The first in an ongoing series, A Little Horse Called Pancakes introduces young readers to a very special relationship between a girl and her miniature horse. They develop a bond and challenge what others perceive as the norm with the help of all the animals that live on their farm. With beautiful colour and black-and-white illustrations, the book uses the discipline of equestrian vaulting to educate readers about the sport and convey the lesson that commitment and dedication pay off in the end. It is aimed at children aged 4-8 and can be used as an early
Arabella (nearly twelve years old) lives a normal, happy life in Parkview, Johannesburg. But then her father dies, suddenly, of cancer. Not long after this Arabella receives a magic mongongo nut from Khanyi, the mielie seller, and her pet monkey and this sets a fantastical chain of events into motion: Arabella discovers that, planted in the garden, the nut grows into a tree which can only be seen by moonlight and on which grows a magic fruit. When Ukhozi, the eagle, crash lands in Arabella’s bedroom one night, he tells her what she needs to do keep her world in balance. Hadedas, led by Ozymandias, “the most evil bird in the sky”, has taken the magic mongongo nut and Arabella has to recapture it. A well-crafted magical adventure with many touches of enjoyable light humour. Arabella is a normal girl, who gains courage and self-knowledge through the magic events, and eventually chooses Right against Wrong.
What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course!
When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the nature spirit that lives in the wooden walls of her house a help or a hindrance? Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? Most importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food her Aunties have cooked for the New Yam Festival the next day?
An entertaining look at the fascinating masquerade culture of West Africa, told from the perspective of a plucky young Nigerian girl who finds the courage to protect the traditions she loves.
WINNER of the Children’s Africana Best Book Award 2016
“Okorafor leaps into the world of picture books in a most unforgettable way with this playful, fascinating tale”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED
“My little boy wanted me to read it three times in a row. So yeah, I think my kids are in agreement on this: Five Stars”—Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author
An entertain-your-brain activity book that’s creative, clever and fun – from every angle! Bear, Duck and Rabbit lead the reader through a topsy-turvy world of opposites and differences, inviting young artists everywhere to pick up pencils, crayons or paints and let their imaginations soar.
In this charming new addition to the Miffy story, Miffy takes inspiration from a visit to a museum and decides to become an artist herself. Looking at the colors and shapes of the world around her, she discovers what fun it can be to make pictures of the things she sees. By the end of the day, her bedroom walls are full of her wonderful artwork.
This tiny book, originally published in 1950, tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: ?Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”
This quirky tale from 1950 takes readers through the process of choosing building types and making all kinds of decisions. In a wonderful blend of absurd poetry and pragmatism, Mr. Rouse contends with building materials, transportation, lighting, and plumbing, encountering quarreling stairs and dapper gutters on his way.
Entertaining and lively texts by children’s author David Henry Wilson accompany the entries and explain anything and everything of interest: why hippo families like to wallow in mud, what noises baby giraffes make, and why you should always look at a zebra’s ears.
Join the animals as they follow Samuel Drew through the street and try to guess what’s inside the package he’s pulling behind him Samuel Drew makes his way through the busy streets pulling a curious package behind him. But what could be inside? …
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding … until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how – with ingenuity and team work – they can overcome any danger. With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf.
To play this game, scrunch up a piece of paper into a ball and you’re off. You can score goals, follow the course or hit the targets. You can throw the ball, flick it, use a rubber band to shoot it or even use the detachable piece of board to help perfect your aim.
This book completely unfolds into a game that includes ready-made holes through which readers flick or throw their paper balls. Designed for playing anywhere, this book can be stood up, laid down, or even hung up! Children can follow the story, or make up their own rules.
One of the beloved ‘Let’s Play Games’ series books by Herve Tullet, which stimulate thought and imagination in young children.
‘One night a swallow arrived in the city. He was on his way to Egypt to meet his friends, but he decided to rest on the feet of the statue. The swallow was very happy with his golden perch. But as he drifted off to sleep, a large drop of water fell on him. This was odd, because the night sky was clear and warm. Then another drop fell on him. When the third drop fell, the swallow wondered if he should find a new place to sleep. Then he looked up…’
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Scholastic is re-releasing the ten original Magic School Bus titles in paperback. With updated scientific information, the bestselling science series ever is back!
On a most sense-sational trip that takes them through an eye, an ear, a tongue, and even a dog’s nose, Ms. Frizzle’s class learns about the senses. Using their trademark sense of humor, Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen provide facts about the senses in both the human and animal worlds.Don’t miss the all-new Magic School Bus: Rides Again book series and the animated show streaming on Netflix now!