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Rzezek, Joanna

We're on an adventure with 1,001 ants! Come visit the ants in their home, meet their queen, and discover how they look after their colony. Then join them on a walk through the countryside, discovering plants, insects, mushrooms, and animals that live outside and in our yards. Spot the ant with red socks hidden on every double page, and enjoy a pleasant stroll through the undergrowth--seeing things that humans are usually too big to notice!

1,001 Ants is an engaging nonfiction storybook for children full of fascinating facts about nature. With lively and appealing illustrations, it's a must-have for children who are curious about bugs and the animal kingdom.

Item No. 9780500652084
$16.95
A Stone Sat Still

The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel!

A Stone Sat Stilltells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock--but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.

This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage of time, with an underlying environmental message that is timely and poignant.

- Filled with stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint
- Soothing rhythms invite reading aloud and bedtime snuggles
- Introduces concepts like color, size, function, and time in a way that is easily understandable and teachable for children

With a rhythmic, calming narrative about the stone and its place in the world--and the changing environment--A Stone Sat Stillproves Brendan Wenzel's mastery of the picture book form.

This modern children's classic will enchant readers in preschool and kindergarten, as well as the adults that read with them.

- A wonderful gift for teachers, librarians, and educators who are looking to teach difficult concepts like perspective and perception
- Perfect for parents and caregivers wanting to educate their kids about the environment, nature, and animals
- Great for fans of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, as well as Wenzel's previous books They All Saw a Cat and Hello Hello

Item No. 9781452173184
$17.99
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Shapiro, Esme
Alma's beautiful, hairy world is turned upside down by the arrival of a stranger. From the utterly original imagination of the author-illustrator of Ooko comes a story about celebrating differences and making new friends. For fans of Where the Wild Things Are and Wild.

Alma lives happily in her hairy world, where she can braid the trees, comb the grass, pet the roof and feed her plumpooshkie butterfly. Until one day . . . a hairless, button-nosed beast appears in the garden! At first Alma is scared but when she realizes the beast is lost and misses her hairless home, Alma offers to help her find her way back. As the two take a fantastical journey through the red-headed woods and the bearded mushroom glen to the beast's bald abode, they discover that they are much more alike than different.

This quirky and charming story about friendship, empathy and perspective invites readers into a surreal, fantastical world that evokes Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are and The Lorax.

Item No. 9780735263963
$17.99
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Halfmann, Starla Michelle
In this large-format alphabet book, the letters of the English language come alive through the artwork of Austin-based fine artist Starla Michelle Halfmann. Children will learn and marvel as their ABCs become members of the animal kingdom, and adults will appreciate the beauty of this gorgeously rendered wordless picture book.
Item No. 9781944903572
$24.95
Alphabet Letters Bulletin Borders

Highlight and frame any area of your classroom with the World of Eric Carle(TM) Letters Straight Borders. This 12-strip pack of borders is the perfect accent for bulletin board displays.

 

 3’ x 3’ strips for a total length of 36’

Item No. 108384
$3.99
Animal Kingdom 2-in-1 Puzzle
Mudpuppy's Animal Kingdom 100 Piece Double-Sided Puzzle features charming illustrations of the world's most colorful animals on one side and black and white animals on the back. This colorful and educational puzzle is a great family activity for adults and children to learn and enjoy together. Puzzle pieces come packaged in a sturdy and easy-to-wrap box, perfect for gifting, reuse, and storage.
- 100 pieces, double-sided puzzle
- Puzzle: 22 x 16.5''
- Box: 12.5 x 9 x 2''
- Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Packaging contains 70% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.
- Ages 6-99
Item No. 9780735360464
$16.99
Anne of Green Gables Ladies T-Shirt

Cotton/poly wide neck t-shirt featuring the Puffin classic cover of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, artwork by Anna Bond. Relaxed fit, available in sizes XS - XXXL. Color: navy

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

Pair with the book for the perfect gift!

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Anne of Green Gables Tote Bag
Anne of Green Gables Tote Bag

Dark blue denim tote bag featuring the Puffin classic cover of L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, artwork by Anna Bond

  • Inner pocket
  • Flat tote
  • 14" w x 15.25" h
  • 9" denim strap (hanging)
  • Made in the USA

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

Pair with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. 1071TOTE
$20.00
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Lawrence, Sandra
A whimsical and imaginative catalog of fantastical beasts and creatures of myth and legend from around the world-complete with a code that needs cracking to uncover the mystery of the monster atlas!

One day a collection of very old maps is found in a dusty library. They show where in the world monsters and creatures from mythology and folklore can be found. According to the notes left with the maps, they were made by Cornelius Walters, an intrepid explorer from the 15th century. But did Walters really make these elaborate maps, or is it all a hoax? The librarian who discovered them is not certain . . . and what are the strange messages in a cryptic code that Walters records in his ship's log? The codes throughout, once cracked, may indeed lead to something sinister that will happen should the atlas ever be published!

This is a gorgeously illustrated and comprehensive catalog of monsters, beasts, and mythical creatures from around the globe, with an easy-to-read format and incredible detail on each spread.

Item No. 9780762494842
$19.99
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de Brunhoff, Laurent
Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, the beloved elephant king Babar and all the residents of Celesteville were finding peace and tranquillity through yoga. And now elephants everywhere can join them! Through easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, Babar's Yoga for Elephants presents 15 positions and stretches as well as helpful breathing exercises. The book also provides useful advice on what to do with your trunk while in position, a dilemma that human yoga books often ignore.

Written by Babar himself, the book explains how yoga was introduced to Celesteville and how he and Queen Celeste keep fit doing yoga on their many travels. Babar's Yoga for Elephants is sure to become a classic for elephants as well as their human friends.

Item No. 9780810930766
$10.95
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Perkins, Mitali

From award-winning author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Sara Palacios comes Between Us and Abuela, a timely debut picture book about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States.

It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico.

For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars.

Here is a heartwarming tale of multi-cultural families, and the miracle of love.

Item No. 9780374303730
$17.99
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Filled with beloved book stacks, literary objects, and famous authors, this deluxe planner features a handy side pocket and ribbon page marker, as well as notable dates in literary history. Perfect for any booklover or book club pal.
Item No. 9781452178165
$19.99
Bibliophile Keychain
Mount, Jane

The best books are the keys to life. Bibliophiles will delight in adding these tiny illustrated classic novels to their collection.

• imitation gold-plated brass keychain with 5-color enamel: 1-1/2" x 1"

Item No. 9781452181837
$14.95
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Zommer, Yuval

Based on The Big Book of Beasts, this endlessly entertaining activity book brings the world of beasts alive in a creative way. With fascinating facts as a starting point, the activities invite children to draw, color, and decorate beasts into their natural habitats, as they engage with the information as they play.

The book includes stickers and activities relating to over fifteen different animals and at its center features eight pages packed with more than 500 reusable stickers printed on clear backing, so the animals blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest creatures in the animal kingdom, inspiring creative thinking while also bringing alive the facts on which each activity is based.

Item No. 9780500651339
$14.95
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Lauren, Andrea

Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction!

Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more! Throughout the book, find inspiration from selected works of block print artists from around the world. The new, easy-to-use block printing materials are great for beginners and skilled artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!

Item No. 9781631591136
$22.99
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Yoshitake, Shinsuke
Boredom: humankind's age-old adversary. It's a state that is undesirable, uninteresting . . . and just plain boring. But as one particularly bored boy discovers, there's actually more to boredom than meets the eye--more questions, more theories, and heaps of humor. This exploration of boredom from acclaimed author-illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake playfully--and hilariously--unpacks the ways in which a seemingly stagnant state is actually a portal into a dynamic, life-enriching experience. For anyone who's ever been mind-numbingly bored, this smart, laugh-out-loud picture book just might change your perspective on the state of boredom forever.
Item No. 9781452174563
$17.99
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Leek, Cliff
Meet 30 positive male role models from throughout history. From activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Frederick Douglass to creative innovators like Prince and David Hockney, these men have fought conventional stereotypes to prove that modern-day masculinity can be defined freely.

Instead of a single model of how a boy can grow into a man, this book offers 30 stories of people whose lives demonstrate that there are endless possibilities--that boys and men can do and be so much more than what we think of when we say things like "boys will be boys."

Discover a world of inspirational change-makers, teachers, peacemakers, artists, scientists, and more who have defied the expectations, care deeply about others, stand up for what is right, and express themselves in creative and exciting ways.

Inspiring a new generation of boys:

David Hockney; Muhammad Ali; Nelson Mandela; Prince; Richard Loving; César Chávez; Thurgood Marshall; John Muir; Lebron James; Frederick Douglass; Patricio Manuel; Hayao Miyazaki; Oscar Wilde; Ta-Nehisi Coates; Ezra Jack Keats; Freddie Mercury; Grandmaster Flash; Luther Christman; Mahatma Gandhi; Bruce Lee; Carl Sagan; George Washington Carver; Jaime Escalante; Carlos Acosta; Bayard Rustin; Edward Enninful; John Dewey; Alfred Nobel; Kit Yan; W.E.B. Du Bois
Item No. 9781786038753
$22.99
Bravery Magazine #6: Junko Tabei

Issue six of Bravery is all about mountaineer Junko Tabei. Junko was the first woman to summit Mount Everest as well as the Seven Summits. Issue six teaches about Junko's life in a fun, engaging way through illustrated stories, fun DIYs, and educational activities that the whole family can enjoy. There’s even a parent section! With an illustrated cover by Ayumi Takahashi and contributions from over 18 talented artists, writers, and photographers, Bravery is both beautiful and functional. Bravery Magazine is a guide for dreaming and doing, and we hope it will inspire your little ones to be their own kind of brave.

Specs: 64 full-color pages, soft touch matte cover stock.  8.5’’ x 10.5’’ (portrait)

Age Range: Bravery is designed with girls and boys ages 5-12 in mind, but really, we think bravery is for everyone.

Item No. 3017260
$18.00
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Chronicle Books
Organize your year in color with this brilliant planner featuring 12 unique colors for each month. Colorful taglines throughout add vibrancy to every day of the year.
Item No. 9781452178172
$19.99
Brown Bear Learning Cards
Carle, Eric

Easy to read and use, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?™ Learning Cards offer a fun, hands-on way to help students retell this loved story, learn numbers and days of the week, and much more! Featuring well-loved figures from the imagination of Eric Carle, this 54-piece set also includes 9 color word cards and 11 character word cards in both English and Spanish.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?™ Learning Cards include:

  • 1 title card
  • 11 picture cards

In both English and Spanish:

  • 9 color word cards
  • 11 character word cards
  • 1 activity guide

Children and adults alike will recognize and enjoy the distinctive style of Eric Carle, a beloved illustrator of children's books. His hand-painted tissue collages and familiar characters enhance a new line of Carson Dellosa classroom products, from flash cards to bulletin boards and much more. They are designed to both educate and delight students of all ages. Use these Eric Carle items to turn your classroom into a magical space of learning, creativity, and inspiration.

Item No. 145130
$11.99
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Higgins, Ryan T
Bruce's home is already a full house.
But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he'll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not.
Readers will love this next installment of the uproarious, award-winning Mother Bruce series.
Item No. 9781368026222
$17.99
Bruno Munari: Total Artist

From drawings, designs, collages, paintings, sculptures, readable and not-so-readable books to new image reproduction techniques, industrial design, editorial graphics, architecture and new pedagogical ideas, the scope of Bruno Munari's (1907-98) activities is dauntingly vast. This book accordingly approaches his output as a universe of its own, eschewing analyses of style and development in favor of offering a journey through the "total art" of Munari.

Accompanying a 2017 exhibition at the Museo Ettore Fico in Turin, and including more than 500 reproductions, interviews with Munari and a critical essay, this book is a visual cornucopia and an exciting testimony to the diversity and originality of Bruno Munari's art.

Item No. 9788875706333
$75.00
Butterfly "Believe In Yourself" Bulletin Board Set
Carle, Eric

52 pieces

•1 butterfly, assembled from 2 pieces
(31 3/4" x 13 2/5")

•1 message, assembled from 16 pieces (largest: 2 9/10" x 3 9/10", smallest: 1" x 3") 

•4 words (largest: 9 2/5" x 2 1/2", smallest: 7" x 2 3/4")

•30 blank circles (5" x 5")

Item No. 110457
$13.99
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Tanninen, Oili

Button and Popper tells the story of a family of pixies--mother, father, and twelve children--who live in an apple tree. They enjoy its warmth and shelter, eating apple pie all spring and summer long. But when fall comes, the leaves begin to drop and the apple tree becomes a cold and wet place to live. Twin brothers Button and Popper decide to find their family a new home, but when they trek into the city and start inquiring about an apartment with room for twelve children and their parents, people laugh in their faces or politely excuse themselves.

Luck strikes when, through a most fortunate mix-up at the market, the pixies find themselves in the home of Professor Pilli. When he hears their story, he invites them to look after his house while he's away at the South Pole. When the rest of their pixie family finds out the good news, everyone is relieved and happy again.

First published in 1964, Button and Popper was written and illustrated by Oili Tanninen, one of Finland's most celebrated illustrators and authors. Bold, on-trend, midcentury illustrations support this new translation of a classic Finnish story that's quirky and charming in equal measure.

Item No. 9780500652015
$16.95
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Carle, Eric
This beautiful little gift book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar provides a simple, easy-to-follow journey to relaxation, perfect for children and adults.

Just stop and breathe . . . How do you feel?

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a soothing story featuring classic art from the World of Eric Carle. With simple coping mechanisms and beautiful illustrations, this book is an excellent reminder to kids and adults alike to take a moment, breathe deep, and smile!

Item No. 9781524792183
$8.99