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Kuo, Julia

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustrating fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - black dresses, summery hats, stylish shoes, faux fur coats, and much, much more - with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Dress. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized dresses are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing. Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Dress!

Item No. 9781592538850
$19.99
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Ingram, Zoe

Sink your teeth into "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry." Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything edible. From cherries, eggplants, and pineapples, to cookies, carrots, and candy bars, "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry" is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the elegant edibles in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple abstract shapes and forms that meld to create the building blocks of any item (man-made or organic) that you want to draw. This all-in-one sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Get an appetite for drawing with "20 Ways to Draw a Strawberry and 44 Other Elegant Edibles."

Item No. 9781592539833
$19.99
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Renouf, Eloise
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes - tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, and much, much more over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tree.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, trees, leaves, and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just20 Ways to Draw a Tree!"
Item No. 9781592538379
$19.99
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Congdon, Lisa
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new20 Waysseries from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun.Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!"
Item No. 9781592538867
$19.99
26 Fairmount Ave - Autographed Hardcover
Tomie dePaola

A Newbery Honor Book

Tomie's family starts building their new house at 26 Fairmount Avenue in 1938, just as a hurricane hits town, starting off a busy, crazy year. Tomie has many adventures all his own, including eating chocolate with his Nana Upstairs, only to find out--the hard way--that they have eaten chocolate laxative. He tries to skip kindergarten when he finds out he won't learn to read until first grade. "I'll be back next year," he says. When Tomie goes to see Snow White, he creates another sensation. Tomie dePaola's childhood memories are hilarious, and his charming illustrations are sure to please.

Item No. DEPAOLA28
$15.99
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Smith, Charles

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
365 Days of Eloise
Knight, Hilary
It's Eloise's sixtieth birthday--though she's still not a day over six. Celebrate by joining Eloise on this wonderful journey through the year with all new paintings by acclaimed artist Hilary Knight!
Eloise has been warming the hearts of readers for sixty years. Now, follow everyone's favorite Plaza girl, Eloise, through the calendar as she fills each day of the year with even more new adventures, featuring all new original artwork by Hilary Knight!
Complete with two sets of sticker sheets so you can personalize your books, fun Eloise facts, and brand-new illustrations, fans old and new will find something to love in this treasured new addition to the Eloise collection.
Item No. 9781481459372
$16.99
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Fromental, Jean-Luc
A family find a penguin mysteriously delivered to their door every day of the year. At first they're cute, but with every passing day the penguins pile up, along with the family's problems. Who on earth is sending these kwaking critters?
Item No. 9780810944602
$19.95
3D Art Lab for Kids
Schwake, Susan
An inspiring collection of ideas and projects for encouraging an artistic spirit in children! 3D Art Lab for Kids includes 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 full-color photographs of the process as well as finished samples and variations.Whether you use these projects independently or as a curriculum for hands-on 3D art experiences, you ll find that the lessons in this book are open-ended so they can be explored over and over with different results each time! 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. 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."
Item No. 9781592538157
$24.99
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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)

Be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps. Explore thousands of wondrous locations and be awed by the achievements of hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today. Celebrate, explore, enjoy!

Item No. 9781847807113
$30.00
50 States Activity Book
Balkan, Gabrielle

Pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime with this activity book packed with maps, wildlife, people, and places unique to the 50 states. As a summer companion title to The 50 States, activities include state trivia, picture scrambles, dot-to-dots and much more, plus a double sided fold-out map of the 50 states and more than 50 stickers.

Item No. 9781847808622
$9.99
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Silvey, Anita
"500 Great Books for Teens" is divided into 21 sections, including adventure and survival, horror, graphic novels, humor, mystery, and poetry, each with additional reading lists.
Item No. 9780618612963
$26.00
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Gordon, Lynn
Item No. 9780811813181
$6.95
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Gordon, Lynn
Countless hours of inventive and imaginative indoor games await the housebound child with this completely revised edition of the bestselling deck.
Item No. 9780811863285
$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
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.

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Item No. 9780060838065
$3.99
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
A Ball for Daisy
Raschka, Chris
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal
This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.
Item No. 9780375858611
$17.99
A Bear Called Paddington (Softcover)
Bond, Michael

The classic novel about Paddington--who's now a major movie star!

Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Peru when the Browns first met him in Paddington Station. Since then, their lives have never been quite the same . . . for ordinary things become extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.

First published in 1958, A Bear Called Paddington is the first novel by Michael Bond, chronicling the adventures of this lovable bear. Paddington has charmed readers for generations with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This brand-new edition of the classic novel contains the original text by Michael Bond and illustrations by Peggy Fortnum.

Item No. 9780062422750
$5.99
A Beasty Story
Martin Jr, Bill
In a dark, dark house, in a dark, dark wood lurks a creepy, beasty . . . BEAST! But don't be scared--this beast may not be so beastly after all. The beloved Bill Martin Jr and Steven Kellogg bring their enormous talents together to create a ghoulish story that's both scary and snug.
Includes fun new book-related activities!
Item No. 9780152165604
$7.00