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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
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
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
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
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
    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
    Cat Cuddle Card

    Blank card with coordinating envelope. Printed with soy inks on 60% tree free recycled paper. Card measures 4.25" x 5.5". Artwork by Becca Stadtlander.

    Item No. 16427
    $5.25
    Chirri & Chirra: The Snowy Day
    Doi, Kaya
    Book three in the charming Chirri & Chirra series, here we have foxes, bears, birds, goats, and cats all taking shelter together in an icy cavern, enjoying everything from freshly-baked delights to long soaks in hot springs. Over the course of their adventures, Chirri and Chirra even become guests to a family of bears, spending the night in their igloo and dreaming of the northern lights. A winter wonderland worth remembering for its soft radiance and abundant joy!
    Item No. 9781592702039
    $15.95
    Counting Creatures
    Donaldson, Julia
    A gorgeous lift-the-flap counting game that pairs parent animals with their babies, from the bestselling author of Room on the Broom.

    From a bat and its pup, to a frog and its twelve tadpoles, young readers will delight in counting each creature's babies and learning unusual scientific names for young animals. With rhyming text, lift-the-flaps and peekaboo holes, and a surprise search-and-find element, this is a read-aloud delight and preschool must-have.

    Item No. 9780593324530
    $20.99
    Cozy
    Brett, Jan
    A group of clever animals find an unusual but warm and furry home during Alaska's long winter in Jan Brett's newest snowy adventure.

    Cozy is the softest musk ox in Alaska, with the warmest fur you ever did feel. When a storm hits while he's separated from his family, he starts to feel lonely--but not for long. As the snow piles up, animals start to notice just how warm and cozy Cozy really is! One mama lemming has a bright idea . . . maybe the best place to spend the winter is under Cozy's fur!

    As more and more animals burrow in, Cozy adds to the house rules: quiet voices, gentle thumping, claws to yourself, no biting, and no pouncing. That seems easy enough . . . until the lemmings, snowshoe hare, snowy owl, arctic fox, and wolverine begin to bicker. Luckily, signs of spring soon appear, and that means Cozy can find his herd and his new friends can head to their summer homes. But not before promising to get cozy with Cozy next year!

    Jan Brett brings a new lovable character to life through this gorgeous tale of sharing, friendship, and living in harmony.

    Item No. 9780593109793
    $18.99
    Diwali
    Eliot, Hannah
    Learn all about the traditions of Diwali with this third book in the delightful board book series Celebrate the World, which highlights special occasions and holidays across the globe.

    Each autumn we gather with our friends and family and light our brightest lanterns. It's time for Diwali, the festival of lights! In this lovely board book with illustrations from Archana Sreenivasan, readers learn that the five days of Diwali are a time to pray for a bountiful season, celebrate the special bonds between siblings, and rejoice in the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.

    Item No. 9781534419902
    $8.99
    Dog Reads A Book Puzzle
    Kalman, Maira

     Staff Holiday Gift Pick

    Sale! Was $19.99, now only $14.98!

    500 piece puzzle

    Every proud dog owner thinks their dog is the smartest. But this brainy golden retriever might just top them all as he calmly reads a novel and sips a cup of coffee. How smartly civilized of him! Now if we could just get him to stop shedding. The covers of The New Yorker have entertained and enlightened the magazine's readers for nearly a century. With unmatched visual sophistication and wit, they let no subject escape their scrutiny. A roster of extraordinary artists continues to create indelible images that are infinitely varied in style and tone, whether whimsical, provocative, serene, or lough-out-loud funny. From the iconic Eustace Tilley to spot-on images of contemporary life, The New Yorker's covers are always the talk of the town.

    New Yorker Cover by Artist Maira Kalman, originally published on February 1st, 1999
    500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
    Finished Puzzle Size: 18"x24"
    Linen Style Finish to reduce glare
    Made in USA
    Recommended Age: 7+ Years

    Item No. 819844011697
    $14.98
    Dragon Mug

    Staff Holiday Gift Pick

    This limited edition mug by Astrid Sheckels features a fearless band of medieval maidens and warriors - plus an extremely fierce dragon. As you can see, canine chivalry is still alive and well!

    This 11 oz. ceramic mug is top-rack dishwasher safe and microwavable, too.

    Size:
    Height - 3.75 inches
    Diameter - 3.25 inches

    Item No. 82645107
    $16.95
    Edison
    Kuhlmann, Torben

     Staff Holiday Gift Pick

    2019 Batchelder Honor Award

    2019 ALA Notable Children's Book

    Award-winning illustrator Torben Kuhlmann's stunning new book transports readers to new depths where imagination lights the way!

    A long time ago, one mouse learned to fly, another landed on the moon...what will happen in the next Mouse adventure?

    From the creator of Lindbergh--The Tale of a Flying Mouse and Armstrong, comes Edison--The Mystery of the Missing Mouse Treasure.

    When two unlikely friends build a vessel capable of taking them to the bottom of the ocean find a missing treasure--the truth turns out to be far more amazing.

    Item No. 9780735843226
    $19.95
    Edward Gorey Card - Bibliophile with Cats

    5 x 7 in. blank notecard with white envelope

    Item No. 9780764978159
    $5.25
    Emily Winfield Martin Print - Imaginaries Library

    Print featuring artwork by Emily Winfield Martin from Imaginaries

    Expertly printed with an 11-ink fade-resitant color process on a smooth, enhanced archival matte paper creating rich blacks and vibrant colors by the Land Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

    Available in Small (8" x 10") or Large (11" x 14") sizes

    Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

    Item No. 80972880
    $21.95
    $36.00
    $21.95 - $36.00
    First Snow
    Park, Bomi
    Look out. Now look up. From the sky one flake falls, then another. And just like that--it's snowing.

    In this beautiful book from debut creator Bomi Park, a young girl wakes up to the year's first snowy day. From her initial glimpse out the window to her poignant adventures--rolling a snowman, making snow angels--the girl's quiet quests are ones all young readers will recognize. Simple, muted text and exquisite, evocative art conjure the excitement of a day spent exploring the wonder of snow--and the magic that, sometimes literally, such a day brings. As subtly joyful as a snow day itself, this book will find its home in the hearts of young adventurers everywhere.
    Item No. 9781452154725
    $16.99
    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