Can You Growl Like a Bear
Can You Growl Like a Bear
Can You Growl Like a Bear

This adorable read-aloud features appealing baby animals and a rhyming text that is sure to please.
From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the noises they make.
Butler’s lavish double-page portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text invites young children to mimic the animals’ sounds. When all the animals are quiet, readers are encouraged to imitate their animal friends one last time: “It’s time to gently close your eyes and fall fast asleep.”

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Captain Small Pig
Captain Small Pig
Captain Small Pig

A charming story of family and a day on the water
Out on Blue Lake with his parents Old Goat and Turkey, Small Pig is ready for an adventure. “I’m Captain Commander!” Small Pig said. “Aye aye, Captain Small Pig!” yawned Old Goat. “You are in charge of this boat!” But Small Pig soon tires of rowing and falls asleep. Before they know it, the boat is drifting across the lake, and grumpy Turkey is in for a soaking!
Martin Waddell’s quirky tale, coupled with Susan Varley’s evocative illustrations, makes for a gentle bedtime story filled with quiet adventure.

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Carl and the Meaning of Life

From the often Caldecott-buzzed Deborah Freedman, a sweet and funny story about finding your place in the world.

Carl is an earthworm. He spends his days happily tunneling in the soil until a field mouse asks him a simple question that stops him short: “Why?” Carl’s quest takes him on an adventure to meet all the animals of the forest, each of whom seems to know exactly what they were put on this earth to do, unlike the curious Carl. But it’s not until the world around him has changed that Carl begins to realize everyone, no matter how small, makes a big difference just by being themselves.

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CAT IN THE HAT
CAT IN THE HAT
Cat in the Hat

Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK
CAT IN THE HAT COMES BACK
Cat in the Hat Comes Back

The riotously funny follow-up to The Cat in the Hat celebrates its 60th Anniversary!

The Cat is back—along with some surpise friends—in this beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Dick and Sally have no time to play. It’s winter and they have mountains of snow to shovel. So when the Cat comes to visit, he decides to go inside and to take a bath. No problem, right? Wrong! The pink ring he leaves in the tub creates is a very BIG pink problem when he transfers the stubborn stain from the bath onto Mother’s white dress, Dad’s shoes, the floors, the walls, and ultimately, over the entire yard full of snow! Will the kids EVER clean up the mess? You bet they will, with some help from the Cat and his helpers: 26 miniature cats (AKA Little Cats A-Z) who live inside the Cat’s hat! This classic Dr. Seuss story is the perfect choice for beginning readers and read-alouds, especially on snow days! And with a peel-off 60th Anniversary sticker on the front cover, it makes a perfect gift for all ages.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

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CHICKEN SUNDAY
CHICKEN SUNDAY
Chicken Sunday

After being initiated into a neighbor’s family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers’ determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula’s had her eye on. A loving family story woven from the author’s childhood.

 

“Polacco has outdone herself with these joyful, energetic illustrations, her vibrant colors even richer and more intense than usual, while authentic details enhance the interest. A unique piece of Americana.” —Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

“In this moving picture book, the hatred sometimes engendered by racial and religious differences is overpowered by the love of people who recognize their common humanity.” —Booklist, starred, boxed review

“The text conveys a tremendous pride of heritage as it brims with rich images from her characters’ African American and Russian Jewish cultures–A tribute to the strength of all family bonds.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Churchill's Tale of Tails
Churchill's Tale of Tails
Churchill's Tale of Tails

Churchill is a pig with a big personality who couldn’t be prouder of his perfect tail. Until one day it goes missing.
When Churchill the pig loses his precious tail, his friends help him hunt for a new one. But trying new tails is so much fun that soon Churchill has forgotten his friends completely. Can Churchill learn to put friendship first, and solve the mystery of his missing tail?
With expressive illustrations from the talented Anca Sandu, this charming story will keep readers laughing as they learn about the importance of valuing friendship.

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Clackety Track: Poems About Trains

Queue up for a whistle-stop tour of trains of all kinds, narrated in lively verse and featuring dynamic retro artwork.

Rows of grooves, cables, and bars.
Graffiti rockin’ out the cars.
A badge of rust. A proud oil stain.
There’s nothin’ plain about a train.

Trains of all shapes and sizes are coming down the track — bullet train, sleeper train, underground train, zoo train, and more. All aboard! Skila Brown’s first-class poems, as varied as the trains themselves, reflect the excitement of train travel, while Jamey Christoph’s vintage-style illustrations provide a wealth of authentic detail to pore over.

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CLICK CLACK GOOD NIGHT
CLICK CLACK GOOD NIGHT
Click Clack Good Night

From Caldecott Honor–winning and New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin comes a hilarious tale about Duck who can’t, just can’t, fall asleep.

It’s bedtime on the farm. The cows, sheep, and chickens are all tucked in and snoozing away. Escerpt for…Duck. So Farmer Brown sings him a song…reads him a book…turns on the white noise machine…and even debates the day’s top stories. But Duck just won’t tuck!

Can Farmer Brown stay awake long enough to see Duck off to dreamland, or is a good night’s sleep just a dream?

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CONSTRUCTION SITE MISSION:  DEMOLITION
CONSTRUCTION SITE MISSION:  DEMOLITION
Construction Site Mission: Demolition

The newest adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series!

In Construction Site Mission: Demolition!, the construction team we all know and love has an exciting job to do—smashing, crushing, sorting, hauling.

Ultimately, this picture book is about working together, breaking things down, and cleaning it all up at the end of the day.

• Filled with playful rhyming text and vibrant illustrations to inspire cleanup
• Features the same beloved trucks and construction site from the original book Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
• Teaches teamwork, perseverance, and how to overcome obstacles—and have fun!

Demolition is tough work, but these powerful vehicles are up to the task—and once the job is done, there will be a freshly cleared and tidy construction site ready for building something new.

This satisfying story is from the bestselling team behind Construction Site on Christmas Night and Three Cheers for Kid McGear.

• More than 3.5 million copies sold in the series
• Perfect for kids who love construction and all the machines that come with it
• Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for holidays and birthdays for children ages 3 to 5
• Add it to the shelf with books like Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres, Digger, Dozer, Dumper by Hope Vestergaard, and The Goodnight Train by June Sobel.

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