New Release Books by Courtney Carbone

Courtney Carbone is the author of Bowser: King of the Koopas! (Nintendo) (2022), This Makes Me Scared (2022), Goddess of Thunder! (Marvel Thor) (2022), This Makes Me Sad (2022) and other 125 books.

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Bowser: King of the Koopas! (Nintendo)

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Bowser: King of the Koopas! (Nintendo)
Meet Mario''s main baddie Bowser--and all his minions--who make Super MarioTM fun in this all-new Step into Reading leveled reader! Bwahahaha! Nintendo and Super Mario fans ages 5 to 8 will love to read all about Bowser, the villainous King of the Koopas, and all his minions in this all-new Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader! Featuring over 30 stickers! Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own. Mario first appeared in 1981 with the arcade classic Donkey KongTM, and has since gone on to star in many adventures, allowing him to evolve into the beloved icon he is today. He is a video game sensation, appearing across all genres--from action-platformers to sports, kart racing and beyond.

This Makes Me Scared

release date: Jun 14, 2022
This Makes Me Scared
Kids will learn it''s okay to be scared—and how to confront their fears—in this installment of the Dealing with Feelings series. Paperback edition includes stickers! In This Makes Me Scared, a young boy is terrified about taking swim lessons. The water is cold, chlorine burns his eyes, and worst of all, everyone is watching him. He''s scared that he''ll never learn to swim--or drown trying! When his instructor shows him how to calm his mind, the boy decides to face his fear and open himself up to a fun, new experience. The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what''s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.

Goddess of Thunder! (Marvel Thor)

release date: May 03, 2022
Goddess of Thunder! (Marvel Thor)
An all-new heroine will wield the mighty hammer of the Marvel Avenger Thor in this Little Golden Book! Readers will love this exciting Little Golden Book that tells the story of how Jane Foster became the Mighty Thor, wielding the hammer and the super-powers of the Goddess of Thunder! It''s perfect for Marvel Avengers fans ages 2 to 5 and fans and Little Golden Book collectors of all ages! Little Golden Books enjoy nearly 100% consumer recognition. They feature beloved classics, hot licenses, and new original stories . . . the classics of tomorrow.

This Makes Me Sad

release date: Mar 08, 2022
This Makes Me Sad
If feeling blue isn’t bad enough, it’s even worse without your best furry friend. This Makes Me Sad follows a young boy after he accidentally lets his dog, Kit, loose from the yard. Despite his parents’ attempt to find her, nothing can cheer up the boy. His favorite things, like a pretty sunset, going to the park, and his beloved teddy bear, just make him more sad. Even happy memories of Kit no longer feel good. With help from his family, the boy must learn to accept and express how he’s feeling inside. And by dealing with his feelings, he might just be able to do some good until Kit comes home. Easy-to-read text and evocative illustrations make this relatable second story in the Dealing with Feelings series a perfect practice in emotional maturity for kids.

This Makes Me Happy

release date: Mar 08, 2022
This Makes Me Happy
This Makes Me Happy follows a young girl on a field trip to the fair, complete with a roller coaster, pie-eating contest, and petting zoo! But when her pesky nut allergy keeps her from having a treat with her class, the girl learns that even the happiest of days can have unhappy moments. By reflecting on her trip and recognizing the many feelings that arose during it, she is able to feel less overwhelmed—and more confident about her positively happy day. While children enjoy expressing themselves—be it through laughter or tears—they don’t always have the words to articulate their emotions. The Dealing with Feelings series is designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside, showing children how to name their emotions as they also learn to read. Colorful stickers are included in each book.

I Am Mulan (Disney Princess)

release date: Feb 04, 2020
I Am Mulan (Disney Princess)
This new Little Golden Book is about Princess Mulan, star of the Disney classic Mulan--just in time for the live-action film release on Disney+ in September 2020! Meet Princess Mulan, the brave warrior princess, and her friends Mushu, Cri-Kee, and more in this new Little Golden Book featuring beautiful, retro-style art. Girls and boys ages 2 to 5, as well as Little Golden Book collectors of all ages, will love this new storybook based on the Disney classic Mulan. This Little Golden Book is part of the charming "I Am . . ." series, which provides a unique introduction to favorite Disney characters. Disney Mulan is an animated classic featuring a brave and inspiring princess, an award-winning soundtrack, and a timeless adventure tale.

A Dazzling Birthday! (Butterbean's Cafe)

release date: Jan 07, 2020
A Dazzling Birthday! (Butterbean's Cafe)
Butterbean''s Café is an all-new animated show from Nickelodeon! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this full-color Little Golden Book starring Butterbean and her friends from Nickelodeon''s Butterbean''s Cafe. Butterbean, Cricket, and Poppy plan a wonderful birthday surprise party for their friend Dazzle. But when they hide the party too well, Dazzle believes her friends have forgotten her special day and runs away! It''s up to Butterbean to find Dazzle and celebrate her birthday with sparkles, surprises, and best of all--friends!

Super Mario: Bring on the Bad Guys! (Nintendo)

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Super Mario: Bring on the Bad Guys! (Nintendo)
This brand-new full-color activity book with over 500 stickers stars Nintendo''s classic team of Mario and Luigi, and their most fearsome foes! Super Mario fans will love this full-color activity book featuring Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and all their foes--Bowser, Koopalings, Wario, Waluigi, and more! It''s filled with action-packed activities and over 500 stickers for gamers of all ages! Mario made his debut in the 1980s in arcades around the world and has since gone on to star in many adventures, evolving into the beloved icon he is today. He is a video-game sensation, appearing across all genres--from action platformers to sports, kart racing, and beyond.

I Am the Lorax

release date: Jan 01, 2020
I Am the Lorax
"Based on Dr. Seuss''s The Lorax"--Page 1 of cover.

Dare Ya!

release date: Aug 06, 2019
Dare Ya!
The perfect party game for kids in a book! “TRUTH OR DARE?” Those three little words are guaranteed to spark instant fun, uncontrollable laughter, and even a little bit of blushing. And you’ll definitely surprise yourself and your friends along the way. Includes 200 truths and 200 dares, plus jokes and offbeat trivia. Truth: What is the grossest thing you’ve ever eaten? OR Dare: Write a song about your crush—and sing it out loud! Truth: Have you ever peed in someone’s pool? OR Dare: Pretend to transform into a werewolf.

Space Mission! (Rugrats)

release date: Jan 03, 2023
Space Mission! (Rugrats)
An all-new Step 3 Step into Reading leveled Reader that is based on Nickelodeon''s Rugrats--and includes over 30 stickers! Doctor Susie Carmichael is on call and ready to help Chuckie, Tommy, and the rest of Nickelodeon''s Rugrats with a sudden rush of toy repairs. But when toys keep breaking, the babies realize they have mystery on their hands. Chidlren ages 5 to 7 who love Nickelodeon''s new animated series will love this super-silly Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader that includes over bonus 30 stickers. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.

This Makes Me Jealous

release date: Jan 15, 2019
This Makes Me Jealous
The Dealing with Feelings series returns to help kids battle the green-eyed monster—jealousy! In This Makes Me Jealous, a young girl is proud of being the star athlete at her school. But when a new kid moves to town and she suddenly has to share the spotlight, jealousy gets the best of her. After a tough soccer matchup, the girl''s gym teacher helps her to empathize with the new student, and give her a chance. Soon, the girl learns that making new friends and being inclusive is more important than being the best. The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers is designed to give voice to what''s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, children will learn to name their emotions as they learn to read.

Join the Team! (Sunny Day)

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Join the Team! (Sunny Day)
Sunny Day and her friends enjoy a day playing soccer, but Lacey, determined to win at any cost, decides to cheat to get her way.

Trouble with Treasure (Undersea Mystery Club Book 2)

release date: Mar 17, 2020
Trouble with Treasure (Undersea Mystery Club Book 2)
The Undersea Mystery Club is going on a treasure hunt! In Book 2 of the series, Violet and Wally discover an old chest hidden in a sea cavern. In order to uncover who put it there and why, they''ll have to figure out how to open its rusty lock! The mystery of the hidden chest sends Violet and Wally on a deep dive into the history of Aquamarina. Along the way, they learn about the importance of staying connected to the past and the value of real treasures--like cherished memories with friends. After the adventure, readers can flip the to the back of the book to learn more about the job of a historian and follow instructions to create a time capsule of their own!

Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book (Nintendo)

release date: Jan 08, 2019
Animal Crossing Official Sticker Book (Nintendo)
Make your mark as mayor, design your home, and style your characters in this Nintendo Animal Crossing full-color activity book--plus stickers! Something is always happening in the world of Animal Crossing! Build the perfect place to live, design your home, travel to see your friends, and get busy in your very own town in this full-color activity book. With tons of awesome activities and over 800 stickers, Animal Crossing fans will love their new life!

Mermaids and Unicorns Coloring & Activity Book: 100 Things to Color and Do

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Mermaids and Unicorns Coloring & Activity Book: 100 Things to Color and Do
Explore the magical world of mermaids and unicorns with 100 fun activities for kids ages 4 to 8 Inspire kids to get creative as they go on an enchanting adventure through the land of mermaids and unicorns. This exciting book is full of beautiful coloring pages that will encourage kids to make their own artwork, plus tons of games, puzzles, and more for hours of entertainment! This mermaid and unicorn coloring book for kids includes: Fridge-worthy coloring pages--This book separates coloring pages with fun activities so no two coloring exercises are back to back, making the pages perfect for tearing out and displaying. Adorable artwork--Colorful activities and a cute illustration style will keep kids engaged and excited to keep exploring mystical mermaids and unicorns. A variety of activities--Children will have a blast with mazes, dot-to-dots, word searches, spot-the-difference puzzles, and other delightful exercises. Encourage kids to unleash their creativity, boost their artistic skills, and have fun with this unicorn and mermaid coloring book.

Reach for the Stars! (Shimmer and Shine)

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Reach for the Stars! (Shimmer and Shine)
"Based on the teleplay "Welcome to Zahramay Skies" by Robert and Michelle Lamoreaux.

Super Mario Coloring Book

release date: Jan 26, 2021
Super Mario Coloring Book
Celebrate Christmas together with your child by getting this awesome coloring book. Special Super Mario coloring book included a bunch of adorable illustrations. Let get this book and give it to your loved one to bring a meaningful Christmas holiday. More about this coloring book features: - High-quality illustrations to be suitable for kids of all ages. - A brilliant gift for dearest ones on Christmas for learning and having fun! - Each design is printed on a separate page to prevent bleed-through, you can color without worrying about the back being smudged. - Entertaining and suitable and for beginners as well as more advanced colorists - High-quality paper large 8.5"x11" size - provides plenty of space for playful, artistic creativity.

Mermaids!

release date: May 19, 2020
Mermaids!
Dive into an ocean of adventure--mermaid coloring and activities Wave hello to the wonderful underwater world of Sandcastle Kingdom! This enchanting choice in mermaid books will bring you hours of mermaid coloring and learning. Discover more than 50 pages of activities, games, and glimpses into life under the sea! Looking for mermaid books packed to the gills with fun? Discover a mermaid''s favorite hobbies, explore a shipwreck, swim with dolphins, and get creative with color. Tons of coloring pages alternate with games and puzzles galore. If you get stuck, there''s an answer key at the back of the book. Your new favorite among mermaid books includes: Aquatic activities--Explore mazes, word searches, dot-to-dots, and spot-the-difference puzzles you won''t find in other mermaid books--plus plenty of charming pictures to fill in. Meet the mermaids--Bright original illustrations bring your ocean friends to life so you can play games and go on adventures together. Flip the page--Find a treasure trove of activities on both sides of every page. Unlike other mermaid books for coloring, this one has sturdy paper that makes it easy to draw right in the book! When you''re fin-ished with this magical choice in mermaid books, you''ll be named an Honorary Citizen of Sandcastle Kingdom!

BRB I'm Going to Disneyland

release date: Jan 28, 2020
BRB I'm Going to Disneyland
Abby has lived in California for a whole year, but still finds it hard to fit in. Her closest friend, Mia, already has a best friend-who isn''t thrilled at the idea of their twosome becoming a threesome. To complicate matters, Abby has a crush on Mia''s brother''s best friend, but he doesn''t seem to know she exists. Over the course of the annual 8th grade trip to Disneyland-one epic day filled with misunderstandings, miscommunications, and mixed messages-the group of friends break up, make up, and ultimately end up stronger than ever. With a magical mix of Disney moments and realistic tween friendship, this novel told entirely in texts, emails, and social media posts is perfect for reluctant readers.

The Puzzling Paintings (Undersea Mystery Club Book 3)

release date: Oct 06, 2020
The Puzzling Paintings (Undersea Mystery Club Book 3)
When graffiti starts appearing on buildings all over Aquamarina, Violet and Wally follow the clues to find the culprit! In Book 3 of the series, join the Undersea Mystery Club as they explore the ocean to help their aquatic friends! It''s the first day of school, and Violet can''t wait to see all of her friends. But after a mysterious blob of paint appears on the school building, Violet and her best friend Wally get to work looking for clues. Soon, the sleuths find themselves not only solving a mystery, but helping out the last person in Aquamarina they''d expect . . . After the adventure, readers can turn to the back of the book to find STEAM facts about famous artists who incorporated nature, math, and science into their works!

Safety First! (Peppa Pig: Level 1 Reader)

release date: Aug 28, 2018
Safety First! (Peppa Pig: Level 1 Reader)
Peppa Pig and her class learn all about safety in this Level 1 reader with stickers, based on the hit Nick Jr. TV show!

Mario Time! (Nintendo)

release date: Jul 03, 2018
Mario Time! (Nintendo)
An activity book based on the Super Mario video games includes puzzles, mazes, word scrambles, and hidden codes.

This Makes Me Silly

release date: Jun 12, 2018
This Makes Me Silly
In This Makes Me Silly, a little girl and her brother go with their family to the zoo, only to find that they can''t stop laughing! Between making funny monkey faces and stretching their arms for elephant trunks, it''s no wonder they snort out their milk at lunch. The little girl doesn''t see any harm in her silliness at first, but when she scares an animal by shouting and banging on the glass, she learns that there''s a time and place to be silly (like at the zoo playground), and a time and place to be calm (when animals are sleeping). The Dealing with Feelings series of early readers are designed to give voice to what’s brewing inside. Through short, simple text and repetitive observational phrases, the child will learn to name their emotions as they also learn to read.

Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem

release date: May 15, 2018
Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem
In Violet and the Eggplant Painting Problem, Professor Sage holds a contest between the young Bloomers, where each must choose their favorite vegetable to grow and care for. Here, young readers are introduced to the character of Violet, a painter who loves purple. So of course she chooses to grow eggplants, and decides to make paintings of them to track their progress. But she runs into a problem—there’s no more purple paint! Violet quickly learns that she can gather blackberries to make her own purple paint, and she is able to paint her vegetables after all. Bloomers Island Garden of Stories picture books take young readers and listeners to Bloomers Island to experience the world of plants, flowers, and gardens through lively stories and lush illustrations.

Problem at the Playground (Undersea Mystery Club Book 1)

release date: Oct 08, 2019
Problem at the Playground (Undersea Mystery Club Book 1)
Dive into adventure with Violet the mermaid and Wally the narwhal as they solve the mystery of the disappearing playground! From Epic! Originals, Undersea Mystery Club is a fun, inspiring series about curious friends who work together to uncover the truth--learning lots along the way! It''s an exciting day in Aquamarina! The entire community has gathered for the opening of a new playground. But when the equipment falls apart because some of the pieces have vanished, it''s up to a mermaid named Violet and her best friend, Wally the narwhal, to solve the mystery of what happened. After the adventure, explore fun facts about ocean science and civil engineering included at the back of the book!

Aurora's Story

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Aurora's Story
Disney Princess Aurora tells her story in her own words in this beautifully-illustrated full-color storybook based on Walt Disney''s Sleeping Beauty. And Princess Aurora stars in the live-action theatrical release of Maleficent 2 in theaters October 18th 2019.

Aurora's Story (Disney Princess)

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Aurora's Story (Disney Princess)
An 8x8 storybook featuring Disney Princess Aurora from Walt Disney''s Sleeping Beauty--star of Maleficent 2, in theaters October 18th 2019! Disney Princess Aurora tells her story in her own words in this beautifully-illustrated full-color storybook based on Walt Disney''s Sleeping Beauty. Girls and boys ages 3 to 7 will enjoy this full-color storybook--as well as the bonus stickers and card game! And Princess Aurora stars in the live-action theatrical release of Maleficent 2--in theaters October 18th 2019. The Disney Princess franchise dreams, creates and celebrates the most magical adventures, each woven around a relatable, empowered heroine who delights everyone and inspires Girls to realize their full potential.

Bloomers Island: The Great Garden Party

release date: Jan 16, 2018
Bloomers Island: The Great Garden Party
The popular Bloomers Island! gardening kits and online world blossom in a playful, beautifully illustrated new book aimed at getting kids to love everything about nature. Join the Bloomers on a whimsical adventure as they attend a magical boarding school on Bloomers Island. As Pete Moss, Rosey Posey, Big Red, Violet, and their friends prepare for the Great Garden Party, they learn about gardening, healthy eating, and caring for the environment. The treehouse school is held by the arms of Mr. Banyan, a tree about to celebrate his 200th birthday. His birthday party is filled with fun games that teach the curious students that gardening is not at all boring or hard--that it''s actually really fun!

The Lion King

release date: Jan 01, 2019
The Lion King
Simba is the lion cub who will one day become king, but his Uncle Scar has other plans.

The Great Egg Race! (Nella the Princess Knight)

release date: Jan 02, 2018
The Great Egg Race! (Nella the Princess Knight)
Nella and Sir Garrett race Sir Blaine up Pink Polka-Dotted Mountain to try to witness a Pink Polka-Dotted Mountain Dragon egg hatch.

The Legend of Zelda Official Sticker Book (Nintendo)

release date: Jan 02, 2018
The Legend of Zelda Official Sticker Book (Nintendo)
Fans of Nintendo''s classic Legend of Zelda games are sure to love this full-color activity book featuring Link, Princess Zelda, and their adventures in Hyrule. Includes more than 800 stickers. Full color. Consumable.
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