Children's Books

Twin Dogs

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$16.99
The twin dogs are very happy, living in their house with their owners and getting up to anything they want. When they aren't arguing over which of them is the oldest, they like to take their family out for walks, drink milk in the mornings, play catch, and get pet whenever they fancy. All of a sudden, everything changed. No milk in the mornings, strangers are taking them for walks, and there's no running or playing catch--what on earth is going on? It appears there's a new member of the household--they must put a stop to this immediately, so they come up with a plan.
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9781849767224
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Two for Me, One for You

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$17.99

Bear finds three tasty mushrooms on her way home through the woods. Her friend Weasel cooks them up in the frying pan. But the friends have a problem: how to share three between two?

Bear and Weasel each come up with one argument after another for why they should have more: I found them! I cooked them. I'm bigger. I'm still growing.... Until the fox comes around the corner and snatches a mushroom.

That solved the problem. They eat the two mushrooms and it's time for dessert. Here comes Weasel with the scrumptious wild strawberries, three of them to share...

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Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass

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Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass chat over tea about their efforts to win rights for women and African Americans.

Some people had rights, while others had none.Why shouldn't they have them, too?Two friends, Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, get together for tea and conversation. They recount their similar stories fighting to win rights for women and African Americans. The premise of this particular exchange between the two is based on a statue in their hometown of Rochester, New York, which shows the two friends having tea.The text by award-winning writer Dean Robbins teaches about the fight for women's and African Americans' rights in an accessible, engaging manner for young children. Two Friends is beautifully illustrated by Selina Alko and Sean Qualls, the husband-and-wife team whose The Case for Loving received three starred reviews! Two Friends includes back matter with photos of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.
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9780545399968
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Two Many Birds

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$18.99

Filled with heart, humor, and relevance, this side-splitting picture book, Two Many Birds, by author/illustrator Cindy Derby, opens minds and entertains all at once.

As birds line up to perch on a tree, a monitor shouts rules at them:

No fluffin' feathers!
No pooping on the ground!
No nudity!

Eventually, the tree fills to capactiy (100 birds), but what happens when two more are accidentally born among the branches?

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9781250232540
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Ugly Doodles

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$17.99
This hilarious and adorable picture book about creativity, fear of failure, and embracing your imperfections is perfect for kids and budding artists of all ages.

After an inspiring visit to the local art museum, Raven Rembrandt is eager to create her own beautiful masterpieces. But the only thing she can seem to draw are ugly doodles -- and they won't go away, no matter how hard she tries to discard them! After a few increasingly inventive attempts to get rid of them, Raven realizes that the only way to learn to love her art is to just create.
Valeria Wicker's endearing and quirky art style adds humor to her sweet and whimsical story about overcoming a fear of imperfection and failure.

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9780316456265
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Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist

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$17.99

An inspiring picture book biography of the first woman to win a gold medal in track and field. Young readers intrigued by the Summer 2021 Olympics in Tokyo will be inspired by this story. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

This powerful volume provides a specific but inspiring tale of athletics, feminism, resilience, and teamwork. This vivid portrait is sure to encourage young readers and listeners to pursue their dreams. --Kirkus

With Joanie Stone's colorful illustrations and Allison Crotzer Kimmel's inspirational text, this biography is a reminder of how it takes more than sheer talent to be a champion; an unbeatable spirit of determination and hard work is also needed.

At only sixteen years old, Betty Robinson became the first female gold medalist in track and field in the 1928 Olympics and an overnight sensation. She was set for gold again and had her eyes on the 1932 Olympics.

Her plans changed forever when a horrible plane crash left her in a wheelchair, with one leg shorter than the other. But Betty didn't let that stop her. In less than five years, she relearned how to stand, to walk, and finally to run again and try to taste gold once more in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.

Perfect for Women's History units, as well as for reports on lesser-known sports heroes, Unbeatable Betty includes an author's note narrating Betty's later life after her win, as well as a bibliography.

"The text flows well as it tells this heartening story of grit, determination, and lasting achievement. Using color and texture well, the nicely composed digital illustrations convey a sense of athletic grace that enhances the inspiring story." --Booklist

"A great choice for women's history lesson plans, gym teachers, or to teach the character trait of determination. Pair with Kathleen Krull's Wilma Unlimited or Pat Zietlow Miller's The Quickest Kid in Clarksville for a dashing good time." --School Library Journal

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9780062896070
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Understanding Philosophy

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"Philosophy is a way of thinking about just about anything. It asks big questions, such as "how can I be good?" or "what makes something beautiful?" Using lively examples, humorous illustrations and simple thought experiments, this book opens up the world of philosophy to both children and adults and includes links to recommended websites with videos, games and activities to find out more." --Provided by publisher.
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9780794550332
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Unicorn Is Maybe Not So Great After All

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Unicorn's on a quest to get his groove back in this must-have companion to the kid-favorite bestseller Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

You remember Unicorn. You know, Goat's friend? The one who can fly, make it rain cupcakes, and turn things into gold? On the first day of school, Unicorn expects to make his usual big splash. But no one pays him much attention--the other kids are much more interested in the latest trend in toys: rubber bands that look like other things. Unicorn comes up with a plan to get his mojo back, but his efforts turn out to be more annoying than impressive. Can Goat help him recover his magic, or is Unicorn destined to a life of mediocrity?

Don't miss the hilarious book that started it all, Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great by Bob Shea!

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9781368009447
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Unplugged Play: Grade School: 244 Activities & Games for Ages 6-10

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Unplug your grade-schooler with 200 screen-free games and activities!

"A terrific prescription for much of what ails children and parents today."--Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

From Fortune-Teller to Draw Me a Story, Spillin' the Beans to Monkeyshines, here are more than 200 screen-free games and activities to help kids enjoy the wholesome, old-fashioned experience of playing creatively and freely... without technology. There are outdoor games and indoor games, games to play solo and games to play with others, guessing games, arts and crafts, musical fun, and party favorites--even instant activities to do at the kitchen table while dinner's cooking. All games are big kid-tested and approved!

A note to parents:
Play matters! Technology has its place, but these unplugged games are designed to stretch the imagination, spark creativity, build strong bodies, and forge deeper connections with family and friends.

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9781523510207
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Unplugged Play: Preschool: 263 Activities & Games for Ages 3-5

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Unplug Your Preschooler with more than 200 screen-free games and activities!

"Just plain fun!... Will help parents give their children the kind of childhood that more and more children are missing."--Mary Piper, PhD., author of Reviving Ophelia Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls


From Animal Doctor to Lunch Bag Puppet, Letter Hunt to Life-Size Me, here are more than 200 screen-free games and activities to help kids enjoy the wholesome, old-fashioned experience of playing creatively and freely...without technology. There are outdoor games and indoor games, games to play solo and games to play with others, arts and crafts, songs and rhymes, playdates and party favorites--even instant activities to do at the kitchen table while dinner's cooking. All games are preschooler-tested and approved.

A note to parents: Play matters! Technology has its place, but these unplugged games are designed to stretch the imagination, spark creativity, build strong bodies, and forge deeper connections with family and friends.

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9781523510191
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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

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A must-have--Booklist (starred review)

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community.

News of what happened was largely suppressed, and no official investigation occurred for seventy-five years. This picture book sensitively introduces young readers to this tragedy and concludes with a call for a better future.

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9781541581203
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Up Cat Down Cat

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$7.99
From the creator of the celebrated Black Bird Yellow Sun comes another bold and beautiful concept book, this time playing with opposites and reversals.

Black cat. White cat. One is long, stretching out, and the other is short, crouching. When both perch in a window, one tail is straight, the other one curly. One has an empty plate, and the other a full one. With a mouse to entertain them, variously lost and found, they move through the day, until one cat is awake and the other asleep, but for how long? With enchanting ink illustrations full of pure color, simple shapes, and an elegant use of negative and positive space, this concept board book for the youngest of readers is a joy to behold -- and as graceful as a leaping cat.

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9781536210316
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Usborne Big Book of Big Dinosaurs

$14.99
The dinosaurs were the biggest creatures ever to walk on the Earth. Open the huge fold-out pages to discover some of the longest, heaviest and most terrifying of all creatures-from the mighty brachiosaurus to the fearsome tyrannosaurus.
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Usborne Big Book of Big Machines

$14.99
Open the huge fold-out pages to discover some of the bigges and most powerful machines ever made. From giant excavators and monster trucks, to super jumbos and enormous ships, this exciting book will delight children of all ages.
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9780794527648
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Usborne Fold-Out Dinosaur Timeline

$14.99
"Discover the amazing age of the dinosaurs as you fold out this superbly illustrated scene. Then turn it over to find out when dinosaurs lived, and other fascinating fact"--Page 4 cover
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9780794548803
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Usborne Fold-Out Solar System

$14.99
The book folds out into one long, beautifully illustrated and double-sided picture of the solar system (not to scale, of course) - 8 illustrated pages on the front, 7 illustrated pages on the back. The picture features the sun, planets, a selection of significant spacecraft, comets, asteroids and moons. The artwork is lovely and richly detailed, and the book can stand on its edge, so can be left open and on display on a desk or bookshelf. The objects on the front have basic labels telling you what everything is, but do not distract from the artwork. The back has a reduced version of the same artwork (as only 7 pages), and is annotated, packed with brief descriptions and interesting, fun snippets of information about all the objects and spacecraft shown, so kids can begin to find out about them and develop an interest in space. The back also includes explanations of terms such as 'planet' and 'asteroids' etc., and a fact box for each planet with information such as size, distance from the sun, number of moons etc. to give an idea of the scale involved.
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9780794544157
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Very Hungry Caterpillar

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$10.99
THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! A sturdy and beautiful book to give as a gift for new babies, baby showers, birthdays, and other new beginnings!

Featuring interactive die-cut pages, this board book edition is the perfect size for little hands and great for teaching counting and days of the week.

The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book--and right into your child's heart...
--Mother's Manual

Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative...

--The New York Times Book Review

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9780399226908
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Very Hungry Caterpillar's Snowy Hide & Seek: A Finger Trail Lift-The-Flap Book

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This gorgeous little board book from The Very Hungry Caterpillar is the perfect way to say Merry Christmas!

Follow the trail for a snowy adventure with The Very Hungry Caterpillar! With flaps to lift, die-cut paths to explore, delightful rhyming text, and Eric Carle's beloved illustrations, this festive board book is the perfect holiday present. Polar bears, penguins, Santa Claus, and his reindeer are all excited to meet The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Join along in all the fun this winter season!

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Very Hungry Caterpillar: 50th Anniversary Golden Edition

$22.99
A new, limited golden anniversary edition in honor of 50 wonderful years, including rare bonus content. Happy birthday, Very Hungry Caterpillar!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been crawling its way into kids' hearts for 50 years, and what better way to celebrate than by giving him a brand new cocoon! With a beautiful golden anniversary jacket (with an oversized 50 logo), along with a new introduction letter from Eric Carle himself, this anniversary edition will be sure to delight Caterpillar fans of all ages. Bonus content features an appreciation by prominent children's literacy advocate Dolly Parton, as well as an essay on the history and significance of the Caterpillar, including rare images of the original sketches and historic photos.

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9780525516194
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Very Short, Entirely True History of Mermaids

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From Ariel to the current craze for Sirens, mermaids have captivated our imaginations. But what's true and what's fairy tale?

For centuries, mermaids have appeared in the folklore of cultures from around the world, including the Near East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. And Disney made everyone want to dive under the sea with Ariel when the movie The Little Mermaid hit theaters in 1989. But what are mermaid stories based on?

Many myths say these creatures are half human and half fish, while others claim they are simply manatees mistaken for something more magical. Some grant wishes and fall in love, yet others have lured sailors to their doom.

Although we can't say for sure where the tales of these elusive figures first originated, author Sarah Laskow separates the fact from the fiction. This full-color, fully illustrated book tells you all you need to know about the myths, science, and history that surround mermaids.

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9781524792756
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Visit to Grandad: An African ABC

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Join Adanah on an alphabetical adventure as she goes to visit her grandfather in Modakeke, Nigeria. Every letter, from A to Z, is featured in this African alphabet book, including C for a camera to take pictures, E for an eagle spied above the trees, P for a pump for fetching water, and S for stories told by Auntie Sumbo. Adana recalls with excitement a memorable experience at her Granddad's village and the relaxed pace of rural life compared to the hustling city that she lives in. Her audience is her best friend Zainab, to whom she extends an invite to join her, when next she returns. Written in a bouncing rhyming style, children will learn while having fun as they join Adanah on her school holiday adventure! The book is geared towards a reading age of 4-7 and the characters are positive models for the African culture, food and way of life.
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9781911115816
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Waiting

$17.99

What are you waiting for? An owl, a puppy, a bear, a rabbit, and a pig wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible and resonant picture book by the New York Times-bestselling and Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes.

Five friends sit happily on a windowsill, waiting for something amazing to happen. The owl is waiting for the moon. The pig is waiting for the rain. The bear is waiting for the wind. The puppy is waiting for the snow. And the rabbit is just looking out the window because he likes to wait! What will happen? Will patience win in the end? Or someday will the friends stop waiting and do something unexpected?

Waiting is a big part of childhood--waiting in line, waiting to grow up, waiting for something special to happen--but in this book, a child sets the stage and pulls the strings. Timeless, beautiful, and deeply heartfelt, this picture book about imaginative play, the seasons, friendship, and surprises is a Caldecott Honor and Geisel Honor Book.

Share Waiting alongside Mo Willems's Waiting Is Not Easy at home or in a classroom--these books about waiting for kids will be enjoyed as picture book stories and also allow kids to explore their emotions about that ultimate frustration: waiting.

"The short sentences of the text flow with the precision one would expect from a master picture-book creator like Henkes. Little ones, to whom each experience is new, will know what it's like to dream and wait."--ALA Booklist

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9780062368430
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Waiting for Wings

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Every spring, butterflies emerge and dazzle the world with their vibrant beauty. But where do butterflies come from? How are they born? What do they eat--and how?
With a simple, rhyming text and glorious color-drenched collage, Lois Ehlert provides clear answers to these and other questions as she follows the life cycle of four common butterflies, from their beginnings as tiny hidden eggs and hungry caterpillars to their transformation into full-grown butterflies. Complete with butterfly and flower facts and identification tips, as well as a guide to planting a butterfly garden, this butterfly book is like no other.
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9780152026080
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Walking for Water: How One Boy Stood Up for Gender Equality

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In this inspiring story of individual activism, a boy recognizes gender inequality when his sister must stop attending school --- and decides to do something about it.Victor is very close to his twin sister, Linesi. But now that they have turned eight years old, she no longer goes to school with him. Instead, Linesi, like the other older girls in their community, walks to the river to get water five times a day, to give their mother more time for farming. Victor knows this is the way it has always been. But he has begun learning about equality at school, and his teacher has asked the class to consider whether boys and girls are treated equally. Though he never thought about it before, Victor realizes they're not. And it's not fair to his sister. So Victor comes up with a plan to help.Based on a true story of a Malawian boy, award-winning author Susan Hughes's inspiring book celebrates how one person can make a big difference in the lives of others. It's a perfect starting point for children to explore themes of gender inequality and unequal access to education, as well as the lack of clean water in some parts of the world. Nicole Miles's appealing artwork in this graphic novel / picture book hybrid format adds emotional context to the story. Also included are information about education and water availability in Malawi, resources and a glossary of Chichewa words. Part of the CitizenKid collection and featuring a growth mindset, this important book has links to social studies lessons on global communities and cultures, as well as to character education lessons on initiative, fairness and adaptability.
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9781525302497
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Walter the Wily Walleye

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Walter the Wily Walleye is a story of a fish that invites and challenges a child to try and catch him. Walter provides a whimsical look at a fun sport. He encourages the reader and child to seek adventure with family and friends.
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