Bill Martin Jr, an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet, held a doctoral degree in early childhood education. He doesn’t know it, but he gave me a special gift. A book that my daughter could ‘read’ when she was only 3-years-old. She wasn’t really ‘reading’ but she wanted to so badly that she took her favorite book and recited it to me: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? She would peek at the next page so she would ‘read’ the page she was on correctly. I’ll never forget her little face and her sing-song voice. Thank you, Mr. Martin. I am sure the parents who visit this age will love your books for their children too.

Brown Bear what do you seeBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck–all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle’s flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin’s singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals.

Chicka Chicka Boom BoomChicka Chicka Boom Boom
A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Of course there is always enough room for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for more than twenty years! Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has created a series of enduring Chicka Chicka favorites, and now, for the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story is available as a Classic Board Book. With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this portable edition of an irresistible alphabet romp will delight a new generation of young readers.

Here Are My HandsHere Are My Hands
Ideally suited to the board-book format, Here Are My Hands invites very young children to respond spontaneously and creatively as they learn the parts of the body. The rhyming text and bold illustrations do more than name the eyes, ears, nose, and toes. By featuring children of many different backgrounds, the book quietly celebrates the commonality of people around the world.

 

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to SleepKitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Going to Sleep?
Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, the day is almost done. Not yet, Mother, I still can see the sun. Kitty Cat should be getting ready for bed, but instead she’s playing peekaboo, imagining she’s in outer space, tickling her toes, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it to bed on time? Adorable pastel illustrations rendered in watercolor paints and colored pencil from Laura J Bryant bring Kitty Cat so close you’ll want to reach out and hug her!

Kitty Cat Are You Waking UpKitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?
Kitty Cat should be getting ready for school, but instead, she’s practicing her purr, looking for her socks, chasing a little mouse, and more. Will Kitty Cat make it out of the house in time for school? Adorable pastel illustrations rendered in watercolor paints and colored pencil bring Kitty Cat so close you’ll want to reach out and touch her!

Ten Little CaterpillarsTen Little Caterpillars
Ten little caterpillars are out and about in our big, wide world–come join them! You never know what you might find. . . A butterfly, perhaps?

 

Panda Bear What Do You SeePanda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
The publication of Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? and Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? completes the bear book beginning reader series. Now, children can read all four books on their own in this special format. With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. The new 6 x 9 trim and classic beginning reader layout create a more “grown up” version to read by themselves.

Polar Bear What Do You HearPolar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Children will chant the rhythmic words. They’ll make the sounds the animals make. And they’ll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book– look at the last page! Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children’s education and children’s illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best. A Redbook Children’s Picture Book Award winner.

 

Baby Bear What Do You See Board BookBaby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? Board Book
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? is the final collaboration fromthis bestselling author-illustrator team.Young readers will enjoy Baby Bear’s quest to find Mama, and they’ll revel in identifying each of the native North American animals that appear along the way. The central focus on the special bond between mama and baby makes a fitting finale to a beloved series. Now in board-book format for the youngest readers.

 

The Ghost-Eye TreeThe Ghost-Eye Tree (Owlet Book)
One dark and windy autumn night when the sun has long gone down, a young boy and his older sister are sent to the end of town to get a bucket of milk. As they walk down the lonely road, bathed in eerie moonlight, all the boy can think about is the ghost-eye tree.

Oooo…
I dreaded to go…
I dreaded the tree….
Why does Mama always choose me
When the night is so dark
And the mind runs free?

What will happen when they come to the tree? Can they run past it or will it reach out and grab them?

Any child who has been frightened of the dark will enjoy this scary book, which is meant to be read aloud. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault developed the story as a reader’s theater piece, which they have performed in schools across the country. Now, with Ted Rand’s stunning illustrations, the ghost-eye tree comes to life. Watch out!

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