A collection of topical books and products organized by holiday and age group.
The Lamb and the Butterfly
By Arnold Sundgaard/Illustrated by Eric Carle
- February 2013
- Ages 3-5
One day, a Lamb and a Butterfly meet in a meadow. The Lamb, cautious and dependent upon her mother, is curious about the Butterfly's independent way of life. Meanwhile, the free-spirited Butterfly doesn't understand the sense of security that the Lamb needs from her mother. When an unexpected storm injures the Butterfly, the Lamb and her mother care for her, nursing her back to health. Once she's better, the Butterfly must resume her journey, flying away from the meadow. As the Lamb and the Butterfly try to understand each other's perspective, we learn an important lesson about recognizing and respecting differences between ourselves and others.
Let It Rain
By Maryann Cocca-Leffer
- February 2012
- Ages 3-5
The snow is melting, flowers are blooming, and a light rain is falling. Spring is finally here! Enjoy all the wondrous signs of the season with Maryann Cocca-Leffler's exuberant celebration of spring! With soft-colored art, adorable children, and colorful outdoor scenes, LET IT RAIN is a continuation of Maryann's delightful series all about the seasons.
By Eva Moore/Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
- February 2013
- Ages 5-7
Early one morning, Mama Duck takes her babies for a walk. They follow safely behind her as they leave their pond, waddle through the park, and stop in the little sunlit town's parking lot for a yummy breakfast. But one by one, Mama's little ducklings get separated when they disappear into the slats of the town's storm drain. How three firemen and a pickup truck rush to their rescue makes for a vivid and exciting drama that children will return to over and over again. Award-winning artist Nancy Carpenter and veteran author Eva Moore have created a delightful new classic with an inspiring environmental message.
I Love Rainy Days!
By Hans Wilhelm
- March 2011
- Ages 4-7
It's raining outside, so Noodles is stuck indoors all day! But he won't let that get him down. Noodles knows there are lots of fun games to play even on a rainy day.
Happy 100th Day!
By Susan Milord/Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma
- January 2011
- Ages 4-8
Graham doesn't like school. He really doesn't like reading. And he's not impressed by his teacher's excitement about the 100th Day of School. The one thing he looks forward to? His class birthday party. But as the school year ticks by, he realizes his birthday will be the SAME DAY as 100th Day celebration! Will anyone remember Graham's special day? This sweet and funny story by Susan Milord is accompanied by vibrant multimedia illustrations by Mary Newell DePalma -- each one incorporating 100 of some object for readers to count and find!
Geronimo Stilton Special Edition: Thea Stilton and the Cherry Blossoms
By Geronimo Stilton
March 2011/ $7.99/ Ages 7-10
In this exciting adventure, the Thea Sisters are off to Japan on a cultural exchange program. While they're busy exploring Kyoto and admiring the beautiful cherry blossoms, a valuable doll is stolen from a wealthy Japanese collector. Will the five mice be able to track down the doll and catch the thief? Readers will love following the clues to help the Thea Sisters solve the mystery.
Petal Pushers #1: Too Many Blooms
By Catherine R. Daly
- March 2011
- Ages 8-12
Delphinium "Del" Bloom loves her grandparents' flower shop, where it's always peaceful and calm--unlike her cluttered house, where her three sisters--Rose, Aster, and Poppy--constantly cause drama. But then Gran and Gramps move away and leave the flower shop in the care of Del's scatterbrained parents! Their first order is for a big wedding and the bride wants everything--especially the flowers--to be PERFECT. Worse, the mean girl in Del's class happens to be a junior bridesmaid! Can Del help her family and save the day?
Prom and Prejudice
By Elizabeth Eulberg
- February 2012
- $9.99 (paperback; also available in hardcover and as an ebook)
- Ages 12 and up
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single girl of high standing at Longbourn Academy must be in want of a prom date. After winter break, the girls at the very prestigious Longbourn Academy become obsessed with the prom. Lizzie Bennet, who attends Longbourn on a scholarship, isn't interested in designer dresses and expensive shoes, but her best friend, Jane, might be - especially now that Charles Bingley is back from a semester in London. Lizzie is happy about her friend's burgeoning romance but less than impressed by Charles's friend, Will Darcy, who's snobby and pretentious. Darcy doesn't seem to like Lizzie either, but she assumes it's because her family doesn't have money. Clearly, Will Darcy is a pompous jerk - so why does Lizzie find herself drawn to him anyway?
By Sabrina James
- February 2010
- Ages: 12 and up
Spending the week in Florida with her two best friends is the perfect opportunity for 17-year-old Danielle to shed her shy-girl image. And it turns out she'll be getting lots of help from a houseful of cute guys staying right next door...Romantic twists, turns, and comic mishaps abound! Will Danielle find love -- and discover who she really is -- before spring break ends?