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The Giving Tree

Age: 3-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins Shel Silverstein's beloved story about a tree that literally gives her entire self to the person she loves. Silverstein's story, with its simple and beautiful illustrations, has been a gift to generations of readers. This 35th anniversary hardcover edition will be treasured for years to come.

Page Turners
Silverstein's inspirational parable introduces your child to the beauty of self-sacrifice and generosity.

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Hardcover: $12.79

The Dreamer

Age: 9-14 | Grade: Grades 4-9
Summary: Winner of the 2011 Pura Belpré Award for fiction now in an elegant paperback edition!

From the time he is a young boy, Neftali hears the call of a mysterious voice. He knows he must follow it - even when the neighborhood children taunt him, and when his harsh, authoritarian father ridicules him, and when he doubts himself. It leads him under the canopy of the lush rain forest, into the fearsome sea, and through the persistent Chilean rain, until finally, he discovers its source.

Combining elements of magical realism with biography, poetry, literary fiction, and sensorial, transporting illustrations, Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sis take readers on a rare journey of the heart and imagination.


Contributors:

Pam Muñoz Ryan is the recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award and the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for multicultural literature. She has written more than thirty books which have garnered, among countless accolades, the Pura BelprT Medal, the Jane Addams Award, and the Schneider Family Award. She lives near San Diego. You can visit her at www.pammunozryan.com.

Peter Sis is an internationally acclaimed illustrator, author, and filmmaker with more than twenty books to his credit. His picture book THE WALL: GROWING UP BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN was a 2007 Caldecott Honor Book, and STARRY MESSENGER: GALILEO GALILEI and TIBET THROUGH THE RED BOX were Caldecott Honor Books. Peter Sis lives in the New York City area. You can visit him at www.petersis.com.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $7.19

Hardcover: $12.59

Paperback - Spanish: $7.19

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Summary: Caroline Jayne Church makes a splash with this popular preschool song!

Rain, rain, go away

Come again another day!

The third title in Caroline Jayne Church's three-book song series, RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY is already a well-loved preschool favorite. Now this board book with a full-foil cover will catch everyone's eye (rain or shine!) as Church's toddlers and stuffed animals are as adorable as ever in colorful rain gear.

A pitch-perfect song for rainy days, sunny days, or any day!

Contributors:

Caroline Jayne Church is a bestselling author and illustrator. Some of her bestselling titles include I LOVE YOU THROUGH AND THROUGH by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak, HOW DO I LOVE YOU? by Marion Dane Bauer, YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE by Jimmie Davis, and A KISS FOR YOU! by Joan Holub. She lives in Surrey, England, but you can visit her at www.carolinejaynechurch.com.

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Board Book: $5.59

Off to Kindergarten

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: Featured in Scholastic Book Clubs!

Award-winning author Tony Johnston and illustrator Melissa Sweet create a joyful story about the first day of kindergarten!

"I'm off to kindergarten now.
I'd better take my bear.
He likes to sit beside me, so
I'll take a little chair. . . ."


So begins the long list of things Bill absolutely needs for his first day of school. Along with his pillow and some cookies, he also plans on bringing his sandbox, some digging moles, and a moving truck!

A touching story of first-day jitters and hopes, Tony Johnston's rhyming text is paired with Melissa Sweet's delightful illustrations.

Contributors:

Tony Johnston is the author of nearly 100 picture books and early readers, including The Iguana Brothers, illustrated by Mark Teague. Her first novel, Any Small Goodness: A Novel of the Barrio, was named an NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Security, and a Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book. It was also awarded the first annual Southern California Booksellers' Association Children's Book Award. Ms. Johnston lives in California with her husband.

Born and raised in suburban Wyckoff, New Jersey, Melissa Sweet studied art at the Kansas City Art Institute. She has worked at various types of commercial art, and has created posters, greeting cards, and one-of-a-kind handmade books. Since entering the world of children's books, she has published over 60 titles. Her lighthearted, gentle cartoon illustrations have graced a wide range of children's books from board books to series fiction to more serious Nonfiction subjects, all very successfully. She received a Caldecott Honor for her work in A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $6.39

Sight Word Poetry Pages

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: Practice makes perfect in these fill-in-the-blank poems, geared to help your child develop word recognition and fluency. Each of the 100 fun-packed practice pages offers your young reader repeated opportunities to spell, read, and write a given sight word while completing a whimsical poem.

Learning Highlights
Engaging illustrations and simple text will help your child to develop reading and writing fluency.

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Paperback: $12.79

Frosty the Snowman

Age: 3-5 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: This holiday classic is brought to life by bestselling illustrator Sam Williams, with a glitter-filled, sparkling cover that shines with wintertime magic.

Written by Steve Nelson and Walter "Jack" Rollins, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN is a seasonally joyful story that continues to warm our hearts year after year. Famous for his cheerful character, whimsical appeal, and, of course, his button nose and two eyes made out of coal, Frosty is the most magical snowman in town.

Join him as he runs here and there, all around the square, saying "catch me if you can." Thumpity, thump, thump, thumpity, thump, thump, look at Frosty go!

Contributors:

Walter "Jack" Rollins was a musician and songwriter. He cowrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Steve Nelson in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.

Steve Nelson was a radio producer and singer. He cowrote FROSTY THE SNOWMAN with Walter "Jack" Rollins in 1950. It has been a holiday favorite ever since.

Sam Williams is the author, illustrator, and designer of numerous picture books for young children. Sam lives with his wife in Hertfordshire, England.

Available Formats:

Hardcover: $6.99

The Real Mother Goose

Age: Birth-5 | Grade: Grades -2-Grades Babies & Toddlers-K
Summary: Enjoy the traditional rhymes, riddles, songs, and stories of The Real Mother Goose in the original edition. For more than 80 years, young children have been delighted by this delightful, imaginative collection. Share the rhymes you enjoyed with your own child. Illustrations bring each rhyme to life.

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Hardcover: $6.96

You Mean the World to Me

Age: 2-5 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-K
Summary: A sweet poem about a mother's love for her child.

I'm so lucky to be your mother.

We will always be with each other.

Because you mean the world to me.

Written by actor and comedian Bayne Gibby and illustrated by picture book artist David Walker, YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME is a reassuring story about a mother's love for her little one.

Filled with tender, uplifting, and precious moments, this padded board book is the perfect story to share with the center of your universe again and again.

Contributors:

Bayne Gibby is an actor, singer, writer, and comedian. She has recorded two live comedy CDs and appeared on MAD MEN and PARKS and RECREATION. This is her first book for children. Visit her online at www.baynegibby.com

David Walker is an artist and illustrator of many books for children. He can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. You can visit his website at www.davidwalkerstudios.com.

Available Formats:

Board Book: $7.19

Kiss, Kiss Good Night

Summary: Snuggle up with this bedtime poem by award-winning poet Kenn Nesbitt, all about how mommy animals say good night to their little ones.

What happens when baby animals need to rest their little heads? Their mothers tuck them into bed, of course! Read along as baby bunnies, lambs, chicks, kittens, and cubs settle down for a good night's sleep while their mommies give them nuzzles, cuddles, and good-night kisses! A lulling, soothing bedtime poem perfect for getting little ones to settle down.

Contributors:

Kenn Nesbitt is an award-winning author of poetry for children, whose works have appeared in numerous poetry collections and school textbooks around the country. Kenn lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife and two children. You can visit him at www.poetry4kids.com.

Rebecca Elliott has illustrated many books for children. She lives with her husband, daughter, son, and cat in the countryside of Suffolk, England. Visit her at www.rebeccaelliott.com.

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Board Book: $7.19

Phonics Poetry Pages

Age: 5-8 | Grade: Grades K-2
Summary: 50 Fill-in-the-Blank Practice Pages That Help Kids Master Essential Phonics Skills for Reading SuccessKids will clamor to complete the charming poems on these ready-to-go pages. As they fill in missing letter or letter combinations to complete each poem, children have repeated opportunities to spell, write, and read words containing the targeted sound-spelling pattern. Poems feature predictable, rhyming text and tie in with popular themes such as seasons, animals, all about me, following directions, and numbers. Skills include short and long vowels, vowel combinations, blends, digraphs, and more. Also perfect for independent reading or read-aloud practice! For use with Grades K-2.

Biography:

Kama Einhorn writes and edits books for children and teachers. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from the University of California at Berkeley and is the author of the best-selling Cursive Writing Made Easy andamp; Fun and the I Can Write My ABC's series.

Available Formats:

Paperback: $9.59

Fast Start for Early Readers

Age: 4-8 | Grade: Grades Pre-K-2
Summary: In only ten minutes a night, you can enjoy the shared ritual of reading fun, age-appropriate poems with your child, followed by a brief skill-building activity. This simple, research-proven early intervention program builds reading proficiency, word recognition, and overall comprehension. The guide includes tips for parental involvement, reading logs, 30 Fast Start stickers, and more.

Learning Highlights
Boost your child?s reading skills with this research-tested, early intervention program that meets No Child Left Behind criteria.

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Paperback: $17.24

The Best Poems Ever

Age: 11 and Up | Grade: Grades 6-12
Summary: Included in this collection of classics are some of the most amazing poems ever written, touching the heart, challenging the mind, and conjuring worlds of experience and imagination. Among the poets represented are Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Pablo Neruda, and Gwendolyn Brooks. These are some of the most amazing poems ever written, touching the heart, challenging the mind, and conjuring worlds of experience and imagination.

Included are poems by:

  • Emily Dickinson
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • William Shakespeare
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Walt Whitman
  • Pablo Neruda
  • Lucille Clifton
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Wallace Stevens
  • Marianne Moore
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
. . . and many more!

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Paperback: $3.99

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