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Getaway

Getaway

Kinney, Jeff
$14.99
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town.

With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.

But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous critters all threaten to ruin the family's vacation. Can their trip be saved, or will this island getaway end in disaster?
Meltdown NEW EDITION

Meltdown NEW EDITION

Kinney, Jeff
$14.99
An instant #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestseller!

When snow shuts down Greg Heffley's middle school, his neighborhood transforms into a wintry battlefield. Rival groups fight over territory, build massive snow forts, and stage epic snowball fights. And in the crosshairs are Greg and his trusty best friend, Rowley Jefferson.

It's a fight for survival as Greg and Rowley navigate alliances, betrayals, and warring gangs in a neighborhood meltdown. When the snow clears, will Greg and Rowley emerge as heroes? Or will they even survive to see another day?

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14)

Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14)

Kinney, Jeff
$14.99

An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series--from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney--an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?

And don't miss Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal--the instant #1 bestseller--told from Greg's best friend Rowley's perspective!

Who Is Jeff Kinney?

Who Is Jeff Kinney?

Kinney, Patrick
$5.99
Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated with doodles just like a kid might do. And so, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series was born--and it was a hit! In this biography, Jeff's brother, Patrick Kinney, provides a knowledgeable look at the life of this best-selling author/illustrator. From Jeff's childhood pranks to his job developing online games, kids will love the chance to learn more about the creator of the popular Wimpy Kid books.
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

Wonder Woman: Meet the Heroes

Wonder Woman: Meet the Heroes

Korte, Steve
$3.99

Official tie-in books for the new hit movie!

Wonder Woman, DC Comics' greatest heroine, soared to the big screen on June 2, 2017, for the first major motion picture in her 75-year history! The all-star cast includes Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, and more.

When Diana learns about a war abroad, she knows it's her mission to help save the world. But she's not the only one who cares about peace. Meet all the heroes who help Diana hone her skills and become Wonder Woman!

Based on the major motion picture, Wonder Woman: Meet the Heroes is a fully illustrated Level 2 I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

Basketball's Greatest Players

Basketball's Greatest Players

Kramer, S. A.
$4.99
From Larry Bird and Michael Jordan to the hottest new legends such as LeBron James, this Step 5 Step into Reading early reader offers tons of facts about the best players in the game, what they were best known for, and how they got their start!

Step 5 Readers tell stories in chapters using longer paragraphs, for children who want to take the plunge into chapter books but still like colorful illustrations and photography.

Baseball's Greatest Hitters : From Ty Cobb to Miguel Cabrera

Baseball's Greatest Hitters : From Ty Cobb to Miguel Cabrera

Kramer, S. A.; Campbell, Jim (
$4.99
This Step into Reading Step 5 Sports Reader profiles the greatest hitters in baseball: Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron. Now updated to include Miguel Cabrera, who made baseball history by achieving the Triple Crown in 2012, and up-and-comer Mike Trout. This star-studded survey remains contemporary by addressing the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some of baseball's top stars.

Step 5 Readers tell stories in chapters using longer paragraphs and are ideal for children who want to take the plunge into chapter books but still like colorful pictures.

Ocean

Ocean

Krestovnikoff, Miranda
$23.99
Oceans cover more than 70% of the world--and so much science is lurking underneath that water's surface. This survey-style book explores an incredible collection of narratives, featuring fascinating facts and stories about the world's deepest seas and oceans. This is an eye-catching, comprehensive look at the creatures and plants that populate these waters and the people who have explored it, as well as a critical look at what is at stake now in protecting it. Featuring an eclectic mix of layout styles with incredible artwork throughout, this is a book that will amaze children and families alike with fantastic facts on the astounding seas and oceans that cover our planet.
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Krull, Kathleen
$17.99

From award-winning author Kathleen Krull comes an empowering picture book biography--with dazzling illustrations from artist Nancy Zhang--about the second female justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg may be one of the most respected women in the United States, but her recognition is nothing short of hard-won. For years before becoming a justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth had to fight the notion that being female meant that she was less smart, less qualified, and less worthy of attention than her male counterparts. Throughout college, law school, and her work life, she faced discrimination--because she was a woman.

But it was in her fight for equality as a lawyer that she made an imprint on American history, by changing the way the law dealt with women's rights and by showing people that unfairness to women wasn't just a female problem--that it negatively affected men and children, too.

In this inspiring picture book from award-winning author Kathleen Krull and artist Nancy Zhang, readers will learn about Ruthless Ruthie--a warrior for equality, defender of justice, and a trailblazer for girls everywhere.

Pat the Bunny

Pat the Bunny

Kunhardt, Dorothy
$9.99
The timeless children's classic--a perfect gift for Easter, baby showers and first birthdays.

For generations, Pat the Bunny has been creating special first-time moments between parents and their children. One of the best-selling children's books of all time, this classic touch-and-feel book offers babies a playful and engaging experience, all the while creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

We All Sleep

We All Sleep

Kwaymullina, Ezekiel
$9.95
Acclaimed mother-and-son-team Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymullina take readers on a journey through a day, celebrating the interconnectedness of people and animals in lyrical language and sumptuous colour.
Wrinkle in Time : 50th Anniversary Edition

Wrinkle in Time : 50th Anniversary Edition

L'Engle, Madeleine
$9.99

The 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture.

Fifty years ago, Madeleine L'Engle introduced the world to A Wrinkle in Time and the wonderful and unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe.

When the children learn that Mr. Murry has been captured by the Dark Thing, they time travel to Camazotz, where they must face the leader IT in the ultimate battle between good and evil--a journey that threatens their lives and our universe.

A Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time is an iconic novel that continues to inspire millions of fans around the world. This special edition has been redesigned and includes an introduction by Katherine Paterson, an afterword by Madeleine L'Engle's granddaughter Charlotte Jones Voiklis that includes photographs and memorabilia, the author's Newbery Medal acceptance speech, and other bonus materials.

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

This title has Common Core connections.

Praise for A Wrinkle in Time:

"A Wrinkle in Time is one of my favorite books of all time. I've read it so often, I know it by heart. Meg Murry was my hero growing up. I wanted glasses and braces and my parents to stick me in an attic bedroom. And I so wanted to save Charles Wallace from IT." --Meg Cabot

"A book that every young person should read, a book that provides a road map for seeking knowledge and compassion even at the worst of times, a book to make the world a better place." --Cory Doctorow

"[L'Engle's] work is one of the things that made me a writer, a science fiction and fantasy fan, an avid reader. Hers were the first books I read that mixed math and magic, the quest and the quantum." --Scott Westerfeld

"A Wrinkle in Time taught me that you can tackle even the deepest and most slippery concepts of physics and philosophy in fiction for young readers. It's a great lesson for all writers, and a tough tesseract to follow." --David Lubar

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star (Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Who Was Princess Diana?

Who Was Princess Diana?

Labrecque, Ellen
$5.99
Learn how Lady Diana Spencer became the People's Princess as she takes her place in the ranks of the Who Was? series.

A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real life fairytale princess. Although the storybook marriage didn't have a happy ending, Diana learned to use her fame as a way to champion charitable causes near to her heart. She became the People's Princess by humanizing the image of the royal family and showing care and concern for all people, including the homeless, the sick, and others in need.
Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

Lacey, Josh
$5.99
Dragons plus Halloween equal mayhem in the seventh book of the hilarious, high-flying Dragonsitter series!
Halloween night is full of strange creatures: witches, vampires, ghosts - and dragons! Eddie and Emily take their uncle's pet dragons trick-or-treating. But the dragons have quite the sweet tooth, and it's not long before things go ghoulishly wrong!
Told all in emails, the Dragonsitter chapter book series will have readers laughing out loud and begging for more!
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.

Go Vote, Baby!

Go Vote, Baby!

Lambert, Nancy
$9.99

A fun, sturdy novelty board book with 13 sliding doors!

Toddlers will love casting their vote as they slide-and-vote in everyday situations like striped or polka dot socks in the morning, vanilla or chocolate ice cream at snack time, and many more exciting choices every kid faces throughout the day.

This sturdy board book is a great way to encourage toddlers to always cast their votes, despite how ordinary or tiny the decision may seem!

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
$18.99
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 mirrors reflecting 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.

    All Together Now

    All Together Now

    Larson, Hope
    $21.99

    All Together Now is New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Hope Larson's pitch-perfect graphic novel follow-up for fans of All Summer Long, music lovers, and anyone navigating the ups and downs of friendship.

    Middle-schooler Bina is having the best time playing in her new band with her friends, Darcy and Enzo. But both the band and her friendships begin to crumble when Darcy and Enzo start dating, effectively relegating Bina to third-wheel status.

    To make matters worse, Bina's best friend, Austin, starts developing a crush on her . . . one she is not sure she reciprocates. Now Bina must follow her heart. Can she navigate its twists and turns before the lights come up and the music starts playing?

    Shells

    Shells

    Lawler, Janet
    $29.95
    Along summer beaches, shells beckon with their timeless beauty and wonder. They provide protection for many ocean animals, populate colorful coral reefs, and sometimes surprise with a pearl inside! Fabulous interactive features and fun facts abound in this unique summertime pop-up book.
    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.
    Obamas: A Lift-The-Flap Book

    Obamas: A Lift-The-Flap Book

    Lemay, Violet
    $9.95
    In 2009, Barack Obama became the first African-American president of the United States. Side by side with his wife Michelle, the Obamas energized millions of people around the world.

    In this book with flaps readers will discover some of the most motivational words and moments that made the Obama presidency a remarkable period in history. Concepts like Peace, Love, Hope, Dreams, the Environment, and Equality are highlighted with large flaps that reveal the Obamas' contributions to the world stage. Lift the flap that says "Hope" and the words "We are the change that we seek" are revealed, while the flap about Dreams reminds us that the Obamas "worked for the world as it should be."

    With vibrant illustrations by Violet Lemay and simple text, The Obamas: A Lift-the-Flap Book is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the inspiring life of Barack and Michelle Obama.

    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.
    Love the Earth

    Love the Earth

    Lennon, Julian
    $9.99
    The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, following Touch the Earth and Heal the Earth. by Julian Lennon, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, philanthropist, photographer, and bestselling author.

    Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go anywhere on Earth! This time, Lennon's book immerses children into an interactive and unique journey where they can:

  • Plant milkweed gardens and soar with the butterflies.
  • Build schools where girls and boys will be safe to learn and follow their dreams.
  • Clean the oceans and beaches and help endangered dolphins, turtles, and whales.
  • Explore the planet, meet new people, and help make the world a better place!
  • The Flier's mission is to transport readers around the world, to engage them in helping to save the environment, and to teach one and all to love our planet. Just press a button printed on the page and use your Imagination Power to make the Flier glide through the air or transform into vehicles that will help those in need.

    An inspiring, lyrical story, rooted in Lennon's life and work, Love the Earth is filled with beautiful illustrations that bring the faraway world closer to young children. The book includes words to a special poem written by Julian Lennon, specifically for Love the Earth.

    Splash

    Splash

    Lester, Alison
    $6.99
    What sound do marine animals make? Introduce babies and toddlers to different animal sounds with this gorgeous board book by bestselling author-illustrator Alison Lester. I see a pretty penguin sliding like a flash. What do you say, pretty penguin? Splash, splash, splash! SPLASH is part of a delightful series by bestselling author-illustrator Alison Lester, designed especially for 0-3 year olds. Babies will respond to the rhyming text and the simple, colourful images, while toddlers will love joining in to make their own animal sounds. these bright, engaging board books are perfect for little hands - collect the whole set! Ages: 0-3
    I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

    I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

    Levy, Debbie
    $18.99
    Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg--in the first picture book about her life--as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

    Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what's right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice's story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

    Louise and the Class Pet

    Louise and the Class Pet

    Light, Kelly
    $4.99

    Louise is so excited! The class pet, Pigcasso, is staying over for the weekend! Louise's cat is not as excited as she is, though.... Can they all make it through the weekend?

    Louise and the Class Pet is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. This is the second Level One I Can Read starring Louise, from the acclaimed picture book Louise Loves Art.

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Ellen DeGeneres

    Little Bee Books
    $6.99
    Celebrate the amazing accomplishments of LGBTQ activist and trailblazer Ellen DeGeneres in this charming board book.

    In this beautifully illustrated board book series, parents can celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ heroes, and introduce their little ones to the trailblazers who have shaped our world.

    Ellen DeGeneres, one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world, has been making people laugh for nearly 40 years. As an actress, Ellen played the first gay lead character in a prime-time show, helping to pave the way for representation for LGBTQ people. Through her sitcoms, talk show, and iconic movies (Finding Nemo and Finding Dory), Ellen has become known for her hilarious wit and gigantic heart. Her activism and visibility have been transformative, and in 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Ellen, among many other LGBTQ heroes, has been an incredible force, paving the way for future generations.

    One, Two, Three Dim Sum: A Mandarin-English Counting Book

    One, Two, Three Dim Sum: A Mandarin-English Counting Book

    Lo, Rich
    $7.95
    Children and their parents can learn to count to ten in both English and Mandarin in this fun bilingual counting book of food.

    This book features traditional Chinese food items paired with numbers in both English and Chinese. Illustrated by Rich Lo, you'll learn two is for chopsticks, five is for egg rolls, and nine is for sweet buns, and since the numbers are shown in both simplified and traditional Chinese and English, learning is both easy and fun.

    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!

    I'm a Unicorn

    I'm a Unicorn

    Loehr, Mallory
    $4.99
    A magical Little Golden Book for a little unicorn lover's Easter basket!

    I am moonlight white.
    I have a magical horn.
    I look a lot like a horse, of course. . .

    So begins this charming Little Golden Book that introduces the magical unicorn to the littlest readers! In this sweet story, gorgeously illustrated by Disney artist Joey Chou, a unicorn tells the readers all about herself (My horn can make water clean, or heal a hurt) and her magical life (I frolic in the forest, I prance in the fields). Sure to delight little ones who love the magic of fairy tales and beautiful creatures!

    Don't miss this other book about an amazing mythical creature!
    'm a Dragon

    Indestructibles: Baby, Let's Eat!

    Indestructibles: Baby, Let's Eat!

    Lomp, Stephan
    $5.95
    Explore a rainbow of delicious foods in a book that's indestructible!

    What green vegetable looks like a tree? Broccoli!
    Can you find a fruit that's small and yellow? Lemon!
    Can you pick out two berries so red and sweet? Raspberry and strawberry!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
  • Indestructibles: Love You, Baby

    Indestructibles: Love You, Baby

    Lomp, Stephan
    $5.95
    Show baby loads of love in a book that's indestructible!

    Baby loves hugs. Just like baby kitty!
    Baby loves nuzzles. Just like baby bunny!
    Baby loves snuggles. Just like baby piggy!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
  • Indestructibles: Things That Go!

    Indestructibles: Things That Go!

    Lomp, Stephan
    $5.95
    Learn all about things that go in a book that's indestructible.

    Baby's driving down the road. Look, a truck!
    Baby's flying in the air. Wow, there's a plane!
    Baby's sailing on the sea--along with a ship, a sailboat, and a submarine!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
  • Call of the Wild

    Call of the Wild

    London, Jack; Burgess, Melvin
    $6.99
    Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads to his kidnap, and he is forced into a life of toil and danger. Dragged away to be a sledge dog in the harsh and freezing cold Yukon, Buck must fight for his survivial. Can he rise above his enemies and become the master of his realm once again? With an inspirational introduction by award-winning author Melvyn Burgess, The Call of the Wild is one of the twenty wonderful classic stories being reissued in Puffin Classics in March 2015.
    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!
    Giver (25th Anniversary Edition)

    Giver (25th Anniversary Edition)

    Lowry, Lois
    $18.99
    Celebrate Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning classic story of a young boy discovering the dark secrets behind his seemingly ideal world in this 25th Anniversary Edition of The Giver. Includes a new afterword from Lois Lowry, as well as her Newbery acceptance speech.

    The Giver, Lois Lowry's Newbery Medal-winning novel, has become one of the most influential books of our time. Placed on countless reading lists and curricula, translated into more than forty languages, and made into a feature film, The Giver is a modern classic.

    Celebrate this beloved contribution to children's literature with the 25th Anniversary Edition. The haunting story of twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity, is as resonant today as when it was first published. Lois Lowry will include a new afterword as well as her Newbery acceptance speech in this beautifully rejacketed edition.

    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.
    Amicus Book of Earth

    Amicus Book of Earth

    Lundie, Isobel
    $9.99
    "Travel the world in a book, and what will we see? From ocean to city, from forest to sky, this collage illustrated board book shows toddlers and preschoolers the beauty of the Earth"--
    Batting Order

    Batting Order

    Lupica, Mike
    $17.99
    A New York Times bestseller

    From acclaimed author of the Home Team series comes a brand-new novel about the heart and soul of baseball.

    On or off the field, Matt and Ben couldn't be more different. Ben Roberson is an all-or-nothing player: he's big, he's bold, and he's brash. Ben's swing can hit a ball right out of the park--but that's if he can get a hit at all.

    Matt Baker is small, and shy, and his stutter has him avoiding the spotlight--even if he's the best all-rounder on the team. But while Matt knows he's got the chops, a part of him has always envied "Big Ben" and his attention-grabbing charm.

    So it's a total shock when Ben asks Matt to help him work on his swing. Because Ben can't put the ball into play, and his showboating comes at the expense of the team. And even though Matt's trying to help, Ben doesn't seem to take him seriously, especially when it means toning things down.

    The end of the season is fast approaching--is there enough time for Ben to realize bigger isn't always better? For Matt to understand that sometimes, being the bigger person means standing up for yourself?

    Or will they have to accept defeat?

    Turnover

    Turnover

    Lupica, Mike
    $17.99
    From New York Times bestselling author Mike Lupica comes a story about a young basketball player confronting the truth about his hero and grappling with right and wrong on and off the court.

    Gramps is Lucas's hero, which is second only to the fact that he is also Lucas's basketball coach. Gramps coached the team to victory in the championships last year, and when he decides to come out of retirement to coach another season, Lucas is thrilled. This season will absolutely be the greatest yet.

    So when his English teacher challenges the class to write a biography of the person they most admire, Lucas can't think of anyone he'd rather write about.

    Except...Gramps is being cagey. He avoids every question Lucas asks, and gets angry every time Lucas brings up his past as a hotshot basketball player. Lucas can't help but wonder--is there something Gramps is trying to hide? And if there is, will Lucas be prepared to face the truth about the man he thought he knew?

    With basketball championships fast approaching, time is running out for Lucas to decide.

    Fossils for Kids

    Fossils for Kids

    Lynch, Dan R.
    $12.95
    Dig into the History of Life!

    Become a young paleontologist. Learn all about ancient lifeforms preserved in rock. Dan R. Lynch, author of many Rocks & Minerals field guides, presents a kids' introduction to fossils. Whether children see their first fossil at a museum or find their own fossil seashells from an ancient ocean, this easy-to-understand book is a perfect guide for beginners.

    Inside You'll Find

  • "How to" section, including details on what to look for and where to look
  • The basics of paleontology and how fossils formed
  • Rules about what you can and can't collect
  • Identification guide to common and collectible invertebrate fossils, such as trilobites, as well as common rock shop finds
  • Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

    Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes

    MacDonald Denton, Kady
    $12.99

    This delightfully illustrated book contains more than seventy-five of the best-loved rhymes and songs of childhood, from soothing lullabies to schoolyard chants. Popular classics such as "Pat a Cake," "Humpty Dumpty," and "Jack and Jill" are joined by lesser-known rhymes and ditties from many different cultures. Kady MacDonald Denton's illustrations add liveliness and humor. Together, parents and children will enjoy sharing A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes.

    75 songs are available to download.

    Tale of Tails

    Tale of Tails

    MacPherson, Elizabeth
    $4.99
    A 1962 Garth Williams classic, now in print for the first time as a Little Golden Book!

    "The pig has a tail with a curl and a bend. A snake is all tail with a head on one end. . . ."

    Long tails, fluffy tails, swishy tails, stubby tails--this witty poem about all the types of tails in the animal kingdom is perfect for curious preschoolers. With gorgeous paintings of friendly critters by Garth Williams, this book is a perfect blend of whimsy and fact.






    No Room at the Morgue

    No Room at the Morgue

    Manchette, Jean-Patrick
    $15.95
    Inspired by the works of Dashiell Hammett, No Room at the Morgue is Jean-Patrick Manchette's unparalleled take on the private eye novel -- fierce, politically inflected, and finely rendered by the haunting, pitch-black prose for which the author is famed.

    No Room at the Morgue came out after Jean-Patrick Manchette had transformed French crime fiction with such brilliantly plotted, politically charged, unrelentingly violent tales as Nada and The Mad and the Bad. Here, inspired by his love of Dashiell Hammett, Manchette introduces Eugene Tarpon, private eye, a sometime cop who has set up shop after being kicked off the force for accidentally killing a political demonstrator. Months have passed, and Tarpon desultorily tries to keep in shape while drinking all the time. No one has shown up at the door of his office in the midst of the market district of Les Halles. Then the bell rings and a beautiful woman bursts in, her hands dripping blood. It's Memphis Charles, her roommate's throat has been cut, and Memphis can't go to the police because they'll only suspect her. Can Tarpon help?

    Well, somehow he can't help trying. Soon bodies mount, and the craziness only grows.

    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+