Who Hops?

From the cow that doesn’t hop to the giraffe that doesn’t crawl, animals on brightly colored page after page offer up giggles galore and a delightfully silly look at the way some creatures do–and don’t–get around. When the time comes to guess who hops and flies and slithers and swims and crawls, observant young readers just might know the answer!

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Little Chicken’s Big Day

I hear you cluckin', Big Chicken!" That's the simple refrain that Little Chicken repeats to his mama throughout a typical day. But Little Chicken can be distractable . . . and when he wanders off and gets lost, the day becomes anything but typical. With subtlety and humor, this sweet little story sweeps through a wide range emotions using the simplest of language. From husband and wife team Katie and Jerry Davis, this is a little book with a huge heart. The perfectly minimal illustrations and spare text belie the enormous message at its core: that with family, help is always just a cluck away.

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Kindergarten Rocks!

Dexter already knows everything there is to know about kindergarten. His big sister, Jessie, told him all about it. So Dexter is not scared. Not even a little bit. But his stuffed dog, Rufus, is scared. Actually, he’s terrified. But Dexter–er, Rufus–has nothing to fear: As he’ll soon find out, kindergarten rocks!

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How to Write a Children’s Book

How to Write a Children’s Book Will Start You on Your Way to Being an Author

Whether you want to have a full-blown career writing children’s books, be traditionally publish, self-publish, or simply want one book to hand down to your own children and grandkids, How to Write a Children’s Book will help you.

Here's What You'll Learn from How to Write a Children’s Book:

  • Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Bestselling children’s authors like Judy Blume, R.L. Stine, Jane Yolen and more share their answers. You’ll find out how to know when an idea is worth following, and how to write a smart book.
  • How to figure out which readership is right for you.
  • How to target and hit the mark with your reader and make sure you’re writing to the right age.
  • How to get going, using writing prompts provided
  • How to get to know your main character
  • How to plot a great story
  • What editors wish writers knew
  • Five good tools that can get you into bad trouble

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The Curse of Addy McMahon

All her life, Addy's heard stories about the McMahon family curse. Her mom says the stories are just jokes, but Addy isn't so sure. In fact, she's got evidence. Like the fact that her archenemy saw Addy shopping for a training bra with her mom. Or that Jonathan, her mom's g-ross boyfriend, is moving into the guest room.

If only Addy could escape into the cartoon world of her journal, or hang out with her best friend, Jackie. The only problem is—and this is probably because of the curse—Jackie is now Addy's ex-best friend since one particular comic from her journal was somehow shown to the entire school.

If only Addy could prove to Jackie that it wasn't her fault. It had to be that curse. Didn't it?

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Mabel the Tooth Fairy and How She Got Her Job

Mabel, the tooth fairy, hated brushing, and she hated flossing, and, well, you can imagine what happened to her choppers. It was disgusting. But then she came up with a plan to get her smile back . . . .

With all the charm and sly humor that has made her a favorite of booksellers and librarians, Katie Davis gives us the story the fairy tales censor. It will have you laughing so hard your teeth will fall out! (Just be sure to leave them under your pillow.)

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I Hate To Go To Bed!

Brussels sprouts--yuck! The dentist--blech! And worst of all . . . bedtime! That can really ruin a kid’s day. You have to stop playing and brush your teeth and put on your pj’s, and you just know your parents are going to have a big party as soon as you’re asleep. Aren’t they? The feisty girl in this book is determined to find out! Katie Davis takes a fresh, funny look at an experience that is familiar to children and, of course, their sleepy parents. The surprise ending, with its playful resolution, will banish the bedtime blues and is sure to have youngsters scrambling to get to sleep!

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Who Hoots?

Dogs don't hoot. Pigs don't hoot. Horses don't hoot. Owls don't hoot. Owls don't hoot? YES THEY DO!

And so begins this funny follow-up to the popular Who Hops? An irresistible repetitive text and bold, bright images of animals combine in a book that is sure to have preschoolers hooting (and buzzing and quacking and...) loudly!

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Party Animals

Everyone who is anyone in the barnyard is going to be at the party. But one blue ant didn't get his invitation. No wonder he's blue! How could his friends have forgotten him? Or have they?.

You are cordially invited to join this bunch of animals for the wildest shindig of the year. It won't be over till the cows come home!

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Scared Stiff

The feisty little girl from I Hate to Go to Bed! is back--and scared stiff! And who wouldn't be? Snakes in her closet . . . monsters in the bushes . . . and you don't even want to know what else! What’s a kid to do?

Well, this girl has a plan--one that will make kids and parents alike burst out in laughter as she faces her fears and discovers they’re not as bad as she thought.

Scared Stiff is Katie Davis doing what she does best--taking an experience familiar to children and giving it an irresistible twist. 

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Dancing With the Devil

To move on from her past, an extraordinary girl must tear down the walls she has built to protect herself.

Mackenzie Douglas seems to have it all: good looks, a great boyfriend, a passion for biking, and a little sister who worships her. But under the veneer of perfection lie the emotional scars of her childhood, inflicted by her father. Though her memories have faded with time, the wounds on Mac's subconscious remain.

Having vowed to never be a victim again, Mac focuses on a journey she's always wanted to take: a summer bike trip on her amazing new RoadCap bike. But as the excursion finally gets underway, memories Mac long ago buried start to claw their way back to the surface, forcing her to confront a past she has done everything she can to forget.

To prevent her sister from enduring the same trauma, Mac must let go of everything in which she's found refuge. To break a cycle that needs to be broken, Mackenzie summons her strength and risks shattering the world she has so carefully built, exposing hidden secrets, long-told lies, and a horrific crime.

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