Zelda and Ivy discover the spirit of Christmas, in a holiday book with heart—and humor. Christmas is coming, and Zelda and Ivy have high hopes. Zelda longs for a fancy evening gown, and Ivy has her heart set on a Princess Mimi doll complete with ballet accessories. But when the fox sisters... More Info
Bonding over commonalities in spite of disparate backgrounds, Meena, an Indian immigrant living in New York City's Chinatown, and River, the son of a Kentucky coal miner, become pen pals and overcome cultural misconceptions while sharing respective hardships.
Will Judy's lucky penny lead her to the nation's capital — or to third-grade C-A-L-A-M-I-T-Y? And what do her spelling-bee nemesis and a potbellied pig have to do with it? The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning — at bowling, spelling, the... More Info
After tasting the warm, rusty water from the fountain designated for African- Americans, a young boy questions why he cannot drink the cool, refreshing water from the "Whites Only" fountain. Based on a true experience co-author Michael S. Bandy had as a boy. 15,000 first printing.
An uplifting tale evoking the golden sands of Africa by Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet and his wife, Elspeth Graham, captivatingly illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Already an old man, desert guide Issa has seen thousands of dawns. One particular morning, however, the desert reveals something new; something... More Info
Could dinosaurs still roam the earth? In the newest discovery in the ’Ology series, readers come face-to-face with living, breathing dinosaurs. What if dinosaurs had not died out? What if whole colonies of the prehistoric beasts had survived on a remote island off the coast of South America? The... More Info
Follow the flight of a honey bee as she searches for nectar to sustain her hive and, along the way, pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits. A tiny honey bee emerges from the hive for the first time. Using sunlight, landmarks, and scents to remember the path, she goes in search of pollen and... More Info
Battle on! Head to the lanes for another hilarious, high-energy story as four-year-old Mitchell and his obliging dad strike a winning deal. Mitchell liked to knock things down. That’s just how he rolled. One Saturday, when Mitchell almost knocks down his dad, his dad catches him and puts him in... More Info
The creators of Charley’s First Night return with a tale of a boy, a puppy, and a grampa — an enchanting picture book bearing all the hallmarks of a classic. It’s a snowy day, and Grampa is coming by train for a visit. Henry can’t wait! He sets out with Charley, his beloved pup, pulling a... More Info
A boy escapes home to seek his own way in the world in a whimsical new outing by the award-winning David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Stanley Potts's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But... More Info
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.
"Alternately playful and realistic, Emberley's . . . art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes, and colors — and that each variation is 'perfectly normal.'" — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review) When young people have questions about sex, real answers can be hard to... More Info
An inspirational true story by the national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy play areas for children traces the efforts of a group of kids and adults from an Indianapolis community who worked with KaBOOM! to build a playground that became the site of endless imaginative... More Info
A gift-appropriate story for kids features a long-suffering boy's eye-rolling observations of his father's bombastic and often corny sense of humor, which is comprised of groan-out-loud puns and wisecracking rejoinders.
Kids will delight in this witty story of mistaken identity from acclaimed author-illustrator Petr Horácek. Peter and Paul are puffins and the best of friends. But one day Peter gets lost in a terrible storm, and Paul is nowhere to be found. With the help of a big blue whale, Peter sets out,... More Info
A creative collection of whimsical art projects uses easily found materials and is designed for laugh-provoking displays in public places, from a tiny cork-bottomed boat in a fountain to a funny message left on a bathroom mirror. By the author of Mable Riley.
Receiving an engaging toy truck when a new sibling is born, young Phoebe happily occupies herself while her mother attends the baby and is dismayed when a pushy playground bully steals the beloved truck. By the author of What Happened on Fox Street.
From the Children's Poet Laureate comes a year-round ode to wacky holidays just begging to be celebrated. Nobody should ever forget Ewe on Ohio Sheep Day (July 14). No mata mata how hard they may try on World Turtle Day (May 23). If you've never heard of Dragon Appreciation Day, International... More Info
A comical cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters challenges them to avoid yawning and other displays of sleepiness while depicting a sequence of tired characters and bedtime subjects, from a dozing dog and a cuddly blanket to endearing baby orangutans who stretch out long arms for a... More Info
The creators of The Animal Hedge follow a girl's perusal of her great-grandfather's collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country, portrayed through breathtaking illustrations. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Joyful... More Info
A conversational, lighthearted introduction to birdwatching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and explains how to identify local varieties by referencing cartoon illustrations that whimsically profile bird characteristics. By the creator of The Magic Rabbit.
The late author of the Frances series and British Children's Laureate illustrator of the Roald Dahl stories follows the experiences of a discarded popsicle stick that is picked up by a little girl who dreams about a magical horse that gallops with her through cities, jungles and over an ice-pop... More Info
A gift-appropriate, interactive tour of the Mesozoic era combines striking illustrations, engaging facts and pop-up elements while profiling the traits and habitats of dozens of prehistoric creatures including the ankylosaurus, the triceratops and the velociraptor.
Resolving to earn so much money that his mother will no longer stress out over the bills, 11-year-old Timmy Failure launches a detective business with a lazy polar bear partner named Total but finds their enterprise—Total Failure, Inc.—challenged by a college-bound spy and a four-foot-tall girl... More Info
Arriving on the American prairie in the hope of making a new home, Nora, a little girl from Russia, struggles with loneliness until Papa brings her a dozen chicks and two geese who follow Nora everywhere she goes. By the Newbery Medal-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.
"Equally informative and appetite-whetting." — The Horn Book One of the best parts of a young child's day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring... More Info
Young children are invited to practice counting from one to 10 with an exuberant family of primates that bring new depth to first numbers while conveying an important message about protecting the environment. By the Hans Christian Andersen Award-winning former Children's Laureate author of Willy... More Info
In the first major YA steampunk anthology, 14 top storytellers push the genre's mix of sci-fi, fantasy, history and adventure in fascinating new directions. Authors include M. T. Anderson, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Cory Doctorow, Garth Nix and many others.
In this clever picture book, a debut author-illustrator introduces a plucky rabbit and the new companion that he just can't shake. Rabbit has a problem. There's a large black rabbit chasing him. No matter where he runs — behind a tree, over the river — the shadowy rabbit follows. Finally in the... More Info
Reveals things that one can do to help conserve the world, including such things as turning off the television properly, walking to school, and turning off lights when leaving a room to conserve energy.
For young children who live in two homes, this bright, simple story with oversized flaps reassures young readers that there is love in each one. Her parents don't live together anymore, so sometimes the child in this book lives with her mom and cat, and sometimes with Dad. Her bedroom looks a... More Info
Based on a true story from Archbishop Desmond Tutu's childhood in South Africa, Desmond and the Very Mean Word reveals the power of words and the secret of forgiveness. When Desmond takes his new bicycle out for a ride through his neighborhood, his pride and joy turn to hurt and anger when a group... More Info
Four lads from Liverpool ride in a yellow submarine and use music to aid Pepperland's besieged residents in their battle against the Blue Meanies, in a midi edition of the classic, publishing in time for the release of the 3D version of the beloved film.
A lyrical, strikingly illustrated story celebrates the unifying power of soccer. In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew... More Info
Simple, evocative poetic language and close-up photographs invite youngsters to make observations about the natural world while profiling such subjects as a katydid's eye, a spider on a silken web and a glowing firefly. By the author of Monarch and Milkweed.
A sumptuously illustrated treasury of poems reflects the experiences of very young children as they encounter nature for the first time, peppering verses about buzzing bees, bird tracks in the snow and crisp fall apples with engaging facts and activity suggestions. By the award-winning author of... More Info
Built on a treeless yard by a family who cleared away all the sprouting trees on the property, a house is eventually abandoned and left to deteriorate on a lot that is gradually overrun by wild trees, in a poignant tale of loss, change and nature's quiet triumph by the Pulitzer Prize-winning former... More Info
An award-winning story that explores the growth and continual change in beloved gardens is set in a little girl's yard, where with love and care amazing seeds bloom and flourish throughout the seasons. By the author of Kaito's Cloth.