Children's Books

In Our Mothers' House

$17.99
Marmee, Meema, and the kids are just like any other family on the block. In their beautiful house, they cook dinner together, they laugh together, and they dance together. But some of the other families don't accept them. They say they are different. How can a family have two moms and no dad? But Marmee and Meema's house is full of love. And they teach their children that different doesn't mean wrong. And no matter how many moms or dads they have, they are everything a family is meant to be.

Here is a true Polacco story of a family, living by their own rules, and the strength they gain by the love they feel.

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In the Half Room

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$16.99
From the Caldecott Honor-winning creator of Home and Du Iz Tak? comes a striking tale of a wholly extraordinary room where everything is a half.

The light of the half moon
Shines down on the half room . . .

The half room is full of half things. A half chair, a half cat, even half shoes--all just as nice as whole things. When half a knock comes on half a door, who in the world could it be? With inventive flair, Caldecott Honor winner Carson Ellis explores halves and wholes in an ingenious and thought-provoking picture book. Ink and gouache illustrations featuring wry detail and velvety textures conjure a dreamlike mood while leaving space for imagining. A celebration of the surreal and the serendipitous and the beauty of the two together, this brilliant picture book will have readers seeing halves with whole new eyes.

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9781536214567
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In the Middle of Fall

$17.99

Pre-order now! Release date is September 5. 

Watch the world transform when fall comes! In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange.

Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes's memorable text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

"This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them."--School Library Journal (starred review)

In a starred review, Kirkus called In the Middle of Fall "A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists."

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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9780062573117
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In the Middle of Fall Board Book

$8.99

Watch the world transform when fall comes! In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange.

Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes's memorable text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek's expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.

"This exquisite picture book will inspire youngsters to get outdoors and observe the world around them."--School Library Journal (starred review)

In a starred review, Kirkus called In the Middle of Fall "A touching portrait of the fall season from two superb artists."

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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In the Small, Small Pond

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$8.99
It's Springtime and a bright green frog leaps out of the tall, tall grass and lands in a small, small pond. Splash! Tadpoles and minnows scatter. Summer passes, turtles drowse in the sun and dragonflies hover in the air above. Fall arrives as ducks paddle by and the colors change. Finally, snow falls. The little frog burrows deep into the pond and waits for spring to come again.
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Indestructibles: Baby, Find the Shapes!

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$5.95
Baby, can you find the shapes? There are triangles in the bedroom and circles in the garden! Find the squares and rectangles, too!

See all the shapes around the home in a book that's indestructible.

Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
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    9781523506248
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    Indestructibles: Humpty, Dumpty

    $5.95

    Sing a nursery rhyme with a book that's indestructible!

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9780761158615
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    Indestructibles: Jingle Baby

    $5.95
    Share treasured holiday traditions with baby in a book that's indestructible!

    It's Christmas!
    Put up the decorations. Make a gingerbread house.
    Who's coming? The whole family!
    What do we say? Peace on Earth!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
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    9780761187264
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    Indestructibles: Let's Be Kind

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    Learn your very first manners in a book that's indestructible.

    Let's be kind--and share our toys.
    Let's be kind--and help around the house.
    Let's be kind--and always say "Good night."

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
  • ISBN/SKU: 
    9781523509874
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    Indestructibles: Mary Had a Little Lamb

    $5.95

    Sing a nursery rhyme with a book that's indestructible!

    Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow.
    And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to go!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:

  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
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    9780761158608
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    Indestructibles: My Neighborhood

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    $5.95
    Tour around town in a book that's indestructible!

    Here comes our mail. Thank you, mail carrier!
    See how clean our street is. Thank you, garbage collector!
    Say hello to everyone in the neighborhood. We all help one another out!

    Indestructibles is the trusted series for easing little ones into story time. Beloved by babies and their parents, Indestructibles are built for the way babies "read" (i.e., with their hands and mouths) and are:
  • Rip Proof--made of ultra-durable tight-woven material
  • Waterproof--can be chewed on, drooled on, and washed!
  • Emergent Literacy Tool--bright pictures and few or no words encourage dialogic reading
  • Portable--lightweight books can go anywhere, perfect for the diaper bag and for travel
  • Safe for Baby--meets ASTM safety standards
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    9781523504695
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    Invention Hunters Discover How Electricity Works

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    $17.99
    Learn about electricity the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to understanding the basics of electricity, perfect for budding engineers.

    The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! This time, they've landed in a kid's backyard, and these silly scientists think they've stumbled on incredible specimens, from umbrellas and lipsticks to coins and rockets. But what they really discover--with a kid as their guide--is how electricity and magnetism powers lamps, batteries, and even toasters!

    Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.

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    9780316436892
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    Invention Hunters Discover How Machines Work

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    $17.99
    Learn about machines the fun way! The Magic School Bus meets The Way Things Work in this kid-friendly guide to understanding the basics of simple machines, perfect for budding engineers.

    The Invention Hunters travel the globe in their flying museum collecting the world's greatest inventions! Today they've landed in a construction zone. These silly scientists think they've stumbled on incredible specimens of everything you'd never find at a building site, from roller skates and pogo sticks to swords and race cars. But what they really discover--with a kid as their guide--is how simple machines like pulleys, cranks, and levers are used to engineer tools ranging from jackhammers to dump trucks...and even toilets!

    Using simple explanations and diagrams and a heaping helping of humor, the Invention Hunters make the perfect companions for curious kids who are ready to learn about science, physics, engineering, history, and more.

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    9780316436793
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    Is Two a Lot

    $17.95

    While Joey's mom explains the context of numbers in vivid ways, Joey's imagination transforms their ordinary car ride into a magical odyssey through a land of make-believe.

    Is Two a Lot? is a wonderfully charming and authentic exchange between mother and child. Annie Watson's story makes numbers tangible, and Rebecca Evans's illustrations bring them to life.

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    9780884487159
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    It Is Night

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    $16.99

    Acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek reimagines this timeless classic about bedtime in luminous, gorgeous art. This is a book that belongs on every child's nightstand along with Goodnight Moon and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site.

    A little girl says good-night and finds the perfect beds for each and every animal, for dolls big and small, and even for a railroad train. The elephant belongs in the jungle, the dog belongs in the doghouse, and the train belongs on its tracks, of course--but wait! In a gentle surprise ending, no matter where their beds should be, each animal or object is a toy. And so they all belong tucked into bed with the little girl because she loves them all. Laura Dronzek's cozy, sumptuous illustrations are the perfect complement to Phyllis Rowand's timeless text. This is a book that will find its place beside--or in!--every young reader's bed.

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    9780062250247
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    It's Christmastime!

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    $14.99
    Includes 15 reusable festive stickers that promote small motor skills; repetitive text helps to promote language development; full of themes of holidays and friendship; fosters creativity and imagination; and written by the author of All Better! (KM 2015)It's Christmastime! Moose, Bear, Squirrel, Mouse and Fox can't wait! But they could use some help getting ready. The 15 reusable stickers let young readers decorate and play over and over again, in any way they like.
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    9781684640072
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    It's My Body: A Book to Teach Young Children How to Resist Uncomfortable Touch

    $9.95
    Preschool children can learn safe boundaries, how to distinguish between "good" and "bad" touches, and how to respond appropriately to unwanted touches. This is a powerful book for enhancing self-esteem. Parenting Press's bestseller!
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    9780943990033
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    Jack Goes West

    $9.99
    From New York Times bestselling author Mac Barnett and Geisel Award-winning illustrator Greg Pizzoli, an uproarious early reader series about a mischievous rabbit, a cranky old lady, and a lovable dog.

    Jack and the Lady take the train West to visit a dude ranch. One night, there's a bank robbery next door, and Jack is pegged as the bandit. But thanks to Jack's new rope tricks, the real robber is caught, and Jack leaves the Wild West a free rabbit with a big secret.

    Welcome to the laugh-out-loud and irreverent world of Jack, a new early reader series by the New York Times bestselling and award-winning team of Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli.

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    9780593113882
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    James Herriot's Cat Stories

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    $18.99

    Between the covers of this perfect gift book, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over: James Herriot's Cat Stories.

    Here are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house in the worldwide bestseller Every Living Thing.

    And along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magical blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every word from James Herriot's pen.

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    9781250061850
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    Jules vs. the Ocean

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    $17.99
    From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a story about a young girl determined to impress her older sister by building elaborate sandcastles, even if that means standing up to the ocean and its smash-happy waves!

    Jules is going to build the biggest, the fanciest, and the most excellent sandcastle. Her sister will be so impressed.

    But the ocean has other plans.

    Jules keeps building bigger, fancier, and more excellent castles, and waves keep smashing them.

    And when the ocean takes her bucket, that is the final straw.

    Jules is going to take a stand!

    From beloved storyteller Jessie Sima comes the tongue-in-cheek story of the sand, the sea, and sisterhood--told with her signature warmth, timeless humor, and delightfully playful illustrations.

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    9781534441682
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    Julius, the Baby of the World

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    $7.99

    The baby of the world is anything but that to his big sister--until Cousin Garland dares to criticize him.

    When baby Julius is born, his parents think he is just perfect. "Julius is the baby of the world," they chime as they kiss him and admire him.

    But Lilly is Julius's older sister, and she knows differently. "I am the queen," says Lilly. "And I hate Julius."

    Poor Julius. And poor Lilly, because her selfish behavior is making her miserable, too. Can anyone persuade Lilly that her brother really is the baby of the world?

    This funny picture book classic from the beloved Kevin Henkes explores sibling rivalry and children's sometimes fragile self-esteem in a real and approachable way. Share this book at home or at circle time--with or without siblings, kids ages 3-7 will relate to the emotions and enjoy the story.

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    9780688143886
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    Jump at the Sun: The True Life Tale of Unstoppable Storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston

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    From the Newbery Honor-winning author of Genesis Begins Again comes a shimmering picture book that shines the light on Zora Neale Hurston, the extraordinary writer and storycatcher extraordinaire who changed the face of American literature.

    Zora was a girl who hankered for tales like bees for honey. Now, her mama always told her that if she wanted something, "to jump at de sun", because even though you might not land quite that high, at least you'd get off the ground. So Zora jumped from place to place, from the porch of the general store where she listened to folktales, to Howard University, to Harlem. And everywhere she jumped, she shined sunlight on the tales most people hadn't been bothered to listen to until Zora. The tales no one had written down until Zora. Tales on a whole culture of literature overlooked...until Zora. Until Zora jumped.

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    9781534419131
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    Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

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    $4.99
    Illus. in black-and-white . Meet Junie B. who tells in her own words the
    hilarious story of how she gets locked in school after her first day of
    kindergarten. "It's hard for anyone to resist Junie B."-- "Booklist." "It's
    a real hoot!"-- "School Library Journal." "A genuinely funny, easily read
    story."-- "Kirkus.
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    9780679826422
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    Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You

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    $17.99
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and award-winning artist Rafael Lopez create a kind and caring book about the differences that make each of us unique.

    A #1 New York Times bestseller!

    Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award!


    Feeling different, especially as a kid, can be tough. But in the same way that different types of plants and flowers make a garden more beautiful and enjoyable, different types of people make our world more vibrant and wonderful.

    In Just Ask, United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor celebrates the different abilities kids (and people of all ages) have. Using her own experience as a child who was diagnosed with diabetes, Justice Sotomayor writes about children with all sorts of challenges--and looks at the special powers those kids have as well. As the kids work together to build a community garden, asking questions of each other along the way, this book encourages readers to do the same: When we come across someone who is different from us but we're not sure why, all we have to do is Just Ask.

    Praise for Just Ask

    * Addressing topics too often ignored, this picture book presents information in a direct and wonderfully child-friendly way. --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW*

    An affirmative, delightfully diverse overview of disabilities. --Kirkus Reviews

    A hopeful and sunny exploration of the many things that make us unique [with] dynamic and vibrant illustrations [that] emphasize each character's unique abilities. . . . A thoughtful and empathetic story of inclusion. --SLJ

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    9780525514121
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    Kaia y las abejas

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    $16.99
    The author of Those Shoes and an award-winning illustrator team up for the story of a girl who tries to overcome her fear of bees to see how amazing they are.

    Kaia es de los valientes.

    Valiente como el más picante de los chiles picantes. Pero solo hay una cosa que la asusta: ¡las abejas! Y en este momento miles de abejas viven en su azotea porque el papá de Kaia es un apicultor.

    Su papá dice que el mundo necesita abejas y por eso ellos son apicultores. Pero solo él va a la azotea donde están las abejas. Kaia no. Podrá ella encontrar la forma de ser la niña valiente que siempre dice que es?

    De la autora Maribeth Boelts y la ilustradora Angela Dominguez nos llega esta historia sincera y cercana sobre la valentía, la compasión y la importancia de las abejas para nuestro mundo.

    Kaia is the brave type. Like hottest-hot-pepper brave. But there is one thing that scares her: BEES! And right now, thousands of bees live on her roof because Kaia's dad is a beekeeper. Her dad says that the world needs bees and that's why they are beekeepers. But only he goes on the roof, not Kaia -- unless she can find a way to be the brave girl she always says she is. Against a sunny city setting, author Maribeth Boelts and illustrator Angela Dominguez depict Kaia's small courageous steps -- and her tiny insect neighbors -- with great empathy and charm. Buzzing with storytime potential, Kaia and the Bees is an honest and relatable tale about bravery and compassion, as well as the importance of bees to our world.

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    9781536214130
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