1. First Loves: Bambi

    The book that made me fall in love with reading was not a book I read myself. After the death of my father when I was barely six, and after a move to a new city, my mother decided to try a new tradition of gathering all three of her children together in the evening and reading to them. I’m sure it was a way to assuage her own grief while spending some quality time with three bewildered young children. The first book she chose to read was Bambi by Felix Salten.

    I remember being snuggled into my pajamas, with twilight closing in, listening to the sometimes funny, sometimes harrowing story of the young fawn read in my beloved mother’s calm and reassuring voice. It was magical and I was transported. I remember feeling a real sense of loss when the book ended. Wanting to recreate that feeling of finding other worlds made me pick up a book for myself, and I have never stopped reading. – Cathy K.

    More stories of bookish love here.

  2. humansofnewyork:

    "I spend my time doing other people’s stuff. I don’t have time to do my own stuff. And if I have the time, I don’t have the energy."
    "So what would you do if you had the time?"
    "I’ve always wanted to make a children’s book."
    "What would it be about?"
    "It’d be about this boy who’s waiting on a train to come into the station, and he announces to everybody that when the train comes, it’s going to be on the ceiling. And then the train does come in on the ceiling. And he’s got to figure out how to get it down."

    That book sounds really good.

  3. The Top Five Reasons You Should Love Monsters by Rachel Roellke Coddington: http://powells.us/132TjPC

    Rachel Roellke Coddington and Jolby will present their book at Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing on Wednesday, May 15, at 7:00 p.m.

  4. Love it when the cover matches the customer.

  5. "Most of my reading these days is done by request, and Little Bear is always in heavy rotation.

    What can’t that Little Bear do? He makes soup! He’s a snow-day nudist! He goes to the ‘moon’! He convinces his mother to recap the previous three stories for him!
    - Recommended by Emily A., Powells Books

    Find out more: http://powells.us/1031HLl

    (Source: powells)

  6. Would you read them with a cat? Would you read them in a hat?

    Would you read them one, two, three? Would you like the third for free?

    For a limited time, buy two featured Dr. Seuss books, and get the third for free.

    (Source: powells)


  7. "Among the anarchy-friendly parenting choices we’ve made over the years — we unschool, for instance — we let our sons skip quite a few baths."

    We asked John Seven and Jana Christy (authors of A Rule is to Break) to write about anarchy and kids on the Powell’s blog.

  8. Of course we have this book on our shelves.


    A Rule Is To Break: A Child’s Guide to Anarchy

  9. Whether your li’l monster loves to read books or eat them, it’s a great time to buy your next batch of children’s books at Powell’s.

    Now, for a limited time, we’re offering 30% off select children’s titles from our friends at Sasquatch Books, all with a Pacific Northwest flavor. Yum!

    Browse in stores or online: http://powells.us/T0yWLD