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THE LAST DAY JULIAN WAS MY BEST FRIEND

Two Lions/Amazon, June 4, 2024

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Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

ISBN-10: 1662516169

ISBN-13: 978-1662516160

A touching story of true friendship and the power of forgiveness.

Best friends and neighbors Anthony and Julian are having the summer of their lives. Making pancakes, riding bikes to the beach, playing in the sand and surf…They have everything they need for an epic summer vacation. But Anthony is worried. He has a secret―a secret about Julian’s missing marble. And he knows that once Julian finds out about it, he’ll be mad. He may not even want to be Anthony’s best friend anymore. So Anthony is determined to have the best last day as Julian’s best friend…until he can’t hold in his secret any longer. But maybe Julian has a surprise of his own to share with Anthony.

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PORCUPINE HAD A FUZZY SWEATER

Magination Press, Fall 2024

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When Porcupine loses the sweater his grandma made, he struggles with telling her. He doesn’t want her to be sad. But after several creative attempts at a solution and much soul-searching, Porcupine wonders if honesty might be the best policy.

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TOO MUCH TOUCH

Picture Window Books/Capstone, August 1, 2023

Illustrated by Gal Weizman

ISBN-10: 1484684400

ISBN-13: 978-1484684405

Taylor is back from summer camp, and he’s excited to see all his friends and family. So excited, in fact, that he forgets to keep his hands to himself. One by one, his friends become upset with him, and he cannot figure out why. Will Taylor come to realize that he’s invading their personal space?

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THE WORRY WARTHOG

Picture Window Books/Capstone, August 1, 2023

Illustrated by Gal Weizman

ISBN-10: 1484684303

ISBN-13: 978-1484684306

Winona tends to worry about all the things that could go wrong, and it’s turning her into a worry warthog! From monsters under the bed to failing math tests, worries keep swirling around in her head. Can Winona learn some ways to keep her anxiety under control?

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SOMETIMES I AM HOT LAVA

Beaming Books, April 2, 2024

Illustrated by Amelie Videlo

ISBN: 1506493459

Sometimes when I get mad . . . Bubble . . . Boil . . . Erupt!

Most of the time, Buddy is a regular kid. He has ups and downs. But when things don’t go his way, he can feel the magma bubble and boil inside of him until he erupts like a volcano. Fortunately, he knows a few ways to return to feeling as calm and cool as igneous rock.

Sometimes I Am Hot Lava shows kids like Buddy how to manage feelings of anger and frustration through mindful breathing techniques. Backmatter teaches readers about anger and helps us identify what we’re feeling, why we’re feeling it, and what we can do about it.

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PUP IS LOST

Highlights Press, March 15, 2022

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1644726823

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1644726822

Fox can’t find his black-and-white puppy–where could Pup be? In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can join in the search and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support that will keep readers turning the pages. With a bonus matching activity to reinforce vocabulary, kids will love playing along in this forest adventure.

Highlights Puzzle Readers offer an innovative approach to learning that integrates puzzles and stories to develop motivated, confident readers. These Level P books are perfect for kids just beginning to read simple sentences.

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WAKE UP, BEAR!

Highlights Press, March 15, 2022

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1644726866

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1644726860

Bear looks for Duck, his friend who visits each spring, but is Bear up too soon? In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can join in the search and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support that will keep readers turning the pages. With a bonus matching activity to reinforce vocabulary, kids will love playing along in this forest adventure.

Highlights Puzzle Readers offer an innovative approach to learning that integrates puzzles and stories to develop motivated, confident readers. These Level P books are perfect for kids just beginning to read simple sentences.

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A HOUSE FOR MOUSE

Illustrated by Clair Rossiter
Highlights Press, April 13, 2021
ISBN: 1644723417

Mouse is looking for a new house, but everything Bear and Squirrel suggest isn’t quite right. In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, readers can join in the search for a house for Mouse and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support that will keep readers turning the pages, while the puzzle encourages re-reading. With a bonus matching activity to reinforce vocabulary, kids will love playing along in this forest adventure.

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FOX WANTS A PET

Illustrated by Clair Rossiter
Highlights Press, September 21, 2021
ISBN: 164472460X

Fox is looking for a pet, but everything Bear, Mouse, and Squirrel suggest isn’t quite right. In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, kids can join in the search and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support that will keep readers turning the pages. With a bonus matching activity to reinforce vocabulary, kids will love playing along in this forest adventure.

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A SCARF FOR SQUIRREL

Illustrated by Clair Rossiter
Highlights Press, September 21, 2021
ISBN: 164472457X

Bear and Mouse lost the scarf they want to give their friend, Squirrel. In this Level P Highlights Puzzle Reader, readers can join in the search for the scarf and then find hidden letters throughout the book. The simple text has lots of picture support that will keep readers turning the pages. With a bonus matching activity to reinforce vocabulary, kids will love playing along in this forest adventure.

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