TABLE OF CONTENTS BOARD BOOKS WHO IS MAKING A MESS?
PICTURE BOOKS 3
LITTLE ANIMAL FRIENDS
THE AMICUS BOOK OF . . .
IT’S NOT THE BABY
IT’S NOT THE PUPPY
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EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY ELLA
A TINY BROWN MONKEY ON THE BIG BLUE EARTH 9 CRANE & CRANE
THE MIGHTY STEAM ENGINE
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE LAMB
I’VE GOT A TAIL 10 I’VE GOT EYES 10 I’VE GOT FEET
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WHO IS MAKING A MESS? t“Good clean fun.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Life is messy. And sometimes, the person making the mess will surprise you! Featuring sparse text and scenes from diverse family groups, this board book breaks expected stereotypes while celebrating the messiness of life. ISBN: 978-1-68152-503-7 Author: Maria D’Haene Illustrator: Charlie Eve Ryan Price: $8.99 Page Count: 20 Trim Size: 6” x 6” Format: Board Book Age: 0–3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Maria T. D’Haene is a clinical social worker and writer. She lives with her partner and dogs in Vermont.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Charlie Eve Ryan’s work combines simple designs with rich textures, memorable characters, and imaginative storytelling. She lives in a tumbleweed cottage in eastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two little ones, one fluffy cat, and a couple of overly affectionate fish.
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LITTLE ANIMAL FRIENDS 2 NEW These board books feature rhyming narrative poems with active verbs and warm, inviting illustrations that tell a sweet story of adventure, perfect for young ones and their caregivers to read together.
[new] Little Penguin 978-1-68152-741-3 [new] Little Zebra 978-1-68152-742-0 Little Hippo 978-1-68152-563-1 Little Monkey 978-1-68152-565-5 *Little Panda 978-1-68152-414-6 *Little Tiger 978-1-68152-413-9 *Selected for the Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices 2020 list. Author: Julie Abery Illustrator: Suzie Mason Price: $8.99 Page Count: 20 Trim Size: 6” x 6” Format: Board Book Age: 0–3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Julie Abery, a preschool teacher and writer, lives in Switzerland with her partner and Tilly, their springer spaniel. She loves to travel and can always be found exploring children’s bookshops wherever she goes.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Suzie Mason has always loved drawing, and recently she’s fallen headlong in love with digital art. She has illustrated several picture books including Hoda Kotb’s I’ve Loved You Since Forever. She lives in England with her husband and new baby.
“Incredibly expressive . . . A delightful animal outing.” —Kirkus Reviews
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THE AMICUS BOOK OF... 2 NEW Unique collage art using recycled maps and marbled papers illustrates these colorful board books for toddlers. New titles in this series explore all sorts of animal homes and the amazing beauty of our planet. The large type size and simple descriptions help foster word recognition, while whole language and repeated text create fun story time reads.
[new] The Amicus Book of Bugs [new] The Amicus Book of Nature The Amicus Book of 123 The Amicus Book of ABC The Amicus Book of Animal Homes The Amicus Book of Animals The Amicus Book of Colors The Amicus Book of Earth
978-1-68152-760-4 978-1-68152-759-8 978-1-68152-569-3 978-1-68152-568-6 978-1-68152-757-4 978-1-68152-570-9 978-1-68152-571-6 978-1-68152-758-1
Author and Illustrator: Isobel Lundie Price: $9.99 Page Counts: 10 (ABC: 26) Trim Size: 5.9” x 5.9” Format: Cased Board Book Age: 0–3
ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston University in London where she studied illustration and animation. She has always been interested in how to make books interactive so children can immerse themselves in the narrative.
“Extra-thick, sturdy board pages are easy to turn . . . This simple yet sophisticated book should find a home on the board-book shelf.” —Kirkus Reviews
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EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY ELLA Ella is extraordinary. Extraordinarily ordinary, that is. Not graceful like Carmen or musical like Kenji, Ella is determined to prove herself at the school talent show. But when every attempt to find an artistic talent falls flat and her own ordinary acts of kindness steal the show, Ella discovers just how extraordinary ordinary can be! ISBN: 978-1-68152-502-0 Author: Amber Hendricks Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell Price: $17.99 Page Count: 32 Trim Size: 9.25” x 8.25” Format: Hardcover with jacket Age: 4–8
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amber Hendricks grew up with a passion for reading, and by age 11 she was writing and binding her own “books.” Amber has worn many hats in her career, but she has always circled back to her first love of telling stories. Amber currently resides in Missouri with her husband and two children.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR Luciana Navarro Powell grew up in Brazil, where her school never put on a talent show. If it had, Luciana would have worked behind the scenes drawing the posters. She now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and her two sons, where drawing is her full-time job, as well as making sure her sons grow up to be kind citizens like Ella.
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A TINY BROWN MONKEY ON THE BIG BLUE EARTH
This unique geography perspective shows ever-widening views from mountain to village to city, to country, continent, ocean, and planet. ISBN: 978-1-68152-498-6 Author: Tory Christie Illustrator: Luciana Navarro Powell $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” Age: 4–8
Young Bunny rises early, eager to start the day, but will Daddy ever wake up? ISBN: 978-1-68152-193-0 Author: Kate Mayes Illustrator: Sara Acton $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 8.75” x 8.75” Age: 2–5
CRANE & CRANE
Two cranes work through difficult obstacles to build a home, while demonstrating how the mechanical world mirrors the natural world. ISBN: 978-1-68152-408-5 Author: Linda Joy Singleton Illustrator: Richard Smythe $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 9” Age: 3–7
THE MIGHTY STEAM ENGINE
Take young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train. ISBN: 978-1-68152-237-1 Author: Yvonne Ng Illustrator: Richard Smythe $17.99 HC with jacket, 24 pp, 11” x 9” Age: 4–8
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE LAMB
When Mary sings her nursery rhymes wrong, the main characters, Star and Lamb, argue about who belongs in which song.
Alice loves hugs, so she is confused and upset when her friend Zara doesn’t want a hug. When the tables are turned, she realizes that a hug takes two willing individuals.
ISBN: 978-1-68152-405-4 Author: Bridget Heos Illustrator: Sarah Jennings $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9” x 9” Age: 4–8
ISBN: 978-1-68152-415-3 Author: Deirdre A. Prischmann Illustrator: Sarah Jennings $16.99 HC with jacket, 24 pp, 9” x 9” Age: 4–8
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I’VE GOT A TAIL
I’VE GOT EYES
I’VE GOT FEET
ISBN:978-1-68152-501-3 Author: Julie Murphy Illustrator: Hannah Tolson $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” Age: 4–8
ISBN:978-1-68152-404-7 Author: Julie Murphy Illustrator: Hannah Tolson $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” Age: 4–8
ISBN: 978-1-68152-195-4 Author: Julie Murphy Illustrator: Hannah Tolson $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 10” x 9.5” Age: 4–8
IT’S NOT THE BABY
IT’S NOT THE PUPPY
What animal has a tail that spins? Or has one that looks like a spider? Survey the surprising variety of different tails animals have and how their tails help them survive.
Can one little girl transform a neighborhood? With a seed and an idea, a girl’s dream grows into something much larger. ISBN: 978-1-68152-239-5 Author: Cynthia Platt Illustrator: Olivia Holden $17.99 HC with jacket, 32 pp, 9.25” x 8.25” Age: 4–8
From bulging eyes to hiding eyes, handlebar eyes to double-decker eyes, young readers will learn about the diversity of the animal world in this nonfiction picture book.
Who is creating all this chaos? It couldn’t be the baby! Vivid artwork paired with rhyming text present an engaging mystery that will delight little ones. ISBN: 978-1-68152-194-7 Authors: J. Patrick Lewis and Leigh Lewis Illustrator: Maddie Frost $9.99 Board Book, 14 pp, 8” x 8” Age: 0 –3
A cheetah has fast feet that run. A gecko has sticky feet that climb. What do your feet do? Animals from around the world describe their feet and how they use them.
Who is making all this mischief? It couldn’t be the puppy! Brief rhythmic lines along with expressive art pose a charming whodunit and show the true culprits in this toddlerappropriate board book. ISBN: 978-1-68152-409-2 Authors: J. Patrick Lewis and Leigh Lewis Illustrator: Maddie Frost $9.99 Board Book, 14 pp, 8” x 8” Age: 0 –3
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RIDDLE DIDDLE DUMPLINGS A dumpling-sized portion of rhyming animal riddles, just right for curious toddlers and preschoolers. Read the riddles, guess the answers, and then lift the flaps to see the animals underneath in these sweetly illustrated board books. Authors: Diane Z. Shore and Deanna Calvert Illustrator: Stephanie Bauer Price: $9.99 Page count: 10
Trim size: 7” x 7” Format: Board book with flaps Age: 2–4
Farm 978-1-68152-406-1 Ocean 978-1-68152-499-3 Rainforest 978-1-68152-500-6 Safari 978-1-68152-407-8
FIRST WORDS & PICTURES These oversized board books show words and pictures together, encouraging kids to name objects and embark on a lifetime of reading and learning. Author: Margot Channing Illustrator: Jean Claude, various Price: $9.99
Page count: 14 Trim size: 9.8” x 9.8” Format: Board book Age: 0–3
Animals 978-1-68152-200-5 Around Town 978-1-68152-410-8 At Home 978-1-68152-411-5 On the Go 978-1-68152-201-2
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AMICUS INK BOARD BOOKS Author: Rebecca Glaser Price: $7.99 each Page count: 14
Trim size: 7” x 7” Format: Board Book Age: 0–3
Bunnies Hop 978-1-68152-199-2 Fish Swim 978-1-68152-198-5 Kittens Pounce 978-1-68152-197-8 Puppies Chase 978-1-68152-196-1
Boats Float 978-1-68152-243-2 Cars Zoom 978-1-68152-121-3 Fire Trucks Rescue 978-1-68152-240-1 Planes Soar 978-1-68152-122-0 Tractors Pull 978-1-68152-123-7 Trains Chug 978-1-68152-242-5 Trucks Haul 978-1-68152-124-4
Cows Moo 978-1-68152-125-1 Ducks Quack 978-1-68152-127-5 Horses Neigh 978-1-68152-126-8 Pigs Oink 978-1-68152-128-2
Dolphins Play 978-1-68152-067-4 Elephants Spray 978-1-68152-068-1 Giraffes Stretch 978-1-68152-069-8 Lions Roar 978-1-68152-071-1 Monkeys Swing 978-1-68152-072-8 Penguins Waddle 978-1-68152-070-4 “These durable books are eye-catching, engaging, and quick and painless to repeat upon request.” —Kirkus
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