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Books published by publisher Lark Books

  • A Million Sloths

    Lulu Mayo

    Paperback (Lark Books, June 4, 2019)
    This addition to Lulu Mayo’s popular series of coloring books features the animal of the moment: adorable, friendly sloths. Who could resist? Chubby sloths, smiling sloths, and sloths that happily play, climb, and (of course) nap: illustrator Lulu Mayo has created a million irresistible sloths for you to color. Her charming, whimsical, and fun-to-complete pictures will delight and entertain animal lovers with a soft spot for these cuddly creatures.
  • Sewing Victorian Doll Clothes: Authentic Costumes from Museum Collections

    Michelle Hamilton

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Dec. 31, 1996)
    Enjoy fabulous full-color photographs of Victorian dolls dressed in authentic period splendor. Then discover how these miniature fashions were constructed as Michelle Hamilton takes readers step by step through the sewing of selected outfits from museum collections.
  • Fangs, Claws & Talons: Animal Predators

    Lark Books

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Nov. 1, 2007)
    Stalking, swooping, pouncing, and feeding: the animals in this exciting reference are all in search of prey. Kids might not want to meet them in the wild, but they’ll enjoy encountering the world’s most feared predators while safe in their own homes. Lions, leopards, tigers, piranhas, sharks, crocodiles, bears, wolves, whales, octopuses, bats, snakes, scorpions, falcons, and other sharp-eyed creatures do their hunting across these pages, along with some that children may not think of as killers: praying mantises, puffer fish, frogs, sloths, ostriches, and starfish. Organized by type (fast predators, forest predators, birds of prey), and with big, bold, and lavish pictures, Fangs, Claws & Talons stands out from the rest. There’s plenty of cool information to fascinate young readers.
  • My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Draw Horses!

    Jennifer Lipsey

    Hardcover (Lark Books, July 1, 2008)
    A new entry in the acclaimed series! These bright, beautifully designed pages explode with ideas and instructions to help kids draw what they love most: all kinds of different horses in action. The left page of each spread guides budding artists through the whole process of drawing a special horse, from mane to tail, while the right side presents the animal in a setting, so children are inspired to expand their horizons and create complete imaginative pictures. And because there’s only minimal text, even pre-readers can follow along. With everything from a sweet mare and a cute colt to a strong stallion jumping, running, and rearing to tempt them, kids will eagerly pick this up and return to it again and again as they grow older.
  • Is My Cat a Tiger?: How Your Pet Compares to Its Wild Cousins

    Jenni Bidner

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Jan. 28, 2007)
    Once again, Bidner has created a delightful study that presents scientific information in a fun and accessible way. Children will enjoy learning how their cuddly domesticated kitties evolved from bigger, more ferocious cats, and what traits they still have in common with lions, tigers, panthers, and the rest of the feline family. Everything about the book is appealing, from the attractive self-contained spreads to the captions, bold headers, and blurbs that communicate concepts quickly.
  • The Boo Boo Book

    Joy Masoff, Jack Dickason

    Board book (Lark Books, March 28, 2006)
    In rhyming text, describes common ailments that children may experience, including bruises, rashes, cuts, and splinters, in a book with textured pictures and pictures hidden underneath flaps.
  • Yikes! Wow! Yuck! Fun Experiments for Your First Science Fair

    Elizabeth Snoke Harris, Nora Thompson

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Jan. 1, 2008)
    Kids are participating in science fairs earlier than ever—and what better way to get them started than with this exciting new guide designed especially for younger children? It’s part of Lark’s successful Science Fair program, and it makes fairs fun, accessible, and educational for early primary grade students. In addition to a super “Official All You Need to Know to Do a Great Science Fair Project” section, this fully-illustrated collection features 25 curriculum-appropriate activities to choose from, plus guidance on how to perform experiments, analyze the data, and draw conclusions. And kids will love the projects, which include preserving jack-o-lanterns, studying the domino effect, making fruit and vegetable dyes, spinning eggs, and doing some rubber-band bungee.
  • Immersed in Verse: An Informative, Slightly Irreverent & Totally Tremendous Guide to Living the Poet's Life

    Allan Wolf

    Hardcover (Lark Books, April 28, 2006)
    Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry--its rhythm, its rhymes, and its playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, exciting writing activities, and words of encouragement from a respected professional, Immersed in Verse nurtures the nascent poet in every child. Best of all, these awe-inspiring ideas have nothing in common with blah school assignments. Instead, youngsters rearrange their favorite (or least favorite) poems; start their own poetry workshop; present “open mike night” in the basement; and record their friends reciting. Along the way, they'll open more than a few “poet's toolboxes.” They'll explore the wonderful world of words and learn about attitude, equipment, techniques (including “metaphors be with you”), different styles of verse, revising your writing, getting published, and performing. Allan Wolf has served as the educational director for the national touring company Poetry Alive! His books include The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems about Our Parts and New Found Land. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and three children.A Selection of the Children's Book of the Month Club.
  • Can a Spider Be Fluffy?

    Audrey Sauble

    eBook (Larch Books, June 1, 2020)
    What do different spiders look like?Are they fluffy or smooth? Spotted or plain? Discover the answer with this simple, easy-to-read story! Spiders might seem scary, but look closer—they're fascinating as well!Can a Spider Be Fluffy? introduces children (and adults) to an incredible variety of spiders, encouraging readers to stop and study these unique arachnids. In this nonfiction picture book, you will meet all sorts of spiders, both common and rare—from spiders you may have found hiding in a corner to others you've never even heard about! This book will:teach young readers fun descriptive words like smooth, shiny, hairy, prickly, and spiky,make spiders less scary for children who might be afraid of them, andencourage children to explore nature and science with three bonus activities!Can a Spider Be Fluffy? is an excellent resource for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary students, for parents and teachers alike. Ideal for ages 3 to 8. Plus, Can a Spider Be Fluffy? is a great choice for fans of National Geographic's Kids Readers, Bethany Barton's I'm Trying to Love Spiders, or Dianna Hutts Aston's A Beetle Is Lively. This is an early-science/nature story written to engage young children and encourage them to explore the world around us.Get your copy NOW and start learning about spiders!
  • The Bird Feeder Book: How to Build Unique Bird Feeders from the Purely Practical to the Simply Outrageous

    Thom Boswell

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Dec. 31, 1899)
    Offers plans and instructions for making a variety of bird houses, bird feeders, and bird baths, in both traditional and whimsical styles
  • The Folkwear Book of Ethnic Clothing: Easy Ways to Sew & Embellish Fabulous Garments from Around the World

    Mary Parker

    Hardcover (Lark Books, Oct. 1, 2002)
    Bring the world to your sewing machine! A sumptuously illustrated survey of traditional clothing from across the globe--plus timesaving, innovative techniques for making and decorating garments--will absolutely enchant stitchers. Throughout, images, from richly colored photographs to vintage postcards, capture people in their authentic dress (many of which have now disappeared). Before beginning an actual project, examine the basics of construction that appear again and again in ethnic attire: unconstructed rectangles, pullover cloaks or tunics, sleeved shifts, pull-on pants, full skirts with aprons, yoked shirts, short vests, and a front-opening coat. Embellish them, using some of the exquisite techniques that make these garments so breathtaking, from weaving and braiding to beading, painting, and embroidering. The highlight: six popular folkwear outfits with instructions on pattern making, marking, cutting out pieces, and putting it all together--a Seminole skirt, Moroccan burnoose, Syrian dress, Polish vest, Tibetan coat and Japanese Kimono.
  • Touchdown! My Football Book

    David Diehl

    Board book (Lark Books, April 1, 2008)
    Try to take this away from a toddler, and prepare to get tackled! Artist David Diehl celebrates gridiron action in a conceptual board book that puts the spotlight on one football-related word per page. Strikingly designed, with bold graphics and exuberant colors, it brings children right onto the field. Whether it’s the offense’s “fumble,” the “quarterback” throwing, or the “snap” that starts the play, all Diehl’s illustrations capture the excitement, energy, and intensity of the sport.