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A Letter From Your Teacher: On the First Day of School

From the author and illustrator of Our Class is a Family, this heartwarming picture book helps teachers in welcoming their new group of students on the first day of school. Through a letter written from the teacher’s point of view, students are given the message that their new teacher is someone they will get to form a special bond with. Their teacher is not only there to help them academically, but also to cheer them on, and to provide a caring, safe environment for them to learn and grow.

During back to school time, teachers are wanting to set the tone for the new year. In addition to establishing rules and procedures, they are ready to get to know their kids and start building positive relationships. This is a read aloud that helps with laying that foundation, and it serves as a great starting point for get-to-know-you activities and class community building.

There is a blank space on the last page for teachers to sign their own name, so that students know that the letter in the book is coming straight from them. With its sincere message and inclusive illustrations, A Letter From Your Teacher is a valuable addition to any elementary school teacher’s classroom library.

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Children’s book about the history of important inventions which changed the world

It’s Just Me, Hutchel

This is an inspiring, page turning, feel good story about overcoming your fears.

Margot Merriweather

The fun-filled Lackovic family live in Perching Pile, close to the cottage of the witch, Margot Merriweather. They are deeply shaken when one of their daughters, Esther, is kidnapped from under their noses by the wicked Hobgoblin, who has an old score to settle. When Margot and her talking cat, Mordred, set off that morning to lay in stores for the coming snowfall, they have no idea that they are about to become caught up rescuing the missing Esther from the clutches of the evil Hobgoblin. To outwit him, they will have to befriend the tricky Wood Dragon and call on the help of the smallest doctor in town, who happens to be a bat. Between them, can they restore poor Esther to her family? Helped by a generous sprinkling of spine-tingling magic and an unreliable broom, and buoyed up by some mouthwatering catering by the cook, Mrs Marmalade, resourceful Margot and Mordred set about sorting out the mess. But will they succeed?

Ada Twist, Scientist

Ada Twist’s head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie—stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer—Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don’t go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.

Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!

Rosie Revere, Engineer
Iggy Peck, Architect
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
Iggy Peck’s Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Rosie Revere’s Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
Questioneers Family Calendar

Diary of a Giraffe. Harry and Bedtime

“Meet Harry, the kindest giraffe in the world, in the story Diary of a Giraffe: Harry and Bedtime by Jenny Mitchell and Eugenia Mitchell. This book is very appropriately subtitled Bedtime Story Picture Book Helping your Kids Overcome Fears before Sleep. All children are Harry’s friends and he helps them to fall asleep easily and overcome nighttime fears.
Harry is ready to help anyone and his long neck reaches any window.

This delightful story is about helping children overcome their fears before sleeping and about kindness. Harry’s kindness is tangible to young readers throughout the story. The beautiful illustrations are lively and colorful and they bring Harry and the rest of the characters to life.
The pictures also breathe energy into the scenes, giving them fluidity and movement.
What a perfect picture book for bedtime storytelling!”
– Readers Favorite

Hank, The Therapy Dachshund

The touching and true story of Hank, a silver dappled dachshund, who discovers he may have a talent to comfort people as a therapy dog. Does he have the “right stuff”? Grab Hank’s leash and look over his shoulder with author, owner and handler, Mika Ryan, as Hank narrates his heartwarming journey from young pup to old dog. Hank introduces you to his family members along with his real-life dachshund friends. Young readers will discover a variety of dachshund sizes, colors and personalities. Hank spotlights their differences and how he becomes friends with them all. Read about Hank’s challenges as he shares the tests he must pass and the commands he must learn to become a therapy dog. Does Hank have the courage to complete the task? Many children will be able to read this story on their own or with help from an adult. It is also appropriate as a bedtime story for infants and younger children who will enjoy the color, the story and the dog illustrations. This book is the perfect gift for Dachshund fans. However, anyone who loves dogs will find this a sweet and informative book about a little dog with a big personality who lived an extraordinary life.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal)

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge—with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

Little Traveler Board Book Set

Introduce your little traveler to landmarks, food, animals, and vehicles from around the world with Mudpuppy’s Little Traveler Board Book Set. The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books, 8 pages per book, packaged together in a slipcase box.

The 4 board books feature Food, Vehicles, Landmarks, and Animals from countries around the world:
– Food: Germany, Mexico, Japan, Italy
– Vehicles: England, United States of America, Barbados, Thailand
– Landmarks: France, Egypt, India, United States of America
– Animals: Madagascar, Iceland, Galápagos, Australia

• Package in a slipcase: 4″ cube
• 8 pages per book, 32 pages total
• Greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.
• Ages 0-5

My Seventh-Grade Life in Tights

All Dillon wants is to be a real dancer. And if he wins a summer scholarship at Dance-Splosion, he’s on his way. The problem? His dad wants him to play football. And Dillon’s freestyle crew, the Dizzee Freekz, says that dance studios are for sellouts. His friends want Dillon to kill it at the audition—so he can turn around and tell the studio just how wrong their rules and creativity-strangling ways are.

At first, Dillon’s willing to go along with his crew’s plan, even convincing one of the snobbiest girls at school to work with him on his technique. But as Dillon’s dancing improves, he wonders: what if studios aren’t the enemy? And what if he actually has a shot at winning the scholarship?

Dillon’s life is about to get crazy . . . on and off the dance floor in this kid-friendly humorous debut by Brooks Benjamin.

The 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe…bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky…The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues…be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
State icons celebrating the state’s people, places, and history
Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state’s history

Each state’s map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

So pack your bags and say later ‘gator…the great States await!

Travel and Adventures of Well-Padded Puss: Fairy Tale – Book 3

This is book three of: Travel and Adventures of Well-Padded Puss

Those who have already met the famous traveler Puss and his friends — Fox, Wolf, Hunter and Hedgehog in the 1st and 2nd books do not need an introduction to these brave friends. But if you are not familiar with Puss. I will explain why they call him so. You see, he was not really fat, but he is kind of. Well, he calls himself “not skinny”. Why Puss? For unknown reasons, he disliked cats, although he recognized them as his relatives. Puss claimed that he was a representative of a completely separate type of creatures — Pusses. His friends and acquaintances did not argue with him, and they nicknamed him Well-padded Puss just to please him. In this book, exciting adventures and meetings with old acquaintances await the friends again.

Travel and Adventures of Well-Padded Puss: Fairy Tale – Book 2

This is book two of the three book series: Travel and Adventures of Well-Padded Puss

Have you already met the brave traveler Puss and his friends — Fox, Wolf, Hunter and Hedgehog? For those who are not familiar with Puss, I will explain why they call him this. For unknown reasons, he disliked cats, although he recognized them as his relatives. Puss claimed that he was a representative of a completely separate type of creatures — Pusses. His friends and acquaintances did not argue with him, and they nicknamed him Well-padded Puss just to please him.

Travel and Adventures of Well-Padded Puss: Fairy Tale – Book 1

There once was Puss, and he was not really fat, but he was kind of… Well, he called himself “not skinny”. Why Puss? For unknown reasons, he disliked cats, although he recognized them as his relatives. Puss claimed that he was a representative of a completely separate type of creatures — Pusses. His friends and acquaintances did not argue with him, and they nicknamed him Well-padded Puss just to please him.

It is known that once real adventures begin, they never end. Puss does not even suspect that a trip to the Faraway Lands, acquaintance with aliens and continued rivalry with Scrappy dogs and artful Sly U are waiting for him. But he can always count on his friends’ help and the good magic of Stapler, who will never let him down.

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14)

Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?

And don’t miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal—the instant #1 bestseller—told from Greg’s best friend Rowley’s perspective!

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin’s rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids-both young and old. A great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, and graduation. The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes.

Down with the Dance

Middle School Mayhem: Down with the Dance is the first book in this action-packed, hilarious series.

Meet Austin Davenport, whose fabulous luck landed him on this earth only eleven short months after his brother, Derek, putting them in the same grade. While Austin’s brain power is unmatched, it appears as if his brother got all the athletic gifts and the family butt-chin, meaning their parents love Derek more than Austin, or so it seems.

Join Austin on his journey through the tumultuous waters of middle school as he navigates the swampy and undeodorized hallways and explores the depths of the cafeteria’s seafood surprise.

Oh, and someone is plotting to take down the Halloween Dance, the one that Austin has his sights set on, so he can take Sophie Rodriguez, a girl way out of his league, but who doesn’t seem to know it.

Can he stay one step ahead of the new principal who has it out for him? Will Austin figure out who the perpetrators are? Will he save the dance in time? Will he wear a diaper on a stakeout?

This first in a planned series of twelve will have you ROFLing like you never have before.

The funny and fast-paced nature of this series is meant for middle grade and early young adult readers.

Beware! This series has the tendency to turn reluctant readers into eager ones.

Sisters First

A young girl’s wish is granted when a new sister arrives. While the baby can’t do much, over time the big and little siblings become inseparable, playing and dancing, imagining and laughing. By each other’s sides, they are smarter, kinder, and braver than they ever thought they could be. And they are forever sisters first.

This exquisite celebration of the bond between sisters is inspired by the spirited childhood of Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.

Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1)

George and Harold have created a new breed of justice — one that is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound digs into deception, claws after crooks, rolls over robbers, and scampers after squirrels. Will he be able to resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?

Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one’s self.

An Introduction to Genetics for Kids

An Introduction to Genetics for Kids presents the study of genetics in a fun and engaging way by encouraging active discussion and practice of critical thinking skills. Author and illustrator Jane Zebrack wishes to raise awareness of genetic diseases and instill in children a passion for learning about genetics and science. For more information, visit https://janezebrack.com.

Stop! Breathe! And Think!

Stop! Breathe and Think! is about Lemar, a girl who loses her drawing at preschool and becomes confused about her feelings. children will feel accomplished when they engage in solving a mystery! This could be a great story for Parents to scaffold with children about feelings, self-regulation skills, and resilience. The storyline includes open-ended questions to enhance children conversing skills, therefore, language development.

Just Me and My Dad (Little Critter)

A small creature describes a camping trip that he and his father take.