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28 Days-RM
Charles R. Smith Jr.

Sale! Was $18.99, now only $8.98!

Each day features a different influential figure in African-American history, from Crispus Attucks, the first man shot in the Boston Massacre, sparking the Revolutionary War, to Madame C. J. Walker, who after years of adversity became the wealthiest black woman in the country, as well as one of the wealthiest black Americans, to Barack Obama, the country's first African-American president. With powerful illustrations by Shane Evans, this is a completely unique look at the importance and influence of African Americans on the history of this country.

Item No. 21217752
$8.98
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
Mother for Choco-RM

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
Ada Twist's Big Project Book-RM
Andrea Beaty

Was $14.99, now only $7.98!

Featuring art from the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Ada Twist, Scientist, this activity book contains kid-friendly projects of all kinds and is the perfect gift for curious young readers! Along the way, Ada will help her fellow scientists solve mysteries big and small and show how the powerful impact of scientific research is felt all around us.
 
Do you ask questions? Is why your favorite word? Do you like to search for answers and conduct experiments? Then you’re a scientist, just like Ada Twist, and this book is for you!
 
Young scientists will have the opportunity to explore all of Ada’s favorite sciences—from botany to astronomy to chemistry, and everything in between. They’ll do experiments, follow the scientific method, and learn to look more closely at the world around them.
 
Learn how to:
* Build an aquascope
* Grow plants in your own garden
* Watch decomposition at work
* Track the phases of the moon
* Design a vehicle powered by renewable energy
And much more!

Item No. 79370645
$7.98
Apple-RM
Nikki McClure

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $4.98!

The life cycle of an apple, illustrated by acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure
 
This board book, featuring Nikki McClure’s signature papercuts, follows the journey of a bright red apple—the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations—as it travels from tree to harvest to snack to compost and, finally, to sprout. In the opening spread, a ripe, red apple falls from a tree, and a man gathers it to take home. His daughter takes the apple to school for lunch, but mistakenly drops it after taking a bite. Left on the ground, we see the apple buried as the seasons change and children come and go on the playground above. On the final spread, the buried apple has produced an apple tree sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple’s life

Item No. 42605281
$4.98
Bake a Rainbow Cake-RM
Amirah Kassem

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $7.98!

Pour it! Mix it! Bake it! Frost it! Make a wish!
 
With wheels to spin, flaps to open, and tabs to pull, this board book is perfect for little bakers!
In this interactive board book, create Flour Shop’s incredible rainbow explosion cake that, when cut, spills out a stream of sparkly sprinkles. Turn a wheel to mix the batter, lift a flap to open the oven, and pull a tab to frost the cake and then release the glittery contents!

Item No. 66965411
$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
Color Zoo

Sale! Was $17.99, now $8.98!

This acclaimed Caldecott Honor Book is a visually exciting introduction to colors, shapes, and animals for preschoolers.

Shapes and colors in your zoo, lots of things that you can do. Heads and ears, beaks and snouts, that's what animals are all about. I know animals and you do too; make some new ones for your zoo.

Item No. 65541714
$8.98
Danza-RM
Duncan Tonatiuh

Sale! Was $18.99, now only $7.98!

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México.
 
As a child, Amalia Hernández saw a pair of dancers in the town square. The way they stomped and swayed to the rhythm of the beat inspired her. She knew one day she would become a dancer.
 
Amalia studied ballet and modern dance under the direction of skilled teachers who had performed in world-renowned dance companies. But she never forgot the folk dance she had seen years earlier. She began traveling through the Mexican countryside, witnessing the dances of many regions, and she used her knowledge of ballet and modern dance to adapt the traditional dances to the stage. She founded her own dance company, a group that became known as el Ballet Folklórico de México.
 
Using his signature illustration style, inspired by the ancient art of the Mixtecs, award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández and the formation of the Folkloric Ballet, one of the most famous and successful dance companies in the world.
 

Item No. 61304656
$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
Double Bass Blues-RM
Andrea J. Loney

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

A Caldecott Honor Book! A joyous celebration of family, community, and the unifying power of music, perfect for fans of Last Stop on Market Street.

Nic is an aspiring musician whose life spans two different worlds--his suburban school where he wows his friends in orchestra, and the busy city streets of his home where he's jostled by the crowd. Nic makes his way home from a busy day at school with a double bass on his back, the symphony of his surroundings in his heart, and a sweet surprise for the reader at the end of his journey. This is a sweet, melodious picture book about how dedication, music, and family can overcome any obstacle.

Item No. 65319060
$7.98
Elephants on Tour-RM
Join the Elephants on an exciting round-the-world adventure!

From the skyscrapers of New York and Tokyo to the jungles of Peru and Madagascar, the Elephants are off to see some of the most amazing places in the world--stopping off to discover famous buildings, food, transport and activities in each destination.

Follow them on their journey and get spotting! Each scene is packed with hundreds of things to find and discover--spot each of the Elephants, their lost possessions, and the sights and friends they see along the way. There are 17 incredibly detailed scenes including London, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul, Rome, and many more.

This beautiful book of brand new amazing and immersive illustrations has been created by talented French artist Guillaume Cornet.

Item No. 9781786272225
$9.98
Enchanted Castles Coloring Book-RM

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $7.98!

A world of enchanted castles to color - including hidden objects to find!

Enter a majestic world of awe-inspiring fortresses and timeless wonders. Fabiana Attanasio's Mythographic Color and Discover: Enchanted Castles is a unique blend of creativity, beauty, and illusion. Through elaborate illustrations that morph, bend, and come alive with every crafted detail, you’ll enjoy getting lost in a mesmerizing realm of color and wonder.

Color this collection of more than 40 stunning, hand-drawn illustrations, and discover the hidden objects that add intriguing detail to each one. Make your way through a dream world of architecture, lush scenes, and thrilling imagination.

· Open the door to a secret world of more than 40 incredible illustrations
· Discover the secret objects hidden within every illustration
· Color a captivating array of whimsical illusions and magical scenes

Item No. 8331176
$7.98
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
Fire Engine No 9 BD-RM
Mike Austin

Sale! Was $8.99, now only $4.98!


This high-action (yet toddler-friendly) beat-by-beat look at an emergency response is now available as a board book!
 
Told almost entirely in sound words, this day-in-the-life look at a fire engine crew will appeal to the youngest vehicle enthusiasts and to parents with a penchant for exuberant read-aloud sessions. With art reminiscent of that in Donald Crews’s transportation books, Mike Austin evokes the excitement of a 911 call as we follow firefighters down the fire pole, through town, and up the ladder truck.

Item No. 81929378
$4.98
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
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
High Five-RM

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

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
Holey Moley-RM
Lois Ehlert

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Get to know Mole, the underground protector of the garden, in this fact-filled natural history adventure with vibrant collage artwork from the Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

Some might think that Mole is a garden pest, but the truth is, he is a pest-preventer! Mole keeps worms and caterpillars and other crawly bugs from munching up all the growing veggie plants. And so at harvest time, there is a bounty of yummy goodies for the gardeners to enjoy—and Mole is chubby from all the eating he has done and ready to get cozy in his burrow for winter.

Complete with a beautiful glossary identifying all of the different worms, caterpillars, moths, and butterflies included in the illustrations, this colorful gem from Caldecott Honoree Lois Ehlert is sure to delight nature lovers of all ages.

Item No. 87657691
$8.98
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
Imagine-RM
Raul Colon

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $6.98!

Six starred reviews for New York Times bestselling artist Raúl Colón’s wordless picture book about a visit to the museum and the power of art and imagination, which “hums with and jubilation” (The Horn Book, starred review).

After passing a city museum many times, a boy finally decides to go in. He passes wall after wall of artwork until he sees a painting that makes him stop and ponder. Before long the painting comes to life and an afternoon of adventure and discovery unfolds, changing how he sees the world ever after.

Item No. 41920945
$6.98