| Holiday 2011 ShoppeTALK
San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe
HOLIDAY TOY COLLECTION
AND BOOK CATALOG ISSUE!
To our many
San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe Friends:
Please enjoy our 2011-2012 Holiday
Toy Collection and Book Catalog! We are happy to celebrate our 37th
holiday season with you with gratitude for your continued support since
1975. Remember that we still provide complimentary gift wrap and tag with
any purchase over $5. Email, telephone, fax and snail mail orders
always welcome…shop early as many items are in short supply. Best wishes
for a joyous holiday season from your friends at San Marino Toy and
Book! We hope to see you soon!
|THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
illustrated by Jade Fang. On the first day of Christmas… watch as
a partridge roosts in a pear tree, while swans swim and drummers drum.
All of this happens right before your eyes on the pages of this whimsical
book featuring color illustrations “in motion”!
With the magic of Accord Publishing's AniMotion technology, this
beloved English carol springs to life as the pages are turned. The festive
procession builds with every verse ending with a huge Christmas celebration
in the village square. It’s the perfect holiday gift for all your
true loves. Ages 3 up, $17.99
LISTEN TO THE
SILENT NIGHT by Dandi Daley Mackall, paintings by Steve Johnson
and Lou Fancher. It was not such a silent night when Baby Jesus was
born. From the baa, baa, baa of nearby sheep and the flut-flutflutter
of angel wings the sounds must have been extraordinary. Reverent and
rhythmic, this book invites you to hear those sounds and imagine
that miraculous night while gorgeous paintings set the Nativity scene
and capture the splendor of the first Christmas. Ages 3 up, $16.99
|THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
by Clement C. Moore, illustrated by Charles Santore. Since it was first
published anonymously in 1823, the poem “The Night Before Christmas”
has enchanted children for generations with the story of St. Nicholas
climbing down the chimney and filling all the stockings before springing
back to his sleigh. Many families read the poem every year and now there
is an elegant edition to treasure. The poem is faithfully reproduced and
accompanied by Santore’s lavish illustrations. Ages 3 up, $18.95
|HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
by Jan Brett. Rollo the mischievous troll is tired of doing his chores
at home and decides to run away. Beloved artist storyteller Jan Brett
takes Rollo on a rollicking journey across a glorious Scandinavian
landscape as the leaves change color and snow falls in early winter.
Appealing woodland animals fill the pages and Jan’s signature borders
depict the troll family at home missing Rollo. Brett creates a warm loving
story for families to share and love and laugh over together in any season
of the year but especially at Christmas. Ages 5-8, $17.99
|THE NIGHT BEFORE
CHRISTMAS BOOK AND DVD by Jan Brett. Brett’s New York Times-bestselling
edition of Clement C. Moore’s classic Christmas poem is now available
with a DVD with music by the Boston Pops Orchestra accompanying Grammy
Award-winning actor Jim Dale as he narrates this beloved holiday treat.
A fabulous gift for any family on your shopping list! Ages 3 up,
by Michael J. Rosen, illustrated by Robert Sabuda. From a pop-up master
and an acclaimed poet and author comes a glorious pop-up celebration
of the true spirit of Chanukah. Open this beautiful gift book and follow
the Festival of the Lights through place and time. Sure to be a treasured
Ages 5 up, $34.99
NEW PICTURE BOOK ADVENTURES
LITTLE STAR by Caldecott Medal winner Jerry Pinkney. As a curious
little chipmunk leaves his nest to greet the twilight he gazes at the glittering
sky above him. He can’t help but notice the sparkling dewdrops on a
spider's web, the lights of the fireflies and the shimmers of moonlight
on the water. “How I wonder what you are!” marvels the tiny creature launching
a dreamlike quest to reach for the stars. Perfect for easing little ones
into dreamland! Ages 3-6, $16.99
|TEN LITTLE CATERPILLARS
by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Ten little caterpillars
are out and about in our big world! You never know what you might find!
A butterfly perhaps? This visually stunning counting and natural history
picture book is just perfect for reading aloud and comes with a glossary
filled with intriguing information about all ten of the caterpillar
characters. Ages 2-6, $17.99
|MOO by Matthew Van Fleet,
photography by Brian Stanton. Oink, cluck, squeak, moo and cock-adoodle-doo!
Ingeniously designed flaps and pull tabs accompanied by pettable textures
offer a flock of interactive fun in this innovative introduction to the
habits and distinctive voices of seven different barnyard residents.
Toddlers will delight in identifying and imitating each critter! Ages
by Herve Tullet. Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book and
embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs
the reader to press the dots, shake the pages and who knows what will
happen next! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the
flat surface of the simple printed page powered solely by imagination!
Ages 3-6, $14.99
|GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION
SITE by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
As the sun sets behind the big construction site all the hardworking
trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one Crane Truck, Cement Mixer,
Dump Truck, Bulldozer and Excavator finish their work and lie down to
rest so they'llbe ready for another day of tough construction play!
Ages 4-8, $16.99
|THE ARTIST WHO
PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle. Every child has an artist
inside him or herself and the artist in this book paints the world as
he sees it - just like a child. There'sa red crocodile, an orange
elephant, a purple fox and a polka-dotted donkey. More than anything
else there's imagination! This tribute to the creative life from a beloved
illustrator and storyteller celebrates the power of art. Ages 3-5,
|STARS. A star is how you
know it’s almost night. As soon as you see one there's another and
another. And the dark that comes doesn't feel so dark. What if you could
have a star? Acclaimed author Mary Lyn Ray and Caldecott Honor winner
Marla Frazee offer this tender, evocative and profound exploration of
stars both near and far. Ages 4-8, $16.99
|A ZEAL OF ZEBRAS:
AN ALPHABET OF COLLECTIVE NOUNS from Woop Studios. An embarrassment
of pandas, a galaxy of starfish, a shiver of sharks…all are collective
nouns used to describe animal groups. Woop Studios has illustrated these
quirky phrases creating a series of extraordinary beautiful art that
has been collected here for the first time. Ages 4-8, $17.99
|THE WIZARD OF OZ: A SCANIMATION
BOOK by Rufus Butler Seder. We’re off to see the Wizard! The magic
of Scanimation meets the wonderful Wizard of Oz bringing to life 10
memorable scenes from the movie that has enchanted generations of viewers.
Naturally the cover is glittering and ruby red! All ages, $14.95
FUN WITH NON-FICTION
by Peter Chrisp, illustrated by Somchitch Vongraprachanh. Readers of
all ages are sure to be enthralled by this dramatic pictorial history of
the great ocean liner R.M.S. Titanic and its fateful sinking. Approximately
125 photos and illustrations including 12 astonishing 3D-rendered graphics
tell Titanic’s story. This amazing book includes a CD-ROM that walks viewers
through the ship’s interior from stem to stern showing hundreds of details.
Ages 9 up, $17.99
|TREASURY OF GREEK MYTHOLOGY:
CLASSIC STORIES OF THE GODS, GODDESSES, HEROES & MONSTERS by
Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Christina Balit. With stunning artwork
and lively strong story-telling, this incredible title from National
Geographic presents Greek myths in a most accessible manner making it
a must-have addition to the family library…a sure hit for all those intrigued
with tales of gods and goddesses.
Ages 9+, $24.95
STORIES OF EXTRAORDINARY ANIMAL FRIENDSHIPS by Catherine Thimmesh.
What makes a camel befriend a Vietnamese pig? Or a wild polar bear pals
with a sled dog? Featuring true stories of unusual friendships captured
by photographers from countries ranging from Siberia to Japan, Friends
challenges the reader’s preconceived notions about compatibility
in both the animal and the human world.
Ages 4-8, $16.99
|NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE
WEIRD BUT TRUE from National Geographic. Did you know that some sharks
weigh as much as 15 gorillas, that it can really rain frogs or that
some people can hear their eyeballs moving? Ultimate Weird But True
is packed with wacky facts and snack-size stories that prove that truth
can be stranger than fiction. Ages 8-12, $19.95
BUILD ON FUN WITH NEW LEGO TITLES
|THE LEGO IDEAS
BOOK features all-new LEGO building projects, tips to supplement and
enhance LEGO creations, inspirational builds, and expert advice from
LEGO Master Builders. Inside its pages you will find medieval castles,
intergalactic spaceships, dastardly pirate ships, soaring jet planes
and much, much more! Ages 7-15, $24.99
||LEGO STAR WARS CHARACTER ENCYCLOPEDIA.
This illustrated encyclopedia features in-depth profiles showing interesting
and never before seen elements of everyone’s favorite LEGO Star Wars
minifigures. Includes more than 400 full-color images and a LEGO minifigure.
Ages 7-15, $18.99
|STAR WARS: THE
CLONE WARS: INCREDIBLE VEHICLES. Featuring astonishing detail of
the spacecraft, aircraft and landcraft seen in the Cartoon Network series,
this collection of 10 cross-sections allows readers to peel away the
outer panels to reveal the inner components, the weapons systems, and
the construction secrets of this wider world of vehicles. Ages 7 up,
GREAT GIFTS FOR GREAT READING!
by Brian Selznick. Set 50 years apart, two independent stories weave back
and forth with mesmerizing symmetry. Playing with the form he created
in his trailblazing debut novel The Invention Of Hugo Cabret,
Caldecott Medalist Selznick once again sails into
unchartered territory and takes readers on an awe-inspiring journey. Ages
|DARTH PAPER STRIKES
BACK: AN ORIGAMI YODA BOOK by Tom Angleberger. It is a dark time at
Ralph McQuarrie Middle School. After suffering several Origami Yoga-related
humiliations, Harvey and his Darth Paper puppet manage to get Dwight suspended
from school for being a “troublemaker” and scheme to make that suspension
permanent. This is a hilarious, clever and much-anticipated follow-up to
the breakout hit, The Strange Case Of Origami Yoda!
Ages 9-12, $12.95
|LIESL & PO
by Lauren Oliver. Liesl lives in a tiny attic bedroom locked away by her
cruel stepmother. Her only friends are the shadows and the mice – until
one night a ghost appears from the darkness. It is Po who helps Liesl
feel less alone. This is a magical novel of ghostly wonders and a true
friendship that brings light to even the darkest of places. Ages 9-12,
COMPANION by Trenton Lee Stewart, illustrated by Dian Sudyka. This
exclusive companion to the bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series
is a mind-bending collection that will put YOU to the test! With full-color
artwork throughout, this volume features ingenious new puzzles, riddles
and brainteasers. Think you have what it takes to join the Mysterious Benedict
Society? Open this book and find out! Ages 9-12, $12.99
|MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE
WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE by James Patterson. Rafe Khatchadorian has an
ace plan for the best year ever. With his best friend Leonardo the Silent
awarding him points Rafe tries to break every rule in the school’s oppressive
Code of Conduct. Chewing gum – 5,000 points! But when Rafe’s game starts
to catch up with him he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters.
Ages 10+, $15.99
by Maile Meloy, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. It’s 1952 and 14 year
old Janie Scott has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here she meets
a mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin Burrows – a fascinating boy
who’s not afraid to stand up to authority and who dreams of international
espionage. Breathtaking illustrations accompany their adventures hot on
the trail of Russian spies! Ages 10+, $16.99
|THE CHRONICLES OF HARRIS BURDICK
by Chris Van Allsburg – an update on the pictures that have inspired thousands!
For more than twenty-five years the illustrations in the extraordinary
Mysteries of Harris Burdick have intrigued and entertained readers of all
ages. Many have been inspired to weave their own stories to go with these
enigmatic pictures. This updated collection features an all-star cast of
best-selling authors including M.T. Anderson, Kate DiCamillo, Jules Feiffer,
Stephen King, Lois Lowry and many more including Chris Van Allsburg himself.
Ages 10+, $24.99
by Christopher Paolini. In this much-anticipated astonishing conclusion
to the bestselling Inheritance cycle, the fate of an entire civilization
rests on the shoulders of Eragon Shadeslayer and his dragon Saphira. Long
months of training and battle have brought victories and hope but can
they topple the evil king and restore justice to Alagaesia? And if so
at what cost?
Ages 12+, $27.99
|THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, 50th ANNIVERSARY
EDITION by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer, annotated
by Leonard S. Marcus. It has been 50 years since the world was first introduced
to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond with Tock, the Humbug and
the captive princesses Rhyme and Reason. A perfect gift for longstanding
fans and lucky new readers, The Phantom Tollbooth is a book to cherish.
Ages 8+, $24.00
|THE FAMILY STORYBOOK
TREASURY from Houghton Mifflin is a collection of beloved picture books
and poetry presented in a beautiful keepsake volume with a read-along CD.
Each picture book and poem has been selected to create a reading-together
experience to enjoy today and for generations to come. Included in this
beautiful 292 page volume are Curious George and the Firefighters, Lyle
Walks the Dogs, Martha Speaks, Sheep in a Jeep, Tacky the Penguin, Mike Mulligan
and His Steam Shovel and much more. Ages 3+, $18.99
|EVERY THING ON IT by Shel
Silverstein. This new poetry book chock full of whimsical, unpublished
poems and artwork by the beloved Silverstein, joins the ranks of the New
York Times-bestselling poetry collections Where The Sidewalk Ends
and A Light In The Attic. The perfect gift for kids of all ages!
by Michael Hague. Acclaimed illustrator Michael Hague brings his hallmark
artistry to fourteen classic stories no child should be without. From Jack
in the Beanstalk to The Gingerbread Man and Cinderella to The Sleeping
Beauty, each story is lush with detail and loaded with magic. A wealth of
fable and fantasy to be treasured!
Ages 5+, $19.99
|*Don’t miss the latest Christmas tradition!*
Year after year, children
and adults alike are baffled by the mystery of how Santa really knows
who’s been naughty or nice. After much urging by the elves and Mrs. Claus,
Santa has allowed his biggest secret to be revealed in
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition.
Touted as “The best thing since The Night Before Christmas…”this
gift set includes a North Pole pixie-elf, hardbound children’s book and
keepsake box. Children can register their elf online and receive a special
response from Santa.
We have a limited number of this gift set, so please shop early.
Recommendations include those
by independent booksellers from across the nation.