Category Archives: toddlers

Looking for picture books or chapter books?

Here’s a 5-minute video of a variety of our picture books and chapter books including some of the ones just released this month. Keep in mind this is only a sampling of our entire line. Contact me with questions or to schedule a shopping day to see these and others for yourself. No obligation and you’re welcome to have friends and/or children join us. Or not.  🙂
I can also help with book fairs, read-a-thons, fundraisers, you name it. If you can dream it, we can do it. Let’s talk!

These three have moved to the very top of our Top 100 Sellers

11147177_10153006778589983_5046624678524064532_nOur Shine-a-Light books are a great big hit with kids from ages 4-8.  As you read the story they get to shine a flashlight behind every right-side page to reveal the hidden secrets of nature.  What fun!  
Let your kids guess what they’ll find hiding in each illustration.  They won’t easily forget what they learn about habitats, tide pools, and tree trunks.  Pair these titles with a small flashlight for a delightful birthday gift or a special treat for overnights at a grandparent’s house.  Purchase one or purchase several in the Shine-a-Light series.
I’ve highlighted some of these new picture books already but it’s nice to hear when others shower praise on them.  Pick on the book picture for detailed info about notable features of these titles.  Pick on the title of the book to purchase, or contact me today to find out how to get these books for free.

A TALE OF TWO BEASTS

Fiona Roberton  * 978-1-61067-361-7 * $12.99
Ages 5-9

Totally delightful.” – Kirkus Reviews,STARRED
“Cleverly crafted and told, this picture book explores points of view …” – Waking Brain Cells
“It’s a smart and not-too-serious introduction to the idea of empathy—and boundaries.” –Publishers Weekly

Bears Don’t Read!

Emma Chichester Clark * 978-1-61067-366-2 * $12.99
Ages 4-8

“Inherent to the story is the subtle message that there’s a difference between not being able to read and not wanting to read. …this will tickle pre-readers.” – Kirkus Reviews 

“Smoothly written and packed with dialogue, this disarming story will speak to kids who are learning to read, as well as those looking forward to gaining the skill.” – Booklist

“A delightful tale that cleverly demonstrates the joy of reading.” – School Library Journal

 

JESSICA’S BOX

Peter Carnavas * 978-1-61067-347-1 * $11.99
Ages 4-8

“The message is clear: Just be yourself, and friends will come.” – Kirkus Reviews

The solidly straightforward story arc, simple mixed-media illustration, effective use of color, and ample white space are all strengths.” – The Horn Book Magazine

“… this simple tale of the desire to make friends at a new school is so believable that one hardly notices that Jessica is in a wheelchair, and that is one of the book’s major strengths.” – School Library Journal

HERE IN THE GARDEN

Briony Stewart * 978-1-61067-348-8 * $11.99 * Ages 4-8

“A gentle story about the cycle of nature and dealing with loss.” – School Library Journal

“Stewart beautifully allows the book to speak to anyone who has experienced loss.” –Waking Brain Cells

SECRETS OF THE SEASHORE A SHINE-A-LIGHT BOOK

Carron Brown and Alyssa Nassner
978-1-61067-352-5 * $12.99 * Ages 4-8

Named a BANK STREET COLLEGE
BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

“A diverting interactive introduction to several coastal species, from otters to oystercatchers.” – Publishers Weekly

Spotlight on I’m a Dirty Dinosaur, video included

This  playful read aloud for preschoolers sports thick, coated pages to stand up to your toddler’s abuse.  Kids who pick up on the rhyming, sing-song text will soon be joining along in the fun.  Enjoy this video of a kindergarten teacher reading the book, then add  I’m a Dirty Dinosaur to your library.

0007003_im_a_dirty_dinosaur_300Kirkus Reviews says I’m a Dirty Dinosaur “cries out for toddler participation.” Children will delight in this dirty dinosaur’s playful antics and just may want to join in with the sniffing, snuffing, shaking, tapping, stamping, splashing and sliding. After celebrating messiness, the dinosaur goes to the swamp to “GIVE MYSELF A WASH!”, along with a few other critters.

You’ll even love the feel of the pages.  Shop for this beautiful hardcover book here.

A couple of our new Spring titles

1911736_10152333219402386_949588270_nPeek Inside the Zoo and Peek Inside Animal Homes are two of our new 2014 titles for 3 years and up. In the first, readers peek under leaves and behind doors to find noisy parrots, cheeky monkeys, very tall giraffes and lots more. Or search for burrows, hives and treetops, and even under the sea, to find all kinds of animals in their homes. These will be some of your children’s favorites with their layered pages, hidden treasures behind the flaps, and cutouts in the pages to peek through. We have these and many more interactive titles for your children, young and old. Browse the website or contact me for suggestions.

 

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Here’s a new one called Secrets of the Seashore for all your spring and summer beach vacations (and to remind you of past vacations). This one’s just like Secrets of the Apple Tree but you get to see the hidden habitats of the seas and oceans instead. These make great gifts when paired with small flashlights to shine through the pages. Enjoy these with the favorite people in your life and share loving reading experiences that will encourage your child’s natural curiosity and love of learning.0005798_300

From Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, author/illustrator –

Just in case you needed a happy like I needed a happy today.


0005416_bob_is_a_unicorn_300Bob is a Unicorn book trailer

Bob is a Unicorn is a sweet story for preschoolers and elementary-aged children, which encourages imagination, acceptance and individuality. Contact me for more suggestions whether you have a dreamer, a talent or a ‘not-so-sure-of-himself’. Every child deserves to find themselves in a book. Let me help you find the right books for your kids.