Best of
Childrens

2012

Maps


Aleksandra Mizielinska - 2012
    It features not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with every region of our planet.

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing


Sally Lloyd-Jones - 2012
    Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing shares profound spiritual truths from the Bible told in a conversational tone—drawing insights from creation, history, science, the writings of great thinkers and preachers and writers, and more—to turn the reader’s eyes toward the God who loves them with a Never Stopping, Never Giving Up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.Perfect for family devotions, bedtime, story time, or even as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible, this accessible yet theologically rich book reveals biblical truth in word and image-all working together and designed to do one thing: to make the reader’s heart sing.

Deluxe Dork Diaries


Rachel Renée Russell - 2012
    Titles in This Set: Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary; Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries: Party Time; Dork Diaries: Pop Star

If I Built a House


Chris Van Dusen - 2012
    B. White Award-winning picture book If I Built a CarIn If I Built a Car, imaginative Jack dreamed up a whimsical fantasy ride that could do just about anything. Now he's back and ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack's limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.Chris Van Dusen's vibrant illustrations marry retro appeal with futuristic style as he, once again, gives readers a delightfully rhyming text that absolutely begs to be read aloud.

The Mysterious Benedict Society Collection


Trenton Lee Stewart - 2012
    This hardcover boxed set includes all five books in the New York Times bestselling series: The Mysterious Benedict Society, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey, The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma, The Mysterious Benedict Society: Mr. Benedict's Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict.Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, these wildly inventive journeys are sure to delight.

All Work and No Play: A Collection of Sundays


Lincoln Peirce - 2012
    Enjoy more than two years of Sunday cartoons, portraying the colorful life of  Nate Wright. This spunky eleven-year-old holds the school record for detentions and is in little chance of losing that distinction, but that doesn't stop him from dreaming big!He's a self-described genius, a sixth-grade renaissance man, and a full-fledged believer in his future as a cartoonist. Equipped with a No. 2 pencil and the unshakable belief that he is No. 1, Nate fights a daily battle against overzealous teachers, undercooked cafeteria food, and all-around conventionality.

The One and Only Ivan


Katherine Applegate - 2012
    Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephant, and Bob, a stray dog. But mostly Ivan thinks about art and how to capture the taste of a mango or the sound of leaves with color and a well-placed line.Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes. When Ruby arrives, change comes with her, and it’s up to Ivan to make it a change for the better.Katherine Applegate blends humor and poignancy to create Ivan’s unforgettable first-person narration in a story of friendship, art, and hope.

Penguin and Pinecone


Salina Yoon - 2012
    When curious Penguin finds a lost pinecone in the snow, their friendship grows into something extraordinary!

My T-Rex Has A Toothache


Elwyn Tate - 2012
    It's such a sorry sight! My T-Rex has a toothache it's put him off his food he wont eat porkchops... Triceratops... or anything that's stewed" Best read in landscape Fully optimized for Kindle Fire and IPad What does a boy do when he's pet T-Rex has a toothache? A fun book to read a-loud, told in rhyme and colorfully illustrated throughout.

LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia


Claire Sipi - 2012
    Divided into chapters for each series, the first part of the book examines the 2011 Ninja and their locations, weapons, and dragons. Next discovered are the Ninja's enemies, the evil Skeleton Army, and their vehicles. The second part of the book covers the 2012 sets, introducing the newest Ninja minifigures and locations, and their Serpentine enemies. Ninja Files in this section relate to the most recent set that the minifigure has appeared in, although he or she may have featured in more than one set. The final part of the book has a comprehensive list of all the Ninjago minifigures and sets for all fact-loving LEGO fans!

The Dinosaur that Pooped Christmas


Tom Fletcher - 2012
    

Sky Color


Peter H. Reynolds - 2012
    So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can’t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come.

A is for Activist


Innosanto Nagara - 2012
    A is for Activist is an ABC board book for the next generation of progressives: Families that want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and so on.

Llama Llama Time to Share


Anna Dewdney - 2012
    Make a moat. Nelly's dolly sails a boat. What can Llama Llama add? Maybe sharing's not so bad. Llama Llama has new neighbors! Nelly Gnu and her mama stop by for a play date, but Llama's not so sure it's time to share all his toys. Maybe just his blocks? It could be fun to make a castle with Nelly . . . But wait--Nelly has Llama's little Fuzzy Llama! The fun turns to tears when Fuzzy Llama is ripped in two, "all because of Nelly Gnu!" Mama comes to the rescue and fixes Fuzzy, but she makes it clear: "I'll put Fuzzy on the stairs, until you're sure that you can share." Fun to read aloud and helpful to children and parents alike, Llama Llama Time to Share is for any child who needs a little encouragement in sharing.

Pokemon: Essential Handbook


Cris Silvestri - 2012
    Handbooks, sticker books, create & trace, readers, and more.It's everything you ever wanted to know about every Pokemon -- all in one place! This revised and updated edition of the 2008 bestseller has stats and facts kids need to know about all 646 Pokemon. The book includes 64 new pages focusing on the 153 new Pokemon that just debuted in the Pokemon Black & White videogames.The revised & updated Ultimate Handbook is an absolute must-have for Pokemon fans. It's sure to be a bestseller with kids of all ages.

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs


Mo Willems - 2012
    . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.Definitely not!This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original--it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

The Three Ninja Pigs


Corey Rosen Schwartz - 2012
    Good thing their sister has been training every day to master some serious karate moves that save the day. KIYA!Corey Rosen Schwartz serves up a fun combination of smart-aleck dialogue and tongue-in-cheek rhymes that'll have kids howling, and rising star Dan Santat's spunky illustrations are sure to pack a punch!

Awful Auntie


David Walliams - 2012
    But with mischievous and irrepressible Soot, the cockney ghost of a chimney sweep, alongside her Stella is determined to fight back... And sometimes a special friend, however different, is all you need to win through.

An Awesome Book of Love!


Dallas Clayton - 2012
    In this follow-up to the fresh and exuberant An Awesome Book! take a walk on the loving side, as the snappy rhyme perfectly details just how your heart feels. Each page is filled with more of the colorful and vivacious illustrations that were hallmarks of An Awesome Book! giving readers a surplus of eye candy as they read along. This book is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day, or really just any day you'd like to remind your special someones how much they are loved.

A Dog Called Homeless


Sarah Lean - 2012
    Talking doesn’t always make things happen, however much you want them to."When Cally Fisher sees her dead mother, real as anything, no one believes her. So Cally stops talking – what’s the point if no one is listening?The only other living soul who sees Cally's mum is a mysterious wolfhound who always seems to be there when her mum appears. But without a voice, how will Cally convince anyone that her mum is still with them, and how will she ever persuade her Dad that the huge silver-grey dog is their last link with her?An outstandingly assured debut novel from a sparkling new talent.

Playtime With Monster


Michael Yu - 2012
    Eric hates brushing his teeth. Eric hates putting on his pajamas. Let's face it, Eric hates getting ready for bed. Thankfully, Eric's mom and dad have the perfect plan to help their little boy. Find out what a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a monster has to do with it.

Disney Bedtime Favorites


Walt Disney Company - 2012
    Updated story selections will feature characters from Finding Nemo, Cars 2, Toy Story 3, The Lion King, and more. Gilded pages and over 250 illustrations make this an ideal gift.

The Deep and Snowy Wood


Elwyn Tate - 2012
    Who could this special person be?See if you can guess.Ages 2 and upThe Deep and Snowy Wood is a Christmas/Winter picture book. Told in rhyme it tells the story of 3 animals making their way through the wood. The other animals of the wood are curious and follow the three to see what they know.At the end the happy secret is revealed.

What Makes a Baby


Cory Silverberg - 2012
    Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.

Wheel-Mouse vs All The Crazy Robots


Celyn Lawrence - 2012
    All profits are going to a hospice charity that helps care for terminally ill and life-limited children.See it here: http://wheel-mouse.blogspot.co.uk/201...Buy it for kindle on Amazon.The story comes from my severely disabled daughter, Celyn (aged 8). She used a head-switch and communication device & I did the illustrations.

Q&A a Day for Kids: A Three-Year Journal


Betsy Franco - 2012
    Also great for kids who want to keep a time capsule of their own whimsical thoughts and serious ideas about the world.     Inspired by the previous bestselling Potter Style title, Q&A a Day, this journal is the perfect family keepsake. A question by children's author Betsy Franco is featured for each day with only a few lines provided for a response, making this journal the ultimate no-fuss record keeper. Simply turn to today's date and record your child's answer. When you finish the year, move on to the next section. As the years go by you'll notice how your child's answers evolve, sometimes silly, sometimes precocious, but always interesting. The diary can be started on any day of the year and makes a terrific keepsake or gift for parents.

Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon


Patty Lovell - 2012
    Molly Lou heard all about how her grandma didn't have fancy store-bought toys when she was little. She made dolls out of twigs and flowers and created her own fun in her backyard. So Molly Lou does just that, proving that the best thing to play with is a huge imagination!

Llama Llama Nighty-Night


Anna Dewdney - 2012
    Toddlers will love this perfect read-aloud.

Bear Says Thanks


Karma Wilson - 2012
    There’s just one problem: Bear’s cupboards are bare! What is he to do? Karma Wilson’s playful text and Jane Chapman’s charming illustrations bring to life this celebration of family and friendship. Young readers will delight in discovering the special gift Bear has to share.

RatBurger


David Walliams - 2012
    Hot on the heels of bestselling Gangsta Granny comes another hilarious, action-packed and touching novel - the story of a little girl called Zoe. Things are not looking good for Zoe. Her stepmother Sheila is so lazy she gets Zoe to pick her nose for her. The school bully Tina Trotts makes her life a misery - mainly by flobbing on her head. And now the evil Burt from Burt's Burgers is after her pet rat! And guess what he wants to do with it? The clue is in the title...From the author that is being called 'a new Roald Dahl', Ratburger is not to be missed!

Bedtime Little Bear


John Lancer - 2012
    He wants to keep playing. When Mother Bear and the forest animals call to him, he pretends he can’t hear. But the sun is sinking and soon it will be dark. Will Little Bear find his way home before night time comes? Find out in this magical, moonlit, bedtime story.

Pete the Cat Saves Christmas


Eric Litwin - 2012
    Spend the holidays with your favorite blue cat! In this rockin' spin on the traditional tale The Night Before Christmas, Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.

Jesus Calling Bible Storybook


Sarah Young - 2012
    God loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die for our sins and made a plan for us to live forever with Him.From creation to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to the apostles and the early church, Jesus has always been present with those who trust Him. This book helps children understand Jesus’ role throughout the Old Testament, the New Testament, and their lives today. The stories will teach them about the Bible, and the devotions will lead them to an early and close walk with Jesus.

Chopsticks


Amy Krouse Rosenthal - 2012
    But one day, this inseparable pair comes to a fork in the road. And for the very first time, they have to figure out how to function apart. From New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal and rising artistic talent Scott Magoon, this witty and inventive tale celebrates both independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.

How to Babysit a Grandpa


Jean Reagan - 2012
    series -- about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream), what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play). Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!

Creepy Carrots!


Aaron Reynolds - 2012
    Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots.He eats them on the way to school.He eats them going to Little League.He eats them walking home.Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious eBook with audio that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.

Peanuts: It's Tokyo, Charlie Brown


Charles M. Schulz - 2012
    Charlie Brown can’t believe his team was picked, but even with the addition of a sports star like Peppermint Patty, do they have any hope of winning? Between seeing the sights and taking in the best of Japanese culture, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Peppermint Patty and the rest of everyone’s favorite characters still manage to be their incorrigible selves.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13


Lemony Snicket - 2012
    Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End.If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to exposure yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.

Z Is for Moose


Kelly Bingham - 2012
    Zebra wants to put on a show as simple as A-B-C, but Zebra's friend Moose has other (unexpected and hilarious) ideas. Full color.

The Guardians: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King; E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!; Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies


William Joyce - 2012
    You’ve known them since before you can remember and you’ll know them till your memories are like twilight: Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the others. But where did they come from? How did they become beloved and worthy of holidays? And what nefarious evildoer prompts them to band together and protect the children of the world? Answers are revealed and imaginations unfurl in this this treasure trove of a boxed set. Both a standalone collectible and the ideal complement to the mesmerizing Dreamworks Animation movie Rise of the Guardians, this set includes the first three titles in the Guardians chapter book series: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King, E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth’s Core!, and Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies.

The Secret Promise


Paula Harrison - 2012
    Her three friends feel the same, so they slip out after dinner. A zip wire in the dark is excellent fun! But things take a serious turn when the girls find a trapped deer in the forest. Who would do such an awful thing, and why?

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?


Brianna Caplan Sayres - 2012
    Young readers will identify with fire engines, tractors and monster trucks as the vehicles ask for one more story while their mommy trucks tuck them in, and their daddy trucks sing a goodnight song. Children who can't get enough of trucks will love Brianna Caplan Sayres things-that-go bedtime story.

Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action


Ruby Roth - 2012
    Broadening the scope of her popular first book That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, Roth illustrates how our daily choices ripple out locally and globally, conveying what we can do to protect animals, the environment, and people across the world. Roth explores the many opportunities we have to make ethical decisions: refusing products tested on or made from animals; avoiding sea parks, circuses, animal races, and zoos; choosing to buy organic food; and more. Roth’s message is direct but sensitive, bringing into sharp focus what it means to “put our love into action.” Featuring empowering back-of-the-book resources on action children can take themselves, this is the next step for adults and kids alike to create a more sustainable and compassionate world.

Crafty Chloe


Kelly DiPucchio - 2012
    But crafting isn’t easy, and it’s beginning to look like she won’t have a great idea in time. Fortunately, with a good doodle session and a whole lot of glitter to inspire her, Chloe figures out just the thing to save the day—and with a little help from her trusty glue gun, she just might save a friendship, too!This inventive and irresistible picture book will have young readers itching to reach for their googly eyes.Check out CraftyChloe.com to learn how to make the cool crafts featured in the book!

The Little Mermaid


Robert Sabuda - 2012
    Amazing three-dimensional paper structures pop off each page, bringing this classic underwater adventure to life. This visually stunning tale of adventure, true love, and sacrifice is sure to become a favorite in any story-lover’s library.

Are You a Cow?


Sandra Boynton - 2012
    As readers answer the chicken’s questions, they’ll gain animal recognition skills as well as an important understanding: No matter who we are, it’s great to just be ourselves.     From the author and illustrator of such bestselling classics as Moo, Baa, La La La! and A to Z, this cheerful, witty board book is sure to delight children and parents alike with Sandra Boynton’s trademark sense of humor.

This Moose Belongs to Me


Oliver Jeffers - 2012
    He hadn't always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel. Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules of How to Be a Good Pet. But imagine Wilfred's surprise when one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own...

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2013


National Geographic Kids - 2012
    The 2012 edition landed at #3 on the New York Times best seller list! In true National Geographic style, this book excites young people about their world and everything in it. Amazing animals, cool inventions, dinosaurs, funny roadside attractions, robots, outer space, green tips, natural disasters, maps, games, activities, and more are all here in one volume. The 2013 Almanac is packed with fun information, browsable features, and helpful reference on subjects including animals, technology, countries, presidents, animals, and weather, just for starters. Chapters include Amazing Animals, Going Green, Geography Rocks, Super Science, Wonders of Nature, Awesome Adventure, Culture Connection, History Happens, and now a brand-new mini joke book inside. Exciting changes for 2013 include:· Forty percent of the photos and articles will be new· A special joke section features 20 pages of hilarious jokes and funny animal photos that kids will love to share with their friends and family.· A fully updated "Your World" section, which opens the Almanac, will include all-new, up-to-the-moment content for 2013;· All-new fun facts, activities, games, and crafts· More than 500 photographs, including incredible gorgeous new photo spreads featuring animals, adventure, nature, and more· 8 Homework Help sections· All facts, figures, and reference material will be updated;· And much more...

Secrets of Alfea


VIZ Media - 2012
    Secrets of Alfea To hone her fairy powers, Bloom enrolls at Alfea, a school for fairies in the world of Magix. But when wayward witches known as The Trix threaten to ruin a party at Alfea, it’s up to Bloom to save the day with some quick thinking!

Do Cows Meow?


Salina Yoon - 2012
    . . MOO! Simple, rhythmic, and lots of fun, this big, brightly illustrated board book will have kids happily imitating all kinds of animal “talk.” For each creature--including a sheep, duck, frog, and cat—a giant “mouth” flap lifts up to reveal a new animal sound that will surely inspire a symphony of baa-ing, ribbiting, and meowing. And, at the end, children can open two barnyard gates to see and say all the animal sounds again.

Saige


Jessie Haas - 2012
    Upset that her New Mexico school can only afford music and art teachers in alternate years, fourth-grader Saige works with her grandmother, Mimi, to plan a fundraiser but when Mimi has an accident, Saige relies on new friend Gabi to help.

Take Away the A


Michaël Escoffier - 2012
    The idea behind the book is that within every language there are words that change and become a different word through the simple subtraction of a single letter. In other words, without the "A," the Beast is Best. Or, without the "M," a chomp becomes a chop—though it could be that this particular play on words didn't even make it into the book, there are so many! We certainly don't want to give too much away. . . . Now, take a look and find some more! Discovering all of the words in the book is a lot of fun, and then there's the wild, exciting adventure that follows, of trying to find more!Michaël Escoffier was born in France in 1970. Raised by a family of triceratops, he discovered his passion for writing and telling stories at a young age. He lives in Lyon, France, with his wife and two children.Kris Di Giacomo is a popular children's book illustrator who has lived in France for most of her life. After living in the United States for a while, she moved to France, where teaching English to young children and discovering French picture books were the triggers that led her into illustration. This is her fourth book to be published with Enchanted Lion Books.

Ariel The Shimmering Star Necklace


Gail Herman - 2012
    But when the concert's lead singer, a young girl named Laurel, suddenly disappears, it's up to Ariel and her friends to find her. The adventure will take Ariel across land and sea, where she'll discover a secret legend that may hold the key to bringing Laurel home.

Dragons Love Tacos


Adam Rubin - 2012
    They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine


Julia Cook - 2012
    It is considered to be the number one health problem in America. Although quite common, anxiety disorders in children are often misdiagnosed and overlooked. Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she wants and/or needs to do, anxiety becomes a disability. This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety. The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. For those worries that are not in anyones control (i.e. the weather,) a worry hat is introduced. A fun read for Wilmas of all ages! Softcover, 32 pages.

Meet Caroline


Kathleen Ernst - 2012
    A British officer boards their sloop, announces that Britain and America are at war, and takes her father prisoner. As Papa is led away, Caroline promises him that she will stay strong and steady until he returns. She tries hard to keep her promise by helping Mama run the family’s shipyard. Then the British attack her village and it looks as if the American side is in trouble. Can Caroline stay steady enough to help win the day?Includes an illustrated "Looking Back" essay about America in 1812.

Every Little Thing: Based on the Song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley


Cedella Marley Booker - 2012
    Now a whole new generation can discover one of his most joyous songs in this reassuring picture book adaptation written by his daughter Cedella and exuberantly illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. This upbeat story reminds children that the sun will always come out after the rain and mistakes are easily forgiven with a hug. Every family will relate to this universal story of one boy who won't let anything get him down, as long as he has the help of three very special little birds. Including all the lyrics of the original song plus new verses, this cheerful book will bring a smile to faces of all ages—because every little thing's gonna be all right!

The Lonely Book


Kate Bernheimer - 2012
    But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live. How it eventually finds an honored place on a little girl's bookshelf—and in her heart—makes for an unforgettable story sure to enchant anyone who has ever cherished a book. Kate Bernheimer and Chris Sheban have teamed up to create a picture book that promises to be loved every bit as much as the lonely book itself.

The Octonauts Explore the Great Big Ocean


Meomi - 2012
    With glow in the dark ink, a surprise page to fold out - and lots of exciting detail - this is the ultimate gift book for Octonauts-crazy children!The Octonauts are a crew of cute animals who love to explore the big blue ocean. From their underwater base, the Octopod, the eight intrepid friends are always ready for fun and excitement!The Octonauts are researching underwater habitats around the world, when Tunip the Vegimal starts to wonder where he comes from. So begins another underwater adventure full of fun and surprises as the Octonauts take Tunip and his Vegimal friends on an exciting trip around the world, on a quest for his true home.An action-packed nautical adventure with pages crammed full of additional information about each of the eight intrepid explorers – guaranteed to delight Octonauts fans all around the world!

Titanic


Melissa Stewart - 2012
    National Geographic Readers are high-interest, exciting, and easy to read. The latest in the series, Titanic is no exception. Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Olympic-class passenger liner's ill-fated journey, this title is replete with brilliant photographs and exclusive in-depth coverage including Bob Ballard's 1985 discovery. Brought to you only as National Geographic can, the industrial feat of the powerful ship, the tragedy of the wreckage, and the fascinating stories of survival bring the historical significance of the Titanic to a new audience in this level 3 reader.

Look Inside Space


Rob Lloyd Jones - 2012
    Find out how the moon was made, why stars shine and how we know so much about planets that are far, far away.

The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss


Dr. Seuss - 2012
    Filled with hilarious tales told in rollicking rhyme. Each of book is approximately 16 x 11cm Books included in the box are: 1. The Cat in the Hat, 2. Green Eggs and Ham, 3. Fox in Socks, 4. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6. Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 7. The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 8. ABC, 9. And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street, 10. Horton Hears a Who!, 11. Scrambled Eggs Super!, 12. Hop on Pop, 13. Dr Seuss' Sleep Book, 14. Mr Brown Can Moo Can you?, 15. I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew, 16. If I Ran the Circus, 17. The Sneetchers and Other Stories, 18. If I Ran the Zoo, 19. Hunches in Bunches & 20. Dr Seuss on the Loose!

Weird!


Erin Frankel - 2012
    Luisa initially reacts to the bullying by withdrawing and hiding her colorful nature. But with the support of her teachers, parents, classmates, and one special friend named Jayla, she is able to reclaim her color and resist Sam’s put-downs.The Weird! SeriesThese three books tell the story of an ongoing case of bullying from three third graders’ perspectives. Luisa describes being targeted by bullying in Weird! Jayla shares her experience as a bystander to bullying in Dare! And in Tough!, Sam speaks from the point of view of someone initiating bullying. Kids will easily relate to Luisa, Jayla, and Sam, as each girl has her own unique experience, eventually learning how to face her challenges with the help of friends, peers, and caring adults.

Goblinheart


Brett Axel - 2012
    A youngster named Julep, who lives in a forest tribe, insists on growing up to be a goblin rather than a fairy. The tribe learns to accept that Julep is a goblin at heart, eventually coming around to support the physical transition that must be made for Julep to live as a goblin.

Mystery of the Egyptian Scroll


Scott Peters - 2012
    . . ZET TRIES TO TRACK DOWN A MISSING SCROLL IN HIS FIRST EXCITING ADVENTURE. 12-year-old Zet and his sister Kat are in charge of the family pottery stall now that their father is off fighting the Hyksos. Who knew putting food on the table could be so hard? When he hears a thief has stolen an important scroll--and that there's a reward for the thief's capture--he's determined to win it. The chase leads him into forbidden temples whispering with the voices of ancient gods, into a web that threatens to crush his family forever.

The Girl God


Trista Hendren - 2012
    A magically illustrated children's book celebrating the Divine Feminine with quotes from various faith traditions and feminist thinkers.

Captain No Beard: An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life - A Captain No Beard Story


Carole P. Roman - 2012
    Normally a young boy named Alexander, his cousin Hallie, and three stuffed animals, once they board his bed their world is transformed into a magical vessel, sailing the seven seas on dangerous and exciting adventures!Captain No Beard - An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate's Life named to Kirkus Reviews' BEST OF 2012 for Children's Indie Books, and garnered the star of remarkable merit!"Roman charms with an imaginative, whimsical picture book that will entertain even the oldest pirates." Kirkus Review

Ribbit!


Rodrigo Folgueira - 2012
    Sitting contentedly on a rock in the middle of their pond, the pig opens his mouth and says: RIBBIT! The frogs are bewildered at first, and then a bit annoyed—"What did that little pig just say?", "Does he think he's a frog?", "Is he making fun of us?" Soon the pig draws the attention of all the nearby animals; everyone is curious to know what he wants! After much guessing (and shouting) and a visit to the wise old beetle, the animals realize that perhaps the pig was not there to mock them afterall—maybe he just wanted to make new friends!  But is it too late?  This is a warm, funny, and beautifully illustrated story of friendship, with boisterous RIBBIT!s throughout—perfect for reading aloud.

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child


Julia Donaldson - 2012
    Gruffalo and the Gruffalos Child

The Crazy Cousins


Sally Rippin - 2012
    Jack’s in the mood for mooching around, not playing with his crazy cousins! But will his bad mood spoil the whole day?

Big Nate Fun Blaster: Cheezy Doodles, Crazy Comix, and Loads of Laughs!


Lincoln Peirce - 2012
    Soon to be an animated series from Nickelodeon! Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney says, "Big Nate is funny, big time!"Big Nate Fun Blaster will rock your socks off! This second Big Nate themed activity book is bursting with awesome all new activities for Nate fans, including trivia quizzes, super sudoku puzzles, crackable codes, create-your-own comics, amazing mazes, poetry slams, ridiculous rhymes, marvelous Mad Libs, and much more.Nate's New York Times bestselling world comes to life with a ton of black-and-white illustrations…some of which YOU get to create!Big Nate Fun Blaster is a great addition to the bestselling collection of Big Nate books, sure to be enjoyed by all fans of Big Nate.

Yes, I Can!


Wayne W. Dyer - 2012
    Wayne W. Dyer, is taken from his latest book for adults, Wishes Fulfilled. I AM teaches kids a simple but profound message: God is not far off in the distance, or even merely beside us. In other words, we are not separate from God—we are God!       Knowing that God’s love and strength is a part of everyone can help kids grow to meet their greatest potential in life. The book uses a rhyme and illustrations to teach this lesson and help children realize that they are greater than they ever imagined! There is also a special section at the end that teaches the important meaning and way to use the words I am to create love, happiness, and greatness in their own lives and the world

Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs


Susan Schaefer Bernardo - 2012
    The book is also ideal for supporting children through grief, separation anxiety, divorce, illness or other traumatic situations, by wrapping them in a warm and comforting emotional security blanket and opening a dialogue on the nature of love.Even when loved ones cannot be with us, we can feel their presence through our deep connections to the natural world.

Superworm


Julia Donaldson - 2012
    "Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are a combination made n heaven" - Independent on Sunday

Pantone: Colors


Pantone - 2012
    Young readers will learn to identify colors in a variety of dark, light, and in-between tones, and even begin finding their favorite and least favorite shades. With a child-friendly design and sturdy packaging, Pantone: Colors is a visually pleasing way to expand the colors conversation and develop a child’s sense of visual discrimination.   An iconic name in graphic design, fashion, publishing, and more, Pantone offers consumer products inspired by the signature Pantone chip design. Collect all the ABRAMS Pantone books to infuse your child’s bookshelf with a rainbow of bold colors and patterns!

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story


Jan Berenstain - 2012
    Includes a colorful sticker set.

Nancy Tillman's YOU ARE LOVED Collection: On the Night You Were Born; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; and The Crown on Your Head


Nancy Tillman - 2012
    You can now get Nancy Tillman’s greatest hits -- On the Night You Were Born; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You; and The Crown on Your Head – all packaged together in a beautiful gift box with a bonus picture frame featuring Nancy’s signature message, “You are loved.” Perfect for the holidays, baby showers, or just because; this is a gift that will keep on giving.

Open This Little Book


Jesse Klausmeier - 2012
    Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.

The Tale of the Clownfish and the Great Shark


Lily Lexington - 2012
    He takes the dare, only to learn the shark is a misunderstood, friendly sort, who gladly offers a tooth to the Clownfish so he can win his dare. The shark invites all the little fishes to come and visit whenever they want, because he gets lonely.

God's Love: A Bible Storybook


Champ Thornton - 2012
    In this colorfully illustrated storybook, you and your children can explore countless examples of God's love—from before Creation to the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ.

I Am Mixed


Garcelle Beauvais - 2012
    From Mommy's jazz beats to Daddy's classical piano, we will dance with the twins through a book that explores what it is to be of mixed ancestry, proving that a child is more than the sum of their parents.This book is the first in the I Am Book Series. Future books shallhelp shed light on topics such as divorce and adoption, all from a child's perspective.

Big Girl Panties


Fran Manushkin - 2012
    What could be more rewarding for a little girl than wearing big girl panties, just like mommy? Adult caregivers and toddlers alike will love the snappy, rhyming text and colorful, hip illustrations. Valeria Petrone's stylized artwork ensures that this commercial yet heartwarming book will have a special place on little girls' favorite bookshelves. Soon they'll all be saying, "Bye, bye diapers!"

Arlo Needs Glasses


Barney Saltzberg - 2012
    And every parent will want that child to know that glasses are cool and fun and enable us to do the things we want to do. Take Arlo: He’s a shaggy, free-spirited dog who loves to play catch, until one day he can’t. He can’t see the ball anymore. He needs glasses! In this inventive, interactive (and now revised) picture book created by Barney Saltzberg, the bespectacled author of Beautiful Oops!, who charms young readers and their parents with a perfect light touch and joyful spirit, kids get to do just what Arlo does to solve his problem. They read an eye chart, look through a lift-the-flap phoropter (that big machine optometrists use), and try on different pairs of glasses—movie star glasses! superhero glasses! mad scientist glasses! And they interact with Arlo as he rediscovers how to be the best ball-catcher in the neighborhood and picks up a new favorite pastime along the way—reading! One out of five school-age children needs glasses. Arlo will show them just how lucky they are.

White Flour


David LaMotte - 2012
    It is intended as a conversation starter with youth and adults regarding a third way to deal with aggression, beyond fight and flight.

Brianna the Tooth Fairy


Daisy Meadows - 2012
    Now Brianna can't do her job, and losing teeth won't be magical or fun anymore!Kirsty's loose tooth just fell out, and she and Rachel can't wait for Brianna to visit. But Brianna doesn't come to leave a treat under Kirsty's pillow -- she comes because she needs the girls' help! Can they track down the missing magic for their new fairy friend? Or is Kirsty's lost tooth a lost cause?Find the magic objects in all three stories inside this Rainbow Magic Special Edition and help save the Tooth Fairy magic!

Far Flutterby


Karen Kingsbury - 2012
    His life he found boring; he wanted much more; then a message of hope told him he would soon soar. A place called Far Flutterby—it just couldn’t be! He thought, That’s only a dream for a small one like me. But God has a plan filled with wondrous things, and Cody would find that through hard times come wings.

Jane Eyre: A BabyLit Counting Primer


Jennifer Adams - 2012
    With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, Little Miss Brontë and Little Master Carroll are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library.A series of board books for brilliant babies

A Beautiful Girl: like you


Nikki Rogers - 2012
    By highlighting a variety of personality traits, talents, and passions as well as touching on external features, we can see through this book how delightfully different girls can be.The charming rhyme and sweet illustrations will inspire little girls and big girls alike to value what makes them unique and the part they can play in making the world a more wonderful place."Bring beauty to the world by just being you."

The Mystery of Smugglers Cove


Paul Moxham - 2012
    Follow the children as they flee down a river, are chased by ferocious dogs, locked up in an old manor, get lost at sea, expose a spy, and more!

The Complete Secret Seven Library


Enid Blyton - 2012
    This box set contains 16 exciting stories involving the infamous and much-loved Secret Seven characters, written by Enid Blyton. Titles include: The Secret Seven (1949) Secret Seven Adventure (1950) Well Done Secret Seven (1951) Secret Seven on the Trail (1952) Go Ahead Secret Seven (1953) Good Work Secret Seven (1954) Secret Seven Win Through (1955) Three Cheers Secret Seven (1956) Secret Seven Mystery (1957) Puzzle for the Secret Seven (1958) Secret Seven Fireworks (1959) Good Old Secret Seven (1960) Shock for the Secret Seven (1961) Look Out Secret Seven (1962) Fun for the Secret Seven (1963) Secret Seven: Short Story Collection

The Funny Adventures of Little Nani


Cinta García de la Rosa - 2012
    However, when she helps people the results can be a bit unexpected. Why is that? Little Nani is a witch! Or at least she wants to be a witch. With her magic wand, she will try to cast different spells to help her friends, but she won't be successful all the time. Follow Little Nani in her funny adventures and meet her extraordinary friends. Funny ostriches, horses that love reading, super-fast turtles, grumpy zombies... Little Nani has lots of friends! You can also draw your own characters! Little Nani is willing to become a good witch. Will she manage to do it? Who knows? Read the stories and discover what happens next!

100 Deadliest Things on the Planet


Anna Claybourne - 2012
    There are animals that can use an arsenal of deadly weapons--teeth, claws, stinging spines, powerful pincers, or scary suckers--to fight, hunt, or defend themselves. There are natural disasters--from towering tsunamis to massive volcanic eruptions--that can destroy whole cities in the blink of an eye. With 100 DEADLIEST THINGS ON THE PLANET, young readers will learn all about these ferocious animals, deadly disasters, and much more! Along with all of the interesting facts, 100 DEADLIEST THINGS ON THE PLANET includes side panels, a "deadly factor" rating, and photos throughout to help enhance the level of fright.

Dancing with Jesus: Featuring a Host of Miraculous Moves


Sam Stall - 2012
    Salvation is at hand. Singing hymns of praise is standard practice-now it's time to set your feet a-tapping with a collection of original dance moves inspired by Jesus and the likes of Moses and John the Baptist. Dances include: the Water Walk, the Temptation Tango, the Judas Hustle, and The Apostolic Conga. Each dance move is outlined with: how to, inspiration, and an illustration. Slyly irreverent but ultimately festive, Dancing with Jesus is illustrated in full color. Best of all, two of the dances are animated for full effect by a lenticular cover and last-spread finale, making this a truly one-of-a-kind novelty item! As the Bible says in Ecclesiastes, there is, "A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, a time to dance."

The Singing Mermaid


Julia Donaldson - 2012
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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Storybook Treasury


Bernard Waber - 2012
    Over fifty years ago, the Primms moved into the house on East 88th street and found a crocodile soaking in the bathtub. Since then, Lyle has won the hearts of all he meets. This collection features an introduction by Bernard Waber, Lyle’s creator, a digital download of Mr.Waber reading Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and four complete books:The House on East 88th StreetLyle, Lyle, CrocodileLyle and the Birthday PartyLyle Walks the Dogs

The Magic of Friendship


VIZ Media - 2012
     Meet the Winx Club, a group of beautiful fairies who fight evil using their unique magical powers! As they battle scary monsters and trouble-making witches, the girls become stronger fairies and closer friends. Bloom decides to get a job—with a little help from her Winx Club friends and her new talking diary! Plus, a field trip to Blackmud Swamp turns into a magic team-up adventure with the Specialists—and a showdown with the witches from Cloudtower!

The Day of the Dreader


Cressida Cowell - 2012
    A deadly sea-dragon is attacking the Isle of Berk but the Hooligans are trapped!Apart from Toothless who discovered a stash of eggs, the tribe has no food! Now it's up to Hiccup and his friends to save the Isle of Berk before the Vikings die out FOREVER!

The Trees Have Hearts


Mrs. D. - 2012
    It will transport your child into the imaginary world of a little girl who has moved to America from a different country. Unable to speak English, the lonely girl cannot find friends at first. She lives in an old house with a small garden, where three lovely trees and the mysterious wind become her first imaginary friends. The garden friends develop a wonderful friendship with the girl and help her to overcome her fears and worries. They teach her how to make real friends and help her to cope with difficult moments while adapting to her new surroundings. Unforgettable characters open a beautiful imaginary world to young readers, inviting them to share the fears, tears, and joys of a little girl. The story teaches the true meaning of friendship, while showing readers the beauty of nature. It reveals an enchanting imaginary world as seen through the eyes of a child…

Sleep Like a Tiger


Mary Logue - 2012
    In dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides “in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,” she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger.

There's No Such Thing As Monsters


Michael Yu - 2012
    He sees them under his bed, in the closet, and under the house. His mother tries to reassure him that there is no such thing as monsters and it's all in his imagination, but then...OH! What rotten luck!!! Well, you'll just have to read the book to find out what happens.The gorgeous illustrations will captivate your child's imagination and bring them back to read it over again and again.