2 years & up. A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck -- all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Spanish hardcover book. 32 pages.
4 - 8 years. If you take a mouse to school, he'll ask you for your lunch box. When you give him your lunch box, he'll want a sandwich to go in it. Then he'll need a notebook and some pencils. He'll probably want to share your backpack, too. The famous mouse from If You Take a Mouse to the Movies and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is back for his first day of school. Spanish version. Hardcover. 32 pages.
A wonderful counting book where numbers race to the top of an apple tree. With 1, 2, and 3 leading the way. They keep going until 99, except for 0 who begins to cry. Then a swarm of bumblebees arrive shouting, "GET OUT OF OUR TREE" and the counting begins anew, this time backward.
A classic book for all ages for mothers and fathers! A moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love, told throughout the life of a boy who grows to manhood and a tree that selflessly gives him her bounty through the years.
Grades 2 & up. Through the eyes of Lemuel Gulliver, Swift's unforgettable satire takes readers into worlds formerly unimagined. Visit four strange and remarkable lands: Lilliput, where Gulliver seems a giant among a race of tiny people; Brobdingnag, the opposite, where the natives are giants and Gulliver puny; the ruined yet magical country of Laputa; and the home of the Houyhnhnms, gentle horses far superior to the ugly humanoid Yahoos who share their universe. Hardcover. 160 pages.
Grades 2 & up. A single person, but with two personalities: one that's noble and kind and another that's pure, repulsive evil. Robert Louis Stevenson's engrossing masterpiece about the dual nature of man and a good doctor, whose thirst for knowledge has tragic consequences serves up all the suspense and satisfying chills one expects from the best horror and science fiction. Hardcover. 160 pages.
Grades 2 & up. A shipwreck. A sole survivor, stranded on a deserted island. What could be more appealing to children than Robinson Crusoe's amazing adventure? Set in the 17th century, and unfolding over a 30-year period, it offers plenty of suspense and everyday detail about how Crusoe manages to stay alive. Additionally, it paints a fascinating portrait of the age including references to slavery and Europe's view of the New World. Hardcover. 160 pages.
4 - 7 years. Dig up rock and dig up clay! Dig up dirt and dig all day! Mr. Rally and his faithful dog, Lightning, have a busy day ahead of them, but they don't mind. What could be more fun than using a big yellow backhoe to build a pool at the school and a drain for the rain? Follow Mr. Rally through his day as he travels around town, counting from one to five in an irresistible refrain. Marc Rosenthal's colorful, nostalgic illustrations add a bold dimension to the lively text by husband-and-wife… More »
4 - 8 years. Counting and dancing go hand in hand at Mambo Jamba's, the place where hippos hokey-pokey and meerkats Macarena and ten little chimps do the Cha -- Cha - Cha until Mama Chimps says, "Time for bed!" Hardcover. 32 pages.
Grades K - 3. A follow-up story to the original Vincent and Viola, "The Moon Is Broke Together" reinforces the concept of the moon phases in conjunction with the fraction of the moon that is lit at each phase. The same two lovable characters take us through the discovery of a pattern found in both the moon phases and the fractions that represent each phase! The mathematics and science concepts incorporated in this book are right on target for 3-5 Common Core Standards. Don't miss out… More »
When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird? In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods. Hardback
4 years & up. One day down on the farm, Duck got a wild idea. He thought he could ride a bike. He waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. At first he rode slowly and he wobbled a lot, but it was fun! Duck rode past Cow and waved to her. "Hello, Cow!" said Duck. "Moo," said Cow. But what she thought was, "A duck on a bike? That's the silliest thing I've ever seen!" And so Duck rides past sheep, horse, and all the other barnyard… More »
How do you make a rainbow? If you are a weaver you can make a rainbow with wool. If you are a sheep you can BE a rainbow. Here's how. An artist raises sheep, shears them, cards and spins the wool, dyes it, and then weaves a colorful picture of the Kentucky pasture where her lambs were born. Hardback
What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice--who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat. Ellen Stoll Walsh once again proves that she's a master of concept books in this celebration of shapes, color, and innovation.
If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning! The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at! Hardback
4 - 8 years. Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a picture book text pitched precisely to preschoolers. With a fine eye for detail, a girl observes and describes birds-their sizes, their colors, their shapes, the way they move and appear and disappear, and how they are most like her. The remarkable and precise immediacy of the text is extended by joyful illustrations. Offers a fresh perspective and a new point of view to very young children. Slow down. Look around you. Magic and beauty are everywhere.… More »
3 - 5 years. During a bedtime game, every time Little Nutbrown Hare demonstrates how much he loves his father, Big Nutbrown Hare gently shows him that the love is returned even more. Hardcover. 32 pages.
Delightful rhymes along with rich watercolor illustrations take the reader on a journey of discovery. Each page portrays positive images of children with various disabilities. Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book illustrates that beyond our physical limitations is a world of unique gifts for each of us to share. Teachers and parents love to read this book aloud to promote understanding and tolerance at school and at home. The detailed artwork attracts children of all ages. Hardback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Baby Llama turns bedtime into an all-out llama drama! Tucked into bed by his mama, Baby Llama immediately starts worrying when she goes downstairs, and his soft whimpers turn to hollers when she doesn't come right back. But just in time, Mama returns to set things right. Children will relate to Baby Llama's need for comfort, as much as parents will appreciate Mama Llama's reassuring message. 40 pages. Hardback.
All ages. Explore our world as never before! Find the countries featured in our global stories and discover the animals, architecture, and activities that make them special. Laid out by geographic region, this colorful book celebrates cultural diversity and highlights the ways different people care for this planet we all call home. Features a pull-out map and fold-out booklets and panels. Hardcover. 56 pages.
4 - 8 years. A fresh and original twist on the common issue of bullying. Kids will relate, and parents and teachers will appreciate the story's deft handling of conflict resolution. Mean Jean was Recess Queen and nobody said any different. Nobody swung until Mean Jean swung. Nobody kicked until Mean Jean kicked. Nobody bounced until Mean Jean bounced. If kids ever crossed her, she'd push 'em and smoosh 'em, until a new kid came to school! With her irrepressible spirit, the new girl dethrones the… More »