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    AMICUS READERS

    Amicus Readers provide an inviting variety of nonfiction leveled books for K-2, serving young learners in pursuit of reading skills—just like Amicus pursues the big red ball.

  • Illustrated

    AMICUS ILLUSTRATED

    Amicus Illustrated offers fiction and nonfiction for preschool to grade 6 with highly visual information and stories that students—and our pal Amicus—are after!

  • High Interest

    AMICUS HIGH INTEREST

    Like many students, Amicus likes to pursue what's of interest to him. Amicus High Interest books serve individual interests of those in grades 2-6.

  • Ink

    AMICUS INK

    Amicus Ink features board books, picture books, and paperbacks that encourage young children to explore facts, examine ideas, and imagine new ways of understanding the world.

  • Spot

    SPOT

    Spot books pair key words with engaging images at the beginning, middle, and end—making it fun to read, spot, and learn.

  • Sequence

    SEQUENCE

    Sequence books explain the processes and timelines behind kids' favorite things. Each title connects products and knowledge step-by-step from idea, through creation and discovery, to the end user.

Dolphins Play
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Dolphins Play

9781681520674
REBECCA GLASER

 

A pod of dolphins swim, play, and whistle to each other in this photographic board book. 



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Elephants Spray
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Elephants Spray

9781681520681
Rebecca Glaser

 

Elephants spray water and do lots of other things with their trunks in this photographic board book.



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Giraffes Stretch
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Giraffes Stretch

9781681520698
Rebecca Glaser

 

Giraffes stretch up to the treetops and down to the water hole in this photographic board book.



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Penguins Waddle
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Penguins Waddle

9781681520704
Rebecca Glaser

 

Penguins waddle off to find food and come back home again to feed their chicks in this photographic board book.



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Lions Roar
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Lions Roar

9781681520711
Rebecca Glaser

 

Daddy lion watches the cubs while mama lion is off hunting in this photographic board book.



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Monkeys Swing
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Monkeys Swing

9781681520728
Rebecca Glaser

 

Monkeys swing through trees looking for food in this photographic board book.



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Dolphins Play
9781681520674
Elephants Spray
9781681520681
Giraffes Stretch
9781681520698
Penguins Waddle
9781681520704
Lions Roar
9781681520711
Monkeys Swing
9781681520728

Animal Board Books

 

Animals do the things toddlers do—eat, play, swing, roar—and toddlers can see the things animals do in these new board books. Endearing photos show animals in their natural habitats and repeated words introduce animal behaviors. Be prepared for little ones to jump off your lap while they waddle, jump, spin, and pounce along with these adorable wild animals.

READ REVIEWS

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Complete Series of 6: your price $47.94

Interest level: Ages 0-3
  • Board Book

  • Pages: 14

  • Trim Size: 7" x 7"

Kirkus Reviews,
April 13, 2016

“This brief photographic nonfiction offering introduces little ones to the many uses of an elephant’s trunk. An elephant’s strong trunk can do many amazing things, including smelling, carrying food to its mouth, drinking, spraying water, and hugging friends. The stock photos used to illustrate these actions, while they vary in quality from the ordinary to the striking, will in all likelihood succeed in catching the attention of curious toddlers and preschoolers. A light pink column occupies the right- or left-hand border of each double-page spread, displaying the text in white print, a color choice that doesn’t provide enough contrast with the background for easy reading. The syntax and vocabulary, though, are kept simple and appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers: “Sniff, sniff! He smells food,” for example, and “Munch, munch! Here’s a tasty lunch.” Other, very similar titles in the series include Monkeys Swing, Giraffes Stretch, Penguins Waddle, Lions Roar, and Dolphins Play. All of them feature photographic images and simple text that showcase the animals in action. Little animal lovers will enjoy gazing at the photographs while learning a little bit about these creatures’ real lives and behaviors. ”—Vicky Smith

Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review,
June 22, 2016

“There is something about giraffes that young children find irresistible. Of course their very long necks do set them apart from other animals, but their patterned skin, large dark eyes, horns, and tasseled tails also make them quite unique. In this simple little board book wonderful full-color illustrations of giraffes eating, running, drinking, sleeping and peering over tree tops are paired with a minimal text. Little children are given a wonderful giraffe filled bookish experience that will charm them and make them smile, or even laugh.”—Marya Jansen-Gruber

School Library Journal,
July 19, 2016

“Crisp and winsome nature photography takes center stage in these cleanly designed nonfiction titles for the littlest animal fans. Paired with one or two very short sentences (“Up, up, up! Giraffes are tall.”), each spread offers plenty of opportunities for young children to enjoy the photographs and ask questions. Action verbs and onomatopoeic words encourage participation and make these ideal for a baby or toddler storytime. ”—Collection Development: "Across the Boards" board book feature

A Fuse #8 Production (SLJ Blog),
December 1st, 2016

“I have no idea if this Amicus series has a name. All I know is that the books (which in 2016 included Monkeys Swing, Elephants Spray, Giraffes Stretch, and more) are a HUGE hit in my home. Animal sounds + full color photographs of those animals is a winning combination. ”—Betsy Bird

A Fuse #8 Production (SLJ Blog),
July 3, 2018

“THE TOP 100 BOARD BOOKS POLL - So the inclusion of this book marks another question I had when compiling this list. As Cara has pointed out, this is just one book in a series. When I advertised this poll, should I have made it an option to nominate a board book series rather than individual titles? But what constitutes a series anyway? Some might argue that all of Sandra Boynton’s board books are a series unto themselves, while others would say that only the Little Pookie books fall under that distinct categorization. And would it really be fair to smoosh all the Karen Katz books together when, let’s be frank, the quality can vary between titles? In the end, series titles, if they are strong enough, show up just fine on their own. This is a good example right here. I love the photographs in these books, and my kids did as well.”—Elizabeth Bird