New Release Books by Douglas Florian

Douglas Florian is the author of Brush! Brush! Brush! (2022), Zoobilations! (2022), We Go to Shul (2021), Shabbat Shalom! (2021), Ice! Poems About Polar Life (2020) and other 107 books.

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Brush! Brush! Brush!

release date: Jul 05, 2022
Brush! Brush! Brush!
Smile wide and brush! brush! brush! in this rhyming board book that teaches little ones how to clean their teeth! Brushing teeth is fun! fun! fun! After dinner is done! done! done! Everyone needs to brush! brush! brush! their teeth-inside, outside, right, and left. Bright smiles and enthusiastic kids show toddlers the basics of tooth brushing in this bouncy read-aloud.

Zoobilations!

release date: Mar 29, 2022
Zoobilations!
Discover the poetry of the animal kingdom in this seriously silly picture book full of clever puns and curious illustrations by celebrated poet Douglas Florian. Come horse around and live out your ele-phant-asies in this utterly original collection of animal poems. From the s t r e t c h of a giraffe’s neck to the smooth skin of a naked mole rat, readers will see animals in a whole new way—and laugh like hyenas as they turn each pun-filled page.

We Go to Shul

release date: Aug 03, 2021
We Go to Shul
A family heads to synagogue together in a charming board book for little listeners with a rhyming text and child-friendly illustrations. A day of rest with which we're blessed. We all get dressed. It's Saturday, and one family is setting out to walk together to shul. Inside the synagogue, they all say hello to their friends and the rabbi, then listen and watch as the Torah is read and held aloft. Singing aloud with everyone else is fun! In a welcome addition for children of any faith, this simple, warmly illustrated story takes an inviting look at a weekly Jewish tradition.

Shabbat Shalom!

release date: Aug 03, 2021
Shabbat Shalom!
A family enjoys their weekly Sabbath dinner in a board book full of warm illustrations and a simple narration sure to appeal to young children. Shabbat shalom! We hurry home. Dressed in their best, a family lights the Shabbat candles. Then it's time to share a traditional meal with red wine and challah bread. After dinner, singing joyful songs has everyone feeling cozy and ready for bed. With a rhyming text and friendly illustrations, this inviting window into one family's celebration of the Jewish Sabbath is a welcome addition for young children of any faith.

Ice! Poems About Polar Life

release date: Dec 01, 2020
Ice! Poems About Polar Life
Funny poems paired with intriguing facts introduce young readers to the fascinating creatures that live in Earth's polar regions. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year! The remote North and South Poles-- which poet Douglas Florian calls our "Earth refrigerator"-- are home to a wide variety of unusual, rarely-seen creatures including caribou, penguins, ptarmigans, narwhals, and many more! Young readers will love learning about these polar denizens and the ways they've adapted to their cold, windy, frozen environments. Whimsical, colorful art and humorous poems introduce more than a dozen polar animals, and touch on the unique characteristics of the polar regions. Funny and educational, the book ends with an inspiring call to action about climate change, reminding us of our responsibility to take care of our planet. Ice! Poems About Polar Life explores key scientific concepts such as animal adaptation, biomes, global warming, and interdependence in poems filled with rhyme, rhythm, figurative language-- and a huge dose of humor! Artist and author Douglas Florian is well-known for combining poetry, art, and science in books that have wit, imagination, and an aesthetic sensibility. A Bank Street Best Childrens Book of the Year! The poems included are: The Polar Regions; Antarctica; Emperor Penguin; Arctic; The Tundra; Polar Bear; Blue Whale; Krill; Arctic Fox; Musk Ox; Walrus; Arctic Hare; Seals; Snowy Owl; Narwhal; Gray Wolf; Puffin; Ptarmigan; Wolverine; Caribou; Moose; Climate Change

Poem-mobiles

release date: Jan 07, 2020
Poem-mobiles
Presents thirteen poems about wacky, imaginative cars, including the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy," the "Bathtub Limousine," and the "High Heel Car."

Friends and Foes

release date: Jul 10, 2018
Friends and Foes
In the tradition of Shel Silverstein, celebrated picture book poet Douglas Florian offers an honest, touching, and often humorous collection of twenty-three poems about relationships—both good and bad! There are all kinds of friends—good friends, bad friends, old friends, new friends…even imaginary friends! This humorous, heartfelt, and refreshingly honest collection of poems explores the many facets of friendship with Douglas Florian’s signature sense of silliness and wit.

Pig and Cat Are Pals

release date: Jan 23, 2018
Pig and Cat Are Pals
Pig and Cat are pals who like to bike, swim, read, and make art together. One day Pig notices Dog, who has a very interesting kite. Pig and Dog play, and Cat feels neglected and lonely. But Pig and Dog are generous souls after all; and now Pig, Cat and Dog are pals . . . who skateboard and surf! Visually exciting art is executed with crayon and colored pencil on manila paper, in a style that is both sophisticated and childlike. Interesting details in the art add layers of storytelling.

The Curious Cares of Bears

release date: Aug 28, 2018
The Curious Cares of Bears
One family of bears does all their favorite things before it's time to hibernate for the winter in this follow-up to The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits by the award-winning author and illustrator team of Douglas Florian and Sonia Sánchez, now available as a board book! The cares of bears are curious indeed, as you will discover, if you care to read. Join a family of bears as they have all kinds of fun throughout the seasons! From climbing up trees and stealing honey to giving bear hugs and lazing in lakes, these bears have many curious cares. But when winter comes, it's time to hibernate. Can the cares of these bears wait until spring? The rhyming text makes this story a perfect read-along book for storytime!

Pig Is Big on Books

release date: Jul 15, 2015
Pig Is Big on Books
Pig loves to read. He's never without a big stack of books! He reads them one after another. His friends know they'll find him with his snout in a book, whether he's at home, on the bus or even at the beach. But one day, Pig has no books. He looks everywhere and can't find a single thing to read! Instead of panicking, Pig has a great idea. He knows just how to solve this problem . . . Pig will write his own book! An ideal book for the emergent reader. An I Like to Read(R) book. Guided Reading Level D.

Play! Play! Play!

release date: Feb 06, 2018
Play! Play! Play!
It's time to play! play! play! in this delightful board book! Let's go out and play! play! play! We'll have fun all day! day! day! This group of friends is ready for a fun-filled day! They have a race to see who wins first place, fly a plane, ride a train, play hide-and-seek, and much more. The rhyming text makes this the perfect readalong story!

How to Draw a Dragon

release date: Apr 14, 2015
How to Draw a Dragon
An inspiring how-to picture book by the award-winning creator of Dinothesaurus invites children to practice their dragon-drawing skills with an array of whimsical depictions of dragons singing, cycling, playing instruments and more. Simultaneous eBook.

Bath! Bath! Bath!

release date: Feb 06, 2018
Bath! Bath! Bath!
Bath time is fun! fun! fun! in this playful board book! Today we had such fun! fun! fun! But now the day is done! done! done! After a fun-filled day, it's time to go home and take a bath! From washing tiny toes and your little nose to making rubber ducky go quack! quack! quack!, bath time is fun! fun! fun! The rhyming text makes this the perfect read-along story to get little ones excited for bath time.

Poem Depot

release date: Feb 01, 2015
Poem Depot
A collection of sidesplitting nonsense poems by the award-winning creator of Beast Feast and Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs are accompanied by his signature giggle-inducing cartoon illustrations.

Guys Read: True Stories

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Guys Read: True Stories
Jon Scieszka's Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. Supports the Common Core State Standards

The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits

release date: Jan 16, 2018
The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits
Follow one family of rabbits as they do all their favorite things in this sweet, poetic story from award-winning author Douglas Florian, now in board book format! The habits of rabbits are many, not few, with plenty of things that they love to do! This lyrical story now follows a family of rabbits throughout the seasons as they have fun doing everyday things like digging holes, building snow rabbits, thumping their feet, and more. And at the end of the day, when it's time to say "goodnight," there is one habit of rabbits that's not to be missed. . . .

Lizards, Frogs, And Polliwogs

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Lizards, Frogs, And Polliwogs
From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun—and irresistible!

Flamingos Fly

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Flamingos Fly
Discover what these animals do in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Flamingos fly. Sailfish swim. Monkeys swing on a jungle gym! Discover what different animals do in this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian! Animals include flying flamingos, swimming sailfish, swinging monkeys, diving dolphins, soaring swallows, creeping starfish, digging prairie dogs, lunging lizards, plunging pelicans, jumping jaguars, leaping llamas, and sleeping sloths.

Shiver Me Timbers!

release date: Aug 28, 2012
Shiver Me Timbers!
A rollicking collection of pirate poems and illustrations features a motley assortment of scoundrels, scalawags and scurvy mates who engage in battles, treasure hunts and favorite pirate meals. By the award-winning author of Comet, Stars, the Moon and Mars.

Bears Are Big

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Bears Are Big
Discover animal opposites in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Bears are big. Bees are small. Shrews are short. Giraffes are tall. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, little ones can meet pairs of animals and discover how they're different! The pairs include bears/bees, shrews/giraffes, rhinos/tigers, turtles/snails, sloths/cheetahs, eels/tree frogs, hippos/butterflies, and ravens/doves.

Dinothesaurus

release date: Mar 20, 2012
Dinothesaurus
This book is full of dinosaurs, Both carnivores and herbivores. You'll find a big Iguanodon, As well as a clever Tro-o-don. There's Spinosaurus and T. rex, Plus plesiosaurs with giant necks, And others from an ancient age. Want to learn more? Then turn the page!

UnBEElievables

release date: Mar 06, 2012
UnBEElievables
The buzz is big for Douglas Florian’s new poetry collection about the unBEElieveably unique lives of honeybees—and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Come inside the honeycomb—a busy, buzzy, bee-filled home—and learn about the unexpected wonders of these tiny insects’ lifestyles, families, and communities. In fourteen funny, fact-filled honeybee poems and paintings, Douglas Florian explores the natural history of these often-unappreciated critters, revealing them to be a totally cool—and totally important—part of our ecosystem. Indeed, these buzzy bugs have been in the spotlight lately as wild bee populations are dwindling, honey prices are rising, and beekeeping has become a popular hobby.

Poem Runs

release date: Jan 01, 2012
Poem Runs
Collects a series of poems celebrating the sport of baseball, including poems on the pitcher, the first baseman, the umpire, and the fans.

Poetrees

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Poetrees
Seeds are sprouting, roots are spreading, and branches are swaying in this tree-mendous poetry collection. From coconut palms and bristlecone pines to baobabs and banyans, Douglas Florian explores the arboreal world with his signature wit and whimsy. Featuring a dynamic vertical format that illustrates the incredible heights and shapes of the trees, this book illuminates the natural history of these majestic beings as well as their unique and quirky characteristics.

Laugh-Eteria

release date: Jan 01, 2008
Laugh-Eteria
A collection of more than one hundred humorous poems on such topics as ogres, pizza, fear, school, dragons, trees, and hair.

Once I Was a Pollywog

release date: May 03, 2016
Once I Was a Pollywog
Discover what these baby animals become when they grow up in this sweet board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Once I was a pollywog, but now I am a frog. Once I was a piglet, but now I am a hog. In this fun, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, meet different baby animals and discover what they become when they grow up! The baby/adult pairs include: pollywog/frog; piglet/hog; cub/bear; leveret/hare; gosling/goose; calf/moose. And at the end, meet a little boy who will always be his mama's bundle of joy!

Comets, Stars, The Moon, And Mars

release date: Apr 01, 2007
Comets, Stars, The Moon, And Mars
Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space. From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere. Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.

Leap, Frog, Leap!

release date: May 03, 2016
Leap, Frog, Leap!
Join these animals as they leap, crawl, race, and sing in this playful board book by award-winning author Douglas Florian. Leap, frog, leap! Creep, caterpillar, creep! In this playful, rhyming story by award-winning author Douglas Florian, join these animals as they do what they do best! Watch a frog leap, a caterpillar creep, a rabbit race, a cheetah chase, a hen peck, a turtle trek, a sparrow sing, a monkey swing, a crab crawl, a crow call, a gull soar, a bear explore, a spider spin, a crocodile grin, and a chick peep! At the end, a child sleeps with all the animals surrounding him.

Bing Bang Boing

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Bing Bang Boing
A collection of more than 150 poems featuring such characters as Genny Glubber, who's fat like blubber; Mr. Giles, who has seven smiles; and little-naughty-nasty Ned, who glued his brother to the bed.

Handsprings

release date: Feb 28, 2006
Handsprings
A celebration of spring through poems and color paintings.
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