3 years & up. It's summer in the city, and a rascally squirrel is up to all sorts of tricks. But when he sneaks inside an apartment window, he'll need one nutty solution to get back out! Paperback. 40 pages.
Ages 4 & up. Whenever you are, inside or outside, there are shapes to discover. Explore the shapes in everyday objects through this brillantly photographed book. This book includes interesting and beautiful urban landscapes, portraits and still life. Looking at this book for shapes is a little like looking at a Cezanne for shapes. Nevertheless, circles, stars, triangles and even fancier geometric figures like trapezoids are here in abundance. The 11 figures represented have impressive technical… More »
2 - 6 years. Little Mouse worries that the big, hungry bear will take his freshly picked, ripe, red strawberry for himself. This story is filled with rhyme and repetition, perfect for enhancing phonemic awareness and developing early literacy. This skill building book introduces children to a variety of language sounds through an engaging story that is fun to read out loud. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 years & up. Author-illustrator Leo Lionni is well known for his use of colorful and imaginative storybooks. This paperback is sure to not disappoint the youngest or oldest of readers. This book provides a simple lesson in friendship and acceptance.
Nothing drives a family crazy faster than an old black fly on a hot summer day, especially when the family's a little crazy already. And this fly is as bad as they come. He knows every low-down trick in the book, and won't rest until he's gone through them all. He ate on the crust of the Apple pie. He bothered the Baby and made her cry. Shoo fly! Shoo fly! Shooo. Paperback
4 - 7 years. A friendly tiger is confused by jungle animals fleeing from a beast, until he discovers he is the beast! Graced with a compelling beauty, this gifted author/illustrator's imaginative story presents a timeless message to young readers. Paperback. 32 pages.
Rhyming text instructs the listener to find something yellow, roar like a lion, give a kiss, tell a secret, spin in a circle, and perform other playful activities along with the human and animal characters pictured.
3 - 6 years. The first day of kindergarten is finally here, and Henry can't wait to paint pictures, sing songs, and practice counting. When he gets to school, though, he's not so sure he's ready for kindergarten. But before long Henry discovers that the only thing he's not ready for is how much fun he's going to have at school! This gently humorous, encouraging story will give children about to enter kindergarten an extra boost of confidence. 32 pages. Paperback.
Ages 4 & up. The eccentric Miss Tizzy, is a beloved friend to all the children in her multicultural neighborhood. She has a pink house and a lovely, overgrown garden, resplendant with flowers that spill out onto the sidewalk. The local children, about 10 of various ages, spend a lot of time with her, and the book describes what they do together on each day of the week. She plays games and bakes cookies with the neighborhood children, until she falls ill. The children think of a week's worth… More »
3 - 6 years. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room -- to the picture of the three little bears sitting in chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one -- he says goodnight. In this classic of modern children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations… More »
This Bilingual book is designed to help young children learn to talk and to get ready to read. First children look and listen. Then they touch and point. Then they name and talk about the pictures they see on the page. Later, they will read words from the page. A wonderful book for adult - child interaction. Copyright 1984, Revised 2004.
How many ways can you see "spots"? Are they shiny, long-necked, fuzzy? The activities in this bilingual paperback book encourage children to "talk" about the spots they see in several captivating photos. Paperback.
Ages 4 & up. Philip is boy who is wheelchair-confined and has an additional challenge of being new to town. The combination makes him the target of the bullying Arnie, until Arnie falls, breaks his leg and finds himself in a similar situation. Unlike the other children, who don't know how to relate, Philip becomes Arnie's fast friend. Until Arnie heals... then, the reader is as fearful as Philip about the end of the relationship. The tension keeps going until the final page when we learn that… More »
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Tigers have black and orange stripes. It seems that every animal has its own distinctive color, except the chameleon. And that makes the little chameleon hero of this picture book very sad. Every time he moves, he changes color! So, wanting nothing more than a color to call his own, he decides to stay in one place forever: on the greenest leaf he can find. At last the chameleon is happy...until autumn comes, and the leaf changes from green to yellow to red. Finally,… More »
The wind blew, and blew, and blew! It blew so hard, it took everything with it: Mr. White's umbrella, Priscilla's balloon, the twins' scarves, even the wig on the judge's head. But just when the wind was about to carry everything out to sea, it changed its mind! With rhyming verse and colorful illustrations, Pat Hutchins takes us on a merry chase that is well worth the effort. Paperback
One, two, buckle my shoe. Three, four, shut the door . . . . Nine, ten, big fat hen! Now young children can enjoy a popular nursery rhyme and learn to count, too. Delightful illustrations filled with eggs, chicks, and bugs are sure to tickle little ones for hours of read-aloud fun. Paperback. 32 pages.
Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father, the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.