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The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Stein, Gertrude

An illustrated edition of Gertrude Stein's most well-known work, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, bursting with the bright, sophisticated, and fanciful images of artist Maira Kalman

Considered one of the richest and most irreverent biographies in history, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklaswas written by Gertrude Stein in the style and voice of her life partner, Alice B. Toklas. Published in 1933 and narrated by Alice, this autobiography begins with her initial move to France in 1907, the day after which she meets Gertrude, sparking a relationship that lasts for nearly four decades. Recounting the vibrant and literary life the two make for themselves among the Parisian avant-garde, Alice opens the doors to the prominent salons they held in their home at rue de Fleurus, hosting fellow expatriate American writers such as Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound as well as artists Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Man Ray, and speaks of the twilight of the Paris belle epoque.

In this edition, the wildly talented Maira Kalman brings this glittering Parisian world to life, and celebrates Stein and Toklas in vivid color. Her whimsical and inimitable illustrations complement the wit and humor of Stein's narrative, and elevate the exciting intrigues of these famous women and their friends. Inviting readers to experience this book in a completely new way, the illustrated edition of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas will prompt a contemporary reading of this cherished and singular classic.

Item No. 9781594204609
$30.00
A Million Dots

We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 40 pages. Each sum is brought to life with a simple graphic illustration in the distinctive style of Sven Völker. The dots form the back of a ladybird, the bubbles in a cup of soda and the water in a swimming pool. The final page opens up to a magnificent 8 page gatefold to accomodate the final two big numbers. Gloriously simple in its concept and execution, this is a book that will bring mathematics alive to parents as well as children and will also make a stunning gift book.

Item No. 9781908714664
$18.95
Above & Below Puzzle
Above & Below Puzzle

Discover what lives "above" ground and what lives "below" in this floor 48-piece puzzle featuring adorable flora and fauna. Ages 4+

Item No. 7000004616
$19.99
An Illustrated Treasury of Swedish Fairy Tales

A new centenary gift edition of the much-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from Sweden, illustrated by acclaimed artist John Bauer.

From good natured Scandinavian trolls through giants, tomtes, shepherd boys and princesses, the twenty-three classic stories by well-known authors such as Elsa Beskow and Anna Wahlenberg are delightfully told, full of adventure and magic with clever, resourceful children outwitting fairytale villains.

John Bauer's art - renowned for its detail, character and subtle humor - has never looked more luminous and evocative than in this gorgeously produced edition. Twenty extra pictures have been added along with a wonderful illustrated biography of Bauer, celebrating his work and life one hundred years after his premature death. The book has a foiled cover and ribbon marker, perfect for gifting.

This treasury will be cherished for generations to come.

Item No. 9781782505938
$24.95
Animals (Touchwords)
Rilla Alexander

Hands-on learning in literally a new dimension. Now with entire words that are raised, TouchWords boldly extends the groundbreaking TouchThinkLearn range. The unique sensory experience of these books allows readers to associate the tactile shapes of letters with their respective objects, creating meaningful understanding of core vocabulary. Whether it's a bird perched in a nest or a frog squatting on a log, here's an entire menagerie to touch and learn. Each spread introduces new "conversation starters," stretch words to encourage children and their caregivers to explore language and their world together.

Item No. 9781452173924
$16.99
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Pico, Thom
A fun, action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong!

Quiet . . . birds . . . nature. . . .

That's what Aster expects when her parents move their whole family to the middle of nowhere. It's just her (status: super-bored), her mom and dad (status: busy with science), her brother (status: has other plans), and . . .

. . . magic?

In her new home, Aster meets a mysterious old woman with a herd of dogs who gives her a canine companion of her own. But when she and her dog Buzz are adventuring in the forest, they run into a trickster spirit who gives Aster three wishes. After wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog, she becomes only able to talk in dog language . . . and the trouble she gets into is just starting.

Maybe the middle of nowhere will be more interesting than Aster thought.

"Crisp, vibrant artwork." -The AV Club

Item No. 9780593118849
$12.99
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Kassem, Amirah
Pour it! Mix it! Bake it! Frost it! Make a wish!

With wheels to spin, flaps to open, and tabs to pull, this board book is perfect for little bakers!
In this interactive board book, create Flour Shop's incredible rainbow explosion cake that, when cut, spills out a stream of sparkly sprinkles. Turn a wheel to mix the batter, lift a flap to open the oven, and pull a tab to frost the cake and then release the glittery contents!
Item No. 9781419737466
$16.99
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Hurley, Jorey
Acclaimed author Jorey Hurley shows us how bees make and store honey in this bold and graphic picture book that includes informative backmatter on the process.

With just one word on each page and the vivid illustrations Joey Hurley is known for, Beehive showcases the cycle of bees making honey. Detailed backmatter further explains this fascinating natural process.

Item No. 9781481470032
$17.99
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Haidle, Elizabeth
This exciting debut in graphic novel format tells the childhood stories of literary legends including Maya Angelou, Roald Dahl, and Sandra Cisnernos. Perfect for fans of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls and Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World.

What makes a writer? What inspires them? Where do their stories come from? Striking illustrations and a popular graphic novel format bring to life this anthology of literary legends and their childhoods. Featuring beloved authors such as Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, Gene Luen Yang and J.K. Rowling, these stories capture the childhood triumphs, failures, and inspirations that predated their careers.

Children ages ten and up will see themselves in these humanized portraits and wonder if they, too, might have it in them to write. A celebration of creativity, this collective graphic biography is sprinkled throughout with writing wisdom and inspiring quotes.
Item No. 9781328801531
$16.99
Bibliophile Magic Keychain
Mount, Jane

For lovers of all things literary, this keychain says it all. Eye-catching black glitter enamel and beautiful gold text make this a handsome gift for any bibliophile.

• backing card, 2-1/8" x 3-1/4"
• imitation gold-plated brass keychain with glitter enamel: 1-1/4" x 1"
• 1" key ring

Item No. 9781452181820
$14.95
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Bates, Juniper
"A subtle, deceptively simple book about inclusion, hospitality, and welcoming the 'other.'" --Kirkus Reviews

"A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion." --Booklist

"This sweet extended metaphor uses an umbrella to demonstrate how kindness and inclusion work...A lovely addition to any library collection, for classroom use or for sharing at home." --School Library Journal

In the tradition of Alison McGhee's Someday, beloved illustrator Amy June Bates makes her authorial debut alongside her eleven-year-old daughter with this timely and timeless picture book about acceptance.

By the door there is an umbrella. It is big. It is so big that when it starts to rain there is room for everyone underneath. It doesn't matter if you are tall. Or plaid. Or hairy. It doesn't matter how many legs you have.

Don't worry that there won't be enough room under the umbrella. Because there will always be room.

Lush illustrations and simple, lyrical text subtly address themes of inclusion and tolerance in this sweet story that accomplished illustrator Amy June Bates cowrote with her daughter, Juniper, while walking to school together in the rain.

Item No. 9781534406582
$17.99
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Cosneau, Olivia
With their colorful feathers, beautiful songs, power of flight, and dinosaur ancestry, birds are truly astonishing creatures. But did you know that the huge variety of known species includes daring acrobats, inconsiderate noisemakers, ruthless hunters, wonderful swimmers, and blazing runners? Or that the tiniest bird in the world measures just two inches long?

Beautifully illustrated by Olivia Cosneau, Birds of the World introduces aspiring ornithologists to these and other fun facts through a range of coloring activities, removable stickers, and a short quiz. In the process, children learn about the rich variety of birds living in our world, including nightingales, swallows, hummingbirds, pelicans, penguins, parrots, toucans, and flamingos, among others.

Item No. 9781616895662
$7.99
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Joy, Angela

A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.
Green sits next to blue.
Yellow, orange, violet, indigo,
They are rainbow colors, too, but

My color is black . . .
And there's no BLACK in rainbows.

From the wheels of a bicycle to the robe on Thurgood Marshall's back, Black surrounds our lives. It is a color to simply describe some of our favorite things, but it also evokes a deeper sentiment about the incredible people who helped change the world and a community that continues to grow and thrive.

Stunningly illustrated by Caldecott Honoree and Coretta Scott King Award winner Ekua Holmes, Black Is a Rainbow Color is a sweeping celebration told through debut author Angela Joy's rhythmically captivating and unforgettable words.

Item No. 9781626726314
$17.99
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Sjoberg, Lena

When night falls, everything is dark. Or is it? The Moon shines with a pale light. A car drives along the street, and when its headlights flash, two bright dots run by. Is it a cat's eyes? Or perhaps a fox's? Stars twinkle in the night sky, and sometimes even the bright belt of the Milky Way is visible.

Come on a journey and visit the dark forest, the deep ocean, and the shadows of the city, and discover everything that glows, glitters, and shines in the night! This nonfiction picture book is full of fun facts about all the strange and wonderful sources of light on Earth and in the sky, from the Moon and the stars to glow-in-the-dark insects, luminous underwater creatures, lighthouses, fireworks, and phosphorescence.

Item No. 9780500652190
$17.95
Brown Bear "Surprise" Mini Puzzle
Carle, Eric

I'm a blind box!

1 of 3 designs in a box. 24 pieces per puzzle.

Bring Eric Carle's Brown Bear into the picture with these sweet puzzles! They're great classroom supplies and companions to the beloved book. They also make fun party favors at a Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You see? birthday party. Puzzles are a classic kid's toy that will keep young ones entertained for hours, and when they're done, they can be framed and hung in a little one's bedroom. Each individually boxed 24-pc. puzzle features one of three designs. Cardboard. 6 1/2" x 5" Only at OTC / ™ & © 2016 Eric Carle LLC.

Item No. 13720649
$2.50
Brown Bear Puzzle Pouch

Children will love piecing together the beloved animal illustrations from Eric Carle’s classic book.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Pouch Puzzle from Mudpuppy features 12 extra-thick pieces perfect for small hands.

This jigsaw puzzle is packaged in a secure, reusable pouch with ribbon edging and coordinating zipper for easy storage and travel.

- 12pc Puzzle: 14 x 11”, 36 x 28 cm

- Zippered Pouch: 10.75 x 7.25”, 27 x 18.5 cm

- Ages 2-4

- Puzzle Greyboard Contains 90% Recycled Paper

- Printed with Nontoxic Inks

- Adheres to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations

Item No. 9780735362833
$10.99
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Weatherford, Carole Boston
A stirring picture book biography from award-winning duo Carole Boston Weatherford and Bryan Collier, about gospel composer and preacher Charles Albert Tindley, best known for the gospel hymn "We'll Understand It Better By and By."

At a time when most African Americans were still enslaved, Charles Tindley was born free. His childhood was far from easy, with backbreaking hours in the fields, and no opportunity to go to school. But the spirituals he heard as he worked made him long to know how to read the Gospel for himself. Late at night, he taught himself to read from scraps of newspapers. From those small scraps, young Charles raised himself to become a founding father of American gospel music whose hymn was the basis for the Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome."

Told in lilting verse with snippets of spirituals and Tindley's own hymns woven throughout, Carole Boston Weatherford's lyrical words and Bryan Collier's luminous pictures celebrate a man whose music and conviction has inspired countless lives.

Item No. 9781534426368
$17.99
Can You Guess? Animals with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

Spot the animals in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Which animal has wrinkly gray skin and a long trunk? It's an elephant! Try to guess which animal will appear on the next page from the colorful close-ups and clever clues from The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle's beautiful classic illustrations bring the animals to life on the page!

Item No. 9781524786366
$8.99
Can You Guess? Food with the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Carle, Eric

Look for the colorful foods in this guessing-game board book featuring The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Which fruit is yellow and tart? It's a lemon! Use the close-up art to guess which food item will appear on the next page as The Very Hungry Caterpillar eats through this book, giving clues along the way. Eric Carle's colorful illustrations are tasty and vibrant, bringing life to each page of this board book.

Item No. 9781524786373
$8.99
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Thomas, Jan
What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were--eek!--inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? Yes? Then better get to it! This exuberant, interactive picture book starring a bossy little ladybug and a GIANT hungry frog will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.
Item No. 9781416985815
$15.99
Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling (2nd Edition)
Styles, Morag

Children's picturebooks are the very first books we encounter and play a major role in introducing us to both art and language. But what does it take to create a successful picturebook for children? This revised edition of a bestselling title carries invaluable insight into a highly productive, dynamic sector of the publishing world. Featuring interviews with leading illustrators and publishers from across the world, it remains essential reading for students and aspiring children's book illustrators and writers.

Item No. 9781786275738
$40.00
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Doi, Kaya
In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree. Memorable for Doi's luminous appreciation of the natural world as well as her respect for beautiful edibles, this new installment is sure to delight!
Item No. 9781592702787
$16.95
Chroma Circular Watercolor Pad
Chroma Circular Watercolor Pad

Let your watercolor art standout on high quality round watercolor paper that’s truly different. The Chroma Blends circular watercolor paper pad is not your typical art pad since it’s shaped in a circle; a feature that will separate your watercolor art from the rest. Chroma blends watercolor paper is high grade, 140 lb heavy paper.

Item No. 118-218
$15.95
Color Lustre Brush Markers (Set of 10 Metallic Colors)
Color Lustre Brush Markers (Set of 10 Metallic Colors)

Color Lustre Metallic Brush Markers are the go-to metallic brush marker for adding pizzazz to any of your projects. 10 bright shimmering metallic colors with brush tip nibs allow you a  wide range of creative applications!

Item No. 130-064
$14.95
Corduroy Tote Bag

Product Details

  • 100% cotton canvas
  • Inner pocket
  • Flat tote
  • 15" w x 17" h
  • 11" strap (hanging)
  • Made in the USA
Item No. TOTE1059
$20.00