Bear, Squirrel, and Raccoon have been friends a long time. A loooooooong time. So when a family of city folks comes to the neighborhood, the friends think that a surprise welcome party is just the kind of fun they’ve been looking for. Well, the party turns out to be quite the surprise indeed, but maybe not exactly what Bear, Squirrel, and Raccoon were imagining?
Laugh-out-loud fun for friends and families of all species!
Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where kids in patkas, hijabs, and yarmulkes play side-by-side with friends in baseball caps. A school where students grow and learn from each other’s traditions and the whole community gathers to celebrate the Lunar New Year. All Are Welcome lets young children know that no matter what, they have a place, they have a space, they are welcome in their school.
Rox is happy to spend the whole day on her laptop inventing awesome robots, but her dad wants her to clean up! When the Chorebot she designs gets a mind of its own and tries to organize not just her room but the whole city, Rox and her neighbor Amar race to recode Chorebot in time to save the day.
Read the story, get the app, code your robot!
After you’ve read Rox’s story, look to the last page for instructions on how to download the app Rox’s Secret Coding, made by the creative development studio Electric Factory. Readers will be able to customize their own robot reality and see it come to life in augmented on the front cover of the book! Through these custom creations, children from age 4 will be introduced to the basics of coding by playing with coding values and actions. Rox’s Secret Code takes inspiration into action with its app, uniting traditional and digital storytelling with educational entertainment. Rox’s Secret Code and its coding game will inspire children to become makers of technology and open up a world full of creative possibilities for their futures.
How many days till Thanksgiving?! Young readers will love counting down with The 12 Days of Thanksgiving, a cumulative rhyming storybook based on “The 12 Days of Christmas.” This festive story starts with ONE cozy evening at home, then adds TWO sacks of apples, THREE fall squash, and so on through twelve busy days leading up to Thanksgiving. Young readers and their parents will enjoy counting all the details of the fun preparation for the big family feast. Plus, the book includes stickers—perfect treats for the twelve days!
When Mousie is little, Mama sings him lullabies about the sky, repeats back his DA DA DEES and BA BA BEES, and reads him poems and stories about wonderful things like forests and bears. Then one day, on a playground next to the library, Mousie sounds out a word, then two, then three…and a reader is born!
Sunday Story Time with Emily Jenkins & Paul O. Zelinsky (Author & Illustrator of All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah)
Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins (A Greyhound, a Groundhog) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky (Rapunzel) bring the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family to life in a new format. Fans, along with those just meeting the five girls (“all of a kind,” as their parents say), will join them back in 1912, on the Lower East Side of NYC, and watch as preparations for Hanukkah are made. When Gertie, the youngest, is not allowed to help prepare latkes, she throws a tantrum. Banished to the girls’ bedroom, she can still hear the sounds and smell the smells of a family getting ready to celebrate. But then Papa comes home and she is allowed out—and given the best job of all: lighting the first candle on the menorah.
Spectacularly Beautiful tells the story of Shahad, a refugee who has moved to a new country and started at a new school with her new teacher, Ms. Truong. Shahad comes to school every day with perfectly braided hair tied in ribbons. But her hair can’t hide the scars on her face and leg that are painful reminders of the country she fled, making her feel less than beautiful, and different from her peers. When a class project proves difficult for Shahad, Ms. Truong helps her come to see that her scars are only part of her story, and that she is not just beautiful…she is spectacularly beautiful. Little by little Shahad’s confidence is renewed and she is able to return the same kindness to Ms. Truong.
Story time with Steve Light, author of “Swap!” and “The Bunny Burrow Buyers Book” – March 6th, 2016
Story time with Steve Light, author and illustrator of “Have You Seen My Monster?” – May 3rd, 2015Story time with Stephen Savage, author and illustrator of “Little Tug” – April 12th, 2015
Story time with Laura Ljungkvist, illustrator of “A Line Can Be” – March 22nd, 2015