View your shopping cart.

Banner

YA Book Club POSTPONED! Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel this Saturday's YA book club meeting. We will reschedule and post it here and on our social media as soon as we can. 

Kids Hardcover Picture Books

1 BIG HEART

1 BIG HEART

$17.99
More Info

A culture-rich picture book that proudly showcases the beauty of diversity while also celebrating all the wonderful things we have in common.

From skin, hair, and eyes in a multitude of colors to different personalities and interests, God gave us all special traits and characteristics that make us uniquely ourselves. And we all have things in common too: like sharing fun and laughter on the playground, a sense of curiosity, big feelings, and so many other things that show how we are all more alike than we are different.

Ready to celebrate all our likes and differences? So are we! And this diverse picture book--drenched in color and full of laughter and fun--will show you how.

One Big Heart is:

  • Written by Emmy-winning ABC News correspondent and The World Is Awake author Linsey Davis
  • A multiethnic, multicultural, multiracial children's picture book that recognizes our unique differences while celebrating how alike we are as well
  • An inspiring story of inclusion and connection
  • Written from a Christian worldview
  • The perfect read-aloud for kids ages 4-8
  • ABCs of Black History

    ABCs of Black History

    $14.95
    More Info
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    B is for Beautiful, Brave, and Bright! And for a Book that takes a Bold journey through the alphabet of Black history and culture.

    Letter by letter, The ABCs of Black History celebrates a story that spans continents and centuries, triumph and heartbreak, creativity and joy.

    It's a story of big ideas--P is for Power, S is for Science and Soul. Of significant moments--G is for Great Migration. Of iconic figures--H is for Zora Neale Hurston, X is for Malcom X. It's an ABC book like no other, and a story of hope and love.

    In addition to rhyming text, the book includes back matter with information on the events, places, and people mentioned in the poem, from Mae Jemison to W. E. B. Du Bois, Fannie Lou Hamer to Sam Cooke, and the Little Rock Nine to DJ Kool Herc.

    ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP

    ABNER & IAN GET RIGHT-SIDE UP

    $18.99
    More Info
    Abner and Ian are stuck sideways in this clever picture book created by a bestselling, acclaimed author and cartoonist--and perfect for fans of Elephant & Piggie and Press Here.

    Abner and Ian are stuck sideways on the pages of their debut picture book. They can't start the story like this! Ian is trying to be brave, despite his dizziness and fear of heights. But don't worry, because Abner has a plan: Readers will shake and turn the book until they get right side up! Sounds easy, right? Think again, because the real solution may be the opposite of what you'd expect.

    With the odd couple wit of Elephant & Piggie, the interactive appeal of Press Here, and a timeless charm all their own, Abner & Ian offer readers of all ages eighty pages of fast-paced fun with a surprising and rewarding twist.

    ADA TWIST SCIENTIST

    ADA TWIST SCIENTIST

    $18.99
    More Info
    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
    A USA Today Bestseller

    Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power perseverance, and the importance of asking "Why?"


    Don't miss Ada's further adventures--with her friends Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere--in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, the first all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!

    Ada Twist's head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie--stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer--Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don't go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious.

    Collect them all! Add these other STEM favorites from #1 New York Times bestselling team Andrea Beaty and David Roberts to your family library today!

    Rosie Revere, Engineer
    Iggy Peck, Architect
    Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
    Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
    Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists
    Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
    Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers
    Questioneers Family Calendar
    ADV OF BEEKLE THE UNIMAGINARY

    ADVENTURES OF BEEKLE THE UNIMAGINARY

    $18.99
    More Info
    Dan Santat's Caldecott Medal-winning The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend is a humorous and thoughtful celebration of friends.

    This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and--at long last--is given his special name: Beekle.

    The #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Dan Santat--creator of After the Fall and Are We There Yet?--combines classic storytelling with breathtaking art in an unforgettable tale about friendship, imagination, and the courage to find one's place in the world.

    AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUM

    AFTER THE FALL (HOW HUMPTY DUM

    $17.99
    More Info

    From the New York Times-bestselling creator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend comes the inspiring epilogue to the beloved classic nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty.

    Everyone knows that when Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. But what happened after?

    Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's poignant tale follows Humpty Dumpty, an avid bird watcher whose favorite place to be is high up on the city wall--that is, until after his famous fall. Now terrified of heights, Humpty can longer do many of the things he loves most.

    Will he summon the courage to face his fear?

    After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) is a masterful picture book that will remind readers of all ages that Life begins when you get back up.

    2018 NCTE Charlotte Huck Award Winner
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017
    A New York Times Notable Children's Book of 2017
    A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Kids
    A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017
    A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017
    An NPR Best Book of 2017

    AIRPORT BK

    AIRPORT BK

    $18.99
    More Info

    Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

    In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.

    But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.

    ALL ARE WELCOME

    ALL ARE WELCOME

    $17.99
    More Info
    Join the call for a better world with this New York Times bestselling picture book about a school where diversity and inclusion are celebrated. Perfect for back to school--no matter what that looks like!

    Discover a school where--no matter what--young children have a place, have a space, and are loved and appreciated.

    Follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. A school where students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other's traditions. A school that shows the world as we will make it to be.

    Penfold and Kaufman have outdone themselves in delivering a vital message in today's political climate. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    A lively, timely picture book. --Booklist

    A great read-aloud selection to start the year and revisit time and again. --School Library Journal

    "This is a must-read for pre-school and elementary classrooms everywhere. An important book that celebrates diversity and inclusion in a beautiful, age-appropriate way." - Trudy Ludwig, author of The Invisible Boy

    ALL DIFFERENT NOW: JUNETEENTH,

    ALL DIFFERENT NOW: JUNETEENTH,

    $17.99
    More Info
    Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.

    Through the eyes of one little girl, All Different Now tells the story of the first Juneteenth, the day freedom finally came to the last of the slaves in the South. Since then, the observance of June 19 as African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. This stunning picture book includes notes from the author and illustrator, a timeline of important dates, and a glossary of relevant terms.

    Told in Angela Johnson's signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis's striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation's history.

    ALMA & HOW SHE GOT HER NAME

    ALMA & HOW SHE GOT HER NAME

    $17.99
    More Info
    A 2019 Caldecott Honor Book

    What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be.

    If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names.

    ALMOST TIME

    ALMOST TIME

    $17.99
    More Info
    A tender father-and-son story about the passage of time, the change of seasons, and the excitement of reaching a goal.

    Eager for maple syrup, Ethan can't wait till sugaring time rolls around. And he can't wait till his loose tooth falls out. But his father keeps telling him it's not time yet, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't make time pass more quickly. The closeness of father and son is evident throughout as they wait and then celebrate the end of waiting. The brief, lyrical text is illuminated by G. Brian Karas's beautifully composed, evocative illustrations.

    AMELIA BEDELIA ANNIV/E 50/E

    AMELIA BEDELIA ANNIV/E 50/E

    $14.99
    More Info

    Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia! Ever since Amelia Bedelia made her debut in 1963, young readers have been laughing out loud at the antics of this literal-minded but charming housekeeper.

    This special fiftieth anniversary edition of the very first book restores the original text, page design, jacket, and palette of the original volume. What else is the same? Well, the dressed chicken, dusted furniture, and that delicious lemon meringue pie, among other things. An additional eight pages of behind-the-scenes sketches, photographs, and information about the beginnings of this iconic character, the author, the artist, and Amelia Bedelia's exploits throughout the years is included.

    This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success.

    No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language--and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong.--The New York Times Book Review

    Supports the Common Core State Standards

    AMY WU & THE PERFECT BAO

    AMY WU & THE PERFECT BAO

    $17.99
    More Info
    A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

    Meet the funny, fierce, and fearless Amy Wu, who is determined to make a perfect bao bun today. Can she rise to the occasion?

    Amy loves to make bao with her family. But it takes skill to make the bao taste and look delicious. And her bao keep coming out all wrong.

    Then she has an idea that may give her a second chance...Will Amy ever make the perfect bao?

    And the People Stayed Home

    And the People Stayed Home

    $18.99
    More Info
    "Kitty O'Meara...offers us wisdom that can help during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. She is challenging us to grow."--Deepak Chopra, MD, author, Metahuman

    "Kitty O'Meara is the poet laureate of the pandemic"--O, The Oprah Magazine

    "An eloquent, heartwarming reflection that will resonate with generations to come... encouragement for a brighter tomorrow."--Kate Winslet

    "And the People Stayed Home is an uplifting perspective on the resilience of the human spirit and the healing potential we have to change our world for the better." --Shelf Awareness

    "Images of nature healing show the author's vision of hope for the future...The accessible prose and beautiful images make this a natural selection for young readers, but older ones may appreciate the work's deeper meaning."-- Kirkus Reviews

    "This is a perfectly illustrated version of a poem that continues to be relevant."--School Library Journal

    "A stunning and peaceful offering of introspection and hope."--The Children's Book Review

    Ten Best Children's Books of 2020: "A calming, optimistic read, and a salve for children trying their best to navigate this time." --Smithsonian Magazine

    "It captured the kind of optimism people need right now."--Esquire (UK)

    "A communal beacon of hope." --Washington Post

    "Thank you, Kitty O'Meara...for pointing out that at this very moment, this very day, we can seize the opportunity to restore wholeness to our world."--Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Good Good Pig and The Soul of an Octopus

    "A poem by American writer Kitty O'Meara has deservedly gone viral."--Edinburgh Evening News

    And the People Stayed Home is a beautifully produced picture book featuring Kitty O'Meara's popular, globally viral prose poem about the coronavirus pandemic, which has a hopeful and timeless message.

    Kitty O'Meara, author of And the People Stayed Home, has been called the "poet laureate of the pandemic." This illustrated children's book (ages 4-8) will also appeal to readers of all ages.

    O'Meara's thoughtful poem about the pandemic, quarantine, and the future suggests there is meaning to be found in our shared experience of the coronavirus and conveys an optimistic message about the possibility of profound healing for people and the planet. Her words encourage us to look within, listen deeply, and connect with ourselves and the earth in order to heal.

    O'Meara, a former teacher and chaplain and a spiritual director, clearly captures important aspects of the pandemic experience. Her words, written in March 2020 and shared on Facebook, immediately resonated nationally and internationally and were widely circulated on social media, covered in mainstream news media, and inspired an outpouring of creativity from musicians, dancers, artists, filmmakers, and more. The many highlights include an original composition by John Corigliano that was premiered by Renée Fleming.

    ANGELINA BALLERINA

    ANGELINA BALLERINA

    $17.99
    More Info
    In an encore performance, Angelina Ballerina returns in this refreshed picture book from acclaimed author Katharine Holabird and celebrated artist Helen Craig!

    Angelina is a pretty little mouse who wants nothing more than to be a ballerina. She dances all the time--at home, at school, even in her dreams! In fact, she's so busy dancing that she forgets all about the other things she's supposed to do, like cleaning her room and joining her family for breakfast!

    Her parents don't know what to do--especially after her arabesques in the kitchen knock over the milk! Then one day they come up with an idea that will change Angelina's life forever...

    With Katharine Holabird's lively writing and Helen Craig's charming illustrations, the original story, now refreshed and re-released, will continue keeping a whole new generation of young ballerinas leaping with delight.

    Animals Brag about Their Bottoms

    Animals Brag about Their Bottoms

    $16.95
    More Info

    As Seen In People Magazine

    A timely and funny story about ... ANIMALS WHO LOVE THEIR BUTTS!

    Perfect for readers of Everyone Poops and Tails

    A bunny loves her cute bottom. A tiger and a zebra love their striped bottoms.

    A giraffe admires her patterned bottom. A panda adores his black-and-white bottom.

    A hippo is proud of his round and so-o-o big bottom. And an elephant's bottom is even bigger!

    All bottoms are wonderful! Don't you agree?

    Boost your mood and laugh-out-loud while reading this whimsical picture book, which teaches kids and adults alike a valuable lesson: all butts are beautiful! Don't you agree?

    Praise for Animals Brag About Their Bottoms

    "Amazingly stylish ... with humorous charm and elegant illustrations."--The Toronto Star

    "Celebrates animal behinds in all their forms...there's not a trace of self-consciousness in this jaunty, no-nonsense exhibition of animal posteriors."--Publishers Weekly

    "Light, conversational, and funny; and the painterly patoots are lovely in their texture and shading.... By the end (ha!) we've learned a little about these remarkable creatures."--The Horn Book

    "In Saito's delicate renderings, each bottom is distinct and, yes, beautiful."--Kirkus Reviews

    ANOTHER

    ANOTHER

    $17.99
    More Info
    An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
    A New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019
    An NYPL Best Book of 2019
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2019
    A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of 2019
    A BookPage Best Picture Book of 2019
    A Horn Book Fanfare Selection of 2019

    In his eagerly anticipated debut as author-illustrator, Caldecott and Coretta Scott King honoree Christian Robinson brings young readers on a playful, imaginative journey into another world.

    What if you...
    encountered another perspective?
    Discovered another world?
    Met another you?

    What might you do?

    ASTRO GIRL

    ASTRO GIRL

    $16.99
    More Info
    The stars are the limit for a little girl who acts out her wish to be an astronaut -- inspired by a very special person.

    Astrid has loved the stars and space for as long as she can remember. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says to everyone who will listen. While her mama is away, Astrid and her papa have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission -- like being in zero gravity ("I can do that all day long!" she says), eating food from a kind of tube, and doing science experiments with the help of cookie sheets. When at last it's time to meet Mama at the air base, Astrid wears her favorite space T-shirt to greet her. But where exactly has Mama been? Channeling a sense of childlike delight, Ken Wilson-Max brings space travel up close for young readers and offers an inspiring ending.

    BABAR & FATHER XMAS

    BABAR & FATHER XMAS

    $18.99
    More Info
    Every child's favorite elephant, Barbar, returns in this unusual and heartwarming Christmas story.

    Babar's children have caught wind of a fellow in Man's country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. If only we could bring him here, they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them. When they get no reply, Babar, ever the good father, rushes out to find the red-suited one. After much searching, and with the help of a dog named Duck, Babar reaches Father Christmas's workshop in the snow. Can Babar find a way to bring him to Elephants' country?

    BABAR THE KING

    BABAR THE KING

    $18.99
    More Info
    Illus. in full color by the author. Babar establishes Celesteville, the
    beautiful and happy city over which he and his queen reign.
    BACKYARD FAIRIES

    BACKYARD FAIRIES

    $17.99
    More Info
    Fairies are real, and they're all around us! Award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl offers a fanciful and beautifully illustrated peek into the hidden world of fairies, sprites, and other magical creatures.

    A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind... In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it's hidden in plain sight.
    Phoebe Wahl takes us deep into the world of fairies, and her vibrant, multi-textured woodland scenes are every bit as enchanting as the creatures therein. A gorgeously illustrated paean to imagination and the natural world.

    Delightful . . . This gently magical outing will appeal not only to longtime lovers of European folklore, but also to fans of the popular fairy door phenomenon.--Kirkus Reviews

    BAD SEED

    BAD SEED

    $17.99
    More Info

    A New York Times bestseller!

    Amazon Prime's Most Read Title of 2019!

    An Amazon Best Children's Book of the Month from the New York Times bestselling author of the Goodnight Already! series

    This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know?

    He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He's been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides that he wants to be--happy?

    With Jory John's charming and endearing text and bold expressive illustrations by Pete Oswald, here is The Bad Seed: a funny yet touching tale that reminds us of the remarkably transformative power of will, acceptance, and just being you. Perfect for readers young and old, The Bad Seed proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us.

    BE STILL, LIFE

    BE STILL, LIFE

    $17.95
    More Info
    A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of 2018

    "The rambunctiously designed illustrations of bugs, plants, fruit, snails, and other aspects of the natural world are done in simple, warm, unshaded colors and black crayonlike outlines that echo and support the narrative's ingenuousness, as does the hand-lettered text. It doesn't take itself too seriously--some segments are endearingly silly, especially the asides of some of the critters voicing their opinions. What sets this book apart from so many others with the same theme of the nourishment derived from connecting with life is its infectious joy, delivered simply and sincerely."--STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus Reviews

    Starting from the premise that everything is alive--a feeling that is deep and immediate for many children--Be Still, Life draws the reader into a still place where everything is moving. Thought-provoking in its depiction of the relationship between stillness and motion, this is certain to engage children, slowing them down through sheer fascination and delight.

    Ohara Hale is a multi-disciplinary artist. Born in Hollywood, California, she now lives in Montreal, Quebec. She works as a fine artist, illustrator, musician/singer, director, animator, voiceover actor, graphic designer, and art director. Hale shares her studio with her dog, Banana. Hale loves all creatures, including spiders and snakes!

    BEAR AND WOLF

    BEAR AND WOLF

    $17.95
    More Info
    A New York Times Editors' Choice A Capitol Choices Book of 2019 A Brain Pickings Best Children's Book of 2018 Winter 2017 - 2018 Kids Indie Next Pick! A Fatherly Best Children's Book of 2018 Selected for exhibition in the 2018 Society of Illustrators Original Art show

    "Just found the book we'll gift to every child we know!"--PBS
    "Stunning, serene and philosophical"--Maria Russo, The New York Times

    "Hushed and lovely, this is a picture book to calm and inspire."--Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal

    Bear and Wolf become unlikely companions one winter's evening when they discover each other out walking in the falling snow; they are young and curious, slipping easily into friendship as they amble along together, seeing new details in the snowy forest.

    Together they spy an owl overhead, look deep into the frozen face of the lake, and contemplate the fish sleeping below the surface. Then it's time to say goodbye: for Bear to go home and hibernate with the family and for Wolf to run with the pack. Daniel Salmieri's debut as author/illustrator is a beautifully rendered story of friendship and the subtle rhythm of life when we are open to the world and to each other.

    BECAUSE

    BECAUSE

    $17.99
    More Info
    Mo Willems, a number one New York Times best-selling author and illustrator, composes a powerful symphony of chance, discovery, persistence, and magic in this moving tale of a young girl's journey to center stage. Illustrator Amber Ren brings Willems' music to life, conducting a stunning picture-book debut.
    Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

    Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

    $17.99
    More Info

    Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
    Kirkus Best Book of the Year
    Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
    4 STARRED REVIEWS

    Nikki Grimes, Coretta Scott King Award winning author, and acclaimed illustrator Elizabeth Zunon's latest children's masterpiece creates an imagination-fueled and animal-filled journey to bedtime.

    "Has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book" -- The New York Times

    It's bedtime. But Mommy's little one is not sleepy.

    He growls like a bear, he questions like an owl, he tosses his mane like a lion. He hunts for water like a sly wolf, and hides like a snake.

    Mommy needs to wrangle her sweet creature in bed so that the whole family can sleep. From tigers to squirrels to snakes, the little boy dodges around his bedtime, until he is tired enough to finally sleep. His imaginative animal friends weave their way through the illustrations, eventually joining him in curling up for the night.

    For those seeking children's books about diversity, this loving depiction of everyday shenanigans is sure to become a bedtime favorite. Bedtime for Sweet Creatures is an African American children's book that celebrates imagination, playful moments, and the love between a Black mother and child.

    "The mother's loving understanding is demonstrated by how she works with her child's rich imagination, never slipping into admonishment. As such, children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."--Booklist, STARRED review

    BEEHIVE

    BEEHIVE

    $17.99
    More Info
    Acclaimed author Jorey Hurley shows us how bees make and store honey in this bold and graphic picture book that includes informative backmatter on the process.

    With just one word on each page and the vivid illustrations Joey Hurley is known for, Beehive showcases the cycle of bees making honey. Detailed backmatter further explains this fascinating natural process.

    BEFORE WE EAT: FROM FARM TO TA

    BEFORE WE EAT: FROM FARM TO TA

    $17.95
    More Info

    Before we eat, many people work very hard--planting grain, catching fish, tending farm animals, and filling crates of vegetables. With vibrant illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Mary Azarian, this book reminds us what must happen before food gets to our tables to nourish our bodies and spirits.

    This expanded edition of Before We Eat includes back-of-book features about school gardens and the national farm-to-school movement.

    Fountas & Pinnell Level L

    BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR

    BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR

    $17.99
    More Info
    A gorgeous picture book that tells a whimsical origin story of the phases of the moon, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin
    Pat, pat, pat...
    Little Star's soft feet tiptoed to the Big Mooncake.

    Little Star loves the delicious Mooncake that she bakes with her mama. But she's not supposed to eat any yet! What happens when she can't resist a nibble?

    In this stunning picture book that shines as bright as the stars in the sky, Newbery Honor author Grace Lin creates a heartwarming original story that explains phases of the moon.

    BIRDSONG

    BIRDSONG

    $17.95
    More Info

    BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, KIRKUS, HORN BOOK, QUILL & QUIRE, GLOBE AND MAIL

    WINNER OF THE TD CANADIAN CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AWARD

    FINALIST FOR THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD

    AN AMERICAN INDIAN YOUTH LITERATURE HONOR TITLE

    A BOSTON GLOBE--HORN BOOK HONOR BOOK

    When Katherena and her mother move to a small town, Katherena feels lonely and out of place. But when she meets an elderly woman artist who lives next door, named Agnes--her world starts to change.

    Katherena and Agnes share the same passions for arts and crafts, birds, and nature. But as the seasons change, can Katherna navigate the failing health of her new friend?

    Award-winning author and artist Julie Flett's textured images of birds, flowers, art, and landscapes bring vibrancy and warmth to this powerful story, which highlights the fulfillment of intergenerational relationships, shared passions, and spending time outdoors with the ones we love.

    Includes a glossary and pronunciation guide to Cree words that appear in the text.

    "Cree-Métis author/illustrator Julie Flett's smooth and lyrical words and gorgeous... images truly capture the warmth and solidarity of the female protagonists in this tender intergenerational friendship story."--The Horn Book

    "Cycling from spring to spring, [Julie Flett's] subtle, sensitive story delicately traces filaments of growth and loss through intergenerational friendship, art making, and changing moons and seasons." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

    BLUE HOUSE

    BLUE HOUSE

    $17.99
    More Info
    In the tradition of Virginia Lee Burton's The Little House comes a heartfelt story about a father and son learning to accept the new while honoring and celebrating the old.

    For as long as he can remember, Leo has lived in the blue house with his dad, but lately the neighborhood is changing. People are leaving, houses are being knocked down, and shiny new buildings are going up in their place. When Leo and his dad are forced to leave, they aren't happy about it. They howl and rage and dance out their feelings. When the time comes, they leave the blue house behind--there was never any choice, not really--but little by little, they find a way to keep its memory alive in their new home.

    BK W/NO PICT

    BOOK WITH NO PICTURES

    $17.99
    More Info
    A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian.

    You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . .

    BLORK. Or BLUURF.

    Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY.

    Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

    Boy with Big, Big Feelings

    Boy with Big, Big Feelings

    $17.99
    More Info

    Meet a boy with feelings so big that they glow from his cheeks, spill out of his eyes, and jump up and down on his chest. When a loud truck drives by, he cries. When he hears a joke, he bursts with joy. When his loved ones are having a hard day, he feels their emotions as if they were his own. The boy tries to cope by stuffing down his feelings, but with a little help and artistic inspiration, the boy realizes his feelings are something to be celebrated. Written by debut picture book author Britney Winn Lee and boldly illustrated by Jacob Souva, The Boy with Big, Big Feelings is relatable for any child, but especially for children experiencing anxiety and extreme emotions, or who have been diagnosed with autism or as a Highly Sensitive Person.

    BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON

    BROTHER SUN SISTER MOON

    $17.99
    More Info
    In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.
    BUNHEADS

    BUNHEADS

    $17.99
    More Info
    Instant New York Times bestselling series opener inspired by prima ballerina and author Misty Copeland's own early experiences in ballet.

    From prima ballerina and New York Times bestselling author Misty Copeland comes the story of a young Misty, who discovers her love of dance through the ballet Coppélia--a story about a toymaker who devises a villainous plan to bring a doll to life.

    Misty is so captivated by the tale and its heroine, Swanilda, she decides to audition for the role. But she's never danced ballet before; in fact, this is the very first day of her very first dance class!

    Though Misty is excited, she's also nervous. But as she learns from her fellow bunheads, she makes wonderful friends who encourage her to do her very best. Misty's nerves quickly fall away, and with a little teamwork, the bunheads put on a show to remember.

    Featuring the stunning artwork of newcomer Setor Fiadzigbey, Bunheads is an inspiring tale for anyone looking for the courage to try something new.

    BUTTER BATTLE BK

    BUTTER BATTLE BK

    $16.99
    More Info
    Illus. in full color. "Dr. Seuss chronicles the feud between the Yooks and
    the Zooks from slingshots through sophisticated weaponry, until each side has
    the capacity to destroy the world. The language amuses, the drawings are zesty
    and humorous, and the demand for this book will be large."-- "School Library
    Journal." "Provocative, packs an allegorical punch. The parade of
    increasingly elaborate (and ridiculous) armaments makes a telling
    point."-- "Booklist."
    BUTTON BK

    BUTTON BK

    $16.99
    More Info
    This silly and sweet picture book introduces young children to colors through humor and clever interactive elements. For fans of Hervé Tullet's Press Here.

    Here's a button. I wonder what happens when you press it?

    Follow a group of animal friends as they discover a collection of mysterious buttons, all of which do different things!

    From a blue singing button to a purple tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do: press them all! And thankfully, there's even a sleeping button to lull the animals to sleep after a busy day.

    A lively introduction to colors and shapes, The Button Book is the perfect interactive book for storytime (and bedtime!).

    CALVIN GETS THE LAST WORD

    CALVIN GETS THE LAST WORD

    $17.95
    More Info
    Calvin's dictionary is proud to be carried everywhere Calvin goes--the breakfast table, school, baseball practice, and home again--because Calvin is determined to find the perfect word to attach to his annoying older brother. The word isn't exactly revenge, mayhem, bewilderment, subterfuge, pulverize, or even retaliation, though all those words are so close and very tempting. When Calvin finally finds the right word for his rascally brother, his dictionary is surprised and delighted, and readers will enjoy celebrating the triumphant discovery of Calvin's perfect word along with his dictionary.
    CAMP TIGER

    CAMP TIGER

    $17.99
    More Info
    Six Starred Reviews!

    Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2019

    A 2019 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids

    Imagination meets reality in this poetic and tender ode to childhood, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner, John Rocco.

    Every year, a boy and his family go camping at Mountain Pond.

    Usually, they see things like an eagle fishing for his dinner, a salamander with red spots on its back, and chipmunks that come to steal food while the family sits by the campfire.

    But this year is different. This year, the boy is going into first grade, and his mother is encouraging him to do things on his own, just like his older brother. And the most different thing of all . . . this year, a tiger comes to the woods.

    With lyrical prose and dazzling art, Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Choi and Caldecott-honor winning artist John Rocco have created a moving and joyful ode to growing up.

    CAN I BE YOUR DOG

    CAN I BE YOUR DOG

    $16.99
    More Info
    The New York Times bestseller featured on THE TODAY SHOW!

    A heart-tugging dog adoption story told through letters--deeply sincere and almost desperate pleas for a forever home--from the dog, himself!

    This picture book shares the tale of Arfy, a homeless mutt who lives in a box in an alley. Arfy writes to every person on Butternut Street about what a great pet he'd make. His letters to prospective owners share that he's house broken! He has his own squeaky bone! He can learn to live with cats! But, no one wants him. Won't anyone open their heart--and home--to a lonesome dog? Readers will be happily surprised to learn just who steps up to adopt Arfy.

    Troy Cummings's hilarious and touching story is a perfect gift for a child wanting a dog, and for pet adoption advocates. It also showcases many different styles of letter writing, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication.

    It's an instant classic in our household. --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas

    CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

    CARMELA FULL OF WISHES

    $17.99
    More Info
    An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

    In their first collaboration since the Newbery Medal- and Caldecott Honor-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson deliver a poignant and timely new picture book that's sure to be an instant classic.

    When Carmela wakes up on her birthday, her wish has already come true--she's finally old enough to join her big brother as he does the family errands. Together, they travel through their neighborhood, past the crowded bus stop, the fenced-off repair shop, and the panadería, until they arrive at the Laundromat, where Carmela finds a lone dandelion growing in the pavement. But before she can blow its white fluff away, her brother tells her she has to make a wish. If only she can think of just the right wish to make . . .

    With lyrical, stirring text and stunning, evocative artwork, Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson have crafted a moving ode to family, to dreamers, and to finding hope in the most unexpected places.

    CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER

    CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER

    $16.99
    More Info
    After a fire destroys their home and possessions, Rose, her mother, and grandmother save and save until they can afford to buy one big, comfortable chair that all three of them can enjoy.
    CHILD OF BKS

    CHILD OF BKS

    $17.99
    More Info
    New York Times best-selling author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers and fine artist Sam Winston deliver a lyrical picture book inspiring readers of all ages to create, to question, to explore, and to imagine.

    A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy's imagination. Now a lifetime of magic and adventure lies ahead of him . . . but who will be next? Combining elegant images by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston's typographical landscapes shaped from excerpts of children's classics and lullabies, A Child of Books is a stunning prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories--an immersive and unforgettable reading experience that readers will want to pass on to others.

    CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE

    CHILD OF THE UNIVERSE

    $17.99
    More Info
    Perfect for fans of The Wonderful Things You Will Be and That's Me Loving You, this picture book by a renowned astrophysicist is a lyrical meditation on the preciousness of one child and the vastness of the universe.

    Just like the sun gives shine to the moon,
    you light up the world beyond this room . . .
    You are grand and marvelous, strong and mysterious.
    The history of the world is in your fingertips.

    A lyrical meditation on the preciousness of one child and the vastness of the universe, this gorgeously illustrated picture book shares the immensity of a parent's love along with the message that we are all connected to the broader cosmos in important and intimate ways. A perfect bedtime read-aloud, Child of the Universe is a book to cherish forever.

    The author is an astrophysicist who has been fascinated by the universe since he was a child. As a parent, he has developed a new appreciation for the deep connections between billions of years of cosmic evolution and this one tiny human.

    CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS

    CHILDREN MAKE TERRIBLE PETS

    $17.99
    More Info
    Check out this bestselling, rollicking, and humorous twist on the classic first pet story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy!

    When Lucy, a young bear, discovers a boy in the woods, she's absolutely delighted. She brings him home and begs her mom to let her keep him, even though her mom warns, Children make terrible pets. But mom relents, and Lucy gets to name her new pet Squeaker.

    Through a series of hilarious and surprising scenes, readers can join Lucy and Squeaker on their day of fun and decide for themselves whether or not children really do make terrible pets.

    CIRCLE

    CIRCLE

    $15.99
    More Info
    Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen deliver the final wry and resonant tale about Triangle, Square, and Circle.

    This book is about Circle. This book is also about Circle's friends, Triangle and Square. Also it is about a rule that Circle makes, and how she has to rescue Triangle when he breaks that rule. With their usual pitch-perfect pacing and subtle, sharp wit, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen come full circle in the third and final chapter of their clever shapes trilogy.

    CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG VINTA

    CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG VINTA

    $8.99
    More Info
    Revisit Clifford as he was first imagined, back in 1963!

    Experience the joy and magic of the original Clifford! This gorgeous hardcover is a reprint of the Norman Bridwell's Clifford the Big Red Dogfrom 1963. Featuring the original two-color art and landscape trim size, this special storybook feels both nostalgic and timeless.
    CLIFFORDS GOOD DEEDS (VINTAGE

    CLIFFORDS GOOD DEEDS (VINTAGE

    $8.99
    More Info
    Good deeds never go out of style, and neither does a timeless character like Clifford! This beautiful hardcover edition of Clifford's Good Deeds features the original 1975 two-color artwork. It is sure to inspire just as many good deeds--and laughs--as it did more than four decades ago.

    Clifford has a big heart, but whenever he tries to do good deeds for others, his big size and personality always seem to get in the way. A sneeze sends just-raked leaves flying and a simple tail wag splatters paint all over the neighbor's house! But when a family is in danger, Clifford is the only one who can rescue them. This time, Clifford's BIG heart makes him a BIG hero.
    COAT OF MANY COLORS

    COAT OF MANY COLORS

    $17.99
    More Info
    Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song Coat of Many Colors to this heartfelt picture book for young readers.

    Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song Coat of Many Colors, the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton's trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love in every stitch. Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton's poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.
    COLOR FARM

    COLOR FARM

    $17.99
    More Info

    On this form you can view
    Animal ears and whiskers too.
    Lots of animals to be found,
    Shapes and colors ail around.
    Look at beaks and snouts with me.
    Make some more for us to see.

    Outstanding Science Trade Books for Children 1990 (NSTA/CBC)
    Parenting Honorable Mention, Reading Magic Award