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Fairy Tale Moments

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Fairy Tale Moments (Who is Your Giant?)
A storybook play.

written by Marcia Trimble and Sonnet Phelps  •  illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

When Mrs. Knowly, sorceress par excellence, receives a text message in her Knowly Bag, "It is time to sprinkle fairy dust", she calls a meeting of the Fairy Tale Club. Cell phones ring and text-message invitations spread throughout the fairy tale kingdom and surrounding village announcing the meeting. (The anachronism of cell phones is the twist that brings the characters together from the kingdom and village for the meeting.) The members and guests share their fairy tale moments, the stories of their fears outgrown, and discover the guest who has not had a fairy tale moment. Calvin has a chance to face the fear of his shadow, learn something about shadows, and get his fairy tale moment. (Outgrowing a fear is a fairy tale moment.) Peter Pan sprinkles fairy dust to celebrate Calvin's fairy tale moment, and leaves the answer to the question, "Do we outgrow our fears or do our fears outgrow us?" to readers/actors/audience, as growing up remains a mystery to this special guest. A once-upon-a-time and happily-ever-after story in dialogue that lends itself to Readers' Theater, with script attached. Companion script (PDF). Stageplay, Copycat Friend (PDF). Companion lyrics (PDF). Companion song "My Copycat Friend" (MP3). Companion song 2 "Rapunzel and the Dragon, You're a Sweetheart" (MP3). Calvin Sequel: Mayo and Marigold (PDF). Halloween Party Guest (PDF). Tidepool Cops (PDF). A Christmas Guest (PDF). A Birthday Party (PDF). Calvin Joins the Stretch-A-Book Club (PDF).

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Themes: Readers' Theater, drama, imagination, fairy tale characters, overcoming fears, shadows, text messaging

Ages 5-10 • ISBN 978-1-891577-85-7 • eBook downloadable.

Golden Roots

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Golden Roots

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Susi Grell Knox

Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Willabelle and Willaby, two warthogs, set out on a spree, separately, to find the Gold Pot at the end of Rainbow Lane. Searching for their golden roots is a fun twist to searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Golden Roots is a tale of wishes come true.
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Themes: Families, genealogy, warthogs, end of the rainbow tale, wishes come true tale.

Ages 5-10 • ISBN 13: 978-1-891577-87-1 • eBook downloadable.

Curley and Q and Me, too! Baby Album
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Curley and Q and Me, too! Baby Album

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Curley and Q and Me, too! Baby Album features an abandoned rocking horse named Q (short for Quarter) who finds a new home in baby Curley's nursery where he waits for Curley to grow big enough to rock 'n ride and—at the same time—makes a special friend known to him as Me, too! (When you see "Me, too!" that means YOUR baby.) With its MY STORY, YOUR STORY format, this keepsake album includes places to write the name and insert photographs of your baby alongside Curley's story. (MY STORY is the story of Curley. YOUR STORY is the photo story of YOUR baby.) A robot known as Robot-dots creates messages with dots to signify Curley's story and the places to insert your baby's photographs. YOUR STORY spaces are illustrated with charming pictures, often with a peekaboo image added to encourage your baby to peek under the photos to see what's covered up and play peekaboo. In time, your baby will be able to follow the two stories that share the pages of the album and enjoy having personal photos alongside storybook friends, Curley and his rocking horse, Q. Create a treasure of childhood memories as your baby's photos (YOUR STORY) snuggle among the pictures of Curley and Q! (MY STORY)

 
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Themes: Photograph album, rocking horse, infants, babies, family

Ages 0-5 • ISBN 978-1-891577-95-6 • Hardcover • $19.95

Liberty Café Is Open
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Liberty Café Is Open

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Jennifer Hayden

Liberty Café Is Open introduces young readers to an important concept: when a door closes, another door opens. Alice Ann pictures her life squeezed at the bottom of a Family Memo Board of summer specials; moving, a new baby, and the 4th of July... until an invitation opens a new door of adventure and Alice Ann celebrates her own delicious event. Miniature cartoons offer a peek at Alice Ann as the characters wait for her to arrive at her surprise party (a story within a story). Text rhythm and repetition guarantee fun listening and story time read-alouds. Hayden's illustrations are a visual feast. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Animation (QuickTime). eCalendar (PDF).

Extras: Ideas for breakfasts that kids can make with minimal supervision and downloadable documents, including party cards (PDF), create-a-breakfast game (PDF), and companion cartoon coloring books 1 and 2 (PDF).

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Themes: Birthdays, Parties, Surprise birthday parties

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-90-5 • Hardcover • $15.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-91-3 • Paperback • $8.95

The Smiling Stone
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The Smiling Stone

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Susan Arciero

A tiny stone, beaming a broad smile, travels to niches on Nantucket Island, until it meets the most important smile of all. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: Nantucket Island, juvenile poetry, smiling, early reader, self-esteem

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-37-9 • Hardcover • $15.95

Witchy's Turned Around House
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Witchy's Turned Around House

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Chad Cameron

The story of Witchy's feat of spinning a house around is a tale of the magical power of children's laughter. Companion scripts 1 and 2 (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Animation (QuickTime). eCalendar (PDF)..

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Themes: Nantucket Island house, truth and fiction, imagination, magic of children's laughter

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-27-1 • Hardcover • $15.95

P. Hermit Claims a Castle
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P. Hermit Claims a Castle

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by George Ulrich

P. Hermit experiences two worlds, a world of fantasy outside his tidepool and the real world of his natural habitat, where he belongs. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Animation (QuickTime). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: environmental study, hermit crab, tidepool, turtles

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-44-1 • Hardcover • $15.95

Pushy Octopus
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Pushy Octopus

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Dean Sprague

Pushy Octopus looks for a new home after Snorkeler retrieves the lost sea trampoline ladder where Pushy lives amidst his friends in the Abaco Sea. Mini fold book.

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Themes: Octopuses, Abaco, stories in rhyme

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-61-1 • Mini Fold Book • $4.95

Malinda Martha Meets Mariposa
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Malinda Martha Meets Mariposa

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by John Lund

Malinda Martha imagines herself directing a backyard theater performance of the metamorphosis of a Monarch butterfly. Monarch Enviro Pak available. (Milkweed Planting Songs CD and lyrics mini book included.) Flyer on planting milkweed. Companion scripts: English and Spanish(PDF). Activities. Certificate. Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: nature, Monarch butterflies, metamorphosis

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-57-3 • Hardcover • $15.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-58-1 • Paperback • $7.95

Free As a Butterfly
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Free As a Butterfly (Story Coloring Book)

written by Shella Boone  •  illustrated by Susi Grell Knox

Schoolchildren become environmental heroes to the Monarch butterflies by planting butterfly gardens where future generations of Monarchs will be born so as to continue the miracle of migration. Wile Away the Hours with Mazie and Bartholomew with lyrics (PDF), puppet cut-outs (PDF), and complete soundtrack (MP3). Companion script (PDF).

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Themes: Monarch butterfly, life cycle and migration, butterfly gardening

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-83-2 • eBook downloadable.

Flower Green
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Flower Green

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Jill Dubin

Flower Green celebrates the diversity of life in the magical garden of the Dancing Flowers, a garden that blooms with uniqueness and the beauty of blending. Birthday book party flyer. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Animation (QuickTime). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: colors, flowers, gardens, ethnicity

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-67-0 • Hardcover • $15.95

Malinda Martha and Her Skipping Stones
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Malinda Martha and Her Skipping Stones

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Susi Grell Knox

A pocketful of stones turns an ordinary day at the beach into an extraordinary day of self-discovery when Malinda Martha succeeds in skipping them. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Games (PDF). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: Nantucket Island, seashore, pebbles, self-discovery

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-72-7 • Hardcover • $15.95

Serendipity Says To Know Me Is To Love Me
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Serendipity Says To Know Me Is To Love Me

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Susi Grell Knox

With a mythical touch, Serendipity Says... Complete with age-old sun, moon, and sea serpent, introduces children to the delightful concept of serendipity. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: tides, solar eclipse, serendipity, myths, seashore

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-77-8 • Hardcover • $15.95

Serendipity Says...Vacation's Good for Me
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Serendipity Says...Vacation's Good for Me

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Will Pellegrini

One rainy summer, Serendipity, the sea serpent, dreams about his vacation and awakens in his kingdom, a cup of teal green sea. Mini fold book.

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Themes: Sea monsters, vacations, dreams, drummer

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-82-4 • Mini Fold Book • $4.95

Jonah's Riddle
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Jonah's Riddle

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by George Ulrich

Jonah enlightens a cowboy and a sailor about the magic that storyteller and listener create together between "once upon a time" and "happily ever after." (Song of the Sea CD companion dialogue/lyrics mini book included. Audio available as free download.) Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: conch shell, riddles, listening, storytelling

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-32-8 • Hardcover • $15.95

Hello Sun
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Hello Sun

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Susan Arciero

Hello Sun is a snapshot of shutterbug fun with zoom and wide-angle illustrations catching the images of four lion cubs through a camera's eye in the Ngorongoro Crater of Tanzania. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). Review. eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: camera, photography, travels, Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater, Africa, lion cubs

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-50-6 • Hardcover • $12.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-51-4 • Paperback • $6.95

A Name for Kitty
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A Name for Kitty

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Gloria Lapuyade

A Name for Kitty portrays a beloved experience of childhood as Malinda Martha takes a kitten home and finds him a name that fits. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: kittens, pets, names

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-63-8 • Hardcover • $15.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-64-6 • Paperback • $7.95

Peppy's Shadow
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Peppy's Shadow

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Will Pellegrini

Peppy learns that chasing and gnawing and chewing and barking and pulling can turn into positive talents...in the right place and at the right time. Activities. Wolf puppet pattern and Lupe, Peppy, Pepito, and Wolf masks. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Animation (QuickTime). eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: theater, shadow puppets, dogs, individuality

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-70-0 • Hardcover • $15.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-71-9 • Paperback • $7.95

Mrs. Picasso's Polliwog
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Mrs. Picasso's Polliwog

written and illustrated by George Ulrich

Mrs. Picasso solves the mystery of her missing polliwog with listening, and love, as Polly grows into her own unique sound, Ribid! Early Reader. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: tadpoles, frogs, pets, animals, humor

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-83-2 • Hardcover • $15.95
Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-84-0 • Paperback • $7.95

Moonbeams for Santa
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Moonbeams for Santa

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Sid Bingham

Gibbous's spirits are mighty low until he discovers his inner glow and reveres his part in lighting the way for a Santa on-the-go. Companion script (PDF). Reader's Theater demo script (PDF). Party Camp: "Let's Do It" party activities (PDF). eCalendar (PDF).

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Themes: phases of the moon, self-esteem

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-89-1 • Hardcover • $15.95

Marsby and Martian Detectives
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Marsby and the Martian Detectives

written by Marcia Trimble  •  illustrated by Jennifer Hayden

Marsby...is a record in song and drama of the landing events of Spirit and Opportunity, NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, and their mission to search for signs of ancient water. Marsby Combo Pak includes storybook, CD and card game. See Marsby flyer. Download Factoids (PDF format). Download Scientific Inquiry Lesson Plan (PDF format). Download Marsby Coloring Book (PDF format). Have Fun!

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Themes: Mars, planets, space science, space explorers, astronomy, robots, readers' theater

Ages 7-12 • ISBN 1-891577-52-2 • Paperback • $9.95

Stories-To-Go-Pak
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Stories-To-Go-Pak (mini-fold books pak)

Stories-to-go for kids on the go.

Mini-fold books titles: Life-cycle of a Monarch Butterfly, Fieldtrip to a Monarch Habitat, Caterpillar Chew Chew/Caterpillar Capers (lyrics), Milkweed Planting Songs (lyrics), Pushy Octopus,

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Serendipity Says...Vacation's Good For Me, Song of the Sea (story & lyrics).

Ages 4-8 • Mini Fold Book Pak (7 mini fold books, Pak CD, and stickers) $24.95 • Audio also available as free download

My Activity Book

My Activity Book

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The activities are meant to expand the readers' experiences with Trimble Tots Collection.

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Read, color, write, draw and tell. But most of all have fun!

Ages 4-8 • ISBN 1-891577-49-2 • Paperback • $9.95

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