Dover Childrens Books

Refine By
Dover
$7.95

This gigantic collection of hidden pictures features 72 full-page illustrations of common items concealed in unlikely places. Shar...p-eyed sleuths of every age will welcome the challenge of detecting the objects that transform these scenes from real to surreal. Each picture includes a list of hints, and solutions appear at the end of the book. read more

Dover
$3.00

Life is forever changed at Green Gables, a tranquil farm on Canada's Prince Edward Island, with the arrival of a redheaded chatter...box named Anne. The spirited, precocious 11-year-old orphan finds 'scope for imagination" everywhere she looks, transforming the lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, her elderly guardians, with her merry doings and misadventures. Anne — spelled with an "e," as she gravely informs new acquaintances — builds a world of enchantment around Green Gables and its surrounding woodlands, lakes, and valleys. Thanks to the freckle-faced girl's imaginative musings, the rustic region's natural wonders blossom into a fairyland of endless romance. Anne's inspired prattle, goodwill, and joie de vivre win her a warm circle of friends, just as they have won the hearts of readers around the world. Since its first appearance in 1908, the novel has led generations of children to laugh and cry — but mostly laugh — along with this beloved story's vivacious heroine. Now this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged, introduces new readers to the ageless charm of a fanciful world made real by love and friendship. The inspiration for 2016 PBS movie and the 2017 CBC/Netflix Anne mini-series. read more

Dover
$1.99

All princesses look pretty in pink, and this little fairy is literally glowing. Specially tinted so that she'll shine when you pla...ce her in the shadows, the magical paper doll comes with 20 reusable sticker garments and accessories, including a ruffled gown and dainty shoes in her favorite color. read more

Dover
$9.99 $6.23

Santa's more than just a guy in a red suit! This playful paper doll collection depicts Kris Kringle's off-season antics, with cost...umes for taking tropical vacations, conducting home repairs, taking a long winter's nap, and other activities. Also includes cut-outs of Mrs. Claus, reindeer, a snowman, a Christmas tree, and more. read more

Dover
$18.95 $17.77

This affordable kit includes everything needed by beginners to master the age-old art of paperfolding.• 3 great starter books• 55 ...fun-to-do projects• Over 1,000 easy-to-follow illustrations• 96 sheets of authentic origami paper in traditional vibrant hues, rainbow patterns, and metallic colored foils read more

Dover
$2.50

Howard Garis (1873–1962) was a young reporter for the Newark Evening News when he first started writing stories for children about... a lovable rabbit named Uncle Wiggily. Calling them "bedtime stories" (apparently the first time the term was used), he created a widely syndicated series that eventually totaled hundreds of tales.This volume ― the only inexpensive paperbound edition available ― includes eleven of the best stories from the series, relating the long-eared cottontail's adventures with the Lost Chipmunk, the Black Cricket, the Doll Doctor, the Lazy Duck, the Pinching Bug, and other appealing characters.Printed in large, easy-to-read type and enhanced with twenty-seven new vignettes, these delightful stories will captivate today's young readers as much as they did youngsters in the early twentieth century. read more

Dover
$3.00

Originally written in the early twentieth century, the story of a little girl's love for an enchanted nutcracker has delighted gen...erations of readers, while the Tchaikovsky ballet based on the tale has become a holiday tradition.Now young children can enjoy this beloved classic in a specially abridged version by Bob Blaisdell. Included are all the wonderful scenes and characters: Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house, the arrival of Godpapa Drosselmeier and the presentation of the Nutcracker, the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the seven-headed Mouse King, the adventures in Christmas Wood, Toyland, Marzipan Castle, and much more.Printed in large easy-to-read type and enhanced with 30 new illustrations by Thea Kliros, this Christmas favorite will entertain young readers the year round. read more

Dover
$1.50

Some cats may hate water, but every cat loves a day at the beach! You can tell by these 21 colorful cat stickers. There's a pretty... kitty with an umbrella, straw hat, and shades. A seafaring feline wearing a tube and flippers. A lifeguard cat ready to make a rescue. A scuba cat, sailor cat, surfin' cat, and more, plus accessories such as a pail and shovel and a tote bag. The cats are up to their whiskers in fun, heading for a day that's un-fur-gettable! read more

Dover
$1.99

Fun to use and easy to trace, the six sturdy pre-cut stencils in this Little Activity Book offer youngsters an entertaining and ed...ucational introduction to fascinating forms of sea life.Specially designed on brightly colored stock and perforated for easy removal, these stencils help pre-schoolers acquire important basic motor skills and recognize such creatures of the sea as a turtle, sea horse, starfish, conch, crab, and lobster. read more

Dover
$1.99

Open the door to the fascinating world of words with this delightful little book of alphabet stencils! An entertaining and effecti...ve way to learn the ABC's, these pre-cut, easy-to-use stencils are ready to be traced, colored, and used in combinations. Letters are approximately 1 1/2 inches high and can be put together to form names, initials, and words. A fun-filled learning experience for home and classrooms. read more

Dover
$1.99

The easy way to draw all your favorite animals! By combining simple shapes and following the step-by-step diagrams, children can c...reate delightful drawings of a bushy-tailed squirrel, a smiling chimpanzee, a prickly porcupine, and 27 other popular animals. This fun-filled little book also teaches kids the basics of developing shapes and proportions. Blank practice pages are included. read more

Dover
$3.00

Set in seventeenth-century France, this swashbuckling novel relates the daring escapades of D'Artagnan, a Gascon adventurer, and h...is three friends — Athos, Porthos and Aramis, three Musketeers in the service of King Louis XIII.First published in 1844, Alexandre Dumas' exciting story teems with high adventure, royal intrigue, and romance as D'Artagnan and his friends confront the scheming Cardinal Richelieu and his beautiful but treacherous spy, Lady de Winter. Heroic patriotism also comes into play as the four friends hastily journey to the besieged French stronghold of La Rochelle.Specially adapted for young readers, the novel's stirring themes of reckless courage, love, and derring-do are distilled into a highly readable narrative. Enhanced with original illustrations by artist John Green and set in large, easy-to-read type, this new edition of an old favorite will delight adventure fans of all ages. read more

Dover
$5.99

Life is forever changed at Green Gables, a tranquil farm on Canada's Prince Edward Island, with the arrival of a redheaded chatter...box named Anne. The spirited, precocious 11-year-old orphan finds "scope for imagination" everywhere she looks, transforming the lives of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, her elderly guardians, with her merry doings and misadventures. Anne — spelled with an "e," as she gravely informs new acquaintances — builds a world of enchantment around Green Gables and its surrounding woodlands, lakes, and valleys. Thanks to the freckle-faced girl's imaginative musings, the rustic region's natural wonders blossom into a fairyland of endless romance. Anne's inspired prattle, goodwill, and joie de vivre win her a warm circle of friends, just as they have won the hearts of readers around the world. Since its first appearance in 1908, the novel has led generations of children to laugh and cry — but mostly laugh — along with this beloved story's vivacious heroine. Now this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged, introduces new readers to the ageless charm of a fanciful world made real by love and friendship. The inspiration for 2016 PBS movie and the 2017 CBC/Netflix Anne mini-series. read more

Dover
$1.50

Budding healthcare professionals will love assisting this doll in taking charge of her cuddly patients. More than 30 reusable stic...kers supply plenty of equipment, from a stethoscope to bandages and kisses, plus an ailing teddy bear, a giraffe with a sore neck, a bunny with a temperature, and other toys. read more

Dover
$4.99

Coloring and puzzle enthusiasts will love this treasury of more than 40 connect-the-dots challenges. Intricate puzzles to solve an...d color depict a hummingbird poised above a flower, a mother raccoon with her baby, a spider monkey, and other animals as well as fanciful images of a tow truck, ice skaters, a windmill, an old-fashioned phonograph, and more. read more

Dover
$1.50

This little fairy will enchant you with her beautiful outfits made from delicate flower petals, leaves, and berries that change wi...th the seasons. For spring she wears the first blooms of the year that pop out of the ground — the daffodil and crocus. During the warm summer months you can find her in a morning glory, rose, or daisy costume. When the weather starts to turn colder in autumn, she puts on her oak leaf dress and acorn hat, or a chrysanthemum skirt. Her favorite season is winter when she dresses up in her gorgeous Christmas gown, or in her adorable holly leaf and berry outfit.Just lift off the stickers and place them on the doll located on the inside back cover. The stickers can be used over and over, so be sure to put them back on the pages of the book to store them. read more

Dover
$3.00

Whether forming a pirate gang to search for buried treasure or spending a quiet time at home, sharing his medicine with Aunt Polly...’s cat, the irrepressible Tom Sawyer evokes the world of boyhood in nineteenth-century rural America. In this classic story, Mark Twain re-created a long-ago world of freshly whitewashed fences and Sunday school picnics into which sordid characters and violent incidents sometimes intruded. The tale powerfully appeals to both adult nostalgia and young imaginations. Readers explore this memorable setting with a slyly humorous born storyteller as their guide.Tom and Huck Finn conceal themselves in the town cemetery, where they witness a grave robbery and a murder. Later, the boys, feeling unappreciated, hide out on a forested island while the townspeople conduct a frantic search and finally mourn them as dead. The friends triumphantly return to town to attend their own funeral, in time for a dramatic trial for the graveyard murder. A three-day ordeal ensues when Tom and his sweetheart, Becky Thatcher, lose their way in the very cave that conceals the murderer.With its hilarious accounts of boyish pranks and its shrewd assessments of human nature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer has captivated generations of readers of all ages. This inexpensive edition of the classic novel offers a not-to-be-missed opportunity to savor a witty and action-packed account of small-town boyhood in a bygone era. read more

Dover
$1.50

Stick on a moustache for an air of the debonair! A dozen varieties include the curly, twirly kind favored by Snidely Whiplash and ...other dastardly types; the stashes associated with Fu Manchu and Pancho Villa; the pencil moustache of the matinee idol; and other traditional styles, including handlebar, imperial, and biker. read more

Dover
$1.50

Sticker fans will delight in this collection of rainbow images. Saturated with bright color and enhanced with lovely washes of gli...tter, 12 magical designs are accompanied by birds, unicorns, fairies, and other enchanting visions. read more

Dover
$15.95 $10.57

Hours of enjoyment await with this big book of origami fun. Whether you're an experienced paperfolder or you're just entering the ...origami world, you'll find 37 captivating models galore right here, in all their well-illustrated glory. Robert J. Lang, a veteran origami artist, accompanies his step-by-step directions with more than 1,000 detailed drawings, plus a photograph of the finished model.Start with a kangaroo, a nun, a rocket, or a bust of King Tut. Advance to a dragonfly, a dinosaur, a winged Pegasus, or a cicada. By the end, you'll be making action folds — models with moving parts that re-create flapping birds, rowing ships, and fiddling violinists. The author includes an introduction to the history of origami, plus helpful hints on tools and materials and a key to the folding symbols. read more

Dover
$16.95 $16.10

"This is a beautifully well done crochet book. The Nutcracker story is told with each vignette, introducing a different character ...or accessory to craft. I would highly recommend adding this to your collection." — Fit2BTiedLifeExperience the enduring charms of the holiday classic in an entirely different way! This version of the beloved tale is illustrated with full-color images of crocheted characters. Each chapter of the adventure ― from the Christmas Eve party to the fierce battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King to the visit to Toyland and beyond ― features complete instructions for crocheting charming representations of the story's personalities and props.Twelve easy-to-follow patterns depict Marie and her Nutcracker, the Mouse King, the enchanted clock, a Christmas tree surrounded by wrapped gifts, and other festive figures. Well-illustrated instructions specify yarn colors, materials, gauge, and abbreviations for stitches; a Techniques section offers guidance to crocheters. All patterns specify yarns that are readily available in craft stores. The ideal gifts for all Nutcracker enthusiasts, these amigurumi figures are keepsake treasures that will brighten every holiday season read more

Dover
$12.99

If you want to learn to knit, you only need a ball of yarn, knitting needles, some patience — and this book! It's the ideal introd...uction to knitting, with easy-to-follow, full-color instructions for more than fifteen projects. Clear, step-by-step explanations of basic techniques make this guide great for beginners of all ages, especially those wishing to create handmade gifts.An introduction explains the how-to of knitting, from holding the needles and yarn to casting on, basic stitches, and finishing touches. Patterns start out as simple as can be and gradually become more challenging, although by no means difficult. Readers can advance from bracelets, hair ornaments, and pocketbooks to scarves and hats, in addition to a charming variety of household decorations. read more

Dover
$2.23

Add a note of countrified charm to gift packages, stationery, kitchen cupboards — almost any flat surface — with 24 colorful count...ry stickers. Hand-picked flowers, nosegays, hearts, wreaths, patchwork bunnies and geese, calico cats, baskets of posies, other whimsically rendered motifs. Handy book format keeps stickers clean and fresh until ready for use. read more

Dover
$1.50

Celebrate the season with a collection of 10 Yuletide tattoos starring merry elves, overstuffed stockings, colorfully wrapped pres...ents, and even Santa himself. A dash of glitter lends an extra touch of Christmas magic! Wear the tattoos alone or as a group for a more festive effect. read more

Dover
$4.99

This fashionable fairy comes with a wardrobe of eight dazzling outfits. She's ready to model a variety of long gowns and short ski...rts, all festooned with flowers, leaves, beads, and other ornaments. The punch-out doll is easily removed from the book, and a full-color garden landscape provides a background for imaginative play.  read more

Dover
$19.95 $16.82

"Loved this one. Great for any beginner that is interested in learning how to work with and create leather items." — Books In Brog...an"An excellent book." — LorareviewsLegendary wood and leather crafter Lora Susan Irish focuses solely on leather pyrography techniques and projects for the first time in this book. She presents instructions for a dozen easy-to-make projects, including jewelry, wallets, journals, and belts, in a spectacular array of patterns ranging from American West and Celtic motifs to wildlife and tattoo-inspired imagery. The completed projects are perfect for gift-giving or personal use.Moving from tools and supplies to pyrography and leather crafting basics; pattern techniques; leather selection; and the projects themselves, the book includes detailed, step-by-step directions with full-color photographs. Sidebars and tips offer helpful hints. This invaluable guide is ideal for experienced crafters as well as those who wish to acquire leather-crafting and leather-burning skills. read more

Dover
$3.99

Oodles of doodles await with this sketchbook safari!You'll discover familiar and exotic animals as you roam the fields of a farm a...nd explore jungle thickets with this compact sketchbook. Easy-to-follow captions offer hints as to how to complete more than 120 unfinished illustrations. Doodle the details of a farmer's lazy dog and a hatchling chick, and fill in a gorilla's face, a parrot's wings, an ostrich's legs, and other creature features. Ages 6 and up. read more

Dover
$14.95 $12.98

Add a bit of pizzazz to a variety of objects with pompom crafts that you can make in a day. These handcrafted yarn ornaments are s...imple to make — and no previous crafting experience is necessary. Quick and easy projects include a headband, a pendant, pillow and dish towel trim, wall flags, and other craft items for home décor.Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating pompom crafts adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and are readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Paper Flowers. read more

Dover
$1.50

One of the most popular images used for tattoos, skulls have become trendier than ever. A Halloween favorite, they conjure up visi...ons of danger, horror, and black magic — and add a dramatic touch to arms, legs, and ankles. This haunting collection has an especially lively touch: each tattoo glows in the dark! Instant thrills for junior tattoo lovers. read more

Dover
$18.95

In this all-new collection of models, origami master John Montroll presents charming designs for more than 30 domestic creatures: ...several varieties of birds, tropical fish, cats, and dogs as well as a mouse, hamster, ferret, rabbit, and other pets. Projects range in skill level from easy to intermediate, and they offer simple instructions, ample diagrams, and full-color photographs of the finished models.Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, Montroll offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps. This compilation of his original designs will delight origami enthusiasts of all ages. read more

Dover
$2.50

The gentle, old-fashioned animal stories of Thornton W. Burgess, told with great warmth and charm, draw young readers into the tim...eless world of the creatures who live in the Green Forest and around the Smiling Pool.In this engaging episode, Bobby Raccoon suffers a series of mishaps. Following a bad dream, he bites his own tail, is given a dreadful fright, survives an encounter with Buster Bear, gets a terrible shaking and more, but, happily, is rescued by Peter Rabbit and eventually finds a new home.Reset in easy-to-read type and enhanced with six new illustrations adapted from originals by Harrison Cady, The Adventures of Bobby Raccoon will delight today's young readers while offering gentle lessons about nature and wildlife. read more

Dover
$1.50

Dragons are the most fearsome creatures around — and their battles are the stuff of legend. This foursome of easy-to-apply body ar...t includes a pair of winged warriors going fang-to-fang, a Chinese dragon taking on a tiger, and more. Plus, each tattoo comes with a magical dash of glitter! read more

Dover
$1.50 $1.04

Add an angelic note to almost any flat surface with these charming stencils. Included are six bold, clear depictions of celestial ...creatures with wings unfurled and arms upraised, blowing a horn, and in various other angelic poses. Youngsters will have hours of fun tracing and coloring these shapes, which also lend themselves to decorating walls, stationery, posters, and a host of other art and craft purposes. read more

Dover
$7.99

How do plants use chlorophyll? What is the water cycle? Where is Yellowstone National Park? This wide-ranging workbook answers all... of these and many more earth science questions.This workbook promotes:√ Data collection√ Life science√ Observation skills√ Reading comprehension√ Vocabulary building• Learn the secrets of photosynthesis, clouds, germination, and more• Includes coloring pages, simple science experiments, journals, and matching games• Fun themes: flowers, bugs, animals, and outdoor exploration• A certificate of completion ends each section• Perforated pages for easy removalEducation.com workbooks offer thematic content to actively engage children and provide them with fun-filled, memorable learning experiences. Written by teachers and based on subjects educators consider important, these workbooks have been tested by millions of educators and countless hours of classroom use: 1 in 4 U.S. teachers rely on Education.com material.See more Education.com workbooks at www.doverpublications.com read more

Dover
$4.00

The escapades of four animal friends who live along a river in the English countryside--Toad, Mole, Rat, and Badger.

Dover
$1.50

Look what's in the trick-or-treat bag! It's a shining group of scarifying tattoos to brighten your Halloween. Six images include a... colony of bats flying past a harvest moon, a spirit hovering over a haunted house, an owl sitting in a tree in the moonlight, a skeleton dancing the night away, and more. read more

Dover
$1.99

Six sturdy pre-cut outlines make it easy for youngsters to trace and color a commercial jet, a helicopter, a light plane, and thre...e other aircraft. The open stencils require no cutting or punching out, and the simple shapes make tracing easy. Adults will also find these reusable designs a great way to add airplane appeal to a nursery, child's room, or classroom. read more

Dover
$1.99

Ten terrific tattoos ensure that you'll have every finger covered as well as both thumbs. Wacky images of marine creatures include... a shark, squid, seahorse, walrus, crab, whale, and other critters. The long-lasting tattoos are as easy to apply as they are to remove. read more

Dover
$1.50

Beloved by adults and children alike, these delicate, gauzy-winged creatures of legend will glimmer with life when it's dark. Grac...eful, colorful, and filled with magical possibilities, the six splendid tattoos look charming on arms, legs, ankles — anywhere they're placed. Easy to apply, simple to remove, and guaranteed to enchant. read more

Dover
$1.99

This stencil collection features attention-getting examples of symbolic art that originated in one of the world's oldest civilizat...ions. Six sturdy, precut stencils, representing actual Chinese symbols for "Joy," "Happiness," "Luck," "Love," "Wealth," and "Long Life," will add an exotic Far Eastern touch to needlecraft projects, poster art, bulletin board displays, and a host of other projects. read more

Dover
$1.99

Lend exotic appeal to arms, cheeks, and other body parts with any of these ten lovely, henna-tinted tattoos. Delicate edgings, flo...rals, and other pretty touches in traditional reddish-brown hues add extra pizzazz to the heart-shaped designs. Complete instructions for safe application and removal included. read more

Dover
$1.99

Here's an entertaining way to help children recognize the shapes of familiar insects. Six easy-to-trace and fun to-color stencils ...introduce young naturalists to such fascinating creatures as the honeybee, butterfly, praying mantis, fly, beetle and dragonfly. The sturdy, brightly colored "open" stencils (no cutting required) are perfect for playtime activities and also make useful aids for school projects. read more

Dover
$1.99

Striking images of a half-dozen species depict the mako, scalloped hammerhead, basking, blue, thresher, and great white sharks. Th...ese sturdy, pre-cut stencils provide hours of tracing and coloring fun. They're ideal for illustrating school assignments as well as for decorating notebooks, posters, and other surfaces. read more

Dover
$1.99

Beautiful butterflies grace the covers of this handy 64-page blank notebook, perfect for holding addresses, phone and fax numbers,... or just personal thoughts. read more

Dover
$1.50

Glow-in-the-dark unicorns, in six enchanting designs! Unicorns were once thought to hold powers of healing and good fortune. Now y...ou can have lucky unicorns of your own, with these six glowing tattoos. Easy to apply, they'll stay luminous for a long time, giving you the look of a living legend! read more

Dover
$1.50

Here's a furry special breed of bear — sweet as honey, and ready to add a decorative touch to kids' arms or ankles. These 6 adorab...le tattoos feature teddies blowing bubbles, doing a headstand, talking to a butterfly, jumping rope, carrying a bouquet of flowers, and best of all, enjoying a bear hug. read more

Dover
$1.99

In India, temporary henna tattoos are part of the celebration of weddings and of special occasions associated with transcendence a...nd transformation. These 10 tattoos feature a variety of reddish-brown designs inspired by the peacock, India's national bird. Traditionally etched on the palms and feet, henna tattoos look great anywhere! read more

Dover
$14.95 $13.10

"If you're interested in dabbling in paper flower crafting or trying to make a homemade gift for Mother's Day or perhaps Valentine...'s, I much recommend giving this book a shot." — The RhialistThese colorful blooms will brighten any room — and best of all, you can make them in a day! You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms, and no previous experience is necessary.Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts. read more

Dover
$1.50

Do you love technology? Do you think a robot can be a human's best friend? Tell everyone that the future is at hand with these jol...ly robot tattoos. The colorful images include cheerful male and female bots, a robot dog, and a grinning robot toaster. They're easy to apply and remove.  read more

Dover
$1.50

Why are these butterflies grinning? Could be that they love the modern designs on their wings — circular, curlicued, and curvy mot...ifs that you'll never, ever see in the garden! These vibrant winged creatures will add a nice touch of color to a little one's shoulder or wrist. Includes 8 easy-on, easy-off tattoos.  read more