The Crown of Thorns

Author:Margaret Wise Brown

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062662899

Total Pages:32

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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

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Goodnight Bubbala

Author:Sheryl Haft

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:0525554785

Total Pages:32

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This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes—a perfect gift or read aloud that includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV’s Barefoot Contessa! In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta, and then—oy vey!—came the whole mishpacha! This zesty parody of one of America's favorite picture books offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of “hush,” this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshing—because this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous. Filled with Yiddish words, the book includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, who calls the book “brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!”

In the Great Green Room

Author:Amy Gary

Publisher:Flatiron Books

ISBN:1250065372

Total Pages:304

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The extraordinary life of the woman behind the beloved children’s classics Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny comes alive in this fascinating biography of Margaret Wise Brown. Margaret’s books have sold millions of copies all over the world, but few people know that she was at the center of a children’s book publishing revolution. Her whimsy and imagination fueled a steady stream of stories, book ideas, songs, and poems and she was renowned for her prolific writing and business savvy, as well as her stunning beauty and endless thirst for adventure. Margaret started her writing career by helping to shape the curriculum for the Bank Street School for children, making it her mission to create stories that would rise above traditional fairy tales and allowed girls to see themselves as equal to boys. At the same time, she also experimented endlessly with her own writing. Margaret would spend days researching subjects, picking daisies, cloud gazing, and observing nature, all in an effort to precisely capture a child’s sense of awe and wonder as they discovered the world. Clever, quirky, and incredibly talented, Margaret embraced life with passion, lived extravagantly off of her royalties, went on rabbit hunts, and carried on long and troubled love affairs with both men and women. Among them were two great loves in Margaret’s life. One was a gender-bending poet and the ex-wife of John Barrymore. She went by the stage name of Michael Strange and she and Margaret had a tempestuous yet secret relationship, at one point living next door to each other so that they could be together. After the dissolution of their relationship and Michael’s death, Margaret became engaged to a younger man, who also happened to be the son of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie. But before they could marry Margaret died unexpectedly at the age of forty-two, leaving behind a cache of unpublished work and a timeless collection of books that would go on become classics in children’s literature. In In the Great Green Room, author Amy Gary captures the eccentric and exceptional life of Margaret Wise Brown, and drawing on newly-discovered personal letters and diaries, reveals an intimate portrait of a creative genius whose unrivaled talent breathed new life in to the literary world.

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

Author:Aaron Reynolds

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:148147670X

Total Pages:48

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From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!

The Goodnight Train

Author:June Sobel

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547769334

Total Pages:32

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All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow because the Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even ice-cream clouds. You won't want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don't . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith have created a nighttime fantasy that's guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight. Ready to keep rolling?The companion books Goodnight Train Rolls On and Santa and the Goodnight Train are now available!

From the World of Goodnight Moon: 100 First Words

Author:Margaret Wise Brown

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0063017431

Total Pages:16

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A delightful word book illustrated with familiar and comforting art from the world of Goodnight Moon. Sturdy board pages with 100 words organized into categories such as Animals, Colors, Toys, and Bedtime makes this word book just right for helping babies and toddlers identify words they’re beginning to learn. There’s no better way to get kids pointing, naming, and talking than with the iconic words and illustrations readers will recognize from Margaret Wise Brown’s and Clement Hurd’s beloved classics Goodnight Moon and My World. Perfect for tiny hands and growing minds, this word book is a great addition to every child’s first bookshelf.

A Bad Case of Stripes

Author:David Shannon

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338113151

Total Pages:32

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"What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!" Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!

Goodnight iPad

Author:Ann Droyd

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1101565926

Total Pages:33

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A parody of the children's classic and a hilarious gift for anyone that finds modern life funny and absurd. In a bright buzzing room, in the glow of the moon-and iPhones and Androids and Blackberries too-it is time to say goodnight... Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn't it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don't worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.

Good Night, Moon

Author:Rudy Rucker,Bruce Sterling

Publisher:Macmillan

ISBN:1429927526

Total Pages:32

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Carlo Morse and Jimmy Ganzer pioneered dream-fabbing, but these days people only want to close their eyes to trashy stuff -- not the mention the kids and their fancy imported tech. It's a good thing Schwartz's Deli is still the same. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Beyond Good Night, Moon - 75 Reviews of Classic Books for Young Children

Author:Joan Louthain Ayer

Publisher:Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN:1598582402

Total Pages:116

Viewed:1892

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According to a recent census, there are more than 18 million preschoolers in this country, and hopefully all of them have a caring adult who reads to them on a regular basis. Whether you are the parent of a young child, an early primary teacher, a busy nanny, a doting grandparent or simply a wise and loving aunt or uncle, I have written "Beyond Good Night, Moon - 75 Reviews of Classic Books For Young Children" just for you. As the title suggests, it contains concise reviews of classic children's books that are appropriate to be read aloud to little ones. Here are some titles reviewed in the book- (1) Madeline, (2) Clifford, the Small Red Puppy, (3) Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear? (4) Freight Train, (5) Jamberry, (6) Are You My Mother?, (7) Corduroy, (8) Millions of Cats, (9) Bedtime For Frances, (10) The Snowy Day, (11) Little Bear and (12) The Monster at the End of this Book. Joan Louthain Ayer graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville and received her Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Butler University in Indianapolis. She has taught in the public schools in Madison, Wisconsin and in several Indiana communities. She has taught all of the early primary grades and five years of preschool. Joan reviewed children's books for the Tribune-Star newspaper in Terre Haute for 15 years. She and her husband Gordon live in Indianapolis and have been married for 41 years. They have three adult children, a daughter-in-law and three very young grandchildren. All are book-lovers!

Goodnight Bush

Author:Gan Golan,Erich Origen

Publisher:Little, Brown

ISBN:0316041343

Total Pages:48

Viewed:1294

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A brilliant parody of the children's classic Goodnight Moon, built around the coming end of the worst presidency ever. Goodnight Bush: An Unauthorized Parody is a hilarious and poignant visual requiem for the Bush administration. In it we see a childlike George W. Bush tucked safely away in the confines of his own room with all of the toys he's willfully destroyed, abused, or defaced. Complete with a quiet Dick Cheney whispering "hush," this bedtime story lets us finally say goodnight to the disaster that was the last eight years.

Goodnight June

Author:Sarah Jio

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:110162003X

Total Pages:320

Viewed:393

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The New York Times bestselling author of Always and Blackberry Winter takes Goodnight Moon as inspiration for this remarkable story of friendship, love, and the mystery behind this beloved classic. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown (Goodnight Songs) is an adored childhood classic, but its real origins are lost to history. In Goodnight June, Sarah Jio offers a suspenseful and heartfelt take on how the “great green room” might have come to be. June Andersen is professionally successful, but her personal life is marred by unhappiness. Unexpectedly, she is called to settle her great-aunt Ruby’s estate and determine the fate of Bluebird Books, the children’s bookstore Ruby founded in the 1940s. Amidst the store’s papers, June stumbles upon letters between her great-aunt and the late Margaret Wise Brown—and steps into the pages of American literature.

Miss You Like Hell

Author:Quiara Alegría Hudes,Erin McKeown

Publisher:Theatre Communications Group

ISBN:1559369035

Total Pages:N.A

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“This is a fresh take on the American road story, filled with people and ideas we rarely get to see onstage…It offers two seriously rich roles for women, each with important things worth singing about…Miss You Like Hell is a powerful example of what musicals do best: explore the unprotected border where individual needs and social issues intermix.” —Jesse Green, New York Times A troubled teenager and her estranged mother—an undocumented Mexican immigrant on the verge of deportation—embark on a road trip and strive to mend their frayed relationship along the way. Combined with the musical talent of Erin McKeown, Hudes artfully crafts a story of the barriers and the bonds of family, while also addressing the complexities of immigration in today’s America.

Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood

Author:Maria Tatar

Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:0393240045

Total Pages:304

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Highly illuminating for parents, vital for students and book lovers alike, Enchanted Hunters transforms our understanding of why children should read. Ever wondered why little children love listening to stories, why older ones get lost in certain books? In this enthralling work, Maria Tatar challenges many of our assumptions about childhood reading. Much as our culture pays lip service to the importance of literature, we rarely examine the creative and cognitive benefits of reading from infancy through adolescence. By exploring how beauty and horror operated in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, and many other narratives, Tatar provides a delightful work for parents, teachers, and general readers, not just examining how and what children read but also showing through vivid examples how literature transports and transforms children with its intoxicating, captivating, and occasionally terrifying energy. In the tradition of Bruno Bettelheim’s landmark The Uses of Enchantment, Tatar’s book is not only a compelling journey into the world of childhood but a trip back for adult readers as well.

Goodnight Mister Moon

Author:Speedy Publishing

Publisher:Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN:1680323377

Total Pages:35

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Noah loves to watch the sun sets with a sky like painted with beautiful pinks, oranges and purples. His mom asked him to come with him and have a stroll. They had fun talking about the Moon and the first Man to get to the moon. Join Henry and his mom on moon gazing!

Margaret Wise Brown

Author:Jill C. Wheeler

Publisher:ABDO

ISBN:1604533455

Total Pages:24

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This biography of children's author Margaret Wise Brown presents her childhood, education, career, world travels, and life in the United States. The book discusses her major works such as Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and The Important Book, as well as other publications and her work as an educator. Full-color photos, a glossary, and an index supplement the text.

Goodnight '70s

Author:Peter Stein

Publisher:Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN:1524853925

Total Pages:32

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Illustrated and packaged à la Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, Goodnight '70s turns the classic children’s book into a baby boomer’s ode to the far out 1970s. It’s the perfect gift for anyone nostalgic for the good old days of bell-bottoms, disco balls, and 8-track tapes.

Goodnight Nobody

Author:Jennifer Weiner

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1416516018

Total Pages:384

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New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel tells the story of a young mother's move to a postcard-perfect Connecticut town and the secrets she uncovers there. For Kate Klein, a semi-accidental mother of three, suburbia's been full of unpleasant surprises. Her once-loving husband is hardly ever home. The supermommies on the playground routinely snub her. Her days are spent carpooling and enduring endless games of Candy Land, and at night, most of her orgasms are of the do-it-yourself variety. When a fellow mother is murdered, Kate finds that the unsolved mystery is one of the most interesting things to happen in Upchurch since her neighbors broke ground for a guesthouse and cracked their septic tank. Even though Kate's husband and the police chief warn her that crime-fighting's a job best left to professionals, she can't let it go. So Kate launches an unofficial investigation -- from 8:45 to 11:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, when her kids are in nursery school -- with the help of her hilarious best friend, carpet heiress Janie Segal, and Evan McKenna, a former flame she thought she'd left behind in New York City. As the search for the killer progresses, Kate is drawn deeper into the murdered woman's double life. She discovers the secrets and lies behind Upchurch's placid picket-fence facade -- and the choices and compromises all modern women make as they navigate between independence and obligation, small towns and big cities, being a mother and having a life of one's own. Engrossing, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny, Goodnight Nobody is another unputdownable, timely tale; an insightful mystery with a great heart and a narrator you'll never forget.