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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
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
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
Avian Friends Activity Journal

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
Babies-RM
Gyo Fujikawa

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $4.98!

A charming first look at the soft and sweet world of babies.

Item No. 13169260
$4.98
Baby Day

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
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
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
Rod Campbell

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
Dictionary of Dinosaurs-RM
Dieter Braun

Sale! Was $24.99, now only $7.98!

Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a fact-packed guide to the prehistoric world, from the Triassic to the Cretaceous – as well as from A to Z.

Learn about the biggest, most fearsome, and strangest dinosaurs that ever lived, with up-to-date facts from real dino-experts. Featuring firm favourites such as T. rex, Ankylosaurus and Triceratops, as well as lesser-known beasts like the Baryonyx, the Rugops and the Shanag, there's no dino left behind in this comprehensive guide.

Dictionary of Dinosaurs also includes a timeline, showing which dinosaurs lived when and where, and how the Earth has changed over millions of years. A 'How to Use this Book' page explains all you need to know for this to become your go-to guide to the dinosaur kingdom – each entry includes a fact file, scale diagram, Latin names and pronunciations. Best of all, each page is filled with colourful, eye-popping illustrations of the dinosaurs, based on the most modern research.

Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of any budding dinosaur-expert.

Item No. 88447426
$7.98
Dog Reads A Book Puzzle
Kalman, Maira

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, 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
Etch Art: Secret Sea-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. 39250208
$6.98
Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique-RM
Jane O'Connor

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $6.98!

From the dazzling bestselling duo Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser comes a story for fashionistas everywhere. It’s a grand opening!

Welcome to Fancy Nancy's Fabulous Fashion Boutique! Here you can find the fanciest almost-new outfits, accessories, jewelry, and lots more. There's even a necklace with real rhinestones for sale. Ooh la la!

The fashion boutique is a huge success, but it's also Nancy's little sister's birthday. And when it starts to rain, her birthday party might be ruined. Nancy knows she has to come up with an idea—a brilliant one—and fast.

In this très chic story, Nancy shows once again that sometimes all you need is a little improvising to turn a fiasco into something fancy.

Item No. 77914728
$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
Freedom Over Me-RM
Ashley Bryan

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, Ashley Bryan offers a moving and powerful picture book that contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Imagine being looked up and down and being valued as less than chair. Less than an ox. Less than a dress. Maybe about the same as…a lantern.

You, an object. An object to sell.

In his gentle yet deeply powerful way, Ashley Bryan goes to the heart of how a slave is given a monetary value by the slave owner, tempering this with the one thing that CAN’T be bought or sold—dreams. Inspired by the actual will of a plantation owner that lists the worth of each and every one of his “workers”, Bryan has created collages around that document, and others like it. Through fierce paintings and expansive poetry he imagines and interprets each person’s life on the plantation, as well as the life their owner knew nothing about—their dreams and pride in knowing that they were worth far more than an Overseer or Madam ever would guess. Visually epic, and never before done, this stunning picture book is unlike anything you’ve seen.

Item No. 30610099
$7.98
Hands Up-RM
Breanna McDaniel

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

This triumphant picture book recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl's everyday life--hands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high five--before culminating in a moment of resistance at a protest march.

A young black girl lifts her baby hands up to greet the sun, reaches her hands up for a book on a high shelf, and raises her hands up in praise at a church service. She stretches her hands up high like a plane's wings and whizzes down a hill so fast on her bike with her hands way up. As she grows, she lives through everyday moments of joy, love, and sadness. And when she gets a little older, she joins together with her family and her community in a protest march, where they lift their hands up together in resistance and strength.

Item No. 5576291
$8.98
Harold's Imagination Treasury-RM
Crockett Johnson

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
High Five-RM
Adam Rubin

Sale! Was $19.99, now only $8.98!

A #1 New York Times bestseller from the creators of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos comes a rollicking, rhyme-tastic, interactive high five competition--starring YOU!

Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, readers are guided through a series of interactive challenges, each goofier than the next.

Acclaimed creative duo Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri have dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.

Item No. 98554506
$8.98
Hippopposites-RM
Janik Coat

Was $15.95, now only $7.98!

Behold: an opposites book like no other. Simple pairings of words, both expected (small/large) and unexpected (clear/blurry), are humorously illustrated with a graphic and lovable red hippopotamus. Bold colors and surprising die-cuts and textures spice up this elegantly engaging board book.

Item No. 46856877
$7.98
Home for a Bunny

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $4.98!

Follow Margaret Wise Brown's furry, lovable bunny on his springtime journey to find a home in this Little Golden Book classic!

Generations of children have followed this adorable bunny in this classic story from the author of Goodnight Moon. A family favorite since 1956, Margaret Wise Brown's simple yet playful tale is brought to life by Garth Williams's exquisite artwork.

Item No. 54224431
$4.98