Things are not always what they appear to be in this mesmerizing tale of a bee and a bird's epic journey. These brilliantly hued illustrations by Craig Frazier look good enough to eat, and the simple but surprising story will entrance young readers.. and everyone else.
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.
When Chicken starts his own housekeeping business, he hires Cat to help him out. It's tough going at first. No matter how hard Cat tries, he is clumsy and keeps making mistakes. Luckily, Cat listens to his inner-species calling and saves the day.
A bright, science-minded boy goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam -- anything floating that has been washed ashore. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a day at the beach is the springboard into a wildly imaginative exploration of the mysteries of the deep, and of the qualities that enable us to witness these wonders and delight in them.
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.
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
Zoom in--what do you see? Two children playing on a farm. Zoom out--what do you see? One child playing with a toy farm. Don't stop zooming yet--just when you think you know where you are, guess again. Nothing is as it seems--and there's nothing to do but hang on tight as this tilt-a-whirl goes zooming by.
Bug! Rug! Mug! Hug! These dust bunnies love to rhyme. Well, except for Bob. Much to the other bunnies' frustration, Bob can never get the rhythm right. Then he saves everyone from a big, scary monster wielding "gasp!" a broom, and they all breathe a sigh of relief. But can Bob save them from the big, scary monster's next attack? Vrrrrrroooommm...
After meeting a bevy of baby animals -- including a clever monkey, a sleepy leopard, and a dusty lion cub -- the baby in this story discovers the most precious creature of all... itself, of course! With an exuberant rhyming text by bestselling author Mem Fox and adorable cut-paper illustrations by Caldecott Honor recipient Steve Jenkins, this book is an irresistible celebration of the joyful connection between parent and child.
With jazzy rhythms, silly rhymes, and welcoming images, the creative team behind "My Father the Dog" returns with a call-and-response for preschoolers that celebrates movement, dance, and community spirit.
Beep! Beep! Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple's now well-known and beloved sheep run into one mishap after another with their sturdy red jeep. Now in a big book format, this rhyming adventure is a "shear" delight to read aloud.
All the world is here. It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.
This exuberant, interactive picture book starring a bossy little ladybug and a GIANT hungry frog will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.
From the creator of such beloved classics as The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon comes this interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements. From their heads down to their toes, kids will be wriggling, jiggling, and giggling as they try to keep up with these animals! A variety of familiar animals invite young children to copy their antics, and as they play, they will learn such important skills as careful listening, focusing attention, and following instructions.
This jungle version of the classic song "If Youre Happy and You Know It" is a read-along, sing-along safari! Kids will want to sing and dance and explore the jungle with this cleverly written and marvelously illustrated story.
Animals move! Follow them as they swing, dance, float, leap, and slide from page to page, then learn why these animals move the way they do, from the jumping spider who dances to impress and then floats away on a thread of silk, to the roadrunner who flies, but not too far, and would rather run to catch its prey. Action is the name of the game, so Move!
One day Teddy Bear leans out of his boy's knapsack to pick a tempting flower. Buthe leans too far ... and finds himself on the ground, lost and alone. What will Teddy Bear see? Who will he meet? And will he be able to find his way home?
Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Come along on this one with a brave young family -- four children (including the baby) and their father. They're not scared. This is a book not to be missed, one to be chanted aloud and acted out, to be enjoyed over and over again. It is a picture book on the grand scale.
Do you wake up with a wiggle? Do you wiggle out of bed? For energetic toddlers (are there any who aren't?), here's a book that invites them to wiggle along with the story. Told in rollicky, wiggly rhyme that begs to be read again and again, Doreen Cronin's latest romp will have toddlers wiggling, giggling, and then (hopefully) falling into bed, blissfully exhausted!
From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder. The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information.
The numbers are on the loose--hiding and dancing, skipping and laughing through the rhymes of Mother Goose! It's a good thing Caldecott Medal-winning artists Leo and Diane Dillon have helped gather up all these mischievous numbers in a stunning celebration of counting, rhymes, and imagination. The rhymes, both familiar and lesser known, are ordered from simple (1, 2, 3) to more complex numbers, making this a collection to grow with. The illustrations are filled with surprising wit and whimsy. And this vibrant, playful volume is irresistible as an introduction to Mother Goose or as a new delight for her longtime fans.
Keeping the very youngest of scientists in mind, Cobb gives clear explanations to the big questions about wind. Young readers and adults can explore the basic scientific principles together through simple experiments.
Seeing, smelling, hearing, touching, tasting is there a child who doesn't wonder how the five senses work? Kids curiosity about their bodies is limitless. Using a combination of clear information and gentle humor, Harriet Ziefert introduces children to their five senses. Written in playful verse, yet scientifically accurate (the text has been fact-checked by a science educator), and illustrated with fresh art and simple diagrams, young readers will come away from this book with most, if not all, of their questions about the five senses answered.
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 interactive guessing book, beautifully illustrated in cut-paper collage, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor.
Keith Baker's playful, rhyming text and bold collage illustrations capture the excitement of a day's adventure as a family of lively ducklings slip, slide, leap, and dive--grouping themselves in all the different combinations that add up to seven. Addition has never been more fun!
Learn to read with this New York Times-bestselling picture book, starring an irresistible dog named Rocket and his teacher, a little yellow bird. Follow along as Rocket masters the alphabet, sounds out words, and finally... learns to read all on his own!
Will Arthur figure out D.W.'s reading trick? D.W. makes a bet with Arthur that she can teach Baby Kate how to read in a single afternoon. The loser of the bet has to change their little sister's stinky diapers! D.W. devises a clever trick to make sure she wins the bet. But will Arthur fall for or come up with a trick of his own before the next diaper change is needed?
THE AWARD-WINNING COLLABORATORS of the New York Times#1 picture book bestseller Wild About Books are back with a new story that promotes books and reading. Told in Judy Sierra's inimitable read-aloud rhyme, the narrative chronicles the amazing successes of Sam, thanks to his early love of books.
A little boy and his mother go to the beach. There she teaches him how to make Chinese words by drawing pictures in the sand. Young readers can learn ten Chinese characters in this wonderfully innovative picture book.
It's Grandma's birthday. Max has made her an earthworm birthday cake. "No, Max," says Max's sister, Ruby. Ruby is going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake with raspberry-fluff icing.But when she sends Max to the store for flour and eggs, he wants Red-Hot Marshmallow Squirters to put on his cake. How can he convince the grocer that Red-Hot Marshmallow Squirters are on Ruby's neatly written list? In his most hilarious escapade yet, Max learns the invaluable lesson of how to communicate on paper...in his own irresistible way. And Grandma ends up with not one, but two birthday cakes. Which one do you think she'll eat first?
Dog loves books, but one day he receives a strange one in the mail -- it's blank! Soon, Dog realizes that this book is not for reading, but for drawing. Before long, Dog is doodling and drawing himself into a new world, full of friends and surprises.
This is a story of an artist who, from his earliest years, draws. The artist draws a star! Then, the tree, house, flowers, clouds, rainbow, and night. In drawing, he discovers not only his art, but his life. Holding on to his star, he creates a world of light and possibility. With his brilliant collage, poignant and powerful in its simplicity, Eric Carle creates an unforgettable story that celebrates imagination and the artist in us all.
One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path... And thus begins one of the most imaginative and enchanting adventures in all of children's books. The creative concept behind this beloved story has intrigued children and kept them absorbed for generations, as page by page unfolds the dramatic and clever adventures of Harold and his purple crayon.
In this charming new addition to the Miffy story, Miffy takes inspiration from a visit to an art museum and decides to become an artist herself. Looking at the colors and shapes of the world around her, she discovers what fun it can be to make pictures of the things she sees. By bedtime, her bedroom walls are covered with her wonderful artwork.
The squid that charmed a nation is back . . . and hes making a big mess! Not only is this irrepressible squid the biggest thing ever, hes also the best artist in the entire ocean. He squirts ink, for goodness sakes, and there aren't many animals in the ocean who can do that! This squid is making a masterpiece that is sure to wow his fellow fish. But perhaps they aren't as pleased as he would think?
In a dynamic collaboration that features comical text and playful illustrations alongside full-color reproductions of the artwork, Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith give readers the perfect companion for a visit to MoMA, and an introduction to some of the world's best works of modern art.