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The 39 Clues: Card Pack

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Scholastic Publisher: Scholastic Press Product Description Harry Houdini. A poison injector ring. Alcatraz. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. What can they possibly have in common? Amy and Dan don’t know, but fans of the 39 Clues series will soon find out. The first Cahill card series features 56 thoroughly intriguing evidence cards that […]

Will I Have a Friend?

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Miriam Cohen Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Library of Congress Children’s Book of the Year When Pa was taking Jim to school for the first time, Jim said, “Will I have a friend at school?” “I think you will,” said Pa. But even his father’s gentle reassurance doesn’t make Jim feel any […]

Miss Nelson Is Missing!

Rating: (47 reviews) Author: Harry Allard Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Product Description Where is Miss Nelson, and Who is Miss Viola Swamp. This delightful story answers the questions.

Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Elizabeth Verdick Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Book Description TEETH ARE NOT FOR BITING Board Book by Elizabeth Verdick, illustrated by Marieka Heinlen. “Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost […]

All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Product Description Celebrate the colors of children and the colors of love–not black or white or yellow or red, but roaring brown, whispering gold, tinkling pink, and more.

Big Box of Boynton: Barnyard Dance! Pajama Time! Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Sandra Boynton Publisher: Workman Publishing Company Product Description What a perfect gift. Perfect for baby showers. Irresistible for a newborn, or for a one-, two-, even a three-year-old’s birthday. Ideal as a set that grandparents, aunts and uncles, in-laws, and close personal friends of the baby (babies have close personal friends?) […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Mark Teague Publisher: Dragonfly Books Product Description Some kids spend their summer vacation at camp. Some kids spend it at Grandma’s house. Wallace Bleff spent his out west…on a ride, a rope, and a roundup he’ll never forget.

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Joseph Slate Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com On the first day of kindergarten, Miss Bindergarten must prepare her classroom for her beloved students. This noble, whimsical teacher greets her dark, summertime-empty classroom with an explosion of color–a bouquet of fall leaves, a goldfish, rolled-up posters, and shoeboxes full of no-doubt-delightful surprises. Meanwhile, her […]

I Like Bugs (Step-Into-Reading, Step 1)

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Margaret Wise Brown Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Black Bugs. Green Bugs. Fat Bugs. Buggy Bugs., I like Bugs!, , A rhyming ode to insects, penned by none other then Margaret Wise Brown. This poem was originally published in The Friendly Book., , Mile 1 books entice […]

Where’s the Poop?

Rating: (24 reviews) Author: Julie Markes, Susan Kathleen Hartung Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description This engaging lift-the-flap book shows children that all creatures have a place to poop: tigers in the jungle, kangaroos in the outback, and monkeys in the rain forest. With the aid of this playful book, your child will see that he or […]

Inside, Outside, Upside Down (Bright & Early Board Books(TM))

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Brother Bear gets into a box. Papa Bear turns the box upside down, takes it outside, and puts it on a truck. The simple art and rhyming text make this a perfect choice for teaching spatial concepts.  

St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning (Clarion Books)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Eve Bunting Publisher: Clarion Books Product Description On March 17, young Jamie wakes up and realizes it’s St. Patrick’s Day. The green sashes are laid out on the table for his father and two older brothers–all ready for them to sport in the big parade. This is all very exciting, but […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Rating: (160 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Atheneum Book Description The tiny town of Chewandswallow was very much like any other tiny town except for its weather which came three times a day, at breakfast lunch and dinner. But it never rained rain and it never snowed snow and it never blew just wind. It […]

Richard Scarry’s Please and Thank You Book (Pictureback(R))

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Illus. in full color. The animal residents of Busytown learn useful lessons about manners, thoughtfulness, and caring in this perky, funny paperback.  

Curious George’s ABCs

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Amazon.com “A is an alligator with its mouth wide open, B is a big blue bird, C is a crab with two clamping claws….” You get the idea. It’s never too early to get your babies chewing on books and ruminating on the alphabet, and […]

Bedtime for Frances (Trophy Picture Books)

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Russell Hoban Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com It’s bedtime for young Frances–an adorable and irrepressible little badger–and everyone is ready but her. At 7:00 p.m. Frances is wide awake and bursting with youthful excitement. She tries every delay tactic she can muster–from demanding extra hugs and kisses to volleying a series of urgent […]

Clifford’s Halloween (Clifford)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Norman Bridwell Publisher: Cartwheel

The Magic School Bus On The Ocean Floor (Magic School Bus)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description When Ms. Frizzle drives the Magic School Bus full speed ahead into the ocean, the class takes a submarine expedition that’s anything but ordinary. With a well-meaning lifeguard in tow, the class takes a deep breath and learns about hot water vents, coral reefs, […]

A Book of Artrageous Projects (Klutz)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Inc. Klutz, N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York Publisher: Klutz Product Description An extraordinary collaboration with the venerable Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. It’s all about art, and it is designed not only to be read, but also to be stickered, painted, pounded, rubbed, woven, soaked and poked. […]

Dream Snow

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Publisher: Philomel Amazon.com It’s almost Christmas and it hasn’t snowed yet. As the farmer naps on his small farm, he dreams of being covered in a gentle blanket of new snow. Then, one by one, he dreams of each of his five animals (aptly named One, Two, Three, Four, and Five) […]

The Real Mother Goose

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Publisher: Cartwheel Amazon.com Seven beloved verses from Old Mother Goose are imbued with a little more “feeling” with this interactive version of the classic. Young children can stroke the white horse’s silky mane in “Banbury Cross,” feel the dog’s smooth red satin suit in “The Cat and the Fiddle,” and dig […]

Manners Can Be Fun

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Munro Leaf Publisher: Universe Publishing Book Description If we want something we say PLEASE We say THANK YOU if you help us or give us something or do things for us. Before we leave the table we ask if we may be excused. And say THANK YOU if we are told […]

When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Puffin Book Description For twenty years, Cynthia Rylant’s story of childhood in the Appalachian Mountains has been an enduring favorite. Growing up in the mountains is depicted with a spare, lyrical text and beautiful, tender illustrations by Diane Goode. The book was awarded a Caldecott Honor Medal. To […]

Do Pirates Take Baths?

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Kathy Tucker Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Fireflies (Reading Rainbow)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Publisher: Aladdin

Scary, Scary Halloween

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Eve Bunting Publisher: Clarion Books Book Description Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.

Froggy’s Best Christmas

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Jonathan London Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com ‘Twas the night before Christmas… and Froggy was snoozing away! Every year he sleeps through the holidays, waking up only when spring arrives. But this year his friend Max the beaver has other plans in store for his amphibious pal. Tossing snowballs at Froggy’s window, Max […]

The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition (A Platt & Munk Classic)

Rating: (61 reviews) Author: Watty Piper Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description Watty Piper. ?I think I can, I think I can?. These famous words and their message of determination and selflessness will delight youngsters and parents alike. Paperback. Amazon.com The unknowing progenitor of a whole generation of self-help books, Wally Piper’s The Little Engine […]

The Right Touch: A Read-Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (Jody Bergsma Collection) (Jody Bergsma Collection)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Sandy Kleven Publisher: Illumination Arts Publishing Company Product Description The Right Touch reaches beyond the usual scope of a children’s picture book. It is a parenting book that introduces a very difficult topic–the sexual abuse of young children. This gentle, thoughtful story can be read aloud to a child by any […]

Open the Barn Door, Find a Cow (A Chunky Book(R))

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Illustrated in full color. Open the barn door and take a tour around the barnyard to find out just who’s making all those wonderful animal sounds.  

The Magic School Bus Lost In The Solar System (Magic School Bus)

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description The fieldtrip to the planetarium is foiled when the museum turns out to be closed, but Ms. Frizzle saves the day. The Magic School Bus turns into a spaceship and takes the class on a trip zooming through the atmosphere, to the Moon, and […]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: Judi Barrett Publisher: Aladdin Book Description If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn’t it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you’d have no choice. What if you didn’t like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what […]

Good Boy, Fergus!

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Publisher: The Blue Sky Press Book Description Follow Fergus as he experiences the perfect doggy day–well, except for his bath, of course! From chasing cats and motorcycles to being scratched on his favorite “tickle spot,” David Shannon’s newest sweet and silly character will inspire young readers to laugh out loud at […]

The Relatives Came

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Aladdin Book Description In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos […]

The Little House

Rating: (56 reviews) Author: Virginia Lee Burton Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Amazon.com “Once upon a time there was a Little House way out in the country. She was a pretty Little House and she was strong and well built.” So begins Virginia Lee Burton’s classic The Little House, winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1943. […]

Best Word Book Ever! (Giant Little Golden Book)

Rating: (50 reviews) Author: Publisher: Golden Books Product Description Kenny and Kathy Bear and their Busytown friends introduce new and familiar names for objects grouped by subject, theme, and setting, in the city and on the farm, at the dentist and at the grocer’s, in the kitchen and at the circus and all the places […]

Dog Heaven

Rating: (133 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Blue Sky Press From Publishers Weekly Newbery winner Rylant, who debuted as an illustrator with her Everyday board books (1993), offers paintings and text in tribute to “Dog Heaven.” Here there are fields to run in, soft beds (made of clouds turned inside out) and “angel children,” because […]

Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Junie B. Jones has all the answers when it comes to cheating. It’s just plain wrong!But what about copying someone else’s homework? That’s not cheating, right? ’Cause homework isn’t even a test! And speaking of tests . . . what […]

I’m a Big Sister

Rating: (53 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description Warm, loving pictures accompany this upbeat look at how a family grows when a new baby comes home. A companion volume to I’m a Big Brother.

Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Amazon.com The irrepressible Junie B.–room 9’s most boisterous first grader nonpareil–has returned for another adventure, this time around as a hair-netted, plastic-mitted “helper” in the school cafeteria. (Her dad wisely guesses where this one’s going: “A helper doesn’t make things more difficult, […]

Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description It’s a week in “Pair-o-Dice!” Junie B. and her family are going on a vacation to Hawaii! And ha! Mr. Scary is giving Junie a real, actual camera to keep a photo journal of her trip! But taking good vacation […]

In November

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Cynthia Rylant Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books Book Description In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical language and Jill Kastner’s rich, cozy […]

Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids

Rating: (46 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Book Description Snoozy Choosers Choose Snoozers Here are seven different Boynton bedtime stories for little listeners. Guided by the colorful picture tabs, children can find whichever story they want to hear. And the next one. And then this one. Okay, now this one. And now this one. Ooo, […]

Baby Beluga (Raffi Songs to Read)

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Raffi Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Book Description Raffi’s signature song and the top seller in his Songs to Read series, Baby Beluga is now available in a quality board book edition perfect for his youngest fans.

Hello Baby!

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description Now in paperback, a picture book, told from a child’s perspective, about what to expect when Mom’s expecting.

The Story of Ferdinand

Rating: (62 reviews) Author: Munro Leaf Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com What else can be said about the fabulous Ferdinand? Published more than 50 years ago (and one of the bestselling children’s books of all time), this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations. Ferdinand is a little bull who […]

The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body (Magic School Bus)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Joanna Cole Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description Arnold has swallowed the Magic School Bus! Now, instead of seeing an exhibit of the human body at a museum, the class is taking a look at Arnold’s stomach, his intestines, his bloodstream, and more from the inside on this heart-stopping fieldtrip – one […]