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FALL 2021

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOARD BOOKS PICTURE BOOKS


IT’S NOT THE BABY 10 THEY’RE TEARING UP MULBERRY
STREET 3
IT’S NOT THE PUPPY 10
MY ROOM IS A ZOO! 4–5
WHO IS MAKING A MESS? 11
BIG BLUE EARTH 6–7
LITTLE ANIMAL FRIENDS 12
WHO KNEW? 8
THE AMICUS BOOK OF . . . 14
CRANE & CRANE 9
RIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLINGS 15
DADDY CUDDLE 9
FIRST WORDS AND PICTURES 15
EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY ELLA 9
AMICUS INK BOARD BOOKS 16
GROW 9
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I’VE GOT EYES! 10

I’VE GOT FEET! 10

JUST MY STYLE 10
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THEY’RE TEARING UP
MULBERRY STREET NEW
Take young readers on a fascinating rhyming
journey as they learn what it takes to build a road.
In this engaging picture book, a boy observes
his street undergoing construction. As he enjoys
watching the bulldozers, dump trucks, and other
big machines at work, he gains an understanding
of the building process from start to finish. From
blueprints to demolition to fresh asphalt, each
step is described in engaging text and with
evocative, bright illustrations.

ISBN: 978-1-68152-238-8
Author: Yvonne Ng
Illustrator: Richard Smythe
Price: $17.99
Page Count: 24
Trim Size: 10” x 9”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Age: 4–8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Also Available:


Yvonne Ng has been curious about how things The Mighty Steam Engine
work throughout her career, which includes a
master’s degree in mechanical engineering and 978-1-68152-237-1
years of working as an automation engineer. In
addition to writing children’s books, she develops
STEM-related toys. She lives with her husband and
son in Minneapolis, MN. “This book celebrates all that is magical about steam
engines. While the lovely illustrations and clever text will
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR appeal to a general audience, train enthusiasts will be
particularly captivated.”
Richard Smythe has been drawing since he was —School Library Journal
a child–first on his bedroom walls, then on his
sister’s homework! After honing his skills with an
art degree, he has illustrated several picture books
including Watersong, which was named a 2018
Notable Poetry Book by the NCTE.

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MY ROOM IS A ZOO!
NEW

It’s bedtime. It should be quiet. But not if your


room is a zoo! A young boy is kept awake by his
toy animals (26 of them, from A to Z) who employ
all the bedtime delay tactics they can muster.
Written in humorous rhyming verse by debut
picture book author Jerry Ruff and brought to life
by Simona Ceccarelli’s whimsical illustrations,
this book is a fun bedtime read that kids will ask
for again and again.

ISBN: 978-1-68152-572-3
Author: Jerry Ruff
Illustrator: Simona Ceccarelli
Price: $18.99
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 10” x 9.5”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Age: 4–8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Jerry Ruff worked in education and publishing
his entire career, but always felt himself first
and foremost a writer. Married with four grown
children and four grandchildren, Jerry has ample
experience putting kids and toys to bed (trying to,
anyway). My Room is a Zoo is his first picture book.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR


Simona Ceccarelli worked as a research scientist
and as a creative director before art called her back
to pursue “the road not taken.” Since 2016 she has
illustrated books, games and other products for
children. She currently lives in Switzerland with her
husband and two kids.

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BIG BLUE EARTH


1 NEW
In the middle of a Chinese forest, a little round
panda munches on bamboo. Where is his place
on the big, blue Earth? These captivating titles
use richly illustrated poems to illuminate a
unique geographical perspective, showcasing
the featured animal’s home environment as each
page spread spotlights ever-widening views from
forest or mountain to village and city, country,
continent, ocean, and finally the planet in space.

NEW TITLE
A Little Round Panda 978-1-68152-654-6
BACKLIST
A Tiny Brown Monkey 978-1-68152-498-6

Author: Tory Christie


Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell
Price: $17.99
Page Count: 32
Trim Size: 10” x 9.5”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Age: 4–8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Also Available:
Tory Christie is a scientist who enjoys exploring the big A Tiny Brown Monkey on the
blue Earth. She has collected pebbles on rocky shores, Big Blue Earth
climbed misty mountain trails, and felt earthquakes on
more than one continent. Tory lives with her family in 978-1-68152-498-6
North Dakota.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR


Luciana Navarro Powell grew up in Brazil, but now lives “Highly accessible to young readers and reminds
in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons, them that every small creature is part of a large and
interconnected world.”
with whom she shares her love of the big, blue Earth.
—Starred Review,
School Library Journal

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WHO KNEW?
UNDER THE APPLE
TREE NEW
Nature gives us many signs of the changing
seasons, if only we pay attention. Animals
use their senses to detect sights, smells,
and sounds. Which one will be the first to
know a new season is here? The poetic text,
accompanied by cheerful illustrations,
creates a compelling narrative counting
book that will inspire readers to notice
autumn’s arrival.

ISBN: 978-1-68152-657-7
Author: Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton
Illustrator: Steph Marshall
Price: $17.99
Page Count: 24
Trim Size: 9” x 9”
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Age: 4–8

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton is the author of 45
books for children. Over the course of her long
career, her books have won many awards and
accolades. Laurie is also a former teacher with
15 years of classroom experience, where she
A young speckle-breasted robin is the third to know. specialized in early childhood education.
She sees the ripe-red-faced fruit and

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Her friends peck-pick-peck ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
an early their beaks into the perfect apples.
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Steph Marshall’s art combines digital painting
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with more traditional hand rendered textures,
creating a world of bright, playful characters
and illustrations. When she’s not busy drawing,
you’ll most likely find her in her garden, where
she has a hedgehog living in her compost bin.

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CRANE & CRANE DADDY CUDDLE EXTRAORDINARY


Two cranes work through difficult Young Bunny rises early, eager to ORDINARY ELLA
obstacles to build a home, while start the day, but will Daddy ever When Ella’s attempts at finding an
demonstrating how the mechanical wake up? artistic talent are unsuccessful, she
world mirrors the natural world. discovers she has other talents that are
ISBN: 978-1-68152-193-0
ISBN: 978-1-68152-408-5 Author: Kate Mayes just as extraordinary.
Author: Linda Joy Singleton Illustrator: Sara Acton
ISBN: 978-1-68152-502-0
Illustrator: Richard Smythe $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 8.75” x 8.75”
Author: Amber Hendricks
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 9” Age: 2–5
Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell
Age: 3–7
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9.25” x 8.25”
Age: 4–8

GROW NO HUGS! TWINKLE, TWINKLE,


Can one little girl transform a Alice loves hugs, so she is confused LITTLE LAMB
neighborhood? With a seed and and upset when her friend Zara When Mary sings her nursery
an idea, a girl’s dream grows into doesn’t want a hug. When the tables rhymes wrong, the main
something much larger. are turned, she realizes that a hug characters, Star and Lamb, argue
takes two willing individuals. about who belongs in which song.
ISBN: 978-1-68152-239-5
Author: Cynthia Platt ISBN: 978-1-68152-415-3 ISBN: 978-1-68152-405-4
Illustrator: Olivia Holden Author: Deirdre A. Prischmann Author: Bridget Heos
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9.25” x 8.25” Illustrator: Sarah Jennings Illustrator: Sarah Jennings
Age: 4–8 $16.99 HC with jacket, 24 pp, 9” x 9” $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 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


Anna is off to get a haircut. But Who is creating all this chaos? Who is making all this mischief?
what style will she get? And who It couldn’t be the baby! Vivid It couldn’t be the puppy!
will she be? artwork paired with rhyming Brief rhythmic lines along
text present an engaging with expressive art pose a
ISBN: 978-1-68152-202-9
mystery that will delight charming whodunit and show
Authors: Diane Z. Shore
little ones. the true culprits in this toddler-
and Jessica Alexander
Illustrator: Kelly Canby
appropriate board book.
ISBN: 978-1-68152-194-7
$17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 10” 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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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


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
Little Penguin 978-1-68152-741-3
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 children’s book writer and former preschool
teacher, 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...
Unique collage art using recycled maps and marbled
papers illustrates these colorful board books for
toddlers. The large type size, simple descriptions
and repeated text make these fun story time reads..

TITLES
The Amicus Book of Bugs 978-1-68152-760-4
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
the narrative.

“Collage illustrations make use of maps and other


found materials for their muted colors, making every
page a visual feast.”
—Foreword Reviews

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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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BOARD BOOKS

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
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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