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Mouse House Tales

What makes a mouse house a home?


With a problem to solve, an unexpected friendship, and a little mystery to unravel, Mouse House Tales offers twice the story of a picture book and all the warmth and
charm of a modern classic. The book’s two stories can be read all at once, or one at a time, making it a perfect fit for those who want a longer, “big kid” book but aren’t yet ready for text-heavy chapter books.
Whether read aloud or by an independent reader, kids will relate to the emotions and friendships that help Mouse turn her “sweet little house” into a warm and
inviting home filled with fun, friends—and cheese!


My Dog Thinks

My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius

Not every dog can paint a masterpiece!

Louie loves watching his young master paint, and when the boy puts his finishing touches on a particularly good self-portrait, Louie barks enthusiastically. One day, when the boy is at school, Louie tries his own paw at painting a still life. Is this purely an accident, or is Louie a “genius,” just like his master? Children will delight in Barroux’s whimsical illustrations of Louie dipping his nose and paws into colorful paint.

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My First Activity Books: Draw + Learn - Animals

Creative, imaginative, and engaging play for first-time artists.

An ideal activity book--with bold and bright art from Tanya Roitman--for children who have just learned to hold a crayon or pencil. First scribbles and drawings are important, precursory steps to reading and writing! Kids can complete and color all kinds of animals. 


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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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Bear in Pink Underwear

The star of Bear in Underwear is back in another zany adventure, this time on the soccer field. Bear's lucky white boxers turn PINK in a laundry mishap, his teammates are embarrassed, and members of the other team tease him. Will Bear still wear his lucky underwear? Kids will love Goldman's bold illustrations, comic sensibility, and the return of their favorite bear!


What New Zoo

What’s New at the Zoo?

The zoo is overloaded! The population has exploded! And the animals want out—NOW!

What’s New at the Zoo? (from the hit Broadway show Do Re Mi) perfectly captures  the grumblings and rumblings of all the animals, and kids will delight in the hilarious lift-the-flap surprises of acclaimed illustrator Travis Foster’s spot-on comic creations. Includes an introduction by Tony-Award-winning actress, Phyllis Newman, who was married to Green until his death in 2002.


Turkey Diary

Diary of a Pet Turkey

Based on a true story, this is a delightful tale of a suburban family and their pet turkey. Joanne Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family’s daily life. Young readers will love the story of a turkey being cared for, rather than eaten at a holiday dinner. A perfect Thanksgiving gift that is sure to appeal throughout the year.


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Simms Taback’s Farm Animals

Turn the page for your first clue: “I have curly hair.” Open the flap and you’ll see another clue: “I say ‘Baa.’” Open one more and you’ll see the answer to the riddle: “I’m a lamb.” This is a fun, interactive book featuring five barnyard favorites (rooster, goat, cow, sheep, and donkey) in Taback’s signature bold and bright style.


Picnic

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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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids' imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious!


Wiggle

Wiggle Like an Octopus

Caldecott Medal winner Simms Taback's vibrant illustrations and Harriet Ziefert's rhythmic text will have young readers waddling, wiggling, swaying, and swooping with delight. The animals in Wiggle Like an Octopus are ready for a dip in the sea. This sturdy board book with lenticular artwork on the cover will get kids on their feet and keep them moving.


Swing

Swing Like a Monkey

Caldecott Medal winner Simms Taback's vibrant illustrations and Harriet Ziefert's rhythmic text will have young readers prancing and dancing with delight. Swing Like a Monkey features animals on a jaunty walk to the zoo. This sturdy board book with lenticular artwork on the cover will get kids on their feet and keep them moving.


Grandma

Grandma's Wedding Album

Who wouldn't want to hear about how two people met, fell in love, and married—especially if they're your beloved grandparents? A beautiful wedding album is shared between a grandmother and her curious grandchildren who see the enduring memories of their grandparents' wedding day. Karla Gudeon's exquisite illustrations capture Harriet Ziefert's timeless story about love, marriage, family, friends, and tradition.


Howthings

How Things Work in the Yard

Award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst takes a closer look at the great outdoors as she celebrates young children's inquisitiveness about the world around them. Ernst describes the inner workings of acorns, bubbles, puddles, ants, wagons, clouds, and birds in detailed, yet easy-to-understand language. Her meticulous and cleverly labeled drawings inventively illustrate the functioning of everyday objects.


Bunny

Bunny's Lessons

Bunny, Charlie's favorite toy, learns about life from the boy who takes him everywhere. When Charlie plays the tuba, Bunny learns about LOUD; when they play doctor, Bunny learns about OUCH; when they eat dinner, Bunny learns about MESSY.

Harriet Ziefert and Barroux charmingly tell the tale of the relationship between an inseparable and irresistible pair who learn about the delights (along with the bumps and bruises) of friendship and love.


Chickens

Counting Chickens

Don't count your chickens ... but do count your eggs, fish, and elephants! Distinctive Flensted Mobiles are featured in this innovative counting book. Young readers can count from one to ten and back again, by twos or threes, and can even find solutions to simple word problems. Arithmetic has never been so much fun or so colorful! Embossed images make for a multisensory, tactile experience.


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Christmas Delicious

Celebrate Christmas with Raisin and Rice, two Manhattan mice who are lucky to live in the storeroom at Zanzibar's Deli, which is filled to the rafters with delectable treats. What better way to enjoy Christmas than with a delicious feast? But the mice forget the most important part of their party: their friends! Includes an easy, child-friendly recipe for Rice and Raisin Treats.


Let'sdraw

Let's Draw and Doodle Together

Inside this clever and innovative activity book, each spread becomes a shared creative adventure. Draw airplanes or cars, birds or shapes, even each other! Great for long car or plane rides, rainy afternoons, or sharing with grandparents. An expandable inner pocket is included for treasured drawings. A perfect keepsake!


Smudge

Stop Bugging Me: That's What Friends Are For (A Smudge Book)

Smudge the dog is busy. He has a secret errand to run, and it isn't anybody's business. But not one of his friends--not Piggie, nor Fuzzie, nor Scribbles, nor Foggie--listens to his pleas. This charming and disarming story, about a curmudgeon who is loved--in spite of himself--by his faithful flock of friends, will win over readers of all ages.


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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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Bear in Love

Just one look was all it took for Bear to fall in love with Bunny. But how should Bear show this love? With candy? Or song and dance?

With delightful illustrations by award-winning artist Sophie Fatus, warm and witty words perfectly express how love casts its spell on man and beast!


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Extraordinary Pets

A dog, a cat, a bird, a fish...
great pets to have. But if you had your wish...
why not choose one out of the ordinary?
Why not a pet who's EXTRAordinary?

Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with a book about an amazing array of animals. Cats are cuddly, but elephants? Exceptional! A Chihuahua is cute, but tarantulas? Terrific! Flaps cleverly transform everyday animals into exotic, one-of-a-kind, perfect pets.


Butterfly

Butterfly Birthday

Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books—Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon—that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs—dressed in their finest attire—greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal equinox. Mark Jones' beautiful and bewitching pastel illustrations bring this magical world to life.


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Emily and Alex: Naughty and Nice

Emily and Alex are twins. They have the same birthday. They have the same last name. But they can be as different as night and day.

Meet Emily and Alex, fraternal twins who love being different. Emily is clean, Alex is dirty; Emily likes dots, Alex likes stripes; Emily is noisy, Alex is quiet. Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with two charming and witty books of opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.


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Emily and Alex: Plain and Fancy

Emily and Alex are twins. They have the same birthday. They have the same last name. But they can be as different as night and day.

Meet Emily and Alex, fraternal twins who love being different. Emily is clean, Alex is dirty; Emily likes dots, Alex likes stripes; Emily is noisy, Alex is quiet. Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with two charming and witty books of opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.


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Bear in Underwear

Best-selling pop artist Todd Goldman makes his Blue Apple Books debut with this zany story about a bear, a backpack filled with underwear, and a group of furry friends who cheer him on. Readers of all ages will love Goldman's bold, comic illustrations, and the printed fabric "tighty-whities" on the book's cover will have young readers squealing with delight.


Stella

Stella is a Star: With CD

Bernadette Peters and Liz Murphy, the terrific team behind the New York Times best-selling Broadway Barks are back with a story about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog no one seems to like.

Bernadette Peters' lovable Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires and, most important, that it's okay just to be herself. The book includes a CD with an original song written and performed by Bernadette Peters.


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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.


Greenie

Are You Eating Something Green?

Meet Greenie, a new mealtime mascot for young diners everywhere. With 36 full-color placemats, Greenie helps little eaters choose from a rainbow of different fruits and vegetables. It's a fun way for kids to learn colors and what foods are delicious and nutritious. On the back of each placemat, the food is drawn in black line for coloring.


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Are You Eating Something Red?

Meet Greenie, a new mealtime mascot for young readers and eaters! A juicy red apple? A sweet yellow banana? A crisp green pepper? How about some orange carrots? Greenie helps kids choose from a rainbow of different fruits and vegetables, each healthy and nutritious. This sturdy board book is easy for kids and parents to take along for healthy mealtime fun.


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Long Tail Kitty

Lark Pien's clever, precise, unique comics are favorites with graphic-novel fans, and Long Tail Kitty marks her debut in the children's-book world. Meet Long Tail Kitty and his friends and neighbors: a bee who's friends with the flowers (at least the nice ones); Good Tall Mouse, who likes ice skating; and a family of aliens who drop in for one night of fun. The warmth and visual wit of these stories are sure to win over young readers, who will want to return again and again to Long Tail Kitty's house, by the hill, by the meadow, by the lake, by the river, by the town, by the bridge on the street where he lives.


Shapes

Shapes That Roll

Some shapes roll . . . some don't. Some shapes stack . . . others won't. Some shapes lie down . . .while others stand tall. Circles, squares, and triangles, even ovals and diamonds, are endlessly and intriguingly entertaining in Steve Wilson's world. Karen Nagel's rhythmic text is brought to life by Wilson's troupe of uniquely-shaped characters.


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Poppy's Pants

Penelope's poppy always wears khaki pants. When he finds a hole in one pair, he asks Penelope to patch it up. Penelope likes to sew . . . but this is a big job. Penelope struggles, but with a little help from her mama, she gets the job done.

Doll-maker Melissa Conroy makes her picture-book debut with a friendly and off-beat cast of doll characters, featured in artwork layered with photographs and illustrations. This charming story is followed by a postscript from Melissa's father, the writer Pat Conroy, which gives a personal, behind-the-scenes description of the book's characters and author.


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One Red Apple

Follow the life cycle of an apple: from fruit growing on the tree to market, to picnic, to seed, to sapling and tree, and finally to a new apple. This simple, joyful book with radiant illustrations introduces readers to the amazing and delectable way the earth provides food.


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Please Don't Eat Me

Were you thinking of having fish for dinner? The fish in this story may talk you out of it! After all, fish are pretty bony . . . and have you seen what they eat? Flaps lift up to reveal funny surprises, and Roger De Muth's bright and zany illustrations present a quirky look at the food chain.


Mermaids

Mermaid Dance

As the sun sets on the ocean, the sky turns pink, then purple, the spring becomes the summer, and a celebration begins. Mermaids arrive, ready to greet the new season by playing, feasting, and dancing in the high tide.

Mark Jones' pastel illustrations capture an enchanting and mysterious world sure to delight the imagination of all readers.


Snow

Snow Party

If the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out for a special party. The festivities include food, dancing, singing, and some surprises! With breathtaking pastel illustrations and an understated, enchanting story, this is the perfect book for a snowy day . . . or to read while wishing for snow to fall.


Safari

Simms Taback's Safari Animals

Here's a book that's also a guessing game! Turn the page for your first clue: "I have a huge mane." Open the flap and you'll see another: "I can roar." Open one more, and you'll see the answer to the riddle: "It's a lion!" In this colorful book of safari animals, the award-winning art of Simms Taback becomes a fun, interactive guessing game.


City Animals

Simms Taback's City Animals

This follow-up to Simms Taback's Safari Animals presents six city animals in a guessing-game format: a pigeon, a police horse, a squirrel, a dog, a cat, a swan--all poster-size illustrations in Taback's one-of-a-kind style.


Alphabeasties

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types

From an alligator made of A's to a zebra made of Z's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss's best-selling book is the recipient of many awards, including a Parents' Choice Silver Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Books Award, and New York Book Show Merit Award. Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types offers kids a wondrous and witty way to look at--and learn--the ABC's.


Broadway

Broadway Barks

In a park in New York City lives a lonely little dog. He remembers when he used to get taken for walks, fed dinner every night, and told he was a good dog. Now, he's all alone and must fend for himself. But everything changes one day when he sees a lady reading in the park and decides to follow her—all the way to a place where he might become a star!

With a story by actress Bernadette Peters and mixed-media collage illustrations by Liz Murphy, Broadway Barks is a warm and appealing story of loss, reunion, and nurturing, complete with a happy ending.

This beautiful package includes a jacket with foil touches as well as an exclusive CD featuring a reading of the story and an original song written and sung by Bernadette Peters.

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Our Broadway Barks app tells the original tale, with some added fun & games! Parent's Choice gave it an Approved award and said of it:

"Broadway Barks is a storybook app that animal lovers young and old will adore. The app is based on the book by Bernadette Peters about a dog who, after losing his home, is left living in Central Park with no one to care for him. The graphics are well done and the narration (spoken and sung by Peters) is great. Children can watch and listen to the story in autoplay mode, or they can click 'read to me' and make it more interactive. In the read to me version, children control the pace of the story. The app guides them to click on certain things for interactive animations, and there is also a cute game called “Showtime” in which they get to dress the dog up and help him perform in the dog show. The game is simple, but fun. Other features include a longer version of the song that the dog's new owner sings to him, which children can listen to as they watch pictures of the dog and his new friend. The endearing story will encourage young readers to return to it and follow the words on the screen as they are read by Peters or a parent.

Broadway Barks is a touching story that will encourage children to think about stray and shelter animals. It gives families a great opportunity to speak with kids about the importance of helping these animals, and teaches them about a real life charity that finds homes for them. It is an inexpensive, fun, touching and cute app that will make a fantastic addition to your digital library."

Get the app HERE!


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And to Name But Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue

Olives, trees, pickles, peas . . . What do they have in common? All of them are green! In her debut picture book, Laurie Rosenwald explores the world of color through humorous poetry and dynamic collages. Pink flamingos aspire to be ballerinas, yellow taxis screech to a halt at red stop signs, and black cats relax with the morning crossword puzzle. More than just an introduction to basic colors, this book shows how colors interact and enrich our everyday lives. Clever rhyming text and bold, graphic illustrations are sure to make this book a favorite read-aloud.


Go T Osleep

Go Back to Sleep

After carefully tucking all his toys into their beds, Harry falls asleep. All of a sudden...BAAA! SQUEAK! MEOW! All of his toys are wide awake and ready to play. What is Harry to do? The secret life of toys excites every child's imagination. Go Back to Sleep is the luminous and utterly charming Blue Apple debut of illustrator Pascale Constantin. This fanciful bedtime story of a child becoming parent to his toys is sure to be a favorite.


Max

Mighty Max!

All Max wants to do is fly . . . and climb . . . and be a hero. But when he tries to do something heroic, his mom and dad prefer him to sit still and be quiet. When will Max get his chance to shine? Mighty Max captures that phase when many little boys want to be big and strong like superheroes. Elliot Kreloff's crayon illustrations give a winning personality to Max and his imaginary world.


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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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A Dictionary of Dance

Dance is not just an art, it's a whole different language! In A Dictionary of Dance, readers will learn about arabesques, break dancing, choreographers, and the zones of the body — everything that comes together to make a dance, whether it's ballet or the polka. Liz Murphy's dynamic and expressive artwork is sure to inspire readers of all ages to get up and dance!


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Posey Plans a Party

Posey doesn't just love pink (and purple) and painting; she loves to throw a party! Will Posey serve pink or purple treats? Will the decorations be pink or purple? What will Posey wear, and whom will she invite? Hard decisions . . . but whatever Posey decides, there are sure to be plenty of P words—pizza, pasta, and piano performances—and the end result will be perfect!


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Posey Prefers Pink

Meet Posey. She wears pink clothes, has a pink room, rides a pink bike, and prefers pink desserts. Everything in her pink world is just the way she likes it . . . but what if another color catches her eye? With adorable anime-like illustrations from Yukiko Kido, this book is sure to strike a chord with opinionated little girls and their parents.


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Posey Paints a Princess

Posey is back and learning how to paint! In this charming story, the heroine of Posey Prefers Pink gets a lesson in painting from her mom. While mopping up spills and mixing colors, Posey learns how to turn a mistake into a work of art!


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Dogshark Readers: Red Set

Children love stories. That simple truth underlies this bold and fun reader program. Carefully designed to maximize childrens ability to decode words, each of the eight storybooks matches simple sentences to zany illustrations that reassure emerging readers that theyve successfully understood the text.
Based on the best of contemporary educational theory, combining a whole-language respect for the integrity of stories while building on proven principles of phonics-based literacy, DogShark Readers will have kids tearing into books.


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Dogshark Readers: Blue Set

Building on the foundation of the Dogshark Red Set, these seven new readers are a step more difficult, but they're based on the same Dogshark foundation: Children love good stories! Designed to encourage a child's ability to decode words, each book carefully matches text and illustration to maximize understanding.
Based on the best of contemporary educational theory, Dogshark Readers combine a whole-language respect for the integrity of stories with proven principles of phonics-based literacy. Illustrated by an award-winning film animator, Dogshark Readers will have kids tearing into books.


We're Opposites

You and Me: We're Opposites

In this lighthearted opposites book, the toucan wants to let the anteater know which one of them is up and which is down. The flamingo thinks that she's nice . . . and that the gorilla is grouchy. And the giraffe is peering over the fence to let the penguins know he's tall and they're short.

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Be sure to check out the award-winning app of the book, developed by CJ Educations.

Parent's Choice says of the app:

"CJ Education's adaptation of Harriet Ziefert's text and Ethan Long's illustration is a cheerful playful lesson about opposites. Colorful zoo animals display fourteen pairs of opposites (clean/dirty, big small, fast/slow) as preschoolers swipe and tap their way from screen to screen. Opposite pairings are fun, and have personality traits that word lovers of all ages will appreciate.

Options offered are auto play and read to me. Bonuses include a song and a game that tasks children to match the opposite pairs."

Available HERE from Apple.


Lucy

Lucy Rescued

When Lucy is adopted from the local animal shelter, her new family thinks that they have chosen a perfect pet. And she is, right up to the minute she starts to howl, and howl, and howl some more. Treats, tricks, a soft red bed, lullabies, and even doggy therapy cannot stop her "Wah-ooo-ooo-roo!" It is the little girl who figures out that Lucy needs a comfy friend (her own stuffed animal) and Lucy who figures out that she needs as many as she can get her paws on. And then, all is well.


Milo'ball

Where is Milo's Ball?

When Milo the cat loses his favorite ball of yarn, Mouse offers to help him find it. But Mouse does not seem to understand that a ball is round like a circle—or maybe he is just not letting on? On the right side of the page, a pull-tab shows a fellow mouse busily pulling one end of the ball's yarn into his mouse hole, and gradually wrapping it up into a ball/circle. But in between then, Mouse proudly proclaims his discovery of a series of non-circle shaped items that he wraps with the other end of the yarn—a triangular slice of pizza, a square piece of cheese, a rectangular candy bar, an oval egg, etc. Just as Milo fears that his ball/circle is forever lost, the sneaky mouse rolls it out for him to discover.


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Bear's Underwear Mystery: A Count-and-Find-It-Adventure

A mysterious message arrives for Bear, inviting him on a scavenger hunt for—what else?—underwear! Bear must find all 10 pairs in order to make his way to the Fun-to-Wear, a party about underwear. A rhyming text, cartoon-style illustrations, and side tabs add further fun for younger kids.


Bigbrave

Big Brave Daddy

According to Charlie, his dad can do anything! How brave is Charlie's dad? He can ski down a mountain. And Charlie is brave in his own, kid-sized way—he can sled down a hill! Both Charlie and his father are daring: Charlie's dad can climb a mountain, and Charlie can climb the slide.


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Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book

Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "Who am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the animal, and then a final fold-out shows the whole dino. The featured dinosaurs are: quetzalcoatlus, diplodocus, stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, ankylosaurus, triceratops.

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Boat Works: A Giant Fold-Out Book

With a ship-shape format perfect for exploring boats that float, sail, tug, house, and transport, this latest addition to the acclaimed Giant Fold-Out Book series offers an engaging, hands-on guessing game. Kids can read simple clues, unfold pages and—ta da!—who knew there was an entire ocean liner hidden under there? After kids gain a grasp of the characteristics and functions of six kinds of boats, a rock-the-harbor fold-out offers a rewarding finale.


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Countdown with Milo

Milo the cat and his friend Mouse are getting ready and counting down to their launch into space. Inside the rocket, Milo puts on his space helmet (10!), then mouse presses buttons and turns on the power (9!), Milo buckles his seat belt (8!), and on until 1!, when with a zoom and a roar they BLAST OFF! The following spread details their 10-part trip itinerary, which ends with a moon landing.


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Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit

Honey Bear is having a summertime birthday party at the beach. After her friends pick out the perfect birthday present—a blue swimsuit and beach-y accessories—they head to the shore for volleyball, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, birthday cake! Young readers will enjoy best-selling author/illustrator Todd Goldman's signature style and popular characters, this time in a summer setting. Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit is a perfect addition to Bear in Underwear, Bear in Pink Underwear, and Bear in Long Underwear.


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My First Activity Books: Draw + Learn: Places

Colorful pages include white space for kids to fill in what's missing, or just to add color to certain elements. 

In Places, houses, rooms, and animal habitats are featured. Some pages show places that are partially completed (such as a kid's bedroom) and left for the child to fill in, and in others, light direction is given to help the child make his or her own creation. The sequence of activities moves from home (inside and out) to neighborhood places, and then further afield—a house for a bird, a rabbit, a horse, a car, a fire engine, etc. Throughout, artistic license rules!


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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.


Draw&Lern People

My First Activity Books: Draw + Learn: People

Colorful pages include white space for kids to fill in what's missing, or just to add color to certain elements. 

In People, emerging artists will see a page that shows basic body parts, then pages where kids can fill in missing arms, legs, hands, trunks, feet, etc. They can also add these things to a robot and a monster to further extend their facility and fun.


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Quack Like A Duck!

What kid wouldn't like being encouraged to Swing Like a Monkey, Wiggle Like an Octopus, and now Quack Like a Duck? This lively little series encourages younger kids to recognize, say, and act out sounds and movements. Amid all the fun, little minds will be picking up pre-reading and language skills. MEOW like a cat! QUACK like a duck! Squawk like a chicken - CLUCK-CLUCK-CLUCK! There's a whole barnyard-ful of raucous critters to enjoy!


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Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will Be the Babies Be?

Ten spreads with gatefolds and a culminating dramatic fold-out lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of 10 eggs. Song-like, non-rhyming verse gives clues as to who might hatch. The answer to the repeated refrain, "Who will the babies be?", is found beneath a flap. Besides discovering the animal baby or babies, kids will also pick up a lot of nature terminology and interesting facts about animals, their birthing environments, and habitats.


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Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan

The Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Newman, wife of the late Adolph Green, contributes a personal introduction to the songs. With this and luminous illustrations, including a lavish gatefold of the "flying" scene, this is an extraordinary book to give, to cherish, to share.

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Listen to the music below as you read along!


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Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types

The award-winning creators of Alphabeasties and Bugs but the Numbers have gone prehistoric! Using letters in an artful assortment of type, the famed duo create a menagerie of dazzling dinosaurs and pack each page with captivating dino-facts. 

This sophisticated rendering of dinosaur-ologu will leap out from other dino-books to entrain, engage, and educate aspiring paleontologists.


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Blast Off With Doodle Tom

Take one little pencil for drawing... add one giant book of space-tacular doodle for kids... and blast off into an activity book that boldly goes where no pencil has gone before!

An innovative combination of art-meets-space-stuff will make this fact-and-fun-packed book stand out in the robust doodle book market. Size, ease of use, space-tastic content and a dash of creative goofiness make for a uniquely exciting draw-and discover experience.

Do nebulae look like glow-in-the-dark pizzas? What kind of aliens are sunbathing on Mercury? Come draw every comet and corner of a universe that's simply out of this world!


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Hello, My New Baby

As a new baby is showered with gifts and attention, a big brother or sister often feels left out. Here's the perfect gift to accompany the baby's presents. Inside its colorful pages are fun activities for creating an album of big sister, or brother, experiences. Creative, positive, and realistic, it also provides kids with ways to express their good an not-so-good feeling about their infant siblings. Two pages of stickers add to the decorating and drawing fun.

Give this perfectly-priced, stylish book to any new sister or brother, and they'll discover the many great things about being an older sibling!


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Dolls of the World Coloring Book

Dolls of the World offers stylish design and three things girls love: dolls in traditional outfits, coloring, and stickers–lots of them! Thirteen different countries and regions are represented by dolls on pages that are partly colored and partly blank, allowing for plenty of creative options. And if a girl wants to take some creative license with her masterpiece–why not? Who says a girl from Sweden can't be paired with a Mexican pinata? This chic and fun gift is a perfect fit for any girl.


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Kokeshi Dolls Coloring Book

Kokeshi dolls have much of the adorable appeal and charm of the ubiquitous Hello Kitty, but with much more extensive wardrobe. This exotic coloring book features black-outlined drawing of Kokeshi (traditional Japanese wooden dolls), each with its own distinctive costume, signature color, and personal haiku. Kids are invited to color in Kimonos, sashes, fans, and other accessories, accenting their masterpieces with any of 75 stickers. Each spread has one doll with a specific personality trait and favorite color. The yellow spread is Kukiko, whose signature trait, expressed by an accompanying haiku, is joy, and the blue spread introduces Oki, who embodies creativity.

It's a high-style book with an affordable price designed to provide hours of absorbing creativity and a dash of cultural flair.


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Red Cat Blue Cat

Every kid sometimes wants to be someone else. And so, it turns out, do some cats. Kids will relate to how hard it is for each cat to try to be like the other. They'll also love the true-to-life way that, after the fur stops flying, an unexpected change occurs, making both cats happy to be just exactly who they are.


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The Princess and the Pea

Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar?

The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?


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40 Uses for a Grandpa

The re-issue of this strong-selling gift book (a companion to 41 Uses for a Grandma) will get a smile of recognition from both grandfathers and grandkids. From dance partner to handyman, the fun and functions of grandfathers are inventively explored. Some of the uses are straightforward, like the arms-circled-out-in-front "ball hoop." Other entries, such as grandpas' "uses" as entertainment center, butler, and mediator, supply kids with a fresh perspective. At the end, it all adds up to grandpa being a wonderful friend.


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ABC Doctor

From Appointment, Bandages, and Check-ups through X-rays and feeling Yucky, this book helps kids know 26 letter-specific things about the equipment, personnel, and procedures they might encounter on a typical visit to the doctor. Murphy's accessible collage artwork complements Ziefert's informative text. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.


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ABC Dentist

From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.


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Count and Color: Fly

Animals under the sea and up in the air fly and swim on the pages of these not-your-average coloring books. Young artists will have a splash coloring in beautiful block prints of an amazing array of sea creatures and airborne animals - and will strengthen counting skills, learn a little about printmaking, and pick up a few fancy collective nouns, to boot - e.g., Is that a "tangle" of octopuses? A "parliament" of owls? How many dolphins are in a "pod"? Kids can count and color them all! These ideal quiet- or travel-time activity books provide absorbing, portable play for waiting rooms, plane rides, car trips, or restaurants (here's something fun to do while the grown-ups are finishing their coffee). There are high-flying, swim-tastic discoveries on every page!


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Count and Color: Swim

Animals under the sea and up in the air fly and swim on the pages of these not-your-average coloring books. Young artists will have a splash coloring in beautiful block prints of an amazing array of sea creatures and airborne animals - and will strengthen counting skills, learn a little about printmaking, and pick up a few fancy collective nouns, to boot - e.g., Is that a "tangle" of octopuses? A "parliament" of owls? How many dolphins are in a "pod"? Kids can count and color them all! These ideal quiet- or travel-time activity books provide absorbing, portable play for waiting rooms, plane rides, car trips, or restaurants (here's something fun to do while the grown-ups are finishing their coffee). There are high-flying, swim-tastic discoveries on every page!


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Faces Everywhere

No kid wants to pick up a book that promises to "develop important learning skills." Have no fear! Kids will be too busy coloring a face on an ice cream cone, or a face on a baseball mitt, to notice the fiber amid the fun. This First Activity Book combines the immediate pleasure of doodling and coloring with the development of anatomy recognition, perspective, scale, and artistic skills. First Activity Books are ideal for kids who've just learned to draw or write. They offer high-quality construction, large pages, good paper, plenty to keep kids occupied for hours - pack them up and go!


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Rhyming Words

Color a snake on a rake! Say "pants on an ant"! This First Activity Book combines the immediate pleasure of doodling and coloring with the development of rhyme recognition and handwriting skills. Coloring and drawing strengthen cognitive, emotional, and social development, and foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills.


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I Can Doodle: Rhymes

Can you doodle a poodle? A duck on a truck? or a fox in a box - with socks?! A clever combo of zany drawing lessons and rhyme reinforcement distinguishes this innovative activity book. Up-and-coming illustrator Travis Foster's simple, cartoon-style drawings serve as great models for budding artists. Kids will gain a real sense of accomplishment, whether they imitate drawings, or make their own doodles. While comical, accessible illustrations ensure fun, stress-free doodling, the pictures also help pre-readers pick up the rhymes. Can you doodle? You bet your boodle!


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Draw Patterns With Barroux

Barroux's crackling-with-creativity activity book offers a hands-on way to recognize, copy, and create patterns. Kids will be firing on all cylinders as they fill in simple patterns like colored dots, then progress to more complicated and silly-smart patterns such as stripes - on a fox! Is pattern recognition an important developmental skill that contributes to mathematical cognition and problem-solving? It is! But it is much more fun to absorb when drawing an argyle-patterned scarf on a spotted giraffe, or a tangle of swirly snakes! Barroux supplies just the right amount of instruction and creative freedom for beginning artists, and kids who just want to see how a triangle, a curl, and a circle can become - hey, a mouse!


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Backstage Cat

A runaway kitty named Simon introduces kids to what it takes to put on a show and have a moment in the spotlight. It's a kid-pleasing peek at a fascinating world the draws both startdom-seekers and those who prefer to remain behind the scenes. With illustrations by a bright new star on the Blue Apple list, kids will discover that there's just as much interesting stuff behind the footlights - and up in the catwalks - as on the stage!


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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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What is Part This, Part That?

What kind of song is part talk and part sing? Rap! And can you guess what's part buzz and - ouch! - part sting? Songlike rhyme inspires kids to think about the parts that make up the sum of various things, actions, and concepts. Tom Slaughter's pop-meets-elegant collage art and punch-bright pages invite kids to enter into this entertaining conversation about the parts, the sum, and the whole marvelous mix of things we see, have, and do. Ideal for inviting critical and creative thinking, and for group and one-on-one discussion, What is Part This, Part That? continues the Blue Apple tradition of books that are part eye-catching, part mind-captivating, and all for kids!


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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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I Can Doodle Dots

Travis Foster made a stellar children’s book debut with Blue Apple’s What’s New at the Zoo?, praised by Kirkus for “ingenious illustrations” that are “fresh and vintage at the same time.” He also created a previous drawing book, I Can Doodle Rhymes.
Mr. Foster lives with his wife and their four children in Nashville, TN.

There’s dots more at wwww.travisfoster.com.


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Scribbles and Ink, The contest

Will a prehistoric chicken win the prize?
They’re drawn back together again for more artistic shenanigans! This time, Scribbles the cat and his
buddy, Ink, decide to enter a “Draw a Dinosaur” contest.
The prize? Two tickets to Mudsplash Mountain—“The Muddiest Place on Earth!” But as in art and life, nothing goes as planned. Will a chick-a-saurus, a big egg, and a bigger surprise dash their dreams?
The Contest offers four short chapters that keep this 72-page story within reach of emerging independent readers—kids who want to move beyond picture books but are not ready for text-heavy chapter books.
For kids with an artistic inclination, the book portrays the pleasures and pitfalls of creative collaboration.
For all kids, there are plenty of surprises, silliness, and the discovery that one-plus-one is twice as fun!


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It's Time to Say Goodnight

Kids will say: “It’s time . . . to read this again!”
But he doesn’t stop there! There are taxis and vans, garbage and cans, and so many things to greet that when he’s finally done—guess what time it is?
This zingy story sings along like a song, allowing groups or even pre-readers to know when to chime in to say both
“Good morning!” and “Good night!” By the time little heads are resting on pillows, they’ll be in just the right frame of mind for…good dreams!
What makes this bedtime book fresh and different?
It’s mostly about saying “Good morning!” Harriet Ziefert pays homage to the charming
Comden & Green song “I Said Good Morning” by creating an original story in which a boy greets the day with:
Good Morning to the birdies and the bees.
Good Morning to the grass,
Good Morning to the trees,
This springtime-fresh new title comes from the creative team of Harriet Ziefert and Barroux, highly acclaimed for their “hand-in-glove” amalgamation of art and story (Publishers Weekly) in these previous collaborations: My Dog Thinks I’m a Genius, Lucy Rescued, and Bunny's Lessons.


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SAMi Flip+Find: Count

In Count, kids are given rhymed clues, peek-through pages, and eight gatefolds for hands-on discovery and counting.
Flip a gatefold and find 1 cat chasing after 4 mice, 3 floating balloons, or 5 red hats on 5 busy firefighters. Moving page by-page consecutively from 1 to 10, Flip+Find: Count offers toddlers a more complex and interesting presentation of counting.


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SAMi Flip+Find: Colors Shapes

Colors And Shapes presents a mix of concepts that has inspired reviewers to laud the entire SAMi line for the “extra layer of learning” that the books provide.
See the green triangle glimpsed through a die-cut shape:


Flip + Find
Green triangles that grow—
Ever green
In the cold white snow.


With a little rhyme, a lot of clever die cuts, and gatefolds to turn, eight shapes and eight colors are explored and revealed.
With a modern, eye-catching look that elevates what books for babies can be, the SAMi style is also deliberately crafted to offer colors and compositions that will capture the focus of kids at specific stages of development.


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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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Think About: Does a Beaver Sleep in a Bed?

This book explores the places where animals sleep and how they differ from the many types of human beds.


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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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Think About: Does a Bear Wear Boots?

How people protect themselves from the elements, as well as the functions of human clothing, are explored in this Think About title.


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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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You Can't Ride A Bicycle To The Moon!

In You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon, kids will explore the science of the moon, the space race, the craft of spacecraft, living in space, tourists in space, and a lot more!

Information with just the right level of complexity pairs with engaging rhymes to make for a uniquely kid-appealing approach to nonfiction.

What should I eat in space today?

Something that won't float away!

Food that sticks onto a spoon

Is best when dining on the moon.

Learn all about the pioneering dog-stronauts and how technology created for space affects our life on earth. Each section tops off with activities and kick-starting questions that expand a child's understanding of the subject matter and how it applies to the wider world and his or her daily life. Make it personal, make it fun, and science will captivate young readers.

From Space walks, to space garbage, to how to make a peanut butter sandwich in space, kids will want to read the You Can't… books because they are all about THEM.

Science textbooks won't make kids laugh, but with titles like You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon, this acclaimed science-as-entertainment series will!


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Think About: Does a Camel Cook Spaghetti?

How animals and humans get food and feed themselves is explored in this Think About title.


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You Can't Taste A Pickle With Your Ear!

Why can't you hear a siren with your eyes? Spot an airplane with your hands? And how come a pickle on your ear isn't delicious?

In You Can't Take a Pickle with Your Ear kids discover how each of their five senses is hard at work all day long, providing them with information and helping them get the most out of their daily lives.

Whenever you think, "I'm oh-so-sweet,"

Pull off your socks and smell your feet!

Sections such as "Hold Your Nose" and "Stick Out Your Tongue" (not the same time!) encourage hands-on investigations of what's happening inside kids' bodies and why a tongue is best for pickle tasting.


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Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity

We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond.

Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!


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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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By the Light of the Harvest Moon

As the harvest moon shines down, the wind picks up, sending orange, yellow, and crimson leaves dancing, until they settle in a pumpkin patch. One-by-one, leaf people emerge to celebrate the autumnal equinox.

Mark Jones's rich pastel illustrations bring to life the mysterious and fleeting world of a gentle troupe of leaf characters, who will warm the hearts of all readers.


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Can you Whoo, Too?

In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo—they’ll be learning, too! Why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.


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Flip-a-word: Crab Cab

Is that crab driving a cab? Will the pot stay hot? Flip a page and watch a crab turn into a dab!

Crab Cab features these word families: -ab, -ot, -it

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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Flip-a-word: Snow Bow

Is that bow in the snow? Will we meet on the street? Flip a page and watch a feet turn into a feet meet and then beet on feet!

Snow Bow features these word families: -ow, -eet, -ate

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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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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Flip-a-word: Quack Shack

Is that a quack shack? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a sack turn  into quacks with sack and then sack on jack!

Quack Shack features these word families: -ack, -ick, -ock

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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Flip-a-word: Frog Jog

Is that frog out for a jog? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a hog turn into a hog bog and then a frog jog!

Frog Jog features these word families: -og, -eat, -all

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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Think About: Does a Woodpecker Use a Hammer?

This brand new title in the Think About series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people have developed implements that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot.

A funny, kid-like question - "Does a woodpecker use a hammer?" - is paired with a silly scenario (a woodpecker in a tool belt), and a few facts about how some animals use parts of their bodies as tools. Animals that might use a stick, or rock, as a tool lead to an exploration of how people create tools to solve problems and accomplish tasks.


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You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars!

This acclaimed "edu-tainment" series offers an active exploration of subject matter from fingertips to lunar trips!

Classroom-ready and packed with kid-centered science information and activities, the You Can't… books combine laughing with learning.

What's inside your rib cage?

Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads?

Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones.

Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic.

From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!


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Jump-Into-Chapters: The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo

Book Description

Mo and Jo Don't Stink!

Mo and Jo are fun-loving cavemen whose antics will surely delight kids, especially boys. Follow them as they attempt to de-stink themselves, play hide-and-seek, and make fire. The latest title in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series, this book is designed to increase reading proficiency by offering a longer page count than picture books, but a lower word count than chapter books.

Mo and Jo, aka the Boulder Brothers, join JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS with a series of pre-hysterical escapades. In the first chapter, Me Stink?, something’s smelly! Is it Jo? Is it Mo? Is it both? Though kids will know who’s the real odor-offender, they’ll have fun watching the caveboys try to figure out the source of the stench.

Hide and Peek, Chapter 2, has Jo teaching Mo how to play his favorite game. But does Mo really not understand the rules? Or is he a peek-and-cheater? And who will have the best ideas for warming up in Me Cold!? Will a prehistoric beastie mind when they try to borrow some fur?

Though Mo and Jo both speak caveman-ese, educators can be assured that the accompanying narration will offer kids a correct rendition of grammar and sentence structure.

But don’t be surprised to hear Boulder Brothers’ fans declare, “Me want more MO AND JO!”

Series Description 

Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style.

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.

These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book.


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It's A Firefly Night

A favorite childhood activity - catching fireflies - glow from the pages of this story-with-a-counting-concept offering. With rhyming lines that read like a song, It's a Firefly Night chronicles the capture and release of fireflies, one by one, sparking the reader to count up to and down from ten. The book is capped off with a page of interesting firefly facts (they flash in rhythmic patterns to send messages!), adding a touch of accessible nonfiction to this charming, not-just-for-bedtime book. It's a terrific gift, a great winding-down-at-bedtime selection, a lovely story for a parent and child to share. With glittering sparklers lighting up each page, any night can be a firefly night!


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Think About: Does a Panda Go to School?

There are big differences between how people and animals can learn, and this book invites children to think about those differences.


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Jump-Into-Chapters: Andy Also!

Book Description
Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In "Andy Also," Preston decides to re-name himself "the new Andy." In "Clang-Clang- Bing," the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In "100 Rabbits," Preston asks Andy innumerable questions.

Series Description
Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style. 

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.
These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book


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Jump-Into-Chapters: Mr.Ball An EGG-cellent Adventure

Mr. Ball is delighted when he takes on a giant fire-breathing bird as his new pet. He is also completely oblivious to that fact that the bird has taken on Mr. Ball as her egg. Hilarity ensues, as throughout, Mr. Ball attempts to train his pet. Finally, Mr. Ball's faithful friends come to his rescue.

Series Description
Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style.

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.

These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book.

Downloadable activity and discussion materials for kids, parents, and educators are available on the Blue Apple Books website.


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Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Here's a good-humored tale for parents whose kids are fixated on a very limited diet, and for kids who want those who feed them to understand their preferences. Tony's just buttered-noodles-and-cheese food obsession inspires his determined mama to bring variety to her son's diet. This familiar parental dilemma is featured in a bright and fun sing-songy rhyme and delicious illustrations.


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¡Hola English! I Say Yes! I Say No!

The bilingual books in the ¡Hola, English! series help teachers and parents guide young children into the “backand-forth” of a conversation. I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals.

Description in Spanish
Los libros bilingües en la serie ¡Hola, English! ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo. I Say Yes! I Say No! se cuenta en un dialogo simple entre padres e hijos, contando con rituales familiares hechos en la noche y antes de acostarse.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.
La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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¡Hola English! It's Raining Cats and Frogs

This bilingual series will appeal both to Spanish-speaking ESL students and English-speaking kids who are learning Spanish. It’s Raining Cats and Frogs features plural words and idiomatic expressions. It explores the difference between real and pretend and engages young children in selecting appropriate clothing for wet weather.

Description in Spanish
Esta serie bilingüe será de interés para estudiantes de ESL y también niños que hablan ingles, aprendiendo español. It's Raining Cats and Frogs usa palabras plurales y expresiones idiomáticas, explora la diferencia entre lo real y lo imaginario, y dedica a los niños que seleccionen la ropa mas apropiada para el clima húmedo.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.
La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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Bear in Long Underwear

The star of Bear in Underwear and Bear in Pink Underwear returns in another adventure. It’s wintertime, and Bear and his friends go outside to play in the snow. As Bear sheds his clothes in order to dress his newly-built snowman, he’s left not with his signature tighty-whities, but with LONG underwear. And now, all his pals want cool long underwear of their own. Kids will love Goldman’s bold illustrations, comic sensibility, and the return of the best-selling and always fashion-forward Bear!


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Are You My Brown Bear?

The ¡Hola, English! bilingual books make each story personal, and being personal makes each story interesting to every child. Are You My Brown Bear? uses descriptive adjectives to differentiate between lots of bears (“I am hairy bear. I am scary bear. I am boy bear. I am toy bear.”)

Description in Spanish
Los libros bilingüe de ¡Hola, English! son historias personales, y siendo personal hace cada historia interesante para todos los niños. Are You My Brown Bear? utiliza adjetivos descriptivos para diferenciar entre un montón de osos (“Yo soy el oso peludo. Yo soy el oso miedoso. Yo soy el oso barón. Yo soy el oso de juguete.”)

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.
La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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It's a Seashell Day

Sunny-as-a-summer-sky rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story.



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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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Ruckus on the Ranch

When the stallion runs after the mare, he starts a chain reaction as the cowboy, cowgirl, and ranch critters join the chase-around. What’s all the hubbub about? Stallion just wants to play a game with Mare! He didn’t mean to cause such a ruckus! A spread about ranch animals rounds out the book.


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Animal Teachers

How Do Animals Learn To Swim, Fish, Box, Or Build?

In the forest, in the pond, in caves, prairies, and jungles, in all the world's outdoor "classrooms," baby animals are...learning! They are taking lessons on how to be an expert swimmer, alarm-sounder, racer-chaser, or hide-and-seeker. They don't have books, or desks, or computers. But they do have teachers!

With clear, graceful prose and striking illustrations, Animal Teachers showcases the teacher-student dynamic between adult and young animals as they are taught crucial skills needed to handle daily challenges.

An entertaining combination of science and storytelling, this instructive title presents skills that a dozen different young animals have to learn.

Will the animals earn an "A"for their efforts? No!

But a banana or a good hiding place might be even better!


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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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10 Little Fish

Teachers and parents of ESL students will cheer when they discover the ¡Hola, English! series, as will those seeking to expose English-speaking kids to Spanish. Ten Little Fish combines numbers with simple adjectives (fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow”) and simple verbs (“swim and dive fish, here are five fish”).

Los maestros y los padres de los estudiantes de ESL aplaudirán cuando descubran la serie ¡Hola, English!, perfecta también para aquellos que tratan de exponer a los niños aprendiendo español. Diez pescaditos combina números con adjetivos simples (peces encima, peces abajo; siete peces, rápidos y lentos”) y verbos simples (peces que nadan y saltan; aquí son cinco peces).

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.

La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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You Can't Use your Brain if You're a Jellyfish

Description
This title in the You Can’t… series provides a fun and informative look at brains--insect brains, bird brains, dog and cat brains, monkey brains, and our brains--and how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!

Series Description
The You Can't... books are everyday- and body-centered science books that present kid-centered information and activities with humor, verse, cartoon-style art, and a sense of excitement and fun.


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Sleepy Barker

The ¡Hola, English! series provides children with reasons to talk and things they will want to talk about. In Sleepy Barker, Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him.

Description in Spanish
La serie Hola, English! le ofrece a los niños razones para hablar y cosas sobre que van a querer hablar. En Sleepy Barker, el perro Barker es despertado por un sonido después de otro pero finalmente puede dormir después de recibir la seguridad de que mamá y papá están ahí para el.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.

La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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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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The Book That Zack Wrote

This is the frog… that kissed the fox… that chased the pig…that oinked in the book that Zack wrote. A fresh and funny re-telling of “The House That Jack Built” with a rhyming refrain, a kooky cast of characters and comic-style illustrations. Includes a separate composition book for kids to create their own illustrated story.


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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.


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My First Activity Book: Draw + Learn - Faces

Creative, imaginative , and engaging play for first-time artists.

An ideal activity book--with bold and bright art from Tanya Roitman--for children who have just learned to hold a crayon or pencil. First scribbles and drawings are important, precursory steps to reading and writing! Kids can complete and color all kinds of faces: boys, girls, tigers, monkeys, even ladybugs. At first, toddlers might only draw a circle for a face, not adding eyes, nose, or mouth. But in time, they will fill in the different features, from eyelashes to teeth; from curly hair to whiskers.


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Stella and Charlie, Friends Forever

When former shelter dog Stella's best buddy passes away, her "mom" (who looks a lot like Bernadette Peters) goes on a journey to bring shelter dog Charlie to join their home. Stella doesn't like how Charlie hogs their mom and doesn't do things the way she's used to. But when she's hurt and needs a friend, Charlie becomes just that.


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Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?

A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.


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Lines That Wiggle

Follow the glittery line that runs through this picture book and turns itself into all kinds of things: the waves above an octopus, the veins in a leaf, the wrappings curling around a mummy, and the trapping threads of a spiderweb. Candace Whitman's catchy rhyming text is brought to life by a host of creepy critters from first-time illustrator Steve Wilson.