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♪♫♪ Tis' the season to be jolly give a book, give a toy but most of all give from the heart. Give great books... The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers A delightful read out loud! Youur little one will be asking for you to read it again and again. I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan's stinky socks after t

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Handpicked gift ideas for you and the people you love. Give a great book... Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. And it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world. ― Neil Gaiman Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Set by Dr. Seuss A perfect gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss—The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, and Fox in Socks—will be cherished by young and old alike. Ideal for reading aloud or reading alone, they will begin a child on the adventure of a lifetime! Buy: http://www

Fun, quirky books we love to give to our not so uptight friends...

Treat yourself and your bff to great reads from ¡AyCaramba! books from the fun side of the shelf. A young, free-range chicken... A dominating, ravenous chef... Fifty recipes to make every dinner a turn-on... Fifty Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook by F.L. Fowler If you've been wondering what to get your sassy best friend who cracks the raunchiest jokes at the party and cooks fabulous meals in his/her spare time, look no further. Fifty Shades of Chicken is a spoof on the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Gray that replaces heroine Anastasia Steele with a big-breasted chicken and Christian Grey with the strong and competent hands of a very handsome chef. Yup, this cookbook definite

Kick back with a great book ...

Grab your favorite blankie, a cup of hot chocolate and check out a few our favorite picks for the season. The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains : A Tale of Travel and Darkness with Pictures of All Kinds by Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell You ask me if I can forgive myself?I can forgive myself . . . And so begins The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains, a haunting story of family, the otherworld, and a search for hidden treasure. This gorgeous full-color illustrated book version was born of a unique collaboration between New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman and renowned artist Eddie Campbell, who brought to vivid life the characters and landscape of Gaiman's award-winning st

Be that ray of sunshine...

Brighten someones day with a beautiful notecard from ¡AyCaramba! Watercolor Birds Note Card Set by Peter Pauper Press Write a lovely note to a friend or loved one with this beautiful set of cards. Featuring embossing and gloss highlights, it's the perfect way to show gratitude. Buy: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/2087158235/watercolor-birds-note-card-set-of-14 Music Note Cards by Peter Pauper Press Simple but elegant design features a white background with a musical note and the words ''This note's for you...'' in black. Buy: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/3869004001/music-note-card-set-of-14 " The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letter

Beautifully illustrated must-reads for parents and kids.

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. —Katherine Patterson SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL SYLVIA MENDEZ AND HER FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR DESEGREGATION By Duncan Tonatiuh Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic commu

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads...

Nom, Nom, Yum, YUM! I don't know about you, but when it starts getting cooler outdoors the oven and I tend get reacquanted! and yes, the elastic waisted pants always seem to make an appearance as well :-) This year, I'm going to master the art of the pie crust again. hint, hint. Seriously, I had it down once upon a time and poof its gone just like my waist line. Tried and true old faves: Easy As Pie: For Beginners & Experts by Benjamin Darling Pies seem somehow to be a quintessentially American dish, hence the expression “as American as apple pie” and the musical question, “Can she make a cherry pie, Charming Billy?” Pies recall a bygone age when they cooled on the kitchen windowsill an

Shop ¡AyCaramba! for awesome gift ideas from a galaxy far, far away...

'Who is more foolish? the fool, or the fool that follows him?' Star Wars Imperial Handbook (Deluxe Edition Hardcover) by Daniel Wallace Housed in a protective case that opens with lights and sounds, this never-before-seen Imperial Handbook is perfect for Star Wars fans no matter which side of the rebellion they re on. Buy it here: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/4172210621/star-wars%3A-imperial-handbook-deluxe-edition Star Wars: Frames by George Lucas An unprecedented, exquisite collection of defining moments from the revolutionary film series as seen through the eyes of its creator. Buy it here: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/2070637915/star-wars%3A-frames Darth Vader

Be prepared to fall in love with your favorite Harry Potter characters all over again!

"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light." — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay. The perfect gift for any fan of Potter or a child being introduced to this magical series! J. K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Start your collection today: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/4374500085/harry-potter-and-the-sorcerer's-stone%3A The Hogwarts Library (Harry Potter) by J.K. Rowling We are proud to offer the first boxed set of the complete Hogwarts Library, inclu

Fabulous gift ideas for your stylish best friend...

“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” ― Coco Chanel Savage Beauty by Alexander McQueen "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty "celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion." Buy it here: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/2394048781/alexander-mcqueen%3A-savage-beauty Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style by Jerome Gautier Gabrielle Coco Chanel was, without doubt, the most influential designer of the 20th century. This book honours her influence by celebrating the key elements that defined and still define her style through inspired pairings of class

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Open a book, open your heart... Luckily, the world isn't black and white. It's filled with color, it's filled with spice. Breathe it in, embrace it and celebrate life. Raising My Rainbow by Lori Duron Frank, heartfelt, and brutally funny account of her and her family's adventures of distress and happiness raising a gender-creative son. This is not only an outstanding book, it is a big step forward in making it a better world for all of us. Buy your copy here: http://www.aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/2343010671/raising-my-rainbow%3A-adventures-in-raising-a-son Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR UGLY CHILDREN is the story of how Gabe learns to be a g

The greatest gift is a passion for reading!

A book is a gift you can open again and again... Roger is Reading a Book by Koen Van Biesen This playful and engaging read-aloud from an award-winning Belgian author shows readers that shared activities can lead to rewarding friendships. Buy it here: aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/4345249855/roger-is-reading-a-book Children Make Terrible Pets by Peter Brown This is a great book for kids who love to catch wild animals and who always beg to keep them. Buy it here: aycaramba.us/#!product/prd1/2046002495/children-make-terrible-pets Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes by Elizabeth Hammill Truly an adventure in language, image, and imagination. A magnificent gift for litt

Whisk your little one into dreamland with these charming tales.

Reading is a very important part of your child's day. Not only does reading captivate their attention long enough for their bodies to relax, it also forms a bedtime ritual. Nothing beats a good book. Having time at the end of the day to snuggle together is time you will never get back again!. So grab a good book and READ!!! "Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud to young children promotes family bonding, encourages listening and language skills, and gives children a strong reading foundation." A Baby's Gift: Goodnight Moon and the Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd Packaged together in a must-have board-book gift box, perfect for the newest generation of readers. Buy it h

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