4 - 8 years. A mother tells her two children that they're all connected by an invisible string. This book explores questions about the unbreakable connections between us, and opens up deeper conversations about love. The perfect tool to help children cope with separation anxiety, loss, and grief. Paperback. 40 pages.
For engaging children's hands, minds, and imaginations, no tool surpasses blocks. Engrossed in building with blocks, the child is a mathematician, scientist, architect, stage designer, and storyteller. And as children build together, they stretch and grow as problem solvers and collaborators. This book was the first comprehensive book to explore the values and uses of unit blocks for extending children's growth and development. This edition has been expanded and updated so that teachers and parents… More »
6 - 7 years. "The silly bugs are having a party. There is so much to do! The ants spend many busy hours making patterns with the flowers. They place the flowers two by two. First red, then blue. Then red, then blue." The simple rhyming text and the quirky and cute bug characters make learning about patterns easy and fun! Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 7 years. With a poetic, rhyming text, a silly story, and cheerful artwork, this Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winning picture book is a must-have for paperback collections. A perfect read-aloud for story time. Paperback. 40 pages.
5 - 8 years. In this playful look at patterns, there are many examples of repeating sequences of shapes, colors, objects, and more. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how patterns can be found all around us. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make pattern practice fun! Paperback. 32 pages.
A visual guide to aviation and man's conquest of the skies, covering the earliest pioneers of flight to modern-day space technology. Filled with thousands of full-color photographs and fact-filled profiles on 300 aircrafts, Flight follows the history of mankind taking to the skies. From Da Vinci's drawings of flying machines to Charles Lindbergh's transatlantic flight in The Spirit of Saint Louis to the Boeing 767, this reference guide breaks down the complete story of aviation into easy-to-read… More »
5 - 9 years. This simple, touching picture book shows readers a women's shelter through the eyes of a young girl, who with her mother's help, uses her imagination to overcome her anxiety and adjust. Includes factual endnotes detailing various reasons people experience homelessness and the resources available to help. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. Little Lion is ready to play, but everyone else on the savannah has gone to sleep! Full of repeating refrains and charming illustrations of sleeping animals, this humorous bedtime book is designed to develop toddlers' early literacy skills, boost their confidence, and ease them toward peaceful sleep. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. Join Little Lion on a bouncy pouncing adventure! What will happen when the mischievous cub tries to catch a grasshopper, chameleon, rabbit--or even a rhinoceros? A delightful seek-and-find book perfect for interactive storytimes with toddlers. Paperback. 32 pages.
5 - 10 years. Dreamy Emery loves doodling wild inventions . . . but when a new friend moves in next door with piles of tools and ideas, can they build a real flying machine together? This charming celebration of intergenerational friendship, creativity and the thrill of scientific discovery will delight young inventors and STEM educators alike. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Can you hear the music all around you? In this touching picture book, Ivan finds healing and hope in nature's music and beauty while experiencing the early stages of his parents' separation. When he realizes that birds sing their enchanting songs both here at his mom's house and there at his dad's house, Ivan takes his first step toward finding the freedom and joy to sing along, whether he's here or there. This tale of personal growth will provide a much-needed mirror for children in… More »
6 - 10 years. Have a laugh and hone your wits with this quirky collection of riddles, puzzles and riddle-stories from around the world. Kids will love puzzling over the colorful, clue-filled illustrations--and they'l build reading comprehension skills as they go! Paperback. 64 pages.
4 - 8 years. Introducing a bewitching world of mystery and magic, this collection of stories includes tales of singing elves with magical feet, skeletons that move of their own accord and a heroic blackbird who outwits a powerful king. Paperback. 64 pages.
5 - 7 years. Journey through the night sky on a poetic journey that blends adventure, imagination and science to teach the basics of our solar system. Includes endnotes about the planets, stars, moons and constellations - and even a little mythology! Paperback. 32 pages.
4 - 10 years. Swim in turquoise seas, admire grey whales and monarch butterflies, trek to native villages and sing and dance to the music of Mariachi bands. Along the way, you can learn Spanish words and phrases and discover Mexican culture. Enjoy your journey! Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. A heartwarming fable for our time! A human mother tells her small son to watch out for wolves, and a wolf mother tells her cub to fear men--but their children don't listen. What will happen when the boy and the cub cross paths in the forest? This simple but profound story makes it easy to start conversations about prejudice, empathy and trust. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 5 years. Little Lion wants to be the loudest, the biggest, and the prettiest animal ever! But when the other animals outdo Little Lion again and again, who will lovingly remind the discouraged young cub that there are many ways to be the best? This sweet story about self-confidence and the importance of family is sure to delight toddlers. Paperback. 32 pages.
3 - 7 years. Dive under the sea to explore the ocean homes of 23 marine animals! With a sea snail hidden on each page and eight pages of fact-packed educational notes at the end, this book will delight both preschoolers and emerging readers alike. Paperback. 32 pages.
1 - 5 years. Sort through a sea of silly dogs to help Doug find his canine companion! Speaking directly to the reader, the interactive text prompts children to pat, tickle and call to the different dogs - a fun way to practice early math skills, like spotting similarities and differences, sorting and more! Bursting with goofy pooches, Cheerful watercolor illustrations bring a fresh, modern look that will captivate young and old dog lovers alike. You'll laugh all the way to the hilarious surprise ending! Paperback. 32 pages.
6 years & up. For ten years, Eliza has lived with a foster family far from home, protected from the plague that has been ravaging her parents' kingdom. But when her stepmother the Queen dies of the plague, her quiet life changes forever. With the kingdom in chaos, it's up to teenaged Eliza to find her long-lost brothers, save their homeland--and claim her rightful place on the throne. Paperback. 48 pages.
5 - 11 years. How will tiny Thumbelina find her way home to Mother? In this fresh twist on Hans Christian Andersen?s much-loved fairy tale, our modern, empowered Thumbelina will remind everyone who feels small that they too can be strong. Paperback. 48 pages.
6 - 10 years. The riotous adventures and misadventures of Mulla Nasruddin introduce a new generation to one of the most-loved characters in the Muslim world. Nasruddin always has a twinkle in his eye, a sliver of wisdom in his ramblings, and a few good surprises up his sleeve! Paperback. 64 pages.
3 years & up. Practice your math skills while enjoying this quirky take on "The Princess and the Pea." The King and Queen and their three sons are on the search for a real princess, but it is only the Queen who knows the secret. After the story, there is an opportunity for readers to test their counting skills with fun number games. Paperback. 40 pages.
4 - 8 years. When a sensitive prince goes searching far and wide for a bride, his tender heart can hardly bear the disappointment. One stormy night, a girl with eyes the color of the rain appears at the palace door seeking shelter. The queen makes up a bed for her and slips a single green pea under the mattress. Could she be the one the prince has been looking for? Paperback. 40 pages.