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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!

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.

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.

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.

A Glass

Etienne Delessert (author), Etienne Delessert (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602990

Children's author and illustrator Etienne Delessert tells the story of Eglantine Besson, the woman who became his mother, and of the glass that came to represent their relationship.

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.

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.

Mouse Books: The Wind

Monique Felix (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602433

Within the pages of this wordless title, an inventive mouse that is inspired by birds and aircraft shows creativity in turning a sheet of paper into a flying pinwheel.

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.

The Numbers

Monique Felix (author)Monique Felix (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566602280

Creative Editions is proud to reissue these cleverly illustrated books, which have charmed countless browsers over the years. Each story begins with a curious mouse that eats its way into a book and, discovering a canvas for adventure, uses its ingenuity to turn the blank sheets of paper into something more. Watch as the little rodent is joined by a whole group of gnawing mice that turns scraps of paper into a counting lesson in The Numbers.

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.

It's a Firefly Night

Dianne Ochiltree (author)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609052911

Part glittery counting book, part endearing daddy-daughter story! A favorite childhood activity—catching fireflies—glows from the pages of this story, plus counting. Lilting rhymes chronicle a little girl's capture and release of fireflies, one by one, capped off by a collection of fascinating firefly facts.

Alphabet: Bb

Jodene Lynn Smith

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743984409

This book features a letter of the alphabet and includes familiar images, word labels, direct picture-text match, and sight word vocabulary to help readers at Kindergarten reading level to develop phonemic awareness and phonic skills.

Juan y Juanita

Brooke Harris (author), Jessica Wolk-Stanley (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781612698045

Sube la colina con Juan y Juanita. Pero ten cuidado al bajar!

Verde, Verde La Ranita

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599229867

Learn the colors of the rainbow through the lyrical rhyming text.

Soccer in the Snow (Double Letter Vowels-3A)

Lynda Franco (author)

Publisher: Raven Tree Press ISBN: 9781621672586

This book is intended for readers approaching fluency in English. This collection of silly, humorous poems is intended to use target vocabulary in unique, imaginative ways. The poems repetitively employ phonemic awareness categories of rhyme, alliteration, and assonance.

Shetland Sheepdogs

Anne Wendorff

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612112862

Shetland Sheepdogs were first used to herd animals on farms in the Shetland Islands. Today, these dogs make great guard dogs, therapy dogs, and companion dogs. Students will learn about the many roles of Shetland Sheepdogs. Blastoff! Series

The Story of Esther

Kim Mitzo Thompson (author), Ron Kauffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228150

A classic Bible story comes to life in this beautifully illustrated book!

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.

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!

Let's Get It Started

Stacey Sparks (author), Juan Bautista Juan Oliver (illustrator)

Publisher: Newmark Learning ISBN: 9781478804819

I Believe in Myself

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.