By Stacy McAnulty, Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
What is love? Can you only express it in fancy meals, greeting cards, and heart-shaped chocolates? Kids will find love everywhere in this delightful book. It can be found in everyday moments such as baking cookies with grandma, notes from Mom in your lunchbox, or a family singing together on a car trip, and it isn't always what you expect!With delightful illustrations by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff and sweetly simple prose by award-winning author Stacy McAnulty, this is the perfect book to teach children what love means, why it's important, and how they can spread the love in their daily lives.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus
By L. Frank Baum, Charles Santore
Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . . In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.
The Littlest Train
By Chris Gall
Chris Gall, creator of the hit series Dinotrux, now breathes life into more than a half-dozen trains that climb, haul, chug, zip, and zoom everywhere from sea to sea. Calling all train lovers: All aboard!In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train...about to have a BIG adventure! There\'s an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home?
The Little Shop Of Monsters
By Marc Brown, R.L Stine
A frighteningly fun picture book adventure from two monstrously talented children's book icons!Are you are afraid of monsters? Do they make you shiver and shake and shut your eyes really tight at night?Welcome to the Little Shop of Monsters! Do you want a SNEEZER? A TICKLER? Or one of the CREEPIEST monsters of all? Come on in and choose your favorite, if you dare (before one of them chooses YOU!).Renowned children's book creators Marc Brown and RL Stine join forces for the first time - in Stine's picture book debut - with a tale that is monstrously good fun. With a narrative voice reminiscent of The Monster at the End of this Book, but with Stine's signature spooky charm and Brown's wildly imaginative illustrations, this is sure to be a new Halloween favorite.
A Long Way Away
By Frank Viva
Embark on a journey beyond our wildest dreams!Start from one end of the book, and you're up in space. Follow a sweet creature's journey as he floats down and away from his home planet . . .through outer space . . . past the moon, into Earth's atmosphere. . . . splashing down through the ocean's surface...and finally to the bottom of the sea, where he snuggles in for some well-needed rest.Or, start from the other end, and you're on the ocean floor. Our creature awakens and begins to float up through a watery undersea world...breaking through the surface and into the sky...beyond the clouds and past the moon...through the galaxy...to the far reaches of distant space...Until at last, he arrives home to be embraced by a cozy alien family on a distant planet.A LONG WAY AWAY is a wondrous and surprising journey; one that is vast, beautiful, and sometimes treacherous, but always resolves in the most comforting way - our charming creature is either venturing up to go home, or floating down to go to bed. Beautifully spare text is paired with art rich with vibrant detail, from schools of fish to airplanes to spaceships, comets, and planets; here is surprising and marvelous flight of fancy from rising star Frank Viva.
Look! Another Book!
By Bob Staake
LOOK!A boot!A fruit!A crossing guard newt!Once AGAIN a seek-and-find,MORE images of every kind!From a music note to a teeny red boat, a blue kangaroo to a robot or two, there are endless things to discover in this zany follow-up to LOOK! A BOOK! from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die cuts on the cover and every spread reveal hidden treasures in each vast landscape, from a zoo gone wild to an out-of-this-world moon base to a crazy art museum, and more, providing hours of entertainment to readers young and old.
Look! A Book!
By Bob Staake
Look! A book! A hook! A cowboy cook!Weird and kooky things that go! Some go fast and some go slow! Can you find the squawking crow? Go on a crazy seek-and-find adventure in this new picture book from award-winning artist Bob Staake. Die-cuts on every page draw readers into each themed scene and invite them to find the items hidden within the elaborately detailed spreads. From underwater worlds, to haunted houses and tree-top towns, there are endless details for readers to search for and discover. This inventive picture book format will have kids hooked from the very first die-cut page all the way through to the end where a gate-fold finale challenges them to go back for yet another look and even more surprises.Bob is best-known and widely celebrated for his picture books and this visual feast is some of his most exciting and creative work to date!