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Jan Brett's New York Times bestselling picture book The Umbrella has all the rollicking fun of the woodland animals that crowd int...o a mitten in the snow in The Mitten. Only this time it's in a lush cloud forest as one by one, tree frog, toucan, kinkajou, baby tapir, quetzal, monkey, and jaguar crowd into an open, upside down banana umbrella until a tiny hummingbird lands and they all fall out. A shortened text for toddlers and simple Spanish phrases like "Hola!" add to the fun of reading aloud this lively board book. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$25.95 $12.03

A baby kangaroo explores the world but always returns to the safety of his mama's pouch.

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $13.42

A wild little troll runs away from home because he doesn't want to do his chores. Rollo tries living with various woodland animals..., but he finds out that there is no place like home, and returns to his family just in time for "the best Christmas ever."Among the animals who take him in are an owl family, a mother bear and two rambunctious cubs, some playful river otters, a hungry lynx and a friendly moose family.Jan Brett creates an irresistible, mischievous character that kids will recognize in themselves. Jan transports us to a glorious Scandinavian landscape where a beautiful fall turns into a magnificent snowy winter. Her signature borders depict the troll family missing Rollo, and animals as appealing as those found in The Mitten.A warm, fun-loving Christmas picture book for families to share and love and laugh over together. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $10.49

A New York Times bestseller!What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with ...its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $13.98

The African plains provide a stunning environment for Jan Brett's latest animal adventure. For as long as anyone can remember, the... honeyguide bird and the African honey badger have been partners when it comes to honey:Honeyguide finds the honeycomb, Badger breaks it open, and they share the sweetness inside.But this day, Badger keeps all the honey for himself. Foolish Badger!In no time, Honeyguide leads Badger on a fast chase. Badger thinks it's for honey; but Honeyguide has a surprise waiting for her greedy friend.As they swim across a pond, push through a thicket of reeds, leap over a huge anthill, a menagerie of exotic animals passes the news along in a kind of animal Bush Telegraph. Finally Badger faces a lift-the-flap page, revealing the twist that teaches Badger a lesson. Can you guess who's under that flap?Honey . . . Honey . . . Lion! will surely become a family favorite for readers of all ages. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $14.46

More than anything Hedgie wants to be an astronaut and travel into space. He gets his chance the day the geyser, Big Sparkler, sta...rts to sputter and fade, disappointing all the alien tourists, who fly to the tiny planet of Mikkop to throw coins into Big Sparkler and look at the strange flowers that survive on its sparkles.Because only Hedgie can fit into a small space ship, he flies to Mikkop, where he not only finds out what is clogging up Big Sparkler, but fixes the problem in a most unusual way. He returns home a hero amid cheers from the aliens and the scientists back at the Star Lab.With an amazing gatefold illustration of Hedgie bursting out of Big Sparkler this is not only one of Jan Brett's most inventive books, but it's one of the funniest. Fans will love the unusual setting as they laugh along with a wild cast of characters, including comic aliens, canine scientists and bird reporters.So jump on a spaceship and take a ride to Big Sparkler. You'll be glad you made the trip! read more

Putnam Juvenile
$23.99 $21.59

Lively, colorful characters decorate a new slipcase for Jan Brett's Little Library, home to three favorite board books: The Mitten..., The Hat and Gingerbread Baby. This new look is sure to pull in gift-givers who will find this little library the perfect gift year round, especially during the holiday season. It's the easy, surefire present to give to board book fans and a great way to make future readers of Jan Brett picture books! read more

Putnam Juvenile
$6.99

A charming circular story where the tiniest animal just might be the most powerful.When the Elephant walks, he scares the Bear. Wh...en the Bear runs away, he scares the Crocodile. When the Crocodile swims for his life, he scares the Wild Hog . . . and so on, down to the Mouse. And who could be scared of the little Mouse? The last spread answers this question in a way that will delight small children-and the endearing animals, rhythmic text, and hilarious illustrations will make this book a favorite. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $15.59

What a lovely day at the fair. Children lining up for pony rides . . . moms and dads in a pie-eating contest . . . babies chasing ...butterflies . . . babies heading for the trees . . . I SAY! Where are those babies GOING? Only a small boy sees them leaving and follows as the babies chase butterflies in trees, frogs in a bog, even bats in a cave, ignoring pleas to come back. But not to worry, our hero saves the day, making sure that all the babies get home safely from their appealing adventures. Caldecott Medal winner Peggy Rathmann has created a highly original story told in a lilting text and a bold new style with classic black silhouettes against stunning skies of many colors that change and glow as afternoon turns into evening. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99

Caldecott Honor winner David Ezra Stein's delightful tale of a baby kangaroo's first hops toward independence is perfect for board... book audiences. Joey wants to go exploring, but at first he isn't sure he's ready to leave Mama's safe, warm pouch. Touching on a universal childhood experience, this sweet tale celebrates trying new things. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$16.99

Little Owlet wakes on a moonlit night. His mama says, "It's time you took flight." This little Owlet does not want to be out by hi...mself in the dark. But Mama believes he can be brave, so he decides to leave the nest for the first time. As Owlet makes his way through the sky to explore the sights and sounds of nighttime, he runs into a few frightening obstacles along the way, but he eventually learns that being brave can be a fun adventure! Perfect for reading at bedtime to relieve nighttime anxiety, watching Owlet fly through the sky will show young readers that things may not always be as scary as they first seem. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$18.99 $12.43

A walk through the Costa Rican cloud forest provides a wonderfully lush setting for Jan Brett's beloved animal illustrations. When... Carlos drops his umbrella to climb a tree for a better view of the animals, they all cram into the banana-leaf umbrella as it floats by--from the little tree frog to the baby tapir to the big jaguar and more. It gets so crowded in the umbrella that there isn't even enough room for a little hummingbird! So over the umbrella tumbles, everyone falls out, and poor Carlos comes back wondering why he didn't see any animals all day. In the spirit of Jan Brett's The Mitten and The Hat, this cheerful tale of escalation will have readers poring over every illustration for the world of details Jan packs in. With its classic story, exotic jungle setting, and brilliantly colorful menagerie, The Umbrella is sure to take its place among Jan's many family favorites. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $15.66

A hilarious tribute to state birds! Welcome to the United Tweets Pageant! This colorful parade of state birds competing to be Top ...Tweet will have readers of all ages laughing aloud. From Alabama?s Yellowhammer to Wyoming?s Western Meadowlark, each bird is a winner?and each bird loves to show off the state it calls home. Hudson Talbott has created an inspired introduction to states and their birds. His vibrant, detailed illustrations infuse the birds? interactions with energy and humor, making this a great way to spark kids? interest in United States history, geography, and, of course, wildlife! read more

Putnam Juvenile
$15.99 $13.71

2013 Recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award!Three side-splitting stories in one great picture book! In three laugh-out-loud s...ituations, an irresistible cast of colorful birds illustrate the concepts of "up," "tall" and "high." First, a short peacock proves that he may not be tall, but he definitely isn't small. Then, a resourceful bird helps his penguin friend find a way to fly. Finally, two birds want to live in the same tree, but what goes up must come down! Each short story features a flap that reveals a surprise twist. With fun fold-outs, easy-to-read text, and a hilarious cast of characters, these stories beg preschoolers and emerging readers to act them out again and again. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99

A great way to introduce the Mother Goose rhymes to the youngest readers, this charming collection includes "Baa Baa Black Sheep,"... "Jack and Jill," "Little Miss Muffet," and "Hey Diddle Diddle." Featuring some of Tomie's warmest and funniest illustrations, Tomie's Baa Baa Black Sheep and Other Rhymes will instantly become a nursery favorite. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99 $6.45

Full of reasons to get up and dance, Lorinda Bryan Cauley's popular picture book, now available in board book format, has been del...ighting children for nearly a decade. Little ones will jump at the chance to join this menagerie of zany animals and children as they stomp, wiggle, roar, and spin their way through the day, as the rhyming text reinforces important concepts. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$6.99

Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit from their Caribbean island and with a guitar at his side, ready for seren...ading.   As they sail off across the sea, another story unfolds in the water beneath the boat. One by one, exotic sea creatures swim into the picture and small yellow fish seems to be looking for someone.   Jan Brett brings the magic of the Caribbean to her exquisitely detailed illustrations of Edward Lear’s charming poem. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99 $7.19

Love the world around you with this wonderful board book! Perfect for the youngest children, it’s full of wonder and appreciation ...for the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds, and the stars. The gentle message and Tomie dePaola’s adorable illustrations of children interacting with their world make this a welcome addition to every toddler’s library. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$18.99 $12.84

Because she was a princess, she had a Pegasus… Princess Sylviianel has always known that on her twelfth birthday she too would be ...bound to her own Pegasus. All members of the royal family have been thus bound since the Alliance was made almost a thousand years ago; the binding system was created to strengthen the Alliance, because humans and pegasi can only communicate formally, through specially trained Speaker magicians. Sylvi is accustomed to seeing pegasi every day at the palace, but she still finds the idea of her binding very daunting. The official phrase is that your pegasus is your “Excellent Friend.” But how can you be friends with someone you can’t talk to? But everything is different for Sylvi and Ebon from the moment they meet at her binding—when they discover they can talk to each other. They form so close a bond that it becomes a threat to the status quo—and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. For some of the magicians believe there is a reason humans and pegasi should not fully understand each other… read more

Putnam Juvenile
$10.99

Rossamund is now the personal servant - the factotum - of the Branden Rose, the most renowned monster-hunter in all of the Half-Co...ntinent. But despite the Rose's power and influence as a Peer of the Empire, powerful forces move against them both, intent on capturing Rossamund and destroying Europe in the process. This final volume of The Foundling's Tale is full of the suspense and lush world building that have made D. M. Cornish one of the most avidly watched modern fantasists."Riveting . . . The author laces his rococo but fluent narrative with moral and ethical conundrums, twists both terrible and tongue in cheek, startling revelations about humans and monsters alike and sturdy themes of loyalty, courage and selfrealization" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review read more

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Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit from their Caribbean island and with a guitar at his side, ready for seren...ading. As they sail off across the sea, another story unfolds in the water beneath the boat. One by one, exotic sea creatures swim into the picture and a small yellow fish seems to be looking for someone.Jan Brett brings the magic of the Caribbean to her exquisitely detailed illustrations of Edward Lear's charming poem. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99 $6.39

Now, the very youngest readers can enjoy this classic tale in a beautiful board book version, bursting with the colorful animals a...nd playful storytelling for which Jan Brett is beloved by millions of readers. Jan?s imagining of the story of Noah through the eyes of his granddaughter was a New York Times bestseller and is one of her most popular picture books. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $14.65

Owl sets out to woo Pussycat in a boat laden with fruit from their Caribbean island and with a guitar at his side, ready for seren...ading. As they sail off across the sea, another story unfolds in the water beneath the boat. One by one, exotic sea creatures swim into the picture and a small yellow fish seems to be looking for someone.Jan Brett brings the magic of the Caribbean to her exquisitely detailed illustrations of Edward Lear's charming poem.From the Board edition. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $12.50

Jan Brett's intricate illustrations against a beautiful papyrus background make a stunning picture book of a favorite story-this t...ime featuring Noah's granddaughter. As the floodwaters rise, she helps take the animals onto the ark and get them settled down. But it's not easy when giraffes are sleeping next to pandas and lions are curled up with turkeys. Finally the gentle rocking of the ark lulls them all to sleep until the waters recede and Grandpa Noah, his family, and all the animals leave the ark. This simple telling, combined with extraordinary illustrations of every animal imaginable, makes On Noah's Ark perfect for young and old. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $16.44

Jim Arnosky's beloved nature expert, Crinkleroot, is back! Award-winning children's book artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky feature...s his iconic character in this fun and informative picture book. Crinkleroot, who was "born in a tree and raised by bees," guides young readers through the natural world, taking them on a journey through the seasons, and giving examples of things they can do in their own backyards to protect the environment. read more

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$7.99 $7.19

Toddlers love things that go, and even better if animals are doing the driving!The secret is out--animals don't just walk, waddle,... and swim. Their names give you clues to how they really like to get around, and now you can see what vehicles they love to pilot, skipper, and drive!A clever concept board book that puts a new spin on transportation.  read more

Putnam Juvenile
$21.99 $17.59

"A scintillating sliver of history. . . . An inventive introduction to the Renaissance and one of its masters." (Publishers Weekly..., starred review)"An unusual and surprisingly touching story . . . . An offbeat and intriguing read." (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review)"At times sad, silly, and telling, this is a wholly entertaining book." (School Library Journal, starred review)"Filled with engaging details of Leonardo and his world. . . . Illustrations which range from utterly recognizable scenes of Florence to the ghostly horses at Leonardo's deathbed. . . . An unusual biography for young people, and one well worth poring over . . . . A unique way of picturing a unique world . . . . An extraordinary tribute." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) read more

Putnam Juvenile
$16.99 $13.69

Caldecott Honor?winning artist Rachel Isadora brings another fabulous fairy tale to brilliant life with her stunning collages. The... Brothers Grimm story of the kind fisherman who catches an enchanted fish, and his greedy wife who always wants more, is perfect for these ?give-me? times. Rachel Isadora?s captivating collage-style artwork, featuring the African landscape and the increasingly turbulent ocean, provides a wonderful new backdrop for this classic story. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$18.99 $15.08

Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale....It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat. And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way.But Matti's not with them. He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs. Only Matti knows he is safely inside. And readers will too when they look under the lift-the-flap gingerbread house at the end of the story, and there he is! read more

Putnam Juvenile
$7.99 $6.39

The bestselling modern classic, in a sturdy board book edition perfect for little hands.When Nicki drops his white mitten in the s...now, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the borders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.In her distinctive style, Jan Brett brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes."Grandmother knits snow-white mittens that Nikki takes on an adventure. Readers will enjoy the charm and humor in the portrayal of the animals as they make room for each newcomer in the mitten and sprawl in the snow after the big sneeze." -The Horn Book read more

Putnam Juvenile
$14.99 $11.72

Jan Brett's bestselling snowy "Goldilocks" retelling is now available in this popular large, durable format. Painted in her signat...ure style, the familiar story and depiction of playful Arctic animals and birds dressed in colorful Inuit costumes make this classic tale a perfect choice for Jan’s youngest fans. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$6.99

This simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the le...aves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it's spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $15.34

Jan Brett's richly illustrated take on a classic tale—it's just right!Everybody loves the story of the curious little girl named G...oldilocks, who made herself quite at home in the house of the three bears. Jan Brett's lavish illustrations for this classic tale, full of details and surprises, gives this edition a special flair. Children will marvel at the enchanted world created herein. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99 $15.13

Every year, trolls knock down Kyri's door and gobble up her Christmas feast. But this year, the trolls are in for a surprise: a bo...y and his pet ice bear on their way to Oslo have come in from the cold. And once the ice bear is finished with the trolls, you can bet they won't come knocking next Christmas Eve!Once again, Jan Brett creates an original Christmas story full of warmth and magic. Featuring beautiful borders, intricate illustrations, and a stunning display of the Northern Lights, Who's That Knocking on Christmas Eve? will rightfully take its place among Jan's Christmas favorites with the whole family. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$17.99

Aloo-ki glances up from fishing and sees her sled dogs floating off on an ice floe. She races after them and comes upon an igloo. ...Being a curious girl, she goes inside only to find no one home. That's because the polar bear family who lives there is out walking while their breakfast cools off. Aloo-ki eats some soup, tries on their boots, and finally crawls into the smallest bed for a nap. Meanwhile, Papa, Mama, and Baby Bear see her dogs adrift, swim out to rescue them and return home to find Aloo-ki fast asleep in Baby Bear's bed.Jan traveled to the far North to meet the Inuit people and see the amazing land where they live. Dramatic illustrations capture the shimmering ice, snow and deep blue seas of the Arctic, and when Jan adds a raven-haired Inuit girl and her appealing huskies, an endearing family of polar bears, and playful Arctic animals in the borders, the result is one of her most beautiful picture books.The decorative Inuit patterns and clothing Jan uses throughout are sure to attract adult fans and collectors while children will want to listen to and look at this exciting version of a well-loved story over and over again. read more

Putnam Juvenile
$16.99 $13.59

It?s a young bear?s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise him. He tries to put them back on the trees, but it doesn?t work.... Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it?s spring?and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, welcoming him. Graceful illustrations and a childlike main character offer the perfect way to talk to children about the wonder of the changing seasons. read more