We have great gift picks for every kid of every age.
Here are some of our favorites, and we'll be adding to the list!
Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever: 82 wonderful stories
for boys and girls
A treasury of Scarry’s best work. Includes samplings from
favorite Golden Books, “I am a Bunny” in its entirety, Mother Goose rhymes, the
months of the year, trains, planes, colors, letters – 288 pages jam-packed with
Richard Scarry’s lovable characters.
Pirateria: The Wonderful Plunderful Pirate Emporium by Calef
Ahoy there, Mateys! Here is a rollicking rhyming book about
an emporium that sells everything a buccaneer (or mutineer) could possibly need
for adventures on the high seas.
The latest in the "-ology" books, this one is all about dinosaurs!
Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems These books are sure to be a hit with beginning readers. Grown-ups will also appreciate Mr. Willems' humor and often wry drawings. Also deals with sharing, compromise, feeling good about yourself, and other issues that pop up between friends.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce A wonderful story, beautifully illustrated, about a boy's lifelong love of books, and how it is passed on to others.
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban; illustrated by Lillian Hoban Frances loves bread and jam so much, she could eat it for every meal! But for how long? Will Frances ever eat spaghetti, scrambled eggs, or peanut butter again?
I am a Bunny by Richard Scarry One of our all-time favorites. Nicholas the Bunny introduces young readers to his world and to the seasons, in this richly illustrated board book.
Trades for Store Credit Schedule We want your books! Please bring in your trades for store credit Saturdays 10 - 3, as listed below. No appointment is necessary, but please call first to confirm. We will be very busy for the holidays, so we'll have reduced times in December. Store credit is half of what we would sell the book for. You may use your store credit for any used book in the store, and toward 30% of the cost of a new book (for example, if you would like a new book that is $10, you may use $3 of store credit and pay $7 cash). If you have old store credit, please stop by or call. All store credit from 2012 and prior will expire at the end of the year. All store credit from 2013 will expire one year from the last time you were in the store. This is basically a housekeeping thing -- we have accumulated hundreds of traders over the years, and it is a bit overwhelming! Thank you for your continued support, and see you soon! We will be looking at books on the following Saturdays: November 16 November 23 We WILL NOT be looking at books November 30 December 7 December 14 We WILL NOT be looking at books December 21 December 28
Thanks to all of the ghosts and ghouls, old friends and new, who stopped by to visit on Halloween. Frightening or friendly, it was great to see everyone! We didn't have a chance to snap everyone, but here are photos of some of our friends who came by. It was great Halloween, and we're looking forward to a happy holiday season, with Thanksgiving and December right around the corner!
Free to Be You and Me.... We have a very special selection of children's books to celebrate Pride, anti-bullying & letting your true self shine through. Let us know if you have any suggestions to add!
Free to Be You and Me. Originally published in the 1970s by the Ms. Foundation. There is also a 35th Anniversary edition. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell Daddy, Papa, and Me by Leslea Newman Ferdinand by Munro Leaf In Our Mother's House by Patricia Polacco It's Okay to Be Different by Todd Parr King & King by Linda de Haan & Stern Nijland Mommy, Mama, and Me by Leslea Newman Molly's Family by Nancy Garden My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen &Heidi E.Y. Stemple Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer Oliver Button is a Sissy by Tomie dePaola Ruby's Beauty Shop by Rosemary Wells The Sissy Duckling by Harvey Fierstein Who's in a Family? by Robert Skutch William's Doll by Charlotte Zolotow Amelia's Bully Survival Guide by Marissa Moss Berenstain Bears and the Bully Bye-Bye, Big Bad Bullybug by Ed Emberley Don't Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin & Allen Shamblin Just Kidding by Trudi Ludwig My Secret Bully by Trudi Ludwig Pinky and Rex and the Bully by James Howe
Please bring your books only during the scheduled times. If you are unsure, please call. 206-547-4555.
We will be looking at books every Saturday in July except the last Saturday, July 27th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
We will not be looking at books on July 27th .
Your store credit is 50% of what we would sell the book for. You may use your store credit for any used book in the store or towards 30% of the price of a new book. Store credit may not be used for other items.
Your store credit expires one year from your last visit.
Project Cool for
School – Books for Homeless Children
Project Cool is an
awesome program of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. They fill
1,300 backpacks with donated school supplies, books, toothbrushes &
toothpaste and more and distribute them to children who are homeless.
Alphabet Soup will be collecting books for donation to Project Cool for School. Purchase a book for donation to Project Cool for School and get 25% off your entire purchase! * We’ll also be collecting books for donation that are on the wish list.
For more information
on their program & how to donate and volunteer, check out their Facebook
* May not be combined
with any other discount or sale.
Here is a wish list
of suggested titles and approximate age groupings. The list is meant as a guide
to get you browsing. Follow your instinct in choosing a book – if it is a book
you would share with a child in your life, then it is a great book to donate to
the Cool for School Project!
Here are some
suggestions to get you started:
Learning How to
Read & New Readers
“I Can Read” books
Cat in the Hat / Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Caps for Sale
Frog and Toad
Danny and the Dinosaur
Elephant and Piggie
Go Dog Go
Nate the Great
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Young Readers –
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Diary of a Spider
George and Martha
Giant Jam Sandwich
Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books
Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Tacky the Penguin
Toot and Puddle
Trickster Tales by Gerald McDermott
Young Readers –
A to Z Mysteries
The Hundred Dreses
Ivy and Bean
Magic Tree House
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
My Father’s Dragon
Afternoon of the Elves
American Girl Mysteries
Because of Winn-Dixie
Cricket in Times Sqaure
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Eyewitness Books (Nonfiction Series)
Harriet the Spy
James and the Giant Peach
Little House on the Prairie
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Lightning Thief, etc)
Arnold Lobel wrote some of our favorite books - Frog and Toad, Mouse Tales, Grasshopper on the Road - and nearly 100 others. Mr. Lobel, a Caldecott and Newbery Award winning illustrator & author, would have been 80 years old on May 22nd. He passed away in 1987. In celebration of Mr. Lobel and his work, next Wednesday, the 22nd, all Arnold Lobel books will be 25% off.
What is your favorite Arnold Lobel book?
Arnold Lobel is best remembered for his classic series of Frog and Toad books: Frog and Toad Are Friends (1970), Frog and Toad Together (1972), Frog and Toad All Year (1976), and Days with Frog and Toad (1979). Appealing animals populate most of his books, including A Zoo for Mister Muster (1962) and Fables, (1980) a collection of animal tales, which won the Caldecott Medal. He also wrote poetry (Whiskers and Rhymes, 1986), folktales (Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, 1982), and nonsense books (The Book of Pigericks, 1984). With his wife, Anita Lobel, also a children's book writer and illustrator, he collaborated on several books, including How the Rooster Saved the Day (1977), A Treeful of Pigs (1979), and The Rose in My Garden (1984). He also illustrated The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983) and The Random House Book of Mother Goose (1986). Arnold Died in December 4, 1987.
We want your books! Please bring books in only during the scheduled time. If you are not sure, please call us first. 206-547-4555 We will be looking at books from 10 - 3 on: May 4th May 18th May 25th We will not be looking at book May 11th. Your store credit is 50% of our selling price. Store credit may be used for any used book in the store, or toward 30% of the cost of a new book. Store credit may not be used for other items. Store credit expires in one year from your last visit. See you soon!
1) We will be open on MLK day, January 21st, 10 - 6
2) Every Wednesday in January, 20% off everything in the store.* May not be combined with other coupons, birthday club cards, or store credit. Teachers may use it in combination with their 10% discount for a 30% discount
3) Our Trades for Store Credit hours for January are as follows: Saturdays 10 - 3 January 21st, MLK Holiday 10 - 6
4)Store credit is 50% of our selling price. Store credit may be used for any used book in the store, or towards 30% of the cost of a new book. Store credit may not be used for any other items.
Starting in 2013, store credit expires in one year. Store credit obtained 2012 and prior expires December 31, 2013.
4) The Birthday Club is back in 2013!
Coupons from prior to 2012 are now expired!
Birthday Club Kids may redeem their Club Coupons three months from the date of their birthday. Birthday Club Coupons may be redeemed only by the Birthday Club Kid. From your friends at Alphabet Soup, Abbey, Dante, Janet & Tim
We will be open this Saturday, February 11th, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
Thank you for your continued support!
We love books! Alphabet Soup Children's Books has been selling new, used, and vintage children's books for kids of all ages since 2004. We also carry greeting cards, puzzles, and a small selection of used books for grown-ups.
We're located at 1406 N 45th in Wallingford, one and half blocks west of Stone Way N.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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