Thank you for supporting America's Oldest Children's Bookstore
Here is what you just did:
1. Gave The Little Engine that Could a little more fuel
Indie bookstores re-circulate revenue within the local community and donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chain retailers; and, remote, online retailers give nothing back! Shopping here fuels your child’s future.
2. Invested in the power of imagination
Browsing bricks-and-mortar bookstores is the best way to discover great children’s books, and indies pick what we sell based on what we know you like and want. Invest in independent bookstores, and we will invest in the imagination of your children for years to come.
3. Super-charged your child's learning
Children who grow up surrounded by books get three years more education on average than children from bookless homes. Bringing books home gets results.
4. Became a patron of schools, libraries, and the arts
Buying locally, and not from remote, online corporations ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested where they are needed most – right here in the neighborhood institutions that grow your children.
5. Gave your child a greener future
Shopping at our store conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe because we stand behind them.
6. Improved the value of your home and strengthened your community
There is concrete evidence that neighborhoods with thriving independent businesses have higher real estate values and support more local jobs. Buying local is a smart and easy way to nurture your community.
7. Embraced what makes our community unique
We raise our children to celebrate and value a rich and varied world. You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s, so why would you want a community that looks that way?
8. Took advantage of our expertise
You are our neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. Nobody knows great children’s books like independent booksellers, and we’re passionate about what we do.
9. And so much more!
This book was a fantastic story about two kids discovering who they are and how they want to present themselves to the world. Frances is a daring seamstress who has caught the eye of Lady Crystallia a beautiful fashion trend starter. But the world doesn't know that Lady Crystallia is Prince Sebastian and Frances must decide if she wants the world to know about her work, even as it threatens to expose her friend's secrets to the world. Jen's illustrations captures the emotions of the character's so creatively. I also loved the information in the back of the book about her creative process. - Jessica