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Alphabet Wall Cards

Learn the ABCs with style!

DwellStudio lends its inimitable design sensibility to these oversize A-to-Z wall cards. Toddlers and preschool-age children will love the charming images drawn from DwellStudio’s best-selling children’s lines, and parents will appreciate the clean lines and modern design aesthetic. These stylish cards will look equally at home on the playroom floor and the living room coffee table.


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Playtime Party Picnic

DwellStudio adds a stunning and sturdy picnic playset to its best-selling line of products.

Have a picnic anytime or anywhere with this playful activity set. Kids can pretend they're picnicking at the park, at the beach, or while camping in the mountains. Beautifully packaged in a carry case for take-along adventures and hours of creative, imaginative fun!


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Color & Count Placemats

DwellStudio's exquisite designs are featured in full color on the front of each placemat, so kids can count and learn. On the reverse side, black-and-white illustrations invite them to color.


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Hanukkah Puzzles

Award-winning children's book illustrator Karla Gudeon has created a perfect gift for the Jewish holiday featuring artwork from Hanukkah Haiku, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Children of all ages will delight in solving each side of this two-sided puzzle. Beautifully packaged in a Star-of-David-shaped box, this is a must-have Hanukkah gift for family and friends.


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Alphabeasties: Flash Cards

The award-winning design team of the innovative book Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types has created 26 eye-catching alphabet flash cards. Each card features an animal ingeniously built from the first letter of its name. Different typefaces comprise each of the beasties, making for a wondrous and witty way to look at—and learn—the ABCs. These cards fit easily into a backpack and provide easy entertainment for kids. The attractive stamped-fabric case and tray also make this an attractive object for a coffee table or office.


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Mealtime Rhymes Placemats

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


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Coupons for Kids

Who can resist a gift of love? The chance to stay up late, a special dessert, a sleepover — there isn't a boy or girl who wouldn't want to receive a coupon for one of these special treats. Grown-ups will make forty memorable gifts available to the children in their lives when they easily remove the coupons from the book and address them to the recipients in the write-in space on the back of each coupon. Rebecca Doughty's warm and clever drawings highlight each gift of love.


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Flip-a-Face Cards: Look, Baby!

These twenty cards feature pictures of baby animals that will stimulate and entertain a baby's developing senses. Each image appears on two different cards: in black and white—the first kind of pattern that a baby can see—and in full color. These cards are the perfect tools for playing learning games with babies. Instructions included.


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Matching Puzzle Cards: Numbers

Here's the concept: two matching puzzle cards will each show, say, one object to make a match. For the next two matching puzzle cards, one will show one object and the corresponding card will show two objects (similar backgrounds and such will also help the child connect these cards). The next two matching puzzle cards will each have two objects. The pattern continues up to ten. This way the child not only grasps how many the number is, but also what numbers come before and after that number.


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Matching Puzzle Cards: Animals

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


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Matching Puzzle Cards: Colors

In the color card set, kids are invited not only to identify colors, but to make connections as they pair related objects in each featured color. Match a white chicken with a white egg, a red pail with a red shovel, an orange umbrella with orange rain boots. This set includes not only the colors typically seen in color concept books, but more unusual hues like turquoise, lavender, and maroon.

Get the App!

Puzzle Card IconOur friends at CJ Educations have teamed up with us to create an award-winning iOS app. Parent's Choice bestowed a Recommended Award and say the following:

"Using the bright, engaging art of seasoned children's book illustrator Luana Rinaldo, CJ Educations provides a color learning app for preschoolers. Users can choose to play puzzles, do an activity, or sing along with an upbeat tune as they learn to identify and pair related objects in each of 12 featured colors.

"Colors are featured in 12 two-piece puzzles which the child drags into a frame of matching color. With a successful choice, the puzzle piece clicks into place in lively animation with both spoken and text identification: YELLOW moon and YELLOW sun. An easy tap on a puzzle piece creates an enlargement of the piece, object or text and narrated reiteration of the color and object featured. There is just the right amount of interactive capability with simple, compelling illustration." [read more HERE]

For more on the app or to purchase, visit iTunes HERE.


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Goodnight Underwear

Once upon a time there was a Bear who found a forest clearing where... there were seven mats to serve as beds, for seven friends to rest their heads. An outdoor sleepover with treats and songs! Such a beautiful night! What could possibly go wrong? It's all good, goofy fun for the ever-popular Bear-in-Underwear gang in this un-classic homage to the ultimate classic goodnight book. And when Bear says goodnight to everything and everyone, guess what he saves his last goodnight for? His beloved tighty-whities, of course! This perfect giggling-before-bedtime book will have kids falling asleep with smiles on their faces - and dreaming silly dreams!

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Balloon Toons: My Friend, Fred (The Plant)

Here's an offbeat story about a catboy who's best friend is a sunflower named Fred. When Fred and his buddy pass by a skeptical skateboarding cat-kid, he asks sneering questions about Fred and the duo's friendship. After a near miss with wilting heat and a fun, rain-soaked flower dance, the former skeptic decides that his new friends aren't so weird after all . . . at least no weirder than he is! This charming addition to the Balloon Toons series offers a canny portrait of how kids project personalities and feelings onto toys and other objects, and conveys the satisfaction felt when making an unexpected friend.


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Balloon Toons: The Radically Awesome Adventures of the Animal Princess

An awesome series takes root! Animal Princess first appeared in The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight and was described as "a girl with strange powers and a subversive sense of humor" (Kirkus). Now she has her own trio of fulsomely funny adventures (with a cameo by Brave Boy Knight) set in a magical funkadelic kingdom ruled by Queen Mom and King Dad. Though they sometimes force her to wear awful, frilly dresses, Animal Princess prefers magical pajamas, quests, and battling three-headed wizards. Pink? Not her thing! It's radically awesome, big, funny fun!


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Mmm... Let's Eat!

Here's a book that helps younger kids make a connection between great food and the colors they see in their everyday lives. Red trucks and toys at playtime? How about strawberries and squirty cherry tomatoes for a snack? An orange sunset leads into sweet potatoes for dinner and a tangy mango for dessert. With gatefolds that provide a guessing-game mode, it's a fun gateway to better eating. Offering a non-didactic way to open a conversation about good nutrition with a young child - with art that looks good enough to eat! -the book also includes a note by a leading nutritionist about helping kids choose and enjoy great, fresh foods. Mm-mm, good reading and good eating!


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Flip-a-word: Pig Wig

Can you dig a pig in a wig? How'd that pet get so wet? Will Pop stop or will he hop? Flip a page and watch a bun and a a kid on a run turn into a sun and a kid having fun! With bright art done in the Japanese anime style, each of these early reading books features a different word family. When kids flip the die-cut pages, they get a new word and image within that word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and help them connect words with similar long or short vowel sounds. This familiarity helps kids read a word they don't necessarily know.


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Learn-A-Language Flash Cards: Animals

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


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Flip-a-word: Wet Pet

Can you dig a pig in a wig? How'd that pet get so wet? Will Pop stop or will he hop? Flip a page and watch a bun and a a kid on a run turn into a sun and a kid having fun! With bright art done in the Japanese anime style, each of these interactive early reading books features a different word family. When kids flip the die cut pages, they get a new word and image within that word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and help them connect words with similar long or short vowel sounds. This familiarity helps kids read a word they don't necessarily know.


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Flip-a-word: Stop Pop

Can you dig a pig in a wig? How'd that pet get so wet? Will Pop stop or will he hop? Flip a page and watch a bun and a a kid on a run turn into a sun and a kid having fun! With bright art done in the Japanese anime style, each of these interactive early reading books features a different word family. When kids flip the die cut pages, they get a new word and image within that word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and help them connect words with similar long or short vowel sounds. This familiarity helps kids read a word they don't necessarily know.


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Flip-a-word: Ice Mice

Can you dig a pig in a wig? How'd that pet get so wet? Will Pop stop or will he hop? Flip a page and watch a bun and a a kid on a run turn into a sun and a kid having fun! With bright art done in the Japanese anime style, each of these early reading books features a different word family. When kids flip the die-cut pages, they get a new word and image within that word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and help them connect words with similar long or short vowel sounds. This familiarity helps kids read a word they don't necessarily know.


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Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List - A Jump Into Chapters Book

Will his to-do list be too hard to do?

Mr. Ball loves to make to-do lists! But he NEVER finishes them. Will the easiest to-do list ever help him break his unfortunate history of didn’t-do failures? Angry bees, a funky skunk, and a bathtub full of tomato sauce provide challenging obstacles as Mr. Ball tries to finally check EVERYTHING off his list! Featuring a kid-perfect brand of silliness, real-kid concerns and feelings are reflected in a story that offers a simple text, endearing characters, and the right amount of action.

Character-based and comics-style, Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List is Mr. Townsend’s debut adventure
in the new JUMP-INTO CHAPTERS! series created to inspire independent reading and offer plenty of nutty fun. The well-rounded Mr. Ball bounces in to entertain and strengthen the skills of emerging readers. Look for Mr. Ball Is Sad, a hilarious new Ball-escapade rolling onto shelves in Fall 2014.


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Okay, Andy! - A Jump Into Chapters Book

Behold and welcome to Andy and preston’s very first adventure!

Andy is Preston’s best friend. Preston is sure of this. Is Preston Andy’s best friend? Hmm...that is much harder to tell. Is Andy okay? Preston always thinks Andy is super-okay! Does Andy think Preston is okay? Maybe... but he will NEVER admit it!

One thing for sure, they spend a lot of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. And that’s just in the first book! Okay, Andy is this series’ debut title in Blue Apple’s JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS! series. For kids who want to tackle a “big kid” book, but aren’t quite ready for text-heavy reading, JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS! offers a perfect bridge—and a pair of buddies they’ll want to follow. Sharply funny and engaging, Andy and Preston offer emerging independent readers a lot of story, told in an easy-to-read style, and without too many words.

What’s next? In Fall 2014, the pals star in Andy, Also—in which Preston sort of pays homage to Andy.


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Scribbles and Ink: Out of the Box - A Jump Into Chapters Book

Drawn together again for more artistic shenanigans— and cheese!

The artistic duo returns in a tale about a box. Just a box? Well, it’s brown and square and looks just like a box. That is, until Scribbles and Ink get ahold of it. Then it’s....
• a rocket ship
• a monster-head
• a skyscraper
• a pair of pants!
The problem is, there’s just one box—and Scribbles and Ink both want it! Which of the battling buddies will out-box the other? Or will their friendship rip apart like so much corrugated cardboard?
Inspiring both artistic creativity and independent reading, Out of the Box is the second Scribbles and Ink book in the JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS! series. The longer story with a simple text, vivid characters, and lots of action is ideal for kids who are ready for more than a picture book.


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The Banana Bunch and The Birthday Party

No capes or superpowers, nothing supernatural - just all the everyday-wonderful, so called ordinary stuff of growing up. This is what kids will find in the adventures of six kids and one dog, who are the Banana Bunch.

First up, the bunch is arguing over changes to their clubhouse. But they all agree on one thing: throwing a Birthday Party for Scruffy, their favorite poochy-pal, is a great idea! All the familiar fun and foibles of party planning are given a Banana Bunch spin as they get together presents, treats, and a baseball game.

Next, there are picnics, games of SPUD and hide-and-go-seek, and a race to catch up with the ice cream truck! But when the bunch fattening up - presto! - it's time for The Magic Show. they gather props, practice card and coin tricks, and perfect their mind-reading skills. But can they really make Scruffy vanish into thin air?

Common Core Correlation

  • Characters' response to challenges
  • Differences in characters' POV
  • Characters' actions contributing to sequence of events
  • Chapter breaks describing story progression

(Grades 2-3 Literature)


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You Can't Take Your Body to a Car Mechanic

Feeling icky? Put away that wrench!

Can a hammer fix a cold? 

Can a screwdriver drive away an itchy spot?

What's the difference between a virus and an allergy or a pimple and a wart?

Dr. Fred Ehrlich explains all about ills, chills, what makes us snivel and feel sore; and how doctors, treatments, and processes inside us can handle our bodies' ick-ness and sickness.

But, you CAN'T find any of these fixer-uppers... in a toolbox!


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Belches, Burps and Farts - Oh My!

He's beheld the butt and offered on the scoop on poop. Now Artie Bennett takes young readers on a discovery of those little (and not so little) puffs that exit from our mouths and duffs-the burp, the belch, and the fart!

With Bennett's signature combination of real science and zany rhyme, kids will learn the how, why, and where of gas-tastic eruptions made by people and animals, such as:

  • why we can't burp while on our backs
  • which animals can't "cut the cheese"
  • how fish communicate via burp bubbles
  • why soda and burps go together
  • who farts more - boys or girls

Capped off with a spread on "Fart-tastic Facts & Burp-tacular Bits," this amazing, amusing mix of humor and nonfiction is an ideal draw for reluctant readers, classroom units on body science - and kids who just think burps and farts are funny!

Given visual gas-pression via Pranas T. Naujokaitis's exuberant cartoon-style illustrations, look for this to be a hit with both kids and educators.

For as Mr. Bennett puts it:

Cows and pigs, crude or classy,

Kids, grown-ups, we're all...

GASSY!


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Monster, Be Good!

This charming concept book puts the child-reader "in charge" of an assortment of unruly little monsters (stand-ins for their real-life counterparts) who are wild, noisy, hungry, scary, selfish, and grump. Sound familiar? The emphasis is on helping the monsters figure out how to change behaviors so that they can become happier, more more well-behaved kids. . . er, make that monsters. Promoting self-recognition of certain behaviors and the responses they elicit, it's an ideal book for young kids to share with a grown-up, who was probably once a little monster, too. And when a formerly grumpy-and-crabby monster turns into a good monster and asks nicely for a goodnight kiss, give one. Smoooch! And enjoy the rest of the evening!


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You Can't Build a House If You're a Hippo

From nests, burrows, huts, and holes, to igloos, houseboats, castles, and cottages, the who, what, where, and why of housing are explored in this newest addition to the acclaimed You Can't... series.

Information with just the right level of complexity pairs with amusing illustrations and sprightly rhymes for a uniquely kid-appealing approach to nonfiction.

Paper wasps build with paper.

Potter wasps use clay.

But whenever you see a wasp's nest.

You'd best run far away!

Each section includes activities and kick-starting questions that expand a child's understanding of the subject matter.

Textbooks won't kids laugh, but by making each topic personal fun, kids will want to read the You Can't... books because they are all about THEM!

Common Core Correlation

(Grades 2-4 Informational Text)

  • Connection between a series of scientific ideas
  • Knowledge & use of various text features
  • Meaning of academic words & phrases
  • Explanation of what happened & why

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The Banana Bunch and the Magic Show

No capes or superpowers, nothing supernatural - just all the everyday-wonderful, so called ordinary stuff of growing up. This is what kids will find in the adventures of six kids and one dog, who are the Banana Bunch.

First up, the bunch is arguing over changes to their clubhouse. But they all agree on one thing: throwing a Birthday Party for Scruffy, their favorite poochy-pal, is a great idea! All the familiar fun and foibles of party planning are given a Banana Bunch spin as they get together presents, treats, and a baseball game.

Next, there are picnics, games of SPUD and hide-and-go-seek, and a race to catch up with the ice cream truck! But when the bunch fattening up - presto! - it's time for The Magic Show. they gather props, practice card and coin tricks, and perfect their mind-reading skills. But can they really make Scruffy vanish into thin air?

Common Core Correlation

(Grades 2-3 Literature)

  • Characters' response to challenges
  • Differences in characters' POV
  • Characters' actions contributing to sequence of events
  • Chapter breaks describing story progression


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Where is the Rocket?

A little orange rocket with one little passenger inside takes off across the pages of this fulsomely unique book, exploring spatial relationships, opposites, and words related to distance, placement, and comparison.

See the rocket soar up to the left and down to the right. "What's on your left? What's on your right?" asks the text. Watch the rocket fly over the head and under the snout of a grinning alligator and across a spinning planet in the middle of the book.

"Where to next?" Turn the page, turn the page!

A voyage of imagination, as well as a clever expression of language arts, Where Is the Rocket? invites readers along for a soaring ride.

The celebrated creative team of author Harriet Ziefert and artist Barroux has been lauded for their "hand in glove," "complementary" duet of prose and pictures in such books as My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius, Bunny's Lessons, and It's Time to Say Goodnight.


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What Ship is Not a Ship?

Clever word groupings list three alike things and one that it is different. For example, there are living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms--but a mushroom is not a room! Picture clues will help kids figure out which "of these things is not like the other" and will begin to grasp the more fine-tuned nuances of word parts, roots, and meanings.


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Bugs By The Numbers Counting Cards

Awesome insects decorate these eye-catching number wall cards. One side features an insect built from a number that reflects its numerical feat (e.g., 50 comprises the dragonfly because it catches and eats about 50 mosquitos each day). When the cards are flipped over, the numbers 1-25 are displayed for more counting games and simple arithmetic skills. It's an engaging and entertaining way to look at and learn about bugs and their many numbers.