Children's Books

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

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$17.99
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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Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean

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$8.99
Mr. Fish and his friends have noticed something strange in their ocean--a big, big MESS! How did it get there? What can they do about it? The closer they look, the more they see where the mess came from . . . and they'll have to work together to get rid of it. This jacketed hardcover in the New York Times-bestselling Pout-Pout Fish series from Deborah Diesen and illustrator Dan Hanna, The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean, will teach little guppies how to take responsibility for their actions and for the environment.
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9780374314644
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Predators: Pocket Books

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$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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President of the Jungle

$17.99
In this fabulous and funny introduction to how elections work, the animals decide they are tired of their king and that it is time to vote for a president.

Lion may be King of the jungle, but lately he only seems to care about himself. His subjects are fed up, so they decide to try something new--hold an election! Once Owl explains the rules, the fun begins, and Snake, Sloth, and Monkey all announce they will be candidates. But oh no, Lion is going to run too! It's a wild campaign season as the animals hold rallies, debate, and even take a selfie or two, trying to prove why they'd make the best president of the jungle.

This funny, non-partisan story features lively illustrations, a helpful glossary, and colorful characters who have an infectious enthusiasm for the election process.

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9781984814746
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Prince & Knight: Tale of the Shadow King

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$17.99
This follow-up to Prince & Knight is an inclusive, modern fairy tale for young readers!

Praise for Prince & Knight:
"Victorious . . . the premier queer-friendly fairy tale." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"An illuminating fairy tale for young readers to be able to see that not every prince would like to marry a princess." -School Library Journal

"A colorful and entertaining tale exploring sexuality, acceptance, and young love." -Booklist

Have you heard the thrilling tale
of the prince and his dear knight?
Their love for one another
inspired everyone in sight.

Our brave and dashing heroes, the prince and the knight, are happily married and their kingdom is prospering, but soon, a fog of darkness that blocks the sun spreads across their land. They get word that the cause of this is a dark and mysterious Shadow King, and they rush off to find and stop him, but encounter many obstacles along the way. Will they be able to restore the light to their kingdom?

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Princess and the Pea

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$7.99
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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$13.99
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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Questions and Answers about the Weather

$14.99
This fascinating book answers all kinds of questions about the weather. Lift the flaps to discover where, how, why, what, which, who, yes or no. This latest addition to the popular Q&A series answers over 60 fascinating questions about the weather!
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9780794545048
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Race Around the World: The True Story of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland

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$16.99

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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Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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$17.99
Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award
Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art world had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message that art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.
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9780316213882
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Reach Higher: An Inspiring Photo Celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama

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$19.99
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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    Rechenka's Eggs

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    Old Babushka, known throughout all of Moskva for her beautifully painted eggs, is preparing her eggs for the Easter Festival when she takes in an injured goose. She names the goose Rechenka, and they live happily together until one day when Rechenka accidentally overturns a basket, breaking all of Babushka's lovingly crafted eggs.

    But the next morning Babushka has a surprise awaiting her in the basket. She cries: A miracle! It is one of many in this charmingly told tale of friendship and caring.

    With vibrant illustrations, Patricia Polacco has joyously re-created the flavor of Old Moscow and its festivals. The eggs, stunningly colored and intricately designed, are authentic reproductions of eggs painted in the Ukrainian style. Rechenka's Eggs is a timeless story of classic beauty.

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    9780698113855
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    Red

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    $9.99

    In this poignant story, a girl finds it funny when her classmate starts blushing on the school playground. Her friends laugh along with her, but one student takes the teasing too far. Torn between her sympathy for her classmate and her fear of the bully, the girl must make a difficult choice.

    This heartfelt book will inspire readers to find the courage to take a stance against bullying and show compassion towards others.

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    9780802855565
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    Red Alert! Endangered Animals Around the World

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    $17.99
    An interactive look at endangered animals imploring readers to discover fifteen species facing extinction.

    Inspired and endorsed by the Red List database of animals in peril maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) this brightly illustrated book introduces species from six different habitats on six continents. Blending approachable text, secondary facts and lush art, Red Alert! offers full portraits of animals such as the Chinese giant salamander, the snow leopard, the blue whale, and the giant panda, and provides young activists additional resources for how they can help save these beautiful creatures.

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    9781580898393
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    Red Bunny & Yellow Bunny

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    One day, Red Bunny meets Yellow Bunny. They fall in love and have a cute little baby. What color will that baby be? And when that bunny has babies, what colors will they be?

    The high-contrast words and shapes are perfect for the youngest eyes and the fun story will keep kids engaged. This sweet board book is a great introduction to colors and the concept of diversity.

    Praise for Claire Garralon:
    "Little readers will adore the clean-cut illustrations and sharply contrasted compositions that burst with color at the book's end. And who can't love these little guys? They are adorable as they romp and play."--Kirkus on Black Cat & White Cat

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    9781492680147
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    Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

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    This rich introduction to the life of a tree by Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert is a celebration of nature featuring a child's connection to a sugar maple tree.

    Ehlert blends bold graphics, vibrant colors, and precise details in her watercolor collage alongside found objects like seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative work of early nonfiction. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, how to make a bird treat, and other facts about trees. Children and adults will feel inspired to take a closer look at the nature in their own backyards.

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    9780152661977
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    Red Ranger Came Calling

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    $9.99
    Using glowing, hypnotic images and a funny, provocative text, the author relives his father's most amazing Christmas. "Red Ranger from Mars" Breathed, while on a visit to his aunt on an island, discovers a hermit named Saunder Clos who is rumored to be the actual Santa Claus. Though not believing in Santa himself, Red decides to investigate - and to ask the legendary figure for a Red Ranger bicycle. And his strange and bittersweet meeting with Saunder Clos leads to the most remarkable bicycle ever delivered on a Christmas morning.
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    9780316102490
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    Red Riding Hood

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    $20.00
    Written over a century ago but never illustrated, Beatrix Potter's slightly darker take on the classic The Tale of Red Riding Hood comes to life with beautiful illustrations from Helen Oxenbury.

    Once upon a time there was a village child who was so pretty--so pretty as never was seen. The good woman, her mother, made the child a little hood of scarlet flannel. Wherever she went she wore it; and the folks called her Little Red Riding Hood.

    Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark forthright narration and wry observations, this unique take on the popular tale is sure to become as popular as her original stories. Award-winning illustrator Helen Oxenbury's illustrations complement the original text with moments of beauty, tension, and humor.

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    9780241375341
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    Red Yellow Blue

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    $17.99
    Red loves being red! Apples, wagons, fire trucks -- he thinks all the best things are red! Yellow admires Red's roses, but Red just wants to be left to mind his own business -- why can't Yellow mind hers?

    But when Yellow and Blue go off to make frogs, shamrocks, and caterpillars, Red realizes that he may be missing out. The possibilities are endless when the colors work together!

    Includes a Note to Parents and Caregivers with more information on encouraging empathy and cooperation.

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    9781433830303
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    Regina Is NOT a Little Dinosaur: NOT a Little Dinosaur

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    $17.99
    Meet a young dinosaur seeking her independence in this hilarious picture book from the author of WOLF CAMP and SWEETY.

    When Regina's mother heads off to hunt, she tells her little dinosaur: stay in the nest and be mama's good little carnivore. But just who is she calling little?! Regina is big! And she has all the tools to hunt herself: a fear-inducing predator stare, a terrifying roar, and an uncanny ability to camouflage. And so Regina sets off on her first real hunt, all alone. ROAR! Along the way, she meets some truly huge dinosaurs, and hilariously, and miserably, fails at catching anything. What if she has to live her life as an.... herbivore?! Little kids everywhere will recognize themselves in Andrea Zuill's intrepid young dino--eager for independence, but still very much needing the safety and comfort of home.

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    9780593127285
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    Remarkably You

    $17.99

    Heartfelt and timeless, Remarkably You is an inspirational manifesto about all of the things--little or small, loud or quiet--that make us who we are. Great for sharing and gifting, especially to celebrate your remarkable graduate.

    New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller celebrates individuality in her remarkable picture book about the beauty of being yourself.

    With encouraging text and exuberant illustrations by Patrice Barton, readers will delight in all the ways they can be their remarkable selves.

    You might go unnoticed, or shine like a star,

    but wherever you go and whoever you are...

    don't change how you act to be just like the rest.

    Believe in yourself and the things you do best.

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    9780062427588
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    Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship

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    $16.99
    A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

    Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.

    Rescue thought he'd grow up to be a Seeing Eye dog -- it's the family business, after all. When he gets the news that he's better suited to being a service dog, he's worried that he's not up to the task. Then he meets Jessica, a girl whose life is turning out differently than the way she'd imagined it, too. Now Jessica needs Rescue by her side to help her accomplish everyday tasks. And it turns out that Rescue can help Jessica see after all: a way forward, together, one step at a time. An endnote from the authors tells more about the training and extraordinary abilities of service dogs, particularly their real-life best friend and black lab, Rescue.

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    9780763696047
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    RESPECT: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

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    Winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustration Award! From a New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed illustrator comes this vibrant portrait of Aretha Franklin that pays her the R-E-S-P-E-C-T this Queen of Soul deserves.

    Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church where her soaring voice spanned more than three octaves.

    Her string of hit songs earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," multiple Grammy Awards, and a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. But Aretha didn't just raise her voice in song, she also spoke out against injustice and fought for civil rights.

    This authoritative, rhythmic, Coretta Scott King Illustration Award-winning picture book biography will captivate young readers with Aretha's inspiring story.

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    9781534452282
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    Right This Very Minute: A Table-To-Farm Book about Food and Farming

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    $17.99
    What's that you say? You're hungry? Right this very minute? Then you need a farmer. You have the stories of so many right here on your table! Award winners Lisl H. Detlefsen and Renee Kurilla's delicious celebration of food and farming is sure to inspire readers of all ages to learn more about where their food comes from - right this very minute!
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    9781948898003
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