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  • Details about Jump!

    Jump!

    by Scott M. Fischer

    Building on repetition that's fun to read and to listen to, "Jump!" is a rip-roaring read-aloud with simple rhymes and illustrations that leap off the pages. Full color.…more

  • Details about Bark, George!

    Bark, George!

    by Jules Feiffer

    " Bark, George ," says George's mother, and George goes: " Meow ," which definitely isn't right, because George is a dog. And so is his mother, who repeats, " Bark, George ." And George goes, " Quack, quack ." What's going on with George? Find out in this hilarious new picture book from Jules Feiffer.…more

  • Details about Simms Taback's Safari Animals

    Simms Taback's Safari Animals

    by Simms Taback

    A picture book, a guessing game and an artwork collection all rolled into one, from a Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator, is presented in an appealing new format. An animal is slowly revealed as the reader unfolds each page, each fold uncovering a new clue about the identity of the animal underneath, until at last there's a poster-size picture.Ages 2-6…more

  • Details about Birds

    Birds

    by Kevin Henkes; illustrated by Laura Dronzek

    Vibrant and lively paintings accompany a simple text, in this new picture book by a celebrated husband-and-wife team. With a fine eye for detail, a little girl describes birds--their sizes, shapes, colors, the way they move, and how they are most like her. Full color.…more

  • Details about Duck! Rabbit!

    Duck! Rabbit!

    by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld

    From the award-winning author of Little Pea , Little Hoot , and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor here there's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing reading it again!…more

  • Details about Peek-a-Zoo!

    Peek-a-Zoo!

    written by Marie Torres Cimarusti; illustrated by Stephanie Peterson

    Little ones love to play peek-a-boo. With its oversize flaps and bright, bold illustrations, this follow-up to the highly successful Peek-a-Moo! is sure to be another hit with young readers. On every page, kids play peek-a-boo with a different animal found at the zoo, guessing what it is, then lifting the flap to find out. Each animal has a different sound that becomes part of the peek-a-boo game: Guess who? "Peek-a-roar!" says the lion. "Peek-a-ooo-ooo-ooo!" says the chimpanzee. The sweet, funn……more

  • Details about If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    by Laura Joffe Numeroff; illustrated by Felicia Bond

    If a hungry little traveler shows up at your house, you might want to give him a cookie. If you give him a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. He'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache, and then he'll ask for a pair of scissors to give himself a trim.... The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this deligh……more

  • Details about The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    by Eric Carle

    This book enables the teacher to raise the language awareness of the whole class as they follow the evolution of the caterpillar in days, foods and numbers.…more

  • Details about Planting a Rainbow

    Planting a Rainbow

    written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert

    This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. "The stylized representations of flower species are labeled throughout, allowing young children to get an idea of how each flower type contributes to the rainbow effect."-- Booklist…more

  • Details about Chickens to the Rescue

    Chickens to the Rescue

    by John Himmelman

    Meet the most heroic chickens in town! On Monday, Farmer Greenstalk dropped his watch down the well. . . . On Tuesday, Mrs. Greenstalk was too tired to make dinner. . . . Who will help the poor Greenstalk family? Chickens to the rescue! The amazing chickens on the Greenstalk farm race to help various family members and farm animals every day of the week. Every day until Sunday, that is, when Emily Greenstalk has a little trouble . . . John Himmelman's expressive illustrations are filled with the……more

  • Details about Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!

    Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug!

    by Ed Emberley

    Here comes Big Bad Bullybug! He's big, mean, and scary--and loves to pick on little itty bitty bugs! With the turn of each die-cut page, Bullybug grows bigger, meaner, and scarier. But it's the itty bitty bugs who get the last laugh in this exciting, new, frighteningly-fun adventure. Caldecott award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley, author of the enormously popularGo Away, Big Green Monster!,offers readers another ingeniously crafted novelty storybook that helps children face, and then chase aw……more

  • Details about Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

    Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

    story by Eric Litwin (aka Mr. Eric); art by James Dean

    Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as we steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Ages: 3 - 7…more

  • Details about Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Bill Martin, Jr.

    Nearly 30 years--and more than 2.5 million copies--after its conception, thistitle remains one of the most beloved children's books of all time. Now, thischarming tale is available in a board book format--just right for the tiniesthands. (Baby/Preschool)…more