4 - 8 years. Baby bat Stellaluna's life is flitting along right on schedule--until an owl attacks her mother one night, knocking the bewildered batlet out of her mother's loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. This gorgeously illustrated book is sure to be an all-time favorite with readers, whether they've left the nest or not. Hardback. 28 pages.
Grades 3 & up. Reluctant and enthusiastic readers will be sucked into Greg Heffley's world with abandon. The combination of hilarity, illustrations, and everyday antics make this set a must-have for any classroom! Middle school student Greg Heffley takes readers through an academic year's worth of drama. Greg's mother forces him to keep a diary ("I know what it says on the cover, but when Mom went out to buy this thing I specifically told her to get one that didn't say 'diary' on it"),… More »
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.
Come along with Silly Sally and her silly companions as they parade toward town in a most unusual way. Dance a jig with a pig, play leapfrog with a dog, and even sing a tune with a loon. Playful pictures and rollicking rhymes sweep listeners and readers along on Sally's journey.
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book. Hardback. 40 pages.
This silly rhyming Dr Seuss book introduces beginning readers to a variety of rhyming letter combinations. Meet the Yink, who likes to wink and drink pink ink. Or the Yop, who hops from finger top to finger top. Then there is morose Ned who doesn't like his little bed.
2 years & up. One day a tiny cricket is born and meets a big cricket who chirps his welcome. The tiny cricket tries to respond, but there is no sound. The quiet cricket then makes his way into the world, meeting one insect after another, each of whom greets the little cricket with a cheery hello--the hum of a bee, the whirr of a dragonfly, the whisper of a praying mantis. The cricket rubs his wings together each time, but nothing happens, not a sound. Until the day he meets another cricket,… More »
Illustrated with watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots gives this innovative book a rich introduction to the life of a tree. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other facts about trees. Hardback. 40 pages.
4 - 6 years. It's a rainy night, and granny is snoring on her bed. A sleepy boy plops on top of her, then a dog crawls up and dozes off on top of him. Next, a cat leaps up and settles for a snooze, and a teeny mouse jumps to the tippy top of the slumbering pile. All sleep happily, until a wakeful flea bites the mouse -- ouch!!! Hardback. 32 pages.
Young Verdi doesn?t want to grow up big and green. He likes his bright yellow skin and sporty stripes. Besides, all the green snakes he meets are lazy, boring, and rude. When Verdi finds a pale green stripe stretching along his whole body, he tries every trick he can think of to get rid of it?and ends up in a heap of trouble. Despite his efforts, Verdi turns green, but to his delight, he discovers that being green doesn?t mean he has to stop being himself. Hardback
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.