Herbert is deeply doubtful about his first Halloween - but with a little help from his dad and a special tiger costume, Herbert might just find confidence on Halloween night. Together, father and son practice roaring, carve a pumpkin, and venture out in search of candy. And by the end of the night, Herbert finds his doubts have melted away. A sweet introduction to Halloween and to being brave, this book is sure to delight the youngest of trick-or-treaters.
The Perfect Siesta
By Mena, Pato
The perfect book to read before bed. Kids will laugh with exotic animals trying to nap just before they do!
It is very hot in the jungle and suddenly a nice breeze arrives. The jaguar wants to take a siesta. Just then he saw a coati and said, "Could you do me a big favor? Could you wake me up in exactly 10 minutes?" The coati wanted a siesta too, and asked the cockatiel to wake him up in exactly 10 minutes...
Pato Mena is a young author and illustrator from Chile residing in Barcelona (Spain) . He has published in Chile, Spain. Korea and China. On two occasions he has been awarded creative grants by the Government of Chile.
My Mom Is Magical
By Moyle, Sabrina
My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.
Harry N. Abrams
How Do You Say? / ¿Cómo Se Dice?
By Dominguez, Angela N
Hello! ¡Hola! Some people speak Spanish. Some people speak English. Although we may not speak the same language, some things, like friendship, are universal!Follow two young giraffes as they meet, celebrate, and become friends. This bilingual tale will have readers eager to meet new friends and amigos.
Henry Holt and Company
Bears in a Band
By Parenteau, Shirley
CLANG! CLANG!TOOTLEY-TOOO! The impossibly cute bears are back - and this time they have musical instruments at the ready.
The little bears pick up their instruments and play a noisy song. They don't care if the notes are wrong! But uh-oh, Big Brown Bear is fast asleep. Will their lively music wake him up? A small moment of trepidation segues into a jubilant performance in a story that will be sweet music to little ears.
Candlewick Press, 2016.
Mitzi Tulane, Preschool Detective in The Secret Ingredient
By Mclaughlin, Lauren
Not even the smallest clue gets past this preschool private eye!Just as Mitzi is about to enjoy a nice muffin her Dad made, her friend Max stops her in her tracks! He has a sneaking suspicion that there is something funny about this muffin -- so the two of them set off on an investigation...Kids and parents will laugh along as Mitzi, Max and their friends test the muffin for dodgy ingredients and come to their conclusion. What did Dad put in the muffin after all? Debbie Ohi's bouncy illustrations bring an extra layer of fun to Lauren McLaughlin's clever text.
Random House Books for Young Readers
By Willems, Mo
Mo Willems' introductory guide for new arrivals welcomes readers to the world using bold, eye-catching graphics and clever text that is perfect for reading aloud. With a fun and heartwarming message, Welcome playfully interacts with the reader with its meta-humor, while addressing such topics such as injustice, cats, friendship, and family. This one-of-a-kind guide to the world is a must-have for infants and new parents alike.
Hyperion Books for Children
Clifford's Good Deeds
By Bridwell, Norman
Good deeds never go out of style, and neither does a timeless character like Clifford! This beautiful hardcover edition of Clifford's Good Deeds features the original 1975 two-color artwork. It is sure to inspire just as many good deeds--and laughs--as it did more than four decades ago.
Clifford has a big heart, but whenever he tries to do good deeds for others, his big size and personality always seem to get in the way. A sneeze sends just-raked leaves flying and a simple tail wag splatters paint all over the neighbor's house! But when a family is in danger, Clifford is the only one who can rescue them. This time, Clifford's BIG heart makes him a BIG hero.
Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls
By Greenawalt, Kelly
I love my fluffy, puffy curls.
I'm so happy they are mine.
When I believe in myself,
They shimmer and they shine.
Princess Truly is back! In the second Princess Truly adventure, Truly's magical, sparkling curls have the power to transport her to exciting new places like the Egyptian pyramids, the Jurassic period, and even into outer space. With curiosity, bravery, and her signature smarts, Princess Truly once again proves that she can do anything she sets her mind to and reminds girls everywhere to reach for the stars, believe in themselves, and dream big!
Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny
By Scarry, Richard
Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny is now back in print as a Little Golden Book!Beloved Richard Scarry has created one of his most endearingly naughty characters ever. Little bunny doesn't deliberately try to be naughty, but more often than not, that's exactly what happens. Whether he is startling his mother with a loud TV, drawing on the wall, or making a fuss at nap time, this little bunny proves that even the naughtiest of children can be the most loveable.LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS have been loved by children for over 75 years. When they were first published in 1942, high-quality books for children hadn't been available at a price most people could afford. Little Golden Books changed that! Priced at just 25 cents and sold where people shopped every day, they caused an instant sensation and were soon purchased by the hundreds of thousands.
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad
By Archer, Peggy
From the illustrator of the award-winning Sophie's Squash comes a rollicking read-aloud featuring a very tiny toad who gets displaced as animals--and humans--brush past him on the road.
In the middle of a puddle in the middle of a road on a teeter-totter twig sat a teeny-tiny toad. Snap! went the twig! Up went the toad! And he landed on a tree by the side of the road.
It's hard to be a tiny toad minding your own business on a twig. First a bird pecks at him. . . . Then a bee buzzes. . . . Then a dog barks . . . and so on. And each time the toad is surprised by a buzz or a woof (or the toe of a sneaker!) , he hops to a new location farther down the road. With fun sounds, clever rhymes, and an irresistible rhythm, this is the perfect story for sharing one-on-one or in a group.
Schwartz & Wade
By Dodd, Emma
One little elephant learns that a parent's love is unconditional.
There is always love between parent and child, which is the heartwarming message in an exquisite new title from Emma Dodd. Featuring stunning illustrations of an elephant family and with interior pages embellished with foil, this makes a handsome addition to any nursery bookshelf.
I Am a Cat
By Bernstein, Galia
A simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't measure up. He doesn't have Lion's mane or Cheetah's spots. He doesn't sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He's small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he's just like them . . . only smaller.
A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we're all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.
Abrams Books for Young Readers
How Do Dinosaurs Choose Their Pets?
By Yolen, Jane
"Can I keep it? It's so cute!" Brimming with laugh-aloud humor, enormous dinosaur children surprise their parents by bringing home a wild menagerie of highly unusual pets! What would happen if your child walked in the door with a pet tiger? Or an elephant, boa constrictor, zebra, or kangaroo? Would you smile?
Perfect for every child who has ever loved or yearned for a pet, this new uproarious book delights readers of all ages as they peek into the mischievous world of Jane Yolen and Mark Teague's bestselling dinosaur series. In the end, children and dinosaurs both learn which animals make the most practical pets, and the best places to find them-- including shelters and pet stores.
Wonderfully silly, here is the perfect book for little dinosaurs who may soon have a furry, feathery, or scaly new friend in the house. If you were as big as the dinosaurs in this book, what pet would be your first choice?
Blue Sky Press
By John, Jory
â˜… An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year selection â˜… "Well-paced, bursting with humor, and charmingly misanthropic."-- Kirkus Reviews starred review
A penguin levels with human readers about what penguin life is really like--and it isn't all fun and games. A hilarious first collaboration from Jory John (All my friends are dead. and Quit Calling Me a Monster!) and Lane Smith (The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales) .
Have you ever considered running away to Antarctica? Of course you have! Because it's a land free of worries and responsibilities! All of your problems will surely be blown away by the icy winds of that lawless paradise! . . . Won't they?
Think again, my friend. This penguin has come to tell you that his life down there is no more a picnic than yours is here. For starters, it is FREEZING. Also, penguins have a ton of natural predators. Plus, can you imagine trying to find your mom in a big ol' crowd of identical penguins? No, thank you.
Yes, it seems there is no escaping the drudgery of your daily grind, whatever it might be. Or perhaps we've just learned that grumps are everywhere. . . .
Jory John and Lane Smith let us decide. This book is sure to tickle kids' funny bones and will elicit appreciative sighs from the adults reading it aloud.