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Catalog:General Books for Kids

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Pick up Ruth Yaron's incredible book on infant and toddler nutrition for only $17.95 (regular price, $19.95). Add to Cart

Check out Frugal Baby by Michelle Hippler. Subtitled: How to prepare and care for baby the natural way, this well-researched book will help parents save money while promoting an attached style of parenting and environmental awareness.
$6.00 (regular price, $6.95)
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Celebrate and memorialize your experiences nursing your baby and toddler with this beautifully made Nursing Memories Journal by the Spoon Co.
$20.00 (regular price, $22.00)
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BIG BROTHER, LITTLE BROTHER
By Penny Dale, $15.99
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A beautiful tale of the special bond between siblings, this sweet story addresses both the insight these brothers have into each other's needs and the pain ofsibling rivalry. A great illustration of how the love between siblings can help themresolve their differences, even when they are very young.  [hardcover]

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AN MEI’S STRANGE AND WONDEROUS JOURNEY
By Stephen Molnar-Fenton, $15.95
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An Mei recounts her travel from her native country and all of her first impressions of her new family. A great book to help little ones understand the perspective of an adopted child. [hardcover]

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BEN’S TRUMPET
By Rachel Isadora, $5.95
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Caldicott Honor Book. The story of a young boy's love for jazz and the musicians who take him under their wing.  [paperback]

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ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY
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By Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz, Donald Cook, $4.99
Alexander is having a day in which everything seems to go wrong for him and right for his brothers. This funny book reassures children that everyone has bad days and comes through them. [paperback]

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ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN
By Debra Fraser, $16.00
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A sweet, well illustrated book that lets each child know she has a special place in the universe. [hardcover]

Paperback big book edition - $20.00
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THE STORY OF FERDINAND
By Munro Leaf, Robert Lawson, $5.99
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This wonderful bull refuses to fight in the ring for which he was bred but instead prefers to smell the flowers and sit under his favorite tree. [paperback]

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MY LIFE WITH THE WAVE
By Catherine Cowen, Mark Buehnersp, $16.00
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In a fascinating and well illustrated book based on a story by Octavio Paz, a young boy takes a wave home with him from a family beach vacation. [hardcover]

LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
By Kevin Henkes, $15.00
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Lilly adores her purse and the special things she carries in it almost as much as she loves school and her teacher until her teacher reprimands her for interfering with class by showing off. A great book about anger and reconciliation.[hardcover]

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THE LORAX
By Dr. Seuss, $14.00
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A classic Seuss tale about respecting the environment

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I LOVE YOU THE PURPLEST
By Barbara M. Joosse, Mary Whyte, $14.95
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A mother shows her two sons how great her love is for each of them. A comforting book for kids experiencing sibling rivalry. [hardcover]

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MAMA, DO YOU LOVE ME?
By Barbara M. Joosse, Barbara Lavelle, $14.95
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A young girl tries to imagine all the ways she can test the limits of her mother’s love but learns that, though she can elicit a wide range of emotions from her mother, her mother will always love her.   [hardcover]

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IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN
By Maurice Sendak, $5.95
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One of the earliest works of this great children’s book author and illustrator, it is a classic story of a young boy dreaming about a world in which he can fly a dough airplane to the milky way. [paperback]

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MYSTERIOUS THELONIOUS
By Chris Rashka, $14.99
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In this award winning book, Rashka weaves the text so when read aloud one is speaking in the cadence of a famous song of jazz artist Thelonious Monk. There is no book quite like it. [hardcover]

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CHARLIE PARKER PLAYED BE BOP
By Chris Rashka, $15.95
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The story of jazz legend Charlie "Bird" Parker told for young picture book readers. [hardcover]

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A SOUTH AFRICAN NIGHT
By Rachel Isadora, $15.00
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A little girl safe in her bed listens to the night sounds of her South African township community. [hardcover]

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WILFRED GORDON McDONALD PARTRIDGE
By Mem Fox, $7.95
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Wilfred spends a great deal of time with his friends at the home for the aged next door to his house. He learns that his most special friend there has "lost her memory." In his search to discover what "memory" means, Wilfred gathers together objects meant to bring his friend her memory back - and it works. This is a great look at a tender relationship across generations and an understanding portrayal of the elderly. [paperback]


THE CINDER-EYED CATS
By Eric Rohmann, $17.00
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Caldicott Honor Winner. [hardcover]


THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF MYTHS
Dorling Kindersley, $19.95
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Ages 6 - teenager. [hardcover]


CHILDREN JUST LIKE ME
By Barnabas and Annabel Kindersley, $18.96
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The son and daughter-in-law of the founder of Dorling Kindersley Publishing took their then eight year old son for three years of travel around the world to explore the lifestyles of eight year olds. In this book, they present thirty children who, through photographs and text, share the everyday of their cultures. Fascinating for kids and adults. The publisher shares the royalties on this book with UNICEF. (Age 6 -adult) [hardcover]

OUR FAVORITE STORIES
By Barnabas and Annabel Kindersley, $14.95
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The sequel to Children Just Like Me, in this book some of the same children tell their favorite folk stories from their respective cultures. Non-fiction narrative and photos in the sidebars supplement the beautiful illustrated tales. The publisher shares the royalties on this book with UNICEF.  (Age 6 - adult)[hardcover]


CELEBRATIONS!
By Barnabas and Annabel Kindersley, $17.95
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The third in the Children Just Like Me series, in this book each child describes a cultural event, some religious, others tied to the rhythms of the communities, that are important to them. Arranged by time of year and world region, this is another well photographed first person documentation of the lives of children in other countries. The publisher shares the royalties on this book with UNICEF. (ages 6 -adult) [hardcover]


THE ILLUSTRATION BOOK OF FAIRY TALES
Dorling Kindersley, $19.95
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(ages 8 - teenager) [hardcover]

 
WILD ANIMAL-GO-ROUND
By Mary Ling, $12.95
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Eight different animals are described in simple but informative language. Each page also contains a wheel that turns, allowing animal to "talk"to the child about the animal's life cycle. [hardcover]


CHRYSANTHEMUM
By Kevin Henkes, $4.95
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Chrysanthemum learns to love her unusual name and appreciate how much she is loved for herself. [paperback]


MARKET!
By Ted Lewin, $16.00
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This book shows market day in many different cultures. In addition to being a great book to help young children understand what life is like in other countries, the paintings which illustrate it are done in a unique style making them seem almost photographic. [hardcover]


EVERYBODY POOPS
By Taro Gomi, (trans.) Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, $11.95
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A straightforward and humorous look at pooping. Perfect for the questioning child and the shy parent. Lots of giggles but few nervous ones. [hardcover]

THE GAS WE PASS: THE STORY OF FARTS
By Shinta Cho, (trans.) Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, $11.95
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In the same series as Everybody Poops, and just as useful.[hardcover]


THE HOLES IN YOUR NOSE
By Genichiro Yagyu, (trans.) Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, $11.95
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You guessed it - the whys, wheres and hows of snot. Truthfully, I learned a few things I didn’t know and could answer questions I would never have wanted to before. [hardcover]


ALL ABOUT SCABS
By Genichiro Yagyu, (trans.) Amanda Mayer Stinchecum, $11.95
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What scabs are and why you shouldn’t pick at them. Probably more than you wanted to know, but just enough information for your child.

 

 

 

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