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The Snowy Day Bodysuit


Staff Holiday Gift Pick

"One winter morning Peter worke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see."

100% cotton bodysuit featuring artwork from the beloved classic, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Unisex sizing. Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Every purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

Item No. 5043016
$22.00
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The Snowy Day Youth T-Shirt

"One winter morning Peter worke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see."

100% cotton t-shirt featuring artwork from the beloved classic, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Unisex sizing. Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Every purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

Item No. 20912T
$22.00
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Very Hungry Caterpillar Face Mask - Adult

Very Hungry Caterpillar adult face mask (adjustable)

Product Details

  • Non-medical adult face mask
  • Outer layer: 100% polyester
  • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
  • Stretch polyester ear loops
  • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
  • Fitted at nose and chin
  • Works with inserts (not included)
  • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
  • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
  • Made in the USA

Sizing

  • Adult small/medium- Mask width: 8.5" x Mask height: 4.25" (preteens, teens, and smaller adult faces)
  • Adult medium/large- Mask width: 9" x Mask height: 4.75" (adults looking for fuller coverage)

*This adult mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

Item No. MASK1020SM
$14.95
$14.95
Very Hungry Caterpillar Face Mask - Kids

Very Hungry Caterpillar kids face mask (adjustable)

Product Details

  • Non-medical children's adjustable face mask
  • One size fits most
  • Face masks should not be placed on children under age 2
  • Outer layer: 100% polyester
  • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
  • Stretch polyester adjustable ear loops
  • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
  • Fitted at nose and chin
  • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
  • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
  • Made in the USA
Sizing
  • One size fits most
  • Mask width: 6.75" x Mask height: 4.55"

*This kids' mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

Item No. MASK5005
$14.95
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman
Edwards, Michelle
This heartwarming winter story is perfect for those who love to knit and parents looking to teach their children about the importance of doing good for others!

Mrs. Goldman always knits hats for everyone in the neighborhood, and Sophia, who thinks knitting is too hard, helps by making the pom-poms. But now winter is here, and Mrs. Goldman herself doesn't have a hat-she's too busy making hats for everyone else! It's up to Sophia to buckle down and knit a hat for Mrs. Goldman. But try as Sophia might, the hat turns out lumpy, the stitches aren't even, and there are holes where there shouldn't be holes. Sophia is devastated until she gets an idea that will make Mrs. Goldman's hat the most wonderful of all. Readers both young and old will relate to Sophia's frustrations, as well as her delight in making something special for someone she loves.

A knitting pattern is included in the back of the book.

[A] celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Karas's adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood.--The New York Times

Item No. 9780553497106
$17.99
A Home in the Barn
Brown, Margaret Wise

An Indie Next List Pick!

A glorious tribute to Brown's timeless classic. --Booklist (starred review)

Perfect for fans of Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, and Big Red Barn, this never-before-published picture book from beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown tells the comforting, snowy story of animals seeking shelter from the cold in a big warm barn.

Brought to beautiful life by Caldecott Medalist and multiple award-winner Jerry Pinkney, this is a must-have for every child's library and is perfect for cozy wintertime readings.

Outside in the cold, hear the wind rattle, come to the barn, keep warm with the cattle...

Item No. 9780066237879
$17.99
A House in the Woods
Moore, Inga
It's nice to have your friends move in, but. . . . A sweet, wry tale of cooperation and camaraderie, told with pastoral artwork by Inga Moore.

One little pig has made a little den for herself in the woods, and another little pig has a small hut next door. One morning they return from a walk to find that their big friend Bear has moved into the den and an even larger Moose into the hut. CRASH! With both homes collapsed, they're all in a pickle--but what if they find a way to build a house in the woods that all four of them can share? With lush, whimsically detailed illustrations and a cast of endearing, industrious (and most accommodating!) characters, Inga Moore constructs an inviting story of friendship that kids will be happy to visit awhile.

Item No. 9780763652777
$17.99
Shimmer of Joy: One Hundred Children's Picture Books
Loker, Chris

How do simple words and images make a children's picture book so magical that one reading can create a cherished memory for life? Here are 100 books that amply prove the picture book is an art form.

Here are books you'll remember and new gems to discover. From The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1901) to Last Stop on Market Street(2015), each of the 100 books is presented with a cover and inside spread as author Chris Loker explains the qualities that combine to make a successful picture book: the interplay between words and images, the dynamic pulse of picture and narrative that compels us to turn the page and follow the story, the sometimes quirky elements that appeal to both children and adults alike. It affirms what we all instinctively know, and have known since childhood -- that a picture book is literature, art, and theater all rolled into one, miraculously blended and irresistibly presented.

Additionally, A Shimmer of Joyprovides an intriguing array of information, not only about the books but also about the authors, artists, publishers, and designers who created them. Along the way, the reader gains insight into the evolving eras of children's literature and book publishing in the 20th and 21st century, with fascinating stories of its publication history and biographies of the creators.

Anyone will gain a new, deeper, appreciation for the picture book while also remembering a time when, sitting in a classroom or on a lap, someone read you a book and opened up your world.

For the collector, bibliophile, or children's book enthusiast, this collection is guaranteed to provide nothing but joy.

"All spot-on choices....a shop-window of the creative versatility embedded in children's picture books over the decades."--The Book Collector

Item No. 9781567926569
$35.00
A Starlit Snowfall
Willard, Nancy
"My cave is big enough for two!" a bear declares to a rabbit, inviting his small friend to share his den through the longest, coldest season. The rabbit readily accepts the bear's offer, but no sooner have the two curled up than the lively rabbit jumps up to wonder: Wouldn't it be better to be out in the crisp winter air, free to leap through the starlight and the sparkling snow?

In this paperback reissue of a long out-of-print winter tale (originally titled A Starlit Somersault Downhill), Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney's rich watercolors create a cozy winter world that perfectly complements Newbery Medal winner Nancy Willard's charming poetry.

Item No. 9780316183666
$6.99
A Story for Bear
Dennis Haseley
When a young bear finds a scrap of an old letter, he is so curious about the mysterious marks that he searches out their source--a cabin in the woods. There he meets a young woman and is mesmerized by the sound of her voice. Though he cannot understand her words, he returns every day to hear the woman's stories of sailors, goddesses, and far-off lands.
Dennis Haseley's magical fantasy and Jim LaMarche's luminous illustrations together celebrate the joy of reading. A book sure to delight any child who has ever been read to.
Item No. 9780152002398
$17.99
A Wrinkle in Time Graphic Novel - Softcover
L'Engle, Madeleine

 Staff Holiday Gift Pick

A graphic novel adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, now a major motion picture.

"Know somebody who hasn't met Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who or Mrs Which? Larson's colorful panels bring Madeleine L'Engle's brilliant time-travel favorite to life in an exciting new way. This is page-turning eye candy of the highest order." --James Patterson

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery Award-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time.

But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated. In the graphic novel, Hope Larson takes the classic story to a new level with her vividly imagined interpretations of tessering and favorite characters, like the Happy Medium and Aunt Beast. Perfect for delighting old fans and winning over new ones, this graphic novel adaptation is a must-read.

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle is now a major motion picture from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

Praise for A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel:

"Know somebody who hasn't met Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who or Mrs Which? Larson's colorful panels bring Madeleine L'Engle's brilliant time-travel favorite to life in an exciting new way. This is page-turning eye candy of the highest order." --James Patterson

"This adaptation is fabulous for presenting a fresh vision to those familiar with the original, but it's so true to the story's soul that even those who've never read it will come away with a genuine understanding of L'Engle's ideas and heart." --Booklist, starred review

"The memorable story of Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O'Keefe's adventure across space and time is conveyed with all the intellectual and emotional impact of the original novel." --BCCB

"Larson has remained true to the story, preserving the original chapter format and retaining L'Engle's voice. Black-and-white artwork is accented with blue, echoing the original cover color." --School Library Journal

Books by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Quintet
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wind in the Door
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
Many Waters
An Acceptable Time

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novelby Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson

Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time.

The Austin Family Chronicles
Meet the Austins (Volume 1)
The Moon by Night (Volume 2)
The Young Unicorns (Volume 3)
A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book!
Troubling a Star(Volume 5)

The Polly O'Keefe books
The Arm of the Starfish
Dragons in the Waters
A House Like a Lotus

And Both Were Young

Camilla

The Joys of Love

Item No. 9781250056948
$15.99
Animal Farm Graphic Novel
Orwell, George
A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel.

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

In 1945, George Orwell, called "the conscience of his generation," created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell's masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. In this fully authorized edition, the artist Odyr translates the world and message of Animal Farm into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.

Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Snowball, Boxer, and all the animals of Animal Farm come to life in this newly envisaged classic. From his individual brushstrokes to the freedom of his page design, Odyr's adaptation seamlessly moves between satire and fable and will appeal to all ages, just as Orwell intended.

Item No. 9780358410775
$14.99
Animals in the Sky
Animals in the Sky
Gillingham, Sara

A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing Stars

This stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish. Each constellation is introduced as a cluster of stars with its connected-line shape; readers then guess the animal through a series of read-aloud clues. A full animal illustration gatefold reveals the answer, accompanied by extra information about the constellation and its important stars. Perfect for bedtime stargazing!

Ages 2-4

A graphically stunning introduction to constellations for the youngest readers, following the meteoric rise of global bestseller Seeing Stars

This stylish, informative board book helps younger children identify six of the most recognizable animal constellations from The Great Bear to the The Southern Fish. Each constellation is introduced as a cluster of stars with its connected-line shape; readers then guess the animal through a series of read-aloud clues. A full animal illustration gatefold reveals the answer, accompanied by extra information about the constellation and its important stars. Perfect for bedtime stargazing!

Ages 2-4

Item No. 9781838660246
$12.95
Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds
Gravel, Elise

Perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly, Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is the first in a new early graphic chapter book series about the friendship between Arlo, an arrogant crow, and a sarcastic little bird named Pips.

Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's not afraid to tell him when he's being insufferable!

In the first of three episodes, a battle of the brains and bird-to-bird banter soon turns into an unexpected friendship. Arlo and Pips' adventures include a visit the big city and the beach on their hunt for shiny things and French fries. Cool crow facts are included throughout the book.

Arlo & Pips is the HarperCollins Canada Kids' Top Pick for this fall!

Item No. 9780062982223
$7.99
Astrid Sheckels 2021 Wall Calendar (Limited Edition)
Astrid Sheckels 2021 Wall Calendar (Limited Edition)

Step into imaginary realms and star the new year in style with the exclusive Astrid Sheckels 2021 Wall Calendar! This large format, 12-month, limited edition wall calendar features a charming array of whimsical animals and imaginary creatures. The detailed illustrations, printed on mat cover stock, can also be used as prints. It's the perfect colorful addition to any home, nursery, classroom, or office...anywhere art is enjoyed!

Size: 11" x 17" with wire binding

Order now while supplies last!

Item No. 40994570
$30.00
Baking Class
Cook, Deanna F
Following the best-selling book Cooking Class, this delightful baking cookbook for children ages 8-12 features 50 easy-to-follow, kid-friendly recipes. Lively step-by-step photos teach bakers-in-training how to knead dough, make biscuits, decorate cookies, and produce a perfect pie, along with essential skills like following directions and accurately measuring ingredients. Kids will learn to make both sweet and savory treats and will use fresh fruits and vegetables in recipes such as Bursting with Blueberries Muffins, Zombie Zucchini Bread, and Peachy Keen Crumble. Bonus goodie bag stickers, pop-out gift tags, and bake sale signs encourage kids to share their homemade delights with pride.

2017 NPR's Best Books of the Year
2017 IACP Cookbook Award Winner
2017 National Parenting Product Awards Winner
2018 ​Mom's Choice Award Gold Winner
2019 New York Times "Best Cookbooks for Kids"

Also available in this series: Cooking Class and Cooking Class Global Feast!

Item No. 9781612128559
$18.95
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
Grimes, Nikki

All purchases include a free autographed Nikki Grimes Bookplate, as supplies last.

Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime.

"Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book"--The New York Times

It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.

He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.

Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.

For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child.

"The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."--Booklist, STARRED review

Item No. 9781492638322
$17.99
Before Morning
Sidman, Joyce
There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day -- a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together.

In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.

Item No. 9780547979175
$17.99
Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany
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
    $24.95
    Black Heroes of the Wild West
    Smith, James Otis

    Exploring American history and finding diversity at its roots!

    This graphic novel by JAMES OTIS SMITH celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black heroes who took control of their destinies and stood up for their communities in the Old West. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Mary Fields became famous as "Stagecoach Mary," a cigar-chomping, card playing coach driver who never missed a delivery. Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi, was one of the wiliest lawmen in the territories, bringing thousands of outlaws to justice with his smarts. Bob Lemmons lived to be 99 years old and was so good with horses that the wild mustangs on the plains of Texas took him for one of their own.

    A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

    From the introduction by KADIR NELSON, winner of the 2020 Caldecott Award: "Black Heroes of the Wild West is a brilliant and entertaining offering. Through sharp and evocative storytelling in the exciting medium of comics, lesser-known African American historical figures will be introduced to new generations of readers."

    Item No. 9781943145522
    $9.99
    Blue House
    Wahl, Phoebe
    In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.

    For as long as he can remember, Leo has lived in the blue house with his dad, but lately the neighborhood is changing. People are leaving, houses are being knocked down, and shiny new buildings are going up in their place. When Leo and his dad are forced to leave, they aren't happy about it. They howl and rage and dance out their feelings. When the time comes, they leave the blue house behind--there was never any choice, not really--but little by little, they find a way to keep its memory alive in their new home.

    Item No. 9781984893369
    $17.99
    Brambly Hedge Winter
    Barklem, Jill

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge!

    It was the middle of winter and very, very cold. The mice of Brambly Hedge forecasted snow.

    And they were right. In the morning they awoke to find their doors and windows hidden behind deep drifts. There hadn't been snow like this for years. "There's enough for a Snow Ball!" cried the mice with glee, and set to work in the time-honoured way to make an Ice Hall for the festivities. The little mice watched wide-eyed as all the preparations were made.

    Then at last everything was ready, and the Ball could begin...

    Also look out for: Spring Story, Summer Story and Autumn Story!

    Item No. 9780008241186
    $10.99
    Brilliant Beeswax 12 Crayons

    Let your coloring art stand out with Brilliant Bee crayons. This cute crayon set comes with triangle crayons that have a great ergonomic fit and won’t roll away. The crayon colors lay smoothly on paper and are a delight to color with. Brilliant Bee crayons color on black paper too.

    • Extremely smooth and vibrant colors
    • Set of 12
    • Triangle barrel will not roll away
    • Suitable for ages 3 and up

    Item No. 133-093
    $7.50
    Captain Underpants Face Mask - Kids

    Captain Underpants kids face mask (adjustable)

    Product Details

    • Non-medical children's adjustable face mask
    • One size fits most
    • Face masks should not be placed on children under age 2
    • Outer layer: 100% polyester
    • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
    • Stretch polyester adjustable ear loops
    • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
    • Fitted at nose and chin
    • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
    • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
    • Made in the USA
    Sizing
    • One size fits most
    • Mask width: 6.75" x Mask height: 4.55"

    *This kids' mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

    Item No. MASK5004
    $14.95
    Captain Underpants Youth T-Shirt

    TRA-LA-LAAAA! 

    100% cotton t-shirt featuring Captain Underpants from Dav Pilkey's bestselling series The Adventures of Captain Underpants. Unisex sizing. Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

    Every purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

    Item No. 20896T
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