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100 Simple Paper Flowers-RM
Kelsey Elam

Sale! Was $17.95, now only $5.98!

From window displays to weddings, paper flowers are blooming everywhere. This exquisite collection contains a bouquet of beautifully simple step-by-step projects, complete with templates. Whether you’re looking to make a single perfect rose, a vaseful of daisies for your desk, or something even more elaborate, all it takes is a handful of techniques to create a colorful paper garden.

Item No. 18116119
$5.98
100 Things to Do with a Circle-RM
Sarah Walsh

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $5.98!

What comes to mind when you think of a circle? Depending on its size, it could be a planet, a manhole cover, an orange, a leopard's spot. What if there are lots of circles on a page? Depending on how they're placed, they might suggest a galaxy of stars or a bunch of grapes, a flea circus, or a polkadotted dress. It all depends on who is doing the looking. A follow-up to 100 Things to Doodle With a Triangle, this is the second in a series of draw-in books based on geometric shapes.

100 Things to Draw With a Circle is a doodling book that loosens the imagination, and inspires creative thought. Circles and other basic geometric shapes are at the core of art, they're the structures where form and drawing begin.

In this book, illustrator Sarah Walsh provides you with circles that appear as prompts on every page: one or many, large and small, colorful or not, peeking from the bottom or tumbling from the top -- you fill in the rest. If one triangle suggests a game of checkers and another a snowman, one a drop of rain in a puddle, or another a patch of dandelions, a circle is meaningless until you decide what it wants to be. The simplest of shapes brings you back to the basics and lets you create anything you can see in your imagination. Abstract or realistic, minimal or over-the-top, there are no wrong choices in this book -- and you don't have to be a master at drawing. Pick up your pencil, see what the shapes suggest and where your imagination leads you.

Item No. 26536627
$5.98
Brief History of Unicorns-RM

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $6.98!

The Magical Unicorn Society has released from its top-secret case files an entire book full of tales of unicorn encounters from throughout world history.

From the story of the 17th century sailors rescued from pirates by Water Moon unicorns, to the mystery about the girls who believed they'd discovered a Woodland Flower unicorn in modern-day Central Park, this book shares some of the most amazing stories of humanity's experiences alongside these magical creatures.

Brought to life by vivid and enchanting artwork throughout, A Brief History of Unicorns is an essential companion to The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook. A truly magical must-have for unicorn enthusiasts of all ages!

Item No. 48954220
$6.98
A Letter to My Teacher

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year.
 
Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.

Item No. 40367360
$7.98
Mother for Choco-RM
Keiko Kasza

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

Family is about love no matter how different parents and children may be, adopted or not.

Choco wishes he had a mother, but who could she be? He sets off to find her, asking all kinds of animals, but he doesn't meet anyone who looks just like him. He doesn't even think of asking Mrs. Bear if she's his mother-but then she starts to do just the things a mommy might do. And when she brings him home, he meets her other children-a piglet, a hippo, and an alligator-and learns that families can come in all shapes and sizes and still fit together.

Keiko Kasza's twist on the "Are you my mother?" theme has become one of the most highly recommended stories about adoption for children.

Item No. 67502181
$3.98
Albert's Quiet Quest-RM
Isabelle Arsenault

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Albert wants a quiet place to read...but his friends just want to play! Can they figure out how to have fun together?

Albert's home is very loud--and all he wants to do is read! He escapes outside for some peace, and thinks he's found it at last. But, one by one, his friends boisterously infiltrate his space until Albert just can't take it anymore...and snaps! How will his friends react? While they leave him alone at first, they slowly return...with books in hand.

This beautifully illustrated story models flexible, empathic play, and articulates a range of ways a group can have fun together. A useful tool for any classroom or neighborhood!

Item No. 94422461
$8.98
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
Biscuit's Snow Day Race-RM
Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!

Look, Biscuit, it’s snowing!

Snow days are snow much fun! Will Biscuit the little yellow puppy get to play in the sledding race?

For the first time, everyone’s favorite little yellow puppy stars in an I Can Read with a snow theme!

Biscuit’s Snow Day Race is a My First I Can Read, perfect for shared reading with a child.

Item No. 39861287
$7.98
Calling All Minds-RM
Temple Grandin

Sale! Was $18.99, now only$4.98!

From world-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin -- a book of personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors' minds and make them soar.

Have you ever wondered what makes a kite fly or a boat float? Have you ever thought about why snowflakes are symmetrical, or why golf balls have dimples? Have you ever tried to make a kaleidoscope or build a pair of stilts?

In Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the ideas behind all of those questions and more. She delves into the science behind inventions, the steps various people took to create and improve upon ideas as they evolved, and the ways in which young inventors can continue to think about and understand what it means to tinker, to fiddle, and to innovate. And laced throughout it all, Temple gives us glimpses into her own childhood tinkering, building, and inventing.

More than a blueprint for how to build things, in Calling All Minds Temple Grandin creates a blueprint for different ways to look at the world. And more than a call to action, she gives a call to imagination, and shows readers that there is truly no single way to approach any given problem--but that an open and inquisitive mind is always key.

Item No. 46129079
$4.98
Color & Discover-RM

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $5.98!

This is no ordinary color-by-number book. In Color & Discover, each page features a new coloring code for young artists to follow to bring fun scenes to life. Some coloring codes feature colored dots as prompts, others may ask children to color anywhere with a pineapple symbol yellow! The 96-page book is packed with detailed coloring pages that will ensure hours of creative coloring fun.

Item No. 94194475
$5.98
Crafty Llama-RM
Mike Kerr

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!

A darling new character from New York Times bestselling illustrator Renata Liwska! Created with author Mike Kerr, this is a story about crafting, friendship, and the very best gifts, perfect for fans of Extra Yarn.

Llama loves to make things. It doesn't matter what, really--something special, something lovely.

Beaver loves to make things, too. But he likes things to be useful.

On this lovely day, Llama is inspired. She is having fun making things, like gifts for her friends. And soon many of her friends are inspired right along with her. But Beaver needs to think about what Llama and the other animals are making. What useful thing can he do with this day?

With lots of craftiness and fun, this is a delightful story about how something lovely can be useful, too, and how the best gifts are the ones that bring us together.

Item No. 69572105
$7.98
Dear Zoo-RM

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo is now available as an oversized jacketed hardcover keepsake edition!

Young readers will love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent as potential pets—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect fit for the family?

With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of furry friends, Dear Zoo is a must-have for every child’s bookshelf.

Item No. 35171581
$7.98
Dino World Stickers-RM

Sale! Was $9.99, now only $4.98!

Welcome to Dino World! The perfect activity book for young dinosaur enthusiasts.

This dinosaur-themed activity book is packed with things to do! It includes 32 pages of coloring and doodling activities, 20 pages of dinosaur card press-outs, and a sheet of fabulous puffy stickers!

Item No. 81394335
$4.98
Draw 500 Fabulous Flowers-RM
Lisa Congdon

Sale! Was $14.99, now only $5.98!

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes–tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more–over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.
 
This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
 
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip!
Item No. 91110501
$5.98
Draw, Color, Sticker Enchanted Sketchbook-RM

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $6.98!

For coloring book graduates—Draw, Color, and Sticker Enchanted Sketchbook offers page after page of adventurous inspiration designed to get you drawing, coloring, and creating your own personal works of art.

Warm up with enchanting coloring pages, each of which is followed by a partial illustration in a similar style ready to be finished by you. Draw in your own details, embellish with coordinated stickers, and finally add color. Themes include charming characters, animals, and neighborhoods, along with playful pattern pages that allow you to experiment with simple shapes and icons.

  • Use motifs from the coloring pages for your inspiration, or draw from your own imagination as guided prompts carry you along.
  • High-quality, uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with a wide variety of materials.
  • Coordinating stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top, perfect for your personalization!

This inviting sketchbook will inspire you to take your art skills to the next level!

Item No. 12396433
$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
Eric Carle Boy Birth Announcement
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. 9780811876117
$3.98
Etch Art: Hidden Forest-RM

Sale! Was $14.99, now only $6.98!

Embark on a journey through nature with this stylish folk-art inspired activity book. With your stylus, etch away at nine beautiful woodland scenes to discover birds, bees, butterflies, deer, rabbits and other marvels hidden beneath stunning artwork made up of panels of special scratchable ink. With your stylus, remove all the ink, or create swirls, dots, and other patterns to personalise your very own piece of art. Let yourself be absorbed by this new creative hobby as you reveal the hidden beauty in each scene—and the artist in you!

This unique and mindful activity book will keep children—and adults—busy for hours.

Item No. 98372062
$6.98
Fancy Nancy Storybook Treasury

Sale! Was $11.99, now $6.98!

This beautiful hardcover treasury edition includes six Fancy Nancy beginning reader classics by the New York Times bestselling team Jane O'Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser. From class trips to book reports, Nancy always knows just the right way to make the ordinary extraordinary!

Perfect for Fancy Nancy fans old and new, this treasury includes the complete text and art for:

  • Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night
  • Fancy Nancy: Pajama Day
  • Fancy Nancy Sees Stars
  • Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes
  • Fancy Nancy: The Show Must Go On
  • Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report

No one does fancy quite like Nancy!

Item No. 82972284
$6.98
Flubby Will Not Play With That-RM
J.E. Morris

Sale! Was $9.99, now only $4.98!

Flubby, the lovably lazy feline, embarks on his next non-adventure!

When Kami brings home a bag full of toys for Flubby, the uninterested cat isn't enthusiastic about the choices. A wind-up mouse? No thanks. A fish hanging from a stick? Yawn. But after Flubby rejects each offering, one unexpected option may be the best fit for Flubby after all.

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers.

Item No. 68259233
$4.98
Grandma's Purse-RM
Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $3.98!

Spend the day with a grandma and granddaughter in this charming story about the magic found in their favorite accessory. The littlest fashionistas will love this adorable purse-shaped board book that's as fun to carry as it is to read--and it makes the perfect gift to share with grandma this Mother's Day!

When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats...and her purse. You never know what she'll have in there—fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world, or something special just for her granddaughter. It might look like a normal bag from the outside, but Mimi and her granddaughter know that it's pure magic!

In this adorable, energetic ode to visits from Grandma, beloved picture-book creator Vanessa Brantley-Newton shows how an ordinary day can become extraordinary.

Item No. 39380854
$3.98
Happy Birthday Babymouse-RM
Holm, Jennifer

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New York Times bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated, award-winning graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE! Winner of multiple Children's Choice awards and with over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!

You are cordially invited to the birthday event of the year! Babymouse is having a birthday and she wants it to be BIG! Mount Everest BIG. Eiffel Tower BIG. Tyrannosaurus rex BIG. (Okay, maybe inviting a T. rex isn't such a good idea). Will all of Babymouse's birthday dreams come true? Will she have a five-hundred-tier cupcake? Find out in Happy Birthday, Babymouse—the eighteenth hilarious, action-packed installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series by Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm!

Item No. 5533085
$3.98
Harold's Imagination Treasury-RM

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $10.98!

A gorgeous hardcover treasury of three favorite Harold and the Purple Crayon books, Harold's Imagination is perfect for sharing at bedtime or in the classroom. The complete text and art from all three books is beautifully presented in this large-format treasury.

For over sixty years, Crockett Johnson’s beloved Harold and his purple crayon have inspired fans to believe that creativity, wonder, and imagination can transform our world.

Now fans old and new can experience the magic of Harold in three creative adventures. A treasury including the full text and illustrations from the cherished Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harold’s Fairy Tale, and Harold’s ABC, this collection makes a beautiful collector’s item and gift.

Harold’s Imagination also includes a fascinating afterword by Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss biographer Philip Nel, which features rare photos, original sketches, and interesting information about Johnson’s inspiration for Harold and his stories.

It’s wonderful to think that in Crockett Johnson’s stories about Harold, he used only two colors, brown and purple; lots of white space; and remarkable simplicity to prove many times over how far imagination can take us if we allow it to.

Item No. 73301296
$10.98
I Love Unicorns Puffy Stickers-RM

Sale! Was $9.99, now only $4.98!

A unicorn-themed activity book with card press-outs and 3-D (puffy) stickers

Enter the magical land of fairy-tale unicorns!

This unicorn-themed activity book is packed with things to do, from coloring and doodling activities to unicorn press-outs and a sheet of puffy stickers!

At the back of this fun-filled activity book, there are card pages with press-outs to color and decorate. There are also more than 100 puffy stickers for children to use in the book or anywhere else!

Item No. 94584659
$4.98
I Love You, Mommy-RM
Beatrix Potter

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $3.98!

A wonderful new Peter Rabbit book with a heart-warming rhyme that celebrates moms everywhere.

This heart-warming book is the perfect way to tell Mom "I love you" on Mother's Day--or on any other day of the year! With a little help from Peter Rabbit himself, a beautiful rhyme, contemporary design and gorgeous illustrations capture the charm of Beatrix Potter's drawings, ensuring the book will appeal to Beatrix Potter fans old and new.

Item No. 47468646
$3.98