Apples and Butterflies

Apples and Butterflies is a gentle, lyrical poem about a family’s autumn vacation that shows Prince Edward Island in a light we don’t often see—the “bright blue and orange light” of fall. Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo’s rich and wild illustrations build a narrative with the text, depicting the family beachcombing, flying kites and picking apples.

Green Is A Chile Pepper

Children discover a world of colors all around them: red is spices and swirling skirts, yellow is masa, tortillas, and sweet corn cake. Many of the featured objects are Latino in origin, and all are universal in appeal. With rich, boisterous illustrations, a fun-to-read rhyming text, and an informative glossary, this playful concept book will reinforce the colors found in every child’s day.

Incinerator

After the bloody deaths of his parents, Finn Maguire is determined to make a fresh start, running a boxing gym but when loan sharks target his business partner and his lawyer vanishes with his money, Finn is dragged into London’s underworld again, with only his fists and wits to keep him alive.

Senor Pancho Had a Rancho

The barnyard animals on Old MacDonald’s and Senor Pancho’s farms have a hard time communicating. MacDonald’s rooster says cock-a-doodle-doo! While Senor Pancho’s gallo says quiquirquí. The English-speaking chick says peep, peep, but el pollito says pio, pio. Then the cow says moo and la vaca says mu! Maybe they’re not so different after all! So all the animals come together for a barnyard fiesta, because dancing is a universal language.

Cada Niño/Every Child

In “Cada Nino / Every Child, “acclaimed singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa presents eleven bilingual songs especially for children. Some are playful toe-tappers like “The Barnyard Dance / El Baile Vegetal” where all the peas and greens and cabbage and beans shimmy in the pale moonlight; some are ballads, telling stories about the Mexican Revolution; while some are lullabies, sweet and dreamy, or celebrations of a grandmother’s love. But all of the songs will teach children about the rich mixture of Latino and American culture and tradition that is spreading out from the border across the United States. Every song is presented in both Spanish and English. Lyrics, music and guitar chords will help kids, parents and teachers to sing and play these wonderful songs themselves. Tish Hinojosa grew up in San Antonio in a house full of music. Moving with equal grace through folk, country, pop and Hispanic idioms, Tish’s music is known for dissolving the boundaries between cultures, languages and musical genres. Her CD “Cado Nino /Every Child “garnered a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and an award from the National Association of Parenting Publications. Hinojosa’s music has been widely praised in the national press and she has appeared on “Austin City Limits, Good Morning America, ” and at the White House for former President and Mrs. Clinton. Tish lives in Austin, Texas. Lucia Angela Perez illustrated her first book, “Little Gold Star/ Estrellita de Oro, “with her mother, Gloria Osuna Perez. The book and the poignant story of this mother and daughter was featured on National Public Radio. “Little Gold Star “was chosen by Nick Jr. Magazine as one of the 30 best books of the year 2000. “Cada Nino / Every Child “is Lucia Angela Perez’ second book. Lucia lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

Say Hola to Spanish, Otra Vez

Presents a humorous introduction to Spanish words through illustrations and rhyming text.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The creator of Happy and Friends illustrates some of childhood’s most beloved songs from “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic,” and from “I’m a Little Teapot” to “The Wheels on the Bus” in this book and CD set.

Hickory Dickory Dog

“Hickory, dickory, dare, Dogs aren’t allowed in there. A sneaky peek through . . . Then a hullabaloo! Hickory, dickory, dare.” Zack and his dog, Rufus, are best friends. So when Zack goes to school, Rufus follows along. And once he’s there, Rufus joins right in with painting, lunchtime, and even garden time — which makes for one messy pup when it’s time to go home! Engaging illustrations capture the people and playthings of a child’s day, with an array of analog clocks sprinkled throughout for good measure.

Little Pear Tree

Watch a tiny seed grow through the seasons into a fine pear tree with this beautifully-presented book.