Ballard Preschool Co-op Book Fair 2020

Welcome to your Book Fair, Ballard Preschool Co-op Families!

We have brought an in-person book fair into your school for many years, but this year is different! Your book fair is online this year, as well as at our shop on Market Street in Ballard. All purchases you make here or in our shop from 9-23 November benefit your school's library, just like always. 

You're welcome to shop our entire site, as well as our entire shop. If you haven't shopped our site before, you'll have to create an account. PLEASE ENTER BPC INTO THE COUPON BOX AT CHECKOUT, if it isn't automatically there, so your purchase counts toward the book fair. You'll need to come into the shop to pick up your order, or else have it shipped directly to your home. Please see our shipping instructions on-site, where you'll see we're happy to ship Media Mail, which reduces shipping to $2-$3 per book.

Below is a list of books recommended especially for your students. The list includes Washington Library Association's 2021 Children's Choice Picture Book and Easy Reader as well as the other major award nominees and winners.

Your school Book Fair contact is Ashley Winthrop. You're also welcome to call our Book Fair Manager Marie or shop owner Christy if you have any questions! Thank you for supporting a local independent business which, in turn, supports your school!

Happy Shopping!

Be Kind Cover Image
By Pat Zietlow Miller, Jen Hill (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626723214
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 6th, 2018

A New York Times bestseller!

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” —The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits Cover Image
By Cynthia Lord, Hazel Mitchell (Illustrator), John Bald (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780374308414
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 12th, 2019

Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord likes fostering rabbits—or, as she fondly calls it, “borrowing bunnies.” This is the heartwarming true story of the author’s own journey with two very special rabbits.

The Boy Who Invented the Popsicle: The Cool Science Behind Frank Epperson's Famous Frozen Treat Cover Image
By Anne Renaud, Milan Pavlovic (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781525300288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Kids Can Press - October 1st, 2019

Frank William Epperson is a curious boy who wants to be an inventor when he grows up. Since inventing begins with experimenting, Frank spends a lot of time in his “laboratory” (i.e. his back porch) trying out his ideas, such as building a double-handled handcar that whizzes past the single-handled cars in his neighborhood. What Frank loves most, though, is experimenting with liquids.

Cyril and Pat Cover Image
By Emily Gravett, Emily Gravett (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534439504
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 21st, 2019

From author-illustrator Emily Gravett comes a warm and funny picture book about friendship and loving someone different from yourself.

Cyril is a squirrel. Pat is a rat. They have a lot of adventures and fun together.

Don't Call Me Bear! Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338360028
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 17th, 2019

Koala is NOT a bear! (Or is he?) Find out why Koala is so mad in this new, irresistibly funny picture book from Aaron Blabey, the bestselling creator of Pig the Pug!

"G'day, my name is Warren and I've got something to share... Just because I'm furry DOESN'T MEAN THAT I'M A BEAR."Koala is sick of being called the wrong thing.

Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250303172
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 7th, 2019

Meet Llama, the next great picture-book megastar, who has most definitely driven a bus and who loves tacos way more than you.

He also loves cake, and that’s where our story begins.

On Monday, Llama discovers a pile of cake, which he promptly eats.
On Tuesday, Llama squeezes into his dancing pants, which he promptly rips.

Love, Z Cover Image
By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481496773
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2018

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”

When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means.

Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Kana Urbanowicz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499807035
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Published: little bee books - March 5th, 2019

"An inspiring story of persistence and an ideal purchase for any collection." School Library Journal, STARRED review

"Eaters of all ages will enjoy learning about the history of this popular food gone global." Kirkus Reviews

"starry-eyed as it may sound, the goal of peace through food seems important - and possible - by the stor

My Papi Has a Motorcycle Cover Image
By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525553410
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Published: Kokila - May 14th, 2019

A celebration of the love between a father and daughter, and of a vibrant immigrant neighborhood, by an award-winning author and illustrator duo.

When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

Ogilvy Cover Image
By Deborah Underwood, T. L. McBeth (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250151766
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 21st, 2019

The clothes don't make the bunny in this new picture book from New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Underwood, illustrated by T. L. McBeth.

Once Upon a Goat Cover Image
By Dan Richards, Eric Barclay (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524773748
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 27th, 2019

A twisted fairy tale about a king and queen who wish for a child of their own . . . and end up with a baby goat. Perfect for readers of Children Make Terrible Pets and Wolfie the Bunny.

"A funny and redemptive fairy tale."--The Wall Street Journal

Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship Cover Image
ISBN: 9780763696047
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Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2018

A 2019 Schneider Family Book Award Winner

Based on a real-life partnership, the heartening story of the love and teamwork between a girl and her service dog will illuminate and inspire.

A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great's Great Invention Cover Image
By Kristen Fulton, Lucy Fleming (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481496575
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - July 16th, 2019

Join Catherine the Great on a fun-filled ride as she schemes to invent the roller coaster in this inventive, STEM-based nonfiction picture book!

Empress Catherine the Great, Queen of Russia loved her country, especially the snowy winters.

Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

The beloved picture book about what to do when a worry won't leave you at alone -- perfect for reassuring young readers in times of stress.

Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534414006
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 23rd, 2019

Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most important bones in your body: the skull!

You probably don’t think much about skulls.
So what’s the big deal about them?

Well, every head
of every person
you’ve ever seen
has a skull inside.


Sweety Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525580003
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - March 26th, 2019

An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!

From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.

Take Your Pet to School Day Cover Image
By Linda Ashman, Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781524765590
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Wouldn't it be fun to bring your pet to school? Now imagine if EVERYONE brought their pet to school! That's exactly what happens in this hilarious picture book! A lighthearted, perfect read for back to school--no matter what that looks like!

This Is Not That Kind of Book Cover Image
By Christopher Healy, Ben Mantle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780525580294
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

This is a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it?

Tiny Feet Between the Mountains Cover Image
By Hanna Cha, Hanna Cha (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534429925
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 2019

A young Korean girl must come up with a clever idea to help a spirit tiger who has swallowed the sun by mistake in this fun, charming debut picture book from author-illustrator Hanna Cha.

Soe-In is a tiny child in a village full of large people.

The Very Impatient Caterpillar (Butterfly Series) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338289411
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 26th, 2019

This clever send-up of every child's biggest challenge -- being patient! -- is a STEM-friendly, laugh-out-loud comedy about metamorphosis.

* "Super-charged." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's "Pigeon" series... absolutely charming." --School Library JournalHEY!

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Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338047684
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Published: Graphix - June 26th, 2018

From Eisner Award-winning creator Aron Nels Steinke, a vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth-grade classroom!

Mr. Wolf has just started teaching at Hazelwood Elementary. He wants the first day of school to go well, but he's got his hands full with his new class.

Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1) (The Flytrap Files) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419737060
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 13th, 2019

A hilarious early chapter book series set in the Flytrap Files universe from New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger!
Meet Didi Dodo. She's a dodo and a spy. Or she will be, once she's hired!
Meet Koko Dodo. He's a dodo and a baker.

Sparks! Double Dog Dare (Sparks! #2) Cover Image
By Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338339901
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Published: Graphix - August 4th, 2020

Sparks is in for trouble when he starts seeing double!

Who's a good dog?!

Charlie and August, the two cats that control the mechanical superhero dog, Sparks, are keeping the city safe. But when a second, evil Sparks shows up and starts causing trouble around town, everybody blames the real Sparks.

My Furry Foster Family Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781515846048
Availability: Backordered
Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2019

Isle of Misfits 1: First Class Cover Image
By Jamie Mae, Freya Hartas (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781499808216
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Published: little bee books - March 5th, 2019

In the first book of the Isle of Misfits series, a gargoyle that can't sit still at his post is invited to live on an island full of other restless magical creatures!

Gibbon is a gargoyle who has been unable to sit still for hundreds of years. One day, he leaves his post from the castle he was meant to be guarding, and a person sees Gibbon, he panics and runs away.

Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! Cover Image
By Kara West, Leeza Hernandez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781534432697
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Published: Little Simon - December 18th, 2018

Meet Mia Macarooney, an ordinary eight-year-old who finds out she has an extraordinary super-secret in this first chapter book in the brand-new Mia Mayhem series!

Mia Macarooney is a regular eight-year-old girl who finds out that she’s A SUPERHERO!

Stealing the Sword: A Branches Book (Time Jumpers #1) Cover Image
By Wendy Mass, Oriol Vidal (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338217360
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 28th, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass's action-packed early chapter book series is perfect for newly independent readers!

Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers.

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