Picture Books

A  Year  Is  Round

A Year Is Round

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1st edition, small (5.5 x 4 inches), dust jacket in protective cover. VG/VG
A is for Africa by Gabrielle Vaughn and Chelbi Graham

A is for Africa by Gabrielle Vaughn and Chelbi Graham

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This book is 8.5"x8.5"

A Library

A Library

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In this lyrical picture book, world-renowned poet, New York Times bestselling author, and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Nikki Giovanni and fine artist Erin Robinson craft an ode to the magic of a library as a place not only for knowledge but also for imagination, exploration, and escape.

In what other place can a child sail their dreams and surf the rainbow without ever leaving the room? This ode to libraries is a celebration for everyone who loves stories, from seasoned readers to those just learning to love words, and it will have kids and parents alike imagining where their library can take them.

This inspiring read-aloud includes stunning illustrations and a note from Nikki Giovanni about the importance of libraries in her own childhood.

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son

A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son

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Foreword Review INDIES Multicultural Award, Silver
Texas Institute of Letters, Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story
Best of Texas 2019, Lone Star Literary Life
Reading the West Award Nominee

How does a Mexican-American, the son of immigrants, a child of the border, la frontera, leave home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

Sergio Troncoso is the author of the collections A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son, The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. He's taught at the Yale Writers' Workshop for many years. Troncoso is President of the Texas Institute of Letters and a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund's Alumni Hall of Fame. A Fulbright scholar, he has won numerous awards, including the Kay Cattarulla Award for Best Short Story, International Latino Book Award, the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, and the Southwest Book Award. He was born in El Paso, Texas, and attended Harvard College and Yale University, where he earned graduate degrees in international relations and philosophy.

Arrival

Arrival

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A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about books of the season.

Tan's lovingly laid out and masterfully rendered tale about the immigrant experience is a documentary magically told. -- Art Spiegelman, author of MausAn absolute wonder. -- Marjane Satrapi, author of PersepolisA magical river of strangers and their stories! -- Craig Thompson, author of BlanketsA shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay. -- Jeff Smith, author of BoneShaun Tan's artwork creates a fantastical, hauntingly familiar atmosphere... Strange, moving, and beautiful. -- Jon J. Muth, Caldecott Medal-winning author of Zen ShortsBravo. -- Brian Selznick, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Invention of Hugo CabretMagnificent. -- David Small, Caldecott Medalist
Becoming a Good Creature

Becoming a Good Creature

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A New York Times Bestseller

School is not the only place to find a teacher. In this beautiful picture book, learn the many surprising lessons animals have to teach us about friendship, compassion, and how to be a better creature in the world.

Sy Montgomery has had many teachers in her life: some with two legs, others with four, or even eight! Some have had fur, feathers, or hooves. But they've all had one thing in common: a lesson to share.

The animals Sy has met on her many world travels have taught her how to seek understanding in the most surprising ways, from being patient to finding forgiveness and respecting others. Gorillas, dogs, octopuses, tigers, and more all have shown Sy that there are no limits to the empathy and joy we can find in each other if only we take the time to connect.

Based on the New York Times best-selling adult memoir, Sy Montgomery and Rebecca Green's beautiful, friendly guide is for readers young and old who wish to be better creatures in the world. Go ahead, pass it on.

Benjamin Dilley's Thirsty Camel

Benjamin Dilley's Thirsty Camel

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45th Anniversary Edition.

When it came to imagination, Benjamin Dilley was right up there with Einstein, Steve Jobs, and whoever came up with the idea for Disneyland. There wasn't anything Benjamin couldn't imagine, except maybe an honest politician or the idea of kissing a (ugh!) girl. Well, he could have if he'd wanted to I suppose but, gee, a guy has to draw the line somewhere!

Just about anything else was subject to his delightfully developed imagination, either in full color, black and white, 3D, with sound or without. As you will learn upon reading the story, this included a hippo dressed as an army general, a goat driving a sports car and a genie in (and out of) a bottle just to name a few.

Remember the days when you could do that? I still do it all the time, but folks seem to look at me a little strangely. They tend to say things like, "A little old for that kinda stuff, aren't you, pops?"

Best Friends (Peppa Pig)

Best Friends (Peppa Pig)

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Peppa Pig loves her best friend, Suzy Sheep. One day, Mummy Pig says that Peppa and Suzy were best friends even when they were babies! What were little Peppa and Suzy like in the olden days?

Join Peppa on an adorable friendship-themed tale in this special hardcover storybook based on the hit Nick Jr. show!
Best-Loved Doll

Best-Loved Doll

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Newbery and Caldecott Honor-winning children's author Rebecca Caudill tells the timeless and charming story of the special relationship between a girl and her doll in The Best-Loved Doll, featuring illustrations by Elliott Gilbert.

Betsy receives an invitation to a party requiring her to bring a guest--one of her dolls--for a chance to win a prize or two in several "best of" categories.

But while many of her dolls are prettier to look at, wear fancier clothes, and are capable of doing things, Betsy cherishes Jennifer most of all. Her hair may be a bird's nest, she may wear drab, plain clothes, and her face may not have the most beautiful complexion, but Jennifer is Betsy's very best friend--the doll she loves the most.

BINNY'S DIWALI

BINNY'S DIWALI

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Binny woke up happy but nervous. It was her day to share about Diwali, the Festival of Lights!

Binny is excited to talk to her class about her favorite holiday. But she struggles to find the words.Taking a deep breath, she tells her classmates about the fireworks that burst like stars in the night sky, leaving streaks of gold and red and green. She shares with them delicious pedas and jalebis. And she shows them clay lamps, called diyas, which look so pretty all the children ooh and aah.Featuring a heartwarming story by Thrity Umrigar, enchanting illustrations by Nidhi Chanani, and detailed information about the Hindu festival of lights, Binny's Diwali is a holiday treat.