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By A Thread

Ned Dickens (author), Graham Ross (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 1551433257

A rhythmic rollicking ride in Beo's bedroom. The toy box has erupted and the toys are perched high, dangling low, hanging by a thread. Bard, the old bear, has been lucky enough to land in the underwear drawer and from there is able to assist his friends, if only they will follow his daring directions. By a Thread is about heroism in small places, all the different kinds of courage a child can draw upon. The text rhymes, and its rhythm takes the tongue on a rollicking ride. Even the most determined reader will not be able to read the story silently.

I Talk in My Sleep

Samantha Bell (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631880919

Young children are naturally curious about themselves. Tell Me Why I Talk in My Sleep offers answers to their most compelling questions about that strange phenomenon. Age-appropriate explanations and appealing photos encourage readers to continue their quest for knowledge. Additional text features and search tools, including a glossary and an index, help students locate information and learn new words.

I Say Yes! I Say No!

Harriet Ziefert (author), Sebastian Braun (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055806

The bilingual books in the Hola, English! series help teachers and parents guide young children into the back-and-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.

Sleepy Barker

Harriet Ziefert (author), Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055837

TheHola, English! series provides children with reasons to talk and things they will want to talk about. In Sleepy Barker, Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him.

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories

Aurdrey Penn (author), Barbara L. Gibson (illustrator)

Publisher: Tanglewood Press ISBN: 9781933718293

Chester Raccoon's good friend Skiddel Squirrel has had an accident and will not be returning - ever. Chester is upset that he won't get to play with his friend anymore. Mrs. Raccoon suggests that Chester and his friends create some memories of Skiddel, so that they will have good memories when they miss him. Chester, his brother Ronny, and their friends decide to gather at the pond, where they combine their memories and create a touching celebration of their friend's life. Many young children must face the loss of loved ones or the need to attend a funeral. This sweet story will help children to understand the positive purpose behind memorial services and how "making memories" can provide cheer and comfort when missing an absent loved one. Audrey Penn is the author of __The Kissing Hand__ and its sequels, along with __Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove__.

Camas de agua durmiendo en el océano

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359365

Camas de agua: durmiendo en el océano es una relajante historia para la hora de ir a dormir que responde las preguntas de cómo los mamíferos marinos- animales que viven en el agua pero que respiran aire- se las arreglan para dormir en el océano. Los jóvenes lectores conocen diez mamíferos marinos, que incluyen nutrias marinas, delfines de pico largo, manatíes, y focas comunes y aprenden sobre sus hábitos únicos.

Los lechos: Durmiendo en los ríos del mundo

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359686

Esta secuela al apremiado Camas de agua: Durmiendo en el océano (Learning Magazine's 2007 Teachers' Choice Award & 2005 Mom's Choice) lleva al lector en un barco alrededor del mundo para que aprenda como los mamíferos duermen alrededor de diez importantes ríos del mundo en todos los continentes excepto en la Antártica. Rema el Misisipi rio abajo y mira como dos nutrias de río saltan en un árbol hueco o contempla en la rivera del río Brisbane como un ornitorrinco salta en un agujero y desaparece en un túnel estrecho. Escrito con un estilo tranquilo, este libro sirve como un cuento para antes de dormir para los niños menores o un libro de geografía de animales para los niños mayores. ¡Los adultos pueden aprender algo también!

Un día non

Doris Fisher & Dani Sneed (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359471

Intégrese a la diversión mientras un jovencito se despierta para encontrar que todo lo que lo rodea es “non.” Vea si puede encontrar todas las cosas “extrañas” que lo rodean a través del día, tanto en la casa como en la escuela. ¿Se acabará este “día non” cuando se vaya a acostar esa noche?

Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180012

This soothing bedtime story explains how ten different marine mammals--animals that live in water but breathe air--sleep in the ocean. Based on up-to-date scientific research, the brief portraits are explained in simple, poetic language. Water Beds invites children to drift into sleep on gentle waves of imagination. The "For Creative Minds" educational section includes fun facts about marine mammal adaptations, and a "Design Your Own Marine Mammal" craft.

River Beds: Sleeping in the World's Rivers

Gail Langer Karwoski (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180326

This sequel to the award-winning Water Beds: Sleeping in the Ocean (2007 Teacher's Choice & 2005 Mom's Choice) takes readers on an around-the-world boat ride to learn how mammals sleep in or around nine major rivers of the world on all continents except Antarctica. Row down the Mississippi and watch two river otters slip into a hollow tree or look to the bank of the Brisbane River as a platypus pops into a hole and disappears into a narrow tunnel. Told in a soothing style, this book serves as a bedtime/naptime story for younger children or an animal geography book for older children. Adults may learn something, too! The "For Creative Minds" education section features a "World Map."

One Odd Day

Doris Fisher & Dani Sneed (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180128

This humorous, rhythmic, read-aloud story is about a young boy who awakens to find that everything around him is odd. He has one shoe, his shirt has three sleeves, and his dog has five legs! Children and adults will delight in finding all the odd things hidden in the art. The "For Creative Minds" section includes odd fun facts, an odd coloring chart a "How Odd?" Oddities section, a Creative Sparks supplement and a counting activity.

The Whoosh of Gadoosh

Pat Skene (author), Doug Keith (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780985541743

The air sizzles with excitement when kids catch sight of Gadoosh and her wild purple hair. As her floppy inside-out shoes leave the ground, the whooshing caper begins and magic buttons fly everywhere. Although it's a mystery where Gadoosh comes from, best friends Jaimy and Jake think they know exactly what she needs. Follow along as they lead their classmates and perplexed teacher on a topsy-turvey hullabaloo of an adventure to find a home for Gadoosh. Wacky as Dr. Seuss and reminiscent of Mary Poppins, this enchanting tale whisks us into a world of love and laughter. The delightfully dazzling illustrations perfectly capture the whimsical yet powerful message of Gadoosh.

One Smile

Cindy McKinley (author), Mary Gregg Byrne (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780935699234

Even the smallest acts of kindness can impact the lives of others. This truth is beautifully demonstrated as we follow the far-reaching effects of a little girl's compassionate smile, as it touches an entire community.

Dreams to Grow On

Christine Hurley Deriso (author), Matthew Archambault (illustrator)

Publisher: Illumination Arts ISBN: 9780970190727

Every child wonders, What will I be when I grow up? In Dreams to Grow On, we follow an imaginative young girl as she explores exciting possibilities for her future. A teacher? Or a doctor? Or a writer?

Today, Maybe

Dominique Demers (author), Gabrielle Grimard (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694013

Today, Maybe is a story about a little girl who is waiting for someone, a friend. She doesn't yet know who it will be. In a series of surprising and humorous encounters, several well-known characters of children's literature arrive at her door. But none of them are the one she is waiting for, and she graciously sends them all away. With her bird to keep her company and hope filling her heart, weeks and then months pass as she waits and waits. When there is a scratch at the door one night, certainty fills the little girl's heart, and she opens the door to discover true friendship is indeed worth waiting for.

Night Boy

Anne Laurel Carter (author), Nino Pelletier (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554694037

Night is a boy who knows it's much more fun to play than go to sleep. When the sun sets, he travels through the night sky in a spaceship with his teddy. Night's favorite game is hide-and-go-seek, which he plays each evening with his older sister, Day. But why can't he ever find her? Night Boy is a unique playful picturebook about a brother and a sister named Night and Day. The rhythmic text and rich illustrations make for a bedtime story that is sure to lull children who say "I can't sleep" into dreamland. Through the personas of a brother and sister, Night Boy offers a unique explanation of how night turns to day astronomically.

If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby

Fran Hodgkins (author), Laura J. Bryant (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693062

Here is a unique blend of love song and natural fact, celebrating the care that exists between the parents and offspring of many species. Baby mountain goat is guided up high cliffs. Baby beaver learns to build well. Baby bat is held in mother's protective embrace, upside-down. And YOUR baby, too, will feel the comfort and delight of nature's wonders. Here is a "sweet dream bedtime" book for nature lovers of all generations!

Grandma's Feather Bed

John Denver (author), Christopher Canyon (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584691440

Upbeat, funny and irresistibly singable, this song was made famous by John Denver and now made doubly delightful by Christopher Canyon's illustrations. Especially if you listen along with Denver, kids will say, play it again! It is all about the cousins, the chicken pie, four hound dogs and a piggy, but as the song says, the best darn thing about Grandmas house was her great big feather bed. Vince Gill put it in a nutshell: "It just makes sense--John Denver and kids!"

Polar Slumber / Sueño Polar

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621676799

This is the bilingual (English/Spanish) version of Polar Slumber.<P><P>Looking out her window, a little girl is enchanted by the snow bear she created. As she falls asleep, this backyard snow bear becomes an integral part of her slumber. She explores the frosty arctic landscape in the bear's cozy company visiting snowy creatures and countryside. When paw prints are all that remain in the morning, we realize the power of imagination.

Polar Slumber

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671282

Looking out her window, a little girl is enchanted by the snow bear she created. As she falls asleep, this backyard snow bear becomes an integral part of her slumber. She explores the frosty arctic landscape in the bear's cozy company visiting snowy creatures and countryside. When paw prints are all that remain in the morning, we realize the power of imagination.

Sueño Polar

Dennis Rockhill (author), Dennis Rockhill (illustrator)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621671299

This is the Spanish only version of Polar Slumber. Looking out her window, a little girl is enchanted by the snow bear she created. As she falls asleep, this backyard snow bear becomes an integral part of her slumber. She explores the frosty arctic landscape in the bear's cozy company visiting snowy creatures and countryside. When paw prints are all that remain in the morning, we realize the power of imagination.

Inside All

Margaret Mason (author), Holly Welch (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693598

All over the world, children want the same thing--the comfort of knowing that they belong, that they are part of something meaningful. Inside All takes the reader on a journey from the glowing edges of the universe into the warm heart of a sleepy child at bedtime, where we discover, not something small, but something huge. This is a story about how we each have a place in the world, and how the world lives in each of us.

Amy's Light

Robert Nutt (author), Robert Nutt (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693178

Remember the wonder and innocence of catching fireflies as they dance through the summer nights? Here is an opportunity to share the magical experience with your children. Amy is afraid of dark shadows in her bedroom, but notices a slight glow in the back yard. With exuberance she catches fireflies in a jar, only to find their lights go dim until they are free again--and finds that her fear of the dark is gone too. The photo-illustrations are lifelike yet dreamy. A wonderful read-aloud.

If You Were My Baby

Fran Hodgkins (author), Laura J. Bryant (illustrator)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584690900

A sweet-dream bedtime book for nature lovers! The children in your life will learn about animals in nature, and fall asleep knowing that they, along with animal babies, are loved and secure. This book is part of Dawn Publications' new Simply Nature Board Book series!

Is a Worry Worrying You?

Ferida Wolff and Harriet Savitz (authors), Marie Le Tourneau (illustrator)

Publisher: Tanglewood Press ISBN: 9781933718057

This critically acclaimed title addresses common childhood worries (a bully, a first day at school, and a monster residing under the bed) with the not-so-common worries (an eagle making a nest in your hair, a rhino walking down the street, and a herd of elephants waiting for their tea). This entertaining and humorous use of perspective and creative problem-solving will appeal to children and parents looking for help in dealing with a universal issue.