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Children Picture Books

13 Ways to Eat a Fly

13 Ways to Eat a Fly

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Thirteen flies become tasty snacks in this clever reverse counting book about subtraction, predators, and prey.

Science meets subtraction in this fresh and funny STEM picture book with plenty of ewww factor to please young readers. A swarm of thirteen flies buzzes along, losing one member to each predator along the way. Whether the unfortunate insects are zapped or wrapped, liquefied or zombified, the science is real--and hilariously gross. Includes a guide to eating bugs, complete with nutritional information for a single serving of flies.

13 Words

13 Words

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From bestselling author Lemony Snicket and celebrated illustrator Maira Kalman comes an uproarious, whimsical word book like no other.

Together, Snicket and Kalman present a strikingly beautiful journey woven from a practical introduction to thirteen wonderful words, featuring such marvels as Bird, Dog, Panache, and Haberdashery. Snicket, the notoriously clever and elusive New York Times bestselling author, pushes the boundaries of storytelling in the most fanciful of ways. Maira Kalman, renowned for her art and design, carries this madcap adventure to wondrous heights with her vision of a world populated with hats, song, and cake. This rollicking, surprising book is a true celebration of words.

14 Bears in Summer and Winter

14 Bears in Summer and Winter

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"Once upon a time, in a summer forest, there were fourteen bears" . . . so begins a sweet story of a bear family's life throughout the year, told in loving and simple detail. This book features two popular stories written by noted Southern author Evelyn Scott, and has been out of print for decades. We're pleased to reissue this book in response to the requests of several booksellers, and hundreds of people who want it for their children
and grandchildren.
1619 Project Born on the Water

1619 Project Born on the Water

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The 1619 Project's lyrical picture book in verse chronicles the consequences of slavery and the history of Black resistance in the United States, thoughtfully rendered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and Newbery honor-winning author Renée Watson.

A young student receives a family tree assignment in school, but she can only trace back three generations. Grandma gathers the whole family, and the student learns that 400 years ago, in 1619, their ancestors were stolen and brought to America by white slave traders.
But before that, they had a home, a land, a language. She learns how the people said to be born on the water survived.


And the people planted dreams and hope,
willed themselves to keep
living, living.

And the people learned new words
for love
for friend
for family

for joy
for grow
for home.

With powerful verse and striking illustrations by Nikkolas Smith, Born on the Water provides a pathway for readers of all ages to reflect on the origins of American identity.

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore

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This "Parenting Magazine" Best Book of the Year and Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year features a kid full of fun ideas. For example, in the morning, gluing her brother's bunny slippers to the floor sounds like a good plan. But now she's not allowed to use glue anymore. And what about when she shows Joey Whipple her underpants--they're only underpants, right? Turns out she's not allowed to do that again, either. And isn't broccoli the perfect gift for any brother? It's just too bad her parents don't think so. But she has the last laugh in this humerous picture book about not-so-great behavior. And don't miss the companion book to "17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore: ""11 Experiments that Failed," a zany exploration of the scientific method by everyone's favorite troublemaking protagonist.

2030: Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids

2030: Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids

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Winner of the 2012 Grand Canyon Reader Award for a Non-fiction book

Global events and new technology change how we live from moment to moment. So, what will our world be like in twenty years? Come take a look as futurists Amy Zuckerman and James Daly examine what a kid's daily life might be like in the year 2030. Inspired and informed by trends and scientifi c and technological research, 2030 is not only a peek at some cool future gadgets (talking dog collars, cars that drive themselves), but also a thoughtful examination of how our lives might be impacted as we adjust to environmental change.

20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury

20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury

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Until this century, most children's poetry was either syrupy sweet or overblown and didactic, and tended to talk down to its readers. Contemporary children's poets have thrown all that condescension and moralizing out the window, and write with today's real child in mind.
- from the Introduction by Jack Prelutsky

Here in one gloriously illustrated volume are 211 wonderful poems that represent the best this century has to offer. From sibling rivalry, school, monsters, food, and just plain silliness, to such ageless themes as the seasons, Who am I?, and the many moods of childhood, this is a collection that begs to be read aloud and shared with the whole family. The poems, from every decade of this century, showcase 137 famous poets.

Selected by Jack Prelutsky, America's leading children's poet, and illustrated by award-winning watercolorist Meilo So, this useful and beautiful gift is a splendid way to end the century -- or start a new one. Truly a book that families will cherish long after the millennium excitement is over, The 20th-Century Children's Poetry Treasury is a joyous companion volume to the best-selling The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury.

This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, 2-3, Poetry) in Appendix B.

24 Stories for Advent

24 Stories for Advent

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Captivating short stories make each day of Advent a special treat and ones children will look forward to as they count down to Christmas.

When Christmas is just around the corner, anything is possible...four elves work busily in the forest, Mother Holly covers the earth with snow and the children are waiting for the Christ Child.

Brigitte Weninger accompanies us through the Advent season with 24 enchanting stories. A treasure for a very special time, beautifully illustrated by Eve Tharlet.

3 Bears and Goldilocks

3 Bears and Goldilocks

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We all know that Goldilocks has a lot to say about the Three Bears. Everything they have is either too hot or too cold or too big or too lumpy or too hard or too soft or too completely, absolutely wrong. Only one of them can get anything right! Just right, that is.

But have you ever wondered, even for the littlest mini-second, what the Three Bears think about her?

Well, it turns out those bears have a thing or two, or three, to say...

Margaret Willey turns this fav-orite classic upside down...because there's always another side to the story....

3 Kinds Of Scared

3 Kinds Of Scared

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Marty Muskrat is a scaredy-rat. He's scared riding bikes, he's scared climbing trees and he's scared swinging on ropes. When Marty's class goes to Funland Park, his friends help him discover there are only three kinds of scared - and he can conquer every one!
3 Little Dassies

3 Little Dassies

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The Three Little Pigs with a twist! In the tradition of her bestseller The Three Snow Bears, Jan Brett finds inspiration for her version of a familiar story in Namibia, where red rock mountains and vivid blue skies are home to appealing little dassies and hungry eagles.

Mimbi, Pimbi and Timbi hope to find a place cooler, a place less crowded, a place safe from eagles! to build their new homes. The handsomely dressed Agama Man watches from the borders as the eagle flies down to flap and clap until he blows a house down. But in a deliciously funny twist, that pesky eagle gets a fine comeuppance!

Bold African patterns and prints fill the stunning borders, but it is the dassies in their bright, colorful dresses and hats that steal the show in this irresistible tale, perfect for reading aloud.

33 Uses For A Dad

33 Uses For A Dad

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This book reminds us of all the wonderful, caring things that dads do every day. The authors team up to give us a simple quirky, and direct look at how children view the world, singing the praises of fathers everywhere.
365 Days of Baby

365 Days of Baby

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Take baby on a multisensory adventure with 365 Days of Baby Einstein, a collection of stimulating learning experiences designed to enhance verbal acquisition, nurture concept development, and promote a lifetime love of learning. Playful, baby-friendly text, charming illustrations, and real-life photography encourage interactivity between parent and child and create one-on-one learning discoveries in language, art, and poetry that are sure to make baby squeal with delight.
365 Days of Eloise

365 Days of Eloise

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It's Eloise's sixtieth birthday--though she's still not a day over six. Celebrate by joining Eloise on this wonderful journey through the year with all new paintings by acclaimed artist Hilary Knight!

Eloise has been warming the hearts of readers for sixty years. Now, follow everyone's favorite Plaza girl, Eloise, through the calendar as she fills each day of the year with even more new adventures, featuring all new original artwork by Hilary Knight!

Complete with two sets of sticker sheets so you can personalize your books, fun Eloise facts, and brand-new illustrations, fans old and new will find something to love in this treasured new addition to the Eloise collection.

365 Penguins Reissue

365 Penguins Reissue

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The penguins are back, in a new format and with a fresh new cover! The family in 365 Penguins finds a penguin mysteriously delivered to their door every day for a year. At first they're cute, but with every passing day, the penguins pile up--along with the family's problems. Feeding, cleaning, and housing the penguins becomes a monumental task. They're noisy and smelly, and they always hog the bathroom! And who on earth is sending these kwak-ing critters? Bright, striking illustrations with lots of opportunity for counting (and lots of laughs), 365 Penguins has become a perennial wintertime favorite since it first came out in 2006.
365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials

365 Simple Science Experiments With Everyday Materials

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These experiments answer important questions about the world around us: questions about gravity, magnification, oxidation, and more. For instance, use dishwashing liquid, a plastic bag, and paper to find out the terrible damage detergent does to lakes and rivers, and the wildlife that lives there.
365 Super Science Experiments with everyday Material

365 Super Science Experiments with everyday Material

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Presents a variety of activities, projects, and experiments that help to illustrate and explain all sorts of scientific principles.
40 Uses for a Grandpa

40 Uses for a Grandpa

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The re-issue of this strong-selling gift book (a companion to 41 Uses for a Grandma) will get a smile of recognition from both grandfathers and grandkids. From dance partner to handyman, the fun and functions of grandfathers are inventively explored. Some of the uses are straightforward, like the arms-circled-out-in-front ball hoop. Other entries, such as grandpas' uses as entertainment center, butler, and mediator, supply kids with a fresh perspective. At the end, it all adds up to grandpa being a wonderful friend.