Favorite Authors & Illustrators

An Alphabet (Board Book)
Jeffers, Oliver
The New York Times bestselling alphabet/story book from the artist of The Day the Crayons Quit is now available in an abridged edition for the littlest learners!

The perfect introduction to both the alphabet and to the world of Oliver Jeffers! This clever and funny board book from the #1 bestselling illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit and creator of Stuck gives center stage to Oliver Jeffers' whimsical illustrations as it helps parents and toddlers connect through learning and art. A must-have.

Praise for Once Upon an Alphabet

An Amazon Best Book of 2014!

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year!

* "The silly, spare, slightly surreal text occasionally rhymes and endlessly surprises. An utterly delightful alphabet book."-Kirkus Review, starred review

* "With wry humor, equally droll ink illustrations, and a solid dose of alliteration, Jeffers creates delightful mini-narratives for each letter of the alphabet."-Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "An altogether stimulating, surprising, and satisfying reading experience."-School Library Journal, starred review

* "Whimsical, funny, occasionally tragic, and highly entertaining, this collection of (sometimes) interlocking tales is brilliantly inventive."-Horn Book, starred review

"Jeffers knows how to catch the attention of his young audience while challenging their imagination, intellect and vocabulary. This whimsical exploration of letters and language begs to be read over and over again."-BookPage


"Handsome, humorous and clad in bright tomato-red, [this] is the sort of book you may want to rush into the arms of imaginative, good-natured children between 4 and 10 years old. [T]his is no traditional abecedarian exercise.The stories are wonderfully varied, sometimes philosophical and often end surprisingly; the drawings are just as quirky and unpredictable."-The Wall Street Journal

"[W]itty from A to Z . . . no one would blame you for having a copy even if there are no kids in the house. Think of it as Edward Gorey for the preschool set -- and their hip parents."-The Washington Post

Item No. 9780399545429
$8.99
An Extraordinary Egg - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. While taking a walk, three frogs discover what they
believe to be a chicken egg and eagerly wait for it to hatch. When a scaly,
four-legged creature with a long snoutful of teeth emerges a few days later,
the frogs are still convinced it's a chicken and are thrilled to have a new
friend. Soon the frogs and "chicken" are inseparable, at least until the day
"chicken" finds and returns to her mother...an enormous "hen" who looks
suspiciously like an alligator! "An "eggs/rmtraordinary treat from a master
storyteller."--School Library Journal." "Just the thing to lighten up a
picture-book hour."-- "Kirkus."
Item No. 9780679893851
$7.99
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street

Dr. Seuss’s very first book for children! From a mere horse and wagon, young Marco concocts a colorful cast of characters, making Mulberry Street the most interesting location in town. Dr. Seuss’s signature rhythmic text, combined with his unmistakable illustrations, will appeal to fans of all ages, who will cheer when our hero proves that a little imagination can go a very long way. (Who wouldn’t cheer when an elephant-pulled sleigh raced by?) Now over seventy-five years old, this story is as timeless as ever. And Marco’s singular kind of optimism is also evident in McElligot’s Pool.

Item No. 9780394844947
$16.99
Anno's Counting Book
Anno, Mitsumasa

Every child is a natural mathematician, according to Mitsumasa Anno. Children start to count long before they learn their ABC's, for they are constantly comparing and classifying things and events they observe around them. As they try to bring sense and order into what they observe, they are actually performing basic mathematical feats.

In this book, Mitsumasa Anno, the creator of the brilliantly inventive Anno's Alphabet, invites young readers on another stimulating adventure of the imagination-this time into the world of numbers and counting. Gentle watercolor pictures show a landscape changing through the various times of day and the turning seasons, months and years, and the activities of the people and animals who come to live there. But the seemingly simple plan of the book is deceptive: look more carefully and you will see one-to-one correspondences; groups and sets; scales and tabulations; changes over time periods; and many other mathematical relationships as they occur in natural, everyday living. Just as our forebears developed our number system from observing the order of nature, the reader is subtly led to see and understand the real meaning of numbers.

Look at this book and look again. Each time you do so, you will find another application of a natural mathematical concept that you had not noticed before.

First there is an empty field. Then it is January, the 1st month of the year. All alone in the snow strands 1 yellow house. In front, 1 child builds a snowman. Behind the house is 1 tree and 1 black crow. Now, five months later, it is June. There are 6 buildings in the field, 6 children playing, and 6 adults working. One adult tends 6 ducks. Another drives a train with 6 cars. From 1 to 12, through the months of the year, the town grows. More houses and trees and animals and people can be seen - until finally December arrives with all its wintery magic.
Item No. 9780064431231
$7.99
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Anno, Mitsumasa
A Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner

Join Anno, recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, on a spectacular tour of Europe!

A pictorial journey through the traditional countryside, farms, and towns of northern Europe takes readers past familiar storybook characters, visual jokes and puzzles, tricks of perspective, and other surprises.

"With paintings, visual puzzles and tricks of perception, Anno introduces geography and science by focusing on children and adults at work and play, as well as on art, architecture, composers, and painters, as he conducts an imaginary tour of England . . . Lush paintings, exquisitely detailed . . . An exceptional book."--Publishers Weekly

"Executed in meticulous and gently hued watercolors, this imaginative rendering will fill hours of wonderment, always with the delightful anticipation of seeking still one more amazing detail."--Booklist

Item No. 9780698114333
$7.99
Anno's Magic Seeds
Anno, Mitsumasa
A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and twos, then threes and fours, then faster and faster, challenging you to keep track of his riches.
Item No. 9780698116184
$8.99
Antoinette
Dipucchio, Kelly
A 2017 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner

"Fans of Gaston (2014) rejoice! Now it's Antoinette's turn to shine." --Booklist (starred review)
"Delightful...an action-packed romp." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Three cheers for the winning Antoinette!" --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Meet Gaston's friend Antoinette!

Antoinette--a very special poodle--learns to follow her heart and be herself in this charming companion to Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson's beloved Gaston.

Antoinette's three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno is STRONG. Mrs. Bulldog reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her--but Antoinette is not so sure.

Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston's sister Ooh-La-La goes missing. Antoinette feels a tug in her heart and a twitch in her nose. She must find Ooh-La-La. She will not give up!

Can Antoinette rescue the puppy in peril--and discover what makes her extra special along the way?

Item No. 9781481457835
$17.99
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To Fantastical World Around You
Diterlizzi, Tony
It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick, s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick, s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!
www.spiderwick.com
Item No. 9780689859410
$24.99
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You - Autographed Hardcover
Tony DiTerlizzi

It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick, s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick, s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!
www.spiderwick.com

Item No. DITERLIZZI6
$24.99
Astrology Party Card

4.25" x 5.5" notecard featuring artwork by Christian Robinson. Comes with coordinating envelope.

Item No. CHR1842
$5.25
Baby Faces Card

New baby card featuring artwork by Christian Robinson

Card is blank inside and comes with a coordinating envelope. Made in the USA. Measures 4.25" x 5.5"

Item No. CHR1254
$5.25
Balloon Bouquet Card

4.25" x 5.5" notecard featuring artwork by Christian Robinson from the book, When's My Birthday? Comes with coordinating envelope.

Item No. CHR1843
$5.25
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Krauss, Ruth

With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe.

Now Maurice Sendak has turned her bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring a familiar boy in a wolf suit.

Item No. 9780060279943
$14.95
Birthday Party Card

4.25" x 5.5" notecard featuring artwork by Christian Robinson from the book, When's My Birthday? Comes with coordinating envelope.

Item No. CHR1845
$5.25
Boy: Tales of Childhood
Dahl, Roald
Find out where the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG got all his wonderful story ideas in this autobiographical account of his childhood!

From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don't yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed!

Item No. 9780142413814
$7.99
Brown Bear (UK Edition - Softcover)
Carle, Eric

Rare, out of print United Kingdom edition of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? first published in 1984. This 1992 paperback is 1st printing and features a monkey instead of a teacher, as found in the US editions, as well as rare, earlier editions of Eric Carle's collage illustrations.

Colour and animals are shown (with a few surprises) together with a simple rhyming text, which contains some repetitive phrases.
Item No. 9780140502961
$40.00
Brown Bear - Lap Sized Board Book
Martin, Bill

With more than two million copies sold, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? has opened up a world of learning to a generation of children. For this edition, created for the twenty-fifth anniversay in 1992, Bill Martin, Jr., restored his text to its original wording. And Eric Carle created all new pictures--based on the originals, but clearer, brighter, and truer to the colors they represent.

Bill Martin has been devoted to writing children's books for more than thirty years. He has a PhD in early childhood education and he has long been a proponent of using rhyme and rhythm to teach young children how to read.

Eric Carle, illustrator of many beloved children's books, was born in the United States, but spent his early years in Stuttgart, Germany, where he studied art and design at the Academy of Applied Art. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the first book he illustrated.

This book has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9780805095777
$12.99
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Martin, Bill

The Brown Bear & Friends complete four-book board book gift set.

Set contains:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You See?
Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See?
Baby Bear, Baby Bear, What Do You See?

In celebration of Brown Bear's 50th anniversary and Baby Bear's 10th anniversary, all four Bear Book board books are available together for the first time in this gift set. Young readers will love discovering each story and its individual theme: the colors of the classic Brown Bear, the sounds of Polar Bear, the endangered species of Panda Bear, and the North American animals of Baby Bear.

This title has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9781627797306
$33.92
Brown Bear 4-piece Wood Puzzle

4 piece wood puzzle featuring Eric Carle's Brown Bear, perfectly sized for little hands. Ages 18 months and up.

Item No. 96594
$9.95
Brown Bear 50th Anniversary Edition (Board Book Edition)
Martin, Bill

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the ever-popular Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? with the complete unabridged text and art, available for the first time in padded board book. With a soft, touchable cover, this edition is perfect for the youngest of readers! Little hands will love holding this padded board book edition of the classic Brown Bear. Readers will discover the classic rhythmic text featuring colorful animals, brought to life in Eric Carle's powerful collage art.

This title has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9781627797221
$9.99
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Martin, Bill

A special 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, complete with audio CD read by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Fifty years ago, Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle collaborated on their first book together, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Since then, Brown Bear has become a perpetual favorite for generations of teachers, parents, and children.

To celebrate Brown Bear's 50th birthday, this special anniversary edition is a larger size, has an updated cover, and includes an audio CD. Brown Bear fans will be able to read along with the story as it's read on the CD and hear the author and illustrator talk about this beloved book.

This title has Common Core connections.

Item No. 9781627797214
$19.99
Brown Bear Animals Limited Edition Print

From Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Signed limited edition of 500 prints
18” x 24” 100 lb text weight paper
Pond Ekberg Company, Chicopee

Actual print not watermarked with "The Carle"

Item No. X8963
$250.00
Brown Bear Backpack

Based on Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, this backpack is designed to meet the needs of very busy, hungry preschoolers! Made of safe, easy-to-clean materials, they make learning, traveling and snack time easy and fun!

  • Recommended for children who are 36-42" tall
  • Englarged, durable goldfish zipper pull for little hands
  • Two outside pockets for drink and supplies
  • Outside zip pocket with inner mesh for quick and easy access to important items
  • Large inside mesh pocket for organizing medium sized items and supplies
  • Adjustable, padded straps for maximum comfort and support
  • Measures 12" wide x 4" deep x 13.5" high
  • Ages 3+
Item No. 55662
$22.95
Brown Bear Blankey

Based on Eric Carle's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? this sweet baby toy features a soft plush bear with a 14" x 14" double-sided blanket (super soft on the patterned side and then silky smooth on the solid side). Ages 0+

Item No. 55296
$16.95
Brown Bear Bulletin Board Set

Includes 12 storytelling pieces, largest 16" x 10.5", resource guide and book cover image.

Item No. 12821
$13.99