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  • How to Draw Cute Stuff: Draw Anything and Everything in the Cutest Style Ever!

    Angela Nguyen

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, June 13, 2017)
    Enter Planet Cute—where kids can make any drawing absolutely adorable! Draw anything and everything—people, animals, and things—and make it CUTE. It’s easy! Budding artists just have to pick up their pencils, pens, crayons, or gel markers and follow these step-by-step how-to sequences. They’ll learn the basics of Japanese kawaii, which emphasizes simple, rounded shapes; faces with large eyes and sweet expressions; and personifying inanimate objects. They’ll also master animals, mythical creatures, food, plants, vehicles, and more!
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  • Art for Kids: Drawing: The Only Drawing Book You'll Ever Need to Be the Artist You've Always Wanted to Be

    Kathryn Temple

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, April 1, 2014)
    The only drawing book children need to become the artists they want to be!“This is a gold mine of information.”—Library Media Connection When children draw, they want to create an accurate likeness of the things they see. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide, it's amazingly easy for kids to make their art dreams come true. The entertaining, hands-on lessons begin with contour drawing techniques and feature numerous exercises that show budding artists how to make basic shapes and forms, create the illusion of volume with light, use perspective, and accurately draw people, animals, landscapes, and more.
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  • Code Your Own Games!: 20 Games to Create with Scratch

    Max Wainewright

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, March 7, 2017)
    Become a super-coder and create your very own computer games using Scratch—a free software developed by MIT. Calling all creative young gamers! With its easy-to-follow, illustrated step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you key concepts—like drawing shapes—so you can code your own games. By the end, any kid will be able to make 20 popular games, from Snake to Brick Bouncer.
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  • Walter the Farting Dog

    William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, Audrey Colman

    Hardcover (Frog Children's Books, Oct. 10, 2001)
    Warning: This book may cause flatulence. Walter is a fine dog, except for one small problem: he has gas. He can't help it; it's just the way he is. Fortunately, the kids Billy and Betty love him regardless, but Father says he's got to go! Poor Walter, he's going to the dog pound tomorrow. And then, in the night, burglars strike. Walter has his chance to be a hero. A children's beloved classic, this story will have kids rolling on the floor with laughter. Adults are permitted to laugh too.
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  • The Color Monster: A Pop-Up Book of Feelings

    Anna Llenas

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 1, 2015)
    "This sensitive book . . . encourages young ones to open up and discuss how they feel, even when their thoughts are confusing." —Parents We teach toddlers to identify colors, numbers, shapes, and letters—but what about their feelings? By illustrating such common emotions as happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and calm, this sensitive book gently encourages young children to open up with parents, teachers, and daycare providers. And kids will LOVE the bright illustrations and amazing 3-D pop-ups on every page!
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  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus

    Dusti Bowling

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, March 5, 2019)
    “Aven is a perky, hilarious, and inspiring protagonist whose attitude and humor will linger even after the last page has turned.” —School Library Journal (Starred review)The paperback edition of the bestselling middle grade novel about a spunky girl born without arms and a boy with Tourette syndrome navigating the challenges of middle school, disability, and friendship—all while solving a mystery in a western theme park. Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing that she’ll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven ever could have imagined. It’s hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven’s about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms.Autumn 2017 Kids’ Indie Next Pick Junior Library Guild Selection Library of Congress's 52 Great Reads List 2018
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  • Even Superheroes Have Bad Days

    Shelly Becker, Eda Kaban

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 6, 2016)
    "Full of action and vibrancy. . . .A good way to soothe bad days away.” —School Library JournalWhen Superheroes don’t get their way, when they’re sad, when they’re mad, when they’ve had a bad day . . . . . . they COULD super-tantrum, they COULD but they DON'T, because REAL Superheroes just WOULDN'T—they WON'T! All kids have trouble getting a grip on their emotions, sometimes—even young superheroes! But what do they do when they’re having a bad day? Colorful action-packed illustrations and a dynamite rhyming text reveal the many ways superheroes (and ordinary children, too) can resist the super-temptation to cause a scene when they’re sad, mad, frustrated, lonely, or afraid. From burning off steam on a bike or a hike, to helping others, this energetic picture book has plenty of fun ideas to help kids cope when they’re feeling overwhelmed.
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  • How Winston Delivered Christmas: A Christmas Story in Twenty-Four-and-a-Half Chapters

    Alex T. Smith, Mathew Baynton, Macmillan Children's Books

    Audiobook (Macmillan Children's Books, Oct. 3, 2019)
    From Alex T. Smith, best-selling author of the Claude series, comes How Winston Delivered Christmas - the irresistible story of the brave little mouse who sets out on an adventure on Christmas Eve. Featuring Christmassy activities to make-and-do throughout, this audiobook is sure to become a festive family tradition that will be enjoyed year after year. Winston the mouse is on a Very Important Mission. On Christmas Eve, he finds a letter that has gotten lost on its way to Father Christmas - so, with no time to lose, he sets out to deliver it himself in time for Christmas Day! He has a lot of Very Exciting Adventures on his Very Important Mission and makes some wonderful friends along the way. Each chapter includes it's very own festive activity for all the family to enjoy together - including writing a letter to Father Christmas, making mince pies, designing your very own Christmas cards, making presents, creating decorations and so much more! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
  • Where's the Unicorn Now?: A Magical Search-and-Find Book

    Sophie Schrey, Paul Moran

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, Jan. 1, 2019)
    The seven unicorns of Rainbow Valley are back—and on a big adventure! Can you find them in every scene, from the bright lights of Broadway to the excitement of Rio’s carnival? Unicorns love playing hide-and-seek . . . and they’re asking eagle-eyed kids to join the game! Come along and try to spot every one of these magical animals—Ruby, Blossom, Starburst, Leaf, Snowflake, Luna, and Amethyst—as they go on a world tour. The 17 different fabulous destinations range from London, Paris, and Venice to Giza, Egypt, and Santa Cruz, California. You’ll even visit a movie set and go under the sea! Fans of the first Where’s the Unicorn? will have just as much fun with this follow-up. All the answers are in the back, along with a “Spotter’s Checklist” of additional things to find.
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  • Ruby Finds a Worry

    Tom Percival

    Hardcover (Bloomsbury Children's Books, Sept. 3, 2019)
    From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone.Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry. It's not such a big Worry, at first. But every day, it grows a little bigger . . . And a little bigger . . . Until eventually, the Worry is ENORMOUS and is all she can think about. But when Ruby befriends a young boy, she discovers that everyone has worries, and not only that, there's a great way to get rid of them too . . . This perceptive and poignant story is the perfect springboard for talking to children about emotional intelligence and sharing hidden anxieties.The Big Bright Feelings picture books provide kid-friendly entry points into emotional intelligence topics--from being true to yourself, to worrying, to anger management, to making friends. These topics can be difficult to talk about. But these books act as sensitive and reassuring springboards for conversations about mental and emotional health, positive self-image, building self-confidence, and managing feelings.Read all the books in the Big Bright Feelings series!Perfectly NormanRuby Finds a WorryRavi's Roar
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  • I'm Going to Preschool

    Marion Cocklico

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, Aug. 14, 2018)
    Every day your child is taking BIG STEPS forward—and preschool is one of them. This colorful board book, with vibrant art, cool novelty features, and valuable tips for parents on every page, helps them adjust to the changes. It’s Ben’s first day at preschool—what will it be like? He’s a little nervous, but this lift-the-flap board book shows him, and young readers, that there’s nothing to be afraid of! It gives a comforting glimpse into what life at school will be like, from meeting the teacher to fun activities to making new friends.
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  • When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree

    Jamie L.B. Deenihan, Lorraine Rocha

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, March 5, 2019)
    When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don’t make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom. “Charms from cover to cover.” —Kirkus (Starred review) “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget! But when she follows the narrator’s careful—and funny—instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all. This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community . . . and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.
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