Melody has the most wonderful friend in her dreams. They do all sorts of magical things together. But when Melody wakes up, she's back in the real world, where she hasn't yet made a friend. Then her dream friend inspires her to make some moves that help Melody's dream of friendship come true. Talented author-illustrator You Byun's sparkling debut is full of delightful details and fantastic scenes that children will want to pour over again and again.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 2/21/2013Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
It's December 24th, and the old farmer settles down for a winter's nap, wondering how Christmas can come when there is no snow! It is in his dream that he imagines a snowstorm coming and covering him and his animalsnamed One, Two, Three, Four and Fivein a snowy blanket. But when the farmer awakens, he finds that it has really snowed outside, and now he remembers something! Putting on his red suit, he goes outside, puts some gifts under the tree for his animals, and presses a button near a Christmas tree, creating a most surprising musical treat for children everywhere. "Few in number are the parents who have made it through their toddler's years on just one copy of Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Dream Snow has similar ingredients: a simple story, lively collage-like illustrations and a fun gimmick for little hands . . ." Time "This is a simple, well-told story about a simple farmer. . . . Viewers. . . will want to get their hands on it." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Carle fans and toddlers learning the basics will . . . enjoy the gentle text and creative design features." Booklist "The pictures are in Carle's trademark richly colored and textured collages that capture the snowy magic of Christmas." Kirkus ReviewsBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/25/2000Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
In this inventive take on the traditional Cinderella tale, Fanny Agnes is a sturdy farm girl with a big dream. Someday, she believes, she will marry a prince. When the town mayor announces he is throwing a grand ball, Fanny is convinced her time has come. She puts on her best calico dress and goes out to the garden so that she'll be ready when her fairy godmother arrives. As the seconds tick by, Fanny waits and waits. Finally, she hears a voice. It isn't her fairy godmother-but it is someone who will change her life forever. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/23/2003Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
With the power of creativity comes the ability to dream big . . . Ally and her mother are visiting Australia for the summer, and she can’t wait to start drawing all the new animals that she’ll see. But when Ally meets Pauline, an Aboriginal woman who’s also an artist, she learns that art isn’t always created with just paper and paints, and that mistakes are actually happy accidents. Donna Jo Napoli and her daughter were inspired to write this story after spending many summers in Australia, and Aboriginal artist Bronwyn Bancroft’s dynamic illustrations bring to life this inspiring story about creativity and imagination.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 1/6/2009Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Now in a board book edition! With warmth and humor, Archbishop Tutu distills his philosophy of unity and forgiveness for the very young.Archbishop Desmond Tutu has a vision of God’s dream. It involves people who hold one another’s hands, but sometimes get angry and hurt one another — then say they’re sorry and forgive. It’s a wish that everyone will see that they are brothers and sisters, no matter their way of speaking to God, no matter the size of their nose or the sha de of their skin. Aided by vibrant artwork, Tutu conveys the essence of his ubuntu philosophy, a wisdom so clear and crystalline that even the smallest child can understandBook Details:Format: Board BookPublication Date: 1/26/2010Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
According to Publishers Weekly, "There's a little bit of Olivia in everyone," and it's true. Olivia books are available in 23 foreign editions and 19 languages around the world. The timeless charm and popularity of Ian Falconer's diva pig ensure her status as a children's classic.Dream Big, Starring Olivia, is great for graduation, encouragement, or for anyone starting a new chapter in life. Whether she's taming a lion or building a sandcastle as tall as a skyscraper, Olivia's boundless imagination and courageous spirit are an inspiration to all. Dream Big pairs more than 30 of Ian Falconer's illustrations with motivational musings from really big dreamers like Eleanor Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, and Walt Disney. The Olivia children's books are huge hits with preschoolers-and their parents. The first book, Olivia (2000) was the event of the season in children's publishing. Two more books followed, Olivia Saves the Circus (2001) and Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy (2003), both repeating that success. Olivia book series facts and figures: * Olivia: Caldecott Honor; Book Sense Children's Book of the Year; 107 weeks on the New York Times Children's best-seller list * Olivia Saves the Circus: New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2001; Book Sense Children's Book of the Year;New York Times best-seller for 55 weeks *Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy: Book Sense Children's Book of the Year finalist; Parent's Choice Gold Award Winner; New York Times best-seller for 21 weeks.Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2006 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Did you know that you can't get to your dreams without a friendly creature to take you there? Author, illustrator, and creator of The Black Apple Etsy shop, Emily Martin gently guides children on an imaginary journey by asking just who their dream animal might be--and what dream it might take them to. With perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is just plain irresistible. Separate ends and a matte cover complete the package.
Feisty fourth-grader Ellie feels the need to prove to the world that her Backyard Horse (Dream) is worthy of attention. Ellie arranges a race to show off her dream. But her world is shaken when her horse gets sick and she is forced to realize that she could very well lose her Dream.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/14/2012Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
A beautifully illustrated story of the Nativity. He was just an ordinary donkey, but on his back he carried a miracle. He carried the Virgin Mary to Bethlehem on the night she gave birth. Along the way he dreamed he was carrying a city, a ship, a fountain, and a rose. He dreamed he was carrying a lady full of heaven--and he was. Barbara Helen Berger's glowing artwork and lyrical text perfectly convey the beauty and majesty of the story of the Nativity. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/30/1985Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Late one night, Wilbur hears a tapping at his window. There, standing in the yard outside his window, is a baby apatosaur. Knowing that the dinosaur can't stay, Wilbur begins the long journey back through time to take him home. Bravely facing a fierce saber-toothed cat and narrowly escaping a monstrous Tyrannosaurus rex, the two new friends trudge through the Ice Age and past the Cretaceous period, finally arriving at the Jurassic period. Once his long-necked friend is safely home, Wilbur makes the journey forward to his own time atop the largest, most spectacular dinosaur he's ever seen.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/1994Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Young Walter litters and refuses to sort trash for recycling, until he dreams of an overcrowded and polluted future which terrifies him into taking care of the earth.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/29/1990Pages: 48Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Silently, a tiny yellow spider spins her fragile web. As a young boy stops to watch, she crawls along the delicate silken threads, sometimes hanging, sometimes spinning, sometimes staring back. Before the boy knows it, the spider’s world has become his own. . . .Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/1998Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Where does sea meet sky? Where does sound meet color? Where does song meet soul? Here is a place where children run, splash, and sing, on an island in the West Indies, in a world that is nothing short of magical. Rachel Isadora's glowing watercolors and lyrical, evocative text celebrate the things that make the Caribbean a very special home. "The poetic text encourages the reader to visualize the meeting of the waves and the sand, wind and hill, song and soul, and to imagine the activities that follow." (The Horn Book) "Isadora's pictures move and sway like a Caribbean breeze." (Booklist) Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 7/8/2002Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Follow your Dreams!" "You go, Girl!" "Dream Big, pig!" Poppy is a waddling, toddling pig with big dreams. She wants to be a star! But she soon discovers that's not as easy as it sounds. It's only when Poppy feels the magic of gliding and sliding, swirling and twirling on ice that our most persistent pig truly believes in herself: Poppy, star of the rink! Kristi Yamaguchi is an ice-skating Olympic gold medalist and world champion who knows how to make dreams come true. Through her picture book debut, Kristi inspires children of all ages to dream big! Kristi Yamaguchi is an Olympic figure skating champion and winner of Dancing With the Stars. Her motto "Always Dream" contributed to her success on and off the ice and is one that she aspires to instill in the hearts of children.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/2011Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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