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The Day You Begin

Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael López

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone.

There will be times when you walk into a room
and no one there is quite like you.

There are many reasons to feel different. Maybe it's how you look or talk, or where you're from; maybe it's what you eat, or something just as random. It's not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.

Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical text and Rafael López's dazzling art reminds us that we all feel like outsiders sometimes-and how brave it is that we go forth anyway. And that sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

(This book is also available in Spanish, as El Día En Que Descubres Quién Eres!)

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The 12 Days of First Grade

Jenna Lettice, Colleen Madden

Count the first 12 days of first grade with this fun-filled picture book inspired by "The 12 Days of Christmas"--perfect for fans of Natasha Wing's The Night Before series. Includes stickers for a fantastic schooltime reward!

Count the first 12 days of first grade! On the first day of first grade, a teacher shares ONE favorite book. On the second day, she shares TWO guinea pigs. The third day? THREE cool crowns! The first 12 fun-filled days of first grade are illuminated and celebrated in this cumulative rhyming storybook based on "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Those about to start first grade and their parents and teachers will love spotting all the fun classroom activities and accessories. The fun-to-read text and bright, colorful illustrations will help calm first-day-of-school jitters by teaching children what to expect. And the book includes stickers--perfect treats for the first 12 days of school!

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The 12 Days of Kindergarten

Jenna Lettice, Colleen Madden

Count the first 12 days of kindergarten with this fun-filled picture book inspired by “The 12 Days of Christmas”—perfect for fans of Natasha Wing’s “The Night Before” series. Includes stickers for a great school-time reward!
 
On the first day of kindergarten, a new student finds ONE classroom cubby of his very own. On the second day, he sees TWO yummy snacks. The third day? THREE friends! Each of the first 12 fun-filled days of kindergarten are illuminated in this cumulative rhyming storybook based on “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
 
Kindergartners and their parents and teachers will love spotting all the fun things to find in the classroom. It’s a great way to calm first-day-of-school jitters by talking about what to expect once school is under way. And the book includes stickers—perfect treats for the first 12 days of school.
 
Also available: The 12 Days of PreschoolThe 12 Days of Halloween, and The 12 Days of Valentine's.

"Warm and comforting, it shows kids what to expect during their first days at school."—ReadBrightly.com

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The 12 Days of Preschool

Jenna Lettice, Colleen Madden

Count the first twelve days of preschool with this fun-filled picture book inspired by “The 12 Days of Christmas”—perfect for fans of Natasha Wing’s “The Night Before” series! Includes stickers for a great school-time reward.

Celebrate the first 12 days of preschool! On the first day of preschool, all the kids learn how to share ONE fuzzy teddy bear. On the second day, the kids share TWO toy trains. The third day? THREE tricycles! Each of the first 12 fun-filled days of preschool are illuminated in this cumulative rhyming storybook based on "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Preschoolers and their parents and teachers will love spotting all the fun things to find in the classroom. It's a great way to calm first-day-of-school jitters and to reinforce the idea of sharing by talking about what to expect once preschool is underway. And the book includes stickers—perfect treats for the first 12 days of preschool.

Also available: The 12 Days of Kindergarten, The 12 Days of Halloween, and The 12 Days of Valentine's.

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A Letter to My Teacher

Deborah Hopkinson, Nancy Carpenter

This funny, touching picture book–the perfect gift for a child to give to their own teacher–celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or Graduation!

Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.

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Big Enough for a Bed (Sesame Street)

Random House

Elmo is just too big for his crib! He’s finally ready to sleep in a big kid’s bed! It may take a little while, but with his favorite snuggly blanket and his teddy bear, David, by his side, soon Elmo feels comfortable in his new bed.

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Big Girl Panties

Fran Manushkin, Valeria Petrone

Big Girl Panties! features a light, positive approach to motivate toddlers to become toilet trained. What could be more rewarding for a little girl than wearing big girl panties, just like mommy? Adult caregivers and toddlers alike will love the snappy, rhyming text and colorful, hip illustrations. Valeria Petrone's stylized artwork ensures that this commercial yet heartwarming book will have a special place on little girls' favorite bookshelves. Soon they'll all be saying, "Bye, bye diapers!"

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Clyde Goes to School

Keith Marantz, Larissa Marantz

Meet Clyde, a lively (and often worried) hippo with a heart of gold who's always eager to go on new adventures, in this fun-filled 8x8!

Clyde can't believe his mom is making him go to school. He has so much fun at home--what could a classroom possibly have to offer? As his mom lists all the activities he'll get to do, Clyde only imagines the worst possible outcomes. He's so caught up in what could go wrong that he's determined to turn around and go home. But when he comes across his kind teacher and the butterfly habitat she's carrying inside, it might just be enough to convince him to stay!

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Clyde Lied

Keith Marantz, Larissa Marantz

In Clyde's latest adventure, he lets his imagination run away with him!

Clyde is looking forward to seeing his friends again after a long break from school. Once they're together, they all share exciting stories that sound much more fun than how Clyde spent his days. In order to fit in, Clyde claims that he went to space camp--and then outer space! But his friends are skeptical, and they want to see proof. Can Clyde come up with a way to convince them his lie is true, or will he have to come clean?

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Clyde Likes to Slide

Keith Marantz, Larissa Marantz

In this entertaining 8x8, Clyde can't wait to go down the slide--until he sees how high it is!

Clyde has a problem: He's at the top of the slide at the playground, only it's much higher than the slide he's used to at home, so he starts to imagine all the things that could go wrong. What if the slide is too hot? What if it starts to rain? What if he goes down so fast, he shoots off into space? There's only one way to find out--but can he do it?

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Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!

Tad Hills, Tad Hills

Join the egg-stremely popular Duck and Goose, and friends for a springtime adventure perfect for an Easter read-along!

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to celebrate spring in this sturdy board book. Duck & Goose have lots of ideas about how to find the Easter Bunny, but will they succeed? Preschoolers won't be able to resist this latest board book featuring Duck & Goose, lots of colorful eggs, and the Easter Bunny.

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Duck & Goose, It's Time for Christmas!

Tad Hills, Tad Hills

Celebrate baby's first Christmas with Duck and Goose’s holiday board book!

Our feathered friends are getting ready for Christmas. The only problem? Goose is more interested in skating, sledding, and making snow angels than in helping Duck decorate their Christmas tree. While Goose has the time of his life in the snow, it seems poor Duck will be left to do all the work. . . .

Tad Hills’s simple text and vivid, expressive illustrations make this sweet, funny little book the perfect stocking stuffer. Preschoolers who loved the bestselling Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin—or those meeting Duck and Goose for the first time—will be thrilled to own this charming winter tale.

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Happy Birthday to You!

Dr. Seuss

Celebrate your unique self with Dr. Seuss and the Great Birthday Bird in the ultimate birthday book!
 
I wish we could do what they do in Katroo.
They sure know how to say “Happy birthday to you!”
 
In the picture book Happy Birthday to You!, Dr. Seuss has crafted the perfect celebration of the person you were born to be. When the Great Birthday Bird arrives to usher in your “Day of all Days,” you can expect a colorful romp full of fantastical fun that is all about YOU!
 
With birthday festivities on every page, readers go on a journey that teaches them to celebrate being themselves—every single day of the year! This joyful classic rejoices about the things that make you unique! It’s the essential birthday gift for ages one to 101—from the one and only Dr. Seuss!
 
Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!
 
“Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss.” –President Barack Obama

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Dr. Seuss

Grow your heart three sizes and get in on all of the Grinch-mas cheer with the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas--the ultimate Dr. Seuss classic that no collection is complete without!

Every Who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot . . . but the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville, did NOT!

Not since "'Twas the night before Christmas" has the beginning of a Christmas tale been so instantly recognizable. This heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts. Like mistletoe, candy canes, and caroling, the Grinch is a mainstay of the holidays, and his story is the perfect gift for readers young and old.

The Dr. Seuss holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now a major motion picture from Illumination Presents - Dr. Seuss' The Grinch! 

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How to Get Your Teacher Ready

Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish

How to Get Your Teacher Ready… all year long, from the creators of the New York Times bestsellers How to Babysit a Grandpa, How to Babysit a Grandma, and How to Catch Santa.
 
This humorous new book in the beloved HOW TO . . . series takes readers through a fun and busy school year. Written in tongue-in-cheek instructional style, a class of adorable students gives tips and tricks for getting a teacher ready—for the first day of school, and all the events and milestones that will follow (picture day, holiday concert, the 100th day of school, field day!). And along the way, children will see that getting their teacher ready is really getting themselves ready. Filled with charming role-reversal humor, this is a playful and heartwarming celebration of teachers and students, and the perfect gift for back-to-school readiness or graduation.
 
Praise for the HOW TO . . . books:
 
“A new hit this year is How to Catch Santa. . . . The picture book offers lighthearted tips on how kids can steal a glimpse of Mr. Elusive, aka Santa.” —USA Today (How to Catch Santa)
 
“Belongs on the shelf of every kid who loves a grandparent.” —The Salt Lake Tribune (How to Babysit a Grandpa)
 
“The charm of its premise and the clear bond between the generations will have kids and grandparents giggling together.” —School Library Journal (How to Babysit a Grandma)

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Can I Play Too?

Samantha Cotterill, Samantha Cotterill

Friendship--and trains!--take center stage in this gentle, inviting story about paying attention to other people's feelings.

Two boys' fun train-track-building project takes a turn when one of the boys obliviously insists on only doing things his way. Their disagreement spells disaster for the train and the friendship, until a kind teacher steps in and explains how to tell when a friend is feeling happy, frustrated, or angry. . . and how to ask for a do-over.

Compromising and paying attention to how other people are feeling can be hard for any kid, but especially for kids on the autism spectrum. Samatha Cotterill's third book in the Little Senses series provides gentle guidance along with adorable illustrations to help every kid navigate the twists and turns of friendship and working together.

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Nope. Never. Not For Me!

Samantha Cotterill, Samantha Cotterill

This deceptively simple story guides sensitive kids through trying a new food, with support and encouragement aplenty.

Children are often picky eaters, but for kids on the autism spectrum or with sensory issues, trying new foods can be especially challenging. In Nope! Never! Not for Me! a young child refuses to try a bite of broccoli--that is, until her mom guides her through a careful exploration of the new food. First she looks, then she sniffs, then touches, and finally takes one tiny bite. What do you know? Broccoli isn't so overwhelming after all!

With simple, reassuring text and bold illustrations in a limited palette, Nope! Never! Not For Me! espouses a patient approach to picky eating and empowers kids to explore new experiences without stress or pressure.

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This Beach Is Loud!

Samantha Cotterill, Samantha Cotterill

Patience, understanding, and a soothing exercise saves the beach day when excitement turns to sensory overload.

Going to the beach is exciting. But it can also be busy. And loud. Sand can feel hot or itchy or sticky...and it gets everywhere! In This Beach Is Loud!, a sensitive boy gets overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds, and sensations at the beach. Luckily, this kiddo's dad has a trick up his sleeve to help his son face these unexpected obstacles.

Combining accessible storytelling and playful design, This Beach Is Loud! gently offers practical advice for coping with new experiences to sensitive children on and off the autism spectrum.

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Llama Llama and the Lucky Pajamas

Anna Dewdney

An 8x8 based on an episode from Llama Llama's Netflix series!

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. This episode-based 8x8 tells the story of Llama's incredibly lucky pajamas!

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Llama Llama Dance Recital Fun

Anna Dewdney

A Level 2 Reader based on an episode of Llama Llama's animated Netflix television series, perfect for little ones dealing with stage fright!

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. This episode-based Penguin Young Reader tells the story of Llama Llama helping his friend Luna get over her stage fright so that she can dance in a recital. It's the perfect book to read aloud with your little ones to help them deal with their own stage fright, or to help them understand a friend who deals with it!

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Llama Lama Family Vacation

Anna Dewdney

Time to hop on a plane and go on vacation in this 8x8 based on an episode of the animated Llama Llama Netflix series.

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8x8, Llama Llama is preparing to go on his first vacation and plane ride with Mama Llama and Gram to Sandy Island! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Happy Birthday!

Anna Dewdney

It's Llama Llama's birthday in this 8x8 based on an episode of the animated Netflix series.

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8x8, Llama Llama is worried that his friends have forgotten about his birthday, but he's in for a big surprise when they throw him a party! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Learns to Swim

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama learns to swim in this sweet 8x8 based on an episode from the Netflix animated television series.

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. Our episode-based 8x8 tells the story of one of the most memorable (and sometimes scary!) milestones: learning to swim! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Loves Camping

Anna Dewdney

An 8x8 based on an episode of Llama Llama's animated Netflix series all about one of the most fun activities for little llamas (and kids): camping!

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8x8, Llama Llama goes camping for the very first time and learns a valuable lesson: what seems scary can actually be super-duper FUN! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Mother's Day Present

Anna Dewdney

It's Mother's Day in this 8x8 based on an episode of the animated LLama LLama Netflix series.

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8x8, Llama Llama is determined to make Mother's Day as special as possible for his mama. Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Secret Santa Surprise

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama and his friends play Secret Santa at school in this sweet 8x8 based on an episode from the Netflix animated television series. Includes stickers!

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. Our episode-based 8x8 tells the story of a fun holiday activity: playing Secret Santa at school! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Llama Llama Thanks-for-Giving Day

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama and his friends plan a day of giving in this sweet 8x8 based on an episode from the Netflix animated television series. Includes stickers!

Look out, world--Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney's best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. Our episode-based 8x8 tells the story of Llama and friends planning a day of helping out others in the community! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! 

From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’” A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

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P is for Potty! (Sesame Street)

Naomi Kleinberg, Christopher Moroney

Sesame Street's Elmo tells little girls and boys ages 1 to 3 all about how to use the potty in this sturdy lift-the-flap board book with more than 30 flaps to find and open. It's the perfect mix of fun and learning for potty-training toddlers—especially while they practice sitting on the potty! Sturdy flaps will hold up to hours of repeat lifting and peeking, and toddlers will delight in the surprises they find under the flaps.

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Preschool, Here I Come!

David J Steinberg, John Joven

A book for all preschoolers-to-be from the author of Kindergarten, Here I Come!

From saying goodbye to parents on the very first day of school to watching butterflies hatch in spring, D. J. Steinberg celebrates all the landmark moments of preschool. Because the year is full of so many firsts, this collection of funny, joyful poems is a must-have for all small scholars in the making.

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Preschool, Here I Come!

David J Steinberg, John Joven

A book for all preschoolers-to-be from the author of Kindergarten, Here I Come!

From saying goodbye to parents on the very first day of school to watching butterflies hatch in spring, D. J. Steinberg celebrates all the landmark moments of preschool. Because the year is full of so many firsts, this collection of funny, joyful poems is a must-have for all small scholars in the making.

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Puppy Birthday to You! (Paw Patrol)

Golden Books, Fabrizio Petrossi

Can the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol throw Chase a surprise birthday party AND save Adventure Bay? This action-packed Little Golden Book is sure to thrill boys and girls ages 2 to 5.

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Rocket's 100th Day of School (Step Into Reading, Step 1)

Tad Hills

Number one New York Times bestselling author Tad Hills returns with an all-new Level 1 Step into Reading story about Rocket’s 100th day of school.

Rocket, the beloved dog from the New York Times bestselling picture books How Rocket Learned to Read and Rocket Writes a Story, is busy collecting 100 things to take to school on his 100th day, and he has the perfect place to keep them safe. That is, until Bella, a squirrel who loves acrorns, gets involved.

With predictable patterns, simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, this new Rocket book will charm young readers—and they can read it all by themselves!
 
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

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Rosie Goes to Preschool

Karen Katz, Karen Katz

"An outstandingly clear and reassuring entry into the crowded field of getting-ready-for-preschool books." —Booklist

Who better to offer advice to children facing the first day of preschool than Karen Katz, the hugely popular, bestselling author of Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

It's the first day of preschool and the narrator, Rosie, knows everything a new preschooler needs to know. Rosie introduces the reader to her cubby, her teacher, her reading circle, her music class, her snack table, and so on. With gentle reassuring language and using her signature bold, bright and sweet artwork, Rosie Goes to Preschool will surely be a hit among the legions of children who have grown up reading her books. Now that these big boys and girls are ready to take their first big steps into school, Karen Katz is here to help. Now in board book format perfect for even the youngest readers!

"A gentle resource for relieving preschool butterflies." -Publishers Weekly

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The Berenstain Bears Go to Camp

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

This beloved story is a perfect way to get your own little cubs ready for an adventurous summer at camp!

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Brother and Sister as they head to Grizzly Bob’s Day Camp for the very first time. The cubs will get to play soccer, go swimming, kayak, and even make crafts! Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

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The Berenstain Bears Go to the Doctor

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

This classic Berenstain Bears story is the perfect way to introduce children to what happens when they go to the doctor! 

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister, as they head to Doctor Grizzly’s office for their important check-ups where they will have their temperatures taken, their eyes examined, and their ears looked in. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

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The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

This classic Berenstain Bears story is the perfect way to help prepare a child for a new move! 

Come see where it all began in this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Mama, Papa, and Brother as they pack up, say heartfelt goodbyes to friends, and move from the mountains and into their beloved tree house down the sunny dirt road. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

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The Berenstain Bears' New Baby

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to help a child get ready for a new sibling! 

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this timeless classic from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Papa, Mama, and Brother as they welcome Sister into the family and adjust to life with a new baby.

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The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

Complete with a visit from the Tooth Fairy, this classic Berenstain Bears story is the perfect way to calm children’s nerves about going to the dentist!

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Join Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister for a trip to the dentist where they’ll get checked for cavities, have their teeth cleaned, and learn all about the tools a dentist uses to help keep teeth healthy. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

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The Berenstain Bears Go to School

Stan Berenstain, Jan Berenstain

This classic Berenstain Bears story is a perfect way to teach children about how much fun school can truly be!

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. All the cubs in Bear Country are ready for the new school year . . . except for Sister Bear. She is about to start kindergarten, but can't stop worrying about what it will be like. Will her teacher be nice? Will she make friends? What will she do all day in class? Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

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The New Baby (Little Critter)

Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter has a brand-new baby sister in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book that makes for the perfect gift this Mother's Day!

Whether he’s rocking her to sleep, helping change diapers, or pushing the stroller, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to help a soon-to-be older sibling welcome a younger one!

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The Night Before Christmas

Clement C. Moore, Corinne Malvern

Everyone’s favorite Christmas story is now available as a board book!
 
A large, sturdy board book edition of the classic 1949 Little Golden Book The Night Before Christmas is now available for Santa’s littlest fans! With its shiny, colorful pages, this Little Golden Book-sized board book makes a perfect gift.

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The Night Before Class Picture Day

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

In this Night Before book, kids get ready for that all-important moment of the school year: class picture day!

It's the night before class picture day, and kids all down the block are getting ready. Everyone wants to look perfect for the photo. They fix their hair, practice smiles, and choose outfits. At school the next day, they try to stay picture-perfect. Will everything look perfect for the big moment when they say, “Cheese?”

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The Night Before First Grade

Natasha Wing, Deborah Zemke

It's the night before the Big Day—first grade. Penny is excited to start the year with her best friend right beside her in the same classroom. This humorous take on Clement C. Moore's classic tale has a perfect twist ending that will surprise readers—as well as the “heroine” of the story—and help all about-to-be first-graders through their own back-to-school jitters.

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The Night Before Kindergarten

Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell

'Twas the night before kindergarten,
and as they prepared,
kids were excited,
and a little bit scared.

It's the first day of school! Join the kids as they prepare for kindergarten, packing school supplies, posing for pictures, and the hardest part of all—saying goodbye to Mom and Dad. But maybe it won't be so hard once they discover just how much fun kindergarten really is! Colorful illustrations illuminate this uplifting takeoff on the classic Clement C. Moore Christmas poem.

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The Night Before Kindergarten Graduation

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

It's time to celebrate kindergarten graduation in Natasha Wing's best-selling series featuring rhyming text in the style of the classic Clement C. Moore holiday poem.

Get ready for a major milestone: kindergarten graduation! Of course, there's a lot of preparation the night before as kids prepare for the momentous occasion. This is a great school-year follow-up to The Night Before Kindergarten!

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The Night Before My Birthday

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

The Night Before My Birthday captures all the excitement and anticipation that every child experiences in the lead-up to their special day. The decorations are up, the table is set, and the food is ready - but what happens when there is an ice cream emergency? Once again Natasha Wing has written a story that is sure to appeal to every child getting ready for a birthday. The book is told by and seen through the eyes of the birthday child, so it is gender neutral and a fun gift for any birthday girl or boy.

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The Night Before My First Communion

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

A brother and sister celebrate and prepare for this Catholic rite of passage in the twenty-fourth title in Natasha Wing's best-selling paperback series featuring rhyming text in the style of the classic Clement C. Moore holiday poem.

On the night before their First Communion, a brother and sister get ready for this important event. All the family is there--family, grandparents, godparents--to help them prepare for the following day.

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The Night Before Preschool

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

It's the night before preschool, and a little boy named Billy is so nervous he can't fall asleep. The friends he makes the next day at school give him a reason not to sleep the next night, either: he's too excited about going back! The book's simple rhyming text and sweet illustrations will soothe any child's fears about the first day of school.

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The Night Before Summer Camp

Natasha Wing, Mindy Pierce

The first day of summer camp is almost here, and one little camper doesn’t know what to expect. For a while everything is hunkydory . . . until rest time rolls around and he gets a bad case of nervous butterflies. But an unlikely friend appears out of the crowd and reassures him that the best cure for the summertime blues is tons of summertime fun! A sweetly reassuring story, once again told in verse to the meter of Clement Moore’s classic.

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The Night Before Summer Vacation

Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell

A little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation . . . or at least they are trying to. In the effort to pack everything that will be needed, there's bound to be something overlooked, and what that is provides a funny ending to this meter-perfect "twist" on Clement Moore's classic.

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The Night Before the 100th Day of School

Natasha Wing, Mindy Pierce

The 100th day of school is almost here and one student is desperate to find 100 of anything to bring to class. Then all of sudden inspiration strikes, and he comes up with a surprise that makes the 100th day celebration one to remember! This hilarious story of a popular school tradition offers a perfect modern twist on Clement C. Moore’s classic poem.

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The Night Before the New Pet

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

There's a new pet on the way—the moment every kid dreams of!

It's the night before the adoption of a puppy and the whole family can hardly wait. Everyone helps prepare: they buy treats, set up a crate, and discuss what they should name the pet. When they get to the shelter, they see all kinds of dogs — until they spot the perfect one for them. But a last-minute surprise makes things twice as exciting!

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The Night Before the Snow Day

Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer

Could it be the night before a Snow Day?

It's nighttime and snow is falling hard. Will the town be snowed in? Will there be a snow day? Odds are looking good in this newest Night Before book for the kids who dream of snowball fights, sledding, and the possibility that it may snow again tomorrow!

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The Night Before My Dance Recital

Natasha Wing

Celebrating a landmark event in the life of all dancers!

It's the night before a young girl's first dance recital. At the dress rehearsal, she and her class go over the steps one last time. What if she messes up? she worries. But the next day, she's ready to perform. When the class spins left she spins right! Without missing a beat, she keeps on dancing and smiling. The Night Before My Dance Recital celebrates this with humor, warmth, and engaging illustrations by Amy Wummer.

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The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas

Justine Korman, Justine Korman

The popular Little Golden Book Christmas tale about the Poky Little Puppy is now available as a board book!
 
A large, sturdy board book edition of the popular Little Golden Book The Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas is now available for Poky’s littlest fans! With its shiny, colorful pages, this Little Golden Book–sized board book makes a perfect gift.

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be

Emily Winfield Martin

The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever! This is the perfect gift for Mother's Day, and any day.

From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children.

With beautiful, and sometimes humorous, illustrations, and a clever gatefold with kids in costumes, this is a book grown-ups will love reading over and over to kids-both young and old.

The Wonderful Things You Will Be has a loving and truthful message that will endure for lifetimes and makes a great gift for any occasion, but a special stand-out for baby showers, birthdays, Easter, and graduation.