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  • Details about If I Had a Dragon

    If I Had a Dragon

    written and illustrated by Tom and Amanda Ellery

    Morton's brother is too little to be any fun -- but if he were a dragon, playtime would be great...wouldn't it?more

  • Details about The Sock Fairy

    The Sock Fairy

    by Bobbie Hinman; illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman

    A mischievous little fairy carrying a wand and a flashlight, visits children's homes and is responsible for missing and mismatched socks, as well as the troublesome holes. Original watercolor illustrations by fairy artist Kristi Bridgeman. Includes audio CD of story and original fairy song.…more

  • Details about Have You Seen My Dragon?

    Have You Seen My Dragon?

    Steve Light (Illustrator)

    Enter a fascinating, ornately drawn cityscape and help a boy find his dragon while counting objects from hot dogs to traffic lights. In the heart of the city, among the taxis and towers, a small boy travels uptown and down, searching for his friend. Readers will certainly spot the glorious beast, plus an array of big-city icons they can count. Is the dragon taking the crosstown bus, or breathing his fiery breath below a busy street? Maybe he took a taxi to the zoo or is playing with the dogs i……more

  • Details about Where the Wild Things Are

    Where the Wild Things Are

    story and pictures by Maurice Sendak

    In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are.…more

  • Details about The Foggy, Foggy Forest

    The Foggy, Foggy Forest

    by Nick Sharratt

    Peek through each foggy vellum page to guess what lies beyond in an innovative novelty book that's a surefire page turner. "What can this be in the foggy, foggy forest?" That's the question on every spread of this clever book, each depicting the black-and-white silhouette of a fairy-tale figure or scene. Readers may take a guess and turn the page to see if they're right -- the answering image appears in full color (often sporting a funny twist). A unicorn playing a horn? An ogre doing yoga? They……more

  • Details about The Thing about Yetis

    The Thing about Yetis

    Vin Vogel

    "Everyone knows yetis love winter. They love snowball fights and hot chocolate and sledding and building snow castles. But even yetis get the shivers, and even yetis get crabby from all the cold. So here's a secret about yetis-a sometimes they miss summer. Sometimes, they have to bring a little bit of summer to the coldest of winter days. Those yetis, they're just full of surprises. Perfect for fans of Love Monster and the Cat books by Deborah Underwood, this endearing new character will warm yo……more

  • Details about It Came in the Mail

    It Came in the Mail

    Ben Clanton (Illustrator)

    From the author-illustrator of Something Extraordinary comes a tale filled with dragons, pickles, friendship, and lots of mail--perfect for fans of Mo Williams and Bob Shea. Liam really wants some mail, so he writes a letter to his mailbox asking for something in return. His mailbox delivers, sending Liam more than he could have hoped for...and how! But as the mail starts to pile up, Liam realizes that the best packages and parcels are even better when shared with friends.…more

  • Details about Dragon Was Terrible

    Dragon Was Terrible

    Kelly DiPucchio; Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)

    We all know dragons are terrible, but this one is especially terrible. He scribbles in books. He steals candy from baby unicorns. He even burps in church. Seriously, who does that? Dragon, that's who. The king, the knights, and the villagers are desperate to take down this beast once and for all. But sometimes it's up to the unlikeliest of heroes to tame a dragon this terrible.…more

  • Details about Julia's House for Lost Creatures

    Julia's House for Lost Creatures

    Ben Hatke (Illustrator)

    When Julia and her walking house come to town, she likes everything about her new neighborhood except how quiet it is! So Julia puts a sign up: "Julia's House for Lost Creatures." Soon she's hosting goblins, mermaids, fairies, and even a dragon. Quiet isn't a problem anymore for Julia...but getting her housemates to behave themselves is! The simple, sweet text of this picture book by New York Times Best-Selling Zita the Spacegirl author/illustrator Ben Hatke is perfectly balanced by his lush, d……more

  • Details about The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

    The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!

    Scott Magoon (Illustrator)

    A classic tale with a timeless message gets a hugely hilarious twist. He's big. He's funny. He's not real. Or IS he? This clever twist on "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" is told from the point of view of an unexpected narrator and, through snappy text and lighthearted illustrations, demonstrates the value of telling the truth, the importance of establishing trust, and (of course!) the possibility that a beast you created to get attention can become a real-life friend.…more

  • Details about Uni the Unicorn

    Uni the Unicorn

    Amy Krouse Rosenthal; Brigette Barrager (Illustrator)

    Amy Krouse Rosenthal's New York Times bestselling story of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing! Uni is just like all the other unicorns . . . except for one thing: she believes that little girls are REAL. This magical story by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of I Wish You More ) illuminates Uni's not-so-fantastical dream and celebrates the sparkle of believing. Uni the unicorn is told there's no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes t……more

  • Details about Dragons Love Tacos

    Dragons Love Tacos

    Adam Rubin; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

    A New York Times bestselling phenomenon, this deliciously funny read-aloud from the creators of Robo-Sauce and Secret Pizza Party will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally ……more

  • Details about Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

    Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great

    Bob Shea (Illustrator)

    Ever since Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has been feeling out of sorts. Goat thought his bike was cool-until he saw that Unicorn could fly to school! Goat made marshmallow squares that almost came out right, but Unicorn made it rain cupcakes! Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete? When Goat and Unicorn share a piece of pizza, Goat learns that being a unicorn might not be all it's cracked up to be. And when Unicorn shows his admiration for Goat, it looks like the beginning ……more

  • Details about If I Had a Gryphon

    If I Had a Gryphon

    Vikki VanSickle; Cale Atkinson (Illustrator)

    Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boring ... he just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Sasquatches are messy, unicorns are shy, hippogriffs scare the dogs at the dogpark, and having a fire extinguisher handy at all times makes dragons seem like an awful lot of work. In the en……more

  • Details about A Unicorn Named Sparkle

    A Unicorn Named Sparkle

    Amy Young (Illustrator)

    When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny--and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactl……more

  • Details about Not Your Typical Dragon

    Not Your Typical Dragon

    Dan Bar-el; Tim Bowers (Illustrator)

    Everybody knows your typical dragon breathes fire. But when Crispin tries to breathe fire on his seventh birthday, fire doesn't come out--only whipped cream! Each time Crispin tries to breathe fire, he ends up with Band-Aids marshmallows teddy bears? Crispin wonders if he'll ever find his inner fire. But when a family emergency breaks out, it takes a little dragon with not-so-typical abilities to save the day. With wry humor and whimsical illustrations, Not Your Typical Dragon is the perfe……more