We have partnered with our friends at Vooks.com to bring you this collection of titles. Vooks is an interactive reading system that helps kids learn from stories, get along with others, and develop kindness and values. The Vooks way of learning fits in with our Familius habits of a happy family. We hope that you and your family will check out Vooks and browse the list of titles below to get a hardcopy of your favorite Vooks video story!
Unicorn is a unicorn. And Horse is, well . . . not.
Horse is brown. Horse is plain. And Horse can’t stand the unicorn he shares a pen with. Unicorn dances. Tra la la! Horse does not. Blah blah blah. But when robbers kidnap Unicorn for a local circus, what will Horse decide to do? Packed with forty-eight pages of hilarious illustrations and deadpan wit, Unicorn (and Horse) is a funny yet endearing lesson on envy with one important truth: We are sometimes unicorns. We are sometimes horses. And happiness doesn’t always come from pink cupcakes for breakfast.
by David Miles
Donut cars. Donut trains. Donuts do not make good planes.
In this hilarious ode to the treat with a hole, bright photographic illustrations bring donuts to life like never before! With donut cops (of course), donut pirates (why not), maple bar lumberjacks (eh?), coffee jacuzzis, and a bakeshop full of donut puns, Donuts: The Hole Story is a delicious romp through a world filled with (and made of) everyone’s favorite fat-fried friends.
by Heidi Poelman
From the ranging curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci to the dedication and sacrifice of Marie Curie, Inventors Who Changed the World is a young child’s first introduction to the brilliant people who taught us the meaning of perseverance and innovation. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine renowned inventors from around the world: Cai Lun, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Grace Hopper, Johannes Gutenberg, and Louis Pasteur. Inspire your own little inventor with the words of these inventive heroes who changed the world.
by Stephanie Campisi
Luis is an alley cat who has everything figured out . . . until he meets Tabitha, a beautiful indoor cat. Separated by a tragic glass door, Luis will do anything to be with Tabitha—even brave the dangers of a fire.
With adorable illustrations and undeniable style, Luis and Tabitha is the story of two star-crossed kitties who prove that true love conquers all.
by David Miles
Sloth wants to nap. Rabbit doesn’t. Who will win in the end? For every parent who’s struggled to get their child to nap, But First, We Nap is a hilarious book to replace the naptime wrestle. Funny illustrations depict Rabbit upping his antics while the ever-patient sloth repeats, “But first, we nap.” Finally worn out, Rabbit gives in, and the pair—and hopefully your child—snuggle and nod off. The perfect book for nap time!
by Ashley Sorenson
The color is blocked! Readers must rub, turn, and tap the pages to straighten out pipes, unplug corks, and keep the color flowing. But watch out—the color might run faster than you can keep up! Along the way, readers will learn primary colors, how mixing colors can make secondary colors, and why you should never, ever, put too much trust in a narrator.
by Heidi Poelman
From the courage of Stubby the war dog to the empathy of Koko the gorilla, Amazing Animals Who Changed the World is a young child’s first introduction to the incredible animals who taught us that you don’t have to be big (or human) to make a difference. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine animals who went down in history as interspecies heroes:
- Blossom the vaccine cow
- Stubby the war dog
- Cher Ami the carrier pigeon
- Winnie the friendly bear
- Simon the seacat
- Togo the sled dog
- Able and Baker the space monkeys
- Koko the signing gorilla
by Brooke Jorden
When the dust has settled and the day is done,
Excavator is ready for bathtime. It’s so much fun!
Trucks dig bathtime! Join Excavator and the other construction trucks as they scrub-a-dub-dub away the dust of the day with a well-earned bath. Adorable yet accurate illustrations will have kids peeking through the bubbles to identify Crane, Backhoe, Bulldozer, and more! You’ll dig bathtime too!
by Gabe Pyle
In this hilarious book of animals, artist Gabe Pyle presents fourteen beloved animals who are definitely not an octopus—or are they? Observant youngsters will love uncovering each octopus cleverly disguised in 14 animals’ shapes. Based on the immensely popular Threadless t-shirt, 14 Animals (That Are Definitely Not an Octopus) is a fresh, witty romp through the animal kingdom that even adults will find hard to resist.
by Henry Herz
Curiouser and curiouser!
In this imaginative prequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself at a gray, dreary boarding school that is decidedly up the rabbit hole. From the relentless clocks to the beastly students, Alice’s world is void of color and cheer—until Alice finds a secret garden and begins tending its wilting inhabitants. When Alice’s love touches an ordinary caterpillar, a lory bird, and a white rabbit, magical things will happen—and that, as you know, is just the beginning of the story. Filled with literary allusions and clever nods to its classic roots, Alice’s Magic Garden is a delightful prequel that begs an escape to the whimsy of Wonderland.
by Kimberlee Gard
There’s a new family in town: the Punctuations! When Exclamation Point, Question Mark, Period, and Comma join the letters at school, they form words like Wow! and Why? and Yes. But Comma isn’t sure where he belongs. He just seems to get in the way. Is he really important?
Kids, parents, and teachers will enjoy this latest installment in the Language Is Fun series. With colorful illustration and clever wordplay, The Day Punctuation Came to Town is a wonderful introduction to punctuation and the important role it plays in language.