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We Love Stella "Stella, Fairy of the Forest" Marie-Louise Gay Our price: $12.76 | You save: $3.19
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"'Do butterflies eat butter?' asked Sam. 'Yellow butterflies do,' said Stella." Stella has as much moxie as Eloise and as much confidence (and red hair) as Pippi, but her spirit of adventure, overactive imagination, and older-sister omniscience catapult her into a league of her own. We met the inquisitive, impulsive Stella and her less reckless little brother, Sam, in "Stella, Star of the Sea" and in "Stella, Queen of the Snow," but are newly delighted with this thoroughly charming foray into the forest. Marie-Louise Gay's friendly, engaging watercolors crawl with tiny snails and other woodland creatures that readers might miss the first time through. "Stella, Fairy of the Forest" will warm the hearts of children and adults alike, especially those who believe that a walk in the woods is an at least potentially magical adventure. (Ages 3 to 8)

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We Love Sally, Too

"Sally Goes to the Farm" Stephen Huneck Our price: $12.57 | You save: $5.38
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We would follow Stephen Huneck's black Labrador, Sally, anywhere--to the beach, to the mountains, and certainly to the farm. The Sally books are wonderfully witty glimpses into the simple psyche of a dog, where exciting new smells and tastes reign supreme. Sally first meets the golden Lab Molly, and after a comical round of introductory sniffing, they eat like pigs, horse around, plow a field, and narrowly escape a goosing. "Sally Goes to the Farm" explodes with generous, boldly colored woodcut prints, as Huneck artfully captures the gorgeous striped geometry of farmland and fences--along with amusing canine antics. Simple sentences in a large clear font (designed by the artist himself) ensure smooth sailing and happy endings for early readers, but adults will enjoy the dry humor of these books just as much as kids will. (Ages 2 to 6)

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What Exactly Did the Frogs Wear?

"The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders" Jack Prelutsky Our price: $13.56 | You save: $3.39
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Playful poet Jack Prelutsky and the beloved Petra Mathers ("Lottie's New Beach Towel") take youngsters from the heart of South Dakota to Monterey Bay in this extraordinary collection of poems and paintings that belongs on the shelf next to "Ride a Purple Pelican" and "Beneath a Blue Umbrella." Here are 28 nonsensical, often somewhat geographical poems for preschoolers and early readers about a tiny baker who bakes a tiny cookie, a granny who lost her footing and fell into pudding, elephants who sit in trees and sneeze, and a small hen who is stuck at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. With the lightest touch, Petra Mathers adds new dimensions and quirky subplots to every poem in endearing two-pages-per-poem watercolor paintings. Young readers will adore "The Frogs Wore Red Suspenders," a colorful collection of quiet surprises by two of our favorite creators of children's books. (Ages 2 to 6)

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March is Women's History Month. Young readers of both genders will love these fine books detailing the inspiring lives of suffragists, scientists, artists, and other amazing women from the past.

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A New Froggy

"Froggy Plays in the Band" Jonathan London Our price: $12.79 | You save: $3.20
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When Froggy hears about an upcoming marching band contest, he wastes no time in digging out his dad's old saxophone from the attic. Soon, along with his recorder-tooting, triangle-tinging, baton-flinging pals, Froggy has himself a bona fide marching band. As long as they can remember the rules: "Don't look left. Don't look right. And DON'T STOP FOR ANYTHING!" With his earnest expressions and high personal standards, this amiable amphibian in "Froggy Plays in the Band" plays the perfect straight man to his own droll antics. Young readers will adore watching Froggy get into--and out of--yet another pickle. (Ages 3 to 6)

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Cassie's Word Quilt

"Cassie's Word Quilt" Faith Ringgold Our price: $11.16 | You save: $2.79
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A young African American girl takes early readers on a remarkable vocabulary-building tour of her 1930s-era Harlem home, school, and neighborhood in Caldecott Honor artist Faith Ringgold's vibrant new book, "Cassie's Word Quilt." Dozens of objects are clearly labeled; the youngest viewers of this big lap book can point to familiar images as older readers read the captions: "doll," "quilt," "father," "subway," "jump rope." Gorgeous spreads feature a richly textured quilt motif, with illustrations picking up on the patterns in the squares of fabric bordering the pages. This wonderful, artful word book belongs on every beginning reader's shelf. (Baby to preschool)

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The Sequel to "Henry Hikes to Fitchburg"

"Henry Builds a Cabin" D. B. Johnson Our price: $12.00 | You save: $3.00
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The many devout fans of author D.B. Johnson's award-winning "Henry Hikes to Fitchburg" will be tickled to see "Henry Builds a Cabin," featuring the placid, self-contained Henry--a bear character based on 19th-century writer Henry David Thoreau who builds his home at Walden Pond. Kids will giggle at Henry's madcap house-building approach captured in bizarre, kaleidoscopic perspectives. (Ages 5 and older)

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Easter Treats for All Ages

Send your kids hopping down the bunny trail with baskets of books! Whether your favorite child is still teething or is now an older reader seeking food for thought, this festive selection of Easter books for all ages is a wonderful way to share the traditions and stories of this ancient springtime holiday.

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Virginia Hamilton, beloved author and master storyteller, died from breast cancer on February 19. Her writing career spanned more than 30 years, during which time she, the first African American to win the Newbery Medal (for "M.C. Higgins, the Great"), was awarded every major honor for children's book writing. Your stories will be with us forever, Virginia.

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New from Eva Ibbotson

"Journey to the River Sea" Eva Ibbotson Our price: $12.59 | You save: $5.40
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Eva Ibbotson, author of "Island of the Aunts," "Which Witch?," and other delightfully droll fantasies, won a Gold Award for "Journey to the River Sea" in the 2001 Nestlé Smarties Book Prizes. Sent in 1910 to live with distant relatives who own a rubber plantation along the Amazon River, English orphan Maia is excited despite her classmates' warnings about hungry alligators and murderous Indians. Unfortunately, no one cautions Maia about her nasty, xenophobic twin cousins, who douse the house in bug spray and rarely venture outdoors. Maia, however, is resourceful enough to find herself smack in the middle of more excitement than she ever imagined, including a remarkable journey down the river in search of the legendary giant sloth. A strong, likeable heroine, an engaging and suspenseful story, and Kevin Hawkes's appealingly inky illustrations make this a surefire hit for fans of old-fashioned adventures. (Ages 9 and older)

A Hermux Tantamoq Adventure

"Time Stops for No Mouse" Michael Hoeye Our price: $11.99 | You save: $3.00
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It's impossible not to like Hermux Tantamoq, the watchmaking mouse. He relaxes in a flannel shirt printed with pictures of cheeses from around the world, he has a caged pet ladybug named Terfle, and he writes endearing thank-you letters to the universe each night. He also has a big heart--a heart that aches for the fearless aviatrix Ms. Linka Perflinger. Little does he know that a brief rendezvous with her in his watch shop will change his life forever. Gentle Hermux gets in way over his head with some related detective work and proceeds to have fur-raising encounters involving spies, thieves, killers, the Fountain of Youth, snakes, calliopes, and dramatic rescue attempts. Readers young and old will be disarmed by Hermux's earnest, inquisitive nature and zeal for life--and thoroughly engaged by the suspenseful action adventure in "Time Stops for No Mouse"--the first in a promising series. (Ages 10 to adult)

Ana Juan's Picture Book Debut

"Frida" Jonah Winter Our price: $13.56 | You save: $3.39
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Beset by one shattering ordeal after another, world-renowned painter Frida Kahlo always managed to channel her anguish into creativity. "Frida," by Jonah Winter and illustrator Ana Juan, is an exquisite and playful glimpse into the artist's life and work. Filled with the folk art icons of Frida's Mexican culture--monkeys, devils, smiling skeletons, and sympathetic jaguars depicted with acrylics and wax on paper--the book describes, in short streams of text, the feisty, irreverent, fierce nature of the artist. A spectacular, lush introduction to an inspiring woman and her art. (Ages 5 to 8)

The ALA Children's Book Awards

As you know by now, winners of the American Library Association's major children's book awards--including the Newbery Medal, the Caldecott Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Awards--were announced at the ALA press conference on January 21. Don't miss this exciting selection of children's books!

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The Muncha Bunch
"Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!" Candace Fleming Our price: $12.80 | You save: $3.20
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Three hungry bunnies will do anything to squeeze their way in to Mr. McGreely's vegetable garden. And Mr. McGreely will do--and build--anything to keep them out, in Candace Fleming's rollicking "Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!," cleverly, scratchily illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Packed with repetitive and onomatopoeic phrases perfect for reading aloud, Candace Fleming’s tale of man against nature will keep kids giggling--it may even inspire them to chomp on a few carrots themselves. (Ages 3 to 7)

Read My Lips

"No More Kissing" Emma Chichester Clark Our price: $12.76 | You save: $3.19
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In Emma Chichester Clark's darling new picture book, Momo the monkey is completely fed up with kissing--hello kisses, goodbye kisses, make-it-better kisses. An eminently recognizable Everyboy resides in Momo's furry body; when a girl relative tries to put the kissing in cousin, the determined look on his face as he beats a hasty retreat is priceless. But will Momo pucker up when his adorable new baby brother wins his heart? (Ages 2 to 5)

Someone's in the Kitchen

"Fannie in the Kitchen : Whole Story from Soup to Nuts of How Fannie Farmer Invented Recipes With Precise Measurements" Deborah Hopkinson Our price: $12.80 | You save: $3.20
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Young Marcia Shaw is not thrilled to hear that a mother's helper named Fannie Farmer is joining her Victorian household to cook for the growing family. Somehow, though, it's hard to complain when suddenly the blueberry pies are "sweeter than a summer sky." Considered the pioneer of the modern recipe, Fannie Farmer transformed countless kitchens into oases of exact measurements and perfect cooking. Deborah Hopkinson's fictionalized account is a warm, funny take on the real Fannie Farmer story. Nancy Carpenter created splendidly original illustrations for the book, manipulating 19th-century etchings and engravings and blending them with her own. Wonderful! (Ages 4 to 8)

Best Books of 2001

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The Year of the Horse
Celebrate Chinese New Year, a centuries-old spring festival, with books on dragons, firecrackers, lucky money, and lion dancers. February 12, 2002, marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse--year 4700 in the Chinese lunar calendar. Explore a festive explosion of children's books on this colorful holiday.
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For the Young at Heart
Looking for a Valentine treat that won't give your chosen cherub cavities? Packed with love and humor, these delightful books for readers young and old will satisfy any sweet tooth.
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A Peek Inside the White House
Presidents' Day, February 18, observes the February birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, but has expanded in scope to honor all former presidents of the United States. Kids can catch up on American history with this outstanding collection of books for children, from the Caldecott Medalist "So You Want to Be President" to Kenneth C. Davis's new "Don't Know Much About the Presidents."
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    Is Baby Mimi crazy about animals? Is 12-year-old Cole interested in rain forest preservation? Find recommendations for all ages in our children's bookstore.

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