Children's Books

  • Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag

    Maira Kalman’s exuberant illustrations and humorous commentary bring design history to life in this inspired ABC book that celebrates thirty-one objects from the Cooper Hewitt, in time for…

    October 2014 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-8478-4377-0 Skira Rizzoli

  • Blackie: The Horse Who Stood Still

    In a pasture in Kansas one early spring mornA horse quite unlike other horses was born.His coat was coal black so they named the horse “Blackie,”And before very…

    May 2014 Hardcover $16.95 978-1-59962-130-2 Welcome Books

  • How to Be

    The first collection of abridged versions of Munro Leaf’s most popular children’s guides to proper behavior—featuring retro, midcentury modern illustrations, this is the perfect gift for grandparents, parents, and children…

    September 2015 Hardcover $19.95 978-0-7893-3109-0 Universe

  • How to Behave and Why

    In a time when all the rules for raising children have been redefined dozens of times, here is a book for bewildered parents from a simpler time when…

    May 2002 Hardcover $14.95 978-0-7893-0684-5 Universe

  • How to Speak Politely and Why

    Updated for the 21st century, How to Speak Politely and Why is a picture book with a point: proper speech and good grammar without nagging. It aims to…

    August 2005 Hardcover $14.95 978-0-7893-1352-2 Universe

  • Manners Can Be Fun

    Through stick figure drawings and a brief text, beloved and bestselling children’s author, Munro Leaf explains why good manners are important. Kirkus believes Manners Can Be Fun to…

    May 2004 Hardcover $15.95 978-0-7893-1061-3 Universe


    In this charming New York City souvenir gift book, children learn the alphabet and the city through the art in one of the world’s greatest museums. From “Avenue”…

    September 2011 Hardcover $15.95 978-0-8478-3701-4 Skira Rizzoli

  • Our Beautiful Earth

    A timely and topical plea to save the planet, told visually with die-cut pages and charming illustrations. A story for young and old alike that is told with…

    February 2018 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-7893-3430-5 Universe

  • Please Read (if at all possible)

    Female adolescence through the eyes of teenage girls for a teenage-girl audience. This empowering volume introduces the reader to an insider’s view of teenage girlhood. Through their participation…

    August 2011 Trade Paperback $24.95 978-0-7893-2260-9 Universe

  • Puff

    A reprint of a rare, much-sought-after 1960s-era children’s book beloved by the graphic design world and children’s book collectors, Puff’s midcentury modern aesthetic will appeal to adults and…

    March 2015 Hardcover $16.95 978-0-7893-2911-0 Universe

  • This is America

    Selections from M. Sasek’s most popular children’s travel guides compiled into one big look at the United States and its unique history. Celebrated the world over for his…

    September 2016 Hardcover $19.95 978-0-7893-3258-5 Universe

  • This is Australia

    Like the other Sasek classics, these are facsimile editions of his original books. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than…

    September 2009 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-7893-1854-1 Universe

  • This is Britain

    Like the other Sasek classics, these are facsimile editions of his original books. The vibrant illustrations have been preserved, remaining true to his vision, and where applicable facts…

    January 2008 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-7893-1753-7 Universe

  • This Is Edinburgh

    Following the runaway bestsellers This is New York and This is Paris, Universe is pleased to reissue another title from M. Sasek’s beloved and nostalgic children’s travel series….

    February 2006 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-7893-1387-4 Universe

  • This is Greece

    Like the other Sasek classics, this is a facsimile edition of the original, first published in 1966. The illustrations have been meticulously preserved and the facts updated for…

    February 2009 Hardcover $17.95 978-0-7893-1855-8 Universe