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Bedtime in the Forest
Iwamura, Kazuo
A humorous bedtime story--now refreshed!

It's time for these little squirrels to go to bed! Mick, Mack, and Molly, the three adorable squirrel siblings, are back in action--but not when they should be. This time, they are up and out in the middle of the night. After all, the owl...

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Chirri & Chirra
Doi, Kaya

The first book in a completely charming series by a well-known Japanese author and illustrator, Chirri...

Item No. 9781592701995
Chirri & Chirra In the Night
Chirri and Chirra frolic in the moonlight in the latest whimsical adventure of this much-beloved picture-book series from Japan.

With the light of their trusty bicycles and a glorious full moon illuminating the darkness, Chirri and Chirra go on a nighttime adventure, accompanied by their...

Item No. 9781592703845
Chirri & Chirra On the Town
Doi, Kaya
Having explored blossoming fields, a magical mound of tall grass, crystal caves and underground passageways, here Chirri and Chirra explore life in town!

★ Winner of Multicultural Award, 2021 Northern Lights Book Awards

In this fifth book of perhaps...

Item No. 9781592702787
Chirri & Chirra Rainy Day
Doi, Kaya
One cloudy day, Chirri & Chirra decide to go out on their bicycles. Dring-dring, dring dring! It's already starting to rain.
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Chirri & Chirra Under the Sea
Doi, Kaya

On their sixth adventure, Chirri and Chirra bicycle beneath the waves, discovering the beauty of coral and the deliciousness of marine edibles.

Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the tunnel, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They...

Item No. 9781592703029
Chirri & Chirra Underground
Chirri and Chirra go underground in this charming addition to the Chirri & Chirra series!
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Chirri & Chirra: In the Tall Grass

In their second adventure to reach the US market, Chirri...

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Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day
Doi, Kaya
Chirri and Chirra travel into the heart of an icy palace, where they discover all sorts of creatures, sights, and foods!

Book three in the charming Chirri...

Item No. 9781592702039
VHC Origami Paper (Color Your Own)

Color your own Very Hungry Caterpillar Origami papers!

This 60 piece paper set has has 9 unique patterned papers to fold and 3 to color.

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Postcard-VHC My Friends in Japan

4" x 6" postcard featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and the text "For My Friends in Japan".

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Postcard-VHC Chopsticks

4" x 6" postcard featuring artwork by Eric Carle.

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Good-bye Winter! Hello Spring!
Iwamura, Kazuo
"Sincere and serene, with masterful, atmospheric illustrations." -Kirkus Reviews

The perfect seasonal book for young children to say good-bye to winter and welcome in spring!

When spring comes, it melts the snow. Where will all the water go?

The first harbingers...

Item No. 9780735843455
Hooray for Summer!
Iwamura, Kazuo
"A good read-aloud choice as summer approaches."--Booklist

A sudden summer thunderstorm sends the squirrel siblings to seek shelter with new friends. A beloved book redesigned with a fresh new look.

Mick, Mack, and Molly are enjoying a summer afternoon, when suddenly...

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My Friends Board Book
Gomi, Taro
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi shows children that sometimes knowledge can come from all kinds of friends.
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Gomi, Taro
It's more than a book--it's a mask! Every spread includes a funny fact about featured creatures, from bears to robots. And young readers will squeal in surprise to find that when this board book is opened, the eye-sized die-cuts allow each spread to become a mask! Kids will have a blast posing as a...
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Pierre the Maze Detective
Kamigaki, Hiro

Pierre the Maze Detective has a new case. Mr X has stolen the Maze Stone, which has the power to turn the whole of Opera City into a maze. Can you help Pierre and his friend Carmen find their way through the mazes - and stop Mr X before it's too late? This beautifully illustrated book features 15...
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Pierre the Maze Detective: Castle in the Sky

 Staff Pick

A thrilling new maze challenge adventure for Pierre the Maze Detective and all detectives aged 8+. Follow Pierre and Carmen to Canal City for hours of puzzle fun in this crazy and colorful activity book!

The waterways and streets of Canal City are brimming with people as crowds gather on...

Item No. 9781786277404
Pierre the Maze Detective: Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower
Pierre and Carmen are called to New Maze City, along with others of the world's best Maze Detectives, to help solve the puzzles, protect the treasure and stop Mr. X. But can you help them make it in time?

Mr. X the Phantom Thief is back, with a new evil plan! He wants to steal the shining light...

Item No. 9781786270597
Sato the Rabbit
Ainoya, Yuki

In this surreal collection of short vignettes, we are transported to the world of Sato the Rabbit: a world very much like our own, yet one that is imbued with an added dimension of wonder and curiosity, in which ordinary objects and everyday routines become magical encounters.


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Sato the Rabbit #2 The Moon

A pillow of fresh spring water, a moon basket, and flowers that grow more fragrant at night as they carry you aloft into dreams: such is the gentle world, rich in sensorial experience, nature, and imagination, of Sato the Rabbit.

Pastoral and surreal, the seven short tales...

Item No. 9781592703067
Sato the Rabbit #3 A Sea of Tea

The winsome Sato continues his magical adventures, traversing snowy landscapes and crossing a sea made of tea. Yet, no matter where he ventures, his participation in the natural world, and the magic that he finds within the ordinary, infuse each new day with possibility.

Selected for...

Item No. 9781592703555
Seven Little Mice Go to School
Yamashita, Haruo
"This clever take on the afraid-to-go-to-school theme should have broad appeal." -School Library Journal

An adorable back to school story from Kazuo Iwamura!

It's time for seven little mice to start school! And it's up to Mother Mouse to get them there. When the little mice prove...

Item No. 9780735840126
Spring is Here- Board Book
Gomi, Taro
Using simple words and bright illustrations, author-illustrator Taro Gomi takes children on a playful tour of the four seasons.
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The Boring Book
Yoshitake, Shinsuke
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2019

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

The Boring Book is a humorous picture book that follows the story of one particularly bored boy.

As the story progresses, our protagonist discovers there's actually...

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