Jonathan Bean - Big Snow

How many times have you stared out the window, waiting impatiently for a Big Snow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $16.99)? David’s mom tries to rein in his excitement about the upcoming snowstorm by getting him to help clean the house.  Unfortunately for her, David’s imagination and steadfast desire make her job a little harder than expected.  Jonathan Bean’s warm watercolors frame a charming story of childhood and make you yearn for the colder months ahead.  Ages 3-6. KLP
Big Snow By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jonathan Bean, Jonathan Bean (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374306960
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 24th, 2013

Flight 1-2-3 - Maria van Lieshout

Flight 1-2-3 (Chronicle, $14.99) takes us to an airport filled with numbers and signs. Maria Van Lieshout utilizes a modern art-deco style to help young children navigate the entire airport experience, from arriving in a taxi to check-in, security, and the exciting ascent into the air. The bold and minimal use of colors reflects the style of typical airport signs; the book is even typeset in Frutiger, which was commissioned and designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1968 for the Charles de Gaulle International Airport and is now used on airport signage all over the world. As well as helping children learn to count, this charming board book is also an excellent guide for young first-time fliers. Ages 2-5. KLP

Flight 1-2-3 By Maria van Lieshout Cover Image
ISBN: 9781452116624
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - March 12th, 2013

Glasswings: A Butterfly's Story - Elisa Kleven

Claire the butterfly has Glasswings (Dial, $16.99). Wherever she flies, be it up in the blue sky, down in the green grass, or mingling and feeding amongst the flowers, Claire takes on the colors and sights of her surroundings. One day, Claire is caught up in a gust of wind and transported to a city where she looks as grey as the sidewalks. She is scared that no one will ever notice her, but luckily she finds friends who lead her to a small Eden where she can thrive. From then on, Claire helps the other insects keep their garden home healthy and strong. Author/illustrator Elisa Kleven’s signature bright collages showcase the beauty of glasswing butterflies and the world in which they live. Ages 3-6. KLP

Glasswings: A Butterfly’s Story By Elisa Kleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803737426
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Dial Books - April 18th, 2013