by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Diana Sudyka
This whimsical and poignant picture book celebrates playing outside and invites readers to grab some friends, gear up their imaginations, and immerse themselves in nature. Can you imagine what it’s like to be a rock, a nest, a bird, or even a bubbling creek? A group of curious children is headed outside to find out… Would you come, too? Join in on an outdoor adventure to discover the magic and mystery of the living, breathing natural world all around us.
This is Music: Drums
by Rekha S. Rajan
Make music with this hands-on introduction to the four instrument families: drums, horns, strings, and voice in this new board book series by a world-renown music educator. What do a set of bongos, a tambourine, and a cooking pot have in common? They are all drums! This first introduction to instruments in the drum family begins with a simple explanation of what defines a drum. Young readers are then invited on a global exploration of a variety of percussive instruments and are encouraged to find drums of their own in the world around them. Each title in the THIS IS MUSIC series features an interactive novelty musical element that invites the reader to "play" the book!
by Feather Flores and illustrated by Kelly Leigh Miller
Exploring Chicago has never been so fun! Embrace adventure with this memorable rhyming picture book, the perfect gift for residents and visitors alike! From the shores of North Avenue Beach to the iconic CLOUD GATE (the Bean), there's so much to do and see in the bustling city of Chicago! With stops at the Art Institute, Grant Park, Navy Pier, and more, this spirited tour of the Windy City is just right for little readers—and their parents!—who are eager to explore. Get ready for adventure—an unforgettable Chicago experience awaits!
by Stephen F. Majsak
Read all the way from ANTEATER to ZEBRA to learn your ABCs at storytime! Learn the ABCs of the animal kingdom as you flip through this fun book! Rhyming text on every page accompanies photographs of animals, helping little ones recognize their favorite animals while learning their ABCs. Start with the anteater and make your way to zebra in this fun story time read-aloud!
I’ll Be Your Polar Bear
by Justin Roberts
From 4-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts comes a heartfelt picture book about the lengths a father will go to in order to comfort and protect his child. On a wintry walk in the twilight, a father and child’s antics come to resemble those of playful polar bears. As they tumble through the snow, explore icy caves, and push against the wind, Dad is a constant source of reassurance, comfort, and even a cozy ride home. Tender illustrations and delicate verse create a playful and warm book that will help parents show their children that even through ups and downs, they will always be there.
Molly on the Moon
by Mary Robinette Kowal
Award-winning science fiction author Mary Robinette Kowal consulted with a NASA astronaut to craft her first picture book story, accurately describing how living on the moon differs from life on Earth. Beautifully illustrated by Diana Mayo, Molly on the Moon is the tale of two siblings adjusting to their new home.When Molly and her family move to the moon, they can only pack the essentials―just one toy each for Molly and her baby brother, Luke. Luckily, Molly has a big imagination. A packing crate becomes a fort, a tarp becomes a witch’s cape, and some cans become a tea set. Baby Luke, on the other hand . . . has blocks.Molly doesn’t want to share. At first. But then she realizes that when you’re on the moon―or anywhere else―a big imagination and being with someone you love can be infinitely better than all the toys in the universe. Inspiring and imaginative, Molly on the Moon also includes fascinating facts about the moon’s environment, revealing how the differences in gravity, temperature, and time would affect our lives.