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There's an Elephant in My Bathtub
There's an ELEPHANT in the bathtub! And a CAMEL in the study--and a LION on the couch--and a GORILLA in the kitchen! When wild animals make themselves at home, what's a dad to do?
The Sofa Monster
Sammy wasn’t the bravest seven-year-old. In fact, he still slept with a nightlight on and a teddy bear. But, even his parents wouldn’t believe that there was a Sofa Monster. The Sofa Monster is made of a hodge-podge of things that he had lost in the cushions of the sofa. What does it want from him? What will he do?
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Do Bugs Wear Shoes?
A colorful, fun-filled book packed with answers to all your silliest bug questions! Learn what happens when a bug goes to space, to school, and to the gym. Find out if bugs have feelings like people do. Discover robot bugs, dancing bugs, bugs that poop and so much more!Filled with illustrations, photographs and interactive videos, Do Bugs Wear Shoes will have kids laughing and learning as they discover awe-inspiring facts about the insect world. This beautifully designed book is organized into colorful two-page spreads that each focus on a different question, making it easy and fun to read for children and big kids alike.BOOK EXTRAS include videos and printable worksheets for extended learning. Great for educators and at-home learning.PLUS, vote on the world’s most beautiful bug!Recommended for ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up.Don't miss out on the chance to bug out!
Mission Alert: Island X
Benjamin Hulme-Cross, Kanako and Yuzuru
Tom and Zilla need to investigate one of their classmates. His dad is a billionaire who's up to something shady on his private island. But can Tom and Zilla get close enough to uncover the plot? It's up to secret agents Tom and Zilla to save the day.
All is Assuredly Well
This pre-Raphaelite picture book is a remarkable contribution to the canon of books for the young children of same-sex parents. King Phillip and his husband, Don Carlos, live contentedly for decades until the king is called to the Hero's Journey to earn a baby girl to complete their family. "Sweet characters, skillful storytelling, and knockout illustrations."-- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Ivy and Bean One Big Happy Family
Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall
Annie Barrows' bestselling chapter book series, Ivy & Bean, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing–—and reading—for more than a decade! With more than 5 million copies in print, Ivy & Bean return with a brand-new book for a new generation!Ivy & Bean are back . . . and they are funnier than ever!Ivy's worried. She's read a lot of books about only children, so she knows that they are sometimes spoiled rotten. They don't share their toys. They never do any work. They scream and cry when they don't get their way. Spoiler alert! Ivy doesn't have any brothers or sisters. That's why she's worried. How can she keep from getting spoiled? She could give away all her clothes, but she'd probably get in trouble. She could give away all her toys, but she likes her toys. There's really only one solution: she needs a baby sister, on the double! Luckily, Ivy and Bean know just where to get one.
Bertie the gardener is happy with his life, so is Oscar - his dog. However, this happiness turns to discontent when Bertie sees George looking ‘important’ in his new bowler hat. Bertie wants one just like it, so that he can look important too. Consequently, he hangs up his comfy old hat and that’s when his adventure begins. There's a fun activity page at the back of this book so that children can learn more about different types of hats and their names.
The Frightened Little Flower Bud
Please note: This is a British spelling version. American spelling version ISBN is 978-0993509841. The story begins with a seed landing in a pretty garden where it starts to grow and eventually forms a little flower bud. But, the little flower bud becomes frightened of things that she ‘hears on the wind’; such as the sun that might scorch its petals, the rain that might spoil them, the wind that might blow them away - so the flower doesn’t want to bloom. However, all flowers must bloom, and as the little flower bud opens her petals she overcomes her fears one by one. The more we think about our fears, the more they overwhelm us. This book teaches children (of all ages) that fear is just a feeling that holds them back from living their lives to the full. To add to the fun and develop observational skills there’s a ‘Did You See’ activity page at the back with objects from the book that children may not have noticed whilst reading it. There are also some simple questions that can be asked of children, encouraging them to think about what they’ve read. The skill level required is ‘easy’.
An adventurous young girl travels the world with her Gramma Marge and her best buddy, Jerry the sloth. On her first journey of the series she learns to stand up for herself and others. She also finds out how rewarding it can be to try new things. Violett Valentine and Gramma Marge are always in search of ideas for their clothing designs and find inspiration everywhere they go. Come and join their adventures in this instant classic that encourages young girls and boys to be kind, adventurous, brave and to follow their dreams. Don't forget your passports kids!
Petro and The Flea King
From an award-winning children's book author and illustrator comes a graphic novel full of whimsy, tradition, and fun for all ages. Petro the lazy boy, goes on an out-of-this-world adventure as he tries to save a small town from the torments of the Flea King and his minions. The characters which are based on traditional Filipino folk stories are imaginatively recreated and given a unique spin by the author. This wordless picture book is perfect for that reluctant reader as each beautifully rendered illustration shows a fantastical world of adventure that goes beyond words. How will Petro survive after being eaten by a large Balyena, or meeting the half-man half-beast creature that lives in the forest? Get this book and enjoy the whirl-wind adventure that takes more than one read to truly enjoy. Petro is a story about childhood, adventure and hugs from grandma.