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Let's Play

Tamia Sheldon (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953607

One bored kid. Two exasperated parents. A collection of favorite activities presented by zany animals. In this little book, kids can choose a calm or active idea and enlist parents and caregivers in the fun. Activities are designated "red" or "blue" so parents can set the guidelines and let kids do the choosing. With each activity lasting only around 15 minutes, you’re sure to be able to carve out the time to make lasting memories with your child.

If I had a Little Boat

Calee M. Lee (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953591

If you had a little red boat, what would you do with it? Where would it go? Who would it meet? Great for bedtime or beginning readers, this rhyming picture book features mesmerizing images and simple, rhythmic text.

I Saw a Friend

Katrina Streza (author) Michele Katz (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953577

When a little girl goes for a walk outside, she sees plenty of animals that could be a perfect playmate for her. Can she get them to stick around and play? A fun picture book for preschoolers and other young children with lots of prepositions, perfect for classroom use.

A Dog for Everyone

Katrina Streza (author)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953355

This rhyming look at different dogs brings out the best in each breed. Whether you're considering a new family pet, or your child just can't get enough of dogs and puppies, this is a fun book for toddlers through early readers.

My Cat is Fat

Katrina Streza (author), Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953157

In MY CAT IS FAT, a little boy loves (and loses) his fat cat. Come along and help him look for his fat cat and encounter a sad dog, a stinky skunk and more animal friends along the way.

Free as a Bird

Annelin Fagernes (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953027

A boy wishes he was a bird, but discovers that a life lived in trees and cages is not for him. This dreamy picture book is the debut from Annelin Fagernes and is a lovely look at playing pretend and taking control of your own life.

Tongue Twisters

Amy Mullen (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532408236

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Classic tongue twisters are paired with cheery illustrations in this new collection. Children will be introduced to Peter Piper (and his peck of pickled peppers), a young fisher named Fischer, a flea and a fly who flew up a flue and many many more funny tongue twisters.

The Bedtime Battle

M.R. Nelson (author), Leila Zimenka (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532408199

Alice and Adele are going to have a sleepover but Adele is a little bit nervous. As the friends get ready to go to sleep, common bedtime worries keep popping up. But there's nothing to fear! Alice is ready to do battle with anything that comes their way! This sweet story celebrates friendship and problem solving skills.

Macaroni the Great and the Sea Beast

Whitney Childers (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532407697

A sailor cat loves to spend his days on the ocean with his human, Sammy. They make a great team, catching fish, driving the boat, and doing battle against terrible sea creatures. This sweet story celebrates the friendship and everyday joy of a cat and his friend.

If a Dog Could Wear a Hat

Elizabeth Maginnis (author) Annie Dwyer Internicola (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532407598

If a dog could wear a hat, what would he do? Would he be a pirate or a Viking or a sailor of a canoe? This silly rhyming picture book will get kids talking about the impossible possibilities of one sweet dog and lots and lots of hats. In this story, Erin is home sick from school and convinces her patient pooch to accept a game of dress up. When Erin is finally ready to rest, the dog gets to play the game too.

Professor McNasty's Collection of Slimes

Chris Bickley (author) Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532405365

When two children save up money and order a slime making kit from Professor McNasty's Collection of Slimes catalog, they had no idea for the mess they would be in! This funny children's book is an imaginative look at slime on the loose. Perfect for kids who love to play with and make slime!

The Tide is Coming In

Calee M. Lee (author) Joanna Czernichowska (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402395

Children spend their afternoon at the beach building a sand castle, jumping over waves and chasing sea gulls. In this sweet and lyrical text, a brother and sister must confront the power of the tides as they seek to save their sand castle from ruin.

The Tooth That's on the Loose

Chris Robertson (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402302

When a loose tooth shows up in town, the local sheriff must do what it takes to send that wiggly tooth packing. This funny approach to the classic childhood situation of loosing a tooth is a must read for home and classroom libraries. Chris Robertson's playful art is sure to delight young readers who can't wait to loose a tooth.

It's Snot Fair!

Brenda Ponnay (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532402258

What’s invisible and smells like a carrot? Bunny Farts! Burps, farts, boogers, and other bodily functions take center stage in this collection of illustrated jokes sure to be adored by the preschool through early elementary set.

The Forest Sleeps

Calee M. Lee (author) Erin Kenna (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532401848

Say “sleep tight” to all the forest animals like bears, bunnies, squirrels and more in this sweet bedtime book for little ones.

Danny’s Five Senses

Mia Coulton (author, illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9780972029506

Dad's birthday cake is on the table. Danny loves cake. See how Danny uses all five of his senses when celebrating Dad's birthday.

Jingle Bells

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Ivy Dad (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640339064

Kids will get into the holiday spirit as they sing-along with this classic Christmas song “Jingle Bells!” As snowflakes fall in the night sky, a little boy dreams of what Santa will bring him on Christmas morning. Will his favorite dinosaur appear in his stocking? Find out what happen when he dreams of Santa Claus and the wonderful surprise that awaits him in the morning.

My Good Dog

Streza Katrina (author) Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623954741

Even the best dog can't do everything. Here is a funny new beginning reader from the same pair that brought you MY CAT IS FAT and MY CAT, MY DOG. Starring The Dog--this book helps children build their reading skills while laughing the entire time.

Five Little Bunnies

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Dorothy Stott (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645802488

Five little bunnies are going outside to explore. Follow along to see what will happen as each one hops away! Children will laugh as they learn to count from 1 to 5 in this delightfully illustrated eBook.

The Wheels On The Bus

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Ivy Dad (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640339088

Kids will love to sing-along with this classic children’s song “The Wheels On The Bus!” The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round. The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep. The wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish. The driver on the bus says, “Move on back,” and so much more. Children will love this repetitive song which encourages learning through music and introduces children to important early childhood skills they will need for the school years ahead.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Ivy Dad (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640339071

Kids will love to sing-along with this classic children’s song, “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” This well-known rhyming song is perfect to sing and follow along with just before bedtime. “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” encourages learning through music and introduces children to important early literacy skills they will need for the school years ahead.

B-I-N-G-O!

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Ivy Dad (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781640339057

Kids will love to sing-along and meet the farmer and his adorable dog, Bingo. This repetitive song encourages learning through music and introduces children to important early childhood skills they will need for the school years ahead. With this perfect combination of education and entertainment, kids and parents alike will enjoy clapping and singing along with the farmer’s favorite dog, Bingo!

Danny’s Game of Sink or Float

Mia Coulton (author) Mia Coulton (illustrator)

Publisher: MaryRuth Books ISBN: 9781933624815

Danny and Bee play in a bathtub, and learn which toys sink and which toys float.

Boats Will Float

Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum (author) Brett Curzon (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166707

Writing in rhythmic text, author Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum (Trains Don't Sleep) explores the many types of watercraft navigating our lakes, rivers, and oceans, including trawlers, tankers, and cruise ships. Beginning with the sunrise, boats of all shapes and sizes are on their way to a full day. Fishing boats with their nets head out for their day's lucky catch. Tugboats guide a freighter safely into harbor, and pleasure craft such as sailboats and speedboats offer hours of enjoyment for their passengers. Then when night comes, even boats take a rest, including a houseboat that is docked with its family warm and cozy inside. Back matter includes detailed descriptions of each type of watercraft mentioned.

Otis P. Oliver Protests

Keri Claiborne Boyle (author) Daniel Duncan (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166783

Otis P. Oliver is taking a stand. He is NOT taking another bath--ever. But when your opinions matter to the rest of the family about as much as the opinions of the family dog (who, it's worth mentioning, only has to bathe once a month), you have to get serious. So Otis borrows a spiffy suit from his dad and rouses a rabble of neighbor kids to stand up for what the know is right: a bathtub ban. This hilarious story about standing up for what you believe in, compromise, and family will have readers of all ages ready to hit the pavement for their cause--whatever it may be.