Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow; Tiffany Rose (Illustrator)A little boy who loves storytelling but struggles with writing learns that it's okay to make mistakes in this charming and encouraging picture book from the author of Mommy's Khimar. Abdul loves to tell stories. But writing them down is hard. His letters refuse to stay straight and face the right way. And despite all his attempts, his papers often wind up with more eraser smudges than actual words. Abdul decides his stories just aren't meant to be written down...until a special visitor comes to class and shows Abdul that even the best writers--and superheroes--make mistakes.
Art of Protest by De NicholsFrom Keith Haring to Extinction Rebellion, the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, what does a revolution look like? Discover the power of words and images in this thought-provoking look at protest art by highly acclaimed artivist De Nichols.
Bink and Gollie (kit) by Kate DiCamillo; Alison McGhee; Tony Fucile (Illustrator)Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls -- one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. Full of quick-witted repartee, this brainchild of Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and award-winning author Alison McGhee is a hilarious ode to exuberance and camaraderie, imagination and adventure, brought to life through the delightfully kinetic images of Tony Fucile.
Call Number: Wayne Kit Readers BINK
Blippo and Beep by Sarah Weeks; Joey Ellis (Illustrator)Knock-knock. Who's there? Blippo and Beep! Blippo and Beep are a pair of silly robot friends. While Blippo is good-natured and eager, Beep is a bit more serious and practical. But when they start to share knock-knock jokes with each other, Blippo doesn't really understand how they work, and Beep begins to run out of patience!
Call Number: PZ7.W42235 Bj 2022
Crazy Hair Day Big Book by Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator)In a cheering tale of kindness and friendship, Stanley's worst day ever takes a surprising turn when his classmates concoct a creative show of solidarity. Stanley Birdbaum couldn't be more excited. He has rolled and wrapped and dyed his hair. He has dipped it and sprayed it and made it, well, perfect. He is ready to celebrate Crazy Hair Day at school.
Call Number: Big Book Crazy Hair
Curious George Big Book by H. A. Rey; Margret ReyIn this, the original book about the curious monkey, George is taken from the jungle by the man in the yellow hat to live in a new home, but--oh, what happened! Though trying to be good, George is still very curious and takes a swim in the ocean, escapes from jail, and goes for a flying ride on a bunch of balloons.
The Doorbell Rang (kit) by Pat Hutchins (Illustrator)This enjoyable read-aloud picture book about friendship, sharing, and cookies can also be used to introduce basic math concepts to young children. "Refreshing, enjoyable, and unpredictable."--School Library Journal Each ring of the doorbell brings more friends to share the delicious cookies Ma has made in this beloved classic.
Golden Ticket by Kate EganEleven-year-old Ash McNulty is one of the "gifted and talented" kids at her school, spending most of her day in a special class with a few other advanced students. As the end of fifth grade rolls around, she should be on top of the world. According to everyone, she's going to rock junior high! But Ash has a secret: She can't keep up with her advanced classmates anymore. The minute she asks for help though, everyone will know she's not who they think she is.
Call Number: PZ7.E2773 Go 2022
Handa's Surprise Big Book by Eileen Browne (Illustrator)Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. Which fruit will Akeyo like best, she wonders -- the yellow banana, the sweet guava, the juicy orange, the ripe mango, the spiky pineapple, the creamy avocado, or the tangy passion fruit? As Handa makes the long walk to the next village, carrying the basket on her head, a monkey, ostrich, zebra, elephant, giraffe, antelope, and parrot steal her fruits, one by one. But little do they know that Handa has an even bigger surprise in store! Ideal for reading aloud, Handa's Surprise is available as a Big Book suited for sharing with groups of young children.
Honeybee Rescue by Loree Burns; Ellen Harasimowicz (Photographer)Follow honeybee rescuer Mr. Nelson as he expertly removes a colony of bees from Mr. Connery's barn (with a vacuum!) and helps it relocate back to a hive. Photographs of Mr.Nelson's relocation of the colony help bring the honeybee rescue to life. Nature lovers and scientists-to-be will be abuzz as they learn all the ways to keep honeybees (and our ecosystem) safe.
Call Number: SF523.5 .B87 2022
Howard the Average Gecko by Wendy Meddour; Carmen Saldaña (Illustrator)Some of the world's most amazing animals are camouflaged! Too bad Howard is too full of himself to notice. Howard thinks he's the most exceptional creature in the entire rainforest. That's because no other creature is as fantastically camouflaged as he is! But when Howard learns that other creatures can be camouflaged, too, he doesn't feel so special anymore. In fact, he might just be...GASP...average! Who could ever love a completely unexceptional gecko like Howard? Dip into this vibrantly illustrated and funny tale to find out!
Knight Owl by Christopher DeniseA determined Owl builds strength and confidence in this medieval picture book about the real mettle of a hero: wits, humor, and heart.
Call Number: PZ7.D41496 Kn 2022
Listen by Shannon Stocker; Devon Holzwarth (Illustrator)From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn't hear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a new way. And soon, the world was listening too.
Call Number: ML3930.G6 S76 2022
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (kit) by Frances Ruffin; Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)All Aboard Reading! On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car--even on roller-skates--to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy, this book captures the spirit of this landmark day in American history and brings Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to vivid life for young children.
National Geographic Readers: Puffins (Pre-Reader) (kit) by Maya MyersFollow Atlantic puffins as they build their nests, fish for yummy snacks, and go about their day. Get to know these quirky birds in this new pre-reader from National Geographic. Perfect for beginning and young readers, National Geographic Pre-readers include simple, expert-vetted text and large, engaging photos on every page. A vocabulary tree at the beginning of the book introduces kids to key words in concept groups, helping kids make connections between words. Plus, a wrap-up activity gives kids a chance to use what they've learned, while expanding their understanding of the world.
Call Number: Wayne Kit Readers PUFFINS
Nine Ducks Nine Big Book by Sarah Hayes (Illustrator)Candlewick has selected NINE DUCKS NINE to be a BIG Book because it exemplifies the qualities -- rhythmic texts, repetitive words, dynamic illustrations, and engaging story lines -- that make large-format books so useful in helping children to read and learn.
Call Number: Big Book Nine Ducks
Not Starring Zadie Louise by Joy McCulloughIn this "entertaining and moving" (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade novel that's perfect for fans of Tim Federle and Gordon Korman, Zadie is determined to spend the summer helping at the community theater--but things go hilariously awry! Zadie loves Tae Kwon Do, comic books, and outer space. She also loves visiting the community theater that her mom runs, especially the lighting grid over the stage and the stage manager's booth, which is filled with levers and buttons like a spaceship control panel. So when the family's finances suffer a blow and Zadie has to give up her usual activities to spend the summer at the theater, she doesn't mind too much. After all, she's always wanted to tech a show. She knows she'd be great at it, but her mom and the new stage manager are totally opposed to the idea of having a kid do tech. Instead, Zadie's stuck handing out snacks and folding flyers. But the future of the theater rides on this show, and Zadie is determined to help. She's going to make Spinderella the hit of the season--unless she accidentally turns it into a disaster.
On My Papa's Shoulders by Niki Daly (Illustrator)Whether it's jumping in puddles with Tata in the rain, greeting the neighborhood cat on the quiet back streets with Gogo, or holding hands with Mama while rushing to make the bell, walking to school with family is the best. But nothing is better than walking to school with Papa. From high above, resting on Papa's shoulders, all of the town is in perfect view, and Papa always says "I love you" when he says goodbye. A sweet ode to fatherhood and the special relationships children share with each member of their family.
Call Number: PZ7.D1715 Om 2022
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Big Book by Bill Martin; Eric Carle (Illustrator)New big books to share with a group! Big books are ideal for use with a large group--they are oversized at 14-1/2 x 18 inches. A perfect way to enjoy Holt favorites with many children at once! A collection of endangered animals appear in Bill Martin Jr's rhythmic text with Eric Carle's vibrant images, and all are watched over by our best hope for the future--a dreaming child. Also available in big book format: The Colors of Us By Karen Katz Here are My Hands By Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, illustrated by Ted Rand In the Small, Small Pond By Denise Fleming
Rick the Rock of Room 214 by Julie Falatko; Ruth Chan (Illustrator)Rick is a rock. For as long as he can remember, he's lived on the Nature Finds shelf in Room 214 alongside an acorn, some moss, and a piece of bark. One day, the teacher shows the class what rocks do outdoors, and Rick is captivated. Exploding out of volcanos? Plunging off cliffs? Now Rick's determined to get outside--after all, he's a rock, and rocks are made for adventure. But when Rick does make his way into the great outdoors, he finds it's not quite what he imagined--and that sometimes the greatest adventure of all is being a friend.
Call Number: PZ7.1.F348 Ri 2022
Shapes [kit] by Mercer Mayer"It's easy and fun for kids to learn their shapes! Mercer Mayer's popular Little Critter shows toddlers a shooting star, an oval train track, a crescent moon, and a sweet heart-shaped valentine."
Call Number: Wayne Kit Readers SHAPES
Sir Ladybug and the Queen Bee by Corey R. Tabor (Illustrator)Woven seamlessly into this funny and surprising story are the themes of friendship, bravery, teamwork, creative thinking, and helping others. With warmth and heart, surprising and delightful asides, and a memorable cast of characters, this series will appeal to avid and reluctant readers alike.
Call Number: PZ7.7.T33 Sir 2022
A Spoonful of Frogs by Casey Lyall; Vera Brosgol (Illustrator)A witch's favorite treat is frog soup. Luckily, it's healthy and easy to make. To give it that extra kick and a pop of color, the key ingredient is a spoonful of frogs. But how do you keep the frogs on the spoon? They hop, they leap, they hide . . . and they escape. What is a poor witch to do? Casey Lyall is a master of comedic timing with her deceptively simple and energetic text, and Caldecott Honor winner Vera Brosgol's vibrant, hilarious illustrations make the witch--and the frogs!--practically leap off the page.
Take a Stand, Rosa Parks (kit) by Peter RoopTake a Stand, Rosa Parks! by Peter and Connie Roop. It is one in a series of chapter book biographies the Roops have done for Scholastic. Rosa Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on James Blake's bus. Take a Stand explains the circumstances of Rosa's life that lead her to take on James Blake.
Victory. Stand! by Tommie Smith; Derrick Barnes; Dawud AnyabwileOn October 16, 1968, during the medal ceremony at the Mexico City Olympics, Tommie Smith, the gold medal winner in the 200-meter sprint, and John Carlos, the bronze medal winner, stood on the podium in black socks and raised their black-gloved fists to protest racial injustice inflicted upon African Americans. Both men were forced to leave the Olympics, received death threats, and faced ostracism and continuing economic hardships. In his first-ever memoir for young readers, Tommie Smith looks back on his childhood growing up in rural Texas through to his stellar athletic career, culminating in his historic victory and Olympic podium protest.
Call Number: GV697.S65 A3 2022
What Do You See?: a conversation in pictures by Barney Saltzberg (Illustrator); Jamie Lee Curtis (Photographer)How creatively do you see things? She took photographs of things she loved and sent them to him. He drew pictures on her photographs of things he saw and sent them back to her. Real-life friends Barney Saltzberg and Jamie Lee Curtis share their fun, funny, and imaginative creations, encouraging readers to find their own unique perspectives lurking in puddles and noodles, fruit and flowers. This project was born out of a school visit where Jamie complimented Barney's creativity, lamenting her own inability to draw . . . and Barney countered that everyone is creative in their own way. They joined forces to create a book that is sure to inspire kids of all ages.
Call Number: PZ7.S1552 Wd 2022
What I Like about Me!: a book celebrating differences Big Book by Allia Zobel Nolan; Miki Yamamoto (Illustrator)The kids in What I Like About Me, are as different as night and day. And, guess what? They love it. Some adore the fact that their braces dazzle and gleam, others feel distinguished when they wear their glasses. This fun-loving book, with a mirror included on the last page, proves to kids that, in a world where fitting in is the norm, being different is what makes us special. Helping children learn about diversity, while fostering self-esteem, is what this super-sized Teacher Classroom Pack is all about.
Call Number: Big Book What I
Wretched Waterpark by Kiersten WhiteMeet the Sinister-Winterbottom twins, who solve mysteries at increasingly bizarre summer vacation destinations in the hopes of being reunited with their parents-or at the very least finally finding a good churro.