Silverstein's inspirational parable introduces your child to the beauty of self-sacrifice and generosity.
Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and sensorial, transporting illustrations, Pam MuÃ±oz Ryan and Peter Sis take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.
Pam MuÃ±oz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura BelprT Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. She lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.
Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker with more than twenty books to his credit. His picture book THE WALL: GROWING UP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN was a 2007 Caldecott Honor Book, and STARRY MESSENGER: GALILEO GALILEI and TIBET THROUGH THE RED BOX were Caldecott Honor Books. Peter Sis lives in the New York City area. You can visit him at www.petersis.com.
Rain, rain, go away
Come again another day!
The third title in Caroline Jayne Church's three-book song series, RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY is already a well-loved preschool favorite. Now this board book with a full-foil cover will catch everyone's eye (rain or shine!) as Church's toddlers and stuffed animals are as adorable as ever in colorful rain gear.
A pitch-perfect song for rainy days, sunny days, or any day!
Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and A KISS FOR YOU! by Joan Holub. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.
Board Book: $5.59
"I'm off to kindergarten now.
I'd better take my bear.
He likes to sit beside me, so
I'll take a little chair. . . ."
So begins the long list of things Bill absolutely needs for his first day of school. Along with his pillow and some cookies, he also plans on bringing his sandbox, some digging moles, and a moving truck!
A touching story of first-day jitters and hopes, Tony Johnston's rhyming text is paired with Melissa Sweet's delightful illustrations.
Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.
Born and raised in suburban Wyckoff, New Jersey, Melissa Sweet studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has worked at various types of commercial art, and has created posters, greeting cards, and one-of-a-kind handmade books. Since entering the world of children's books, she has published over 60 titles. Her lighthearted, gentle cartoon illustrations have graced a wide range of children's books from board books to series fiction to more serious Nonfiction subjects, all very successfully. She received a Caldecott Honor for her work in A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams.
Written by Steve Nelson and Walter "Jack" Rollins, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN is a seasonally joyful story that continues to warm our hearts year after year. Famous for his cheerful character, whimsical appeal, and, of course, his button nose and two eyes made out of coal, Frosty is the most magical snowman in town.
Join him as he runs here and there, all around the square, saying "catch me if you can." Thumpity, thump, thump, thumpity, thump, thump, look at Frosty go!
Walter "Jack" Rollins was a musician and songwriter. He cowrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Steve Nelson in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.
Steve Nelson was a radio producer and singer. He cowrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Walter "Jack" Rollins in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.
Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.
We will always be with each other.
Because you mean the world to me.
Written by actor and comedian Bayne Gibby and illustrated by picture book artist David Walker, YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME is a reassuring story about a mother's love for her little one.
Filled with tender, uplifting, and precious moments, this padded board book is the perfect story to share with the center of your universe again and again.
Bayne Gibby is an actor, singer, writer, and comedian. She has recorded two live comedy CDs and appeared on MAD MEN and PARKS and RECREATION. This is her first book for children. Visit her online at www.baynegibby.com
David Walker is an artist and illustrator of many books for children. He can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can visit his website at www.davidwalkerstudios.com.
Board Book: $7.19
What happens when baby animals need to rest their little heads? Their mothers tuck them into bed, of course! Read along as baby bunnies, lambs, chicks, kittens, and cubs settle down for a good night's sleep while their mommies give them nuzzles, cuddles, and good-night kisses! A lulling, soothing bedtime poem perfect for getting little ones to settle down.
Kenn Nesbitt is an award-winning author of poetry for children, whose works have appeared in numerous poetry collections and school textbooks around the country. Kenn lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two children. You can visit him at www.poetry4kids.com.
Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many books for children. She lives with her husband, daughter, son, and cat in the countryside of Suffolk, England. Visit her at www.rebeccaelliott.com.
Board Book: $7.19
Kama Einhorn writes and edits books for children and teachers. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of the best-selling Cursive Writing Made Easy andamp; Fun and the I Can Write My ABC's series.
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