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Cat Dog

Mem Fox

Join an unlikely trio for some irresistibly funny antics in this read-aloud gem from bestselling author Mem Fox and bestselling and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague.

Once there was a huge, scary dog. Right?
Wrong! But there was a cat.

In this zippy, call-and-response-style adventure, a cat and dog are astonished to find a mouse in their house! The three circle each other while the story sometimes correctly describes their antics—and sometimes doesn’t. Young readers will love participating by pointing out which parts are right and wrong.

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Opposites Abstract

Mo Willems

Mo Willems, award-winning, best-selling author/illustrator and inaugural Education Artist-in-Residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, delivers a masterfully inquisitive look at opposites.


Is this dark? Is this light? Is this soft? Is this hard? Using colors, shapes, lines and textures, Willems invites readers to explore abstract concepts through eye-popping, emotive, and highly-accessible artwork.


This all-ages concept book is perfect for readers young or old, big or small, or any other set of opposites.

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Everybody in the Red Brick Building

Anne Wynter

A fresh, urban take on bedtime stories in the spirit of The House That Jack Built and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, from debut author Anne Wynter and Caldecott Honoree Oge Mora.

Everybody in the red brick building was asleep. Until . . .

WaaaAAH!

Rraak! Wake up!

Pitter patter STOMP!

Pssheew!

A chain reaction of noises wakes up several children (and a cat) living in an apartment building. But it's late in the night, so despite the disturbances, one by one, the building's inhabitants return to their beds--this time with a new set of sounds to lull them to sleep.

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Tickle Monster

Edouard Manceau

This engaging picture book prompts young children to face their fear of monsters and take charge of the situation! The reader is prompted to tickle various parts of a monster, deconstructing the creature and repurposing his parts into a far less threatening scene. His horns become the moon, his legs and arms become trees, his nose becomes a car. . . . Slowly but surely, the monster's shapes build a peaceful nighttime landscape. Manceau's bold, geometric illustrations create a deceptively simple visual narrative that encourages readers to see the parts as well as the whole.

Reminiscent of Ed Emberley's Go Away, Big Green Monster!, this book empowers the child to be brave and clever in the face of adversity.

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The Smart Cookie

Jory John

Be a smart cookie--and don't miss the fifth picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Food Group series from creators Jory John and Pete Oswald!

This cookie has never felt like a smart cookie no matter how hard she tries, especially in comparison to all the clever cupcakes and brilliant rolls in the bakery. Will a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of confidence be enough to help her learn that perfect scores and having all the answers aren't the only ingredients for intelligence?

Jory John and Pete Oswald serve up another heaping plate of laughs and lessons with this empowering, witty, and charming addition to their #1 New York Times bestselling series!

 

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Henry at Home

Megan Maynor

The love between a brother and sister shines through in this reassuring picture book about a common childhood transition--an older sibling starting school and leaving the younger one behind.

Liza is Henry's big sister, and Henry is Liza's little brother. As long as there has been a Henry and Liza, they have always done everything together. Haircuts, birthday parties, tree climbing, even flu shots. Liza and Henry. Henry and Liza. But that all changes when Liza starts school for the first time, heading off to kindergarten and leaving her little brother behind. Henry is incredulous. How can Liza do this to him?

This true-to-life picture book, gorgeously illustrated, explores a sweet sibling relationship and carries an important and reassuring message about family and growing up.

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Comparrotives

Janik Coat

From the creators of Hippopposites, Rhymoceros, and Llamaphones comes a new board book about comparatives

In this oversize board book, young readers will learn about comparative adjectives via a very humorous parrot--from noisy and noisier, to messy and messier, to happy and happier when it finally finds a friend. As with the previous books in the series, Comparrotives features surprising touch-and-feel novelty elements throughout--making the comparatives concept easy and fun to learn.

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The Case of the Stinky Stench

Josh Funk

"Uncle," Croissant said, "the fridge is in trouble!
A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble!
I'm the last hope or the fridge will be lost!
Help me or else we'll be cooked, served, and sauced."

There's a stinky stench in the fridge--and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast's nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron Von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable rhymes, wordplay, and art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast--there's even an actual red herring--this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids!

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The Capybaras

Alfredo Soderguit

A charming and hilarious tale for kids ages 4-8 about how accepting others can enrich us all--featuring capybaras, the beloved animal sensation capturing hearts around the world.

In this beautiful and simple book, hens and their chicks are living safe and secure in their coop, or at least it seems that way. They are happy with life as it is, and each hen knows her job. They don't even seem to notice when one of them is carried off from time to time.

Until the day the capybaras appear. To the hens, they are too hair, too wet, and too big. They don't even follow the rules! But it's hunting season, and the capybaras need refuge.

As time passes and days change, minds begin to open and new possibilities appear. Can the hens accept the capybaras after all?

This delightful story teaches readers about the importance of caring for each other, no matter our differences.

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Bear Can't Wait

Karma Wilson

Bear tries his best to be patient in this newest addition to the bestselling Bear Books series.

Patience might be a virtue but waiting is so hard! On a beautiful sunny afternoon, Bear can’t sit still because he’s got a surprise planned for his good friend Hare. He hustles and bustles and scuttles about. But when, in his excitement, he makes a mess of things, can he set it all right before Hare shows up?

With millions of Bear books sold—it’s hard to wait for the newest!

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Acoustic Rooster's Barnyard Boogie Starring Indigo Blume

Kwame Alexander

On the eve of singing at a community festival, a bout of stage fright threatens a little girl's confidence. As Indigo Blume drifts off to sleep, she isn't sure she's brave enough to take the stage. But once she falls asleep, Indigo finds herself in a dream world with the characters of her favorite book, Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. The band's members, including Miss Dairy Parton and Chickee Minaj, are rehearsing, and they invite Indigo to join the group. But when a storm destroys their barn, the animals are left with almost nothing. Can Indigo rally the band to work together and save their home? And will she find her voice in time for the festival?

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Click, Clack, Good Night

Doreen Cronin

From Caldecott Honor–winning and New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin comes a hilarious tale about Duck who can’t, just can’t, fall asleep.

It’s bedtime on the farm. The cows, sheep, and chickens are all tucked in and snoozing away. Except for…Duck. So Farmer Brown sings him a song...reads him a book...turns on the white noise machine...and even debates the day’s top stories. But Duck just won’t tuck!

Can Farmer Brown stay awake long enough to see Duck off to dreamland, or is a good night’s sleep just a dream?

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How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?

Jane Yolen

Join these troublesome dinosaurs as their best manners are put to task in this infectious read-aloud, a delightful new addition to Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's beloved, award-winning series!

What if a dinosaur won't be polite?
Maybe burps at the table and starts food fights?

Watch these dinosaur children's larger-than-life antics as they navigate sharing and showing gratitude with their human family and friends.

Do dinosaurs spit broccoli on the floor, hog the slide at the playground, or wreck the bathroom with their latest mud science experiment?

Of course not! They share, they show kindness, and they are polite.

Being courteous is an important lesson in children's lives. While learning good manners is full of its own struggles and quandaries, the payoff of hearing "please" and "thank you" is worth it.

Each book in the endlessly popular How Do Dinosaurs series is a combination of childish antics followed by a gentle lesson -- with over 14.5 million books in print. See if your little readers can find the names of each dinosaur, hidden on each page!

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Baby Loves Political Science: Democracy!

Ruth Spiro

A new addition to the beloved and bestselling Baby Loves series! This cute and clever introduction to political science is accurate and simple enough for baby, and ready to teach Baby what makes a great democracy.

Baby learns what it means to participate in a democracy where everyone has a voice in electing our leaders. There are many ways for all of us, including the youngest children, to participate--such as making signs and sending postcards, campaigning, attending rallies, and of course getting out the vote!

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Little Pumpkin's Halloween

Algy Craig Hall

Come along with Little Pumpkin and his friends on a fun romp through a not-so-spooky old house to find the Halloween treats!

Where are the treats in the spooky house? Could they be behind the swishy, swooshy curtains? Or on the creaky stairs? Little Pumpkin is looking everywhere, and one by one, his friends join the search--including Little Franken, Little Bat, Little Ghost, and a little black cat too. With its irresistibly cute illustrations and sweet story, this is the perfect Halloween book for younger children.

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We Will Rock Our Classmates

Ryan T. Higgins

Penelope is a T. rex, and she's very good at it. She also likes to rock out on guitar! With the school talent show coming up, Penelope can't wait to perform for her classmates. But sharing who you are can be show-stoppingly scary, especially when it's not what people expect. Will Penelope get by with a little help from her friends?

 

 

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Fred's Big Feelings

Laura Renauld

An inspiring picture book biography about the inimitable Fred Rogers, beloved creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Fred Rogers was a quiet boy with big feelings. Sometimes, he felt scared or lonely; at other times, he was playful and joyous. But when Fred’s feelings felt too big, his Grandfather McFeely knew exactly what to say to make him feel better: I like you just the way you are.

Fred grew up and created Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the television program that would go on to warm the hearts and homes of millions of Americans. But one day, the government threatened to cut funding for public television, including Fred’s show. So, Fred stepped off the set and into a hearing on Capitol Hill to make his feelings known.

In a portrait full of warmth and feeling, Laura Renauld and award-winning illustrator Brigette Barrager tell the story of Mister Rogers: a quiet, compassionate hero whose essential message—that it is okay to have and to express feelings—still resonates today.

This book is not associated with or authorized by Fred Rogers Productions.

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A Tale of Two Cats

Ayin Hillel

Once upon a time there were two cats: one black as tar, one white as snow. They are pals, but always squabble over which one is the prettier cat. One day their curiosity gets the best of them, and they jump into buckets of paint to change color—turning their whole world topsy turvy! After some playful chaos, they soon learn their lesson and rekindle their friendship. Ayin Hillel’s bouncy rhymes and Shimrit Elkanati’s endearingly cute drawings combine to tell a charming tale of friendship and folly. A Tale of Two Cats is a lovingly crafted comics story that will enchant early readers and their parents.

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A Year Around the Great Oak

Gerda Muller

Anna and Benjamin live in the city but love to stay with their cousin Robin in the countryside. Robin takes the children to see his favorite tree in the nearby forest: a 300-year-old giant oak.

Each time the children visit, they are amazed at how the forest and the mighty oak changes with the seasons. In autumn, they build a cosy den in the tree's roots to watch the squirrels. In winter, they learn to ski in the shelter of the forest. In spring, they search the forest for animals. But some creatures can be dangerous, and one night, the old oak tree helps Benjamin when he discovers something he wasn't expecting. . .

Join Anna and Benjamin as they spend the seasons with the great oak tree, and discover the fascinating plants and animals that live around it.

This new, expanded edition of A Year Around the Great Oak is a compelling combination of engaging story and educational information to delight and teach readers. Discover new detailed, accurate illustrations and fascinating fact pages alongside the wonderful seasonal story from Gerda Muller, honored by USBBY for A Year in Our New Garden, creator of the beloved Seasons board books and highly praised for How Does My Garden Grow?

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Shadow

Lucy Christopher

In our old house, Ma told me there was nothing to be scared of. No monsters hiding behind doors, or in wardrobes, or under beds. She said there were no dark places at all. But in the new house, under my new bed, that's where I found Shadow.

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Arrivederci, Crocodile

Fred Marcellino

Can a hungry crocodile trick—and eat!—his way through Italian high society? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile.

First that dastardly Napoleon kidnapped Crocodile from his beloved Egypt, then he dragged him to Paris to be gawked at, and THEN he tried to eat him! Luckily our dear croc escaped, but while Parisian life may be glamorous, life in Paris’s sewers is not. If only Napoleon had taken Crocodile to a more aquatic reptile–friendly city. Perhaps one with an excess of canals and better food…

“NAPOLEON TO TOUR ITALY: FIRST STOP, VENICE”

Surely Napoleon wouldn’t mind if Crocodile hitched a ride out of Paris…

Will our crocodile find his perfect home amongst Italian high-society? Or will he be revealed as an impasta? Pack away your pasta—Crocodile is heading to Italy in this long-awaited sequel to Fred Marcellino’s award-winning I, Crocodile.

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Bright Start - Feel Better Daddy

Nancy Loewen

Daddy’s nose is red. His eyes are sleepy. How can we make him feel better? Part of the Bright Start series, Feel Better, Daddy introduces and helps develop the idea of empathy for children aged 1–3.

A big pot of “soup,” a beautiful drawing, a snuggle—a girl explores the different ways she can show empathy when her daddy is sick.

With simple stories and engaging illustrations, the Bright Start series of board books opens conversations about emotions and mental well-being, providing you with the tools and language needed to develop and nurture emotional intelligence in your child. Bright Start responds to recent research showing that emotional development begins in infancy, when children first bond with their caregivers. Early development of emotional intelligence helps children to form healthy and long-lasting relationships, builds the foundations for stable mental health, and lays the groundwork for academic achievement. Give your child a Bright Start for a healthier and happier life.

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Sounds of the Forest

Kate Riggs

Detailed illustrations and evocative text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the atmospheric sounds of an African rainforest.

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My Art Book of Sleep

Shana Gozansky

The second in an introductory series to fine art, curated for young children as never before: by theme

For children everywhere, sleep is part of their every day... and now, part of their first art collection! 35 full-page artworks from a variety of periods feature sleep in all its forms – from naptime to bedtime, dreaming to waking, sunsets to night skies – accompanied by a brief, tender, read-aloud text. Each work's title and artist's name are included as captions, for true integration of narrative and information. It's the perfect bedtime read for families – artsy or otherwise!

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Future President

Lori Alexander

When Baby speaks, people listen. Could Baby be president? Find out in this leadership-themed addition to the Future Baby series!

The president is the leader of our country. Baby was born to lead!

Does Baby have what it takes to become president? Baby has our vote! Discover all the incredible ways that prove Baby already has what it takes to become the leader of our country! Includes lots of fun presidential facts to help foster curiosity and empower little ones to keep the peace, make a change . . . and lead the world!

Future Baby is an adorable board book series that takes a playful peek into an assortment of powerful careers and shows little ones how their current skills match up with the job at hand. With Future Baby, babies can be anything!

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Goodnight, Rainbow Cats

Bàrbara Castro Urío

It is time to say goodnight, which means that each colorful cat comes home to curl up in the big white house.
The youngest of readers will delight as each cat enters the house with the turn of a page, and one by one, the die-cut windows are infused with color. With reassuring warmth, charm, and an early-concept "colors" hook, this bedtime-themed novelty board book and its endearing cast of cozy cats offers a memorable and soothing way for little readers and their loved ones to say goodnight.

• Features 12 sweet, sleepy cats in every color of the rainbow
• A sweet bedtime book for kids
• Appealing to cat lovers of all ages

Fans of ThinkTouchLearn, Artsy Cats Board Book, and ¡A dormir gatitos! will love this book.

This book is perfect for:
• Parents
• Bedtime book readers and gift givers
• Anyone looking for a baby shower or first birthday gift

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