Graduation Gifts

Journey
Becker, Aaron
A 2014 Caldecott Honor Book
Follow a girl on an elaborate flight of fancy in a wondrously illustrated, wordless picture book about self-determination -- and unexpected friendship.

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire? With supple line, luminous color, and nimble flights of fancy, author-illustrator Aaron Becker launches an ordinary child on an extraordinary journey toward her greatest and most exciting adventure of all.
Item No. 9780763660536
$15.99
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
$16.00
A Guide for Grown-Ups
Saint-Exupery, Antoine De
"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."
Item No. 9780544671942
$13.00
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Kristina Evans
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
$15.99
Cookies: Bite Sized Lessons
Rosenthal, Amy Krouse

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 really means to "cooperate." The book is by turns clever, honest, inspirational, and whimsical. Go ahead, take a bite!

Item No. 9780060580810
$12.99
Courage
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.
Item No. 9780618238552
$14.99
Eloise's Guide To Life
Kay Thompson & Hilary Knight
If you're bored with your life and want to be more like me,
Eloise
Then buy this BOOK for Lord's sake and
CHARGE IT PLEASE
Item No. 9780689833106
$12.99
Girl in the Library Print

Show your love of books with this library print by by Emily Winfield Martin. Measures 8" x 10"

Item No. EM19
$18.95
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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
$15.99
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
$14.95
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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" (Brightly.com, 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
$14.99
Instructions - Small Gift Format
Gaiman, Neil

In this breathtaking picture book, now in paper-over-board format, 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.

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Item No. 9780061960321
$8.99
Jill Labieniec Card - Congrats from Above
Jill Labieniec

Congratulations card with matching envelope. Printed with soy inks on 60% tree free recycled paper 4.25"X 5.5"

Item No. 16330
$4.75
Jon Klassen Card - Crab Congratulations
Jon Klassen

"You Did It" card and matching envelope. Blank inside. Made in the USA. Measures 4.25" x 5.5"

Item No. 15673
$4.75
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Rey, H a
For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey's Curious George books. Sure to make readers chuckle as only George can, this book is packed with inspiration and humor. It's the perfect gift for all the curious people in your life!
Item No. 9780544656482
$12.99
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Redmond, Lea
An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015
At once a priceless memento and a journey forward in time, this innovative book of 12 fold-and-mail style letters offers a unique way to capture the moment. Each letter bears a prompt to inspire self-reflection. Once written, the letters can be sealed with the stickers included and postdated. The keepsake bundle of letters is like a dozen diary entries for the future. A thoughtful present for anyone embarking on a new stage in their life's journey, Letters to My Future Self offers both the gift of looking forward and the delight of remembering times past.
Item No. 9781452125374
$14.95
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Redmond, Lea
This book of 12 prompted letters helps proud family and friends offer the graduate their congratulations, advice, and well-wishes for the future--all in a thoughtful package that will become a cherished memento. Filled out and sealed with the enclosed stickers, this unique booklet makes a meaningful gift for any graduate.
Item No. 9781452159447
$14.95
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Zullo, Germano
Journeys can be life-changing, whether they are literal traveling from one place to another or personal, like the quest for self-discovery. This meditative picture book explores both, following a young child on a train ride from the city to the country. As the landscape transforms from a bustling city to a richly imaginative world in this distinctively formatted book, the child's sense of wonder and independence flourishes, as does a deep engagement with life and the possibilities that lie ahead making Line 135 a quietly eloquent gift for anyone embarking on their life's journey."
Item No. 9781452119342
$18.95
Masha D'Yans Card - Congrats Jump
Masha D'yans

Offset printed with soy inks on luxuriously heavy, bright white 100 lb. uncoated cardstock, card measures 4.5"x6" inches folded. The interior of this card is blank. Comes with matching envelope.

Item No. G33
$4.50
Masha D’yans Card- Congrats Watering Flower Tree

Illustrated by Masha D’yans

6 by 4.5 inches

Greeting card and matching envelope. Inside: congratulations. Printed in USA with soy inks.

Item No. G39
$4.50
Oh The Places You'll - Deluxe Edition
Seuss
This cloth-bound, slip-cased deluxe edition is the perfect elegant gift for high school, or college grads! With Dr. Seuss's trademark use of humorous verse and illustrations, he addresses the ups and downs life presents while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within them all.
Perfect for display and destined to become a family keepsake, it features a full-color cover insert on the cloth slip-case; a full-color printed book case; a bookplate for personalizing; and the Good Doctor's famous commencement speech "My Uncle Terwilliger on the Art of Eating Popovers" ( a.k.a. the "Popover" Poem) printed inside.
"Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain, ' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss' message is simple but never sappy: life may be a 'Great Balancing Act, ' but through it all 'There's fun to be done.'" (starred) Booklist."
Item No. 9780679847366
$25.00
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Seuss

Dr. Seuss s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes, Seuss s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a Great Balancing Act, but through it all There s fun to be done. A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

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Item No. 9780679805274
$17.99
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Krauss, Ruth
Continuing a two-year program to bring back twenty-two Maurice Sendak treasures long out of print, our second season of publication highlights one of the most successful author-illustrator pairings of all time. A pioneer of great children's literature, Ruth Krausspublished more than thirty books for children during a career that spanned forty years. Krauss and Sendak collaborated on eight books, and we are delighted to reintroduce four of these gems in brand-new editions, together with a favorite Maurice Sendak picture book.
Item No. 9780060286361
$15.99
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Dean, Kimberly

Everyone's favorite cat shares a collection of his favorite inspirational and feel-good quotes in Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life. Pete's glass-half-full outlook on life shines through as he adds his fun take on well-known classics attributed to luminaries from Albert Einstein to Confucius to Abraham Lincoln to Shakespeare and more! Fans of Pete the Cat will delight in this amusing look at quotes that are accompanied by Pete's witty responses and Pete illustrations by New York Times bestselling artist James Dean.

Item No. 9780062351357
$12.99
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Thomas, Cara
Discover more serendipity, connection, and adventure in your life. These 30 cards, with themes of "spark," "connect," and "explore," encourage people to engage with the world and connect in unexpected and exciting ways from asking a rockstar for a mantra, uncovering the secret to love, or simply making a stranger's day.
The rules are simple: just pick a card and complete the adventure. Take as long as you need, and when you're done, pick a new card and start all over."
Item No. 9781452161662
$12.95