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Keepers of the Keys by
Publication Date: 2019-05-14
Perfect for fans of His Dark Materials!Against all odds, cubs Stellan, Jytte, Third, and Froya have found the key hidden inside the legendary Den of Forever Frost. Now, they have everything they need to destroy the dangerous ice clock. Everything . . . except an army. The power-hungry Grand Patek will stop at nothing to protect the clock, the source of his authority. And so, it's up to the cubs to convince the animals of Ga'Hoole to join the fight-a journey that'll take them from the fabled owl parliament to the rugged territory of the wolves of the beyond. But the owls and the wolves have secrets of their own -- secrets that threaten to fracture the fragile alliance. Do Stellan and Jytte have what it takes to become the leaders of the resistance? Or will the bears be left on their own to battle the greatest enemy Ga'Hoole has ever known?
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Spiders by
Publication Date: 2020-03-10
Who's afraid of spiders? NOT SAM WU! In this fourth book in the hilarious series, Sam must conquer his fears and help save the school pet tarantula. Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things--like ghosts, sharks . . . and the dark's pretty scary, too. And now he has something new to worry about: Tulip, the big, hairy pet tarantula that lives in the sixth-grade science lab and is coming to visit his class. But Sam can't let anyone know. So when Tulip disappears from her cage, Sam decides it's up to him and his friends to step up, save the school from the eight-legged escapee . . . and prove, once again, that he's no scaredy cat!
Dactyl Hill Squad by
Publication Date: 2018-09-11
"An unforgettable historical, high-octane adventure." -- Dav Pilkey, author-illustrator of the Dog Man seriesIt's 1863 and dinosaurs roam the streets of New York as the Civil War rages between raptor-mounted armies down South. Magdalys Roca and her friends from the Colored Orphan Asylum are on a field trip when the Draft Riots break out, and a number of their fellow orphans are kidnapped by an evil magistrate, Richard Riker.Magdalys and her friends flee to Brooklyn and settle in the Dactyl Hill neighborhood, where black and brown New Yorkers have set up an independent community -- a safe haven from the threats of Manhattan. Together with the Vigilance Committee, they train to fly on dactylback, discover new friends and amazing dinosaurs, and plot to take down Riker. Can Magdalys and the squad rescue the rest of their friends before it's too late?
The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone by
Publication Date: 2018-10-09
Jaclyn Moriarty returns with her first middle-grade novel, a buoyantly high-spirited fantasy adventure.Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates.This does not bother her particularly: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and has spent a pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons. Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions for Bronte in their will. (Instructions that, annoyingly, have been reinforced with faery cross-stitch, which means that if she doesn't complete them, terrible things could happen!) She travels the kingdoms, perfectly alone, delivering gifts to ten other aunts: a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard, a veterinarian aunt who specializes in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship, and a former rock star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom.But as she travels from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure.
Hurricane Katrina Rescue by
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, sets out to help a family in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina!Ranger, the time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, arrives in New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina approaches and residents start to evacuate the city. Ranger meets Clare Porter, who is searching for her grandmother. Once Ranger helps Clare find Nana, he takes shelter with them at their home in the Lower Ninth Ward, and they wait for Clare's father to return from the gas station. But there's no sign of him as hours pass and the weather gets worse. The wind picks up and rain pours down. And when the levees break, floodwaters dangerously rise, and Clare and Nana are separated. Can Ranger help Clare navigate the flooded streets to safety and back to her family?
As It Lies! by
Publication Date: 2017-12-15
Dandy's father-son miniature golf tournament is postponed due to technical difficulties. But Malcolm knows they're ghost related. With Grandma Eunice in tow, the boys sneak into the golf course. Shortly after arriving, Grandma Eunice goes missing. Can the boys find her, and will they be able to zap the ghost . . . with a can of Squish Cheez? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.
The Deep End (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 15) by
Publication Date: 2020-10-27
An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller! In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ready for the adventure of a lifetime. But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that's not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation--or if they're already in too deep. And don't miss Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure, an all-new fantasy from Greg's best friend--the follow-up to the instant #1 bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal.
Dork Diaries 14 by
Publication Date: 2019-10-22
Nikki Maxwell's summer is packed with drama in this fourteenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki and her bandmates are looking forward to an AWESOME summer on tour as the opening act for the world famous Bad Boyz! Nikki is a little worried when her frenemy, MacKenzie Hollister, weasels her way into a social media intern position with the tour. But she has a total MELTDOWN when she learns that MacKenzie is her new roommate! Will Nikki survive her dream tour as it quickly goes from AWESOME to AWFUL?!
The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road by
Publication Date: 2020-09-15
Now a Netflix Original Series! The highly-anticipated sixth book in the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling series, with over 7 million copies in print! "Terrifyingly fun! Delivers big thrills and even bigger laughs."--Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jack Sullivan, Quint Baker, June Del Toro, and Dirk Savage are about to have their biggest adventure yet. That's right--it's ROAD TRIP TIME! Now wielding the Midnight Blade, Jack Sullivan and the gang are furiously searching for the villainous Thrull and his skeleton army. The clock is ticking: the enemy has begun constructing the Tower--a portal with the power to bring Rezzoch the Ancient, Destructor of Worlds, to our dimension. Equipped with a crucial clue discovered by June on her Wild Flight, the group does the once-unthinkable: they leave Wakefield behind and embark on an . . . EPIC ROAD TRIP! That means music blasting, kitschy roadside attractions, snacks snacks snacks, dangerous detours, and a slew of skeletons and monsters at every turn. But this is no ordinary post-apocalyptic joyride. Because soon, they are pursued by a new threat: the return of a monster they thought long dead, who has taken on a terrifying new form. Jack, June, Quint, and Dirk will be lucky to make it far enough to find the answers they seek. But when the future of the world depends on it, these heroes don't pump the brakes--they go full throttle. Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect series for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in their own comic book or video game.
Tristan Strong Destroys the World (a Tristan Strong Novel, Book 2) by
Publication Date: 2020-10-06
Tristan Strong, just back from a victorious but exhausting adventure in Alke, the land of African American folk heroes and African gods, is suffering from PTSD. But there's no rest for the weary when his grandmother is abducted by a mysterious villain out for revenge. Tristan must return to Alke in order to rescue Nana and stop the culprit from creating further devastation. Anansi, now a 'web developer' in Tristan's phone, is close at hand to offer advice, and several new folk heroes will aid Tristan in his quest, but he will only succeed if he can figure out a way to sew broken souls back together.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two the Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book Two) by
Publication Date: 2007-04-01
Percy Jackson and his friends undertake a perilous voyage to save their summer camp in this modern-day adventure with a Greek mythology twist. * "In a feat worthy of his heroic subjects, Riordan crafts a sequel stronger than his compelling debut." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) New York Times best-selling series by an author beloved the world over Makes Greek mythology relevant and fun for modern readers Useful for classroom discussions Features a main character with learning differences An exciting adventure quest full of monsters and gods Ideal for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too Adapted into a feature film Soon to be a series on Disney+ After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson--a six-foot-three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere, making it hard for Percy to have any "normal" friends. But things don't stay quiet for long. Percy soon discovers there is trouble at Camp Half-Blood: the magical borders that protect Half-Blood Hill have been poisoned by a mysterious enemy, and the only safe haven for demigods is on the verge of being overrun by mythological monsters. To save the camp, Percy needs the help of his best friend, Grover, who has been taken prisoner by the Cyclops Polyphemus on an island somewhere in the Sea of Monsters, the dangerous waters Greek heroes have sailed for millennia--only today, the Sea of Monsters goes by a new name...the Bermuda Triangle. Now Percy and his friends--Grover, Annabeth, and Tyson--must retrieve the Golden Fleece from the Island of the Cyclopes by the end of the summer or Camp Half-Blood will be destroyed. But first, Percy will learn a stunning new secret about his family--one that makes him question whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or simply a cruel joke.
The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever by
Publication Date: 2018-05-07
After winning a national funny-kid competition and starring in his own TV show, kid comic Jamie Grimm is out to conquer the world -- with laughter, of course! Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top. But now he's taking his fame and fortune to international levels by competing in the upcoming world kid comic contest! Will Jamie prove that he's the funniest kid on earth -- or does he stand (or sit!) to lose his crown? Hilarious, moving, and thoughtful, this richly illustrated #1 bestseller is perfect for kids who love to laugh.
Dog Man Grime and Punishment by
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
The mayor has had enough of Dog Man's shenanigans in the ninth book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. Dog Man's really done it this time! He hands over his badge and clears out his desk, but while he may be out of a job, he's not yet out of hope. With his friends at his side, can Dog Man dig himself out of this hole and paw his way back onto the force? Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.
The Baby-Sitters Club Claudia and the New Girl by
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
A brand-new Baby-sitters Club graphic novel adapted by newcomer Gabriela Epstein! Claudia has always been the most creative kid in her class... until Ashley Wyeth comes along. Ashley's really different: She wears hippie clothes and has multiple earrings, and she's the most fantastic artist Claudia has ever met. Ashley says Claudia is a great artist, too, but thinks she's wasting her artistic talent with The Baby-sitters Club. When Claudia starts spending more time with Ashley and missing BSC meetings, it becomes clear that Claudia has to make a decision -- one of them has to go!
The Witch Boy by
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
From the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage -- and magic.In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.
Baby-Sitters Little Sister Karen's Roller Skates by
Publication Date: 2020-07-07
Another graphic novel in this fresh and fun series spin-off of The Baby-sitters Club, featuring Kristy's little stepsister!It's going to be a great weekend! Karen has new roller skates and is a very good skater. She's looking forward to trying some new tricks. But, oh no! Karen falls down and has to go to the hospital. Her wrist is broken!Karen is determined to get everyone she knows -- plus someone famous -- to sign her cast. It isn't going to be easy, but she won't give up until the job is done.
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters by
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
"An action-packed page turner with heart!"--Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN Take off on an action packed adventure with HILO Book 4! Dog Manmeets Big Nate in this hilarious New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids love! Chock full of MORE MONSTERS! MORE ACTION! MORE LAUGHS! MORE FUN! DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Has our favorite space boy finally met his match? Not if D.J. and Gina can help it! Mega Robot Monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they're TOO BIG and TOO STRONG for Hilo to fight on his own! Luckily, he doesn't have to! He has GINA and some brand new SUPER POWERS on his side! Being heroes can be super fun-but it can also be SUPER dangerous! And the closer Hilo and Gina get to saving their world from the monsters--the closer Hilo gets to the dark secret of his past. Does he really want to know? Do WE?! Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo! "More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"--Neil Gaiman, bestselling author "Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!" --Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series "A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space." --Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer * "A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."--The New York Times "A Total BLAST." --Miami Herald * "A must-have."--School Library Journal, Starred Review
Unicorn vs. Goblins by
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
School's out! That means no more teachers, no more books, and lots of time to compliment Marigold Heavenly Nostrils on her good looks. In this third volume, Phoebe and her obligational best friend, Marigold, learn that summer still has plenty of surprises for the both of them. All of our old friends are back--Phoebe's part-time "frenemy" Dakota, upon whom Marigold has bestowed sentient hair, Phoebe's goofy parents, and even Lord Splendid Humility (but please, ignore his magnificence if you can)! Have fun as Phoebe and Marigold continue the "Phoebegold Detective Agency," spend a week at Wolfgang Music Camp, and find themselves in more misadventures, thanks to Marigold's enchanted sparkles! Along the way, Phoebe makes some new friends, such as Sue--her unique clarinet-playing bunkmate, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, Marigold's estranged sister, and Camp Wolfgang's lake monster who enjoys tacos and Wi-Fi. When school resumes, read along as Phoebe enjoys (or suffers from) a brief case of popularity, mentally catalogs her grievances against dodge ball, and, with Marigold's help, rescues Dakota and her hair from the queen of the goblins. Through these wacky adventures, Phoebe and Marigold learn that their friendship is the second most magical thing of all, after Marigold's beauty, of course. Includes an introduction by Cory Doctorow and his daughter Poesy!
Wally and Freya by
Publication Date: 2022-06-07
A heartwarming picture book that teaches empathy and inclusion. Everyone knows Wally is a bully. He steals lunch every day from Bella Jo the bear, calls Oliver the owl mean names, and never shares the crayons. So when the other animals decide to write a story together and the notebook disappears, there is little doubt that Wally has taken it. But what the animals don't know is why Wally acts the way he does. As they unravel the mystery of the missing notebook, they also begin to understand Wally, which leads to a surprising and joyous discovery. This sweet story teaches children empathy and the amazing power of kindness and inclusion. The first in a new series on restorative justice practices for kids, this book is sure to delight children and grownups alike.
You Can Persevere: Quit or Keep Going? by
Publication Date: 2020-08-18
Observe. Question. Hypothesize. Predict. Test. Record. When the science fair turns out to be more work than expected, would you quit or persevere? In this illustrated choose-your-own-ending picture book, Dahabo must decide whether to keep working on her science fair project or quit. Readers make choices for Dahabo and read what happens next, with each story path leading to different consequences. Includes four different endings and discussion questions. Expressive illustrations and the power to choose your story support social-emotional learning and decision-making for kids, making this an excellent book to spark discussion and encourage perseverance.
Dangerous Teeth by
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
"What happens when a diver gets too comfortable with wild animals? Discover a diver's dangerous encounter with a moray eel. You'll think twice before getting too close to creatures after reading this graphic novel"--
Learn Compound Sentences with Unicorns by
Publication Date: 2020-07-15
Unicorns have healing powers, but your readers will learn that they are also great at writing compound sentences. Presented here is a magical journey featuring unicorns that help students learn about joining sentences together. Engaging fact boxes provide interesting information about this mythical one-horned creature, while vivid illustrations draw young readers into the narrative. Learning about grammar has never been this fun and magical, and readers will be fascinated by all this journey has to offer.
Baseball's Leading Lady by
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
For fans of Hidden Figures and Steve Sheinkin's Undefeated, Andrea Williams's Baseball's Leading Lady is the powerful true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues--on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans, and often run by Black owners. Here is the riveting true story of the woman at the center of the Black baseball world: Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles. Elegant yet gutsy, she cultivated a powerhouse team. Yet just as her Eagles reached their pinnacle, so did calls to integrate baseball, a move that would all but extinguish the Negro Leagues. On and off the field, Effa hated to lose. She had devoted her life to Black empowerment--but in the battle for Black baseball, was the game rigged against her?
The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee by
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
Discover an inspiring picture book biography about Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to fly for the US military. Hazel Ying Lee was born fearless--she was not afraid of anything, and the moment she took her first airplane ride, she knew where she belonged. When people scoffed at her dreams of becoming a pilot, Hazel wouldn't take no for an answer. She joined the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II. It was a dangerous job, but Hazel flew with joy and boldness. This moving, true story about a groundbreaking figure will inspire young readers to challenge barriers and reach for the sky.
The Mystery of the Dragon Eggs by
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
A mysterious egg needs the care of your favorite dragons and riders in this all-new Level 1 Ready-to-Read based on DreamWorks Dragons: Rescue Riders--now streaming on Netflix! When Dak and Leyla find dragon eggs they can't identify, they vow to take extra special care of them until they hatch. Cutter, Burple, and Aggro are put in charge of guarding the mysterious dragon eggs while Dak and Leyla are away. But a Slinkwing dragon tricks them into giving him the eggs. Will they be able to retrieve the eggs without Dak and Leyla's help? DreamWorks Dragons © 2021 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Alligators and Crocodiles Can't Chew! by
Publication Date: 2021-01-26
Super Facts for Super Kids is a fun, fresh take on animal nonfiction for beginning readers. Filled with engaging photographs, comic-style illustrations, and cool infographics, these Level 2 Ready-to-Reads are sure to flip, float, and fly off the shelves! Alligators and crocodiles are strong enough to bite through bone, but did you know that they can't chew their food? Readers will love learning about what makes alligators and crocodiles "super," as well as how to tell the two animals apart. The backmatter discusses the conservation success story of the previously endangered American alligator.
Being Kind to Yourself by
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
Everybody has good days and bad days. Understanding how to care for our bodies and minds every day helps make the good days better and the bad days a little less bad. Learn simple ways to be kind to yourself in this nonfiction Beginning-to-Read book. An early social and emotional book that includes a note to caregivers, reading activities, and a word list.
Party Problems by
Publication Date: 2020-08-01
Emma is excited about Izzie's birthday party. But she's also nervous. Is her dress too fancy? Will she know anyone else at the party? Did she buy the right gift? Will Emma's worries ruin her chance to have fun? Find out how Emma handles her party problems in this early chapter book from the Emma Every Day series. Emma is Deaf and often uses sign language to communicate, and each book includes an ASL fingerspelling chart, a sign language guide, a glossary, and content-related questions.
Ryan's World of Science by
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Learn science facts with Ryan and his mom, a former science teacher, in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read filled with science experiments that you can do at home, too! Ryan loves learning about science! Readers will love conducting three exciting and eye-catching experiments using household products, following step-by-step instructions, and reading about the science behind the experiments. The book includes a special letter from Ryan's mom to parents and caregivers about how to encourage their little scientists. TM & © 2020 RTR Production, LLC, RFR Entertainment, Inc. and Remka, Inc., and PocketWatch, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Friendbots: Blink and Block Make a Wish by
Publication Date: 2021-06-22
Introducing I Can Read Comics, a brand-new early reader line that familiarizes children with the world of graphic novel storytelling and encourages visual literacy in emerging readers. Meet the robots Blink and Block in this STEM-inspired story by debut author-illustrator Vicky Fang. Blink is scanning the playground for treasure, and Block is pretty sure there's no gold to be found. Will Blink prove that treasure does exist--or will these two new pals find something even better Friendbots: Blink and Block Make a Wish is a Level Two I Can Read Comic, an engaging story for children starting to read on their own.
Publication Date: 2021-01-05
Learn how to become one with your blanket in this quirky and hilarious picture book from Loryn Brantz, bestselling author of Feminist Baby. Behold, the powers of your blanket are REAL. From the best-selling author of Feminist Baby, Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice, and Feminist Baby! He's a Feminist Too! comes a witty and charming picture book about discovering the power of your blanket. Readers will learn how to make their own snuggly, cuddly cocoon and all the things you can do when you feel safe and warm. Your blanket might take you to space, under the deep blue sea, or anywhere you can imagine. But what happens when you leave your blanket? Not knowing is scary, but also exciting! This adorable and exuberant story is filled with open-ended questions that encourage readers to be true to themselves, both inside and outside of their blankets.
Home Is in Between by
Publication Date: 2021-02-23
In the timely yet timeless picture book Home Is in Between, critically acclaimed author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Lavanya Naidu describe the experience of navigating multiple cultures and embracing the complex but beautiful home in between. Shanti misses the warm monsoon rains in India. Now in America, she watches fall leaves fly past her feet. Still, her family's apartment feels like a village: Mama cooking luchi, funny stories in Bangla, and Baba's big laugh. But outside, everything is different - trick-or-treating, ballet class, and English books. Back and forth, Shanti trudges between her two worlds. She remembers her village and learns her new town. She watches Bollywood movies at home and Hollywood movies with her friends. She is Indian. She is also American. How should she define home?
Goodnight, Astronaut by
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
"Beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children." -School Library Journal The second picture book from astronaut Scott Kelly follows his adventure-seeking travels through some of the wild places he's slept! Young readers will be delighted by the playful text and encouraging message to dream of the stars. Scott Kelly was born for adventure. But exploring takes a lot of enery--and sleep is the super fuel to turbocharge dreams. Luckily, sleeping can be exciting if you're drifting off in the right place. Scott has fallen asleep at the bottom of the ocean, in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet, in a yurt on Mount Everest, and of course in space! Join Scott on his many adventures, and maybe they'll inspire dreams of your own! This sweet and adventurous story is the perfect bedtime tale for future astronauts and adventurers!
The Ramble Shamble Children by
Publication Date: 2021-03-09
The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together. New picture book by a two-time Newbery Honor-winning author! The delightful story of an unconventional family of kids who learn the ups and downs of working together. Merra, Locky, Roozle, Finn, and little Jory love their ramble shamble house. It's a lot of work taking care of the garden, the chickens, and themselves, but they all pitch in to make it easier--even Jory, who looks after the mud puddles. When they come across a picture of a "proper" house in a book, they start wondering if their own home is good enough. So they get to work "propering up" the garden, the chickens, and even the mud puddles. But the results aren't exactly what they expected, and when their now-proper household's youngest member goes missing, they realize that their ramble shamble home might be just right for their family, after all.
What Will You Be? by
Publication Date: 2021-05-04
From Yamile Saied Méndez, acclaimed author of Where Are You From, comes a stunning lyrical picture book that tells the story of one girl who is always asked a simple question: What will you be when you grow up "Méndez and Alizadeh create a balance between the abstract and concrete by letting the child imagine the future but with Abuela's guidance and support. A sweet read to share with loved ones." --Kirkus (starred review) "Turning a common question of childhood into a substantive quest, this imaginative set of plans will have other children charting their own course through the stars." --School Library Journal What will you be when you grow up A young girl dreams about all the endless possibilities, sparking a sense of wonder, curiosity, and growth. With her abuela's loving guidance, she learns her potential is limitless. Yamile Saied Méndez's powerful, lyrical text and Kate Alizadeh's colorful, stunning art are a radiant celebration of family, love, and community. A Spanish-language edition, ¿Qué Serás, is also available.
Off to See the Sea by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon comes an adventurous bath time story. Night has fallen and Mom and Dad need to get their little one in the tub. To make it more fun, Mom brings a magical adventure out at sea to life, where the faucet is a waterfall, a rubber ducky is a sea creature, and the splashing water is a raging sea! In their ocean journey, Mom and Dad manage to get their little one clean just in time to dock for bedtime. "Children will delight... This ebullient account of a common childhood experience bursts with love and universal appeal."--Booklist, STARRED review
Elmo Is Mindful (Sesame Street) by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Elmo shares mindfulness tips to help his Sesame Street friends--and preschoolers everywhere--stay calm and focused. Just like kids everywhere, Elmo, Grover, Cookie Monster, and their Sesame Street friends sometimes have trouble controlling their emotions. This board book offers thoughtful suggestions as to what to do when you're scared, angry, frustrated, upset, and overwhelmed. Young children can learn simple techniques to stay calm and focused such as belly breathing, counting to 10, hugging yourself, and using a glitter jar. This oversized board book, filled with color photographs and illustrations of Elmo and the other Sesame Street muppets, is a perfect format for parents and caretakers to read with their children. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, aims to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder through its many unique domestic and international initiatives. These projects cover a wide array of topics for families around the world.
Creature Features: Ocean by
Publication Date: 2021-03-23
A bright board book packed with a menagerie of ocean creatures with fascinating features. Vibrantly illustrated by Creature Features creator Natasha Durley, each page bursts with ocean creatures united by a common characteristic. From fantastic fins to shiny shells, from giant squid to glowing jellyfish, this eclectic collection of species celebrates the diversity of sea creatures. And with something to look for on every page, it's guaranteed to inspire and fascinate budding oceanographers.
I Want to Be... a Firefighter by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
Do you want to be a firefighter? Open this book to find out what adventures await! This book will help kids to imagine what it's like to be a firefighter! Starting with putting on the uniform and then jumping into the truck to rush off to save people and put out a fire, this book provides an early introduction to a day in the life of a busy firefighter. The surprise mirror at the end provides a fun, interactive bonus!
Sloth and Smell the Roses (a Hello!Lucky Book) by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
A playful board book about the pillars of mindfulness from the bestselling creators of Hello!Lucky! This pun-derful guide to mindfulness offers many fun teaching moments for kids and their caregivers, covering topics from taking deep breaths to acknowledging strong feelings and working to let them go. Filled with bright, adorable illustrations in Hello!Lucky's inimitable style, this playful, sturdy board book is sure to give the preschool set much to ponder. As a bonus seek-and-find element, readers will find at least one rose on every spread--an additional reminder to stop and smell the roses!
First Words ... and Lots More! by
Publication Date: 2021-01-12
A catalog of a toddler's world with everyday encounters, unique additions, and four languages! First Words . . . And Lots More! is a super-sized board book depicting all the essential objects that children encounter in daily life. If that weren't enough, each word is shown in four languages--English, Spanish, French, and Arabic--perfect for introducing today's baby to a multilingual world. * Features an ultra-sturdy case cover to withstand daily wear and tear * Includes 11 subject-themed spreads, offering context to the words * Each word comes in four languages--English, Spanish, French, and Arabic. It's not just a banana, but also a rotten banana, a misplaced sock, a spilled glass of milk . . . and so much more. This sturdy book is brimming with the humor and reality that every child will recognize, while eliciting knowing smiles from their parents. * Great for educators, multilingual families, and parents who are eager to begin language education early * Unique gift for baby showers, gender reveal parties, birthdays, and more * A generously inclusive book for new parents, grandparents, librarians, and preschool teachers * Equal parts educational and entertaining, this is perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old. * Add it to the shelf with books like First 100 Words Bilingual: Primeras 100 Palabras by Roger Priddy, My First Book of Arabic Words by Katy R. Kudela, and Loteria: First Words / Primeras Palabras by Patty Rodriguez.
Cat Hears a Roar! by
Publication Date: 2021-03-01
In this story in the Cat and Friends series of full-color board books, a dinosaur wants to play, but Cat is too scared! Cat runs far away, but the persistent dino doesn't give up that easily. Bold illustrations, colorful characters, and simple rhyming text enable new readers to develop their vocabulary, as well as encouraging the recognition and understanding of word structure through phonics. Printed as a board book, the story is nicely designed for fr toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten readers, introducing young readers to a range of vocabulary terms, rhyme, and rhythm.