Autographed Books

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.

Portraits by a master illustrator and engraver, Barry Moser.

Renowned for having illustrated over 200 books for children and adults, Barry Moser, a member of the National Academy of Design, has created a number of new engravings for this collection of greatest portraits.

Represented are poets (John Keats, William Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman), authors (Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Virginia Hamilton), composers (Frédéric Chopin, George Frideric Handel, Richard Wagner, Jean Sibelius), activists (Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King), politicans and statesmen (Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and artists (Jean Cocteau, Winslow Homer, William Blake, Rembrandt van Rijn), as well as Moser's immediate family.

In the brief afterword, Moser discusses the sources for his portraits, including subjects of whom no accurate depictions exist, such as Chaucer. In those cases Moser utilized death masks, old photographs, and even ancient busts.

Printed on heavy matte paper, with spare titles including name, dates of birth and death, and occupation, One Hundred Portraits is a pleasure to study. The highly detailed engravings result in portraits of very expressive faces, and giving readers, according to Ann Patchett in the book's preface, "the chance to visit the people we were sure of and learn something more."

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
Mother Bruce - Autographed

Bruce the bear likes to keep to himself. That, and eat eggs. But when his hard-boiled goose eggs turn out to be real, live goslings, he starts to lose his appetite. And even worse, the goslings are convinced he's their mother. Bruce tries to get the geese to go south, but he can't seem to rid himself of his new companions. What's a bear to do?

Item No. AUTORH1
$17.99
Mr. Prickles: A Quill-Fated Love Story
Lereau, Kara

Mr. Prickles was not a particularly friendly fellow. He was tough to get close to . . . because he was a porcupine.
"You're not cute like us," said Raccoon.
"Or cuddly like us," said Chipmunk.
"Or playful like us," said Skunk.
"I am," said Mr. Prickles. "On the inside."
Poor Mr. Prickles was very lonely-until the day he met Miss Pointypants. Could she be the perfect prickly companion for moonlit strolls and midnight feasts? Was love in the air for even the sharpest of sorts?

Item No. 9781596434837
$14.99
Mulan Before the Sword - Autographed
Lin, Grace

From New York Times best-selling author, Grace Lin, comes a novel filled with adventure and wonder set before the Walt Disney Studios film, Mulan .
Family is important to Hua Mulan-even if her parents don't understand why she would rather ride her horse, Black Wind, than weave, or how her notorious clumsiness can be so different from the graceful demeanor of her younger sister, Xiu. But despite their differences, Mulan has a deep love for her family, especially Xiu. So when her sister is bitten by a poisonous spider, Mulan does everything she can to help, including seeking out a renowned healer. However, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to both the mysterious spider bite and the healer than meets the eye.
On a quest with the Jade Rabbit of legend, Mulan visits extraordinary places, meets Immortals, and faces incredible obstacles while searching for an antidote for her sister. And the danger only rises when Mulan learns of a prophecy foretelling that a member of the Hua family will one day save the Emperor . . . and of the powerful enemies who will stop at nothing to prevent it from coming to pass.

Item No. 9781368020336
$16.99
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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
My Country Tis of Thee - Autographed
Claire Rudolf Murphy & Bryan Collier

More than any other, one song traces America's history of patriotism and protest.

Everyone knows the words to "My Country, 'Tis of Thee." What most don't realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers have created new lyrics, beginning in royalist Britain and continuing through conflicts in colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements, and the struggles for black and Native American civil rights. With spectacular illustrations by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Bryan Collier, My Country, 'Tis of Thee offers a fascinating insight into the American fight for freedom.

Item No. AUTOBC13
$17.99
My Father Knows the Names of Things -Autographed
Jane Yolen & Stephane Jorisch

From each bird that sings, to every kind of cloud, to all of the planets, the father in this story knows the names of them all--and takes the time to impart his knowledge to his child. As they walk together outside, the father points out which mosses are the fuzziest and which insects are the buzziest, which flowers are the tallest and which beetles are the smallest. Jane Yolen's lyrical text is complemented by Stephane Jorisch's soft artwork, a pairing that is touching without being overly sentimental, which makes this the perfect choice for fathers and children to share.

Item No. AUTOJY17
$17.99
My Friend Maya Loves to Dance - Autographed
Cheryl Willis Hudson & Eric Velasquez
Autographe by illustrator Eric Velasquez
A young narrator tells readers about her friend Maya, who absolutely loves to dance. In this rhyming picture book, Maya attends a lively dance class. She can’t get enough of dance: the costumes, the grand entrances, the pirouettes, the music, the final bow, and the magic of recitals. She even loves the hard work of practice. But why doesn’t her friend dance, too?
 
The pages themselves seem to dance, thanks to the charming verse of Cheryl Willis Hudson and the vibrant colors and motion of Eric Velasquez’s paintings.
Item No. AUTOEV1
$16.95
My Pen - Autographed
Christopher Myers

My pen rides dinosaurs
and hides an elephant in a teacup.

What can your pen do?

Acclaimed author and illustrator Christopher Myers uses rich black-and-white illustrations to bring a sketchbook to life, showing that with a simple pen, a kid can do anything!

Item No. AUTOCM4
$16.99
My Side of the Car - Autographed
Kate Feiffer & Jules Feiffer

Autographed by both Jules and Kate Feiffer.

Wishful thinking and a wonderful daughter-and-dad rapport drive this charming collaboration between Kate Feiffer and her father, Jules Feiffer.

Sadie has wanted to go the zoo forever, but something always gets in the way. Not today! Today they are finally on their way, and nothing can stop them - not a broken arm or a lost dog or a surprise visit. Not even her dad’s observation: "Sadie, it’s raining." Because when Sadie looks out her window, not only is it not raining on her side of the car, the sun is shining and people are watering their lawns and wearing sunglasses. Even when the road on Dad’s side starts looking more like a river, Sadie can barely see a raindrop fall on her side of the car. This warmhearted tale of a child’s optimism and a father’s loving patience is guaranteed to tickle the funny bone, no matter the weather.

Item No. AUTOJF2
$16.99
My Taxi  Ride - Autographed Hardcover
Jacobs, Paul DuBois
"Hail taxi! Hey taxi!
Ho taxi! Yo taxi!
Where to Miss? Where to Mister?
Where to brother? Where to sister?
All around New York town!"
Take a wild ride in a yellow taxi that's "buzzin' down the street like a bumblebee," visiting famous New York sites along the way, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, and Central Park. This book is perfect for people everywhere who love New York City, and a fun multicultural jaunt into the Big Apple for kids everywhere.
A bus is fine, but it sticks to a line. That's okay if you've got the time. A train is a treat, but it's stuck on a track. That's a drag if you're late to get back. A car is cool but you gotta park it. A bike is groovy but you gotta lock it.
In a rush? No time to spare? Hail a cab to take you there. To the store or to the theater, Just keep one eye on the meter. As long as you've got the fare, New York cabs go anywhere! Anywhere you need to be- Directly from point A to B.
Item No. 9781423600732
$15.99
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart - Autographed
Angela Farris Watkins & Eric Velasquez

Autographed by illustrator Eric Velasquez

In this inspiring story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his young niece—readers will gain personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man’s extraordinary love changed the history of the United States.

 

Told with visually stunning art by Eric Velasquez, this is a perfect book for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and throughout the year.

Item No. AUTOEV4
$18.95
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Manzano, Sonia
Sometimes the unexpected is even more fun than the best-laid plans. Iris, her family, the neighbors, and dog take a road trip to the lake. But first, the cars break down. Then they get lost. And when they finally arrive at the lake, they see a NO DOGS ALLOWED sign. What to do? Iris's family's make-do attitude saves the day, for as they go about their beach activities while trying to figure out what to do with the dog, each takes a turn taking care of the dog. Soon the day is over, and the dog has had the best time of all -- the beach had been brought to him. Sesame Street's Sonia Manzano's first picturebook provides an ocean of humor, a warm, close-knit Puerto Rican community, and a take-charge family who refuses to let things get in their way!
Item No. 9781416938385
$6.99
No Go Sleep! - Autographed
Kate & Jules Feiffer

A baby—finally—falls asleep with the rest of the world in this soothing picture book from Kate and Jules Feiffer.

And the sun said,
“I’ve gone for the day.
When you wake up,
I’ll be back to play.”

Even though the stars are out and the moon is bright, the baby says, “No, go, sleep!” But as the world around the baby gradually goes to sleep—first the sun, then the moon, then the sheep, tree, and owl—the baby finally, finally, finally falls asleep too. Lyrically written, this lulling text, paired with soothing art, will put even the youngest reader in the mood to visit dreamland.

Item No. AUTOFEIFFER6
$16.99
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink - Autographed
Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes—all while wearing their tiaras! Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential.

Item No. AUTOHS1
$17.99
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Not One Damsel in Distress: Heroic Girls from World Folklore - Autographed
Jane Yolen

From celebrated author Jane Yolen comes this inspiring collection of folktales from around the world, all featuring strong female heroes.

These fifteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, bold, brave women—and not one damsel in distress! There is Bradamante, the fierce medieval knight; Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town; Makhta, a female warrior who leads her Sioux tribe into battle; and many more women who use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed.

Drawing from diverse cultures around the world, renowned author Jane Yolen celebrates the female heroes of legend and lore in a collection that will empower every reader. This new edition features two brand-new stories from Azerbaijan and Indonesia, and enhanced illustrations.

Item No. AUTOJY65
$15.99
Number One Sam - Autographed
Greg Pizzoli
They're off!
Sam is the best race-car driver in history-he is number one at every race!


But when his best friend, Maggie, shows that she has racing talent of her own, Sam doesn't know how to handle coming in second place. Will he learn what it truly means to be a winner?

Item No. AUTOGP2
$16.99
October Mourning - Autographed


A masterful poetic exploration of the impact of Matthew Shepard’s murder on the world.


On the night of October 6, 1998, a gay twenty-one-year-old college student named Matthew Shepard was lured from a Wyoming bar by two young men, savagely beaten, tied to a remote fence, and left to die. Gay Awareness Week was beginning at the University of Wyoming, and the keynote speaker was Lesléa Newman, discussing her book Heather Has Two Mommies. Shaken, the author addressed the large audience that gathered, but she remained haunted by Matthew’s murder. October Mourning, a novel in verse, is her deeply felt response to the events of that tragic day. Using her poetic imagination, the author creates fictitious monologues from various points of view, including the fence Matthew was tied to, the stars that watched over him, the deer that kept him company, and Matthew himself. More than a decade later, this stunning cycle of sixty-eight poems serves as an illumination for readers too young to remember, and as a powerful, enduring tribute to Matthew Shepard’s life.

Item No. AUTONEWMAN5
$15.99
Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) Autographed

Autographed by author Mac Barnett

Some kids are too smart for their own good...and maybe for everybody else's good. When an overly ambitious little girl builds a humongous robot for her science fair, she fully expects to win first place. What she doesn't expect is the chaos that follows.


Mac Barnett, a new picture book author on the rise, and Dan Santat, illustrator of Rhea Perlman's Otto Undercover series, combine forces to create a hilarious kid's eye account of the kind of destruction that comes only from a child's good intentions. This book is sure to appeal to kids and parents familiar with the ordeal of science fairs.

Item No. SANTAT3
$17.99
OK Go - Autographed
Berger, Carin

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

In a world of go! go! go! go! go! it's time to stop! and find a new way.

Carin Berger's playful new picture book is a jubilant celebration of going green.

Item No. 9780061576669
$17.99
Ollie The Purple Elephant - Autographed
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Ollie is a purple elephant who is lost and has no place to call home.  Until Shelby and Peter find him in the park—and invite him to live with them.  Soon Ollie is a regular part of the family.  He doesn't have a room to call his own, but he doesn't mind. He is happy.  He loves hopscotch and kickball—but most of all he loves the dance parties the McLaughlins have after dinner.

But Mr. Puddlebottom, the downstairs neighbor, most certainly does not love Ollie.  And neither does the McLaughlins' cat, Ginger.  Ollie has taken her spot on the couch at night.  When the conspirators hatch a plan to get rid of Ollie, the purple elephant walks right into their trap—and onto a circus cart.  Will he ever be reunited with his family?

Item No. AUTOKRO20
$16.99
Olvina Flies - Autographed
Lin, Grace

The ideal picture book for every child's first plane trip.
"Olvina was starting to feel very nervous. "Maybe I should get off the plane," she thought. "Chickens aren't supposed to fly.""
When Olvina gets invited to the Tenth Annual Bird Convention in Hawaii, she decides it's high time to overcome her fear of flying. But on the day of her big plane trip, Olvina's tummy is filled with butterflies and she has second thoughts. After all, chickens aren't supposed to fly. Or are they?
This tender and funny story is for children who love to fly as well as those who have not yet had the experience. From takeoff to landing, Olvina's journey is one kids won't want to miss!

Item No. 9780805067118
$15.95
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On Bird Hill - Autographed
Jane Yolen & Bob Marstall

From iconic award-winning and NY Times bestselling children's author of more than 350 books, Jane Yolen, and award-winning illustrator, Bob Marstall, On Bird Hill is a wonderful new picture book created in collaboration with the esteemed Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the world authority on birds.

On Bird Hill is first in a new Jane Yolen series created for the Cornell Lab, loosely based on the old cumulative nursery rhyme/song "The Green Grass Grew All Around," a nursery rhyme first published as a song in 1912 with words by William Jerome and melody by Harry Von Tilzer. But in this version, it's a boy and his dog who find the bird in a nest on a hill in a strange valley.

This beautiful and enchanting story is sure to attract interest from millions of readers and fans of Jane's popular classics. As with all Cornell Lab Publishing Group books, 25% of the net proceeds from the sale of On Bird Hill goes directly to the Cornell Lab to support projects such as children’s educational and community programs.

Item No. AUTOJY19
$15.95