Children's Books

Build!

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$17.99
For all young truck lovers and fans of books like Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site! Watch a series of amazing construction vehicles--a dump truck, a bulldozer, and many others--build a building unlike any other. Then delight in the surprise ending, where young readers and listeners can see that the trucks are actually toys that a little boy is playing with!

Bulldozers, dump trucks, and cranes are just a few of the vehicles working together in these pages to build something incredible. The payloader makes the hole for the foundation (DIG), the semi-loader brings in the huge blocks (HAUL), and the crane lifts them up (HOIST). But is this a real construction site, or a boy's backyard? And after the structure is done, what happens next? Yes, the inevitable: he makes it all tumble down and is ready to start all over again!

Here is an ingenious book that showcases all kinds of trucks and celebrates the joy of imaginative play. But it is also a marvel of ingenuity on the part of Red Nose Studio, who has hand-built each of the trucks, as well as the construction site, then photographed his 3-D creations. As added value, the inside of the jacket--which pictures each vehicle and a simple description of what it does--can be hung in a child's room as a poster.

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Can I Join Your Club?

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$12.99
A heartwarming celebration of diversity, inclusiveness and friendship.Duck's started a club. But there's ONE rule - everyone is welcome! Because when it comes to making friends, being yourself is all that counts.
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Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers: A Gumboot Kids Nature Mystery

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$6.99

Scout and Daisy are at the farmer's market and Scout is looking to buy a jar of honey from the buzzing honey makers, but there's none left! Where will Scout find some honey? Join Scout and Daisy as they find clues to solve The Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers.

About THE GUMBOOT KIDS SERIES

CBC Books, Best Books of the Year -- Canadian Picture Books

Praise for previous titles in the series:

The felted wool mice and their miniature world are adorable and will invite children to savor the tiny details. Charming and informative picture books that will help young children discover nature. --School Library Journal

A most charming and instructive collection of nature mystery books which encourages children to head outside and discover their natural world. --Canadian Children's Book News

A celebration of nature, curiosity, discovery and mindfulness!

Adapted from the award-winning TV show Gumboot Kids, this outstanding series of nature mystery books celebrates the joy and wonder of mindfully exploring the natural world.

Perfect for inquisitive young minds, The Gumboot Kids' nature mysteries feature beloved characters, Scout and Daisy, working through a series of clues in order to crack the case. In each mystery Scout and Daisy affirm their findings with a trip to the library where they verify the evidence they've gathered in nature and solve the mystery before having a mindful moment to reflect on their journey.

With beautifully rendered and painstakingly detailed art, Scout and Daisy's adventures are a visual feast that will have kids poring over the pages time and time again.

Each book concludes with two pages of field notes on the mystery subject, as well as a nature craft inspired by the mystery, for kids to try at home.

Curriculum guides available for download at gumbootkids.com/play-learn/

Titles in The Gumboot Kids series: The Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers (9780228102816, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Buzzing Honey Makers (9780228102823, hardcover, 19.95) The Case of the Singing Ocean (9780228102847, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Singing Ocean (9780228102854, hardcover, 19.95) The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder (9780228101901, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Growing Bird Feeder (9780228101895, hardcover, 19.95) The Case of the Story Rock (9780228101925, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Story Rock (9780228101918, hardcover, 19.95) The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar (9780228101949, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Vanishing Caterpillar (9780228101932, hardcover, 19.95) The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper (9780228101963, paperback, 6.99) The Case of the Wooden Timekeeper (9780228101956, hardcover, 19.95)

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Cat in the Hat

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$9.99
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
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Cat Problems

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What could a pampered house cat possibly have to complain about? This latest collaboration from picture book superstars--and cat devotees--Lane Smith and Jory John brings with it a hilarious set of feline problems!

Just like most cats, this cat lives an extremely comfortable life. But he has his problems too!

The sun spot he's trying to bathe in won't stop moving. He keeps getting served dry food instead of wet. And don't even get him started on the vacuum--it's an absolute menace!--and the nosy neighbor squirrel that just can't seem to mind its own business. Will this cat ever find the silver lining?

Jory John and Lane Smith once again air their grievances in this must-have companion book to Penguin Problems and Giraffe Problems.

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Catch that Dog!

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Based on the amazing true story of the world's most valuable dog, a fun adventure about a famous big-city poodle named Masterpiece who finds a new life alongside a small-town girl named Joanie.

When Joanie first encounters Masterpiece, he's curled up in an alley and she mistakes him for (of all things!) a cat. Soon, though, she cleans him up and shows him home and discovers he is, in fact, a poodle.

What Joanie doesn't know is that Masterpiece isn't any ordinary poodle. No, Masterpiece is a world-famous poodle, who has been in movies and advertisements and has been seen hobnobbing with celebrities. So how did Masterpiece go from a palatial apartment in New York City to an alley in a small town in New Jersey? He was dognapped! And now not only does the dognapper want him back, but his former owner is offering a big reward.

Masterpiece knows he should want to go home to the luxury of his old life. But nobody's ever loved him the way Joanie loves him.

What's a dog to do?

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Cats Can

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$17.99
A rollicking rhyme that celebrates the playful and mischievous similarities between cats and toddlers!

Whether they're stretching and scheming, playing or dreaming, cats love to make mischief, sneak snacks, and cuddle up in a cozy spot, just like . . . kids! Cats Can proves that kittens and kids are more alike than we think. Roseanne Greenfield Thong's rhyming romp is perfectly matched by the vibrant, energetic illustrations of Ebony Glenn in this playful read-aloud.

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Chaiwala!

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A sensory celebration of family, food, and culture
When their train makes a 10-minute stop at the station in Jaipur, a young girl and her mother hurry to get in line for a cup of chai. While the girl waits for her mug of milky spiced tea, readers are treated to the sights, sounds, and smells of the Chaiwala's cart. The aroma of ginger, cardamom, cloves, and cinnamon sticks swirls in the air. Tea leaves rustle, milk bubbles, and the hot drink is poured back and forth until--clink!--the cups are filled and placed on the stand. With a biscuit and a rusk added to their order, it's time to find a spot to sit and enjoy!
Inspired by the author's childhood visits to India, Chaiwala! celebrates the pleasures of taking time for food, family, and tradition--even for a brief moment. Illustrated in lively cut-paper collages and filled with scrumptious sensory details, this book is just like a cup of chai--warm, comforting, and good to the last drop.
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Chakra Magic

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The Chakra Fairies have a gift for you!

The seven chakra fairies in Chakra Magic have come together just for you to share some important information that will help you every day of your life.

What you will learn in Chakra Magic
- the energy centers in the body have been a part of many cultures for a very long time.
- the color associated with each chakra.
- what the energy in each chakra can affect in your life every day.
- multiple ways to help balance your own chakras to help them work better.

Included is a simple, step-by-step meditation to help your chakras work better. And as an Added Bonus - Christine has included an exercise you can do to learn to actually feel your own energy. You can do this on your own or with a friend or family member.

s an Added Bonus - Christine has included an exercise you can do to learn to actually feel your own energy. You can do this on your own or with a friend or family member.
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Champions of Change: 25 Women Who Made History

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Stories of powerhouse women who pushed for justice in politics, medicine, art, music, religion, tribal leadership, and more.

In fighting to pass the 19th Amendment, brave suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Emmeline B. Wells fought to end laws and take down barriers that prevented them from voting. Champions of Change introduces young readers not only to Anthony and Wells, but also to a diverse group of firsts and freedom-fighters in America's fight for equality, such as:

  • Zitkala-Sa, co-founder of the National Council of American Indians
  • Martha Hughes Cannon, America's first female state senator
  • Hannah Kaaepa, an advocate for Hawaiian women's rights
  • Barbara Toomer, who was jailed 35 times for protests that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • and the women of the Kanab Town Council, one of the first all-female city councils in the country.

  • This timely collection of mini biographies highlights 25 champions for justice, includes colorful portraitures of each, and presents actual photos of the individuals.

    Naomi Watkins, Ph.D. is an educational consultant, women's advocate, and community builder. A former middle school English teacher, she specializes in curriculum development and school district consulting. She has been published in international journals such as The Reading Teacher, Journal of Children's Literature, TESOL Journal, and Middle School Journal.

    Katherine Kitterman is the historical director for Better Days 2020, an organization that explores stories of women who shaped Utah's history. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in American History at American University in Washington, D.C., where she has worked to bring history to life at the Smithsonian Institution, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Woodrow Wilson House.

    Brooke Smart is an illustrator based in Sandy, Utah, with a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University. Her illustration clients include the New York Times, Gathre, Better Days 2020, Bravery Magazine, and private commissions. Brooke recently won honorable mention in the 2016 Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Portfolio Showcase in New York City.

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    Change Sings: A Children's Anthem

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    A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long

    I can hear change humming
    In its loudest, proudest song.
    I don't fear change coming,
    And so I sing along.

    In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes--big or small--in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

    With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.

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    9780593203224
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    Chester's Way

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    Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used had signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that's the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had "her" own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.
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    Chester's Way

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    Chester and Wilson had their own way of doing things, and they did everything together. When they cut their sandwiches, it was always diagonally. When they rode their bikes, they always used had signals. If Chester was hungry, Wilson was too. They were two of a kind, and that's the way it was - until indomitable Lilly, who had "her" own way of doing things, moved into the neighborhood.
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    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    $7.99
    There is always enough room on your child's bookshelf for this Classic Board Book edition of the rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children's favorite for over thirty years!

    A told B,
    and B told C,
    "I'll meet you at the
    top of the coconut tree"

    In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no--Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

    Countless children--and their parents--can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault's rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.

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    Child of the Flower-Song People: Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua

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    Award-winning illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life debut author Gloria Amescua's lyrical biography of an indigenous Nahua woman from Mexico who taught and preserved her people's culture through modeling for famous artists

    A 2022 Pura Belpré Award Author Honor Book

    She was Luz Jiménez,
    child of the flower-song people,
    the powerful Aztec,
    who called themselves Nahua--
    who lost their land but who did not disappear.

    As a young Nahua girl in Mexico during the early 1900s, Luz learned how to grind corn in a metate, to twist yarn with her toes, and to weave on a loom. By the fire at night, she listened to stories of her community's joys, suffering, and survival, and wove them into her heart.

    But when the Mexican Revolution came to her village, Luz and her family were forced to flee and start a new life. In Mexico City, Luz became a model for painters, sculptors, and photographers such as Diego Rivera, Jean Charlot, and Tina Modotti. These artists were interested in showing the true face of Mexico and not a European version. Through her work, Luz found a way to preserve her people's culture by sharing her native language, stories, and traditions. Soon, scholars came to learn from her.

    This moving, beautifully illustrated biography tells the remarkable story of how model and teacher Luz Jiménez became "the soul of Mexico"--a living link between the indigenous Nahua and the rest of the world. Through her deep pride in her roots and her unshakeable spirit, the world came to recognize the beauty and strength of her people.

    The book includes an author's note, timeline, glossary, and bibliography.

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    9781419740206
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    Chirri & Chirra, In the Tall Grass

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    In their second adventure to reach the US market, Chirri & Chirra become very small, and so are able to explore the magical world hidden away in a mound of tall grass. Filled with friendly, industrious bees and equally inventive bugs, this is a book that brings the lovely particularity of life in Japan--marked by food and nature--to young readers here.

    Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kaya Doi graduated with a degree in design from Tokyo Zokei University. She got her start in picture books by attending the Atosaki Juku Workshop, held at a Tokyo bookshop specializing in children's books. Since then she has created many books featuring her delicate color-pencil drawings. She lives in Chiba Prefecture and maintains a strong interest in environmental and animal welfare issues.

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    9781592702251
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    Chirri & Chirra, On The Town

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    Having explored blossoming fields, a magical mound of tall grass, crystal caves and underground passageways, here Chirri and Chirra explore life in town!

    ★ Winner of Multicultural Award, 2021 Northern Lights Book Awards


    In this fifth book of perhaps the most charming series ever, Chirri and Chirra venture down forest paths and through alleyways into a yarn shop and an old woman's house, where they enjoy hot drinks and soup. When they're done, they find a wonderful surprise hidden in the branches of a tree. Memorable for Doi's luminous appreciation of the natural world as well as her respect for beautiful edibles, this new installment is sure to delight!

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    9781592702787
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    Chirri & Chirra, The Rainy Day

    $16.95
    Dring-dring! With the distinctive sound of their bicycle bells, Chirri and Chirra are off on another whimsical adventure. In this new installment of the beloved series, the twins brave a rainy day together...after all, stormy weather is no match for their boundless energy and curiosity. The pair happens upon a cafe that is only open on rainy days, and they sip tea with a side of sweet rock candy as they watch the droplets fall. They continue their journey, only to discover that the rain is now falling upside-down, their bicycles suspended on the droplets as they ride along. For these winsome twins, the world is a haven of endless discovery, of wonderful oddities, of adventure and excitement without danger. Kaya Doi's illustrations, rendered in glowing colored pencil, are warm and inviting for readers, ushering them into the pages like a safe haven from the rain outside.
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    9781592703074
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    Christmas Activity Book

    $9.99
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    9780794539122
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    Christmas Puzzle Pad

    $5.99
    A pad bursting with vibrantly illustrated puzzles and pencil games to test the brainpower of children and adults alike. 204 tear-off pages
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    Christmas Wish

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    Celebrate the season with this New York Times bestselling wintry tale that will have readers of all ages believing in the magic of Christmas. This is one to pull out every year and savor all winter long!

    In the merry tradition of classics like The Polar Express, this special picture book captures the holiday spirit. This is a timeless classic one to reread every year and savor all winter long!

    Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa's elves.So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa. A generous trim-size, matte cover, extraordinary photographs, and foiled title make this a special book for the holiday season.

    And don't miss the other Wish books:

    The Reindeer Wish
    The Tiny Wish
    The Brave Little Puppy
    The Puppy's Wish
    The Polar Bear Wish

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    9780449816813
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    Cinco de Mouse-o!

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    One tiny mouse follows his nose to a Cinco de Mayo festival, where exciting performances and tasty treats await!

    Mouse smells some yummy candy in a piñata hung high up in a tree for the Cinco de Mayo festival. He NEEDS to have one! But first he wants to eat some mouse-meal-sized tamale crumbs and watch heel-stomping dancers in bright-colored dresses. Everything will be perfect so long as he stays away from the cat following him down the street.

    Now a board book, Cinco de Mouse-o! is the perfect read-aloud for the little explorers in any family. Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler uses bright colors to detail a joyous celebration of Mexican-American culture with music, food, and games.

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    9780823450947
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    Cinderelliot: A Scrumptious Fairytale

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    A gay retelling of the classic fairy tale--a scrumptious love story featuring ungrateful stepsiblings, a bake-off, and a fairy godfather.

    Cinderelliot is stuck at home taking care of his ungrateful stepsister and stepbrother. When Prince Samuel announces a kingdom-wide competition to join the royal staff as his baker, the stepsiblings insist that Cinderelliot bake their entries, leaving no time for he, himself, to compete. Fairy Godfather Ludwig appears and magically helps Cinderelliot bake his best chocolate cake, clean up, and get to the competition via limo. At the bake-off, Prince Samuel falls in love with Cinderelliot's cake, but our hero has to run off as the clock strikes midnight, leaving behind his chef hat. The next day, Prince Samuel searches the kingdom for the owner of the hat and finds that it fits perfectly on Cinderelliot's head. The prince is delighted to find not only his new baker but also the man of his dreams, and Cinderelliot creates a magnificent wedding cake--and the two live scrumptiously ever after.

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    9780762499595
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    Class Picture

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    $12.99
    Laugh-out-loud take on a typical childhood event; full of universal appeal; quirky and delightful; and children and adults will see themselves reflected.Hooray! Hooray! It's class picture day. It's time to stop monkeying around and say cheese! Which class picture is your favorite? Click!
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    9781684641123
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    Claymates

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    Meet the claymates: two balls of clay that can become anything--even best friends!

    What can you do with two blobs of clay? Create something amazing! But don't leave them alone for too long. Things might get a little crazy.

    In this photographic friendship adventure, the claymates squish, smash, and sculpt themselves into the funniest shapes imaginable. But can they fix a giant mess before they're caught in the act?

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    9780316303118
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