New Beginner BooksWe Are the GardenersIn We Are the Gardeners, Joanna and the kids chronicle the adventures of starting their own family garden. From their failed endeavors, obstacles to overcome (bunnies that eat everything!), and all the knowledge they’ve gained along the way, the Gaines family shares how they learned to grow a happy, successful garden.We Don’t Eat Our ClassmatesWhen the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a Tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they areMonkey and the Little OneEnjoying his solitary life in the jungle, Monkey finds his peaceful existence turned upside down by a persistent little mouse who follows him everywhere, copying everything he does with rather disastrous results.Bertie Wings ItBertie the birdie knows he’s ready to fly from the nest and into the sky, but whenever he’s about to take wing, his fellow feathered friends (none of whom have actually ever flown before) squawk at him to STOP and follow their advice instead, causing readers to wonder if Bertie will learn to trust his own instincts and soar!Quit Calling Me a Monster!The creators of I Will Chomp You! present a riotous ode to stereotypes, prejudice and empathy in the story of a shaggy purple monster who wishes people would see him for himself and not for his pointy monster teeth. A Unicorn Named SparkleMail-ordering a pet unicorn that she imagines will be a beautiful companion with whom she can share magical adventures, Lucy is dismayed when a unicorn who looks suspiciously like a goat and has fleas arrives and displays less-than-beautiful characteristics.Click, Clack, Moo I Love You!Little Duck is working hard making valentines for everyone and decorating for the Valentine’s Day dance, but what happens when an unexpected guest arrives?Stand BeautifulThe international speaker and founder of the Stand Beautiful Campaign inspires readers of all ages to love what makes them different and celebrate the unique beauty in everyone.jacketA gingerbread man searches all over the school for the group of children that made him and then left him behindA Perfect MessThe Pulitzer Prize-winning Grand Avenue cartoonist presents a celebration of self-acceptance in the story of a messy little rhino who, in his efforts to stay neat and clean on an important day, makes things rather untidy for his classmates.jacketA rhyming concept story invites young children to practice counting forward and backward while observing an incremental number of happy and hopeful pups at a shelter who are adopted by a sequence of caring new owners.