Summer

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
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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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
Look, Lenore
Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he's got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he's got his dad, too.

From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.

"Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world." --Newsday

"Alvin's a winner." --New York Post

From the Hardcover edition.

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Santat, Dan
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime!

"Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this astonishingly inventive new book (that even turns upside down for several pages!), you'll never look at being bored the same way again.

Let's face it: everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In this book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs! The boy was just trying to get to his grandmother's birthday party, but instead he's traveling through Ancient Egypt and rubbing shoulders with Ben Franklin. When time flies, who knows where--or when--he'll end up.

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Around the Farm Puzzle

24 piece puzzle featuring artwork by Eric Carle. Completed puzzle measures 11" x 15". Ages 5+

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Schwake, Susan
Art Camp is the second book of art instruction from Susan's new Kids Art Series. This book is an easy-to-use collection of self-guided lessons for kids to pull out again and again to expand their skill sets and gain confidence in making art. The beautiful full-color photographs illustrate the projects in this easy-to-explore guide. Step-by-step simple art adventures are inspired by artists and the natural world in this full-color instructional book.
Art Camp is the go-to book to slip into a suitcase for vacation or backpack for an overnight as a great alternative to screen time and for some great art-making fun! Perfect for gifting and ideal for the family library!
This exciting new instructional book is self-guided for kids featuring: 52 expandable art projects that most kids can do on their own! Repeatable projects with different results each time Guide-sized format for backpacks and pockets! Full-color photographs and step-by-step instruction Skill-building projects that grow confidence Simple materials Artists' inspiration Great for trips, classrooms, homeschoolers, youth groups, and, of course, parents!"
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Astrid Sheckels Limited Edition Print - Sunset with Hector Fox
Astrid Sheckels

"And as night approached, the huddled closer together to stay warm . . ." (Hector Fox and the Giant Quest)

Limited Edition Giclee prints by Astrid Sheckels from Hector Fox and the Giant Quest. Paper measures 13.75"x15" and the printed area is 11.75x13". Professionally printed on archival watercolor stock and signed by the artist. Limited run of 25.

This print is perfect for a baby's nursery, for a lakeside cottage, animal-lovers of all ages, or anyone else who likes a bit of woodland whimsy!

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Cosneau, Olivia
Keep young nature lovers entertained for hours. At the Seashore is the perfect activity book to use to learn about the beach before your summer visits, a great companion to help you identify plant and animal life when you're at the seashore, and an fun-filled reference for picking out all the wonderful things you saw when you return home.

Interactive activities and beautiful illustrations. Children are encouraged to color in jellyfish and anemones, stick on the missing body of a crab, and draw shells and reeds as they learn about the rich life at the beach, including starfish, jellyfish, seagulls, shellfish, and dunes.

A fun quiz at the end of the book tests what you learned.

Collect the entire My Nature Sticker Activity Book series:

  • In the Forest
  • In the Vegetable Garden
  • Butterflies of the World
  • Animals of the Savanna
  • Garden Insects and Bugs
  • Birds of the World
  • In the Age of Dinosaurs
  • In the Ocean
  • At the Seashore
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    Get busy with this activity book packed with stickers, maps, global wildlife, cultural activities, and exciting adventures from around the world. Color in every continent and put together your own adventure as you decide whether you'd prefer to stay in a treehouse, an igloo, or a lighthouse, and whether you'd rather travel by camel, tuk tuk, or hot air balloon. Pull out the huge double-sided poster to see the country flags of the world, or flip it to find a world map, ready for you to customize over 50 stickers.

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    Be Prepared
    Brosgol, Vera

    "Beautifully drawn, brutally funny, brilliantly honest. Vera is such a good cartoonist I almost can't stand it." --Raina Telgemeier, author of Smile

    In Be Prepared, all Vera wants to do is fit in--but that's not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera's single mother can't afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range--Russian summer camp.

    Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons, and outhouses straight out of nightmares!

    Item No. 9781626724457
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    Beach
    Cooper, Elisha
    "Away to the beach! Away to sand and salt water, to rolling dunes and pounding waves."

    A day at the beach supplies any child with a lifetime of memories. In this new picture book by award-winning author Elisha Cooper, the simple magic of building sand castles, collecting seashells, and running from the waves is brought to life through poetic text and lively illustrations. Together, readers will be able to visit the beach year-round as they share this delightful book.

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    Rocco, John
    One hot summer night in the city, all the power goes out. The TV shuts off and a boy wails, "Mommm!" His sister can no longer use the phone, Mom can't work on her computer, and Dad can't finish cooking dinner. What's a family to do? When they go up to the roof to escape the heat, they find the lights--in stars that can be seen for a change--and so many neighbors it's like a block party in the sky! On the street below, people are having just as much fun--talking, rollerblading, and eating ice cream before it melts. The boy and his family enjoy being not so busy for once. They even have time to play a board game together. When the electricity is restored, everything can go back to normal . . . but not everyone likes normal. The boy switches off the lights, and out comes the board game again. Using a combination of panels and full bleed illustrations that move from color to black-and-white and back to color, John Rocco shows that if we are willing to put our cares aside for a while, there is party potential in a summer blackout.
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    Blueberries For Sal (Hardcover)
    McCloskey, Robert
    Caldecott Honor Book

    What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

    Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

    With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

    "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."
    -School Library Journal, starred review.

    Item No. 9780670175918
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    Blueberries For Sal (Softcover)
    McCloskey, Robert
    What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!

    Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

    With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

    "The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside."--School Library Journal, starred review.

    Item No. 9780140501698
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    Blueberries for Sal Canvas Tote Bag

    100% cotton canvas pouch featuring cover artwork from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. Measures 9" x 6" and features a zipper enclosure. Made in the USA. Purchase of this pouch sends one book to a community in need.

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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    Blueberries for Sal Notecard
    Robert McCloskey

    5" x 7" folded notecard with matching envelope. Blank inside. Features cover image from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal.

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    Blueberries for Sal Tote Bag

    100% cotton canvas tote bag featuring cover artwork from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. Measures 15" x 17" and features 11" straps and an inner pocket. Made in the USA. Purchase of this tote sends one book to a community in need.

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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    Barklem, Jill

    A beautiful new cover reissue of this classic book, celebrating thirty years of the mice of Brambly Hedge

    It was such a hot summer. They sky was deep blue and the sun never faltered. All along Brambly Hedge, the mice did their best to keep cool. Poppy Eyebright sought refuge in the mossy shadows of the mill wheel; Dusty Dogwood took to walking by the banks of the cooling stream. Dusty and Poppy spent more and more time together, so no one was at all surprised when they announced their engagement. They decided on a very unusual setting for the wedding ceremony, but even they didn't realise just how unusual it was prove to be!

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    Barklem, Jill

    Step into the exquisite miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge in this beautiful new edition of the classic picture book.

    It was summer and Primrose woke knowing that it was going to be a very special day. The sun was already warm and a light breeze stirred the leaves and branches of Brambly Hedge. It was a perfect day for an adventure.

    Leaving the hedge behind, Dusty, Poppy, Primrose and Wilfred set off downstream in Dusty's boat the Periwinkle, on a journey that would take them all the way down to the sea. But it wasn't all plain sailing, and the mice had an important mission to fulfil before they could return to Brambly Hedge...

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    Butterfly Wings Matching Game
    Butterfly Wings Matching Game
    Match the upper sides and undersides of the wings of 25 species of butterfly from around the world in this beautifully illustrated matching game. With all kinds of stunning species—from the painted lady to the purple emperor—this fun and educational game is an ideal gift that will appeal to nature lovers everywhere.

    Includes a mini dossier on each species. Can also be used as a memory game when you get to know the butterflies. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win!
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    Van Dusen, Chris
    The second book in the much-loved Mr. Magee series

    A new adventure with Mr. Magee and his dog, Dee: In A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when along comes a lumbering, marshmallow-loving bear and the excitement begins. The next thing the two campers know, they are plunging down a mountain, racing down a river, and teetering on the edge of a waterfall! How will Mr. Magee and Dee find their way out of this slippery situation?

    - Filled with charming, vibrant illustrations and playful, rhyming text.
    - Chris Van Dusen is the author and illustrator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

    Fans of the Mr. Magee series, Llama Llama Loves Camping and Curious George Goes Camping will love this outdoor adventure with Mr. Magee.

    A lesson on overcoming obstacles with an easy to follow storyline, fun illustrations, and likable characters

    - A fun read-aloud for families and elementary story time
    - Books for kids ages 3-6
    - Books for early and emergent readers

    Item No. 9780811836036
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    Caterpillar & Sun Cotton Tote Bag

    Natural 100% cotton tote bag featuring Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Bag measures approximately 14" x 16", making it the perfect size for carrying your books! Can be carried by hand or over the shoulder.

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    Caterpillar & Sun Limited Edition Print

    From Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar

    Signed limited edition of 500 prints
    18” x 24” 100 lb text weight paper
    Pond Ekberg Company, Chicopee, MA

    Actual print not watermarked with "The Carle"

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    Caterpillar & Sun Print

    USA Exclusive! This Eric Carle print is imported exlusively to The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art from the United Kingdom.

    This 14" x 11" print will look great in any home, classroom or school! Features image of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Ships flat in protective plastic sleeve.

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    Caterpillar Hand Rake

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar Hand Rake comes with a yellow metal base (not as pictured) and a green Very Hungry Caterpillar handle. This tool can be used by kids and adults. Remove weeds and rocks from gardens or create patterns in the sand at the beach. This hand rake has an opening between the Caterpillar's anntenae for easy hanging from a hook. Help your garden grow with the VHC Hand Rake.

    Item No. 96500
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