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|Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse!
When Mr. Mouse and his family move into the warm spot beneath the kitchen
stove in a big house, they discover something new and wonderful: an
evergreen tree decorated with lights, ginger and peppermint smells in the
air, and cookies baking in the oven. They hear about a child born long ago,
and a jolly man named Santa who brings gifts to celebrate Jesus’s birth on
a day called Christmas. And so Mr. and Mrs. Mouse decide that their family
should celebrate Christmas too. With Caralyn and Mark Buehner’s delightful
rhyming verse, detailed illustrations (with hidden pictures to search for!),
and a childlike sense of wonder, the story of the Mouse family’s first
Christmas is sure to become a holiday tradition. Ages 3-7, $17.99.
|Click, Clack, Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa comes
to the barnyard in this holiday addition to the award-winning Click,
Clack series from the Caldecott winning team of Doreen Cronin and Betsy
Lewin who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Peep! It’s
the night before Christmas and all through the farm, not a creature is
stirring, not even a...duck? Farmer Brown is busy decorating his home
in preparation for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve! All seems calm
in the barnyard, but Farmer Brown isn’t the only one who is getting
ready...Ho Ho OH NO! Once again, Duck has gotten the whole barnyard STUCK
in quite a predicament! Will anyone be able to un-stuck Duck and save
Christmas? Ages 3-7, $17.99.
|Laura Murray and Mike Lowery’s Gingerbread
Man has been loose in the school and on the fire truck, and now he’s
The Gingerbread Man Loose at Christmas. Everyone
in class is busy practicing songs and making goodies for their trip to
town to thank community helpers, and the Gingerbread Man has made a
gift for someone extra sweet. But before he can deliver his gift, whipping
wind and swirling snow come to town, too. Slushy sidewalks are no place
for a cookie, but this Gingerbread Man won’t let a little bad weather
stop him! “I’ll search on my own, as fast as I can! I’ll dash through this
snow. I’m the Gingerbread Man!” With all the flavors of the season and
generous dashes of kindness and gratitude, the Gingerbread Man’s newest
adventure makes for a perfect read-aloud throughout the holidays.
Ages 3-7, $16.99.
|New York Times bestselling duo Lori
Evert and Per Breiehagen (The Christmas Wish and The Tiny Wish)
sweep us back into their enchanting world with yet another breathtaking
adventure The Reindeer Wish featuring their daughter,
Anja. When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she
cares for it and raises it as her own. They become dear friends and have
many adventures together, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his
kind. So Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of all—those of Santa’s
sled team. Ages 3-7, $17.99.
|From Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish, creators
of the bestselling How to Babysit a Grandpa and How
to Babysit a Grandma comes the equally charming and hilarious
holiday offering How to Catch Santa written
again in a hilarious instructional style. After waiting for days and days
and days, it’s finally Christmas Eve and that’s when you can try to catch
Santa. Two sibling narrators give clever tips for “catching” Santa (be
crafty! be clever! be gentle!). Filled with humor and holiday warmth,
this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy! Ages 3-7,
|Written by American songwriter James
Lord Pierpont for Sunday-school children to perform at an 1857 Thanksgiving
concert, “Jingle Bells” is now an irreplaceable part of Christmas traditions
around the world. Niroot Puttapipat’s exquisite cut-paper edition, Jingle
Bells: A Magical Cut-Paper Edition with his silhouetted illustrations
at once bold and delicate, follows a sleigh ride across a snowy landscape.
Featuring scenes that change on every spread and a stunning 3-D pop-up
at the end, this holiday keepsake captures the thrill of a winter adventure
and the magic of the season.
Ages 4 up, $19.99.
|In #1 New York Times bestseller
Thread, author Laura Schroff told the true, heartfelt,
and extraordinary story of how one woman’s decision to help a boy asking
for change on the street changed both of their lives forever. Now in a
younger picture book edition, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story,
Schroff recalls the first Christmas she and Maurice spent together.
She shares how Maurice gave her a small white bear and, as she later
learns, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show
her how grateful he was for their friendship. This heartwarming tale captures
the true meaning of the holidays and will be one you’ll want to share
with your family year after year as a reminder that a gift from the heart
is always the best present under the tree.
Ages 4 up, $17.99.
|Dear Santa, Love, Rachael Rosenstein…Rachel
Rosenstein is determined to celebrate Christmas this year—and the fact
that her family is Jewish is not going to stop her. In a series of hilarious
and heartwarming mishaps, Rachel writes a letter to Santa explaining
her cause, pays him a visit at the mall, and covertly decorates her house
on Christmas Eve right down to latkes for Santa and his reindeer. And
while Rachel may wrestle with her culture, customs, and love of sparkly
Christmas ornaments, she also comes away with a brighter understanding
of her own identity and of the gift of friends and family. Written by Amanda
Peet with Andrea Troyer, illustrator. Ages 5-8, $17.99.
|Sweet illustrations and simple language
bring Hanukkah to life for the youngest of children in this delightful
paperback book Hanukkah Lights by David Martin with illustrations
by Melissa Sweet. At Hanukkah, there are many much-anticipated rituals—
candles on the menorah ready to light, latkes to eat, dreidels to spin,
presents to give and receive and shiny gold treats. Add some free-form
fun, from shadow puppetry to singing and dancing, and you have a warm,
truly child-friendly celebration. Ages 3-7, $5.99.
|Authors Richard Simon and Tanya Simon
introduce their new heartwarming picture book Oskar and the Eight
Blessings illustrated by Mark Siegel. Oskar, a young refugee
seeking sanctuary from the horrors of Kristallnacht, arrives by ship
in New York City with only a photograph and an address for an aunt he
has never met. It is both the seventh day of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve,
1938. As Oskar walks the length of Manhattan, from the Battery to his new
home in the north of the city, he experiences the city’s many holiday sights
and encounters various residents. Each offers Oskar a small act of kindness
welcoming him to the city and helping him on his way to a new life in the
new world. Includes map of Oskar’s walk on Christmas Day 1938 and a poignant
Author’s Note. Ages 4-8, $17.99.
|Fans of Mo Willems’s Don’t
Let the Pigeon
Drive the Bus! and Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back will
love meeting author Dev Petty’s willful young frog with a serious identity
crisis in I Don’t Want to Be a Frog. Frog wants
to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An
owl? But when a hungry wolf arrives—a wolf who HATES eating frogs— our
hero decides that maybe being himself isn’t so bad after all. In this
very silly story with a sly message, told in hilarious dialogue between
a feisty young frog and his heard-itall- before father, young readers will
identify with little Frog’s desire to be something different, while laughing
along at his stubborn yet endearing schemes to prove himself right. Illustrated
by Mike Boldt. Ages 3-7, $16.99.
|Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking
Alphablock and Countablock by Christopher Franceschelli,
Dinoblock features thick pages cut into the
shapes of dinosaurs! Readers will be introduced to more than 20 different
kinds of dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and the illuminating
comparisons to familiar things from a young child’s world. “I stretch
high like the ladder on a fire truck. I am a Brachiosaurus.” As children
touch the pages, they have a chance to guess the dinosaur and appreciate
the uniqueness of its silhouette. A final gatefold delivers a roundup of
all the dinos included. This handson approach, delivered in colorful pages
by hip British design team Peskimo, makes for an immersive, age-appropriate
introduction to a favorite topic of childhood. Ages 1-4, $16.95.
|Come join a colorful canine board book
romp for toddlers in Color Dog with bestselling children’s
book creator Matthew Van Fleet and photography by Brian Stanton. Look
for plenty of wagging and woofing as a parade of adorable pooches employ
cleverly designed mechanics, pettable textures and even scratch-and-sniff
patches to introduce toddlers to colors, textures, and more. Ages
2 up, $19.99.
Also available Moo, Dog, and Cats.
|Jonathan Bentley’s playful new book,
Little Big, captures just how tough life can
be when you’re little. With little legs, it’s hard to win races. With
little hands, you can’t open the cookie jar. And when you have a little
mouth, nobody listens to you. Sometimes it seems like all your problems
would be solved if you were just a little bigger. But sometimes, little
is exactly the right size. Featuring delightful artwork and a relatable
message, Bentley’s book will resonate with readers both big and little.
Ages 3-5, $16.00.
|In the wide-awake bed in the full-moon
house, everyone is restless! The moonlight is pouring in and no one can
get to sleep: not Granny, her grandchild, the dog, the cat, or even a mouse.
It’s not until a tiny musical visitor offers up a soothing song does the
menagerie settle down, and finally everyone is off to dreamland. With
a perfectly crafted text and stunning paintings, Audrey and Don Wood reveal
once again why they are picture book creators of the highest order. The
Full Moon at the Napping House, the highly anticipated follow-up
to their beloved classic The Napping House, is
the ideal book to share at bedtime or anytime. Ages 3-7, $17.99.
|Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers #1 blockbuster
bestseller The Day the Crayons Quit, is now joined by equally
entertaining companion The Day the Crayons Came Home. I’m
not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a
colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one
group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons
asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa
cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise,
whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both
ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that
no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale
to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box. Look for a special
glow-in-the-dark picture [Note: make sure to “charge” it under a light
first]. Ages 4-7, $18.99.
|Stillwater the Panda returns in Zen
Socks a delightful companion to Jon J Muth’s Caldecott Honor
Book Zen Shorts and Zen Ties.
Leo and Molly love their new neighborhood. Best of all is their friend
Stillwater, a giant panda who lives across the way! And the three friends
are quite a team! Stillwater teaches Molly about patience. Leo teaches
Stillwater about sharing. And Molly shows how one act of kindness can
make a world of difference. Muth’s warm, compassionate stories and light-filled
pictures are tinged with the wisdom of Zen. Whether young or old, we
all learn from one another in the most surprising ways.
Ages 4-8, $17.99.
|Exquisite 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. Author Katie Cotton with illustrator Stephen Walton have created
an oversized not-to-be missed jewel of a book with Counting Lions.
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. A spectacular, visually stunning celebration
of wildlife—and gentle counting book—that can be enjoyed by the entire
family. Ages 5 up, $22.00.
GREAT NEW READS!
|Over 2 million people have read R. J.
Palacio’s #1 bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman,
an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated
to three stories offering a special look GREAT NEW READS! at Auggie’s
world through new points of view. Previously only available in ebook,
now they’ll be published all together as Auggie & Me: Three
Wonder Stories in a gorgeous hardcover package! These stories
are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during
his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian,
the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s
new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for
readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.
Ages 8-12, $16.99.
|Princess Magnolia is having hot chocolate and scones
with Duchess Wigtower when. . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! A
big blue monster is threatening the goats! Stopping monsters is no job
for dainty Princess Magnolia. But luckily Princess Magnolia has a secret
—she’s also The Princess in Black, and stopping
monsters is the perfect job for her! Can the princess sneak away, transform
into her alter ego, and defeat the monster before the nosy duchess discovers
her secret? From award-winning writing team of Shannon Hale and Dean Hale
and illustrator LeUyen Pham, here is the first in a humorous and action-packed
chapter book series for young readers who like their princesses not only
prim and perfect, but also dressed in black. Ages 5-8, paperback $6.99.
|Don’t miss the latest installment
by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale’s series with The Princess in Black
and the Perfect Princess Party. Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday
party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests
are arriving... Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs
to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess
in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns
to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess
Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again.
And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe
there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious.
Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?
Ages 5-8, $14.99.
|Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets
three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling
quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica. Decades later,
Friedrich in Germany, Mike in Pennsylvania, and Ivy in California each,
in turn, become interwoven when the very same harmonica lands in their
lives. All the children face daunting challenges: rescuing a father, protecting
a brother, holding a family together. And ultimately, pulled by the invisible
thread of destiny, their suspenseful solo stories converge in an orchestral
crescendo. Richly imagined and masterfully crafted, ECHO
pushes the boundaries of genre and form, and shows us what is possible
in how we tell stories. The result is an impassioned uplifting, and virtuosic
tour de force that will resound in your heart long after the last note has
been struck. Don’t miss the music, magic, and a real-life miracle melding
together in this masterpiece from storytelling maestro Pam Muñoz
Ryan. Ages 10-14, $19.99.
|After her best friend dies
in a drowning
accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must
have been a rare jellyfish sting--things don’t just happen for no reason.
Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove
her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s achingly
heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and
the potential for love and hope right next door. The
Thing About Jellyfish, Ali Benjamin stunning debut novel about
grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread
critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist!
Ages 10+, $17.00.
|Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines
in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope
is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania
where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart
out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself—because
maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a
week can become what a farm girl could only dream of—a woman with a future.
Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan’s journey from the muck
of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore
(Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers
on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love
and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions. In The Hired Girl, Schlitz
brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentiethcentury America
in a moving yet comedic tour de force. Ages 12 up, $17.99.
|Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four
creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their
ways in the world that can feel oh-so-big? Delve into this lush, unforgettable
tale in the tradition of Charlotte’s Web and The Rats
of NIMH, from the author of the New York Times bestselling Someday.
Firefly doesn’t merely want to fly, she wants to touch the moon. Cricket
doesn’t merely want to sing about baseball, he wants to catch. When these
two little creatures with big dreams wander out of Firefly Hollow, refusing
to listen to their elders, they find themselves face-to-face with the one
creature they were always told to stay away from…a giant. But Peter is
a Miniature Giant. They’ve always been told that a Miniature Giant is nothing
but a Future Giant, but this one just isn’t quite as big or as scary as
the other Giants. Peter has a dream of his own, as well as memories to escape.
He is overwhelmed with sadness, and a summer with his new unlikely friends
Firefly and Cricket might be just what he needs. Can these friends’ dreams
help them overcome the past? Firefly Hollow is nothing short
of enchanting, reminding us all that the very best friend is the one who
wants you to achieve your dreams. Full-color tip-in illustrations and dozens
of black-and-white drawing provide added glow.
Ages 8-12, $16.99.
|From Richelle Mead, the #1 internationally bestselling
author of Vampire Academy and Bloodlines,
comes the breathtaking new fantasy steeped in Chinese folklore Soundless.
For as long as Fei can remember, there has been no sound in her village,
where rocky terrain and frequent avalanches prevent residents from selfsustaining.
Fei and her people are at the mercy of a zipline that carries food up
the treacherous cliffs from Beiguo, a mysterious faraway kingdom. When
villagers begin to lose their sight, deliveries from the zipline shrink
and many go hungry. Fei’s home, the people she loves, and her entire existence
is plunged into crisis, under threat of darkness and starvation. But soon
Fei is awoken in the night by a searing noise, and sound becomes her weapon.
Mead takes readers on a triumphant journey from the peak of Fei’s jagged
mountain village to the valley of Beiguo, where a startling truth and
an unlikely romance will change her life forever. Ages 12 up, $19.99.
|Ingrid Law delivers another heartwarming
story about the magic of friendship and the power of family in Switch
the companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy. Gypsy Beaumont
has always been a whirlytwirly free spirit, so as her thirteenth birthday
approaches, Gypsy hopes to get a magical ability that will let her fly,
or dance up to the stars. Instead, she wakes up on her birthday with blurry
vision . . . and starts seeing flashes of the future and past. But when
Momma and Poppa announce that her very un-magical, downright mean Grandma
Pat has Alzheimer’s and is going to move in with them, Gypsy’s savvy—along
with her family’s—suddenly becomes its opposite. Now it’s savvy mayhem as
Gypsy starts freezing time, and no one could have predicted what would happen
on their trip to bring Grandma Pat home . . . not even Gypsy. With her trademark
style and whimsical, beautiful language, Law has written another wonderfully
moving companion to her Newbery Honor winning Savvy. Ages 8-12, $16.99.
|Don’t miss The Marvels in this magnificent
reimagining of the form Brian Selznick originated, two stand-alone stories-the
first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose-create
a beguiling narrative puzzle. The journey begins on a ship at sea in 1766,
with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work
in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant
actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage.
Nearly a century later, Joseph Jervis runs away from school and seeks refuge
with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale’s strange, beautiful house,
with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and
leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past.
A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two
narratives connect, The Marvels is a loving tribute to the
power of story from an artist at the vanguard of creative innovation. Ages
10 up, $32.99.
|For the first time, J.K. Rowling’s beloved
Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color
editions. Kate Greenaway award- winning artist Jim Kay has created over
100 stunning illustrations, making Harry Potter Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated
deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the
series, as well as for the dedicated fan. Harry Potter has never been the
star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above
the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and
has never worn a cloak of invisibility. All he knows is a miserable life
with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son,
Dudley -- a great big swollen spoiled bully. Harry’s room is a tiny closet
at the foot of the stairs, and he hasn’t had a birthday party in eleven
years. But all that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by
owl messenger: a letter with an invitation to an incredible place that Harry
-- and anyone who reads about him -- will find unforgettable. This fabulous
new illustrated edition is a must-have for Harry Potter fans of all ages!
GREAT GIFT TITLES
|Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Raggedy
Ann with five classic tales in this beautiful new treasury written by Johnny
Gruelle and illustrated by Jan Palmer! Just in time for Raggedy Ann’s birthday,
these sweet stories about Raggedy Ann’s adventures are sure to delight fans
young and old. Beloved for generations, Raggedy Ann’s charming stories are
filled with the humor and good nature of everyone’s favorite rag doll and
her adventurous nursery friends. This wonderful treasury includes How Raggedy
Ann Got Her Candy Heart, Raggedy Ann and Rags, Raggedy Ann and Andy and
the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, Raggedy Ann’s Wishing Pebble, and Raggedy
Ann and Andy and the Nice Police Officer. The Raggedy Ann 100th Anniversary
Treasury, Ages 4 up, $17.99. Also available is a large selection
of Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls to gift with a book!
of Picture Book Classics: A Child’s First Collection assembles
twelve of the greatest picture books ever published: Goodnight Moon, Caps
for Sale, Harold and the Purple Crayon, Crictor, A Baby Sister for Frances,
Leo the Late Bloomer, William’s Doll, A Chair for My Mother, If You Give
a Mouse a Cookie, Chrysanthemum, From Head to Toe, and Pete’s a Pizza. Each
story is followed by a page of tips for taking the reading experience further;
a bibliography offers further reading suggestions. A perfect gift for new
moms and dads, teachers, or parents excited to read their children the books
they themselves grew up with, this collection is a wonder-filled opportunity
for preschoolers and families to own and share “the best of the best.” Ages
|Polar—A Photicular Book
takes the reader on a stunning journey to the ends of the earth through
the colorful, fluid motion of Photicular® Safari
and Ocean, Photicular technology uses sliding lenses and
video imagery to display realistic living motion in the pages of a book.
It’s like a movie in your hand. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy
way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There’s a polar bear with
her lively cubs. A beluga whale, breaching. A team of sled dogs sprinting
directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the Northern Lights, shimmering
like a silk rainbow through the star-filled night. National Geographic writer
Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the North and South
Poles, and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including
vital statistics for each animal, such as their size, range, habitat, and
more. Ages 3 up, $25.95. technology. A phenomenon
first seen in the bestsellers
|Discover everything you ever wanted
to know about the amazing blocks of Minecraft in this mega-oversized Blockopedia
that comes in a ground-breaking hexagonal format! Blockopedia
contains everything you need to know to make the most of the blocks that
make up the Minecraft world. It’s a beautiful and comprehensive reference
tool for beginners and more experienced players alike. Written by Alex Wiltshire,
former editor of Edge Magazine and expert gamer, Blockopedia is fully illustrated
and packed with essential information about each Minecraft block. Encyclopedic
in its approach, each block is featured with a general overview of its
properties, as well as little-known trivia and expert advice on what to
do with it. From basic plants and ores to enchantment tables and End stone,
you’ll find every single block here.
Minecraft: Blockopedia, Ages 8 up, $49.99.
|Interactive illusions to explore the
five senses… and beyond! Packed with tricks and challenges, SENSEational
Illusions lets kids put their senses to the test in ways they’ve
never seen, heard, smelled, felt, or tasted before. Learn how the five senses
work, discover why optical illusions trick your eyes, feel your way around
a tactile maze, and test handeye coordination with a pop-out marble maze.
Spreads are set up in the form of questions and challenge readers to engage
with the content, while interactive elements add value — testing, explaining
or proving the point that is being explored — and fun fact boxes explain
the underlying science of senses. Physically interactive with flaps, 3D pop-out
marble mazes, and additional sense-related elements (including touch-and-feel
materials and scratch-and-sniff paper!) SENSEational Illusions
engages even reluctant readers with amazing graphics and accessible text.
Ages 8 up, $19.99.
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|LEGO® Awesome Ideas
is an all-new ideas book that unlocks the secrets of LEGO building and
shows fans how to create a world with their imagination. Beautifully clear
photography and informative text demonstrates how entire models are built
up while also providing stepby- step visual breakdowns and offering alternative
ways to build models. Explore each chapter as it steadily creates a themed
world and ultimately showcases a dynamic diorama of the complete build,
showing readers that they too can build up an entire LEGO world from scratch
— model by model, brick by brick. With creative model ideas and visual tips
and techniques, LEGO Awesome Ideas will inspire
anyone, from beginners to accomplished builders. Ages 7 up, $24.99.
LEGO TO CHOOSE FROM!
|Packed with stunning photography and fascinating
facts, Great LEGO® Sets: A Visual History
explores the history of LEGO sets in magnificent detail. The guide offers
an expansive overview of the most significant, popular, and interesting
play sets, featured in chronological order from 1955 to the present day.
Great LEGO Sets features the most beloved sets
in the LEGO Group’s long history, including much-loved classic 1980s LEGO
Space and LEGO Castle sets and the latest stunning licensed themed sets,
such as LEGO® Star Wars®. Created in full collaboration with the
LEGO Group and with profiles and quotes from LEGO designers, this captivating
new book also comes with an exclusive retro-style LEGO set for readers
to build. Ages 8 up, $40.00.
Absolutely Everything You Need to Know is crammed with weird and
wonderful Star Wars trivia, strange-but-true facts and fascinating “Did
you know?” Q&A’s via a highly engaging infographic design. Find out
who cleans the floors of the Death Stars and what takes 1,000 years to digest
its victims! From movie-making trivia to quirky facts you never knew, this
guide will excite new and old fans alike of Star Wars Rebels™, Star Wars:
The Clone Wars and the Star Wars movies I-VI.
Ages 8 up, $19.99.
|Welcome to the virtual museum, open all hours! There
are more than 160 historical artifacts to be discovered in Historium:Welcome
to the Museum. Wander the galleries of this museum whenever you
wish—it’s open 365 days a year!—and discover a collection of curated objects
on every page, accompanied by informative text. Each chapter features a
different ancient civilization, from the Silla dynasty of Korea to ancient
Rome. Ages 8 up, $35.00.
|10,000 stunning photographs and illustrations
catalog the wonders of history, space, the natural world, and more in Picturepedia.
Bringing together an amazing array of images to explain every topic under
the sun — and beyond, Picturepedia is the ultimate resource
for kids YES! WE NOW HAVE A LARGE COLLECTION OF LEGO TO CHOOSE FROM! ages
9– 12. Chapters on science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports
and hobbies, and history cover insects, musical instruments, spacecraft,
world maps, famous discoveries, prehistoric life, and more. Every double-page
spread contains a wealth of information on a given topic, with galleries,
lists, sequences, facts, timelines, and much more; while every topic is illustrated
with up to 100 photos, graphics, and illustrations. Perfect for gift giving,
or adding to any home or school library, Picturepedia is a
stimulating quick-reference that kids will come back to time and time again.
Ages 8-12, $29.99.
|Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes is
a visual encyclopedia of every vehicle to zoom, sail, soar, float, or fly
across the land, sea, and sky. Displaying more than 1,000 vehicles including
classic cars, hybrids, race cars, sail boats, luxury cruise ships, BMX and
dirt bikes, military tanks, steam locomotives, mountain trains, hot air balloons,
fighter jets, International Space Station manned spacecraft and more, plus
a glossary and index, this visual catalog is perfect for young transportation
buffs. In addition to the eye-catching images for readers to spot and explore,
exciting text covers facts and figures on record breakers and news makers
and includes the story of the history of transportation — from the first
wheel to the latest hybrids — giving this book a special appeal to reluctant
readers. Ages 7-12, $24.99.
|Laura Ingalls Wilder is the original
pioneer girl, and her Little House books were inspired by the events of her
life. This keepsake volume written by Carolyn Strom Collins and Christina
Wyss Eriksson discusses how her real life was different from her stories,
and it also focuses on her adult life and how she came to write the Little
House series. In addition, it includes one chapter for each of Laura’s nine
Little House books, exploring in detail the stories, houses, landscapes, journeys,
foods, activities, and crafts. Maps, family trees, photographs, and a timeline
trace the history of Laura and her family. Meticulously researched, lovingly
written, and beautifully illustrated, The World of Little House
is for anyone who has ever read and loved the Little House books. Ages
|Celebrate the wisdom of the sandbox—the
witty, innocent, surprising, and yet completely sensible things that kids
say and do by Cynthia Copeland. A little book with a big heart, Really
Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me combines deceptively simple
life lessons with engaging images that together not only offer insight but
inspire joy. Kids see the world in a way that adults don’t, so glimpsing
life through a child’s eyes offers a fresh—and often funny— perspective. Kids
encourage us to be openminded: There are a lot of different ways to get to
the top of the jungle gym. To be fearless: Jump right in or you may change
your mind about swimming. To aim high: Even babies grab for things just beyond
their reach. To be kind to yourself: Sometimes you need a Saturday on a Wednesday.
To follow your own path: If the flowers you draw don’t look like anyone else’s,
that’s good. And to stay young: Go barefoot! $12.95.
those by independent booksellers from across the nation.