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About Sue Fliess
Sue Fliess ("fleece") is the award-winning, bestselling author of Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket, How to Trap a Leprechaun, Mary Had a Little Lab, and dozens of other children's books, including Rumble and Roar, the Beatrice Bly's Rules for Spies series, the Kid Scientist series, the Magical Creatures and Crafts series, and many Little Golden Books. Her books have sold over 850k copies worldwide and have been translated into many languages. Her background is in copywriting, PR and marketing, and she's contributed to O Magazine, HuffPo, Writer's Digest, & more. Fliess has also written for Walt Disney. Her books have received honors from SCBWI, been named to ALA Notable lists, many "Best Of" lists, have been used in school curricula, museum educational programs, and included in Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in the US and Australia. She's a member of SCBWI & Children's Book Guild of DC. She does school visits and speaking engagements and lives with her family and two yellow labs in Virginia. Visit her at www.suefliess.com.
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Board me ship upon the sea!
Not a pirate? Don't know how?
Ye can learn to be one now!
Little landlubbers get to earn their sea legs on a pirate ship amidst the goofiest pirates ever. There's lingo to learn (Gangway! Blimey! Yo-ho-ho!), a pirate look to choose (Pick a parrot for your arm. Every pirate's lucky charm!), and most importantly, pirate rules to learn (No more toothpaste! Farewell, bath! Once ye choose the pirate path!).This rollicking read-aloud will be a hit among boys, girls, and parents alike!
Classes start this afternoon . . .
I’ll become a gymnast soon!
Mommy helps me brush my hair
and find a leotard to wear.
So begins a young girl's love of gymnastics. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a delightful introduction to the excitement of taking gymnastics lessons and being in the gym doing headstands, cartwheels, rhythmic gymnastics, and more! Written by Sue Fliess, the author of the Little Golden Books I'm a Ballerina! and I'm a Figure Skater!
Robots are everywhere in this bright and funny board book – and preschoolers are going to love it! Whether up in space, beneath the seas, or even under couches, award-winning illustrator Bob Staake’s bold and colorful bots make this book a must have.
For more Bob Staake books, be sure to read:
I’m a Bulldozer
I’m a Truck
I’m a Monster Truck
Beachy and Me
My Pet Book
Being a princess requires many skills, and now thanks to Little Golden Books, there is a way to learn them all. Join little Claire as she spends the day with a real princess, learning everything from how to boogie at the palace balls to helping those in need. Full of colorful illustrations and a playful rhyming story, children will be sure to give this delightful story a royal reception.
I’m the princess in this town.
That’s my castle. Here’s my crown. . . .
So begins a day in the life of a bubbly show dog as she prepares to win her next trophy. Mani, pedi, dental care!/Silky ribbons for my hair . . . it’s all in a day’s work for a puppy princess!
Beatrice Bly isn't just a spy.
She's a super spy.
She knows all the rules.
She sneaks. She observes.
She follows the clues to find the culprit.
But when the class hamster, Edgar, goes missing, will Beatrice's spy training be enough to find out what happened?
Clever and determined, Beatrice Bly will win over young sleuths, teaching them problem solving and deduction skills as they scramble to figure out the case alongside her.
This fun rhyming story lists all the bugs you can imagine—creep bugs, climb bugs, sticky-slime bugs! Discover the vast world of insects in this photo-filled book.
First I wobble, hold the wall.
Coach says it's okay to fall.
Though I'm still a bit unsteady,
I let go. I'm feeling ready.
So begins a young girl's love of figure skating. This rhyming Little Golden Book is a delightful introduction to skating lessons and a first skating competition. Perfect for all young skaters, or even fans who enjoy watching Olympic skating events. Written by Sue Fliess, the author of the bestselling Little Golden Book I'm a Ballerina! and illustrated by Nina Mata, the artist behind Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez's bestselling picturebook.
Let’s build…a fort! Grab a pencil, draw the plans. We’ll construct it with our hands. Dad and son hit the hardware store. And then they start to build! Raise the walls up, hoist that beam. Real construction takes a team! When they’re all done, they’ll have the coolest fort ever!
Explore the ocean with marine biologists as they observe a pod of whales.
Maggie is a marine biologist. She and her team study all the living things in the ocean. Today is an exciting day: after months of research, the team is diving into the water with a traveling group of whales to record their songs and learn more about how whales communicate.
Angie Karcher's Best in Rhyme Award 2019
A funny, modern take on a classic nursery rhyme featuring a crafty, science-minded girl.
Mary is an enterprising young inventor. One day she realizes she has no friends, so she decides a pet will do the trick. But the pet Mary wants isn't one she can easily buy...so she makes one—and it's a sheep, of course! Soon Mary, her sheep, and her new invention gain her popularity and friends. But when she starts making sheep for her new friends, chaos abounds.
Enjoy nature in every season—and take care of it.
From leaves falling to become fertilizer, to raindrops helping to bring plants to life in the spring, the cycle of every season has something to enjoy. While delighting in all nature has to offer, we need to remember to respect and treasure the world around us. This charming rhyming story follows the change in seasons and illustrates how we can all be good stewards to the Earth.