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Pictures at Play: Metafiction in Art

On view at The carle May 4 - November 3, 2024

Big (with Autographed Print)
Harrison, Vashti

2024 Randolph Caldecott Award Winner

Winner of the Caldecott Medal! A Coretta Scott King Award Author and Illustrator Honor book, a National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times bestseller! This deeply moving story shares valuable lessons about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance, from...
Item No. 9780316353229
$19.99
10 Minutes Till Bedtime
Rathmann, Peggy
It's almost bedtime! At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters arrives at the door. There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do! But with the help of the Hamsters' 10-Minute Bedtime Tour (guided by his own pet hamster), the little boy is able to get his toys...
Item No. 9780142400241
$8.99
A Very Cranky Book
Angela and Tony DiTerlizzi

The first picture book collaboration from bestselling husband-and-wife team Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi is the charmingly irreverent tale of a very cranky book . . . who might not be so cranky after all.

Are you ready to meet the world's crankiest book?

Cranky doesn't...

Item No. 9780063206670
$19.99
After the Fall
Santat, Dan

From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what...

Item No. 9781626726826
$18.99
Along Came a Radioactive Spider
Eriksen, Annie Hunter

Spider-Man's web of stories began far before the first drawing of nerdy teenager Peter Parker. They started with Steve Ditko, a kid who loved comics so much that he would brave blizzards to get new issues. Steve was strange--he was introverted, his art was shadowy, and his characters didn't fit...

Item No. 9781645677109
$18.99
Another
Robinson, Christian
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
An NYPL Best Book of 2019
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019
A BookPage...
Item No. 9781534421677
$17.99
Baabwaa and Wooliam
Elliott, David

A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish.

Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring,...

Item No. 9780763660741
$16.99
Baabwaa and Wooliam
Elliott, David

A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish.

Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring,...

Item No. 9780763699376
$7.99
Bats at the Library (Hardcover)
Lies, Brian
Frolic through the library with Caldecott honor winner and New York Times best-selling creator Brian Lies' adorable bats. This nighttime escapade is part of the award winning Bat Book series, perfect for bedtime reading as well as budding book lovers on Halloween and all year round....
Item No. 9780618999231
$18.99
Bats at the Library PB-Autographed
Lies, Brian

Can it be true? Oh, can it be?
Yes!—Bat Night at the library!


The enchantment of story time is near—come bats, come one and all, and gather around for the tale of the night.

Roam the book-filled halls on this inky evening as...

Item No. 31869373
$9.99
Battle Bunny
Barnett, Mac
Encourage creativity with this wildly entertaining picture book mash-up from the minds of Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett.

Alex has been given a saccharine, sappy, silly-sweet picture book about Birthday Bunny that his grandma found at a garage sale. Alex isn't interested--until he decides...

Item No. 9781442446731
$17.99
Black And White
Macaulay, David
Four stories are told simultaneously, with each double-page spread divided into quadrants. The stories do not necessarily take place at the same moment in time, but are they really one story? "This work engages another side of the mind. It's a story; it's a puzzle; it's a game . . . Macaulay...
Item No. 9780395521519
$18.99
Blue Chicken

In this deceptively simple picture book, author-illustrator Deborah Freedman has created an irresistible character that springs to life and wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint. The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get worse and worse-and bluer and bluer--the more...

Item No. 9780670012930
$18.99
Blue Chicken-Autographed

A mind-bendingly clever farmyard romp.

In this deceptively simple picture book, author-illustrator Deborah Freedman has created an irresistible character that springs to life and wreaks havoc in a farmyard with a pot of blue paint. The innocent chicken just wants to help, but things get...

Item No. 54358462
$18.99
Books Make Good Friends
Mount, Jane
This new picture book from beloved author-illustrator Jane Mount celebrates the avid reader, demonstrates how books make you better, and reassures anyone who has been anxious or uncertain about facing the real world.

Lotti isn't sure she wants to make friends. She's shy, and she doesn't...

Item No. 9781797209654
$18.99
Chloe and the Lion
Barnett, Mac
The bestselling, dynamic duo of Mac Barnett and Adam Rex creatively spar as they battle to tell a tantalizing tale in this clever comedy sketch that breaks "the fourth wall".

Meet Chloe: Every week, she collects loose change so she can buy tickets to ride the merry-go-round. But one...

Item No. 9781423113348
$16.99
Christian Robinson Print - Another

19" x 13" Giclee print featuring artwork from Another by Christian Robinson.

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. 96758443
$46.00
Corner
(Pen Name), Zo-O

A quirky and relatable story about balancing creativity and connection

A crow finds itself in an empty corner and begins to make the space its own. First, it furnishes the corner with a bed, a bookshelf, a rug, even a potted plant. In the newly decorated space, the crow...

Item No. 9781771475327
$19.95
Dan Santat Print - Wings

Giclee print featuring artwork by Dan Santat from After the Fall. Print measures 13" x 19"

Item No. 61498047
$46.00
David Wiesner Postcard - The Three Pigs

4" x 6" postcard featuring image from David Wiesner's The Three Pigs.

Item No. 8062226
$1.00
Don't Let The Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Mo Willems

It's getting dark out, but one stubborn Pigeon is NOT going to bed! Toddlers and parents will love this interactive bedtime romp which puts readers back in the driver's seat, deflecting Pigeon's sly trickery as he tries to escape his inevitable bedtime.

Will YOU let him stay up late?


Item No. 9780786837465
$17.99
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! - Autographed
Item No. AUTOMW4
$17.99
Draw the Line
Otoshi, Kathryn

Draw the Line is a powerful picture book about forgiveness from Kathryn Otoshi, author of the bestselling book One.

When two boys draw their own lines and realize they can connect them together--magic happens!

But a misstep causes their lines to get crossed...

Item No. 9781626725638
$18.99
Draw!
Colón, Raúl
"A wordless picture book celebrates the power of art and imagination." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Young artists will love this book, as will all children who know the joy of exploring their own imaginations." --School Library Journal (starred review)...

Item No. 9781442494923
$19.99
Drawn Together
Lê, Minh


The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature! Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, the Bulletin of the Center for...
Item No. 9781484767603
$18.99