Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way. Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
These books are without a doubt the definitive and most entertaining biographies of scientists for young readers. Author and artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the scientists' sketches and notebooks.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
Martha’s family has a little surprise for hera puppy. Martha’s world is turned topsy-turvy as she attempts to adjust to Skits, the exuberant, unabashed addition to the household.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/21/2011Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Like all best friends, George and Martha do everything together—go to the movies, play at the beach, and just hang around not doing much of anything. George and Martha teach each other (and adoring readers) that even in a close friendship, privacy is important, practical jokes can sometimes backfire, and among other things, pouring split pea soup into your loafers to spare the chef’s feelings is not the best-laid plan. A man with a talent for friendship, James Marshall defined its very essence in his stories about the world’s two best friends. In this volume, all thirty-five episodes are brought together to celebrate friendship and two of the most lovable characters ever created. Each of these brief tales is filled with humor, and James Marshall’s drawings are guaranteed to spark feelings of empathy, delight, and self-recognition.This collector’s edition includes an introduction by MauriceSendak as well as appreciations by some of the top authorsand illustrators working in children’s publishing today.It is a true testament to James Marshall as an author, as an artist, and as a person that his work and his life inspired such a diverse and immensely talented group. Noted children’s book historian Anita Silvey provides an afterword.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 368Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Two lovable hippos teach the meaning of friendship in five separate vignettes: "Split Pea Soup," "The Flying Machine," "The Tub," "The Mirror," "The Tooth."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/11/1974Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Hurray for Spring! is a whimsical welcome to a child's favorite season. Delightful, rhyming tex with lots of fun words make this a wonderfully cadenced anthem to spring. Adorable illustrations with larger-than-life details spring off the page. See why Booklist says Right on target for spring-themed story hours in libraries and preschool centers as well as one-on-one reading, this accessible picture book offers a child's eye view of the season.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 4/1/2005Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Revisit three wonderful stories from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and award-winning illustrator Mark Teague--with new cover art and design!In this easy-to-read chapter book, Poppleton the pig charms young readers with his quirky adventures, whimsical ideas, and engaging community of friends! In three wonderful springtime stories, Poppleton tries his hand at spring cleaning, riding a bike, and staying up all night in his new tent.These hilarious stories feature simple language, everyday experiences, and beautiful illustrations--perfect for beginning readers!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/1/2009Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
PBS Martha SpeaksP: Martha Goes To School Martha Goes to School - TD thinks it would be funny to put Martha's name on the list for substitute teachers. TD and the Light Bulb of Doom - TD panics after he leaves his school project to the last minute. Truman's Secret - Where has Truman been hiding and why is he acting so weird? [bad haircut]. Skits Monkeys Around - Skits loves Malcolm (TV's blue monkey) so much he wants to be Malcolm. Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, part 1 - Martha loses her collar and winds up in the animal shelter. Ain't Nothin' but a Pound Dog, part 2 - Martha decides she can't leave her shelter friends behind. What's Bothering Bob? - What's gotten into Bob? He's off his chain and chasing Truman all over town. Martha Spins a Tale - Martha tells Jake the story of Goldi-Martha, the Skits Hatter and Little Red Riding Helen.
Five vignettes continue the adventures of George and Martha, the two lovable hippos and their strong friendship.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/29/1991Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Here are five stories about two of the greatest friends ever to grace a picture book. George and Martha, Jim Marshall’s dearly beloved, wise, and wickedly funny hippos teach each other the importance of honesty, companionship, discretion, humility, and consolation in this classic. This CD includes the bonus track, George and Martha Back in Town.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/23/2007Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
More stories about the two great chums: "The Dance Recital," "The French Lesson," "The Disguise," "The Beach," "The Garden."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/27/1977Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
In five brief episodes two hippos confirm their friendship: "The Fibber," "The Experiment," "The Picnic," "The Scary Movie!," "The Secret Club."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/23/1979Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Another quintet of stories about the pleasures and problems of a great friendship: "The Sweet Tooth," "The Misunderstanding," "The Hypnotist," "The Special Gift," and "The Photograph."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/27/1986Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
With seasonal pictures to celebrate the arrival of Spring, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There are chicks, bunnies, spring flowers and photographs of other familiar Spring things to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 2/15/2011 Pages: 12
PBS Martha Speaks: Puppies! Puppies! Puppies!When Martha is accidentally fed alphabet soup, this gives her the power of speech and the chance to speak her mind to anyone. Episodes include: Puppy Skits; Dinosaurs in Trouble!; The Puppy Tooth Fairy; Martha's Blue Period; Martha's Puppy; and The Cheating Chum Caper.Features:
Spring is finally here! Corduroy and friends enjoy the springtime weatherthe sun is shining and flowers bloom everywhere. They decide to plant a beautiful flower garden that they can take care of and share together. Celebrate the rejuvenating season of spring with Corduroy and four pages of springtime stickers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/1/2007Pages: 16Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
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