Caraboose the Tooth Fairy Moose (Createspace, 2012)
Caraboose is a overall wearing moose that takes over for the tooth fairy when she goes on vacation. Written by Lynn Swanson.
This illustrated children’s book helps children to think about the different facets of time. All children can relate to the given examples for seconds, minutes, hours, weeks and months. Written by Hazel Hutchins and illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton.
Warning: This is not your typical “princess” story! Princess Paulina’s father gave up his throne to become a wood-carver and the princess is struggling for a purpose in life. When she hears that Prince Drupert is seeking a wife, she finds herself in a competition to become his bride. Because the other princesses are more of the traditional princess, Princess Paulina realizes how ridiculous the competition is. After a cooking competition, she invents pizza. What’s a girl to do now? Well Paulina opens a successful pizza restaurant and tells Drupert to take a hike.
The Princess and the Pizza was written by American children’s author Mary Jane Auch and illustrated by her husband Herm Auch (as all of her books are).
This rhyming story for children recounts the fun four friends have after turning a boring summer day into a watermelon seed spitting adventure that grows to include the whole town. Then the mayor shows up. Will the fun be spoiled?
Peter Spit a Seed at Sue was written by American author Jackie French Koller and illustrated by American John Manders.
In this children’s book, a family decides to head to the beach. Unfortunately on their way, they realize they forgot certain items. In fact, the family spends most of the day having to go back home to search for unpacked items. Does the family ever make it to the beach?
To the Beach! was written by American author Linda Ashman and illustrated by American illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott.
In The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow, a young girl helps a leprechaun build a rainbow. She sacrifices her favorite things so that the sun will shine on her grandfather while he plays the bagpipes in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Her generosity is rewarded and she is able to make a very special connection with her grandfather. This sweet story was written by Sean Callahan and illustrated by Nancy Cote.
Written by sexuality educator Cory Silverberg and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is a twenty-first century children’s picture book about conception, gestation and birth and reflects the reality of modern time by being inclusive of all kids, adults and families. The book is intended to start a conversation for children from preschool to age eight.
The first in the Berenstain Bear series, The Big Honey Hunt chronicles Papa and Small Bear’s hunt for wild honey after Mama announces they’re out of honey and asks Papa to go to the store.
In 2002, to celebrate the 40th anniversary, The Big Honey Hunt received a new cover with Papa and Brother Bear looking more like themselves. In 2012, the cover was again updated for the “50th anniversary” with a logo, but no updated art.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is an American children’s book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by her husband Ron Barrett. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was listed on the “Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children” list by the National Education Association in 2007. In 2012, the “School Library Journal” listed it in the “Top 100 Picture Books” of all time. In 2000, a sequel Pickles to Pittsburgh was published. In 2013, another sequel, Planet of the Pies was published.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a bedtime story narrated by a grandfather to his grandchildren. He tells the adventures of how the residents of a town called Chewandswallow receive their daily meals by meteorological weather patterns that rain food. One day, the weather takes a turn for the worse and rains unpleasant and/or dangerously oversized foods. They have to move to a new town and learn how to obtain food the normal way.
In September 2009, Sony Pictures Animation released an animated film adaptation. Instead of a grandfather, the film focuses on inventor Flint Lockwood and his machine where regular weather goes in and produced food weather. In September 2013, Sony produced a sequel to the film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. This sequel was not adapted from any of the books and was based on an original idea.
1776 (or 1776: America and Britain at War
in the UK) is a nonfiction historical book written by David McCullough. 1776 is considered a companion piece to McCullough’s earlier biography of John Adams.
1776 recounts the story of the birth of the United States of America. 1776 presents
two stories: how a group of squabbling, disparate colonies became the U.S. and how the British Empire tried to stop them.
In 2007, 1776 was re-released as an illustrated edition featuring 140 images and 37 removable replicas of source documents. More than 3 dozen source documents were recreated in uniquely designed envelopes secured with a congressional seal and are scattered throughout the book.