Owlkids Books Spring 2015 Frontlist

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    Wild Ideas Let Nature Inspire Your Thinking Hardcover Elin Kelsey 9781771470629 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 Apr 15, 2015
    From the creators of You Are Stardust comes a new informational picture book that brings the big ideas of their first book down to earth. Wild Ideas looks deep into the forests, skies and oceans to explore how animals solve problems. Whether it’s weaving a safe place to rest and reflect, blowing a fine net of bubbles to trap fish, or leaping boldly into a new situation, the animals featured (including the orangutan, humpback whale and gibbon) can teach us a lot about creative problem solving tools and strategies. Like You Are Stardust, this b... + Read More
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    LOOK! Board book Édouard Manceau 9781771471022 $19.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2015
    This oversized board book is an invitation to play: when the book is opened, a die-cut in the middle of the book frames the world around the reader, allowing him or her to compare what they see on the page with what they see through the die-cut. Each spread presents something new to look for: numbers, letters, colors, textures, sizes, shapes and more are showcased on each individual spread. LOOK! is a book kids will want to pick up, open, touch, look through and play with. In the same vein as Windblown, The Race and Hatch, Little Egg, LOO... + Read More
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    A Ticket Around the World Hardcover Natalia Diaz 9781771470513 $17.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Mar 15, 2015
    Join a young boy as he hops around the globe, visiting friends in 13 different countries spanning all 6 populated continents. Along the way, he introduces us to each friend’s environment and customs, and shares interesting facts about each country’s culture, language, food, geography, wildlife, landmarks and more. Each country has a dedicated spread with a small map that shows geography and landmarks, letting readers imagine they are traveling, too. The format makes it easy to spot similarities and differences between countries. This informa... + Read More
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    And What If I Won't? Hardcover Maureen Fergus 9781771470650 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 4 - 7 Mar 15, 2015
    When Benny’s mother asks him to put his dirty plate in the sink, he responds by asking: “What would you do if I said no?” Her answer is predictable, but not enough for Benny, whose “what if?” line of questioning continues as he dreams up increasingly naughty behavior: What if he threw his plate at the wall? What if he jumped on the couch in muddy rain boots? What if he tore pages out of library books? Playing on their shared sense of humor and imagination, and showing more than a little bit of indulgence, his mother’s answers become equally ou... + Read More
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    Wandering Whale Sharks Hardcover Susumu Shingu 9781771471305 $18.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 4 - 8 Mar 15, 2015
    Meet the world’s largest living fish: the whale shark. With a back like a mountain range and a body that creates an enormous, looming shadow in the ocean below him, the whale shark is an exceptionally gentle giant — and yet it is relatively unknown. This informational picture book introduces readers to these stunning creatures in spare, poetic text. It’s a lyrical meditation that gives a sense of the whale shark’s slow, grand journey through the Earth’s oceans while creating an opportunity for inquiry and awe. Deep blue sketch illustrations ... + Read More
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    Prickly Jenny Hardcover Sibylle Delacroix 9781771471299 $16.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2015
    Jenny is a gentle bundle of contradictions. She wants to be left alone, but she cries when her mom goes away. She wants to wear her old T-shirt instead of her new dress, and that’s that. If you catch her smiling, she’ll go back to grumbling. Jenny wants things her way, but she’s not always sure what her way is. It might seem like she’s being difficult, but she can’t help it — it’s just how she feels. This delightful small-format picture book is a portrait of a character who, despite her grumbling and frustrations, just wants to be loved.... + Read More
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    See You Next Year Hardcover Andrew Larsen 9781926973999 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Mar 15, 2015
    Every summer, a girl’s family drives down the same roads, passes through the same towns, and spends a week at the same beachside motel. Year after year, everything is comfortingly predictable: the families they see, the rhythm of the days, the stars, the bonfires, and even the pattern the tractor makes as it rakes the sand on their beach. But this year, something is different: the girl, our narrator, meets a new friend who shows her how to dive under the waves and spot satellites in the night sky. When it’s time to go, she’s sad to part ways... + Read More
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    The Potato King Hardcover Christoph Niemann 9781771471398 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2015
    Once upon a time there was a Prussian King, Frederick, also known as Fritz, who saw potential in the lowly potato — a newly introduced crop from South America — and decided to plant it for his people. However, it quickly became clear that his subjects didn’t like being told what to eat. Determined to see the potato thrive, Fritz cleverly used reverse psychology to pique his people’s curiosity and make the crop popular, and the potato has flourished ever since. his people’s curiosity and make the crop popular, and the potato has flourished ever... + Read More
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    The Candy Conspiracy A Tale of Sweet Victory Hardcover Carrie Snyder 9781771470506 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2015
    In Candyville, the Juicy Jelly Worm rules over a land where lollipop trees grow beside rivers of root beer and powdered sugar falls like snow. Every day, he devours his candy throne, jujube crown and cupcake castle. Day in and day out, the children of Candyville must make new ones — never getting so much as a nibble of nougat for themselves. Finally, one child comes up with an idea to outsmart the self-centered tyrant. The children plant a secret garden, hoping the fruits of their labor, which include sugar snap peas, candy cane beets, swee... + Read More
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    Robot SMASH! Hardcover Stephen W. Martin 9781771470674 $17.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2015
    Here’s a book about a robot who likes to ... SMASH! He’ll smash the usual things, like flowers and soda cans, but that’s just the beginning. This smash-happy guy crushes everything from pirates, ninjas and zombies to Brussels sprouts and all-talk radio. Whatever it is, he’ll gleefully SMASH it to smithereens. One day, he finally meets something he doesn’t feel like smashing: a stylish, super-smashing girl-robot four times his size with sledgehammer hands as big as garbage trucks. Instantly, he’s smitten. But while he’s deep in daydreams... + Read More
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    Magic Little Words Hardcover Angèle Delaunois 9781771471060 $16.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Apr 15, 2015
    Thank you. Sorry. Goodbye. I love you. These basic words and phrases are among the early ones we learn, but they also represent big concepts whose larger meanings can be difficult to grasp. Magic Little Words tackles the challenge, presenting one “little word” on each spread alongside a lyrical line that expresses its meaning: for instance, “please” is a magic key that opens most doors, and “I love you” is the most beautiful song for two. Collages of paper scraps and varied materials like lace work with pencil and crayon shading to provide dept... + Read More
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    Rosie and Rolland in the Legendary Show-and-Tell Hardcover Jon Berg 9781771470582 $18.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 5 - 8 Apr 15, 2015
    When Rosie is finally picked for show-and-tell at school, she worries she has nothing special to share — until she and her canine companion, Rolland, discover a strange map. They follow it from its starting point in her adventurer grandfather’s study through to a mysterious jungle kingdom, where a secret pyramid houses a monkey king. In his hands is the perfect item to bring to show-and-tell, if Rosie can defend it from bully Freddy Jones. This classically told adventure story is full of peril, excitement, twists and turns. It ends on a hear... + Read More
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    The Book of Languages Talk Your Way around the World Hardcover Mick Webb 9781771471558 $17.95 JUVENILE NONFICTION Age (years) from 8 - 12 Apr 15, 2015
    We use language all day, every day – probably without thinking much about it. But if you stop and consider it, language is not only extremely important, it’s fascinating, too! Use of language is one of the key things distinguishing humans from other animals, and nearly 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. Without it, we’d be hard pressed to communicate, express ourselves, or understand others. The Book of Languages begins with an introduction to why language is important, how it originated and how it changes. From there, the b... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Thar She Blows Hardcover J. Torres 9781771471664 $14.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet love going on adventures together. Today, they've traded in their playhouse for a pirate ship. But — shiver me timbers — they are suddenly hit by something under water! Is it a shark? Is it a squid? Worse: it's a sh...uid! Can the pirates find anything in their treasure chest to save them from this fearsome creature? Join Chirp and his crew as they strike out for an adventure on the high seas. The Chirp books invite readers into a world of imagination where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to ... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Thar She Blows Paperback J. Torres 9781771471329 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Each book is based on an episode of the new Kids’ CBC television show and invites readers into a world of adventure where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to solve problems, using everyday objects and their limitless imaginations. Using familiar characters and engaging situations, the Chirp books are designed to encourage learning through imaginative play and will open up the world to preschoolers, one awesome adventure at a time.Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet are pretending to be pirates at sea when they are suddenly attacked by a fearsome sea... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: To the Peak Hardcover J. Torres 9781771471671 $14.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet love going on adventures together. Today, they've traded in their playhouse for the peak of Mount Everest! These expert climbers are set to conquer the tallest mountain in the world (even Squawk, who's afraid of heights). But they aren't prepared when the mountain starts to rumble. It's... an AVALANCHE! Can the brave mountaineers find anything in their climber's kit to get them to safety? Join Chirp and his crew as they scale the giant peaks in search of snowy fun. The Chirp books invite readers into... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: To the Peak Paperback J. Torres 9781771471336 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Each book is based on an episode of the new Kids’ CBC television show and invites readers into a world of adventure where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to solve problems, using everyday objects and their limitless imaginations. Using familiar characters and engaging situations, the Chirp books are designed to encourage learning through imaginative play and will open up the world to preschoolers, one awesome adventure at a time.When an avalanche hits, Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet improvise a sled from matchsticks.
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Knights of the Awesome Castle Hardcover J. Torres 9781771471688 $14.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Three brave knights to the rescue! Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet love going on adventures together. Today, they've traded in their playhouse for a castle — a castle they defend from a fire-breathing creature! How will the brave knights in shining armor outsmart the dreaded beast? To find out, join Sir Chirp, Sir Tweet, and Sir Squawk in a heroic adventure, complete with knights, castles, and...a sheep dragon? The Chirp books invite readers into a world of imagination where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to solve problems,... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Knights of the Awesome Castle Paperback J. Torres 9781771471343 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Each book is based on an episode of the new Kids’ CBC television show and invites readers into a world of adventure where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to solve problems, using everyday objects and their limitless imaginations. Using familiar characters and engaging situations, the Chirp books are designed to encourage learning through imaginative play and will open up the world to preschoolers, one awesome adventure at a time.Attacked by a dragon-like creature, Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet use rubber bands to fix their catapult and tie up... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Astro-Birds Hardcover J. Torres 9781771471695 $14.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Chirp and his friends Squawk and Tweet love going on adventures together. Today, they've traded in their playhouse for a spaceship... which they've accidentally flown into the middle of an asteroid field! CRASH! When an asteroid hits their ship, astronauts Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet must find a way to patch up the damage before they are sucked into outer space. Join these brave explorers as they boldly go into the deepest, darkest depths of space. The Chirp books invite readers into a world of imagination where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work ... + Read More
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    Series: Chirp Chirp: Astro-Birds Paperback J. Torres 9781771471350 $6.95 JUVENILE FICTION Age (years) from 3 - 7 Jun 15, 2015
    Each book is based on an episode of the new Kids’ CBC television show and invites readers into a world of adventure where Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet work together to solve problems, using everyday objects and their limitless imaginations. Using familiar characters and engaging situations, the Chirp books are designed to encourage learning through imaginative play and will open up the world to preschoolers, one awesome adventure at a time.Chirp, Squawk, and Tweet are in outer space when their ship gets hit by an asteroid. Using modeling clay, they... + Read More

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