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Wish for Fish

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621670

Get out the reel, get out the rod, get out the wriggly worms: Sammy has a wish to catch a fish. A very, very big fish. The biggest fish in the whole lake. But instead he snags a sneaker, a shirt, and a tube. Will his luck change? 

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? 

Pizza and Other Stinky Poems

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801132

What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor. 

Plain and Fancy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barroux (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621519

This is a charming book about opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.

Please Don't Eat Me!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Roger De Muth (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621526

Were you thinking of having fish for dinner? The fish in this story may talk you out of it! After all, fish are pretty bony...and have you seen what they eat? 

Say Cheese

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621847

A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief. 

Shoes Need Feet, Feet Need Shoes

Harriet Ziefert (author) Larry Stevens (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621540

A bright and wildly colorful book with lots of clowns slipping, sliding, riding, and playing around. Delightful drawings bring the simple question-and-answer text to life, and every page offers plenty of amusement.

The Prince Bumped His Head

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

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621595

Oh, the Prince has a boo-boo: he bumped his head and needs a band-aid. Who will get it? The nanny starts the cry, and soon the cook, the King, the Queen, the general all swing into action. An entertaining cumulative story with rhythmic word repetition that enhances the reading experience.

The Prince's Tooth Is Loose

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

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801705

Poor little prince! He's got a loose tooth, so the whole kingdom springs into action to help.

The Turnip

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621601

What a BIG turnip—it’s so huge, the old man can’t pull it out of the ground. So he calls the old woman…and she calls the girl, who calls the dog, who calls the cat. Kids will love this amusing cumulative tale.

Where Are You Going?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621892

What could be funnier than a pig in a wig dancing a jig? Youngsters will be in hog heaven reading about a sweet, silly pig who's running away from home. What will he do--he's not so big. Will he decide to dig? Or drive a rig?

Who Sank the Boat?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621915

Five animal friends set out in a raft, and there's plenty of space. Then a voice pleads "Move over! Move over! Make room for me." So they all move over--and no one falls out. But then another pal begs to come in. And another. Yet even with Hippo aboard, all is well. But sometimes it's the tiniest creature that makes the biggest difference of all. 

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.

Families Have Together

Harriet Ziefert (author) Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621991

A rollicking, rhyming description of the ins and outs, and ups and downs of every family. The upbeat text is certain to bring smiles and chuckles to everyone, because everybody has family, and everybody likes to moan and groan about family life, and laugh at it, too. 

Hair…Monday to Sunday

Harriet Ziefert (author) Tamara Petrosino (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801033

Wear her hair like an ordinary girl? No way! Brenda will change it every day. She’ll dress it up with barrettes, give it bangs like spaghetti, and adorn it with headbands, gold dust, and confetti.

I Won't Go to Bed

Harriet Ziefert (author) Andrea Baruffi (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801651

Jake should be asleep, but he's decided to stay up all night long. Will he make it until morning?

A Bunny Is Funny

Harriet Ziefert (author) Todd McKie (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801255

A moose, an owl, and an elephant are just a few of the animals that show up in this fun foray into rhyming.

Fooba Wooba John

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621786

A flea kicking a tree, a rat wearing a hat (sitting on a baseball bat) and a moose drinking juice in a big red caboose: what strange and wonderful things are happening here? Maybe it’s all a little boy’s dream…

Flip-a-Word: Wet Pet

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621359

Is that a pet in a net? Flip a page and watch a jet get wet. Wet Pet features these word families: -et, -am, -ed.

Flip-a-Word: Stop Pop

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621342

Offering a springboard into independent reading, Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Flip-a-Word: Snow Bow

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621335

Is that bow in the snow? Will we meet on the street? Flip a page and watch a feet turn into a feet meet and then beet on feet! Snow Bow features these word families: -ow, -eet, -ate.

Flip-a-Word: Quack Shack

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621328

Is that a quack shack? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a sack turn into quacks with sack and then sack on jack! Quack Shack features these word families: -ack, -ick, -ock.

Flip-a-Word: Pig Wig

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621311

Who can dig a pig in a wig? Even kids who can’t read a sentence can read one word, or a two-word phrase. By turning the pages, kids are pulled into the learning dynamic as they gain a new word that rhymes with one they just saw.

Flip-a-Word: Ice Mice

Harriet Ziefert (author) Yukiko Kido (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621304

With art in the Japanese anime style, each book in this interactive early reading series features a different word family. Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme, and connect words that have matching long, or short, vowel sounds. By mastering this dynamic, kids can read words they don’t necessarily know.