The Little Prince book
#1
The Little Prince
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-12

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. This deluxe seventieth anniversary gift set includes a hardcover book with the original full-color illustrations, along with two audio CDs (and exclusive download) of the unabridged text, narrated by Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen, beloved for his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Rediscover the beloved story that begins with a simple picture and blossoms into a spellbinding adventure. This title has been selected as a Common Core Text Exemplar (Grades 4-5, Stories).

Indestructibles: Hanukkah Baby book
#2
Indestructibles: Hanukkah Baby
Written by Ekaterina Trukhan and illustrated by Amy Pixton, Ekaterina Trukhan
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

It’s the little series that goes—and goes and goes and goes, now selling over 900,000 copies a year. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles engage all their senses during storytime—even their desire to munch! Now from Ekaterina Trukhan, a Russian artist who is new to the series and brings the gift of instantly appealing color and brightness, comes a special title just for Hanukkah. Hanukkah Baby introduces cherished traditions—like spinning the dreidel and eating latkes—to the youngest readers, and reinforces the pleasure of celebrating with family. Printed on lightweight, non-toxic paperlike material, Indestructibles are rip-proof, chew-proof, gum-proof, and drool-proof, 100% nontoxic and easy to clean—or throw in the dishwasher.

Indestructibles: Baby, Find the Shapes! book
#3
Indestructibles: Baby, Find the Shapes!
Written by Ekaterina Trukhan and illustrated by Amy Pixton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

It’s the little series that goes—and goes and goes and goes, now selling over 900,000 copies a year. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles engage all their senses during storytime—even their desire to munch! Now from Ekaterina Trukhan, a Russian artist who is new to the series and brings the gift of instantly appealing color and brightness, comes a new basic concept book just right for babies. In Baby, Find the Shapes! readers can recognize the circles, squares, and triangles they find at home. See the rectangular window! Clocks are circular! Printed on lightweight, non-toxic paperlike material, Indestructibles are rip-proof, chew-proof, gum-proof, and drool-proof, 100% nontoxic and easy to clean—or throw in the dishwasher.

Indestructibles: Baby, Let's Count! book
#4
Indestructibles: Baby, Let's Count!
Written by Ekaterina Trukhan and illustrated by Amy Pixton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

It’s the little series that goes—and goes and goes and goes, now selling over 900,000 copies a year. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles engage all their senses during storytime—even their desire to munch! Now from Ekaterina Trukhan, a Russian artist who is new to the series and brings the gift of instantly appealing color and brightness, comes a new basic concept book just right for babies: Baby, Let's Count! presents number basics with the help of friendly animals: Count seven little birdies singing in a tree, eight little piggies snacking, and more. Printed on lightweight, non-toxic paperlike material, Indestructibles are rip-proof, chew-proof, gum-proof, and drool-proof, 100% nontoxic and easy to clean—or throw in the dishwasher.

Indestructibles: Baby, See the Colors! book
#5
Indestructibles: Baby, See the Colors!
Written by Ekaterina Trukhan and illustrated by Amy Pixton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

It’s the little series that goes—and goes and goes and goes, now selling over 900,000 copies a year. Built for the way babies read, Indestructibles engage all their senses during storytime—even their desire to munch! Now from Ekaterina Trukhan, a Russian artist who is new to the series and brings the gift of instantly appealing color and brightness, comes a new basic concept book just right for babies: Baby, See the Colors! will make little ones’ eyes light up, with illustrations of objects from everyday life grouped by the colors of the rainbow—strawberries and ladybugs are red; school buses and bananas are yellow! Printed on lightweight, non-toxic paperlike material, Indestructibles are rip-proof, chew-proof, gum-proof, and drool-proof, 100% nontoxic and easy to clean—or throw in the dishwasher.

Dinosnores book
#6
Dinosnores
Written and illustrated by Sandra Boynton
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Ah, all those dinosaurs look so cute in their pajamas. See them yawn and stretch and brush their teeth. Soon they’ll be sound asleep, and . . . OH NO! SNORING!!! (“Honk-SHOOOOOO! Honk-SHOOOOOO! . . .”) Little kids love big dinosaurs. They also love the sublime silliness of Sandra Boynton books. So what better way to wind down at the end of the day than with DINOSNORES, a rhyming and rhythmic ritual of getting ready for bed—ruined by a pile of loudly snoozing dinos. Happily, the book concludes: “Thank goodness those dinosnores live far, far away.”

The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold, and Beautiful book
#7
The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold, and Beautiful
Written by Michelle Millar Fisher and illustrated by Kat Kuang
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Flags are brilliant and clever works of art and design, and they bring people together under a common banner. This colorful story follows a group of friends who helped dye and sew strips of cloth to create the first Rainbow Flags for the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade in 1978. Led by a young artist named Gilbert Baker, the friends set out to create a flag that people could march behind during the Pride Parade. They knew the flag needed to be bright, in order to be seen by everyone as they marched. It needed to be bold, to lead the crowd. And it needed to be beautiful, like the love celebrated by the parade! The result is an iconic flag that has become an international symbol of the gay pride movement.

Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book! book
#8
Don't Let the Beasties Escape This Book!
Written by Julie Berry and illustrated by April Lee
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Godfrey, a peasant boy who works for the lord and lady of the castle, finds a bestiary, or illustrated book of beasts, on the way to do his chores one morning. He begins inventing his own story, placing “Sir Godfrey” at the center of numerous heroic deeds. Sir Godfrey battles a lion, tames a unicorn, defeats a griffin, conquers a bonnacon, and triumphs over a dragon. Godfrey does not realize that each time he says the name of an animal, it magically emerges from the book, causing mayhem and inadvertently accomplishing his chores. The laughs pile up and the tension mounts: When will Godfrey realize that all this outrageous stuff is going on? This book also contains engaging backmatter with information on life in the Middle Ages and a mini-bestiary drawn from original 13th-century manuscripts. Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book! is a humorous introduction to the medieval world.

The Magic Hour book
#9
The Magic Hour
Written and illustrated by Ian Beck
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Inspired by the world-famous John Singer Sargent painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, this charming book brings the Victorian subjects to life One long, hot summer, Lily and Rose are playing in the garden of a large country house when they spot a strange light. It must be fairies! Determined to catch them, they sneak out at sunset to find the fairies. However, things aren't always what they seem. Will Lily and Rose be disappointed or will they find something that's magic in its own way? Based on the world-famous John Singer Sargent painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, Ian Beck brings the subjects to life and reveals an inspirational world behind the painting.

Incredible You book
#10
Incredible You
Written by Rhys Brisenden and illustrated by Nathan Reed
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ever had a bad day and wished that you were someone else? Perhaps a mountain gorilla? Or a fierce tiger? But wait . . . just think of all the amazing things that you can do! You can sing, you can write, and you can dream. And never stop being incredible you! This picture book brings a breath of fresh air for young children, filled with positivity, zest, and energy.

How to Put a Whale in a Suitcase book
#11
How to Put a Whale in a Suitcase
Written and illustrated by Raul Nieto Guridi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A thought-provoking and striking new title from Raul Guridi that explores the theme of migration What happens if you suddenly have to leave your home and put everything you love into one suitcase? How do you begin to fit everything in? As the boy in the book tries to squeeze his whale into a suitcase, it becomes clear that the whale symbolizes something much larger.

Stars and Poppy Seeds book
#12
Stars and Poppy Seeds
Written and illustrated by Romana Romanyshyn, Andriy Lesiv
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The charming story of a girl's greatest ambition--to count all the stars in the sky As the daughter of well-known mathematicians, Flora loves to count more than anything in the world. She counts all the things around her--the animals, grains of sand on the beach, and letters in her dad's newspaper. When Dora looks at the Milky Way, she begins to wonder how to count the mesmerizing number of stars. Is it even possible? Is the night sky so full of stars that even all the numbers she knows would not be enough to count them? Dora soon learns that she needs to deal with such a complicated task by starting with the simplest of steps, and who knows, maybe one day she will achieve her dream.

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