Children

ABC Oakland

A is for Aviary, a home for the birds; B is for Broadway, from College to Third. C is for Cranes standing tall in the sky; D is for Dogs, wagging tails, saying “hi!” This enchanting picture book highlights landmarks and themes that exemplify Oakland’s unique culture, from the myriad food trucks on International Boulevard […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-371-4
Price: $17.00

Adopted by Indians: A True Story

The children’s version of our best-selling title Indian Summer, this book gives younger readers a close-up view of traditional California Indian life and early California. Thomas Jefferson Mayfield kept a wonderful secret for almost sixty years; the secret of his childhood among the Choinumne Indians of California’s San Joaquin Valley. For twelve years he played […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-930588-93-9
Price: $11.00

Aesop in California

Guess who just arrived in California? Aesop! Here among the plants, animals, and places of the Golden State, his timeless fables from ancient Greece take on a new vitality and immediacy. From blackberry-munching grizzlies to Hollywood house mice, this is a book to delight the eye, stimulate the imagination, and teach us some very important […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-235-9
Price: $17.00

The Bay Area through Time

This new picture book takes readers on a one-of-a-kind tour of the Bay Area. Each turn of the page ventures further and further back in time: from a mere three hundred years ago, not long after the arrival of the first European explorers, to when Columbian mammoths lumbered about waterfall-ringed meadows (40,000 years ago); to […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-301-1
Price: $16.00

BOOK DRIVE for Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Note: Coupons do not work on this product. If you’d like to order a copy of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up that will not be donated to a library, please click here to go to the standard book order page. Welcome to our Fred Korematsu Speaks Up book drive for libraries! Please view our list of nominated libraries to find a […]

Hardcover, ISBN: FKOR
Price: $24.00

California, the Magic Island

Queen Calafia, the main character of a sixteenth-century Spanish romance about an island overflowing with gold and populated by Amazon-like women, is incensed when she hears that we have adopted her name for our state. Being the good and reasonable queen that she is, she’s willing to hear from twenty-six animals about why California is […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-332-5
Price: $17.00

Dear Miss Karana

Finalist, 2016 Foreword INDIES While reading Island of the Blue Dolphins at school and learning about the real woman stranded on San Nicolás Island, ten-year-old Tíshmal begins writing emails to “Miss Karana” in hopes of talking to her spirit. When she arrived on the mainland of Southern California, Miss Karana spoke a language that no […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-323-3
Price: $9.99

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet

If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty amazing things. Like the three tall branches leaning against one another, creating the letter A. Or the spines of a cactus forming the letter F. And it looks like that bent, twisting tree trunk makes […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-021-8
Price: $15.95

Discovering Nature’s Alphabet (board book)

If you stand in just the right place, at just the right time, you are going to see some pretty amazing things. Like three branches leaning against one another, creating the letter A. Or the spines of a cactus forming the letter F. Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, Heyday’s best-selling ABC title, is now available as a board book so that babies […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-353-0
Price: $8.99

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

An ACL Outstanding Title. Fred Korematsu liked listening to music on the radio, playing tennis, and hanging around with his friends—just like lots of other Americans. But everything changed when the United States went to war with Japan in 1941 and the government forced all people of Japanese ancestry to leave their homes on the […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-159714-368-4
Price: $18.00

The Horribly Hungry Gingerbread Boy: A San Francisco Story

When Shirley bakes herself a gingerbread treat to bring to school, the last thing she expects is for him to leap out of her lunchbox and begin gobbling everything in sight. A wild chase ensues—on foot and by cable car—through iconic San Francisco neighborhoods including the Mission, Chinatown, North Beach, and Fisherman’s Wharf. Will Shirley […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-352-3
Price: $17.00

Humphrey the Wayward Whale

This best-selling children’s book tells the true tale and adventures of Humphrey, a humpback whale who wandered seventy miles into the San Francisco Bay in 1985.

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-930588-23-6
Price: $4.95

A Is for Acorn: A California Indian ABC

This alphabet board book welcomes youngsters of all cultures into the abundant world of Native California. Beautiful illustrations of animals, plants, and cultural objects show off the spectacular diversity of California’s indigenous cultures and environments. Sturdy enough to withstand any toddler’s grasp, A Is for Acorn is a playful, loving introduction to California’s oldest and […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-316-5
Price: $9.99

It’s Nice to Be a Pika

It’s nice to be a pika perching on a rock; eating flowers, munching leaves, going for a walk! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of a pika, supplemented by fun facts for parents to share with youngsters. With […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-336-3
Price: $8.99

It’s Nice to Be an Otter

It’s nice to be a sea otter sharing all the news; floating with a friend or two until it’s time to snooze! This board book introduces babies and toddlers to a very adorable animal. Playful, rhyming text takes us through a day in the life of an otter, supplemented by fun facts for parents to […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-335-6
Price: $8.99

Journey to Topaz

Based on Yoshiko Uchida’s personal experiences, this is the moving story of one girl’s struggle to remain brave during the Japanese internment of World War II. In a bleak and dusty prison camp, eleven-year-old Yuki and her family experience both true friendship and heart-wrenching tragedy. Journey to Topaz explores the consequences of prejudice and the […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-91-1
Price: $10.00

Living Wild

Where is your favorite place to be? Is it a hole in the ground, the bloom of a flower, or a little blue spot in the sky? In the latest board book from the author of Running Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the varied and wonderful places that creatures […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-382-0
Price: $8.99

Many Worlds: Native Life along the Anza Trail

Final sale! Was $7.95, now $1.99. In 1775, Spain sent the Anza expedition to explore and settle California, its “new” territory. But California was not new to the hundreds of thousands of native people who had lived here for millennia. Many Worlds provides young people with an engaging and informative window into the California Indian […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-59714-167-3
Price: $1.99

Mother Goose in California

Once upon a time, before the Second World War, children’s books were whimsical, colorful, and exuberant. Artists and authors such as Howard Pyle, N. C. Wyeth, Howard Garis, and Walter Brooks bestowed wide-eyed wonder on generations of children. Artist Doug Hansen has recaptured this whimsy in a way that is at once nostalgic and brilliantly […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-101-7
Price: $17.00

PREORDER Coyote at the Big Time: A California Indian 123

The follow-up to Heyday’s best-selling A Is for Acorn takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Counting from one clapperstick up to ten stars twinkling above the gathering, Coyote explores indigenous cultural traditions, including songs, dances, hand games, art—and, of course, delicious food. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict […]

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-430-8
Price: $9.99

PREORDER Discovering Nature’s Hidden Alphabet

With imagination and a little practice, you can find the shapes of the alphabet all throughout the natural world. New from the coauthors of Heyday’s best-selling Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, this adventurous ABC picture book takes readers on a rollicking quest through bamboo groves, across vast deserts, and to the edge of the ocean in search of each letter. Every featured photograph […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-358-5
Price: $16.00

The Raccoon Next Door: Getting Along with Urban Wildlife

Raccoon Next Door is a guide to help us identify and get along with the neighborhood raccoon and all our other wild neighbors. Author Gary Bogue presents stories, anecdotes, and sound advice for coexisting with the common creatures you might encounter in your backyard. Chuck Todd’s illuminating illustrations bring the animals to life in vivid […]

Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-890771-71-3
Price: $16.95

Running Wild

How do you like to move? Do you like to swim like a sea lion, prance like a deer, slither like a snake, or crawl like a turtle? In this board book, photographs of wild animals go hand-in-hand with text that encourages youngsters to skip, dash, dive, and run through the natural world.

Board book, ISBN: 978-1-59714-364-6
Price: $8.99

Stickeen

An illustrated edition of the well-loved tale in which world-famous naturalist John Muir recounts how he and a dog named Stickeen struggled to cross an Alaskan glacier during an ice storm. An exhilarating story that has become an American classic. Published in conjunction with Rick Heide

Paperback, ISBN: 978-0-930588-48-9
Price: $9.00

There’s a Hummingbird in My Backyard

The Bakers are spending time in their backyard when they notice two hummingbirds zooming around. Before long, they are surprised to learn that the female hummer has built a nest and is raising her new family in their yard. Kelly, her dog, and her parents watch the new hummingbird family grow up and learn that […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-131-4 Temporarily Out of Stock

There’s an Opossum in My Backyard

Final sale! Was $15.95, now $3.99. A baby opossum falls off her mother’s back and finds herself in a strange new world—a suburban backyard. As the Green family and the opossum become acquainted with each other, the adventurous creature learns to sneak food from the dog bowl, avoid capture by an owl, and make friends […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-059-1
Price: $3.99

The Wolf Who Ate the Sky

Once upon a time there was a wolf who was so hungry that when he went to bed he said, “When I wake up, I am going to eat the first thing I see.” The next morning when he opened his eyes the first thing he saw was the sky, and guess what happened next… After the world […]

Hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-59714-298-4
Price: $16.00