In this mischievously funny picture book with audio, friends come in all shapes and sizes. In case you were wondering, here's an incomplete list of things giraffes ruin: - Birthday parties - Going to the movies - Playing at the park - Hide and Seek - Everything else Yes, that's right. Giraffes ruin everything. But what happens when our narrator gets into a tricky situation? Perhaps he'll find giraffes aren't so bad after all . . .
Release on 2014-08-21 | by Chuck Sambuchino,Harold Underdown
The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published
Author: Chuck Sambuchino,Harold Underdown
The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: • Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), and illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama) • Success stories and advice from 13 debut authors and 9 debut illustrators • Informative articles on how to write for boys and other "reluctant readers," how to write and sell children's nonfiction, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more *Includes access to the webinar "Be Your Own Editor: Tips for Self-Editing Your Children's Book" from editor Harold Underdown* This 60-minute webinar shows how to take your work and transform it into something great that will get editors, agents and readers excited. It's taught by Harold Underdown, who is both the editor of the popular kidlit website, The Purple Crayon, and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. The truth is that getting a first draft completed is just the beginning for any writer. You've got to refine, revise, polish and overhaul your writing to make it the finest final product it can be -- and that's exactly what this webinar will teach you how to do.
A Collection of 25 Children's Stories by Oregon Authors and Illustrators
Pubpsher: Graphic Arts Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Oregon Reads Aloud is a collection of twenty-five read-aloud stories for children, written and illustrated by Oregon authors and illustrators. The twenty-five stories in Oregon Reads Aloud are a celebration of all things Oregon, including a great food cart feud, the dance of the Chapman Swifts, the creation of Oregon’s mountain ranges, and a legendary African American cowboy at the Pendleton Round-up. The book is a tribute to twenty-five years of SMART Reading’s work empowering Oregon children for reading and learning success. Oregon Reads Aloud proudly features the state’s rich trove of talent within the children’s literary community, including Eric A, Kimmel, Elizabeth Rusch, David Horn, Brian Parker, and Trudy Ludwig, among many others.
Set in a world where clocks melt and gentlemen rain from the sky, The Mating Rituals Of The Burning Giraffe is a grown-ups fable, inspired by the surrealist paintings, sculptures, and sketches of Magritte, Dal, and Monty Python. Its a brightly colored delirium, dedicated to the indomitable child. The story follows Billy Dada, a young man about to enter a state of higher learning where he will be taught the principles of categorizing biological diversity, from smelly wolves to cats with heads like mushrooms, from hares with fangs to enormous clams, but who, midst the books and lectures, nurtures a fascination with the giraffa infernalis, a pyring obsession thats about to turn into a scathefire. So begins a black-and-blue excursion into the brushstrokes on lifes canvas. Its a slab of confusion and desperation, a swirl of hardships and sorrowsinside a frame of meaning. The Mating Rituals of the Burning Giraffe is an adult fairytale about how fate tears us apart unless we move with it. Its a way to move with it. Move with it.
"Where do pants go? Do they go on your head? No! "This humorous story shows kids how to put on their clothes, from the underwear on their bottoms to the hats on their heads. But sometimes getting dressed doesn t happen without a few fun missteps! These adorable toddlers and their dogs are sure to tickle the funny bone of every young reader."
Like any adventurous 12-year-old, all Ella really wants to do is find aliens, get a pet dragon, and maybe explore the galaxy. But her little brother, Leo, keeps ruining everything! After Leo ruins her science fair project, Ella doesn't think things can get any worse. That is, until Ella is kidnapped by aliens, leaving it up to Leo to rescue his sister and save the planet from an alien invasion. It's a lot to ask of a five-year-old. But Leo is no ordinary five-year-old. As Ella could tell you, he is a five-year-old who is very good at ruining things. But can he really ruin an alien invasion? To succeed, he'll need to steal a spaceship, uncover a government conspiracy, and prevent the Earth from being destroyed. Fortunately, Leo is not completely alone. He has help in the form of his stuffed giraffe, a very excited computer, and a space-dragon. But will it be enough? And will he managed to do it all without ruining his clothes?
In this crowd-pleasing read-aloud from the creator of the bestselling If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!, a giraffe's self-esteem is tested during a hilarious confrontation between unlikely look-alikes! Everybody loves Leopold the giraffe. He inspires awe and wonder. His adoring fans gaze and cheer. Best of all, they feed him lots of deeeelicious snacks! But, one day, a shiny, bobble-headed new rival comes in and ruins everything...a giraffe-shaped balloon! Just how far will Leopold go to prove that he's the hero of the zoo? Readers learn that actions speak far louder than looks in this laugh-out-loud face-off from Elise Parsley--the New York Times bestselling creator of the Magnolia Says DON'T! series.
fun and easy designs to celebrate all your baby's firsts
Author: MaryJo Regier
Pubpsher: Adams Media Corp
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Everything(r) crafts-baby scrapbooking teaches readers how to design and construct one-of-a-kind scrapbook pages that family and friends will cherish for years to come. Through easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, two color inserts, and dozens of striking photographs, this inspiring "how-to" guide will have even beginner scrapbookers creating a magnificent keepsake to measure baby's every milestone.