The San Antonio Public Library's Little Read Wagon early literacy training (for those who work with children five and younger) is fun, FREE, and always about early literacy! For the 2018-19 school year we will offer two workshop topics:"Early Literacy Basics"especially for new teachers, and "Why? Using non-fiction in early childhood settings." Click on the workshop title for registration information.
A Lion Is a Lion by Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)Is a lion still a lion if he wears a hat? With whimsical illustrations and a nod to earlier classics, Polly Dunbar celebrates the shrewd mind of a child -- and the power of saying no. Is a lion still a lion . . . if he skips down the street singing "Hoobie-doobie-doo"? Dapper in his hat and flourishing a cane, a very large lion invites himself inside, inquires about Auntie Sue, and spins the two children of the house around the room in a silly dance. He doesn't mind at all if they invite him to lunch, where he gobbles up all his greens and devours the plate, too. When he leans in to ask for dessert, his sharp teeth gleam oh so pearly white, and it seems very possible that he may just bite. . . . Surely it's time to go-go-go -- until, that is, the brave little girl finds her voice in a most satisfying way. The Cat in the Hat meets Pierre meets The Tiger Who Came to Tea in this rollicking story with an exhilarating ending.
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)With its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss. When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel like chatting. The bear thinks Taylor should get angry, but that's not quite right either. One by one, the animals try to tell Taylor how to process this loss, and one by one they fail. Then the rabbit arrives. All the rabbit does is listen, which is just what Taylor needs. Whether read in the wake of tragedy or as a primer for comforting others, this is a deeply moving and unforgettable story sure to soothe heartache of all sizes.
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
I Am a Cat by Galia BernsteinA simple housecat named Simon encounters some bigger cats: Lion, Puma, Panther, Tiger, and Cheetah. Each of the big cats has something to say about Simon not being "cat" enough. According to them, he just doesn't measure up. He doesn't have Lion's mane or Cheetah's spots. He doesn't sleep in trees like Panther or climb mountains like Puma. He's small and fuzzy, not big and strong. But ultimately, Simon shows the big cats that he's just like them . . . only smaller. A celebration of both individuality and community, I Am a Cat is a strong debut that shows we're all more alike than we think . . . if we look closely enough.
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
I Have a Balloon by Ariel Bernstein; Scott Magoon (Illustrator)"This tightly paced narrative soars." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "An owl and a monkey confront jealousy, the fickleness of want, and the influence of other perspectives in this high-energy story." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A definite purchase that will be checked out again and again." --School Library Journal Owl has a balloon. Monkey does not. What will happen next? Hint: this is not a book about sharing. Owl has a red balloon. Monkey does not. "That red balloon matches my shiny red tie," says Monkey. "I'd look fancy walking to school with a shiny red balloon. The only thing I've ever wanted, since right now, is a shiny, big red balloon. It would make me SO HAPPY!" But Owl does not want to give it to him. So Monkey tries to find something that Owl wants: a teddy bear, a robot, a picture of TEN balloons. Owl does not want any of these things. But then, Monkey offers him...a sock! Hmmmmm...Owl is intrigued. Will he trade his shiny red balloon with Monkey?
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
Wake Up! by Helen Frost; Rick Lieder (Illustrator)The world is wide awake -- are you? Stunning photos and poetic text usher readers into the early moments of life all around them. Wake up! Come out and explore all the new creatures being born -- just-hatched birds in the trees, tadpoles in the pond, a baby fawn in the woods. In their latest collaboration, poet Helen Frost and photographer Rick Lieder, the creators of Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun, and Among a Thousand Fireflies, invite readers to wake up, open their eyes, and see the awe-inspiring array of new life just outside their door.
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Which Is Round? Which Is Bigger? by Mineko Mamada (Illustrator)On the first two-page spread of this deceptively simple picture book, the text asks, ?Which one is round? There are two straightforward drawings showing the choices: an apple or an armadillo. For the child who understands what round means, that's an easy one --- the apple is round. Until you turn to the next spread. There you'll see that the same question is asked, ?Which one is round? What do you think? But this time, the apple has been eaten down to its (unround) core, and the armadillo is asleep, curled into a (round) ball. Surprise! Though the objects being featured are the same, the answer to the question has now changed. This interactive concept book, written and illustrated by Mineko Mamada, contains six such pairs, illustrated with appealing, unfussy colored drawings. For each pair, children are asked to compare them based on their shape, size, height, speed or color. As with the apple and the armadillo, at first the answer to the question seems obvious, but then a turn of the page provides an unexpected twist. Young children get drawn in, first to figure out the easier answer, then to laugh when they discover the new way of looking at things. This is a unique, innovative approach to the popular concept of comparatives. It's a terrific tool for promoting school readiness with preschoolers in areas such as observation, critical thinking and creativity. But with its playful spirit, young children will just see it as a lot of fun!
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Illustrator)A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011! A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist. The bear's hat is gone, and he wants it back. Patiently and politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no, some more elaborately than others. But just as the bear begins to despond, a deer comes by and asks a simple question that sparks the bear's memory and renews his search with a vengeance. Told completely in dialogue, this delicious take on the classic repetitive tale plays out in sly illustrations laced with visual humor-- and winks at the reader with a wry irreverence that will have kids of all ages thrilled to be in on the joke.
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Play This Book by Jessica Young; Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and "play" with the book. To start our show we need a band--maybeyoucan lend a hand! There are lots of ways little hands can make music. Each page of this interactive book invites readers to strum the guitar, slide the trombone, crash the cymbals, and more--no instruments required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of instruments waiting to share their sounds. The only thing this band needs is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, andPlay This Book! Pair withPet This Book, another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!
Publication Date: 2018-05-22
There's a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher; Greg Abbott (Illustrator)Shake, wiggle, and tickle the monster out of this book--an interactive bedtime read-aloud by a YouTube star, musician, and children's book author! With the irresistible pull of Hervé Tullet's Press Here and the charm of The Monster at the End of This Book, Tom Fletcher's inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That's right! He's out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!! The co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped series has created a monster that readers will fall in love with--and want to play with--again and again! It will get your own little monster tuckered out and snuggled in! Tom Fletcher has a huge social-media presence, with over a million followers on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. His videos "Buzz and the Dandelions" and "My Wedding Speech" went viral and have been viewed tens of millions of times all over the world. "Playful, engaging, and full of opportunities for empathy--a raucous storytime hit." --Kirkus Reviews
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
The Cat Book by Silvia Borando (Illustrator)Whatever the species, your new companion animal needs your help -- and these interactive books will have you smiling as you comply. Who's that, curled in a ball? Call out his name to wake him! Now turn the page and see him give a big stretch, waiting for you to pat him. Purr, purr, purr. Aww. But what's that? Fleas! Quick, squish them with your finger! As this pampered cat's day progresses, readers will have their hands full, acting as umbrella and towel and even clapping their hands loudly to save a bird . . . oh no!
Publication Date: 2017-04-25
Good Morning Yoga by Mariam Gates; Sarah Jane Hinder (Illustrator)Calm and awake, "I can do this!" is all I need to say. A deep breath in, a long breath out-- I am ready for the day! This "wake up" story is so much more than a story. It's a practice for kids and parents to greet the morning with joy and embark on their daily adventures with intention and confidence. Turn the page and reach up to the sky, press your feet into the earth, and get ready for a great day!
Publication Date: 2016-03-01
I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison (Text by); Frank Morrison (Illustrator)On a simple trip to the park, the joy of music overtakes a mother and daughter. The little girl hears a rhythm coming from the world around her- from butterflies, to street performers, to ice cream sellers everything is musical! She sniffs, snaps, and shakes her way into the heart of the beat, finally busting out in an impromptu dance, which all the kids join in on! Award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison and Connie Schofield-Morrison, capture the beat of the street, to create a rollicking read that will get any kid in the mood to boogie.
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
You Are a Lion! by Taeeun Yoo (Illustrator)With simple instructions and bright, clear illustrations, award-winning artist Taeeun Yoo invites children to enjoy yoga by assuming playful animal poses. And she sparks their imagination further by encouraging them to pretend to be the animal - to flutter like a butterfly, hiss like a snake, roar like a lion and more. Yoga is great for kids because it promotes flexibility and focus - and it's relaxing good fun! The charming pictures of children and animals and the lyrical text make this gentle introduction to yoga a book to be treasured.
Publication Date: 2012-03-15
The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long (Illustrator)Put your right hand in,Put your right hand out,Put your right hand in,And wave it all about,Hop the Croakey PokeyAs flies buzz all around,Right in the froggy's mouth!Don't miss the froggy fun in this hopping and bopping version of a favorite traditional song and game.
Singing in the Rain by Tim Hopgood (Illustrator)I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, Oh, what a glorious feeling! Spring calls in this classic Broadway number, brought to life in a beautiful picture book--perfect for sharing! Jump in puddles, raise umbrellas, and dance with joy through the pages of this visual story. With colorful, springy scenes and the familiar lyrics, this is a beautiful, gift-worthy, feel-good read-aloud.
Publication Date: 2017-10-17
Old MacDonald's Things That Go by Jane Clarke; Migy Blanco (Illustrator)Old MacDonald's farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens, and horses, but what he really loves is his colossal collection of vehicles! From bicycles, tractors, and buses to boats, fire engines, and airplanes, there are lots of things that go on Old MacDonald's farm. And the animals love to join in with the fun, too. Perfect for anyone who loves farmyard animals and vehicles.
Publication Date: 2017-04-11
The Parrot Song by Édouard ManceauIs there anything more satisfying for a child than repeating every word their parents say, just like a parrot? Here they can do exactly that, along with three adorable little parrots. Each new page of this joyful book offers children the fun of repeating the line that was just read on the previous page and then discovering a new line that completes the rhyme. Just like the catchy sentences, the colorful graphic shapes appear, reappear, evolve, and transform to create an unexpected adventure full of funny effects. A final surprise brings young readers right back to the beginning, ready for another round of parrot-like repetitions.
Publication Date: 2017-06-20
Bug Bear by Patricia Hegarty; Carmen Saldana (Illustrator)Just as Bear is falling asleep, a small bug lands on his nose and won't go away. Bear tries everything he can to get rid of the bug, but the pesky bug just won't leave him alone! Then Owl offers to help. Could the clever bird have the perfect solution?
Publication Date: 2017-03-01
Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus (Illustrator)From celebrated author-illustrator Kurt Cyrus comes a playful and whimsical picture book that celebrates the excitement and anticipation of a soon-to-be-born baby. It's springtime, and the pond is bursting with new life. There are beaver pups, heron hatchlings, and lots and lots of ducklings. Everyone is out and about, swimming, flapping, chirping, and quacking--except for one family of geese. When, oh when, will their last little one break on out and join the waiting world?
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
Hooray for Birds! by Lucy CousinsIn an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds. Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster's "cock-a-doodle-doo" at dawn to the owl's nighttime "tuwit, tuwoo," the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.
Publication Date: 2017-03-28
I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin; James Dean (Illustrator)Don't miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series! Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes! But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects--kids love to interact with the story. The fun never stops--download the free groovin' song. And don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, and Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
This Is a Ball by Beck Stanton; Matt StantonFor the giggling masses who love Hervé Tullet's Press Here, BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures, and Bill Cotter's Don't Push the Button comes an interactive new series! The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time together. Book 2, This Is a Ball, is a boldly absurd spin-off of concept books, and an audaciously contrarian invitation for readers to practice deadpan delivery: after all, the picture on the cover clearly shows a cube, not a ball. The page that declares a princess is flying a kite at the beach shows an alien holding a balloon in a city...and on and on. What is WRONG with this silly book? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.
Publication Date: 2017-06-13
Polar Bear's Underwear by Tupera TuperaPolar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's--see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And so the search continues, with every page revealing an animal in eye-popping undies. This laugh-out-loud, one-of-a-kind novelty book from Japanese design talents tupera tupera will surprise and amuse children and their parents, all while affirming the importance of putting on your underwear.
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. NovakYou might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas (Illustrator)Chicken has some unexpected and exuberant cow visitors who have exciting plans for jumping, dancing, and wiggling on his teeny-tiny couch, and Chicken is none too happy about it. That is until the fun concludes with a quiet, cozy and delicious nap for all!
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Bark, George by Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)From acclaimed author-illustrator Jules Feiffer, Bark, George is a hilarious, subversive story about a dog who can't . . . bark! This picture book geared for the youngest readers is perfect for those who love Mo Willems's Pigeon series. When George's mother tells her son to bark, George goes "Meow," which definitely isn't right because George is a dog. When she asks him again, he goes "Oink." What's going on with George? Readers will delight at the surprise ending!
Publication Date: 1999-06-03
Can't Catch Me! by Timothy Knapman; Simona Ciraolo (Illustrator)A cheeky tale follows a speedy mouse as he taunts a progression of hungry animals -- with a wickedly funny final twist. "I'm the fastest mouse in the world!" Jake claims. "I'm like the wind. I am faster than lightning!" But will speed alone keep boastful Jake from being caught by a cat, a fox, a wolf, or a bear? "Can't catch me!" he shouts. Well, clever Old Tom Cat will just have to see about that. . . . Expressive and energetic illustrations pair with a fun cumulative text in a mischievous story that begs to be read aloud.
Publication Date: 2017-11-07
A Perfect Day by Lane Smith (Illustrator)Today is a perfect day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel. Cat is lounging among the daffodils. Dog is sitting in the wading pool, deep in the cool water. Chickadee is eating fresh seed from the birdfeeder. Squirrel is munching on his very own corncob. Today is aperfectday in Bert's backyard. Until Bear comes along, that is. Bear crushes the daffodils, drinks the pool water, and happily gobbles up the birdseed and corncob. Todaywasa perfect day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel. Now, it's just a perfect day for Bear. Lane Smith uses perfect pacing and vibrant illustrations to emphasize the power of perspective in this hilarious picture book about the goings-on in Bert's backyard. This book has Common Core connections. An NPR Best Book of 2017 A 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book
Publication Date: 2017-02-14
Hooray for Hat! by Brian WonElephant wakes up grumpy--untilding, dong! What's in the surprise box at the front door? A hat! HOORAY FOR HAT! Elephant marches off to show Zebra, but Zebra is having a grumpy day, too--until Elephant shares his new hat and cheers up his friend. Off they march to show Turtle! The parade continues as every animal brightens the day of a grumpy friend. An irresistible celebration of friendship, sharing, and fabulous hats.
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
Little Mouse's Big Secret by Éric BattutShh...! Little Mouse has a secret! He's found a delicious-looking apple and doesn't want to share a bite. So he buries it, and no matter how many of his friends ask what he hid, Little Mouse won't tell. But when a tree sprouts from the seeds of the fruit, there are enough apples for everyone-and Little Mouse realizes some secrets are even better when they're shared. Award-winning illustrator #65533;ric Battut has created a charming picture book that will delight-and teach-children.
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
This Little Chick by John Lawrence (Illustrator)Who says a little chick can’t make big, loud animal noises? Most little chicks barely make a peep, but not this little chick! While his brothers and sisters nestle close to their mother hen, this little chick struts off on his own to make some new friends in the farmyard. And he has a wonderful time of it - sliding off the back of a shiny pink pig, hopping along with frogs, skipping with a flock of frisky sheep, and imitating all the sounds these animals make. Full of playful detail, John Lawrence’s bold, energetic engravings will keep toddlers smiling, long after the oinking, mooing, baaing, and quacking are over.
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
Trashy Town by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman; Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator); David ClemeshaI dump it in I smash it down I drive around the trashy town Meet Mr. Gilly. He cleans up Trashy Town. He does it with a big smile and a big truck--which is sure to make him a hero with all the children in the neighborhood. David Clemesha and Andrea Zimmerman have created a rhythmic, repeatable refrain that will roll off the lips of every child. Dan Yaccarino's dynamic art puts the zip in Mr. Gilly's stride and adds style and charm to trash collection. 2000 Notable Children's Books (ALA)
Publication Date: 1999-02-27
Monkey and Me by Emily Gravett (Illustrator)Monkey and me, Monkey and me, Monkey and me, We went to see... A little girl and her toy monkey love imitating different animals, everything from jumping like kangaroos to waddling like penguins! Open this book and play along with them. Can you guess what animal they are now?
Publication Date: 2008-03-04
Animals by Rebecca RissmanThis amazing book utilizes real-size photographs to teach young learners about different animals. Instead of using words alone to explain the appearance and size of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds, this book conveys information about scale and proportion with accurately-sized photographs. Simple, leveled text helps readers access this information and build vocabulary.
Publication Date: 2013-07-01
Full of Fall by April Pulley SayreDiscover the magic--and the science--behind fall leaves with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll and Best in Snow. With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre explores the transformation trees undergo in fall. The book takes readers through the leaves' initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of the leaves, and the leaves crumbling as winter approaches. Extensive back matter explains the science behind this process to the youngest of budding scientists.
Birthday by Julie MurrayEvery kid's favorite day is his or her own birthday. It's a special day to celebrate with family and friends. This title covers what each child might experience on this exciting day. Complete with simple text and colorful photographs. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids Junior is an imprint of Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO.
Publication Date: 2018-01-01
A Beetle is shy by Dianna Hutts Aston; Sylvia Long (Illustrator)The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched and visually striking book is perfect for sparking children's imaginations in both classroom reading circles and home libraries.
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy RathmannFor a short time, this new larger edition includes a print signed by Peggy Rathmann! It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the keys in his hand and the mischievous grin? Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp. The new generous trim size of every toddler's favorite book is even easier to share. With a warm, funny author's note highlighting how much this book has meant to kids and families since it was first published and some clever new details hidden in the illustrations, Good Night, Gorilla is the perfect gift for new babies as well as fans young and old.
Publication Date: 1994-04-13
Flashlight by Lizi BoydInside a tent it's cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem--like the flashlight beam itself--reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.
Publication Date: 2014-08-12
Animal ABC by Marcus PfisterI can blend-in with a leaf or tree--changing colors, so you can't see me! Marcus Pfister's playful rhymes highlight the distinctive features of each animal--from alligator to zebra--allowing little listeners to guess the name of each animal. Pfister's bold, colorful illustrations capture each critter in all of their glory and name the animal in bold letters so children can see if their guesses were correct--a ferociously fun way to learn about the alphabet and animals. * A basic concept book with Pfister's identifiable style. * Read-aloud rhymes that make learning your letters fun! * Pfister is the bestselling author of the Rainbow Fish series.
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Backseat A-B-See by Maria van LieshoutVroom! Vroom! From the backseat, what do you see? Whether on a cross-country road trip or a quick jaunt across town, there's no end to what a child can see from the backseat of a car. Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones not just to the alphabet but also to the world around them. Equally perfect for transportation-obsessed children and those just learning to read, this fresh and dynamic picture book will entertain and educate at home, in the classroom, and on the go.
Publication Date: 2012-04-11
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin; John Archambault; Lois Ehlert (Illustrator)In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.
Publication Date: 1989-10-01
Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming (Illustrator)Kids are often told to sit still and be quiet. But Denise Fleming encourages them to shout, shout it out! By taking basic learning concepts like numbers, letters, and colors and putting them on display, she asks kids to shout out what they know-and her readers will be happy to oblige. With bold colors and her unique handmade paper art, Denise Fleming makes learning into a game. Long-time fans and sharp-eyed newcomers will be happy to see that Mouse returns on every page, shouting along with the crowd!
Publication Date: 2011-03-29
Everybunny Count! by Ellie Sandall (Illustrator)Bunnies and foxes learn to count as they play hide-and-seek in this delightful picture book from the author of Everybunny Dance! and Follow Me!, which School Library Journal called "a winsome selection suitable for storytime." Take your places, everyone. Ready or not, here we come! The search for fox has just begun. Everybunny count to ONE! Bunnies play hide-and-seek and count together in this bright, colorful picture book that explores the natural world and celebrates friendship and one of the most beloved early childhood games. But that's not all. There's a special surprise awaiting the bunnies when they take a peek inside fox's den!
Found Dogs by Erica Sirotich (Illustrator)For fans of Sandra Boynton's Doggies and Karent Katz's Counting Kisses, this adorable rhyming and counting book tallies up all the dogs at the shelter, and then counts backward as the pups are adopted--a perfect fit for every preschooler's library. Babies and toddlers will delight in counting up each wriggly, wraggly rescue pup and then counting back down as each doggie is adopted. A bright, bouncy rhyme, jubilant art, and scads of adorable dogs will have wee ones giggling for more. These patient pound dogs. Now they're family! Found dogs.
Publication Date: 2017-07-18
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by John Micklos; Clive McFarland (Illustrator)This playful counting book shares the colorful highlights of the four seasons in charming illustrations. a Count your way through the seasons! In spring, the tree's leaves appear, one by one. By summer, there's a glorious canopy. And when autumn winds blow, leaves fly from the tree, one after another, leading us into winter. There's a world of activity to spy in and around this beautiful tree as the wild creatures, and one little boy, celebrate the cycles of nature. As little ones count leaves, look for animals, and enjoy the changing seasonal landscape, bouncy rhymes and bold illustrations make learning to count easy-corresponding numerals reinforcing the learning fun.
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears by Jane Brocket (Photographer)With this series, British blogger and crafter Jane Brocket brings the qualities for which she is known--vivid colors, beautiful photographs, and engaging writing--to children's books. Her fresh approach to basic concepts will delight young children, parents, librarians, and teachers.
Publication Date: 2013-01-10
Dig, Dump, Roll by Sally Sutton; Brian Lovelock (Illustrator)Wham-a-hammer, bam-a-slamma! The construction crew is back -- but what are they building this time? Crash-a-rumble! Smash-a-grumble! What's at work? Here's a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Coming through! Diggers, dump trucks, rollers, and more -- it takes a lot of big, noisy machines to build a school! Every young child who has ever gawked at a building site will gravitate to this exciting new entry in the kid-pleasing Construction Crew series.
Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson; John-Francis Bourke (Illustrator, Photographer)Hands can do all kinds of things! A rhyming text with eye-catching color photos offers just the encouragement young children need to explore their world -- hands on. Hands can hold things. Hands can mold things. Hands can catch and hands can throw. Hands can do much more, of course - wave hello and goodbye, play peekaboo, touch things, clap, even tie a shoe. For the very young, hands are a never-ending source of discovery and a means of mastery in an ever-unfolding world. With singsong rhythm, simple design, and alluring color photos of toddlers, HANDS CAN invites the littlest readers to discover the many things hands can do.