Children's Books

Astronaut Who Painted the Moon: The True Story of Alan Bean

$17.99
Journey to the moon on the Apollo 12 mission with Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the lunar surface and the only artist to paint its beauty firsthand!

As a boy, Alan wanted to fly planes. As a young navy pilot, Alan wished he could paint the view from the cockpit. So he took an art class to learn patterns and forms. But no class could prepare him for the beauty of the lunar surface some 240,000 miles from Earth. In 1969, Alan became the fourth man and first artist on the moon. He took dozens of pictures, but none compared to what he saw through his artistic eyes. When he returned to Earth, he began to paint what he saw. Alan's paintings allowed humanity to experience what it truly felt like to walk on the moon. Journalist and storyteller Dean Robbins's tale of this extraordinary astronaut is masterful, and artist Sean Rubin's illustrations are whimsical and unexpected. With back matter that includes photos of the NASA mission, images of Alan's paintings, and a timeline of lunar space travel, this is one adventure readers won't want to miss!
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Astrophysics for Babies

$9.99

Fans of Chris Ferrie's ABCs of Space, Organic Chemistry for Babies, and Quantum Physics for Babies will love this introduction to astrophysics for babies and toddlers!

Help your future genius become the smartest baby in the room! It only takes a small spark to ignite a child's mind.

Written by an expert, Astrophysics for Babies is a colorfully simple introduction to the study of how physics and chemistry affect heavenly bodies in space. Babies (and grownups!) will learn all about our universe. With a tongue-in-cheek approach that adults will love, this installment of the Baby University board book series is the perfect way to introduce basic concepts to even the youngest scientists. After all, it's never too early to become an astrophysicist!

If you're looking for geek baby books, quantum information for babies, or more Baby University board books to surprise your little one, look no further! Astrophysics for Babies offers fun early learning for your little scientist!

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At the Garage (Shine-a-light)

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$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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9781610675987
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Ava's Spectacular Spectacles

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$12.99
Engaging and empowering, paired with whimsical illustrations; perfect springboard for a "what if" writing activity.Ava doesn't like wearing her glasses in class, or in front of her friends. That is, until her teacher - with a little help from some familiar characters - convinces her that her favorite fairy tales would have been very different if they had just been wearing their glasses.
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9781610677127
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B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin a

$17.95
Illustrated by: Renee Graef

The intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in "B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet." From its leaders in fine arts and architecture (Georgia O'Keefe and Frank Lloyd Wright) to its pioneers in nature conservation (John Muir and Aldo Leopold), Wisconsin has been an influence on major movements in education, industry, and use of natural resources. Brought to life with lyric rhymes and expressive, original artwork, "B is for Badger" showcases for natives and visitors alike the splendors of Wisconsin.

Born in Tower, Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin has spent a great deal of time in the upper Midwest. Previously, she teamed up with illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen on the award-winning Legend series, including "The Legend of the Lady's Slipper "(Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). "B is for Badger" is her fourth state alphabet book. She lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan.

Renee Graef is new to the Sleeping Bear Press family but is very well known as a children's book illustrator for the "American Girls" collection with Pleasant Company. She has also illustrated for Boyd's Bears and is the illustrator of HarperCollin's "My First Little House" series. Renee attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Madison; she lives in Milwaukee with her family.

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Baby Dragon: Finger Puppet Book

$7.99
Meet Baby Dragon! Where does Baby Dragon live? Is he finally ready to fly? Follow along as he explores his world and discovers his special powers! 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 Moses in a Basket

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$17.99
The story of a tiny baby's epic journey--and the surprising help he gets along the way--in a touching, transcendent picture book.

In the time of the pharaohs, a loving mother saves her son by tucking him into a basket and setting him afloat on the wide, wild Nile River. Over one long night, the creatures of the Nile--Curious Ibis, Mama Hippo, Mighty Crocodile--watch over Moses, nudge him on his way, and keep him safe through catching reeds and a raging storm. As morning breaks, the river delivers the baby safe and sound into an unexpected safe haven--the welcoming arms of the pharaoh's daughter. With a poetic text and sumptuous watercolors, Caryn Yacowitz and Julie Downing introduce the youngest readers to Moses and the Exodus story and weave a warm, reassuring tale of love and comfort. Ideal for Passover and year-round, this universal story invites little ones of any faith to experience a thrilling journey in perfect, protected safety.

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9781536206098
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Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book

$7.99
The Finger Puppet series has sold over a million copies worldwide

Simple, comforting story with a permanently attached finger puppet

Follow Baby Unicorn as she explores her world: Baby Unicorn Finger Puppet Book invites the youngest readers to follow along with Baby Unicorn as she explores her world and her special healing powers. The simple, comforting story is easy to follow and the permanently attached soft finger puppet keeps little ones engaged. Start building a lifelong love of books at story time with Baby Unicorn.

- Perfect size for curious babies and toddlers to hold and manipulate
- Fun and interactive way to play and read
- Full of colorful, soothing illustrations by Victoria Ying

Fans of other books in the Finger Puppet Book series such as Baby Elephant, Baby Bear, and Baby Fish will love exploring the enchanted forest with Baby Unicorn.

Babies and toddlers will love this board book's colorful pictures, simple story, and soft finger puppet. It's also sized perfectly for small hands to hold.

-Sturdy board book
- Makes a great gift and is a must-have for a baby's bookshelf
- Books for kids ages 0-2
- Interactive and fun

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Baby Young, Gifted, and Black: with a mirror!

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$9.99
"There are so many things I am and can be... There's a whole world waiting for me."

Introduce your baby to Black excellence with this lyrical board-book edition of Young, Gifted and Black. Includes a mirror at the back so young dreamers can see themselves next to their heroes.

Meet icons of color from past and present in this baby board book celebration of inspirational achievement. A collection of positive, yet simple, affirmations to encourage the next generation. Highlighting the talent of Black leaders and changemakers from around the world, young dreamers will develop confidence, self-assurance, and self-belief.

Created in the spirit of Nina Simone's song "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black," meet figureheads, leaders and pioneers such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, as well as cultural trailblazers like Zadie Smith and athletes like Serena Williams. Jamia Wilson has carefully curated this range of Black icons and the book is stylishly brought together by Andrea Pippins' colorful and celebratory illustrations.

All children deserve to see themselves represented positively in the books they read.

*Remove packaging before giving to a child*

Praise for the hardback edition
"...to be revisited again and again...The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist..." -The New York Times

"...diverse collection of iconic figures...vibrantly illustrated...beautifully crafted volume..." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"...exuberant...exquisitely designed...a launching point for more discoveries." -School Library Journal, Starred Review

"A luminous and diverse tribute to black movers and shakers across the centuries." -Publishers Weekly

For readers 9-12, check out Step Into Your Power and Big Ideas for Young Thinkers, by the same author-illustrator team.

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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 Lift-the-flap Peek-a-boo

$9.99
"Babies will love playing peek-a-boo by lifting the flaps in this delightful book."--Back cover.
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Farm

$14.99
"Engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colors, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed. Little children will love making the animals move around or reveal themselves by manipulating the simple sliders"--The publisher's web site.
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9780794534813
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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 Truck Book

$8.99
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9780794544621
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Bad Apple

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$16.95

This is Apple. He's not a normal, nice kind of apple. Not a peaceful piece of fruit, no siree. He's rotten to the core.

In this irreverent new book by award-winning author Huw Lewis Jones, a truly terrible piece of fruit is wreaking havoc far beyond the rim of the fruit bowl. Bad Apple is dead set on making life miserable for Pear, Plum, Cat, and Spoon, and it seems like no one will stop him. He pinches, steals, and breaks his way through the kitchen--until he encounters Snake. Could Snake be a match for the most mischievous snack in the house?

Illustrated in a deadpan, painterly style by Ben Sanders, Bad Apple is sure to entertain the entire family.

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9780500652435
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Band Together

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$14.99
Duck loves peace and quiet! But when Seagull gets sick and can't perform, will Duck jump in to to join the band?. Why would they even want him around? This charming tale will become a favorite story to read time and again as being with friends, and making new ones, is a huge part of every kid's life.
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9781433832413
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Bat Wings! Cat Wings?

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$15.99
"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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9781568463742
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Be Kind

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$17.99

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

$18.99

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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Bear Against Time

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$18.95

Bear can't tell time and it's causing chaos for the human family he lives with. He botches breakfast, he's late for school, he swaps music with gym class, and he misses lunch, too. When his time-management skills land him in a sticky situation, the family decides enough is enough. Using a 12-piece pizza pie, they teach Bear how to read a clock. Suddenly, time is on Bear's side: he's punctual, aces his classes, and fills his schedule with volunteer work and sports practices. But it isn't long before this bear begins to burn out....

Jean-Luc Fromental's engaging writing and Joëlle Jolivet's signature retro design combine in this lighthearted and accessible book on the importance and how-tos of telling time.


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9781324011354
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Bear Is a Bear

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$18.99

A gorgeous, classic gift book about the enduring love between a little girl and her childhood friend, Bear, from popular author Jonathan Stutzman and Caldecott Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Dan Santat.

Bear is . . . a new friend, a fellow mischief-maker, a protector, and a dreamer.

Through all the many ups and downs of a little girl's childhood, Bear is there to provide love and support. Until it is time to say goodbye . . . and hello again.

Bear Is a Bear is a tender and surprising tribute to the beloved companions of our childhoods.

This sumptuously illustrated, oversized picture book is the perfect gift for baby showers, birthdays, and the holidays. Parents who grew up on classic stories like The Velveteen Rabbit and Corduroy will love this new spin on a teddy bear seemingly come to life.

Snuggle up for story time with your new favorite read-aloud, Bear Is a Bear!

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9780062880512
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Beautifully Me

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$17.99
From designer, creator, and self-love advocate Nabela Noor (@Nabela) comes a much-needed picture book about loving yourself just as you are.

Meet Zubi: a joyful Bangladeshi girl excited about her first day of school. But when Zubi sees her mother frowning in the mirror and talking about being "too big," she starts to worry about her own body and how she looks. As her day goes on, she hears more and more people being critical of each other's and their own bodies, until her outburst over dinner leads her family to see what they've been doing wrong--and to help Zubi see that we can all make the world a more beautiful place by being beautifully ourselves.

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9781534485877
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Bebe Antirracista

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$8.99
Best seller #1 del New York Times
Best seller del USA Today
Best seller «indie»
Destacado en su propio episodio del programa original de Netflix, Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
Presentado en los programas Good Morning America, Morning Edition en NPR, CBS This Morning y otros.
Uno de los mejores libros para niños del 2020 en Amazon: Bebé a 2 años
Amazon Top 20 Selección de editores: Libros para niños
Premio Goodreads Choice 2020 al mejor libro ilustrado

Del autor ganador del National Book Award por Stamped from the Beginning y How to Be an Antiracist llega un nuevo libro en cartón duro que empodera a padres y a niños para arrancar el racismo de nuestra sociedad y de nosotros mismos.

¡Da tus primeros pasos con Bebé antirracista! O más bien, sigue los nueve pasos sencillos de Bebé antirracista para construir un mundo más equitativo.

Con arte llamativo y texto reflexivo y a la vez juguetón, Bebé antirracista les presenta a los lectores más pequeños y a los adultos en sus vidas el concepto y el poder del antirracismo. Como provee el vocabulario necesario para comenzar conversaciones críticas a la más temprana edad, Bebé antirracista es el regalo perfecto para lectores de todas las edades comprometidos con formar una sociedad justa.

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9780593407806
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Begin with a Bee

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$17.95

Begin with a Bee and its story of the life of one queen bee, a rusty-patched bumblebee, teaches us not only about bees but also about our own responsibilities in the natural world

By looking closely at the life cycle of one bee, Begin with a Bee helps readers of all ages understand and appreciate the contributions and significance of all bees. The life cycle of the rusty-patched bumblebee is a tale of wonder, the adventure of one queen bee who carries an entire colony of bees inside her tiny body. Her story begins in the spring when she emerges from a hole in the ground to search for pollen. She finds a nest, "underground best," lays a few eggs, and seals them in pollen. All summer this single queen lays more eggs, and more worker bees hatch. They gather pollen and maintain the colony until next year's queen hatches in the fall.

The queen bee's life unfolds through Claudia McGehee's captivating illustrations. The authors--three beloved and prolific writers of award-winning children's books--impart the poetry and basic science of the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bee to appear on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species list.

Extensive commentary at the end of the book offers suggestions for being a friend to bees as well as a good citizen of the natural world. It also introduces the native plants that bumblebees need for survival. Begin with a Bee might inspire a child (or any of us) to seek out, identify, even cultivate these essential flowers--and participate in the next chapter in the story of all bumblebees.

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9781517908041
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Beginners are Brave

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$17.95
Tommy is good at almost everything: He's awesome at riding his bike without training wheels, teaching his dog new tricks, and spelling seven-letter words like "kumquat." But when it comes to trying new things, he would rather not. With encouragement from his grandfather, Tommy tries something he has always wanted to do--play the tuba--and learns that some things take practice and the value of sticking with it through challenges.

A special section for teachers, parents, and caregivers provides tips on how to talk to young children about trying new things and help build their emotional resilience. Lexile Rating: AD620L: Adult Directed. Grades 2-3.

One of the best ways to nurture happiness in young children is to prepare them for the adversity they will encounter in life. Purposefully developing a child's resiliency will give them essential life skills to cope with challenges, adopt a positive perspective, and develop self-confidence--all essential ingredients for long term happiness.

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