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Mouse House Tales

What makes a mouse house a home?


With a problem to solve, an unexpected friendship, and a little mystery to unravel, Mouse House Tales offers twice the story of a picture book and all the warmth and
charm of a modern classic. The book’s two stories can be read all at once, or one at a time, making it a perfect fit for those who want a longer, “big kid” book but aren’t yet ready for text-heavy chapter books.
Whether read aloud or by an independent reader, kids will relate to the emotions and friendships that help Mouse turn her “sweet little house” into a warm and
inviting home filled with fun, friends—and cheese!


Bugs

Bugs by the Numbers

The creators of the award-winning Alphabeasties And Other Amazing Types are back, this time with an amazing array of insects: butterflies to termites, dragonflies to walking sticks. While the 'alphabeasties' were comprised of letters, these incredible insects are ingeniously engineered out of numerals. Each entry also includes fascinating numeric facts about its subject. It's an eye-catching and imaginative look at the insect world.


My Dog Thinks

My Dog Thinks I'm a Genius

Not every dog can paint a masterpiece!

Louie loves watching his young master paint, and when the boy puts his finishing touches on a particularly good self-portrait, Louie barks enthusiastically. One day, when the boy is at school, Louie tries his own paw at painting a still life. Is this purely an accident, or is Louie a “genius,” just like his master? Children will delight in Barroux’s whimsical illustrations of Louie dipping his nose and paws into colorful paint.

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Balloon Toons: A Day in the Office of Doctor Bugspit

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Looking like a cross between a slug and a sock puppet, alien Doctor Bugspit plies his trade. He blithely dispenses jars of “Fix-It-Up Syrup” (made from sock juice, dead flies, moldy meat, pickle juice and ear wax) and other nostrums to extraterrestrial patients complaining of maladies ranging from split brains (“You have two smaller brains,” the doctor diagnoses, “like a cow”) to an all-body outbreak of toes. Despite nap and lunch breaks (“my favorite sandwich: slug slime and glow-in-the-dark jelly”) it’s an exhausting routine but the good doctor is up to it—until, that is, the gooey results of a sneeze (“some yellow stuff is coming out of my nose!”) send him into panic-stricken calls for “a REAL doctor!” Presented in a loose assortment of graphic panels, page-sized or smaller, this Balloon Toons entry will exert a strong draw on budding graphic-novel fans as well as children fascinated by yucky stuff.


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Balloon Toons: The Super Duper Dog Park

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Super Crazy Cat Dance creator Aron Nels Steinke is back, and now he’s gone to the dogs! All aboard for the Super Duper Dog Park, an awesome amusement park where dogs ride bikes, fly kites, and have an unforgettable day!


Boy Knight

Balloon Toons: The Totally Awesome Epic Quest of the Brave Boy Knight

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

A young boy and his best buddy Butterscotch search for hidden treasure, save the city from an angry monster, and patrol a kingdom. Amazing adventures ensue as brave boy knight saves the day!


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Balloon Toons: Prickles vs. the Dust Bunnies

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

In this charming tale, Daniel Cleary introduces Prickles the cat, who likes to keep the house squeaky-clean, and Squeeky the mouse, who has befriended a cluster of unwelcome dust bunnies. When Prickles threatens to throw the dust bunnies out, Squeeky saves the day with a wacky plan to disguise his friends.


Bearpink

Bear in Pink Underwear

The star of Bear in Underwear is back in another zany adventure, this time on the soccer field. Bear's lucky white boxers turn PINK in a laundry mishap, his teammates are embarrassed, and members of the other team tease him. Will Bear still wear his lucky underwear? Kids will love Goldman's bold illustrations, comic sensibility, and the return of their favorite bear!


What New Zoo

What’s New at the Zoo?

The zoo is overloaded! The population has exploded! And the animals want out—NOW!

What’s New at the Zoo? (from the hit Broadway show Do Re Mi) perfectly captures  the grumblings and rumblings of all the animals, and kids will delight in the hilarious lift-the-flap surprises of acclaimed illustrator Travis Foster’s spot-on comic creations. Includes an introduction by Tony-Award-winning actress, Phyllis Newman, who was married to Green until his death in 2002.


Turkey Diary

Diary of a Pet Turkey

Based on a true story, this is a delightful tale of a suburban family and their pet turkey. Joanne Ingis takes readers on an unbelievable journey, from the hatching of the egg, to the naming of the turkey, to its incorporation into the family’s daily life. Young readers will love the story of a turkey being cared for, rather than eaten at a holiday dinner. A perfect Thanksgiving gift that is sure to appeal throughout the year.


Grandma

Grandma is an Author

Rusty’s Grandma Margo is a writer. She and Rusty even write stories together. But when Rusty discovers that Margo sometimes suffers from writer’s block, he worries. What can he do to help her? This unique story tackles an issue that not only affects grown-ups. Kids, too, suffer from writer’s block and are often overwhelmed in their attempts to express themselves.


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Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

A duckling grows and becomes a duck, so can a car grow into a truck? This beguiling book about growth will sparks kids' imaginations, as gatefolds playfully transform a watch into a clock and a shovel into a plow. The interactive format of question and answer will entrance young readers as living things that grow are compared to inanimate objects that don't. Ingenious!


Atoz

Take Care of Me from A to Z

How can you take care of me? Let me "alphabetize" the ways. Photographs of whimsical, handmade dolls by textile artist Tatiana Oles accompany a lively text. Readers will delight in following the zany, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted animals through a variety of commands that all center on me! From the timeless "Play with Me" to the contemporary "E-mail Me," this book begs the reader for attention. An ideal gift for a loved one of any age or gender.


Grandma

Grandma's Wedding Album

Who wouldn't want to hear about how two people met, fell in love, and married—especially if they're your beloved grandparents? A beautiful wedding album is shared between a grandmother and her curious grandchildren who see the enduring memories of their grandparents' wedding day. Karla Gudeon's exquisite illustrations capture Harriet Ziefert's timeless story about love, marriage, family, friends, and tradition.


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How Things Work in the Yard

Award-winning author and illustrator Lisa Campbell Ernst takes a closer look at the great outdoors as she celebrates young children's inquisitiveness about the world around them. Ernst describes the inner workings of acorns, bubbles, puddles, ants, wagons, clouds, and birds in detailed, yet easy-to-understand language. Her meticulous and cleverly labeled drawings inventively illustrate the functioning of everyday objects.


Zoe

Balloon Toons: Zoe and Robot - Let's Pretend

In Ryan Sias's Zoe and Robot - Let's Pretend, a young girl tries to teach her robot how to pretend, but how do you use your imagination when you're a robot? Sias's vivid cartoons lend wit and warmth to a funny friendship.


Doggie

Balloon Toons: Doggie Dreams

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Do dogs really dream? In Mike Herrod's hilarious Doggie Dreams, they do! And this pooch has dreams of grandeur: dining in a fancy restaurant, being a rock star, and becoming a brave knight.


Bunny

Bunny's Lessons

Bunny, Charlie's favorite toy, learns about life from the boy who takes him everywhere. When Charlie plays the tuba, Bunny learns about LOUD; when they play doctor, Bunny learns about OUCH; when they eat dinner, Bunny learns about MESSY.

Harriet Ziefert and Barroux charmingly tell the tale of the relationship between an inseparable and irresistible pair who learn about the delights (along with the bumps and bruises) of friendship and love.


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Balloon Toons: Rick & Rack and the Great Outdoors

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Best-selling author/illustrator Ethan Long makes his Balloon Toons debut with the story of Rick & Rack, two friends who embark on three hilarious (mis)adventures in the great outdoors.


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Balloon Toons: Adopt a Glurb

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons™ are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Graphic designer Elise Gravel is an expert in Glurbs. What's a Glurb? A funny little monster who yells really loud, eats ten times his body weight daily, and loves unrolling toilet paper. Kids will discover everything it takes to keep a Glurb healthy and happy.


Catdance

Balloon Toons: The Super Crazy Cat Dance

With simple text and cartoon artwork, Balloon Toons™ are the the perfect way to engage and encourage new readers. Award-winning and up-and-coming cartoonists lend their inimitable and illustrative talents to entertaining stories kids will enjoy again and again.

Breakout artist Aron Nels Steinke's rollicking tale has cats of all shapes, sizes, and colors who populate a little girl's world and inspire her to create a crazy and kooky dance. It's the cat's meow!


Chickens

Counting Chickens

Don't count your chickens ... but do count your eggs, fish, and elephants! Distinctive Flensted Mobiles are featured in this innovative counting book. Young readers can count from one to ten and back again, by twos or threes, and can even find solutions to simple word problems. Arithmetic has never been so much fun or so colorful! Embossed images make for a multisensory, tactile experience.


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Christmas Delicious

Celebrate Christmas with Raisin and Rice, two Manhattan mice who are lucky to live in the storeroom at Zanzibar's Deli, which is filled to the rafters with delectable treats. What better way to enjoy Christmas than with a delicious feast? But the mice forget the most important part of their party: their friends! Includes an easy, child-friendly recipe for Rice and Raisin Treats.


Smudge

Stop Bugging Me: That's What Friends Are For (A Smudge Book)

Smudge the dog is busy. He has a secret errand to run, and it isn't anybody's business. But not one of his friends--not Piggie, nor Fuzzie, nor Scribbles, nor Foggie--listens to his pleas. This charming and disarming story, about a curmudgeon who is loved--in spite of himself--by his faithful flock of friends, will win over readers of all ages.


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Bear in Love

Just one look was all it took for Bear to fall in love with Bunny. But how should Bear show this love? With candy? Or song and dance?

With delightful illustrations by award-winning artist Sophie Fatus, warm and witty words perfectly express how love casts its spell on man and beast!


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Extraordinary Pets

A dog, a cat, a bird, a fish...
great pets to have. But if you had your wish...
why not choose one out of the ordinary?
Why not a pet who's EXTRAordinary?

Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with a book about an amazing array of animals. Cats are cuddly, but elephants? Exceptional! A Chihuahua is cute, but tarantulas? Terrific! Flaps cleverly transform everyday animals into exotic, one-of-a-kind, perfect pets.


Butterfly

Butterfly Birthday

Butterfly Birthday completes a quartet of books—Snow Party, Mermaid Dance and By the Light of the Harvest Moon—that celebrates the many and miraculous wonders of the changing seasons. On the first day of spring, bugs—dressed in their finest attire—greet one another after the long, cold winter and hold a spectacular party to welcome the vernal equinox. Mark Jones' beautiful and bewitching pastel illustrations bring this magical world to life.


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Emily and Alex: Naughty and Nice

Emily and Alex are twins. They have the same birthday. They have the same last name. But they can be as different as night and day.

Meet Emily and Alex, fraternal twins who love being different. Emily is clean, Alex is dirty; Emily likes dots, Alex likes stripes; Emily is noisy, Alex is quiet. Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with two charming and witty books of opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.


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Emily and Alex: Plain and Fancy

Emily and Alex are twins. They have the same birthday. They have the same last name. But they can be as different as night and day.

Meet Emily and Alex, fraternal twins who love being different. Emily is clean, Alex is dirty; Emily likes dots, Alex likes stripes; Emily is noisy, Alex is quiet. Acclaimed artist Barroux makes his Blue Apple Books debut with two charming and witty books of opposites, featuring a pair of lovable twins who are double the trouble and double the fun.


Stella

Stella is a Star: With CD

Bernadette Peters and Liz Murphy, the terrific team behind the New York Times best-selling Broadway Barks are back with a story about Stella, a pup who would rather be a graceful pig ballerina than what she really is: a dog no one seems to like.

Bernadette Peters' lovable Stella learns the lessons of self-acceptance, following her heart's desires and, most important, that it's okay just to be herself. The book includes a CD with an original song written and performed by Bernadette Peters.


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Lights on Broadway

Tony Award winner and Broadway icon Brian Stokes Mitchell brings star power to this Broadway treasury. With entries such as "audition," "box office," "marquee," and "understudy," kids will discover Broadway from A to Z. Elliot Kreloff's energetic and dynamic illustrations come from someone who clearly knows theater from first-hand experiences.

With an introduction by Mitchell, quotes from famous Broadway performers, and theater facts and trivia, fans of all ages will delight in this compendium.


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Long Tail Kitty

Lark Pien's clever, precise, unique comics are favorites with graphic-novel fans, and Long Tail Kitty marks her debut in the children's-book world. Meet Long Tail Kitty and his friends and neighbors: a bee who's friends with the flowers (at least the nice ones); Good Tall Mouse, who likes ice skating; and a family of aliens who drop in for one night of fun. The warmth and visual wit of these stories are sure to win over young readers, who will want to return again and again to Long Tail Kitty's house, by the hill, by the meadow, by the lake, by the river, by the town, by the bridge on the street where he lives.


Shapes

Shapes That Roll

Some shapes roll . . . some don't. Some shapes stack . . . others won't. Some shapes lie down . . .while others stand tall. Circles, squares, and triangles, even ovals and diamonds, are endlessly and intriguingly entertaining in Steve Wilson's world. Karen Nagel's rhythmic text is brought to life by Wilson's troupe of uniquely-shaped characters.


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Wrapped in Love

Mom and Dad tuck Snoozer into bed, but before he falls asleep, he hears strange noises: Creak creak. Thump thump. Squeak. Snoozer is afraid, but Mom and Dad comfort and reassure him. Feeling securely protected by his parents' love, Snoozer's fear of the dark diminishes. A repetitive refrain soothes Snoozer and reader alike.


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Poppy's Pants

Penelope's poppy always wears khaki pants. When he finds a hole in one pair, he asks Penelope to patch it up. Penelope likes to sew . . . but this is a big job. Penelope struggles, but with a little help from her mama, she gets the job done.

Doll-maker Melissa Conroy makes her picture-book debut with a friendly and off-beat cast of doll characters, featured in artwork layered with photographs and illustrations. This charming story is followed by a postscript from Melissa's father, the writer Pat Conroy, which gives a personal, behind-the-scenes description of the book's characters and author.


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One Red Apple

Follow the life cycle of an apple: from fruit growing on the tree to market, to picnic, to seed, to sapling and tree, and finally to a new apple. This simple, joyful book with radiant illustrations introduces readers to the amazing and delectable way the earth provides food.


Dont.Eat

Please Don't Eat Me

Were you thinking of having fish for dinner? The fish in this story may talk you out of it! After all, fish are pretty bony . . . and have you seen what they eat? Flaps lift up to reveal funny surprises, and Roger De Muth's bright and zany illustrations present a quirky look at the food chain.


Mermaids

Mermaid Dance

As the sun sets on the ocean, the sky turns pink, then purple, the spring becomes the summer, and a celebration begins. Mermaids arrive, ready to greet the new season by playing, feasting, and dancing in the high tide.

Mark Jones' pastel illustrations capture an enchanting and mysterious world sure to delight the imagination of all readers.


Snow

Snow Party

If the first snow falls on the first day of winter, the snow men, snow women, and snow children come out for a special party. The festivities include food, dancing, singing, and some surprises! With breathtaking pastel illustrations and an understated, enchanting story, this is the perfect book for a snowy day . . . or to read while wishing for snow to fall.


Safari

Simms Taback's Safari Animals

Here's a book that's also a guessing game! Turn the page for your first clue: "I have a huge mane." Open the flap and you'll see another: "I can roar." Open one more, and you'll see the answer to the riddle: "It's a lion!" In this colorful book of safari animals, the award-winning art of Simms Taback becomes a fun, interactive guessing game.


City Animals

Simms Taback's City Animals

This follow-up to Simms Taback's Safari Animals presents six city animals in a guessing-game format: a pigeon, a police horse, a squirrel, a dog, a cat, a swan--all poster-size illustrations in Taback's one-of-a-kind style.


Alphabeasties

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types

From an alligator made of A's to a zebra made of Z's, the alphabeasties in this book are ingeniously built out of multiple typefaces. Sharon Werner and Sarah Forss's best-selling book is the recipient of many awards, including a Parents' Choice Silver Award, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Best Books Award, and New York Book Show Merit Award. Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types offers kids a wondrous and witty way to look at--and learn--the ABC's.


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41 Uses for a Grandma

Grandma is much more than just the matriarch of the family. Whether she's keeping time during a race, building the perfect toy, turning the pages while you play your music, or just warming your hands, there are many reasons why a grandmother is great. Breaking traditional stereotypes, this book encourages children to imagine their grandmother in a host of contemporary situations: grandmas as sports enthusiasts, yoga instructors, and e-pals.


Grandmas Are For

That's What Grandmas Are For

"If we want pizza and Grandma would rather have Chinese food, she will eat pizza. That's what grandmas are for." "If I stop for gas and it's self-serve, my granddaughter will hold the nozzle. If I'm washing my car, my grandson will help rinse it and wipe it dry. That's what grandchildren are for." A grandmother and her grandkids tell what makes the other special. This exuberant celebration of the love between grandmothers and their grandchildren will warm your heart and make you smile.


Broadway

Broadway Barks

In a park in New York City lives a lonely little dog. He remembers when he used to get taken for walks, fed dinner every night, and told he was a good dog. Now, he's all alone and must fend for himself. But everything changes one day when he sees a lady reading in the park and decides to follow her—all the way to a place where he might become a star!

With a story by actress Bernadette Peters and mixed-media collage illustrations by Liz Murphy, Broadway Barks is a warm and appealing story of loss, reunion, and nurturing, complete with a happy ending.

This beautiful package includes a jacket with foil touches as well as an exclusive CD featuring a reading of the story and an original song written and sung by Bernadette Peters.

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Our Broadway Barks app tells the original tale, with some added fun & games! Parent's Choice gave it an Approved award and said of it:

"Broadway Barks is a storybook app that animal lovers young and old will adore. The app is based on the book by Bernadette Peters about a dog who, after losing his home, is left living in Central Park with no one to care for him. The graphics are well done and the narration (spoken and sung by Peters) is great. Children can watch and listen to the story in autoplay mode, or they can click 'read to me' and make it more interactive. In the read to me version, children control the pace of the story. The app guides them to click on certain things for interactive animations, and there is also a cute game called “Showtime” in which they get to dress the dog up and help him perform in the dog show. The game is simple, but fun. Other features include a longer version of the song that the dog's new owner sings to him, which children can listen to as they watch pictures of the dog and his new friend. The endearing story will encourage young readers to return to it and follow the words on the screen as they are read by Peters or a parent.

Broadway Barks is a touching story that will encourage children to think about stray and shelter animals. It gives families a great opportunity to speak with kids about the importance of helping these animals, and teaches them about a real life charity that finds homes for them. It is an inexpensive, fun, touching and cute app that will make a fantastic addition to your digital library."

Get the app HERE!


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And to Name But Just a Few: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue

Olives, trees, pickles, peas . . . What do they have in common? All of them are green! In her debut picture book, Laurie Rosenwald explores the world of color through humorous poetry and dynamic collages. Pink flamingos aspire to be ballerinas, yellow taxis screech to a halt at red stop signs, and black cats relax with the morning crossword puzzle. More than just an introduction to basic colors, this book shows how colors interact and enrich our everyday lives. Clever rhyming text and bold, graphic illustrations are sure to make this book a favorite read-aloud.


Go T Osleep

Go Back to Sleep

After carefully tucking all his toys into their beds, Harry falls asleep. All of a sudden...BAAA! SQUEAK! MEOW! All of his toys are wide awake and ready to play. What is Harry to do? The secret life of toys excites every child's imagination. Go Back to Sleep is the luminous and utterly charming Blue Apple debut of illustrator Pascale Constantin. This fanciful bedtime story of a child becoming parent to his toys is sure to be a favorite.


Max

Mighty Max!

All Max wants to do is fly . . . and climb . . . and be a hero. But when he tries to do something heroic, his mom and dad prefer him to sit still and be quiet. When will Max get his chance to shine? Mighty Max captures that phase when many little boys want to be big and strong like superheroes. Elliot Kreloff's crayon illustrations give a winning personality to Max and his imaginary world.


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A Dictionary of Dance

Dance is not just an art, it's a whole different language! In A Dictionary of Dance, readers will learn about arabesques, break dancing, choreographers, and the zones of the body — everything that comes together to make a dance, whether it's ballet or the polka. Liz Murphy's dynamic and expressive artwork is sure to inspire readers of all ages to get up and dance!


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Posey Plans a Party

Posey doesn't just love pink (and purple) and painting; she loves to throw a party! Will Posey serve pink or purple treats? Will the decorations be pink or purple? What will Posey wear, and whom will she invite? Hard decisions . . . but whatever Posey decides, there are sure to be plenty of P words—pizza, pasta, and piano performances—and the end result will be perfect!


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Posey Prefers Pink

Meet Posey. She wears pink clothes, has a pink room, rides a pink bike, and prefers pink desserts. Everything in her pink world is just the way she likes it . . . but what if another color catches her eye? With adorable anime-like illustrations from Yukiko Kido, this book is sure to strike a chord with opinionated little girls and their parents.


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Posey Paints a Princess

Posey is back and learning how to paint! In this charming story, the heroine of Posey Prefers Pink gets a lesson in painting from her mom. While mopping up spills and mixing colors, Posey learns how to turn a mistake into a work of art!


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Dogshark Readers: Red Set

Children love stories. That simple truth underlies this bold and fun reader program. Carefully designed to maximize childrens ability to decode words, each of the eight storybooks matches simple sentences to zany illustrations that reassure emerging readers that theyve successfully understood the text.
Based on the best of contemporary educational theory, combining a whole-language respect for the integrity of stories while building on proven principles of phonics-based literacy, DogShark Readers will have kids tearing into books.


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Dogshark Readers: Blue Set

Building on the foundation of the Dogshark Red Set, these seven new readers are a step more difficult, but they're based on the same Dogshark foundation: Children love good stories! Designed to encourage a child's ability to decode words, each book carefully matches text and illustration to maximize understanding.
Based on the best of contemporary educational theory, Dogshark Readers combine a whole-language respect for the integrity of stories with proven principles of phonics-based literacy. Illustrated by an award-winning film animator, Dogshark Readers will have kids tearing into books.


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Round Like A Ball!

Is it a meatball? A basketball? A pearl? As the round hole through the pages of this book grows larger, readers will come closer and closer to guessing the identity of the object that's round like a ball, hot and cold, every color, always moving, and home to us all. With a simple text and glorious collage artwork, Lisa Campbell Ernst offers a gentle tribute to our planet and a timely reminder that we all need to take care of it.


Baxter

Balloon Toons: Baxter, The Tweeting Dog

The Twooferverse proves invaluable when Baxter's doggy pal goes missing. All the neighborhood pups provide Twitter-ish clues they find while going about their daily routines to help locate the missing mutt.


Lucy

Lucy Rescued

When Lucy is adopted from the local animal shelter, her new family thinks that they have chosen a perfect pet. And she is, right up to the minute she starts to howl, and howl, and howl some more. Treats, tricks, a soft red bed, lullabies, and even doggy therapy cannot stop her "Wah-ooo-ooo-roo!" It is the little girl who figures out that Lucy needs a comfy friend (her own stuffed animal) and Lucy who figures out that she needs as many as she can get her paws on. And then, all is well.


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Dinosaurs: A Giant Fold-Out Book

Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "Who am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the animal, and then a final fold-out shows the whole dino. The featured dinosaurs are: quetzalcoatlus, diplodocus, stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, ankylosaurus, triceratops.

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Boat Works: A Giant Fold-Out Book

With a ship-shape format perfect for exploring boats that float, sail, tug, house, and transport, this latest addition to the acclaimed Giant Fold-Out Book series offers an engaging, hands-on guessing game. Kids can read simple clues, unfold pages and—ta da!—who knew there was an entire ocean liner hidden under there? After kids gain a grasp of the characteristics and functions of six kinds of boats, a rock-the-harbor fold-out offers a rewarding finale.


Pass It

Pass It On!

Bee's friend Cow is stuck in a fence and asks for his help. Bee cannot help Cow by himself, so he decides to get the word out to as many farmyard friends as possible. But when he tells Frog about Cow's predicament and asks him to "Pass it on!", the message that gets passed to Pig is: "Cow put duck in a tent!" From there, the message morphs into the tent falling on a woodchuck, Cow having good luck, a penny, some money, some honey, etc. In the end, understanding dawns, Cow is dis-lodged, and he and Bee thank their friends with fresh milk and honey.


Mole

Mole Had Everything

Mole is happy and fulfilled by his simple life and limited possessions ("one bed, one pillow, one shelf for books, one cup for tea") till a friend "who has everything" persuades him that he doesn't have nearly enough. And so he sets out on a journey of acquisition, tunneling under and popping up in swamps and forests, in caves, junkyards, and underwater, and always managing to find another thing that he absolutely must have. Once he has everything, it must be transported back and stuffed into his small home. Having so much to attend to, and dust, and fix and, fidget with leaves no time to do the things he really likes, so Mole decides that maybe he already had everything he wanted, and not a thing more than he needed. After a grand giveaway, Mole pares his life down to just those things that make him happy and fulfilled.


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Poopendous!

Rhyming couplets feature Professor Poopdeck and two young friends as he takes them on a type of poop safari. Words for poop (e.g., guano, number two, ca-ca), its forms and styles (cubes, tubular, wet and dry), and myriad of uses (souvenirs, a means of tracking and marking, housing insulation, food, fertilizer, fuel, etc.) are all conveyed with humor and a certain demand for respect. It's a book that says: Don't just flush this stuff away! While it may dismay and stink, there's more to this stuff than you might think!


How Things Work

How Things Work in the House

In How Things Work in the House, Lisa Campbell Ernst delves into how common household objects—such as soap, scissors and house keys—work. The detailed but easy-to-understand language describes the functioning of everyday items, and Ernst's meticulous and cleverly labeled pictures are fascinating. How Things Work in the House is a marvelous companion to the much-praised How Things Work Around the Yard. It also stands on its own as kid-compelling non-fiction.


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Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit

Honey Bear is having a summertime birthday party at the beach. After her friends pick out the perfect birthday present—a blue swimsuit and beach-y accessories—they head to the shore for volleyball, a scavenger hunt, and, of course, birthday cake! Young readers will enjoy best-selling author/illustrator Todd Goldman's signature style and popular characters, this time in a summer setting. Honey Bear's Blue Bathing Suit is a perfect addition to Bear in Underwear, Bear in Pink Underwear, and Bear in Long Underwear.


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Scribbles and Ink

Two artists, two styles, and one book that may not be big enough for the both of them. See, Ink (the mouse) likes things to be clean and precise. Scribbles (the cat) is the opposite. But while there should be plenty of room for each of them to make their art without getting in each other's way, or on each other's nerves, THEY CAN'T MANAGE THAT! And from there paint splatters, ink goops, pencils get broken, and brushes go wild until...it's not a work of art, IT'S A MESS! Discovering that they are no longer having any fun, the duo tentatively tries to collaborate instead of clobber, and, thus, a disasterpiece becomes a masterpiece. 

Download your free Scribbles and Ink Sketchbook here!

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Balloon Toons: Pooltime

Elephant, Alligator, and Stork share poolside hijinks as they mix up their towels, tussle over ice cream, and compare diving styles. Best-selling author/illustrator Ethan Long brings his energetic and engaging style to this delightful story of poolside fun and summertime friendship.


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Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will Be the Babies Be?

Ten spreads with gatefolds and a culminating dramatic fold-out lead young readers from a single penguin egg to an ostrich's clutch of 10 eggs. Song-like, non-rhyming verse gives clues as to who might hatch. The answer to the repeated refrain, "Who will the babies be?", is found beneath a flap. Besides discovering the animal baby or babies, kids will also pick up a lot of nature terminology and interesting facts about animals, their birthing environments, and habitats.


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Flying to Neverland with Peter Pan

The Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Newman, wife of the late Adolph Green, contributes a personal introduction to the songs. With this and luminous illustrations, including a lavish gatefold of the "flying" scene, this is an extraordinary book to give, to cherish, to share.

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Listen to the music below as you read along!


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Alphasaurs and Other Prehistoric Types

The award-winning creators of Alphabeasties and Bugs but the Numbers have gone prehistoric! Using letters in an artful assortment of type, the famed duo create a menagerie of dazzling dinosaurs and pack each page with captivating dino-facts. 

This sophisticated rendering of dinosaur-ologu will leap out from other dino-books to entrain, engage, and educate aspiring paleontologists.


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Balloon Toons: Hiccup!

Jamie has hiccups on the day of his school play! His best friend and co-star is determined to find a cure–no matter how silly, icky, or weird it might be! Will the show-HIC!-go on?

Hiccups–everyone's had  'em, and nobody wants  'em. The familiar dilemma drives this comically exaggerated story of a boy-rabbit battling the inconvenience and embarrassment of a jumpy diaphragm. Hiccup! is an ideal choice for kids who are more attuned to sweeter brand of slapstick humor.


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Balloon Toons: Dinosaurs In Space

Dinosaurs and Life in Space–c'mon, what could be a funnier combination? And what a rip-snorting rocket ride it is in this three-story collection chronicling the hilarious adventures of the dino-denizens of Planet Meatball and Plant Lettuce.

For kids ready to move into read-alone books, this provides perfect fuel for developing independent reading, with a galaxy of laughs to boot!


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Red Cat Blue Cat

Every kid sometimes wants to be someone else. And so, it turns out, do some cats. Kids will relate to how hard it is for each cat to try to be like the other. They'll also love the true-to-life way that, after the fur stops flying, an unexpected change occurs, making both cats happy to be just exactly who they are.


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The Princess and the Pea

Most of the time she is good Princess Rosebud. But when there's a hole in her sock, or her sweater is itchy, or–ick!–the peas on her plate are smushed up right next to the carrots, this strong-willed little miss becomes the picky and prickly Princess Fussy. Sound Familiar?

The clever rendition of The Princess and the Pea offers a funny, insightful reflection of how important having certain things be "just so" can be to certain kids. Everyone will cheer the surprising twist that reveals why Rosebud cannot get comfy at bedtime. Is it simply the return of Princess Fussy? Or might there be a more royal reason for her finicky convictions?


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40 Uses for a Grandpa

The re-issue of this strong-selling gift book (a companion to 41 Uses for a Grandma) will get a smile of recognition from both grandfathers and grandkids. From dance partner to handyman, the fun and functions of grandfathers are inventively explored. Some of the uses are straightforward, like the arms-circled-out-in-front "ball hoop." Other entries, such as grandpas' "uses" as entertainment center, butler, and mediator, supply kids with a fresh perspective. At the end, it all adds up to grandpa being a wonderful friend.


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ABC Doctor

From Appointment, Bandages, and Check-ups through X-rays and feeling Yucky, this book helps kids know 26 letter-specific things about the equipment, personnel, and procedures they might encounter on a typical visit to the doctor. Murphy's accessible collage artwork complements Ziefert's informative text. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.


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ABC Dentist

From Appointments, Bibs, and Cavities through X-rays and how to combat icky Yellow film on teeth, this book takes kids on a reassuring tour of a trip to the dentist's office. Bright, friendly collage artwork pairs with informative facts on equipment and procedures. This new edition includes an addendum with activities, frequently asked questions, and suggestions for parents and teachers on how to maximize the book's usefulness.


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Backstage Cat

A runaway kitty named Simon introduces kids to what it takes to put on a show and have a moment in the spotlight. It's a kid-pleasing peek at a fascinating world the draws both startdom-seekers and those who prefer to remain behind the scenes. With illustrations by a bright new star on the Blue Apple list, kids will discover that there's just as much interesting stuff behind the footlights - and up in the catwalks - as on the stage!


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What is Part This, Part That?

What kind of song is part talk and part sing? Rap! And can you guess what's part buzz and - ouch! - part sting? Songlike rhyme inspires kids to think about the parts that make up the sum of various things, actions, and concepts. Tom Slaughter's pop-meets-elegant collage art and punch-bright pages invite kids to enter into this entertaining conversation about the parts, the sum, and the whole marvelous mix of things we see, have, and do. Ideal for inviting critical and creative thinking, and for group and one-on-one discussion, What is Part This, Part That? continues the Blue Apple tradition of books that are part eye-catching, part mind-captivating, and all for kids!


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Travels with Charlie: Down South

Part travelogue, part I SPY, part Where’s…Charlie!
Find a pirate museum. Look for Key West. Then find Miami where the beach is the best!
Is he on a Bourbon Street balcony? Riding the Ferris wheel on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier? Hiding out in a Nevada ghost town?
This three-book series invites kids to take trips with Charlie the traveling pup, who goes to hundreds of places in the American South, West, and Northeast. For each featured state there are rhyming clues to help find Charlie, and all sorts of interesting,historical, and offbeat attractions and locations.
Picture-style maps and sidebars offer cool state-related trivia. From deep in the Grand Canyon, to Elvis’s mansion, to the field where the Wright brothers took to the skies, this incredibly charming trio of travelogues can be used for:
• book reports
• trips
• beyond-the-backyard exploration
and…
• firing up kids to discover all the real,not just the virtual, world has to offer.
Where can these books take kids?
Just ask Charlie—he’ll know!


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Travels with Charlie: Way Out West

Part travelogue, part I SPY, part Where’s…Charlie!
Find a pirate museum. Look for Key West. Then find Miami where the beach is the best!
Is he on a Bourbon Street balcony? Riding the Ferris wheel on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier? Hiding out in a Nevada ghost town?
This three-book series invites kids to take trips with Charlie the traveling pup, who goes to hundreds of places in the American South, West, and Northeast. For each featured state there are rhyming clues to help find Charlie, and all sorts of interesting,historical, and offbeat attractions and locations.
Picture-style maps and sidebars offer cool state-related trivia. From deep in the Grand Canyon, to Elvis’s mansion, to the field where the Wright brothers took to the skies, this incredibly charming trio of travelogues can be used for:
• book reports
• trips
• beyond-the-backyard exploration
and…
• firing up kids to discover all the real,not just the virtual, world has to offer.
Where can these books take kids?
Just ask Charlie—he’ll know!


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Travels with Charlie: Travelin' the Northeast

Part travelogue, part I SPY, part Where’s…Charlie!
Find a pirate museum. Look for Key West. Then find Miami where the beach is the best!
Is he on a Bourbon Street balcony? Riding the Ferris wheel on Atlantic City’s Steel Pier? Hiding out in a Nevada ghost town?
This three-book series invites kids to take trips with Charlie the traveling pup, who goes to hundreds of places in the American South, West, and Northeast. For each featured state there are rhyming clues to help find Charlie, and all sorts of interesting,historical, and offbeat attractions and locations.
Picture-style maps and sidebars offer cool state-related trivia. From deep in the Grand Canyon, to Elvis’s mansion, to the field where the Wright brothers took to the skies, this incredibly charming trio of travelogues can be used for:
• book reports
• trips
• beyond-the-backyard exploration
and…
• firing up kids to discover all the real,not just the virtual, world has to offer.
Where can these books take kids?
Just ask Charlie—he’ll know!


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Scribbles and Ink, The contest

Will a prehistoric chicken win the prize?
They’re drawn back together again for more artistic shenanigans! This time, Scribbles the cat and his
buddy, Ink, decide to enter a “Draw a Dinosaur” contest.
The prize? Two tickets to Mudsplash Mountain—“The Muddiest Place on Earth!” But as in art and life, nothing goes as planned. Will a chick-a-saurus, a big egg, and a bigger surprise dash their dreams?
The Contest offers four short chapters that keep this 72-page story within reach of emerging independent readers—kids who want to move beyond picture books but are not ready for text-heavy chapter books.
For kids with an artistic inclination, the book portrays the pleasures and pitfalls of creative collaboration.
For all kids, there are plenty of surprises, silliness, and the discovery that one-plus-one is twice as fun!


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It's Time to Say Goodnight

Kids will say: “It’s time . . . to read this again!”
But he doesn’t stop there! There are taxis and vans, garbage and cans, and so many things to greet that when he’s finally done—guess what time it is?
This zingy story sings along like a song, allowing groups or even pre-readers to know when to chime in to say both
“Good morning!” and “Good night!” By the time little heads are resting on pillows, they’ll be in just the right frame of mind for…good dreams!
What makes this bedtime book fresh and different?
It’s mostly about saying “Good morning!” Harriet Ziefert pays homage to the charming
Comden & Green song “I Said Good Morning” by creating an original story in which a boy greets the day with:
Good Morning to the birdies and the bees.
Good Morning to the grass,
Good Morning to the trees,
This springtime-fresh new title comes from the creative team of Harriet Ziefert and Barroux, highly acclaimed for their “hand-in-glove” amalgamation of art and story (Publishers Weekly) in these previous collaborations: My Dog Thinks I’m a Genius, Lucy Rescued, and Bunny's Lessons.


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Let Freedom Sing!

On benches just for 'colored,'
black folks obeyed the rules.
Rosa Parks at the front of the bus,
she let her light shine.

In the 1950's and 1960's, the struggle for civil rights forever changed the landscape of America. In her debut Blue Apple book, Vanessa Newton candid images illuminate anew the inequality that affected Americans, young and old.

With an introduction by Ruby Bridges and text to the tune of "This Little Light of Mine," Newton's rich, mixed-media illustrations create a vivid message of hope.


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Monster Needs One More!

More is better!
Natalie Marshall’s goofy monsters made their debut in a book about monsters and manners—Monster Be Good! This time, it’s monsters and math, as every monster-member of this funny, grumpy, not-too-scary gang counts jelly beans, teddy bears, apples, donuts, toys, and even kisses.
What do they all have in common? They all want ONE MORE!
As each monster gets his wish, kids can chime in with the new number that ONE MORE adds up to.
When the next-to-last monster gets TEN goodnight kisses, ONE mom-ster hug is just enough to cap off this tale of merry monster-math!
Entertaining as it educates, Monster Needs One More! offers a perfect primer for introducing
preschoolers to counting and addition. Who could ask for more?


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Hey, Baby, It's Time To Come Out!

In this delightful story about the anticipation of a new arrival, Max does everything he can think of to encourage his new sibling to be born. Max is convinced that this baby will never arrive ... until the day finally comes when Daddy takes Mommy to the hospital. Soon-to-be older siblings will be delighted by Max's efforts.


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Think About: Does a Beaver Sleep in a Bed?

This book explores the places where animals sleep and how they differ from the many types of human beds.


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Think About: Does a Bear Wear Boots?

How people protect themselves from the elements, as well as the functions of human clothing, are explored in this Think About title.


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101 Ways To Be a Good Granny

This book presents a list of all the ways grandmas can be amazing, using directive verbs that are sure to elicit giggles from readers young and old. Examples include "be a chauffeur," "make macaroni and cheese from scratch," "go for manicures," and "dig for clams." There are so many kinds of good grandmas, and this book captures them all!



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Peter Panda Melts Down!

Every kid has them, and every parent, or kid-caretaker, has had to deal with them - those meltdown-tantrum-pitching-a-fit moments! Peter Panda has them - when it's time to leave the playground, when some other child has the book he wants, when Mama insists he eat some broccoli. When this happens: Uh-oh. Here it comes. Here comes that frown. Peter Panda melts dowwwnnn! Presented with humor and understanding, Artie Bennett's bright and sprightly story offers a way for children to recognize their own behaviors. Parents and kids can talk about what they see on the pages and gain some insight on how to handle such incidents - including when Mama Panda has a little meltdown of her own!


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You Can't Ride A Bicycle To The Moon!

In You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon, kids will explore the science of the moon, the space race, the craft of spacecraft, living in space, tourists in space, and a lot more!

Information with just the right level of complexity pairs with engaging rhymes to make for a uniquely kid-appealing approach to nonfiction.

What should I eat in space today?

Something that won't float away!

Food that sticks onto a spoon

Is best when dining on the moon.

Learn all about the pioneering dog-stronauts and how technology created for space affects our life on earth. Each section tops off with activities and kick-starting questions that expand a child's understanding of the subject matter and how it applies to the wider world and his or her daily life. Make it personal, make it fun, and science will captivate young readers.

From Space walks, to space garbage, to how to make a peanut butter sandwich in space, kids will want to read the You Can't… books because they are all about THEM.

Science textbooks won't make kids laugh, but with titles like You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon, this acclaimed science-as-entertainment series will!


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Think About: Does a Camel Cook Spaghetti?

How animals and humans get food and feed themselves is explored in this Think About title.


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You Can't Taste A Pickle With Your Ear!

Why can't you hear a siren with your eyes? Spot an airplane with your hands? And how come a pickle on your ear isn't delicious?

In You Can't Take a Pickle with Your Ear kids discover how each of their five senses is hard at work all day long, providing them with information and helping them get the most out of their daily lives.

Whenever you think, "I'm oh-so-sweet,"

Pull off your socks and smell your feet!

Sections such as "Hold Your Nose" and "Stick Out Your Tongue" (not the same time!) encourage hands-on investigations of what's happening inside kids' bodies and why a tongue is best for pickle tasting.


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Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity

We've all seen kids who kick and scream and lose their cool. But when Eric loses his temper over his annoying little sister Alice, he floats up to the ceiling! And so we have a fresh and funny twist on temper tantrums created by star-on-the-rise Jenni Desmond.

Eric, The Boy Who Lost His Gravity, with an amusing story and expressive painterly art, captures a spot-on understanding of how children feel when they get out of control and how they need help to pull themselves together - or, as in Eric's case, back to the ground. There will always be annoying brothers and sisters and things one wants, but can't have. This book gives children and parents an entertaining way to gain perspective and talk about these issues. For all of them, Eric offers a wise, witty, and uplifting tale that kids won't want to put down!


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By the Light of the Harvest Moon

As the harvest moon shines down, the wind picks up, sending orange, yellow, and crimson leaves dancing, until they settle in a pumpkin patch. One-by-one, leaf people emerge to celebrate the autumnal equinox.

Mark Jones's rich pastel illustrations bring to life the mysterious and fleeting world of a gentle troupe of leaf characters, who will warm the hearts of all readers.


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Can you Whoo, Too?

In farmyards, jungles, and oceans, almost every animal has something to say! And as kids say honk, squawk, moo, and whoo—they’ll be learning, too! Why do whales sing? What does a rooster want us to know? This unique combination of language arts, science, and noisy fun is a dynamic duet with cacophonous kid-appeal.


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Flip-a-word: Snow Bow

Is that bow in the snow? Will we meet on the street? Flip a page and watch a feet turn into a feet meet and then beet on feet!

Snow Bow features these word families: -ow, -eet, -ate

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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Flip-a-word: Quack Shack

Is that a quack shack? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a sack turn  into quacks with sack and then sack on jack!

Quack Shack features these word families: -ack, -ick, -ock

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum

Dinosaurs roamed the earth for millions and millions of years. Museum visitors are awed by the massive creatures on display. But how did the fossils of a colossal diplodocus make the 145-million-year journey from the prehistoric plains of Utah to the Smithsonian Institution of today?

Acclaimed author and illustrator Jessie Hartland (How the Sphinx Got to the Museum) beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the diplodocus: from its discovery in 1923 in Utah to its arrival in the hallowed halls of this world-famous museum. Essential reading for junior paleontologists.

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Flip-a-word: Frog Jog

Is that frog out for a jog? Will the ball stay on the wall? Flip a page and watch a hog turn into a hog bog and then a frog jog!

Frog Jog features these word families: -og, -eat, -all

Nouns or verbs from a word family are shown. Single words progress into short phrases ("hot spot") and then simple sentences. A die-cut at the bottom of the page encourages kids to turn - and see a new word from the same family, along with a new image (a b-un becomes a s-un).

With playful, colorful art done in the "Hello Kitty" style, each book in this interactive phonics series features three different word families.

Word families help children recognize similarities between words that rhyme and connect words with matching long, or short, vowel sounds. Kids can then read words that they haven't seen before. Flip-a-Word takes kids from a single word, to a phrase, to a simple sentence. From there, eye-catching illustrations will lead kids to imagine story scenarios only a child could dream up!

Kids, parents, teachers - everyone flips for Flip-a-Word!


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Think About: Does a Woodpecker Use a Hammer?

This brand new title in the Think About series explores and explains that while some animals do indeed use tools, only people have developed implements that make it possible to do things that their bodies cannot.

A funny, kid-like question - "Does a woodpecker use a hammer?" - is paired with a silly scenario (a woodpecker in a tool belt), and a few facts about how some animals use parts of their bodies as tools. Animals that might use a stick, or rock, as a tool lead to an exploration of how people create tools to solve problems and accomplish tasks.


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You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars!

This acclaimed "edu-tainment" series offers an active exploration of subject matter from fingertips to lunar trips!

Classroom-ready and packed with kid-centered science information and activities, the You Can't… books combine laughing with learning.

What's inside your rib cage?

Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads?

Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones.

Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic.

From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!


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Jump-Into-Chapters: The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo

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Mo and Jo Don't Stink!

Mo and Jo are fun-loving cavemen whose antics will surely delight kids, especially boys. Follow them as they attempt to de-stink themselves, play hide-and-seek, and make fire. The latest title in Blue Apple's Jump-Into-Chapters series, this book is designed to increase reading proficiency by offering a longer page count than picture books, but a lower word count than chapter books.

Mo and Jo, aka the Boulder Brothers, join JUMP-INTO-CHAPTERS with a series of pre-hysterical escapades. In the first chapter, Me Stink?, something’s smelly! Is it Jo? Is it Mo? Is it both? Though kids will know who’s the real odor-offender, they’ll have fun watching the caveboys try to figure out the source of the stench.

Hide and Peek, Chapter 2, has Jo teaching Mo how to play his favorite game. But does Mo really not understand the rules? Or is he a peek-and-cheater? And who will have the best ideas for warming up in Me Cold!? Will a prehistoric beastie mind when they try to borrow some fur?

Though Mo and Jo both speak caveman-ese, educators can be assured that the accompanying narration will offer kids a correct rendition of grammar and sentence structure.

But don’t be surprised to hear Boulder Brothers’ fans declare, “Me want more MO AND JO!”

Series Description 

Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style.

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.

These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book.


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It's A Firefly Night

A favorite childhood activity - catching fireflies - glow from the pages of this story-with-a-counting-concept offering. With rhyming lines that read like a song, It's a Firefly Night chronicles the capture and release of fireflies, one by one, sparking the reader to count up to and down from ten. The book is capped off with a page of interesting firefly facts (they flash in rhythmic patterns to send messages!), adding a touch of accessible nonfiction to this charming, not-just-for-bedtime book. It's a terrific gift, a great winding-down-at-bedtime selection, a lovely story for a parent and child to share. With glittering sparklers lighting up each page, any night can be a firefly night!


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Travels with Charlie: Across the Midwest


Mount Rushmore, the Motown museum, a dinosaur trail, and a hot rod showplace are among the fascinating array of well-known, historical, and wonderfully oddball destinations on Charlie's travels.

For every state, a selection of Did You Know... facts adds colorful information about the stops along the way.

Did you Know...

  • why Missouri is called the "Show-Me- State"?
  • where Kool-Aid was invented?
  • where you can find a 600-pound ball of stamps?

And do you think you'll be able to spot the hidden Charlie in every state?

The Travels with Charlie series offers a fun introduction to geography. Additionally, the books are an ideal choice for those times when young travelers might get a little squirmy and need something to hold their interest.

Where will Charlie go next? That's still in the planning stages!

This brand-new addition to the Travels With Charlie series completes the on-the-go pup's tour of the US with visits to 13 Midwestern states!


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How the Sphinx Got to the Museum

Within New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the sphinx of the Pharaoh Hatshepsut holds court. But how did this ancient artifact get to the museum? Acclaimed author and illustrator Jessie Hartland beautifully presents this informative and fascinating history of the Hatshepsut sphinx, from its carving in ancient Egypt to its arrival in the hallowed halls of this world-famous museum. This is essential reading for junior Egyptologists!


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How the Meteorite got to the Museum

It came from outer space—and is crashing onto bookshelves!

Part history, part science, part mystery and part entertainment—this third book in the highly successful “Museum” series chronicles how a rock from outer space broke free from its billion-year orbit, crashed into a teenager’s Chevy Malibu, and landed in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History.

Acclaimed author Jessie Hartland brings a space rock’s story close to home by tracing its route above a stadium of football fans, late-night diners, a TV-watching teen, a puzzled group of firefighters, and to a final connection with the team of experts that made it available to millions of museum visitors. Fascinating meteor facts and information round out this galactic-fantastic true story.

As new meteors make headlines, How the Meteorite Got to the Museum offers a great way to bridge past and present, science and entertainment.


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Jump-Into-Chapters: Andy Also!

Book Description
Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In "Andy Also," Preston decides to re-name himself "the new Andy." In "Clang-Clang- Bing," the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In "100 Rabbits," Preston asks Andy innumerable questions.

Series Description
Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style. 

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.
These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book


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Jump-Into-Chapters: Mr.Ball An EGG-cellent Adventure

Mr. Ball is delighted when he takes on a giant fire-breathing bird as his new pet. He is also completely oblivious to that fact that the bird has taken on Mr. Ball as her egg. Hilarity ensues, as throughout, Mr. Ball attempts to train his pet. Finally, Mr. Ball's faithful friends come to his rescue.

Series Description
Harriet Ziefert, Blue Apple’s publisher and founder, was among the pioneers in creating early readers that help kids transition out of being read to and into becoming independent readers. A crucial step in this process is to offer books with more pages and more plot, while retaining a spare word count and text style.

Enter Jump-Into-Chapters, a new series of readers created to fill the gap between picture books and text-heavy chapter books. The first three books in the series have anywhere from 72 to 96 pages, but very few words per page. In short, the page count is longer WITHOUT piling on the words.

These books are designed to fill an important gap in reading materials. It’s important to have books that challenge the new reader to remember what happened more than 80 pages after he/she began. Best of all, each of the books features fresh-and-funny, character-driven stories. Kids will feel like they’ve made some great new friends who reflect their lives and feelings, book after book.

Downloadable activity and discussion materials for kids, parents, and educators are available on the Blue Apple Books website.


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Tony Baroni Loves Macaroni

Here's a good-humored tale for parents whose kids are fixated on a very limited diet, and for kids who want those who feed them to understand their preferences. Tony's just buttered-noodles-and-cheese food obsession inspires his determined mama to bring variety to her son's diet. This familiar parental dilemma is featured in a bright and fun sing-songy rhyme and delicious illustrations.


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¡Hola English! I Say Yes! I Say No!

The bilingual books in the ¡Hola, English! series help teachers and parents guide young children into the “backand-forth” of a conversation. I Say Yes! I Say No! is told entirely in simple dialogue between parents and children. It features familiar nighttime and bedtime rituals.

Description in Spanish
Los libros bilingües en la serie ¡Hola, English! ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo. I Say Yes! I Say No! se cuenta en un dialogo simple entre padres e hijos, contando con rituales familiares hechos en la noche y antes de acostarse.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.
La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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¡Hola English! It's Raining Cats and Frogs

This bilingual series will appeal both to Spanish-speaking ESL students and English-speaking kids who are learning Spanish. It’s Raining Cats and Frogs features plural words and idiomatic expressions. It explores the difference between real and pretend and engages young children in selecting appropriate clothing for wet weather.

Description in Spanish
Esta serie bilingüe será de interés para estudiantes de ESL y también niños que hablan ingles, aprendiendo español. It's Raining Cats and Frogs usa palabras plurales y expresiones idiomáticas, explora la diferencia entre lo real y lo imaginario, y dedica a los niños que seleccionen la ropa mas apropiada para el clima húmedo.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.
La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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Bear in Long Underwear

The star of Bear in Underwear and Bear in Pink Underwear returns in another adventure. It’s wintertime, and Bear and his friends go outside to play in the snow. As Bear sheds his clothes in order to dress his newly-built snowman, he’s left not with his signature tighty-whities, but with LONG underwear. And now, all his pals want cool long underwear of their own. Kids will love Goldman’s bold illustrations, comic sensibility, and the return of the best-selling and always fashion-forward Bear!


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Does a Hippo Go to the Doctor?

Would a wolf lie on an examining table?

What kind of doctor is best for a cat?

Why does a shot hurt?

A first look at healthcare and going to the doctor is explored in this ThinkAbout...title.


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Think About: Does a Seal Smile?

How does a chimp say, "Glad to meet you!"?

Does a coyote give a high five?

Who hugs?

The methods and meanings of how humans and animals communicate via facial expressions and body language are examined.


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It's a Seashell Day

Sunny-as-a-summer-sky rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Kids will learn about a variety of shells and count along with the boy as he totals up his collection, puts his shells away, and then drifts off into a well-earned bedtime. A spread of seashell facts caps off the story.



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Ruckus on the Ranch

When the stallion runs after the mare, he starts a chain reaction as the cowboy, cowgirl, and ranch critters join the chase-around. What’s all the hubbub about? Stallion just wants to play a game with Mare! He didn’t mean to cause such a ruckus! A spread about ranch animals rounds out the book.


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Animal Teachers

How Do Animals Learn To Swim, Fish, Box, Or Build?

In the forest, in the pond, in caves, prairies, and jungles, in all the world's outdoor "classrooms," baby animals are...learning! They are taking lessons on how to be an expert swimmer, alarm-sounder, racer-chaser, or hide-and-seeker. They don't have books, or desks, or computers. But they do have teachers!

With clear, graceful prose and striking illustrations, Animal Teachers showcases the teacher-student dynamic between adult and young animals as they are taught crucial skills needed to handle daily challenges.

An entertaining combination of science and storytelling, this instructive title presents skills that a dozen different young animals have to learn.

Will the animals earn an "A"for their efforts? No!

But a banana or a good hiding place might be even better!


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10 Little Fish

Teachers and parents of ESL students will cheer when they discover the ¡Hola, English! series, as will those seeking to expose English-speaking kids to Spanish. Ten Little Fish combines numbers with simple adjectives (fish above, fish below; seven fish, fast and slow”) and simple verbs (“swim and dive fish, here are five fish”).

Los maestros y los padres de los estudiantes de ESL aplaudirán cuando descubran la serie ¡Hola, English!, perfecta también para aquellos que tratan de exponer a los niños aprendiendo español. Diez pescaditos combina números con adjetivos simples (peces encima, peces abajo; siete peces, rápidos y lentos”) y verbos simples (peces que nadan y saltan; aquí son cinco peces).

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.

La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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You Can't Use your Brain if You're a Jellyfish

Description
This title in the You Can’t… series provides a fun and informative look at brains--insect brains, bird brains, dog and cat brains, monkey brains, and our brains--and how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!

Series Description
The You Can't... books are everyday- and body-centered science books that present kid-centered information and activities with humor, verse, cartoon-style art, and a sense of excitement and fun.


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Sleepy Barker

The ¡Hola, English! series provides children with reasons to talk and things they will want to talk about. In Sleepy Barker, Barker the dog is awakened by one sound after another (howl, hoot, boom) but finally falls asleep after being reassured that mom and dad are there for him.

Description in Spanish
La serie Hola, English! le ofrece a los niños razones para hablar y cosas sobre que van a querer hablar. En Sleepy Barker, el perro Barker es despertado por un sonido después de otro pero finalmente puede dormir después de recibir la seguridad de que mamá y papá están ahí para el.

Series Description
The ¡Hola, English! series is comprised of bilingual books great for both Spanish-speaking children learning English and English-speaking children being exposed to Spanish. These titles help educators and parents guide children into the "back-and-forth" dynamic of conversation in a new language.

La serie ¡Hola, English! está compuesta de libros bilingües excelentes para niños que hablan español para que aprendan ingles y para que los niños que hablan ingles estén expuestos al español. Estos títulos ayudan a padres y educadores que guíen a los niños en una dinámica “adelante y atrás” en conversación en un idioma nuevo.


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The Book That Zack Wrote

This is the frog… that kissed the fox… that chased the pig…that oinked in the book that Zack wrote. A fresh and funny re-telling of “The House That Jack Built” with a rhyming refrain, a kooky cast of characters and comic-style illustrations. Includes a separate composition book for kids to create their own illustrated story.


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Where Does Kitty Go in the Rain?

A little girl steps out into her rainy yard in search of her missing kitten. She discovers a series of charming garden denizens on the way to finding Kitty. After celebrating the glories of a rainy day, the book ends with a heartwarming reunion between girl and cat.


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Lines That Wiggle

Follow the glittery line that runs through this picture book and turns itself into all kinds of things: the waves above an octopus, the veins in a leaf, the wrappings curling around a mummy, and the trapping threads of a spiderweb. Candace Whitman's catchy rhyming text is brought to life by a host of creepy critters from first-time illustrator Steve Wilson.