i need... a book of wonder!
PRESS HERE by Herve Tullet, $8.12, www.barnesandnoble.com Summary: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey!
I HAD A FAVORITE DRESS by Boni Ashburn, $11.53, www.amazon.com Summary: With a talented mother who sews, a little girl reinvents a beloved dress.
KIKI & COCO IN PARIS by Stephanie Rausser/Jess Brown/Nina Gruener, $18.95, www.jessbrowndesign.com Summary: Beautiful photographs convey the intimate bond between a playful girl Kiki (Rausser's daughter) and her handmade Jess Brown cloth doll while on a trip to Paris.
THE SUPER ADVENTURES OF SOPHIE IN THE CITY by Kelly Florio Kasouf, $29.99, www.barneys.com; Barney’s New York (Los Angeles, Dallas, New York, Chicago) Summary: A fashionable fairy tale for stylish tweens about an NYC girl excited about visiting her father's glamourous offices in the world of fashion magazine publishing.
EYE CAN ART Book in a Box kit containing 3 boxes, long white paper, a fine black marker, a color pencil set, glue stick, scissors, 3 plastic windows, a die-cut paper house, and instructions for creating a book, $26, www.eyecanart.com
STINKY KIDS AND THE RUNAWAY SCISSORS by Britt Menzies, $16.95, www.deltapublishing.com, and MADAME ALEXANDER Stinky Kids Britt cloth doll, $16.99, www.fao.com Summary: Britt is faced with a sticky situation in her life and gets her friends to help her.
GIANT STEPS TO CHANGE THE WORLD by Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee, $14.79, www.barnesandnoble.com Summary: Inspiring story that encourages readers to follow in the footsteps of those who came before, to reject fears of inadequacy, and to ponder what they can contribute to society.
LOTS OF BOTS - A COUNTING POP-UP BOOK by David. A. Carter, $14.99, www.tatteredcover.com, and BOT GARAGE app for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, .99 cents, www.itunes.com Summary: Fantastic pop-up book with lots of things that move. Fun with pulling, spinning, turning, bouncing. Complementing app lets you create your own bots.
LMNO PEAS by Keith Baker, $15.90, www.target.com Summary: A cast of busy little peas romp through the alphabet of 4-inch high letters on each page.
CHALK by Bill Thomson, $9.91, www.booksamillion.com Summary: In this wordless, stunningly illustrated book, three children discover a magical bag of chalk on a rainy day.
BACK OF THE BUS by Aaron Reynolds, $14.44, www.booksamillion.com Summary: With childlike words and powerful illustrations, Rosa Parks' act of defiance is shown through the eyes of a fictional fellow passenger, a child who will never forget.
BUNNY & BEAR IN BRYANT PARK by Wee Gallery, $11.95-$14, www.weegallery.com; www.barneys.com; www.shopbryantpark.org Summary: A whimsical 32-page coloring book recounting the adventures of two friends through all four seasons in NYC's iconic Bryant Park.
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein, $10.98, www.barnesandnoble.com Summary: It's bedtime for a little red chicken who has a habit of interrupting. As her yawning papa tries to make it through some popular fairy tales, she can't help herself from interjecting in this funny, charming story.
DOODLE COOK by Herve Tullet, $14.95, www.phaidon.com Summary: An inventive step by step doodle book with 'recipes' for making 'tasty' artistic creations.