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The Apple Tart of Hope
by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435616
Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Bullies, Coming of Age, Love & Romance, Hope, Family & Relationships
Recommendations: A*, C, K*, SLJ
CCSS: RL.7.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
W.7.4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
SL.7.1, 1c, 1d, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.7.3, 4, 5, 5a, 6
Grade: SEVENTH | Age: 10 up | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-30 | Pages: 160


Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
by Jane Cabrera
Jane Cabrera, Illustrator
Board Book | size: 5 1/3 x 6 | US $7.99 | ISBN: 9780823436316
Themes: Preschool, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: L.1.1, 1b, 1f, 1g, 1h, 1j, 2, 2a, 2b, 2e
W.1.3, 5, 6, 8
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 2b, 2d, 3, 3b, 3e,4, 4b
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
RL.1.1-7, 9, 10
Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 24


Ballerina Gets Ready
by Allegra Kent
Catherine Stock, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435630
Themes: Time, Girl Interest, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: SL.2.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 6
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10
W.2.1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8
RF.2.3, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
L.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4e, 5, 5a, 6
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-30 | Pages: 40


Balthazar Fabuloso in the Lair of the Humbugs
by I.J. Brindle
Sholto Walker, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435777
Themes: Family & Relationships, Humor, Coming of Age
Recommendations: A, SLJ
CCSS: RL.5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
L.5.3, 3b, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6
RF.5.3, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.5.1, 2, 4, 5, 6
W.5.4, 9, 9a, 10
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-03-31 | Pages: 240


Big Cat
An I Like to Read® Level A
by Ethan Long
Ethan Long, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823435388
Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Preschool, Repetition
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.K.2, 3, 5, 7, 8
L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 2d, 4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 3, 3a, 3c, 4
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


Desert Dark
by Sonja Stone
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $17.95 | ISBN: 9780823435623
Themes: Mystery & Suspense, Adventure, Survival, Love & Romance, Coming of Age, Good vs. Evil
Recommendations: A, K, PW
CCSS: L.9-10.1, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
SL.9-10.1, 1c, 1d, 6
W.9-10.4, 6, 7, 9, 10
RL.9-10.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10
Grade: EIGHTH | Age: 12 up | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 336


Down on the Farm
by Merrily Kutner
Will Hillenbrand, Illustrator
Board Book | size: 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 | US $7.99 | ISBN: 9780823421770
Themes: Preschool, Rhyme & Alliteration, Music, Song & Theater, Farming & Farm Life, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, BL, K, PW, SLJ
Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 0 to 2 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 24


Drew the Screw
An I Like to Read® Level E
by Mattia Cerato
Mattia Cerato, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823435401
Themes: Self-Esteem, Acceptance & Belonging, Easy Readers
Recommendations: K, A
CCSS: RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9
W.1.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1h, 4, 4a, 4c, 5a, 5b, 5c
RF.1.1, 2, 2b, 3, 3b, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


Here Is Big Bunny
by Steve Henry
Steve Henry, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $15.95 | ISBN: 9780823434589
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Easter, Preschool
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: W.K.3, 5, 7, 8
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 3, 3a, 3c, 4
L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 4, 5, 5a, 5c, 6
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 40


A Hippo in Our Yard
by Liza Donnelly
Liza Donnelly, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 1/4 x 9 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435647
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Humor, Easy Readers
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: RF.1.1, 2, 3, 3c, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9
L.1.1, 1b, 1d, 2, 2b, 4, 5, 5b, 5c, 6
W.1.2, 3, 5, 7, 8
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 4, 5, 6
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 7 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-28 | Pages: 32


A Hole in the Wall
by Hans Wilhelm
Hans Wilhelm, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 1/4 x 9 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435357
Themes: Humor, Friendship, Repetition, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: L.K.1, 1b, 1c, 1e, 2, 2b, 4, 5, 5a, 5c
RF.K.1, 2, 3, 3c, 4
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.K.3, 5, 7, 8
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


I See and See
An I Like to Read® Book Level B
by Ted Lewin
Ted Lewin, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823435449
Themes: Repetition, Preschool, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K, SLJ, A
CCSS: RI.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
W.K.3, 5, 6, 7, 8
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 4, 5, 5c, 6
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 3, 3c, 4
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


Just a Lucky So and So
The Story of Louis Armstrong
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
James E. Ransome, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 11 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823434282
Themes: Historical Fiction, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Human & Civil Rights, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: K, SLJ, A
CCSS: RF.4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 4c
L.4.3, 4, 4a, 5a, 5b, 6
RI.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10
SL.4.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5
W.4.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9b, 10
Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-27 | Pages: 40


The Little Tree That Would Not Share
by Nicoletta Costa
Nicoletta Costa, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 7 1/2 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435494
Themes: Sharing, Friendship, Seasons, Emotions & Feelings, Preschool, Weather
Recommendations: SLJ, K, A
CCSS: L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4b, 4d, 5, 5a, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3e, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
W.2.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
SL.2.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


Looking for Bongo
by Eric Velasquez
Eric Velasquez, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435654
Themes: Family & Relationships, Determination, Preschool, African American Interest, Hispanic American Interest
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ*
CCSS: SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.1.3, 5, 8
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
L.1.1, 1d, 1j, 2, 2b, 4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 3 to 6 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


Nate Likes to Skate
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Bruce Degen
Bruce Degen, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823434565
Themes: Friendship, Rhyme & Alliteration, Easy Readers, Sharing
Recommendations: A, SLJ
CCSS: SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.K.1, 3, 5, 7, 8
L.K.1, 1b, 1c, 1f, 2, 2d, 4, 5, 5c, 6
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
RF.K.1, 2, 2a, 2c, 2e, 3, 3b, 3c, 4
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


Noodlehead Nightmares
by Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss
Tedd Arnold, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 6 1/8 x 9 | US $15.95 | ISBN: 9780823435661
Themes: Humor, Friendship, Bedtime Stories, Making Choices
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: W.2.1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
SL.2.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 4, 5, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 4, 4a, 4c
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4d, 5, 5a, 5b, 5b
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10
Grade: SECOND | Age: 6 to 10 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 48


Not Me!
An I Like to Read® Book Level D
by Valeri Gorbachev
Valeri Gorbachev, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 x 10 | US $14.95 | ISBN: 9780823435463
Themes: Friendship, Repetition, Loyalty, Humor
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
RF.K.1, 2, 3, 3c, 4
L.K.1, 1b, 1f, 2, 2a, 4, 5, 5c, 6
RL.K.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10
W.K.1, 3, 5, 7, 8
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


Our Teacher Is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories
by Mary Amato
Ethan Long, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435531
Themes: Humor, School, Writing
Recommendations: A, K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: RF.4.3, 4, 4a, 4b
RL.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
SL.4.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 9a, 10
L.4.3, 3a, 3b, 4, 4a, 5, 6
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-03-31 | Pages: 256


Place Value
by David A. Adler
Edward Miller, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 1/2 x 10 | US $17.95 | ISBN: 9780823435500
Themes: Counting
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: CCSS.Math.Content.4.NBT.A.1
W.3.4, 8, 10
SL.3.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 6
L.3.4, 4a, 5, 5b, 6
RI.3.1, 2, 3, 4, 7
CCSS.Math.Content.5.NBT.A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.1, A.1a, A.1b, A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2, B.2a, B.2b,
Grade: SECOND | Age: 5 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-28 | Pages: 32


Row, Row, Row Your Boat
by Jane Cabrera
Jane Cabrera, Illustrator
Board Book | size: 5 1/3 x 6 | US $7.99 | ISBN: 9780823436323
Themes: Preschool, Rhyme & Alliteration, Music, Song & Theater
Recommendations: A, C, K, SLJ
Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 24


Run for Your Life!
Predators and Prey on the African Savanna
by Lola M. Schaefer
Paul Meisel, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 9 x 11 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435555
Themes: Animals/Nonfiction, African, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A, K, PW, SLJ
CCSS: L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1g, 1I, 1j, 4, 4a, 4c
W.1.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
SL.1.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
L.1.5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 6
RI.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 3f, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
Grade: SECOND | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 40


Scam on the Cam
A Sesame Seade Mystery #3
by Clémentine Beauvais
Sarah Horne, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823436309
Themes: Humor, Mystery & Suspense, Adventure
Recommendations: K
CCSS: RL.4.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10
L.4.3, 3a, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6
RF.4.3, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.4.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 4
W.4.4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 9a, 10
Grade: FOURTH | Age: 7 to 11 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 192


Seeking Cassandra
by Lutricia Clifton
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435609
Themes: Science & Nature, Adventure, Coming of Age, Mystery & Suspense
Recommendations: A, K
CCSS: RL.5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
L.5.3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6
RF.5.3, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.5.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 4, 5, 6
W.5.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9a, 10
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-28 | Pages: 192


Snowize & Snitch
Highly Effective Defective Detectives
by Karen Briner
Victor Rivas, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435678
Themes: Mystery & Suspense, Humor, Adventure, Coming of Age
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: L.5.3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
W.5.4, 9, 9a, 10
RL.5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
SL.5.1, 1c, 2, 4, 6
RF.5.3, 4, 4a, 4c
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-03-31 | Pages: 272


Strudel's Forever Home
by Martha Freeman
Trade Binding | size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435340
Themes: Animals/Fiction, Adoption
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: W.5.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9a, 10
RL.5.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
L.5.3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a, 6
RF.5.3, 4, 4a, 4b
SL.5.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 4, 6
Grade: FIFTH | Age: 8 to 12 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 192


Surprise in the Meadow
by Anna Vojtech
Anna Vojtech, Illustrator
Reinforced | size: 8 X 10 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435562
Themes: Seasons, Science & Nature, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: W.2.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
SL.2.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
L.2.5, 5a, 5b, 6
RL.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10
L.2.1, 1f, 2, 2c, 3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4d
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-02-15 | Pages: 32


There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
by Jane Cabrera
Jane Cabrera, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435548
Themes: Rhyme & Alliteration, Bedtime Stories, Family & Relationships, Mother's Day, Preschool
Recommendations: K, SLJ
CCSS: L.1.1, 4, 4a, 4c, 5, 5c, 6
W.1.1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10
RF.1.1, 2, 2b, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
SL.1.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


Whose Eye Am I?
by Shelley Rotner
Reinforced | size: 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 | US $16.95 | ISBN: 9780823435586
Themes: Animals/Nonfiction, Science & Nature
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: W.2.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RI.2.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
L.2.3, 4, 4a, 4c, 4d, 4e, 5, 5a, 5b, 6
RF.2.3, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4, 4a, 4c
SL.2.1, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 6
Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 32


You're Pulling My Leg!
400 Human-Body Sayings from Head to Toe
by Pat Street and Eric Brace
Eric Brace, Illustrator
Trade Binding | size: 9 x 10 7/8 | US $18.95 | ISBN: 9780823421350
Themes: Humor, Poetry, Writing
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ
CCSS: RF.4.3, 4, 4a
L.4.1, 3, 3a, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 6
RL.4.1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10
SL.4.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.4.4, 7, 8, 9, 10
Grade: FOURTH | Age: 6 to 10 | Season: SPRING
Pub date: 2016-01-31 | Pages: 48