Category Archives: Books

Spring Reading!

This just in:  Loads of new books! The book shelves here at The Red Balloon are jam packed with an excellent selection of new books and old favorites that you won’t find everywhere.  Our friendly staff is well versed in our book selection and happy to assist you in choosing books for anyone on your […]

“The Hundred Dresses” by Eleanor Estes

The book centers on Wanda Petronski, a poor and friendless Polish-American girl. Her teacher, outwardly kind, puts her in the worst seat in the schoolroom and does not intervene when her schoolmates tease her. One day, after her classmates laugh at her funny last name and the faded blue dress she wears to school every […]

Monkeying Around

Three fun books for primate lovers of all ages: “Monkey Monkey Monkey” Cathy MacLennan This is a wonderful read-aloud book, full of rhythm and movement.  Its sing-song prose brings to life the adorable illustrations depicting lots of jungle fun. Ages 2-6yrs $14.95 “Monkey See Monkey Draw” Alex Beard This is a fun story about overcoming […]

Happy, happy birthday…books!!

Have a birthday boy or girl to celebrate?  We have some great books to go along with your gift, sure to delight all ages! For babies and toddlers, “Where is Baby’s Birthday Cake?” by Karen Katz provides a brightly colored, lift-the-flap search for the favorite birthday dessert. For older girls, we have “The Best Birthday Ever! […]

Fabulous Fairy Tales!

If your little one loves the classic “happily ever after” stories, we have some great book options for them to explore! Brigette Barrager’s beautifully illustrated “Twelve Dancing Princesses” tells the classic story of twelve sleepy princesses whose shoes are always worn down at the end of the nig ht. Can Pip, the royal shoemaker, figure […]

Pirates, robots, cows, oh my!

We have books for every interest on our shelves, and these three new choices are sure to be kid crowd pleasers! Pirate vs. Pirate tells of two pirates, a man and a woman, who each sail the world to make sure they are the baddest pirate around. Once they meet, it will take a series of […]

Check out these new books!

We always love unpacking book shipments, and this week, there are some great new additions to our shelves! From Tammi Sauer comes “Chicken Dance,” a hilarious tale of two hens who enter a talent competition to win “Elvis Poultry” tickets. Despite their underdog status and fierce competition, the chickens try their hardest to get the […]