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"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family.

"Daddy Why Am I Brown?": A healthy conversation about skin color and family.

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Joy lives in a diverse world and comes from a multicultural family. It is only natural for her to have some questions. Join Joy as she learns how to describe skin color, and about how her skin color can tell her about where her family is from, but not really about who they are. "Daddy Why Am I Brown?" is meant to be a starter conversation on how kids can learn to talk about skin color in a way that is kind, thoughtful, and healthy. And in the process, they learn a little bit about how to understand the difference between race, ethnicity, and culture.
10 Little Rubber Ducks

10 Little Rubber Ducks

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Ahoy! This classic from the New York Times bestselling author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug stars 10 little rubber ducks and their globe-trotting adventures. In Eric Carle's poignant and funny story, illustrated with strikingly designed collages, readers are taken on an exciting voyage of discovery.

Ducks overboard! shouts the captain, as a giant wave washes a box of 10 little rubber ducks off his cargo ship and into the sea. One drifts west, where a friendly dolphin jumps over it. A whale sings to another. But as the sun sets, the 10th little rubber duck is left all alone, bobbing helplessly on the big wide sea. Following the little ducks as they float to all parts of the globe, young explorers can see for themselves the meanings of directional words and learn simple math concepts, such as counting and the use of cardinal and ordinal numbers. Each creature the ducks meet is seen in its own habitat and behaves in a true-to-life manner, offering a very simple first view of biology and geography.

Small readers and listeners will empathize with the little duck's plight--and will rejoice at the heartwarming surprise ending. A wonderful read-aloud for storytimes or one-on-one sharing. It's a definite 10, commented School Library Journal in a starred review. Beautifully composed illustrations, said Booklist. As sublimely simple and endearing as the playthings it portrays, agreed Publishers Weekly.

10 Minutes Till Bedtime

10 Minutes Till Bedtime

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It's almost bedtime! At 1 Hoppin Place the fun begins when a family of hamsters arrives at the door. There are only ten minutes left, and there's still so much to do! But with the help of the Hamsters' 10-Minute Bedtime Tour (guided by his own pet hamster), the little boy is able to get his toys put away, his pajamas on, his teeth brushed, and his bedtime story read-all in the nick of time. This lively introduction to bedtime rituals and the concept of counting backwards will have young readers eagerly awaiting their own countdown to bedtime.

A sure-fire toddler pleaser from the creator of Good Night, Gorilla.

1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland

1001 Things to Spot in Fairyland

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Young readers are given various scenes associated with Fairyland each containing many objects associated with fairies to find and count.
5 Little Apples

5 Little Apples

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A lift-the-flap counting book for the very young

5 little apples

Mr Elephant ate one, which left only ?

(Lift the flap)

4 little apples

The flaps reveal the creature that eats an apple in this board book that helps little ones count backwards. An elephant, a rabbit, and a caterpillar are some of the hungry critters who take apples away. But when there are none left, a surprise awaits.

A Twin Is to Hug

A Twin Is to Hug

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Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don't-want-to-eat eater. But with a twin, you also have to share, and take turns, and compare. It's not always easy, but for better or worse, a twin is a friend who will always be by your side. With a small trim and expressive illustrations, this package will make the perfect gift for the expectant mother or twin in your life.
Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

Abe Lincoln: The Boy Who Loved Books

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Learn about the early life of Abraham Lincoln in this picture book biography that Kirkus Reviews calls "a moving tribute to the power of books and words."

In a tiny log cabin a boy listened with delight to the storytelling of his ma and pa. He traced letters in sand, snow, and dust. He borrowed books and walked miles to bring them back.

When he grew up, he became the sixteenth president of the United States. His name was Abraham Lincoln.

He loved books.
They changed his life.
He changed the world.

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

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From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved towards greater equality and prosperity.

Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States.

The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin's Big Words and John's Secret Dreams. Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president.

Adventures of Odysseus

Adventures of Odysseus

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This gripping retelling by award-winning professional storytellers Lupton and Morden breathes new life into Homer's classic epic poem The Odyssey while introducing youngsters to a cornerstone in Western literature. Full color. 9 x 11.
Albie's First Word

Albie's First Word

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Here's a beautiful historical fiction picture book--perfect for the Common Core--that provides a rare glimpse into the early childhood of Albert Einstein, the world's most famous physicist.

Three-year-old Albie has never said a single word. When his worried mother and father consult a doctor, he advises them to expose little Albie to new things: a trip to the orchestra, an astronomy lecture, a toy boat race in the park. But though Albie dances with excitement at each new experience, he remains silent. Finally, the thoughtful, quiet child witnesses something so incredible, he utters his very first word: "Why?"

Kids, parents, and teachers will be delighted and reassured by this joyous story of a child who develops a bit differently than others.

"More than a distinctive introduction to Albert Einstein, this book promotes both understanding of difference and scientific curiosity." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
All Aboard the London Bus

All Aboard the London Bus

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Come! Board the London Bus
and see the London sights with us.
At any time, hop off, explore!
Then climb back on, and ride some more...

As a family of four spend a day exploring London, fun, child-friendly poems introduce readers to our wonderful capital city, and all its secrets. Well-known landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the London Eye, plus inescapable features like rain and taking tea, all get Patty Toht's witty treatment. Non-fiction facts provide more information about the poetry subjects, while rising star Sam Usher brings them to life with his signature style and humour. This gorgeous celebration of London will be loved by both tourists and those who call the city home.

Alphaprints: Boo!: Touch and Feel

Alphaprints: Boo!: Touch and Feel

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Come and join in the tricks and treats in Boo! --the latest title in Priddy's best-selling series, Alphaprints. This spooktacular book is sure to delight children with fun rhymes to read, kooky illustrations, and exciting textures to touch and feel.

Each Alphaprints character is created by adding pictures of everyday objects to embossed fingerprints and features an inviting, touch-and-feel texture, including:
- fuzzy fur
- soft felt
- foil fabric
- and glittery gauze

With funny illustrations, rhyming text, and plenty to touch and explore, Alphaprints: Boo! is a great way for your little one to join in the spooky fun this Halloween.

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Amahl and the Night Visitors

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Since its first performance on Christmas Eve, 1951, Amahl and the Night Visitors has taken its place with A Christmas Carol as a holiday classic. Peformed on every continent and in many languages, it has been seen by more people than any other opera in history.

The story tells of the night the Three Kings, following the star to Bethlehem, stop for shelter at the home of Amahl, a poor, crippled shepard boy who lives with his widowed mother. Inspired by the Wise Men's tale of a kingdom "built on love alone," Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. And then a miracle happens. . .

In this warm and compassionate story, Gian Carlo Menotti has captured the essential spirit of Christmas. At its premiere, The New York Times called Amahl "rare art. . . tender and exquisite." Now brought to life in glowing watercolors, Amahl and the Night Visitors is a feast for the eyes and heart, one readers of all ages will want to return to again and again.

Animals

Animals

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Meet Dot and Beau-twin panda toddlers who love to learn, play, and explore the world! This adorable board book introduces kiddos to a diverse range of animals and the sounds they make told in lively, bold illustrations and simple text perfect for keeping little ones engaged and entertained. A perfect first library addition!

  • Encourages confidence and self-expression
  • Helps kiddos identify animal sounds with corresponding animal
  • Playful introduction to early learning concepts
  • Bold pictures and simple text perfect for keeping little ones engaged and entertained
  • Collect all four books in the Panda Panda series! A must for panda fans!
  • Another

    Another

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    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?

    Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and C

    Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and C

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    The slightly true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains.

    Apples, ho!

    When Papa decides to pull up roots and move from Iowa to Oregon, he can't bear to leave his precious apple trees behind. Or his peaches, plums, grapes, cherries, and pears. Oh, and he takes his family along too.

    But the trail is cruel. First there's a river to cross that's wider than Texas, then there are hailstones as big as plums, and then there's even a drought, sure to crisp the cherries.

    Luckily Delicious (the nonedible apple of Daddy's eye) won't let anything stop her father's darling saps from tasting the sweet Oregon soil. A hilarious tall tale from the team that brought you Fannie in the Kitchen that's loosely based on the life of a real fruiting pioneer.

    Applesauce Weather

    Applesauce Weather

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    In a touching poetic novel, a fall apple ritual--along with some inventive storytelling--brings a family together as they grieve the loss of a beloved family member.

    When the first apple falls from the tree, Faith and Peter know that it's applesauce weather, even though Peter is getting a little old for such things. It also means Uncle Arthur should be here to tell his stories, with a twinkle in his eye as he spins tales about how he came to have a missing finger. But this is the first year without Aunt Lucy, and when Uncle Arthur arrives, there's no twinkle to be found and no stories waiting to be told. Faith is certain, though, that with a little love and patience, she and Peter might finally learn the truth about that missing finger. Paired with warm, expressive illustrations by Amy June Bates, this heartfelt tale by award-winning poet Helen Frost highlights the strength of family and the power of a good story.

    Around the Year

    Around the Year

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    Everyone loves a celebration, and renowned illustrator Tasha Tudor offers one for every month in this enchanting treasury of seasons. Come enter a world where sledding excursions melt into summer picnics, and autumn fairs beckon Christmas cheer.
    A book to be enjoyed around the year!
    At the Old Haunted House

    At the Old Haunted House

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    From the author of the popular Goodnight, Little Monster and a character designer for Pixar films comes a delightful rhyming romp through an old haunted house. Vibrantly painted illustrations lead three children through the house, where new creatures await in each room. Readers can count along as they see Pa goblin and his wee goblins four and witches and ghosts, and so many more. Just the right blend of spooky fun, this book is a can't-miss treat for Halloween.
    Autumn

    Autumn

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    This is one of a series of four books without text, which lead the young child through the seasons of the year.

    Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of playing in leaves, flying kites and making jam.

    Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge)

    Autumn Story (Brambly Hedge)

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    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge!

    Bad weather is on the way and the autumn stores are still not gathered in!

    Quickly, all the mice of Brambly Hedge set to work to finish the harvesting before the rain begins. Primrose, Lord Woodmouse's daughter, meant to help, but somehow she daydreamed her way over the cornfield and into the Chestnut Woods, and before she knew it, she was lost. The sun went down, the wind rose and it began to rain. Primrose was all alone in the dark and she was frightened.

    Poor Primrose, would she find her way home again?

    Also look out for Summer Story, Spring Story and Winter Story!

    Autumn Visitors

    Autumn Visitors

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    In this fourth and final book in Karel Hayes's acclaimed Visitors series, the beloved family of bears gets in another round of adventures as they experience the full enjoyment of a New England autumn. First up the country fair--the bears sneak onto the midway after hours to play the games and be thrilled by the rides. Next comes Halloween, for which the bears all cleverly disguise themselves to gather a load of trick-or-treat candy. And finally there's a big Thanksgiving feast for all the friends of the forest. As always, the bears manage to have all their fun while carefully avoiding detection.
    Baby's First Halloween

    Baby's First Halloween

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

  • Bright, festive colors will intrigue curious little ones
  • Sweet illustrations show all kinds of Halloween fun, from candy and pumpkins to costumes and trick-or-treating!
  • Shiny foil features on the cover and the flap hiding a spot for a holiday inscription make this stand out as a festive gift
  • Questions like "What will your Halloween costume be?" and "How will you carve your pumpkin?" will engage your baby for years to come as they grow
  • Celebrate with this "sweet" book before a first trip trick-or-treating!
  • Bat loves the night

    Bat loves the night

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    A charming and informative story about a pipistrelle bat. . . . Offers vivid descriptions of the animal's flight, its navigational skills, and the hunt for food. -- School Library Journal

    Night has fallen, and Bat awakens to find her evening meal. Follow her as she swoops into the shadows, shouting and flying, the echoes of her voice creating a sound picture of the world around her. When morning light creeps into the sky, Bat returns to the roost to feed her baby . . . and to rest until nighttime comes again. Bat loves the night!
    Back matter includes an index.

    A Common Core Text Exemplar

    Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales

    Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales

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    This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A special section at the end of this volume contains four additional works by Beatrix Potter that were not published during her lifetime. Beautifully reissued with a newly designed slipcase and jacket--a truly stunning gift.
    Becoming a Good Creature

    Becoming a Good Creature

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    A New York Times Bestseller

    School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this beautiful picture book, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.

    Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or even eight! Some have had fur, feathers, or hooves. But they've all had one thing in common: a lesson to share.

    The animals Sy has met on her many world travels have taught her how to seek understanding in the most surprising ways, from being patient to finding forgiveness and respecting others. Gorillas, dogs, octopuses, tigers, and more all have shown Sy that there are no limits to the empathy and joy we can find in each other if only we take the time to connect.

    Based on the New York Times best-selling adult memoir, Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's beautiful, friendly guide is for readers young and old who wish to be better creatures in the world. Go ahead, pass it on.

    Best Food in the Forest: Picture Graphs

    Best Food in the Forest: Picture Graphs

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    Chef Bear wants to make a meal for all his forest friends. He wants to please as many of his friends as possible. He asks for their suggestions. He uses picture graphs to organize the information. What kind of meal does he make?

    Bless This Food

    Bless This Food

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    Join us in thanking God for the food on our plate! Explore foods together while counting blessings. Eye-catching flaps hide yummy surprises and intrigue curious little ones. Engaging artwork and charming rhymes make this book a great introduction to these and other faith-based questions.

  • Sturdy flaps perfect for small hands encourage exploration and curiosity
  • "God is great, God is good. Let us thank you for our food."
  • This sweet book helps little ones explore their faith and their world
  • Our Babies Love titles are a perfect take-along size to bring to faith services with your little one
  • These chunky lift-the-flap books encourage hand-eye coordination and support language readiness
  • Blue Pebble

    Blue Pebble

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    Under a daisy Oli finds a pebble. Everyone he shows it to tells him to throw it away. But Oli just knows he'll find a use for it one day. At last he meets a very sad girl and finds he was right all along. His pebble is special after all.
    Blueberries for Sal

    Blueberries for Sal

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    Caldecott Honor Book

    What happens when Sal and her mother meet a mother bear and her cub? A beloved classic is born!

    Kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk! Sal and her mother a picking blueberries to can for the winter. But when Sal wanders to the other side of Blueberry Hill, she discovers a mama bear preparing for her own long winter. Meanwhile Sal's mother is being followed by a small bear with a big appetite for berries! Will each mother go home with the right little one?

    With its expressive line drawings and charming story, Blueberries for Sal has won readers' hearts since its first publication in 1948.

    The adventures of a little girl and a baby bear while hunting for blueberries with their mothers one bright summer day. All the color and flavor of the sea and pine-covered Maine countryside.
    -School Library Journal, starred review.

    Boo

    Boo

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    Peek-a-BOO! Each festive Halloween scene will engage your little one with a pair of lift-a-flaps with peek-a-boo surprises. Talk about Halloween traditions like pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and costume parties. Inside the flaps, you'll find fun facts about items in the artwork.

  • 12 chunky flaps with peek-through holes, easy for little hands to open and close
  • Peek and explore Halloween traditions with educational facts and peek-a-boo surprises!
  • Lifting flaps encourage the use of fine motor skills and the content-rich text builds vocabulary
  • Colorful and engaging illustrations
  • Collect all the books in the Peek-a-Flap series
  • Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

    Boris and Stella and the Perfect Gift

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    Boris is a musician, playing the songs he learned growing up in Russia. Stella is a baker, baking cakes and pastries like her father used to back in Italy. Boris and Stella live in the city and are best friends. They like movies, hats, and each other. At holiday time, Stella wants to give Boris the perfect present for Hanukkah. She wants him to know how special he is. Boris wants to give Stella the perfect present for Christmas--she means so much to him. But perfect presents cost money and their savings banks contain very little. To make their dreams of perfect presents come true, Boris and Stella each sacrifice something very special. In a nod to O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi comes this tender story celebrating traditions, friendships, and gifts from the heart.
    Bug

    Bug

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    When a bug-crazy girl needs to ace a big math test, she finds a clever way to solve her problems, 100%.

    Bug is the nickname-that-stuck for a quirky little girl who's mad about insects and drawing . . . and hates arithmetic. But when her teacher promises the class they can go on a field trip to the science museum only if everyone does well on their math test, Bug knows she HAS to pass. This humorous, character-driven story shows kids who struggle with math (or any subject) that there are many ways to find the correct answer--if you use your imagination and count on the things you love.

    Busy Little Squirrel

    Busy Little Squirrel

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    The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!
    Butterflies and Moths: First Discovery Books

    Butterflies and Moths: First Discovery Books

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    Learn all about beautiful butterflies and moths with Smithsonian Kids First Discovery books! Touch, read, and discover facts about the fascinating insects designed for curious little readers. Embossed textures and bright, detailed photographs from Smithsonian are sure to engage, entertain, and educate your little preschooler or kindergartener. Special embossed textures help engage in both verbal and tactile learning skills. Discover the difference between butterflies and moths, the life cycle of a monarch butterfly, various species living in our backyards and more! A lively, educational book kiddos will adore filled with interesting facts and gorgeous pictures of beautiful butterflies!

    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 Smithsonian Kids First Discovery Book series!

  • Embossed pictures allow your toddler to touch and feel as they learn
  • Photographs from Smithsonian provide an accurate representation of insects
  • Strengthens verbal and tactile learning skills
  • Lively, educational fun that will keep your little toddler, preschooler, or kindergartener entertained and engaged
  • A must for little butterfly and insect enthusiasts!
  • CAN I PLAY TOO

    CAN I PLAY TOO

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    Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
    Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

    In Can I Play Too? Gerald and Piggie meet a new snake friend who wants to join in a game of catch. But don't you need arms to catch?

    Mo Willems' Geisel Award-winning duo never fails to tickle readers of all ages. Like previous Elephant & Piggie Books, this adventure has been vetted by an early learning specialist and emerging learners themselves. It turns reading into play!

    Case of the Counterfeit Criminals

    Case of the Counterfeit Criminals

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    This "winner" (School Library Journal) of a history-mystery-science series continues as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case from the celebrated dinosaur bone hunter, Mary Anning.

    The Wollstonecraft Girls embark on their most important case yet--the famed dinosaur fossil hunter Mary Anning is being blackmailed. Her precious dog has been snatched and the kidnappers are demanding that Miss Anning authenticate some fake dinosaur bones up for auction at the British Museum in order to get him back. Ada and Mary have just three days to track down the fossil fakers, find the dog, and save the integrity of science!

    The game is truly afoot in this quirky caper involving blood-sucking leeches, an asthmatic pug, smoke bombs, secret elevators, diabolical disguises, and wicked word-play.

    Praise for The Case of the Missing Moonstone

    An enjoyable plot, resourceful heroines and fun writing. --Wall Street Journal

    Smart and witty. . . . The detectives in training use quick thinking, book smarts, and social know-how to find a stolen gemstone. Comical narration and dialogue will charm readers thoroughly. --Publishers Weekly

    Praise for The Case of the Girl in Grey

    Mystery fans ... will relish the girls' romp around the stately home; discovery of an encrypted clue (in the crypt, of course); and unraveling of the mystery.--Booklist

    "Equal parts laughs and adventure, this lively mystery will keep you guessing till the end!" -Discovery Girls

    Case of the Perilous Palace (the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 4)

    Case of the Perilous Palace (the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency, Book 4)

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    The history-mystery-science series continues as the Wollstonecraft Detectives--Ada Byron Lovelace and Mary Shelley--take on a case by royal request.

    Ada's imperious grandmother has absolutely shut the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency down--until they get a case from a princess, that is.

    The princess Alexandrina Victoria, age 9 (who will grow up to be Queeen Victoria), is the most closely watched girl in England. She is never alone. Every morsel she eats is catalogued. Every visitor overseen. Every move noted down. She has but one thing of her own--a sketchbook she uses as a secret diary, where she records her private thoughts in code. But now, somehow, that sketchbook has disappeared.

    And so the princess enlists Ada and Mary to figure out what has happened to the sketchbook without arousing the suspicions of her minders. A most clandestine case indeed! One that will involve breaking into Kensington Palace and uncovering a host of surprising royal secrets...

    This funny, Christmas-time romp of a caper will delight history and mystery fans alike.

    Cheesy Little Joke Book

    Cheesy Little Joke Book

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    This is one cheesy fella! Ready for some big belly laughs? Learn some great food-themed jokes from Little Cheese in this silly little story designed to make your little giggle! This story features a fun finger puppet toy built into the board book encouraging interactive play, hand-eye coordination, sensory and language development. Babies and toddlers learn best when they are playing, especially when their grown-ups are in on the fun! A perfect book for your little comedian!

    Collect the entire Finger Puppet Board Book series!

  • Silly story entertains while teaching language patterns to babies and toddlers
  • Adorable cheese finger puppet encourages interactive play between little ones and their grown-ups
  • Soft plush and funny story combine to provide both tactile and verbal learning opportunities
  • Practice hand-eye coordination while enjoying together time
  • Great gift for the little comedian in your life!
  • Chirri & Chirra

    Chirri & Chirra

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    The first book in a completely charming series by a well-known Japanese author and illustrator, Chirri & Chirra introduces two girl characters who go on wonderful adventures together through the natural world. Vibrant, lively, and astonishingly sweet in a pure, unsentimental way, these pages present us with relatable children, small animals, lots of food, atmosphere, and many mysteries.

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start in picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku Workshop, held at a Tokyo bookshop specializing in picture books. Since then she has produced numerous picture books featuring her softly styled, color-pencil drawings. She now lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues. Since the earthquake of 2011 she has been active in recovery and shelter efforts for abandoned pets.

    Chirri & Chirra, On The Town

    Chirri & Chirra, On The Town

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    In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree. Memorable for Doi's luminous appreciation of the natural world as well as her respect for beautiful edibles, this new installment is sure to delight!
    Chirri & Chirra, Under the Sea

    Chirri & Chirra, Under the Sea

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    On their sixth adventure, Chirri and Chirra bicycle beneath the waves, discovering the beauty of coral and the deliciousness of marine edibles.

    Chirri and Chirra are pedaling along when they find a cave. At the end of the tunnel, they see a light. Oh! They are under the sea! They pedal through a maze of color and pass through an opening in the seaweed, into a scene of seashells of all colors and shapes. Naturally, they come upon sea treats, such as parfait à la conch and marine soda jelly topped with pearl cream. This is the happy, lovely world of Chirri and Chirra, where they stumble on the most wonderful surprises.

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start in picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku Workshop, held at a Tokyo bookshop specializing in children's books. Since then she has created many picture books featuring her delicate color-pencil drawings. She lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues. Since the earthquake of 2011 she has been active in recovery and shelter efforts for abandoned pets.

    David Boyd is Assistant Professor of Japanese at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His translations have appeared in Monkey Business International, Granta, and Words Without Borders, among other publications.

    Christmas Cookies for Santa

    Christmas Cookies for Santa

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    Let's help with the Christmas baking this holiday season!! Smell, touch, feel, trace, and talk about everyone's favorite...cookies! Scratch and smell the delicious peppermints and yummy cookies, feel the sticky frosting, roll out the dough, and play with more sensory features in this sturdy board book for your curious baby and toddler. Bright, bold illustrations are the perfect way to introduce holiday baking traditions and how they can help! Interactive touch-and-feel books inspire hands-on learning.

  • Toddlers love to touch and interact. Touch and feel invite children to interact with the story and explore the world around them
  • Touching the pages helps develop babies sense of touch, support hand-eye coordination and inspire their curiosity
  • Bright, bold artwork and interactive textures appear on each page of this sturdy board book
  • Questions on each page encourage interaction and communication development
  • Christmas is coming so get into the spirit of the season together with Touch, Feel and Smell Christmas Cookies!
  • Christmas Is Coming!: An Advent Book

    Christmas Is Coming!: An Advent Book

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    Every day of December brings a delightful new Christmas tradition in this keepsake advent book. Each flap on the cover of the book reveals a clue to a festive activity that can be found inside the pages. It might be a recipe for a delicious homemade treat, instructions for a cozy craft, a game to play, a carol to sing, or a beautifully illustrated story to read with the whole family. This inviting twist on the traditional advent calendar is perfect for families who love to put their own spin on celebrating the holidays

    - Offers fun-filled activity based advent calendar for families
    - Designed to be shared together year after year
    - Beautifully illustrated with accessible and stylish images

    Fans of Once Upon a Magic Book and Cookie Advent Cookbook will love this book.

    This book is perfect for:
    - Anyone who celebrates Christmas
    - Families who love holiday traditions
    - Parents, grandparents, and gift givers

    Clever Jack Takes the Cake

    Clever Jack Takes the Cake

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    Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank Street College of Education.

    What would you do if you were invited to the princess's tenth birthday party but didn't have money for a gift? Well, clever Jack decides to bake the princess a cake.

    Now he just has to get it to the castle in one piece. What could possibly go wrong?

    Candace Fleming and G. Brian Karas, creators of the bestselling picture book Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!, have teamed up again to bring us a modern fairy tale starring a determined boy and a story-loving princess with a good sense of humor. While girls will fall for a story featuring a princess's birthday party, Jack's adventures with trolls, bears, and gypsies make this the perfect read for young boys as well--and ideal for storytime.

    CLICK CLACK MOO

    CLICK CLACK MOO

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    The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all from New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Now the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm.

    Farmer Brown
    has a problem.
    His cows like to type.
    All day long he hears
    Click, clack, MOO.
    Click, clack, MOO.
    Clickety, clack, MOO.
    But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes....
    Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside down.

    Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

    Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho!

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    Santa comes to the barnyard in this holiday addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series, and the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm.

    It's the night before Christmas and all through the farm, not a creature is stirring, not even a...duck?

    Farmer Brown is busy decorating his home in preparation for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve! All seems calm in the barnyard, but Farmer Brown isn't the only one who is getting ready...

    Ho
    Ho
    OH NO!

    Once again, Duck has gotten the whole barnyard STUCK in quite a predicament! Will anyone be able to un-stuck Duck and save Christmas?

    Collection of Stories for 2 Year Olds

    Collection of Stories for 2 Year Olds

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    Snuggle up to your favorite nursery rhymes and drift into the magical worlds of all your most beloved fairytale characters with this unique collection of enchanting stories carefully selected to enthrall 2-year-olds. Enjoy the classic tales of The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks along with exciting new stories and rhymes in this sturdy collectible format filled with playful illustrations your toddler will adore. A perfect book to celebrate your favorite 2-year-old!

  • Short, easy-to-read stories ideal for capturing the attention of toddlers
  • Playful illustrations fill every page perfect for keeping toddlers entertained and engaged
  • Includes 10 classic stories, fairy tales, and rhymes designed to delight your little one during storytime
  • Wonderful gift for any occasion: birthdays, holidays, and more!
  • Collect the series for every milestone! Ages 2-5 available!
  • Collection of Stories for 3 Year Olds

    Collection of Stories for 3 Year Olds

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    Snuggle up to your favorite nursery rhymes and drift into the magical worlds of all your most beloved fairytale characters with this unique collection of enchanting stories carefully selected to enthrall 3-year-olds. Enjoy the classic tales of Chicken Little and Rapunzel along with exciting new stories and rhymes in this sturdy collectible format filled with playful illustrations your toddler will adore. A perfect book to celebrate your favorite 3-year-old!

  • Short, easy-to-read stories ideal for capturing the attention of toddlers
  • Playful illustrations fill every page perfect for keeping toddlers entertained and engaged
  • Includes 10 classic stories, fairy tales, and rhymes designed to delight your little one during storytime
  • Wonderful gift for any occasion: birthdays, holidays, and more!
  • Collect the series for every milestone! Ages 2-5 available!