Autographed Books

Peter Sis Giclee Print - Robinson (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Robinson. Limited print run, autographed by the artist.

Pair it with the book for a perfect gift.

Item No. 26998AUTO
$100.00
Peter Sis Giclee Print - Starry Messenger (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Starry Messenger. Limited print run, autographed by the artist.

Pair it with the book for a perfect gift.

Item No. 26996AUTO
$100.00
Peter Sis Giclee Print - Tibet Through the Red Box (Autographed)

16" x 20" Archival Giclee print featuring artwork by Peter Sis from Tibet Through the Red Box. Limited print run.

Item No. 26997AUTO
$100.00
Pig Pig Meets the Lion - Autographed Hardcover

A lion escapes from the zoo and climbs into Pig Pig's bedroom! While Pig Pig's mother prepares breakfast pig Pig and his new friend run down the stairs, through the kitchen, over the furniture, and romp around the house. An unexpected friendship is forged while readers are introduced to an abundance of prepositions.

Item No. AUTODM7
$15.95
Pig Pig Returns - Autographed Hardcover

Pig Pig is reluctant to leave his mother and Fluffy the cat to spend his summer vacation road tripping with his Aunt Wilma and Uncle Fred. Pig Pig would rather stay home and build a rocket ship model or read back issues of Daring Pig Exploits. Besides, his mother and Fluffy might miss him too much. His uncle insists that this is the Opportunity of a Lifetime, and soon Pig Pig is enjoying an eye-opening road trip. But he worries--what if his mother and Fluffy don't remember him when he gets back?

Item No. AUTODM5
$15.95
Pignic (Autographed Hardcover)
Matt Phelan
Signed by Matt Phelan.

It's a perfect day for a pignic!

A blue sky. A shady tree. A bright kite. And a full picnic basket. Four little pigs and their parents head outside to enjoy a beautiful day. With a little help from some new (and unexpected) friends, they climb trees, fly kites, and enjoy a delicious picnic. Even a sudden rain shower can't ruin their fun. Because rain means . . . MUD! Hooray!

The award-winning and New York Times-bestselling Matt Phelan has created a timeless, must-have picture book for the youngest reader. Expressive watercolors; a simple, repetitive text; and gentle, satisfying twists will delight fans of Tad Hills's Duck & Goose and Anna Dewdney's Llama Llama books.

Item No. PHELAN12
$17.99
Planes Go - Autographed

The helicopter goes, "PITTATATATA PITTATATATA PITTATATATA." The jumbo jet goes, "Wheeeeeeeee VRRRRRRRRRRUUUHHHHHHHHHMMM." The propeller plane goes, "HUK HUK HUK WHIRRRRRRR WHIRRRRRR." Prepare for liftoff with 8 exciting aircraft and the noises they make in this irresistible board book! The long, oversized format lends itself to the shape of the vehicles and stands out on the shelf, and the boisterous text begs to be read aloud.

Item No. LIGHT6
$9.99
Platypus Police Squad #2 Ostrich Conspiracy - Autographed

Jarrett J. Krosoczka is back with The Ostrich Conspiracy, the second installment in a fast-paced, action-packed, and hilarious middle-grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Lunch Lady.

The opening of the Kalamazoo City Dome—the world's largest indoor amusement complex—has everyone in the city buzzing, especially because it's going to be the shooting site for Chase Mercy's new blockbuster film. But that's when things start to go haywire. Who would want to sabotage the Dome, and why? Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O'Malley are on the case!

Item No. AUTOKRO21
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad #3 Last Panda Standing - Autographed

From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Last Panda Standing, the third installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series.

The Kalamazoo City mayoral race is heating up, and Frank Pandini Jr. has been threatened by a mysterious assailant. He requests a special Platypus Police Squad protection detail: Detective Rick Zengo. This leaves O'Malley to be partnered up with Jo Cooper, the newest detective on the force. Can Zengo get to the bottom of the attacks—without O'Malley backing him up?

Item No. AUTOKRO22
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad #4: Never Say Narwhal (Autographed Hardcover)

Signed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

From Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes Never Say Narwhal, the final installment in the hilarious, high-action illustrated middle grade series featuring two platypus detectives, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Big Nate, and Jarrett's own Lunch Lady series.

Frank Pandini Jr. is the mayor of Kalamazoo City, and everyone is celebrating—everyone except for Zengo, O’Malley, and Cooper, who can’t seem to close a single case. To make matters worse, a mysterious hulking shadow has appeared in waters around KC. Could this spell the end for the Platypus Police Squad?

Item No. AUTOKRO31
$12.99
Platypus Police Squad - Autographed

Autographed by author Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked is the first in a series of zany, action-packed middle-grade mysteries featuring platypus police detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley.

Item No. AUTOKRO11
$12.99
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
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk - Autographed
Sanders, Rob

Autographed by author Rob Sanders

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history!
In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride.

PRAISE FOR PRIDE!

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light."
- Entertainment Weekly

"An essential LGBTQ children's book"
- Out.com

"This children's book about gay Pride should be in every school."
- Gay Times Magazine

"The picture book about Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is everything you needed as a kid."
- LGBTQ Nation

"I couldn't be more thrilled the world now has this book."
- Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK

"This inspiring, positive story is a great introduction to two LGBTQ heroes and to the spirit of the LGBTQ community."
- Pridesource.com

"A welcome social history . . . Mission accomplished."
- The San Francisco Chronicle

"A children's book that will properly express the struggle and joys that the LGBTQ rights movement went through."
- Instinct Magazine

★ "Offers little ones an age-appropriate introduction . . . Ebullient . . ."
- Shelf Awareness, starred review

"An uplifting introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag . . . Vibrant and lively . . . Recommended for all collections."
- School Library Journal

"A biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with children . . . A hope-filled ode to the rainbow flag."
- Kirkus Reviews

"A poignant and uplifting biography."
- Publishers Weekly

"A tribute to a leader undertreated in young people's literature."
-The Bulletin of the Center For Children's Books

"Salerno's strong art has a colorful seventies vibe . . . There is value here."
- Booklist

"Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and The Rainbow Flag beautifully tells the history of both Uncle Harvey's dream and his collaboration with Gilbert Baker to create a global symbol of equality and inclusion. This book tells a history that all children will cherish, and will inspire the next generation of hope givers, our world's youth"
- Stuart Milk, Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation

"Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker showed LGBTQ people that they should be proud of who they are and who they love. That is exactly what we do at The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth in crisis. We're thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original rainbow flag."
- Amit Paley, Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director

Item No. 9780399555312
$17.99
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
Provensen Book Plate & Leonardo da Vinci - Pop Up Book
Alice Provensen

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

The Caldecott Award-winning Provensens have combined artistry and insight to create a unique and beautiful pop-up. Full color.
Item No. 9780670423842
$60.00
Provensen Book Plate & Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm - Softcover
Provensen, Martin

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

Meet the animals of Maple Hill Farm and learn about their antics as they bring joy, laughter, and life to the people who live in a house that needs painting at the end of a road full of holes.

Two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, lots of chickens, a few cows, a few goats, several sheep, and four special cats--these are the animals at Maple Hill Farm.

With simple text that is both affectionate and wry, and irresistible illustrations that burst with personality, Alice and Martin Provensen bring their barnyard friends to life for the delight of animal lovers both young and old.

Item No. 9780689844997
$9.99
Provensen Book Plate & The Glorious Flight - Softcover
Provensen, Martin

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

Winner of the Caldecott Medal, this stunningly illustrated book depicts Louis Bleriot's historic first cross-Channel flight.

"Factually accurate, yes-but also a witty pictorial reincarnation of Bleriot's first experience of an airship"--Kirkus Reviews

Item No. 9780140507294
$6.99
Provensen Book Plate & The Year At Maple Hill Farm - Softcover
Provensen, Martin

Free book plate autographed by Alice Provensen with purchase.

This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.
In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.
Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.
Item No. 9780689845000
$8.99
Punk Farm
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed.

But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .
Cow sets up her drums.
Pig plugs in his amp.
Goat tunes his bass.
Chicken sets up her keyboards.
And Sheep checks the microphone.

They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK!

With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering--and singing--along.

Item No. AUTOKRO17
$15.95
Punk Farm (Paperback )
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed.

But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .
Cow sets up her drums.
Pig plugs in his amp.
Goat tunes his bass.
Chicken sets up her keyboards.
And Sheep checks the microphone.

They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK!

With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering--and singing--along.

Item No. AUTOKRO16
$7.99
Punk Farm on Tour
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

FARMER JOE IS heading off to a Tractor Society Conference in Reno. But meanwhile, back at the farm . . .

. . . Cow, Sheep, Pig, Goat, and Chicken are getting ready to rock across the U.S.A. as they set out on a Punk Farm tour! Only, their beat-up old tour van is threatening to ruin their plans. Can the wheels on the van go round and round all the way from Maine to Colorado?

This rollicking sequel to Punk Farm will have kids cheering along as their favorite rock star farm animals take the nation by storm!

Item No. AUTOKRO15
$15.99
Quest - Autographed Hardcover

A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.

Item No. AUTOAB2
$15.99
Quiet Place-Autographed
Sarah Stewart and David Small

Autographed by Sarah Stewart and David Small

When Isabel and her family move to the United States, Isabel misses all the things she left behind in Mexico, especially her aunt Lupita and hearing people speak Spanish. But she also experiences some wonderful new things--her first snow storm and a teacher who does not speak Spanish but has a big smile. Even better, Papa and her brother Chavo help her turn a big box into her own quiet place, where she keeps her books and toys and writes letters to Aunt Lupita. As she decorates and adds more and more on to her quiet place, it is here that Isabel feels the most at home in her new country while she learns to adjust to the changes in her life.

Set in the 1950s and told through Isabel's letters to her aunt, Sarah Stewart and Caldecott Medalist David Small have created a charming and unforgettable young heroine who will win the hearts of readers in this story of immigration and assimilation. The Quiet Place is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

Item No. AUTOSMALL3
$17.99
Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing - Autographed
Leonard Marcus

Randolph Caldecott is best known as the namesake of the award that honors picture book illustrations, and in this inventive biography, leading children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus examines the man behind the medal. In an era when the steam engine fueled an industrial revolution and train travel exploded people's experience of space and time, Caldecott was inspired by his surroundings to capture action, movement, and speed in a way that had never before been seen in children's picture books. Thoroughly researched and featuring extensive archival material and a treasure trove of previously unpublished drawings, including some from Caldecott's very last sketchbook, Leonard Marcus's luminous biography shows why Caldecott was indeed the father of the modern picture book and how his influence lives on in the books we love today.

Item No. AUTOLM8
$24.99
Reading Picture Books with Children
Lambert, Megan Dowd

A new, interactive approach to storytime, The Whole Book Approach was developed in conjunction with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and expert author Megan Dowd Lambert's graduate work in children's literature at Simmons College, offering a practical guide for reshaping storytime and getting kids to think with their eyes.

Traditional storytime often offers a passive experience for kids, but the Whole Book approach asks the youngest of readers to ponder all aspects of a picture book and to use their critical thinking skills. Using classic examples, Megan asks kids to think about why the trim size of Ludwig Bemelman's Madeline is so generous, or why the typeset in David Wiesner's Caldecott winner, The Three Pigs, appears to twist around the page, or why books like Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express and Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar are printed landscape instead of portrait. The dynamic discussions that result from this shared reading style range from the profound to the hilarious and will inspire adults to make children's responses to text, art, and design an essential part of storytime.

Item No. 9781580896627
$21.95