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10 Little Rubber Ducks (Hardcover)
Carle, Eric

This classic picture book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug stars 10 little rubber ducks and their globe-trotting adventures. In Eric Carle's poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, readers are taken on an exciting voyage of discovery.

Ducks overboard! shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea.

Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending. A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10, commented School Library Journal in a starred review. Beautifully composed illustrations, said Booklist. As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays, agreed Publishers Weekly.

Item No. 9780060740757
$22.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks (Hardcover) - DUTCH
Carle, Eric

Ahoy! This classic from the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug stars 10 little rubber ducks and their globe-trotting adventures. In Eric Carle's poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, readers are taken on an exciting voyage of discovery.

"Ducks overboard!" shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

Item No. 9789025739645
$21.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Board Book
Carle, Eric

All aboard for a world of learning and fun!

Ducks overboard! shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. The ducks are swept away in various directions. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending.

In this poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, Eric Carle takes readers on an exciting voyage of discovery. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10, commented School Library Journal in a starred review. Beautifully composed illustrations, said Booklist. As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays, agreed Publishers Weekly.

This board book edition with sturdy pages is perfect to share with toddlers. Note that this edition does not include a squeaker at the end.

Item No. 9780061964282
$8.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Italian Hardcover Edition
Eric Carle

Dieci paperelle in alto mare is the Italian edition of Eric Carle's 10 Little Rubber Ducks.

Ahoy! Questo classico dell'autore più venduto del New York Times di The Very Hungry Caterpillar e The Grouchy Ladybug ha come protagoniste 10 piccole anatre di gomma e le loro avventure da giramondo. Nella commovente e divertente storia di Eric Carle, illustrata con collage straordinariamente disegnati, i lettori sono portati in un emozionante viaggio di scoperta.

"Anatre fuori bordo!" grida il capitano, mentre un'onda gigante lava una scatola di 10 anatre di gomma dalla sua nave da carico e in mare. Una devia verso ovest, dove un simpatico delfino vi salta sopra. Una balena canta ad un altro. Ma quando il sole tramonta, la decima piccola anatra di gomma viene lasciata tutta da sola, saltando impotente sul grande mare. Seguendo le piccole anatre che fluttuano in tutte le parti del globo, i giovani esploratori possono vedere da soli i significati delle parole direzionali e apprendere semplici concetti matematici, come il conteggio e l'uso dei numeri cardinali e ordinali. Ogni creatura che le anatre incontrano è vista nel proprio habitat e si comporta in maniera realistica, offrendo una prima visione molto semplice della biologia e della geografia.

I piccoli lettori e gli ascoltatori entreranno in empatia con la situazione della piccola anatra - e si rallegreranno per il tiepido finale a sorpresa. "Una meravigliosa lettura ad alta voce per la narrazione o la condivisione uno-a-uno. È un ben definito 10", ha commentato il Library Library Journal in una recensione stellata. "Illustrazioni splendidamente composte", ha detto Booklist. "Come sublimemente semplice e accattivante come i giocattoli che ritrae", ha concordato Publishers Weekly.

Item No. 9788804552062
$21.99
10 Little Rubber Ducks - Spanish Hardcover Edition
Carle, Eric

¡Vamos a recorrer el mundo
con los 10 patitos de goma!

"¡Patos al agua!" grita el capitán del barco mercante al ver que una ola gigante ha lanzado al mar una caja de diez patitos de goma de su cargamento. Los diez patitos se dispersan en todas las direcciones. Hay uno que se va hacia el oeste, donde se encuentra con un simpático delfín que salta por encima de él. A otro le canta una ballena. Pero cuando se pone el sol, el décimo patito de goma se queda solo, solo y abandonado en medio del inmenso mar. El pequeño lector sin duda se identificará con los apuros por los que pasa el patito y se quedará absolutamente encantado con el entrañable y sorprendente desenlace.

En este conmovedor y simpático cuento, ilustrado con una genial técnica basada en el collage, Eric Carle también invita al lector a un viaje lleno de sorpresas y descubrimientos. Siguiendo a los patitos que se dispersan por las distintas zonas del globo terrestre, el niño reconocerá el uso de las expresiones verbales que indican dirección, así como la numeración ordinal y cardinal. Los animales con los que se encuentra cada uno de los patitos se muestran en su propio habitat y con su comportamiento habitual, lo cual supone un primer acercamiento a los conceptos de biología y de geografía.

¡Todos a bordo para un divertido viaje hacia el conocimiento!

Item No. 9780061126239
$19.99
10,000 Dresses
Ewert, Marcus
Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey's awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. You're a BOY! Mother and Father tell Bailey. You shouldn't be thinking about dresses at all. Then Bailey meets Laurel, an older girl who is touched and inspired by Bailey's imagination and courage. In friendship, the two of them begin making dresses together. And Bailey's dreams come true!

This gorgeous picture book--a modern fairy tale about becoming the person you feel you are inside--will delight people of all ages.

Item No. 9781583228500
$16.95
100 Best Books for Children (Softcover)
Silvey, Anita
By selecting only 100 "best books" Silvey distinguishes her guide from all the others and makes it possible to give young readers their literary heritage in the childhood years.
Item No. 9780618618774
$9.95
100 Great Children's Picturebooks
Martin Salisbury
This unashamed visual feast celebrates the best designed and illustrated picturebooks from around the world over the past one hundred years.

Each book is a creation of genius and inventiveness, and their design and illustration represent such diverse trends as the Russian Constructivists, Italian Futurists, and Postwar Neo-romantics. They are also mirrors of their times reflecting social concerns from a child's and family's perspectives throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century.

Fearlessly confronting the frontiers between a child's picturebook and art, this is a collection of books that anyone with an interest in design, illustration, or simply children's literature should know about.
Item No. 9781780674087
$40.00
100 Years of Children's Book Week Posters
Marcus, Leonard S
Celebrate a century of children's book illustration!

For families, art lovers, and history buffs alike, Leonard S. Marcus's visual history tour of 100 years of children's book illustration gathers in one glorious volume the posters of the annual Children's Book Week!

Featuring work from early luminaries such as N. C. Wyeth and Marcia Brown to more contemporary illustrators like David Wiesner, Mary GrandPré, Christian Robinson, and Jillian Tamaki, this beautiful collection showcases the conceptual and iconic images that have defined children's books for generations of young readers.

While the posters within these pages are linked in their resounding advocacy for young people's literacy, they are distinguished by the styles and mediums of their creators and by the historical, social, and cultural influences of their times. Renowned historian Leonard S. Marcus traces these developments in the children's book field with incisive descriptions to accompany each poster.

Children's Book Week has grown over the past one hundred years from a modest grassroots effort to a full-throttle nationwide annual celebration of literacy and the pleasures of reading. The posters in this book beautifully emphasize Book Week's mission, with slogans such as Build the Future with Books, Get Lost in a Book, and One World, Many Stories.

Item No. 9780525645085
$35.00
1001 Children's Books
Eccleshare, Julia
This is the best and most authoritative guide to classic and contemporary children's literature today. It is the latest in the best-selling 1001 series, and its informative reviews are the key to differentiating the must-read books from all the rest in the realm of children's books. Whether you are a parent seeking to instill a love of reading in your child, an educator or counselor looking for inspiration, or a young reader with a voracious appetite, this guide to the best writing for children and young adults covers the spectrum of children's literature. It is organized by age group--from board books to YA novels and all the gradations in between. Each entry features evaluations by a team of international critics complete with beautifully reproduced artwork from the featured title. The beloved classics are here, but the guide also takes a global perspective and includes the increasingly diverse contributions from African American and Latino authors and illustrators--not to mention important books from around the world.
Item No. 9780789318763
$36.95
1001 Things to Spot in the Sea Sticker Book
Interactive sticker book full of busy, detailed illustrations. Items to spot within the main picture are shown in the border as silhouettes and each has a corresponding sticker which children can find, match and add in the correct place. With over a thousand things for children to find, count and talk about.
Item No. 9780794534950
$7.99
123 Cats: A Cat Counting Book
Newman, Leslea
Count on cats as a fun way to learn numbers--in rhyming spreads with expressive appeal for animal lovers of all ages.

Cat Number One has nothing to do . . .
Until she makes friends with Cat Number Two.

Meet cats from one to a dozen in this adorable board book introduction to counting with a feline twist. Author Lesléa Newman draws on her love for (and familiarity with) cats in a concept book for the very young, while illustrator Isabella Kung captures the animals' movements and gestures in a way that is sure to delight.

Item No. 9781536209952
$7.99
123 Salish Sea
McClure, Nikki
This beautiful natural history counting book features artist Nikki McClure's stunning papercut artwork of flora and fauna found in and alongside the Salish Sea.

A celebration of the unique Salish Sea ecosystem, this counting book will inspire kids to learn more about the creatures who are found here, like stubby squids, lumpsuckers, banana slugs, orcas, nudibranchs, and sculpin. Each image is lovingly created by artist Nikki McClure in her intricate papercut style and captures her passion for this special place in the Pacific Northwest.

Item No. 9781632173362
$16.99
123 with 10 Little Rubber Ducks
Carle, Eric

From the World of Eric Carle comes an adorable duck-shaped board book starring 10 little rubber ducks, just in time for spring!

Little ones will love this shaped board book, especially those just learning their numbers. Perfect for fans of All About the Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Count the 10 little rubber ducks as they swim downstream on a lovely spring day. Eric Carle's signature bright collage illustrations feature hatching chicks, a hopping bunny, blossoming flowers, and more spring-time scenes that make this is a great gift for Easter. And the book's duck shape is just the right size for little hands!

Other favorite classic books from Eric Carle include The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, From Head to Toe, and many others.

Item No. 9780062882561
$8.99
13 Words (Hardcover)
Snicket, Lemony

From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no other.

Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive New York Times bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways. Maira Kalman, renowned for her art and design, carries this madcap adventure to wondrous heights with her vision of a world populated with hats, song, and cake. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words.

Item No. 9780061664656
$16.99
28 Days: Moments in Black History
Smith, Charles R

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president.

With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.

Item No. 9781596438200
$18.99
29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy
Snicket, Lemony
We are very curious about the Swinster Pharmacy. We stay up late every night wondering what sort of eerie secrets it contains. Why are there three Styrofoam heads in the windows? Who is the owner? Is it really closed on weekends? Renowned investigator Lemony Snicket has compiled 29 myths about this bewildering establishment, in the vain hope that he could help us shine some light on this enduring mystery.
Item No. 9781938073786
$14.95
5 Worlds #1 The Sand Warrior
Siegel, Alexis
R. J. Palacio, #1 New York Times bestselling author of WONDER, hails this adventure series as "Mind-blowingly beautiful. . . . A must-read."

Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender!

The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there's more to themselves--and more to their worlds--than meets the eye. . . .

- Oona Lee, the clumsiest student at the Sand Dancer Academy, is a fighter with a destiny bigger than she could ever imagine.

- An Tzu, a boy from the poorest slums, has a surprising gift and a knack for getting out of sticky situations.

- Jax Amboy is the star athlete who is beloved by an entire galaxy, but what good is that when he has no real friends?

When these three kids are forced to team up on an epic quest, it will take not one, not two, but 5 WORLDS to contain all the magic and adventure!

A magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!" --Kazu Kibuishi, #1 New York Times bestselling creator of AMULET

Bang-zoom . . . a series that promises to be epic.--The New York Times

"This stellar team has created a gorgeous and entrancing world like no other!" --Noelle Stevenson, New York Times bestselling author of Nimona

"Epic action, adventure, and mystery will draw you in, but the heartfelt characters and their seemingly impossible journey will keep you turning the pages." --Lisa Yee, author of the DC Super Hero Girls(TM) series

Item No. 9781101935880
$12.99
5 Worlds #4: The Amber Anthem
Siegel, Alexis
Think Star Wars meets Avatar: The Last Airbender! Kazu Kibuishi (AMULET) says this graphic novel adventure is a magical journey, as fun as it is beautiful!

In book 4, Oona Lee arrives on Salassandra determined to light the yellow beacon and continue her quest to save the Five Worlds from the evil Mimic's influence. But the beacon is encased in amber! An ancient clue says that Oona and her friends must seek out the Amber Anthem to succeed. Meanwhile, Stan Moon sends an evil Jax robot to assassinate Oona and hunts down An Tzu himself. Turns out, as An Tzu fades away from his Vanishing Illness, he's becoming someone else--someone who could tip the scales in the battle for the Five Worlds!

Item No. 9780593120569
$12.99
50 States
Balkan, Gabrielle

In 51 charmingly illustrated infographic maps, explore every state of the USA from Alabama to Wyoming and the nation's capital to discover more than 2,000 facts that celebrate the people, cities, nature, and historic events that have helped make America what it is today. You'll also get an expansive guide to the state flags and US presidents.

Ghost towns, swamp tours, the center of the universe...bacon donuts, brainy berries, salmon jerky...The French Fry King, The Mother of Oregon, The Queen of Blues...be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States in this curious collection of fact-filled maps.

On each wonderful map, find:

  • A welcome box with a short introduction to the state
  • Key facts, including the capital; state bird, flower, and tree; and statehood order
  • State icons celebrating the state's people, places, and history
  • Six inspiring people who have a connection to the state
  • Region spotlight bubbles to allow you to discover more about one particular place
  • A moments to remember box with a list of significant dates and their events in the state's history
  • Each state's map also contains information about which states it neighbors, its bodies of water and borders, as well as where it is situated in the country. Did you know that while Hawaii shares its border with no one, both Missouri and Tennessee border eight other states? Many state parks, battlefields, national forests, and reservations are also included to inspire you to respect and explore the great outdoors.

    So pack your bags and say later 'gator...the great States await!

    The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

    Also available from the series: The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, Only in America!, and We Are the 50 States.

    Item No. 9781847807113
    $30.00
    50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful Ordinary Life
    Van Der Hulst, Astrid
    The mindful pleasure of learning to draw, with paper goodies and creative secrets from expert illustrators.

    Draw the Flow way. In this innovative approach to drawing instruction, the illustrators from Flow magazine open up their tool kits, sharing secrets and techniques to teach the creatively curious how to draw. And paper goodies bound into the book encourage artistic exploration and remind us of the mindful pleasure of doing creative work.

    The lessons, 50 in all, show how to render the kinds of things we see every day: a bouquet of flowers, a beloved teacup, colorful mittens, the kitchen table, a bike, jam jars, a cat, an apple tree. Along the way we learn about color, materials, perspective, tools, and negative space.

    Filled with paper goodies: ​

  • Paper doll fashion sketchbook to draw your favorite outfits
  • Mini daily drawing pad
  • DIY postcards
  • Watercolor, tracing, and colored papers
  • House interiors to unfold and decorate
  • Item No. 9781523501151
    $24.95
    642 Things to Write (Young Writer Edition)
    826 Valencia
    Write a to-do list for a villain. Describe your dream tree house. Create a haiku about your shoes.

    Young writers will get their creative juices flowing with this collection of smart, funny, and thought-provoking writing exercises. Kids can open to any page to find inspiration, express themselves, and jump-start their literary genius. Collected from the clever minds of 826 Valencia, 642 Things to Write About: Young Writer's Edition is the ultimate playground for imaginative children.

    Item No. 9781452127842
    $16.95
    642 Things to Write About
    San Francisco Writers' Grotto
    This is a great book if your creative juices are running dry. -- Portland Book Review

    A collection of 642 outrageous and witty writing prompts: Banish writer's block with 642 Things to Write, a fun and playful journal that invites inspiration with plenty of space to write it all down. Brimming with entertaining exercises, this writing prompt journal is sure to get the creative juices flowing.

    - From crafting your own obituary and penning an ode to an onion, to telling a dying houseplant why it should live and making a case for your favorite fruit, writers of all levels will stretch their imaginations and put pen to paper.
    - From ridiculous to philosophical, the 642 writing prompts are sure to stimulate the mind and encourage creativity- From the literary minds of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, a workspace and creative community in downtown San Francisco. Thirty-five writers from The Grotto contributed to this prompt journal.

    642 Things to Write About prompt journal will appeal to both novice and seasoned writers.

    Inspire creativity with 642 Thing to Write About.

    - The ultimate gift for writers of all shapes, sizes and genres
    - Creative writing journal offers hours and hours of amusing scenarios to reflect and write on

    Item No. 9781452105444
    $16.95
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    Grace, Christine
    This collection of seven short stories is a startling and imaginative take on the fairytale form. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm, each narrative gently unfolds, reminiscent of ancient, oral storytelling. The reader is constantly taken in unexpected directions as the tales explore contemporary themes of jealousy, relationships, and death. The beautiful presentation includes stunning full color illustrations and several black-and-white "woodcut-style" illustrations.
    Item No. 9781925386844
    $18.99
    9 Months: A Month by Month Guide to Pregancy
    Van De Paal, Esther
    Can you believe that every one of us started as a tiny egg in our mummy's belly? One tiny cell, not bigger than a speck of dust, will grow into a baby in just nine months time. In this book, we follow this amazing process called pregnancy, and see the miracle of a creation of a new life. This fun and informative way to prepare your child for the arrival of their new baby brother or sister is written by two of today's most popular mum bloggers in the English language world, and co-founders of Babyccino: Courtney Adamo and Esther Van de Paal.
    Item No. 9781847809759
    $17.99