Save 50% or more off retail prices of books and toys from our sale shelf! Museum Members save an additional 15%. Sale books may be slightly shelfworn, missing dust jackets or have other minor marks distinguishing them from full-price books.

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A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Young, Amy

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $6.98!

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. 58398129
$6.98
Alice in Wonderland Journal
Kim, Stacy

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $7.98!

192 page lined journal featuring Alice in Wonderland artwork by Stacy Kim on the cover. Journal measures 5" x 7.25"

Item No. 1901173
$7.98
Alice Tea Party Journal

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $8.98!

Hardcover notebook featuring 176 lined pages and magnetic closure. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Measures 4" x 6" and is the perfect size to fit in a purse or bag.

Item No. 1609200
$8.98
Antoinette
Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson

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
Avian Friends Activity Journal
Zlatkis, Geninne D.

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $6.98!

This Avian Friends activity journal is a great gift for creative friends. The journal measures 7 x 8-3/4" with a lay-flat opening that makes it inviting to use. Best of all, the book is fully designed throughout with charming birds, flowers, and still lifes by internationally acclaimed illustrator Geninne D. Zlatkis. A bonus interview sheds light on the artist's creative process and inspiration.

Item No. 45843942
$6.98
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
Bright Ideas 2020 Planner
Chronicle Books

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $9.99!

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
$9.99
Christian Robinson Gift Bag - Afro Birthday

Sale! Was $5.50, now only $3.50!

Large gift bag featuring artwork by Christian Robinson, as seen in the picture book When's My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano. Bag measures 10" x 5" x 12.75" and is made of heavyweight coated paper with cotton rope handles.

Don't forget the coordinating birthday card!

Item No. CHR1879
$3.50
Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey
Martin, Emily Winfield

Sale! Was $17.99, now $8.98!

From the New York Times bestseller of The Wonderful Things You Will Be is Emily Winfield Martin's first book for little dreamers.

Ideal for bed time reading, Dream Animals convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their dream animal might be—a fox? a bear? a narwhal?—and what dream it might take them to. With a perfect nighttime rhyme and gorgeous illustrations, this book is irresistible.

Item No. 16263698
$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
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
Fashion Lookbook

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $5.98!

This Fashion Lookbook activity journal is a great gift for budding designers and fashionistas. The journal measures 7 x 8-3/4" with a lay-flat opening that makes it inviting to use. It is fully designed, with watercolor-look artwork throughout. Its 112 pages are just right for creating, coloring, sketching, and journaling. They are even thick enough for real watercolor. The interactive book includes a fashion time line, focus on accessories and fashion details, and plenty of room for notes on personal style!

Item No. 2751334
$5.98
Heartbeat
Evan Turk

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

This cinematic picture book from critically acclaimed author and illustrator Evan Turk follows the life of a baby whale from birth, to song, to silence, to a new song of compassion and hope for a brighter future.

Two hearts, one song.
A young whale and her mother sing together.
Heartbeat.
Then the mother is gone.
One heart, one song.
The young whale swims, alone and lonely,
for days and years and decades…
until one day a little girl hears her and joins her song.
Together, they sing of hope for a brighter future.
One world, one song,
one heartbeat.

Item No. 25600979
$8.98
Love
Matt de la Peña and Loren Long

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

In this heartfelt celebration of love, Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña and bestselling illustrator Loren Long depict the many ways we experience this universal bond, which carries us from the day we are born throughout the years of our childhood and beyond. With a lyrical text that's soothing and inspiring, this tender tale is a needed comfort and a new classic that will resonate with readers of every age.

Item No. 14925340
$8.98
Love from Peter Rabbit

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $4.98!

Say "I love you" to that special somebunny in your life!

Celebrate all things love with this charming little book featuring original artwork by Beatrix Potter. A great gift for Valentine's Day—or any day!

Item No. 8985220
$4.98
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
Mary Had a Little Glam
Tammi Sauer and Vaness Brantley-Newton

Sale! Was $14.95, now only $6.98!

This little Mary has STYLE! In this fun take on Mother Goose, fashion-forward Mary helps some of childhood's most beloved characters go glam. From the kid who lives in a shoe (and dons some fab footwear, too) to Jack, who breaks his crown but gets a great new one, Mary's school friends look fantastic in their finery. But are they now too well dressed for recess? Not to worry—Mary always shows her flair for what to wear!

Item No. 62935704
$6.98
Moomin: Finn Family Journal
Jansson, Tove

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $8.98!

Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, this journal cover is printed on foil, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap. Artwork by Tove Jansson. 176 lined pages, this journal measures 6" x 9"

Item No. 1901108
$8.98
Natsumi
Susan Lendroth and Priscilla Burris

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $6.98!

Natsumi is small but full of big exuberance, and puts her girl-power to good use when she discovers a Japanese tradition as energetic as she is.

When Natsumi's family practices for their town's Japanese arts festival, Natsumi tries everything. But her stirring is way too vigorous for the tea ceremony, her dancing is just too imaginative, and flower arranging doesn't go any better. Can she find just the right way to put her exuberance to good use?

This heartwarming tale about being true to yourself is perfect for readers who march to their own beat.

Item No. 14598686
$6.98
Once Upon a Starry Night
Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit

Sale! Was $8.95, now only $4.98!

Take an illuminating ride through the starry night sky, and learn how the heavens pay tribute to the gods of Greek and Roman mythology. Once Upon a Starry Night explains the ten ancient figures whose legends are written large across the universe. Every page shines with Christina Balit’s vibrant art, studded with shiny stars, and provides the perfect backdrop to Jacqueline Mitton’s poetic text.

Item No. 92988810
$4.98
Pandora
Turnbull, Victoria

Sale! Was $16.99, now $8.98!

Pandora lives alone, in a world of broken things. She makes herself a handsome home, but no one ever comes to visit. Then one day something falls from the sky
. . . a bird with a broken wing.
Little by little, Pandora helps the bird grow stronger. Little by little, the bird helps Pandora feel less lonely. The bird begins to fly again, and always comes back--bringing seeds and flowers and other small gifts. But then one day, it flies away and doesn't return. Pandora is heartbroken.
Until things begin to grow . . .

Here is a stunningly illustrated celebration of connection and renewal.

Item No. 1906210
$8.98
Park's Quest
Paterson, Katherine

Sale! Was $6.99, now only $3.98!

Written by Newbery Medalist, National Book Award winner, and Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson

Park can't figure out why his mother refuses to talk about his father who died in Vietnam. Park has no memory of him. But he is determined to find out the answers to his questions. When Park's search finally takes him to his gradfather's farm in rural Virginia, he meets obstacles beyond his imagining. Instead of being welcomed as the long lost heir, he is taunted by a young Vietnamese girl. Who is she, and what is she doing on the family farm? And will Park be able to accept the ultimate truth he has sought?

Item No. 9780140342628
$3.98
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