The Carle Bookshop has an amazing and knowledgeable staff of well-read booksellers. Whether you need to perfect gift or something new to read, we can always find a great book that’s new to you.
Each month we choose books — picture books and books for older readers — both new and old favorites for our Staff Picks. Here are our picks for July.
Regards to the Man in the Moon by Ezra Jack Keats (Viking, 1981)
“Parents may embarrass us sometimes, but they also inspire and teach us cool stuff. Louie learns from ‘Pop’ that by freeing up his imagination, he can travel where he’s never been and experience the unimaginable.” — Chris
Imogene’s Antlers by David Small (Random House, 1985)
“What would you do if you woke up to find you had grown antlers? Just ask Imogene. A funny story about acceptance and resourcefulness in a strange situation.” — Ariel
King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood (Harcourt, 1985)
“Have you ever wanted to stay in your bathtub forever? You won’t stop laughing when you see what King Kidgood will do to stay in his!” — Ari
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press, 2011)
“This story of an adorable bear in search of his missing hat is wonderfully comforting for anyone with the bad habit of misplacing beloved objects!” — Margaret
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree by Lauren Tarshis (Penguin, 2007)
“Emma-Jean is lovable and quirky, but her well-intentioned match-making and meddling doesn’t always go as planned. An Amélie for middle-grade readers.” — Eliza