"Every day, make a quiet, restful place for twenty minutes. Put your child in your lap and read a book aloud."
From beloved author-illustrator Rosemary Wells comes a brand-new Max & Ruby story about Max surprising Grandma and Ruby when he finds a way to read the instruction book when no one else can!
A poetic celebration of the quiet love that gives each one of us the strength to succeed. "A precious book about a little brown bear, of no stated gender, feeling its way through the world all because of the confidence instilled in it by one of the adults who beams back in almost every page. Written in lightly rhyming verse, the text flips at the end, noting that the sentence "I believe in you" has been a mantra in the little one's entire life." Kirkus Reviews
“An eloquent account of the American immigrant experience.”—Booklist (starred review) “Deserves to become a modern classic.”—BookPage (starred review) “A resounding welcome to immigrants.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Based in part on a 100-year-old family journal, Rosemary Wells brings to life a story that the diary’s fragile pages tell. It’s the story of a wooden rocking chair handmade by her great-great-grandfather, an immigrant Jewish boy who made his way to America from Germany in 1800.
A contemporary master of the nursery tale brings her unique imagination to a beloved classic. First published in 1924―two years before Winnie-the-Pooh―A. A. Milne’s When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children’s literature. A celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children ever since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature characters to a dozen of Milne's best-loved poems.
New! Max & Ruby Twin Trouble
Noisy Nora is learning to play the violin, but her family isn't sure they can survive it! The lovable heroine of Noisy Nora returns in a new book that will charm parents and children alike. Nora is determined to play the violin, but her parents, sister Kate, and brother Jack are appalled by the terrible sounds that emerge during her practice sessions.
Oh, no! Max has lost the wedding ring! How can the Warthogs wedding go on without the ring? Max and Ruby lead the search through the grand hotel. Down to the laundry, up to the towers, back to the conservatory they run, following the map in Grandmother’s Bunnyphone. Children will delight in lifting the flaps to see where Max and Ruby are headed next in this ingenious use of up-to-the-minute technology in telling another hilarious story featuring the beloved bunny siblings.
The Anniversary Edition. To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form. From "Hey Diddle, Diddle" and "Pat-a-Cake" to "Little Jack Horner" and "Pussycat, Pussycat," these are familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for generations.
Ruby and Louise are playing school! They’ve made rule books and work books for the classroom where their pupils are waiting, ready to learn. All except Max and Lily! Max wants to wear his gorilla suit. Lily wants to try out her new volcano kit. Readers will lift the flaps and laugh out loud at Max and Lily’s antics as they turn the classroom upside down.
Love Waves are what we send to our loved ones until we can be together again. Invisible and strong, they can fly across town or around the world, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither time nor space can keep love from finding its target.
The three original beloved Bunny Planet stories collected in single-volume gift edition with magnetic closure and ribbon place marker. Featuring full-color illustrations and a new poem introducing Janet the Bunny Queen.
Follow the clues and find the treasure with Max and Ruby! Oh no! A thunderstorm has ruined the picnic that Max and Ruby and their friends, Louise and Lily, have planned. Now the four friends have nothing to do. But Grandma saves the day with an ingenious treasure hunt. The clues are Mother Goose rhymes and jump-rope rhymes, and a missing word in each one leads the bunnies to the next clue, until they reach the prize, a treasure chest of gold-foil-wrapped chocolate coins.
Time for bed--but first a story! "Just one more story," beg Max and Ruby, so Grandma tells one more and then another of their very favorite stories, the ones about the things they did when they were younger bunnies. Bursting with Wells's exuberant pictures, this large format book will delight fans of the beloved bunny siblings.
Everybody’s favorite bunnies, Max and Ruby, are back, starring in their very own ABC concept book. Max’s ants have escaped from their farm, and now they’re searching for food. The ants start with Max’s sandwich, and soon they’re everywhere! Fortunately, Ruby comes to the rescue.Max’s ABC teaches the alphabet by featuring a different letter on each page, large and colorful so they’re easy to spot. The very youngest readers will love practicing their letters with Max and Ruby.
Max and Ruby, everyone’s favorite bunnies, are back in a unique largeformat counting book sure to tickle the funny bone of very young readers. When the Easter Bunny decides to hide the contents of their Easter baskets, Max and Ruby set out on a hunt for the missing marshmallow chicks which are here, there, and everywhere. It seems that Ruby is finding all the chicks, but count on Max to have the last laugh!
Oh no! Sophie got up on the wrong side of the crib! Nothing is right: birthday dress, birthday pancakes, or fairy wings. Then Granny and Sophie pay a visit to Zeke’s Palace of Costumes .Suddenly Sophie gets a chance to become a truly terrible two. A story that will make both youngsters and oldsters laugh out loud!
Sophie means to be a good little mouse, but she just can't resist testing the limits with her patient parents and grandmother. Eat supper? More fun to throw it on the floor. Fold the laundry? More fun to knock over the pile. Read with Grandma? More fun to steal her glasses. And then it’s time out for Sophie!
Stella lives in a sparkling home on wheels that’s as silver as a comet in the sky. Her home is called the Starliner, and it has everything Stella and her mama and daddy need to be happy. Until, that is, some big weasels pop up along the road, saying mean things about the Starliner. Mama comes to soothe away the hurt, and Daddy hitches their home to a truck and drives it away to a brand-new place, where Stella meets friends who are as enchanted as she is with her shiny home.
Felix is a quiet, sweet-natured guinea pig who stands up to teasing with a tip from his bold new friend.
What if fibbing to save face gets someone else in trouble? Felix helps impulsive Fiona make things right in this second book in this new series.