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. Children with Down syndrome will be delighted to see a reflection of themselves in this alphabet book. Full color photographs of a multicultural cast of children, most with Down syndrome, illustrate the simple text that helps children learn their ABCs. Hardcover. 32 Pages.
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 »
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.
Loved by generations, this simplest Seuss for youngest use, is a Beginner Book classic. See Red and Ned and Ted and Ed in a bed. And giggle as Pat sits on a hat and on a cat and on a bat . . . but a cactus? Pat must NOT sit on that! This classic Beginner Book makes an ideal gift for Seuss fans and is an especially good way to show Pop some love on Father?s Day!
3 - 5 years. What would you do if a very large Ceratosaurus stomped into your classroom? And what if the student sitting next to you was a gigantic Silvisaurus-who decided to jump on top of your desk? Come along and join the fun as dinosaurs ride the bus, read their favorite books, and have fun on the playground with all their friends. Going to school has never been so much fun! Hardcover. 40 pages.
3 - 7 years. A charming picture book about a girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after… More »
5 - 8 years. This inventive book relays the events of 200 years from the unique perspective of a oak tree, showing how much the world can transform from a single vantage point. From 1775 to the present day, readers watch as human and animal populations shift and the landscape transitions. This engaging, eye-opening window into history is perfect for budding historians and the time-lapse quality of the detail-packed illustrations will draw readers in as they pore over each spread to spot the changes… More »
5 years & up. Jump into these stories of a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounter--then discovers that when you get brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen! Hardback. 36-44 pages. Set of 3 books.
3 years & up. Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives--a wolf who HATES eating frogs--our hero decides that being himself isn't so bad after all. In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog's desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes… More »
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 »
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 - 10 years. This book was created in response to repeated requests from parents, teachers, librarians, and health professionals for an up-to-date book about sex and sexuality targeted to middle-schoolers. This book covers specific topics such as: changes in boys' and girls' bodies during puberty, intercourse, birth control, chromosomes and genes, adoption and adjusting to a newborn sibling. The artwork ranges from lighthearted cartoon panels of a talking sperm meeting up with an egg in the fallopian… More »
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.
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.
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 »
4 - 8 years. Children will be entertained by the story of Officer Buckle and police dog Gloria. Officer Buckle teaches children about safety and Gloria shows them how to stay safe. Hardcover. 40 pages.
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.