Books & DVDs

Yellow Time
Stringer, Lauren

Lauren Stringer celebrates the coming of autumn in this exuberant, joyful ode to that magical time when the leaves are changing color and the animals are preparing for winter.
Children and animals alike excitedly anticipate yellow time, when the trees release their colorful leaves to blanket the earth, crows raise their voices joyfully from the bare branches, and squirrels busy themselves preparing their nests for winter. This lyrical celebration of the beauty and fun of autumn is sure to become a perennial fall favorite.

Item No. 9781481431569
$17.99
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Seuss
Illus. in color. Three modern fables in humorous pictures and verse.
Item No. 9780394800875
$16.99
Yo! Yes? - Hardcover
Chris Raschka

Two strangers on a street meet. One boy starts with Yo!

Item No. 9780531054697
$18.99
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Fox, Mem
Can you locate Ladybug? A charming, playful seek-and-find adventure from beloved author Mem Fox.
"Yoo-hoo, Ladybug!"
"Where are you?"
"There you are "
"afloat in the bath, "
"with Duck and Giraffe!"
Ladybug "loves" to hide. Come along on a treasure hunt to find this sneaky little bug, wherever she may be! Children will delight in this picture book game of hide-and-seek and will eagerly read along, pointing out Ladybug s newest and cleverest hiding spot time and again."
Item No. 9781442434004
$16.99
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Kang, Anna

Winner of the 2015 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Two fuzzy creatures can't agree on who is small and who is big, until a couple of surprise guests show up, settling it once and for all!

The simple text of Anna Kang and bold illustrations of "New Yorker" cartoonist Christopher Weyant tell an original and very funny story about size it all depends on who's standing next to you.

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Item No. 9781477847725
$16.99
You Are My Sunshine - Softcover
Hobbie, Holly
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the flowers are in full bloom- so why is Toot so blue? In an effort to cheer up his best friend, Puddle bakes Toot's favorite berry cobbler, takes him on a river rafting adventure, invites all of their friends over for a fun-filled day of games and sing-alongs, but nothing seems to help. Just when he is about to give up, a sudden thunderstorm hits Woodcock Pocket, flooding all of Pocket Pond. The next day, Puddle waks up to find the air cleared...and his old friend back.
With a cheerful mix of humor, warmth, and a classic style all her own, Holly Hobbie captures how the coming of a new day and good friends can help raise our spirits. Best of all, this affordable paperback edition comes with two punch-out recipe cards with step-by-step instructions that kids can follow to make a no-bake fruit cheesecake and chilled strawberry lemonade.
Item No. 9780316167031
$6.99
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Diaz, James
"You Call That Art?!" first provides an overview of sculpture from prehistory until the late 19th century, then gives readers a look at ten 20th-century artists who helped define modern sculpture. Included in the book are Auguste Rodin, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso, Naum Gabo, Alexander Calder, Isamu Noguchi, Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Nevelson, and Lygia Clark. Carter and Diaz then invite readers to create their very own modern masterpieces. The book includes die-cut pieces that can be assembled (and reassembled) in any way the reader chooses. Ideas are provided for how to arrange the pieces, but the reader can also create his or her own original works of art. Also available by David A Carter: "Spring: A Pop-Up Book."
Item No. 9781419713071
$24.95
You Can't Have Too Many Friends - Autographed Hardcover

In this adaptation of "Drakestail," a classic French fairytale, Duck goes on an epic quest to retrieve jellybeans from the king with lots of help from his unusual friends.

Item No. AUTOMG7
$16.95
You Nest Here with Me
Stemple, Heidi

To be autographed by Heidi E.Y. Stemple on July 31, 2015

With rhyming text, this soothing bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and sleepy children home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes to her child how many species of birds nest, from pigeons on concrete ledges to owls in
oak tree boles to swallows above barn doors. The soothing refrain of "you nest here with me" eases her little one and readers alike to slumber. Combining their poetic writing and their love of birding, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have written what is sure to become a bedtime classic.
Item No. 9781590789230
$16.95
You Nest Here with Me - Autographed
Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple & Melissa Sweet

Autographed by authors Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

With rhyming text, this soothing bedtime book is an ode to baby birds everywhere and sleepy children home safe in their own beds. As a mother describes to her child how many species of birds nest, from pigeons on concrete ledges to owls in oak tree boles to swallows above barn doors. The soothing refrain of “you nest here with me” eases her little one and readers alike to slumber. Combining their poetic writing and their love of birding, mother and daughter Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple have written what is sure to become a bedtime classic.

Item No. AUTOJY7
$16.95
Young at Art
Striker, Susan

From the creator of the bestselling Anti-Coloring Book series with more than 600,000 copies sold, a new parenting guide to encouraging creativity in preschool-age children

Young at Art is the first and only comprehensive book for the general audience about the nature, value and impact of art on very young children. Directed towards parents and educators of one to five year olds, Susan Striker explains why children's art is not a frill, but the very foundation upon which all later fundamental skills are built. She drives home the idea that encouraging children's artistic growth will have beneficial effects on all other aspects of their emotional and intellectual development.

At the core of this practical guide is the understanding that art is an important tool in teaching young children crucial concepts related to self-expression, reading and writing. As opposed to more structured exercises, such as coloring on dittos and underlining pictures in workbooks, Striker stresses that scribbling and free drawing experiments are the most important art activities a child can engage in; they better prepare children to read independently as they grow.

Young at Art provides descriptions for age-appropriate art activities, tips for carrying them out safely, and helps parents recognize what a child's art work should look like at each stage of development. With Young at Art, parents will develop realistic expectations of their children's work, learn how to speak to their children about their art, and facilitate skills well beyond their creativity that will benefit children.

Item No. 9780805066975
$19.99
Your Move - Autographed Hardcover
Eve Bunting

Autographed by illustrator James E. Ransome

One night while their mom’s at work, ten-year-old James and his six-year-old brother, Isaac, leave their house to meet the K-Bones, a group of guys who hang out and do cool stuff. James is ready to prove he’s cool enough to be in with them, but he soon learns that the K-Bones are not just an innocent club--they’re a gang that steals, tags freeway signs, and even plans to buy a gun. After a dangerous confrontation with a crew of older boys, James realizes that he’s put Isaac in danger, and knows that if he finds the courage to walk away, Isaac will follow.
Item No. 9780152001810
$16.00
Yum! Mmm! Que Rico! - Autographed
Pat Mora & Rafael Lopez

Autographed by illustrator Rafael Lopez

Smear nutty butter,
then jelly. Gooey party,
my sandwich and me.

Peanuts, blueberries, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, and more -- here is a luscious collection of haiku celebrating foods native to the Americas. Brimming with imagination and fun, these poems capture the tasty essence of foods that have delighted, united, and enriched our lives for centuries. Exuberant illustrations bring to life the delicious spirit of the haiku, making Yum! Mmmm! Que rico! an eye-popping, mouth-watering treat. Open it and dig in!

Item No. 9781600608926
$10.95
Yummy
Rotner, Shelley

Getting young children involved in making healthy choices sets them on the right track for life. This book helps inspire kids and families to have fun growing, preparing, and eating fresh and wholesome meals and snacks.

Item No. 9780823424269
$16.95
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Cousins, Lucy
A 2010 "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year!
Beware these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart! Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations.
Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork. In this bold, funny, and unflinching collection, the beloved author-illustrator retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty. With her sly, simple language and vibrant illustrations, even the scariest fiends become the stuff of shared hilarity and shivery thrills."
Item No. 9780763644741
$18.99
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Anderson, M T
In his first graphic novel, National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson turns to Arthurian lore, with captivating art by Andrea Offermann bringing the classic legend to life.
Eager for glory and heedless of others, Sir Yvain sets out from King Arthur's court and defeats a local lord in battle, unknowingly intertwining his future with the lives of two compelling women: Lady Laudine, the beautiful widow of the fallen lord, and her sly maid Lunette. In a stunning visual interpretation of a 12th century epic poem by Chretien de Troyes, readers are -- at first glance -- transported into a classic Arthurian romance complete with errant knights, plundering giants, and fire-breathing dragons. A closer look, however, reveals a world rich with unspoken emotion. Striking, evocative art by Andrea Offermann sheds light upon the inner lives of medieval women and the consequences Yvain's oblivious actions have upon Laudine and Lunette. Renowned author M. T. Anderson embraces a new form with a sophisticated graphic novel that challenges Yvain's role as hero, delves into the honesty and anguish of love, and asks just how fundamentally the true self can really change.
Item No. 9780763659394
$19.99
Z Goes Home
Agee, Jon

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

This glorious new picture book is by the author of Milo's Hat Trick (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2001). This alphabet story follows the letter Z as he returns home from work, passing characters which suggest a familiar shape. Full color.
Item No. 9780786819874
$16.95
Zabajaba Jungle - Softcover
Steig, William

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

Leonard penetrates the mysterious Zabajaba Jungle where odd adventures await him, from carnivorous flowers to a petrified monster.
Item No. 9780374495947
$9.95
Zachary's Ball (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
"Zachary s Ball is a children s classic." -Peter Gammons, hall-of-Fame baseball reporter
When Zachary s father catches a foul ball at Fenway Park and gives it to him, something really amazing happens. Zachary finds himself on the pitcher s mound, wearing a Red Sox uniform and playing against New York! As long as Zachary has the ball, all his baseball fantasies seem to come true. But can he hold on to its magic? Zachary s Ball, Matt Tavares s debut picture book, is a perfect story for celebrating the 100th birthday of the setting that inspired it: Boston s Fenway Park, the oldest park still in use by a major-league club and one of the country s most beloved ballparks."
Item No. 9780763659776
$6.99
Zeke Pippin - Hardcover
Steig, William

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

One day, Zeke Pippin moseys outside, finds a harmonica in the street and is soon regaling his family with the prelude to La Traviata. After several other would-be music lovers conk out when he starts to play, Zeke concludes that his harmonica has magical powers.
Item No. 9780062050762
$16.95
Zeke Pippin - Softcover
William Steig

Sale! Was $8.99, now $4.98!

Bitterly disappointed when his family falls asleep as he plays his newfound harmonica, a spirited young pig runs away'only to undergo harrowing adventures before he, with the aid of his magical sleep-inducing harmonica, can be reunited with his loving family.

Item No. 9780062059246
$4.98
Zelinsky Book Plate & Awful Ogre Running Wild - Hardcover
Prelutsky, Jack

Free book plate autographed by Paul O. Zelinsky with purchase.

Awful Ogre (Awful Ogre's Awful Day) makes his disgustingly triumphant return in this sequel that finds him having the most perfectly awful--and hilarious--summer ever. Full color.
Item No. 9780066238661
$17.99
Zelinsky Book Plate & Dust Devil - Hardcover
Isaacs, Anne

Free book plate autographed by Paul O. Zelinsky with purchase.

Here is the thrilling, thigh-slapping companion to "Swamp Angel, " the beloved Caldecott Honor winning picture book.
Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in all of Tennessee. But when she grows too big for that state, she moves to Montana, a place so sizeable, even Angel can fit in. It s there that she wrestles a raging storm to the ground and, at its center, finds herself a sidekick a horse she names Dust Devil. And when Backward Bart, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known, starts terrorizing the prairie, seems like Angel and Dust Devil may be the only ones strong enough to stop him.
"Dust Devil" received four starred reviews and was named a "New York Times" Notable Children's Book of the Year and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Winner. Children will be captivated by the beauty and exaggerated humor of Paul Zelinsky s American primitive style paintings and the wit and energy of Anne Isaacs s unparalleled storytelling. Here is an original folktale starring an extraordinary gal who is as feisty as she is funny and as courageous as she is kind."
Item No. 9780375867224
$17.99
Zelinsky Book Plate & Rumpelstiltskin - Hardcover
Grimm, Brothers

Free book plate autographed by Paul O. Zelinsky with purchase.

"Adult and child can delight together in the richness of color, gilt and detail...captured in such art. The story is palinly and gracefully told."--The New York Times Book Review"A lush and substantial offering." -- Booklist
Item No. 9780525442653
$17.99
Zelinsky Book Plate & Swamp Angel - Hardcover
Anne Isaacs

Free book plate autographed by Paul O. Zelinsky with purchase.

Working in an American primitive style animated by the humor and storytelling genius for which he is renowned, Caldecott Winner artist Paul O. Zelinsky puts oils to cherry and maple for this tall-tale competition between a Tennessee woods-woman extraordinaire and a hungry, fearsome bear. Thundering Tarnation has a bottomless appetite for settler's grub. When word goes out about a competition to hunt this four-legged forest of stubble, a young woman, second to none in buckskin bravery, signs up. "How about baking a pie, Angel?" the other hunters taunt. "I aim to," says Swamp Angel. "A bear pie." What follows is as witty a round of roughhousing as ever jostled the ranks of Americana. Anne Isaacs' original text unfolds in a crackling combination of irony, exaggeration, and bold image-making. Zelinsky's paintings respond with deft yet hilarious expressions, rhythmic shapes, and a sense of monumental motion, as benefits a heroine who can wield a tornado like a lasso, drink a lake dry, and snore down a forest. In the course of these grand shenanigans, the Great Smoky Mountains are stirred up, Montana's short-grass prairie laid down, and Thundering Tarnation's fate proves to have no less a reach than the starry heavens. Swamp Angel marks the debut of a promising new storyteller and adds to the tall-tale traditions a pictorial counterpart that will entertain and endure for a long time to come.
Item No. 9780525452713
$17.99