Toys Meet Snow

Toys Meet SnowToys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-Loving Rubber Ball
By Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul Zelinsky

Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic – the toys from the beloved chapter books Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home – are back in a glorious full-color picture book, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins and Caldecott Medal winning illustrator Paul Zelinsky have created a book destined to become a classic.

Children who have loved listening to the Toys trilogy, as well as those meeting the toys for the very first time, will be thrilled to see Lumphy, StingRay, and Plastic venture outdoors to play in the snow. Together the toys build a snowman, make snow angels, and, when day is done, head back inside their cozy house and wait for the return of the Little Girl.

More Caps for Sale

MoreCapsMore Caps for Sale
By Esphyr Slobodkina, with Ann Marie Sayer

The beloved classic Caps for Sale is now celebrating its 75th anniversary with a brand-new sequel featuring the caps peddler and those mischievous monkeys, now with even more monkey business in store!

In Caps for Sale, the peddler woke up from an afternoon nap to discover a tree full of monkeys all wearing his caps. Well, he got his caps back, but the story doesn’t end there!

When More Caps for Sale begins, it is later that same day and the peddler starts his walk home. He does not look back. He does not notice monkeys following him. Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. All in step.

Now they are sitting in the tree in the peddler’s backyard. Those monkeys!

The peddler is about to have another extraordinary adventure. True to their nature, the sixteen monkeys that make up the Caps for Sale troop mimic the peddler, but this time good things just might happen.

Filled with warmth and humor, this easy-to-read book is perfect for early readers and follows the same great folktale tradition as the original Caps for Sale.

Beastly Babies

Beastly BabiesBeastly Babies
By Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

From wriggling chicks to jumpy kangaroos, this hilarious rhyming picture book showcases different kinds of babies, all of which are perfectly, adorably beastly!

“Making mischief, having fun,”

“each is precious, every one.”

“In a knoll, a hole, or nest,”

“Mamas love their babies best.”

In this delightful rhyming read-aloud, author Ellen Jackson and illustrator Brendan Wenzel introduce readers to all sorts of mischievous baby animals and the grown-ups who love them no matter what. Featuring puppies that slobber, kittens who spill, and young gorillas who won’t sit still, this book is sure to resonate with beastly babies of all ages and their exasperated moms and dads, too!

Pancakes, Pancakes!

Pancakes PancakesPancakes, Pancakes!
By Eric Carle

This brand-new edition of Eric Carle’s beloved classic now comes with a CD narrated by award-winning actor Stanley Tucci!

The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the hen, milk from the cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?

With his trademark collage illustrations and lively text, Eric Carle has created a mouthwatering tale for young readers that s now available as a book & CD narrated by Stanley Tucci!

Meet the Little Prince

Meet the Little PrinceMeet the Little Prince
By Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Hello, I am the Little Prince.

Bonjour, je suis le Petit Prince.

Meet the Little Prince and read about his tiny planet in both English and French! This classic, beloved tale is re-imagined as a beautiful, padded board book, with original illustrations and a playful, sweet design.

R is for Rocket: An ABC Book

R is for RocketBy Tad Hill

Learn the ABCs with Rocket, the dog who inspires kids to read and write! This irresistible alphabet book from the creator of the New York Times bestsellers How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story is sure to appeal to kids, parents, teachers, and librarians.

From finding acorns, to balancing on a ball, to offering a cookie and a crayon to a crow, readers will love exploring the wonderful world of Rocket and his friends. The whole cast is featured, among them the little yellow bird, the owl, Bella the squirrel, and more. Even Goose from the beloved and bestselling Duck & Goose books makes a cameo appearance! With charming and delightful scenes for every letter, here’s an ode to the wondrous, mighty, gorgeous alphabet.

Take off the dust jacket to find a fun alphabet poster printed on the inside!

I Will Take a Nap!

I Will Take a NapBy Mo Willems

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.

Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In I Will Take a Nap! Gerald is tired and cranky. Will Piggie be in his dreams? Or will she keep Gerald from dreaming at all?

By Mouse & Frog

By Mouse and FrogBy Deborah Freedman – a Connecticut author!

A spritely read-aloud about the challenges and joys of collaboration.

Fastidious Mouse has one idea about how to tell a story. Free-spirited Frog has another. What happens when Frog crashes into Mouse’s story with some wild ideas? Chaos!…followed by the discovery that working together means being willing to compromise and that listening to one another can lead to the most beautiful stories of all.

In her best book yet, the visionary creator of Blue Chicken and The Story of Fish and Snail has crafted another subtle, clever book-about-books that’s also a delightfully entertaining story featuring adorable characters who will win readers’ hearts.

A B See

AB SeeA sumptuously illustrated, graphic alphabet book features engaging search-and-find activities that invite children to find hidden objects corresponding with each letter on intricately detailed spreads.

In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

InMyHeartIn My Heart: A Book of Feelings
By Jo Witek, illustrated by Christine Roussey

“Sometimes my heart feels like a big yellow star, shiny and bright.”

“I smile from ear to ear and twirl around so fast.”

“I feel as if I could take off into the sky.”

“This is when my heart is happy.”

Happiness, sadness, bravery, anger, shyness… our hearts can feel so many feelings! Some make us feel as light as a balloon, others as heavy as an elephant. In My Heart explores a full range of emotions, describing how they feel physically, inside. With language that is lyrical but also direct, toddlers will be empowered by this new vocabulary and able to practice articulating and identifying their own emotions. With whimsical illustrations and an irresistible die-cut heart that extends through each spread, this unique feelings book is gorgeously packaged.