Video courtesy of RandomBooks: “Dr. Seuss’s well-known and well-loved The Lorax is as timely now as it was when it was first published in 1971—perhaps even more so. This bestselling ecological warning is now available in an elaborate pop-up book, published in conjunction with the release of The Lorax feature film on March 2, 2012—Ted Geisel’s birthday.
David Carter has transformed Seuss’s powerful message and has brought to life the Lorax, the Bar-ba-loots, the Truffula Tree Tufts—and more—in eight dynamic pop-up spreads.”
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Every single book on this list is purely entertaining, each in their own special way. Like all good picture books, the illustrations are winning. As per usual, we’ve shared our hand selected list of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books, as listed by The New York Times.
This month we’re featuring a decidedly fantastical themed list of popular kids stories perfect for ages 8-12. Star Wars fans will be stoked to read Jeffrey Brown’s Goodnight Darth Vader (an all ages funny read) and Tom Angleberger’s latest Origami Yoda book.
Co-written with Chelsie Hill from Sundance Channel’s reality TV show Push Girls, Jessica Love’s debut novel PUSH GIRL published on June 3, 2014 from St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books. IN REAL LIFE, a story about online friendship and love, comes out in 2015.
The Lately Lily books and activity sets, bought together or separately, are beautifully designed items that not only tell an interesting story about travel and adventure, but also encourage children to be storytellers and chroniclers themselves.
This enchanting romp through the Italian countryside will have any girl, or girl at heart, melting with jealousy. Cute Italian boys and breathtakingly described scenery will make readers want to grab their passports.
Budding aviators will enjoy reading about the many different ways pilots can choose to fly a plane. Apprehensive children (and adults) will benefit from Tango’s message: If you’re willing to spread your wings and soar, you’ll come out the other side strong, proud and happy.
This unique and charming alphabet book uses rhymes and fact snippets to introduce Chinese words to a pre-schooler. The words are written in Pinyin, a sound system using Roman letters to write Chinese sounds. Words introduced are significant in Chinese culture, but relatable in any culture.