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Bear and Wolf Cover Image
Good Morning, Snowplow! Cover Image
Snow Cover Image
I Wish It Would Snow! Cover Image
All Right Already!: A Snowy Story Cover Image
A Penguin Story Cover Image
The Big Book of Snow and Ice Cover Image
The Snow Leopard Cover Image
The Story of Snow: The Science of Winter's Wonder Cover Image
Breadcrumbs Cover Image
First Light Cover Image
The Polar Bear Explorers' Club (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club #1) Cover Image
Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) Cover Image
Once Upon a Winter (An Orchard Novel #2) Cover Image
Stone Fox Cover Image
Where's the Penguin? Cover Image
Counting on Snow Cover Image
Color Wonder Winter Is Here! Cover Image
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30am

Esther Crow is coming back to storytime! On Thursday, April 18 at 10:30 am, award-winning singer/songwriter Esther Crow will be guest-hosting. She'll bring her signature puppets and original music, and rock the bookstore!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:30am

Come join us for bilingual story time with Jorge Luján!

Born in Argentina, the celebrated author, musician, and architect now lives in Mexico and has published 47 books and 8 CDs. His outstanding body of work has been translated into many languages and includes: Seven Pablos, Trunk to Trunklet, Colors! ¡Colores!, and Doggy Sleepers. Luján has worked with some of the world’s best illustrators and has received numerous distinctions, including The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books for Steven and the Beetle (illustrated by Chiara Carrer). He is a candidate for the ALMA prize (equivalent to the Nobel for Children's Literature) for the 5th time. See more of his work in www.jorgelujan.net  

Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 3:00pm

Join Adam Rubin and Dan Salmieri, authors of Dragons Love Tacos, as they read aloud from and sign their newest book HIGH FIVE.

Publishers Weekly called Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri the "weirdest, funniest guys working in kids' lit today," and their newest project has dreamed up another one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud book that kids will beg to read again and again.

Discover the lost art of the high five and improve your slapping skills just in time for the annual high five contest! From hand-limbering stretches to lessons on five-ing with finesse, you will be guided through a series of interactive challenges, each more hilarious than the next.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:30am

Join award winning author, illustrator and storyteller, Amalia Hoffman in Astro Pea adventure with props, lights and her finger puppet, Pete the pea. Follow Pete on his cosmic adventure where a carrot transforms into a spaceship, an artichoke turns into a satellite, plain vegetables into planets and much more.
With Astro Pea, space is only as far as your imagination will take you.
Color and name the vegetables in the book. See how much fun healthy food can be.

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:30pm

What happens when Kate, an 8-year-old girl from Austin, Texas, meets Michelle, a professional wildlife guide, while on safari in South Africa? The two new friends turn their adventures into a book encouraging kids everywhere to advocate for wild animals!

Kate Gilman Williams wrote Let’s Go On Safari! when she was 8 years old, following a trip to South Africa with her family. On a safari adventure, she became friends with their guide, Michelle Campbell, who taught her about the many threats facing wildlife. Kate came home determined to do something to protect wild animals whose survival was being endangered by humans – and she knew her young generation could be inspired to help.

Michelle Campbell was born in South Africa and schooled in the UK. Working first as an economist, it was her love for nature that drew her back home to South Africa, where she worked as a safari guide for 6 years. She then spent a year volunteering for wildlife projects (living in her Land Rover!), documenting and sharing her conservation adventures on her website, Wild Wonderful World. Today she is working on conservation projects of her own, advocating for wildlife and encouraging children, through education and exposure, to get involved in saving wildlife.

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Books Matter

The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.

Irma Black Award Semi-Finalist Package 2019

$60.00
SKU: IRMA2019

The Irma Simonton Black and James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature (Irma Black Award) goes to an outstanding book for young children—a book in which text and illustrations are inseparable, each enhancing and enlarging on the other to produce a singular whole. The Irma Black Award is unusual in that children are the final judges of the winning book.

Price: $60.00

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