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2017

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CREATIVE
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Table of Contents

Recent Titles 3

Under the Sea 9

Make the Earth Your Companion 4–5

Classic Titles 10–17

Colors of Nature 6

Classic Board Books
18–19

Counting on Birds 7

Ordering Information 20

Crowds of Creatures 8

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Cover illustration by Jori van der Linde from Counting on Birds;
illustration above by Paolo Domeniconi from Colors of Nature

Creative Editions Recent Titles

The Navajo Code Talkers

Fuzzy, Furry Hat

Using the unwritten Navajo language to create
the ultimate unbreakable code during World
War II, the Allies employed bilingual Marine
Corps code talkers in a top-secret operation.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley

As a lonely bear plays music on his jingly hat,
other animals are drawn to the sounds. When an
epic rainstorm begins, the unlikely companions
seek refuge and become forever friends.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

978-1-56846-295-0
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-296-7
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 11"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Million Stories of Marco Polo

The Riddle Horse

Journey along as a fictitious scribe relates selected
tales from legendary explorer Marco Polo’s life to
his curious young neighbor, who is eager to commit the stories to her own memory.
Author: Michael J. Rosen
Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli

In this imaginatively constructed tale, a riddling
horse recounts its many adventures and fondly
remembers its variety of riders throughout the
long years of its life.
Author/Artist: Mark Summers

978-1-56846-290-5
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9¾"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-291-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9" × 9"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 24
Color illustrations

The Great North Woods
Exploring the diverse and dynamic environment
of the Great North Woods from dawn through
darkness, exquisitely detailed paintings illuminate the beauty of this unique ecosystem.
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Michael Rothman
978-1-56846-275-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½"

Illustration by Michael Rothman from The Great North Woods

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

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Make the Earth Your Companion
“Make the Earth your companion. Walk lightly on it, as other creatures do.” With this powerfully reverent refrain, readers are reminded
to treat the world around us with the respect it deserves and the care it
needs. Mountains, lakes, rivers, grasslands, forests, deserts—even the sky
above—all of our natural environs have some message to impart, if we
will but listen. Picturesque illustrations imbue the images with mysticism, making visual connections to not only the words themselves but to
the feelings of wonder they evoke.

J. Patrick Lewis has earned a lofty reputation in children’s publishing,
having authored more than 100 picture books. From 2011 to 2013, he
served as Children’s Poet Laureate of the United States. Among his other
honors are the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Excellence in Children’s Poetry Award and the Ohioana Awards’ 2004
Alice Louise Wood Memorial Prize. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.
Twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso are award-winning Italian artists
who have illustrated more than 40 books. Their work, known for its
Renaissance sensibility, has been featured in numerous exhibitions and
galleries around the world, as well as recognized by such organizations as
the Society of Illustrators.
978-1-56846-269-1
$18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¾" × 12"
Color illustrations

*Also available: Sing a Season Song, If—

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Colors of Nature
Learning the names of colors is a fundamental part of a child’s
development. Most of the time, a color is associated with a common
object or living thing—a red apple, a green frog, and so on. In this
illustrated, conceptual board book, though, colors are emblematic of the
seasons of the year. Young readers will make unexpected connections
and enjoy pointing out everything in the featured color as they turn
from page to page.

Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children’s and
young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins was honored
as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for
Transitional Nonfiction.
Paolo Domeniconi lives and works in the small Italian city of Spilamberto. After gaining artistic experience in advertising and through
various freelance projects, he became interested in children’s illustration.
Working mainly in digital media, he has since illustrated approximately
40 books for international publishers.

978-1-56846-299-8
$8.99  Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8"
Color illustrations

*Also available: Taste the Clouds

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Counting on Birds
Every child learns to count from 1 to 10. But not every teaching method
also doubles as a nonfiction introduction to the growth cycle of an
animal! Young readers will count along from a single nest and two caring
parents as three baby songbirds eat, open their eyes, test their toeholds,
take time to grow flight feathers, and finally leave the nest together.
Numerals accompany the text on each spread to further reinforce the

Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children’s and
young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins was honored
as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for
Transitional Nonfiction.
Vancouver artist Jori van der Linde is a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Her self-described “imaginative and whimsical
imagery” is at home in children’s books, pattern designs, and advertising
pieces alike. This is her first book for Creative Editions.

counting concept and encourage association with the different forms.
978-1-56846-300-1
$8.99  Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8"
Color illustrations

*Also available: A Number of Animals

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Crowds of Creatures
In rhyming couplets, Crowds of Creatures offers up a fun, foundational
introduction to the family groups of six types of animals that are sure
to fascinate every preschool learner. Simple, rhythmical text identifies a
common name used in defining what a group of each creature is called.
Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, bring the animals to life in their
natural habitats. Set within a durable board book format, this is a title

Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children’s and
young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins was honored
as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for
Transitional Nonfiction.
Fiammetta Dogi is an Italian artist who specializes in children’s books.
Since receiving her education in graphic arts and illustration, she has
created work for clients worldwide, with her art appearing in numerous
books, magazines, and advertisements.

all kinds of families can share!
978-1-56846-301-8
$7.99  Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7"
Color illustrations

*Also available: That’s Creepy!

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Under the Sea
Sneaking an early grammar lesson into a book about animals, Under the
Sea offers up a fun, foundational introduction to both sea life and pairs
of directional words. Simple, rhythmical text introduces creatures and
their surroundings by placing them in relative positions to each other.
Detailed illustrations, meanwhile, provide a colorful backdrop of the
developing ocean scene. Set within a durable board book format, this is

Kate Riggs is a Minnesota-based editor and author of children’s and
young adult nonfiction books. In 2012, her book Dolphins was honored
as the winner of the Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Award for
Transitional Nonfiction.
Known for his scientifically realistic portrayals of nature, Tom Leonard
has honed his talents for children’s illustration with publishers such
as Scholastic, Time-Life, and McGraw-Hill. This is his first book for
Creative Editions.

a title all young readers will get behind!
978-1-56846-302-5
$7.99  Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7"
Color illustrations

*Also available: Wild Backyard, A Seed
Needs Sun
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Creative Editions Classic Titles

And the Soldiers Sang Along the infamous
Western Front, enemies are drawn together by
song in the spirit of Christmas friendship.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-220-2 (HC)
978-0-89812-975-5 (PB)
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$19.99 HC
$9.99 PB
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Bobo’s Smile What’s a clown to do when
the circus shuts down and he loses the ability
to smile? Bobo goes on a quest to regain his
happiness.
Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast
978-1-56846-221-9
Interest level: Age 3 and up
Trim size: 8" × 8"

The Adventures of Pinocchio Will a misbehaving wooden puppet amend his wicked ways in
time to become a real boy?
Author: Carlo Collodi
Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-1-56846-190-8 $35.00 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Page count: 192
Trim size: 8½" × 11¼"
Color illustrations

$14.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Cat Who Invented Bebop A feline
saxophonist sets out for jazzy New York, where
he makes his mark as a cool cat to remember.
Author/Artist: Marshall Arisman
978-1-56846-152-6 (Regular Edition)
978-1-56846-168-7 (Special Edition)

Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 11"

$17.95 HC
$21.95 HC

Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer An illu-

Cheyenne Medicine Hat A mustang mare

strated edition breathes new life into Mark Twain’s
most popular and widely read novel.
Author: Mark Twain / Artist: C. F. Payne

leads a herd of wild horses on an adventurous
journey that unfolds into an uplifting story
of survival.
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Gregory Manchess

978-1-56846-268-4 $29.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Page count: 296
Trim size: 7½" × 10½"
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-181-6
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 8¼" × 12¼"

$19.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

All the World’s a Stage This poetry collec-

A Christmas Carol Award-winning artist

tion explores Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man”
to celebrate the theater of human existence.
Compiler: Lee Bennett Hopkins
Artist: Guy Billout

Roberto Innocenti vividly renders the beloved
Christmas tale in this revised edition.

978-1-56846-218-9
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 10½" × 9½"

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$19.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

Author: Charles Dickens
Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-1-56846-278-3
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 83/8" × 12"

$29.99 HC
Page count: 152
Color illustrations

Above illustration by Roberto Innocenti from Pinocchio

Creative Editions Classic Titles

Cinderella A glamorous, 1920s-era style of

Erika’s Story A Jewish woman narrates how

illustration helps bring to life the familiar 17thcentury fairy tale of Cinderella.
Author: Charles Perrault
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

her mother was able to spare her from the horrors of the Holocaust as an infant.
Author: Ruth Vander Zee
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

978-1-56846-130-4 (HC)
978-0-89812-828-4 (PB)
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 7¾" × 11"

$20.95 HC
$7.99 PB
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Creative Collection of American
Short Stories This beautifully illustrated anthology spans more than 150 years to spotlight
17 gems.
Authors: various / Artist: Yan Nascimbene
978-1-56846-202-8
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 7¼" × 10¼"

$28.95 HC
Page count: 272
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-176-2 (HC)
978-0-89812-891-8 (PB)
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 10" × 9½"

$19.99  HC
$10.99 PB
Page count: 24
Color illustrations

Etienne Delessert Memory Game This
classic game gets a fresh treatment with striking
images taken from the books of Etienne Delessert.
Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-262-2
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Size: 3" × 3" × 6"

$14.99
Color illustrations

Dark Fiddler An old gravedigger recounts to

The Forever Flowers A waylaid grouse dis-

his young apprentice the tall but true tale of Italian violinist Nicolo Paganini.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Gary Kelley

covers the unexpected joys of quietude—and the
difficulty of decision-making.
Author: Michael J. Rosen
Artist: Sonja Danowski

978-1-56846-200-4
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-273-8
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 85/8" × 11¾"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Doctor Dolittle American artist Seymour

Franklin the Fly When a mild-mannered fly

Chwast reinterprets the 1920s tale for a 21stcentury audience.
Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast

spends a day in the countryside, he discovers
the peaceful life he has been missing.
Author/Artist: R. O. Blechman

978-1-56846-258-5
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-148-9
Interest level: Age 7 and up
Trim size: 7¼" × 10"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

The Emily Sonnets Sonnets and biographi-

The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea

cal notes tell of the reclusive life and literary
creativity of 19th-century American poet Emily
Dickinson.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Gary Kelley

A timid frog’s journey becomes a modern fairy
tale in this reissued 2014 edition of the 2007
original.
Author/Artist: Guy Billout

978-1-56846-215-8
Interest level: Age 11 and up
Trim size: 8" × 11¼"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-267-7
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9¼" × 8¼"

$16.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

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Creative Editions Classic Titles

Full Color No introduction to the colors of

The Girl in Red Depicting a city as a wilder-

the rainbow is quite like this one, here reissued
from a 2008 original in a smaller format.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

ness, this modern take offers a twist on the old
tale of an innocent girl in a red riding hood.
Author: Aaron Frisch
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

978-1-56846-266-0
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7¼" × 9¾"

$15.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-223-3
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 10½" × 11½"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Fun with Numbers Mischievous illustra-

A Glass In this autobiographical story, readers

tions remind readers that there have been many
ways of counting, measuring, and having fun with
numbers.
Author: Massin / Artists: Les Chats Pelés

will learn of one seemingly unbreakable glass
and of the shatterproof love between a parent
and child.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

978-0-15200-962-5
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 9" × 13"

$17.00 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-257-8
Interest level: Age 7 and up
Trim size: 9" × 9"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Fuzzy, Furry Hat A lonely bear provides

The Good Ship Crocodile A friendly

shelter for countless animals in his fuzzy, furry
hat as they all withstand a deluge and become
forever friends.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

crocodile acts as a ferry to many stranded animal
neighbors, and his good deeds are repaid in full.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-296-7
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 11"

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$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-238-7 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 5 and up
Page count: 32
Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾"
Color illustrations

Above illustration by Monique Felix from The Good Ship Crocodile

Creative Editions Classic Titles
The Great North Woods A celebration of

I Hate to Read! Victor Dickens hates to

nature in verse and exquisitely detailed illustrations, readers here experience a day from dawn
through dusk in the Great North Woods.
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Michael Rothman

read, and nothing can change his mind until he
discovers the hidden lives of printed words.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Etienne Delessert

978-1-56846-275-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-232-5
Interest level: Age 5 and up
Trim size: 7¼" × 9¾"

$16.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Harlem Hellfighters Black Americans from

I Met a Dinosaur After a visit to the Museum

New York take both the fight and their music to

of Natural History, a young girl begins to see the
creatures everywhere.
Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Chris Sheban

the WWI battlefields of France.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-246-2
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum
A mysterious adventurer travels the world for
treasures to add to his unique collection.
Author/Artist: Zack Rock
978-1-56846-260-8
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 10" × 10"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-233-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9" × 9"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

I Still Hate to Read! In this follow-up to the
acclaimed I Hate to Read!, a classroom assignment
unveils a boy’s secret love for books.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-174-8
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 12"

$19.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The House In this gorgeously illustrated title,

If— Rudyard Kipling’s encouraging sentiments

a country house is rediscovered and reborn at the
turn of the 20th century.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

that inspired a nation are tenderly portrayed in
this illustrated edition of the famous poem.
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Artist: Giovanni Manna

978-1-56846-201-1
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12½"

$19.95 HC
Page count: 64
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-259-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 7¼" × 10"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

How to Draw with Your Funny Bone

The Illustrated Treasury of Fairy Tales

This artistic workbook encourages readers
to experiment with their own types of visual
expression.
Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith

Ten beloved fairy tales are brought to life by
world-renowned artists.
Authors: various / Artists: various

978-1-56846-243-1
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8¾" × 10½"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-144-1
$29.95 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Page count: 352
Trim size: 7¼" × 11"
Color illustrations
and photographs

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I’m Not a Pig in Underpants Follow a

The Long Tall Journey The story of a giraffe

series of delightful, poetic clues as a mysterious
animal narrator prompts readers to figure out
its identity.
Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith

that journeyed from Africa to France in the 19th
century, told by the animal.
Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Laurent Gapaillard

$18.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-229-5
Interest level: Age 5 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 10½"

978-1-56846-230-1
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9" × 12"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

The Last Resort An artist’s quest to recover

Michelangelo’s World Combining gorgeous

his imagination leads him to a remote seaside
hotel visited by some rather remarkable guests.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

photographs with sonnets by poet J. Patrick
Lewis, this picture book celebrates the Renaissance master.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis

$24.99 HC
Page count: 48
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-172-4
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 85/8" × 117/8"

978-1-56846-167-0
$17.95 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Page count: 40
Trim size: 9" × 11"
Color photographs
and artwork

Lineup for Yesterday Famous poet Ogden

The Million Stories of Marco Polo A

Nash pays entertaining tribute to the greatest
baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s.
Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne

scribe recounts to his young neighbor adventurous tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo.
Author: Michael J. Rosen
Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli

$24.99 HC
Page count: 56
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-212-7
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½"

978-1-56846-290-5
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9¾"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Lineup for Yesterday Baseball Cards

Mocha Dick In this spirited sea lore, a

Nash’s classic odes to baseball greats of yore
are presented in a boxed set of full-color commemorative cards.
Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne

19th-century sperm whale becomes infamous for
retaliating against those who try to capture him.
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Randall Enos

$12.99
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-249-3
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Size: 6" × 4¼" × 1"

978-1-56846-242-4
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 85/8" × 12"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Lonely Pine The Lonely Pine recounts

Moon Theater Every night, the rising moon

a calendar year in the Arctic life of the world’s
northernmost tree.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Etienne Delessert

takes center stage, surrounded by vigilant owls,
howling dogs, and other supporting characters.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

978-1-56846-214-1
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Trim size: 11" × 7¾"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

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978-1-56846-208-0
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 11"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Creative Editions Classic Titles

Mouse Books In these wordless stories, mice

Night Circus One fall evening, a man is

transform books into canvases for their own mini
adventures.
Author/Artist: Monique Felix

entranced by a strange circus processing along a
road near his house.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

Interest level: Age 3 and up
Trim size: 6¾" × 6¾"
Color illustrations
The Alphabet
The Boat
The Colors
The Numbers
The Opposites
The Valentine
The Wind

$12.99  HC each
Page count: 32

978-1-56846-226-4
978-1-56846-252-3
978-1-56846-234-9
978-1-56846-235-6
978-1-56846-251-6
978-1-56846-247-9
978-1-56846-227-1

978-1-56846-277-6
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 10½" × 11½"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

A Night on the Range In this story of
Western dreaming, a wide-eyed cowpoke and his
faithful dog leave indoor comforts behind.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Chris Sheban
978-1-56846-205-9 (HC)

$19.99 HC

978-0-89812-829-1 (PB)
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½"

$7.99 PB
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Navajo Code Talkers The story of

A Number of Animals As a little chick

how bilingual Navajo in the Marine Corps
helped the Allies win World War II by devising
the ultimate code.

searches for its mother among barnyard animals,
it involves readers in a simple counting exercise.
Author: Kate Green
Artist: Christopher Wormell

Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-295-0
$18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12"
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-222-6
Interest level: Age 3 and up
Trim size: 9" × 9"

$15.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Necklace Master storyteller Guy de Mau-

A Number of Animals Nesting Blocks

passant’s classic tale of vanity, honor, and irony is
illustrated like never before.
Author: Guy de Maupassant
Artist: Gary Kelley

This set of 10 graduated blocks can be stacked
into a tower nearly 3 feet high.
Author: Kate Green
Artist: Christopher Wormell

978-1-56846-193-9
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Trim size: 8" × 13"

$19.95 HC
Page count: 48
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-248-6
$24.99
Interest level: Age 6 months and up
Size: 5¾" × 5¾" × 5¾"

Never Catch a Cold Black-ink illustrations

Nutcracker A magical Christmas Eve is

introduce various kinds of colds—and a number
of extinct fantastical creatures—in this “history.”
Author/Artist: André François

brought to life by Roberto Innocenti’s intricate
artwork in this holiday classic.
Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

978-1-56846-231-8
$15.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Page count: 88
Trim size: 7¾" × 55/32" Black/white
illustrations

Spot illustration by Monique Felix from Mouse Books: The Colors

978-0-15100-227-6
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 10" × 113/8"

$35.00 HC
Page count: 136
Color illustrations

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Creative Editions Classic Titles

The One and Only 1, 2, 3 Book A number 1 with a high opinion of itself must compete
for attention as the pages brim with numeric
activity.
Author/Artist: R. O. Blechman
$15.99 HC
Page count: 24
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-245-5
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Trim size: 115/8" × 9"

Pirates at the Plate Teams of pirates and
cowboys inject rowdy adventure into America’s
pastime in this exquisitely illustrated story.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Mark Summers
978-1-56846-210-3
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8½" × 11¼"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Riddle Horse In this gentle riddle of a

The Rumor Threats of a hungry beast compel

tale, a horse recounts its adventures and riders
throughout the long years of its life.
Author/Artist: Mark Summers

animal friends to warn one another and thus
turn hearsay into an increasingly inaccurate
rumor.
Author/Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-291-2
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9" × 9"

$18.99 HC
Page count: 24
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-219-6
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9½" × 10¾"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

The Riverbank Illustrations accompanying

Sailing the Unknown Travel the uncharted

the final paragraph of On the Origin of Species
commemorate the 150th anniversary of the
book’s publication.
Author: Charles Darwin / Artist: Fabian Negrin

world of the late 1700s with Captain Cook.
Author: Michael J. Rosen
Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli

978-1-56846-207-3
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 87/8" × 105/8"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-216-5 (HC)
978-0-89812-976-2 (PB)
Interest level: Age 9 and up
Trim size: 11½" × 85/8"

$19.99 HC
$12.00 PB
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

Rose Blanche One day, a young German girl

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers Fourteen

follows a truck into the woods, where she discovers a terrible secret.
Author: Christophe Gallaz
Artist: Roberto Innocenti

of Marc Chagall’s works are here vividly reproduced and accompanied by biographical poems.
Authors: J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen

978-1-56846-189-2 (HC)
978-0-89812-385-2 (PB)
Interest level: Age 7 and up
Trim size: 8¼" × 11"

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$19.99 HC
$10.99 PB
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-211-0 (HC)
978-0-89812-974-8 (PB)
Interest level: Age 11 and up
Trim size: 8" × 11¼"

$18.99 HC
$12.00 PB
Page count: 40
Reproductions

Above illustration by Mark Summers from Pirates at the Plate

Creative Editions Classic Titles

Sing a Season Song The cyclical nature

Tall City, Wide Country Light on words

of the seasons takes center stage in this poetic
tribute to the four periods of the year.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Lisel Jane Ashlock

but big on charm, this unique picture book is
a trip worth taking—just by turning the book
around!
Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast

978-1-56846-255-4
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8¼" × 12"

$19.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-228-8
Interest level: Age 3 and up
Trim size: 11" × 6"

$15.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Skywriting: Poems to Fly Poetry and artwork

Tuba Lessons A boy venturing through a

combine to memorialize the jet-powered freedom
and preposterous elegance of various aircraft.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi

forest on his way to a tuba lesson finds himself
giving a concert to an unexpected audience.
Author: T. C. Bartlett / Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-203-5
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 8" × 11"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-209-7 (HC)
978-0-89812-522-1 (PB)
Interest level: All ages
Trim size: 10½" × 10½"

$17.95 HC
$9.95 PB
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Spartacus the Spider When a little spider

The Velveteen Rabbit This reissued classic

finally devises a way to spin a mighty web, prey is
his for the catching, but what may be the cost?
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert

returns readers to the magical world of toys.
Author: Margery Williams Bianco
Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-213-4
Interest level: Age 4 and up
Trim size: 8¾" × 12"

$17.95 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-217-2 (HC)
978-0-89812-831-4 (PB)
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 7¾" × 11³⁄8"

$19.99 HC
$8.99 PB
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

The Stolen Smile In this reissued edition,

What to Do with a Box Celebrate the magi-

readers travel back to 1911 Paris, where the Mona
Lisa has gone missing.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley

cal wonders of the common cardboard box, as
imagined by enterprising children.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Chris Sheban

978-1-56846-281-3
Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 8" × 9¾"

$16.99 HC
Page count: 40
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-289-9
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 8¾" × 10¾"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

Storytime Clock This wall clock serves as a

Where Do I End and You Begin? This

delightful aid to telling time and as a reminder
that any time can be a good time for reading.
Artist: Etienne Delessert

rhythmic poem employs a thought-provoking
refrain to introduce the concept of interconnectedness.
Author: Shulamith Oppenheim
Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-263-9
Interest level: Age 4 and up

$24.99
Size: 12" round

978-1-56846-274-5
Interest level: Age 6 and up
Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾"

$17.99 HC
Page count: 32
Color illustrations

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Creative Editions Classic Board Books

board books

Dig It! Six construction machines are intro-

On the Farm Six common barnyard animals

duced by their defining features or functions.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi

are introduced by their sounds.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi

978-1-56846-237-0
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-272-1
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

How Fast Can You Go? Six modes of trans-

A Seed Needs Sun A plant’s life cycle is

portation are introduced by their relative speeds.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams

introduced by highlighting what it needs to grow
at each stage.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi

978-1-56846-253-0
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

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$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-254-7
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

Illustrations by Fiammetta Dogi from On the Farm (above) and A Seed Needs Sun (opposite)

Creative Editions Classic Board Books

Taste the Clouds This illustrated conceptual

To the Rescue! Six helpful vehicles are

board book encourages imaginative exploration
of the senses.

introduced by action words, encouraging
kinetic learning.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams

Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi
978-1-56846-285-1
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 6¼" × 8"

$8.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-288-2
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

That’s Creepy! Six creepy-crawlies are intro-

Wake up, Weather! This illustrated conceptu-

duced by the animals’ common traits or behaviors.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi

al board book encourages imaginative exploration
of weather phenomena.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Monique Felix

978-1-56846-236-3
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-286-8
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 6¼" × 8"

$8.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

Time to Build Six common tools are introduced

Wild Backyard Six backyard animals are

by their use in a construction project.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi

introduced by what and how they eat in their
microhabitats.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi

978-1-56846-271-4
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

978-1-56846-287-5
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Trim size: 7" × 7"

$7.99 Board
Page count: 14
Color illustrations

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