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What's Your Favorite Food?
Carle, Eric

A new title in the Eric Carle and Friends What's Your Favorite picture book series, in which Eric Carle and thirteen other beloved children's book artists illustrate their favorite foods and explain why they love them.

Everybody has a favorite food. Some enjoy sweet treats like rich honey or ripe, juicy berries. Others prefer the savory comforts of warming matzo ball soup or creamy chicken Alfredo. With beautiful illustrations and charming personal stories, fourteen children's book artists share their favorite foods and why they love them. Artists include: Aki, Isabelle Arsenault, Brigette Barrager, Matthew Cordell, Benji Davies, Karen Katz, Laurie Keller, Juliet Menendez, Greg Pizzoli, Misa Saburi, Felicita Sala, Dan Santat, Shannon Wright.

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$18.99
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Gift Set
Lin, Grace

A Newbery Honor WinnerA New York Times Bestseller
A gift set of the stunning fantasy trilogy inspired by Chinese folklore including the New York Times bestselling and National Book Award finalist When the Sea Turned to Silver.
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Minli's father regales her with old folktales of the Jade Dragon and the Old Man in the Moon, Minli's mother chides him for filling her head with stories. But inspired by these stories, Minli spends one of her precious copper pennies on a beautiful goldfish, which is said to be able to change the fortune of the owner. It pays off when the goldfish offers to show her the path to fortune and wealth! Minli is joined by a dragon who can't fly, and together they set out to find the Old Man of the Moon who can fulfill their dreams....

Starry River of the Sky

The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only Rendi seems to notice! He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems. But one day, a mysterious lady arrives with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself....

When the Sea Turned to Silver

Peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap Pinmei's grandmother. Everyone knows the Emperor wants the Luminous Stone That Lights the Night. Determined to have her grandmother returned, Pinmei embarks on a journey to find the Stone alongside her friend Yishan. Together, the two must save Pinmei's grandmother--before it's too late....

Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations, Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures.

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$36.00
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation
Wittenstein, Barry

Much has been written about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington. But there's little on his legendary speech and how he came to write it. Find out more in this gripping book with illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney.

Martin Luther King, Jr. was once asked if the hardest part of preaching was knowing where to begin. No, he said. The hardest part is knowing where to end. "It's terrible to be circling up there without a place to land."
Finding this place to land was what Martin Luther King, Jr. struggled with, alongside advisors and fellow speech writers, in the Willard Hotel the night before the March on Washington, where he gave his historic "I Have a Dream" speech. But those famous words were never intended to be heard on that day, not even written down for that day, not even once.

Barry Wittenstein teams up with legendary illustrator Jerry Pinkney to tell the story of how, against all odds, Martin found his place to land.

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$18.99
A Stone Sat Still

The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel!

A Stone Sat Stilltells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock--but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.

This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage of time, with an underlying environmental message that is timely and poignant.

- Filled with stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint
- Soothing rhythms invite reading aloud and bedtime snuggles
- Introduces concepts like color, size, function, and time in a way that is easily understandable and teachable for children

With a rhythmic, calming narrative about the stone and its place in the world--and the changing environment--A Stone Sat Stillproves Brendan Wenzel's mastery of the picture book form.

This modern children's classic will enchant readers in preschool and kindergarten, as well as the adults that read with them.

- A wonderful gift for teachers, librarians, and educators who are looking to teach difficult concepts like perspective and perception
- Perfect for parents and caregivers wanting to educate their kids about the environment, nature, and animals
- Great for fans of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, as well as Wenzel's previous books They All Saw a Cat and Hello Hello

Item No. 9781452173184
$17.99
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Shapiro, Esme
Alma's beautiful, hairy world is turned upside down by the arrival of a stranger. From the utterly original imagination of the author-illustrator of Ooko comes a story about celebrating differences and making new friends. For fans of Where the Wild Things Are and Wild.

Alma lives happily in her hairy world, where she can braid the trees, comb the grass, pet the roof and feed her plumpooshkie butterfly. Until one day . . . a hairless, button-nosed beast appears in the garden! At first Alma is scared but when she realizes the beast is lost and misses her hairless home, Alma offers to help her find her way back. As the two take a fantastical journey through the red-headed woods and the bearded mushroom glen to the beast's bald abode, they discover that they are much more alike than different.

This quirky and charming story about friendship, empathy and perspective invites readers into a surreal, fantastical world that evokes Alice in Wonderland, Where the Wild Things Are and The Lorax.

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Casey, Dawn

Thank you, hedge, / Thank you, tree. / Thank you, flower, / Thank you, bee. / Thank you, rain, / Thank you, sun. / Thank you, farmers, / every one.

In this simple rhyming story from the author of Held in Love, a child says thank you for the gifts nature provides, from hazelnuts in the hedge to apples from the tree, eggs from the hens to milk from the cow. Eventually, the family has enough ingredients to make something special...a delicious apple cake!

With captivating illustrations that brim with emotion, this sweet picture book encourages children to be grateful for the world around them--the perfect read for Thanksgiving. A recipe for apple cake at the end allows you and your child to share in the joyful gratitude.

Item No. 9781786032157
$15.99
Astrid Sheckels 2020 Calendar
Astrid Sheckels 2020 Calendar

Get ready for the new year in style with the exclusive Astrid Sheckels 2020 Art Calendar! This 12-month limited edition mini wall calendar features a charming array of whimsical animals. The detailed illustrations, printed on mat cover stock, can also be used as prints or even cards. It’s the perfect colorful addition to any home, nursery, classroom, or office . . . anywhere art is enjoyed!

Size: 5.5 x 7.75 inches
Binding: wire
Page count: 13 (including cover)

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$16.95
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Sorell, Traci
A family, separated by duty and distance, waits for a loved one to return home in this lyrical picture book celebrating the bonds of a Cherokee family and the bravery of history-making women pilots.

At the mountain's base sits a cabin under an old hickory tree. And in that cabin lives a family -- loving, weaving, cooking, and singing. The strength in their song sustains them through trials on the ground and in the sky, as they wait for their loved one, a pilot, to return from war.

With an author's note that pays homage to the true history of Native American U.S. service members like WWII pilot Ola Mildred "Millie" Rexroat, this is a story that reveals the roots that ground us, the dreams that help us soar, and the people and traditions that hold us up.

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$17.99
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Castrillon, Melissa
From internationally acclaimed illustrator Melissa Castrillon comes a magical story of how a girl's garden in her new home changes her life and the lives of people all around her.

When a little girl moves from her home to an apartment in the city, she takes her pretty plants with her and one by one they grow and bloom and change both her world and the world all around her as she makes a new friend. When your heart is open, the world is full of possibilities.

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Perkins, Mitali

From award-winning author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Sara Palacios comes Between Us and Abuela, a timely debut picture book about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States.

It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico.

For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars.

Here is a heartwarming tale of multi-cultural families, and the miracle of love.

Item No. 9780374303730
$17.99
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Filled with beloved book stacks, literary objects, and famous authors, this deluxe planner features a handy side pocket and ribbon page marker, as well as notable dates in literary history. Perfect for any booklover or book club pal.
Item No. 9781452178165
$19.99
Bibliophile Keychain
Mount, Jane

The best books are the keys to life. Bibliophiles will delight in adding these tiny illustrated classic novels to their collection.

• imitation gold-plated brass keychain with 5-color enamel: 1-1/2" x 1"

Item No. 9781452181837
$14.95
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Lin, Grace
A companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!

A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.
When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!
Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can't resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed?
Bestselling and award-winning author Grace Lin artfully introduces young readers to their first snow through striking illustrations and heartwarming moments.

Item No. 9780316478366
$18.99
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Zommer, Yuval

Based on The Big Book of Beasts, this endlessly entertaining activity book brings the world of beasts alive in a creative way. With fascinating facts as a starting point, the activities invite children to draw, color, and decorate beasts into their natural habitats, as they engage with the information as they play.

The book includes stickers and activities relating to over fifteen different animals and at its center features eight pages packed with more than 500 reusable stickers printed on clear backing, so the animals blend seamlessly into their surroundings.

Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations characterize some of the quirkiest creatures in the animal kingdom, inspiring creative thinking while also bringing alive the facts on which each activity is based.

Item No. 9780500651339
$14.95
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Zommer, Yuval

Drawing from Yuval Zommer's hugely popular, fact-filled The Big Book of Birds, this jam-packed sticker activity book brings the avian world alive in a creative way. Taking fascinating facts as its starting point, activities invite children to draw, color, and play games with birds from around the world--creating an interest in nature as they play.

Yuval Zommer's rich illustrations illuminate some of the quirkiest creatures in the animal kingdom. The Big Sticker Book of Birds features over two hundred fantastic stickers for children to use in their drawings and to complete games and puzzles.

Item No. 9780500652008
$14.95
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Flett, Julie

A tender, luminous portrait of art, nature, and connecting across generations.

When a young girl moves from the country to a small town, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of arts and crafts. Can the girl navigate the changing seasons and failing health of her new friend? Acclaimed author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships and shared passions.

A brief glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree-Métis words that appear in the text is provided on the copyright page.

Item No. 9781771644730
$17.95
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Macy, Sue
"Stunning."​ --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Inspired...[a] journalistic, propulsive narrative." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

From New York Times Best Illustrated Book artist Stacy Innerst and author Sue Macy comes a story of one man's heroic effort to save the world's Yiddish books.

Over the last forty years, Aaron Lansky has jumped into dumpsters, rummaged around musty basements, and crawled through cramped attics. He did all of this in pursuit of a particular kind of treasure, and he's found plenty. Lansky's treasure was any book written Yiddish, the language of generations of European Jews. When he started looking for Yiddish books, experts estimated there might be about 70,000 still in existence. Since then, the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient has collected close to 1.5 million books, and he's finding more every day.

Told in a folkloric voice reminiscent of Patricia Polacco, this story celebrates the power of an individual to preserve history and culture, while exploring timely themes of identity and immigration.

Item No. 9781481472203
$17.99
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Chronicle Books
Organize your year in color with this brilliant planner featuring 12 unique colors for each month. Colorful taglines throughout add vibrancy to every day of the year.
Item No. 9781452178172
$19.99
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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
Crocodile and Friends Animal Memory Game
Andriamirado, Natacha
Fossil, a good-natured crocodile who just wants some peace and quiet, quickly won the hearts of children everywhere in the delightful picture book The Quiet Crocodile. Now Fossil and his friends are back, ready to play, in this fun memory game. The fifty-two cards feature twenty-six charming illustrations of Fossil and his many friends, nested in a handsome keepsake box. An added bonus is a folded poster showing all of the animal friends together, from Fippo the Hippo and Ryan the Lion to Pat the Cat.
Item No. 9781616897048
$14.95
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Engle, Margarita
In soaring words and stunning illustrations, Margarita Engle and Rafael López tell the story of Teresa Carreño, a child prodigy who played piano for Abraham Lincoln.

As a little girl, Teresa Carreño loved to let her hands dance across the beautiful keys of the piano. If she felt sad, music cheered her up, and when she was happy, the piano helped her share that joy. Soon she was writing her own songs and performing in grand cathedrals. Then a revolution in Venezuela forced her family to flee to the United States. Teresa felt lonely in this unfamiliar place, where few of the people she met spoke Spanish. Worst of all, there was fighting in her new home, too--the Civil War.

Still, Teresa kept playing, and soon she grew famous as the talented Piano Girl who could play anything from a folk song to a sonata. So famous, in fact, that President Abraham Lincoln wanted her to play at the White House! Yet with the country torn apart by war, could Teresa's music bring comfort to those who needed it most?

Item No. 9781481487405
$17.99
Eleanor's Room Puzzle
Martin, Emily Winfield

Dream World Illustration by Artist Emily Winfield Martin
1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25"x26.625"
Linen Style Finish to reduce glare
Made in USA
Recommended Age: 7+ Years

Item No. 819844016258
$20.95
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Luby, Brittany
A powerful imagining by two Native creators of a first encounter between two very different people that celebrates our ability to acknowledge difference and find common ground.

Based on the real journal kept by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, Encounter imagines a first meeting between a French sailor and a Stadaconan fisher. As they navigate their differences, the wise animals around them note their similarities, illuminating common ground.

This extraordinary imagining by Brittany Luby, Professor of Indigenous History, is paired with stunning art by Michaela Goade, winner of 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award. Encounter is a luminous telling from two Indigenous creators that invites readers to reckon with the past, and to welcome, together, a future that is yet unchartered.
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Item No. 9780316449182
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Endless Odyssey: A Mythic Storytelling Game
Young, Sarah

Fire your imagination with these fun storytelling cards. Reviving the Victorian 20 picture cards can be placed in any order to create seamless scenes. Almost infinite combinations provide endless storyscaping possibilities. Enter a strange land of winged horses and vengeful gods, where one-eyed monsters feast on human flesh. Perhaps you will stumble across buried treasure or receive a favourable prophecy, but watch out for the sinister boatman. He is waiting to transport you across the river, a journey from which no one has ever returned … Where will the story take you?

Item No. 9781786275172
$19.99
Eric Carle Farm Soft Book

Featuring the loveable Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle's Farm Soft Book is a sure way to entertain your little one. With multiple textures, a big mirror, and engaging noises, this fun book is formatted with soft-sided fabric. Ages 0-3 months.

Item No. 081787553774
$19.95