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When Little Owl Met Little Rabbit
Little Owl and Little Rabbit live in the same oak tree, but they've never met. How can the two animals become friends when Little Owl wakes up just as Little Rabbit goes to sleep? A heart-warming story of celebrating difference and making new friends from an USBBY-honored illustrator.
When they discover they are neighbours, Little Owl and Little Rabbit are desperate to meet but Little Rabbit hops through the forest by day and Little Owl soars over it by night. Then one evening, a big, bright full moon appears. Will the pair finally get to play together?
With a sweet and gentle story and magical, moonlit illustrations, When Little Owl Met Little Rabbit is a perfect bedtime read.
It's fall, and the front yard is full of colourful leaves. Dad asks Sidney and Alex to rake them all up, and when they find Dad's fancy new leaf blower in the garage they are excited to try it out. What could possibly go wrong? Fans and new readers alike will love this story of what happens when a familiar chore gets a zany twist!
Award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Emily Gravett delivers a hilarious tale of mishap and mayhem as ten dogs pursue a chain of sausage links in this early-learning picture book, perfect for anyone looking for books for 3-year-olds and up.
From dachshund to dalmation, every dog wants a piece of the prize. Follow this high-stakes adventure as the scales tip from one dog with all the sausages and nine dogs with none to nine dogs with all the sausages and one dog with none. Will ten hungry dogs ever find a way to share ten tasty treats?
Gravett's playful art and clever plot twists create page-turning suspense, making this dog book perfect for repeat read-aloud fun.
This charming counting book is perfect for helping young readers learn about sharing as well as how to countn to ten. Emily Gravett's adorable dog art makes 10 Dogs just as appealing to those looking for funny dog books as it is for anyone searching for kids books for ages 3--5.
I'm a Prince!
Bossy Pig is about to learn something important in this
light-hearted story about respecting others and being yourself.
When Pig finds a crown one day, he puts it on and says he is a prince. He soon gets bored just sitting on his throne, so decides to play at being royalty - fighting his friend Lizard, 'saving' Squirrell and commanding Rabbit and Badger to dance and bow to him. But when his friends get fed up with his princely antics, Pig learns an important lesson about humility and being yourself.
Who's Afraid of the Light?
Fergus lives down in the deepest, darkest sea and is scared of just one thing ... the light! Fresh and funny narrative non-fiction from the award-winning Anna McGregor.
From award-winning creator Anna McGregor (author of Anemone is Not the Enemy) comes this hilarious tale of the deepest of sea creatures. Seamlessly combining humor, narrative, and non-fiction, McGregor introduces young readers to the wonders of the ocean's 'midnight zone', where no sunlight at all is able to penetrate. We meet Fergus as he hides from a parade of sea-creatures that use bioluminescence to find their way in the dark. At least, we think he is hiding ... or is it something else entirely?
This book is ideal for:
- Educators and librarians looking for humorous stories to use as a launching pad for further non-fiction investigation into the ocean environment;
- Parents and carers looking to combine narrative and non-fiction to entertain and educate their children simultaneously;
- Kids who just want funny books!
Ludwig and the Rhinoceros
Does something exist even if you can’t see it? A humorous bedtime story for budding philosophers.
“There's a rhinoceros in my room!” Ludwig claims. His father doesn't think so. He looks for the huge pachyderm in every corner, but he just can't find it. There CANNOT be a rhinoceros in Ludwig's room. It's way too small for a rhinoceros. But Ludwig shows his father that something can be there, even if you can't see it.
Young children will love pointing out the rhinoceros in each spread. Older children will enjoy thinking about how the moon is still there even when we can’t see it. Philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein discussed the power and the limitations of language with his professor Bertrand Russell: how even if you don’t see something, it can still be there. These philosophical discussions are the basis for Noemi Schneider's hilarious and thoughtful story. The Berlin duo GOLDEN COSMOS, who work with their characteristic screen printing style for international magazines, are now illustrating a picture book for the first time.
The Kid with Big, Big Ideas
"There once was a kid with glittery nails
who always wore colorful socks,
and all around town, this child was known
for thinking outside of the box."
Following the bestselling The Boy with Big, Big Feelings and The Girl with Big, Big Questions comes a new story about a nonbinary kid with ideas so big and wild that grown-ups often dismiss them. What if we could be mermaids and swim to school? What if we could teach pets to talk? What if we could make the world safe and inclusive for everyone?
This innovative kid doesn't stop there, and with the help of their supportive Gran, they come up with the biggest idea yet. In a world that so often dismisses and excludes kids from decision-making, this book boldly suggests that not only should kids have a voice, but that their ideas just might be the ticket to making progress.
I Don't Want to Read This Book Aloud
Another hilarious picture book from actor Max Greenfield, author of I Don't Want To Read This Book and This Book Is Not a Present, dedicated to introverts of all ages, about the horrors of reading aloud.
Nobody in the world actually enjoys reading aloud, do they? Impossible! After all, any number of terrible things could happen: you might come across a word you don't know how to pronounce. Or get distracted by a volcano eruption and lose your place. Even worse, you might accidentally hear the sound of your own voice! Actor Max Greenfield (New Girl, The Neighborhood) and New York Times bestselling illustrator Mike Lowery, the duo behind I Don't Want To Read This Book and This Book Is Not a Present, are back with another side-splitting picture book that's sure to have kids shouting for repeat read-alouds.
Let's Go to the Museum
Join a dad and his child for an interactive visit through the art museum. The guided tour turns into an incredible maze adventure as you go through each room you will find recognizable artists and art styles.
From Monet to Hockney and Klee and Warhol, each lift of the flap explores a new movement. But be aware, the art might come alive to become your tour guides. If you should get lost in the galleries, follow the mazes in order to find your way to the next room.
This book features the following:
- Oversized, full-color interior spreads that engage young minds to interact with modern art movements and artists through eight fold-out flaps
- Seven entertaining mazes are designed to guide you from room to room and help improve fine motor, problem-solving, and visual-perceptual skills
- Movements include impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, fauvism, cubism, surrealism, abstract art, and pop art
- Artists include Mary Cassat, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, George Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Edvard Munch, André Derain, Paul Matisse, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Liuov Popova, Eleonora Carrington, Paul Klee, René Magritte, Joan Miró, Sonia Delaunay, Vasili Kandinski, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol
Readers will be immersed in the exciting and colorful scenes of the museum that can be explored by tracing the mazes on every double page. Jump-start your child's learning of art history while having fun walking through this unique one-of-a-kind museum maze! It's mind-bending, super-engaging, and highly visual fun for the entire family!
Sonny Says No!
Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are learning friendship dynamics, this volume in the sweet and funny series about Sonny and his friends covers universal kid experiences--like learning to help others!
Sonny LOVES painting, so when he finds a paint set in the garden, he gets right to work! But then Boo and Meemo ask to use the paints, too. And now Honey and Boo ask for Sonny's help blowing balloons. Sonny just wants to paint by himself, so he says, "No!" Why can't they see that Sonny doesn't have time to help? But once his friends leave, Sonny realizes he forgot that something important . . . It's Meemo's birthday! Honey and Boo have been trying to make Meemo a birthday present. Will Sonny help them make Meemo's big day special?
Little Critter Fall Storybook Favorites
Little Critter fans will love this hardcover storybook collection that features seven best-loved stories starring Critter--now with a sticker sheet
Join this classic character as he celebrates his favorite teacher, attends a fall festival, visits the firehouse, and so much more. Fans of Little Critter's signature charm will love these autumn adventures.
This collection includes the following books, complete and unabridged:
- The Fall Festival
- The Best Teacher Ever
- Going to the Firehouse
- The Best Show & Share
- Snowball Soup
- The Lost Dinosaur Bone
- Just Critters Who Care
This compilation was originally published as Little Critter Fall Storybook Collection.
The Vanderbeekers Ever After
The bestselling Vanderbeeker family finds love and hope in hard times as they face the challenge of a serious illness with the support of their Harlem community.
The Vanderbeekers are looking forward to the wedding of two of their favorite people! But when one of the siblings receives a dire diagnosis, instead of preparing for a celebration, the family is suddenly spending their time at the hospital. And soon they are helping a newly-made and critically ill friend, even as they struggle with how their own lives have turned upside down.
In the poignant conclusion to the bestselling Vanderbeekers series, the beloved family faces their biggest challenge yet, rising to meet it with the characteristic love, warmth, and hope that has won them a lasting home in the hearts of readers everywhere.
The series includes:
- The Vanderbeekers of 141st StreetThe Vanderbeekers and the Hidden GardenThe Vanderbeekers to the RescueThe Vanderbeekers Lost and FoundThe Vanderbeekers Make a WishThe Vanderbeekers on the RoadThe Vanderbeekers Ever After
Enola Holmes and the Mark of the Mongoose
In May of 1890, Enola Holmes is finally fully on her own and, no longer hiding from her older brothers Sherlock and Mycroft, attending classes and occasionally pursuing her chosen profession as a scientific perditorian, a finder of lost things and people.
Wolcott Balestier, the representative of an American book publisher, arrived in London on a singular mission - to contract with English authors for their latest works. When Balestier disappears on the streets of London one day, his great friend - Rudyard Kipling - bursts into Enola's office looking for help in finding him. Brash and unwilling to hire a young woman, instead he turns to Sherlock Holmes. Convinced that evil has befallen Balestier, at the hands of rival American publishers who pirate the works of English authors, he sets the elder Holmes on the trail.
But Enola is not one to accept defeat, especially not to her brother, and sets off on her own - determined to learn the truth behind the disappearance of the young American. Can book publishing truly be so ruthless and deadly or can the missing man be rescued from his apparent fate and returned to his friends and loved ones?
The redoubtable Enola is determined to do just that, even if it means working with her brother Sherlock!
Level Up 2024
Gear up for the ultimate annual video game guide! Level Up 2024 is brimming with tips and tricks on the year's hottest games!
Get set for crazy year of gaming with this mega guide to all the year's best! Level Up 2024 is your one-stop-shop guide to all the coolest games and consoles. Inside you'll find hidden gems and need-to-know info on everything from Legend of Zelda and Pokemon to Fortnite and Genshin Impact.
All games featured in AFK's Level Up 2024 are rated T for Teen or younger -- perfect for young gamers.
The Royal Ranger: Arazan's Wolves
International bestselling author John Flanagan returns to world of Ranger's Apprentice in the sixth installment of the Royal Ranger series in which Maddie and Will must travel to Celtica to investigate a series of dire wolf attacks and a dangerous sorceress.
When Maddie and Will get a message that dire wolves—huge misshapen changelings, much larger than regular wolves—have been marauding and attacking through the hills and valleys of Celtica, the Rangers are sent on a mission to unravel just who or what is behind these dangerous creatures.
Will isn’t anxious to return to Celtica, especially approaching the Rift. And as they travel, Maddie must grapple with their growing dealings with the spiritual and supernatural. But they are Rangers—and they will do whatever it takes to accomplish their mission. After they receive some offers of help from locals, Will and Maddie learn the name of the sorceress behind these strange and dangerous attacks, Arazan, along with the location of her hideout.
On the way to take her down once and for all, the Rangers must face direwolves, wargals, dark magic, and more. And as Arazan’s desires lead her to the most evil of powers, Will and Maddie must form a plan of action that can outwit not just the sorceress but the darkest forces from the beyond.