These lap size board books are perfect for sharing and entertaining small groups of infants, toddlers and twos as well as with individual children that might have visual impairments. Designed for the younger child, these books are similar to big books for 3-5 year olds. These oversized board books also have larger pictures and larger print. A lap-sized books measures approx. 10" x 9" as opposed to the traditional size of 5" x 5".
3 months & up. Soft and textured finger puppets and simple rhyming stories will bring giggles to babies and toddlers alike. Babies can focus on the bright colors, tactile exploration, and pointing out images. Toddlers will start looking at pictures and text and build listening and language skills. Set of 2.
6 months & up. Encourage little ones to enjoy reading with these delightful cloth books. Each book is interactive with soft textures, crinkles, and sounds. Each book presents appropriate activities that promote curiosity, self-discovery and fine motor skills.
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 K - 2. Pedro has new glasses, but he does not like them. When he pretends to lose them, Katie shows him why glasses are important. Katie Woo is a spunky, sassy, and stylish schoolgirl who readers will fall in love with. This early chapter book is perfect for explaining life changes, family celebrations, and growing up. Award-winning author Fran Manushkin outdoes herself with this fun, lighthearted story. Paperback. 32 pages.
5 - 9 years. Dr. Seuss's irrepressible optimism is front and center in this book. "When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad . . . you should do what I do!" So begins the advice of the wise man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling a bit down in the dumps. Dr. Seuss's trademark rhymes and signature illustrations will have readers realizing how lucky they are. Hardcover. 64 pages.
4 years & up. Teach children about how to face problems and find solutions with this clever board book about a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys. Features fun illustrations and warm, humorous text that paints an easy-to-follow story about the peddler's efforts to outwit the monkeys again, and again. Board book. 32 pages.
4 - 10 years. Herb is the happiest dragon tending his vegetable patch, because Herb is a vegetarian. It is unfortunate that he is captured by the castle's knights and wants him to eat meat. The colorful illustrations make this a hilarious picture book that also offers young readers plenty of food for thought. Paperback. 32 pages.
All ages. This wordless book is about the mysteries of the sea and invites children to tell the story in their own words, which stimulates the imagination and helps develop visual literacy. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and the intriguing world of items that wash up on beaches. Perfect for readers of all needs, abilities, and learning styles. This book is one you'll return to again and again. Hardcover. 32 pages.
3 - 10 years. You are a part of the world, and you are a world all your own. This hardback book has immersive, multi-faceted pictures designed to offer readers a glimpse into the rich variety of the human experience. Each page speaks directly to the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? What do they eat? What games do they play? How are we different? How are we alike? This is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking, with everyday moments that reveal our common… More »
5 - 8 years. Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look into how the little things in life - a smile, a kind word, a simple deed - can help change the world in a big way. Through 18 stunning illustrations, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! Hardcover. 32 pages.
4 years & up. The ABCmouse.com Beginning Reader Book Series, Set 2 includes five beautifully illustrated hardcover books that introduce young learners to the joys of reading through stories that feature words from specific word families (groups of words with the same ending sound, such as cat, hat, and rat). Each story is told in an engaging, rhyming format to emphasize letter-sound correspondence. This set includes six books in total: Big Bug and Little Bug, The Big Sip, The Cat and the Rat,… More »
With padded covers, simple images, and an amazing range of novelty textures, these books will immediately capture the attention of the very youngest children, and create an experience they'll want to repeat over and over again.
Grades K & up. Ten Little Monkeys - now available in paperback format. Children enjoy the rhyming, cumulative tale accompanied by bouncy illustrations. Predictable story allow children to develop important pre-reading skills.
5 - 8 years. A simple introduction to how plants reproduce, discussing pollination, seed dispersal, and growth from seed to plant. The section on pollination, covered in detail in the illustrations, is very clear. A simple project--how to grow a bean plant--is included. A final page gives odd and unusual facts. Unfortunately, the text is pedestrian and occasionally awkward. Paperback.
6 - 24 months. Babies love looking at babies, and this little library is packed full of photographs for even the youngest baby to enjoy. The small format is perfect for little hands to hold, while turning the pages will help to develop hand-eye coordination. Text is in English and Spanish.