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365 Stories and Rhymes

365 Stories and Rhymes

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Explore the magic and wonder of storytelling with this beautifully illustrated classic padded keepsake treasury book that both children and adults will enjoy. Young readers will love snuggling up for storytime and picking one (or three!) of the 365 stories and nursery rhymes to read aloud. Gorgeous illustrations and stories create a treasured storytime bond both kiddos and their grown-ups will enjoy. An enchanting favorite for years!

  • Short stories or rhymes allow adults to adjust how many stories and how much time to spend reading every day. Several stories for nighttime reading can be read together or individually for a quick 5-minute read
  • Bond with your child through family storytime and strengthen a love for books and reading. Classic stories for kids to enjoy for years! Infants, toddlers, and emerging readers will enjoy this storybook and create cherished memories with loved ones
  • Classic stories and rhymes include Hey Diddle Diddle, One Potato Two Potato, Unicorn Magic, Three Little Kittens, Puss in Boots, Small World, Cinderella, The Gnome, and more
  • Gorgeous illustrations and beautifully written tales will create a smile from ear to ear
  • Boys and girls can collect all titles in the Cottage Door Press 365 Treasury Book Collection and other storybook sets with treasured favorites
  • Atlas of Animal Adventures: A Collection of Nature's Most Unmissable Events, Epic Migrations and Extraordinary Behaviours

    Atlas of Animal Adventures: A Collection of Nature's Most Unmissable Events, Epic Migrations and Extraordinary Behaviours

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    From the team behind the bestselling Atlas of Adventures, this journey of discovery takes you in large format through 31 of nature's most unmissable animal events from between the two poles, including epic migrations, extraordinary behaviors, and Herculean habits. There are hundreds of things to spot and facts to learn.

    Celebrate the incredible ways in which animals survive in the wild: with every turn of the page, you'll meet another of nature's most adventurous creatures, learning about their amazing behaviors and habitats.

    Each section begins with an infographic map of the region it explores, followed by richly detailed two-page spreads featuring its most fascinating creatures. You'll get to run with the wildebeest in Kenya, nest with the puffins in Iceland, parade with the peacocks in India, hit the dance floor with the birds of paradise in New Guinea, and go north with the narwhals of Canada, among many other adventures.

    The quirky illustrations make the animals' lives relatable to our own with humorous surprises: look out for a drone bee delivering a bunch of flowers to his queen, polar bears using binoculars to watch for seals, and cold-blooded iguanas basking in the sun on beach blankets.

    Interesting facts and figures pepper the scenes. Did you know that a Zambian fruit bat can gobble up to twice its body weight in fruit each night? Or that elephants have longer pregnancies than any other land animal - about 22 months!? Or that, at only one day old, a caribou calf can outrun a human? A 'Can you find?' page at the back challenges you to explore the pages even deeper by locating the pictured animals and objects.

    Children and adults alike will find inspiration in the extraordinary feats of these wonderful creatures.

    Baby's First Christmas

    Baby's First Christmas

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    It's your baby's first Christmas, and what a reason to celebrate! Enjoy sweet illustrations as you and your little one get ready for their first Christmas with this greeting card book. The special cover flap includes a loving message and space for an inscription. Make and remember all-new Christmas memories with this special holiday book, which includes an envelope so you can give this book instead of a card!

    Check out the entire Little Bird Greetings collection from Cottage Door Press, as well as our full selection of Christmas books for kids!

  • Great Christmas gift for baby! To-From section in the front flap to write a special message to the new bundle of joy as they begin to celebrate their first Christmas. Also includes an envelope and foil seal to give as a gift instead of a card.
  • Bright, festive colors will intrigue curious infants in this Christmas baby book
  • Shiny foil features on the cover and the flap hiding a spot for a holiday inscription make this stand out as a festive gift
  • Sweet illustrations provide visual stimulation and introduce babies to Christmas fun, from candy and cookies to Santa and family time!
  • Little boys and girls can read along and enjoy the fun as they celebrate Christmas traditions with their family and build a Christmas book collection.
  • Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

    Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

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    A lighthearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the Earth--told from the perspective of the Earth itself!

    Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.

    Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth's life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. Beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty helps Earth tell her story, and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield brings the words to life. The book includes back matter with even more interesting tidbits.

    This title has Common Core connections.

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2

    Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls 2

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    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    This sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, showcases 100 brand-new bedtime stories of incredible women throughout history and around the world.

    In this book, readers will embark on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women through the ages, from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls transforms each biography into a fairytale, filling readers with wonder and a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.

    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand-new graphic design, a glossary, and full-page, full-color portraits of each subject, created by the best female artists of our time.

    I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    The eighth biography in this New York Times bestselling series features one of America's greatest civil rights heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cover may vary)

    As a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it--peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what's right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.

    This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are:

    - A timeline of key events in the hero's history
    - Photos that bring the story more fully to life
    - Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable
    - Childhood moments that influenced the hero
    - Facts that make great conversation-starters
    - A virtue this person embodies: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dreams of a better future propelled him into action.

    You'll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

    I Am Sonia Sotomayor

    I Am Sonia Sotomayor

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    Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.

    This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

    Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

    Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

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    2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

    2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council


    2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) - Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) - Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) - Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)
    Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples' resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

    Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

    The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

    Sandy: I love reading young adult non-fiction even though I'm 55. I'm challenged everyday by the world around us and especially by my kids -- to peer closely at the origin myths of America, and history as I was taught it. This book is perfect for that.  Highly recommend.

    Let's Talk about Race

    Let's Talk about Race

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    This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences." --School Library Journal (starred review)

    In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. A strong choice for sharing at home or in the classroom.

    Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us. This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story (School Library Journal). Lester's poignant picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences (Children's Literature).

    Julius Lester said: I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details.

    I am a story. So are you. So is everyone.

    Listified!: Britannica's 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind

    Listified!: Britannica's 300 Lists That Will Blow Your Mind

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    Britannica's Listified! will surprise, amaze, and amuse inquisitive young readers with 300 ingenious lists that organize the best bits of our awesome world.

    "This encyclopedia of facts is first-rate." - The Ten Best Children's Books of the Year, Smithsonian Magazine

    Ever wondered which 10 dinosaurs were the largest, and what they weighed...in cats? Or how much of your DNA you share with other animals...and bananas? Enter the listiverse and get ready to see the world in a whole new way. Listified! takes the best and most amazing parts of the universe --erupting volcanoes, medieval machines, jumping spiders, exploding stars, and everything in between -- and organizes them into quirky list form for curious kids and their friends and family to enjoy.

    Brought to life by imaginative and hilarious artworks, each list presents subjects from new and unexpected angles. So let Britannica's Listified! take you on a journey through 300 lists that illuminate everything from the human body, to prehistoric creatures, planet Earth, outer space, and the mysteries beyond. Here are three mind-blowing facts from Listified! to get you started...

  • A Tyrannosaurus rex could swallow 15,000 hamburgers in a single bite.
  • A bolt of lightning is the width of your thumb and five times hotter than the surface of the Sun.
  • If you tied all your hair together into a single cord, it could support the weight of 18 cows.
  • An utterly absorbing compendium of amazing facts and trivia that will keep children aged 8+ entertained for hours!

    Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

    Of Beetles & Angels: A Boy's Remarkable Journey from a Refugee Camp to Harvard

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    Read the remarkable true story of a young boy's journey from civil war in east Africa to a refugee camp in Sudan, to a childhood on welfare in an affluent American suburb, and eventually to a full-tuition scholarship at Harvard University.

    Following his father's advice to treat all people-even the most unsightly beetles-as though they were angels sent from heaven, Mawi overcomes the challenges of language barriers, cultural differences, racial prejudice, and financial disadvantage to build a fulfilling, successful life for himself in his new home.

    Of Beetles and Angels is at once a harrowing survival story and a compelling examination of the refugee experience. With hundreds of thousands of copies sold since its initial publication, and as a frequent selection as one book/one school/one community reads, this unforgettable memoir continues to touch and inspire readers. This special expanded fifteenth anniversary edition includes a new introduction and afterword from the author, a discussion guide, and more.

    Penderwicks in Spring

    Penderwicks in Spring

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    With over one million copies sold, this series of modern classics about the charming Penderwick family, from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestseller Jeanne Birdsall, is perfect for fans of Noel Streatfeild and Edward Eager.

    Springtime is finally arriving on Gardam Street, and there are surprises in store for each member of the family.

    Some surprises are just wonderful, like neighbor Nick Geiger coming home from war. And some are ridiculous, like Batty's new dog-walking business. Batty is saving up her dog-walking money for an extra-special surprise for her family, which she plans to present on her upcoming birthday. But when some unwelcome surprises make themselves known, the best-laid plans fall apart.

    Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that has come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what's hidden into the bright light of the spring sun.