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Lady Ginny's Tea Parties

Susan R. Jolliffe (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439198

When ear-scratcher (the duke) and Calls-Me-Sweetie-Pie (the Duchess) do not return in time to host their family's famous series of tea parties, Lady Ginny (the poodle) and Codger (the cat) must step in. Codger slows them down a bit, but with the help of Cook and two tiny and unusual characters, they entertain eleven gatherings of guests from mountain lions to butterflies, with just the right treats for each, elegantly prepared, and (almost) flawlessly presented. Lady Ginny's Tea Parties is Lady Ginny's scrapbook, documenting her heroic attempts: the menus, the mishaps and the haute couture.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Rebecca Hu-Van Wright (author), Ying-hwa Hu (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725189

Three Billy Goats Gruff live on a hillside, and are always hungry. One day, across the valley they see a field of delicious looking green grass. They decide to go there but have to cross an old bridge guarded by a terrible troll.

The Fire Truck Adventure

Joanne Meier (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539587

Herbie Bear has an imaginary adventure on a fire truck after local firefighters visit his school.

Princess Frog

Galia Bernstein, Enid Richemont (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427175557

A princess, bored with her princess duties and fancy clothes, longs for freedom and adventure. Actually, she would prefer to be a frog! But then she falls in love.

The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas

Keith Brockett (author), Joseph Cowman (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781634704281

In The Nutcracker's Night Before Christmas preparations for a doomed stage production of the classic ballet goes from terribly bad to ridiculously worse. Sick stagehands, renegade cats, and crashing Christmas trees have everyone sure that the show won't go on. But it's Christmas Eve and help is on the way! Told in verse with wonderful whimsical illustrations, this story hits all the right notes for holiday reading.

Balloon Toons: The Super Duper Dog Park

Aron Nels Steinke (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609050931

Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he's gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!

Wetlands

Quinn M. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608459

A kindergarten-level introduction to wetlands, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and defining features.

Sheep

Quinn A. Arnold (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566608305

A kindergarten-level introduction to sheep, covering their growth process, behaviors, the farms they call home, and such defining features as their woolly fleece.

The Riddle Horse

Mark Summers (author), Mark Summers (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607902

In this gentle riddle of a tale, a well-loved horse recounts its adventures and various riders throughout the long years of its curiously restricted yet imaginatively rich life.

Fuzzy, Furry Hat

Etienne Delessert (author)Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607889

A lonely bear who lives in a magical tree provides shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry hat as they all withstand a deluge and become forever friends.

Rainforests

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566607797

A kindergarten-level introduction to rainforests, covering their climate, plant and animal life, and such defining features as their tall trees.

Where Do I End and You Begin?

Shulamith Oppenheim (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606271

A sweetly poetic tribute to the interconnectedness of creatures and the natural world as well as humans and our loving relationships with one another is delicately rendered by artist Monique Felix.

Rescue Boats

Kate Riggs (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606103

A kindergarten-level introduction to rescue boats, covering their divers, equipment, role in rescuing, and such defining features as their lights.

Worms

Laura K. Murray (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606127

A kindergarten-level introduction to worms, covering their growth process, behaviors, the ground they call home, and such defining features as their bands.

Night Circus

Etienne Delessert (author)Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605632

Author and illustrator Etienne Delessert reflects on his lifelong pursuit of art using the dreamlike scenario of a circus procession filled with fairy-tale allusions and literary inspirations.As each car passes, a different act represents a “stage” in life, and the performers direct a question to the bystander,prompting him to participate and follow the caravan into the great unknown. Lighting a candle, he affirms his own contribution to the artistic tradition and invites readers to play their part in the game of life.

Mocha Dick

Brian Heinz (author), Randall Enos (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604994

Believed to have been active from 1810 to 1859, Mocha Dick was infamous for the ferocity of his retaliations against those who attempted to capture him. From the first recorded encounter near the South American island of Mocha till the fatal harpoon blow, the sperm whale was a legend in his own time. In language befitting a sea lore, author Brian Heinz describes characteristic episodes of the great whale’s life, as illustrator Randall Enos animates the tale in a textured style evocative of scrimshaw. Narrative nonfiction with back matter resources.

Time to Build

Kate Riggs (author), Laszlo Kubinyi (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566605106

How does a pile of materials become a fantastic tree house? Time to Build offers up a fun, foundational introduction to six common tools that are sure to fascinate every preschool learner. Simple, rhythmical text introduces each device and how it fits into a particular part of the construction process. Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, present the tools being used to complete a special project. Set within a durable board book format, this is a title all young readers will use to build their skills!

Homer Henry Hudson's Curio Museum

Zack Rock (author), Zack Rock (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566604963

With a nose for adventure and an eye on history, Homer Henry Hudson travels the world for pieces to add to his exhibits at the Curio Museum. Author and illustrator Zack Rock crafts a tale brimming with curiosities, not the least of which is the true identity of the museum’s canine caretaker, who, as he reflects on the exotic collection at his paws, becomes inspired to venture out into the unknown once again.

Diggers

Aaron Frisch (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603737

A kindergarten-level introduction to diggers, covering their size, movement, role in the process of construction, and such defining features as their arms and buckets.

The Boat

Monique Felix (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603096

Within the pages of this wordless title, two mice chew their way through seemingly empty pages to reveal a host of opposite situations—until they both get wet.

I'm Not a Pig in Underpants

Elwood H. Smith (author)Elwood H. Smith (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603010

Cartoonist Elwood H. Smith presents a comical rhyming story in which a mysterious animal narrator challenges readers to figure out its identity by explaining which kinds of animal it is not.

The One and Only 1, 2, 3 Book

R.O. Blechmann (author), R.O. Blechmann (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603034

In this lighthearted counting book, 10 animated numerals take turns introducing themselves, gradually filling up empty pages with chickens, airplanes, dancing frogs, and more.

Full Color

Etienne Delessert (author), Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603058

Imaginative creatures present all the colors of the rainbow, identify primary colors, and illustrate how three colors can make countless others in this one-of-a-kind introduction.

How Fast Can You Go?

Kate Riggs (author), Nate Williams (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566603065

Detailed illustrations and simple text are paired within a board book format to introduce young readers to the sounds and relative speeds of six modes of transportation.

Mouse Books: The Alphabet

Monique Felix (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602426

Within the pages of this wordless title, two mice pull lettered scraps of paper through a hole in a page and have fun laying out all the letters of the alphabet.