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  • Astronauts

    Christiane Engel

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, Feb. 6, 2018)
    FIRST EXPLORERS:With cool things to push, pull, and slide on the cover and each sturdy spread, plus fun facts on every page, this chunky board book gives children their first enticing taste of nonfiction! Blast off on an adventure to the International Space Station! Join the astronauts on their long journey and learn how they work, eat, and sleep in this zero-gravity atmosphere. With the fun interactive features, kids can make the rocket take off, go on a space walk, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and more. Simple science facts will fascinate budding astronauts and astronomers.
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado

    Linda Ashman, Dawn Beacon

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 4, 2018)
    The TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN COLORADO . . . now in board! This popular holiday book is now available in a sturdy board edition for very young children. The original text has been simplified to focus on the merry lyrics in this fun take on the classic Christmas song. It’s a happy, festive way for families to celebrate the place where they live.Come spend Christmas in Colorado! From a bunting in a spruce tree to 10 covered wagons, 11 horses prancing, and 12 skiers swooshing, it's a mile-high spirited visit.
  • The Case of the Stinky Stench

    Josh Funk, Brendan Kearney

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, May 2, 2017)
    "Uncle," Croissant said, "the fridge is in trouble! A mystery stench turned a whole shelf to rubble! I'm the last hope or the fridge will be lost! Help me or else we'll be cooked, served, and sauced." There's a stinky stench in the fridge--and our favorite foodie friends must solve a smelly mystery! Sir French Toast's nephew, Inspector Croissant, begs him and Lady Pancake for help in finding the source of the foul odor. Could it be the devious Baron von Waffle? A fetid fish lurking in the bottom of Corn Chowder Lake? Featuring the same delectable wordplay and delicious art that won critical raves for Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast--this fun follow-up is an absolutely tasty treat for kids and adults alike!
  • Super Scratch Art Pads: Solar System

    Sterling Children's

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, Oct. 9, 2018)
    Just scratch with the stylus . . . and watch the pictures burst into color! Super Scratch Art Pads are a fun and easy way to create colorful drawings. Each page features a line illustration on a black background. When you trace the picture with the included stylus, it reveals the bright, vivid color beneath. The result is beautiful! Your stylus can blast you into outer space! Just use it to start scratching the images and start your artistic journey to the planets, the stars, and beyond.
  • Classic Starts®: Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Jules Verne, Kathleen Olmstead, Eric Freeberg, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, June 7, 2011)
    “Go down the crater of the volcano Snaefells. Follow the shadow just before the month of July. You will find your way to the center of the Earth. I did it.” That mysterious message, found in a long-lost letter, propels a young man and his uncle on the adventure of a lifetime: to a prehistoric world below the earth where dinosaurs and other strange creatures still roam. Jules Verne's classic fantasy will enchant a new generation of readers.
  • Classic Starts®: The Three Musketeers

    Alexandre Dumas, Oliver Ho, Jamel Akib, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Feb. 1, 2007)
    All for one and one for all! That’s the rallying cry of the Musketeers—guards of the French King—and the call to adventure for young readers enjoying their first taste of Dumas’ classic swashbuckler. Aramis, Athos, Porthos, and the not-quite-yet Musketeer D’Artagnan use their wits and their swords to battle an evil Cardinal, the traitorous Milady, and other enemies of the French court.
  • Time for a Hug

    Phillis Gershator, Mim Green, David Walker

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, March 5, 2013)
    A hug feels good. Let's hug again.We'll hug at nine.We'll hug at ten.When is it time for a hug? Anytime! This feel-good story—now in the popular board book format—assures kids there's plenty of love to go around-the-clock. From the moment Little Bunny wakes up in the morning until the moon comes out and the stars shine, every hour includes a warm hug from Big Bunny. Whether they bake or build, bike or hike, a caring hug always feels just right. This is a book that is generous with love, and full of the sweetest illustrations you've ever seen.
  • Arctic Animals

    Tad Carpenter

    Board book (Sterling Children's Books, Oct. 13, 2015)
    He has big antlers, runs fast on hoofed feet, and likes to eat plants. Who's that? Is it a polar bear? A seal? No—it's a reindeer! Children will love guessing which arctic animal they'll find beneath the flap, including a walrus, fox, and snowy owl. A final spread features all the creatures included in the book having a polar party.
  • The Story of Paintings: A History of Art for Children

    Mick Manning, Brita Granström

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Sept. 5, 2017)
    From prehistoric cave art to graffiti, this beautiful compendium introduces children to the world of paintings. Get ready to feast your eyes on an exhibition of fantastic art! Kids can time-travel through the centuries and learn all about 39 paintings, from a galloping horse drawn in the Lascaux Caves during the Stone Age, to Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus and Velázquez’s Las Meninas, to masterpieces by Dalí, Picasso, Kahlo, and Basquiat. Each spread showcases a different painting, along with a profile of the artist, kid-friendly cartoons, and fun prompts that encourage children to ask questions (like, “What do you think Mona Lisa is smiling about?”) and spot details in each work.
  • Zentangle for Kids

    Jane Marbaix

    Paperback (Sterling Children's Books, Nov. 3, 2015)
    “Untangle” kids’ creativity with this fun and inspiring book! The Zentangle method helps aspiring artists create beautiful pictures and scenes through drawing abstract, structured patterns. In addition to step-by-step instructions by an accredited teacher, special project pages show how to turn tangle artworks into decorations, cards, and gifts.
  • Arabian Nights: Retold from the Classic Tales

    Martin Woodside, Lucy Corvino, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, Feb. 5, 2008)
    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor: these are just some of the strange and amazing stories that clever Scheherazade tells to captivate her husband, King Shahryar…and to save her own life. Each one is more fantastic than the last, filled with demons and dervishes, caliphs and genies, men transformed into dogs and monsters with eyes that glow. Like the king, children will find themselves enchanted by every tale.
  • Classic Starts®: A Little Princess

    Frances Hodgson Burnett, Tania Zamorsky, Lucy Corvino, Arthur Pober Ed.D

    Hardcover (Sterling Children's Books, March 1, 2005)
    Following Sterling's spectacularly successful launch of its children's classic novels (240,000 books in print to date),comes a dazzling new series: Classic Starts. The stories are abridged; the quality is complete. Classic Starts treats the world's beloved tales (and children) with the respect they deserve--all at an incomparable price.Poor Sara Crewe. Once upon a time her beloved father pampered and adored her. But ever since he died, leaving her alone and penniless, she's been caught in the cruel clutches of Miss Minchin, the headmistress at the Select Seminary for Young Ladies, where Sara once studied. But no matter how terrible things get, Sara always has her imagination and goodness of heart to carry her through. This timeless tale of a poor orphan has won children's hearts for a century--and continues to be a favorite.