Books & DVDs

And Then It's Spring
Fogliano, Julie

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

And Then It's Spring is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

Item No. 9781596436244
$17.99
Charlotte's Web - Hardcover
E. B. White

The forty-seven black-and-white drawings by Garth Williams have all the wonderful detail and warmhearted appeal that children love in his work. Incomparably matched to E.B. White's marvelous story, they speak to each new generation, softly and irresistibly.

Sixty years ago, on October 15, 1952, E.B. White's Charlotte's Web was published. It's gone on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time. To celebrate this milestone, the renowned Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has written a heartfelt and poignant tribute to the book that is itself a beautiful translation of White's own view of the world—of the joy he took in the change of seasons, in farm life, in the miracles of life and death, and, in short, the glory of everything.

We are proud to include Kate DiCamillo's foreword in the 60th anniversary editions of this cherished classic.

Charlotte's Web is the story of a little girl named Fern who loved a little pig named Wilbur—and of Wilbur's dear friend Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider who lived with Wilbur in the barn.

With the help of Templeton, the rat who never did anything for anybody unless there was something in it for him, and by a wonderfully clever plan of her own, Charlotte saved the life of Wilbur, who by this time had grown up to quite a pig.

How all this comes about is Mr. White's story. It is a story of the magic of childhood on the farm. The thousands of children who loved Stuart Little, the heroic little city mouse, will be entranced with Charlotte the spider, Wilbur the pig, and Fern, the little girl who understood their language.

Item No. 9780060263850
$16.99
I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

For a limited time, get a FREE Very Hungry Caterpillar temporary tattoo with each purchase of this book!

Celebrate Mom's special day with The Very Hungry Caterpillar in this colorful book featuring Eric Carle's joyful illustrations.
Show Mom just how much she means with this colorful book from the World of Eric Carle. Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he honors Mother's Day and celebrates incredible parents everywhere. With joyful illustrations and colorful creatures, this charming keepsake is a great way to show parents, grandparents, soon-to-be mothers, aunts, friends, or whomever you call "Mom" just how much you care.

Item No. 9780451533463
$8.99
Journey
Becker, Aaron
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship.

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.
Item No. 9780763660536
$15.99
Leave Your Sleep
Merchant, Natalie

This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience.

Item No. 9780374343682
$24.99
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

February Promotion: Receive a free Eric Carle LOVE bookmark with every purchase of Love from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Use coupon code VHCLOVE17 at checkout. Offer expires February 28, 2017.

Celebrate love with #1 New York Times Best-Selling Title!

"You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter." Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year!

Item No. 9780448489322
$8.99
Madeline 75th Anniversary Edition
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Seventy-five years ago, a spirited little red-headed girl stepped out of the pages of a book and into the hearts of readers. Madeline may have been the smallest of the twelve little girls who always walked in two straight lines, but she was the bravest--to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said -poo poo-.
Madeline went on to inspire eight sequels, as well as television and movies, dolls and teasets and games. She is loved by millions of readers all over the world.
To commemorate this anniversary, this lavish slipcased edition of the original Madline book includes a full-color panoramic pop up spread of Paris, with all the famous landmarks, including Madeline's house.
Happy 75th birthday, Madeline!
Item No. 9780670785407
$25.00
Nanette's Baguette - Autographed
Mo Willems
Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!
Mo Willems' hilarious new picture book, Nanette's Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret?
Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modeled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet. Get set to krack into an irresistible tale you won't soon forget!
Item No. AUTOMW47
$17.99
Picture Writer DVD: The Art of the Picture Book

An ALA 2012 Notable Children's Video
Eric Carle fans, readers and artists of all ages will thrill to watch The Art of the Picture Book, a new film about the artist's life and creative process. This intimate portrait lets every viewer into Eric Carle's world as if you were there beside him in his studio. Listen and watch as he creates his pictures, remembers his childhood, reflects on the creative life he has led for decades as the creator of more than 70 books for children. The Art of the Picture Book captures the magic of Eric Carle; a man who sees each child as an individual and who is deeply connected to the child he once was.

Running time: 30 minutes.

Click here to watch a trailer!

Item No. 14035
$40.00
Real Cowboys
Hoefler, Kate
In Kate Hoefler s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect."
Item No. 9780544148925
$16.99
Some Pets
DiTerlizzi, Angela
The duo that brought you the "bright" and "breezy" (Booklist) Some Bugs is back with a vibrant companion book that's packed with your favorite pets.
Some pets sit.
Some pets stay.
Some pets fetch,
And some pets play.

Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more!--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Who will take home the coveted Best in Show ribbon? Join the fun to find out!
Item No. 9781481444026
$17.99
The Dot
Reynolds, Peter H
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.
Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."
Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can't draw - she's no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.
That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti's journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds's delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us.
Item No. 9780763619619
$14.00
The Mayflower
Greenwood, Mark

The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World.

Item No. 9780823429431
$16.95
The Nonsense Show
Carle, Eric
A "TIME" Magazine Top 10 Children's Book of 2015!
Ducks growing out of bananas?A mouse catching a cat?What s wrong with this book from the creator of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"?
Yes, there s something strange, somethingfunny and even downright preposterous onevery page of this book.But it s not a mistake it s nonsense! And it s also surrealism.Nonsense lies at the heart of manybeloved nursery rhymes. Children readilyaccept odd statements like the cowjumped over the moon and the dish ranaway with the spoon. This fanciful bendingof reality is also basic to surrealism.
In this book, nonsense and surrealismcombine to spark creativity and imagination. What s true? What s impossible? What s absolutelyabsurd?From Eric Carle, creator of the classic, "TheVery Hungry Caterpillar, " comes a book to makechildren laugh and think, preparing them for alifetime of loving both words and art.
Following on the heels of"The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse"(an homage to the artist Franz Marc and expressionism) and"Friends," with its semi-abstract artwork, "The Nonsense Show"forms a trilogy of sorts, dedicated to introducing young readers to different styles of artwork without ever overlooking the need to, first and foremost, appeal to children and their love of play. One of the true legends and pioneers of picture book making continues to expand and challenge the genre.
Praise for "The Nonsense Show"
* "Carle creates fun and laughter in thishomage to the surrealist artist Rene Magritte. [P]erfect for storytimesand silly times all round. Carle hits it out of the nonsense park!" "Booklist," starred review
* "A sure hit as a read-aloud and a definite purchase for picture book collections." "School Library Journal," starred review

* "A picture book made to incite pleasure and joy." "Kirkus Reviews," starred review
* "["The Nonsense Show"], with its cleanly designed white pages, makes the unexpected elements of the imagery stand out and prompts questions and wonder." "Horn Book," starred review"

Item No. 9780399176876
$18.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Board Book & Plush
Carle, Eric
One of the best-selling children's books of all time, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been delighting young readers for over thirty years. Now packaged as a board book with a new plush doll, this classic book will continue to introduce new generations of children to the magical world of Eric Carle.
Item No. 9780399242052
$18.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Giant Book & Plush
Carle, Eric
Here is the edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar that parents and teachers have been raving about! Packaged inside a cardboard handle, an irresistible plush caterpillar peeks out from this giant board book edition of Eric Carle's perennial classic. This large package is perfect for both homes and classrooms.
Item No. 9780399237720
$29.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?
Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
--The Horn Book
"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart..."
--Mother's Manual
"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
--The New York Times Book Review

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Item No. 9780399208539
$21.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Large Board Book & Audio CD Edition
Carle, Eric
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild inyourlife?
Eric Carle s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now available for the first time in a new, oversized board book format, perfect for storytime or for playtime. Plus, as an added bonus, it includes a CD of Eric Carle reading his classic story. This fine audio production makes a great listen, and is a fantastic new way to encounter this famous, famished caterpillar.

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Item No. 9780399247453
$15.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Finger Puppet Board Book
Carle, Eric
Eric Carle's most beloved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, comes alive in this counting book that features a caterpillar finger puppet that peeks his head through each page. Read and count along as he munches his way through 1 delicious apple, 2 crisp pears, and 3 tart plums to become a beautiful butterfly at the end!
Item No. 9780448455976
$12.99
What's Your Favorite Color?
Carle, Eric

Pre-order now! On sale May 2, 2017

Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Others prefer sunshine yellow, Maine morning gray, or Mexican pink.
In this book, fifteen beloved children's book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them. This personal collection will undoubtedly inspire readers to create favorite color drawings and stories of their own!

Contributors include: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet

Item No. 9780805096149
$17.99
A Book of Babies
Na, Il Sung
When the flowers begin to bloom
and the world starts turning green,
animals everywhere are born . . .
including the noisy ducklings!

From the creator of A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbitcomes a beautiful book of baby animals. Travel with the curious duck and visit babies around the world on their very first day of life.
The Boston Globe calls Il Sung Na s art so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare. "
Item No. 9780385752909
$15.99
Charlotte's Web Read-Aloud Edition
DiCamillo, Kate

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect."

Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter.

E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E.B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. This oversize hardcover edition is perfect for sharing.

Supports the Common Core State Standards

Item No. 9780060882617
$16.99
Ish
Reynolds, Peter H
A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT.
Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.
Drawing is what Ramon does. Its what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
Item No. 9780763623449
$14.00
Madeline - Hardcover
Bemelmans, Ludwig
"Bemelmans' drawings have put an authentic Paris within the covers of this book. The rhymes in which the tale is told make it one that children will enjoy repeating." The New York Times"
Item No. 9780670445806
$17.99
Madeline - Softcover
Bemelmans, Ludwig
A Caldecott Honor Book
Madeline truly needs no introduction. An enduring classic, Madeline continues to enchant readers more than seventy years after its first publication.
Nothing frightens Madeline--not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure.
Item No. 9780140564396
$7.99