Children's Books

Lantern House

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$18.99
From the nationally beloved co-host of the #1 hit show Home Town comes the quintessential celebration of home.

Imagine a house's early days as a home: A young family builds a picket fence and plants flowers in its yard, children climb the magnolia tree and play the piano in the living room, and there is music inside the house for many happy years. But what will happen when its windows grow dark, its paint starts to crumble, and its boards creak in the winter wind? The house dreams of a family who will love it again...and one day, a new story will emerge from within its walls.

In this modern classic, Erin Napier's lyrical prose and Adam Trest's warm and comforting paintings deeply evoke the soul of a house cherishing the seasons of life and discovering the joy of rebirth.

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9780316379601
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Last Stop on the Reindeer Express

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$17.99
The magic of Christmas is found on every page of this imaginative holiday picture book, with doors that open into the next page, peek-through holes, and even a card to open and read! A fun Christmas experience for children to treasure.

Christmas is coming but Mia has no time to send the card she made to Grandpa, who lives far away. But when she stumbles across a magical mailbox, Mia finds herself inside the Reindeer Express and is whisked away on an exciting voyage over many exotic lands, reaching Grandpa just in time. Young readers will love opening doors that lead into the next page, peeking through holes into the next scene, and opening the card that Mia made for Grandpa. It's an interactive holiday story that will be especially appreciated by families that can't all be together for Christmas.

★ Die-cut pages and lift-the-flap doors--some pleasingly challenging to find--creatively provide a sense of magic throughout. The book's delightful, quiltlike design and geometric shapes allow readers' eyes to move easily across the pages to spot hidden doors and windows.--Kirkus, starred review

A stunner. . . . uplifting.--Publishers Weekly

Thoughtful die-cuts and flaps enhance the jewel-toned illustrations, by turns fantas­tical and homey.--The Horn Book

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9781524771669
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Latinitas (Spanish edition): Una celebracion de 40 sonadoras audaces

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$18.99

In this Spanish edition of her author-illustrator debut Latinitas, Juliet Menéndez celebrates inspiring Latinas and Latin American women.

Descubre cómo cuarenta latinas influyentes se convirtieron en las mujeres que hoy celebramos. En esta colección de biografías cortas de personajes de toda América Latina y de Estados Unidos, Juliet Menéndez explora los primeros pasitos con los que estas latinitas iniciaron su camino. Con hermosas ilustraciones, hechas a mano, Menéndez pone en relieve el poder que tienen los sueños de la infancia.

Desde la jueza de la Corte Suprema Sonia Sotomayor hasta la cantante Selena Quintanilla y la primera ingeniera de realidad virtual de la NASA, Evelyn Miralles, este libro aborda figuras que servirán de inspiración a futuras artistas, científicas, activistas y más. Ellas hicieron realidad sus sueños ¡y hasta puede que te alienten a alcanzar los tuyos!

Latinitas is also available in English.

Discover how 40 influential Latinas became the women we celebrate today! In this collection of short biographies from all over Latin America and across the United States, Juliet Menéndez explores the first small steps that set the Latinitas off on their journeys. With gorgeous, hand-painted illustrations, Menéndez shines a spotlight on the power of childhood dreams.

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Left and Right with Ant and Bee

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$9.99

'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

An Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

Ant is overjoyed when he finds a little old motor car in a rubbish heap. He can use it to drive Bee to the library! But how will they EVER get to their destination when Ant keeps turning RIGHT and the library is LEFT?

Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
Ant and Bee
More Ant and Bee
More and More Ant and Bee
Ant and Bee Count 123
Ant and Bee and the Secret
Around the World with Ant and Bee
Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
Ant and Bee and the ABC
Ant and Bee Time
Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
Ant and Bee and the Doctor
Ant and Bee Go Shopping
Left and Right with Ant and Bee
Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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Leilong the Library Bus

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A library-loving dinosaur reminds us how it feels to be transported by story in this picture book for young children.

Leilong's friends are taking him to story time at the library. But it's difficult for a large, clumsy brontosaurus without a library card to follow all the rules. Especially when enthusiastic Leilong gets caught up in the story and joins in, threatening to flatten the library. Is Leilong too big for the library, or is the library too small?
With vibrant and vintage-like illustrations, Children of all ages will love this enthusiastic, bumbling dinosaur who just wants, like all of us, to hear a good story. Perfect to read aloud or together with younger dino fans and book-lovers, or for readers aged 5-7.

Julia Liu has worked as an editor of children's fiction at several of Taiwan's biggest and most prestigious publishers, and has published picture books, illustrated biographies and a collection of fairy tales.

Bei Lynn is an award-winning Taiwanese illustrator who has written and illustrated over 20 picture books, stories, magazines and comics. Her works have been recognized by various awards and honors.

Other books by Julia Lui:
Leilong Is Too Long!

Praise for Leilong the Library Bus
Text and illustrations are perfectly matched here. Via Wang's smooth translation from Chinese, Liu employs simple, direct third-person narration, enhanced by intriguing dialogue and winning characters. Lynn's intricate cartoons provide scope and setting and much of the fun as well as thought-provoking details.--Kirkus Reviews

"A heart-warming, humorous read. Readers will instantly fall in love with this likeable (slightly goofy) brontosaurus -- the juxtaposition of him and the quiet setting of the library is ridiculously delightful." - Reading Time, The Children's Book Council of Australia

"Leilong is a cheerful, bright-green standout among bustling cityscapes and quiet interiors with dark line art and crayon-like smears of rose and dusty blue."--Foreword Reviews

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Leo and the Gorgon's Curse: Brownstone's Mythical Collection 4

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The fourth title in Joe Todd-Stanton's Brownstone's Mythical Collection series ventures into the world of Ancient Greek mythology. Full of dangerous challenges, cunning monsters, and godly heroes, this graphic novel is sure to be a hit with young readers interested in Greek mythology, but may not be old enough for Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson & The Olympians series.

Buried amongst the treasures in Professor Brownstone's vaults, lie a humble collection of books. Filled with legendary stories from his ancestors, they tell of fearless fighters and unlikely heroes. The 4th entry in the Brownstone's Mythical Collection series follows Leo Brownstone, who's been tasked with hunting a terrifying gorgon. But is the gorgon the menace everyone thinks it is?

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Let's Look at... Opposites: Board Book

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$9.99
Part of the Let's Look at... series of board books from bestselling author and illustrator Marion Deuchars, this book is the perfect introduction to the world of opposites.

From up and down penguins to hot and cold aardvarks, the charming characters and bright colours will have your little ones exploring opposites in no time.

Also available in the Let's Look at... series: Let's Look at...Numbers, Let's Look at...Shapes, Let's Look at...Animals and Let's Look at...Colors.

Marion Deuchars is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Let's Make Some Great Art series. Other titles, also published by Laurence King, include Bob the Artist, Bob's Blue Period, and Bob Goes Pop, beautiful picture books about friendship, art, dealing with emotions, and working together.

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Lia y Luis: ¿Quien Tiene Mas? / Lia & Luis: Who Has More?: Who Has More? BILINGUAL

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¡Celebremos la diversidad, las matemáticas y el poder del cuento!

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

¡Ahora en edición bilingüe inglés-español! Los mellizos Lía y Luis siempre discuten para ver quién tiene más de su merienda favorita. Podrán estos hermanos usar las matemáticas y compartir un poco para saber quién tiene razón? Una exploración divertida sobre la medición, el conteo y la estimación, con personajes brasileño-estadounidenses y un glosario de palabras en portugués.

Los libros de la serie Cuentos matemáticos celebran las aventuras diarias de niños que usan las matemáticas mientras juegan, construyen y descubren el mundo que los rodea. Historias divertidas y actividades prácticas facilitan que tanto los niños como los adultos exploren juntos las matemáticas de la vida diaria. Fue desarrollada junto a expertos en el currículum STEM, pertenecientes a TERC Inc., organización sin fines de lucro, bajo una subvención otorgada por Heising-Simons Foundation.

Now in a Spanish bilingual edition! Twins Lia and Luís argue over who has more of their favorite snacks. Can the siblings use math--and a little sharing--to pick the winner? A playful exploration of measurement, counting, and estimation, featuring Brazilian American characters and a glossary of Brazilian Portuguese words.

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education non-profit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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Library Book

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$16.95

Zach would much rather watch TV than flip through a boring book. But thanks to his friend's stubborn efforts to show him the magic and excitement of reading, Jack finally goes to the library and finds a book he can't put down.

Featuring simple, rhyming text by Gabby Dawnay and dynamic pen- and-ink drawings by illustrator Ian Morris, this story is an ode to the joys of reading and a love letter to books and libraries.

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9780500652602
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Library Fish

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$17.99
In this sweet and adventurous picture book, an unusually literary fish leaves the safety of her bowl to explore her library home for the first time.

When Mr. Hughes finds a fish all alone in the library and names her Library Fish, she knows she's found her true home. Library Fish makes friends in the library and on the bookmobile, checks that books are returned, and absolutely loves story time, when she can listen to all kinds of stories and poems, meet unforgettable characters, and travel around the world and even to other planets!

But one day, everything outside is covered in snow and no one comes to the library. Will Library Fish be brave enough to venture outside her fishbowl for the very first time and explore the library she calls home?

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9781534477056
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Lila Lou's Little Library: A Gift From the Heart

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$16.95

Lila Lou loves to read, morning, noon and night. Books are everywhere in her house. Lila Lou has so many books, she makes forts out of them! But when her mom decides that Lila Lou has one too many books, will Lila Lou be forced to get rid of her cherished books?

Colorful illustrations of a determined Lila Lou building her own, not so little library help tell the story of how Lila Lou uses creativity and activism to save her books and inspire a community. Included in the book are step by step directions on how to create a home library just like Lila's for the enjoyment of your family.

Lila Lou's Little Library by Nikki Bergstresser carries key concepts of sharing, creativity and community supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It will sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on overcoming obstacles and creating community, like the work of Dan Santat (After the Fall) and Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart (The World Needs More Purple People).

This book comes with a free Reader's Guide for children. The guide contains reproducible handouts with activities asking children to consider setting, characterize Lila Lou, create their own alliterative phrases and more! The guide is available for free download from the publisher website.

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9781735345116
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Lilly & Friends: A Picture Book Treasury

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$24.99

For the first time, all nine of Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's bestselling, award-winning mouse picture books are available together in a jacketed hardcover treasury. Lilly, Chrysanthemum, Owen, Wemberly, Sheila Rae, Julius, Chester, and Wendell--all the beloved characters and stories in one lavish volume featuring brand-new jacket artwork, fun family reading tips, story activities to do at home, and an afterword by #1 New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes.

Kevin Henkes's classic mouse picture books have been perennially popular with families and in classrooms for more than thirty years. Now readers can find their favorite characters and stories in one deluxe volume.

With fun family reading tips, activities written by a noted literacy expert, and an afterword by the author, this treasury is an essential addition to every bookshelf. The heart and humor of Kevin Henkes's acclaimed characters have made these books enduring favorites for a generation. Lilly & Friends is gift to cherish for fans both new and old!

The treasury includes: A Weekend with Wendell; Sheila Rae, the Brave; Chester's Way; Julius, the Baby of the World; Chrysanthemum; Owen; Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse; Wemberly Worried; and Lilly's Big Day.

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9780062995513
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Lilly's Big Day

$18.99

In this companion to Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, readers will discover a funny, poignant tale about facing life's disappointments and celebrating happy surprises.

Lilly's favorite teacher, Mr. Slinger, is getting married, and Lilly is going to be his flower girl! Well, Lilly, thinks she is going to be his flower girl. It turns out that Mr. Slinger's niece Ginger is the official flower girl. But Lilly rises to the occasion as only Lilly can, turning heartbreak into wedding cake (a delicious three-tiered frosted Swiss cheese, no less), and disappointment into friendship! A #1 New York Times bestseller by Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

This award-winning and beautifully illustrated picture book about friendship, perseverance, loyalty, love, weddings, and family is the companion to the bestselling classic Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse.

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Lisette's Lie

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A springtime fresh picture book about a good day out with friends--climbing mountains, swimming and singing--and the difference between storytelling and lies.

Lisette and her friend Bobbi the lizard have never told a lie. But they are eager to try--it might be fun! They tell Popof they are going for a trip to the mountains. When Popof decides to come too, they realize they'll have to make the mountain. A liar needs to improvise.

In this funny story about imaginative play with friends, Lisette's creativity and quick thinking make for a wonderful day out. Gently exploring the differences between storytelling and little white lies and the importance of good intentions, this picture book is ideal to read aloud with preschoolers. With illustrations that convey a range of mood and emotion, the animal friends are brimming with personality and childlike playfulness.

Valckx has a writing style that seems to revel in obliqueness and gentle surrealism.--Financial Times

Catharina Valckx was born in the Netherlands and grew up in France with four sisters. She traveled back and forth between the two countries before settling down in Amsterdam. She started writing books for children after the birth of her son. Her books are like guides for a happy life.

Other books from Catharina Valckx:
Lisette's Green Sock
Zanzibar
Bruno

Praise for Lisette's Green Sock
Utterly simple and springtime fresh, this French import tells of a charming little bird whose fashion sense, like that of many young children, is decidedly unconventional. Valckx conveys an impressive range of mood and action through spare, swooping brushstrokes, and pale tones of lemon, mint, and sky blue allow the kelly green of the sock to draw the eye instantly. A hilarious postscript to the story's main action will give children a laugh for the road.--Booklist, starred review

Valckx's droll caricatures, executed in watercolor, are brimming with personality. Adept at understatement, the illustrator uses spare backgrounds and strong outlines to convey a mood in a minimum of strokes: dejected shoulders, a wilted flower, a coquettish kerchief on Mama speak volumes.--School Library Journal, starred review

Even in this seemingly simple story, Valckx imbues Lisette's discovery of the green sock with greater meaning: why should we conform to traditional ideas of how things are meant to be when we can find joy in ways we never imagined.--INIS Magazine

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Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion

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A gorgeous and empowering picture book biography about Evelyn Glennie, a deaf woman, who became the first full-time solo percussionist in the world.

No. You can't, people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She had found her own way to listen.

From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She played the piano by ear at age eight, and the clarinet by age ten. But soon, the nerves in her ears began to deteriorate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn'thear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body as if she, herself, were a drum. And the music she created was extraordinary. Evelyn Glennie had learned how to listen in a new way. And soon, the world was listening too.

Radiant. --Publishers Weekly
Perfect for elementary school readers . . . Excellent. --SLJ
"An intriguing, loving biography." --Kirkus
"Lyrical . . . Expressive . . . Vibrant." --Booklist

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9780593109694
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Lit for Little Hands: Jane Eyre

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"If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends."

Charlotte Brontë's classic Gothic novel comes to life for children! Wheels, pull tabs, and other interactive elements invite kids to hide with Jane in the window-seat and help her solve the mystery of Thornfield Manor. Much more than a primer, Lit for Little Hands: Jane Eyre tells the actual story in simple, engaging prose, and fans of the novel will be delighted by the book's attention to detail and clever use of original dialogue and first-person POV. And the book's use of super-sturdy board means everyone can enjoy this tale of suspense and romance over . . . and over . . . and over again!

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Little Astrology Catrinas: A Bilingual Book about Zodiac Signs

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Introduce little ones to the Zodiac signs through Day of the Dead icons, such as La Catrina, in both English and Spanish!

Bring new life into the Zodiac by teaching your little ones about themselves and the iconic and vibrant Day of the Dead symbol, La Catrina.

Inspired by the reigning queen of Día de Muertos, La Catrina, this astrological book will explore the twelve beloved Zodiac signs. Your little one will learn about the wonderful personality traits associated with each of astrological signs and along the way discover the affirmations that make them who they are!

Exciting debut board book by a new talent, Mariana Galvez. Perfect for lovers of Coco and astrology memes alike, Astrology Calaveras combines the heart and beauty of the Day of the Dead with the sweetness of the Dear Astrology series and the playfulness of the A Little Zodiac Book series.

This board book is perfect for parents eager to introduce their children to the astrological universe we receive our Zodiacs from, while teaching them about an evergrowing Latin American holiday, Day of the Dead, led by the iconic Catrina, who remembers people for who they were through the altars and ofrendas left behind.

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9781948066020
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Little Digger's Big Garden

$17.99
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9781737655305
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Little First Stickers - Christmas

$5.99
"A charming introduction to the magic of Christmas for very small children, as they follow Santa on his journey through the night sky and lift the flaps to discover which presents he is delivering. With five big Christmas presents to find and guess what might be hidden beneath the wrapping! Includes peep-holes for children to glimpse through, revealing surprises when they turn the page."
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Little Houses

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From award-winning and bestselling author Kevin Henkes and the acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, Little Houses is an unforgettable masterpiece about nature, family, wonder, and the ocean. The lyrical writing and stunning paintings make this a great choice for family sharing and for story times all year round.

When a young girl visits her grandparents at the beach, she stays in a little house and walks along the shore gathering seashells--which were once little houses of their own. As she wanders the beach, she wonders about the creatures who used to live in each shell, about the hidden treasures of the sea, and about the mysteries of the world.

Kevin Henkes's text features striking imagery, depth of emotion, and a lovely multigenerational relationship. He deftly captures the feeling of wonder and imagination that is fostered by a trip to the shore. Laura Dronzek's lush, saturated paintings make this book a true treasure for parents and children, and a must-have for the classroom.

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Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Astronomy

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Companion book to the Little Leonardo Fascinating World of series featuring basic concepts about what astronomers do and all things space.

Join author Sarafina Nance, a real-life astrophysicist and one of Forbes magazine 30 inspirational women, as she guides you through 22 fascinating pages of fun facts all about the universe. Get lost in captivating illustrations and text about that big wide-open space above us. Did you know that everything you can see, touch, taste, and smell is actually just a teeny tiny part of the Universe? Or that even though Earth has only 1 moon, Jupiter has 79 and Saturn has 82? Or did you know that there is a planet that's made of diamond? Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Astronomy joins the Little Leonardo Fascinating World of series, illustrated by Greg Paprocki.

Companion book to the Little Leonardo Fascinating World of series featuring basic concepts about what astronomers do and all things space.

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9781423658313
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Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Math

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An introductory primer for kids learning about the "M" in "STEAM" Mathematics.

Math is the basic foundation upon which most of the other areas of STEAM rely. If a child aspires to be a scientist or an engineer or an architect, they need to first understand math. Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Math introduces many mathematical concepts in a context showing their interconnectedness with so many of the things in our everyday lives.

This new series of books featuring illustrations by popular artist Greg Paprocki is the perfect way to encourage your brilliant child's interest in all facets of the educational STEAM curriculum: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Your child will be enticed by the fun and surprising details revealed in Paprocki's cool and colorful artwork on every page.

Greg Paprocki works full-time as an illustrator and book designer. He has illustrated several Curious George books, as well as The Big Book of Superheroes for Gibbs Smith. He began his career as an advertising art director after studying fine art and graphic design at the University of Nebraska. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

Bob Cooper has been an editor for more than 20 years, working with everything from comic books to legal briefs. He lives near Salt Lake City.

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9781423649366
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Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear

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A story known and loved by millions of children around the world, now remastered by the illustrator.

Little Mouse loves strawberries, but so does the big hungry bear. . . How will Little Mouse stop the bear from eating his freshly picked, red ripe strawberry? This classic story is beloved for its humor, expressive illustrations, and surprise ending--pure read-aloud fun!

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9780358362616
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Little Narwhal, Not Alone

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$17.95

Based on a true story, this sweet and playful picture book about a little lost narwhal introduces kids to the marine world and the surprising friendships under the sea.

When little narwhal sets off on an adventure to see new sights, he finds himself far from home, too far to return on his own. Scared and alone, narwhal looks for other narwhals but finds a pod of belugas instead. They don't speak his language or eat the same foods, but when the belugas begin to play--little narwhal knows exactly what to do!

This heartwarming story is the perfect gift for young kids starting school, daycare, or making new friends:

  • Little narwhal finds friends in new and unexpected places, helping kids to feel excited and empowered about relationship-building.
  • Shares an important message about acceptance, empathy, and overcoming differences
  • The poetic language and playful illustrations are engaging and memorable
  • Includes a note from a marine biologist about the true events that inspired this story.

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    Little Naturalists: Teddy Roosevelt Loved the Outdoors

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    Introduce your brilliant baby to the conservationist and noted outdoorsman President Theodore Roosevelt.

    Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt suffered from severe asthma as a child, but he was determined to become stronger. He loved going on adventures and loved the outdoors. As president, he went camping in the wilds of Yosemite with John Muir, which strengthened his desire to preserve our nation's most beautiful spaces. In his lifetime, Roosevelt designated national parks and established national monuments, national forests, bird reserves, and national game reserves, along with the US Forest Service. Kate Coombs' engaging narrative and Seth Lucas' captivating art teach young readers about this inspiring conservationist and former president, encouraging little naturalists to Be Kind and Be Adventurous.

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