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

Item No. 9781596436244
$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
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
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
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
Spring Bookmark
Lois Ehlert

By Lois Ehlert

It's the season for reading.

measures 2 inches by 8 inches

Item No. 14925
$0.30
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
Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved novel is now 100 years old! And, to celebrate this special occasion, Sterling presents a gorgeous new edition of The Secret Garden, illustrated by the acclaimed Robert Ingpen.
After her parents' death, Mary Lennox-a plain, sickly, and unloved little girl-leaves her home in India to stay in her uncle's English manor. There, thanks to a very special hidden garden and some wonderful new friends, she undergoes a physical and spiritual transformation that ultimately affects the lives of all around her.
Robert Ingpen's stunning art fully captures the story's poignancy and beauty-making this a volume that parents and children will treasure forever.
Item No. 9781402778728
$19.95
Caterpillar Crayons

Set of 4 Eric Carle Very Hungry Caterpillar-themed crayons in an adorable mini box. Safe and non-toxic. Makes great party favors or classroom gifts!

Item No. 13733710
$0.75
World of Eric Carle Pencil Set

Set of 24 assorted pencils featuring colorful illustrations from Eric Carle's books. 6 each of 4 designs. Perfect for back-to-school, party favors or reading incentives.

Item No. 889070136099
$14.95
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Sticky Note Block
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Sticky Note Block

We Are On a Sticky Note! Let Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie bring some fun to your desk with this giant sticky note block! 675 self-adhesive sheets. Block meansures 3-3/8" x 3-3/8". Also available in Pigeon!

Item No. 13714180
$16.95
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
$14.95
123 to the Zoo Flash Cards
Chronicle Books
Adorned with artist and author Eric Carle's illustrations from the book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo, these beautiful flash cards feature three great subjects for infants and toddlers: animals, trains, and counting! Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are equally suited for small hands to hold, hanging on the wall in a child's room, or making a number frieze in a classroom. The set of 20 cards counts from 1 to 10 twice.
Item No. 9781452113418
$14.99
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 Ball for Daisy
Raschka, Chris
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

Item No. 9780375858611
$17.99
A Busy Creature's Day Eating - Autographed
Mo Willems

Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale 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. AUTOMW52
$17.99
A Busy Creature's Day Eating!
Willems, Mo
Apples! Berries! Cereal! Is there anything this Busy Creature can't crunch? Mo Willems tells an alphabetical tale 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 (Papaerback)
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