Children's Books

Perkin's Perfect Purple: How a Boy Created Color with Chemistry

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$18.99
The fascinating true story of groundbreaking chemist William Perkin, who used the scientific method to invent a new way for creating the color purple.
Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. Making purple was tricky. The dye was concocted from a certain snail, and later, from plants, bugs, and rocks. Then it had to be soaked in minerals and . . . urine! The process was very complicated and expensive (not to mention smelly!).
Until 1856, when a boy named William Henry Perkin invented a new way. While testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria, he found that his experiment resulted in something else -- something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic PURPLE. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all.
Authors Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn craft a compelling tale, and Francesca Sanna's dynamic art is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.
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Pete the Cat's Groovy Imagination

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$18.99

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

When a cloudy gray sky cancels Pete the Cat's beach day plans, a big box is all he needs to beat the rainy-day blues.

Pete the Cat wants to go surfing, but he looks outside and--oh no!--it's gray and rainy. Does Pete get sad? No, he doesn't! Instead, he finds a really big and GROOVY box. Find out in this epic adventure just where Pete's imagination takes him.

From the authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling Pete the Cat series, James and Kimberly Dean, this out-of-the-box picture book is reminiscent of Pete favorites like Magic Sunglasses and perfect for fans of Not a Box by Antoinette Portis.

Don't miss Pete's other adventures, including Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes, Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues, Pete the Cat and the New Guy, Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie, Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes, and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party, and Pete the Cat: Crayons Rock!.

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Pete the Cat: Talent Show Trouble

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Rock out with Pete the Cat and Grumpy Toad in this brand-new book from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team Kimberly and James Dean. Includes over 30 cool stickers!

Pete the Cat's school is hosting a fun talent show! Pete knows just what to sign up for--playing the guitar. But when he writes his name on the list, he is surprised to see Grumpy Toad also signed up for the same talent.

Join Pete the Cat and Grumpy Toad as they learn about the importance of teamwork and friendship!

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Pig the Pug

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$14.99
A hilarious book about learning to share from the much loved, awarding winning author and illustrator Aaron Blabey.

Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug. He has all the bouncy balls, bones, and chew toys a dog could ever want yet he refuses to share with his poor friend, Trevor. Little does he know, however, that being greedy has its consquences. Join Pig as he learns to share - the hard way!Young readers will love the irresistbly quirky and funny illustrations that are paired with a relatable lesson of learning to share with others. For dog and pet lovers everywhere.
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Pigeon HAS to Go to School!

$16.99
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
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9781368046459
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Pigeon Wants a Puppy!

$16.99
He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take really good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy?The latest book in the best-selling Pigeon series is the funniest one yet.
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Piglette

$17.99
Will a pristine piglet find perfection in Paris?

Piglette can be a bit particular by her siblings' standards. She always wants everything to be perfect. While her many brothers and sisters like rolling in the mud, Piglette prefers pampering in a mud bath. While her siblings eat slop, Piglette prefers pastries. But what she's most passionate about is flowers. She loves to smell the lilies and lilacs in the pasture. So Piglette decides her precise nose is destined for the perfume shops of Paris!

But Piglette soon realizes that there's nothing more precious than the pleasant scents of home, and she finds a way to bring a little Parisian perfection back where she belongs. Debut author Kateyln Aronson and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne have created an unforgettable, playful piglet who stays true to herself and the message that home is where the heart is.

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Piglette's Perfect Surprise

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$17.99
Katelyn Aronson and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Eva Byrne return with the sequel to Piglette, which Booklist praised: Hand this crowd-pleaser to fans of Ian Falconer's Olivia and Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy.

Piglette returns to Paris in search of the perfect present for Madame Paradee. When Piglette comes across a posh patisserie, she decides she will make the most extravagant cake the public has ever seen. But despite all her practice, her cake does not turn out as planned, and Piglette learns that sometimes perfection can be found in the simplest pleasures.

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Planet Power: Explore the World's Renewable Energy

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Explore six renewable energy technologies that are used around the world! Accessible verse and lush illustrations introduce children to important information about how we can harness the planet's natural resources including wind, water and sun. Inset boxes define new words like "turbine," while extensive endnotes further explain the science behind each power source and the benefits of clean energy.
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Plants (Multilingual Board Book)

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$10.95

"Stunning new series..." --Let's Talk Picture Books

"Best Children's Books of 2021" ―Tinybeans

"Attractive paper collages...cut and layered to create arresting images. Lovely." --Kirkus Reviews

Bird. Oiseau. Pájaro. In this delightful board book, explore words of the world and learn the names of a variety of colorful birds in the six most widely spoken languages.

Curious minds will love the playful, brightly colored collages and multilingual exploration of birds and their names from around the world.

This beautiful board book pairs gorgeous collages of eighteen types of birds with their names across the six most popular languages worldwide: English, Spanish, French, Hindi, Chinese (Mandarin), and Arabic, as well as the language of universal friendship, Esperanto.

This book is the perfect size for little hands, and children (and parents) will enjoy testing out each word and identifying similarities in sounds across languages as well as the names that stand out.

The Words of the World board book series encourages multilingual exploration and curiosity about our world among young readers. Each book promotes language learning through playful and sophisticated collages and even includes phonetic pronunciation for Hindi, Chinese, and Arabic.

Language is a powerful tool that binds us together across cultures, and developing our skills beyond a single language helps us to expand our ability to:

  • Problem-solve and use critical-thinking skills
  • Consider other people's perspectives
  • Become aware of our surroundings
  • A perfect gift to help spark curiosity, a love of learning, and language skills in young readers. Printed on FSC-certified paper with vegetable inks.

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    Please Don't Change My Diaper!

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    What toddler likes getting their diaper changed? In this hilarious rhyming book, a little boy sees his world crumble around him as his mother prepares to change his diaper. But surrounded by a little love and feeling fresh and clean, he realizes that things may not be so terrible after all . . . unless he ever needs his diaper changed again! Fun for babies, toddlers, and parents alike, this humorous book brings to life a scene familiar to all parents.
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    Poems from When We Were Very Young

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    First published in 1924--two years before Winnie-the-Pooh--A. A. Milne's When We Were Very Young is among the most familiar and cherished works in children's literature. A whimsical celebration of childhood, Milne wrote the collection for his three-year-old son, and the poems have been read and sung to children for decades since. Now, Rosemary Wells brings her signature cast of animal and child characters to a dozen of Milne's best-loved poems, including "Disobedience," "The King's Breakfast," and "Buckingham Palace" (which stars the one and only Christopher Robin). This musical and memorable edition is by turns traditional and modern, with both delightful charm and wry sensibility.
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    9781324016533
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    Poppy y Sam: Que Hora Es?

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    9780794545703
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    Por vosotros (For You)

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    This poetic tribute to fathers and mothers follows the journey of one family through the ups and downs of life over many years. A pleasantly colorful celebration of family love.

    Parents love us, protect us, teach us, help us, and offer a secure, comfortable shelter for us to feel protected. Their love is beyond measure, they are willing to do anything to make us happy. But us children also feel the same way. We can surely perceive when our father feels blue or sense the fatigue our mother tries to hide. If only we could make your worries vanish for good...

    We would do anything for you. We would eat all the vegetables, without grumbling. We would face up to all our fears. We would magically solve all of your problems. Time may pass, but you are always there to catch us when we fall, and we will make sure to be there to hold you when you are down.

    Un poético tributo a los padres y madres que sigue el viaje de una familia a través de los altibajos de la vida durante los años. Una celebración del amor familiar llena de color.

    Los padres nos aman, nos protegen, nos enseñan, nos ayudan y nos ofrecen un refugio seguro y cómodo para que nos sintamos protegidos. Su amor va más allá de toda medida, están dispuestos a hacer cualquier cosa para hacernos felices. Pero los niños también sentimos lo mismo. Podemos percibir cuando papá está preocupado o sentir el cansancio que nuestra madre intenta ocultar. Si tan solo pudiéramos hacer desaparecer sus preocupaciones para siempre...

    Haríamos cualquier cosa por vosotros. Nos comeríamos, sin rechistar, todas las verduras. Nos enfrentaríamos, con valentía, a todos nuestros miedos, solucionaríamos, por arte de magia, todas vuestras penas. Aunque el tiempo avance, vosotros siempre estáis ahí para atraparnos cuando caemos, y nosotros nos aseguraremos de estar ahí para abrazaros cuando os sintáis tristes.

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    9788418302084
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    Portrait in Poems: The Storied Life of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

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    The stories, paintings and early twentieth-century Paris of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, come to life in this charming and innovative picture book biography, told in clever second-person free verse.

    Here's an insider's tour of the fascinating lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, amusingly addressed directly to the reader ("The next time you go to Paris ..."). It explores the couple's art collection, their famous writer and artist friends and even their dog, Basket. It also describes how Gertrude's book The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas was not about Alice, but was more about Gertrude herself! A celebration of creativity and the creative process, this original and very readable picture book biography champions two women who dared to live unconventional lives. In playful free verse, author Evie Robillard offers a unique introduction to one of the most influential figures of twentieth-century art and literature. It includes twelve child-friendly quotations from Stein's work, such as: "It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing." Illustrator Rachel Katstaller's fun yet detailed art delightfully evokes the time and place of the text. Touching on literature, history, writing and the visual arts, this biography offers loads of direct curriculum applications. Back matter includes a time line, "snapshots," sources and an author's note with further background.

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    Poultrygeist

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    From a debut picture-book author and a #1 New York Times best-selling illustrator, a wry take on "Why did the chicken cross the road?" that gives a whole new meaning to "the Other Side." Cock-a-doodle-BOO!

    It's punny. It's spooky. It's a meta picture book that puts a fresh spin on an old joke and elevates chicken comedy to ghastly new levels. A little spring chicken crosses the road but quickly gets flattened under a semitruck. The barnyard beasts who've gone before break the news: now that Chicken's fried--dispatched to the Other Side--Chicken has a job, an unwanted job, as a noisy troublemaking ghost. This fowl may be weak in the beak, but Chicken knows that scaring people isn't nice. There is such a thing as a friendly ghost, after all--isn't there? Loaded with laughs and shivers, this Halloween-ready treat features ghoulishly funny art by the illustrator of the #1 New York Times best-selling Bad Seed series. Let the haunting begin!

    No chickens were harmed in the making of this book.

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    9781536210507
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    Predators: Pocket Books

    $4.99
    Loaded with cool profiles, color photographs and bite-sized facts, the latest addition to the series is the perfect package: just enough information about animal predators in just the right size. Don't go exploring without it!
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    9781610675956
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    Pride Puppy!

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    "[A] sheer delight and will be a welcome addition to shelves everywhere. Highly--and proudly--recommended." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    "This engaging introduction to Pride parades for the youngest readers successfully testifies to the warmth and power of queer community." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

    A young child and their family are having a wonderful time together celebrating Pride Day--meeting up with Grandma, making new friends and eating ice cream. But then something terrible happens: their dog gets lost in the parade! Luckily, there are lots of people around to help reunite the pup with his family.

    This rhyming alphabet book tells a lively story, with rich, colorful illustrations that will have readers poring over every detail as they spot items starting with each of the letters of the alphabet. An affirming and inclusive book that offers a joyful glimpse of a Pride parade and the vibrant community that celebrates this day each year.

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    9781459824843
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    Princess and the Pea

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    Bedtime Classics: charmingly illustrated board book editions of perennial favorites, simplified for the youngest readers!

    Bedtime Classics introduce classic works of fiction to little literary scholars through character-driven narratives and colorful illustrations. Designed to be the perfect one-minute bedtime story (or five minutes--if you're begged to read it over and over), parents can feel good about exposing their children to some of the most iconic pieces of literature while building their child's bookshelf with these trendy editions!

    A King and Queen invite all the princesses in the land to their palace to find a proper suitor for their son, the prince. But when an unconventional princess stumbles through the castle gates, she's put to the ultimate test. By setting a pea under a large stack of mattresses, the royal family will discover if the girl is princess material once and for all.

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    9780593115527
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    Professor Astro Cat's Space Rockets

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    Introducing the latest book in the Professor Astro Cat series of compelling science books for kids, now for younger readers!

    Greetings, fellow space travelers! Have you ever wondered how a rocket works? Do you dream of becoming an astronaut? Then come along as we find out all the exciting ways we can reach space. Professor Astro Cat's latest adventure leads young readers through the wonders of space travel. Easy-to-understand facts and descriptions introduce rockets, spaceships, satellites and the space station. Get ready for blastoff!

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    9781911171942
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    Proudest Color

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    For me, brown is more than feeling proud.
    It's the color I see when I see
    me.

    Zahra sees the world in vivid color. When she's happy, she feels a razzle-dazzle pink in her hands. When she's sad, she feels a deep blue behind her eyes. But she isn't quite sure how to feel about the color of her skin. Kids at school tell her she is different, but her mother tells her to be proud! From a diverse team and based on extensive research, The Proudest Color is a timely, sensitive introduction to race, racism, and racial pride.

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    9781641705783
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    Pura's Cuentos: How Pura Belpré Reshaped Libraries with Her Stories

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    A lyrical, vibrant tribute to the amazing life and legacy of Pura Belpré, a lauded storyteller, librarian, and pioneer of bilingual storytimes

    Pura's abuela always has a cuento to share. She crows ¡Qui-qui-ri-quí! for Señor Gallo, booms Borom, Borom for Señor Zapo, and tells of a beautiful cockroach who loves a mouse. Pura clings to these stories like coquíes cling to green leaves.

    When Pura grows up and moves from Puerto Rico to Harlem, she gets a job at the library, where she is surrounded by stories--but they're only in English. Where is Señor Gallo? Where is Pérez the mouse? Where is Puerto Rico on these shelves? She decides to tell children the tales of her homeland in English and in Spanish.

    Lyrically written, with lively illustrations, Pura's Cuentos captures the exuberant spirit and passion of Pura Belpré celebrated storyteller, author, folklorist, and the first Latina librarian in New York City. A pioneer of bilingual storytimes, she welcomed countless new families to the library, formed cultural bridges in her community, and broke the rules by telling stories that weren't printed in books--at least, not yet.

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    9781419749414
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    Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

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    In 1889, New York reporter Nellie Bly--inspired by Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days--began a circumnavigation she hoped to complete in less time. Her trip was sponsored by her employer, The World. Just hours after her ship set out across the Atlantic, another New York publication put writer Elizabeth Bisland on a westbound train. Bisland was headed around the world in the opposite direction, thinking she could beat Bly's time. Only one woman could win the race, but both completed their journeys in record time.

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    9780807500101
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    Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama

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    This visual celebration of Michelle Obama from an official White House photographer is perfect for young readers who want to know more about a beloved former First Lady.

    This stunning and revealing collection of seventy photographs, coupled with personal reflections and behind-the-scenes stories, captures and celebrates Mrs. Obama's White House years and her dedication to improving the lives of young people in the United States and around the world.

    As a former official White House photographer, Amanda Lucidon shares an insider's view on the role of the First Lady by documenting life at the White House and sharing personal memories that reveal what makes Mrs. Obama so special.

    The collection also includes:
    - The role of the First Lady, past and present
    - What a White House photographer does
    - The history of the People's House and the people who lived there
    - And much more!

    Newly adapted in a deluxe format for young readers from the New York Times bestseller Chasing Light, Reach Higher is a beautiful celebration of Michelle Obama and powerful reminder of the impact of a remarkable First Lady.

    Praise for adult edition, Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer:
    Michelle Obama, with dignity, grace, and respect, has taught and inspired all of us to chase what is good, right, and just. --Congressman John Lewis

    This awesome collection of images reminds us of how powerful the role of First Lady has evolved to become. . . . It is a joyous collection. --Meryl Streep

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    9780525644002
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    Read To Your Toddler Every Day: 20 folktales to read aloud

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    Science tells us that young children develop best when they are read to. In this follow-up to Read to Your Baby Every Day, soothe your toddler with retellings of traditional folk tales, fairy tales, and fables from around the world paired with images of Chloe Giordano's charming hand-embroidered illustrations on cloth.

    Every tale is the perfect length to read aloud to your toddler before bedtime and carries a message of empathy, friendship, and care for the world around us. Bond with your toddler and help them grow as you read to them these timeless stories:

  • THE THREE WISHES, Scandinavia
  • THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER, Ancient Rome
  • BRER RABBIT AND THE WELL, North America
  • HOW THE BEAR LOST HIS TAIL, Iroquois
  • THE MAGIC PEAR TREE, China
  • WHY THE BANANAS BELONG TO THE MONKEY, Brazil
  • THE FISHERMAN AND THE GENIE, Syria
  • THE RAINBOW SERPENT, Indigenous Australia
  • ​THE STONECUTTER, Japan
  • KING MIDAS, Ancient Greece
  • THE CLEVER LITTLE TURTLE, Mexico
  • ANANSI AND THE TURTLE, Caribbean
  • THE SCRUFFY DUCKLING, Denmark
  • A BAG FULL OF STORIES, Cambodia
  • THE MICE AND THE ELEPHANTS, India
  • THE FEAST, Mali
  • SNOWFLAKE, THE SNOW CHILD, Russia
  • WHY CATS CHASE MICE, Nigeria
  • THE LION AND THE THORN, Ancient Greece
  • HOW THE WREN BECAME KING OF THE BIRDS, Ireland
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