Farrar, Straus & Giroux Close Your Eyes

A little tiger takes an imaginative journey The little tiger lay on his back in the tall grass. Close your eyes, little tiger, said his mother, and go to sleep. But the little tiger is worried about what sleep might bring. His mother reassu...res him that once he closes his eyes, he will dream of magical places. And when he awakens, she will be right there, waiting for him. Alternating between real-life scenes with the baby tiger and his mother and enchanted dream scenes of sleeps possibilities, Kate Bankss simple, comforting text and Georg Hallenslebens bright, colorful illustrations make this a charming bedtime story for small children. Close Your Eyes is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2003 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/24/2002 Pages: 36 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Kate Banks Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.51in length x 0.31in width x 10.51in height Weight: 13.43oz. Read More

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Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, ...so when the boy?s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could. The award-winning artist?s most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author?s note includes a brief description of his family?s experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.42in length x 10.05in width x 0.33in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER ?I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side?the Communist side?of the Iron Curtain.? Thro...ugh annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sís shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought questions. Cracks began to appear in the Iron Curtain, and news from the West slowly filtered into the country. Sís learned about beat poetry, rock ?n? roll, blue jeans, and Coca-Cola. He let his hair grow long, secretly read banned books, and joined a rock band. Then came the Prague Spring of 1968, and for a teenager who wanted to see the world and meet the Beatles, this was a magical time. It was short-lived, however, brought to a sudden and brutal end by the Soviet-led invasion. But this brief flowering had provided a glimpse of new possibilities?creativity could be discouraged but not easily killed. By joining memory and history, Sís takes us on his extraordinary journey: from infant with paintbrush in hand to young man borne aloft by the wings of his art. The Wall is a 2007 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, a 2008 Caldecott Honor Book, a 2008 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year, the winner of the 2008 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for Nonfiction, and a nominee for the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/21/2007 Pages: 56 Reading Level: Age 8 and Up Author: Peter Sis Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 12.24in length x 9.4in width x 0.45in height Weight: 18.39oz. Read More

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Fox
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Against the rhythmic background of turning seasons, a little fox learns that there is a time for everything. The rain, the clouds,... the days all come and go as the little fox, guided by his wise and loving parents, learns to hunt on his own and bury his food, cover his trail and run like the wind. Now he is ready to go out on his own. As depicted by an award-winning pair, the gentle story of the rearing of a baby fox, together with sensuous illustrations, takes readers on a journey deep into the woods to tell a tale that all will recognize - that of growing up and moving out. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 2/20/2007 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Kate Banks Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.08in length x 10.43in width x 0.4in height Weight: 16oz. Read More

Fox
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A Caldecott Honor Book Its snowing, said boy with dog. Its only a snowflake, said grandfather with beard. No one thinks one or two... snowflakes will amount to anything. Not the man with the hat or the lady with the umbrella. Not even the television or the radio forecasters. But one boy and his dog have faith that the snow will amount to something spectacular, and when flakes start to swirl down on the city, they are also the only ones who know how to truly enjoy it. This playful depiction of a snowy day and the transformation of a city is perfectly captured in simple, poetic text and lively watercolor and pen-and-ink illustrations. Book Details: Format: Board Book Publication Date: 10/16/2012 Pages: 36 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 6.2in length x 0.73in width x 5.68in height Weight: 10 oz Read More

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Becoming a writer the hard way In the summer of 1971, Jack Gantos was an aspiring writer looking for adventure, cash for college t...uition, and a way out of a dead-end job. For ten thousand dollars, he recklessly agreed to help sail a sixty-foot yacht loaded with a ton of hashish from the Virgin Islands to New York City, where he and his partners sold the drug until federal agents caught up with them. For his part in the conspiracy, Gantos was sentenced to serve up to six years in prison. In Hole in My Life, this prizewinning author of over thirty books for young people confronts the period of struggle and confinement that marked the end of his own youth. On the surface, the narrative tumbles from one crazed moment to the next as Gantos pieces together the story of his restless final year of high school, his short-lived career as a criminal, and his time in prison. But running just beneath the action is the story of how Gantos ? once he was locked up in a small, yellow-walled cell ? moved from wanting to be a writer to writing, and how dedicating himself more fully to the thing he most wanted to do helped him endure and ultimately overcome the worst experience of his life. Hole in My Life is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/26/2002 Pages: 208 Reading Level: Age 14 and Up Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 8.75in length x 6in width x 1in height Weight: 7.20oz Author: Jack GantosPublisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 8in length x 5.5in width x 0.79in height Weight: 10.4oz. Read More

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Amos el ratón y Boris la ballena: un par de amigos leales con nada en común excepto un buen corazón y la voluntad de ayudar a su c...olega mamífero. Se conocen luego de que Amos se lanza al mar en su bote fabricado por él mismo, el Roedor, y pronto se encuentra en la extrema necesidad de ser rescatado. Aparece Boris. Pero llegará el día, mucho después de que Boris haya vuelto a su vida balleneante y Amos a su vida ratoneante, en que el pequeño ratón deba buscar una forma de socorrer a la gran ballena. Tierna y cómica a la vez, la historia de esta amistad ha sido registrada en un texto y unas ilustraciones que son un modelo de rica simplicidad. Aquí, con aparente desenvoltura y un virtuosismo disimulado, William Steig, premiado con la medalla Caldecott, da vida a dos héroes triunfantes. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 3/31/1999 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 5 and Up Author: William Steig Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 8.96in length x 10.32in width x 0.13in height Weight: 4.8oz. Read More

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Brave Irene is Irene Bobbin, the dressmakers daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isnt feeling so well and cant possibly deliver the... beautiful ball gown shes made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm thats brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl. But where theres a will, theres a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on. Brave Irene is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/11/2013 Pages: n/a Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: William Steig Publisher: FSG BFYR Read More

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Boy with dog and grandfather with beard watch holiday lights turn on in the city. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date...: 9/17/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: FSG BFYR Dimensions: 10.28in length x 0.39in width x 9.17in height Weight: 16 oz Read More

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An excited and frustrated?boy watches hopefully as wintry weather develops slowly into a big snow. Book Details: Format: Hardcover... Publication Date: 9/24/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Jonathan Bean Publisher: FSG BFYR Dimensions: 8.84in length x 0.39in width x 11.2in height Weight: 16 oz Read More

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Having fled from war in their troubled homeland, a boy and his family are living in poverty in a strange country. Food is scarce, ...so when the boy?s father brings home a map instead of bread for supper, at first the boy is furious. But when the map is hung on the wall, it floods their cheerless room with color. As the boy studies its every detail, he is transported to exotic places without ever leaving the room, and he eventually comes to realize that the map feeds him in a way that bread never could. The award-winning artist?s most personal work to date is based on his childhood memories of World War II and features stunning illustrations that celebrate the power of imagination. An author?s note includes a brief description of his family?s experience, two of his early drawings, and the only surviving photograph of himself from that time. How I Learned Geography is a 2009 Caldecott Honor Book and a 2009 Bank Street - Best Childrens Book of the Year. Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2008 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up Author: Uri Shulevitz Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux Dimensions: 10.42in length x 10.05in width x 0.33in height Weight: 12.8oz. Read More

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