Children's Books

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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Bad Case of Stripes

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$17.99
What we have here is a bad case of stripes. One of the worst I've ever seen!Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids in her school don't like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she's so worried that she's about to break out in...a bad case of stripes!
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Band Together

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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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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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Be Kind Little One Board Book Set

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Celebrate everyday acts of kindness by showing your little one simple ways to share, care, help and love! The Board Book Set includes 4 mini board books, 8 chunky pages per book, packaged together in a slipcase box.

- 4 board books, 8 chunky pages per book
- Each book: 4 x 4 x 1, 10 x 10 x 2.5 cm
- Slipcase box: 4, 10 cm cube
- Greyboard contains 90% recycled paper. Printed with nontoxic inks.
- All Mudpuppy products adhere to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE Safety Regulations

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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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Becoming Vanessa

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For readers of Alma and How She Got Her Name and The King of Kindergarten, this story will help kids just starting school transform from timid caterpillars into beautiful butterflies so they can love who they are.

On Vanessa's first day of school, her parents tell her it will be easy to make friends. Vanessa isn't so sure. She wears her fanciest outfit so her new classmates will notice her right away. They notice, but the attention isn't what she'd hoped for. As the day goes on, she feels more self-conscious. Her clothes are too bright, her feather boa has way too many feathers, and even her name is too hard to write.

The next day, she picks out a plain outfit, and tells her mom that her name is too long. She just wants to blend in, with a simple name like the other girls--why couldn't her parents have named her Megan or Bella? But when her mother tells her the meaning behind her name, it gives her the confidence she needs to introduce her classmates to the real Vanessa.

This classic school story offers a full range of emotions and situates this life-loving Black child in affirming family and school settings. A welcome addition to every shelf.--Kirkus

Bright, childlike mixed-media illustrations with a variety of patterns will appeal to youngsters, and the idea of a name having a meaning will be new to many children.--Booklist

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9780525582120
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Bedtime for Bad Kitty

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$9.99

It's bedtime in the Bad Kitty household but Kitty does not want to go to bed.

She doesn't want to brush her teeth.
She doesn't want to put on her bunny pajamas.
She doesn't want to use the potty.

What she wants to do is:
SING SING SING SING SING
PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY PLAY
RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN

Finally, when she runs out of ideas (and energy) and is promised a perfect bedtime story, Kitty gives in...but can she stay awake for the ending?

This new picture book in the bestselling series is sure to be a bedtime favorite, complete with a paper doll activity kit!

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Begin with a Bee

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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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Beginners are Brave

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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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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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Bell Rang

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Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award
A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019

A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome.

Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation rings the bell. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Each day is the same. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found. Because Ben ran. Yet, despite their fear and sadness, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, he made it North. That he is free.

An ode to hope and a powerful tribute to the courage of those who ran for freedom, The Bell Rang is a stunning reminder that our past can never be forgotten.

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Bench

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Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex's first children's book, The Bench, beautifully captures the special relationship between father and son, as seen through a mother's eyes. The book's storytelling and illustration give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion.

This is your bench
Where you'll witness great joy.
From here you will rest
See the growth of our boy.

In The Bench, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, touchingly captures the evolving and expanding relationship between father and son and reminds us of the many ways that love can take shape and be expressed in a modern family.

Evoking a deep sense of warmth, connection, and compassion, The Bench gives readers a window into shared and enduring moments between a diverse group of fathers and sons--moments of peace and reflection, trust and belief, discovery and learning, and lasting comfort.

Working in watercolor for the first time, Caldecott-winning, bestselling illustrator Christian Robinson expands on his signature style to bring joy and softness to the pages, reflecting the beauty of a father's love through a mother's eyes.

With a universal message, this thoughtful and heartwarming read-aloud is destined to be treasured by families for generations to come.

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Beyond the Pond

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A stunning picture book about the power of imagination, perfect for fans of Extra Yarn and Journey, from debut author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler.

Just behind an ordinary house
filled with too little fun,
Ernest D. decides that today will be the day he explores the depths of his pond.

Beyond the pond, he discovers a not-so-ordinary world that will change him forever.

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Bicycle Bash

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Richard Scarry meets Nana In the City in this bicycle themed seek-and-find adventure.

Imagine visiting Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory--but for bikes! This is a seek-and-find/activity book rife with quirky illustrations that hits the sweet spot of every reader from the youngest to the oldest! The wheels keep turning in Cycle City, and it's finally time for the annual Bicycle Bash, where one and all can ride their bikes indoors. Etta's been specially invited by her Aunt Ellen to attend! But why does Aunt Ellen need a list of Etta's friends?

Taking place in the Bicycle Museum, this celebration rolls out bicycles of all kinds--from low riders to tricycles to bone shakers. The Museum even has lanes and tracks indoors so that everyone, Giraffe and Mouse alike, can ride their bikes anywhere. After a full day of riding through the museum halls, Etta pedals out to find a special surprise--her own birthday bash with her best friends! Follow Etta along her first bike tour with this delightfully detailed seek-and-find adventure.

- BELOVED WORLDWIDE: The companion book, Cycle City, was published in seven foreign countries! Don't miss out on the favorite biking book of ciclistas worldwide!
- FUN SEEK AND FIND: Alison Farrell's colorful, vibrant village will delight all kids who loved Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go and Busytown books and thrill parents hoping for the same idea plus a hip design aesthetic.
- DETAIL-RICH: There's so much to see on each page! From mini conversations between town denizens to countless biking encounters outside the narrative, young readers will delight in rereading this book in order to see the many enticing, funny sights of this little town.
- A TREAT FOR BICYCLE LOVERS: Big, small, fancy, historic--the many different kinds of bikes in this book are a feast for the eyes.

Perfect for:

- Fans of Richard Scarry
- Fans of seek-and-find books
- Families and friends who enjoy bike riding together
- Parents looking for a lighthearted picture book their kids can spend hours with
- Aunts looking for a picture book that portrays niece/nephew relationships
- Parents, grandparents, and other family members looking for a lightly educational picture book
- Fans of museums

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Bienvenido chiquito

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¡Disfruta de este bestseller de USA Today ya disponible en español, perfecto para hablantes de español fluidos o estudiantes en español!

¡El libro español perfecto para bebés, regalo de baby shower, regalo de cumpleaños, o simplemente para expresar el amor que tienes por el pequeño en tu vida.

Te damos la bienvenida, pequeño, el día que naciste y fue amor a primera vista

Para todos los padres, un niño ofrece la promesa de un amor interminable. Lleno de ilustraciones animadas y hermoso texto, Bienvenido Chiquito permite a padres e hijos celebrar y apreciar su vínculo en la lengua española.

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Big Bed for Little Snow

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A companion to the Caldecott Honor book A Big Mooncake for Little Star!

A heartwarming and tender picture book introducing readers to their first snow, from award-winning, bestselling author-illustrator Grace Lin.
When it was quiet, Little Snow grinned and then jumped, jumped, jumped!
Little Snow loves the new big, soft bed Mommy made him for the long, cold winter nights. But Mommy says this bed is for sleeping, not jumping! What happens when he can't resist jump, jump, jumping on his new fluffy, bouncy bed?
Bestselling and award-winning author Grace Lin artfully introduces young readers to their first snow through striking illustrations and heartwarming moments.

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Big Bird's Big Bad Day: A Story about Turning Frowns Upside Down

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In this little picture book about big feelings, learn how Big Bird and his Sesame Street friends turn frowns upside down!

It's not a great day for Big Bird, and everything is going wrong... but would should he do about it? He doesn't understand the way he's feeling. Is he blue? Disappointed? Anxious? Sad? Maybe Elmo and his friends can help! In this sweet and inspiring story about emotions and friendship, Big Bird learns how to talk about those confusing moods and feelings and turn them around, realizing maybe the big bad day isn't so bad after all! This new social emotional Sesame Street book teaches children not only how to understand their feelings, but also how to self-soothe and help themselves feel better.

For Big Bird, today was a very bad day,
But soon he found out how to make it okay!

The best Big Bird and Elmo book for:

  • Children and toddlers ages 3-7
  • Parents and educators looking for books on social emotional learning, teaching children about identifying emotions and self-regulation, and coping strategies for dealing with difficult days and anxiety
  • Gifts for kids at birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and more!
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    Big Book of Beasts

    $19.95

    In The Big Book of Beasts Yuval Zommer's wonderful illustrations bring to whimsical life some of the grizzliest, hairiest, bravest, wiliest, and most fearsome beasts in the animal kingdom. Brimming with interesting facts from beast consultant Barbara Taylor, this charming picture book is a beautiful way for parents to introduce young children to the animal world--and for older children to learn by themselves.

    In the first pages children learn that beasts are wild animals that can't be tamed and that they all defend themselves in different ways. As the book continues young readers meet specific beasts, including armadillos, bears, tigers, and the Tasmanian devil. The Big Book of Beasts also approaches the world of beasts thematically, looking at mythical beasts, Ice Age beasts, beasts on your street, and how to save beasts in danger of extinction.

    The funny and conversational text, amazing facts, and glorious and quirky pictures will draw in young children over and over again.

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    Big Book of Big Animals

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    From the mighty elephant to the amazing colossal squid, open the huge fold-out pages to reveal some of the tallest, longest and heaviest animals in the world-and discover the biggest animal that's every lived.
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    9780794530518
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    Big Book of Big of Big Bugs

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    From an amazing stick insect longer than your arm to gigantic spiders as big as a dinner plate, this book's huge fold-out pages let readers discover how big some of the biggest bugs in the world really are.
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    Big Book of Big Tractors

    $14.99
    This is a big picture book with giant fold-out pages to satisfy the curiosity of every young tractor enthusiast, providing everything you need to know about tractors large and small, from all around the world.
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    9780794515522
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    Big Book of Superman

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    The Big Book of Superman is an ideal introduction to this iconic super hero, perfect for young fans (ages 4 and up)!

    Using easy-to-understand text illustrated with classic DC comics art, this thoroughly engaging book covers everything readers need to know, from Superman's Kryptonian roots to his amazing superpowers; from his Justice League pals (including Batman and Green Lantern) to arch-enemy Lex Luthor; and many of his most impressive feats. Beautifully packaged with a printed-foil cover, this is a must-have for every young super hero fan's bookshelf!

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    9781941367452
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    Big Book of the Blue

    $19.95

    Following the wild success of The Big Book of Bugs and The Big Book of Beasts, The Big Book of the Blue is the third installment in Yuval Zommer's beloved series. Alongside everything the young oceanographer needs to know, Zommer's charming illustrations bring to life some of the slipperiest, scaliest, strangest, and most monstrous underwater animals.

    The book opens by explaining how different types of animals are able to breathe and survive underwater, and the different families to which they belong. Subsequent pages are dedicated to specific creatures, including sea turtles, whales, sharks, stingrays, and seahorses, and show varied life in specific habitats, such as a coral reef or deep sea bed. The Big Book of the Blue also explores the underwater world thematically, looking at animals in danger, learning how to spot creatures at the beach, and discovering how to do our part to save sea life. Beautiful and filled with fascinating facts, young, curious readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from the page.

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    9780500651193
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    Big Books of Trucks

    $14.99
    A big book of big trucks (and some little ones too) perfect for machine-mad boys. From enormous heavy hauler dump trucks to towering mobile crane trucks, children can discover the biggest and most powerful machines ever made. Really huge trucks are displayed with extra fold-out pages.
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