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Children Paperback Picture Books

You Are Special

You Are Special

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You Are Special tells the story of Punchinello, the wooden Wemmick. The inhabitants of Wemmicksville spend their days placing stickers on each other. Golden star stickers are put on the talented, smart, and attractive Wemmicks. Gray dot stickers are for those who make mistakes and don't stand out. Punchinello, despite his best efforts to get stars from the other Wemmicks, is covered in gray dots and begins to believe he'll never be worth anything. Then one day he visits Eli the woodcarver, his creator, and everything changes.

Max Lucado's beautiful story reminds us that we are precious to God just the way we are. Parents and children alike will enjoy this touching portrayal of an eternal truth. This bestseller has sold millions of copies and is now available as a special paperback gift edition and includes captivating illustrations by Sergio Martinez.

You Be Me I'll Be You

You Be Me I'll Be You

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Anna explores the questions and yearnings she has about her identity by switching skin colors with her white father. The result is joyous and inspiring!
You Can Be a Soccer Player Barbie

You Can Be a Soccer Player Barbie

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Barbie(TM) can be a soccer player in this Step 2 Step into Reading leveled reader--with stickers!

It's time for the big championship soccer game, and Barbie's friend Raquelle thinks she can win the game all by herself. Can Barbie convince Raquelle that it takes more than one person to make a team? Children ages 4 to 6 will love this Step 2 Deluxe Step into Reading leveled reader about Barbie(TM) and her friends as they learn what it takes to be a team soccer player. Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. For children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

Since 1959, Barbie has shown girls that they can live their dreams. From an astronaut to a chef to the president, she knows that girls can do anything!

You Can Be Kind Pout-Pout Fish

You Can Be Kind Pout-Pout Fish

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You Can Be Kind, Pout-Pout Fish! is a Level 1 Beginning Reader about learning to be kind featuring the star of Deborah Diesen's New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series--with illustrations by Dan Hanna.

Mr. Fish's friends are all about to pout, and soon the whole class is in a bad mood. What can Mr. Fish do to turn the day around? All it takes is a simple act of kindness!

Turn little pouts into big smiles with this new series perfect for beginning readers.

You Can Do It Pout-Pout Fish

You Can Do It Pout-Pout Fish

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Writer Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna present a Level 1 Beginning Reader paperback about confidence featuring the star of the New York Times--bestselling series in You Can Do It, Pout-Pout Fish!

Mr. Fish has a fun idea! He is going to make a painting for his friends at school, and he does not need any help. He can do this on his own! But when his plan doesn't work, he may end up needing his friends after all. Turn little pouts into big smiles with this series of books perfect for young readers.

You Can Do It Top Wing

You Can Do It Top Wing

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This all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader features Nickelodeon's Top Wing--and over 30 stickers!

Penny and Rod are ready for the Big Swirl skateboarding contest--but can Brody make his big jump when the pressure is on? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 can find out in this all-new Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader starring the characters from Nickelodeon's Top Wing--and including over 30 stickers! Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story. For children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading.

You Can Make a Friend Pout-Pout Fish

You Can Make a Friend Pout-Pout Fish

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The Pout-Pout Fish is feeling down in the dumps--he does not have a friend at school to play with. But how does he make a friend? Will it be hard to do? With the help of some undersea creatures, Mr. Fish realizes that maybe making friends isn't so scary. Turn little pouts into big smiles with this Beginning Reader, featuring the characters and settings you love from Deborah Diesen and Dan Hanna's New York Times-bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series.
You Can Read Pout-Pout Fish

You Can Read Pout-Pout Fish

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You Can Read, Pout-Pout Fish! is a Level 1 Beginning Reader about learning to read featuring the star of Deborah Diesen's New York Times bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series--with illustrations by Dan Hanna.

Pout-Pout Fish is learning to read! With his teacher's help, he meets some letters, some words, and some books. Reading is fun--that is, until he meets a really big word...

Turn little pouts into big smiles with this new series perfect for beginning readers.

You Cant Bring a Sandwich to the Moon and Other Stories about Space

You Cant Bring a Sandwich to the Moon and Other Stories about Space

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Discover the thrilling side of the history of the space race in this fact-tastic, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the secrets of American History!

Did you know that you can't bring a sandwich on a spaceship? Or that a group of people who had lost their hearing played an important role in the race to send astronauts to the moon? Find out about those true stories and more in this book about the space race of the 1950s and 1960s.

Secrets of American History is an action-packed nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read series that lets beginning readers in on a little secret: history is full of surprises! Want to know what invisible ink has to do with the American Revolution? Or why shark repellant and inflatable army tanks were used in World War II? Find out in this fact-filled series of fascinating true tales, wild adventures, and spy missions, and discover the secret side of American history!

You Got a Rock Charlie Brown

You Got a Rock Charlie Brown

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Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they go trick-or-treating in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

It's Halloween and that means one thing...it's time for Charlie Brown and his friends to go trick-or-treating! Pigpen gets a chocolate bar. Schroeder gets a quarter. While all of Charlie Brown's friends are getting treats, he gets...a rock! Good grief--what a trick!

(c) 2015 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

You Read to Me Ill Read to You Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together

You Read to Me Ill Read to You Very Short Mother Goose Tales to Read Together

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Join the fun as familiar Mother Goose characters take starring roles in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series YOU READ TO ME, I'LL READ TO YOU. Designed with budding readers in mind, each of the tales is set in three columns with color-coded type as a script for two voices to read separately and together. These tales with a twist will delight and amuse young readers!
You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You

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Do you like your mind all jumpy?
Do you like your skin all bumpy?
If you do, then take a look
At the stories in this book!

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley's award-winning picture book featuring scary stories is now available in an affordable paperback edition - just in time for Halloween! With clear, color-coded type and clever illustrations, this fourth You Read to Me, I'll Read to You book uses traditional teaching techniques to invite young children to read along with the text.

With special appeal to School & Library Markets, this new edition is the second paperback in the series, the first of which was a New York Times bestseller.

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together

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From New York Times best-selling author and Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman comes a new collection of fresh read-aloud takes on eight favorite fairy tales, including The Three Bears, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Designed with emerging readers in mind, each of the tales is told in short rhyming dialogues--with each character's lines indicated by a different color-to be used as a script for two voices to read separately and together. Using traditional reading teaching techniques like alliteration, rhyme, repetition, and short sentences), the text invites young children to read along, while Michael Emberley's lively illustrations enhance the stories' humor and high spirits.

Goldilocks, the Little Red Hen, the Three Little Pigs, and many more beloved characters star in these tales-with-a-twist that are perfect for early and reluctant readers, readers' theater, and bedtime fun.

A 2005 Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teacher of English. Also chosen as a 2004 Gryphon Award Honor Book by the Center for Children's Books.

You See a Circus I See

You See a Circus I See

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A young acrobat shows his friends around the big top, but all is not as it seems. His uncle, the strongman, always manages to lose their wrestling matches. The scary-looking tattooed man is a regular Joe who likes to pull funny practical jokes. And the daring trapeze artists make their son do homework just like everyday parents! Lively watercolors capture the excitement of the circus and the coziness of home.
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Civil War Soldier

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What are your chances of surviving America's bloodiest war?

This interactive series will enthrall young and reluctant readers (Ages 8-12) by making them part of the story, inviting them to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. It's 1861. War has broken out between the United States and the Confederate States of America, and you have answered President Lincoln's call for volunteers to fight for the Union. This new extended edition includes a Civil War timeline, details of major battles, and fascinating information on the role of women in the Civil War.
Young Cam Jansen 15 and the 100th Day of School

Young Cam Jansen 15 and the 100th Day of School

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Cam Jansen and her best friend, Eric, are excited about their class's 100th day of school party! To celebrate, they're having snacks that start with the letter P: pretzels, popcorn, pineapple juice, and everybody's favorite, pizza. But when the pizza disappears from the kitchen, it's up to Cam and her photographic memory to click and solve this delicious mystery!
Young Cam Jansen and the Goldfish Mystery

Young Cam Jansen and the Goldfish Mystery

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Cam, her best friend, Eric, and her aunt Molly win two goldfish at the local fair. When the goldfish go missing, Cam must use her amazing photographic memory to solve the mystery.
Young Cam Jansen and the Knock Knock Mystery

Young Cam Jansen and the Knock Knock Mystery

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Cam, her best friend Eric, and Eric's mom are spending the day with Eric's grandparents. But Grandpa and Grandma seem too tired to visit. Every so often, a knock at the door wakes them up. But when they go to answer, no one is there. Is a Knock, Knock Ghost on the loose? It's up to Cam to solve the mystery!

Garden State Children's Book Award 2017 Nominee.