Amelia and her friends are back and ready to learn with a fun-filled, educational lineup of new 2018 titles. This season, Schiffer Kids is excited to expand our board book offering. Leading the way is the dynamic duo Fox and Goat! Join these zany detectives as they work to solve clever mysteries that teach early concepts in The Missing Bouncy Ball and The Lost Race Car (pg. 2). Then head off to the symphony orchestra in What Do You Hear? (pg. 8). Be sure you have your listening ears on as the billy-goat conductor and other animal musicians make distinctive sounds with their instruments. Is that hip giraffe playing an oboe?
Next are three lift-the-flap books celebrating Amelia’s animal friends, including two more innovative Think! books from Karen S. Robbins (pg. 4) that teach what animals you’ll find on the farm and zoo, and the long-awaited Chadwick & Friends book from Priscilla Cummings. Chadwick, our beloved character from the Chesapeake Bay, is back and ready to engage and delight a whole new generation! Schiffer Kids strongly believes that learning about and undestanding emotions is important for all STEAM students. With that in mind, Amelia is eager to use what she knows about the environment in a creative new approach to managing emotions in the Emotional Ecology series (pg. 16) from psychologists Maria Mercè Conangla and Jaume Soler. After exploring your emotions, take a break and play a bit with Amelia’s new friends Peanut & Bosco (pg. 11) and learn the importance of not being a bully with one bossy pirate (pg. 15) and a funny little good egg (pg. 14)! Aspiring paleontologists will dig into The 50 State Fossils (pg. 18), which could help get to the root of a question posed by another new title this season . . . did dinosaurs have dentists? (pg. 10). Continue to exercise your brain while developing small motor skills and hand-eye coordination using clay and cloth in the 5-Step Handicrafts for Kids series (pg. 12), and join Timothy Young as he again delights future cartoonists with more awesomely wild, wacky, and funny animals (pg. 20). Our long tradition of quirky and quality picture books continues with a laugh-out-loud follow up to The Angry Little Puffin that asks the very important question: Would you give that puffin a muffin? (pg. 20). And you won’t want to miss the second edition of the much loved Change the World Before Bedtime (pg. 9), which has been enhanced with additional spreads and a parent/ teacher resource section that encourages our Schiffer Kids to keep changing the world! Finally, Amelia rounds out her adventures by immersing herself in four middle-grade readers (pgs. 22–25), including the second book from Deborah Kalb in the President and Me series about John Adams, a spunky new character from Foreword INDIE award-winning author Nancy Viau, and a look into two very different worlds by debut Schiffer Kids authors, Donna J. Stoltzfus and Colleen Rowan Kosinski, in Captive and A Promise Stitched in Time.
So, are you ready for another exciting year of learning with Amelia and her friends? WE ARE!
Tracee Groff Children’s acquisition editor & senior marketing manager #schifferkids, #learningwithamelia
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Available September specs The Missing Bouncy Ball ISBN: 978-0-7643-5600-1 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 13 color images Pages: 26 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
specs The Lost Race Car ISBN: 978-0-7643-5599-8 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 13 color images Pages: 26 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
The Missing Bouncy Ball A Fox and Goat Mystery by Misti Kenison Emma has lost her favorite bouncy ball in the park. Can our dapper detectives, Fox and Goat, find it for her? Young children will follow their journey through the golf course, past the soccer field, and across the tennis court to the playground as they solve the mystery and learn new concepts along the way. Is the ball small or large, smooth or rough, hard or soft? This toddler’s version of Sherlock Holmes is guaranteed to both engage and entertain young minds. Emma has lost her favorite bouncy ball. Can our dapper detectives find it?
mystery story that teaches basic A problem-solving skills to young children
A toddler’s version of Sherlock Holmes, guaranteed to both engage and entertain young minds
The Lost Race Car
A Fox and Goat Mystery by Misti Kenison Jayden can’t find his new race car. Detectives Fox and Goat are on the case! Join the suave sleuths as they search his house for clues and learn new concepts along the way. What color is the car? How big is it? How many wheels does it have? Even the youngest minds will understand this strikingly illustrated story, and many may even solve the puzzle before the detectives do! A mystery story that teaches children basic problem-solving skills
Jayden can’t find his new race car, and our detectives must go on a search
Striking artwork illustrates a story that even the youngest minds will understand
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The Fox and Goat Mysteries are a new collection of board books that introduces first concepts in a fun and engaging way!
Author Misti Kenison Misti Kenison is a web/graphic designer and owner of MK Design. This is the third board book series she has written and illustrated. Misti, her husband, and their two children live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Available August specs Think Farm Animals ISBN: 978-0-7643-5582-0 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
specs Think Zoo Animals ISBN: 978-0-7643-5583-7 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
Karen S. Robbins is back with two new books in the Think! series. Think Farm Animals and Think Zoo Animals combine two things toddlers love— guessing games and animals—to help them learn analytical thinking skills. Its ten flaps are designed with die-cut shapes that give clues to the barnyard and zoo animals hidden beneath. Children are invited to listen to the clues, guess the animal, and then lift the flap to see what it is. These delightful, interactive board books will provide hours of fun while helping kids increase their language, reading, and small motor skills.
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Think Farm Animals
A Lift-the-Flap Guessing Book by Karen S. Robbins, Illustrations by Rachel Brunson Think Farm Animals encourages parents and children to visit the barnyard and discover the lovable animals that live on the farm. By using the rhyming clues in the text and lifting the interactive flaps, children can discover animals as big as a horse and as small as the hen with her baby chicks.
Think Zoo Animals
A Lift-the-Flap Guessing Book by Karen S. Robbins, Illustrations by Rachel Brunson Think Zoo Animals takes parents and children on a trip to the zoo to learn how each of the animals spends their day. Playful art and rhyming text provide clues to unique characteristics of the animals and the diverse habitats they live in, while the interactive flaps entertain as they reveal the playful penguin or the fierce crocodile! Guessing-game interactive board book that teaches toddlers and preschoolers about animals and their habitat
Colorful drawings encourage children to identify the basic parts, activities, and homes of barnyard and zoo animals
Written by the award-winning children’s author and former Romper Room teacher, "Miss Karen" Robbins
A Lift-the-Flap Counting, Color, and Shape Book
Stimulating and enjoyable reading experience that will stretch the brain muscles. —The Children’s Book Review
specs Think Circles! ISBN: 978-0-7643-5382-6 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
specs Think Triangles! ISBN: 978-0-7643-5381-9 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
specs Think Squares! ISBN: 978-0-7643-5383-3 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
by Karen S. Robbins Think Circles! encourages parents and children to uncover everything from a beach ball and a traffic light to bubbles and paints. Counting from one to ten will delight preschool children as they discover hidden circular objects.
A Lift-the-Flap Counting, Color, and Shape Book by Karen S. Robbins Think Triangles! sparks the imaginations of parents and children as each flap opens to cleverly disguised triangles. Think sails, watermelon slices, and ice cream cones hidden in everyday things, prompting preschool children to begin to look for these shapes everywhere.
A Lift-the-Flap Counting, Color, and Shape Book by Karen S. Robbins Think Squares! keeps parents and children guessing as they count from one doggie door to ten hopscotch squares. Beware of the bold and bright monsters hiding behind flap number nine!
Increases language and math comprehension, along with developing small motor skills and hand-eye coordination!
Author Karen S. Robbins
Karen Robbins is an award-winning children’s author, book/toy designer, and educator who specializes in the young child. She holds a master of education dtegree. Rachael Brunson holds a BFA from Northwest College of Art and Design and lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.
Available August specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5579-0 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 10 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
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Chadwick & Friends
A Lift-the-Flap Board Book by Priscilla Cummings, Illustrations by A. R. Cohen Chadwick the Crab and his friends—Bernie the Seagull, Hector Spector Jellyfish, Baron von Heron, Toulouse the Canada Goose, and Matilda Egret, to name a few—live in the Chesapeake Bay and share many adventures. Snuggle up with your youngest “readers” and introduce them to the Bay’s most endearing crab and his buddies with fun rhymes and flaps that lift to reveal who’s who. This delightful board book will increase language and identification skills, along with developing small motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Meet Chadwick the Crab and nine of his Chesapeake Bay friends in a lift-the-flap board book
Guess what creature perches on a buoy and likes salty, chewy snacks
A fun introduction to the Chesapeake Bay’s marine creatures and waterfowl
Author Priscilla Cummings Priscilla Cummings is the author of the Chadwick the Crab series and fourteen other picture books, as well as eight novels for older children. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland. A. R. Cohen lives in Jarrettsville, Maryland, and spends his time doing art and being a beekeeper.
Chadwick the Crab is one of the most beloved characters in the Chesapeake Bay. Author Priscilla Cummings and illustrator A.R. Cohen have enjoyed bringing his adventures to life over the past 32 years. Through the generations, parents and children alike have enjoyed meeting Chadwick, seeing him get married to sweet Esmerelda, and going on to fight garplegrungen (pollution) with his friends Bernie the Sea Gull and Baron Von Heron. This year, we bring Chadwick to a whole new generation in this charming, interactive board book with updated plush toy!
Chadwick the Crab™ 978-0-7643-4806-8 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 11" / plush Toy / $12.99
Chadwick the Crab 978-0-87033-347-7 7" x 10" / 32 pp. / HC / $8.95
Meet Chadwick and His Chesapeake Bay Friends 978-0-7643-3822-9 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $11.99
978-0-87033-390-3 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.95
978-0-7643-3691-1 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.99
Chadwick and the Garplegrungen
The Chadwick Coloring Book
The Story of a Canada Goose
Santa Claws: The Christmas Crab
978-0-87033-377-4 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.95
978-0-87033-389-7 9" x 12" / 32 pp. / PB / $3.95
978-0-7643-3692-8 8 1/2" x 11" / 30 pp. / HC / $9.95
978-0-7643-3687-4 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $10.99
Beddy Bye in the Bay
978-0-7643-3450-4 8 1/8" x 9 1/8" / 32 pp. / HC / $14.99
978-0-7643-3688-1 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $11.99
978-0-87033-542-6 9" x 9" / 32 pp. / HC / $11.95
978-0-87033-556-3 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $12.00
Available September specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5601-8 Size: 6" x 6" Illustrations: 32 color images Pages: 24 Binding: board book Price: $12.99
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What Do You Hear? by Kate Sullivan A young person’s tour of a symphony orchestra, this book introduces ten quirky animal musicians rehearsing for a concert. The players include an eccentric hippo flautist, a farmer-dog double bassist, a prim poodle French horn player, and a hip giraffe oboist, with a self-assured billy-goat as the conductor. Children will have fun learning about the instruments in an orchestra and the distinctive sounds they make. Introduces young children to 10 orchestra instruments
The quirky animal characters will appeal to children of all ages
Includes realistic drawings of the instruments
Author Kate Sullivan Kate Sullivan is an award-winning painter, author, musician, composer, and performer. What Do You Hear? is her second book for young children. For further descriptions, go to www.sullyarts.com.
Available August specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5581-3 Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 21 color images Pages: 40 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
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Features new spreads and bonus activities!
Award Winner First Edition
2012 Gold Medal Award Mom’s Choice Awards
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The book’s optimistic tone and beautiful imagery will motivate children and adults alike to do something right away! —Rosemary Kiladitis, Mom Read It (praise for 1st edition)
Change the World Before Bedtime by Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good Written in simple, engaging rhyme, this story takes an inspirational look at how the little things in life—a smile, a kind word, a simple deed—can help change the world in a big way. Through 21 stunning illustrations featuring a diverse group of young dreamers, children will read about eating right, cleaning up the Earth by recycling and conserving, helping the sick and those less fortunate, and working in a group to make bigger miracles. Even an ordinary kid can be a superhero before bedtime! A rhyming story about changing the world by doing simple things
An ordinary kid becomes a superhero, along with his friends, by learning what’s important in life
Authors Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers & Karen Good Once upon a time, coincidence, fate, and magic conspired to introduce three big dreamers—Mark, Karen, and Josh. And new friends became forever friends who, separately and together, use their creative talents to change the world a little bit at a time.
Available September specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5602-5 Size: 8" x 8" Illustrations: 25 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $14.99
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Did Dinosaurs Have Dentists? by Patrick O’Donnell, Illustrated by Erik Mehlen What if a brachiosaurus needed braces? If a tyrannosaurus used toothpaste, would it squash the tube? A young child on the way to a dental checkup wonders if dinosaurs ever had cavities and if they had to brush their teeth, floss, get braces, and use fluoride or mouthwash. This whimsical picture book includes eleven common terms related to dental and oral health, along with a glossary of name pronunciations and fun, scientific facts about each of the eleven dinosaurs mentioned in the story. It takes an imaginative, humorous look at dinosaurs’ dental health and eases children’s fears about going to the dentist, while cleverly encouraging them to take care of their own teeth.
Eases children’s fears about going to the dentist by imagining dinosaur dental hygiene
Includes eleven dinosaurs and dental health terms, and a glossary of dinosaur facts
Author Patrick O’Donnell Patrick O’Donnell is a writer and children’s book author who lives in Boyertown, Pennsylvania, with his two sons. Erik Mehlen is an illustrator who has received awards from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Available September specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5607-0 Size: 8" x 8" Illustrations: 26 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99 Di e C ovc u t er
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A Day in the Life of Peanut & Bosco by The Brothers Minor Join Peanut and her adorable dog, Bosco, as they travel the globe, stop crime, go back in time, relax in a marine underworld, and turn into helpful robots that fold the laundry. This colorful story celebrates the bond between kids and their pets, while suggesting that children can go far, literally and figuratively, by using their imagination. Peanut is a little girl who goes on imaginary adventures with her puppy, Bosco
Celebrates the power of the imagination as a force for good
Anything can happen when kids think big
Authors The Brothers Minor Jake and Kevin Minor are creators who have written and illustrated books and hold licenses in the comic industry. Jake’s daughter and her puppy pal served as the inspiration for this tale.
Available November specs Clay ISBN: 978-0-7643-5644-5 Size: 8 1/8" x 9 1/8" Illustrations: 95 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $9.99
specs Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7643-5645-2 Size: 8 1/8" x 9 1/8" Illustrations: 95 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $9.99
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5-Step Handicrafts for Kids by Anna Llimós Find out how easy it is to make a wide range of clay objects using only the most commonly available materials and simplest techniques—no baking required! In five easy steps, children can make the air-dry clay models. These whimsical designs allow kids to get their hands messy modeling clay immediately, with rewarding results. Sculpt balls of colored clay into a friendly Martian, a funny cow, a jewel-like necklace, a pear jar, and other unusual objects. For children five years and older. 14 creative clay projects for kids
Each clay figure has just five simple steps and uses commonly available materials
Helps kids develop their creativity and confidence
5-Step Handicrafts for Kids by Anna Llimós Guaranteed to spark children’s imagination, this book shows how easy it is to make a wide range of whimsical cloth objects using commonly available fabrics such as wool, felt, burlap, and cleaning cloths. In five easy steps, kids will have fun crafting everything from a three-dimensional dog, to a marionette, pompom keychain, and textile collage. These experiments in color, texture, and shape will provide hours of hands-on entertainment.
15 hands-on projects for kids using wool, felt, cotton, cleaning cloths, or other common fabrics
Each creation can be made in just five easy steps
Helps kids five years and older develop creativity and confidence
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Schiffer Kids is excited to promote the new 5-Step series focusing on developing small motor skills and hand-eye coordination in young crafters. In five basic steps you can make a variety of fun-filled craft projects based on specific mediums. We begin the series with clay and cloth, as both represent tactile experiences children know and love. With the simplest techniques and the most common materials, you will see how easy it is to do the most amazing things. So go ahead and get crafting!
Author Anna Llimós Anna Llimós graduated from the Fine Arts University of Barcelona. She has a master’s degree in teaching and drawing and a master of humanities degree specializing in contemporary art, literature, and culture. Her work has also been shown at exhibits. This book is part of a series of books she has authored on handicrafts for kids.
Available September specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5603-2 Size: 7" x 10" Illustrations: 18 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
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Good Egg and Bad Apple by Henry Herz, Illustrations by Luke Graber Not all the foods in the refrigerator get along like peas in a pod. The vegetables are steamed, and Bad Apple and Second Banana are the problem. Good Egg suggests his friends try different responses to these two bullies. They try hiding, then standing their ground. At first, Good Egg’s tactics don’t bear fruit. Only by using his noodle does Good Egg avoid getting scrambled and save his friends’ bacon. In this story told on two levels, young readers will be entertained by the hijinks of the anthropomorphic food characters and will appreciate the allegory about not letting one bad apple spoil the bunch. Adult readers are served plenty of food for thought with hilarious gastronomical idioms and puns. An author’s note explaining all the wordplay adds English language educational opportunities. Good Egg and friends try different tactics to stop Bad Apple and Second Banana’s bullying
Contains hilarious gastronomical idioms, puns, and other word play
Author Henry Herz
Not all the foods in the refrigerator get along like peas in a pod
Henry Herz authored the picture books Mabel and the Queen of Dreams, Monster Goose Nursery Rhymes, When You Give an Imp a Penny, Little Red Cuttlefish, and Cap’n Rex and His Clever Crew. He’s a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.
Mabel and the Queen of Dreams 978-0-7643-5137-2 8.5" x 11" / 32 pp / HC / $16.99
Available October specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5625-4 Size: 7" x 10" Illustrations: 41 color images Pages: 48 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
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The Bossy Pirate by John Steven Gurney It’s mutiny on the high seas in this lighthearted lesson in playing well with others. When Salty Jack pretends his bedroom is a pirate ship, his friends help him tie ropes to serve as rigging and sheets to serve as sails. Crewmates Scallywag Sanjay and Barnacle Bob hoist the sails, and soon the friends are cruising past flying fish and secret caves. But their daring adventure goes to the dogs when Captain Salty Jack barks out too many orders and Millie the Mermaid abandons ship, setting an example for the rest of the crew. When Jack discovers it’s not as much fun playing alone, he must figure out a way to get his friends back. Children will discover, along with Captain Jack, that an adventure can be even more thrilling when everyone is allowed to share their creative ideas, and even steer the ship. Salty Jack and his friends fantasize about being pirates, until he gets too bossy
When the crew mutinies and abandons ship, how will he get them back?
Play-acting is more fun when everyone has a chance to share creative ideas
Author John Steven Gurney John Steven Gurney is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel Fuzzy Baseball and the picture book Dinosaur Train. He is the illustrator of the A to Z Mysteries and lives in Brattleboro, Vermont.
A Creative Approach to Managing Emotions by Maria Mercè Conangla and Jaume Soler Teachers and parents will have fun helping kids discover and nurture the rich diversity of their inner and outer worlds. Excursions into the desert, jungle, and other real-life landscapes become exercises in self-knowledge in this revolutionary approach to teaching kids emotional and ecological health. An activity book for teachers and parents that helps kids discover their emotional lives
Group activities and guided reflections show children how to tend their emotional and physical worlds
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5553-0 Size: 9" x 9" Illustrations: 58 color images Pages: 64 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
A Creative Approach to Managing Emotions by Maria Mercè Conangla and Jaume Soler Emotions are like the weather. Which meteorological conditions occur most often in your inner world? Through stories and activities, children learn how to make a beautiful umbrella to protect them from all kinds of “rain,” along with strategies for preventing emotional “pollution.” Includes a guide for mentors and teachers. Explores emotional intelligence using the weather as an analogy
Teaches kids strategies to prevent emotional pollution and protect themselves from “tsunamis” and “acid rain”
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5624-7 Size: 9" x 9" Illustrations: 58 color images Pages: 64 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
A Creative Approach to Managing Emotions by Maria Mercè Conangla and Jaume Soler What sources of energy does the Earth have? Where can we find the energy we need to survive? Did you know that there are also sources of emotional energy? Through stories, questions, and games, this book teaches middle-grade kids how to improve their relationships and the world in which they live. Teaches kids how to use their emotional energy to improve their relationships and the world
Activities show children how to “fly,” love themselves, and protect themselves without being aggressive
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5555-4 Size: 9" x 9" Illustrations: 58 color images Pages: 64 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
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Emotional Ecology offers a new, creative, and revolutionary approach to emotional education that works hand in hand with environmental education. This brand-new project aims to encourage boys and girls ages seven to twelve to work in a responsible and decisive way, leave a better world for those following them, and help those around them to grow. The books are an invitation to be creative, share experiences, and take action. Teachers can enrich the process to their taste through the activities and ideas put forward. How does it work? Each of the book’s five chapters has the same structure: 1. The chapter starts with a large double-page illustration and three questions. This page helps break the ice and invites children to “see” and “read” beyond what is shown on the page. 2. The next double page aims to make contact with the idea of “emotional ecology” and help us understand better what it is that happens inside us, what causes it, and what consequences it has. 3. The third double page urges children to think about how they can begin to act in a different and better-adjusted way. The big illustration and the questions again become an invitation to participate and get moving on possible solutions and tools. 4. The last section is a series of proposals consisting of an activity, story, narrative, game, or situation. Each proposal has a small teacher’s guide that follows the same structure: an objective, an explanation, reflections, and conclusions.
Authors Maria Mercè Conangla & Jaume Soler Maria Mercè Conangla and Jaume Soler are psychologists and creators of Fundació Àmbit (Institute for Personal Growth), Barcelona, a nonprofit organization that since 1996 has provided training in personal growth and emotional education. They teach at the University of Barcelona.
Available October specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5557-8 Size: 10" x 7" Illustrations: 168 color and b/w images Pages: 64 Binding: hard cover Price: $18.99
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The 50 State Fossils
A Guidebook for Aspiring Paleontologists by Yinan Wang, Illustrations by Jane Levy Did you know that Illinois’s state fossil is the weird-looking Tully Monster, which had eyes on a pair of stalks and an elephantlike trunk that ended in a toothed claw? Or that Idaho’s state fossil is the stocky Hagerman horse, named for the town where its bones were found? Fossils can be found in every state, and this engaging guidebook brings these ancient organisms to life. Each state entry contains details about the state fossil; an illustration of what the vertebrate, invertebrate, or plant looked like; a photograph or drawing of the fossil; and a state map showing where it can be found. Potential fossil candidates are proposed for states that do not yet have official state fossils, along with instructions on how to get state fossils designated. An appendix lists museums and parks where these fossils can be studied first-hand, making the book a fun resource for fossil enthusiasts and future paleontologists of all ages. An engaging kids’ guide to the official US state fossils, with photographs and illustrations
Includes an easy-to-understand explanation of geologic dating and a glossary
State fossils range from 425-million-year-old trilobites to giant Ice Age mammoths
Author Yinan Wang Yinan Wang is a graduate of Princeton University and a life-long natural history enthusiast. Jane Levy has a passion for art and education and an MFA from Ohio State University.
Teacher/Parent Resource Center – natural sciences Schiffer Kids has a long history with the natural sciences, an integral part of our STEAM approach. We encourage children to explore the world around them with the following educational and entertaining titles. Meet characters such as Mother Monarch, real-life animals like the American bald eagle Mr. President, and many others.
Chickadee & The Whale A Baby Chickadee’s Adventure
978-0-7643-2950-0 11" x 8 1/2" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.95
Mallory the Forgetful Duck 978-0-7643-4069-7 8 1/2" x 11" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
Otter Lee Brave 978-0-7643-4155-7 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 48 pp. / HC / $16.99
Saving Squeak The Otter Tale
978-0-7643-3588-4 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 32 pp. / HC / $14.99
978-0-7643-3826-7 11" x 8 1/2" / 48 pp. / HC / $16.99
In Mouse’s Backyard
978-0-7643-4246-2 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-3833-5 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-3400-9 11" x 8 1/2" / 32 pp. / HC / $19.99
Trudy the Tree Frog
978-0-7643-4388-9 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-4997-3 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-4282-0 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
Inside an Osprey’s Nest
Quiet Please—Eaglets Growing
978-0-7643-3684-3 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $13.99
Lobsters on the Loose
A Photographic Journey through Nesting Season
978-0-7643-5200-3 11" x 8 1/2" / 144 pp. / HC / $24.99
978-0-87033-541-9 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $11.95
The Wolves of Speedwell Forge
978-0-7643-5490-8 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 128 pp. / HC / $24.99
Mr. President and The First Lady The DC Eagle Cam Project
978-0-7643-5360-4 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 128 pp. / HC / $24.99
Available September specs If You Give the Puffin a Muffin ISBN: 978-0-7643-5552-3 Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 16 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
specs More Creatures and Characters ISBN: 978-0-7643-5606-3 Size: 8 1/2" x 11" Illustrations: 23 color and b/w images Pages: 48 Binding: soft cover Price: $12.99
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If You Give the Puffin a Muffin
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by Timothy Young Everyone’s favorite puffin is back, and guess what—he’s still ANGRY! When Puffin is offered a muffin, he realizes that he’s the subject of another picture book and the target of a rhyming scheme gone wrong. His emotions take over and chaos ensues as he tries to escape the story line. Luckily, Puffin knows just where to turn for help. See what happens when characters from other picture books come to Puffin’s rescue. Timothy Young fans will have fun spotting characters and scenes from his previously published books, as well as references to other children’s classics. Will Puffin get lost in the fantasy worlds, or will he find his way out? A puffin becomes peeved when offered a muffin, and chaos ensues
Imagines what might happen if book characters could talk back to their authors
Can characters from other picture books help Puffin escape from the story line?
More Creatures and Characters
Drawing Awesomely Wild, Wacky, and Funny Animals by Timothy Young A professional artist and animator shows kids how to unleash their imagination on the page. Learn how to use a variety of artistic styles to draw all kinds of funny animals, from fuzzy bunnies and bears to fantasy creatures. With dozens of process drawings as examples, this children’s book illustrator demonstrates techniques to conceptualize, sketch, and draw humorous animals with pen and pencil. This tutorial goes beyond the basic step-by-step method, showing children not just how to draw, but how to build their creative confidence. Teaches kids creative ways to conceptualize and draw humorous animals
From sketches to final artwork, this fun tutorial will help kids unleash their creativity
Learn from a pro who’s designed original creatures for animated cartoons, toys, and books
The Angry Little Puffin
978-0-7643-4805-1 8 1/2" x 11" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
I Hate Picture Books!
Do Not Open the Box
I’m Going to Outer Space!
978-0-7643-4387-2 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-5043-6 11" x 8 1/2" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
— Family Choice Awards
Great bedtime book.
978-0-7643-5385-7 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
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Drawing Amazing Monsters, Aliens, and Other Weird Things!
Shadows on My Wall
978-0-7643-4225-7 8 1/2" x 11" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-4224-0 8 1/2" x 11" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-5403-8 8 1/2" x 11" / 48 pp. / PB / $12.99
Author Timothy Young Timothy Young has been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director, and graphic designer. He is the author/illustrator of 10 children’s picture and art books. His favorite part of being an author is traveling to schools and talking to kids.
Am I Big Enough?
A Fun Little Book on Manners
Illustrated by Timothy Young
978-0-7643-5053-5 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
Available August specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5580-6 Size: 6" x 9" Illustrations: 32 b/w images Pages: 144 Binding: hard cover Price: $12.99
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Beauty and Bernice by Nancy Viau, Illustrated by Timothy Young Twelve-year-old Bernice Baransky likes the grunge look she’s come by honestly as the only girl at Porchtown Skate Park who can pop an ollie, ride the rails, and grind the slabs. She’d love to impress Wyatt Anderson, a skater who calls her Dude, but Bernice can’t seem to do more than mumble when he’s around. Should she accept help from a new neighbor, the proper and princessy Odelia, who is desperate to befriend her? Odelia keeps a fancy notebook called Odelia’s Guide to the Social Graces and spouts off hilarious lessons on poise, posture, manners, and what to do about embarrassing “oopsies” like unexpected burps and spilled soda. This exciting story takes readers on a thrill ride from the skate park’s half-pipe to Smile Academy, a summer camp for Down syndrome children. A novel full of adventure and heart, it asks the question: can two very different people ever be friends? Twelve-year-old skateboarder Bernice and princess look-alike Odelia are total opposites
An adventure novel that asks the question, can two very different people ever be friends?
Takes readers on a thrill ride from the half-pipe to a camp for Down syndrome children
Author Nancy Viau Nancy Viau is the author of five picture books and several middle-grade novels, including Just One Thing! (a 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year). A former teacher and kid at heart, she often visits schools to share her journey to publication and the writing process. Nancy works as a seasonal assistant librarian, and when not reading or writing, she searches for adventure at home and abroad.
Just One Thing! 978-0-7643-5162-4 6" x 9" / 144 pp / HC / $12.99
Available November If novels are the narrative form of play,
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5556-1 Size: 6" x 9" Illustrations: 23 color and b/w images Pages: 144 Binding: soft cover Price: $12.99
then Deborah Kalb’s new book is like a really great recess. —Jill Vialet, founder and CEO of Playworks
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The President and Me
John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead by Deborah Kalb, Illustrations by Robert Lunsford Adventure, history, and the drama of family life intertwine in this engrossing tale of a fifth-grade girl struggling to find her place after her mom remarries and she finds herself stuck with a younger stepbrother. Find out what happens when Ava and her newly blended family take a trip to Boston, where she buys a magic bobblehead and is unexpectedly transported to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. As Ava and her stepbrother, J. P., travel back and forth with John and Abigail Adams and their children, from Massachusetts, to Philadelphia, to the White House, to France, she learns about history, friendship, and how to deal with new situations, including her recently blended family. This sequel to The President and Me: George Washington and the Magic Hat features some of the same characters. Fifth-grader Ava, in Boston for a family wedding, finds herself unex pectedly traveling back in time
What can a magic John Adams bobblehead teach Ava about history and her blended family?
John and Abigail Adams were the first to live in the White House
Author Deborah Kalb Deborah Kalb is a freelance writer and editor who spent more than 20 years working as a journalist. She is the author of The President and Me series, and lives with her family in the Washington, DC, area. The President and me George Washington and the Magic Hat 978-0-7643-5110-5 6" x 9" / 144 pp / PB / $12.99
Robert Lunsford has been a graphic artist/illustrator for nearly 40 years. He is known for his ability to tell stories through pictures. Rob is married to a fellow artist and teacher and has two grown children.
Available October Well-researched and skillfully told . . . renders a remarkable, yet largely forgotten, chapter of American life during WWII. —Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author Poetry in America
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5551-6 Size: 6" x 9" Pages: 128 Binding: hard cover Price: $12.99
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Captive by Donna J. Stoltzfus Everything is about to change for John, a 13-year-old boy who goes to live and work on a Mennonite neighbor’s farm during WWII. John’s father is fighting in Europe, and John finds himself impatient with Sarah, a daughter of the family, who doesn’t believe in war. To make matters worse, a group of German prisoners of war arrives to work on the farm. John always keeps a sketch pad handy for drawing whenever he has a spare moment. How can John remain loyal to his father and hold onto his anger at the enemy when a POW begins to encourage his art, noticing John’s talent in a way no one ever has before? Unexpectedly, his drawings force him to make difficult decisions involving POWs, his father, and his dreams. During WWII, a 13-year-old boy must work alongside German POWs on a neighbor’s farm
Historical fiction novel that challenges a boy’s beliefs about war and friendship
How can John hate the POW who understands his passion to draw everything he sees?
Author Donna J. Stoltzfus Donna J. Stoltzfus enjoys work as a freelance writer. When she is not writing, she works at Ten Thousand Villages, a fair-trade retail organization, which inspired her to author a picture book, In The Trunk of Grandma’s Car.
Available September A haunting, poignant specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5554-7 Size: 6" x 9" Pages: 128 Binding: hard cover Price: $12.99
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mystery about the enduring power of friendship, even across time; I was rooting for Maggie McConnell right from the first page. —Jeffrey Johnson, writer, jeffrywjohnston.com
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A Promise Stitched in Time by Colleen Rowan Kosinski Promises can be hard to keep, but Maggie McConnell is determined to keep the promise she made to her father before he died. She must win a scholarship to a prestigious art program, but her grief gets in the way as she struggles to find her artistic vision. When Maggie purchases an old tweed coat as inspiration, she never guesses this fur-collared coat will forever change the way she views life and her place in it. The coat awakens her muse, but also awakens something else: Maggie believes its previous owner haunts the coat. Dreams and visions give way to clues from the past, and then a Holocaust victim’s tattoo appears on her arm. With the help of a steampunk-dressing school outcast named Taj, Maggie must decipher what the ghost wants her to discover, and in the process find herself. A haunted coat presents a mystery for a struggling young artist to solve
Explores bullying, Holocaust history, and the search for selfconfidence
Inspired by a true story about two Jewish girls forced to sew luxurious garments during WWII
Author Colleen Rowan Kosinski Author/illustrator Colleen Rowan Kosinski attended Moore College of Art and Rutgers University. A Promised Stitched in Time is her first middlegrade novel. Colleen is fascinated with the unknown and hopes her story will intrigue others.
Old-Time Rabbit Wisdom by K. Meriwether Baxter 54 black-and-white illustrations will take you through the mystical burrow to find possibilities, sniff the winds for hints of what’s to come, or visit the psychic meadow to find answers to questions you have right now. Simple instructions that are easy to read. Also includes the new and fun game Nose Bonk!
specs ISBN: 978-0-7643-5470-0 Size: box set 2 1/2" x 3 5/8" x 3/4" 54 art cards & instructions Binding: box set Price: $9.99
Featured Backlist Red Feather Mind, Body, Spirit is an imprint that builds on Schiffer Publishing’s reputation for creating high-quality titles focused on metaphysics, spirituality, and personal growth for adults as well as kids. In fact, we believe that children especially need guidance on these important topics, and it’s our goal to create fun, engaging, and effective titles that help parents foster their kid’s understanding and help their spirits take flight! RedFeatherMindBodySpirit / www.redfeathermbs.com
Four Little Witches
The Legend of Papa Balloon
The Wheel of the Year Beltane, Litha, Lammas, and Mabon
The Wheel of the Year - Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, and Ostara
978-0-7643-3689-8 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 64 pp. / HC / $19.99
978-0-7643-3987-5 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" / 64 pp. / HC / $19.99
Elemental Tarot for Kids
The Astrological Zodiac for Children
A Workbook for Wiccan Families
Growing Up Pagan
The Journey Oracle
978-0-7643-4503-6 8 1/2" x 11" / 88 pp. / PB / $16.99
978-0-7643-3143-5 8 1/2" x 11" / 64 pp. / PB / $19.99
978-0-7643-3783-3 2 7/8" x 4 1/2" / 96 pp. / box set / $24.99
978-0-7643-4130-4 5 3/4" x 8 3/4" / 96 pp. / box set / $34.99
In the Night Sky
978-0-7643-4943-0 5" x 6 1/2" / 40 pp. / HC / $12.99
978-0-7643-4410-7 11" x 8 1/2" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
Pop Culture 978-0-7643-5597-4 8 1/2" x 11" 26 color illustrations hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99 Available in September
978-0-7643-5039-9 6" x 6" 10 color illustrations board book / 24 pp. $9.99
A One-of-a-Kind Alphabet Book by Leslie Haines Animal Abecedary explores unusual imagery juxtapositions by transforming something ordinary, like an alphabet book, and turning it into a fanciful flight of unusual and sophisticated pairings. Letterpress type, vintage engravings, found objects, old book pages, photography, and original drawings mix together with humor to become something unexpected, original, and delightful.
In the Media May this book of imagery bring as much delight to you as it has to me. –Leslie Haines, author & illustrator
Two Long Ears by Jacob A. Boehne Along with learning to count from 1 to 10, children and their adults can explore the many ways people decorate their bodies. With its colorful, fun pictures, this offers a simple way to start talking with children about accepting differences, from piercings to tattoos. Includes a two-sided bonus poster.
In the Media Might be some readers’ first encounter with septum piercings, stretched earlobes, and neck tattoos. (Families who already have these and other kinds of body art will be right at home.) –Publisher’s Weekly
978-0-7643-4386-5 9" x 12" 58 color illustrations hard cover / 56 pp. $19.99
978-0-7643-4389-6 8 1/2" x 11" 15 color illustrations hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99
A is for Anchor
Mommy’s New Tattoo
by Paul Slifer
by Levi Greenacres
A is for Anchor is a delightful illustrated alphabet inspired by classic images from traditional Western tattoo designs. With its retro, folk art charm and engaging verse, A is for Anchor is designed to appeal to parents looking for a different type of alphabet book for their children as well as fans of tattoo art and illustrated books. Complete with a special alphabet poster, this is a great book for all ages.
Mommy’s New Tattoo is the story of a young girl who visits a tattoo shop for the first time with her mother, who is getting a tattoo. The story examines the mother’s reason for getting tattooed and the lasting consequences of wearing and displaying body art.
A Tattoo Alphabet
A Bedtime Story for People
In the Media Exactly the kind of book I’m surprised took so long to get made. —XOJane
Recently Published 978-0-7643-5427-4 8" x 10" 35 color illustrations hard cover / 40 pp. $16.99
978-0-7643-5393-2 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" 23 color images hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99
Mr. Owliver’s Magic at the Museum
by Carolyn Bracken
by Brian Wray, Illustrated by Shiloh Penfield
Mr. Owliver is responsible for guarding the masterpieces at the Animaltown Art Museum. One night he makes a horrifying discovery that makes him worry about his job and leads to a night of surprises. This is a whimsical introduction for young readers to become familiar with some of the art masterpieces of the world.
Rose is a stuffed bunny who loves having fun with the little boy she lives with, until she discovers a loose thread dangling from her arm, and it’s all she can think about. The story will help parents and teachers talk to children about what to do with obsessive thoughts.
In the Media Masterpiece of an art lover’s story. –Midwest Book Review Illustrations are amazingly fun. –Story Monsters Ink Engaging, enlightening, and wonderfully done. –My Book Abyss
In the Media A delightful read that somehow manages to address important mental health issues. –Matthew Goldfine, Ph.D., child psychologist Great way for parents and teachers to create conversation. –Calgary Herald A necessary and useful message entwined in a cute story of having fun with friends. –Being Unique Being a Reader
978-0-7643-5397-0 9" x 9" 32 color images hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99
978-0-7643-5394-9 8" x 10" 50 color illustrations hard cover / 48 pp. $16.99
Sticks ’n’ Stones ’n’ Dinosaur Bones
Gruel Snarl Draws a Wild Zugthing
by Ted Enik, Illustrated by G. F. Newland
by Jeff Jantz
The first book in the Unhinged History series brings to life the infamous rivalry between Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, known today as the Bone Wars. Witty rhymes and wonderfully demented illustrations reveal how the paleontologists’ feud began and then spun absurdly out of control.
Zeeber garbble ding! Gruel Snarl is driving his mom zonkers! Just an ordinary kid with an extraordinary imagination, but sometimes Gruel’s imagination runs wild. Travel to the other side of a ripple in space for a wild story that jumps right off the page.
In the Media
Have you ever pondered your life, wondering where the reality lies? Well, welcome to the kids’ version. –Story Monsters Ink Coolest, most mind bending book I’ve looked into for my kids in a while. –Artistic Bent A whole lot of fun. –Matt Faulkner, award-winning author and illustrator
Fun to read aloud, that’s for sure. –Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse 8 Production A must for the dinosaur lover and a great read-aloud. –Books My Kids Read
In the Media
Recently Published 978-0-7643-5413-7 7" x 10" 80 color illustrations soft cover / 80 pp. $12.99
Zendoodle for Children by Gitta Edelmann Children will love following a pair of white mice named Milli and Matti as they search for colorful patterns to wear to the Festival of the Animals. The mice take turns drawing the patterns on each other and invite readers to draw along in the book with a fineliner pen.
In the Media A wonderful story and includes lots of places for children to draw the patterns. –Debby Kratovil Quilts
978-0-7643-5328-4 8 1/2" x 11" 17 color images hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99
Bicycling Rules of the Road
The Adventures of Devin Van Dyke by Kelly Pulley Devin Van Dyke tries to follow his mother’s list of safety rules while riding his bike, but friends he meets along the way lead him astray, resulting in a messy situation for everyone. This humorous, action-packed adventure story is a fun way to learn basic bicycling safety rules.
In the Media Memorable safety message for young readers. –Midwest Book Review Ideal when reinforcing for children the importance of safely riding a bicycle. –Librarian on a Bicycle
978-0-7643-5395-6 9" x 9" 10 color images hard cover / 32 pp. $14.99
Have You Heard?
A Child’s Introduction to the Ten Commandments by Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman, Illustrated by Eric Krackow Keeping true to the original Hebrew, Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman frames the Ten Commandments in a way a small child can hear and an adult can explain. This book is a treasure for both young and old.
In the Media Explaining the Ten Commandments to a child can be difficult, but Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman makes it easy. –The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
978-0-7643-5406-9 8 1/2" x 11" 21 color images hard cover / 32 pp. $16.99
The Cycling Wangdoos by Kelly Pulley An imaginative, fun-to-read, rhyming tale of an unlikely cycling team and their off-track lesson in teamwork. Find out what happens when the smallest Wangdoo’s discontentment spreads through the team and the race takes a dangerous turn.
In the Media A great family book about enjoying the best sport in the world. –Kristin Armstrong, 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Perfect for reading out loud. –A Window into Books Fun, clever way to teach kids about teamwork. –The Reading Tub
The Legendary Stallion of Chincoteague by Lois Szymanski, Illustrated by Linda Kantjas
Reg io Fav n a l o r it e
Children will love learning about Surfer Dude, a beloved wild stallion who cared for his herd of mares over a lifetime on Chincoteague Island. This story of love and the circle of life will become your child’s favorite book.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5366-6 Size: 7" x 10" 44 color and b/w images Pages: 40 Binding: hard cover Price: $14.99
In the Media Assateague pony lovers of any age will enjoy this closer look inside the herds we watch from afar. It’s an especially apt book to give a child dealing with loss. –Bay Weekly The legendary Surfer Dude passed away in 2015, but has been etched into island history in Lois Szymanski’s book Surfer Dude. —Delamarva Now
Wind and Oyster Jack by Marcia G. Moore, Illustrations by Heather Crow Oyster Jack wants to harvest oysters. His friend Wind wants to be warm. She searches the Chesapeake Bay from Chestertown to Deal Island for a coat or a blanket. Oyster Jack finds a surprising solution to keeping Wind warm, right in their home port.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5422-9 Size: 8 1/2" x 11" 25 color images Pages: 32 Binding: hard cover Price: $14.99
In the Media With the help of her sensational illustrator, Heather Crow, and her beautiful imagery, Oyster Jack’s story will inspire children from the Eastern Shore to hop on a skipjack and set sail! –The Talbot Spy
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Awesome Chesapeake A Kid’s Guide to the Bay
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Chesapeake Bay Walk 978-0-87033-507-5 9" x 9" / 30 pp. / HC / $12.95
How the Oysters Saved the Bay 978-0-7643-4283-7 11" x 8 1/2" / 32 pp. / HC / $16.99
First Sail 978-0-87033-442-9 10 7/8" x 8 1/2" / 48 pp. / HC / $15.95
Sauncey and Mr. King’s Gallery
The Chester Town Tea Party
The Boy Who Saved the Town
978-0-87033-498-6 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $10.95
978-0-87033-422-1 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.95
978-0-87033-405-4 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.95
The World Turned Upside Down
Leonard Calvert and the Maryland Adventure
The Secret of Heron Creek
978-0-7643-3685-0 7" x 9" / 96 pp. / PB / $9.99
978-0-87033-414-6 6" x 9" / 136 pp. / PB / $7.95
Once a Pony Time at Chincoteague
Chincoteague Pony Identification Cards
Chincoteague Pony Identification Cards
978-0-7643-4453-4 5 3/8" x 3 7/8" / 75 cards / box set / $19.99
978-0-7643-4714-6 5 1/8" x 3 9/16" x 1 5/16" / 70 cards / box set / $19.99
Children of 1776
978-0-87033-534-1 7" x 9" / 80 pp. / PB / $9.95
Wild Colt 978-0-7643-3975-2 7" x 10" / 40 pp. / HC / $16.99
978-0-7643-3816-8 9" x 7 1/2" / 30 pp. / HC / $9.99
The Biggest (and Best) Flag That Ever Flew
978-0-87033-440-5 7" x 10" / 30 pp. / HC / $8.99
Oyster Moon 978-0-87033-459-7 6" x 9" / 112 pp. / PB / $9.95
Teacher/Parent Resource Center – for budding architects Architecture embodies all the aspects of STEAM, which is why we love The Future Architect’s Handbook and Tool Kit! This challenging field demands a core knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math with the understanding of key concepts in both art and design. Schiffer Kids is excited to promote this field in anticipation of readers going on to discover our extensive architecture line of titles.
The Future Architect’s Handbook by Barbara Beck, Architect Young readers discover how architects work by examining “Aaron the Architect’s” four drawings (site plan, floor plan, section, and elevation) for his own home. They also learn about design techniques, building components, and architectural styles. Freehand drawings illustrate the text and inspire readers to apply these lessons to their own designs.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4676-7 Size: 9 1/8" x 8 1/8" 51 b/w illustrations Pages: 48 Binding: hard cover Price: $16.99
In the Media This book is the perfect introduction to what an architect does at work and why buildings look and function as they do. Ideal for middle grades ages 8–13, but creative adults will also find it inspiring. –Bookworm for Kids
The Future Architect’s Tool Kit by Barbara Beck, Architect Readers discover more about the design techniques used by Aaron the Architect in The Future Architect’s Handbook. Walk through the process of designing a home and building a threedimensional model, using an included toolkit just like Aaron’s. Freehand drawings inspire readers to apply lessons to their own designs.
2017 Buyer’s Choice Award Winner, Museum Store Association
In the Media With its detailed sketches and bonus goodies, this is an impressive set of supplies to gift to the young artist in your life. –Foreword Reviews ISBN: 978-0-7643-5193-8 Size: 12" x 9" 62 b/w images Pages: 48 Binding: box set Price: $29.99
Includes: • workbook • graph paper • pencil • drafting eraser • architect’s ruler
Everything is basic, but that is fine. The book is not aiming for the next Robie House; instead it tries to give kids an understanding of representation and spatial thinking, and it does a good job in doing so. –A Daily Dose of Architecture This book hits a perfect balance–giving the reader a real-life, informative lesson on the aspects of design and architecture while still finding a way to capture a child’s imagination and inspire them to unleash their own creativity. –Bear Hugs & Blanket Forts
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(CT, MA, ME, RI, VT) 678 Brush Hill Rd. Milton, MA 02186 Phone: 617.333.3288 Fax: 617.333.3287 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirit Sales Ltd
(IA, MO, WI) 2189 N IL Route 83 PMB 296 Round Lake Beach IL 60073 800-774-0301 Fax 888-774-0099 email@example.com
(AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, UT, WY) 1933 S. Broadway, Suite 830 Los Angles, CA 90007 Phone: 213.748.8814 Fax: 213.748.5895 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stephenyoung.net
(IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) Phone: 269.808.8900 Email: email@example.com www.blue4books.com
Chesapeake & Hudson, Inc.
(CT, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV) 115 West Potomac St. Brunswick, MD 21716 Phone: 800.231.4469 Fax: 800.307.5163 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.cheshud.com
Faherty & Associates, Inc.
(AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 6665 SW Hampton St. #100 Portland, OR 97223 Phone: 800.824.2888 or 503.639.3113 Fax: 800.257.8646 or 503.598.9850 email@example.com www.fahertybooks.com
Southern Book Travelers, LLC
(AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV) 104 Owens Parkway, Suite J Birmingham, AL 35244 Phone: 205.682.8570 Fax: 770.804.2013 firstname.lastname@example.org www.southeasternbooktravelers.com
Spirit Sales Ltd
(IA, MO, WI) 2189 N IL Route 83 PMB 296 Round Lake Beach IL 60073 800-774-0301 Fax 888-774-0099 email@example.com
ASIA Publishers International Marketing, LTD 1 Monkton Close Ferndown Dorset United Kingdom BH22 9LL Phone: +44 1202 896210 Fax: +44 1202 897010 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pim-uk.com
AUSTRALIA Peribo Pty Limited
58 Beaumont Road Mt Kuring-Gai NSW 2080 Australia Phone: +61 (0) 2 9457 0011 Fax: +61 (0) 2 9457 0022 email@example.com www.peribo.com.au
CANADA Thomas Allen & Son Ltd. 195 Allstate Parkway Markham, ON Canada L3R 4T8 Phone: 905.475.9126 Toll Free: 800.387.4333 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thomasallen.ca
CARIBBEAN, CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA JCC P.O. Box 6146 Santa Fe, NM 87502 Phone: 505.986.8458 Fax: 505.438.0206 email@example.com www.jc-carrillo.com
INDIA Sara Books Pvt. Ltd.
302A, Vardaan House, 7/28, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 110 002. Phone No:- +91-11-23266107, +91-11-43612145 Fax No:- +91-11-23266102 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sarabooksindia.com
SOUTH AFRICA Peter Hyde Associates
5/7 Speke St., Observatory 7925, PO Box 23495 Claremont 7735, South Africa +27 21 447 5300 email@example.com
UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE Gazelle Book Services Ltd. White Cross Mills Hightown Lancaster Lancashire LA1 4XS Phone: +44 (0) 1524 528500 Fax: +44 (0) 1524 528510 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gazellebookservices.co.uk
4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310 Phone: (610) 593-1777 Fax: (610) 593-2002 E-mail: email@example.com Ordering Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday–Friday Printed in China