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The Bunny Burrow Buyers Book
Light, Steve
This saga of a swiftly increasing family of rabbits in search of a new place to call their own, rendered in exquisitely detailed artwork featuring cut-outs and gatefolds, is a perfect book for small children whose families are moving to a new home.

Mr. and Mrs. Rabbit are having baby bunnies, and their burrow-for-two is just too small to accomodate a growing family. Time to call the forest real estate agent! As anyone searching for a new home must, the Rabbits look at a lot of different places, each one appealing in its own way, but none of them quite is right! Will they find the perfect new home to call their own?

A single, black brushstroke that runs through the entire book provides a line that can be traced by little fingers from page to page, and anchors the detailed pen-and-ink style that Steve uses to show the forest homes and the creatures who currently inhabit them--the visible above-ground part of each burrow appears above the line, and the underground portion shows below the line. In addition, circular die cuts in each page allow a peek into the next burrow.

With gorgeous artwork and exquisite production, this lovely little volume makes a fine gift for any new homeowner, and particularly for those with small children.

- according to the US Census Bureau, around 40 million Americans move house each year--and growing families account for a significant percentage of the numbers, as they outgrow their spaces

- preschoolers and elementary-school age kids often feel significant anxiety about moving house; this book helps them anticipate the change with positive feelings

Item No. 9781576877524
$19.95
The Horn Book Magazine: September/October 2018

Features

Children’s Literature Legacy Award Acceptance by Jacqueline Woodson

A profile of Jacqueline Woodson by Deborah Taylor

“Devoted to Diversity” by Shoshana Flax
Publishers with a purpose.


Columns

Editorial
“The Right to Read by Yourself” by Roger Sutton
Laura Ingalls Wilder’s legacy and the radical act of trusting child readers.

Board Book Roundup
“Treasure Hunting in the Public Library” by Julie Roach
Recommended new board books to check out.

From The (Ghoulish) Guide
Horn BOO!
A selection of reviews of Halloween books from The Horn Book Guide.

Reviews

Book Reviews

Audiobook Reviews


Departments

September/October Starred Books

Impromptu

Index to Advertisers

Index to Books Reviewed


Cover from She Made a Monster. Illustration © 2018 by Felicita Sala.
Page 1 art from Show Way. Illustration © 2005 by Hudson Talbott.

Item No. HBSEPTOCT18
$13.50
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (La chenille qui fait des trous)
Carle, Eric

French softcover edition of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Jour après jour, la chenille croque, mord, perfore, creusant son tunnel de page en page.

Item No. 9782871421740
$17.95
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gold 50th Anniversary Edition
Carle, Eric
A new, limited golden anniversary edition in honor of 50 wonderful years, including rare bonus content. Happy birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been crawling its way into kids' hearts for 50 years, and what better way to celebrate than by giving him a brand new cocoon! With a beautiful golden anniversary jacket (with an oversized "50" logo), along with a new introduction letter from Eric Carle himself, this anniversary edition will be sure to delight Caterpillar fans of all ages. Bonus content features an appreciation by prominent children's literacy advocate Dolly Parton, as well as an essay on the history and significance of the Caterpillar, including rare images of the original sketches and historic photos.

Item No. 9780525516194
$22.99
 Podwal Bookplate & A Passover Haggadah
Wiesel, Elie

Free book plate autographed by Mark Podwal with purchase.

With this Passover Haggadah, Elie Wiesel and his friend Mark Podwal invite you to join them for the Passover Seder -- the most festive event of the Jewish calendar. Read each year at the Seder table, the Haggadah recounts the miraculous tale of the liberation of the Children of Israel from slavery in Egypt, with a celebration of prayer, ritual, and song. Wiesel and Podwal guide you through the Haggadah and share their understanding and faith in a special illustrated edition that will be treasured for years to come.
Accompanying the traditional Haggadah text (which appears here in an accessible new translation) are Elie Wiesel's poetic interpretations, reminiscences, and instructive retellings of ancient legends. The Nobel laureate interweaves past and present as the symbolism of the Seder is explored. Wiesel's commentaries may be read aloud in their entirety or selected passages may be read each year to illuminate the timeless message of this beloved book of redemption.
This volume is enhanced by more than fifty original drawings by Mark Podwal, the artist whom Cynthia Ozick has called a "genius of metaphor through line." Podwal's work not only complements the traditional Haggadah text, as well as Wiesel's poetic voice, but also serves as commentary unto itself. The drawings, with their fresh juxtapositions of insight and revelation, are an innovative contribution to the long tradition of Haggadah illustration.
Item No. 9780671799960
$16.99
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Sticky Note Block
"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Sticky Note Block

We Are On a Sticky Note! Let Mo Willems' Elephant & Piggie bring some fun to your desk with this giant sticky note block! 675 self-adhesive sheets. Block meansures 3-3/8" x 3-3/8". Also available in Pigeon!

Item No. 13714180
$16.95
#Not Your Princess: Voices of Native American Women
Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling Dreaming in Indian, #NotYourPrincess presents an eclectic collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
Item No. 9781554519576
$12.95
1 is One Board Book
Tudor, Tasha
Count from one to twenty with this treasured classic and Caldecott Honor book, now available in a Classic Board Book edition.

1 is one duckling swimming in a dish
2 is two sisters making a wish
3 is three swallows up in the sky
4 is four sheep nibbling rye

From beloved author-illustrator and Caldecott honoree Tasha Tudor, this sweet counting book is now available as a Classic Board Book! Young ones will delight in the simple text that counts from one to twenty, and they'll be captivated by the charming illustrations of animals, children, and nature.

Item No. 9781481425674
$7.99
1, 2, 3 To The Zoo - Board Book
Carle, Eric
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle
Item No. 9780399230134
$7.99
1, 2, 3 To The Zoo - Hardcover
Carle, Eric
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle
Item No. 9780399611728
$16.99
1, 2, 3 To The Zoo - Softcover
Carle, Eric
Joyously colored animals, riding on a train to the zoo, offer youngsters a first introduction to numbers, number sets, addition and counting in this paperback reissue of Eric Carle
Item No. 9780698116450
$7.99
1, 2, I Love You
Schertle, Alice

By Alice Schertle

Illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully

Inspired by the traditional favorite, Alice Schertle's irresistible counting rhyme sings and swings along, while Caldecott-winning Emily Arnold McCully's radiant watercolors perfectly capture all the playfulness and tender affection between parent and child. A joyful romp sure to be read again and again, memorized, and cherished.
Item No. 9780811835183
$16.95
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Board Book
Carle, Eric

Ahoy! All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

"Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

"A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10," commented School Library Journal in a starred review. "Beautifully composed illustrations," said Booklist. "As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays," agreed Publishers Weekly.

This board book edition with sturdy pages is perfect to share with toddlers. Note that this edition does not include a squeaker at the end.

Item No. 9780061964282
$8.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

Ahoy! This classic from the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug stars 10 little rubber ducks and their globe-trotting adventures. In Eric Carle's poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, readers are taken on an exciting voyage of discovery.

"Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending. "A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10," commented School Library Journal in a starred review. "Beautifully composed illustrations," said Booklist. "As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays," agreed Publishers Weekly.

Item No. 9780060740757
$21.99
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
123 to the Zoo Flash Cards
Chronicle Books
Adorned with artist and author Eric Carle's illustrations from the book 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo, these beautiful flash cards feature three great subjects for infants and toddlers: animals, trains, and counting! Printed on thick, sturdy board, they are equally suited for small hands to hold, hanging on the wall in a child's room, or making a number frieze in a classroom. The set of 20 cards counts from 1 to 10 twice.
Item No. 9781452113418
$14.99
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
$6.99
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Gulliver Hancock, James

This inspiring sketchbook, part of the 20 Ways series 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 - cars, trains, scooters, unicycles, surfboards, sailboats and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around.

This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized submarines, helicopters, and rockets can 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 Bike and 44 Other Incredible Ways to Get Around!

Includes:

jets

bikes

ambulance

blimps

airplanes

bulldozers

buses

canoes

firetrucks

garbage trucks

hang gliders

helicopters

carriages

hot air ballons

airboats

jet packs

jet skis

limousines

magic carpets

motorcycles

motorboats

oceanliners

4 wheelers

racecars

rockets

rollerskates

sailboats

mopeds

shoes

skateboards

skis

strollers

submarines

taxis

dump trucks

tractors

trains

unicycles

antique cars

and much, much more!

Item No. 9781631590443
$19.99