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<p>Poor Sam! He wants to play with the big kids. "You are too small," they tell him. "Go home." They hide from Sam, then they won'...t let him play in their fort. But when the big kids need help, who saves the day? Sam, of course!</p> Read More

Holiday House
$6.99 at Amazon

<p>Poor Sam! He wants to play with the big kids. "You are too small," they tell him. "Go home." They hide from Sam, then they won'...t let him play in their fort. But when the big kids need help, who saves the day? Sam, of course!</p> Read More

Holiday House
$6.95 at Amazon

Certain to delight young vehicle lovers, this fantastical number book perfectly balances imaginative play with instructions on cou...nting. When one tractor in the grass runs out of gas, the backyard doesn't stay quiet for long. Soon pirates sail in to play, and the backyard races to life with airplanes, cranes, trucks, and trains. Readers can count along as the vehicles and machines soar, hoist, dig, and zoom in this fantastical number book. Young readers, boys particularly, will love the trucks, trains, vehicles, and machines--and pirates--that spill across each page. The humorous and imaginative play portrayed in this book perfectly balances its emphasis on counting. Read More

Holiday House
$15.95 at Amazon

Orville and Wilbur Riot are back in the hilarious fourth book of the Riot Brothers adventures. Whether hunting for lost mummies or... creating their own water park, there's never a dull moment. A companion to "Snarf Attack", "Underfoodle", and the "Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All"; "Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return!"; and "Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop". Read More

Holiday House
$8.09 at Amazon

In no time at all kids can be off on a literary adventure that they can create as they go along. With the help of some spunky and ...humorous characters, Loreen Leedy tells kids everything they need to do to become authors, illustrators, editors, and designers of their own fantastic books. She provides step-by-step instructions as well as tips for incorporating the wildest and most original ideas. This innovative book will inspire young authors and give them the practical information they need to reach new heights of creativity. Read More

Holiday House
$6.91 at Amazon

<p>The energetic dogs from Paul Meisel's Geisel Award Honor Book <em>See Me Run</em> are back in another frenetic adventure.</p> <...p></p> <p>A crew of happy dogs dig merrily in the dirt. But the groundhogs, mice, and moles don't like it. The animals chase the dogs away to another digging spot. This time the dogs dig up a box--a treasure chest--from which ghostly pirates emerge. The dogs are on the run again! New readers will delight in this joyful story with its surprise climax.</p> Read More

Holiday House
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<p><i>Splash! Splash!</i> Car gets wet and soapy as he goes through the car wash. He's had a big adventure today. His shiny paint ...got dirtier and dirtier as he drove all over town first with mud from the construction site, then from exhaust, and finally a flock of birds. At the end of his big day, a bath is just what this little car needs. </p> <p>Michael Garland's bright and bold art features lots of different vehicles, from diggers to big trucks, making this book just right for young car enthusiasts learning how to read.</p> <p></p> <p>This book is aligned with the <strong>COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS</strong> for kindergarten and first grade in Phonics and Word Recognition, as well as in Fluency, and in first grade Print Concepts.</p> Read More

Holiday House
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<p><b>Feathers fly and humor abounds as the literary adventures continue for Henrietta, the talented chicken from <i>The Plot Chic...kens</i>.</b></p><br><p>Thrilled to have her picture book published, Henrietta is all aflutter with excitement when she's invited to a local book festival. However, the event organizers did not count on having a chicken show up to sign books. Luckily, just when the festival director gives chase, Henrietta comes up with a clever plan to make herself heard and be respected. As Henrietta's loyal local children s librarian explains, "A chicken who can write books is a national treasure."</p> Read More

Holiday House
$9.90 at Amazon

<p>The energetic dogs from Paul Meisel's Geisel Award Honor Book<em>See Me Run</em>are back in another frenetic adventure.</p><p><.../p><p>A crew of happy dogs dig merrily in the dirt. But the groundhogs, mice, and moles don't like it. The animals chase the dogs away to another digging spot. This time the dogs dig up a box--a treasure chest--from which ghostly pirates emerge. The dogs are on the run again! New readers will delight in this joyful story with its surprise climax.</p> Read More

Holiday House
$13.56 at Amazon

<p>In a nearly wordless picture book, a bird-shaped lamp follows nighttime noises on an enchanting, nocturnal adventure that will ...encourage children to pay attention to the sounds all around them and to develop their powers of observation.</p><p>The whole family is in bed, and the house is now quiet. Or is it? <i>Drip, drop. Creak, creak. Achoo!</i> A curious bird, who happens to be a lamp, investigates. </p><p>Jeffrey Ebbeler's whimsical nocturnal fantasy, with only sound effects for a text, explores the world of sound as an endearing bird makes himself useful putting the home he shares with his humans in order.</p> Read More

Holiday House
$15.26 at Amazon

<strong>Arf-arf-arf-a-ROOOOO</strong>! That's Scooter saying that this book has it all: humor, adventure, unconditional love, and ...a memorable dog named Scooter.<br><br>Scooter LOVES the outside. He loves it so much that one day when Lucy accidentally leaves the door ajar, Scooter goes out all by himself. But without Lucy, the outside is a scary place, with trucks that go <strong>WEEEEE-OOOOO-WEEEEE-OOOOO</strong> and <strong>BEEP-BEEP-BEEP</strong>! Luckily, Lucy finds Scooter. Children will relate to Scooter's curiosity as well as his fears, and will enjoy the endearing pictures and the fun read-aloud sounds. Read More

Holiday House
$14.95 at Amazon

<p>In this story of an accidental journey turned epic adventure, early readers will delight in all of Pete's stops on the way to v...isit Grandma. <p>When Pete sets off for Grandma's house, he runs into bad traffic. He tries a different route, and soon finds himself lost on a woodsy road. "Where is Mutt Street?" he asks a bear. "That way," the bear replies. As Pete follows directions from different animals he meets, he finds himself in the desert, the jungle and even the arctic! By the time Pete finally reaches Mutt Street, he's traveled through all sorts of climates and encountered a multitude of friendly animals. But of course, it was all worth it to see Grandma's smiling face!</p><p><b>About the Series<br><p>I Like to ReadŽ</b> books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.<br><p><i>"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers." <b>School Library Journal</b><br><p>"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary" <b>Kirkus Reviews</b><br><p>"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."</i> <b>Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at <i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b> Read More

Holiday House
$6.99 at Amazon

<i>What am I? I am a lion.<br>Where am I? I am in grassland.</i><br><br><br>Majestic paintings by Caldecott Honor winner Ted Lewin... illustrate a guessing game that fosters an appreciation of both art and science, while introducing animals in the five major biomes: grassland, dessert, forest, tundra, and water.<br><br>Inspired by his many travels, classically inspired compositions communicate the regal magnificence of five stunning animals: lion, camel, tiger, reindeer, and sea otter. The story ends with a painting of a child and text that reads: I am a boy. I am on the beautiful earth. Read More

Holiday House
$16.95 at Amazon

A favorite lullaby becomes a celebration of love in this lushly illustrated version featuring animals from all over the world. <p>...On a beautiful night an owl sings to her owlet, a deer to his fawn, a whale to her calf. Animal parents sing this lullaby to their young, showing the universality of a parent's love for his or her child. Jane Cabrera's brilliant colors illustrate these adorable animals and their homes. Read More

Holiday House
$14.54 at Amazon

Wilber, Wendell, Willy, Walter, and Woody really know how to put on a show. Five hilarious ducks juggle pies--<i>splat</i>; spin p...lates--<i>crash</i>; and show off their magic box--<i>Wowee!</i> Their slapstick routine is also a math lesson. They introduce the concepts greater than, less than, and equal to as well as addition and subtraction. All the while, students will be laughing so much, they won't even realize that they are learning. A page for teachers and parents explains how the book meets the Common Core State Standards. (K.CC.6-7) and (K.OA.1-5). Read More

Holiday House
$6.07 at Amazon

Chipmunk and Bear have a lot in common, despite their difference in size. And Chipmunk is determined to emulate his big friend. "I... love snow," says Bear. "Me too!" says Chipmunk. The two dig a path through the snow, build a jolly snowman, have fun skating and skiing-although Chipmunk does need a bit of help from time to time. <br><br><br>Warmth and humor fill the snowy-day adventures of two friends who, despite their physical differences, share work and play and true companionship. Read More

Holiday House
$7.95 at Amazon

Deep beneath a modern metropolis lies the Catacombs, the kingdom of mutant rats of superior intellect. Following a bloody coup, th...e once peaceful democracy has become a dictatorship, ruled by decadent High Minister Kildeer and vicious Billycan, a demented former lab rat and now head of the Kill Army. Three young orphan rats--brothers Vincent and Victor and a clever female named Clover--rebel against the Ministry, joining forces with Juniper, Billycan's archenemy. Juniper and his maverick bank of followers, helped by a tribe of earthworms, plot to overthrow their oppressors and liberate the citizens to create a new city: Nightshade City. This impossible-to-put-down animal fantasy, set in a brilliantly imagined subterranean world, explores timeless themes of freedom, forgiveness, the bonds of family, and the power of love. FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, get the e-book edition of NIGHTSHADE CITY free on this website! Read More

Holiday House
$11.41 at Amazon

Readers will unlock a treasure trove of poems in this exuberant celebration of reading. A book is a wonderful, magical treat. The ...thirteen poems in this collection encourage young readers to snuggle up with a story and stretch their imaginations, to splash in a sea of tales by day and swashbuckle through chapters late at night. Playful illustrations by Yayo compliment thought-provoking poems by Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others. Read More

Holiday House
$16.19 at Amazon

<p>In this accessible first book of<br />algebra set in a creepy haunted<br />house, readers will learn to find the<br />unknown n...umber of skeletons,<br />ravens, and bats by using simple<br />addition, subtraction, multiplication,<br />and division to solve equations.</p> Read More

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