In the eight years since this blockbuster anthology of 44 classic picture books of the 20th century was compiled, important new picture books have been published that Janet Schulman believes are too good to miss. She has selected 15–some by brand-new voices of the 21st century, some by young authors and illustrators who were just getting started during the last decade of the past century, and a few by familiar names, such as Kevin Henkes with his 2005 Caldecott Medal Winner. This recommended list with descriptive annotations is intended to guide parents to these new books and new voices of the 21st century.Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics such as Madeline and Curious George; contemporary bestsellers such as Guess How Much I Love You and The Stinky Cheese Man; Caldecott Medal winners such as Make Way for Ducklings and Where the Wild Things Are; and family favorites such as Goodnight Moon, The Sneetches, and Winnie-the-Pooh. The selections range from concept books and wordless books to picture books and short read-aloud stories, and represent the complete array of childhood themes and reading needs: ABCs, number and color books, stories about going to bed and going to school; tales about growing up, siblings, parents, and grandparents; animal stories, fantasies; fables; magical stories; stories about everyday life--and more. Also included are an introduction, capsule biographies of the 62 writers and artists represented in the collection, color-coded running heads indicating age levels, and indexes. As a gift, a keepsake, and a companion in a child's first steps toward a lifelong love of reading, The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury belongs in every family's bookcase.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/14/1998Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
From superstars Donaldson and Scheffler, a heartwarming holiday tale.Stick Man lives in the family treeWith his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three.But one day, Stick Man is carried off by a mischievous dog who wants to play fetch! Things go from bad to worse as Stick Man is carried farther and farther away from home. Lonely and lost, Stick Man desperately wants to get home to be with his family for Christmas. And when he helps Santa Claus out of a bind, he finds the perfect ticket home!Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
January 24th After you've had it, there isn't even life without drugs.... It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game. Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youth -- and ultimately her life. Read her diary. Enter her world. You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl's harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerful -- and as timely -- today as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/27/2005Pages: 224Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Clue (Classic Ed.) Clue (Classic Ed.) is an exciting opportunity to play detective and solve a mystery with family and friends. Someone has killed Mr. Boddy, and Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlett and Colonel Mustard are all held suspects. Any of these suspects could have committed the crime anywhere in the huge Boddy Mansion. You need to find out who has killed Mr. Boddy -- and how. Age: 8 years and up Features Based on the classic detective game Encourages logical thinking with realistic scenarios Requires 3 to 6 players Includes Suspect tokens and weapons Deck of suspect, weapon and room cards Confidential case file Detective notebook and die Recommended Ages:8 and up
Tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and see all your favorite characters leap off the screen and into your living room with this ultimate Combo Pack. It's the only way to experience the fantastical new adventure from Walt Disney Pictures and Tim Burton in full topsy-turvy 1080p Blu-ray 3D. Inviting and magical, Alice In Wonderland is an imaginative new twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Alice (Mia Wasikowska), now 19 years old, returns to the whimsical world she first entered as a child and embarks on a journey to discover her true destiny. It's a Wonderland beyond your imagination, where the extraordinary characters you've loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. There's the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), the White Rabbit (Michael Sheen) and more. A triumphant cinematic experience - Alice In Wonderland is an incredible feast for your eyes, ears and heart that will captivate audiences of all sizes, especially in Disney 3D - Magic In A New Dimension.Features include: -MPAA Rating: PG -Format: Blu-Ray-Runtime: 109 minutes
Little Pookie is up before dawn because . . . it’s Pookie’s birthday, and Pookie just can’t wait to celebrate! Pookie’s Mom gently coaxes her little one back to bed—but not for long!—in this delightful board book. The celebration begins as Daddy makes Pancakes Supreme, and an energetic and excited Pookie parties on all day. Told in Sandra Boynton’s signature humorous rhyme, the story also expresses sweet and sincere parental love and support. The joyous artwork is detailed and exuberant, and is guaranteed to please toddlers and their caregivers on their birthday and every day.Book Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 5/25/2010Pages: 18Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Silver accents and hip design set this retro-styled kitchen apart. Quality wood construction and vintage details (check out the geometric, see-through windows) make this a favorite for all generations in the family. There are knobs to click, doors to open and close, faucets to turn on and off — just like the real deal. Designed with lots of room for kitchen supply storage too. Why You’ll Love It: Beautifully designed for a classic look, this kitchen focuses on good ol’ fashioned imaginative play. Age: 3 years and up Features Doors open and close Oven knobs click and turn Cordless phone Removable sink for easy cleanup Convenient storage below sink and next to microwave Large enough that multiple children can play at once Adult assembly required NOTE: This item may ship in its original packaging and not in a Diapers.com box. Product contents may not be concealed.
Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary's wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older sister, to Henry, and to his dog Ribsy. It is not that Ramona deliberately sets out to make trouble for other people. She simply has more imagination than is healthy for any one person. In this book Ramona and her imagination really come into their own. Starting with a fairly mild encounter with the librarian, which is harder on Beezus than anyone else, Ramona goes from strength to strength, winding up by inviting her entire kindergarten class to a part at her home without mentioning it to her mother. The riot that ensues is probably the most hilarious episode in this extremely funny book, which proves that Mrs. Cleary's imagination is almost as lively as Ramona's.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/1/1990Pages: 176Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
Hape Master Bedroom What fun it is to arrange---and rearrange---a parent's bedroom. Fits perfectly into your All Season Dollhouse or any 1" scale doll house. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction are hallmarks of Hape toys. Hape's toys stimulate children through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities. All Hape products sold in North America meet or exceed all applicable safety standards. ABOUT HAPE Hape was founded in 1986 by Peter Handstein in Germany after he visited hundreds of schools and talked with hundreds of educators giving him a unique understanding of the power of play. Hape Toys has since grown into one of the world's largest producers of toys made from sustainable materials. Neither culture, nor language, nor gender inhibits the intuitive process of play. All of the products meet, and more often, exceed the strictest international standards for quality and safety. But behind the innovative designs and meticulous quality lies the even stronger ethos of Hape. Our Mission Hape believes that the future begins and belongs to our children. It is our duty to leave them with infinite possibilities, not unsolvable problems. Our toys are created to inspire play, learning, and exploration of the world we live in; through responsible business practices we aspire to leave the world in a better condition than when we received it. Our Philosophy Hape toys are designed first and foremost for children. Each product is developed to enhance a child's developmental skills. Neither language, nor culture, nor gender impedes the intuitive play patterns. What children see as fun, parents and educators recognize as age-appropriate learning basics; social, sensory, physical, and emotional skills. Using natural materials, water-based paints, and strict quality and safety standards make every Hape toy an investment kids will love and parents can trust.
Help your child soar in reading with this set of 25 little books that teach 50 of the most frequently used words in print! Kids will love these playful stories they can read all by themselves. You'll love the fact that each one builds reading skills and confidence. Includes a mini-workbook filled with easy how-to's, fun activities, and write-and-learn pages to give kids practice writing the words too. For use with Grades PreK1.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2003Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Plan Toys Neo Style Dollhouse Bedroom Plan Toys Neo Style Dollhouse Bedroom is the perfect space for olls to get a little shut-eye. The set is made of durable, fully organic and recycled rubber wood and is sized for little hands . Why You'll Love It: Along with playing, kids will also learn how to make their own bed and keep the room clean. Age: 3 years and up Features Fosters creativity Colorful and durable Includes Wardrobe Vanity Stool Lamp Pillow Bed Bedspread NOTE: Choking Hazard-Small PartsABOUT PLANTOYS Founded in southern Thailand in 1981, PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood. We are always looking for new ways to improve and preserve our environment. PlanToys takes a step to go beyond Green by taking the concept of "Sustainability" into practice with the belief that everyone can contribute to a better world by playing sustainably. PlanToys uses a variety of materials, including; organic rubberwood, e-zero glue, water-based dyes, recycled and recyclable materials, soy and water-based ink and our proprietary PlanWood. PlanWood is a high density fiber composite wood made from reclaimed wood particles left from the manufacturing process of toys in the factory. This material allows toys to be made safe, stronger and more durable. PlanToys is again the first wooden toys company in the world's been using this method to make toys since 2010. Recommended Ages:3 – 10
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Dollhouse Furniture Melissa & Doug Deluxe Dollhouse Furniture will do any dollhouse proud. Its set of furniture is hand crafted and features details that need to be seen to be believed. The bed, two nightstands, vanity and wardrobe are full of tasteful touches. Why You'll Love It: Designed to fit any dollhouse's unique decor. Age: 6 years and up Features Fits all 1:12 scale dollhouses Hand Crafted Wooden furniture features working doors and drawers Impeccable detailing Includes Bed 2 nightstands Vanity Wardrobe Recommended Ages:6 – 10
Fisher Price Loving Family Deluxe Decor Kids Bedroom Kids love to have sleepovers and this sweet bedroom set is the perfect spot for one! By day, there's a desk with a chair to get work done. Then, it converts to an additional bed, complete with a blanket and even a book to read (tethered so it won't get lost)! A rotating cabinet with mirror and pull-out baskets completes the set. Great addition to any Loving Family Dollhouse. Product Features Ideal for play with any Fisher-Price Loving Family DollhouseKids bed with fabric canopy; front ruffle and attached blanket and a pillowComes complete with vanity; mirror and stoolProvides imaginative family roleplay with familiar and highly detailed realistic room furnishingsFun for all girlsRecommended Ages: 3-7 yearsProduct Measures: 3" x 8" x 7
Parents facing the frightening reality of caring for a prematurely born baby will find this comprehensive, day-by-day, month-by-month guide to be a reassuring and confidence-boosting resource. It contains advice on how to cope with medical complications, work with the healthcare team in the NICU, hold preemies, and meet the baby’s special feeding and nutritional needs. Madden also helps parents confidently care for their preemie at home and guides them through the first developmentally crucial years. Paperback
Playmobil Parents Bedroom Playmobil Parents Bedroom: The Parents Bedroom is the perfect place to get some rest after a long day. Set includes a figure, bed, armoire, vanity, and bedside lamps that light up. Play with this set alone or use it to furnish the Playmobil Large Grand Mansion (#5302, sold separately). Playmobil, Germany's largest toy manufacturer, is headquartered in Zirndorf, Germany and has been producing and distributing toys for more than 36 years. The miniature worlds of Playmobil encourage children to explore and learn while having fun. Children's imaginations are transported to medieval times with the Playmobil castle, to the adventurous seas with Playmobil pirates, and many other themed playworlds. The figures can bend, sit, stand, and turn their heads to make realistic role play possible. Product FeaturesThe Parents Bedroom is the perfect place to get some rest after a long dayPlay with this set alone or use it to furnish the Playmobil Large Grand Mansion, sold separatelyPlaymobil is the largest toy manufacturer in GermanyFigures can bend, sit, stand and turn their headsIncludes 1 figure, bed, armoire, vanity, and bedside lamps that light upProduct Measures: 9.8" x 3" x 7.9"Requires 3 AAA batteries (not included)Recommended Ages: 4-8 yearsABOUT PLAYMOBIL Once upon a time in 1876, there was a locksmith named Andreas Brandstatter. Mr. Brandstatter planted a magical seed that would eventually blossom into PLAYMOBIL by founding an eponymous lock and metal fitting company in Furth, Germany. In 1921, the headquarters were moved to Zirndorf, Germany, where it remains to the present day. PLAYMOBIL was formally introduced at the 1974 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg.
Real-life advice from real-life teens. Currently one million American teenagers live with a parent who is fighting cancer. It's a hard blow for those already navigating high school, preparing for college, and becoming increasingly independent. My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks is the first book written especially for teens to help during this tough time. Author Maya Silver was 15 when her mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She and her dad, Marc, have combined their family's personal experience with advice from dozens of medical professionals and real stories from 100 teens--all going through the same thing Maya did.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/5/2013Pages: 272Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
How I love your morning hug; you nestle in my touch. You wait to hear me whisper low, 'I LOVE YOU THIS MUCH.' Share God's love for his children through this moving story about the love between a parent and child. A perfect cuddle book for young children and the adults who cherish them, I Love You This Much combines warm, endearing illustrations with playful, rhyming prose to reassure young audiences of God's comforting presence in all of our lives.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/7/2010Pages: 36Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This affectionate tribute to the all-encompassing love of a child will touch parents' and grandparents' hearts at the same time that it satisfies children's requests to tell them about when they were little. Best-selling author Marion Dane Bauer's lyrical text and award-winning illustrator Dan Andreasen's timeless paintings combine to create a gift of love -- for parent and child alike.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
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