Treasures from the Collection

Antonio Frasconi Postcard - Peacock

4" x 6" postcard featuring image by Antonio Frasconi.

Item No. 23327535
$1.00
Barbara McClintock Postcard - Heartaches of a French Cat
Item No. 16097G
$1.00
Brave Irene - Softcover
Steig, William

This winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on as she ventures through a bitter cold snowstorm in William Steig's classic Brave Irene

Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl.

But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission.

Brave Irene is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Item No. 9780312564223
$8.99
Cupid and Psyche
Craft, M Charlotte

Psyche is the most beautiful woman in the world, yet the oracle at Delphi foresees she will fall in love with a creature feared even by the gods themselves.

Magically, Psyche finds herself in a magnificent castle fitted with sweet music, attentive servants, and a charming but invisible host. Soon she falls in love with this man she has never seen, but in a moment of doubt she betrays his trust. To win back his love, Psyche must show that she is as brave as she is beautiful by performing three impossible tasks.

Perhaps the greatest love story of all, Cupid and Psyche is unsurpassed in its richness and drama. Marie Craft's lively, suspenseful retelling of this classic Greek myth will appeal to young and old alike. And these legendary lovers have inspired forty lush luminous paintings by award-winning artist Kinuko Craft.

Lavishly illustrated and thrillingly told, here is a book to be treasured forever.

Item No. 9780688131630
$17.99
D is for Drinking Gourd
Sanders, Nancy
D is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet showcases many of the remarkable achievements of and contributions from African Americans throughout history. Evocative watercolor paintings from Caldecott Honor-winning E. B. Lewis perfectly capture the spirit of each letter topics poem and expository text.Thomson Gale
Item No. 9781585362936
$17.95
Days With Frog & Toad - Softcover
Lobel, Arnold
In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers
Item No. 9780064440585
$4.99
Dorothy Lathrop Postcard - Squirrel

4" x 6" postcard featuring image by Dorothy Lathrop.

Item No. 71781004
$1.00
Drummer Hoff
Emberley, Ed
A rhyming, vibrantly illustrated picture book based on the folk song of seven soldiers.

Ed Emberley won the 1968 Caldecott Medal for his bold illustrations for Barbara Emberley's jaunty adaptation of the cumulative folk song about soldiers who build a magnificent cannon and Drummer Hoff, who fires it off.

Item No. 9780671662493
$7.99
Eloise at Desk Postcard

4" x 6" postcard featuring Eloise from 365 Days of Eloise.

Item No. 13823380
$1.00
Fish is Fish (Beginning Reader Edition)
Lionni, Leo
Leo Lionni's spirited story about a minnow and a tadpole is now available as a Step 3 Step into Reading book--perfect for children who are ready to read on their own!
Item No. 9780553522181
$4.99
Fred Marcellino Postcard - Tiger

4" x 6" postcard featuring image from The Story of Little Babaji by Fred Marcellino.

Item No. 34388196
$1.00
Garth Williams Postcard - Stuart Little

4" x 6" postcard featuring image by Garth Williams from E.B. White's Stuart Little.

Item No. 25121022
$1.00
Heads
Van Fleet, Matthew
From the #1 New York Times bestselling children's book creator Matthew Van Fleet.

Eye-Popping Fun for Toddlers!

Eight ingenious pull tabs, seven pettable textures, and an astonishing fold-out finale deliver interactive surprises on every page as a cast of irresistible critters use their heads to demonstrate opposites, actions, and more!

Item No. 9781442403796
$19.99
How to Be a Bigger Bunny
Minor, Florence

This picture book treasure features a cast of adorable bunnies. The artwork and story are reminiscent of picture book classics by Margaret Wise Brown and Richard Scarry.

When Tickles the bunny's family goes on an adventure without her, Tickles reads her book, How to Be a Bigger Bunny, and then winds up on an adventure of her own. When she finds her furry family in trouble, she must become a bigger bunny and save the day. Perfect for Easter time and springtime as well as year-round reading aloud and sharing.

From Florence and Wendell Minor, the husband-and-wife team behind If You Were a Penguin, If You Were a Panda Bear, and Christmas Tree!

Item No. 9780062352552
$14.99
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Orgill, Roxane
Orgill's vivid words and Jenkins's dramatic pictures combine to tell the story of a boy who grew up to be a giant of jazz--the legendary and beloved Louis Armstrong.
Item No. 9780618250769
$6.95
Kingdom Far and Clear
Helprin, Mark
The most enduring tales of fantasy are appreciated by readers of all ages, generation after generation. This trilogy of novellas by critically acclaimed author Mark Helprin will stand that test by time. The heroes of his imagined kingdom pit the power of their love and devotion against dark forces of greed and suppression. His themes resonate for readers of contemporary fantasy as well as for those who cherish classic legends and tales. This Calla Edition presents Helprin's novellas -- Swan Lake, A City in Winter, and The Veil of Snows -- in a single volume, as he had always intended. Award-winning illustrator Chris Van Allsburg's 42 full-color plates complement Helprin's prose with sensitively wrought, finely nuanced images -- sometimes grand, sometimes fanciful, always evocative.
Item No. 9781606600122
$40.00
Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken
DiCamillo, Kate

She longed for adventure.

So she left her home and ventured out into the wide world.

The pleasures and perils she met proved plentiful: marauding pirates on the majestic seas, a ferocious lion under the bright lights of the big top, a mysterious stranger in an exotic and bustling bazaar.

Yet in the face of such daunting danger, our heroine . . .

She was brave.

She was fearless.

She was feathered.

She was a chicken.

A not-so-chicken chicken.

Her name?

Item No. 9780060755546
$17.99
Michael Hague Postcard - Peter Rabbit

4" x 6" postcard featuring Peter Rabbit image by Michael Hague.

Item No. 65873409
$1.00
Mudball (Softcover)
Tavares, Matt
Matt Tavares brings to life a winning tale of the shortest home run in history with the help of his luminous artwork and an infectious love of the game.

CRACK!
Somehow, Andy's bat had hit the ball. Everybody heard it . . . but nobody saw where it went.

Andy Oyler is the shortest player on his baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers, not to mention the whole league. And no matter how hard he tries, he just can't seem to get a hit. But one fateful spring day in 1903, a sudden change in the weather leads to a change in Andy Oyler's luck--and as Andy soon discovers, even the shortest player can become the game's biggest hero! Matt Tavares brings one of baseball's legendary stories to life and champions the underdog in all of us. Helping readers keep score is a bibliography and final note from the author about this uplifting all-American tale.

Item No. 9780763641368
$6.99
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Willems, Mo
Wilbur is different from the other Naked Mole Rats in his Colony, because he wears clothes (and he likes it!). But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur's secret?

Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well.

Item No. 9781423114376
$16.99
No Jumping on the Bed
Arnold, Tedd
Fully re-illustrated for its anniversary, this classic is funnier and more kid-appealing than ever

In celebration of twenty-five gleeful years in print, Tedd Arnold has created all-new artwork in the zany style he is now known and loved for - the style of his other bestsellers Hi! Fly Guy and Parts.

Item No. 9780803735637
$16.99
Reaching for the Moon
Aldrin, Buzz

Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing in summer 2019!

It's been fifty years since Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon. But the journey didn't begin when he stepped on board Apollo 11 that fateful day in July 1969. It began the day he was born.

This picture book is Buzz Aldrin's story, in his words. Wendell Minor's gorgeous paintings evoke the wonder of space exploration for young readers.

Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal was possible--from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the moon.

We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how Buzz's came true.

Item No. 9780060554477
$7.99
Roland the Minstrel Pig
Steig, William

Roland the pig plays the lute and sings so sweetly that his friends never have enough of listening to him. He has bigger dreams, though, so he decides to take his show on the road and share his music with the world. He has a hard time finding an audience and is lonely at first, but then a fox named Sebastian appears and offers to take him to perform before the King. Little does Roland know, Sebastian actually plans on eating him. Just as Sebastian starts to lower Roland over a firepit to roast him and all seems lost, the King appears to save the day, and both Sebastian and Roland get the ending they deserve.

Roland the Minstrel Pig is a classic picture book by Shrek creator William Steig.

Item No. 9781250057624
$8.99
Rootabaga Stories
Sandburg, Carl
Welcome to Rootabaga Country--where the railroad tracks go from straight to zigzag, where the pigs wear bibs, and where the Village of Cream Puffs floats in the wind. You'll meet baby balloon pickers, flummywisters, corn fairies, and blue foxes--and if you're not careful, you may never find your way back home!
These beautiful new editions retain the original illustrations by Maud and Miska Petersham, and feature gorgeous new jackets by acclaimed illustrator Kurt Cyrus. Carl Sandburg's irrepressible, zany, and completely original Rootabaga Stories and More Rootabaga Stories will stand alone on children's bookshelves--when they aren't in children's hands.
Item No. 9780152047146
$6.95
Shrek! 20th Anniversary Edition
Steig, William

Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!

Item No. 9780374368791
$18.99