You see, high-up was safe since he liked a slow pace, While the ground down below seemed a frightening place. Too fast and too loud and too big and too strange. Nope. Kevin preferred not to move or to change.
Kevin the koala loves every day to be the same, where it's snug and safe. But when change comes along, will Kevin embrace all the joys that come with trying something new?
An inspiring rhyming read aloud by bestselling Love Monster creator Rachel Bright and Frog on a Log? illustrator Jim Field that empowers young readers to face change with courage and delight.
Do You Believe in Unicorns?
By Murguia, Bethanie Deeney
Is believing in magic the key to seeing a unicorn? If you keep your eyes open to wonder, the possibilities are endless.
Is that a horse wearing a hat? It's definitely not a unicorn in disguise - that would be ridiculous, right? It's probably just a horse that's having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you'll finally know for sure. Or will you? It's all a matter of perspective in this cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.
Me Tall, You Small
By L'arronge, Lilli
Me Tall, You Small is a series of playful vignettes in the daily life of a pair of weasels, parent and child. Whether they are having a bubble bath, kicking a soccer ball, or eating ice cream together, simple paired phrases showcase their loving - and amusingly realistic - relationship. After a fall: You boo-boo. Me bandage. At bedtime: Me tired. You wired.
Creative use of language with wordplay, onomatopoeia, and rhyme infuses this book with humor and surprise. Together with the text, expressive line-drawn artwork drives home the funny differences between life as a parent and a child. This silly, touching read-aloud will have both parties celebrating their role, whether tall or small.
LEVELING Grade Range: Pre-K-3 Lexile: NP
COMMON CORE L.K.1,1b,1f,2,2d,4,5,5b,5c,5d SL.K.1,1b,2,3,4,5,6 W.K.3,5,6,8 RF.K.1,1a,1b,1c,2,2a,2b,2c,2e,3 RL.K.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RF.K.3a,3b,3c,3d,4
The Cat Book
By Borando, Silvia
Whatever the species, your new companion animal needs your help - and these interactive books will have you smiling as you comply.Who's that, curled in a ball? Call out his name to wake him! Now turn the page and see him give a big stretch, waiting for you to pat him. Purr, purr, purr. Aww. But what's that? Fleas! Quick, squish them with your finger! As this pampered cat's day progresses, readers will have their hands full, acting as umbrella and towel and even clapping their hands loudly to save a bird . . . oh no!
Go BIG or Go Gnome!
By Mayer, Kirsten
Laugh your whiskers off with Albert the Gnome in this charming and funny picture book about friendship, self-acceptance -- and beards!
A beard is the biggest point of pride for a Gnome, but poor Al can't sprout a single whisker. Each year, Al feels left out of the Beards International Gnome-athalon, B.I.G.
So Al decides to go BIG or go Gnome! It's a close shave, but with a hidden talent and the help of his friend, Gnorm, Al learns accepting that you are different is the key to fitting in.
An Imprint Book
By Long, Ethan
Something strange is in the air on this dark, cold night.
The members of Fright Club are always ready to scare, but tonight Fran K. Stein has something else on his mind. He's busy making something, and the other monsters want to know what it is.
Could it be a mask with fangs? A big pink nose? Or maybe a paper butt? No . . . it's a Valentine!
That means one thing . . . EEEEK!! Is Fran in love? What could be scarier than falling in love?!?
In this hilariously spooky story by Geisel Award-winning author and illustrator Ethan Long, even the scariest of monsters have true feelings.
Little Owl's Egg
By Gliori, Debi
Little Owl's mommy has laid a beautiful egg with a new baby owl inside, and Little Owl isn't pleased. He's her baby owl--she doesn't need a new one!
But what if it's not an owl inside the egg? What if it's a baby penguin . . . or a crocodile . . . or a dragon?!
It's fun to imagine, but maybe a baby owl is the best thing after all.
Master storyteller Debi Gliori explores the feelings involved in the impending arrival of a new sibling in this sweetly silly and heartwarming story, lovingly illustrated by bestselling artist Alison Brown.
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
By Rawlinson, Julia
"I can't sleep!" said Molly. "You can," said her Mom. "Just think of a story and sleep will soon come..."
When Molly can't fall asleep, her Mom has the perfect remedy: a soothing bedtime story! Mom dreams up a variety of sleep-inducing scenarios, but Molly manages to find something exciting and energizing in each one. Eventually, Mom's stories work, just not in the way she expects...
By Channing, Margot
These are ideal first books for very young readers, filled with delightful artwork and simple descriptions. They are designed to help infants embark on a lifetime of reading, introducing them to basic concepts of literacy, the alphabet, mechanics and the natural world.
Beware the Monster
By Escoffier, Michael
Can a monster ever eat too much? Wolves, ogres, and giants have always populated children's books. That little bit of fear that they inspire is what makes storytime so exciting. In this book, young children are introduced to a ravenous monster that eats everything in its path. Apples, leaves, trees, and even cows don't stand a chance as he ploughs his way through the woods satisfying his enormous appetite. Who will his next victim be? Be careful His favorite dish is little children But don't worry. The surprise ending will make children sigh with relief--and laugh out loud. Filled with humor and just the right amount of scariness, this book speaks directly to the child with comments, warnings, and asides on every page. Giggle-inducing lines such as "I think you'd better hide" and "Here he comes Close the book " place the child right in the story.
By Evans, Lezlie
From a tiny mouse to a lion cub, adorable animal children explain why daddies are the BEST! Who wrestles with you for fun - but then surrenders and says you've won? Who takes you on outings and just doesn't care what outfit you're wearing or if you've got messy hair? Guess who? DADDIES DO! Meet a delightful group of animal daddies, including a bird who teaches his baby to fly and a polar bear who gives his cub the best hugs. This perfect Father's Day story ends with every dad tucking his child in with a sweet good night.
Sterling Children's Books
Cancer Hates Kisses
By Sliwerski, Jessica Reid
Mothers are superheroes when they're battling cancer, and this empowering picture book gives them an honest yet spirited way to share the difficult experience with their kids. Author Jessica Reid Sliwerski was diagnosed with breast cancer four months after giving birth to her daughter. And through all the stages of treatment - surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, losing her hair - she thought about how hard it would be to talk to your child about cancer while coping with it. She wrote this picture book to give other parents and their children an encouraging tool for having those conversations - a lovingly upbeat book that is also refreshingly authentic and straightforward. With its simple text and heartwarming illustrations, Cancer Hates Kisses is relatable to any type of cancer.
Count Your Chickens
By Bogart, Jo Ellen
For fans of Richard Scarry, a cute-as-a-button picture book featuring dozens of chickens as they set out for the county fair!
Chickens, chickens everywhere -- going to the county fair! Follow a family of chickens as they prepare for their big outing. You'll see chickens wondering what to wear, baking pies, painting their toes and knitting socks. A stroll through town reveals that everyone else is excited for the festivities too. There are so many sights to see! Over there we see racers sprinting to the finish line. Over here, farmers showing off their best crops. Clowns, entertainers and musicians take the stage. And don't forget the rides: the Ferris wheel, super slide and merry-go-round. Grab some cotton candy and popcorn, because this very silly book will entertain and challenge young readers with searching and counting elements.
Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?
By Caston, Jane
Help Doug find his dog by patting, tickling, and calling to the correct dogs based on Dougs clues! As the reader selects dogs, the pool narrows until a surprise ending reveals Dougs dogand why he went missing. Featuring hilarious illustrations of funny dogs galore, this text is perfect for collaborative story time with beginning and reluctant readers.
Little Mouse's Big Breakfast
By Pym, Christine
Hungry Little Mouse is looking for some breakfast, and he knows just where he can find it. Scampering into the kitchen next door, he finds a perfect bright blueberry. But just before he leaves, he spots a rosy-red apple, and Little Mouse loves rosy-red apples. And as if that's not enough, there are sugary sweets, a chunk of cheese, a plump pickle . . . the list goes on and on. Yum But as he finally finds something that's his absolute favorite, Little Mouse discovers that he's not the only one looking for breakfast. In this hilarious tale from talented author-illustrator Christine Pym, readers will cheer for Little Mouse and his big appetite for the world.