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Meet the ever-so-slightly subversive 10 LITTLE PENGUINS. This small-sized book is from the same makers as the very popular 365 Penguins from a couple years back, and of course, the title animals are as adorable - and mischievous - as ever. But these dare-devil tuxedo'ed beasts find that fire and ice make a dangerous mix. They get into quite a lot of hot water (among other perils!) on every page. Still, keep going all the way to the end for a happy surprise!  This has been a big hit with little kids.
Our festival of awesome gift ideas continues with one of the funniest entries on the list, INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein. The antics start at storytime, when papa chicken reads... or TRIES to read... fairy tales to an enthusiastic little one. She just can't help interrupting to make the stories JUST a little better by inserting herself into them to save the day. Anyone who has ever told a fictional character "HE'S BEHIND YOU!" will relate to this chicken tale.
JENNY & THE CAT CLUB by Esther Averill is a true classic, reissued by the New York Review Children's Collection, and one of our favorites no matter what time of year! In Greenwich Village a gentle little black cat lives with her master, a sea captain. She would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, but she is too shy. Will her new friends (and her red scarf!) help her become brave enough to take on her fears? Discover the world of Jenny and her friends, including the wonderful Pickles the Fire Cat among others, and find out why The Atlantic Monthly called Jenny " a personality ranking not far below such giants as Peter Rabbit."  Jenny is just perfect to read aloud as a family with 4-7 year olds, or for young independent readers.

As promised, we're going to be featuring some of our favorite children's book picks for this holiday season all December long.First up is the extraordinary and magical pop-up BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by master paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Anyone who has seen his versions of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland knows that his work is amazing - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is no exception. This is a book for the whole family to enjoy. (Ages 4+) 

 

 

Today, Dec 1, is our very special event with Anna Dewdney, the beloved author of the LLAMA LLAMA books. Are you going to get your Holiday Drama on in Palo Alto?

 

 

It's turkey day and we are full of thanks for great friends, great food, and GREAT BOOKS! Join us in celebrating the bookish bounty all December long. Stop by any of our stores and let our children's book experts help you choose new books that the whole family will cherish. And keep your eyes on this space for book recommendations to make your holiday season extra-bright. :-) 

We're so excited about our first-ever Book Swap! Here's the deal. You bring a book that you liked, but that you can part with. Everyone else brings a book too... then you get to swap 'em out! Yep, that's right, a practically brand-new book will be all yours. Plus as always we're having loads of giveaways, pizza, and even some very special guest stars... woohoo!

Thursday, November 18, 7pm
Tickets are $5 at the door - a deal for a night of free books, fun and food!

Please RSVP at Books Inc.:
415-776-1111
or by email
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, SF

Due to astonishing feats of athleticism exhibited by our own dear SF GIANTS (woohoo! go orange!) our upcoming launch party for Lewis Buzbee's HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS has been postponed. We'll all be watching the World Series!

 You can catch Lewis Buzbee twice in the coming weeks:

 MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 6pm, Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Book Busters Middle Grade Book Club in Palo Alto will be discussing THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, and the author Lewis Buzbee will be on hand to answer questions & sign books.

 SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 7pm, Books Inc. Opera Plaza

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY for THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, at a new date & time. This is a literary mystery that celebrates the power of books and brings to life one of the world's great authors. 

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