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The Hungry Shark

Tamia Sheldon (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953874

It’s lunchtime, and Amelia is hungry! Amelia the Shark is looking for her lunch but all of the sea creatures she finds have a clever form of protection. The Hungry Shark features colorful images, playful text and an kid-friendly recipe starring Amelia's favorite food: seaweed! This fun children's book is perfect for calm afternoons and bedtime.

Lula's Brew

Elizabeth Dulemba (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781623953683

Lula's aunties want her to be a witch like them, but Lula prefers to study cookbooks rather than spell books (and hates to fly on a broom). Lula wants to be a famous chef. In desperation, the aunties insist she try to make one last potion. Lula secretly adds her cooking flair and in true witchy fashion creates a brew that bewitches the entire town, and her aunties too! This fun rhyming tale transcends the typical Halloween story to appeal to cooks and "foodies" throughout the year.

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.

I'll Trade my Peanut Butter Sandwich

Chris Robertson (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532401879

When a boy trades his peanut-butter sandwich, it begins a series of increasingly absurd and outrageous trades, until he finally discovers an appreciation for the simple things in life.

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.

Annabel and Cat

Amy Mullen (author, illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532401817

Little Annabel is busy as always. In this book, she and Cat spend a fun filled day of imagination together. Amy Mullen’s distinctive illustrations and simple text make this a great book for preschoolers through beginning readers.

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.

Two Is Safer Than One

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (authors) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645802501

Adorable monster friends and bright photographs, coupled with an easy to follow “word-for-word” story, will entertain pre-readers and reinforce early literacy skills as the story talks about why there is safety in numbers. Children and parents alike will enjoy reading and singing along to “Two Is Safer Than One” over and over again!

Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (authors) Iesha Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781645802525

Repetitive text and adorable photographs will entertain pre-readers and reinforce early literacy skills. Children and parents alike will enjoy reading along as they listen and follow the cute directions over and over again!

Sleep, My Little One

Kim Mitzo Thompson, Karen Mitzo Hilderbrand (author) Carol Schwartz (illustrator)

Publisher: Twin Sisters ISBN: 9781599228228

Listen to the story! Read the story! Sing the Story! “Sleep, My Little One,” includes the Read-along version of the story followed by the same story sung in an adorable song. As night draws near, mom and baby share precious moments during bath time and bedtime. “Up the stairs and in the bath I’ll wash those little toes. Tickle your tummy as you splash, then, I’ll kiss your sweet, wet nose.” Bedtime is a special time for bonding and saying, “I love you.” Gentle illustrations and rhyming text will make this a favorite for young children. This book is the perfect way to end a busy day. Titles in the Read & Sing Along Series include: A Is For Alligator, A Pilot Flies Her Plane, At The Farm, Diez En La Cama, Down Through The Chimney, Duerme, Mi Pequenito, Hickory Dickory Dock & More, Humpty Dumpty & More, Huge Machines, I Like Colors, I Thank God For You, It’s Night-Night Time, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Llego La Noche, Me Gustan Los Colores, Ten In The Bed, Two By Two & The Wheels On The Bus.

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.