The unique writing of Ivy + Bean meets the pep of Clementine and the authentic humor of Dory Fantasmagory in this chapter book series about two girls with the same name and absolutely, definitely, NOTHING else in common. Over the course of a week in school, this bighearted, true-to-life chapter book will resonate with any young reader who's ever felt overlooked, second-best, or defined according to someone else. The first in a series, Best Friends-Ish provides a fresh take on the joys and traumas of elementary school drama. More than anything, second-grader Audrey wants to be the best at something. It always feels like she's not-quite-enough—not smart enough, not fast enough, not funny enough. When her beloved Miss Fincastle announces that a new girl, another AUDREY, is joining the class, Audrey suddenly becomes Audrey L., which makes her feel worse than ever. But is the new Audrey all bad? Might the two Audreys have more in common than just their name? And if the girls become friends, how will Audrey ever figure out how to be her best self—if she can't even be the best Audrey? Visually dynamic and narratively unique, this chapter book series is perfect for fans of the Ivy + Bean, Deckawoo Drive, and The Penderwicks series. TONS OF ILLUSTRATIONS: The book has many black and white illustrations throughout, providing newer readers with the perfect on-ramp from early readers into novels. There's something visual on every page. EMPATHY READ FOR BEGINNING READERS: This book is about embracing people's differences, understanding their similarities, and making new friends. COMING-OF-AGE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: This book encourages young readers to consider and celebrate the things that make them unique, while recognizing that sharing some of those traits with someone else isn't a bad thing. A DILEMMA EVERY KID FACES: Having to share a name with a classmate is one of the biggest nightmares for a kid. That extra last name initial becomes a part of who you are for years to come. It's an annoying, funny subject that kids everywhere will relate to. UNFORGETTABLE, FUNNY WRITING: Carter Higgins's writing is special. This storytelling is friendly, funny, and genuinely good, with an unforgettable voice that doesn’t sound like any other chapter books. Perfect for: Beginning readers, Parents, Educators, Librarians, Grandparents, Anyone looking for a new series, Readers who love books set at school
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 184 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781797200620


Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age. One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, prehistoric-like creature that is seriously injured. Henry immediately names him Yarp and hauls the wounded animal back to his house on a makeshift sled. There he builds a secret cave for Yarp and slowly nurses him back to health. But, as Henry soon discovers, Yarp is not the only unusual beast lurking in the neighborhood. Where did these creatures come from and how can Henry keep his new friend safe?
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Orca Book Publishers, Pages: 240 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781459824447


Part Sandra Boynton, part Each Peach Pear Plum; part Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, part Hippopposites—a treat for the brain and the tongue. With an elegant and simple approach, this thought-provoking concept book shows young readers that everything in the world can be seen from infinite perspectives. Each page compares colors, shapes, and objects in relation to each other. A triangle that is over a square is also under a circle. A circle that is pink also might be a flower. The artful, playful combinations of simple concepts and Higgins's rhythmic writing and expert arrangement of objects on the page make this book a perfect read-aloud, capable of entertaining, educating, and challenging readers in equal measure. There are multiple ways to read the book, allowing it to work for several ages and reading levels at once. The educational value and sheer fun packed into this book's language and visual design will make it a huge hit with educators and librarians, new parents, and creative kids who are visual learners. This striking, delightfully different exploration of shape, color, and patterns redefines what a picture book can be. Read it once, read it ten times. See something new every time. A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO MANY DIFFERENT CONCEPTS: This book's focus on color, shapes, objects, and relative words like "over," "under," and "next to" make this the perfect introduction to basic concepts of all kinds. Rather than traditional concept books that focus on only one idea, this book combines its teaching approach, helping young readers learn more than one concept at once by showing how they relate to each other. A DYNAMIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE: The unusual combination of colors, shapes, and animals intelligently introduces young readers to patterns, classification, and problem-solving. The imaginative language of this book, rich with rhythmic phrasing and a tongue twister–like playfulness, creates a soothing read-aloud text that engages young children with questions and encourages audience participation. PERFECT FOR ANY KIND OF EDUCATION: With a variety of concepts, clear read-aloud qualities, and the many different ways this book engages different styles of learning, this book is ideal for librarians, educators, and anyone creating reading events in their communities. BELOVED AUTHOR: Carter Higgins is not only the author of many acclaimed books for children such as Everything You Need to Build a Treehouse, This Is Not a Valentine, and Bikes for Sale, she's also a seasoned school librarian who's spent many years working with children. Her love of kids—and her passion for teaching—shines throughout this book. EASY ART PROJECT INSPIRATION: Having honed her art skills as an elementary librarian, Carter Higgins makes her own debut as an illustrator for this book with simple, appealing collages. Kids will love making their own art projects inspired by the illustrations in this book. BRIGHT, EYE-CATCHING ART: The simple shapes and lively colors are designed to appeal to young children. Read this if your children enjoy Hervé Tullet's Press Here or Bill Martin Jr.'s Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Perfect for: • Parents • Grandparents • Educators • Gift-givers
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 52 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781797208510


When Dickon Fielding moves to a new neighborhood with his mother, he hopes to get the dog he has always dreamed of when he discovers that the local Humane Society is right on the other side of the fence from his new home.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Orca Book Publishers, Pages: 160 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781551432038


It’s the worst blizzard in fifty years! Delores is very ill, but there’s no way to get through the snow. How long will she be stranded at school? Out on the South Dakota prairie, the winters are fierce. This storm is the worst one yet: It’s below freezing outside, and the winds are howling. All of the other kids have gone home, but Delores’s family can’t get to her, so she has to stay at the school. Between a fuel shortage and having to boil snow for drinking water, it’s been hard for both Delores and her teacher, Miss Martin. Now Delores is very ill. How will Miss Martin get her to the doctor in all this snow? Prairie School was inspired by letters from children at a real South Dakota prairie school, which Lenski then visited during the severe blizzards of the winter of 1950. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Lenski including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Open Road Media, Pages: 206 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781453227503


Nina Soni is a lovable, distractible Indian American girl with big plans and cast of family and friends to help her make her realize her dreams—or resolve the chaos that often results. Nina tried as hard as she could but still somehow forgot about her school project. Fortunately, a class lesson about Alexander Fleming suggests how she might make a great discovery—and thus a great project! But with little sister Kavita's birthday party right around the corner, and her longtime friendship with Jay on the rocks, Nina has a lot to keep track of. Middle grade readers are sure to relate to author Nina Soni and her entertaining efforts to manage her life with lists, definitions, and real-life math problems. Perfect for STEAM enthusiasts.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Peachtree, Pages: 148 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1682632059


In this Capstone Interactive eBook, Jake's class has the best teacher in the world, Mr. Hyde. There's just one teeny, tiny, HUGE problem. Mr. Hyde transforms into a naughty creature whenever he gets upset! Jake's class is desperate to keep their teacher, so they will have to use all their ingenuity to hide the creature and stop the secret from getting out!
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Capstone, Pages: 176 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781496556769


To help TJ with a science fair, Gran introduces him to model rockets that actually fly, but his initial failure with rocket flight leaves him afraid to take any chances.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Orca Book Publishers, Pages: 105 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781551433004


Their Uncle Dan is still missing and Carter and Isabelle are starting to worry, especially after they receive a threatening call from the computer hacker--and he challenges them to match wits with him in Treasure Island.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: ABDO, Pages: 112 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781616419219


At first reluctant to care for his grandmother's cats while she is away on vacation, TJ eventually grows a heart for the animals and in the end, the entire family learns some important lessons.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Orca Book Publishers, Pages: 105 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781551432052