And Then I Turned into a Mermaid (And Then I Turned into a Mermaid, #1)

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And Then I Turned into a Mermaid (And Then I Turned into a Mermaid, #1)
For fans of Emily Windsnap and Maybe A Mermaid, And Then I Turned into a Mermaid is a funny, heartfelt coming-of-age story, perfect for 10 year old girls and any young mermaid fan!

Will Molly sink or swim as she attempts to hide her (Very Weird) new double identity?

Molly Seabrook's dull seaside life is turned upside down when she turns 13 and is let in on the family secret: she's PART-MERMAID! Molly isn't exactly thrilled. Not only does she already have to dress up as a fish to promote the family seafood restaurant, but now she actually is part fish? Growing up is hard enough without sprouting a fish tail in math class, or disguising your gills from the cute boy at the ice cream stand.

Follow Molly as she attempts to navigate the stormy seas of social awkwardness, best friend fallouts, and the World's Most Embarrassing Family.

After the Worst Thing Happens

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After the Worst Thing Happens
Left reeling after her thoughtless mistake causes a terrible accident, 12-year-old Army Morand channels her grief to help someone in need.

Army Morand feels like her life has been blown to bits when the worst thing imaginable happens--her beloved dog dies. It was an accident, but it was also Army's fault. She can't seem to stop hiding from everything and everybody including her best friend JennaLouise.

But then Army sees Madison, the little girl who moved in across the way, climbing a tree and walking down the street unsupervised. Her family is not neglectful, just overwhelmed. Army finds herself overcome with the need to help Madison's family to make sure another worst thing doesn't happen--which becomes even more challenging when a big storm threatens her town.

After the Worst Thing Happens is a bittersweet story about a girl surprised by the force of a growing need inside her to reach out and lend a hand while trying to escape the swirling sadness of her own sudden loss. In the end, it is about finding love and hope and friendship in very surprising places.

My Words

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My Words
"I love words!" says Ava. "Words can be tiny, prickly, big, and bright!"

In this delightful romp through one little girl's discovery of words, readers meet Ava—who asks: What was it like before I had words?

Using a bright cheery palette, visual humor (and yes, even a big pile of words climbed by Ava), Grant Snider deftly follows the baby babbles, toddler questions, and little kid discoveries that are the hallmarks of how kids learn to "use their words."

An adventurous spirit and a cheerful disposition make Ava feel like a friend children will want to spend time with. Her curiosity is nurtured by family, friends, and the world she discovers around her.

For fans of books like Dear Girl, and I Am Peace, My Words will appeal to curious children who want to know more about how they grew from babies, as well as children who are excited by language. Perfect for reading together at home or for the pre-K or K classroom, My Words is a book that will make readers want to talk about the things they say and excite them about the giant world of words.

Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day

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Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep: Baaad Hair Day
If you've ever wanted a perfect reason to say: You've pulled the wool over my eyes—it's here! It's a brand-new picture book adventure with Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep that's perfect for kids who love animals, laughter, and screwball comedy!

Meet Sheep: Sheep loves styling her full and fluffy wool—but when it grows too full and too fluffy, it covers her eyes, and that's when she trips over things—ouch! Luckily, it’s shearing day. But Sheep doesn’t want to give up her fabulous curls! Can Sheep Dog convince Sheep that a haircut is for the best?

Eric Barclay writes and illustrates these irresistible tales and always hits all the right notes. Kids howl, parents and teachers howl, and even the coyotes howl!

Sun Flower Lion

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Sun Flower Lion
A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family.

On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun. He dreams the flower is a cookie. He lets his imagination soar.

Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes uses simple shapes, limited colors, and a pitch-perfect text to tell Lion’s story in this transcendent picture book. Sun Flower Lion introduces emerging readers to short chapters, action verbs, and adjectives, while bright illustrations transform simple shapes into something magical.

Sun Flower Lion will shine at story time and bedtime and for young children just learning how to read on their own.

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