Picture Books

Benjamin  Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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Stated first edition; dust jacket protected; edges lightly worn; original price $2.50 on flap; pictorial boards; binding tight; text clean. VG/G+

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-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.

Big

Big

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal! A Coretta Scott King Award Author and Illustrator Honor book, a National Book Award finalist, and a New York Times bestseller! This deeply moving story shares valuable lessons about fitting in, standing out, and the beauty of joyful acceptance, from an award-winning creator.

The first picture book written and illustrated by award-winning creator Vashti Harrison traces a child's journey to self-love and shows the power of words to both hurt and heal. With spare text and exquisite illustrations, this emotional exploration of being big in a world that prizes small is a tender portrayal of how you can stand out and feel invisible at the same time.

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.
Bird  Children:  The  Little  Playmates  of  the  Flower  Children

Bird Children: The Little Playmates of the Flower Children

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Volland & Company, 1912; 26th printing. Pictorial covers; spine repaired with glue; covers lightly soiled, edges worn; illustrated endpapers; binding good; text clean. G

Black  and  White

Black and White

$85.00
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1st edition; Caldecott winner, no sticker; dust jacket protected; binding tight; text clean. VG/VG

Black is Beautiful (Used)

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Blake's Big Day

Blake's Big Day

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Blake counts himself a very lucky cat when a man named Glen decides to adopt him. Little did they both know, Glen is lucky as well. Blake interrupts Glen's seizure, which strengthens their bond and gains Blake national recognition.Follow Blake's true story journey from rescue cat to hero cat, taking him and his friend Glen all the way to New York City.
Blue

Blue

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Discover a world of creativity and tradition in this fascinating picture book that explores the history and cultural significance of the color blue. From a critically acclaimed author and an award-winning illustrator comes a vivid, gorgeous book for readers of all ages.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - New York Public Library - Chicago Public Library - Kirkus Reviews

For centuries, blue powders and dyes were some of the most sought-after materials in the world. Ancient Afghan painters ground mass quantities of sapphire rocks to use for their paints, while snails were harvested in Eurasia for the tiny amounts of blue that their bodies would release.

And then there was indigo, which was so valuable that American plantations grew it as a cash crop on the backs of African slaves. It wasn't until 1905, when Adolf von Baeyer created a chemical blue dye, that blue could be used for anything and everything--most notably that uniform of workers everywhere, blue jeans.

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond's riveting text combined with stunning illustrations from Caldecott Honor Artist Daniel Minter, this vibrant and fascinating picture book follows one color's journey through time and across the world, as it becomes the blue we know today.