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1 GIANT LEAP

1 GIANT LEAP

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The exciting story of the first-ever moon landing--a perfect way to introduce young readers to that pivotal moment in human history!

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first person in history to set foot on the moon. As he did so, he uttered his famous declaration: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." But how did he and Buzz Aldrin reach the moon? What was their journey like? In this gorgeously illustrated book, readers join the crew of Apollo 11 as they race into space and reach incredible new heights. With a message that anything is possible if you try, and a large trim size that works nicely for group reads, this is a wonderful classroom or story-time read-aloud and a great way to share the story of the first moon landing with young readers. To commemorate this extraordinary moment in human history, Robert Burleigh and Mike Wimmer have created a breathtakingly beautiful tribute that transports readers to the stars, where they will experience the moon landing just as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin did.

365 BIBLE STORIES & PRAYERS

365 BIBLE STORIES & PRAYERS

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Discover the love of Christ with your children every day of the year through inspirational readings, bright illustrations, and a selection of traditional and original prayers. Share adaptations of favorite Bible stories like Noah building an ark to survive the flood, how David defeats Goliath, Jesus's story from birth to betrayal to resurrection, and everything in between. Mix a sweet prayer into the daily routine of reading from the Cottage Door Press children's Bible to give thanks to God for our wonderful world, family and friends, or to ask for guidance. This sturdy padded board book is a wonderful introduction to faith for kids of all ages, boy or girl, and a perfect addition to the family library of Christian books!

  • Short stories or rhymes allow adults to adjust how many stories and how much time to spend reading every day. Several stories for nighttime reading can be read together or individually for a quick 5-minute read.
  • Bond with your child through family storytime and strengthen a love for books and reading. Infants, toddlers, and emerging readers will enjoy this storybook and create cherished memories with loved ones.
  • Includes more than 200 stories from the Bible ​retold in simple language which helps make it easy for toddlers to understand
  • Introduce the story of Jesus, as well as Christian beliefs, to little boys and girls
  • If you're looking for Christian gifts, this is great for baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, first communions, Easter basket stuffers, Christmas, and more!

  • 6 DOTS A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS

    6 DOTS A STORY OF YOUNG LOUIS

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    An inspiring picture-book biography of Louis Braille--a blind boy so determined to read that he invented his own alphabet.

    **Winner of a Schneider Family Book Award!**

    Louis Braille was just five years old when he lost his sight. He was a clever boy, determined to live like everyone else, and what he wanted more than anything was to be able to read.

    Even at the school for the blind in Paris, there were no books for him.

    And so he invented his own alphabet--a whole new system for writing that could be read by touch. A system so ingenious that it is still used by the blind community today.

    Award-winning writer Jen Bryant tells Braille's inspiring story with a lively and accessible text, filled with the sounds, the smells, and the touch of Louis's world. Boris Kulikov's inspired paintings help readers to understand what Louis lost, and what he was determined to gain back through books.

    An author's note and additional resources at the end of the book complement the simple story and offer more information for parents and teachers.

    Praise for Six Dots:
    An inspiring look at a child inventor whose drive and intelligence changed to world--for the blind and sighted alike.--Kirkus Reviews

    Even in a crowded field, Bryant's tightly focused work, cast in the fictionalized voice of Braille himself, is particularly distinguished.--Bulletin, starred review

    This picture book biography strikes a perfect balance between the seriousness of Braille's life and the exuberance he projected out into the world. -- School Library Journal, starred review

    A IS FOR BEE

    A IS FOR BEE

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    BEST OF THE YEAR
    The New York Times - Booklist Top of the List - World Kid Lit

    What letter does the word bee start with?
    If you said "B" you're right - in English!
    But in many, many languages, it actually starts with A.
    Bee is Aṅụ̄ in Igbo,
    Aamoo in Ojibwe,
    Abelha in Portugese.
    And Arı in Turkish.

    Come and explore the gorgeous variations in the ways we talk about familiar things, unified and illuminated through Ellen Heck's eye-catching, graphic scratchboard details and hidden letterforms.

    P R A I S E

    ★ "A gorgeous collection for linguists of all ages."
    --Booklist (starred)

    "The ultimate demonstration of inclusion, and the beauty of world languages. This lavishly illustrated multilingual alphabet book isn't about inclusion, it is inclusion."
    --The New York Times

    "Kaleidoscopic and delightful. Any lover of language, or any child who likes new sounds, will be entranced."
    --Kory Stamper, NYT

    "Beautiful. A book that presents an understanding far beyond the usual. Marvelous"
    --Betsy Bird, SLJ Fuse 8

    AARON SLATERS BIG PROJECT BK F

    AARON SLATERS BIG PROJECT BK F

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    An inspiring, hands-on book about art, creativity, and how we see the world--featuring the newest Questioneer, Aaron Slater!

    Make art of all sorts in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Aaron Slater shows readers how art is everywhere in our world--from the famous paintings and photographs that we know so well to places you may not think as much about, like on stamps or coins--and encourages them to make art of their own based on what they see. Activities will help to spark creativity, encourage curiosity, and show some of the traits most important to being an artist: being observant, being persistent, and being flexible. From coloring pages to drawing prompts to instructions on how to make your very own puppet show and so much more, this project book encourages and uplifts the youngest artists and the creators of tomorrow.

    ACTIVE MINDS WRITE-AND-ERASE M

    ACTIVE MINDS WRITE-AND-ERASE M

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    This write-and-erase spiral bound board book is filled with 6 write and erase surfaces. Help your child learn to write letters and numbers, identify shapes, and do simple addition with the Early Learning Write-and-Erase Learning Board. The marker can easily be wiped off the surface for repetitive fun!
    AFRICAN ELEPHANT (YOUNG ZOOLOG

    AFRICAN ELEPHANT (YOUNG ZOOLOG

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    Head on safari to the grasslands of Africa to study African elephants in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids.

    You might know that African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth, but there's so much more to learn about these tusked creatures. Turn the pages to find out why the grandmother is in charge of an elephant family, and why big ears help elephants cool down! Meet a baby elephant as it takes its first steps, and discover how to tell the difference between an African elephant and an Asian elephant. The book also looks at the conservation challenges these iconic animals face due to climate change and ivory poaching.

    Written by elephant expert Dr. Festus W. Ihwagi and featuring stunning illustrations by Nic Jones, African Elephant (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting new series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.

    Also available: Humpback Whale, Giant Panda, Emperor Penguin

    ALL ABT PLANTS (ADA TWIST SCIE

    ALL ABT PLANTS (ADA TWIST SCIE

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    A new addition to the Questioneers series, a non-fiction early reader series based on the Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show!

    What do plants eat? Why do some plants have flowers and others don't? And what's the tallest plant out there?

    Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Based on the bestselling series and the new Netflix show, this new nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow, as they learn along with Ada. Designed in a scrapbook format, these books combine art from the show, illustrations, and photography to bring simple science concepts to life.

    ALPHABREATHS

    ALPHABREATHS

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    In Alphabreaths, children will learn their ABCs and the basics of mindfulness through playful breathing exercises. Breaths like Mountain Breath and Redwood Breath will connect them with nature, while breaths like Heart Breath and Wish Breath will help them remember to fill their heart with gratitude and send good wishes to others.

    Simple, playful, and with delightful illustrations, Alphabreaths is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and breath awareness.

    AMAZING

    AMAZING

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    From Olympic ice dancing medalists Alex and Maia Shibutani, this beautifully illustrated picture book highlights the achievements of many Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have made invaluable contributions to the world.

    Inclusivity sets this beautifully illustrated picture book apart in its exploration of thirty-six inspirational Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, such as disabled hero Daniel Inouye, immigrant astronaut Kalpana Chawla, and biracial entertainer Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

    Olympic medalist siblings Maia and Alex Shibutani felt compelled to create a book showing the undeniably positive impacts that Pacific Islanders and Asian Americans have made in this country and around the world. Thanks to quick and accessible biographies written with journalist Dane Liu, readers will learn about important figures who have shaped life-altering policy, made indelible marks on pop culture, and achieved their greatest dreams--paving the way for future generations to make lasting change.