Exhibitions

Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights
Weatherford, Carole Boston
Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. In this book the Beatitudes -- from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount -- form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.Tim Ladwig's stirring illustrations showcase a panorama of heroes in this struggle, from the slaves shackled in the hold of a ship to the first African American president taking his oath of office on the steps of the United States Capitol.Readers of all ages will find this a book to return to again and again for encouragement and inspiration.
Item No. 9780802853523
$18.00
Beatrix Potter in America
Robinson

From the exhibition Beatrix Potter in America

Features essay "Rabbits and Roots" by Lolly Robinson.
15 Illustrations and Photographs, Paper, 16 pages.

From "Acknowledgements" by H. Nichols B. Clark:
"The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art had barely opened its doors when the Beatrix Potter Society invited us to host their Twenty-fifth Anniversary meeting. We were delighted and not a little honored by this overture. In conjunction with the conference, we proposed organizing a small exhibition of works by Potter, and the Society enthusiastically embraced this idea."

Item No. 9781592889990
$3.95
Beautiful Blackbird
Bryan, Ashley
A tale from the Ila-speaking people of Zambia gets new life in this picture book adaptation from Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan about appreciating one's heritage and discovering the beauty within.

Black is beautiful, uh-huh!

Long ago, Blackbird was voted the most beautiful bird in the forest. The other birds, who were colored red, yellow, blue, and green, were so envious that they begged Blackbird to paint their feathers with a touch of black so they could be beautiful too. Although Black-bird warns them that true beauty comes from within, the other birds persist and soon each is given a ring of black around their neck or a dot of black on their wings--markings that detail birds to this very day.

Item No. 9780689847318
$19.99
Before John Was a Jazz Giant
Weatherford, Carole Boston

Young John Coltrane was all ears. And there was a lot to hear growing up in the South in the 1930s: preachers praying, music on the radio, the bustling of the household. These vivid noises shaped John's own sound as a musician. Carole Boston Weatherford and Sean Qualls have composed an amazingly rich hymn to the childhood of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Before John Was a Jazz Giant is a 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Item No. 9780805079944
$17.99
Beloved Dog (Hardcover)
Kalman, Maira
Maira Kalman, with wit and great sensitivity, reveals why dogs bring out the best in us

Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss

Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.

Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.

With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."

Item No. 9781594205941
$29.95
Beloved Dog (Paperback)
Kalman, Maira
Maira Kalman, with wit and great sensitivity, reveals why dogs bring out the best in us

Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss

Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.

Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.

With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."

Item No. 9780143109884
$18.00
Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle Exhibition Catalog

By Grace Glueck and The Eric Carle Museum

Exhibition catalog with essay by Grace Glueck. 72 pages, color. Includes an exclusive DVD documentary,Beyond Books. This DVD documentary, available only through the catalog, provides a revealing look at Eric Carle, his influences, and his process as an artist deeply committed to exploration and craft. Set in his Massachusetts Studio, the film is an extended and personal conversation with Carle, an artist renowned for his picture books, about the often times whimsical independent art that he has been creating for himself, his family, and his friends for more than 60 years. Viewers will learn about his training as a graphic artist and get a personal tour of his studio to see specific works, including abstract tissue paper collage, costume design, and glass sculpture. A perfect companion to the catalog of the same name, this film is a must-see for anyone seeking a complete picture of the artist that has influenced generations of children. Produced by documentary filmmaker Kate Geis. Running time: Approx. 15 minutes

"It is with great excitement that we finally swing open the doors on Carle's studio through Beyond Books: The Independent Art of Eric Carle. As Grace Glueck, former art news editor and critic for The New York Times, writes so tellingly in her essay for this catalog, this exhibition reveals the full range of Carle's talents and imagination, his influences and his experience, giving us all a chance to better understand the man who has been one of the most influential illustrators of our age." -- From catalog introduction by Alexandra Kennedy, Executive Director

Item No. 9781592880294
$26.95
Big Screen Paddington 12" Soft Toy

This 12" plush Paddington Bear is ready for any sticky situation with his favorite sandwich - filled with marmalade - securely stitched to his paw. This accessory, made of thick, sewn together layers of soft plush and orange felt, is perfectly fitting because, as Paddington wisely suggests, it's important to have a spare sandwich in case of emergency!

Item No. 819303006394
$36.95
Blue
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

How many shades of blue are there?

There's the soft blue of a baby's cherished blanket, the ocean blue of a romp in the waves, the chilly blue of a cold winter's walk in the snow, and the true blue of the bond that exists between children and animals.

In this simple, sumptuously illustrated companion to Caldecott Honor Book Green, award-winning artist Laura Vaccaro Seeger turns her attention to the ways in which color evokes emotion, and in doing so tells the story of one special and enduring friendship.

Item No. 9781626720664
$17.99
Blueberries For Sal (Hardcover)
McCloskey, Robert
Caldecott Honor Book

What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.
-School Library Journal, starred review.

Item No. 9780670175918
$18.99
Blueberries For Sal (Softcover)
McCloskey, Robert
What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A Caldecott Honor Book!

Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.--School Library Journal, starred review.

Item No. 9780140501698
$8.99
Blueberries for Sal Bodysuit
Robert McCloskey

100% unbleached organic cotton with water-based ink featuring the cover design from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal.

Pair with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. Y2KINF3
$26.00
Blueberries for Sal Kuplink Youth T-Shirt

"Kuplink, Kuplank, Kuplunk..."

100% cotton crew-neck t-shirt with water-based ink featuring image from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal Color: Light Blue.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. Y2LYXS
$22.00
$22.00
Blueberries for Sal Tote Bag

100% cotton canvas tote bag featuring cover artwork from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. Measures 15" x 17" and features 11" straps and an inner pocket. Made in the USA. Purchase of this tote sends one book to a community in need.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. TOTE1045
$20.00
Blueberries for Sal Youth T-Shirt
Robert McCloskey

100% cotton crew-neck t-shirt, printed with water-based ink.  Color is Daisy Yellow. Features image from Robert McCloskey's Blueberries for Sal. Pair with the book for a perfect gift!

Item No. Y2KYXS
$22.00
$22.00
Blues Journey
The blues aren't all sad. There's joy in the blues as well as heartbreak. Love discovered. Love lost. Love just around the corner.

In this beautiful tribute to the poetry and art of the blues, renowned author Walter Dean Myers collaborates with his son, award-winning illustrator Christopher Myers, in a true masterpiece of picture book creation filled with struggle, grief, hope, joy, and love.

Each original blues-style verse on a page calls out a response from the artist in striking tones of brown, black, white, and blue. Together, father and son weave an enchanting story of the creation of the blues through the experiences of African Americans from the end of slavery through the beginning of the civil rights movement.

This book is for older children who love music and their parents who will appreciate the layered sophistication of the striking artwork and interplay between art and text.

Includes an author's note explaining the birth and development of the blues, a timeline of blues milestones, and an explanatory glossary of terms in the blues. Together this content deepens the appreciation for the blues as a truly original art form.


A Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor book
An ALA Notable book
Horn Book Fanfare Selection
Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice
New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
A Children's Book of the Year, Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College

Item No. 9780823416134
$18.99
Boating with Hector Fox Card
Sheckels, Astrid

Greeting card with an illustration from the children's picture book "Hector Fox and the Giant Quest" (written and illustrated by Astrid Sheckels). Each card is created on eco-friendly glossy paper.

• Size: A2 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (when folded).
• Blank inside.
• Packaged in clear cello bag.

Item No. 26009196
$5.00
Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote
Gillibrand, Kirsten
The perfect read for the one-hundredth anniversary of the nineteenth amendment and in advance of the upcoming presidential election, this inspiring picture book from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand shares the stories of ten suffragists who fought for women's right to vote.

Bold & Brave introduces children to strong women who have raised their voices on behalf of justice--and inspires them to raise their own voices to build our future.

Here are the stories of ten leaders who strove to win the right to vote for American women--a journey that took more than seventy years of passionate commitment. From well-known figures, such as Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth to lesser known women such as Alice Paul and Mary Church Terrell, these are heroes who dreamed big and never gave up. Senator Gillibrand highlights an important and pithy lesson from each woman's life--from dare to be different to fight together.

With gorgeous illustrations by renowned artist Maira Kalman, this is a book that will inspire and uplift, a book to be cherished and shared.

The suffragists included are: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Jovita Idár, Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Ida B. Wells, Lucy Burns, and Mary Church Terrell.

Item No. 9780525579014
$18.99
Boycott Blues
Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney present a poignant, blues-infused tribute to the men and women of the Montgomery bus boycott, who refused to give up until they got justice. Color and movement are vibrant components in this extraordinary book about Rosa Parks's efforts to take down Jim Crow. (School Library Journal starred review)

Rosa Parks took a stand by keeping her seat on the bus. When she was arrested for it, her supporters protested by refusing to ride. Soon a community of thousands was coming together to help one another get where they needed to go. Some started taxis, some rode bikes, but they all walked and walked.

With dogged feet. With dog-tired feet. With boycott feet. With boycott blues.

And, after 382 days of walking, they walked Jim Crow right out of town. . . .

This story begins with shoes.
This story is all for true.
This story walks. And walks. And walks.
To the blues.




The moving poetry and the art, with thick, swirling ink lines on bright washes in red, blue, purple, and green, express the dramatic confrontations and the inspiring history. Great for reading aloud. (Booklist starred review)

Item No. 9780060821180
$17.99
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
Breathing Makes it Bettter
O'Leary, Wendy
Winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Mind, Body, Spirit Bronze Medal and a 2020 Mom's Choice Awards(R) Gold Recipient!

An engaging and interactive story showing children ages 3-6 the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions.

Read aloud and breathe along with this sweet story teaching children how to navigate powerful emotions like anger, fear, sadness, confusion, anxiety, and loneliness. With rhythmic writing and engaging illustrations, Breathing Makes It Better guides children to breathe through their feelings and find calm with recurring cues to stop and take a breath. Simple guided practices, like imagining you are a tree blowing in the wind, follow each story to teach children how to apply mindfulness techniques when they need them the most.

Item No. 9781611804690
$16.95
Bryan Collier Print - Hey Black Child

Limited Edition print (out of 300) signed by the artist; Bryan Collier.

Printed on giclee archival paper. Measures 22" W x 16" H

Image from Hey, Black Child

Colors depicted on this website are for illustration only and may not accurately reflect the actual color on the print.

Item No. 87860266
$100.00
Bumble-Ardy
Sendak, Maurice

Since the publication of his classic Outside Over There in 1981, Maurice Sendak's book illustrations have focused on interpreting the texts of such authors as James Marshall, Tony Kushner, Wilhelm Grimm, Ruth Krauss, Herman Melville, and Mother Goose. And beginning in 1980, with his sets and costumes for The Magic Flute, Sendak launched a busy second career as the designer of stage productions of opera and ballet. Now comes Bumble-Ardy, the first book he has written as well as illustrated in thirty years.

Bumble-Ardy has evolved from an animated segment for Sesame Street to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.

In this highly anticipated picture book, Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child.

Item No. 9780062051981
$17.95
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McCloskey, Robert
Whenever Burt Dow, who lives in a snug little house on the Maine coast, sets out to sea, his pet giggling gull goes along. But this time, it will take all his might and some plain old ingenuity to save him and the gull from a raging storm.
Item No. 9780670197484
$19.99
Burt Dow (Softcover)
McCloskey, Robert
Whenever Burt Dow, who lives in a snug little house on the Maine coast, sets out to sea, his pet giggling gull goes along. But this time, it will take all his might and some plain old ingenuity to save him and the gull from a raging storm.
Item No. 9780140509786
$8.99