Children's Books

Planet in a Pickle Jar

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$16.99
A book touching on the importance of protecting the world we live in, whilst also reinforcing the beauty of grandparent and grandchildren relationships. This poignant and humorous picture book from debut author/illustrator Martin Stanev would make a beautiful, and fun, addition to any child's bookshelf.

When two siblings visit Grandma's house for a routine visit, they can't help but think she's stuffy, plain and no fun at all. But what they don't realise is that Grandma has a secret she's yet to reveal - and she might not be as boring as they first thought.

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Plants (Multilingual Board Book)

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$10.95

A Fuse #8 Production / School Library Journal "2021 Board Books" Featured Series

"Stunning new series..." --Let's Talk Picture Books

"Best Children's Books of 2021" ―Tinybeans

"Attractive paper collages...cut and layered to create arresting images. Lovely." --Kirkus Reviews


Bird. Oiseau. Pájaro. In this delightful board book, explore words of the world and learn the names of a variety of colorful birds in the six most widely spoken languages.

Curious minds will love the playful, brightly colored collages and multilingual exploration of birds and their names from around the world.

This beautiful board book pairs gorgeous collages of eighteen types of birds with their names across the six most popular languages worldwide: English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese (Mandarin), and Arabic, as well as the language of universal friendship, Esperanto.

This book is the perfect size for little hands, and children (and parents) will enjoy testing out each word and identifying similarities in sounds across languages as well as the names that stand out.

The Words of the World board book series encourages multilingual exploration and curiosity about our world among young readers. Each book promotes language learning through playful and sophisticated collages and even includes phonetic pronunciation for Hindi, Chinese, and Arabic.

Language is a powerful tool that binds us together across cultures, and developing our skills beyond a single language helps us to expand our ability to:

  • Problem-solve and use critical-thinking skills
  • Consider other people's perspectives
  • Become aware of our surroundings
  • A perfect gift to help spark curiosity, a love of learning, and language skills in young readers. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.

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    Poems from When We Were Very Young

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    $19.95
    First published in 1924--two years before Winnie-the-Pooh--A. A. Milne's When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children's literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne's best-loved poems, including "Disobedience," "The King's Breakfast," and "Buckingham Palace" (which stars the one and only Christopher Robin). This musical and memorable edition is by turns traditional and modern, with both delightful charm and wry sensibility.
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    Pops

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    $12.99

    A warm and comforting board book about the bond between grandfather and child, from award-winning author and illustrator.

    A small hand in a big one, big boots and little, some food from the garden, storytime and a nap to finish. Through powerful illustrations and simple words, Pops captures a very special time with a child and their grandfather as they share a day of easy moments together.

    A warm story to share with babies, toddlers and preschoolers showing a multigenerational and multi-ethnic family relationship. With a gender neutral child and inclusive illustrations, Pops is a starting point for conversation with young children. The simplicity of the words and pictures lets readers build their own stories about their visit to a loved member of the family.

    Other books from Gavin Bishop:
    Mihi
    Cook's Cook

    Praise for Pops

    "The book is filled with typically beautiful illustrations by Bishop, and it reminded me of my relationship with my (Grandfather); there were few words between us but plenty of unspoken love and tenderness." -- Kete Books

    Praise for Mihi
    "Gavin Bishop's striking illustrations match the spare simplicity of his text...This is the perfect book for parent and child to read together and then expand and elaborate"--The Source, Trevor Agnew

    "A simple, striking new board book that we predict will be in every ECE in the country soon - it ties into certain curriculum strands beautifully, but more than that: it's a book that builds kids up."--The Spinoff

    Praise for Cook's Cook
    "Appealing illustrations and the lure of an insider's account make this a delectable adventure."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Fascinating stuff recommended for foodies and picture book lovers alike." --New Zealand Herald, Best Picture Books 2018

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    9781776574001
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    Por vosotros (For You)

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    This poetic tribute to fathers and mothers follows the journey of one family through the ups and downs of life over many years. A pleasantly colorful celebration of family love.

    Parents love us, protect us, teach us, help us, and offer a secure, comfortable shelter for us to feel protected. Their love is beyond measure, they are willing to do anything to make us happy. But us children also feel the same way. We can surely perceive when our father feels blue or sense the fatigue our mother tries to hide. If only we could make your worries vanish for good...

    We would do anything for you. We would eat all the vegetables, without grumbling. We would face up to all our fears. We would magically solve all of your problems. Time may pass, but you are always there to catch us when we fall, and we will make sure to be there to hold you when you are down.

    Un poético tributo a los padres y madres que sigue el viaje de una familia a través de los altibajos de la vida durante los años. Una celebración del amor familiar llena de color.

    Los padres nos aman, nos protegen, nos enseñan, nos ayudan y nos ofrecen un refugio seguro y cómodo para que nos sintamos protegidos. Su amor va más allá de toda medida, están dispuestos a hacer cualquier cosa para hacernos felices. Pero los niños también sentimos lo mismo. Podemos percibir cuando papá está preocupado o sentir el cansancio que nuestra madre intenta ocultar. Si tan solo pudiéramos hacer desaparecer sus preocupaciones para siempre...

    Haríamos cualquier cosa por vosotros. Nos comeríamos, sin rechistar, todas las verduras. Nos enfrentaríamos, con valentía, a todos nuestros miedos, solucionaríamos, por arte de magia, todas vuestras penas. Aunque el tiempo avance, vosotros siempre estáis ahí para atraparnos cuando caemos, y nosotros nos aseguraremos de estar ahí para abrazaros cuando os sintáis tristes.

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    9788418302084
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    Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

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    The stories, paintings and early twentieth-century Paris of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, come to life in this charming and innovative picture book biography, told in clever second-person free verse.

    Here's an insider's tour of the fascinating lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, amusingly addressed directly to the reader ("The next time you go to Paris ..."). It explores the couple's art collection, their famous writer and artist friends and even their dog, Basket. It also describes how Gertrude's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was not about Alice, but was more about Gertrude herself! A celebration of creativity and the creative process, this original and very readable picture book biography champions two women who dared to live unconventional lives. In playful free verse, author Evie Robillard offers a unique introduction to one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century art and literature. It includes twelve child-friendly quotations from Stein's work, such as: "It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing." Illustrator Rachel Katstaller's fun yet detailed art delightfully evokes the time and place of the text. Touching on literature, history, writing and the visual arts, this biography offers loads of direct curriculum applications. Back matter includes a time line, "snapshots," sources and an author's note with further background.

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    Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts

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    One small act of kindness can change the world. From esteemed bullying expert and author of The Invisible Boy, Trudy Ludwig and Little Elliot illustrator Mike Curato comes a tale as simple--and simply inspiring--as the golden rule.

    When one child reaches out in friendship to a classmate who seems lonely, she begins a chain reaction of kindness that ripples throughout her school and her community. One kind act begets another, small good deeds make way for bigger ones, and eventually the whole neighborhood comes together to build something much greater than the sum of its parts.

    From acclaimed bullying expert Trudy Ludwig, The Power of One not only conveys a message of kindness, it offers concrete steps that kids can take to make a difference in their own communities.

    As Trudy says in the final line of the book: Acts and words of kindness DO count, and it all starts with ONE.

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    9781524771584
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    Powwow Day

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    In this uplifting, contemporary Native American story, River is recovering from illness and can't dance at the powwow this year. Will she ever dance again?

    River wants so badly to dance at powwow day as she does every year. In this uplifting and contemporary picture book perfect for beginning readers, follow River's journey from feeling isolated after an illness to learning the healing power of community.

    Additional information explains the history and functions of powwows, which are commonplace across the United States and Canada and are open to both Native Americans and non-Native visitors. Author Traci Sorell is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and illustrator Madelyn Goodnight is a member of the Chickasaw Nation.

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    9781580899482
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    Pride Puppy!

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    "[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly--and proudly--recommended." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day--meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade! Luckily, there are lots of people around to help reunite the pup with his family.

    This rhyming alphabet book tells a lively story, with rich, colorful illustrations that will have readers poring over every detail as they spot items starting with each of the letters of the alphabet. An affirming and inclusive book that offers a joyful glimpse of a Pride parade and the vibrant community that celebrates this day each year.

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    Problem with Pajamas

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    From the author-illustrator of The Best Worst Poet Ever comes a delightfully zany and hilarious picture book about a young girl's campaign against uncomfortable pajamas.

    Pajamas are the worst! They zap you! They trap you! They scritch and they scratch you! And then, when you think it can't get any worse, they make your feet sweat.

    Cody has had enough of wrinkly socks, itchy sweaters, and too-tight pants, so she's definitely not going to wear PJs to bed. But Dad has a soft, snuggly plan that just might help Cody realize some pajamas aren't so awful after all.

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    9781534493438
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    Professor Astro Cat's Space Rockets

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    Introducing the latest book in the Professor Astro Cat series of compelling science books for kids, now for younger readers!

    Greetings, fellow space travelers! Have you ever wondered how a rocket works? Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? Then come along as we find out all the exciting ways we can reach space. Professor Astro Cat's latest adventure leads young readers through the wonders of space travel. Easy-to-understand facts and descriptions introduce rockets, spaceships, satellites and the space station. Get ready for blastoff!

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    9781911171942
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    Proudest Color

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    For me, brown is more than feeling proud.
    It's the color I see when I see
    me.

    Zahra sees the world in vivid color. When she's happy, she feels a razzle-dazzle pink in her hands. When she's sad, she feels a deep blue behind her eyes. But she isn't quite sure how to feel about the color of her skin. Kids at school tell her she is different, but her mother tells her to be proud! From a diverse team and based on extensive research, The Proudest Color is a timely, sensitive introduction to race, racism, and racial pride.

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    9781641705783
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    Pura's Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

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    A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes

    Pura's abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows ¡Qui-qui-ri-quí! for Señor Gallo, booms Borom, Borom for Señor Zapo, and tells of a beautiful cockroach who loves a mouse. Pura clings to these stories like coquíes cling to green leaves.

    When Pura grows up and moves from Puerto Rico to Harlem, she gets a job at the library, where she is surrounded by stories--but they're only in English. Where is Señor Gallo? Where is Pérez the mouse? Where is Puerto Rico on these shelves? She decides to tell children the tales of her homeland in English and in Spanish.

    Lyrically written, with lively illustrations, Pura's Cuentos captures the exuberant spirit and passion of Pura Belpré celebrated storyteller, author, folklorist, and the first Latina librarian in New York City. A pioneer of bilingual storytimes, she welcomed countless new families to the library, formed cultural bridges in her community, and broke the rules by telling stories that weren't printed in books--at least, not yet.

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    Quickest Kid in Clarksville

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    It's the day before the big parade. Alta can only think about one thing: Wilma Rudolph, three-time Olympic gold medalist. She'll be riding on a float tomorrow. See, Alta is the quickest kid in Clarksville, Tennessee, just like Wilma once was. It doesn't matter that Alta's shoes have holes because Wilma came from hard times, too. But what happens when a new girl with shiny new shoes comes along and challenges Alta to a race? Will she still be the quickest kid? The Quickest Kid in Clarksville is a timeless story of dreams, determination, and the power of friendship.
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    Rainbow Goblins

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    Since its original publication in 1978, the fantastic colors, amazing detail, and sweeping scope of The Rainbow Goblins have irresistibly invited tens of thousands of children to plunge their imaginations into its vivid world. This charming allegorical tale is once again available in a new edition.
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    Read To Your Toddler Every Day: 20 folktales to read aloud

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    Science tells us that young children develop best when they are read to. In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales, and fables from around the world paired with images of Chloe Giordano's charming hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.

    Every tale is the perfect length to read aloud to your toddler before bedtime and carries a message of empathy, friendship, and care for the world around us. Bond with your toddler and help them grow as you read to them these timeless stories:

  • THE THREE WISHES, Scandinavia
  • THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, Ancient Rome
  • BRER RABBIT AND THE WELL, North America
  • HOW THE BEAR LOST HIS TAIL, Iroquois
  • THE MAGIC PEAR TREE, China
  • WHY THE BANANAS BELONG TO THE MONKEY, Brazil
  • THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE, Syria
  • THE RAINBOW SERPENT, Indigenous Australia
  • ​THE STONECUTTER, Japan
  • KING MIDAS, Ancient Greece
  • THE CLEVER LITTLE TURTLE, Mexico
  • ANANSI AND THE TURTLE, Caribbean
  • THE SCRUFFY DUCKLING, Denmark
  • A BAG FULL OF STORIES, Cambodia
  • THE MICE AND THE ELEPHANTS, India
  • THE FEAST, Mali
  • SNOWFLAKE, THE SNOW CHILD, Russia
  • WHY CATS CHASE MICE, Nigeria
  • THE LION AND THE THORN, Ancient Greece
  • HOW THE WREN BECAME KING OF THE BIRDS, Ireland
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    Ready or Not, Here I Come!

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    $9.99
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    Real Santa

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    Join one Black family on their journey to discover what the real Santa looks like in this joyous tale celebrating identity, family and holiday cheer, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bedtime Bonnet.

    It's not Christmas without Santa! But what does Santa truly look like? Does he match the figurines on the mantel, or the faces on our favorite
    holiday sweaters? Does he look like you or like me?

    Find out in this joyous and cozy celebration of family, representation, and holiday spirit! Destined to be a new classic, and perfect for any child looking to see some of themself in Santa Claus.

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    9780593178140
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    Red

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    In this poignant story, a girl finds it funny when her classmate starts blushing on the school playground. Her friends laugh along with her, but one student takes the teasing too far. Torn between her sympathy for her classmate and her fear of the bully, the girl must make a difficult choice.

    This heartfelt book will inspire readers to find the courage to take a stance against bullying and show compassion towards others.

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    Red and Green and Blue and White

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    Inspired by a true story, this is a tale of a community that banded together to spread light.

    It's a holiday season that both Isaac, whose family is Jewish, and Teresa, whose family is Christian, have looked forward to for months! They've been counting the days, playing in the snow, making cookies, drawing (Teresa) and writing poems (Isaac). They enjoy all the things they share, as well as the things that make them different.

    But when Isaac's window is smashed in the middle of the night, it seems like maybe not everyone appreciates difference.

    PRAISE

    ★ Wind's lightly fictionalized version of the 1993 incident wherein a community stood up to bigotry . . . is conveyed with lyrical simplicity. The visual treatment here is particularly striking--Caldecott Medalist Zelinsky's vibrant digital art has bold, rough-hewn textures of scratch block, and dramatic compositions . . . .[A] moving historical tale that encourages taking a stand. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    ★ Zelinsky has covered every page with bright colors, with optional text that dances through the pictures and occasional vignettes that add detail and movement to the story. This is a strong addition to holiday stories, one that can be reread and rediscovered many times and whose theme of community support and friendship is appropriate year-round. --School Library Connection, starred review

    [A] quiet, uplifting tale. . . . Readers will feel heartened at children's power to influence others to stand up for justice and defeat vile prejudice. . . . The true meaning of the holiday season shines here. --Kirkus Reviews

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    9781646140879
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    Redlocks and the Three Bears

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    Goldilocks meets Little Red Riding Hood in this charming and unexpected fairytale mashup from the New York Times bestselling Illustrator of Easter Cat!

    KNOCK! KNOCK! When the Three Bears answer the door, it's not Goldilocks they meet, but a stranger from a different story. It's Little Red Riding Hood--and the Big Bad Wolf is close behind her! Still, much unfolds as expected: porridge is eaten, a chair is broken, and there is a girl asleep in Baby Bear's bed. Does Little Red fit in this book after all? Perhaps it's the Wolf who will surprise us. With a bit of courage and much compassion, the Bears and Little Red learn that characters, just like the stories we tell, can change over time.

    In this quirky combination of familiar fairy tales, Claudia Rueda tells a new story about what happens when we open our minds, hearts, and homes to the utterly unexpected.

    FAIRYTALES--WITH A TWIST: From the original mind of Claudia Rueda, this fresh take on classic fairy tales is an inspired nod to the storytelling tradition and reveals how some of our most beloved, time-honored children's stories interact with each other . . . literally, and with hilarity. This fairytale mashup will charm even the most jaded of readers with its humor, its wild and endearing characters, and its unexpected meta twists.

    FOR FANS OF.: Sure to be read side-by-side with mash-up classics like Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and David Wiesner's The Three Pigs!

    MILLENNIAL LITTLE RED: Little Red Riding Hood has got a punk personality and aesthetic. She breaks down the barriers that stand in her way, including escaping traditional narratives and endings.

    EMPATHY FOR THE WOLF: Is The Big Bad Wolf really so big, and really so bad? Approach a villain with a little empathy, and you may just make a new friend!

    INSPIRED BY BOOKS: Inspired by antique books, Claudia Rueda has infused this book with classic bookmaking, from flourishes on book covers and type design, to playing with meta touches like walking between books, past title pages, and in to other stories.

    CURRICULUM TIE-IN: Perfect for teachers and librarians looking for tools for teaching about storytelling and narrative.

    Perfect for: For fans of fairytale mash-ups, parents, educators

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    Reptiles and Amphibians Coloring Book

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    Rescuing Mrs. Birdley

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    In this wildly charming and fantastically imaginative story by the New York Times bestselling author of Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear, a young animal expert knows just what to do when she spots her teacher in the wild.

    Miranda is an animal expert. Or at least, she watches a lot of Nature Joe. Nature Joe is incredible. He rescues animals, returning them to their natural habitat.

    Mrs. Birdley is a teacher. The natural habitat of a teacher is a classroom.

    So when Mrs. Birdley escapes school and ends up wild, loose, and confused at the local grocery store, Miranda knows just what to do: she must use her brain, her guts, and her extensive knowledge of Nature Joe to rescue Mrs. Birdley--at any cost!

    This delightfully over-the-top picture book by newcomer Emma Reynolds explores the weirdness of seeing a teacher outside of school and will have young readers laughing out loud every time they read.

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    Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round

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    Sing along to this delicious twist on The Wheels on the Bus and celebrate the food, laughter, and love of a multigenerational family meal!

    * Artfully brings an authentic expression of family love...an utterly charming [twist] to a familiar tune. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    The rice in the pot goes round and round,

    Round and round, round and round,

    The rice in the pot goes round and round

    At the table where my family gathers round...

    At the table where this family gathers, they share food, laughter, and, most of all, love. Readers of all ages are sure to delight in this joyful, expressive sing-along, slurping noodles, squishing tofu, and tapping chopsticks as they sing along to this familiar tune.

    Rhythmic text from The Great Wall of Lucy Wu author and Asian/Pacific American Library Association Award winner Wendy Wan-Long Shang, and vibrant, playful illustrations from artist Lorian Tu bring this heartwarming, mouth-watering story to life. Informative back matter includes a food glossary and etiquette guidelines that are sure to delight and engage young readers.

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    Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny

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    Richard Scarry's Naughty Bunny is now back in print as a Little Golden Book!

    Beloved Richard Scarry has created one of his most endearingly naughty characters ever. Little bunny doesn't deliberately try to be naughty, but more often than not, that's exactly what happens. Whether he is startling his mother with a loud TV, drawing on the wall, or making a fuss at nap time, this little bunny proves that even the naughtiest of children can be the most loveable.

    LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS have been loved by children for over 75 years. When they were first published in 1942, high-quality books for children hadn't been available at a price most people could afford. Little Golden Books changed that! Priced at just 25 cents and sold where people shopped every day, they caused an instant sensation and were soon purchased by the hundreds of thousands. Created by such talented writers as Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight Moon) and Richard Scarry, Little Golden Books have helped millions of children develop a lifelong love of reading. Today, Little Golden Books feature beloved classics such as The Poky Little Puppy and Scuffy the Tugboat, hot licenses, and new original stories--the classics of tomorrow, ready to be discovered between their sturdy cardboard covers and gold-foil spines.

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