Category Archives: Picture Books

Favorite Winter Books

Happy New Year, ManaFriends!

We don’t know about you, but after the holidays, it’s easy for us to fall into the “winter blues.” We’re cooped up inside; colds and the flu seem to spread like wildfire; and the next few months stretch ahead like one chilly, gray blur. Sound familiar?  Continue Reading

Our Favorite New Picture Books, Vol. IV

It’s that time of year again—the time to spotlight some of our favorite new releases in picture books!

We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again, because it’s true: we see SO MANY great picture books come through the store, and it breaks our hearts that they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. There are some not-so-great ones, too, of course. But most of the time we see new books that make us laugh and capture our hearts just as much as the old classics did.  Continue Reading

Picture Books Full of MONSTROUS Fun!

Halloween is only a few short weeks away! Have you chosen your costumes? Carved your pumpkins? Bought your candy? Good. Now you can concentrate on getting into the mood with some delightfully fun MONSTER BOOKS.

Monster books might be off-putting to kids at first. After all, monsters are scary. Why would you want to read about them? Well, the monsters in these books aren’t scary. They’re furry, funny, and sometimes don’t even realize that they are monsters. Who knows; they might even inspire an epic monster-themed Halloween costume! Continue Reading