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A Place Inside of Me
Elliott, Zetta

2021 Caldecott Honor Book

Caldecott Honor Book
Today Show Best Book for the Holidays
ALA Notable Book for All Ages

ALSC Notable Children's Book
NCTE Notable Poetry Book

Evanston Public Library's Top 100 Great Book for Kids
Nerdy Award Winner for Single Poem Picture...

Item No. 9780374307417
$17.99
All Because You Matter (with Autographed Bookplate)
Charles, Tami

Receive an exclusive signed bookplate autographed by author Tami Charles and illustrator Bryan Collier free with purchase.

Instant New York Times bestseller!

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to Black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-...

Item No. 9781338574852
$17.99
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
My Rainy Day Rocket Ship
Sheppard, Markette


Rainy summer days are no match for a little astronaut who builds the perfect rocket ship for an indoor space adventure to another galaxy, where the sky is his only limit!

A stormy afternoon and an order from Mom to stay inside are no match for this little dreamer, who uses...

Item No. 9781534461772
$17.99
A Big Mooncake for Little Star - Autographed
Lin, Grace

Autographed for you by Grace Lin! Please leave any personalization requests in box below.

A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
Pat, pat, pat...
Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that...

Item No. 9780316404488
$18.99
A Different Pond
Phi, Bao
A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and...
Item No. 9781623708030
$15.95
A Friend for Henry
Bailey, Jenn
A heartwarming picture book that explores the experience of autism and the power of friendship.

A 2020 Schneider Family Honor Book

In Classroom Six, second left down the hall, Henry has been on the lookout for a friend. A friend who shares. A friend who listens. Maybe even a...

Item No. 9781452167916
$16.99
A is for Activist (Board Book)
Nagara, Innosanto
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy...

Item No. 9781609805395
$11.95
A is for Activist (Hardcover)
Nagara, Innosanto
This bestselling ABC book is written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. A...
Item No. 9781609806934
$17.95
A Letter for Bob
Rogers, Kim

With humor and heart, and brought to life by Jonathan Nelson's warm, distinctive artwork, Kim Rogers's A Letter for Bob celebrates the treasured cars that carry us through our most meaningful childhood moments.

Ever since the day Mom and Dad brought Bob home from...

Item No. 9780063044555
$19.99
A Life Made by Hand: The Story of Ruth Asa
D'Aquino, Andrea

"I was struck by how beautifully D'Aquino's renderings capture the spirit of Asawa's work." --The New York Times Book Review

"Through this picture-book contribution, not only will Asawa's art reach a new audience, but her artistic practice will inspire the next...

Item No. 9781616898366
$18.95
A New Kind of Wild
Hoang, Zara Gonzalez
This sweet author-illustrator debut celebrates imagination, the magic of friendship, and all the different ways we make a new place feel like home.

For Ren, home is his grandmother's little house, and the lush forest that surrounds it. Home is a place of magic and wonder, filled with all...

Item No. 9780525553892
$18.99
A Rover's Story
Warga, Jasmine

New York Times bestseller * Best Book of the Year from The Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, New York Public Library, Chicago Public Library

The One and Only Ivan meets The Wild Robot in this unique and deeply moving middle...

Item No. 9780063113930
$9.99
Sky-Blue Bench
Rahman, Bahram

It's Afghan schoolgirl Aria's first day back at school since her accident. She's excited, but she's also worried about sitting on the hard floor all day with her new prosthetic "helper-leg."


Just as Aria feared, sitting on the floor is so uncomfortable that she can't...

Item No. 9781772782226
$18.95
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...

Item No. 9780375867125
$18.99
Abuela HB
Dorros, Arthur
A young girl and her grandmother celebrate their home and relationship in this magical story. Winner of the Parents' Choice Award!

Come join Rosalba and her grandmother, her abuela, on a magical journey as they fly over the streets, sights, and people of New York City which...
Item No. 9780525447504
$17.99
Alicia and the Hurricane: A Story of Puerto Rico
Newman, Lesléa

Best Books of 2022, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature
Best Children's Books of the Year in Spanish, Bank Street College of Education

Bestselling author Lesléa Newman offers a tender and timely story of a Puerto Rican child facing a hurricane and her...

Item No. 9780892394555
$19.95
All the Way to Havana
Engle, Margarita

So we purr, cara cara, and we glide, taka taka, and we zoom, zoom, ZOOM!
Together, a boy and his parents drive to the city of Havana, Cuba, in their old family car. Along the way, they experience the sights and sounds of the streets--neighbors talking, musicians performing, and...

Item No. 9781627796422
$17.99
All the Way to the Top
Bay Pimentel, Annette

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Honor

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Young Children's Honor Book (American Library Association)

Experience the true story of lifelong activist Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins and her participation in the Capitol Crawl in this inspiring autobiographical picture book. This...

Item No. 9781492688976
$17.99
Alma and How She Got Her Name
Martinez-Neal, Juana

A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

"A beautifully illustrated, tender story to be shared with all children, sure to evoke conversations about their names." --School Library Journal (starred review)

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura...

Item No. 9780763693558
$17.99
Alma and How She Got Her Name-AUTOGRAPHED
Martinez-Neal, Juana

Signed copies now available! A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

“A beautifully illustrated, tender story to be shared with all children, sure to evoke conversations about their names.” —
School Library Journal...

Item No. 41547884
$17.99
Alone Like Me
Evans, Rebecca
In this beautiful, heartfelt picture book, a young girl moves from a small village to a big city in China, where she longs to find a friend...and ultimately meets someone very much like her.

Liling and her family have moved from their rural farm to an overwhelming urban city....

Item No. 9780593181928
$17.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
Look, Lenore
The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

A humorous and touching series about facing your fears and embracing new experiences--with a truly...

Item No. 9780375849305
$6.99
American Born Chinese
Yang, Gene Luen

Original Series Now Available on Disney+

A tour-de-force by New York Times bestselling graphic novelist Gene Yang, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to...

Item No. 9781250811899
$14.99
Amina's Voice PB
Khan, Hena

A Washington Post Best Children's Book of 2017

"For inspiring empathy in young readers, you can't get better than this book." --R. J. Palacio, author of #1 New York Timesbestseller Wonder

"Amina's...

Item No. 9781481492072
$7.99