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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
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
Honey

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $3.98!

Bear is ravenous when he wakes up from his winter sleep and has one thing on his mind: honey! Alas, it is too soon for honey, so Bear tries hard to be patient. The world around him is waking up, too, and he soon remembers all the other things he loves, like warm grass, berries, and rain. He's almost content, until, one day, he hears a welcome buzzing sound . . . and finally it is time for Bear to delight in the thing he relishes above all others--and it is as warm, golden, sweet, and good as he remembered.

Item No. 57667337
$3.98
How to Be a Cat-RM

Sale! Was $16.95, now only $6.98!

In this tender board book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers “how to be a cat”—how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast—while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten’s attempts to imitate an adult cat’s mastery of each skill. At times, the kitten triumphantly succeeds, and at other times the kitten struggles, in vignettes that range from whimsical to profound. A celebration of all things feline, How to Be a Cat also tells a universal story of mastering life skills, and of the loving relationship between parent and child.

Item No. 82438425
$6.98
How to Be an Explorer of the World-RM
Keri Smith

Sale! Was $16.00, now only $6.98!

From the internationally bestselling creator of Wreck This Journal, an interactive guide for exploring and documenting the art and science of everyday life.

Artists and scientists analyze the world around them in surprisingly similar ways, by observing, collecting, documenting, analyzing, and comparing. In this captivating guided journal, readers are encouraged to explore their world as both artists and scientists.

The mission Smith proposes? To document and observe the world around you as if you’ve never seen it before. Take notes. Collect things you find on your travels. Document findings. Notice patterns. Copy. Trace. Focus on one thing at a time. Record what you are drawn to.

Through this series of beautifully hand-illustrated interactive prompts, readers will enjoy exploring and discovering the world in ways they never even imagined.

Item No. 96665167
$6.98
How to Draw Inky Wonderlands-RM

Sale! Was $16.95, now only $7.98!

A welcoming drawing guide for creating beautiful worlds and wondrous wildlife from bestselling artist Johanna Basford

Through her bestselling coloring books and distinctive illustrations, Johanna Basford’s beautiful forests, ocean depths, and hidden magical kingdoms have enchanted millions of people around the world. In this lovely and accessible guide, she shares the fun, simple, no-skills-needed secrets to creating your own wondrous realms through fanciful, expressive line drawing.

With step-by-step exercises, inspiring prompts, and still plenty of pages to color, you’ll be free to let your creativity run wild. How to Draw Inky Wonderlands invites you to develop your personal drawing style and master creating marvelous creatures and landscapes using only the pen or pencil in your hand and the wildest reaches of your imagination.

Item No. 88856605
$7.98
I Dissent-RM

Sale! Was $18.99, now only $8.98!

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

Item No. 89936306
$8.98
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
It's Only Stanley-RM
Jon Agee

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $6.98!

Fans of Jon Klassen and Oliver Jeffers will love this mischievously funny read-aloud from award-winning author/illustrator Jon Agee

Mysterious noises keep waking up the Wimbledon family. "That's very odd," says Mr. Wimbledon each time, but when he returns from checking on the sounds, he's always reassuring: "It's only Stanley; he's fixing the oil tank." "It's only Stanley; he's clearing the bathtub drain."

But what Stanley the dog is actually doing while his oblivious family goes back to bed is deliciously absurd: he's turning the house into a rocket ship to zoom himself and his family to another planet for an alien encounter. This is a perfect rhyming read-aloud for fans of irreverent tales like Click Clack Moo and I Want My Hat Back.

Item No. 38781184
$6.98
La Madre Goose Nursery Rhymes for Ninos
Elya, Susan Middleton

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $8.98!

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
Little Owl's Night Oversized Board Book

Sale! Was $13.99, now only $5.98

It's evening in the forest and Little Owl wakes up from his day-long sleep to watch his friends enjoying the night. Hedgehog sniffs for mushrooms, Skunk nibbles at berries, Frog croaks, and Cricket sings. A full moon rises and Little Owl can't understand why anyone would want to miss it. Could the daytime be nearly as wonderful? Mama Owl begins to describe it to him, but as the sun comes up, Little Owl falls fast asleep.

Putting a twist on the bedtime book, Little Owl's Night is sure to comfort any child with a curiosity about the night.

Item No. 6044087
$5.98
Little Penguins

Sale! Was $17.99, now $7.98!

Newbery Medal–winning author Cynthia Rylant and Caldecott Honor-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson pair up to tell this wintry story about five little penguins enjoying a snowy day.
 
Snowflakes? Many snowflakes. Winter is coming. So begins this ever-so-simple story. As the snow starts to fall, the excited penguins pull out scarves, mittens, heavy socks, and boots, and Mama helps them bundle up. But when it’s time to go out, one timid penguin decides to stay home. Filled with waddling baby penguins, playful text, and delightful illustrations, this book feels like a young picture-book classic in the making.

Item No. 98157405
$7.98
Mermaids and Narwhals Stickers-RM

Sale! Was $9.99, now only $4.98!

This mermaids-and-narwhals-themed activity book is packed with things to do: coloring and doodling activities; card press-outs to create; and a sheet of puffy stickers for extra fun!

With over 100 puffy stickers for children to use in the book or anywhere else, this book will delight children for hours.

Item No. 84368043
$4.98
Mouse Loves Spring-RM
Lauren Thompson

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $5.98!

On a warm, windy day Mouse discovers splashing frogs and fluttering birds in this beautiful Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book about spring!

One bright, sunny day Mouse and Momma head outside to play. The wind blows in something feathery and plump—a bird; and something wiggly and pink—a worm; and something green, that hops and leaps—a frog. But before it’s time to go back inside, Mouse finds something that’s soft and new with petals…the prettiest flower he’s ever seen! Could it mean spring is finally here?

Young readers are sure to enjoy Lauren Thompson’s simple, energetic text and Buket Erdogan’s sweet, playful illustrations as they learn to recognize words and begin to read on their very own!

Item No. 32922580
$5.98
Mouse's First Halloween-RM
Lauren Thompson

Sale! Was $15.99, now only $5.98!

One spooky night in the fall, Mouse creeps out and hears bats flying - Flit! Flit! Flit! - and apples dropping - Plop! Plop! Plop! - and children singing "TRICK OR TREAT!" What could it be? Ages 3-5

Item No. 71571034
$5.98
My Baby Loves Halloween-RM

Sale! Was $7.99, now only $3.98!

The perfect Halloween gift for your baby or toddler! 

With My Baby Loves Halloween, celebrate all the lovely things that Baby discovers about Halloween:

Baby loves the crisp autumn air. 

Baby loves candles in pumpkins that grin. 

Baby loves candy...

Celebrate all the sweet things that Baby discovers about Halloween. 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. 63264991
$3.98
My First Chanukah

Sale! Was $6.99, now $3.98!

In My First Chanukah, Tomie dePaola?s gentle text and understated artwork provide insight and background into the holiday for young readers. Eye-catching foil lights up the cover!

Item No. 49128825
$3.98
My FIrst Easter-RM
Tomie dePaola

Sale! Was $5.99, now only $4.98!

The importance of family and sharing are beautifully shown in this board book all about Easter celebrations. Tomie dePaola’s bright illustrations and easy-to-follow text explain the traditions associated with this special holiday.

Item No. 35752874
$4.98
Oak Leaf-RM
John Sandford

Sale! Was $16.95, now only $7.98!

An artistic picture book about an autumn leaf’s journey that beautifully evokes the season
 
A lone autumn leaf falls and flies away on a breeze. It travels up and over the world and down again—where it finally lands on the page of a little girl’s open book and becomes a keepsake.
 

Item No. 54385489
$7.98
Old Bear-RM
Kevin Henkes

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $8.98!

Snug and warm, curled and furry, Old Bear sleeps.

Red, orange, and brown leaves fly through the air, and it is snowing hard. Old Bear doesn't notice.

Old Bear is dreaming about being a cub again. He is dreaming about the beauty of the world. He is dreaming of everything he loves about the forest that is his home.

Turn the page and you will see!

Item No. 56361652
$8.98
Our House is on Fire-RM

Sale! Was $17.99, now only $5.98!

Learn the story of TIME PERSON OF THE YEAR Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movent and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change—from acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter.

I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic…I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is.

When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg’s teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing—the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren’t doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself.

So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read “School Strike for Climate.” At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students joined her, until her lone protest had sparked a worldwide student movement for action on climate change.

Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders at important meetings like the United Nations Climate Conference and the World Economic Forum. She is leading the conversation on climate change and sparking worldwide conversation on how to save our planet. Greta is showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference, and this picture book informs and inspires young readers who are beginning to learn about the world around them.

Item No. 51700953
$5.98
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins

Sale! Was $9.99, now only $4.98!

New York Times Bestseller!

Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is in a sturdy paper-over-board format and filled with vibrant, engaging illustrations for even the youngest of Pete fans.

Young Halloween fans will enjoy chanting along with Pete:

Five little pumpkins

Sitting on a gate. The first one said,

"Oh my, it’s getting late."

Item No. 31578692
$4.98
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald-RM

Sale! Was $12.99, now only $5.98!

Join Pete the Cat as he learns the sounds of all the different farm animals - chickens, pigs, and even frogs. Everyone's favorite groovy cat is groovier than ever in this way-cool adaptation of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"!

Item No. 72540540
$5.98
Room on the Broom

Sale! Was $6.99, now $3.98!

The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.

Item No. 65020309
$3.98
Rooster's Off BR-RM
Eric Carle

Sale! Was $16.99, now only $6.98!

Count along with Rooster in this Ready-to-Read edition of a favorite story from Eric Carle.

One fine morning, a rooster sets off to see the world. Soon he's joined by two cats, then three frogs, then four turtles, then five fish. But one group by one, his new friends decide to head home, leaving the rooster alone again - and ready to return to his own comfortable home as well.

With his colorful collage illustrations and text that introduces simple addition and subtraction, Eric Carle has created a beloved tale that's been adapted into a Level 1 Ready-to-Read, making it ideal for sharing aloud with emerging readers.

Item No. ECS17
$6.98