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Children Picture Books

Agatha May and the Anglerfish

Agatha May and the Anglerfish

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A funny, fish-filled story about the joys of learning, and the rewards that come with staying true to who you are

Agatha May just can't understand why her classmates aren't as crazy as she is about the hideous humpback anglerfish. But when a school assignment gives Agatha the chance to show everybody what they're missing, she single-handedly schools them all--and, in the process, discovers a passion for research and an exciting new dream for her future.


Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear!

Ahoy There, Little Polar Bear!

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Lars is accidentally scooped up in a fishnet and put into a ship. How is he ever going to get home?
Ahoy, Pirate Pete

Ahoy, Pirate Pete

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Ahoy, mateys! Little pirates are invited aboard to create their own story -- and make it different each time.
One day Pirate Pete is sailing the ocean blue, searching for treasure. "Shiver me timbers," he says. "I see a seagull in the sky!" No, wait, make that a spaceship. Or should it be a pig? This hilarious change-the-story book -- a companion to ONCE UPON A TIME -- offers a selection of press-out pictures on each page. With thousands of possible variations, readers will have endless fun designing a pirate tale that can range from classic to kooky, depending on the mood of the moment!
Airport Book

Airport Book

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Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport.

In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From checking bags and watching them disappear on the mysterious conveyor belt, to security clearance and a seemingly endless wait at the gate to finally being airborne.

But wait! There's more! The youngest family member's sock monkey has gone missing. Follow it at the bottom of the page as it makes a journey as memorable as that of the humans above.

Al Phas Bet

Al Phas Bet

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Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha's world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he's the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the Alphabet.

Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC's inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.

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 Alex

Alex and Alex

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A simple, engaging story introducing ideas of non-binary identities, tolerance and acceptance to very young readers, from the writer of the critically acclaimed picture book, The Pocket Chaotic.

''A simple yet inclusive story that is likely to build tolerance, insight, and healthy relationships among young readers''. -- Booklist

''What a fun book for illustrating gender fluidity! With its polka dot endpapers and bright primary colors, this cheerful book shows that gender does not matter to good friends''. -- Youth Services Book Review

''A great addition to any early years classroom setting for discussions about friendship & embracing differences...& for older children to reflect upon stereotypes in relation to gender identities''. -- Just Imagine

''Need many more books like this one for young children!'' -- Net Galley

''Alex and Alex is brilliant in its simplicity. I can't recommend it highly enough!'' -- Picture Book Perfect

''What a wonderful book that I think every child making their first steps socially should have read to them''. -- The Great British Bookworm

''The lack of gender and deliberate avoidance of stereotypes makes this a useful book to help children think more about what allows people to get along and like each other''. -- School Reading List

''Definitely the best book I have come across that sensitively discusses the concept of being non-binary without preaching or taking away from the playful plot for children''.-- The Value's Bookshelf

Alex and Alex have lots of things in common. They love playing, and dressing up and building things. They also are very different to one another; Alex is very messy and Alex is very tidy, Alex likes running and kicking a ball and Alex likes reading and dreaming. After a trip to the museum goes a little bit awry, Alex and Alex have some cooling off time. But they always make up because Alex really really really really really really REALLY.... likes Alex!

This is a book for very young readers introducing ideas of tolerance and friendship in a completely non-gendered way. Neither character is identified as a boy or a girl, and the activities that each one enjoys is a mix of traditional 'boy' and 'girl' things Aimed at children who are just at the cusp of gender awareness and role-play, it provides a much needed counter-balance to more traditional, binary pre-school literature. Boldly illustrated by Ben Javen

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.