Picture Books

Princess Pig

  •        Targeted Audience: Lower Elementary (Ages 5-7)
    •        Genre: Fiction Picture Book
    •        Author/Photographer: Molly Coxe
    •        Publisher: Brave Mouse Books
    •        Publication Date: September 1, 2014
    •        Binding: Paperback
    •        Dimensions: 6″ X 8.5″
    •        Printing: Full Color
    •        Length: 40 Pages
    •        Retail: $3.99
    •        ISBN:978-1940947228

    A Pig and a Mouse and Repetitive Short “i” Sounds
    Pig and friend Twig are playing princess, but Pig is hogging the princess title and is making all the princess wishes. Twig wants her turn to play too, so she can make her own wishes, but pig won’t have it. What happens when Twig stomps off and doesn’t want to play with pig any longer?

    Tell Your Own Story
    At the end of the book are a few pages with photograph illustrations for readers to write their own stories. Twig has a gift for Sis, and Pig wants you to make a wish. What will it be?

Rat Attack

  •        Targeted Audience: Lower Elementary (Ages 5-7)
    •        Genre: Fiction Picture Book
    •        Author/Photographer: Molly Coxe
    •        Publisher: Brave Mouse Books
    •        Publication Date: September 1, 2014
    •        Binding: Paperback
    •        Dimensions: 6″ X 8.5″
    •        Printing: Full Color
    •        Length: 40 Pages
    •        Retail: $3.99
    •        ISBN: 978-1940947211

    A Family of Mice, Troublesome Rats and Repetitive Short “a” Sounds
    Gram is making jam for three little mice – Ann, Fran and Stan. But Gram keeps getting interrupted by Nat, Pat and Matt, the three greedy rats, who are trying to steal Gram’s jam. But Ann, Fran and Stan have a plan to outwit those rats. Is that plan clever enough to keep them away?
    Tell Your Own Story
    At the end of the book are a few pages with photograph illustrations for readers to write their own stories. There’s cheese involved and a ladder too. But you’ve got to look at the images to decide what you want the story to be.

    Why You Should Buy These Darling Books
    This Step Into Reading Series of books give new readers confidence to read aloud. There’s repetition, rhyming and rhythm to the prose, so it makes it easier for children to read. The subject matter teaches kids about being fair, sharing, getting along with others and staying out of trouble. Rather than illustrations there are incredibly creative photographs of scenes using real props. You’ll see food, furniture, baskets and more as well as darling stuffed animal characters, that are very well dressed in what appear to be handmade costumes. There are even outdoor photographed shots in Princess Pig, and they will charm both you and your child.

    Beginning readers will love the adorableness of these books, and they’ll not only be delighted to read them, they’ll even ask you if they can read more of them. And with a retail price of  $3.99, why not buy the whole set of Short Vowel Adventures? Cubs in a Tub and Wet Hen are soon to be published. The books are lightweight and portable and perfect for traveling in a car, bus, train or plane. Visit Brave Mouse Books.

Lola Goes to the Doctor

•        Targeted Audience: PreSchool and Lower Elementary (Ages 3-8)
•        Genre: Non-Fiction
•        Author/Photographer: Marcia Goldman
•        Publisher: Creston Books
•        Publication Date: July 24, 2011 – Third Printing 2014
•        Binding: Hard Cover
•        Dimensions: 9″ X 7″
•        Printing: Full Color
•        Length: 32 Pages
•        Retail: $16.95
•        ISBN: 978-1939547118

A Service Dog Who Makes Kids Smile
Going to the doctor can be a frightening experience for young children – especially when they know they are going to get a shot. But Lola, the adorable Yorkshire terrier service dog, is on a mission to change all that.  In Lola Goes to the Doctor this pooch shares her own fears with readers as she ventures upon a well visit at the vet’s office. She tells us about the nice toys and the other interesting animals in the waiting room – a pig, bird, snake, goldfish and other dogs. Then she takes us through the steps she experiences with the vet for her check-up and shows readers that the doctor’s office isn’t that scary after all (even if the doctor gives you a shot).

A Real Life Four-Legged Hero Who Weighs Just a Few Pounds
As a certified service dog. Lola loves to go to work to help others. Along with her owner, Marcia Goldman, Lola may visit a nursing home to make the elderly smile, or a classroom to invite a reluctant reader to read a book aloud to her as she sits quietly and listens. She visits many autistic children too. She’s gentle and calm, loving and smart, and she touches the lives of all who are fortunate enough to meet her.

Why You Should Buy This Book
Once children read about how brave Lola is during her visit to the doctor, they too will be brave when it is time for them to go to the doctor. You’ll love the way Lola takes kids through a typical doctor’s visit, step-by-step, in simple, light-hearted terms young children can understand (with a little bit of humor too). This gets readers acquainted with the process and puts them more at ease. Lola is so darling, and the photographs in the book will melt your heart. What’s there not to love about a tiny, sweet dog with a big heart who encourages children to love reading and be brave?

About the Author
Marcia Goldman has her Masters Degree in Special Education and has spent the last 25 years focusing on providing therapeutic-based programs for children with autism and their families. Marcia and Lola live in California.


But!

  •        Targeted Audience: PreSchool & Elementary School (Ages 4-7)
    •        Genre: Picture Book
    •        Author/Illustrator: Tim Hamilton
    •        Publisher: Holiday House
    •        Publication Date: July 1, 2014
    •        Binding: Hardcover
    •        Dimensions: 8.5″ X 10.5″
    •        Printing: Full Color
    •        Length: 32 Pages
    •        Retail: $16.95
    •        ISBN: 978-0823430468

    Imaginative Storytelling
    Here lies the story of Eddie and his dog, Phil, who are sent to Aunt Sue’s house to help her out with chores after she breaks her leg tripping on some yarn. You see, Aunt Sue spends her days and nights knitting socks. She gives Eddie and Phil chore instructions and goes off to sleep, but there’s always a “But!” after everything these two have to do, including hosting a birthday party for Aunt Sue’s pirate friend and his buddies. Eddie and Phil  hurry up and make a cake, But! there’s a dilemma. When it comes time to figure out what last minute gift they can give to the one-legged pirate, Captain Rugbeard, the only things they can find are Aunt Sue’s colorful socks. But! what is a one-legged pirate to do with a pair of socks? And what will happen if that pirate hates that gift?

    Problem-Solving with Humor and Pirates (Or Why You Should Read This Book)
    Author/Illustrator Tim Hamilton combines his graphic novel skills with picture book savvy to make this silly story truly entertaining. Your child will love the whimsical illustrations  (just look at the shape and size of Eddie’s head) and the way the story flows from a problem situation to a triumphant one. It’s really original, humorous and fun to read. Plus it teaches children about creative problem-solving and breaking down daunting projects one step at a time to get through them. This book will appeal to reluctant readers and any child who loves pirates. Come to think of it, doesn’t every child love pirates?

    About the Author
    Tim Hamilton is the acclaimed artist and cartoonist behind the authorized graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. He also adapted Treasure Island into a graphic novel for Puffin Graphic. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Mad, and Nickelodeon. Tim lives in New York.

Recycling Day

•        Targeted Audience: PreSchool & Lower Elementary (Ages 4-8)
•        Genre: Fiction Picture Book
•        Author/Illustrator: Edward Miller
•        Publisher: Holiday House
•        Publication Date: August 1, 2014
•        Binding: Hard Cover
•        Dimensions: 8″ x 10″
•        Printing: Full Color
•        Length: 32 Pages
•        Retail: $16.95
•        ISBN: 978-0823424191

No More Dumping!
Between two buildings in a city lies a vacant lot. Well, it used to be vacant; now it is filled with trash people threw over the fence. It started with small items like paper and cans, but before long it became a dump with broken bicycles, computers, TVs and other big bulky junk. A group of rats start to invade the trashy lot, with all the great places to hide and live in there. Soon the rats bully all the insects, taking over the lot for themselves. The bugs sure feel helpless about the situation, until one day when a girl puts up a sign saying that Saturday is Recycling Day. Many children from the town come to help clean up the big mess, sorting all they can for recycling – glass, paper, metal and plastic. When the lot is finally vacant again, they decide to do something very special with it to keep the garbage from piling up again and keep the insects happy.
With Facts and Tips Galore
Along with story come offset boxes packed with facts about garbage and recycling, conservation and also tips to think green. We learn what NOT to recycle and how various materials are made, used and recycled.  Did you know that Americans use 100 millions cans every day and 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and that most of those bottles are thrown in the garbage rather than the recycling bin?! We also learn about starting a garden, composting and doing our part to keep planet earth green.

Why You should Buy This Book
Starting to teach your kids about the environment from an early age is crucial. They are never too young to learn to dispose of their trash properly and learn to recycle all materials that can be used again.  Recycling Day teaches them fascinating facts about just how big our garbage problem is in America, along with ways they can make a difference themselves to help keep our planet green. The bold, cartoon-like illustrations are perfectly fitting for the story and will keep the reader’s attention. This book is the perfect way to introduce the important subjects of recycling and garbage to young children.

About the Author
Edward Miller III has written, illustrated, and designed many books for children including “The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!” which he also wrote.  He is the illustrator of many popular math books, including Mystery Math; Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; and Fun with Roman Numerals. He lives in New York City.

You may also like...