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10 Little Rubber Ducks - Italian Hardcover Edition
Eric Carle

Dieci paperelle in alto mare is the Italian edition of Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks.

Ahoy! Questo classico dell'autore più venduto del New York Times di The Very Hungry Caterpillar e The Grouchy Ladybug ha come protagoniste 10 piccole anatre di gomma e le loro avventure da giramondo. Nella commovente e divertente storia di Eric Carle, illustrata con collage straordinariamente disegnati, i lettori sono portati in un emozionante viaggio di scoperta.

"Anatre fuori bordo!" grida il capitano, mentre un'onda gigante lava una scatola di 10 anatre di gomma dalla sua nave da carico e in mare. Una devia verso ovest, dove un simpatico delfino vi salta sopra. Una balena canta ad un altro. Ma quando il sole tramonta, la decima piccola anatra di gomma viene lasciata tutta da sola, saltando impotente sul grande mare. Seguendo le piccole anatre che fluttuano in tutte le parti del globo, i giovani esploratori possono vedere da soli i significati delle parole direzionali e apprendere semplici concetti matematici, come il conteggio e l'uso dei numeri cardinali e ordinali. Ogni creatura che le anatre incontrano è vista nel proprio habitat e si comporta in maniera realistica, offrendo una prima visione molto semplice della biologia e della geografia.

I piccoli lettori e gli ascoltatori entreranno in empatia con la situazione della piccola anatra - e si rallegreranno per il tiepido finale a sorpresa. "Una meravigliosa lettura ad alta voce per la narrazione o la condivisione uno-a-uno. È un ben definito 10", ha commentato il Library Library Journal in una recensione stellata. "Illustrazioni splendidamente composte", ha detto Booklist. "Come sublimemente semplice e accattivante come i giocattoli che ritrae", ha concordato Publishers Weekly.

Item No. 9788804552062
$21.99
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Carle, Eric

¡Vamos a recorrer el mundo
con los 10 patitos de goma!

"¡Patos al agua!" grita el capitán del barco mercante al ver que una ola gigante ha lanzado al mar una caja de diez patitos de goma de su cargamento. Los diez patitos se dispersan en todas las direcciones. Hay uno que se va hacia el oeste, donde se encuentra con un simpático delfín que salta por encima de él. A otro le canta una ballena. Pero cuando se pone el sol, el décimo patito de goma se queda solo, solo y abandonado en medio del inmenso mar. El pequeño lector sin duda se identificará con los apuros por los que pasa el patito y se quedará absolutamente encantado con el entrañable y sorprendente desenlace.

En este conmovedor y simpático cuento, ilustrado con una genial técnica basada en el collage, Eric Carle también invita al lector a un viaje lleno de sorpresas y descubrimientos. Siguiendo a los patitos que se dispersan por las distintas zonas del globo terrestre, el niño reconocerá el uso de las expresiones verbales que indican dirección, así como la numeración ordinal y cardinal. Los animales con los que se encuentra cada uno de los patitos se muestran en su propio habitat y con su comportamiento habitual, lo cual supone un primer acercamiento a los conceptos de biología y de geografía.

¡Todos a bordo para un divertido viaje hacia el conocimiento!

Item No. 9780061126239
$19.99
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Ewert, Marcus
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. "You're a BOY!" Mother and Father tell Bailey. "You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all." Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true!

This gorgeous picture book--a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside--will delight people of all ages.

Item No. 9781583228500
$16.95
100 Best Books for Children (Softcover)
Silvey, Anita
By selecting only 100 "best books" Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years.
Item No. 9780618618774
$9.95
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Martin Salisbury
This unashamed visual feast celebrates the best designed and illustrated picturebooks from around the world over the past one hundred years.

Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists, and Postwar Neo-romantics. They are also mirrors of their times reflecting social concerns from a child's and family's perspectives throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.

Fearlessly confronting the frontiers between a child's picturebook and art, this is a collection of books that anyone with an interest in design, illustration, or simply children's literature should know about.
Item No. 9781780674087
$40.00
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Marcus, Leonard S
Celebrate a century of children's book illustration!

For families, art lovers, and history buffs alike, Leonard S. Marcus's visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week!

Featuring work from early luminaries such as N. C. Wyeth and Marcia Brown to more contemporary illustrators like David Wiesner, Mary GrandPré, Christian Robinson, and Jillian Tamaki, this beautiful collection showcases the conceptual and iconic images that have defined children's books for generations of young readers.

While the posters within these pages are linked in their resounding advocacy for young people's literacy, they are distinguished by the styles and mediums of their creators and by the historical, social, and cultural influences of their times. Renowned historian Leonard S. Marcus traces these developments in the children's book field with incisive descriptions to accompany each poster.

Children's Book Week has grown over the past one hundred years from a modest grassroots effort to a full-throttle nationwide annual celebration of literacy and the pleasures of reading. The posters in this book beautifully emphasize Book Week's mission, with slogans such as "Build the Future with Books," "Get Lost in a Book," and "One World, Many Stories."

Item No. 9780525645085
$35.00
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Eccleshare, Julia
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the "must-read" books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children's literature. It is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators--not to mention important books from around the world.
Item No. 9780789318763
$36.95
13 Words - Hardcover
Snicket, Lemony

From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no other.

Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive New York Times bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways. Maira Kalman, renowned for her art and design, carries this madcap adventure to wondrous heights with her vision of a world populated with hats, song, and cake. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words.

Item No. 9780061664656
$16.99
13 Words - Softcover
Snicket, Lemony

From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no other.

Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive New York Times bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways. Maira Kalman, renowned for her art and design, carries this madcap adventure to wondrous heights with her vision of a world populated with hats, song, and cake. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words.

Item No. 9780061664670
$7.99
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Smith, Charles R

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.

With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.

Item No. 9781596438200
$18.99
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
Snicket, Lemony
We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some light on this enduring mystery.
Item No. 9781938073786
$14.95
3D Art Lab for Kids
Schwake, Susan
Encourage an artistic spirit in children with 36 kid-friendly fine art projects in paper, clay, textiles, sculpture, and jewelry. Each project is inspired by the work of a prominent artist and is illustrated with step-by-step color photographs of the process as well as finished samples and variations.Have fun exploring:
  • paper by making paper bead figures from magazines, pipe cleaners, wooden beads, and other common supplies.
  • clay by creating whimsical pinch pot birds.
  • textiles by making a nature weaving with two branches, various items collected from nature, yarn, string, ribbon, and glue.
  • sculpture by creating a little world featuring miniature plants, animals, and objects under a stemless wineglass.
  • jewelry by making a modern cameo pin from tiny beads, cardstock, felt, pin, and glue.
  • Colorful photos illustrate how different people using the same lesson will yield different results, exemplifying the way the lesson brings out each artist's personal style. On-site visitsto the studios of an established potter, metal smith, jeweler, and sculptor illustrate first-hand accounts of their creative process.

    3D Art Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new art teachers. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises.

    The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus--all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.
    Item No. 9781592538157
    $24.99
    5 Worlds #1 The Sand Warrior
    Siegel, Alexis
    R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as "Mind-blowingly beautiful. . . . A must-read."

    Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender!

    The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there's more to themselves--and more to their worlds--than meets the eye. . . .

    - Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine.

    - An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations.

    - Jax Amboy is the star athlete who is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends?

    When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!

    "A magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!" --Kazu Kibuishi, #1 New York Times bestselling creator of AMULET

    "Bang-zoom . . . a series that promises to be epic."--The New York Times

    "This stellar team has created a gorgeous and entrancing world like no other!" --Noelle Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Nimona

    "Epic action, adventure, and mystery will draw you in, but the heartfelt characters and their seemingly impossible journey will keep you turning the pages." --Lisa Yee, author of the DC Super Hero Girls(TM) series

    Item No. 9781101935880
    $12.99
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    Balkan, Gabrielle

    A 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People (National Council for the Social Studies-Children's Book Council)

    In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

    Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

    On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    Item No. 9781847807113
    $30.00
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    Balkan, Gabrielle
    Welcome explorers, investigators, and lovers of knowledge! Be inspired by the diversity and inventiveness of the United States with this charming matching game featuring the people, animals, foods, inventions, and landmarks that symbolize the unique heritage of each American state.

    From the wild ponies of Maryland's Assateague Island to the Arizona birthplace of Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, kids will love learning about the 50 states from coast to coast. From Rock Point's much-loved 50 States series, The 50 States Matching Game is perfect for toddlers developing new vocabulary, as well as for older kids learning about the history, people, and culture of the United States of America.

    Find out which states hold:
  • The birthplace of Rosa Parks and the bus boycotts that served as a turning point in the fight for equality.
  • The location of Fallingwater, the famous house built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • More than 40 varieties of peaches.
  • The home of the world's most active volcano.
  • The birthplace of Sacajawea, guide for Lewis and Clark.
  • The place where the first commercially successful typewriter was invented.
  • The matching game includes:
  • 102 matching cards (51 pairs) covering each of the 50 states plus Washington, DC.
  • 9 x 9 learning card that gives a fun fact about the image featured on the state matching card, plus the date and order of statehood.
  • Celebrate, explore, and enjoy the 50 states with The 50 States Matching Game.
    Item No. 9781631064531
    $19.99
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    Van Der Hulst, Astrid
    Draw the Flow Way

    "Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart."
    -Elizabeth Gilbert
    "I cannot rest, I must draw, however poor the result, and when I have a bad time come over me it is a stronger desire than ever."
    -Beatrix Potter
    "Drawing, painting, creating...it's like a muscle. You have to work on it every day."
    -Sarah Walsh
    "Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use--do the work you want to see done."
    -Austin Kleon
    "Drawing is the discipline by which I constantly rediscover the world. I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, sheer miracle."
    -Frederick Frank
    "Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it."
    -Salvador Dalí
    "Creativity is a way of living life, no matter what our vocation or how we earn our living."
    -Madeline L'Engle
    "I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, in any artistic work, is daring to dare."
    -Maya Angelou
    "I sometimes think that there is nothing so delightful as drawing."
    -Vincent van Gogh

    In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. The lessons, 50 in all, curated from the best of Flow's two special drawing issues, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space. With its bound-in paper goodies, this book is also a canvas for artistic exploration--reminding us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work.

    Filled With Paper Goodies:
  • Mini daily drawing pad
  • DIY postcards
  • Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers
  • House interiors to unfold and decorate
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    $24.95
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    Gordon, Lynn
    Lynn Gordon's best-selling 52 deck series is known for its whimsical art and useful activities. With over 60 titles (and counting) in print, Lynn has covered a wide range of topics for kids and adults. Her publishing success allowed her to start a nonprofit for young women and teen mothers, GirlSource, which launched in 1989.
    Item No. 9780811813181
    $6.95
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    Chronicle Books
    A rolling pin, a robot, a pickle, a water tower, a hammock, a wasp, a safety pin, a kiss. Budding artists and experienced sketchers alike will find themselves invigorated by this collection of offbeat, clever, and endlessly absorbing drawingprompts. Some are deceptively simple (just try drawing a bicycle!), some are conceptually mind-bending (sketching the sound of girlish laughter?), and some are refreshingly basic (the only hard thing about drawing an egg is deciding how you want it to be cooked). Hip and helpful, 642 Things to Draw is the perfect inspirational sketchbook, sure to entertain and provoke the imagination of anyone ready to pick up a pencil.
    Item No. 9780811876445
    $16.95
    642 Things to Write (Young Writer Edition)
    826 Valencia
    Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes.

    Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises. Kids can open to any page to find inspiration, express themselves, and jump-start their literary genius. Collected from the clever minds of 826 Valencia, 642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition is the ultimate playground for imaginative children.

    Item No. 9781452127842
    $16.95
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    San Francisco Writers' Grotto
    This collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts will get the creative juices flowing in no time. From crafting your own obituary to penning an ode to an onion, each page of this playful journal invites inspiration and provides plenty of space to write. Brimming with entertaining exercises from the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, this is the ultimate gift for scribes of every stripe.
    Item No. 9781452105444
    $16.95
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    San Francisco Writers' Grotto
    The next installment in the bestselling series presents 642 writing prompts in an irresistible new format. Delightful and thought-provoking, this book is perfect for stumped writers, journalers, or any creative type needing a tiny flash of inspiration.
    Item No. 9781452142173
    $9.95
    8: An Animal Alphabet
    Cooper, Elisha
    Explore the animal world, from aardvark to zebu!

    Discover hundreds of animals, great and small. Lion and lizard, whale and wombat. Learn one wild fact about each animal. (Did you know that gorillas yawn when they are nervous?) Look carefully, because for each letter of the alphabet, one animal is pictured eight times. Why 8? Come inside and find out.
    Item No. 9780545470834
    $17.99
    9 Months: A Month by Month Guide to Pregancy
    Van De Paal, Esther
    Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
    Item No. 9781847809759
    $17.99
    A Baby Sister for Frances (Early Reader Edition)
    Hoban, Russell

    With a new addition to the family, Frances is feeling left out. So Frances decides to run away--but not too far! This new edition of Russell and Lillian Hoban's beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

    Item No. 9780060838065
    $4.99
    A Baby Sister for Frances - Softcover
    Hoban, Russell

    Frances has a new baby sister . . . and she's not happy about it.

    With the new addition to the family, no one pays much attention to Frances anymore. At least that's the way it seems to her. So Frances decides to run away. Not too far, though--just far enough so she can hear how much she'll be missed, even by baby Gloria!

    Item No. 9780064430067
    $6.99