Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar? The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?
We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond. Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!
When Lulu grows up, she wants "a really, really big job." She doesn't want to wash elephants - she'd get all wet. She doesn't want to be a doctor - she doesn't like shots. She doesn't want to drive a big rig - hard hats itch. She wants the biggest, most important job of all, but what should it be? A mommy? An author? Nothing is out of the question for Lulu! Her simple game of "What's the biggest job of all?" will open young readers to the many possibilities before them too.
“Wash Your Hands” is perfect for teaching young learners the importance of washing their hands. Children are encouraged to lather up and wash their hands for about the time it takes to sing the ABC Song. What a great way to reinforce this important healthy habit!
A dragon protects a child’s dreams from nightmares in this picture book perfect for bedtime. Bedtime stories inspire a series of dream protectors for a little boy. The dream dragon keeps the nightmares away and is joined by dinosaurs, pirates, super heroes and more in the quest to keep nighttime safe.
A whimsical children's book about a red panda cub's adventures in India. Laloo the Red Panda is a coming of age tale about a red panda cub on a journey of self discovery in India. Laloo’s adventure begins when he escapes from Gambo, a dimwitted animal poacher, in the middle of the bustling streets of Mumbai! Laloo makes friends with a cast of lovable dogs who help him make his way through India back to his home in the Himalayas. Along the way, he learns an invaluable lesson about being true to yourself.
Petunia is NOT a princess. She doesn't want to be fancy or frilly and she certainly doesn't want another little princess moving in next door. But, when the newest neighbor likes pink and climbing trees, maybe Petunia can make a new friend and stay true to her self.
A cooking story for young and old (including an original recipe for Lemon Bar Cake), this is a delicious blend of cooking and caring. It celebrates the love between a grandson and his grandfather. Join Pop Pop and his grandson as they beat, batter and bond baking the young boy’s favorite Lemon Bar Cake. With full color, lovingly painted step-by-step instructions and a full ingredient list, this book is a sweet recipe for the hearts of lemon cake eaters young and old.
A sing-along-story set to the cadence of The Farmer in the Dell, featuring horses, chickens and lots of farming fun! It’s time to go to the farm, but what will we do there?
I love you like a skipping stone...I love you like a doggy's bone... Celebrating the love between a parent and a child, this rhyming book features a host of animals and the things they love about each other.
A child compares pets in this silly look at cats and dogs. "My cat can sleep. My dog can sleep. My cat can sleep on top of my dog."
It's time for Thanksgiving dinner, and Little Hoo and his friends and family are gathering for a feast. Introduce your little ones to the fun of bringing a community together for Thanksgiving with Little Hoo and all of his woodland friends.
Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they're the same age--80 years old--and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away--she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones.
Let's go camping! We’ll pack the tent, sleeping bags, food, firewood...why don’t we just read a book about camping? Used as a jumpstart for interaction, Discover Series Picture Books are a great way to introduce new images, words and ideas to kids.
Favorite nursery rhymes are paired with sweet and baby and toddler-friendly illustrations in this bright book from Amy Mullen. This cute collection features favorites such as Humpty-Dumpty, London Bridge is Falling Down and more.
Every kid has questions...and they also have the capacity to discover very interesting answers. In A Book of Questions, Jane G. Meyer leads kids through a pint-sized Socratic exercise in questioning the nature of the universe. Paired with Lucia Salemi’s whimsical illustrations, these questions are sure to get kids thinking, and coming up with new questions of their own.
Travel through the alphabet on the ABC train. This fun look at letters is a must for any train-loving child.
Diggy has lots of work to do! Join in the construction fun and help Diggy do what he does best. If your little boy loves dump trucks, diggers, and building fun, Diggy is sure to be a treat!
A joyful story celebrating the love between a granddaughter and her grandmother. This delightful picture books follows a young girl and her grandmother through a day of tea parties, dancing, hide and seek, pat-a-cake, bath time, story time, and bedtime. At the end of the story the little girl discovers why she is so extra special.
It's a beautiful day for a yellow umbrella! Bright, retro-inspired illustrations accompany a little girl on her dreamy day with a yellow umbrella.
Once in a blue moon, a special pet comes along. When Mandy adopts the best cat at the shelter, she doesn't realize it has a big secret and an even bigger personality.
The alphabet is amazing! Explore the letters and their sounds in this collection of illustrations and alliterations from Erika Barriga. Younger children will learn to associate the colorful letter with the sound and older children will enjoy wrapping their mouths around the funny, tongue-twisting text.
An exhausted zebra is ready for bed but the other animals at the zoo still want to play. Help the Zebra say “Shhh” to the lions, elephants and other noisy animals at the zoo.
It's time to get ready, Bunny! Bunny? BUNNY? In this charming little book, author/illustrator Brenda Ponnay has artfully depicted the morning routine of so many families. Whether your little one would rather stay in bed, play with toys, or try on every outfit in the closet, this book is sure to resonate with parents. Kids are sure to enjoy being the ones to take charge and convince little bunny to get his tail out the door.
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.