Kim Norman has over 25 years' experience as a singer, dancer, storyteller and comedic actress. She spends several weeks each summer teaching children how to develop their dramatic skills and has also written poems and other picture books. David Walker worked for Hallmark Cards as an art director. He now does freelance illustration and has illustrated many books.
When Scott builds a bot, a bippity-bot, sparks fly . . . and his entire classroom goes wild. Before long, fiery ants and carnivorous plants, a freaky frog, a big-bellied boa, and an exploding "volcano" have wreaked total havoc. Can Scott's bot, which started it all, manage the mess? Cheers for the handy hero! A cumulative story with fun that grows and grows and GROWS.
Age Range: 3 - 7 years / Grade Level: Preschool - 2
This old van,
she passed one,
shining in the rising sun.
With a click clack rattle rack,
ready for some fun,
This old van says,
Take a rollicking ride in This Old Van, a joyful take on the classic children's counting song. As the colorfully painted vintage vehicle, driven by a really cool pair of grandparents, rolls down the highway, it passes one train, two bulldozers, three tractors, and four semis, right up to ten muddy motorbikes. And along the way, luggage flies off, horns honk, and the hurrying van zigs and zags—till it arrives at its destination JUST IN TIME! You won't be able to resist singing every fun verse out loud.
Age Range: 3 - 7 years / Grade Level: Preschool - 2
Percy the Pug loves puddles—big puddles, small puddles, swamp puddles, stomp puddles. But no puddle is perfect . . . until he finds one with three friendly piglets. But protective Mama Pig says NO PUGS and chases Percy away! Irresistibly illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi, Kim Norman's tale about a persistent pug and his pursuit of friendship in puddle paradise brims with warmth and charm.
First the reindeer rebelled--now it's the elves' turn! This fun follow-up to The Great Reindeer Rebellion is as over-the-top entertaining as its forerunner. 'Tis the month before Christmas, and things aren't great. The elves are complaining, “We're all running late!” The candy-cane twister needs major repairs; there's not enough cotton to stuff the toy bears. The North Pole's in trouble: Santa MUST find out why.
Told in fun rhyme and featuring embossed, spot-glossed pages, this holiday-bright book takes kids on an undercover mission with Santa himself--and gives them an inside peek at what REALLY goes on in the elves' workshop.
A clever, colorful read-aloud in the tradition of I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
A fun day at the fair becomes color chaos when one boy's energetic pig gets loose. Upside down, piggy wallows in brown, but that's only the beginning of this cumulative, rhyming text. Soon, he's adding a rinse of red (tomatoes), a wash of white (milk), a pinch of pink (cotton candy), and many more. Can piggy be caught before he turns the whole fair upside down?
With exuberant art by Henry Cole, this wild pig chase is a natural choice for teaching colors and begs to be read aloud.
Every year, millions of people visit the American Museum of Natural History to gaze at the amazing displays of dinosaur fossils. Now, with this interactive sticker book, kids can enjoy a little bit of that experience right at home. Featuring eight richly detailed prehistoric scenes, 100 dinosaur stickers, and fun facts, this is a must-have for every dinosaur fan! Developed with paleontologist experts with the American Museum of Natural History.
This interactive sticker book, created with the science experts at the American Museum of Natural History, whisks kids on a whale of a worldwide adventure! As children place 100 labeled whale stickers in vivid, underwater scenes, they will meet many fascinating types of whales, including blue whales, killer whales, bowheads, and humpbacks, we well as other amazing marine animals.
Author Kim Norman (Crocodaddy) and illustrator Liza Woodruff have whipped up a rollicking, jolly, snow-filled adventure!
In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou's sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off…until just Caribou's left, only and lonely. Now, a reindeer likes flying-but never alone, so…one through ten, all leap on again!
An ideal picture book for reading-and singing along with-over and over.
Celebrate the imagination—and the love between father and son—with a fun, rhyming, and totally original picture book. On a hot summer’s day, a young boy playfully sets out on a “crocodaddy hunt” in the lake. Following the creature’s shadow, dark and wet, he’s soon taking a wild ride on the grinning croc’s back. And when they leave the water, something wonderful happens: Crocodaddy transforms into…just DADDY. Bright, energetic illustrations (complete with wily crocodile in Dad’s swim trunks) highlight the story’s humor and warmth.
Kristi’s family is a bunch of animals: really, their business is posing as people’s pets! Kristi’s father trains kids in puppy ownership by tugging on socks and making puddles on the floor. Mom helps a family adjust to their new kitten by curling up on the piano or pouncing on string. Her brother makes a great lizard, snoozing under a sunlamp. As for Kristi, she keeps messing up and getting fired. Will she ever find her calling?
Occupational hazards include crickets for lunch and a trip to the vet in this imaginative and hilarious story about learning to use your natural talents.