Book List:36 titles
  • A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris RaschkaKing and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's ...


  • Two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka pays tribute to one of the most quintessential events of childhood—getting new shoes—in this boldly illustrated and inspiring book for the youngest re...


  • From Caldecott Award winner Chris Raschka, tales of unforgettable characters who live in a NYC apartment building To the company of ur-New Yorkers likeStuart Little,Harriet the Spy, andLyle, Lyle, Crocodile, let me hold open the door forThe Doorm...


  • A clever story of greed and goodness, and the art of finding the in-between, from two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka, creator of the New York Times bestselling A Ball for Daisy. Watch the farmer’s ear. Now watch the two small, clever f...


  • Buggy Bug has something to say. But what could it be? We may never know, in this pitch-perfect portrait of the inconsistencies of toddlerhood. Buggy Bug’s insistence on attention -- and then denial of attention -- will prompt giggles upon each read...


  • Introducing . . . Clammy Clam! It’s . . . Clammy Clam! And yet, Clammy Clam refuses to say a simple “hello.” In this tribute to the silent type, readers are reminded that kids can be unpredictable, requiring improvisation and compromise. Chris ...


  • Doggy Dog is a dog, for sure. But is he a potato? A piece of cheese? This seemingly nonsensical line of questioning is actually an exercise in categorization and identification . . . and a funny one, at that! Chris Raschka’s award-winning brushstro...


  • Moosey Moose is mad. Moosey Moose is throwing a tantrum! Why? Well, he wants his pants, of course. And not his short pants -- his long pants! Toddlers will relate to Moosey Moose’s deceptively random pickiness and delight in his triumphant and surp...


  • Theme: Feeling Smart. Cowy Cow has so many ideas! In fact, she has one hundred of them: green is the best color ever; chewed grass tastes like a cookie . . . But has Cowy Cow ever tasted a cookie before? Though her research may be flawed, this single...






  • Theme: Feeling Grumpy. Crabby Crab is not in a good mood. No, Crabby Crab would rather complain than do anything else! Young readers will be drawn in by this humorous look into an all-too-familiar situation, and be comforted in the end. Chris Raschka...


  • Theme: Getting Dressed. In a clever game of reverse psychology, Lamby Lamb is instructed not to get dressed. Item by item, he is told not to put on his shirt, his pants, his coat, or his hat. By the end, Lamby Lamb is rebelliously ready to go! Chris ...


  • Theme: Hide-and-Seek. It’s hard to be discreet when you’re a whale (. . . or a preschooler). With relatable obviousness, Whaley Whale engages in a lighthearted game of hide-and-seek with the reader. Is she on the table? . . . Is she behind the do...


  • With the same emotional intensity that he brought to his New York Times bestselling, New York Times Best Illustrated, and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child ...


  • Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emoti...


  • So, you want to be a sardine? Once there was a fish named Arlene, who wanted to be a sardine. She wanted to be a sardine just like the silvery, salty fish that you see in those little tins at the grocery store. With the bold brushstrokes of hi...


  • It’s not easy being a blushful hippopotamus Baby hippo Roosevelt tries hard to ride a bike, to count, and to remember the right names of things. When he falls down, forgets a number, or calls a buffalo a “buggalo,” Roosevelt gets embarrassed...


  • In words, pictures, and song, a nineteenth-century hymn continues to delight: “’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.” So begins Simple Gifts, a generations-old hymn written by the Shakers of Alfred, Maine. In that simple c...


  • When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, ...


  • Now that the whole thing is over (and we all survived!), I can tell you what happened. Picture this for a second. Rock wall six inches on my left. Sheer cliff hundreds of feet down on my right, my best friend Norman in front of me, mumbling someth...


  • Touch and feel the animals on the farm in Chris Raschka's new felt book! Come on the farm with the horse, dog, cow, cat, pig, duck, and sheep for some touch-and-feel fun in a brand-new felt board book! FARMY FARM is a board book. FARMY FARM is...


  • This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is des...


  • Picture a sky as big as all outdoors, a fence disappearing over a hill, a crow then appearing, a boy looking up, watching, wondering. Not much more than a moment but the meeting lofts a rush of childhood questions -- 27 in all -- i...


  • From top dogs Chis Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky comes an uplifting tale of canine self-reliance told in acrobatic, infectious rhyme. I'm the zoom-est and the boom-est, spread no gloom-est, say no doom-est. I'm the top-est, never stop-est, Boston...


  • Sergei Prokofiev composed his Peter and the Wolf in 1936 with the hope of introducing children to the instruments of the orchestra. It happens that he also devised a wonderfully dramatic story. The characters - boy, bird, duck, cat, grandfather, wolf...


  • If you are a bunny, try a taste, take a gander, snuffle a sniff, relish a sound, and share a hug. Everything around is waiting. If you are a boy, or a girl, or a dog, or a kitty do like our friend Bunny. And enjoy....


  • Suppose you are a CITY. Yes, you, looking at this book. Who named you SANTA FE, or PORTLAND, or TOMBSTONE, or whatever your name is? This book invites you to a big party with lots and lots of relatives, near and far, from all over tha nation. Thes...



  • You may be surprised at the tricky music a box, a snowflake, some raindrops, and a kitten can make. Right before your eyes. And on the pages of this book. There is someone backstage watching, encouraging our performers but keeping them under contro...









  • A white kitty, sitting alone in a rose garden, sets out to find his heart's desire, but must search the world high and low before finding that special someone just like himself. By the Caldecott Honor artist of Yo! Yes? ...


  • In his second tribute to a jazz giant, Caldecott Honor Medalist Chris Raschka matches the 12 musical tones of the diatonic scale to the 12 color values of the color wheel, then sets paint strokes for notes and color washes for harmonies, creating an ...




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    Unable to fall asleep, a young dog squirms in bed while listening to his family members settle down for the night, and by the gentle light of the moon, he is finally able to float away into dreamland....