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"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" Finger Puppet Set

"ELEPHANT & PIGGIE" are now available as an irresistible pair of fun-sized finger puppets! Perfect for teachers and librarians to use for storytime with Mo Willems books, as well as at home fun.

This playful pair is made of soft sewn brushed tricot and their friendly faces are screen-printed. Each measure approximately 3" high. Ages 3 and up.

Item No. 668
$13.95
And the People Stayed Home
O'Meara, Kitty
"Kitty O'Meara...offers us wisdom that can help during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She is challenging us to grow."--Deepak Chopra, MD, author, Metahuman

"Kitty O'Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic"--O, The Oprah Magazine

"An eloquent, heartwarming reflection that will resonate with generations to come... encouragement for a brighter tomorrow."--Kate Winslet

"And the People Stayed Home is an uplifting perspective on the resilience of the human spirit and the healing potential we have to change our world for the better." --Shelf Awareness

"Images of nature healing show the author's vision of hope for the future...The accessible prose and beautiful images make this a natural selection for young readers, but older ones may appreciate the work's deeper meaning."-- Kirkus Reviews

"This is a perfectly illustrated version of a poem that continues to be relevant."--School Library Journal

"A stunning and peaceful offering of introspection and hope."--The Children's Book Review

Ten Best Children's Books of 2020: "A calming, optimistic read, and a salve for children trying their best to navigate this time." --Smithsonian Magazine

"It captured the kind of optimism people need right now."--Esquire (UK)

"A communal beacon of hope." --Washington Post

"Thank you, Kitty O'Meara...for pointing out that at this very moment, this very day, we can seize the opportunity to restore wholeness to our world."--Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus

"A poem by American writer Kitty O'Meara has deservedly gone viral."--Edinburgh Evening News

And the People Stayed Home is a beautifully produced picture book featuring Kitty O'Meara's popular, globally viral prose poem about the coronavirus pandemic, which has a hopeful and timeless message.

Kitty O'Meara, author of And the People Stayed Home, has been called the "poet laureate of the pandemic." This illustrated children's book (ages 4-8) will also appeal to readers of all ages.

O'Meara's thoughtful poem about the pandemic, quarantine, and the future suggests there is meaning to be found in our shared experience of the coronavirus and conveys an optimistic message about the possibility of profound healing for people and the planet. Her words encourage us to look within, listen deeply, and connect with ourselves and the earth in order to heal.

O'Meara, a former teacher and chaplain and a spiritual director, clearly captures important aspects of the pandemic experience. Her words, written in March 2020 and shared on Facebook, immediately resonated nationally and internationally and were widely circulated on social media, covered in mainstream news media, and inspired an outpouring of creativity from musicians, dancers, artists, filmmakers, and more. The many highlights include an original composition by John Corigliano that was premiered by Renée Fleming.

Item No. 9781734761788
$18.99
Black Paper Spiral Sketchbook

A great, easy-to-manage, black paper sketchbook for all of your wonderful black paper creations. This Black DIY Cover Sketchbook is the perfect companion for many of our colorful products which look great on black paper (Sparkle Watercolor Gel Crayons, Natural Beeswax Crayons, Metallic Appeel CrayonsMetallic Colored Pencils, and Super Mix Oil Pastels). You can make your sketchbook your own by putting your art right on the cover. The 75 sheets of perforated paper are 8” x 10.5”, acid free and heavy weighing 110g. It comes with a built in elastic strap to protect your stuff too.

Item No. 118-SK-BLK
$14.95
$9.95
$9.95 - $14.95
Bus Soft Toy

A brand newway to have adventurous fun with Pigeon and his friends! This 10" Bus soft toy showcases embroidered characters featured in The Pigeon books and doubles as a comfy pillow. Take a long drive with this comfy plush or create your own Pigeon stories. Toy measures 10" x 7" x 5".

Item No. 512
$28.96
Butterfly 4-piece Wood Puzzle

4 piece wood puzzle featuring the beautiful butterfly from Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, perfectly sized for little hands. Ages 18 months and up.

Item No. 96593
$9.95
Cat Esmeralda Mini Flopsie

With brilliant blue eyes, Esmerelda seeks your heart in 8 inches of lovable floppiness. Featuring the distinctive colors of a calico cat this little girl is ready to snuggle. Bean filled, surface wash. Recommeded for ages 3+

Item No. 16625
$9.95
Cat Stax Puzzle

Stack up the cats! Select a challenge and then arrange all of the cats on the card so that they fit perfectly within the grid. The cats come in all shapes and sizes, so you'll have to figure out how they precisely nestle together to solve each challenge. Paw your way through all 48 puzzles and consider yourself one clever cat! Ages 10+

Item No. 8303
$16.95
Caterpillar Gardening Gloves

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Gardening Gloves are just the right size for kids! The gloves have rough rubber palms and fingers to help gardeners keep hold of their plants and tools. Soft cloth inside and out allows for a more comfortable fit. Hands will stay clean while doing yardwork and planting. Each pair of gloves comes in bright yellow and green, with The Very Hungry Caterpillar painted on top- ready to lend a helping hand!

Item No. 96503
$6.95
Caterpillar Lunch Bag

Based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this lunch bag is designed to meet the needs of very busy, hungry preschoolers! Made of safe, easy-to-clean materials, they make learning, traveling and snack time easy and fun!

  • Enlarged, durable apple zipper pull for little hands
  • Side pocket for water bottle or other small items
  • Bag opens fully for easy access
  • Insulated interior with mesh storage pocket
  • Measures 8" wide x 3.5" deep x 10" high
  • Ages 3+
Item No. 55670
$16.95
Chirri & Chirra Underground
Behind a hole in their basement wall, Chirri and Chirra discover a network of tunnels. Join them as they visit moles, discover caves full of glowing flowers, poke at the roots of growing plants, traverse a subterranean lake, and spend the night with a family of badgers! The fourth book in the Japanese Chirri & Chirra series, this underground adventure is sure to charm and delight.
Item No. 9781592702442
$16.95
Christian Robinson Print - Gaston Cover

Cover image from Gaston by Kelly diPucchio, illustrated by Christian Robinson. Giclee print measures 12" T x 9.5" W. Actual image area measures 10.125" x 8".

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. 47019711
$35.00
Darius the Great is Not Okay PB
Khorram, Adib

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA.

Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award

"Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I'd live in this book forever if I could."
--Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's a Fractional Persian--half, his mom's side--and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.

Darius has never really fit in at home, and he's sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn't exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they're spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city's skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush--the original Persian version of his name--and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he's Darioush to Sohrab.

Adib Khorram's brilliant debut is for anyone who's ever felt not good enough--then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.

Item No. 9780525552970
$10.99
Displacement
Hughes, Kiku

2021 Asian Pacific American Honor Book

A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother's experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes.

Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself stuck back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.

Item No. 9781250193537
$17.99
Duckling Noise Finger Puppet

Bring the joy wherever you go! With soft plush the color of sunshine, this mini duckling finger puppet chirps happily with a little shake.

Item No. 2764
$11.95
El Deafo
Bell, Cece
The beloved #1 New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor winning graphic novel memoir from Cece Bell

Starting at a new school is scary, especially with a giant hearing aid strapped to your chest! At her old school, everyone in Cece's class was deaf. Here, she's different. She's sure the kids are staring at the Phonic Ear, the powerful aid that will help her hear her teacher. Too bad it also seems certain to repel potential friends.

Then Cece makes a startling discovery. With the Phonic Ear she can hear her teacher not just in the classroom but anywhere her teacher is in the school--in the hallway . . . in the teacher's lounge . . . in the bathroom! This is power. Maybe even superpower! Cece is on her way to becoming El Deafo, Listener for All. But the funny thing about being a superhero is that it's just another way of feeling different . . . and lonely. Can Cece channel her powers into finding the thing she wants most, a true friend?

Also Available: El Deafo: Superpowered Edition! Get a special hardcover collector's edition of Cece Bell's beloved graphic novel with 40 bonus pages of childhood photographs, early sketches, notes from Cece, and much more!

Item No. 9781419712173
$12.99
Eric Carle Season Poster - Spring

Spring is all about starting anew. Start a reading nook and decorate with this vibrant poster. 13" x 19" Seasonal poster featuring artwork by Eric Carle. Text reads "Spring Into Reading"

Item No. 13616340SPR
$7.50
Flora: A Botanical Pop Up Book
Kim, Yoojin
Peek inside this spring-inspired pop-up book and discover how flowers are more than just beautiful; they are critical components of the natural world.
Bees buzz, hummingbirds sip, and bats flit amongst the brilliant petals. Each spread is filled with unique pop-ups, revealing pull-tabs, and captivating educational facts!
Item No. 9781623486563
$29.99
Fox in the Forest Card Game

Once upon a time, a woodcutter and his daughter lived in a small village bordering the forest. She had traveled with him and had seen him speak with the forest animals.

The Fox in the Forest is a trick-taking game for 2 players. Utilize the special abilities on the Fairy Tale characters to change the trump suit, lead even after you lose a trick, and more. The beautiful illustrations of the unique characters will help you quickly analyze your options.

Score points by winning more tricks than your opponent, but don't get greedy! Win too many tricks, and you will fall like the villain in so many fairy tales.

GAME DETAILS

Number of Players: 2
For Ages: 10+
Playing Time: 30 min

Game Box Contains:

  • 33 Cards

  • 17 Tokens

  • 2 Reference Cards

  • 1 Rulebook

Item No. RGS00574
$15.99
Frankly in Love
Yoon, David
An Instant New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller!

A William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist



An Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Honor Book

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

Frank Li has two names. There's Frank Li, his American name. Then there's Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California.

Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl--which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white.

As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he's forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don't leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he's found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he's left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love--or himself--at all.

In this moving debut novel--featuring striking blue stained edges and beautiful original endpaper art by the author--David Yoon takes on the question of who am I? with a result that is humorous, heartfelt, and ultimately unforgettable.

Item No. 9781984812209
$18.99
Front Desk
Yang, Kelly

Winner of the Asian / Pacific American Award for Children's Literature!* Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed.Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language?It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams?Featuring exclusive bonus content!

Item No. 9781338157826
$7.99
Greta and the Giants
Tucker, Zoë
* 2021 Atlanta Public School Social and Emotional Learning Book of the Month
* 2020 Green Earth Book Awards Recommended Reading

This inspiring picture book retells the story of Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg--the Swedish teenager who has led a global movement to raise awareness about the world's climate crisis--using allegory to make this important topic accessible to young children.

Greta is a little girl who lives in a beautiful forest threatened by Giants. When the Giants first came to the forest, they chopped down trees to make houses. Then they chopped down more trees and made even bigger homes. The houses grew into towns and the towns grew into cities, until now there is hardly any forest left. Greta knows she has to help the animals who live in the forest, but how? Luckily, Greta has an idea...

A section at the back explains that, in reality, the fight against the "giants" isn't over and explains how you can help Greta in her fight.

This book has been printed sustainably in the US on 100% recycled paper. By buying a copy of this book, you are making a donation of 3% of the cover price to 350.org.

Item No. 9780711253773
$17.99
Hilda and the Troll - Softcover
Pearson, Luke
Hilda can never sit still for long without setting off on another adventure. She can't resist exploring her enchanting world--a place where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move. The magic and folklore of the wild, windswept North come alive in this book about an adventurous little girl and her habit of befriending anything, no matter how curious it might seem.

While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As the blue-haired explorer sits and sketches, she slowly starts to nod off. By the time she wakes up, the troll has totally disappeared and, even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man, and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant.

This brand new paperback edition of Hilda and the Troll offers a fresh chance to read the very first outing in Luke Pearson's ever-popular series of magical Hilda adventures.

Luke Pearson, author of Hilda and the Midnight Giant, Hilda and the Bird Parade, Hilda and the Black Hound and Everything We Miss, has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene. Hilda and the Midnight Giant was selected as one of 2012's twenty-five best illustrated children's books by Publishers Weekly magazine. The book also won the Young People's Comic Award at the 2012 British Comic Awards.

Item No. 9781909263789
$10.99
How Picturebooks Work - Softcover
Scott, Carole
How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frog and Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How Picturebooks Work offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form
Item No. 9780415979689
$72.95
Ichiro
Inzana, Ryan
Exploring themes of grief, masculinity, and belonging, Ryan Inzana's award-winning work is perfect for fans of Hey, Kiddo, American Born Chinese, and Tilly Walden.

Eisner Nominee - Asian/Pacific American Young Adult Literature Honor

Raised by his Japanese mother, Ichiro idolizes his dead American father, and struggles to fit in. When his mother decides to visit Japan, Ichiro is left with his grandfather, in a country he doesn't know.

Grandfather becomes Ichi's guide, sharing Japan with him. But one night, a monster drags Ichi away--into the domain of the gods! Now, he must face his fears and learn about the nature of man, of gods, and of war. He also learns there are no easy answers--for gods or men.

Called thought-provoking, wholly original, and captivating by reviewers, Ichiro "asks hard questions for readers but challenges them to arrive at their own conclusion" (Booklist) and offers "a powerful commentary on war and peace" (Bulletin). Now with a new "Making of Ichiro" section for a glimpse at creator Ryan Inzana's process.

Item No. 9780358238409
$16.99
IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All
Choi, Carolyn

ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"

FEATURED ON KEYS SOULCARE AS "5 STUNNING VISUAL BOOKS FOR ALL AGES"

[A] celebration of solidarity, allyship, and community...A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences.--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal story and connect to collective struggle for justice.

The group bond grounds the message of allyship and equality. When things get hard, the kids support each other for who they are: Parker defends Kate, a genderfluid character who eschews skirts for a superhero cape; Heejung welcomes Yuri, a refugee escaping war, into their community; and Alejandra's family cares for Parker after school while her mother works. Advocating respect and inclusion, IntersectionAllies is a necessary tool for learning to embrace, rather than shy away from, difference.

Featuring gorgeous illustrations on every page by Ashley Seil Smith, as well as powerful introductions by activist and law professor Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term "intersectionality," and Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, author of Intersectionality: An Intellectual History.

Item No. 9781948340083
$18.95