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A Polar Affair: Antarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
$29.95
Description

George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott's tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.

A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his own scientific adventures in Antarctica. Levick's long-suppressed manuscript reveals not only an incredible survival story, but one that will change our understanding of an entire species.

A Polar Affair reveals the last untold tale from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. It is perhaps the greatest of all of those stories--but why was it hidden to begin with? The ever-fascinating and charming penguin holds the key. Moving deftly between both Levick's and Davis's explorations, observations, and comparisons in biology over the course of a century, A Polar Affair reveals cutting-edge findings about ornithology, in which the sex lives of penguins are the jumping-off point for major new insights into the underpinnings of evolutionary biology itself.

ISBN
9781643131252
By
Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Publisher
Pegasus Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781643131252
Location
Nature
Pokko and the Drum
$17.99
Description
A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Book for Fall 2019

"In embracing one's own beat, Pokko discovers, extraordinary things can happen." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Forsythe's coy, playful writing is a wonder on its own, but the lush...illustrations beautifully elevate the tale...Inspirational." --Booklist (starred review)

"Celebrating both community and individuality, this droll, funny offering will tickle kids and adults alike." --Kirkus Reviews

"Has the feel of an instant classic, the kind of book you can easily convince yourself has been around forever, spreading joy." --Quill & Quire (starred review)

From E.B. White Read Aloud honor artist Matthew Forsythe comes a picture book about a magical drum, an emerald forest, and the little frog who dares to make her own music.

The biggest mistake Pokko's parents ever made was giving her the drum. When Pokko takes the drum deep into the forest it is so quiet, so very quiet that Pokko decides to play. And before she knows it she is joined by a band of animals --first the raccoon, then the rabbit, then the wolf--and soon the entire forest is following her. Will Pokko hear her father's voice when he calls her home?

Pokko and the Drum is a story about art, persistence, and a family of frogs living in a mushroom.

ISBN
9781481480390
By
Forsythe, Matthew
Publisher
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781481480390
Location
Children's
The Cool Crazy Crickets to the Rescue
$4.99
Description
The Crickets are back and they will have beginning readers jumping to join this cool crazy club!

Leo, Phoebe, Miranda, and Marcus, the friendly neighborhood kids (and Noodles the dog, their mascot) who started the club featured in THE COOL CRAZY CRICKETS, are back for a second book of easy-to-read adventures. On a quest for summer pocket money, they're busy little-brother-sitting, pet-sitting, and running a lemonade stand. But when a one-eyed stray cat needs their help, will all their hard work be for nothing? The Crickets and their exploits -- humorously illustrated by Paul Meisel -- will have beginning readers jumping to join this cool crazy club!

ISBN
9780763611163
By
Elliott, David
Publisher
Candlewick
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
705004
Location
B
Lara at Athenry Castle (Hoofbeats, Book 3)
$4.99
Description
The spirit of Connemara shines in four exciting novels about a girl and a foal during the time of the Norman invasion. In Book One, Lara, the kind-hearted daughter of a cattle baron, tends to her family's herd in the Irish highlands, where she rescues an orphaned foal. In a heated battle, both are kidnapped by a warring clan. In Book Two, as the foal matures, Lara becomes a competent horsewoman and decides to search for her family, only to find that her homeland has been destroyed. Book Three finds Lara back with the clan. Recognized for her great skills, she is traded, along with the horse, to Norman invaders. In Book Four, the series concludes as Lara finds purpose in training nuns to breed horses.
ISBN
9780525473404
By
Duey, Kathleen
Publisher
Dutton Juvenile
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704945
Location
A
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$16.99
Description

Fans of Pax and A Dog's Way Home will love this heartwarming story of a girl living in a shelter and the homeless dog she's determined to reunite with his family.

Piper's life is turned upside down when her family moves into a shelter in a whole new city. She misses her house, her friends, and her privacy--and she hates being labeled the homeless girl at her new school.

But while Hope House offers her new challenges, it also brings new friendships, like the girls in Firefly Girls Troop 423 and a sweet street dog named Baby. So when Baby's person goes missing, Piper knows she has to help. But helping means finding the courage to trust herself and her new friends, no matter what anyone says about them--before Baby gets taken away for good.

Told in alternating perspectives, this classic and heartfelt animal tale proclaims the importance of hope, the power of story, and the true meaning of home.

ISBN
9780062839220
By
Pyron, Bobbie
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780062839220
Location
Children's
Running with Wolves: Our Story of Life with the Sawtooth Pack
$16.99
Description
Discover the wonder of wolves from Emmy-award winning filmmakers Jim and Jamie Dutcher as they tell their story of the six years they watched, learned about, and lived with the Sawtooth wolf pack.

Adventure, friendship, and family come together in this riveting memoir as two award-winning filmmakers take you through the experience of the years they spent living in the wild with a real-life wolf pack. Jim and Jamie set out to show the world that instead of fearsome beasts, wolves are social, complex, and incredible creatures that deserve our protection. Deep in the mountain wilderness of Idaho, they set up Wolf Camp, where they spent years capturing the emotional, exciting, and sometimes heartbreaking story of their pack.

Meet Kamots, the fearless leader. Learn from wise Matsi. Explore the forest with shy Lakota. And watch as adorable pups grow from silly siblings to a devoted pack. See how these brave wolves overcome all odds, battling mountain lions and frigid temperatures. Most of all, discover the surprising kindness, compassion, and devotion that Jim and Jamie discovered by living with wolves.

ISBN
9781426333583
By
Dutcher, Jamie
Publisher
National Geographic Children's Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781426333583
Location
Children's
Little Red Rhyming Hood
$16.99
Description
Because Little Red only speaks in verse, it's tough for her to make friends. The schoolyard bully, Big Brad Wolf, is always picking on her. One day, her grandma shows her a flyer for a poetry contest, and Little Red thinks it could be her big chance to make a friend. But on the day of the contest, Big Brad Wolf sneaks up on Little Red and scares the rhyme right out of her--and into him! How will they rhyme their way out of this dilemma?
ISBN
9780807545973
By
Fliess, Sue
Publisher
Albert Whitman & Company
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780807545973
Location
Children's
Down from the Mountain: The Life and Death of a Grizzly Bear
$25.00
Description
"Andrews' wonderful Down from the Mountain is deeply informed by personal experience and made all the stronger by his compassion and measured thoughts... Welcome and impressive work." --Barry Lopez

Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition's Mountain Environment & Natural History Award

The story of a grizzly bear named Millie: her life, death, and cubs, and what they reveal about the changing character of the American West


The grizzly is one of North America's few remaining large predators. Their range is diminished, but they're spreading across the West again. Descending into valleys where once they were king, bears find the landscape they'd known for eons utterly changed by the new most dominant animal: humans. As the grizzlies approach, the people of the region are wary, at best, of their return.

In searing detail, award-winning writer, Montana rancher, and conservationist Bryce Andrews tells us about one such grizzly. Millie is a typical mother: strong, cunning, fiercely protective of her cubs. But raising those cubs--a challenging task in the best of times--becomes ever harder as the mountains change, the climate warms and people crowd the valleys. There are obvious dangers, like poachers, and subtle ones as well, like the corn field that draws her out of the foothills and sets her on a path toward trouble and ruin.

That trouble is where Bryce's story intersects with Millie's. It is the heart of Down from the Mountain, a singular drama evoking a much larger one: an entangled, bloody collision between two species in the modern-day West, where the shrinking wilds force man and bear into ever closer proximity.
ISBN
9781328972453
By
Andrews, Bryce
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781328972453
Location
Nature
¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (English and Spanish Edition)
$14.99
Description
Richard Scarry's Busytown gets a Mexican-American makeover in the marketplace of a buzzing border town from Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

Bilingual in a new way, this paper over board book teaches readers simple words in Spanish as they experience the bustling life of a border town. Follow Little Lobo and his dog Bernabe as they deliver supplies to a variety of vendors, selling everything from sweets to sombreros, portraits to piñatas, carved masks to comic books!
ISBN
9781328557261
By
Raul the Third
Publisher
Versify
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781328557261
Location
Children's
Crab Cake: Turning the Tide Together
$17.99
Description
Under the sea, a crab follows its heart and its calling, bringing everyone together in the wake of a disaster. Feed your craving for a hilarious, heart-warming story with Crab Cake, perfect for budding environmentalists, kids learning to cope with mishaps, and every young reader in between.

Under the sea, fish do what fish do: Seahorse hides, Pufferfish puffs up, Parrotfish crunches coral, and Crab . . . bakes cakes?
Scallop swims, Dolphin blows bubbles, and . . . Crab bakes cakes.
And so life goes on, until one night when everything changes with a splash!
In the face of total disaster, can Crab's small, brave act help the community come together and carry on?
ISBN
9780544959002
By
Tsurumi, Andrea
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780544959002
Location
Children's
The Old Woman Who Named Things
$7.99
Description
How does an old woman who has outlived all her friends keep from being lonely? By naming the things in her life she knows she will never outlive--like her house, Franklin, and her bed, Roxanne. When a shy brown puppy appears at her front gate, the old woman won't name it, because it might not outlive her. Tender watercolors capture the charm of this heartwarming story of an old woman who doesn't know she's lonely until she meets a plucky puppy who needs a name--and someone to love.
ISBN
9780152021023
By
Rylant, Cynthia
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780152021023
Location
Children's
A Stone Sat Still: (Environmental and Nature Picture Book for Kids, Perspective Book for Preschool and Kindergarten, Award Winning Illustrator)
$17.99
Description
The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel!

A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock--but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world.

This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage of time, with an underlying environmental message that is timely and poignant.

- Filled with stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint
- Soothing rhythms invite reading aloud and bedtime snuggles
- Introduces concepts like color, size, function, and time in a way that is easily understandable and teachable for children

With a rhythmic, calming narrative about the stone and its place in the world--and the changing environment--A Stone Sat Still proves Brendan Wenzel's mastery of the picture book form.

This modern children's classic will enchant readers in preschool and kindergarten, as well as the adults that read with them.

- A wonderful gift for teachers, librarians, and educators who are looking to teach difficult concepts like perspective and perception
- Perfect for parents and caregivers wanting to educate their kids about the environment, nature, and animals
- Great for fans of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, as well as Wenzel's previous books They All Saw a Cat and Hello Hello

ISBN
9781452173184
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781452173184
Location
Children's
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School!
$16.99
Description
Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! And what if he doesn't like it? What if the teacher doesn't like him? What if he learns TOO MUCH!?!
Ask not for whom the school bell rings; it rings for the Pigeon!
ISBN
9781368046459
By
Willems, Mo
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781368046459
Location
Children's
I Lost My Tooth! (An Unlimited Squirrels Book) (Unlimited Squirrels (1))
$12.99
Description
Mo Willems, creator of the revolutionary, award-winning, best-selling Elephant & Piggie books, is back with another breakout beginning-reader series. An ensemble cast of Squirrels, Acorns, and pop-in guests host a page-turning extravaganza. Each book features a funny, furry adventure AND bonus jokes, quirky quizzes, nutty facts, and so, so many Squirrels.
In I Lost My Tooth!, Zoom Squirrel has lost a front tooth! The Squirrels leap into action when they discover the missing tooth is a baby tooth! Do you know more about teeth than the Squirrels do? You will by the end of this book!
ISBN
9781368024570
By
Willems, Mo
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781368024570
Location
Children's
The Itchy Book! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! (5))
$9.99
Description
Triceratops has an itch. . . so does Pterodactyl. . . and Brontosaurus. . . and T-Rex! But DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH. There is a rule written in stone. What is an itchy dinosaur to do?!

ISBN
9781368005647
By
Pham, Leuyen
Publisher
Hyperion Books for Children
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781368005647
Location
Children's
Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature
$24.95
Description

A naturalist's passionate dive into the lives of bees (of all stripes)--and the natural world in her own backyard

Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped her--quite literally--in her tracks. But that day was also the start of a journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks, and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one's relationship with place. Dancing with Bees is Strawbridge Howard's charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, and what we can do to help them, Strawbridge Howard shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna that have filled her days with ever-increasing wonder and delight.

ISBN
9781603588485
By
Strawbridge Howard, Brigit
Publisher
Chelsea Green Publishing
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781603588485
Location
Nature
Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living and Working with Elephants
$26.95
Description

High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world's last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy. In Giants of the Monsoon Forest, geographer Jacob Shell takes us deep into this strange elephant country to explore the lives of these extraordinarily intelligent creatures.

The relationship between elephant and rider is an intimate one that lasts for many decades. When an elephant is young, he or she is paired with a rider, who is called a mahout. The two might work together their entire lives. Though not bred to work with humans, these elephants can lift and carry logs, save people from mudslides, break logjams in raging rivers, and navigate dense mountain forests with passengers on their backs.

Visiting tiny logging villages and forest camps, Shell describes fascinating characters, both elephant and human--like a heroic elephant named Maggie who saves dozens of British and Burmese refugees during World War II, and an elephant named Pak Chan who sneaks away from the Ho Chi Minh Trail to mate with a partner in a passing herd. We encounter an eloquent colonel in a rebel army in Burma's Kachin State, whose expertise is smuggling arms and valuable jade via elephant convoy, and several particularly smart elephants, including one who discovers, all on his own, how to use a wood branch as a kind of safety lock when lifting heavy teak logs.

Giants of the Monsoon Forest offers a new perspective on animal intelligence and reveals an unexpected relationship between evolution in the natural world and political struggles in the human one. Shell examines why the complex tradition of working with elephants has endured with Asian elephants, but not with their counterparts in Africa. And he shows us how Asia's secret forest culture might offer a way to save the elephants. By performing rescues after major floods--as they did in the wake of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami--and helping sustainably log Asian forests, humans and elephants working together can help protect the fragile spaces they both need to survive.

ISBN
9780393247763
By
Shell, Jacob
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780393247763
Location
Nature
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
$27.95
Description

Frans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research. Following up on the best-selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?, which investigated animal intelligence, Mama's Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional lives of animals.

Mama's Last Hug begins with the death of Mama, a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff. When Mama was dying, van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug. Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral. Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the professor, welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck, in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates. This story and others like it form the core of de Waal's argument, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, hate, fear, shame, guilt, joy, disgust, and empathy.

De Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the illusion of free will, animal sentience, and, of course, Mama's life and death. The message is one of continuity between us and other species, such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: we don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, and the same is true for our emotions. Mama's Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected, transforming how we view the living world around us.

ISBN
9780393635065
By
de Waal, Frans
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780393635065
Location
Science
A Short Philosophy of Birds
$19.99
Description

"Brilliant, magical and engrossing-I will never see birds the same way again."
-- Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees

THE INTERNATIONAL PHENOMENON

Twenty-two short lessons from the secret lives of birds on living harmoniously and reconnecting with nature.

This charming volume on bird behavior invites us to take a step back from our busy lives and to listen to the tiny philosophers of the sky. From the delicate sparrow to the majestic eagle, birds are among the most fascinating species on earth, and there is much to be learned from these paragons of beauty and grace that can be applied to our lives, including:

  • Independence: what it means to be "pushed out of the nest."
  • Vulnerability: what the mallard teaches us about giving up our old feathers for new ones in order to fly.
  • Gender equality: what happens when a papa Turtledove sits on the nest.
  • Hierarchy and power: what the raven and the vulture know about the pecking order.
  • Filled with elegant illustrations of bird species, this gem of a book celebrates of our friends in the sky, and what they can teach us about the rhythms of life.

    ISBN
    9780062945679
    By
    Rousseau, Elise
    Publisher
    Dey Street Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062945679
    Location
    Nature
    Maximillian Fly
    $16.99
    Description

    The bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, Angie Sage, delivers a gripping and darkly humorous tale of Maximillian Fly--a human with cockroach features--whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power.

    Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Adam Gidwitz.

    Maximillian Fly wants no trouble. Yet because he stands at six feet two, with beautiful indigo wings, long antennae, and more arms than you or me, many are frightened of him.

    He is a gentle creature who looks like a giant cockroach. This extraordinary human wants to prove his goodness, so he opens his door to two SilverSeed children in search of a place to hide.

    Instantly, Maximillian's quiet, solitary life changes. There are dangerous powers after them and they have eyes everywhere. But in this gray city of Hope trapped under the Orb, is escape even possible?

    Maximillian Fly is a masterful story brimming with suspense, plot twists, and phenomenal world building. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding.

    * Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids' Indie Next List * New York Public Library Best Books of 2019 Selection *

    ISBN
    9780062571168
    By
    Sage, Angie
    Publisher
    Katherine Tegen Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062571168
    Location
    Children's
    How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life Lived in Nature
    $24.95
    Description

    An ABA Indie Next Selection

    "An extraordinary book; I've read no other like it. Thank goodness Marc Hamer stopped killing moles and sat down to write."
    --Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of an Octopus

    At once a highly original memoir and an ode to the outdoors, this unexpected--and delightfully strange--book reveals, at its core, a rare vision of the natural world.

    Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles--forever. In this earnest, understated, and sublime work of nonfiction literature, the molecatcher shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales.

    Hamer infuses his wanderings with radiant poetry and stark, simple observations on nature's oft-ignored details. He also reveals how to catch a mole--a craft long kept secret by its masters--and burrows into the unusual lives of his muses.

    Moles, we learn, are colorblind. Their blood holds unusual amounts of carbon dioxide. Their vast tunnel networks are intricate and deceptive. And, like Hamer, they work alone.

    ISBN
    9781771644792
    By
    Hamer, Marc
    Publisher
    Greystone Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781771644792
    Location
    Nature
    The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild
    $29.95
    Description

    How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world's managed bee colonies

    Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley's captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper's hive--and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet's managed honey bee populations.

    Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping--Darwinian Beekeeping--which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees.

    Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.

    ISBN
    9780691166766
    By
    Seeley, Thomas D
    Publisher
    Princeton University Press
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780691166766
    Location
    Nature
    Stormy: A Story About Finding a Forever Home
    $17.99
    Description
    From the creator of the New York Times best-illustrated children's book award winner The Only Child, comes a gorgeous and moving wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers.

    In this heartwarming, wordless picture book that's perfect for dog lovers, a woman visits a park and discovers a pup hiding under a bench--scruffy, scared, and alone. With gentle coaxing, the woman tries to befriend the animal, but the dog is too scared to let her near. Day after day, the woman tries--and day after day, the dog runs away. With perseverance and patience--and help from an enticing tennis ball--a tentative friendship begins. But it's not until a raging storm forces the two together that a joyous and satisfying friendship takes hold. Guojing poignantly explores how trust doesn't always come easily, but how, over time, and with kindness and determination, forever love can grow.

    Praise for The Only Child

    A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

    "Rare is the book containing great emotional depth that truly resonates across a span of ages: this is one such." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred

    "Fine draftsmanship, deft pacing, and striking imaginative power distinguish this debut." --Publishers Weekly, Starred

    "Each arresting, softly penciled panel is surprisingly luminous in spite of its monochromatic palette, and in those gentle scenes, Guojing evokes a wide range of feeling, especially the lonesomeness of the little girl, who never quite seems at ease alone. Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs' classic, The Snowman (1978), this is quiet, moving, playful, and bittersweet all at once." --Booklist, Starred

    "In Guojing's beautiful, wordless storybook, a little Chinese girl left home alone wanders off into the snow and has magical cloud adventures with a benevolent stag." --Shelf Awareness, Starred

    ISBN
    9781524771768
    By
    Guojing
    Publisher
    Schwartz & Wade
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781524771768
    Location
    Children's
    Babymouse #20: Babymouse Goes for the Gold
    $6.99
    Description
    Winner of the Eisner Award and multiple children's choice awards and with over two million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!

    Babymouse has big dreams . . . and wet whiskers. She has joined the swim team and is ready to dive in. Next stop, the Olympics! But competitive sports aren't really her strong suit. Will hard work and determination earn her a gold medal?

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING, THREE-TIME NEWBERY HONOR-WINNING author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a graphic-novel series packed with humor and kid appeal: BABYMOUSE!

    ISBN
    9780307931634
    By
    Holm, Matthew
    Publisher
    Random House Books for Young Readers
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780307931634
    Location
    Children's
    Small in the City
    $18.99
    Description
    It can be a little scary to be small in a big city, but this child has some good advice for a very special friend in need.

    A New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book of the Year!

    It can be a little scary to be small in a big city, but it helps to know you're not alone.

    When you're small in the city, people don't see you, and loud sounds can scare you, and knowing what to do is sometimes hard. But this little kid knows what it's like, and knows the neighborhood. And a little friendly advice can go a long way.

    Alleys can be good shortcuts, but some are too dark.

    Or, there are lots of good hiding places in the city, like under a mulberry bush or up a walnut tree.

    And, if the city gets to be too much, you're always welcome home, where it's safe and quiet.

    In the first book that he has both written and illustrated, award-winning artist Sydney Smith spins a quiet, contemplative tale about seeing a big world through little eyes.

    Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award
    A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year!

    ISBN
    9780823442614
    By
    Smith, Sydney
    Publisher
    Neal Porter Books
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780823442614
    Location
    Children's