Now the classic novel by Mary Shelley is an illustrated storybook perfect for kids of all ages! Kid Classics: Frankenstein is fun and just the right amount of scary!
On a stormy summer evening two centuries ago, Mary Shelley wrote the classic tale about a scientist and his monstrous creation. Now, here is the fun new just-for-kids version of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein, abridged and retold while remaining true to Shelley’s original text. It’s a story that you can’t put down: After Victor Frankenstein discovers the secret to life and uses it to build an eight-foot-tall monster, he realizes he’s made a creature that he can’t take care of—or control! Frankenstein and the monster chase each other across Europe, along the way learning lessons about ambition, the effects of technology on our lives, judging others based on looks, and the healing powers of nature. With page after page of captivating illustrations, this magical hardcover will be the fought over favorite in your home and schoolroom!
The World's Greatest Kid Jokes
Keep kids laughing with The World's Greatest Kid Jokes, a ginormous collection of over 500 family-friendly jokes!
Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly joke book or setting up the little comedy genius in your life, The World’s Greatest Kid Jokes is sure to turn anyone’s frown upside-down. Comedians of all ages will relish over 500 silly one-liners, classic knock-knock jokes, and eye-roll-worthy puns. Get kids excited for reading without them even realizing it — they’ll be too busy laughing!
Your Bedroom is a Rainforest!
Go on a journey through the jungle without ever leaving your bed! With Your Bedroom is a Rainforest!, kids can transform an ordinary room into a habitat for some of Earth’s most amazing creatures with reusable, wall-safe (and BPA-free!), glow-in-the-dark stickers—everything from blue morpho butterflies to Bengal tigers to poison dart frogs!
“What’s your favorite animal?” The answer to this question, much like one’s favorite color, can say a lot about a kid. Maybe they’re into gorillas because they admire their nobility; maybe the colors of a toucan capture their imagination; maybe they like crocodiles because they take to water. While there are countless possible answers to this question, one thing is almost certain: they probably aren’t going to say, “squirrel.” No, the favorite animal of a child tends to be exotic, dangerous, fast, and maybe even endangered. In the past, a long and expensive trip to the zoo was required for kids to pay a visit to their beast of choice. Well, not anymore! Your Bedroom is a Rainforest! brings the incredible ecosystems of Central America, northern South America, western Africa, Southeast Asia, and beyond, right to the walls of your child’s bedroom!
Within this keepsake-worthy hardcover book you will find more than 60 reusable stickers of jaguars, capybara, scarlet macaws, monkeys, forest elephants, anacondas, and many more adorable—and sometimes ferocious—animals glow in the dark and bring your environment to life. Along with the stickers, kids can look forward to pages packed with illustrations of their favorite animals accompanied by fascinating, and often hard-to-believe facts, such as:
- Most pandas spend half the day eating. - Toxic poison dart frogs have neon colors to warn predators. - Tiger urine smells like buttered popcorn. - Without sloths, there would be no avocados! - Lions may be called the kings of the jungle, but they don’t live anywhere near them. - Much of the life in the rainforest is found in the trees. - Unlike many other cats, jaguars do not avoid water; in fact, they are excellent swimmers.
The high-quality, glow-in-the-dark stickers might be what gets kids interested, but the amazing facts are sure to be what keeps them around. And the best part? You’re never too old to appreciate amazing jungle animals!
About the Author: Hannah Sheldon-Dean is a writer, editor, and educator specializing in publications for children and young adults. She has written several licensed activity books and gift books with Penguin Young Readers, and she writes and edits fiction, nonfiction, and educational materials for a variety of outlets. She is currently a writing consultant at the Columbia University School of Social Work and a volunteer mentor with Girls Write Now. Hannah received a Master’s of Social Work from New York University and a BA in Literary Arts and Education Policy from Brown University, and she loves to work on projects that fall at the intersection of those fields. She lives in Brooklyn but grew up in Vermont, so you might see her wandering the city in search of pine trees, mourning doves, caterpillars, or whatever other bits of nature she can find. She also loves singing with Khorikos choir, baking bread, and dreaming about the animal sanctuary she’ll open someday.
Giant Trucks: My First Book of Sounds
Babies and toddlers will be mesmerized by the vehicle noises coming out of Giant Trucks: My First Book of Sounds.
It doesn’t matter if it is a boy or a girl, if they live in the city or the country, all young children are fascinated by the sounds made by vehicles. With Giant Trucks: My First Book of Soundsyoung ones will be mesmerized by the realistic roars, honks, sirens, and more coming out of this book as they press the Magic Touch Pages.
Did you know that the Tyrannosaurus Rex had a bite force of more than 12,800 pounds? Or that Quetzalcoatlus stood as tall as a giraffe and could spread its wings more than 30 feet wide? Discover amazing facts about your favorite dinosaurs with Dinosaur Flashcards!
Kids of all ages will be entertained by terrifying carnivores, humongous herbivores, and everything in-between. Featuring scientifically accurate illustrations by award-winning artists. Use these flash cards to learn your dinosaurs better than ever, and put your family and friends’ prehistoric knowledge to the test. This is the perfect gift for the little paleontologist in your life. Learn incredible facts and make cool new discoveries about the biggest reptiles to ever walk the earth with Dinosaur Flash Cards!
The Yuckiest Counting Book in the World!
Learning how to count has never been yuckier!
With an outrageously furry cover and playful 1-2-3s, The Yuckiest—and Most Fun—Counting Book in the World celebrates how fun counting can be! This colorful counting book pairs numbers with silly rhymes and hilarious illustrations to create a delightfully fun journey from 1 through 10 and beyond! Including…
1 muddy puddle, squishy and mucky 2 shoes, reeking and grimy 3 baby diapers, goopy and poopy 4 pickle ice creams, sour, bitter, and drippy 5 apples, rotten and wormy
It’s the funniest way to get from 1 to 10! Just look at the cover: draped in striped, brightly colored fur, The Yuckiest—and Most Fun—Counting Book in the World boasts a so-ugly-its-cute aesthetic that will look good on any bookshelf or nursery. But it’s not what’s on the outside that counts . . . it’s what’s on the inside, which is why we’ve opted for sturdy board book pages built to last. Revisit the fun of learning with this whimsical exploration of the 1-2-3s. Now kids will never forget their numbers!
The Yuckiest Alphabet Book in the World
With hilariously yucky ABCs, The Yuckiest Alphabet Book in the World celebrates a love for everything muddy, messy, icky, and gooey!
Learning the alphabet has never been yuckier! This colorful, cringey collection cycles through each letter of the alphabet, pairing the ABCs with wonderfully yucky words and hilarious imagery to create an icky-sticky fun tour of our weird little language. Prepare your stomach (and your brain) for combinations like…
A is for apple, rotten and wormy B is for boogie, bright green and germy C is for candy, stuck to your hair D is for dragon, breathing stinky fire everywhere Y is for yak, drooling and stinky Zzzzzz is for bedtime, and bedtime is YUCKY!
Let this book be a resource for your kids and a reading activity for the whole family! Organized from atrocious A to zany Z and decked out with illustrations that are bound to turn your tummy, The Yuckiest Alphabet Book in the World is the perfect balance of yuck and yay! Just look at the cover: draped in striped, brightly colored fur, this book boasts a “so-ugly-its-cute” aesthetic that would look good on any bookshelf or nursery. But it’s not what’s on the outside that counts...it’s what’s on the inside, which is why we’ve opted for sturdy board pages for this colorful kids' book. Revisit the fun of learning with this whimsical exploration of the English language.
Your Bedroom is an Ocean!
Turn your home into an underwater utopia with Your Bedroom Is An Ocean!, a one-of-a-kind craft book filled with everything a young seafarer needs to transform their space into an ethereal ecosystem!
Why look to the sky for mystery and wonder when one of history’s greatest puzzles is right below our noses? Earth’s oceans remain one of the most mystifying entities in existence. Swarming with species that have yet to be identified and housing unique characters like sailors, pirates, and (according to some) aliens, the planet’s waters are one of the remaining frontiers of our modern world. So why wouldn’t children want to immerse themselves in this mystical environment?
Your Bedroom Is An Ocean! gives them that power, making ocean exploration as easy as 1-2-turn the page please! And trust us, these pages are filled to the brim with facts and activities too irresistible to ignore, like…
- The largest ocean is the Pacific, which covers 30% of the Earth’s surface. - Tsunamis can thunder in at 500 miles per hour, on a good day. - The water emitting from hydrothermal vents deep beneath the surface can reach up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit. - The planet’s largest mountain range is not the Andes...it’s the Mid-Oceanic ridge and it’s nearly ten times longer than it’s above-the-surface counterpart, clocking in at a mind-boggling 40,390 miles. - Have you heard of The Bloop? It’s not a children's TV character; it’s the largest “ocean sound” that has ever been recorded, and it happened in 1997. - There are over 3 million shipwrecks peppering our ocean floors. - 91 percent of sea creatures have yet to be discovered, which means marine biologists still have a lot of work to do.
Want more? Don’t worry. As the universe’s largest inhabited space, the world’s oceans have plenty of information to offer, all of which will be folded within the pages of our bubbly book. More than just a textbook, though, Your Bedroom Is An Ocean! is also jam-packed with stunning photographs and textile add-ons like stickers that will help kids and parents alike submerge themselves into this perplexing underwater adventure.
Your Bedroom is a Solar System!
Bring outer space into your very own home! With Your Bedroom is a Solar System!, kids can transform an ordinary room into an out-of-this-world experience with reusable, wall-safe (and BPA-free!), glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, planets, moon, and stars!
Space. It is a subject that has captivated imaginations since the dawn of time, spawning science-fiction tales of alien invasions, catastrophic meteorites, and planet exploration. Your Bedroom is a Solar System! taps into that timeless wonder for everyone from star-gazing kids to real-life astronauts. Within this keepsake-worthy hardcover book you will find more than 50 reusable (and BPA-free) glow-in-the-dark stickers of the sun, moon, planets, and stars in our solar system, as well as illustrations of asteroids, comets, spacecraft, and other fascinating parts of the universe such as constellations! Plus,Your Bedroom is a Solar System! is jam-packed with information that every aspiring astronaut needs such as:
- Space is completely silent - Many of Uranus’s moons are named after the characters in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Before meteors enter the Earth’s atmosphere, they are called meteoroids - The tides are created by the Sun and Moon’s gravitational pulls - Only 5% of the Universe is visible from Earth - The closest galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy is the Andromeda Galaxy...and it’s 2.5 million light years away - And much, much more!
Discover everything you need to know about worlds beyond Earth, from dwarf planets to black holes to supernovas and more! Kids’ book author Hannah Sheldon-Dean guides readers through this solar system and beyond, with scientific fun facts and easy-to-follow directions for stickering your bedroom to look just like the universe at night! Get ready in 3…2…1…blastoff!
The Little Chunky Book of Sharks
Get ready to discover the fiercest, fastest, and strangest sharks on Earth with The Little Chunky Book of Sharks!
Filled with fun facts and amazing, scientifically accurate illustrations, The Little Chunky Book of Sharks is a big book of learning sure to entertain and inform kids of all ages. Discover everything there is to know about sharks, both small and large, from long-extinct species like megalodon to why sharks behave they ways they do today. The Little Chunky Book of Sharks is perfect for aspiring marine biologists to tuck into their backpacks for beach or boat expeditions or to read in bed at night.
Kelly Gauthier Cormier is a Boston-based writer and editor. When she’s not working, Kelly can often be found on a boat, in the water, or sitting on the end of a dock reading a book. She is also the author of Discovering Bugs, The Bug Handbook, Discovering Planets and Moons, and The Little Chunky Book of Dinosaurs.
See prehistoric predators of all sizes come to life with Dino World, the trifold pop-up book all about dinosaurs!
Experience dinosaurs like you’ve never seen them before with innovative paper crafting that breathes new life into prehistoric scenes. You will be immersed in the extraordinary artwork of paleoartist Julius Csotonyi as the images leap off the page in a pop-up dinosaur book for a stunning experience like no other. Dino World features cool facts about each dinosaur, including the massive T. rex and crafty raptors, as well as eye-catching lifelike scenes, learning about prehistory has never been this fun.
Dinosaur lovers of all ages will adore this book!
Aesop's Fables Hardcover
Revive your childhood wonder and fascination with the most exquisitely illustrated edition of Aesop’s Fables to hit the market in years—featuring breathtaking original artwork by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore!
Captivating the hearts and minds of kids and adults for generations, Aesop, a former Greek slave, developed simple and meaningful adventures featuring animals or insects to teach a moral standard or lesson for living. This classic edition of short stories is brought to life with breathtaking illustrations by New York Times #1 Bestselling illustrator Charles Santore. The most well known and well loved of Aesop's fables are included to help boys and girls learn which traits are desirable and which are less than desireable, including:
- The Hare and the Tortoise - The Lion and the Mouse - The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse - The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
The work of New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator Charles Santore has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Night Before Christmas, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Aesop's Fables, The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Little Mermaid, Snow White, The Velveteen Rabbit, The Wizard of Oz, and more!
The Night Before Christmas Hardcover
The Night Before Christmas is an enchanting Christmas story that has brought Santa Claus to life for generations. Celebrate the holiday season with this #1 New York Times bestselling edition of the classic poem.
This is the classic hardcover edition featuring an embossed cover and a four-page foldout, perfect for gifting!
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
Carry on a family tradition or start one of your own with this new version of the classic Christmas book for children and families. Initially published anonymously as A Visit from Saint Nicholas, and credited as a work by Clement Clark Moore, this timeless tale has been lovingly preserved in this classic edition. Bring the family together for a read-aloud and as children prepare for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve.
This keepsake edition includes:
- A beautifully designed hardcover with an embossed foil-stamped cover - A large four-page foldout that helps immerse you in the story - Lavish illustrations by renowned, New York Times #1 bestselling artist Charles Santore - The original poem by Clement Clark Moore - A nod to Dutch references in the poem, specifically the Dutch name "Donder" for one of the reindeer
The Night Before Christmas:
- Is perfect for family read-alouds or gatherings - Makes a great holiday, Advent, or Christmas gift - A classic for children ages of all ages or the young at heart
Charles Santore’s works has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Little Mermaid, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz.
The Classic Collection of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes
Rediscover the timeless nursery rhymes of Mother Goose in this gorgeous picture book, packed with beautiful, full-color illustrations and a stunning four-panel gatefold!
Rhode Island School of Design illustrator Gina Baek breathes new life into beloved nursery rhymes with The Classic Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Children and adults alike will be delighted by this freshly presented collection of classic nursery rhymes, featuring more than 100 enchanting and colorful illustrations. Rediscover favorites such as:
- Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater - Jack and Jill - The Cat and the Fiddle - Old Mother Hubbard - and more!
And learn some nursery rhymes that are new to you, such as “Dreams,” “The Woman of Exeter,” or “A Thorn.” This book is the perfect gift for young families. You and your children or grandchildren will love discovering these old stories together and reading them for years to come.
The Velveteen Rabbit Hardcover
The beloved story of the Velveteen Rabbit, the toy rabbit made real by the love of a boy, is now available in a beautiful heirloom hardcover.
Originally published in 1922, the classic story of a toy rabbit who loves a boy so much he eventually becomes real, has charmed children—and adults—for nearly a century. Author Margery Williams wrote this treasured classic that has warmed many hearts for decades. This story is among the top 100 books for children recommended by the National Education Association, chosen in a 2007 online poll, and also won the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. This classic edition of The Velveteen Rabbit features:
- A beautifully designed heirloom hardcover with foil stamping - Lavish illustrations by renowned New York Times #1 Bestselling artist Charles Santore, the critically-acclaimed illustrator of multiple classic tales including The Night Before Christmas, The Classic Tale of Peter Rabbit, and Aesop's Fables - Three times as many illustrations as the origially published work
Create a family tradition with this wonderful volume and make memories your children will cherish for years.
The work of New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator Charles Santore has been widely exhibited in museums and celebrated with recognitions such as the prestigious Hamilton King Award, the Society of Illustrators Award of Excellence, and the Original Art 2000 Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He is best known for his luminous interpretations of classic children’s stories, including The Little Mermaid, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Snow White, and The Wizard of Oz.
The Girls Body Book (Fifth Edition)
The #1 bestselling Girl’s Body Book includes everything you need to know about growing up, even the embarrassing stuff.
"What is happening to my body?" "How do I fit in?" "Why is everything different?"
These questions, along with others, leave pre-teen girls feeling confused and parents wondering what to do next. From periods to peer pressure, puberty is hard! The newly updated fifth edition of The Girl’s Body Book helps prepare girls and their parents for the ups and downs of puberty, middle school, and everything in between, This guide for pre-teen girls addresses issues like changing bodies, personal hygiene, self-confidence, leadership, school safety and #MeToo. This updated fifth edition book for girls is expanded to include topics like:
- Cyberbullying and internet safety - Emotional health and self-esteem - Stress management - Personal boundaries and communication - Sports and leadership - and MORE
The Girl’s Body Book helps prepare girls for puberty and beyond.
Kelli Dunham, RN, BSN is a nurse, a comedian, and author of three other books: How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School, How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Your Life as a Nurse, and The Boy’s Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You, also published by Applesauce Press. In her spare time, she likes to read, skateboard, and embarrass her niece Viola when the whole family goes to the supermarket.
Discovering Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises
Explore the depths of the ocean with Discovering Whales.
With scientific facts and illustrations all about marine biology, kids will learn about whale habitats, habits, and more! Features gorgeous, scientifically accurate illustrations that give kids a glimpse of the majesty of some of the largest living mammals. Kids will learn all about endangered whales and how we can help preserve their habitats. With a stunning, tactile cover, this eye-catching book is sure to stand out.