Color Blocked

Written by Ashley Sorenson and illustrated by David Miles


The color is blocked! Readers must rub, turn, and tap the pages to straighten out pipes, unplug corks, and keep the color flowing. But watch out--the color might run faster than you can keep up! Along the way, readers will learn primary colors, how mixing colors can make secondary colors, and why you should never, ever, put a turtle in charge.

Sylvia Long's Big Book for Small Children

Written and illustrated by Sylvia Long

Sylvia Long has been creating bestselling children's books for more than 25 years. Her edition of Mother Goose rhymes is a modern classic, and Sylvia Long's Big Book for Small Children, her latest compendium, is destined to become another nursery staple. From beloved stories like "The Three Little Pigs" and important early childhood concepts (colors, counting, ABCs) to her own family's favorite recipes and lullabies, this warm, joyous, and comprehensive collection is the perfect start to every child's library.

How the Finch Got His Colors

Written by Annemarie Guertin and illustrated by Helena Perez Garcia

Many years ago, before the world bloomed in magnificent colors, the Earth lay stark and gray. The animals that graced its skies and roamed its lands were the colors of dirt, clay, and stone . . . . . . until Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world. Each bird asked for a bright and beautiful color: green for Parrot, red for Cardinal, and yellow for Canary. But will there be any colors left for little Gouldian Finch? He soon learns the power of patience and the beauty of all creatures. Based on a Belgian folktale, this beautifully told and illustrated tale is a timeless treasure for every collection.

I See a Pattern Here

Written and illustrated by Bruce Goldstone

An introduction to the ubiquitous and aesthetic world of patterns reveals less-recognized examples while showcasing a diverse, colorful array of patterns from nature and art, and offering suggestions for how children can make patterns of their own.

Mixed: A Colorful Story

Written and illustrated by Arree Chung

Each believing that their hue is the best, the three primary colors live in separate parts of the city until Yellow and Blue meet, fall in love, and decide to mix.

The Colors of History

Written and illustrated by Clive Gifford

Why did Roman emperors wear purple? Which colour is made from crushed beetles? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they've played throughout history. From black to white, and all the colours in between, every shade has a story to tell. Each colour group is introduced with a stunning and interpretive double-page spread illustration, followed by illustrated entries exploring the ‘colourful’ history of particular shades. With vivid, thought-provoking illustrations and engaging bite-sized text, this book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, ready to enthral budding artists and historians alike.

What's Your Favorite Bug?

Written and illustrated by Eric Carle

In this companion to "What's Your Favorite Animal?" and "What's Your Favorite Color?," Carle and 14 other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite bugs and explain why they love them. Full color.


Written and illustrated by Julie Paschkis

Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful picture book. With information about the science of sight and perception, pigment origins in art and textiles, colloquial expressions and word associations, there's so much to see in each vivid spread. Full color.


Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

A boy, his dog, and their multi-generational bond are seen through the lens of the color blue in this gorgeous and poignant companion to Laura Vaccaro Seeger's Caldecott Honor Book Green.


Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.

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