Birthday Gift Guide

Jon Klassen Card - Party Bear

Illustrated by Jon Klassen

Birthday card and matching envelope. Blank inside. Made in the USA.

Item No. 15670
Journey Trilogy Box Set - Autographed
Aaron Becker

 Staff Pick

Get swept away on a breathtaking journey...Now you can experience the entire trilogy by Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker in one beautiful boxed set.

An ordinary child steps through a portal into a luminous and magical landscape, beginning her quest toward an uncertain destiny. In this special boxed set, three connected, wordless tales showcase the exquisite imagination and artistry of Aaron Becker, whose auspicious debut, Journey, was awarded a Caldecott Honor. Included in this slipcased collection is a never-before-published print by the artist featuring characters from the series. Enclosed are the books Journey, Quest, and Return.

Item No. AUTOAB3
Legendary Ladies Goddess Deck

Staff Pick

Find your goddess within and tap into your inner strength with this empowering deck of 58 goddesses from beloved artist Ann Shen. The cards feature colorful portraits of female deities from around the world, and the accompanying booklet describes how you can invoke their unique powers in your own life. Let these legendary ladies lead you toward your ultimate destiny.

• Select a goddess based on your needs, pull a card to let fate guide you, or do a full reading to discover what the universe has in store.
• A must-have for the modern mystic and feminist historian alike
• Also makes a great gift for anyone interested in spirituality, personal growth, mythology, or the Tarot

• 58 full-color cards, each depicting a goddess
• 80-page booklet with descriptions of the deities and their mystical powers, and instructions on using the cards as a tool for self-discovery

Item No. 9781452181073
Letters to My Future Self
Redmond, Lea

 Staff Pick

An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015
At once a priceless memento and a journey forward in time, this innovative book of 12 fold-and-mail style letters offers a unique way to capture the moment. Each letter bears a prompt to inspire self-reflection. Once written, the letters can be sealed with the stickers included and postdated. The keepsake bundle of letters is like a dozen diary entries for the future. A thoughtful present for anyone embarking on a new stage in their life's journey, Letters to My Future Self offers both the gift of looking forward and the delight of remembering times past.

Item No. 9781452125374
Letters to Open on Your Birthday
Redmond, Lea
Write Now. Read Later. Treasure Forever.

Letters to Open on Your Birthday will inspire you (or a group of loved ones) to wish someone a very happy birthday. Tell them how much they mean to you and share your hopes for them in the year ahead.

Each letter is printed with a unique prompt like:

  • The world is better with you in it because...
  • Let's celebrate YOU by...
  • On your special day, I hope you...
  • Sign the 12 letters, seal them with the enclosed stickers, and present the completed book to the birthday boy or girl. They'll treasure your words for years to come!

    Item No. 9781452159454
    Make-a-Mask: Butterflies
    Make a mask, not a mess! Have some Mudpuppy Butterflies Make-a-Masks on hand for a creative activity at any children's party or gathering. Just add some crayons, markers, or paint and let the fun begin. The butterflies were illustrated by Jenn Playford, so you can transform into a beautiful butterfly without the egg, chrysalis, and caterpillar stages! Why not try several different themes!

    - 20 paper masks in 4 designs
    - Pre-cut eyeholes
    - Pre-cut colored elastic for attaching masks included

    Item No. 9780735334489
    Oh, Bear
    Greenberg, Melissa Nelson

    Staff Pick

    Bear receives a bright yellow kite for his birthday and flies it until . . . it gets stuck in a tree and rips. Oh, Bear. Lucky for Bear, Bird is busy building a nest and flies his broken kite home, where an even better surprise awaits him. A story about nature, renewal, and friendship--the best gift of all.
    Item No. 9781944903596
    Pin-Pronoun: He/Him

     Staff Pick

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 21589423
    Pin-Pronoun: She/Her

     Staff Pick

    Silver pronoun lapel pin

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 73714618
    Pin-Pronoun: They/Them

     Staff Pick

    Let 'em know your preference!

    Silver metal pin with black enamel fill. Standard pin back with non-slip black rubber clutch. Measures 1"

    Item No. 53432043
    Strawberry Sunglasses
    Talking Tables

    Staff Pick

    Get the party started with these eye-catching strawberry sunnies! Perfect for summery parties or festivals, these glasses are novelty and not intended to protect eyes from strong sunlight. Set the scene with these party accessories.

    Fit perfect for ages 10+. Oversized on younger wearers.

    Item No. 5052715102666
    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Best Day Ever Mini Tote

    Fill these mini tote bags with party favors for kids to enjoy during an Eric Carle-inspired event. They're ideal for a first birthday party! Printed with “Best Day Ever!” and everyone’s favorite caterpillar, these tiny totes are ideal for filling with candy, small toys and more. Nonwoven polypropylene bags. 6 1/2" x 6" with 4" handles. © OTC / ™ & © 2016 Eric Carle LLC. All rights reserved.

    Item No. 13733490
    Very Hungry Caterpillar Enamel Pin

    USA Exclusive! This Caterpillar pin has been imported exclusively for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from Germany.

    One adorable enamel Very Hungry Caterpillar pin comes pinned to a colorful Eric Carle postcard. Makes a great gift for a favorite teacher! Pin measures approximately 1" long, making it the perfect size to attach to backpacks and clothing. For ages 3 and up.

    Item No. 9783836912945
    VHC Happy Birthday Lawn Sign

    A fun yard decoration for a birthday party, this yard sign features Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and the text Happy Birthday!. Great for drive-by birthday parties or just to draw attention to where the birthday star lives! Includes metal stakes. Corrugated plastic. 26" x 17" Simple assembly required.

    Item No. 13963828
    When's My Birthday?
    Fogliano, Julie

    Staff Pick

    In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday.

    when's my birthday?
    where's my birthday?
    how many days until my birthday?

    i'd like a pony for my birthday
    and a necklace for my birthday.
    i'd like a chicken for my birthday.
    i'd like a ball to bounce and bounce.

    i'd like a big cake on my birthday
    with lots of chocolate on my birthday
    and lots of candles on my birthday
    1,2,3,4,5, and 6!

    2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award

    When's My Birthday? is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017, a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017, an NPR Best Book of 2017, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and a 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book.

    Item No. 9781626722934
    The Secret Birthday Message (Board Book)
    Carle, Eric

     Staff Pick

    A message in code starts Tim off on an exciting treasure hunt through a dark cave, an underground tunnel, and other strange places until at the end he finds a happy surprise.
    Item No. 9780694011483