Kid's Books for Summer

Order an Autographed Copy of ACK The Nantucket Duckling.

On the island of Nantucket lived a little duckling with a big problem. Ack is afraid to march in the annual Duckling Parade. Will he be laughed at because his beak is so different? Or will he find a way to avoid the Parade before it's too late?

Ack! The Nantucket Duckling is a celebration of unconditional love and self-acceptance. Ack's transformation from timid, self-doubting duckling to courageous, heartwarming hero encourages us to escape the competitive trap of comparison and rejoice in the freedom of simply being who we are.


 

Order an Autographed Copy of Leslie Baines' "Let's Take A Hike: 7 Family-Friendly Trails on Nantucket!" Illustrated by Danny Moore.

Thirty miles out to sea is the island of Nantucket. Over half of the land has been conserved and remains undeveloped for all residents and visitors to enjoy. These seven hikes were chosen for their natural beauty, historical significance, or connection to the island's natural habitat. The hikes range from half a mile to 3 miles. Each trail includes simple directions, a brief history, and questions for children on nature and subjects of interest about Nantucket.


Brandy: A NiSHA Adoption Story Cover Image
By Christina Oates, Christina Oates (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781734843200
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Christina Oates - April 25th, 2020

Order an Autographed Copy of Welcome to Ballet School by Ashley Bouder.

“A detailed and practical title for those interested in learning about ballet or to engage young readers in movement during story time” – School Library Journal

Welcome to your first day at ballet school! Put on your ballet shoes and let’s master your basics with author and New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder. Learn five basic lessons, then visit the costume room, before putting on your very own show of Sleeping Beauty at the end.

There's no admissions policy to our Ballet School. Whether you are already learning ballet, or thinking about starting, this class is for you. Learn your pliés, first positions, jetéspirouettes, and grand battements.

But what happens if you fall? How do you stretch and look after your body? How do you get ready for class? No worries—it's all answered in this book from professional ballerina Ashley Bouder.

Then go on to learn the characters and interpretations of Sleeping Beauty—taught in an inclusive way so anyone can dance the parts they want to. A helpful glossary at the back provides a review of ballet terms.

Tutus are optional.


Jenny's Pennies: A Nantucket Tradition by Peter Saverine

Paperback. Released May 21, 2009

This fun picture book is filled with colorful illustrations and a story told in rhyme of a mermaid named Jenny who collect the pennies thrown off the ferry as visitors round Brant Point upon leaving Nantucket. Jenny redistributes the pennies throughout the island to bring good luck to the finders. It's a great read-aloud and a wonderful souvenir for the kids in your life, whether they got to come to Nantucket or not! 


The Little Fisherman Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Dahlov Ipcar (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781944762155
Availability: Ships from our supplier - you choose to your home or to the store
Published: Islandport Press - May 16th, 2017

It's a rare and exciting event when two giants of children's literature work on a book together, and The Little Fisherman is one of those books.


What Miss Mitchell Saw Cover Image
By Hayley Barrett, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481487597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 3rd, 2019

Discover the amazing true story of Maria Mitchell, America’s first professional female astronomer.

Every evening, from the time she was a child, Maria Mitchell stood on her rooftop with her telescope and swept the sky. And then one night she saw something unusual—a comet no one had ever seen before!


Barnaby Bear’s Story Time & Art Kits!

 

  • 2 Books: Barnaby Seasons in the Park and Barnaby’s Nantucket Coloring & Activity Book.
  • A set of crayons & colored pencils.
  • 3 Barnaby Greeting Cards + envelopes.
  • A Barnaby notepad.
  • A Barnaby sticker and tattoos.
  • A Barnaby tote bag.

You can now order a BARNABY BEAR STORY TIME & ART KIT for your little one or send a gift to someone you love! Each tote is $25 plus shipping! 10% of sales will be donated to the Nantucket Food Pantry. 


Home Cover Image
By Carson Ellis, Carson Ellis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763665296
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - February 24th, 2015

Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home.