Best of
Childrens

2010

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You


Nancy Tillman - 2010
    . . I wanted you more than you'll ever know,so I sent love to follow wherever you go. . . .Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day.If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

Beautiful Oops!


Barney Saltzberg - 2010
    A smear. A smudge. A tear. When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful! A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

The Heart and the Bottle


Oliver Jeffers - 2010
    Then one day something occurred that caused the girl to take her heart and put it in a safe place.However, after that it seemed that more things were empty than before. Would she know when and how to get her heart back?

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes


Eric Litwin - 2010
    Along the way, his shoes change from white to red to blue to brown to WET as he steps in piles of strawberries, blueberries, and other big messes!But no matter what color his shoes are, Pete keeps movin' and groovin' and singing his song...because it's all good. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes asks the reader questions about the colors of different foods and objects—kids love to interact with the story.The fun never stops—download the free groovin’ song.

Memoirs of a Goldfish


Devin Scillian - 2010
    A personal account from a goldfish on life in his bowl as other intruders crowd him.

When I Grow Up


Al Yankovic - 2010
     Billy's classmates may have never considered careers in snail training or sumo wrestling before, but by the time the exuberant eight-year-old is done cataloging his dream jobs, they just might share his belief in unlimited potential! Virtuoso wordplay, irresistible rhythm, and laugh-out-loud humor abound in the first picture book by the one and only "Weird Al" Yankovic. This unbridled celebration of creativity and possibility invites readers of all ages to consider afresh what they want to be when they grow up.

Instructions


Neil Gaiman - 2010
    Sometimes, we need those two things the most" (Brightly.com, citing "Books That Teach Kids What It Means to Be a Kind Person").In this breathtaking jacketed picture book, Neil Gaiman's lyrical poem guides a novice traveler through the enchanted woods of a fairy tale—through lush gardens, a formidable castle, and over a perilous river—to find the way home again.Illustrated in full color by Charles Vess, Instructions features lush images of mythical creatures, magical landscapes, and canny princesses. Its message of the value of courage, wit, and wisdom makes it a perfect gift.

The Man in the Moon


William Joyce - 2010
    When a newly orphaned baby in the moon makes friends with the children of Earth, he seeks a way to ward off their fears and nightmares.Up there in the sky.Don’t you see him?No, not the moon.The Man in the Moon.He wasn’t always a man.Nor was he always on the moon.He was once a child.Like you.Until a battle,a shooting star,and a lost balloonled him on a quest.Meet the very first Guardian of Childhood.MiM, the Man in the Moon.

Zog


Julia Donaldson - 2010
    Zog, a young accident-prone dragon, who wants to be the best student in dragon school, is the keenest dragon in the school, but will he ever win a golden star?

The Sandwich Swap


Rania Al-Abdullah - 2010
    They like doing all the same things, and they always eat lunch together. Lily eats peanut butter and Salma eats hummus--but what's that between friends? It turns out, a lot. Before they know it, a food fight breaks out. Can Lily and Salma put aside their differences? Or will a sandwich come between them?The smallest things can pull us apart — until we learn that friendship is far more powerful than difference. In a glorious three-page gatefold at the end of the book, Salma, Lily, and all their classmates come together in the true spirit of tolerance and acceptance.

Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters


Barack Obama - 2010
    From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all of America’s children. Breathtaking, evocative illustrations by award-winning artist Loren Long at once capture the personalities and achievements of these great Americans and the innocence and promise of childhood. This beautiful book celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans, from our nation’s founders to generations to come. It is about the potential within each of us to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths. It is a treasure to cherish with your family forever.From the Hardcover edition.

The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts


Jan Berenstain - 2010
    In this addition to the Living Lights™ series of Berenstain Bears books, young readers will learn how to treat others with kindness. Children will discover ways to implement traditional values and share God’s goodness. The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts— part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights™ series of books—is perfect for:Early readers, ages 4-8Reading out loud at home or in a classroomStarting conversations with children about kindness, generosity, and grace The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts: 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

If I Could Keep You Little...


Marianne Richmond - 2010
    Perfect for Valentine's Day gifts, your family library, or a sweet read-aloud any day of the year.If I could keep you little, I'd keep you close to me. But then I'd miss you growing into who you're meant to be!If I Could Keep You Little speaks straight to every parent's heart, exploring the powerful feeling of wanting your child to grow up while savoring every moment. Sure to become a new favorite, this book showcases author/illustrator Marianne Richmond's ability to beautifully illustrate the complex emotions we all have.

Interrupting Chicken


David Ezra Stein - 2010
    But the chicken can’t help herself! Whether the tale is HANSEL AND GRETEL or LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD or even CHICKEN LITTLE, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters from doing some dangerous or silly thing. Now it’s the little red chicken’s turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? Energetically illustrated with glowing colors —and offering humorous story-within-a-story views —this all-too-familiar tale is sure to amuse (and hold the attention of ) spirited little chicks.

Billionaire Boy


David Walliams - 2010
    About a billion of them, in fact. You see, Joe's rich. Really, really rich. Joe's got his own bowling alley, his own cinema, even his own butler who is also an orangutan. He's the wealthiest twelve-year-old in the land.But Joe isn't happy. Why not? Because he's got a billion pounds… and not a single friend. But then someone comes along, someone who likes Joe for Joe, not for his money. The problem is, Joe's about to learn that when money is involved, nothing is what it seems.The best things in life are free, they say – and if Joe's not careful, he's going to lose them all…

Zero


Kathryn Otoshi - 2010
    When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . . . !" "Those numbers have value. That's why they count," she thinks. But how could a number worth nothing become something? Zero feels empty inside. She watches One having fun with the other numbers. One has bold strokes and squared corners. Zero is big and round with no corners at all. "If I were like One, then I can count too," she thinks. So she pushes and pulls, stretches and straightens, forces and flattens herself, but in the end she realizes that she can only be Zero. As budding young readers learn about numbers and counting, they are also introduced to accepting different body types, developing social skills and character, and learning what it means to find value in yourself and in others.

Mercy Watson: #1-6 [Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder]


Kate DiCamillo - 2010
    Included are:MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUEMERCY WATSON GOES FOR A RIDEMERCY WATSON FIGHTS CRIMEMERCY WATSON: PRINCESS IN DISGUISEMERCY WATSON THINKS LIKE A PIGMERCY WATSON: SOMETHING WONKY THIS WAY COMES

Beauty & the Beast: A Pop-up Book of the Classic Fairy Tale


Robert Sabuda - 2010
    Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a spectacular rose garden make this all-new pop-up masterpiece a must-have for your family's library.

Little Kids First Big Book of Animals


Catherine D. Hughes - 2010
    Filled with fluffy and scaly creatures big and small, this appealing book introduces the youngest explorers to the world of wildlife, using a child-friendly format inspired by the blockbuster National Geographic Little Kids magazine. This exciting new reference for the very young mirrors the magazine’s square shape, readable fonts, and fun content, to keep little ones thrilled with every colorful page.Little Kids First Big Book of Animals devotes four pages each to 32 high-interest creatures, including dolphins, tigers, butterflies, frogs, penguins, wolves, and pandas. More than 150 of National Geographic’s most charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, which feature just the kind of facts that little kids want to know—the creature’s size, diet, home, and more.Child-friendly text explains how animal parents take care of their young, how baby animals change as they grow, and how they learn to hunt and eat. The brief text, large type, and appealing profiles are perfect for young readers to enjoy on their own, or for parents and other caregivers to read aloud. These animal tales will quickly become favorites at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.

Disney Tangled


Ben Smiley - 2010
    . . lots of hair, when Disney Tangled comes to theaters Holiday 2010! This Little Golden Book retelling will thrill young children with its beautiful full-color illustrations.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/14/2010 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

City Dog, Country Frog


Mo Willems - 2010
    "You'll do," Frog says, and together they play Country Frog games. In summer, they meet again and play City Dog games. Through the seasons, whenever City Dog visits the country he runs straight for Country Frog's rock. In winter, things change for City Dog and Country Frog. Come spring, friendship blooms again, a little different this time.Mo Willems' spare, poignant text and Jon J. Muth's expressive watercolors team up to tell a story that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Little Owl Lost


Chris Haughton - 2010
    Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! With the earnest help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl goes in search of animals that fit his description of Mommy Owl. But while some are big (like a bear) or have pointy ears (like a bunny) or prominent eyes (like a frog), none of them have all the features that make up his mommy. Where could she be? A cast of adorable forest critters in neon-bright hues will engage little readers right up to the story's comforting, gently wry conclusion.

Sneezy the Snowman


Maureen Wright - 2010
    To warm up, he drinks cocoa, sits in a hot tub, stands near a warm fire – and melts! But the children know just what to do to build him up again – and make him feel "just right". Hilarity chills the air with playful mixed-media illustrations by Stephen Gilpin as Sneezy attempts to warm himself with some silly results.

The Paddington Treasury


Michael Bond - 2010
    Since then their lives have never been quite the same.... For ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is around.This sumptuous treasury celebrates Paddington's enduring popularity by bringing together six of his most popular stories:PaddingtonPaddington at the PalacePaddington at the ZooPaddington in the GardenPaddington and the Marmalade MazePaddington the Artist

Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2


Mary Pope Osborne - 2010
    But first he will have to explore yet another strange land. And when he finally does return home, he will have yet more dangerous enemies to face.This is the exciting conclusion to the series by best-selling author Mary Pope Osborne, retelling Homer's Odyssey, one of the most thrilling adventure stories of all time. This volume includes: Book Four: The Gray-Eyed GoddessBook Five: Return to IthacaBook Six: The Final Battle

Ivy and Bean Bundle Set 2


Annie Barrows - 2010
    It includes books 4, 5 and 6 in the series.

Potty


Leslie Patricelli - 2010
    There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud. "I did it!"

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee


Chris Van Dusen - 2010
    Magee seriesA snowy adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee is another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new. • Filled with charming, vibrant illustrations and playful, rhyming text• Chris Van Dusen is the author and illustrator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. MageeFans of the Mr. Magee series and Chris Van Dusen's If I Built a House and If I Built a Car will love this winter adventure with Mr. Magee. A lesson on overcoming obstacles with an easy to follow storyline, fun illustrations, and likable characters. • A fun read-aloud for families and elementary story time• Books for kids ages 4-8• Books for early and emergent readers

Sleepy Kittens


Cinco Paul - 2010
    But after Mama Cat brushes their fur, gives them some milk, and sings them a lullaby, one, two, three little kittens drift off to sleep. With gentle, rhythmic verse, little ones will love to snuggle up with these soft, cozy kitties at bedtime. Premiering July 3, 2020, Minions: The Rise of Gru, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2015 box-office hit, will feature more Minion mischief. © Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Pigeon Pack (4 Book Set)


Mo Willems - 2010
    At the same time, Willems puts readers in control, giving them a taste of what it's like to be the voice of reason. Readers will delight in telling the pigeon what to do-and perhaps recognize a bit of themselves in his over-the-top antics. What could be more fun? Includes Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!, Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!, and The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

An Awesome Book of Thanks


Dallas Clayton - 2010
    Crafted for children ages 0-1000, this timeless story is sure to be an instant classic, at home in the hands of anyone looking for the perfect reminder of just how beautiful life can be.

Children of God Storybook Bible


Desmond Tutu - 2010
    Many of the finest artists from around the world—such as Jago, E.B. Lewis, Javaka Steptoe, and Xiao Xin—have illustrated these favorite Bible stories from Desmond Tutu, connecting Scripture with the multitude of ethnicities across the globe.The Children of God Storybook Bible:Is perfect for readers ages 4 to 8 with a large format hardcoverShows how God works through history, ending each biblical story with a short prayer, personalizing the message for each reader’s own lifeFeatures Archbishop Desmond Tutu retelling 50 of his most beloved Bible storiesIncludes a presentation page for thoughtful gifting at birthdays, Christmas, baptisms, or anytime.Through the stunning illustrations and Tutu’s delightful words, readers will experience the Bible stories as if they were there, with Adam and Eve in the garden, with Noah on the ark, with Abraham in the desert, and with Jesus on the mountaintop.

Drama at Mouseford


Thea Stilton - 2010
    Who will be the star of the show?

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes


Jane O'Connor - 2010
    Nancy is thrilled to be making cupcakes for the bake sale! But will she remember to follow all of Mom's directions?Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes, 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.

Shine


Kate Maryon - 2010
    The trouble is, Tiff's mom doesn't buy things, she takes them. The fact is, Tiff's mom is a thief. When Carla gets caught, Tiff's shiny life is ruined. She's packed off to a remote island to live with Carla's family. A family her mom never even talks about and that Tiff has never even met! How can she survive in this dull, dull place? But the island of Sark isn't as awful as Tiff imagined it would be. The islanders are kind and honest and she's happy spending time with them. So three months later, when it's finally time for her mom to join her, Tiff can't help feeling more than a little bit worried.

The Usborne Book of Greek Myths


Anna Milbourne - 2010
    

Dead Man's Cove


Lauren St. John - 2010
    When she is sent to live with an uncle in St Ives, Cornwall, she's convinced that a life of adventure is hers at last. But everywhere she turns she's confronted with mysteries. Nothing is what it seems.Is Tariq, the shopkeeper's silent son, a friend or an enemy? Why does her uncle seem so intent on erasing his own past? And why is everyone so afraid of Dead Man's Cove?When Laura finds a message in a bottle, she embarks on a deadly quest, one that will test her detective skills to the limit and set her on a collision course with a gang of criminal masterminds who will stop at nothing to get their own way.

LMNO Peas


Keith Baker - 2010
    Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers; each one themed to a letter of the alphabet and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in.

What Does It Mean To Be Present?


Rana DiOrio - 2010
    Sound like? The rain outside your window. Smell like? Briny seaweed at the beach. Taste like? A bite of orange. Feel like? Allowing the rhythm of your breath, in and out … to make you feel peaceful.Follow a group of friends at school, at home, and at the beach as they experience just what it means to be present.

Carney's House Party / Winona's Pony Cart


Maud Hart Lovelace - 2010
    This beautiful combination edition of Carney's House Party and Winona's Pony Cart features a foreword by author Melissa Wiley and a never-before-published biography of Lovelace illustrator Vera Neville.Carney's House Party: In the summer of 1911, Caroline "Carney" Sibley is home from college and looking forward to hosting a monthlong house party—catching up with the old Crowd, including her friend Betsy Ray, and introducing them to her Vassar classmate Isobel Porteous. Romance is in the air with the return of Carney's high school sweetheart, Larry Humphreys, for whom she's pined all these years. Will she like him as well as she once did? Or will the exasperating Sam Hutchinson turn her head?Winona's Pony Cart: More than anything in the world, Winona Root wants a pony for her eighth birthday. Despite her father's insistence that it's out of the question, she's wishing so hard that she's sure she'll get one—at least, that's what she tells her friends Betsy, Tacy, and Tib. . . .

The Rose Cottage Tales


Emily Bearn - 2010
    But the holidays are upon them, and it seems to be the time of year when Arthur and Lucy, the disheveled human children of Rose Cottage, and bumbling veteran hero General Marchmouse are most likely to get into trouble. Tumtum and Nutmeg want to make things right, but first they'll have to outwit a wicked mouse named Purple Claw, face a crazed circus ringmaster, and even save Christmas!In three delightful new adventures, Tumtum and Nutmeg prove that big heroes come in tiny packages.

Kingdom of Color (Disney Tangled)


Melissa Lagonegro - 2010
    . . lots of hair, when Disney Tangled comes to theaters Holiday 2010! With super simple text and full-color illustrations, this Step 1 reader is based on Disney’s swashbuckling, computer-animated comedy.

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (Penguin Young Readers, L4)


Deborah Hautzig - 2010
    It is the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and meets extraordinary creatures. <br>

Children Make Terrible Pets


Peter Brown - 2010
    Meet Lucy's Pet. She calls him Squeaker. Lucy and Squeaker have the best day ever. Until things start to go wrong...Do children make terrible pets? What do you think?

Little Pink Pup


Johanna Kerby - 2010
    He was so small that the Kerby family didn?t think he would survive? so they brought him into the house where he met Tink, a new dachshund mom. When Tink saw Pink, she immediately adopted him into her family, and helped nurse him back to health. Pink thrived in his new family: the puppies didn?t mind that Pink looked nothing like them?he was just their size. This remarkable story has already garnered a great deal of media attention: the irresistible photographs documenting Pink and Tink?s relationship have appeared on Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Readers of all ages will be captivated by these adorable animals and the amazing bond that they share.

Little Bird


Germano Zullo - 2010
    Unable to go any further, he opens the back door of his truck and a flock of birds flies out, but, as the man soon discovers, a small timid bird remains. Surprised and delighted, the man acts kindly towards the bird and an intimacy develops. After lunch, the man tries to show the bird that he should fly off and join his friends. The man's comic attempt at flight deepens the encounter between these two very different creatures. Soon the bird flies off and the man drives away, but in a surprise twist the bird and his friends return, and in a starkly lyrical moment we see them all experience something entirely new.Germano Zullo is a prolific writer and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland. He writes for adults and children alike, and has written many popular children's comics and stories.Albertine has illustrated loads of children's books and also illustrates for many of the daily French newspapers in Switzerland. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts in Geneva.

The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities and Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist


Emily Winfield Martin - 2010
    You’ll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you’d like.With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you’ll also learn to:• Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card   • Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait   • Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like   • Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes   • Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops   • Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors   • And so much more! So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare


Rosie Dickins - 2010
    The stories of six of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, beautifully retold and illustrated for children growing in reading confidence.Includes Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and The Tempest as well as a short biography of the bard himself.Each story is introduced with a summary and pictures of the characters.With internet links to websites where children can listen to extracts from the plays and find out more about William Shakespeare.

Encyclopedia Mythologica: Gods and Heroes Pop-Up


Matthew Reinhart - 2010
    Only gods, of course, could push the sun across the sky,forge entire continents, and impel mountains to touch the clouds. In this stunning volume, the incomparable team of Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda take us to Ra-Atum’s land in Ancient Egypt; above the Grecian clouds to Zeus’s Mount Olympus; up to Norse god Odin’s frozen north; to the Far East, where the Jade Emperor sits in the heavens; into the wilds of Oceania, where Pele’s volcanic rage simmers below the earth; and to many more lands and times, all rich with sacred myths and legends.

It's Christmas, David!


David Shannon - 2010
    Always in the background, we know Santa Claus is watching, soon to decide if David deserves a shiny new fire truck or a lump of coal under the tree. From playing with delicate ornaments to standing in an endlessly long line for Santa, here are common Christmas activities--but with David's naughty trimmings. A surefire hit that is destined to be an annual classic.

The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving


Jan Berenstain - 2010
    Children will discover that Christmas is more than receiving gifts when they read about Brother and Sister Bear at the Christmas Eve pageant. The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving — part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights series of books—is perfect for:Early readers ages 4-8Reading out loud at home or in a classroomSparking conversations about the joy of giving to others and having an attitude of gratitudeThe Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving:Features the hand-drawn artwork of the Berenstain familyContinues in the much-loved footsteps of Stan and Jan Berenstain as part of 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

Tuck Me In!


Dean Hacohen - 2010
    The moon is rising. All the baby animals, from peacocks to pigs to zebras, are ready for bed. Will you tuck them in and say good night? Just turn the pages and the big inviting flaps that serve as blankets cover each little creature up to its chin. This simple but endlessly satisfying novelty, with its array of goggle-eyed baby animals, bold patterns, and vibrant colors, is sure to be the book of choice for little ones everywhere, night after night.

The Mad Scientists' Club: Complete Collection


Bertrand R. Brinley - 2010
    Yep, that's right. All 12 individual tales and the two novels combined into one book. The book is big enough that your friends will notice it and ask you what's in it. You can proudly tell them that you have the complete Mad Scientists' Club works in your hands and can find anything they might want to know about the gang. Even better, you can carry this around wherever you go and have every story right at your fingertips. And, like all paperbacks, after a while it will become dog-eared from constant use as you read and re-read the exploits of the seven junior geniuses of Mammoth Falls. Written between 1961 and 1986, here is the Complete Collection of Bertrand R. Brinley's Mad Scientists' Club stories containing The Mad Scientists' Club, The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists' Club, The Big Kerplop! and The Big Chunk of Ice. All complete with illustrations by Charles Geer.

Papertoy Monsters: Make Your Very Own Amazing Papertoys!


Brian Castleforte - 2010
    Papertoys, the Internet phenomenon that’s hot among graphic designers and illustrators around the world, now comes to kids in the coolest new book. Created and curated by Brian Castleforte, a graphic designer and papertoy pioneer who rounded up 25 of the hottest papertoy designers from around the world (Indonesia, Japan, Australia, Italy, Croatia, Chile, even Jackson, Tennessee), Papertoy Monsters offers 50 fiendishly original die-cut designs that are ready to pop out, fold, and glue. The book interleaves card stock with paper stock for a unique craft package; the graphics are colorful and hip, combining the edginess of anime with the goofy fun of Uglydolls and other collectibles. Plus each character comes with its own back-story.And the results are delicious: meet Pharaoh Thoth Amon, who once ruled Egypt but is now a mummy who practices dark magic in his sarcophagus. Or Zumbie the Zombie, who loves nothing more than a nice plate of brains and yams. NotSoScary, a little monster so useless at frightening people that he has to wear a scary mask. Yucky Chuck, the lunchbox creature born in the deepest depths of your school bag. Plus Zeke, the monster under your bed, Nom Nom, eater of cities, and Grumpy Gramps, the hairy grandpa monster with his very own moustache collection.

The Little Hummingbird


Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas - 2010
    The illustrated story is supplemented by a natural and cultural history of hummingbirds, as well as an inspiring message from Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai.The evocative artwork by internationally renowned Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas complements the optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for their home and the planet.

The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree


Jan Berenstain - 2010
    In this addition to the Living Lights™ series of Berenstain Bears books, young readers will identify what behaviors are frustrating or hurtful. Children will learn the importance of controlling their emotions and the process of forgiveness. The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree— part of the popular Zonderkidz Living Lights™ series of books—is perfect for:Early readers, ages 4-8Reading out loud at home or in a classroomBeginning ongoing conversations about forgiveness and how to be a good person The Berenstain Bears and the Forgiving Tree: 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

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: Pop-Up Book


Roald Dahl - 2010
    Charlie Bucket can't believe his luck when he finds a Golden Ticket and wins the chance of a lifetime: a magical day witnessing the miraculous creation of the most delectable eatables ever made.

Princess Bedtime Stories


Walt Disney Company - 2010
    With over 250 beautiful illustrations and gilded pages, this charming collection will have little girls drifting off to sleep with visions of their favorite princesses in their heads.

Disney Tangled: Rapunzel's Amazing Hair


Kiki Thorpe - 2010
    With illustrations by one of the animators from the film, and fun, simple rhymes, this picture book focuses on the funny and amazingly unexpected things Rapunzel does with her long golden tresses.

A Porcupine in a Pine Tree: A Canadian 12 Days of Christmas


Helaine Becker - 2010
    Delightful and Whimsical Story!

Alice-Miranda at School


Jacqueline Harvey - 2010
    When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins . . . only not quite as Alice-Miranda expects. The minute she sets foot on the school's manicured grounds, she senses that something is wrong: Miss Grimm, the headmistress, is nowhere to be seen, the gardens have no flowers, and a mysterious stranger seems to be hiding out on the premises. But that's not all. Some girls are mean and spoiled, like Alethea Goldsworthy. Can Alice-Miranda defeat Alethea in one of three difficult tests she must pass to remain at school? Will she discover Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale's big secret--and make things right? Well, if anyone can, it's spunky Alice-Miranda!

Rosita y Conchita: A Rhyming Storybook in English and Spanish


Eric Gonzalez - 2010
    This heartfelt story book rhymes in English & Spanish. Includes how to make your own sugar skulls.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!


Lucille Colandro - 2010
    What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That's right, a scarecrow!Perfect for back-to-school time.

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life


Carol McCloud - 2010
    Not only does she talk about new levels of bucket filling and bucket dipping, but this book goes into depth about how to put a lid on your bucket. There are examples of how important situations in life need a lid to protect our buckets from being empty. This beautifully illustrated book will offer be a keepsake for children and Full description

The Lost Children


Carolyn Cohagan - 2010
    She's given a new pair every week by her father, a sullen man known best for his insistence that the citizens in town wear gloves at all times. A world away, the children of Gulm have been taken. No one knows where they might be, except the mysterious and terrifying leader of the land: The Master. He rules with an iron fist, using two grotesque creatures to enforce his terrible reign. When a peculiar boy named Fargus shows up on Josephine's property and then disappears soon afterward, she follows him without a second thought and finds herself magically transported to Gulm. After Fargus introduces her to his tough-as-nails friend Ida, the three of them set off on an adventure that will test everything Josephine has ever thought about the rules of the universe, leading to a revelation about the truth of the land of Gulm, and of Josephine's own life back home.

Calm-Down Time


Elizabeth Verdick - 2010
    Through rhythmic text and warm illustrations, this gentle, reassuring book offers toddlers simple tools to release strong feelings, express them, and calm themselves down. Children learn to use their calm-down place—a quiet space where they can cry, ask for a hug, sing to themselves, be rocked in a grown-up’s arms, talk about feelings, and breathe: “One, two, three . . . I’m calm as can be. I’m taking care of me.” After a break, toddlers will feel like new—and adults will, too. Books include tips for parents and caregivers.

Even Monsters Need Haircuts


Matthew McElligott - 2010
    Although his customers are mostly regulars, they are anything but normal-after all, even monsters need haircuts. Business is steady all night, and this barber is prepared for anything with his scissors, rotting tonic, horn polish, and stink wax. It's a tough job, but someone's got to help these creatures maintain their ghoulish good looks.Perfect for Halloween, this is a hilarious story about a boy who follows in his father's footsteps . . . in his own monstrously unique way.

Star Wars ABC


Scholastic Inc. - 2010
    With artistic alliterative text that describes each image and emphasizes each letter, Star Wars: ABC is a completely new way to learn about the legendary story of Star Wars. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 7/1/2010 Pages: 26 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up

My Dad Loves Me


Marianne Richmond - 2010
    A USA Today Bestseller!My dad plays with me.My dad naps with meMy dad protects meFeaturing adorable illustrations from Marianne Richmond, My Dad Loves Me! illustrates all the ways dad shows his love to his children! Kids can relive their best times with Dad every day!A great Father's Day gift, birthday gift, or just a way to show love to dad any day!

Tubby


Leslie Patricelli - 2010
    And what would tubby time be without running away naked and shiny clean--only to be scooped up and tickled? A beloved bedtime ritual takes on new joy in Leslie Patricelli's bright artwork, exuberant language, and simple, familiar scenes.

Bink & Gollie


Kate DiCamillo - 2010
    Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends.

The Children of the Lost


Franklin W. Dixon - 2010
    Every time a child disappears, the word "LOST" has appeared outside their tent…and they are never heard from again. The boys think they’ve got things covered; they’re ATAC agents after all. But when an "L" appears outside their tent their first night in the woods, things take a turn for the creepy.

Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots


Kes Gray - 2010
    There's so much new stuff to learn, such as how water witches turn fishermen into dog poop, why supermarkets don't stock "picnic-y" things like lemonade and chicken wings on the same shelf, and why it's a really, really bad idea to use wriggly tiggly maggots as catapult ammunition.

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles


Jane O'Connor - 2010
    After all, they are lavender. They are glittery. And best of all, they come in a silver case. So when Bree tells Nancy all about her trip to the eye doctor, Nancy can't help but wonder if her own eyesight is perhaps getting a little blurry too. . . .Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spetacles is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. The back matter features a list of the rich vocabulary words that are used throughout the story along with their definition.

Hugless Douglas


David Melling - 2010
    He goes to try and find one -- but none of them seem quite right. Join Douglas on his search for the perfect bear hug!

The Very Bad Book


Andy Griffiths - 2010
    In a very bad wood,There was a very bad house.And in that very bad house,There was a very bad room.And in that very bad room,There was a very bad cupboard.And in that very bad cupboard,There was a very bad shelf.And on that very bad shelf,There was a very bad box.And in that very bad box,There was a VERY BAD BOOK...AND THIS IS IT!!!

How to Clean a Hippopotamus: A Look at Unusual Animal Partnerships


Steve Jenkins - 2010
    Find out why a mongoose comes running when a warthog lies down, how a crab and an iguana help each other out, why ravens follow wolves, and more. Witness the ingenious lifestyles of some of the world’s most unusual animal partners in this book of curious biology, a symbiotic collaboration by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.

Shadow


Suzy Lee - 2010
    A light bulb. An imaginative little girl.Internationally acclaimed artist Suzy Lee uses these simple elements to create a visual tour de force that perfectly captures the joy of creative play and celebrates the power of imagination. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of color, present an adventure that begins and ends with the click of a light bulb.

Good Night, Little Sea Otter


Janet Halfmann - 2010
    Full color.

The Way I Act


Steve Metzger - 2010
    The friendly verses and bold illustrations convey many positive ideas of how to act in a variety of situations. In the companion book, The Way I Feel, children learned that feelings come and go and simply are. A little older now, they are ready to think about the ability they have to control how things turn out. Like The Way I Feel, this book is ideal for children with autism.(Ages 4-9)

The World of Beverly Cleary Collection - 15 Book Ultimate Boxed Set! Ramona and More! (Beverly Cleary)


Beverly Cleary - 2010
    Mouse, henry Huggins, henry and Beezus, Henry and Ribsy, Ribsy, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Beezus and Ramon, Ramona’s World, and Ellen Tebbits.

The Unstoppable Ramona and Beezus (Beezus and Ramona, #5-8)


Beverly Cleary - 2010
    Four fantastic books about these much-loved sisters in one bumper editionBeezus and Ramona are sisters, and sisters are supposed to love each other - right? Wrong! Ramona thinks she's being helpful but as far as Beezus is concerned, she's just an embarrassing and annoying little pest.The Unstoppable Beezus and Ramona contains the second four Beezus and Ramona books in one edition.

Bridget's Beret


Tom Lichtenheld - 2010
    So when her beloved hat blows away, Bridget searches for it high and low. She files a Missing Beret Report. She even considers other hats, but none of them feel quite right. It’s no use; without her beret, Bridget can’t seem to draw. How will she overcome her artist’s block?Make sure to check out Bridget’s notebook scribbles at the end of the book for her thoughts and facts on art!Bridget's Beret is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day


Kaya Doi - 2010
    Chirri and Chirra travel into the heart of an ice palace, where they discover all sorts of wonderful sights!

The Usborne Big Book of Big Dinosaurs


Alex Frith - 2010
    Open the huge fold-out pages to discover some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying of all creatures-from the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus.

Daring to Dream


Suzanne Weyn - 2010
    and the start of an exciting new horse series!Taylor Henry loves horses, but her single mom can't afford riding lessons, much less a horse. So when she discovers an abandoned gelding and pony, Taylor is happy just to be around them.But the rescued animals have nowhere to go, and Taylor is running out of time to find them a good home. Could the empty old barn on Wildwood Lane be the answer? And could Taylor's wildest dream -- of a horse to call her own -- finally be coming true?

Pigs to the Rescue: A Picture Book


John Himmelman - 2010
    Broken-down tractors, kites stuck in trees--they're always having problems! It's a good thing they have such helpful farm animals on hand.This time around, the pigs want to pitch in, and boy, do they ever! The Greenstalks soon find, though, that life might just be a little easier without their help... Pigs to the Rescue is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Art & Max


David Wiesner - 2010
    Arthur is an accomplished painter; Max is a beginner. Max’s first attempt at using a paintbrush sends the two friends on a whirlwind trip through various artistic media, which turn out to have unexpected pitfalls. Although Max is inexperienced, he’s courageous—and a quick learner. His energy and enthusiasm bring the adventure to its triumphant conclusion. Beginners everywhere will take heart.

Don't Wake the Bear!


Steve Smallman - 2010
    The animals have to be especially quiet so they don't wake the bear. After tiptoeing with wobbling plates and party cake, they are almost ready to begin. The last thing left to do is fill the party balloons, but a little hare gets a little too excited and fills the balloons a little too much--POP! What are the animals going to do when the bear wakes up?

Chester's Masterpiece


Mélanie Watt - 2010
     When Chester (the cat) announces he's taking over for Mélanie Watt on this book due to some technical difficulties*, Mélanie begs to differ. She tells him that no one will want to publish his messy book. And she demands that he return her supplies so she can get to work. Chester insists he can create the best, most original story anyone has ever read in their entire nine lives. Only, his attempts don't quite work. Even with Mélanie's prodding, Chester struggles to find his own story to tell. Hmm ... will the real author and illustrator have the last laugh after all? *Mélanie's art supplies and computer mouse have mysteriously gone missing. Here's another hilarious Chester picture book from award-winning and bestselling author-illustrator Mélanie Watt. The story is told through the dialogue between Watt, who communicates on sticky notes, and Chester, whose comments are tucked around his creations, which sprawl across the spreads and include loads of tape, staples, and torn-out notebook paper. Chester himself, as drawn by Watt, and his trusty red marker dominate the action, and the pure silly fun makes this a popular read-aloud. Bits of humor can be found all over the pages - including running commentary from an actual mouse - encouraging visual literacy. With its wry take on the creative process and how good stories are constructed, this is also a perfect companion to lessons on the parts of story, including genre, setting, plot and characters.

Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot


Anna Branford - 2010
    This is not just a SILLY WISH. It is instead the start of a VERY IMPORTANT idea. But what she needs is a PLOT. A BRILLIANT plot. Introducing readers to a new warm and loveable character, Violet Mackerel’s Brilliant Plot is a story not to be missed.

Too Hot to Hug!


Steve Smallman - 2010
    Then suddenly: Tap! Tap! Crack! out hatches a baby fire dragon! From then on, Crumpet the dragon is Rupert's best friend. But soon Crumpet starts to grow. And as he grows, he gets ... HOTTER!

Pandas


Anne Schreiber - 2010
    Everyone loves to watch them play, climb, cuddle, and chew. But careful, they can scratch too—just look at that tree! Pandas live in wild places very faraway, and they are the STAR ATTRACTIONS of every zoo that keeps them safe and well, all over the world.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Diary of a Soccer Star


Shamini Flint - 2010
    But his Dad is convinced that Marcus has magic in his feet. Read the hilarious diary of a reluctant soccer star and how Marcus scores a goal in a way no one has seen before!

Hello, Animals!


Smriti Prasadam-Halls - 2010
    With first words to join in with, this stunning book will captivate sparkly little babies everywhere.

Bats


Elizabeth Carney - 2010
    They flock by the hundreds, and they sleep while hanging upside down! In this beautifully photographed Level 2 Reader, kids learn about one of the most interesting creatures around—and discover the bat’s unique place in the wild and in the world. The high-interest topic, expertly written text, and bonus learning activity lay the groundwork for a successful and rewarding reading experience.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

The Awesome Official Guide to Club Penguin


Katherine Noll - 2010
    Readers will get tips on how to play games on the site, how to adopt a puffle, decorate their igloo, and much more. Full color.

Grandma's Gloves


Cecil Castellucci - 2010
    Her home brims with plants and blossoms, and on hot days, she waters her granddaughter, her “most special flower of all,” with the garden hose. But a day comes when Grandma is no longer there to care for the little girl, who feels sad and small and alone until she remembers all that her grandmother taught her — and all that she now has to teach. Full of light and life and the solace of green growing things, this moving and beautifully illustrated picture book explores a timeless bond with warmth and joy.

Peter and the Whimper-Whineys


Sherrill S. Cannon - 2010
    Peter's mother warns him that if he cannot stop whining and crying, he'll have to go live with the Whimper-Whineys. His adventure continues as he later hops into the woods and finds lots of frightening Whimper-Whineymen! He discovers that the Whimper-Whineys are very ill-mannered and rude, and that everything is sour in Whimper-Whineland. He decides his mother was right...If only he can get back home...! According to a recent Critique, "I cannot imagine any parent or guardian not wanting to read this book to their child!... Parents everywhere applaud you!" Sherrill S. Cannon is also the author of the popular Santa's Birthday Gift, published by Eloquent Books in November, 2009. Cannon, a former teacher, enjoys the creative process and says her goal in each book is to teach good manners, as well as caring for others. She is already working on several new children's books. Publisher's Web site: http: //www.strategicpublishinggroup.com/titl...

Porcupette Finds a Family


Vanita Oelschlager - 2010
    He wants to have an attachment to the bear family he finds, but is afraid his "bear" mother and "bear" brother and sister will leave him too. This causes him to act out his fears inways that jeopardize acceptance from his adopted family. However, with the understanding and help of Mother Bear, Porcupette finally accepts that he is truly loved and wanted despite, or maybe because of, his differences.