Christmas Around the World

Mary D. Lankford - 1995
    Lucia crowns, Christmas Around the World brings together Christmas traditions from twelve different lands, like decorations on a splendid tree."A visually attractive and thoughtful presentation for those seasonal school assignments," praised School Library Journal. Includes a section on craft ideas, a pronunciation guide, a page of Christmas sayings, and two pages of Fact and Fiction.Author Mary Lankford was the director of library services for the Texas Education Agency and received many awards, among them the Texas Library Association Distinguished Service Award.

This is Edinburgh

Miroslav Sasek - 1961
    Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Like the other Sasek classics, This is Edinburgh is a facsimile edition of the original book that is still timely and current in every way. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, make the book a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember it from their childhood. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than forty years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is ... Today" page at the back of the book. M. Sasek has captured the very spirit, pride, and grandeur of one of the noblest places on earth in This is Edinburgh, first published in 1961. Sasek is right at home in Scotland, with its famous sights, unique character, and iconic traditions of kilt and tartan, pipes and pipers, whisky and haggis.

Clever Beatrice

Margaret Willey - 2001
    What happens when a very little girl makes a bet with a very LARGE giant?

When I Feel Scared

Cornelia Maude Spelman - 2002
    Eventually our hero realizes that it's OK to be scared sometimes, and there are ways he can help himself when he's frightened.

Ice Is Nice!: All About the North and South Poles

Bonnie Worth - 2010
    mingle with reindeer, musk oxen, polar bears, caribou, and all sorts of penguins, they discover how the animals stay warm in freezing temeratures, why it’s colder at the South Pole than at the North Pole, that one pole is located on land and the other isn’t, and how scientists are studying climate change to keep both poles icy cold. Perfect for fans of the hit PBS kids TV show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That, this is a great choice for curling up with on a winter’s day!

Global Babies

Global Fund for Children - 2007
    Global Babies presents children in cultural context. Diverse settings highlight specific differences in clothing, daily life, and traditions, as well as demonstrate that babies around the world are nurtured by the love, caring, and joy that surround them.

TouchThinkLearn: Numbers: (Board Books for Baby Learners, Touch Feel Books for Children)

Xavier Deneux - 2014
    See the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Experience the number "2" both by counting a pair of raised car wheels on one side, and feeling its shape on the other. Featuring a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

Family Pictures / Cuadros de Familia

Carmen Lomas Garza - 1990
    Through warm, personal stories and vibrant paintings, young readers experience day-to-day life in a traditional Mexican-American community. 15 color illustrations. Size D. 32 pp.

Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter

Victoria Kann - 2014
    Your family will enjoy sharing this storybook and stickers—the perfect Easter basket gift and springtime read.#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann's treat of a story has become an Easter favorite for kids and parents. This adorable 8x8 storybook includes stickers for kids to enjoy.Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peter on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!


Donald Crews - 1982
    "Harbor is a picture book, and a great one at that. Every library will want it."--School Library Journal

Place Value

David A. Adler - 2016
    The monkeys in this book can tell you why! As they bake the biggest banana cupcake ever, they need to get the amounts in the recipe correct. There's a big difference between 216 eggs and 621 eggs. Place value is the key to keeping the numbers straight. Using humorous art, easy-to-follow charts and clear explanations, this book presents the basic facts about place value while inserting some amusing monkey business.

Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns

Ruth Heller - 1997
    ... From cover to cover, the stylishly drawn, brilliantly colored, double-paged illustrations grab readers and don't let go. ... Who would have thought pronouns could be such fun?”—School Library Journal“Bold, handsome illustrations accompanied by a jaunty, rhymed text demonstrate their importance ... with all the panache of a Madison Avenue publicity campaign. ... Language teachers, rejoice!”—The Horn BookAbout the Explore! series: Dedicated to helping children learn a variety of nonfiction subjects, the Explore series uses pitch-perfect rhyming text and brilliantly illustrated images to make learning fun.Books in the series:Explore Language1. Behind the Mask: A Book About Prepositions2. Cache of Jewels: And Other Collective Nouns3. Fantastic! Wow! and Unreal!: A Book About Interjections and Conjunctions4. Kites Sail High: A Book About Verbs5. Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives6. Mine, All Mine!: A Book About Pronouns7. Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns8. Up, Up and Away: A Book About Adverbs Explore Nature1. Animals Born Alive and Well: A Book About Mammals and Their Young2. Chickens Aren't the Only Ones: A Book About Animals Who Lay Eggs3. The Reason for a Flower: A Book About Flowers, Pollen, and Seeds4. Plants that Never Ever Bloom: A Book About Fungi, Ferns, and Other Plants Without Flowers


Isabelle Arsenault - 2014
    . . Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision—infused with a singular wit and whimsy—award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tangoto the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again.

Millions to Measure

David M. Schwartz - 2003
    . . and almost as many ways to measure them!Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and grams. With Steven Kellogg's playful and delightfully detailed illustrations, measuring has never been such a blast!

The Toolbox

Anne Rockwell - 1971
    There are nails, screws, and a hammer. A toolbox is a treasure trove for curious young builders. When they're not running to explore their own tool collections, children will be glued to this book, exploring the shapes, names, and useful jobs of common hand tools.