Children's Books

1, 2, 3, Jump!

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$17.99

First swimming lessons can be exciting and terrifying, but this joyful and imaginative guide from Lisl H. Detlefsen, illustated by Madeline Valentine, shows young readers how to conquer the pool.

From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), 1, 2, 3, Jump! covers the what-if's and how-to's of getting in the pool for the first time. There's a lot to worry about (can I be sucked in the filter?) and even more to be excited about (when can I wear flippers?), and our narrator has thought of everything. By the time she's ready, you to will want to jump in!

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10 More 10-Minute Stories

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$14.99
Reports show that reading or being read to for ten minutes every day will significantly improve children's reading skills. This short story collection supports this - each story taking about ten minutes to read. Ideal for sharing with younger children; as children learn to read on their own they can tackle these simple stories on their own. This title follows up on 10 Ten-Minute Stories.
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9780794539412
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1001 Animals to Spot

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$9.99
Teeming with animals to find, count and talk about, this bright picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. It also helps develop basic word and number skills The busy scenes bring to life different habitats from around the world. Children will delight in finding all kinds of fmailiar and exotic animals--from lambs on the farm to armadillos in the rainforest.
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9780794527044
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1001 Bees

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$16.96

We're on an adventure with 1,001 bees! Come visit the bees in their hive, meet their queen, and discover how they collect pollen. Then join them as they visit their favorite flowers, work on their honeycombs, and venture out to find good spots for their home.

1,001 Bees is an engaging nonfiction book for children full of fascinating facts about nature. With lively and appealing illustrations, it's a must-have for children who are curious about bugs and the animal kingdom.

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9780500652657
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1001 Pirate Things To Spot

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$9.99
Join a ragtag pirate crew in this swashbuckling puzzle book, packed with things to find and count.
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9780794515133
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1001 Things to Spot in the Sea

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$9.99
Brimming with things to find, count and talk about, this charming picture book provides hours of puzzle-solving fun. Readers will delight in discovering the secrets of the sea.
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9780794526153
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1001 Things to Spot on the Farm

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$9.99
With lots of things to find and count on every page, this charming picture book will provide hours of puzzle-solving fun. The bright, busy scenes bring to life farms from around the world. Counting sheep has never been so much fun!
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9780794526115
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12 Days of Christmas

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$16.99

"​On the first day of Christmas
my true love gave to me
a partridge in a pear tree."

Celebrate the magic of Christmas time with this well-loved traditional poem, The Twelve Days of Christmas, beautifully illustrated by Laura Hawthorne.

Take a walk through each beautiful scene brimming with details that will remind you of the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. Perfect to read with your true love.

This is the second title in the series, The Christmas Choir, which beautifully illustrates beloved Christmas carols. Don't miss Silent Night, the first title in the series.

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9780711245402
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30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag

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$17.99

Discover the inspiring story of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero, traveled across all fifty states as it was repaired, and returned to New York as a restored symbol of unity.

In the days following September 11th, a 30-foot American flag hung torn and tattered at 90 West Street, across from Ground Zero. A few weeks later, the flag was taken down by a construction crew and tucked away in storage, where it stayed for nearly seven years.

The flag was brought out of storage in 2008 when the New York Says Thank You Foundation headed to Greensburg, Kansas, a town nearly destroyed by a tornado. NYSTY brought the flag with them, sparking a grassroots restoration effort that traveled over 120,000 miles across all fifty states, bringing together thousands of people, and helping America heal and rebuild . . . hand by hand, thread by thread, one stitch at a time.

This book is the story of that journey, a journey that ended at the opening of the National September 11 Museum, where the flag remains today. Along the way, the flag was restored using pieces of retired flags from every state--including a piece of the flag that Abraham Lincoln was laid on after he was shot at Ford's Theater and threads from the original Star-Spangled Banner flag, which flew at Fort McHenry in the War of 1812 and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem. The pieces and threads were stitched in by military veterans, first responders, educators, students, community-service heroes, and family members of 9/11 victims, among others. At each stop, communities came together to remember, to heal, and to unite.

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A Bear To Share

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$18.99

Business leader, actor, and Baby2Baby ambassador Jessica Alba and Baby2Baby co-CEOs Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein deliver the important message of giving back from an early age through this tender and delightful story.

Tiana loves her teddy bear, Bach. She doesn't mind that he's a little worn and somewhat torn. So when her mother suggests she make room for a new bear, Tiana can't believe her ears!

Will Tiana have to lose the one bear she really loves? Or will she find room in her heart for two?

Find out in this endearing tale--brought to life by Alicia Más's imaginative illustrations--about a young girl who learns the importance of letting go and giving back.

A girl with a big heart who loves her teddy bear, her family, and her best friend, Tiana will appeal to any child trying to understand what it means to give back to others.

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A is for Activist

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$11.95
One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers

"Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds--full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike."--Occupy Wall Street

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

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9781609805395
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ABC of Feelings

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$17.99
The perfect way for kids to explore the wide range of emotions they feel every day--complete from A to Z with bright, bold illustrations!

From anxious to zany, kids experience a wide range of emotions, but they don't often have the language to explain how they're feeling. ABC of Feelings explains that it's perfectly okay--and normal!--to feel many different things, and gives both kids and parents the tools they need to make the abstract nature of feelings and emotions easier to discuss and understand.

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9780593205198
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Ada and the Galaxies

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$17.99
Stargazers rejoice! In his first book for children, renowned physicist Alan Lightman and collaborators, with help from the Hubble telescope, light up the night sky.

New York Times best-selling author Alan Lightman, in collaboration with Olga Pastuchiv, brings galaxies close in a stunning picture-book tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world. Layering photographs taken from the Hubble telescope into charming and expressive art, illustrator Susanna Chapman zooms in on one child's experiences: Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. By day, she tracks osprey in the trees, paddles a kayak, and hunts for shells. But she's most in her element when the sun goes down and the stars blink to life. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe . . . until the weather turns?

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9781536215618
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Ada Twist's Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists

$14.99
40+ things to discover, draw, and make!

Featuring art from the beloved #1 New York Times bestselling picture book Ada Twist, Scientist, this activity book contains kid-friendly projects of all kinds and is the perfect gift for curious young readers! Along the way, Ada will help her fellow scientists solve mysteries big and small and show how the powerful impact of scientific research is felt all around us.

Do you ask questions? Is why your favorite word? Do you like to search for answers and conduct experiments? Then you're a scientist, just like Ada Twist, and this book is for you!

Young scientists will have the opportunity to explore all of Ada's favorite sciences--from botany to astronomy to chemistry, and everything in between. They'll do experiments, follow the scientific method, and learn to look more closely at the world around them.

Learn how to:
* Build an aquascope
* Grow plants in your own garden
* Watch decomposition at work
* Track the phases of the moon
* Design a vehicle powered by renewable energy
And much more!

And now you can follow Ada's further adventures--with her friends Rosie Revere and Iggy Peck--in the instant New York Times bestseller Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters, an all-new chapter book starring The Questioneers!

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
Ada Twist, Scientist
Iggy Peck, Architect
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters
Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers

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Ada Twist, Scientist

$18.99
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

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9781419721373
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Adventures in Asian Art: An Afternoon at the Museum

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$7.99
**Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award Winner**

Ride on a rhino, enter a mandala, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is an entire world of incredible places to go and things to see and do!

Exploring other cultures is a favorite classroom activity for teachers and students alike. Now, author Sue DiCicco draws on her background as a writer, illustrator, sculptor, and former Disney animator to take kids on an imaginative tour of China, Japan, Korea, India, and beyond through artifacts on display at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.

Adventures in Asian Art travels from exhibit to exhibit, inviting kids to picture themselves in a variety of Asian countries as they ride on a rhino, become a samurai, or climb Mt. Fuji! Asia is home to an endless array of surprising places to go and things to see and do, and through the magic of DiCicco's charming verse narrative, readers join a cartoon mom as she takes her three cartoon children through the museum for an afternoon of nonstop fun and learning.

This delightfully illustrated, classroom-friendly book shares a series of fun facts about each of the exhibits and explains the culture, beliefs, and daily life informing these beautiful works of art.

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Agent Llama

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$17.99
Meet Charlie Palmer: super SPY and fluffy llama! She catches bad guys; she defeats evil scientists determined to destroy the Earth; and she even flies pilotless planes!

Charlie Palmer, super spy has been summoned for a top-secret mission: to find the president's underpants! She gets herself geared up. Gadgets ready? Check! Sunglasses on? Check! But who could have taken the underpants? Could it be Greta Grimm and her goons? Watch out, bad guys! Villains are no match for this AWESOME llama!

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All About Friends

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$14.99
"Why do we need friends? How can we make friends? And what makes a good friend? This charmingly illustrated book explores the benefits of having friends, looking at different types of friendships, and what happens when friends fall out and make up. Includes helpful notes for grown-ups on talking to children about friendships, dealing with conflicts and imaginary friends." --Publisher.
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9780794548537
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All Alone

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Sometimes I like to live alone, all by myself.

Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes explores all the things that make being all alone wondrous.

When you are alone, you can do all sorts of things--pretend you are tiny (or enormous), hear things other people can't hear, and see things they can't see. Being alone is fine--sometimes.

Kevin Henkes's first book makes it clear that he remembers his own childhood and respects that time in others. His remarkable paintings have a life and luminescence that are unforgettable.

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9780060541156
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All Kinds of Awesome

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What kind of awesome will you be?

Jess Hitchman's joyful, playful picture book, All Kinds of Awesome, celebrates children finding their passions and embracing their own awesomeness, and is paired with adorable illustrations by Vivienne To of a diverse and multicultural group of kids, all coming together on the final line of: You will always be awesome to me.

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9781250245250
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All the Colors We Are/Todos Los Colores de Nuestra Piel: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color/La Historia de Por Qué Tenemos Diferentes Colores de P

$17.95
The essential resource for 20 years!

Celebrate the essence of one way we are all special and different from one another--our skin color! This bilingual (English/Spanish) book offers children a simple, scientifically accurate explanation about how our skin color is determined by our ancestors, the sun, and melanin. It's also filled with colorful photographs that capture the beautiful variety of skin tones. Reading this book frees children from the myths and stereotypes associated with skin color and helps them build positive identities as they accept, understand, and value our rich and diverse world. Unique activity ideas are included to help you extend the conversation with children.

Katie Kissinger, MA, is an author, activist, educator for social justice, and an early childhood education college instructor. She is founder and a board member of Threads of Justice Collective, an informal group of educators who work together to promote social and cultural justice for all children and families. Katie lives near Portland, Oregon.

Chris Bohnhoff earned a degree in English from Carleton College and then attended the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Chris takes pictures in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and beyond.

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9781605540795
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Alone!

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$16.95
A richly illustrated laugh-out-loud tale with a gentle message

There once was a boy called Billy McGill
who lived by himself at the top of a hill.
He spent every day in his house all alone
for Billy McGill liked to be on his own...

One day Billy hears the squeak of a mouse, which destroys his peaceful existence. So he gets a cat to catch the mouse. But the cat and the mouse make friends. So he gets a dog to chase the cat. But they all play together. So then he gets a bear... then a tiger... and on it goes, until Billy's house is so filled with animals that he has to move out. Will he find that he still craves peace and quiet, or is it better to have company and friends? This a laugh-out-loud story of growing chaos, with a subtle message about how it's good to have friends.

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9781843654858
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Always By My Side: A Stuffie Story

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A celebration of the special connection that exists between a young child and their comfort stuffed animal.

Follow a little boy as he gradually outgrows the need for the constant presence for his comforting companion--a stuffed green dinosaur. But as the stuffed animal narrates, none of us grow out of loving our favorite toys, and, perhaps, they never stop loving us back. When you need a loving hug, or a cuddle of reassurance, or just someone to play with, fuzzy creatures big and small, short and tall, will always be your friend.

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9780593173824
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Amara and the Bats

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Environmental activism gets a nocturnal twist in this utterly charming picture book about a young girl and her mission to save the bats!

Amara loves bats! Her favorite thing to do is to collect bat facts and watch the amazing mammals fly at night by her house. But when Amara moves to a new town, she learns that her beloved bats no longer roost nearby because so many trees are being cut down.

Amara is upset. What can she do to help? She's just one person, and the problem feels so much bigger than her. But after doing some research, she discovers that there are many young people making big changes all around the world. Inspired to take action, Amara gathers her new friends to help save the bats. Together, she knows they can make a difference!

Emma Reynolds crafts an inspiring story about community action, perseverance, and what to do in the face of climate anxiety. At its heart, this is a story about hope and finding a place to call home.

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9781534469013
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Amazing Animal Atlas

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$28.95
From the great winding Ganges river in India to the thick conifer forests of northern Europe, travel across the glbobe to discover the rich variety of animals that share our blue planet. Written by zoologist Dr. Nick Crumpton and fully illustrated throughout, this fascinating fact-filled book will be treasured for generations.
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