A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children Caroline Kennedy has included a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems in this collection with thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon J Muth. This priceless collection is sure to become a family favorite. For Ages 4-12
Over 100 creatures and plants from A to Z hilariously demonstrate action words, synonyms, opposites, in this multiconcept book by Matthew Van Fleet. Young readers are challenged to spot four plants or animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Twenty-three textures plus foils, flaps, pull tabs, and even a scratch-and-sniff scent add to the interactive surprises.
For infants or children in preschool.
America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book Robert Sabuda again dazzles audiences with his brilliant paper engineering, this time honoring the USA - From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Big Apple, Sabuda delivers dynamic spreads that combine his trademark white pop-ups against brilliantly colored backgrounds.
Recommended for ages 4-8
Big Words for Little People
This is the eighth collaboration by the #1 national bestelling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell and the latest addition to the Books to Grow By series.
(Picture book. recommended for ages 3-6)
Bridge to Terabithia
This superb Newbery Medal-winning novel by Katherine Paterson tells the story of the blossoming of an unlikely friendship between Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke and its tragic aftermath. Katherine Patterson's graceful intertwining of fantasy and realistic psychology has touched readers ever since the book's 1977 publication and it's also been made into a major motion picture.
Recommended for ages 9 + up.
This irresisibly pettable, brillantly innovative and fun multi-concept book by Matthew Van Fleet, introduces twenty-three breeds of frolicking felines as they pounce, prance and parade through concepts, pull-tabs, textures and interactive surprises. And you'll never believe what cat dragged in! Pleasingly purr-fect fun from start to finish! Meow...meow...meow...WOW!
recommended For infants or children in preschool
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at a number of other occupations. His popular Web comic, which began in 2004, has now made its way to print as a laugh-out-loud "novel in cartoons," adapted from the series.
Recommended for Ages 8-13.
Two-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner has written a story about a bright, science-minded boy who goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets.
Recommended for Ages 5-8
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker. Age Range: 4 to 8
Harry Potter Boxed Set (Books 1-7)
The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling, you're going to want to read more. Here are the first 7, in one boxed set.
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, Mo Willems has created this stunning book that tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Recommended for Ages 4-8.
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. The author/illustrator Anna Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree.
Recommended for ages 3-5
Llama Llama Home with Mama
Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama's nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! These fun-to-read rhymes by Anna Dewdney are sure to help children and their parents get through those under-the-weather days.
Recommended for ages 3 to 5
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28
When they are in the tree house, Jack and Annie only have to say those simple words and the tree house starts to spin, faster and faster. . . . And then, poof!—the kids find themselves flying on the backs of dinosaurs, exploring the surface of the moon, and slipping down the deck of the Titanic.
The 28 adventures are now together in a collectible box that looks just like the magic tree house.
Recommended for ages 5-10.
Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss, pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel, is world renowned for his inventiveness and wit. He offers a magnificent flight of fancy into the future of a generic "you" who is venturing out into the world for the first time. [Ages 5-50]
On the Night You Were Born
"On the night you were born, the moon smiles with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, 'Life will never be the same.' " With a clear poetic text and soothing pictures, On the Night You Were Born written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman celebrates the birth and worth of every wondrous child. A superb parent-and-child bedtime read-aloud.
Recommended for ages 3-8
Peter and the Starcatchers
An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to save the world from evil. Award-winning authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson tell a wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan."
Recommended for ages 10+up
This sparkling picture book by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann is filled with such favorites as pink bubble gum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses, celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all.
Recommended for ages 5 to 8
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee finally live on the page. This handsome package includes a cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed jacket with foil touches, as well as a CD featuring not only Puff, but several other songs performed by Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia.
Ages 3 - 7.
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
The legendary creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "The Giving Tree" Shel Silverstein, has come up some unforgettable new characters: Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others in this delightfully "Billy Sook" (silly book). Recommended for ages 7-12
Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features -- pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.
Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder does for kids what Gallop! does for animals. A boy rides a bike, a girl kicks her soccer ball, a swimmer cuts through the water, and a skater pirouettes on ice. The effect is joyous, magical, mesmerizing, and taps into the the endless fascination that children find in watching other children..
Recommended for ages 3 and up
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie ("Resevoir Blues") has based his book on his own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art. It tells the story of the adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!
In 26 alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras; instead we meet Horace the Hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the Owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin’s zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.
Recommended for Ages 11-15
The Book Thief
Australian-born Markus Zusak grew up sitting at the kitchen table, glued to his chair, listening to his mother's tales of her childhood in Nazi Germany. These tales serve as a springboard for his unique and unusual novel about the power of words to both destroy and comfort.
Recommended for Ages 12 and up
The Curious Garden
A magical story about a boy's dream and how the efforts of one small person can help change the world; written and illustrated by Peter Brown, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Recommended for infants or children in preschool
The Dangerous Book for Boys
The bestselling book by brothers Conn and Hal Iggulden is written for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north, and even answering the age old question of what is the big deal with girls.
The Daring Book for Girls
This is the manual for everything that girls need to know -- and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all.
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins, the author of the middle-grade fantasy series The Underland Chronicles begins anew, exploring a future landscape. Her story is about sixteen-year-old Katniss, who is smart, athletic, and fast. She can take down a rabbit with a bow and arrow, hitting it straight through the eye. Will these skills be enough to survive the Hunger Games?
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Recommended for ages 8-12.
The Tale of Despereaux
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. This popular best seller, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering has also been made into a colorful animated movie.
Recommended for ages 7 - 12
The Three Snow Bears
Author Jan Brett traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Her dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic where these people live. Her attention to detail shows throughout her story and lovely illustrations.
Recommended for Ages 4-up.
Thirteen Reasons Why
This brilliant first novel by Jay Asher is a moving, highly original story that focuses on a set of audiotapes made by a girl before she committed suicide, and which explain to 13 people the reasons why she decided to end her life.
Recommended for Frade 7 and up
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day
From the bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis with illustrations by Laura Cornell (Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born) comes a whimsical picture book with tickling verses, expressing the 13-moods of a saucy little redheaded girl. Her playful rhymes encourage us to express our feelings -- from excited to grumpy, cranky to joyful.
Recommended for ages 3 - 8
Waddle: A Scanimation Picture Book
Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the optical genius behind the phenomenal #1 and #2 New York Times bestselling children's books, Gallop! and Swing!, Waddle! adds touches of color to the images and integrates it into the text. Author Rufus Butler Seder is the inventor of Lifetiles, glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by
Recommended for Ages 3-8.