Books & DVDs

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
A Beetle is Shy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
The award-winning duo of Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long team up again, this time creating a gorgeous look at the fascinating world of beetles. From flea beetles to bombardier beetles, an incredible variety of these beloved bugs are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched and visually striking book is perfect for sparking children's imaginations in both classroom reading circles and home libraries.
Item No. 9781452127125
$16.99
A Big Guy Took My Ball (Spanish Edition)
Willems, Mo
Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In A Big Guy Took My Ball! Piggie is devastated when a big guy takes her ball! Gerald is big, too. . .but is he big enough to help his best friend?

Item No. 9781484722855
$9.99
A Big Mooncake for Little Star
Lin, Grace
A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.
Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble?
In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.
Item No. 9780316404488
$17.99
A Birthday for Cow
Thomas, Jan
Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck weren't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might have had the right idea all along!
With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this board book is just perfect for gifting. The laugh-out-loud story from Jan Thomas features spirited illustrations that toddlers will adore, rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue--and a hilarious twist at the end!
Item No. 9780544174245
$7.99
A Birthday for Cow!
Thomas, Jan
Perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie, this beginning reader offers a laugh-out-loud story about birthday cakes, turnips . . . and friendship!

Pig and Mouse are hard at work baking the best birthday cake EVER for Cow. But it would be a lot easier if Duck wasn't hanging around, yammering on about turnips or some nonsense. (Sheesh!) With all this silliness going on, how will they manage to throw Cow a spectacular birthday party? Well, as it turns out, crazy Duck just might have had the right idea all along!

Featuring wacky humor, rowdy repetitions, irreverent dialogue, and a hilarious twist at the end, this book is now available in an accessible reader-size format and is sure to have young readers laughing out loud!
Item No. 9780544850026
$9.99
A Birthday for Frances (Early Reader Edition)
Hoban, Russell

Tomorrow is Gloria's birthday, and her party is sure to be fun for everyone--except Frances, that is, who wishes it was her own birthday. This new edition of the beloved classic is perfect for beginning readers.

Item No. 9780060837976
$3.99
A Birthday for Frances - Softcover
Hoban, Russell
Tomorrow is Gloria's birthday, and Frances is not happy about it. "That's how it is, " she says. "Your birthday is always the one that is not now." Frances does not want to be a part of any celebration that is not for her, let alone one for her little sister. But when Frances realizes that she is the only one not giving Gloria a present, she rises to the occasion and decides to give Gloria a gift worth two whole allowances. Buying the present is easy for Frances, but actually parting with the coveted gift proves to be a whole other matter.

In this charming and reassuring ctory, readers will sympathize with Frances's struggle over Gloria's present. Original artist Lillian Hoban has now reillustrated this classic story with beautiful, glowing full-color illustrations that will give Frances's many fans another reason to celebrate.

Item No. 9780064430074
$6.99
A Book of Babies Board Book
Na, Il Sung
When the flowers begin to bloom
and the world starts turning green,
animals everywhere are born . . .
including the noisy ducklings!

From the creator of A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit comes a beautiful book of baby animals. Travel with the curious duck and visit babies around the world on their very first day of life.

The Boston Globe calls Il Sung Na's art "so joyous, so jubilantly colorful, it feels celebratory and poetic even when the story is simple and spare."

From the Hardcover edition.

Item No. 9780553507799
$6.99
A Boy and a Jaguar (Autographed Hardcover)

Signed by illustrator Catia Chien.

2015 Schneider Family Book Award Winner


Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably.

Except when he talks to animals…

Then he is fluent.

Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation"as he searches for his voice and fulfills a promise to speak for animals, and people, who cannot speak for themselves. This real-life story with tender illustrations by Catia Chien explores truths not defined by the spoken word.

Item No. CHIEN3
$17.99
A Boy, A Mouse & a Spider: Story of E.B. White
Herkert, Barbara

A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world.

Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte's Web are beloved classics of children's literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Item No. 9781627792455
$18.99
A Busy Creature's Day Eating (Board Book Edition)
Willems, Mo

Mo Willems delivers a smorgasbord of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way through the alphabet now in board book format.

Item No. 9781368041294
$8.99
A Busy Creature's Day Eating!
Willems, Mo
Mo Willems delivers a smorgasbord of hunger, hubris, regret, and redemption as a Busy Creature hilariously chomps and chews its way from A to P and then to Z.
Item No. 9781368013529
$17.99
A Butterfly is Patient (Hardcover)
Dianna Hutts Aston

The creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet and A Seed Is Sleepy have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. From iridescent blue swallowtails and brilliant orange monarchs to the worlds tiniest butterfly (Western Pygmy Blue) and the largest (Queen Alexandra's Birdwing), an incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for a classroom reading circle!

Item No. 9780811864794
$16.99
A Butterfly is Patient - Softcover
Dianna Aston

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing. Perfect for a child's bedroom bookshelf or for the classroom!

Item No. 9781452141244
$7.99
A Child of Books
Winston, Sam
New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy's imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston's typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children's classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories--an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

Item No. 9780763690779
$17.99
A Child's Calendar - Hardcover
Updike, John
Twelve poems follow a family and their friends through the seasons. A Caldecott Honor Book.
Item No. 9780823414451
$17.95
A Child's Calendar - Softcover
Updike, John
One of the first major award-winning titles to feature an interracial family, A Child's Calendar combines the star power of John Updike and Trina Schart Hyman.

Celebrate the little moments that make each month special in this Caldecott Honor book, featuring twelve poems about a family and the turn of the seasons. From the short, frozen days of January, through the light of summer, to the first snowflakes of December, Updike's poems rejoices in the familiar, wondrous qualities that make each part of the year unique.

Hyman's award-winning paintings--modeled after her own daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren--depict an interracial family going about the business of their lives throughout the year: sledding in January, watching fireworks in July, and playing in the autumn leaves.

A perfect read-aloud for the family, throughout the whole year.

Item No. 9780823417667
$7.99
A Child's Christmas in Wales
Thomas, Dylan
"A listening experience of unadulterated pleasure."-- "Mass Media Newsletter." First recorded in l952 ," A Child's Christmas in Wales" is the nostalgic recollection of Dylan Thomas' childhood that has become a classic among Christmas tales. With powerful grace, Thomas here performs this renowned work along with five of his best-known poems-- "Fern Hill, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, In the White Giants Thigh, Ballad of the Long-legged Bait, and Ceremony After a Fire Raid."
Item No. 9780823405657
$16.95
A Child's Christmas in Wales - Softcover
Dylan Thomas
Of all the modern holiday classics, this is perhaps the best known and best loved. In humorous, sonorous, nostalgic prose, Dylan Thomas recalls the church-going, the tree-trimming, the food, the carols and games, not of one childhood Christmas but of them all: he distills here the Perfect Dream of Christmas. For this edition, the immortal Edward Ardizzone produced 30 delightful watercolors and drawings (and if you're clever you can recognize Cardiff as the Welsh town in which the story is set) as a perfect counterpoint to Thomas's lilting words.
Item No. 9780879235291
$9.95
A Christmas Carol
Zwerger, L
The internationally acclaimed illustrator Lisbeth Zwerger spent over two years creating the illustrations for her interpretation of this beloved story. She lends her signature wit, charm, and insightful clarity to pictures that add new dimension and depth to Dickens's tale of the redemption of parsimonious Ebenezer Scrooge by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. The result is a splendid new edition that's sure to be cherished by generations to come.
Item No. 9780735812598
$19.95
A City Is - Autographed Hardcover
Norman Rosten, Melanie Hope Greenberg

Autographed by illustrator Melanie Hope Greenberg.

An evocative collection of poems about New York City is brought to life in detailed, vibrant illustrations.

Item No. 11724
$17.00
A Color of His Own (Spanish Bilingual Board Book)
Lionni, Leo
Introducing a Spanish/English bilingual board book edition of Leo Lionni's beloved classic!

Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. All animals have a color of their own--except for chameleons. They change color wherever they go! This colorful tale of true friends is now available as a dual-language board book, bringing Leo Lionni's beloved story to life in both Spanish and English for the youngest child.

Los elefantes son grises. Los cerdos son rosados. Todos los animales tienen su propio color, menos los camaleones. ¡Cambian de color dondequiera que van! Esta colorida historia sobre la amistad, ahora disponible en una edición bilingüe, da nueva vida a esta tierna historia de Leo Lionni, para que los más pequeños puedan disfrutar tanto en español como en inglés.

Item No. 9780553538731
$7.99
A Color Of His Own - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

Colorful illustrations and spare prose make this story of friendship perfect for a board book edition to introduce simple color concepts to toddlers.

Item No. 9780375810916
$7.99
A Color of His Own - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
The classic story about searching for somewhere to belong, from four-time Caldecott honor winner Leo Lionni.

Elephants are gray. Pigs are pink. Only the chameleon has no color of his own. He is purple like the heather, yellow like a lemon, even black and orange striped like a tiger! Then one day a chameleon has an idea to remain one color forever by staying on the greenest leaf he can find. But in the autumn, the leaf changes from green to yellow to red . . . and so does the chameleon. When another chameleon suggests they travel together, he learns that companionship is more important than having a color of his own. No matter where he goes with his new friend, they will always be alike.

Item No. 9780375836978
$12.95