Book Bites October 23

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Recommended Reading from our friends at Blue Willow Bookshop!

Tiger & Lily: Tiger Trouble by Dan Thompson (Random House Graphic)

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Lily, the tiger at the local zoo, gets a new roommate who looks and sounds like a house cat but KNOWS he is a Tiger. The two cats figure out what it means to be a Tiger . . . and a friend.

Falling Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Katherine Tegen Books)


Twelve-year-old Zola thinks she has the perfect life in 2193, with Insta-Ovens and virtual reality goggles. Then one day Zola finds a note: If you want to see things as they really are, come find me.

Betty And The Mysterious Visitor by Anne Twist (Candlewick Press)

Betty loves visiting Grandma and playing in her beautiful garden, Acorn Hollows. When a mysterious creature starts destroying the Hollows, Betty is determined to find a way to stop it. 

Fractured Path by J. C. Cervantes (Disney Hyperion)


Budding artist Blake is struggling in 1960s San Francisco. When she starts having confusing visions, her aunt and uncle tell her about a long-lost family heirloom that could hold the key to her future.

How To be Your Dog’s best Friend by Elena Bulay (Thames & Hudson)

The author’s personal story reveals bright and vibrant information about dog care for children.

Let’s Add Up by Victoria Allenby (Pajama Press)

Simple math problems are lively and fun in this sweet picture book that shows all the different ways that a group of pre-schoolers can add up to 10.

Here We Are: Book of Numbers by Oliver Jeffers (Philomel Books)

Inspired by the bestselling picture book, Here We Are, comes this irresistible counting book to welcome babies and toddlers to the mysteries and beauty of our planet.

The World And Everything In It by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow Books)

Children can explore and contrast the big things and little things in the natural world around them. And they can find themselves in between.

My First lift the flap Nursery Rhymes by Angela Arrhenius (Nosy Crow)

From “Humpty Dumpty” to “Hey Diddle Diddle,” introduce little ones to the joy of nursery rhymes with the author’s bright, beautiful artwork and easy-to-lift card flaps that reveal a hidden surprise on every page!


Blue Willow Bookshop is run by a team of opinionated, well-read women. Our staff meetings are full of laughter, our back room is full of snacks, and we absolutely love putting the right book into our readers’ hands. May we hold your baby while you browse?

We appreciate a sense of humor. When we goof up, we joke that “one day we’ll be great.”

We’ve got recommendations. We’ve got pizzazz. And we look forward to welcoming you to our happy place.

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