The Jelly Donut Difference

The Jelly Donut Difference Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0997608501
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 32
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Leah and Dexter are brother and sister. They don t always get along. In fact, there are times they can be downright mean to each other. The ooey, gooey jelly donuts in this story are a testament to the power of kindness, caring and generosity. Find out if Leah and Dexter will ever learn to get along! Bite into the power of paying it forward by adding The Jelly Donut Difference to your family s home collection or classroom library"



The Potato Chip Champ

The Potato Chip Champ Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0984855815
Release 2012-12-01
Pages 32
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Champ and Walter, two boys from very different worlds, have a seemingly insignificant thing in common--their love for potato chips--but when Champ's world starts to crumble, Walter's kindness helps him feel better.



The Courage to Be Kind

The Courage to Be Kind Author Jenny Levin
ISBN-10 9781480837188
Release 2017-02-08
Pages 36
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Have you been at the grocery store and your child points at someone who looks different and asks loudly, “What’s wrong with that person?” or “Why does he need a wheelchair?” Your first reaction is usually to hush your child and apologize to the person or hope he or she didn’t notice. Telling a child to be quiet and not look can be shameful for both the child and the person with the difference. Instead of silencing our children and ignoring their curiosity, we should embrace uniqueness in a positive way. In The Courage to Be Kind, authors Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen teach children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different. Learn with Sam and Ellie as they encounter and interact with several kids in different ways. Ellie is blunt and often offensive. Sam tries to find common ground with each person and provides an example of how to behave. The dramatization of each difference includes photographs and a list of frequently asked questions so kids and parents can learn about various syndromes together. Through a series of scenarios, The Courage to Be Kind offers a tool to facilitate conversations about kindness and to teach with the art of compassion.



Underhand

Underhand Author M.J. McIsaac
ISBN-10 9781459804180
Release 2014-03-01
Pages 192
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Fifteen-year-old Nick Carver is tired of living in his older brother's shadow. Markus is the lacrosse team hero, love interest of Nick's longtime crush and now the recipient of a prestigious scholarship from the Philston Weiks Academy. When a mistake at provincials results in Markus's goal being discounted, rumors start going around school that he cheated. Suddenly, Philston Weiks is "rethinking" Markus's scholarship offer. They've also invited other players, including Nick, to try out for Markus's spot. Nick is flattered but conflicted. He's pretty sure his brother didn't cheat. But can he prove it? And if he does, will he ruin his one chance to finally be in the spotlight?



Melena s Jubilee

Melena s Jubilee Author Zetta Elliott
ISBN-10 9780884484455
Release 2016-11-08
Pages 32
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Named to Bank Street College of Education’s prestigious 2016 Best Children’s Books of the Year with a star for outstanding merit. Named to Bayviews Outstanding List (online journal for the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California (ACL)) 2017 Skipping Stones Honor Book After being sent to bed early the previous night, Melena wakes up to a new day with a song in her heart. At breakfast she learns she has been given a “fresh start,” and she decides to celebrate by doing things differently for the rest of the day. Melena chooses not to fight with her brother, and shares the money she has rather than demanding to be repaid by a less fortunate friend. This story introduces children to the concept of jubilee, which stresses the important principles of debt relief, generosity, and forgiveness. Aaron Boyd’s mixed-media illustrations are as bright and vivid as a sun-washed day. Fountas & Pinnell Level M



More Blueberries

More Blueberries Author Susan Musgrave
ISBN-10 9781459807099
Release 2015-03-01
Pages 24
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These young twins can't get enough of their favorite snack -- and they aren't the only ones! With playful rhyming text from award-winning poet Susan Musgrave and gorgeous illustrations by Esperança Melo, this exuberant board book will delight little ones and have everyone happily shouting, "More blueberries!"



The Magic Poof

The Magic Poof Author Stephen Hodges
ISBN-10 9781493184446
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 34
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In the vibrant sequel to the critically acclaimed “The Magic Poof”, we find the practical Ange-Marie facing a test when her mischievous Poof reveals himself to a perfect stranger! That stranger is Ling. A daredevil and fashionista as unique as the Poof and Ange-Marie herself. With Ling swinging from to and fro on the jungle gym at school the Poof decides to catch her when she falls. But now that a stranger knows Ange-Marie’s secret, how will Ling react? Find out in this enchanting sequel that teaches the importance of being yourself while making friends with others. ”The Magic Poof – A New Friend” is an vibrant story bundled with adventure and delight.



Sprinkle Your Sparkles

Sprinkle Your Sparkles Author Kirsten Tulsian
ISBN-10 1938326202
Release 2013-09-15
Pages 30
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Did you know that everyone has sparkles? They're deep within us and we give them away every time we are thoughtful toward others. Through beautiful illustrations and engaging text, readers will be captivated and encouraged to spread their sparkles to everyone they meet or encounter.



Finding the Green Stone

Finding the Green Stone Author Alice Walker
ISBN-10 015227538X
Release 1991
Pages 40
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After saying unkind things to family and friends, Johnny loses both his green stone and his interest in life, and he recovers them only when he discovers love in his heart.



The Little Linebacker

The Little Linebacker Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 098485584X
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 32
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Stephen is a little kid with big dreams of playing football. The odds are against him when he is tested and faced with challenges. This is a story of a boy who worked hard to defy the odds and become a leader.



Teal

Teal Author Renee Galvin
ISBN-10 1682738906
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 28
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Little Teal crayon is trying to find out where he belongs at clean-up time. Is he a blue crayon or a green?



The Great Henry Hopendower

The Great Henry Hopendower Author Justin Roberts
ISBN-10 9780399546389
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 32
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For fans of Grandpa Green, a young boy remembers his much-loved grandpa in this touching story about family, memory and everyday magic. Henry wakes up one bright morning ready to take on the day and find magic! After all, he is the Great Henry Hopendower—an aspiring young magician who learned everything he knows from the very best, his grandpa. Henry has so many favorite memories of his grandfather, including his house with its wobbly cuckoo clock and his famous leaning tower of pancakes that tipped but never toppled. And then there was the day his grandpa gave him a red checkered suit and shared the secret to being a magician: magic is everywhere, you just have to see it. So with Grandpa’s words as his guide, Henry sets off to do the truly impossible. This heartwarming story is a celebration of the magic that surrounds us all and the people we love most.



Chocolate Milk Por Favor

Chocolate Milk  Por Favor Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0984855831
Release 2015-04-01
Pages 32
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Johnny is a big fan of school but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe arrives. Gabe doesn't speak any English, and that doesn't stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. What will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join in the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way? Johnny realizes a powerful message in this story where empathy and inclusion teach us that actions speak louder than words. Read to find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.



The End of the Wild

The End of the Wild Author Nicole Helget
ISBN-10 9780316245128
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 272
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A modern, beautifully written story set against the backdrop of the controversial issue of fracking that explores the timely themes of poverty, environmental protection, what makes a family, and finding your place in the world. Eleven-year-old Fern's rundown home borders a pristine forest, where her impoverished family hunts and forages for food. It's also her refuge from the crushing responsibility of caring for her wild younger brothers and PTSD-stricken stepfather. But when a fracking company rolls into town, Fern realizes that her special grove could be ripped away, and no one else seems to care. Her stepfather thinks a job with the frackers could help pull the family out of poverty. Her wealthy grandfather--who wants to take custody of Fern and her brothers--likes the business it brings to his manufacturing company. Facing adversity from all sides, can one young girl make a difference in the fate of her family and their way of life?



Love You When

Love You When   Author Linda Kranz
ISBN-10 9781589797048
Release 2012-11-16
Pages 32
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Popular “rock artist” Linda Kranz returns to remind us that those we love are always with us. During the course of each day, something sparks a thought or memory, and a loved one comes to mind. Perhaps it’s a sound, a fragrance, or something that catches our eye; when this happens we can’t help but pause for a moment and smile. So give this book to the special loved ones in your life, and they will share with you all the times they think to themselves how much they love you, when . . .



Cosmic Commandos

Cosmic Commandos Author Christopher Eliopoulos
ISBN-10 9781101994498
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 192
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In this graphic novel adventure for readers of Hilo and Roller Girl, a pair of twin brothers accidentally bring their favorite video game to life—and now they have to find a way to work together to defeat it. Jeremy and Justin are twins, but they couldn’t be any more different from each other. Jeremy is a risk taker who likes to get his hands dirty; Justin prefers to read, focus, and get all his facts straight before jumping in. But they do have one important thing in common: They both love video games. When Jeremy wins a cereal-box charm that brings his favorite video game to life, villains and all, he finds that he’s in way over his head. Justin knows everything there is to know about the rules of the game—he read the handbook, of course—and Jeremy isn’t afraid to try new things. Can these two mismatched brothers work together to beat the video game that has become their life?



You Sprinkle Happiness

You Sprinkle Happiness Author Laura Lavigne
ISBN-10 0692556796
Release 2015-10-27
Pages 36
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You have a Super Power! You have the Super Power to Sprinkle Happiness. Laura Lavigne, creator of the Happiness Sprinkling Project, reminds children - and all of us - of our amazing, HUGE Super Power.