Salmon Bay Book Fair

Welcome to your Book Fair, Salmon Bay 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 16-22 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 SALMONBAY 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 Volunteer Coordinator Jodi Russell. 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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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 Pavlovi? (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781525300288
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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)
$17.99
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)
$14.99
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."


Llama Destroys the World (A Llama Book #1) Cover Image
By Jonathan Stutzman, Heather Fox (Illustrator)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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
$16.99
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)
$17.99
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
$17.99
ISBN: 9781547602377
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - September 3rd, 2019

From the creator of Perfectly Norman comes a sensitive and reassuring story about what to do when a worry won't leave you alone.

Meet Ruby--a happy, curious, imaginative girl. But one day, she finds something unexpected: a Worry.


Skulls! Cover Image
By Blair Thornburgh, Scott Campbell (Illustrator)
$17.99
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.

And


Sweety Cover Image
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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)
$17.99
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 Cover Image
$17.99
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 Journal


The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) Cover Image
$9.99
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!


Didi Dodo, Future Spy: Recipe for Disaster (Didi Dodo, Future Spy #1) Cover Image
By Tom Angleberger, Jared Chapman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781419737060
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 13th, 2019

Sparks! Double Dog Dare (Sparks! #2) Cover Image
By Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto (Illustrator)
$14.99
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?!


My Furry Foster Family Cover Image
$31.80
ISBN: 9781515846048
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Published: Picture Window Books - August 1st, 2019

Isle of Misfits 1: First Class Cover Image
By Jamie Mae, Freya Hartas (Illustrator)
$5.99
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)
$5.99
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)
$4.99
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!


Small Spaces Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515043
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Published: Puffin Books - July 9th, 2019

New York Times bestselling adult author of The Bear and the Nightingale makes her middle grade debut with a creepy, spellbinding ghost story destined to become a classic. Now in paperback.


Bob Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250308696
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2019

Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, two masterminds of classic, middle-grade fiction come together to craft this magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia. Now that she’s back, Livy has the feeling she’s forgotten something really, really important about Gran’s house.


Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445820
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Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

When eleven-year-old Langston's father moves them from their home in Alabama to Chicago's Bronzeville district, it feels like he's giving up everything he loves.


Nowhere Boy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250211453
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Published: Square Fish - August 25th, 2020

"A resistance novel for our time." The New York Times
"A hopeful story about recovery, empathy, and the bravery of young people."
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Ban This Book: A Novel Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780765385581
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Published: Starscape - May 1st, 2018

You’re Never Too Young to Fight Censorship!


The Season of Styx Malone Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524715984
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Published: Yearling - December 3rd, 2019

A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR BOOK AND THE WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE HORN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION!

"Extraordinary friendships . . . extraordinary storytelling." --Rita Williams-Garcia, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award-Winning author of One Crazy Summer


Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret (Book 1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781426338106
Availability: Backordered
Published: Under the Stars - July 23rd, 2019

Chester and Gus Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062330697
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Published: HarperCollins - March 13th, 2018

Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern presents a heartwarming and humorous middle grade novel about the remarkable bond that forms between an aspiring service dog and an autistic boy in need of a friend.


Saving Winslow Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062570710
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Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

Indie Next List Pick · ALA Notable Children’s Book · Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner

“A winning tale of love.” Kirkus (starred review)


Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain Cover Image
By Zac Gorman, Sam Bosma (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780062495686
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Published: HarperCollins - March 19th, 2019

Surrounded by all creatures gruesome and grotesque, Thisby Thestoop, the gamekeeper for the Black Mountain Dungeon, is getting roped into another job—saving the princess’s skin—in the debut fantasy-adventure series by Zac Gorman, contributor to the hilarious Rick and Morty comic series.


Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781524764500
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Animal Planet meets Captain Underpants in the ickiest, squickiest, most fart-filled World of Weird Animals book yet, from the creators of Pink Is for Blobfish.


What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting our Planet Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465481412
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Published: DK Children - April 2nd, 2019

In this informative book on recycling for children, you will find everything you need to know about our environment. The good, the bad and the incredibly innovative. From pollution and litter to renewable energy and plastic recycling.


The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Sarah Jacoby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062393449
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 21st, 2019

An exceptional picture book biography of Margaret Wise Brown, the legendary author of Goodnight MoonThe Runaway Bunny, and other beloved children’s classics, that's as groundbreaking as the icon herself was—from award-winning, bestselling author Mac Barnett and acclaimed illustrator Sarah Jacoby.


The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781499804119
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Published: little bee books - January 8th, 2019

Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book!

A generation voicing

stories, hopes, and fears

founds a hip-hop nation.

Say holler if you hear.

The roots of rap and the history of hip-hop have origins that precede DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash.


The Wonders of Nature Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781465485366
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Published: DK Children - September 3rd, 2019

Explore the curiosities of planet Earth and marvel at the beauty of the natural world in a new way.

From opals to orchids and tapirs to toadstools, this beautiful collection brings more than 100 incredible items from the natural world to life. Perfect for all the nature-loving readers on the planet we call home.


Your Amazing Digestion from Mouth through Intestine (Your Amazing Body Books) Cover Image
By Joanne Settel, Steve Björkman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781481486880
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Dr. Joanne Settel has all the answers to our most burning questions in this wacky and informative book of poems about our digestive systems.


Comics: Easy as ABC: The Essential Guide to Comics for Kids Cover Image
By Ivan Brunetti, Francoise Mouly (Introduction by)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781943145393
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Published: Toon Graphics - April 2nd, 2019

Filled with activities, Comics: Easy as ABC is a fun way for young readers to effortlessly and playfully start thinking like writers and artists. This simple guide is also aimed at parents, teachers, and librarians: all will enjoy learning the ABCs of this popular and rapidly growing medium.


Summer Green to Autumn Gold Cover Image
By Mia Posada, Mia Posada (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541528994
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - August 6th, 2019

This nonfiction picture book, written and illustrated by Mia Posada, beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors. Back matter offers additional scientific details for curious readers as well as suggested further reading and links to hands-on activities.


Evelyn the Adventurous Entomologist: The True Story of a World-Traveling Bug Hunter Cover Image
By Christine Evans, Yasmin Imamura (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781943147663
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Published: Innovation Press - September 24th, 2019

Back in 1881, when Evelyn Cheesman was born, English girls were expected to be clean and dressed in frilly dresses. But Evelyn crawled in dirt and collected glow worms in jars. When girls grew up they were expected to marry and look after children.


Nic Bishop Big Cats Cover Image
By Nic Bishop, Nic Bishop (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545605779
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1st, 2019

Sibert Medalist and naturalist Nic Bishop gives readers a closer look at big cats!

With grace, guile, and unstoppable power, big cats are admired for their speed and strength. Although they are related to house cats, these magnificent creatures are nothing like our pets!


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