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Margaret Peot's TEA PARTY: A COLOR, PUNCH OUT, AND PLAY SET is a folding play “stage set” with three scenes and 8 punch-out pages of tea items to color. It includes a 4-page booklet with illustrated instructions, and an insert with information on the "History of Teatime," "Types of Tea Meals," "Tea, Food, and Manners," and "A Simple Scone Recipe."

Margaret Peot's TEA PARTY: A COLOR, PUNCH OUT, AND PLAY SET is a folding play “stage set” with three scenes and 8 punch-out pages of tea items to color. It includes a 4-page booklet with illustrated instructions, and an insert with information on the "History of Teatime," "Types of Tea Meals," "Tea, Food, and Manners," and "A Simple Scone Recipe."

Written at the height of the Great Depression, IT’S UP TO THE WOMEN  is Eleanor Roosevelt's advice to women of all ages about roles they should take in both private and public life. During a time of extreme hardship, she called on women particularly to do their part—cutting costs where needed, spending reasonably, and taking a personal responsibility to keep the economy going. “Women,” she wrote, “whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the…

"Eleanor Roosevelt never wanted her husband to run for president. went on a national tour to crusade on behalf of women. She wrote a regular newspaper column.

Client: Michelle Markel. Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. This rollicking picture book biography chronicles the life of John Newbery, the first pioneer of children's books. While most children's books in the 18th century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery—for whom the prestigious Newbery Medal is named—imagined them overflowing with entertaining stories, science, and games. He believed that every book should be made for the reader's enjoyment.

This rollicking and fascinating picture book biography chronicles the life of the first pioneer of children's books—John Newbery himself. While most children's books in the century contained lessons and rules, John Newbery imagined them overflo

Client: Rich Lo. The true story of a Chinese American mountain man who fed thirty people for ten days in the wilderness--and helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service. Tie Sing was born in the mountains. The mountains were in his blood. But because he was of Chinese descent at a time in America when to be Chinese meant working in restaurants or laundries, Tie Sing’s prospects were limited. But he had bigger plans. He soon built a reputation as the best trail cook in…

Mountain Chef How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service

The true story of Tie Sing, a Chinese American man who helped inspire the creation of the National Park Service.

Scribble's journey starts on a peaceful shore called THE BEGINNING, continues to the rough, adventurous MIDDLE, and leads finally to the gate of THE ENDING, but it’s not at all what Scribble expected… A picture book about finding your own voice, making your own decisions, and writing your own story.

Scribble's journey starts on a peaceful shore called THE BEGINNING, continues to the rough, adventurous MIDDLE, and leads finally to the gate of THE ENDING, but it’s not at all what Scribble expected… A picture book about finding your own voice, making your own decisions, and writing your own story.

After his family moves from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, a boy begins school in America. He has a difficult time adjusting. His translator is embarrassed to have to speak her native language at school in front of her friends. The boy feels out of place and alone in his new environment, though his mother assures him that one day he will be proud of his Chinese heritage. NEW YEAR is based on author/illustrator Rich Lo’s childhood experiences immigrating to America.

After his family moves from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, a boy begins school in America. He has a difficult time adjusting. His translator is embarrassed to have to speak her native language at school in front of her friends. The boy feels out of place and alone in his new environment, though his mother assures him that one day he will be proud of his Chinese heritage. NEW YEAR is based on author/illustrator Rich Lo’s childhood experiences immigrating to America.

Scribble your way to fun with your kids through face-to-face coloring! Coloring books are all the rage with everyone from preschoolers to grandparents, so why not share the joy of coloring with those you love the most? Featuring beautiful spreads specifically designed for two people to color at once and enjoy at once, Margaret Peot’s LET’S COLOR TOGETHER is the perfect opportunity to sit down, connect, and share some fun with your kids.

Let's Color Together: A Shareable Coloring Book for Parents and Kids (Adult Coloring Books) Paperback – April 2016

A little dog struggles with fibbing in this pitch perfect picture book that simply, humorously, and honestly tells the truth about lying. A little dog accidentally breaks a vase: First he says it was an elephant, but no he meant a mouse. Wait a minute—did he say mouse? He meant a crow, a sheep, a hippo. Will his family discover what really happened? Jeffrey Turner’s signature style of simple words and strong, vivid graphics will resonate with anyone who has struggled with admitting the…

Who Broke the Vase? by Jeffrey Turner - A little dog struggles with fibbing in this pitch perfect picture book that simply, humorously, and honestly tells the.

Client: Patricia Hruby Powell. Winter Kids’ Indie Next List Pick. Starred review in Booklist. From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races.

While it is undeniable the change Richard and Mildred brought about in Virginia, Loving vs Virginia reminded me that theirs is a love story at heart.

World War II is coming to an end, and Japan's fate is not entirely clear to a people whose leaders hide all battle losses. Yuriko is used to the sirens and air raid drills, but then neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the atomic bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's twelve-year-old eyes that we witness the devastation and horror. Based on the first-hand experience of the author’s mother, who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

World War II is coming to an end, and Japan's fate is not entirely clear to a people whose leaders hide all battle losses. Yuriko is used to the sirens and air raid drills, but then neighbors who have left to fight stop coming home. When the atomic bomb hits Hiroshima, it's through Yuriko's twelve-year-old eyes that we witness the devastation and horror. Based on the first-hand experience of the author’s mother, who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

The night that eleven-year-old Grady Johnson looked out his window and wished upon a shooting star, his life changed forever. Grady, his Ma, and younger sister Luanne are having a hard summer. Dad has died and although Ma is trying her best, Grady knows they don’t have enough money to get by. The shooting star he saw was a space craft landing at the back of their farm. Extraterrestrial engineer Ralwil Turth has one goal, to fix his power drive and go back home. But things don’t go as…

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Without volunteers, our nation’s animal shelter system would not exist. Volunteers in animal shelters speak for those that cannot speak, pick up the pieces for abandoned animals that have been let down by previous owners or unfortunate circumstances, and do whatever it takes to heal the deepest of wounds. In FINDING SHELTER, award-winning photographer Jesse Freidin shows how many of the volunteers were able to mend their own emotional hurts with the love the shelter animals gave back to…

In Finding Shelter, award-winning photographer Jesse Freidin shows the softer side of the shelter animal system through its volunteers.

When Little i's dot falls off, rolls down a hill, over a cliff, and into the sea, Little i sets out on a journey to rescue it. With a playful focus on the alphabet, spelling, and simple punctuation, this charming and suspenseful picture book by Michael Hall about letters, self-confidence, belonging, and growing up is a great choice for the classroom, library story-hours, and bedtime. www.harpercollins.com/9780062383006/little-i

When a lower-case i's dot falls off, the plucky little letter embarks on a daring adventure to make himself whole again, learning lessons about self-confidence, belonging and growing up along the way. By the award-winning creator of Red: A Crayon's Story.

Abe Lincoln is worried. He has to give the Gettysburg Address but he cannot find his hat anywhere! Frederick Douglass is busy writing a book. Clara Barton is busy nursing wounded soldiers. Who will help Abe Lincoln find his hat? Historians of all ages will love this humorous board book introduction to America's history. www.sourcebooks.com/store/wheres-your-hat-abe-lincoln.html

Where's Your Hate, Abe Lincoln? by Misti Kenison - Join the hunt for Honest Abe’s hat in the next quirky board book in the Young Historians series

Ben Franklin is sad. No one has tme to fly kites with him today. Betsy Ross is busy sewing a flag. Paul Revere is busy riding his horse. Who will help Ben Franklin fly a kite? Historians of all ages will love this humorous board book introduction to America's Revolution. http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/cheer-up-ben-franklin.html

(Sourcebooks) This colorful and humorous board book primer features some of the most prominent figures of the American Revolution and introduces historians of all ages to the incredible beginning of the United States of America.

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