Kirkus reviews "An unusual and appealing story about friendship. School library Journal Disney-Hyperion. These explorers are prepared for anything. Praise for explorers of the Wild "An exquisite book. But soon these kings of the wild realize that no mountain is too big to conquer if you have a friend to climb it by your side.
To the SeaDisney-Hyperion #ad - Disney-Hyperion. But sam isn't just any new friend: he's a blue whale, and he can't find his way home! Returning Sam to the sea is hard work, but Tim is determined to help. Sometimes tim feels invisible at school—until one day, when Tim meets Sam. After all, it's not every day you meet a new friend!This picture book about the power of friendship by new talent Cale Atkinson is brought to life by charming, dynamic illustrations.
Off & AwayDisney-Hyperion #ad - Until dad gets a bad sea cold, that is. Disney-Hyperion. He always comes home with exciting stories to tell-but Jo is far too afraid to go out on the ocean herself. With no one but jo to deliver the bottles, she must find her courage and set sail alone. And grand stories of her own. With beautiful, atmospheric art and endearing new characters by author-illustrator Cale Atkinson, this picturebook is a treasure.
How would you get mail if you lived in the middle of the sea? It's Jo's dad's job to deliver it, taking bottles wherever they need to go. As she embarks on her mission, her fears just might be replaced with new friendships.
Where Oliver FitsTundra Books #ad - Oliver has always dreamed about where he will fit. Disney-Hyperion. Will he be in the mane of a unicorn? the tentacle of a pirate squid? The helmet of an astronaut? When he finally goes in search of his perfect place, he finds that trying to fit in is a lot harder than he thought. But like any puzzle, a little trial and error leads to a solution, and Oliver figures out exactly where he belongs.
Where Oliver Fits #ad - Where oliver fits is a sweet and funny story that explores all the highs and lows of learning to be yourself and shows that fitting in isn't always the best fit.
Finding WildKnopf Books for Young Readers #ad - Halpin’s lush and delicately detailed mixed-media pictures. Dominated by muted greens and blues pull readers into the diverse landscapes the children traverse. A spirit of adventure and exploration runs throughout the book. Publishers weeklya lovely, lyrical picture book with gorgeous illustrations that explores the ways the wild makes itself known to us and how much closer it is than we think.
Disney-Hyperion. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. From the bark on the trees to the sudden storm that moves across the sky to fire and flowers, and snowflakes and fresh fruit. Sometimes the most striking picture books are the ones that make readers see something in a new way, or that creatively express a concept regularly pondered but rarely put into words.
Finding Wild #ad - Shelf awareness, starred review"Lloyd’s sparkling debut celebrates nature through a whimsical meditation on the idea of wildness. There are so many places that wild can exist, if only you know where to look! Can you find it? Two kids set off on an adventure away from their urban home and discover all the beauty of the natural world.
As the children make their way through the woods and back to the paved and noisy streets, they discover that wild exists not just off in some distant place, but right in their own backyard.
Sir Simon: Super ScarerTundra Books #ad - Simon is exasperated. And just in time! He was getting tired of haunting bus stops and forests and potatoes. He's a professional ghost who has been transferred to his first house. Disney-Hyperion. Until he realizes he can trick Chester into doing his ghost chores. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Spooky sounds, it seems that maybe chester isn't cut out to be a ghost, creaks on the stairs -- these things don't happen on their own, footsteps in the attic, you know! After a long night of haunting, so Simon decides to help with Chester's human chores.
. And to top it off, this house is occupied by an old lady -- they're the easiest to haunt!But things don't go as planned when it turns out a KID comes with this old lady. Turns out simon isn't cut out for human chores either. Chester spots Simon immediately and peppers him with questions. But maybe they're both cut out to be friends.
Sir Simon: Super Scarer #ad - A delightful, ghost chores, funny story of friendship, a spooky house and a professional haunter. Meet sir simon, Super Scarer.
Dad and the DinosaurG.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers #ad - After all, dinosaurs like the dark, bugs are nothing to them, and they eat manhole covers for lunch and everything under them for dinner. It’s just guy stuff. A family classic in the making from the dream team of Newbery Honor-winner Gennifer Choldenko and Caldecott Medal-winner Dan Santat. Choldenko's knowing, understated storytelling and Santat’s warm, expressive spreads give full credence to the fears that weigh on kids, as well as the presences—both real and imagined—that can help alleviate them.
Publishers Weekly starred review Disney-Hyperion. Nicholas wants to be as brave as his dad, but he needs help. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. That’s why he needs a dinosaur. Luckily, his dad knows that even the bravest people can get scared, and it’s okay to ask for help facing your fears. With his toy dinosaur, swim in deep water, Nicholas can scale tall walls, even score a goal against the huge goalie everyone calls Gorilla.
Dad and the Dinosaur #ad - Putnam juv. But when the dinosaur goes missing, everything is scary again. Nicholas was afraid of the dark outside his door, the bushes where the giant bugs live, and the underside of manhole covers. His dad was not afraid of anything.
The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page Grades PreK-3 Corwin LiteracyCorwin #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Putnam juv. In this remarkable resource, say, maria walther shares two page read aloud experiences for 101 picture books that tune you into what to notice, and wonder in order to bolster students’ literacy exponentially. A first grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of "strategic savoring.
Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around each book’s cover illustration, literary language, enriching vocabulary words, and the ideas and themes vital to young learners. Disney-Hyperion. Teachers, and districts looking to energize your core reading and writing program, schools, search no further: The Ramped Up Read Aloud delivers a formula for literacy development and a springboard to joy in equal parts.
Luna & Me: The True Story of a Girl Who Lived in a Tree to Save a ForestHenry Holt and Co. (BYR) #ad - Putnam juv. Once there was a redwood tree―one of the world's largest and tallest trees, and one of the oldest. Disney-Hyperion. This is the story of julia butterfly Hill and Luna, the redwood tree she lived in for two years, never once coming down. Butterfly climbed up into the tree. And once, born nearly a thousand years after the tree first took root, there was a girl named Julia, who was called Butterfly.
One tree had broken branches and a big blue "X" on the side. It was going to be chopped down. A tree wouldn't be cut down if it had a person living in it. When exploring her beloved forest, Butterfly wandered into a grove of ancient trees. That is, not until Luna's future was safe. Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers.
Alan's Big, Scary TeethCandlewick #ad - Alfred a knopf Books for Young Readers. Or is it? witty, charming, and playful storytelling will have preschoolers cheering for Alan as he discovers a new way to fit in. Deep in the jungle lurks alan the alligator, run a warm mud bath, scary teeth, charming, alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, scary alan! fear my razor-sharp teeth!" but after a long day of scaring, descended from a long line of very scary alligators.
Disney-Hyperion. He prepares carefully — polishing his scales, scary teeth, brushing each of his big, and practicing his frightening faces — then sneaks into the jungle to terrorize the jungle critters. Until one morning, he’s just not very scary, when Alan wakes up and finds that his teeth are gone! Without those teeth, and scaring is the only thing he knows how to do.
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth #ad - Or is it? witty, brushing each of his big, and practicing his frightening faces - then sneaks into the jungle to terrorize the jungle critters. I'm big, when alan wakes up and finds that his teeth are gone! Without those teeth, and take out his teeth, he's just not very scary, and playful storytelling will have preschoolers cheering for Alan as he discovers a new way to fit in.
Until one morning, and scaring is the only thing he knows how to do. Putnam juv. I’m big, run a warm mud bath, alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, and take out his teeth, scary Alan! Fear my razor-sharp teeth!” But after a long day of scaring, which nobody else knows are false. He prepares carefully - polishing his scales, which nobody else knows are false.
The Seashore BookCharlesbridge #ad - Deep in the jungle lurks alan the alligator, scary teeth, charming, scary alan! fear my razor-sharp teeth!" but after a long day of scaring, run a warm mud bath, alan likes nothing better than to enjoy the crossword, descended from a long line of very scary alligators. He prepares carefully - polishing his scales, which nobody else knows are false.
Until one morning, and scaring is the only thing he knows how to do. Or is it? witty, brushing each of his big, and practicing his frightening faces - then sneaks into the jungle to terrorize the jungle critters. A summer classic by two masters, reissued and redesigned for contemporary audiences. Wendell minor’s elegant artwork and charlotte Zolotow’s simple, evocative prose brings a day at the beach vividly to life as a boy and his mother imagine what it would be like to spend a day at the seashore.
The Seashore Book #ad - Perfect for storytime or bedtime. Hunting for seashells and building sandcastles, this tribute to the power of imagination and the tenderness of a mother-child connection is also a sweet ode to summer's greatest pastimes. I'm big, and take out his teeth, he's just not very scary, when Alan wakes up and finds that his teeth are gone! Without those teeth, and playful storytelling will have preschoolers cheering for Alan as he discovers a new way to fit in.
Charlesbridge. Putnam juv. Disney-Hyperion.