Three irrepressible little owls take us on their journey around the world, from one Christmas Day to the next—fishing, dancing, snoozing and not behaving. Blakes delightful drawings combine with fantastical rhyming text to create a story that begs to be read again and again. Three Little Owls was written by Italian artist Emanuele Luzzati and translated into English by John Yeoman.,
Rumble Grumble . . . Hush
By Wade, Bruce
Where the Wild Things Are meets Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in this emotionally satisfying picture book tailor-made for reading aloud, which celebrates creativity and the power of imagination.
In a spare, lyrical text, young listeners and readers will follow a little boy through his day, from early morning till bedtime, and watch as what fills his active imagination becomes real. Toys grow to life-size: a tin monkey plays a real drum and fiddle--rat-a-tat, toot!--a stuffed lion roars--rumble, grumble--and a dump truck empties its load--BANG! But when quiet time comes, and a hush settles over his bedroom, animals nap, and the boy becomes absorbed in other activities, like reading and drawing.
Here is an irresistible read-aloud by a picture-book master that captures all the joy of a child's play, and renders a boy's imagination real.
Praise for And If the Moon Could Talk by Kate Banks: "With quiet phrases and luxurious color, Banks . . . evoke(s) a perfectly peaceful bedtime." --Publishers Weekly
Praise for City Cat by Kate Banks: "If you have to pack a suitcase, . . . make room in it for this book." --The New York Times
Schwartz & Wade
By Bramsen, Carin
Join Duck and Cat - from Hey, Duck! and Just a Duck? - for an adventurous barn sleepover in their third picture book together! Perfect for fans of Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie series.
It's Duck's very first sleepover . . . and it's in Cat's barn! But a "Hooot, Hooot" is keeping Duck from getting any sleep. So Duck and Cat set off to search high and low to find out just who is doing all that hooting. Full of your favorite barnyard animals and their memorable sounds, young readers will love this delightfully funny and endearing story.
Praise for Carin Bramsen's Duck and Cat books!
Sleepover Duck "Cat and Duck are as delightful as ever in this third outing in the series . . . Little readers will feel the warmth of these loving, endearing friends." - Kirkus Reviews
Just a Duck? "Outstanding . . . An endearing story for group or one-on-one sharing." - School Library Journal
"The tale is equal in every way to the visual appeal . . . Sweet, tender and delightful." - Kirkus Reviews
"A gently funny story of the differences, similarities, and compromises that make for rewarding friendships" - Publishers Weekly
2016 Buckeye Book Award nominee!
Hey, Duck! "A sweet, tender and charming experience to read aloud or together." - Kirkus Reviews
". . . should tickle preschoolers." - Publishers Weekly
Random House Books for Young Readers
A Warm Winter
By Oral, Feridun
One cold winter morning Little Mouse ventures out in search of enough firewood to heat his nest. But when he tries to drag his pile home, he realizes everything he's gathered is much too heavy for him. Maybe his friends can help out, but they'd better hurry, because there's a blizzard on the way. If they can find a way to work together and keep each other safe, maybe they can all have the warm winter they've been hoping for. This beautifully illustrated picture book shows the power of friendship, persistence-and a little luck-to make our dreams come true. This is a winter story that will warm your heart.
Michael Neugebauer Publishing
Is It Rosh Hashanah Yet?
By Barash, Chris
As summer ends and fall settles in, a family prepares to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. It's time to pick apples, make cards, light the candles, and eat brisket to ring in the new year!
Albert Whitman & Company
The Importance of Being 3
By Ward, Lindsay
The perfect present for three-year-olds, this picture book is a celebration of all things three!
All the best things come in threes, not one, not two, but three, like the three-year-olds in this sweet picture book. As all parents know, three is a big year. Follow along as three friends learn new things in threes - from tricycles to triangles - take a dip in the pool, and play in the park with their friends! Of course, it's not all fun and games. There's a tantrum and then hugs all around as the three kids head to bed.
This adorable picture book celebrating important life events is the perfect gift for third birthdays. Kids will love pointing out all the activities they can do now that they are three years old.
Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group,
Big Brown Bear's Cave
By Zommer, Yuval
What will Bear do when he fills his cave so full of stuff that there's no room at all - even for his friends?Big Brown Bear finds a lovely new home, a dark and empty cave just right for a bear. Then one day he wanders into the city and discovers that humans also have caves, which they call garages and fill with all sorts of stuff! Bear decides he must do the same - but soon there is no room in his cave to stretch or scratch or do any of the things that Big Brown Bear likes to do, including seeing his friends. Maybe it's time for all the stuff to go!
No Room for Baby!
By Jadoul, Émile
Leon is worried. There's a new baby penguin in his home. And though Marcel is sleeping in his crib now, he can't stay there forever. But where can they put him? Mama's arms are way too big to cuddle a tiny baby penguin. It's definitely too scary high up on Daddy's shoulders for him. And as anyone can see, when Daddy is on one side and Mama on the other, with Leon in the middle, there's no room for anyone else. ?We can't put a baby penguin anywhere ...? Leon says. Is there a place that's just right for a little brother penguin to go?In this endearing and cozy picture book, author and illustrator Émile Jadoul poignantly captures the worries and evolving feelings that arise when a new baby enters the family of a young child. The sweet story is told with sensitivity and gentle humor from the child's perspective, allowing young readers' understanding to grow along with Leon's, as he eventually figures out where and how a new sibling will fit into his family.
Kids Can Press
By Hooks, Bell
The skin I'm in is just a covering. It cannot tell my story. The skin I'm in is just a covering. If you want to know who I am, you have got to come inside and open your heart way wide.Celebrating all that makes us unique and different, Skin Again offers new ways to talk about race and identity. Race matters, but only so much--what's most important is who we are on the inside. Looking beyond skin, going straight to the heart, we find in each other the treasures stored down deep. Learning to cherish those treasures, to be all we imagine ourselves to be, makes us free.This award-winning book, with its myriad of faces, introduces a strong message of loving yourself and others that will appeal to parents of our youngest readers.
Jump At The Sun
So Many Sounds
By Mccanna, Tim
Listen! Do you hear a sound? Noises come from all around. Soft and gentle, loud and clear. Oh so many sounds to hear!
SoMany Sounds is a wonderful rhyming read-aloud featuring everyday sounds and a refrain that children will love repeating. The playful text and illustrations are sure to delight little ones while also inviting them to pay more attention to the world around them.
The Tiptoeing Tiger
By Leathers, Philippa
Every child who has ever crept up behind someone and shouted "roar!" will enjoy this utterly adorable story with a gentle final twist.
Everyone knows that tigers are sleek, silent, and totally terrifying . . . most tigers, that is. But no one is afraid of Little Tiger. He's just too small and clumsy to frighten anyone. Determined to prove that he is terrifying, Little Tiger sets out on tiptoe, creeping through the forest to find someone to scare. He gets yawned at and laughed at, but Little Tiger won't give up. Is there any animal in the forest who will find him just as sleek, silent, and totally terrifying as the bigger tigers?
The Fox and the Wild
By Mcfarland, Clive
Fred is a city fox, but the city can be a scary place. It's noisy, it's smoky, and it's often dangerous. One day, Fred sees a flock of birds flying over the rooftops. Where do they go? he wonders. When a bird tells him about the place called the wild, he decides to go in search of it. Will he find the wild? And what will happen if he does?
A Song for Snow
By Department., Monetary Authority Of Singapore. Economic Policy
A young owl experiences the magic of a first snowfall - the quiet wintery wonder, the pristine beauty, and snowballs! - in this follow-up to the adorable Hoot and Peep
It's Peep's first winter, and it's going to snow very, very soon. Peep has so many questions for her older brother Hoot: Does snow drop, polppety splop, like the rain's song? Does it scrinkle scrattle like falling leaves? But Hoot can't remember snow very well. The one thing he knows for sure is that it is worth waiting for.
But Peep doesn't have his patience, and as she flies around the gorgeous Paris skies, she tries her best to make up her own snow song. But once those first snowflakes start to fall, Peep realizes just how wise her older brother really is for waiting...and just who she wants to cuddle up to when the snow starts to really sing.
With all the wonder and the joy of a first snow day, and perfect for fans of The Quiet Book and Little Owl's Night, this tender follow-up to Hoot and Peep is certainly worth waiting for, too.
Monster's New Undies
By Berger, Samantha
These are my undies! A sweet work of art! Uh-oh! My undies! They just fell apart.
Monster is JUST FINE with his old undies, thank you very much. But when his undies fall apart, what's a monster to do? His mommy takes him shopping, of course! But finding the perfect pair of undies is not going to be easy. . .
Come on already! Can't you just see? There are no new undies just right for me.
Uh-oh! Will monster ever find the perfect pair of undies? With hilarious rhymes from the celebrated author of Crankenstein, Samantha Berger, and bright and innovative illustrations from Tad Carpenter, this bouncy tale of self-reliance is full of warmth and humor.
By Norman, Kim
"Navigating friendships and popularity can be difficult for youngsters; Percy is a shining example of empowerment." - Kirkus
What's a superhero without a sidekick? This delightful follow-up to the popular Puddle Pug brings back that perfectly THUNDER-ful pug-and-pig pair: Percy and Petunia.
Percy the Pug and Petunia the pig are the very best of pals . . . until Petunia wins a blue ribbon at the county fair. Suddenly, she has no time for hide-and-seek or lapping puddles, cheek-to-cheek. But when Percy finds a faded comic book in a puddle, the lonely pug dons a cape and takes on a new persona: THUNDER PUG! Even though being a superhero is exciting, Percy knows he's missing something. Only when "Pink Lightning" (aka Petunia) joins him, and the two are "side by sidekick" again, are they truly living the heroic life!