Part of Candlewick's Toon Books imprint, this book helps get kids interested in reading by matching comic-book illustrations with text matched to a specific reading level. This particular book is a Level 2, intended for children in grades 1-2. Patrick is a teddy bear who loves jumping in puddles. These four stories from Geisel Award-winning author Geoffrey Hayes follow Patrick through his adventures. The book has a reading guide in back for parents.
One day, on the way to the park, a little girl climbs the gate of an old yellow house. Although no one has lived there for a very long time, a little boy suddenly appears before her. "Come and play with me," he beckons. He leads her through an enchanted garden, showing her all its marvelous inhabitants: a tiger playing with its cubs in the long grass, a dolphin leaping in the goldfish pond, a pelican roosting high in the apple tree. Then the mysterious boy is gone, the girl’s mother is calling, and all is as it was before. Written by Blake Morrison and illustrated by Helen Craig (illustrator of the Angelina Ballerina stories), this hard-cover book features soft and simple pictures that compliment the imaginative but matter-of-fact way the author tells of the adventure in the yellow house.
This hardcover picture book by Hallie Durand tells the story of Mitchell, who hates going to bed. Or at least, he does until he gets a license to drive there. Mitchell's car turns, honks, and can go really fast, but it's a little different than other cars- it's his Dad. This adorable story is illustrated by Tony Fucile, an animator who has worked on such films as The Lion King and The Incredibles. Mitchell learns how to drive his "car" and things go smoothly- until car and driver disagree on what sort of fuel they need.
Daisy Dawson is a normal girl, except for one thing- she can talk to animals. In this, the fourth book from Steve Voake about Daisy, she spends the summer at the beach. Daisy makes friends with two rabbits and a crab, but when they band together to save a dolphin, it's Daisy and the rabbits who end up needing rescue. The 88-page chapter book will keep elementary grade readers interested with black and white illustrations by Jessica Meserve on every page.
This hardcover picture book by B.G. Hennessy is illustrated with detailed watercolor and ink pictures by Hiroe Nakata. It is a story that shows children that the small, kind actions of one person can affect the world. Touting advice such as "Because of you, there is one more person who will grow and learn...and one more person who can teach others," the book's penultimate message is that "Even something as big and important as peace" can be achieved "Because of you."
It's never too early to start bringing up the smartest baby in the whole world. So thinks the expectant Mrs. Brains, who reads to the baby inside her tummy every night and plays music and language tapes to her baby during the day. Soon enough, Mr. and Mrs. Brains have their very own Baby Brains. He reads the paper, fixes the family car, and works as a doctor in the local hospital. Now even the space program is calling on him. Is there anything Baby Brains can't do? Candlewick Storybook Animation packages include a full-color hardcover picture book, a dual-disk DVD/CD with full animated story and two audio read-along versions of the text — one with page-turn prompts, and a full-color poster, plus a sheet of reusable stickers. Launch date: September 2008.
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Some days you wake up and you just gotta wokka. Wokka what? Wokka-wokka! It’s about movement. It’s about dance. It’s about shimmy-shakin’, be-boppin’, and more. It’s about gathering friends and joining the party. The creative team behind "My Father the Dog" returns with a call-and-response for preschoolers, an exuberant invitation to be part of the fun — and show your stuff. It features jazzy rhythms, silly rhymes and welcoming images that aim to entice little readers. Launch date: August 2009.
This colorful hardcover relays the story of what happened before the tale of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" — when Mama Bear and Papa Bear wanted Goldilocks to influence Baby Bear for the better. It includes a pop-up house, envelopes with removable letters, and a page that features Goldilocks with soft, touchable hair. Launch date: August 2009.
The book documents the ship’s history, from blueprint to maiden voyage departure. A breathtaking 2-1/2’ 3-D model, six pop-up scenes of the ship’s interior, a deck plan, a first-class ticket, menu cards from the first- and third-class galleys, a mini newspaper with actual reports of the day and much more. Launch date: October 2007.
Ideal for aspiring wizards, this kit contains code-making instructions, 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, six postcards and two sheets of stickers. It allows individuals to communicate with other apprentices of Wizardology by using mysterious codes. “The OLOGY code-writing kits capitalize on the unrelenting popularity and demand for the bestselling children's book series. These are surefire hits in the toy market,” Tracy Miracle of Candlewick Press told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007.
From the sea chest of Captain William Lubber, this code-writing and deciphering kit contains code-making instructions, 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, six postcards and two sheets of stickers. It allows individuals to unscramble piratical codes in order to make the seas safer. Launch date: November 2007.
Each kit contains code-making instructions, 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, six postcards and two sheets of stickers. This one is assembled from the desk of missing explorer and amateur Egyptologist Emily Sands, and it allows other fans of Egyptology to communicate using hieroglyphics, which comes in hand when sharing secret discoveries. Launch date: November 2007.
This kit from the desk of dragonologist Ernest Drake contains code-making instructions, 16 sheets of notepaper, 16 envelopes, six postcards and two sheets of stickers. It comes with a key for deciphering dragon scripts and secrets as to how dragonologists can successfully communicate with a variety of dragon species. Launch date: November 2007.
Since the debut of Lucy Cousins' Maisy in 1990, more than 24.5 million Maisy books have been sold. There are now more than 90 Maisy titles in print in the US and Maisy stars on national TV 5 days a week! Teachers and parents look to Lucy Cousins’s beloved mouse for the final word on making learning fun.
In 2007, three new Maisy books will be introduced to her young fans: Maisy's Amazing Big Book of Words — which is the biggest Maisy book ever! — Maisy Goes to the Hospital, and this fall, Maisy like you've never seen her before in Maisy Big, Maisy Small.
Celebrate the one and only 'Ologies -- a worldwide sensation!
Track and tame dragons, explore ancient Egypt, master the art of wizardry, and hunt for pirate treasure. Uncover a whole world of wonder in one extraordinary bestselling series -- with more than 5 million copies sold!
New in the series: Avast, ye Pirateology fans! Behold, the Pirateology Guidebook and Model Set, an exclusive guide to the goings-on aboard a pirate vessel — plus an exciting scale model of a real pirate ship.
For true comic book fans only! Introducing the Marvel True Believers™ Retro Collection!
A new series for real fans, featuring original comic book excerpts, leap-out-at-you metallic pop-ups, and slide-out character fact files. A complete guide to all your favorite superheroes!
First in a series of four pop-tastic volumes: The Amazing Spider-Man! Follow Spidey as he makes his transformation from shy bookworm Peter Parker to friendly neighborhood web-slinger. Plus encounter his seven deadliest foes, including Doctor Octopus, the Green Goblin, and Sandman. Kazam!
When a Vietnamese girl receives a visit from her half-American aunt, brimming curiosity — and cultural misperceptions — come to the fore. This book by Carolyn Marsden explores the life and dreams of 9-year-old Binh, her confusion about her aunt Di Hai, and her hope of coming to America. Launch date: March 2007.
The only thing better than getting a new toy as a birthday gift is playing with the box it came in. In this hardcover by Leslie Patricelli, everybody’s favorite baby character takes a flight across the ocean, sleds down a slippery slope, and spends time as a robot. The book comes with free wrapping paper. Launch date: April 2007.
This book presents the long-lost research of renowned century dragonologist Dr. Ernest Drake, bridging the gap between dragon legend and fact. The embossed faux leather cover opens to reveal novelty items on every spread, a booklet of dragon riddles, and a sealed envelope with a powerful dragon-calling spell. Dr. Drake assigns Latin names to various species, speculates on how dragons could fly, and explains the purpose of their notorious hoarding habits. Launch date: November 2003.
This beloved family classic is available for a limited time with an animated storytime DVD. As the story goes, Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show Big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him, but love as big as his is hard to measure. Launch date: December 12, 2006.
Little Nutbrown Hare wants to show Big Nutbrown Hare how much he loves him, but love as big as his is hard to measure. More than 15 million copies of this American Booksellers Book of the Year nominee have been sold. The sturdy board book illustrated by Anita Jeram has 20 pages. “The best book is ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ by Sam McBratney,” owner Shea Schroll of The Name Dropper in Montgomery, Ala., told TDmonthly in regard to expected holiday sales for 2006. Launch date: September 1996. — 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.
Third-grader Judy Moody is one of a kind until Amy Namey comes along. Rocky and Frank Pearl are angry that Judy’s so focused on Amy while they’re supposed to be doing a class project. How can they work as a team? This book written by Megan McDonald and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds has sold more than 7 million copies. “Judy Moody is a heroine that parents and teachers can feel good about. Feisty and independent-minded, Judy has never met an obstacle she can’t overcome with ingenuity, tenacity – and an infectious dose of hilarity,” publicist Laura Feczko told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2006.
Created by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart, this pop-up book explores the prehistoric underwater world, where monsters like megalodon ruled the waves. The book is filled with captivating facts and features more than 35 pop-ups. Jennifer Roberts, director of marketing, publicity and events at Candlewick Press, told TDmonthly it is “an essential gift for any fan of sharks and sea creatures – the most exciting 3-D science lesson ever!” It received the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Launch date: May 2006.
Written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, this collection can be read like books and stacked like blocks. The tower features four sturdy, diminutive books packed into a colorful box illustrated with bright, bold pictures that tease at what’s inside. The books tell about Maisy’s favorite animals, clothes and toys. It won the 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award. Launch date: April 2006.