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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

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Celebrate love with #1 New York Times Best-Selling Title!

"You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter." Using a range of images from the World of Eric Carle, and featuring the Very Hungry Caterpillar, this special gift book gives all the reasons why someone special makes the world a better and brighter place. Perfect for that someone special any day of the year!

Item No. 9780448489322
$8.99
God Got a Dog
Rylant, Cynthia
Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems.
What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog?
A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human. The soft, reflective, and often humorous words and pictures create a glimpse into everyday life through wide and wondering eyes that blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual.
These poems were originally published by HarperCollins without illustrations as part of a larger collection entitled God Went to Beauty School (c)2003.
Item No. 9781442465183
$17.99
A is for Activist (Board Book)
Nagara, Innosanto
"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 Wall Street

A is for Activist is an ABC board book 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.
The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

Item No. 9781609805395
$9.99
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 continuous bestseller for Triangle Square, we heard from booksellers around the country who clamored for a large format edition that would appeal to children over the age of 5. This engaging book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children and parents to action.
Item No. 9781609806934
$17.95
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Mark Twain

You should ever bear in mind that it is to your kind parents that you are indebted for your food, and for the privilege of staying home from school when you let on that you are sick. Therefore you ought to respect their little prejudices, and humor their little whims, and put up with their little foibles until they get to crowding you too much.

When Mark Twain wrote the sparky short story "Advice to Little Girls" in 1865, he probably didn't mean for it to be shown to them. Or maybe he did, since we all know Twain was a rascal. Now, author and illustrator Vladimir Radunsky has created a picture book based on Twain's text that adds all the right outlandish touches.

Born on November 30, 1835, in Florida, Missouri, Samuel L. Clemens wrote under the pen name Mark Twain. He wrote two major classics of American literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur, and inventor. Whether or not it was Mark Twain's actual intention for little girls to read this humorous short story, it's clear that he did not talk down to children, but rather expected them to stretch themselves in order to grasp sophisticated, adult meaning.

Vladimir Radunsky has illustrated many books to great acclaim. Recently, Radunsky has been moving farther and farther away from the traditional picture book and into other more innovative forms. The most recent example is a work published by HarperCollins of hip-hop poetry for children, where the graffiti art has migrated from the walls into a printed book. Radunsky has published more than thirty books for children, mostly in the United States. Many of them were translated and published in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan.

Item No. 9781592701292
$14.95
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Maira Kalman
Maira Kalman’s exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for its long-awaited reopening. "A. Ah-ha! There you Are." begins Maira Kalman’s joyfully illustrated romp through the treasures of Cooper Hewitt’s design collection. With her signature wit and warm humor, Kalman’s ABC book introduces children and adults to the myriad ways design touches our lives. Posing the question "If you were starting a museum, what would you put in your collection?", Kalman encourages the reader to put pen to paper and send in personal letters—an intimate, interactive gesture to top off her unique tour of the world of design. Objects ranging from a thirteenth-century silk thinking cap to 1889 tin slippers with bows, all the way to Gerrit Rietveld’s Zig-Zag chair are brought to colorful life. Kalman’s hand-lettered text is whimsical and universal in turns, drawing lessons as easily from a worn old boot as a masterpiece of midcentury modernism. Irresistibly, we are led to agree, "Everything is design."
Item No. 9780847843770
$17.95
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Haggis-On-Whey, Doris
Here is the third installment in a series of reference books, all written by Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey, a team of highly energized and deeply focused scientists with over sixty-seven combined years of experience at their command, including six months spent lifting awkwardly-sized boxes.
"Animals of the Ocean" advances many heretofore unexplored discoveries and opinions, including squid dating dos and don'ts, why squid are not at all able to watch television in black and white, the ways in which people who don't know any better might think fish are not animals, the long-term effects of salt water on musical theater, and also the adventure of Gunther.
"Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid" comes with a foil-stamped and leather-inspired cover. Its pages are full color and illustrated without reserve. This book does not contain a warning label, but if it did, it would advise readers to enjoy its pages only in small and furtive doses, such as while waiting your turn at tetherball.
Item No. 9781932416398
$18.00
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Chast, Roz
This wacky romp from "New Yorker "cartoonist Roz Chast includes entertaining antics for every hour, on the hour. Counting time has never been so fun!
"From 12 to 1, Lynn eats baloney"
"With her imaginary friend, Tony."
"From 1 to 2, in his fanciest pants, "
"Don is digging a hole to France."
Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you re not there? This kooky twenty-four-hour tour of a day in the life of twenty-three different children will reveal answers from the absurd to the hilarious to the absurdly hilarious!
Beloved "New Yorker" cartoonist Roz Chast is at her finest in this picture book brimming with her trademark stamp of zany humor."
Item No. 9781416984764
$17.99
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Hancock, James Gulliver
This cultural who's-who illuminates 50 famous figures, from Leonardo da Vinci to Coco Chanel, through the fascinating trivia of their lives. Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process. An exquisitely illustrated almanac and cultural literacy cheat sheet, this fun and informative collection offers both history buffs and art lovers a treasure trove of interesting facts about beloved artists, writers, thinkers, and dreamers."
Item No. 9781452114569
$19.95
Baaa
Macaulay, David

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

After the last person has gone from the earth, sheep take over the world, make the same mistakes as humans, and eventually disappear as well.
Item No. 9780395395882
$8.99
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de Brunhoff, Laurent
Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, the beloved elephant king Babar and all the residents of Celesteville were finding peace and tranquillity through yoga. And now elephants everywhere can join them! Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, "Babar's Yoga for Elephants" presents 15 positions and stretches as well as helpful breathing exercises. The book also provides useful advice on what to do with your trunk while in position, a dilemma that human yoga books often ignore.
Written by Babar himself, the book explains how yoga was introduced to Celesteville and how he and Queen Celeste keep fit doing yoga on their many travels. "Babar's Yoga for Elephants" is sure to become a classic for elephants as well as their human friends.
Item No. 9780810930766
$10.95
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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 refuses to be confined by the conventions of the picture book." -- Booklist, starred review
Item No. 9780395521519
$17.99
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Cottin, Menena
Living with the use of one's eyes can make imagining blindness difficult, but this innovative title invites readers to imagine living without sight through remarkable illustrations done with raised lines and descriptions of colors based on imagery. Braille letters accompany the illustrations and a full Braille alphabet offers sighted readers help reading along with their fingers. This extraordinary title gives young readers the ability to experience the world in a new way.
Item No. 9780888998736
$17.95
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Haggis-On-Whey, Benny
For many years the scientific and educational communities have wondered and worried about the possibility that semi-sane scholar-pretenders would find the means to publish a series of reference books aimed at children but filled with ludicrous misinformation. These books would be distributed through respectable channels and would inevitably find their way into the hands and households of well-meaning families, who would go to them for facts but instead find bizarre untruths. The books would look normal enough but would read as if written by people who should not have written them. Sadly, that day is upon us. The fourth book in the "HOW" series, "Cold Fusion, " is to be feared. Like its predecessors, "Giraffes? Giraffes!" and "Animals of the Ocean, Cold Fusion" must also be kept far from the young people in your life. This book reveals the secrets of cold fusion, one of the most controversial scientific pursuits that can be conducted in a bathtub.
Item No. 9781934781210
$18.00
Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears is a 1956 children's story from the famous graphic designer and illustrator Andre Francois that tells how to catch a crocodile by going to Egypt. And it tells how to get a crocodile home, and even what happens after that! A smart, fun, gorgeous classic!

Andre Francois was a French graphic designer and illustrator, who lived in New York City for a time and did many covers for The New Yorker. He also studied with Picasso and created many cartoons and picture books. Little Boy Brown (1949) was his first picture book to be published in the US.

Item No. 9781592702275
$16.95
Dreams of the Rarebit Fiend
McCay, Winsor
From the creator of "Little Nemo" comes this pioneering cartoon strip, a world of dreams and nightmares, fraught with episodes of wish fulfillments and exaggerations in size and perspective. This facsimile of the rare 1905 first edition recaptures Winsor McCay's imaginative brilliance and his influence on latter-day animationwith60 cartoon sequences."
Item No. 9780486213477
$10.95
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Gorey, Edward
Edward Gorey's first miniature book, The Eclectic Abecedarium is an illustrated adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming adventure through the English alphabet, accompanied by rhyming couplets penned by Gorey, who described his creations as "literary nonsense." Inspired by popular moral primers for children, Gorey created an updated version of Isaac Watt's alphabetic adhorisms. Part sweet songs of unseen birds and part cautionary tales, this abecedarium fully lives up to the epithet "eclectic."
Item No. 9780764945977
$9.95
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Disney Little Golden Book
Muldrow, Diane
Have you forgotten how to see the magic in the world around you? To get that childlike sparkle back in your life, look no further than timeless Disney Little Golden Books! Featuring illustrations from classic favorites such as Cinderella, Frozen, Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Lion King, Snow White, Finding Nemo, Sleeping Beauty, and Cars, this inspirational hardcover collection helps readers of all ages rediscover the enchanting power of Disney and those Little Golden Books with shiny foil spines that we all grew up with! The perfect gift, this book will have you clapping for Tinker Bell and more.
Item No. 9780736434256
$9.99
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Lamothe, Matt
In The Exquisite Book, one hundred indie artists play an ingenious version of the Exquisite Corpse drawing game. Each adorns a page with artworkhaving seen only the page of the artist immediately prior and using a single horizon line to connect the two. Some continue the "story" quite literally while others build on the previous page in more fanciful ways. This astonishing volume's format is as unique as its content, with each of the book's ten chapters residing on a ten-page accordion pull-out, allowing readers to view the art continuously. With an illustrated foreword by Dave Eggers, and art from such luminaries as James Jean and Jill Bliss, this charming book is, simply, exquisite.
Item No. 9780811870900
$29.95
Extreme Opposites
Dalton, Max
In this work, Max Dalton takes the conceit of contrary ideas a step further than most. With a limited palette of rust, teal and black, and a cast of characters that ranges from acrobats to knights to sumo wrestlers, Mr Dalton's sharp-edged illustrations dramatize scenes that are simply too-too.
Item No. 9781567925036
$9.95
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A quarter of a century after its initial publication, and with more than a million copies in print worldwide, Brian Froud and Alan Lee's Faeries is a certified fantasy classic. Now, Froud and Lee return to their most enduring and beloved work in this deluxe anniversary edition. This ultimate collector's book features eight new pieces of art by Froud and Lee with the original pencil drawings and watercolors. More than just a reissue, this deluxe revised and updated edition contains essays from both Froud and Lee on the continuing influence of Faeries. There is also a foreword by bestselling author Jane Yolen.
Item No. 9780810995864
$35.00
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Rothman, Julia
Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life.
Item No. 9781603429818
$16.95
Fashion Rebels
Beccia, Carlyn
Get to know the women who ve wielded the power of fashion and brought about change with this illustrated biography that features twenty-five of history s most influential fashion icons.
Throughout time, daring women have made fashion choices that have altered the course of history. From Marie Antoinette, who wore a hairstyle as large as her presence, to Coco Chanel, who imagined a world without rib crushing corsets and heavy gowns, to Katharine Hepburn, who walked around the studio in her underwear when studio executives refused to let her wear her then-scandalous jeans, these women were mavericks as well as rebellious icons.
Their fashion choices mirrored and redefined what it meant to be a woman in their era. They didn t follow trends or cultural conventions, but instead set the course with their own style. Their brave and inventive fashion choices paved the way for female empowerment.
Featuring hairstyle tips, DIY projects, inspiration boards that break down each icon s style, and illustrated timelines that cover the evolution of pants, skirts, the little black dress, and more, Fashion Rebels: Style Icons Who Changed the World through Fashion invites readers to treat fashion as an act of fearless creativity and even become fashion trailblazers themselves."
Item No. 9781582704876
$9.99
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This sweet and modern little gift book proves that after the rain always comes the rainbow. A treasure trove of delightful work by beloved indie art stars and emerging talents, this cheering collection echoes the uplifting transformation of rain into rainbows: the book begins with raindrops and umbrellas, transitions midway through, and concludes with a glorious bouquet of colorful rainbows. Perfect for bringing smiles to anyone who needs a little pick-me-up, this petite book of feel-good art is a reminder to appreciate the dark with the light, because nothing stays the same forever and things are about to look a whole lot brighter."
Item No. 9781452135052
$12.95
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Hervé Tullet
Who's that in the mirror? Is it you? In this unique mirror book, children will discover all kinds of mirror images through a myriad of mesmerizing patterns. With intriguing black shapes printed on mirrored board throughout, each page offers children a different reflection of themselves. One of the beloved 'Let's Play Games' series books by Herve Tullet, which stimulate thought and imagination in young children.
Item No. 9780714866871
$12.95