ONCE THERE WAS AN ITCH

IT WAS INSISTENT

THE ITCH WANTED SOMETHING

IT WANTED TO HEAR STORIES

SO I WROTE SOME

BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE AN ITCH

WELCOME TO BARBARAS WORLD

OUT NOW!

I AM HERE NOW:  a beautiful young adult novel in verse set in the 1960’s about one artist’s coming of age. It’s a heartbreaking, powerful and inspiring depiction of what it’s like to shatter your life―and piece it all back together.

You can’t trust Life to give you decent parents, or beautiful eyes, a fine French accent or an outstanding flair for fashion. No, Life does what it wants. It’s sneaky as a thief. Maisie’s first day of High school should be exciting, but all she wants is to escape. Her world is lonely and chaotic, with an abusive mother and a father who’s rarely there to help. So when Maisie, who finds refuge in her art, meets the spirited Rachel and her mother, a painter, she catches a glimpse of a very different world―one full of life, creativity, and love―and latches on. But as she discovers her strengths through Rachel’s family, Maisie, increasingly desperate, finds herself risking new friendships, and the very future she’s searching for

MISS BROOKS LOVES BOOKS! (and I don't)

With the help of Miss Brooks, Missy’s classmates all find books they love in the library—books about fairies and dogs and trains and cowboys. But Missy dismisses them all—“Too flowery, too furry, too clickety, too yippity.”

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Still, Miss Brooks remains undaunted. Book Week is here and Missy will find a book to love if they have to empty the entire library. What story will finally win over this beastly, er, discriminating child? William Steig’s Shrek!—the tale of a repulsive green ogre in search of a revolting bride—of course!

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley pay playful homage to the diverse tastes of child readers and the valiant librarians who are determined to put just the right book in each child’s hands.

PRISCILLA GORILLA

When a whole class goes gorilla, they learn the importance of balancing passion and creativity with cooperation in this charmer of a picture book from the New York Times bestselling duo, Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley.

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The day Priscilla gets a book about gorillas, she instantly becomes obsessed. She dances like them, eats like them, and wears her gorilla costume 24–7! There are so many things to love about gorillas, but what Priscilla loves best is how they seem to always get their way.

So when Mr. Todd tells all his students to dress up like their favorite animal, Priscilla’s choice is obvious. But dancing around and beating her chest when it’s not her turn sends Priscilla straight to the Thinking Corner. She is of course outraged—nobody tells a gorilla what to do!—and as her attitude spreads, soon the thinking corner is full of her classmates. Is Priscilla really channeling her inner gorilla, or is she just a troublemaker in ape’s clothing?

BOOTSIE BARKER BITES

Seeing bully Bootsie Barker get her comuppance is guaranteed to make young readers smile.

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It’s the worst when Bootsie Barker comes to my house. Bootsie’s the one who pulls my hair and tears my books. She hates Charlene, my pet salamander. She says that I’m a turtle and she’s a turtle-eating dinosaur.

Uh-oh, I think I hear a car pulling up. That’s her now! Eeek!

WALLACE'S LISTS

Wallace, a mouse, can do almost anything, as long as he has a list. Then he meets a new neighbor, Albert, who loves music and adventure, and Wallace discovers a wonderful world that he and his lists had not anticipated.

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Product details Listening Length 12 minutes Author Barbara Bottner, Gerald Kruglik Narrator Zach Braff Audible.com Release Date January 16, 2012 Publisher Weston Woods Studios Program Type Audiobook Version Unabridged Language English ASIN B006Y66L1Q Best Sellers Rank #426,951 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) #275 in Audiobooks on Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels for Children

 

AMY IS FAMOUS

There’s nothing Amy likes more than being famous. It’s so fun to sign autographs for her bear, pose for

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photos with her parents, and she loves getting gold stars in class. But when a new girl comes to school, suddenly she’s the superstar, and Amy is just super jealous.

It’s not until they spend time together that they discover something more meaningful than fame—friendship.

Themes of sharing the spotlight, overcoming jealousy, and finding great friends take center stage in Amy is Famous, a picture book from renowned children’s author Barbara Bottner.

WHERE'S MY TURTLE?

Help Archer find his missing turtle hiding in the pages of this picture book!

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How Many Times Have I Told You to Pick Up This Room? Archer’s pet turtle is missing! Mom is sure he’s somewhere in Archer’s messy bedroom…or the back yard… or somewhere in the house. Archer looks everywhere inside and out but can’t find his turtle until he learns to think like one! However, sharp-eyed young readers will easily find the missing pet hiding thoughout the messy pages of this book. Here is an imaginative and interactive story with the added bonus of showing

THE CRANKYPANTS TEA PARTY

The Day the Crayons Quit meets Winnie the Pooh in this hilarious

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 and tea-riffic illustrated picture book about stuffed animals who start bickering at their tea party.

It’s tea time at Clarissa’s house, but her guests are not in the mood for a party:

Elephant is upset about the ice cream Clarissa dropped on his head.

Rabbit is still damp from being left outside.

Pig has a rip that’s yet to be repaired.

Monkey is miffed over being put to bed when he wasn’t even tired.

Bear has been forgotten all week long.

And, the stuffies declare, Clarissa thinks she’s Queen of the Universe!

So instead of a tea party, Clarissa finds herself at a crankypants party! Can Clarissa and her stuffed animals make up before their tea gets cold, or will they continue to steep in their crankiness?

AN ANNOYING ABC

Imagine a preschool classroom with 25 cranky kids and one beleaguered teacher.

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It only takes one small annoying act from Adelaide to set off a chain reaction of bad behavior. Dexter is drooling, Flora is fuming, Jasper is jeering, Kirby is kicking . . . and before you know it, Stella is stumbling, Todd is tumbling, and Winthrop is weeping. Oh, oh, oh!

What will it take to turn this annoying day around? Readers will be amazed and amused to see what happens when Adelaide . . . apologizes.

Barbara Bottner and Michael Emberley follow up their bestselling Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I Don’t) with this outrageously funny alphabet book that shows that kindness can be contagious, too.

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