In honor of The Carle's 10th anniversary, with the purchase of each of the books listed below, you will recieve a commemorative book plate, autographed by the book's illustrator. You will receive one book plate per book, as supplies last.

Autographed Book Plates

Brown Book Plate & Kisses on the Wind - Hardcover
Moser, Lisa

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

Finding ways to keep a loved one with you helps to ease the pang of separation in this timeless, deeply touching tale.
The wagon is packed, and Mama and Papa are ready to begin the long journey to Oregon, but Lydia isn t ready to say good-bye to Grandma. Who will braid Lydia s hair each morning and tell her stories? Who will build boats with her made of twigs and leaves? How can you possibly say good-bye to someone you love so very much? Set in the time of the great westward expansion, this poignant story speaks to every reader who has ever been parted from someone he or she holds dear. It tells of a love that is big enough to span impossible distances yet small enough to be carried inside our hearts."
Item No. 9780763631109
$15.99
Brown Book Plate & My Little Grandmother Often Forgets - Hardcover
Lindbergh, Reeve

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

A child s love for a grandmother with memory loss shines through in this deeply personal and lyrical tale from author Reeve Lindbergh.
Sometimes Tom s grandmother forgets the way home from the market, or that Tom s name is Tom and not Roy. But Tom doesn t mind. He loves to help his grandmother and just spend time with her. The special bond between a beloved grandmother affected by memory loss and her devoted grandson is described in Reeve Lindbergh s most personal book for children, one that is based on her own and her son s relationship with her mother in the last years of her life. Kathryn Brown s watercolor illustrations tenderly capture the unique characters and the love that is universal."
Item No. 9780763619893
$16.99
Brown Book Plate & Nora's Chicks - Hardcover
MacLachlan, Patricia

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan comes a reassuring story about new beginnings and making friends.
Nora and her family have just arrived from Russia and are making a new home on the American frontier. The prairie is very different from the forested hills Nora is used to. Most of all, it s lonely. Papa has the cows he sings to as he milks them. Baby brother Milo has a dog to follow him wherever he goes. But Nora has no one and nothing to call her own until Papa brings home a dozen chicks and two geese. Nora names each one, and they follow her everywhere even to church! But what will happen when one of her beloved chicks goes missing?"
Item No. 9780763647537
$15.99
Brown Book Plate & The Quite Contrary Man - Hardcover
Hyatt, Patricia Rusch

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

In early-nineteenth-century New England, folks considered a clean chin a sign of godliness. Born into this buttoned-up, strict society, Joseph Palmer stood out from childhood as someone who liked to do things his own way. A friend to Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Alcotts, Palmer lived by his own code and grew a belly-flowing beard that made his neighbors so crazy that they tried forcibly to shave him. He fought back and ended up in prison for a year. His cause became a local sensation, and a few short decades later a president of the United States Abraham Lincoln would wear a beard.
Narrated with the charm of a tall tale, this true story celebrates the long American history of nonconformity and encourages children to question social rules they may take for granted.
Praise for "Quite Contrary Man
" She [Hyatt] cleanly lays out a morality tale that could prompt a healthy civics lesson. Brown's arch illustrations, in watercolor with pen and ink, nicely capture 19th-century New England.
"Kirkus Reviews"
Brown s warmhued watercolors reiterate the folk yarn feel with rustic touches. A spirited introduction to an iconoclastic 19th-century activist. "Publishers Weekly""
Item No. 9780810940659
$16.95
Brown Book Plate & Tough Boris - Hardcover
Fox, Mem

Free book plate autographed by Kathryn Brown with purchase.

Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate - tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris' ship, he discovers that Boris and his mates aren't quite what he expected.
Item No. 9780152896126
$16.00
Bryan Book Plate & All Things Bright and Beautiful - Hardcover
Alexander, Cecil F

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

 

All things bright and beautiful; all creatures great and small; all things wise and wonderful, the incredible Ashley Bryan illustrates them all!
Item No. 9781416989394
$16.99
Bryan Book Plate & Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry - Hardcover
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

Why an alphabet book of African American poets? Simply as a way of presenting the work of many poets, poets who write for adults as well as children, in a form that both children and adults can enjoy. Though this is not an alphabet book in the traditional sense, it is an A to Z look at twenty-five poems and one African American spiritual selected by Ashley Bryan from a wide range of African American poets.
His selections are, for the most part, not complete poems, but fragments -- samples that are complete in their own way, and that inspired him to create pictures that capture the essence of the poetry in another form. his marvelous paintings, in tempera and gouache, are his salute to the twenty-five poets whose works are included.
Well known for his story-telling, his picture books, his own poetry, and for his lectures on African American poetry, Ashley Bryan here gives readers of all ages a chance to share the joy he has experienced in the work of some of the poets he especially enjoys.
Item No. 9780689812095
$17.99
Bryan Book Plate & Ashley Bryan's ABC of African American Poetry - Softcover
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

"And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
I'm lonely -- I'll make me a world."

-- James Weldon Johnson
Thus begins Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's collection of inspiring excerpts of poems by celebrated African American poets. Beautifully illustrated with his own tempera and gouache paintings, Ashley Bryan's unique alphabet book will delight readers of any age.
Item No. 9780689840456
$7.99
Bryan Book Plate & Beat The Story-Drum, Pum-Pum - Hardcover
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

Here are five Nigerian folktales, retold in language as rhythmic as the beat of the story-drum, and illustrated with vibrant, evocative woodcuts.
Item No. 9780689711077
$8.95
Bryan Book Plate & Beautiful Blackbird - Hardcover
Bryan, Ashley
Black is beautiful, uh-huh!
Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings -- markings that detail birds to this very day.
Coretta Scott King Award-winner Ashley Bryan's adaptation of a tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia reso-nates both with rhythm and the tale's universal meanings -- appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within. His cut-paper artwork is a joy.
Item No. 9780689847318
$19.99
Bryan Book Plate & I'm Going to Sing - Hardcover
Bryan, Ashley

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

"I'm Going to Sing" is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for lifetime achievement, this edition includes favorites songs accompanied by linocut illustrations that capture the strength and spirit of the music.
Item No. 9780979300028
$21.95
Bryan Book Plate & Walk Together Children - Hardcover
Bryan, Ashley
"Walk Together Children" is a collection of spirituals songs brought to life from award winning children's book author and illustrator Ashley Bryan. Lovingly updated and with a foreword from Dr. Henrietta Mays Smith, recipient of the 2011 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Practitioner Award for lifetime achievement, this edition includes such favorites as "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands;" "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot;" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." Each song is accompanied by linocut illustrations that capture the strength and spirit of the music.
Item No. 9780979300011
$21.95
Bryan Book Plate & What a Wonderful World - Hardcover
Thiele, Bob
What simpler way could there be to express to children the beauty and the harmony in the world around them than through the lyrics of this song by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele, made famous by the great Louis Armstrong? And what better visual accompaniment than the bright colorful artwork by award-winning Ashley Bryan depicting children of many backgrounds (and Louis Armstrong himself) performing a puppet show that brings the lyrics to life. Here is a book of brightness, wonder, and hope to be shared by all.
Item No. 9780689800870
$19.99
Bryan Bookplate & Let It Shine
Ashley Bryan

Free book plate autographed by Ashley Bryan with purchase.

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.


With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!
Item No. 9780689847325
$18.99
Cummings Book Plate & Ananse and the Lizard - Hardcover

Free book plate autographed by Pat Cummings with purchase.

Can the legendary trickster be out-tricked?

All the young men had gathered in the village courtyard to hear the Chief’s pronouncement: Whoever guesses his daughter’s name will have her hand in marriage, inherit half his riches, and become the next Chief. No one outside the palace had ever heard the royal daughter’s name.

In a stroke of luck Ananse the spider discovers the secret.

“I, Ananse the most wise . . . the most clever . . . I alone know the name of the Chief’s daughter! . . .”

But clever Lizard has plans of his own.

Pat Cumming’s lively retelling and vibrant illustrations capture all the mischief and humor of Ananse, one of the most popular characters of West African lore.
Item No. 9780805064766
$17.95
Cummings Book Plate & Our Children Can Soar - Hardcover
Michelle Cook

Free book plate autographed by Pat Cummings with purchase.

Rosa sat so

Martin could march.

Martin marched so

Barack could run.

Barack ran so

Our children can soar.

 

This is the seed of a unique picture book that is part historical, part poetry, and entirely inspirational. It takes the reader through the cumulative story of the US Civil Rights Movement, expanding the popular slogan beyond these three heroes to include more key players in the struggle for equality. Spare prose and vivid imagery make this a truly moving and accessible picture book to be savored by readers of all ages.

Item No. 9781599904184
$16.95
Emberley Book Plate & Drummer Hoff - Hardcover
Emberley, Ed

Free book plate autographed by Ed Emberley with purchase.

Through lively folk verse and glorious woodcut illustrations, Barbara Emberley and Ed Emberley describe how an elaborate cannon is put together piece by piece and finally fired off. Corporal Farrell brings the barrel, Sergeant Chowder supplies the powder, and General Border gives the order -- but it's Drummer Hoff who finally fires off the cannon and explodes the story into a blast of brilliant colors. This sturdy board book edition is sure to inspire a smart salute and a march about the room.
Item No. 9780671662486
$18.99
Emberley Book Plate & Go Away Big Green Monster! - Hardcover
Emberley, Ed

Free book plate autographed by Ed Emberley with purchase.

Caldecott Award-winning author-artist Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to chase away their nighttime fears. Kids can turn the pages of this die-cut book and watch the Big Green Monster grow. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear! This lavish reissue features dramatic die-cut eyes and sparkling foil on the cover.
Item No. 9780316236539
$13.99
Kellogg Book Plate & Clorinda Plays Baseball - Hardcover
Kinerk, Robert

Free book plate autographed by Steven Kellogg with purchase.

Robert Kinerk's and beloved artist Steven Kellogg's Clorinda returns to play ball!
Clorinda the irrepressible cow is back! This time the bovine's at bat for her favorite team, the Red Hats of BossTown. And the rival team is in trouble...because when Clorinda steps up to the plate--it's a win for the home team for sure!
Whimsical, rhyming text from Robert Kinerk paired with humorously detailed illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Steven Kellogg, makes for a charming tale of teamwork that reinforces the importance of self esteem.
Item No. 9780689868658
$16.99
Kellogg Book Plate & Clorinda Takes Flight - Hardcover
Kinerk, Robert

Free book plate autographed by Steven Kellogg with purchase.

That Irrepressible Clorinda!
One afternoon while taking the sun, a cow named Clorinda casually notices the flight of a passing barn swallow. "Oh, how I wish I could fly like a bird," thinks Clorinda. So (never mind that a cow never has), Clorinda resolves to be the first and to show the world how it's done. She flatly dismisses the reasoned misgivings of her dear friend Hop and then enlists the help of her dear friend Len. One way or another, Clorinda the cow will fly. Sky high!
But more important to the intrepid trio than their Lindbergh-like achievement is the warm, sustaining friendship that binds them together.
Just as in their first collaboration, Clorinda, Robert Kinerk and Steven Kellog team up in an adventure that soars above the aspirations of ordinary bovines. Clorinda Takes Flight will inspire picture book readers to follow their dreams, no matter how impossible the quests may seem.
Item No. 9780689868641
$16.99
Kellogg Book Plate & Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett - Hardcover
Kellogg, Steven

Free book plate autographed by Steven Kellogg with purchase.

On the day she is born this amazing baby proudly announces she can out-talk, out-grin, out-scream, out-swim, and out-run any baby in Kentucky. Within a few years Sally is off the frontier, where she stuns a hungry grizzly bear, makes a lasso out of six rattlesnakes, and is more than a match for the mighty Mike Fink. And when Sally Ann rescues Davy Crockett from a pair of ferocious eagles, even her hornet's-nest bonnet and skunk perfume don't stop him from proposing marriage.
Item No. 9780688140427
$17.99
Lewis Book Plate & Each Kindness - Hardcover
Woodson, Jacqueline

Free book plate autographed by E.B. Lewis with purchase.

WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD!
Each kindness makes the world a little better
This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down.
Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.
Item No. 9780399246524
$16.99
Lewis Book Plate & Talkin' About Bessie - Hardcover
Nikki Grimes

Free book plate autographed by E.B. Lewis with purchase.

Soar along with Bessie Coleman in this inspirational tale of a woman whose determination reached new heights.

Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was always being told what she could & couldn't do. In an era when Jim Crow laws and segregation were a way of life, it was not easy to survive. Bessie didn't let that stop her. Although she was only 11 when the Wright brothers took their historic flight, she vowed to become the first African -American female pilot. Her sturdy faith and determination helped her overcome obstacles of poverty, racism, and gender discrimination. Innovatively told through a series of monologues.
Item No. 9780439352437
$16.95
Mathers Book Plate & A Cake for Herbie - Hardcover
Mathers, Petra

Free book plate autographed by Petra Mathers with purchase.


Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

Lottie's friend Herbie has a special way with words...and it takes someone just as special to appreciate him. Will his originality shine through at the big poetry contest, where the winner brings home a prize cake? Find out as Herbie takes center stage in Petra Mathers' funny, touching new picture book.
Item No. 9780689830174
$15.00
Mathers Book Plate & Strange Mr. Satie - Hardcover
Anderson, M T

Free book plate autographed by Petra Mathers with purchase.

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world.
Illustrations by Petra Mathers.
Item No. 9780670036370
$16.99