Mathilda and the Orange Balloon

Author: Randall De Seve
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062066714
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can a small sheep become a big orange balloon? With a lot of imagination and determination—anything is possible!

Toy Boat

Author: Randall De Sève
Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: 0399167978
Format: PDF, ePub
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A toy boat gets separated from its owner and has an adventure on the high seas.

The Duchess of Whimsy

Author: Randall de Sève
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101587520
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The great New Yorker artist Peter de Seve teams up with the author of bestselling Toy Boat in a slightly outrageous fairy tale. The Duchess of Whimsy is fancy and fussy—and definitely not ordinary—surrounding herself with wild friends, fabulous foods, and fancy dress. The Earl of Norm (ho hum) is completely ordinary, but he adores the Duchess. She ignores him, until the chef gets sick, and her friends have to make a super supper—which includes tracking down truffles, spinning sugar stars, and looking for quail eggs. But the Earl is hungry! He sneaks off to an ordinary grilled cheese sandwich—and suddenly takes the Duchess’s eye. Maybe there’s something to simplicity after all. Maybe there’s something to the Earl after all . . . This deliciously told and illustrated love story by the remarkable de Sèves shows how utterly charming and extraordinary a picture book can be.

Sparky

Author: Jenny Offill
Publisher:
ISBN: 0375870237
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A child takes a sloth named Sparky as a pet.

My Blue Is Happy

Author: Jessica Young
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763651257
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Child-friendly text and evocative images combine in a story that invites readers to explore the infinite possibilities of emotional expression through color, discussing how people respond differently when seeing colors and how these experiences help broaden the world in wonderful new ways.

Baby Penguins Everywhere

Author: Melissa Guion
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101647736
Format: PDF
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Can there be such a thing as too many adorable penguins? One day a penguin sees a most unusual sight: a hat floating in the icy water. Even more unusual? Out of the hat pops a baby penguin. But not just one baby penguin . . . or even two. But a third, and a fourth, and on and on! At first the mama penguin is happy for the company. Until she realizes that taking care of a family is very hard, very tiring work, and what she could really use is just a moment alone. Yet as newcomer Melissa Guion reminds us in her adorable debut picture book, alone time is all well and good, but, it's together time that's best of all. Perfect for any mama penguin with a family, or classroom, full of mischievous little ones.

Matilda s Cat

Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442475285
Format: PDF, Docs
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This delightful picture book with Emily Gravett’s signature twist ending sweetly depicts the relationship between a child and her beloved pet. Matilda is desperate to figure out what her cat will enjoy. She tries everything she can think of: climbing trees, playing with wool, even tea parties and dress-up games, but as Matilda gets more and more creative in her entertainment attempts, her cat moves from unimpressed to terrified. Will Matilda ever figure out what her cat likes? In the style of Dogs and Monkey and Me, this young picture book from Emily Gravett is an insightful, fond, and funny look at the relationship between a little girl and her cat that’s sure to strike a chord with anyone who’s ever loved a pet.

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

Author: Patricia Lockwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780985118228
Format: PDF, Docs
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Poetry. All wide awake in a state of delirium, Darcie Dennigan's MADAME X stands at the intersection of the surreal and the historical, an ill communication of the anxieties and ecstasies of the 21st century.

The Storytime Handbook

Author: Nina Schatzkamer Miller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603537
Format: PDF
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Fresh, fun ideas for children's storytime fill this book. The author, a long-time storytime facilitator, has put together 52 weekly themes plus additional plans for holidays, all with detailed instructions for talking about the theme and choosing the books, crafts, songs, poems, games and snacks. Each storytime idea is illustrated with photographs of a suggested craft and snack for easy reference. Libraries, bookstores, preschools and parents alike can use this book to offer themed storytimes that include discussion, literature, art, music, movement and food. Options are provided for each storytime, so the ideas can be used year after year.

Almost a Princess

Author: Jane Loeb Rubin
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1936236842
Format: PDF, ePub
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It’s been said that cancer is a disease that steals away the feeling of perfection. Author Jane Loeb Rubin is all too familiar with this feeling. In Almost a Princess, she presents a collection of essays that document her twice-fought battle with cancer. In this memoir, Rubin, a hospital administrator and two-time cancer survivor, shares her experiences from the dual perspectives of a patient and a health care professional. She reflects on her life growing up in a secular Jewish home with a hard-nosed but loving father, marrying her high school sweetheart at nineteen, raising three children as a divorced single parent, working in the health care field, remarrying in her forties, and becoming a grandmother—all with the wise insights gained from struggling with her own health challenges. Almost a Princess discusses the coping strategies Rubin developed for herself, provides insight for other cancer patients and their families, and reflects on what it means to be a survivor. She communicates the importance of embracing what we are given each day, doing the best we can with it, and feeling the joy and fulfillment that comes with our past, present, and ongoing life stories.