Ol' Clip-Clop by Patricia C. McKissack; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)Mounting his horse, cold-hearted John Leep smiles as he anticipates evicting the widow Mayes for nonpayment of rent. When she comes up with the rent after all, Leep, unwilling to be disappointed, knocks her coins to the floor and hides one of them in his boot. The widow will be evicted in the morning; but as he departs, Leep is pursued by an unseen stalker. As Leep rides faster, so does his pursuer--clippity-cloppity, clippity-cloppity--until Leep reaches his home. Is John Leep safe at last or is Ol' Clip-Clop gonna SWALLOW HIM WHOLE?!!!!
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz; Eda Kaban (Illustrator)"A new twist on a classic story and song, this book is just pure fun." --School Library Journal Old MacDonald has some new friends on the farm: Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a...TRUCK?! With a DIG DIG here and a SCOOP SCOOP there, this classic folk song just got revved up! Beloved machines--the excavator, dump truck, bulldozer, and more--will have vehicle enthusiasts of all ages reading and singing along. * With colorful, fun illustrations, and subtle themes of gender equality, both parents and kids will enjoy this story over and over again * Ideal for family and elementary school story time * Steve Goetz was inspired to write his debut picture book,Old MacDonald Had a Truck, after his son began to sing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" with alternative lyrics Fans ofOld MacDonald Had a Boat andOld MacDonald's Things That Go will love this entertaining read (and sing-aloud book) with a surprise ending. Recommended for children ages 4-6 years to enjoy any time of day. * Perfect family read aloud book * For early and emergent readers in Preschool through Grade 1
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
Out of School and into Nature by Suzanne Slade; Jessica Lanan (Illustrator)Winner of the 2018 Green Earth Book Award.This picture book biography examines the life and career of naturalist and artist Anna Comstock (1854-1930), who defied social conventions and pursued the study of science. From the time she was a young girl, Anna Comstock was fascinated by the natural world. She loved exploring outdoors, examining wildlife and learning nature's secrets. From watching the teamwork of marching ants to following the constellations in the sky, Anna observed it all. And her interest only increased as she grew older and went to college at Cornell University. There she continued her studies, pushing back against those social conventions that implied science was a man's pursuit. Eventually Anna became known as a nature expert, pioneering a movement to encourage schools to conduct science and nature classes for children outdoors, thereby increasing students' interest in nature. In following her passion, this remarkable woman blazed a trail for female scientists today.
Publication Date: 2017-03-15
Outside In by Deborah Underwood; Cindy Derby (Illustrator)A 2020 Caldecott Honor Book From the New York Times best-selling author behind The Quiet Book comes a mindful contemplation on the many ways nature affects our everyday lives, even when we're stuck inside. Five starred reviews! Perfect for fans of Joyce Sidman and Julie Fogliano,Outside Inreminds emerging readers of the ways nature creates and touches our lives in homes, apartments, and cars, and is the perfect homeschooling tool to reflect on the world's connectedness. Outside is waiting, the most patient playmate of all. The most generous friend. The most miraculous inventor. This thought-provoking picture book poetically underscores our powerful and enduring connection with nature, not so easily obscured by lives spent indoors. Rhythmic, powerful language shows us how our world is made and the many ways Outside comes in to help and heal us, and reminds us that we are all part of a much greater universe. Emotive illustrations evoke the beauty, simplicity, and wonder that await us all . . . outside.
Publication Date: 2020-04-14
Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi2017 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Winner Renowned children's book creator Taro Gomi has created another masterpiece. In this beautiful testament to wondering, a young girl gazes out to where the water meets the sky and wonders what lies beyond the waves. Boats filled with toys? Skyscrapers filled with people? Houses filled with families? Or, maybe, over the ocean stands someone not so different from the girl herself, returning her gaze. In this celebration of imagination's power, young readers will find joy in the mystery of the faraway, the unknown, and the just-beyond.
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
Palo y Piedra/Stick and Stone Bilingual Board Book by Beth Ferry; Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) Conoce a Palo y Piedra. Quieren estar juntos, ¡como los buenos amigos! Cuando Stick rescata a Stone de una situación espinosa con un Pinecone, la pareja se convierte en amigos rápidos. Pero cuando Stick se atasca, ¿puede Stone devolverle el favor? La autora Beth Ferry hace una memorable historia de amistad con un texto cálido y rimado que incluye un sutil mensaje anti-bullying que incluso el lector más joven entenderá. El ilustrador más vendido del New York Times, Tom Lichtenheld, imbuye a Stick and Stone con energía, emoción y personalidad de sobra. En esta divertida historia sobre amabilidad y amistad, Stick y Stone se unen a George y Martha, Frog and Toad, y Elephant and Piggie, como algunos de los mejores dúos de amigos en la literatura infantil. Texto bilingüe inglés / español ofrecido en diferentes colores para facilitar la lectura. When Stick rescues Stone from a prickly situation with a Pinecone, the pair becomes fast friends. But when Stick gets stuck, can Stone return the favor? Author Beth Ferry makes a memorable friendship story with a warm, rhyming text that includes a subtle anti-bullying message even the youngest reader will understand.New York Timesbest-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld imbues Stick and Stone with energy, emotion, and personality to spare. In this funny story about kindness and friendship, Stick and Stone join George and Martha, Frog and Toad, and Elephant and Piggie, as some of the best friend duos in children's literature. Bilingual English/Spanish text offered in different colors for ease of reading.
Publication Date: 2019-12-10
Place Value by David A. Adler; Edward Miller (Illustrator)You had better not monkey around when it comes to place value. The monkeys in this book can tell you why! As they bake the biggest banana cupcake ever, they need to get the amounts in the recipe correct. There's a big difference between 216 eggs and 621 eggs. Place value is the key to keeping the numbers straight. Using humorous art, easy-to-follow charts and clear explanations, this book presents the basic facts about place value while inserting some amusing monkey business.
Poems Aloud by Joseph Coelho; Daniel Gray-Barnett (Illustrator)Poems are made to read OUT LOUD! A wittily illustrated anthology of poems, designed to be read aloud. Twenty poems by the award-winning Joseph Coelho arm children with techniques for lifting poetry off the page and performing with confidence. Perfect for confident children and shy readers alike, this book teaches all sorts of clever ways to performing poetry. Children will learn 20 techniques for reading aloud by trying out 20 funny and thoughtful original poems by the much-loved and award-winning performance poet, Joseph Coelho. There are tongue twisters, poems to project, poems to whisper, poems to make you laugh. There are poems to perform to a whole class and others to whisper in somebody's ear. Richly textured, warm, and stylish illustration by Daniel Gray-Barnett bring each page to life. "Poetry for children is dead. Really? Not when there are young poets like Joseph Coelho" --Books for Keeps
The Princess and the Warrior by Duncan TonatiuhAward-winning creator Duncan Tonatiuh brings a cherished Mexican legend to life A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book and ALA/ALSC Notable Children's Book! Izta was the most beautiful princess in the land, and suitors traveled from far and wide to woo her. Even though she was the daughter of the emperor, Izta had no desire to marry a man of wealth and power. Instead, she fell in love with Popoca, a brave warrior who fought in her father's army--and a man who did not offer her riches but a promise to stay by her side forever. The emperor did not want his daughter to marry a mere warrior, but he recognized Popoca's bravery. He offered Popoca a deal: If the warrior could defeat their enemy, Jaguar Claw, then the emperor would permit Popoca and Izta to wed. But Jaguar Claw had a plan to thwart the warrior. Would all be lost? Today two majestic volcanoes--Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl--stand overlooking Mexico City. They have been admired and revered for countless generations, and have formed the basis of many origin and creation myths. In The Princess and the Warrior, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh retells one of Mexico's cherished legends.