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Caterpillar Care Package

Couldn't we all use some colorful Caterpillar cheer this year? Send your distanced loved ones a care package filled with books and gifts hand-selected by the expert shop team at The Carle! Each box will include an assortment Spring and Very Hungry Caterpillar themed gifts that are perfect for Spring birthdays, Easter baskets or any celebration!

Include a personalized note to your recipient in Customer Notes at checkout. Let us know about your gift recipient (age, likes, interests) and we'll customize the package just for them.

Item No. 59510820
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00 - $50.00
Moose, Goose and Mouse
Gerstein, Mordicai

Free bookplate autographed by Jeff Mack with each purchase.

Giggles guaranteed! Moose, Goose, and Mouse ride a loose caboose on their way to finding a new house! This funny book by a Caldecott winning author-illustrator promotes foundational reading skills!

Help! yelled Mouse.
It's no use! said Goose.
This is fun, said Moose,
riding in a loose caboose.

Then . . . BONK! . . . the train hits a tree near the sea, where they find the sunny, funny house of their dreams.

An upbeat story about finding the perfect home is accompanied by fun, cartoony art with hilarious details and rhyming and alliterative text to encourage word play. Author Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott medalist, was a four-time New York Times best illustrated book winner. Moose, Goose, and Mouse is the culmination of the humor, wit, and joy that he brought to his all of his books.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Item No. 9780823447602
$18.99
Bundle-VHC Birthday

Staff Pick

Send some birthday cheer to a loved one with a Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Bundle! Each box will include the mini book Happy Birthday from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and a child-sized tote bag full of tiny gifts. Let's make this birthday the best day ever!

Include a personalized note to your recipient in Customer Notes at checkout.

Item No. 22034245
$50.00
$25.00
$25.00 - $50.00
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
All the Way to the Top
Bay Pimentel, Annette

2021 Schneider Family Book Award Honor

Experience the true story of lifelong activist Jennifer Keelan-Chaffins and her participation in the Capitol Crawl in this inspiring autobiographical picture book. This beautifully illustrated story includes a foreword from Jennifer and backmatter detailing her life and the history of the disability rights movement.

This is the story of a little girl who just wanted to go, even when others tried to stop her.

Jennifer Keelan was determined to make a change--even if she was just a kid. She never thought her wheelchair could slow her down, but the way the world around her was built made it hard to do even simple things. Like going to school, or eating lunch in the cafeteria.

Jennifer knew that everyone deserves a voice! Then the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that would make public spaces much more accessible to people with disabilities, was proposed to Congress. And to make sure it passed, Jennifer went to the steps of the Capitol building in Washington DC to convince them.

And, without her wheelchair, she climbed.

ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!

A Rise: A Feminist Book Project Nominee
A Junior Library Guild Selection

All the Way to the Top is perfect for:

  • Elementary school teachers looking for books to supplement disability rights curriculum and the history of the ADA (find a free Common-Core Aligned Educator Guide at www.sourcebooks.com)
  • Parents looking for social justice picture books, books on activism and for young activists, and inspiring books for girls
  • Parents, teachers, librarians, and guardians looking for beautifully illustrated, inspirational and educational books for young readers in their life
Item No. 9781492688976
$17.99
Amari and the Night Brothers
Alston, B B

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.

Amari Peters has never stopped believing her missing brother, Quinton, is alive. Not even when the police told her otherwise, or when she got in trouble for standing up to bullies who said he was gone for good.

So when she finds a ticking briefcase in his closet, containing a nomination for a summer tryout at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, she's certain the secretive organization holds the key to locating Quinton--if only she can wrap her head around the idea of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures all being real.

Now she must compete for a spot against kids who've known about magic their whole lives. No matter how hard she tries, Amari can't seem to escape their intense doubt and scrutiny--especially once her supernaturally enhanced talent is deemed "illegal." With an evil magician threatening the supernatural world, and her own classmates thinking she's an enemy, Amari has never felt more alone. But if she doesn't stick it out and pass the tryouts, she may never find out what happened to Quinton.

Item No. 9780062975164
$17.99
Anya and the Dragon
Pasternack, Sofiya
This lush tale of magic and dragons is a gem for any adventure-seeking middle grader and perfect for fans of Aru Shah and the End of Time.

Anya and the Dragon is the story of fantasy and mayhem in tenth century Eastern Europe, where headstrong eleven-year-old Anya is a daughter of the only Jewish family in her village. When her family's livelihood is threatened by a bigoted magistrate, Anya is lured in by a friendly family of fools, who promise her money in exchange for helping them capture the last dragon in Kievan Rus. This seems easy enough, until she finds out that the scary old dragon isn't as old--or as scary--as everyone thought. Now Anya is faced with a choice: save the dragon, or save her family.

Item No. 9780358379058
$7.99
Becoming a Good Creature
Montgomery, Sy
School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this picture book adaptation of Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's New York Times best-selling How to Be a Good Creature, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.

Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or even eight! Some have had fur, feathers, or hooves. But they've all had one thing in common: a lesson to share.

The animals Sy has met on her many world travels have taught her how to seek understanding in the most surprising ways, from being patient to finding forgiveness and respecting others. Gorillas, dogs, octopuses, tigers, and more all have shown Sy that there are no limits to the empathy and joy we can find in each other if only we take the time to connect.

Based on the New York Times best-selling adult memoir, Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's beautiful, friendly guide is for readers young and old who wish to be better creatures in the world. Go ahead, pass it on.

Item No. 9780358252108
$17.99
Birthday Truck Card + Puzzle
Birthday Truck Card + Puzzle

A puzzle and greeting card in one! It features a red truck full of wrapped presents on one side and space to write a message on the other. The package comes with the puzzle fully assembled, so all you have to do is write your message on the back, break up the puzzle pieces, and place them in the envelope. The lucky recipient of your greeting card puzzle has to put the pieces back together to decipher the note. With a color-coordinating envelope and a full-color sticker seal included, it’s easy to ship your message. It makes a great gift idea for all of your loved ones and is ideal for birthdays, holidays, or just because!

All Mudpuppy products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations. Environmentally conscious, the puzzle contains 90% recycled paper, the packaging contains 70% recycled paper and it is printed with no glare, nontoxic inks.

Item No. 9780735365797
$5.99
Box: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom
Weatherford, Carole Boston

A 2021 Newbery Honor Book

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery.

What have I to fear?
My master broke every promise to me.
I lost my beloved wife and our dear children.
All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine.
The breath of life is all I have to lose.
And bondage is suffocating me.

Henry Brown wrote that long before he came to be known as Box, he "entered the world a slave." He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next -- as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope -- and help -- came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape!

In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown's story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom. Strikingly illustrated in rich hues and patterns by artist Michele Wood, Box is augmented with historical records and an introductory excerpt from Henry's own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author and illustrator, and a bibliography.

Item No. 9780763691561
$17.99
Bugs & Birds Double Sided 100 pc Puzzle

No matter if you prefer birds or bugs, everyone can agree that the Mudpuppy Bugs and Birds Double-Sided Puzzle is a great family activity to enjoy together. Ideal for ages 6+, the 100-piece puzzle measures 22” x 16.5” and features colorful illustrations of a wide variety of vibrant birds on one side and interesting bugs on the other. One side of the puzzle is glossy and the other is matte for easy sorting. The 12.5” x 9” x 2” storage box is an ideal place to keep pieces safe, together and free from damage. Also makes a great gift!

All Mudpuppy products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations. Environmentally conscious, the puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper, the packaging contains 70% recycled paper and it is printed with no glare, nontoxic inks.

Item No. 9780735363748
$16.99
Cat Party Card + Puzzle
Cat Party Card + Puzzle

Staff Pick

A puzzle and greeting card in one! It features an adorable and colorful cat design on one side and space to write a message on the other. The package comes with the puzzle fully assembled, so all you have to do is write your message on the back, break up the puzzle pieces, and place them in the envelope. The lucky recipient of your greeting card puzzle has to put the pieces back together to decipher the note. With a color-coordinating envelope and a full-color sticker seal included, it’s easy to ship your message. It makes a great gift idea for all of your loved ones and is ideal for birthdays, holidays, or just because!

All Mudpuppy products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations. Environmentally conscious, the puzzle contains 90% recycled paper, the packaging contains 70% recycled paper and it is printed with no glare, nontoxic inks.

Item No. 9780735365773
$5.99
Chef Academy

Learn how to make food look and taste delicious, discover what it takes to be a successful leader, make your very own chef's hat and lots, lots more as you train to be a world-class chef.

Item No. 9781610677158
$12.99
Chickenology
Giubbilini, Francesco
Welcome to the wonderful world of chickens! This beloved barnyard bird is full of surprises. Did you know some chickens are so small they can perch in the palm of your hand, and others have feathers that look like a beard? Chickens can learn to count up to four and have excellent hearing--many even like to listen to music!

Chickenology takes young readers on a fascinating and informative tour of chickens. Discover the incredible variety of chickens with different origins, breeds, and feather patterns; delve into chicken anatomy and evolution; and even learn the basics of chicken care. With a playful tone and irresistibly charming illustrations by rising star Camilla Pintonato, this lively visual encyclopedia presents chickens in all of their feathered glory.

Item No. 9781616899080
$19.95
Christian Robinson Print - Cape

Giclee print on watercolor paper featuring Christian Robinson illustration from Just in Case You Want to Fly.

Measures 9.5" H x 13" W

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. 77253409
$40.00
Christian Robinson Print - Tire Swing

Giclee print on watercolor paper featuring Christian Robinson illustration from Just in Case You Want to Fly.

Measures 10" H x 8" W

Pair it with the book for the perfect gift!

Item No. 29301913
$40.00
Chunkies Paint Sticks (Set of 6)
Chunkies Paint Sticks (Set of 6)

When you want to paint colorful pictures but want to leave the mess behind then it's time to reach for Chunkies Paint Sticks. Chunkies are super easy to use, clean and portable because they're like painting with a crayon. Just uncap, twist and start painting. Chunkies comes in a set of 6 different colored paint sticks each in a thick barreled casing so they're easy for little hands to hold. The paint colors are quick drying and won't smudge, but it's easy to mix colors to make even more colors. It's magic! Care and use recommendations: Keep capped when not in use, to help prevent drying. Cover and protect your workspace. This product may stain some surfaces.

  • Kids Paint Stick Set
  • 6 Colored Paint Sticks - enjoy painting with 6 classic colors
  • No Brush or Water Needed
  • Quick Drying Paint - less chance for mess - easy to use
  • Suitable for Ages 3 and Up
Item No. 126-013
$7.95
Colors
Woodhull, Anne
The world is full of vibrant colors--explore it with this beautiful book from an award-winning photographer!

A red fire truck races, orange pumpkins glow, and purple flowers bloom.

Vivid pictures of familiar scenes, animals, and objects inspire young readers to look carefully at the world around them. Full of striking close-ups of fruits, flowers, and animals, as well as portraits of kids from diverse backgrounds, Colors is a bright, brilliant concept book from the creator of the award-winning Shades of People.

Filled with unexpected examples of the colors all around us, from the yellow yolk of an egg to the green of a cat's eyes, this picture book full of kid-friendly vocabulary and beautiful photography is sure to be a favorite.

Item No. 9780823447329
$7.99
Concrete Rose
Thomas, Angie

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.

If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison.

Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

Item No. 9780062846716
$19.99
Danbi Leads the School Parade
Kim, Anna

2021 Asian/Pacific American Award Honor Book

Meet Danbi, the new girl at school!

Danbi is thrilled to start her new school in America. But a bit nervous too, for when she walks into the classroom, everything goes quiet. Everyone stares. Danbi wants to join in the dances and the games, but she doesn't know the rules and just can't get anything right. Luckily, she isn't one to give up. With a spark of imagination, she makes up a new game and leads her classmates on a parade to remember! Danbi Leads the School Parade introduces readers to an irresistible new character. In this first story, she learns to navigate her two cultures and realizes that when you open your world to others, their world opens up to you.

Item No. 9780451478894
$17.99
Dancing at the Pity Party
Feder, Tyler

2021 Sydney Taylor Young Adult Award Winner

Part poignant cancer memoir and part humorous reflection on a motherless life, this debut graphic novel is extraordinarily comforting and engaging.

From before her mother's first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing--but also often funny--details. She shares the important post-death firsts, such as celebrating holidays without her mom, the utter despair of cleaning out her mom's closet, ending old traditions and starting new ones, and the sting of having the I've got to tell Mom about this instinct and not being able to act on it. This memoir, bracingly candid and sweetly humorous, is for anyone struggling with loss who just wants someone to get it.

Item No. 9780525553021
$18.99
Dinosaur Fold-Out Timeline

Discover the amazing age of dinosaurs as you fold out this superbly illustrated scene. Then turn it over to find out when each dinosaur lived, what they ate, and other fascinating facts. With Quicklinks to specially selected websites with video clips, activities and a dinosaur name pronunciation guide.

Item No. 9780794548803
$14.99
Dog Man Adventure Puzzle

Put your skills to the test with this 100 piece Dog Man puzzle! The unique lenticular design shows two different images of Dog Man and Cat Kid when you look at it from different angles!

Item No. 33847
$14.95
Dog Man Supa Buddies Puzzle

Put your skills to the test with this 100 piece Dog Man puzzle! The unique lenticular design shows two different images of Dog Man and Cat Kid when you look at it from different angles!

Item No. 33846
$14.95
Elatsoe
Little Badger, Darcie

Staff Pick

Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistachio ice cream.

There are some differences. This America been shaped dramatically by the magic, monsters, knowledge, and legends of its peoples, those Indigenous and those not. Some of these forces are charmingly everyday, like the ability to make an orb of light appear or travel across the world through rings of fungi. But other forces are less charming and should never see the light of day.

Elatsoe lives in this slightly stranger America. She can raise the ghosts of dead animals, a skill passed down through generations of her Lipan Apache family. Her beloved cousin has just been murdered, in a town that wants no prying eyes. But she is going to do more than pry. The picture-perfect facade of Willowbee masks gruesome secrets, and she will rely on her wits, skills, and friends to tear off the mask and protect her family.

Darcie Little Badger is an extraordinary debut talent in the world of speculative fiction. We have paired her with her artistic match, illustrator Rovina Cai. This is a book singular in feeling and beauty.

Item No. 9781646140053
$18.99