Books & DVDs

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? 40th Anniversary Edition - Hardcover
Martin, Bill

Four decades ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then, Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children, selling more than 7 million copies in various formats and languages.

To celebrate Brown Bear's 40th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it's read on the CD and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book.

We invite you to enjoy Bill Martin's rhythmic text and Eric Carle's stunning illustrations in a whole new way!

Item No. 9780805082661
$19.95
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
Counting Birds - To Be Autographed 5/11
Heidi Stemple

What can you do to help endangered animals and make a positive change in our environment? Get counting! Counting Birds is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces kids to the idea of bird counts and bird watches. Along the way, they will learn about Frank Chapman, who used his bird knowledge and magazine Bird-Lore to found the first annual bird count.

Bird counting helps professional researchers collect data, share expertise, and spread valuable information to help all kinds of birds around the world, from condors to hawks to kestrels and more.
 
Counting Birds introduces kids to a whole feathered world that will fascinate and inspire them to get involved in conservation and become citizen scientists.

Item No. AUTOSTEMPLE
$17.95
Monster Academy - Autographed
Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Come along with Principal Frank N. Stein into a bright, energetic classroom where the class pet is a big purple boa constrictor, recess is in a swamp, and class bats help build a Creepy Castle in the Monster Maker's Lab. When Tornado Jo, a new student, roars into class, a storm is brewing. Who could ever guess that her new best friend will be a vampire, and she'll help him find his missing fang?

Award-winning writer Jane Yolen teams up with her daughter, Heidi, to present colorful monster children who have familiar human issues such as making friends and learning to help others. In a final twist, Tornado Jo -- the worst behaved student -- is revealed to be an out-of-control human, not a monster after all. Oh, no! Monsters are more afraid of humans than we are of them! Everybody runs!

Laugh-aloud humor is enhanced by John McKinley's highly imaginative illustrations loaded with fun and hidden jokes tucked into the art. An irresistible romp from start to finish!

Item No. AUTOJY66
$17.99
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Roanoke The Lost Colony: An Unsolved Mystery from History - To Be Autographed 5/11
Jane Yolen & Heidi E.Y. Stemple & Roger Roth

In 1587 John White was chosen by Sir Walter Raleigh to lead a new colony at Roanoke off the Atlantic coast. After bringing many men, women, and children to the new land, White went back to England to gather supplies for the long winter. But when he finally returned to the fort almost three years later, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. The only signs of life left were the letters CRO carved into a tree and the word CROATOAN carved into one of the fort's posts. Some people think that the Spanish army captured the colonists; some people think that the local native people murdered them; others think that the colonists went off to live with the native people and start a new life. Still others think that the colonists tried to sail home to England and were lost at sea. No one knows for sure.
Become a detective as you read this true story, study the clues, and try to figure out the fate of the lost colony of Roanoke. The Unsolved Mystery from History series is written by acclaimed author Jane Yolen and former private investigator Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple. Read carefully and check your clues. You might be the first to solve a puzzle that has baffled people for years.

Item No. AUTOJY30
$17.99
The Art of Eric Carle - Softcover
Eric Carle

Carle is one of the most beloved illustrators of children's books. This retrospective is more than just an appreciation of his art, however. The book also contains an insightful autobiography illustrated with personal photographs, an anecdotal essay by his longtime editor, a photographic essay on how Carle creates his collages, and writings by Carle and his colleagues. Still, it is the artwork in the oversize volume that seizes the imagination. More than 60 of his full-color collage pictures are handsomely reproduced and serve as a statement of Carle's impressive talent.
- Booklist

Item No. 9780399240027
$19.99
Malaika's Winter Carnival
Luxbacher, Irene

Malaika is happy to be reunited with Mummy, but it means moving to a different country, where everything is different. It's cold in her new city, no one understands when she talks and Carnival is nothing like the celebration Malaika knows from home!

When Mummy marries Mr. Frédéric, Malaika gets a new sister called Adèle. Her new family is nice, but Malaika misses Grandma. She has to wear a puffy purple coat, learn a new language and get used to calling this new place home. Things come to a head when Mummy and Mr. Frédéric take Malaika and Adèle to a carnival. Malaika is dismayed that there are no colorful costumes and that it's nothing like Carnival at home in the Caribbean! She is so angry that she kicks over Adèle's snow castle, but that doesn't make her feel any better. It takes a video chat with Grandma to help Malaika see the good things about her new home and family.

Nadia L. Hohn's prose, written in a blend of standard English and Caribbean patois, tells a warm story about the importance of family, especially when adjusting to a new home. Readers of the first Malaika book will want to find out what happens when she moves to Canada, and will enjoy seeing Malaika and her family once again depicted through Irene Luxbacher's colorful collage illustrations.

Item No. 9781554989201
$16.95
Eric Carle Wedding Card

Blank notecard featuring artwork from Eric Carle's newest picture book Friends, a sweet story of love and friendship. This folded notecard's design continues onto the back of the card for a cute surprise! Measures 5" x 7" and comes with coordinating white envelope.

Perfect for wedding save-the-date announcements, invitations or thank you notes.

Item No. 296939
$3.95
Harriet the Spy Anniversary Edition - Hardcover
Fitzhugh, Louise

This special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic and ground-breaking coming-of-age novel, Harriet the Spy, includes tributes by Judy Blume, Meg Cabot, Lois Lowry, Rebecca Stead, and many more, as well as a map of Harriet's New York City neighborhood and spy route and original author/editor correspondence.

Using her keen observation skills, 11-year-old Harriet M. Welsch writes down in her notebook what she considers the truth about everyone in and around her New York City neighborhood. When she loses track of her notebook, it ends up in the wrong hands, and before she can stop them, her friends read the sometimes awful things she's observed and written about each of them. How can Harriet find a way to keep her integrity and also put her life and her friendships back together?

"I don't know of a better novel about the costs and rewards of being a truth teller, nor of any book that made more readers of my generation want to become fiction writers. I love the story of Harriet so much I feel as if I lived it." --Jonathan Franzen, author of Freedom and The Corrections

Item No. 9780385376105
$17.99
Malaika's Costume
Hohn, Nadia L
It's Carnival time. The first Carnival since Malaika's mother moved away to find a good job and provide for Malaika and her grandmother. Her mother promised she would send money for a costume, but when the money doesn't arrive, will Malaika still be able to dance in the parade?

Disappointed and upset at her grandmother's hand-me-down costume, Malaika leaves the house, running into Ms. Chin, the tailor, who offers Malaika a bag of scrap fabric. With her grandmother's help, Malaika creates a patchwork rainbow peacock costume, and dances proudly in the parade.

A heartwarming story about family, community and the celebration of Carnival, Nadia Hohn's warm and colloquial language and Irene Luxbacher's vibrant collage-style illustrations make this a strikingly original picture book.

Item No. 9781554987542
$18.95
Reading is Sweet Poster

Celebrate the sweetness of reading with this adorable poster featuring Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar. Poster measures 23" x 17".

Item No. 13617870
$12.95
Seaver the Weaver
Czajak, Paul
Seaver is an orb spider with a sky full of inspiration. His siblings prefer tradition and aren t afraid to let him know. But Seaver doesn t mind! He loves his new shapes and isn t afraid to stand out. Told with quiet charm, this picture book tangles readers in a web of delight.
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Item No. 9781938063572
$15.95
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - Hardcover
Steig, William

One rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his own donkey self makes a story that is beautifully tender and perfectly joyful.
Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this winner of the 1970 Caldecott Medal is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. Now reissued to celebrate the discovery of the original artwork, this deluxe edition contains painstakingly careful color corrections made from those watercolor originals -- the color you'll see within this book is as Mr. Steig had originally intended it to be. It also features his moving Caldecott Medal acceptance speech.
The New York Times Book Review wrote of Mr. Steig that "everything he does is magic." This deluxe edition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble truly recaptures that magic for a whole new generation of readers.

Item No. 9781416902065
$19.99
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble - Softcover
Steig, William

On a rainy day, Sylvester finds a magic pebble that can make wishes come true. But when a lion frightens him on his way home, Sylvester makes a wish that brings unexpected results. How Sylvester is eventually reunited with his loving family and restored to his true self makes a story that is beautifully tender and filled with true magic. Illustrated with William Steig's glowing pictures, this is a modern classic beloved by children everywhere. "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble" is a winner of the Caldecott Medal.

Item No. 9780671662691
$8.99
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble Print - Picnic
William Steig

11" x 14" print featuring artwork from William Steig's Caldecott-winning picture book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.

Item No. 1114-26827
$20.00