Books by Scholastic Inc.

LET'S GO, CONSTRUCTION TRUCKS! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 26, 2019

"Other books cover the same ground. Still, the interactive possibilities, salient information, and predictable text make this title road ready for the sandbox set. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Active toddlers will quickly figure out how to make the interactive wheels on this board book spin in tandem. Read full book review >
LOOK WHO'S MOOING! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 29, 2019

"A durable farm visit for children at the 'point, hear, and name' stage. (Novelty board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A duckling's search for a favorite "farm sound" invites toddlers to choose their own from a pressure-sensitive gallery of 10 animal calls. Read full book review >
LOOK WHO'S TALKING by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"This book struggles to do too much at once, and as a result, it buries the illustrations of the signs, arguably the most valuable part. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
A lift-the-flap and press-the-button board book that includes photographs alongside illustrations of 25 words with baby signs. Read full book review >
BEEP BEEP ROBOT!  by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Sure to get a toddler's gears turning, in more ways than one. (Board book. 18 mos-5)"
Mechanics made easy for pint-sized engineers. Read full book review >
SLIDE AND FIND DINOSAURS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"Although toddlers and preschoolers may enjoy the sliders, this book doesn't establish an impressive identity as either a counting book or a book about dinosaurs. (Board book. 2-4)"
This board book features dinosaurs, interactive sliders, and the numbers one through 10. Read full book review >
TRUCKS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"An excellent introduction to an evergreen topic. (Board book. 9-18 mos.)"
Little ones learn about trucks. Read full book review >
FIRST WORDS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"While an admirable effort to give toddlers what they love, this and its companions are overly busy and prove that less is more with young children. (Board book. 1-3) "
In this primer of common words for toddlers to learn, there are flaps to lift, textures to feel, and photos to name. Read full book review >
WRITE AND WIPE COUNTING by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 30, 2016

"A tablet of primary-ruled paper with a variety of writing implements will do the same job while also encouraging creativity. (Board book. 3-5)"
Home-schoolers will love this—for a minute. Read full book review >
OPPOSITES by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"While the physical item is well-designed for little hands, the lessons on opposites get lost in the clutter. (Board book. 1-3)"
An interactive board book designed to teach the concept of opposites. Read full book review >
LET'S GO TO THE FIREHOUSE by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Firefighter fans will flock to this one. Get ready for repeat reads. (Board book. 1-4)"
Learn your way around the fire station with this simple board-book introduction. Read full book review >
CARRY AND LEARN SHAPES by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"An active introduction to an important concept. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
An interactive board book with ambitious educational goals for toddlers introduces five basic shapes with textures, a slider, and flaps, plus sturdy tabbed pages to make page turning easy for little fingers. Read full book review >
TOUCH AND FEEL ABC by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A sweet if fragile introduction to the building blocks of words. (Board book. 2-3)"
The ABCs come to life in a touch-and-feel book. Read full book review >
LOOK WHO'S TALKING! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. (Board book. 1-3)"
A lift-the-flap, press-the-button, sign-the-word novelty board book. Read full book review >
TRACE, LIFT, AND LEARN by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A serviceable introduction to an important step in a child's education. (Board book. 2-4)"
Little readers get their fingers all over the ABCs. Read full book review >
TOUCH AND FEEL BABY ANIMALS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Even for babies, the animal world should not be reduced to one image, one sound, and one texture per creature. Nature is not so simple or so dull. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
Pictures of baby animals are complemented by tactile elements in this interactive board book. Read full book review >
CARRY AND LEARN NUMBERS by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 26, 2015

"A sophisticated yet appropriately simple design and appealing illustrations make this one a good choice for caregivers looking to introduce numbers and counting in an entertaining and interactive environment. (Board book. 1-3)"
An interactive book of numbers features numerals one through five and an accompanying cast of zoo animals. Read full book review >
MY MOMMY by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 25, 2014

"Unlikely to win Peppa any new admirers, but her steadfast fans will be pleased as punch with this paean to Mummy Pig. (Board book. 2-5)"
Peppa Pig, of British TV and Nick Jr. fame, celebrates all the wonderful things about her mommy. Read full book review >
MY BACKPACK! by Scholastic Inc.
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 25, 2013

"While a clever idea, as young children are often obsessed with bags and packs, parents wishing to avoid the overt marketing ploy should seek another title. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
A branded lift-the-flap offering featuring five Skip Hop animal backpacks. Read full book review >
IPAD BOOK APPS

Based on the 2005 board book, this Scholastic "Touch and Tilt" app retains the print version's sweetness and soothing tone. Told in simple, declarative rhymes ("I love your fingers / and toes / your ears / and nose"), the story is illustrated by images of a young boy and his adored teddy bear in various situations and emotional states. Adding to the mix, the iPad version features brief animations and sound on each page—one for the boy and one for the teddy bear when each are tapped. There are also animations activated by tilting the iPad clockwise and counter-clockwise, typically making the duo sway to and fro. The tilting animations sometimes get in the way of the touch animations, creating a delayed-reaction effect that may cause some frustration for its target toddler audience. Not every animated illustration works, stylistically; it's doubtful any fans of the book were clamoring to see the gentle bear do a headspin, for instance. But the app features calm narration, tinkling background music and illustrations so soft and fluffy they could be confused for high-thread-count bedding. Even the two-touch/two-tilt animations per page are reassuringly consistent. It's practically a sleeping aid in story app form. That's no knock; it's just fine for parents of restless readers at bedtime. (iPad storybook app. 18 mo.-5)Read full book review >
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: OCEANS by Joanna Cole
CHILDREN'S

Ms. Frizzle, the adventurous science teacher who takes her students on memorable field trips, makes the leap to the iPad in an app that feels as crowded and full of activity as the ocean floor. But its impressive amount of educational content (lots of facts, lots of photos, videos and games) and the story's off-hand, casual approach make it a successful intersection of learning and entertainment. Dialogue—even jokey speech bubbles and the boasts of a beach lifeguard—is all spoken out loud when tapped. As the bus turns into a submarine and Ms. Frizzle's eager (yet captive) students hit the water, the sea's inhabitants are presented in a series of projection-screen pages that pull down and offer short videos or photos with information about a species. For instance, "An adult flounder fish has both eyes on one side of its head!" There's also a matching game reminiscent of Tetris, a mini-microscope game and more interactive toys to play with. Unfortunately, it's not always clear how some of the games work or why some animals on a story page can be clicked on for more information but not others. For all its impressive material, it sometimes feels inconsistently designed and frustrating to actually use, especially for younger readers. The Frizz seems a natural for the medium, though, and this is a promising first adventure. (iPad informational app. 4-10)Read full book review >