The Tooth Fairy Wars
It’s the Tooth Fairy against Nathan, a boy who’d rather keep his tooth than get the cash, thank you very much!
“An engaging, original spin on this celebrated rite of passage.” —Booklist
The Llamacorn Is Kind
Welcome to the land of the one-horned beasts! Unicorn is pale and grand, Donkeycorn is loud, and Tigercorn is fearsome—but look for Llamacorn, who is kind and will be your friend.
Llamacorn Saves the Day
When Mousicorn and Squirrelcorn are swept downstream on the Lemonade River, Llamacorn and his friends must run, fly, and swim to the rescue.
Hans My Hedgehog: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm
A new retelling of an old tale about a boy who is half hedgehog. He is also a pig keeper, a musician, and a helper of lost kings. But what will the kings promise him in return?
“In a feat that may astound fairy tale cognoscenti, Coombs and Nickle transform a once-prickly story into something witty and warm...” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“Perfect for story times and possibly a jumping-off point for age-appropriate discussions about ostracism.”
—School Library Journal
One by one the people of Maldinga straggled through the woods to Kalli’s cottage and told her their secrets. But the secrets were so sad!
Honors and Awards: A Junior Library Guild pick, Parents’ Choice Recommended book, and International Reading Association Book Award Notable
“Solomon’s lovely watercolors, framed with jewel-toned borders… add fascinating details and emotional depth to this gentle jewel of a tale that will prompt discussion on the sharing of secrets, good and bad.”
“An uplifting modern fairy tale.” —School Library Journal
Goodnight Mr. Darcy
This mashup of Pride and Prejudice and Goodnight Moon combines the look and sound of the famous children’s book with an ultra-brief retelling of Jane Austen’s much-loved classic.
Also available as a picture book.
“This is a must-have for Jane Austen fans. I love reading it to my baby. Even better than that—my seven-year-old loves reading it to my baby. Little Jane Austen fans in the making.” —Amazon review
Little Naturalists: The Adventures of John Muir
With just a blanket and a tin cup, John Muir traveled the mountains of the far West, helping bring about the creation of Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.
“My almost 2-year-old loves this book! We got it at the library but had to buy a copy because she wants to read it all the time.” —Amazon review
“My daughter is obsessed.” —Amazon review
Little Naturalists: John James Audubon Painted Birds
Audubon is the author of the most famous bird book of all time. Act out this simple breakdown of the beaks, legs, wings, and eggs Audubon painted with your toddler!
“I got this book from a friend and fellow bird lover for our little one. The illustrations are so cute and the little poem is short and sweet and perfect.” —Amazon review
Little Naturalists: Henry David Thoreau in the Woods
Take a look at the year Thoreau spent living, writing, and observing nature in a small cabin next to Walden Pond.
“So cute and gets the point across in few words. I got it for my sweet baby granddaughter’s first birthday to introduce her to a literary great. I’m so glad they have these books available! She loves it and even sleeps with it in her crib.” —Amazon review
“We purchased a Little Naturalists book for my son while visiting a state park in Oklahoma and he ADORES it. When I came across this one on Amazon I had to buy it and he adores this one too! I highly recommend these books!” —Amazon review
Little Naturalists: Johnny Appleseed
Johnny Appleseed may sound like a tall tale hero, but he really did plant frontier nurseries and sell apple tree saplings to settlers. He was also an animal rights activist and vegetarian.
Little Naturalists: Ansel Adams and His Camera
Ansel Adams got his first camera as a boy in Yosemite, and he would return there to take some of his greatest photographs of icons like Half Dome.
“Great board book to introduce Ansel Adams to younger children. I am teaching my older kids about him and wanted to include my younger children.” —Amazon review
Little Naturalists: Georgia O’Keeffe Loved the Desert
Georgia O’Keeffe may be best known for her paintings of flowers, but her great love was the New Mexico desert, which she called the Faraway.
“She painted flowers, and all the colors. And she wore a hat. We have a cactus in our front yard, like the one she painted.” —young reader Nova, daughter of actress/model Summer Bellessa
Little Naturalists: Jane Goodall Is a Friend to All
After forty years studying chimpanzees, Jane Goodall expanded her conservation efforts to the whole planet.
Little Naturalists: Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories
Beatrix Potter is known for writing Peter Rabbit and other stories, but she was also a conservationist. Her donation of land helped create today’s Lake District National Park in England.
Little Naturalists: George Washington Carver Loved Plants
George Washington Carver managed to get a college education in the face of Jim Crow-era racism. He became a professor and environmentalist, teaching college students and farmers how to feed the soil through planting new crops like peanuts.
Little Naturalists: Wangari Maathai Planted Trees
Wangari Maathai helped women living in poverty as well as the environment by hiring the women to plant and care for trees. Her Green Belt movement spread to other countries, and she won a Nobel Peace Prize for her work.
Little Naturalists: Rachel Carson Cared about Our World (April 2022)
An oceanographer by training, Rachel Carson began to investigate the effects of crop pesticides on birds and other living things. She brought about change and is considered the mother of the modern environmental movement.
Little Naturalists: Teddy Roosevelt Loved the Outdoors (April 2022)
Teddy Roosevelt loved adventures and loved the outdoors. As president, he designated national parks and established national monuments, national forests, bird reserves, and national game reserves, as well as the US Forest Service.
Little Poet William Shakespeare: I Love You
Say “I love you” to your little one with small quotes from Shakespeare’s sonnets and plays.
“Easy to read over and over as your kids will demand. A simple and elegant introduction to classical phrases so well-crafted they have become cliché as well as sparkling treasure of less known bits of Shakespeare presented in a lovely display.” —Amazon review
Little Poet Emily Dickinson: In Emily’s Garden
Emily Dickinson loved her garden, and glimpses of it can be found in her poems.
Help your toddler explore Emily’s garden.
“We love this book. The lines chosen from Emily Dickinson’s poetry have nice rhythm and cadence and are able to stand independently on each page… They are unified by the overall theme of the book. The illustrations are colorful and cheerful...” —Amazon review
Little Poet Walt Whitman: Miracles Everywhere
Teach your child to see how wonderful the world is with Walt Whitman’s poem of joy and gratitude.
“We love this little book that you can read multiple ways. It’s brief but profound. I just purchased a second one for a close friend.” —Amazon review
Little Poet Lewis Carroll: Silly Time
Spend some silly time introducing your lap reader to characters from nonsense poems by the author of Alice in Wonderland. As the last page asks, “Can you be silly?”
Little Poet Robert Frost: Two Roads
Robert Frost’s famous poem is accompanied by a simplified version for small children. Which road will you choose?
Little Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Nevermore!
A delightful take on one of Poe’s moody poems—meet a raven, a poet, and a lost love named Lenore in the poem known for its solemn refrain of “Nevermore!”