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50 States Memory Cards

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $9.98!

The colorful illustrations make this a seamless teaching tool to encourage young minds to explore the history, people, and culture of the United States of America. The 50 7 × 9 flashcards come in a sturdy storage box and are printed on heavy laminated card-stock for display and play.

Each card features the outline of a state and its state flag on one side, and a list of facts, questions and answers on the other. Discover quirky facts, famous faces, big cities, and more. The 50 States - Flashcards is a fun and interactive way for children to learn about each of the nation’s 50 states. Special attention is paid to the inventiveness, beauty, and diversity of the United States, so that your child will be able to enjoy uncovering each card.

Item No. 1910258
$9.98
ABC Animal Nesting Blocks

Sale! Was $24.00, now only $9.98!

These durable nesting and stacking blcoks are a modern take on a classic developmental toy. Small hands can practice nesting the blocks inside each other in the right order, and balance them one atop the other to build a tower. The brightly colored illustrations encourage interaction and story-telling. Ready for ABC? Each cheerful graphic is paired with its corresponding letter.

Made with recycled paper printed with vegetable inks. Conforms to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE standards.

10 nesting blocks feature art of all 5 sides. Completed tower measures nearly 3' tall. Ages 2+

Item No. 1909163
$9.98
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Charles Santore

Sale! Was $19.95, now only $9.98!

Alice's adventures come to life in the most definitive and elaborately illustrated edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland on the market, featuring stunning original artwork by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore.

This beloved children's classic bursts with never-before-seen full-color artwork from Charles Santore. Complete with three breathtaking gatefolds, this classic edition promises to be the next must-read bedtime story, creating new tradition for the whole family. Children, parents and grandparents alike will share in this addition to the family bookshelves.

Item No. 2004721
$9.98
All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah
Jenkins, Emily

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

The beloved characters from Sydney Taylor's All-of-a-Kind Family return in this heartwarming picture book from a critically adored team--perfect for Hanukkah gift-giving!

Acclaimed author Emily Jenkins (A Greyhound, a Groundhog) and Caldecott Award-winning artist Paul O. Zelinsky (Rapunzel) bring the beloved All-of-a-Kind Family to life in a new format. Fans, along with those just meeting the five girls ("all of a kind," as their parents say), will join them back in 1912, on the Lower East Side of NYC, and watch as preparations for Hanukkah are made. When Gertie, the youngest, is not allowed to help prepare latkes, she throws a tantrum. Banished to the girls' bedroom, she can still hear the sounds and smell the smells of a family getting ready to celebrate. But then Papa comes home and she is allowed out--and given the best job of all: lighting the first candle on the menorah.

First published in 1951, Taylor's chapter books have become time-honored favorites, selling over a million copies and touching generations of readers. In this time when immigrants often do not feel accepted, the All-of-a-Kind Family gives a heartwarming glimpse of a Jewish immigrant family and their customs that is as relevant--and necessary--today as when it was first written. Jenkins and Zelinsky's charming compliment to Taylor's series perfectly captures the warmth and family values that made the original titles classics.

Item No. 669415
$7.98
Animal Village Memory & Matching Game

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $9.98!

Animal memory and matching game featuring 24 animal friend cards to match. Winner of the Oppenheim Gold Award. Printed on recycled cardboard with vegetable ink. 

Item No. 1905050
$9.98
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
Bird's Nest Sketchbook

Sale! Was $7.95, now only $5.98!

Spiral bound sketchbook of 66 pages of 8.5" x 11" drawing and sketch paper.

Item No. 1905051
$5.98
Dog Reads A Book Puzzle
Kalman, Maira

 Staff Holiday Gift Pick

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $14.98!

500 piece puzzle

Every proud dog owner thinks their dog is the smartest. But this brainy golden retriever might just top them all as he calmly reads a novel and sips a cup of coffee. How smartly civilized of him! Now if we could just get him to stop shedding. The covers of The New Yorker have entertained and enlightened the magazine's readers for nearly a century. With unmatched visual sophistication and wit, they let no subject escape their scrutiny. A roster of extraordinary artists continues to create indelible images that are infinitely varied in style and tone, whether whimsical, provocative, serene, or lough-out-loud funny. From the iconic Eustace Tilley to spot-on images of contemporary life, The New Yorker's covers are always the talk of the town.

New Yorker Cover by Artist Maira Kalman, originally published on February 1st, 1999
500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Finished Puzzle Size: 18"x24"
Linen Style Finish to reduce glare
Made in USA
Recommended Age: 7+ Years

Item No. 819844011697
$14.98
Draw, Color and Sticker Nature Sketchbook

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $6.98!

Draw, Color, and Sticker Nature Sketchbook series offers page after page of beautiful inspiration designed to get you drawing. Stickers and partially illustrated pages provide a rich canvas to encourage you to practice drawing various themes and elements. Each illustrated spread is followed by a prompt with the same theme, ready for readers to take the lead and fill in with their own designs and stickers. Black and white drawings with touches of color will get you started started, and invite further experimentation. The uncoated paper stock is perfect for drawing, painting, and coloring with any variety of materials. The included stickers are printed on soft uncoated paper so they can take color or additional drawing on top, perfect for personalization! Draw, Color, and Sticker Nature Sketchbook is a simple, yet, beautiful creative outlet for anyone learning to draw.

Item No. 1906107
$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
Fantastical Fairies Matching Game

Sale! Was $14.99, now only $8.98!

This adorable matching game, populated by a fantastically diverse array of fairies, will enchant young fairy fans while helping to develop memory, concentration, and identification skills.

Item No. 2004801
$8.98
La Madre Goose Nursery Rhymes for Ninos
Elya, Susan Middleton
Classic favorites get a modern Latino twist

The itsy arañita
climbed up the water spout.
Down came la lluvia
and washed la araña out.

Classic Mother Goose rhymes get a Latino twist in this cozy collection. From young Juan Ramón sitting in el rincón to three little gatitos who lost their mitoncitos, readers will be delighted to see familiar characters in vibrant, luminous scenes brimming with fanciful details.

La Madre Goose will make a playful multicultural addition to every modern bookshelf.

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016

Item No. 9780399251573
$8.98
Lion Lessons
Jon Agee

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling Around, and Pouncing. Our young hero, a rather meek and scrawny human boy, does his best to learn the necessary skills during his training with a master instructor (who just happens to be a real lion). After a grueling set of lessons, the boy discovers that that the final step—Looking Out for Your Friends—is the most important of all. That’s how any kid can earn his lion diploma (not to mention the affection of every cat in town).

Item No. 93165055
$7.98
Lovely Old Roly
Michael Rosen

Sale! Was $7.95, now only $3.98!


Old Roly the cat is tired - he sleeps all day. Mum and Dad and the kids all know he can't live much longer, but what will happen when he dies? The children grieve when Roly passes, but then a new cat appears and gradually finds her place in the household. The new cat, Sausage, seems to be everywhere, but Roly is still there in the children's hearts, and they know he will always be with them. The death of a pet can be especially difficult for children. Michael Rosen helps ease this process with this moving story featuring Priscilla Lamont's thoughtful illustrations.

Item No. 13301
$3.98
Maira Kalman Puzzle 300 pieces
Mudpuppy

Sale! Was $16.95, now only $10.98!

Based on the illustrated book Ah-ha to Zig-Zag: 31 Objects from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, this special 300 piece puzzle from Mudpuppy features the whimsical artwork of renowned illustrator Maira Kalman and some of the most intriguing objects from the museum's collection. The Maira Kalman Ah-ha to Zig-Zag 300 Piece Puzzle is a great introduction to the design of everyday objects.
- 300 piece puzzle
- Hinged tin: 6 x 7.75 x 2 in. (15 x 20 x 5 cm)
- Puzzle: 14 x 18 in. (35 x 45 cm)
- Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic, soy-based inks.
- Ages 6 and up

Item No. 9780735341876
$10.98
Milo's Hat Trick
Agee, Jon

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Milo the Magnificent's magic act isn't so magnificent after all, until he meets a bear who teaches him the secret to the perfect hat trick in this classic and critically acclaimed picture book, perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen
 
Milo the Magnificent is the world’s least magnificent magician. He can't even pull a rabbit out of his hat! When Mr. Popovich gives him one more chance, Milo knows he has no choice: he has to go out and catch a rabbit for his act. Instead, he catches a bear. And the bear promises to help! Into the hat he dives. Milo rides the train home, sure his act will go off perfectly tonight. But when he arrives in his dressing room, he discovers that he left his hat—and the bear!—on the train. Meanwhile, across town, a man in a restaurant has a very familiar hat . . . Can Milo get his hat back in time for his act?

Item No. 97332957
$8.98
My Baby Loves Christmas
Jabari, Asim

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

Baby loves candy canes wrapped in bows.

Baby loves jingle bells.

Baby loves snow. . . .

Celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Christmas. This board book, the perfect gift for a new baby, features rhythmic poetry from Jabari Asim and adorable art from Tara Nicole Whitaker.

Item No. 84313639
$3.98
My First Kwanzaa
Katz, Karen

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

A simple way to get acquainted with Kwanzaa.

Hooray! Hooray!
It's time to get ready for Kwanzaa.

During the seven days of Kwanzaa, we celebrate the importance of family, friends, and community. This warm and lively introduction to a very special holiday will help even the youngest children join in!

Author and illustrator Karen Katz's wonderful series of picture books for the very young offer a simple and fun way to get familiar with the traditions of holiday celebrations from different cultures.

Item No. 9781250050465
$3.98
My Pen
Christopher Myers

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $8.98!

My pen rides dinsoaurs and hides an elepahnt in a teacup.

What can your pen do?

Acclaimed author and illustrator Christopher Myers uses rich black-and-white illustrations to bring a sketchbook to life, showing that with a simple pen, a kid can do anything!

Item No. 2004854
$8.98
Pancakes Pancakes (Spanish Edition)
Carle, Eric

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $4.98!

Eric Carle’s bold world comes alive in this Spanish edition of his iconic picture book Pancakes, Pancakes.

El imaginativo mundo de Eric Carle cobra vida en esta edición en español de su emblemático libro ilustrado ¡Panqueques, panqueques!

The barnyard rooster crows and Jack wakes up—hungry, of course! What does he want for breakfast? A big pancake! But first, Jack’s mother needs flour from the mill, an egg from the hen, milk from the cow, butter churned from fresh cream, and firewood for the stove. Will Jack ever get his pancake?

With his trademark collage illustrations and lively text, Eric Carle has created a mouthwatering tale for young readers.

El gallo del corral canta y Jack se despierta, ¡hambriento, por supuesto! ¿Qué quiere de desayuno? ¡Un panqueque grande! Pero primero, a la mamá de Jack le hacen falta harina del molino, un huevo de la gallina negra, leche de la vaca pinta, mantequilla hecha de la nata fresca y leña para la estufa. ¿Crees que Jack recibirá su panqueque?

Con sus características ilustraciones de collages vibrantes y su texto animado, Eric Carle ha creado un cuento que les hará la boca agua a los jóvenes lectores.

Item No. 49347441
$4.98
Potch and Polly
William Steig & Jon Agee

Sale! Was $16.00, now $4.98!

Born in the company of an angel wearing a clown's nose, Potch has always woken up happy to be who and where he is. Then, when he meets Polly Pumpernickel at a masquerade ball, he does a double backflip, but it's his heart that really goes for a whirl. Polly goes for a whirl, too, and winds up in a fountain after a dance-gone-wrong with Potch. One catastrophe follows another as Potch tries to win her affection. Just when things look utterly hopeless, Polly realizes that Potch isn't merely another annoying short bald guy, and she comes up with a plan of her own
Item No. 9780374360900
$4.98
Preacher's Boy - Hardcover
Katherine Paterson

Was $15.00, now $5.00!

2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

It's 1899 in a small town in Vermont, and the turn of the century is coming fast. According to certain members of the church where Robbie's father is the preacher, the end of the century might even mean the end of the world. But Robbie has more pressing worries. He's sure his father loves his simple-minded brother, Elliot, better than him, and he can no longer endure the tiresome restrictions of Christianity. He decides to leave the fold and become an "apeist" and, just in case the church whisperers are right, resolves to live life to the fullest. His high-spirited and often hot-headed behavior does nothing to improve his father's opinion of him, nor does it improve the congregation's flagging opinion of his father. Not until the consequences of his actions hurt others does Robbie put a stop to the snowballing chain of events he has set off and begin to realize his father might love him despite his wayward tendencies.
Item No. 9780395838976
$5.00
Say Zoop
Herve Tullet

Sale! Was $15.99, now only $8.98!

Make some noise! Shout "OH!" Whisper "oh!" Say "Zoop"? Yes! "Zoop!" "Zoop!" "Zoop!" The newest book from Hervé Tullet magically responds with bursts of color and moving shapes, empowering children by letting their imaginations liberate and direct each page's reaction. Tullet's books define the genre of participatory bookmaking, encouraging readers to explore and interact with the physical book in all its dimensions. The reward is tremendous: a journey of whimsy and sheer fun that extends well beyond the book's pages. In this worthy and exhilarating companion to the bestselling trio launched with Press Here, Tullet's beloved dots will have readers literally "Ooh"-ing and "Ahh"-ing out loud in a happy collective encore.

  • Say Zoop! is an ideal interactive book for toddlers and young children
  • Helps children learn colors and participation
  • Excellent as a preschool read aloud book
Item No. 2004859
$8.98
Skulls
Thornburgh, Blair

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

You probably don’t think much about skulls.
So what’s the big deal about them?

Well, every head
of every person
you’ve ever seen
has a skull inside.

And that includes YOU!

This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons, flipping our view of skulls from a spooky symbol to a fascinating, cool, and crucial part of our bodies.

Item No. 82447392
$7.98