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Bradley, Sandra, author.
"Eight-year-old Daniel loves helping his Great-Uncle Lewis, a chocolatier, and he secretly gifts chocolates to classmates who need cheering up. When Uncle Lewis goes away, Daniel's loneliness is obvious--and it turns out his "secret" gift-giving has been obvious too. His classmates respond with a bounty of small gifts to lift his spirits. Includes an author's note about empathy and acts of kindness."-- Provided by publisher.
Slegers, Liesbet, author, illustrator.
An enlightening and informative book about construction workers and what they do. For children ages 5 years and up. A construction worker builds houses. First the ground is made even, and then a layer of concrete is poured over it. Now the construction worker can get started. He builds the walls and makes sure they're straight. When that's done, he adds a roof, doors, and windows. But there's still a lot more to be done inside . . .
Compestine, Ying Chang, author.
The animals of the zodiac gather one by one to make long life noodles for Snake's birthday.
Kurpiel, Sarah, author.
Elephant's reluctance to perform at the class recital leads her to make new discoveries about her talents.
Dahl, Roald, author.
Matilda discovers different ways one can experience love, whether in a favorite book, with friends and family, or in the unlikeliest of places.
Leduc, Denise, author
On a fall day Charlotte wants to go to the playground, but Grandma has other plans. Grumpy and reluctant, Charlotte trudges along. When Grandma pins a red flower on Charlotte?s coat, Charlotte starts to become curious. She then begins to learn more about Remembrance Day while participating in her first Remembrance Day service
Bolling, Valerie, author.
Bright sun, School's done! Step, push. Glide, whoosh! This energetic picture book celebrates community and milestones big and small, following children as they make their way home from school through their vibrant neighborhood.
Peot, Margaret, author, illustrator.
"Dramatic paintings reveal the sources of light, both natural and manmade, and encourage children to look around and observe"-- Provided by publisher.
John, Jory, author
Holding a bunch of grudges, Sour Grape finds the tables turned when a friend holds a grudge against him, making him realize how unfair grudges can be--and how much sweeter life can be with a little compassion and gratitude.
Kay, Ella (Children's author), author
"A curious little girl loves to ask questions. Most of all, she loves to hear how she was made with the help of an egg donor! A quirky, funny, and celebratory story that teaches kids about one of the many ways babies join a family. Inspired by the author's own experiences, this joyful picture book is a great way to introduce kids to the concept of egg donation."-- Provided by publisher.
Hill, Susanna Leonard, author.
From soaring imaginations to endless determinations, little boys are made up of all different kinds of combinations!
Maruno, Jennifer, 1950- author.
As the day ends and a little girl is put to sleep by her mother, night-helper bunnies work their magic to tidy and polish the world. These helpers paint flowers, dust butterflies, and charge rainbows to make the world a beautiful place to wake up to.