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October 2011 | Vol. X - No. 10


Books

By TDmonthly Staff
October 2011

See these recently added specialty and mass-market Books.

Thumbuddy To Love - The Binky Fairy by THUMBUDDY TO LOVE LLC

Thumbuddy To Love - The Binky Fairy by THUMBUDDY TO LOVE LLCThumbuddy To Love- the Binky Fairy helps children wean from pacifier sucking. It comes with a children's book, matching Binky Fairy puppet and success chart. Launch date: June 2011. 9/7/2011 (MSRP: $19.95; Age: 2 to 5)


And Then Comes Halloween by CANDLEWICK PRESS

And Then Comes Halloween by CANDLEWICK PRESSAs soon as geese fly south, children take autumn's cue to start their preparations: it’s almost Halloween. With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costume-making to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to grab a bag or bucket and join them on this lively and lyrical journey. When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime, And red and gold seep into green leaves...Then it’s time to decide what to be. 9/7/2011 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 4 to 7)


Incredible Journeys by KINGFISHER BOOKS

Incredible Journeys by KINGFISHER BOOKSThis 128 page, fully illustrated book features the migration habits of many different animals in a colorful, informative, and easy-to-read format. From Animal Planet's new line of children's books. Launch date: September 27, 2011. 9/6/2011 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 8 to 12)


Don't Feed The WorryBug by THE MONSTERS IN MY HEAD LLC

DonMeet Wince, The Monster of Worry, and his number one nemesis, the WorryBug! In this engaging follow-up to The Monster Who Couldn’t Decide, Andi Green has created an adventure that brings another emotion to life. Join Wince as he discovers the secret to keeping his worries from getting monstrous. Using unique drawings and clever rhymes, Don’t Feed The WorryBug carries an insightful message that readers of all ages will enjoy. "The WorryWoo Monster series is a first-of-a-kind series that brings emotions to life through whimsical monsters. Created to build self confidence, each WorryWoo story concludes with an upbeat message of embrace your inner 'WOO'," Andi Green, owner of The Monsters in my Head, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2011. 8/29/2011 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 5 and Up)


Child's Garden of Verses Shape Book by LAUGHING ELEPHANT

ChildThis whimsically illustrated version of "A Child’s Garden of Verses" by Robert Louis Stevenson is illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat. The collection first appeared in 1885 and has proven popular with children and their parents over the past 100 + years. We were drawn to reprint this version especially, for the appeal and high quality of the illustrations and how well they fit with the poems chosen. The charming art is from the 1930’s. This version is designed specifically with the very young reader in mind, hence the bold and colorful artwork and selective offering of poems. It includes: The Lamplighter, The Land of Counterpane, Bed in Summer, My Shadow, The Swing and more. 16 pages. 8/23/2011 (MSRP: $9.95)


Europe Coloring Book by PUTUMAYO KIDS

Europe Coloring Book by PUTUMAYO KIDSChildren are invited to explore and color the pastoral countryside, famous landmarks, musical instruments, animals and people of Europe. The coloring book features a monument and musical instrument glossary and a page of European flags to encourage children to learn as they play. Launch date: July 2011. 8/12/2011 (MSRP: $9.95; Age: 3 to 7)


Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by DAWN PUBLICATIONS

Jo MacDonald Saw a Pond by DAWN PUBLICATIONSOld MacDonald had a … pond? Come along with Jo MacDonald and learn about the wild creatures at the farm pond, including fish, frogs and ducks – and a few surprises. This riff on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” introduces youngsters to the concept of ecosystems. Author Mary Quattlebaum engages little ones with rhythm, repetition, wordplay, and onomatopoeia, while illustrator Laura Bryant charms them with lively watercolors of a pond community. A resource section in the back features both outdoor and indoor activities and games sure to encourage young naturalists at home and school. Jo MacDonald’s pond discoveries closely resemble those that Mary discovered, too, when she grew up in the country with fields, gardens and ponds. 8/1/2011 (MSRP: $8.95)


Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog by FIVE STAR PUBLICATIONS INC.

Cheery: The True Adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog by FIVE STAR PUBLICATIONS INC.Cheery is a frog. He’s a Chiricahua Leopard Frog, to be more precise. Okay, he’s not a frog yet. At the beginning of the story, he’s still a tadpole. Young readers will learn how a tadpole turns into a frog and why some frogs—like Cheery—are dramatically declining in numbers around the world. Author Dr. Elizabeth W. Davidson is a research scientist at Arizona State University where she is working to save these amazing amphibians. Cheery: The true adventures of a Chiricahua Leopard Frog puts the problem in terms that young readers can grasp. The book contains valuable lesson guides for parents and teachers. 6/22/2011 (MSRP: $15.95)






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