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By Holly Thompson, Jen Betton. 2018
A lyrical exploration of the transition between day and night and of the animals who thrive during this special time.… As day slips softly into night, sharp eyes catch glimpses of the special creatures who are active at dusk. Lyrical text and lush art capture the richness and life of this magical time in a sumptuous picture book that will inspire budding naturalists and anyone who has ever chased a lightning bug at twilight. An author’s note about twilight is included.
By Salley Mavor. 2010
This hand-picked collection of classic nursery rhymes, all delicately and painstakingly illustrated by Salley Mavor, who is reknown for her… incredibly detailed fabric and cloth scenes. It took Mavor ten years to develop her own fabric relief technique to a level where she felt comfortable even considering illustrating a book. Now, Mavor embroiders and sews illustrations, each scene taking nearly a month to complete. In this book, Mavor renders a new and visionary nursery rhyme world with precision and intricacy for many a generation to treasure for years and years to come.
By Dianne Moritz. 2016
By Kate Hosford. 2019
Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming… or flying!Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse their songs while dreaming; ducks and dolphins sleep with one half of their brains at a time; and, frigate birds sleep while flying? A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals is a book of poetry with a scientific-and child-friendly-underpinning. With a poem for every animal, followed by a paragraph explaining the fascinating science behind how that animal sleeps, this artfully compiled book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Designed with the look of a classic storybook/collection, with special effects on the cover, the book makes the perfect gift for young children!
By Colin Meloy. 2020
A silly and sublime bedtime book from the New York Times bestselling children's book author Colin Meloy.Giggle your way to… sweet and silly dreams! A simple goodnight routine turns marvelously madcap in this cleverly rhymed picture book. Instead of settling down to sleep, Dad bakes bread, Mom fixes the roof, and Grandma plays cards with a ghost. And between the dog, the cat, Sister, and Brother, there's at least three different wars being waged! A modern classic perfect for read-aloud fun and bedtime alike.• A wildly fun read-aloud book for families• A laugh-out-loud book perfect for any child who struggles with getting ready for bed• Written by the lead singer of the Decemberists, the silly and clever rhymes make Everyone's Awake fun for both parent and child.Fans of Goodnight Already and Dinosaur vs. Bedtime will find Everyone's Awake to be a perfect path to a good night's sleep.• Children's books for kids ages 5-8• Family read-aloud books• Books for bedtimeColin Meloy is the lead singer and songwriter of The Decemberists, and the author of several children's books, including the New York Times bestselling Wildwood series. He lives in Portland, Oregon.Shawn Harris is an artist and musician who lives in Northern California. He is the illustrator of several award-winning children's books including Her Right Foot and What Can a Citizen Do?