He lived in a children's home, and they weren't allowed to have a real dog. The toy dog he got for Christmas was broken; the other animals he tried out as pets didn't live up to his expectations. He never ever thought about wanting a Mother or a Father until one day, when a couple came to adopt him, he decided to keep an open mind...

To Have a Dog (Romanian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950215

Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him -- a dog.

A Mango for Grandpa (Romanian)

Caroline Hudicourt (author), Ismer Saincilus (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854726

Grandpa had 27 grandchildren, who all loved him, and shared the mangoes he brought home every day. Grandpa and mangoes always brightened the day. But grandpa was getting sick, losing his memory and the ability to even cut the mangoes. He was slowly leaving his grandchildren.

Ronny (Romanian)

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950109

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind.

The Doll's Nose (Romanian)

Miranda Haxhia (author), Ursula Kohrer (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854252

Mary wants to play with her friends Clara and Ana, but they're playing with their dolls, and Mary doesn't have a doll. Her mother suggests that she make one using wool and cotton and other things that they have around the house. So Mary makes a beautiful doll, but then she realizes: Her doll has to breathe, and how will it sneeze? What can she use for her lovely doll's nose?

Ben's Bunny Trouble

Daniel Wakeman (illustrator), Dirk Van Stralen (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436111

Ben's Bunny Trouble is set in a near future in which the world has lost all its green space. When Ben decides that the city is not the best place for his bunnies, he embarks on an out-of-this-world journey to find them a better home. It takes a few false landings and help from a variety of aliens, but in the end, Ben finds his bunnies - which seem to have multiplied - a new place to live.

To Have a Dog (Armenian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Zaur Deisadze (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950185

Matthew lives in an orphanage. He wanted a dog. He received other gifts and things through the years - stuffed animals, toys, snails, even lice - but never a dog. One day Matthew was finally getting new parents, and what did the parents have for him - a dog.

Ronny (Armenian)

Nenad Vujadinovic (author), Emil Für (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781601950079

Times are hard for Mommy, Daddy, and Ivan. They live in a tiny apartment and only have room for an imaginary dog, Ronny, who behaves badly--especially at night. They love him, anyway. One day they are able to move to a larger apartment and have room for The Real Ronny! A real dog! He's wonderful, of course. And they love him. But sometimes you can't help missing the things you left behind.

Not So Tall for Six

Dianna Hutts Aston (author), Frank W. Dormer (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570917066

Brave and smart and big at heart. Kylie Bell may be the smallest one in her first-grade class, but when it comes to standing up to mean ol' bully-boy Rusty Jacks, her courage is monumental. Life isn't easy when you can't reach the water fountain, but Kylie Bell's big heart and good manners prove that sometimes it takes the most courage to do what's right. Frank Dormer's playful art extends the funny animal metaphors and appeals to both girls and boys. This book is good for your brain because: Building character, Problem solving, Bullying

Cowboy Slim

Julie Danneberg (author), Margot Apple (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891998

A cowboy poet who can't rope, whip, or ride? Who ever heard of that? Slim knows he could be a real cowboy if the ranch hands would just give him a chance. Action-filled drawings capture the excitement of a cattle run to Dodge City. This book is good for your brain because: Poetry, Problem Solving, Determination.

Emma's Question

Catherine Urdahl (author), Janine Dawson (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891462

A question scritches and scratches at the back of Emma's throat. Emma is a curious kid. She loves to ask questions - and she loves the silly answers that her grandmother always gives. But now Emma has a very important question, one that she is bursting to ask, one that scritches and scratches at the back of her throat. Her grandmother is sick and has to stay in the hospital. Emma wonders if Grandma will still be able to read to her kindergarten; if she will still make up funny stories over bagels on Wednesdays; if she will still be able to watch her after school. But mostly Emma wonders if Grandma is going to die. Emma's Question helps families to answer the question that all kids face at one time or another. Geared toward young children, the story uses gentle humor and simple explanations to describe what is happening to Grandma in the hospital. Funny, sweet illustrations show the depth and closeness of Emma and Grandma's relationship. Dealing With Loss, Family, Intergenerational

First Day Jitters

Julie Danneberg (author), Judy Love (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580890618

Everyone knows that sinking feeling in the pit of the stomach just before diving into a new situation. Sarah Jane Hartwell is scared and doesn't want to start over at a new school. She doesn't know anybody, and nobody knows her. It will be awful. She just knows it. With much prodding from Mr. Hartwell, Sarah Jane reluctantly pulls herself together and goes to school. She is quickly befriended by Mrs. Burton, who helps smooth her jittery transition. This charming and familiar story will delight readers with its surprise ending. Fun, energetic illustrations brighten page after page with the busy antics surrounding Sarah Jane. First Day Jitters is an enchanting story that is sure to be treasured by anyone who has every anticipated a first day of school.

Kids Making Money

Mattie Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529376

Grown-up people earn money in different ways. But kids can earn too. Learn about age-appropriate jobs kids can do and how money earned can add up to spend, save, and share wisely.

Saving for the Future

Mattie Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529383

There are many things a person needs. But there are also things we want. With this introduction to financial literacy, you can learn why it's important to save a part of what you earn for things you want in the future.

Sharing with Others

Mattie Reynolds (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781937529406

It can feel good to earn money. But sharing what we earn with others can help many more people enjoy the benefits of hard work. With this introduction to financial literacy, you will learn how sharing time, goods, and money can help those in need.

Need It or Want It?

John Serrano (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607193234

Your body needs food, but do you need ice cream? Learn the difference between what you need and things you want.

Being a Good Citizen

John Serrano (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607193180

Are you a good citizen? Read about how to be a good citizen everywhere you go.

How We Help

John Serrano (author)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781607190417

I like to help those who need it. Learn how you can make people feel better, too.

Trabajemos juntos

Kyla Steinkraus (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175609

This title teaches students that teamwork, sharing, and cooperating are important steps in working together and helping to reach goals much faster.

Miremos el lado positivo

Cristie Reed (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627175616

This book talks about how having a positive attitude makes you feel better and happier.

Mi almuerzo verde

Colleen Hord (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627174367

Young readers will discover that it's easy to pack a lunch that is eco-friendly and yummy too!