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Children Picture Books

Alabama Spitfire The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Alabama Spitfire The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

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The inspiring true story of Harper Lee, the girl who grew up to write To Kill a Mockingbird, from Bethany Hegedus and Erin McGuire. Perfect for fans of The Right Word and I Dissent. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.

Nelle Harper Lee grew up in the rocky red soil of Monroeville, Alabama. From the get-go she was a spitfire.

Unlike most girls at that time and place, Nelle preferred overalls to dresses and climbing trees to tea parties. Nelle loved to watch her daddy try cases in the courtroom. And she and her best friend, Tru, devoured books and wrote stories of their own. More than anything Nelle loved words.

This love eventually took her all the way to New York City, where she dreamed of becoming a writer. Any chance she had, Nelle sat at her typewriter, writing, revising, and chasing her dream. Nelle wouldn't give up--not until she discovered the right story, the one she was born to tell.

Finally, that story came to her, and Nelle, inspired by her childhood, penned To Kill a Mockingbird. A groundbreaking book about small-town injustice that has sold over forty million copies, Nelle's novel resonated with readers the world over, who, through reading, learned what it was like to climb into someone else's skin and walk around in it.

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp / Aladino y la lampara maravillosa

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp / Aladino y la lampara maravillosa

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Retold in both Spanish and English, the universally loved story Aladdin and the Magic Lamp will delight early readers and older learners alike. The striking illustrations give a new look to this classic tale and the bilingual text makes it perfect for both home and classroom libraries.
Albertine's Got Talent!

Albertine's Got Talent!

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Albertine's mother, father, and brother all have special talents. Her mom sews. Her dad grows award-winning vegetables. Her brother Sam is a topnotch soccer player. But Albertine doesn't have a special talent--yet. Full color.
Alberts Tree

Alberts Tree

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Waa! Waa! Why is Albert's favorite tree crying? And how can he cheer it up? From artist Jenni Desmond comes a warm and funny story about finding a new friend in a very unexpected place.

Awake after his long sleep, Albert the bear can't wait to spend time in his own special tree, which is always so quiet and peaceful. But not today. Today Albert's tree is crying. How can he cheer it up? Albert's friend Rabbit suggests digging holes for Tree to play in, but the wailing continues. Eating grass always makes Caribou happy, but an offering of grass does nothing to stop the noise (which is getting to be a bit much). "STOP CRYING!" roars Albert, but the bawling only gets louder. There's just one thing to do: Albert climbs up to his favorite branch and gives Tree a hug. To Albert's surprise, he hears a little voice say, "I'm afraid of the big hairy monster." Who said that? And just who is the big hairy monster?

Albert^3

Albert^3

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Albert is bored. It is raining and he has finished playing all his games. So he looks out of the window and starts to wonder. "If I am in my house, and my house is in the street, near the park, in the town, and the town in is in the country, in the world, in the universe, then what is the universe in?" The first book in a fantastic new series that introduces philosophy to five year olds, Albert deals with the question of infinity in a way to which children everywhere will respond!

Alex and His Magical Colors

Alex and His Magical Colors

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Loud noises frighten Alex very much. He wants to play with other children but their loud laughter and screams terrify him. All these noises make Alex's head hurt because Alex has autism. Children with autism or autism spectrum disorder [ ASD ] have challenges with social skills and communication. These children are severely frustrated and have difficulty coping with too much stimulation from their environment. ALEX and his MAGICAL COLORS is a heart-warming story about Alex and his magical ability to paint pictures with his amazing twirling colors. One day Alex realizes that his neighbors are sad because they are surrounded by the city's gray, gloomy walls. Despite his fear of the neighborhood's loud noises banging inside his head, Alex finds a way to communicate his love for his neighbors by painting the gray and gloomy walls with his amazing twirling colors. Drawing images and painting them with imaginative color patterns are excellent activities that can help all children, and those with autism and special needs share their thoughts and communicate with others.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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From children's book legend Judith Viorst comes the perennially popular tale of Alexander's worst day. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is a story that belongs on every child's bookshelf.

Alexander could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV.

What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse

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The beloved Caldecott Honor Book and Christopher Award winner about two unlikely friends who see each other for who they are inside.

Everyone loves Willy the wind-up mouse, while Alexander, the real mouse, is chased away with brooms and imperiled by mousetraps. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be loved and cuddled, thinks Alexander, and he wishes he could be a wind-up mouse, too. In this gentle fable about a real mouse and a mechanical one, Leo Lionni explores the magic of friendship.

Originally published in 1969, the Caldecott Honor-winning Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse is sure to enchant a whole new generation of readers.

A delicate fantasy about friendship, illustrated with bold, sumptuous collages.--The New York Times

Alexander Girard: Color

Alexander Girard: Color

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The ALEXANDER GIRARD COLOR hardcover book features the vintage 1972 illustration, "Girls," on the cover, as well as twenty-six classic Girard designs that celebrate color. Pre-schoolers learning to identify colors will enjoy this charming little book, with its catchy rhymes and whimsical illustrations.

Design-savvy adults will also love the retro illustrations and sophisticated packaging design. Overall, a great offering from our line of hardcover children's books.

Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

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Anthony has two dollars and three quarters and one dime and seven nickels and eighteen pennies. Nicholas has one dollar and two quarters and five dimes and five nickels and thirteen pennies. Alexander has... bus tokens. And even when he's rich, pretty soon all he has is bus tokens. He was rich. Last Sunday. Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie came and gave Anthony and Nicholas and Alexander each a dollar. Alexander was saving his. Maybe for a walkie-talkie. And then there was bubble gum, some bets with Anthony and Nicholas (that Alexander lost), a snake rental, a garage sale, and all kinds of other things to spend money on. And now all he has is bus tokens. When he used to be rich last Sunday.
Alexander Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move

Alexander Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move

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When Alexander feels mad or sad he wants to move to Australia. But most of the time he likes it right where he is. So when his mom and dad say that they're moving a thousand miles away, Alexander decides that he's not going.

Never. Not ever. No way. Uh uh. N.O.

For how can he leave his best friend on his favorite sitter or Seymour the cleaners? He'd rather stay and live in a tree house or a cave. And even though Nick calls him puke-face and Anthony says he's immature, he's not ("Do you hear me? I mean it!") going to move.

Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever

Alexander, Who's Trying His Best to Be the Best Boy Ever

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Alexander tries his hand at behaving in this hilarious companion to the bestselling classic Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Last night somebody ate a whole box of jelly donuts. That somebody woke up with a terrible bellyache, and that somebody's mom found the empty box and told that somebody that there are going to be consequences.

That somebody is Alexander, and Alexander really hates consequences.

So from now on, he is going to try his best to be the Best Boy Ever. For the complete and entire rest of his life. Starting right this very minute.

But there are all sorts of things that you can't do when you're being the Best Boy Ever. Fun things. Very important things. Things that Alexander might--just might--like a little bit more than he hates consequences.

Alfie the Apostrophe

Alfie the Apostrophe

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Alfie the Apostrophe is nervous. Can he make it into the punctuation-mark talent show? There's plenty of competition, but it looks as if the director, Bud Asterisk, has mistaken Alfie for a comma. Will all of Alfie's practice pay off? Full color.
Aliana Reaches for The Moon

Aliana Reaches for The Moon

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"Aliana Reaches for the Moon interweaves science and art to tell a beautiful story about a budding young scientist who serves as a wonderful mentor and role model for her younger brother." Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium

In this charming STEAM book, children will see how the light of the full moon inspires Aliana to create a present for her brother Gustavo, which will surprise the whole family.

Aliana loves observing everything in nature.

When she notices how bright the light of the full moon shines into her room, she spends time learning about the moon and experimenting with light.

As she prepares for her brother's birthday, she plans a wonderful surprise to be revealed with the next full moon.

What people are saying!

"This short children's book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl's caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, and ordinary household materials, Aliana creates a special experience for Gustavo's 5th birthday. Aliana Reaches for the Moon encourages all children - and especially girls - to read, explore, experiment, and to take notice of the natural world. There's even an important message for parents - doing science can be messy!" Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium

"Curiosity and imagination, paired with research and experimental play, help Aliana bring her unique idea to life. Aliana Reaches for the Moon will inspire readers to use science, imagination, and experimental play to create their own innovations." Linda Schwab, Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana

Alice in Wonderland The Mad Hatters Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland The Mad Hatters Tea Party

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Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party brings this classic and beloved story to a new generation of young children.

Alice in Wonderland: The Mad Hatter's Tea Party provides a faithful introduction to the classic and to Carroll's incredible imagination, something so magical that children will recall it when they are older and ready for the original work. With the simply extraordinary art of Eric Puybaret, Alice and her friends come brilliantly to life for the picture book reader.

Read along as Alice encounters the Cheshire Cat, attends a tea party with the Mad Hatter and his friends, plays croquet with the Queen and her retinue, defends herself at trial, and ultimately returns home. Though the original Alice text might be too difficult to understand for pre-readers, the one-of-a-kind characters and fantastical situations are silly and fun and perfect for a picture book adaptation.

Alice the Fairy

Alice the Fairy

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Caldecott Honor artist and bestselling author David Shannon's warm and funny new picture book introduces Alice, a mischievous little girl with a No, David nose for trouble and a magic wand.

Alice has a nose for trouble, but luckily she's a fairy--a Temporary Fairy. She has a magic wand, fairy wings, and a blanket, all of which she uses to disappear, to fly, to transform her dad into a horse, and to turn his cookies into her own! There are still a few things Alice needs to learn to become a Permanent Fairy, like how to float her dog on the ceiling and make her clothes put themselves away, but she's working on it--sort of. Here's an endearing, funny story about a girl and her magical imagination, sure to delight every fairy in training!
Alien Nation

Alien Nation

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A wordless wonder of a picture book, reminiscent of David Wiesner and Chris Van Allsburg. An unforgettable subway ride in an alien world filled with truths of our own.