Saturday, April 5, 2014

Books We Love and New Arrivals 

Journey by Aaron Becker 
* Caldecott Honor Book, 2014 * 

A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart's desire? 

Sky Color by Peter Reynolds 

Marisol is ready to paint the sky for the class mural, but she can't find the color she thinks she needs. A spectacular sunset on the bus ride home starts Marisol thinking. A many-hued dream later that night nurtures the idea that maybe, just maybe, there is another way. In this lovely book, the third in his Creatrilogy, which also includes The Dot and Ish, Peter H. Reynolds once again demystifies and celebrates the creative process, and expands the notion of what it means to be an artist. 

When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonwill

Take a bedtime journey to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore, where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. With Ann Bonwill's soft and soothing rhyme, and dreamy illustrations by acclaimed artists Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep will effortlessly pull tired dreamers to a magical land of slumber. 

Hollow City: the Second Novel of 
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs 

The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Hollow City draws readers into a richly imagined world of telepathy and time loops, of sideshows and shapeshifters -- a world populated with adult "peculiars," murderous wights, and a bizarre menagerie of uncanny animals. 

Trades for Store Credit Schedule 

Please bring in your trades for store credit Saturdays 10 - 3, as listed below. No appointment is necessary, but please call first to confirm. We do not have storage space to allow traders to drop off books. 206-547-4555. 

April 5th, 10 - 3:00 

April 12th - We will NOT be looking at books
April 19th, 10 - 3:00 
April 26th, 10 - 3:00 

Store credit is half of what we would sell the book for. You may use your store credit for any used book in the store, and toward 30% of the cost of a new book (for example, if you would like a new book that is $10, you may use $3 of store credit and pay $7 cash). 

Thank you for your continued support, and see you soon! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Books We Love - New Arrivals!

Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
*** Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal ***
Once again winning the Newbery Award, the latest from Kate DiCamillo is about a girl, a squirrel, romance, vaccuums, and the power of story. Illustrated by K. G. Campbell. 

Wildwood Imperium by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis 

The third book in the Wildwood series, from this Portland-based husband & wife writer-illustrator team. (Mr. Meloy is also in the band The Decembrists and Ms. Ellis' wonderful illustrations have graced that band's albums as well as children's books including "Mysterious Benedict Society.") In the latest installment, a young girl's midnight seance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit...A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland...Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers to reanimate a mechanical boy prince...As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. 

Survivors #4: The Broken Path by Erin Hunter

The fourth book in the Survivors series, from the author of the Warriors and Seekers series. Lucky and Alpha have finally reached an uneasy peace, but tensions are still high -- and Alpha has made it clear that there are some dogs he will never fully accept. As the newly united Pack sets off in search of a home far away from the Fierce Dog camp, they discover that no territory is truly safe. When they encounter another group of dogs who survived the Big Growl, Lucky hopes that they can work together as allies - but this new Pack may be their most dangerous enemy yet. 

Zoom! Zoom! Sounds of Things That Go in the City

Written by Robert Burleigh; illustrated by Tad Carpenter. Retro-style illustrations enliven the simple rhyming text through a boy's day, from morning's joggers until night's last train. 

Octopus's Garden by Ringo Starr

Illustrated by Ben Cort. Includes a CD with a new recording of the song and a read-along by Ringo Starr. Who wouldn't like to visit an octopus's garden? Perfect for sharing and reading (and singing) again and again, this book is sure to become as much a classic as the song. 

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett * Caldecott Honor 2013

Illustrated by Jon Klassen, who has won multiple Caldecott awards for his marvelous illustrations. With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself. A wry, triumphant fairy tale with a happy ending; a story about generosity where perserverance and good will triumph over cynicism and evil. 

Dream Animals by Emily Winfield Martin 

A Bedtime Journey. Furred, finned, or feathered, your dream animal is waiting. Snuggle up, open this book. And get ready to go to your dreams. Close your eyes, and snuggle in. 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 
(March 2, 1904 - Sept. 24, 1991)

Vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss book, and we'll tally up the score at the end of the month. 

Special sale for our blog readers, newsletter friends, and Facebook fans: 20% off all Dr. Seuss books, new and used, all of March! 

Children's Books by Dr. Seuss: 

(How many have you read?)

__ And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937)
__ The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (1938) 
__ The King's Stilts (1939) 
__ Horton Hatches the Egg (1940)
__ McElligot's Pool (Caldecott Honor Book, 1947) 
__ Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose (1948) 
 __Bartholomew & the Oobleck (Caldecott Honor, 1949)
__ If I Ran the Zoo (Caldecott Honor, 1950)
__ Scrambled Eggs Super! (1953) 
__ Horton Hears a Who! (1954) 
__ On Beyond Zebra (1955)
__ If I Ran the Circus (1956)
__ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957)
__ The Cat in the Hat (1957)
__ The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (1958) 
__ Yertle the Turtle and other stories (1958) 
__ Happy Birthday to You! (1959) 
__ Green Eggs and Ham (1960)
__ Ten Apples Up on Top! (1961)
__ One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960)
__ The Sneetches & Other Stories (1961)
__ Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (1962)
__ Dr. Seuss's ABC (1963)
__ Hop on Pop (1963)
__ Fox in Socks (1965)
__ I Wish That I Had Duck Feet (1965)
__ I Had Trouble Getting to Solla Sollew  (1965)
__ Come Over to My House (1966)
__ The Cat in the Hat Song Book (1967)
__ The Foot Book (1968)
__ The Eye Book (1968)
__ I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories (1969)
__ My Book about ME (1970)
__ I Can Draw It Myself (1970)
__ Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?(1970)
__ The Lorax (1971)
__ I Can Write (1971)
__ Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! (1972)
__ In a People House (1972)
__ Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (1973)
__ The Shape of Me and Other Stuff (1973)
__ There's a Wocket in My Pocket (1974)
__ The Many Mice of Mr. Brice (1974)
__ Wacky Wednesday (1974)
__ Great Day for Up! (1974)
__ Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (1975)
__ Because a Little Bug Went Kachoo (1975)
__ Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? (1975)
__ The Cat's Quizzer (1976)
__ Hooper Humperdink...? Not Him!(1976)
__ Please Try to Remember the 1st of Octember! (1976)
__ I Can Read with My Eyes Shut! (1978)
__ Oh Say Can You Say? (1979)
__ Maybe You Should Fly a Jet! (1981)
__ Hunches in Bunches (1982)
__ The Butter Battle Book (1984)
__ You're Only Old Once! A Book for Obsolete Children (1986)
__ I Am NOT Going to Get Up Today! (1987)
__ The Tooth Book (1989)
__ Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990)
__ Daisy-Head Mayzie (1995)
__ My Many-Colored Days (1996)
__ Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! (1998) 
__ The Bippolo Seed & other lost stories (2011) 

Friday, January 3, 2014

We hope everyone has had a fabulous start to their new year! As a heads up though, we will Not be looking at books for store credit tomorrow, 1/4/14. We still hope to see you though!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Holiday Hours! 

Open tonight until 8:00. 

Wednesday, Dec. 18th   11-8 
Thursday, Dec. 19th   11-8 
Friday, Dec. 20  11 - 8 
Saturday, Dec. 21   10 - 8 
Sunday, Dec. 22   12 - 8  EXTENDED HOURS
Monday Dec. 23  5 - 9 
Tuesday, Dec. 24  2 - 7 

Closed, December 25th
Merry Christmas! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

We have great gift picks for every kid of every age. 

Here are some of our favorites, and we'll be adding to the list! 

Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever: 82 wonderful stories for boys and girls

A treasury of Scarry’s best work. Includes samplings from favorite Golden Books, “I am a Bunny” in its entirety, Mother Goose rhymes, the months of the year, trains, planes, colors, letters – 288 pages jam-packed with Richard Scarry’s lovable characters.  

Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium by Calef Brown

Ahoy there, Mateys! Here is a rollicking rhyming book about an emporium that sells everything a buccaneer (or mutineer) could possibly need for adventures on the high seas. 


The latest in the "-ology" books, this one is all about dinosaurs! 

Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems 

These books are sure to be a hit with beginning readers. Grown-ups will also appreciate Mr. Willems' humor and often wry drawings. Also deals with sharing, compromise, feeling good about yourself, and other issues that pop up between friends. 

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce 

A wonderful story, beautifully illustrated, about a boy's lifelong love of books, and how it is passed on to others. 

Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban; illustrated by Lillian Hoban

Frances loves bread and jam so much, she could eat it for every meal! But for how long? Will Frances ever eat spaghetti, scrambled eggs, or peanut butter again?

I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry 

One of our all-time favorites. Nicholas the Bunny introduces young readers to his world and to the seasons, in this richly illustrated board book.