We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade
"An absolutely beautiful and important book on protecting the earth and fighting for what’s right. This powerfully moving picture book is based on an Ojibwa prophecy, written by author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinabe/Métis) and gorgeously illustrated by artist Michaela Goade (Tlingit/Haida). We Are Water Protectors celebrates the determination to stand up for all who are on Earth. Included in the back is an Earth Steward and Water Protector Pledge for activists of all ages to sign." — Kim T., Powell's Books
All of Us by Carin Berger
Carin Berger’s beautiful, collage-based picture book, All of Us, is a stunning story about community, overcoming obstacles, and the power of uniting to make a positive impact..
Native Northwest Puzzles: Raven and Frog & Beaver and Crab
Two double-sided puzzles equals four fun creatures to put together! Whether the Raven and Frog puzzle by Corey Bulpitt (Haida), or the Beaver and Crab puzzle by Ben Houstie (Bella Bella) , your little readers will delight in these 24-piece works of art.
Volume 18: In a Jar by Deborah Marcero
In a Jar by Deborah Marcero
"Llewellyn and Evelyn collect everything in jars — the tart cherry sunset, the wind just before the snow falls, the long shadows of summer. But when Evelyn moves away, how will they keep building their collection? In a Jar is a beautiful story about building friendships and weathering their changes, and sharing experiences and memories with the people we love even when we can’t be in the same place. It’s a story well-suited for both the quiet collectors and the excitable adventurers among us." — Michelle C., Powell's Books
Twig by Aura Parker
Explore the whimsical world of bug school with Heidi, an excited stick insect who is dismayed to learn no one can see her among the twigs, blossoms, and trees. Discover how she makes friends and embraces her camouflage in this charming first-day-of-school story.
House of Marbles Mini Flower Press
Save and share the blooms of a sunny afternoon with this mini flower press. Sure to be a hit with all budding collectors.
Volume 17: Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe
Pokko and the Drum by Matthew Forsythe
"The biggest mistake Pokko’s parents ever made was giving her a drum… or was it? Pokko’s loud drumming has her banished (temporarily) into the forest, where she finds collaborators and hones her skills for a triumphant suppertime return. Pokko and the Drum is a calm book about making loud art. I couldn’t stop giggling as I returned over and over again to Matthew Forsythe’s sweet story and evocative illustrations. It’s sure to delight anyone who’s ever had a creative itch they needed to scratch." — Michelle C., Powell's Books
Rumble, Grumble… Hush by Kate Banks and Simone Shin
Rumble, Grumble… Hush takes the reader through one boy’s day and the many loud and quiet games he plays. This gentle, imaginative picture book is perfect for reading aloud at bedtime.
Djeco Animambo Harmonica
A perfect first musical instrument, this beautiful wooden harmonica is easy to play and fun to practice with. This portable musical toy is sure to bring out everyone’s inner Pokko!
Pokko and the Drum Print
Explore Pokko’s glittering forest with this full-color, 8x10 print.
Volume 16: The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake
The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake
"What makes life fun, and what makes it dreadfully boring? When the inquisitive main character in Japanese author/illustrator Shinsuke Yoshitake’s adorable picture book explores the subject of boredom with intense scrutiny, the result is anything but dull. With the help of bright, funny illustrations bound to put a smile on anyone’s face, The Boring Book demonstrates how a creative young mind can turn any topic — even a philosophical quandary as nebulous as 'What is boredom?' — into a rousing adventure. It’s the ultimate remedy for those two words every parent dreads: I’m bored." — Renee P., Powell's Books
Idea Jar by Adam Lehrhaupt and Deb Pilutti
An idea jar is a great way to save your story ideas, but be sure to tell those stories... or they’ll come out on their own! A Viking, a horseless cowgirl, and a giant dragon are just some of the characters bursting to have their stories told in this inventive and inspiring book.
Toysmith Rainbow Clay
It’s hard to stay bored with 24 colors of clay to play with. Made with safe, high-quality materials, this modeling clay is perfect for small hands to mold and shape.
Spin Master Kinetic Sand
Kinetic Sand is the moldable sand you can’t put down! This magical, mesmerizing sand sticks to itself and not to you — the creative possibilities are endless (but the mess is not).
Volume 15: The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli and Felicita Sala
The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli and Felicita Sala
"Someone is looking for Hannah, but she’s too busy to respond. She’ll stay in the park and live there from now on. Good thing Hannah has learned how to find a shelter, hunt for food, and hide from the other people in the park. The Hideout is an ideal summer read that celebrates childhood adventures, the outdoors, and imagination. This creative and relatable story is perfectly complemented by Felicita Sala’s charmingly detailed illustrations. With a surprise twist at the end, The Hideout is sure to be a book kids will want to return to." — Jen H., Powell's Books
Finding Wild by Megan Wagner Lloyd and Abigail Halpin
Two kids set off on an adventure away from their urban home and discover all the beauty of the natural world, from the bark on the trees, to the sudden storm that moves across the sky, to fire and flowers, snowflakes and fresh fruit. As the children make their way through the woods and back to the paved and noisy streets, they discover that the wild exists not just off in some distant place, but right in their own backyard.
IF Base Camp Reading Lamp
Whatever the size and scale of your reading adventures, this lantern-themed mini light will be your trusty nighttime companion (over or under the sheets).
Volume 14: Being Edie Is Hard Today by Ben Brashares and Elizabeth Bergeland
Being Edie Is Hard Today by Ben Brashares and Elizabeth Bergeland
"Edie’s having a rough day. She doesn’t feel like herself, and no one understands that. Not her teachers. Not her friends. Not her mom. Not even her. If only she could escape this bad day by transforming into all the creatures she imagines! In Being Edie Is Hard Today, Ben Brashares taps into childhood insecurities with a voice that is charming and authentic. Elizabeth Bergeland’s pencil and watercolor illustrations are soft and inventive, bringing to life Edie’s sensitivity and wild imagination. In a scene that all mamas know too well, Edie tells her mom that when a cloud fills with tears, it eventually gives way to the earth, helping plants grow and providing water for the animals, leaving the cloud feeling light and fluffy again. In this lovely book, Edie and her readers learn that even the worst days give way to joy." — Kate L., Powell's Books
The Snurtch by Sean Ferrell and Charles Santoso
Ruthie has a problem at school. Her problem throws pencils, it yells out in class, and it pushes other kids…it’s called the Snurtch. We all have a little Snurtch in us. How do you distract your Snurtch?
Dreamy Masks™ Animal Mask
It’s fun to escape and pretend you’re something else —a wise owl, a cunning fox, or maybe a peaceful panda bear. Who will you be today?
Note: One mask per box.
Being Edie is Hard Today Vanity Mirror
Now that you have your animal mask on, use your vanity mirror to check your best animal impersonations.
Volume 13: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise and Paola Escobar
"When Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré arrived on our desks, we instantly knew there was no better book to celebrate Women’s History Month. The story of Pura Belpré — author, storyteller, and first Puerto Rican librarian in New York City — flourishes in the careful hands of author Anika Aldamuy Denise as we follow Belpré from her childhood home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to New York City, where she shares Puerto Rican folktales and her own family’s stories with the children of New York and beyond. Consistent with Belpré’s famous library story hour, Planting Stories unfolds in both English and Spanish. Paola Escobar’s colorful illustrations elicit joy and wonder, as Belpré spreads the 'seeds of the cuentos she carries.'" — Kate L., Powell's Books
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins and Jill McElmurry
While Pura Belpré spent her life planting metaphorical seeds, Katherine Olivia Sessions, celebrated in The Tree Lady, is famous for planting Balboa Park and for her horticultural contributions to San Diego, CA.
eeBoo Good Citizenship Flash Cards
As these cute flash cards make clear, being a good citizen can start with simple actions like recycling, volunteering, and standing up for friends. Inspire your little citizens to be the civic leaders of tomorrow!
Volume 12: Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson and Sharon King Chai
Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson and Sharon King Chai
"I’ve loved Julia Donaldson’s work since a friend first sent us Room on the Broom, and in Animalphabet her quirky sense of humor combines with illustrator Sharon King-Chai’s clever peekaboo design to deliver a fabulous introduction to the ABCs that doubles as a guessing game. Unusual animal choices (umbrella bird, quail) add challenge to the riddles (‘Who can avoid rain better than a tiger?’), making this a unique alphabet book that appeals equally to preschoolers and any older siblings listening along. With lush illustrations that capture the animals and their habitats, Animalphabet is the rare book that teaches as much as it delights." — Rhianna W., Powell’s Books
Lion Lessons by Jon Agee
You’re probably wondering what it takes to be a lion. Maybe being fierce, prowling around, or having a ferocious roar? In Lion Lessons, we learn it’s not really any of these things. The story follows a young boy on his quest to earn a lion diploma, who discovers along the way that what makes a real lion is a fondness for protecting our feline friends.
Lena the Llama
When we saw Lena, we couldn’t pass up including this sweet little creature from Douglas Toys: Tall, majestic, with cuddly fur… A is for adorable.
Alphabet Pattern Stickers
From Awesome to Zazzy, we’re pretty sure we can list 26 reasons we love stickers!
Volume 11: My Heart Is a Compass by Deborah Marcero
My Heart Is a Compass by Deborah Marcero
"My Heart Is a Compass is a refreshing picture book featuring adventurous Rose the Explorer. In her quest to seek out treasures from around the world for show-and-tell, she uses her imagination to set out on a journey to mountains, oceans, islands, and the cosmos. For each destination, she creates an intricate, enchanting illustrated map with details that will captivate readers. Deborah Marcero's illustrations, a combination of pencil, India ink, gouache, and watercolor, are exquisite. — Kim S., Powell’s Books
The Antlered Ship by Dashka Slater and The Fan Brothers
An inquisitive fox sets out on the open sea with a ragtag group of animals in search of adventure, friendship, and peace. What they find is that no place can give them those things better than the journey itself. The Fan brothers' lush and classic illustrations pair perfectly with Dashka Slater's wise and charming tale.
Huckleberry Dual Magnifier
For the curious explorer who wants to inspect the flora and insect fauna on their journey we’ve included Huckleberry’s dual magnifier. Shatterproof lenses with 5x and 10x magnification.
My Heart Is a Compass Print
"Her imagination became a blueprint, with her heart a compass. Full color 5x7 print.
Volume 10: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López
"With lyrical prose, Jacqueline Woodson perfectly captures the feelings of not belonging and of finding courage. Without being didactic, The Day You Begin explores how, at any age, new experiences can make one feel out of place. This book encourages children to recognize their diversity as a strength, and to be brave and find commonality within our differences. Rafael López brings these feelings to life with expressive illustrations depicting familiar emotions. Lush nature scenes echo the peace we feel when we find connection with others. A perfect book for children headed to school or new experiences." — Kate L., Powell's Books
Super Manny Stands Up! by Kelly DiPucchio and Stephanie Graegin
In this tender book, Manny (a charming raccoon) harnesses his inner superhero strength to stand up for the little guy at school. Bullies are no match for this brave and kindhearted friend!
What Did the Fox Eat? Good Lunch® Sandwich Box
Little ones will be prepared for lunchtime with this cute sandwich box that comes with separate compartments for a tasty sandwich, snacks, and treats.
Ooly Woodland Writing Pals Eraser and Pencil Sharpener Set
Continuing with our back-to-school theme, we are excited to include this adorable eraser and pencil sharpener set featuring woodland pals with backpacks for catching pencil shavings — how fun is that?!
Volume 9: Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
Drawn Together by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
"Caldecott Award-winning illustrator Dan Santat teams up with Minh Lê in this beautiful picture book about a grandfather and grandson connecting through art. When the grandson goes to spend time with his Thai-speaking grandfather, he feels a distance between them due to their lack of a shared language. At first, their attempts at finding a common ground are unsuccessful, until they connect through art and a joint love of fantasy and adventure. With their amazing artistic abilities, they discover new worlds and battle dragons. We love this gorgeous book about family, art, and love, and we hope you will too!" — Kim T., Powell's Books
The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott and Kenard Pak
While the boy and his grandfather in Drawn Together connect through art, we think little ones will also enjoy learning new languages to communicate with others both near and far. The Hello Atlas features diverse characters and phrases in over 100 languages, including Indigenous languages. The book includes an iOS and Android app download to hear languages spoken by native speakers.
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang
This heartwarming picture book features families of all shapes, sizes, and cultures, proudly featured in gallery frames.
Set of 24 Colored Pencils
New worlds, new connections: You may be surprised by where art can take you.
Volume 8: Cycle City by Alison Farrell
Cycle City by Allison Farrell
"Fans of Richard Scarry will delight in this cycle-centric seek and find picture book by Alison Farrell! Each page brims with a feast for the eyes, from a sloth soft-pedaling his cargo bike, adorned with the signs ‘Sloth’s Slow Movers’ and ‘We get there when we get there,’ to an owl cycling her bookmobile through town (a bookseller favorite). Little ones will love helping the snail mayor and parade committee deliver the remaining invitations for the Starlight Parade (can you spot all the recipients?). Farrell’s affection for pedal power is captivating and has me wanting to hop on my bike with my kiddos in tow… while they read Cycle City, of course!" — Kate L., Powell's Books
The Lost House by B.B. Cronin
Help Grandad and the kids find all of his lost socks… and glasses… and everything else, so they can make it to the park. But who needs the park when searching through Grandad’s Day-Glo treasure trove is adventure enough!
Nutcase Brass Bling Thumbdinger Bell
Let them know you’re coming with this brass bling for your cruiser, from our own cycle city purveyor, Nutcase.
Cycle City Coloring Sheet
Grab your crayons and delight in bringing this Cycle City scene to life!
Volume 7: Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon
Yellow Kayak by Nina Laden and Melissa Castrillon
"Yellow Kayak, by renowned author Nina Laden, is an enchanting book bound to be a childhood favorite. The rhyming story follows a child and his giraffe through an exciting overnight adventure in their yellow kayak. They encounter magical sea creatures and persevere through stormy seas, with the giraffe protecting his friend along the way. I especially love Melissa Castrillon's gorgeous illustrations, which use a warm palette, texture, and color layering to offer interesting details and bring the story to life." — Kim S., Powell's Books
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles by Michelle Cuevas and Erin E. Stead
Cuevas’s moving tale about a lonely seaman with a unique job — delivering messages in glass bottles to their rightful owners — will leave readers awestruck by the poetic beauty of the story and delicate illustrations.
While the pair of paddlers in Yellow Kayak have up-close encounters with an array of ocean creatures, we can’t all be so lucky. We’ve included an adorable plush octopus so little ones can befriend a member of the sea at home.
Yellow Kayak Poster
Put the magic of Yellow Kayak on full display with this vibrant poster, featuring the book’s whimsical artwork and prose.
Volume 6: Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty and David Litchfield
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy McAnulty and David Litchfield
"Earth (aka Planet Awesome) has written and illustrated its autobiography, with a little help from Stacy McAnulty and David Litchfield. Beginning 4.54 billion years ago when Earth was a difficult baby — “Explosive. Gassy! Very cranky.” — Earth! takes the reader on a hilarious and informative tour of the planet’s geologic timeline. McAnulty’s Earth radiates enthusiasm for its subject and an infectious joy that is beautifully captured by Litchfield’s warm and vibrant illustrations. It’s impossible not to share in Earth’s wonder and delight as the reader learns about dinosaurs, continents, mammals, and how to care for our beautiful blue planet." — Rhianna W., Powell’s Books
Oh No, Astro! By Matt Roeser and Brad Woodard
All Astro wants is a little space from others. Travel with this charmingly grumpy asteroid as he’s unexpectedly launched into an epic journey through the galaxy.
KidzLabz 4M Moon Torch
Little ones will delight in having the Moon at their fingertips with this moon torch. Try to spot the difference between the Maria and the Lunar Highlands!
Outer Space Stickers
Continuing with our fantastic voyage through space, kids will love these galactic stickers featuring a space shuttle, station, and even some zany extraterrestrials.
Volume 5: Chirri and Chirra The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi (Trans. Yuki Kaneko)
Chirri and Chirra The Snowy Day by Kaya Doi (Trans. Yuki Kaneko)
"How do Chirri and Chirra commemorate the first snowfall of the season? With a bike ride, of course! Their journey takes them into a winter wonderland filled with animals beckoning them to join the festivities. Chirri and Chirra get to sample hot fruit punch and sugar-dusted steamed buns, play a special game of marbles, take a luxurious dip in a hot spring, and snuggle up with a family of friendly bears. It’s hard to imagine a better day! The Snowy Day, by Japanese author and illustrator Kaya Doi, is a warm, cozy read that celebrates the magic and delight that come with winter’s arrival. Young readers will adore this irresistible little adventure tale, as will you." — Renee P., Powell’s Books
Winter is Coming by Tony Johnston and Jim La Marche
Nature lovers will delight in this charming celebration of the changing seasons, observed through the watchful eyes of a curious young girl.
Original Drinking Chocolate
As winter settles in, we hope you cozy up with a cup of this warming and delicious drinking chocolate from our friends at Treehouse Chocolate.
We like to imagine Jackalope prints in the freshly fallen snow. Of course we know that Jackalopes aren’t real — but in Chirri and Chirra’s magical world, anything is possible!
Volume 4: Now by Antoinette Portis
Now by Antoinette Portis
"We loved the message of mindfulness in Now, the newest book by New York Times bestselling author and Sendek Fellow recipient, Antoinette Portis. A favorite tree, a favorite breeze, a favorite moment on every page helps capture the feeling of remaining present. Moments of humor, peace, excitement, music, and joy come together in this sweet picture book about gratefulness and love. With its warm illustrations and lyrical rhymes, Now is an important reminder for children and adults alike to find stillness in a fast-paced world." — Kim T., Powell’s Books
Something Extraordinary by Ben Clanton
We are excited to include this charming story about finding the extraordinary within the ordinary, from Pacific Northwest author and illustrator, Ben Clanton.
Garden Mushroom Wind Chime
Little ones – and parents, too – will enjoy hearing their “favorite breeze” rustle this delightful and petite mushroom wind chime.
Faber-Castell Origami Kit
Origami is a wonderful way for children to practice mindfulness, and we hope you and your young reader find peace with each fold.
Volume 3: The Fog by Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak
The Fog by Kyo Maclear and Kenard Pak
"Warble is a keen observer who spends his time happily human watching on the island of Icy Land. One day a fog rolls in that doesn’t seem to lift — and yet the other Icy Land dwellers go about their business as usual, making adjustments to live in their new surroundings without giving it a second thought. Warble will not ignore the relentless fog and seeks out others who are just as unsettled. In The Fog, Kyo Maclear offers a gentle and humorous reminder that we can all be more conscience of our environment and work together to change our circumstances. I was particularly won over by Kenard Pak’s playful watercolor and ink illustrations, along with the descriptions for the human subspecies Warble observes, including: 'hairy orange-crowned male (juvenile),' and 'bald-headed glitzy male.'" — Kate L., Powell's Books
Peace Is an Offering by Annette LeBox and Stephanie Graegin
With rhyming verse and charming pencil-and-watercolor illustrations, this heartwarming picture book expands on our theme of living consciously and compassionately.
The Fog postcards
Enjoy the soft, dreamy images from The Fog on your wall — or share them with friends.
Life on Earth Puzzle
We think little ones will enjoy both the challenge and the artwork of the Life on Earth Puzzle by eeBoo!
Volume 2: Pandora by Victoria Turnbull
Pandora by Victoria Turnbull
"When I first laid eyes on this gorgeous picture book, I was immediately swept up in Pandora’s world. Victoria Turnbull’s soft illustrations are mesmerizing and evoke so much emotion despite the sparse text. The story opens with Pandora, a lonely fox, walking through heaps of broken and discarded items, from a shopping cart to a Victrola. Pandora has repaired many things and created a haven for herself in this broken world. One day an injured bird falls into Pandora’s life and she shows the same care in reviving her tender friend. Eventually her friend flies on — leaving both Pandora and readers heartbroken — though not for long, as soon her world changes into a landscape of natural wonders. My two-year-old remarked, ‘It’s beautiful, Mama!’ I couldn’t agree more. Pandora is a sage fable about hope, friendship, and regeneration that will resonate with both children and adults." — Kate L., Powell’s Books
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon and Marla Frazee
We’re excited to include the Caldecott Honor Book All the World, illustrated by Marla Frazee and written by Liz Garton Scanlon, to complement our theme of hope and nature.
Create a Story Cards: Animal Village
We hope that the eeBoo Animal Village cards inspire the storyteller in your world. eeBoo’s Create a Story Cards are the winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award.
Volume 1: Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
"Not Quite Narwhal instantly caught my attention with its magical cover, which features an adorable unicorn sporting a scuba helmet in the sparkly ocean depths. Inside we meet Kelp, a unicorn living among narwhals who can’t help but notice he’s a little different from his other narwhal friends — his tusk isn’t as long and he’s really not much of a swimmer. When a strong current sweeps Kelp up to the ocean’s surface one day, he’s drawn to a creature that will inspire a journey he’ll never forget. My family loved this joyful book for its themes of adventure and acceptance. The humor is perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy together, and the warm illustrations and many wonderful details make each reading feel like a special treat." — Kim T., Powell's Books
Day Dreamers by Emily Winfield-Martin
We are excited to include Day Dreamers by Portland local author and illustrator, Emily Winfield-Martin, to complement our unusual and mythical creature theme.
Not Quite Narwhal Stickers
Kelp and his sea and land narwhal friends are sure to bring a smile to your face wherever you stick them!
Spike the Narwhal
We are ecstatic to include soft and cuddly Spike the Narwhal by Douglas Toys with Boox Volume One.