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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 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.

When I Draw a Panda

When I Draw a Panda

Bates, Amy June
$17.99
"This amusing picture book encourages imagination and individuality." --Booklist

From the acclaimed author and illustrator of The Big Umbrella comes a delightful celebration of creativity and gumption about a girl and her panda that's Calvin and Hobbes meets If You Give a Mouse a Cookie!

Sometimes when they say to draw a perfect circle, mine turn out a little wonky.
I can draw a perfect fluffy cloud, a perfect scoop of ice cream, and a perfect flat tire.
So when I draw a panda, I keep drawing more and more not-perfect circles until I see a panda.
Then I step back and think, Does it need something else? He probably needs a hat, and then he is my panda.

When a girl draws a panda, it comes to life and helps her embrace her own creativity and unique way of seeing the world.

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.

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.

I Believe I Can

I Believe I Can

Byers, Grace
$18.99

From the #1 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.

Very Hungry Caterpillar

Carle, Eric
$21.99
Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

Cider Mill Press
$4.99
How many animals does Old MacDonald have on his farm? Find out in this new edition of a beloved classic!

How many animals does Old MacDonald have on his farm? Find out in this new edition of a beloved classic! Old MacDonald, a beloved children's song across generations, gets a new look in this stunning edition. Playful illustrations bring this song to life like never before, teaching kids to identify farm animals and their sounds in this educational edition. This classic children's song is now in the perfect format for small hands and big imaginations.

Waiting for a Warbler

Waiting for a Warbler

Collard, Sneed B.
$18.95

In early April, as Owen and his sister search the hickories, oaks, and dogwoods for returning birds, a huge group of birds leaves the misty mountain slopes of the Yucatan peninsula for the 600-mile flight across the Gulf of Mexico to their summer nesting grounds. One of them is a Cerulean warbler. He will lose more than half his body weight even if the journey goes well. Aloft over the vast ocean, the birds encourage each other with squeaky chirps that say, "We are still alive. We can do this."

Owen's family watches televised reports of a great storm over the Gulf of Mexico, fearing what it may mean for migrating songbirds. In alternating spreads, we wait and hope with Owen, then struggle through the storm with the warbler.

This moving story with its hopeful ending appeals to us to preserve the things we love. The backmatter includes a North American bird migration map, birding information for kids, and guidance for how native plantings can transform yards into bird and wildlife habitat.

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.
Crayons' Christmas

Crayons' Christmas

Daywalt, Drew
$19.99
Celebrate the holidays with the Crayons in this festive story from #1 New York Times best-selling duo Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers. 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.

Day the Crayons Quit -- 7/5

Day the Crayons Quit -- 7/5

Daywalt, Drew
$17.99
The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today.

Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Blue crayon needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. Black crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking--each believes he is the true color of the sun. What can Duncan possibly do to appease all of the crayons and get them back to doing what they do best?

With giggle-inducing text from Drew Daywalt and bold and bright illustrations from Oliver Jeffers, The Day the Crayons Quit is the perfect gift for new parents, baby showers, back-to-school, or any time of year! Perfect for fans of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith.

Praise for The Day the Crayons Quit:

Amazon's 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2013
Goodreads' 2013 Best Picture Book of the Year
Winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award

* "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 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.

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, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!

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.

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.

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.

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!"

Ambitious Girl

Ambitious Girl

Harris, Meena
$18.99
Anyone who's ever been underestimated or overshadowed will find inspiration in this empowering new picture book from Meena Harris, New York Times-bestselling author of Kamala and Maya's Big Idea, which is based on a true story about her aunt, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and her mother, Maya Harris. When a young girl sees a strong woman on TV labeled as "too assertive" and "too ambitious," it sends her on a journey of discovery through past, present, and future about the challenges faced by women and girls and the ways in which they can reframe, redefine, and reclaim words meant to knock them down. As Ambitious Girl says: No "too that" or "too this"will stop what's inside us from flowering.
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.

Center Stage

Holabird, Katharine
$6.99
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 Promise

I Promise

James, LeBron
$19.99

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller!

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!

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 #1 New York Times bestselling and Geisel Honor winning 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.

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

Emmy the Magnificent

Emmy the Magnificent

Jamieson, Terry
$24.00

What child likes to clean their room? What child likes to do chores? Not many and Emmy is no exception. But with a sense of fun and marvelous creativity, Emmy finds a way to get the job done and is rewarded with a playdate with her friend, Maya Rose. Emmy the Magnificent encourages and celebrates your child's imagination. Snuggle up and discover how Emmy makes cleaning her room a magical experience.

Search for the two mice, Kitty, and the four fairies when they appear, as your child improves important visual skills.

About the Author

Terry Jamieson and her husband raised two sons and a daughter and have four grandchildren. None of them like cleaning their rooms, but like Emmy, with a little imagination, they try to make it fun.

Couch Potato

Couch Potato

John, Jory
$18.99

An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Indie Bestseller * An Indie Next List Selection

Feeling fried? Peel yourself on the couch and meet your new pal-tato! The winning fourth picture book from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, and The Cool Bean, Jory John and Pete Oswald, will get you and your kids moving!

The Couch Potato has everything within reach and doesn't have to move from the sunken couch cushion. But when the electricity goes out, Couch Potato is forced to peel away from the comforts of the living room and venture outside. Could fresh air and sunshine possibly be better than the views on screen?

Readers of all ages will laugh along as their new best spuddy learns that balancing screen time and playtime is the root to true happiness.

Check out Jory John and Pete Oswald's other funny, bestselling books for kids 4-8 and anyone who wants a laugh:

The Bad Seed

The Good Egg

The Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

That's What Dinosaurs Do

Good Egg

John, Jory
$18.99
Something's Wrong!

Something's Wrong!

John, Jory
$18.99

A hilarious picture book from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jory John, paired with new illustrator Erin Kraan, about a bear whose friends help him make it through a bad day!

Jeff the bear has definitely forgotten something. He ate his breakfast, he watered his plant, he combed his fur...what could it be? Why does he feel so oddly off? So he asks his friend Anders the rabbit what could possibly be wrong. It couldn't have anything to do with the fact that he's wearing underwear...over his fur...could it?

Something's Wrong! is another read-out-loud, laugh-out-loud picture book from bestselling and beloved author Jory John, about that horrible nagging feeling that it just might not be your day--but you know you have a friend to support you no matter what.

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Mog the Forgetful Cat

Kerr, Judith
$7.99

Share in fifty years of a really remarkable cat...

Everyone's favourite family cat first appeared fifty years ago and is loved by children everywhere for her funny and warm-hearted escapades.

Mog the Forgetful Cat was first published in 1970 and has never been out of print! The classic picture book story of a very forgetful cat, her family, and a very exciting adventure is the perfect gift for families, boys, girls, and anyone who has ever known or loved a cat.

From Judith Kerr, the bestselling author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, the beloved Mog stories still delight children all over the world. Celebrate this unforgettable cat's very first adventure and share this funny and warm picture book story with your family.

'Since her debut in 1970, Mog has become... a national hero.' Junior Magazine

'A firm favourite on children's bookshelves' The Telegraph

'Mog is a star, she really is. I can't recommend her highly enough. Someone should give that cat a medal, or an egg for breakfast.' The Bookbag

Simon and the Bear

Simon and the Bear

Kimmel, Eric A.
$12.99
Enjoy a Hanukkah tale full of wonder and miracles from the author of the classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.

Before Simon sails to America, he promises his family that he will get a job and send for them. Simon's mother knows he will need a miracle, so she reminds him to celebrate Hanukkah wherever he may be. Little does either of them know that Simon will spend the first night of Hanukkah on an ice floe after his ship sinks. The lone survivor out in the wide ocean, Simon lights the first candle, and it attracts a visitor: a polar bear.

Does she eat him? No! She shares his latkes, enjoys his songs, goes fishing for him, and even keeps him warm at night. By the last day of Hanukkah, Simon has nearly given up hope of ever being rescued. But then he recounts all of the miracles that have befallen him so far. Perhaps it is not too much to hope for one more, he thinks, as he lights all of the candles in the menorah. The bright glow signals a passing ship, and Simon makes it to New York after all. This fanciful Hanukkah tale -- like none you've ever read before -- celebrates eight miracles: family, friendship, hope, selflessness, sharing, faith, courage, and love.

From the author of the Caldecott Honor-winning classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins comes a gorgeously illustrated fantasy Hanukkah tale full of miracles, from sharing latkes with a polar bear to surviving a Titanic-like sinking. The story behind the ancient holiday is included at the end.

Rock from the Sky

Rock from the Sky

Klassen, Jon
$18.99

Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.

 

There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.

 

Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.

Jenny's First Catch: An Adventure with Florida's Wading Birds

Jenny's First Catch: An Adventure with Florida's Wading Birds

Levine, Susan
$19.95
WHY CAN'T JENNY CATCH A FISH? Jenny wants to surprise her mom by teaching herself how to fish. Join Jenny on her adventure through a mangrove estuary where she meets several different wading birds including a Snowy Egret, White Ibis, Wood Stork, and Great Blue Heron. Each new friend tries to teach Jenny their fishing method, but Jenny's big spoonbill just won't work like the other birds' bills! Young readers will learn all about Florida's wading birds alongside Jenny, as she discovers important lessons about perseverance and being true to herself.
Dream Big, My Precious One

Dream Big, My Precious One

Lord, Jill Roman
$17.99
Celebrate the hopes and dreams you have for your little one with this rhyming picture book that inspires children to dream big, work hard, and trust in God. In Dream Big, My Precious One, a narrator wonders what a young child will enjoy as he or she grows up--sports, art, music? The narrator imagines all of the incredible things the child could become, from "a doctor or zoologist, a nurse or archaeologist" all the way to "a preacher sharing God's good news, a captain on a sailing cruise, a vet to cure sick kangaroos!" Upbeat and playful, this book will inspire children to passionately pursue their dreams, knowing that God will be with them every step of the way.
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.
Gift of Ramadan

Gift of Ramadan

Lumbard, Rabiah York
$16.99
Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year, but when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now? Full color.
Emu's Halloween

Emu's Halloween

Mangan, Anne
$9.99
A suitably scary (but fun as well) picture book that celebrates an Aussie kind of Halloween. Emu wants to make her Halloween party truly terrifying, but she doesn't know how. Fortunately, Emu's friends are able to help her have the most spooktacular night of the year! Ages: 4+