A classic book for all ages for mothers and fathers! A moving parable about the gift of giving and the capacity to love, told throughout the life of a boy who grows to manhood and a tree that selflessly gives him her bounty through the years.
3 years & up. What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can't choose just one! This tale by Dr. Seuss captures the classic childhood moment of choosing a pet and uses it to illuminate an important life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! Told in Dr. Seuss' signature rhyming style which is fun to read again and again. Measures 8" x 10.875". Hardback. 48 pages.
6 years & up. Two best friends and one BIG story. Someone huge has stolen Piggie's ball and will not give it back. Piggie's big best friend, Gerald, is angered by this travesty and storms off after the thief to get the ball back. The only problem is, even though Gerald is big, the thief is even bigger. Is Gerald big enough to help his best friend? This story is packed full of the much loved, colorful, quirky illustrations of Mo Willems and teaches children important truths about human behavior… More »
2 years & up. A belly-laugh picture book with a smidgeon of pigeon! When the bus driver goes away Pigeon comes to play. Children will love deciding the fate of this crazy little bird that thinks he can drive. Each hilarious scenario is full of the over-the-top pleads and wheedles of Pigeon as he throws toddler-sized tantrums. What a fun way to learn about human behavior and how to deal with not getting your way. Written and illustrated by the much-loved Mo Willems. Hardcover. 40 pages. Dimensions: 9" x 9"
Grades K - 3. A follow-up story to the original Vincent and Viola, "The Moon Is Broke Together" reinforces the concept of the moon phases in conjunction with the fraction of the moon that is lit at each phase. The same two lovable characters take us through the discovery of a pattern found in both the moon phases and the fractions that represent each phase! The mathematics and science concepts incorporated in this book are right on target for 3-5 Common Core Standards. Don't miss out… More »
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.
Everybody gets angry sometimes. For children, anger can be very upsetting. Parents, teachers, and children can talk about it. People do lots of different things when they get angry. In this Caldecott-honor book, children will see what Sophie does when she gets angry.
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.
4 - 8 years. Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt--the one with the four totally groovy buttons. But when one falls off, does Pete cry? Goodness, no! He just keeps on singing his song--after all, what could be groovier than three groovy buttons? Hardback. 40 pages.
4 years & up. This book by Marcus Pfister is a tale of the most beautiful fish in the sea that reinforces the themes of friendship and sharing. Rainbow-colored foil stamping is used throughout this unique book to enhance the story's gentle message. Hardcover. 24 pages.
4 years & up. It's a rainy night, and granny is snoring on her bed. A sleepy boy plops on top of her, then a dog crawls up and dozes off on top of him. Next, a cat leaps up and settles for a snooze, and a teeny mouse jumps to the tippy top of the slumbering pile. All sleep happily, until a wakeful flea bites the mouse -- ouch!!! Hardback. 32 pages.
If you give a cat a cupcake, he'll ask for some sprinkles to go with it. When you give him the sprinkles, he might spill some on the floor. Cleaning up will make him hot, so you'll give him a bathing suit . . . and that's just the beginning! The lovable cat who first appeared in If You Give a Pig a Party now has his very own book! Written in the tradition of the bestselling If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond's newest story will show everyone that Cat is where it's at! Hardback
If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want to go to the store to get some more muffin mix. And the story goes on and on...
8 years & up. Esperanza thought she'd always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico -- she'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in a camp for Mexican farm workers. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard labor, financial struggles, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When their new life is threatened, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult… More »
6 years & up. "Charlie needs a cloak," everyone says. Charlie knows they're right, so the young shepherd sets out to make one. Starting in spring, he shears his sheep, washes the wool, and cards it. Then he spins the wool to yarn, and dies the yarn in the juice from late-summer berries. Every fall evening, he weaves the yarn into cloth, which he cuts into pieces. He pins the pieces together and then sews them...and Charlie's new cloak is ready just in time for winter! Tomie dePaola,… More »
4 - 8 years. Every day is the same for Pablo's father. Then one afternoon the ground growls, hisses smoke, and swallows up his plow. A volcano is erupting in the middle of his cornfield! Paperback. 64 pages.
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! They are whisker-licking good tales, and that's a promise! PAWS OFF, CHEDDARFACE! It was the strangest thing... all across New Mouse City, rodents kept telling me I'd done things I had no memory of! I soon discovered why... there was a Geronimo look-alike out there, pretending to be me. He'd even fooled my sister Thea! And worst of all, he… More »
5 - 8 years. This fun and educational picture book describes forecasters at work in a weather station as they track and gauge the constant changes in the weather. Will I need my umbrella? Is it a good day for the beach? Will school close because of snow? These are the questions weather forecasters answer every day. They can tell us what the weather is doing at any time of the day or night. But how do they do it? Weather Forecasting tells how. With straightforward text and colorful pictures, this… More »
6 - 8 years. Classic movies show giant gorillas scaling tall buildings and swatting planes from the sky, but actual gorillas are gentle social animals that live together in family groups like humans. In fact, gorillas are one of the closest genetic matches to people. And just like humans, gorillas can shriek, chuckle, hiccup, and even burp! Award-winning science writer Seymour Simon brings you a full-color photographic introduction to these fascinating animals. This nonfiction picture book is an… More »
4 - 8 years. Many birds travel thousands of miles each year, migrating between summer and winter homes. Just how they find their way back and forth, sometimes returning to the exact same nesting grounds each year, has puzzled ornithologists for years. Roma Gans details the many theories scientists have proposed to explain the mysteries of migration
3 - 8 years. Everyone knows the story of the three little pigs, but now you're going to meet the three little javelinas (pronounced ha-ve-LEE-nas)-loveable, wild, southwestern cousins of pigs. Living in homes built out of tumbleweeds and saguaro ribs (from the fallen giant cacti), the first two javelinas are soon running from the hungry coyote, who had hoped to eat them with red chile sauce. And where do they go for shelter? Why, to their wise sister's house, made strong with adobe bricks. This… More »
4 - 8 years. A beautiful picture book that will help children discover calm through the magic of mindful breathing. Perfect for quiet story time and naptime. With this interactive picture book, children breathe along as they learn how to make angry or sad thoughts disappear. In a world that is sometimes too busy, with too many things going on, this book will help steer children into a serene space of mindfulness, self-awareness, and balance. 32 pages.