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$16.99 $13.59

From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George! comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans — and the se...cret to attracting the birdie.Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! “Hello birdie,” waves one. “Shh! We have a plan,” hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $13.59

A 2015 Caldecott Honor BookWith perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon K...lassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.Sam and Dave are on a mission. A mission to find something spectacular. So they dig a hole. And they keep digging. And they find . . . nothing. Yet the day turns out to be pretty spectacular after all. Attentive readers will be rewarded with a rare treasure in this witty story of looking for the extraordinary — and finding it in a manner you’d never expect. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$14.99

The travel companion that Waldo fans can’t get enough of—now with all the classic adventures!Waldo seekers on their own voyages wi...ll be raring to go with this compact compilation featuring all seven of his renowned excursions:Where’s Waldo?Where’s Waldo Now?Where’s Waldo? The Fantastic JourneyWhere’s Waldo? The Wonder BookWhere’s Waldo? In HollywoodWhere’s Waldo? The Great Picture Hunt!Where’s Waldo? The Incredible Paper Chase read more

Candlewick Press MA
$12.99

Waldo has sticking power! Find hours of fun in this compact book of stickers derived from classic scenes.Know anyone who's stuck o...n Waldo? Packed in this book are hundreds of stickers just waiting for fans old and new to get their hands on them. Use ones from Waldo's original classics to decorate cards and wrapping paper or create a wacky story. Other stickers are large enough to hide everywhere for a fun Waldo hunt with friends. Look for lots of other sticker activities throughout. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$14.99 $10.49

Go on a journey through the fabled Forgotten Realms and color in an array of monsters, rogues, heroes and villains!The Monsters an...d Heroes of the Realms: A Dungeons & Dragons Coloring Book is a treasure trove of illustrations summoned from the pages of the official Dungeons & Dragons manuals. It features never-before-seen artwork and it includes 16 pages of inspirational full-color illustrations. In this book the pen IS mightier than the sword! read more

Candlewick Press MA
$15.99 $11.19

“There aren’t many ‘baby books’ that convey this kind of emotional richness supported by a perfect artistic form.” — Washington Po...st Book World“I want my mommy!” Three baby owls awake one night to find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? Martin Waddell’s tender text and Patrick Benson’s stunning illustrations capture the anxious little owls as they worry—and the joyous flapping, dancing, and bouncing that greet their mother’s return. Now little readers will be bouncing themselves when they see the fluffy white baby owl they can play with long after the book is closed! A new edition of this comforting classic comes with a cute owl toy to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$12.99 $9.09

Join Waldo and friends on four fantastic adventures in search of treasures—while doing activities and solving puzzles using brain ...power and a pen.Seek out four lost treasures (a shell, a gem, a feather, and a star) as you play games at sea, across landscapes, up in the sky, and in outer space. Divided into four journeys, this hands-on book is packed with hundreds of searches as well as mazes, word puzzles, matching games, quizzes, spot-the-difference activities, riddles, tangle line teasers, and more. Add the end-of-book checklists with lots of extra things to find and you have hours of mind-bending fun to return to again and again. Tremendous! read more

Candlewick Press MA
$14.99 $11.99

Calling all Dragonologists! Grab your markers or colored pencils and bring these dragons to life.Express your creativity with an a...rtist’s companion to the beloved Dragonology. With intricate illustrations and fascinating facts, here is a chance to bring vivid color to an array of incredible dragons, including the European dragon, the Frost dragon, the Chinese lung, the American amphithere, and many more. After learning about and coloring the dragons in this book, both experienced and apprentice dragonologists will be fully prepared for that all-important first dragon encounter. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$18.99 $11.99

Master storyteller Todd Strasser reimagines the classic tale of Moby Dick as set in the future—and takes readers on an epic sci-fi... adventure.When seventeen-year-old Ishmael wakes up from stasis aboard the Pequod, he is amazed by how different this planet is from the dirty, dying, Shroud-covered Earth he left behind. But Ishmael isn’t on Cretacea to marvel at the fresh air, sunshine, and endless blue ocean. He’s here to work, risking his life to hunt down great ocean-dwelling beasts to harvest and send back to the resource-depleted Earth. Even though easy prey abounds, time and again the chase boat crews are ordered to ignore it in order to pursue the elusive Great Terrafin. It’s rumored that the ship’s captain, Ahab, lost his leg to the beast years ago, and that he’s now consumed by revenge. But there may be more to Captain Ahab’s obsession. Dark secrets and dangerous exploits swirl around the pursuit of the beast, and Ishmael must do his best to survive—if he can. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $12.34

Enter a fascinating, ornately drawn cityscape and help a boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic light...s.In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs in the park. Steve Light’s masterful pen-and-ink illustrations, decorated with meticulous splashes of color, elevate this counting book (numbers 1–20) to new heights. Maybe the dragon is up there, too! read more

Candlewick Press MA
$17.99 $14.62

In a hilarious tale reminiscent of T. H. White, a lost boy finds himself an unlikely apprentice to the very old, vaguely evil, mos...tly just grumpy Wizard Smallbone.When twelve-year-old Nick runs away from his uncle’s in the middle of a blizzard, he stumbles onto a very opinionated bookstore. He also meets its guardian, the self-proclaimed Evil Wizard Smallbone, who calls Nick his apprentice and won’t let him leave, but won’t teach him magic, either. It’s a good thing the bookstore takes Nick’s magical education in hand, because Smallbone’s nemesis—the Evil Wizard Fidelou—and his pack of shape-shifting bikers are howling at the borders. Smallbone might call himself evil, but compared to Fidelou, he’s practically a puppy. And he can’t handle Fidelou alone.  Wildly funny and cozily heartfelt, Delia Sherman’s latest is an eccentric fantasy adventure featuring dueling wizards, enchanted animals, and one stray boy. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$7.99

"Sardonic narration will grab readers from the get-go, and puzzles laced throughout will intrigue those who share Ruby’s passion f...or solving mysteries." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)Everyone knows that Clarice Bean is exceptionordinarily keen on the Ruby Redfort books. Now in her own starring role, Ruby, a genius code-cracker and daring detective, along with her sidekick butler, Hitch, work for a secret crime-busting organization called Spectrum. Ruby gets into lots of scrapes with evil villains, but she’s always ice-cool in a crisis. Just take a classic screwball comedy, add heaps of breathtaking action, and multiply it by Lauren Child’s writing genius, and what have you got? Only the most exciting new middle-grade series since, like, ever. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$17.99 $14.65

Hold on to your hats for the conclusion of the celebrated hat trilogy by Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen, who gives his deadpan fin...ale a surprising new twist.Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious buildup takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please loyal fans and newcomers alike. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $15.95

And now a second classic Waldo adventure gets the deluxe 25th anniversary treatment!Prepare to find:A striking new jacketed coverA...n original poster on the underside of the jacketA spot-the-difference game between the jacket and the self-cover designsA gatefold with a new visual checklist on every spreadA never-before-seen section of artwork revealed on every spreadNew things to search for! read more

Candlewick Press MA
$6.99 $5.59

A tender tale to remind the youngest of children that Mommy always comes back."I want my mommy!" Three baby owls awake one night t...o find their mother gone, and they can’t help but wonder where she is. What is she doing? When will she be back? What scary things move all around them? Stunning illustrations from striking perspectives capture the anxious little owls as they worry. Not surprisingly, joyous flapping and dancing and bouncing greet the mother’s return, lending a celebratory tone to the ending of this comforting tale. Never has the plight of young ones who miss their mother been so simply told or so beautifully rendered. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$12.00 $10.45

Skip for joy! The exuberant classic returns in a compact hardcover edition that makes a perfect gift.Little Elsie Piddock is a bor...n skipper. When she is scarcely five, she can outskip anyone in her village. By the time she’s six, her name and fame have spread to all the villages in the county. And by the time she’s seven, the fairies have heard of her. When Master Skipper Andy-Spandy summons the sleeping little girl to Mount Caburn for a contest, the tireless Elsie outskips even the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it later to save the fabled skipping grounds of Caburn? Or will a greedy lord build a factory where children have played for centuries? read more

Candlewick Press MA
$17.99 $14.88

There’s more to most things than meets the eye—or nose—as code-cracking, wisecracking girl detective Ruby Redfort discovers in her... third adventure.Wild animals roaming around Twinford? Ruby Redfort has heard the rumors, but she doesn’t quite believe them. She’s got enough on her mind doing wilderness survival training with the secret agency Spectrum, and her bad eyesight isn’t helping. But as high society buzzes with news of a very exclusive perfume formula coming to town, and some priceless jewelry goes missing, Ruby begins to sense a sinister plot in the works. Can our favorite action hero sniff out the clues in time to keep Twinford safe from evil scents? Well, let’s say this is one of those times when you gotta forget the rules and follow your nose to survive. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $13.98

The Owl and the Pussy-cat embark on more escapades in a fanciful sequel by a celebrated author.In this original sequel to The Owl ...and the Pussy-cat, someone steals the ring from Pussy-cat’s tail, and the newlyweds must travel far from the safety of the Bong-tree glade to search for the thief. Follow the familiar couple on a wonderful new adventure by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by award-winning artist Charlotte Voake. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$7.99 $6.39

Everything you need to know about finding, keeping, and training your very own pet train.Finding advice on caring for a dog, a cat..., a fish, even a dinosaur is easy. But what if somebody’s taste in pets runs to the more mechanical kind? What about those who like cogs and gears more than feathers and fur? People who prefer the call of a train whistle to the squeal of a guinea pig? Or maybe dream of a smudge of soot on their cheek, not slobber? In this spectacularly illustrated picture book, kids who love locomotives (and what kid doesn’t?) will discover where trains live, what they like to eat, and the best train tricks around—everything it takes to lay the tracks for a long and happy friendship. All aboard! read more

Candlewick Press MA
$8.99 $8.09

From the creator of Little Owl Lost and Oh No, George! comes a funny, strikingly illustrated story of best-laid plans — and the se...cret to attracting the birdie.Four friends creep through the woods, and what do they spot? An exquisite bird high in a tree! “Hello birdie,” waves one. “Shh! We have a plan,” hush the others. They stealthily make their advance, nets in the air. Ready one, ready two, ready three, and go! But as one comically foiled plan follows another, it soon becomes clear that their quiet, observant companion, hand outstretched, has a far better idea. Award-winning author-illustrator Chris Haughton is back with another simple, satisfying story whose visual humor plays out in boldly graphic, vibrantly colorful illustrations. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$11.99 $9.43

“A beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhoo...d and the darkness and danger of adulthood.” — School Library Journal(starred review)Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside, and there is no food. But then a train arrives in the village, a train carrying a cornucopia of food, untold wealth, and a noble family destined to visit the Tsar in Saint Petersburg—a family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity, a monk locked in a tower, a prince traveling incognito, and—in a starring role only Gregory Maguire could have conjured—Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$22.00

Ian Fleming’s treasured classic soars in a deluxe edition featuring John Burningham’s vibrant, full-color original illustrations.F...amous for creating James Bond, Ian Fleming also loved fast cars — and this passion inspired him to write his only children’s book, penned for his young son, Caspar. Published fifty years ago in 1964, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car introduced the world to the thrilling adventures of the “crackpot” Pott family and the flying car with a mind of her own. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang became an instant bestseller that has been reinvented as a musical and a film (with a screenplay co-written by Roald Dahl) and has also inspired three sequels written by Frank Cottrell Boyce. Now, to honor half a century of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Candlewick Press presents a full-color gift edition ready to zoom straight into hearts of a new generation. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99

Gary, a grounded racing pigeon, dreams of exploring the world—until the day he falls into an adventure of his very own.Most of the... time, Gary is just like the other racing pigeons, eating and sleeping and dreaming of adventure. There’s just one thing that separates him from the ordinary pigeons: he can’t fly. When his friends set off in their travel basket, Gary expects to stay at home, organizing his scrapbook of travel mementos and imagining far-off places. But when he accidentally falls into the travel basket and ends up a very long way from home, he discovers that flying might not be the only way to have adventures. Leila Rudge, in her gentle, colorful style, is sure to charm anyone who has ever felt like the odd one out with this satisfying story of perseverance and being comfortable in your own skin. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$21.99 $17.10

Gareth Hinds’s stylish graphic adaptation of the Bard’s romantic tragedy offers modern touches — including a diverse cast that und...erscores the story’s universality.She’s a Capulet. He’s a Montague. But when Romeo and Juliet first meet, they don’t know they’re from rival families — and when they find out, they don’t care. Their love is honest and raw and all-consuming. But it’s also dangerous. How much will they have to sacrifice before they can be together? In a masterful adaptation faithful to Shakespeare’s original text, Gareth Hinds transports readers to the sun-washed streets and market squares of Shakespeare’s Verona, vividly bringing the classic play to life on the printed page. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$15.99 $12.79

Aaron Becker, creator of Journey, a Caldecott Honor book, presents the next chapter in his stunning wordless fantasy.A king emerge...s from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$15.99 $11.19

What happens when you mix the gladiatorial combat of ancient Rome with a fast-talking creature who is DEFINITELY NOT A STRIPY HORS...E?From a smelly water hole on the African savanna, Julius Zebra is captured, along with Milus the scarred lion and Cornelius the clueless warthog. Transported to the ferocious clamor of the Colosseum, Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends must gear up to be . . . gladiators! The only way they will gain their freedom is if they win the love of the Roman crowds. But do they have what it takes to succeed in a world where only the meanest and toughest survive? Follow the madcap adventures of Julius Zebra and his pals in short chapters with funny, irreverent text and zany cartoon-style illustrations, with an illustrated guide to Roman numerals and a handy glossary at the end. read more

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$12.99 $11.29

Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambition, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hinds....Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds’s captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king’s army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But “blood will have blood,” and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown? read more

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$7.99 $6.39

Randy likes space, robots, and baseball, but he can't ace everything . . . or can he? Chris Van Dusen knocks one out of the park w...ith a comical ode to ingenuity.Randy Riley loves two things: science and baseball. When it comes to the solar system, the constellations, and all things robot, Randy is a genius. But on the baseball diamond? Not so much. He tries . . . but whiffs every time. Then, one night, Randy sees something shocking through his Space Boy telescope: it’s a fireball, and it’s headed right for his town! Randy does the math, summons all of his science smarts, and devises a plan that will save the day in a spectacular way. Once again, Chris Van Dusen winds up his visual humor, dizzying perspectives, perfect pacing, and rollicking rhyme and delivers a hit to make readers stand up and cheer. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $13.59

"A truck-obsessed boy shares his tips for capturing all manner of vehicles based on their characteristics and habitat. This book i...s a gem for the multitudes of truck-loving children." - Seira Wilson, Amazon EditorFor kids who love trucks, here comes the definitive guide to catching and taming one of your own from the creators of the hit picture book How to Train a Train.Want a pet truck? Rumble up to this handy guidebook offering everything you need to know. Bone up on habitat: monster trucks like abandoned parking lots; moving trucks live in busy neighborhoods; ice-cream trucks and snowplows migrate in the winter. Pick the right breed for your home (a car transporter in a small apartment would not be a wise choice). Learn to identify your truck by its tire tracks, and soon, with the lure of some orange cones, you’ll have a loyal vehicle following you home, a happy hum under its hood. With an eighteen-wheeler-size nod to pet-care guides, Jason Carter Eaton and John Rocco put young readers in the driver’s seat for a road trip to truck-dreamer bliss. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$15.99 $13.34

A moving fable about friendship and belonging from award-winning illustrator Petr Horácek.Far away, near the South Pole, a blue pe...nguin is born. It is not something you see every day. “I feel like a penguin,” says Blue Penguin. “But you’re not like us,” the others tell him. Blue Penguin can’t jump or dive very well, so the others wander off and leave him behind. In his loneliness, Blue Penguin begins to dream, and he starts to sing. Will he ever convince the other penguins that he is one of them? Beautifully illustrated in icy blue hues, Blue Penguin is an affecting ode to self-expression and connection by a picture book creator whom the Washington Post has called “the thinking tot’s Eric Carle.” read more

Candlewick Press MA
$4.99 $3.19

The creators of the E. B. White Read Aloud winner HOUNDSLEY AND CATINA offer a charming sequel about taking time out from the hust...le and bustle.The first snow of winter has fallen, and Houndsley is very happy, as he loves the quiet time. Catina does not like the quiet time, however, and she does not enjoy being snowed in. What about all her plans for the day? What if their evening concert has to be canceled? With a bit of pretending, a few books and board games, a flourish of creativity, and some time to dream, Houndsley helps Catina let go of her worries and enjoy the snowy day, wherever it might take them. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$14.99 $11.25

Even monster-battling princesses get tired sometimes! But a peaceful time away is hard to find as the humorous New York Times best...-selling series continues.After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. After all, the Goat Avenger, a new hero who looks oddly familiar, has offered to protect the goats while she takes a much needed break. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as Princess Magnolia is about to take a nap on her hammock, she hears a “ROAR!” Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Impossible! Could a sea monster really ruin this vacation for the Princess in Black? read more

Candlewick Press MA
$9.99

Children love feeding animals—and now it’s as easy as turning the page!It’s time to eat, and all the animals are hungry! Young rea...ders can help feed them, one by one, with a simple turn of each vibrant page. Squirrel wants one of those acorns? Here you go, Squirrel. Monkey wants a banana? You can give him one! This vibrant novelty book is a delectable amusement for tots waiting on their own dinners. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$14.00 $12.09

Kids who love wicked humor will gobble up this tale of a trickster sheep and a comically gullible turkey. Ewww!Little Baa Baa is b...ored. So when Quirky Turkey comes along, the opportunity to make mischief is too good to resist. “What’s that?” asks Turkey, pointing at a suspicious something on the ground. “What’s what?” “That there.” “This here?” “Yes, that there.” “Oh, it’s just a pile of . . . smarty tablets.” “Ohhh. . .” After a well-sustained buildup evoking hilarity and disbelief, this kid-pleasing trickster tale will have readers both groaning and laughing out loud at the payoff. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $14.44

When a family wants to cut down a tree to build a house, what happens to the animals’ nests and burrows? Can a tree be home to eve...ryone?For the rabbits, birds, and squirrels, the big tree is home. But then come two new arrivals with wonderful plans, all ready to create their dream house. What will it mean for the animal families if their tree is cut down? With empathy and imagination, Neal Layton offers a hopeful outlook in this simple and powerful fable about the harmony of the natural world. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$6.99

Ian Fleming’s beloved original text — newly illustrated by Joe Berger!“Crackpot” is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when ...they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find out that she can fly. And swim. . . . Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks — and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$22.00 $13.03

A spectacular, visually stunning celebration of wildlife—and gentle counting book—that can be enjoyed by the entire family.Exquisi...te charcoal drawings of ten endangered creatures—lions, elephants, giraffes, pandas, tigers, chimpanzees, penguins, turtles, macaws, and zebras—startle the viewer with their size and astonishing detail. A poetic text notes each creature’s particular qualities and behavior, while providing a quiet counting exercise and a reminder that these animals must be cherished and protected. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$7.99

From a debut author-illustrator! What if a little owl fell from his nest? A reassuring story for the very young told with whimsy a...nd simple, vibrant artwork. (Ages 2 and up)Uh-oh! Little Owl has fallen from his nest and landed with a whump on the ground. Now he is lost, and his mommy is nowhere to be seen! With the earnest help of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl goes in search of animals that fit his description of Mommy Owl. But while some are big (like a bear) or have pointy ears (like a bunny) or prominent eyes (like a frog), none of them have all the features that make up his mommy. Where could she be? A cast of adorable forest critters in neon-bright hues will engage little readers right up to the story’s comforting, gently wry conclusion. read more

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$12.00 $10.07

An elegant gift edition of the cherished classic is perfect for commemorating special moments with loved ones.When you love someon...e right up to the moon and back, what better way to tell them so than with a tender universal story that has touched hearts across generations? Now dressed in a luminous pearlescent cover accentuated with delicate silver foil details, this beautiful volume is perfect for gifting and a true treasure to hold. read more

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$14.99 $13.23

It’s the biggest-ever Maisy book! Look to Lucy Cousins’s beloved mouse for the final word on making learning fun.Open the cover an...d enter Maisy’s amazing world of words! This mega-Maisy book is bursting with pictures and first words perfectly suited to a preschooler’s brand-new interests, from friends to farm animals, favorite toys to things that go. Sixty-four pages, twenty- five fabulous flaps, and more than 300 wonderful words combine in a colorful, can’t-put-down collection from award-winning artist Lucy Cousins. read more

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$6.99

“Warm illustrations by Martha Alexander . . . and the silly words address kissable little sweethearts.” —Publishers WeeklyA You’re... adorable B You’re so beautiful C You’re a cutie full of charm D—You’ll be delighted by this delicious trip through the alphabet! Sing along as a lively company of children and assorted pets scamper across the bright pages and through the letters from A to Z. With warm and charming illustrations by Martha Alexander, this popular 1940s song by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman makes a captivating board book. Here is a ditty for your darling, a song for your sweetheart, a valentine for anytime. read more

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$16.99 $14.29

Follow the adventures of the Owl and the Pussy-cat in a beautifully illustrated new edition of the beloved classic.Edward Lear’s l...yrical rhyme about an unusual couple who sail far, far away has delighted and captivated readers for generations. With expressive illustrations by Charlotte Voake and a forward by master storyteller Julia Donaldson, this is a book to be treasured by Lear fans young and old. read more

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$15.99 $7.99

The inimitable Anthony Brown and co-creator Hanne Bartholin invite young artists to play the shape game—and get creative.Frida and... Bear love to draw. But what should they draw? First Frida draws a shape and gives it to Bear. “Try to turn this shape into something,” she says. Bear looks at the shape and adds a bit more, and now it’s a puppy! Then it’s Frida’s turn, and before they know it, they’ve drawn a big fish and a funny pig, a monkey from a scrap of wrapping paper, and a butterfly out of a twig. A simple idea spurs endless possibilities in a new winner from Anthony Browne and Hanne Bartholin. read more

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$6.99 $5.59

When the impish Mouse comes to spend the night, Bear is in for a rude—and very funny—awakening in this irresistible new story star...ring the unlikely pair. (Ages 5-7)Bear must have absolute quiet when he goes to bed. He likes to set out his glass of water, adjust his nightcap, fluff his favorite pillow, and then drift peacefully to sleep. But the effervescent Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, finds it terribly hard to be as quiet as a . . . well, you know. With masterfully paced slapstick humor, droll repartee, and comic visual details, the curmudgeonly Bear and his irrepressible friend Mouse return in a third wry adventure that will have readers of all ages laughing in recognition. read more

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$15.99 $13.00

Shrieks of joy ensue when Big Brown Bear devises a clever sled that can carry four bears in this quintessential winter adventure.H...ere’s a bright red sledOn a snowy day.Where are the bearsTo come out and play?The little bears are ready to play in the snow. But — oh, no! Their sled is too small! It’s not as much fun to go sledding only two at a time, but what can they use to carry them all? Luckily, Big Brown Bear has an idea — and it starts with a belly flop! read more

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$15.99 $12.79

From the creator of Shh! We Have a Plan comes a mesmerizing bedtime tale of a forest settling into slumber and one little bear try...ing to stay awake.The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. But someone isn't sleepy just yet. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit longer. Can he do it? Chris Haughton's bold and vibrant illustrations will captivate little ones eager to stay up just a teeny bit longer, while sweet depictions of animals cozying up in their beds for the night will soon have them yawning off to a dreamland of their own. read more

Candlewick Press MA
$16.99 $13.59

Curmudgeonly Bear succumbs to Mouse’s entreaties and discovers the joy of books in a hilarious story that fans will covet for thei...r own library.Bear does not want to go to the library. He is quite sure he already has all the books he will ever need. Yet the relentlessly cheery Mouse, small and gray and bright-eyed, thinks different. When Bear reluctantly agrees to go with his friend to the big library, neither rocket ships nor wooden canoes are enough for Bear’s picky tastes. How will Mouse ever find the perfect book for Bear? Children will giggle themselves silly as Bear’s arguments give way to his inevitable curiosity, leading up to a satisfying story hour and a humorously just-right library book. read more

Candlewick Press MA
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Cheery persistence wears down a curmudgeonly bear in a wry comedy of manners that ends in a most unlikely friendship.Bear is quite... sure he doesn’t like visitors. He even has a sign. So when a mouse taps on his door one day, Bear tells him to leave. But when Bear goes to the cupboard to get a bowl, there is the mouse — small and gray and bright-eyed. In this slapstick tale that begs to be read aloud, all Bear wants is to eat his breakfast in peace, but the mouse — who keeps popping up in the most unexpected places — just won’t go away! read more

Candlewick Press MA
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Shakespeare's classic story of dark ambitions, madness, and murder springs to life in a masterful new graphic novel by Gareth Hind...s.Set against the moody backdrop of eleventh-century Scotland, Gareth Hinds’s captivating, richly illustrated interpretation takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a man driven mad by ambition. An evil seed takes root in the mind of Macbeth, a general in the king’s army, when three witches tell him he will one day be king. At the urging of his wife, he resolves to take the throne by the most direct path: a dagger in the heart of King Duncan. But “blood will have blood,” and when others grow suspicious of his sudden rise to power, is Macbeth prepared to commit more murders to keep the crown? read more