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BOARD BOOKS PICTURE BOOKS


WHO IS MAKING A MESS? 3 EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY ELLA 8

LITTLE ANIMAL FRIENDS 4–5 A TINY BROWN MONKEY ON


THE BIG BLUE EARTH 9
THE AMICUS BOOK OF . . . 6–7
CRANE & CRANE 9
IT’S NOT THE BABY 10
THE MIGHTY STEAM ENGINE 9
IT’S NOT THE PUPPY 10
DADDY CUDDLE 9
RIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLINGS 11
NO HUGS! 9
FIRST WORDS AND PICTURES 11
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE LAMB 9
AMICUS INK BOARD BOOKS 12
I’VE GOT A TAIL 10
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WHO IS MAKING
A MESS?
t“Good clean fun.”
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Life is messy. And sometimes, the person


making the mess will surprise you! Featuring
sparse text and scenes from diverse family
groups, this board book breaks expected
stereotypes while celebrating the messiness
of life.

ISBN: 978-1-68152-503-7
Author: Maria D’Haene
Illustrator: Charlie Eve Ryan
Price: $8.99
Page Count: 20
Trim Size: 6” x 6”
Format: Board Book
Age: 0–3

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Maria T. D’Haene is a clinical social worker and
writer. She lives with her partner and dogs in
Vermont.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR


Charlie Eve Ryan’s work combines simple
designs with rich textures, memorable
characters, and imaginative storytelling. She
lives in a tumbleweed cottage in eastern
Pennsylvania with her husband, two little
ones, one fluffy cat, and a couple of overly
affectionate fish.

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LITTLE ANIMAL
FRIENDS 2 NEW
These board books feature rhyming narrative poems
with active verbs and warm, inviting illustrations that
tell a sweet story of adventure, perfect for young ones
and their caregivers to read together.

TITLES
[new] Little Penguin 978-1-68152-741-3
[new] Little Zebra 978-1-68152-742-0
Little Hippo 978-1-68152-563-1
Little Monkey 978-1-68152-565-5
*Little Panda 978-1-68152-414-6
*Little Tiger 978-1-68152-413-9

*Selected for the Cooperative Children’s Book Center


Choices 2020 list.

Author: Julie Abery


Illustrator: Suzie Mason
Price: $8.99
Page Count: 20
Trim Size: 6” x 6”
Format: Board Book
Age: 0–3

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Julie Abery, a preschool teacher and writer, lives in
Switzerland with her partner and Tilly, their springer
spaniel. She loves to travel and can always be found
exploring children’s bookshops wherever she goes.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR


Suzie Mason has always loved drawing, and recently
she’s fallen headlong in love with digital art. She has
illustrated several picture books including Hoda Kotb’s
I’ve Loved You Since Forever. She lives in England with
her husband and new baby.

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“Incredibly expressive . . . A delightful animal outing.”
—Kirkus Reviews
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THE AMICUS BOOK


OF... 2 NEW
Unique collage art using recycled maps and marbled
papers illustrates these colorful board books for
toddlers. New titles in this series explore all sorts of
animal homes and the amazing beauty of our planet.
The large type size and simple descriptions help foster
word recognition, while whole language and repeated
text create fun story time reads.

TITLES
[new] The Amicus Book of Bugs 978-1-68152-760-4
[new] The Amicus Book of Nature 978-1-68152-759-8
The Amicus Book of 123 978-1-68152-569-3
The Amicus Book of ABC 978-1-68152-568-6
The Amicus Book of Animal Homes 978-1-68152-757-4
The Amicus Book of Animals 978-1-68152-570-9
The Amicus Book of Colors 978-1-68152-571-6
The Amicus Book of Earth 978-1-68152-758-1

Author and Illustrator: Isobel Lundie


Price: $9.99
Page Counts: 10 (ABC: 26)
Trim Size: 5.9” x 5.9”
Format: Cased Board Book
Age: 0–3

ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR


Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston University in
London where she studied illustration and animation.
She has always been interested in how to make books
interactive so children can immerse themselves in “Extra-thick, sturdy board pages are easy to turn . . .
the narrative. This simple yet sophisticated book should find a home
on the board-book shelf.”
—Kirkus Reviews

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EXTRAORDINARY
ORDINARY ELLA
Ella is extraordinary. Extraordinarily ordinary, that
is. Not graceful like Carmen or musical like Kenji,
Ella is determined to prove herself at the school
talent show. But when every attempt to find an
artistic talent falls flat and her own ordinary acts
of kindness steal the show, Ella discovers just how
extraordinary ordinary can be!

ISBN: 978-1-68152-502-0
Author: Amber Hendricks
Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell
Price: $17.99
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 9.25” x 8.25”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Age: 4–8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Amber Hendricks grew up with a passion for
reading, and by age 11 she was writing and binding
her own “books.” Amber has worn many hats in her
career, but she has always circled back to her first
love of telling stories. Amber currently resides in
Missouri with her husband and two children.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR


Luciana Navarro Powell grew up in Brazil, where her
school never put on a talent show. If it had, Luciana
would have worked behind the scenes drawing the
posters. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with
her husband and her two sons, where drawing is
her full-time job, as well as making sure her sons
grow up to be kind citizens like Ella.

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THE MIGHTY STEAM


A TINY BROWN CRANE & CRANE ENGINE
MONKEY ON THE BIG Two cranes work through difficult Take young readers on a cumulative path
obstacles to build a home, while through the inner workings of a steam
BLUE EARTH demonstrating how the mechanical engine, from the big wheels rolling on
This unique geography perspective world mirrors the natural world. the tracks all the way to the engineer
shows ever-widening views from
ISBN: 978-1-68152-408-5
driving the train.
mountain to village to city, to
country, continent, ocean, Author: Linda Joy Singleton ISBN: 978-1-68152-237-1
and planet. Illustrator: Richard Smythe Author: Yvonne Ng
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 9” Illustrator: Richard Smythe
ISBN: 978-1-68152-498-6 Age: 3–7 $17.99 HC with jacket, 24 pp, 11” x 9”
Author: Tory Christie Age: 4–8
Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5”
Age: 4–8

DADDY CUDDLE TWINKLE, TWINKLE NO HUGS!


Young Bunny rises early, eager to start LITTLE LAMB Alice loves hugs, so she is confused
the day, but will Daddy ever wake up? When Mary sings her nursery rhymes and upset when her friend Zara
wrong, the main characters, Star and doesn’t want a hug. When the
ISBN: 978-1-68152-193-0
Lamb, argue about who belongs in tables are turned, she realizes that
Author: Kate Mayes
which song. a hug takes two willing individuals.
Illustrator: Sara Acton
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 8.75” x 8.75” ISBN: 978-1-68152-415-3
ISBN: 978-1-68152-405-4
Age: 2–5 Author: Deirdre A. Prischmann
Author: Bridget Heos
Illustrator: Sarah Jennings Illustrator: Sarah Jennings
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 9” $16.99 HC with jacket, 24 pp, 9” x 9”
Age: 4–8 Age: 4–8
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I’VE GOT A TAIL I’VE GOT EYES I’VE GOT FEET


What animal has a tail that spins? From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, A cheetah has fast feet that run.
Or has one that looks like a spider? handlebar eyes to double-decker A gecko has sticky feet that climb.
Survey the surprising variety of eyes, young readers will learn about What do your feet do? Animals from
different tails animals have and how the diversity of the animal world in around the world describe their feet
their tails help them survive. this nonfiction picture book. and how they use them.
ISBN:978-1-68152-501-3 ISBN:978-1-68152-404-7 ISBN: 978-1-68152-195-4
Author: Julie Murphy Author: Julie Murphy Author: Julie Murphy
Illustrator: Hannah Tolson Illustrator: Hannah Tolson Illustrator: Hannah Tolson
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5”
Age: 4–8 Age: 4–8 Age: 4–8

GROW IT’S NOT THE BABY IT’S NOT THE PUPPY


Can one little girl transform a Who is creating all this chaos? Who is making all this mischief?
neighborhood? With a seed and It couldn’t be the baby! Vivid It couldn’t be the puppy!
an idea, a girl’s dream grows into artwork paired with rhyming Brief rhythmic lines along
something much larger. text present an engaging with expressive art pose a
mystery that will delight charming whodunit and show
ISBN: 978-1-68152-239-5
little ones. the true culprits in this toddler-
Author: Cynthia Platt
appropriate board book.
Illustrator: Olivia Holden ISBN: 978-1-68152-194-7
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9.25” x 8.25” Authors: J. Patrick Lewis ISBN: 978-1-68152-409-2
Age: 4–8 and Leigh Lewis Authors: J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator: Maddie Frost and Leigh Lewis
$9.99 Board Book, 14 pp, 8” x 8” Illustrator: Maddie Frost
Age: 0 –3 $9.99 Board Book, 14 pp, 8” x 8”
Age: 0 –3
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RIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLINGS


A dumpling-sized portion of rhyming animal
riddles, just right for curious toddlers and
preschoolers. Read the riddles, guess the
answers, and then lift the flaps to see the
animals underneath in these sweetly
illustrated board books.

Authors: Diane Z. Shore and Trim size: 7” x 7”


Deanna Calvert Format: Board book
Illustrator: Stephanie Bauer with flaps
Price: $9.99 Age: 2–4
Page count: 10

TITLES
Farm 978-1-68152-406-1
Ocean 978-1-68152-499-3
Rainforest 978-1-68152-500-6
Safari 978-1-68152-407-8

FIRST WORDS & PICTURES


These oversized board books show words and
pictures together, encouraging kids to name
objects and embark on a lifetime of reading
and learning.

Author: Margot Channing Page count: 14


Illustrator: Jean Claude, Trim size: 9.8” x 9.8”
various Format: Board book
Price: $9.99 Age: 0–3

TITLES
Animals 978-1-68152-200-5
Around Town 978-1-68152-410-8
At Home 978-1-68152-411-5
On the Go 978-1-68152-201-2

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AMICUS INK
BOARD BOOKS
Author: Rebecca Glaser Trim size: 7” x 7”
Price: $7.99 each Format: Board Book
Page count: 14 Age: 0–3

PETS
Bunnies Hop 978-1-68152-199-2
Fish Swim 978-1-68152-198-5
Kittens Pounce 978-1-68152-197-8
Puppies Chase 978-1-68152-196-1

VEHICLES
Boats Float 978-1-68152-243-2
Cars Zoom 978-1-68152-121-3
Fire Trucks Rescue 978-1-68152-240-1
Planes Soar 978-1-68152-122-0
Tractors Pull 978-1-68152-123-7
Trains Chug 978-1-68152-242-5
Trucks Haul 978-1-68152-124-4

FARM ANIMALS
Cows Moo 978-1-68152-125-1
Ducks Quack 978-1-68152-127-5
Horses Neigh 978-1-68152-126-8
Pigs Oink 978-1-68152-128-2

WILD ANIMALS
Dolphins Play 978-1-68152-067-4
Elephants Spray 978-1-68152-068-1
Giraffes Stretch 978-1-68152-069-8
Lions Roar 978-1-68152-071-1
Monkeys Swing 978-1-68152-072-8
Penguins Waddle 978-1-68152-070-4

“These durable books are eye-catching, engaging,


and quick and painless to repeat upon request.”
—Kirkus

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