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Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric
Celebrate love with the #1 New York Times Best-Selling title! This charming, sweet title is the perfect gift for that special someone any day of the year.

You are the cherry on my cake; you make the sun shine brighter; you make my heart flutter.

Using a range of...

Item No. 9780448489322
$9.99
Advice to Little Girls
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...

Item No. 9781592701292
$14.95
Ah-ha to Zig-Zag
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...

Item No. 9780847843770
$17.95
Bea Wolf
Weinersmith, Zach

A modern middle-grade graphic novel retelling of Beowulf, featuring a gang of troublemaking kids who must defend their tree house from a fun-hating adult who can instantly turn children into grown-ups.

Listen! Hear a tale of mallow-munchers and warriors who answer candy'...

Item No. 9781250776297
$19.99
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...
Item No. 9780486213477
$11.95
How to Be a Wildflower
Daisy, Katie
A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin: How to Be A Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and...
Item No. 9781452142685
$19.95
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,...

Item No. 9780399534607
$17.00
In the Darkness of the Night
Munari, Bruno
First published in Italy in 1956, Bruno Munari's In the Darkness of the Night tells the tale of an interconnected, intimate yet expansive journey across three settings--in the darkness, through a meadow, and into a mysterious cave--through a spellbinding combination of paper stocks,...
Item No. 9781616896300
$35.00
Inside the Villains
Perrin, Clotilde

Internationally bestselling, oversized lift the flap book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairytale villains.

Explore if you dare! Take a look inside and discover the villainous tricks inside the heads of an ogre, a wolf and a witch. Lift the flaps to...

Item No. 9781776571987
$24.99
Instructions - Small Gift Format
Gaiman, Neil

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

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

Item No. 9780061960321
$9.99
Letters to my Love
Redmond, Lea
An Oprah's Favorite Things Pick for 2015
Nothing is more romantic than a handwritten love letter. Like a dozen grand gestures in one, this innovative format invites romantics to declare their affection to their beloved in 12 fold-and-mail letters to be opened in the future. Ideal for wedding...
Item No. 9781452142678
$14.95
Letters to My Mom
Redmond, Lea
Share memories, love, and appreciation with your mom through this unique and inspiring book of letters. Part of the blockbuster bestselling Letters to . . . series!

Write now. Read later. Treasure forever.

Letters to My Mom holds a set of 12 letter templates that offer...

Item No. 9781452149219
$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...
Item No. 9781452119342
$18.95
Lost and Found
Tan, Shaun
A collection of three jaw-dropping stories: The Red Tree, The Lost Thing, and The Rabbits, by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan

A girl finds a bright spot in a dark world. A boy leads a strange, lost creature home. And a group of peaceful...
Item No. 9780545229241
$24.99
Me Write Book
Roumieu, Graham
Like many reclusive celebrities, Big Foot is misunderstood. In his touching memoir Me Write Book he wants to set the record straight, proving that although he s larger, hairier, and more foul-smelling than most of us, he s really not so different underneath.
Only the most coldhearted...
Item No. 9780452286856
$16.00
Non Stop
Ungerer, Tomi

This book, the final masterpiece from Tomi Ungerer, is a timely, thought-provoking tale of friendship, trust, and hope - this is a must-read for all fans of the artist's iconic work

"Tomi is a spectacular graphic genius." - Maurice Sendak

Tomi Ungerer is an icon...

Item No. 9781838661595
$16.95
Telephone Tales
Rodari, Gianni

Every night, at nine o'clock, wherever he is, Mr. Bianchi, an accountant who often has to travel for work, calls his daughter and tells her a bedtime story. But since it's still the 20th century world of pay phones, each story has to be told in the time that a single coin will...

Item No. 9781592702848
$27.95
Tender Buttons
Stein, Gertrude
First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs playful linguistic circles around teacups, ribbons, umbrellas, and other quotidian...
Item No. 9781452112091
$18.95
The Bird King: An Artist's Notebook
Tan, Shaun
A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection from the brilliant mind of award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Shaun Tan.

"I'm often wary of using the word 'inspiration' to introduce my work -- it sounds too much like a sun shower from the heavens, absorbed by a passive...
Item No. 9780545465137
$19.99
The Evil Garden
Gorey, Edward

  Staff Pick

A happy, naive family enters the Evil Garden (free admission!) to spend a sunny afternoon in its inviting landscape, lush with exotic trees and flowers. They soon realize their mistake, as harrowing sounds and evidence of foul play emerge. When humongous hairy bugs, famished carnivorous plants,...
Item No. 9780764958854
$12.95
The Lonely Phone Booth
Ackerman, Peter

A sad, forgotten phone booth in New York City becomes a hero in this story of community and caring for others. "A story celebrating the fabric of a neighborhood."--New York Times Book Review

The Phone Booth on the corner of West End Avenue and 100th Street was one of the last...

Item No. 9781567924145
$16.95
The Lonely Typewriter
Ackerman, Peter

Oh, no! Pablo has homework due but the computer conked out! It's grandma's old typewriter to the rescue in this read-aloud picture book.

Pablo Pressman has homework to do, and Pablo will do almost anything to avoid doing his homework. But when his computer breaks down, he is desperate...

Item No. 9781567925180
$16.95
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...
Item No. 9780500277591
$19.95
The Three Robbers
Ungerer, Tomi
Written and illustrated by one of the world's most acclaimed and award-winning children's authors, The Three Robbers is a timeless tale of mystery and suspense for 4-8 year olds, in which three ferocious thieves are defeated by the guileless logic of an innocent girl.
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...

Item No. 9780300170979
$25.00