A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator. An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops! shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion “telescope”—each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Editor: Workman Publishing, Pages: 28 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780761157281


Demonstrates that creativity is for everyone and that with a little effort everything can be beautiful.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Workman Publishing Company, Pages: 22 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0761177442


A book for one. A book for two. A book for different points of view. This clever and colorful picture book of opposites will change the way you see things, literally. Turn the book upside down and your perspective alters: Left becomes right; high becomes low; empty becomes full! Great as a rhyming read-aloud, and even better with a friend, this book of two points of view begs to be shared and will immerse booklovers of all ages in a unique reading experience.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Chronicle Books, Pages: 48 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781797203133


Wearing his perfectly clean suit and living in his perfectly tidy room, Edward the pig avoids getting messy until a big tub of paint falls on his head.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Simon and Schuster, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781481437776


We're all in the same boat, both literally and metaphorically, in this playful look at how we can work together for the common good. The animals in this boat discover that working together gets them much further and is more fun than trying to go their separate ways. Barney Saltzberg (Enough Is Enough) brings his trademark humor to a group of animals who learn they'll sink or swim together. Teamwork matters when we're all in the same boat!
Genre: , Editor: , Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1939547962


Zoom meets Beautiful Oops! in this memorable picture book debut about the creative process, and the way in which "mistakes" can blossom into inspiration One eye was bigger than the other. That was a mistake. The weird frog-cat-cow thing? It made an excellent bush. And the inky smudges… they look as if they were always meant to be leaves floating gently across the sky. As one artist incorporates accidental splotches, spots, and misshapen things into her art, she transforms her piece in quirky and unexpected ways, taking readers on a journey through her process. Told in minimal, playful text, this story shows readers that even the biggest “mistakes” can be the source of the brightest ideas—and that, at the end of the day, we are all works in progress, too. Fans of Peter Reynolds’s Ish and Patrick McDonnell’s A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will love the funny, poignant, completely unique storytelling of The Book of Mistakes. And, like Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, it makes the perfect graduation gift, encouraging readers to have a positive outlook as they learn to face life’s obstacles.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Penguin, Pages: 56 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780735229839


One of these is not like that other--and that's great! This gently subversive picture book points out-- and celebrates!-- the differences between subjects. Barney Saltzberg's hilarious and delightfully direct text and simple illustrations introduce children to the concept and splendor of inclusiveness, through recognizing who or what's different on each spread and celebrating the unity as it is. For example, the reader sees three cows and an elephant accompanied by the text "One of these is not like the other," turn the page... and all four animals take part in an exuberant conga line and say "that's just fine with us"! In a series of similar examples children are encouraged to notice both the similarities and differences between characters and celebrate both. Barney Saltzberg's picture book is a pointed and timely tribute to the power of inclusivity and as well as a riotous read-aloud.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Holiday House, Pages: 40 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780823451623


Whimsy's heavy things are weighing her down. She tries to sweep them under the rug, but she trips over them. She tries to put them in a tree, but they fall on her. She even tries to sail them out to sea, but they always come back. Eventually Whimsy decides to deal with the heavy things one at a time... and a surprising thing happens. With exquisite illustrations and delightfully simple text, Whimsy's Heavy Things is a sweet story about changing the things that weigh us down into the things that lift us up.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Tundra Books, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781770494046


For kids who love to draw and create, this captivating picture book fosters an appreciation for nature and features craft ideas to inspire young artists. Kids will be inspired to create: Fingerprint bumblebees Sculptures made of sand Rainbow colored jars And more! Nature Is an Artist explores different art forms that kids can find in the natural world. In the book, a group of children follow Nature--the most inspiring of teachers--as they discover the world's greatest art show hidden in plain sight. As they witness beautiful landscapes, stunning vistas, and unusual creatures, each child is inspired to recreate their own fine work of art. With charming, rhythmic text from Jennifer Lavalee and vivid, eye-catching illustrations from Natalia Colombo, Nature Is an Artist celebrates nature's beauty and variety, and instills kids with: The confidence to see themselves as artists! Respect and appreciation for nature. After reading, kids will appreciate the art in their own outdoor surroundings.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Greystone Books, Pages: 36 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1771646497


Features an audio read-along! A creative spirit learns that thinking “ish-ly” is far more wonderful than “getting it right” in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book The Dot. Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere. Drawing is what Ramon does. It¹s what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Editor: Candlewick Press, Pages: 32 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780763667887