Favorite Authors & Illustrators

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Slide & Find
Martin, Bill

Eric Carle's familiar illustrations of brown bear, red bird, yellow duck and the other endearing animals from his classic creation parade across the pages of this great interactive board book. As each page is turned, a new animal and its color are introduced, accompanied by Bill Martin's singsong, rhyming question-and-response text to read aloud or listen to. There are sliding doors throughout the book, which children will just love to open, so they can discover what the next animal in this engaging story will be.

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Martin, Bill

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? beginning readers:

These beloved children's stories are now available in beginning reader format.
With the important pre-reading concepts of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, these picture books have long been used as beginning readers. Now, with a 6" x 9" trim and a classic beginning reader layout, children will have a more "grown up" version to read by themselves.
Complete with an introduction by master educator Laura Robb, and with fun reading activities added, these new versions of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? are certain to appeal to a new age group and find an even wider audience.

Item No. 9780805092448
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
Cake Ladder Cake

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

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Candles 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. CHR1847
Cats' Night Out
Klassen, Jon

From two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line, dancing felines take to the streets, the fire escapes, and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book that is part counting and part introduction to music, dance, and rhythm. The short rhyming text makes it a perfect read-aloud treat, and with vivid illustrations from a breakout DreamWorks animator, readers and listeners alike will be thrilled to see what happens one night on Easy Street when a pair of cats start to groove to the beat.

Item No. 9781416940050
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Dahl, Roald
From the author of The BFG and Matilda!

Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!

Item No. 9780142410318
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Dahl, Roald
From the bestselling author of Matilda and The BFG!

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world'' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

Item No. 9780142410325
Chicken Soup with Rice - Softcover
Sendak, Maurice

Maurice Sendak, the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the iconic Where the Wild Things Are, created a warmly loved classic book of months, in verse, with Chicken Soup with Rice.

This rhyming book cleverly uses a little boy's love for soup to teach children the months of the year and features Sendak's imaginative drawings and lyrical verses.

Who says you can only slurp chicken soup with rice in cold January or freezing December? Chicken soup with rice is nice all year round!

Item No. 9780064432535
Christian Robinson - The Dead Bird

Image from The Dead Bird by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 13" T x 19" W.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Gift Bag - Afro Birthday

Large gift bag featuring artwork by Christian Robinson, as seen in the picture book When's My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano. Bag measures 10" x 5" x 12.75" and is made of heavyweight coated paper with cotton rope handles.

Don't forget the coordinating birthday card!

Item No. CHR1879
Christian Robinson Gift Bag - Windows

Small gift bag featuring artwork by Christian Robinson. Bag measures 8" x 4" x 9.5" and is made of heavyweight coated paper with cotton rope handles.

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Christian Robinson Print - Another

19" x 30" Giclee print featuring artwork from Another by Christian Robinson.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Print - Antoinette and Gaston

Image from Antoinette by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Print measures 19" x 13".

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Print - Gaston Cover

Cover image from Gaston by Kelly diPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 12" T x 9.5" W. Actual image area measures 10.125" x 8".

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Print - Josephine

Cover image from Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Print measures 12" x 9".

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Print - Last Stop on Market Street Bus

Image from Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 12" T x 9" W.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Christian Robinson Print - New York Times Book Review

Image from The New York Times Book Review. Artwork by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 9" T x 15" W.

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Christian Robinson Print - School's First Day of School Playground

Image from School's First Day of School by Adam Rex, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 13" x 19".

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

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Colors, Numbers, Letters - Board Book
Lionni, Leo
Leo Lionni's playful mice present the three most basic early-learning concepts in one irresistible board book. Cheerful collage mice prance across the pages as they identify the colors of the rainbow. They make math fun by counting each other. And they're up to their best tricks as they cavort, juggle and play hide-and-seek with the 26 letters of the alphabet.

With its rounded corners and non-toxic ink, Colors, Numbers, Letters can be enjoyed by the very youngest of "readers." It's brimful of fun things for parents to point out and talk about with their baby or toddler, and makes an inexpensive, yet beautiful and thoughtful gift for baby showers.

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Jansson, Tove

When Moomintroll learns that a comet will be passing by, he and his friend Sniff travel to the Observatory on the Lonely Mountains to consult the Professors. Along the way, they have many adventures, but the greatest adventure of all awaits them when they learn that the comet is headed straight for their beloved Moominvalley.

Item No. 9780312608880
Cornelius - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
Illus. in full color. Unlike other crocodiles, Cornelius walks upright, sees
things, and does tricks no other crocodile can. His friends aren't
impressed--or are they? "Endearingly captures the spirit of the seeker, the
thinker, and those who are born to be different. Lionni's collages are
wonderfully rich and colorful, perfectly setting the stage for a tale children
will enjoy."--(starred) "School Library Journal.
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D is for Dahl
Dahl, Roald
Did you know that Roald Dahl loved chocolate, but never ate spaghetti? Or that he was a terrible speller? Or that he had four sisters? D Is for Dahl is an A to Z collection of facts, trivia, and zany details that bring Roald Dahl and his memorable characters to life. Filled with Quentin Blake's illustrations plus black-and-white photos, each spread is exploding with information about the creator of Willy Wonka, James, and Matilda--from his family tree to the exact type of pencil he used to write his stories. Perfect for devoted fans and Dahl newcomers alike, this is a gloriumptious guide to the world of Roald Dahl.
Item No. 9780142409343
Danny the Champion of the World
Dahl, Roald
From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG!

Danny has a life any boy would love--his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.

Item No. 9780142410332
Dear Mili
Maurice Sendak

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On September 28, 1983, the discovery of a previously unknown tale by Wilhelm Grimm was reported on the front page of The New York Times. "After more than 150 years," the Times noted, "Hansel and Gretel, Snow-White, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella will be joined by another Grimm fairy-tale character." The story of dear Mili was preserved in a letter Wilhelm Grimm wrote to a little girl in 1816, a letter that remained in her family's possession for over a century and a half. It tells of a mother who sends her daughter into the forest to save her from a terrible war. The child comes upon the hut of an old man, who gives her shelter, and she repays his kindness by serving him faithfully for what she thinks are three days. Actually, thirty years have passed, but Mili has remained safe, and with the old man's blessing there is still time for a tender reunion with her mother. As for the pictures that interpret Dear Mili―hailed by School Library Journal as "gorgeous"―they were a milestone in Maurice Sendak's career, the work of a master at the height of his powers.

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