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Kindergarten: 1 book (Starting in October)

First Grade: 1 book

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ABCs from Space

A Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine Best Book of 2017 A 2018 NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Titles "Twenty or so years from now, we may point to this book as the launchpad for the careers of astrophysicists and astronauts." --The New York Times "Young children will find the alphabet in amazing places in ABCs from Space, an abecedary composed of distant landforms, cloud formations, and sinuous waterways." --The Wall Street Journal "This remarkable bird's-eye...view of the planet...lets readers see Earth--and the alphabet--in a new light." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) Look up! Does that cloud look like an animal? Do the stars form a circle in the sky? But have you ever wondered what our world looks like from space? Discover the alphabet in an all-new way with this clever picture book filled with unaltered images of Earth from space. In this ingenious alphabet book, scientist and writer Adam Voiland takes us on a journey of our planet from afar. And you might be very surprised at what you see. Could that river form an A? Could those clouds form a B? These awe-inspiring and unaltered images of Earth from above showcase the diversity and beauty of our amazing planet in a special and unique way. From A to Z, ABCs from Space is a rare opportunity to see Earth like you could never have imagined. And as you go through the book, play a guessing game of where and what the letters might be and then find the answers in the detailed descriptions in the back of the book along with information about the science of space.

After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back up Again)

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty. Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after? Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall--that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most. Will he summon the courage to face his fear? After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.


In 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi asks Indians to give one family member to the freedommovement, ten-year-old Anjali is devastated to think of her father risking his life for the freedomstruggle.But it turns out he isn't the one joining. Anjali's mother is. And with this change comesmany more adjustments designed to improve their country and use ?ahimsa'non-violentresistance'to stand up to the British government. First the family must trade in their fineforeign-made clothes for homespun cotton, so Anjali has to give up her prettiest belongings.Then her mother decides to reach out to the Dalit community, the ?untouchables? of society.Anjali is forced to get over her past prejudices as her family becomes increasingly involved inthe movement.When Anjali's mother is jailed, Anjali must step out of her comfort zone to take over hermother's work, ensuring that her little part of the independence movement is completed.Inspired by her great-grandmother's experience working with Gandhi, New Visions Awardwinner Supriya Kelkar shines a light on the Indian freedom movement in this poignant debut.

Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo!

Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you're a little alien feeling under the weather. Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on hand to make him feel a little better (not to mention a Milky Way milkshake to help the medicine go down). Even so, the family's alien pooch, Mars Rover, can't stand to see his little buddy feeling out of sorts. Can a loyal pup's funny tricks finally coax a smile?

Ally-Saurus and the Very Bossy Monster

What happens when a bossy new girl tries to make everyone play by her rules? Ally-saurus is back--and ROARING louder than ever! Ally-saurus and her friends always have lots of fun playing pretend. They stomp, they roar, they dance, each in their own way. But new girl Maddie wants everyone to play by HER rules. "Monsters can't be dinosaurs or dancers," she insists. Worst of all, she won't let little Petey have his teddy bear! Can Ally-saurus help Maddie understand that bossiness is no fun at all?  With charm and humor, Richard Torrey teaches a gentle lesson in respecting each other's differences . . . and playing nice.