Catia Chien

The Bear and the Moon - Autographed
Matthew Burgess & Catia Chien

While supplies last, receive an autographed decorative bookplate signed by both author Matthew Burgess and illustrator Catia Chien with purchase.

The Bear and the Moon is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into Bear's life.

The two companions embark on a journey--a magical tale that encompasses the joys of friendship and discovery.

This is a gentle book filled with humor, while tackling complex topics like the transcendence of loss and forgiveness.

- Filled with emotive text and radiant illustrations
- Simply told and profoundly felt
- Award winning author-illustrator team

The Bear and the Moon is a compassionate tale that honors the small but profound world of the very young.

This sweet book teaches social and emotional skills to kids, and offers a clever way to soothe some of our most difficult feelings: loss and guilt.

- Just as ideal for gently soothing young readers to sleep as it is for encouraging a contemplative break from an energetic day
- Great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a beautiful friendship or bedtime story
- Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
- Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old
- Add it to the shelf with books like Waiting by Kevin Henkes, Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai, and Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Item No. 9781452171913
$18.99
My Blue is Happy (Autographed Hardcover)

Signed by illustrator Catia Chien.

What is your blue like? A lyrical ode to colors — and the unique ways we experience them — follows a little girl as she explores the world with her family and friends.

Your neighbor says red is angry like a dragon’s breath, but you think it’s brave like a fire truck. Or maybe your best friend likes pink because it’s pretty like a ballerina’s tutu, but you find it annoying — like a piece of gum stuck on your shoe. In a subtle, child-friendly narrative, art teacher and debut author Jessica Young suggests that colors may evoke as many emotions as there are people to look at them — and opens up infinite possibilities for seeing the world in a wonderful new way.

Item No. CHIEN1
$15.99
The Town of Turtle (Autographed Hardcover)

Staff Holiday Gift Pick

Signed by illustrator Catia Chien.

In Turtle's shell there's room for only one. But in Turtle's heart, there is room for everyone! This tale of a lonely turtle who comes out of his shell to find friendship and community celebrates diversity and inclusion. 

When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations to his shell, he doesn’t have a blueprint, only a dream for a better life. He starts by building a deck—though he figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it isn’t really a garden without a pond . . . Soon, Turtle can barely recognize his own shadow.

Finally satisfied with the intricate world upon his back, word begins to spread of the magical “Town of Turtle,” attracting newcomers from far and wide. All are welcome in Turtle’s town, where life is a little less lonely, if only you come out of your shell.

Item No. CHIEN4
$17.99
Things to Do (Autographed Hardcover)
Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien

Signed by illustrator Catia Chien.

With playful prose and vivid art, Things to Do brings to life the small moments and secret joys of a child's day. There are wonders everywhere. In the sky and on the ground—blooming in a flower bed, dangling from a silken thread, buzzing through the summer air—waiting ...waiting to be found. In this thoughtful and ingenious collection of poems, Elaine Magliaro, an elementary school teacher for more than three decades and a school librarian for three years, and illustrator Catia Chien provide a luminous glimpse of the ordinary wonders all around us.

Item No. CHIEN2
$16.99