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From award-winning writing team of Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only prim and perfect, but also dressed in black.
Stopping monsters is no job for dainty Princess Magnolia.
But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret — she’s also the Princess in Black, and stopping monsters is the perfect job for her!
Can the princess sneak away, transform into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers her secret?
This fabulous version of the classic nursery song “Old MacDonald” introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds.
It is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora, with her signature collage-style artwork.
Children will discover a whole new set of fun animal sounds as they are invited to sing along and roar with the lions, bellow with the rhino, whinny with the zebras, honk with the wildebeests, and more!
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal. A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book. A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book. A New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book of 2015. A Wall Street Journal Best Children’s Book of 2015.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don’t own a car like his friend Colby.
Why doesn’t he have an iPod like the boys on the bus?
How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town?
Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty — and fun — in their routine and the world around them.
Rukhsana Khan’s clever story and Sophie Blackall’s irresistible illustrations make for a powerful combination in this fresh and surprising picture book.
Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can’t convince Ami that you just don’t bring your younger sister to your friend’s party.
Both girls go, and not only does Sana demand to win every game, but after the party she steals Rubina’s prized party favor, a red lollipop. What’s a fed-up big sister to do?
In his latest eye-popping work of picture book nonfiction, the Caldecott Honor–winning author-illustrator Steve Jenkins explains how for most animals, eyes are the most important source of information about the world in a biological sense.
The simplest eyes — clusters of light-sensitive cells — appeared more than one billion years ago, and provided a big survival advantage to the first creatures that had them.
Since then, animals have evolved an amazing variety of eyes, along with often surprising ways to use them.
Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will love meeting this willful young frog with a serious identity crisis.
Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog.
A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl?
But when a hungry wolf arrives — a wolf who HATES eating frogs — our hero decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all.
In this very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between a feisty young frog and his heard-it-all-before father, young readers will identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right.
Caldecott Honoree and New York Times bestselling author/artist Jon J Muth takes a fresh and exciting new look at the four seasons!
With a featherlight touch and disarming charm, Jon J Muth — and his delightful little panda bear, Koo — challenge readers to stretch their minds and imaginations with twenty-six haikus about the four seasons.