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Recent Titles 3 Wilderness 8–9


New Titles 4–9 Classic Board Books 10–12
Where Go the Boats? 4 Classic Picture Books
13–21
Seashell 5 Ordering Information 22
Me + Tree 6–7

Cover illustration by Anna & Elena Balbusso from Me + Tree;


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Creative Editions Recent Titles

Knowing the Name of a Bird Lights Out Virginia Was a Spy


Author: Jane Yolen Author: Marsha Diane Arnold Author: Catherine Urdahl
Artist: Jori van der Linde Artist: Susan Reagan Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-349-0 978-1-56846-340-7 978-1-56846-348-3
Interest level: Age 6 and up Interest level: Age 6 and up Interest level: Age 8 and up
Trim size: 9" × 11¾" Trim size: 11" × 9" Trim size: 9" × 12"
$18.99  HC • Page count: 32 $18.99  HC • Page count: 32 $19.99  HC • Page count: 32
Color illustrations Color illustrations Color illustrations

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Where Go the Boats? Known for such classic works as Treasure Island and The Strange Case
of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94) was a
Boats set sail and float on, “Away down the river / A hundred miles or
popular Scottish poet, playwright, novelist, and historian.
more,” passing sandy shores and green trees, to be admired by others.
Readers will delight in this fold-out board book edition of Robert Louis Chris Sheban has illustrated a number of notable children’s books for
Stevenson’s classic children’s verse, accompanied here by wistful yet Creative Editions, including Beyond the Stars, What to Do with a Box, I
lighthearted artwork by Chris Sheban. Met a Dinosaur, and A Night on the Range. His work has been honored
with three gold and three silver medals from the Society of Illustrators.
He lives near Chicago.

978-1-56846-352-0
$9.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 12
Trim size: 6½" × 10"
Color illustrations
Pub date: March 2021

*Also available: Beyond the Stars

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Winged shell. Ringed shell.

Seashell Amy Sky Koster is a children’s book author and editor who has written
many books for Disney and National Geographic. She lives in the San
Delicate and exotic, seashells come in so many beautiful patterns,
Francisco Bay area with her family. This is her second board book for
shapes, and textures, yet they can have surprising uses! Each page of this Creative Editions, after Egg. A third, Coral, will round out this nature-
engaging, casebound board book showcases a different type of shell as
Pearl shell.
themed set.
the text pairs rhyming adjectives to make for a gentle read-aloud. All the
shells—including a sneaky outlier—are identified at the end. A freelance illustrator, Lisel Jane Ashlock celebrates the beauty of the
natural world in every project she undertakes. Her award-winning work
has been featured in magazines, books, ad campaigns, and elsewhere.
She lives in California.

978-1-56846-354-4
$9.99 Casebound Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up
Page count: 18
Trim size: 7" × 7"
Color illustrations
Pub date: March 2021

Spotted shell. Dotted shell.

*Also available: Egg

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Me + Tree Alexandria Giardino is a children’s book author whose works include


Ode to an Onion and The Good Song. This is her first book for Creative
A girl new to the city befriends an old tree at the playground. In sharing
Editions. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
their stories and revealing their joys and sorrows, they see into each
other’s lives, discovering, as all true friends do, that being seen and un- Twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso are award-winning Italian artists
derstood for oneself is one of the purest expressions of love. And friend- who have illustrated more than 40 books. Their work, known for its
ship, in all its forms, is a balm for healing, a force for wholeness. 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. This is their second book for Creative
Editions, following 2017’s Make the Earth Your Companion.
spine is 0.4133

978-1-56846-346-9

Me $18.99 HC

+
Tree
Alexandria Giardino Anna+
+ Elena Balbusso

A girl new to the city befriends


Interest level: Age 6 and up
Page count: 32
an old tree at the playground. In Trim size: 8¾" × 12"
sharing their stories and revealing

their joys and sorrows, they see into Color illustrations


Me + Tree

each other’s lives, discovering, as

all true friends do, that being seen Pub date: March 2021
and understood for oneself is one of
Giardino

the purest expressions of love. And

friendship, in all its forms, is a balm


+
Balbusso Twins

for healing, a force for wholeness.

*Also available: Make the Earth


Your Companion

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Wilderness Born in Scotland, John Muir (1838–1914) immigrated to the United


States in 1849. His extensive travels eventually led him to California,
John Muir dedicated the better part of his adult life to advocacy—
where he fell in love with the Yosemite Valley and also found a family
especially for the wild landscapes of the American West. More than 100 with wife Louisa Strentzel and their two daughters. Muir helped found
years after his death, the impulse to protect such irreplaceable natural the Sierra Club in 1892 and penned many letters, essays, and books.
wonders is still strong. Combining some of Muir’s most memorable and
inspirational words with evocative imagery, Wilderness reminds us of our Italian artist Giovanni Manna has created illustrations for more than 80
children’s books. His work has been featured in exhibitions throughout
shared responsibility and inescapable bond. We are global citizens. The
Italy and internationally. A longtime instructor of watercolor, he was
entire universe is home.
awarded the Andersen Prize for best Italian illustrator in 2003.

978-1-56846-347-6
$18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up
Page count: 32
Trim size: 7¼" × 10"
Color illustrations
Pub date: March 2021

*Also available: A Year in the Woods

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Creative Editions Classic Board Books

board books

Beyond the Stars Fantasy and science com- Crowds of Creatures Six family groups of
bine in this board book that unfolds to reveal different kinds of animals introduce the concept
continuous artwork perfect for display. of collective nouns.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Chris Sheban Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
978-1-56846-336-0 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-301-8 $7.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 12 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6½" × 10" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

Colors of Nature This illustrated conceptual Dig It! Six construction machines are intro-
board book encourages the association of certain duced by their defining features or functions.
colors with the seasons. Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi 978-1-56846-237-0 $7.99 Board
978-1-56846-299-8 $8.99 Board Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

Counting on Birds This illustrated con- Dot, Stripe, Squiggle Nine sea creatures
ceptual board book uses the growth cycle of bring the marine world to life in this innovative
songbirds to teach the numbers 1 to 10. introduction to patterns and shapes.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Jori van der Linde Author: Sarah Grace Tuttle
978-1-56846-300-1 $8.99 Board Artist: Miriam Nerlove
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-325-4 $9.99  Board
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 28
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

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Creative Editions Classic Board Books

Egg Compare and contrast 13 bird species’ eggs On the Farm Six common barnyard animals
in this artfully designed casebound board book. are introduced by their sounds.
Author: Amy Sky Koster Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
Artist: Lisel Jane Ashlock 978-1-56846-272-1 $7.99 Board
978-1-56846-351-3 $9.99 Board Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 18 Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations
Trim size: 7" × 7" 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. introduced by highlighting what it needs to
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams grow at each stage.
978-1-56846-253-0 $7.99 Board Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-254-7 $7.99 Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

In the Garden Whimsy and science combine Shapes All Around Shapes All Around Geometric concepts
Shapes All Around

in this board book that unfolds to reveal a bur- and the natural world are connected through six
Kate Riggs
illustrated by Laëtitia Devernay

geoning garden environment. brightly colored shapes.


Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Monique Felix Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laëtitia Devernay
Kate Riggs Laëtitia Devernay

Text copyright © 2018 by Kate Riggs Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Laëtitia Devernay
Designed by Rita Marshall Published in 2018 by Creative Editions
P.O. Box 227, Mankato, MN 56002 USA
Creative Editions is an imprint of The Creative Company www.thecreativecompany.us
All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced

978-1-56846-335-3 $9.99 Board 978-1-56846-317-9 $8.99 Board


by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Printed in China
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Riggs, Kate, author. / Devernay, Laëtitia, illustrator.
Title: Shapes all around / by Kate Riggs; illustrated by Laetitia Devernay.
Summary: In this illustrated board book, shapes stand in for the names of natural forms,
creating connections between mathematical concepts and the world around us.
Identifiers: LCCN TK / ISBN 978-1-56846-317-9

Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 12


Subjects: TK

Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14


Classification: TK TK—dc23

First edition 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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Trim size: 6½" × 10" Color illustrations


ISBN 978-1-56846-317-9 U.S. $7.99

Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

Jibber-Jabber Engaging the senses, the ono- Simon Says Open the Book This bedtime-
matopoeic sounds of 14 animals are introduced themed version of the beloved children’s game
in rhyming or alliterative pairs. leads to a sleep-inducing conclusion.
Author/Artist: Randall Enos Author: Emilia Zebrowska
978-1-56846-315-5 $8.99 Board Artist: Susan Reagan
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-330-8 $8.99 Board
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

. Let’s Go Outside Pairs of opposite words Sounds of the Forest Six different animals
Let’s Go Outside
Let’s Go Outside

Kate Riggs Monique Felix


are used in context as readers follow a puppy introduce the atmospheric sounds and actions
on a walk. of an African rainforest.
.
Kate Riggs Monique Felix

Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Monique Felix Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
978-1-56846-316-2 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-318-6 $8.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

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Spot, Spike, Spiral Nine extraordinary Under the Sea Common directional words
creatures bring to life more patterns and shapes are paired with ocean life to introduce creatures
of the animal kingdom. and their surroundings.
Author: Sarah Grace Tuttle Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Tom Leonard
Artist: Miriam Nerlove 978-1-56846-302-5 $8.99 Board
978-1-56846-333-9 $8.99 Board Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 28 Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

Taste the Clouds This illustrated conceptual Wake up, Weather! This illustrated conceptu-
board book encourages imaginative exploration al board book encourages imaginative exploration
of the senses. of weather phenomena.
Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Paolo Domeniconi Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-285-1 $8.99 Board 978-1-56846-286-8 $8.99 Board
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

That’s Creepy! Six creepy-crawlies are intro- What to Do with a Box This poetic tribute
duced by the animals’ common traits or behaviors. takes the literal shape of a box to bring an imagi-
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi native concept to life.
978-1-56846-236-3 $7.99 Board Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Chris Sheban
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-320-9 $8.99 Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 12
Trim size: 8" × 8" Color illustrations

Time to Build Six common tools are intro- Wild Backyard Six backyard animals are
duced by their use in a construction project. introduced by what and how they eat in their
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Laszlo Kubinyi microhabitats.
978-1-56846-271-4 $7.99 Board Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Fiammetta Dogi
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-287-5 $7.99 Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations

To the Rescue! Six helpful vehicles are You and Me This warm, poetic work encapsu-
introduced by action words, encouraging lates the balancing act of giving attention to both
kinetic learning. older and younger siblings.
Author: Kate Riggs / Artist: Nate Williams Author: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
978-1-56846-288-2 $7.99 Board Artist: Susan Reagan
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14 978-1-56846-321-6 $9.99  Board
Trim size: 7" × 7" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 14
Trim size: 6¼" × 8" Color illustrations

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classic titles

The Adventures of Pinocchio Will a misbe- Always, Jackie The unbelievable yet true story
having wooden puppet amend his wicked ways of a boy who met his idol and became his friend
in time to become a real boy? for life.
Author: Carlo Collodi Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: John Thompson
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-307-0 $18.99 HC
978-1-56846-190-8 $35.00 HC Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 192 Trim size: 9" × 11" Color illustrations
Trim size: 8½" × 11¼" Color illustrations

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer An illu- And the Soldiers Sang Along the infamous
strated edition breathes new life into Mark Western Front, enemies are drawn together by
Twain’s most popular and widely read novel. song in the spirit of Christmas friendship.
Author: Mark Twain / Artist: C. F. Payne Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-268-4 $29.99 HC 978-1-56846-220-2 (HC) $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 296 978-0-89812-975-5 (PB) $9.99 PB
Trim size: 7½" × 10½" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations

Afternoon on a Hill Imaginative illustrations Bobo’s Smile What’s a clown to do when


conjure a sense of wonder and delight in this the circus shuts down and he loses the ability
celebration of nature. to smile? Bobo goes on a quest to regain his
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay happiness.
Artist: Paolo Domeniconi Author/Artist: Seymour Chwast
978-1-56846-334-6 $14.99 HC 978-1-56846-221-9 $14.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 16 Interest level: Age 3 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 81/2" × 11" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 8" Color illustrations

All the World’s a Stage This poetry collec- The Cat Who Invented Bebop A feline
tion explores Shakespeare’s “Seven Ages of Man” saxophonist sets out for jazzy New York, where
to celebrate the theater of human existence. he makes his mark as a cool cat to remember.
Compiler: Lee Bennett Hopkins Author/Artist: Marshall Arisman
Artist: Guy Billout 978-1-56846-152-6 $17.95 HC
978-1-56846-218-9 $19.99 HC Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations
Trim size: 10½" × 9½" Color illustrations

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Cheyenne Medicine Hat A mustang mare Dark Fiddler An old gravedigger recounts to
leads a herd of wild horses on an adventurous his young apprentice the tall but true tale of Ital-
journey that unfolds into an uplifting story ian violinist Nicolo Paganini.
of survival. Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Gary Kelley
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Gregory Manchess 978-1-56846-200-4 $17.95 HC
978-1-56846-181-6 $19.95 HC Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 8¼" × 12¼" Color illustrations

Chicken Wants a Nap A fortunately- Dream Song An evocative poem conjures up


unfortunately tale of a barnyard chicken whose dream-inducing images of fairy-tale wonders in
search for a relaxing spot to nap is repeatedly this wistfully illustrated book.
thwarted––until the rain stops, and the worms Author: Walter de la Mare
come out. Artist: Monique Felix
Author: Tracy Marchini / Artist: Monique Felix 978-1-56846-337-7 $14.99 HC
978-1-56846-308-7 $17.99 HC Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 16
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 24 Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations
Trim size: 8" × 11" Color illustrations

A Christmas Carol Award-winning artist The Emily Sonnets Sonnets and biographi-
Roberto Innocenti vividly renders the beloved cal notes tell of the reclusive life and literary
Christmas tale in this revised edition. creativity of 19th-century American poet Emily
Author: Charles Dickens Dickinson.
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-278-3 $29.99 HC 978-1-56846-215-8 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 152 Interest level: Age 11 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 83/8" × 12" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 11¼" Color illustrations

Cinderella The classic fairy tale is transplanted Erika’s Story A Jewish woman narrates how
CINDER ELLA

C I N D ER E L L A into the glamorous, stylized world of 1920s her mother was able to spare her from the hor-
CHAR LES PER RAU LT & R OBERTO INNOCENTI

London. rors of the Holocaust as an infant.


Author: Charles Perrault Author: Ruth Vander Zee
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-0-89812-828-4
A GLAMOROUS, 1920s-era style
of illustration helps bring to life the
$7.99 PB 978-1-56846-176-2 (HC) $19.99  HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 30 978-0-89812-891-8 (PB) $10.99 PB
classic tale of Cinderella, a poor but
beautiful young woman who wins the
heart of a prince with a little help from
her magical godmother. Inspired by one

Trim size: 7¾" × 113/8" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 24
of its earliest tellings, from author
Charles Perrault’s 17th-century Tales of
Past Times, Roberto Innocenti’s vision of
this timeless story has won international

Trim size: 10" × 9½" Color illustrations


critical acclaim since its original publica-
tion in 1983.
CR EATIVE PAPER BACKS

ISBN 978-0-89812-828-4 U.S. $7.99

C HAR L ES PER RAU LT & R O BERTO I N NO C ENT I

The Creative Collection of American Etienne Delessert Memory Game This


Short Stories This beautifully illustrated an- classic game gets a fresh treatment with striking
thology spans more than 150 years to spotlight images taken from the books of Etienne Delessert.
17 gems. Artist: Etienne Delessert
Authors: various / Artist: Yan Nascimbene 978-1-56846-262-2 $14.99
978-1-56846-202-8 $28.95 HC Interest level: Age 4 and up Color illustrations
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 272 Size: 3" × 3" × 6"
Trim size: 7¼" × 10¼" Color illustrations

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The Forever Flowers A waylaid grouse dis- The Good Ship Crocodile A friendly
covers the unexpected joys of quietude—and the crocodile acts as a ferry to many stranded animal
difficulty of decision-making. neighbors, and his good deeds are repaid in full.
Author: Michael J. Rosen Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Monique Felix
Artist: Sonja Danowski 978-1-56846-238-7 $18.99 HC
978-1-56846-273-8 $18.99 HC Interest level: Age 5 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations
Trim size: 85/8" × 11¾" Color illustrations

Freedom Like Sunlight A Good Story In this modern parable that


Thirteen courageous, inspiring African Ameri- encourages dreamers to keep on dreaming, an
cans are profiled in poetic style. acrobatic pig with a penchant for good stories
Author: J. Patrick Lewis discovers that he is more than an accountant.
Artist: John Thompson Author/Artist: Zack Rock
978-0-89812-973-1 $9.99 PB 978-1-56846-280-6 $17.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 11" Color illustrations Trim size: 10" × 9" Color illustrations

The Frog Who Wanted to See the Sea The Great North Woods A celebration of
A timid frog’s journey becomes a modern fairy nature in verse and exquisitely detailed illustra-
tale in this reissued 2014 edition of the 2007 tions, readers here experience a day from dawn
original. through dusk in the Great North Woods.
Author/Artist: Guy Billout Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Michael Rothman
978-1-56846-267-7 $16.99 HC 978-1-56846-275-2 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9¼" × 8¼" Color illustrations Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations

Full Color No introduction to the colors of The Greatest Table Celebrate the simple and
the rainbow is quite like this one, here reissued unifying act of sharing a meal with this reminder
from a 2008 original in a smaller format. that all have a place at the communal table.
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert Author: Michael J. Rosen
978-1-56846-266-0 $15.99 HC Artist: Becca Stadtlander
Interest level: Age 2 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-303-2 $19.99 HC
Trim size: 7¼" × 9¾" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8½" × 10½" Color illustrations

The Girl in Red Depicting a city as a wilder- Harlem Hellfighters Black Americans from
ness, this modern take offers a twist on the old New York take both the fight and their music to
tale of an innocent girl in a red riding hood. the WWI battlefields of France.
Author: Aaron Frisch Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-246-2 $19.99 HC
978-1-56846-223-3 $19.99 HC Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 10½" × 11½" Color illustrations

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Homer Henry Hudson’s Curio Museum I Met a Dinosaur After a visit to the Museum
A mysterious adventurer travels the world for of Natural History, a young girl begins to see the
treasures to add to his unique collection. creatures everywhere.
Author/Artist: Zack Rock Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Chris Sheban
978-1-56846-260-8 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-233-2 $17.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 10" × 10" Color illustrations Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations

The House In this gorgeously illustrated title, I Still Hate to Read! In this follow-up to the
a country house is rediscovered and reborn at the acclaimed I Hate to Read!, a classroom assignment
turn of the 20th century. unveils a boy’s secret love for books.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis Author: Rita Marshall / Artist: Etienne Delessert
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-174-8 $19.95 HC
978-1-56846-201-1 $19.95 HC Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 64 Trim size: 8½" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 9" × 12½" Color illustrations

How to Draw with Your Funny Bone If— Rudyard Kipling’s encouraging sentiments
This artistic workbook encourages readers that inspired a nation are tenderly portrayed in
to experiment with their own types of visual this illustrated edition of the famous poem.
expression. Author: Rudyard Kipling
Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith Artist: Giovanni Manna
978-1-56846-243-1 $17.99 HC 978-1-56846-259-2 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 40 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¾" × 10½" Color illustrations Trim size: 7¼" × 10" Color illustrations

The Hunter In this story of quiet reverence I’m Not a Pig in Underpants Follow a
for nature, a hunter sets out early one morn- series of delightful, poetic clues as a mysterious
ing; when he comes across the deer he has been animal narrator prompts readers to figure out
seeking, he does something unexpected. its identity.
Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Tim Jessell Author/Artist: Elwood H. Smith
978-1-56846-297-4 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-229-5 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 5 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 11½" × 8½" Color illustrations Trim size: 8½" × 10½" Color illustrations

I Am Polar Bear Whatever its name, this It? In this modern fable of imaginative inquiry,
Arctic animal is deserving of human protection a boy befriends an “it,” reaching out to the other.
as it faces extinction in a changing world. Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert
Author: J. Patrick Lewis 978-1-56846-345-2 $19.99 HC
Artist: Miriam Nerlove Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
978-1-56846-332-2 $18.99 HC Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8" × 10" Color illustrations

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Knowing the Name of a Bird A bird is not Lola Shapes the Sky Subtly portraying
defined simply by the name we call it—it gives values of both inspiration and function, a
the truest expression of its nature through its cloud fights to be herself amidst criticism in
song. this allegorical tale.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Jori van der Linde Author: Wendy Greenley
978-1-56846-349-0 $18.99 HC Artist: Paolo Domeniconi
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-319-3 $19.99 HC
Trim size: 9" × 11¾" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 81/2" × 103/4" Color illustrations

The Last Resort An artist’s quest to recover The Lonely Pine The Lonely Pine recounts
his imagination leads him to a remote seaside a calendar year in the Arctic life of the world’s
hotel visited by some rather remarkable guests. northernmost tree.
Author: J. Patrick Lewis Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Etienne Delessert
Artist: Roberto Innocenti 978-1-56846-214-1 $17.99 HC
978-1-56846-172-4 $24.99 HC Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 48 Trim size: 11" × 7¾" Color illustrations
Trim size: 85/8" × 117/8" Color illustrations

Lights Out This ode to true darkness is a The Long Tall Journey The story of a giraffe
clarion call to turn out the lights—so that all that journeyed from Africa to France in the 19th
may see. century, told by the animal.
Author: Marsha Diane Arnold Author: Jan Wahl / Artist: Laurent Gapaillard
Artist: Susan Reagan 978-1-56846-230-1 $18.99 HC
978-1-56846-340-7 $18.99 HC Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 40
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 11" × 9" Color illustrations

Lineup for Yesterday Famous poet Ogden Make the Earth Your Companion As
Nash pays entertaining tribute to the greatest picturesque illustrations imbue the poetically
baseball players of the 1800s and early 1900s. inspired images with mysticism, readers are
Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne reminded to treat the world around us with the
978-1-56846-212-7 $24.99 HC respect it deserves and the care it needs.
Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 56 Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations Artists: Anna & Elena Balbusso
978-1-56846-269-1 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¾" × 12" Color illustrations

Lineup for Yesterday Baseball Cards A Meeting in the Sky After World War II,
Nash’s classic odes to baseball greats of yore former enemies become friends for life as a result
are presented in a boxed set of full-color com- of a remarkable encounter.
memorative cards. Author: Rina Singh / Artist: Jordi Vila Delclòs
Author: Ogden Nash / Artist: C. F. Payne 978-1-56846-310-0 $19.99 HC
978-1-56846-249-3 $12.99 Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 4 and up Color illustrations Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations
Size: 6" × 4¼" × 1"

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Michelangelo’s World Combining gorgeous The Alphabet 978-1-56846-226-4


photographs with sonnets by poet J. Patrick The Boat 978-1-56846-252-3
Lewis, this picture book celebrates the Renais- The Colors 978-1-56846-234-9
sance master. The Numbers 978-1-56846-235-6
Author: J. Patrick Lewis The Opposites 978-1-56846-251-6
978-1-56846-167-0 $17.95 HC The Valentine 978-1-56846-247-9
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 The Wind 978-1-56846-227-1
Trim size: 9" × 11" Color photographs
and artwork

The Million Stories of Marco Polo A My Clementine A captain narrates the story
scribe recounts to his young neighbor adventur- of his beloved ship’s extraordinary 50-year life,
ous tales of the legendary explorer Marco Polo. from her exotic travels to her eventual resting
Author: Michael J. Rosen place at the bottom of the sea.
Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli Author/Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-1-56846-290-5 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-323-0 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 10¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations Trim size: 9" × 11" Color illustrations

Mocha Dick In this spirited sea lore, a My Mastodon A girl’s friendship with a
19th-century sperm whale becomes infamous for mastodon specimen in her family’s Philadelphia
retaliating against those who try to capture him. museum is tested by impending loss.
Author: Brian Heinz / Artist: Randall Enos Author: Barbara Lowell
978-1-56846-242-4 $18.99 HC Artist: Antonio Marinoni
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-327-8 $19.99 HC
Trim size: 85/8" × 12" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 11" Color illustrations

Moon Theater Every night, the rising moon The Navajo Code Talkers The story of
takes center stage, surrounded by vigilant owls, how bilingual Navajo in the Marine Corps
howling dogs, and other supporting characters. helped the Allies win World War II by devising
Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert the ultimate code.
978-1-56846-208-0 $17.95 HC Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-295-0 $18.99 HC
Trim size: 8½" × 11" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations

Mouse Books In these wordless stories, mice The Necklace Master storyteller Guy de
transform books into canvases for their own mini Maupassant’s classic tale of vanity, honor, and
adventures. irony is illustrated like never before.
Author/Artist: Monique Felix Author: Guy de Maupassant
Interest level: Age 3 and up $12.99  HC each Artist: Gary Kelley
Trim size: 6¾" × 6¾" Page count: 32 978-1-56846-193-9 $19.95 HC
Color illustrations Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 48
Trim size: 8" × 13" Color illustrations

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Next Year Through the drought and dust Phrases of the Moon Enhanced by luminous
storms that ravage once-rich farmland during the illustrations, this musical ode to the moon glows
Dust Bowl, a young boy and his family cling to with magic and mystery.
the hope that “next year” will be better. Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Author: Ruth Vander Zee / Artist: Gary Kelley Artist: Jori van der Linde
978-1-56846-282-0 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-311-7 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 10 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 91/2" × 91/2" Color illustrations Trim size: 6½" × 12" Color illustrations

A Night on the Range In this story of Pirates at the Plate Teams of pirates and
Western dreaming, a wide-eyed cowpoke and his cowboys inject rowdy adventure into America’s
faithful dog leave indoor comforts behind. pastime in this exquisitely illustrated story.
Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Chris Sheban Author: Aaron Frisch / Artist: Mark Summers
978-1-56846-205-9 (HC) $19.99 HC 978-1-56846-210-3 $17.99 HC
978-0-89812-829-1 (PB) $7.99 PB Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32 Trim size: 8½" × 11¼" Color illustrations
Trim size: 10¾" × 9½" Color illustrations

A Number of Animals As a little chick The Riverbank Illustrations accompanying


searches for its mother among barnyard animals, the final paragraph of On the Origin of Species
it involves readers in a simple counting exercise. commemorate the 150th anniversary of the
Author: Kate Green book’s publication.
Artist: Christopher Wormell Author: Charles Darwin / Artist: Fabian Negrin
978-1-56846-222-6 $15.99 HC 978-1-56846-207-3 $17.95 HC
Interest level: Age 3 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 9" Color illustrations Trim size: 87/8" × 105/8" Color illustrations

A Number of Animals Nesting Blocks Rose Blanche One day, a young German girl
This set of 10 graduated blocks can be stacked follows a truck into the woods, where she discov-
into a tower nearly 3 feet high. ers a terrible secret.
Author: Kate Green Author: Christophe Gallaz
Artist: Christopher Wormell Artist: Roberto Innocenti
978-1-56846-248-6 $24.99 978-1-56846-189-2 (HC) $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 months and up 978-0-89812-385-2 (PB) $10.99 PB
Size: 5¾" × 5¾" × 5¾" Interest level: Age 7 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¼" × 11" Color illustrations

Nutcracker This unabridged and reissued Ruby, Head High Inspired by Norman Rock-
edition of Hoffmann’s classic tells of the dreaded well’s iconic painting, The Problem We All Live
Mouse King, the brave Nutcracker, and a com- With, this historic story tells of a little girl who
passionate girl. changed the world.
Author: E. T. A. Hoffmann Author: Irène Cohen-Janca
Artist: Roberto Innocenti Artist: Marc Daniau
978-1-56846-313-1 $29.99 HC 978-1-56846-341-4 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 136 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 91/2" × 11" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 111/4" Color illustrations

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Sailing the Unknown Travel the uncharted Spartacus the Spider When a little spider
world of the late 1700s with Captain Cook. finally devises a way to spin a mighty web, prey is
Author: Michael J. Rosen his for the catching, but what may be the cost?
Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli Author/Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-216-5 (HC) $19.99 HC 978-1-56846-213-4 $17.95 HC
978-0-89812-976-2 (PB) $14.00 PB Interest level: Age 4 and up Page count: 32
Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 40 Trim size: 8¾" × 12" Color illustrations
Trim size: 11½" × 85/8" Color illustrations

Seaside Lullaby The cycle of sleep is not The Stolen Smile In this reissued edition,
unlike the seasons by the sea in this gorgeously readers travel back to 1911 Paris, where the Mona
illustrated and dreamy bedtime lullaby. Lisa has gone missing.
Author/Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli Author: J. Patrick Lewis / Artist: Gary Kelley
978-1-56846-328-5 $17.99 HC 978-1-56846-281-3 $16.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 10" × 10" Color illustrations Trim size: 8" × 9¾" Color illustrations

Self-Portrait with Seven Fingers Fourteen Storytime Clock This wall clock serves as a
of Marc Chagall’s works are here vividly repro- delightful aid to telling time and as a reminder
duced and accompanied by biographical poems. that any time can be a good time for reading.
Authors: J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen Artist: Etienne Delessert
978-1-56846-211-0 (HC) $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-263-9 $24.99
978-0-89812-974-8 (PB) $12.00 PB Interest level: Age 4 and up Size: 12" round
Interest level: Age 11 and up Page count: 40
Trim size: 8" × 11¼" Reproductions

Sing a Season Song The cyclical nature Tuba Lessons A boy venturing through a
of the seasons takes center stage in this poetic forest on his way to a tuba lesson finds himself
tribute to the four periods of the year. giving a concert to an unexpected audience.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Lisel Jane Ashlock Author: T. C. Bartlett / Artist: Monique Felix
978-1-56846-255-4 $19.99 HC 978-1-56846-209-7 $17.95 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: All ages Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¼" × 12" Color illustrations Trim size: 10½" × 10½" Color illustrations

A Song Amidst all the noise and distraction, Typewriter A neglected Russian typewriter
listen for the beautiful song the world sings just with a yen for usefulness clicks, clacks, and rings
for you. to life with a new, young owner.
Author/Artist: James Christopher Carroll Author/Artist: Yevgenia Nayberg
978-1-56846-331-5 $19.99 HC 978-1-56846-344-5 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9" × 11" Color illustrations Trim size: 10¼" × 10¼" Color illustrations

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The Universe Is a Tree This international What to Do with a String Snag the spirit
anthology reveals that a tree’s roots not only of adventure, and lasso the limitless horizons of
reach deep into the earth, but its branches also imagination in this sequel to What to Do with
extend out into the universe, connecting us all. a Box.
Author/Artist: Laura Filippucci Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: C. F. Payne
978-1-56846-304-9 $18.99  HC 978-1-56846-322-3 $18.99 HC
Interest level: Age 12 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¼" × 107⁄8" Color illustrations Trim size: 8¾" × 101/2" Color illustrations

The Velveteen Rabbit This reissued classic Where Do I End and You Begin? This
returns readers to the magical world of toys. rhythmic poem employs a thought-provoking
Author: Margery Williams Bianco refrain to introduce the concept of intercon-
Artist: Monique Felix nectedness.
978-0-89812-831-4 $8.99 PB Author: Shulamith Oppenheim
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 40 Artist: Monique Felix
Trim size: 7¾" × 11³⁄8" Color illustrations 978-1-56846-274-5 $17.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 9¾" × 9¾" Color illustrations

Virginia Was a Spy Inspired by true events, A Wish Is a Seed A poetic celebration of the
this adventurous, illustrated biography brings to power and potential of hope, borne like a tiny
life the story of a one-of-a-kind woman. seed that drifts on the wind.
Author: Catherine Urdahl / Artist: Gary Kelley Author: Jessica Young
978-1-56846-348-3 $19.99  HC Artist: Maria Cristina Pritelli
Interest level: Age 8 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-338-4 $18.99 HC
Trim size: 9" × 12" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8½" × 12" Color illustrations

We Are Brothers In this moving coming-of- A Year in the Woods Excerpts from Thoreau’s
We AreBrothers
We Are Brothers Yves Nadon Jean Claverie

YVES NADON age story, warm pastel illustrations lend a timeless 1854 work Walden, which still serves as a guide
JEAN CLAVERIE

quality to youthful trepidation and triumphant


Every summer, two

brothers swim to the rock, and


to living fully and deliberately, are here accompa-
achievement.
one jumps off. But this summer, it’s

time for both of them to take the


nied by idealistic, wistful paintings.
leap. In this moving coming-of-age

Author: Yves Nadon / Artist: Jean Claverie


story, a younger brother discovers

newfound power, courage, and joy,


Author: Henry David Thoreau
$18.99 HC Artist: Giovanni Manna
thanks to the support of his older

978-1-56846-292-9
brother—and the persuasiveness of

his own imagination.

Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 978-1-56846-305-6 $18.99 HC


Trim size: 7¼" × 10" Color illustrations Interest level: Age 9 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 71/4" × 10" Color illustrations

What to Do with a Box Celebrate the magi- Yusra Swims An inspiring, poetic biography
cal wonders of the common cardboard box, as of Syrian refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra
imagined by enterprising children. Mardini.
Author: Jane Yolen / Artist: Chris Sheban Author: Julie Abery / Artist: Sally Deng
978-1-56846-289-9 $18.99 HC 978-1-56846-329-2 $19.99 HC
Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32 Interest level: Age 6 and up Page count: 32
Trim size: 8¾" × 101/2" Color illustrations Trim size: 8¾" × 11¼" Color illustrations

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