Books & DVDs

A Light in the Attic
Silverstein, Shel
Here in the attic of Shel Silverstein you will find Backward Bill, Sour Face Ann, the Meehoo with an Exactlywatt, and the Polar Bear in the Frigidaire. You will talk with the Broiled Face, and find out what happens when Somebody steals your knees, you get caught by the Quick-Digesting Gink, a Mountain snores, and They Put a Brassiere on a Camel.
Item No. 9780060256739
$19.99
A Little Stuck (Board Book)
Jeffers, Oliver
From the illustrator of the #1 smash The Day the Crayons Quit comes another bestseller--a giggle-inducing tale of everything tossed, thrown, and hurled in order to free a kite!
When Floyd's kite gets stuck in a tree, he's determined to get it out. But how? Well, by knocking it down with his shoe, of course. But strangely enough, it too gets stuck. And the only logical course of action . . . is to throw his other shoe. Only now it's stuck! Surely there must be something he can use to get his kite unstuck. An orangutan? A boat? His front door? Yes, yes, and yes. And that's only the beginning. Stuck is Oliver Jeffers' most absurdly funny story since The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Childlike in concept and vibrantly illustrated as only Oliver Jeffers could, here is a picture book worth rescuing from any tree.
Item No. 9781524737160
$8.99
A Madeline Treasury
Bemelmans, Ludwig
Celebrate 75 Years of Madeline!
Here, collected in one handsome volume, are all the adventures of Madeline, a fearless little girl full of mischief and vitality who is one of the world s most popular and beloved fictional characters. Madeline, which was first published in 1939, and its five sequels have charmed generations of readers, and become true classics. In each of these books, Bemelmans humorous verse, his immortal characters Miss Clavel, Pepito, the magician, the others and his wonderful, whimsical drawings of Paris combine to create a memorable reading experience for people of all ages.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anna Quindlen has written an introduction to the collection, which also includes The Isle of God, an essay by Bemelmans on how he invented Madeline, and never-before-published working sketches of Madeline, as well as photos of the Bemelmans family."
Item No. 9780451470515
$35.00
A Mountain of Blintzes - Autographed
Barbara Diamond Goldin

Autographed by author Barbara Diamond Goldin

A family living in the Catskill Mountains in the 1920s works together to gather the necessary ingredients to make blintzes for Shavuot.

Item No. AUTOBDG3
$6.99
A Nest Full of Stars
Berry, James

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

"Take me somewhere -- to wide-open countryside.
Let me redden and blacken my tongue with berries and cherries.
Let me skip with a flip in a trip. Take me somewhere."

In "A Nest Full of Stars," James Berry will take you on a memorable trip through all the startling, humorous, sad, happy, painful, and joyful experiences of growing up. Here are birthdays and fireworks, quarrels and making up, and every sort of mood you can imagine. Here are the hills and valleys of friendships and family life. Here is a boy on a train, trying to make all the adults look at their watches. Here is a girl discovering the miracle of her hen's hidden nest of eggs and seeing it change into "a mighty nest full of stars." Most of all, here are poems that shake our senses and awaken us to the magic and mysteries all around.

Item No. 9780060527471
$15.99
A Nest is Noisy
Aston, Dianna Hutts
From the award-winning creators of An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, A Butterfly Is Patient, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative look at the fascinating world of nests. From tiny bee hummingbird nests to orangutan nests high in the rainforest canopy, an incredible variety of nests are showcased here in all their splendor. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, this carefully researched book introduces children to a captivating array of nest facts and will spark the imaginations of children whether in a classroom reading circle or on a parent's lap.
Item No. 9781452127132
$16.99
A New Barker In House
DePaola, Tomie

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

The Barker twins, Morgie and Moffie, meet their adopted brother, Marcos, in this wonderful sequel to Meet the Barkers. But Marcos isn't a baby-he's three years old, and he only speaks Spanish. As Marcos plays dollies with Moffie and dinosaurs with Morgie, he's a little bewildered until he gets the twins to understand what he likes to play. As Marcos learns some English, the twins quickly learn some Spanish words and phrases. Soon enough it's clear that with a new Barker in the house, the Barkers are a very happy familia!
Item No. 9780399238659
$13.99
A Penguin Story
Portis, Antoinette

Edna the penguin only knows the three colors that surround her: white ice, black night, and blue sea. She is convinced there is something more out there. So she sets out on a quest a quest for color. When she finally finds what she's been looking for, it's everything she hoped for and more. But that doesn't mean she will ever stop looking. "

Item No. 9780061456886
$17.99
A Pocket for Corduroy (Board Book)
Freeman, Don
For the first time ever, the classic A Pocket for Corduroy is available in a board book edition.
Don Freeman's story of Corduroy the teddy bear and his friend Lisa has sold millions of copies and delighted children all over the world for nearly forty years. In this sequel to Corduroy, Lisa takes her toy bear to a Laundromat, where he goes on a soapy adventure! Now, for the first time ever, this children's classic is available in board book format, perfect for even the youngest readers.
Item No. 9780451471130
$7.99
A Poke In The I - Softcover
"These aren't poems to read aloud, but to look at and laugh at together, with young children and especially older readers, who will enjoy the surprise of what words look like and what can be done with them." BOOKLIST (starred review)
Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and mind. The size and arrangement of words and letters can add or alter meaning forming a poem that takes the shape of crows that fly off the page or becoming a balloon filled with rhyme, drifting away from outstretched hands. Here, in a single extraordinary volume, are thirty poems from some of the world's finest visual poets, including John Hollander, Emmett Williams, Maureen W. Armour, and Douglas Florian. New to the paperback edition, tucked inside the front cover, are tips, guidelines, and inspiration for writing your own concrete poems."
Item No. 9780763623760
$7.99
A Present for Toot - Softcover
Hobbie, Holly
It's Toot's birthday, and Puddle wants to get him the best present ever! He goes to the Blue Ox Bookstore, but he can't find the right book. He visits a hardware store, a sports shop, an appliance store - but nothing is quite special enough for his best friend. Puddle wonders if he will ever find the perfect gift in time for the party, but just as he is about to give up, Toot's present finds him.
With a delightful mix of humor, warmth, and a classic style all her own, Holly Hobbie captures all the magic, fun, and joy that surrounds birthdays and celebrations. Best of all, this deluxe paperback edition comes with a greeting card that kids can punch-out, personalize, and send off to someone special.
Item No. 9780316167048
$6.99
A Rainbow of My Own
Don Freeman

A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.

Item No. 9780140503289
$6.99
A River
Martin, Marc
There's a river outside my window. Where will it take me?

So begins the imaginary journey of a child inspired by the view outside her bedroom window: a vast river winding through a towering city. A small boat with a single white sail floats down the river and takes her from factories to farmlands, freeways to forests, out to the stormy and teeming depths of the ocean, and finally back to the comforts--and inspirations--of home. This lush, immersive book by award-winning picture book creator Marc Martin will delight readers of all ages by taking them on a transcendent and aspirational journey through an imaginative landscape.

Item No. 9781452154237
$17.99
A River Dream
Say, Allen

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

A little boy takes a fantasy trip up the river by his house to fly-fish with his uncle. "A softly wrought story with significant content." -- Booklist
Item No. 9780395482940
$16.00
A Rose for Pinkerton (Paperback)
Kellogg, Steven

Pinkerton seems lonely. So his young owner goes to the pet show to find him a friend. She returns with a kitten named Rose, who could be the ideal playmate for Pinkerton. But Rose has ideas of her own. She wants to be a Great Dane, and suddenly Pinkerton decides to start acting like a kitten. So Pinkerton, Rose and their owners go back to the pet show to seek professional advice, but what results is a crazy and comical adventure!
"A zesty tale that is delivered with splendid flourish . . . Funny and well-paced [with] dexterous illustrations." (Booklist, starred review)

Item No. 9780142300091
$6.99
A Seed Is Sleepy - Hardcover
Dianna Hutts Aston
Award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston have teamed up again to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it a guide that is equally at home being read on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.
Item No. 9780811855204
$16.99
A Seed is Sleepy - Softcover
Aston, Dianna
This gorgeous book from award-winning artist Sylvia Long and author Dianna Hutts Aston offers children a beautiful and informative look at the intricate, complex, and often surprising world of seeds. Poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to a fascinating array of seed and plant facts, making it perfect reading material at home or in the classroom.
Item No. 9781452131474
$7.99
A Sick Day for Amos McGhee: Book + CD Storytime Set
Stead, Philip C

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.

Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee's case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it's time they returned the favor.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee from Philip C. Stead, illustrated by Erin E. Stead is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year and the winner of the 2011 Caldecott Medal. This title has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9781427287229
$12.99
A Snicker of Magic - Softcover
Lloyd, Natalie
Natalie Lloyd's SPINDIDDLY debut novel, now in paperback!
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.
But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.
Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.
Item No. 9780545552738
$6.99
A Song About Myself
Keats, John
Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka brings John Keats's words to whimsical life in the poet's only work written for children.

He was a naughty boy,
A naughty boy was he,
He would not stop at home,
He could not quiet be.

English poet John Keats is remembered for his great odes and sonnets -- making this lighthearted, little-known poem a special treat. As written in a letter to his young sister when he was feeling homesick on a visit to Scotland, Keats runs his rhymes up and down and all around, leading the reader on a playful chase in and out of language and meaning while caricaturing both himself and what it means to be an aspiring poet. In perfect synchrony, the celebrated Chris Raschka illustrates Keats's droll words with his signature vibrant, energetic watercolors.

Item No. 9780763650902
$17.99
A Starlit Snowfall - Softcover
Willard, Nancy
"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?
In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled "A Starlit Somersault Downhill"), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.
Item No. 9780316183666
$6.99
A Story for Bear
Dennis Haseley
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands.
Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading. A book sure to delight any child who has ever been read to.
Item No. 9780152002398
$17.99
A Tale for Easter
Tudor, Tasha
Delight in the magic of Easter with this springtime tale from Caldecott Honoree Tasha Tudor, now available as a Classic Board Book.
You can never tell what might happen on Easter... You might find colored eggs waiting in your shoes, or a basket of ducklings at your kitchen table, or a sweet bunny in Grandma's rocking chair.
Now available in a Classic Board Book edition, and with a fresh new cover, Tasha Tudor's beloved tale about the magic of Easter is a treasure for every generation.
Item No. 9781442488571
$7.99
A Time to Dance - Autographed Softcover
Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman’s inspiring story of a young girl’s struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam dance form. This is a stunning novel about spiritual awakening, the power of art, and above all, the courage and resilience of the human spirit.
 
Veda, a classical dance prodigy in India, lives and breathes dance—so when an accident leaves her a below-knee amputee, her dreams are shattered. For a girl who’s grown used to receiving applause for her dance prowess and flexibility, adjusting to a prosthetic leg is painful and humbling. But Veda refuses to let her disability rob her of her dreams, and she starts all over again, taking beginner classes with the youngest dancers. Then Veda meets Govinda, a young man who approaches dance as a spiritual pursuit. As their relationship deepens, Veda reconnects with the world around her, and begins to discover who she is and what dance truly means to her.

Item No. AUTOVENK3
$9.99
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Boynton, Sandra
Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.
Item No. 9780671493172
$5.99