Book List:44 titles
  • From the bestselling creators of Wild About Books comes a rhyming, counting, and teamwork-focused picture book about the beginnings of a new zoo! When Takoda the tiger cub happens upon a tumbledown mall, the lone cub imagines a zoo. All Takoda nee...


  • When all of the words escape from the dictionary, it’s up to Noah Webster to restore alphabetical order in this supremely wacky picture book that celebrates language. Words have secret lives. On a quiet afternoon the words escape the dictionary ...


  • A lively new picture-book biography of the most beloved children’s book author of all time: Dr. Seuss! Have you ever wondered how the great Dr. Seuss wrote his most famous book? Did you know that for The Cat in the Hat, he wasn’t allowed to ma...


  • From the E.B. White Read Aloud Award­-winning author Judy Sierra comes a darling picture book about the joys of storytime in a preschool classroom illustrate by acclaimed and New York Times bestselling artist G. Brian Karas. In Miss Bingo’s cla...


  • A fun read-aloud board book for toddlers just learning their ABCs. Judy Sierra’s rollicking alphabet story features the lowercase letters of the alphabet. Like children, they have a trunkful of tricks for putting off bedtime. But ultimately t...


  • The Little Red Hen gives old MacDonald some pointers on composting -- and a legendary farm is born -- in this rhyming, rollicking read-aloud. Once upon a time, Old MacDonald didn’t have a farm. He just had a yard -- a yard he didn’t want...


  • Judy Sierra, author of the award-winning bestseller Wild About Books, and J. Otto Seibold of Olive, the Other Reindeer fame use the familiar storybook character B(ig) B(ad) Wolf, who is now retired and residing at Villian Villa Senior Center, to cre...


  • The tree kangaroo at the zoo would like nothing more than a baby of her own. So, when a new egg arrives via the endangered species van, the 'roo jumps at the chance to take care of it, even when no one else wants it. Soon, out comes a penguin and all...


  • "Schoolyard rhymes are catchy and fun. They are easy to remember. In fact, they stick in the mind like bubble gum to a shoe." writes Judy Sierra in her introduction to this lively collection of traditional playground chants. Included are mo...






  • A little girl is shopping in a grocery store when -- surprise! -- she meets a dinosaur. Don't worry. The dinosaur is very friendly. She's polite, too. In this funny story, told in lilting read-aloud rhyme, the girl has numerous opportunities to be he...


  • A pirate bride who sinks with her ship, a ghost that gets ever larger, and a big slobbery monster with long green fingers and floppy purple lips are just a few of the characters who populate this collection of silly, spooky tales collected and retold...


  • Winter weather is keeping children from visiting the zoo. So the animals are out of sorts -- listless, grumpy, and no longer fun. All except two little friends, a very small hippo and a baby kangaroo. Their hip-hopping, toe-tapping, and rap-rocking ...


  • This picture book about the first day of school, featuring a frog, a duck, a mouse, and a snail, combines a story in rhyme with colorful graphic rebuses, making it a fun book for parent and child to share in the reading. Children about to enter kinde...


  • Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs.” His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his aud...


  • A delightful book to read out loud with children who are just learning their ABCs.It's sleepy time in Alphabet Town. But the twenty-six little letters of the alphabet all have something they need—or want—to do before BIG-letter moms and dads tuck...


  • Welcome to Ballyhoo Bay, where Mira Bella the artist teaches painting and sculpture to grannies and kids. Sun, sea, sand, and sky - what could be more fun? Until one gray day a billboard goes up, announcing a high-rise building and all kinds of stu...


  • DANGER! WARNING! KIDS beware! Bound in the bilious green-spotted fur (100% fake) of an unidentified weird beast, here is a book that kids will love—quite literally—from cover to cover. In the macabre spirit of the Halloween season, funny rhymes r...


  • THE AWARD-WINNING COLLABORATORS of the New York Times #1 picture book bestseller Wild About Books are back with a new story that promotes books and reading. Told in Judy Sierra’s inimitable read-aloud rhyme, the narrative chronicles the amazing suc...


  • BIG BAD WOLF, now old and residing in the Villain Villa Senior Center, is invited to a tea by a children's librarian. His best friend, a toothsome crocodile, warns him that he will have to mind his manners. B. B. Wolf makes up a song: "Sip your tea a...



  • Thelonius Monster once swallowed a fly, and decided that flies would taste grand in a pie. That silly guy!Judy Sierra’s funny read-aloud romp presents a monster that children will love as he makes a goo-filled crust, lures hundreds and thousands of...


  • Mr. Crocodile has big plans for finally catching--and eating--five pesky monkeys, but those little rascals dupe him again and again. By the time the clock strikes six, those mischievous monkeys actuallyteach Mr. Crocodile a thing or two about friends...


  • OVER HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD!Winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud AwardIt started the summer of 2002, when the Springfield librarian, Molly McGrew, by mistake drove her bookmobile into the zoo. In this rollicking rhymed story, Molly introduces bird...


  • After Coco and Cavendish’s adventure in the Step into Reading book Circus Dogs, the poodle and Border collie want to try their paws as fire dogs. But their old rivals Torbo and Orbot, two nasty robot dogs, have ideas of their own. How the two lovab...


  • After Coco and Cavendish’s adventure in the Step into Reading book Circus Dogs, the poodle and Border collie want to try their paws as fire dogs. But their old rivals Torbo and Orbot, two nasty robot dogs, have ideas of their own. How the two lovab...


  • Coco, a very smart poodle, and Cavendish, a very brave border collie, are circus stars–until the greedy owner of the circus replaces them with robot dogs. The two unemployed dogs set off to find a new job and have many funny and exciting adventures...


  • Dive, swim, and glide with this delightful pack of penguins as they slip and slide through their icy world. Judy Sierra, Jose Aruego, and Ariane Dewey invite you into the world of an Emperor penguin family and their wild, slip-sliding, rhyming fun....


  • On the night before Christmas at the old haunted house, not a creature is stirring, until . . . "Aroo-roo!" Someone steps on the werewolf and wakes him, but who? He's blaming the manticore, who's blaming the cat, who's blaming the zombie, who points ...


  • A companion volume to the critically acclaimed Nursery Tales Around the World, this collection is the perfect step up from nursery stories. Fifteen wonderful read-aloud tales from many different cultures are grouped together by familiar tale types: s...






  • Poor Monkey. All she has to eat are sour lemons. One day she spies a banana tree on a faraway island, but the only way to get there is to navigate the crocodile-infested waters of the Sillabobble Sea. That’s no problem when you’re a brave and cle...


  • Look out! There's a sleepy, creepy, deeper-than-you'd-think mud puddle on the preschool playground, and it has swallowed up a pizza van, a fire engine . . . even a tow truck! But don't worry, this group of clever preschoolers knows just how to rescue...


  • According to legend, Japanese villagers once lived in fear of great hulking ogres called Onis who considered babies' belly buttons the tastiest of all treats. When they raided a village it was the babies they stole. In a delightful retelling of the f...


  • In the Spice Islands, where clove and nutmeg trees grow, a girl named Damura lived long ago. Damura is a beautiful girl, as kind and lovely as the little green parrot that perches on the nutmeg tree. But Damura's stepmother and stepsister mistreat ...


  • A beautiful butterfly is courted by many suitors. She finally finds a husband who has a singing voice soft and sweet enough to please her, but no sooner does the honeymoon begin than he is swallowed by a giant fish! All of nature joins her in mournin...


  • Who says pigs don’t dance? They do if they’re determined to foil the plans of an evil witch who wants to cook two little girls and eat them for dinner. Bestselling author Judy Sierra turns this Balinese Hansel and Gretel story into a boisterous a...


  • After the mean hyena, Fisi, sticks Malawi the tortoise between two tree branches, Malawi gets his revenge by painting all the animals beautiful new coats (stripes on the zebras and spots on the leopards), except for Fisi, who only gets tree gum that ...




  • Presents eighteen simple stories from international folklore, grouped around six themes, such as Runaway Cookies, Slowpokes and Speedsters, and Chain Tales. Includes background information and storytelling hints....






  • The stories of a Cinderella character go far beyond the familiar tales of Perrault and Grimm. Author Judy Sierra presents 24 versions that represent a broad range of cultures and geographical areas, styles, with variations on the theme of the persecu...