Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime. "Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book"—The New York Times It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy. He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake. Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night. For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child. "The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."—Booklist, STARRED review

Author Nikki Grimes
Isbn 1492638331
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-01-14
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon comes an adventurous bath time story. Bath time is full of magic. The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas is just what it takes to get little one clean.

Author Nikki Grimes
Isbn 1492638307
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-01-12
Pages 32
Language English
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It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed. She doesn't want to brush her teeth. She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas. She doesn't want to use the potty. What she wants to do is: SING SING SING SING SING PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN Finally, when she runs out of ideas (and energy) and is promised a perfect bedtime story, Kitty gives in...but can she stay awake for the ending? This new picture book in the bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!

Author Nick Bruel
Isbn 1250839459
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-05-11
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

Hettie loves hats. She has tall hats, small hats, any size at all hats, round hats, pointy hats, fancy hoity-toity hats. But she will NEVER EVER share them! Will Puffin ever find something to warm his noggin?

Author Tracy Gunaratnam
Isbn 1848867115
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2021-03-02
Pages 32
Language English
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What if a monster were looking for a bedtime snack? And what if that snack just happened to be you? GULP! He's getting closer and closer . . . and his tummy is rumbling REALLY loudly. But all this monster actually wants is a lovely monster-sized goodnight kiss. Night, night!

Author Ed Vere
Isbn 071819652X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-28
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Bob Marley's music has inspired millions of listeners around the world with messages of peace, love, and truth. This third picture book adaptation of one of his beloved songs has a timely message for children: To counter injustice, lift others up with kindness and courage. As a young girl goes on with her day in school, she comes across several instances of teasing and intimidation. But with loving action and some help from her friends, she's able to make things right for herself and others. With exuberant pictures by John Jay Cabuay accompanying Marley's iconic lyrics, Get Up, Stand Up is a vibrant testament to the power we all have to make a difference.

Author Bob Marley,Cedella Marley
Isbn 1452175985
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-09-10
Pages 36
Language English
File format PDF

Animals sleep, just like you! But where? And how? Let's take a look at what creatures do / when you are asleep and the day is through . . . We're used to seeing animals during the day, but where and how do they sleep at night? From butterflies to bees and frogs to fish, from birds to horses and squirrels to bunnies, plus cats and dogs, this sweet book in rhyme shows kids where animals bed down while kids are also asleep. Following a brother and sister on a farm where all the animals can be found, this book teaches and delights!

Author Steven J. Simmons
Isbn 1632898454
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2021-10-26
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Race car 1 honks look at me! He zooms in front with the turn of a key. Race car 2 is close behind. The sound of vroom is on his mind. This simple, rhyming text is perfect for reinforcing counting with young children, and the vibrant, energetic illustrations make this a terrific package for the youngest vehicle enthusiasts.

Author Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Isbn 162779929X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 32
Language English
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Take a bedtime journey with the New York Times bestselling author of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and discover the adventures that await while you dream! You only have to close your eyes And when you snuggle in…. You’ll be carried to your dream tonight On wing or paw or fin Snuggle into bed and discover what your dream animal might be and where it could take you! Could it be a bear who brings you to bake pastries? A fox who ushers you into a magical forest? Mermaids with whom you can sip tea? With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is the ideal addition to any bedtime reading routine. Little ones won’t mind closing their eyes once they learn what wonders await in their dreams. “A rare, enchanting mixture of graceful rhyming verse and adorable, Hummel-sweet illustrations. . . . Nursery-worthy.” –The New York Times

Author Emily Winfield Martin
Isbn 0375981373
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-10-22
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, detailed, immersive watercolor illustrations.

Author Ben Hatke
Isbn 1466877170
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-09-02
Pages 40
Language English
File format PDF

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world. What if you… encountered another perspective? Discovered another world? Met another you? What might you do?

Author Christian Robinson
Isbn 1534421688
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-03-05
Pages 56
Language English
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A tired mommy lets her daughter have a turn being the parent at bedtime in You Be Mommy, a humorously charming debut picture book from writer Karla Clark and illustrator Zoe Persico. Mommy's too tired to be Mommy tonight. Can you be Mommy and hold me tight? In this clever, rhyming picture book, a mother tells her child that she's simply too tired to be Mommy tonight and asks her daughter to take over for her. An utterly relatable theme told with humor and heart provides a story parents and children will delight in reading together at bedtime.

Author Karla Clark
Isbn 1250782465
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-03-31
Pages 32
Language English
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It's night-time and Cat is going to say goodnight to all her animal friends. Meet a dog, a barn owl and even some fluffy little rabbits. Toddlers will love joining in with all the animal noises in this delightful story – perfect for reading at bedtime! With simple rhyming text by Ian Whybrow, author of the bestselling The Tickle Book and The Bedtime Bear, and lots of cuddly animals, beautifully illustrated by Ed Eaves, Say Goodnight to the Sleepy Animals! is favourite with both parents and children. Enjoy more books in the Say Hello series: Say Hello to the Snowy Animals! and Say Hello to the Animals!

Author Ian Whybrow
Isbn 0230771130
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-10-10
Pages N.A
Language English
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For fans of I Am Enough, The Day You Begin, and The Wonderful Things You Will Be, here is a poignant picture book about how family and community help shape the wonderful people our children become. My child, my little one, Who will you be when you are grown? There's loving kindness in your eyes, like your daddy's and boldness in your heart, like your grandma's. Will you be like them? So begins this loving picture book about a mama who wonders who her child will grow up to be. Will her little one be curious like Grandpa and adventurous like Auntie Amina? Compassionate like Amy and joyful like cousin Curlena? Moving from family members to the wider community, she muses about which attributes her child will possess. A perfect gift for a baby shower, birthday, or graduation. Who Will You Be? features gorgeous artwork and gentle words that celebrate childhood and is an ode to the power of our village--and a reminder that every child is uniquely wonderful.

Author Andrea Pippins
Isbn 1984849506
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-04-07
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Based on a viral video comes the story of one boy's positive energy and how a sunny outlook can turn everything around. It's a new day and Ayaan has woken up on the wrong side of the bed, where nothing feels quite right. What if he doesn't know the answer at school? What if he messes up? But as he sets out that morning, all it takes is a few reminders from his mom and some friends in the neighborhood to remind him that a new day is a good day because... HE IS SMART, HE IS BLESSED, AND HE CAN DO ANYTHING!

Author Alissa Holder,Zulekha Holder-Young
Isbn 0593206622
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-12-29
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Celebrate diversity with this bright, joyful level 1 Step Into Reading book that will have girls everywhere repeating the book's chorus: "I love being me!" Girls will love seeing strong, happy reflections of themselves in this vibrant, rhyming, Step 1 reader about the joy of being a girl. Featuring a variety of kids and the activities they enjoy—reading, soccer, cooking, swimming, gardening, and more—this easy reader promotes girls' self-esteem and smarts. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. Look for all the books in the Happy Hair series: Happy Hair—an inspiring and positive book about girls with natural black hair Cool Cuts—a celebration of boys with natural black hair

Author Mechal Renee Roe
Isbn 1984895621
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-12-15
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

Ten-time New York Times bestselling author and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen teams up with artist Gail Yerrill to create a book that helps facilitate sleep. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead pairs whimsical illustrations with storytelling techniques to tire your child’s imagination in order to help them settle down at bedtime and fall asleep. Read aloud the story of little bear and his friends as they have a big day at the beach, then return home to eat dinner, take their baths, and head to bed, falling gently to sleep alongside your little one.

Author Dr. Daniel Amen
Isbn 0310758335
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-09-06
Pages 32
Language English
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This lyrical bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and to sleepy children, safe in their beds. As a mother describes how different species of birds nest, secure and cozy with their mama birds, she tucks her own child into bed with the soothing refrain -- "you nest here with me" -- easing her little one and readers alike to slumber. Accompanied by beautiful artwork by award-winning illustrator Melissa Sweet, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have combined their poetry writing and love of birding in this board book that is sure to become a bedtime classic.

Author Jane Yolen,Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Isbn 1635925061
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-11-03
Pages 28
Language English
File format PDF

Pete the Kitty is almost ready for his first day of preschool! It's a big day for Pete the Kitty: his first day of preschool! He meets his cool teacher, sings a few fun songs, and even gets to paint. Who knew preschool could be so much fun? Just don't forget your groovy backpack and your yummy snack, Pete the Kitty! Preschoolers and little ones getting ready to go to preschool for the first time will enjoy cheering Pete the Kitty's fun entry to preschool.

Author James Dean,Kimberly Dean
Isbn 0062820842
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2019-06-18
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book A Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book A Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for Teens Six Starred Reviews -- ★Booklist ★BCCB ★The Horn Book ★Publishers Weekly ★School Library Connection ★Shelf Awareness A Booklist Best Book for Youth * A BCCB Blue Ribbon * A Horn Book Fanfare Book * A Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book * Recommended on NPR's "Morning Edition" by Kwame Alexander "This powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow."--Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout "[A] testimony and a triumph."--Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young readers and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.

Author Nikki Grimes
Isbn 1635923476
Genre Young Adult Nonfiction
Year 2020-05-19
Pages 336
Language English
File format PDF