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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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Travels with Charlie: Across the Midwest


Mount Rushmore, the Motown museum, a dinosaur trail, and a hot rod showplace are among the fascinating array of well-known, historical, and wonderfully oddball destinations on Charlie's travels.

For every state, a selection of Did You Know... facts adds colorful information about the stops along the way.

Did you Know...

  • why Missouri is called the "Show-Me- State"?
  • where Kool-Aid was invented?
  • where you can find a 600-pound ball of stamps?

And do you think you'll be able to spot the hidden Charlie in every state?

The Travels with Charlie series offers a fun introduction to geography. Additionally, the books are an ideal choice for those times when young travelers might get a little squirmy and need something to hold their interest.

Where will Charlie go next? That's still in the planning stages!

This brand-new addition to the Travels With Charlie series completes the on-the-go pup's tour of the US with visits to 13 Midwestern states!


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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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How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

Within New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sphinx of the Pharaoh Hatshepsut holds court. But how did this ancient artifact get to the museum? Acclaimed author and illustrator Jessie Hartland beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the Hatshepsut sphinx, from its carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the hallowed halls of this world-famous museum. This is essential reading for junior Egyptologists!


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How the Meteorite got to the Museum

It came from outer space—and is crashing onto bookshelves!

Part history, part science, part mystery and part entertainment—this third book in the highly successful “Museum” series chronicles how a rock from outer space broke free from its billion-year orbit, crashed into a teenager’s Chevy Malibu, and landed in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.

Acclaimed author Jessie Hartland brings a space rock’s story close to home by tracing its route above a stadium of football fans, late-night diners, a TV-watching teen, a puzzled group of firefighters, and to a final connection with the team of experts that made it available to millions of museum visitors. Fascinating meteor facts and information round out this galactic-fantastic true story.

As new meteors make headlines, How the Meteorite Got to the Museum offers a great way to bridge past and present, science and entertainment.


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Who is Sleeping? Who is Awake? (Flip-a-Face)

A vivid variety of daytime and nighttime furry friends ask: Who's awake at night and sleeping during the day? And who's asleep at night and awake during the day? Turn the page and find the answers! Each animal is shown in full and placed within a bold and colorful environment. Full of interactive fun, this book is a wonderful complement to SAMi's acclaimed Furry Friends.

Animals featured: elephant, hippo, fox, opossum, turtle, skunk, owl.


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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.