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.

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$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.
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$24.99
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
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$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
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 Farmer's Alphabet
Azarian, Mary
Created by a teacher and artist, 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.
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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 - 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
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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
Adelita (Softcover)
Tomie dePaola

Hace mucho tiempo?a long time ago?there lived a beautiful young woman named Adelita. So begins the age-old tale of a kind-hearted young woman, her jealous stepmother, two hateful stepsisters, and a young man in search of a wife. The young man, Javier, falls madly in love with beautiful Adelita, but she disappears from his fiesta at midnight, leaving him with only one clue to her hidden identity?a beautiful rebozo? shawl. With the rebozo in place of a glass slipper, this favorite fairy tale takes a delightful twist. Tomie dePaola?s exquisite paintings, filled with the folk art of Mexico, make this a Cinderella story like no other.

Item No. 9780142401873
$6.99
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 for Children
Winter, Milo
For centuries, children and adults have treasured the stories handed down by Aesop, a slave who lived in ancient Greece approximately six centuries B.C. Known for their charm and simplicity, these simple tales feature brief adventures of animals, birds, and beasts -- with a message hidden in each narrative. Every child should meet up with "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Ants and the Grasshopper," "The Goose and the Golden Egg," "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," and other characters. This splendid gift edition features more than 130 of Aesop's beloved fables, enhanced with full-color illustrations and a wonderful CD recording of forty-two of the most popular stories in the book.
Item No. 9780486467702
$12.99
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Mhlophe, Gcina
This anthology includes eight traditional tales from all over Africa. Sumptuous hand-sewn collage artwork decorated with African beads adorns these unforgettable tales of bravery, wisdom, wit and heroic deeds.
Item No. 9781782853596
$16.99
Alice in Wonderland Canvas Pouch

Everyday pouches for literally anything.

- Printed canvas
- Zipper enclosure
- 6" h x 9" w
- Made in the USA

Purchase of this pouch sends one book to a community in need

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$12.95
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Arsenault, Isabelle
Discover the NATO phonetic alphabet--and find layers of connection in every letter--in a stunning abecedarian from celebrated artist Isabelle Arsenault.

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie . . . Since 1956, whenever time and clarity are of the essence, everyone from firefighters to air traffic controllers has spelled out messages using the NATO phonetic alphabet. Now, with equal precision--infused with a singular wit and whimsy--award-winning author-illustrator Isabelle Arsenault interprets this internationally recognized code and makes it her own. From the elegant Tangoto the enigmatic Echo, from the humorous Kilo to the haunting Romeo and Juliet, the striking art in this remarkable ABC book elicits laughter and curiosity, calls up endless associations, and will draw the viewer back again and again.

Item No. 9780763678524
$18.99
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Forss, Sarah

Declared a "thrilling spin through the alphabet" by Publishers Weekly (starred review), this first book in Werner Design Werks' award-winning series turns letters into an artistic menagerie of animals--from Alligators to Zebra. It's a dazzling package of language arts, design smarts, humor, and fascinating nonfiction content. It's alpha-mazing!

Item No. 9781934706787
$19.99