Books Inc. Kids Blog

Interrupting Chicken

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

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.

Beauty and the Beast

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+) 



Anna Dewdney

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?



Extra Helpings of Book Love for the Holidays

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. :-) 

NYMBC Book Swap

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.
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