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A Celebration of Picture Books

Last week, my family happily introduced my cousin Charlotte to the world. Her birth, alongside hanging out with her two-year-old brother Grant for a couple days, has got me thinking a lot about kids and kids books. As you know, we have an extensive kids section at Island Books. I love working back there, seeing the little ones run straight to the house to play and screech with delight when they make it up the stairs and are as tall as their parents. I love that part of my job is to read through picture books in order to help out parents, friends, and teachers. Our customers are as passionate as we are about children’s literacy and the power of reading to kids. Giving recommendations is easy when I know they will be as excited about books with creative story lines and memorable characters as me ... continued