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All Because You Matter (PRE-ORDER)
Charles, Tami

Pre-order now and receive an exclusive signed bookplate autographed by author Tami Charles and illustrator Bryan Collier! This book releases October 6, 2020.

A lyrical, heart-lifting love letter to black and brown children everywhere: reminding them how much they matter, that they have always mattered, and they always will, from powerhouse rising star author Tami Charles and esteemed, award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier.

A gem for every household. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Discover this poignant, timely, and emotionally stirring picture book, an ode to black and brown children everywhere that is full of hope, assurance, and love.

Tami Charles pens a poetic, lyrical text that is part love letter, part anthem, assuring readers that they always have, and always will, matter. This powerful, rhythmic lullaby reassures readers that their matter and their worth is never diminished, no matter the circumstance: through the joy and wonder of their first steps and first laughs, through the hardship of adolescent struggles, and the pain and heartbreak of current events, they always have, and always will, matter. Accompanied by illustrations by renowned artist Bryan Collier, a four-time Caldecott Honor recipient and a nine-time Coretta Scott King Award winner or honoree, All Because You Matter empowers readers with pride, joy, and comfort, reminding them of their roots and strengthening them for the days to come.

Lyrical, personal, and full of love, All Because You Matter is for the picture book audience what The Hate U Give was for YA and Ghost Boys was for middle grade: a conversation starter, a community touchstone, and a deep affirmation of worth for the young readers who need it most.

Item No. 9781338574852
$17.99
Flamer - Autographed
Curato, Mike

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

This book will save lives. --Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo

I know I'm not gay. Gay boys like other boys. I hate boys. They're mean, and scary, and they're always destroying something or saying something dumb or both.

I hate that word. Gay. It makes me feel . . . unsafe.

It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp. Everyone's going through changes--but for Aiden, the stakes feel higher. As he navigates friendships, deals with bullies, and spends time with Elias (a boy he can't stop thinking about), he finds himself on a path of self-discovery and acceptance.

Item No. 9781250756145
$17.99
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A Letter to Amy - Softcover
Keats, Ezra Jack

Peter's having a birthday party and he's inviting all of his friends. But only one friend - a girl - is getting a letter in the mail. "This way it's sort of special." A windy rainstorm changes Peter's plans, and now he doesn't know if Amy will ever come to the party!

Generations of children have read, re-read, and loved Ezra Jack Keats's award-winning, classic stories about Peter and his neighborhood friends. Now, for the first time, "Peter's Chair", "A Letter to Amy", and "Goggles!" are available in paperback exclusively from Puffin. "A master of ingenious collages, [Keats] has made brilliant variegated pictures
Item No. 9780140564426
$7.99
A Letter to My Teacher
Hopkinson, Deborah
This funny, touching picture book-the perfect gift for a child to give to their own teacher-celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or Graduation!

Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I'm writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning--and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book's young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn't just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl's unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.

Item No. 9780375868450
$17.99
A Little Bit of Dirt
Citro, Asia

Dandelion Bubbles, Rain Drums, Seed Bomb Lollipops and more!

Bursting with creative hands-on outdoor science and art activities, A Little Bit of Dirt is full of motivation to get outside and explore. Whether you're investigating the health of your local stream, making beautiful acrylic sunprints with leaves and flowers, running an experiment with your backyard birds, or concocting nature potions, you'll be fostering an important connection with nature. The engaging activities encourage the use of the senses and imagination and are perfect for all ages. Discover more about the natural world waiting just outside your door!

Item No. 9781943147045
$16.99
A New Green Day
Portis, Antoinette
If you listen, nature speaks. Explore nature through evocative riddles and bold imagery that take the reader from day to night and back again in this perfect read aloud.

From the author of the Sibert Honor-winning title Hey, Water! comes a book of poetic riddles that encourage young readers to explore the natural world.

Who scribbles on the sidewalk with glistening ink? Snail!

Who's a comma in a long, long sentence of a stream? Tadpole!

On each spread, children will solve riddles about the familiar animals, plants and the weather that one child encounters outdoors throughout a whole day. Active readers will delight in the clever language and striking illustrations.

A Junior Library Guild Selection
Selected for the CBC Champions of Change Showcase

Item No. 9780823444885
$18.99
All Good Things 1000-Piece Puzzle

A new 1,000 piece puzzle from Flow, the international brand that celebrates mindfulness, creativity, and the simple pleasures in life. 

This puzzle, featuring an exclusive illustration by Dutch artist Valesca van Waveren, is inspired by the words “All good things are wild and free,” written by Henry David Thoreau in Walking. As you complete the puzzle, piece by piece, you may be reminded of the simple joys of being in nature: a traveling snail, a fruiting tree, the hum of a grasshopper, sparkling constellations, the strong trunk of an oak…

Featuring:

  • 1,000 full-color interlocking pieces
  • Art print with puzzle image
  • Finished puzzle is 26 3/8’’ x 18 7/8’’
Item No. 9781523509379
$19.95
Archicards: Build a Castle
Archicards: Build a Castle

Turrets, ramparts, windows, walls, and more! Create your own medieval masterpiece with these new graphic-designed building cards. This pack contains sixty-four cards (4" x 2 3/4") of a variety of graphic designs. Clever paper engineering allows you to slot the cardstogether, building up and out in whichever way you like! Also included is a short ten-page booklet with descriptions of the card designs and suggestions of stacking methods. The instructions tell you how to build a castle, or you can let your imagination run wild and design your own! Renowned illustrator Paul Farrell has designed these cards in a cool, graphic style - turning the image of a castle into a work of art! 

Item No. 9781843654469
$19.99
Astrid Sheckels Limited Edition Print - Under the Story Tree

Limited edition giclee print by Astrid Sheckels. With a generous dose of vintage charm, this signed print is perfect for a child's room, a classroom, or even your personal library - anywhere good books are enjoyed!

Image size: 11 x 14 inches
White border: 1 inche
Paper size: 13 x 16 inches

Item No. 81743091
$90.00
Astrid Sheckels Limited Edition Print - Wild Ones

Limited edition giclee print by Astrid Sheckels.

"When twilight settles down into the valley and dewdrops fall like a blanket,
Some moonlit night, when you least expect it, that's when the magic begins!"

This listing is for a whimsical limited edition giclee print based on my original watercolor illustration of an enchanting group of friends. With a generous dose of Scandinavian whimsy, this signed print is perfect for someone who loves midsummer, fairy tales, and enchantment!

Image size: 7.25 x 13.25 inches
White border: 1 inche
Paper size: 9.25 x 15.25 inches

Item No. 20853320
$70.00
Astrid Sheckels Print - The Girl and the Bear

Limited edition giclee print by Astrid Sheckels.

With a generous dose of Scandinavian whimsy, this signed print is perfect for someone who loves long walks in the woods, fairy tales, or good conversation with a friend!

Image size: 10 x 14 inches
White border: 1 inche
Paper size: 12 x 16 inches

Item No. 56132959
$90.00
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Woodson, Jacqueline
National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed.

For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

Item No. 9780399545436
$17.99
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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
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
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Murray, Lily
There are bugs everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them underwater, and some certainly live in your house. And all of them are fascinating! Britta Teckentrup's work will enthral budding entomologists. This nonfiction volume from a much-loved illustrator simply sparks with personality and is chock-full of weird and wonderful facts about all kinds of creepy-crawlies.
Item No. 9781536210422
$16.99
Butterflies Shaped Memory Match
  • MEMORY MATCHING GAME: The 24-piece (12 pairs) Butterflies Shaped Memory Match is a perfect game for kids ages 3-8 to develop matching skills, sharpen visual memory, focus and concentration.
  • SHAPED PIECES: The 24 sturdy shaped pieces feature brightly colored butterflies to match. For two or more players, the shaped pieces add an element of fun to the game.
  • FIELD GUIDE INCLUDED: The Butterflies Memory Match game includes a field guide insert that outlines the butterflies found in nature that inspired the artwork.
Item No. 9780735363267
$12.99
Butterfly Pop-Up Card

A beautiful Eric Carle card for any occasion!

Send someone a dazzling pop-up card featuring the beloved colorful butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar  by Eric Carle.

Card measures 6" x 4.15" and comes with an accompanying yellow envelope.

Item No. 4250915933306
$5.95
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.

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$22.00
$22.00
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Doi, Kaya

On their sixth adventure, Chirri and Chirra bicycle beneath the waves, discovering the beauty of coral and the deliciousness of marine edibles.

Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the tunnel, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They pedal through a maze of color and pass through an opening in the seaweed, into a scene of seashells of all colors and shapes. Naturally, they come upon sea treats, such as parfait à la conch and marine soda jelly topped with pearl cream. This is the happy, lovely world of Chirri and Chirra, where they stumble on the most wonderful surprises.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start in picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku Workshop, held at a Tokyo bookshop specializing in children's books. Since then she has created many picture books featuring her delicate color-pencil drawings. She lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues. Since the earthquake of 2011 she has been active in recovery and shelter efforts for abandoned pets.

David Boyd is Assistant Professor of Japanese at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His translations have appeared in Monkey Business International, Granta, and Words Without Borders, among other publications.

Item No. 9781592703029
$16.95
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Acevedo, Elizabeth

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people...

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance--and Papi's secrets--the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

Great for summer reading or anytime! Clap When You Land is aTodayshow pick for "25 children's books your kids and teens won't be able to put down this summer!

Plus don't miss Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X and With the Fire on High!

--School Library Journal (starred review)
Item No. 9780062882769
$18.99
Click, Clack, Moo - Board Book
Cronin, Doreen
The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all from New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Now the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm.

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:

Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.

But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside-down!

Item No. 9781442408890
$7.99
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale
Funk, Josh
A sweet and clever friendship story in rhyme, about looking past physical differences to appreciate the person (or dragon) underneath.

George and Blaise are pen pals, and they write letters to each other about everything: their pets, birthdays, favorite sports, and science fair projects. There's just one thing that the two friends don't know: George is a human, while Blaise is a dragon! What will happen when these pen pals finally meet face-to-face?

"When I was a kid, my best friend was Josh Funk. Now he's becoming a friend to a whole new generation."--B.J. Novak, author of The New York Times bestseller The Book With No Pictures

Item No. 9780451472304
$16.99
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Pak, Soyung
Juno's grandmother writes in Korean and Juno writes in drawings, but that doesn't mean they can't exchange letters. From the photo his grandmother sends him, Juno can tell that she has a new cat. From the picture he makes for her, Juno's grandmother can tell that he wants her to come for a visit. So she sends Juno a miniature plane, to let him know she's on the way. This tender tale won the author an Ezra Jack Keats award, and is a perfect introduction to the concept of foreign cultures and far-off lands.
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$7.99
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Stone, Nic
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.

In the highly anticipated sequel to her New York Times bestseller, Nic Stone delivers an unflinching look into the flawed practices and silenced voices in the American juvenile justice system.

Vernell LaQuan Banks and Justyce McAllister grew up a block apart in the Southwest Atlanta neighborhood of Wynwood Heights. Years later, though, Justyce walks the illustrious halls of Yale University . . . and Quan sits behind bars at the Fulton Regional Youth Detention Center.

Through a series of flashbacks, vignettes, and letters to Justyce--the protagonist of Dear Martin--Quan's story takes form. Troubles at home and misunderstandings at school give rise to police encounters and tough decisions. But then there's a dead cop and a weapon with Quan's prints on it. What leads a bright kid down a road to a murder charge? Not even Quan is sure.

"A powerful, raw, must-read told through the lens of a Black boy ensnared by our broken criminal justice system." -Kirkus, Starred Review

Item No. 9781984829665
$18.99
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Tonatiuh, Duncan
Two cousins--one in the United States and one in Mexico--learn their lives aren't so different in this charming picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh

A Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book!

Meet Charlie and Carlitos.
Charlie lives in America.
Carlitos, his primo, lives in Mexico.
Charlie takes the subway to school, plays basketball with his friends, and loves pizza.
Carlitos rides his bicicleta to school and enjoys playing fútbol at recess, and his favorite meal is quesadillas.
Their lives appear different, but do Charlie and Carlitos have more in common than it seems?

Through his artwork and story, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh introduces young readers to a very timely idea--that community is larger than just neighborhoods and schools.

Item No. 9780810938724
$16.95