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Clementine (Softcover)
Pennypacker, Sara
Clementine is having not so good of a week.
  • On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair.
  • Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her.
  • Wednesday, she's sent to the principal?again.
  • Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her.
  • Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse.
  • And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her.
  • Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.
    Item No. 9780786838837
    $5.99
    Clementine and the Spring Trip
    Pennypacker, Sara
    For Clementine, spring is a really big deal. It's the time for seeing her apple tree start to grow, for watching her friend Margaret go crazy with spring cleaning, and for going on the school trip to Plimoth Plantation. Clementine is ready for Ye Olden Times, but she isn't so sure about surviving lunch there-the fourth graders have strict rules about no eating sounds. (What is snicking, anyway? ) If that wasn't enough, Clementine also faces the challenges of learning Olive-language and surviving The Cloud on Bus 7.

    Hearing the pilgrim lady talk about why she made the long journey from England makes Clementine think about rules. Who makes them, and what do they mean to the people who have to live with them? Today Clementine has to decide which rules are made to be broken.

    Item No. 9781423124375
    $5.99
    Clementine's Letter
    Pennypacker, Sara
    Clementine can't believe her ears ? her beloved teacher, Mr. D'Matz, might be leaving them for the rest of the year to go on a research trip to Egypt! No other teacher has ever understood her impulsiveness, her itch to draw constantly, or her need to play "Beat the Clock" when the day feels too long. And in his place, he's left a substitute with a whole new set of rules that Clementine just can't figure out. The only solution, she decides, is to hatch a plan to get Mr. D'Matz back. If it means ruining her teacher's once-in-a-lifetime chance -- well, it's worth it. Isn't it?
    Item No. 9780786838851
    $5.99
    Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild
    Fox, Mem
    Harriet doesn't mean to be pesky. Sometimes she just is. And her mother doesn't mean to lose her temper. Sometimes she just does.
    But Harriet and her mother know that even when they do things they wish they hadn't, they still love each other very much.
    Item No. 9780152045982
    $7.00
    Henry and Leo
    Zagarenski, Pamela
    Leo isn't just a stuffed toy, he is Henry's best friend and brother. He is as real as a tree, a cloud, the sun, the moon, the stars, and the wind. But when the two are accidentally separated, no one in Henry's family believes Leo is real enough to find his way home.
    With beautiful mixed-media paintings, the Caldecott Honor-winning artist Pamela Zagarenski explores the transcendent nature of friendship and love.
    Item No. 9780544648111
    $17.99
    Red Sings from Treetops
    Sidman, Joyce

    With original and spot-on perceptions, Joyce Sidman's poetry brings the colors of the seasons to life in a fresh light, combining the senses of sight, sound, smell and taste. In this Caldecott Honor book, illustrator Pam Zagarenski's interpretations go beyond the concrete, allowing us to not just see color, but feel it.

    Item No. 9780547014944
    $17.99
    Roller Coaster (Hardcover)
    Frazee, Marla
    Clickity, clackity.
    Clickity, clackity.

    The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. Wheeeeeeee!
    Get ready to experience the thrill of riding a coaster for the very first time in this vibrant new adventure from acclaimed picture book creator Marla Frazee.

    Item No. 9780152045548
    $16.99
    Roller Coaster (Softcover)
    Frazee, Marla
    Clickity, clackity.
    Clickity, clackity.

    The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. Wheeeeeeee!
    Get ready to experience the thrill of riding a coaster for the very first time in this vibrant new adventure from acclaimed picture book creator Marla Frazee.

    Item No. 9780152057442
    $7.99
    Santa Claus, The World's Number One Toy Expert (Softcover)
    Frazee, Marla
    How does Santa know how to match the exact right toy with the exact right kid every December?

    He knows because he's the world's number one kid and toy and gift expert, and he works long, long hours the whole year through, taking notes, compiling his research, thinking and testing and changing his mind. Then, at last, he gets it all figured out, and on Christmas morning, he makes magic happen.

    Celebrated author-illustrator Marla Frazee's fresh, lively take on a traditional subject is sure to become a favorite with young believers everywhere. With delicious humorous moments and a warm, unexpected ending, this book is truly a Christmas treat, one that begs to be read aloud and savored year after year.

    Item No. 9780547480749
    $7.99
    Santa Claus: The World's Number One Toy Expert (Hardcover)
    Frazee, Marla
    How does Santa know how to match the exact right toy with the exact right kid every December?

    He knows because he's the world's number one kid and toy and gift expert, and he works long, long hours the whole year through, taking notes, compiling his research, thinking and testing and changing his mind. Then, at last, he gets it all figured out, and on Christmas morning, he makes magic happen.

    Celebrated author-illustrator Marla Frazee's fresh, lively take on a traditional subject is sure to become a favorite with young believers everywhere. With delicious humorous moments and a warm, unexpected ending, this book is truly a Christmas treat, one that begs to be read aloud and savored year after year.

    Item No. 9780152049706
    $16.00
    Sleep Like a Tiger
    Logue, Mary

    2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award

    In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny - like cadence: "Does everything in the world go to sleep?" the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides "in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets," she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski's rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.

    Item No. 9780547641027
    $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
    The Seven Silly Eaters (Softcover)
    Hoberman, Mary Ann
    Peter wants only milk, Lucy won't settle for anything but homemade lemonade, and Jack is stuck on applesauce. Each new addition to the household brings a new demand for a special meal. What's a mother to do? "[A] highly comic rhyming romp that surprisingly (and nicely) twists into a birthday story." --School Library Journal
    Item No. 9780152024406
    $7.99
    The Storm in the Barn (Hardcover) - Autographed
    Matt Phelan

    Tall tale. Thriller. Gripping historical fiction. This artful, sparely told graphic novel — a tale of a boy in Dust Bowl America — will resonate with young readers today.

    In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: local bullies, his father’s failed expectations, a little sister with an eye for trouble. But he also has to deal with the effects of the Dust Bowl, including rising tensions in his small town and the spread of a shadowy illness. Certainly a case of "dust dementia" would explain who (or what) Jack has glimpsed in the Talbot’s abandoned barn — a sinister figure with a face like rain. In a land where it never rains, it’s hard to trust what you see with your own eyes — and harder still to take heart and be a hero when the time comes. With phenomenal pacing, sensitivity, and a sure command of suspense, Matt Phelan ushers us into a world where desperation is transformed by unexpected courage.

    Item No. PHELAN4
    $24.99
    The Talented Clementine
    Pennypacker, Sara
    Winner or washout?
    When it comes to tackling third grade, Clementine is at the top of her game-okay, so maybe not all the time. After her teacher announces that the third and fourth graders will be putting on a talent show, Clementine panics. She doesn't sing or dance or play an instrument. She can't even hop with finesse. And as if she didn't feel bad enough, her perfect best friend, Margaret, has so many talents, she has to alphabetize them to keep them straight?

    As the night of the big "Talent-palooza" draws closer, Clementine is desperate for an act, any act. But the unexpected talent she demonstrates at the show surprises everyone--most of all herself.
    This Clementine sequel is sure to bring the house down!

    Item No. 9780786838714
    $5.99
    The Whisper
    Zagarenski, Pamela
    Step inside the pages of a little girl's magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.
    Item No. 9780544416864
    $17.99
    This is Just to Say
    Sidman, Joyce
    In haiku, pantoums, two-part poems, snippets, and rhymes, Mrs. Merz's sixth-grade class writes of apology. Some poets are deeply sorry; some not at all. Some are forgiven; some are not. In each pair of poems a relationship, a connection, is revealed. Full color.
    Item No. 9780618616800
    $17.99
    Walk On
    Frazee, Marla
    Trying something new is never easy. Like walking, for instance. But aren't you sick of sitting on your bottom day in and day out? Hasn't lying around all the time become a little bit boring? This handy guide, both practical and inspirational, is here to help. With useful tips, common pitfalls, and Marla Frazee's adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone--from a baby to a graduate to a grown-up--who's about to take a scary first step.
    Item No. 9780152055738
    $16.00
    A Is For Abraham
    Richard Michelson

    From Abraham to Zaydee, and from ancient times to modern day, A is for Abraham: A Jewish Family Alphabet encompasses the history of Jewish traditions and customs and how they are practiced today. Following the alphabet, a poem identifies the letter topic while sidebar text provides background information. C could be the challah that my bubbe used to braid, or C could be the chicken soup, when I was sick she made, or chocolate coins on Chanukah we added to our coffers. But I say C should be for Chai "To Life" and all it offers. This joyful celebration of family and heritage includes the meaning behind celebrations such as the Festival of Lights, Passover, and Sukkot; important names and stories from the Old Testament; and how modern-day families continue to celebrate their heritage. Richard Michelson's children's books have received distinctive awards such as a New Yorker Best Book Award and a Jewish Book Council Book of the Month. His titles include Too Young for Yiddish; Across the Alley; and Tuttle's Red Barn (a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2007). He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Ron Mazellan's work has been featured in film and advertising, as well as books and magazines. His work for young readers includes The Harmonica (an IRA Children's Choice Award winner) and The Longest Season (a New York Times top ten bestseller). Ron teaches at Indiana Wesleyan University and lives in Marion, Indiana.

    Item No. 9781585363223
    $17.95
    Brown Bear & Friends Audio CD
    Carle, Eric

    By Bill Martin Jr.
    Illustrated by Eric Carle

    Listen to all of Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle's bear books on one CD! Includes:

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
    Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
    Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
    Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

    Total Running Time: Approx. 1 hour
    Read by Gwyneth Paltrow

    Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle's classic Bear books have been a hit with children for many generations, and have sold more than eleven million copies. This wonderful compilation CD brings together the beloved first three Bear books--Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?; and Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?--and includes the newest addition, Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See? The stories are read with warmth and humor by Academy Award-winning actress and mother Gwyneth Paltrow.

    This title has Common Core connections.

    Item No. 9781427203243
    $15.99
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Hardcover
    Martin, Bill

    By Bill Martin Jr.
    Illustrated by Eric Carle

    With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversary in 1992, Bill Martin Jr. restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures for his first illustrated children's book - based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

    With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

    Bill Martin has been devoted to writing children's books for more than thirty years. He has a Ph.D. in early childhood education and he has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

    Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated.

    This title has Common Core connections.

    Item No. 9780805017441
    $17.99
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Kamishibai

    14 giant page boards illustrating the pages of Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? in the ancient Kamishibai storytelling style. Text in English and Japanese, with storytelling instructions on the back of each page board. Keywords are highlighted for language learning. Audio CD included. Brightly illustrated boards also perfect for hanging as wall art in homes and classrooms.

    Item No. X6960
    $100.00
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Big Book
    Bill Martin Jr

    Oversized picture book perfect for the classroom!

    With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

    Item No. 9780805087185
    $27.95
    The Rose in My Garden - Softcover
    Lobel, Arnold
    This cumulative story by the creators of "On Market Street, " which won a Caldecott Honor Book Award, is sure to be a perennial favorite with youngsters - and gardeners - everywhere.
    Item No. 9780688122652
    $7.99
    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal
    Carle, Eric

    Introducing a lively and adorable baby journal created with page after page of the art of Eric Carle: bright and colorful collage butterflies, trees, flowers, and, of course, a very famous caterpillar! With full pages for photos and journaling, as well envelopes for keepsakes, and places to record sonograms to first birthday and beyond.

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal will become a lasting and classic baby journal for parents to be, for grandparents, and anyone who loves a little one.

    Introducing a lively and adorable baby journal created with page after page of the art of Eric Carle: bright and colorful collage butterflies, trees, flowers, and, of course, a very famous caterpillar! With full pages for photos and journaling, as well envelopes for keepsakes, and places to record sonograms to first birthday and beyond.

    Eric Carle's Very Special Baby Journal will become a lasting and classic baby journal for parents to be, for grandparents, and anyone who loves a little one.

    Item No. 9780399246678
    $24.99