The Journey: Stories of Migration

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant joins naturalist painter Lambert Davis to create a vibrant picture book that follow the migratory journeys of some magnificent creatures: locusts, gray whales, American silver eels, monarch butterflies, caribou, and terns. Rylant’s lively, poetic prose and Davis’ exquisite, dramatic paintings offer an awe-inspiring look at the animal world and the outstanding tests of endurance and strength that the animals have undergone for centuries, and which continue to cycle on and inspire us today.

Kitten’s Winter

Winter comes to Kitten’s world, and the little calico leaves her cozy home for an afternoon of exploration and discovery. Kitten learns that even on a frosty day, animal life flourishes: a squirrel forages, an otter goes fishing and a woodpecker taps the side of a bare-limbed tree. At the same time, readers discover that for many animals, winter is a time of rest. Softly, Kitten treads past a burrowing turtle, a napping beaver and a hibernating bear. Told in rhyming couplets, Kitten’s Winter is a perfect introduction to animal behavior and habitats.


Benedict, also known as Benny, is tired of living in such a hot place. And so he cleverly springs on his coiled tail from one habitat to another. He visits the North Pole, the desert, the jungle and finally the ocean in search of perfection.


Swing with a hairy orangutan and her baby as they lunge for a smelly, spiky durian fruit. Roam and play with a gang of chimps, then poke out some tasty termites with a blade of grass. Chatter and feast on figs with a bonobo, or chomp on bamboo with a gorilla as he readies for sleep. What could be better than spending time with these rare and wonderful creatures–after all, the fifth great ape on this planet is you!

African Animals


The continent of Africa is home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

Zebras, hippos, lions, and many other animals roam its vast open grasslands. Other species, such as gorillas and snakes, inhabit its warm tropical forests. And a few other types of animals, including camels and foxes, can even survive in Africa’s and desert regions.

Filled with twenty-five breathtaking full-color photographs, this captivating book highlights many of the most fascinating animals of Africa. Youngsters are sure to find their favorites here, and, through award-winning author Caroline Arnold’s clearly written text, they will discover how each one–from giraffe to elephant, meerkat to leopard–is able to adapt to its own special environment in the wild.

Filled with breathtaking photographs and kid-pleasing facts, this book features the most interesting animals of the African plains, forests, jungles, and deserts. Youngsters are sure to find all their favorites here and will learn how each one–from giraffe to elephant, meerkat to leopard–is able to adapt to its special environment.