Sandpiper Childrens Books
Four pairs of eyes stare from the blackness to watch fearsome creatures trick-or-treat.
Katy, a brave and untiring tractor, who pushes a bulldozer in the summer and a snowplow in the winter, makes it possible for the t...ownspeople to do their jobs. read more
Who is Jane Moffat, anyway? She isn't the youngest in the family, and she isn't the oldest-she is always just Jane. How boring. So... Jane decides to become a figure of mystery . . . the mysterious "Middle Moffat." But being in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. In between not rescuing stray dogs, and losing and finding best friends, Jane must secretly look after the oldest inhabitant of Cranbury . . . so he can live to be one hundred. Between brushing her hair from her eyes and holding up her stockings, she has to help the girls' basketball team win the championship. And it falls to Jane-the only person in town with enough courage-to stand up to the frightful mechanical wizard, Wallie Bangs. Jane is so busy keeping Cranbury in order that she barely has time to be plain old Jane. Sometimes the middle is the most exciting place of all. . . . read more
"A-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff-and-a-huff-and-a-puff" "WHAT'S HAPPENING?" Tacky the penguin wants to know. The Winter Ga...mes, that's what's happening. And Tacky and his fellow penguins Goodly, Lovely, Angel, Neatly, and Perfect have to work hard to get in shape so they can represent Team Nice Icy Land in the athletic competitions. After rigorous training, they're ready - but are the games ready for Tacky? Will his antics keep Team Nice Icy Land from winning a medal? From bobsledless racing and ski jumping to speed skating, Tacky lends his unique, exuberant style to each competition. In laugh-out-loud scenes of Tacky and his fellow penguins' athletic debacles, Tacky reminds readers of the underlying joy and enthusiasm that propells athletes to greatness. So get ready to cheer for Team Nice Icy Land and let the games begin! read more
The other peacocks want Prewitt to move away, then they discover the benefits of his ferocious-looking tail.
When Possum wakes up one evening and sees the full harvest moon, he decides to throw one last party before the long winter. But ev...eryone is too busy preparing for winter and it looks as if nobody will come to Possum's party. read more
In this hilarious collection of twenty-one original animal poems and paintings, the animals are out in all their finned, furry, an...d feathered glory. From lobsters to rheas to fireflies, kiwis to camels to chameleons, here’s a beast for everyone to love! read more
Someone—or something—is making a mess of the classrooms and playing fields of Emerson Hicky Elementary, and it is up to Chet Gecko... and Natalie Attired to catch the culprit ... before it ruins the annual Science Fair. read more
How do you keep a crowd of energetic young penguins entertained? Put on a play, perhaps? But will they pay attention through an en...tire performance? If Tacky’s center stage, they might. Even in his flowing blond wig and little red skipping shoes,” everyone’s favorite misfit penguin imbues the character of Goldilocks with his own indomitable personality and style. So what if the set is in shambles? This is one performance Mrs. Beakly’s students won’t soon forget.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up read more
Old Witch, Little Witch Girl, Weeny Witch, and two real girls in a fantasy that blends the worlds of reality and imagination. A Ha...lloween classic about the power of make-believe. read more
Tacky the Penguin goes windsurfing and ends up on a tropical island, captive to an elephant who, upon seeing Tacky’s floral Hawaii...an shirt, mistakes him for a bouquet of flowers. The elephant thinks that Tacky would make a pretty centerpiece, so she arranges him in a vase and sets him on her table. Tacky’s fans are sure to delight in the show as Tacky uses all of his best penguin moves to wriggle himself out of this hilarious jungle mix-up. Only the team of Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger could pull off a tale of such far-fetched adventure. They are masters at the art of creating silly stories and beloved characters that make children laugh out loud. read more
Fox wants to go to the moon. Mole does not--at least not until he hears about the huge worms waiting up there for him to eat. So t...he two of them set off on their adventure, with a little help from a rope of grass and their friends the birds. The bilingual text and bold art showcase Lois Ehlert at her captivating best. read more
Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will h...e be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can! read more
Five new episodes in the friendship of two hippos: "The Tight Rope," "The Diary," "The Icky Story," "The Big Scare," "The Amusemen...t Park." read more
A vivid introduction to animals from all parts of the world, portraying them in their specialized environments with intricately de...tailed pictures.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/27/1993Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 5 and Up read more
Knocked from her mother’s safe embrace by an attacking owl, Stellaluna lands headfirst in a bird’s nest. This adorable baby fruit ...bat’s world is literally turned upside down when she is adopted by the occupants of the nest and adapts to their peculiar bird habits. Two pages of notes at the end of the story provide factual information about bats. “Delightful and informative but never didactic; a splendid debut.”--Kirkus Reviews read more
Everything you ever wanted to know about owls on the North American continent. Features the twenty-one species of owls and all the...ir vital statistics. Includes a detailed, illustrated glossary with maps showing residence and breeding ranges. read more
Climb the tallest mountain, dive into the deepest lake, and navigate the longest river in Steve Jenkins' stunning new book that ex...plores the wonders of the natural world. With his striking cut paper collages, Jenkins majestically captures the grand sense of scale, perspective and awe that only mother earth can inspire. read more
On Katy's birthday, all of her animal friends come to the party dressed in clothes of different colors.
The three goat brothers brave the terrible troll in a colorful version of the classic tale.
In five brief episodes two hippos confirm their friendship: "The Fibber," "The Experiment," "The Picnic," "The Scary Movie!," "The... Secret Club."Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/23/1979Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up read more
Marly and her family share many adventures when they move from the city to a farmhouse on Maple Hill.
While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Moth...er Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same. read more
When accidents happen to Murdley Gurdson, they are usually his own fault, but when a bird lays an egg on Murdley's head one day, h...e tries hard to find someone else to blame.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/26/1989Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up read more
The biggest snake, the anaconda, can swallow a deer or goat whole. The smallest mammal, the Etruscan shrew, could easily sleep in ...a teaspoon. In a striking full-color collage, each spread of Biggest, Strongest, Fastest portrays an animal that stands out in the animal world as the largest, slowest, longest lived. Readers can see the animal's size in relation to something familiar, and a chart on the last page indicates the size, weight, and diet of each animal, as well as where it can be found in the wild. Biggest, Strongest, Fastest is an entertaining, informative introduction to the "world records" held by fourteen members of the animal kingdom. read more
Sixth-grader Jeremy Thatcher discovers a strange magic shop he has never seen before. He enters, and his life is changed forever. ...Buying what he thinks is a marble, he discovers he has really purchased a dragon’s egg. read more
The captain of this brave and bumbling pirate crew has ordered them to capture the entire alphabet--and they'll walk the plank if ...they're missing a single letter! Now these swashbuckling mateys are embarking on an alphabet adventure unlike any other, and they won't (ahem, can't) rest until they've found an A, a Z, and everything in between.June Sobel's hilarious text and Henry Cole's adventurous animal pirates harmonize in an irresistible book for alphabet-learning, pirate-loving kids everywhere. read more
When an armadillo named Sasparillo wants to know where on earth he is, he leaves his home in San Antonio and travels north through... the canyons and prairies of Texas. In Amarillo he meets an eagle and, with her help, finds the answer to his question—as well as lots of adventures. read more
Wings carry tiny insects, fluttering butterflies, backyard birds, and they even propelled some dinosaurs up and through the skies.... Find out how, when, and why birds and beasts have taken to the air, and discover how wings work in this informative and brilliantly illustrated book about flight. read more
Big Audrey is a girl . . . with cat’s whiskers . . . and sort of cat’s eyes. But, is there an other cat-whiskered, sort of cat-eye...d girl? Big Audrey waves goodbye to her friends Iggy and Neddie, Seamus, and Crazy Wig, in Los Angeles and hitches a ride with bongo-playing-while-driving Marlon Brando across the country to Poughkeepsie, New York, city of mystery. She finds she has questions needing answers—and a bit of inter-plane-of-existence traveling to do. Big Audrey and her telepathic friend Molly zigzag off on an incredibly strange and kooky adventure, and solve the mystery of the cat-whiskered doppelganger. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/2/2011Pages: 288Reading Level: Age 9 and Up read more
The morning begins like any other. Albert reaches out the window to check the weather. But from the moment a twig lands in the pal...m of his hand, life is never the same. read more
A porcupine named Fluffy is happier with his name after he meets a similarly misnamed rhinoceros.
Wombat loves everything about Christmas--especially the Nativity play. He's wanted to be in it for as long as he can remember. At ...last he's old enough to try out. But at the auditions, the first part goes to someone else. So does the next. And the next . . . Will there be a part left for Wombat? read more
It’s common knowledge that Tacky was never the best-dressed penguin, but when he and his friends prepare for the arrival of the em...peror, Tacky gets carried away and ends up in more than just elegant attire! Tacky brings his own unique brand of humor and entertainment to the emperor’s visit. Here is another wacky addition to Tacky’s myriad adventures in which friendship, kindness, and laughter always win out! Tacky fans will be carried to new heights of hilarity by this Tacky tale. read more
Just as in the story that Grand Nanny Penguin is telling, Little Penguin slides down hills, dances with wild, silly, goony birds, ...and almost gets eaten by a whale. “The deep greens, bright yellows, and glacial blues depict a northern world of fun and frolic that is warm and appealing.”--Booklist read more
Roy Tucker and his Brooklyn Dodgers teammates summon every ounce of their collective skill to fight for the greatest title in base...ball--World Series champs.Includes an introduction by Bruce Brooks. read more
George and Martha: The Best of Friends contains the classic stories “The Attic” and “The Surprise” and includes fun and educationa...l activities!Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/29/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up read more
A wise tale of a little princess who wanted the moon and got it. “Grown-ups themselves will find the book hilariously funny. . . .... The lovely, squiggly illustrations in color are exactly right.”--The New Yorker read more
From the familiar roadrunner and common crow to the exotic quetzal and Andean cock-of-the-rock, this unusual aviary of twenty-one ...colorful creatures soars with feathery frivolity.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/6/2000Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up read more
The little house first stood in the country, but gradually the city moved closer and closer.
The "lovable muttonheads" are off to the store in search of the perfect birthday gift in this latest in the sheep series of rhymed... read-alouds. read more
What would you do if something wanted to eat you? Walk on water? Stick out your tongue? Play dead? Animals in the wild use all kin...ds of methods to protect themselves from their enemies. Using dynamic and intricate cut-paper collages, Steve Jenkins explores the many fascinating and unique defense mechanisms creatures use to escape from danger. read more
Droofus the kindly dragon has a price on his head, but the small boy who befriends him refuses to sell him to the king.Book Detail...s:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 3/23/1983Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 5 and Up read more
“A young hunter is trapped on an ice floe and marooned on a barren island. . . . The Eskimo survives freezing weather, an attack b...y a polar bear, and the long journey that brings him safely home. . . . The author’s distinctive drawings help make this a memorable book.”--The New York Times Book Review read more
The lively imagination of Caldecott medalist David Wiesner forecasts astounding goings-on for a Tuesday in the not too distant fut...ure -- an occurrence of gigantic vegetal proportions. read more
Lyrical prose and warm watercolor illustrations bring a "certain part of the country called Appalachia" alive for young readers. T...wo award-winning artists, forever touched by their experiences growing up in this unique landscape, have teamed to create a quietly powerful and beautifully crafted portrait of life in a timeless place. read more
With warmth and humor, the beloved author and Caldecott Honor illustrator Paul Galdone masterfully retells the generations-old fai...ry tale of the Gingerbread Boy who escapes one mouth only to find himself in another. After the cookie boy’s dramatic escape from the little old woman’s oven, he runs and runs, shouting “Catch me if you can!” to his various hungry pursuers, the last of whom is a smarty-pants fox who eats him—gulp! Action-packed storytelling and plenty of repetition—along with Galdone’s comical ink-and-wash illustrations—are the perfect recipe for a perennial story-hour favorite. read more
Five additional stories about the friendship between two hippos: "The Box," "The High Board," "The Trick," "The Job," "The Book."
A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted... generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity. read more
The award-winning team of What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? and Move! once again create a nonfiction picture book that is amaz...ingly beautiful, fun, and filled with all sorts of interesting facts. Here, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page investigate sibling relationships throughout the animal kingdom. In this book you will learn that anteaters are always only children and nine-banded armadillos are always born as identical quadruplets. You will also learn that falcons play-hunt in the sky and that hyena cubs fight to the death. This is the perfect book for animal lovers young and old! read more