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.



Underhand

Underhand Author M.J. McIsaac
ISBN-10 9781459804173
Release 2014-03
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



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.



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.



Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0615473938
Release 2008-08
Pages 32
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Even though she is teased by a boy at school for being different, Lucy has the courage to be herself and comes to the boy's aid when he is in need of help.



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?



More Blueberries Read Along

More Blueberries  Read Along Author Susan Musgrave
ISBN-10 9781459817692
Release 2017-09-01
Pages 24
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This is an enhanced ebook with a read-along function.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!"



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.



The Juice Box Bully

The Juice Box Bully Author Bob Sornson
ISBN-10 1933916729
Release 2010-09-21
Pages 32
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Pete has a hard time fitting in at his new school, but he soon learns that bullying and tolerating bad behavior is not in keeping with Mandell Elementary's "Promise."



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.



Pink Tiara Cookies for Three

Pink Tiara Cookies for Three Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0615516203
Release 2012-01
Pages 24
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When Jasmine moves in across the street, best friends Sami and Stella learn to make room for one more friend.



Spoonful of Sweetness

Spoonful of Sweetness Author Maria Dismondy
ISBN-10 0984855823
Release 2014
Pages 16
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During playtime, babies display positive character traits, including kindness, friendship, empathy, courage, and respect.



The Hole Story of the Doughnut

The Hole Story of the Doughnut Author Pat Miller
ISBN-10 9780544866850
Release 2016-05-03
Pages 48
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In 1843, fourteen-year-old Hanson Gregory left his family home in Rockport, Maine, and set sail as a cabin boy on the schooner Achorn, looking for high-stakes adventure on the high seas. Little did he know that a boatload of hungry sailors, coupled with his knack for creative problem-solving, would yield one of the world’s most prized and beloved pastries. Lively and inventive cut-paper illustrations add a taste of whimsy to this sweet, fact-filled story that includes an extensive bibliography, author's note, and timeline.



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.



Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise

Nate the Great and the Tardy Tortoise Author Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
ISBN-10 9780385376907
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 48
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These chapter books introduce beginning readers to the detective mystery genre. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and someone is eating the flowers in Nate the Great's garden. A green tortoise is slowly, slowly stepping across the lawn, and Nate is slowly, slowly following him. Where does Nate's green guest truly belong? It may take all of Nate the Great's patience and sharp eyesight to find out slowly. From the Hardcover edition.