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Babar introduces the colors of the world by showing different items, animals, and other things that informatively and humorously explain them in this delightful book. Babar, a beloved character who will celebrate his 80th anniversary this fall, stays contemporary year in and year out and in this book in particular offers children and parents an opportunity to introduce colors in a fun way.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4233 (added 8/22/2005)
Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, two orphans, are dropped off at their grandmother’s house 18 months after the disappearance and suspected murder of their parents. Street-smart Sabrina isn’t buying sweet old Relda Grimm’s story that she and her sister come from a long line of fairy-tale detectives; that Ferryport Landing — their new home — is the enchanted settlement of Everafters (old fairy-tale heroes and villains); or that Relda Grimm is anything more than a senile old bat who has mistaken her and her sister for blood relations. Yet, before she has a chance to escape with Daphne, the two find themselves caught in the center of a supernatural mystery. This book is an Oppenheim Toy Award recipient.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4255 (added 8/23/2005)
This hide-and-seek book challenges kids to inspect famous artwork for hidden visuals, in the style of "Where´s Waldo?" Each full-color painting invites children to take an in-depth look at indoor scenes, building their visual skills while giving them an appreciation for fine art.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5044 (added 10/12/2005)
In this oversized volume, giant scorpions, a praying mantis and more pop right off the pages, jiggling and wiggling their way to life, brandishing claws, stingers, pincers and more. Bold illustrations and accompanying rhyming text will intrigue budding young naturalists.
— “This has been around, but keeps selling strong,” said Arnold Roth, owner of Midnight Books in Denver.
— “Bugs and boys just go together,” Louise Alderman, co-owner of Alderman & Sons, Salt Lake City, told TDmonthly. “And the pop-ups are bigger than life.”
— “For the younger boys,” explained Bob Marshall, manager of The Book Box in Fargo, N.D. “The older ones go for the grosser bug books, but the younger boys really like the pop-ups.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5932 (added 12/13/2005)
In Hello Kitty Hello USA!, fans visit all fifty United States with Hello Kitty and her friends. After giving a piano recital at a White House gala in Washington, D.C., Hello Kitty is invited by people all over the nation to visit them. On her trip, she learns each state's capital and motto, its official flower and bird, as well as important landmarks and fascinating trivia. Whether sailing in Rhode Island, riding a rollercoaster in Ohio, rock climbing in South Dakota, skiing in Colorado, or hula-dancing in Hawaii, Hello Kitty soon decides that she loves the United States of America-every one of them! This is a great way for young readers to learn about the USA and have fun with Hello Kitty. The brightly designed book concludes with a map of all fifty states.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6304 (added 1/4/2006)
Everyone resists bedtime, even barnyard animals. It turns out no one wants to go to sleep, not the chickens, bunnies, sheep, or fishes in this clever bedtime romp. Each animal has a different bedtime and a different strategy for staying up all night. Clocks hidden in the bright, bold illustrations help kids brush up on their time-telling skills as this evening on the farm winds down and eyes finally drift shut. In the morning, at the crow of the rooster, an exciting new day begins and everyone is glad to have the energy to greet it. A surefire read-aloud bedtime hit from two exciting newcomers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6308 (added 1/4/2006)
Captain Barnacle, with the help of his trusty parrot, spins a tale of piracy and danger as he guides visitors on a tour of his aquarium. There they encounter many of the same ocean friends and foes the captain faced in his quest to find buried treasure. Brimming with sharks, jellyfish, dolphins, whales and everything in between, Captain Barnacle's Aquarium delights with fun facts about the many creatures that call the sea their home.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6309 (added 1/4/2006)
This jewelry kit comes with six different kinds of plastic beads arranged in a plastic jewelry box with three small spools of elastic string. An attached instruction book stars Hello Kitty as instructor who, with her pal Kathy, provides step by step instruction on how to make plastic beaded bracelets and necklaces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6356 (added 1/5/2006)
In this rollicking read-aloud Western, meet Joanna and Susanna, the ultimate cowgirls! What if cows could be cowgirls? One day in the pasture, just chewing on cud, Joanna and Susanna imagine themselves as the fun-loving Buckamoo Girls. The Buckamoo Girls ride through the Wild West--roping steers, sharing a meal out in the open air, and dancing "by the light of the moooooon." This hilarious daydream of a picture book, created by two Westerners, shows that there are few things better than a horse ride under a big sky, and a friend to share it with. (Read Review)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9012 (added 8/14/2006)
In You Do!, Daisy notices that her mom has some of the same bad habits she chastises Daisy for having. Mom denies it, but Daisy's memory is like a steel trap. Her one weakness? Tickles! The mother-daughter relationship in this book is sure to amuse readers large and small, who will recognize some of their own bad habits and the good reasons for slipping up sometimes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9013 (added 8/14/2006)
Ahoy, mateys! Pirate Pete and his trusty parrot are back for a rollicking good time on the high seas. Yo-ho-ho! I wish I had a ship, To sail to islands yonder, I'd do anything for this wish, Who could grant it, I wonder? What's a pirate without his trusty ship? A sea-fairy promises Pete a ship of his own if he can return the Sea-Fairy Sapphire to the sea. The only problem is that the sapphire is on Thunder Island--and it isn't alone! Pete must face danger, intrigue, and a particularly unfriendly nemesis as he tricks and sings his way to safety, with a yo-ho-ho and an avast ye and a few scurvy dogs. Readers will love to see their favorite pirate back in action and still in rare form.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9014 (added 8/14/2006)
When you can’t fall asleep, then try counting sheep... But what is there to do if the sheep are already asleep? New York Times best-selling author Laura Numeroff crafts the perfect lullaby as a small child imagines she encounters many cuddly animals, only to find that they, too are snuggled fast sleep with their families. Sweet, soothing watercolors by David McPhail capture the dreaminess of bedtime as the alming rhyme lulls any child to sleep. Hardcover.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9256 (added 9/5/2006)
In the tradition inspired by Dr. Seuss comes this nonsensical rhyming story about a little girl with big hair. When she refuses to dry it before bedtime, she’s plagued by unusual difficulties, such as plants and flowers sprouting from her scalp, which lead to hilarious consequences. Ruthie and friends attempt to control her growing garden, but not without some surprising results. Written by Susan Lbuner and illustrated by Bruce Whatley. Hardcover.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9257 (added 9/5/2006)
When Uno arrives in the forest one day, there are many fascinating and extraordinary animal there to greet him. And one entirely unexceptional Snortlepig. Uno loves the forest so much, he decides to live there. But a nearby village grows into a town and then a city and one, by one, the animals begin to disappear. Written and illustrated by best-selling author Graeme Base. Hardcover. The original art is available for exhibitions is appropriate spaces. (Read Review)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9258 (added 9/5/2006)
Sometimes, on a summer morning, when the sun shines just so and the wind blows like this and like that on its way to somewhere else, giants come to play. So begins this hardcover book, written by Andrea Beaty and whimsically illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. Tiny Anna plays hide-and-seek by hiding in a giant’s pocket, makes daisy chains with her oversized friends and dreams of the day when they don’t just come to play, but to stay. Launch date: 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9556 (added 10/3/2006)
From the amazing success of the documentary "March of the Penguins" to the popular penguins in "Madagascar," to this fall’s upcoming penguin-themed movie "Happy Feet," penguins are everywhere! That’s especially true for the family in "365 Penguins," who finds a penguin mysteriously delivered to their door every day for a year. At first they’re cute, but with every passing day, the penguins pile up — along with the family’s problems. In a large format, and with lots of opportunity for counting, "365 Penguins" is sure to become a perennial wintertime favorite. Launch date: December 2006.
— Valerie Ralph of Abrams Toys told TDmonthly that “They’re coming … not one, not two … 365 Penguins! The fun adds up in more than just black and white this December. And launching January 1, 2007, look for the 365 Penguins blog on www.abramsyoungreaders.com to find out the back story on each penguin.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9751 (added 10/24/2006)
In this book by Maiya Williams, 13-year-old Rowan and his friends, twins Xanthe and Xavier, find a time portal in an abandoned resort hotel. They travel back to revolutionary France in search of Rowan's mysteriously missing sister, Nina. A desperate dash through Versailles and a daring escape from the guillotine are just two of the many adventures the children tackle as they race against time. If they don't make it home with Nina by the "golden hour," they won't come home at all. Launch date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10347 (added 12/1/2006)
This book shares one of the greatest stories ever told in a unique graphic picture-book format. Through art panels, speech balloons, and architectural-style drawings, author Albert Lorenz provides his answers to questions about the Trojan Horse. The chorus guides the action and the gods provide commentary in this book packed full of facts and historical details. Launch date: September 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10348 (added 12/1/2006)
Written in simple rhyme by Jessica Schulte, a project editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this book includes 13 full-color paintings depicting a variety of outdoor scenes. Whether it's a garden by Vincent van Gogh, a boat race by Thomas Eakins, or a peaceable kingdom by Edward Hicks, each shows a world of objects to be discovered and asks children to take a look at classic fine art. Launch date: October 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10349 (added 12/1/2006)
Fifty percent of Americans consider themselves shy, but teens and preteens wrestling with the problem may believe they're "the only one." This upbeat and encouraging guide is filled with knowing insights and funny drawings to help teens know “how to fit in, make friends, and have fun — even if you weren’t born outgoing.” It also lets shy kids know how common their problem is, and gives them tips for overcoming it. Launch date: April 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10350 (added 12/1/2006)
This vivid adventure set in our prehistoric past is now available in paperback. It is written by award-winning author Peni R. Griffin. Launch date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10351 (added 12/1/2006)
This sequel to the award-winning time-travel adventure, “The Golden Hour,” takes readers to Cleopatra's Egypt. Fourteen-year-old Xanthe leads the adventure as the four time-traveling kids seek to rescue part of the library in Alexandria from destruction by Caesar's troops. The Egyptian setting and action-packed plot make this a particularly exciting installment in the series, and the resourceful African-American heroine is a welcome addition to the ranks of fantasy protagonists. Launch date: April 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10352 (added 12/1/2006)
Published under the Amulet Books imprint, this “novel in cartoons” by Jeff Kinney chronicles the experiences of an unlikely hero, Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner and already shaving. Greg tries to use his best friend’s popularity to his advantage, kicking off a chain of events that tests their friendship in hilarious fashion. The book features approximately 300 black-and-white illustrations.
— It is “a completely unique approach to middle-grade fiction — combining hilarious diary-style narrative with web comic art,” Valerie Ralph, in publicity for Abrams Books, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2007.
- “For the younger reader, the best seller is “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney,” Jessica Wood, buyer for Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt., told TDmonthly in November 2008.
— Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barstons Childs Play in Rockville, Md., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that Diary of a Wimpy kid books are best-sellers at her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10948 (added 1/5/2007)
Part of Abrams' best-selling Can You Find It? series, this book by William Lach, a senior editor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, introduces young readers to great music through great works of art. From "The Flight of the Bumblebee" to "An American in Paris," beloved music is illustrated by works of art, and the text and CD urge young readers to listen for certain instruments. Can you hear the bee flying, played by the flute? Can you hear the horses' hooves, played by the woodblock? Readers will stop, look, and listen as never before.
— Valerie Ralph of Abrams Books told TDmonthly this title stands out because it provides “an original approach to the appreciation of art through music.” Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10949 (added 1/5/2007)
Angela, Zoe and Maddie are feeling invincible as they say “l8r” to high school in this sequel to the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestsellers ttyl and ttfn. Through instant messages, these inseparable friends have shared the ups and downs of high school. Now Jana, the Queen Bee who made their sophomore year a nightmare, is on the warpath again. It’s up to Maddie and Angela to defend good girl Zoe. A series of pranks escalates, culminating in a senior prom that no one will forget.
— “This wildly popular series is written entirely in instant messages and deals with teen issues in the language they helped create,” Valerie Ralph of Abrams Books told TDmonthly about the book’s uniqueness. Launch date: March 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10950 (added 1/5/2007)
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