Kids Can Press: Fall 2019

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    And Then the Seed Grew Marianne Dubuc Canada, Marianne Dubuc Canada
    9781525302077 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Animals Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 03, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9.5 x 12 x 0.55 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 20 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In an ordinary garden full of flowers and plants, little Jack and Mr. Gnome live above the ground, while Yvonne the mole, the Field Mouse family, Paulie the earthworm and Colette the ant live below the ground. Everybody is happy in the garden. Until one day, a new seed arrives, which soon sprouts into a plant. As the plant begins to grow (and grow, and grow), its stalk and leaves get in the way of those aboveground, and its roots disrupt the homes and passageways of those underground. Before long, the plant has gotten so large, it has become a huge problem for the garden's residents. So, the friends decided they must chop it down. Unless ... wait! What's that growing on the plant? In this multilayered (and multilevel!) picture book, international award-winning author-illustrator Marianne Dubuc humorously explores the concept of change as the characters resist but eventually accept the new addition, an excellent example of a growth mindset. The story also highlights the interconnectivity of living things and, thus, the concept of community. Animal habitats and the growth cycle of plants --- from seed to fruit-bearing --- are presented here with easy-to-understand, child-friendly visuals. The winsome illustrations are full of clever details, offering peeks into the animals' fantastical homes, promising something new to discover with every look, and encouraging visual literacy.
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      Marianne Dubuc is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Bus Ride, Lucy and Company and Mr. Postmouse's Rounds. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages around the world. Marianne lives in Montreal, Quebec.

      Marianne Dubuc is an award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including The Bus Ride, Lucy and Company and Mr. Postmouse's Rounds. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages around the world. Marianne lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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    Big Words Small Stories: Smell the Daisies Judith Henderson Canada, T. L. McBeth
    9781771387903 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 5 - 8, Grade (US) from K - 3 On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $14.99 CAD 7 x 9 in | 52 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Meet Oleander, who likes to keep busy, and her pet salamander, Sally Mander, who prefers to take it easy. As they go about their days in these five stories, they're visited by the Sprinkle Fairy (she's the owner of a word factory in Sicily) and her helpers, who've slipped a Big Word into each story. Which means, when Sally Mander is slacking off on her gardening duties, Oleander accuses her of procrastinating. And when Sally Mander loses a fight to a bird over a worm, she demands that the bird regurgitate the worm immediately. It's all fun with words --- BIG time! This collection of quirky, bite-sized stories is part of a clever series of highly original early readers by Judith Henderson. The text is dialogue driven, broken up into small bits, and accompanied by T. L. McBeth's small, simple and humor-filled spot illustrations, making it just right for emerging readers. These books are also terrific tools for expanding budding vocabularies, with the pronunciation and definition included for each of the five multisyllabic Big Words. Children will be trying them out in no time!
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      Judith Henderson is an Emmy Award-winning children's TV composer and producer. She is the author of the Big Words Small Stories series. Judith lives in Montreal, Quebec.

      T. L. McBeth is the illustrator of Stegothesaurus and the Big Words Small Stories series. His work has been displayed at the Society of Illustrators. He lives in New York City.

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    Couch Potato, The Kerry Lyn Sparrow Canada, Yinfan Huang
    9781525300059 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 03, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 9 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Mr. Russet is the first to spot it. It's right in the middle of the couch. A potato. It doesn't belong there, yet there it is. And he's had enough. “Every day I pick up this, I pick up that, I pick up everything!” Mr. Russet exclaims. “I will not pick up that potato!” And he doesn't. In fact, he decides to take a stand and not pick up anything else either! But as the days pass, Mrs. Russet and the two Russet children don't seem to mind the potato in the living room. Or the mess growing all around them. What's a potato protestor to do? In Kerry Lyn Sparrow's funny picture book story, readers are likely to see parallels to their own families and how they handle household chores. The short, simple text and quirky story make for a fun read-aloud. Yinfan Huang's lively, childlike, colorful art conveys the same droll humor as the text. This book offers a good lead-in to discussions about roles and responsibilities within a family and respecting one another's feelings, particularly in the way that people can look at the same thing and see it from different perspectives. It can also be used for character education lessons on adaptability and tolerance.
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      Kerry Lyn Sparrow is an elementary school teacher and the author of the picture book Sleep, Sheep! Kerry lives on a farm in Antrim, Ontario, with her husband, their two sons and their dog, Lily.

      Yinfan Huang lives in New York City, where she creates editorial illustrations, pens her own comics and crafts handmade ceramics. The Couch Potato is her first English-language picture book.

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    Hide-and-Seek A First Book of Position Words Sakshi Mangal, R. D. Ornot Canada
    9781771387941 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 03, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 8.5 x 8.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      In this fun, interactive game of hide-and-seek, young children learn all about positional prepositions. Bear, Fox and Owl are playing hide-and-seek in a woodland playground. They each take a turn counting to ten, then shouting “Ready or not, here I come!” When Fox finds Bear INSIDE the castle and Owl ON the slide, Bear hugs Fox and Owl. When Owl spots Bear BEHIND the climbing wall and Fox UNDER the bench, Bear hugs Fox and Owl again! But when Fox and Owl are not BETWEEN the swings, AMONG the trees, THROUGH the tunnel or ACROSS the bridge, Bear is the one who needs a hug. Will Fox and Owl come out of hiding to help their friend? Preschoolers will love joining in with the repetitive counting and calling out the familiar “Ready or not, here I come!” This is a perfect, playful picture book for storytime. It's also a lively concept book that will help children develop early language skills. It will inspire children to look for their own hiding spots under, behind or between things. Sakshi Mangal's adorable illustrations bring the characters and the loving bond they share to life with humor and a light touch. The characters' interactions offer a positive, reassuring message of caring for friends, terrific for encouraging strong personal development.
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      Sakshi Mangal has a Master's degree in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. She works out of her studio in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      R. D. Ornot lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with her family. This is her first picture book.

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    No Room for a Pup! Elizabeth Suneby, Laurel Molk, Laurel Molk
    9781525300295 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 9 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Mia wants a dog more than anything. But according to her mom, there is just NO ROOM in their very small apartment. Then one day, when she and her grandma are visiting a friend who is giving away puppies, Mia falls in love with a small spotted pup who crawls into her lap. She knows she just has to convince her mom to let her keep him! With help from Grandma --- and some of her pet-owning friends --- can Mia show her mom how much room there really is in their apartment? In this charming picture book from Elizabeth Suneby and Laurel Molk, an I-want-a-dog story meets the Yiddish folk tale about how things could always be worse --- to comic effect! With a narrative and illustrations that are action-packed, this is a terrific read-aloud. The timely messages about the importance of gratitude for what one has, the need for generosity and the inclusion of others --- “there's always room for one more” --- resonate. This book makes a wonderful social studies resource for discussions about families and communities, with an intergenerational storyline full of endearing characters --- Mia, her mother and her grandmother live in the same apartment building, along with a diverse cast of neighbors. It also works for character education lessons on kindness, perseverance and initiative.
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      Elizabeth Suneby's award-winning books for young readers include Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea and Razia's Ray of Hope. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts.

      Laurel Molk has illustrated many books, a few of which she also wrote. Her latest books include Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise; There Might Be Lobsters; and Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO!, which she wrote and illustrated. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

      Laurel Molk has illustrated many books, a few of which she also wrote. Her latest books include Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the Galapagos Tortoise; There Might Be Lobsters; and Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and FLO!, which she wrote and illustrated. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts.

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    Series: Life in the Wild
    One Wild Christmas Nicholas Oldland Canada, Nicholas Oldland Canada
    9781525302039 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 03, 2019
    $17.99 CAD 8 x 8 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Best friends the bear, the moose and the beaver have been so busy getting ready for Christmas, they have forgotten the most important decoration of all --- the Christmas tree! Rushing through the snowy forest, they reject one tree after another. And then they spot it. A pine tree that is just the right size, with soft needles and a wonderful scent --- it's perfect! But just as the beaver is about to chop it down, the bear stops him. He can't allow this tree to be harmed, it is simply too beautiful! But the moose and the beaver disagree. Is there a way they can have a perfect Christmas --- without chopping down the perfect tree? Part of the popular Life in the Wild picture book series from author-illustrator Nicholas Oldland, this funny romp is, at its heart, a contemporary fable championing the importance of family, friends and traditions while promoting the joys of nature, specifically, the wilder parts of the outdoors. Oldland's distinctive, simple and playful illustrations tell much of the tale on their own, with lots of visual humor in the lovable characters' facial expressions and their numerous asides throughout. The hilarious text and artwork make this book a terrific read-aloud. It would also work to launch a discussion about celebrations and traditions, or about problem-solving and compromising.
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      Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley/Little Blue House, a popular apparel company. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his family.

      Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley/Little Blue House, a popular apparel company. He lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his family.

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    Piano Recital, The Akiko Miyakoshi, Akiko Miyakoshi
    9781525302572 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: September 03, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 7 x 10.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      It's the day of Momo's first piano recital. As she nervously waits for her turn to play, she tells herself, “I'll be okay ... I'll be okay ...” Then she hears a voice nearby, also saying, “I'll be okay ... I'll be okay ...” It's a mouseling! And the little mouse is nervous about her first performance, too. The mouseling invites Momo through a small door backstage, where Momo is amazed to find a miniature theater filled with an audience of finely dressed mice there to watch singers, dancers and circus performers! When it's the mouseling's turn, Momo agrees to accompany her on piano. The mouse audience is so appreciative! But then, as she rises to take her bow, Momo is surprised to discover --- it isn't a mouse audience at all! Here's another magical, dreamlike picture book from Akiko Miyakoshi, the multi-award-winning and internationally bestselling author-illustrator. The imaginative narrative is woven around the common childhood experience of anxiety, felt by performers but also by every child who faces a new life challenge. Momo serves as a wonderful example to children, using the power of her imagination to understand and work through her feelings. Even the youngest readers will be able to follow this story through the beautiful and fantastically detailed illustrations, which perfectly capture Momo's emotions as she transitions from the real to the imagined and back again.
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      Akiko Miyakoshi was born in Saitama, on the island of Honshu in Japan. She began creating picture books while studying visual communication design at Musashino Art University. Her first picture book, The Storm, won the Nissan Children's Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix.

      Akiko Miyakoshi was born in Saitama, on the island of Honshu in Japan. She began creating picture books while studying visual communication design at Musashino Art University. Her first picture book, The Storm, won the Nissan Children's Storybook and Picture Book Grand Prix.

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    One Is a Lot (Except When It's Not) Muon Thi Van, Pierre Pratt Canada
    9781525300134 Hardcover JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2 On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $18.99 CAD 9 x 10.5 in | 32 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      2 is a little. 0 is nothing. 1 is not enough. Well, sometimes ... 1 sun is a lot. 1 dog is a lot. 2 can even be too much. And when it comes to rain clouds, 0 is perfect. It's curious, but true. It all depends on what you're counting! Bestselling and critically acclaimed author Mu?n Th? Van offers an innovative and thought-provoking look at the question, How many is enough? Simple page by simple page, young readers are shown examples of how, when counting things, the smallest numbers --- 0, 1 and 2 --- can mean a little, a lot or just the right amount. With its playful spirit and lyrical text, this unique, philosophical picture book promotes critical thinking, observation and discussion, even among the youngest children, and introduces a new way to appreciate numbers. Full of energy and humor, Pierre Pratt's illustrations tell a story within the story that adds a separate narrative layer to the spare text.
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      Muon Thi Van is the critically-acclaimed author of In a Village by the Sea, which was a JLG selection and the winner of the 2016 Northern California Book Award for Best Picture Book. Her second book, The Little Tree, received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly. Muon lives in Northern California with her family.

      Pierre Pratt is an internationally acclaimed illustrator of over fifty books for children. Pierre's honors include three Governor General's Awards for Illustration and a prestigious Golden Apple Award. He divides his time between Lisbon, Portugal, and Montreal, Canada.

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    Game On in Ancient Greece Linda Bailey Canada, Bill Slavin Canada
    9781525302732 Hardcover JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $16.99 CAD 7 x 9 in | 56 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Josh, Emma and Libby Binkerton return to the Good Times Travel Agency --- but this time, with a plan to travel to the future, to the next Olympic Games. What could go wrong? Well, plenty! Like when the owner of the shop misunderstands and sends the children to the ancient Olympic Games instead --- in fifth-century BCE Greece! The Binkertons try to make the best of things. But after discovering some eye-opening facts about the ancient Games, causing a pile-up at the chariot races and having to run for their lives to escape the upset locals, the trio find themselves perilously close to disaster aboard a warship! Can the children finish reading the guidebook that will transport them back to the present before it's too late? Part of the award-winning graphic novel series from the beloved duo Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin, this exciting blend of fact and fiction makes learning about ancient Greece fun. There's a thrilling adventure story with a fast-paced narrative and humor-filled illustrations that keep the pages turning. And embedded on every page are sections of a guidebook that provide historical facts to flesh out what's happening in the story. Thoroughly researched and vetted by experts, the book encompasses important social studies themes: government, philosophy, social and community structure, customs and religion, food and drink, conflict and cooperation and much more. The back matter includes an index, further resources and additional information about ancient Greece.
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      Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including the Stanley series, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur and If Kids Ruled the World. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator of over 100 books. His works include the Stanley series, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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    Game On in Ancient Greece Linda Bailey Canada, Bill Slavin Canada
    9781771389884 Paperback JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 On Sale Date: October 01, 2019
    $12.99 CAD 7 x 9 in | 56 pages Carton Quantity: 1 Canadian Rights: Y Kids Can Press
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      Josh, Emma and Libby Binkerton return to the Good Times Travel Agency --- but this time, with a plan to travel to the future, to the next Olympic Games. What could go wrong? Well, plenty! Like when the owner of the shop misunderstands and sends the children to the ancient Olympic Games instead --- in fifth-century BCE Greece! The Binkertons try to make the best of things. But after discovering some eye-opening facts about the ancient Games, causing a pile-up at the chariot races and having to run for their lives to escape the upset locals, the trio find themselves perilously close to disaster aboard a warship! Can the children finish reading the guidebook that will transport them back to the present before it's too late? Part of the award-winning graphic novel series from the beloved duo Linda Bailey and Bill Slavin, this exciting blend of fact and fiction makes learning about ancient Greece fun. There's a thrilling adventure story with a fast-paced narrative and humor-filled illustrations that keep the pages turning. And embedded on every page are sections of a guidebook that provide historical facts to flesh out what's happening in the story. Thoroughly researched and vetted by experts, the book encompasses important social studies themes: government, philosophy, social and community structure, customs and religion, food and drink, conflict and cooperation and much more. The back matter includes an index, further resources and additional information about ancient Greece.
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      Linda Bailey is an award-winning author of many books for children, including the Stanley series, If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur and If Kids Ruled the World. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

      Bill Slavin is an award-winning children's book illustrator of over 100 books. His works include the Stanley series, Drumheller Dinosaur Dance and The Farm Team. He lives in Millbrook, Ontario.

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