An old man and his wife, a little bird and a grandson bring alive a beautiful story about how music has the power to connect us all. Pass down the joy of music to every generation because it is through this medium that we will be reminded of those who have passed.
What an absolutely charming picture book! A perfect one to teach children about emotions. The small hints of color are quite effective and the expressions on the cutest marmot's face are priceless: he shows concern, determination, sadness, and satisfaction. We should all read this gem of a book to remind us that the earth is everyone's home to be taken care of.
In this beautiful story of kindness and empathy, loneliness and love, one creature finds that the help he needs is just a song and a sigh away.
Jessica Lanan’s dreamy and dramatic watercolor paintings bring to life a wordless story about wonder in the natural world.
A fisherman takes his son for a trip out on the water. When they encounter a whale entangled at sea, they realize a connection that transcends the animal kingdom.
Caldecott Honor winner Elisha Cooper invites readers to grab their oars and board a canoe down a river exploration filled with adventure and beauty.In Cooper's flowing prose and stunning watercolor scenes, readers can follow a traveler's trek down the Hudson River as she and her canoe explore the wildlife, flora and fauna, and urban landscape at the river's edge.
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Books, libraries, and Patience and Fortitude, the stone lions in front of the NYC Public Library’s main branch: this stunning picture book has them all. A young boy is disappointed to receive a book for his birthday; he prefers toys and games. That night he’s awakened by deep purring beneath his window. It’s Fortitude, who whisks him away to the library. The books there remind him of stories his late grandfather read to him, and they magically form an image of the old man. The boy’s love of books returns before Patience carries him home. The last spread, which I won’t spoil, will elicit a shiver, tears, or both.
Max is back! With minimal illustration and vibrant color, Vere teaches children about persistence, dreams, manners and learning, but most of all, about friendship. Max chases Bird but also wants to befriend him. Bird wants to learn to fly, and after spending weeks studying books from the library, they both give it a try. In the world of picture books, Max is here to stay. A delightful read that will put a smile on everyone’s face!
Moon’s First Friends is a “lesson” on our changing earth and its occupants, told through the eyes of a lonely Moon. Author Susanna Leonard Hill, combined with Elisa Paganelli’s colorful illustrations, cleverly teaches kids about eclipses, phases of the Moon, gravity and finally components of the historic Apollo 11 space voyage – the rocket, its astronauts and their space suits. The Moon finally has some visitors! And readers will get an extra bonus – scan the two QR codes to listen to the actual countdown and to hear Armstrong’s first words on the Moon! A terrific commemorative to one of the greatest events in American history. Ages 4 and up.
Laszlo is afraid of the dark.
The dark lives in the same house as Laszlo. Mostly, though, the dark stays in the basement and doesn't come into Lazslo's room. But one night, it does.
This is the story of how Laszlo stops being afraid of the dark.
With emotional insight and poetic economy, two award-winning talents team up to conquer a universal childhood fear.
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011!
A picture-book delight by a rising talent tells a cumulative tale with a mischievous twist.
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner!
From the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling and award-winning I Want My Hat Back comes a second wry tale.
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When a wonderful new book arrives at the library, at first it is loved by all, checked out constantly, and rarely spends a night on the library shelf. But over time it grows old and worn, and the children lose interest in its story. The book is sent to the library's basement where the other faded books live.
The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel!
A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock—but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.
*** #1 Amazon Bestseller ***
** Four starred reviews **
* A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2019 *
A lyrically told, beautifully illustrated book that brings comfort to children--and adults--who have lost someone they love