Children's Books

Around the World With Ant and Bee

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$9.99

'These were the books that taught me how to read' Anthony Horowitz.

A classic Ant and Bee book to treasure, that is perfect for children aged 3 and up. Designed for shared reading fun, this much-loved series will build reading confidence.

Over 100,000 copies of the Ant and Bee series already sold!

In this classic adventure, travel around the world with Ant and Bee as Bee searches for his lost umbrella! A great way to introduce young children to the countries of the world.

Ant and Bee teach children to read via word recognition and encourage story sharing with siblings and parents. Grown-ups read the black words, but the shorter, simpler red words are for young children to call out. Parents and grandparents who grew up with Ant and Bee will love sharing this nostalgic experience from the same era as Ladybird Read it yourself.

First published in 1950, Ant and Bee were in print for over 40 years. Ant and Bee is a classic brand, and the delightful and much-loved characters are instantly recognisable to thousands of diehard fans today.

Have you collected all of Ant and Bee's learning adventures?
Ant and Bee
More Ant and Bee
More and More Ant and Bee
Ant and Bee Count 123
Ant and Bee and the Secret
Around the World with Ant and Bee
Happy Birthday with Ant and Bee
Ant and Bee and the Rainbow
Ant and Bee and the ABC
Ant and Bee Time
Ant and Bee and the Kind Dog
Ant and Bee and the Doctor
Ant and Bee Go Shopping
Left and Right with Ant and Bee
Make a Million with Ant and Bee

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Astronomer Who Questioned Everything: The Story of Maria Mitchell

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$18.99
Perfect for fans of STEM, this inspiring picture book biography tells the extraordinary story of pioneering astronomer Maria Mitchell. Maria longed to travel beyond her small island of Nantucket. But she wasn't sure how. Her father taught her to look to the stars for guidance. If you knew how to read them, he said, the stars could tell you where you were, and where you needed to go. They spent hours scanning the night sky together through a telescope on the roof. Maria learned how to use astronomers' tools to measure and track time by the stars. But what could she do with her skills? Then, one day, she heard that a prize was being offered to the first person to find a new comet. Could this be the opportunity she was waiting for?

This absorbing picture book biography by Laura Alary tells the fascinating, though not well-known, story of a remarkable nineteenth-century woman scientist and women's rights advocate. After winning that prize for discovering a comet, Maria Mitchell would go on to become the first professional female astronomer in the United States, first female member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and one of the first female college professors. Beautifully illustrated with lovely textured artwork by Ellen Rooney, this is a well-told story with a teachable STEM component, supporting both science and social studies curriculums, that supports a growth mindset. It's also a wonderful guide sure to inspire readers to find their own way in the world. It includes backmatter that further describes Maria's impressive life and achievements.

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At the Garage (Shine-a-light)

$12.99
Hold a light to the see-through pages to discover hidden secrets beneath; learn about the inner workings of a garage, including all different kinds of repairs, what can be found under a hood and where mechanics keep their tools!Spend a day at the garage where busy mechanics repair and restore all kinds of vehicles, including motorcycles, police cruisers, trucks and cars. Hold the special pages to the light to see inside all the inner workings of the garage!
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At the Hospital Shine-a-Light

$12.99
"What happens inside a hospital? Shine a light behind the page and see ... From watching doctors and nurses at work and exploring the playroom, to looking inside an ambulance and meeting the surgical team in the operating room, each page will take you behind the scenes of a busy day at the hospital."--Back cover.
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Awake

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$18.99

In a big, big city
on a busy street
at the tipity-top of a tall building
lives a girl.

One night, after a story,
a snuggle,
and one last sip of water,
she was getting sleepy...when out of the corner of her eye...

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SPIDER

The girl was no longer sleepy. Now, she was...AWAKE.

In a brilliant debut, Mags DeRoma gives us an empowered young child who is trying to solve the biggest problem she's ever faced: how to get the spider out of her room without actually having to go near it.

With bold cut-paper art, AWAKE is sure to stay with readers for a long time.

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9781250753199
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¡Mambo mucho mambo! El baile que atraveso la barrera del color

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New York City's desegregated Palladium Ballroom springs to life with a diverse 1940s cast in this jazzy picture-book tribute to the history of mambo and Latin jazz.

Era la década de 1940 en la segregada cuidad de Nueva York. Ya sea que bailaras al sonido de las trompetas y los saxofones en un salón en el barrio italiano o en la calle al son de maracas y congas en el barrio puertorriqueño, generalmente bailabas en el lugar donde vivías y con gente de tu mismo origen. Pero antes de que terminara la década, una nueva sala de baile -- el Palladium - acogió a personas de todos los vecindarios. Cuando Millie Donay y Pedro Aguilar se encontraron en la pista de baile del Palladium, brotaron chispas y se derribaron barreras.

Dean Robbins cuenta cómo el Palladium, un excitante nuevo sonido llamado jazz latino y un baile pegajoso de Cuba llamado mambo, impulsaron el inicio del movimiento de los derechos civiles. Y Eric Velasquez retrata los bailarines de todos los lugares de la ciudad, emparejados, moviéndose hacia delante y hacia atrás, de un lado a otro, dando vueltas y balanceándose al son del jazz latino de Machito y sus Afrocubanos.

Millie danced to jazz in her Italian neighborhood. Pedro danced to Latin songs in his Puerto Rican neighborhood. It was the 1940s in New York City, and they were forbidden to dance together . . . until first a band and then a ballroom broke the rules. Machito and His Afro-Cubans hit the scene with a brand-new sound, blending jazz trumpets and saxophones with Latin maracas and congas creating Latin jazz, music for the head, the heart, and the hips. Then the Palladium Ballroom issued a bold challenge to segregation and threw open its doors to all. Illustrated with verve and told through real-life characters who feature in an afterword, ¡Mambo mucho mambo! portrays the power of music and dance to transcend racial, religious, and ethnic boundaries.

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Baby Chess

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$7.99
Here's a super-simple primer that introduces babies and toddlers to the popular game of chess!

Don't let their size fool you:
Although they are small
pawns are the most fearless
pieces of all.

Now parents can introduce babies and toddlers to the popular game of chess! This super-simple primer will teach little ones the basics: the names of the pieces, how they move, and how to win the game. The rhyming text allows for a fun read-aloud experience without getting too involved in the details of the game. Additional sidebar facts are included for kids who might have questions or who are ready for additional information.

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Baby Duck: Finger Puppet Book

$7.99
How does Baby Duck dry off after a swim? Follow along with this cute baby animal as it experiences its world, from playtime to bedtime. The simple, comforting stories in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, each volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.
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Baby Squeaks

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$17.99
A baby mouse says their first word, and their second, and then many, many more in this hilarious and relatable parenting moment by Geisel Honoree Anne Hunter.

Baby mouse has learned to squeak. And now it's squeak, squeak, squeak all day long.

Baby chats with new friends and old friends, big friends and little friends, and sometimes just chats with no one at all. Poor Mama needs a break . . . but when Baby wanders off, Mama knows what to do: follow the squeaks!

Little readers will love this chatty baby mouse, and big readers will find Mama's reactions very familiar . . . Anne Hunter's delicate and lovely illustrations highlight the humor in this delightfully funny tale.

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Baby's Very First Fire Truck Book

$8.99
Follow Panda and his fire fighter crew as they respond to various emergencies. They rescue a sheep that had been trapped in a fence, put out a small fire in a trash can, then tackle a forest fire. With sturdy pages and colorful working wheels, this book feels like a toy which babies can play with as well as following the story.
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9780794547301
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Baby's Very First Tractor Book

$8.99
Jump aboard the Usborne tractor and find out where the 'Baby's Very First' characters are going today and look at all the colorful things they see along the way in this book that really rolls.
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9780794541989
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Baby's Very First Train Book

$8.99
"All aboard the Usborne train! Follow the little ""Baby's Very First"" characters as they board the train and travel to new adventures. Look at all the colorful things along the way and learn lots of new words with this fun book that really rolls!"
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Babylink: Animal Opposites

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$11.95
Revel in the warm, inviting, retro-style illustrations from Argentinian creator, Marcos Farina, in these early concepts board books featuring Animal Opposites and Colors In the Garden

Small or large?

Few or many?

Hot or cold?

Teach your child early concepts while they delight in the playful depictions of some of their favorite animals. They can even spot subtle references to their favorite fairytale characters within the pages. Using whitespace and high contrast, graphic illustrations, these books make the perfect first gift for baby and toddler development.

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Bailey Goes Camping

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Going camping sounds great to Bailey. But he's too young to join his Bunny Scout brother and sister--so Mama and Papa show him him to camp right at home.

Kids stuck at home for whatever reason will relate to Bailey, and parents will smile at the successful improvised solution created by his loving parents.

You're too little and You can go in a few years are no fun to hear. No wonder Bailey cries It's not fair! Good thing Bailey and his parents find a way to make a tough situation fun after all.

"A cozy, comfortable book that will leave youngsters smiling." --Booklist

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Bake Infinite Pie with X + Y

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Aspiring bakers will embrace this charming picture book about baking pie by using simple math, from one of the world's most creative and celebrated mathematicians.

X + Y are dreaming of baking infinite pie. But they don't know if infinite pie is real. With the help of quirky and uber-smart Aunt Z, and a whole lot of flour and butter, X and Y will learn that by using math they can bake their way to success!

This charming and tasty story from mathematician and author of How to Bake Pi, Eugenia Cheng, reassures young readers that math doesn't have to be scary--especially when paired with pie!

Additional back matter includes: a letter from Eugenia encouraging readers not to be intimidated by math, explanations of the math concepts explored in the book, and a recipe for Banana Butterscotch Pie!

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9780759556867
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Bat Wings! Cat Wings?

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"Bats have wings, but do cats? No, of course not! In this entertaining book designed to both instruct and delight, young audiences encounter actual animal traits paired with impossible ones. Or what if they're not all far-fetched?"--
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Bathe the Cat

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Bathe the floor? Sweep the dishes? This riotous romp of a picture book follows a frantic family as they try to get some chores done--with no help from the family cat, who keeps scrambling the list of chores with hilarious effects. Get ready for a rollicking read-aloud with a truly purrfect ending.

It's cleaning day, but the family cat will do anything to avoid getting a bath. So instead of mopping the floor or feeding the fish, the family is soon busy rocking the rug, vacuuming the lawn, and sweeping the dishes. Bouncy rhyme carries the story headlong into the growing hilarity, until finally Dad restores some kind of order--but will the cat avoid getting his whiskers wet?

HILARIOUS READ-ALOUD: Word scrambles are a delight in this silly rhyming picture book! Kids will love the accessible rhyming text, and emerging readers will be able to anticipate words after repeated reads, making for an engaging and interactive read-aloud experience.

CATNIP FOR CAT LOVERS: This sweet and sneaky feline will do anything to get out of having a bath! Ample cat antics and scenes of increasing mischief (and increasing chaos!) will tickle young readers and entice parents--particularly those with a furry feline member of their own households.

TWO DADS LEAD THE WAY: Dad and Papa are the heads of this large and loving biracial family, mirroring illustrator David Robert's own orientation and providing picture book readers with a positive depiction of LGBTQ+ characters in a fun and funny family story.

WINNING AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR TEAM: Alice McGinty is a prolific author of books for children, and David Roberts is well-known for his work on the popular Questioneers series. Together, their upbeat text and energetic art with pops of neon color make for a standout picture book, just right for gifting and enjoying together at storytime.

Perfect for:

- Parents
- Gift-givers
- Cat lovers

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Be Kind

$18.99

A New York Times bestseller!

"These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness." --The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference--or at least help a friend.

With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.

One of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2018

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9781626723214
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Be Strong

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Signed copies available! Order your copy now! 

A picture book about finding strength in unlikely places from the team behind the hugely popular New York Times bestseller Be Kind.

When her gym class must face the school rock-climbing wall, Tanisha is discouraged. Her muscles are weak, and she knows she'll never reach the top like Cayla.

But maybe strength is about more than just muscles.

With help from her family, Tanisha learns that by showing up, speaking up, and not giving up, she can be strong, too. And that people are the strongest when they work together and trust each other.

Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller has reunited with illustrator Jen Hill for Be Strong, another unforgettable story sure to inspire kids and adults alike.

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9781250221117
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Bearnard Writes a Book

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In Bearnard Writes a Book, the hilarious follow up to writer Deborah Underwood and illustrator Misa Saburi's Bearnard's Book, Bearnard decides to write a book for his best friend.

One day, Bearnard the bear and Gertie the goose were reading Brave Bearnard's Book.

I wish you had your own book too, said Bearnard.

Thus begins Bearnard's quest to write Gertie her own book. But Gertie wants danger and excitement--complete with dragons, volcanoes, and rampaging monsters--while Bearnard just wants his friend to be safe! What will become of Gertie's story?

Godwin Books

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9781250261458
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Because of You, John Lewis

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An inspiring story of a friendship between Congressman John Lewis and ten-year-old activist Tybre Faw by New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney!

When young Tybre Faw discovers John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for voting rights, Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre's two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama, where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship! ​​​​​​​ In rich, poetic language, Andrea Davis Pinkney weaves the true story of a boy with a dream--together with the story of a real-life hero (who himself had a life-altering friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was young!). Keith Henry Brown's deeply affecting paintings bring this inspiring bond between a young activist and an elder congressman vividly to life. ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?

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9781338759082
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Bedtime Bonnet

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This joyous and loving celebration of family is the first-ever picture book to highlight Black nighttime hair traditions--and is perfect for every little girl who knows what it's like to lose her bonnet just before bedtime.

In my family, when the sun goes down, our hair goes up!
My brother slips a durag over his locs.
Sis swirls her hair in a wrap around her head.
Daddy covers his black waves with a cap.
Mama gathers her corkscrew curls in a scarf.
I always wear a bonnet over my braids, but tonight I can't find it anywhere!

Bedtime Bonnet gives readers a heartwarming peek into quintessential Black nighttime hair traditions and celebrates the love between all the members of this close-knit, multi-generational family.

Perfect for readers of Hair Love and Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut!

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9780593379431
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Behind the Bookcase: Miep Gies, Anne Frank, and the Hiding Place

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Anne Frank's diary is a gift to the world because of Miep Gies.

One of the protectors of the Frank family, Miep recovered the diary after the family was discovered by Nazis, and then returned it to Otto Frank after World War II. Displaced from her own home as a child during World War I, Miep had great empathy for Anne, and she found ways--like talking about Hollywood gossip and fashion trends--to engage her. The story of their relationship--and the impending danger to the family in hiding--unfolds in this unique perspective of Anne Frank's widely known story.

A historically accurate but relatively gentle introduction to the Holocaust for elementary-age readers.--Miriam Aronin, Booklist

Author and illus-tra-tor do not deny Miep Gies's extra-or-di-nary hero-ism but frame it as a nat-ur-al response to the events of her life and the depth of her emo-tion-al involve-ment in her Jew-ish com-pa-tri-ots' tragedy.--Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council

A solid, additional title that can serve as an introduction to Holocaust literature.--Kathleen Isaacs, School Library Journal

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Believe in Yourself: What We Learned from Arthur

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As the award-winning Arthur TV series reaches its twenty-fifth anniversary, what better way to celebrate America's favorite aardvark than this collection of life lessons perfect for graduations and other milestones!

Join Arthur and his friends as they share the funniest and most heartfelt moments from the longest running children's television show in US history and classic book series created by master storyteller Marc Brown. This treasure trove of quotes and life lessons is divided into five sections that will inspire readers of all ages to listen to their hearts, work together, have an original point of view, and most of all, to believe in themselves!

Featuring over 60 pieces of all-new artwork, here is a keepsake perfect for superfans young and old--as well as the next generation being introduced to this beloved character.

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9780759554566
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Ben and Emma's Big Hit

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$17.99
From California Governor Gavin Newsom comes an empowering picture book about a young boy with dyslexia who discovers a new way to look at reading.

Ben loves baseball. He loves the lines of diamond-shaped field and the dome of the pitcher's mound. What Ben doesn't like is reading. Ben has dyslexia, which means letters and sounds get jumbled up in his brain, and then the words don't make sense. But when Ben starts looking at reading like he looks at baseball, he realizes that if he keeps trying, he can overcome any obstacle that comes his way.

In this empowering story by California Governor Gavin Newsom, inspired by his own childhood diagnosis of dyslexia, readers will learn that kids with the determination to try (and try again) can do big things.

*This book is set in a font specifically designed to be easier for people with dyslexia to read.

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