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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Catherine D. Hughes
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (2013, Oct 8th).
National Geographic Kids First Big Book of the Ocean is an adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kevin Henkes
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (2013, Aug 27th).
In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable storyline, this is just right for newly independent readers. Kevin Henkes is known for his mouse characters, including Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly, and now Penny! In Penny and her Marble, the third book in the Penny series, Penny finds a marble on Mrs. Goodwin's yard and takes it home. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rosemary Wells
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Turtleback (2005, Sep 1st).
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Starting with number one for the first day of school, Emily learns the numbers one to 100 in many different ways. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Janis Ian
Publisher: Lemniscaat USA (2013, Sep 17th).
A songwriter since she wrote "Society's Child" at the age of 14 and a Grammy winner for "At Seventeen," Janis Ian's charming and witty song has now become a picture book illustrated by Ingrid and Dieter Schubert. Janis wrote The Tiny Mouse for The Boat Project – a collaborative endeavor for which people donated wood, stories and songs that were made into a fantastical thirty-foot vessel that was part of the London's Olympics. The Tiny Mouse follows the adventures of a bored mouse who decides to go to sea and narrowly escapes a grisly death. In his moment of truth, he understands that it's better to be a whole mouse at home than someone's dinner at sea. This book and CD set has not only Janis Ian singing "The Tiny Mouse" with a full band but also a version without vocals for singalong fun. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability