How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

How Machines Work: Zoo Break!How Machines Work: Zoo Break!
Written & illustrated by David Macaulay

Award-winning artist David Macaulay introduces readers to his hilarious new creations, Sloth and Sengi, in How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.

Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick Sengi as they try to find their way out of the zoo with the help of machines. Their efforts are brought to life through novelty elements including pop-ups, pull-outs, and lift-the-flaps, allowing readers to explore in greater depth how and why machines work. Spreads highlight the use of simple machines in everyday objects, such as scissors and clocks, mixers and whisks, bikes and brakes, while the story contains clear and simple text to engage the reader.

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.

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!

Lindbergh: The Tale of a Flying Mouse

LindberghWritten & illustrated by Torben Kuhlmann

One small step for a mouse; one giant leap for aviation.

These are dark times… for a small mouse. A new invention – the mechanical mousetrap – has caused all the mice but one to flee to America, the land of the free. But with cats guarding the steamships, trans-Atlantic crossings are no longer safe. In the bleakest of places… the one remaining mouse has a brilliant idea. He must learn to fly!
Debut illustrator Torben Kuhlmann’s inventive tale and stunning illustrations will capture the imagination of readers – young and old – with the death-defying feats of this courageous young mouse.

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