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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 a book that answers all the kids who have ever posed the question What kind of book is it?
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.
This clever send-up of every child's biggest challenge—being patient!—is a STEM-friendly, laugh-out-loud comedy about metamorphosis.
"Will delight fans of Mo Willems's "Pigeon" series... absolutely charming." — School Library Journal * "Super-charged." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"HEY!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
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.