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Metal Man

Aaron Reynolds (author), Paul Hoppe (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891516

Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man's shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man's creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds's urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.

Kyle's Island

Sally Derby (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893169

For as far back as Kyle can remember, he spent summers at Gram's cottage on the lake--fishing all day, and hanging out with the whole family. But this year is different. His father has moved out, his grandmother has died, and his mother is selling the cottage because they can't afford the upkeep. Sally Derby takes readers to a small lake in 1970s Michigan, where thirteen-year-old Kyle comes to understand that loss isn't forever, and that people are more complicated than they seem.

Where's the Party?

Katharine Crawford Robey (author), Kate Endle (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892681

The birds in Kate's neighborhood have a secret: there's a party today! But where? Kate listens to the clues in the calls of her neighborhood birds and discovers an impromptu birthday party for week-old ducklings.

Will You Be Mine? A Nursery Rhyme Romance

Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (author), Phyllis Limbacher Tildes (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892452

A hardworking cat, an ingénue dog, and a collection of familiar and unfamiliar Mother Goose rhymes combine in this charming Valentine picture book. Our romantic leads meet, court, propose, and wed, then honeymoon to London to visit the Queen. Careful readers will notice the little mouse (sometimes obvious, sometimes hiding) in every illustration.

Tita y Ben

Lori Ries (author), Frank W. Dormer (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570919350

Daddy takes Ben on a surprise trip to the pet store. Ben doesn't want a mouse, a snake, or even a cat. But when a certain puppy makes Ben laugh, a lasting friendship is formed. Three short chapters trace a day in the life of Ben and his new puppy, Aggie. This book is good for your brain because: Early Reader, Chapter book, Responsibility, Friendship

Not So Tall for Six

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

Que nervios

Julie Danneberg (author), Judy Love (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891264

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.

Good Dog, Aggie

Lori Ries (author), Frank W. Dormer (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916465

SIT . . . STAY . . . FETCH! In this sequel to Aggie and Ben, the best friends are back for more boy-and-his-dog fun. Young readers will laugh out loud at Aggie,Äôs irrepressible antics and Ben,Äôs determined attempts to train her. Three short chapters, just right for beginning readers, follow Aggie and Ben on their adventures in doggie training, obedience, and friendship. Frank Dormer,Äôs spirited and expressive illustrations are as unrestrained as Aggie herself. Praise for the first book in the series, Aggie and Ben: ,ÄúIt,Äôs an impressive and original effort, and bodes well for a sequel.,Äù ,Äî Publishers Weekly, starred review ,ÄúKids can,Äôt be dogs, but Ben and Aggie let them know they can be readers.,Äù ,Äî The Horn Book, starred review This book is good for your brain because: Pets, Friendship, Early Readers

Last Day Blues

Julie Danneberg (author), Judy Love (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891042

It's the last week of school, and Mrs. Hartwell's class is excited to leave for summer vacation. The only problem is that the kids don't want their teacher to miss them while they're gone. Once again Julie Danneberg and Judy Love bring to life the crazy antics of Mrs. Hartwell and her class and show that teachers and students are more alike than different.

Cowboy Slim

Julie Danneberg (author), Margot Apple (illustrator) (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) (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,Äîand 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,Äôs 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,Äôs 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.

Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches

Steven J. Simmons (author), Cyd Moore (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9780881069761

Alice is a good witch. And Greta... well, Greta and trouble are never far apart. Alice spends her time helping others by weaving her enchanting spells. All Greta does is wreak havoc. But when a forgotten spell comes back to haunt her, Greta's stuck learning something she should have learned long ago. Vibrant, colorful, and full of whimsical detail, Cyd Moore's illustrations complete the magic of this clever tale.

Alicia y Greta: Un cuento de dos brujas

Steven J. Simmons (author), Cyd Moore (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9780881061338

Children follow the adventures of two witches with very different personalities, one kind and one mischievous, as they learn the golden rule.

Fiona's Luck

Teresa Bateman (author), Kelly Murphy (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916434

The greedy Leprechaun King has locked away all the luck in Ireland and the whole country has fallen in to despair. Through clever charades, Fiona outwits the Leprechaun King and restores luck to the land. Luminous illustrations add to the magic and wonder of this original folktale.

Can I Bring My Pterodactyl to School, Ms. Johnson?

Lois B. Grambling (author), Judy Love (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891417

Kids are in for Jurassic-size laughs as they follow a boy in his quest to bring a pterodactyl to school. And not jsut any pterodactyl: this one wards off bullies, loves to read stories, and makes an excellent science display. Hilarious illustrations capture the madcap imagination of the determined hero and his creative pleas to his teacher.

Watch Out for Wolfgang

Paul Carrick (Illustrator) (author), Paul Carrick (Illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570916892

Paul Carrick recycles The Three Little Pigs into a humorous fractured fairy tale about being yourself. An old mother robot sends her three sons, Rod, Slick, and Dudley, out into the world to seek their fortunes. But Wolfgang the Recycler is after them for their precious parts. How will the three robots protect themselves and their factories from clever Wolfgang?

Wiggle and Waggle

Caroline Arnold (author), Mary Peterson (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893077

Wiggle and Waggle are two wormy best friends. Wiggle and Waggle live in the garden. They like to dig in the dirt. They work hard, but also make time for fun,Äîpicnics, swimmin

What Really Happened to Humpty?

Jeanie Franz Ransom (author), Stephen Axelsen (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580893916

Joe Dumpty, Humpty's brother and private detective, thinks Humpty Dumpty's fall was no accident. But who would have pushed him? Was it Little Miss Muffet? Old Mother Hubbard? Chicken Little? Joe has until five o'clock to question characters and catch the culprit.

Super Sam

Lori Ries (author), Sue Rama (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580891714

Sam is a super brother. He can run. He can leap. He can climb tall cliffs! But when his baby brother gets hurt, Super Sam must try his hardest to save the day. This simple, charming story and its bold, energetic illustrations are just right for lap sharing and story hour.

The Ugly Vegetables

Grace Lin (author), Grace Lin (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570914911

It's easy to appreciate a garden exploding with colorful flowers and fragrances, but what do you do with a patch of ugly vegetables? Author/illustrator Grace Lin recalls such a garden in this charming and eloquent story. The neighbors' gardens look so much prettier and so much more inviting to the young gardener than the garden of "black-purple-green vines, fuzzy wrinkled leaves, prickly stems, and a few little yellow flowers" that she and her mother grow. Nevertheless, mother assures her that "these are better than flowers." Come harvest time, everyone agrees as those ugly Chinese vegetables become the tastiest, most aromatic soup they have ever known. As the neighborhood comes together to share flowers and ugly vegetable soup, the young gardener learns that regardless of appearances, everything has its own beauty and purpose.

Fix it, Sam

Lori Ries (author), Sue Rama (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570917226

Petey wants to make something wonderful-but he can't help making a mess along the way. It's a good thing his big brother Sam is always there to fix his mistakes.

Boo Cow

Patricia Baehr (author), Margot Apple (illustrator) (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892995

Thump, creaak, clink-clunk . . . MOOOOO! Mr. and Mrs. Noodleman don't know what to do. They've left city life behind and moved to the country with hopes of being farmers. But their dreams turn grim when nightly visits from Boo Cow scare the Noodlemans' hens so much, they won't lay any eggs! These first-time farmers are at a loss. Why is Boo Cow haunting them, and how can they banish this ghostly bovine visitor? Baehr's fun and accessible text make this book a great read-aloud. With unexpected twists and turns, Boo Cow keeps readers guessing as they attempt to solve the mystery on the Noodlemans' farm. This book is good for your brain because: Great read-aloud, encourages audience participation, promotes the importance of learning about others before we judge them

Froggie Went A-Courtin'

Iza Trapani (author), Iza Trapani (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580890298

"The course of true love never did run smooth." (A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare) Stand aside, Mr. Darcy. Keep walking, Rhett Butler. There's a new romantic hero in town. And, though he may not have all the ladies in the valley swooning with desire, he sure knows how to pitch the woo. Iza Trapani does it once again in this favorite song about a lovesick frog and his search for the perfect missus. Her exquisitely charming and truly funny illustrations that explore the lighter side of romance. Even Jane Austen would have to bow to this most amiable and irresistible story. After all, you might have to kiss a frog to find a prince.

Haunted Party

Iza Trapani (author), Iza Trapani (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580892476

Count up and down for Halloween fun! This humorous, rhyming book invites readers to count eerie party guests (1 to 10) as they arrive at the haunted house of the ghost. When the partygoers are frightened by a group of young trick-or-treaters, readers count backwards as the guests depart. A surprise ending offers a delightfully spooky twist. Filled with Halloween party traditions, Iza Trapani's playful art is a treat for all. This book is good for your brain because: Halloween Customs and Traditions, Math/Counting