Books

Little Blue and Little Yellow - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
Beloved picture book creator and four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni's very first story for children, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can't find each other. When they finally do, they give each other such a big hug that they turn green! How they find their true colors again concludes a wonderfully satisfying story told with colorful pieces of torn paper and very few words. Leo Lionni launched his children's book career in 1959 with Little Blue and Little Yellow, and this 50th-anniversary edition, complete with Lionni's own explanation of how the book came to be, is sure to resonate with children today.

Item No. 9780375860133
$15.99
Little Blue and Little Yellow - Softcover
Leo Lionni

Little blue and little yellow share wonderful adventures. One day, they can't find one another. When they finally meet, they are overjoyed. They hug until they become green. But where did little blue and little yellow go? Are they lost?

Item No. 9780399555534
$7.99
Matthew's Dream - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
"One of Lionni's familiar-looking mice lives in a junk-strewn attic. When
Matthew visits an art gallery, he is entranced. That night Matthew dreams about
walking hand in hand through 'playful patches of color.' He awakens, his
inspiration stays with him and he goes on to paint great things. Lionni uses
familiar collage and color techniques, but what colors! He employs bright, rich
hues that stand out smartly against white backgrounds."-- "School Library
Journal" (starred)
Item No. 9780679873181
$7.99
Nicolas, Where Have You Been? Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni's beloved fable about the benefits of being open minded.

When the young mouse Nicolas sets out across the great meadow alone in search of ripe red berries, he is grabbed up by the claws of a huge bird and carried high into the sky. But that is only the beginning of Nicolas's adventure. How he gets the berries he was hoping to find, and learns to trust the very creatures he thought were his enemies, makes this Leo Lionni fable one that young children will want to hear again and again.

Item No. 9780375855498
$6.99
On My Beach There Are Many Pebbles - Softcover
Lionni, Leo

Take a look. And another. And another. Are those ordinary pebbles you see, lying on an ordinary beach? Or are they hearts and gift-wrapped packages, numbers, letters, and the faces of friends? Take a look. And another.

Item No. 9780688132842
$6.99
Pezzetino - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
A classic fable about the search for identity, from Caldecott Honor winning picture book creator Leo Lionni.

Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a "little piece," which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. "I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to someone else," he thinks. How Pezzettino learns that he belongs to no one but himself is the joyous and satisfying conclusion to this beautiful mosaic style picture book.

Item No. 9780307929990
$6.99
Pezzettino - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a “little piece,” which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to someone else,” he thinks. How Pezzettino learns that he belongs to no one but himself is the joyous and satisfying conclusion to this beautiful mosaic style picture book.
Item No. 9780394831565
$15.95
Six Crows - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
While a farmer tends his field of wheat, six hungry crows watch and wait in a nearby tree. When the wheat ripens, the farmer builds a scarecrow to frighten them off, but these ingenious crows are not so easily scared. Bringing this original fable to life with brilliant collages, Leo Lionni deftly draws parallels between animal and human behavior that children can readily appreciate. And once again he shows us that compromise can work magic.
Item No. 9780375845505
$16.99
Swimmy - Hardcover
Leo Lionni

Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger. With its graceful text and stunning artwork, this Caldecott Honor Book deserves a place on every child’s shelf.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Item No. 9780394817132
$17.99
Swimmy - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
The gorgeous, Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a very clever fish by beloved picture book creator Leo Lionni.

Deep in the sea lives a happy school of fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how--with ingenuity and team work--they can overcome any danger.

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Honor, this beloved tale of a brave little fish has been a favorite to generations of readers. To celebrate Swimmy's fiftieth anniversary, we are issuing a handsome special edition hardcover that includes a bonus poster.

Item No. 9780399555503
$7.99
The Alphabet Tree - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
When a fierce wind threatens to blow all the little letters out of the alphabet tree, they must band together in words--and then sentences--to create a message that's even stronger than the wind: peace on earth. With their newfound knowledge, there's nothing the letters can't do in this gentle parable about the power of the written word.
Item No. 9780679808350
$7.99
The Biggest House In The World - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. A young snail realizes that a big house might be a
disaster for him. "The translucent color of the pictures and the simplicity of
the text make a perfect combination."-- "Book World.
"
Item No. 9780394827407
$7.99
The Greentail Mouse - Hardcover
Lionni, Leo
The beloved fable from four-time Caldecott Honor winner Leo Lionni!

Originally published in 1973, this is the offbeat fable of a city mouse who visits his peaceful country cousins and tells them about Mardi Gras in the city. The country mice are inspired to have their own Mardi Gras. And at first it is fun wearing their masks with sharp teeth and tusks and scaring each other, but after a while they begin believing that they really are ferocious animals.

Leo Lionni's winsome mice cavort across big double-page spreads of oil paintings and tell a story about what is real and what is not that is just right for preschoolers.

Item No. 9780375823992
$15.95
The Greentail Mouse - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Originally published in 1973, this is the offbeat fable of a city mouse who visits his peaceful country cousins and tells them about Mardi Gras in the city. The country mice are inspired to have their own Mardi Gras. And at first, it is fun wearing their masks with sharp teeth and tusks and scaring each other, but after a while, they begin believing that they really are ferocious animals.

Leo Lionni's winsome mice cavort across big double-page spreads of oil paintings and tell a story about what is real and what is not that is just right for preschoolers. Reissued in hardcover in 2003, it now makes its debut in Dragonfly paperback.

Item No. 9780307981516
$7.99
Theodore and theTalking Mushroom - Hardcover
Leo Lionni
Theodore, a little mouse, lives with a lizard that can grow a new tail, a frog that can swim underwater, and a turtle that can close up like a box. But Theodore has no special talents of his own. When he discovers a mushroom that says “Quirp,” Theodore tells his friends that this is the only talking mushroom in the world, and that “quirp” means that he should be venerated above all animals. The word spreads, and Theodore is bestowed with a crown—until the truth comes out. When his friends learn that they’ve been deceived, Theodore discovers that he does have a special talent—running away very fast!

This tall tale provides an excellent starting-point for discussions of honesty.
Item No. 9780375845512
$16.99
Tico and the Golden Wings - Hardcover
Leo Lionni

Tico, a little bird born without wings, is one day granted his dearest wish. But the wings he gets are made of gold and his bird friends turn against him. “You think you are better than we are,” they say. What Tico does with his golden feathers—and the important lesson he learns—is a fable that children will take to their hearts.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Item No. 9780394817491
$16.99
Tico and the Golden Wings - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
A classic fable encouraging generosity and individuality, from four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

Tico, a little bird born without wings, is one day granted his dearest wish. But the wings he gets are made of gold and his bird friends turn against him. "You think you are better than we are," they say. What Tico does with his golden feathers--and the important lesson he learns--is a fable that children will take to their hearts.

Item No. 9780394830780
$6.99
Tillie and the Wall - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. "Lionni's inquisitive, clever mice prove once more the
value of the fable as a storytelling device, especially when it is simply told
and beautifully illustrated. Confined to a meadow behind a high wall, Tillie
longs to discover the unknown world beyond the wall. It takes all of Tillie's
determination to find a way to the other side. A superior picture book, this
should be a perennial favorite for primary grade story hours."--(starred)
"School Library Journal.
"
Item No. 9780679813576
$7.99
What? Board Book
Leo Lionni
From a ringing telephone to a pair of eyeglasses to a wedge of cheese, Leo Lionni's signature illustration style and a toddler-friendly text ask a simple question: What is the object on this page? One of four board books that celebrates the art and imagination of Leo Lionni, this is a perfect introduction to an early learning concept for busy toddlers, as well as a wonderful stepping stone into the world of one of our best-loved children's book creators.
Item No. 9780385754064
$5.99
Where? Board Book
Leo Lionni

From high up in a tree, to inside a shoe and outside of a mouse hole, Leo Lionni's signature illustration style and a toddler-friendly text ask a simple question: Where is the mouse on each page? One of four board books that celebrates the art and imagination of Leo Lionni, this book is a perfect introduction to an early learning concept for busy toddlers, as well as a wonderful stepping stone into the world of one of our best-loved children's book creators.

Item No. 9780385754071
$5.99