"Neigh!" said a horse. "Quack!" said a duck. "Beep!" said the friendly Little Blue Truck. Little Blue Truck is a joyful cacophony of animal and truck sounds that will have youngsters beeping and quacking—and begging for one more go-round! Along the way, readers see that it pays to be kind to our animal friends . . . if we show a friendly respect to others, we’re more likely to get help when we’re, say, stuck in the muck in a truck. Jill McElmurry’s gouache illustrations of wild-eyed farm animals and country roads are warm and wonderful, suiting the cheerfully rhyming text to a T. Beep!

Author ,
Isbn 0547770227
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2010-12-06
Pages 32
Language English
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Truck-obsessed toddlers will want to make the diggers, tractors, fire engines, and more featured in this fun-filled construction tale part of their nightly bedtime routines! Discover what bedtime looks like for the snowplows, dump trucks, giant cranes, and more that dot the pages of this irresistible construction story. Just like you and me, the vehicles in this story get tuckered out after a long day of hard work and need to quiet down and settle in for sweet dreams. Young readers will surely identify as these trucks ask for one more story while their parents sing them a goodnight song and send them off to bed. With a sweet rhyme scheme and an illustration style that’s perfect for nighttime rituals, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and its things-that-go companions—Where Do Steam Trains Sleep At Night?, Where Do Jet Planes Sleep At Night?, Where Do Speedboats Sleep at Night?, and Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas?—will leave vehicle-loving kids snuggled up and satisfied.

Author Brianna Caplan Sayres
Isbn 0375980989
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

From the illustrator of the best-selling Little Blue Truck series comes the whimsical tale of Madison Pratt, a clever and spunky girl determined to reverse the curse of the plaid purse. Madison Pratt is delighted to find a lonely plaid purse in the park one afternoon. It’s just the fashion statement she’s been looking for. Until—oh no! The plaid begins to spread. It crawls up Madison’s sleeve, over her jacket, and under her hat. The purse’s mad curse causes Madison—and her whole neighborhood—to turn plaid! Will Madison’s spunk and optimism help to reverse the curse before it’s too late?

Author Jill McElmurry
Isbn 0358330785
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-06-02
Pages 40
Language English
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All through the year, this shaggy, raggy, rumbly, bumbly bear faces down whatever comes his way: bee stings and scolding squirrels, cold rushing rivers and prickly bushes. And he does it all with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. There’s just one thing he can't abide. Luckily, he knows exactly what to do about it. Season by season, Alice Schertle and Matt Phelan lead us through a year in the life of a charming, resourceful, and quite hairy bear.

Author Alice Schertle
Isbn 9780547546285
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2007-09-01
Pages 32
Language English
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There's nothing quite like a day at the beach! And Alice Schertle and Barbara Lavallee's clever companion to All You Need for a Snowman is the perfect recipe for fun in the sun. Plant a yellow umbrella in the sand, roll out a beach towel, and pour a glass of frosty lemonade. . . . But wait! What's the most important part of a beach? A surprise ending will inspire young adventurers everywhere to don their shades and head for the beach.

Author Alice Schertle
Isbn 9780547564289
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2004-05-01
Pages 32
Language English
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The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book "A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams." —Booklist, starred review As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! • Author Sherri Duskey Rinker's sweet rhyming text soothes little ones into a peaceful rest • Full of irresistible artwork by illustrator Tom Lichtenheld • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site is the perfect read-aloud This popular, timeless nighttime story continues to delight families everywhere! • Ideal for children ages 3 to 5 years old • Great for young construction fans • This adorable hardcover bedtime book is a go-to gift for any occasion

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker
Isbn 1452136599
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2013-11-12
Pages 32
Language English
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Can Red Truck make it up the hill? Red Truck can! Red Truck will! ZOOOM! Truck fans of all ages but especially the littlest ones will love cheering on the hardworking red tow truck that stars in this high energy picture book. Mighty Red Truck splashes and zooms through mud and rain to rescue a stalled school bus on the side of the road, and becomes the hero of a rainy day. Eye-popping quirky illustrations and the fast-paced rhyming text will make this truck story a fast favorite.

Author Kersten Hamilton
Isbn 1101651849
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2012-08-30
Pages 26
Language English
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Meet Donald Dump Truck! He’s bright orange, has an ego the size of a skyscraper and he’ll take any shortcut to get the job done. Come along with Donald on his exciting first adventure as he joins a band of hardworking trucks who are busy building a bridge. After cutting one too many corners, Donald finds himself stuck in a swamp and sinking fast! Time is running out as all the trucks race to the rescue. Can they save Donald?

Author Hugh Wright
Isbn 1732060703
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2018-03-20
Pages 32
Language English
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An illustrated collection of poetry features animals wearing an array of shoes, jackets, hats, and other fun attire to demonstrate their unique personalities.

Author Alice Schertle
Isbn 9780152050504
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2009
Pages 33
Language English
File format PDF

British Summer Time Begins is about summer holidays of the mid-twentieth century and how they were spent, as recounted to Ysenda Maxtone-Graham in vividly remembered detail by people who were there. Through this prism, it paints a revealing portrait of twentieth-century Britain in summertime: how we were, how families functioned, what houses and gardens and streets were like, what journeys were like, and what people did all day in their free time. It explores their expectations, hopes, fears and habits, the rules or lack of rules under which they lived, their happiness and sadness, their sense of being treasured or neglected - all within living memory, from pre-war summers to the late 1970s. Ysenda takes us back to the long stretch of time from the last days of June till the early days of September - those months when the term-time self was cast off and you could become the person you really were, and you had (if you were lucky) enough hours in the endless succession of days to become good at the things that would later define your adulthood. The 'showpiece' part of the summer holidays was 'the summer holiday', when families took off to the seaside, or to grandparents' houses teeming with cousins, or on early package holidays to France or Spain, siblings wedged into the back of small cars, roof-racks clattering, mothers preparing picnics. British Summer Time Begins is as much about the long weeks either side of that holiday as the trip itself: the weeks when nothing much officially happened, boredom often lurked nearby, and you vanished for hours on end, nobody much knowing or even caring where you were. Could it be that those unscheduled days were actually the most important and formative of your life? From the author of the beloved Terms & Conditions, British Summer Time Begins is a delightful, nostalgic and joyous celebration of summers.

Author Ysenda Maxtone Graham
Isbn 1408710544
Genre History
Year 2020-07-09
Pages 352
Language English
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Nothing could be sweeter than Valentine’s Day with Llama Llama! Llama Llama shows his friends and family how much he loves them with heart-shaped cards and lots of hugs.

Author Anna Dewdney
Isbn 069815651X
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-12-26
Pages 14
Language English
File format PDF

Get ready for bed with this soothing sleepy story—now available as a Classic Board Book! The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave. But there’s one little sleepyhead who’s not in his bed. Where, oh where, could he be? This sweet and snuggly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations by Joyce Wan is the perfect read-aloud story to prepare little ones for a cozy night’s sleep.

Author Sandra J. Howatt
Isbn 1442446781
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2014-05-06
Pages 32
Language English
File format PDF

A rhyming story of unconditional love with adorable illustrations of a toddler and a teddy bear who declare "I love you through and through!"

Author Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
Isbn 0545385989
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2015-12-29
Pages 24
Language English
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“The reigning queen of historical fiction” -- Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. 1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart. 1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Author Kate Quinn
Isbn 0062943480
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-03-09
Pages 656
Language English
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At twenty-two, Chicagoan Nadine Kenney is thrilled to meet her future husband, Jamie, while vacationing in Florida. After a whirlwind, long-distance romance, Nadine leaves her friends, family, and city to join Jamie in suburban Massachusetts. Once married, they begin trying for a baby without knowing how hard that road will become. Nadine soon faces the little-known horrors of IVF when a procedure causes severe internal bleeding, and she wakes up from emergency surgery with a six-inch scar instead of a baby bump. In the difficult year that follows, anxiety and additional failed fertility treatments threaten her new marriage and her mental state. By some saving grace, she eventually becomes pregnant naturally, but the horrors are not over: her son is diagnosed with potentially terminal kidney complications. Ultimately, Nadine learns that in an unpredictable life, the only thing she can be sure of is the healing power of hope.

Author Nadine Kenney Johnstone
Isbn 1631522116
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 300
Language English
File format PDF

Master the Art of Writing Enthralling Tales for the Youngest pre-and emerging readers! Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight. You'll learn the unique set of skills it takes to bring your story to life by using tightly focused text and leaving room for the illustrator to be creative. Award-winning author Ann Whitford Paul helps you develop the skills you need by walking you through techniques and exercises specifically for picture book writers. You'll find: • Instruction on generating ideas, creating characters, point-of-view, beginnings and endings, plotting, word count, rhyme, and more • Unique methods for using poetic techniques to enrich your writing • Hands-on revision exercises (get out your scissors, tape, and highlighters) to help identify problems and improve your picture book manuscripts • Updated tips for researching the changing picture book market, approaching publishers, working with an agent, and developing a platform • All new quizzes and examples from picture books throughout • New chapters cover issues such as page turns, agents, and self-publishing Whether you're just starting out as a picture book writer or have tried unsuccessfully to get your work published, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is just what you need to craft picture books that will appeal to young children and parents, and agents and editors.

Author Ann Whitford Paul
Isbn 1440353778
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
Year 2018-11-29
Pages 272
Language English
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A concept book from the #1 New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site series by Sherri Duskey Rinker! Crane Truck's Opposites: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site introduces the concept of opposites in board book form to youngest readers. Little construction fans will love learning early concepts by watching Crane Truck as he works from DAY to NIGHT on jobs both BIG and SMALL, with help from his friend Excavator. • This concept-driven board book features characters from the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty Construction Site series • Construction vehicles are a favorite topic among little readers • Touches upon themes of shared work and the value of friendship, while teaching the concept of opposites Perfect for little ones, this adorable book introduces favorite machines to readers ages 0 to 3 years old. It's all in a day's work for the trucks of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. • A wonderful book for parents and caregivers of vehicle, truck, and construction-loving kids • A great pick for teachers and librarians who seek an entertaining and educational book for the classroom about opposites • Perfect for those who adored My Truck Is Stuck! by Kevin Lewis, Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, and The Little Blue Digger series by Harriet Tuppen

Author Sherri Duskey Rinker
Isbn 1797207342
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2020-02-11
Pages 20
Language English
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Concepts like colors and simple words have never been easier and more fun than when presented by Richard Scarry. Here are two classic board books, THE COLOR BOOK and EARLY WORDS, available for the first time together in one volume. Frannie the bunny shows you all the important words to identify what's in your room, your bathroom, your closet, the kitchen, and the playground. Then Mr. Paint Pig introduces eight colors that brighten the world. Originally published in 1976, these two bestselling board books sold a combined 500,000 copies. Now, bound together for the first time, this is the must-have title that's just the right level for young minds and just the right size for small hands hands.

Author Richard Scarry
Isbn 0553498185
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 24
Language English
File format PDF

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” --Mark Twain It’s telling that Mark Twain chose sailing as a metaphor for living life to the fullest. Throughout history, humankind has been going to sea in boats and ships—for the purposes of trade, exploration, transport, fishing, and pure enjoyment. The Little Red Book of Sailing Wisdom contains some of the most moving, perceptive, witty, and inspirational words ever spoken or written about the sea-faring life. Novelists, politicians, explorers, playwrights, poets, musicians, and celebrities weigh in on life upon the water, under sail. These are just some of the folks whose words appear in these pages: •Daniel Defoe •Ted Kennedy •Charles Dickens •Franklin Roosevelt •Herman Melville •Dennis Connor •Patrick O’Brian •Larry Ellison •Eugene O’Neill •Thor Heyerdahl •Jack London •Isak Dinesen •William F. Buckley •And dozens of others! Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Author Stephen Brennan
Isbn 1629141313
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2014-06-03
Pages 224
Language English
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Black Authors and Illustrators of Books for Children and Young Adults is a biographical dictionary that provides comprehensive coverage of all major authors and illustrators – past and present. As the only reference volume of its kind available, this book is a valuable research tool that provides quick access for anyone studying black children’s literature – whether one is a student, a librarian charged with maintaining a children’s literature collection, or a scholar of children’s literature. The Fourth Edition of this renowned reference work illuminates African American contributions to children’s literature and books for young adults. The new edition contains updated and new information for existing author/illustrator entries, the addition of approximately 50 new profiles, and a new section listing online resources of interest to the authors and readers of black children’s literature.

Author Barbara Thrash Murphy,Deborah L. Murphy
Isbn 1135873550
Genre Literary Collections
Year 2006-12-21
Pages 524
Language English
File format PDF