Synopses & Reviews
* andquot;Holiday magic abounds.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Publishers Weekly,and#160;
andquot;Sure to become a holiday classic.andquot;and#160; andmdash;Parents Magazine
Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best decorated in New York. But Sophie Kringle has always wondered about her unusual great-aunt.and#160;If Auntie Claus loves Christmas so much, why is she never home for the holidays? Sophie must know Auntie Clausandrsquo;s secret, and her curiosity takes her on a journey beyond her wildest dreams to discover the true meaning of Christmas.and#160;This shimmery deluxe edition features a note from the author, plus a downloadable audio book and Christmas celebration kit.and#160;and#160;
"The world has never seemed fancier to Nancy than at Christmas: there's abundant snow, the house is decked out in lights and, on Christmas Eve, Nancy has a special angel tree topper to hang. The trouble is, Christmas Eve comes with a lot of waiting (Nancy keeps busy decorating cookies, wrapping presents and caroling while awaiting family members' arrival). Nancy's ebullience results in a tearful mishap, but the glamorous heroine's vivacious personality, captured once again in Glasser's cheerfully detailed illustrations and a sprinkling of fancy vocabulary, proves evergreen. Ages 4 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Soman's watercolors are right at home with autumn's muted hues ... helping make this thoughtful story another winner for Ladybug Girl."--Publishers Weekly
New York Times
bestsellers for a combined 82 weeks
Children's BookSense Pick (Top Ten), Borders Original Voices finalist
Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Pick, Amazon Book of the Month
Praise for Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma
"Soman's watercolors are right at home with autumn's muted hues ... helping make this thoughtful story another winner for Ladybug Girl."—Publishers Weekly
“Readers and their parents will appreciate how Lulu works through her dilemma on her own. Not only is this an entertaining story, but it's also a good conversation starter about being true to oneself.”—Kirkus
Praise for the Ladybug Girl series:
New York Times bestsellers for a combined 82 weeks
Ladybug Girl: Children's BookSense Pick (Top Ten), Borders Original Voices finalist
Ladybug Girl at the Beach: Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Pick, Amazon Book of the Month
Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad: Read for the Record 2012
A 2013and#160;Oppenheim Toy Portfolioand#160;Platinum Award Winner
and#160; and#160; "Tallulah shines as a real little dancer with her own distinct style, learning step by step."
"With expressive, insouciant watercolor illustrations, ballet terms like 'sissone' sprinkled sparingly throughout the text, and the obligatory glitter-heavy jacket art, this is a charming holiday choice."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"As in the previous Tallulah books, Boiger's muted watercolors offer understated elegance, while Singer gingerly addresses how the wisdom of caring adults and role models can bring valuable perspective to a moment of humiliation."
"An un-sugar-coated, but humorous, portrayal of life in the theater for young dancers--and an encouraging example for any reader."
and#8212;The Horn Book Magazine
"A congenial, understated choice for reading aloud to excited children to help them settle down for a long winter's night."
"Reverence for the quieter aspects of the season is indeed a gift."
"This is an ideal title for use during a winter holiday storytime or for one-on-one cuddling at bedtime."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"Little kids will relate to the anticipation of the big night but also to the little pleasures, like making snow angels and enjoying a cup of steaming cocoa."
"This pleasing companion to The Quiet Book and The Loud Book! explores quiet times of the season."
and#8212;Wall Street Journal
"All of those quiet moments that make the holidays so special are wonderfully illustrated in this adorable book."
A Huffington Post Holiday Book Recommendation
For Nancy, there's no fancier holiday than Christmas--and there's no such thing as too much tinsel! 32 pp.
What could be fancier than Christmas?
Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles—and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited about decorating the Christmas tree. She bought a brand-new sparkly tree topper with her own money and has been waiting for Christmas to come. But when things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?
In this merriest of stories from bestselling duo Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser, Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way!
Ladybug Girl gets dressed up for Halloween in the newest hardcover addition to the New York Times
It is Halloween and Lulu must decide on a costume. Should she be Ladybug Girl or something new? She tries many different costumes, but nothing seems right. Maybe she'll think of the perfect costume as she enjoys the autumn day with her family by pumpkin picking and going on a hayride. But it isn't until Lulu and Bingo help a little girl who is lost that Lulu discovers who she was meant to be for HalloweenLadybug Girl, of course! After all, she is Ladybug Girl and it is important to be true to yourself.
A special edition of the best-selling Christmas classic! Features a note from the author, plus bonus downloadable audio book and Christmas celebration kit.and#160;and#160;
Just in time for Christmas, Tallulah is about to get her fondest wish--a starring role in a real production of The Nutcracker!
Itand#8217;s Christmastime, and Tallulah finally gets what sheand#8217;s been wishing forand#8212;a part in a realand#160;
ballet, a professional production of The Nutcracker.
Sheand#8217;s only a mouse, but she works as hard as if sheand#160;had beenand#160;castand#160;as the Sugar Plum Fairy.
On the night of the show, everything is perfect. But then disaster strikes! Does Tallulah have what it takes to become a real ballerina?
A well-told story, gorgeous illustrations, and a beloved character conspire to make a positivelyand#160;magical Christmas book.
Celebrate ten years of Cork and Fuzz with the best friends' first-ever picture book--a lovely holiday tale.
Cork the muskrat knows theres something special about today, but he just cant figure out what it is. So he and his best friend, the possum Fuzz, go on a search to find a tree for a little piece of quiet,” so they can think about what makes this day so special. But the first tree has too many birds, and the next has too many squirrels--they're not quiet at all! At last, when the snow begins to fall, Cork and Fuzz find the perfect place to rest their heads: under a lovely outdoor Christmas tree. In the end, Cork realizes what makes this day so special is that he is in a beautiful place with my friend.”
The Christmas companion to the New York Times Bestsellers, The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!,and#160;celebrating quiet sounds ofand#160;the holiday season.
The holidays are filled with joyful noise. But Christmas is sometimes wrapped in quiet: and#8220;Searching for presents quiet,and#8221; and#8220;Getting caught quiet,and#8221; and and#8220;Hoping for a snow day quiet.and#8221; Irresistibly cute, soft colored pencil illustrations of bunnies, bears, and more paint a magical holiday picture indeed.
Auntie Claus is just another eccentric New Yorker--or is she? Young Sophie has often wondered about her unusual great-aunt, Auntie Claus. She lives in penthouse 25C at the Bing Cherry Hotel and is so
curioso! After all, Auntie Claus serves Christmas cookies all year long and her tree is always the best-decorated in the city. And then there's her annual "business trip," right around the holidays. This year Sophie is determined to get to the bottom of Auntie Claus's mysterious ways. Put on your mittens and bundle up for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams. Ho, ho, ho!
About the Author
Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1938. The second child in a family of seven, Dori fell into the role of storyteller, nursery rhyme singer, and general entertainer for her siblings. She claims she learned about story pacing early. If the story action lagged, her fidgety audience would either scatter or start a poking war. Dori has written many books for young readers, including the series of Cork and Fuzz easy-to-reads. She lives with her husband, Nick, in Germantown, Wisconsin.
In the past 30 years, Lisa McCue has illustrated more than 175 books for children. Lisas artwork also appears on fabrics, greeting cards, gift tins, wrapping papers, home décor and clothing. She was born in Brooklyn and now lives in Annapolis, Maryland. When she isnt drawing, she can be found on the water racing her sailboat or in the mountains skiing. She loves to read, sew, and bead and is involved in fundraising for ALS.