Counting by 7s, by Holly Goldberg Sloan. When Willow’s parents tragically and unexpectedly die, she relies on her one friend’s family and an apathetic school counselor to help her find her way in the world. This is a story about not labeling people, about family being what you make it, and about believing in yourself and others.
unBEElievables, by Douglas Florian. Truly un-bee-lievable honeybee poems and paintings! This is the not-to-be-missed poetry book. Clever, smart, and often silly poems printed on vibrant color with stunning illustrations. This is the way to make facts stick, and this book is brilliant with the addition of bee facts. Fun to read aloud.
That’s a Possibility!: A Book About What Might Happen, by Bruce Goldstone. This mathematical concept book is disguised in colorful photos and great fun! As children learn about possibility and probability, you’ll feel like you’ve given them something educational – but they’ll be having too much of a good time to notice!
The Snow Queen, by Hans Christian Andersen; illus. by Bagram Ibatoulline. When Kai mysteriously disappears, Gerda sets out on an epic quest to save her best friend from the enchantment of the evil Snow Queen. A classic tale of friendship, love, and bravery, beautifully retold with lavish illustrations by master artist Bagram Ibatoulline.