Autographed Books

City Shapes-Autographed
Bryan Collier & Diana Murray

Hunt for shapes of all kinds on this journey through a bustling city, illustrated by four-time Caldecott Honoree Bryan Collier!

From shimmering skyscrapers to fluttering kites to twinkling stars high in the sky, everyday scenes become extraordinary as a young girl walks through her neighborhood noticing exciting new shapes at every turn. Far more than a simple concept book, City Shapes is an explosion of life. Diana Murray's richly crafted yet playful verse encourages readers to discover shapes in the most surprising places, and Bryan Collier's dynamic collages add even more layers to each scene in this ode to city living.

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Come on Rain - Autographed
Karen Hesse & Jon J. Muth

Autographed by illustrator Jon J. Muth

Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.

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Counting Birds
Stemple, Heidi E y

Everyday kids learn how they can help protect bird species, near and far, with the award-winning book Counting Birds--the real-life story behind the first annual bird count.

What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, an ornithologist who wanted to see the end of the traditional Christmas bird hunt, an event in which people would shoot as many birds as possible on Christmas. Chapman, using his magazine Bird-Lore to promote the idea of counting birds, founded the first annual bird count.

More than a century after the first bird count, bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more.

Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists.

  • 2019 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students: K-12 (National Science Teachers Association and Children's Book Council)
  • 2019 Best STEM Book for K-12 Students (National Science Teachers Association and the Children's Book Council)
  • Winner of the 2019 Riverby Award (The John Burroughs Association)
  • Recipient of the 2019 Green Earth Book Award Honor (The Nature Generation)
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    Counting Birds - Autographed
    Heidi Stemple

    What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, who used his bird knowledge and magazine Bird-Lore to found the first annual bird count.

    Bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more.
     
    Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists.

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    Cousin Joseph - Autographed
    Jules Feiffer

    With the New York Times bestseller Kill My Mother, legendary cartoonist Jules Feiffer began an epic saga of American noir fiction. With Cousin Joseph, a prequel that introduces us to bare-knuckled Detective Sam Hannigan, head of the Bay City's Red Squad and patriarch of the Hannigan family featured in Kill My Mother, Feiffer brings us the second installment in this highly anticipated graphic trilogy.

    Our story opens in Bay City in 1931 in the midst of the Great Depression. Big Sam sees himself as a righteous, truth-seeking patriot, defending the American way, as his Irish immigrant father would have wanted, against a rising tide of left-wing unionism, strikes, and disruption that plague his home town. At the same time he makes monthly, secret overnight trips on behalf of Cousin Joseph, a mysterious man on the phone he has never laid eyes on, to pay off Hollywood producers to ensure that they will film only upbeat films that idealize a mythic America: no warts, no injustice uncorrected, only happy endings.

    But Sam, himself, is not in for a happy ending, as step by step the secret of his unseen mentor's duplicity is revealed to him. Fast-moving action, violence, and murder in the noir style of pulps and forties films are melded in the satiric, sociopolitical Feifferian style to dig up the buried fearmongering of the past and expose how closely it matches the headlines, happenings, and violence of today.

    With Cousin Joseph, Feiffer builds on his late-life conversion to cinematic noir, bowing, as ever, to youthful heroes Will Eisner and Milton Caniff, but ultimately creating a masterpiece that through his unique perspective and comic-strip noir style illuminates the very origins of Hollywood and its role in creating the bipolar nation we've become.

    Color illustrations

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    $25.95
    Crow Not Crow - Autographed
    Jane Yolen

    New York Times bestselling children's author, Jane Yolen, and her son Adam Stemple have teamed up to write a gentle tale of a father introducing his daughter to the joys of bird watching using the "Crow, not Crow" method for distinguishing birds. Elizabeth Dulemba's delightfully warm illustrations bring the story to life.

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    Curses! Foiled Again! - Autographed
    Jane Yolen & Mike Cavallaro

    Aliera Carstairs is back. This time she's got her cousin―and best friend―Caroline in tow, and the stakes are higher than ever. The realm of Seelie, the fairy kingdom of which Aliera is the hereditary defender, is under attack, and only Aliera and Caroline can set things right. Caroline, fragile and wheelchair-bound, may seem like more of a liability than an asset, but Aliera knows there's more to her quiet cousin than meets the eye. Curses! Foiled Again, a follow up to graphic novel Foiled! is Jane Yolen at her best, reunited with her partner in crime, the fabulously talented illustrator Mike Cavallaro.

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    Cynthia Alonso Print - Jungle

    16" x 12" limited edition print by Cynthia Alonso, featuring artwork from her 2019 picture book, The Reader. Limited print run of 10 prints, each signed by the artist and printed on high quality archival paper.

    Pair it with the autographed book for a special gift!

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    $50.00
    Cynthia Alonso Print - Whale Bathtub

    16" x 12" limited edition print by Cynthia Alonso, featuring artwork from her 2019 picture book, The Reader. Limited print run of 10 prints, each signed by the artist and printed on high quality archival paper.

    Pair it with the autographed book for a special gift!

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    Daytime Nightime - Autographed
    William Low

    Who likes the day? Butterflies. Who likes the night? Owls.
    Who is working today? Beavers. Who is flying tonight? Bats.

    Readers turn the pages to reveal what animals are doing during the day and at night.

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    Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices - Autographed Hardcover
    Paul B. Janeczko & Melissa Sweet

    Autographed by illustrator Melissa Sweet

    Pssst...reader!

    I've got something to tell you.

    I'm not just another book of poetry.

    I'm full of voices you've never heard before.

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a turtle, a snowflake, or a pile of dirty laundry?

    All sorts of objects and animals speak up in these poems that are just shouting to be read.

    So what are you waiting for? Check me out!

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    Do Doodlebugs Doodle? - Autographed
    Corinne Demas & Artemis Roehrig

    Do bed bugs wear pajamas? Do dragonflies breathe fire? Do stink bugs take baths? Silly questions, the kind kids often ask, are followed by informative answers sure to make every reader eager to learn more about insects. Find out in Do Doodlebugs Doodle?, which will have kids laughing out loud as they explore the fun and fascinating world of insects!

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    Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle? - Autographed
    Roehrig, Artemis

    Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? No! But fiddler crabs sure do some amazing things!

    Starting with silly questions like the title, and moving on through increasingly-unlikely questions such as "do fiddler crabs ride a skateboard?" and "do fiddler crabs eat pizza?" children discover what fiddler crabs do. They don't need a skateboard--they can move sideways so shore birds can't catch them. They may not enjoy pizza, but they gobble up saltmarsh muck.

    Using this question-and-answer format engages children immediately, and discovering just what fiddler crabs actually do satisfies their curiosity. This is the best kind of nonfiction--engaging, fun, and filled with the kinds of details that kids love.

    Co-authored by award-winning writer Corinne Demas and her science-savvy daughter, Artemis Roehrig, and illustrated by John Sandford, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly for fiddler crabs!

    Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? is an outstanding nonfiction picture book for children ages 4-8.

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    Dog Man #5 Lord of the Fleas - Autographed
    Dav Pilkey

    When a new bunch of baddies bust up the town, Dog Man is called into action -- and this time he isn't alone. With a cute kitten and a remarkable robot by his side, our heroes must save the day by joining forces with an unlikely ally: Petey, the World's Most Evil Cat. But can the villainous Petey avoid vengeance and venture into virtue?

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    Drama (Autographed Softcover)

    Signed by Raina Telgemeier.


    From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile and Sisters!

    Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing. Instead she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew, and this year she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway on a middle-school budget. But how can she, when she doesn't know much about carpentry, ticket sales are down, and the crew members are having trouble working together? Not to mention the onstage AND offstage drama that occurs once the actors are chosen. And when two cute brothers enter the picture, things get even crazier!

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    Druthers - Autographed
    Matt Phelan

    With warmth and humor, award-winning author-illustrator Matt Phelan follows a child as she leads her daddy on some rainy-day flights of fancy.

    It’s raining and raining and raining, and Penelope is bored. "What would you do if you had your druthers?" asks her daddy. Well, if Penelope had her druthers, she’d go to the zoo. Or be a cowgirl. Or a pirate captain who sails to the island of dinosaurs, or flies away on a rocket to the moon. If Penelope had her druthers, she’d go off on amazing adventures — but then again, being stuck inside may not be so bad if your daddy is along for the ride!

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    Edward Hopper Paints His World (with Autographed Wendell Minor Bookplate)
    Burleigh, Robert

    As a boy, Edward Hopper knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up: on the cover of his pencil box, he wrote the words EDWARD HOPPER, WOULD-BE ARTIST. He traveled to New York and to Paris to hone his craft. And even though no one wanted to buy his paintings for a long time, he never stopped believing in his dream to be an artist. He was fascinated with painting light and shadow and his works explore this challenge.

    Edward Hopper's story is one of courage, resilience, and determination. In this striking picture book biography, Robert Burleigh and Wendell Minor invite young readers into the world of a truly special American painter (most celebrated for his paintings "Nighthawks" and "Gas").

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    Stemple, Heidi E y

    Eek, you reek,
    You make a funk.
    Where you have been
    Things stink, stank, stunk.

    You've left a path,
    A swath of smell,
    And--yuck!
    You did it very well.


    Readers will be delighted by the malodorous melodies of poems calling out the different pungent attributes of a full cast of foul-smelling creatures.

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    Chocolate, Debbi

    Autographed by David Diaz

    Join a young boy as he explores his vibrant neighborhood. The city shimmers with life--at once a party, a waltz, and a heartbeat. El Barrio is his sister preparing for her "quinceanera," his grandfather singing about the past, and his cousins' stories from other lands. The city is alive with the rhythms of the street.

    Told in lyrical language and through bold, colorful illustrations, this celebration of Hispanic culture and urban life is sure to fire children's curiosity about where they live and what they can discover in their own neighborhoods."

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    Elsie's Bird
    Jane Yolen & David Small

    Elsie is a city girl. She loves the noise of the cobbled streets of Boston. But when her mother dies and her father moves them to the faraway prairies of Nebraska, Elsie hears only the silence, and she feels alone in the wide sea of grass. Her only comfort is her canary, Timmy Tune. But when Timmy flies out the window, Elsie is forced to run after him, into the tall grass of the prairie, where she's finally able to hear the voice of the prairie-beautiful and noisy- and she begins to feel at home.

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    Fiona Loves The Night - Autographed Hardcover
    Charest, Emily MacLachlan

    Autographed by Patricia MacLachlan

    It is silent.

    It is safe.

    It is surprising.

    Fiona loves the night.

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    Firebird - Autographed
    Misty Copeland & Christopher Myers

    In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

    Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Caldecott Honoree Christopher Myers's best work, makes Firebird perfect for aspiring ballerinas everywhere.

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    Flora and Ulysses (Hardcover) - Autographed
    DiCamillo, Kate

    Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

    Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

    It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry -- and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting format -- a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by artist K. G. Campbell.

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    Fly with Me: Celebration of Birds
    Stemple, Heidi E y
    Enchanting stories, lyrical poems, stunning photography, and fascinating science fill the pages of this treasury celebrating the amazing world of birds.

    This thoughtful and beautifully curated collection of our flying, feathery friends highlights the role birds play in human life from centuries ago to present day. While it's beautiful, it's also full of valuable real science about these wondrous creatures. From history and behavior to spotting and photographing, there's sure to be something for every bird fan in your flock. Young birders will learn all about migration and the importance of habitat conservation. They'll find stories about bird rescues and fun facts about the fastest, strongest, and tiniest fliers. They'll also discover the best bird nests, sweet songs to sing, ways to listen for and identify the birds around them, and more. Paired with stunning art and photography and beautiful design, this treasury is sure to become a classic for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

    Fly with Me was created to help celebrate Year of the Bird, National Geographic's 2018 initiative to bring awareness to the plight of birds around the world.

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    Foiled - Autographed
    Jane Yolen

    A quirky, fast-paced urban fantasy by esteemed author Jane Yolen

    Aliera Carstairs just doesn't fit in. She's always front and center at the fencing studio, but at school she's invisible. And she's fine with that . . . until Avery Castle walks into her first period biology class. Avery may seem perfect now, but will he end up becoming her Prince Charming or just a toad?

    Item No. 9781596432796
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