Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin

Cavorting monsters who scribble scribble come up with color combinations that are sure to dazzle.

Different-colored monsters happily howl, growl, and roar for more as they mix and match primary colors to make new shades and hues. While everyone might know that yellow and blue make green, it has never been created in such an unusual and celebratory way! In this wild and colorful romp, small gray monsters morph into big, colorful ones as the book progresses. Never has color been presented in such enthusiastic and exuberant style. Never have monsters been so creative and appealing.

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K is for Kite: God’s Springtime Alphabet now available in paperback!

*Originally posted in April 2012* K is for Kite by Kathy-jo Wargin, Illustrated by Kim Gatto God’s Springtime Alphabet Genre: Christian Picture Book – Alphabet Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover Date Published: February 19, 2012 (orig. Feb 16, 2010) Publisher: Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan “Hooray, it’s spring! We love April showers, blessing the earth to bring beautiful flowers.” From A to Z, children will bounce along the alphabet celebrating the newness of God’s springtime and all the beauty it brings. There are butterflies to catch and kites to fly, lambs to cuddle and tulips to gather! As soft April showers make our hearts sing, let’s find the sweetness of God’s gentle spring. Discover both God’s world and the alphabet through the refreshing newness of springtime experiences. Beautiful illustrations and playful poetry fill this book with everything spring from A to Z. From the first April shower to flying kites and. . .

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Emeraldalicious by Victoria Kann

Pinkalicious combines magic, love, and imagination to turn an ordinary place into an Emeraldalicious world.

Pinkalicious and her brother, Peter, decide to take a trip to their favorite park. But when they arrive, they discover that the park isn’t as clean and green as it used to be. To make matters worse, Pinkalicious’s favorite wand breaks! Luckily, Pinkalicious knows just what to do: Using some sticks and flowers, she creates a beautiful, pinkerrific wand perfect for the park-a wand she soon discovers has magical powers. Together, Pinkalicious and Peter take turns using the wand to make wishes-showing their love for all things green and making the park a more pinkatastic place. Piles of trash magically transform into castles, thrones, and more! Pinkalicious shows the world that with a little imagination and a lot of love, the world can always be emeraldalicious.

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Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist

Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Readers Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3 Pages: 40 Hardcover 10 x 8 Date Published: January 2nd, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins This simple celebration of life, nature, and friendship will better any mood-even that of a very grumpy Goat! He’s cranky, he’s hungry, and he’s never had a friend. He is one grumpy goat, and he’s making a terrible mess at Sunny Acres Farm. That is, until one special flower stops him in his tracks. And once Goat opens his eyes, his heart is soon to follow. Brett Helquist’s luminous, sunny paintings bring this simple, inspirational story to life, along with a band of the most charming farmyard friends, to demonstrate how stopping to smell the flowers really can change everything. I love the illustrations in this book and it is a great little story for teaching kids about how. . .

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The Berenstain Bears Get Involved

Children ages 4-7 are not only learning to read, but also forming lifetime morals. In The Berenstain Bears Get Involved, a storm hits Bear Country and homes are in danger of flooding. The Bear family joins a rescue team at the Chapel in the Woods, and their combined selfless efforts save the homes that are in danger. Through this timeless story, children are shown how to respond with compassion in moments of community crisis.

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Charlie and the Christmas Kitty by Ree Drummond

New York Times bestselling author, Food Network Star and The Pioneer Woman herself Ree Drummond gives the perfect Christmas gift — MORE CHARLIE! After hitting The New York Times list at #1, Charlie the Ranch Dog is back in a holiday story about getting into the holiday spirit and embracing even the most unexpected gifts!

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur…and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.

One day-for no particular reason-they decided to tidy up their house, fluffing up the beds and preparing pudding of varying temperatures. And then-for no particular reason-they decided to go…someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl.

Definitely not!

This new take on a fairy-tale classic is so funny and so original-it could only come from the brilliant mind of Mo Willems.

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Holiday Gift Guide with HarperCollins Children’s Books!

The Berenstain Bears Old Fashioned Christmas by Jan Berenstain Nothing Ever Happens at the South Pole by Jan & Stan Berenstain It’s Christmas! by Jack Prelutsky A Perfect Day by Carin Berger Santa On the Loose by Bruce Hale, illustrated by Dave Garbot Snowman Magic by Katherine Tegen, illustrated by Brandon Dorman Goodnight Moon Cloth Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd Little Bo in London by Julie Andrews Edwards, illustrated by Henry Cole Henry Goes Skating by Brian Biggs (I Can Read!) Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems Penny and Her Doll by Kevin Henkes The Wonderful World of Fancy Nancy by Jane O’Connor, illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

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The Legend of the Candy Cane by Lori Walburg

Revisit this timeless tale in the newly illustrated edition of a phenomenally successful Christmas classic (over 500,000 sold).

From New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey and bestselling author Lori Walburg comes an update of a classic-the newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Candy Cane. This edition renews the wonder and charm of the original timeless tale with vibrant new illustrations that bring this holiday classic to life for a new generation. When a stranger rides into a small prairie town one dark November night, questions arise. Who is he? Why has he come? As the townspeople speculate, a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town’s dreams. This inspirational story focuses on the importance of Jesus as it explains the Christian symbolism behind the familiar Christmastime candy canes.

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Pete the Cat Saves Christmas by Eric Litwin and James Dean

Santa knows just who to call when he needs help delivering presents on Christmas-everyone’s favorite groovy cat!

‘Twas the day before Christmas and Santa was ill.
In the cold winter wind he had caught a bad chill.
Will Christmas be canceled? Will it come to that?
“Never!” cried Santa. “Let’s call Pete the Cat!”

In this rockin’ new spin on the traditional tale “The Night Before Christmas,” Pete the Cat proves that giving your all in the spirit of Christmas is the totally groovy thing to do.

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Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxas

Experience the true story from American history about the spiritual roots and historical beginnings of Thanksgiving.

This entertaining and historical story shows that the actual hero of Thanksgiving was neither white nor Indian but God. In 1608, English traders came to Massachusetts and captured a twelve-year-old Indian, Squanto, and sold him into slavery. He was raised by Christians and taught faith in God. Ten years later he was sent home to America. Upon arrival, he learned an epidemic had wiped out his entire village. But God had plans for Squanto. God delivered a Thanksgiving miracle: an English-speaking Indian living in the exact place where the Pilgrims landed in a strange new world.

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A Perfect Day by Carin Berger

With her signature stunning cut-paper illustrations, Carin Berger celebrates everything that is wonderful about a crisp, snowy day. A perfect day and a perfect winter companion to her New York Times Best Illustrated Book, The Little Yellow Leaf.

After it snows and snows and snows, what could be better than going outside and making the first tracks? How about snowball fights, building snowmen, ice skating, sledding, and going home to steaming mugs of hot chocolate? And doing all of these things with your very best friends? Carin Berger’s spare text and enchanting cut-paper collages-made from old books, torn paper, catalogs, and ephemera-capture every magical moment of a snowy winter day. The award-winning artist has created a spectacular and satisfying winter companion to her acclaimed The Little Yellow Leaf. Sure to be a classroom classic!

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Chester’s Way by Kevin Henkes

Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used had signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that’s the way it was – until indomitable Lilly, who had “her” own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.

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