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Picture Books & Fun Ephemera

Picture Books & Fun Ephemera!

We have so many more picture books than we could possibly feature here. Come visit us!

If you know you want one of these books, email us at orders@bigbluemarblebooks.com

 
Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. $17.99

Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai's first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. $17.99

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts. $17.99

Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts. $17.99

 
Beautiful cut paper battery-powered nightlight in different designs. $10.99

Beautiful cut paper battery-powered nightlight in different designs. $10.99

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. $17.95

Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. $17.95

 
The Hidden Life of a Toad, a stunning nonfiction book photographed in Carpenters Woods and the Wissahickon. $17.99

The Hidden Life of a Toad, a stunning nonfiction book photographed in Carpenters Woods and the Wissahickon. $17.99

 
This staff and customer favorite is an incredibly sweet story about finding family when one feels different. $17.99

This staff and customer favorite is an incredibly sweet story about finding family when one feels different. $17.99

 
OMG WE SCREAMED WHEN THIS DOLL ARRIVED! Take Ada home with you! $20

OMG WE SCREAMED WHEN THIS DOLL ARRIVED! Take Ada home with you! $20

Eeboo backpacks, in just the right size for kids and three different designs, $44.99

Eeboo backpacks, in just the right size for kids and three different designs, $44.99

The Day the Crayons Quit finger puppet set. $25

The Day the Crayons Quit finger puppet set. $25

 
Take Pete home! $20

Take Pete home! $20

At last—here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!  $16.99

At last—here from the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!  $16.99

Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. $17.99

Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there! That is until the night before Nia’s seventh birthday, when nAlfie disappears! Then, in an innovative switch in point of view, we hear Alfie’s side of the story. $17.99

Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean! Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. $17.99

Join Pete the Cat in a brand-new story from New York Times bestselling author-illustrator team James and Kimberly Dean! Pete is learning a new dance—the Cool Cat Boogie! When he hears a groovy beat, he’s full of happy in his feet. $17.99

 
All of the sweet, gentle Frog and Toad stories in one hardcover collection. $11.99

All of the sweet, gentle Frog and Toad stories in one hardcover collection. $11.99

The complete stories of best friends George and Martha in one hardcover collection. $29.99

The complete stories of best friends George and Martha in one hardcover collection. $29.99

Everyone's favorite crocodille, even when he is green with envy. $11.99

Everyone's favorite crocodille, even when he is green with envy. $11.99

All of Curious George's stories in one special anniversary edition. $34.99

All of Curious George's stories in one special anniversary edition. $34.99

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 eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.  $16.99

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 eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble.  $16.99

 
Plush, huggable, lovable. $18

Plush, huggable, lovable. $18

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . .  $18.99

News alert! It has just been discovered that there are NO MORE TACOS left anywhere in the world. This is a huge problem because, as you know, dragons love tacos. If only there was a way for the dragons to travel back in time, to before tacos went extinct. Then they could grab lots of tacos and bring them back! It’s the perfect plan, as long as there’s no spicy salsa. You remember what happened last time . . .  $18.99

Gift set with mini-hardcover and small dragon. $17.99

Gift set with mini-hardcover and small dragon. $17.99

Mini-doll set, available 12/01. $25

Mini-doll set, available 12/01. $25

 
Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. $17.99

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. $17.99

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.  $19.99

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it’s big), or a guide to all of humanity (don’t be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents.  $19.99

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. $18.99

The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of choosing kind to younger readers with this gorgeous picture book, featuring Auggie and Daisy on an original adventure, written and illustrated by R. J. Palacio. $18.99

 
Soft plush Uni. $18

Soft plush Uni. $18

 
We have a collection of animal-themed musical instruments including castanets, harmonicas, xylophones, and ukeleles.

We have a collection of animal-themed musical instruments including castanets, harmonicas, xylophones, and ukeleles.

Paperdoll sets from Eeboo. Each contains two different dolls on thick paper, backgrounds, and clothes.

Paperdoll sets from Eeboo. Each contains two different dolls on thick paper, backgrounds, and clothes.

 
Need some crafty fun? We have a broad range of craft sets from Djeco, for ages 3 - 12.

Need some crafty fun? We have a broad range of craft sets from Djeco, for ages 3 - 12.

Ladybug Girl fans in your life? We have this great plush doll. $18

Ladybug Girl fans in your life? We have this great plush doll. $18

When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. $16.99

When a little boy throws a coin in a well asking for a pet unicorn, he has no idea what kind of trouble he's in for. Unbeknownst to him, unicorns make the absolutely worst pets: they shed, they poke holes in your ceiling, and they make a big mess. $16.99

The catawampus cat walks with a slant. And his skewed point of view has everyone in town looking at everything with fresh eyes. Even Bushy Brows Billiam who never notices anything, including what time class is over, spots the catawampus cat, and now he’s a star student! And when the town librarian sees the catawampus cat, she pulls the “wrong” book from the shelf, sending her into a life of adventure. The catawampus cat is in town and everything is about to change.$16.99

The catawampus cat walks with a slant. And his skewed point of view has everyone in town looking at everything with fresh eyes. Even Bushy Brows Billiam who never notices anything, including what time class is over, spots the catawampus cat, and now he’s a star student! And when the town librarian sees the catawampus cat, she pulls the “wrong” book from the shelf, sending her into a life of adventure. The catawampus cat is in town and everything is about to change.$16.99

You are not my mother, said the wolf pup. I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe. A beautiful new book from Kate Banks, about how we love across differences. Particularly stunning for adoptive and foster famiies. $17.99

You are not my mother, said the wolf pup.
I am not your mother, said the polar bear, but I can cuddle you and keep you safe.

A beautiful new book from Kate Banks, about how we love across differences. Particularly stunning for adoptive and foster famiies. $17.99

We have dozens of different sets of colored pencils and markers!

We have dozens of different sets of colored pencils and markers!

This is an unconventional winter story about a little girl with a big imagination. She and her mischievous friend have an adventure and make new friends along the way!  ***Caution: this story may contain violence against snowmen and may not be suitable for snowmen and advocates for snowmen.***  $10

This is an unconventional winter story about a little girl with a big imagination. She and her mischievous friend have an adventure and make new friends along the way!  ***Caution: this story may contain violence against snowmen and may not be suitable for snowmen and advocates for snowmen.***  $10

It's no big surprise that the Kraken has no friends, but he is TIRED OF IT. With a bad temper and a knack for destruction, his talent for meeting new fish is...not so seaworthy. He finds hope when another monster of the deep, a great white shark, offers him some RULES FOR MAKING FRIENDS. Will these rules help the most terrifying monster of the deep make a new chum? $18.95

It's no big surprise that the Kraken has no friends, but he is TIRED OF IT. With a bad temper and a knack for destruction, his talent for meeting new fish is...not so seaworthy. He finds hope when another monster of the deep, a great white shark, offers him some RULES FOR MAKING FRIENDS. Will these rules help the most terrifying monster of the deep make a new chum? $18.95

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. $17.99

Chelsea Clinton introduces tiny feminists, mini activists and little kids who are ready to take on the world to thirteen inspirational women who never took no for an answer, and who always, inevitably and without fail, persisted. $17.99

Check our Games shelf for sets of alphabet cards and so much more.

Check our Games shelf for sets of alphabet cards and so much more.