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!
How animals and people use and maintain their teeth is explained in ThinkAbout...title.
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.
On benches just for 'colored,'
black folks obeyed the rules.
Rosa Parks at the front of the bus,
she let her light shine.
In the 1950's and 1960's, the struggle for civil rights forever changed the landscape of America. In her debut Blue Apple book, Vanessa Newton candid images illuminate anew the inequality that affected Americans, young and old.
With an introduction by Ruby Bridges and text to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine," Newton's rich, mixed-media illustrations create a vivid message of hope.
Fairies are this year’s vampires—and much more fun to share a meal with!
With a theme that will draw a flurry of fairy fans, Fairy Doodles invites girls to draw as they dine, and to enjoy fairy facts and trivia. Each featured fairy, from the Apple and Baby Fairy to the Yew Tree and Zinnia Fairy, shows kids how to turn letters into enchanting little beings with wings.
Attention sports fans, Sports Doodles is on deck and on the table!
Each sports-themed placemat features numbers that kids can turn into a doodle—of an athlete, sports equipment, etc. There’s also cool trivia tied to that number.
Turn a zero into a baseball, and learn how pitchers throw fastballs—which have been clocked at 100 miles per hour!
Pack this one up to go for a slam-dunk, home run!
Perfect for fairy- or sports-themed birthday parties, or to give as a reward, thank-you gift, or just a nice little mealtime surprise for a resident fairy or sports fan! These placemats are easy to pack-and-go (to restaurants, etc.) and easy on the pocketbook!
Mixing fun with smart, these cleverly-conceived doodles sharpen kids’ skills, knowledge, and creativity, and empower both girls and boys to draw things in which they have a strong interest.
Blue Apple’s color-and-learn doodle placemats offer dozens of doodle activities featuring different themes (food, animals, letters, numbers, sports, etc.) and related trivia. There are mats for every kid and kids for every mat—we kid you not!
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.
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—
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.
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.
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.