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Surprise! Playful Picture Books

Alphablock
Franceschelli, Christopher
With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish. As readers interact with the pages, they...
Item No. 9781419709364
$16.95
Amah Faraway
Greanias, Margaret Chiu

A delightful story of a child's visit to a grandmother and home far away, and of how families connect and love across distance, language, and cultures.

Kylie is nervous about visiting her grandmother-her Amah-who lives SO FAR AWAY.
When she and Mama finally go to Taipei, Kylie...

Item No. 9781547607211
$18.99
Animals Go Vroom!-Autographed
Cushman, Abi
With a nod to Richard Scarry, this inventive picture book surprises readers with every turn of the page!

Hiss! Screech! Roar! It's a noisy day in Bumperville! But are the sounds what you think they are? That Honk! must surely be a goose. But turn the page and it's...

Item No. 9781984836656
$17.99
Are We There Yet?
Santat, Dan
Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat--creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and After the Fall--takes readers on the road trip of a lifetime!

Are we there yet? Every parent has heard this classic kid question on a long car ride--and after reading this...

Item No. 9780316199995
$17.99
Cat and Dog: A Tale of Opposites
Corda, Tullio
Cat and Dog are not the same, in fact they are very different and the perfect subjects for a tale of opposites.

Enjoy their adventures as they fight and play, chase and hide, in an escapade that includes some special high-drama storytelling in the illustrations of this deceptively simple book....

Item No. 9781636550022
$17.99
Dear Zoo Board Book
Campbell, Rod
Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982.

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent--a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will...

Item No. 9781416947370
$6.99
Don't Wake Up the Tiger
Teckentrup, Britta
Tiger is fast asleep. But -- oh dear! -- she's completely blocking the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea. Holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse, and Stork, but it will be...
Item No. 9780763689964
$17.99
First The Egg
Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

WHICH CAME FIRST? The chicken or the egg? Simple die-cuts magically present transformation-- from seed to flower, tadpole to frog, caterpillar to butterfly.

The acclaimed author of Black? White! Day? Night! and Lemons Are Not Red gives an entirely fresh and memorable...

Item No. 9781596432727
$17.99
Fred Gets Dressed
Brown, Peter

 Staff Pick


From a New York Times bestselling author and Caldecott-honor winning artist comes an exuberant illustrated story about playing dress up, having fun, and feeling free.

The boy loves to be naked. He romps around his house naked and wild and free. Until he romps into his parents'...
Item No. 9780316200646
$18.99
Heads
Van Fleet, Matthew
From the #1 New York Times bestselling children's book creator Matthew Van Fleet.

Eye-Popping Fun for Toddlers!

Eight ingenious pull tabs, seven pettable textures, and an astonishing fold-out finale deliver interactive surprises on every page as a cast of irresistible critters...

Item No. 9781442403796
$19.99
Julian is a Mermaid
Love, Jessica
Winner of a 2019 Stonewall Book Award

In an exuberant picture book, a glimpse of costumed mermaids leaves one boy flooded with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.

While riding the subway home from the pool with his abuela one day, Julián notices three women spectacularly...

Item No. 9780763690458
$16.99
Knock! Knock!
"Where's my bear?" asks a little girl as soon as she comes home from school. But... he's missing! Where could he be? So she sets off to find him, knocking on the door of each apartment in her building. As she climbs higher and higher, she meets all kinds of people, makes a lot of new friends, and...
Item No. 9789383145324
$16.95
Look, Look Again
Baruzzi, Agnese
Part counting game, part guessing game, this delightful board book invites little ones to look at one thing, and guess what else it could be. Each page shows one shape, and then unfolds to reveal an ingenious surprise, sure to captivate curious toddlers.
Item No. 9789888341207
$12.99
Mel Fell
Tabor, Corey R

A Caldecott Honor Book and ALA Notable Book of the Year! An innovative and charming tale about a plucky little bird, from the award-winning author-illustrator of Fox the Tiger.

Readers will delight in turning their book sideways and upside down to follow Mel on...

Item No. 9780062878014
$17.99
Mister Seahorse - Board Book
Carle, Eric

This board book edition of Eric Carle's iconic Mister Seahorse dazzles with its brilliant colors and charming cast of characters.

When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting...

Item No. 9780399254901
$9.99
Mister Seahorse (Hardcover)
Carle, Eric
When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse's belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets some other underwater fathers caring for their babies: Mr. Tilapia, who carries his babies in his mouth; Mr. Kurtus, who keeps his...
Item No. 9780399242694
$18.99
My Friend Earth
MacLachlan, Patricia
Celebrate Earth Day with this valentine to our wonderful planet from the Newbery Award-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

Our friend Earth does so many wonderful things! She tends to animals large and small. She pours down summer rain and autumn leaves. She sprinkles...

Item No. 9780811879101
$17.99
Open Very Carefully (Board Book)
Bromley, Nick

What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was -- not to put too fine a point on it -- wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough...

Item No. 9780763696306
$8.99
Papa Please Get The Moon For Me - Board Book
Carle, Eric

Monica wants the moon to play with, so her Papa sets out to get it. It isn't easy to climb to the moon, but he finally succeeds -- only to find the moon is too big to carry home. Children will love the joyful way in which this problem is solved.
Now available as a Classic Board Book...

Item No. 9780689829598
$10.99
Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me - Hardcover
Carle, Eric

A father will move heaven and earth to delight his daughter in this beloved tale from children's book legend Eric Carle.

Monica wants to play with the moon, but she can't quite seem to reach it. This story literally unfolds as the pages extend both outward and upward, and...

Item No. 9780887080265
$19.99
Peek-a-Who Too?
Mroziewicz, Elsa
A PARENTS magazine Best Book of 2019 * An Association of Booksellers for Children Best Book

A triangular board book may seem unusual, but Peek-A-Who?, with its cleverly shaped lift-the-flaps, garnered fans from across the children's book world. This follow-up to the acclaimed...

Item No. 9789888341818
$11.99
Peek a Who
Mroziewicz, Elsa

Who could be hiding behind the lift-the-flaps in this uniquely-shaped board book? Brimming with colorful art that children will want to pore over, this clever book is full of hidden animals, each making a different sound. Can you figure out who each one is? Lift the triangular flaps to see who...

Item No. 9789888341573
$11.99
Pet
Van Fleet, Matthew
From the #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Heads and Dog comes a funny and interactive book featuring everyone's favorite pets!

Children will delight in this interactive introduction to an incredible assortment of pets, from guinea pigs and rabbits to pot-...

Item No. 9781534482470
$21.99
Pizza with Everything on It
Scheele, Kyle
One father-son duo make a pizza so delicious, and so over-the-top with toppings, that it destroys the universe--and will surely melt readers' minds and hearts, like warm mozzarella.

It's a tale as old as time: a kid wants to make a pizza with his dad, but not just any pizza . . . he...

Item No. 9781797202815
$17.99
Polar Bear's Underwear
Tupera Tupera
Polar Bear has lost his underwear! Where could it be? There's only one thing to do: Remove the book's underwear-shaped bellyband to find the missing pair! Is that Polar Bear's underwear? No, it's Zebra's—see the colorful stripes? What about that itty-bitty pair? No, those belong to Butterfly! And...
Item No. 9781452141992
$16.99