Favorite Authors & Illustrators

Gaston
Dipucchio, Kelly
A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.

This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips--never slobbers! He yips--never yaps! And he walks with grace--never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.

But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park--Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette--reveals there's been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places. The new families look right...but they don't feel right. Can these puppies follow their noses--and their hearts--to find where they belong?

Item No. 9781442451025
$17.99
Gaston Doll

Soft, huggable bulldog plush doll inspired by the book, Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson. Safe for all ages, perfect for ages 2-8. Measures 9.5" tall (including his perky ears).

Item No. 9781579823948
$16.95
Gaston Enamel Pin

Can this puppy follow his nose--and his heart--to find where he belongs?

Based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.

White enamel with gold accents. Measures approximately 1.5" x 1". Limited edition.

Looking for more Gaston goodness? Check out the plush and giclee prints!

Item No. 95378838
$16.95
Gem Buddies Card

Blank card with coordinating envelope. Artwork by Christian Robinson. Printed with soy inks on 60% tree free recycled paper. Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"

Item No. CHR1524
$5.25
George's Marvelous Medicine
Dahl, Roald
A taste of her own medicine.

George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life--and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

Item No. 9780142410356
$7.99
Geraldine The Music Mouse - Softcover
Lionni, Leo
The cheerful celebration of art, music, and cheese from beloved four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Leo Lionni.

While nibbling at a huge hunk of parmesan cheese, Geraldine uncovers a cheese statue of a mouse playing what seems to be a flute but on closer inspection is really its tail. That night Geraldine is woken by silver and gold sounds. "This must be music!" she says. And every night the cheese mouse fills Geraldine's hideaway with beautiful music. Then one day her hungry mice friends ask her to share her cheese with them. Geraldine's new love of music infuses her with a magic of her own and provides a satisfying conclusion to this delightful tale.

Item No. 9780375855146
$6.99
Giraffe Birthday Card

Birthday 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. CHR1247
$5.25
Golden Afternoon & Dragon Summoner 2-in-1 Puzzle
Tony DiTerlizzi

Two 300-piece jigsaw puzzles in one box featuring artwork by Tony DiTerlizzi. Each puzzle measures 18" x 24" and includes frameable 8" x 10" prints. Made in the USA.

Item No. 33244409
$16.95
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Dr Seuss
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in "Life" magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only 223 words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote 44 books in this series. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
Item No. 9780394800165
$9.99
Halfling Scholar & Twilight Traveler 2-in-1 Puzzle
Tony DiTerlizzi

Two 300-piece jigsaw puzzles in one box featuring artwork by Tony DiTerlizzi. Each puzzle measures 18" x 24" and includes frameable 8" x 10" prints. Made in the USA.

Item No. 81051541
$16.95
Hansel & Gretel
Brothers Grimm

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

Lisbeth Zerger, winner of the 1990 Hans Christian Andersen Medal, brings her distinctive talent to the timeless story of two innocent children who lose their way in the dark forest. When the siblings happen upon the gingerbread house of a wicked witch, they unwittingly stumble into one of the most enduring fairy tales of all time. As the witch tries to fatten poor Hansel, and Gretel cunningly outsmarts her, Ms. Zwergeras illustrations winningly portray the haunting witch, the daring escape, and the welcome return to their loving father. This wonderful reissue of a childhood favorite will be cherished by children and adults everywhere who appreciate beautiful books."

Item No. 9780698400788
$16.99
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Dr Seuss
Illus. in color. "The Great Birthday Bird guides us on a birthday trip. The
multicolored excursion is a festive one."-- "School Library Journal."
Item No. 9780394800769
$16.99
Harlem's Little Blackbird
Renee Watson & Christian Robinson

Zora and Langston. Billie and Bessie. Eubie and Duke. If the Harlem Renaissance had a court, they were its kings and queens. But there were other, lesser known individuals whose contributions were just as impactful, such as Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead.

Fans of When Marian Sang and Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa will jump at the chance to discover another talented performer whose voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her.

Item No. 9780375869730
$17.99
Harlem's Little Blackbird - Autographed
Renee Watson & Christian Robinson

Autographed by illustrator Christian Robinson

From acclaimed author Renee Watson and Caldecott Honor winner Christian Robinson comes the true story of Florence Mills. Born to parents who were former-slaves Florence knew early on that she loved to sing. And that people really responded to her sweet, bird-like voice. Her dancing and singing catapulted her all the way to the stages of 1920s Broadway where she inspired songs and even entire plays! Yet with all this success, she knew firsthand how bigotry shaped her world. And when she was offered the role of a lifetime from Ziegfeld himself, she chose to support all-black musicals instead.

Fans of When Marian Sang and Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa will jump at the chance to discover another talented performer whose voice transcended and transformed the circumstances society placed on her.

Item No. AUTOCHR4
$17.99
Hector Protector
Sendak, Maurice
Maurice Sendak has interpreted these old' Mother Goose rhymes in animated sequences that have the aliveness and immediacy of a child's own imaginings.There is little in these verses to suggest the settings, the characterizations, the unforeseen twists and turns of Mr. Sendak's fantastical picture-stories. They extend the boundaries of the short rhymes and add surprising dimension.The many admirers of Where the Wild Things Are and The Nutshell Library will recognize in Hector Protector and the seafarer of As I Went Over the Water the same pugnaciousness, love of mischief, and derring-do that characterize Max and Pierre. And they will agree that Mr. Sendak has created a true picture book of astounding originality.
Item No. 9780060286422
$19.95
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Yeoman, John
Crane lives at one end of the swamp and Heron at the other end. One day, Crane realizes he is lonely and thinks it's time he asked Heron to marry him. But life is never that simple and proposing turns out to be more difficult than Crane could ever imagine.
Item No. 9781849392006
$9.99
Higglety Pigglety Pop -  Softcover
Sendak, Maurice
A daring imagination has woven a simple rhyme into a brilliantly original tale [about Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, who seeks Experience and becomes the star of the World Mother Goose Theatre].

Notable Children's Books of 1967 (ALA)
1968 Fanfare Honor List (H)
Best Books of 1967 (SLJ)
Children's Books of 1967 (Library of Congress)

Item No. 9780064430210
$8.99
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Prelutsky, Jack
Started by Seuss, finished by Prelutsky, and illustrated by Lane Smith, "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" is a joyous ode to individuality. The story stars an unsinkable teacher named Miss Bonkers and quirky little Diffendoofer School, which must prove it has taught its students how to think. Includes Seuss' original 1989 pencil sketches and hand-printed notes for the book. (Ages 4 - 8)
Item No. 9780679890089
$17.00
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Dr Seuss
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
Item No. 9780394800295
$9.99
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Dr Seuss
Illus. in color by the author. It's the talk of the jungle when an elephant
hatches an egg. Extravagant nonsense and rollicking verse.
Item No. 9780394800776
$14.95
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Dr Seuss
Illus. in color. Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny
creatures on a speck of dust. An easy reader with delightful verse and pictures.
Item No. 9780394800783
$14.95
Hot Air Balloon 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. CHR1846
$5.25
House Held Up By Trees
Kooser, Ted
From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Ted Kooser and rising talent Jon Klassen comes a poignant tale of loss, change, and nature's quiet triumph.

When the house was new, not a single tree remained on its perfect lawn to give shade from the sun. The children in the house trailed the scent of wild trees to neighboring lots, where thick bushes offered up secret places to play. When the children grew up and moved away, their father, alone in the house, continued his battle against blowing seeds, plucking out sprouting trees. Until one day the father, too, moved away, and as the empty house began its decline, the trees began their approach. At once wistful and exhilarating, this lovely, lyrical story evokes the inexorable passage of time -- and the awe-inspiring power of nature to lift us up.

Item No. 9780763651077
$16.99
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Vogel, Amos
A Sendak treasure long out of print available for the first time in decades.
Item No. 9780060284626
$16.99
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Dr Seuss
Everybody's favorite Christmas grouch celebrates forty "grinchily" gorgeous years! Here is the classic Suessian tale of how the Grinch attempted to take Christmas away from the Who's down in Who-ville.
Item No. 9780394800790
$16.99