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A Crow of His Own (Hardcover)
Lambert, Megan Dowd

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Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he's having trouble fitting in and replacing Larry--the beloved rooster whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that imitating Larry is not the way to succeed.

Awards

SELECTION 2016 - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
SELECTION 2016 - Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
HONOR 2016 - Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

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Abel's Island - Softcover
Steig, William

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--and home.

Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again.

Abel's Island is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book.

Item No. 9780312371432
$6.99
Amos & Boris - Hardcover
William Steig
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.
 
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.
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Amos & Boris - Softcover
Steig, William

Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sail the sea and finds himself in extreme need of rescue. And there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life at sea and Amos has gone back to life on dry land, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.

Item No. 9780312535667
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An Extraordinary Egg - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. While taking a walk, three frogs discover what they
believe to be a chicken egg and eagerly wait for it to hatch. When a scaly,
four-legged creature with a long snoutful of teeth emerges a few days later,
the frogs are still convinced it's a chicken and are thrilled to have a new
friend. Soon the frogs and "chicken" are inseparable, at least until the day
"chicken" finds and returns to her mother...an enormous "hen" who looks
suspiciously like an alligator! "An "eggs/rmtraordinary treat from a master
storyteller."--School Library Journal." "Just the thing to lighten up a
picture-book hour."-- "Kirkus."
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Crow of His Own (Paperback)
Lambert, Megan Dowd
Clyde is the new rooster at Sunrise Farm. But he's having trouble fitting in and replacing Larry--the beloved rooster whose wake-up calls were legendary. The cow, the gaggle of hens, and the sheep reminisce about Larry while poor Clyde fails to croon the farmyard awake with the same finesse. Clyde attempts to win over the farm by wearing an elaborate costume and putting on a show like Larry was known to do, but in the end, Clyde realizes that imitating Larry is not the way to succeed.

Awards

SELECTION 2016 - Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices
SELECTION 2016 - Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
HONOR 2016 - Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

Item No. 9781580894487
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Doctor De Soto - Hardcover
William Steig
"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.
 
Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.
Item No. 9780374318031
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Doctor De Soto - Softcover
Steig, William

A Newbery Honor Book from the creator of Shrek.

Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work. With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat dangerous animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.

Item No. 9780312611897
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Frog And Toad All Year - Softcover
Lobel, Arnold
In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers
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Nelson, Kadir

The bestselling book about the power of one kind act from Caldecott Medal and Coretta Scott King Award winner Kadir Nelson.

"Timeless and delectable."--School Library Journal

If you plant a carrot seed . . . a carrot will grow.

If you plant a cabbage seed . . . cabbage will grow.

But what happens if you plant a seed of kindness . . . or selfishness?

With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

Kadir Nelson's acclaimed books include The Undefeated, winner of the Caldecott Medal as the most distinguished picture book of the year, Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom.

--Kirkus Reviews
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Hyman, Trina Schart
Traveling alone, deep in the woods, Elisabeth suspects her basket of treats isn't the only thing a sly wolf is after.

A classic of children's literature, this retelling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale brings new life to an old favorite with illustrations that children will linger over.

Surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers, mushrooms, pinecones, and birds, Elisabeth heads off in her red cloak to visit her ailing grandmother. She's all alone--until she is joined by a wicked wolf, who urges her to stray from her wooded path. Framed with hand-drawn patterns and textured vignettes, Trina Schart Hyman's illustrations add intrigue to the familiar story, filled with subtle detail and depth.

With the help of a brave woodsman, Elisabeth and her grandmother are saved, and Little Red Riding Hood learns a valuable lesson.

Little Red Riding Hood was a Caldecott Honor Book, and received a Gold Kite Award for Picture Book Text.

Item No. 9780823404704
$17.99
Milo's Hat Trick
Agee, Jon
Milo the Magnificent's magic act isn't so magnificent after all, until he meets a bear who teaches him the secret to the perfect hat trick in this classic and critically acclaimed picture book, perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen

Milo the Magnificent is the world's least magnificent magician. He can't even pull a rabbit out of his hat! When Mr. Popovich gives him one more chance, Milo knows he has no choice: he has to go out and catch a rabbit for his act. Instead, he catches a bear. And the bear promises to help! Into the hat he dives. Milo rides the train home, sure his act will go off perfectly tonight. But when he arrives in his dressing room, he discovers that he left his hat--and the bear!--on the train. Meanwhile, across town, a man in a restaurant has a very familiar hat . . . Can Milo get his hat back in time for his act?

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Milo's Hat Trick
Agee, Jon

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Milo the Magnificent's magic act isn't so magnificent after all, until he meets a bear who teaches him the secret to the perfect hat trick in this classic and critically acclaimed picture book, perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen
 
Milo the Magnificent is the world’s least magnificent magician. He can't even pull a rabbit out of his hat! When Mr. Popovich gives him one more chance, Milo knows he has no choice: he has to go out and catch a rabbit for his act. Instead, he catches a bear. And the bear promises to help! Into the hat he dives. Milo rides the train home, sure his act will go off perfectly tonight. But when he arrives in his dressing room, he discovers that he left his hat—and the bear!—on the train. Meanwhile, across town, a man in a restaurant has a very familiar hat . . . Can Milo get his hat back in time for his act?

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Paddington (Hardcover)
Bond, Michael

Over fifty years ago, a small bear set out on the adventure of a lifetime. With nothing but a suitcase, several jars of marmalade, and a label around his neck that read, Please look after this bear. Thank you, he crossed the ocean heading for England. When he arrived at London's busy Paddington Station, he was discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Brown. As luck would have it, the Browns were just the sort of people to welcome a lost bear into their family--and their lives would never be the same.

Paddington Bear has charmed readers around the world with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This newly repackaged edition of the classic picture book, with illustrations by R. W. Alley, is the perfect introduction to Paddington Bear for young readers.

Item No. 9780062317193
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Roland the Minstrel Pig
Steig, William

Roland the pig plays the lute and sings so sweetly that his friends never have enough of listening to him. He has bigger dreams, though, so he decides to take his show on the road and share his music with the world. He has a hard time finding an audience and is lonely at first, but then a fox named Sebastian appears and offers to take him to perform before the King. Little does Roland know, Sebastian actually plans on eating him. Just as Sebastian starts to lower Roland over a firepit to roast him and all seems lost, the King appears to save the day, and both Sebastian and Roland get the ending they deserve.

Roland the Minstrel Pig is a classic picture book by Shrek creator William Steig.

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Swamp Angel (Softcover)
Isaacs, Anne
Swamp Angel can lasso a tornado, and drink an entire lake dry. She single-handedly defeats the fearsome bear known as Thundering Tarnation, wrestling him from the top of the Great Smoky Mountains to the bottom of a deep lake. Caldecott Medal-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky's stunning folk-art paintings are the perfect match for the irony, exaggeration, and sheer good humor of this original tall tale set on the American frontier.

A Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A Time magazine Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
Winner of the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Item No. 9780140559088
$8.99
The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh
Milne, A A
In 1926, "Winnie-the-Pooh, " a collection of stories about a rather stout, somewhat confused bear, was published in England and America. The enchanting tales of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, and the others were an immediate success, and firmly established A.A. Milne, already an acclaimed dramatist, as a major author of children's books. "Winnie-the-Pooh" was followed in 1928 by a second collection, "The House At Pooh Corner, " which continued the adventures from the Hundred Acre Wood and introduced bouncy, lovable Tigger.
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The Little Fur Family
Brown, Margaret Wise

Cuddle up with this timeless, beloved classic from Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams. The entire book is bound in soft and cozy imitation fur and packaged in a keepsake box!

Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods with his family. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed all soft and warm, and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Garth Williams's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Featuring a fun, interactive element--a soft, brown, furry cover for little ones to touch and feel--this oversized edition of Little Fur Family is sure to comfort and delight readers.

Item No. 9780060518981
$17.99
The Little Fur Family (Board Book)
Brown, Margaret Wise

Celebrate 75 years with this beloved classic from Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams. This sturdy board book features a soft, brown, furry tummy on the cover for little ones to touch and feel!

Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods with his family. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed all soft and warm, and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Garth Williams's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby that is sure to comfort and delight readers. Cuddle up with this timeless, classic story!

Item No. 9780060759605
$7.99
The Little Fur Family (Mini Edition)
Brown, Margaret Wise

Cuddle up with this miniature edition of the timeless, beloved classic from Margaret Wise Brown and Garth Williams! The entire book is bound in soft and cozy imitation fur and packaged in a keepsake box!

Little Fur Family tells the story of a little fur child's day in the woods with his family. The day ends when his big fur parents tuck him in bed all soft and warm, and sing him to sleep with a lovely bedtime song.

Garth Williams's soft illustrations join Margaret Wise Brown's rhythmic text to create a gentle lullaby. Featuring a fun, interactive element--a soft, brown, furry cover for little ones to touch and feel--this miniature edition is sure to comfort and delight readers.

Item No. 9780694000043
$9.99
The Little Red Hen
Pinkney, Jerry
Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney enlivens the beloved fable with cheerful and classically beautiful illustrations, making this the ideal edition for every child's library.

As he did with his Caldecott-winning The Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney has masterfully adapted this story of the hardworking hen and her lazy neighbors. Its Golden Rule message and sassy finale are just as relevant and satisfying as ever. Read it in tandem with Pinkney's Puss in Boots and The Tortoise and the Hare or David Wiesner's The Three Pigs.


"Perfect [for] sharing with one listener, or a crowd." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Cheerful [and] luminous. Kids will gleefully chime in."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A lush light-filled rendition of a folktale staple."--School Library Journal (starred review)

Item No. 9780803729353
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The Story of Little Babaji - Softcover
Helen Bannerman

Helen Bannerman, who was born in Edinburgh in 1863, lived in India for thirty years. As a gift for her two little girls, she wrote and illustrated The Story of Little Black Sambo (1899), a story that clearly takes place in India (with its tigers and "ghi," or melted butter), even though the names she gave her characters belie that setting.

For this new edition of Bannerman's much beloved tale, the little boy, his mother, and his father have all been give authentic Indian names: Babaji, Mamaji, and Papaji. And Fred Marcellino's high-spirited illustrations lovingly, memorably transform this old favorite. He gives a classic story new life.

Item No. 9780060080938
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Ellison, Virginia
The famously rotund bear is happiest when in possession of a brimming pot of honey, but when it comes time for meals and smackerels, the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood need something a little more substantial. This delightful collection contains over fifty tried-and-true recipes for readers of all ages to make and enjoy, starting with Poohanpiglet pancakes and ending with a recipe for getting thin-with honey sauces, holiday treats, and dishes for every mealtime in between.

Forty years after its original publication, this updated and beautifully redesigned cookbook features quotes from the original books and Ernest H. Shepard's beloved drawings, which leap off the pages in full color.

Item No. 9780525423591
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Milne, A A
Lifelong devotees and new friends of the Bear of Very Little Brain will be glad to see all twenty of A. A. Milne's world-famous Winnie-the-Pooh stories brought together in one beautiful volume. Milne's prose and Ernest H. Shepard's drawings-including full-color art created especially for these editions-perfectly capture the feelings of childhood.
Item No. 9780525444473
$26.99
Zelinsky Book Plate & Swamp Angel - Hardcover
Anne Isaacs

Free book plate autographed by Paul O. Zelinsky with purchase.

Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear. Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie." What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens. Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.
Item No. 9780525452713
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