When Little Ghost flies into the night, she’s ready to scare the first person she sees. But when she opens her mouth, all that comes out is a puff of air—she’s lost her boo! While she searches high and low for it, some nighttime friends offer up their own similar sounds, but they’re not quiteContinue reading “The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! by Elaine Bickell and Raymond McGrath”
When midnight hits, long after you’re supposed to be snug in your bed, the squids come out to play. They slink out of the ocean and head straight for … your window! And if they get inside? Watch out because they’ll leave their inky art on every surface.
Freda always listens when the other townsfolk tell her what to do. Yet that doesn’t stop her from setting off on her own adventures, and one day she discovers an injured blue beetle. After taking him home and naming him Ernest, he soon thrives and grows huge—as does his appetite. When a prized ewe goesContinue reading “Freda and the Blue Beetle by Sophie Gilmore”
Bear is more than happy to help his friends put on a show—so long as he gets to work behind the scenes! Need hats? Or a curtain? Or shiny tickets? Bear has it covered. However, when the audience takes their seats, Bear’s woodland pals can’t help but feel like they’ve forgotten a very important pieceContinue reading “The Bear Must Go On by Dev Petty and Brandon Todd”
When Wolf looks in the mirror, he thinks he looks bad. And when he thinks looks bad, he feels bad. And when he feels bad … well, bad things happen. And frankly, he’s tired of being bad. But after a chat with other members of the animal kingdom, Wolf soon realizes that maybe he doesn’tContinue reading “Born Bad by C.K. Smouha and Stephen Smith”
After Terrance, a turtle, is born without a shell, his parents improvise by dressing him in a cardboard box. It’s the perfect substitute—it keeps him out of the rain, gives him a place to hide, and it’s even big enough to invite a friend over. However, when another turtle calls his box weird, Terrance setsContinue reading “The Box Turtle by Vanessa Roeder”
Reggie loves living above a convenience store because it means he doesn’t have to go far to buy candy. And whenever he heads downstairs, he gives the knot on the clothesline a yank because he loves the noise. However, one day he pulls too hard and—one thing leads to another—he ends up in the middleContinue reading “The Clothesline by Orbie”
Long before Humpty Dumpty sat on a while, he lived near one. Tall and impressive, it held everyone in place. And in a world run by an oppressive King, it’s no wonder the egg wanted to see what was on the other side.
While all the other trees on the tree farm are excited to be purchased for Christmas, one gnarled and grumpy tree is relieved to be left behind. The tree doesn’t like lights. Doesn’t like decorations. Most certainly doesn’t like people. But as time passes, and a neighborhood sprouts up around the old farm, some childrenContinue reading “The Halloween Tree by Susan Montanari and illustrated by Teresa Martinez”
The narrator’s cat looks just like their dad. They even enjoy the same things, like naps and boxes! The narrator looks more like their mom— and they both love dancing. But really, a family is a family no matter how it might look.