10 Cheeky Monkeys by Kat Michels by IN HEELS PUBLISHING
What kind of trouble can 10 cheeky monkeys, with nothing else to do, get into? Find out when you meet these mischievous, penitent and sassy monkeys, then check out the glossary in the back for the definitions of 18 fun vocabulary words. Toddlers love the rhymes and bright illustrations, while kids as old as seven or eight are drawn in by the fun new words for them to learn. Perfect for whole family story time! Now available at Seattle Book Company with bulk discounts for retailers - 30% off MSRP for any purchase of 5+ copies, or 40% off MSRP for any purchase of 20+ copies. Also available through the Seattle Book Company.
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Top Choice Award 6/30/2015 (MSRP: $25.00; Age: 2 to Adult)
IlluStory Junior by LULU
IlluStory Junior is the perfect introduction to creative storytelling for younger children. Children write and illustrate their story using the materials provided in the book-making kit and receive a full-color, professionally bound and printed 5.5”x8.5” paperback book. The kit includes 14 book pages, two cover pages, markers, instructions, book redemption form and a prepaid envelope to mail-in completed pages. Additionally, a dedication page and an “About the Author” feature on the back cover help young children transform their first stories into a real book that will be treasured by family members for years to come.
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Choice Award 6/12/2015 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 4 to 8)
Bundle Box Set: Magic PenŽ & Sticker Puzzles - Disney Mickey Mouse by LEE PUBLICATIONS
Two fun time activities in one! Use the Special Pen and a rainbow of colors will instantly appear. Then unscramble the stickers to create surprise pictures of everyone's favorite Mickey Mouse characters. Place the numbered stickers on a numbered grid to complete the pictures. MADE IN THE USA
Magic Pen® Book
• 24 pages of fun
• Special pen
Sticker Puzzle Book
• 8 colorful jumbled sticker puzzles
• 8 numbered puzzle grids
• 120 stickers 4/3/2015 (Age: 3 and up)
The Rock Moved by LUV-BEAMS
Three children find a huge rock and play on it for hours. Suddenly, the rock
begins to shake. What’s with this rock?
(Plush Book characters are available) 3/3/2015 (MSRP: $9.95; Age: 4 to 9)
Lisa Leleu Puppet Book - Dog by BRAINY BABY
Deluxe puppet book includes Story book, coloring pages, removable puppet and free DVD! Great value and extended play time for kids! 5 different volumes / puppets available. Cow, Gorilla, Cat, Dog and Frog. All ages. 2/2/2015 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: All Ages)
The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak by PENGUIN GROUP USA
You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except...here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say...BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
— Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids LTD in Madison, Wis., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
Animalium by Jenny Broom by CANDLEWICK PRESS
Welcome to the Museum is a series of books set on the "walls" of the printed page, showcasing the world's finest collections of objects — from natural history to art. Open 365 days a year and unrestricted by the constraints of physical space, each title in this series is organized into galleries that display more than 200 full-color specimens accompanied by lively, informative text. Offering hours of learning, this first title within the series — Animalium — presents the animal kingdom in glorious detail with illustrations from Katie Scott, an unparalleled new talent. Published by the imprint Big Picture Press under Candlewick Press in the USA.
— Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids LTD in Madison, Wis., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that Ultimate Animalium by Jenny Broom is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
Journey to the Ice Palace Disney Frozen Jumbo Coloring Book by RANDOM HOUSE INC.
Disney's Frozen is a computer-animated musical comedy-adventure in which a young princess named Anna is cursed by her estranged sister, the coldhearted Snow Queen Elsa. Anna's only hope of reversing the curse is to survive a perilous but thrilling journey across an icy landscape. Joined by a rugged, thrill-seeking outdoorsman, his one-antlered reindeer, and a hapless snowman, Anna must race against time, conquer the elements, and battle an army of menacing snowmen if she ever hopes to melt Elsa's frozen heart. Boys and girls ages 3–7 will love to join in the adventure with this 96-page coloring and activity book based on the hit movie and featuring a foil and embossed cover!
— Paul Sahagian, owner of Learning Express in Needham, Mass., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that this Frozen Coloring book is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
Ultimate Sticker Book: Frozen by DK PUBLISHING INC.
Aspiring princesses everywhere are sure to love the new Ultimate Sticker Book: Frozen from DK. Packed with more than 60 exciting reusable stickers featuring beloved characters and icons from Frozen, kids will be able re-create their favorite scenes from the movie while learning fun and interesting movie facts along the way.
— Paul Sahagian, owner of Learning Express in Needham, Mass., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that Ultimate Sticker Book: Frozen is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
That's Not My Snowman by USBORNE PUBLISHING
A delightfully festive touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. Bright, colorful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page. Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills. Series awarded "Best Buy" by readers of Prima magazine. A perfect seasonal gift for young children.
— Syd Clarke, owner of Ali-Cat in Carrboro, N.C., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that That's Not My Snowman is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
Micawber by John Lithgow by SIMON AND SCHUSTER CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING DIVISION
A squirrel named Micawber loves the paintings he sees through the windows of the nearby art museum. One day he notices an artist copying the old masters, and he decides to do the same — with surprising results. In their second collaboration, best-selling author-illustrator team John Lithgow and C. F. Payne introduce children to the world of art through the eyes — and paint-splattered tail — of a highly creative squirrel. Micawber, a squirrel fascinated by art, leaves a museum with an art student and secretly uses her supplies to make his own paintings.
— Emily Bieritz, manager of The Toy Box in Amherst, Mass., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that Micawber is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
"Beautiful Oops" by Barney Saltzberg by WORKMAN PUBLISHING
A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It's OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn't ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don't be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion "telescope"—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder. The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb's fleecy coat—celebrate the oops in life.
— Emily Bieritz, manager of The Toy Box in Amherst, Mass., told TDmonthly in a December 2014 interview that Beautiful Oops is one of the best-selling books at their store. 12/30/2014
Baby Lit - The Jungle Book by GIBBS SMITH, PUBLISHER
Venture deep into the jungle on an animal-naming safari hunt in Jungle Book: A BabyLit Animals Primer. Spy a sneaky snake, a lazy bear, and a proud panther before roaring like a tiger into the night. Jennifer Adam’s carefully curated quotations provide the best of Rudyard Kipling’s descriptions of Kaa, Baloo, Bagheera, Shere Khan and more while teaching little ones the characteristics of these colorful jungle animals.
— Dan Marshall, co-owner of Peapods Natural Toys & Baby Care in St. Paul, Minn., told TDmonthly in a December 2013 survey that this is one of their best-selling books. 12/27/2013
The Giving Tree by HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older, he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's moving parable for readers of all ages has offered an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
— Barb Stine, owner of Toys on the Square in Hershey, Pa., told TDmonthly in a December 2013 survey that this is one of their best-selling books. 12/27/2013
I Spy: A Book Of Picture Riddles by SCHOLASTIC
I Spy: A Book Of Picture Riddles
The classic debut title in the national best-selling series! Each rhyming riddle in this bright collection of photographic challenges invites children to find objects hidden throughout thematic pages. "This is a true eye-opener," raved the Los Angeles Times about this California Children's Media Award winner.
— Barb Stine, owner of Toys on the Square in Hershey, Pa., told TDmonthly in a December 2013 survey that this is one of their best-selling books. 12/27/2013
Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido by ARFFirmations.com
ARFFirmations are inspiring daily phrases accompanied by Fido Kaplan cartoons that will make you feel like a happy puppy! "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" contains high-vibration affirmations and color cartoons. The drawings of Fido are designed to make you feel good while you look at them, so that when you read the ARFFirmation, it's more likely you'll believe the words and reap their benefits. ARFFirmations are available as an eBook (BUY NOW $4.99) — so you can keep them on your iPhone or iPad — or as a soft-cover book (BUY NOW $17.99). 12/11/2013
Read and Play: Under the Sea by SILVER DOLPHIN BOOKS
With 4 chunky board books and a 6-piece puzzle that fit neatly in a frame for easy storage, children can dive into the deep with Read and Play: Under the Sea. Meet Turtle's new friends at the reef, play hide-and-seek with Octopus, join Clown Fish for her first day at fish school, and make a splash at the beach with Dolphin! For just $12.95, this fun and unique format that will engage children ages 3 and up. 4/4/2013 (MSRP: $12.95; Age: 3 and up)
The Book of Impossible Objects by KLUTZ
This book comes with all the plastic pieces, paper parts, and special pages you need to experience 25 impossible things. These objects work like magic, but there are no tricks. All this weirdness has a solid scientific basis and we tell you why — from the mathematically amazing Möbius strip (a band of paper with only one side), to cardstock acrobats with amazing balance, to a color-changing spinning top.
2/22/2013 (MSRP: $19.99)
Snitch the Fraccoon by BAG-O-LOOT
From the makers of Bag-o-Loot comes a new storybook about Snitch the Fracoon, who has to go on a scavenger hunt and ends up learning a lesson about generosity. Comes with a plush accessory.
Keep Out! by STOREY PUBLISHING
Families can build their own clubhouses with these illustrated step-by-step instructions, even with no prior building experience. With advice from this charming author, anyone can learn how to make their clubhouse just the way they want it by customizing for their needs. Launch date: March 2013. 1/18/2013 (MSRP: $18.95; Age: 12 and up)
Hello Kitty, Hello Summer! by ABRAMS BOOKS
Hello Kitty, hello seasonal fun! This pair of sunny offerings depicts our favorite star and her cast of friends enjoying all that the seasons have to offer: butterflies, baseball, sand castles, ice cream cones, and more. With sparse text and irresistible original scenic art, this title is one of four in the newest series of Hello Kitty collectible board books. Launch date: March 12, 2013. 1/16/2013 (MSRP: $7.95)
Amelia's Inheritance by A GIRL FOR ALL TIME
Amelia Elliot was half way down the stairs to the school dining hall when her life changed forever. Before the gong sounded for tea she was an ordinary schoolgirl looking forward to her thirteenth birthday and worrying about her Latin exam. After the gong, she was an orphan sent hurtling into a shadowy world of subterfuge, treachery and unlikely friendship. In a fight to reclaim the mysterious family chest left to her by her Tudor ancestor Matilda, she begins a thrilling journey which will lead her from glittering ballrooms to the slums of the Rookeries, from society séances to the lime-lit stages of the London music hall. The second novel in the A Girl for All Time® series, Amelia's Inheritance tells the story of 13-year old orphan Amelia Elliot growing up in Victorian London. 1/15/2013 (MSRP: $9.99)
Alexander Girard Color by AMMO BOOKS LLC
The ALEXANDER GIRARD COLOR board book celebrates the vivid, playful, and sophisticated world of 20th century design icon Alexander Girard. Especially known for his textile designs for Herman Miller, Girard's wide-ranging repertoire also spanned many disciplines, including interior design, graphic design, and furniture design. This chunky board book is another wonderful addtiion to our series that features both design greats and up-and-coming new talent. ALEXANDER GIRARD COLOR features the vintage 1972 illustration "Girls" on the cover, as well as 26 classic Girard designs. Launch date: February 2012. 1/15/2013 (MSRP: $14.95; Age: All Ages)
Star Trek The Next Generation: On Board the U.S.S. Enterprise by BARRON'S EDUCATIONAL SERIES
This book lets you explore the Enterprise NCC-1701-D in amazing high-resolution 3D. Using original blueprints, diagram and scans, you can take a tour of the famous starship with the book and CD-ROM. The book was written by Star Trek expert team Denise and Michael Okuda. Launch date: February 2013. 1/8/2013 (MSRP: $18.99; Age: 10 and up)
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) by Rick Riordan by HYPERION BOOKS FOR CHILDREN
In The Son of Neptune, Percy, Hazel, and Frank met in Camp Jupiter, the Roman equivalent of Camp Halfblood, and traveled to the land beyond the gods to complete a dangerous quest. The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series will unite them with Jason, Piper, and Leo. But they number only six--who will complete the Prophecy of Seven? The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land to find the Doors of Death. What exactly are the Doors of Death? Much of the prophecy remains a mystery... With old friends and new friends joining forces, a marvelous ship, fearsome foes, and an exotic setting, The Mark of Athena promises to be another unforgettable adventure by master storyteller Rick Riordan.
— As of 12/4/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,072 reviews on Amazon.com.
— Melissa Pennille, co-owner of Teaching Toys & Books in Tacoma, Wash., told TDmonthly in a Winter 2012 survey that they sell 8 copies of this book each month, making it a best seller in their store. 12/4/2012 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 10 and up)
Olivia by Ian Falconer by ATHENEUM BOOKS
Have fun with Olivia...dressing up, singing songs, building sand castles, napping (maybe), dancing, painting on walls and — whew! — going to sleep at last.
— Jessica Wood from Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt., told TDmonthly in a Winter 2012 survey that Olivia books are perennial bestsellers. 12/4/2012 (MSRP: $17.99; Age: 3 and up)
My Nursery Rhymes Collection by SCHOOL ZONE PUBLISHING CO
This delightfully illustrated nursery rhymes book offers parents and children the joy of reading all the best-loved rhymes, as well as discovering some of the less familiar ones. My Nursery Rhymes Collection is divided into 12 themes, such as farm animals, numbers, and action rhymes — creating shorter sections to suit the attention span of young readers. Settle back together and enjoy all the merry old souls. 184 pages with beautiful, full-color illustrations. Elegant gilded spine and cover highlights. Themed sections for easy reference. Padded hardcover edition.
— In a Winter 2012 survey, Teresa Derry, owner of Annie's Toy Chest in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthly that they sell 20 of this item each month. 12/4/2012 (Age: 3 and up)