Children's Books

For Beautiful Black Boys Who Believe in a Better World

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$18.00

Winner of the 2020 Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice

Dad, what happened?
Why are they shooting?
What is this vigil for?

The shootings keep coming, and so do Jeremiah's questions. Dad doesn't have easy answers, but that doesn't mean he won't talk about it--or that he won't act. But what if Jeremiah doesn't want to talk anymore? None of it makes sense, and he's just a kid. Even if he wants to believe in a better world, is there anything he can do about it?

Inspired by real-life events, this honest, intimate look at one family's response to racism and gun violence includes a discussion guide created by the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, a multicultural center and museum committed to promoting respect, hope, and understanding.

A portion of the publisher's sales proceeds will be donated to nonprofit organizations that facilitate the empowerment of Black communities.

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Fox & Chick: The Quiet Boat Ride: and Other Stories

$14.99
The second book in the lauded Fox & Chick series

Opposite personalities attract for these two unlikely friends In the second book of this lauded series, Fox and Chick are off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their different personalities, the contradictory duo always manages to have fun together.

  • This early chapter book in comic-book form is perfect for emerging readers, while the sweet and funny characters and captivating art hold appeal for picture book audiences as well.
  • Inspires conversation about accepting and appreciating each other's differences.
  • Sergio Ruzzier is a Sendak Fellow whose work has been praised by the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and the Society of Publication Designers.
  • Fans of the first book in the series, Fox & Chick: The Party and Other Stories, and Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books will love following the silly adventures of this dynamic, yet opposite, duo.

    Sweet and funny characters and appealing art are the backdrop for an important lesson in appreciating the differences among friends.

  • Great read aloud book for family or elementary story time
  • Books for kids ages 5-8
  • Books for early and emergent readers
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    Frida Kahlo

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    $14.99
    In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned painter.

    When Frida was a teenager, a terrible road accident changed her life forever. Unable to walk, she began painting from her bed. Her self-portraits, which show her pain and grief, but also her passion for life and instinct for survival, have made her one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the artist's life.

    Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.

    This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.

    Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
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    9781847807830
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    Friendship Book

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    $14.99
    With charming art and poetry, this honest primer on friendship, and companion to The Thank You Book, captures the many ways friendships are formed and what it means to be a friend. Perfect for fans of I Like You and A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You.

    Sometimes being friends begins all at once
    And sometimes it takes a while to get acquainted
    But then, as some small knowing grows,
    You start feeling that feeling
    That comes with having a friend--

    Exploring the many shapes friendships take and how being a friend can be a gift in itself, this thoughtful and authentic primer on friendship invites readers to celebrate the wonders of companionship.

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    9781328488992
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    Fruits of Your Labor

    $12.99
    The Fruits of Your Laboris a board book that explores the size progression of a baby in the womb in relation to a fruit or vegetable.

    Beginning at the size of a sweet pea and growing to the size of watermelon, each week of pregnancy is documented as a watercolor painting next to a fun, and also true fact about that specific fruit or vegetable, mixed with a playful quip. With its endearing illustrations and droll humor, The Fruits of Your Labormakes a perfect gift for expectant families.

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    9781576879078
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    Gandhi

    $14.99
    New in the Little People, Big Dreams series, discover the life of Mohandas Gandhi, the father of India, in this true story of his life. As a young teenager in India, Gandhi led a rebellious life and went against his parents' values. But as a young man, he started to form beliefs of his own that harked back to the Hindu principles of his childhood. Gandhi began to dream of unity for all peoples and religions. Inspired by this idea, he led peaceful protests to free India from British rule and unite the country--ending violence and unfair treatment. His bravery and free-thinking made him one of the most iconic people of peace in the world, known as 'Mahatma' meaning 'great soul'.

    With innovative illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful people of the world.
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    9781786037879
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    Geometry Genius: Lift and Learn: filled with flaps to make math fun!

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    $14.99
    An interactive guide to shapes for 5 to 8 year olds, this bright and bold lift-the-flap activity book helps children understand the properties of 2-D and 3-D shapes. Shapes are an important topic for early learners, and this visually appealing book will make it a lot of fun, too!

    Geometry Genius features fun geometric characters, like Fox and Lion, and lift-the-flap activities that help kids relate shapes to everyday life. Characters pose key questions, such as What's special about a sphere?, What is an equilateral triangle?, and How many lines of symmetry does a hexagon have? Children can then lift the flaps and find the answers. An interactive pop-up will also bring learning to life by encouraging kids to spot different shapes within the scene.

    Geometry Genius helps kids identify and describe 2-D and 3-D shapes, compare and contrast features of regular and irregular shapes, discuss the size and orientation of shapes, understand nets, identify and count lines of symmetry, and more! It gets kids thinking about shapes in their world and not just on the pages of a math book. Quiz questions and fun activities are found sprinkled throughout the book, encouraging kids to lift the flaps and find out more. Learning shapes is a highly visual topic, and this book tackles the subject in a visually appealing, fully interactive, and playful way.

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    9781465491145
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    Gift Inside the Box

    $18.99
    Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Give and Take, teams with his wife, Allison, to share the lighthearted tale of a gift in search of a giver--a classic in the making and the perfect conversation starter about thoughtfulness.

    This delightful book--one of Amazon's 2019 Holiday Gift Picks and Most Anticipated Books--is designed to start conversations with kids about generosity. In the tradition of Goodnight Gorilla, the words are intentionally spare. The book is meant to be read interactively, with adults posing questions so kids can guess what's happening (and why). Praised by both parents and teachers for sparking imagination and eliciting discussion, the story can be interpreted differently in every family, by every child, and reinterpreted many times over.

    Give the gift of this clever, earnest book about generosity--a new and nourishing fable for every child's library (and one that includes a delightfully innovative cover approach that requires the reader to unfasten the Velcroed cover for a fun unboxing effect!). It's a gift that keeps on giving.

    Truly phenomenal . . . Kristen [Bell]'s favorite book we've read to the kids in a year. --Dax Shepard of the podcast Armchair Expert

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    9781984815460
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    Ginger and Chrysanthemum

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    $17.99
    No doubt you can be close to someone who's very different from you. Ginger is excitable; she leaps into action, throwing herself headfirst into any project. Chrysanthemum is cooler-headed; she likes to plan, she's organized. She makes lists. Yet they are cousins, close as two beans in a pod.

    But planning Grandma's birthday together is a pretty huge challenge. There are presents to buy, decorations to pick, and a special birthday cake to bake. Together. How they manage it is a testament to affection being stronger than differences.

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    9781646140015
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    Give It!

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    $16.99
    In this delightful introduction to simple money concepts, an enthusiastic young bunny discovers how good it feels to use his allowance to help others.

    Chummy longs to be a superhero. He wants to save the world--or at least Bunnyland--from dragons, so spending his carrots on a superhero costume seems like a great plan! When his grandma reminds him that there aren't any dragons in Bunnyland, but that there are creatures that could use help, Chummy starts reconsidering the best way to spend his wad. This is the fourth book in the internationally acclaimed Moneybunny Books series that also includes Earn It!, Spend It!, and Save It!

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    9781984812438
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    Go, Grandpa, Go!

    $7.99
    Perfect for all the grandpas who steer the stroller, splash in puddles, and love their grandchildren dearly, this charming board book celebrates the special relationship between grandfathers and their grandkids.

    Zig! Zag!
    Zip! Zoom!
    Go, Grandpa, go!

    Puddle stomp
    Muddy romp
    Go, Grandpa, go!

    Grandpa is on the go in this charming board book! From pulling the wagon, to swinging on swings, to splashing in puddles, grandpa and grandchild are always having a blast! This board book perfectly captures the special bond that grandfathers have with their grandchildren.

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    Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    $14.99
    This classic fairy tale is brought to life by the inimitable Tony Ross in a beautiful hardback edition of his first ever picture book, 40 years after it was published for the first time. Discover the story of mischievous Goldilocks and her adventures in the three bears' house through the glorious illustrations and charming text.
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    Good Day

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    A bad day can turn into a good one! Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes's masterful picture book explores a single day from five different points of view.

    It's a bad day for a little yellow bird who loses his favorite tail feather, a little white dog whose leash gets tangled, a little orange fox who can't find his mother, and a little brown squirrel who drops her nut. But then something good happens to each of them, turning a bad day into a good one.

    What makes a good day? What makes a bad day? And how can bad be transformed into good?

    This exploration of opposites and emotions was described as a deceptively simple picture book, expertly tuned to the emotions and imaginations of young children by ALA Booklist in a starred review.

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    9780061140181
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    Good Day, Good Night

    $18.99

    ★ An Amazon Best Book of 2017

    A never-before-published picture book from Margaret Wise Brown, the bestselling author of Goodnight Moon, brought to life by Loren Long, #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama's Of Thee I Sing.

    When the sun comes up and the day begins, the little bunny says good day to all the familiar things outside. To the birds in the skies and the bees in their hives, to everything one by one. And as the sun starts to set, it's time for the little bunny to say goodnight. Goodnight, kitty. Goodnight, bear. Goodnight, people everywhere.

    This previously unpublished picture book by beloved children's book author Margaret Wise Brown uses her signature word pattern from the classic Goodnight Moon that has soothed generations of children to sleep. Paired with Loren Long's gorgeous illustrations, readers will take comfort in the reassuring world of the little bunny and delight at the attention to detail and hidden surprises on every page.

    Makes an excellent baby shower gift!

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    Good Egg Presents: The Great Eggscape!

    $10.99

    A New York Times Bestseller!

    Based on the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book sensation The Good Egg, Jory John and Pete Oswald present: The Great Eggscape! Includes two sticker sheets, perfect for decorating your own eggs.

    The Great Eggscape is when the Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun, enjoyed by everybody.

    Well, almost everybody.

    Shel (an egg) isn't a huge fan of group activities, especially when he's made to be "It" for a game of hide-and-seek. Nevertheless, Shel doesn't want to let his friends down, so he reluctantly plays, anyway. But after a morning of hiding and seeking, somebody's still missing. Will the dozen eggs friends ever be reunited?

    Find out in this hilarious egg hunt adventure that reminds us to break out of our shells and help our friends in need!

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    Good Night, Little Engine

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    The 90th anniversary celebrations continue with this charming original title featuring everyone's favorite little train is the perfect book for bedtime.

    The train yard's still. There's not a sound.
    The setting sun glows all around.

    After a day of play, Little Engine settles in to sleep . . . but when she hears a noise outside, she goes on a midnight ride, finding a certain someone who needs her help. Say Good night to Little Engine in this beautiful, rhyming picture book perfect for little ones at bedtime.

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    Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend!

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    From the creator of The Rabbit Listened comes a gentle story about the difficulty of change . . . and the wonder that new beginnings can bring.

    Change and transitions are hard, but Goodbye, Friend! Hello, Friend! demonstrates how, when one experience ends, it opens the door for another to begin. It follows two best friends as they say goodbye to snowmen, and hello to stomping in puddles. They say goodbye to long walks, butterflies, and the sun...and hello to long evening talks, fireflies, and the stars. But the hardest goodbye of all comes when one of the friends has to move away. Feeling alone isn't easy, and sometimes new beginnings take time. But even the hardest days come to an end, and you never know what tomorrow will bring.

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    Goodnight Moon (Revised)

    $18.99

    In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

    In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. Goodnight room, goodnight moon. And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room--to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one--the little bunny says goodnight.

    One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

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    Grace and Box

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    A little girl and a refrigerator box go on many adventures as they imagine all the things they can be in this debut picture book from Kim Howard and Megan Lotter, Grace and Box...

    Grace and Box have become fast friends. Box delivered a refrigerator earlier in the week and by the end of it, Grace and Box had already been to space, gone camping, and explored the depths of the sea together.

    But on Sunday, Grace notices something's wrong with her buddy. Box has some rips and crumples that Band-Aids, ice packs, and rest on the couch can't seem to heal. Grace certainly doesn't want these adventures to end, so she is determined to fix Box so that they can continue their play together!

    A universal friendship (child and box) has come alive in this imaginative and humorous picture book. The depths of friendships run deep with children, even if they're just boxes to us!

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    9781250262943
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    Grandma's Gardens

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    $18.99
    From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers and the children they love.

    Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed.

    In this inspiring and heartwarming mother-daughter story, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations.

    Praise for Grandma's Gardens

    A deeply affectionate tribute to the bounty of nature and the love of gardening. --Publishers Weekly

    Filled with mindfulness, the story inspires children to reflect on family and keep memories alive. --Booklist

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    Grandpa Grumps

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    Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

    Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined. Throughout the week, she tries all sorts of things to get him past his grumpiness. Will she be able to make him smile before he goes home?

    Kids will love this funny and heartwarming story about overcoming cultural differences and connecting across generations!

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    9781499808865
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    Great Santa Stakeout

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    A delightfully devious Christmas story from beloved librarian Betsy Bird and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat.
    Freddy Melcher is Santa's #1 Fan. He has Santa posters, Santa action figures, and even Santa underwear. But there is one prize Freddy desperately wants: A photograph taken with Santa, fresh out of the chimney.

    Oh, is it risky! It's awfully hard to sneak anything by someone who can see you when you're sleeping and knows when you're awake. That's why Freddy has been extra good this year . . . at hiding his plans.

    Will Freddy get away with his delightfully devious scheme to outwit Santa Claus himself and capture the ultimate selfie?

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    9781338169980
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    Greatest Table

    $19.99
    In a world of bountiful food yet increasing food insecurity, we are called to remember that all creatures have a place--and may be fed sustainably--at the greatest, communal table offered by our planet.
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    Grumpy Monkey Party Time!

    $17.99
    Everyone's favorite New York Times bestselling Grumpy Monkey is back in this hilarious sequel about managing social anxiety and listening to your needs!

    Have you ever been a little anxious about going to a party? Jim Panzee feels that. Porcupine is having a big party, and according to Jim's best friend Norman, there will be--gulp--dancing. Jim can DEFINITELY not dance. When he tells his friends, they all try to teach him cool moves--surely that's the only reason Jim isn't excited about this party!

    Now, their job complete, the other animals sweep Jim along, all the way to the dance floor. Jim is dipped, swayed, and twirled until he can't take it anymore--he just doesn't like to dance! When he lets everyone know, he's met with disbelief...until Water Buffalo reveals that he doesn't much care to dance, either. As more and more animals have the courage speak their truths, does this mean there's no place for them at this party?

    In this hilarious sequel to GRUMPY MONKEY, kids will learn that it's okay not to go with the flow if they're uncomfortable, and that speaking up about what they need can help others speak up, too--and maybe they need the same thing!

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    9780593118627
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    Happy Book

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    From the creator of ARCHIE THE DAREDEVIL PENGUIN comes the unique story of two friends who can't escape all the feels.

    Camper is happy as a clam and Clam is a happy camper. When you live in The Happy Book, the world is full of daisies and sunshine and friendship cakes . . . until your best friend eats the whole cake and doesn't save you one bite. Moving from happiness to sadness and everything in between, Camper and Clam have a hard time finding their way back to happy. But maybe happy isn't the goal--being a good friend is about supporting each other and feeling all the feels together.

    At once funny and thoughtful, The Happy Book supports social-emotional learning. It's a book to keep young readers company no matter how they're feeling!

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