Graduation Gifts

Walk On
Frazee, Marla
Trying something new is never easy. Like walking, for instance. But aren't you sick of sitting on your bottom day in and day out? Hasn't lying around all the time become a little bit boring? This handy guide, both practical and inspirational, is here to help. With useful tips, common pitfalls, and Marla Frazee's adorable illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone--from a baby to a graduate to a grown-up--who's about to take a scary first step.
Item No. 9780152055738
A Guide for Grown-Ups
De Saint-Exupery, Antoine
"Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again."--from The Little Prince

What does it mean to be a grown-up? How do we find happiness, joyful friendships, and love that lasts?

Culled from the full works of the author of The Little Prince, here is subtle, radiant wisdom that has charmed and enlightened the hearts of generations.
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Mount, Jane
The best way to a bibliophile's heart is through a big pile of books. This colorfully illustrated notecard set features 20 different book stacks. With themes ranging from beloved novels to essential cookbooks, there is a the card for booklovers of all tastes.
Item No. 9781452167244
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Searching for perfect book lovers gifts? Rejoice! Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany, is a love letter to all things bookish. Author Jane Mount brings literary people, places, and things to life through her signature and vibrant illustrations. It's a must-have for every book collection, and makes a wonderful literary gift for book lovers, writers, and more.

Readers of Jane Mount's Bibliophile will delight in:

  • Touring the world's most beautiful bookstores
  • Testing their knowledge of the written word with quizzes
  • Finding their next great read in lovingly curated stacks of books
  • Sampling the most famous fictional meals
  • Peeking inside the workspaces of their favorite authors

  • A source of endless inspiration, literary facts and recommendations: Bibliophile is pure bookish joy and sure to enchant book clubbers, English majors, poetry devotees, aspiring writers, and any and all who identify as book lovers.

    If you have read or own: I'd Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life; The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, and Civilization; or How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines; then you will want to read and own Jane Mount's Bibliophile.

    Item No. 9781452167237
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    Make the reading experience last longer. Fully embossed cover, 3 ribbon place markers and double expandable inner pocket. Alphabetically organized sections to fill in. 6 tabbed sections to personalize and 14 blank pages in which to unleash your passion's creativity. A free customized bookmark. Several adhesive labels: 40 to be used on the blank tabs, 150 colored with icons and 12 to customize the cover. 13x21 cm, 5"; x 8 1/4"; 240 pages, acid-free paper.

    - Layout: Structured
    - Dimensions: 5" x 8-1/4"
    - Hard Cover with elastic closure and three bookmark ribbons.
    - Color: Black
    - Pages: 240
    - Double-Expandable Inner Pocket
    - Paper Weight: 70 gsm/47 lb.; FSC Certified Paper; Acid-Free (pH Neutral)

    Item No. 9788862933193
    Bryan Collier Limited Edition Print - Blessings Are Free

    Limited Edition print (out of 300) signed by the artist; Bryan Collier.

    Printed on giclee archival paper.

    Image from I, Too, Am America (2012)

    Colors depicted on this website are for illustration only and may not accurately reflect the actual color on the print.

    Item No. 69689933
    Cherish Today
    Kristina Evans & Bryan Collier

    Exciting adventures lie ahead in your path
    For every tear shed, you are promised two laughs.
    So just take it slow, one day at a time
    And you’ll find that your path is truly divine.

    In jubilant verse and gorgeous images, Kristina Evans and Bryan Collier detail the wonderful journey children of all backgrounds have ahead of them as they make their way through life. It’s a great, long run, with lots to see and do, though there may be problems to confront. But with the love and guidance of their families behind them, children will find they are truly blessed and able to surmount any obstacle. Cherish Today is perfect for graduates of any class in the school of Life.  

    Item No. 9780786808182
    Composition Notebook Mug

    Happiness is a good book and a warm drink. 

    • Coated ceramic
    • Dishwasher and microwave safe
    • Holds 12 oz.

    Purchase of this mug sends one book to a community in need

    Item No. MUGS1008
    Composition Notebook Tote Bag

    This tote bag is the perfect accessory for a well composed outfit.

    - 100% cotton canvas
    - Inner pocket
    - Flat tote
    - 15" w x 17" h
    - 11" strap (hanging)
    - Made in the USA

    Purchase of this bag sends one book to a community in nee.

    Item No. ATOTE1024
    Cookies: Bite Sized Lessons
    Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

    From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a cookie-centric guide to life.

    Everyone knows cookies taste good, but these cookies also have something good to say. Open this delectable book to any page and you will find out something about life.

    Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons is a new kind of dictionary, one that defines mysteries such as "fair" and "unfair" and what it means to "cooperate." At every turn this book is clever, honest, inspirational, and whimsical. Go ahead, take a bite!

    Perfect for learning concept words.

    Item No. 9780060580810
    Waber, Bernard
    In this bestselling gift book, Bernard Waber explores the many kinds of courage and celebrates the moments, big and small, that bring out the hero in everyone.
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    David Wiesner Giclee Print - Flotsam

    Made exclusively for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this limited edition archival-quality Giclee print features image from David Wiesner's Flotsam. Measures 24" x 18", image area approximately 22" x 10".

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

    Item No. G1C24-23439
    David Wiesner Signed Giclee Print - Flotsam

    Made exclusively for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this limited edition archival-quality Giclee print features image from David Wiesner's Flotsam. Measures 24" x 18", image area approximately 22" x 10".

    Autographed by the artist.

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

    Item No. 79364928
    David Wiesner Signed Giclee Print - Sector 7

    Made exclusively for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, this limited edition archival-quality Giclee print features image from David Wiesner's Sector 7. Measures 24" x 18", image area approximately 22" x 13.5".

    Autographed by the artist.

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

    Item No. 55873566
    Eloise's Guide To Life
    Kay Thompson & Hilary Knight
    If you're bored with your life and want to be more like me,
    Then buy this BOOK for Lord's sake and
    Item No. 9780689833106
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    Reynolds, Jason
    Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world.

    For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare to dream because they've NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish--because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.

    A pitch perfect graduation, baby, or love my kid gift.

    Item No. 9781481486248
    Garden Gnomes Card

    Blank card with coordinating envelope. Artwork by Becca Stadtlander. Printed with soy inks on 60% tree free recycled paper. Card measures 4.25" x 5.5"

    Item No. BEC1614
    Girl in the Library Print - 8" x 10"

    One of our most popular prints!

    This image is by Emily Winfield Martin, and is from her "Eleanor" series about a solitary girl and her interior world.

    This print measures 8" x 10", and is also available in a larger size.

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    Reynolds, Peter H
    A go-cart contest inspires imagination to take flight in this picture book for creators of all ages, with art from New York Times bestselling illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.

    It's time for this year's Going Places contest! Finally. Time to build a go-cart, race it--and win. Each kid grabs an identical kit, and scrambles to build.

    Everyone but Maya. She sure doesn't seem to be in a hurry...and that sure doesn't look like anybody else's go-cart!

    But who said it had to be a go-cart? And who said there's only one way to cross the finish line?

    This sublime celebration of creative spirit and thinking outside the box--both figuratively and literally--is ideal for early learners, recent grads, and everyone in between.

    Item No. 9781442466081
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    Gorey, Edward
    20 black-and-white cards to shuffle into a story in a small, decorative box. Box size: 3 x 4 x in. Edward Gorey.
    Item No. 9780764972485
    How To Be an Explorer of the World
    Smith, Keri
    From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.

    Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.

    The mission Smith proposes? To document and observe the world around you as if you've never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.

    Through this series of beautifully hand-illustrated interactive prompts, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world in ways they never even imagined.

    Item No. 9780399534607
    I'd Rather Be Reading
    De La Mare, Guinevere
    For anyone who'd rather be reading than doing just about anything else, this book is the ultimate must-have. In this visual ode to all things bookish, readers will get lost in page after page of beautiful contemporary art, photography, and illustrations depicting the pleasures of books. Artwork from the likes of Jane Mount, Lisa Congdon, Julia Rothman, and Sophie Blackall is interwoven with text from essayist Maura Kelly, bestselling author Gretchen Rubin, and award-winning author and independent bookstore owner Ann Patchett. Rounded out with poems, quotations, and aphorisms celebrating the joys of reading, this lovingly curated compendium is a love letter to all things literary, and the perfect gift for bookworms everywhere.
    Item No. 9781452155111
    Ideal Bookshelf 1000-piece Puzzle
    Piece together the humorous titles and colorfully illustrated spines of these books that could be found on anyone's shelf. From the creative mind of artist Jane Mount and her company for booklovers, The Ideal Bookshelf: Universal 1000pc Puzzle from Galison features a more universal work than the customized bookshelves she normally creates for voracious readers everywhere. This is the perfect for any book lover in your life, even if that's yourself!
    - Assembled puzzle size: 20 x 27''
    - Box: 8.25 x 11.25 x 2''
    Item No. 9780735348806
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    Dunn, Rae
    Author and ceramicist Rae Dunn shares her favorite techniques for approaching a blank page and creating art. Discover how to draw with your non-dominant hand and sketch with objects found in nature. Colorfully illustrated with watercolors, sketches, original patterns, dreamy photography, and hand-lettered insights.
    - Visually rich book with shapes, colors, and textures to inspire and instruct
    - Find beauty in everyday objects, sights, and unexpected places
    - Full of tips, prompts, and exercises designed to help you trust your instincts and inspire creativity

    Fans of Wilma's World: Good Advice from a Dog and France: Inspiration du Jour will love this book.

    This book is perfect for any aspiring artist, photographer or creative spirit,
    - Artists
    - Watercolorists
    - Photographers

    Item No. 9781452168852
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    Gaiman, Neil

    "A perfect reminder to always be on the lookout for magic and wonder. Sometimes, we need those two things the most" (, citing "Books That Teach Kids What It Means to Be a Kind Person").

    In this breathtaking jacketed picture book, Neil Gaiman's lyrical poem guides a novice traveler through the enchanted woods of a fairy tale--through lush gardens, a formidable castle, and over a perilous river--to find the way home again.

    Illustrated in full color by Charles Vess, Instructions features lush images of mythical creatures, magical landscapes, and canny princesses. Its message of the value of courage, wit, and wisdom makes it a perfect gift.

    Item No. 9780061960307