Sunday, June 23, 2013

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

We want your books! 

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. 

See you soon! 

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 page

* 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
Berenstain Bears
Cat in the Hat / Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Caps for Sale
Frog and Toad
Amelia Bedelia
Danny and the Dinosaur
Elephant and Piggie
Go Dog Go
Nate the Great
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Young Readers – Picture Books

Angelina Ballerina
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Detective LaRue
Diary of a Spider
George and Martha
Giant Jam Sandwich
Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books
Little Critter
Martha Speaks
Tar Beach
Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Tacky the Penguin
Toot and Puddle
Trickster Tales by Gerald McDermott

Young Readers – Chapter Books

A to Z Mysteries
Boxcar Children
Classic Starts
Flat Stanley
Geronimo Stilton
Horse Diaries
The Hundred Dreses
Ivy and Bean
Judy Moody
Magic Tree House
Mercy Watson
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
My Father’s Dragon
Paddington Bear
Pippi Longstocking

Older Readers

Afternoon of the Elves
American Girl Mysteries
Because of Winn-Dixie
Black Beauty
Charlotte’s Web
Cricket in Times Sqaure
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Encyclopedia Brown
Eyewitness Books (Nonfiction Series)
Ginger Pye 
Gone-Away Lake
Harriet the Spy
Harry Potter
James and the Giant Peach
Little House on the Prairie
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Lightning Thief, etc)
Peter and the Starcatchers
Phantom Tollbooth
Taran Wanderer (and other Lloyd Alexander Books)
Wizard of Oz

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Today would of been Richard Scarry's 94th birthday!
We will be having a sale on his books next week! We shall keep you posted on the details.

Also, we will be closing today at 3:30. Sorry for the inconvenience.