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1001 Animals to Spot
Ruth Brocklehurst, Susannah Owen, Anna Milbourne Teeming with animals to find, count and talk about, this bright picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. It also helps develop basic word and number skills. The busy scenes bring to life different habitats from around the world. Chilren will delight in finding all kinds of familiar and exotic animals — from lambs on the farm to armadillos in the rainforest. Ages: 3 years and up. Size of book: 9 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches. Pages: 32.
Achoo! Bang! Crash! The Noisy Alphabet
A for . . . Achoo?
B for Bump, Bang, and Bop?
C for Crackle, Clank, and Crunch?

This is truly an alphabet with attitude, created by that master of raucous humor, Ross MacDonald. In this hilarious book you'll see clothes ripped off an intrepid game hunter by a ferocious lion (ROAR! RIP! RUN!); a little boy who manages to pin the tail on his father, rather than the donkey. (NO! OH! OOPS! OW!); and an exceedingly plump Santa being crammed down the chimney (JINGLE! JINGLE! JINGLE!).

But wait! There's more! All the words in this book where set in 19th-century wood type and printed in blazing color on a handpress, creating extraordinary visual effects. An endnote accompanied by photographs describes the process and serves as a fascinating introduction to a disappearing craft
The Adventures of Polo
Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat—and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman—and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.
Alfi and the Dark
Sally Miles On a night when he cannot fall asleep, Alfi meets The Dark and learns where he goes when someone turns on a light.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.

First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was an immediate success, as was its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass. Carroll’s sense of the absurd and his amazing gift for games of logic and language have secured for the Alice books an enduring spot in the hearts of both adults and children.

Alice begins her adventures when she follows the frantically delayed White Rabbit down a hole into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a variety of wonderful creatures, including Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the hookah-smoking Caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Queen of Hearts—who, with the help of her enchanted deck of playing cards, tricks Alice into playing a bizarre game of croquet. Alice continues her adventures in Through the Looking-Glass, which is loosely based on a game of chess and includes Carroll’s famous poem “Jabberwocky.”

Throughout her fantastic journeys, Alice retains her reason, humor, and sense of justice. She has become one of the great characters of imaginative literature, as immortal as Don Quixote, Huckleberry Finn, Captain Ahab, Sherlock Holmes, and Dorothy Gale of Kansas. Tan Lin is a writer, artist, and critic. He is the author of two books of poetry, Lotion Bullwhip Giraffe and IDM.
All About Me, Revised Edition: A Keepsake Journal for Kids
Linda Kranz Journal for children with thought-starter writing prompts
Alphababies
Kim Golding Twenty-six letters...twenty-six colorful pictures...twenty-six smiling babies!

Charming, bright illustrations that combine art and photography make this an alphabet that the youngest readers will love. Each letter of the alphabet features a picture of an adorable baby in a cheerful setting, and rhyming text carries parent and youngster from letter to letter. If you love babies, you'll love Alphababies!
The Alphabet Room
Starting with the simplest images-apples for A, bowls for B, cat for C-Sara Pinto has taken a magical leap in the concept of alphabet books. Each letter has a door, and behind each door the objects arrange and rearrange themselves so that with every letter the picture becomes more complex. Letter by letter, magical scenes unfold inside the room. With gentle humor and charming design, this lift-the-flap alphabet book transcends the genre to offer something truly unique.
The Alphabet Tree
Leo Lionni Illus. in full color. The letters on an alphabet tree, torn and tossed by

the wind, find strength in banding together to form words. Then a clever

caterpillar teaches the letters to become even stronger by forming sentences

with a message of peace in a gentle parable about the power of the written word.
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street
Marco is in a pickle. His father has instructed him to keep his eyes peeled for interesting sights on the way to and from school, but all Marco has seen is a boring old horse and wagon. Imagine if he had something more to report, say, a zebra pulling the wagon. Or better yet, the zebra could be pulling a blue and gold chariot. No, wait! Maybe it should be a reindeer in that harness. Marco's story grows ever more elaborate as he reasons that a reindeer would be happier pulling a sled, then that a really unusual sight would be an elephant with a ruby-bedecked rajah enthroned on top. "Say! That makes a story that no one can beat, / When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street." Time and again, Marco tops himself until he is positively wound up with excitement and bursts into his home to tell his dad what he saw on Mulberry Street.

Pulitzer-prize winning Dr. Seuss needs no introduction. His ode to the imagination of a child is as fresh and exquisitely outlandish today as it was when first published in 1937. This is a classic that will never fade with age. (Ages 3 to 8) —Emilie Coulter
Apes and Monkeys
John Grassy A brief introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, and natural environment of various species of apes and monkeys.
Are You My Mother?
P.D. Eastman Illus. in color. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets — including a dog, a cow, and a plane — "Are you my mother?"
Are You Ready to Play Outside?
Mo Willems Winning unanimous rave reviews, Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series continues to charm readers. Featuring two lovable and funny characters, an optimistic (and sometimes reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant, these books make reading irresistible to the beginning readers. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own.

Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist (and many adorable early learners).

In Are You Ready to Play Outside?, Piggie can't wait to go play in the sunshine. But will a rainy day ruin all the fun?
Arthurs Boo Boo Book A Lift the Flap Board book with Stickers
Marc Brown
Baby Animals
Chubby puppies, furry kittens, fuzzy chicks, downy ducklings: Gyo Fujikawa’s
lovable baby animals will captivate children. They’re big (elephants) and small (mice), plump (piglets), and playful (lambs). With each picture, kids learn a little bit about the animal—the sound it makes, how soft it might feel, and what it can do. Plus, they’ll discover something else very important: that very young creatures have to be petted, snuggled, and hugged very gently…just like the children themselves.
Baby Bunny's Busy Day
Julie Chambers Baby Bunny wakes up to a brand-new, very busy day in this unique interactive picture book for young children. The sweet felt bunny can be moved from page to page and helped to sit in his highchair, go for a walk, watch TV, and go to bed with the help of cleverly illustrated flaps and pockets. And since he is attached to the sturdy book by a cheerful pink ribbon, there is no danger that he will get lost or separated from the book.

1996 `Pick of the Lists' (ABA)
Baby Einstein: See and Spy Counting
Julie Aigner-clark The concept of numbers and counting from 1 to 5 is demonstrated by the Baby Einstein characters in a variety of playful, amusing scenarios. Young children will delight in finding, naming, and counting a variety of objects in each illustration. The book also builds vocabulary, and teaches the names of parts of the body.
Barnyard Boogie Puppet Book
Jim Post Various farm animals introduce themselves and sing their respective animal sounds. Includes die-cut pages which allow the reader to use an attached hand puppet in order to accompany them.
Barnyard Dance!
Sandra Boynton A die-cut cover opens to reveal chunky pages full of delightful farm animals at a barnyard dance in a board book that teaches young readers all about opposites.
Bartholomew and the Oobleck:
Dr. Seuss Illus. in color by the author. An ooey-gooey, green oobleck was not exactly what the king had in mind when he ordered something extra-special from his royal magicians.
A Bear Called Paddington
Michael Bond In 1958, the story of a little bear found in London?s Paddington Station wearing the sign ?Please look after this bear? was first published and has been beloved by children around the world ever since. At the time of its publication, one reviewer said, ?It should be compulsory reading for all children from six to sixty.? This deluxe anniversary edition includes full-color art throughout by the original artist, Peggy Fortnum.
Bear Snores On
Karma Wilson On a cold windy night, an itty-bitty mouse "pitter-pat, tip-toe, creep-crawls" into a sleeping bear's cozy lair, looking for relief from the bitter winter weather. Soon he is joined by a veritable menagerie of woodland animals, and the party begins. Popping corn, brewing tea, tweeting, and chatting, the critters enjoy themselves thoroughly while the bear slumbers through it all. Until, that is, an errant pepper flake from the simmering stew wakes him up with a giant sneeze. As the bear goes from ferocious snarls and rumbles to pitiful whimpers, his uninvited guests realize what the problem is.You've snuck in my lair
and you've all had fun!
But me? I was sleeping
and...
I have had none!
Not to worry. Mouse knows just what to do.

First-time author Karma Wilson and artist Jane Chapman (illustrator of Phyllis Root's One Duck Stuck) have created a charming little tale of sharing and caring that will have readers of all ages cheering at the humorous finale. (Ages 3 to 7) —Emilie Coulter
Bed, Bed, Bed
They Might Be Giants Parents and kids looking for a break from the ordinary will appreciate this imaginative collection of stories and songs from quirk-rock kings They Might Be Giants. Fresh on the heels of their highly successful children's record No!, Bed, Bed, Bed features four brief stories written by the Giants and illustrated with surreal panache by Marcel Dzama along with a CD featuring all four stories in song version. "Impossible" explores the possibility of turning into fantastical animals like Octofish and Octofee or growing violet hair that flows down the stairs. Kids will find the silly animals and warped reality delightful and will love singer John Linnell's spacey conspiratorial tone. "Happy Doesn’t Have to Have an Ending" tells the story of a hippie kitten "on a secret mission to make a valentine for everyone on earth," who wants everyone to dance and be happy. "Idlewild" slows things down with a softer, sleepier beat and a story about a dreamy trip to the carnival. But the Giants save the best story for last; "Bed Bed Bed Bed Bed" is a well-reasoned and catchy argument for slumber. "I did so many things today, there’s nothing left to do", sings guest vocalist Kimya Dawson (in a slower, different version than the one on "No!"). While the story features familiar bedtime milestones, Dzama’s illustrations lend the proceedings a compellingly skewed vision in which kids eat three meals in the company of bears and go to bed accompanied by their pet octopus and a tuxedoed rabbit. While the lyrics flow nicely in the songs, they can sometimes be a bit clunky on the page. But even then, the stories and Dzama’s illustrations are more imaginative and memorable than most children’s books today. —John Moe
Belly Button Book
Sandra Boynton Emboldened by the enthusiastic response to Belly Button (Round)—a song from her Grammy-nominated book/CD, Philadelphia Chickens—Sandra Boynton further contemplates this mesmerizing subject.

Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is the latest quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text:

Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.”

Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover that offers a provocative glimpse of the merriment inside, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun.
The Best Nest
P.D. Eastman Illus. in full color. Mr. and Mrs. Bird's search for a "better" nest leads them to some peculiar spots.
The BFG
Roald Dahl Evidently not even Roald Dahl could resist the acronym craze of the early eighties. BFG? Bellowing ferret-faced golfer? Backstabbing fairy godmother? Oh, oh ... Big Friendly Giant! This BFG doesn't seem all that F at first as he creeps down a London street, snatches little Sophie out of her bed, and bounds away with her to giant land. And he's not really all that B when compared with his evil, carnivorous brethren, who bully him for being such an oddball runt. After all, he eats only disgusting snozzcumbers, and while the other Gs are snacking on little boys and girls, he's blowing happy dreams in through their windows. What kind of way is that for a G to behave?

The BFG is one of Dahl's most lovable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness. (Ages 9 to 12)
Big Blue Book of Beginner Books
P.D. Eastman What could make a better present than a classic Beginner Book? Six of them—for less than the price of two! We've taken the complete text and art of three beloved P.D. Eastman titles: Go, Dog. Go!, Are You My Mother?, and The Best Nest; Robert Lopshire's Put Me In the Zoo (the first of his books featuring the character Spot); Marilyn Sadler and Roger Bollen's It's Not Easy Being a Bunny (the first PJ Funnybunny story); and Mike McClintock's charming, cautionary tale A Fly Went By, and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. A perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books
Dr. Seuss What could make a better present than a Beginner Book written by Dr. Seuss? Six of them—for less than the price of two! We’ve taken the complete text and art of Great Day for Up! (illustrated by Quentin Blake); I Am Not Going to Get Up Today! (illustrated by James Stevenson); I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (illustrated by T. Tobey); Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! (illustrated by Michael Smollin); Wacky Wednesday (illustrated by George Booth); and Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (illustratedby Roy McKie) and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. A perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.
The Big Red Book of Beginner Books
P.D. Eastman, Al Perkins, Robert Lopshire, Joan Heilbroner, Marilyn Sadler What’s a better present than a classic Beginner Book? Six of them—for less than the price of two! Following on the success of The Big Blue Book of Beginner Books and The Big Green Book of Beginner Books, we’ve taken the complete text and art of P. D. Eastman’s Sam and the Firefly, Robert Lopshire’s I Want to Be Somebody New!, Marilyn Sadler’s The Very Bad Bunny, Mike McClintock’s Stop That Ball!, Al Perkins’s The Digging-est Dog, and Joan Heilbroner’s Robert the Rose Horse and bound them together in one sturdy hardcover omnibus. This is a perfect introduction to reading that will whet young readers’ appetites for additional books in the Beginner Book series.
A Blue So Blue
Jean-FranCois Dumont, Editions Flammarion Winner of the 2004 Prix Saint-Exupéry, an award given yearly to the best illustrated picture book in France by the family of The Little Prince author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry .

In the big gray city,
Lived a little boy who never played...

With A Blue So Blue, Jean-François Dumont has created an outstanding picture book that will dazzle the eye, stir the imagination, and warm the heart. The exquisitely written tale whisks children off of a fantastic journey across land and sea. Every page features breathtaking paintings, rich in color and detail. It is simply a magical tour de force of illustration and storytelling.
The adventure begins with a little boy's marvelous dream of a perfect blue, a blue both soft and strong, a blue so blue you want to curl up inside it. Armed with a paintbrush, he travels the globe in search of this special color—from a famous art gallery to a mid-Atlantic fishing boat, from a remote blues club in the Mississippi Delta to a sun-drenched desert with a purple sky—only to realize that what he was looking for was right in his very own home after all.
Bottoms
Tanja Kirschner It's easy to recognize a polar bear or an owl or a squirrel from the front. But it's much harder to guess the animal from the back. This simple board book invites toddlers to play a guessing game that's just challenging enough to be surefire fun. Right-hand pages feature animals' behinds. Turn the page and find out if you guessed right! Big, gold illustrations will encourage youngsters to look at things from many different angles.
Bow-Wow Bugs a Bug
Mark Newgarden, Megan Montague Cash Bow-Wow may look like your average terrier. The streets he walks may seem familiar. But just around the corner, things get a little unusual. With nary a word, Mark Newgarden and Megan Montague Cash have created a story about a bold new doggy who goes where no doggy has gone before. With a spring in his step and his tail only occasionally between his legs, Bow-Wow faces down every foe—well, almost every foe—in his path. Step aside, mutts. There's a new dog in town. (20070501)
Butterflies
Gallimard Jeunesse, Claude Delafosse Answers a wealth of questions on butterflies, including how a caterpillar transforms itself and how butterflies protect themselves from enemies, in an introduction to the many varieties of butterflies and moths.
Can I Play Too?
Mo Willems Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

 

In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don't you need arms to catch?
Can You Find It Inside?: Search and Discover for Young Art Lovers
Jessica Schulte Based on the best-selling series, Can You Find It? , this edition focuses on art set inside, providing a fun way for young readers to learn about classic art by bringing the museum to them.

Can You Find It Inside? makes discovering art fun! After reading this book, young readers will be saying, "I spy great art!" Here's a seek-and-find book that invites youngsters to look at art in a special way: very closely! Whether it's a restaurant by Edward Hopper, a breakfast table by Fairfield Porter, or a game of keep-away by Seymour Joseph Guy, in this book each of the thirteen paintings, reproduced in full color, invites young children to explore works of art depicting a variety of indoor scenes.

Written in simple rhyme with major works form The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this book asks children to take a close, closer and closest look at classic fine art at an early age.
Can You Find It Outside?: Search and Discover for Young Art Lovers
Jessica Schulte Based on the best-selling series, Can You Find It? , this edition focuses on art set outside, providing a fun way for young readers to learn about classic art by bringing the museum to them.

Can You Find It Outside? makes discovering art fun! After reading this book, young readers will be saying, "I spy great art!" Here's a seek-and-find book that invites youngsters to look at art in a special way: very closely! Whether it's a garden by Vincent van Gogh, a boat race by Thomas Eakins, or a peaceable kingdom by Edward Hicks, in this book each of the thirteen paintings, reproduced in full color, invites young children to explore works of art depicting a variety of outdoor scenes.

Written in simple rhyme with major works form The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, this book asks children to take a close, closer and closest look at classic fine art at an early age.
The Cat in the Hat
Dr. Seuss Description coming soon...
Cat Is Sleepy
Part of a series of four board books.

Each of the four animals in these four board books solves a problem after exploring various options. "A series of finely thought-out, beautifully illustrated concept board books for toddlers and their families."—The New York Times Book Review
The Cat's Quizzer
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. The Cat in the Hat challenges readers with seemingly silly questions: Do pineapples grow on pine or apple trees? Do roosters sleep on their backs or sides? Kids will pick up a host of oddball facts, have fun juggling sense and nonsense, and exercise their imaginations.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Roald Dahl Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, along with Roald Dahl's other tales for younger readers, make him a true star of children's literature. Dahl seems to know just how far to go with his oddball fantasies; in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for example, nasty Violet Beauregarde blows up into a blueberry from sneaking forbidden chewing gum, and bratty Augustus Gloop is carried away on the river of chocolate he wouldn't resist. In fact, all manner of disasters can happen to the most obnoxiously deserving of children because Dahl portrays each incident with such resourcefulness and humor.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy, childhood justice and revenge, and as much candy as you can eat. The book is also available in Spanish (Charlie y la Fabrica de Chocolate). (The suggested age range for this book is 9-12, but nobody this reviewer has met can resist it, including New York City bellhops, flight attendants, and grumpy teenagers.)
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Roald Dahl Picking right up where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory left off, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator continues the adventures of Charlie Bucket, his family, and Willy Wonka, the eccentric candy maker. As the book begins, our heroes are shooting into the sky in a glass elevator, headed for destinations unknown. What follows is exactly the kind of high-spirited magical madness and mayhem we've all come to expect from Willy Wonka and his creator Roald Dahl. The American space race gets a send-up, as does the President, and Charlie's family gets a second chance at childhood. Throw in the Vermicious Knids, Gnoolies, and Minusland and we once again witness pure genius. (Ages 9 to 12)
Charlotte's Web
E. B. White An affectionate, sometimes bashful pig named Wilbur befriends a spider named Charlotte, who lives in the rafters above his pen. A prancing, playful bloke, Wilbur is devastated when he learns of the destiny that befalls all those of porcine persuasion. Determined to save her friend, Charlotte spins a web that reads "Some Pig," convincing the farmer and surrounding community that Wilbur is no ordinary animal and should be saved. In this story of friendship, hardship, and the passing on into time, E.B. White reminds us to open our eyes to the wonder and miracle often found in the simplest of things.
The Classic Fairy Tales
Iona Opie, the late Peter Opie This volume contains twenty-four of the best known fairy tales in the English language, presented here in the exact words of their first English publication or of the earliest surviving text. Including "Sleeping Beauty," "Bluebeard," "Cinderella," "Thumbelina," and "Hansel and Gretel," as well as many others, this collection provides a historical introduction for each tale and a general Introduction which traces the history of fairy tales collected in Asia and Europe long before they appeared in English.
Clip-Clop
Nicola Smee Every child adores getting twirled and tossed by Mommy and Daddy. Again! Again, they squeal. That’s the rapturous joy Nicola Smee captures, in simple rhythmic text and charming pictures. One after the other, a group of barnyard friends climb aboard Mr. Horse for a ride. Faster, they beg…faster! But will “faster” lead to disaster? No…just a satisfying ending that toddlers will love.

Best-selling Nicola Smee has written and illustrated many children’ books. Her Three Little Finger Puppet series has sold more than 800,000 copies.
Colors Everywhere: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook
Sam Mcbratney For the first time in twelve years, the Nutbrown Hares hop back for a brand-new GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU story. Happy spring!

Down by the river on a bright summer’s day, Big and Little Nutbrown Hare are lazily looking at all the colors around them. It’s so hard to decide which ones they like best! Big Nutbrown Hare’s favorite blue is the blue of the sky, while Little Nutbrown Hare’s favorite green is the green of the leaves. But which of the many lovely shades of brown will the Nutbrown Hares decide is the best of all?
Colors on My Plate
The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm All-New Third Edition
Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Perhaps no other stories possess as much power to enchant, delight, and surprise as those penned by the immortal Brothers Grimm. Now, in the new, expanded third edition, renowned scholar and folklorist Jack Zipes has translated all 250 tales collected and published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, plus twenty-nine rare tales omitted from the original German edition, as well as narratives uncovered in the brothers’ letters and papers.

Truly the most comprehensive translation to date, this critically acclaimed edition recaptures the fairy tales as the Brothers Grimm intended them to be: rich, stark, spiced with humor and violence, resonant with folklore and song.

One of the world’s experts on children’s literature, Jack Zipes is a professor of German at the University of Minnesota and is the author of numerous books on folklore and fairy tales.
Count with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle Kids will love to eat through 16 different types of food with the very hungry caterpillar! With giant stickers that are perfect for little hands, this book is the perfect choice for kids just learning their numbers. Counting has never made you hungrier!
The Cricket in Times Square
George Selden One night, the sounds of New York City—the rumbling of subway trains, thrumming of automobile tires, hooting of horns, howling of brakes, and the babbling of voices—is interrupted by a sound that even Tucker Mouse, a jaded inhabitant of Times Square, has never heard before. Mario, the son of Mama and Papa Bellini, proprietors of the subway-station newsstand, had only heard the sound once. What was this new, strangely musical chirping? None other than the mellifluous leg-rubbing of the somewhat disoriented Chester Cricket from Connecticut. Attracted by the irresistible smell of liverwurst, Chester had foolishly jumped into the picnic basket of some unsuspecting New Yorkers on a junket to the country. Despite the insect's wurst intentions, he ends up in a pile of dirt in Times Square.

Mario is elated to find Chester. He begs his parents to let him keep the shiny insect in the newsstand, assuring his bug-fearing mother that crickets are harmless, maybe even good luck. What ensues is an altogether captivating spin on the city mouse/country mouse story, as Chester adjusts to the bustle of the big city. Despite the cricket's comfortable matchbox bed (with Kleenex sheets); the fancy, seven-tiered pagoda cricket cage from Sai Fong's novelty shop; tasty mulberry leaves; the jolly company of Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat; and even his new-found fame as "the most famous musician in New York City," Chester begins to miss his peaceful life in the Connecticut countryside. The Cricket in Times Square—a Newbery Award runner-up in 1961—is charmingly illustrated by the well-loved Garth Williams, and the tiniest details of this elegantly spun, vividly told, surprisingly suspenseful tale will stick with children for years and years. Make sure this classic sits on the shelf of your favorite child, right next to The Wind in the Willows. (Ages 9 to 12)
Curious George Visits a Toy Store
H. A. Rey, Margret Rey A new toy store is opening and George can’t wait. Once George gets inside, the owner thinks his antics may be bad for business. It’s not long before George has her jumping through hoops to try to contain his curiosity. Will George’s playful nature really drive customers away, or will everyone’s favorite monkey find a clever way to save the day?
Dancing with Degas
Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. Children can enter Edgar Degas's magical world of toe shoes, tutus and elegant ballerinas. Dancing with Degas is a fun introduction to art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!
Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is An Adverb?
Brian P. Cleary Bursting with adverbs, this addition to the Words Are CATegorical(tm) series creatively clarifies the concept of adverbs for young readers with delightfully playful rhymes and extremely humorous illustrations. For easy identification, adverbs are printed in color and key words are illustrated on each page.
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
"When I was quite young and quite small for my size, I met an old man in the Desert of Drize." The old man looks like a cross between a cartoon granddad and a swami; he sits on top of a cactus, and tells his young listener that the best way to get over any sadness is to imagine all the ways you could be worse off. "Suppose, just suppose, you were poor Herbie Hart, who has taken his Throm-dim-bu-lator apart!" This has a more hurried, formulaic feel than the best Seuss, and it seems to showcase a less acute grasp of child psychology than usual. (Does it really make a child feel better to think of poor Harry Haddow, who, "try as he will, can't make a shadow," or Gucky Gown, "who lives by himself ninety miles out of town"?) But the illustrations alone make this morality tale a minor classic. (Ages 4 to 8) —Richard Farr
The Digging-Est Dog
Al Perkins Illus. in full color. A dog who has to learn how to dig doesn't stop until he has dug up the whole town.
Dinosaur's Binkit
Sandra Boynton Sandra Boynton turns on the charm again in this story about a cuddly dino who refuses to go to bed until he (or she) has the right comfort object. A reflective silvery moon, some pull-out flaps, and a liftable bedspread with a reluctant hero hiding beneath it offer the very small reader a way into the story. The "Binkit" itself, a piece of soft yellow felt, can be stroked for reassurance. Reluctant bedtimers from one to three will enjoy this introduction to the idea of a bedtime routine that ends with comfort, closed eyes, and peace. (Baby to age 3)
Dinosaurs of the World [With Five 48-Piece Jigsaws]
Garry Fleming
Do You Doodle?
Nikalas Catlow With all the pressure for kids to achieve at whatever they try, here is the perfect antidote-a book that simply invites them to enter and play. Nikalas Catlow has made a start on each of the generous-sized pages-a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like a boy looking into a bowl and asking what’s in there. Doodlers go off from there on a liberating flight of mindless fancy. There are over 200 pages to complete and create. A book that will be as irresistible to overtaxed adults as it is to kids eager to enjoy its spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity.
Do You Doodle?
Nikalas Catlow With all the pressure for kids to achieve at whatever they try, here is the perfect antidote-a book that simply invites them to enter and play. Nikalas Catlow has made a start on each of the generous-sized pages-a few beginning strokes of pictures and prompts like a boy looking into a bowl and asking what’s in there. Doodlers go off from there on a liberating flight of mindless fancy. There are over 200 pages to complete and create. A book that will be as irresistible to overtaxed adults as it is to kids eager to enjoy its spirit of adventure, imagination, and creativity.
Dog
Matthew Van Fleet From the creator of the #1 New York Times bestsellerTails and the million-copy-selling Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings

Doggone fun for toddlers!

In Matthew Van Fleet's captivating new multiconcept book, twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. Cleverly designed pull tabs and flaps plus ten pettable textures provide interactive treats that will have toddlers arfing along from start to surprising finish. Bow-WOW!
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
It’s getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Toddlers and parents will love this interactive bedtime romp, which puts readers back in the driver’s seat, following all of Pigeon’s sly trickery as he tries to outsmart the inevitable bedtime.
Doodle All Year
Taro Gomi Taro Gomi is back with a new addition to the wildly popular Scribbles, Doodles, and Squiggles series. Playful drawings of spring, summer, fall, and winter scenes plus fun-to-follow instructions will have kids of all ages doodling, drawing, and stretching their imaginations all year long!
Dr Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr. Seuss Illus. in color. "Deliberately calculated to make its readers yawn. No one could resist those zillions of astonishing sleepyheads."—The New York Times.
DR.SEUSS ON THE LOOSE
BEG/SEUSS DR. SEUSS
Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
Ernest Drake, Dugald Steer Dragonology is presented as a faux-scholarly book with everything you ever wanted to know about dragons. Purporting to be the actual writings of English Dragonologist, Dr. Ernest Drake, this book is filled with exquisite illustrations, fascinating faux-facts, a dragon alphabet, runes to decipher, lift-up flaps, and maps to explore. Covering everything from dragon habitats, physiology and behavior to finding, tracking, taming, and flying them. A really fun book for the Harry Potter crowd and anyone enamored of Dragons. Hardcover, 32 pages. (Ages 8+)
Dress Up with Other
Elmo's ABC Book
Deborah November ELMO TRIES TO decide what his favorite letter of the alphabet might be. There are so many letters - so much to love! He takes readers on a tour of the ABCs, naming the things he loves that begin with each letter, and decides that they're all special in their own way.
The Encyclopedia of North American Animals
Bryan Richard An illustrated and highly informative guide to the wildlife of the United States and Canada, covering all the most common and well known as well as the more unfamliar and unusual species. It contains sections on mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, with key identification points listed at the beginning of each entry, along with common and scientific names. Text on each species includes full description of habitat and behavior. Fully illustrated, over 400 species covered.
Everyone Poops
Taro Gomi "Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process. Both my daughters begged me to read the book over and over again. They marveled at the enormity of the elephant's poop and searched with the skill of a scientist for the tiny specks which represent bug poop. The text is simple and straightforward but not without humor.
Exploring the Sea
Fabulous animal facts: That hardly anyone knows
Rita Golden Gelman
Falling Up
Millie McDeevit screamed a scream
So loud it made her eyebrows steam.
She screamed so loud
Her jawbone broke,
Her tongue caught fire,
Her nostrils smoked...

Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the unforgettable characters in this wondrous new book of poems and drawings by the creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic. Here you will also meet Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold.

So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind.

1996 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
Editor's Chice 1996 (Booklist)
1997 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (ALA)
1997 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)
Children's Choices for 1997 (IRA/CBC)
Family Guy Mad Libs
Roger Price, Leonard Stern Family Guy is the absurdly funny, unbelievably popular cartoon sitcom from Fox. The show chronicles the lives of the Griffin family—Peter, Lois, Stewie, Brian, Chris, and Meg—a tight-knit but nutty family from Quahog, Rhode Island. And now, Family Guy combines comedic forces with Mad Libs for an absolutely hilarious time that no fan will be able to resist!
Farm Animals
Weldon Owen Group Some of the most familiar animals are the friendly faces found on the farm. From ducks to donkeys, horses to hens, these animals have a special relationship with the people who care for them-and with people in general. Take a colorful, close-up tour of the farm and meet the animals that have become our friends and part of our way of life.
Farm Animals
DK Publishing Young children will love turning the pages of this delightful book as they explore the world of their favorite farm animals. Animal antics abound in these baby-friendly books. Bright, full-color photography and simple, adorable animal scenarios make these charmers ideal for babies and toddlers. Parents will love them because they are fun to read, sturdy for little ones' hands, and easy to wipe clean.
Fine Feathered Friends: All About Birds
Tish Rabe Bee hummingbirds, ostriches, flycatchers, chickadees, and bald eagles! Dick and Sally find themselves on a bird-watching tour led by the Cat in the Hat. After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, they go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats. Time flies, and soon it's late, but the Cat saves the day by shifting his vehicle into Fine Feather All-Weather Flying Machine mode and winging Dick and Sally back home.
Fiona's Luck
Teresa Bateman All the luck in Ireland is locked away, sealed with a spell by the greedy leprechaun king. Fiona, a woman of middling importance but uncommon wit, sets out to bring luck back to Ireland by besting the Leprechaun King in a test of cleverness.
Fireman
Lizzie McClure
Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed
Eileen Christelow
A Fly Went By
Mike McClintock, Fritz Siebel Illus. in color. A fly goes by, followed by a frog, who's chased by a cat, who's chased by a dog and a host of other frantic characters, in a humorous cumulative tale.
The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites
Dr. Seuss Description coming soon...
Fox in Socks
Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel A collection of tongue twisters that is an amusing exercise for beginning readers.
Fred and Ted like to fly
Peter Anthony Eastman Fred and Ted—beloved canine stars of P. D. Eastman's Big Dog . . . Little Dog and son Peter Eastman's Fred and Ted Go Camping—take flight on a new adventure: piloting planes to a tropical island! There the good friends enjoy the beach, each in his own style. But will the dogs' tale be ruined by the rising tide? It's a close-call for Fred and Ted in this charming introduction to opposites!
Froggy Loves Books
Jonathan London
George Balanchine's The Nutracker
Joel Meyerowitz
A Giraffe and a Half
If you had a giraffe
and he stretched another half …
you would have a giraffe and a half.

And if you glued a rose
to the tip of his nose …

And … if he put on a shoe
and then stepped in some glue …

And if he used a chair
to comb his hair …

And so it goes until … but that would be telling. Children will be kept in stitches until the very end, when the situation is resolved in the most riotous way possible.

Shel Silverstein's incomparable line drawings add to the hilarity of his wildly funny rhymes.
Go, Dog. Go!
P.D. Eastman Illus. in full color. Many kinds of dogs in a variety of fun-filled

activities. "The canine cartoons make an elementary text funny and coherent and

still one of the best around."—School Library Journal.
Going to Town: Adapted from the Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder The third title in the My Little House Books series of picture books adapted from Laura Ingalls Wilder's beloved storybooks. Laura and Mary get ready for their very first trip from the little house in the Big Woods into town, where a visit to the general store and a picnic by the lake awaits. Color illustrations.
The Going-To-Bed Book
Sandra Boynton For a little one who is reluctant to go to bed, sometimes a silly book is just the ticket. And when it comes to silly books, Sandra Boynton is the undisputed queen. In The Going to Bed Book, an ark full of animals watches the sun go down and then prepares for bed. They take a bath ("in one big tub"), find pajamas, brush their teeth, do exercises up on deck (imagine an elephant jumping rope, a moose lifting weights, and a pig doing handstands), and finally say good night.The moon is high. The sea is deep.
They rock
and rock
and rock
to sleep.
Boynton's inimitable animal characters have graced the pages of scads of picture books over the years. She has an extraordinary knack for knowing what appeals to small children: simple rhymes, goofy animals in goofy settings, and sweet, comforting stories. This book, along with her many other board-book titles (Moo, Baa, La La La!, But Not the Hippopotamus, and others) will surely remain a favorite. (Baby to preschool) —Emilie Coulter
Good for You! Toddler Rhymes for Toddler Times
Stephanie Calmenson Life can be frustrating for toddlers sometimes. There's so much they can't quite do yet. But wait—aren't there a whole lot of things they can do? Good for You! is a bouncy, cheerful celebration of counting, drinking from a cup, getting dressed, using the potty, saying "please" and "thank you," eating in a restaurant, and lots more. Poems titled "Peekaboo! I See Blue!, " "Oops! Excuse Me!," "I'm a Very Noisy Person!," "I'm a Very Quiet Person!," "Riding in My Stroller," and "Hello, Soap!" are guaranteed to touch many chords with preschool-aged readers. Stephanie Calmenson, author of many children's books, including The Principal's New Clothes, clearly feels a strong connection to children, and understands their sense of humor, anxieties, thrills, and immense curiosity. Luscious sherbet-toned watercolors by Melissa Sweet, illustrator of Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices (edited by Paul B. Janeczko) and many others, will bring a smile to every reader's face. (Ages 3 to 6) —Emilie Coulter
Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathmann "Good night, Gorilla," says the weary watchman as he walks by the gorilla cage on his nightly rounds at the zoo. The gorilla answers by quietly pickpocketing the guard's keys, stealthily trailing him, and unlocking the cages of every animal the oblivious fellow bids goodnight to. Looking much like an exhausted father, the uniformed guard traipses home toward his cottage, while the lonely zoo animals softly parade behind him. The animals manage to slip into his bedroom and nestle unnoticed near his sleepy wife—until the bold little gorilla goes so far as to snuggle up beside her as she turns out the light. Author and illustrator Peggy Rathmann (creator of the Caldecott-winning Officer Buckle and Gloria) relies more on the nuances of her jewel-toned pictures than on words to pace this giggly bedtime story, making it perfect for observant preschoolers. In one inky-black spread, Rathmann lets only the shocked, wide-open eyes of the guard's wife tell us that the gorilla has been detected! Tiny details such as the faithful, banana-toting mouse and sky-bound pink balloon that appear in each picture keep this book fresh, magical, and fun—even after countless bedtime readings. (Baby to preschool) —Gail Hudson
Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown Perhaps the perfect children's bedtime book, Goodnight Moon is a short poem of goodnight wishes from a young rabbit preparing for—or attempting to postpone—his own slumber. He says goodnight to every object in sight and within earshot, including the "quiet old lady whispering hush." Clement Hurd's illustrations are simple and effective, alternating between small ink drawings and wide, brightly colored views of the little rabbit's room.

Finding all of the items mentioned throughout the book within the pictures is a good bedtime activity—a reappearing little mouse is particularly pesky. By the end of the little rabbit's goodnight poem, the story has quieted to a whisper, and the drawings have darkened with nightfall. As you turn the last page, you can expect a sleepy smile and at least a yawn or two. (Picture book)
Goodnight Moon Board Book & Baby Socks
Margaret Wise Brown This classic bedtime story, with cozy baby socks, is perfect for snuggling up with at bedtime, naptime, or anytime!
A Great Day for Pup!
Bonnie Worth From Australia to Asia to Africa to Antarctica, the Cat in the Hat travels the globe in search of wild animal babies.
Great Day for Up
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. The meanings of "up" are conveyed with merry verse and illustrations in a happy book that celebrates the joy of life.
Great Ice Bear : The Polar Bear and the Eskimo
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Green Eggs & Ham
Dr. Seuss Young fans of the unflappable Sam-I-am will be pleased as punch to discover the plethora of flaps to lift in this 10-page board book version of the Dr. Seuss classic. Sam-I-am does his very best to convince a more finicky Seuss character to try this rather unusual delicacy.Would you? Could you? In a car?
Eat them! Eat them! Here they are.
You may like them. You will see.
You may like them in a tree!
To which the exasperated doubter replies:I would not,
could not, in a tree.
Not in a car!
You let me be.
On every page readers will find sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps behind which reside the familiar characters and lines of the unique 1960 classic—except for the last page. Here, blank spaces lurk behind the flaps, just waiting to be filled in with peel-off pictures from the accompanying sheet of silly stickers. (Ages 3 to 7) —Emilie Coulter
Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney Little Nutbrown Hare wants very much to impress Big Nutbrown Hare with the enormous scale of his devotion, but ends up being the one who's impressed. Subtitled "a pop-up edition," this sturdy square edition of Sam McBratney's ever-popular Guess How Much I Love You is probably better described as a "slide-along edition." Some pages do include pop-ups, but they aren't the best ones; instead, most involve pull-tabs which animate the two rabbits and their surroundings. One of the most appealing scenes simply shows Little Nutbrown Hare hopping up and down. In a purely technical sense this exercise in interactive cardboard technology is well behind some of the competition, but the tale has a timeless charm and the very simplicity of the movements makes it easy for small fingers to waggle the tabs and take control of the story. (Ages 2 to 4) —Richard Farr
Hairy Maclary And Zachary Quack
Lynley Dodd Hairy Maclary dozily dreamed as he lay on his back when pittery pattery, skittery scattery, ZIP ‘round the corner came Zachary Quack. Little Zach presents quite a nuisance, but their friendship wins out in the end.
Hairy Maclary Scattercat
Lynley Dodd In Scattercat, Hairy encounters Scarface Claw, who "bothered and bustled him, rustled and hustled him, raced him and chased him all the way home."
Hairy Maclary's Bone
Lynley Dodd A small black dog uses a series of slick maneuvers to protect his bone from his canine friends.
Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet
Lynley Dodd Rumpus at the Vet chronicles Hairy’s escapades with "miserable dogs and cantankerous cats, a rabbit with pimples and rickety rats."
Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness
Lynley Dodd Hairy Maclary is terrific at finding trouble. And this time the playful pup is lost...in the middle of a cat show! Even so, Hairy manages to come out a winner.

Brimming with Lynley Dodd's trademark bouncy rhymes and expressive illustrations, toddlers are sure to give Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness top prize.
Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?
Brian P. Cleary Simple, rhyming text and colorful cartoon cats help children expand their vocabularies and gain an appreciation for the rhythm of language in this lighthearted book of rhyming verse. Adjectives like frilly, silly, polka-dotted, fizzy, and spunky are printed in color, and all the words will tickle you pink!
Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Al Perkins A madcap band of dancing, prancing monekys explain hands, fingers, and thumbsto beginning readers. Full color.
Happy Baby ABC
Roger Priddy -Ideal for 0-18 months.

-'Soft-to-touch' cover.

-Clear photography introduces babies to the world around them.

-A first introduction to the alphabet.
Happy Baby Animals
Roger Priddy -Ideal for 0-18 months.

-'Soft-to-touch' cover.

-Clear photography introduces babies to the world around them.
Happy Baby Colors
Roger Priddy -Ideal for 0-18 months.

-'Soft-to-touch' cover.

-Clear photography introduces babies to the world around them.
Happy Baby Words
Roger Priddy -Ideal for 0-18 months.

-'Soft-to-touch' cover.

-Clear photography introduces babies to the world around them.
The Happy Lion
Louise Fatio A friendly lion in a small French zoo enjoys the visits of the townspeople who stop by each day to say “Bonjour, Happy Lion.” So one day, when the zoo keeper forgets to close the lion’s door, the Happy Lion decides to return the visits to all the nice people of the town. To his amazement, as he strolls through the town his friends scream and run from him, the police and fire brigade are called, and people cower in their shops or houses. How a small boy saves the day concludes a wonderfully satisfying story that is just the right length for bedtime or anytime.

At age 50, The Happy Lion continues to charm and delight and Alfred A. Knopf is proud to reissue it for today’s young children.
Harold and the Purple Crayon 50th Anniversary Edition
"One night, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight." So begins this gentle story that shows just how far your imagination can take you. Armed only with an oversized purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of beauty and excitement. But this is no hare-brained, impulsive flight of fantasy. Cherubic, round-headed Harold conducts his adventure with the utmost prudence, letting his imagination run free, but keeping his wits about him all the while. He takes the necessary purple-crayon precautions: drawing landmarks to ensure he won't get lost; sketching a boat when he finds himself in deep water; and creating a purple pie picnic when he feels the first pangs of hunger.

Crockett Johnson's understated tribute to the imagination was first published in 1955, and has been inspiring readers of all ages ever since. Harold's quiet but magical journey reminds us of the marvels the mind can create, and also gives us the wondrous sense that anything is possible. (Ages 4 to 8)
Harold at the North Pole
There's nothing Harold can't create with his purple crayon—and that's just why children have loved his magical world for decades. Crockett Johnson wrote several other books about Harold after the original Harold and the Purple Crayon in 1955, each one tracing different themes—from Harold at the circus to Harold on Mars. This time the imaginative young artist takes his purple crayon on a search for a Christmas tree. He finds himself at the North Pole just in time to help Santa who is snowed in with his reindeer, his sleigh, and all the toys. Harold's purple crayon to the rescue! He draws his own solutions, solving both Santa's problem and his own. This would be a dandy Christmas gift wrapped up with a big pad of paper... and a purple crayon, of course. (Ages 3 to 6) —Marcie Bovetz
Harold's ABC
Taking along his purple crayon, Harold journeys from A to Z, each letter generating a picture from which the word becomes part of an uninterrupted story.
Harold's Fairy Tale
Unable to fall asleep one night, Harold uses his purple crayon to create his very own bedtime fairy tale.
Harold's Trip to the Sky
With his magic purple crayon, Harold draws himself into a rocket voyage to Mars, then safely back to earth just in time for breakfast.
Have You Seen Bugs?
Joanne Oppenheim, Joanne F. Oppenheim Rhyming verse accompanies detailed paper sculptures in this stunning book which gives readers a vivid view of the lives of bugs, from their shapes to the work they do. Full color.
Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss Illus. in color. "Combines phonics and word recognition, making sounds and letters recognizable. Highly recommended."—(starred) School Library Journal.
Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss First published in 1963, Hop on Pop remains a perennial favorite when it comes to teaching kids to read. Here, as in most of his extensive body of work, Dr. Seuss creates uncomplicated, monosyllabic rhymes to foster learning and inspire children to read. But what was radical about this little book at the time of publication (and what makes it still compelling today) is Seuss's departure from the traditionally dull pictures and sentences used in reading primers. In contrast, the illustrations here are wild and wonderful, and the accompanying language, while simple, is delightfully silly. For example, the rhyme "THREE TREE / Three fish in a tree / Fish in a tree? / How can that be?" is brought to life with a trio of plump, self-satisfied fish perched atop globular branches as two stymied hybrid dog-rabbit-humanoids look on in consternation. Hop on Pop does much more than teach children the basics of word construction, it also introduces them to the incomparable pleasure of reading a book. (Ages Baby to Preschooler)
Horses
Weldon Owen Inc.
Horton Hears A Who!
Dr. Seuss Illus. in color. Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures.
How Jackrabbit Got His Very Long Ears
Heather Irbinskas Because he doesn't listen carefully to what the Great Spirit tells him about each of the animals he is supposed to lead to their desert homes, Jackrabbit causes much unhappiness with his careless answers to the animals' questions.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Dr. Seuss The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
Hug
How can it be that a book with only one word—hug—repeated throughout, can be so good? The proof is in the pudding (or the wilds of Africa) in Jez Alborough's picture book Hug, a delightful mini odyssey of a baby chimpanzee on the hunt for his mum and a cuddle.

Our little friend wanders through the trees, witnessing many other animals from chameleons to giraffes as they snuggle together. "Hug," he says, happily, at first, but then with growing despair as he sees there are no hugs for him. The story is told purely by the expression on the little chimp's face as his hopes are built up and dashed again until eventually, with a huge smile, he finds his mum and reaps the reward.

Hug is a clever, unusual book that portrays the art of children's illustration at its very best: a story brought to life with the stroke of a brush through facial expressions and body language that children will immediately understand.

Ideal for sharing with small ones, this lovely book is a warm, comforting read that cannot fail to please. (Ages 1 to 4)
Hungry Bunny: Squeaky Mealtime Stories
Conteh-Morgan Delightful stories revolve around the major events of preschoolers' lives — bedtime, playtime, mealtime, and busy days — and young readers participate in the action every step of the way.

In Hungry Bunny, it's mealtime for a hungry bunny and his friend. Kids can help them choose what they will eat. When they see the picture of the bunny on the page, they can give the toy bunny a squeeze and join in all the fun!

Format: Books that Squeak

Dimensions (inches): 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Karen Beaumont A dab of blue here, a splash of red there, a goopy smear of green . . . everywhere. To the tune of "It Ain't Gonna Rain No More," one creative kid floods his world with color, painting first the walls, then the ceiling, then HIMSELF! Before this feisty artist is through, he'll have painted his head, back, hands, legs, feet, and . . . Oh no—here comes Mama!

Karen Beaumont's zippy text and David Catrow's zany illustrations turn an infamous childhood activity into raucous storytime fun, giving a silly twist to the fine art of self-expression.
I Am Not Going To Get Up Today!
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. "A rhyming story that is full of laughs. 'The alarm can ring. The birds can peep....Today's the day I'm going to sleep,' says a lazy boy one morning, and despite a pail of icy water, television coverage, and the arrival of the Marines, he vows to stay in bed—and he does! The repetition of concepts and words will keep children turning the pages, as will the energetic drawings. A sure draw for early readers."—Booklist.
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. "In Seuss's familiar rhymed couplets and illustrations, the Cat in the Hat shows Young Cat some wonderful stuff about reading with both eyes open."—School Library Journal.
I Love You! A Bushel & A Peck
Frank Loesser A bushel!
And a peck!
A barrel!
And a heap!

Mutual affection grows between two flirty ducklings as they bill and coo around the farmyard in Rosemary Wells's young and sassy interpretation of a beloved Frank Loesser song. This calls for hugs around the neck while reading, so be sure to share it with someone special.
I Spy Little Letters
Jean Marzollo Teach your preschooler the letters of the alphabet with this engaging collection of I SPY puzzles. Jean Marzollo's delightful text has been tested and reviewed to ensure that the words and objects in the book are age-appropriate and educationally sound. B
I Spy Little Numbers
Jean Marzollo
I Want to Be Somebody New!
Robert Lopshire Illus. in full color. The polka-dot leopard Spot from Put Me in the Zoo returns. "Spot changes from elephant to giraffe to mouse, trying to find a new identity, but discovers that every animal shape has its drawbacks. This intelligent, cheerful sequel, with its simple rhyming text, lives up to the reputation of its predecessor."—Publishers Weekly.
I Wish That I Had Duck Feet
Dr Seuss Another silly title from the Beginner Books series (the same place that Dr. Seuss and the Berenstains hang their hats), I Wish That I Had Duck Feet follows one little guy's dreams of borrowing all sorts of useful appendages from the animal world. "I wish that I had duck feet. And I can tell you why. You can splash around in duck feet. You don't have to keep them dry." But each time he imagines something new—those duck feet, a prickly pair of deer horns perfect for playing football, a spraying whale spout to keep his classroom cool—he realizes that it's not always all it's cracked up to be. "BUT... If I had a long, long tail, I know that Big Bill Brown would tie me in a tree! He would! Then how would I get down?" A vacuuming mom and pipe-smoking dad are straight out of '60s suburbia (Duck Feet first came out in 1965), but the playful illustrations and catchy rhymes still make for good fun. (Ages 4 to 8) —Paul Hughes
I Wonder Why... My Body Needs Sleep: And other questions about the human body
Brigid Avison
I'll See You in the Morning
Mike Jolley This dreamy little book is like a hug and a kiss goodnight. Reassuring and loving, with a padded cover and foil cover highlights, it's sure to become a favorite part of every child's goodnight ritual.
I'll Teach My Dog a Lot of Words
Michael Frith Description coming soon...
If I Could: A Mother's Promise
Susan Milord "If I could, I’d swim the deep
in search of treasures for you to keep."

From the first rays of the morning sun to the last nod of a tiny head at bedtime, a toddler and mother share a blissfully ordinary day. But there is nothing ordinary about the love between them — a love that is as bright as flowers, as lovely as a song, as comforting as stars, and as deep as the ocean.
If I Ran the Zoo
Dr. Seuss Illus. in color. "Young Gerald McGrew thinks of all sorts of unusual animals he'd have in a zoo. Dr. Seuss at his best."—Horn Book.
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the Worlds People
David J Smith There are currently more than six billion people on the planet! This enormous number can be difficult to grasp, especially for a child. But what if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people? In this village * 22 people speak a Chinese dialect * 20 earn less than a dollar a day * 32 are of Christian faith * 17 cannot read or write * 39 are under 19 years old In a time when parents and educators are looking to help children gain a better understanding of the world's peoples and their ways of life, If the World Were a Village offers a unique and objective resource. By exploring the lives of the 100 villagers, children will discover that life in other nations is often very different from their own. The shrunk-down statistics — some surprising, some shocking — and David Smith's tips on building "world-mindedness" will encourage readers to embrace the bigger picture and help them to establish their own place in the global village.
In the Garden with Van Gogh
Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober With a narrative that will entertain art lovers of all ages, this new board book is a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones. Playful rhyming texts accompany the artist s timeless paintings in this little masterpiece.
Incredible Insects
Inside Your Outside: All About the Human Body
Tish Rabe The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Dick for a ride through the human body where they visit the right and left sides of the brain, meet the Feletons from far off Fadin (when they stand in the sun you can see through their skin), scuba dive through the blood system, follow food and water through the digestive tract, and a whole lot more!
Inside, Outside, Upside Down
Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Brother Bear gets into a box. Papa Bear turns the box upside down, takes it

outside, and puts it on a truck. The simple art and rhyming text make this a

perfect choice for teaching spatial concepts.
Into Enchanted Woods
Jennifer Bryant In the Winterthur Museum's gardens, a brother and sister who have strayed from the path meet an elf named Root, who introduces them to the magic of the Enchanted Woods.
Is a Camel a Mammal?
Tish Rabe From pygmy shrews to bandicoots, this book will remind you it's not just Dr. Seuss who created strange and wonderful creatures! Is a Camel a Mammal? discusses myriad mammals in the entertaining rhythms that made Seuss famous. While the Cat in the Hat is the central narrator of this fact-filled tale, count on Thing One and Thing Two for supplying the actions that accompany such tidbits as "Their hair can be soft, like the fur of a kitten, or the wool from a lamb that you knit from a mitten." While the author forced some of the rhymes, the book still makes a great starting place for early readers with a serious interest in unusual animals. A sure hit for post-zoo story time. (Preschool to early reader) —Jill Lightner
It's Not Easy Being a Bunny
Marilyn Sadler Illus. in full color. "Sick of being a bunny, P. J. Funnybunny takes off to become a bear. Hibernation gets dull, so he tries being a bird. And so it goes, with beavers, pigs, possums, and skunks—till P. J. realizes that bunnyhood is for him. The short, repeating text is ideal for beginners and the bright, humorous cartoons will get immediate attention."— School Library Journal.
Jim Henson's Muppet Babies: on the Go
Emily Paul
Kapono & the Turtle
Edie Bikle After a storm in Waipio Valley, a young Kapono and his friend discover an injured sea turtle wedged between the rocks. The boys free the turtle and carry it back to sea. But Kapono himself is then caught in a frightening storm. Will he survive?
Katy and the Big Snow
Virginia Lee Burton KATY AND THE BIG SNOW BURTON
Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity
Trixie can't wait to bring her one-of-a-kind Knuffle Bunny to school and show him off to everyone. But when she gets there, she sees something awful: Sonja has the same bunny. Suddenly, Knuffle Bunny doesn't seem so one-of-a-kind anymore. Chaos ensues until the bunnies are taken away by Ms. Greengrove. After school, Trixie finally gets her beloved bunny back. But in the middle of the night, Trixie realizes something. She has the wrong bunny! Daddy comes to the rescue again as a midnight swap is arranged with the other bunny, the other little girl, and the other daddy. Needless to say, the daddies are not very happy. By the end of the story Trixie has her beloved bunny back, but she has also gained something new: her very first best friend. In the tradition of the Caldecott Honor-winner KNUFFLE BUNNY: A CAUTIONARY TALE, this is another heartfelt, hilarious picture book that children (and their parents) will love.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Trixie, Daddy, and Knuffle Bunny take a trip to the neighborhood Laundromat. But the exciting adventure takes a dramatic turn when Trixie realizes somebunny was left behind . . .

This 2005 Caldecott Honor book uses a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations and tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy’s in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Ladybugs and Other Insects
Gallimard Jeunesse
A Light in the Attic
Last night while I lay thinking here
Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear
And pranced and partied all night long
And sang their same old Whatif song:

Whatif I flunk that test?
Whatif green hair grows on my chest?
Whatif nobody likes me?
Whatif a bolt of lightning strikes me?...

Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on the Camel.

From the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up, here is another wondrous book of poems and drawings.

Notable Children's Books of 1981 (ALA)
Best Books of 1981 (SLJ)
Children's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)
1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)
1981 USA Children's Books of International Interest
Winner, 1983-84 William Allen White Award (Kansas)
Winner, 1983 Garden State Children's Book Award (New Jersey Library Association)
1984 Garden State Children's Book Award for Non-Fiction (New Jersey Library Association)
1984 George C. Stone Center for Children's Books (Claremont, CA) "Recognition of Merit" Award
The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear
Don Wood A book for pre-school and early primary readers, The Big Hungry Bear is the story of a little mouse and you (you are the only one who speaks). What you try to do is trick the mouse into giving you his 'red, ripe strawberry' by making him think 'a big hungry bear' is chasing him, wanting to take it away.
Loon Magic for Kids
Tom Klein Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of this beautiful but bashful bird.
Lots of Flocks
Tish Rabe Join Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat as they learn all about birds! This paint box book features colorful paint wells, a paintbrush, and 48 pages of feathered fun based on the new PBS Kids animated television show The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
A Magical Day with Matisse
Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober With narratives that will entertain art lovers of all ages, these two new board books are a fun way to introduce young children to fine art. The sleepy trees, golden haystacks, and juicy fruits of In the Garden with Van Gogh will delight little ones. And they’ll love spending A Magical Day with Matisse in a world full of music, color, bobbing sailboats, and tickled toes. Playful rhyming texts accompany the artists’ timeless paintings in these little masterpieces.
Make Way for Ducklings
Robert McCloskey It's not easy for duck parents to find a safe place to bring up their ducklings, but during a rest stop in Boston's Public Garden, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard think they just might have found the perfect spot—no foxes or turtles in sight, plenty of peanuts from pleasant passers-by, and the benevolent instincts of a kindly police officer to boot. Young readers will love the mother duck's proud, loving protection of her wee webbed ones, and those with fond memories of Boston will enjoy familiar locales, from Beacon Hill to Louisburg Square, and over the Charles River—often from a duck's-eye view. Robert McCloskey, creator of Blueberries for Sal, never fails to elicit happy story-time giggles from youngsters, and his soft, brown-toned, Caldecott-winning illustrations make this gentle world come alive. (Ages 3 to 8) —Karin Snelson
Mama, Do You Love Me?
Barbara M. Joosse Mama, do you love me? Yes I do Dear One. How much? In this universal story, a child tests the limits of independence and comfortingly learns that a parent's love is unconditional and everlasting. The story is made all the more captivating by its unusual Arctic setting. The lyrical text introduces young readers to a distinctively different culture, while at the same time showing that the special love that exists between parent and child transcends all boundaries of time and place. The story is beautifully complemented by graphically stunning illustrations that are filled with such exciting animals as whales, wolves, puffins, and sled dogs, and a carefully researched glossary provides additional information on Arctic life. This tender and reassuring book is one that both parents and children will turn to again and again.
Marry Poppins from A to Z
P. L. Travers
The Marvelous Land of Oz
L. Frank Baum Second Oz book; Scarecrow and Tin Woodman are back with hero named Tip. 120 black-and-white, 16 full-color illustrations.
Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. In merry verse and illustrations, Marvin is asked to leave by every conceivable means of transportation.
Mary Poppins
Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers For all her offended sniffs and humphs, Mary Poppins is likely the most exciting nanny England—and the world—has ever seen. Young Jane and Michael Banks have no idea what's in store for them when Mary Poppins blows in on the east wind one autumn evening. Soon, though, the children are having tea on the ceiling, flying around the world in a minute (visiting polar bears and hyacinth macaws on the way), and secretly watching as their unusual nanny pastes gold paper stars to the sky. Mary's stern and haughty exterior belies the delightful nonsense she harbors; her charges, as well as her literary fans, respect and adore her.

Grownups who have forgotten Mary Poppins's true charms will be tickled pink to rediscover this uniquely unsentimental fantasy. Younger readers will walk into Mary's world without batting an eye—of course the animals in the zoo exchange places with people on the night of the full moon. Certainly a falling star landing on a cow's horn will make her dance ceaselessly. Why wouldn't one be able to enter into a chalk picture? The only disappointing aspect of this classic is that it doesn't go on forever! (Ages 9 to 12) —Emilie Coulter
Mary Poppins Comes Back
Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers The wind brings two English children a new nanny who slides up the bannister and introduces them to some delightful people and experiences.
Mary Poppins in the Park
Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers Who else but Mary Poppins can lead the Banks children on such extraordinary adventures? Together they all meet the Goosegirl and the Swineherd, argue with talking cats on a distant planet, make the acquaintance of the folks who live under dandelions, and celebrate a birthday by dancing with their own shadows. And that’s just for starters!
Mary Poppins Opens the Door
Dr. P. L. Travers, P.L. Travers Mary Poppins returns, falling from the sky like a shooting star! Soon Mary and the kids are off on a new round of marvelous adventures. A visit to Mr. Twigley’s music box-filled attic, an encounter with the Marble Boy, a ride on Miss Calico’s enchanted candy canes—all part of an average day out with the world’s most beloved nanny.
Matilda
Roald Dahl Classic children's tale by the author of "James and the Giant Peach." Who put Superglue in Dad's hat? Was it really a ghost that made Mom tear out of the house? Matilda is a genius with idiot parents—and she's having a great time driving them crazy. But at school things are different. At school there's Miss Trunchbull, two hundred menacing pounds of kid-hating headmistress. Get rid of The Trunchbull and Matilda will be a school hero. But that would take a superhuman genius, wouldn't it?
Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should be a Vet!
Dr. Seuss, Theo Le Sieg What do you want to do when you grow up? A ticket taker! a pizza maker!? A wrestler, a writer or maybe a waiter? A whole host of silly and sensible options dances before your eyes in this rhythmic, rhyming cavalcade of jobs. This title belongs to the highly acclaimed Beginner Book series developed by Dr. Seuss, in which the essential ingredients of rhyme, rhythm and repetition are combined with zany artwork and off-the-wall humour to create a range of books that will encourage even the most reluctant child to read. Originally published under the pseudonym of Theo LeSieg, Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! Maybe You Should Be a Vet! is being relaunched with a stylish new cover design which reveals, for the first time, the true identity of the author — Dr. Seuss himself!
Meal Time
Mermaid Princess Jigsaw Book
Shirley Barber
Miles and Miles of Reptiles: All About Reptiles
Tish Rabe Leaping lizards—the Cat and Co. explore the world of reptiles!

The Cat in the Hat travels the globe—in his trusty crocodile car—to explore the world of reptiles: lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodilians. Along the way, young readers learn the characteristics shared by most reptiles; basic information about each group; quirky, fun facts about individual species; and much, much more. Cool creatures featured include komodo dragons, chameleons, geckos, cobras, leatherback turtles, frilled lizards—a virtual Who’s Who of the World’s Most Remarkable Reptiles. Young readers will slither in delight!
Mimi
Mimi knows exactly what she likes: her stuffed bunny, her pet roly-poly bug (named Frank), eating bananas that are cut just-so…and forks. Young readers can spend a day with Mimi as she goes to preschool, plays with friends, and spends time with her family—all the while searching for Frank, who seems to have been lost along the way…

Adorable 3-D art distinguishes the book, which is sure to be a natural read at naptime, bedtime, and story hour.
Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being
Thich Nhat Hanh Initially designed as stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindful Movements became so popular they’re now an integral part of his retreats. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The book Mindful Movements introduces the program to the general public. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they’re familiar with mindful practices or not. They can be done before or after sitting meditation, at home, at work, or any time the reader has a few minutes to refresh both mind and body. For those new to meditation, the exercises are an easy way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete, multifaceted practice. For current practitioners, the movements add a welcome physical element to a sitting meditation practice.
A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun?
Brian P. Cleary
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
The missing piece sat alone
waiting for someone
to come along
and take it somewhere....

The different ones it encounters - and what it discovers in its helplessness - are portrayed with simplicity and compassion in the words and drawings of Shel Silverstein.
The Missing Piece
It was missing a piece.
And it was not happy.
So it set off in search
of its missing piece.
And as it rolled
it sang this song -Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
Lookin' for my missin' piece.

What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told in this fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.
The Mitten
Jan Brett A Ukrainian boy named Nicki wants his grandmother Baba to knit snow-white mittens for him. She warns her grandson that a white mitten will be hard to find if he loses it in the snow, but of course he promptly does just that! What happens next is the surprising part, as a mole takes refuge in the lost mitten, then a rabbit, then a hedgehog, an owl, a badger, and a fox. If you think the mitten might be a wee bit stretched out at this point, just wait: "Then a big bear sniffed at the mitten. The animals were packed in tight, but the bear didn't care. He crawled in anyway." When a tiny mouse squeezes in, her whiskers tickle the bear's nose. He sneezes, and "Aaaaa-aaaaa-ca-chew!" all the animals fly out of their crocheted cave. As the mitten sails through the air, Nicki spots it, reclaims it, and takes it home to show his smiling Baba.

Jan Brett is the illustrator of many well-known folktales, fairy tales, and poems, such as Goldilocks and the Three Bears and The Owl and the Pussycat, by Edward Lear. Her special signature in her detailed artwork is the intricate borders, seen in this book as birch-bark panels with embroidered details and mitten-shaped vignettes offering additional insights into the story line. Brett is at her best when she illustrates animals, and the expressions on the faces of her creatures are a delight. She carefully researched the costumes, furniture, and house in this traditional Ukrainian tale—all are authentic. A fine story to read on a frosty night with a cup of hot chocolate, and if you ever get your fill of The Mitten, you can always try its delightfully original companion book, The Hat, winner of the 1998 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Ages 4 to 8)
The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book
The chameleon's life was not very exciting until the day it discovered it could change not only its color but its shape and size,too.When it saw the wonderful animals in the zoo, it immediately wanted to be like them — and ended up like all of them at once — with hilarious results.
Mommy and Baby: Safari
Fuzzy fun with mommy and baby animals.

Featuring two adorable, tactile animals on each page to pull out and play with, these simple jigsaw books will delight babies and toddlers, as well as help develop hand-eye coordination. These books are triple the fun: a book to read, a puzzle to master, and fuzzy animals to play with, all in one.

Pull the giraffe and zebra families out of the savannah and play with them in your own living room, and then fit them back in again!
Mommy?
Maurice Sendak, Arthur Yorinks, Matthew Reinhart They're all here! Everybody's favorite monsters are just going about their business when a plucky little boy wanders into their cuckoo house. And what does he want? He wants Mommy!
No matter how scary these monsters are, there's no besting a little boy who's looking for his mommy. In one hilarious pop-up extravaganza after another, this kid shows them a thing or two.
Monster Bugs
Lucille Recht Penner Best-selling simplifier of science Lucille Recht Penner unearths the truth

about the water bug which sucks its victims' blood like a vampire, the assassin

bug which turns its prey to mush with a special poison, and other barbaric

bugs. This vividly illustrated collection of sensational but true bug facts is

sure to set young readers' skin crawling!
Moo Baa La La La
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.
More About Paddington
Michael Bond This new revised edition of the third book about Paddington captures all the playfulness of the incorrigible little bear. Living with the Brown family in London, Paddington has a talent for getting into trouble. His intentions are always the best, but he is seldom far from disaster. While his independent spirit and curious nature often get him into sticky situations, Paddington is always loved for the cheer he brings, and his stories have been a source of delight for young readers ever since he first appeared on the scene more than thirty years ago. Now, in an updated edition with a delightful new jacket by Diane DeGroat, Paddington is sure to capture the hearts of a new generation of children.
Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You : Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
Dr. Seuss Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! In this "Book of Wonderful Noises," Mr. Brown struts his stuff, as he imitates everything from popping corks to horse feet ("pop pop pop pop" and "klopp klopp klopp," respectively) while inviting everyone to join him in the fun. Young readers who are still learning their sounds and letters will get a wacky workout as they follow along with the very serious-looking, squinty-eyed Mr. Brown. Whether it's eggs frying in a pan or a hippo chewing gum, the skillful Mr. Brown just keeps topping himself, with a "sizzle sizzle" or a "grum grum grum." "Mr. Brown is so smart he can even do this: he can even make a noise like a goldfish kiss!... pip!" As usual, the words and pictures of Dr. Seuss make reading (and making all sorts of funny noises) impossible to resist. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? will stay fresh through many a giggling reading. —Paul Hughes
Muppet Babies Nursery Rhymes ABC
Museum ABC
The (NY) Metropolitan Museum of Art Museum ABC is a unique and colorful picture book that uses the alphabet to introduce children to more than a hundred works of art. A full spread is devoted to each letter of the alphabet and four pictures of the object represented. This simple presentation scheme allows readers to see how objects can be both the same and different in the eyes of various artists, cultures, and time periods. Children will be fascinated to discover that boats, roses, trees, or even windows can be so different from one another and from those they see every day. Adults will love the visual and cultural richness of this alphabetical tour through the Metropolitan Museum's collection. A fact section at the end of the book provides more details about each piece of art and its creator.
My First Animal Board Book
DK Publishing Parents, get ready to put up a fight. Once kids take a peek at this fabulous book of animals, the mundane world of food, bath, and bed will lose all meaning. Packed with such marvels as the blue-ringed octopus, silverback gorilla, hummingbird, and pink-toed tarantula, this big, colorful entry in DK's bountiful My First series is sure to win a favored spot on the family bookshelf. Every page is filled with stunning close-up photos of critters, both domestic and wild. Clear labels help young readers on the road to reading, since they'll be dying to know the name of that furry brown monster (baboon spider) or the cool-looking, pointy-eared cat (caracal). Beyond the spreads on wild dogs, bears, crocodiles and alligators, butterflies and moths, snakes, etc., there are sections on camouflage ("Amazing disguises"), spotted animals, animal colors, animal movers ("strutting rooster," "stalking panther"), animal opposites ("heavy walrus," "light butterfly"), and an animal babies match-up. Readers who love DK's stellar titles might also enjoy My First Farm Book andMy First Word Book. (Ages 3 to 6) —Emilie Coulter
My First Book Of Tracing
Shinobu Akaishi, Eno Sarris Description coming soon...
My Friend is Sad
Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems leaps into the early reader arena with the Elephant and Piggie series. Not surprisingly, the books are hilarious, charming, and speak directly to kids. The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and often reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.

In My Friend is Sad, elephant Gerald is down in the dumps. Piggie is determined to cheer him up by dressing as a cowboy, a clown, and even a robot! But what does it take to make a sad elephant happy? The answer will make even pessimistic elephants smile.
My Friends/Mis Amigos
Taro Gomi Simple words and bold illustrations show children that friends are easy to find even in the most unlikely places.
My Giant Sticker Work Book
Roger Priddy Packed with early learning activities, puzzles and games Free CD features hundreds of pictures to print, colour or e-mail
My Holiday Adventure
George Davie
My Many Colored Days
Dr. Seuss The words and illustrations of Dr. Seuss have alway seemed inseparable—a peerless fusion of verbal and visual wit. Yet when the good doctor wrote the manuscript for My Many Colored Days in 1973, he specified that the book should be illustrated by "a great color artist who will not be dominated by me." Twenty-three years later, he has gotten his wish. Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher have produced a series of rich, painterly images that could never be mistaken for faux-Seuss. They have, however, caught something of his simplicity, and just as important, his sense of whimsy.
My Own Human Body
Giovanni Caviezel This charming board book explains the human body in a series of words and pictures that easy enough to make sense to preschool boys and girls. The heavy board pages are die-cut in the shape of a smiling little boy. When kids lift the front cover, they remove his shirt and see the location of his heart. The text gives a simple explanation of how the heart pumps blood through the entire body. As kids turn successive pages, they observe the human body?s interior and learn about the functions of muscles, lungs, the skeleton, and the stomach and intestines. The book is both amusing and instructive, making special appeal to younger children?s natural curiosity about their bodies. (Ages 3-7)
My, Oh My—A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies
Tish Rabe With a little help from the Cat in the Hat, Sally and Dick observe a small miracle in their own backyard—the metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a bright new butterfly! Along the way, beginning readers will find out how butterflies see thousands of images at once, drink nectar from flowers, avoid predators, and can be identified by size, shape, and color. Readers will also follow the amazing migration of millions of monarchs.
Name Those Shapes
The New Encyclopedia of the Cat
Bruce Fogle, Deirdre Headon This is the third edition of The Encyclopedia of the Cat, the definitive guide to the history, anatomy, and behavior of the feline species. Chronicling the history of the cat, world-renowned veterinarian and author, Dr. Bruce Fogle, explains how one subspecies of the wildcat developed a tolerance for living near humans and became the domestic cat we know today. The Encyclopedia of the Cat explores many aspects of the cat's role in human culture, including cat worship and cats in folklore, literature, and art. The instincts, hunting, socializing, and mating habits unique to cats are explained in full.
The Night Before Cat-Mas
Virginia Unser A hilarious take-off on Twas The Night Before Christmas for any cat lover. 80-page hardcover book with a 24K gold-plated charm on a ribbon bookmark; 3-1/4'' wide x 4'' high.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters
Barack Obama In this tender, beautiful letter to his daughters, President Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped our nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America's children.

Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood.

This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation's founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.
Oh Say Can You Seed?: All About Flowering Plants
Bonnie Worth With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 — and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles — the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and
seed dispersal.
Oh the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You!: All About Staying Healthy
Tish Rabe With the help of the staff and equipment at a Seussian spa, the Cat in the Hat explains the basics of healthy living, from eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep, to having a positive body image, to the distance and speed of a typical sneeze!
Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?
Bonnie Worth The Cat in the Hat makes another surprise appearance at Dick and Sally's house—only this time he makes his entrance riding atop a brachiosaurus! Soon, he's off, along with Dick and Sally, millions of years back in time to see how fossils were created. Then it's on to a tour through the Cat's own Super Dino Museum—a fabulous place where the correct pronunciation of a dinosaur's name wins you a peek at the real living thing! Beginning readers will love exploring the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with the Cat in the Hat as their guide!
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. A mad outpouring of made-up words, and intriguing ideas.
On Beyond Bugs: All About Insects
Tish Rabe Find out all you ever wanted to know about insects when the Cat and company get an up-close view of life as a bug. Kids will learn how insects — from the spittlebug to the honeybee to the moth — see, smell, communicate, and pollinate, as well as sometimes pester and amaze and generally make life better for us humans. Catch the bug buzz with the Cat in the Hat and all his friends!
On Beyond Zebra!
Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel A thoroughly Seussian tweak of the alphabet-book tradition, On Beyond Zebra is about all the letters that most people ignore—the ones that come after Z. Our hero (instantly recognizable to most Seuss fans as the boy who captured Thing One and Thing Two in The Cat in the Hat) takes his young friend, Conrad Cornelius O'Donald O'Dell, on a guided tour of all the weird creatures that begin with letters such as Yuzz, Wumbus, and Glikk. "And Nuh is the letter I use to spell Nutches, Who live in small caves, known as Nitches, for hutches." The message is pretty simple: the alphabet pins down boring old "reality," but if you explore further afield there are more interesting worlds to discover. "So, on beyond Z! It's high time you were shown, / That you really don't know all there is to be known." Explorers in need of guidance will even find a table of useful new letters (a beyondabet? a WumbaGlikk?) in the back. (Ages 4 to 8) —Richard Farr
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money
Bonnie Worth THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel Description coming soon...
One, Two, Three!
Sandra Boynton A die-cut cover opens to reveal chunky pages full of delightful characters singing, dancing, lumbering, galloping, and gallivanting in a board book that teaches young readers to count.
The Owl and the Pussycat
Edward Lear "The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea / In a beautiful pea-green boat. / They took some honey, and plenty of money, / Wrapped up in a five-pound note." The Owl and the Pussycat make quite a couple. On the decks of the pea-green S.S. Dorabella, the lovesick, bulgy-eyed Owl serenades his jowly feline sweetheart, inspiring her to grab him, dip him, and propose (demand?) marriage. They sail to an island, where they persuade the Piggywig to sell them the ring at the end of his nose to use as a wedding ring, are married by a turkey who lives on a hill, and then dance by the light of the moon. James Marshall—beloved creator of the unforgettable hippos George and Martha—graces Edward Lear's classic nonsense poem "The Owl and the Pussycat" with his winsome, goofy watercolor sketches in the final work before his death in 1992. As his dear friend Maurice Sendak writes in the afterword of this historic book, "There was never such an Owl and Pussycat, certainly not since Edward Lear, and for my money James surpasses Lear's original pictures in sheer giddy humor and heartfeltness." This is the kind of book that adults wish they had grown up with, and that children will remember their whole lives. (All ages) —Karin Snelson
The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales
Chris (editor) Baldick
Ozma of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Paddington Abroad
Michael Bond The Browns are going abroad, and Paddington considers a holiday in France is not to be taken lightly, So he packs a disguise outfit, his magic set and a map of France printed on a tea towel. Paddington is in charge of the "EYETINNERY" and, as Mrs Bird mutters darkly, "There's no knowing where we might end up." But he's planning some very good holiday 'doings' indeed for the Browns. And Paddington himself becomes the only bear ever to ride in the famous Tour de France bicycle race - and win a prize!
Paddington at Large
Michael Bond There"ll always be an England, but the old place has never been quite the same since the Brown children came across a small lost bear in London"s Paddington Station. Whether tinkering with the neighbor"s lawn mower or experimenting in the kitchen, Paddington has a knack for finding trouble.

In this new edition of Paddington at Large, the well-meaning bear with a talent for trouble continues to fill the lives of the Brown family with unexpected adventures that will delight the multitude of Paddington fans.
Paddington at Work
Michael Bond Here"s Paddington once more, just returned from a visit to Darkest Peru and his Aunt Lucy"s birthday celebration at the Home for Retired Bears. Now that Paddington is home with the Browns, he"s free to cause his usual kind of trouble: dabbling in the stock market, trying a career as a barber, even taking a turn at the ballet. But the promise of international fame doesn"t turn this bear"s head. Not for long, at least. Indeed, readers will agree, it"s far better to be simply a bear called Paddington.
Paddington Helps Out: Revised Edition
Michael Bond That bear is back again, and in this new edition of Paddington Helps Out, his attraction for near disaster is as magnetic as ever. Who but Paddington would set out to cook dumplings only to find himself chased from the kitchen by something so nasty only his resourceful friend Mr. Gruber can rescue him? And who else could get away with sawing his neighbor"s kitchen table in two or flooding the launderette? These and other riotous adventures all find their way into Paddington"s scrapbook and make for another delightful book starring this beloved bear from Darkest Peru.
Paddington Here and Now
Michael Bond Since the Browns found Paddington on a railway platform and took him home to live with them, there has never been a dull moment at number 32 Windsor Gardens. But as he explained to them at the start, "Things happen to me: I'm that sort of a bear."

There's the day his basket on wheels mysteriously disappears when he's out shopping in the market. And the time he locks the Browns' grouchy old neighbor, Mr. Curry, out of his house on Halloween night.

However, everyone in the family, including Paddington, agrees that a surprise visit from a long-lost relative is the start of his most exciting adventure ever.

For the first time in almost thirty years, everyone's favorite bear from Darkest Peru is starring in a brand-new novel—just in time for the fiftieth anniversary of his first adventure, A Bear Called Paddington.
Paddington Marches on
Michael Bond "I've never known such a bear for smelling things out," said Mrs Bird. Paddington's sharp nose and his talent for getting into difficulties lead him to an orange marmalade tasting party. His enthusiasm lands him in a barrel of marmalade, causing an avalanche in the warehouse. And, one morning, he sniffs out a surprise for himself and discovers that he is about to embark on the greatest adventure of his life.
Paddington Takes to TV
Michael Bond Paddington strikes again, in another series of hilarious misadventures . . . and this time, they"re televised! This new edition is perfect for another crop of young readers, the TV generation. When Paddington enters a baking contest, he quickly becomes the star of Britain"s favorite children"s show, but there is a big surprise when it"s time to cut the cake! From a missing parrot to origami gone terribly wrong, Paddington proves that anything can happen on live television.
A Picnic with Monet
Julie Merberg, Suzanne Bober This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. In A Picnic with Monet, Claude Monet's light-filled paintings take children on an enchanted picnic in the countryside. This board book is a fun introduction ot art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!
Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, The
Sesame Street veteran and Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems returns with a fast, funny follow-up to Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!—only this time, the short-tempered pigeon faces his perfect foil in a "special guest star" duckling. In the previous Pigeon book, author and illustrator Willems expertly distilled the escalating emotions of preschoolers all too anxious to get their way. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog—also a simple and sparsely illustrated story—explores the flip side of that coin, exposing the poker-face persuasive powers of young negotiators. The pigeon just wants to greedily eat the hot dog that he's found: "Oooooh! A hot dog! Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!" Then along comes the duckling, "scooty scoot scoot!" with his insistent questions about hot dogs: "What do they taste like?...Would you say that it tastes like chicken?...Hey, I'm a curious bird." At first, the pigeon entertains the duckling, "Each morsel is a joy! A celebration in a bun!", but then he soon suspects the little bird might have designs on his delicious dog. In the end, of course, the clever duckling gets his way—and half of the hot dog: "You know, you're pretty smart for a duckling." (Ages Baby to Preschool) —Paul Hughes
Pippi Goes on Board
Astrid Lindgren The further adventures of Pippi and her friends Tommy and Annika.
Pippi in the South Seas
Astrid Lindgren The adventures of the strongest girl in the world, who takes her two friends with her when she travels from Sweden to visit her father, king of an island in the South Seas.
Pippi Longstocking
Astrid Lindgren Pippi is an irrepressible, irreverent, and irrefutably delightful girl who lives alone (with a monkey) in her wacky house, Villa Villekulla. When she's not dancing with the burglars who were just trying to rob her house, she's attempting to learn the "pluttification" tables at school; fighting Adolf, the strongest man in the world at the circus; or playing tag with police officers. Pippi's high-spirited, good-natured hijinks cause as much trouble as fun, but a more generous child you won't find anywhere.

Astrid Lindgren has created a unique and lovable character, inspiring generations of children to want to be Pippi. More than anything, Pippi makes reading a pleasure; no child will welcome the end of the book, and many will return to Pippi Longstocking again and again. Simply put, Pippi is irresistible. (Ages 9 to 12)
Play and Learn: Slide and Find ABC
Princess Hyacinth
Florence Parry Heide A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and legendary author team up!

A publishing event! Florence Parry Heide, author of such classics as the Shrinking of Treehorn, and Lane Smith, recipient of a slew of awards, have created an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers.

Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks, and force her to wear a crown encrusted with the heaviest jewels in the kingdom to keep her earthbound. But one day, Hyacinth comes across a balloon man and decides to take off all her princess clothes, grab a balloon, and float free. Hooray! Alas, when the balloon man lets go of the string . . . off she goes. Luckily, there is a kite and a boy named Boy to save her.
Puppy
DK Publishing Each Ultimate Sticker Book presents an array of colorful, photographic stickers of baby animals or dinosaurs, the U.S. Presidents or the night sky - there's something for everyone. Young children will love working with these durable, reusable stickers, and they can have fun using the stickers to make picture books and projects on their own. These entertaining books provide a hands-on way to explore new subjects. (And some of the stickers even glow in the dark!) Includes over 60 full-color, self-adhesive stickers.
Put Me in the Zoo
Robert Lopshire Illus. in color. Spot, a polka-dot leopard who can change colors and even juggle his own spots, tries to convince two children that he is special enough to be exhibited in the zoo.
The Real Mother Goose
Seven beloved verses from Old Mother Goose are imbued with a little more "feeling" with this interactive version of the classic. Young children can stroke the white horse's silky mane in "Banbury Cross," feel the dog's smooth red satin suit in "The Cat and the Fiddle," and dig their tiny fingers into the soft wool of the sheep in "Mary Had a Little Lamb." There's even a scratch-and-sniff spice cake in "Pat-a-Cake"! Tots will love this introduction to the nursery rhymes that will carry them through childhood and beyond. Old-fashioned, Edwardian-style illustrations will please readers of all ages, and the simple two-page-spread format, with poems on the left and pictures on the right, is clean and attractive. The miniature board book is just the right size and sturdiness for small hands and new teeth. (Baby to preschool) —Emilie Coulter
Record a Story: Guess How Much I Miss You
Editors of Publications International Ltd. Record a Story: Guess How Much I Miss You enables family and friends to read a story to children even when they are miles apart. Grandparents and other special people in a child s life can create a personal memento to share even when they can t be there in person. Children can enjoy this keepsake storybook again and again.

This unique storybook plays your personalized recording as a child turns each colorful page. Each time a child turns the page, a lively musical tune plays, and the child hears the loved one s voice reading the story.

Guess How Much I Miss You is a beautifully illustrated story about two bears that miss each other when they aren t together. The story teaches children that even when loved ones are far away, they are still in each other s hearts. The book is easy to set up. Follow these directions:
Turn to the page you wish to record.
Press the RECORD button. Listen to the instructions. When you hear a beeping sound, read the words on the page.
After you are finished reading the page, press STOP. You can re-record until you are satisfied with your recording. Repeat the process with the remaining pages of the book.
Set the locking switch behind the screw-on plate to ensure that your recording won t be inadvertently erased. Your voice recording is permanent; it will not be lost when the book s batteries are changed. Three replaceable AAA batteries come with the book.

This recordable storybook was designed for children of all ages. It is a wonderful gift idea for out-of-town relatives, a parent who is away from home frequently, or someone in the military assigned to a faraway land.
The Reluctant Dragon
Kenneth Grahame With the help of a bright little boy, a poetic dragon defies stereotypes in a humorous tale by the author of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, abridged and splendidly illustrated by Inga Moore.

Dragons are a scourge and must be abolished — at least, that's what all the villagers say. It doesn't seem to matter that this particular dragon wouldn't hurt a fly and is more than content to laze by his cave and make up poetry. He certainly doesn't want to fight, though it seems he will have no choice when St. George arrives on his warhorse with golden armor gleaming, carrying the longest, wickedest spear you ever did see. Still, the dragon does have one friend — the shepherd's son, a small boy with a great deal of sense and imagination. Will he find a way to solve the dragon¹s dilemma?
Richard Scarry's Best Storybook Ever!
This storybook is a collection of entertaining stories and poems involving celebrated children's book artist Richard Scarry's lovable cast of animal characters. These happy tales and lively illustrations make this treasury of the very best of Scarry's work the best storybook ever.
Robert the Rose Horse
Joan Heilbroner Illus. in color. An allergy to roses causes this city horse many problems until, one time, his sneezes save the day.
Sam and the Firefly
P. D. Eastman Illus. in color. The story of an incredible twosome that "provides interest, suspense and word repetition. Illustrations excellent. Recommended."—(starred) School Library Journal.
The Sandwich Swap
Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio Lily and Salma are best friends. They play together and stick together through thick and thin. But who would have ever thought that ordinary peanut butter or plain old hummus could come between them? Lily and Salma don’t quite understand each other’s tastes, but does that mean they can't be friends? They understand far better than a lot of gown ups that these things hardly matter and that friendship is the most important thing of all.

Her Majesty,Queen Rania’s children’s book is inspired by her own experience.  As written by Kelly Dipuchio, it is a warm-hearted and gently humorous fable about two girls who become aware of their subtle cultural differences, only to have their friendship strengthened as a result. Her Majesty travels the world promoting children’s causes as well as cross-cultural understanding and tolerance.
Seek and Slide In the Sea
Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully-Orchestrated and Narrated CD
Sergei Prokofiev THERE IS NO better way to introduce children to classical music than with Prokofiev’s musical fairy tale of the little boy (played by all the strings of the orchestra) who, with the help of a bird (played by the flute), outsmarted the big, bad wolf (played by the French horns). And now with this book and CD package, children can look and listen all at the same time. A new retelling by Janet Schulman follows the basic story, but with a kinder ending for both the big bad wolf and the argumentative duck. Peter Malone’s paintings have the luminous quality of old Russian masters. The CD, with music performed by the Cincinnati Pops and word-for-word narration by Peter A. Thomas, was made exclusively for this book and CD package.
Sesame Streeet, Know Your Numbers: Wipe-off Workbook
Sesame Street, Let's Compare Sizes: Ages 2 to 4, Wipe-off Workbook
Slinky Malinki
Lynley Dodd, Mallinson Rendel Also from the creator of Hairy Maclary comes a new series starring a rascally cat named Slinky Malinki. What was he up to? At night, to be brief, Slinky Malinki turned into a THIEF. But by morning, Slinky comes to realize that crime doesn’t pay.
Slinky Malinki Catflaps
Lynley Dodd Slinky Malinki wakes from a nap and steps through the catflap. Calling his feline friends to join him, "they sat in the moonlight’s silvery glow, hobnobbing happily, ten in a row." Until the menacing Scarface Claw makes an unexpected appearance.
Slinky Malinki Open the Door: Open the Door
Lynley Dodd "Slinky Malinki and Stickybeak Syd were a troublesome pair; do you know what they did? Alone in the house one mischievous day, they opened a door and they started to play." Room by room, the terrible twosome wreak havoc...until they decide to see what’s behind that last door.
The Sneetches and Other Stories
Dr. Seuss Illus. in full color. "Four funny easy-to-read stories all with subtly planted moral lessons."—Publishers Weekly.
Snow
Philip.D. Eastman, Roy Mc Kie Illus. in color. "Joyful verse relates the many ways to enjoy snow. First graders will love it."—Chicago Tribune.
The Space Child's Mother Goose
Frederick Winsor, Marian Parry (illustrator) A witty collection of 1950s Space Age poetry for the scientific minded individual, accompanied by unusual black white line drawings.
Spectacular Spiders
Spectrum Reading Readiness, Preschool
Mercer Mayer
Spot's First Easter
It's Easter, and the mischievous yet very accommodating Easter Bunny has hidden six eggs for Spot the dog and his friend Helen the hippo. Lurking playfully behind shed doors, shrubs, and fences, the bunny gives the youngsters hints as they track down the colorfully wrapped chocolate treats. For over 15 years, young readers have joined Spot and Helen on their spirited search, lifting flaps and learning to count along the way. ("Spot and Helen have found three eggs... Are there more?") Now, with this small board-book edition of the lift-the-flap favorite, yet another generation can fall in love with the roly-poly tan and brown-spotted pup and his big blue friend. Parents will find this a perfect addition to their little one's basket on Easter morning. Other delightful Spot titles by Eric Hill include Where's Spot?, Spot Goes to School, and Spot Helps Out). (Baby to preschool) —Emilie Coulter
Stellaluna
Janell Cannon The charming baby fruit bat in Janell Cannon's heartwarming, award- winning Stellaluna is now a finger puppet—excellent for shadow play, but also for highly effective flapping action! Fold her cloth wings around her brown felt body and hang her upside down for a brief bat snooze, if you like, or use her to reenact crucial scenes in the book. Perched on the finger of reader or listener, this endearing 4-inch-tall puppet with a 9-inch wingspan will inspire flights of fancy as Stellaluna's award-winning story unfolds. Each bat puppet comes in a gift package with the hardcover edition of Stellaluna. A wonderful introduction to Stellaluna, and a must for bat lovers. (Ages 4 and older)
Sticker Fun: Horse and Pony
Roger Priddy -For children aged 2 and up.

-Over 50 self-adhesive stickers.

-Includes facts and information about every sticker.
Stop That Ball
Mike Mcclintock
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Tails
Matthew Van Fleet The most fascinating part of an animal, in the minds of many young children, is the tail. Not only do kids lack such appendages, they've been told that, as tempting as they are to yank on, tails are not to be touched. Fortunately, this charming, texture-rich board book (with patches of real fake fur!) is the next best thing. A vast menagerie of cartoonish critters play and scamper around the pages of Matthew Van Fleet's Tails sporting tails of all types: bumpy alligator tails, fuzzy tiger tails, and even slightly stinky scratch-and-sniff skunk tails. Children can pull the tabs to make some of the tails wag or swish. The story line is minimal, as animals lounge about playing with one another and generally having good-natured fun. Catchy rhyming verse ("Tails fluffy, tails stringy, scaled tails strong and clingy. Tails long. Tails stumpy, pulling tails makes snoozers grumpy") keeps the action moving along and encourages young readers eager to turn the page. Shoddy construction can often spell doom for lift-the-flap and touch-and-feel children's books but Tails is every bit as well-designed as it is well-written and illustrated. (Preschool) —John Moe
Ten Little Eggs
Laminated 2-sided fold-out guide. 5 x 8 1/2 folded, 20 x 8 1/2 opened, full-color illustrations. Depicted are six species of whales found in the North Atlantic region. Included are the dozens of seabirds and other ocean animals commonly seen on a whale watch. This two-sided, waterproof fold-out guide features information on the animals size, physical characteristics, and habits.
There Is a Bird On Your Head!
Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems continues his charming Elephant and Piggie first reader series. The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and sometimes reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.

In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?
There's a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps
Tish Rabe The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps–the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain, etc.); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us (“Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in!”).
There's a Wocket in My Pocket!
Dr.; Geisel, Theodor Seuss Seuss There's a Wocket in my Pocket is yet another prime catch in the vast sea of delectable Dr. Seuss books. It's difficult to find a Dr. Seuss book one wouldn't recommend highly, and this is no exception. Seuss's simple rhymes are consistently as amusing as they are useful; his books are bastions of creative nonsense that simultaneously encourage the joy of wordplay.

This edition of the 1974 treasure features vibrant full-color illustrations, with the added bonus of a virtually indestructible board-book format. Kids can hunt for the zamp in the lamp, the jertain behind the curtain, even the nooth grush on the toothbrush, and no matter how exuberant their exploring gets, the book will remain intact for the next reading. (Ages 0 to 4)
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
Tish Rabe Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!
This Little Piggy with CD: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games and Pantomime Rhymes
Jane Yolen A timeless collection of songs and rhymes – with a bonus 15-minute CD inside!

A delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping games, and action rhymes. Featuring familiar favorites such as "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" and "I’m a Little Teapot." Includes direction for play, historical tidbits, and fourteen simple musical arrangements for piano and guitar.
To Root to Toot to Parachute What Is a Verb
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day
Jamie Lee Curtis Today I feel silly. Mom says it's the heat.
I put rouge on the cat and gloves on my feet.
I ate noodles for breakfast and pancakes at night.
I dressed like a star and was quite a sight.

Today I am sad, my mood's heavy and gray.
There's a frown on my face and it's been there all day.
My best friend and I had a really big fight.
She said that I tattled and I know that she's right.

Silly, cranky, excited, or sad—everyone has moods that can change each day. Jamie Lee Curtis's zany and touching verse, paired with Laura Cornell's whimsical and original illustrations, helps kids explore, identify, and, even have fun with their ever-changing moods.

Here's another inspired picture book from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born and When I Was Little: A Four-Year-Old's Memoir of Her Youth.
Today I Will Fly!
Best-selling picture book creator Mo Willems is leaps into the early reader arena with the Elephant and Piggie series. Not surprisingly, the books are hilarious, charming, and speak directly to kids.The books feature two lovable and funny characters: an optimistic (and often reckless) pig and a cautious, pessimistic elephant. Children who sat on their parents' laps to have Pigeon read to them will eagerly take the plunge with these books to start reading on their own. Each book has been vetted by an early learning specialist. These sweet and surprising stories are a much-needed breath of fresh air in the early reader arena.

Today, I Will Fly! is the funny introduction to the characters. Piggie is determined to fly. But Gerald the elephant knows that's impossible—isn't it?
Touch and Feel: Birthday
Anne Millard Two new titles in our award winning Touch and Feel series that use birthday and mealtime to reinforce primary learning skills through sensory perception.

Would you like to touch a birthday balloon? Turn the pages to enjoy more party textures. With easy-to-read text, superb full-color photography, and textures that can be touched again and again, Touch and Feel Birthday and Touch and Feel Mealtime are the next two titles in this award-winning series designed encourage children to explore the world around them.
Touch the Art: Brush Mona Lisa's Hair
Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo The mysterious Mona Lisa could use a little grooming—so go ahead and brush her long black hair! Continue with the Old Masters by touching the large, lacy collar of Frans Hals’ The Laughing Cavalier, petting the horse’s tail in Velazquez’s Prince Baltasar Carlos on Horseback, and arranging the snappy elastic hair in Boticcelli’s The Birth of Venus. Other paintings come from Vermeer, de la Tour, Raphael, and Van Eyck.
Touch the Art: Make Van Gogh's Bed
Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo Make a big impression with these popular 19th century pieces of art. Tidy-up Van Gogh’s bed. Touch the flowers in Monet’s The Water Lily Pond: Green Harmony. Pull on the tulle tutu of Degas’ Prima Ballerina. Or cuddle the gauzy netting over Berthe Morisot’s The Cradle. Let your fingers do the walking through the Impressionist movement.
Touch the Art: Pop Warhol's Top
Julie Appel, Amy Guglielmo It’s pop, with a twist—a fun collection of works by such 20th century masters as Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Hockney that turns the art world into a fingertip sensation. What could be better than pulling on the lettuce in Claes Oldenburg’s Two Burgers with Everything? Or stroking the fluffy eyelashes on Warhol’s pink-toned Marilyn? It’s an experience kids will never forget.
Twas the Night Before Christmas and Other Holiday Favorites
Presents the familiar "Night Before Christmas," the story of the Nativity, and eight traditional Christmas carols.
The Ultimate Design Source Book for Crafters
Search Press A fantastic collection of beautiful illustrations including flowers, trees, birds, animals, figures and other classic, traditional and stylised images. These motifs, designs, patterns and borders will inspire craftspeople, artists, needleworkers and all those interested in creating their own original ideas and projects.
Under, Over, by the Clover: What Is a Preposition?
Brian P. Cleary In this fun-filled book, playful puns and comical cartoon cats combine to show, not tell, readers what prepositions are all about. Each preposition in the text, like under, over, by the clover, about, throughout, and next to Rover, is highlighted in color for easy identification. This is the newest addition to the Words Are CATagorical(tm) series, which has sold over 450,000 copies.
Unique Monique
Maria Rousaki Monique hates her school uniform. Brown and blue? Who wants to wear brown and blue? Monique wants to be different. One day she finds a trunk filled with her mother's old clothes, and the next day , and the day after that, and the day after that Monique transforms her boring old brown and blue, (and herself), until she finally learns that no matter what you wear, individuality always shines.
The Very Bad Bunny
Marilyn Sadler P.J. Funnybunny sometimes behaved badly. But THE VERY BAD BUNNY was his cousin Blinky, whose exploits will amuse all young children. Fans of P.J. will also like his first book, IT'S NOT EASY BEING A BUNNY. 'I can read it all by myself' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme, and bright pictures that can be 'read' even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.
The Very Quiet Cricket Board Book
Eric Carle Eric Carle. A quiet little cricket who dreams of rubbing his wings together to make a sound just like so many other animals finally achieves his goal, in a board book edition of the classic picture book that comes complete with a chirping cricket sound.
Wacky Wednesday
Theo LeSieg Illus. in full color. A baffled youngster awakens one morning to find everything's out of place, but no one seems to notice! Beginning readers will have fun discovering all the wacky things wrong on each page while sharpening their ability to observe, as well as to read.
Walt Disney's Cinderella
RH Disney Disney’s Cinderella is the classic story of a beautiful girl, her evil stepmother and stepsisters, and the fairy godmother who helps her meet the prince of her dreams.

From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Water Hole
Graeme Base Who can resist the allure of the hidden wilderness water hole? Certainly not one rhino. Not two tigers. Nor three toucans. Pretty soon the delicious pool is drawing moose, catfish, pandas, tortoises... and more than 100 other critters from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and beyond. But is it our imagination or is that rhino-sized water hole dwindling to a mere shadow of its former self, a puddle not fit for eight ladybugs, let alone 10 kangaroos? As the seasons change across the world, and the animals get thirstier, the water supply diminishes. Eventually, even the flowery-shirted frog that has stoically lingered through the drought packs his suitcase and takes off. The only hope now is a drop of rain on the parched earth...

With his usual elaborate detail, Graeme Base, mad genius behind Animalia, The Eleventh Hour: A Curious Mystery, and other wild and wonderful titles, presents a one-of-a-kind counting book. Naturally, Base would never be content to stick with a simple 1 through 10 format. Readers of all ages will linger over each spread, first counting the highlighted animals and giggling at the translation of their grunts and growls (the moose's "Moo, moo, mooooooiii!" means "Hey, get your hoof out of my ear!"). Then it's time to check out the diminishing size of the die-cut hole in the pond. And finally, readers will want to find each of the 10 additional animals cleverly hidden in every illustration, based on the silhouetted creatures in the border. A safari on paper—with an environmental and mathematical education thrown in for good measure. (Ages 4 to 8) —Emilie Coulter
A Whale of a Tale!: All About Porpoises, Dolphins, and Whales
Bonnie Worth Onboard a vessel that would make Jacques Cousteau green with envy, the Cat and Co. take to the high seas in search of whales, dolphins, and porpoises—those aquatic mammals known as cetaceans. While learning how cetaceans stay warm without hair, have teeth or baleen, swim in troops, spyhop, spin, breach, and see via ecolocation, kids are introduced to almost 20 different species—including sperm, right, humpback, and blue whales; Gulf, spectacled, and finless porpoise; and boto, common, hourglass, and bottlenose dolphins. A shipshape selection for summer reading!

“The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!” —Barbara Kiefer, Ph.D., Charlotte S. Huck Professor of Children’s Literature, Ohio State University
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
Steve Jenkins, Robin Page A nose for digging? Ears for seeing? Eyes that squirt blood? Explore the many amazing things animals can do with their ears, eyes, mouths, noses, feet, and tails in this beautifully illustrated interactive guessing book by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
What's Wrong, Little Pookie?
Sandra Boynton POOKIE'S UPSET AND POOKIE'S MOM cannot figure out why. And Pookie isn't helping, either. This familiar scenario is told with Sandra Boynton's signature humor, in both story and art. Caregivers and young children will laugh their way out of their sorrow as Mom and Pookie work things out. Never fear, a happy ending is on the way! Perfect for toddlers having a meltdown, or anyone in a plain old bad
mood, this book will come to the rescue for kids and adults for years to come.
When the Elephant Walks
When the Elephant walks, he scares the Bear. When the Bear runs away, he scares the Crocodile. When the Crocodile swims for his life, he scares the Wild Hog . . . and so on, down to the Mouse. And who could be scared of the little Mouse? The last spread answers this question in a way that will delight small children-and the endearing animals, rhythmic text, and hilarious illustrations will make this board book a favorite.
Where the Sidewalk Ends 30th Anniversary Edition: Poems and Drawings
Including 12 New Poems!

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . .

Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant diamond gardens, a place where shoes fly, sisters are auctioned off, and crocodiles go to the dentist.

Shel Silverstein's masterful collection of poems and drawings is at once outrageously funny and profound.
Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak The 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year by Maurice Sendak. Brian O'Doherty of The New York Times said the Mr. Sendak's work "disguised in fantasy, springs from his earliest self, from the vagrant child that lurks in the heart of all of us."
Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You
Nancy Tillman . . . I wanted you more than you’ll ever know,

so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .

Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.

If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.
Who Says That a First Book of Animal Sounds
Marguerite Muntean Corsello
Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?
Shel Silverstein

Who wants a cheap

Rhinoceros?

Looking for a new pet? Bored with cats, dogs, goldfish, gerbils, and hamsters? How about a cheap rhinoceros?

Shel Silverstein's loving look at the joys of rhino ownership may convince you to be the one lucky kid to take home this very, very unusual pet.
Who's Who at the Circus?
Why why why are lions lazy?
Why why why are lions lazy?
Why why why are lions lazy?
Why why why do dolphins squeak?
The Wind in the Willows #1: The Riverbank
Kenneth Grahame Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and of course, Toad of Toad Hall: these characters have captivated children ever since the early 20th century, when Kenneth Grahame wrote his gentle and humorous tale. Kids will still feel the magic today, as they happily make the acquaintance of Mole, who is seeing a river for the first time ever, and his new friend Ratty.
The Wind in the Willows #2: The Open Road
Kenneth Grahame Happy young passengers will join the continuing adventures of Mole, Rat, and Toad as they hit the road in Toad’s brand new, brightly colored cart. It has all the comforts of home, and Toad loves it very much. But as they make their way, a honking vehicle even better, newer, and faster than a cart comes along!
The Wind in the Willows #3: The Wild Wood
Kenneth Grahame Getting lost in the dark—and not knowing how to get home. It’s a scary scenario to children, but Mole’s adventure in the woods will provide comfort and reassurance. Mole has wandered into the forest in hopes of meeting shy Mr. Badger. But when nighttime comes, eyes seem to stare out from holes in trees and strange sounds fill the air. Will Mole find his way back?
The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame "[Mole] thought his happiness was complete when, as he meandered aimlessly along, suddenly he stood by the edge of a full-fed river. Never in his life had he seen a river before—this sleek, sinuous, full-bodied animal, chasing and chuckling, gripping things with a gurgle and leaving them with a laugh, to fling itself on fresh playmates that shook themselves free, and were caught and held again." Such is the cautious, agreeable Mole's first introduction to the river and the Life Adventurous. Emerging from his home at Mole End one spring, his whole world changes when he hooks up with the good-natured, boat-loving Water Rat, the boastful Toad of Toad Hall, the society- hating Badger who lives in the frightening Wild Wood, and countless other mostly well-meaning creatures. Michael Hague's exquisitely detailed, breathtaking color illustrations on almost every generous spread—along with Kenneth Grahame's elegant, delightfully old-fashioned characterizations of the animals—make this book a wonderful read-aloud. Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has enchanted readers for four generations, and this lavishly illustrated gift edition is perhaps the finest around. (All ages, or 9 to 12)

This reviews refers to ISBN 0805002138.
Wings and Paws and Fins and Claws
Tish Rabe Hop in the Thing-a-ma-jigger and explore the world of mammals, birds, sea creatures, and much more in this Deluxe Coloring Book based on the brand-new animated series, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
The Witches
Roald Dahl This Roald Dahl classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life witches! "In fairy tales witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL WITCHES. REAL WITCHES dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch." Witches, as our hero learns, hate children. With the help of a friend and his somewhat-magical grandmother, our hero tries to expose the witches before they dispose of him. Ages 7-12.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
Roald Dahl Seven tales of fantasy and fun "are told with the special wit, the unexpected twists that have made Roald Dahl's short stories and children's books so popular with readers of all ages."—Book-of-the-Month Club News.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum, Greg Hildebrandt Originally published in 1900, the story of Dorothy's trip to Oz was the first truly American fairy tale. Here's a dazzling new way to enjoy L. Frank Baum's classic story about the little girl from rural Kansas who flew away on a tornado. Lavish full-color illustrations by Greg Hildebrandt, one of our finest fantasy artists, bring to life the world of the Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Wizard.
The World of Pooh: The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner
A. A. Milne The original Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner in one large-format volume with the familiar black-and-white drawings and eight new full-color illustrations.
Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog?
Theo LeSieg Poses questions for pondering: "Would you rather be a dog or be a cat?", "Would you rather live in igloos or in tents?", "Would you rather be a mermaid with a tail instead of feet?"
Would You Rather Be a Pollywog: All About Pond Life
Bonnie Worth Cats normally don't like water, but the Cat in the Hat is no normal puss! He’s fond of ponds, and in this latest Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library book, he takes Sally and Dick on a trip to show them how ponds are fascinating places teeming with life.

From algae to snails, leeches, insects, fish, frogs, newts, turtles, ducks, swans, and more, the Cat explains how all different kinds of plants and animals make their home in and around ponds, as well as examining the difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis and the various stages of frog development. Ideal for spring and summer reading, this is a beginning reader that will inspire kids to get outside and explore!
Your Amazing Brain: A Fascinating See-Through View of How Our Brain Works
Jenny Bryan Full color. Acetate windows. 8 1/2 x 11.
Zen Shorts
"Michael," said Karl. "There's a really big bear in the backyard." This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes the boundaries of good and bad. And to Karl he demonstrates what it means to hold on to frustration. With graceful art and simple stories that are filled with love and enlightenment, Jon Muth — and Stillwater the bear — present three ancient Zen tales that are sure to strike a chord in everyone they touch.
Zenda 1: Zenda and the Gazing Ball
John Amodeo, Ken Petti, Cassandra Westwood I didn’t mean for things to happen this way. But they did. Now while everyone else moves forward, my entire life is on hold! Even worse, the magical gift that holds the key to my future is in jeopardy. I want to make everything right. But what if I can’t?

So begins the adventure of twelve-year-old Zenda from Azureblue, a magical green planet where the quest for spiritual enlightenment is as natural to living as breathing. Smart, gifted, and headstrong, yet also a sensitive dreamer, Zenda is the quintessential girl on the verge of adolescence: always changing, always questioning, and constantly seeking to make sense of her world and her place in it. Featuring a thoroughly modern yet timeless character, Zenda is the ultimate series for today’s sophisticated ’tween girl.

The biggest day of Zenda’s life is finally here: In a few short hours she will be presented with her very own gazing ball. It is the gazing ball that will reveal her thirteen special "musings," the lessons unique to Zenda that will guide her on her journey through life. Then, Zenda breaks her gazing ball and her thirteen musings vanish and scatter out into the atmosphere. It’s up to Zenda to find them; if not, she risks never fulfilling her potential—or her secret dreams.
ZooBorns
Andrew Bleiman, Chris Eastland ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.