Tag Archives: Parents

Baby’s Box of Family Fun: A 4-Book Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; Daddy and Me; Grandpa and Me, Grandma and Me

Author: Karen Katz Publisher: Little Simon Product Description BABY’S FAVORITE LIFT-THE-FLAP FUN IN ONE BOX! Everybody in Baby’s family loves Baby! Four lift-the-flap books about babies and their very special family members. THIS BOX SET CONTAINS: Where Is Baby’s Mommy? Daddy and Me Grandpa and Me Grandma and Me

Mommy Loves

Author: Anne Gutman Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description Animal babies are so adorable that their mommies can’t help but cuddle and love them. In this celebration of parental love, each mommy shows how much she loves her baby in her own special way.

I Love You So…

Author: Marianne Richmond Publisher: Marianne Richmond Studios Product Description “I Love You So…” puts into words the indescribable quality of boundless, steady and unconditional love. Using conversational, question-and-answer” prose and expressive acrylic paintings, this comforting story embraces the reader like a warm hug gently reassures a child that love is for always – despite grouchy […]

Coco-Chan’s Kimono

Author: Kumiko Sudo Publisher: Breckling Press Product Description Inspired by the author’s childhood memories of the Japanese countryside, this entrancing picture book, illustrated with beautiful watercolor drawings, tells the story of Coco-Chan, who must wait patiently for her mother to finish sewing her new kimono. As Mama stitches away, Coco-Chan’s attention skips to a dragonfly […]

“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 […]

The Runaway Bunny

Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Clement Hurd redrew some of his pictures for this new edition of the profoundly comforting story of a bunny’s imaginary game of hide-and-seek and the lovingly steadfast mother who finds him every time. Amazon.com Review Since its publication in 1942, The Runaway Bunny has never been out […]

Diego and Papi to the Rescue (Go, Diego, Go!)

Author: Wendy Wax Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Two baby pygmy marmosets have gotten separated from their papi, and now they are lost! It’s a good thing Diego and his papi are nearby to help bring them home. Go, Diego and Papi, go! Includes fascinating facts about pygmy marmosets.

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 […]

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face PB

Author: Lisa Mccourt Publisher: Cartwheel Product Description “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?”As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. But as an extra safety measure, Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape. “Cheerful, lighthearted images […]

Christmas at Grandma’s House

Author: P. K. Hallinan Publisher: Ideals Childrens Books Product Description When the gifts are all opened, and the stockings emptied, too, There’s still one wonderful thing left to do: It’s Christmas at Grandma’s, where the whole family meets For a day full of laughter and holiday treats! And so a little boy and girl set […]

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 […]

Best Dad in the Sea (Finding Nemo Step into Reading, Step 1)

Author: Amy J. Tyler Publisher: RH/Disney Product Description A Step into Reading Book. Nemo loves his father Marlin, and Marlin loves his little Nemo. In this Step 1 story based on Disney/Pixar’s new feature film Finding Nemo, young readers will love watching Marlin gain courage as he searches the ocean for his son–and seeing Nemo […]

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble

Author: William Steig Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to […]

Christmas Time in the Mountains

Author: Mildred Luton Publisher: DeVorss & Company

A New Coat for Anna (Dragonfly Books)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Harriet Ziefert Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Illus. in full color. “A fresh and moving story of a mother’s dedication to acquire a coat for her daughter in post-World War II hard times. Anna’s mother decides to trade the few valuables she has left for wool and for the services of […]

A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Book)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rosa, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother […]

Uh-oh, Calico!

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Calico is having a bad day! She falls while chasing a bee, tramples a flower garden, and even spills her milk! Poor Calico! She feels like she can’t do anything right… until her mother reminds her that everyone makes mistakes, and she still loves […]

My Daddy and Me

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Tina Macnaughton Publisher: Good Books Product Description From award-winning illustrator, Tina Macnaughton, comes this tender declaration of love from a child for his Daddy. When Little Bear is with his Daddy, he is the fastest, tallest, happiest Little Bear in the whole world. Warm colors and a gentle rhyming text illustrate […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Bryan Davis Publisher: Living Ink Books Product Description Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.

A Christmas Gift for Mama

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Lauren Thompson Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description On the first Christmas since her father died, Grace and her mother try to create a happy celebration through the special gifts they give each other.

Along for the Ride

Rating: (76 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Children’s Product Description Unabridged CDs • 8 CDs, 10 hours In her signature pitch- perfect style, Sarah Dessen explores the hearts of two lonely people learning to connect.

Merry Christmas, Stinky Face

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Lisa Mccourt Publisher: Scholastic Product Description “What if Santa’s lips get chapped?” Stinky Face asks. “What if the sack of toys starts to rip?” As always, Mama lovingly addresses each and every one of her child’s concerns. Stinky Face leaves Santa lip balm and duct tape… just in case. This tender […]

Love You Forever (Gift Edition)

Rating: (933 reviews) Author: Robert N. Munsch Publisher: Firefly Books Product Description A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be” So begins the story that has touched the […]

Just Mom and Me: The Tear-out, Punch-out, Fill-out Book of Fun for Girls and Their Moms (American Girl Library)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: American Girl Editors Publisher: American Girl Publishing Inc Product Description This book is full of fun things for girls to do with their moms, from the new to the tried and true. They can tear out and share the notes and gift coupons, test their knowledge of each other with checklists […]

Guess How Much I Love You

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Sam McBratney Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Now in a deluxe new edition Guess how much kids will love this! The original family classic is now available in a fresh new hardcover featuring embossing on the cover — and a new, larger trim size, making it perfect for lap sharing.

Along for the Ride

Rating: (67 reviews) Author: Sarah Dessen Publisher: Viking Juvenile Product Description It’s been so long since Auden slept at night. Ever since her parents’ divorce—or since the fighting started. Now she has the chance to spend a carefree summer with her dad and his new family in the charming beach town where they live. A […]

Million-Dollar Throw

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Mike Lupica Publisher: Philomel Product Description What would you do with a million dollars, if you were 13? Nate Brodie is nicknamed “Brady” not only for his arm, but also because he’s the biggest Tom Brady fan. He’s even saved up to buy an autographed football. And when he does, he […]

Danny the Champion of the World

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Puffin Product Description anny’s dad had a secret, but now the secret’s out and it’s going to lead Danny on the adventure of a lifetime.

Little Mommy (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Product Description THE “LITTLE MOMMY” in this story is an adorable little girl. We spend the day in her charming company as she cares for her dolls, treats their ills, gives them a tea party, feeds them dinner, and puts them to bed. Beautifully illustrated, this book has […]

My Little Girl

Rating: (49 reviews) Author: Tim McGraw, Tom Douglas Publisher: Thomas Nelson Product Description Ordinary days are magical when spent with those you love. Dad and his little girl, along with their very large bloodhound, set off on an ordinary day and turn it into a wonderful adventure. From dancing by a duck pond to swinging […]

Guess How Much I Love You

Rating: (293 reviews) Author: Sam Mcbratney Publisher: Candlewick Product Description “Guess how much I love you,” says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, […]

Crank

Rating: (108 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina — she’s fearless. Through a boy, […]

Impulse

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Sometimes you don’t wake up. But if you happen to, you know things will never be the same. Three lives, three different paths to the same destination: Aspen Springs, a psychiatric hospital for those who have attempted the ultimate act — suicide. Vanessa is […]

Love You Forever

Rating: (783 reviews) Author: Robert N. Munsch Publisher: Firefly Books Product Description A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: “I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always As long as I’m living My baby you’ll be.” So begins the story that has touched the […]

Cybele’s Secret

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Juliet Marillier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description FOR PAULA, ACCOMPANYING her merchant father on a trading voyage to Istanbul is a dream come true. They have come to this city of trade on a special mission to purchase a most rare artifact—a gift from the ancient goddess, Cybele, […]

A Mother for Choco (Paperstar)

Rating: (69 reviews) Author: Keiko Kasza Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Choco was a little bird who lived all alone. He wished he had a mother, but who could his mother be? “Just right for the preschool group or beginning reader.”–Kirkus Reviews, pointer review. “Young listeners will be charmed by the book’s humor, warmth, and […]

1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Thomas W. Phelan, Tracy M. Lewis Publisher: Parentmagic, Inc. Product Description By presenting the popular 1-2-3 Magic parenting program from a child’s point of view, this innovative guide provides kids with a thorough understanding of the disciplinary system—from the counting and time-out methods parents will be using to how better behavior […]

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed (Charlie and Lola)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description It’s bedtime for Charlie and Lola, the hilarious siblings from I WILL NEVER NOT EVER EAT A TOMATO. Night owl Lola likes to stay up coloring and scribbling and wriggling and bouncing and chattering. Lola never gets tired. How can big brother Charlie convince her it’s time […]

Owl Babies

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Martin Waddell Publisher: Candlewick Product Description A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. “I want my mommy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she […]

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 […]

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Wendy Mass Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Product Description Jeremy Fink has been obsessed with the meaning of life ever since a box from his father arrived at his house five years after his father was killed in a car accident. Jeremy is determined to find the missing keys that will […]

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 Willoughbys

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Houghton Mifflin/Walter Lorraine Books Product Description Abandoned by their ill-humored parents to the care of an odious nanny, Tim, the twins, Barnaby A and Barnaby B, and their sister, Jane, attempt to fulfill their roles as good oldfashioned children. Following the models set in lauded tales from A […]

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