Picture Books

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.

The Llamacorn Is Kind

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.

Llamacorn Saves the Day

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

Hans My Hedgehog: A Tale from the Brothers Grimm

The Secret-Keeper

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.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“An uplifting modern fairy tale.” —School Library Journal

The Secret-Keeper

Board Books

Parody

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

Goodnight Mr. Darcy

Little Naturalists

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: The Adventures of John Muir

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: John James Audubon Painted Birds

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: Henry David Thoreau in the Woods

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: Johnny Appleseed

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: Ansel Adams and His Camera

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: Georgia O’Keeffe Loved the Desert

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: Jane Goodall Is a Friend to All

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: Beatrix Potter Wrote Stories

Little Poets

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 William Shakespeare: I Love You

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 Emily Dickinson: In Emily’s Garden

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 Walt Whitman: Miracles Everywhere

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 Lewis Carroll: Silly Time

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 Robert Frost: Two Roads

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!”

Little Poet Edgar Allan Poe: Nevermore!

More Information

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