A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children Caroline Kennedy has included a rich variety of Kennedy family favorite poems in this collection with thoughtful personal introductions written by Caroline herself and beautiful new original artwork by award-winning artist, Jon J Muth. This priceless collection is sure to become a family favorite. For Ages 4-12
Over 100 creatures and plants from A to Z hilariously demonstrate action words, synonyms, opposites, in this multiconcept book by Matthew Van Fleet. Young readers are challenged to spot four plants or animals that begin with each letter of the alphabet. Twenty-three textures plus foils, flaps, pull tabs, and even a scratch-and-sniff scent add to the interactive surprises.
For infants or children in preschool.
America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book Robert Sabuda again dazzles audiences with his brilliant paper engineering, this time honoring the USA - From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Big Apple, Sabuda delivers dynamic spreads that combine his trademark white pop-ups against brilliantly colored backgrounds.
Recommended for ages 4-8
Big Words for Little People
This is the eighth collaboration by the #1 national bestelling team of Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell and the latest addition to the Books to Grow By series.
(Picture book. recommended for ages 3-6)
Bridge to Terabithia
This superb Newbery Medal-winning novel by Katherine Paterson tells the story of the blossoming of an unlikely friendship between Jess Aarons and Leslie Burke and its tragic aftermath. Katherine Patterson's graceful intertwining of fantasy and realistic psychology has touched readers ever since the book's 1977 publication and it's also been made into a major motion picture.
Recommended for ages 9 + up.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
One of the most beloved children's books of all time has been reprinted in a board book format that features magnificent double-page tissue collages by Eric Carle and wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud chants by Bill Martin. A vibrant introduction to a variety of animals, and colors.
This irresisibly pettable, brillantly innovative and fun multi-concept book by Matthew Van Fleet, introduces twenty-three breeds of frolicking felines as they pounce, prance and parade through concepts, pull-tabs, textures and interactive surprises. And you'll never believe what cat dragged in! Pleasingly purr-fect fun from start to finish! Meow...meow...meow...WOW!
recommended For infants or children in preschool
Cooking Rocks!!: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals for Kids
The author of "Cooking 'Round the Clock: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals" Rachael Ray of The Food Network has come up with a cook book just for kids. These age-specific easy-to-follow recipes are both fun to do and good to eat.
Diary of a Spider Doreen Cronin author of the hysterical journal about the daily doings of worms (Diary of a Worm) comes this delightful tale about the upside-down web world of an eight-legged charmer and his unlikely friend, Fly. [Ages 4-8]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney has worked as a newspaper designer and computer programmer, and at a number of other occupations. His popular Web comic, which began in 2004, has now made its way to print as a laugh-out-loud "novel in cartoons," adapted from the series.
Recommended for Ages 8-13.
In this captivating new multiconcept book by Matthew Van Fleet ("Tails") with photographs by Brian Stanton, twenty breeds of capering canines demonstrate action words, opposites, synonyms, and more. Cleverly designed pull tabs and flaps plus ten pettable textures provide interactive treats that will have toddlers arfing along from start to surprising finish. Age range 2 and up
Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairy Journal
Learn what really happened during that magical Summer of 1920 when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies. This colorful Flower Fairy Journal introduces new readers to her rare artistry.
Ages range 4-8.
Fancy Nancy is the heart and soul of all the little girls out there who love frills, plumes, color, and loads of style. How Nancy transforms her parents and little sister for one enchanted evening makes for a story that is funny and warm -- with or without the frills. Written by Jane O'Connor with colorful energetic illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
Two-time Caldecott winner David Wiesner has written a story about a bright, science-minded boy who goes to the beach equipped to collect and examine flotsam--anything floating that has been washed ashore. Bottles, lost toys, small objects of every description are among his usual finds. But there's no way he could have prepared for one particular discovery: a barnacle-encrusted underwater camera, with its own secrets.
Recommended for Ages 5-8
Gallop!: A Scanimation Picture Book
There's never before been a book like Gallop! Employing a patented new technology called Scanimation, each page is a marvel that brings animals, along with one shining star, to life with art that literally moves. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, an inventor, artist, and filmmaker. Age Range: 4 to 8
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
This is the fifth installment of the fast-paced adventure series set in that magical world of Hogwarts that's brimming with unforgettable characters and unusual situations. It will continue to entertain both children and adults.
Harry Potter Boxed Set (Books 1-7)
The exciting tales of Harry Potter, the young wizard-in-training, have taken the world by storm, and fans just can't get enough of the magical world of Hogwarts and beyond. If you buy one of the Harry Potter books written by J. K. Rowling, you're going to want to read more. Here are the first 7, in one boxed set.
Stanley Yelnats is under a family curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Now he's been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, where the warden makes the boys "build character" by spending all day, every day, digging holes.
Hoot Carl Hiaasen, bestselling author of Basket Case and other hilarious Floridian capers, serves up a high-spirited fight for the environment in his first work aimed at younger audiences. With some suspenseful scenes and lots of humor, this delightful book is quite a hoot. [Ages 9-12]
How I Became a Pirate
Author Melinda Young spins a rollicking yarn about young Jeremy Jacob who joins Braid Beard and his pirate crew and finds out about pirate language, pirate manners, and other aspects of their life. Age range 3 to 7
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale
Using a combination of muted black-and-white photographs and expressive illustrations, Mo Willems has created this stunning book that tells a brilliantly true-to-life tale about what happens when Daddy's in charge and things go terribly, hilariously wrong.
Recommended for Ages 4-8.
LEGO Star Wars : The Visual Dictionary
Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and more are brought to life with dozens of little-known facts and hundreds of photos, as are accessories, vehicles, weapons, and even the Death Star! Learn about the history, manufacture, and construction of the minifigures of the Star Wars galaxy, and come away a LEGO® Jedi Master.
Recommended for ages 9 to 12.
Lilly's Big Day
Lilly, the peerless princess of mouse perfection and star of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes returns for an well-deserved encore in this fetching story about a wedding, a flower girl, and a very happy day. Henkes portrays a wide range of emotions with simple watercolor cartoons expressing frustration, fear, surprise, pride, amusement, and joy. [Ages 5 to 8]
Llama Llama Holiday Drama
In his fourth outing, Llama Llama learns what many children know: waiting for Christmas is tough. The author/illustrator Anna Dewdney delivers a familiar holiday message with grace, as Mama and Llama Llama snuggle on a tranquil spread, next to their undecorated tree.
Recommended for ages 3-5
Llama Llama Home with Mama
Ah-choo! Uh-oh, Llama Llama's nose is feeling tickly, his throat is feeling scratchy, and his head is feeling stuffy. Back to bed, no school today for Llama Llama! These fun-to-read rhymes by Anna Dewdney are sure to help children and their parents get through those under-the-weather days.
Recommended for ages 3 to 5
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28
When they are in the tree house, Jack and Annie only have to say those simple words and the tree house starts to spin, faster and faster. . . . And then, poof!—the kids find themselves flying on the backs of dinosaurs, exploring the surface of the moon, and slipping down the deck of the Titanic.
The 28 adventures are now together in a collectible box that looks just like the magic tree house.
Recommended for ages 5-10.
Oh, The Places You'll Go Dr. Seuss, pseudonym for Theodor Seuss Geisel, is world renowned for his inventiveness and wit. He offers a magnificent flight of fancy into the future of a generic "you" who is venturing out into the world for the first time. [Ages 5-50]
On the Night You Were Born
"On the night you were born, the moon smiles with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, 'Life will never be the same.' " With a clear poetic text and soothing pictures, On the Night You Were Born written and illustrated by Nancy Tillman celebrates the birth and worth of every wondrous child. A superb parent-and-child bedtime read-aloud.
Recommended for ages 3-8
Our 50 States: A Family Adventure Across America Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser, creators of the bestselling "America: A Patriotic Primer" and "A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women," take you on an unforgettable tour of America -- from the Everglades of Florida to the grasslands of Kentucky to the Sierra Mountains of California. Recommended for Ages 4-8
Our Marching Band
Whimsical, cartoon-like illustrations help bring out the delightful humor of this rhymed picture book by Lloyd Moss, about kids in a town who take up musical instruments. The adults groan at first, but after lots of practice, they improve so much that the mayor asks them to play in the Fourth of July parade. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Peter and the Starcatchers
An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to save the world from evil. Award-winning authors Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson tell a wonderful story that precedes J. M. Barrie's classic "Peter Pan."
Recommended for ages 10+up
This sparkling picture book by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann is filled with such favorites as pink bubble gum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses, celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all.
Recommended for ages 5 to 8
This is the ultimate book about pirates, complete with tales of adventure and intrigue about Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. You'll learn about walking the plank and buried treasure and discover what was like aboard a pirate ship. This introduction to the world of buccaneers was written by British author John Matthew. [Ages 6-12]
Puff, the Magic Dragon
Puff, Jackie Paper, and the land of Honalee finally live on the page. This handsome package includes a cloth case with a tipped-in illustration and an embossed jacket with foil touches, as well as a CD featuring not only Puff, but several other songs performed by Peter Yarrow, his daughter Bethany, and cellist Rufus Cappadocia.
Ages 3 - 7.
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook
The legendary creator of "Where the Sidewalk Ends" and "The Giving Tree" Shel Silverstein, has come up some unforgettable new characters: Runny Babbit and his friends Toe Jurtle, Skertie Gunk, Rirty Dat, Dungry Hog, Snerry Jake, and many others in this delightfully "Billy Sook" (silly book). Recommended for ages 7-12
Scholastic Children's Dictionary
Designed primarily for 9-to-12-year-olds, the Scholastic Children's Dictionary features sample sentence, easy-to-master pronunciation guides, word histories, synonym boxes, cross-references, illustrations, photos, language notes, maps, flags, and a grammar and punctuation guide -- in all, 672 pages of essential information.
Vicar Obadiah Demurral isn't satisfied running the affairs of his village; he wants to control the world. And if his plan works, he will obtain a weapon so powerful, even God and his angels will fall down at his feet, and he will stop at nothing.
So You Want To Be President?
Presidents have sometimes been generals or actors, some big and some small, others handsome or a few even homely like Abraham Lincoln, but children will enjoy discovering the inside facts as well as some funny anecdotes about our American leaders.
Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy Matthew Reinhart has designed a thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition that comes packed with a variety of novelty features -- pop-ups, working light sabers, pull tabs, and other interactive looks at the exciting and popular movies. This beautiful book will impress all fans of STAR WARS and gives a whole new perspective to the films.
Recommended for 8 to 12 years
Swing! by Rufus Butler Seder does for kids what Gallop! does for animals. A boy rides a bike, a girl kicks her soccer ball, a swimmer cuts through the water, and a skater pirouettes on ice. The effect is joyous, magical, mesmerizing, and taps into the the endless fascination that children find in watching other children..
Recommended for ages 3 and up
The creator of the popular "Fuzzy Yellow Ducklings," Matthew Van Fleet has written and illustrated an adorable interactive book about different kinds of animal tails with soft textures for young readers to feel, flaps to open, pull-tabs to pull, and more. [Ages 2-5]
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes
There was one little baby, who was born far away.
And another who was born on the very next day.
And both of these babies, as everyone knows,
had ten little fingers and ten little toes.
This delightful picture/storybook by Australian writer Mem Fox and and British illustrator Helen Oxenbury is a modern nursery rhyme about the things babies everywhere have in common. For ages 3-5.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
The National Book Award-winning author, poet, and filmmaker, Sherman Alexie ("Resevoir Blues") has based his book on his own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art. It tells the story of the adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live.
Recommended for ages 12 and up.
The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!
In 26 alliterative couplets, Steve Martin conjures up much more than mere apples and zebras; instead we meet Horace the Hare, whose hairdo hides hunchbacks, and Ollie the Owl, who owed Owen an oboe. Roz Chast contributes the perfect visual settings for Martin’s zany two-liners. Her instantly recognizable drawings are packed with humorous touches both broad and subtle.
Recommended for Ages 11-15
The Bad Beginning
This first in the "Series of Unfortunate Events" filled with disaster and mystery, long knives, poisonous snakes and itchy clothing. Snicket's perceptive definitions of difficult words makes these books challenging to older readers and excellent for reading aloud.
The Book Thief
Australian-born Markus Zusak grew up sitting at the kitchen table, glued to his chair, listening to his mother's tales of her childhood in Nazi Germany. These tales serve as a springboard for his unique and unusual novel about the power of words to both destroy and comfort.
Recommended for Ages 12 and up
The Children's World Atlas
Featuring more than 100 easy-to-read maps of all the countries and oceans and more than 1,000 illustrations and photographs. Plus Fact Files packed with up-to-date information about each region and Flags and statistics for all countries. This is a Geographical dictionary with more than 9,000 place names.
for ages 12 and up
The Curious Garden
A magical story about a boy's dream and how the efforts of one small person can help change the world; written and illustrated by Peter Brown, a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.
Recommended for infants or children in preschool
The Graveyard Book
This magical and terrifying adventure has been written by the beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman author of the New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline.
Recommended for Ages 10-up.
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins, the author of the middle-grade fantasy series The Underland Chronicles begins anew, exploring a future landscape. Her story is about sixteen-year-old Katniss, who is smart, athletic, and fast. She can take down a rabbit with a bow and arrow, hitting it straight through the eye. Will these skills be enough to survive the Hunger Games?
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mind-bending tests, which readers take along with them. Only four children-two boys and two girls-succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and inventive children could complete. To accomplish it they will have to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.
Recommended for ages 8-12.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
When a peculiar ad appears in the newspaper: "Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mission that only the most intelligent and resourceful children could complete.
The Polar Express
A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus. This holiday classic by Chris Van Allsburg will charm the whole family. It's much better than the movie.
The Quiltmaker's Gift
This richly illustrated picture book by Jeff Brumbeau celebrates the joy of giving and gently emphasizes the age-old truth that material wealth does not necessarily buy happiness. Gail de Marcken's bright watercolor illustrations invite careful inspection by the reader, and children will delight in discovering small drawn stories within each page. Recommended for ages 4 to 8.
The Red Pyramid
Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane. The pace never flags in this exciting novel by Bick Riordan who knows what kids like and delivers it well.
Recommended for ages 9 - 11.
The Tale of Despereaux
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. This popular best seller, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering has also been made into a colorful animated movie.
Recommended for ages 7 - 12
The Three Snow Bears
Author Jan Brett traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Her dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic where these people live. Her attention to detail shows throughout her story and lovely illustrations.
Recommended for Ages 4-up.
The Travel Team
Twelve-year-old Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court; but don't tell him that. Because no one plays with more heart or court sense. This basketball novel by New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica is as exciting as any Hollywood sports movie.
The Wide Window
Lemony Snicket's third in the popular mystery series picks up the life of the Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus, and Sunny who have going off to live with their widowed Aunt Josephine in a house perched precariously on a cliff that overlooks a lake filled with deadly leeches and that's just the beginning....
Thirteen Reasons Why
This brilliant first novel by Jay Asher is a moving, highly original story that focuses on a set of audiotapes made by a girl before she committed suicide, and which explain to 13 people the reasons why she decided to end her life.
Recommended for Frade 7 and up
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day
From the bestselling author Jamie Lee Curtis with illustrations by Laura Cornell (Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born) comes a whimsical picture book with tickling verses, expressing the 13-moods of a saucy little redheaded girl. Her playful rhymes encourage us to express our feelings -- from excited to grumpy, cranky to joyful.
Recommended for ages 3 - 8
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight, New Moon, and Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer capture the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This stunning set includes three hardcover books, two full-color posters and exclusive tattoos, and makes the perfect gift for fans of this bestselling vampire love story.
Waddle: A Scanimation Picture Book
Waddle!, an animals-in-motion Scanimation book, will inspire prancing, hopping, stomping, and scampering. And did we mention color? Created by the optical genius behind the phenomenal #1 and #2 New York Times bestselling children's books, Gallop! and Swing!, Waddle! adds touches of color to the images and integrates it into the text. Author Rufus Butler Seder is the inventor of Lifetiles, glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life when the viewer walks by
Recommended for Ages 3-8.
Warriors Super Edition: Bluestar's Prophecy (Warriors Series)
In the midst of ThunderClan, a kit is born. According to a prophecy, blue-grey she-cat Bluekit will possess a firelike power that win her a dominant place in her Clan's ranks, but even that gift can not protect her from one swift foe. Erin Hunter is the nom de plume of three British writers who create these animal-centric fantasies in the tradition of Brian Jacques's Redwall books. [Ages 12 up]
Your Personal Penguin
This read-aloud, listen-along favorite for young children and the grown-ups who read to them by Sandra Boynton tells the story of a slightly bewildered hippo and the loyal penguin who wants nothing more than to be his pal. Listen to the song "Your Personal Penguin" performed by former Monkees singer Davy Jones (2:56). Recommended for ages 3-8
Zin! Zin! Zin!: A Violin
A wonderful counting book and delightful tribute to classical music by Lloyd Moss with clever, rhythmic verse echoes the sounds made by the various instruments in the orchestra, from the mournful trombone to the swinging trumpet to the sharp violin. It's great way for kids to be introduced to the orchestra.
Age range 4-8
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