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.
SUPER ANIMAL GENIUS features nine highly replayable minigames that introduce young learners to hundreds of fascinating facts about 12 different animal habitats and 40 different reptiles, birds, amphibians, and mammals. By playing the minigames and completing Animal Challenge quizzes, players can earn animals for each habitat while learning about the animals’ physical attributes, eating habits, predators, and more. Available for LeapFrog’s learning tablets, LeapPad1™ and LeapPad2™, and learning video game systems, Leapster Explorer™ and LeapsterGS™. Launch date: 2013.
An interactive light book based on the bestselling TWILIGHT TURTLE by Cloud B. Made in association with Cloud B, the baby sleep specialists. Follow a young child and his turtle as they do everything together. Includes a turtle-shaped night light visible on every page, just like the real thing.
Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes. Clown, witch, knight, or ghost—what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year? — Lynda Blankenship from Smart Toys & Books in Knoxville, Tenn., told TDmonthly in a December 2011 survey about Halloween that, "any Halloween books with established characters, like Clifford or Fancy Nancy," tend to do well.
These 5 stories feature narration by Mem Fox, David de Vries… and others. ONE ZILLION VALENTINES (Written and illustrated by Frank Modell) Two enterprising friends, Milton and Marvin, prove that valentines are for everyone. A LETTER TO AMY (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats) The wind spoils Peter’s attempt to mail a special invitation to his special friend Amy. GOGGLES! (Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, narrated by Geoffrey Holder) Peter and his friend Archie call upon faithful dog Willie to outsmart a gang of tough bullies who want Peter’s goggles. WILFRID GORDON McDONALD PARTRIDGE (By Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas, narrated by Mem Fox) In this gentle, moving story about caring and sharing, a small boy helps a friend remember her past by sharing his own special items. WILL I HAVE A FRIEND (Written by Miriam Cohen, illustrated by Lillian Hoban, narrated by David de Vries) On the first day of school Jim worries that he won’t make any friends. Will he meet anyone who feels the same way? Launch date: January 10, 2012.
23 Award-Winning Stories in a 3-DVD collection. Caldecott award winners including Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling and Denise Fleming’s In the Small, Small Pond come together for the first time in Caldecott Favorites. Launch date: November 15, 2011.
As we approach the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, the amazing story of Philippe Petit’s daring feat walking a tightrope between the world’s tallest buildings is the title tale on a new Scholastic Storybook Treasures release: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers... and More Inspiring Tales . Narrated by Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, this is an animated adaptation of the lyrical Caldecott Award-winning book by Mordecai Gerstein. Directed and animated by Michael Sporn, with music by Michael Bacon (of the Bacon Brothers). Other stories on this DVD include Miss Rumphius (narrated by Claire Danes); Crow Boy, a small boy who is different from the others and who gains acceptance when he imitates the voices of crows in the school talent show; and The Dinosaurs of Warehouse Hawkins, written by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Brian Selznick and narrated by Jonathan Pryce, the tale of how Warehouse Hawkins built the first life-sized dinosaur model that stunned the world. Launch date: August 30, 2011.
This DVD features more than an hour of carefully animated stories by the wildly talented Keller including “The Scrambled States of America Talent Show”, “Do Unto Otters” and “Open Wide: Tooth School Inside”. The original stories featured on the DVD have won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Honor, ALA Notable, Nick Jr. Best Book, and more, and bonus extras include read along captioning, discussion questions, an interview with Keller and the music video “Tooth School Anthem”. Runtime is 66 minutes plus bonus footage. Launch date: May 24, 2011.
It is often said that life is a journey, and it’s true. But sometimes it’s hard to know which path to follow when signs point in so many directions. From best-selling author Peter H. Reynolds comes the inspirational tale “The North Star”, encouraging learners of all ages to navigate to their full potential and follow their dreams. Celebrity narrators such as Zooey Deschanel and Tim Curry lend their voices to the other three stirring tales featured on this all-new DVD, including as William Steig’s “Brave Irene”, “Players in Pigtails” and “Swamp Angel”, a Caldecott Honor book from Anne Isaccs and illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky. Extras include read along captioning. Total running time 57 minutes. Launch date: May 24, 2011.
The “My First” series, a new line of DVDs from Scholastic, was created specifically to support early literacy skills and a love of reading in the pre- and early reader. The debut release, My First Collection Featuring Splat the Cat, is a 3-DVD set featuring 14 stories adapted from the book versions that, together, have won more than 15 awards, including the Caldecott Medal, NAPPA Gold, and American Library Association Notable Books. Splat the Cat and Other Furry Friends features four beautifully adapted stories led by the title tale from best-selling author/illustrator Rob Scotton (“Splat” and “Russell the Sheep” series). Disk two features "The Story About Ping" and four additional award-winning stories, including “Goose”, “The Most Wonderful Egg in the World”, “Duck on Bike” and “Rosie’s Walk”. As an added bonus, the DVD also contains a Spanish Language version of “The Story of Ping”. The third disk features five rhyming stories. Total running time 100 minutes. Launch date: May 10, 2011.
This DVD collection includes 17 discs. Some of the stories included are Goodnight Moon, Corduroy, Good Night Gorilla, The Wheels on the Bus, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Is Your Mama a Llama?, Giggle Giggle Quack, The Hans Christian Andersen Collection, The James Marshall Fairytale Collection, He's Got the Whole World in His Hands and others. Run time: 1152 mins.
18 not-so-scary stories in a 3 DVD collection. From the kid-friendly Halloween stories A Very Brave Witch and By the Light of the Halloween Moon, to family favorites The Teacher From the Black Lagoon and Where the Wild Things Are, kids and parents delight watching their favorite books spring to life on DVD. DVD Features: Getting to Know Maurice Sendak Spanish Version of Where the Wild Things Are; French Version of Where the Wild Things Are Interview with Author Mike Thaler; Interview with Illustrator Jared Lee; Read-Along; Talk About the Stories. Run time: 175 mins.
Children can laugh along as Pigeon, the befeathered star of the fast-selling book franchise, and other wry Willems’ characters come to life in colorfully and carefully animated video adaptations found on DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! …AND MORE STORIES BY MO WILLEMS. The first-ever DVD featuring three animated adaptations of Willems’ stories is headlined by the title tale, winner of a 2010 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video. The other two Mo Willems stories on the DVD include Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (presented both in English and Spanish) and Leonardo, the Terrible Monster, plus the bonus live-action feature Mo and Pigeon Visit a School, in which the author reads his book before an audience of children.
THE RALPH MOUSE COLLECTION from Beverly Cleary, features adaptations of her best-selling stories about everyone’s favorite adventurous, loveable mouse. Packaged in one fun-filled, value-priced 3-disc set, it includes three award-winning literary adaptations: Ralph S. Mouse, which plainly and hilariously answers the question “what happens when you take a mouse to school”, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, based on her Peabody Award-winning book adds more thrills, chills and spills to Ralph’s hilarious canon and Runanway Ralph, the third installment of Cleary’s classic mouse adventures that sees Ralph getting his wish to live “a life of speed and danger and excitement”!
THE WHEELS ON THE BUS SING-ALONG TRAVEL KIT, awarded a prestigious 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, contains two musical DVDs featuring 15 animated literary classics including Paul O. Zelinsky’s lively Wheels on the Bus with an unforgettable score by The Bacon Brothers and Cyndi Lauper’s There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly, a CD with 13 sing-along songs, a 34-page activity booklet loaded with games and activities. It's packaged in a colorful and portable travel case with a handle, and also turns into a fun-filled, go-anywhere mini-suitcase for kids!
Racing has never been furrier than in Hot Rod Hamster by author Cynthia Lord and illustrator Derek Anderson. The rhythmic text tells the story of an enthusiastic hamster as he works to build his own racing machine and show off his lead foot. The beautiful illustrations bring to life sizzling hot rods and the hamster’s adorable animal friends. — At Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup, Jama was positively ecstatic over the main character of Hot Rod Hamster, who “oozes personality and kid appeal from every pore.” Jama especially liked the fact that the “characters talk in speech balloons, which keep the narrative humming along like a finely tuned, well-oiled machine.” — Middle-school librarians Lynn Rutan and Cindy Dobrez of Bookends praised “Lord’s child-centered fun text and Anderson’s perfectly jaunty illustrations.” “This big picture book with its bright colors and bold shapes has our focus group’s name written all over it. Hamsters, race cars, building stuff — I knew they would love this and I wasn’t wrong,” stated Lynn.
This line of DVDs is designed to teach early sign language skills to preschool-age children. Featuring beautiful video productions of some of the most recognizable children’s books of all time, this series offers a unique approach to learning sign language and helping kids of all hearing abilities to gain literacy and pre-reading skills. "A Pocket For Corduroy...and More Stories About Friendship" is adapted from the beloved book by Don Freeman.
This line of DVDs is designed to teach early sign language skills to preschool-age children. Featuring beautiful video productions of some of the most recognizable children’s books of all time, this series offers a unique approach to learning sign language and helping kids of all hearing abilities to gain literacy and pre-reading skills. "Goodnight Moon…and More Great Bedtime Stories" is adapted from the 1947 storybook by Margaret Wise Brown that has sold tens of millions of units worldwide.
This four-DVD set in the Scholastic Storybook Treasures collection features nearly five hours of colorfully animated, action-packed stories-on-video based on classic children's picture books. The series has won numerous awards. Many of the stories on both sets also feature an enhanced Read-Along function, making it easy for early readers to follow along. "The series features carefully crafted adaptations of classic children's story books that stay true to the original text and illustration," Beth Blenz-Clucas of Sugar Mountain PR/Foundry Communications told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 18, 2009.
The Scholastic Storybook Treasures™ DVD series continues to rack up awards and acclaim! With two newly announced Gold Awards from NAPPA and Parents’ Choice in hand, the #1 award-winning kidvid series will soon be enhanced by the "Treasury of 20 Storybook Classics," a wonderful, value-priced boxed set collecting 20 of the best-loved stories from this amazing collection. From adaptations of recent children’s best-sellers like Karma Wilson’s "Bear Snores On" and "Bear Wants More," to classic tales like Beverly Clearly’s "The Mouse and the Motorcycle," this soon-to-be-classic gift set offers parents and children true storytelling treasures, expertly designed to augment the reading experience. Run time: 4 hours, 15 minutes; 4 discs. Launch date: November 2008.
"The Night Before Christmas," based on Clement C. Moore’s beloved and timeless poem, has been adapted from Jan Brett’s exquisitely illustrated book which, to date, has sold more than one million copies. With festive music and narration by the talented Edwards, this version is sure to warm the cockles of any grinch’s heart! Six additional colorfully animated holiday stories add to the storytime fun: In the Month of Kislev (adapted from a story by Nina Jaffe and narrated by Theodore Bikel), Seven Candles for Kwanza (adapted from a story by Andrea Davis Pinckney and Brian Pinckney, narrated by Alfre Woodard), Too Many Tamales (presented both in English and Spanish, and adapted from a story by Gary Soto), The Little Drummer Boy (with animated illustrations by Ezra Jack Keats) and two Rosemary Wells classics, Max’s Christmas (narrated by Jenny Agutter and Rex Robbins) and Morris’ Disappearing Bag. 60 minutes. Launch date: October 28, 2008.
Part of the Scholastic Storybook Treasures line, this story is based on the best-selling picture book by Doreen Cronin, and is a sequel to “Diary of a Worm.” The DVD also includes other cute critter stories that also feature the Read-Along option: Roberto the Insect Architect, Norman the Doorman, The Mysterious Tadpole and The Story of the Dancing Frog. Launch date: May 27, 2008.
Players must find hidden pirate treasure in the town of Smuggler's Cove. First, they must assemble the treasure map by solving I SPY riddles and games as they explore the town. The treasure hunts are comprised of three separate treasure maps that lead players on three scavenger hunts that use numerous I SPY riddles and mini-games to steer players in the right direction. Launch date: July 1, 2008.
The software features 15 fast-paced games that help improve thinking, memory, reasoning and identification skills. The product challenges kids in a tournament atmosphere where they are encouraged to play the games over time to improve speed and accuracy. Launch date: May 15, 2008.