Melissa Sweet

A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams
Bryant, Jen
2009 Caldecott Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
NCTE Notable Children's Book

When he wrote poems, he felt as free as the Passaic River as it rushed to the falls. Willie's notebooks filled up, one after another. Willie's words gave him freedom and peace, but he also knew he needed to earn a living. So he went off to medical school and became a doctor -- one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing poetry. In this picture book biography of William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and Melissa Sweet's stunning mixed-media illustrations celebrate the amazing man who found a way to earn a living and to honor his calling to be a poet.

Item No. 9780802853028
$18.00
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
Bryant, Jen
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award


An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children

As a child in the late 1800s, Horace Pippin loved to draw: He loved the feel of the charcoal as it slid across the floor. He loved looking at something in the room and making it come alive again in front of him. He drew pictures for his sisters, his classmates, his co-workers. Even during W.W.I, Horace filled his notebooks with drawings from the trenches . . . until he was shot. Upon his return home, Horace couldn't lift his right arm, and couldn't make any art. Slowly, with lots of practice, he regained use of his arm, until once again, he was able to paint--and paint, and paint! Soon, people--including the famous painter N. C. Wyeth--started noticing Horace's art, and before long, his paintings were displayed in galleries and museums across the country.

Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

Item No. 9780375867125
$17.99
Animal Village: Tell Me a Story Cards

Join the animals in this village as they dance, sing, and play. Recurring characters, locations and props encourage linking the cards in endless combinations for fresh, new stories every time it’s played. Ages 3+

  • Cards are 3.75” x 4.75”
  • 36 cards
  • Sliding tray box for easy storage
  • Instructions included
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$12.95
Bat Jamboree
Appelt, Kathi

The Bat Jamboree was held early this year, at the old drive-in movie not too far from here. It was standing room only as the houselights went down. The spotlight came up -- there wasn't a sound! Then: 1 bat sang.2 bats flapped. 3 bats cha-cha-ed4 bats tapped.

Every year a troupe of 55 buoyant bats comes up with 10 fabulous acts to entertain and instruct an enthusiatic audience. And every year the bats top themselves when they perform the grandest finale of all . . .

With its exuberant text and enchanting illustrations, Bat Jamboree is both a counting book and a thrilling theatrical event.

Item No. 9780688161675
$6.99
Brave Girl
Markel, Michelle

The true story of the young immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

This picture book biography about Ukrainian immigrant Clara Lemlich tackles topics like activism and the U.S. garment industry. The art, by Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet, beautifully incorporates stitching and fabric. A bibliography and an author's note on the garment industry are included.

When Clara arrived in America, she couldn't speak English. She didn't know that young women had to go to work, that they traded an education for long hours of labor, that she was expected to grow up fast.

But that didn't stop Clara. She went to night school, spent hours studying English, and helped support her family by sewing in a shirtwaist factory.

Clara never quit, and she never accepted that girls should be treated poorly and paid little. Fed up with the mistreatment of her fellow laborers, Clara led the largest walkout of women workers the country had seen.

From her short time in America, Clara learned that everyone deserved a fair chance. That you had to stand together and fight for what you wanted. And, most importantly, that you could do anything you put your mind to.

This picture book biography about the plight of immigrants in America in the early 1900s and the timeless fight for equality and justice should not be missed.

Item No. 9780061804427
$17.99
Carmine: A Little More Red
Sweet, Melissa

The timeless tale of Little Red Riding Hood is presented in this fresh, lively retelling with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end. Full color.

Item No. 9780618997176
$6.95
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Janeczko, Paul B

Pssst...reader!

I've got something to tell you.

I'm not just another book of poetry.

I'm full of voices you've never heard before.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a turtle, a snowflake, or a pile of dirty laundry?

All sorts of objects and animals speak up in these poems that are just shouting to be read.

So what are you waiting for? Check me out!

Item No. 9780688162511
$15.99
Dirty Laundry Pile: Poems in Different Voices - Autographed Hardcover
Paul B. Janeczko & Melissa Sweet

Autographed by illustrator Melissa Sweet

Pssst...reader!

I've got something to tell you.

I'm not just another book of poetry.

I'm full of voices you've never heard before.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a turtle, a snowflake, or a pile of dirty laundry?

All sorts of objects and animals speak up in these poems that are just shouting to be read.

So what are you waiting for? Check me out!

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$15.99
Drawing Book with Melissa Sweet

Draw with Melissa Sweet!

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$9.95
Firefly July (Softcover)
Janeczko, Paul B
"Sweet's pictures are, in a word, gorgeous. . . . They capture and expand the spirit and sensibility of the verses they illustrate to wonderful effect." -- Booklist (starred review)

It only takes a few words, if they're the right words, to create a strong image. Whether listened to in the comfort of a cozy lap or read independently, the thirty-six very short poems in this collection remind readers young and old that a few perfect words and pictures can make the world glow. Selected by acclaimed poet Paul B. Janeczko and gorgeously illustrated by Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet, this anthology invites children to sample poems throughout the four seasons.
Item No. 9780763699710
$7.99
Hanukkah Lights - Board Book
Martin, David
Sweet illustrations and simple language bring the holidays to life for the youngest of children.

Candles on the menorah, ready to light! At Hanukkah, there are many much-anticipated rituals -- latkes to eat, dreidels to spin, presents to give and receive, and shiny gold treats. Add some free-form fun, from shadow puppetry to singing and dancing, and you have a warm, truly child-friendly celebration.

Item No. 9780763630294
$5.99
Hanukkah Lights - Softcover
Martin, David
Sweet illustrations and simple language bring Hanukah to life for the youngest of children in this delightful sticker book.

Candles on the menorah, ready to light! At Hanukkah, there are many much-anticipated rituals--latkes to eat, dreidels to spin, presents to give and receive, and shiny gold treats. Add some free-form fun, from shadow puppetry to singing and dancing, and you have a warm, truly child-friendly celebration.

Item No. 9780763679729
$5.99
How to Read a Book
Alexander, Kwame

A stunning new picture book from Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet! This New York Times bestselling duo has teamed up for the first time to bring you How to Read a Book, a poetic and beautiful journey about the experience of reading.

Find a tree--a

black tupelo or

dawn redwood will do--and

plant yourself.

(It's okay if you prefer a stoop, like Langston Hughes.)

With these words, an adventure begins. Kwame Alexander's evocative poetry and Melissa Sweet's lush artwork come together to take readers on a sensory journey between the pages of a book.

How to Read a Book has received three starred reviews!

Item No. 9780062307811
$17.99
Life on Earth Memory Game

Flora and fauna from around the world show the richness of Life on Earth. Twenty-four pairs of tiles include everything from iguanas to cardinals, oak leaves and acorns to underwater coral.

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$17.95
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Sampson, Michael
From beloved storytellers Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson and with shimmering illustrations by Caldecott Honor- artist Melissa Sweet comes a celebration of the animals all around us!

Squawk! Hiss! Grr! Roar!

Big, small, black, brown--all kinds of animals make their home in our world. From the jungle to the mountains to your own backyard, listen and you just might hear the sounds they make!

Item No. 9781442454729
$17.99
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Holub, Joan
Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.
Item No. 9780811878692
$16.99
My Grandma Is Coming To Town

When a familiar phone voice is suddenly there in person, little Albert develops a major case of shyness, but it’s nothing that sharing some favorite rhymes can’t cure.


Hark, hark, the dogs do bark,
My grandma is coming to town.
She’ll fly in a great big airplane,
Up in the air and down.

Even though Grandma lives far away, Albert loves talking to her on the
phone and receiving the gifts she sends in the mail. So he’s thrilled that Grandma is coming to visit - until the moment she arrives, when he
suddenly feels strangely shy. But thanks to their favorite rhymes and a bit
of make-believe, a long-distance grandma becomes a wonderful reality in
this sweet, cheerily illustrated story about a special family tie.

Item No. 9780763612375
$13.99
Natural Science Puzzle

eeBoo’s new Natural Science 100 Piece Puzzle features the striking artwork of acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Melissa Sweet. The Natural History Puzzle boasts a gorgeous array of nature’s most spectacular creations. Printed with gold gloss accents, eeBoo’s Natural History Puzzle has a high-quality feel without the cost. Ages 5+

Features

  • For ages 5 and up
  • Puzzle size 18" x 27"
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$16.95
Pinky and Rex
Howe, James
From the earliest stages of sounding out words to the excitement of reading a whole book without help, Ready-to-Read books open up a world of possibilities to children at three different levels:
  • LEVEL 1: STARTING TO READ
  • LEVEL 2: READING TOGETHER
  • LEVEL 3: READING ALONE
    Pinky has twenty-seven stuffed animals, and Rex has twenty-seven dinosaurs. They have everything the same, and that's the way it should be with best friends. So what do they do when there's only one pink dinosaur in the museum gift shop, and they both want it? Could Pinky's pesky little sister Amanda have the answer?
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    $3.99
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    Howe, James
    Pinky's favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he's still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?
    Item No. 9780689808340
    $3.99
    Some Writer: The Story of E.B. White
    Sweet, Melissa
    6 Starred Reviews! New York Times Bestseller! A People Magazine Best Children's Book! A Washington Post Best Book! A Publishers Weekly Best Book! Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Award Honor recipient

    Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White's personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children's book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.

    Item No. 9780544319592
    $18.99
    Spike the Mixed-Up Monster
    Hood, Susan
    Meet Spike, a lovable monster--and a real-life salamander--who's looking for friends in this lively picture book that includes Spanish vocabulary.

    Spike is a scary-looking salamander who keeps trying to frighten other animals--until he finds that using fear is not the best way to make friends. And since Spike lives in Mexico (he is an endangered species called the axolotl), this story is peppered with easy-to-understand Spanish words. In addition to a charming tale of friendship, this picture book contains nonfiction information about the axolotl and a Spanish/English glossary.

    Item No. 9781442406018
    $16.99
    The Boy Who Drew Birds
    Davies, Jacqueline
    John James Audubon was a boy who loved the outdoors and believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. Capturing the early passion of America's greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the calls of birds large and small near their own homes.
    Item No. 9780618243433
    $16.99
    The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus
    Bryant, Jen
    2015 Caldecott Honor Book

    2015 Sibert Medal Winner

    For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

    Readers of all ages will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

    Item No. 9780802853851
    $18.99
    What Do You Know? Science Bingo

    Learn Natural History and Earth Science Facts as you play! Includes 6 game boards, 48 tiles and real cloth bag. Each playing piece features a different species. Beautifully illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

    Item No. BOWHA2
    $19.95