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So what if his robot goes rogue and playmates are hard to find? But when his ninja moves result in a playground pile-up, Harry starts to wonder if he really wants his every wish granted. Hypnosis Harry is a wildly funny, sweetly silly look at the real meaning of the word no. Children will delight as little Harry answers the delicious question: What would you do if you could do anything?

This charming romp is perfectly captured in the lively, layered illustrations of Sarita Rich. Each read reveals clever new details, making this the perfect reread for parent and child. An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky. Not only does it strengthen bodies and calm minds, but with a little imagination, it can show us that anything is possible.

New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds and author and certified yoga instructor Susan Verde team up again in this book about creativity and the power of self-expression. I Am Yoga encourages children to explore the world of yoga and make room in their hearts for the world beyond it. A kid-friendly guide to 16 yoga poses is included. When a cat unexpectedly arrives at her house, a little girl takes him in and tries to find the perfect name. None of these is quite right. Catowning is harder than she imagined, and then the cat disappears! Good thing her next pet arrives so unexpectedly—and he's easy to name, even if he is a bit naughty.

But when Steve the Gorilla proves to be much too mischievous to be a pet, the missing, nameless cat just might turn out to be a hero! Will she ever get a star from Mrs. Rose is a distracted and creative soul. She does her best at school, but sometimes her mind wanders, and she answers the wrong question. Her reading voice is quiet, not strong and loud. But her artistic skills shine through in the gorgeous oversize card she creates. Could she possibly get a star after all? A cheerful and empowering picture book for the child whose talents lie in unconventional areas, and those still searching for their strengths.

Is everyone ready for the race? Three … Two … One … Go! The competitors quickly run to their vehicles. But who is the fastest one? The scooter, the fire engine or the tricycle? Or perhaps the racing bike or bus? And who actually won? In the spirit of Someday and Guess How Much I Love You comes a lyrical and endearing picture book about the people in our lives who are always there to look out for us. Who will keep the boy safe? This touching picture book is a reassuring tale about a journey and the people who are with us as we travel through life.

It is for anyone who has wondered, Who will keep me safe? PreS-Gr 2-Despite the child's ominous feelings about the concert, Zuppardi's pencil-drawn and brightly colored acrylic cartoon illustrations add an upbeat feeling to this simple story, which turns out well. VERDICT Zuppardi successfully describes a universal fear and provides a simple mind-set that even a preschooler can use to help overcome that fear.

Zappardi successfully describes a universal fear and provides a simple mind-set that even a preschooler can use to help overcome that fear. Ideal antidote for anxious kids facing their own Worries. Performing in a first musical concert can be a nerve-wracking experience, as Zuppardi has artfully visualized The acrylic-and-pencil illustrations truly transmit the amorphous nature of worrying, using convincing facial and body language, followed by huge happy smiles portraying a joyful resolution.

Zuppardi's scribbly pencils and expressive bursts of paint readily capture the big, intense emotions Jack is feeling. A touching and reassuring story about the jitters associated with first experiences — and the satisfaction that comes with conquering your fears. But on the morning of the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. And his Worry starts to grow. Small hand-drawn arrows in the page corners and instructions along the edges direct readers to the next page, and the next, or advise them of the best way to view the other side of the family. Children may even spot family features within this diverse group: Brief text follows a pattern and adds humor.

It uses two stories in one to explore a small boy's family tree: Four previous generations are introduced for each, from his great-great-grandparents to his parents. The grand finale in the center of the book reveals the boy's entire extended family, shown in one drawing with all the members from both sides identified by their relationship to him. Of particular interest is the cultural diversity of the boy's family, which includes European and Asian ancestors, and readers can visually interpret the family members' physical characteristics as they get passed on through the generations.

And, since most of the story is told in the art, this is a wonderful tool for enhancing children's visual literacy as they spend time making connections and looking for clues. This book makes a great springboard for lessons on describing and sharing family histories and naming family relationships. Applicable in-class activities could include having children build their own family trees or imagine and draw portraits of their ancestors featuring period and cultural details.

This title also lends itself to discussions on multiculturalism in families and in the larger community. PreS-Gr 2-This long and slim French import is an absolute gem. Told mostly through illustration, it is a humorous seek-and-find book that will have kids opening the cleverly oriented horizontal-format pages again and again. The humor and detailed, expressive characters paired with the shape and feel of this book will delight a broad range of readers. In this charming book, each page asks the reader a question about the lineup of characters featured on the spread.

Sharp eyes and keen observation are necessary. There's only one right answer, and it's not always easy! Kids will love learning early concepts like expressions and positions as a natural consequence of their hunt for clues in the details of the lineup. It's a book for all audiences: Love surrounds you, beauty, too. Notice how God blesses you! Clap your hands, shout and sing: Thank you, Lord, for everything. The Plans I Have for You combines playful rhyming text written by bestselling children's book author Amy Parker with whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Vanessa Brantley-Newton to create a book that inspires readers of all ages to dream about their future.

God has great plans for each and every one of us, and this book encourages children to think about the talents that make them special and will help them imagine how God may use our unique traits to make the world a better place. View detailed images 1. Add to cart Add to wish list. Ask a question about this product. It is also a great opportunity to learn the days of the week. When Abby plays dress-up each day of the week, she's always just what her mama needs.

After all, a detective will definitely find that missing sock, and a pirate can help Mama swab the decks. But Mama makes no bones about the fact that what she loves most is Abby herself. Household chores are wondrously transformed into magical activities in this imaginative Mother's Day book that showcases the days of the week and celebrates self-esteem. Special offers Sitemap Products Map. This site requires JavaScript to function properly. Please enable JavaScript in your web browser. Contact us Meet Our Team! The it is January, the first month of the year. All alone in the snow stands 1 yellow house.

In front, 1 child builds a snowman. Behind the house is 1 tree and 1 black cow. Now, five months later, it is June. There are 6 buildings in the field, 6 children playing, and 6 adults working. One adult tends 6 ducks. Another drives a trains with 6 cars. From 1 to 12, through the months of the year, the town grows. More houses and trees and animals and people can be seen until December arrives with all it's magic.

On the first page all we see is a barren winter landscape--a hazy, blue sky above a hazy, white hill. Nothing to count here. But wait, this is zero! On the next page the scene brightens: Turn the page again and the snow has started to melt--we find two buildings, two trucks, two trees, two children, two dogs, and two adults. Suddenly there is almost more than we can count on each page! The objects in the beautiful watercolor pictures correspond with each consecutive number, and in addition so to speak , the number of items on the page increases exponentially. Mitsumasa Anno, author and illustrator of the award-winning Anno's Journey, has crafted a lovely medium to help kids learn to count.

His love for numbers is reflected in the symmetry of every page, as well as his respect for the mathematical relationships that occur all around us. What kind of a counting book is this? The graceful, intelligent, engaging kind. Ages 4 to 8 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Review "An excellent introduction to number systems and a beautiful wordless picture book as well. A counting book that's numero uno. Following up on the New York Times best-seller How to Catch a Leprechaun, this book presents a wonderfully creative opportunity for children and parents to have fun and celebrate together.

How to catch the Tooth Fairy? You can try to catch her, but she is just too fast! Me and My Dragon 11 Item No. Beautifully written and illustrated, this title will fly off the shelves. Me and My Dragon is a hit. Features whimsical illustrations and simple text, ideal for young readers. Urban Animals 09 Item No. Discover donkeys on grilles, boars guarding stoops, and elephants supporting flagpoles.

The fantastic architectural animals and playful illustrations in this rhyming book will introduce children to the fanciful world of our built environment.

Isabel Hill draws on over 30 years of experience working in urban planning and historic preservation to offer a new perspective in cityscapes. Young children will enjoy the game of identifying animals, while older children and adults will pause over the quirky architectural details. This book includes a glossary of terms with simple, clear definitions that will empower children with new words and phrases about architecture.

A Birthday for Bear 09 Item No. He doesn't like parties or balloons, card or candles. In fact, Bear does not like anything to do with birthdays at all. He would much rather spend his birthday alone cleaning his house. Bur Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, has other ideas. Written in the I Can Read level two standards, with age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts, young readers read about a young Jewish woman who is chosen to be a queen by a powerful king. Three Stories 06 Item No. Alien Alby 09 Item No. These books will help your child develop conficence and independence - keys to success.

How to Catch an Elf 16 Item No. The books charm is in the joyous, deliciously appealing pen-and-ink and watercolor spreads detailing the domestic life of each group and in the repetitive narrative structure of the story, which has very few words. The last place she wants to be is in the library, but her older brother has to complete a report on dinosaurs and she is in his care.

Done in watercolor, ink, and pencil and featuring floppy-eared canine characters, the expressive illustrations perfectly capture the humor of the text. Bedtime Prayers 07 Item No. Ready-to-Read Level one readers fun and easy-to-read books that children love. How Do You Read to a Rabbit? He would be too tall to see the pictures. From bats to boas, and camels to kangaroos, the 13 comical characters in this delightful picture book demonstrate that it's not so easy to read to animals!

Young children will laugh out loud at the zany antics of all the creatures - and the child who tries to read to them. Apple Pie 4th of July 02 Item No. They just don't get it. No one will buy egg rolls. No one will come for noodles. No one - no one - wants sweet-and-sour pork.

Americans do not eat Chinese food on the Fourth of July. A is for America 11 Item No. Share the fun and help find Easter eggs hidden throughout this book! I Fooled You An arrogant prince tries to bluff his way out of playing his toll to the bridge troll. And two clever chimps outwit their scientist caretakers on a trip to the moon.

Here's what happens when ten leading children's book authors each set out to tell a tale that features the phrase, "I fooled you" Prepare to get fooled in works by: A Kitten Tale 08 Item No. The first three kittens are wary - - snow is cold, it's wet, it covers everything. This unknown thing called snow is a little bit As the seasons pass and winter begins to loom, the three skittish kittens worry.

But the fourth kitten takes a different view. The fourth Kitten is getting exited. Snow will cover everything?! Deceptively simple and quietly profound. A Log's Life 97 Item No. Lighting strikes; the tree crashes to the ground. Now it's a giant log. The informative, lyrical text is complemented by stunning, three-dimensional paper sculptures that showcase the forest ecosystem, inspiring readers to take a close look a the trees - and logs- in their own backyards.

Big or small, humble or grand, there is always something to notice, enjoy, and appreciate about our shared home. I Told You So! Ella tries to warn Nursey about all the odd characters that are filling up Tom's pram. But Nursey won't believe her… until she can see for herself. Learning to Fly 05 Item No. Of course they can't. A wayward penguin is found by the side of the road and convinces his rescuer he crashed while flying. The unusual pair tries all sorts of methods to return the penguin to the sky all remarkably unsuccessful until the day when the penguin finally rediscovers the secret of flight — within himself.

This charming, simple, and understated parable is ideal for children starting school, graduates, job-seekers, newlyweds, and anyone else who's learning to fly in unfamiliar skies. Sketched in pencil with only minimal color added, the illustrations are warm and often laugh-out-loud funny. Share it with children and show them that they should follow their dreams and believe in themselves. It is the most wonderfully illustrated, and wondrously deadpan story book about the impossible coming true I've ever seen.

It speaks softly but carries a big impact, because it is about doing the impossible by believing in yourself, and yet the powerful message is imparted in a subtle and highly entertaining way that will enchant kids of all ages…not to mention adults. This is a fantastic, hope-filled book for both children and adults. It gives the reader important messages such as 'believe in yourself, and you can do anything,' and 'listen to yourself, you know what you can do,' in a humorous and entertaining way. A talented illustrator and writer to watch out for.

A rare title that will delight kids, entice adults, and make anyone who fancies penguins a deeply satisfied soul. Snowbear's Christmas Countdown 04 Item No.

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For starters, Snowbear must put up decorations, buy gifts for his friends, make hot chocolate and cookies, and - let's not forget - play in the snow and ride his sleigh! So count along with Snowbear as the days pass and the excitement builds to Christmas Day. They are about sharing special moments, expressing feelings, encouraging imagination, and enjoying the wonders of reading. Coo Hen is secretly in love this Breakaway, a handsome carrier pigeon! But if Coo is to win the affections of Breakaway, she will need a very special plan, indeed!

We live in deserts, underground, on water, and in trees. We make homes from plants, mud, metal, and even snow. Let's take a look at some of these homes, from A to Z. Once there was an inside mouse and an outside mouse. One day they both went on a trip. They traveled up, down, across, around, through, between, behind, over, and under, until they finally met in the middle.

Are they old friend? Are they new friends? Did they just meet today? Or do they visit every day? That was the question asked by a very serious student when the author was teaching second grade. The deeper questions was, "What would happen if everything in the world went bang? Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read! This boo is full of charm, humor and cuteness. With it's wonderful African flair, absolutely gorgeous pictures and message to encourage reading, 'Excuse Me' is a perfect pleasure for children. I like this story because it teaches a lesson about how important it is to read, even if you are surrounded by wild animals.

Excuse me, I'm trying to Read! Johnny Appleseed 10 Item No. This a story about Johnny Appleseed! Stinky Stern Forever 05 Item No.

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The Students are working on an art project, and Matthew "Stinky" Stern is up to his usual trouble making ricks. But when school lets out and the kids begin to head home, something unexpected - and horrible - happens that will change Mrs. He's up against the talents of Mules Davis's cool duo and Ella Finchgerald's singing group. Together, the foursome makes beautiful music as they rock the barnyard. And while they may not win first prize, Acoustic Rooster realizes he has the world's best jazz band and that's all that matters. Colorful artwork from artist Tim Bowers Memoirs of a Goldfish ensures this story doesn't miss a beat.

A glossary of musical terms and instruments rounds out this perfect introduction to jazz for young readers. Kwame Alexander is a poet, publisher, and an award-winning producer of literary programs. He has written for television, the stage, and authored 13 books. Kenya's Word 06 Item No. Big- as in huge mistake with eight furry legs. The kids scream and the teacher shakes her head. How can Kenya prove herself after such a disaster?

Subway Ride 09 Item No. Larabee 04 Item No. Bowman, as he delivers the mail. Larabee helps to bring Little Benny a birthday card and the Mendoza family an envelope from their son in the army. Gleam and Glow 01 Item No. The war is coming closer. Viktor, little Marina, and Mama must pack what they can carry and flee their home. As they trudge beside the other refugees, Viktor worries about what lies ahead and what he's left behind- his room, his books, the fish Marina love so much.

Even worse, his papa is off fighting with the Liberation Army and doesn't even know they've left home. Will their family ever be together again? Last Day Blues 06 Item No. Hartwells students are worried about how sad shell be and how much shell miss them when school lets out for the summer. They look for the perfect gift to help her remember them and decide to make a poster with a poem and drawings featuring all of the things that theyll miss about school, especially their teacher.

Bursting with color, the cartoon illustrations look at the experience from both sides with hilarious results. The characters faces are highly expressive and run the gamut of emotions throughout the book. As the children wrack their brains for the perfect present, a group of teachers can be seen in the distance planning their vacations with great excitement. A story with both child and teacher appeal. Akira to Zoltan 06 Item No. The profiles are clearly, even eloquently written, and include just the right amount of detail and information. But when a little bear arrives on her doorstep, fun and chaos follow, and - OH NO!

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On the way the camel agrees to carry many others' gifts, even when it seems that his burden will be too great. Then a small child pleads with Hoshmakaka to carry his gift a piece of straw. Will this final gift bring the mighty camel to his knees? That lovely old lady has returned just in time for St. Now she's swallowing items to make the perfect rainbow for a pot of gold to be hidden behind.

Library Lion 06 Item No. But when a lion comes in one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. It turns out, though, that the lion seems very well suited for the library. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. And he never roars in the library - at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion helps in the only way he know how. Could there ever be a good reason to break the rules? Michelle Knudsen and Kevin Hawkes offer an affectionate ode not just to rules and when to follow them, but also to that wonderful place - the library.

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A Child magazine Best Book of the Year. A Junior Library Guild Selection. And he is the star…sort of. Singles and Picture Books: They are large, clear, and simple; the colors are bright, although flat. Young children will take delight in their ability to spot the wandering walrus; older kids might see this book as a humorous Where's Waldo spoof. Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty.


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The graphically appealing scenes are easy to read, allowing even the youngest viewers an opportunity to interpret the action. The satisfyingly circular ending gives Where' Walrus? The trim illustrations are digitally created, with the smooth regularity and crisp clarity common to that medium, but there's a generous helping of Little Golden Book retro style that gives a period flavor to the escapade. The palette, carefully limited in each spread, sports muted shades of aqua and navy in addition to its predominant gray, but the creamy white of the matte pages ensures that the spreads stay bright and sunny.

The shapes balance sturdy rectangles with the rounder shapes of people and Walrus, with Walrus' odd-critter-out status visually emphasized by the droll Fisher-Price sameness of the humans among whom he's attempting to secrete himself. The read-it-yourself wordlessness, visual humor, and sheer absurdity of a walrus' urban adventures will surely appeal to youngsters with a taste for the incongruously silly. When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun! Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera performers?

Hiding in plain sight, they elude the clueless zookeeper until a fly ball at a baseball game leads Walrus and Penguin to a chance encounter with surprising results! With rhythm, rhymes, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.

Big Brave Brian 07 Item No. His house is filled with hideous beasts: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story. An exciting, new version of one the world's oldest stories. And the baby is pretty cure, too. He decides his favorite toy, Charlie Horse, wants to start school too, so they set off together.

Before they've even got to school, Charlie Horse has made Little Rabbit eat his whole packed lunch and then proceeds to create mischief all day - galloping when he should be listening and jumping in the cake mix. Little Rabbit gets very upset when Charlie Horse leads him away from his new friends on a nature walk and they find themselves all alone in the wood But Little Rabbit's teacher and friends find them and Little Rabbit goes home happy, looking forward to his next day at school - having decided Charlie Horse isn't ready to start school and can stay at home!

Tigress 04 Item No. The tigress must keep her young safe while she hunts. And she must also teach them all that she knows about how to stalk, how to pounce - how to be a tiger The combination of fierce predator and gentle parent meks for thrilling science. A lovely, solid package. Big Test, The 11 Item No. Sarah Jane Hartwell's students worked hard all year, learned a lot, and enjoyed themselves in the process. Who wouldn't with a great teacher like Mrs. But now the Big Test is looming, and the students are nervous. The students - and Mrs.

Hartwell - have one last, important lesson to learn Lola Reads to Leo 12 Item No. Lola Loves Stories 10 Item No. Mind Your Manners, B. Wolf 07 Item No. Very young children will delight in seeing this all-star cast of storybook characters-the tree pigs, Little Red Tiding Hood, the Gingerbread Boy, and others-interacting with B. Wolf in an entirely new, funny, and helpful story about knowing when to say "please," "thank you," and "excuse me.

Clever usage of familiar storybook characters. A no didactic way to encourage the use of "please" an "thank you" in the youngest. Bright, modern, funny computer-generated art by the acknowledged master of that medium. A perfect picture book offering. Together 09 Item No. And what keeps my shirt together? Whether it's buttons, shoelaces, zippers, or snaps, young readers will delight in this colorful book that explores what keeps what together in everyday life. From getting dressed at the start of the day to leaving school at the end, there is plenty of opportunity throughout the story for young children to see the connections that keep things from blowing away, coming undone, or falling apart.

Acclaimed children's writer Hazel Hutchins has created another rhythmic and imaginative tale, richly realized by Alice Priestley's vibrant illustrations. Billy Bully 09 Item No. Count down as Bill Bully loses his friends, one by one. How will he win them back? Looking for a Moose 06 Item No.

They've never seen one, but they know what to look for. Their investigations take them through the woods, into the swamp, behind the bushes, and up a rocky hillside before finally reaching their goal. In the end, they find not one moose, but more than they ever imagined.

Root's minimalist story bears a strong resemblance to We're Going on a Bear Hunt, but without the breathless backtracking that makes reading that tale so much fun. Rosa sat so Martin could march. Martin marched so Barack could run. Barack ran so Our children can soar. This is the seed of a unique and inspirational picture book text, that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It symbolically takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, showing how select pioneers' achievements led up to this landmark moment, when we have elected our first black President.

Each historical figure is rendered by a different award-winning African-American children's book illustrator, representing the singular and vibrant contribution that each figure made. Lending historical substance, the back matter includes brief biographies of: A cohesive and affecting collective portrait. With sparse text and eloquent illustrations, Cook pays homage to African-Americans who paved the way for the civil rights movement which helped pave the way for the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

The illustrations are by 13 amazing artists who capture the struggle for equality. Don't miss this one. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages. Truck Stuck 08 Item No. Horns honk and drivers scowl. It's one sticky traffic jam! Can two kids save the day with nothing but balloons, a dog, and a bright idea? Brooms are for Flying! But when the children take off their masks, they get a big surprise: Under her mask, the little witch really is a witch - and she shows the others that brooms really are for flying.

Magic Rabbit, The 07 Item No. The work together all day, performing their act in front of admiring crowds. One day, while the two friends are out performing, they become seperated. Suddenly Bunny is lost and all alone. How will he and Ray ever find each other in the hustle and bustle fo the big city? The tender story from a talented author-illustrator will have you believing in the magic of friendship. After all, there are a lot of things that bite out in the big world beyond his tree trunk such as beavers, bunnies, and, of course, Godzilla.

Always thinking, Scaredy decides that the perfect friend as in perfectly safe, clean, and quiet would be the goldfish he spots across the park. He carefully outlines everything he will need to do to introduce himself to it, including handing over the Scaredy Risk Test to insure that his new friend is truly not a biter. What the squirrel doesn't plan for is the muddy, rowdy dog he encounters en route.

However, he learns that friends come in all sorts of packages and that making an effort can really have rewards. Twenty-six Princesses 08 Item No. His highness may be a frog, but that's not going to stop these princesses from attending his ball. Starting with Princess Alice who's first to the palace and right through the alphabet to Princess Zaire, these twenty-six princesses are bursting with personality. By the time they all get there, the Prince might be wondering what he's gotten himself into! Full of wit and humor, this is a fun way to practice the alphabet, and a party kids won't want to miss.

Carnival of the Animals 04 Item No. A Woman for President 08 Item No. She we a she! Only a man could be elected president…right? In , when the reasons against her running for president seemed insurmountable, Margaret Chase Smith declared it was those very obstacles that made her decide to run, making her the first woman to fun for president on a major-party ticket. W is for World 04 Item No. Hear-warming photography from Oxfam and simple text by award-winning author Kathryn Cave make it an alphabet book with a difference: Cha Cha Chimps 06 Item No. The rhymes roll easily off the tongue, making the text fun to read aloud.

However, there is no indication—either verbal or visual—of where each chimp goes as the book counts down from 10 to 1, but they all reappear at the end when Mama Chimp arrives to take them home. Once they are tucked in bed, she calls a babysitter so that she can put on her own dancing shoes. Done in watercolor and pencil, the illustrations are bright and lively, and each chimp is clothed in a unique and colorful outfit.

Meet the Obamas 09 Item No. What kind of food do they eat? Who works at the White House? What are their favorite activities? Is there really a bowling alley and movie theater in the White House? Find out the answers to these questions and more in Meet the Obamas: In a reassuring manner, Robie H. Together, Harris and Bang delicately navigate not only the momentary angry feelings and outbursts of young children, but also the most profound bonds between a parent and a child.

Metal Man 08 Item No. But today's different…today Devon's got a creative spark and is all fired up to make a sculpture of his own. Dirt on Dirt, The 08 Item No. Earthworms can be more than 20 feet long. The ground is made of 7 giant plates that are in constant motion. African lungfish can hibernate in baked mud for 4 years. Miss Alaineus 00 Item No. Page's vocabulary words in the homework assignment, and the resulting embarrassment in front of her fifth-grade class leaves her "devastated: Mole's in Love 09 Item No.

When Morris goes to the farm, he thinks love is going to be right in front of his nose. But Morris can't see very well, and what he finds at the end of his nose isn't quite the love he was expecting. A Funny and endearing tale of what happens when you look for love - and love finds you!

McGee's Coconut 09 Item No. McGee's coconut is on the loose! McGee tries to open her coconut, it rolls out other door and bounds into town. Now the coconut is creating chaos wherever it goes! McGee find a way to stop it? McGee's zany hunt for her runaway coconut in this rollicking read-aloud that's full of surprises! Emma's Question 09 Item No.

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Emma wonders…Who will be the guest reader in her kindergaten class? Who will watch her after school each day? Who will help her make up funny stories over bagels on Wednesdays? But there's another question that scritches and scratch at th eback of Emma's throat. Emma is bursting to ask, but she's afraid of what the answer might be Mummy Math 05 Item No. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh's pyramid, they stumble upon an even bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley, and the goemtric hieroglyphics on the walls to help them, the twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber - and the way out.

Luckily, Matt and Bibi know their stuff when it comes to geometic solids, and so will the readers of this adventure in math! A Salute to children from President Obama's victory speech is an inspirational photographic children's picture book featuring excerpts from President Barack Obama's historical victory speech given on November 5, , in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Extinct Files, The 06 Item No. Faith 09 Item No. Discover the common threads that bring people together in reverence and joy. Just at Bunting's writing captures the action and the children's emotions in a convincing way, Bloom's gouache, colored pencil, and crayon artwork illustrates the contemporary classroom setting and the children's body language to perfection.

An upbeat choice for reading aloud before author visits, though Amanda Drake will be a tough act to follow. Bloom uses bright colors to create a realistic and inviting setting, paying great attention to details including the teacher's desk and science projects displayed throughout the room. Just as Amanda Drake inspires the children to use their imaginations and write stories, this delightful book will encourage readers to explore their own creativity.

Above every large picture there are clear illustrations of each word, with the Chinese word and a guide to its pronunciation underneath. This encourages direct association of the Chinese word with the object, making it easy to remember. The large pictures provide plenty of opportunities for spotting the object and repeating the word. Fur and Feathers 10 Item No. Trying to help, she sews each of them a new "coat.

Who needs fur, and what color? Who needs feathers, and why? Who needs scales, and should they be moist or dry? Includes "For Creative Minds" educational section. Oil Spill Disaster 10 Item No. The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, causing one of the worst environmental catastrophes in American history.

Everyday for months on end, more than a million gallons of oil leaked into the water. As the company BP frantically tried to stop the spill, scientists and emergency response crews searched for ways to repair the damage. Experts predict that the Gulf of Mexico's environment, wildlife, and industries will take decades to recover.

This book includes special interviews with scientists who worked in the field during the Gulf crisis and scholars who specialize in oil spills. Meet and animal rescue professional, and energy specialist, an oil rig authority, and other experts who explain the science behind this catastrophe and the consequences for our environment. One Dog Canoe 03 Item No. Then a beaver decides to join them, even when the girl protests that "It's a one-dog canoe. But they all manage to fit in the one-dog canoe- until a frog comes along One Frog Sang 07 Item No.

Two tiny frogs sing preep, preep, three young frogs sing ribbit, ribbit, all the way up to ten frogs who till peep, peep as a frog chorus fills the air with grunts and croaks, chirps and ribbits - until Shirley Parenteau offers a joyfully cacophonous counting-up and counting-down story, vibrantly illustrated by Cynthis Jabar. Sometimes kids bully each others at school. They might hit them, boss them, call them names…and just generally make them feel lousy.

You know that feeling? It's like a cold, mean-hearted machine is taking over. That's the Bully Machine. And you can help unplug it. A Global Album 10 Item No. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's touching forword highlights the connections we all feel across generations. Goodnight Sweet Pig 07 Item No. Our Texas 10 Item No. Discover the lone Star State's unique history while visiting the sites of the Texas Revolution. Then watch the future take flight while touring the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Grandpa's Soup 97 Item No. Grandpa put it in his bowl and ate it. Then tipping his head to one side he siad, "My wife's soup tasted much beter than this. Poodle and Hound 09 Item No. Hound prefers to read the newspaper and grow vegetables. Though they are very different, Poodle and hound are best friends.

Printer, The 03 Item No. He couldn't speak to shout a warning. And even if he could, no one would hear him over the loud roar of the presses. But he could speak with his hands. The simplicity of the story gives the text its drama, and its message of caring for one's fellow humans is powerful. Grumbly Bunnies 03 Item No. Three adorable bunnies stumble and bumble through the day. Then it's back home to their huggy mommy who has time for snuggles and stories before her snoozy bunnies fall asleep.

Halibut Jackson 03 Item No. Halibut Jackson doesn't like to be noticed. So Halibut Jackson makes sure that he always blends into the background. But one momentous day, Halibut Jackson makes a mistake and everyone notices him. And soon his world becomes a more interesting, colorful, happy place to be In this gorgeously illustrated story, critically acclaimed author-illustrator David Lucas had created a charming and endearing character who is sure to appeal to children and adults alike.

Quest to Digest, The 06 Item No. While there is no index, it is fairly easy to find information on each stage of digestion, from eating, saliva production, and movement through the esophagus, stomach, and intestines to the happy ending. Abundant, humorous cartoons and clever text handle explanations of belching, passing gas, and diarrhea. Humans watch the news and know of impending arrival..

We board up windows and gather supplies. We might huddle in our homes or go inland. Then we wait for the storm to arrive. But what do wild animals do? If so, how do they prepare? This book explains how nine animals sense, react, and prepare for a hurricane. Based on research or observations, the brief portraits are explained in simple, poetic language for children of all ages. Homework Machine, The 06 Item No. They are bound together by one very big secret: Because the machine, code-named Belch, is doing their homework for them, they start spending a lot of time together, attracting a lot of attention.

An attention is exactly what you don't want when you are keeping a secret. Before long, things start to get out of control, and Belch becomes much more powerful than they ever imagined. Now the kids are in a race against their own creation, and the loser could end up in jail Tomorrow, his class is going on a field trip to a professional basketball arena to meet the one and only Jason Carter, Marcus's hero. Marcus usually ignores everything except for basketball, but this time he studies for hours to win the math contest-for the prize of being the official Jason Carter greeter!

But when Jason tells Marcus some things he didn't expect to hear about professional basketball, Marcus is confused. He thought that all he'd ever need in life was basketball. Thanks to Jason, Marcus is about to learn the meaning of a real slam dunk. Hope is knowing that things change - and that we can help things to change for the better. A Gift 09 Item No.

The package has arrived just in time for Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in the Chinese culture. Wonderful for lower elementary grades. Quietly told, it is probably best for a child and a caregiver to read while sitting close together. Children will find much to notice and discuss in the illustrations, both in the pictures of Amy's home This is an uncomplicated introduction to the holiday and a lovely addition to most collections.

The stunning illustrations are done in watercolor and express the beauty and simplicity with a sense of grace. Chen's text is spare, but, combined with his luscious watercolors, evokes a vivid portrait of rural Chinese culture. This is an uncomplicated introduction to the holiday and a lovely addition to most collections.. In searing, personal poems, Jane Kurtz explores what it's like to struggle through a flood and pull your life together afterward. Inspired by Kurtz's own flood experience, this tale is realistic and unforgettable.

Not just a moving story of one girl's courage, River Friendly, River Wild is a tribute to everyone who's ever faced great loss. Portrayals of the family and the neighborhood emphasize closeness and working together, underlining the message of community and cooperation. Duck for Turkey Day 17 Item No. There's just one problem: Nobody has duck for Thanksgiving - what will her teacher and the other kids think? Just What Mama Needs 3. When Abby plays dress-up each day of the week, she's always just what her mama needs.

After all, a detective will definitely find that missing sock, and a pirate can help Mama swab the decks. But Mama makes no bones about the fact that what she loves most is Abby herself. Household chores are wondrously transformed into magical activities i When Abby plays dress-up each day of the week, she's always just what her mama needs.

Household chores are wondrously transformed into magical activities in this imaginative Mother's Day book that showcases the days of the week and celebrates self-esteem. Hardcover , 32 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Just What Mama Needs , please sign up. Lists with This Book. May 19, Suzanne Kunz Williams rated it liked it Shelves: A fun book about a little girl who likes to pretend to be different occupations, and a mom who rolls well with that.

What ways of living or occupations would you like to try out if you could? Jul 17, Jaime Johnson rated it really liked it. Just What Mama Needs is a picture book with simple words that could be used for children that are just beginning to read. The main characters are Abby and her mother. Abby dresses as something different each day of the week while in her house. And each day, her mom always loves exactly what she is. One day she's a genie so Abby grants her mom 3 wishes. The next day she's a cowgirl so she helps her mom rowdy up all the animals.

Regardless of what she dresses up as, she's still able to help her mo Just What Mama Needs is a picture book with simple words that could be used for children that are just beginning to read. Regardless of what she dresses up as, she's still able to help her mom. On the last day, she dresses up just as herself and that's what her mother loves best of all.

The main ideas of this book are identity and family. I recommend this book because of the main ideas. I personally enjoyed the book. I thought it had a cute story line. A mother will accept you for whoever you are.

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Nov 02, jacky rated it liked it Recommends it for: I'll be honest that I only caught about half of this one on Between the Lions, but I'm sure that I'll see the beginning another day. I wanted to review this one anyway because I liked the idea of this book. The show was using this book partly to talk about the days of the week, but it was also talking about playing pretend. This book shows how we can pretend to be someone else by playing dress up.

I really liked how the daughter doesn't just play pretend on a whim, but she takes on different job I'll be honest that I only caught about half of this one on Between the Lions, but I'm sure that I'll see the beginning another day. I really liked how the daughter doesn't just play pretend on a whim, but she takes on different jobs that will help her mother out. From what I saw, I particularly liked the grocery store when she was a queen in a royal robe. Lastly, I really liked that at the end she is dressed as herself. Mar 25, Shauna rated it really liked it.

I bought this to cover the illustrations with pictures of Coco and make it her special personalized book, but Sallie insists that I read it times each day. It's short AND cute! So it might have to be Sallie's special book. The child in the story dresses up like a pirate, and is just what mama needs to help her "swab the deck.


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  6. Just what I need. Apr 27, Jessica Davis rated it really liked it Shelves: It's a dog named Abby that everyday she dresses up as something different. No matter what she is Mama finds something she needs her to do that pertains to what she is dressed up to be. I gave this book 4 stars because the illustrations have nice color, there are animals and different characters that she dresses up as. I think it will let kids feel they can be anything they want to be and Mama will always need them.

    I would read this to the children in my class because it shows them that they can be anyone they choose to be and will always be loved by their Mama. Oct 14, Joanie rated it liked it Shelves: Teaching the days of the week can be boring and confusing for some students. In this book Abby plays pretend and each day she's a different character It's also a way for students to begone sequencing the events in a story.

    Oct 04, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another fabulous, sweet picture book for younger kids. I love how the mother in this story embraces her little girl's huge imagination and celebrates her creativity. I truly felt as I was reading this book that I needed to do that more with my own children. Take their ideas and dress-ups and games and find a way to make them a bigger part of what we do Apr 24, The Library Lady rated it liked it.

    I absolutely adore the story in this bookAbby wears different costumes and Mama uses them to make a game of helping her with things around the house. Not only are the characters dogs instead of humans, but they are silly looking with exaggeratedly large heads!