A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Tanglewood
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 1933718773

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A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon Excerpt :

During the last 20 years, parents and teachers have passed along the secret of the Kissing Hand to children facing first days of kindergarten, first grade, and other separations. Now younger children can get in on Mama Raccoon's secret and find comfort in A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon, a board-book adaptation of the original picture book. Chester could feel his mother's kiss leap straight into his heart. "With a Kissing Hand," said Chester's mom, "We'll never be apart." "Just press your hand upon your cheek and feel that loving glow. It's Mommy saying, 'I love you,' wherever you may go." The Kissing Hand has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents. A Kissing Hand for Chester Raccoon conveys the heart of the story in rhyming verse, perfect for read-aloud and easy for even the little ones to remember and recite. With illustrations by Barbara Gibson that capture the warmth and beauty of the original artwork, toddlers now share in the benefits from Mrs. Raccoon's secret for making a child feel safe and secure.

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718439

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Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories Excerpt :

Chester Raccoon's good friend Skiddel Squirrel has had an accident and will not be returning - ever. Chester is upset that he won't get to play with his friend anymore. Mrs. Raccoon suggests that Chester and his friends create some memories of Skiddel, so that they will have good memories when they miss him. Chester, his brother Ronny, and their friends decide to gather at the pond, where they combine their memories and create a touching celebration of their friend's life. Many young children must face the loss of loved ones or the need to attend a funeral. This sweet story will help children to understand the positive purpose behind memorial services and how "making memories" can provide cheer and comfort when missing an absent loved one.

The Kissing Hand Book
Score: 4.5
From 51 Ratings

The Kissing Hand


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718361

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The Kissing Hand Excerpt :

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718668

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A Bedtime Kiss for Chester Raccoon Excerpt :

The sun is up, it's time for little Chester Raccoon to go to bed, but he is frightened by the shadows the sun is creating on the walls. Mrs. Raccoon soothes him with a Kissing Hand, and he is able to go to sleep. This sweet and decidedly unscary board book is both a light-hearted way to calm children's fears at bedtime, along with a gentle introduction to Chester Raccoon and the Kissing Hand for the younger child. Funny illustrations will gentle the scary-looking shadows in a bedroom.

Ultimate Character Guide  Pikmi Pops  Book

Ultimate Character Guide Pikmi Pops


  • Author : Jenne Simon
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338335996

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Ultimate Character Guide Pikmi Pops Excerpt :

The ULTIMATE collector's guide for all the Pikmi Pops characters! Pikmi Pops are the cutest collectible plush characters from Moose Toys, the creators of Shopkins!This guidebook is packed with fun facts about over 100 Pikmi Pops characters -- and these Pops are just full of surprises! Whose favorite treat is cotton candy cornflakes? Who is an expert deep-sea diver? Which Pikmi Pop is the MOST adorable? That last one is for you to decide -- read about all of them here!

A Pocket Full of Kisses Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

A Pocket Full of Kisses


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718408

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A Pocket Full of Kisses Excerpt :

In this tender sequel to the New York Times bestseller and children's classic The Kissing Hand, Audrey Penn provides parents with another tale of love and reassurance to share with their children. Chester Raccoon has a baby brother—and the baby brother is taking over his territory. When Chester sees his mother give his baby brother a Kissing Hand—his Kissing Hand—he is overcome with sadness, but Mrs. Raccoon soothes his fears with her own special brand of wisdom, finding just the right way to let Chester know he is deeply loved. Brought to life by Barbara Leonard Gibson's warm illustrations, this story is perfect for families who are adjusting to all the changes new members can bring.

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-05-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939100122

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Chester Raccoon and the Almost Perfect Sleepover Excerpt :

"Are we almost there?" Chester Raccoon asked his mother. Chester is excited about going to his very first sleepover. After his mother drops him off at Pepper Opossum's house with a Kissing Hand in his palm, Chester and his animal friends have a long day of playing games and eating snacks. But when the animals decide to bed down, Chester can't go to sleep. While his Kissing Hand has kept him from getting scared, he isn't in his own bedroom, and he misses his family. When Chester returns home, Mrs. Raccoon welcomes her little cub and reassures him that his home is always there when he needs it. Young readers will enjoy reading about the party fun and take comfort when Chester finds himself in a situation they can relate to.

A Kiss Goodbye Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A Kiss Goodbye


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718415

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A Kiss Goodbye Excerpt :

Moving is hard on everyone, but especially children. Chester Racoon, whom readers have come to know and love through the New York Times bestseller The Kissing Hand, and its sequel, A Pocket Full of Kisses, is facing another dilemma common to the lives of many children; he and his family are moving. Young readers will love the way Chester says goodbye to his old home and learns that there are some exciting aspects to his new home.

Bye Bye Time Book

Bye Bye Time


  • Author : Elizabeth Verdick
  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-08-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781575427850

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Bye Bye Time Excerpt :

An award-winning author/illustrator team offers a fresh look at the times and transitions all toddlers face daily, giving young children the tools to handle routines with confidence and cooperation. Being dropped off at childcare or cared for by a baby-sitter means saying good-bye to Mom or Dad—and for many toddlers, bye-bye is a big deal. This gentle book helps ease the transition with simple rituals: hugs and kisses, a big wave, a deep breath, and the confidence to seek comfort with the new caregiver or other children. Toddlers learn that good-bye isn’t forever, it’s just for a while. Part of the Toddler Tools series, Bye-Bye Time can be shared before (or during) the desired “time,” or whenever toddlers need encouragement with routines. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

Chester the Raccoon Doll Book

Chester the Raccoon Doll


  • Author : Audrey (CRT) Penn
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1579822096

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Chester the Brave Book

Chester the Brave


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Tanglewood Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718798

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Chester the Brave Excerpt :

A young raccoon learns the meaning of bravery and a method for overcoming his fears.

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

A Color Game for Chester Raccoon


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718705

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A Color Game for Chester Raccoon Excerpt :

In this new Kissing Hand board book, Audrey Penn brings us more maternal wisdom to solve another of early childhood's little issues. Whether on a trip, in a restaurant or a store, children can become bored and fussy. Chester's Favorite Game provides an activity that will entertain young children anywhere -- finding things in many colors: white, blue, yellow, red, orange, brown, and black.

Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night  Book

Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night


  • Author : Steven J. Simmons
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-10-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781580895217

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Where Do Creatures Sleep at Night Excerpt :

Animals sleep, just like you! But where? And how? Let's take a look at what creatures do / when you are asleep and the day is through . . . We're used to seeing animals during the day, but where and how do they sleep at night? From butterflies to bees and frogs to fish, from birds to horses and squirrels to bunnies, plus cats and dogs, this sweet book in rhyme shows kids where animals bed down while kids are also asleep. Following a brother and sister on a farm where all the animals can be found, this book teaches and delights!

I Love You All Day Long Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

I Love You All Day Long


  • Author : Francesca Rusackas
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2004-12-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060502782

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I Love You All Day Long Excerpt :

Owen's anxious question prompts this heartwarming, comforting tale of how a parent's love stays with a child whether they are together or apart -- all day long.

Argyle Fox Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Argyle Fox


  • Author : Marie LeTourneau
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-20
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781939100108

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Argyle Fox Excerpt :

Argyle Fox, with his signature style, wants to play outside on a springtime day, but the wind is wreaking havoc with his fun and games. As soon as he builds a card tower, climbs into a giant spider web, or takes up his pirate sword, here comes the wind: Woosh! Mama Fox tells grumpy Argyle that if he thinks long enough, he will come up with something to do. Following his mother's suggestion and inspired by her knitting, he works all the pieces of his day together and creates the perfect solution. The story of Argyle teaches that failure is often a path to success and celebrates perseverance, creative thinking, and an old-fashioned springtime activity.