Themes & Occasions

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 of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best Children's Books of 2012

Item No. 9781596436244
$17.99
Planting a Rainbow Board Book
Ehlert, Lois

This educational and enjoyable book helps children understand how to plant bulbs, seeds, and seedlings, and nurture their growth. Lois Ehlert's bold collage illustrations include six pages of staggered width, presenting all the flowers of each color of the rainbow.

Item No. 9780152046330
$7.99
Spring is Here- Board Book
Gomi, Taro
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons.
Item No. 9780811823319
$6.99
A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever
Frazee, Marla
When James and Eamon go to a week of Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free time spent staying inside, eating waffles, and playing video games is way more interesting than nature. But sometimes things work out best when they don't go exactly as planned.

This Caldecott Honor-winning book is a moving and hilarious celebration of young boys, childhood friendships, and the power of the imagination, where Marla Frazee captures the very essence of summer vacation and what it means to be a kid.

Item No. 9780152060206
$17.99
The Secret Garden
Burnett, Frances Hodgson
When spoiled rich girl Mary Lennox is orphaned, she is shipped from India to live in her uncle's enormous manor in faraway England. Forbidden to play in most of the imposing house, the lonely girl goes out into the grounds every day. Before long, Mary finds a key to a secret garden that has been left untouched for 10 years, and a whole new world of enchantment opens up to her. For the first time she makes friends, and the children truly flourish as the garden reveals its haunting secret.
Item No. 9781786750358
$24.99
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Print - Picnic
William Steig

11" x 14" print featuring artwork from William Steig's Caldecott-winning picture book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Item No. 1114-26827
$20.00
1, 2, 3 To The Zoo - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle
Item No. 9780399611728
$16.99
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Ewert, Marcus
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true!

This gorgeous picture book--a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside--will delight people of all ages.

Item No. 9781583228500
$16.95
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Grace, Christine
This collection of seven short stories is a startling and imaginative take on the fairytale form. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, each narrative gently unfolds, reminiscent of ancient, oral storytelling. The reader is constantly taken in unexpected directions as the tales explore contemporary themes of jealousy, relationships, and death. The beautiful presentation includes stunning full color illustrations and several black-and-white "woodcut-style" illustrations.
Item No. 9781925386844
$18.99
8: An Animal Alphabet
Cooper, Elisha
Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu!

Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.
Item No. 9780545470834
$17.99
A Busy Creature's Day Eating!
Willems, Mo
Mo Willems delivers a smorgasbord of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.
Item No. 9781368013529
$17.99
A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Fyleman, Rose
At a market, a fairy purchases riches found in nature. Then releases them for their own good or the good of others. A different season plays out with each stanza of Fyleman's verse. Visually exquisite, this is a story to be savored by both parents and children, and is a great book to be shared in preschool story time.

"The artist has created a fairy-world of beauty with animals, plants, reptiles and small details making each double-page spread a breathtaking scene. . . luminous." --Publishers Weekly

"What makes this picture book exceptional are the exquisite illustrations." --School Library Journal

Item No. 9780140547511
$5.99
A Farmer's Alphabet
Azarian, Mary
An alphabet book of woodcuts featuring activities and objects associated with New England farm life, from Apple, Barn, Cow through aX, Yawn, Zinnia.
Item No. 9780879233976
$15.95
A Nest is Noisy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
Item No. 9781452127132
$16.99
A Penguin Story
Portis, Antoinette

Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest--a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking.

Item No. 9780061456886
$17.99
A Rainbow of My Own
Don Freeman

A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.

Item No. 9780140503289
$6.99
A Seed Is Sleepy - Hardcover
Dianna Hutts Aston
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.
Item No. 9780811855204
$16.99
A Seed is Sleepy - Softcover
Aston, Dianna
This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.
Item No. 9781452131474
$7.99
A Starlit Snowfall
Willard, Nancy
"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.

Item No. 9780316183666
$6.99
A Story for Bear
Dennis Haseley
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands.
Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading. A book sure to delight any child who has ever been read to.
Item No. 9780152002398
$17.99
Aaron Becker Season Limited Edition Prints

An exclusive print series from Aaron Becker based on the characters from the Journey Trilogy as they adventure through the seasons - a time to picnic in the Spring, play in the Summer, contemplate in Autumn, and cozy up in Winter.

Buy one for $75.00 or all four and save $50!

Paper measures 14" x 11" Printed on archival matte stock and signed by the artist. Limited run of 200. Each print is signed exclusively for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.

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$250.00
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Bataille, Marion

"Easily the most innovative alpabet book of the year, if not the decade... Beyond clever."--The Washington Post

Prepare to be amazed. From the lenticular cover that changes with the angle of your hands all the way to the Z, ABC3D is as much a work of art as it is a pop-up book. Each of the 26 three-dimensional letters move and change before your eyes. C turns into D with a snap. M stands at attention. X becomes Y with a flick of the wrist. And then there's U...Boldly conceived and brilliantly executed with a striking black, red, and white palette, this is a book that readers and art lovers of all ages will treasure for years to come.

ABC3D is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Item No. 9781596434257
$24.99
Aesop's Fables
Arthur Rackham
Beware of wolves in sheep's clothing, and don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs! These simple allegories -- abounding in paradoxes, ambiguities, and ironies -- embody great truths. Attributed to a legendary storyteller of ancient Greece, they speak to readers and listeners of all ages and cultures.
This enchanting edition of Aesop's morality tales features illustrations by Arthur Rackham. His thirteen full-color and fifty-three black-and-white images lend a perfect blend of humor and romanticism to the timeless fables. An illuminating Introduction by G. K. Chesterton complements V. S. Vernon Jones's sprightly, concise, and idiomatic translation.
Item No. 9780486472546
$17.99
Aesop's Fables
Aesop
This striking new interpretation of the classic, with its delightful, quirky illustrations, brings the moral tales of Aesop to life for young readers More than a dozen of Aesop's fables are brought to dazzling new light in this exquisite edition by Ayano Imai. Including fables such as "The Kid and the Wolf," "The Ox and the Frog," and "The Fox and the Grapes," among others, the tales are each given a unique charm through the superb illustrations.
Item No. 9789888240524
$17.99
Aesop's Fables (Hardcover)
Pinkney, Jerry
In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop's timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included are the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other charactersand moralsthat have inspired countless readers for centuries. With more than fifty magnificent full-color illustrations, this handsome edition is a must for every bookshelf.
Item No. 9781587170003
$19.99