3 years & up. These books are the first two written by activist Innosanto Nagara. "A is for Activist" was originally written for Nagara's child, but once published, it became an instant hit. 3 years later, "Counting on Community" came out celebrating communities. A is for Activist - This book calls parents and children to action and support social justice movements as well as inspires hope for the future. Covering hard topics, this book opens the door to progressive conversations… More »
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.
4 - 8 years. When an elderly couple decides to bake gingerbread one day, they have no idea what they're getting into. As soon as the gingerbread man is all dressed up in his peppermint buttons, he leaps off the table and runs out the door! Chase along in this story as the man and woman, a dog, a pig, and more pursue the quick-on-his-feet cookie in a simple text, perfect for reading aloud, featuring strong patterns and repeated refrains that young listeners will want to read along with. Paperback. 32 pages.
Filled with full-color photographs and large, easy-to-read text, My First Colors Board Book introduces young readers to the wonderful world of colors, helping them form the foundation of learning. 36 pages.
4 years & up. The peddler wakes up bright and early, ready to begin his day and sell some caps. But everyone in town is missing. Where could they be? Then he realizes they must be at the county fair, and he rushes off to sell his caps to the crowd. Instead of selling, though, he finds himself caught in the middle of a circus on parade. And before he knows it, he and his caps are one of the star acts! Spanish paperback. 48 pages.
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.
Birth & up. "Do you want to be my friend?" asks a little mouse of a horse, a peacock, an alligator, and others in this charming story. Each page of this ingenious picture book contains a surprise. Its only text is on the first page, but the exciting pursuit of a friend for the little mouse lends itself to improvisation by both the reader and the young child. Board book. 16 pages.
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 »
4 - 8 years. It is 1868, and Carl Erik's family faces starvation in Sweden. As their hopes fade, they must endure a journey over land and sea to reach a better life in a new country thousands of miles away to America. Paperback. 64 pages.
Horace has had a terrible day at school and he has come home feeling mean. Mom suggests they make a pot of soup, and a reluctant Horace resists at first, until Mom tells him about the special ingredients. They take turns yelling, growling, and making faces into the pot of hot water making a batch of "Mean Soup". Paperback. 32 pages.
This Eric Carle classic is a about a grouchy ladybug who is not very happy and doesn't like to share. She won't say 'please' or 'thank you, and thinks she is bigger and better than others. Children will learn the concept of time, size, shape and the importance of using good manners. Paperback edition, 44 pages.
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.
5 years & up. Dr. Seuss's wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life's ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. Hardback. 56 pages.
String beans, spaghetti, ZOOOOP, roast beef, fresh fish, chicken and ice cream are the delicious fare during the week in this popular children's song. Until Sunday. Then, all the world's children are invited to come together and share in the meal. Celebrated artist Eric Carle brings new energy to these much-loved verses as lively animals parade across the page, munching on favorite dishes, and introducing young readers to the names of the days of the week. Both art and song invite children to join… More »
2 - 4 years. Babies and toddlers with Down syndrome, like all young children, want to discover their world and take on new experiences. This delightful board book is filled with babies and toddlers with Down syndrome going about the business of their lives. Full-color photographs feature children swimming, eating spaghetti, laughing, playing ball, and more. This is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. Reinforce your child's abilities and encourage the possibilities. What's… More »
2 - 5 years. Love the world around you with this wonderful board book! It's full of wonder and appreciation for the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds and the stars. Simple text and classic illustrations of children interacting with their world while they honor the little things in life. Board book. 32 pages.
This book set encourages young children to look more closely at the world around them. Designed to teach children science concepts by using simple, concise text, and color illustrations. Titles include: Animals in the Winter, Baby Whales Drink Milk, What Lives in a Shell?, Fireflies in the Night, How a Seed Grows, A Nest Full of Eggs, Air is All Around You, My Hands, My Feet ,and I'm Growing! Paperback.Set of 10 or individual titles.