The fate of independent book stores has been precarious since the dawn of the internet. And now, in our current climate, they need our support more than ever. The good news? You can help. With many libraries across the country closed, now is a great time to support small book shops and their children's book sections. And naturally, the proprietors of these local stores are experts on the best kid lit out there, so these children’s book recommendations from independent booksellers are pretty perfect.
When you purchase books from these stores you won't just be supporting your child's growing imagination — you'll be supporting independent sellers and providing a vital service to each of their communities. Some of the selections shared by owners and staffers reflect the regions of the booksellers, others are about emotions or life skills, while others teach important lessons about sharing and kindness. What do they have in common? They’d all be great additions to your child’s library and serve as a gift that keeps on giving. As Dr. Seuss once said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!”