Walker UK is publishing the paperback edition of PEARL GOES TO PRESCHOOL! (Above it the back cover .)

Some of our favorite authors have generously agreed to sign and personalize their books that are purchased before or during our
SHOPTOBER event - October 23 and 24.

Click below to take a look at the amazing list of titles and get your holiday shopping started. You can order on line or purchase them at our event!

When you buy any of the books from our
we will hold them for the authors
to sign and personalize the week of October 25th.
We'll notify you once the books are signed and then you can either
pick them up or we will ship them to their destinations.

Other titles by these authors and illustrators are available
for purchase and personalization as well.
Call the store or come see them at SHOPTOBER!

Autographed books make
truly special gifts!
Click here to shop the books
Saturday & Sunday October 23 and 24
10 am - 4 pm
indoor and outdoor shopping at CBW
Free gift wrapping as always.

For everyone's safety, masks are required in our store.

Children's Book World * 17 Haverford Station Rd.
Haverford, PA 19041

Philadelphia library visit!

The Goodreads Giveaway is over. Congratulations to the winners! Your copies of Darcy's First Sleepover are on their way to you!

It's Summer! Time for Free Library of Philadelphia outdoor events! Watch This Space!

A Booklist review for 'Darcy's First Sleepover' :)

Can you imagine how you might illustrate a story? Which words require pictures? Most people have never imagined what a picture book story tells you without the illustrations. If you illustrated the book what would your characters look like? Before I read a picture book, I like to read a page or two without showing the illustrations.

I usually show a simple craft or drawing project between each book, to encourage kids to make their own characters.

Now, if you are writing the story, how do you start? Pirate Boy, by Eve Bunting illustrates the “What If?” type of storytelling , so I show a helpful template that I hope inspires kids to write their own stories.

For more information on school and library visits please send a note to juliefortenberry@icloud.com Thanks!

On Nov. 27th you can buy my mixed media illustration and help raise $ for the 2 Democratic candidates for Senate, and Stacey Abrams's group FAIR FIGHT ACTION.
Our future hangs on winning the critical runoff elections in Georgia. For the Biden administration to make meaningful changes they need a Senate majority, so The Pen and Ink Brigade* is having a GEORGIA ON MY MIND fundraiser to help!
This Instagram fundraiser starts November 27th, 9:00 AM EST and ends November 29th, 9:00 PM EST--in time for folks to get HOLIDAY GIFTS! It is an opportunity for people to make a donation to help with the critical Georgia Senate runoff elections + get a piece of original art – a TWOFER!! The minimum donation for the art is $200.

The list of participating artists is still growing, and beloved picture book creators, New Yorker cartoonists, renowned illustrators, textile artists, photographers and more! More info coming soon!
*While we intentionally highlight women, we invite gender marginalized, trans, and non-binary artists to work with us in community. Visit @penandinkbrigade on Nov. 27 to see the exhibit!