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10 APPLES UP ON TOP

10 APPLES UP ON TOP

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Illus. in color. A beginning Beginner Book, this ingenious story uses a
vocabulary of only 75 different words. "A hilarious story in rhyme about a
number of animals who could carry 10 apples on their heads."-- "Elementary
English.
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10 HIDDEN HEROES

10 HIDDEN HEROES

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2022 Christopher Award Winner - Books for Young People

"I can't wait to share 10 Hidden Heroes with the kids in my life!" -Jennifer Garner, actress and producer

10 Hidden Heroes

helps children develop counting skills while learning ways to make the world a better place.

In this fun-filled and inspiring seek-and-find book, New York Times bestselling author Mark K. Shriver highlights the various ways children and adults can be real-life heroes in their everyday lives. Little ones learn to count the individual heroes who shine a light on the importance of helping others whether it's through teaching, caring for animals, protecting the environment, or keeping others from harm. Adults who read along can help their children make connections to the unseen acts of compassion that occur in their very own neighborhoods.

Illustrated with colorful drawings by Laura Watson, 10 Hidden Heroes proves that acts of kindness and generosity can be found all around us. We just need to know where to look.

Join the search!

5 MIN SPIDER MAN STORIES

5 MIN SPIDER MAN STORIES

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New York's favorite spider Super Hero is back to battle his biggest villains yet!
Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making great quick reads. This treasury not only contains old favorites, such as Peter Parker's origin story, but also new friends like Miles Morales.
With action-packed full-page and spot illustrations, Spider-Man's 5-minute Stories are perfect before bedtime, on the go, or any time of day!
5 More Sleeps ‘til Halloween

5 More Sleeps ‘til Halloween

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Host of NBC's The Tonight Show and #1 New York Times-bestselling author Jimmy Fallon returns with this exciting countdown to Halloween picture book.

It's 5 more sleeps 'til Halloween!
That spooky time of year.
Where all of the ghosts are wide awake
As nighttime's drawing near.

The excitement leading up to spooky season has been enjoyed by so many for so long. Filled with costumes, candy, and big scares! But why not make the last few days before Halloween even more exciting by counting how many sleeps until trick-or-treat night?

Paired with the eerie artwork of Rich Deas, fans will enjoy the humor of Jimmy Fallon as he prepares readers for the most spinetingling week of the year--5 More Sleeps 'til Halloween.

5-MINUTE DISNEY JUNIOR MICKEY

5-MINUTE DISNEY JUNIOR MICKEY

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Join Mickey Mouse and his friends in this fun collection of stories that include adventures from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Mickey and the Roadster Races, and Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures that are each the perfect length for reading aloud in five minutes.

Fight supervillains, follow ponies that look like unicorns, take a trip to the Land of Fairytales and more in this brand new collection. Each story is designed to be read aloud in five minutes, so you can squeeze in a quick storytime or make it a long leisurely read with your little one.

Complete your collection with other best-selling fan favorites in this 5-minute format!

  • 5-Minute Disney Princess Stories
  • 5-Minute Snuggle Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Pixar Stories
  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Bunnies Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Junior Stories
  • 5-Minute Sleepy Time Stories
  • And much more!
  • 5-MINUTE MARVEL STORIES

    5-MINUTE MARVEL STORIES

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    An exciting collection of 12 stories featuring favorite super heroes that can each be read aloud in 5 minutes!

    Heroes. Legends. Protectors! This padded storybook collection features 12 stories: Ms. Marvel and Captain Marvel join forces to defeat a dangerous foe, Kate Bishop proves there's room for two Hawkeyes, Jane Foster wields Thor's hammer, and more! Each action-packed adventure paired with colorful illustrations on every page--featuring Marvel's newest heroes and fan favorites--can be read aloud in just five minutes. Perfect for cuddle time, bedtime, or anytime!

    Team up with your favorite super heroes to save the universe!

    For more short-form action and adventure stories, check out these Marvel collections:

  • Marvel Storybook Collection
  • 5-Minute Marvel Stories - 2019 edition!
  • The Avengers Storybook Collection
  • 5-Minute Spider-Man Stories
  • Spider-Man Storybook Collection
  • 5-Minute Nature Stories

    5-Minute Nature Stories

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    Inspired by the hugely bestselling 5-Minutes Stories collections, children's author Gabby Dawnay and illustrator Mona K present 10 read-aloud stories that invite young nature lovers to celebrate the everyday miracles in a woodland with 5-Minute Nature Stories.

    Down by the meadow that blows wild and free,
    There's a world full of wonders I want you to see . . .

    Written in engaging rhyming text, each real-life tale in this 10-story collection introduces one of nature's wonders. And at the end of each story, children are invited to explore an informative "All About" page to discover more facts on the topic. Stories include:

  • The Mystery of a Mushroom
  • The Woodwide Web
  • The Song of the Deer
  • The Flight of the Blackbirds
  • The Magical Metamorphosis of Frogs
  • The Hidden Great Horned Owl
  • The Stag Beetle's Seven-Year Feast
  • The Dance of the Honeybee
  • The Little Rabbit and the Green Machine
  • The Moth and the Moon

  • These make perfect bedtime stories for kids with curious minds!

    5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back

    5-Minute Star Wars Stories Strike Back

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    A collection of twelve action-packed retellings that span the Star Wars saga--including tales from Star Wars: The Last Jedi!


    These exciting stories can each be read in just five minutes--perfect for galactic adventures at lightspeed!


    Complete your 5-Minute Collections with these best-selling favorites!

  • 5-Minute Disney Christmas Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Halloween Stories
  • 5-Minute Girl Power Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Junior Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Classic Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Snuggle Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Pixar Stories
  • 5-Minute Star Wars Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Princess Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Under the Water Stories
  • 5-Minute Winnie the Pooh Stories
  • 5-Minute Disney Sleepy Time Stories
  • 5-Minute Marvel Stories
  • AND MORE!
  • A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

    A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree

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    Beloved by babies and toddlers: A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree is now available in a full-length board book edition with rounded edges.

    "Delightful . . . if you read only ONE bear-related picture book this year, let it be this one. . . . The ultimate read aloud to large groups as well as one on one lapsits." --Betsy Bird, A Fuse #8 Production, School Library Journal

    Just in time for the publication of the second book in the Bear, Bee series comes a generously-sized board book version of A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree. When a hungry, fuzzy brown bear and a fuzzy yellow bee come face to face, everybody's abuzz! Award-winning author Daniel Bernstrom and critically acclaimed illustrator Brandon James Scott have created a rowdy, rhythmic read-aloud that's perfect for babies and toddlers. This epic chase story features Bernstrom's simple language, alliterative wordplay and verbal pizzazz. And Brandon James Scott's expressive characters jump off the pages. A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree has the kind of high-energy and uninhibited playfulness that will have little kids following the action, making their own bear and bee sounds, and noticing first words that are all carefully placed with corresponding images. A wonderful romp and a splendid introduction to visual literacy.

    A Friend for Eddy

    A Friend for Eddy

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    When Eddy the goldfish takes a leap of faith to be closer to his new friends, his perspective of the world widens in unexpected ways. A funny story about building empathy and making connections, for fans of LeUyen Pham, Dan Santat, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, and Michael Hall.

    Eddy is a lonely goldfish stuck inside his fishbowl. He would love to have a friend to swim and play and blow bubbles with. Soon, on the other side of the glass, he spies not one but two new friends. After days of playing games together, Eddy leaps out of his bowl to be closer to them. And that's when he realizes that his two friends are really the inquisitive eyes of A CAT! Oh, no! Luckily for Eddy, friendship can be found in unexpected places.

    A Friend for Eddy is funny and suspenseful, and observant readers will delight in seeing Eddy's mistake before he does. Ann Kim Ha's clever, bold illustrations will hold the attention of the youngest children, making A Friend for Eddy a wonderful choice for bedtime and story-time sharing.

    A Map for Falasteen

    A Map for Falasteen

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    A young Palestinian girl living in diaspora struggles to find her homeland on a map in this gentle and heartfelt picture book.

    At school, Falasteen and her classmates are tasked with finding their families' home countries on a map, but no matter how hard she looks, Falasteen can't find Palestine.

    Can a place exist if it's not on a map? Confused, Falasteen turns to her family for answers. Her grandfather, grandmother, and Mama encourage her to see their homeland from a different perspective, and each of their stories helps her understand her people's history and her own place in the world.

    Filled with beautiful, inspiring illustrations and thoughtful back matter that outlines key terms and historical moments, this is a story of family, resilience and home always being where the heart is.

    A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse

    A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse

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    A reimagined edition of A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse--the classic picture book by a legendary author and a beloved illustrator, about a girl and her mother, with themes of growing up, dreams, and letting go.

    A girl declares all the things she'll do for her mother when she is all grown up--from climbing mountains and swimming across oceans, to picking the pinkest rose, to building the biggest bridge and a castle for her mother to live in, to taming a wild black horse for her mother to ride--ending with the friend she will bring her mother to keep her company while she travels the world.

    Originally published in 1964, A Rose, a Bridge, and a Wild Black Horse is a beloved picture book by renowned children's book author Charlotte Zolotow, reenvisioned by her daughter, celebrated author Crescent Dragonwagon, and illustrated by award-winning artist Julie Morstad.

    The book includes an afterword by Crescent Dragonwagon about her mother and this special edition of their book.

    A Steminist Force

    A Steminist Force

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    Laura W. Carter's A Steminist Force is a valuable resource for promoting girl power and encouraging young girls to explore STEM subjects fearlessly, featuring illustrations by Anna Doherty.

    We are girls as bright as fire!
    We're a STEMINIST brigade.
    Leaving blazing trails behind us
    On our groundbreaking crusade.

    Written in rhyme with young girls in mind, A Steminist Force is a rallying cry of rhythmic prose that celebrates female contributions in STEM fields across the world and throughout history. From mathematicians to meteorologists, from architects to astronauts, this book celebrates pioneering women's contributions to STEM fields across the world.

    With backmatter detailing each woman's individual contributions to her field, this colorful picture book is the perfect classroom or living room tool to introduce children to remarkable women in STEM history and to encourage girls to continue exploring STEM subjects in their own education.

    A Sundae with Everything on It

    A Sundae with Everything on It

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    Calling all fans of Andy J. Pizza's Creative Pep Talk podcast and Kyle Scheele's TikTok! The laugh-out-loud creators ofA Pizza with Everything on It have stirred up yet another deliciously hilarious picture book adventure that will melt your heart!

    Embark on a quest for dessert that is truly out-of-this-world in this deliciously funny family adventure tale. Sure, it's hard to find a bowl big enough for an asteroid-size scoop of ice cream, but when your mom is a quantum physicist who also happens to be the inventor of a space-time travel device, the sweet taste of success is all but guaranteed. Get ready for a joyride around the Spooniverse as this mom and son duo embark on an inter-dimensional quest for the perfect dessert!

    TIMELESS QUALITY: A classic family bonding moment--wanting dessert--leads to a memorable mother-son adventure with a heartwarming and satisfying ending that will ensure countless rereads.

    FOOD-THEMED HILARITY: This funny children's book is for fans of food-themed classics like Green Eggs and Ham, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

    ELEMENT OF CHAOS: For anyone who loves books that celebrate the absurd and chaotic, like Dragons Love Tacos or Llama Destroys the World, the escalating silliness is literally out of this world!

    MOTHER'S DAY GIFTING: This heartwarming and hilarious portrait of a memorable mother-son bonding experience is the perfect way to show appreciation for mom on Mother's Day and all year round.

    PIZZA + ICE CREAM: Universal and delicious! Pair this wildly wonderful humor book with A Pizza with Everything on It to create a winning gift for teachers, kids' birthdays, summer reading, and more.

    Perfect for:

  • Anyone who loves ice cream
  • Parents, caregivers, educators, and librarians
  • Readers looking for wholesome stories about family bonding or a hilarious storytime book
  • Fans of Andy J. Pizza's Creative Pep Talk podcast or Kyle Scheele's TikTok
  • Fans of A Pizza with Everything on It
  • A Tiny Difference

    A Tiny Difference

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    A heartwarming interactive picture book that encourages silly full-body participation to keep readers giggling, from beloved author-illustrator June Tate.

    Feeling tangled, twisted, or just in a funk? This tender picture book highlights the tiny things even the youngest readers can try as they see what big differences await them on the other side. It highlights the beauty of slowing down when you're not at full capacity and instead focuses on the movements of your body, getting out those crunchy bits, and seeing what extraordinary capabilities we have within us--and they'll see that there's not a thing to change about themselves. Perfect for fans of Julie Fogliano, Christian Robinson, and Christie Matheson.

    A Treasure of Measures

    A Treasure of Measures

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    There are so many little life moments to measure--and so many creative ways to measure them!

    How do you measure how long it takes to read a good book? Sure, you can use units of time, like minutes or hours . . . but you can also use your very own measurements: how many times you laugh or cry, how many pages you turn, or how many times you ask to read it again. And measuring rainfall could mean using decibels of sound . . . or how many people you see opening umbrellas. This playful picture book introduces young readers to different units of measurement, then invites them to think of creative ways to quantify the meaningful moments in their lives. The possibilities are as limitless as the imagination!

    ENCOURAGES CURIOSITY: Every kid loves to count, measure, and quantify--even when the things they're examining seem immeasurable at first glance! This nonfiction picture book encourages kids' natural inclinations toward scientific thinking and their boundless imaginations, modeling unique ways to measure everything from the distance covered on a road trip to the brightness of stars and more!

    CELEBRATES SEEING AND EXPERIENCING: This charmingly illustrated book is a celebration of what is special about every day, no matter how small those moments may seem. Measuring is one way to really take in a new experience, after all. Kids will embrace the concept and the fun!

    ENGAGING READ-ALOUD: This picture book's accessible rhyme, engaging content, and spirited illustrations make it a delightful read-aloud for classroom or family enjoyment.

    A SWEET GIFT BOOK: A meaningful message and adorable illustrations make this a go-to gift and an ideal addition to a child's library.

    Perfect for:

  • Parents, grandparents, and caregivers of curious kids
  • Librarians and teachers seeking engaging nonfiction books with STEM or STEAM content
  • Anyone seeking a distinctive gift that encourages imagination, creativity, and play
  • Birthday, holiday, summer reading, or moving-up ceremony gift
  • A Year in the Castle

    A Year in the Castle

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    These detailed spreads charting the course of a year in a fantasy medieval castle are packed to the brim with charming characters and hilarious adventures that young readers will return to again and again.

    There's a lot going on in the castle of King Bolebor--a peace- loving gardener--and Queen Drogomira--a brilliant inventor. There's a princess learning sword fighting so that she can become a knight; a sweet dog in search of an owner; a dragon hiding in the cellar; a gold-counting treasurer; a friendly ghost; an annoying jester, a burly blacksmith--and many others.
    Vibrant and intricately detailed spreads take readers through a year in the castle, showing how an innocent mishap leads to war with the neighbors; how lives in the castle change from month to month; and how each season brings its own surprises.
    Gently humorous and filled with opportunities to play "I Spy," this delightful picture book also provides ample opportunities to talk about all sorts of topics from history and gender stereotypes to gnomes, ghosts and chess-playing frogs.

    ADA TWIST SCIENTIST

    ADA TWIST SCIENTIST

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    Inspired by mathematician Ada Lovelace and physicist Marie Curie, this #1 bestseller from author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts champions STEM, girl power, and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power of perseverance, and the importance of asking "Why?"

    Now a Netflix series!
    #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
    A USA Today Bestseller

    Ada Twist's head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie (stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer), Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don't go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking through problems and continuing to stay curious.

    Ada is an inquisitive second grader who was born to be a scientist. She possesses an unusual desire to question everything she encounters: a tick-tocking clock, a pointy-stemmed rose, the hairs in her dad's nose, and so much more. Ada's parents and her teacher, Miss Greer, have their hands full as the Ada's science experiments wreak day-to-day havoc.

    On the first day of spring, Ada notices an unpleasant odor. She sets out to discover what might have caused it. Ada uses the scientific method in developing hypotheses in her smelly pursuit. The little girl demonstrates trial and error, while appreciating her family's full support. In one experiment, she douses fragrances on her cat and attempts to place the frightened feline in the washing machine.

    For any parent who wants STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to be fun, this book is a source of inspiration that will get children excited about science, school, learning, and the value of asking "Why?"

    Check out all the books in the Questioneers Series:

  • The Questioneers Picture Book Series: Iggy Peck, Architect Rosie Revere, Engineer Ada Twist, Scientist Sofia Valdez, Future Prez Aaron Slater, Illustrator Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year
  • The Questioneers Chapter Book Series: Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion Sofia Valdez and the Vanishing Vote Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake
  • Questioneers: The Why Files Series: Exploring Flight! All About Plants! The Science of Baking Bug Bonanza! Rockin' Robots!
  • Questioneers: Ada Twist, Scientist Series: Ghost Busted Show Me the Bunny Ada Twist, Scientist: Brainstorm Book 5-Minute Ada Twist, Scientist Stories
  • The Questioneers Big Project Book Series: Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists Aaron Slater's Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists
  • Adana the Earth Dragon

    Adana the Earth Dragon

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    Adana is a small, brown, earth dragon. She longs to play with the other dragons, but none of them will accept her as a friend. One day, however, a giant wanders into the land of the dragons and scares all the other dragons.

    Can Adana save the day and prove that even a small brown earth dragon can do big things?

    An elemental tale from the author of P.A.W.S. and Esmeralda Grunch and the Red Tulip.
    llustrated by Tina Wijesiri.

    "This is a wonderful story that kids will fall in love with. Beautifully written and illustrated. " Cindy Shirley, The Fabulous Life of Minnie the Sassy Chick.

    Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure

    Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure

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    Acclaimed singer-songwriter Maren Morris and former schoolteacher Karina Argow have together written their picture-book debut, Addie Ant Goes on an Adventure. This delightful story of one little ant's journey for independence while realizing when to ask for help, is set against the backdrop of a vast and abundant garden inhabited by some very helpful insect friends.

    Addie Ant travels from one garden bed to another on her first solo adventure. As she forges her own path, she gets lost along the way and finds help from her trusted garden pals, Lewis Ladybug, Beatrix Butterfly, and Cleo Cricket, in finding her way back home.

    A celebration of friendship, this sweet book is a collaboration by renowned, musical artist Maren Morris and former schoolteacher and close friend Karina Argow. Artist Kelly Anne Dalton brings the delightfully written characters to life with colorful and charming illustrations.

    Join Addie Ant in a vast and magical garden adventure full of insect friends, growing vegetables, blooming flowers, and the inspiring abundance of nature.

    AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUM

    AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUM

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    A inspiring story of triumph and overcoming fears, perfect for graduations and new beginnings!
    This uplifting twist to the beloved classic nursery rhyme is by the New York Times-bestselling creator of Caldecott Medal winner, The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend .

    Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

    Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall--that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

    Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

    Share this book with readers seeking:
    - Gentle and inspirational stories about coping with anxiety.
    - Themes about new beginnings and overcoming obstacles in life.
    - Stories that celebrate accomplishments and triumph.
    - Family favorite books that become household classics.
    - A graduation story to share with students, teachers, and recent graduates young and old.

    2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017
    A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017
    A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids
    A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
    A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
    An NPR Best Book of 2017

    Ahoy!

    Ahoy!

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    Join a child captain and parent first mate as they embark on a wild high seas adventure...all without leaving the living room! This imaginative romp of a picture book is filled with glorious illustrations from a beloved Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling creator.

    Raise the mainsail!
    Batten the hatches!
    It's time to set sail...on the couch!

    There's a storm coming, and a child is ready to captain the ship. "Make haste and climb aboard," they call out to their parent, "before you're swept out to sea!"

    Sea? What sea? The parent is only trying to vacuum the rug. But the child is adamant. It's not a rug--it's the ocean. And that broom? It's the ship's mast. Soon enough, child and parent are both off on an imaginary nautical adventure!

    Here is a thoroughly engaging, hilarious picture book that celebrates the joys of playing make-believe--and hanging out with a parent!

    AIRPORT BK

    AIRPORT BK

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    Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

    In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.

    But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.

    Albert's ABCs

    Albert's ABCs

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    Over the course of a day, big brother Albert manages his interactions with his little brother Baxter and the feelings that result, in this relatable romp through the alphabet.

    Big brother Albert gets increasingly frustrated with little brother Baxter. Crying! Diaper! Hungry! Irritated! A normal day and a familiar sibling interaction escalate alphabetically until Grandma resolves all the problems, with an X for a kiss goodnight, followed by Yawn, and, of course, ZZZZ.