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Surprise! Playful Picture Books

Alphablock
Franceschelli, Christopher
Learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C in Alphablock, a fun addition to the Abrams Block Book series! Young readers will explore letters in an exciting and unique way, from A to Z.

Parents 10 Best Children's Books of 2013
Notable Children's Books...

Item No. 9781419709364
$17.99
Amah Faraway
Greanias, Margaret Chiu

A delightful story of a child's visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures.

Kylie is nervous about visiting her grandmother-her Amah-who lives SO FAR AWAY.
When she and Mama finally go to Taipei, Kylie...

Item No. 9781547607211
$18.99
Animals Go Vroom!
Cushman, Abi
With a nod to Richard Scarry, this inventive picture book surprises readers with every turn of the page!

Hiss! Screech! Roar! It's a noisy day in Bumperville! But are the sounds what you think they are? That Honk! must surely be a goose. But turn the page and it's...

Item No. 9781984836656
$17.99
Are We There Yet?
Santat, Dan

  Staff Pick

Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime!

"Are we there yet?" Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after...

Item No. 9780316199995
$18.99
Cat and Dog: A Tale of Opposites
Corda, Tullio
Cat and Dog are not the same, in fact they are very different and the perfect subjects for a tale of opposites.

Enjoy their adventures as they fight and play, chase and hide, in an escapade that includes some special high-drama storytelling in the illustrations of this deceptively simple book....

Item No. 9781636550022
$17.99
Dear Zoo Board Book
Campbell, Rod
Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982.

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent--a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will...

Item No. 9781416947370
$7.99
First The Egg
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable...

Item No. 9781596432727
$17.99
Fred Gets Dressed
Brown, Peter


From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents'...
Item No. 9780316200646
$18.99
Look, Look Again
Baruzzi, Agnese
Part counting game, part guessing game, this delightful board book invites little ones to look at one thing, and guess what else it could be. Each page shows one shape, and then unfolds to reveal an ingenious surprise, sure to captivate curious toddlers.
Item No. 9789888341207
$12.99
Mel Fell
Tabor, Corey R

A Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Book of the Year! An innovative and charming tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.

Readers will delight in turning their book sideways and upside down to follow Mel on...

Item No. 9780062878014
$19.99
Mister Seahorse - Board Book
Carle, Eric
This board book edition of Eric Carle's iconic Mister Seahorse dazzles with its brilliant colors and charming cast of characters.

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs...

Item No. 9780399254901
$9.99
Mister Seahorse (Hardcover)
Carle, Eric
Astonishingly beautiful collage illustrations and a story that introduces the wonders of aquatic life . . . and some very special daddies. A "hide and seek" feature with acetate overlays adds a colorful surprise to this Eric Carle classic.

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she...

Item No. 9780399242694
$19.99
My Friend Earth
MacLachlan, Patricia
Perfect for Earth Day--and every day!--this spectacular picture book is a valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours...

Item No. 9780811879101
$17.99
Oops
Massy, Julie

Tap the page, shake the book, shout, clap and imagine a silly world of before-and-afters in this interactive picture book.

What happens when you knock on an egg? Flip a plate of sloppy spaghetti? Clap your hands near a tree full of birds?...OOPS! When children might...

Item No. 9781459835474
$19.95
Open Very Carefully (Board Book)
Bromley, Nick
What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was -- not to put too fine a point on it -- wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to...
Item No. 9780763696306
$9.99
Papa Please Get The Moon For Me - Board Book
Carle, Eric
Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn't easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds -- only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the joyful way in which this problem is solved.
Now available as a Classic Board Book edition...
Item No. 9780689829598
$10.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

 Staff Pick

A father will move heaven and earth to delight his daughter in this beloved tale from children's book legend Eric Carle.

Monica wants to play with the moon, but she can't quite seem to reach it. This story literally unfolds as the pages extend both outward and upward, and readers will...

Item No. 9780887080265
$19.99
Peek-a-Who Too?
Mroziewicz, Elsa
A PARENTS magazine Best Book of 2019 * An Association of Booksellers for Children Best Book

A triangular board book may seem unusual, but Peek-A-Who?, with its cleverly shaped lift-the-flaps, garnered fans from across the children's book world. This follow-up to the acclaimed...

Item No. 9789888341818
$11.99
Peek a Who
Mroziewicz, Elsa
Who could be hiding behind the lift-the-flaps in this uniquely-shaped board book? Brimming with colorful art that children will want to pore over, this clever book is full of hidden animals, each making a different sound. Can you figure out who each one is? Lift the triangular flaps to see who...
Item No. 9789888341573
$11.99
Pizza with Everything on It
Scheele, Kyle
One father-son duo make a pizza so delicious, and so over-the-top with toppings, that it destroys the universe--and will surely melt readers' minds and hearts, like warm mozzarella.

It's a tale as old as time: a kid wants to make a pizza with his dad, but not just any pizza . . . he...

Item No. 9781797202815
$17.99
Polar Bear's Underwear
Tupera Tupera
Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's—see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And...
Item No. 9781452141992
$16.99
Robo-Sauce
Rubin, Adam
Fans of the best-selling Dragons Love Tacos will devour Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri's newest story, a hilarious picture book about robots that magically transforms into a super shiny metal ROBO-BOOK.

FACT: Robots are awesome. They have lasers for eyes, rockets for feet,...
Item No. 9780525428879
$18.99
Round Trip
Jonas, Ann
This book isn't just the story of a round trip - it is a round trip! Read forward and look at the sights, the flip the book over to see something different on the way back. Ann Jonas's amazing two-way trip is guaranteed to change the way you look at things!
Item No. 9780688099862
$7.99
Scratchie: A Touch-and-Feel Catventure
Putri, Maria
A Parents Best Kids Book of 2019!

Sharpen your claws--and scratching skills--with this adorable touch-and-feel book about a cat who loves to scratch everything...and wants you to join the fun!

Hi there, human!
I'm Scratchie the Cat
and I like to scratch...

Item No. 9781534437654
$9.99
Tap the Magic Tree (Board Book)
Matheson, Christie

The acclaimed interactive picture book about the changing seasons. "Like Hervé Tullet's Press Here, Matheson's Tap the Magic Tree proves you don't need apps for interactivity," praised the New York Times. This board book edition is perfect for little hands....

Item No. 9780062274465
$7.99