A sassy, delicious picture-book gem from award-winning author Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Medal winner David Small.
Glamourpuss has it all.
She has style.
She has charm.
And she knows how to strike a pose.
Glamourpuss loves being the center of attention. So when an unwelcome guest (a dog, no less!) steals the spotlight with some tasteless bow-wowing and undignified tail-wagging, Glamourpuss worries that she’s going to fall out of fashion.
Is there room for only one superstar in this mansion? When Glamourpuss makes her most majestic move to find out, the result is pure purrfection.
Woof, A Love Story
A dog is a dog, and a cat is a cat, and most of the time it’s as simple as that. . . . Or is it? What’s a dog to do when he falls in love with the cat next door? This humorous and heartfelt story is about the power of love and the power of music, told through the eyes of a lovelorn dog and the cat he adores.
“This affectionate and funny story is told almost musically, in rhythmic verse by expert storyteller Weeks. Berry’s exuberant collage illustrations spill over the pages, gorgeously chaotic and filled with heart.” SLJ(starred review)
Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth!
Illustrated by Robert Neubecker
Sophie Peterman is here to tell you the truth about babies.
“Weeks has created a feisty, forthright protagonist who lays out the pros and cons of a new brother with delightful tongue-in-cheek detail. The ink and digitally colored illustrations and boldface words in the text perfectly catch the narrative nuances and enhance it with cheeky perspectives and funny touches. Older siblings will laugh at the younger child’s antics and parents will chortle at Sophie’s reactions and perspective in all her righteous truth telling.” – SLJ (starred review)
Catfish Kate and the Sweet Swamp Band
Catfish Kate and her all-girl band liven up the bayou with their rockin’ tunes, but the Skunktail Boys are demanding a little peace and quiet. The boys want to read. The girls want to play. And the swamp’s not big enough for the both of them!
“This rhyming romp emphasizes the importance of compromise. It would be a good jumping-off point for a discussion on conflict resolution as well as just a fun read-aloud.”- SLJ
This fun-loving bunny knows that with a willing cohort, a creative spirit, and a little bit of ingenuity, anything is possible–even on the gloomiest of days. And after the pillow fights and cooking projects and hide-and-seek games and drawing on the bathroom mirrors and zooming and zipping and jumping and running inside, there’s more fun to be had outside. Because when the rain stops, the mud puddles beckon. Splat!
The delightful bunny and mouse duo from Overboard! are back in a mischievous and messy romp that toddlers will adore.
“Williams’ figures are oversized, emphasizing the boldness of their romp, and the inviting design should attract the very young…”
If I Were a Lion
Illustrated by Heather Solomon
“I’m sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She said, ‘You try my patience, child! I do not like it when you’re wild…’” If I Were a Lion is a book for every child who’s ever been sent to the time-out chair — unjustly…or otherwise!
“-tremendous read-aloud possibilities”
Ella, Of Course!
Illustrated by Doug Cushman
When Ella turned five, her grammy sent her a present. It was the most perfect umbrella in the world! So perfect, Ella couldn’t bear to be parted from it. That presented some problems at home, and at school, and especially in ballet class. What will Ella do if she can’t bring her lucky umbrella with her to the dance recital? Never underestimate the power of a little girl’s love – where there’s a will there’s always a way!
“Weeks’ short text
includes lots of repetitive phrases and sound effects that will easily
encourage participation. Cushman adds slapstick humor with double-page
scenes of determined Ella, an Everychild who takes blunders in stride and
finds creative solutions.”
Two eggs, please.
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
At first the only thing the hungry customers at this bustling diner seem to have in common is a desire for “TWO EGGS, PLEASE!” But at the heart of this clever new look at similarities and differences by acclaimed author Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Betsy Lewin is an age-old truth — it’s what’s inside that counts.
“A thoroughly delightful treat for both early readers and young listeners.”
Author’s note: When my youngest son, Natty was in Kinder-garden at PS 87 in Manhattan, he had a wonderfully gifted teacher named Pat Martinez. One day, while visiting the class I saw her do an extraordinary thing. Ms. Martinez had the children sit in a circle on the rug. Then she took two eggs, one white and one brown, placed them in a bowl and passed it around. The children were asked to describe the eggs. Their comments focused on the differences – in color, in size, in shape, in the texture of the shells. Ms. Martinez then cracked the eggs into the bowl and passed that around. Again the children were asked to comment on what they saw. This time they talked about the fact that although the eggs were different on the outside, they were the same on the inside. It was such a simple and effective way of teaching an important social concept to young children that I just knew it had to be a picture book.
Illustrated by David Diaz
A charming story about a sleep-deprived man counting sheep –ovejas. This humorous bilingual tale told in both English and Spanish (including phonetic spelling) cleverly introduces a handful of useful Spanish words to young readers. Perfect for Pre-K and K read alouds.
“The counting concept is clear and easy to follow, and the large figures will show easily for large groups. An attractive sleepytime offering for fluent and new Spanish speakers alike.”
Illustrated by Sam Williams
Look out below! Here’s one little bunny who likes to fling things!
Peaches? Overboard! Splat, splat, splat. Rubber ducky? Overboard! Bye, bye ,bye.
If it’s not tied down, prepare for it to go overboard. And when it’s time for bed, Little Bunny has one more surprise! With a rhythmic rhyming text and adorable artwork, here is a book for every toddler who’s discovered the joys of gravity.
I'm a Pig
Illustrated by Holly Berry
A happy pig proclaims the joys of life in this ode to piggies everywhere. Whether she is oinking at the moon or wallowing in the mud, it’s easy to see why a pig is just the absolutely perfect thing to be!
“A must for those looking for books on self-esteem, and just plain fun for everyone else.”
Illustrated by Ed Briant
A little girl wants to go to the parade but her baby brother, Joe
is in need of his nap. What’s a girl to do? Create her own parade, of course!
“This imaginative book will work well in storytimes.”
My Somebody Special
Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
It is the end of a busy day at school, and one at a time, all of the toddlers have been picked up–all except one, that is. Now the last child sits alone with his teacher, growing more and more anxious as he watches the door, waiting and wondering . . . Will my somebody special ever come for me, too? Any child who has felt worried at the end of a busy day will be comforted by this cozy story.
“Kids will want repeated readings.”
Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash with such gusto that her clothesline ends up holding the dog, a Christmas wreath, a kite, and other odd items. This hilarious tale, complemented by Nadine Bernard Westcott’s lighthearted illustrations, is perfect for reading aloud.
“A storytime must!” – School Library Journal
Featured selection on PBS’s “Between the Lions”
Oh My Gosh, Mrs. McNosh
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
One day as Mrs. McNosh is walking her dog, George, a mischievous little squirrel crosses their path. Suddenly, George breaks free from his leash and wreaks havoc everywhere he goes! How will Mrs. McNosh ever catch him?
“..a perfect recipe for preschool fun.”-School Library Journal
“…sure to tickle the funny bones of adults and children alike.”
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Mrs. McNosh and the Great Big Squash
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Mrs. McNosh is back for more wacky, rhymed fun! This time she’s got an out of control squash on her hands.
“A great choice for giggly story hours.”