Books published by Abrams Appleseed

How to Be a Cat

Abrams Appleseed | May 7, 2019 | 30 pages
In this tender board book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers "how to be a cat"--how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast--while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's... More Info

With My Tree

Abrams Appleseed | April 2, 2019 | 32 pages
A young girl describes her special friend, a tall, old tree that listens to her secrets, houses her animal friends, and changes throughout the seasons.  More Info

Bye-Bye, Fears

Abrams Appleseed | September 15, 2015 | 32 pages
"An older sister explains to her younger sister all the things she used to be afraid of, along with some tricks to help, whether it's a special blanket for bedtime or singing during a storm"--  More Info

All in a Day

Abrams Appleseed | May 2, 2017 | 30 pages
This lovely book illuminates all the possibilities a day offers--the opportunities and chances that won't ever come again--and also delivers a gentle message of good stewardship of our planet. Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant's poetic text, alongside Nikki McClure's stunning, meticulously... More Info

A Good Day for a Hat

Abrams Appleseed | March 1, 2017 | 32 pages
"This is a picture book for very young children about having just the right hat, no matter what the occasion"--  More Info


Abrams Appleseed | October 1, 2015 | 12 pages
As day turns to night, bright red cardinals flit from branch to branch, deer paw through the snow, and weasels in their white winter coats frolic among the berry-laden holly. Soon all the animals settle down to sleep. In Winter, simple verse and scenes bring to life the countryside as snow begins... More Info


Abrams Appleseed | June 30, 2015 | 96 pages
Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking Alphablock and Countablock, Dinoblock features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs! Readers will be introduced to more than 20 different kinds of dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and the illuminating comparisons to familiar... More Info


Abrams Appleseed | May 1, 2015 | 20 pages
Illustrations and simple, rhyming couplets capture a series of greetings between animals, as an owl's "hoo" is answered by a cow's "moo," and a bird's "chirp" leads to an anteater's "slurp."  More Info

Vegetables in Underwear

Abrams Appleseed | April 1, 2015 | 40 pages
Illustrations and brief text reveal the wide variety of unmentionables sported by vegetables.  More Info


Abrams Appleseed | March 1, 2015 | 36 pages
In Janik Coat's much-anticipated follow-up to Hippopposites, a blue rhinoceros unabashedly demonstrates 16 pairs of rhyming words. His ability to appear “stinky” and “inky,” or “caring” and “daring,” oftentimes lands him in compromising contexts. Fortunately, he doesn't seem to... More Info

Lullaby and Kisses Sweet

Abrams Appleseed | March 1, 2015 | 44 pages
Beloved children's poet and anthologizer Lee Bennett Hopkins has produced more than 100 volumes of poetry throughout his illustrious career, but Lullaby and Kisses Sweet is his first collection geared toward babies and toddlers. Featuring 30 original poems by esteemed children's writers like Jane... More Info

In My Heart

Abrams Appleseed | August 18, 2019 | 28 pages
A young girl explores what different emotions feel like, such as happiness which makes her want to twirl, or sadness which feels as heavy as an elephant.  More Info

Sally in the Snow

Abrams Appleseed | August 1, 2014 | 20 pages
Sally visits a dog-friendly ski lodge, complete with dog skiing, dog snowboarding, dog sledding, and, of course, dog dinner! Adapted from Huneck's classic picture book "Sally's Snow Adventure, " this board book is ideal for snow-loving toddlers. Full color.  More Info

100 Things That Make Me Happy

Abrams Appleseed | August 18, 2019 | 40 pages
Lists a wide variety of items, from red socks to peekaboo, that can make one happy.  More Info

Sally in the Forest

Abrams Appleseed | August 1, 2014 | 20 pages
After looking at a book on forest animals, Sally is determined to meet some of these wild friends in their natural habitat. Illustrated in Huneck's classic woodcut prints from the picture book "Sally Goes to the Mountains, " this simplified text is perfect for animal-loving toddlers. Full color.  More Info

Cowy Cow

Abrams Appleseed | August 18, 2019 | 24 pages
Cowy Cow has one hundred ideas, and some might even be good ones.  More Info


Abrams Appleseed | August 6, 2013 | 104 pages
With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish. As readers interact with the pages, they... More Info

I Can See Just Fine

Abrams Appleseed | August 6, 2013 | 32 pages
Paige is just like every other kid. She goes to school. She practices her violin. She plays outside. The only problem is, she cannot quite see the chalkboard, her sheet music, or anything else! Despite Paige’s repeated refrain of “I can see just fine,” the comical illustrations portray a... More Info

Up Close

Abrams Appleseed | April 9, 2013 | 30 pages
Recognizing and labeling animals has never been so geometrically inspired! Young children will delight in the usual suspects (bunny, pig, frog, chicken, monkey, and lion) depicted in a whole new way. The elements of each zoomed-in face provide only a subtle hint of the animals' identities, inviting... More Info

Dig In!

Abrams Appleseed | March 12, 2013 | 14 pages
In a companion to Dive In, industrious mice don their hard hats to operate construction vehicles—complete with parts the reader can move—as they work on a big project that invites the reader, through hidden clues, to guess what the mice are making.  More Info

Pantone: Color Cards

Abrams Appleseed | March 12, 2013 | 19 pages
These flash cards are an engaging invitation for children and parents to explore color together in a whole new way. This 18-card set focuses on 2 tones of each of the 9 basic colors. Lollipop Purple, Starfish Orange, and Grasshopper Green are just a few of the dazzling shades in this collection.... More Info

Dive In!

Abrams Appleseed | March 12, 2013 | 14 pages
Construction mice in their waders and hard hats operate construction vehicles--with parts the reader can move--as they complete a big project.  More Info