Books We Like

Gallery mom, Briana Zimmerling, has been curating and building our children's book collection the past 8 years, and it's never looked better.  Since we are only able to stock small inventories of each book, we don't feel we can sell them online at the time.  Instead, we offer a sampling of our collection, with small bits about each one.  Hope you enjoy browsing the books we like.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!
Karen Beaumont

This is my main staple in the book collection.  This book started it all.  I recommend this book to all ages!

Rachel Isadora

This book introduced me to the work of Rachel, a fairy tell every princess should have on hand.

Hansel & Gretel
Rachel Isadora

I will forever love the illustrations of this author.  I carry as many of her books as I can.


The Journey
Francesca Sanna

An absolutely beatiful story on why a family might migrate.  The illustrations make the idea attainable for children, allowing everyone to step into the shoes of a family fleeing.


Rad American Women A-Z
Kate Schatz

I'm all about "girl power" and have started a modest collection to reflect that.  Here is a perfect start to your own child's collection! 



Amelia Earhart
Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara

From the Little People, Big Dreams series.  This Kansas woman rocked the world with her aviation.   Now you can share that story with the illustrations of Mariadiamantes.

Frida Kahlo
Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Another book from the Little People, Big Dreams series.  Share the story of on of my favorite painters, Frida Kahlo!

Rosa Parks
Ma Isabel Sanchez Vegara

One of our countries leading historical women in the era of Civil Rights.  Keep our history alive with sharing the stories of strong women.

Women in Science
Rachel Ignotofsky

50 Fearless Pioneers - Who Changed the World.  Perfect to pick a page a day!  I loved the clever way of sharing information through the illustrations. 

The Book of Mistakes
Corinna Luyken

Great for any and all ages!  It all starts with one little mistake.  Instead of quiting, you see how the artist morphs that mistake into something greater.

Strictly No Elephants
Lisa Mantchev

The story of being inclusive, as told through a boy and his pet elephant.  Expressed through the beautiful illustrations of Taeeun Yoo.

Red Yellow Blue
C.G. Esperanza

Vibrant, playful, imaginative, just to name a few.  Any artist can learn from this book, but it's perfect for introducing color theory to kids.

Bad News for Outlaws
Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

 The true life story of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal.  Known across the West as someone to be reckoned with, a true champion of the American West.

My Dad Used to Be so Cool
Keith Negley

I think this is the perfect book for a parent.  Kids will enjoy it, but mom and dad will be laughing!  


Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis

No real words, but plenty of conversation to follow.  A great exercise in interpreting what's going on, by using your surrounding information. 

Nature Anatomy
Julia Rothman

A big, almost journal like book, filled with information and illustrations to be enjoyed for years to come.  Learn about all the curiosities of nature, weather, rocks, plants, and more.

Farm Anatomy
Julia Rothman

  Learn about all the curiosities of farming, livestock, gardening, machinery and more.  I love to read this with my kids!

Food Anatomy
Julia Rothman

Answering questions I didn't even realize I had about the food we eat and what curiosities surround it.  


The Wind in the Willows
Kenneth Grahame

A stunning illustrated version of a Jim Richardson favorite classic, thanks to the artistic talents of Robert Ingpen.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll

The 150th anniversary edition illustrated by Salvador Dali.  I couldn't pass up on this class, especially with the brilliant  surreal illustrations.

The Arrival
Shaun Tan

With Shaun's imaginative illustrations and storytelling, you are able to feel what it would be like in a foreign world.  

Lost & Found
Shaun Tan

Three stories of Shaun Tan's in one package.  My personal favorite, The Rabbits.  Dark, but relevant.

A is for Atom
Greg Paprocki

There is an entire collection of alphabet books by Paprocki.  A is for Atom isn't the only one we carry (V is for Vittles, R is for Railway...) but it was the one that got us hooked.

General Relativity for Babies
Chris Ferrie

A great collection of board books for those smarty-pant babes.  Also see Rocket Science for babies, and Quantum Physics!

Compost Stew
Mary McKenna Siddals

One of my collection staples!  A wonderful A-Z recipe for the Earth, rhythmic with bright and imaginative illustrations by Ashely Wolff.  Informative for all ages.

How to Babysit a Grandpa
Jean Reagan

A must have!  Also loved, How to Babysit a Grandma, How to Surprise a Dad, How to Raise a Mom.  Gifted to grandparents just as often as children!

Take Away the A
Michael Escoffier

Clever, imaginative, funny, a book my family reads frequently!  What happens when you take away the "E"? Bears stay behind Bars!

Children Make Terrible Pets
Peter Brown

Not a lot of explanation needed, this book is great for every family.  We all need this humor and brilliant illustrations in our lives.

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