View your shopping cart.

Banner Message

Due to COVID-19, we anticipate delays in order processing and shipping.
We apologize for any delays and are doing our best to deliver orders as quickly as possible.

Kids (13 and under)

Hatchet

Hatchet

Paulsen, Gary
$8.99
This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared--and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother's infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.

At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills--how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire--and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

Look and Learn Birds

Look and Learn Birds

PBS KIDS
$19.99
A simple, fun, fully-illustrated introduction to birds comes packaged with kid-friendly binoculars to encourage kids to explore the natural world around them.

The clear, easy-to-follow reference is designed for a young audience with large pictures and minimal text highlighting the most interesting things to notice about the most common birds in North America--ones that kids would easily spot in their own backyard or local park. The book also highlights features and behaviors children can look for when they observe birds up-close (with the binoculars that come in the kit). In addition, the guide suggests fun, educational activities such as making a hummingbird feeder, or homemade bird treats to attract feathered friends. A portable checklist is included to help children identify common birds when they're out birding, and there is a colorful, interactive poster as well. An engaging resource for budding naturalists, this kit will also get kids exciting about experiencing nature up-close.

Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates

Pearson, Jenny
$16.95

Facts are everything to eleven-year-old Freddie Yates: once you know a fact it's yours to keep. After his grandmother dies and Freddie discovers his biological father might be alive and well in Wales, he decides to follow the facts. Together with his best friends Ben and Charlie, he sneaks off on the adventure of a lifetime (or at least, the summer holidays) to track down Freddie's father.

Freddie doesn't expect any miracles--they're not real, after all. But when the three unwittingly set off a chain of inexplicable events via an onion-eating competition, a couple of superhero costumes, and some very angry antique thieves, Freddie discovers that some things can't always be explained--and sometimes what you're looking for has been with you the whole time.

Propulsive and hilarious, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates is a heartwarming story about the true meaning of family.

Little Big Nate

Little Big Nate

Peirce, Lincoln
$7.99
The author of the New York Times bestselling Big Nate series introduces a younger version of this adventurous, mischievous, wildly popular character!

When Little Big Nate gets a new pack of crayons, his illustrations really come to life! In this delightful board book, Little Big Nate's imagination and love of drawing will inspire even the youngest readers to express themselves through artwork.

Little Big Nate: No Nap!

Little Big Nate: No Nap!

Peirce, Lincoln
$7.99
The star of the bestselling Big Nate book series is back in another board book adventure for preschool-aged children.

Big Nate doesn't want to take a nap. But once he does drift off to sleep, he's delighted to find his imagination can take him to some fascinating places. The second book in the Little Big Nate series by bestselling author Lincoln Peirce is an interactive joy for young children and their parents.

All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome

Penfold, Alexandra; Kaufman, S
$17.99
Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school--no matter what that looks like!

Discover a school where--no matter what--young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.

Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be.

Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A lively, timely picture book. --Booklist

A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again. --School Library Journal

"This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way." - Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

Pax

Pax

Pennypacker, Sara
$8.99

New York Times Bestseller * An Amazon Best Book of the Year * National Book Award Longlist

Finally in paperback! This handsome edition features French flaps.

From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come.

Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild.

At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be--with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox.

Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .

Pax is a wonderful choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

Plus, don't miss Here in the Real World, Sarah Pennypacker's next gorgeous and heartfelt middle grade novel!

Living in . . . Italy

Living in . . . Italy

Perkins, Chloe
$3.99
Are you one of the 15 million Americans with Italian heritage? Ever wonder what Italy is really like? Discover what it's like to be a kid growing up in Italy with this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series all about kids just like you in countries around the world!

Ciao! My name is Pia, and I'm a kid just like you living in Italy. Italy is a country filled with ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, and delicious food! Have you ever wondered what living in Italy is like? Come along with me to find out!

Each book is narrated by a kid growing up in their home country and is filled with fresh, modern illustrations as well as loads of history, geography, and cultural goodies that fit perfectly into Common Core standards. Join kids from all over the world on a globe-trotting adventure with the Living in... series--sure to be a hit with children, parents, educators, and librarians alike!

Hey Black Child

Hey Black Child

Perkins, Useni Eugene
$7.99
Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by acclaimed poet Useni Eugene Perkins, now available in a board book format!

Hey black child, Do you know who you are?Who really are?
Do you know you can beWhat you want to beIf you try to beWhat you can be?
Illustrated in stunning collage by award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier, this lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.
J 'adore Paris! Locked Diary

J 'adore Paris! Locked Diary

Pilar, Bella (ILT)
$10.99
Encourage thoughtful writing with a J'Adore Paris! locked diary from Mudpuppy. Bella Pilar has illustrated a stylish young lady holding balloons and posing in front of the Eiffel Tower. Everyone loves Paris, so why not keep several of these diaries on hand for last minute birthday gifts!
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls

Pilkey, Dav
$12.99
Petey learns what it means to do good in the seventh Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.
The Supa Buddies have been working hard to help Dog Man overcome his bad habits. But when his obsessions turn to fears, Dog Man finds himself the target of an all-new supervillain! Meanwhile, Petey the Cat has been released from jail and starts a new life with Li'l Petey. But when Petey's own father arrives, Petey must face his past and fight for who he loves.

Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.

New Captain Underpants Collection

New Captain Underpants Collection

Pilkey, Dav
$29.95
It's got FIVE times the action! FIVE times the adventure! FIVE times the Flip-O-Rama! Now you can have the first FIVE Captain Underpants books in one boxed set!
Tra-La-Laaaaa! Join George and Harold on FIVE hilarious adventures with the amazing Captain Underpants, as they duel Dr. Diaper, tackle the talking toilets, clash with the crazy cafeteria ladies, plot against Professor Poopypants, and wrestle the wicked Wedgie Woman. Overflowing with humor, action, and that world-famous cheesy animation technique, Flip-O-Rama, this boxed collection will make kids laugh until soda comes out their noses.

Have you read your UNDERPANTS today?

Dog Man : Lord of the Fleas

Dog Man : Lord of the Fleas

Pilkey, Dav; Beard, George; Hu
$9.99
The Supa Buddies convene to deal with some new villains in the fifth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey.
When a fresh bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of being true to one's self.

Baby Shark: Meet Baby Shark

Baby Shark: Meet Baby Shark

Pinkfong
$8.99

Based on the global phenomenon, this official Pinkfong Baby Shark shaped board book is perfect for sharing with the youngest Baby Shark fans in your life!

Experience the magic all over again with this adorable Baby Shark story told through the lyrics of the hit song--Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo!

This official title is fully endorsed by Pinkfong and is based on characters from the YouTube global phenomenon with over 2.4 billion views.

Little Book of Big Magical Stickers

Little Book of Big Magical Stickers

Pipsticks + Workman
$9.95
Spread the sticker love!

Life is just better with stickers, and this little book of BIG vinyl stickers proves just that! Decorate your laptop, bike, water bottle, phone, or dresser (the possibilities are endless!) with these super-sized designs, and brighten every day with a little sticker magic.

A Little Book of Big Magical Stickers includes:

  • 20 BIG vinyl stickers
  • 150+ mini stickers
  • Good Night Owl

    Good Night Owl

    Pizzoli, Greg
    $7.99
    Greg Pizzoli's Geisel Honor-winning, giggle-worthy favorite teases readers with an interactive, bedtime read-aloud perfect for board book.
    Will Owl ever get a good night's sleep? He's ready for bed, but as soon as he settles in, he hears a strange noise. He looks everywhere--in his cupboard, underneath the floorboards--even in his walls. He'll never get to sleep unless he can figure out what's going on! But as he's busy tearing his house apart, he doesn't notice one tiny, squeaky, mouse-shaped detail--the culprit!
    Every observant young reader will point again and again to the answer to Owl's persistent question, laughing all along the way. From the creator of The Watermelon Seed comes another pitch-perfect tale that's empowering, engaging, and entertaining.
    Also available in board book from Greg Pizzoli: Good Night OwlThe Twelve Days of Christmas
    Who Is J.K. Rowling?

    Who Is J.K. Rowling?

    Pollack, Pam
    $5.99
    Everyone loves Harry Potter. Now kids can learn about Harry's creator!

    In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic.

    Who Was Lucille Ball?

    Who Was Lucille Ball?

    Pollack, Pam
    $5.99
    Who doesn't love Lucy? The legendary actress, producer, and comedian steps into the Who Was? spotlight.

    Much like her hit TV show, I Love Lucy, Americans in the 1950s fell in love with Lucy. Born in New York in 1911, Lucille Ball was always a natural performer. She danced in the chorus of Broadway shows and acted in small parts in Hollywood movies. But Ball's true gift was comedy. She found a way to showcase her gifts in 1951 when CBS gave her the chance to star in a sitcom. She based the show on her life and called it I Love Lucy. Over sixty years later, it is still one of the most loved television shows of all time. Lucille Ball became the first woman to run a major television studio, Desilu, and her comedic genius has kept people laughing for generations.

    Who Was Steve Jobs?

    Who Was Steve Jobs?

    Pollack, Pam
    $5.99
    Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and "change the world."
    Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien?

    Who Was J. R. R. Tolkien?

    Pollack, Pamela D.
    $5.99
    Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill as a signals officer in World War I as well as in his fantasy writing. By creating alternate universes and inventing languages in his work he demonstrated that imaginary realms were not just for children. Fondly remembered as the "Father of High Fantasy," Tolkien's books have inspired blockbuster movies and legions of fans.
    Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

    Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?

    Pollack, Pamela; Belviso, Meg;
    $5.99
    Known as one of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's unique vision in movies like Psycho and The Birds sent shivers down our spines and shockwaves through the film industry. His innovative camera techniques have been studied for decades and his gift for storytelling cemented his place in history. Many directors make great movies, but the genius of Hitchcock helped make movies great. Learn how a chubby boy from London became the "Master of Suspense."
    City Spies, Volume 1

    City Spies, Volume 1

    Ponti, James
    $17.99
    A New York Times bestseller!
    A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection!
    "Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight." --People
    "Will keep young readers glued to the page...So when do I get the sequel?" --Beth McMullen, author of Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls

    In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called "a must-read," Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies--perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith's Spy School for Girls.

    Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency.

    Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they're not attending the local boarding school, they're honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can't.

    Before she knows what she's doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school's computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain...all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team.

    No one said saving the world was easy...

    Rainbow Revolutionaries

    Rainbow Revolutionaries

    Prager, Sarah
    $17.99

    One of Time Out's "LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month," this groundbreaking, pop-culture-infused illustrated biography collection takes readers on an eye-opening journey through the lives of fifty influential queer figures who have made a mark on every century of human existence.

    Rainbow Revolutionaries brings to life the vibrant histories of fifty pioneering LGBTQ+ people from around the world. Through Sarah Prager's (Queer, There, and Everywhere) short, engaging bios, and Sarah Papworth's bold, dynamic art, readers can delve into the lives of Wen of Han, a Chinese emperor who loved his boyfriend as much as his people, Martine Rothblatt, a trans woman who's helping engineer the robots of tomorrow, and so many more!

    This book is a celebration of the many ways these heroes have made a difference and will inspire young readers to make a difference, too. Featuring an introduction, map, timeline, and glossary, this must-have biography collection is the perfect read during Pride month and all year round.

    Biographies include:

    Adam Rippon, Alan L. Hart, Alan Turing, Albert Cashier, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Alexander the Great, Al-Hakam II, Alvin Ailey, Bayard Rustin, Benjamin Banneker, Billie Jean King, Chevalière d'Éon, Christina of Sweden, Christine Jorgensen, Cleve Jones, Ellen DeGeneres, Francisco Manicongo, Frida Kahlo, Frieda Belinfante, Georgina Beyer, Gilbert Baker, Glenn Burke, Greta Garbo, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, José Sarria, Josephine Baker, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Julie d'Aubigny, Lili Elbe, Ma Rainey, Magnus Hirschfeld, Manvendra Singh Gohil, Marsha P. Johnson, Martine Rothblatt, Maryam Khatoon Molkara, Natalie Clifford Barney, Navtej Johar, Nzinga, Pauli Murray, Renée Richards, Rudolf Nureyev, Sally Ride, Simon Nkoli, Stormé DeLarverie, Sylvia Rivera, Tshepo Ricki Kgositau, Wen of Han, We'wha

    *A Junior Library Guild Selection*

    Ultimate Spotlight: Trains

    Ultimate Spotlight: Trains

    Prenat, Sophie
    $16.99
    Interactive and engaging, Ultimate Spotlight: Trains shows young children how their favorite vehicles work!

    Discover the wonderful world of trains: Pull a tab to open train doors, life flaps to see inside a train car, or turn a wheel to see different types of trains. Chock-full of age appropriate information, this book is an exciting introduction for young train and transportation enthusiasts.

    - Comprehensive pages feature marvelously detailed illustrations that just to be pored over again and again
    - Interactive and moveable parts on each page keep kids engaged
    - A captivating adventure that brings the world of firefighting and the magic of books to life

    Fans of other stories in the Ultimate Spotlight Series will also enjoy the stunning details and interactive fun of Ultimate Spotlight: Trains.

    - Great family and classroom read-aloud book
    - Books for kids ages 3-5
    - Books for preschool and kindergarten children

    Alphaprints: Boo!

    Alphaprints: Boo!

    Priddy, Roger
    $7.99

    Come and join in the tricks and treats in Boo! --the latest title in Priddy's best-selling series, Alphaprints. This spooktacular book is sure to delight children with fun rhymes to read, kooky illustrations, and exciting textures to touch and feel.

    Each Alphaprints character is created by adding pictures of everyday objects to embossed fingerprints and features an inviting, touch-and-feel texture, including:
    - fuzzy fur
    - soft felt
    - foil fabric
    - and glittery gauze

    With funny illustrations, rhyming text, and plenty to touch and explore, Alphaprints: Boo! is a great way for your little one to join in the spooky fun this Halloween.

    Baby Can Do: Bedtime Baby

    Baby Can Do: Bedtime Baby

    Priddy, Roger
    $7.99

    Roger Priddy's Baby Can Do: Bedtime Baby is an ideal touch-and-feel book for any inquisitive baby. With different textures to touch and feel throughout, this board book is designed to stimulate the senses and introduce little ones to the world around them.

    Young children will love looking at photographs of babies getting ready for bed and the rhyming text is written in a soothing, calm tone, ideal for reading as part of a baby's bedtime routine.

    This board book is part of the Baby Can Do series, a range of very first novelty books, alongside Peekaboo Baby.

    Bunny and Friends Touch and Feel

    Bunny and Friends Touch and Feel

    Priddy, Roger
    $7.99
    An adorable and irresistible touch-and-feel board book for babies and toddlers, full of fabulous photos of furry bunnies to stroke and textures to explore. See the bunnies doing the things bunnies do, from nibbling lettuce to hopping around with friends. On each double-page spread, there is a different texture to find, and the rhyming text makes the whole shared experience an enjoyable one for both parent and child.
    First 100 Animals Padded (large)

    First 100 Animals Padded (large)

    Priddy, Roger
    $8.99

    First 100 Animals has become a must-have for any baby's bookshelf, frequently appearing in Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. It has sold over a million copies worldwide and is published in over 20 languages. This larger edition has all the same appeal to babies and toddlers, who will love to discover the 100 animals inside. The bright, clear photographs and word labels are ideal for developing picture-word association and the book is an excellent vocabulary builder. The pages are made from durable board and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.
    Publishing alongside First 100 Words.

    Look Closer: Under The Ocean

    Look Closer: Under The Ocean

    Priddy, Roger
    $9.99

    You are invited on a journey through our amazing ocean in this beautifully illustrated board book with cut-through windows and over 30 sea creatures to meet.

    Under the Ocean has an interesting acetate window on every page, which builds a layered effect, and as each new page is turned, a colorful habitat full of sea life is revealed. Explore rock pools, the coral reef, a kelp forest, and the open ocean to meet tropical fish, dolphins, whales, sharks, and spot hidden creatures along the way. Find out at the end if you've seen them all....

    Also available: Farm and Arctic

    Move It!

    Move It!

    Priddy, Roger
    $12.99

    With clever pivots and articulated parts, Pivot Book: Move It! is an imaginative new format created by Roger Priddy and is a must for little fans of things that go.

    Young children will love the bright, colorful illustrations and expertly-crafted moveable parts. From trucks and tractors, to diggers and cranes, each spread is packed full of different types of vehicles to spot.

    Who Was Frederick Douglass?

    Who Was Frederick Douglass?

    Prince, April Jones
    $5.99
    Born into slavery in Maryland in 1818, Frederick Douglass was determined to gain freedom--and once he realized that knowledge was power, he secretly learned to read and write to give himself an advantage. After escaping to the North in 1838, as a free man he gave powerful speeches about his experience as a slave. He was so impressive that he became a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, as well as one of the most famous abolitionists of the nineteenth century.
    Bookstore Babies

    Bookstore Babies

    Puck
    $7.95
    Here come the bookstore babies, ready to give you a tour of their favorite local shop.

    Spirited images pair with quirky text to introduce young readers to a group of smart, active, stylish, and just plain silly tots who love to explore their favorite bookstore. From storytime to playing with the bookstore cat, this entertaining board book is an essential introduction to all of the fun that can be found inside a bookstore. And the fun doesn't end there: Bookstore Babies includes oodles of amusing activities and educational reading tips to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!

    Library Babies

    Library Babies

    Puck
    $7.95
    Here come the library babies, ready to give you a tour of their favorite local library!

    There's no place more magical than a library, where adventures can be had both inside the pages of a book and out. Here you can find hidden nooks for reading, encounter new worlds during story time, and take the big step of signing up for your very first library card. From puppet shows to getting to take out towering stacks of books to enjoy at home, this joyful board book teaches every child that through books and libraries, the possibilities are endless.

    And the fun doesn't end there: Library Babies includes oodles of activities and educational reading tips to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!

    *Selected as one of the Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2020

    As It Is In Heaven

    As It Is In Heaven

    Puybaret, Eric
    $17.99

    Éric Puybaret's atmospheric paintings illuminate classic Christian prayers, drawn from over two thousand years of faith. Selections include the Apostles' Creed, the Magnificat, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as prayers from St. Francis, St. Augustine, and St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Each contemplative pairing of text and art invites readers to find new meaning in familiar words.

    This book is an opportunity to introduce--or rediscover--words that have been prayed by people around the world for centuries.

    Who Is the Dalai Lama?

    Who Is the Dalai Lama?

    Rau, Dana Meachen
    $5.99
    Get to know the Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader and one of the most popular world leaders today.

    Two-year-old Lhamo Thondup never imagined he would be anything other than an ordinary child, but after undergoing a series of tests, he was proclaimed the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. By age 15, he found himself the undisputed leader of six million people who were facing the threat of a full-scale war from the Chinese. After the defeat of the Tibetan national uprising in 1959, the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet and went into exile in India. For nearly 50 years, he has aimed to establish Tibet as a self-governing, democratic state. In 1989, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent efforts for the liberation of Tibet and his concern for global environmental problems. As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the Dalai Lama continues to spend his life working to benefit humanity and preserving Tibetan culture.

    Who Was Gandhi?

    Who Was Gandhi?

    Rau, Dana Meachen
    $5.99
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in British-occupied India. Though he studied law in London and spent his early adulthood in South Africa, he remained devoted to his homeland and spent the later part of his life working to make India an independent nation. Calling for non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights around the world. Gandhi is recognized internationally as a symbol of hope, peace, and freedom.
    Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

    Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe?

    Rau, Dana Meachen
    $5.99
    Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Tom's Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The book's emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nation's attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Tom's Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowe's reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.
    Tootle

    Tootle

    Redbank, Tennant
    $4.99
    Tootle the train, star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, chugs into his first Step into Reading book!

    Fans of Tootle the train will now be able to read about him all on their own! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted for early readers from the original Little Golden Book story. Freshly illustrated in the style of the earlier book, which was written by Gertrude Crampton and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, this sweet tale about Tootle--and the important lesson he learns at Train School--is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.

    Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.

    Five Funny Tummy Men

    Five Funny Tummy Men

    Reed, Jean
    $14.95

    What happens to your food after you swallow it? Where does it go? You are going to meet FIVE FUNNY TUMMY MEN who get VERY busy each time you eat your breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks! The FIVE FUNNY TUMMY MEN will help you be happy and healthy for a zillion years, IF YOU LET THEM.

    Farm Babies

    Farm Babies

    Rey, H. A.
    $8.99
    A mother hen counts her chicks from one to ten and a mother cow makes her calf laugh in this rhyming book by Curious George creator H. A. Rey. Each spread features a four line poem and an image of a mother farm animal with a big, sturdy flap to lift to reveal her babies! It's all saturated in Rey's familiar, classic color palette and makes for a multi-sensory read-aloud experience for babies of the human variety.
    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

    Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

    Reynolds, Jason
    $18.99
    The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
    A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

    This is NOT a history book.
    This is a book about the here and now.
    A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
    A book about race.

    The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

    Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
    Download the free educator guide here: https: //www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stamped-Educator-Guide.pdf

    Dolphins

    Dolphins

    Riggs, Kate
    $9.99
    From winged bats to furry wolves, and from leaping dolphins to stalking lions, the world of animals is wonderfully diverse. This popular series travels the planet to study these and other fascinating mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and invertebrates. Beautiful photos are paired with STEM-appropriate text to examine the featured creature's appearance, habitat, behaviors, and life cycle. Each reissued title also presents a folk story that people have used to help explain the animal's appearance or behavior. This revised edition surveys key aspects of dolphins, describing the leaping mammals' appearance, behaviors, and habitats. A folk tale explains why these creatures are friendly toward humans.
    Axel the Truck: Beach Race

    Axel the Truck: Beach Race

    Riley, J. D.
    $4.99

    Axel is a little truck with big, big wheels who loves speed and adventure. Vroom vroom!

    Axel's going to find out if he's fast enough to win an off-road race by the ocean against some bigger trucks. The monster trucks zoom down the sand, but Axel has a great--and very loud!--engine and the heart of a winner.

    Bright illustrations by Brandon Dorman bring the fun-loving, confident Axel to life.

    Axel the Truck: Beach Race is a My First I Can Read book designed to introduce children to the exciting world of reading. It is perfect for reading aloud to a child, which is the first step in creating a great reader.



    Axel the Truck: Rocky Road

    Axel the Truck: Rocky Road

    Riley, J. D.
    $4.99

    Axel is a little truck with great big wheels. Axel loves to explore, have fun, go fast, and get dirty. The Axel books are ideal for children just learning to read, and feature fun art and an easy-to-read text that builds vocabulary, phonics skills, and the joy of reading.

    Rocky Road is the second book about Axel, the little truck with great big wheels. Axel heads to the mountains and races, bumps, and speeds up and down rocky roads. He even races a mountain goat or two! When he gets muddy, Axel heads to the car wash before heading home. The Axel books offer a fast-paced and fun first reading experience for emergent readers and build comprehension and phonics skills.

    Axel the Truck: Speed Track

    Axel the Truck: Speed Track

    Riley, J. D.
    $4.99

    Learn to read with Axel the Truck!

    Axel is a little red truck with big wheels and big dreams. In this My First I Can Read! book, Axel and his dog, Rex, go to the speed track and race against trucks and cars that are bigger, better, and faster than he is. Does Axel win? Let's find out!

    Short declarative sentences, lots of action and fun, age-appropriate vocabulary, sound effects and onomatopoeia, and bold, detailed illustrations make Axel the Truck: Speed Track a great choice for building confidence in emerging readers.

    Perfect for children who love trucks and other vehicles that go!

    Cement Mixer's ABC

    Cement Mixer's ABC

    Rinker, Sherri Duskey
    $6.99
    Written by the author of the New York Times bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site children's book series.

    More than two million Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site books have sold across the series.

    From the author of the best-selling, #1 New York Times Best-selling book Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, this new alphabet concept board book features the same characters as the original, but is written for a younger audience. This lyrical story helps toddlers sing along with Cement Mixer, who churns out a rollicking alphabet rhyme while he shows Bulldozer that work can be fun and teaches little readers the words of the construction site, from A to Z. Work is always lighter when there is someone by your side to sing along!

    Teaches children about friendship, teamwork, and the alphabet.

    Features characters from the original book.
    - Teaches toddlers their ABCs
    - Kids learn about teamwork
    - Story highlights the value of friendship

    Fans of Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, Dump Truck's Colors, and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train Board Books Boxed Set will love this book by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Ethan Long.

    - Perfect book for parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians to read to kids
    - Makes a great baby shower gift or birthday present for small children.
    - A great addition to the Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site book series

    Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, The Book Three)

    Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, The Book Three)

    Riordan, Rick
    $9.99
    Lester and Meg go through the Labyrinth in the red-hot third book in the bestselling Trials of Apollo series, now in paperback.
    "A clash of mythic intrigues and centuries of pop culture to thrill die-hard and new fans alike."--Kirkus Reviews
  • #1 New York Times best-selling series
  • Rick Riordan is considered the "storyteller of the gods" because of his five #1 New York Times bestselling series based on mythology
  • A continuation of the Percy Jackson saga, but it also stands alone
  • A new take on Greek and Roman mythology from the point of view of a fallen god
  • Brings back beloved demigod characters from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series
  • Introduces new demigods
  • Villains are based on Roman emperors
  • Features a diverse cast with people from all kinds of backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Perfect for middle schoolers but can be enjoyed by older readers, too
  • Includes a teaser chapter for Book 4
  • The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.
    With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . . .
    El ladr?n del rayo/ The Lightning Thief

    El ladr?n del rayo/ The Lightning Thief

    Riordan, Rick
    $10.95
    After a summer spent trying to prevent a catastrophic war among the Greek gods, Percy Jackson finds his seventh-grade school year unnervingly quiet. His biggest problem is dealing with his new friend, Tyson-a six foot three, mentally challenged homeless kid who follows Percy everywhere.

    From Percy Jackson: Camp Half-Blood Confidential (An Official Rick Riordan Companion Book): Your Real Guide to the Demigod Training Camp

    Riordan, Rick
    $9.99
    Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero (new cover)

    Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero (new cover)

    Riordan, Rick
    $9.99
    The first book in the mega-bestselling Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan, now available with fresh and exciting new cover art by graphic novelist Nilah Magruder.
    Jason has a problem. He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids." What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea-except that everything seems very wrong.

    Piper has a secret. Her father has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he's in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn't recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

    Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What's troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper's gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all-including Leo-related to a god.

    Rick Riordan, the best-selling author of the Percy Jackson series, pumps up the action and suspense in The Lost Hero, the first book in The Heroes of Olympus series. Fans of demigods, prophecies, and quests will be left breathless--and panting in anticipation for Book Two.
    The accessible and dramatic cover art by graphic novelist Nilah Magruder will attract a new generation of readers.