Gift Books

The Rainbow Goblins
de Rico, Ul
Since its original publication in 1978, the fantastic colors, amazing detail, and sweeping scope of The Rainbow Goblins have irresistibly invited tens of thousands of children to plunge their imaginations into its vivid world. This charming allegorical tale is once again available in a new edition.
Item No. 9780500277591
$19.95
The Three Robbers
Ungerer, Tomi
Tells the illustrated story of three robbers. One day the robbers stop a carriage only to find a small orphan girl called Tiffany inside. They take Tiffany to their cave instead of their usual haul of money, gold and jewels. The next day, Tiffany sees the treasures the robbers have amassed and asks what they plan to do with their riches."
Item No. 9780714848778
$19.95
To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays
Stein, Gertrude

The first ever illustrated edition of avant-garde writer Gertrude Stein's whimsical children's book

"Alphabets and names make games and everybody has a name and all the same they have in a way to have a birthday," muses Gertrude Stein in To Do: A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays. Written in 1940 and intended as a follow-up to her children's book The World Is Round, published the previous year, To Do is a fanciful journey through the alphabet. Each letter is represented by four names (including Gertrude for "G") and features a short story told in verse. "[This is] a birthday book I would have liked as a child," said Stein of To Do.

Publishers rejected the manuscript as too complex for children, and it remained unpublished during Stein's lifetime. A text-only version issued from Yale University Press in 1957. Now, more than seventy years after Stein penned the story, To Do is appearing with illustrations, realizing the author's original concept for the book. Giselle Potter's witty and stylish illustrations provide a perfect complement to Stein's uniquely whimsical world of words, creating a truly delightful, often hilarious book that adults and children alike can appreciate and love.

Item No. 9780300170979
$25.00
Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury
Ungerer, Tomi

Eight classic picture books by the legendary author, brought together in one lavish slipcased volume

This glorious treasury brings together eight iconic tales by Tomi Ungerer, featuring well-known classics (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Otto), acclaimed recent works (Fog Island), and lost gems (Zeralda's Ogre, Flix, The Hat, and Emile), some of which are being published for the first time in 50 years! Special features include a personal letter from Tomi, new quotes and anecdotes about each story, an exclusive interview, photos and previously unpublished materials from the making of some of his most celebrated works, such as storyboards, sketches, photographs, and images that inspired him.

Item No. 9780714872858
$49.95
Undercover

A clever and surprising approach to categorization and the art of disguise

Readers will look for the odd one out on each spread of this stylish, 64-page picture book, packed with familiar objects, stunningly depicted in duotone. This play on the analogy of shapes makes the objects look deceitfully similar and the task surprisingly tricky! With a range of humorous visual jokes through association (an egg among birds) as well as clever shape comparisons (a plane among insects), this wordless book offers much to be discussed, and the joy of visual deciphering and categorization is sure to continue beyond its pages.

Item No. 9780714872506
$18.95
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Giuliani, Emma
This enchanting accordion book invites us to see the beauty in every moment. On each page, a peek behind a flap or a turn of a wheel makes flowers bloom and brings color to a black-and-white landscape: a field blossoms with thanks for the warmth of the sun; a single bud opens in a gesture of love; a tree blooms, celebrating the passage of time. The visual poem that unfolds reveals the wonder that is ever-present in the circle of life, waiting to be discovered if we only look for it. Welcome the Day eloquently shares a heartwarming truth through creative paper engineering that will delight readers of all ages.
Item No. 9781452142692
$14.95
What a Wonderful Word
Nicola Edwards

Have you ever wished there was a word for friends who are like family to you, or for the way you hesitate when you've forgotten someone's name? Did you know there was a special word for the distance a reindeer can travel before needing the bathroom? Or for when you search for something in the water using only your feet?

This hand-picked collection of untranslatable words from all over the world celebrates the magic of language, with gorgeous original art work and fascinating facts about each word and the culture it comes from.

Item No. 9781610677226
$14.99
What We See in the Stars
Oseid, Kelsey
A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more.

Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

Item No. 9780399579530
$16.99
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Stamaty, Mark Alan
Sam's love of donuts takes him to the Big City where he makes friends with Mr. Bikferd, a world class collector of donuts. But when Mr. Bikferd falls in love with Pretzel Annie, the prophecy of an old homeless woman comes true: "Who needs donuts when you've got love?" Mr. Bikferd bequeaths his donut collection to Sam, who uses it to save the old homeless woman from drowning in a basement flooded with coffee.

This is a reissue of Mark Alan Stamaty's masterpiece of the absurd, first published 30 years ago and out of print nearly as long. With an illustration style that mixes a benign Hieronymus Bosch with an urban Where's Waldo?, Stamaty's off-the-wall humor is on target for little kids and big kids today.

Item No. 9780375825507
$16.95