Picture Books: Ages 2-6

And Then It's Spring
Fogliano, Julie

Following a snow-filled winter, a young boy and his dog decide that they've had enough of all that brown and resolve to plant a garden. They dig, they plant, they play, they wait . . . and wait . . . until at last, the brown becomes a more hopeful shade of brown, a sign that spring may finally be on its way.

Julie Fogliano's tender story of anticipation is brought to life by the distinctive illustrations Erin E. Stead, recipient of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

And Then It's Spring is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

Item No. 9781596436244
$16.99
Journey
Becker, Aaron
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship.
A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart s desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all."
Item No. 9780763660536
$15.99
Leave Your Sleep
Natalie Merchant
This collection of classic children's poetry, adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. Leave Your Sleep features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved (e.e. cummings, Edward Lear, and Jack Prelutsky) to the undiscovered (the young Nathalia Crane). Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening experience.
Item No. 9780374343682
$24.99
Madeline 75th Anniversary Edition
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Seventy-five years ago, a spirited little red-headed girl stepped out of the pages of a book and into the hearts of readers. Madeline may have been the smallest of the twelve little girls who always walked in two straight lines, but she was the bravest to the tiger in the zoo, Madeline just said poo poo .
Madeline went on to inspire eight sequels, as well as television and movies, dolls and teasets and games. She is loved by millions of readers all over the world.
To commemorate this anniversary, this lavish slipcased edition of the original "Madline" book includes a full-color panoramic pop up spread of Paris, with all the famous landmarks, including Madeline s house.
Happy 75th birthday, Madeline!"
Item No. 9780670785407
$25.00
Mummy Cat
Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown
Deep within this maze of stone,
a creature wakes up, all alone . . .


Mummy Cat prowls his pyramid home, longing for his beloved owner. As he roams the tomb, lavish murals above his head display scenes of the cat with his young Egyptian queen, creating a story-within-a-story about the events of centuries past. Hidden hieroglyphs deepen the tale and are explained in an informative author’s note.
        Marcus Ewert and Lisa Brown’s smart, beautiful book is a marvel of sophisticated simplicity, infinitely engaging to examine in detail, and complete with a sweetly surprising plot twist sure to delight young cat-lovers and budding Egyptologists alike.
Item No. 9780544340824
$16.99
Nanette's Baguette - Autographed
Mo Willems
Today is the day Nanette gets to get the baguette! Is she set? YOU BET!
Mo Willems' hilarious new picture book, Nanette's Baguette, follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But . . . will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret?
Set in a meticulously handcrafted-paper-modeled French village, the uniquely vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet. Get set to krack into an irresistible tale you won't soon forget!
Item No. AUTOMW47
$17.99
Real Cowboys
Hoefler, Kate
In Kate Hoefler s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we've come to expect."
Item No. 9780544148925
$16.99
Return
Becker, Aaron
Welcome the much-anticipated finale of Caldecott Honoree Aaron Becker s wordless trilogy a spectacular, emotionally satisfying story that brings its adventurer home.
Failing to get the attention of her busy father, a lonely girl turns back to a fantastic world for friendship and adventure. It s her third journey into the enticing realm of kings and emperors, castles and canals, exotic creatures and enchanting landscapes. This time, it will take something truly powerful to persuade her to return home, as a gripping backstory is revealed that will hold readers in its thrall. Caldecott Honor winner Aaron Becker delivers a suspenseful and moving climax to his wordless trilogy, an epic that began with the award-winning Journey and continued with the celebrated follow-up Quest."
Item No. 9780763677305
$15.99
Some Pets
DiTerlizzi, Angela
The duo that brought you the "bright" and "breezy" (Booklist) Some Bugs is back with a vibrant companion book that's packed with your favorite pets.
Some pets sit.
Some pets stay.
Some pets fetch,
And some pets play.

Come one, come all, to the pet show! With dogs and cats, horses and chickens, hamsters and chinchillas--and many, many more!--this book celebrates animal companions of all shapes and sizes. Who will take home the coveted Best in Show ribbon? Join the fun to find out!
Item No. 9781481444026
$17.99
The Dot
Reynolds, Peter H
With a simple, witty story and free-spirited illustrations, Peter H. Reynolds entices even the stubbornly uncreative among us to make a mark - and follow where it takes us.
Her teacher smiled. "Just make a mark and see where it takes you."
Art class is over, but Vashti is sitting glued to her chair in front of a blank piece of paper. The words of her teacher are a gentle invitation to express herself. But Vashti can t draw - she s no artist. To prove her point, Vashti jabs at a blank sheet of paper to make an unremarkable and angry mark. "There!" she says.
That one little dot marks the beginning of Vashti s journey of surprise and self-discovery. That special moment is the core of Peter H. Reynolds s delicate fable about the creative spirit in all of us."
Item No. 9780763619619
$14.00
The Mayflower
Greenwood, Mark

The three-thousand-mile trip was crowded and dangerous, and there was trouble when the passengers settled in Plymouth for a bitter, cold winter. However, their determination was ultimately rewarded; the Pilgrims adjusted to the New England climate thanks to help from local Native Americans and soon celebrated their first harvest in the New World.

Item No. 9780823429431
$16.95
A Book of Babies
Na, Il Sung
When the flowers begin to bloom
and the world starts turning green,
animals everywhere are born . . .
including the noisy ducklings!

From the creator of A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbitcomes a beautiful book of baby animals. Travel with the curious duck and visit babies around the world on their very first day of life.
The Boston Globe calls Il Sung Na s art so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare. "
Item No. 9780385752909
$15.99
Ish
Reynolds, Peter H
A creative spirit learns that thinking "ish-ly" is far more wonderful than "getting it right" in this gentle new fable from the creator of the award-winning picture book THE DOT.
Ramon loved to draw. Anytime. Anything. Anywhere.
Drawing is what Ramon does. Its what makes him happy. But in one split second, all that changes. A single reckless remark by Ramon's older brother, Leon, turns Ramon's carefree sketches into joyless struggles. Luckily for Ramon, though, his little sister, Marisol, sees the world differently. She opens his eyes to something a lot more valuable than getting things just "right." Combining the spareness of fable with the potency of parable, Peter Reynolds shines a bright beam of light on the need to kindle and tend our creative flames with care.
Item No. 9780763623449
$14.00
Madeline - Hardcover
Bemelmans, Ludwig
"Bemelmans' drawings have put an authentic Paris within the covers of this book. The rhymes in which the tale is told make it one that children will enjoy repeating." The New York Times"
Item No. 9780670445806
$17.99
Madeline - Softcover
Bemelmans, Ludwig
A Caldecott Honor Book
Madeline truly needs no introduction.An enduring classic, Madelinecontinues to enchant readers more than seventy years after its first publication.
Nothing frightens Madeline not tigers, not mice, not even getting sick. To Madeline, a trip to the hospital is a grand adventure."
Item No. 9780140564396
$7.99
Sky Color
Reynolds, Peter H
The sky s no limit as the author-illustrator of "The Dot" and "Ish" winds up his Creatrilogy with a whimsical tale about seeing the world a new way.
Marisol loves to paint. So when her teacher asks her to help make a mural for the school library, she can t wait to begin! But how can Marisol make a sky without blue paint? After gazing out the bus window and watching from her porch as day turns into night, she closes her eyes and starts to dream. . . . From the award-winning Peter H. Reynolds comes a gentle, playful reminder that if we keep our hearts open and look beyond the expected, creative inspiration will come."
Item No. 9780763623456
$14.00
The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Spring - Softcover
Clifton, Lucille
In the middle of the city, two young friends set out to find Spring. Their search ends in a most unlikely but utterly convincing discovery.
Item No. 9780140547399
$5.99
Miz Berlin Walks - To Be Autographed
Yolen, Jane
Powerhouses Jane Yolen and Floyd Cooper come together to tell this heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship.
Every evening, old as she is, Miz Berlin walks down the long block, past Mary Louise's house, talking to herself. One day Mary Louise catches up to Miz Berlin and walks with her. She is spellbound by the stories the old woman tells: block-long stories and two-day stories about how she caught crawdaddies the day the sky rained feathers, or about the day the flood rose right to her front door. Now every evening, Mary Louise walks with Miz Berlin, then runs on home, stuffed full of her own stories to tell.

"This poignant book conveys through simple words the power of stories to build bridges between two very different people." Booklist
"Yolen is pitch-perfect in her delivery of this tender tale." Publishers Weekly
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Item No. 9780698118454
$6.99
All The World
Scanlon, Liz Garton
All the world is here.
It is there.
It is everywhere.
All the world is right where you are.
Now.
Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky
Item No. 9781416985808
$17.99
Grandpa Green
Smith, Lane

From the creator of the national bestseller "It's a Book" comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.

Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farmboy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten.

In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come.

"Grandpa Green" is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011.
One of "School Library Journal"'s Best Picture Books of 2011.

Item No. 9781596436077
$16.99
A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever
Frazee, Marla
When James and Eamon goto a week ofNature Camp and stayat Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free timespent stayinginside, eating waffles, and playingvideo gamesis waymore interesting than nature. But sometimes thingswork outbest when they don't go exactly as planned.
This Caldecott Honor-winning book is a moving and hilariouscelebration of young boys, childhood friendships, and the power of the imagination, whereMarla Frazee captures the very essence of summer vacation and what it means to be a kid. "
Item No. 9780152060206
$17.99
Boss Baby
Frazee, Marla
"From the moment the baby arrived, it was obvious that he was the boss.
"The boss baby is used to getting his way--drinks made to order 24/7, his private jet plane, and meetings around the clock. But when his demands aren't getting proper responses, he has to go to new lengths to achieve the attention he deserves.
Marla Frazee brings her signature wit and humor--along with adorable illustrations--to a book that explores the effect of one family's very unusual new arrival.
Item No. 9781442401679
$17.99
Everywhere Babies
Meyers, Susan
Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They're kissed and dressed and rocked and fed--and completely adored by the families who love them. With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.
Item No. 9780152022266
$16.99
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild
Mem Fox & Marla Frazee
Harriet doesn't mean to be pesky. Sometimes she just is. And her mother doesn't mean to lose her temper. Sometimes she just does.
But Harriet and her mother know that even when they do things they wish they hadn't, they still love each other very much.
Item No. 9780152045982
$7.00
Roller Coaster (Hardcover)
Frazee, Marla
"Clickity, clackity."
"Clickity, clackity."
The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. "Wheeeeeeee!"
Get ready to experience the thrill of riding a coaster for the very first time in this vibrant new adventure from acclaimed picture book creator Marla Frazee.
Item No. 9780152045548
$16.99