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  • Sasha Savvy Loves to Code

    Sasha Ariel Alston, Vanessa Brantley-Newton

    eBook (Gold Fern Press, June 2, 2017)
    Selected for the 2018 Girls of Summer Reading ListSasha Savvy Loves to Code is an early reader chapter book (ages 7-10). The main character, Sasha Savvy, is a super smart 10-year old girl, who lives in Washington, DC. Sasha must choose which class to take for summer camp. Her mom discovers that the camp is offering a new class for girls on how to code. Sasha thinks this will be boring and doesn't believe that she is good at computer stuff. Despite this, she decides to give it a chance and convinces her best friends Gabby Reyes and Ashley Webster, to attend the coding camp with her. Sasha's mom, a Software Developer, gives her a unique formula to help her remember how to code but will it be enough to get her through a challenging first day of camp with bugs everywhere, computing errors, that is.
  • Butterfly Hill

    Jennifer Schwartz, Kimberly Dahlmann, Mary Gregg Byrne

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Oct. 15, 2014)
    Have you ever felt tingles in your stomach? Max has and when his mom tells him that they are butterflies, Max begins to notice all of the times he feels his butterflies. Through sweet prose and delightful illustrations, Butterfly Hill will help readers understand the different types of feelings that are connected to our butterfly tingles.
  • Amanda Louise, Say Please: Nurturing Manners and Positive Behavior

    Whitney Pytlowany, Jeff Covieo

    Paperback (Ferne Press, March 1, 2016)
    What do you do when you ACHOO or BURP loudly? Amanda Louise certainly doesn't know. Through delightful rhyme and engaging illustrations, help your preschooler, like Amanda Louise, learn how manners are an important aspect of daily life.
  • September's Big Assignment

    Bena R. Hartman

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Dec. 15, 2012)
    When fifth grader September Champlin is given a writing assignment, she has no idea how much it will affect her life.
  • Kyle and Kendra Go To Kindergarten

    Alexander McNeece, Wendy Betway, Jeff Covieo

    Paperback (Ferne Press, March 20, 2011)
    Now that twins Kyle and Kendra are five years old, it's almost time to start kindergarten at Lathers Elementary. But are they ready? Spend the day with them as they practice their ABC's, numbers, colors, and shapes with their family.
  • Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness

    Chuck Gaidica, Kris Yankee, Mary Gregg Byrne

    Hardcover (Ferne Press, Nov. 20, 2010)
    Have you ever been hurt or felt lonely and wanted a cuddle? That was Tommy, until he discovered what made him feel better. He also realized that reaching out to others makes him feel special. Now Tommy wants to share that feeling with everyone. Will his cuddle alerts start something big?
  • As-tu rempli un seau aujourd'hui?: Une guide pour le bonheur au quotidien des infants

    Carol McCloud, David Messing

    Paperback (Ferne Press, April 15, 2012)
    "This is a great story with a strong message." -Cici,Customer Review The best-selling, award-winning, 32-page picture book has now beentranslated into French! 脌 travers ses petits mots et ses illustrationsamusantes, ce livre enseigne auxenfants combien il est facile etenrichissant d'exprimer l'amour et lagratitude au quotidien. For more information on bucket filling or free downloadables and resources, please visit by Bucket Fillers:路Have You Filled a Bucket Today?路Fill a Bucket路Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness路My Bucketfilling Journal路Will You Fill My Bucket?路Bucket Filling from A to Z路Bucket Filling from A to Z Poster Set路My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book路BABY'S BUCKET Book路Halle and Tiger with their Bucketfilling Family路Buckets, Dippers, and Lids
  • King Of Dilly Dally

    Michael Scott, Megan Wellman

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Feb. 10, 2009)
    Meet King Bill. He loves to frolic in the fields, stargaze, and otherwise enjoy life. Others see him as someone who wastes his days away, avoiding responsibility. Through this refreshing and imaginative story, King Bill discovers the truth and understanding of how balancing work and play can lead to a happy and progressive life.
  • Sasha Savvy Starts It Up

    Sasha Ariel Alston

    Hardcover (Gold Fern Press, Sept. 16, 2020)
    Sasha Savvy Starts it Up is a middle grade book (ages 8-12). In the first book of the series, Sasha Savvy Loves to Code, 10-year old Sasha Savvy from Washington, DC, was introduced to coding and she loved it. Now she's 12, in middle school, and smart and inquisitive as ever. Her mom Stacy Savvy, a software developer, and her dad, Steve Savvy, a Chef and Entrepreneur, encourage her to use her imagination and to be creative when she runs into a problem. Sasha and her best friends, Ashley Webster and Gabby Reyes, decide to start a business. The family supports them, and even 17- year old big brother Savion, joins the team. Readers will follow the team's progress from having an idea to making a plan to facing challenges to learning big lessons as they launch their business.Through STEM, entrepreneurial, and social justice concepts, Sasha Savvy Starts It Up is here to inspire girls to be confident, creative thinkers and problem solvers, all while having fun.
  • Bucket 96: From Lemons to Clear Water

    Tricia Offutt

    Paperback (Ferne Press, June 1, 2015)
    How can lemonade and kids make a difference? It starts with a bucket. Meet Bucket 96. He's an average five-gallon white bucket...or so he thinks! Bucket 96 and his "friends" Mr. Sawyer, Bossy Buck, and Double Oh 7 are set for a wild and crazy adventure when the Bucket Makers sell them to the Bucket Destroyers. But wait! Things take a turn for the worse when they find they are going to "Hey Tea" and await the "End of the Line". Will Bucket 96 and his bucket friends actually become superheroes? Find out and read how you can help, too.
  • My Guy in the Sky

    Victoria Lovell, Megan D. Wellman

    Paperback (Ferne Press, March 15, 2011)
    When young Charlie finds out that he has to have surgery, he's comforted in knowing that he won't be alone.
  • Grama, You Are So Brave!

    Evelyn Johnson

    Paperback (Ferne Press, Feb. 15, 2014)
    Leah and Joey notice the changes in Grama. She isn't doing things with them like she used to and she seems tired more often. How could they help her? Through sweet and touching illustrations, readers will come to realize that even in the toughest moments, those we love can be their bravest.