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Andre, the Five-Star Cat

Andre, the Five-Star Cat by Alma Hammond

In this children's picture book, a spoiled Russian blue cat living in a fancy hotel in Paris, France finds himself unable to enter the hotel one day. Hungry and alone, he strolls to the Tuileries Gardens, where he teams up with street cats to find food and shelter. The friendship and sharing he experiences makes André a grateful and happy cat!


Cursive Letter G

Cursive Letter G by Tanner Howsden

Gabe is a special education student who has just been given a difficult task by his teacher - write a cursive letter G! He tries to get help from his teachers and classmates, but no one seems to understand why he is struggling to learn. Will Gabe ever learn how to write a cursive letter G?


Books For Benjamin

Books For Benjamin by R.G. de Rouen

Benjamin would rather read about adventures in a giant peach than eat one! Unlike his family members who are happily munching away on scraps, Benjamin is a different kind of worm. He loves to read. Yet, all he finds are old newspapers and magazines full of tomato splotches. Not one to give up on his dreams, Benjamin sets off on a quest to find “real" books. Witty illustrations by Uliana Barabash are a great accompaniment to this delightful story written by R.G. de Rouen. Join Benjamin on his book-hunting adventure and watch your little ones search for Benjamin’s famous signature in their books! The perfect choice for parents, teachers and librarians looking for: Inspiring the love of reading and the value of libraries Books for reluctant readers Role model books for children A humorous read for bedtime BUY NOW and rekindle the joy that you had as a child of going to the library and discovering that first book!


Peggy's Little Pumpkin

Peggy's Little Pumpkin by Ellie Lieberman

Ben invites his grandmom, Peggy, to go with him to the pumpkin patch, where he learns about family traditions and that "sometimes the best things come in little packages."


The Way the Cookie Crumbles

The Way the Cookie Crumbles by Ellie Lieberman

A peek at the Christmas tree, when Brigid and her basset, Basil, were supposed to be asleep, reveals someone stole Santa's cookies. Can Brigid and Basil get them back in time to save Christmas? A fun holiday tale exploring the popular idiom: "that's the way the cookie crumbles."


Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder by Amy Nielsen

We all know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. But what you may not know is that this familiar fairytale can also help us understand autism spectrum disorder. As a mother of a child with ASD, Amy struggled to find materials to share with her son’s cousins and peers on the complexities of ASD, what to expect, and how to interact and have fun with a person on the spectrum. So, she created her own! Goldilocks and the Three Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder is a retelling of a beloved classic. In this unique version, Goldilocks exhibits many of the characteristics of a child with autism, such as sensory sensitivities and challenges in understanding social norms. As an added bonus, this one-of-a-kind story includes an ASD glossary of terms as well as discussion questions. It is perfect for libraries, classrooms, families of children with autism, or readers of all ages who want to learn more about ASD. While every person’s autism presents differently, Goldilocks’ autism can help the reader understand the autism of someone they know a little better.


I Like Ducks: All Year Long

I Like Ducks: All Year Long by Carolyn Wild

I LIKE DUCKS: ALL YEAR LONG is a beginner reader that showcases the four seasons with the life of the Indian Runner ducks on the Wild Acres farm. This charming story features engaging photos paired with simple text, fun science facts and a picture dictionary, which means this just-right text will help build independence and confidence for young readers.


Where Fireflies Sleep

Where Fireflies Sleep by Karen A. Wyle, illustrated by Barbara Dessi

What is sweeter than the special times a parent and child spend together? In this picture book, Molly and her father sit on the porch as a summer day moves into evening. They're waiting for fireflies. The reader shares Molly's excitement and delight as first one and then more of the glowing insects appear. Molly has questions about fireflies, and her father does his best to answer. And then it's time to get ready for bed. After she's finally tucked into bed, Dad goes out on the porch for one final word with the fireflies.


Wind, Ocean, Grass

Wind, Ocean, Grass by Karen A. Wyle, illustrated by Tomasz Mikutel

This unique picture book has neither human nor animal characters, but instead features the wind speaking to the grass, explaining how long grasses are both like and unlike the waves of the ocean. Through lyrical prose and breathtaking impressionist-style paintings, the reader follows the wind’s journey over sea and land: the many moods of the ocean, the different seasons of the grassy field. We see glimpses of the birds that live off the bounty of the ocean, and the birds and flowers that live among the grasses. Through this nature metaphor, the story, without becoming didactic, teaches children about seeing commonality and celebrating differences.


When It's Winter

When It's Winter by Karen A. Wyle, illustrated by Barbara Dessi

What makes winter special? This picture book celebrates the many fun activities and sensory experiences of the season. Follow a girl and her dog through the play and discoveries of a snowy day, and on toward bedtime. The first person narrative will encourage new readers to claim it as their own. The repetition of the phrase "When it's winter . . ." will encourage children to chime in, and be of assistance to early readers.


You Can't Kiss A Bubble

You Can't Kiss A Bubble by Karen A. Wyle, illustrated by Siski Kalla

Bubbles don't last long. But bubbles are lovely, full of colors, floating on the breeze. What can you do with a bubble? How many children - and adults - find bubbles fascinating, enchanting? And yet they're so different from most things we enjoy, lasting only a few moments. This little book, with its lovely and whimsical illustrations, looks at both the charm and the transitory nature of bubbles, and reminds us that we can take joy even in the impermanent.


The Hat

The Hat by Darya Lenkou

The book introduces young readers to the story of Charlie Chaplin, one of the most famous comedians in history. It is written in a way more suitable for children to read and learn about Charlie Chaplin. We all remember him with his favorite iconic bowler hat, mustache, and cane. It`s a story about a little mouse named Charlie who lives in a town in the olden times. Charlie is a lonely mouse with only one little bug friend. The adventure begins when Charlie finds a bowler hat one day, and it helps him discover his talent. The ability to make laugh and be a comedian himself.


The Dragon Hunters

The Dragon Hunters by James Russell

Away across the oceans, where few have dared to roam, upon a wondrous island, a family made its home. Living on an island means life is full of adventure for brothers Flynn and Paddy. So when a dragon swoops out of the sky and nabs their beloved dog, Coco, Flynn and Paddy know it's up to them to bring her home. That night, they pack their bags, make some terrible sandwiches, and set off on an epic adventure... See the map in this book come alive! Includes BONUS Dragon Brothers map in 3D for your phone or tablet! Download the free AR Reads app on your Android--or iOS--compatible smartphone or tablet to see and hear dragons fly, geysers gush, and get a glimpse of your favorite characters in action!


A Girl Named Adam

A Girl Named Adam by Jordan J. Scavone

A Girl Name Adam follows fourth grade best friends, Annie & Adam. But, when Adam starts wearing dresses and changes their name to Addie, all Annie wants is her best friend back.


Atlas the Moroccan Dino: Face his Fear

Atlas the Moroccan Dino: Face his Fear by Rakan Azize

Atlas isn’t like the other Spinosauri. In fact, the thought of deep water makes his tail curl. But when he’s invited to join a competition to see who can hunt the most fish, he’d rather mask his uncertainties than be seen as a coward. So, does Atlas have what it takes to win? And can he prove that he has the courage to wade into deeper water? Or will he remain in the comfort of the shallows forever?


City Kitties

City Kitties by Rizwan Asad

When naughty little Mitten asks Nessie why she never falls for his tricks, Nessie answers with a tale of experience. She's "been there, done that!" Told in gentle rhymes, City Kitties is more than a story about knowing the value of experience. It's about knowing which experiences are truly valuable.


The Pirates of Pepper Pot Point

The Pirates of Pepper Pot Point by Michele Schultz

The Pirates of Pepper Pot Point is the story of a little boy named Peter that has a scary adventure with a pirate who circles the waters of a town called Pepper Pot Point. During this adventure, Peter befriends this pirate and teaches him a valuable lesson, friends are worth more than their weight in gold.


The Monster Dog: A Small Dog with a Big Attitude

The Monster Dog: A Small Dog with a Big Attitude by Carmen Tribbett

'The Monster Dog: A Small Dog with a Big Attitude' is the first in 'The Monster Dog' series of children's books written by Carmen Tribbett. A little dog tells the reader about her day-to-day life, causing mischief and making her owner laugh. Ideal for children, ages 3-7 years.


The Monster Dog - A Small Dog with a Big Heart Learns About Alzheimer's Disease

The Monster Dog - A Small Dog with a Big Heart Learns About Alzheimer's Disease by Carmen Tribbett

The second in a series of books for children, The Monster Dog is narrated by 'Tasse' the Shih Tzu. Tasse's story teaches children about Alzheimer's Disease and the changes it can cause in their loved ones. Suitable for young readers, ages 7 to 12 years.


Annalise's Up and Down Day

Annalise's Up and Down Day by Denise Jenne

This is the story of one day in the life of three-year-old Annalise. The winsome watercolor illustrations follow her through her daily activities, adventures and misadventures on one summer day, as she explores the meaning of "up" and "down" in her world.


JELLYBEANS

JELLYBEANS by Kiersten Hall

Thirty-five jellybeans have come together to share a sweet and thoughtful poem about kindness and inclusivity with children, ages 0 to 6 years. Join in their adventure as they celebrate their unique qualities, together and as friends. The JELLYBEANS book is sure to be a favorite among children and their families.


Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks

Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks by Kurt Fried

Have you ever wondered why tooth fairies want your teeth in the first place? Or how fairies fly? Or how they carry money so much larger than they are? What if the answer is… SCIENCE? This is the story of two sisters who learn about the world of tooth fairies, and how they're really all scientists and engineers. When one of the fairies disappears, the girls will have to think quickly to solve the mystery. Hold on tight... Tooth Fairies and Jetpacks is a joy to read aloud, and parents who want their children to be excited by science will be delighted to read this modern, witty tale to them. It's especially great for kids who have lost a first tooth (kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2). "This is a charming tale perfect for young children filled with questions. Its storyline encourages inquiry and builds enthusiasm for science. And the characters' technological skill, scientific knowledge, initiative, and agency make it an excellent modern counterpart to classic images of tutu-clad fairies." - Read. Learn. Repeat.


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