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The Alphabet Thief

- Children's hardcover

by Bill Richardson - $17.95 - Add to Cart

The alphabet thief stole all of the B's, and all of the bowls became owls...When night falls, along comes a peculiar thief who steals each letter of the alphabet, creating a topsy-turvy world as she goes. It seems that no one can stop her, until the Z's finally send her to sleep so that all the other letters can scamper back to where they belong.Bill Richardson's zany rhymes and Roxanna Bikadoroff's hilarious illustrations will delight young readers with the silly fun they can have with language -- and may even inspire budding young writers and artists to create their own word games.

The Death of the Hat

- Children's hardcover

by Paul B. Janeczko - $24.00 - Add to Cart

A celebrated duo reunites for a look at poems through history inspired by objects--earthly and celestial--reflecting the time in which each poet lived.A book-eating moth in the early Middle Ages. A peach blossom during the Renaissance. A haunted palace in the Victorian era. A lament for the hat in contemporary times. Poetry has been a living form of artistic expression for thousands of years, and throughout that time poets have found inspiration in everything from swords to stamp albums, candles to cobwebs, manhole covers to the moon. In The Death of the Hat: A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents his fiftieth book, offering young readers a quick tour of poets through the ages. Breathing bright life into each selection is Chris Raschka's witty, imaginative art.

If You Find a Rock

- Children's paperback

by Peggy Christian - $10.99 - Add to Cart

Think of all the rocks there are: skipping rocks, splashing rocks, climbing rocks, and wishing rocks. Children can’t help collecting them. With joyful, poetic text and luminous photographs, If You Find a Rock celebrates rocks everywhere—as well as the mysterious and wonderful places they are found.

Out and About

- Children's hardcover

by Shirley Hughes - $19.00 - Add to Cart

The internationally acclaimed Shirley Hughes offers a treasury of seasonal poems that evoke the day-to-day experiences of the very young.In this joyous collection of poems, Katie and her little brother, Olly, are ready for whatever each day offers--sunshine, wind, rain, mist, or snow. From the happy sights and sounds of the beach to the quiet beauty of leaves in a rain puddle, this exuberant volume captures to perfection the everyday wonder of being out and about.

Out of Wonder

- Children's hardcover

by Kwame Alexander - $23.00 - Add to Cart

The 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Winner A Newbery Medalist and a Caldecott Honoree's New York Times best-selling ode to poets who have sparked a sense of wonder. Out of gratitude for the poet's art form, Newbery Award-winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors' hearts sing and their minds wonder. Stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.

Should You Be a River

- Children's hardcover

by Ed Young - $20.00 - Add to Cart

Should you be a river, I'll race your rapids downstream. Should you be a seed, I'll dream you a vision of towering trees.This personally inspired poem by an award-winning author and artist celebrates the trials and triumphs of unconditional love. Using an innovative mix of cut paper, photographs, and calligraphy, Should You Be a River takes the reader on a breathtaking visual journey.This book is a gift to treasure and share with loved ones of every age.How many ways can you say "I love you"?