I'm Glad for Where I Am

Rachel Cruze
Ramsey Press
ISBN: 979-8-88782-017-0

All around the world, there are little animals who are convinced that moving to a new, exciting place will make them happy -- but will it really? Rachel Cruze's beloved cast of characters is back in a brand-new story that will capture the imagination and spark conversations about gladness, gratefulness, and the gift of home.

As your child follows the animals through their adventures in the ocean, forest, and the African plain, they’ll see how each one has been uniquely created by God with everything they need to flourish right where He has placed them.

I'm Glad for What I Have

Rachel Cruze
Ramsey Press
ISBN: 979-8-88782-016-3

All around the world, there are little animals who are sure that new toys will make them happy—but will they really? Journey along with them as they discover the only gift that never breaks, wears out, or gets lost.

You Will Always Belong

Matthew Paul Turner
Convergent Books (Penguin Random House)
ISBN: 978-0-59323-475-4

You Will Always Belong is a joyous reminder that we were created by God with infinite beauty and purpose from the day we were born, just by existing as who we are, with all of our quirks and differences. In this hopeful and encouraging children’s book, parents and kids alike will be encouraged to live confidently and freely as their whole selves, certain that God created everyone exactly as they are supposed to be.

Baa Baa Tap Sheep

Kenda Henthorn
Sleeping Bear Press
ISBN: 978-153411-156-1

As a trio of tired tots settles into bed for the night, the sheep who should be helping them count down to slumber kick up their hooves instead in an energetic dance performance. Starting with one little lamb and counting up to 10, these "sleep" sheep tap, waltz, tango, and even boogie as they get their nighttime groove on. But finally, after their energy is danced out, nap sheep lull everyone to sleep.

Time For School! (American Girl)

Lauren Diaz Morgan
Little Golden Book/Penguin Random House
ISBN: 978-059348-326-8

Go to school with Courtney™, Kirsten™, Addy™, and other American Girl® characters in this all-new Little Golden Book. Whether celebrating a first day of school, graduation, or the school days in between, this Little Golden Book makes a timeless gift for children ages 2 to 5 and collectors of all ages.

Joe Biden: A Little Golden Book Biography

Shana Corey
Little Golden Book/Penguin Random House
ISBN: 978-059347-938-4

Help your little one dream big with a Little Golden Book biography all about President Joe Biden! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers! This Little Golden Book about Joe Biden--who overcame stuttering, served as Vice President under Barack Obama, and was elected the 46th President of the United States--is an inspiring read-aloud for young girls and boys.

Matzah Craze

Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh
Kar-Ben Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-5415-8668-0

When Noa refuses to swap anything from her lunch one day, her friends wonder why. It’s because it’s Passover! But friendly Noa figures out a way to bring her friends into the holiday fun.

Angel! Angel! What Do You See?

Cherie Pless Dittmer
Concordia Publishing
ISBN: 978-075866-210-1

Angel! Angel! What Do You See? tells the Christmas story in sequential order, in familiar rhyming text and rhythm that young children will quickly pick up and repeat. Originally published in paperback and board book form, this version of this children's picture book features updated artwork, bold illustrations that will make it a favorite for families with young children, early childhood educators, and day-care providers. Each spread introduces a new character and nudges ahead in the Christmas story.

Rubio and Julienne

Dan Paley
Tilbury House
ISBN: 978-088448-487-5

The rich interplay of sweet and salty flavors, similar to the one your taste buds might have enjoyed today at breakfast, is not a dance shared by Rubio Fromage and Julienne Cheri. Rubio's family eats only salty food. Julienne's family eats only sweet. Such lack of contrast in their fare is made even less palpable by the fact that their little shops are situated in plain, drool-inducing sight of the other on opposite sides of Charcuterie Street. One morning, while making deliveries, a chance encounter awakens their taste buds, but their parents quickly end the budding food romance. Fortunately for these star-crossed foodies, a happy and rather delicious ending awaits both their palates and parents.

Ernie's Wish Trail

Maia Orion
ISBN: 978-0-9969264-0-9

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In every interaction Ernie has, up pops a new wish to be someone else – enchanted with their natural gifts. Ernie’s wish trail ends in rediscovering simple pleasures and the joys of being himself.

The Coal Thief

Alane Adams
Spark Press
ISBN: 978-0-9862436-0-8

Brrr! Georgie wakes up to a freezing morning back in 1920’s Pennsylvania and gets the bad news—there is no coal to heat the farmhouse, and he knows there is no money to buy more coal. Along comes Georgie’s friend Harley to drag him off on an adventure to find some mysterious “black gold.” Before Georgie can catch his breath, he’s in a pile of trouble up to his ears. Take a trip back in time to join Georgie in a heart warming tale of mischief made and lessons learned in America’s storied past.

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The Egg Thief

Alane Adams
Spark Press
ISBN: 978-1940716275

Young Georgie wakes up to a morning of chores in 1920s Pennsylvania when he gets the bad news—someone has stolen all the eggs in the henhouse! The culprit is Buster, a stray dog who drags Georgie off on an adventure to find more eggs. Before Georgie can catch his breath, he’s in over his head. Take a trip back in time as you follow Buster and Georgie and their mischievous antics in this heartwarming tale of farm life in America’s storied past.

The Santa Thief

Alane Adams
Spark Press
ISBN: 978-1940716862

It’s winter in Girard, Pennsylvania and the pond is completely frozen over―ready for a young boy to go skating!―but Georgie’s ice skates are too small. All Georgie wants for Christmas is a new pair of skates. But times are tough in 1920s Pennsylvania, and he gets the disappointing news Santa might not come this year. Follow Georgie as he decides to take matters into his own hands―and discovers what Christmas is all about.

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The Circus Thief

Alane Adams
ISBN: 978-194300-675-5

The circus is in town, and Georgie has his heart set on going. When Papa agrees to take him and his friend Harley, the boys marvel at the amazing elephants and clowns. But the best act of all is the amazing Roxie, a trained horse who can do all sorts of tricks. When Georgie is invited to ride on her back, he discovers it's her last show―Roxie is going to be sent to the work farm! When Roxie bolts with Georgie on her back, Papa must come to his rescue.

Watch author, Alane Adams read The Circus Thief on KidLitTV!

Kobee Manatee: Heading Home to Florida

Robert Scott Thayer
Thompson Mill Press
ISBN: 978-0-9883269-2-7

Come with Kobee and his friends, Pablo the Hermit Crab and Tess the Seahorse, as they adventure from the Northern Atlantic Coast down to the warm waters of Florida.

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Kobee Manatee: A Wild Weather Adventure

Robert Scott Thayer
Thompson Mill Press
ISBN: 978-0988326941

Kobee Manatee wants to surprise his sister Kim, who lives in the Bahamas, on her birthday. But it won't be easy to get there from Key West, Florida. Kobee has to travel across the mighty Atlantic Ocean and into the strong Gulf Stream current. Not only that – it's hurricane season!

Can Kobee and his friends Tess and Pablo travel safely through all of the wild tropical weather coming their way? A thrilling tale loaded with surprises, fun, and exciting facts all about weather.

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Kobee Manatee: Shipwreck Sea Friends

Robert Scott Thayer
Thompson Mill Press
ISBN: 978-0-997123-93-7

Kobee Manatee with his pals, Tess the seahorse, and Pablo the hermit crab, meet some new sea friends as they explore colorful coral reefs and the historic shipwreck of the S.S. Antonio Lopez near Puerto Rico. You'll discover some of the most colorful reef fish in the world!

But wait ... Kobee becomes trapped deep inside the ship! Can he be saved in enough time?

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Kobee Manatee: The Great Blue Hole Hazard

Robert Scott Thayer
Thompson Mill Press
ISBN: ‎ 978-099712-399-9

Kobee and his friends swim from the Cayman Islands to Belize to help Kobee’s cousin Quinn with her new underwater all-veggie bistro. On their Caribbean journey, Kobee Manatee and his seafaring pals encounter the harmful effects of climate change and plastic pollution, along with several other unforeseen problems. They discover a distressed sea turtle, a giant Portuguese man-of-war, and a venomous scorpionfish. Then the friends discover the amazing Great Blue Hole. Their adventure takes another surprising turn when Pablo plunges into its huge abyss! Can Kobee and his buddies save Pablo?

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Vulture Verses: Love Poems for the Unloved

Diane Lang
Prospect Park Books
ISBN: 978-0-9834594-5-3

They scuttle, slither, buzz, and crawl;
They get no praise or love at all,
But is there someone who will send
A note that says, "You have a friend"

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On The Day Love Was Born

Dana Cerrito
Little Hill Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-9835048-0-1

On the Day Love Was Born offers a short-but-sweet sentiment about the special bond between parent and child. With delightful illustrations, it takes you back to the day that Love came to life and made the promise of a connection between two souls. Such a relationship was meant to be.
Inclusive of all families, this book is an expression of love told through touching characters, and imparts to both parent and child the feeling of undeniably belonging to each other.