Children's Books

When Spring Comes

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$17.99

Watch the world transform when spring comes! In a starred review, School Library Journal called this delightful picture book "A must-have, joyful seasonal title for the youngest listeners."

In this beautiful book for young children, Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes uses striking imagery, repetition, and alliteration to introduce basic concepts of language and the changing of the seasons. And acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek's gorgeous, lush paintings show the transformation from quiet, cold winter to the newborn spring.

Before spring comes, the trees are dark sticks, the grass is brown, and the ground is covered in snow. But if you wait, leaves unfurl and flowers blossom, the grass turns green, and the mounds of snow shrink and shrink. Spring brings baby birds, sprouting seeds, rain and mud, and puddles. You can feel it and smell it and hear it--and you can read it!

In a starred review, The Horn Book said, "This joyful reflection is as welcome as spotting the first brave crocus."

In the Middle of Fall, Winter Is Here, When Spring Comes, and Summer Song make for a beautiful quartet of seasonal-theme picture books to share at home or in the classroom. Ideal for introducing the season, for story time, and for bedtime reading.

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When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents and Worried Kids

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"A terrific book for parents who want to know how to talk about difficult, emotional issues with children."--Nancy Eisenberg, Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

​Includes how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.

In a lifesaving guide for parents, Dr. Abigail Gewirtz shows how to use the most basic tool at your disposal--conversation--to give children real help in dealing with the worries, stress, and other negative emotions caused by problems in the world, from active shooter drills to climate change.

But it's not just how to talk to your kids, it's also what to say: The heart of When the World Feels Like a Scary Place is a series of conversation scripts--with actual dialogue, talking points, prompts, and insightful asides--that are each age-appropriate and centered around different issues. Along the way are tips about staying calm in an anxious world; the way children react to stress, and how parents can read the signs; and how parents can make sure that their own anxiety doesn't color the conversation. Talking and listening are essential for nurturing resilient, confident, and compassionate children. And conversation will help you manage your anxieties too, offering a path of wholeness and security for everyone in the family.

"Remarkable... Compelling advice illustrated with memorable case examples."--Ann S. Masten, PhD, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, University of Minnesota

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When We Say Black Lives Matter

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In a powerful, poetic missive, award-winning author-illustrator Maxine Beneba Clarke celebrates the meaning behind the words Black Lives Matter.

Little one, when we say Black Lives Matter,
we're saying Black people are wonderful-strong.
That we deserve to be treated with basic respect,
and that history's done us wrong. . . .

Darling, when we sing that Black Lives Matter,
and we're dancing through the streets,
we're saying: fear will not destroy our joy,
defiance in our feet.

In this joyful exploration of the Black Lives Matter motto, a loving narrator relays to a young Black child the strength and resonance behind the words. In family life, through school and beyond, the refrains echo and gain in power, among vignettes of protests and scenes of ancestors creating music on djembe drums. With deeply saturated illustrations rendered in jewel tones, Maxine Beneba Clarke offers a gorgeous, moving, and essential picture book.

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9781536222388
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Where Do Diggers Celebrate Christmas?

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If you love Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? and its things-that-go sequels, now you can join your favorite trucks as they celebrate Christmas!

What do diggers and tractors and forklifts and tankers do to get ready for the holidays? The same things that your family does! From trimming the tree and singing carols to gathering gifts and putting out milk and cookies for Santa, Christmastime for the beloved vehicles of Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? looks a lot like yours. Even Zambonis celebrate . . . on ice! Enjoy the rollicking rhymes as you watch the truck families prepare for Santa and even help pull his sleigh! Children who can't get enough of trucks will love Brianna Caplan Sayres's things-that-go holiday story.

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9781524772154
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Where Do They Go When It Rains? (Revised)

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Luke and Marion go for a walk to the pond with their cousin on a bright sunny day, spotting lots of animals on the way. But when they get there, it starts to rain. The twins love splashing about in the puddles, but the animals are nowhere to be seen! Where do they go when it rains?

The insects take shelter in the grass and leaves, while the ducklings huddle under their mother�s wings. But the pigs are having fun rolling around in the mud in the farmyard! Young readers will love to spot the details in Gerda Muller's illustrations as they discover which animals love the rain as much as the twins, and which hide away until it passes.

From the creator of USBBY-honored A Year in our New Garden, this tenth anniversary edition of Where Do They Go When it Rains will delight young nature lovers.

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Where Is the Buddha?

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A new story for children from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: a young boy named Minh goes on a journey to find the Buddha, only to discover the Buddha is in each one of us

Minh loves going to the temple with his parents. Everyone is nice to him there as they go about their daily work. But his favorite part of the temple is the Buddha statue. He is very impressed by all of the bananas, mangoes, and other fruits that people leave for the Buddha. He imagines that the Buddha must really like all of those fruits! To Minh, the Buddha statue is the Buddha.

As Minh grows up, eventually he realizes that the Buddha statue isn't actually the Buddha. But if the statue isn't the Buddha, then what is? Where is the Buddha? With his characteristic insight, sincerity, and sense of humor, Thich Nhat Hanh guides young readers through a charming tale of discovery, beginning in India with the story of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha, and then on to Vietnam with Minh and his quest.

Includes a section at the end of the book on How to Be a Buddha, with basic breathing exercises and meditations for children.

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9781952692055
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Where Snow Angels Go

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What happens to a snow angel after you leave it behind? A little girl discovers she has an unusual protector in a modern fairy tale with gorgeously detailed illustrations.

One night Sylvie awakens to an incredible sight: a glowing figure tiptoeing across her floor, with enormous feathery wings wafting from his back. He's muttering to himself, trying to remember his orders, for this is his first flight. Could he really be the same angel she made last winter in the snow? Sylvie's angel says she isn't supposed to see him. He has been sent to save her life, and when the danger is past, she won't remember he was there. But she does remember. She thinks of him every day. And when nothing Sylvie does, no matter how risky, can make him reappear, she realizes he'll always be there unseen when she truly needs him. In a contemporary tale told with humor and warmth, paired with Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini's enchanting artwork, Maggie O'Farrell weaves the story of a spirited girl who finds a way to bring magic into her own house--and enlist it to bring a sense of wonder to those she loves.

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Where Three Oceans Meet

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A child, mother, and grandmother travel all the way to the end of the earth in this picture book that celebrates multigenerational love--perfect for fans of Drawn Together and Alma.

"I want to see what's at the end of the earth!"

Sejal, Mommy, and Pati travel together to the southern tip of India. Along the way, they share meals, visit markets, and catch up with old friends.
For Pati, the trip retraces spaces she knows well. For Mommy, it's a return to the place she grew up. For Sejal, it's a discovery of new sights and sounds. The family finds their way to Kanyakumari, where three oceans meet, and delight in making it to the end of the earth together.
This own voices picture book celebrates the beauty of India and the enduring love of family.

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Where's Jane?

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Celebrates and encourages interest in the arts; fun for Austen fans of all ages; perfect for travel and gift-giving.Can you find Jane Austen hidden in ten scenes from her beloved novels? This beautiful new book by Jane Austen's great-great-great-great-great-niece introduces young children to Austen's intriguing Georgian and Regency-era world, filled with all the makings of the best stories--sparky humor, legendary showdowns, secrets, love, and triumph. Children spot the main characters in ten major scenes from Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. First read a snappy synopsis of the story, then explore key stages through a simple, illustrated narrative as you meet the main characters. Next absorb the wonderfully detailed illustrations as you search for the elusive author in the big and bustling main artworks.
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9781610676663
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Where's Will? Find Shakespeare

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"Find Will Shakespeare hidden in his plays. Where's Will? Can you spot him? Look carefully and you'll find him hiding amongst colorful scenes from some of his best-loved plays, including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night. In addition to Will, there are a number of other characters for you to find from each of the ten featured plays. Each play is summarized, so that as well as having fun, you can become a mini expert on the world's greatest playwright and some of his finest works"--The publisher.
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9781610674072
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Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?

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From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, acclaimed creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Giving Tree, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up, comes a boy's tribute to a perfectly unexpected pet: a rhinoceros.

In this cherished classic, published for the first time at HarperCollins, Silverstein delivers a hilarious look at the joys of having a rhinoceros as your friend, with his signature humor and black-and-white artwork.

Generations have grown up with the works of Shel Silverstein, known not only as a poet and illustrator, but also for his work as a cartoonist, playwright, performer, recording artist, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter. With the timeless magic of his work, Shel Silverstein has encouraged children to dream and dare to imagine the impossible with his extraordinary poetry and unforgettable characters.

Need a pet? What's the best kind to get?

A dog, a cat, a frog, a rat?

How about a cheap rhinoceros?

He's funny and sweet and loyal as they come.

He's huggable and lovable.

So who wants a cheap rhinoceros?

Maybe you!

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Why Do We Need Bees?

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Why do we need bees? How do they make honey? And who's who in a beehive? Children can find the answers to these questions and many more in this informative lift-the-flap book. With colourful illustrations, simple text and chunky flaps to lift, young children can discover lots of amazing facts about bees and why they need our help.
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William Bee's Wonderful World of Things That Go!

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Complete set of William Bee's amazing vehicle books, now in one volume

William Bee takes us on a grand tour of the world of amazing trucks, trains, boats, planes, tractors, and more! William loves his transport and he has lots of vehicles. There's his tanker truck, which carries all the fuel he needs for his vehicles--in fact, it holds enough fuel for 650 cars! There's his harrier jump jet, which can take off vertically, the steam locomotive, the mini submarine, his speedboat, and even his space rocket.

He has a teeny tiny tractor for picking fruit, the widest tractor in the world that can cover acre after acre, as well as tractors for pulling plows or for pushing smelly loads of manure! And that's just the beginning of his collection. Vroom Vroom! Peep Peep! We have blast off!

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9781843654735
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Willow the Armadillo

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A heartfelt story that celebrates picture books and reminds us real heroes come in all shapes and sizes

Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture book of her very own. She knows that achieving her dream will take a lot of work, so she studies hard at Picture Book Academy and signs up for many auditions. But she just can't seem to land a leading role! After one last heartbreaking rejection, she heads to the library for some peace and quiet, and instead finds . . . chaos! And that's when Willow discovers something even better than being a hero in a book.

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9781419741050
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Winter Is Here

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This picture book about winter celebrates the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. From Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes and acclaimed painter Laura Dronzek, the bestselling and award-winning creators of seasonal favorites When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall.

Snow falls, animals burrow, and children prepare for the wonders winter brings. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes's striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the winter season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings beautifully capture the joyful wonders of winter.

This is an engaging companion to the bestselling When Spring Comes and In the Middle of Fall. Winter Is Here is an ideal choice for story time, seasonal curriculums, and bedtime reading.

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Winter Wonderland Usborne Sound Book

$19.99
This sumptuous sound book is based on the beloved classic and retold for younger children to provide an ideal introduction to the story. Press the embedded sounds to hear the music that goes along with the story.
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Wishing Tree

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After reading this charming, festive story, kids can join in a fun Christmas tradition and place their own wishes to Santa on a wishing tree using the punch-out cards in the back of this book.

A powerful wish and a magical tree...

Theo loves everything about Christmas--from the twinkling lights to the merry carolers . . . and don't forget about Santa! But with days before before December 25th, there isn't even a single holly in sight.

Determined to show his town what Christmas is all about, Theo finds ways to share his holiday cheer. And along the way, with a little help from the magical wishing tree, Theo discovers the true meaning of Christmas and a new holiday tradition.

The Wishing Tree is a great choice for your family and sure to become a new Christmas classic. It features:

  • 12 punch-out holiday cards where readers can write their own Christmas wishes, then hang them up on their trees!
  • immersive, stunning artwork--artist Xindi Yan has created a gorgeous backdrop for Meika Hashimoto's Christmas tale
  • timeless themes of community and family
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    Wonderful Wizard of Oz Interactive, The [Illustrated with Interactive Elements]

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    A deluxe gift edition of L. Frank Baum's cherished children's classic, vividly reimagined with beautiful four-color artwork and nine interactive features created by MinaLima, the award-winning design studio behind the graphics for the Harry Potter film franchise.

    Hailed as "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale" by the Library of Congress, L. Frank Baum's classic story has been enjoyed by generations of young readers since its publication in 1900. One of the most-read children's books, it is a staple of American literature and the inspiration for the beloved 1939 Academy Award-winning movie (widely acclaimed as one of the greatest films of all time), as well as stage plays and musicals.

    When a tornado strikes the Kansas prairie, young orphan Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto are blown away to Oz, a magical place filled with witches, munchkins, winged monkeys, and other unusual inhabitants. Lost and afraid, all Dorothy wants is to return to her Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. But to do so, the Good Witch of the North tells her, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road that leads to the Emerald City. There, she will find the fearsome Wizard of Oz who can help her find her way home.

    Along the way, Dorothy encounters three unforgettable characters--the Scarecrow, the Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion--who join her in her quest. Their journey to the Emerald City, fraught with peril and adventure, teaches them the true meaning of friendship and reminds us all that there is no place like home.

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Interactive reimagines the novel's iconic imagery and highlights phrases from the original book in a unique and delightful style that will enchant readers of all ages. Sure to become a collector's item, this deluxe illustrated edition contains specially commissioned artwork and nine exclusive interactive features, including:

    A cyclone map that opens up to reveal the Land of Oz
    A pop-up Yellow Brick Road
    Oz glasses that provide a different look at the world
    Fighting trees with branches that move
    Dorothy's silver shoes that can be clicked together



    This marvelous edition will enchant young and adult readers and is a thoughtful gift for any occasion.



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    Wonderful Wizard of Oz: A Colors Primer

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    BabyLit(R) is a fashionable way to introduce your toddler to the world of classic literature. With clever, simple text by Jennifer Adams, paired with stylish design and illustrations by Sugar's Alison Oliver, these books are a must for every savvy parent's nursery library'.

    "Will delight bookish babes of all ages." --Cool Mom Picks

    "The simplicity of these books is its genius." --Kid Lit Review

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    Wonders of the USA

    $12.99
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    9781610675437
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    Word Puzzles & Games

    $4.99
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    9780794550264
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    Words (Reissue)

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    From the creators of the bestselling classic Chicka Chicka Boom Boom comes a lively parade of fancy, dancy, prancy words!

    Some words are long.
    Some words are short.
    Some words are fancy.
    Some words are dancy.

    Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault's rhythmic text about first words is the perfect fit for Lois Ehlert's bold, bright, cheerful art. This winning combination makes this book a must-have for all Chicka Chicka Boom Boom fans!

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    9781534401259
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    Wordy Book

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    This book is a collection of paintings made up of words upon words, all moving, interacting, and creating a visually stunning and wordy universe. Each page contains a question to be answered with the words that lie within. What happens when words and pictures coexist in such a way, bump into one another, are in constant conversation? How might words paint a bird, while that very bird sings the words themselves? This book invites readers to participate in a vibrant celebration of language itself.
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    9781592703531
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    XO, Exoplanet

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    "When the planets spot something new in the galaxy, they start a letter-writing exchange that gets a little heated (for a planet) over just who gets to be called what and why. This funny fiction also teaches about planets, exo and otherwise." --TODAY.com

    From bestselling author Deborah Underwood comes a lively and heartwarming letter writing exchange between all the planets in outer space to show the power of perspective.

    It was an ordinary day for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, (and don't forget Pluto, the dwarf planet). The planets were circling the Sun, staring into space, until suddenly they spot something else in their Solar System. What could it be? Who could it be? The planets have no idea but they're circling to find out. Whatever it is that something is most definitely, absolutely, without a doubt NOT a planet. So begins an out-of-this-world pen pal exchange between the planets and an exoplanet: Dear Exoplanet, We are excited to have you in the galaxy!XO, Planets Dear Planets, It is nice to hear from you! But what is an exoplanet? Does it mean "excellent planet"?XO, Exoplanet Paired with vibrant illustrations from Jorge Lacera, this STEM-friendly story, told mainly through letters, reminds readers what happens when we consider another person's point of view.

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    9780759557437
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    Yellow Suitcase

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    Asha travels with her parents from America to India to mourn her grandmother's passing.

    When they arrive at her grandmother's house, it's filled with strangers--and no Grandma. Asha's grief and anger are compounded by the empty yellow suitcase usually reserved for gifts to and from Grandma, but when she discovers a gift left behind just for her, Asha realizes that the memory of her grandmother will live on inside her, no matter where she lives.

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