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The Bear and the Moon - Autographed
Matthew Burgess & Catia Chien

While supplies last, receive an autographed decorative bookplate signed by both author Matthew Burgess and illustrator Catia Chien with purchase.

The Bear and the Moon is a picture book that follows what happens when the gift of a balloon floats into Bear's life.

The two companions embark on a journey--a magical tale that encompasses the joys of friendship and discovery.

This is a gentle book filled with humor, while tackling complex topics like the transcendence of loss and forgiveness.

- Filled with emotive text and radiant illustrations
- Simply told and profoundly felt
- Award winning author-illustrator team

The Bear and the Moon is a compassionate tale that honors the small but profound world of the very young.

This sweet book teaches social and emotional skills to kids, and offers a clever way to soothe some of our most difficult feelings: loss and guilt.

- Just as ideal for gently soothing young readers to sleep as it is for encouraging a contemplative break from an energetic day
- Great for parents, grandparents, and caregivers looking for a beautiful friendship or bedtime story
- Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
- Perfect for children ages 3 to 5 years old
- Add it to the shelf with books like Waiting by Kevin Henkes, Emily's Balloon by Komako Sakai, and Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

Item No. 9781452171913
$18.99
The Snowy Day Bodysuit


Staff Holiday Gift Pick

"One winter morning Peter worke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see."

100% cotton bodysuit featuring artwork from the beloved classic, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 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.

Item No. 5043016
$22.00
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The Snowy Day Youth T-Shirt

"One winter morning Peter worke up and looked out the window. Snow had fallen during the night. It covered everything as far as he could see."

100% cotton t-shirt featuring artwork from the beloved classic, The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 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.

Item No. 20912T
$22.00
$22.00
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Very Hungry Caterpillar Face Mask - Adult

Very Hungry Caterpillar adult face mask (adjustable)

Product Details

  • Non-medical adult face mask
  • Outer layer: 100% polyester
  • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
  • Stretch polyester ear loops
  • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
  • Fitted at nose and chin
  • Works with inserts (not included)
  • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
  • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
  • Made in the USA

Sizing

  • Adult small/medium- Mask width: 8.5" x Mask height: 4.25" (preteens, teens, and smaller adult faces)
  • Adult medium/large- Mask width: 9" x Mask height: 4.75" (adults looking for fuller coverage)

*This adult mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

Item No. MASK1020SM
$14.95
$14.95
Very Hungry Caterpillar Face Mask - Kids

Very Hungry Caterpillar kids face mask (adjustable)

Product Details

  • Non-medical children's adjustable face mask
  • One size fits most
  • Face masks should not be placed on children under age 2
  • Outer layer: 100% polyester
  • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
  • Stretch polyester adjustable ear loops
  • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
  • Fitted at nose and chin
  • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
  • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
  • Made in the USA
Sizing
  • One size fits most
  • Mask width: 6.75" x Mask height: 4.55"

*This kids' mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

Item No. MASK5005
$14.95
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

"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

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

"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
Animal Farm Graphic Novel
Orwell, George
A beautiful graphic adaptation of George Orwell's timeless and timely allegorical novel.

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

In 1945, George Orwell, called "the conscience of his generation," created an enduring, devastating story of new tyranny replacing old, and power corrupting even the noblest of causes. Today it is all too clear that Orwell's masterpiece is still fiercely relevant wherever cults of personality thrive, truths are twisted by those in power, and freedom is under attack. In this fully authorized edition, the artist Odyr translates the world and message of Animal Farm into a gorgeously imagined graphic novel.

Old Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Snowball, Boxer, and all the animals of Animal Farm come to life in this newly envisaged classic. From his individual brushstrokes to the freedom of his page design, Odyr's adaptation seamlessly moves between satire and fable and will appeal to all ages, just as Orwell intended.

Item No. 9780358410775
$14.99
Animals in the Sky
Item No. 9781838660246
$12.95
Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds
Gravel, Elise

Perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly, Arlo & Pips: King of the Birds is the first in a new early graphic chapter book series about the friendship between Arlo, an arrogant crow, and a sarcastic little bird named Pips.

Like most crows, Arlo has a big brain. But Arlo has something else: a little pal who's not afraid to tell him when he's being insufferable!

In the first of three episodes, a battle of the brains and bird-to-bird banter soon turns into an unexpected friendship. Arlo and Pips' adventures include a visit the big city and the beach on their hunt for shiny things and French fries. Cool crow facts are included throughout the book.

Arlo & Pips is the HarperCollins Canada Kids' Top Pick for this fall!

Item No. 9780062982223
$7.99
Barnabus Project
The Fan Brothers

In a world built for Perfect Pets, Barnabus is a Failed Project, half mouse, half elephant, kept out of sight until his dreams of freedom lead him and his misfit friends on a perilous adventure. A stunning picture book from international bestsellers The Fan Brothers, joined by their brother Devin Fan.

Deep underground beneath Perfect Pets, where children can buy genetically engineered "perfect" creatures, there is a secret lab. Barnabus and his friends live in this lab, but none of them is perfect. They are all Failed Projects. Barnabus has never been outside his tiny bell jar, yet he dreams of one day seeing the world above ground that his pal Pip the cockroach has told him about: a world with green hills and trees, and buildings that reach all the way to the sky, lit with their own stars. But Barnabus may have to reach the outside world sooner than he thought, because the Green Rubber Suits are about to recycle all Failed Projects . . . and Barnabus doesn't want to be made into a fluffier pet with bigger eyes. He just wants to be himself. So he decides it's time for he and the others to escape. With his little trunk and a lot of cooperation and courage, Barnabus sets out to find freedom -- and a place where he and his friends can finally be accepted for who they are.

This suspenseful, poignant and magical story about following your dreams and finding where you truly belong will draw readers into a surreal, lushly detailed world in which perfection really means being true to yourself and your friends.

Item No. 9780735263260
$18.99
Bedtime for Sweet Creatures
Grimes, Nikki

Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime.

"Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book"--The New York Times

It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.

He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.

Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.

For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child.

"The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."--Booklist, STARRED review

Item No. 9781492638322
$17.99
Before the Ever After
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
Black Heroes of the Wild West
Smith, James Otis

Exploring American history and finding diversity at its roots!

This graphic novel by JAMES OTIS SMITH celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black heroes who took control of their destinies and stood up for their communities in the Old West. Born into slavery in Tennessee, Mary Fields became famous as "Stagecoach Mary," a cigar-chomping, card playing coach driver who never missed a delivery. Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy US Marshal west of the Mississippi, was one of the wiliest lawmen in the territories, bringing thousands of outlaws to justice with his smarts. Bob Lemmons lived to be 99 years old and was so good with horses that the wild mustangs on the plains of Texas took him for one of their own.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

From the introduction by KADIR NELSON, winner of the 2020 Caldecott Award: "Black Heroes of the Wild West is a brilliant and entertaining offering. Through sharp and evocative storytelling in the exciting medium of comics, lesser-known African American historical figures will be introduced to new generations of readers."

Item No. 9781943145522
$9.99
Books. Cats. Life is Sweet. Tassel Bookmark
Books. Cats. Life is Sweet. Tassel Bookmark

Books. Cats. Life is Sweet. Featuring artwork by Edward Gorey, this two-sided bookmark measures approximately 6" H x 2" W. Each bookmark comes in a clear protective reusable sleeve and features a tassel. 

Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need.

Item No. MRK1015
$4.50
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
Captain Underpants Face Mask - Kids

Captain Underpants kids face mask (adjustable)

Product Details

  • Non-medical children's adjustable face mask
  • One size fits most
  • Face masks should not be placed on children under age 2
  • Outer layer: 100% polyester
  • Inner layer: 95% cotton/5% lycra
  • Stretch polyester adjustable ear loops
  • Oversized design for full coverage over nose & chin
  • Fitted at nose and chin
  • Wash with soap after each use in warm water. Hang dry. Do not bleach.
  • Due to the printing process, no two masks are alike.
  • Made in the USA
Sizing
  • One size fits most
  • Mask width: 6.75" x Mask height: 4.55"

*This kids' mask is not a replacement for medical grade Personal Protective Equipment, and is not intended to replace other recommended measures to stop the community spread of Covid-19.*

Item No. MASK5004
$14.95
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.

Item No. 20896T
$22.00
$22.00
$22.00
Cat Ninja
Cody, Matthew
Beware, villains! Cat Ninja may appear to be nothing more than a silly internet meme. But he is evil's greatest enemy, and the silent master of Kat Fu and carpet scratching! From Epic! Originals, Cat Ninja is a hilarious graphic novel series about a lovable cat with a heroic alter-ego.

Raised from a kitten by a kindly old ninja master, Claude now spends his days as the pampered house cat of an eleven-year-old boy. But when trouble arises, Claude dons his mask and springs into action as Cat Ninja--Metro City's secret protector! In Book 1 of the series, follow our feline hero's early exploits as he tries to keep his secret identity under wraps while thwarting the evil plans of slimy thugs, rampaging robots, and a certain rodent nemesis who lives under the same roof!

Item No. 9781524860943
$9.99
Cemetery Boys
Thomas, Aiden

A trans boy determined to prove his gender to his traditional Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut Cemetery Boys, described by Entertainment Weekly as groundbreaking.

Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him.

When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free.

However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.

Praise for Cemetery Boys:
The novel perfectly balances the vibrant, energetic Latinx culture while delving into heavy topics like LGBTQ+ acceptance, deportation, colonization, and racism within authoritative establishments. --TeenVogue.com

This stunning debut novel from Thomas is detailed, heart-rending, and immensely romantic. I was bawling by the end of it, but not from sadness: I just felt so incredibly happy that this queer Latinx adventure will get to be read by other kids. Cemetery Boys is necessary: for trans kids, for queer kids, for those in the Latinx community who need to see themselves on the page. Don't miss this book. --Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift

Item No. 9781250250469
$17.99
Chance: Escape from the Holocaust
Shulevitz, Uri

From a beloved voice in children's literature comes this landmark memoir of hope amid harrowing times and an engaging and unusual Holocaust story.

With backlist sales of over 2.3 million copies, Uri Shulevitz, one of FSG BYR's most acclaimed picture-book creators, details the eight-year odyssey of how he and his Jewish family escaped the terrors of the Nazis by fleeing Warsaw for the Soviet Union in Chance.

It was during those years, with threats at every turn, that the young Uri experienced his awakening as an artist, an experience that played a key role during this difficult time. By turns dreamlike and nightmarish, this heavily illustrated account of determination, courage, family loyalty, and the luck of coincidence is a true publishing event.

Item No. 9780374313715
$19.99
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
Christmas Parade
Boynton, Sandra
A delightful Christmas board book filled with hilarious characters and dynamic art from the one and only Sandra Boynton!

BOOM biddy BOOM biddy BOOM BOOM BOOM!
What's that noise filling the room?

From this rousing beginning unfolds Christmas Parade, a merry board book from Sandra Boynton.

As the dynamic parade of spiffy and intent musicians marches by, young readers will see animals and their instruments in turn: chickens with bassoons, ducks with trombones, mice with piccolos, cow saxophonists, a tiny bird with a large tuba, a glockenspiel pig, even a Santa rhino with a sack full of presents--all underscored by marching snares (fifteen hippos, one cat) and one booming bass drum (an intrepid elephant).

Written with the irresistible rhythm of a lively marching band and illustrated with Boynton's signature characters, Christmas Parade is a superb present for young children and families everywhere. Biddy BOOM.

Item No. 9781534478060
$7.99
Clap When You Land
Acevedo, Elizabeth

Staff Holiday Gift Pick

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
Concrete Kids
León, Amyra
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us.

I will close my eyes and disappear into the pages of this book for many years to come.--Hanif Abdurraqib (New York Times bestselling author of Go Ahead in The Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest)

Amyra's wondrous awe for life in all its terror and splendor is inspiring to witness.--Rosario Dawson (award-winning actor, singer, and activist)

A moving, inspiring love letter to and about 'the concrete kids. The kids with a melanin kiss.'-- Kirkus Reviews

Leon's powerful book will embolden readers find their own ways of speaking out against injustice. -- Booklist, Starred Review

In Concrete Kids, playwright, musician, and educator Amyra León uses free verse to challenge us to dream beyond our circumstances -- and sometimes even despite them.

Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists.

Concrete Kids is an exploration of love and loss, melody and bloodshed. Musician, playwright, and educator Amyra León takes us on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem, as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. In her signature free-verse style, she invites us all to dream with abandon--and to recognize the privilege it is to dream at all.

Item No. 9780593095195
$8.99