Children's Books

Rise Up and Write It: With Real Mail, Posters, and More!

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$16.99

Rise Up and Write It combines a celebration of civic engagement with the hands-on fun of real pull-out examples of activism tools and is sure to encourage young readers to want to get up and get involved.

The book comes complete with a pull-out letter to the mayor, a ready-to-sign petition, a community meeting poster, a protest sign--and more!

When Farah Patel realizes that the butterflies have disappeared from her neighborhood, she discovers that it's likely because there aren't enough flowers to attract them. She can't help but think, "This isn't right."

Luckily enough, Grove Hills is looking for ideas on what to do with the empty lot next door. And Farah has the perfect one--make it into a community garden to bring back a little green to their block! But when Farah finds out that she isn't the only one with a plan for the future of Grove Hills, she'll have to turn to her community for help.

Open the six envelopes inside to follow along with the story Farah as she rises up and brings her neighborhood together.

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9780063029590
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Roar Like a Dandelion

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$17.99

*** #1 Amazon Bestseller ***

** Four starred reviews **

* A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2019 *

From Ruth Krauss, the celebrated children's book author of The Carrot Seed and A Hole Is to Dig, comes this never-before-published book of witty one-liners--brought to life by Geisel Honor-winning artist Sergio Ruzzier.

Dance with a leaf.

Jump like a raindrop.

Sit in the sun and shine.

Not since A Hole Is to Dig and Open House for Butterflies have we seen such electric and playful words on a page.

This imaginative story from Ruth Krauss--one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time--and celebrated artist Sergio Ruzzier is a remarkable collaboration that captures the timeless spirit of Krauss's signature wit and humor. Paired with Ruzzier's irresistible drawings, this story will delight readers of all ages and inspire them to roar like dandelions.

A perfect gift for the holidays, Valentine's Day, and graduation!

"An abecedarian catalog of delights." --Kirkus (starred review)

"Each page offers its own adventure; taken together, the spreads create an irresistible, deliciously subversive invitation to turn one's back on the tiresome." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"With a nod to the fanciful, this alphabetic listing of activities invites readers' imaginations to soar." --School Library Journal (starred review)

"Ruzzier creates a visual narrative with reoccurring characters. This small gem will encourage imaginative wordplay and movement." --Shelf Awareness (starred review)

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9780062680075
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ROAR-chestra!: A Wild Story of Musical Words

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An animated conductor and his orchestra of animals let the words move them in this engaging exploration of some beautiful and inspiring musical terms.In this simple introduction to seven musical terms, Robert Heidbreder's rhythmic poetry is paired with Duýan Petričic's exuberant illustrations to perfectly convey the terms' meanings. Each term is first featured on a spread beside an image of a conductor animatedly leading his (unseen) orchestra in alignment with the term. Turn the page, and we find a short line of text that provides a succinct physical definition of the term, along with expressive art showcasing the animal orchestra using movement to interpret the description. For glissando, we find: "Gently gliding, slipping, sliding," with an image of animals flowing across the pages as if rolling on a wave. For fortissimo, the text reads, "Loudly crashing --- stomping, stamping," while the animals are shown with their heads thrown back and their mouths wide open, roaring for all the world to hear. It's a performance so enticing, readers won't be able to resist joining in!This unique picture book provides an engaging and entertaining way for children to understand and remember the meanings of these common musical terms (all Italian and great fun to pronounce). But it is also sure to inspire readers to get up and move, following and mimicking the animals, or, perhaps, playing the conductor. An excellent choice for any unit on music, this book offers an accessible and effective way to learn musical terms as well as a fun opportunity to play with music.
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9781525302749
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Rock from the Sky

$18.99
Look up! From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the Hat Trilogy comes a new deadpan gem.

There is a spot.
It is a good spot.
It is the perfect spot to stand.
There is no reason to ever leave.
But somewhere above there is also a rock.
A rock from the sky.

Here comes The Rock from the Sky, a hilarious meditation on the workings of friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions, and that funny feeling you get that there's something off somewhere, but you just can't put your finger on it. Merging broad visual suspense with wry wit, celebrated picture book creator Jon Klassen gives us a wholly original comedy for the ages.

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9781536215625
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Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop

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Carole Boston Weatherford, once again, delivers a resounding testament and reminder, that hip-hop is a flavorful slice of larger cultural cake. And to be hip-hop-to truly be it-we must remember that we are also funk, jazz, soul, folktale, and poetry. We must remember that . . . we are who we are! ―Jason Reynolds, New York Times best-selling author

Starting with its attention-getting cover, this picture book does an excellent job of capturing the essence of rap . . . This tribute to hip hop culture will appeal to a wide audience, and practically demands multiple readings. ―Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

No way around it, this book is supa-dupa fly, with lush illustrations anchored in signature hip-hop iconography for the future of the global hip-hop nation. ―Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

With short, rhyming lines and dramatic portraits of performers, the creative team behind How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace offers a dynamic introduction to hip-hop. . . . This artful introduction to one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century pulses with the energy and rhythm of its subject. ―Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book!

A generation voicing
stories, hopes, and fears
founds a hip-hop nation.
Say holler if you hear.

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. Kids will learn about how it evolved from folktales, spirituals, and poetry, to the showmanship of James Brown, to the culture of graffiti art and break dancing that formed around the art form and gave birth to the musical artists we know today. Written in lyrical rhythm by award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford and complete with flowing, vibrant illustrations by Frank Morrison, this book beautifully illustrates how hip-hop is a language spoken the whole world 'round, and it features a foreword by Swizz Beatz, a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop rapper, DJ, and record producer.

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9781499804119
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Round and Round the Garden

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$4.99
"Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear. One step, two steps, a tickle under there! Join Teddy Bear and his friends in this charming version of the much-loved rhyme for little ones."--Back cover.
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9780794548476
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RRRalph

$7.99
Lois Ehlert's classic story about a very special talking dog named Rrralph is now available as a Classic Board Book!

Meet Rrralph, the talking dog! He's the smartest pup around, and he can tell you all about whether the path is rough, rough on his paws, or whether he wants to come inside. (Yep, yep, he does!)

Featuring Lois Ehlert's signature bold and playful collage illustrations and funny call-and-response text, RRRalph is sure to get little ones laughing (and talking to their dogs!).

This book is now available as a Classic Board Book, perfect for the youngest of readers.

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9781481452113
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Rudolf Nureyev

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From the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Rudolf Nureyev, one of the greatest male ballet dancers of all time.

Rudolf fell in love with dance as a child. But he was not allowed to go to ballet school until he was 17. There, he had to make up for lost time and hone his skills to compete with the other dancers. As a professional, he dazzled audiences with sensational performances and star power. He went on to become a world-renowned choreographer and master of perfection in dance. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the dancer's life.

Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

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9781786037916
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Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale

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When a boy goes to the market to buy food and comes home with an old wok instead, his parents wonder what they'll eat for dinner. But then the wok rolls out of the poor family's house with a skippity-hoppity-ho! and returns from the rich man's home with a feast in tow!

With spirited text and lively illustrations, this story reminds readers about the importance of generosity.

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9780525420682
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Sadiq Wants to Stitch

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Sadiq loves stitching colorful patterns on rugs. However, his Ammi reminds him that boys in his community don't stitch, they tend to the livestock. But Sadiq is determined to pursue his passion. This winsome tale that defies gender norms and talks about a fading shepherd craft of Kashmir, is written by Mamta Nainy, and illustrated through watercolor vistas by renowned artist Niloufer Wadia. Suitable for gender equality book collections and diverse or multicultural book collections, this book was shortlisted for The Hindu Young World GoodBooks Award 2019, received an honorable mention at the Neev Literature Festival, 2019 and was nominated for the Jarul Book Children's Choice Award in 2019.
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9788193388914
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Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream

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Michael Jordan's mother and sister team up for this heartwarming and inspirational picture book about faith and hope and how any family working together can help a child make his or her dreams come true.

Michael Jordan.

The mere mention of the name conjures up visions of basketball played at its absolute best. But as a child, Michael almost gave up on his hoop dreams, all because he feared he'd never grow tall enough to play the game that would one day make him famous.

That's when his mother and father stepped in and shared the invaluable lesson of what really goes into the making of a champion--patience, determination, and hard work.

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9780689833717
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Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids

$14.99

This remarkable story shows what can happen when we choose to help. Kids will discover that we can all make a difference--no matter how big or small we are and no matter how big or small the task.

Based on the New York Times bestseller Same Kind of Different As Me, which sold more than a million copies worldwide and inspired the major motion picture, this book tells the true story of Denver Moore and Ron Hall, who also created the delightful illustrations in this book.

Share the power of friendship and faith with your children.

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9780718091798
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Sandcastle

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Step inside a sumptuous sandcastle packed with amazing and amusing visual details for a beach day that's fit for royalty.

A young girl loves building sandcastles. But not just any sandcastles. She builds one so big and grand and lovely that all the royals of the world come to visit. There are banquets and balls and tournaments, a greenhouse for cacti, a staircase for skateboarding, and ice cream around the clock. Everyone seems to be having fun, until they discover sand in the royal almond strudel . . . and the fig milk bath . . . and everywhere! With a keen eye for the absurd, author-illustrator Einat Tsarfati invites readers beyond the crocodile moat to explore the intricately detailed, increasingly wild festivities that echo the arc of a day at the beach, from euphoria to gritty discomfort. The diverse cast of regal guests, from a Rapunzel-esque princess in pj's and unicorn slippers to a pair of knights playing badminton, is just as inspired. A visual treat of a tale, Sandcastle opens the doors to a world by the sea where wit and imagination reign.

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9781536211436
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Saturdays Are for Stella

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George loves Saturdays.

That's because Saturdays mean time with Grandma Stella. The two of them love going on adventures downtown to visit the dinosaur museum and ride on the carousel! Even when they stay in, George and Stella have fun together, making cinnamon rolls without popping open a tube and sharing the biggest, best hugs.

Then one day Stella is gone, and George is ready to cancel Saturdays. But when a new addition to the family arrives, George finds a way to celebrate the priceless memories he made with his grandma--while making new ones too.

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9781624149214
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Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch

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This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.

MaVynee loved going to the beach. But in the days of Jim Crow, she couldn't just go to any beach--most of the beaches in Jacksonville were for whites only. Knowing something must be done, her grandfather bought a beach that African American families could enjoy without being reminded they were second class citizens; he called it American Beach. Artists like Zora Neale Hurston and Ray Charles vacationed on its sunny shores. It's here that MaVynee was first inspired to sing, propelling her to later become a widely acclaimed opera singer who routinely performed on an international stage. But her first love would always be American Beach.

After the Civil Rights Act desegregated public places, there was no longer a need for a place like American Beach and it slowly fell into disrepair. MaVynee remembered the importance of American Beach to her family and so many others, so determined to preserve this integral piece of American history, she began her second act as an activist and conservationist, ultimately saving the place that had always felt most like home

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9781101996294
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Say Hello to Baby

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A handy guide for new BIG brothers and sisters who are welcoming a new baby into the family. Covering the first 18 months of baby's life, this book helps readers bond with the new arrival and explains some key developmental milestones to look out for. Fact-filled guide packed with fun and safe suggestions for how siblings can interact and play with baby.
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9781684641420
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Secret, Secret Agent Guy

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Send little spies to sleep with this hilarious, tongue-in-cheek lullaby set to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Dear Fellow Agents:

Your mission--should you choose to accept it--is to join Secret, Secret Agent Guy on his bedtime assignment, code name: Operation Lollipop. Equipped with night-vision goggles, a jetpack, and grappling hook, he is prepared for every eventuality...or is he?

Will this 007-year-old complete his covert quest, or will he be outsmarted by an adversary he never saw coming?

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9781534469211
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Secrets of Animal Camouflage

$12.99
"Hold the page to light to reveal hidden secrets"--Cover.
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9781610674669
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Secrets of the Rainforest (Shine-a-light)

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9781610673259
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Secrets of Winter

$12.99
Statement of responsibility on cover: Carron Brown & Georgina Tee.
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9781610673693
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Seuss-isms!: A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out...and Those Already on Their Way

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Dr. Seuss's New York Times Best Selling book of inspiring quotes is now available in a large-trim jacketed edition!

Featuring classic art and cherished quotes from thirty-six of Dr. Seuss's most beloved works, including Oh, the Places You'll Go!, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, this book full of valuable advice is a must-have for every age. Whether someone is just starting out in life, or they are already off and running, this humorous and inspiring compilation is the perfect companion to have by their side!

The more that you read
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
-I Can Read with My Eyes Shut

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9780525580652
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Shady Baby

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Shady Baby keeps it real in this picture book collaboration by New York Times bestselling duo actress and producer Gabrielle Union and NBA superstar and businessman Dwyane Wade.

Based on their famous baby girl, Kaavia James:

After a long morning of being fabulous, Shady Baby heads to the park for a relaxing play session. But what does she find?! Some not-so-nice kids picking on others.

Shady flashes them a look--her famous side eye--and teaches them that it's better to play nice. But when her feelings are hurt, will anyone stand (or crawl) by her side?

Find out in this upbeat picture book that teaches kids to speak their minds and stand up for what they believe in. Perfect for fans of The Boss Baby and Feminist Baby!

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9780063054035
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Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick

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$6.99
One peppermint stick.
Two sisters.
See sibling rivalry
turn to sweet solidarity.
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9780060294519
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Sheila Rae, the Brave

$7.99

Sheila Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just because Sheila Rae is older, she doesn't always know better!

This classic picture book about overcoming fear is written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon.

I am very brave, Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything--not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.

Children will love it.--School Library Journal

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9780688147389
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Sheila Rae, the Brave

$16.99

Sheila Rae, the Brave is a warm, humorous, and loving story of sibling sympathy and support. Just because Sheila Rae is older, she doesn't always know better!

This classic picture book about overcoming fear is written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, the nationally bestselling and celebrated creator of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, Owen, and Kitten's First Full Moon.

I am very brave, Sheila Rae said, patting herself on the back. She wasn't afraid of anything--not thunder, not lightning, not the big black dog at the end of the block. And when she wanted to walk home a new way and Louise wouldn't, she called her sister a scaredy-cat and set out alone. But all the bravado in the world failed to help when Sheila Rae found herself lost. Luckily, her sister was not far behind.

Children will love it.--School Library Journal

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9780688071554
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