Summer

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
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Santat, Dan
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat 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.
Item No. 9780316199995
$17.99
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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.

Item No. 9781847807335
$9.99
Beach
Cooper, Elisha
Award-winning author Elisha Cooper uses his renowned soft yet lively watercolors to celebrate the cherished act of visiting the beach.
"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.
Item No. 9780439687850
$17.99
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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.
Item No. 9781423121909
$16.99
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
$17.99
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Karen Hesse
Newbery Medalist Karen Hesse recreates the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.
Item No. 9780590331258
$17.99
Eric Carle Season Poster - Summer

13" x 19" poster

Item No. 13616340SUM
$9.95
Happy Camper Card

Front features text "Happy Camper" Blank inside. Comes with coordinating envelope. Printed with soy inks on 60% tree free recycled paper. Card measures 4.25" x 5.5". Artwork by Sarah Burwash.

Item No. BUR1364
$4.75
Heat Wave
Spinelli, Eileen

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

The mercury is climbing in Lumberville, and the folks are doing everything they can to keep cool. Officer McGinnis spends the day in a cold bath, Lottie Mims does her housework in her bathing suit, and Abigail and Ralphie Bluesell ice cubes. When the temperature refuses to relent, the entire community seeks solace by the river--where everyone dreams of cool relief.
A cast of quirky characters and lots of playful details from two celebrated picture-book talents make this heat wave look like fun! "
Item No. 9780152167790
$16.00
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Sais, Peter
From Hans Christian Anderson Award winner and three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis comes a delectable picture book that is as breezy, sweet and irresistible as ice cream in summer.
Dear Grandpa,
Summer is going well.
I am very busy. But don't worry, I am not forgetting about school! I read every day. I practice my math facts. And I am even studying world history!
Peter Sis's delicious tongue-in-cheek vision of summer dishes up the whole scoop on everyone's favorite frozen treat--and proves that ice cream is every bit as enriching for the mind as it is for the taste buds. Readers everywhere will be begging for seconds and thirds!"
Item No. 9780545731614
$17.99
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Congdon, Lisa
From Lisa Congdon, bestselling author of Whatever You Are, Be a Good One, this lovely new book invites readers to dip into the many joys of swimming. Congdon brings her personal passion as a lifelong swimmer to this beautiful and thoughtful celebration of getting in the water. Hand-lettered inspirational quotes, watercolor portraits paired with real people's personal stories, illustrated collections of vintage objects--colorful swim caps, bathing suits through the ages, traditional pool signs--and much more evoke the beauty and inspiration of the subject. An emphasis on swimming as a way of life--taking the leap, going with the flow--makes this delightful volume one that will speak to serious swimmers, vacation paddlers, and anyone pondering their next high dive.
Item No. 9781452144139
$18.95
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Mathers, Petra
There's nothing like a day at the beach with Lottie! Armed with a handy towel and plenty of ingenuity, she turns lemons into lemonade in Petra Mathers's sweet, funny, and completely winning picture book.
Item No. 9780689844416
$7.99
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Cousins, Lucy
What s even better than a new Maisy book?
A new Maisy book with stickers!

Maisy and company have a full day of fun in Maisy at the Beach, collecting shells, building a sandcastle, and feasting on tasty snacks. Young readers join in the fun as they complete the scenes with more than 25 full-color, reusable stickers."

Item No. 9780763659080
$4.99
Maisy Goes on Vacation
Cousins, Lucy
Maisy s packing her bags and setting off on a fun vacation in a story that s perfect for young children making a trip away from home.
How exciting! Maisy has put her sun hat, pajamas, toothbrush, and camera into a bag, and she s off to the train station with Panda and Cyril. They re headed for the seashore, but getting there is only half the fun. Coloring and snacks help pass the time on the ride to the beach, where Maisy can t wait to swim, collect seashells, build sandcastles, and lots more. At nighttime it feels special to go to bed in a hotel knowing that tomorrow another vacation day awaits!"
Item No. 9780763660390
$6.99
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Cousins, Lucy
Kids go crazy for Maisy's lift-the-flap books! Two of Lucy Cousins's very first Maisy books are now reissued by Candlewick in a bold new design.
At the swimming pool, Maisy takes off her blue hat and scarf, her red coat, her gray cardigan, her green pants, her brown boots, her purple T-shirt, and her yellow socks. Whew! Now she can put on her multicolored swimsuit and go for a swim. Faucets turn, doors open, and clothes go up and down in this hands-on story about a favorite childhood pastime.
Item No. 9780763650995
$11.99
Maisy Learns to Swim
Cousins, Lucy
Maisy ventures into the water in a story sure to make a splash with young children who are learning to swim.
Today Maisy is going swimming for the first time, and she is a little nervous. Good thing Eddie and Tallulah are coming, too. Eddie is a natural, but Maisy and Tallulah get into the pool slowly ooh, it s freezing! But soon they are kicking and floating and even blowing bubbles with the rest. Whether water-shy or raring to go, young readers will find much to relate to as Maisy experiences another childhood first."
Item No. 9780763677497
$6.99
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Cousins, Lucy
Maisy's fun and familiar world reflects favorite TV episodes and the lively adventures young children have every day.
One of four adventures familiar to children who watch Maisy on TV, in MAISY'S POOL, Maisy and her friends splash in a wading pool. As always, toddlers, preschoolers, and parents will find the ordinary extraordinary with Maisy!"
Item No. 9780763609078
$3.99
Mama, Is it Summer Yet?
Nikki McClure
Young children see the passage of time through the seasonal changes to the world around them in this charming book, illustrated with Nikki McClure’s extraordinary cut-paper art. A little boy who can’t wait for summer keeps asking his mama, “Is it summer yet?” Mama says, “Not yet, little one,” then points to the signs that spring is turning to summer—the softening of the earth, the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of birds—and encourages her son to savor the beauty of spring.
Following the success of All in a Day, Nikki McClure once again uses her unique paper cutouts to showcase wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors, creating a book that is both timeless and fresh.

Printed on recycled paper!
Item No. 9780810984684
$17.95
Mathers Book Plate & Lottie's New Beach Towel - Hardcover
Mathers, Petra

Free book plate autographed by Petra Mathers with purchase.


Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

There's nothing like a day at the beach with Lottie! Armed with a handy towel and plenty of ingenuity, she turns lemons into lemonade in Petra Mathers's sweet, funny, and completely winning picture book.
Item No. 9780689816062
$15.00
Mermaids On Parade - Autographed Hardcover
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Autographed by author/illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg

Dressing up as a mermaid is even more fun when you get to be part of the Mermaid Parade!

Every year at the beginning of summer, mermaids and Neptunes and creatures of the sea flock to Coney Island to dance and twirl and march in the annual Mermaid Parade! A highlight of the year, one little mermaid can’t wait to put her costume on and join her parents as they take in the sights, sounds and smells of the fun-filled pageant. This year she is “Little Mermaid Coming Out of Her Shell.”

An annual artists’ parade in New York City, the real Mermaid Parade provides the backdrop for an exciting time that every little diva is sure to enjoy!

Item No. 9780399247088
$16.99
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Udry, Janice May
"For [children] who have not yet played hide-and-seek at dusk among the trees, and marveled at their long shadows on the grass, this vivid account of what one family of children did will be a fascinating experience."--"San Francisco Chronicle." A Caldecott Honor Book. Full-color illustrations.
Item No. 9780060284602
$17.95
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Elissa Brent Weissman
Pack your sleeping bag, grab your calculator, and celebrate geekdom with this humorous and empowering middle grade novel by the acclaimed author of Standing for Socks. Nerd Camp, here we come!

Ten-year-old Gabe has just been accepted to the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment. That means he’ll be spending six weeks at sleepaway camp, writing poetry and perfecting logic proofs. S.C.G.E. has been a summer home to some legendary middle-school smarty-pants (and future Jeopardy! contestants), but it has a reputation for being, well, a Nerd Camp. S.C.G.E = Smart Camp for Geeks and Eggheads.
     But is Gabe really a geek? He’s never thought about it much—but that was before he met Zack, his hip, LA-cool, soon-to-be stepbrother. Gabe worries that Zack will see him only as a nerd, until a wild summer at camp—complete with a midnight canoe ride to “Dead Man’s Island”—helps Gabe realize that he and Zack have the foundations for a real friendship.
     This clever, fun read from Elissa Brent Weissman is full of great minor characters (like a bunkmate who solves math problems in his sleep) and silly subplots (like the geekiest lice outbreak ever). Adjust your head-gear, pack your camp bag, and get ready to geek out!
Item No. 9781442417045
$6.99
On My Beach There Are Many Pebbles - Softcover
Lionni, Leo

Take a look. And another. And another. Are those ordinary pebbles you see, lying on an ordinary beach? Or are they hearts and gift-wrapped packages, numbers, letters, and the faces of friends? Take a look. And another.

Item No. 9780688132842
$6.99
One Morning in Maine (Hardcover)
McCloskey, Robert
A Caldecott Honor Book!
Today is a specidal day for Sal because she gets to go to Buck's Harbour with her dad. But when she wakes up to brush her teeth with her baby sister, she discovers something shocking.... Her tooth is loose!
And that's just the start of a huge day!
Item No. 9780670526277
$17.99