Today I Will Fly!

Today I Will Fly!

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. In 'Today I Will Fly', Piggie decides to take to the skies. But Gerald knows that a pig cannot possibly fly - but will that stop the determined Piggie?

Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Today I Will Fly! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can. Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to. Gerald and Piggie are best friends./DIVDIV Today, I Will Fly! is the funny introduction to the characters. Piggie is determined to fly. But Gerald the elephant knows that's impossible--isn't it?

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie!

Mo Willems, a #1 New York Times bestselling author and illustrator, celebrates ten years of Elephant & Piggie in this special bind-up collection: Today I Will Fly!; Watch Me Throw the Ball!; Can I Play Too?; the award-winning Let's Go For a Drive!; and I Really Like Slop!

I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

I Love My New Toy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

When Elephant accidentally breaks Piggie's new toy, they both experience intense feelings before coming to realize how important their friendship is.

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture

Theorizing Books for Beginning Readers

The Early Reader in Children’s Literature and Culture

This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

What's Black and White and Reid All Over?

Something Hilarious Happened at the Library

What's Black and White and Reid All Over?

Reid shows you how to share humor with children, in order to connect them to literature and imagination. The programs and the books he uses are kid-tested and ready for you to share.