Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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The Fairytale Fanatic Prince Ribbit

The Boy Who Cried Ninja

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Poly Bernatene

Written and illustrated by Alex Latimer

Enchanted prince or just a plain old frog? Pucker up, princesses! There’s only one way to find out...

In this quirky twist on “The Boy Who Cried Wolf,” Tim’s outrageous excuses turn out to have an unexpected element of truth.

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-579-9 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-774-8

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-761-8

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach A Cuban Folktale

Rapunzel Written and illustrated by Bethan Woollvin

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy Illustrated by Michael Austin

The wicked witch has Rapunzel trapped…but not for long!

When Martina decides to choose a husband, her grandmother gives her some advice. HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-399-3 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-468-6 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-787-8 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-467-9

Also by Bethan Woollvin HC: $16.95 / 978-1-68263-003-7

Little Red

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-917-9



The Animal Aficionado Madeline Finn and the Library Dog

The Cheshire Cheese Cat A Dickens of a Tale

Written and illustrated by Lisa Papp

Written by Carmen Agra Deedy and Randall Wright Illustrated by Barry Moser

Madeline Finn does NOT like to read. But maybe Bonnie the Library Dog can change her mind.

In this playful homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-595-9 PB: $8.95 / 978-1-56145-810-3

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-910-0

Little One

About Birds A Guide for Children

Written and illustrated by Jo Weaver

Written by Cathryn Sill Illustrated by John Sill

Join a new cub and his mother as they discover the world together, through every season.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-924-7

This nonfiction beginner’s guide offers a first glimpse into the diverse and natural world of birds. HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-688-8 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-699-4



The Promising Poet Poet The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Random Body Parts Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse

Written and illustrated by Don Tate

Written by Leslie Bulion Illustrated by Mike Lowery

In this powerful biography of George Moses Horton, the first southern African-American man to be published, Don Tate tells an inspiring and moving story of talent and determination.

Take a free-form trip though the human body with these humorous riddle poems. Follow the clues and find hints from the greatest poet of them all—William Shakespeare.

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-825-7 HC: $14.95 / 978-1-56145-737-3

HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-856-1

Miguel’s Brave Knight Young Miguel Cervantes and His Dream of Don Quixote

Zebra on the Go

Written by Margarita Engle Illustrated by Raúl Colón

As fierce Lion and speedy Zebra step into the circus ring to perform their act, things don’t go quite according to plan… Zebra is on the go—with Lion in hot pursuit!

This fictionalized first-person biography in verse of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra follows the early years of the child who will grow up to pen Don Quixote, the first modern novel.

Written by Jill Nogales Illustrated by Lorraine Rocha

HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-911-7



The Budding Activist

HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-943-8 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-68263-000-6

Flowers for Sarajevo

Dangerous Jane

Written by John McCutcheon Illustrated by Kristy Caldwell

Written by Suzanne Slade Illustrated by Alice Ratterree

Based on real events of the Bosnian War, award-winning songwriter and storyteller John McCutcheon tells the uplifting story of the power of beauty in the face of violence and suffering.

This energetic and inspiring picture book biography of activist Jane Addams focuses on the peace work that won her the Nobel Peace Prize. HC: $17.95 / 978-1-56145-913-1

We’ve Got a Job The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

Night of the Spadefoot Toads Written by Bill Harley

Written by Cynthia Levinson

This inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history is told through the eyes of four young people at the center of the 1963 Birmingham Children’s March. HC: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-627-7 PB: $13.95 / 978-1-56145-844-8

When Ben must leave behind his Arizona home to move to Massachusetts, he finds a kindred spirit in his fifth-grade science teacher, who introduces him to the rare and elusive Eastern spadefoot toads and inspires him to help save their habitat from potential land developers. HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-459-4 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-638-3



The Winter/Holiday Enthusiast The Santa Trap

Claude on the Slopes

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Poly Bernetene

Written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith

When Santa Claude refuse to give him anything but socks for Christmas, Bradley vows to get revenge. With dynamite, trapdoors, guillotines, and tigers in his path, Santa doesn’t stand a chance. Or does he?

Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock go to the Snowy Mountains to swish down the powdery slopes, throw snowballs, and ski. But when an avalanche threatens their winter wonderland, Claude must come to the rescue. HC: $12.95 / 978-1-56145-805-9 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-923-0

HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-670-3

Snow Day!

Christmas in the Trenches

Written by Lester L. Laminack Illustrated by Adam Gustavson

Written by John McCutcheon Illustrated by Henri Sørensen

In this clever take on a familiar childhood wish, the narrator gleefully images the fun-filled possibilities of an unscheduled holiday when the weatherman predicts a big snowfall. HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-374-0 HC: $16.95 / 978-1-56145-418-1 HC & CD: $19.95 / 978-1-56145-554-6 PB: $7.95 / 978-1-56145-553-9 CD: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-556-0

This moving tribute to the power of the human spirit to unite people is based on the Christmas Truce, an actual event from World War I when soldiers left their trenches to celebrate the holiday together.


Artwork by Manelle Oliphant from In the Snow


The Youngest Reader In the Snow

Stanley’s Numbers

Written by Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Manelle Oliphant

Written and illustrated by William Bee

On a snowy day, a young girl makes a snowman, sleds, and has other winter fun!

Stanley and Little Woo are planning a party. Help them count the items they need for their guests. BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-976-6

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-855-4

Hush, Little Ones

Little Rabbit Lost

Written and illustrated by John Butler

Written and illustrated by Harry Horse

The noisy animal kingdom settles down for the night in this soothing bedtime story.

When the family sets off for the amusement park.for Little Rabbit’s birthday, Little Rabbit insists he is a big rabbit now and ignores his parents’ warnings to stay close. But when he suddenly finds himself all alone, he doesn’t feel quite so grown up anymore.

BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-297-2 HC: $15.95 / 978-1-56145-273-6 BB: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-345-0 Doll Only: $6.95 / 978-1-56145-452-5 (Call 1-404-876-8761 to order doll)

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