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The Lollipop Book Club

Caldecott Collection 1 (9 months)

Caldecott Collection 1 (9 months)

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Inspirational Quotes for Bookplates

After your personal note, an inspirational quote will be printed at the bottom of each bookplate.

Every month a different quote will be selected by our staff. The theme of these quotes center around reading.

Here are some examples:

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." -Dr. Seuss

"Outside of a book, a dog is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx

"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." -Walt Disney

"When I say to a parent "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate." -Mem Fox

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." -Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

"Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything." -Tomie dePaola

“A good book has no ending.” -Robert Frost

"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book." -Dr. Seuss

"A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." -Neil Gaiman

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” -Mark Twain

Book Descriptions

Hondo & Fabian: Hondo the dog has a fun day at the beach while Fabian the cat stays home. Wake up, Hondo. Time to go! Hondo will have an adventure. Fabian will stay home. A dog named Hondo and his friend Fred are going to the beach for a day of excitement. Fabian the cat is left behind at home to play with the baby. Who will cause more trouble? And who will have more fun? Peter McCarty's exquisite illustrations and understated wit turn an ordinary day in the lives of two pets into a rare delight.

Joseph Had a Little Overcoat: Joseph had a little overcoat, but it was full of holes--just like this book! When Joseph's coat got too old and shabby, he made it into a jacket. But what did he make it into after that? And after that? As children turn the pages of this book, they can use the die-cut holes to guess what Joseph will be making next from his amazing overcoat, while they laugh at the bold, cheerful artwork and learn that you can always make something, even out of nothing.

The Gardener: Lydia Grace Finch brings a suitcase full of seeds to the big gray city, where she goes to stay with her Uncle Jim, a cantankerous baker. There she initiates a gradual transformation, bit by bit brightening the shop and bringing smiles to customers' faces with the flowers she grows. But it is in a secret place that Lydia Grace works on her masterpiece -- an ambitious rooftop garden -- which she hopes will make even Uncle Jim smile. Sarah Stewart introduces readers to an engaging and determined young heroine, whose story is told through letters written home, while David Small's illustrations beautifully evoke the Depression-era setting.

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers: In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit threw a tightrope between the two towers of the World Trade Center and spent an hour performing high-wire tricks. This Caldecott Medal-winning picture book present the detail, daring, and--in two dramatic foldout spreads-- the vertiginous drama of Petits feat. 

The Stray Dog: Caldecott Medalist Marc Simont's heartwarming tale of a stray dog is told with tender simplicity and grace. When a little dog appears at a family picnic, the girl and boy play with him all afternoon, and they name him Willy. At day's end they say good-bye. But the dog has won their hearts and stays on their minds. The following Saturday the family returns to the picnic grounds to look for Willy, but they are not alone--the dog catcher is looking for him, too!

Song and Dance Man: In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, gold-tipped cane, and his tap shoes. Grandpa once danced on the vaudeville stage, and as he glides across the floor, the children can see what it was like to be a song and dance man. Gammell captures all the story's inherent joie de vivre with color pencil renderings that leap off the pages. Bespectacled, enthusiastic Grandpa clearly exudes the message that you're only as old as you feel, but the children respond--as will readers--to the nostalgia of the moment.

The Relatives Came: In a rainbow-colored station wagon that smelled like a real car, the relatives came. When they arrived, they hugged and hugged from the kitchen to the front room. All summer they tended the garden and ate up all the strawberries and melons. They plucked banjos and strummed guitars.
When they finally had to leave, they were sad, but not for long. They all knew they would be together next summer.

Interrupting Chicken: It's time for the little red chicken's bedtime story -- and a reminder from Papa to try not to interrupt. But the chicken can't help herself! Whether the tale is Hansel and Gretel or Little Red Riding Hood or even Chicken Little, she jumps into the story to save its hapless characters. Now it's the little red chicken's turn to tell a story, but will her yawning papa make it to the end without his own kind of interrupting? 

Snowflake Bentley: From the time he was a small boy, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. 

Lollipops

Washcloth Lollipops: A great option for babies and kids who stay away from candy. Each washcloth is made of a soft cotton/polyester blend. Perfect for bath time! (Not available for chapter books.)

Little Lollipops: These little treats include a wide variety of cute animals and fun objects.  Rainbows, unicorns, fish, elephants, tigers, trains, dinosaurs, and fire engines are just some examples. Each one is about 2 inches in diameter.

Organic Lollipops: YumEarth Organic lollipops are the perfect solution for a child with allergies. Certified organic with no chemical dies and 100% natural colors and flavors. Made with real fruit extracts, 100% vegan, allergen-free, GMO-free, soy-free, nut-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and dairy-free. Lots of delicious flavors include grape, strawberry, mango, blueberry, sour apple, pomegranate, cherry and watermelon.

Big Lollipops: Our large lollipops guarantee big smiles when matched with great books! They are handcrafted and (almost) too cute to lick! Some themes include caterpillars, butterflies, dogs, cats, dragons, flowers, baseballs, ladybugs, birthday cakes and so much more. Each lollipop is at least 3 inches of sweetness.

Bookplates

Personalize every book with a message from the heart. You may write unique notes for every book or keep each one the same. For a special touch, we will add an inspirational quote at the bottom.

Shipping

The first book will ship within a week after the order is placed. The rest of the books in the subscription will ship close to this same date every month.

If you would like to delay the start of the subscription, you may elect a later date on the checkout page.

Every time a book is shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number. You will know exactly when every single book is received by the recipient.

FAQs

How will the recipient know the length of the subscription?

A card is included in the first book with information about the gift, including the terms of the subscription.

Can I make changes to the book selections after the subscription is ordered?

We will happily assist you swap out any books that have not yet been shipped. Please submit your request through the Contact Us form.

Do subscriptions automatically renew?

No, we never renew subscriptions or charge your card after you place your initial order. We will alert you when the subscription has ended. If you would like to continue the service, you may place another order on the website.

Can I cancel the subscription before it is over?

No, we do not allow cancelations due to the highly customized service we provide. We will, however, work with you to tweak the book selections if reading preferences change.

Can siblings share a subscription?

Absolutely! Just remember to add extra lollipops.

Are there any options instead of lollipops?

Yes. You can choose to add stickers in lieu of lollipops. Each book will come with four 2"-3" stickers that can be used to decorate the inside covers of the books, water bottles, laptops, or any other object.

What if the child already has a book in the subscription?

While we cannot support returns or exchanges, we will gladly work with you before the books are sent. For example, if you would like to swap out a particular book, just submit a request through the Contact Us page.

Does The Lollipop Book Club ship to Canada?

No, we only ship within the United States.

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  • Write a message for each of the books. You may use the same message for all, or write a unique note fore each book.

  • The Lollipop Book Club will print a different quote under the gift note for every book.

  • The messages are printed on bookplate stickers for the child to place inside the book cover.