Now & Then Exhibit

Bird
Elliott, Zetta

In this gentle, award-winning picture book, an African American boy nicknamed Bird uses drawing as a creative outlet as he struggles to make sense of his grandfather's death and his brother's drug addiction.

Young Mekhai, better known as Bird, loves to draw. With drawings, he can erase the things that don't turn out right. In real life, problems aren't so easily fixed.

As Bird struggles to understand the death of his beloved grandfather and his older brother's drug addiction, he escapes into his art. Drawing is an outlet for Bird's emotions and imagination, and provides a path to making sense of his world. In time, with the help of his grandfather's friend, Bird finds his own special somethin' and wings to fly.

Told with spare grace, Bird is a touching look at a young boy coping with real-life troubles. Readers will be heartened by Bird's quiet resilience, and moved by the healing power of putting pencil to paper.

Bird, the recipient of Lee & Low's New Voices Award Honor, is the first picture book of both Zetta Elliot and Shadra Strickland.

Item No. 9781620143483
$12.95
Birdsong
Flett, Julie

BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, HORN BOOK, QUILL & QUIRE, GLOBE AND MAIL

WINNER OF THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD

AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE HONOR TITLE

A BOSTON GLOBE--HORN BOOK HONOR BOOK

When Katherena and her mother move to a small town, Katherena feels lonely and out of place. But when she meets an elderly woman artist who lives next door, named Agnes--her world starts to change.

Katherena and Agnes share the same passions for arts and crafts, birds, and nature. But as the seasons change, can Katherna navigate the failing health of her new friend?

Award-winning author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships, shared passions, and spending time outdoors with the ones we love.

Includes a glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree words that appear in the text.

"Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story."--The Horn Book

"Cycling from spring to spring, [Julie Flett's] subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Item No. 9781771644730
$17.95
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #6 Cabin Fever
Kinney, Jeff
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he's innocent. Or at least sort of.
The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he's going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
Item No. 9781419741913
$14.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #8 Hard Luck
Kinney, Jeff
Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
Item No. 9781419741944
$14.99
Drum Dream Girl
Engle, Margarita
Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule--until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright music was heard, everyone sang and danced and decided that both girls and boys should be free to drum and dream.
Inspired by the childhood of Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who broke Cuba's traditional taboo against female drummers, Drum Dream Girl tells an inspiring true story for dreamers everywhere.
Item No. 9780544102293
$17.99
El Deafo
Bell, Cece
The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell

Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here, she's different. She's sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere her teacher is in the school--in the hallway . . . in the teacher's lounge . . . in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different . . . and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

Also Available: El Deafo: Superpowered Edition! Get a special hardcover collector's edition of Cece Bell's beloved graphic novel with 40 bonus pages of childhood photographs, early sketches, notes from Cece, and much more!

Item No. 9781419712173
$12.99
Fan Brothers Postcard - The Night Gardener

4" x 6" postcard featuring arwork by the Fan Brothers from their book, The Night Gardener. Created for the exhibition Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art on view at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art December 14, 2019 - May 10, 2020.

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Item No. 76448056
$1.00
Hiro's Hats
Kleven, Elisa

High in the mountains of Japan, a snow monkey named Hiro finds a cheerful hat."Snow monkeys don't need hats!" his brother tells him.

But Hiro's hat does more than keep him warm -- it is also a friend.  Only a robin understands. And when Hiro's hat disappears, she surprises him,

in time, with two more hats, each as playful and full of life as his first.

"In this gently whimsical yarn, an imaginative little snow monkey named Hiro sees 'a hat one day, flying like a bright bird through the sky.' The cheery red and yellow hat becomes a plaything and something more—“It is my friend and a hat.' Hiro’s siblings tease him...but a kindly robin offers friendly support... The story twines toward happy endings for all....Mixed-media collage illustrations show sweet-faced, woolly-bodied monkeys at play in richly textural landscapes. Through Hiro, Kleven sympathetically illustrates young children’s ability to find emotional connections to inanimate objects, and the creative ways they can respond to stress."  --Publishers Weekly

Item No. 9781733304399
$17.99
I Will Be Fierce
Birdsong, Bea

Written by Bea Birdsong and illustrated by Nidhi Chanani, I Will Be Fierce is a powerful picture book about courage, confidence, kindness, and finding the extraordinary in everyday moments.

Today, I will be fierce!

It's a brand new day, and a young girl decides to take on the world like a brave explorer heading off on an epic fairytale quest. From home to school and back again, our hero conquers the Mountain of Knowledge (the library), forges new bridges (friendships), and leads the victorious charge home on her steed (the school bus).

A 2020 Southern Book Prize Finalist

Item No. 9781250295088
$17.99
Julie Flett Print - Birdsong

Limited edition archival giclee print featuring artwork by Julie Flett from her picture book, Birdsong. Created for the exhibition Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art on view at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art December 14, 2019 - May 10, 2020.

Print measures 8" x 10"

Pair the print with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. GIC10-27759
$25.00
Lowriders (Book 1) in Space (Paperback)
Camper, Cathy
Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team's favorite cars of all are lowriders--cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash--just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.
Item No. 9781452128696
$9.99
Lowriders (Book 2) Center of the Earth (Paperback)
Camper, Cathy
2017 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Winner

The lovable trio from the acclaimed Lowriders in Space are back! Lupe Impala, Elirio Malaria, and El Chavo Octopus are living their dream at last. They're the proud owners of their very own garage. But when their beloved cat Genie goes missing, they need to do everything they can to find him. Little do they know the trail will lead them to the realm of Mictlantecuhtli, the Aztec god of the Underworld, who is keeping Genie prisoner! With cool Spanish phrases on every page, a glossary of terms, and an action-packed plot that sneaks in science as well as Aztec lore, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth is a linguistic and visual delight. ¡Que suave!

Item No. 9781452138367
$9.99
Lowriders (Book 3) Blast from the Past (Paperback)
Camper, Cathy
When new friends Lupe, Flapjack, and Elirio are each bullied by Las Matamoscas, they know they're going to like one another. When they find out they all love lowrider cars, they know they'll be friends for life. But the bullies won't leave the Lowriders alone--and they don't let any girls or babies into car clubs. Can these three determined outcasts prove they deserve to be in the car show? Humor, Spanish words, and lowrider culture come together in this heartwarming graphic novel of three friends navigating the bumpy terrain of friendship, bullying, and standing up for what you believe in. ¡Vámonos!
Item No. 9781452163161
$9.99
Lunch Lady (Book 1) The Cyborg Substitute
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Hector, Terrence, and Dee have always wondered about their school lunch lady. What does she do when she isn't dishing out the daily special? Where does she live? Does she have a lot of cats at home? Little do they know, Lunch Lady doesn't just serve sloppy joes--she serves justice! Whatever danger lies ahead, it's no match for LUNCH LADY!

Item No. 9780375846830
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 10) The Schoolwide Scuffle
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn't be worse--the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady's superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don't miss Lunch Lady's swashbuckling finale!

Item No. 9780385752794
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 2) The League of Librarians
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Serving justice . . . and lunch!

Lunch Lady can sniff out something rotten like no one else--and there's definitely something rotten going on in the library. The usually friendly librarians have become cold and secretive. Even Dee can't seem to crack a smile out of them. What darkness may lurk in the hearts of librarians? Lunch Lady is on the case! And Hector, Terrence, and Dee are along for a wild ride!

Item No. 9780375846847
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 3) The Author Visit Vendetta
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Dee, Terrence, and Hector are very excited about Author Visit Day. Lewis Scribson is the author of the famous Flippy Bunny books, and Hector is a huge fan! And it gets Dee and Terrence out of math class.

But something is a little off about this special guest. And Coach Birkby, the gym teacher, mysteriously disappears the day of his visit.

What evil designs does this world-famous writer have on his agenda? Lunch Lady’s going to get to the bottom of it, even if she has to kick some bunny butt!

Item No. 9780375860942
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 4) and the Summer Camp Shakedown
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch kids are looking forward to a relaxing summer vacation with no funny business. What evils could befall them at summer camp?

Of course, there is the legendary swamp monster. Stories say he haunts the camp at night. But that's just a legend. Or is it?

Once again, Dee, Hector, and Terrence must help Lunch Lady prevail against a secret enemy!

Item No. 9780375860959
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 5) The Bake Sale Bandit
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Breakfast Bunch is excited for the upcoming bake sale—and the best part is that it's raising money for an awesome field trip.  But when all the snacks go missing, it's no laughing matter.  Someone is sabotaging the bake sale.  But why?

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are hot on the trail . . . one brownie crumb at a time.

Item No. 9780375867293
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 6) The Field Trip Fiasco
Krosoczka, Jarrett J
From the author of National Book Award finalist Hey, Kiddo.

Lunch Lady and the Breakfast Bunch are on a school field trip to a famous art museum. But while Lunch Lady is busy taking in all the culture, the kids have caught onto something strange--some of the artwork looks suspiciously fake! Now Dee, Hector, and Terrence are determined to get to the bottom of this conspiracy, but Lunch Lady is too awed to catch on. Will she snap out of it and come to the rescue? Or will the Breakfast Bunch have to handle this operation alone?

Item No. 9780375867309
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 7) The Mutant Mathletes - Autographed
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Breakfast Bunch have joined the mathletes team, and are all set to win the championship trophy for Thompson Brook Elementary School—they only need to beat the defending champs from Willowby Academy.  But Lunch Lady notices something strange about the opposing matheletes and their sinister coach. Will she and her sidekick Betty be able to sort out the suspicious competitors before they snatch victory away from the Breakfast Bunch?

Item No. AUTOKRO7
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 8) The Picture Day Peril - Autographed
Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Autographed by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

It's picture day at Thompson Brook, but the students are plagued by a freak acne epidemic. While the Breakfast Bunch scrambles to put their best faces forward, their hifalutin photographer raises Lunch Lady's eyebrows. She suspects the photographer may have an underhanded plan to break into the world of high fashion that puts the students in danger! Will Lunch Lady be able to storm the runway and stop the vogue rogue without blowing her cover?

Item No. AUTOKRO8
$6.99
Lunch Lady (Book 9): The Video Game Villain - Autographed

Autographed Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The race is on for a new student council president, and the Breakfast Bunch is rallying for Hector! The competition is already heavy, but the race heats up when school security is at stake: student and staff high-tech gadgets are disappearing left and right. Whoever the culprit is, this is one stealthy thief—and the school is so busy with the election that he gets away with it every time. Luckily some of Lunch Lady's own culinary gadgets have eluded the crook, but will they be enough to catch this sticky-fingered bandit? And will Hector be able to pull off a victory?

Item No. AUTOKRO9
$6.99
No Small Potatoes
Bolden, Tonya
Discover the incredible true story of how one of history's most successful potato farmers began life as a slave and worked until he was named the "Potato King of the World"!

Junius G. Groves came from humble beginnings in the Bluegrass State. Born in Kentucky into slavery, freedom came when he was still a young man and he intended to make a name for himself. Along with thousands of other African Americans who migrated from the South, Junius walked west and stopped in Kansas. Working for a pittance on a small potato farm was no reason to feel sorry for himself, especially when he's made foreman. But Junius did dream of owning his own farm, so he did the next best thing. He rented the land and worked hard! As he built his empire, he also built a family, and he built them both on tons and tons and tons of potatoes. He never quit working hard, even as the naysayers doubted him, and soon he was declared Potato King of the World and had five hundred acres and a castle to call his own.

From award winning author Tonya Bolden and talented illustrator Don Tate comes a tale of perseverance that reminds us no matter where you begin, as long as you work hard, your creation can never be called small potatoes.

Item No. 9780385752763
$17.99
Oge Mora Postcard - Thank You Omu

4" x 6" postcard featuring arwork by Oge Mora from Thank You, Omu. Created for the exhibition Now & Then: Contemporary Illustrators and their Childhood Art on view at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art December 14, 2019 - May 10, 2020.

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Item No. 62481849
$1.00