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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.

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.

I Hate to Read!

Rita Marshall (author)Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602266

Victor Dickens hates to read, and nothing can change his mind. Or can it? How about a parrot with a peg leg? Or a rabbit with black barn boots? Or a field mouse with gold coins? Anything can happen on the whimsical, wonderful night when a little boy with a stubborn hatred of books discovers that printed words can take on lives of their own. Created by the talented tandem of Rita Marshall and Etienne Delessert, I Hate to Read! won the 1993 Benjamin Franklin Award upon its original publication.

Tall City, Wide Country

Seymour Chwast (author), Seymour Chwast (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602297

Tall City,Wide Country, by renowned illustrator Seymour Chwast, invites young readers to pack their bags for a journey from a rural environment to an urban landscape. Enjoy panoramic illustrations of broad cows, expansive sunshine, and seemingly endless horizons ... then turn the book sideways and do some bigcity sightseeing, taking in vertical parades, towering skyscrapers, and highrising elevators. Light on words but big on charm, this unique picture book is a trip worth taking!

Sammy

Kathleen Urmston (author), Gloria Gedeon (illustrator)

Publisher: Kaeden Books ISBN: 9781578740895

The lowest level Sammy book foreshadows the later books in the Sammy series.

Squid and Pickles

Jeff Dinardo (author), John Abbott Nez (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781936163069

Helen and Ethan have a big surprise planned for Roy. Will he learn that manners matter? Young readers will learn that being pushy and rude can lead to not-so-fun surprises!

Mechanimals

Chris Tougas (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436302

When a tornado leaves a farmer with a heap of scrap metal and no animals, his neighbors are sure it's all over for him. But the determined farmer refuses to admit defeat. His plans are big, and when his neighbors dismiss them with the words, "When pigs fly," they grow bigger still. The farmer sets to work to turn that scrap metal into some rather surprising creatures. Mechanimals will help all of us believe in our dreams, despite what the neighbors may say.

The Winning Basket

Cecilia Minden (author), Bob Ostrom (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781602539501

A classroom visit by his favorite professional basketball player sparks Herbie Bear's imagination.

A Swim through the Sea

Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini (author)

Publisher: Dawn Publications ISBN: 9781584693239

Praised by Jacques Cousteau, this book, illustrated and written by a16 year-old, is a classic introduction to the marine habitat. This 1994 alphabet and alliteration book continues to be a favorite of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere. It is truly an exceptional swim through an alphabet of sea creatures. Each page highlights a selected species with a full-color illustration and a paragraph of fascinating facts, surrounded by a frame full of extra creatures and vocabulary. It reaches a large age range because the large text is for young readers, while smaller text is for you or more advanced children. Kristin Joy Pratt (A Walk in the Rainforest) once again successfully inspires a generation of children about one of the most precious and fragile realms on Earth.

Muttlee, the Best Dog in the World!

Taylor Farley (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9780997989632

A story of how a funny-looking dog from the pound became the best dog in the world.

Dorothy and the Glasses (Armenian)

Ivona Brezinova (author), Mentor Llapashtica (illustrator)

Publisher: International Step by Step Association ISBN: 9781931854627

Mommy, Daddy, and Dorothy's brother, Martin, all wear glasses. But not Dorothy. She knows that glasses make people see better, and she wants to see better, too. Never mind that she can see perfectly without them. She feels like an outsider in her own family, and so she draws glasses on her face and on all her toys. But when she tries on her Daddy's glasses, she gets a big surprise!

The Bug on the Rug

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825833

A little bug crosses a rug in search of her friend, the slug. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ug' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

The Rag Bag

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825840

A bag of rags is the source for numerous projects, including a homemade flag. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ag' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

A Crab in the Cab

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825734

Tab the Crab goes on an adventure when he sneaks into a cab and must get back to the beach. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ab' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

A Cub in the Tub

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825741

A bear cub rubs too much dirt on himself and requires a bath. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ub' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ben's Hen

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825758

Ben and his friend Jen have an adventure with hens on a farm. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'en' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Fun in the Sun

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825765

A child has fun running and eating a cinnamon bun in the warm sun. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'un' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Kit's Banana Split

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825772

Join Kit as she goes through the steps of making a banana split. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'it' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

My Big Wig

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825789

A child must chase a windblown wig that eventually lands on a pig. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ig' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.

Ned, Ted, and the Red Shed

Marv Alinas (author)Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781503825796

Friends Ned and Ted paint a shed red and put things inside. This simple story for beginning readers teaches the 'ed' sound through rhyming text and bright, original illustrations. Additional features to aid in comprehension include a word list for review, a note to parents and educators, and an introduction to the author and illustrator.