Tag Archives: New Baby

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

Runaway

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Publisher: Laurel Leaf Product Description “It’s a cold, hard, cruel fact that my mother loved heroin more than she loved me.” Holly is in her fifth foster home in two years and she’s had enough. She’s run away before and always been caught quickly. But she’s older and wiser now–she’s twelve–and […]

Spot Bakes a Cake

Author: Eric Hill Publisher: Puffin Product Description Celebrate summer with Spot and his friends in these brand-new lift-the- flap editions! Kids can still lift the flaps to bake a cake and to spend time with Spot and his grandparents, but now their favorite puppy will be featured in a colorful new design. For the first […]

The Invisible String

Author: Patrice Karst Publisher: DeVorss & Company Product Description NOW IN IT’S 8th PRINTING!!! 28,000 copies sold & the strings are still reaching all over the World! “That’s impossible”, said twins Jeremy & Liza after their Mom told them they’re all connected by this thing called an Invisible String. “What kind of string”? They asked […]

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Author: Marc Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description “Arthur is certain that this Christmas will be perfect–lots of snow, a beautiful tree, and a delicious turkey dinner. But when it doesn’t snow, D.W. decorates half the tree with trolls and unicorns, and Dad decides to make an authentic ancient Christmas dinner, […]

Angels and Other Strangers: Family Christmas Stories

Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Aminister, trying to help a boy find his father, winds up in jail on Christmas Eve. A mother copes with the death of her infant. A father searches for his runaway son. A widower takes in an outspoken foster child who tests the limits of his generosity. In […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

Olivia

Author: Ian Falconer Publisher: Atheneum Product Description Have fun with Olivia… dressing up singing songs building sand castles napping (maybe) dancing painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last. Amazon.com Review Olivia would be Eloise, if Eloise were a pig. She is good at singing 40 very loud songs and is […]

I Loved You Before You Were Born

Author: Anne Bowen Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description “Even before you were born, I was your grandma and I loved you.” A loving grandmother eagerly awaits the arrival of her grandchild. She dreams of the baby’s soft sighs, sweet smells, and tiny toes, and imagines the infant smiling, rolling over, and crawling for the first time. […]

Merry Un-Christmas

Author: Mike Reiss Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description The first Un–Christmas classic from the bestselling team of How Murray Saved Christmas. When Noelle wakes up every morning, she must put her new pony in the backyard with all of her other ponies and her new bike in the garage with all of her other bikes. It […]

Prairie Christmas

Author: Elizabeth Van Steenwyk Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Product Description Eleven-year-old Emma is disappointed when her mother, a doctor, has to deliver a baby on Christmas Day. But when she arrives with Mama at the house, Emma realizes she isn’t the only one whose Christmas has been interrupted. With warm pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, this […]

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, No. 2)

Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an unusual misunderstanding–Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is really a baby monkey! “Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie’s antics as well as her way with words.”–Booklist.

I’m Going to be a Big Sister

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Brenda Bercun Publisher: Nurturing Your Children Press Product Description Amanda’s mommy is pregnant and Amanda is going to be a big sister. In this story Amanda learns about preparing for the new baby’s arrival and what it truly means to be a big sister. Winner of the iParenting Media Book Awards […]

I’m a Big Sister

Rating: (95 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description My Big Boy Potty My Big Girl Potty When You Were Inside Mommy Sharing is Fun

The New Baby at Your House

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description It’s natural for children to be concerned about the arrival of a new baby at their house. Most big brothers and sisters feel loving and tender one minute, angry or jealous the next. With over forty vivid full-color photographs and a clear, supportive textby award-winning […]

The Christmas Baby

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Marion Dane Bauer Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description When a baby was born in the manger, Mary and Joseph rejoiced. The angels sang, and kings journeyed to bring gifts. When you came into the world, there was a celebration too – because every new baby is a small […]

Big Sister Dora! (Dora the Explorer)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Someone new is going to join Dora’s family! It’s someone who sleeps in a cradle, drinks from a bottle, wears diapers, and likes to be rocked to sleep. Can you guess who it might be?

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Jamie Lee Curtis Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Tell me again about the night I was born. Tell me again how you would adopt me and be my parents. Tell me again about the first time you held me in your arms. Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell, author and illustrator of […]

On the Day You Were Born: Book and Musical CD

Rating: (80 reviews) Author: Debra Frasier Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Product Description Debra Frasier’s modern classic On the Day You Were Born has been welcoming babies into the world for more than a decade–and has sold over a million copies. Now this favorite hardcover book comes to life with a musical CD featuring an original […]

All the Places to Love

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Patricia Maclachlan Publisher: Joanna Cotler Product Description Within the sanctuary of a loving family, baby Eli is born and, as he grows, “learns to cherish the people and places around him, eventualy passing on what he has discovered to his new baby sister, Sylvie: ‘All the places to love are here […]

What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home (What to Expect Kids)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Heidi Murkoff Publisher: HarperFestival Amazon.com Angus the Answer Dog is back! This time the ever-helpful pooch is here to help kids learn all about their new baby siblings. As in the other popular titles in Heidi Murkoff’s What to Expect Kids series, including What to Expect When Mommy’s Having a Baby […]

The Flat Stanley Collection Box Set (Flat Stanley)

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Stanley Lambchop is just a normal boy, with a normal younger brother named Arthur, and two normal parents. That is, until a bulletin board falls on him during the night and flattens him to half an inch thick! From this point on, Stanley will never […]

Dirt on My Shirt

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Jeff Foxworthy Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description In this hilarious collection of poems, comedian Jeff Foxworthy creates a neighborhood filled with fun, family, friends, and more. Here you’ll meet Cousin Lizzy, Uncle Ed and Aunt Foo Foo, cows with horns that don’t go beep, dads in sweaters, also sheep. From the thrill […]

The New Baby

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description In this well-loved Little Critter picture book, our funny young hero has to get used to a new baby sister. What a problem. The baby doesn’t pay attention when Little Critter reads to her. She cries when he makes silly faces. And […]

Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Enter the world of Septimus Heap With heart-stopping action, humor, and endearing characters, Septimus Heap is an internationally bestselling fantasy sesries

Julius, the Baby of the World

Rating: (37 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For children who are facing the arrival of a new sibling, Julius, the Baby of the World makes for great biblio-therapy. At first, big sister Lilly thought it might be fun to have a new baby in the family. But when her parents repeatedly coo, “Julius is the […]

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Chores (Berenstain Bears)

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Papa Bear and the cubs are having some trouble with chores –– they don’t want to do them! When they decide to take a break from cleaning, Mama Bear plays along. But what will happen when the mess builds up . . . and up . . […]

Lock and Key

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description “Ruby, where is your mother?” Ruby knows that the game is up. For the past few months, she’s been on her own in the yellow house, managing somehow, knowing that her mother will probably never return. That’s how she comes to live with Cora, […]

The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Mysterious Benedict Society)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Trenton Lee Stewart Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description The fabulous foursome readers embraced as The Mysterious Benedict Society is back with a new mission, significantly closer to home. After reuniting for a celebratory scavenger hunt, Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance are forced to go on an unexpected search–a search […]

Ink Exchange

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Melissa Marr Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. […]

Feathers

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy […]

It’s Earth Day! (Little Critter)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Little Critter is on a mission! After watching a film about climate changes at school, Little Critter decides to do his part to slow down global warming. With the help of his family and friends, Little Critter begins to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Together they […]

On the Day You Were Born

Rating: (74 reviews) Author: Debra Frasier Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Amazon.com Inspired by Debra Frasier’s enormously popular On the Day You Were Born, this charming photo journal invites families to celebrate the arrival of their loved one into the natural world. A star-spangled blue sky, crossed by a swath of sunshine yellow with gold birds, […]

Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1)

Rating: (123 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Product Description The seventh son of the seventh son, aptly named Septimus Heap, is stolen the night he is born by a midwife who pronounces him dead. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across a bundle in the snow containing a new […]

Allie Finkle’s Rules For Girls: Moving Day

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Meg Cabot Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description When nine-year-old Allie Finkle’s parents announce that they are moving her and her brothers from their suburban split-level into an ancient Victorian in town, Allie’s sure her life is over. She’s not at all happy about having to give up her pretty pink wall-to-wall […]

Septimus Heap, Book Three: Physik (Septimus Heap)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Angie Sage Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description When Silas Heap unSeals a forgotten room in the Palace, he releases the ghost of a Queen who lived five hundred years earlier. Queen Etheldredda is as awful in death as she was in life, and she’s still up to no good. Her diabolical plan […]

Marley: A Dog Like No Other

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: John Grogan Publisher: Collins Product Description Make way for Marley! When the Grogan family is ready for a dog, they choose Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley has a zest for life, and as he grows, so does his enthusiasm. […]

Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers (Stink)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Megan Mcdonald Publisher: Candlewick Product Description “Stink is a delightful protagonist, and McDonald cleverly imparts information on smells. . . . A funny book for almost any collection.” — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL When Stink Moody’s second-grade class goes on a field trip to the Gross-Me-Out exhibit at the science museum, he […]

You Are My I Love You

Rating: (97 reviews) Author: Maryann Cusimano Publisher: Philomel Book Description I am your parent; you are my child. I am your quiet place; you are my wild. . . . A day in the life of parent and child-full of smiles and giggles, messes and meals, boundless energy and well-earned naps. Not to mention lots […]

The Runaway Bunny

Rating: (130 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Amazon.com Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out of print. Generations of sleepy children and grateful parents have loved the classics of Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd, including Goodnight Moon. The Runaway Bunny begins with a young bunny who decides […]

Esperanza Rising

Rating: (300 reviews) Author: Pam Munoz Ryan Publisher: Blue Sky Press Book Description Esperanza thought she’d always live with her family on their ranch in Mexico–she’d always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home, & servants. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California during the Great Depression, and to settle in […]

I’m Going to be a Big Brother

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Brenda Bercun Publisher: Nurturing Your Children Press Product Description Sam’s mommy is pregnant and Sam is going to be a big brother. In this story Sam learns about preparing for the baby and what it truly means to be a big brother. Winner of the iParenting Media Book Awards Best of […]

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany (Fancy Nancy)

Author: Jane O’Connor Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Fancy Words Are Simply Fascinating! From everyone’s favorite fancy girl comes an alphabetical guide to enhancing vocabulary. Why say beautiful when there are fancy words like gorgeous and glamorous? Instead of hello, try bonjour, which is French and so much fancier. An umbrella will keep you dry, but […]

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description When Mama Bear decides her family spends too much time in front of the TV, she bans it for a week. Then the Bear family finds other ways to have fun and keep busy, so they watch less […]

The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners (First Time Books(R))

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description “When Mama Bear’s efforts to improve her family’s manners are unsuccessful, she devises a Politeness Plan–a chart listing a chore as a penalty for each act of rudeness. Basic etiquette is presented in a practical way. Berenstain illustrations […]

Owl Moon

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Philomel Amazon.com Among the greatest charms of children is their ability to view a simple activity as a magical adventure. Such as a walk in the woods late at night. Jane Yolen captures this wonderment in a book whose charm rises from its simplicity. “It was late one […]

When I’m Big: A Guess How Much I Love You Storybook (Guess How Much I Love You)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Sam Mcbratney Publisher: Candlewick Book Description For the first time in twelve years, the Nutbrown Hares hop back for a brand-new GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU story. Happy spring! Out in the fresh spring air, the two Nutbrown Hares see a tiny acorn growing. “Someday it will be a tree,” […]

Baby! Baby!

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Vicky Ceelen Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description With these striking and adorable photographs, Vicky Ceelen cleverly captures the similiarities between human and animal babies. From a sleeping baby alongside a snoozing kitten to a teetering toddler and a wobbly duckling, Ceelen’s comparisons are striking. Bright photos paired […]

Baby Strawberry’s First Christmas (Strawberry Shortcake Baby)

Author: Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Book Description J oin Baby Strawberry as she discovers all the wonders of Christmas! This berry merry board book, complete with shiny foil on the cover and a punch-out picture frame, celebrates baby’s first Christmas.

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

Rating: (179 reviews) Author: Sean Covey Publisher: Fireside Amazon.com Based on his father’s bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he “stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real […]