Tulip and Rex Write a Story – Coming Soon!

April 14th, 2015

In Tulip and Rex Write a Story, the dance-loving duo from Tulip Loves Rex finds a new passion—collecting words and using them to tell a story. The writing theme makes this book a must for classroom libraries, parents looking for reading and writing activities to do at home, or anyone who loved Tad Hill’s Rocket Writes a Story or Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov’s Max’s Words.

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, beloved author of the bestselling Biscuit books, has written a sweet story perfect for preschool and early elementary school readers. Sarah Massini’s illustrations burst with texture, energy, and tenderness.

Tulip and Rex’s “word walk” and their subsequent imaginative play convey the subtle message that you don’t have to be able to read or write yet to love words and storytelling, and you don’t have to be behind a school desk to write a story—all you need is the world around you and a big imagination.

Not This Bear: A First Day of School Story – Coming Soon!

April 14th, 2015

It’s Bear’s first day of school, and he’s a bit reluctant to go. Mama says all bears love school; Bear isn’t so sure.

But school turns out to be full of fun–painting pictures, listening to stories, and making new friends.

Maybe this bear will like school after all!

Tulip Loves Rex Review

January 30th, 2015

Young Tulip is all action, with swirls of soft blues highlighting her energy and enthusiasm, especially for dance.

Read the rest of the review by Edie Ching from Booklist on the Buzz About Books.

Biscuit Goes Camping

December 1st, 2014

Flashlight—check!
Tent—check!
Blankets—check!
Biscuit is ready to go camping!

From blinking fireflies to croaking frogs, there are so many new sights and sounds when you sleep under the stars. But are those rain clouds in the sky? How will Biscuit go camping now?

Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories celebrate the magic of camping in the great outdoors—or wherever one can find a cozy spot—with Biscuit, everyone’s favorite playful puppy.

Henry Is a Big Brother

September 10th, 2014

Having a new baby in the house brings about a range of emotions in an older sibling, from excitement to joy to jealousy. In Henry is a Big Brother, Capucilli and Stott employ straightforward text and eye-catching illustration to explore all of these feelings through a child’s eyes. Starting on the big day when the baby arrives home from the hospital, Henry will hold the tiny new bundle, count fingers and toes, try to figure out why the baby is crying, help with diapers and bath time, and anticipate teaching his new sibling all sorts of things–like using the potty when the time comes. Waiting until the baby is old enough to play is a big factor for young children, so here Henry will also learn the importance of being patient.

Hannah Is a Big Sister

September 10th, 2014

Having a new baby in the house brings about a range of emotions in an older sibling, from excitement to joy to jealousy. In Hannah is a Big Sister, Capucilli and Stott employ straightforward text and eye-catching illustration to explore all of these feelings through a child’s eyes. Starting on the big day when the baby arrives home from the hospital, Hannah will hold the tiny new bundle, count fingers and toes, try to figure out why the baby is crying, help with diapers and bath time, and anticipate teaching her new sibling all sorts of things–like using the potty when the time comes. Waiting until the baby is old enough to play is a big factor for young children, so here Hannah will also learn the importance of being patient.

Katy Duck and the Secret Valentine

September 10th, 2014

Roses are red,
violets are blue,
I’m glad to have
a friend like you!
Guess who?

“Tra-la-la. Guess who?”
said Katy Duck.
“Who could my
secret valentine be?”

When Katy Duck receives a secret valentine filled with sparkly stars, she wonders who it could be from! With a little help from her friend Ralph, Katy makes the perfect card for her secret valentine…and discovers who it is!

Katy Duck’s Happy Halloween

July 9th, 2014

Katy Duck goes trick-or-treating in this Halloween-themed Level 1 Ready-to-Read story for beginning readers.

“Tra-la-la. Quack! Quack!

I will be a magical

dancing unicorn!”

Katy galloped.

She twirled.

“No one will have a costume

like this,” she said.

And no one does have a costume like hers, but when Katy sees Alice Duck dressed up in a shimmery, glimmery outfit, Katy wishes she was shimmery and glimmery, too! Suddenly, trick-or-treating doesn’t sound so fun. But with a little help from Alice and Ralph, Katy realizes that her costume is still very special. And besides, she can be shimmery and glimmery next year!

With sweet text from bestselling author Alyssa Satin Capucilli and bright, friendly illustrations from Henry Cole, this Halloween-themed Level 1 Ready-to-Read story is sure to become a favorite for beginning readers.

 

Three Cheers for Katy Duck! Katy Duck’s Happy Halloween receives a wonderful review!

 

Katy Duck Goes to Work

April 4th, 2014

Katy Duck makes a splash at her dad’s office in this delightful Level 1 Ready-to-Read story for beginning readers.

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“Today is a special day, Katy,”

said Mrs. Duck.

“You are going to work

with Dad!”

 

Katy Duck is so excited to go to work with her dad. She chooses her best tutu, finds a beautiful crown, and dons her boa. At the office, Katy Duck types, she colors, she gets water from the water cooler, and, of course, she dances. But as she’s dancing, Katy Duck knocks over a huge stack of papers! Katy learns that sometimes she must be a bit more careful…but she also learns that going to work with her dad is so much fun! Tra-la-la. Quack! Quack!

Biscuit Loves the Library

January 29th, 2014

Our 18th My First I Can Read Adventure!

It’s Read to a Pet Day at the library! There are so many fun things to see and do! Biscuit plays with story-time puppets, visits with friends, and listens to recorded books. Before he goes, a librarian helps him find the activity that he loves most of all.

Biscuit Loves the Library is a My First I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for shared reading with a child. The easy-to-read, joyful tale of Biscuit—everyone’s favorite little yellow puppy—will help cultivate a love of books and libraries in children who are learning to read.