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Baby's First Christmas

Baby's First Christmas

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It's your baby's first Christmas, and what a reason to celebrate! Enjoy sweet illustrations as you and your little one get ready for their first Christmas with this greeting card book. The special cover flap includes a loving message and space for an inscription. Make and remember all-new Christmas memories with this special holiday book, which includes an envelope so you can give this book instead of a card!

Check out the entire Little Bird Greetings collection from Cottage Door Press, as well as our full selection of Christmas books for kids!

  • Great Christmas gift for baby! To-From section in the front flap to write a special message to the new bundle of joy as they begin to celebrate their first Christmas. Also includes an envelope and foil seal to give as a gift instead of a card.
  • Bright, festive colors will intrigue curious infants in this Christmas baby book
  • Shiny foil features on the cover and the flap hiding a spot for a holiday inscription make this stand out as a festive gift
  • Sweet illustrations provide visual stimulation and introduce babies to Christmas fun, from candy and cookies to Santa and family time!
  • Little boys and girls can read along and enjoy the fun as they celebrate Christmas traditions with their family and build a Christmas book collection.
  • Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs

    Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs

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    A New York Times Bestseller!

    From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook for kids comes the ultimate baking book. America's Test Kitchen once again brings their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS!

    BAKING ISN'T JUST FOR CUPCAKES

    Want to make your own soft pretzels? Or wow your friends with homemade empanadas? What about creating a showstopping pie? Maybe some chewy brownies after school? From breakfast to breads, from cookies to cakes (yes, even cupcakes!), learn to bake it all here. You can do this, and it's fun!

  • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 5,000 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels--including recipes for breakfast, breads, pizzas, cookies, cupcakes, and more
  • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
  • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen test cooks will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.
  • By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

    Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

    Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

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    The #1 New York Times Best Seller and IACP Award Winner!

    Want to bake the most-awesome-ever cupcakes? Or surprise your family with breakfast tacos on Sunday morning? Looking for a quick snack after school? Or maybe something special for a sleepover? It's all here. Learn to cook like a pro--it's easier than you think.

    For the first time ever, America's Test Kitchen is bringing their scientific know-how, rigorous testing, and hands-on learning to KIDS in the kitchen!

    Using kid-tested and approved recipes, America's Test Kitchen has created THE cookbook every kid chef needs on their shelf. Whether you're cooking for yourself, your friends, or your family, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs has delicious recipes that will wow!

  • Recipes were thoroughly tested by more than 750 kids to get them just right for cooks of all skill levels--including recipes for breakfast, snacks and beverages, dinners, desserts, and more.
  • Step-by-step photos of tips and techniques will help young chefs feel like pros in their own kitchen
  • Testimonials (and even some product reviews!) from kid test cooks who worked alongside America's Test Kitchen will encourage young chefs that they truly are learning the best recipes from the best cooks.
  • By empowering young chefs to make their own choices in the kitchen, America's Test Kitchen is building a new generation of confident cooks, engaged eaters, and curious experimenters.

    Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

    Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years

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    A lighthearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the Earth--told from the perspective of the Earth itself!

    Hi, I'm Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.

    Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth's life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. Beloved children's book author Stacy McAnulty helps Earth tell her story, and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield brings the words to life. The book includes back matter with even more interesting tidbits.

    This title has Common Core connections.

    Egg Is Quiet

    Egg Is Quiet

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    Award-winning artist Sylvia Long has teamed with up-and-coming author Dianna Aston to create this gorgeous and informative introduction to eggs. From tiny hummingbird eggs to giant ostrich eggs, oval ladybug eggs to tubular dogfish eggs, gooey frog eggs to fossilized dinosaur eggs, it magnificently captures the incredible variety of eggs and celebrates their beauty and wonder.

    The evocative text is sure to inspire lively questions and observations. Yet while poetic in voice and elegant in design, the book introduces children to more than 60 types of eggs and an interesting array of egg facts. Even the endpapers brim with information. A tender and fascinating guide that is equally at home being read to a child on a parent's lap as in a classroom reading circle.

    FOUNDING MOTHERS

    FOUNDING MOTHERS

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    #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts brings young readers a stunning nonfiction picture book that highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

    Beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Diane Goode, Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies reveals the incredible accomplishments of the women who orchestrated the American Revolution behind the scenes.

    Roberts traces the stories of heroic, patriotic women such as Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, Phillis Wheatley, Mercy Otis Warren, Sarah Livingston Jay, and others. Details are gleaned from their letters, private journals, lists, and ledgers. The bravery of these women's courageous acts contributed to the founding of America and spurred the founding fathers to make this a country that "remembered the ladies."

    This compelling book, based on the author's acclaimed work for adults, Founding Mothers, includes a rich time line, biographies, an author's note, and additional web resources in the back matter.

    Parents and educators looking for a more in-depth book beyond the Rosie Revere and Rad Women series will welcome Founding Mothers.

    I Am a Tiger

    I Am a Tiger

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    Let's play with our tiger friend! This story features a fun animal finger puppet toy built into the board book encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, and language development. Babies and toddlers learn best when they are playing, especially when their grown-ups are in on the fun!

    Smithsonian Kids books feature engaging educational content for little learners that reflect the integrity of the Smithsonian. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the Smithsonian's educational mission.

    Collect the entire Finger Puppet Board Book series!

  • Entertains while teaching language patterns for babies and toddlers
  • The adorable tiger puppet encourages interactive play between little ones and their grown-ups
  • Soft plush and a rhyming story combine to provide both tactile and verbal learning opportunities
  • Practice hand-eye coordination while enjoying together time
  • Great gift for the little animal fans in your life!
  • Officially licensed Smithsonian Kids product
  • I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    We can all be heroes. That's the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.

    Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it--peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what's right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.

    This lively, New York Times Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You'll want to collect each book.

    I Am Sonia Sotomayor

    I Am Sonia Sotomayor

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    Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, is the subject of the sixteenth picture book in the New York Times bestselling series of biographies about heroes.

    This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume features Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina Supreme Court Justice.

    Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

    Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

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    2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

    2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council


    2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) - Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) - Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) - Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)
    Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples' resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

    Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

    The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

    Sandy: I love reading young adult non-fiction even though I'm 55. I'm challenged everyday by the world around us and especially by my kids -- to peer closely at the origin myths of America, and history as I was taught it. This book is perfect for that.  Highly recommend.

    Jolly Jingle Christmas

    Jolly Jingle Christmas

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    Jingle, jingle... who is that soaring through the night sky? Jolly Jingle Christmas is a fun board book with 10 festive sounds! Visit the elves at their workshop as they tap and tinker with toys. Hear the jingle, jingle of sleigh bells approaching. This wonderful book is written by Becky Wilson and illustrated by Samantha Meredith. Join the festive fun and take a magical journey today! Perfect Christmas gift for the holidays.

    Check out the entire Christmas book collection from Cottage Door Press! We have a wide variety of Christmas books for kids, including sound, song, finger puppets, lift-a-flaps, and more!

  • Reindeer galloping through the snow, Santa's coming, Ho-Ho-Ho! It's time for JOLLY fun with this toddler Christmas book.
  • 10 Festive sounds include reindeer pattering, jingle bells, trains, children laughing, elves and more make this a perfect Christmas book for kids!
  • Read this enchanting story and follow along with your little toddler by pressing the sounds corresponding to each page. Great children's Christmas book with music for preschoolers to enjoy and grade school children to read to themselves!
  • Vivid illustrations and shaped cutouts of characters to turn the page make it easy to engage your little boy or girl. Features board pages that make it easy to follow along
  • Toddlers will love exploring Christmas with Santa and will want to read this interactive book over and over again! The perfect stocking stuffer!
  • Let's Talk about Race

    Let's Talk about Race

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    This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences." --School Library Journal (starred review)

    In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. A strong choice for sharing at home or in the classroom.

    Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us. This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story (School Library Journal). Lester's poignant picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences (Children's Literature).

    Julius Lester said: I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details.

    I am a story. So are you. So is everyone.