Ages 3 – 5

Books for ages 3 – 5

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The world's greediest pug won't play fair, and he'll do just about anything to win!

Will Pig ever learn? He's an absolute cheat and quite the sore loser as well. But when Pig challenges his foot-long playmate, Trevor, to a kibble eating contest, he accidentally stuffs more than just food in his mouth. Lucky for Pig, Trevor knows what to do and saves the day!

Young readers will love Blabey's irresistibly quirky illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson about learning to play nice. For dog and pet lovers everywhere.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aaron Blabey was an actor before he started creating children's books. In 2008, Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley was awarded Children's Book Council of Australia's Book of the Year. In 2012, The Ghost of Miss Annabel Spoon was named a White Raven by the International Youth Library, Munich, Germany. It also won the Patricia Wrightson Prize in the 2013 New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards, and the Children's Peace Literature Award, 2013. And now The Bad Guys has won Australia's Children's Indie Book Award for 2016! Aaron lives with his two children and his wife in Sydney, Australia.

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These are my undies!
A sweet work of art!
Uh-oh! My undies!
They just fell apart.

Monster is JUST FINE with his old undies, thank you very much. But when his undies fall apart, what's a monster to do? His mommy takes him shopping, of course! But finding the perfect pair of undies is not going to be easy. . .

Come on already!
Can't you just see?
There are no new undies


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Samantha Berger is the award-winning author of Crankenstein, Snoozefest, Martha Doesn't Say Sorry, and over eighty books for young readers. She also writes cartoons and does voice-overs. Samantha splits her time between New York City and sunny California. Visit her online at samanthaberger.com.

Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator, writer, and educator. Tad co-runs a design and branding studio Carpenter Collective with his wife and partner Jessica Carpenter. Tad has written and illustrated over a dozen books intended for people of all ages, including the I Say, You Say series as well as Sad Santa. Tad lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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With colors as bright as sunshine, six little penguins paint a bold, cheerful surprise for Mama Penguin on a beautiful snowy-white landscape.

Mama loves brightly colored flowers, and her children -- Tulip, Tiger Lily, Dandelion, Bluebell, Violet, and Broccoli -- use red, purple, blue, green, yellow, and orange to paint a rainbow and a dazzling garden picture for Mama on the ice. Will Mama know who painted each picture? Of course she will! But will YOU know?

Simple language and arresting, graphic illustrations introduce readers to the six primary and secondary colors and the adorable antics of six creative little penguins. A lively text, asking children to participate by answering questions, makes this an engaging, heartwarming story that is perfect for bedtime, story time, or anytime.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sarah Aspinall grew up on top of a hill in the middle of the English countryside and quickly learned that painting, drawing, and writing stories were her favorite things to do. Later, she came to the United States and graduated with a degree in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She now lives in Los Angeles with her mischievous black cat, Mugglewump. You can visit her at sarahaspinallcreates.com.


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Meet Groovy Joe, a fun-lovin', guitar-strummin', doggy-ice-cream-eatin' pup as he wrangles three hungry dinosaurs and soon has them singing, grooving, and sharing!

Groovy Joe was living the dream.
He had a spoon and tub of doggy ice cream.
And he started to sing:
Love my doggy ice cream! Love my doggy ice cream!

Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and bestselling artist Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, have created a captivating new canine character who will groove his way into readers' hearts and have them grooving and giggling all the while. In his debut adventure, Groovy Joe faces three roaring dinosaurs hungry for his doggy ice cream! Oh no! But Joe knows just what to do and soon enough he has them all sharing while moving and singing along.

Signature rhyme, repetition, and musical writing style, combined with wild and witty illustrations, come together to create an unforgettable new character who embodies positivity, creativity, and kindness. Groovy Joe is here, ready to get groovy!

Check out the Groovy Joe website here!


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Eric Litwin is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who merges music and early literacy together. He is the author of the first four Pete the Cat picture books and the exciting new musical series The Nuts. Eric's books have sold more than 6.5 million copies and won eighteen state and national awards, including a Theodor Geisel Seuss Honor Award. Eric is a popular performing artist who plays guitar, sings, tells stories, and brings books to life. Visit him at ericlitwin.com

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator of the New York Times bestsellers Duck! Rabbit!; Exclamation Mark; Steam Train, Dream Train; Shark vs. Train; and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, which has been on the bestseller list for over three years. He has also written and illustrated a number of books, including What Are You So Grumpy About?, Cloudette, and E-mergency, a Publishers Weekly and Boston Globe Best Book of 2011. For more information, visit him at tomlichtenheld.com.


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Young readers get an introduction to twenty different types of birds, with breathtaking paper-cuttings by newcomer Dylan Metrano!

"Chickadee wears a wee black cap.
Jay is loud and bold.
Nuthatch perches upside-down.
Finch is clothed in gold."

Young readers are fascinated with the birds in their world. Every Day Birds helps children identify and learn about common birds. After reading Every Day Birds, families can look out their windows with curiosity—recognizing birds and nests and celebrating the beauty of these creatures!

Every Day Birds focuses on twenty North American birds, with a poem and descriptions written by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and beautiful paper-cuttings by first-time picture book illustrator Dylan Metrano. Interesting facts about each bird are featured in the back of the book.


ABOUTH THE CREATORS
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is the author of Forest Has a Song and a coauthor of Poetry: Big Thoughts in Small Packages. Amy lives in Holland, New York, with her husband and their three children. Visit her online at amyludwigvanderwater.com.

Dylan Metrano has been paper-cutting for more than ten years. He has designed numerous album covers, book covers, posters, and the occasional pet portrait. This is his first picture book. For more information, go to dylanmetrano.com.


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Blast off to bedtime with this adventure-filled story about a little boy who imagines his bed turning into a car, a fire truck, and even a spaceship as he rockets into dreamland!

For little boys who love construction vehicles, race cars, and fire trucks, this is the perfect bedtime story to get them strapped in and ready to blast off to bedtime!

A bed. A boy. His daddy. "Bedtime?"
"Not yet!"
A jet. . . A pilot. . . His turbo-boost!
A train. . . A conductor. . . His full-steam-ahead!

Debut author Luke Reynolds captures this boy-themed bedtime adventure with perfectly simple but poignant text, while debut illustrator and animator Mike Yamada brings it to life with his awesome ability to transform a bed into a rocket, a plane, and even a pirate ship!


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Luke Reynolds has been a teacher for eleven years in public schools in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and he also teaches Adult Education courses in York, England. His love of writing began when he was five years old, with a story called "Life on Mars and Pluto" about two aliens who must save Planet Earth. Today, he's still passionate about writing. He's also a huge fan of his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons.

Mike Yamada is an animator and production designer at Disney Animation. He lives in California. This is his first picture book.


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This fantastical story about a little boy trying to dress his pet dragon is heartwarming, imaginative, and full of laughs!

If you have to dress a dragon, you must be prepared to catch him as he flies by. Also, beware of ticklish toes, shirts with buttons, and hats that do not fit neatly between his horns!

In this charming, second-person narrative, our little boy hero imparts his infinite knowledge of how to dress a dragon, a task that isn't quite as easy as it may seem. With helpful hints like, You may have to tickle-tackle him to the floor and give him belly kisses, and warnings like, Dragons do not like shirts. But they do like capes ! this story is not only delightfully entertaining, but extremely endearing. Author Thelma Lynne Godin and illustrator Eric Barclay come together perfectly to bring this fantasy to life!


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Thelma Lynne Godin grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. As a child she loved reading, chasing fireflies, and swimming in Lake Superior. As an adult she has worked as a social worker and a librarian, but her favorite job is writing for children because it allows her to use her vivid imagination to create whimsical stories. Godin lives on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with her husband. She has two grown children and four grandchildren. She is the author of The Hula Hoopin' Queen, which Kirkus Reviews called "a lively, intergenerational story" in a starred review.

Eric Barclay grew up in a small Texas town where there were no bus stops and certainly no elephants. He now lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Michelle; their daughters, Emma and Paige; and their dog, Brody, and cat, Lilly. You can visit Eric at www.ericbarclay.com.


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He's little! He's cute! But he's getting all dirty!
This warm, charming story perfectly captures all the ups and downs of a busy little taxi's first day on the job!

It's Maxi the Taxi's first day of work.
What fun it is to zip and zoom all around the town!

SPLASH go the mud puddles!
PLIPPITY-PLOP drips the ice cream and mustard from sticky little fingers!

Soon Maxi becomes so grimy and gooey that no one wants to ride with him.
Who will help this dirty little taxi discover what he needs most? It's a smart little boy who takes Maxi for a noisy, tickly bath in the car wash!


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Elizabeth Upton first told Maxi's story to entertain her young son. She has a teaching degree from Teachers College at Columbia University, and her poetry has been included in several collections edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins. She currently works as a writer and a teacher in New York City, where she lives with her two children.

Henry Cole was born on a dairy farm near Purcellville, Virginia, and was an adored elementary-school science teacher for sixteen years. He has since illustrated over eighty popular picture books, including the multimillion-selling Moose series and other bestsellers. Mr. Cole has always loved art and science, which has made him a keen observer of details in nature. He now lives in both Florida and Virginia.


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Follow two friends as they explore the changing seasons through the beauty of each month's iconic shapes and celebrations--from January to December--all year round.

A world of shapes, twelve months abound,
from four-cornered square, to circle, round.

Circle round, ready to roll. Add two sticks, a carrot and coal. (January)
A sporty diamond, player at bat. Bases loaded, tilt your hat. (June)
Triangle treats--pumpkin, peach. Want some pie? Excuse my reach! (November)

Poetic text by Susan B. Katz (ABC Baby Me!, My Mama Earth, ABC School's for Me) is paired with debut illustrator Eiko Ojala's intricate cut-paper artwork to bring the months and their shapes to life! Bold colors, adorable characters, and lyrical text fuse together perfectly in this truly creative look at the world around us.


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Susan B. Katz is an author and illustrator of children's books as well as a National Board Certified teacher. She lives in California, but you can visit her at www.susankatzbooks.com.

Eiko Ojala is a renowned illustrator and a graphic designer. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. He draws everything by hand first, and then redraws everything digitally, creating every shadow and light himself. Eiko likes to study the forms of shapes and work closely with light and shadow. He keeps his illustrations minimal, letting the shapes and shadows speak. This is Eiko's first picture book.


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Get transported to a lush, vibrant jungle in this gorgeously illustrated picture book about facing your fears.

Richard hears something in his room before bedtime. Is it a monster? He doesn't wait to find out and sets off running through the streets, over the hills, through the forest, and into the fields until he finds himself in a magical jungle. With the help of his stuffed lion Lionheart, Richard finds the courage he needs to face his fears.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Richard Collingridge was born in London. He studied illustration and has been living between England and France since 2008. Feiwel & Friends published his debut picture book, When It Snows, in 2013. He currently lives in Paris. You can visit him online at www.collingridge.co.uk.


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America's most beloved, bestselling dinosaurs share the joys of lasting friendship.

From early childhood to life after eighty, the great challenge of any friendship is keeping it healthy and strong. In this funny, engaging book, award-winners Jane Yolen and Mark Teague present humorous, naughty dinosaur antics that any young sibling or friend will instantly recognize--followed by dinosaur-sized hugs and expressions of affection.

Do children in your home ever fight over a toy? Do good friends at school ever push or call each other names? And do buddies also know to share, give cookies, and apologize?

Come along and laugh in the tenth full-sized book in this highly acclaimed series--as little ones make friends and stay friends...the dinosaur way!


ABOUT THE CREATORS
Jane Yolen is the beloved author of more than three hundred books for children and adults, including award-winning picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her How Do Dinosaurs... books have sold millions of copies and are international bestsellers. She regularly travels the globe speaking and teaching. Jane lives in Western Massachusetts and St. Andrews, Scotland. You can visit her at janeyolen.com.

Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series, as well as The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs... books, his illustrated novel, The Doom Machine, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.


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Can the OCTOPUPPY be the perfect pet?

Edgar wanted a dog. Instead, he got an octopus named Jarvis.

Jarvis is brilliant and does his best to act like the dog Edgar wants, but nothing he does is good enough to please Edgar. Ultimately, Edgar recognizes that while Jarvis might not be the dog he wanted, he is special in his own endearing way.

Young readers will love the funny, imaginative illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of appreciating the greatness of what we have in front of us.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Martin McKenna is a freelance illustrator based in the UK. This is his first picture book in the US. For more information, go to www.theoctopuppy.com.


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A delightful, whimsical, JAM-tastic adventure!

The jam has been sucked out of Sam's doughnuts! Who are the culprits? Sam sets a trap to catch the jam thieves and gets a surprise! It's the JAMPIRES: friendly little creatures whose love of jam and sweet things gets them into trouble! They fly off with Sam to their magical land sitting in the clouds, where doughnuts grow on trees, jam tarts sprout like flowers, and castles are made of jammy sponge cake.


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Sarah McIntyre has published several award-winning and best-selling books in the United Kingdom, including ORRIS THE MANKIEST MONSTER by Giles Andreae and OLIVER AND THE SEAWIGS. She is crazy about raspberry jam, loves incredible hats and wigs that she often makes herself, and adores making comics with her friends. She lives in London. Visit her online at www.jabberworks.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @jabberworks.

David O'Connell is the author and illustrator of the Monsters & Chips series—monsters and food are currently his favorite things to draw! He is writing a series of three picture books to be illustrated by Francesca Gambatesa. David also edits Ink + PAPER, an anthology of comics published in the United Kingdom. He lives in London, England. Visit him online at www.davidoconnell.uk.


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What is the proper way to ask Mr. Panda for doughnuts?

Patiently and politely, Mr. Panda asks the animals he comes across if they would like a doughnut. A penguin, a skunk, and a whale all say yes, but they do not remember to say "please" and "thank you." Is anyone worthy of Mr. Panda's doughnuts?

In his debut picture book, Steve Antony has captured a cute panda, delightful animals hungry for doughnuts, and a manners lesson. With the black-and-white animals, plain backgrounds, and brightly colored doughnuts, Antony's art is bold, striking, and engaging.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Antony lives in Swindon, England. This is his first picture book for Scholastic Press. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.


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Laugh out loud in this hysterical epic counting bath adventure with a squeaky clean twist!
From Derek Anderson, the illustrator of the bestselling Little Quack series!

One pig looks to take a relaxing bath in solitude, only to be joined by another pig, then another, then another. When Pig Number 10 jumps into the crowded tub, the first pig comes up with a plan to enjoy his bath.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Derek Anderson is the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as the Hot Rod Hamster series by Cynthia Lord. He is also the author and illustrator of STORY COUNTY: HERE WE COME! He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him online at www.derekanderson.net.


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Chicken Little thinks that the sky is falling—and inspires a dance craze!

When an acorn hits Chicken Little on the head, she panics and screeches, "The sky is falling! The sky is falling!" Squirrel, who knew a thing or two about acorns, tried to set the record straight, as did the other animals. The chickens started dancing—they moonwalked, they mamboed, and they did the twist. Pretty soon the other animals joined them. You can't blame someone for wanting to dance, even if the sky isn't really falling!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series as well as THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE SOMEWHAT BAD WOLF, FIREHOUSE!, FUNNY FARM, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs books, his recent illustrated novel, THE DOOM MACHINE, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.

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Pepper is an old cat. He's set in his ways, and used to his normal routine in the house that he rules—or thinks he rules, anyway! Yup, he's got everything down to a science, including how to manipulate the house dog. That is until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything! Can Poe get Pepper to accept him as part of the family?

This hilarious story reinvents the age-old new sibling topic with a furry twist, taking an emotionally heavy subject and masking it with humor—all while reinforcing the days of the week! Frann Preston-Gannon, the 2011 Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner, makes a stunning US picture book debut with her unique, eye-catching artwork and clever use of text.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frann Preston-Gannon is a South London-based illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home, was published in October 2012 and has been shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire Read it Again book prize. It has also been shortlisted by Junior magazine for Best Picture Book and New Talent and longlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.


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Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu!

Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of TRAIN, which received five starred reviews; FARM, which received starred reviews in THE HORN BOOK MAGAZINE and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY; and BEACH, which won the 2006 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Other picture books include A GOOD NIGHT WALK, MAGIC THINKS BIG, and DANCE!, a NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Elisha Cooper lives with his family in New York City. For more information, go to www.elishacooper.com.


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When Walrus escapes the zoo with his new friend Penguin, their adventures are twice the fun!

In this sequel to the acclaimed Where's Walrus?, author Stephen Savage doubles the fun when Walrus escapes the zoo with his mischievous pal, Penguin. Will the zookeeper find them? Or will these clever runaways stay one step ahead disguised as subway riders, baseball players, and even grand opera performers? Hiding in plain sight, they elude the clueless zookeeper until a fly ball at a baseball game leads Walrus and Penguin to a chance encounter with surprising results!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Savage is the author and illustrator of Where's Walrus?, which was named a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Horn Book, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture book Polar Bear Night, written by Lauren Thompson, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book. When Stephen is not on the run, he lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and their daughter.


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The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war. Can there ever be a way to live peacefully together?

Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles is an exciting new picture book from Steve Antony, the bestselling author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda!

The Green Lizards wanted to defeat the Red Rectangles.
The Red Rectangles wanted to defeat the Green Lizards.
They were at war!
Eventually they realized,
Enough Is Enough!
They stopped fighting, and by working together the Green Lizards and the Red Rectangles found a way to live peacefully.

Who will win, the green lizards or the red rectangles? Young readers will understand the value of living in friendship and peace. In the end, it's not about who wins but rather working together and having fun!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Antony is the popular author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda; The Queen's Hat; and Betty Goes Bananas. The Queen's Hat was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. He lives in Swindon, England. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.


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A wild romp around London as the Queen loses her hat!

From Steve Antony, the author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda and Betty Goes Bananas!

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvelous adventure for the Queen, lots of Queen's men, and one very special hat. Just where will that hat land? Following a hysterical, epic hat chase, the Queen is reunited with her hat—and the royal baby!

Young children will love the cumulative nature of the story, the fun mayhem that breaks loose, and Steve Antony's winning art style. The Queen's Hat shows some of London's most famous sites, and back matter explains their significance.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Antony lives in Swindon, England. He is the author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda and Betty Goes Bananas. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.


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The bestselling creators of Exclamation Mark! introduce a triangle, circle, square, and rectangle who celebrate the gift of friendship.

Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld are New York Times bestselling and award-winning creators of many books they've shaped together and individually. As a team, they've created the bestselling Exclamation Mark!, Duck! Rabbit!, and Wumbers. Amy is the author of Highlights of Your Life with Sara Gillingham and Spoon, illustrated by Scott Magoon, as well as many other books. Tom is the illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl. Tom and Amy, who are friends, both live in the Chicago area. Please visit Amy at whoisamy.com and Tom at tomlichtenheld.com.


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From bestseller David Carter comes a favorite new robot twist on the classic children's song that pops to life.

If you're a robot and you know it:
clap your hands,
jump and beep,
fly around,
shoot laser beams out of your eyes!

It's the classic version of "If You're Happy and You Know" It as you've never seen (or heard!) it before. Sing along to the free downloadable song by the dynamic Musical Robot team, then turn the pages as David Carter's clever pop-ups show the robot characters going through all of the call-out movements, from clapping hands to shooting laser beams out of your eyes!

Includes:
- A free downloadable song from the Musical Robot team!
- Pull-tabs, turn-wheels, and pop-ups!
- Eye-catching foil cover!


ABOUT THE CREATORS:
Musical Robot is a ukulele and drum combo made up of Jason Adair and Scott Namanny. They are programmed for fun! Combining songs, storytelling, puppetry, and out-of-this-world dance moves, Musical Robot is ready and willing to provide opportunities for kids to engage in fun and frolic. They are based in Sacramento, California, but you can visit them at musicalrobotlovesyou.wordpress.com.

David A. Carter is the creator of the bestselling Spot the Dot app, as well as the bestselling Bugs books, One Red Dot, and many other books for children. He lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.


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Do YOU ever get hangry?

Bird is hiking with his friends when his tummy rumbles. But no one packed him a snack that he likes! With every step, his hunger mounts until he collapses on the ground. How will Bird survive if he doesn't eat the perfect something this instant?!

The hilarious blue-feathered diva who first starred in Jeremy Tankard's high-flying debut, Grumpy Bird, returns in another laugh-out-loud melodrama. For every child who has ever needed a snack right now, and for every parent who has had to cope with a hangry, fussy child, Hungry Bird is sure to satisfy.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeremy Tankard has illustrated numerous picture books including, his own Grumpy Bird and Boo Hoo Bird, Piggy Bunny by Rachel Vail (Feiwel and Friends), and It's a Tiger by David LaRochelle (Chronicle Books). He lives in Canada with his family. You can visit him online at jeremytankard.com.


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Pig out on this hysterical, epic counting lunch adventure. It's delicious!

From Derek Anderson, the illustrator of the bestselling Little Quack series!

In Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure, Anderson created a funny up-and-down counting story. Ten Hungry Pigs: An Epic Lunch Adventure brings more piggy counting fun!

One pig sets out to make a perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Ten more pigs soon come along, adding all kinds of food -- from pancakes and peas to macaroni and cheese.

But wait! There aren't eleven pigs -- are there?

Ten Hungry Pigs is a fun counting book with a twist.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Derek Anderson is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Little Quack series by Lauren Thompson as well as the Hot Rod Hamster series by Cynthia Lord. He is also the author and illustrator of Ten Pigs: An Epic Bath Adventure and Story County: Here We Come! He writes and paints in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit him online at derekanderson.net.


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In the spirit of Where the Wild Things Are, readers will journey with Angus and understand that whether you are grumpy, angry, or mad, there is no place better than home with your loved ones.

Angus woke up mad and knew today was not his day. His dachshund, Clive, walked too slowly. His canary, Pennycake, was too loud. And to top it off, his breakfast pancakes were way too skinny.

Angus was in a bad mood, and he decided to run away. He walked two blocks, three blocks, five blocks, then suddenly everything seemed scary and dark. When his mother found Angus, he realized he was better off with her and at home.

The touching story by Patrick Downes and the bold illustrations by Boris Kulikov will comfort young children. It will show them that even when they are angry or frustrated or dealing with other emotions, everything is going to be all right.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Patrick Downes is the author of the young adult novel Fell of Dark. This is his first picture book.

Boris Kulikov is the illustrator of the Max's Words series, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and Sandy's Circus. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit him online at boriskulikov.com.


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This spooky spoof on "This Is the House That Jack Built" is perfect Halloween fun!

This is the skeleton who nailed down the floor, That upset the werewolf who put in a door, That stopped the spider who started to crawl, That shocked the mummy who raised the wall, Inside the house that monsters built.

This Is the House That Monsters Built uses the building verse characteristic of the original nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built." A vampire, a ghost, a zombie, a mummy, and more all contribute to the spooky fun in the house that monsters built.

Young children will love the zany artwork featuring all the different monsters from bestselling illustrator Jared Lee!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children's books, including Detective Blue, Pluto Visits Earth!, The Turkey Train, When the Leaf Blew In, Five Little Sharks Swimming in the Sea, and the Dinofours series. Steve lives in New York with his family.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than one hundred books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.


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Pirates may fight and plunder booty. But when they do so, they are polite!

"Pirates are unruly and pirates love to fight, but pirates still say 'please' and 'thanks' 'cause pirates are polite."

Are Pirates Polite? shows pirates' rowdy activities and teaches manners lessons. These pirates remember to say "please" and "thank you." If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too!

Fun, rhyming text by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig pairs pirates' questionable activities with their lead-by-example lessons in manners. David Catrow's humorous, zany illustrations depict the swashbuckling nature of the pirates. Follow along as pirates have fun on a pirate ship, divide up their treasure, and teach manners. Aargh!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Corinne Demas is the award-winning author of numerous books for children and adults, including Pirates Go to School, illustrated by John Manders, and Always in Trouble, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Corinne is a professor of English at Mount Holyoke College, and her website is corinnedemas.com. She divides her time between Western Massachusetts and Cape Cod.

Artemis Roehrig lives in Western Massachusetts and loves to share stories with her two children. This is her first book.

David Catrow is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including Monster Mash, the Max Spaniel series, Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs, and Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon. He lives with his wife, Debbie, and their dogs. Please visit his website: catrow.com.


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Ahoy! Your little mateys will shout and "aargh" along with the pirate jamboree!

A fun, rhyming, swashbuckling read-aloud from Mark Teague!

Join Blackbeard Johnson, Eyepatch Sue, Cap'n Gunderboom, Peg Leg Jones, and more as they set their sails for a rousing pirate adventure! They arrive on their pirate ships, plunder treasure, topple a table, and fire cannons during the pirate jamboree.

The pirate adventures come to a close when the S.S. CLEAN YOUR ROOM arrives and playtime is over, but ahoy -- tomorrow will bring another day, another tale, another pirate jamboree!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mark Teague is the award-winning children's book author and illustrator of his own bestselling Dear Mrs. LaRue series, as well as The Sky Is Falling, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg, and many other humorous picture books. In addition to his prized art for the How Do Dinosaurs . . . series, his illustrated novel, The Doom Machine, received excellent reviews. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and their two daughters.


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Kids who like insects, superheroes, and good fighting evil will love the Super Bugs!

The Super Bugs help insects when they are in danger -- caterpillars, butterflies, spiders, moths, dragonflies, and more!

Antennae up, eyes down. Buzzing all around the town. Super Bugs, Super Bugs, mighty, mighty Super Bugs!

These heroic insects are ready to fly in and lend a helping hand or wing! The Super Bugs spend all day doing good, and when the day ends...

To the hideout -- cozy nest. Even heroes need to rest.

Young insect enthusiasts will enjoy the fun facts for all nineteen insects in Super Bugs! Super Bugs features ants, beetles, bumblebees, butterflies, caterpillars, cicadas, cockroaches, crickets, daddy longlegs, dragonflies, fireflies, fleas, grasshoppers, houseflies, mosquitoes, moths, spiders, stinkbugs, and termites.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Meadows is the author of Hibernation Station and Pilot Pups. She lives in Delaware with her husband and son. Visit her online at michellemeadows.com.

Bill Mayer is the illustrator of A Walk in the Rain with a Brain, Hide and Sheep, and The Monster Who Did My Math. He lives with his wife in Decatur, Georgia. Visit him online at thebillmayer.com.


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What do you want to play today? A princess, a fairy, and a ballerina face off in this sweet, funny story of three best friends on one uproarious playdate.

When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It's the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending. (We'll say only this: Keep your eye on the frog.)

Princess! Fairy! Ballerina! is the perfect book for all the princesses, fairies, and ballerinas in your life!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bethanie Deeney Murguia is the author and illustrator of Zoe Gets Ready, Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed), Zoe's Jungle, and several other beloved picture books. She lives with her family in Sausalito, California. Please visit her website at aquapup.com or find her on Twitter at @aquapup.


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They're pirates. They're dinosaurs? They're Pirasaurs!

We're Pirasaurs! We're Pirasaurs! We rule the open seas! We'll cannon-blast you to the past! We do just what we please!

Meet the Pirasaurs, a ragtag team of seasoned pirate dinosaurs looking for adventure and treasure! There's fearsome Captain Rex, golden-toothed Velocimate, one-eyed Bronto Beard, and more fearsome, buccaneering beasts....as well as one new recruit who may be small, but who's eager to prove he can learn the ropes and find his place on the team.

But when a trap is set upon the Pirasaurs while looking for buried treasure, it's up to the littlest recruit to show the team that there's more to a Pirasaur than meets the eye patch!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Josh Funk grew up in New England and studied Computer Science in school. Today, he still lives in New England and when not writing Java code or Python scripts, he drinks Java coffee and writes picture books like Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast. Pirasaurs! is his first book with Scholastic. Josh lives with his wife, children, and assorted pets and monsters in Massachusetts.

Michael Slack is an artist, illustrator, and character designer. His humorous, character-driven art can be found in books, magazines, and on television. He has written and illustrated many books for children, including Monkey Truck and Elecopter as well as Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? written by Tammi Sauer and Pass It On written by Marilyn Sadler. He lives in Northern California with his wife, daughter, and a dog named Iggy Pup.


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A silly gorilla tries to be other zoo animals and learns that he is happier just being himself.

Will Willy be another type of animal? No! Still a gorilla!

In this fun, zany picture book, Willy the Gorilla imitates other animals at the zoo, including a lion, a walrus, a billy goat, an alligator, and a kangaroo. But pretending to be something he is not never works out. What if he just tried to be himself?

In the end, Willy is still a gorilla -- and that's something everyone can appreciate! Still a Gorilla! is a funny, wacky, rhyming picture book that teaches the importance of being yourself.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Norman is the author of Ten on the Sled, I Know a Wee Piggy, Puddle Pug, and other picture books. She lives in Smithfield, Virginia, with her husband and a snuggly puggle named Bookie. For more information, go to kimnormanbooks.com.

Chad Geran has created illustrations for greeting cards, websites, animation, advertising, and more. He lives in Saskatchewan, Canada, with his wife and two children. Visit him online at geran.ca.


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Mr. Panda shows that good things come to those who wait!

Mr. Panda from Steve Antony's bestselling, funny manners book Please, Mr. Panda is back!

This time, Mr. Panda's black-and-white animal friends are curious what he's making, but only one has the patience to stick around. An alpaca, an aardvark, rabbits, and a bird all wind up missing out. It's the penguin who declares, "I'll wait, Mr. Panda." The penguin is rewarded with a big SURPRISE: a giant doughnut!

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda is a graphic, kid-friendly way of teaching the value of patience and the importance of saying "thank you."


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Antony is the popular author and illustrator of Please, Mr. Panda, The Queen's Hat, Green Lizards vs. Red Rectangles, and Betty Goes Bananas. The Queen's Hat was nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. Steve lives in Swindon, England. Visit him online at www.steveantony.com.


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For career day at school RAWR wants to be a superhero . . . SUPER RAWR!

Today is career day at school! I am wearing my superhero cape and belt. Hello, my name is SUPER RAWR!

It's career day at school, and RAWR the T-rex wants to be a superhero. SUPER RAWR to the rescue!

SUPER RAWR is a dinosaur who can jump over tall buildings (blocks) and save the day! Preschool, pre-K, and kindergarten children will RAWR with laughter, and career day will never be the same. In the end, RAWR likes just being himself -- at least until he goes to sleep and dreams of being an astronaut.

Super Rawr! has a cloth cover with a cape and superhero outfit! Young superhero and dinosaur enthusiasts will love RAWR and SUPER RAWR!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Todd Doodler is a professional doodler and the creator of Rawr! and the bestselling Bear in Underwear series. His doodles can also be seen on clothing, in paintings, as cartoons, and in other fun books. He divides his time between the sunny states of Florida and California.


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The ninja animals try to outsmart him, but the Ninjabread Man is one tough cookie!

"Try, try, as best as you can, you can't beat me, I'm the Ninjabread Man!"

In this fun spin-off of the classic "Gingerbread Man" story, Sensei makes an age-old recipe for ninjabread. But the cookie escapes from the oven and runs loose!

Can the Ninjabread Man trick Ninja Bear, Ninja Snake, Ninja Mouse, and Ninja Fox? In the end, the clever Ninja Fox outsmarts the Ninjabread Man.

This action-packed ninja adventure features a wise sensei, adorable ninja animals, and one hard-to-catch cookie -- all brought to life by award-winning Dinotrux illustrator Chris Gall!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C. J. Leigh is a mysterious author of mysterious books for children. He has lived in a lot of mysterious places, but he currently resides in the most mysterious place of all, Brooklyn, New York.

Chris Gall is the illustrator of Little Red's Riding 'Hood and the award-winning author and illustrator of Dinotrux, Substitute Creacher, and Cat vs. Dog. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. Visit him online at chrisgall.com.


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Will the red fire trucks accept the new green-and-white fire trucks at Firehouse #10?

Kai is a small green-and-white pumper truck who moves into Firehouse #10. Firehouse #10 has some of the biggest, reddest fire trucks around. So how can Kai fit in with the other fire trucks?

When a big fire breaks out, it's Kai who saves the day!

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn, Kai to the Rescue! is a delightful story that celebrates the differences that make every one of us special. The trucks come to life with the exciting, kid-friendly art of up-and-coming animator and illustrator Mike Yamada!

Kai to the Rescue! is perfect for National Fire Prevention Month (October) and Fire Prevention Week (the second week of October).

Confidence comes in all colors, shapes, and sizes!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Audrey Penn is the author of numerous children's books, including the Chester Raccoon series, which includes the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand. Audrey lives in Durham, North Carolina. For more information, go to audreypenn.com.

Mike Yamada is the illustrator of Bedtime Blastoff! He works as an animation production designer based in Pasadena, California. Mike has contributed to many animated films, including Kung Fu Panda 2, How to Train Your Dragon, and Big Hero 6. Visit him online at myamada.com.


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The first children's poetry collection by award-winning writer Calvin Trillin -- illustrated by acclaimed illustrator Roz Chast!

"I know this shot will guard me from the measles and the mumps -- Diseases that could leave me with two different kinds of lumps. I'm glad the stuff that's in the shot will keep me safe from harm, But can't they put the needle into someone else's arm? If so, my older sister is the person I'd prefer. Could Jenny get this shot for me? I've done so much for her."

Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother.

Inspired by some of Calvin Trillin's real-life experiences, No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood celebrates the humor of familiar everyday topics.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Calvin Trillin is a journalist, humorist, poet, novelist, memoirist, and food writer. A longtime staff writer at the New Yorker, he is also the Nation's "deadline poet." He has published thirty books, many of them bestsellers. His books include Remembering Denny, About Alice, Tepper Isn't Going Out, and Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. In 2012, he won the Thurber Prize for American Humor. He lives in New York.

Roz Chast has been a regular contributor to the New Yorker since 1978. She has illustrated many books, including the New York Times bestseller 101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt and The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin. She is the author and illustrator of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a bestselling memoir about her parents, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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Celebrate the power of "please"!

How do you ask for what you'd like? Do you shout "I want!" to get your way? Or do you say "please" each and every day?

With energetic rhyming text, dazzling art, and loads of fun, a little girl learns that good things come to those who say "please"!

But be careful what you wish for!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kyle T. Webster grew up overseas, where he had amazing adventures with his twin brother, Collin. He was inspired to write Please Say Please! by his experiences as a parent: Spending time on playgrounds and at birthday parties, he observed an abundance of children with the most challenged of manners! Kyle has drawn for the New Yorker, the New York Times, and Time magazine. He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with his German princess, Sonja, and their two children, Wolfie and Hermione. They all have impeccable manners.



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A comforting and reassuring love story!

When the clouds grow darker and the rain pelts and stings, I'm here, my little duck. Keep warm beside my wings.

In this comforting read-aloud story, all the animals find cozy places to keep them safe and warm, no matter how loud the storm rumbles or how dark the night gets. Next to their mothers, the baby animals are able to let go of their fears and fall asleep despite the storm.

Safe in a Storm is a fun, imaginative good-night story featuring loving animal characters. It'll comfort young children during scary storms and always.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Stephen Swinburne has written over twenty-five books for children, including Guess Whose Shadow and Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes. He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont, with his wife, Heather, and daughters Hayley and Devon. For more information, go to steveswinburne.com.

Jennifer A. Bell has illustrated almost a dozen children's books, including Little Dog, Lost, When Dad Says "I Love You", and the Stella Batts series. Her work has also appeared in magazines and on greeting cards. She lives with her husband and son in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at jenniferabell.com.


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Barnacle is bored. Bored. Bored. Bored.

Barnacle is stuck on the underside of a pier, wishing he had something to do. Every day is exactly the same. The tide comes in and Barnacle gets wet. The tide goes out and Barnacle dries off. Boring! Barnacle wants something EXCITING to happen. Then a colorful fish swims by. Barnacle bets the fish doesn't have a boring life. In the end, it turns out exciting isn't always better . . . This picture book is an irreverent and playful answer to any child's declaration of boredom!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jonathan Fenske is the author/illustrator of the leveled readers Woodward and McTwee, Love Is in the Air, Guppy Up!, and A Pig, a Fox, and a Box (2015). Barnacle Is Bored is his first picture book. He lives in Denver with his family.


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An inspiring story that shows we all have a lion inside of us!

That day they BOTH learned That, no matter your size, We all have a mouse AND a lion inside.

A mouse feels small and insecure and determines that what he needs to do is learn how to roar like a lion. He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice! The mouse comforts the lion, they become friends, and we learn that there's a lion and a mouse inside all of us.

The inspiring text by Rachel Bright and the fun, bold illustrations by Jim Field teach young readers an important lesson. Regardless of how big or mighty we are, we can all live our dreams and do what we want to do. Fans of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse" will enjoy The Lion Inside!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rachel Bright is the author of Side by Side and the Love Monster series. She is also the creator of a bestselling card and gift line, the brightside. She lives on a farm by the sea in England with her family and all manner of animals. For more information, go to lookonthebrightside.co.uk.

Jim Field is the illustrator of Frog on a Log? He has illustrated several children's books published in the United Kingdom, including Cats Ahoy!, which won the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives with his girlfriend, a grumpy cat, and a great sense of humor in Paris. Visit him online at jimfield.co.uk.


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A fun take on "Little Red Riding Hood" -- with a safari twist!

Little Red is on her way to visit Auntie Rosie with a basket of goodies and some spot medicine. Along the way she meets the Very Hungry Lion. The Lion is eager to gobble up Little Red. The Lion's plan doesn't work out the way he wanted.

Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion is a fractured fairy tale version of "Little Red Riding Hood." It's a classic fairy tale with a safari twist!

Alex T. Smith's fun, bold art brings "Little Red Riding Hood" to life in a refreshing new way that will delight young readers.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alex T. Smith is the author and illustrator of the Claude series. He lives in the UK. Visit him online at alextsmith.com.


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