A Lunar New Year Round Up

Ring in the holiday with some ADJECTIVE firecrackers and COLOR envelopes, and celebrate Lunar New Year with your family, friends, and Lunar New Year Mad Libs. Little Miss Neat is having a Chinese New Year party with traditional decorations, a New Year’s Eve feast, and a dragon dance the next day. Explore Chinese New Year: A Mr….

First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

Today’s educators seek to provide an evidence-based, balanced early literacy program that includes a strong foundation in word study strategies, including phonemic awareness and phonics. At the same time, they understand the ultimate goal of early literacy instruction is to provide young children with a solid foundation toward competent readers and writers, capable of comprehending…

An Incredible Picture Book Reminding us it’s Cooler to be Kind

The “too-cool-for-school” third picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed and The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald Everyone knows the cool beans. They’re sooooo cool. And then there’s the uncool has-bean . . . Always on the sidelines, one bean unsuccessfully tries everything he can to fit in with the crowd—until one day the cool…

A powerful picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within

“A thoughtfully layered text and powerful illustrations address this sensitive topic [of colorism] in a uniquely nurturing way.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty. From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving…

Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt!

Crack the code with Carmen Sandiego! In this original story, a special clue-decoding wheel built into the front cover allows readers to hunt for long-lost pirate’s treasure alongside the world’s greatest thief. Inspired by the Netflix animated series. Carmen Sandiego and crew are off on a thrilling treasure hunt in this original story inspired by…

A natural successor to Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

 “…This charming and engaging celebration of life is a must-read and a must-have. A natural successor to Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! that deals with navigating life’s ups and downs.” —Booklist From Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Katherine Applegate, comes Sometimes You Fly, a sweet book of encouragement, filled with humor and insight…

Come see and hear Nugget and Fang

NUGGET & FANG are singing their way to a theater near you! Don’t miss the musical inspired by this beloved deep-sea duo. Information and dates available here. Everyone knows that minnows and sharks can’t be friends! In Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever–or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer and Michael Slack, Can Nugget and Fang be…

Jon Scieszka’s Rhythmic, Rollicking Trucktown Will Get Kids’ Motors Running

Welcome to Jon Scieszka’s Trucktown!  This  preschool and kindergarten series will come in more shapes, sizes, and formats than you can shake a bumper at. It’s a world where all the characters are trucks, all the stories are action driven, and boys and girls can imagine themselves in all their crazy, loud, funny, creative, excited, full-throttle…