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Written and illustrated by Jez Alborough, this book tells a charming bedtime story with Bobo the chimp. Bobo doesn’t want to go to bed, and it takes some patient animals friends and plenty of splashing to alter his attitude. The book received the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Launch date: September 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9998 (added 11/10/2006)
In this book by Anthony Browne, Billy worries about everything. One night on a visit to Grandma’s, Billy is so anxious that he can’t sleep. But Grandma has just the thing for him – tiny, colorful worry dolls that will worry for him. He sleeps well, but soon starts worrying about the dolls, too, leading the book into a clever twist at the end. This book received the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Launch date: November 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9997 (added 11/10/2006)
Written by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, this book follows a lion’s trip to the library, and introduces readers to Miss Merriweather, the head librarian who is very particular about rules. Surprisingly, the lion seems well suited to library visiting, and one day when something terrible happens, he comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how. This book received the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Launch date: September 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9996 (added 11/10/2006)
Newbery Award winner Kate DiCamillo constructs an old-fashioned story about a vain and selfish china rabbit who learns the value (and price) of love. Bagram Ibatoulline's evocative illustrations add to the wonderful read.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9948 (added 11/7/2006)
From the people who brought you "Dragonology," "Egyptology" and "Wizardology," this book was “found” in a sunken sea chest off the coast of Newfoundland, a buried journal revealing secret and complete knowledge of the piratical life. This facsimile of the hidden-in-sea-chest journal from 1723, recording the secrets of famed pirate hunter Captain William Lubber, tells of Lubber’s around-the-world voyage on the trail of the “verminous female pirate” Arabella Drummond. Special features include a foil-embellished and jewel-encrusted cover with a special surprise feature, an envelope containing Lubber’s letter of marquee, a piece of an aged treasure map and a further foldout map showing Lubber’s route and the locations of pirates around the globe. There are instructions and string for practicing sailor’s knots, a packet of gold dust, a ransom note, and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9947 (added 11/7/2006)
Clarice Bean is nauseous at the thought of the upcoming spelling bee. She has other things to worry about, though, because she is in almost as much trouble as Karl Wrenbury, the naughtiest boy in school. However, when Karl has a family problem and gets into big trouble, Clarice shows her altruism and follows the maxim of her hero, Ruby Redfort, girl detective: “Never let a pal down.” This illustrated sequel to the successful “Utterly Me, Clarice Bean” ends with a surprisingly heartwarming twist sure to stick with readers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9633 (added 10/6/2006)
Open this delightful anthology of more than sixty lap songs, clapping games, and action rhymes with a bonus CD and discover the perfect book for babies and toddlers - and their grateful parents and caregivers. Featuring familiar favorites such as "Goosey, Goosey, Gander" and "I’m a Little Teapot" as well as lesser-known rhymes such as "Harry Whistle" and "In Went the Prairie Dog," this comprehensive collection includes directions for play, historical tidbits, and fourteen simple musical arrangements for piano and guitar. Masterfully selected and edited by Jane Yolen, whom NEWSWEEK calls "America’s Hans Christian Andersen," THIS LITTLE PIGGY is lavishly illustrated in charming detail by Will Hillenbrand. The bonus CD contains fifteen minutes of lively music and vocals, based on Adam Stemple’s original arrangements, including "Dance to Your Daddy", "I’m a Little Teapot," and many others.
Kids won’t be able to resist acting out these dozens of rhymes and games - an endearing, annotated collection sure to become a family heirloom.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7721 (added 4/26/2006)
Judy Moody’s brother, Stink, gets his chance to star in this book by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and he's always the same: three feet, eight inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads — can it be? — three feet, seven and three quarters inches! Is Stink shrinking? In Stink's first solo adventure, his special style comes through loud and strong — enhanced by a series of comic strips, drawn by Stink himself, which are sprinkled throughout the book. “Stink” was first published in Spring 2005. It’s, 112 pages and hardcover.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6156 (added 12/22/2005)
Third in the successful “Ologies” books (“Dragonology” and “Egyptology”), this is more of an “open doors and pull tabs to reveal things” than a pop-up. Supposedly “discovered” in 1588, this remarkable text by history's most famous wizard, Merlin, is lavishly illustrated by four artists. "Wizardology"’s intricate design even conceals a series of hidden symbols that spell out a secret message when their code is deciphered. There are pull tabs with "magical" effects, attached booklets, a phoenix's feather, a scrap of Fairy Flag and more — all sandwiched between "crystal" gems embedded in the front and rear covers.
— “It’s funny and secret,” said Bob Belkins, owner of Belkins’ Books in Nashville. “Sells very well, and leads kids to the other ‘ologies’ — they want more.”
— “Wondrous book,” espoused Anita Faber, manager of Books, Books, Books in Memphis, Tenn. “The tweens really like it; it seems to speak right to them. Adults get into it, too.“
— “This is flying off the shelf,” reported Danny Sanchez, assistant manager of Seattle’s Barnes & Noble. “I see it staying strong all through 2006.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5926 (added 12/13/2005)
Informational tidbits appear alongside exquisitely designed pop-up constructions in this stunning overview of all things Mesozoic. Each turn of the page features a spectacular paper sculpture of a particular species (e.g., Ankylosaurus or T-Rex) along with a brief paragraph of text. Smaller foldout sections, also incorporating pop-ups, cover additional topics (e.g., Dinosaur Detectives and Mystery Extinction) and introduce other dinosaurs and their characteristics.
— “This is the king of all pop-up books,” stated Marc Rasmusen, manager of Books A Million in Panama City, Fla. “No one can say ‘no’ to it. It’s simply amazing.”
— “This sells like mad,” Becky Aldridge, owner of The Book Kind in Minneapolis. “I’ve sold out twice already. This is a big hit.”
— “Robert Sabuda is a master of the pop-up book,” said Tom Minkowsky, co-owner of The Book Place in New York City. “His work is stunning.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5925 (added 12/13/2005)
Age Range: 9 to 12
Follow the adventures of 10-year-old Opal and her lovable dog in their new home of Naomi, Fla.
--This paperback edition was released in December.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2272 (added 1/31/2005)
Supermarket! authored by Charlotte Doyle and illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott is a simple ?sturdy picture book? that takes the reader through a trip to the supermarket with mom and child. This funny food - shopping experience is illustrated with rolling vegetables, slipping customers and toppling cans - a familiar sight when shopping with a curious and destructing toddler.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1805 (added 12/9/2004)
From the winner of the 2004 Hans Christian Andersen Medal and the creator of a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book, ?Tiny?s Big Adventure,? by Martin Waddell and illustrated by John Lawrence, is the adventure of Tiny Mouse?s first visit to the cornfield with his sister. The cornfield turns out to be an exciting, but sometimes scary place for Tiny Mouse where there are new sights everywhere he turns! This book does a great job of capturing the subjects of independence and adventure for ages 3-6.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1786 (added 12/9/2004)
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