Lucky Ducky by Doreen Mulryan, is a brightly illustrated picture book about appreciation. Ducky feels he is an unlucky duck. He wants to change that to become a “Lucky Ducky”-- so he sets out in search of a four-leaf clover. Along his search, he is distracted by each of his friends, at different times, inviting him to join them in fun. Eventually he ends his search for his four leaf clover as he begins to realize, he is lucky already, because he has friends. In fact, this makes him “the luckiest ducky of all”!
This is a fun, cute read for children because it re-enforces the importance of appreciating themselves and their friends, without wanting anything more!
Sales Representative, Sajidah Darr
4th of July is almost here, and we want to help you have a safe and fun holiday. So we have compiled some kid friendly activities to enjoy this holiday with a bang!
We hope you enjoy this holiday with friends and family. Share the love and spread the joy on this Independence Day. Happy Fourth of July!
The One-stop Story Shop
by Tracey Corderoy, Illustrated by Tony Neal
A fabulously engaging, unpredictable picture book taking a twist on a tried and true combination- the knight and dragon. A brave knight heads out looking for his adversary, the dragon, for a wonderful battle. However, sadly he discovers the dragon has gone on a 2 week vacation. A neighbor suggests a nearby 'story shop' may have a dragon for battle, but to his dismay the shop is out of dragons. Perhaps a 'ferret' will do? The knight is skeptical, but the shopkeeper describes various adventures with the ferret— space, a western and an underwater adventure. As the scenarios unfold, the knight and dragon go from being opponents to partners against the evils of the universe forming an unlikely friendship. Wonderful illustrations and engaging text entertain children and adults alike. A magical, thought provoking winner for story time!
Sales Representative, Joan Schimmels
Summertime means beautiful weather to sit outside and enjoy a good book, so grab a high-interest graphic novel. If you are new to graphic novels, check out these fascinating facts courtesy of Scholastic, highlighting the benefits of graphic novels you may not have known before:
Did you know, Barbie is still the world's #1 fashion doll since she was released in 1959? And now 60 years later, she is making her debut in a graphic novel series! These fun stories are sure to be a perennial favorite!
Summer is full of surprises and adventures, so take an adventure with graphic novels. Check out Penworthy’s Graphic Novel Collection with over 100 high-interest titles for boys and girls!
If you are a fan of The Wonkey Donkey, you will be sure to enjoy Willbee the Bumblebee, a soft-toned, rhythmical picture book about a bumblebee whose task is to pollinate the garden. While he is working on the job, he loses his black and yellow jersey and without it, he cannot work. But, with the help of a friendly butterfly, Willbee the Bumblebee is woven a new jersey and is able to continue to do his job.
This fun picture book is perfect for the warm weather, and does a fantastic job of emphasizing friendship and servitude. This title will be sure to keep you and the little ones in your library buzzing!
Sales Representative, Kanisha Hines
The Women's World Cup begins on this Friday, June 7th and everyone is excited about it! This tournament is the most anticipated Women's World Cup in history since the first tournament in July of 1970. Over 750,000 tickets have been sold and the expected attendance is over a million. Some teams to look out for include the U.S., France, and England. If you are looking for how to watch the World Cup, we found this website for game times and where to tune-in.
To help get kids excited and informed about the sport of soccer and the Women's World Cup, we have added an entire Women's World Cup Collection on our website and it is full of books like our new title Soccer Showdown, a graphic novel released in 2019 that is sure to "score" an awesome read!
Me and My Grandpa is perfect for Father's Day and can be brought out again in October for Grandparent's Day. This charming, rhyming picture book is about a small bear and his grandfather. They spend the day together and we follow them as they walk through the forest, get dirty, take a swim, make friends and takes us all the way to bed time. This is a great book for story hour as each page spread has rhyming text, large font, and soft illustrations on beautiful glossy pages. It is a wonderful little day in their life and emphasizes the importance of making memories with your love one. It also has a companion book available called Me and My Grandma! Enjoy this small press release from Tiger Tales with the little ones at your library!
Sales Representative, Cindy Feltes
With Summer Reading quickly approaching, we have provided a list of awesome resources you can use to make for a summer that is out-of-this-world!!!
This story, The Tide, is about the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather. They love spending time together at the beach having picnics, building sand castles and searching for sea shells. Grandpa sometimes has memory problems and through that, the young girl learns patience by reflecting on her own forgetfulness, like tying her shoes or where she buried her polar bear toy.
I enjoyed this book because of the love that they share for each other and the understanding of what Grandpa goes through. It teaches us to be patient and kind to our family members and friends that experience memory loss in their twilight years.
Sales Representative, Jim Huebner
This summer launches "A Universe of Stories" reading program and what better way to celebrate than to host your own Space Training Camp for kids to feel like they really are about to launch into space! 🚀
We came up with some ideas that we thought might be useful to help you get started:
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