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Birthday for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178633

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.

Piggy Goes Out

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801118

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.

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

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? 

Cats Hide, Cats Seek

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621717

This tale of two kitties who like fun and games is the cat’s meow! Just like children, Tic and Tac play hide and seek and chase each other around and around. But when Rover joins in, does that mean trouble? 

Cats Messy, Cats Clean

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621724

Tic and Tac are cleaning up their dirty house! Soon every room is squeaky clean. There’s just one problem: what can they do without messing everything up again? Their solution has sure kid-appeal.

Friends for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621366

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. 

Going to Boston

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tanya Roitman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621373

Come along on a visit to Boston’s famous Public Garden. There are ducks there to see! Where could they be? Try to find Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, and their quacking friends. 

Going to New York City

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tanya Roitman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801682

Come along on our journey to New York. It's a special trip, just to visit the lions. Which lions could that be? The ones in the zoo? Toy lions in the store? Not at all: come see the lions who live at the New York Public Library.

Going to Washington

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tanya Roitman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621380

Come along on our journey to America's capital. We'll visit the White House, look for past presidents, and learn fun facts about the president's home.

Let's Move

Harriet Ziefert (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621441

This simple, charming book will have children counting, moving, and learning! Quirky characters Ink, Wink, and Blink shake their heads, touch the ground, stand up, sit down, and jump all around. Kids everywhere will want to join the fun.

Let’s Do Something

Harriet Ziefert (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621823

Ink, Wink, and Blink complain they have nothing to do, despite enough toys to keep an army of kids busy. But the three eventually find some hilariously slapstick ways to entertain themselves…and readers, too!

A Balloon for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621083

Buzzy the donkey has fun playing with a balloon until it pops and he must find another way to entertain himself.

Buzzy & Friends: Colors

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178589

Buzzy paints with red paint, blue paint, and yellow paint...but what happens when the colors start to run together?

Buzzy & Friends: Lots and Lots

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178572

Buzzy and his friends are learning what it means to have one, some, many, or lots and lots—an important first math experience.

Smudge and Friends: Stop Bugging Me

Daniel Cleary (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801248

Smudge the dog is busy. He has a secret errand to run, and it isn't anybody's business. But not one of his friends listen to his pleas. This charming and disarming story, about a curmudgeon who is loved in spite of himself by his faithful flock of friends, will win over readers of all ages.

Mouse Mystery

Susan Pearson (author) Amanda Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801088

Mouse hears scary noises in her new home. Who could it be? Join along as Mouse solves the mystery and makes a new friend.

Mouse House

Susan Pearson (author) Amanda Shepherd (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801071

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.

Grandpas Are for Puddle Jumping

Harriet Ziefert (author) Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801026

What makes a grandfather special to his grandchildren and his grandchildren special to their grandfather? It's the little things that matter in this loving tribute to grandpas and grandkids everywhere. 

Grandmas Are for Snowy Days

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801019

A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.

Let's Ride Scooters

Harriet Ziefert (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621830

Take a colorful ride with Wink, Blink, and Ink on their super scooters. They stop at the red, go with the green, and wear bright helmets as they splash through puddles and head up hills. What a wonderful day—and then it’s time to go home. Zoom!

Bedtime for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621106

Buzzy's parents must deal with his reluctance to go to bed after taking a bath.

Beach Day for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621090

Buzzy learns to swim in the ocean and to rebuild his sandcastle after it is washed away.

Travels with Charlie: Across the Midwest

Miles Backer (author), Chuck Nitzberg (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054625

Mount Rushmore, the Motown museum, a dinosaur trail, and a hot rod showplace are among the fascinating array of well-known, historical, and wonderfully oddball destinations on Charlie's travels. For every state, a selection of Did You Know... facts adds colorful information about the stops along the way. Did you Know... why Missouri is called the "Show-Me- State"? where Kool-Aid was invented? where you can find a 600-pound ball of stamps? And do you think you'll be able to spot the hidden Charlie in every state?

Stella is a Star

Bernadette Peters (author), Liz Murphy (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050085

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.

It's Me, Clover

Lola M. Schaefer (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055028

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.