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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

by Dan Yaccarino

This is the story of four generations of an Italian American family. It begins with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."Now, many years later, the man's great-grandson, Dan Yaccarino, tells how he succeeded, and how the little shovel has been passed from father to son--along with the good advice.It's a story that captures the experience of so many American families. One that will have kids asking their parents and grandparents, where did we come from? Tell me our story.

Billy and Goat at the State Fair

by Dan Yaccarino

Two best friends visit the state fair in this tale of courage and corn dogs! Billy and Goat are best friends, but they have different styles. Billy likes to smell the roses--Goat likes to eat them! So it's no surprise that they have different ideas of how to enjoy the state fair. For Billy, the crowds and the noise are pretty intimidating. He's happy to wait in the livestock pens until the best-goat contest begins. But Goat's not one to sit when he could run. Faster than you can say butter sculpture, Goat's out of the pen and leading Billy on a merry chase past rides, games, contests, and exhibits. When Billy finally catches up to him--on the biggest float of the parade!--he's relieved, but also amazed. The fair is awesome! They may have missed Goat's chance to win best in show, but for Billy it's never been more clear--his best friend is the best goat ever!

Boy and Bot

by Dan Yaccarino Ame Dyckman

One day, a boy and a robot meet in the woods. They play. They have fun.But when Bot gets switched off, Boy thinks he's sick. The usual remedies--applesauce, reading a story--don't help, so Boy tucks the sick Bot in, then falls asleep.Bot is worried when he powers on and finds his friend powered off. He takes Boy home with him and tries all his remedies: oil, reading an instruction manual. Nothing revives the malfunctioning Boy! Can the Inventor help fix him?Using the perfect blend of sweetness and humor, this story of an adorable duo will win the hearts of the very youngest readers.

Doug Unplugged

by Dan Yaccarino

Doug is a robot. His parents want him to be smart, so each morning they plug him in and start the information download. After a morning spent learning facts about the city, Doug suspects he could learn even more about the city by going outside and exploring it. And so Doug . . . unplugs. What follows is an exciting day of adventure and discovery. Doug learns amazing things by doing and seeing and touching and listening--and above all, by interacting with a new friend.Dan Yaccarino's funny story of robot rebellion is a great reminder that sometimes the best way to learn about the world is to go out and be in it.

Doug Unplugs on the Farm

by Dan Yaccarino

A high-tech robot boy enjoys a day of low-tech fun on the farm. Doug and his parents are off to visit the grandbots. But when their journey is interrupted by some sheep in the road, Doug goes from downloading information about farm animals to actually interacting with them! Doug gets to learn by doing--he herds sheep, milks a cow, gathers eggs, and then uses good old-fashioned "horse sense" to get their car back on the road. Doug Unplugs on the Farm is a lively celebration of farm life and the value of hands-on learning that will encourage kids to go screen-free and explore the real world! A terrific companion to Dan Yaccarino's first book of low-tech learning, Doug Unplugged. Praise for Dan Yaccarino's Doug Unplugged: "Without preaching, [Yaccarino] comments smartly on children's screen time and the necessity of outdoor play and exploration." --Publishers Weekly "Yaccarino is especially good at slipping in the small, nourishing details that are savored upon repeated readings. . . . It's a sweet tale and true to the anti-technology, analog strain that runs through much of Yaccarino's work." --The New York Times Book Review

The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

by Dan Yaccarino

Jacques Cousteau was the world's ambassador of the oceans. His popular TV series brought whales, otters, and dolphins right into people's living rooms. Now, in this exciting picturebook biography, Dan Yaccarino introduces young readers to the man behind the snorkel.From the first moment he got a glimpse of what lived under the ocean's waves, Cousteau was hooked. And so he set sail aboard the Calypso to see the sea. He and his team of scientists invented diving equipment and waterproof cameras. They made films and televisions shows and wrote books so they could share what they learned. The oceans were a vast unexplored world, and Cousteau became our guide. And when he saw that pollution was taking its toll on the seas, Cousteau became our guide in how to protect the oceans as well.

First Day on a Strange New Planet

by Dan Yaccarino

A boy from Earth and an alien boy from Meep participate in the Galactic Space Exchange Program.

Lawn to Lawn

by Dan Yaccarino

Not everyone loves lawn ornaments. But Pearl was different. Pearl was their friend--the only human who knew they were real. So when Pearl's family moves and (shockingly!) leaves their pink flamingo, deer, gnome, and lawn jockey behind, Flo, Betty, Norm, and Jack know what they must do. They must find Pearl no matter how long and perilous the journey. Through cities and suburbs, over mountains and through swamps, the ornaments make their dangerous way. They survive storms and menacing gargoyles. They get directions from weather vanes and other statuary. And always, always, they must avoid the dreaded trash truck! In this hysterical and quirky tale of toys-come-to-life, Dan Yaccarino reminds us that home is where the heart is and that no journey is too difficult when it leads to the one you love.

Little Boy with a Big Horn

by Dan Yaccarino Golden Books

POOR OLLIE! ALL he wants is to practice playing his big bass horn, but his family can't take the noise. So off Ollie goes in a rowboat to practice offshore. That's when he realizes that the bell buoy has drifted away-and the fog is getting thick. So he stays and plays his horn as a warning to an incoming ship-and saves it from running aground! Suddenly, the mayor isgiving Ollie a medal for bravery, and best of all, the town pays for him to go to music school-where he can practice without bothering anyone!

No Nap! Yes Nap!

by Dan Yaccarino Margie Palatini

A humorous naptime book for baby (and sleepy mama, too) from best-selling author Margie Palatini and award-winning illustrator Dan Yaccarino. Includes Read Aloud/Read to Me feature where available. Readers embark on a fast-paced chase through every room in the house as we follow Mommy on her quest to settle Baby down for nap. Dashing from family room to living room, both on the table and under it, through the kitchen and even hiding in the laundry basket, this hilarious romp culminates with mommy and baby collapsed - AT LAST -- fast asleep in a chair. @font-face { font-family: "Cambria Math"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }.MsoChpDefault { font-size: 10pt; }div.WordSection1 { page: WordSection1; }

Surviving Brick Johnson

by Dan Yaccarino Laurie Myers

Alex is running for his life. After making fun of the notorious bully Brick Johnson, he's now convinced that Brick is out to get him. There is only one way to survive Brick Johnson--take karate lessons and become a powerful sensei. But after Brick shows up in karate class and treats Alex with respect, Alex's picture of him begins to change. How can Brick be a bully and a nice guy at the same time?

Who Will Sing a Lullaby?

by Dan Yaccarino Dee Lillegard

BABY IS CRYING and Crow and Goose and Owl and Swan all think they have the perfect antidote - "I'll take baby flying, that will stop the crying." And as baby floats on wings of love above fields and oceans, he is soothed. . . until each bird in turn crows just a bit too loudly and proudly at his own success and wakes that baby up again. Finally, little Nightingale, who has been struggling to be heard, gets her chance to try a lullaby. Our tearful baby is now dreamimg sweet dreams. And soon the birds are sleepingtoo - and so will you.This book has perfect pacing, exactly mirroring the rhythm of a child struggling to fall asleep and finally settling down. And Dan Yaccarino's dreamy, etherial artwork is the perfect match for Dee Lillegard's sweet song of a story.From the Hardcover edition.

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