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About Sue Fliess
Sue Fliess ("fleece") is the award-winning, bestselling author of over 50 children's books including Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, How to Trap a Leprechaun, Mary Had a Little Lab, Rumble and Roar, the Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series, the Kid Scientist series, the Magical Creatures and Crafts series, and many Little Golden Books. Her books have sold over 850k copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. Her background is in copywriting, PR and marketing, and she's contributed to O Magazine, HuffPo, Writer's Digest, & more. Fliess has also written for Walt Disney. Her books have received honors from SCBWI, been named to ALA Notable lists, and have been used in school curricula and museum educational programs. Fliess's titles have been featured on Reading Rainbow Live and included in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in the US and Australia. She's a member of SCBWI & Children's Book Guild of DC. She visits elementary schools and does speaking engagements and lives with her family and two yellow labs in Virginia. Visit her at www.suefliess.com.
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Classes start this afternoon . . .
I’ll become a gymnast soon!
Mommy helps me brush my hair
and find a leotard to wear.
So begins a young girl's love of gymnastics. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a delightful introduction to the excitement of taking gymnastics lessons and being in the gym doing headstands, cartwheels, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! Written by Sue Fliess, the author of the Little Golden Books I'm a Ballerina! and I'm a Figure Skater!
Explore the ocean with marine biologists as they observe a pod of whales.
Maggie is a marine biologist. She and her team study all the living things in the ocean. Today is an exciting day: after months of research, the team is diving into the water with a traveling group of whales to record their songs and learn more about how whales communicate.
Babble / Swoosh / Roar and WHOOSH!
The roar of a waterfall, the chirp of insects, the thump of a heartbeat—sound is all around us! Rhyming text and atmospheric illustrations present four children in different parts of the world who encounter all sorts of sounds.
Will you spot a Cupid this Valentine's day? If you do, will you be ready to help him spread love and kindness? By being observant, helpful, and friendly, you can lend Cupid a hand, and together you can make special cards and gifts to show all your favorite people how much they mean to you.
So, grab some supplies—stickers, markers, crayons, colored paper, glue, and whatever else you like (it's the thought that counts on Valentine's Day!)—and think of heartfelt messages to share with your loved ones. Then be ready to meet Cupid and work together to spread cheer and happiness!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide joy for young readers eager to help Cupid share the love! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in making Valentine's Day cards and how to interest them in the history of the holiday, the mythology behind the winged messenger Cupid, and the value of being thoughtful and kind to everyone.
Únete al regocijo de una niña que va a clase de ballet y luego participa en su primer recital. Un libro rimado y divertido, perfecto para ser leído en voz alta, con encantadoras ilustraciones que deleitarán a los niños. ¡Un regalo estupendo para todos los pequeños que disfrutan de la danza!
A rhyming best-selling Little Golden Book about a young girl learning ballet--now in Spanish!
Join in on the fun as a young girl goes to ballet class and then performs in her very first recital. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a fun read-aloud with delightful art that children will really enjoy. Makes a terrific gift for all young dancers!
Mermaids are rarely seen, and even more rarely met. But, if you gather some natural craft supplies—shells, coral, driftwood, and sea glass—and make her a gift, you might just befriend one!
Will you spot a mermaid in the waves just off shore? If you do, will you be ready? By being observant, resourceful, and friendly, you can make a beautiful crown from natural beach materials that will show your new mermaid friend you truly care. Perhaps she’ll take you on an incredible adventure through the ocean’s depths, past ancient shipwrecks, and to her shell castle! You just might experience what it’s like to be a mermaid yourself!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide joy for young readers eager to meet their own mermaids! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in building mermaid crowns and how to interest them in the natural world, the history of mermaids, and the many cultures that have believed in them.
Pippa isn't your usual princess. She prefers petri dishes to perfecting her curtseying. And when she realizes that she doesn't like peas, she gets a bright idea that consumes her and almost the whole kingdom.
The soft glow of a candle, the blink of a firefly, a burst of fireworks—light is everywhere in our world!
Rhyming text and luminous illustrations follow four children as they experience many different forms of light.
"[M]ultiple STEAM applications, from poetry and creative writing to introductions to energy and light to how the sun affects human life, and doubles as a great read-aloud or a starry bedtime story."—starred, Booklist
Legend has it that the only way to find a unicorn is to know where to look and how to craft a beautiful gift that shows her you are a friend. If you’re lucky, she may even take you for a ride! So, gather some natural craft supplies like daisies, vines, ferns, apples, and grass, and get ready to find a magical new friend. If your heart is pure, you just might discover a unicorn in the wild. By being resourceful, careful, and kind, you can make beautiful riding gear from nature that will show your unicorn friend you truly care—and you may even be taken on an incredible ride through sunny meadows, over sparkling oceans, and along the brilliant arcs of rainbows!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide much fun for young readers eager to find their own unicorn friends! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in building unicorn-riding gear, how to interest them in the natural world, and a brief history of unicorns.
Can a bully become a friend?
Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it's tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her—and into him! How will they rhyme their way out of this dilemma?
Legend has it that the only way to find out if you’re on Santa’s naughty or nice list is to trick an elf into letting you sneak a peek! But be careful: elves are tricky themselves! To get a look at the list, you’ll need to be clever in crafting a distracting craft to catch the elf’s attention. So, grab some Christmas supplies like ribbons, twinkle lights, bows, and candy canes, and get prepared for your sly holiday visitor!
On the nights leading up to Christmas, one of Santa’s elves will show up to keep watch on kids and to report on their naughty or nice behavior! However, if you’re careful and clever and quick, you can set up a beautiful little sleigh that will distract your elf, and then you’ll be sure to get a glimpse at Santa’s list!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide much fun for young readers eager to trick their own Christmas elf and find which list they’re on! Also included are guides for teachers and parents about how to engage children in building an elf sleigh themselves and how to interest them in the history of the holiday and the many cultures that celebrate Santa’s tiny helpers.
To find all the Easter Bunny’s hidden treasures, all you need to do is track her as she hides them the night before Easter!
Legend has it that the only way to find all the hidden Easter eggs is to track an Easter Bunny’s every move. . . . But be careful: Easter Bunnies hop fast! To find one, you’ll need to be clever in crafting a tricky nest. So, grab some nest supplies, glitter, and glue, and get prepared for your sly holiday visitor!
On the night before Easter, the Easter Bunny will show up to hide her eggs and then disappear as quickly as she came. However, if you’re careful and clever and quick, you can set up a bunny nest that will let you track the Easter Bunny, and then you’ll be sure to find all her hidden treasures, no matter where they might be!
Sue Fliess’s poetic read-aloud text and Simona Sanfilippo’s vibrant, whimsical illustrations will provide much fun for young readers eager to track the Easter Bunny and find her hidden eggs!