What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
By Refe Tuma, Susan Tuma
Since Toy Story (and maybe since the very first toys!) children and their parents have wondered what it would be like if toys came to life. Refe and Susan Tuma take this wonder several steps further in What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, for the first time in board book!Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys--specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. The dinosaurs wreck bathrooms, destroy vases, rock out, encounter terrifying hot irons, even do the dishes with hilarious, magical results. Each scene, now in board book, is photographed in meticulous detail, letting viewers joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves--just LOOK what the dinosaurs did last night!
By Samantha Berger, Mike Curato
Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends.This girl is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream...Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.
Waltz of the Snowflakes
By Elly MacKay
It is a cold and rainy evening when Gran gives her granddaughter something special: tickets to the ballet. Her granddaughter is reluctant to go. The weather is terrible and they have to wear fancy, uncomfortable clothes. But as the curtains rise on The Nutcracker, the girl's eyes light up as she's introduced to the magic of the theater. The bright costumes, the intricate dances, the magical music, and a new friend all combine to captivate the girl and to bring color to an otherwise dreary evening.Waltz of the Snowflakes is Elly MacKay at her finest, mixing her acclaimed paper-cut artwork with vibrant colors in this whimsical, dreamlike, and inspiring wordless picture book. A must-have for any ballet- and theater-obsessed reader and the perfect gift to be shared during the holidays or any time of year when the world outside needs a little bit of color and vibrancy.
What The Dinosaurs Did At School
By Refe Tuma
Refe and Susan Tuma take the wonder of toys coming to life and having their own adventures to a school setting sure to capture the imagination of kids everywhere. Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys--specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. But in the follow-up to the hit What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, these scampish dinosaurs make the trip to school, hidden in a child's backpack. Each scene is photographed in meticulous detail, letting viewers joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves--just LOOK at what these diminutive dinos did at school!
When Dinosaurs Die
By Laurie Krasny Brown, Marc Brown
No one can really understand death but to children, the passing away of a loved one can be especially perplexing and troublesome. This is true whether the loss is a classmate, friend, family member or pet. Here to offer advice and reassurance from some very wise dinosaurs. This succinct and thorough guide helps dispel the mystery and negative connotations associated with death, providing answers to some of the most-often asked questions and also explores the feelings we may have regarding the death of a loved one and the ways to remember someone after he or she has died.
Wherever You Go
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Eliza Wheeler
Roads give you chances to seek and explore.Want an adventure?Just open your door.Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors.Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller's lilting rhyme and bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler's enchanting, lush landscapes celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road-the same road that will always lead you home again.
Welcome to Goon Holler
By Parker Jacobs, Christian Jacobs
Goon Holler is tucked away deep in the forests of Burgertucky and is home to many types of folk - mermaids, wizards, aliens and of course, some very mischievous goons. Tooba, a shy and unassuming bigfoot, stumbles through a waterfall into this new and exciting world where he meets a feisty little gal named Dosie. She teaches him it's fun to meet new people and try new things - especially when the people are goons and the things are delicious, steaming hot pancakes. The first in a new, vibrantly hip illustrated series. Each book will feature an original song!
By Mark Reibstein, Ed Young
Wabi Sabi, a little cat in Kyoto, Japan, had never thought much about her name until friends visiting from another land asked her owner what it meant. At last, the master says, "That's hard to explain." And that is all she says.This unsatisfying answer sets Wabi Sabi on a journey to uncover the meaning of her name, and on the way discovers what wabi sabi is: a Japanese philosophy of seeing beauty in simplicity, the ordinary, and imperfection. Using spare text and haiku, Mark Reibstein weaves an extraordinary story about finding real beauty in unexpected places. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Ed Young complements the lyrical text with breathtaking collages. Together, they illustrate the unique world view that is wabi sabi. Wabi Sabi is a unique picture book that clearly explains a new way of seeing the world to readers.
We Belong Together
By Todd Parr
We belong together because....You needed a homeI had one to shareNow, we are a familyBestselling author/illustrator Todd Parr has received hundreds of requests to write a book about adoption. And as he did with his beloved books It's Okay to be Different and The Peace Book, he has found a way to approach this challenging matter with humour and sensitivity through his bold and colourful illustrations and unique reassuring messages.