Children's Corner


Picture books, chapter books, early readers and classics.....The Open Book has a soft spot for our youngest readers.  Visit this page to see some of our favorite new books for children, or give us a call to talk about what book is right for the special child in your life.  Don't forget to come to our summer story time readings in our shady courtyard during the months of June, July, August and September.

Bedtime for Frances (Paperback)

ISBN-13: 9780064434515
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Published: HarperFestival, 10/1995
It may be bedtime for Frances, but before Frances can sleep, she needs a glass of mild, a kiss from Father, one from Mother, her teddy bear, her doll, another kiss from Father, and another one from Mother. And then there are tigers and giants and ominous creaks in the ceiling to keep her up. Will Frances ever go to sleep?

ISBN-13: 9780761158462
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Published: Workman Publishing, 5/2010
Imagine: the first Star Wars book that actually moves, bringing to life the most memorable scenes from the epic: Obi-Wan battles Darth Maul The Millennium Falcon zooms away from an exploding Death Star Luke rides a galloping Tauntaun, Yoda twirls his green lightsaber, Boba Fett blasts up, up and away! And of course the most memorable scene of all—red and blue lightsabers flashing, Luke and Darth Vader fight the ultimate battle between good and evil. It’s a marriage made in a galaxy far, far away: phenomenal Scanimation meets Star Wars, the enduring epic that’s sold $42 billion in ticket sales and earned the title #1 Boys Action Toy License of all time. Created by Rufus Butler Seder, Star Wars: A Scanimation Book presents 12 of the most memorable scenes, in a landscape, i.e., movie format. It’s an homage from an artist obsessed with the earliest forms of capturing visual motion to an artist obsessed with the most advanced. But that’s not what young fans will care about—this is having pure movie magic in the palm of your hand, to replay again and again.

ISBN-13: 9780618868667
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Published: Clarion Books, 4/2011
This satisfying bedtime story is playful and fun to read aloud.

Ten Birds (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9781554535682
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Published: Kids Can Press, 3/2011
More than a clever counting book, Ten Birds highlights ingenuity, common sense and the inadequacies of labels. Cybele Young's intricate pen-and-ink drawings depict a rich alternative world that both children and adults will marvel over.

ISBN-13: 9780312549664
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Published: Feiwel & Friends, 9/2010
Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It’s the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

ISBN-13: 9780689835681
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Published: Beach Lane Books, 8/2000
A classic! One I enjoyed when I was a tot, and one I'm sure all tots will still enjoy! -- Vincent