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$16.95 $12.42

In this appealing addition to the acclaimed About… series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand langua...ge to teach children what parrots are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of parrots, from the colorful Blue Lorikeets of the Polynesian Islands to the Rosy-faced Lovebirds of southwestern Africa. An afterword provides details on the parrots featured and inspires readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

Educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what the birds called raptors are, how... they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides details on the raptors featured and inspires young readers to learn more about these birds of prey. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.87

In this latest book in the acclaimed About... series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to... teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba to the largest the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more about them. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$8.95

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of birds.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educ...ator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse and natural world of birds. An afterword provides further details on the birds featured and inspires young readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.91

In this latest book in the acclaimed About … series, educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to ...teach children what the birds called raptors are, how they look, how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of raptors, from the majestic Bald Eagle of North America to the sharp-eyed Secretary Bird of Africa. An afterword provides details on the raptors featured and inspires young readers to learn more about these birds of prey. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of birds.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educ...ator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse and natural world of birds. An afterword provides further details on the birds featured and inspires young readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.42

This beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the natural world of birds.In this addition to the acclaimed About… series, educ...ator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what birds are, what they do, and how they live. With beautifully detailed, realistic paintings, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill introduces readers to the diverse and natural world of birds. An afterword provides further details on the birds featured and inspires young readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

Educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what hummingbirds are, how they look, ...how they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to many varieties of hummingbirds, from the smallest type the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba to the largest the Giant Hummingbirds of the Andes Mountains in South America. An afterword provides details on the hummingbirds featured and inspires young readers to learn more about them. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95 $6.58

From trumpeting like an elephant to howling like a wolf, author-illustrator John Butler delights the very young with this simple, ...interactive look at different animals and the noises they make.Butler s lavish double-page portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text invites young children to mimic the animals sounds. When all the animals are quiet, readers are encouraged to imitate their animal friends one last time: It s time to gently close your eyes and fall fast asleep. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

Educator and author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children what penguins are, how they look, how ...they move, what they eat, and where they live. Illustrator John Sill introduces readers to a variety of penguins, from the Adélie to the Rockhopper to the Emperor. An afterword provides details on the animals featured and inspires young readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of bats includes a call to action to protect these creatures and their habita...ts. Part of the acclaimed series from this author and illustrator team, A Place for Bats uses simple yet informative language to introduce young readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect bat populations. Describing various examples, the text provides an intriguing look at bats, the ecosystems that support their survival, and the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the award-winning author, Melissa Stewart offers readers suggestions for what they can do to help protect these special creatures in their own communities. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95

In a soothing bedtime story featuring an easy, rhyming text and beautifully evocative, detailed art, various animals around the wo...rld put their young to bed for the night. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95

Rose and her brothers mock the crazy old Birdman, who sits in his wheelchair surrounded by ugly gray pigeons. The birdman thinks h...is pigeons are beautiful, but the only things Rose thinks are beautiful are gardens full of red and yellow and blue flowers. The Birdman fills Rose s hand with seeds and tells her they are magic if she plants them outside her window they will grow a garden. Her brothers don t believe, but Rose sets the seeds out and waits. Soon, just as the Birdman promised, a garden appears before her eyes a musical flurry of blue and red and yellow birds, drawn to Rose s window by seed magic. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $13.31

You’ll be amazed to discover all the different reasons why animals have spots!What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they ha...ve them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to the many ways in which animals benefit from their spots. Back matter tells a little bit more about each animal, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end! read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.86

Melissa Stewart shares with young readers the basic facts about butterflies, including how they transform from caterpillars to but...terflies, where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information about how human action has harmed butterflies in the past, and the many ways people can protect certain butterfly populations, like by preserving forests and meadows and cutting down on pesticide use. Also included are pointers on how youngsters can help butterflies in their own neighborhood.Stewart reminds children of the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Bond's realistically detailed illustrations highlight the diversity of the species, from the Schaus swallowtail butterflies in southern Florida to the endangered Mitchell's satyrs. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$8.95

A patterned parade of animals comes to life!Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide rang...e of striped animals. Susan Stockdale’s bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons stripes are so often found in nature. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end! read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.81

We go inside when the rain comes down, but where do animals go? That depends on the kind of animal and where it lives. Bees hide i...n hives and ants stay safe in underground nests. Squirrels pull their long bushy tails over their heads like umbrellas. Caterpillars crawl under leaves. This new book for young readers offers a first glimpse at how different animals in different habitats behave during a thunderstorm.In simple, easy-to-understand language, veteran children s book author Melissa Stewart takes a lyrical look at the behavior of animals in forests, fields, wetlands, and deserts and briefly describes how each creature interacts with its rained-soaked environment. Constance Bergum s soft, watercolor paintings colorfully depict the animals and special features of each habitat. Individual sidebar and panel illustrations provide close-up details of the natural world. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $13.22

When Agatha buys a new feather bed and six angry naked geese show up to get their feathers back, the incident reminds her to think... about where things come from read more

Peachtree Publishers
$8.95

When Mary McBlicken the prairie chicken hears a rumblin’ and a grumblin’, she sets off to warn her friends in this prairie-style t...wist on Chicken Little.Mary McBlicken is sure a stampede’s a comin’! She hurries to the ranch, gathering up her friends―a prairie dog, a jack rabbit, and a meadowlark―along the way. Before the fine feathered and furry folks get to their destination, they encounter a coyote who says he knows a shortcut. Should they trust him? Will they find Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan in time? And where is that rumbling coming from anyway?Jackie Mims Hopkins brings readers a hilarious, prairie-style rendition of a well-loved tale. Henry Cole’s energetic illustrations perfectly complement the hilarity and will have readers laughing out loud. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.87

When the sun is shining brightly, people put on sunscreen or scurry inside to cool off. But how do wild animals react to the sizzl...ing heat? Journey from your neighborhood to a field where an earthworm loops its long body into a ball underground, to a desert where a jackrabbit loses heat through its oversized ears, to a wetland where a siren salamander burrows into the mud to stay cool, and to a seashore where a sea star hides in the shade of a seaweed mat. In simple yet informative language, Beneath the Sun shows young readers how the animals who live there survive the hottest time of the year. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95 $5.70

In this counting book, Daisy's mother tells her of the many animals in the world who swim and play and fly while Daisy is asleep, ...from one tiger hunting in the jungle to ten penguins jumping out of the icy sea. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95

All people sleep. So do all other mammals. Birds sleep, too. Even snakes, fish, and insects have a way of sleeping. How different ...animals sleep on land, in water, and in the air and the special ways they do it is the subject of this fascinating book for young readers. Using accessible language and scientifically accurate terms, author Mary Batten shows how animals sleep in very different ways and for various lengths of time depending on their size, their physiology, and their habitat. From three-toed sloths hanging from tree branches to dolphins dozing near the ocean s surface, Batten presents a rich variety of wildlife and animal behavior. Additional information about the featured animals as well as simple explanations of terms such as hibernation and torpor are included in sidebars throughout the book. Enhancing the text are illustrator Higgins Bond s vivid, realistic wildlife illustrations feature animals in their natural environments. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $13.45

The Ten in the Den are playing again! In the dusky meadow, Bear and friends are playing hide-and-seek. But will they be able to fi...nd everyone before bedtime? And just where is Little Mouse. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.27

A journey through the fields, forests, ponds and wetlands to see how animals survive in the snowy winter months, and when the sun'...s rays grow stronger, join all the animals as they get ready for springtime. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $12.32

In this sequel to The Library Dragon, Miss Lotty is finally checking herself out of the Sunrise Elementary School Library, but not... before Lotta Scales makes one final, fiery stand.After 557 years of faithful service, Miss Lotty is retiring from guarding books. But before she can check out of Sunrise Elementary for good, disaster strikes. Someone has ordered to have all the books removed from the library and replaced with machines! It’s enough to make Lotty feel a little…dragon-like. When she bursts into a fiery rage, only one thing can make her shed her scales: assurance that someone will fight to keep her precious books in the hands of Sunrise’s children. A surprise visit from her old friend Molly Brickmeyer reassures her that the library is safe for now and will remain a place where kids can UNPLUG, for the love of books.Carmen Agra Deedy’s timely and humorous tale is paired with Michael P. White’s lively illustrations to create an unforgettable sequel with an important message for librarians and students alike. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95

When Sunrise Elementary School advertised for a thick-skinned librarian with a burning love of books, Miss Lotta Scales knew she w...as perfect for the job. Who could guard books better than a REAL dragon?"She kept a fiery eye out to make sure no one removed any books from the shelves.... The very thought of sticky little fingers touching and clutching, pawing and clawing, smearing and tearing her precious books just made her hot under the collar."The teachers, singed and scorched, formed a delegation. But not even sweet Miss Lemon could convince Miss Lotta Scales that "the library belongs to the children."Fortunately, nearsighted Molly Rickmeyer stumbles into a copy of Snuff the Magic Dragon and reads the tale out loud. Her storytelling beckons the children back to the library and brings them face to face with the Library Dragon. Can an open book temper the flames of the school's hot-headed librarian? read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $14.76

Tapir wants to express himself, but he can’t find the words! Tapir and his friends all have nice new notebooks, just waiting to be... filled. Giraffe decides to write a poem, Hippo writes a story, and Flamingo composes a beautiful song. But poor Tapir can’t think of anything to write ―and the harder he tries the more upset he becomes! But everything starts to change when Tapir stops trying to write and begins to draw.This gentle story from author and illustrator Natalie Russell will inspire even the littlest artists to find their creative spark. read more

Peachtree Publishers
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Papa, why can't I fly? a boy asks his father. His father's simple answer leads to another question, and then another, until the fa...ther playfully demonstrates to his son all the things the child can do. In the end the boy discovers that with a little imagination and some help from his dad he can fly-even without wings!Author-illustrator Kevin Luthardt's highly expressive, comical full-color illustrations and simply worded text captures the special bond of love between father and son. Readers will enjoy the playful fun and easy-going relationship depicted in this delightful story. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $15.33

A young boy discovers that he has worries and fears that appear to him as dragons, and he shares what he learns about living with ...them, in a gently humorous, reassuring story about childhood fears. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $12.22

All of Penguin s friends are excited about the upcoming talent show, but Penguin can t seem to figure out what his talent is. He t...ries juggling appliances with Bear, doing magic tricks with Rabbit, and burping the alphabet with Fox, but he doesn t seem to be good at any of it. Stuck behind the scenes organizing, Penguin leaves the contest saddened, the only one who hasn t received a medal. His friends decide to throw him a party to make him feel better, but their festivities fizzle. That s when Penguin discovers he might have some special skills after all as he sets to work planning them all the best party ever. Author and Illustrator Alex Latimer s quirky charm lights up the pages of this humorous picture book about finding your true talent. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $12.94

This beginner's guide explores the major attributes of Seashores and showcases their remarkable diversity using examples from arou...nd the globe. In this addition to the About Habitats series, award-winning author Cathryn Sill uses simple, easy-to-understand language to teach children about seashores and what kinds of animals and plants live there. John Sill's detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the wide variety of seashore topography. A glossary and afterword provide further fascinating details about the wetlands to inspire readers to learn more. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.64

The story of Ninny and his tailor grandfather, Oppa, is told from the perspective of Ninny's best friend, Bessie, and explains how... Oppa taught them that every human being has the right to dance, to sing, and to tell stories. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95

Brightly colored, richly textured illustrations and an energetic rhyming text introduce young readers to distinctive birds and the...ir unique qualities. From the Blue-footed Booby to the Red-billed Oxpecker, the breadth of bird life depicted in this stunning book will captivate young ornithologists. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$6.95

Join in the fun with all the little animals from around the world. Can you cuddle like a koala, holding on tight? Or can you creep... like a mouse in the pale moonlight? Can you leap like a frog in the bubbling stream? Or can you stretch like a tiger, waking from a dream? With so many animal actions to copy, even little ones will want to join in with the rhyme, until they're ready to curl up like a squirrel, getting ready for the night! John Butler's beautiful illustrations and delightful text capture these animal antics perfectly. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95 $7.93

From a pretty peacock (oooh!) to some slimy slugs (yuck!), the animals depicted by acclaimed illustrator-author John Butler will d...elight the very young. This simple, interactive look at various animals and the responses they evoke will coax giggles and spirited responses from young children as they follow along. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $14.42

Birds come in all sorts of interesting shapes, sizes, and colors and many of them can do amazing things as well. Can you imagine......Dancing birds,Diving birds,Hanging birds,Hiding birds...They're all real!In her latest book, noted author-illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to both exotic and familiar birds in energetic rhyming text. The bright, bold colors and crisp, clean lines of Stockdale's birds, depicted in their natural habitats, can't help but grab your attention. An afterword identifies each animal and tells a little bit about it and where it lives. read more

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$7.95

In this prairie-style twist on Chicken Little, Mary McBlicken hears a rumble and is sure a stampede's a comin'! She sets off to wa...rn Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan, gathering up her friends along the way. Before they can get there, though, the band of prairie critters gets tricked by a mean Coyote and trapped in his evil den. Will the friends escape in time? And where is that rumbling coming from after all? read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95 $7.93

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the wa...y. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow’s hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? This clever story written and illustrated by Ken Brown poses a problem and offers a creative solution that young children will delight in discovering. Brown’s bright watercolors and gentle tone will keep readers captivated read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $13.56

In this prairie-style twist on Chicken Little, Mary McBlicken hears a rumble and is sure a stampede s a comin ! She sets off to wa...rn Cowboy Stan and Red Dog Dan, gathering up her friends along the way. Before they can get there though, the band of prairie critters gets tricked by a mean Coyote and trapped in his evil den. Will the friends escape in time? And where is that rumbling coming from after all? read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $7.95

In simple yet informative language, A Place for Birds introduces young readers to the ways human action or inaction can affect bir...d populations and opens kids' minds to a wide range of environmental issues. Describing various examples, the text provides an intriguing look at birds, at the ecosystems that support their survival, and at the efforts of some people to save them. At the end of the book, the author offers readers a list of things they can do to help protect these special creatures in their own communities. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $13.87

A patterned parade of animals comes to life!Bouncy, alliterative rhyme and gorgeous illustrations introduce readers to a wide rang...e of striped animals. Susan Stockdale’s bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons stripes are so often found in nature. An afterword provides more information about each featured animal and where it lives, and explains the role its stripes play. Readers can test their knowledge of animal stripes with a fun matching game at the end! read more

Peachtree Publishers
$8.95 $8.04

You’ll be amazed to discover all the different reasons why animals have spots!What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they ha...ve them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to the many ways in which animals benefit from their spots. Back matter tells a little bit more about each animal, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end! read more

Peachtree Publishers
$7.95

Following a blustery night, Angela Bowling finds a baby bird blown out of his nest. Her sense of duty compels her to wrap him up c...arefully in her scarf and take him home. She names him Augustus and he quickly becomes more to her than just a bird to be looked after. He's her little Loveykins. read more

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$7.95 $7.73

When Agatha buys a new feather bed and six angry naked geese show up to get their feathers back, the incident reminds her to think... about where things come from read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $14.15

This fact-filled, colorful look at the amazing world of birds includes a call to action to protect these beautiful creatures. In t...his simple introduction to birds and ecology, Melissa Stewart describes the behavior and beauty of birds and describes specific ways people can help protect them and their natural habitats. Children learn basic facts about birds, including where they live, what they eat, and how they benefit plants and other animals. Sidebars throughout the book contain information on human action that has harmed birds and the many ways people can protect certain bird populations, such as by preserving forests and meadows and cutting down on pesticide use. Pointers on how youngsters can help birds in their own neighborhood are also included. Author Melissa Stewart offers children a glimpse into the interconnectedness of our world and shows how the actions of one species can inadvertently harm another. Illustrator Higgins Bond s colorful, realistically detailed watercolor illustrations highlight the diversity of the species from the crested honeycreeper of Hawaii to the Florida scrub jay. read more

Peachtree Publishers
$16.95 $15.37

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A young girl’s ordinary journey through the jungle turns into an amusing adventure, thanks to a few surprising encounters along th...e way.Beatrice sets out through the lush African jungle to visit her beloved granddad. She carries with her a bunch of beautiful bananas as a special gift for him. But her journey is interrupted as she encounters friendly but mischievous animals, including a giraffe, a parrot, monkeys…even a swarm of bees. When she loses the bananas, every animal tries to replace them with something special, but each gift gets lost in turn. Finally a friendly elephant reaches high into the trees. Will Granddad get his beautiful bananas after all?Laird’s clever, circular folktale is complemented by illustrator Liz Pichon’s bright, bold images of the African jungle and the colorful and exotic animals that live there. read more

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$15.95 $15.20

Pi-shu, a young panda, and his mother are forced to search for a safer place to live as humans begin to destroy their natural habi...tat. read more

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Can a perky little bird with an eye for neatness and a very messy monster find a way to be friends? Kalinka's a showy little bird ...with an eye for neatness, but her grumpy neighbor Grakkle doesn't care one bit about cleaning. He just wants to relax in his favorite chair and soak his feet in a cool bucket of pickle juice. "Grakk!" he complains as Kalinka "tidies up" his messes. "You’re welcome," she responds. They simply aren't on the same wavelength. Can an unfortunate accident plus a little humor and empathy help an odd couple like this see eye to eye? read more

Peachtree Publishers
$15.95 $13.43

In this spirited spin on a classic tale, three fun-loving armadillo sisters―Lilly, Jilly, and Dilly―need to cross a busy highway t...o get to the new dance hall.They decide the safest option is to scurry through the culvert that runs under the road. But inside the culvert lurks a spindly legged coyote with a big appetite for “armadilly chili.” The littlest sister, Lilly, manages to fast-talk her way past the coyote, as does her older sister, Jilly. When the coyote sees the size of the eldest, Dilly, she really starts licking her chops. But Dilly Armadilly Tuff is a stubborn gal with her own ideas about what a lonely coyote really needs!Jackie Mims Hopkins’ hilarious retelling of the classic children’s story “Three Billy Goats Gruff” features a southwestern twang and a delightful surprise ending. S. G. Brooks’ lighthearted, appealing illustrations bring the colorful characters to life. read more

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