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Wish for Fish

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621670

Get out the reel, get out the rod, get out the wriggly worms: Sammy has a wish to catch a fish. A very, very big fish. The biggest fish in the whole lake. But instead he snags a sneaker, a shirt, and a tube. Will his luck change? 

Won't Wear Boots

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621687

Snow day, snow play! Molly's ready for fun. But mom won't let her leave the house until she's put on a snowsuit. "I HATE BOOTS!" Molly wails.

Rainy Day Kitty

Harriet Ziefert (author) Brigette Barrager (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178657

A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.

Birthday for Buzzy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Emily Bolam (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781953178633

Buzzy's birthday has come, and he can't wait to celebrate. But every party requires a little bit of preparation, and Buzzy needs to be patient! In the end, Buzzy enjoys himself all the more for having waited.

Mommy Surprise

Harriet Ziefert (author) Richard Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621465

Juice, cookies, flowers, and presents on a tray—that’s a surprise any mom would love! Young readers will enjoy this charming story about three siblings who combine forces to do something wonderful for their Mom. It’s perfect for celebrating a birthday, Mother’s Day, or any day.

Monster Hunt

Harriet Ziefert (author) Elliot Kreloff (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621472

Where are we going? Not around or over, but through and across until we find a BIG surprise! Not only is this delightful story (based on the song, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) full of fun and cool sound effects, it also teaches children basic concepts and prepositions.

My String Broke

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801095

Do re mi—what can that be? It’s the sound of children preparing for music class. Make pretty music fill the air. Bravo! 

Naughty and Nice

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barroux (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621489

Meet Emily and Alex, fraternal twins who love being different. Emily is clean, Alex is dirty; Emily likes dots, Alex likes stripes; Emily is noisy, Alex is quiet. 

No! Yes!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621496

A little boy wants no shower, no eggs at breakfast, no scarf or hat or gloves to wear. But he gives a big, firm “YES” to taking his backpack, having his homework done, and listening in class. And in the end, no and yes come together with a nice surprise.

Piggy Goes Out

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801118

Too dark, too cold, too stormy, too wet: Joselina Piggy can’t wait to get outside, but every time she asks Big Pig Papa if he’s ready, he has another reason to say “NO!” Kids will relate to this impatient little pig.

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father? 

Pizza and Other Stinky Poems

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801132

What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor. 

Plain and Fancy

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barroux (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621519

This is a charming book about opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.

Please Don't Eat Me!

Harriet Ziefert (author) Roger De Muth (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621526

Were you thinking of having fish for dinner? The fish in this story may talk you out of it! After all, fish are pretty bony...and have you seen what they eat? 

Say Cheese

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621847

A day at the zoo can be lots of fun when you have a camera to catch the crocs, parrots, zebras, and other wild animals who live there. But what if your big sister is the photographer, and not you? Why, then you've got plenty of time to get into some mischief. 

School Worms

Harriet Ziefert (author) Barry Gott (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801163

Mr. Bunsen’s class has a fun assignment today: to look at wiggly, squiggly, squirmy WORMS! The students have lots of interesting experiments to carry out and questions to answer, from whether worms like water to how long they are when they stretch out. 

Shoes Need Feet, Feet Need Shoes

Harriet Ziefert (author) Larry Stevens (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621540

A bright and wildly colorful book with lots of clowns slipping, sliding, riding, and playing around. Delightful drawings bring the simple question-and-answer text to life, and every page offers plenty of amusement.

Stitches

Harriet Ziefert (author) Rich Rossi (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621854

A tumble, a gash, and blood everywhere: Jon’s fallen off his bike and hurt his head. Now he has to be brave as the doctor stitches and fixes him up. Realistically portraying a child’s fear, this reassuring tale explains just what happens at the doctor’s office—and how everything turns out all right in the end.  

Stop Tooting

Harriet Ziefert (author) Sanford Hoffman (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621861

Andy wants to blow his horn, but his family thinks his tooting is just too loud. Will he find a place to play? You can almost hear the music with every turn of the page.

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

Harriet Ziefert (author) Lee Wildish (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801675

This simple and effective retelling of the traditional fable teaches kids a valuable lesson: always tell the truth. A young shepherd pretends not once, but twice that a wolf is after his flock. But he learns a hard lesson when a wolf really appears…and no one heeds his cries.

The Prince Bumped His Head

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621595

Oh, the Prince has a boo-boo: he bumped his head and needs a band-aid. Who will get it? The nanny starts the cry, and soon the cook, the King, the Queen, the general all swing into action. An entertaining cumulative story with rhythmic word repetition that enhances the reading experience.

The Prince's Tooth Is Loose

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801705

Poor little prince! He's got a loose tooth, so the whole kingdom springs into action to help.

The Turnip

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621601

What a BIG turnip—it’s so huge, the old man can’t pull it out of the ground. So he calls the old woman…and she calls the girl, who calls the dog, who calls the cat. Kids will love this amusing cumulative tale.

Wait

Harriet Ziefert (author) Richard Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621625

Buffy ran. Jenny ran. And soon everyone is running, too. The chase is on! Where could they be going so fast? Just like all the characters, young readers will scream with pleasure when they find out.

Where Are You Going?

Harriet Ziefert (author) Laura Rader (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621892

What could be funnier than a pig in a wig dancing a jig? Youngsters will be in hog heaven reading about a sweet, silly pig who's running away from home. What will he do--he's not so big. Will he decide to dig? Or drive a rig?