Best of
Childrens

2020

We Are Water Protectors


Carole Lindstrom - 2020
    . .When a black snake threatens to destroy the Earth And poison her people's water, one young water protectorTakes a stand to defend Earth's most sacred resource.

FGTeeV Presents: Into the Game!


FGTeeV - 2020
    

Swashby and the Sea


Beth Ferry - 2020
    This hilarious picture book will keep emerging readers laughing, and the message-related mishaps in the story create an opportunity for spelling and sounding out new words while learning from home! Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene. One day, much to Swashby’s chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbors to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them. When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbors, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain’s oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself?

Be You!


Peter H. Reynolds - 2020
    Reynolds creates a celebration of individuality--and staying true to Y-O-U!Be curious...Be adventurous...Be brave...BE YOU!Discover a reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special.

Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU


Rachel Brian - 2020
     Consent is like being ruler of your own country...population: YOU. This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to practice consent in their daily lives. Whether you're looking for a consent primer to share with a friend or searching for a way to talk to your child about what it means to be in control of their own body and respect others', look no further! This humorous and insightful book from the co-creator of the viral "Tea Consent" video is the perfect teaching tool, conversation starter, and insightful, empowering resource for educators, kids, and families everywhere.

That Monster on the Block


Sue Ganz-Schmitt - 2020
    He even starts practicing his welcome growl for the new neighbor. But when the moving truck pulls up, it’s not a greedy goblin, an ogre, or a dastardly dragon that steps out. Instead, it’s something even more terrifying than Monster could have imagined! Monster quickly rallies the other neighbors to unite against the new guy on the block. But what if the new neighbor isn’t exactly as bad as Monster thinks? Join Monster as he confronts his fears in this charming and lighthearted look at what it means to accept others who are different from us.

Slime


David Walliams - 2020
    1 bestselling author David Walliams – a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.WELCOME TO THE ISLE OF MULCH…This little island is home to a large number of horrible grown-ups. The school, the local park, the toy shop and even the island’s ice-cream van are all run by awful adults who like nothing more than making children miserable. And the island is owned by the most awful one of all – Aunt Greta Greed!Something needs to be done about them.But who could be brave enough?Meet Ned – an extraordinary boy with a special power. SLIMEPOWER!

In a Jar


Deborah Marcero - 2020
    He gathers things in jars--ordinary things like buttercups, feathers, and heart-shaped stones. Then he meets another rabbit, Evelyn, and together they begin to collect extraordinary things--like rainbows, the sound of the ocean, and the wind just before snow falls. And, best of all, when they hold the jars and peer inside, they remember all the wonderful things they've seen and done. But one day, Evelyn has sad news: Her family is moving away. How can the two friends continue their magical collection--and their special friendship--from afar?

Bear and Fred: A World War II Story


Iris Argaman - 2020
    Bear knows it’s his job to take care of Fred and make sure he doesn’t feel alone.After the war, Fred and his family are reunited and leave Holland for the United States. And still Bear is with him. When Fred grows up, he and Bear part for the first time when Bear is sent to Yad Vashem—the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel, where this book was first published—to show the power of hope, friendship, and love.

When God Made the World


Matthew Paul Turner - 2020
    Scottish illustrator Gillian Gamble brings the natural world to vibrant life with rich colors and poignant detail certain to stretch young minds and engage imaginations.Planet Earth, God made a blue and green sphere, And designed it to orbit the sun once a year.God made daytime and nighttime, climates and seasons, And all kinds of weather that vary by region.God made continents and oceans, islands and seas, A north and south pole that God put in deep freeze.God carved rivers and brooks, mountains and caves, Made beaches with sand and huge crashing waves.God made tropics and plateaus, glaciers and meadows, marshes and tundras and erupting volcanos.

Bedtime Bonnet


Nancy Amanda Redd - 2020
    This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime. In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!My brother slips a durag over his locs.Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.Daddy covers his black waves with a cap.Mama gathers her corkscrew curls in a scarf.I always wear a bonnet over my braids, but tonight I can't find it anywhere!Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family.Perfect for readers of Hair Love and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary


Robb Pearlman - 2020
    There's just one problem--Michael doesn't know how to lead the line. Filled with colorful, detailed illustrations and brimming with Easter eggs and nods to iconic moments from the show, this hilarious reimagining features a pint-sized cast.The story will introduce The Office to a whole new generation and will teach them that everyone needs to ask for help sometimes. Even Line Leaders.The Office is a trademark and copyright of Universal Content Productions LLC. Licensed by Universal Studios 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Rain Before Rainbows


Smriti Prasadam-Halls - 2020
    Along the way they find friends to guide and support them, and when the new day dawns, it is full of promise. With gorgeous, richly realized illustrations and immense hope at its heart, Rain Before Rainbows holds out a ray of sunshine for anyone looking for light.

October, October


Katya Balen - 2020
    They sleep in the house Dad built for them and eat the food they grow in the vegetable patches. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They read the books they buy in town again and again until the pages are soft and yellow - until next year's town visit. They live in the woods and they are wild. And that's the way it is.Until the year October turns eleven. That's the year October rescues a baby owl. It's the year Dad falls out of the biggest tree in their woods. The year the woman who calls herself October's mother comes back. The year everything changes.Written in Katya Balen's heart-stoppingly beautiful style, this book is a feast for the senses, filled with the woodsmoke smell of crisp autumn mornings and the sound of wellies squelching in river mud. And, as October fights to find the space to be wild in the whirling chaos of the world beyond the woods, it is also a feast for the soul

While We Can't Hug


Eoin McLaughlin - 2020
    They wanted to give each other a great, big hug. But they weren't allowed to touch. "Don't worry," said Owl. "There are lots of ways to show someone you love them." So the two friends wave to each other, blow kisses, sing songs, dance around and write letters. And even though they can't hug and they can't touch, they both know that they are loved.A gorgeous, uplifting, inspiring picture book that makes social distancing fun!

Sugar in Milk


Thrity Umrigar - 2020
    A young immigrant girl joins her aunt and uncle in a new country that is unfamiliar to her. She struggles with loneliness, with a fierce longing for the culture and familiarity of home, until one day, her aunt takes her on a walk. As the duo strolls through their city park, the girl's aunt begins to tell her an old myth, and a story within the story begins.A long time ago, a group of refugees arrived on a foreign shore. The local king met them, determined to refuse their request for refuge. But there was a language barrier, so the king filled a glass with milk and pointed to it as a way of saying that the land was full and couldn't accommodate the strangers. Then, the leader of the refugees dissolved sugar in the glass of milk. His message was clear: Like sugar in milk, our presence in your country will sweeten your lives. The king embraced the refugee, welcoming him and his people.

Dewdrop


Katie O'Neill - 2020
    When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop's friends can't help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It's up to Dewdrop to remind them how to be mindful, go at their own pace, and find joy in their own achievements.

This Way, Charlie


Caron Levis - 2020
    But when Charlie arrives, he doesn’t see Jack at all. He’s still getting used to seeing out of only one of his eyes. The two get off to a bumpy start. At first, Jack is anxious and distrustful. But one day, he summons his courage and guides Charlie to his favorite sunlit field: this way, Charlie. And so begins a powerful friendship that will be tested by life’s storms—but will ultimately change each life for the better.

Ritu Weds Chandni


Ameya Narvankar - 2020
    She can't wait to dance in the baraat ceremony! But not everyone is happy that Ritu is marrying her girlfriend Chandni. Some have even vowed to stop the celebrations. Will Ayesha be able to save her cousin's big day?This vibrant book sets the story of a same-sex couple struggling to gain acceptance against the colorful backdrop of an Indian wedding.

Kat and Juju


Kataneh Vahdani - 2020
    So when a bird named Juju arrives, Kat hopes he’ll be the best friend she’s always wanted. He’s outgoing and silly and doesn’t worry about what others think—the opposite of who she is. Bit by bit, with Juju’s help, Kat discovers her strength, and how to have a friend and be one—while still being true to herself.

All the Colors of Christmas


Matthew Paul Turner - 2020
    In his trademark style, Matthew Paul Turner celebrates the Christmas season, particularly the colors that infuse the holiday and all the memorable sensations and experiences--including a festive market, sledding, and nativity scene--connected to those bright hues. Matthew draws his readers into a whirling ribbon of the familiar reds and greens of Christmas, as well as other festive hues, including white, gold, blue, and brown.Christmas is RED.It's a bright shiny sled.It's candy canes, and toy store lanes.It's sprinkles on sweet bread. Christmas is BROWN It's pinecones scattered round... It's a cradle soft with hay And a donkey's gentle bray. It's God within a baby's skin on that very first Christmas Day.All the colors come together when readers are reminded that Christmas is YOU--you're a part of the story, the joy and the glory! Matthew shows us again and again that the holidays are nothing without being with the people we love, celebrating treasured traditions, and making new memories--all in vivid color.

Brina: A Pagan Picture Book


Andrea Stein - 2020
    This enchanting story will leave children and parents with the magical reminder that finding your path can be a bewitching journey -- even if you aren't sure where you'll end up. Brina is a little witch. She’s yet to find her way. She learns about the ancient craft through art, and earth, and play. “There are many types of witches,” says her mother- rightly so. But Brina doesn’t know which way her witchy heart will go. From debut author-illustrator team Andrea Stein and Cayce Matteoli, this book will become a staple for children being raised in homes practicing Paganism, Wicca, and other earth-based spiritualities. Ages: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Grade Level: Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade

Antiracist Baby


Ibram X. Kendi - 2020
    Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.

The Gopi Diaries: Coming Home


Sudha Murty - 2020
    Told in Gopi's voice, the first book, Coming Home, begins with Gopi going to his new home, and tells the story of how he settles down with his loving, human family. How Gopi sees the world around him and what he thinks of the people in his life give the story a truly unique flavour. Written in Sudha Murty's inimitable style, these are books children and adults will treasure as the simple stories talk of basic values even when told from a dog's perspective.

No Fuzzball!


Isabella Kung - 2020
    Her subjects just LOVE how she scales the tallest shelves and drags their belongings across the floor. Hear how they shout her name everywhere she goes . . . "NOFUZZBALL!" But when they leave her queendom for the weekend, she questions whether she should be a more benevolent ruler.

I Go Quiet


David Ouimet - 2020
    As she soon discovers, her imagination is not far from reality, and the girl realizes that when she is ready to be heard, her voice will ring loud and true.

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore


Adam Larkum - 2020
    Fully illustrated for younger readers, and following the key moments from Captain Tom's incredible life, the book shows what is possible when we come together and never, ever give up.

Ten Beautiful Things


Molly Beth Griffin - 2020
    Ten Beautiful Things gently explores loss, a new home, and finding beauty wherever you are.Lily and her grandmother search for ten beautiful things as they take a long car ride to Iowa and Lily's new home with Gran. At first, Lily sees nothing beautiful in the April slush and cloudy sky. Soon though, Lily can see beauty in unexpected places, from the smell of spring mud to a cloud shaped like a swan to a dilapitated barn. A furious rainstorm mirrors Lily's anxiety, but as it clears Lily discovers the tenth beautiful thing: Lily and Gran and their love for each other.Ten Beautiful Things leaves the exact cause of Lily's move ambiguous, making it perfect for anyone helping a child navigate change, whether it be the loss of a parent, entering or leaving a foster home, or moving.

What's the Worst that Could Happen?


Yewande Daniel-Ayoade - 2020
    But Kayla could only imagine the worst-case scenarios as she tried to make friends at her new school. Will Kayla overcome her fear of rejection? Or will an overactive imagination get in the way?'What's the Worst that Could Happen?' tackles the subject of social anxiety in children with a deft, yet gentle hand. Children with social anxiety will find Kayla very relatable. Adults that struggled with shyness as children will also see themselves reflected in this book.

Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten


Laura Purdie Salas - 2020
    And when she arrives, it is exactly as she fears: her classroom is too loud, the lights are too bright, and everyone comes too close. So Clover throws a fit…and decides to quit kittygarten. But when a classmate comes to check on her, she begins to reconsider. Maybe it’s time for Clover to give kittygarten another chance.…

Different Like Me


Xochitl Dixon - 2020
    In Different Like Me, follow a diverse group of children as they work together to help a giant fish balloon toward a surprising conclusion that will delight children. Celebrate our differences and uncover what we have in common on this whimsical journey that reminds readers that no matter how different, all of us are a part of God’s wonderful creation.

Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Say Good Night


Lauren H. Kerstein - 2020
    But not to worry! Charlie is prepared with his lists, rules, and fire extinguisher—everything a boy needs to help guide his pet dragon (and best friend) to a peaceful night’s sleep. But with bath-time bubble trouble, fiery-hot pajamas, and stuffed animal search-and-rescues, tucking this dragon into bed is not an easy task. And what happens when thunder strikes? Snuggle up with this adorable duo as they conquer bedtime the best way: together!

Every Little Letter


Deborah Underwood - 2020
    At least, that's what the big H's say. But one day, a hole in the wall reveals someone new on the other side. When little h and little i meet, they make a small word with big meaning: "hi!" The other H's find out, though. They fill the hole. But it won't be enough to keep these little letters apart--or twenty-four of their newest friends. Every Little Letter shows how even the smallest among us can make a big impact, and how a single act of friendship can inspire whole communities to come together. How do you tear down walls? With words, at first. Then brick by brick.

The Most Beautiful Thing


Kao Kalia Yang - 2020
     Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother--a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth--who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

Her Body Can


Katie Crenshaw - 2020
    All bodies are lovely no matter their size.” Her Body Can is a book of poetic self-love and body positivity declarations for all young girls. Its aim is to encourage our young girls to create a reality for themselves in which they love themselves and their bodies for exactly who and what they are, instead of learning to judge themselves and hate their bodies for what they are not. Our girls should know that their bodies are absolutely amazing and CAN DO incredible things—and that their worth is not measured by anything except how big they love themselves. The very first book of its kind, written for girls ages newborn to 8, this book intends to teach all young girls that their bodies CAN DO ANYTHING and that what they look like is irrelevant—we are all beautiful exactly the way we are. The authors’ rhyming, sing-song voices deliver captivating messages that are easy for young readers to understand and absorb, while the illustrator’s whimsical, modern drawings and vibrant colors bring characters to life on and off the page.

111 Trees: How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl


Rina Singh - 2020
    Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. As he grows to be a man, Sundar suffers much heartbreak and decides it is time for change to come to his village. Sundar is determined to live in a place where girls are valued as much as boys and where the land is not devastated by irresponsible mining. Sundar's plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support. And today, there are over a quarter of a million trees in his village, providing food, water and opportunities for women to earn a living. His efforts have turned a once barren and deforested landscape into a fertile and prosperous one where girls can thrive.Based on true events in the life of Sundar Paliwal, and written in collaboration with him, Rina Singh's uplifting story shows how one person can make a difference in a community. Beautiful illustrations by Marianne Ferrer sensitively bring the evolution of the village to life. With strong links to the science curriculum, this book offers lessons on environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship, as well as the concept of ecofeminism. It also explores ideas of social development, community and culture, and the character education traits of responsibility and cooperation. A thoroughly researched author's note with photographs and more information about the village of Piplantri is included.

Peanut Goes for the Gold


Jonathan Van Ness - 2020
    Whether it's cartwheeling during basketball practice or cutting their own hair, this little guinea pig puts their own special twist on life. So when Peanut decides to be a rhythmic gymnast, they come up with a routine that they know is absolutely perfect, because it is absolutely, one hundred percent Peanut.This upbeat and hilarious picture book, inspired by Jonathan's own childhood guinea pig, encourages children to not just be themselves―but to boldly and unapologetically love being themselves.Jonathan Van Ness brings his signature message of warmth, positivity, and self-love to this boldly original picture book that celebrates the joys of being true to yourself and the magic that comes from following your dreams.

The Danger Gang


Tom Fletcher - 2020
    From that night on, the kids who live on Franky's street start to change. One by one, they become a little odd. A little unusual. A little... magical.Franky's always wanted to be part of an amazing gang - just like his hero, super-spy Zack Danger! And soon, he realises that there's real danger in store for himself and his new friends.And so the Danger Gang is born...

After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside


Tom Palmer - 2020
    

Counting Creatures


Julia Donaldson - 2020
    With rhyming text, lift-the-flaps and peekaboo holes, and a surprise search-and-find element, this is a read-aloud delight and preschool must-have.* Engaging, rewarding, and utterly delightful.--Kirkus, starred reviewWinter 2020-21 Kids' Indie Next List pick!

Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us


Lauren Castillo - 2020
     " Our Friend Hedgehog feels like a modern-day Winnie the Pooh . It's so warm and full of joy and love. It's got classic written all over it." --Victoria Jamieson, Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl Sometimes you make a friend, and it feels like you have known that friend your entire life. . . .Hedgehog lives on a teeny-tiny island with only her stuffed dog, Mutty, for company. When a great storm carries Mutty away, she embarks on a quest to find her friend. Following the trail of clues Mutty left behind, brave Hedgehog meets a wiggly Mole, a wordy Owl, a curmudgeonly Beaver, a scatterbrained Hen and Chicks, and a girl who's new to the neighborhood, Annika May. With bravery and teamwork, there's nothing that can stop these seven from finding Mutty, but along the way they discover something even more important: each other.The first book in a new series from Caldecott Honor winner Lauren Castillo, Our Friend Hedgehog: The Story of Us has the feel of a timeless classic, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters who will star in many more adventures to come.

Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business


Lyla Lee - 2020
    Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. On her first day of school, Mindy’s school snack of dried seaweed isn’t exactly popular at the lunch table. Luckily, her new friend, Sally, makes the snacks seem totally delicious to Mindy’s new classmates, so they decide to start the Yummy Seaweed Business to try and raise money for that puppy! When another student decides to try and sabotage their business, Mindy loses more than she bargained for—and wonders if she’ll ever fit in. Will Mindy be able to overcome her uncertainty and find the courage to be herself?

The Boy Who Fooled the World


Lisa Thompson - 2020
    Until the day one of his paintings is talent-spotted and sells for thousands of pounds at a posh London gallery. Suddenly, Cole is the toast of the international art world, the star guest on TV shows, rich beyond his wildest dreams, hailed as a boy genius! Being famous is FANTASTIC ... but Cole has a guilty secret that if exposed will bring everything crashing down around him ...

What We'll Build: Plans for our Together Future


Oliver Jeffers - 2020
    What shall we build, you and I?We'll build a watch to keep our time.I'll build your futureand you'll build mine.A father daughter story.

Goldy the Puppy and the Missing Socks


Kim Ann - 2020
    They disappear from the hamper, from the bedside, from anywhere and everywhere! Is there a sock monster afoot?

I Am Brown


Ashok K. Banker - 2020
    I am beautiful. I am perfect. I designed this computer. I ran this race. I won this prize. I wrote this book. A joyful celebration of the skin you're in--of being brown, of being amazing, of being you.

The Big Book of Blooms


Yuval Zommer - 2020
    Subsequent pages illustrate the various habitats that are home to flora such as pitcher plants, the giant water lily, and the weirdly wonderful corpse flower. Readers will discover which flowers are endangered and why some blooms are fragrant or colorful, not to mention grisly details about carnivorous and poisonous flowers.This title pairs picture-book charm and concise, informative text to create a beautiful book for children to return to. Zommer’s quirky illustrations appeal to young readers, who will relish these fun and amazing facts about the world’s most exciting plants.

My Little Golden Book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Shana Corey - 2020
    From a young age, Ruth Bader Ginsburg knew that she wanted to fight for girls and women to have equal rights. She studied and worked very hard and became just the second woman--and the first Jewish woman--to be a United States Supreme Court Justice. This is a terrific read for future trailblazers and their parents!Look for these other Little Golden Book biographies: My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo, My Little Golden Book About Jackie Robinson, My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr., My Little Golden Book About George Washington, My Little Golden Book About Abraham Lincoln, My Little Golden Book About Balto, and My Little Golden Book About Johnny Appleseed.

The Kid Who Came From Space


Ross Welford - 2020
    Only her twin brother, Ethan, knows she is safe – and the extraordinary truth of where she is. It is a secret he must keep, or risk never seeing her again.But that doesn’t mean he’s going to give up.Together with his friend Iggy and the mysterious (and very hairy) Hellyann, Ethan teams up with a spaceship called Philip, and Suzy the trained chicken, for a nail-biting chase to get his sister back… that will take him further than anyone has ever been before. A remarkable story of sibling connection, friendship and interstellar adventure from the author Kiran Millwood Hargrave called “one of my favourite middle grade writers”.

Into the Spotlight


Carrie Hope Fletcher - 2020
    Pebbles of all shapes, sizes and colours and even one that looked a bit like Elvis Presley if you held it up to the light and squinted a bit. Her favourite pebbles, however, are Marigold, Margot and Morris.One by one, and by strange and unusual ways, each child arrives at the stage door of Great Aunt Maud's theatre in the heart of London.They spend their summer holidays backstage with an extraordinary cast of theatre acts - Dante the miraculous magician, Petunia the storyteller and seventy-year-old contortionists - the Fortune Sisters!One day, as they are exploring the many nooks and crannies of the theatre, they stumble upon something they were never meant to find . . .

Ronan the Librarian


Tara Luebbe - 2020
    He raided. And back home, he traded.He always found the greatest treasures.Until one day, Conan found something no barbarian wants:A BOOK.This humorous picture book from sister duo Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie and illustrator Victoria Maderna follows Ronan the Barbarian as he he grows from being just a rough-and-tumble warrior to a rough-and-tumble warrior who loves books.At first, his fellow barbarians are skeptical of his newfound passion for reading, but in the end, even they aren't immune to the charms of a good book.

Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light


Apryl Stott - 2020
    All the other animals think he’s mean because he’s so big. But his human friend, Coco, offers to help him. Coco shares her grandmother’s advice: “When life gets dark as winter’s night, share some kindness, bring some light.” They decide to bake cookies to “share some kindness” and make lanterns to “bring some light.” But when the cookies and lanterns don’t work, they must look for another way to win over the other animals. And while they’re at it, Coco and Bear just might discover that kindness is a gift that only comes from the heart.

Jesus Heals: An Anatomy Primer


Danielle Hitchen - 2020
       Children will delight in the beautiful illustrations and learn about basic human anatomy as they see how Jesus healed various body parts.  You will appreciate the artistic design, theologically sound content, and helping your little one understand that God cares for our physical bodies.    ***  Baby Believer® primers are designed to grow with children, from early infancy through elementary school. In addition to basic Bible theology, Baby Believer® board books are filled with quotations from the Bible, creeds, hymns, church fathers, and other articles of faith to help reinforce the content and provide intellectual handholds for older children who possess a greater capacity for learning and memorization.

If We Were Giants


Dave Matthews - 2020
    She and her father are the only two people allowed to venture beyond its walls. Kirra is in training to become a Storyteller like him, and together they travel from village to village spreading fearsome tales designed to keep outsiders away from their secret nest. One day, after hearing rumors of strangers called the "Takers," Kirra leaves the volcano by herself, hoping to discover her own story. But she unknowingly leads the Takers back to her doorstep, and they rob her of everything she has ever held dear. A devastated Kirra is found by a boy named Luwan and adopted into his family, which lives among others high in the trees of a dense forest. Now quiet and withdrawn, Kirra hides her dark past from everyone and never wants to leave the safety of her tree dwelling. Luwan, on the other hand, loves to explore. One day it leads to trouble: He is captured while spying on a group of strangers. The Takers have returned. To save the Tree Folk, Kirra must face her inner demons and summon all her storytelling to weave the most important tale of her life. This compelling novel about overcoming loss, embracing community, and living in harmony with nature is highlighted with a full-color insert of concept artwork, making it perfect for family sharing.

Skunk and Badger


Amy Timberlake - 2020
      No one wants a skunk.   They are unwelcome on front stoops. They should not linger in Important Rock Rooms. Skunks should never, ever be allowed to move in. But Skunk is Badger’s new roommate, and there is nothing Badger can do about it.   When Skunk plows into Badger’s life, everything Badger knows is upended. Tails are flipped. The wrong animal is sprayed. And why-oh-why are there so many chickens?   “Nooooooooooooooooooooo!”   Newbery Honor author Amy Timberlake spins the first tale in a series about two opposites who need to be friends.  New York Times bestselling author/illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen completes the book with his signature lushly textured art. This beautifully bound edition contains both full-color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations.  Skunk and Badger is a book you’ll want to read, reread, and read out loud . . . again and again.

Becoming a Good Creature


Sy Montgomery - 2020
    In this picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green’s New York Times bestselling How to Be a Good Creature, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.

Five Minute Mum: Give Me Five: Five minute, easy, fun games for busy people to do with little kids


Daisy Upton - 2020
    She loves them - but they drive her mad. So, to try and keep her sanity she started to come up with quick, easy games using stuff from around the house. And @FiveMinuteMum was born. In her first book, she has collected 150+ games that take 5 minutes to set up & 5 minutes to tidy up.From pasta posting to alphabet knock down, it's a recipe book for guilt free parenting! And as Daisy was a teaching assistant, your little ones will be learning while they play! What could be better?GIVE ME FIVE is the perfect companion for anyone who wants five minutes peace. "I love Five Minute Mum. She's managed to come up with a huge array of activities for kids that are fun and educational yet don't require an Art degree or Diploma in Patience to execute." Sarah Turner, aka Unmumsy Mum

Bess the Barn Stands Strong


Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia - 2020
    Beam by beam and board by board, Bess the barn is built by able hands to keep the farm’s animals safe and sound. Through many seasons and celebrations, that’s just what she does, until she starts to sag…and creak…and slump. Then new everything comes along: a new farmer and a shiny new barn. A mean storm arrives not far behind, putting both barns to a dangerous test—can old Bess weather this threat to the farm?Bess opens her doors wide, welcoming all to celebrate the year-round ups and downs of farm life and admire the enduring strength and importance of something made to last.

The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship (A Tree's Life Book 1)


Nadja Springer - 2020
    Seuss with its ear-tickling flow." -Indies Today"As we navigate climate change and its effects, it's more important than ever to engage kids with nature. With its poetic style and beautiful illustrations, The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship is sure to delight and inspire the next generation of conservationists!" -Meaghan Weeden, Forest Whisperer, One Tree Planted**Over 100 positive reviews****Finalist of the Indies Today Award 2020****Finalist of the Wishing Shelf Book Award 2020****Kidsshelf Book Cover Award Winner 2020**If no tree has ever tried to set out and explore - is it even possible at all? In a world, where everyone dreams about possibilities, Tree gets up and lives them.Tree's curiosity about the unknown, the power of friendship and love, and an open heart come together to make the impossible possible!An adventure awaits in this story of a little tree who changes its mindset and shows how kindness, inclusion and an open heart will make all the difference. A reading experience that focuses on - love and friendship- inclusion- open-mindedness- curiosity- empathy-and the beauty and importance of caring about nature.Buy your copy today and enjoy reading "The Big Adventures Of A Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship"; find out what happens when you leave your beaten path and overcome obstacles to do the impossible - and when we take care of each other.---"Tree's adventures are inspired by the love and respect for all the courageous children growing up in a world during the crisis 2020." Nadja Springer, February 2021

Greta Thunberg


Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara - 2020
    When young Greta learned of the climate crisis, she stopped talking. She couldn't understand why people in power were not doing anything to save our Earth. One day she started protesting outside the Swedish Parliament, creating the "School Strike for Climate." Soon, lots more young people joined her in a global movement that shook adults and politicians alike. She had found her voice and uses it to inspire humans to action with her powerful message: "No one is too small to make a difference." This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the climate activist's life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

The Night the Monsters Came


Junia Wonders - 2020
    But first, they must outwit the hungry monsters that stand in their way — by harnessing the power of hygiene! This delightful picture book will keep children enthralled while teaching healthy habits like washing their hands and brushing their teeth.” –BookbubDo you want to inspire healthy habits in your little one today?Do you want to empower your little one to be brave in a joyful way? Here’s an adorable rhyming read-aloud about hygiene and overcoming fears. Washing hands, brushing teeth, and practicing healthy habits daily have never been this fun!  It is bedtime when siblings Jack and Joy receive some unexpected visitors – a bunch of not-too-spooky monsters. Come and join Jack and Joy and find out what the monsters want and, more importantly, how the brave siblings are able to outwit them. With courage, proper hygiene, and a little sprinkle of magic…anything is possible! This playful and engaging children’s picture book delivers equal amounts of shivers and giggles. And with Lisa Ciccone’s wildly imaginative and whimsical illustrations, this might just become a new snuggle time favorite.Read this book together with your little one and delight in the magic of laughter and giggles – a wonderful shared experience for you and your little one to treasure for many years to come.Get your copy of this book Now and inspire your kids to be brave, to wash their hands, brush their teeth, and practice healthy habits starting Today.The Night the Monsters Came is:• Written with expressive rhymes and dialogues to capture young listeners’ attention and imagination.• Entertaining: The book is full of funny rhymes that are sure to elicit plenty of giggles.• Charmingly illustrated with playful characters and not-too-spooky monsters, brimming with expression and humor that small children will love.• An empowering rhyming story that relies on humor, wit, and courage to help kids overcome fear.• Written to encourage and inspire little ones to start and maintain healthy habits and proper hygiene as part of their routine.

Naughty Ninja Takes a Bath


Todd Tarpley - 2020
    But when he gets inside, his parents tell him he needs a bath. Before Naughty Ninja gets in the tub, he notices poisonous flies and an angry alligator circling his dad, who doesn’t even seem to know he’s in trouble. Good thing Naughty Ninja is around to save the day!Amid sudsy fun, a boy’s imaginary ninja life and his everyday world collide in the ultimate bath time adventure.

Mama Loves You Always


Lindsey Coker Luckey - 2020
    Take your child on a journey about a mother’s love in this sweet, touching children’s picture book filled with beautiful watercolor illustrations and warm and engaging rhymes that speak to the power of a mother’s love and explain to children in terms that they understand just how immense that love is.Written for children of any age, this beautifully illustrated book will inspire, comfort, and make a young heart sing with joy and love.

The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt


Riel Nason - 2020
    But the little ghost who is a quilt can't whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot.He doesn't know why he's a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. (His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn't really help cheer him up.) He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can't keep up.But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he's a quilt . . . and he realizes that it's OK to be different.

Mia and Nattie: One Great Team!


Marlene M. Bell - 2020
    Her legs were a bit shorter than usual, and one horn was too straight, like a unicorn’s horn. But Mia thought Nattie was perfect.In a read-aloud picture book for children who love animals, award-winning writer and sheep breeder Marlene M. Bell presents Nattie the lamb’s true story. MIA AND NATTIE is a heartwarming book that teaches readers about problem-solving, teamwork, and love.On a visit to her grandma’s farm, eight-year-old Mia discovers a newborn, orphaned lamb outside in the cold and takes her to the laundry room, naming her Nattie. As she tries to nurse the lamb back to health, Mia discovers that Nattie is different from the other lambs and struggles to fit in with them like Mia does with other kids her age.When her grandmother says she will sell Nattie to a neighbor, Mia must come up with a plan to keep her friend around—one that will show the family just how special Nattie truly is.

Grace's Ghosts


Stephenie Wilson Peterson - 2020
    They just lack heartbeats.Her best friend and cat, Midnight is a ghost. All of her friends are ghosts, but she doesn't mind. It's the living bullies at school who give Grace the creeps.The town where Grace's family has lived for generations is haunted. No one but Grace knows the tiny town's giant secret: the dead outnumber the living in Tansy.Grace is fine with her strange life until the ghosts tell her why there are so many of them. Her town is cursed. The spirits are all trapped in Tansy, unable to move on to the afterlife because of a magical error a lonely witch made 300 years ago. They beg Grace to help break the curse.But what is a twelve-year-old outcast going to do? It's not like magic is taught at her school.As she searches for answers, Grace makes discoveries about the secret her family hid for generations and a world of magic hidden in her own backyard.Dark forces stand in her way at every turn. Grace soon realizes that if she succeeds in breaking the curse, she'll lose Midnight and all of her ghost friends, but if she fails, everyone living in Tansy will be cursed in the afterlife. Grace must act quickly before the window to break the curse closes forever.

Don't Forget to Remember


Ellie Holcomb - 2020
    Do you ever forget to remember what's true? Sometimes remembering is hard to do! But in this lyrical tale, Ellie Holcomb celebrates creation’s reminders of God’s love, which surrounds us from sunrise to sunset, even on our most forgetful of days.

Elf: The Classic Illustrated Storybook


Kim Smith - 2020
    Then Buddy learns that he’s really a human—and his father is on the Naughty List! Determined to bring his dad some holiday cheer, he sets out for New York City. But when Santa encounters disaster on Christmas Eve, can Buddy count on his new family to help him save the day?Kim Smith’s adorable illustrations give a nostalgic feel to this modern holiday tale. Featuring all the iconic moments and laugh-out-loud lines from the film, this story of infectious joy in the face of cynicism is a must-have for all ages.

Be a Superhero in the Kitchen: a children's cookbook (Family Choice and Mom's Choice Award Winner)


Donna Glass - 2020
    Every kid who becomes the superhero of suppertime is one who eats super well!

The Whatifs


Emily Kilgore - 2020
    Because of this, the Whatifs love her. They sneak up to her and give her all kinds of doubts: big or small, silly or frightening, likely or impossible. As she prepares for an upcoming piano recital, the Whatifs cling on tighter and drag her down, making her anxious about messing up during the concert. Will she be able to change her worry-filled thoughts into hopeful ones?

Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know


Melissa B. Kruger - 2020
    Tells children that whatever they do and wherever they go, your greatest aspiration is that they will love and follow Jesus.

Emily's Quills (The Hedgehogs, #2)


Tamiko Pettee - 2020
    With a little courage Emily quickly discovers how powerful her quills are and regains her self-esteem as she finds her unique place in the group.Emily’s Quills is a heartwarming story that can help both parents and teachers discuss important life lessons such as: kindness, cooperation, self-esteem, acceptance of differences, empathy, compassion, resilience and friendship.

I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall


Junia Wonders - 2020
    That is not all. I love you.Every child longs to hear these words.And every child needs to hear these words.Here is a children’s book that celebrates LOVE − the unconditional love that you have for your little one, and how that love continues to grow and expand through the seasons of your child’s life. Be it winter, spring, summer, or fall, through all the ups and downs, and all the changes, big and small, a parent’s love simply knows no bounds. With breathtaking winter, spring, summer, and fall scenes, children will be captivated by this beautiful picture book, which features affectionate animal families in delightful seasonal outfits, showing the sweet bond of love between them. Award-winning Italian illustrator Daniela Volpari’s charming artwork will take you and your little one on a journey of unconditional love from season to season, daytime and nighttime, indoors and outdoors. Young children will respond to the engaging illustrations and the tenderness of the message. Daniela Volpari’s timeless artwork, with its warm elegance and whimsical touches, will surely appeal to both parents and children alike. With heartwarming moments and soothing text, this tenderly crafted picture book and its message of unconditional love will resonate with parents, grandparents, and anybody who has a little one in their life. Fans of Love You Forever, Guess How Much I Love You, and I Love You to the Moon and Back will delight in adding I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall to their story time collection. There’s more: A couple of fun, interactive activities for you and your little one to enjoy! Every page spread has a drawing of a heart or hearts for you and your little one to find. Have fun discovering where the hearts are! And make sure you don’t miss the engaging activity at the end of the book! Try asking your little one to identify the baby animals featured and to give each of them a name. This book would make a wonderful gift for any occasion, especially a baby shower, birthday, graduation, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Christmas. Any season is the perfect opportunity to show your precious little ones how much you love and cherish them. If you want to let your child know that your love will remain steadfast and true—no matter what—this book is for you.Get your copy of this book now and reassure your little one of your unconditional love, today and forevermore. I Love You Through Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall is:• A picture book with a big heart.• A poetic and joyful celebration of love between a parent or grandparent and a child.• A tender and endearing children’s book with gentle rhyming text that’s easy to read aloud.• Beautifully illustrated, featuring a different animal family on every page and in every season.• A sweet expression of unconditional love between adults and their treasured little ones.• An adorable read-aloud book, perfect for creating a calming and reassuring atmosphere during snuggle time or bedtime.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Mª Isabel Sánchez Vegara - 2020
    Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher…so maybe he’d become a great preacher too. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn’t let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on. Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it's wrong. And he promised himself that—when he grew up—he’d fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring activist’s life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

A Jedi You Will Be


Preeti Chhibber - 2020
    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and learn how to use the Force in this hilarious and stylized picture book narrated by everybody's favorite Jedi Master, Yoda!

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates


Jenny Pearson - 2020
    After his grandmother dies and Freddie discovers his biological father might be alive and well in Wales, he decides to follow the facts. Together with his best friends Ben and Charlie, he sneaks off on the adventure of a lifetime (or at least, the summer holidays) to track down Freddie’s father.Freddie doesn’t expect any miracles—they’re not real, after all. But when the three unwittingly set off a chain of inexplicable events via an onion-eating competition, a couple of superhero costumes, and some very angry antique thieves, Freddie discovers that some things can’t always be explained—and sometimes what you’re looking for has been with you the whole time.Propulsive and hilarious, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of family.

Where Happiness Begins


Eva Eland - 2020
    You can try to chase it, control it or capture it, but even if it seems like it’s gone for a while, you’ll know it’s never far away...This is the second of Eva Eland's picture books that helps little ones deal with big emotions. Start on your journey with happiness... who knows where it could take you?

Brown Sugar Babe


Charlotte Watson Sherman - 2020
    But so many beautiful things in the world are brown -- calming beaches, cute animals, elegant violins, and more. Brown is musical. Brown is athletic. Brown is poetic. Brown is powerful!

Night Night, Norman


Marie Dimitrova - 2020
    One night he loosens the latch on his stall and sneaks out. When he pushes his horse-sized body through the door and into Ellie’s house, he smells something delicious coming from the kitchen. While Ellie sleeps, Norman investigates. His equine curiosity and clumsy hooves create all sorts of chaos, leaving us wondering, will he wake Ellie?Laugh out loud with the adventures of Norman, and find out what happens when we think our pets are sleeping. A perfect book to read together before bedtime!

Amelia Fang and the Trouble with Toads


Laura Ellen Anderson - 2020
    

Idia of the Benin Kingdom: An empowering book for girls ages 4-8 (Our Ancestories)


Ekiuwa Aire - 2020
    

Dragons Don't Dance Ballet


Jennifer Carson - 2020
    Encouraged by her friend Harold to audition, Esmeralda takes a leap of faith only to discover that she doesn't quite fit in with the other ballerinas. But Esmerelda isn't ready to give up--and neither is Harold! A whimsical picture book that challenges body image expectations.

What Wonders Do You See... When You Dream?


Justine Avery - 2020
    Hasn't it been splendid? But now, it's time--to be sure--for an entirely different adventure.This is an invitation to a new nighttime ritual, a going-to-bed book that reminds us all that bedtime can be the most wonderful time of all...The spellbinding style and alluring rhythm of Justine Avery's writing are brought to life by Liuba Syrotiuk's dreamlike watercolor illustrations to inspire children and adults to set aside the day's excitement and drift into the adventure of sleep itself.What Wonders Do You See... When You Dream? encourages calm and creativity, relaxation and imagination, and welcomes young and old alike to the blissful, magical time of bedtime.

The Mysteries of the Universe: Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of Space


D.K. Publishing - 2020
    From planets and asteroids to black holes and galaxies, every page of this captivating book reveals the secrets behind more than 100 celestial objects. Get ready to explore fun facts and exciting new scientific discoveries!For centuries, the mysteries of space have captured our imaginations. This picture book will illuminate imaginations and spark curious minds to explore the vastness of space.Take your little astronaut on a journey from our planet out into the furthest reaches of the universe! Filled with gorgeous illustrations and incredible photography, young readers will be intrigued by the detailed close-up images of each celestial body.The engaging storybook-style descriptions and simple text shed a light on facts, myths, and key discoveries about the universe. Explore the wonders of our solar system and beyond. This educational book also includes reference pages packed with fascinating information.Journey Through the Vastness of SpaceJoin us on an adventure across the universe, as we rocket to the stars! Discover 100 objects from the universe, arranged from the closest to our planet to the ones the furthest away. Storybook-style text and out-of-this-world pictures make this book perfect for an astronomical bedtime. It's also a fantastic gift for children who can't get enough of space.Grab your spacesuit and put your helmet on! Inside the pages of this adventure book, you'll find:- Beautiful illustrations and incredible photography that showcase the mysteries of space. - Discover 100 remarkable objects in the cosmos. - Engaging storybook-style descriptions that explain key discoveries about the universe.More to ExploreOnce you've discovered The Mysteries of the Universe, dive into the companion titles from this series from DK Books! The Wonders of Nature explores more than 100 items from the natural world and An Anthology of Intriguing Animals showcases animals around the world.

The Refuge


Sandra Le Guen - 2020
    She never stops looking up at the sky! She likes the stars and comets.”Jeannette tells her mom about her new classmate, who also loves astronomy but seems sad. She realizes it’s not easy to move to a new place. So the next day, at recess, Jeannette asks Iliana to play.At first, it’s a little hard to communicate because Iliana is learning a new language. The girls have to use their hands and their drawings. But they keep trying, and, soon, Iliana tells Jeannette about her difficult journey as a refugee who had to leave her country. Then their families meet, and Iliana’s parents share their story too. The girls’ friendship blooms, as limitless as the sky and their imaginations.Originally published in France and brought to life with wonderfully expressive artwork, this is a book about sharing stories and finding refuge in friendship, family, and a new home.

The Littlest Yak: The perfect book to snuggle up with at home!


Lu Fraser - 2020
    . . the littlest yak of them all.Gertie is the littlest yak in her whole herd, and she's feeling stuck in her smallness - she wants to grow UP and have bigness and tallness! But when it turns out that there are some things that only Gertie can do, might she come to see that she's perfect, just the way she is? A rollicking, heartwarming and reassuring story from debut author, Lu Fraser and much-loved illustrator, Kate Hindley.Praise for Kate Hindley: ‘Hindley’s wintry art and characterful creatures shine in this heart-warming story’  The Bookseller (The Littlest Yak) 'Kate Hindley’s charming illustrations bring bouncing Bernard to groovy life' Mail on Sunday  (Be More Bernard) 'Children will love the simplee, stylish illustrations and gorgeous fine detail' The i (Treacle Street: Marcel's Parcels)

How Did That Mouse Get In Our House


Reid Kaplan - 2020
    But How?The farm animals watch as he scampers across the barnyard. But look out for the cat! Can our little friend make it all the way to the house?Join along in the fun, and find out how that mouse got in our house!

Where Snow Angels Go


Maggie O'Farrell - 2020
    Then she sees the most spectacular sight – a pair of wings, enormous in size, made of the softest snow-white feathers imaginable. An angel in her bedroom … a SNOW angel! He tells her that he is here to look after her, for Sylvie is not as well as she seems... Many months later, as Sylvie recovers from her illness, she longs to see her snow angel again. He saved her life! There is so much she wants to tell him, so much she wants to know! Will he ever come back to her? And how can Sylvie make sure that everyone she loves has their own snow angel, to keep them safe, too?

The Day We Met the Queen: World Book Day 2020


Onjali Q. Raúf - 2020
    But the most amazingest of all is that the ACTUAL Queen has invited us to Buckingham Palace.It's going to be the Best Day Ever! Well, a long as Brendan-the-Bully and his Stinking Revenge Plot don't ruin absolutely everything...

Captain Tom Moore (Little People, BIG DREAMS)


Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara - 2020
    By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to NHS Charities Together. Once there was a humble boy from Yorkshire called Tom, who was born with his feet firmly on the ground. His determination and courage saw him and his comrades through the worst crisis the world had ever known: World War Two. So when a new crisis struck in 2020, just before his 100th birthday, Captain Tom knew just what to do. Aiming to raise £1,000 for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden, his story soon became known all over the world, with people donating so much that he quickly raised over £30 million! Captain Tom’s story shows us that, by coming together, we can dream bigger than ever, and that when the going gets tough, you just have to keep on walking. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the Captain’s life.Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Who Wants To Play With Little Mouse?: A fun counting story about friendship


Jana Buchmann - 2020
    

Once Upon a Dragon's Fire


Beatrice Blue - 2020
    The second title in a new series about how magical creatures came to have their gifts. Do you know how dragons got their fire? It all began once upon a magic kingdom, when a fearsome, terrifying dragon stalked the land. He was so mean he ate kittens for breakfast, he was so scary he made children scream, and he was so evil that he blew huge storms out of his jaws, which is why it was always so cold. Or so the stories said. When two children called Freya and Sylas met the dragon, they found something very different indeed...

Dizzy Lizzie


Kat E. Erikson - 2020
    Born under an old house, in a dark wee den, with cobwebs in the corner and dirt underfoot, every day is a struggle for the tiny kitten, until she learns a trick or two to make sure she gets her share. But just as things seem to improve, Dizzy Lizzie’s home is destroyed and she is torn from her mother. Soon, Lizzie is faced with a new set of problems, and if she wants to stick with her sister and secure a forever home, the little kitten must learn to curb her big temper. “No matter how teeny-tiny, no matter how weebly-wobbly,” Dizzie Lizzie vows, “I’ll find a way!” But as she tumbles from one calamity to the next, can Lizzie tame her tantrums and find her forever home? Based on a true story, this beautifully illustrated and uplifting rescue cat tale explores themes like loyalty, family love—whether that family is by blood or adoption—and never giving up.

Small Matters: The Hidden Power of the Unseen


Heather Ferranti Kinser - 2020
    Powerful shots from scanning electron microscopes show shark skin, bird feathers, the hairs on a honeybee's eye, and so much more, proving that tiny details can make a BIG difference.

Rupert's Snowman


Phillipa Warden - 2020
    Sledging, building snowmen, making snow angels and having snowball fights. But wait! What is this? Why is Rupert racing back up the hill? Join him and his mummy as they are forced to embark on a Snowy Adventure Rescue...

The Not Bad Animals


Sophie Corrigan - 2020
    Spiders that make us scream, mice that make us jump on top of furniture until the coast is clear, or bats that make us shudder at the thought of them flapping around our hair. There are creatures big and small all over the world that make us squirm and wriggle in our seats just at the mere thought of them.But what did these animals ever do to deserve such a bad reputation? Most of the time it’s humans that have labelled them ugly, dangerous and downright gross. But it’s one false acquisition too many for these little guys. They’ve had enough of being called scary, slimy, nasty and ewwy. They’re here to dispel these false acquisitions and set the record straight once and for all!"You humans have given us a BAD rep! You've been spreading rumours about us - you think we're scary and spooky and dangerous and icky. Well we're here to set the record straight because we're fed up with the lies you've been spreading. We're not bad animals at all -we're just misunderstood!"With laugh-out-loud illustrations from the immensely talented Sophie Corrigan, uncover the truth behind the animal and learn all about how each creature plays an important role in our world. With bitesize text that will leave you giggling and a fact box about each misrepresented creature, this is the perfect introduction to over 30 critters big and small who really aren’t all that bad at all!

Kitty and Dragon


Meika Hashimoto - 2020
    Even though they are quite different from one another, Kitty and Dragon have learned that there’s nothing better than being together, just the way they are.

I'm Sticking with You


Smriti Prasadam-Halls - 2020
    Whatever you're doing, I'm sticking with you. It's wonderful to have good friends to see you through the good times and the bad. But sometimes, friends can also be a bit . . . well . . . overbearing. A gorgeously warm, funny book about everything a friendship can be – for anyone who's ever had a friend.

Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids: 51 Inspiring People from Ancient Africa to Modern-Day U.S.A.


Arlisha Norwood - 2020
    Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids is packed with 50 biographies of inspiring figures from Africa, the United States, and around the world.Explore the stories of well-known people like Rosa Parks and Barack Obama, and lesser-known figures like Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American doctor, and Benjamin Banneker, an astronomer and mathematician. This vibrant black history book for kids makes it fun to learn about how these individuals created lasting change and paved the way for future leaders.Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids includes:Civil rights heroes--Meet world-changing activists like Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Martin Luther King, Jr.Stars of the arts--Learn about artists like musician Louis Armstrong, dancer Josephine Baker, and poet Langston Hughes in this unique black history book for kids.Scientists and pioneers--Read the adventures of aviator Bessie Coleman, astronaut Katherine Johnson, and biologist Ernest Just.How will the outstanding role models inside Black Heroes: A Black History Book for Kids inspire you?

Fiona, It's Bedtime


Richard Cowdrey - 2020
    Fiona is beloved by fans all over the world, and her newest book is the perfect bedtime read-aloud for cuddling with your little one. Fiona, It’s Bedtime, illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, features everyone’s favorite hippo who wanders through the zoo saying “GOODNIGHT” to all her animals friend before she heads to bed and settles into slumber.  With a cover that shines with spot UV and foil, this book is perfect for Fiona enthusiasts, fans of Sandra Boynton’s The Going to Bed Book, and any animal lover who’s ready for a read-aloud rhyming bedtime story.