Children have a lively interest in the natural world. They love vivid pictures, but they are bored if we dumb it down for them. We offer children’s books that are fascinating even for adults, full of in-depth science, but graphic and fun—many with projects and activities that make facts real. Also, great story books, beautifully and cleverly told and illustrated.
In addition, we have youth orientated interactive items that put kids in touch with nature and teach about nature and natural history. Come in to see our selection!
Mikl enjoys the search for the best children’s books, and delights in artful and expressive illustrations
and well-written text. This year he has brought in these gems for our Holiday Gift Market:
Everyday Life in the Ancient World: A pictorial history researched by 9 expert historians. Not a recounting of wars and events, but of crafts, cultures, and everyday activates. Includes do-it-yourself projects linked with each culture. Fun and educational!
Little Animal Landscapes: Children can punch out and put together animals and their 5 habitats, unique and creative.
Wind in the Willows: A classic, peopled with delightful and complex animal characters and full of exciting adventures. Funny and heartful, and with the original illustrations. One of my favorite books growing up.
Charlotte’s Web: Everybody loves this story of a little girl, a runt pig, and a big spider! By famed E.B. White.
Lighter than Air: Part of an inspiring true story of the courage to go beyond what people thought a woman could do, and what humans can do.
Journey: An imaginative journey without words riding on wonderful illustrations.
Bird Talk: Wonderful illustrations and insights into bird behavior. Includes descriptions and glossary.
Animal Kind: A wordless journey through 300 beautiful prints that invite us into the diversity and awesome forms of living beings in our world.
The Tale of Despereaux: A heroic tale of a mouse, a princess, a poor deaf serving girl, and treachery – goodness and courage outsmarting evil. Winner of the Newberry Medal for children’s literature.
Make and Move Mega: Five paper dinosaurs, press out, fold and slot together. For ages 8 & up.
Little People, Big Dreams: The rising successes of Rudolph Nureyev, Audrey Hepburn, and Georgia O’Keeffe who each had faith in their vision and the strength to see them to fruition.