Ever wonder what sounds an old jalopy might make? How about: “Chittychitty chittychitty kkkkttt shhppptt shhpppttt?” In Cars Go all kinds of vehicle sounds are displayed in big bold letters across the page. Children and parents will enjoy recognizing familiar letters and experiencing new sounds made by all kinds of vehicles in these extra-long board books. In addition to cars, the series includes trucks, trains, diggers, planes, and boats.
How does a baby lion sleep? What makes a puddle? Who lives on the farm? Through vivid photographs and interactive elements, have fun finding out the answers to these questions and many others in this series by National Geographic.
Stanley is one hard-working hamster. From delivering mail to baking a cake to taking care of the farm, every day there’s a new job for Stanley to do. Join him and his friends in their many activities in this playful series.
Do you think a salad is just a bowl of lettuce and tomato? Well, after reading this counting book, you won’t! Juana Medina’s blend of photography and illustration will have you looking at your vegetables in a whole new way.
All you need for apples are circles and the color red,” says the girl, as she uses cut-out shapes to tell the story of an apple tree and robins from summer to spring. The imaginative use of die-cut shapes, such as circles, triangles, and rectangles to make apples, birds, ladders, and lightening, may inspire children to identify and create their own drawings and stories with shapes.
Climbing, jumping, stretching, swinging; Chengdu sure can do a lot of things. But what happens when there is something he can’t do? Fanciful illustrations and playful page turns help tell the story of how one panda learns a valuable lesson.
On a crisp fall evening, a boy and his mother follow the full moon on a walk through their city neighborhood. Can you find the moon peeking behind the buildings? This urban bedtime story highlights a child’s wonderings about the moon and his world, and illustrates the warm relationship between a boy and his mother.
"On your mark, get set, go…I’m having a staring contest!” says the girl as she engages the reader and the animals in the field to join her in the fun. Can you last longer without blinking than the girl, the giraffe, the fox, the gorilla, and all their friends? Everyone’s eyes are getting tired. Oh, no! Who blinked first?
Sometimes the best toys are the ones that we make for ourselves. In this wordless book a boy in a yellow slicker sets out to play with his paper boat. It begins to rain and soon an impromptu rivers form near the curbs and the boy must chase after the boat before it floats away. Will he be able to find and rescue his boat? The lyrical drawings enhance the sense of adventure on a rainy day. There are illustrated instructions on how to make a paper boat and airplane on the front and back covers.
No matter who we are or where we have been, we all began the same way: little. Kelly DiPuccio’s heartwarming poetry and AG Ford’s charming illustrations remind us of what it is like to be little, and more importantly, loved.
Spanish vocabulary is integrated into the text in this delightful story about opposites. Marta, una niña… “an ordinary girl,” is compared to all kinds of animals: big and pequeña, fast and lenta, and tranquila and loud. The bold images complement the predictable text and will help all readers understand the story. After an adventurous encounter with a snake, readers will understand Marta, is “ingeniosa. Clever, very clever.”
Can you tell an adventurous story only using the numbers one, two, and three combined with objects? Author and illustrator Sergio Ruzzier accomplishes this challenge as he tells the story of two mice and their adventures on a day that began with three cookies and one boat.
Have you ever wondered if fireflies have friends? And, if they do, how do they find each other? The story of a firefly looking for, and finally finding a friend, is told through breathtaking photographs and magnificent poetry.
This predictable non-fiction book about the ecosystem of a forest opens with “Because of an acorn….a tree.” Shades of green and brown paint and ink are accented with bits of red, orange, and blue to illustrate the vegetation and animal life of the forest. The repeated sentence structure takes us from the acorn, to the fruit, to a chipmunk, to a hawk, back to the acorn, and to the entire forest.
Maurice is a bear cub on a mission. He can't wait to find Spring! He looks to Squirrel, Rabbit, Deer and Robin for help but is told he must wait. Then he discovers something magical - but it's not Spring. Can you guess what Maurice found?
It's an adventurous day for one family of penguins. Mama penguin is off in search of food while a hungry and playful baby penguin waits at home with his papa. But baby penguin gets restless and wanders off in search of someone to play with. Instead of finding a playmate, baby penguin finds danger. Will he be rescued? Will he get to eat? How will the day end for baby penguin and his parents?
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