Books & DVDs

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.

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Item No. 9780062422750
$5.99
A Beasty Story
Martin, Bill, Jr.
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
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. 9781423174912
$9.99
A Big Guy Took My Ball (Spanish Edition)
Campoy, F Isabel
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 Guy Took My Ball - Autographed

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. AUTOMW22
$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
Sung Na, Il
"When the flowers begin to bloom
and the world starts turning green,
animals everywhere are born . . .
including the noisy ducklings!
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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 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
Twelve poems follow a family and their friends through the seasons. A Caldecott Honor Book.
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 - 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
$6.99
A Color of His Own - Hardcover
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.
Item No. 9780375836978
$12.95
A Color Of His Own - Softcover
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. 9780679887850
$7.99