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Classic Nursery Rhymes Oversized Padded Board Book

Classic Nursery Rhymes Oversized Padded Board Book

Baek, Gina
$12.95
Cherished nursery rhymes now as a classic padded board book!

Enjoy these beloved nursery rhymes now in a kid-safe, mother approved format perfect for small learners. Mother Goose's nursery rhymes have been a perennial favorite of children (and parents) for over a century. Each nursery rhyme is accompanied by the breathtaking artwork of illustrator and RISD graduate Gina Baek. From stocking stuffers and baby showers, this edition of Mother Goose nursery rhymes is the perfect gift for any occasion.

Little Rabbits' First Numbers

Little Rabbits' First Numbers

Baker, Alan
$14.99
Young children will enjoy following Alan Baker's inquisitive little rabbits as they make new discoveries. Simple scenes involving sorting, counting, and matching activity combined with playful artwork offer a fresh approach to learning early concepts.
Little Rabbits' First Words

Little Rabbits' First Words

Baker, Alan
$14.99
Young children will enjoy following Alan Baker's inquisitive little rabbits as they make new discoveries. Simple and playful artwork group first words by subject, and matching and observation games offer a fresh approach to learning early concepts.
Vote for Me!

Vote for Me!

Baltscheit, Martin
$17.99

The lion loves elections--he wins every time. But when the mouse decides to run for president, other animals offer up their own candidates. Each one has a cause to champion: the ant wants a busier schedule, the German shepherd wants more law and order, and the wildebeest just wants everyone to live in peace. With so many options, how can the animals ever decide?

Amusingly told through vibrantly colored illustrations, Vote for Me! introduces readers to the wild process of selecting a good leader.

Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

Baum, L. Frank
$16.99
This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with beautiful and timeless illustrations by an award-winning illustrator.

Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . .

In this lushly illustrated picture book, artist Charles Santore beautifully reimagines L. Frank Baum's 1902 magical tale of Christmas. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus takes the reader on the fantastical fairy tale journey of St. Nick being raised by woodland fairies, finding flying reindeer, building trinkets and toys, and receiving the gift of immortality. In the spectacular tradition of The Wizard of Oz, this story will be a holiday favorite for years to come.

If You Come to Earth

If You Come to Earth

Blackall, Sophie
$18.99

From two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall!

 

If You Came to Earth is a glorious guide to our home planet, and a call for us to take care of both Earth and each other.

 

This stunning book is inspired by the thousands of children Sophie Blackall has met during her travels around the world in support of UNICEF and Save the Children.

 

- An engaging storybook about a single curious and imaginative child
- Simultaneously funny and touching
- Carries a clear message about the need to care for the earth and each other

 

If you come to Earth, there are a few things you need to know. . .
We live in all kinds of places.
In all kinds of homes.
In all kinds of families.
Each of us is different. But all of us are amazing.
And, together, we share one beautiful planet.

 

This masterful and moving picture book is a visually comprehensive guide to the earth, imbued with warmth and humor.

 

- Ideal for children ages 3 to 5 years old
- Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
- A great pick for teachers looking for a crowd-pleasing picture book about the world for little students
- Perfect for parents, grandparents, and caregivers
- Add it to the shelf with books like The Travel Book by Lonely Planet Kids, Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams, and If You Lived Here: Houses of the World by Giles Laroche.

Melanie says: A picture book with universal appeal by two-time Caldecott Winner author-illustrator Sophie Blackall is one which should not be missed! The author talked with children all over the world to find the answer to the question of how you might explain our planet to an alien from outer space. We learn about families and diverse people, fauna, animals, our environment, and much more. You could spend hours just looking at the extraordinary illustrations! For all ages to enjoy.


Bear in Sunshine/Oso bajo el sol

Bear in Sunshine/Oso bajo el sol

Blackstone, Stella; Harter, De
$6.99
Bear introduces various types of weather in this book. Young readers are invited to anticipate Bear's fun activities according to each new day. The simple text promotes early language development.
Fidgety Fish and Friends

Fidgety Fish and Friends

Bright, Paul; Galloway, Ruth (
$6.95
I love to flip and fidget, To dive and dart and dash. I wiggle my bottom and jiggle my tail, With a fidgety swish, splish, splash! Join Fidgety Fish and all his friends as they tumble and twirl, whizz and whirl through the ocean! Meet Smiley Shark, Amazing Angelfish, the Jiggly Jellyfish and many more. This is a fun-filled collection of rhymes based on Ruth Galloway's popular series of underwater adventures.
Buddy Bench

Buddy Bench

Brozo, Patty
$17.95

A school playground can be a solitary place for a kid without playmates; in one survey, 80 percent of 8- to 10-year-old respondents described being lonely at some point during a school day.

Patty Brozo's cast of kids brings a playground to raucous life, and Mike Deas's illustrations invest their games with imaginary planes to fly, dragons to tame, and elephants to ride. And these kids match their imaginations with empathy, identifying and swooping up the lonely among them.

Buddy benches are appearing in schoolyards around the country. Introduced from Germany in 2014, the concept is simple: When a child sits on the bench, it's a signal to other kids to ask him or her to play.

Babar Comes to America

Babar Comes to America

Brunhoff, Laurent de
$18.95
A vintage look at life in America, seen from the eyes of one of the world's most famous elephants and freshly reissued for a new generation Originally published in 1965, Babar Comes to America is one of Laurent de Brunhoff's most popular books, and it is in print again for the first time in many years. Babar, king of the elephants, receives an invitation to meet with the president of the United States--the perfect excuse for a family vacation! None of the elephants have been to America before, so Babar packs up his family and sets off to see the sights. From the hustle and bustle of New York to the wide open spaces of the Grand Canyon, from riding streetcars in San Francisco to fishing on Lake Michigan, Babar and his family experience America in all its glory and splendor. With Laurent de Brunhoff's thoughtful observations and lovable characters, which have made Babar a household name since 1931, this nostalgic look at the USA more than thirty years ago will captivate young readers as they marvel at how much has changed, while adults will take a trip down memory lane and see sights, signs, and more that had been forgotten.
Bookstore Cat

Bookstore Cat

Busby, Cylin
$17.99

An irresistible and engaging picture book perfect for story time, and for cat and bookstore lovers alike!

The bookstore cat is an adorable . . .

bossy . . .

cuddly cat.

He is everything from intelligent and loyal to naughty and vocal! But most of all, the bookstore cat is a well-loved (and well-read) kitty. Follow his funny antics from A to Z through a day in his bustling, book-filled shop.

The Bookstore Cat is based on a Victorian parlor game, The Minister's Cat, in which players try to think of adjectives to describe the cat in alphabetical order. Readers can extend the fun of the book by playing their own version of the game.

Sisters First

Sisters First

Bush Hager, Jenna
$18.99
A lovely, lyrical ode to the magic of sisterhood by beloved former first daughters and bestselling authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.
A young girl's wish is granted when a new sister arrives. While the baby can't do much, over time the big and little siblings become inseparable, playing and dancing, imagining and laughing. By each other's sides, they are smarter, kinder, and braver than they ever thought they could be. And they are forever sisters first.
This exquisite celebration of the bond between sisters is inspired by the spirited childhood of Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush, authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life.
I Believe I Can

I Believe I Can

Byers, Grace
$18.99

From the New York Times bestselling creators of I Am Enough comes an empowering follow-up that celebrates every child's limitless potential.

I Believe I Can is an affirmation for boys and girls of every background to love and believe in themselves.

Actress and activist Grace Byers and artist Keturah A. Bobo return with another gorgeously illustrated new classic that's the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, or just for reading at home again and again.

My presence matters in this world. I know I can do anything, if only I believe I can.

Voyage

Voyage

Collins, Billy; Romagna, Karen
$16.95
This book is sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. A charmingly illustrated poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins takes us on a journey that features magical transformations and makes a nautical adventure out of the act of reading. The interplay between the pictures and the poetry dramatizes how reading can transport us from our own familiar world into the fantastic world of a book. The boy in the boat stands for every reader and every child. Billy Collins is the author of a dozen books of poetry and was called America's most popular poet by the New York Times. He served as U. S. Poet Laureate 2001-2003, and the New York Public Library named him a Literary Lion. This is his first book designed for children.Karen loves the ocean so much that as a little girl decided she would be a mermaid. That didn't work out. Instead she followed her other love, art. Karen and her family live in historic Clinton, New Jersey. They vacation every year at the Jersey Shore where Karen spends most days on the beach painting... Hoping to one day at least see a mermaid! Voyage is Karen's debut as a picture book illustrator.
Click, Clack, Good Night

Click, Clack, Good Night

Cronin, Doreen
$17.99
From Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling duo Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin comes a hilarious tale about Duck who can't, just can't, fall asleep.

It's bedtime on the farm. The cows, sheep, and chickens are all tucked in and snoozing away. Except for...Duck. So Farmer Brown sings him a song...reads him a book...turns on the white noise machine...and even debates the day's top stories. But Duck just won't tuck!

Can Farmer Brown stay awake long enough to see Duck off to dreamland, or is a good night's sleep just a dream?

Crayons' Christmas

Crayons' Christmas

Daywalt, Drew
$19.99
A brand-new Crayons book from the #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, just in time for the holidays. This special book has letters, games, ornaments, a poster, and even a pop-up Christmas tree!

'Tis the season for all of us to write our holiday wishlists. But everyone--even the crayons--know the best presents are the ones that you give. In this unique book, readers get to see how Duncan, the crayons, and their families celebrate the holidays. With real, folded letters from the Crayons that you can pull from their envelopes and read, games, punch-out ornaments, a poster, and a pop-up tree, this book is the perfect gift for fans of The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!
A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!
One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!
"Funnier than the creators' original blockbuster."--Parents Magazine
"Mr. Daywalt's text blends with Mr. Jeffers's illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."--The Wall Street Journal
"Continues its predecessor's pleasing, goofy conceit...Once again, both Daywalt's text and Jeffers' illustrations are endearing."--New York Times Book Review
"By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood."--The Boston Globe
* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."--Booklist, starred review
* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."--School Library Journal, starred review
* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it's hard to imagine a reader who won't be delighted."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original."--Huffington Post
"Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights...The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling--and will inspire kids' empathy and imagination in equal measure."--BookPage

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit
The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon--over two years on the bestseller list!
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award
Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
* "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." -BCCB, starred review
"Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." -Booklist
"Fresh and funny." -The Wall Street Journal
"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." -Library Media Connection
* "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." -School Library Journal, starred review
* "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." -Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Utterly original." -San Francisco Chronicle

Love from the Crayons

Love from the Crayons

Daywalt, Drew
$9.99
Ring in Valentine's Day--and love--with the New York Times Best-Selling Crayons! This charming new title featuring everyone's favorite coloring crew is the perfect gift for that special someone on Valentine's Day--or any day of the year.

Love is yellow and orange. Because love is sunny and warm.
Love is purple. Because it's okay to love outside the lines.

This special gift book, featuring all the The Crayons from The Day the Crayons Quit, explores the bright colors and subtle shades of love. This is a must-have for fans of The Crayons, and the perfect gift for that special someone.

Day the Crayons Came Home

Day the Crayons Came Home

Daywalt, Drew; Jeffers, Oliver
$18.99

The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit!

A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015 / A TIME Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015

"Highly anticipated (yes, even for adults)" --Entertainment Weekly

I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away--each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box.

Look for a special glow-in-the-dark picture [Note: make sure to "charge" it under a light first].

Praise for The Day the Crayons Came Home

Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book of 2015!

A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015!

One of Parents Magazine's Ten Best Children's Books of 2015!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

"Funnier than the creators' original blockbuster."--Parents Magazine

"Mr. Daywalt's text blends with Mr. Jeffers's illustrations to make a picture book that will have children clamoring for more crayon adventures."--The Wall Street Journal

"Continues its predecessor's pleasing, goofy conceit...Once again, both Daywalt's text and Jeffers' illustrations are endearing."--New York Times Book Review

"By telling stories from the points of view of crayons, giving voices to the small and ignored, Daywalt and Jeffers have created two books that offer plenty of charm and fun, but also make children feel deeply understood."--The Boston Globe

* "A masterwork of humor and design . . . Sure to be as popular as The Day the Crayons Quit."--Booklist, starred review

* "A brilliant, colorful tale that begs to be read aloud and a must-have for all collections."--School Library Journal, starred review

* "Once again, Daywalt and Jeffers create rich emotional lives and personalities for their colorful cast, and it's hard to imagine a reader who won't be delighted."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Not only stands on its own merit, but may be even more colorful than the original."--Huffington Post

"Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers once again offer perceptive and frequently hilarious insights...The Day the Crayons Came Home will have readers of all ages chuckling--and will inspire kids' empathy and imagination in equal measure."--BookPage

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit

The #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon--over two years on the bestseller list!

Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013

Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year

* "Hilarious . . . Move over, Click, Clack, Moo; we've got a new contender for the most successful picture-book strike." -BCCB, starred review

"Jeffers . . . elevates crayon drawing to remarkable heights." -Booklist

"Fresh and funny." -The Wall Street Journal

"This book will have children asking to have it read again and again." -Library Media Connection

* "This colorful title should make for an uproarious storytime." -School Library Journal, starred review

* "These memorable personalities will leave readers glancing apprehensively at their own crayon boxes." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Utterly original." -San Francisco Chronicle

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party

Dean, James
$17.99

A groovy New York Times bestseller!

From the bestselling Pete the Cat series, it's a groovy pizza party that you don't want to miss!

It's a party, a party, a perfect pizza party!

That's what Pete thinks as he piles the pie high with his favorite topping--pepperoni. But then his friends come over and add their own toppings to the pizza. Will Pete's perfect pizza be ruined? There's only one way to find out!

In this hardcover picture book full of fun alliteration and tasty foods by the New York Times bestselling team of Kimberly and James Dean, Pete and the gang learn that the best kind of pizza is one you share with your friends.

Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, and Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes.

Garden Jungle

Garden Jungle

Druvert, Hélène
$24.95

Follow Tom to the edge of his garden, where the grass turns into a lush jungle and a walk turns into an expedition! Tom, a little boy who's bored, follows a butterfly deeper than he's ever been in his backyard and discovers uncharted territory. Here, the grass becomes a jungle, the cat turns into a leopard, and the only sounds come from leaves blowing in the wind. But all too soon, it's time to go back. Tom realizes his house is just behind those shrubs . . . It's so good to be bored!

This beautiful, colorful storybook is illustrated with laser-cut silhouettes that make the garden come alive. An exciting backyard adventure, Garden Jungle will appeal to children of all ages.

Truth About Grandparents

Truth About Grandparents

Ellis, Elina
$17.99
In this perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike, a loving child reveals the truth behind assumptions that old people just aren't any fun.

Grandparents are slow. Grandparents are scared of new things. And grandparents definitely don't dance -- right? A simple, playful storyline that children will love anticipating makes this a perfect read-aloud for modern families to share together. With sly humor and breezy, dynamic artwork in the tradition of Quentin Blake, this book is a fresh celebration of the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.

Polar Bear Wish (A Wish Book)

Polar Bear Wish (A Wish Book)

Evert, Lori
$17.99
From the creators of the bestselling THE CHRISTMAS WISH comes a new wintry tale, in which brave Anja rescues a baby polar bear!

Another winter has come for Anja! She, her cousin Erik, and her new puppy, Birki, are excited to explore the snow on their dogsled and make their way to the Christmas party.

But on their journey, a great blizzard strands the travelers, and a lost baby polar bear comes to their tent looking for help! Can Anja and her friends help the little bear find his mother?

Husband-and-wife team Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen bring us back to their classic Nordic world in a story illustrated with extraordinary photographs and starring their daughter, Anja.

Follow That Car

Follow That Car

Feather, Lucy
$12.99
Packed with comic capers and animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse's madcap pursuit of Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings. Are you ready? Then let's go! Follow that car!

Start your engines! As Mouse hops on his motorcycle to chase after Gorilla, the duo dashes through busy building sites, rolling railway stations, alpine avalanches, and more! Teeming with detail-rich scenes and slapstick humor . . . as well as every kind of comical car, boat, truck, and train . . . the book rewards and delights a gleeful poring over of its pages--while also ending up with a satisfyingly silly reason for all the adventure. Is Gorilla such a baddie after all?

Night Before Christmas

Night Before Christmas

Golden Book
$4.99

Reintroduce children to America's favorite Christmas poem, "The Night Before Christmas," with this recovered Little Golden Book adaption.

Recently found in the Golden Books archives, Corinne Malvern's artwork for this book has been beautifully restored for today's kids!

Say Hello To Zorro

Say Hello To Zorro

Goodrich, Carter
$15.99
Mister Bud is a dog of routine. He has wake up time, nap time, rest time, dinner time, etc. And everyone knows to follow his schedule.

Then disaster strikes. A stranger comes home at "make a fuss time" and throws everything off! Zorro is little bit bossy and Mister Bud wants nothing to do with him. But when the dogs discover they like the same things (like chasing the cat and napping), everything becomes more fun. As long as everyone follows the schedule.

Wind in the Willows

Wind in the Willows

Grahame, Kenneth
$18.95
Original Don Daily illustrations bring the riverbank and endearing characters back to life in unparalleled quality in this classic edition of The Wind in the Willows.

For more than a century, Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows has captivated children with the adventures of Mole, Rat, toad and Badger. Renowned artist Don Daily Captured the essence of these beloved stores with enchanting illustrations back in 1993; now, the beautiful artwork is posthumously published in Daily's honor in this new hardcover classic edition. The text featuring the same heartwarming tales on full color spreads, this edition is one to be treasured by a new generation of readers.

Cleonardo, the Little Inventor

Cleonardo, the Little Inventor

GrandPre, Mary
$18.99
Cleonardo's father is an inventor. So was her grandfather, her great-grandfather, and all the great-greats before them. Cleo wants to be an inventor too. She tries to help her father in his workshop, but he never uses her great ideas. Can Cleo invent something big and important and perfect all by herself?

This imaginative story of a father and his daughter brings the magic of creativity to little inventors everywhere.
What a Masterpiece!

What a Masterpiece!

Guasco, Riccardo
$17.99

In this wordless picture book, the Western world's greatest art is closer than you expect. A boy's daily routines bring him face-to-face with Escher's winding stairs, Banksy's balloon girl, Picasso's dancing fauns, and many more familiar sights. Maybe the boy's bedroom looks a little like Van Gogh's. Maybe that apple looks a bit like Magritte's. And maybe another masterpiece is on its way...

A celebration of creativity across the centuries, What a Masterpiece! will inspire young artists to find wonder in their everyday lives. An art index after the story helps readers identify the cultural treasures behind the illustrations.

Goodnight Bubbala

Goodnight Bubbala

Haft, Sheryl
$17.99
This festive parody reimagines a classic bedtime book as a lively Jewish family gathering complete with bubbies and zeydes, a dreidel, and a shmear on a bagel. Includes an exclusive latke recipe by Ina Garten, TV's Barefoot Contessa!

In the small blue room there was a bubbala, and a little shmatta,
and then--oy vey!--came the whole mishpacha!

This zesty parody of one of America's favorite picture books offers a very different bedtime routine: one that is full of family exuberance and love. Instead of whispers of "hush," this bedtime includes dancing and kvelling, and of course, noshing--because this little bunny is a Jewish bunny, and this joyous book celebrates the Jewish values of cherishing your loved ones, expressing gratitude, and being generous.

Filled with Yiddish words, the book includes a phonetic glossary and even an easy latke recipe by beloved cookbook author Ina Garten, who calls the book "brilliant, beautiful, important, and so much fun!"

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

We Don't Eat Our Classmates

Higgins, Ryan T.
$17.99
It's the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can't wait to meet her classmates. But it's hard to make human friends when they're so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the top of the food chain after all. . . . Readers will gobble up this hilarious new story from award-winning author-illustrator Ryan T. Higgins.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Hoban, Russell
$14.99
The inspiration for the beloved Jim Henson film is back in print after over 40 years!

In 1977, when Jim Henson debuted the now-classic film Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas, few knew it was based on a story written and illustrated by Russell and Lillian Hoban, creators of Bread and Jam for Frances and other treasured children's books. With an enduring score by the great Paul Williams, the movie remains a holiday tradition in homes across America. Now the book that started it all is back in print, in a beautiful gift edition that will thrill Muppets fans young and old.

Inspired by the classic tale "The Gift of the Magi," the story begins in a poor country cottage, as Emmet Otter dreams of buying Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don't imagine finding is their real reward - the power of love, family, and hope in hard times.

It is a story that reaches into a reader's heart and reminds us all that fortune favors the brave.

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year

"[A]welcome reissue of the Hobans' 1971 story . . . Colorful illustrations of the close-knit animal community containplenty of warmth."--The Horn Book

Angelina and the Princess

Angelina and the Princess

Holabird, Katharine
$17.99
The classic bestselling picture book Angelina and the Princess is back in a beautiful, refreshed hardcover edition perfect for Angelina fans new and old!

Angelina hopes to dance the starring role in an upcoming performance for the Royal Ballet, but instead is cast in a tiny part. She is so disappointed that she wants to quit ballet. Eventually, though, she decides to work hard for her friends in the performance. Angelina's decision leads to an unexpected turn of events--and a happy ending for everyone!

Angelina Ballerina

Angelina Ballerina

Holabird, Katharine
$17.99
In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig!

Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the time--at home, at school, even in her dreams! In fact, she's so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she's supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast!

Her parents don't know what to do--especially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk! Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina's life forever...

With Katharine Holabird's lively writing and Helen Craig's charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight.

Angelina Ballerina Dresses Up

Angelina Ballerina Dresses Up

Holabird, Katharine
$7.99
Play dress up with Angelina Ballerina in this 8x8 storybook complete with a shiny foil cover and paper dolls of Angelina and her friend Alice, as well as clothes to dress them in!

Angelina Ballerina loves playing dress up as much as she loves ballet, so her grandparents help her make a dress-up box of her own! And dressing up is even more fun when Angelina's friend Alice and cousin Henry come over to play. Join in the fun with the three included paper dolls and many paper outfits Angelina Ballerina fans can play with again and again!

(c) 2020 Helen Craig Ltd and Katharine Holabird. The Angelina Ballerina name and character and the dancing Angelina logo are trademarks of HIT Entertainment Limited, Katharine Holabird, and Helen Craig.

Little Rabbit's New Baby

Little Rabbit's New Baby

Horse, Harry
$7.95
Mama is expecting a baby and Little Rabbit is going to be a big brother!
He's full of plans; he will teach the baby to play all sorts of games and be the best big brother ever. But having babies around might not be as much fun as Little Rabbit thought. They take up all of Mama's and Papa's time. "It's not fair!" cries Little Rabbit. But one night when a tired Mama and Papa are at their wit's end, Little Rabbit comes to the rescue and begins to understand what an important job it is to be a big brother.
Young readers will relate to Little Rabbit's challenging situation as he learns to cope with change and upheaval in his home. Harry Horse's colorful and buoyant illustrations vividly bring to life the indomitable hero in this gently uplifting and reassuring story.
I Love Us: A Book About Family (with mirror and fill-in family tree)

I Love Us: A Book About Family (with mirror and fill-in family tree)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
$8.99
A celebration of all types of families and the bond that holds each one together: Love! This book includes a mirror so YOUR unique family will be reflected in the story. Work together to fill in the bonus family tree with the names of everyone you love.

Families can be big, small, silly, adventurous, loud, or messy, but they all have love in common. I Love Us! is all about the little ways families show they care: breakfasts made, play times shared, hurts soothed, and good times celebrated. With a mirror surprise and fill-in family tree, this special book makes a wonderful gift for children and the people who love them on Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day--every day!

I Promise

I Promise

James, LeBron
$19.99

**A perfect BACK-TO-SCHOOL tool for students and teachers who need an encouraging boost to start the year!**

NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk picture book inspired by his foundation's I PROMISE program that motivates children everywhere to always #StriveForGreatness.

Just a kid from Akron, Ohio, who is dedicated to uplifting youth everywhere, LeBron James knows the key to a better future is to excel in school, do your best, and keep your family close. I Promise is a lively and inspiring picture book that reminds us that tomorrow's success starts with the promises we make to ourselves and our community today.

Featuring James's upbeat, rhyming text and vibrant illustrations perfectly crafted for a diverse audience by New York Times bestselling artist Nina Mata, this book has the power to inspire all children and families to be their best.

Perfect for shared reading in and out of the classroom, I Promise is also a great gift for graduation, birthdays, and other occasions.

Check out the audiobook read by LeBron James' mother and I Promise School supporter, Gloria James!

--Kirkus Reviews
Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Johnson, Crockett
$7.99
One evening Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. But there wasn't any moon, and Harold needed a moon for a walk in the moonlight. Fortunately, he had brought his purple crayon. So he drew a moon. He also needed something to walk on. So he drew a path...
Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Izzy Gizmo and the Invention Convention

Jones, Pip
$17.99
In this companion to the award-winning Izzy Gizmo, Izzy Gizmo returns (together with Grandpa and Fixer) in a charming and eccentric tale of ambition, perseverance, and finding your inner strength.
Izzy Gizmo has been invited to Technoff Isle's annual convention where the inventor of the best machine will win coveted admittance to the Genius Guild. Great inventors produce gadgets that can be put to good use, so Izzy Gizmo decides to build a recycling machine that mends broken tools. But with fearsome foe Abi von Lavish getting the best of her at every turn, can Izzy Gizmo and Fixer create the winning invention?
Featuring the creative and much-loved heroine of color, this wonderfully exuberant story has serious points to make about the importance of make do and mend.
Ruby Red Shoes

Ruby Red Shoes

Knapp, Kate
$9.99
Are you ready for the coziest book of the year, with the charm of a modern-day Beatrix Potter? Pull up your comfiest chair, snuggle under a warm blanket, and discover the peaceful, enchanting world of Ruby Red Shoes and her grandmother, where friends are always welcome.

Ruby Red Shoes is a thoughtful bunny who lives in a colorful painted caravan with her beloved grandmother. She is gentle and kind and cares for all living things. She loves strawberry jam, peppermint tea, long baths, and her wonderful pet chickens!

Children just learning to read on their own will treasure this beautiful story that they can read on their own or enjoy as a read-aloud. Teeming with whimsy, Ruby's mindful, tranquil world embraces the reader like a warm hug. And bedtimes will be gentle, sweet moments, as young readers see Ruby and her grandmother tucked in with a book and a favorite quilt, watching the magical stars twinkle in the velvety sky. Once you've made friends with Ruby Red Shoes, you'll have a friend for life.

"As a student of pleasant companionship, mindful existence, and living one's best life, Ruby Red Shoes excels, paws down."--Publishers Weekly

"Everything about this book asks readers to go slowly, to put aside the expected, and to savor the simplicity of the moment."--Kirkus

You Are a Beautiful Beginning

You Are a Beautiful Beginning

Laden, Nina
$18.99

It is not the destination, but the journey.

Inspired by this timeless adage, You Are a Beautiful Beginning combines lyrical storytelling and lovely art, blossoming into a celebration of self-love, friendship, and community. With beautiful simplicity and hidden depth, this meditative and magical picture book encourages readers old and young to discover their own endless potential. Kelsey Garrity-Riley's inviting, gently magical art pairs beautifully with a lyrical, deceptively simple text by Nina Laden to create a picture book that is equal parts inspirational story and peaceful lullaby.

It is not wishing to be different.
It is learning to love being you.

It is not the end of your story.
It is a beautiful beginning, too.


This is another uplifting and original book from bestseller Nina Laden, the creator of Peek-A-Who and the author of If I Had a Little Dream and Yellow Kayak.

This Is How We Do It : One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World

This Is How We Do It : One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World

Lamothe, Matt
$17.99

Follow one day in the real lives of seven kids from around the world--Italy, Japan, Iran, India, Peru, Uganda, and Russia!

 

In Japan, Kei plays Freeze Tag, while in Uganda, Daphine likes to jump rope. While the way they play may differ, the shared rhythm of their days--and this one world we all share--unites them.

 

This genuine exchange provides a window into traditions that may be different from our own as well as mirrorsreflecting our common experiences. Inspired by his own travels, Matt Lamonthe transports readers across the globe and back with this luminous and thoughtful picture book.

  • Perfect for kids learning about new cultures and customs
  • Educates children on the importance of similarities and differences
  • Gives kids a unique look into the lives of others across the globe

If you enjoyed Carson Ellis' Home, you're sure to enjoy the window into the world provided by This is How We Do It.

 

This children's picture book is ideal for parents or teachers looking for the following:

  • World Book for Kids
  • Travel Book for Kids
  • Beginning Reading Books
  • Cultures for Kids Books
  • Families Around the World Books

Heather says: Follow the daily lives of children from Iran, Italy, Japan, Peru, Uganda and Russia.

How to Behave and Why

How to Behave and Why

Leaf, Munro
$14.95
In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when we all agreed on what was right and what was wrong. First published in 1946, Munro Leaf's How To Behave And Why gives touchingly sincere yet gently funny lessons in Honesty, Fairness, Strength, and Wisdom. Originally intended for the very young, but with meaning for us all, How To Behave and Why is a true classic, charmingly illustrated with childlike drawings, and with a timeless message. It is a sure guide for teaching children (and adults) how to behave.
Imagine

Imagine

Lennon, John
$18.99
Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope some day you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

Join one little pigeon as she sets out on a journey to spread a message of tolerance around the world. Featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic song and illustrations by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien, this poignant and timely picture book dares to imagine a world at peace. Imagine will be published in partnership with human rights organization Amnesty International.
Frog and Toad: A Little Book of Big Thoughts

Frog and Toad: A Little Book of Big Thoughts

Lobel, Arnold
$12.99

Words to Live By!

Beloved quotes from Frog and Toad are gathered together in this beautiful keepsake book on friendship and life.

This 48-page jacketed hardcover contains timeless quotes from the inimitable, inseparable pair, together with classic illustrations selected from the original four stories. This lovely volume is perfect at graduation, for birthdays, or just because.

Celebrate fifty years of Frog & Toad!

Cowboy Howie

Cowboy Howie

Lowe, Mifflin
$10.00
An imaginative mixed race boy from New York, Howie Kaplinsky dreams of being a cowboy, vividly fantasizing that New York City locations and situations are scenes and situations in the Wild West. With his "Cowboy Vision," Howie transforms dogs into coyotes, telephone poles into sequoias, a woman in a fur coat into a grizzly bear, the tall buildings of New York into the Grand Canyon, and Thanksgiving parade floats into an enormous, bizarre stampede. In Cowboy Howie. The Adventure of the Central Park Coyote and Thanksgiving Day Parade, Howie's father sees a report on the TV news about a coyote in Central Park. Howie gets on his BMX bike, imagining it's a pony, and sets off to "track the critter down." When the rope from a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade catches him by the belt, Howie flies high over Central Park until he finally comes to the famous statue of Balto, the sled dog. With his "Cowboy Vision" Howie is sure he's found the Central Park Coyote and lassoes it. In the end, Howie gets on a Central Park carriage and rides off into the sunset - "Just the way real cowboys always have. Just the way real cowboys always will."
Wilton Wilberry and the Magical Christmas Wishing Well

Wilton Wilberry and the Magical Christmas Wishing Well

Lowe, Mifflin, III
$10.00
Wilton Wilberry is having a very un-merry holiday season because he always gets the "crummy stuff" for Christmas like sox and underwear while his older brother and sister always get the "good stuff" like skateboards and video games. A week before Christmas, after his brother and sister tease him mercilessly, Wilton runs to his bed and cries himself to sleep. When the shadow of a reindeer flies across his quilt and wakes Wilton up, he follows it deep into the woods where he discovers a magical wishing well. A weird, little man, who looks like a crazy, hipster Santa Claus, rises out of the well and gives Wilton everything he wants. From then on, day after day, Wilton goes back to the well again and again. Soon, toys and candy fill Wilton's bedroom, house, yard and even his whole neighborhood, while no one else gets a single thing or can even play with or touch anything Wilton gets! Eventually, no one else likes Wilton or will even talk to him. On Christmas Eve, Wilton is all alone. Once again he cries himself to sleep and has a dream, this time about a Christmas Princess. The Christmas Princess tells Wilton that the most important that the most important thing in the world is not toys and candy and mountains of stuff, but rather the love of his friends and family. The Christmas Princess touches Wilton with her magic wand and off they fly to the well to make one more wish. When Wilton wishes that the holidays could be just the way they used to be, the weird Santa rises from the well in the shape of a giant demon. When the Christmas Princess waves her wand, the demon and his cohort disappear into the night sky and the well vanishes. Wilton then flies home to find that all the toys and candy he'd gotten have disappeared and there are just 3 presents on his bed - one for his brother, one for his sister and one for him. Wilton knows that even if his gift is sox or underwear, he will have the happiest Christmas of his life. Because Wilton now knows that the most important thing in the world is love. And Wilton now knows that, even without toys and candy, he now has everything.
Little Dog, Big Bark. Big Dog, Little Bark.

Little Dog, Big Bark. Big Dog, Little Bark.

Lowe, Mifflin; Crepulja, Marti
$10.00
Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z - a Bedtime Story

Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z - a Bedtime Story

Lowe, Mifflin; Crepulja, Marti
$10.00
Written in the lyrically simple style of Goodnight, Moon, Mifflin Lowe's new book, Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z. A Bedtime Story is the perfect nightcap for children up to age 5 (and their exhausted parents.) Featuring the captivating illustrations of artist Martina Crepulja, it's a sweet and lovely path to sweet and lovely dreams. The plot involves the bedtime habits and rituals of an entire family - nightly customs that help them win the struggle to get to sleep. For instance, the young boy "Darwin could not get to sleep/without his kitty by his feet." "Carla couldn't shut an eye/ until she'd had a piece of pie." "Mother couldn't say goodnight/ until the house was locked up tight." In the end, everyone takes the trip to Slumberland....Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Z!
Mouse

Mouse

Ludvicek, Zebo; Ludvicek, Zebo
$16.99
A hungry mouse discovers the alphabet, nibble by nibble, in this playful tale.

When the letter M comes upon a hungry little mouse with a delicious-looking cherry, he can't help but ask for a bite. The mouse reluctantly agrees, only for the M to devour the entire thing! In exchange, the M offers the mouse some of itself, but after a few bites the M has suddenly become an N. So begins the mouse's journey through the many letters of the alphabet thanks to some creative nibbling and imaginative illustrations from debut author/illustrator Zebo Ludvicek.