This & That reunites bestselling picture book author Mem Fox with illustrator Judy Horacek, following their most recent collaboration on Good Night, Sleep Tight.
In this delightful tale, two mice set off on a storytelling adventure that takes them through cavernous caves, atop crazy giraffes, and over palace walls until they return safely home to the comfort of their beds. A sweet, rhyming story, This & That is perfect for helping children develop their sequencing skills!
A Fire Truck for Chuck
By Dunklee, Annika
At a yard sale with his mom, among the toys for sale, Chuck spots a fire truck. It only costs a buck -- what luck! Mom buys Chuck the truck, and he loves everything about it. At home, he plays with it nonstop: in the sandbox, the yard, and the mud. But after bath time, once Chuck is squeaky clean, his fire truck is nowhere to be seen!
Dumbstruck, Chuck hunts all over the house. Where is his truck?! Was it sucked up into the vacuum, now stuck? Finally, Chuck and his truck are reunited, just in time for bed.
Told not in verse but with plenty of fun rhyme and repetition, this story's bright, cartoon-like art conveys Chuck's full range of emotions. With humor and warmth, it's a lovable read-aloud that captures a child's joy for their favorite toy.
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
Tide Pool Secrets
By Oliver, Narelle
Lift the flaps and discover the many hidden creatures of the tide pool.
At first glance, there's nothing much to see . . . but tide pools are full of secrets. What creatures can be found nestling among the rocks and hiding in the seaweed? Dive into these mysterious seashore habitats and learn how to spot the creatures concealed within. With big, easy-to-lift flaps and a glossary of the tide pool's inhabitants, Narelle Oliver's lush underwater primer introduces young readers to the wonders just waiting to be revealed in the tide pools of the world.
Ladybug Girl and the Rescue Dogs
By Soman, David
Ladybug Girl and her friends help at a dog-adoption fair and discover that even the littlest things can make a big difference in this tenth hardcover in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series.
Lulu is excited to meet all the rescue dogs when the pet-adoption fair comes to her local farmers' market. She wants to take all of them home--but she already has Bingo, and Mama says one dog is enough for their family. That doesn't mean Lulu can't help, though. It's time for Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad--her friends Grasshopper Girl and Bumblebee Boy--to step in! The Bug Squad can do all kinds of little but important things, like brush the dogs, play with them, and bring them water and food. And then Lulu comes up with the perfect plan to help the dogs find their forever homes. Her idea is such a success that the Bug Squad knows they'll be back again next week. Together, they can help every dog get adopted.
This beloved series is celebrated for its gentle, authentic, and imaginative exploration of kid-emotions and -truths.
The Mukluk Ball
By Johnson, Katharine
Karhu the bear lives in the piney north woods near the bustling burg of Finn Town. When he sees a billboard advertising "Mukluk Ball: Come One, Come All," he wants to go! Unfortunately, a few obstacles stand in his path.First: he needs to buy a pair of mukluks, soft leather boots perfect for dancing. Karhu brings his innate skills to the town's summer festival. He sells freshly picked blueberries and comforting bear hugs to earn enough for this essential purchase.Next: he needs to learn how to dance. Luckily, talented friends like Millie the square dancer and Mary Ann the librarian and Inga the folksinger agree to teach him. Soon he can polka and chachacha and boogie-woogie.And then, the most vexing hurdle of all: with the dance set for January, Karhu needs a surefire way to wake up from his long winter's nap.
Minnesota Historical Society Press
Daddy Long Legs
By Brun-cosme, Nadine
Daddy drives Matthew to kindergarten in his old green car. ?See you this afternoon,? says Daddy, as he kisses him goodbye. But Matthew stops him from leaving and asks, ?What if, this afternoon, the old green car doesn't start?? Thus begins a series of what-ifs that Matthew poses in response to every one of Daddy's ideas about how he will manage to return and fetch him, each one more fantastic than the last: he'll come by tractor, by teddy bear, by the wings of birds, by a tiny boat, even by dragon! Finally, Daddy says he'll use his own two long legs, the ultimate reassurance that he'll come back for Matthew, no matter what!Author Nadine Brun-Cosme's endearing picture book offers warm comfort to young children that their parent can always be counted on.
Kids Can Press
At the Beach
By Stanley, Mandy
There's so many things to see at the beach, let's point them out! This bright and bold colorful board book introduces young children to first words in English and Spanish.At the Beach is the perfect size for small hands to take with them wherever they go!
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
By Crow, Nosy
Part of a new series of board books featuring perennially popular nursery rhymes and songs, slider tabs, and cheerful illustrations.Each book in the Sing Along With Me! series has five slider mechanisms and a QR code inside that links to both an instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme. Simply scan the code for little ones to listen and sing along! Have fun making animal noises with Old MacDonald Had a Farm.,
Nosy Crow; Brdbk edition
Buster and the Baby
By Hest, Amy
What could be more endearing than the bond between a baby and a puppy? A sweet and spirited tale from two picture-book masters.
In the little red house, a dog ducks under the table. He waits and watches and waits some more as his heart goes thump, thump, thump. And then . . . CHAAA! Out of the shadows comes the baby, squealing and whirling and bumping his nose! Go Buster, go Buster, go! Is behind the blue chair a good place to hide? With beautifully tender artwork and an engaging repetitive text, author Amy Hest and illustrator Polly Dunbar follow two little ones in a breathless game of chase - winding up in a heart-tugging role reversal sure to sweeten readers' dreams.
By Mccanna, Tim
Xavier follows a bouncing ball on an onomatopoeia-filled alphabet adventure in this quirky new picture book from Tim McCanna!A great, big AH-CHOO! sends a Xavier's bouncy ball flying! With a BOP! BIFF! BOOM! it sails out the window. Then a CLASH CLANK! DINK! DONK! That ball is loooooong gone. Will Xavier get it back? Follow the letters of the alphabet as the ball bounces and wreaks havoc through the city and find out!
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
By Sauer, Tammi
Meet Wordy Birdy, a very chatty bird who talks WAY more than she listens! A hilarious new story from Tammi Sauer, beloved author of Nugget & Fang, Chicken Dance, and My Alien.
Wordy Birdy LOVES to talk. "Hello, sunrise. Hello, pink sky. Hello, orange sky. . . ." But does she love to listen? NOPE. One day, while she's walking through the forest, her gift of the gab gets her into hot water: "That's a pretty tree and that's a pretty tree and that's a pretty danger sign and that's a pretty tree. . . ." Will this inattentive bird walk right into danger? Will her faraway thoughts lead her along a path of doom? It's up to her long-suffering, heard-it-all-before pals Squirrel, Raccoon, and Rabbit to save their distracted friend.
Author Tammi Sauer will have kids and their parents in stitches with this funny, fast-paced, lovable caper about the importance of paying attention - and the importance of standing by your friends through thick and thin.
"laugh-out-loud funny . . . caregivers will certainly find this chuckleworthy." - Kirkus Reviews
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Bird, Balloon, Bear
By Na, Il Sung
A fresh and heartwarming new story from Il Sung Na about finding the courage to make a friend.
Bird is new to the forest, and he's looking for a friend. Bear could use a friend, too. But Bird is too shy to introduce himself. Just as he musters the courage to say hello . . . it's too late! Bear has already found a friend: a bright, shiny red balloon.
Has Bird missed his chance?
From the acclaimed Il Sung Na comes a charming and beautifully illustrated story about courage, kindness, and friendship.
Peek inside the jacket for a special poster!
Praise for Il Sung Na:
"Na brings fresh energy to the familiar. With a coloring style that feels as if someone took a firecracker to a box of crayons, Na makes turtle shells as dynamic as a peacock's plumage." --The New York Times (The Opposite Zoo)
"Il Sung Na's illustrative art is so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare." - The Boston Globe (A Book of Babies)
â˜… "It's the rare picture book that, upon arrival, feels as though it has been around for years already; Na's belongs to this group." - Publishers Weekly, Starred (A Book of Sleep)
â˜… "Vibrant [and] whimsical." - School Library Journal, Starred (Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit)
Alfred A Knopf
My Friend Robot!
By Scribens, Sunny
Join a lively crew of children and their robot friend to work on an exciting project: building a tree house for them all to enjoy! Then learn more about robots, simple machines and computer programming in the notes at the end.
At the Zoo
By Boetger, Nikki
Little ones will love exploring the shapes of zoo animals like tigers, elephants, penguins and more in this playful shape board book. Beginning animal facts are found on each page, and cut-out shapes fit snugly into one another in At the Zoo, with vibrant illustrations by Nikki Boetger.