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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!


How The Dino

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions and millions of years. Museum visitors are awed by the massive creatures on display. But how did the fossils of a colossal diplodocus make the 145-million-year journey from the prehistoric plains of Utah to the Smithsonian Institution of today?

Acclaimed author and illustrator Jessie Hartland (How the Sphinx Got to the Museum) beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the diplodocus: from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of this world-famous museum. Essential reading for junior paleontologists.

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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

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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.