Great Books for the Easter Basket

Where's Waldo Activity Book

Where’s Waldo? The Treasure Hunt Activity Book

Join Waldo and friends on four fantastic adventures in search of treasures—while doing activities and solving puzzles using brain power and a pen.

Seek out four lost treasures (a shell, a gem, a feather, and a star) as you play games at sea, across landscapes, up in the sky, and in outer space. Divided into four journeys, this hands-on book is packed with hundreds of searches as well as mazes, word puzzles, matching games, quizzes, spot-the-difference activities, riddles, tangle line teasers, and more. Add the end-of-book checklists with lots of extra things to find and you have hours of mind-bending fun to return to again and again. Tremendous!

Contains over 200 Fantastic Stickers

Recommended for kids ages 5-9. (We also think adults would have some fun with this book!)


My Very First Mother Goose

My Very First Mother Goose

To a small child, words are magical. And the most magical of all are the beloved, venerable words of Mother Goose. Now folklorist Iona Opie has gathered more than sixty treasured rhymes in their most perfect, honest form. From “Hey Diddle, Diddle” and “Pat-a-Cake” to “Little Jack Horner” and “Pussycat, Pussycat,” these are familiar verses that have been passed from parent to child for generations; these are the rhymes that are every child’s birthright.

With watercolors by Rosemary Wells that may prove equally enduring, MY VERY FIRST MOTHER GOOSE captures the simple joy and the sly humor that are the essence of Mother Goose. Parents and children will find themselves exploring this volume together, savoring delightful details and funny surprises on every page. This is a book that promises hours of quiet smiles and merry grins for readers of all ages.

Recommended for ages 2 and up.


Recipes for Play

Recipes for Play

An important part of childhood is being curious and trying out new experiences. What do things taste, feel, smell, sound like? What happens when you add red to blue, mix earth with water, or drop a blob of paint from a great height? These childhood experiments are vital for development and provide hours of entertainment.

Recipes for Play contains easy and inexpensive ideas for engaging your child’s senses. Many wonderful hours can be spent playing with natural ingredients found in your kitchen cupboard or backyard garden. Make your own face paint in minutes, whip up a batch of oozy slime, create clouds of color with rainbow rice, and so much more.

Sisters Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener have created Recipes for Play for parents and teachers―or anyone with a child in their life―who want to encourage tactile learning but don’t want their lives to be controlled by chaos. Each recipe has easy-to-follow instructions for setting up activities and simple steps for cleaning up once the fun is finished.


Here to There and Me to You

What is a bridge? Is it just a structure to connect one point of land with another? Or is it much more?

Bridges are some of the most fascinating structures in our landscape, and they come in all forms. From towering suspension bridges to humble stone crossings, this book visits them all in sweet, bouncing text with expository sidebars. But while bridges can be quite grand, this reminds us that their main purpose is bringing people together. This is perfect for budding architects, as well as readers who can relate to having loved ones who live far away.

But out of all the world’s bridges, it may be that te best bridge is the simplest one of all.