Snow day, snow play! Molly's ready for fun. But mom won't let her leave the house until she's put on a snowsuit. "I HATE BOOTS!" Molly wails.
Buzzy's birthday has come, and he can't wait to celebrate. But every party requires a little bit of preparation, and Buzzy needs to be patient! In the end, Buzzy enjoys himself all the more for having waited.
A little boy wants no shower, no eggs at breakfast, no scarf or hat or gloves to wear. But he gives a big, firm “YES” to taking his backpack, having his homework done, and listening in class. And in the end, no and yes come together with a nice surprise.
Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet: Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.
Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father?
A tumble, a gash, and blood everywhere: Jon’s fallen off his bike and hurt his head. Now he has to be brave as the doctor stitches and fixes him up. Realistically portraying a child’s fear, this reassuring tale explains just what happens at the doctor’s office—and how everything turns out all right in the end.
Andy wants to blow his horn, but his family thinks his tooting is just too loud. Will he find a place to play? You can almost hear the music with every turn of the page.
This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches kids a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. A young shepherd pretends not once, but twice that a wolf is after his flock. But he learns a hard lesson when a wolf really appears…and no one heeds his cries.
"Will you play with me?" Kara asks everyone, but they're all too busy. But when the little girl finds a big red blanket and starts to play all by herself, her entire family wants to join the fun. Soon, they're all letting their imaginations run free, as the blanket turns into a galloping horse and a slithering snake.
How can you take care of me? Let me "alphabetize" the ways. Photographs of whimsical, handmade dolls accompany a lively text. Readers will delight in following the zany, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted animals through a variety of commands that all center on me!
Everyone's favority donkey, Buzzy, is back and, as always, helps young children explore their feelings and discover solutions. Focusing on one of the universal issues of childhood, learning to share, the story gently helps children grapple with difficulties and reassures them that some things are truly their own.
Whether acting as the family's computer guru, movie critic, taste tester, fashionista, tennis partner, or dog walker, every girl is useful!
Mike and Tony do everything together--including a sleepover each Friday. But this week they started a small pillow fight that grew...and grew...and grew. Will this be the end of a beautiful friendship?
If Jack Sprat and his wife had better table manners, maybe they would have used knives and forks instead of licking the platter clean. And the littlest pig would have been more helpful if he'd helped carry his brother's packages instead of crying wee-wee-wee all the way home.
What makes a mouse house a home? When Mouse moves into her new house, friend after friend come by to bring gifts and make for a cozy home.
A mysterious dragon arrives on a distant planet, and it's up to William to convince the people of his town that, even though he might look frightening, the dragon means no harm.
A tiny field mouse moves into an abandoned building. One by one, a cat, a rabbit, a frog, and a dog move in with him. "There's always room for one more," says Mouse. After dinner, when it's time to go to sleep, Mouse makes sure each new friend has just the right place to sleep.
New boots, new jacket, new hat…but no snow! Kids know how hard it is to wait—and this charmingly impatient boy just wants winter to arrive. Every day he goes to the window and peeks out—and every day the sun shines. Will those big white flakes ever fall?
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.
Follow along as Mike and his sister Pam run errands with their dad. After a long day at the barbershop and shoe store, Dad rewards the kids with a stop at the ice cream shop!
Buzzy's parents must deal with his reluctance to go to bed after taking a bath.
Bernadette Peters and Liz Murphy, the terrific team behind the New York Times best-selling Broadway Barks are back with a story about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog no one seems to like. Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires and, most important, that it's okay just to be herself.
Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar? The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?
Introducing Clover, the newest character in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series! Kids will make a great new friend-on-the-page when they meet the sunny-funny, no-holds-barred Clover in her debut school-centered adventures. Whether she's trying to sit still during story time, or singing a little louder during music hour, or cracking the tough-girl shell of a new kid who says she's "bad news," Clover is a fizz-and-pop girl! The school setting and everyday activities provide a relatable backdrop to the growing-up experiences showcased by Clover and other characters.
We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond. Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!