Best of
Childrens

2009

Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on


Dr. Seuss - 2009
    Seuss--"The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, "and "Fox in Socks"--will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will "begin "a child on the adventure of a lifetime

The Circus Ship


Chris Van Dusen - 2009
    Staggering onto a nearby island, they soon win over the wary townspeople with their kind, courageous ways. So well do the critters blend in that when the greedy circus owner returns to claim them, villagers of all species conspire to outsmart the bloated blowhard. With buoyant rhymes and brilliantly caricatured illustrations evoking the early nineteenth century, Chris Van Dusen presents a hugely entertaining tale about the bonds of community — and a rare hidden-pictures spread for eagle-eyed readers of all ages.

Llama Llama Misses Mama


Anna Dewdney - 2009
    . .It’s Llama Llama’s first day of preschool! And Llama Llama’s mama makes sure he’s ready. They meet the teachers. See the other children. Look at all the books and games. But then it’s time for Mama to leave. And suddenly Llama Llama isn’t so excited anymore. Will Mama Llama come back?Of course she will. But before she does, the other children show Llama Llama how much fun school can be!Activities for Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna DewdneyWatch a Video

Astrid the Unstoppable


Maria Parr - 2009
    Speed and self-confidence, that's Astrid Glimmerdal's motto. And her hair-raising escapades give her plenty of opportunity to practise both. Nicknamed "the little thunderbolt", Astrid loves to spend her days racing down the hillside on her sledge or skis. But poor Astrid longs for other children to come to her village and join her adventures. Instead, she has to put up with a grumpy old seventy-four year old for a best friend (although secretly, she knows she wouldn't have it any other way). Astrid's world is about to be turned upside down, however, first by the arrival of a strange family, and then a mystery woman. Her best friend, Gunnvald, has been keeping a secret from her - one that will test their friendship to its limits. Everything is changing in Astrid's valley, and she's not sure she likes it. Reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking, Heidi and Anne Shirley, Astrid is a feisty and irrepressible heroine who will help readers navigate the complexities of family and friendship with plenty of warmth, wit and humour.

How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids


Tom Rath - 2009
    Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well. Follow along with Felix as he learns how easy it can be to fill the buckets of his classmates, teachers and family members. Before the day is over, you’ll see how Felix learns to be a great bucket filler, and in the process, discovers that filling someone else’s bucket also fills his own.

The Curious Garden


Peter Brown - 2009
    one garden at a time.While out exploring one day, a little boy named Liam discovers a struggling garden and decides to take care of it. As time passes, the garden spreads throughout the dark, gray city, transforming it into a lush, green world. This is an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a clever seek-and-find element to this captivating picture book.

I Need My Monster


Amanda Noll - 2009
    One night, when Ethan checks under his bed for his monster, Gabe, he finds a note from him instead: "Gone fishing. Back in a week." Ethan knows that without Gabe’s familiar nightly scares he doesn't stand a chance of getting to sleep, so Ethan interviews potential substitutes to see if they've got the right equipment for the job—pointy teeth, sharp claws, and a long tail—but none of them proves scary enough for Ethan. When Gabe returns sooner than expected from his fishing trip, Ethan is thrilled. It turns out that Gabe didn't enjoy fishing because the fish scared too easily.

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks


Jan Berenstain - 2009
    But will Sister Bear’s pet turkey play the part of dinner? The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks teaches how God provided for the pilgrims and reminds children of God’s many blessings.

Princess and the Frog (Disney Princess and the Frog: Limited Collector's Edition)


Walt Disney Company - 2009
    . . .Tiana is a beautiful, hardworking young woman with a dream. Naveen is a spoiled, jazz-loving prince who doesn’t understand the meaning of hard work. This unlikely pair has nothing in common—until they are magically transformed into frogs! Forced to work together as they set out to regain their human forms, will Naveen and Tiana eventually find true love in each other? Disney’s fresh take on an old fairy tale reminds us all that true beauty is more than skin deep and dreams really do come true. This hardcover Read-Aloud Storybook retells the heartwarming feature film with dazzling full-color art.

A Collection of Beatrix Potter Stories


Beatrix Potter - 2009
    

What the Ladybug Heard


Julia Donaldson - 2009
    But they forget all about the tiniest, quietest creature on the farm—the ladybug. She has a plan of her own. Julia Donaldson turns her literary expertise to a farm setting, and comes up with a rollicking barnyard mystery. Lydia Monks' colorful collage illustrations go perfectly with the story for a winning combination. Readers will quack, neigh, moo, and cheer for the ladybug all the way through! What the Ladybug Heard is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Mr Stink


David Walliams - 2009
    He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…”It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret. And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose.

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way


Alice Schertle - 2009
    . . ! "Make Way!" The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.   Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this new adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever.

All the World


Liz Garton Scanlon - 2009
     It is there. It is everywhere. All the world is right where you are. Now. Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky

The Lion and the Mouse


Jerry Pinkney - 2009
    After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.

Hetty Feather


Jacqueline Wilson - 2009
    The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school.Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses.But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers. Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, it's the perfect gift for girls of eight and older.

Running Wild


Michael Morpurgo - 2009
    For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running. With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he's not completely alone! He's got Oona.

Blueberry Girl


Neil Gaiman - 2009
    . .A much-loved baby grows into a young woman: brave, adventurous, and lucky. Exploring, traveling, bathed in sunshine, surrounded by the wonders of the world. What every new parent or parent-to-be dreams of for her child, what every girl dreams of for herself.Let me go places that we've never been, trust and delight in her youth.Nationally bestselling author Neil Gaiman wrote Blueberry Girl for a friend who was about to become the mother of a little girl. Here, he and beloved illustrator Charles Vess turn this deeply personal wish for a new daughter into a book that celebrates the glory of growing up: a perfect gift for girls embarking on all the journeys of life, for their parents, and for everyone who loves them.Give her all these and a little bit more, gifts for a blueberry girl.

Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas


Jane O'Connor - 2009
    Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!

The Collected Stories of Winnie-The-Pooh


A.A. Milne - 2009
    WINNIE-THE-POOHPOOH GOES VISITING" and other stories"Story 1 In which we are introducedStory 2 In which Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight placeStory 3 In which Pooh and Piglet go hunting and nearly catch a WoozleStory 4 In which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds oneStory 5 In which Piglet is entirely surrounded by waterStory 6 In which Christopher Robin gives a Pooh Party, and we say good-bye PIGLET MEETS A HEFFALUMP "and other stories"Story 1 In which Piglet meets a HeffalumpStory 2 In which Eeyore has a birthday and gets two presentsStory 3 In which Kanga and Baby Roo come to the forest, and Piglet has a bathStory 4 In which Christopher Robin leads an exploration to the North Pole THE HOUSE AT POOH CORNERTIGER COMES TO THE FOREST "and other stories"""Story 1 In which a house is built at Pooh Corner for EeyoreStory 2 In which Tiger comes to the forest and has breakfastStory 3 In which Tiger is unbouncedStory 4 In which Eeyore finds the Wolery and Owl moves into itStory 5 In which Christopher Robin and Pooh come to an enchanted place POOH INVENTS A NEW GAME "and other stories"Story 1 In which Rabbit has a busy dayStory 2 In which Pooh invents a new gameStory 3 In which it is shown that Tiggers don't climb treesStory 4 In which a search is organdized Story 5 In which Piglet does a very grand thing

Silly Tilly


Eileen Spinelli - 2009
    She takes her baths in apple juice. She wears a pancake as a hat. She tries to ride the farmer’s cat."But the barnyard animals complain that she’s too silly. When she stops entertaining her friends with her antics, the farm becomes a quiet and unhappy place. David Slonim’s acrylic, pencil, and ballpoint pen illustrations add to the hilarity in this story about a one-of-a-kind silly goose.

Duck! Rabbit!


Amy Krouse Rosenthal - 2009
    • A fun story based on the classic duck/rabbit visual puzzle• Book teaches a lesson on right versus wrong and differing points of view • Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink; and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld, creator of children's books including Everything I Know About PiratesFans of Red is Best, The Perfect Pet, and In My Opinion will love solving the eternal visual puzzle in Duck! Rabbit!★ "The snappy dialogue makes for fine read-aloud. Duck? Rabbit? As kids will readily see, it depends on how you look at it." — Publishers Weekly, starred review• Fun, interactive family read aloud book• Books for kids ages 3 and up• Picture books for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary students

Skippyjon Jones Lost in Spice


Judy Schachner - 2009
    Buckle up, amigos— everyone’s favorite kitty boy is about to lift off. You’ll want to be there when the brave Skippito gets lost in spice!That’s right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it’s covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he’s off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures from Mars. His new adventure is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and Judy Schachner’s trademark hilarity. This rollicking romp is simply out of this world.Watch a Video

Peter Pan (Classic Starts)


Tania Zamorsky - 2009
    All except one." "That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It's a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly "second to the right, and straight on till morning" with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they'll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook.

The Sweetheart Deal


Holly Kowitt - 2009
    When fashionable Skyler meets mathlete Nathan, worlds collide -- and a makeover challenge begins! Can Skyler take Nathan from geek to gorgeous in time for the Valentine's Day dance?

Night-Night, Little Pookie


Sandra Boynton - 2009
    Pookie cooperates (mostly)—though with that particular Pookie flair. And imagine who gets the last word.Told in Boynton’s signature rhyme and illustrations, this humorous and gentle story will delight toddlers and those that love them.

Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends


Carol Buckley - 2009
    When other elephants moved in and developed close friendships, only Tarra remained independent? until the day she met a stray mixed-breed dog named Bella.It was love at first sight as this unlikely duo became inseparable. They ate together, slept together, and even understood each other's language. And when Bella suffered a severe spinal injury, Tarra stayed by her side and was there for her until Bella regained her health.Brilliant color photographs of Tarra and Bella at home in the Elephant Sanctuary deftly illustrate this inspiring story of companionship, and an informative note about the Sanctuary provides a great resource for parents and teachers.

Tell Me a Dragon


Jackie Morris - 2009
    They range from a dragon as big as a village to a tiny dragon with whisper-thin wings, from a snaggle-toothed dragon to a sea-dragon which races dolphins on the waves - ending in a page inhabited by every dragon in the book!

Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life


Rachel Renée Russell - 2009
    New mean girl. New crush. New diary so I can spill about all of it…I put a lot of really personal stuff in this diary along with my sketches and doodles.But, mostly it’s about how TRAUMATIC it was transferring to my new private middle school, Westchester Country Day.And, how a lot of the CCP (Cool, Cute & Popular) kids were really SNOBBY and made my life TOTALLY miserable. People like, oh, I don’t know, maybe…MACKENZIE HOLLISTER!!And, it just so happened that I got stuck with a locker right next to hers. I could NOT believe I had such CRAPPY luck. I knew right then and there it was going to be a VERY, VERY long school year :-( !

Once There Was a Boy--


Oliver Jeffers - 2009
    An irresistible little library slipcase of three award-winning stories by picture books star, Oliver Jeffers! Gorgeous small hardback edition to treasure.

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed


Mo Willems - 2009
    But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur's secret?Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well.

Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!


Maureen Wright - 2009
    He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can’t seem to hear what Old Man Winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear’s attention. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media by Will Hillenbrand bring this bedtime story to a fitting conclusion.

Anh's Anger


Gail Silver - 2009
    In Anh's Anger, five-year-old Anh becomes enraged when his grandfather interrupts playtime with a summons to the dinner table. When Anh’s grandfather takes the time to help Anh fully experience his anger by suggesting he go to his room and "sit with his anger," Anh discovers a positive method by which to work through his feelings. This remarkable book teaches children to both acknowledge and resolve their difficult emotions, making it an invaluable tool for parents and teachers alike.

Mommy, Mama, and Me


Lesléa Newman - 2009
    From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together.Shares the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

Walt Disney's Peter Pan


Dave Barry - 2009
    Barrie introduced them in his beloved tale, Peter Pan. In this new picture book, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson take a fresh look at these characters as only they can. Created for the animated film, Mary Blair's illustrations helped to define the look of this Walt Disney classic and bring all the magic of Never Land to life-from the ominous Skull Rock to Peter's secret underground lair. Laced with humor, action, and a dash of pixie dust, this cheeky retelling and vibrant concept art are woven into an entertaining new take on a classic story.

Come Fly with Me


Gigi Sedlmayer - 2009
    She moved to Peru when she was five with Australian missionary and schoolteacher parents. Because Matica is trapped in the body of a two year old, her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people and they would not accept her into their community or allow her to play with the children. With patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond and love develops between them. Matica rescues the egg the condors, Tamo and Tima, are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching. The egg hatches on her 10th birthday and she names the new fledging Talon. Many adventures unfold, including her finally being accepted into the local community. And something totally unexpected... This is the beginning of many incredible adventures with Talon and Matica. It is a story of hope, determination and love.

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things


Ruby Roth - 2009
    Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment. A separate section entitled “What Else Can We Do?” suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, such as:“Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast” or “Buy clothes, shoes, belts, and bags that are not made from leather or other animal skins or fur.” This compassionate, informative book offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject.That's Why We Don't Eat Animals official website: http://wedonteatanimals.com/

Cat


Matthew Van Fleet - 2009
    Cleverly designed pull tabs and flaps plus seven pettable textures and a push-button squeaker offer interactive treats that will have toddlers purring along from start to surprising finish. Meow...meow...meow...WOW!

The I LOVE YOU Book


Todd Parr - 2009
    Most of all, I love you just the way you are. In this colorful picture book, Todd Parr explores the meaning of unconditional love in a heartfelt, playful way. Perfect for Valentine's Day and beyond, Parents and caregivers are sure to be inspired by Todd's vibrant illustrations and tender sentiments, and will enjoy sharing this very special book with the little ones they love.

WWE John Cena


Brian Shields - 2009
    Full color.

Missing Mommy: A Book About Bereavement


Rebecca Cobb - 2009
    I am not sure where she has gone.Honest and straightforward, this touching story explores the many emotions a bereaved child may experience, from anger and guilt to sadness and bewilderment. Ultimately, Missing Mommy focuses on the positive—the recognition that the child is not alone but still part of a family that loves and supports him.

Alphabeasties and Other Amazing Types


Sharon Werner - 2009
    It's a dazzling package of language arts, design smarts, humor, and fascinating nonfiction content. It's alpha-mazing!

Speed Demons


Jasmine Jones - 2009
    While their sister Candace tries fruitlessly to reveal their crazy endeavors to their mom and Perry the Platypus is saving the world from the dangerous Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Phineas and Ferb are filling their days with one adventure after another.Title Descriptions:Chapter Book #1: Speed Demons Lazy summer days? Not for Phineas and Ferb. One day the duo fixes up their mom's car and takes it to the races. The next they build the world's craziest roller coaster! The neighborhood's not likely to be the same after this. But will Dr. Doofenshmirtz's plan to reverse the spin of the earth with a magnet trained at the eastern seaboard succeed and ruin things for everyone?

Otis


Loren Long - 2009
    Otis is a special tractor. He loves his farmer and he loves to work. And he loves the little calf in the next stall, whom he purrs to sleep with his soft motor. In fact, the two become great friends: they play in the fields, leap hay bales, and play ring-around-the-rosy by Mud Pond.But when Otis is replaced with the big yellow tractor, he is cast away behind the barn, unused, unnoticed . . . until the little calf gets stuck in Mud Pond. Then there is only one tractor—and it’s not big or yellow—who can come to the rescue. It is little old Otis who saves his friend. It is Otis who saves the day.In a wonderful new palette, and in the tradition of classics like Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and The Story of Ferdinand, Loren Long has crafted an unforgettable new story—and character—celebrating the power of friendship and perseverance.

The Scar


Charlotte Moundlic - 2009
    He shuts all the windows to keep in his mother’s familiar smell and scratches open the cut on his knee to remember her comforting voice. He doesn’t know how to speak to his dad anymore, and when Grandma visits and throws open the windows, it’s more than the boy can take—until his grandmother shows him another way to feel that his mom’s love is near. With tenderness, touches of humor, and unflinching emotional truth, Charlotte Moundlic captures the loneliness of grief through the eyes of a child, rendered with sympathy and charm in Olivier Tallec’s expressive illustrations.

Mama Says: A Book of Love for Mothers and Sons


Rob D. Walker - 2009
    Written in rhyming text, this is a "must have" for every family.Gentle, but powerful life lessons spoken to a child, delivered with a mother's immutable love. Stunning illustrations will leave readers breathless and deeply moved. Never heavy-handed, Mama Says teaches the universal importance of kindness, sharing, diligence, and faith, along with the importance of courage and a willingness to always try your best. Here is the perfect gift book for any mother--as a baby gift, a holiday gift, a birthday gift, a Mother's Day gift, or just as a way to say "I love you."

How Things Work (See Inside)


Conrad Mason - 2009
    Have you ever wondered just what happens when you flush a toilet, or what goes on inside a light bulb? Do you want to know how a digger scoops up soil, why boats float and what keeps planes up in the air? Lift the flaps to see inside how things work--from everyday inventions to massive machines.

The Adventures of Nanny Piggins


R.A. Spratt - 2009
    The three Green children are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig--a fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig, as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. It's no surprise that Booklist proclaimed, "Mary Poppins, move over--or get shoved out of the way." Nanny Piggins is a refreshing and dynamic addition to favorite classic nannies: Amelia Bedelia, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and, of course, Mary Poppins. Read more books in the series: Nanny Piggins and the Wicked Plan and Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion.

Magic Tree House: #37-40


Mary Pope Osborne - 2009
    What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! Monday with a Mad GeniusThey know they have to search for one of the four secrets of happiness to help Merlin the magician find joy in his life again. And so they head off in the magic tree house for Florence, Italy, in the early 1500s to spend the day with one of the greatest artists and inventors of all time–Leonardo da Vinci!Dark Day in the Deep SeaJack and Annie have to find one of the four secrets of happiness to help save Merlin the magician. But when the magic tree house whisks them off to a misty island in the middle of nowhere, they wonder how they will find anything. As the fog lifts, they see a huge three-masted ship–could it be a pirate ship?Eve of the Emperor PenguinJack and Annie continue their quest for the secrets of happiness–secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out!

The Berenstain Bears: Sick Days


Jan Berenstain - 2009
    Mama wants to take good care of her so she can get well quickly. It turns out that keeping Sister happy all day long is no small job! Soon both Sister and Mama are more than ready for a return to school.

The ABCs of Yoga for Kids


Teresa Anne Power - 2009
    Each of the fifty-six different poses featured in this multiple award-winning book delightfully promote flexibility, strength, and coordination while encouraging children to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Yoga is a noncompetitive form of exercise, suitable for children (and adults) of all ages and athletic abilities. Any activity for young children is important because the nation, including our youth, is under siege by obesity, stress, and diseases like diabetes, which stem from poor diet and lack of exercise. Yoga for young kids will create good habits and a foundation for well-being. Children have a lot of fun learning new positions, new letters, and new ideas. This book will delight and bring joy to the early yoga practitioner and all the poses are ‘kid-tested’ and user friendly!

Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea


Steve Jenkins - 2009
    In fact, more people have stood on the surface of the moon than have visited the deepest spot in the ocean.Come along as we traveldown,down,down,from the surface to the bottom of the sea.Along the way you can see jellyfish that flash like a neon sign, creatures with teeth so big, they can’t close their mouths, and even a squid as long as a bus, which battles to the death with a sperm whale, the largest predator on earth.It’ll be a journey you won’t soon forget!

The Spirit of Christmas


Nancy Tillman - 2009
    But the best gift of all-the most magical gift of the season-is when we spend Christmas with those we love.Once again, this New York Times-bestselling author and artist has created a special, beautiful book that families will want to share year after year. (And readers will want to look for the Spirit of Christmas image that Nancy Tillman has hidden on every page!)

Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day


Jane O'Connor - 2009
    But when Bree and Clara show up in matching outfits, Nancy feels left out. Will this Pajama Day be as fun as she thought?Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day, a Level One I Can Read adventure, is carefully crafted using short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts for children eager to read on their own. Contains a glossary of Fancy Nancy’s fancy words.

Daisy and the Trouble with Kittens


Kes Gray - 2009
    Daisy is going on holiday! In an actual plane to actual Spain! It's so exciting! She's never seen a palm tree before, or eaten octopus, or played zombie mermaids, or made so many new friends! Trouble is, five of them are small and cute and furry kittens—and guess who wants to be their new mommy?

No Excuses!: How What You Say Can Get In Your Way


Wayne W. Dyer - 2009
    Wayne W. Dyer focuses on the topic of excuses and how they can do more harm than we realize. The book demonstrates how excuses go far beyond “my dog ate my homework,” and can actually become words that prevent your child from reaching his or her potential.The book follows a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses (“I’m not smart enough” . . . “It’s too hard,” and so on) get in his way.He discovers, as will your child, that by following a few simple ideas and eliminating excuses . . . anything is possible!

Tabby McTat


Julia Donaldson - 2009
    He loves his life with Fred, singing along as people throw coins in their hat. Then one day, Fred has an accident, and the two are separated. How will they ever find each other again?

Moody Cow Meditates


Kerry Lee MacLean - 2009
    This vibrant and funny children's book is a playful way to introduce children to the power of meditation. With full color illustrations by the author, Moody Cow Meditates is a wonderful book for parents and children to share together.It all started one stupid, rotten day when everything went wrong...Peter the cow is having a BAD day. After missing the bus and wiping out on his bike he loses his temper and gets in trouble. To make matters worse all the other kids are teasing him, calling him Moody Cow. Peter's day just seems to get worse until his grandfather comes over and teaches him how to settle his mind and let go of his frustration through a simple and fun exercise.You’ll love Moody Cow Meditates because itTeaches kids how to handle their negative emotions Encourages mindfulness ad meditation Is funny and easy-to-read Has full-color illustrations by the author throughout Includes exercises to make your own meditation jar at home “Teaching children to meditate might be as easy as herding any other group of frisky critters. Moody Cow Meditates fills a distinct void in kid literature.”—Publishers WeeklyAll of us, adults and children, struggle with ‘Moody Cow’ days sometimes, where we feel caught up in our anger and other emotions. This book is an accessible introduction to using mindfulness to find relief and calm.

Usborne Illustrated Stories from Dickens


Mary Sebag-Montefiore - 2009
    Here are five of Dicken's best-loved stories-Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and David Copperfield-wonderfully retold for easy reading

Return to the Hundred Acre Wood


David Benedictus - 2009
    Now they are all back in new adventures, for the first time approved by the Trustees of the Pooh Properties. This is a companion volume that truly captures the style of A. A. Milne-a worthy sequel to The House at Pooh Corner and Winnie-the-Pooh.

A Balloon for Isabel


Deborah Underwood - 2009
    Everyone will get one on Graduation Day—everyone except the porcupines, because Porcupines + Balloons = TroubleBut Isabel isn't going to settle for another boring bookmark. She has a plan. . . .

Jan Brett's Snowy Treasury


Jan Brett - 2009
    Jan Brett?s fans count her ?snowy? books set in irresistible winter landscapes among their favorites. Now they can own a beautiful edition containing four of her bestselling titles: Gingerbread Baby, The Mitten, The Hat and The Three Snow Bears, set in Switzerland, the Ukraine, Denmark and the Arctic, respectively. Memorable characters, such as the mischievous Gingerbread Baby, the woodland animals in Nicki?s white mitten, Hedgie and the farm animals, and the three polar bears and an Inuit ?Goldilocks,? star in picture books perfect for sharing and reading aloud. A beautiful gift for the holidays and beyond.

Creature ABC


Andrew Zuckerman - 2009
    From alligator to zebra, each featured animal boasts two striking studio portraits against a clean white background, offering a unique up-close view of the animal kingdom. Readers can flip to a helpful glossary in the back for extra information. From the sleek beauty of a smiling hippo to the powerful majesty of a roaring lion, this gorgeous new book is both a stunning work of art and a ferociously fun way for young animal-lovers to learn their ABCs.

The Last Wild Witch: An Eco-Fable for Kids and Other Free Spirits


Starhawk - 2009
    The first children's book by visionary author and Earth activist Starhawk, 'The Last Wild Witch' is a tale of how the children of the perfect town save the last magic forest from disappearing.

Let's Do Nothing!


Tony Fucile - 2009
    What's left to do? Nothing! Ten seconds of nothing! Can they do it? Can they act like stone statues in the park? Can they simply hold their breath and not blink an eye? With a wink to the reader and a command of visual humor, feature film animator Tony Fucile demonstrates the Zen-like art of doing nothing...oops! Couldn't do it!

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2011


National Geographic Kids - 2009
    The Almanac’s cool photos, lively illustrations and easy-to-read format encourages readers to absorb countless incredible facts and spend hours browsing hot topics, such as fun ways to convince your family to go green.In true National Geographic Kids magazine style, this is a book to excite kids about their planet: its fun-filled pages are packed with everything from how to decode your dreams to the excitement of underwater pumpkin carving to the fascinating powers of the human brain. Geography, history, science, and adventure—it’s all here to explore in one single volume. This is the reference book that gives young minds MORE... More than 15 homework-helper sections More than 50 puzzles, projects, and really cool experiments More than 500 pictures of our planet and all that’s on it More than 5,000 fun and amazing facts The opening section introduces timely information for 2011and unique National Geographic content. The rest of the Almanac is filled with fun facts and helpful references on subjects from countries worldwide to Presidents stateside, from the wisdom of convention to cool new inventions.

Mia the Bridesmaid Fairy


Daisy Meadows - 2009
    But when these are stolen by mean Jack Frost and his naughty goblins, weddings everywhere descend into chaos! Kirsty and Rachel are about to be bridesmaids for Kirsty's cousin, Esther, so the race is on to help Mia find her magical objects (a silver sixpence, some golden bells and the moonshine veil) so everyone can enjoy a really special day. About The Author: About the Author Daisy Meadows is the pseudonym used for the four writers of the Rainbow Magic children's series: Narinder Dhami, Sue Bentley, Linda Chapman, and Sue Mongredien. Rainbow Magic features differing groups of fairies as main characters, including the Jewel fairies, Weather fairies, Pet fairies, Petal fairies, and Sporty fairies. Narinder Dhami was born in Wolverhampton, England on November 15, 1958. She received a degree in English from Birmingham University in 1980. After having taught in primary and secondary schools for several years she began to write full-time. Dhami has published many retellings of popular Disney stories and wrote the Animal Stars and Babes series, the latter about young British girls of Asian origin. She lives in Cambridge, England with her husband and cats. Sue Bentley was born in Northampton, England. She worked in a library after completing her education and began writing for children once her own began school. Bentley is the author of the Magic Kitten, Magic Puppy, and S Club series and lives in Northamptonshire. Linda Chapman has written over 50 children's fiction books, including the following series: My Secret Unicorn, Stardust, Not Quite a Mermaid, and Unicorn School. She lives in Leicestershire with her husband and daughters. Sue Mongredien was born in 1970 and grew up in Nottingham, England. She has published over 100 children's books, including the following series: The Adventures of Captain Pugwash, The Magic Key, Frightful Families, and Oliver Moon. She has also contributed m

The Double-Daring Book for Girls


Andrea J. Buchanan - 2009
    Girls will learn how to surf, horseback riding tips, April Fools Day history and pranks, how to make a labyrinth, how to sing, all about cowgirls, and how to organize a croquet tournament. Just as packed with creative and exciting material as the original, but double the fun, The Double-Daring Book for Girls is an adventure guidebook of stories, activities, facts, and games for daring girls everywhere.

Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!


Jane O'Connor - 2009
    Fancy Nancy and her best friend, Bree, set out to explore the fascinating world of wildflowers, trees, leaves, birds, and, of course, butterflies in their exclusively glamorous Explorers' Club.With recipes for pinecone bird feeders and extra-fancy lemonade, an official club bird, and an exclusive map of the territory, this popular book shows Fancy Nancy as one explorer extraordinaire!Take a look at Nancy's very own enlightening discoveries and find out just how fancy the outdoors can be!

A Smart Girl's Guide to Staying Home Alone: A Girl's Guide to Feeling Safe and Having Fun


Dottie Raymer - 2009
    Whether a girl is home alone for half an hour or half a day, she'll be prepared with boredom busters, fun-for-one ideas, quizzes, neighborhood know-how, snack recipes, safety tips, first-aid information, and sibling survival secrets. Plus, there is a special pullout book included for need-to-know info and house rules. Just fill in, tear out, and keep handy!

Classic Storybook: A Treasury of Tales


Walt Disney Company - 2009
    Also featured are charming stories such as Mickey Mouse and Pluto Pup, Chip n' Dale at the Zoo, and Scamp's Adventures. The updated collection contains over 250 beautiful pieces of vintage art as well as gilded pages.

Welcome Little One


Sandra Magsamen - 2009
    Filled with lively illustrations, gentle rhyming text, and a heartfelt message of universal love, this beloved elephant board book allows parents and children to celebrate and cherish their one-of-a-kind bond. The perfect gender-neutral baby shower or infant gift to congratulate new parents, pregnancy gift, first birthday gift, or for simply expressing the love you have for the little ones in your life!On the day you were born, it was love at first sight.We welcomed you, little one, and held you so tight.Why readers love Welcome Little One: Perfect for babies and toddlers ages 0 to 3. Made for their little hands!Ample space to record the birth details of your little one to look back on as baby starts growingWith a bonus section to write a personal message to your little one, this sweet elephant story doubles as the ultimate keepsake gift for newborns!Add a heartfelt message and trade your baby shower card for a keepsake book

Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children


Carol McCloud - 2009
    When children have their buckets filled and learn how they can fill other people's buckets too, they understand how special, valuable, and capable they are.

The Kites Are Flying


Michael Morpurgo - 2009
    Said does not speak. He makes kites. Morpurgo's poignant account of the experience about how Palestinian and Jewish children live with the Wall is a message of dreams for peace and hope for all children.

Anne of Green Gables Deluxe Collection / Jane Eyre / Wuthering Heights


L.M. Montgomery - 2009
    Eleven of the books are written by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ALSO INCLUDED AS A BONUS ARE THE ENTIRE THIRTEEN AUDIOBOOKS.*** Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation Linking & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience.List of books inside this amazing collection: Anne of Green Gables (1908) Anne of Avonlea (1909) Anne of the Island (1915) Anne's House of Dreams (1917) Rainbow Valley (1919) Rilla of Ingleside (1921) Chronicles of Avonlea (1912) Further Chronicles of Avonlea (1920) Kilmeny of the Orchard (1910) The Story Girl (1911) The Golden Road (1913)*BONUS two additional complete written works included plus entire Bonus Audio:Jane Eyre by Charlotte BronteWuthering Heights by Emily BronteDESCRIPTION:Anne of Green Gables (1908) is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written as fiction for readers of all ages, since the mid-twentieth century, the literary classic has been considered a children's novel. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl sent to a middle-aged brother and sister who have a farm on Prince Edward Island, and who had intended to adopt a boy to help them. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school and the town.Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies, and has been translated into 20 languages. Numerous sequels were written by Montgomery, and since her death, another sequel has been published, as well as an authorized prequel. The original book is taught to students around the world.It has been adapted as films, made for television movies, and animated and live-action television series. Plays and musicals have also been created, with productions annually in Canada since 1964 of the first musical production, which has toured in Canada, the United States, Europe and Japan. Others have been produced in Canada and the United States.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Lucy Maud Montgomery (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems. Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks. She was awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935.Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.

Rebecca: An American Girl


Jacqueline Dembar Greene - 2009
    They include Meet Rebecca, Rebecca and Ana, Candlelight for Rebecca, Rebecca and the Movies, Rebecca to the Rescue, and Changes for Rebecca. Every book features beautiful illustrations, plus a historical "Looking Back" section about life in Rebecca's time.

God Gave Us Love


Lisa Tawn Bergren - 2009
    As Little Cub and Grampa Bear’s fishing adventure is interrupted by mischievous otters, the young polar bear begins to question why we must love others…even the seemingly unlovable. “Any time we show love, Little Cub, we’re sharing a bit of his love.” In a sturdy format, ideal for the littlest hands at storytime, bedtime, or anytime, God Gave Us You assures each child that he or she truly is a treasured gift from the Lord.

Flower Fairies Magical Doors


Cicely Mary Barker - 2009
    . . and her world is forever changed when she gets her fi rst peek at the homes and the magical world of the Flower Fairies. As she starts to explore her neighborhood with a friend, they discover that there are more doors—all leading to the most secret of fairy places. Filled with gorgeous paper ephemera, pop-ups and special interactive features on every spread, this beautiful novelty book leads the reader to eight fairy doors to open and investigate. Each door has its own individual shape, color and characteristics— some are decorated, others have little signs or notices, a set of footprints leading up to it, or magical fairy glitter at the doorstep. As the book progresses, more of the fairies and their world are revealed, culminating in an exciting and secret fairy nighttime ball. Choking Hazard (1); Not for children under 3 years.For full text of warning label click here.

Too Many Mangos: A Story about Sharing


Tammy Paikai - 2009
    They pick large, small, ripe, half-ripe, and even green mangos. But this time, they've picked too many, so it's time to load up the wagon and share the tasty treats with friends and family. Along the way, they show young readers the many ways to enjoy the treasured island fruit, and introduce their friendly neighbors around the block. Tammy Paikai's thoughtful text and Don Robinson's vibrant illustrations capture the joys of island living while teaching a valuable lesson about friendship and community.

Enchanted Shell


Sue Mongredien - 2009
    The power of the necklace transports Molly to the Undersea Kingdom, where she discovers that she is a secret mermaid and meets lots of new mermaid friends.

Daddy, Papa, and Me


Lesléa Newman - 2009
    From hide-and-seek to dress-up, then bath time and a kiss goodnight, there's no limit to what a loving family can do together. Share the loving bond between same-sex parents and their children.

In My Tree


Sara Gillingham - 2009
    Is it little owl's sturdy branch and snuggly roost? No, it's his loving family! Bright pictures, reassuring messages, unique layered pages and an adorable felt finger puppet attached to each book combine to create interactive reading and playtime fun!

The Book in the Attic (Celia's Journey, #1)


Melissa Gunther - 2009
    She's got new friends and some big expectations for her future, but someone doesn't want her to stay. Celia must figure out who's behind the plot and stop it - fast - because there's more at stake than she realizes...

Mercy Watson: #5-6 [Collection Volume III]


Kate DiCamillo - 2009
    And the amiable Mercy Watson is equally determined to follow the delightful scent (and delicious taste) of the pansies her thoughtful neighbors are planting to beautify their yard. "Where have all the flowers gone?" shouts Eugenia, who is finally ready to take extreme measures —- and dial Animal Control! Has Mercy’s swine song come at last? Or will her well-pampered instincts keep her in buttered toast?Mercy Watson #6: Something Wonky This Way ComesMr. and Mrs. Watson and their porcine wonder, Mercy, are off to the Bijou Drive-In. What will happen when the Lincoln Sisters, Frank, Stella, and a gaggle of familiar characters get the same idea for a night out? With the tempting scent of hot buttered popcorn wafting through the air, everyone’s favorite pig leads the way in this hilarious romp featuring movies, mayhem, and Mercy!

Haunted Waters / Stolen Secrets


Jerry B. Jenkins - 2009
    Wanting to get to the bottom of any mystery, these twins find themselves on a nonstop search for truth. In Haunted Waters, a crazy, wild drive from a deserted mining town makes it clear that someone’s after Bryce and Ashley Timberline. Will they survive long enough to find out who it is?  In Stolen Secrets, Bryce and Ashley wonder what their stepdad is hiding. As they discover more about his past, the twins fear all is not as it seems. What isn't their stepdad telling them?

Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Noisy Problem


Chris Monroe - 2009
    . . a noisy problem. He wants to fix it. BUT HE CAN'T FIND IT! What's a monkey to do? Use his tools, of course. With his tool belt, Chico can do anything!

Crow Call


Lois Lowry - 2009
    Dad has been away at WWII for longer than she can remember, and they begin their journey of reconnection through a hunting shirt, cherry pie, tender conversation, and the crow call. This allegorical story shows how, like the birds gathering above, the relationship between the girl and her father is graced with the chance to fly.

The Wrong Book


Nick Bland - 2009
    Ages: 4+

Five Little Monkeys Storybook Treasury


Eileen Christelow - 2009
    It’s the perfect addition to any child’s classic library.

Santa's Birthday Gift


Sherrill S. Cannon - 2009
    Finally, a book that ties two holiday traditions into one inspirational tale of wonder - as Santa brings gifts to baby Jesus. The cleverly-written, rhyming book reveals Santa's adventure from toymaker to star follower -- right into the heart of Bethlehem where he meets Baby Jesus in the manger. Delivering toys to a king is a touching experience for both Santa and readers alike, as they discover where the tradition began -- Santa makes a promise to Jesus to bring gifts to good boys and girls each year on Jesus' birthday. This delightful story is engaging and delivers meaningful lessons using recognizable nativity characters, and of course, Santa and Jesus. Author Sherrill S. Cannon says her inspiration for this book came from her granddaughter who, after hearing the Christmas story, asked, "But where's Santa?" Cannon has been weaving stories and poems even before she could write. She enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. Her background is in physical education, sports photography and she also had a column in a newspaper. Cannon is already working on several new children's books. Publisher's website: http: //www.eloquentbooks.com/SantasBirthdayG...

Princess Protection Program Junior Novel


Wendy Loggia - 2009
    Rosalinda's country has been taken over by a dictator, and the only way to save her country and her mother is for Rosalinda to adopt the cover of regular American teen Rosie Gonzalez. Carter is in charge of helping Rosie fit in, but getting Rosie to change her ways is more challenging than either one of them expected. And when both girls are nominated for Homecoming Queen, they're in for a royal disaster!

A New Friend


Sue Bentley - 2009
    But when she meets magical pony Comet, things start looking up. Eleanor and Comet go on lots of adventures together and make many new friends!

Miles and Miles of Reptiles: All About Reptiles


Tish Rabe - 2009
    explore the world of reptiles!The Cat in the Hat travels the globe—in his trusty crocodile car—to explore the world of reptiles: lizards, snakes, turtles, and crocodilians. Along the way, young readers learn the characteristics shared by most reptiles; basic information about each group; quirky, fun facts about individual species; and much, much more. Cool creatures featured include komodo dragons, chameleons, geckos, cobras, leatherback turtles, frilled lizards—a virtual Who’s Who of the World’s Most Remarkable Reptiles. Young readers will slither in delight!

The Monster in the Bubble: A WorryWoo Tale


Andi Green - 2009
    He hides in his cozy bubble dreaming of all he could do if he just stepped outside. But what happens if Squeek's Bubble takes the step for him? Join Squeek through his whimsical adventures in The Monster In The Bubble.

The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors


Stan Berenstain - 2009
    Children will learn that being a good neighbor takes more than having a nice home.  The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors— part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books—is perfect for:Early readers, ages 4-8Reading out loud at home or in classroomsSparking conversations about being a good neighbor and not casting judgment The Berenstain Bears Love Their Neighbors :Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain familyContinues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain with the Berenstain Bears series of booksIs part of one of the bestselling children’s book series ever created, with more than 250 books published and nearly 300 million copies sold to date

Disney Fairies: The World of Fairies - At the Dawn of Pixie Hollow


Calliope Glass - 2009
    Fairies of all talents have always practiced their crafts here. Butterflies have always been herded, caterpillars sheared, and honeysuckle harvested. But long ago, Pixie Hollow was also a place where all four seasons coexisted. It was a very different era for Pixie Hollow - a Golden Age. Now you can learn all about the way things were long ago in the fairies' realm. This volume's abundance of fairy facts, profiles of your favorite pixies, and beautiful illustrations on every page makes it the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to uncover the secrets of the earliest recorded age of the Never fairies.

Quiet Bunny


Lisa McCue - 2009
    In this beautiful picture book by renowned artist Lisa McCue, Little Bunny discovers the importance - and pleasure - of dancing to your own kind of music.More than anything, Quiet Bunny loves the sounds of the forest: the birds chirping, the wind whispering shhhhh through the leaves, and, especially, the night song all the rabbits listen to.But, one day, he wonders: 'how can I join in?' Bunny wanders the woods asking animal after animal - but he just can't ch-cheet like the cricket, ssssss like the hissing snake, or o-uuuu like the howling wolves.Nothing feels just right - until Little Bunny finds the wonderful beat that's his and his alone.

How Deep Is the Sea? [With Poster]


Anna Milbourne - 2009
    Pipkin the penguin is always asking questions like 'How Big is a Million?' and 'How High is the Sky?' Now, he has a new question: 'How Deep is the Sea?' This book includes a fold-out poster that shows Pipkin diving into the sea, showing what can be found at different depths.

René Has Two Last Names / René tiene dos apellidos


Rene Colato Lainez - 2009
    An engaging bilingual picture book about a boy's clever efforts to help his classmates understand an Hispanic cultural tradition

Is This Normal?: Girls' Questions, Answered by the Editors of the Care & Keeping of You


Erin Falligant - 2009
    In this follow-up book, Is This Normal?, girls can read some of those letters, along with responses that may answer some of their own questions. The book isn't meant to be a substitute for conversations with parents. In fact, the last chapter of the book gives girls tips for talking with parents about puberty and other touchy topics. Armed with the information in this book, girls will feel ready for and excited about the changes ahead.