The Runaway Belly Button by John Flannery; illustrated by Mika Song In the charming and lighthearted picture book, The Runaway Belly Button, John Flannery and Mika Song bring to life the sweetly goofy Belly Button as she reminds you how nice it is to be sparkling clean. Grace loved to get dirty. But she was also … Continue reading Activity Kit: The Runaway Belly Button
This fall, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group invites you to embrace difference! From our favorite foods and activities to how our families look and the stories that we know, everyone is different. These differences, from the small and simple to the large and complicated are important. Check out some of our favorite books to start the … Continue reading Activity Kit: Embrace Difference, Make a Difference
A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson With clever, inventive art and universally relatable themes, A Little Space for Me by Jennifer Gray Olson is a heartwarming picture book about the importance of mindfulness, understanding, and finding a moment of peace within a big, busy world. Sometimes, when it’s too loud, too crowded, too messy, … Continue reading Activity Kit: A Little Space for Me
Con Quest by Sam Maggs Cat and Alex are excited to be at the world’s most popular comics convention—and they’re even more excited to compete in the Quest, a huge scavenger hunt run by their favorite nerdy celebrity. The big prize: a chance to meet him! The twins ditch their older sister Fi and set … Continue reading Activity Kit: Con Quest
Let’s Get Sleepy by Tony Cliff These cats are on an adventure to find that darn mouse named Sleepy. But Sleepy is a sneaky mouse—he’s hard to find. The cats will have to look everywhere: all over town, out by the beach, up in space, and even back in time with the dinosaurs! Can the … Continue reading Activity Kit: Let’s Get Sleepy
Randy knows he’s a beautiful horse—everyone says so. From his silky coat to his perfect smile to his very name, reserved only for the most special of creatures, Randy is beyond compare. This laugh-out-loud picture book plays with expectations and takes you inside a child’s imaginary world, through construction-paper mountains, popsicle-stick forests, and sandpaper deserts. … Continue reading Activity Kit: Randy, The Badly Drawn Horse
Looking for something fun to do with the young readers in your life? Check out the activity kits for these vibrant, funny, and clever picture books!
Stacy McAnulty’s fact and fun-filled Our Universe picture book series invites children to explore our solar system from the points-of-view of the celestial bodies that hang out among the stars. These charming and humorous “autobiographies” are beautifully illustrated by such artists as Stevie Lewis and David Litchfield.
With bright colorful art and easy-to-read text, writer/illustrator Emmy Kastner’s Nerdy Babies picture books encourage the youngest readers to explore the natural world around them from the depths of the ocean to the farthest reaches of space! Download a free activity kit with coloring pages and more fun activities that reinforce the science concepts from … Continue reading Activity Kits: Nerdy Babies
Explore the world of Philip C. Stead + Erin E. Stead through The Stead Collection activity kits! Philip C. Stead is the author of the 2011 Caldecott Medal book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee, as well as Bear Has a Story to Tell, an E.B. White Honor Book. Erin E. Stead is the illustrator … Continue reading Activity Kits: The Stead Collection