As the leaves start to change and the nights get a bit colder, we’re celebrating our September releases! This month we have a range of titles featuring beautiful illustrations, flaps to lift, sound buttons, activity books, stickers, and more. Educational, fun, and entertaining—join us for some story time!
Books for Readers 1 & up
Join a young bear and his mother for their very busy day in the forest! This visually stunning board book features bright neon elements, soft touch-and-feel bears, and shiny foil that will capture baby’s full attention and imagination. With sweet, soothing text and gentle illustrations, this engaging book will become a bedtime favorite. Follow along as baby bear has a day full of fun!
Swim along with Bubble in the deep, blue sea! Follow along on her adventure and discover turtles, starfish, crabs, and more. Lively rhyming text, bright, colorful illustrations, and shiny-foiled details invite young readers to have hands-on story time. Page after page, babies and toddlers will have fun counting all of Bubble’s new ocean friends.
Shadow is a very adventurous cat, but his favorite time for adventuring is at night. He loves saying hello to the moon, strolling around on rooftops, stargazing with friends, and so much more! Read along and explore the night in this storybook with rhyming text, colorful elements that illuminate the dark, and a soft touch-and-feel cat to guide you through the night.
Books for Readers 2 & up
Climb aboard the big yellow bus for a sweet sing-along ride! This delightful musical book is filled with David Ellwand’s charming photographs of old-fashioned teddies and toys as they make their way around town. With the push of a button, young readers can play the timeless tune and sing their way through the pages.
E-I-E-I-O! By pressing a button on the cover, little ones can listen to the classic children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” while they flip through the pages of this adorable book. Critically acclaimed photographer David Ellwand has created a sweet, whimsical world starring antique toys, including a lovable teddy bear and his farmyard friends.
This classic title from acclaimed photographer David Ellwand is filled with charming photos of old-fashioned teddies and antique toys as they sail gently down the stream. While they explore new scenes on every page, little ones can play a sweet rendition of the childhood classic “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” by pushing a button. It’s a merry magical adventure for even the youngest readers.
Books for Readers 3 & up
Can you find a pair of birds playing badminton, a gibbon with a ribbon, and a starfish shining in the spotlight? In Search and Find: Animals, young children are prompted to search six busy foldout scenes to find the illustrations highlighted on the large flaps. Each colorful spread features 20 things to find, plus additional amusing animals on a farm, in the Arctic, under a jungle canopy, beneath the waves, across the savannah, and in the nighttime woods.
What do hungry monsters like to eat? Some prefer one spider swallowed whole while others like three entire whales! And for the monster called Mr. One-Eye? He thinks four mice are very nice! Kids will enjoy this fun feast of a counting book, with 10 colorful creatures and their meals of grasshoppers, scorpions, owls, and prickly porcupines. Fold-out pages and simple, humorous rhyming text make this a delight to read aloud.
What do you get when you mix a panda and a cheetah? A Paneetah! This interactive board book has pages split in two, allowing the flaps to be lifted and mixed with other animals so kids can create their own unique animal faces and names. Kids will be rolling with laugher as they create silly animal combinations. The names of the animals are included on each page and their funny mixed names are sure to entertain.
Lift the flaps to match an animal head with a different body! Heads and Tails contains 21 animals on split pages to mix and match to create silly animal combinations. A crocodile and a rabbit becomes a “crocbit” and a moose and an elephant becomes a “moophant”! Flip the book over for more heads and tails to mix and match.
Books for Readers 4 & up
All sorts of fascinating creatures live in our neighborhoods, often hidden in plain sight. In Adventure Pack: Backyard, curious kids will meet and learn about local animals large and small, and the included picture viewer with eight vivid slide images makes the experience feel even more authentic. After exploring the backyard, kids can open up the 24-page activity book to solve crosswords, word searches, and other fun puzzles. Also included are 42 reusable stickers, 24 fact cards, and a 3-D poster. Lace up your boots and start exploring!
Aim for the stars and start exploring! In Adventure Pack: Space, intrepid young readers will blast off and explore the solar system, stars, and galaxies. On each page of the fact book, kids will discover amazing details about the solar system and beyond, and the included picture viewer with six dazzling slide images gives the learning adventure an authentic feel. After this journey to the deepest reaches of outer space, kids can open the 24-page activity book to solve crosswords, word searches, and other fun puzzles. Also included are 30 reusable stickers, 24 fact cards, and a 3-D poster.
Books for Readers 5 & up
Pack your bags and get ready for an exciting flight to a faraway destination in Busy Builders: Airport. This three-dimensional interactive kit takes young children behind the scenes at a busy airport, allowing them to see how all the flights and passengers move smoothly through the terminal. The fact book introduces kids to the various procedures at an airport—from check-in to arrival—using cute illustrations and simple text. The box folds out to form an airport terminal, and the included model pieces for the runway, air-control tower, airplane, and baggage carts provide hours of interactive entertainment.
Dig in and get ready to work in Busy Builders: Construction Site. This three-dimensional interactive kit will bring young children to a busy building site, where they will meet the construction crew at work on a new school. The fact book introduces kids to the people and machines at a construction site, using colorful illustrations and simple text. Plus, the box folds out to form a school under construction, complete with model pieces for the building, vehicles, and construction workers.
Sound the siren and grab your gear as you get ready to save the day in Busy Builders: Fire Station. Young firefighters can open up this three-dimensional interactive kit and go inside a busy fire station, where they will learn how rescue teams prepare to fight fires and save people from danger. The fact book introduces kids to the daily routines—and a variety of emergencies—of a firefighting crew using cute illustrations and simple text. Once children have read the book, they can spend hours with the foldout fire station, complete with model pieces for a fire truck, helicopter, and firefighters.
Books for Readers 7 & up
Slide the scanner across the page to discover what lies under the skin of the world’s most fascinating creatures! In Scanorama: Amazing Animals, readers will meet a variety of species from across the animal kingdom and learn about their astounding feats of strength, speed, and endurance. The five movable sliders transform the illustrated animals—including an anaconda, a thorny devil, and a blue whale—to reveal their skeletons, creating a virtual X-ray on the page. Captivating facts, photographs, and illustrations provide even more details on each animal, and interactive flaps to lift enhance the scan-tastic educational experience.
On the pages of Scanorama: Deadly Predators, kids are treated to a virtual X-ray tour featuring some of the world’s most dangerous animals. Five movable sliders transform illustrated animals into full-body scans that reveal their skeletons and show how they have come to rule their habitats. Featured animals include a tiger, a scorpion, and a great white shark; each animal is covered in detail through informative text, photographs, and illustrations. To learn about even more deadly creatures, readers can lift the flaps and discover what is hiding in wait, ready to pounce on its next victim!
Scanorama: Dinosaurs gives young readers the feel of working as a lab technician as they study dinosaurs and other amazing prehistoric animals. Five movable sliders transform illustrated creatures—such as the deadly T. rex, the armored Ankylosaurus, and the massive Argentinosaurus—into virtual X-ray scans, revealing their fossilized skeletons. Detailed text, photographs, and illustrations provide insights into how each animal survived in the prehistoric world, and even more facts can be found under the interactive flaps throughout the book.
Books for Readers 8 & up
In Explore a Shark, a detailed three-dimensional format gives the reader a hands-on exploration of the most feared predator of the seas—the great white shark. This unique “model” can be deconstructed and rebuilt layer-by-layer, system-by-system, just by turning the page, so the reader can see how each part of the shark’s body is connected to the others. By combining a 3-D model with informative text and illustrations, Explore a Shark helps children understand how sharks have come to rule the world’s oceans.