Little Genius Books is an independent publisher of children’s books, specializing in creating high-quality, affordable content. We are forward-thinking and on trend, with an eye for the perfect illustrations and an ear for engaging storytelling. Publishing a diverse range of board books, picture books, activity books, nonfiction, novelty and more, our philosophy is to offer fresh design, innovative formats, and compelling content so children everywhere can laugh, learn and be captivated.
From Bestselling Illustrator Katy Hudson!
A Heartwarming Picture Book About the Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship
Elephant and Mouse’s friendship starts off strong. Elephant helps Mouse reach his stuck kite, and in turn, Mouse give Elephant a hand finding his coin . . . and they form an instant bond. Yay! New friendships can be so much fun! But what happens when you’re so different from each other? What happens when Mouse and Elephant sit on a seesaw? Or when Mouse tries to push Elephant on the swing? These two new friends realize that being so different can make friendship difficult. But just when they are about to give their friendship “a rest,” something amazing happens that changes everything! This beautiful rhyming picture book from bestselling illustrator Katy Hudson allays children’s fears about feeling different when making new friends—showing how common interests can bridge any discouragement, distance, or difference!
With super-simple concepts about the sun, planets, comets, and more, each spread features rhyming text that delights while it instructs. With the sun as your guide, meet Mercury, Venus, Earth, and the rest of the planet gang, as you travel further and further to the outer reaches of the solar system. Each planet has one funny identifying feature that will help kids remember a fascinating fact about it. For instance, Earth is wearing goggles. Why? Because it has lots and lots of water! Little Genius Solar System reads like a fun story, making it the perfect introduction to our night sky for young astronomers.
With gently rhyming text and engaging illustrations, Hello! Hometown Heroes introduces young readers to the people in our neighborhoods who make our lives safer, cleaner, and better. From the mail carrier and sanitation workers to firefighters, doctors, nurses, and more, the text succinctly describes what each hero does, and then provides children the opportunity to say "hello" to them. The final spread shows the whole town with each hero doing what they do . . . along with a simple act of heroism the child performs--proving that all you need to be an everyday hero is a little bit of kindness and thoughtfulness.
Digger thinks he can lift like a crane, carry like a forklift, dump like a dump truck, and push like a bulldozer. But, when he tries to do everyone else’s jobs, he creates a crazy chaotic construction site! The silly, rhyming story gently introduces the concept of cooperation, as well as the message that the best way to show up in the world is as yourself!
This silly and informative sports book features the soccer match of the century: the Giraffes vs. the Zebras! While introducing children to basic soccer terms (goalie, net, free kick, and more.) Goal! tells the exciting story of two teams battling it out on the pitch. With an all-animal cast (including a sheep ref!), kids will delight in the action-packed pages; fun, rhyming text; and the exciting conclusion as time expires and the Giraffe's have one last chance to win the game!
This charming, illustrated sports book for toddlers features the game of the year: the Cows vs. the Bears! Each spread introduces baseball terms, gear, players, and umps within the context of the story of a nine-inning game between all-animal teams. Read along as the Cow shortstop leaps for an inning-ending catch, a Bear runner slides home . . . “Safe!” . . . all culminating in a bottom-of-the-ninth showdown that is the epitome of a never-to-be-forgotte classic!
This fun, informative, and action-packed illustrated sports book for toddlers features the game of the year: the Penguins vs. the Otters! Each spread introduces hockey terms, gear, players, and referees within the context of the story of a 3-period game between all-animal teams. Read along as the two teams face off, flick the puck across the ice, check each other (safely!) and even get penalties. Who’s going to win? It will all be decided by a last-minute power play!
From drawing houses with crayons to building with Legos and blocks, children are born architects! Each spread in Little Genius Architect's features one or more amazing buildings or architectural feats, such as the Taj Mahal, the Chrysler Building, the Great Wall of China, the Parthenon, the Sydney Opera House, the Great Mosque of Djenné, and more!!! Also, a few terms such as Gothic and Art Deco are introduced. With dynamic artwork by illustrator and architect Jomike Tejido, children will enjoy reading and re-reading this educational and fun book!
A child's fascination with dinosaurs is unparalleled, and who doesn't know a small kid who can't say her own last name, but will correct you if you mispronounce diplodocus? Little Genius Dinosaurs is the book for those kids. Featuring enjoyable, rhythmic text; fun facts; and a new dinosaur on every spread, this is the perfect first book for the curious archaeologist in every child.
With super-simple explanations about rain, wind, humidity, storms, the seasons, and more, Little Genius: Weather presents just the right amount of information for little learners. Children will love following along as a cute, smiling cloud guides them through simple weather events and explains what causes them using simple, rhyming text. Each spread also features a fun fact for kids who are ready to learn even more!
A fantastic and age-appropriate journey around the world for our youngest explorers!
Meet North America, Europe, and the rest of the continents in this silly and informative introduction to Earth for little learners with big imaginations!
Ten of the most popular and easiest-to-find constellations in the night sky are featured with beautiful illustrations that show the stars as well as a cute rendering of the animal or person it represents. Fun, rhyming text introduces the ancient Greek or Roman character most often associated with the constellation, and fun facts on each spread include basic information about where and when to find them.
With simple, rhyming text, It's Computer Time follows along as two classmates actively learn with a computer--turning it on, using the mouse, dragging and dropping, and even dancing. Written with preschool curriculum vocabulary in mind, each page features one or more technology term, such as Internet, icon, keyboard, app, delete, spacebar, and more, all of which are then simply defined on the last spread. The story is relatable and entertaining, all while showcasing responsible and engaging use of the technology involved.
With simple rhyming text, this book follows along as two classmates watch their old school get torn down and the new one get built. Written with preschool curriculum vocabulary words in mind, each page features one or more engineering terms, such as demolish, excavator, debris, architect, foundation, pulley, and more, all of which are defined on the last spread. Relatable and entertaining, the story ends with the classmates walking in their new building for the first day of school while waving goodbye to the construction workers!
With bright, energetic illustrations, and simple, rhyming text, Visiting the Orchestra follows Emma and John as they visit an orchestra during practice. They hold their ears as the musicians tune their instruments, watch in awe as the conductor takes her place at the head of the orchestra, and listen as each instrument gets a chance to play . . . culminating in a tap of the baton . . . What’s that sound everyone hears? The most lovely melody fills the hall. And it’s music to our ears!
So begins this classic nursery rhyme adventure, where not only does Fuzzy lack hair, but also the courage to play with his animal friends! So, he sits alone in his cave trying on wigs. That is, until Wacky Quacky comes along to introduce him to all the other animals in order to show him that what makes us different is exactly what makes us amazing!
Follow along as, once the sun comes back up for Itsy Bitsy, his caterpillar friends play leap frog in the trees, ladybugs play hide-and-seek, a beetle builds a swimming pool for his ant friends, and busy bees jump rope with a worm. There are giggles a-plenty as each page offers new surprises and super silly situations.
When four kittens wish to be closer to Twinkle, they devise different contraptions to launch them up, up, up in the sky! When their ideas don’t work, the kittens and Twinkle learn a valuable lesson about what it means to be a friend. At once hilarious and endearing, this magical edition turns the classic rhyme into a fun and unforgettable story.
It’s Christmas Eve at the farm, and all the animals are taking turns sneaking out of the barn. At the old pine tree, they make an animal ladder. But why? The delightful answer to that question makes this an instant classic. Featuring an amazing vertical spread of all the animals teetering next to a giant pine tree, simple counting fun, and delightful rhyming text, Barnyard Christmas will warm readers’ hearts as they giggle all the way!
Noah's Ark is every child’s favorite Bible story, and this new board book features vibrant and contemporary illustrations—a new, wonderful look for this enduring tale. This modern retelling will fascinate young children while providing them with the basics of the timeless tale complete with the themes of faith and God’s undying love for all of creation. It’s a story kids will want to experience over and over again.
It’s Christmas Eve, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring . . . except for the Little Piggy, who runs out the door because she knows Santa is coming! Soon all the other piggies are awake, causing enough mischief and mayhem to make this one visit that Santa won’t soon forget. This book captures all the anticipation and exuberant excitement of the holidays! Full of pure silliness and joy, children will relish in reading about five little piggies who are just as excited about Christmas as they are.
From pulling weeds to planting seeds and watering plants to keeping the bugs away, Grandma and granddaughter work together till harvest time. Then it’s back to the kitchen for a wonderful dinner . . . and of course, dessert. Featuring lush illustrations of lettuce, cabbage, peas, apricots, marigolds, cacti, tomatoes, peaches, and more, this simple journey from awe to understanding will become a treasured read-aloud for grandmothers and their grandchildren.
Hello, Baby! is a sweet story that perfectly captures the special feelings that arrive with a new baby, and which will welcome that bundle of joy into hearts and homes. It's a perfect read-aloud bedtime tale for all new parents to share with their little one. And, as a bonus, there's a special "To" and "From" personalization page as well as a page to insert your baby's photo, making this an ideal gift.
A story of belonging, resilience, and embracing our unique qualities. Jeffrey might have horns, a tail, and a long neck, but his stripy fur is causing quite the stir. Everyone knows that giraffes have spots! But if Jeffrey isn't a giraffe, what could he be? Lots of fun to read aloud, this charming and heartfelt picture book celebrates the joy of embracing who we are.
Jump into the driver's seat to enter a world of imaginative play! Vehicle drivers on a building site have a very important job. They are in charge of the big machines that mix, dig, and lift. Now, it's your turn to be the driver! I'm the Digger Driver puts the reader in charge with a dashboard design across the bottom of each page—children will love using their imagination to pretend to use the vehicle’s controls. The narrative is embedded with key early learning concepts, and each book ends with a sense of achievement as the task is completed.
Jump into the driver's seat to enter a world of imaginative play! Fire fighters have a very important job. They race in their fire engines to put out fires. Now, it's your turn to be the driver! I'm the Fire Engine Driver puts the reader in charge with a da shboard design across the bottom of each page—children will love using their imagination to pretend to use the vehicle’s controls. The narrative is embedded with key early learning concepts, and each book ends with a sense of achievement as the task is completed.
Jump into the driver's seat to enter a world of imaginative play! Vehicle drivers on a farm have a very important job. They are in charge of big machines that carry animals, lift hay bales, and harvest crops. I'm the Tractor Driver puts the reader in charge with a dashboard design across the bottom of each page—children will love using their imagination to pretend to use the vehicle’s controls. The narrative is embedded with key early learning concepts, and each book ends with a sense of achievement as the task is completed.
New friendships can be so much fun! But what happens when you’re so different from each other? This beautiful picture book from bestselling illustrator Katy Hudson allays children’s fears about feeling different when making new friends—showing how common interests can bridge any discouragement, distance, or difference!
“Baby, baby, it’s time for sleep!” “I’m not a baby! I’m a racer! BEEP, BEEP! …So begins a delightful game of cat and mouse between a mom and her son. Each time Mom tries to put the child to sleep, he turns into a different imaginary character: a race car driver, a pirate, a superhero, and more! These characters have important jobs to do and don’t have time for sleep! And this little boy definitely does not want to go to sleep, no matter how tired he gets!
This Classical Music Sound Book series introduces our youngest music lovers to world famous composers with whimsical illustrations and 6 magical sound buttons to experience the joy of their music! Children will giggle over the silly illustrations as well as love pushing the sound buttons over and over again.
Boost your problem-solving skills! These brights, bold, and FLUORESCENT puzzles and activities will spark your creative brain, stretch that math muscle, and nurture a love of logic. Brain Boosters contains mazes, pattern sequences, math problems, dot-to-dots, wordsearches, matching games, quizzes, spot the difference, and much more! BONUS: There are lots of fascinating facts, too!
Young paleontologists will take a fascinating look at the history and evolution of dinosaurs. Featuring incredibly realistic illustrations of flying reptiles, giant dinosaurs, marine dinosaurs, and more, the Big Book of Dinosaurs explores the mighty creatures that once ruled the Earth.
Take a fascinating journey through Earth's geological history and the appearance and evolution of life. Planet Earth includes over 150 colorful photos and illustrations as well as a wealth of intriguing and engaging information about our home planet and the events that shaped its story.
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