Kids' Books

Coming Soon For Kids & Teens!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Coming soon for kids and teens

It's hard to believe it, but the end of the school year is almost in sight!  That means it's time to think about stocking up on books to enjoy during summer vacation!  

Check out these upcoming releases for kids, teens, and everyone in between!

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The Great Solar Eclipse of 2024!

Thursday, April 4th, 2024.

Solar eclipse photo

Did you know that 99% of people who live in the US will be able to see a partial or total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024?  According to NASA, every contiguous U.S. state, plus parts of Alaska and Hawaii, will experience at least a partial solar eclipse.  Because of this, we're going to be closed on April 8th so booksellers who want to travel to see the total eclipse can do so, as it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Book Fairs by the Numbers

book fairFriday, March 15th, 2024

Have you ever wondered exactly what goes into one of our school book fairs?  You might be surprised!  From the number of boxes we take to each fair (25, on average), to the number of volunteers required to run the fair (Zero!  We staff them ourselves!), here's a quick look behind the scenes at exactly what's happening with these events!

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Why Reading Matters

Teen readingFriday, March 8, 2024

Recent years have brought about a massive increase in book policing, particularly for young readers.  This can be as overt as legislation—Texas Law HB900, for example, though it is currently under review and cannot be enforced—or as subtle as requiring additional steps to access to certain books (parental permission, making books available only in certain grade levels, creating limited access "special collections" etc).  While there's lots of argument over what is or is not an appropriate level of oversight for young people's reading habits, there seems to be a major voice missing from the conversation: the kids themselves.  Legislators, parent groups, schools, librarians, professional groups, authors, publishers, even us booksellers get our say, but what do kids actually think about the books they read and how those books impact them?

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Think Spring!

Friday, March 1, 2024

Despite the snow and cold we got this week, the first day of spring really is only a couple weeks away with Easter close behind on March 31st!  Check out these adorable books for young readers, perfect for adding to an Easter basket or enjoying outdoors...as soon as the snow melts again!

Think Spring


 

Reading Month Bingo Challenge

Friday, March 1st, 2024.

Reading Month Bingo

March is Reading Month, which means it's time for one of our favorite bookish traditions: the Bingo Challenge.

Designed especially for young readers (both kids and teens), this Bingo Challenge is meant to encourage readers to try something new!  Children ages 5-16 can also submit their completed Bingo sheet to be entered into a drawing for cool bookish prizes like gift certificates, tote bags, and other cool bookish swag.

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Valentines Day for Kids!

Friday, January 26, 2024.

Young boy with flower bouquetValentine's Day can be a whole lot of fun, especially for kids.  It's a day of making and exchanging colorful cards and, of course, lots of candy!  But it's also a great day for spending time with the people we love.  With these adorable stories, your Valentine's Day storytime will be exta sweet—and extra  memorable.

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