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New York City - the perfect place for a boy and his dad to spend the day! Follow them on their walk around Manhattan, from Grand Central Terminal to the top of the Empire State Building, from Greenwich Village to the Statue of Liberty, learning lots of facts and trivia along the way. In this unabashed ode to America's biggest city, Salvatore Rubbino's fresh, lively paintings and breezy text capture the delight of a young visitor experiencing the wonders of New York firsthand. Hardcover. 40 pages.
Racing enthusiasts will delight in this automobile-themed book's rhythmic rhymes and colorful illustrations. By Peter Stein, illustrated by Bob Staake. Published by Candlewick Press. Hardcover. 30 pages. 10" length x 11" height x 0.25" depth (approximately) .
Random House Cars Galore $15.99
After This is New York and This is London became bestsellers, M. Sasek released the latest title, This is Washington, D.C, from his beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Here, the facsimile edition of his original 1969 book includes beautifully preserved artwork as well as updated facts for the twenty-first century. The charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's playful narrative, make for a perfect keepsake that will delight children and adults alike. Features include the Washington Monument, the White House and the Smithsonian's National Zoological Park. With bright pictures and snappy commentary, Sasek captures all the fascinating things to do and see in the city of green parks, wide avenues, classic white porticoes and cherry blossoms. Hardcover. 63 pages.
With the same wit and perception that distinguished his charming books on London, New York and San Francisco, here this famous Czech painter presents his impressions of Paris in This is Paris, first published in 1959 and now updated for the 21st century. We see its famous buildings, its beautiful gardens, the museums, the sidewalk cafes and the people who live there - artists, the concierges, the flower girls, and even the thousands of cats. Take a tour along the banks of the Seine, or through the galleries of the Louvre, or to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Elegant, vivid pictures of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, THIS IS PARIS! Hardcover. 60 pages.
Random House This is Paris $17.95
Like This is New York and This is San Francisco, and This is Paris, This is London is a facsimile edition of Sasek's original titles. His brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved and remain true to his vision. With the passing of time facts have been updated where applicable in the back of each book. Perfect souvenirs with timely and nostalgic appeal, the books have an elegant, classic look and delightful narrative that will charm both children and their parents, many of whom will remember them from their own childhood. Hardcover. 64 pages.
Random House This Is London $17.95
The Promised Land and a land of promise. Shalom, Israel! M. Sasek takes you over super-highways built on ancient sands, through a land of camels and Cadillac's, pomegranates and pipelines, Bibles and Boeings; and sun-drenched land of many tongues and many traditions - Christian, Jewish and Muslim - for the Sea of Galilee to the Red Sea (it's really blue); to bustling, modern Tel Aviv; Jerusalem, new and old; the Bedouin market at Beersheba; Mount Zion; the Room of the Last Supper; Kind David's Tomb; Tabgha, where a few loaves and fishes fed multitudes; King Solomon's mines; and Kibbutz Yotvata, where lush farms and little sabras blossom in the desert. The land and the people and presented in a shimmering panorama of many hues, revealing the biblical glory of its past, the golden hope of its future, THIS IS ISRAEL! Hardcover. 60 pages.
Random House This is Israel $17.95
First published in 1960, this beloved children's classic offers readers a guided tour of The Big Apple by celebrated author and illustrator, Miroslav Sasek. Recipient of The New York Times Choice Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year award. From the "This Is." series. By Miroslav Sasek. Published by Universe Publishing. Hardcover. 61 pages. 9" length x 12.25" height x 0.5" depth (approximately) .
Girls ages 3-7 will love to play games with Barbie! This giant activity book features 40 oversized pages filled with big puzzles, mazes, and more than 100 stickers—plus a built-in handle for fun on the go! Book Details: Author: Mary Man-Kong Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 13.56in length x 0.19in width x 19.5in height Weight: 18.96 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Random House Barbie Fun & Games $9.99 $4.99
Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain,' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles and the bad deep blue wells of confusion. Seuss' message is simple but never sappy: life may be a 'Great Balancing Act,' but through it all 'There's fun to be done.'"--starred Booklist. Book Details: Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 11in length x 8.3in width x 0.5in height Weight: 1.6oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/22/1990 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Little girls ages 3-7 who love Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer will thrill to this full-color activity book that's packed with 32 pages of posters, activities, and over 200 stickers! Book Details: Author: Golden Books Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 11.25in length x 8.25in width x 1in height Weight: 8.5 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that's just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him. Book Details: Author: Sam McBratney Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.05in length x 0.38in width x 10.88in height Weight: 16oz. Author: Sam McBratney Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 5.87in length x 0.52in width x 5.09in height Weight: 5.59oz. Format: Board Book Publication Date: 10/14/2008 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Random House Guess How Much I Love You SALE $7.99–23.09
A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement. There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: "Should I go in my potty?" With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue sure to have little ones shouting responses and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud--"I did it!" Book Details: Author: Leslie Patricelli Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6.98in length x 0.65in width x 7.03in height Weight: 8.8oz. Format: Board Book Publication Date: 9/14/2010 Pages: 28 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Random House Potty Book Bundle SALE $6.99–16.08
Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree Came by special delivery. Full and fresh and glistening green-- The biggest tree he'd ever seen. That was the trouble. The tree was so tall, it couldn't stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asked his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy. Book Details: Author: Robert Barry Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.77in length x 0.39in width x 11.15in height Weight: 12oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/17/2000 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The beloved Nutbrown Hares hop back in four exciting new stories from the author of the best-selling Guess How Much I Love You stories. Just like young children everywhere, Little Nutbrown Hare likes to explore, play, venture out into the world, and sometimes just savor the comfort of being at home with loved ones. But whatever he does, and wherever he goes, Big Nutbrown Hare is always there to cheer him on. In a beautiful jacketed Guess How Much I Love You storybook, here are four heartwarming new stories that little readers and their bigger companions will instantly relate to. Book Details: Author: Sam McBratney Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.09in length x 0.49in width x 10.9in height Weight: 21.6 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/28/2012 Pages: 72 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Maryoku Yummy makes wishes come true in this 96-page coloring and activity book with over 50 fun stickers. Kids ages 3-7 will love Maryoku and her wish-wonderful world! Book Details: Author: Golden Books Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 7.95in length x 0.28in width x 10.87in height Weight: 5.84 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 96 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
The Sesame Street monsters jump on the green movement bandwagon! Simple text and speech balloons give young ones basic information about how trees help the environment and the ways in which we all benefit from the trees on our planet. Illustrations show different species of trees and their leaves through the cycle of the seasons with labels to identify them. The payoff comes at the end with a large lift-the-flap that shows how, from a tiny seed, a mighty and environmentally neccessary! tree grows. Book Details: Author: Naomi Kleinberg Publisher: Random House Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/23/2010 Pages: 12 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Random House Plant a Tree for Me! $6.99 $3.99
Susan Gal offers a heartwarming tale of old-fashioned goodness. The industrious pigs of Day by Day build a home, plant a garden, help their neighbors, and then gather in a harvest grown with hard work and kindness. The language is sweet and simple: Day by day, the seasons turn. Shoulder to shoulder, pigs gather the harvest. Hand in hand, pigs give thanks, then cheek to cheek, they dance. The artwork is bright and full of the merry antics of a happy family and a tight-knit community. And these pigs are flat out adorable! This delightful story celebrates family and community, caring and sharing. Book Details: Author: Susan Gal Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 9.43in length x 0.35in width x 9.33in height Weight: 12.4 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/10/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Random House Day By Day $16.99
What if a brave Captain Cookie stood up to Santa? A fresh, funny story that sparkles with all the excitement of a pirate adventure — and all the magic of Christmas morning. It’s Christmas Eve, and Jim and his mother are making pirate gingerbread men to leave for Santa. Jim’s favorite is Captain Cookie, who carries a gingerbread cutlass and has a toothpick peg leg. The captain is much too good to be eaten, so Jim keeps him close by his bed. But late that night, when Jim is fast asleep, Captain Cookie steptaps away on a daring adventure to find his pirate crew — and rescue them from that mysterious character he’s heard about: a cannibal named Santa Claus. At once contemporary and timeless, suspenseful and joyous, this masterfully illustrated tale is destined to be a new holiday classic. Book Details: Author: Kristin Kladstrup Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 7.64in length x 0.34in width x 8.77in height Weight: 9.04 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/11/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Farmer McPhee isn't ready for what he's about to discover among his cherished bright yellow fruits . . . a red lemon! Readers young and old will delight in the deliciously vibrant world that acclaimed author-illustrator, Bob Staake, has created. Now available as an affordable Dragonfly paparback! Book Details: Author: Bob Staake Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.2in length x 0.15in width x 10in height Weight: 4.64 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Random House The Red Lemon $7.99 $3.99
Rabbit’s carefully planned visit with Robot doesn’t work out exactly as he imagined in this offbeat tale about two comically mismatched friends. Rabbit is excited: his friend Robot is coming to spend the night! Rabbit has left nothing to chance and has drawn up a list of all the things they will do. First off is making pizza, but Robot only likes nuts and bolts and screws on top good thing he has magnetic hands. Next on the list is watching TV, but the remote is missing, and Rabbit is panicking! Will Robot find a logical and rather obvious solution to the problem? Number three is . . . uh-oh! Why is Robot lying down instead of playing Go Fish? And what is that message reading "BAT" printing out from a slot on his front? New readers who like silly stories will race through this funny adventure about a rabbit who likes to be in control and an obliging robot who calmly keeps their friendship humming. Book Details: Author: Cece Bell Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6.3in length x 0.48in width x 9.42in height Weight: 12.48 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/11/2012 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
An imaginative child who doesn’t quite fit in finds a kindred spirit in this utterly charming picture book from a debut author-illustrator. Oliver is different. He enjoys his solitude. He likes playing with his friends, who are puppets, stuffed animals, and other toys. With his rich imagination, Oliver’s day is never dull. There are bridges to cross, sharks to fight, and treasures to find! But maybe toys don’t always give a boy everything he needs. Maybe he needs another kind of companion. Will Oliver discover a way to be, well, different ' When his tennis ball rolls across the lawn into the yard of the girl next door, he just might be surprised. Book Details: Author: Birgitta Sif Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.38in length x 0.47in width x 10.5in height Weight: 17.36 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/9/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Random House Oliver $16.99
One of the best parts of a young child's day is opening a lunchbox and diving in. But how did that delicious food get there? From planting wheat to mixing dough, climbing trees to machine-squeezing fruit, picking cocoa pods to stirring a vat of melted bliss, here is a clear, engaging look at the steps involved in producing some common foods. Health tips and a peek at basic food groups complete the menu. Author: Chris Butterworth Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.24in length x 0.19in width x 10.23in height Weight: 6.56 oz
From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and many more, the World of Eric Carle brings all of the beloved illustrator's creations together. Boys and girls ages 3-7 will have hours of fun adding their own creative touches to the art of Eric Carle in this deluxe activity book that includes a sturdy plastic stencil plus two pages of press-out cardstock stencils. Book Details: Author: Eric Carle Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.28in width x 10.86in height Weight: 6.88 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Random House Shapes To See, Shapes To Draw! $4.99 $2.99
There are more than 200 species of primates in the world. Going Ape! is a wonderful introduction to some of the most fascinating ones for children just discovering the world of animals. From Japan’s macaques to Africa’s gorillas, brilliant images and brief, informative text will capture the imagination of young children. Book Details: Author: Eduardo Bustos Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.97in length x 0.35in width x 8.79in height Weight: 10.16 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/13/2012 Pages: 24 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Random House Going Ape! $9.95 $4.99
The feisty, irrepressible Nana we met in Nana’s Getting Married is back. And what could be more fun for a six-year-old than having your nana and her new husband take you to a theme park? But the fun is spoiled when Nana and Bob announce that they’ve planned a surprise: they are going to be joined by Bob’s granddaughter, Hortense. It turns out to be the worst surprise ever. Nana shares her room with Hortense instead of her disgruntled little grandson. She sings her special good-night song to Hortense. She goes on all the scary rides with Hortense. And, worst of all, Hortense has a special name for Nana. A perceptive and hilarious exploration of rivalry, there’s a gentle lesson for readers, young and old. Book Details: Author: Heather Hartt-Sussman Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.45in length x 0.42in width x 10.28in height Weight: 13.12 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/10/2012 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Batman, Superman, and all the DC Super Friends come together in this action-packed collection of five Step into Reading leveled readers for boys ages 4-6! Book Details: Author: Various Authors Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6in length x 0.5in width x 9in height Weight: 12.4 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 160 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Illus. in full color. "This brightly illustrated story tells of a youngster's happy acceptance of a new addition to the family and how Mama and Papa Bear assist him with the adjustment."-- Booklist. Book Details: Author: Stan Berenstain Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 7.99in length x 0.15in width x 7.99in height Weight: 0.8oz. Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/12/1974 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Fans of P. D. Eastman—and of dogs—will want to get their paws on a copy of this very special foil-covered 50th Anniversary Party Edition of Go, Dog. Go! Written for beginning readers using only 75 different words, it features red dogs, blue dogs, big dogs, little dogs—all kinds of wonderful P. D. Eastman dogs—riding bicycles, scooters, skiis, and roller skates and driving all sorts of vehicles on their way to a big dog party held on top of a tree! This highly collectible edition ideal for birthdays and other human celebrations will prove to you and your child that reading has not gone to the dogs. Book Details: Author: P. D. Eastman Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6.74in length x 0.46in width x 9.28in height Weight: 9.59oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/12/1961 Pages: 72 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Let Maisy show you how! Easy, safe, and fun, these craft projects for the very young were put together and photographed by Lucy Cousins herself. Why does Maisy keep a Big Box of Everything, filled with glitter, sequins, foil, stickers, paint, brushes, paper, and tons more stuff? Because she loves to make things! Children as young as two will be thrilled to follow her lead, thanks to a brand-new Maisy format featuring both familiar illustrations and photographs by Lucy Cousins. Here are crystal-clear steps for creating seventeen simple crafts, highlighted by photos of the end result. Enjoy making things from painted pebbles to paper lanterns, food collages to feathered masks, and wax-relief paintings to wonderful vegetable animals. As spectacular looking as it is hands-on, here is an activity book sure to please parents as much as it does Maisy’s little fans. Book Details: Author: Lucy Cousins Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.9in length x 0.4in width x 10.93in height Weight: 20.96 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/10/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
Join Ariel, Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, and the rest of the Disney princesses for hours of fancy fun! This sturdy box with a handle includes three coloring and activity books, paper dolls, pretty press-out crowns, a box of crayons, and over 50 stickers! It's perfect for girls ages 3-7. Book Details: Author: Disney Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 8.02in length x 0.94in width x 11.29in height Weight: 16.56 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 1/10/2012 Pages: 64 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Random House Gorgeous Gems & Royal Crowns $9.99 $4.99
When Angus, a very curious young terrier, sees that the door is open one day, he decides to go exploring. Little does he know what neighbors await him! Farrar, Straus and Giroux is proud to reintroduce Angus and the Ducks , along with its companion books, Angus and the Cat and Angus Lost . These classic tales of the feisty, lovable Angus will once again delight children everywhere. Book Details: Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.35in length x 0.51in width x 12.12in height Weight: 24.8oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/1/1999 Pages: 96 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
In merry verse and illustrations, Marvin is asked to leave by every conceivable means of transportation. Book Details: Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6.75in length x 0.37in width x 9.27in height Weight: 6.4oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/12/1972 Pages: 36 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
A beautifully re-illustrated edition of Lewis Carroll's unforgetabe story: "the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconeivable creature." The master of nonsense, Lewis Carroll, re-illustrated in a fabulous new edition. A lovely gift book, and a delight to share, and read aloud. Book Details: Author: Lewis Carroll Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 6in length x 1in width x 9in height Weight: 16 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/9/2012 Pages: 48 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
From a master of visual comedy comes the royally satisfying tale of a head swollen out of proportion and a blowhard brought down to earth. Hugo is a tiny king with a very large ego. But when he mistreats a villager who also happens to be a sorceress, the spell she casts causes his head to literally swell. The more he boasts, the bigger it gets, until it finally topples the mini monarch right off his castle! Who will cut this royal pain down to size? And, more important, will anyone live happily ever after? Chris Van Dusen’s hilarious story is matched only by his outrageous illustrations. Together, they make for a picture book that is sometimes fairy tale, sometimes cautionary tale, and always laugh-out loud funny. Book Details: Author: Chris Van Dusen Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 10.14in length x 0.44in width x 11.69in height Weight: 20.8oz. Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 7/26/2011 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
It's hard to be Velma, the littlest Gratch, entering the first grade. That's because everyone has marvelous memories of her two older sisters, who were practically perfect first graders. Poor Velma—people can barely remember her name. But all that changes on a class trip to the magnificent Butterfly Conservatory—a place neither of her sisters has ever been. When a monarch roosts on Velma's finger and won't budge for days . . . well, no one will forget Velma ever again. Acclaimed and bestselling illustrator Kevin Hawkes and author Alan Madison celebrate everything butterfly—from migration to metamorphosis. Watch as Velma Gratch metamorphosizes from a timid first grader into a confident young scientist! Book Details: Author: Alan Madison Publisher: Random House Dimensions: 9.12in length x 0.15in width x 11.98in height Weight: 7.68 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/7/2012 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up