Books for Kids & Youth
No Fear Shakespeare: A Companion
This companion gives you the straight scoop on everything you really need to know about Shakespeare, including: what's so great about Shakespeare, how did he get so smart, five mysteries of his life and why they matter, Shakespeare's world, theatre, language, and the five greatest Shakespearean characters. Softcover, 290 pp. $10.95.
Hamlet: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels
William Shakespeare & Neil Babra
With his father murdered and the murderer crowned king, Prince Hamlet struggles to deliver justice on his own terms even as the rest of the world writes him off as a madman. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Neil Babra recreates Shakespeare's classic play. Softcover, 207 pp. $10.95.
Macbeth: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels
William Shakespeare & Ken Hoshine
The only Shakespeare play with a villain for its hero, Macbeth takes us deep inside the mind and conscience of a murderer. In this bold and inventive graphic novel, the artist Ken Hoshine recreates Shakespeare's classic play. Softcover, 193 pp. $10.95.
Romeo and Juliet: No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels
Have you ever found yourself looking at a Shakespeare play, then down at the footnotes, then back at the play, and still not understanding? You know what the individual words mean, but they don't add up. SparkNotes' No Fear Shakespeare will help you break through all that. Put the pieces together with our easy-to-read translations. Soon you'll be reading Shakespeare's own words fearlessly--and actually enjoying it. Softcover, 287 pp. $10.95.
The Young Reader's Shakespeare: Julius Caesar
Adam McKeown & Janet Hamlin
Rich in both political and personal conflict, Julius Caesar speaks its message as forcefully today as when William Shakespeare first wrote it more than four hundred years ago. Loved by the people, feared by his fellow politicians, Caesar stirs passionate feelings among all those he rules. And some of his subjects will stop at nothing to remove him from power. This compelling and beautifully illustrated drama is presented in a bold new retelling that includes frequently asked questions and a list of characters to help a child fully understand the plot of Shakespeare's great political drama. Hardcover, 80 pp. $15.95.
Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare
Edited by David Scott Kastan & Marina Kastan
William Shakespeare's verses -- illustrated in remarkable color illustrations -- encourage, fascinate, provoke laughter, and inspire deep feelings in readers. His classic lines move us as much today as when Shakespeare first wrote them, from "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" to "Double, double, toil, and trouble." Softcover, 46 pp. $7.50.
Don't just get dressed -- get dressed up! With 50 amazing costume ideas, you
can transform yourself into a giant, a robot, or dozens of other creative characters.
Create sensational outfits for parties, trick-or-treating, or just for fun with
these simple step-by-step instructions. Softcover, 48 pp. $16.99.
Christmas in New York: A Pop-Up Book
This interactive pop-up book makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves
the holiday traditions that originated in New York -- from the lighting
1111111of the tree in Rockefeller Center to watching the ball drop on
New Year's eve in Times Square. Its unique construction combines original
Chuck Fischer with photographs of famous New York City landmarks. Hardcover,
12 pp. $47.00.
Shakespeare's Globe: An Interactive Pop-Up Theatre
Toby Forward & Juan Wigngaard
Open this book to reveal an amazing pop-up model of the greatest theatre
in the world -- the Globe, just as it appeared in Shakespeare's time.
Richard Burbage, the leading actor of the King's Men, will be your
guide as you
admire the great columns, climb into the galleries, and peer backstage.
And then with the play books and punch out characters, you can call
Shakespeare's characters to the stage and perform scenes from some
of his most celebrated
Othello: The Young Reader's Shakespeare
Passion, deceit, and manipulation lie at the heart of Othello,
a chilling tale of misplaced jealousy and wasted love. This adaptation of Shakespeare's
classic play will delight and inspire young readers. Beautifully illustrated
in colour. Hardcover, 96 pp. $21.95.
Oscar Wilde: Stories for Young Children
Known for his sparkling wit and zest for life, Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) turns
his sharp humor towards stories for young readers with five unforgettable, modern-day
fairy tales about selflessness, beauty, and the search for love. Filled with
moving, memorable characters and Wilde's rich, colourful language, this enchanting
collection, complete with charming illustrations, is sure to delight your family
for generations to come. Hardcover, 80 pp. $21.95.
The Art of Maurice Sendak 1980 to the Present
Although he is most widely recognized for his Caldecott-winning
The Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak has a body of work far wider than the
arena of children's books. This abundantly illustrated book, with text by Tony
Kushner, pays tribute to Sendak's far-ranging efforts, and offers insight into
imagination. Hardcover, 223 pp. $95.00.
It is easy to change your face with face paint, or to put a temporary
tattoo on your body. This book cleary illustrates the basics of make-up
artistry and includes instructions for creating dozens of designs.
Go wild, glamorous, or funky with face and body painting! Softcover,
96 pp. $14.95.
The 13 unique masks described inside are made from easy-to-find materials,
are simple to make and are loads of fun to decorate. Whether it's for a Halloween
party, a school play or just for dress-up, a little imagination is all that
it takes to conceal your face and reveal someone new in your place! Hardcover,
40 pp. $14.95.
Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes & Masquerade
In this delightful photo-essay, photographer Phyllis Galembo chronicles more
than 100 years of American Halloween costumes and masquerade. Supplementing
the photos are 3 intriging essays by Mark Alice Durant, Valerie Steele, and
the photographer herself. Hardcover, 127 pp., $39.95.
Cinderlily: A Floral Fairy Tale
David Ellwand and Christine Tagg
With singular vision and a wave of his digital wand, David Ellwand
directs a delightfully expressive cast in this unique floral production
of a classic fairy story. Cinderlily is sure to enchant lovers
of fairy tales, flowers, fancy, and fun. Hardcover, $23.99.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This is the latest in the amazing series of pop-up books by the master -- Robert
Sabuda. Faithful to the original story this is an amazing creation which fascinates
all who look at it and read it. Perfect for kids, their parents and grandparents.
Imagine A Night
This is another fascinating gift for young readers who love storytelling. It
is a book of exquisite original drawings which inspire the imagination. "Imagine
a night when you can ride your bike up the stairs to your bed. Imagine a night
when a farmer plays a lullaby on his fiddle and his field of sunflowers begins
to dip and sway to the rhythm." $25.00.
Cirque du Soleil: Parade of Colors
Gathered here inside these pages are colors galore and rhymes for all ages.
This spirited introduction to Cirque de Soleil will pique the imagination
of readers of all ages. Hardcover 32 pp. $24.95.
Mikhail Baryshnikov's Stories From My Childhood
Joan Borsten & Oleg Vidov
Simple lessons are embodied in each of the tales which are included in this
rich volume. The young, and the young at heart, will be charmed by this beautifully
illustrated, handsome collection. With an introduction by Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Hardcover, 128 pp., $39.95.
A Guide to Canadian Children's Books
Deidre Baker and Ken Setterington
This guide, unique in Canada, is an entertaining and informative
selection of some or the best books produced by the country's writers
and illustrators. Features include: over 500 recommended titles, critical
assessments and advice, detailed indexes for authors, titles, subject
matter, and settings, bibliographic details, and much more. Hardcover,
350 pp. $34.99.
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