3 - 7 years. Grandmama Beasley says, "Can't nobody put shackles on Brother Wind, chile. He be special. He be free." With neighbors up and down Ridgetop suggesting all manner of strategies, and friend Ezel laughing at each foiled one, Mirandy grows ever more determined: she'll get hold of that Brother Wind yet! Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to wet as we steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song. Hardback. 40 pages.
4 - 8 years. Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt--the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song--after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Hardback. 40 pages.
Birth & up. "I Knew You Could!" provides familiar comfort in changing times and serves as a wonderful gift that will be treasured for years to come. With inspiring and enlightening words of wisdom, this sweetly nostalgic book is perfect for graduates of all ages as they make the transition from one phase of life to the next. From "I think I can" to "I knew I could," The Little Engine That Could helps us remember that anything is possible if you put your mind to it! Hardback. 32 pages.
4 - 10 years. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country. Hardcover. 64 pages.
4 - 8 years. A young girl and her magical yarn transform a community in this stunning picture book. On a cold afternoon in a cold little town, where everywhere you looked was either the white of snow or the black of soot from chimneys, Annabelle found a box full of yarn of every color. It seemed like an ordinary box. But it turned out it wasn't. Hardcover. 40 pages.
4 - 8 years. A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights… More »
3 years & up. Readers follow Flora and her flamingo friend through joys and trials of friendship through synchronized dancing. This story is wordless but offers beautiful images to help the reader tell their own adaptation of the story. Full of humor and heart, this stunning performance will have readers clapping for more. Hardback. 44 pages.
2 - 6 years. How many kinds of green are there? There's the lush green of a forest on a late spring day, the fresh, juicy green of a just-cut lime, the incandescent green of a firefly, and the vivid aquamarine of a tropical sea. This book will delight and quite possibly astonish you. Hardcover. 40 pages.
4 - 7 years. Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs. Hardcover. 32 pages.
3 years & up. The Caldecott Medal is awarded to the most distinguished American picture books for children. It is given annually by the Association of Library Service to Children. All the books in this set have been awarded this outstanding medal of honor. Set of 6 hardcover books.
4 - 8 years. A heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. Hardcover. 32 pages.
Together, the pictures and words of You Are My World lend a whole new meaning to the phrase 'baby talk". By pairing black-and-white photographs of infants with captions that reflect reality as seen through their newborn eyes, the book celebrates the continually miraculous interaction that occurs between babies and the most significant people in their young lives--their mothers and fathers. The text in the bilingual edition is in English and Spanish. Hardcover. 96 pages.
4 - 8 years. Join Pete as he visits a farm in this groovy version of the classic children's song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Children will love singing along--e-i-e-i-o!--with Pete the Cat. Hardcover. 32 pages.
3 years & up. What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! This tale by Dr. Seuss captures the classic childhood moment of choosing a pet and uses it to illuminate an important life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss' signature rhyming style which is fun to read again and again. Measures 8" x 10 7/8". Hardback. 48 pages.
3 - 6 years. Noah is different. He sees, hears, feels, and thinks in ways that other people don't always understand. He is sensitive and perceptive, he asks questions most people would never consider, and he doesn't stop asking until he knows the "why" of nearly everything. But there's one question Noah has not been able to answer, "Where does the wind go?" Noah Chases the Wind is a colorful and magical adventure that celebrates the inquisitive nature of all children, as well… More »
3 - 5 years. This dynamic picture book for preschoolers is an animal guessing game told in riddle style. One spread gives a visual hint showing a close-up of the nose and other clues about the animal, and then asks, "Who needs that nose?" The following spread shows the animal in full and answers the riddle. Bold, lively illustrations with lots of details and fun design help make this picture book a thoughtful, interactive read for little ones. The riddle element makes this a perfect choice… More »
4 - 8 years. This book explores the differences between living and non-living things, making it a favorite for story time. Rhyming words and striking illustrations on fun, interactive, gate-fold pages adds to children's enjoyment. Hardcover. 38 pages.
Accept Herve Tullet's irresistible invitation to mix it up in a dazzling adventure of whimsy and wonder. Follow the artist's simple instructions, and suddenly colors appear, mix, splatter, and vanish in a world powered only by the reader's imagination. Tullet--who joins such greats as Eric Carle and Leo Lionni as a master of his craft--sets readers on an extraordinary interactive journey all within the printed page. Hardcover. 64 pages.
5 - 8 years. Vincent van Gogh is one of the world's most famous artists. Throughout his life, he wrote to his younger brother, Theo, about his colorful, dynamic paintings. This book pairs the artist's paintings with his own words. Van Gogh's descriptions, arranged as a simple rhyme, introduce young readers to all the colors of the rainbow and beyond. The descriptive words combine with spectacular reproductions of many of the artist's most beloved and important works to create a perfect art book… More »
4 - 8 years. "Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread Man!" The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens when he meets a coyote sleeping in the sun? Janet Squires and Holly Berry retell this classic tale with a Wild Western flair, filled with rodeo-romping fun. Hardcover. 32 pages.
3 - 6 years. This book is a bilingual first words collection. This unique book combines storytelling with English and Spanish vocabulary. Young readers follow the adventures of the Palabra family as they go about their day and prepare for a special celebration. Hardcover. 48 pages.
3 - 10 years. You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own. This hardback book has immersive, multi-faceted pictures designed to offer readers a glimpse into the rich variety of the human experience. Each page speaks directly to the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? What do they eat? What games do they play? How are we different? How are we alike? This is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking, with everyday moments that reveal our common… More »
All ages. This wordless book is about the mysteries of the sea and invites children to tell the story in their own words, which stimulates the imagination and helps develop visual literacy. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and the intriguing world of items that wash up on beaches. Perfect for readers of all needs, abilities, and learning styles. This book is one you'll return to again and again. Hardcover. 32 pages.