What does it mean to be tough? Kim finds out in this moving mother-daughter story about family hardship, vulnerability and love, perfect for fans of Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors.
Kim's mum is tough. Everyone says so. She can deal with unruly customers at the Red Rooster with a snap of her fingers.
Kim is tough, too. She doesn't need to wear a hat to keep her ears warm. And she can make soup all by herself, even without the stove.
Kim and her mum are tough.
But Kim is learning that sometimes toughness doesn't look like what you'd expect.
In this tender exploration of a mother-daughter relationship, Kim and her mother learn that in order to support and truly take care of each other, they need to be tough -- and that sometimes being tough means showing vulnerability and asking for help.
How will you know what’s possible if you don’t try?
This is a story for anyone who has ever felt like a beginner, or had doubts, or worried they weren’t good enough. It’s a story for those who have experienced the pain of trying something new and not having it turn out as they had hoped.
With alluring black-and-white illustrations and a powerful message, this captivating book celebrates the way failure is just the beginning of the journey. This beautiful tale is about how failure has so much to offer—lessons that help us learn, grow, and discover all the amazing things we can do.
Written by the author of theNew York Timesbest sellerWhat Do You Do With an Idea?
An inspiring tale for all ages about the beautiful process of learning and growing
A creative way to help children explore the power of a growth mindset
Cover features gold metallic inks and a dust jacket
And Then... Story Starters, Volume Two
And Then...Story Starters is a collection of 20 beginnings. What will the endings look like? It s up to you. Each of the cards in this box has a tantalizing start to a story you and your child will want to finish. After the And then... it s up to you to decide what happens next. Encourage self-expression, creativity, and confidence at home, on the road, or in the classroom.
Tickle Monster (Hardcover)
A loveable monster has just flown in from Planet Tickle on a mission is to tickle any child who happens to be following along with the Tickle Monster book. Parents read aloud and do the tickling, while children laugh and squirm with delight.
Praise forTickle Monster:
“This book holds the key to having a wonderful bonding and delightful story-time experience. Really fun!” ---The Children’s Book Review
Gifty’s Specialty Gift Product of the Year, Toys and Games, Finalist (2011)
Mom’s Choice Award, Best Three Children’s Books of 2009
Mom’s Choice Award, People’s Choice, Gold (2009)
Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Inc.’s Seal of Approval, Excellence in Parenting Products (2009)
Tiger Days (Hardcover)
From tiger fierce to snail slow, there are lots of ways to feel and be. A walk through the menagerie of Tiger Days helps young readers see all the feelings they have and the ways those feelings change.
Through playful rhymes and colorful illustrations, this spirited book gives children new tools to understand the range of their emotions and express themselves to family, teachers, friends, and themselves. Tiger Days was written by M.H. Clark, bestselling author of You Belong Here and Tiny, Perfect Things.
Super Powers! (Hardcover)
A Great Big Collection of Awesome Activities, Quirky Questions, and Wonderful Ways to See Just How Super You Already Are.
Calling on all kids to turn on their superpowers! This fun-filled book offers tons of wonderful ways for kids to discover what really interests them, what makes them unique, and what makes them so amazing just the way they are. With invitations to declare a superhero name, create a superhero tool kit, and even write their own superhero legend, this book will light up the imagination of young kids—boosting their confidence and opening up their minds to big possibilities. When completed, parents will have a wonderful keepsake of their child’s unique personality.
My Two Dads and Me
Celebrate Pride every day with this adorable board book for the babies and toddlers of gay fathers, featuring a variety of diverse, loving families with two dads.
Families with same-sex parents are celebrated in this board book that follows busy dads and their kids throughout their day—eating breakfast, getting dressed, heading out to the park, and settling back in at night with a bubble bath and a good-night lullaby. LGBTQ+ parents and their friends and families will welcome this inclusive and cheerful book that reflects their own lives and family makeup.
With artwork by acclaimed fashion illustrator Izak Zenou, this is a stylish, smart, humorous, family-focused book that will have babies and their two dads giggling as they enjoy it together. It's an ideal baby-shower and first-birthday gift.
Why You're So Amazing- A Book Made By Me (Hardcover)
Encourage a child to create an imaginative gift.
Inspired by our best-selling I Wrote a Book about You, this delightful book includes short, whimsical, age-appropriate prompts for kids to fill out to delight someone who's pretty amazing. Features board book pages and a embossed cover.
A story about patience, kindness and trust.
In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an enticing tennis ball--a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn't always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow.
"Guojing amplifies the suspense and sentiment of her story with the skill -- and mercilessness -- of a great Disney or Pixar director.... Masterful." --New York Times Book Review
"A touching tale about the strong emotional connection between dog and human." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
What Do You Do With An Idea? (Hardcover)
A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book,What Do You Do With an Idea?is for anyone who's ever had a big idea.
This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child's confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who's ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It's a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's just getting started.
Praise forWhat Do You Do With an Idea?
National best seller, appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly.
Gold medal winner of the Independent Publishers Award, the Washington State Book Award, and the Moonbeam Children's Book Award.
"What makes this message so unique is the simple but beautiful way it's delivered, in narrative and illustration, through the eyes and voice of an innocent and hopeful child. What Do You Do With An Idea?is a spectacular book for all ages and is a wonderful treasure for any home or school library." —The Children's Book Review
"Despite the fact that it's Yamada's first time writing a children's book, it's had breakout success, selling over 300,000 copies since its publication date of January 2014." —Publishers Weekly
What Do You Do With A Problem? (Hardcover)
A #1 New York Times Best Seller,What Do You Do With a Problem?is a story for anyone, at any age.
From the same author and illustrator as the #1 nationally best-selling What Do You Do With an Idea?comes a new book to encourage you to look closely at problems and discover the possibilities they can hold.
This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get. But when the child finally musters up the courage to face it, the problem turns out to be something quite different than it appeared.
Praise forWhat Do You Do With a Problem?
• Gold medal winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award
• Gold medal winner of the Mom's Choice Award
• In a wonderful balance of text and pictures, the team responsible for What Do You Do With an Idea (2014) returns with another book inspiring children to feel good about themselves. —Publishers Weekly
• ...Yamada's inspirational prose and the romance of Besom's spreads make an impact. —Kirkus Reviews
What Do You Do With a Problem? is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had a problem that they wished would go away. It's a story to inspire you to look closely at that problem and to find out why it's here. Because you might discover something amazing about your problem... and yourself.
What Do You Do With A Chance? (Hardcover)
"The award-winning creators of New York Times bestsellers
What Do You Do With an Idea and What do You Do With a Problem return with a story of a child who isn't sure what to make of a chance encounter then discovers that when you get brave, take chances, and say yes to new experiences, amazing things can happen. "What do chances become? New friendships, exciting opportunities, and daring discoveries]] So, what will you do with your chance? Now that's up to you." Written by New York Times best-selling author Kobi Yamada and beautifully illustrated by Mae Besom, What Do You Do With a Chance? is the story of a child who is visited by a chance but because he isn't sure what to do with it, lets it go. Later on, when a new chance comes around he reaches for it, but this time he misses and falls. Now he is afraid. Will he be brave enough to take another chance when it comes around? The final addition to the award-winning What Do You Do With]]? picture book series, this book inspires kids of all ages.
How to Babysit a Grandma- Board Book
A New York Times bestselling picture book--from the creators of the hilarious HOW TO... series--about a child spending time with his grandpa. Written in a how-to style, the narrator gives important tips for "babysitting" a grandpa, including what to eat for snack (anything dipped in ketchup, ice cream topped with cookies, cookies topped with ice cream) what to do on a walk (find lizards and dandelion puffs, be on the lookout for puddles and sprinklers), and how to play with a grandpa (build a pirate cave, put on a scary play).
Filled with humor, energy, and warmth, this is a great gift for or from a grandparent, and perfect for lap reading when Grandpa comes to visit!