Richard Scarry’s Colors by Richard Scarry

With art by Richard Scarry, you know this is going to be more than your average color concept book: it educates and entertains too! Bright and fun to look at, it offers plenty of amusement and action on every page. And as they’re enjoying the lively pictures, toddlers will learn some simple color basics in the most delightful way.

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10 Little Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental

This inventive pop-up, featuring the mischievous stars of Jean-Luc Fromental and Joëlle Jolivet’s 365 Penguins, starts with ten penguins on an icy shore. One by one, they playfully disappear from the scene as the text counts down from ten to zero. The flaps embedded in the book facilitate the story—readers can make the penguins disappear and reappear! It’s a stylish, humorous take on a counting book with winter-friendly, penguin-filled pop-ups.

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P is for Pumpkin by Kathy-jo Wargin

“For God made the Earth—He made everything! He makes all the wonders each season will bring. He changes the colors on leaves big and small, red, brown and yellow to tell us it’s Fall. He turns the fields into ribbons of Gold, sparkling with frost as the autumn grows cold.” Destined to become a family keepsake, this unique, jacketed hardcover celebrates the wonders of an entire season. With help from the alphabet, preschoolers journey through God’s harvest blessings—in the process discovering just how much there is to be thankful for! The fun is infectious as they learn to appreciate autumn for its beauty and bounty, opportunities to celebrate with friends and family, and traditions like barn dances, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, and more.

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Ten Sleepy Sheep by Phyllis Root & Susan Gaber

Outside in the farmyard, ten lively lambs would rather play than go to sleep. Off they scamper; off they skip. But the sun is sinking, the stars are twinkling, sleepy eyes can’t stay open, and one by one, ten drowsy sheep drop off to sleep in a cozy country countdown. With rhythmic, lyrical language and pastoral scenes of lambs drifting off wherever they may, author and artist blend the perfect potion to ease even spirited little ones into sweet dreams.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful by Claire Page

An interactive, memorable way to introduce God’s Creation to children.

This beautiful book that looks at the wonder of creation, with each spread focusing particularly on one line from the classic hymn:

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small
All animals weird and wonderful
The Lord God made them all!

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Discover God’s Story…

Fully Illustrated Bible Handbook in Chronological Order Item 021532410 The Bible appears to be a book of many great stories, but it is actually one story—the divinely woven account of God’s plan for humankind, from the first person on the planet until the end of the world we know. Whether you are a longtime student of the Bible or the Bible is the best book you’ve never read, Discovering God’s Story is a deep but approachable exploration of the world’s most influential and best-selling book of all time. Each fully illustrated page features: Summaries of each event and its main themes Classic art illustration in full color and historical images Time lines that set each event in the context of world history Daily reading suggestions to help you place each event in Scripture Hardcover, 224 pages. Preorder and save! $20.99 (save $4.00) Available from Standard Publishing in October. If you. . .

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Aaargh! Can you find the hidden treasure?

As you “yarrr” and “ahoy” your way through the weekend, make sure to board our treasure-laden ship and grab up all the booty you can haul away. It’s “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on Sunday, September 19th, and we’re celebrating the whole weekend by marking our buccaneer bounty 20% off! You can also plunder our site for 20 totally free e-books from now until September 22nd. Just look for the treasure chests we’ve buried throughout our site, then click on them to get your free swag from your favorite publishers! You have 5 days, 4 hours and 33 minutes to weigh anchor, set sail, and enjoy the plunder!

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My Name is Not Isabella by Jennifer Fosberry & Mike Litwin

Do you remember who you wanted to be when you were a kid?

In this beautifully written picture book by Jennifer Fosberry, Isabella takes a trip through history pretending to be some of the groundbreaking women who changed history. Isabella’s imagination turns on an ordinary day into an extraordinary adventure as Annie the Sharpshooter, Rosa the activist, Marie the scientist, and many more. This heartwarming tale empowers young girls to realize their true capabilities while inspiring them to let their own personalities shine.

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FREE Shipping from SigningTime!

FREE Shipping from SigningTime! Now until September 30th get FREE Shipping on any order of $100 or more! Our award–winning Signing Time DVDs will help you and your child learn basic American Sign Language (ASL) vocabulary words. Signing Time has developed a program that truly makes learning sign language easy, entertaining and fun for children of all ages! The Signing Time program has spread by word of mouth to all 50 states and over 20 countries. Signing Time is used widely by educators, pediatricians, home-schoolers, speech therapists, public schools, daycare centers, libraries, and families as the most fun and easy way to introduce children to sign language. Our DVDs are captivating and entertaining for families as well as for children. They teach basic American Sign Language in a fun and engaging way.

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Made By God (I Can Read!)

Lately I have been reading a lot myself about educating a child, one of the things that I have come across time and again is a recommendation for the faith-based I CAN READ! series from Zondervan. New as of this month, August 2010 are a few great I CAN READ! Books in a Made By God Series. These are so great! In the library and at every possible place to buy books I have seen the I CAN READ! books, grocery stores, super stores and chain booksellers as well as our local indie. I never really picked them up, but I’ve been meaning to. Now after experiencing these I know I need to go find more and I’m sure we’ll have dozens of these as her reading years go on. Just right books are judged by: sentence / book length vocabulary and language structure text layout and picture support text. . .

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