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. (Ages 3-6)

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
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
$19.99
Emberley Book Plate & Go Away Big Green Monster! - Hardcover
Emberley, Ed

Free book plate autographed by Ed Emberley with purchase.

OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD!
This classic interactive book that has been helping children chase away nighttime fears for 25 years is perfect for Halloween--and all-year round!
Caldecott Award-winner Ed Emberley has created an ingenious way for children to overcome bedtime frights. As kids turn the die-cut pages of this vibrantly illustrated book, they'll watch the Big Green Monster grow before their very eyes. Then, when they're ready to show him who's in charge, they'll turn the remaining pages and watch him disappear!
Ed Emberley's groundbreaking book about mastering fear and emotion through play and imagination has been a bestselling favorite for decades and feels as fresh and innovative today as it did 25 years ago.
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.

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

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
Minor Book Plate & If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond - Hardcover
Burleigh, Robert

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

In 1845 in Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau began a radical experiment: he built a cabin in the woods and lived there, alone, examining the world around him. He spent his days walking the shores of Walden Pond, growing beans, observing plants and animals, and recording his reflections in his notebook. These reflections eventually became his seminal work Walden.

In this lovely picture book, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor imagine a special day spent with the celebrated writer and naturalist through the eyes of a child. Together Thoreau and the young boy watch small but significant wonders such as swimming fish, fighting ants, and clouds in the sky. It is a day full of splendor and appreciation of the outdoor world.

Item No. 9780805091373
$17.99
Minor Book Plate & If You Were a Penguin - Hardcover
Minor, Florence

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

In this simple, rhyming picture book, the youngest readers will learn about penguins. This is the perfect read-aloud for teachers and parents to share with young children as they imagine what life as a penguin is like!

The short text by Florence Minor pairs perfectly with the gorgeous, detailed illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Wendell Minor. Fun facts about penguins are featured at the back of the book.

As Booklist said, "Whether it's the comical waddle, the formal appearance of their plumage, or their well-documented devotion to their young, penguins hold an unending appeal for young children." Their review called If You Were a Penguin "dazzling," "vibrant," and "breathtaking"!

Item No. 9780061130977
$17.99
Minor Book Plate & My Farm Friends - Hardcover
Wendell Minor

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Naturally, cows make milk- but did you know they need to drink a bathtub-full of water every day? And of course turkeys gobble- but sometimes they purr like cats. Wendell Minor's bright, bold artwork and jaunty verse celebrate the wonders of our farm friends, and a list of fun facts gives curious animal-lovers even more to enjoy.

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Item No. 9780399244773
$16.99
Minor Book Plate & Night Flight - Hardcover
Robert Burleigh

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

Award-winning author Robert Burleigh has captured Amelia Earhart's first solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932. She was only the second person to do this – and the first woman. Rich in detail, feeling and incident this is nonfiction with edge and action, a you-are-there experience made more dramatic and real by Wendell Minor's vivid paintings.
Item No. 9781416967330
$16.99
Minor Book Plate & The Last Train - Hardcover
Titcomb, Gordon

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

A picture book about an old train station from a bygone era.

The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, The Last Train is a beautiful celebration of that bygone era. Titcomb's lyrics are matched by Wendell Minor's handsome, richly-detailed paintings.

ALL ABOARD! "What a gorgeous tribute this is that preserves as it distills for future generations the life of a little railroad station."--Arlo Guthrie

Item No. 9781596431645
$16.99
Minor Book Plate & Yankee Doodle America - Hardcover
Wendell Minor

Free book plate autographed by Wendell Minor with purchase.

If you traveled the roads of colonial America, colorful hand-painted signs would greet you when you came across an inn or tavern, and inside, folks would be gathered to eagerly share the news of the day.Wendell Minor invites us on just such a journey through America in the days of its struggle for independence. Each striking illustration, painted on hand-carved replicas of these signs, introduces readers to the people, places and events that gave birth to our nation. Beginning with the Stamp Act that angered the patriots and inspired the "Sons of Liberty" to protest, readers meet George Washington (who gave his farewell speech to his soldiers at Fraunces Tavern), Thomas Jefferson (who penned the first draft of the Declaration of Independence at a Philadelphia tavern) and other historical figures, and learn about the documents and battles that keep the fight for freedom alive.
Item No. 9780399240034
$16.99
Moser Book Plate & A Year With Emerson - Softcover
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

Free book plate autographed by Barry Moser with purchase.

A chief event of life is that day on which we have encountered a mind that startled us. A Year with Emerson is a feast of 365 such days, designed to celebrate the bicentenary of the Sage of Concord.
Item No. 9781567922349
$18.95
Moser Book Plate & Oh, Harry! - Hardcover
Kumin, Maxine

Free book plate autographed by Barry Moser with purchase.

Harry isn't the most handsome or graceful horse in the barn, but he has a knack for calming even the most excitable filly. All's well until the arrival of six-year-old Algernon Adams the Third--a boy with a talent for mayhem. When Algernon finds himself in a pinch, will reliably helpful Harry come to his rescue or go back to sleep and let the little terror figure his own way out of a sticky situation?

Item No. 9781596434394
$16.99
Moser Book Plate & Once Upon a Twice - Hardcover
Denise Doyen

Free book plate autographed by Barry Moser with purchase.

A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent of Carroll’s Jabberwocky!


Out in the open, in the clear,
Where any wisenmouse would fear,
Jam licks his paw, he grooms an ear,
And never hears approaching hisssss . . .

What will happen to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit adventure against the advice of the elder mice?

Award-winning illustrator Barry Moser has created a dark and vivid mouse world to complement this cautionary tale full of clever nonsense words and rhyming prose that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

Item No. 9780375856129
$16.99
Moser Book Plate & One Hundred Portraits - Hardcover
Moser, Barry

Free book plate autographed by Barry Moser with purchase.

Barry Moser is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed wood engravers in the world. Portraits have long been a staple of his career, from his first book in 1970 onwards. This title brings together a collection of fifty of Moser's best known portraits, and includes portraits of: Charles Dickens; Edgar Allen Poe; and Jane Austen.
Item No. 9781567923667
$35.00
Moser Book Plate & Wee Winnie Witch's Skinny - Hardcover
Hamilton, Virginia Moser

Free book plate autographed by Barry Moser with purchase.

In the vein of her distinctive African American folktales from collections like HER STORIES comes a thrillingly creepy witch tale from award-winning author Virginia Hamilton, with art by Barry Moser.
Virginia Hamilton draws upon her extensive knowledge of folktales in this "scare tale," in which young James Lee discovers his Uncle Big Anthony has been cursed by a Wee Winnie Witch, who rides him like a broom across the night sky! When the witch captures James Lee and takes him along, Mamma Granny knows just what to do. She fills the Wee Winnie Witch's skin, which the Wee Winnie removes before her ride, with hot pepper. When it's back in place, Wee Winnie's burnt to a crisp! Full of Virginia Hamilton's poetic vernacular and authentic details, this is a perfect thrill for any spooky night.
Item No. 9780590288804
$16.95
My America - Hardcover
Gilchrist, Jan Spivey

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

Have you seen my country? Seen my magic skies?Seen my mighty waters?Have you seen my land?

Have you seen my country?Seen my wings abound?Seen my water creatures?Seen my beasts and fowl?

Have you seen my people?We hail from every shore.Have you seen my homeland?Have you seen my country? Have you seen my America?

In this stunning tribute to our country, Coretta Scott King Award winners Ashley Bryan and Jan Spivey Gilchrist remind us that America's strength and beauty come from the diversity of its people, wildlife, and landscape.

Item No. 9780060791049
$16.99
Podwal Book Plate & Fallen Angels - Hardcover
Bloom, Harold

Free book plate autographed by Mark Podwal with purchase.

In this lovely gift book published for the holiday season, Harold Bloom again combines his lifelong interests in religion and literature. He begins by observing our present-day obsession with angels, which reached its greatest intensity as the current millennium approached. For the most part, these popular angels are banal, even insipid. Bloom is especially concerned with a particular subspecies of angels: fallen angels. He proceeds to examine representations of fallen angels from Zoroastrian texts and the Bible to Milton's Paradise Lost to Tony Kushner's Angels in America, arguing that familiarity with this rich literary tradition improves our reading and spiritual lives. Bloom's text is accompanied by more than a dozen original watercolors, line drawings, and illuminated letters by award-winning artist Mark Podwal. Every angel is terrifying, Rilke wrote. For Bloom, too, this is true in one sense, since he maintains that all angels are fallen angels. The image of Satan, the greatest of fallen angels, retains the ability to fascinate and frighten us, he argues, because we share a close kinship with him. Indeed, from a human perspective, we must agree that we are fallen angels. Fallenness is ultimately a human condition: the recognition of our own mortality. Throughout world literature angels have always served as metaphors for death. We may take consolation, however, in our double awareness that angels also represent love and the celebration of human possibilities.
Item No. 9780300123487
$16.00
Provensen Book Plate & A Visit To William Blake's Inn - Softcover
Willard, Nancy

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

The author of these much-quoted lines is William Blake, who painted and wrote his marvelous books nearly two hundred years ago. Inspired by Blake's work, Nancy Willard has written a book of magical poems about life at an imaginary inn, run by none other than William Blake himself.

The inn is staffed by two mighty dragons that brew and bake, two angels that wash and shake the featherbeds, and a rabbit who shows visitors to their rooms. Among the remarkable guests are the Man in the Marmalade Hat, the King of Cats who writes his wife not to "grow fat like a common kitchen cat," and two sunflowers who demand a room with a view.

The flawlessly crafted illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen reflect their deep love for William Blake and the London in which he lived. Together, text and illustrations combine to create a once-in-a-lifetime book that will be cherished by readers of all ages.

Item No. 9780152938239
$7.00