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A Boy, A Mouse, and a Spider: The Story of E.B. White
Barbara Herkert

Sale! Was $18.99, now only $7.98!

A lyrical biography of E. B. White, beloved author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, written by Barbara Herkert and illustrated by Caldecott honoree Lauren Castillo.

When young Elwyn White lay in bed as a sickly child, a bold house mouse befriended him. When the time came for kindergarten, an anxious Elwyn longed for the farm, where animal friends awaited him at the end of each day. Propelled by his fascination with the outside world, he began to jot down his reflections in a journal. Writing filled him with joy, and words became his world.

Today, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web are beloved classics of children’s literature, and E. B. White is recognized as one of the finest American writers of all time.

Item No. 32480160
$7.98
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman
Michelle Edwards

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

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.

Item No. 366907
$7.98
A New Friend for Sparkle
Amy Young

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!

In A Unicorn Named Sparkle, Lucy found out that the unicorn she thought she didn't want was the exact right unicorn for her. In this new story from children's book author and illustrator Amy Young, A New Friend for Sparkle, Lucy makes a new friend and Sparkle is worried that it means she doesn't care about him anymore. What happens when two's company but three's a crowd?

Item No. 60777049
$7.98
A Unicorn Named Sparkle (Board Book)

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny--and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.

Item No. 34006091
$3.98
Adventures of Polo
Regis Faller

Sale! Was $21.99, now only $8.98!

Equipped with a backpack full of supplies, Polo sets off on a little boat--and on a series of delightful adventures that take him across (and under) the ocean, to an island and a frozen iceberg, to space and home again, with a world of magical encounters along the way. Polo's journey is packed with incident and expression; 80 pages of seamless, satisfying picture storytelling are perfectly targeted to the youngest reader. Unique, dynamic, and playful, The Adventures of Polo calls to mind the worlds of film animation, comics, and classic books from Harold and the Purple Crayon to The Snowman--and has style, appeal, and substance all its very own.

Item No. 12350238
$8.98
All of Us
Berger, Carin

Sale! Was $17.99, now $7.98!

Award-winning illustrator Carin Berger’s beautiful and timely picture book celebrates the power of community, family, and most of all, love. Her beautiful collage art and lyrical text offer a message of hope in the face of adversity.

Item No. 68436283
$7.98
Another
Christian Robinson

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

What if you…
encountered another perspective?
Discovered another world?
Met another you?

What might you do?

Item No. 57155077
$8.98
Antoinette

Sale! Was $17.99, now $7.98!

Meet Gaston’s friend Antoinette!

Antoinette—a very special poodle—learns to follow her heart and be herself in this charming companion to Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson’s beloved Gaston.

Antoinette’s three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno is STRONG. Mrs. Bulldog reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her—but Antoinette is not so sure.

Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston’s sister Ooh-La-La goes missing. Antoinette feels a tug in her heart and a twitch in her nose. She must find Ooh-La-La. She will not give up!

Can Antoinette rescue the puppy in peril—and discover what makes her extra special along the way?

Item No. 49031283
$7.98
Apples and Pumpkins

Sale! Was $7.99, now $3.98!

A little girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this Classic Board Book edition of a timeless favorite.

In this Classic Board Book version of a perennial favorite, a young girl shares in the joy and excitement of the fall season. “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” she goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.”

This board book edition of a beloved story is both familiar and fresh—just like a fall day.

Item No. 5308717
$3.98
Baby Day
Jane Godwin

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

It’s a busy day for baby in this darling, cheeky, charming picture book celebrating the joy and chaos of a baby-filled day!

Today is baby’s birthday. Happy baby!
Here come baby’s friends. Hello!
Shy baby.
Friendly baby.
Sunny baby. Hat on, baby!
Strong baby.
Smiley baby.
Lazy baby. Wake up, baby!
Who else will we meet?

Now everyone together…Smile, babies!
Item No. 26989260
$7.98
Beatrix Potter's Americans: Selected Letters
Jane Crowell Morse

Sale! Was $35.00, now $12.98!

"Most welcome!" Beatrix Potter Heelis wrote to an American children's book editor in 1930. "I always tell nice Americans to send other nice Americans along. Perhaps 'understanding Americans' would be a better adjective than 'nice.' You come because you understand the books...not from any impertinent curiosity."

After her marriage to William Heelis in 1913, Beatrix Potter lived in the Lake District where she devoted herself to raising sheep and helping to conserve land for the National Trust. She welcomed visits from Americans and kept the friendships alive with warm personal letters, even in the difficult years of World War II. The letters covered a wide range of subjects: art, children's books, country life, conservation, place names and language, sheep, old furniture, human behavior, and international politics. This is her own record of her 'purposeful life of achievement' between 1921 and 1943.

Includes twenty full-color illustrations, one pencil drawing, and one pen-and-ink sketch by Beatrix Potter; Index; Appendix: 'Roots' of the Peter Rabbit Tales.

Item No. X7486
$12.98
Big Pumpkin

Sale! Was $6.99, now $3.98!

The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can't get it off the vine.
It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.
How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You'll be surprised!

Item No. 42043
$3.98
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English)
Pat Mora

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

This Pura Belpré Award–winning picture book is a bilingual ride through the joyous history of Children’s Day/El día de los niños.

Children’s Day/Book Day; El día de los niños/El día de los libros has been observed on April 30th for over twelve years. Founder Pat Mora’s jubilant celebration of this day features imaginative text and lively illustrations by award-winning illustrator Rafael López that will turn this bilingual fiesta into a hit for story time! Toon! Toon!

The book includes a letter from the author and suggestions for celebrating Children’s Day /El día de los niños.

Item No. 93620464
$3.98
Bunny Cakes
Rosemary Wells

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!

It's Grandma's birthday, and Max wants to make her an icky, worm-infested cake. But Ruby says, "No, Max. We are going to make Grandma an angel surprise cake, with raspberry-fluff icing." Will Max let his bossy older sister keep him out of the kitchen? Or will they both become bunnies who bake?

Item No. 80028511
$7.98
Cat Tale

Sale! Was $16.99, now $7.98!

From word to word they find their way, Lillian, Tilly, and William J.

Like this:

They spot some ewes.

They use a box.

They box some fleas.

And flee a steer . . .

First they see, then they do.

The only thing missing? You!

Come join the fun.

Meow!

Michael Hall's inquisitive cats set out to spend the afternoon snacking and reading, but wind up chasing words, including homophones and homonyms, on a silly tongue twister of an adventure!

Item No. 54730417
$7.98
Caterpillar Activity Gym

Sale! Was $80.00, now only $50.00!

Based on Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this baby activity gym has 18 developmental features designed to keep baby entertained, engaged and developing new skills! Features three ways to play: Lay & Play, Tummy Time and Sit & Play. Lay &  Play with 4 dangling, detachable toys with mirror, lights, teether and squeak and a musical mobile with on/off switch that plays "You are My Sunshine." Detach the toys and remove the frame to transform the mat for Tummy Time or Sit and Play, using the padded caterpillar as support. Comes with a vinyl bag, great for on-the-go. Measures 34" x 25".

Item No. 55257
$50.00
Cinderella
Marcia Brown

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

Even in rags, Cinderella is a hundred times more beautiful than her cruel stepsisters. And how she wishes to go to the prince’s ball! But her sisters delight in telling her that people would only laugh at her at the palace. Fortunately, Cinderella is blessed with a fairy godmother who can turn pumpkins into golden coaches, lizards into footmen, and rags into riches. At the ball, Cinderella will have the most thrilling night of her life—until the stroke of midnight!

Item No. 89416153
$3.98
City Moon

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

Soothing text and hip, colorful collage style illustrations create a nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood looking for the moon. As the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds, the little boy asks simple questions about it, and his Mama patiently answers every one. When finally the moon appears—bright and white and round and glowing—the mama and her boy stop and wait for it to disappear again. The moonlit walk continues until the boy yawns and Mama lifts him into her arms and whispers, "it is time for bed."

Item No. 68081424
$7.98
Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

Sale! Was $17.99, now $7.98!

Santa comes to the barnyard in this holiday addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Peep!

It’s the night before Christmas and all through the farm, not a creature is stirring, not even a...duck?

Farmer Brown is busy decorating his home in preparation for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve! All seems calm in the barnyard, but Farmer Brown isn’t the only one who is getting ready...

Ho
Ho
OH NO!

Once again, Duck has gotten the whole barnyard STUCK in quite a predicament! Will anyone be able to un-stuck Duck and save Christmas?

Item No. 73227
$7.98
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Sale! Was $7.99, now $3.98!

The beloved, bestselling tale of edible weather is brought to life!

If food dropped like rain from the sky, wouldn't it be marvelous! Or would it? It could, after all, be messy. And you'd have no choice. What if you didn't like what fell? Or what if too much came? Have you ever thought of what it might be like to be squashed flat by a pancake?
Item No. 72668
$3.98
Coolies
Yin

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $8.98!

When Shek and little Wong journey to America in 1865, they have work! Along with hundreds of other Chinese, the brothers are going to help build a great railroad across the West. But as days grow into months, Shek and Wong endure more than they could have imagined--bleeding hands, blasting dynamite, and treacherous avalanches. For very little pay. Are they being treated this way because of their almond-shaped eyes--because they are coolies?

Inspired by actual events in the history of the American railroad, Cooliesa reveals the harsh truth about life for thousands of Chinese laborers, while it celebrates the love and loyalty between two brothers who were determined not only to survive, but to succeed.

Item No. 9780399232275
$8.98
Dust Devil
Isaacs, Anne

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Here is the thrilling, thigh-slapping companion to "Swamp Angel, " the beloved Caldecott Honor winning picture book.
Swamp Angel has a reputation as the greatest woodswoman and wildest wildcat in all of Tennessee. But when she grows too big for that state, she moves to Montana, a place so sizeable, even Angel can fit in. It s there that she wrestles a raging storm to the ground and, at its center, finds herself a sidekick a horse she names Dust Devil. And when Backward Bart, the orneriest, ugliest outlaw ever known, starts terrorizing the prairie, seems like Angel and Dust Devil may be the only ones strong enough to stop him.
"Dust Devil" received four starred reviews and was named a "New York Times" Notable Children's Book of the Year and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Winner. Children will be captivated by the beauty and exaggerated humor of Paul Zelinsky s American primitive style paintings and the wit and energy of Anne Isaacs s unparalleled storytelling. Here is an original folktale starring an extraordinary gal who is as feisty as she is funny and as courageous as she is kind."
Item No. 9780375867224
$8.98
Dylan the Villian
K.G. Campbell

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

Dylan's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Snivels, have always told him that he is the very best and cleverest super-villain in the whole wide world. And Dylan's confident that it's true--until he starts school and meets Addison Van Malice. Sure, Dylan's costume is scary. But Addison Van Malice's is bone-chilling. And yes, Dylan's laugh is crazy. But Addison Van Malice's is bananas. And Dylan's inventions are certainly super-villainous. But Addison Van Malice's are demonic! When their teacher, Miss Slither, announces a Diabolical Robot Building Contest, Dylan sees his opportunity to prove that he really is the most evil villain of all. But Addison's not giving in without a fight. And so begins a competition of skill and wits that doesn't go the way anyone expected...

Item No. 1708071
$7.98
Eloise at Christmastime

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $6.98!

Yes
Here she is at Christmastime
Complete with tinsel and holly
Singing fa la la la lolly
And over the roar of the jingle bells
You can hear hear hear her say
It's absolutely Christmas
But I don't mind a bit
I give everyone a present
For that's the thing of it
So when it's everly Christmastime
And you're under your Christmas trees
Simply tinkle a bell and have a trinkle
And remember
Me
Eloise
Item No. 59242121
$6.98
Eric Carle Birth Announcements
Chronicle Books

Sale! Was $6.99, now $3.98!

All of the Eric Carle stationery features 8 cards and 8 envelopes and Eric Carle's delighful artwork of animals: Eric Carle Birthday Thank-Yous Eric Carle Birthday Invites Eric Carle Baby Shower Invites Eric Carle Baby Shower Thank-Yous Eric Carle Birth Announcements (Boy) (comes with 32 photo corner stickers) Eric Carle Birth Announcements (Girl) (comes with 32 photo corner stickers) Eric Carle Birth Announcements (Neutral) (comes with 32 photo corner stickers)

Item No. 9780811876131
$3.98