Pipsie loves everything wild—from dragonflies to oceans to tall, tall trees. She also loves solving mysteries. That’s why she’s a nature detective! When she and her turtle, Alfred, notice that their new friend, Frannie the caterpillar, has vanished, Pipsie is on the case. She grabs her magnifying glass, goes to her tree-house headquarters, and begins to search for clues. It’s time to make this mystery history!Bursting with personality, this engaging story introduces a spunky new girl detective, a scooter-driving turtle who loves to eat, and a string of simple scientific clues that will keep kids turning the pages until the mystery is solved. Two pages of nature fun facts at the end of the story offer even more information for young nature detectives.
|Pipsie, Nature Detective: The Lunchnapper (Pipsie, Nature Detective Series)|
by Rick DeDonato (Author), Tracy Bishop (Illustrator)
A nature hunt…and a missing lunch!Pipsie and her turtle friend, Alfred, are on the best school trip ever—a nature scavenger hunt! The team who finds “Seven Wonders of Nature” first wins. But that isn’t all Pipsie and Alfred have to find. Someone has stolen their PB&Js!The search is on for the lunch that left, and soon Pipsie and Alfred are following animal tracks and discovering deer, birds, and even some beavers. Can Pipsie make this mystery history and finish the scavenger hunt? And...
by Amy Hest (Author), Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)
In this timeless picture book, a new reader trudges through deep snow with a mysterious suitcase in tow. He has something important to share with his faithful companion, who bolts ahead to wait at the top of a tall hill. Our small hero climbs higher and higher, until finally, he is there, too. Then he opens his suitcase— click, click—and soon the only sound in the world is the sound of the reader reading their very favorite book to the very last page…the very last word.Amy Hest’s spare...
|Duck in the Fridge|
by Jeff Mack (Author)
It’s time for bed, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for the same old boring bedtime story. This one starts with a boy who discovers a duck in his fridge. Soon there are more ducks, and the only thing they are interested in is having fun. So the boy gets some dogs to scare them away...but things don’t go quite the way he planned. More and more animals arrive, and soon there’s a party. Will the boy ever be able to get to sleep? Filled with puns and loads of visual humor, the silliness...
|A Dog's Life|
by Caroline Sherman (Author), Donald Wu (Illustrator)
From morning till night, a dog’s life is very busy. He wakes people up. He welcomes visitors. He washes dishes. He keeps humans warm. Without a dog around, how would a family get through the day? This wonderfully endearing text by debut author Caroline Sherman is matched with adorable digital artwork by Donald Wu.
by Jane Smiley (Author), Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)
A Huffington Post Best Children’s Book of the YearFrom Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley’s first picture book, illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist Lauren Castillo, evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty...
|Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep!|
by Maureen Wright (Author), Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
It’s time for Big Bear to hibernate, so Old Man Winter keeps telling him: "Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep." But Big Bear doesn’t hear very well. He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can’t seem to hear what Old Man Winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear’s attention. Cozy illustrations rendered in pencil and mixed media by Will Hillenbrand bring this bedtime story to a fitting conclusion.
|There Was an Old Martian Who Swallowed the Moon|
by Jennifer Ward (Author), Steve Gray (Illustrator)
From the creators of the bestselling There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog comes a silly, “out of this world” rendition of the popular “Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” song.Join the old Martian as he swallows the moon, a comet, a rover, and more! Then he blasts off in his spaceship—beep, beep, ZOOM! Zany illustrations show the alien’s belly growing and growing as he eats his way through the galaxy. But what happens when the Martian gets to the sun? Jennifer Ward’s silly text...
|Down by the Barn|
by Will Hillenbrand (Author), Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)
Down by the barn, early in the morning, a farmer drives his tractor, stopping along the way to pick up a calf, then a chick, then a pig. The group of animals grows and grows until at last they reach their destination...and find a surprise. Charming illustrations and rhythmic text filled with sound words make this the perfect read-aloud for young children.
|Don't Be Silly, Mrs. Millie!|
by Judy Cox (Author)
Mrs. Millie has lots of fun teasing her kindergartners. She tells them to hang up their goats, eat gorilla cheese sandwiches, and to remember to wear their bats and kittens when they go outside for recess. Coupled with hilarious artwork that literally interprets each of Mrs. Millie's "mistakes," this lighthearted read-aloud sets a typical school day on its ear, even as it teaches a subtle lesson on wordplay.
|Captain Freddy Counts Down to School|
by Elizabeth Shreeve (Author), Joey Chou (Illustrator)
It’s Freddy’s first day of school, and he needs to get ready. But school is big, it’s far away, and it’s full of strangers. Luckily, Freddy remembers he has work to do—in space! When his mom reminds him to put on his shoes, he pulls on his moon boots instead and blasts off. Captain Freddy’s adventures in space may just make him ready for his big day back on Earth.