Dunbar’s winsome mixed-media illustrations carry the day in a story that pulls a few punches on readers. —Publishers Weekly (starred review)A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the YearA Cooperative Children’s Book Center ChoiceA Baker’s Dozen: Best Children’s Books for Family Literacy Selection (Pennsylvania)Ben rips open his present and finds a penguin inside. “Hello, Penguin! he says. “What shall we play? But Penguin says nothing. Even when Ben tickles its belly, does a dizzy dance, and sticks out his tongue, Penguin makes no response. What will it take for Penguin to say something — or for Ben to understand what Penguin has to say? Spare illustrations bring whimsy to this offbeat tale, in which a little boy gets his heart’s desire.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/28/2010Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
When Penguin finds a lost pinecone one day, an unlikely friendship blooms. But Grandpa reminds Penguin that pinecones can't live in the snow-they belong in the warm forest far away. Though he will miss his friend, Penguin returns Pinecone to his home, dreaming of the day they can reunite. And when he finally returns to the forest to check on his friend, Penguin discovers that love only grows over time-and so do little pinecones! Prolific author/illustrator Salina Yoon's spare text and bright, energetic illustrations bring to life this endearing story celebrating friendships lost and found, and overcoming the odds to be with the one you love.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/2/2012Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Just as in the story that Grand Nanny Penguin is telling, Little Penguin slides down hills, dances with wild, silly, goony birds, and almost gets eaten by a whale. “The deep greens, bright yellows, and glacial blues depict a northern world of fun and frolic that is warm and appealing.”--BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/15/1993Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
An emperor penguin lays an egg on the Antarctic ice. In the bitter cold, miles away from the only source of food, how can the chick survive?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/18/2001Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
The coveted and award-winning Penguin Threads series continues with three more enchanting, beautifully sewn covers by a talented visual artist With paper and pen or needle and thread, storytelling has many traditions. Penguin's award-winning art director Paul Buckley presents Penguin Threads, a series of Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions inspired by the aesthetic of handmade crafts with specially commissioned cover art. Jillian Tamaki's embroidered artwork appears on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Emma by Jane Austen, and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. This latest set features three beloved classics for both adults and children with cover art by painter and illustrator Rachell Sumpter. Sketched in a traditional illustrative manner, the final covers are sculpt embossed and present full front and reverse hand-stitched designs. Through story, style and texture, the Penguin Threads is an exciting chapter in Penguin's long history of excellence in book design, for true lovers of the book, design, and handcrafted beauty.Meek little Mole, willful Ratty, Badger the perennial bachelor, and petulant Toad. In the more than one hundred years since their first appearance in 1908, they've become emblematic archetypes of eccentricity, folly, and friendship. And their misadventures-in gypsy caravans, stolen sports cars, and their beloved Wild Wood- continue to capture readers' imaginations and warm their hearts long after they grow up. The Wind in the Willows is a timeless tale of animal cunning and human camaraderie.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/24/2012Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
Hans Christian Andersen was the profoundly imaginative writer and storyteller who revolutionized literature for children. He gave us the now standard versions of some traditional fairy tales—with an anarchic twist—but many of his most famous tales sprang directly from his imagination. The thirty stories here range from exuberant early works such as "The Tinderbox" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" through poignant masterpieces such as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling," to more subversive later tales such as "The Ice maiden" and "The Wood Nymph." A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packaging Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/28/2006Pages: 496Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
When Kenneth Grahame first entertained his son with letters about a petulant character named Toad, he had no way of knowing that his creation—together with his friends Mole, Rat, and Badger—would delight children for nearly 100 years. Here they are once more, pursuing adventure in gypsy caravans, stolen sportscars, and prison, but always returning to their beloved Wildwood. And although Grahame’s characters are unmistakably animals, they remain endearingly human in their eccentricity, folly, and friendship. First time in Penguin Classics Includes an introduction and notes by the children's literature historian Gillian Avery Features an appendix of Grahame's original letters to his son about the adventures of Toad Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/26/2005Pages: 240Reading Level: Age 18 and Up
The seventh book in the bestselling I Spy Scholastic Reader series has easy words, rebus clues, and fun search-and-find photos!All-new, easy-to-read riddles by Jean Marzollo are paired with fun photographs culled from previously published I Spy books to create the seventh I Spy reader. With rhythm, rhyme, and picture clues, this book is written to support the newest reader.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In Spanish, Amistad means friendship. It was also the name of a slave ship. In 1838, the Amistad took hundreds of kidnapped Africans on a long journey across the Atlantic, but the brave captives would not give up their freedom, taking over the ship so they could sail back to their homeland. Patricia C. McKissack, Caldecott and Newbery Honor Winner as well as a three-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, recounts an amazing chapter in American history for beginning readers. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/29/2005Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Little Women is one of the best loved books of all time. Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family and have felt the deep sadness when Meg leaves the circle of sisters to be married at the end of Part I. Part II, chronicles Meg's joys and mishaps as a young wife and mother, Jo's struggle to become a writer, Beth's tragedy, and Amy's artistic pursuits and unexpected romance. Based on Louise May Alcott's childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth- century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/28/2010Pages: 544Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
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