Hardcover Books

Enduring Literature for Children
Mondo has a wonderful collection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry titles available in hardcover for children in Grades K-5. Our authors and illustrators have been chosen with meticulous care and attention, ensuring that our selection of titles covers a wide range of topics that will stimulate and inspire children's interest in literature.
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KEY FEATURES
  • Many favorite, award-winning authors and artists are included, from Mem Fox and Mary Ann Hoberman to Brian Karas and Kevin O’Malley.
  • A wide range of topics and text types are offered.
  • High-quality bindings stand up to repeated use.
  • Books range in interest levels from picture books to upper elementary fantasy.
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America's Mountains
Mountains are located all over America, but do you really know what makes a mountain a mountain? How mountains are formed? And what grows and lives on a mountain? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive yet easy-to-read introduction to mountains. Level V. Learn more >
Bread Song
In an old seaport, down a zigzag street, there are two little shops. One sells bread. The other sells food the way it is cooked in Thailand. Young Chamnan is new to this strange land. He feels shy about speaking to others in the difficult language that his grandfather is teaching him, until the day that Alison the baker invites him to witness something simply magical. Level Q. Learn more >
Exploring Saltwater Habitats
Presents a tremendous variety of saltwater habitats and animal life. Each habitat is presented the same format. Level P. Learn more >
Grand Central Terminal: Gateway to New York City
The many stories behind the great terminal in New York, now restored to its full architectural splendor. Level U. Learn more >
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51364 A Bedtime Story Bedtime is the perfect time to read a story, ad that's exactly what Polly and Bear Rabbit want to do. Are Mom and Dad ready? Hardcover
$13.95
31727 A Lion for Michael It's Michael's birthday and his older sister, Daniella, gives him his favorite present, a T-shirt with a picture of a lion on the front. Imagine Michael's surprise when he wakes up later that night to discover that lion is no longer on it. Michael wants his lion to return. But his lion wants to be a ferocious one, not a nice, sweet one sitting quietly on a T-shirt. Hardcover
$15.95
57184 A Manual of House Monsters They live in your home, but they weren't invited. They're usually invisible, so you'll have to really search for them. They're always up to something. They tug at you and make you do strange things Hardcover
$15.95
31719 A Manual Of House Monsters II We meet Enviola, the monster of jealousy; the Bicker Twins, Rabble and Rouser; Pharmaceutica, the queen of hypochondria; the sweet-toothed Sucretia Sisters; the always-late Tardyanna, and many more. Hardcover
$15.95
48702 America's Mountains Mountains are located all over America, but do you really know what makes a mountain a mountain? How mountains are formed? And what grows and lives on a mountain? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this comprehensive yet easy-to-read introduction to mountains. Hardcover
$16.95
31437 Ashes for Gold When Thomas tricks a friend Pancho into believing he can get rich selling ashes, Pancho looks like a fool. Or does he? This humorous tale has a surprise ending and is filled with the warmth of Mexico. Hardcover
$9.95
5004X Baba Yaga This haunting story of the evil Baba Yaga and the clever little girl who escapes her clutches is retold in rhyme and illustrated in striking watercolors. Hardcover
$13.95
61114 Blueberry Mouse The Blueberry Mouse lives in a great house- a blueberry pie! The pie keeps her warm and dry, and she always has plenty to eat. And eat she does! The Blueberry Mouse cheerfully nibbles her blueberry table, the blueberry floor, her blueberry bed and the blueberry doors! The Blueberry Mouse starts nibbling at her blueberry walls, her roof- and her delicious pie home- collapses! What will the Blueberry Mouse do? Hardcover
$15.95
60002 Bread Song In an old seaport, down a zigzag street, there are two little shops. One sells bread. The other sells food the way it is cooked in Thailand. Young Chamnan is new to this strange land. He feels shy sbout speaking to others in the difficult language that his grandfather is teaching him, until the day that Alison the baker invites him to witness something simply magical. Hardcover
$15.95
44782 Buster Buster is a pretty typical firefly. He has wings. He can fly. But Buster has a big problem. His tail won't light up, no matter what he does. His mom's tails lights up, and his dad's tail lights up. All of his brothers' and sisters' tails light up. Buster's mom tells him to be patient - one day, his tail will light up, too. Despite her words of wisdom, Buster still feels sad and discouraged that he isn't just like everyone else. But when a neighborhood boy traps Buster's many brothers and sisters in a cage, will Buster's shortcomings actually work to his advantage? Hardcover
$15.95
52301 Could We Be Friends? Poems for Pals In these 24 poems by Bobbi Katz, children will find reflections of their own experiences. They'll find both funny poems and poignant poems about things that happen to them every day. Hardcover
$15.95
43905 Dreams by Day Dreams by Night: An Anthology of Poems and Photographs Think about your own dreams as you read evocative poems by Langston Hughes, Jane Yolen, Shel Silverstein, Nikki Grimes, Douglas Florian, Judith Viorst, and other renowned writers and poets. Never lose sight of your dreams Hardcover
$15.95
45843 Eaglesmount: The Emerald Throne Return to the world of the Eaglesmount trilogy with The Emerald Throne, the second installment in this action-packed series. The powerful Lord Owl has hatched an evil plan to seize the emerald throne of the legendary eagle kings. Can Vair and his companions stop him? Hardcover
$15.95
4586X Eaglesmount: The Lake of Darkness The final book in the Eaglesmount trilogy. The Lord Owl's power is spreading through the land of Riverbourne like a sickness. The brave young pine marten Vair and his friends have no choice; they must march north to Owlswater and face the Lord Owl. Hardcover
$15.95
44758 Eaglesmount: The Silver Horn The first action-packed book of the Eaglesmount Trilogy. Vair is a brave young pine marten and a fine swordfighter, eager for his first challenge at the water meet summer fair. But Vair meets his match sooner than expected when he's captured by a silver fox and his bloodthirsty gang. These brutal bandits are no ordinary thieves, and more is at risk than Vair can imagine. Hardcover
$15.95
31429 Er-Lang and the Suns The people of China suffer from the burning heat of the seven suns until Er-Lang uses his courage, strength, and wisdom to save his people. Hardcover
$9.95
31453 Exploring Freshwater Habitats This book encourages students to explore such freshwater habitats as rivers, lake, and marshes. Each habitat is presented in the same format. Hardcover
$9.95
31488 Exploring Land Habitats This book invites students to explore such land habitats as forests, deserts, and tundras. Each habitat is presented the same format. Hardcover
$9.95
31461 Exploring Saltwater Habitats Presents a tremendous variety of saltwater habitats and animal life. Hardcover
$9.95
3147X Exploring Tree Habitats Hardcover
$9.95
48699 Fins and Flippers, Scales and Nippers Through puzzling and fact-filled brainteasers written in verse, children can examine and discover the unique and interesting inhabitants of Earth's vast oceans. The fun question and answer format will keep kids guessing while learning about all of the ordinary and extraordinary wonders of the marine world. Hardcover
$15.95
41953 Francis Scott Key and "The Star Spangled Banner" Every day, all across the United States, people proudly sing "The Start Spangled Banner". But most people don't know the fascinating story behind out national anthem. In this simply told picture book, young readers will learn about Francis Scott Key, a lawyer who was inspired to write the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" after witnessing the attack on Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. A perfect introduction to a key event in United States history, this is a story of courage, friendship, and patriotism that every American should know. A musical song sheet is included at the conclusion of the story so that readers can sing as well as read. Hardcover
$15.95
4491X Grand Central Terminal: Gateway to New York City The many stories behind the great terminal in New York, now restored to its full architectural splendor. Level U. Hardcover
$16.95
5651X Hairy Tuesday Three-year old Michael would rather do anything than have his hair washed. Find out what happens to make Tuesdays a little less hairy in this hilarious whirlwind adventure. Hardcover
$15.95
60428 Herbert Fieldmouse: Secret Agent Get in on the adventure with this fast-paced story that features stylish retro, cartoon-like illustrations, and a clever, whimsical text. The bold design adds elements of drama to the story while shyly evoking the great detective tales of the past. Young readers will be on the edge of their seats at the suspense builds to the surprising finale...one that will amuse and satisfy at the same time! Perfect as a read-aloud or for sharing one-on-one. Hardcover
$15.95
60029 Hotel Jungle Willamina and Pete are having a great time on vacation with their parents at the exotic Hotel Jungle, so Willamina sends a postcard to her best friend Susannah that convinces her friend's parents to book a trip to Hotel Jungle. But when the family arrives, the guests are nowhere to be found,and a troop of baboons has taken over the hotel! Hardcover
$15.95
41961 I Have Feelings! Young readers will identify with the adorable star of this charming new picture book as he goes through his emotion-filled day. While reading, children will learn how to express all of the emotions they feel- happy, proud, sad, scared - but may not know how to communicate. Featuring Jana Novotny Hunter's bouncy, rhythmic text and Sue Porter's captivating water-colored illustrations, this essential book is guaranteed to enchant children of all ages. Wonderful for sharing one-on-one or as a read aloud! Hardcover
$15.95
44480 If Peace Is…. What is Peace? To each person, it is something different. It is a bell ringing so all the world can hear it, or it is a special gift to be opened with care. Peace can be a candle that is lit at night to keep the darkness away, and treasure to be searched for everywhere. Peace is all of these things, and much more - a hand waved in friendship, a kind word or deed done without asking anything in return. Peace means that all of us on earth may find our own ways to love, protect, and care for each other. Hardcover
$15.95
58393 Ivy's Journal Take a peek inside Ivy's Journal. Travel with her to Mexico. See what she sees. Do what she does. Go where she goes. Follow her on her surprising adventure. Hardcover
$15.95
41864 Jake Greenthumb Jake Greenthumb has a knack for making any kind of plant grow. When his neighbors need help with their ailing plants, they take them to Jake so he can nurture them back to health. Some days it seems like everyone in town has a plant that needs his special touch- form Mr. Vine, who gives Jake an ivy plant that will not climb, to Dr. Cone, whose pine tree will just not grow. Jake accepts them all, despite warnings form his mother that one day the house will turn into a jungle. Jake thinks his mom is kidding... but is she? Hardcover
$15.95
50287 Jewels Children's Play Rhymes Great for jumping rope, bouncing a ball, clapping and counting, or just shouting out loud, here are 21 favorite play rhymes collected form around the world. Add Teresa Farr's vibrant oil pastels and you get a collection that’s bursting with energy and jut begging to be shared. Hardcover
$13.95
58113 Journey to a New Land: An Oral History An oral history is a story passed down from generation to generation, often changing slightly in each retelling. Elda Willitts came to America in 1916 at the age of seven. This book is her oral history. Hardcover
$15.95
4197X Lenny and Tweek Lenny posts a note, looking for a friend. Along comes Tweek, who fills in until Lenny’s friend arrives. Hardcover
$15.95
45827 Leo and Lester When Lester and his friend Leo decide to go to town together one day. Lester's grandmother reminds him to behave. "There's more to good manners?" Lester decides to try out his new skateboard while carrying all of his shopping bags…what a mess! While they're eating lunch, Lester blows bubbles in his soda and knocks over the table! And during a visit to the park, Lester gets tangled in his kite string and trips, knocking down someone's sandcastle! Lester makes lots of mistakes, but as the day wears on, he begins to learn more about the right way to behave, thanks to Leo's simple lessons...and practice. Hardcover
$15.95
55602 Lucy Takes A Holiday It was as hot summer day, and everything was going wrong. First Lucy had to fetch a ball about a hundred times. Then she had to chase after a Frisbee for what seemed forever. Dog tired, Lucy finally lay down for some rest. It was then that someone gave her tail a tug. Hardcover
$15.95
41929 Milo and the Fire Engine Parade Milo and his big sister Sam are grounded-again-after Milo's dog Wolf runs away through an open gate, chases the paperboy, and eats a neighbor's newspaper! Milo and Sam sit on their front porch, disappointed that they are going to miss the big Fire Engine Parade. It's not long, though, before Wolf gets loose one more time...and Milo races after him, forgetting all about being grounded. Calamity ensues when Milo tries to catch up with Wolf. Will the mischievous Wolf somehow enable Milo and Sam to see the parade after all? Hardcover
$13.95
61130 Milo and the Flapjack Fiasco Hardcover
$13.95
41872 Milo and the Greatest Trick Ever! Milo and his friend Annie are excited - they're going to put on a show for the kids in the neighborhood! They plan to amaze everyone with all of their favorite tricks. Annie will stand on her head, wiggle her ears, and roll her eyes. And Milo will walk on his hands all the way across the yard. Milo even plans on making Rainbow, a friendly stray cat, disappear! But Rainbow will end up performing the greatest trick of all...surprising everyone, even Milo and Annie. Hardcover
$13.95
38578 Monster Countdown His house is full of monsters! They keep him on the run. If you're ready for a countdown, Let's go from ten to one! Do not fear these monsters. They're out for fun. From the basement to the attic, Count backwards 'til you're done! Hardcover
$15.95
51283 Morning, Noon and Night Exuberant and funny, thoughtful and empowering here' a poetry collection that's as universal as childhood itself. Teacher Sharon Taberski has selected 29 favorites from poems by Ogden Nash to anonymous rhymes. Collages by Nancy Doniger mirror the energy of the language. Hardcover
$14.95
56269 Mr. Cuckoo Day and night, rain or shine, Mr. Cuckoo chants the hours, the quarters-past, the halves-past, and the quarters-to, just as he has pledged. And when he is not busy cuckooing, he oils the chains and gears of his clock, cleans the windows and shutters of his house, and waters the roses that grow in the garden. Hardcover
$15.95
60088 My Imagination Kit What's the cure for a wet, rainy day? Imagination, of course! A young child discovers how to make an ordinary day extraordinary with just a few strokes of color from a box of crayons. Hardcover
$15.95
57109 My Lucky Hat Frank's lucky hat helped him to win two tickets to the Knights baseball game. Now it's the bottom of the ninth inning. There are two players on base, two out, and the batter has two strikes. The knights are going to need some lick of their own to win this game. Hardcover
$15.95
38551 Nestor Stay away from hedgehogs because they prickle…alligators because they bite… and elephants because they're big and careless and clumsy and might step on you! When little Nestor goes fishing in the river by himself, he is careful to avoid all the dangerous animals his father warned him about. But when Nestor falls into the river, its an elephant that pulls him out and saves him, and they become friends forever! Hardcover
$15.95
60061 Nicolaus Copernicus, The Earth is a Planet Here is the story of noted scientist and astronomer Nicholaus Copernicus, who, with his extensive research and controversial writings, ultimately challeneged the way people viewed the Universe for ages. Born in the year 1473 in Poland, Copernicus was interested in science from a young age. He especially liked looking at the stars, and his favorite subject in while attending school was astronomy. But Copernicus disagreed with what he was taught a as student. His teachers claimed that the Earth remained stationary while the heavenly bodies circled it. Copernicus believed that the Earth moved and spun on it's own. Young readers will be fascinated as they learn the details behind Copernicus's theories, why it took him over 30 years to finally publish a book on his findings, and how it took many years after that for people to accept his views as fact. Simply written and featuring full-color illustrations throughout, this inspirational and fascinating book is one of the few offered on the topic. Hardcover
$15.95
56498 On Top Of the World In this cozy and endearing story, four brave toys- Bear, Rabbit, Mimi, and Peep - venture into the garden and enjoy a taste of freedom. It is a special night they will remember forever. Hardcover
$15.95
41910 Our National Treasures National treasures are located in every part of our country, from the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor and the White House in Washington, DC, to the Levi Coffin House (a stop on the Underground Railroad) in Fountain City, Indiana, and Virginia City, Montana, a gold-mining town. Some of the national treasures highlighted in this easy-to-read book are well known, and a few are little known, but each relates important information about our country's past-as well as our hopes and dreams for the future. Young readers will be proud to learn more about each treasure through comprehensive yet concise descriptions on each landmark, as well as stunning full-color photographs. The book also includes a full-color map of the United States with the location of each national treasure marked for easy reference. Hardcover
$15.95
50139 Peter's Painting Peter loves to paint. And as he paints, he breathes life into his art, until one day when he steps through his painting and into the world he's created. Hardcover
$13.95
31658 Pheasant and Kingfisher This creation tale from the Australian Aborigines is a wonderful addition to folklore collections. Retold by a leading anthropologist, it's illustrated with stunning, symbolic art by an Aboriginal artist. Includes special nonfiction section. Hardcover
$9.95
54320 Rainbows of the Sea Striking paper sculptures add a magical touch to magnificent sea creatures and plants that seem to dance in the deepest corners of the ocean. Hardcover
$15.95
41945 Right Outside My Window Acclaimed author Mary Ann Hoberman warmly introduces the seasons- spring, summer, winter, and fall - in this enchanting new picture book for young children. There's always something new to see outside the window, such as baby birds learning to fly, colorful leaves falling gently to the ground, and snowflakes tumbling soft and white. Each page depicts a changing season with simple, rhyming text and beautiful , soothing artwork. Children will feel a sense of renewal as each season passes into the next, and will learn to anticipate and recognize changes in nature. Culminating in a tender good-night wish, this book is perfect to share every day-and every night- of the year! Hardcover
$15.95
57192 Round and Square The setting sun is round and so is the rising moon. A wheel must always be round or you would never be able to get anywhere. A book can be square and so can a box. Look at a bear and look at a hare, are they square? Hardcover
$15.95
50007 Rumpelstiltskin Picture words turn this story into a puzzle to share and solve together. It's a wonderful way to involve young readers and makes this book a great choice for sharing. The rich gold foil stamping and unique approach to storytelling make this a special gift. Hardcover
$13.95
41899 Signs Of Spring Spring is in the air! That's what Lucy declares when she walks to school one day with her best friends Zak and Henry. On the way, Lucy spots some early signs if changing season, including a twig with buds, a robin's feather, and a blade of bright green grass. Lucy even finds the first crocus of the season! Lucy puts everything in her pocket for later. Once the friends arrive at school, the teacher announces it's time for show and tell. Lucy is dismayed. She has forgotten to bring something special.. but has she? Hardcover
$15.95
60177 Simon Can't Say Hippopotamus Learning is hard work, and like Simon, everyone learns at his or her own pace. This gentle, reassuring story celebrates the accomplishments we all make every day, no matter how big-or small. Hardcover
$14.95
56218 Sometimes I Feel Like A Storm Cloud This story takes readers through the everyday ups and downs of the extreme feelings of childhood. Hardcover
$15.95
51313 Somewhere Somewhere in the world, something wondrous happens, every minute, day or night: a raindrop forms, a star lights up the night, a whale echoes a sound Hardcover
$13.95
57230 Songs of Myself: An Anthology of Poems and Art Poetry expert Georgia Heard has selected 12 poems and one song that reflect the feelings one has about being oneself. There are poems by Karla Kuskin, Shel Silverstein, George Heard herself, and even William Shakespeare! Hardcover
$15.95
57451 Sounds of a Summer Night This lyrical book takes you through the progression of a summer evening. Everything around you quiets down and moves slowly. The light of day disappears and fireflies now light up the evening sky. Some sounds, like the ticking of a clock, are louder than before. You drift slowly off to sleep only to be awaken by a sound. Could it be morning already? Hardcover
$15.95
52026 Spirit of Hope The Fairweather family loves their little house. They are devastated when they are told they have to move. How will they cope with this news? Hardcover
$14.95
49989 Tea Leaves Beautifully written and wonderfully illustrated, Tea Leaves is hopeful, uplifting, and provides a fascinating glimpse culture for young readers. Hardcover
$15.95
60622 The Big Rock Candy Mountain Join in on the fun with this spirited retelling of a classic children's folk song from the 1920s! On the Big Rock Candy Mountain, there's no better place for kids. There are lemonade springs, lollipop trees, jellybean bushes… Spirited verse and mouth-watering, colorful artwork add to the enjoyment of this story. Hardcover
$15.95
51402 The Royal Drum: An Ashanti Tale A read-aloud rebus treasure form the Ashanti in Ghana Hardcover
$14.95
52069 The Straight Line Wonder Three straight lines are the best of friends. But when one o them gets tired of being straight all of the time, his friends are embarrassed and run off, leaving him alone. What happens next will enchant and delight all who read this tale about the value of being true to yourself. Hardcover
$15.95
31410 The Sun, the Wind, and Tashira: A Hottentot Tale from Africa Tashira loves everything in nature, but the wind is jealous because it wants all Tashira's admiration. Hardcover
$9.95
52107 Thinking About Ants You might be black, blue, brown, red. You would have six legs and a body with just three parts. You might live inside a dead tree or under a rock. Rain, toads, and even other ants might be your enemies. When you put yourself in n ant's place an think about things from the ant's point of view, the world is quite different. Hardcover
$15.95
44464 Toy Trouble Uh, Oh! Zack wakes up one morning to find that Bronto, his favorite bedtime toy, is missing from his bed! But where could Bronto be? How could a bright green dinosaur just disappear? Luckily, Zack enlists the help of his good friends Lucy and Henry to help him with his search. But first they must clean up his very messy room! With the three friends working together, the search soon turns into fun. And Zack is cheered up when his friends offer to give him their favorite nigh time toys. But those toys are not his special Bronto- will Zack find him before bedtime? Hardcover
$14.95
56439 Tuttle's Shell Tuttle the turtle, hiding inside a pumpkin, sets off the search for his stolen shell. along the way a crowd of friends gather to help, but it is Tuttle himself who tricks the thief and recovers the shell. Humorous illustrations add to the fun of this lively adventure. Hardcover
$15.95
43883 Way To Go, Winky Blue! When The Royal Rascals from Rosie's favorite television show arrive in Oakdale to film an episode, Rosie thinks her big dream of stardom for her pet parakeet Winky Blue will finally come true. Hardcover
$13.95
58415 What's Happening? A Book of Explanations What's Happening? Explains all this and much more. With clear, concise, step-by-step descriptions and full-color, easy to understand illustrations, this book describes how everyday objects work. Hardcover
$15.95
51658 Where Does the Butterfly Go When It Rains? May Garelick's rhythmic text explores what happens to various animals when it rains. Where do they go? What do they do? Nicholas Wilton's illustrations are rich visual experiences that haunt the reader like an illusive dream. Hardcover
$15.95
5553X Who Likes It Hot? The poetic text and rich illustrations invite young readers to swat, plunk, crawl, slither, and flit their way through a hot summer day to discover hot habitats and the animals who love them. Hardcover
$15.95
60606 Wiley and Jasper Wiley, a little boy, lives next door to Jasper, his grandfather’s dog. They both pretend to be big and brave, but each is afraid of the other. One day, while celebrating Grandpa's birthday with a picnic, something happens that changes things forever. Hardcover
$15.95
44456 Willie Covan Loved to Dance The true story of a spirited tap dancer who performed in Wild West saloons, minstrel shows, and vaudeville. With his one-of-a-kind style, Willie danced across social barriers right into history-tapping his way to the top. Hardcover
$15.95
45886 Winky Blue Goes Wild! When Rosie, her class, and their pets travel to New York City's Museum of Natural History to take part in an unusual contest, Rosie-and her pet parakeet, WInky-get more than they bargained for. Just as the contest begins, Cinnamon, the pet gerbil, escapes along with a precious museum jewel, and it’s up to Rosie and Winky Blue to help find the missing treasure! Hardcover
$13.95
3856X You Don't Look Like Your Mother Roaming through the forest, a curious robin meets many kinds of animals. She is amazed to learn that animals babies don't always look like their mothers. Will she be just as surprised when her own babies hatch? Hardcover
$15.95
50104 Zoo-Looking Spend a day at the zoo. There's so much to see: the tiger with tiger stripes across its back, the panther with its coat of shiny black, the zebra whose tail goes whack! Hardcover
$15.95
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