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Blue Apple Books
$6.78 at Amazon

Here's a cultural crossover that pays off: a traditionally Japanese poetic form used to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. Th...ere's one haiku for each night, and stepped pages add one candle to the menorah every time the page is turned. The simple poetry is set off perfectly by Karla Gudeon's vibrant, freewheeling artwork. A perfect gift, or good to reread each year, <em>Hanukkah Haiku</em> is a jubilant, unforgettable journey through the eight nights of Hanukkah. Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.68 at Amazon

<p>Kiwi and Pear are a pair of monkeys who do everything together, and now they're off on a trip around the world. They travel to ...every continent, visiting penguins in Antarctica and llamas in Peru, snapping photos of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the pyramids at Giza, snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and touring the Taj Mahal in India. The rhyming text and sweet illustrations are presented on gatefold pages, and at the back of the book is a map where readers can follow Kiwi and Pear's adventures by putting a sticker on each country they visit. Read More

Blue Apple Books
$11.26 at Amazon

<div><p>The one that started it all! The wildly popular series began with this comics-style story about a bear, a backpack full of... underwear, and his pick of the perfect pair?tight, white, and "dy-no-mite!" Bear in Underwear has gone on to star in activity, board, and other picture book adventures.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$14.21 at Amazon

<div><p>Acclaimed comics-world talent Lark Pien offers a companion book to <I>Long Tail Kitty</I> with five new adventures featuri...ng the eponymous feline and his whimsical gang of animal pals. Inter-friendship rivalries, woes, and jealousies fuel these gently humorous tales of the wise-beyond-his-furry-years Long Tail Kitty.</p></div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.36 at Amazon

<div><B><I>How does a chimp say, “Glad to meet you!??<BR><BR>Does a coyote give a high five?<BR><BR>Who hugs?</I></B><BR><BR>The m...ethods and meanings of how humans and animals communicate via facial expressions and body language are examined.<BR><BR>Each title in the twelve-book <I>Think About . . .</I> series opens with a helpful letter to parents and educators explaining ways to use the books with their kids. This title explores body and facial expressions in animals and people. Waves, smiles, frowns, hugs, kisses, handshakes, and common greeting expressions are featured.<BR></div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.26 at Amazon

<div>Flip a page, find a rhyme!<BR>It's learning through fun—every time!<BR><br>Even kids who can?t read a sentence can read one w...ord, or a two-word phrase. By putting their hands on the pages, kids are pulled into the learning dynamic. They make the page turn, and they gain a new word that rhymes with one they just saw.<BR><BR>Who can dig a pig in a wig?<BR>How?d that pet get wet?<BR>Will Pop stop, or will he hop?<BR>Are mice on ice twice as nice?<BR><BR>With art in the Japanese anime style, each book in this interactive early reading series features a different word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and connect words that have matching long, or short, vowel sounds. By mastering this dynamic, kids can read words they don?t necessarily know. Offering a springboard into independent reading, Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!<BR><br>For kids, parents, and teachers—everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!<BR><BR></div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$11.96 at Amazon

<div>A lush and sweetly wise tale about The Tyranny of Too Much Stuff, and what it doesn't leave room for. For those "more, more, ...more!" kids (and their parents) this story provides a gentle revelation that having more doesn't necessarily give you what you need. Beautiful illustrations on special paper and a lavish gatefold add extra gift-y touches.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.41 at Amazon

<div>The award-winning design team of the innovative book Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types present eye-catching alphabet flas...h cards. Each of the 26 cards features an animal ingeniously built from the first letter of its name. Different typefaces comprise each alphabeastie, making for a wondrous and witty way to look at – and learn -- the ABC's. When the cards are flipped over, two colorful, large floor puzzles are revealed, with more fun to be had for all. These cards fit into a backpack and provide entertainment on trips, in restaurants, in doctor?s offices -- anywhere!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$14.95 at Amazon

<div>SAMi?s newest book introduces young readers to adjectives like big, bigger, and biggest; far, farther, and farthest; high, hi...gher, and highest. Simple illustrations and minimal text are well-suited to children starting to use adjectives to compare size, distance, length, and quantity. The brightly colored fold-out illustrations make each concept easy to understand: by unfolding the page, you can see a tall building get even taller, and then become the tallest one in the whole city!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.00 at Amazon

<div>Join the Alphabeasties and draw, color, read, write, and sticker from A to Z. Kids will be engaged with playful, intelligent ...activities, including mazes, word searches, and rebus puzzles. Packed with over 300 full-color stickers! The award-winning design team behind the best-selling Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types has created this fresh, original activity book for kids and typography enthusiasts of all ages.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.95 at Amazon

<div>Is that a quack shack? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a sack turn into quacks with sack and then sack... on jack! Quack Shack features these word families: -ack, -ick, -ock Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un). With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up! Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.33 at Amazon

<div>FLIP a page, find a rhyme!<BR>It?s learning through fun—every time!<BR><br>Even kids who can?t read a sentence can read one w...ord, or a two-word phrase. By putting their hands on the pages, kids are pulled into the learning dynamic. They make the page turn, and they gain a new word that rhymes with one they just saw.<BR><BR>Who can dig a pig in a wig?<BR>How?d that pet get wet?<BR>Will Pop stop, or will he hop?<BR>Are mice on ice twice as nice?<BR><BR>With art in the Japanese anime style, each book in this interactive early reading series features a different word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and connect words that have matching long, or short, vowel sounds. By mastering this dynamic, kids can read words they don?t necessarily know. Offering a springboard into independent reading, Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!<BR><br>For kids, parents, and teachers—everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.04 at Amazon

<div>No kid wants to pick up a book that promises to "develop important learning skills." Have no fear! Kids will be too busy colo...ring a face on an ice cream cone, or a face on a baseball mitt, to notice the fiber amid the fun. This First Activity Book combines the immediate pleasure of doodling and coloring with the development of anatomy recognition, perspective, scale, and artistic skills. First Activity Books are ideal for kids who've just learned to draw or write. They offer high-quality construction, large pages, good paper, plenty to keep kids occupied for hours - pack them up and go!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.95 at Amazon

<div>Is that bow in the snow? Will we meet on the street? Flip a page and watch a feet turn into a feet meet and then beet on feet...! Snow Bow features these word families: -ow, -eet, -ate Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un). With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up! Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$7.39 at Amazon

<div>In these first activity books, kids can complete and color all kinds of faces: boys, girls, tigers, monkeys, even ladybugs. ...At first, toddlers might only draw a circle for a face, not adding eyes, nose, or mouth. But in time, they will fill in the different features, from eyelashes to teeth; from curly hair to whiskers. With bold and bright art, these are ideal activity books for children who have just learned to hold a crayon or pencil. First scribbles and drawings are important, precursory steps to reading and writing!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$7.52 at Amazon

<div>Kokeshi dolls have much of the adorable appeal and charm of the ubiquitous Hello Kitty, but with much more extensive wardrobe.... This exotic coloring book features black-outlined drawing of Kokeshi (traditional Japanese wooden dolls), each with its own distinctive costume, signature color, and personal haiku. Kids are invited to color in Kimonos, sashes, fans, and other accessories, accenting their masterpieces with any of 75 stickers. Each spread has one doll with a specific personality trait and favorite color. The yellow spread is Kukiko, whose signature trait, expressed by an accompanying haiku, is joy, and the blue spread introduces Oki, who embodies creativity. It's a high-style book with an affordable price designed to provide hours of absorbing creativity and a dash of cultural flair.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$13.49 at Amazon

<div>See it! Say it! Make a connection! Kids are best-suited to acquire multiple languages between infancy and five years of age, ...and interactive play with a parent is the method early childhood development experts recommend. This set of cleverly conceived flash cards features English, French, Spanish, and Chinese and an out-load activity that creates language connections through play. Language flash cards also help kids develop object and color identification, counting, motor, and reading skills. These beautifully illustrated cards make a striking and substantive gift and offer many ways for kids of various ages and proficiencies to play with and use them. Game suggestions, including concentration and matching, are described. Is that a tortuga, tortue, or turtle? Si, oui, and yes!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.99 at Amazon

<div>Dolls of the World offers stylish design and three things girls love: dolls in traditional outfits, coloring, and stickers?lo...ts of them! Thirteen different countries and regions are represented by dolls on pages that are partly colored and partly blank, allowing for plenty of creative options. And if a girl wants to take some creative license with her masterpiece?why not? Who says a girl from Sweden can't be paired with a Mexican pinata? This chic and fun gift is a perfect fit for any girl.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$12.99 at Amazon

<div>Honey Bear is having a summertime birthday party at the beach. After her friends pick out the perfect birthday present--a blu...e swimsuit and beach-y accessories--they head to the shore for volleyball, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, birthday cake! Young readers will enjoy best-selling author/illustrator Todd Goldman's signature style and popular characters, this time in a summer setting. Bear in a Bathing Suit is a perfect addition to Bear in Underwear, Bear in Pink Underwear, and Bear in Long Underwear.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$8.18 at Amazon

<div>SAMi's bright graphic illustrations have made the Flip-a-Face, Flip-a-Shape, and Baby Flip-a-Face series a success, and these... thirty-six placemats bring that artwork to the dinner table. Six appealing baby animal faces are accompanied by a host of traditional rhyming texts to make mealtime brighter. On the back of each placemat, the image is repeated in black and white so kids can color it in. So bring out the peanut butter, the jelly, and the crayons!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$8.82 at Amazon

<div>The animal card set offers more than simple identification. Matching pairs of cards show animals in both photographs and draw...ings. Kids must learn to recognize the animals' features in both formats and put them together. Animals featured include horse, cow, sheep, goat, pig, fish, and chick.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$10.91 at Amazon

<div>Best-selling doodle dynamo Deborah Zemke is back with a go-anywhere activity book that is sure to be a hit with young aspirin...g artists. Turn an A into an alligator, a K into a kangaroo, and a Z into a zebra! Using letters as a starting point, this entertaining drawing book provides step-by-step instructions for doodling over 50 pictures on tear-off pages. Kids will also read cool facts about the creatures and objects they learn to draw.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$12.98 at Amazon

<div><p>What language lesson doesn't seem like a lesson? The fun guessing game inside this book! Clever word groupings list three ...things that are alike and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms, but a mushroom is not a room!</p><p>Picture clues will help kids figure out which thing is different and begin to grasp fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings. In addition, the text's guessing-game approach invites kids into a call-and-response dynamic. This title is a great companion to the well-received <I>Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?</I> and <I>What Is Part This, Part That?</I></p></div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.43 at Amazon

<div>FLIP a page, find a rhyme!<BR>It?s learning through fun—every time!<BR><br>Even kids who can?t read a sentence can read one w...ord, or a two-word phrase. By putting their hands on the pages, kids are pulled into the learning dynamic. They make the page turn, and they gain a new word that rhymes with one they just saw.<BR><BR>Who can dig a pig in a wig?<BR>How?d that pet get wet?<BR>Will Pop stop, or will he hop?<BR>Are mice on ice twice as nice?<BR><BR>With art in the Japanese anime style, each book in this interactive early reading series features a different word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and connect words that have matching long, or short, vowel sounds. By mastering this dynamic, kids can read words they don?t necessarily know. Offering a springboard into independent reading, Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!<BR><br>For kids, parents, and teachers—everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$6.18 at Amazon

<div>Award-winning illustrator SAMi is back with a new edition of the best-selling Flip-a-Face: Colors board book. The very younge...st readers will be captivated by the bold, bright, baby-pleasing images of infant faces. Die-cuts allow babies to transform one face into another simply by turning the page. Concepts of color, as well as same and different, are featured in this best-selling board book for ages 0-3.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$11.12 at Amazon

<div>This brand new title in the Think About series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people... have developed implements that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot. A funny, kid-like question - "Does a woodpecker use a hammer?" - is paired with a silly scenario (a woodpecker in a tool belt), and a few facts about how some animals use parts of their bodies as tools. Animals that might use a stick, or rock, as a tool lead to an exploration of how people create tools to solve problems and accomplish tasks.</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$8.58 at Amazon

<div>Dinosaurs and Life in Space?c'mon, what could be a funnier combination? And what a rip-snorting rocket ride it is in this thr...ee-story collection chronicling the hilarious adventures of the dino-denizens of Planet Meatball and Plant Lettuce. For kids ready to move into read-alone books, this provides perfect fuel for developing independent reading, with a galaxy of laughs to boot!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
Eat
$6.99 at Amazon

<div>DwellStudio adds another beautiful board book to its distinctive line of books for baby, using images from their best-selling... children?s lines. Appetizing apples, bananas, and oranges fill the sturdy pages of EAT!, capturing the imaginations of young readers everywhere.</div> Read More

Eat
Blue Apple Books
$11.69 at Amazon

<div>Is that crab driving a cab? Will the pot stay hot? Flip a page and watch a crab turn into a dab! Crab Cab features these wor...d families: -ab, -ot, -it Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un). With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up! Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!</div> Read More

Blue Apple Books
$9.15 at Amazon

<div>Everybody into the water! From one to ten, and from <I>diez</I> to <I>uno</I>, counting is featured in this swimmy, finny und...erwater concept book. With opposites, <I>short, long / corto, largo</I>; descriptions, <I>yellow, blue/amarillo, azul</I>; action words <I>swim, dive / nadar, saltar</I>; and rhyme, a lot of language arts fill this lively lake.<BR><BR>And it all ends . . . with a splash!<BR><BR>Teachers and parents of ESL students will cheer when they discover the ˇHola, English! series, as will those seeking to expose English-speaking kids to Spanish. <I>Ten Little Fish</I> combines numbers with simple adjectives ("fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow") and simple verbs ("swim and dive fish, here are five fish").<BR></div> Read More

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