Mr. Goat's ValentineRegular price $16.99
Catch a KissRegular price $15.99
Over and Under the CanyonRegular price $18.99
In this latest book in the acclaimed Over and Under series, a spectacular hike reveals the hidden wonders, rich colors, and layers of wildlife living within a thriving desert slot-canyon.
Over and Under the Canyon takes young readers on a thrilling tour of a desert canyon ecosystem. Over the canyon, the sun scalds the air, baking desert mud to stone. But under the shade of the cliffs hides another world, where bighorn sheep bound from rock to rock on the hillside, roadrunners make their nests in sturdy cacti, and banded geckos tuck themselves into the shelter of the sand. Discover the wonders concealed in the curves of the canyon, the magic of a desert wildflower bloom, and all the unexpected creatures that bring the desert to life.
• Nature lovers
• Fans of Kate Messner
• Fans of Over and Under the Snow and previous books in the series
• Educators and librarians seeking nonfiction books with STEM content
One Sheep Two SheepRegular price $14.99
George & His Nightmare FriendsRegular price $18.95
George learns to overcome his fear of the dark with the help of his new nighttime friends, an ensemble of endearing animals rendered in celebrated illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh's wondrous, dreamy style.
In his cozy house on his cozy street, George slips into bed, but. sleep will not come. He is afraid of the dark and wishes for even one small nighttime friend to help him. When a little mouse appears, a night of adventure begins. George meets new friends, like a piano-playing bunny with stage fright and a penguin afraid of water. He learns that everyone has fears, and good nighttime friends can help you overcome them all—and have fun along the way! Each page is filled with stunning, vibrant details perfect for an imaginative bedtime story. Fans of the Miyuki series will be delighted to discover this new classic, for the first time both written and illustrated by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.
Inside CatRegular price $17.99
From the endlessly inventive Caldecott Honor author/illustrator of They All Saw a Cat comes a picture book that is playful, perceptive, and full of delights. Inside Cat is just that: an inside cat. But while the cat's life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it's far from dull. As the cat wanders, wonders, stares, and snacks, roaming from room to room and place to place, both cat and reader discover worlds and sensations beyond what's right in front of them. And just when Inside Cat is sure it knows everything, another surprise awaits! Fresh, funny, and wise, Inside Cat is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.
A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES IMAGINATIVE THINKING: All of Brendan Wenzel's books play with observation, perception, and the imagination. Readers will see how the cat's imagination grows as it explores its building and will be inspired to make their own imaginative journeys.
A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES OBSERVATION: There are many details in this book, from the decorations in the different rooms to the animals that appear. Readers will enjoy seeing how these details affect the cat, and will flip pages back and forth to see how the cat has incorporated these details into its thinking.
A BOOK THAT MAKES THE MOST OF THE INDOORS: The cat's world is inside a building, and it enjoys every aspect of being inside. The book sends a positive message about playing inside that parents will appreciate.
GREAT TO READ ALOUD: The rhythmic narrative and refrains are catchy and fun to read out loud and invite audience participation.
BELOVED AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Brendan is a bestselling Caldecott Honor–winning artist and a sought-after speaker at schools and libraries. His books They All Saw a Cat, Hello Hello, and A Stone Sat Still have received multiple starred reviews, state awards, and are family and classroom favorites.
• Parents and grandparents
• Cat lovers
• Fans of Brendan Wenzel
Finger Puppet Book: Baby YetiRegular price $7.99
Bursting with color and charm, this finger puppet book lets inquisitive babies and toddlers touch, feel, and explore their growing world.
Newborns will love snuggling up with Baby Yeti! Baby Yeti builds a snow fort, goes sledding, and explores his snowy mountain world with his friends in this heartwarming story. Featuring a plush finger puppet that peeks into each lovingly illustrated page, this entry in the bestselling finger puppet series offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.
Finger Puppet Book: Baby T RexRegular price $7.99
Newborns will love snuggling up with Baby T. Rex! Baby T. Rex learns to stomp, roar, and explore her world before drifting off to bedtime with her loving family. Featuring a plush finger puppet that peeks into each lovingly illustrated page, this entry in the bestselling finger puppet series offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.
Tiny T-Rex and the Tricks of TreatingRegular price $7.99
Star Wars: A Vader Family SithmasRegular price $14.95
Celebrate Sithmas in style and good cheer with this sweetly funny holiday gift book from the New York Times bestselling author of Darth Vader and Son.
- Star Wars fans of all ages
- Anyone looking for a sweet and funny stocking stuffer
Farm LullabyRegular price $17.99
With lyrical text from Karen Jameson (Woodland Dreams) and lovely illustrations from Wednesday Kirwan (Eggs Are Everywhere), this bedtime book shows every animal on the farm tucked in tight, drifting off to sweet dreams tonight!
Field and barn melt into sky
Moonbeams shine on evening blush
Nighttime’s blanket settles. Hush.
Perfect for: Parents, gift-givers, animal and nature lovers
A Cub StoryRegular price $9.99
Timeless and nostalgic, quirky and fresh, lightly educational and wholly heartfelt, this autobiography of a bear cub will delight all cuddlers and snugglers.
See the world through a bear cub's eyes in this charming book about finding your place in the world. Little cub measures himself up to the other animals in the forest. Compared to a rabbit, he is big. Compared to a chipmunk, he is HUGE. Compared to his mother, he is still a little cub.
Things That Go AwayRegular price $18.99
With her signature warmth, playfulness, and beautiful illustrations, Beatrice Alemagna reminds us that in a changing world, the love between parent and child remains constant.
This Book Can Do AnythingRegular price $13.99
Bring on the silly . . . and a surprise!
Prepare to be amazed by the wonderful, funny antics of . . . a book! Not just any book, but a book that can do anything—well, almost anything. Children will cheer as they turn the pages of this highly amusing book and see all the things that it can do, then laugh out loud when they lift up its hat to reveal a delightful surprise.
• A funny visual adventure that will lead to lots of giggles and chuckles
• Simple, bold illustrations will entertain and engage children
• And a surprise ending, with the pull of a hat!
With its amusing text and laugh-out-loud antics, This Book Can Do Anything is an irresistible board book that children will want to read again and again!
The Fox and The ForestRegular price $17.99
After moving from the city, one boy discovers his new home in the woods isn't so bad—there is friendship in the midst of the forest. But when he spots a fire on the horizon that soon engulfs everything he's come to know—the bugs, the plants, the fox who keeps him company—he is forced to flee. When his newfound comfort goes up in smoke, how can he ever feel at home again?
In a forest fire, so much can change in an instant. But both fox and boy learn that there are some things fire cannot burn. With time, the forest will regrow, the animals will return to their home, and so will the boy and his mom.
As we all search for tools for understanding the destruction of forest fires, this touching story shows that hope, friendship, and resilience shine the brightest.
TIMELY: As fires rage over a wider swath of the United States and internationally, and as fire season lengthens year after year, and sets new records year after year, these are themes communities are engaging with daily during fire season.
WRITTEN BY A FIREFIGHTER: The author-illustrator was a volunteer firefighter, giving him a unique perspective on the topic of forest fires.
EMOTIONALLY RESONANT: This moving story ends with rebuilding—both for humans and for nature—and with a truly uplifting message of resilience.
COMMUNITY-BUILDING: A wonderful resource for families and communities experiencing the aftermath of a fire or other natural disasters, as well as anyone looking to empathize with, and better understand, those communities in need.
CLASSROOM RESOURCE: Not only is this the perfect resource for talking about topics like the environment, natural disasters, forest management, and emergency preparedness, this book will also spark important conversations about coping with personal and community tragedies. The author-illustrator reflects on his own experiences with forest fires in the autho's note, and backmatter provides additional context.
Perfect for: Parents, Educators, Nature lovers
Caspian Finds a FriendRegular price $17.99
Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded by a cold gray-blue sea—every day, he watches, wishing for a friend, but no one comes. So, Caspian decides that wishing is not enough.
What follows is a friendship story between a boy and a bear that is tender, warm, and perfect for gift-giving.
• Features lyrical text and evocative illustrations
• Teaches the lesson about how reaching out to others can change everything
• Story is fresh yet enduring and familiar
Caspian Finds a Friend is a warm and evocative storybook that strikes a universal chord.
What John Marco SawRegular price $17.99
Sometimes the smallest people have the biggest things to say: John Marco is small and everyone around him is big and busy–too busy to stop and listen. The thing is, John Marco is busy, too! He's busy noticing and exploring the world around him. Maybe everyone should slow down and pay attention to John Marco. If they do, they might witness some the incredible things John Marco sees.
• A stunning display of Barrows talent for creating stories that speak directly to young readers
• Features bright and richly illustrated pages that focus on John Marco's perspective and helps little minds connect with the story
• Annie Barrows has written many books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Ivy + Bean series—which has sold more than 5 million copies
Fans of Hungry Jim and What Can a Citizen Do? will also enjoy the charming illustrations and sweet storylines found in What John Marco Saw.
Why?Regular price $17.99
A sweet and appealing tale for anyone familiar with the universal tendency of young children to always ask WHY? When supervillain Doctor X-Ray swoops in threatening to vanquish an innocent crowd, the only one brave enough not to run away is a little girl, who asks him simply, "Why?" He is taken aback—but he answers. She keeps asking. And he keeps answering—until a surprising truth is uncovered, and the villain is thwarted.
• A laugh-out-loud take on the small-and-determined-beats-big-loud-bully story, simple questions lead to profound answers in a quest that proves the ultimate power of curiosity
• Monochromatic illustrations with pops of color fill the pages and bring a uniquely captivating element to the storyline
• Adam Rex is an illustrator and author of books such as Nothing Rhymes with Orangeand Chu's Day. He lives in Tucson, Arizona
• Claire Keane is the illustrator of Love Is and is known for her development art for the movies Tangled and Frozen. She lives in Venice Beach, California
Fans of Nothing Rhymes with Orange, Love Is, and Grown-Ups Never Do That will also enjoy the relatable and heartwarming tale found in Why?
Dad: The Man, The Myth, The Legend by Mifflin LoweRegular price $17.99
By Mifflin Lowe, Illustrations by Dani Torrent
Hardcover picture book, 9.25" X 11.25", 32 pages
He's the most interesting man in the world. He changes diapers just because he likes it. He's counted to infinity—twice! He's stonger than Sasquatch, smarter than Einstein, and he cooks a mean spaghetti with M&Ms for all your bad days.
He's a myth. He's a legend. He's . . . my dad!
Dad: The Man, The Myth, The Legend is an epic—and totally unexaggerated—tale for dads everywhere! Heroic, hilarious, and heartwarming, it's the sweet saga of Dad: protector, provider, and child's best friend.
And it's all true. Right, Dad?
The end includes a page for children to write what makes their own dad a legend.
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Your Life Matters by Chris SingletonRegular price $17.99
". . . shines in its positive messaging to children . . . . A welcome addition to any Black Lives Matter collection." —Booklist
Empowering and validating, Your Life Matters reassures Black children everywhere that no matter what they hear, no matter what they experience, no matter what they're told, their lives matter. Written by national speaker Chris Singleton, who lost his own mother in the 2015 Charleston church shooting, Your Life Matters teaches kids to stand tall in the face of racial adversity and fight for the life they dream of. Each page depicts a famous hero from Black history mentoring a child of today and encouraging them to use their mind, heart, voice, and hands in that fight. Hero-mentors in the book include: Maya Angelou, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Aretha Franklin, Katherine Johnson, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, and others.
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True ColorsRegular price $18.95
A green cloud and a white tree? Who is responsible for illustrating this book? True Colors begins innocently with two friends, their dog, and their kite, but each time the story gets started, more colors seem to go awry. The narrator implores the reader to help as townspeople, a group of scientists, and the town tailor all try to determine what is going wrong. As the characters engage in comical attempts to reverse the colors, the two friends show us that colors can do all sorts of amazing tricks—with a little imagination. Goncalo Viana’s bold, retro illustration style brings joy and laughter to all shapes, sizes, and colors.
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Full MoonRegular price $18.95
As the sun sets, the little gray rabbits are busy in their secret workshop, but what could they be making? Follow along as the rabbits prepare for the big event, inviting all of their forest friends to the celebration. The mice, foxes, porcupines, and other forest creatures gather as the full moon rises, and finally the big surprise is revealed. The little rabbits release beautiful paper lanterns into the sky, where they sparkle like stars in the light of the full moon.
Ruby Head HighRegular price $18.99
This book, inspired by a Normal Rockwell painting, discusses desegregation from a quasi-autobiographical point of view.
- Written by: Irene Cohen Janca
- Recommended for ages 6-8 years old
- Hard cover
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A SongRegular price $19.99
A girl who responds to the song that calls to her serves as an example to those who have forgotten how to listen to their lives, how to discern music from noise, how to follow the path of mystery and adventure set before them.
- Author: James Christopher Carroll
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Reading age: 6 - 8 years
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It's So QuietRegular price $17.99
A silly, noisy bedtime book that will have readers squealing, croaking, and laughing along before settling down for a quiet night's sleep!
It's time for bed, but one little mouse just can't get to sleep—it's TOO QUIET! However, the night is actually full of sounds, from the croak of the bullfrog to the howl of a coyote on a distant hill. As the rhythmic symphony of nighttime noises build in this rollicking read-aloud, the mouse starts to wonder whether he wouldn't like a little MORE quiet.
- From the bestselling author of the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series
- Sweet illustrations by renowned artist Tony Fucile
- A hilarious read-aloud perfect for bedtime or story time
Little readers will delight in the humor and interactivity of It’s So Quiet—which concludes by encouraging an appreciation of nighttime’s soothing quiet.
- Children's books for kids ages 3-5
- Funny, rhyming picture book
- Perfect for kids who love animals and animal noises
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