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CHILDREN'S BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
The Holiday Season is here! It's time to cozy up with a good book! Stop by to find the perfect books for every young reader on your holiday list! Here are just a few of our favorites; click on any cover for details.
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AUTHOR DROP-INS AT MRS. DALLOWAY'S
On the eve of the Big Game, TYLER BRIDGES dropped by to sign copies of Five Laterals and a Trombone: Cal, Stanford, and the Wildest Finish in College Football History, a chronicle of one of college football's most bizarre game endings of all time. Bridges writes about the build-up to the game, recreates the moment through interviews with many players and coaches (and one Stanford Band trombone player) involved, and examines the lore that has grown up over the years surrounding those wild 21 seconds.
DASHKA SLATER has just published the hilarious third book in her award-winning Escargot picture book series. In Love, Escargot, everyone's favorite snail is on the way to a party on Snailentine's Day, hopeful he will find another snail who also likes to read books and eat salad with a light vinaigrette. But when he arrives, Escargot is greeted not by a snail, but by a vole. Mon dieu! This is not a Snailentine's Day party at all. It is a Volentine's Day party! At first, Escargot wants to hide in his shell, but in the end, he finds a surprising new friend.
JENNIFER LATHAM is the author of Baking Bread with Kids: Trusty Recipes for Magical Homemade Bread, an inviting and empowering guide for kids and parents to make their own delicious bread at home—and make it fun, simple, and easy, with 20+ recipes for ages 7 and up. Each recipe is organized into clear and easy-to-follow instructions and accompanied by beautiful illustrations depicting each step, perfect for school-age readers or younger kids accompanied by an adult in the kitchen. Jennifer is pictured here with her own two trusty bread makers.
ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE's important new book is Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams's Photographs Reveal about the Japanese American Incarceration, which presents three photographers, three perspectives, and through the lenses of their cameras, three different views of one bitter chapter of American history. She poses here next to our Mock Newbery display (story below); Seen and Unseen is one of the eight nominees. Also note our partnership with the author (above) that gives customers the ability to order personalized signed copies.
Oakland's COLLIN PINE is a passionate gardener and the author of the new children's book, The Garden Next Door, in which three young children watch as birds, bees, and butterflies zoom past them, over their fence, and into their neighbor's mysterious yard. But why are there no birds or bugs in their yard? The kids are determined to find out...and maybe make some changes to bring a little wilderness to their backyard.
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Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson. The power of art runs through this sweet coming-of-age story, which begins in the summer of 1996 when awkward and bored teenagers Frankie and Zeke meet and become friends. The pair create a poster with an enigmatic message, then post copies all over their small Tennessee community - sparking curiosity, confusion and, eventually, fear that spreads beyond the town. Twenty years later, a reporter seeking the poster’s origin tracks down Frankie, threatening her lifelong secret. Wilson’s characters are imperfect and often funny, and I loved the book’s resolution - realistic and satisfying. - Hut
Meredith, Alone by Claire Alexander. I loved not just the plot of this tender novel set in Glasgow but the structure as well. The author takes us back and forth in time to begin peeling away the layers of why Meredith has not left her home in over three years. The story gets deeper and more meaningful with each passing chapter as Meredith has to contend with new friends and past trauma. Heartwarming and lovely. - Carolyn
Inciting Joy by Ross Gay. In this new collection of essays, Ross Gay prompts readers to find joy in their daily experiences, the small moments in life, and notably the times when we care for others. Gay’s thoughtful explorations of his own experiences (gardening, skateboarding, basketball) are the framework for his ideas on compassion, sharing, and community. Written in his easy meandering and conversational style, it’s a gorgeous and provocative must-read. - Eric
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AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS AVAILABLE
Ask for a signed copy of any of these featured titles when you come to the store, or request one in the Comments field when ordering online. Supplies are limited, so don't delay if you're interested.
CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH BOOKS!
Here are some of our favorites for celebrating Indigenous authors, illustrators, and stories every month of the year! CLICK HERE for our book list.
Help start a library for a young reader in your life with Mrs. Dalloway’s Little Library subscription service! Every month for the length of your subscription, we'll gift wrap and send your recipient a book that fits their age and interests. Our experienced staff selects titles from our ever-changing inventory of new titles and rediscovered hidden gems. To find out more and sign up, click here.
LISTEN UP - Audiobooks from Libro.fm
We're delighted to be offering our customers an independent source for audiobooks, offered through our partnership with Libro.fm. Here's a little about the company, in its own words:
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