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<b>The inspired Polly Dunbar wraps up her series about Tilly and Friends with two beguiling new adventures.</b><br><br>"I?m not sl...eepy," insists Tiptoe as Tilly gives him his goodnight kiss. Tilly tries singing him a good-night lullaby, but the rambunctious rabbit is busy banging away on his drums. It?s not until Tilly reads a bedtime story that Tiptoe finally seems to drift off. But who will tuck TILLY in and kiss HER good night? Read More

Candlewick Press
$4.79 at Amazon

<b>La primera amiga de todos los niños! For the first time, four classic Maisy toddler titles are available in dual Spanish-Englis...h editions.</b><br><br>Young children are invited to meet Maisy?s favorite animals, check out her wardrobe, see what?s on her menu, and peek at what she has in her toy box ? all through vibrant, toddler-friendly illustrations by Lucy Cousins identified in both Spanish and English. Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>From woolly mammoths to rocket ships, the marvels of a museum are more fun to explore when Maisy leads the way.</b><br><br>On a... rainy-day visit to the museum, Maisy and her friends explore everything from dinosaurs to a moon exhibit, from vintage vehicles to a giant dollhouse to the food exhibit. There?s always something new (or old) to see at a museum, and for little readers, it?s good to have a friend like Maisy along for the adventure. Read More

Candlewick Press
$12.78 at Amazon

<b>"The finale is so satisfying that it calls for an encore. 'Again!' Sam says, as will readers of this cozy story." - CHILD magaz...ine</b><br><br>It was a dark and stormy night on Plum Street. In the little white house, Mrs. Bear was putting Sam to bed.<br><br>Outside, the wind blows and the rain comes down. Inside, it is Sam's bedtime. Mrs. Bear reads him a story, tucks him in, and brings him warm milk. "Are you ready now, Sam?" she asks. "I'm waiting," he says. What else does Sam need before he'll go to sleep? Could Mrs. Bear have forgotten a kiss? Now this NEW YORK TIMES best-selling story by two of the most beloved picture book creators is available in a board book edition suitable for the youngest listeners. The board book comes on its own or packaged along with an irresistible plush Sam bear, just waiting for his own good-night kiss. Read More

Candlewick Press
$13.68 at Amazon

<b>A child?s-eye view of London?s top attractions blends lively artwork with fascinating facts, and features a sweeping gatefold o...f the city skyline.</b><br><br>London is calling! Come along on a mother-daughter day trip as they wend their way past the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, through Trafalgar Square, and on to Covent Garden. Listen closely and you might just learn a secret about the Whispering Gallery in Saint Paul?s Cathedral. Then it?s on to the Tower of London and the river Thames, where a fold-out surprise awaits. Readers will be enchanted by Salvatore Rubbino?s cheerful, sophisticated illustrations and abundant trivia about the one and only city of London. Cheerio! Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>"Exactly the sort of grisly, gross and hilarious stuff that kids will love!" - Eoin Colfer</b><br><br>When Luke Watson turns in...to a werewolf for the third time, the Government Housing of Unusual Lifeforms (G.H.O.U.L.) moves his family to Scream Street ? a frightful community of vampires, zombies, witches, and sundry undead. Though Luke quickly makes friends, he vows to find a way to take his terrified parents home. The secret to opening the exit, he learns, is collecting six powerful relics the founding fathers left behind. But with a sinister landlord determined to thwart Luke at every turn, will he even get past the first hurdle alive? Read More

Candlewick Press
$14.76 at Amazon

<b>How many cool things can YOU do? The answer will amaze you ? and the secrets are all in this witty and nearly wordless book.</b...><br><br>Are you the crafty type? Try drawing some manga or customizing your sneakers. Got a soft spot for science? Dazzle your friends with the old exploding volcano trick, then slyly ease an egg into a bottle. Or you can really get cooking by slipping fortunes into a batch of cookies and folding them like a pro. From taking funny fake photos to breeding butterflies, from running a ninja obstacle course to reading minds to, yes, whipping up some edible fake barf, here is the source for learning how to do absolutely everything. With minimal text and maximal humor, these simple illustrated instructions will have kids psyched to:<br>? Investigate (science projects anyone can do)<br>? Create (arts, crafts, and personal style)<br>? Explore (adventures in the great outdoors)<br>? Cook (recipes for tasty ? and terrifying ? treats)<br>? Move (sports, games, and playground acrobatics)<br>? Amaze (tricks, pranks, and awesome acts). Read More

Candlewick Press
$11.10 at Amazon

Another Brand New Readers collection packed with kid-, teacher-, and parent-friendly extras!<br><br>This enticing boxed set contai...ns:<br>? 10 short, funny full-color books featuring best-selling characters<br>? A foldout poster with full-color stickers for tracking books as they?re read<br>? A Brand New Readers certificate of achievement to build children?s confidence<br>? A make-your-own Brand New Reader book ? just right for brand-new writers<br>? A parent/teacher guide to making reading a success the very first time! Read More

Candlewick Press
$4.79 at Amazon

<b>La primera amiga de todos los niños! For the first time, four classic Maisy toddler titles are available in dual Spanish-Englis...h editions.</b><br><br>Young children are invited to meet Maisy?s favorite animals, check out her wardrobe, see what?s on her menu, and peek at what she has in her toy box ? all through vibrant, toddler-friendly illustrations by Lucy Cousins identified in both Spanish and English. Read More

Candlewick Press
$16.07 at Amazon

<b>For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is now available in a delightful... puzzle book edition.</b><br><br>Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt ? through tall, wavy grass (<i>swishy swishy swishy!</i> ), swampy mud (<i>squelch squelch squelch!</i> ), and a swirling whirling snowstorm (<i>hoooo woooo!</i> ) ? only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! The perfect gift for a preschooler, this exciting novelty edition includes seven press-out puzzles featuring Helen Oxenbury?s lively art. Read More

Candlewick Press
$24.65 at Amazon

<b>Judy Moody rules! Now her growing legion of fans can fill in or complete their collections with this super-cool boxed set.</b><...br><br>Collect like crazy -- with all nine of Judy's adventures in one boxed bonanza! Read More

Candlewick Press
$10.95 at Amazon

<b>The inspired Polly Dunbar wraps up her series about Tilly and Friends with two beguiling new adventures.</b><br><br>When Doodle... the alligator is feeling bitey, the backside of Tumpty the elephant looks very tempting. But now Tumpty is sore ? in more ways than one ? and promptly stamps on Doodle?s tail. No wonder everyone?s upset! Luckily, the friends agree to apologize, and all is well ? at least until Doodle starts to feel bitey again. . . . Read More

Candlewick Press
$15.21 at Amazon

<b>By overwhelming popular demand, Stoo Hample?s 1961 classic now features a reissue of the recording that inspired a generation o...f gigglers.</b><br><br>"I am silly,<br>You are silly,<br>All of us are silly,<br>Willy."<br><br>And everything in THE SILLY BOOK and THE SILLY RECORD is the silly-willynilliest! There are songy sills (oops!)?silly songs, silly stories, silly poems, silly secrets, silly things to do, a silly good-night, and even silly nothings. Anyone who reads this book?and hears this CD?will laugh like anything, or else turn into a bathtub. First published almost fifty years ago, when it became an uproariously silly success, THE SILLY BOOK and its companion, THE SILLY RECORD, are guaranteed to cause children (and nostalgic adults) to giggle like gigglecopters, roll on the floor, and cheer "Boodleheimer, Boodleheimer" (CLAP! CLAP! CLAP!). Read More

Candlewick Press
$4.44 at Amazon

<b>What?s even better than a new Maisy book? <br>A new Maisy book with stickers!<br></b><br><br>Maisy and company have a full day ...of fun in Maisy at the Beach, collecting shells, building a sandcastle, and feasting on tasty snacks. Young readers join in the fun as they complete the scenes with more than 25 full-color, reusable stickers. Read More

Candlewick Press
$7.99 at Amazon

<b>For children who love to search and find-- and adore that cute Japanese kawaii style -- here comes another pair of fun activity... books about Moshi Town.</b><br><br>Strawberry Mermaid Moshi has been invited to a magical wedding under the sea. Children are invited to join her on an underwater adventure with her friends, but are their eyes sharp enough to help her find her friends first? Read More

Candlewick Press
$4.79 at Amazon

<b>La primera amiga de todos los niños! For the first time, four classic Maisy toddler titles are available in dual Spanish-Englis...h editions.</b><br><br>Young children are invited to meet Maisy?s favorite animals, check out her wardrobe, see what?s on her menu, and peek at what she has in her toy box ? all through vibrant, toddler-friendly illustrations by Lucy Cousins identified in both Spanish and English. Read More

Candlewick Press
$7.99 at Amazon

<b>He?s a master of the paper trail! Keep your eyes peeled for Waldo?s amazing seventh adventure ? his most interactive journey ev...er.</b><br><br>Take a page from Waldo?s sketchbook ? but first you?ll have to find it! In this new classic title, fans follow the wily guy through more astounding scenes, each containing a maddeningly hard-to-find piece of paper torn from his sketchpad. Add in an exciting parade, a confounding maze, the trickiest spot-the-difference challenge in history, and Martin Handford?s incomparable artwork, and you?ve got one extraordinary hands-on expedition. Waldo lovers will have tons of fun with:<br>? A fold-out Muddy Swampy Jungle Game with press-out counters ? and tongue-twisting forfeit cards<br>? A press-out circus for fans to put on their very own show<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang's bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beauti...ful, bold illustrations.</b><br><br>It's summer, and the meadow is in full bloom. As some bunnies hop along, they see blue sky, white clouds, and yummy green grass. How many more colors can be found? Look for an explanation of tonal marks at the end of the story, along with pinyin translation of the Chinese characters. Read More

Candlewick Press
$11.24 at Amazon

<b>The travel companion that Waldo fans can?t get enough of--now with all the classic adventures!</b><br><br>Waldo seekers on thei...r own voyages will be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:<br><i>Where?s Waldo?</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo Now?</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo? The Fantastic Journey</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo? The Wonder Book</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo? In Hollywood</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!</i><br><i>Where?s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase</i> Read More

Candlewick Press
$11.93 at Amazon

<b>Aaron Becker, creator of <i>Journey</i>, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.</b...><br><br>A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. <i>Journey </i>lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first. Read More

Candlewick Press
$10.68 at Amazon

<b>From woolly mammoths to rocket ships, the marvels of a museum are more fun to explore when Maisy leads the way.</b><br><br>On a... rainy-day visit to the museum, Maisy and her friends explore everything from dinosaurs to a moon exhibit, from vintage vehicles to a giant dollhouse to the food exhibit. There?s always something new (or old) to see at a museum, and for little readers, it?s good to have a friend like Maisy along for the adventure. Read More

Candlewick Press
$3.53 at Amazon

Helen Oxenbury's brilliant board books have delighted a generation of babies. Now from the most widely loved of artists comes a re...issue of a board book to help very young children explore their worlds. In I HEAR, a baby listens to a bird sing, a dog bark, and a watch tick. Full of character and humor, this charming book forms a winsome introduction to the senses. Read More

Candlewick Press
$13.59 at Amazon

<b>Join Maisy and her friends for some medieval merriment with this delightful pop-up-and-play book boasting a 3D castle.</b><br><...br>Lower the drawbridge and get ready for a whole new experience with Maisy! Follow the favorite mouse and her friends as they joust and play archery. Then pull out the play pieces featuring all the characters dressed in palace finery. The crowning touch? An exciting pop-up castle for creating extended adventures. A handy pocket stores all the play pieces when the fun is done. Read More

Candlewick Press
$11.73 at Amazon

<b>What better diversion for a rainy day? The cup of imagination overflows for a family of spirited pups in this comical picture b...ook from Leslie Patricelli.</b><br><br>It?s a rainy day, and the Patterson puppies have run out of things to do. If only it were sunny and warm, they could go to the beach! But then Petra gets an idea. Indoor beach party! Buckets! A blue-carpet ocean! The surfing and undersea diving are a blast, until . . . mom and dad appear on the shore. Uh-oh! Will a mop-brigade party be as much fun? Rambunctious pups are sure to relate to this cautionary tale ? and be eager to dive right in. Read More

Candlewick Press
$12.03 at Amazon

<b>With signature wit and whimsy, the inimitable Daniel Pinkwater introduces an eccentric, endearing babysitter every child will w...ish they could have.</b><br><br>Nick and Maxine live in a tall building with one apartment on top of another. So when they look out their window and see a little house they never knew was there, of course they must visit (especially when their parents tell them not to!). Going through the boiler room, they?re amazed to find to a secret backyard with a garden, a porch, and a statue of a cat. And they?re even more amazed when that cat starts to talk. . . . Welcome to the world of Mrs. Noodlekugel, where felines converse and serve cookies and tea, vision-impaired mice join the party (but may put crumbs up their noses), and children in search of funny adventures are drawn by the warm smell of gingerbread and the promise of magical surprises. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>Make no bones about it! There?s a headhunt underway ? and Luke is closing in on the sixth relic ? as the Scream Street series s...creeches ahead!<br><br></b>Luke is just one relic away from opening the doorway back to his own world and taking his parents away from the terrors of Scream Street! But this search threatens to plunge him into the most dangerous adventure yet. With the help of Resus and Cleo, Luke is desperately hunting for the claw of a werewolf ? and in the process he learns something most unexpected about Samuel Skipstone, the author who has helped them so much on their quest. This forces the trio into making a difficult decision, made harder by the witch convention taking place on Scream Street. The sixth relic is almost in Luke?s grasp, but will it ever be his? Read More

Candlewick Press
$8.50 at Amazon

<b>Little ones are sure to reach for this inviting tower of board books, featuring more than forty treasured Mother Goose rhymes.<.../b><br><br>Some of the best-loved nursery rhymes of all time ? compiled by a respected folklorist and illustrated by a top picture book artist ? are now available in an irresistible new format: a tower of tiny board books. Four fun books focusing on action rhymes, classic rhymes, lullabies, and animal rhymes are packed into one colorful box, making a mini collection guaranteed to appeal to the youngest of children. Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.77 at Amazon

<b>Whether you read it quietly or loudly, learning about opposites has never been more fun - or funny - than with this winning boa...rd book.</b><br><br>Sniffles are quiet, but sneezes are loud. Amiably illustrated in a bright, graphic style, Leslie Patricelli?s spirited board book, QUIET LOUD, stars an obliging, bald, and very expressive toddler who acts out each pair of opposites with comically dramatic effect. Read More

Candlewick Press
$15.29 at Amazon

Calen, a lonely young mage-to-be, never dreamed that Princess Meglynne would become his friend. And impulsive Meg never imagined t...hat secretly tending a baby dragon would cause her to be "linked" to the winged beast ? for life. Being attuned to a dragon?s thoughts and feelings is exciting but scary, especially when their destinies are tied (for better or worse). And now Meg?s sister is about to marry a prince to end a war between kingdoms, a celebration that only Meg and Calen know is endangered by a murderous plot. How can a girl, a boy, and a dragon merge their magic and strength to bring down a powerful traitor before it?s too late? From the author of Library Lion comes a classic middle-grade fantasy soaring with sorcery and suspense, spunk and adventure, friendship and first romance, and a cast of truly enchanting characters. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>Visit WWW.BRANDNEWREADERS.COM for a complete listing of Brand New Readers, an online sample, a downloadable certificate, and, f...or teachers, reading levels and early intervention levels.</b><br><br>Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love.<br><br>Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success?the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work!<br><br> - funny stories<br> - pictures that make words easy to guess<br> - eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting, ensuring a satisfying reading experience<br> - notes for parents and teachers to help them guide beginning readers Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>Start with Science books introduce kids to core science concepts through engaging stories, fresh illustrations, and supplementa...l activities.</b><br><br>One day Oscar sees a ball in the grass. "Try pushing it!" says Cricket. Oscar learns that the ball rolls slowly in grass and faster on a path, until it bounces off a tree and changes direction. Some things need a push to move, and others use their muscles to move themselves ? and to move plenty of other things, too. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>It?s an honest-to-jeepers mystery! Agent Judy Drewdy sets out to solve the case of the missing puppy when a canine-cop-in-train...ing vanishes into thin air.</b><br><br>Judy Moody is in a mood. A sleuthing, Nancy Drew kind of mood. So what?s a WBMS (world?s best mystery solver) to do? Go find a mystery, that?s what! And she doesn?t have to snoop for long: when Mr. Chips, a beloved crime-dog-in-training, goes missing, Judy Drewdy and her chums, agents Dills Pickle (Frank), Spuds Houdini (Rocky), and James Madagascar (Stink) find themselves smack-dab in the middle of a reallife, scare-your-pants-off whodunit. Was Mr. Chips stolen by dirty dognappers? And why are chocolate-chip cookies disappearing all over town? Watch out for red herrings?along with clever references to classic Nancy Drew mysteries?as Eagle Eye Moody and company are hot on the case!<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> Read More

Candlewick Press
$12.28 at Amazon

<b>Seven little junkyard critters venture out of their small, dark hole on a charmingly madcap quest for a new home, with laugh-ou...t-loud results.</b><br><br>When a band of brothers outgrows the dim confines of their birthplace, there is no other choice but to set out into the world on a grand adventure. Timid and terrified at first, they soon find ingenious ways to simulate the safety of their familiar hole. They bravely cross a muddy sea, climb a discarded mountain, survive an appliance-like labyrinth, and finally reach the edge of the world. What will they see there, and will they ever find a place they can call their own? Loaded with visual humor and breathless commentary by the intrepid crew, this comic book-style tale of solidarity and daring will have readers giggling, cheering, and ready to see the world in a new way. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.22 at Amazon

<b>Her favorite hunt-and-find adventures are now reissued with a bold new design.</b><br><br>Maisy mavens will love to look for he...r in WHERE IS MAISY?, a happy lift-the-flap board book adventure from award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins. Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.15 at Amazon

<b>Introduce young naturalists to the mysterious high tide of the horseshoe crabs.</b><br><br>One June night, under the full moon,... Daniel?s mother wakes him up to see the extraordinary sight of horseshoe crabs spawning on the beach, just as they have every spring for an awesome 350 million years. But when Daniel returns in the morning, he finds only one lonely crab, marooned upside down in the sand. Can he possibly save it? Like a perfect day at the beach, CRAB MOON leaves an indelible memory of a special adventure between parent and child, and a quiet message about doing our part to preserve even earth?s oldest creatures. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

Meet Termite, an adorable new character from the creator of Worm. This colorful critter has a voracious appetite that gets him in... trouble ? but doesn't keep him from having fun!<br><br>Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success ? the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work!<br><br>- Funny stories<br>- Pictures that make words easy to guess<br>- Eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting, ensuring a satisfying reading experience<br>- Notes for parents and teachers to help them guide beginning readers <br><br>Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. Read More

Candlewick Press
$10.38 at Amazon

<b>Waldo's back in the picture in a brand-new adventure! Find the bespectacled traveler in never-before-seen illustrations, along ...with special stickers and a slew of other novel features.</b><br><br>Waldo's back, and he's anxious to show you his pictures. But not so fast ? you have to find them first. Enter Odlaw's Picture Gallery and admire the framed images, then try to track them down in the crowded scenes that follow. Got the picture? Now frame it, using the handy stickers at the back of the book. But your challenge is just beginning! There are hidden characters and objects to hunt for, spot-the-difference spreads, silhouettes to match with originals, and plenty more. And don't even think of cheating: virtually all the art in here is new or previously unpublished, and as maddeningly intricate as ever. Happy hunting! Read More

Candlewick Press
$16.67 at Amazon

<b>"Pure Christmas magic." ? THE HORN BOOK</b><br><br>Every Christmas, Joe writes a letter to Santa, but they?ve had a few misunde...rstandings in the past. Last year Joe wanted a fire-engine-red racecar with retracting headlights, and he did get one?but it was only three inches long. So this year Joe is really, really careful. He describes exactly what he wants, and on Christmas morning, he finds a living, breathing penguin named Osbert under the tree. Will anything in Joe?s life ever be the same? Now in a smaller hardcover edition, this hilarious romp through the land of be-careful-what-you-wish-for comes with its very own Osbert plush toy, in a beautiful package that makes for an utterly charming (and easy to care for) holiday gift. Read More

Candlewick Press
$11.10 at Amazon

<b>Warm up the season with a new Brand New Readers collection packed with kid-, teacher-, and parent-friendly extras!</b><br><br>T...his engaging boxed set contains:<br><br>*10 short, funny, full-color books featuring best-selling characters<br>*A foldout poster with full-color stickers for tracking books as they?re read<br>*A Brand New Readers certificate of achievement to build children?s confidence<br>*A make-your-own Brand New Reader book?just right for brand-new writers<br>*A parent /teacher guide to make reading a success the very first time!<br><br>Some of the best-selling characters featured in this set include Beeper, Eddie, Edna, Monkey, Otter, and Worm. Read More

Candlewick Press
$6.99 at Amazon

<b>A great resource for teachers!</b><br><br>Read and Wonder books tell stories, take children on adventures, <br>and reveal how b...ig and WONDER-full the natural world really is. Read More

Candlewick Press
$4.28 at Amazon

<b>YES! This must-have toddler title sheds light on some concepts with a comical flair.</b><br><br>Yanking cat by tail: no NO. Gen...tle pat on back: yes YES. And it?s funny how dumping a bowl of food gets a very different reaction from mastering the use of a spoon. An expressive baby demonstrates familiar behaviors ? and their predictable responses ? in an amusing board book that merits a giant YES! Read More

Candlewick Press
$12.71 at Amazon

<b><br>WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL!</b><br><br>Kate DiCamillo introduces a hero for all time!<br><br> Welcome to the story of Desp...ereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other?s lives. And what happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.<br><br>From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, featuring twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering, in an elegant design that pays tribute to the best in classic children?s books and bookmaking traditions.<br><br> The beloved author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE enlightens us with a tale of adventure, despair, love, and soup. Read More

Candlewick Press
$13.64 at Amazon

<b>Tender, playful, and full of joy, this ode from mother to child makes an utterly lovely baby gift and will resonate with reader...s big and small.</b><br><br><i>Oh, my Yummy One, my Utterly Lovely One!<br>Look at you, so gorgeous! </i><br><br>So opens a glorious praise song from a parent crane to her little cranelet ? drawing many other species into the circle of love as she sings. Warm, funny, and full of energy and affection, this is another gem from Mary Murphy, whose springlike palette is well suited to the story's celebratory air. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, col...orful artwork by illustrators kids know and love.</b><br><br>Fish and Frog swim, make faces, and play silly games in four simple stories enhanced by enticingly vibrant illustrations.<br><br>Brand New Readers are the most effective way to make reading a success ? the very first time. Parents, teachers, and librarians everywhere report that they really work!<br><br>- Funny stories<br>- Pictures that make words easy to guess<br>- Eight-page stories that can be finished in one sitting, ensuring a satisfying reading experience<br>- Notes for parents and teachers to help them guide beginning readers Read More

Candlewick Press
$19.52 at Amazon

<b>With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer?s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it?s nev...er been told before.</b><br><br>"Gareth Hinds brings THE ODYSSEY to life in a masterful blend of art and storytelling. Vivid and exciting, this graphic novel is a worthy new interpretation of Homer?s epic."<br>?Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series<br><br>Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning?and a little help from Mount Olympus?to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years?though never quite like this. Read More

Candlewick Press
$5.99 at Amazon

<b>When Brand New Readers visit Sesame Street, kids can't wait to read about it ? all by themselves!</b><br><br>Join Bert and Erni...e on a camping adventure, where they discover that size is a big clue when following tracks, that some objects (like lunch) don't float as well as others, and that nature is full of fun surprises. Each set offers four simple, funny stories starring favorite Sesame Street characters. Read More

Candlewick Press
$13.24 at Amazon

<b>Another classic Waldo adventure has received the deluxe treatment!</b><br><br>Yet another classic Waldo adventure has received ...the deluxe treatment! Prepare <br> to find:<br> ? A striking new jacketed cover<br> ? An original collectible poster on the underside of the jacket<br> ? A spot-the-difference game on the cover<br> ? A gatefold with separate checklists on every spread<br> ? Never-before-seen sections of artwork in each scene<br> ? New things to search for! Read More

Candlewick Press
$9.48 at Amazon

We?ve taken our most popular Brand New Reader titles and have added loads of kid- and parent-friendly extras to bring you two outs...tanding Brand New Reader collections!<br><br>Unlike most reading programs, Brand New Readers are short, funny stories written by award-winning authors, full of bright, colorful artwork by illustrators kids know and love. These Brand New Readers sets make it easy and fun to follow favorite characters from story to story. <br><br>EACH BRAND NEW READER SET CONTAINS:<br>?10 short, funny, full-color books featuring such best-selling characters as Piggy, Worm, Monkey, Mouse, and Tabby Cat<br><br>?A foldout poster with full-color stickers so readers can track the books they?ve read<br><br>?A make-your-own Brand New Reader book because brand-new readers can be brand-new writers<br><br>?A Brand New Reader certificate of achievement to build confidence<br><br>?An easy-to-follow parent/teacher guide full of tips and strategies to help make reading a success the very first time!<br><br>HOW DO BRAND NEW READERS WORK?<br>Designed by literacy experts, this unique series helps children become eager and confident readers with:<br><br>?Illustrations so clear kids can guess what the words say<br>?Short sentences and consistently placed text <br>?Language that flows naturally <br>?Eight-page stories that readers can finish in one sitting <br>?Humorous endings for a rewarding payoff <br>?A simple, easy-to-follow design<br>?A brief introduction to each story<br>?Notes for parents and teachers to help them guide brand-new readers along!<br><br><br>Included in the BRAND NEW READERS, BLUE SET:<br><br>PLAY BALL! and PIGGY'S BATH<br>by David Martin, illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz<br><br>POP POP POP POP and MONKEY EATS WORMS <br>by David Martin, illustrated by Scott Nash<br><br>WORM IS STUCK and WORM SMELLS<br>written and illustrated by Kathy Caple<br><br>GOOD NIGHT, DINAH and LITTLE AND BIG<br>by Ana Martin Larrañaga, illustrated by B. G. Hennessy<br><br>IT'S SUPER MOUSE! and PICNIC <br>by Phyllis Root, illustrated by James Croft Read More

Candlewick Press
$10.08 at Amazon

<b>Now in paperback? A tour de force of illustration and design, JONATHAN SWIFT'S GULLIVER is a magnificent introduction to one of... the most popular stories in the English language.</b><br><br>First published in 1726, Jonathan Swift's wonderful adventure has long been a favorite with adults and children alike. This skillful adaptation by award-winning author Martin Jenkins stays true to the original, in a magnificent edition featuring all of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages. Chris Riddell's illustrations capture the tale in panoramic detail, making for a peerless introduction to one of the most popular stories in the English language. Read More

Candlewick Press
$15.93 at Amazon

<b>This exuberant celebration of poetry is an essential book for every young one?s library and a gorgeous gift to be both shared a...nd treasured.</b><br><br>Sit back and savor a superb collection of more than sixty poems by a wide range of talented writers, from Margaret Wise Brown to Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes to A. A. Milne. Greeting the morning, enjoying the adventures of the day, cuddling up to a cozy bedtime ? these are poems that highlight the moments of a toddler?s world from dawn to dusk. Carefully gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters and delightfully illustrated by Polly Dunbar, HERE'S A LITTLE POEM offers a comprehensive introduction to some remarkable poets, even as it captures a very young child?s intense delight in the experiences and rituals of every new day. Read More

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