Category Archives: Jen’s Picks

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“Every Thing On It” Poems and drawings by Shel Silverstein

From the creator of  “Where the Sidewalk Ends”, “A Light in the Attic”, and “Falling Up”, an all new collection of never-before-published poems and drawings!  Shel Silverstein’s poems will bend your brain and open your heart with their observant, childlike magic.  $19.99 Want to know more? Give us a call toll free at 877-969-9800. 

Jen’s Gift Picks

One of the best qualities of our fearless leader, Jennifer Pope, is that she can walk a tradeshow at breakneck speed, and somehow spot all of the most unique, interesting, crazy, cool gifts that the ordinary eye might miss. It’s one thing to “follow the herd” and stock what everyone else has—she takes chances on […]

Don’t miss our fall trunk show!

Get a head start on your back-to-school shopping with great selections from our fall trunk show! With brands like Wonder Boy, City Threads and Morgan & Milo available for preorder, you’ll be sure to find cute fall and winter items for your little one. Stop by our Bucktown location to preview the clothing, or call us […]

“Tap Tap Bang Bang” by Emma Garcia

Look at all these tools!  What can they be making?  Tap Tap Bang Bang is a fun filled book for sharing, packed with colorful tools and fun sounds to read aloud with your little helper.  Want to know more? Give us a call toll free at 877-969-9800.  Or order online right now!: http://www.theredballoon.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=book&product_id=352 Ages 1-4yrs […]

Come roll a bout with these plush balls!

These oversized fleece balls are a must have! Packaged in 3, each appliqued ball has a soft ringing chime inside, perfect for playing catch, or just rolling around. For ages newborn and up, this superb infant gift aids in the development of crawling and walking! Priced at $32.50, these roll a bouts are machine washable. Want to know more? […]

“Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles” I Can Read! Book

Nancy loves Bree’s new glasses. She thinks they look spectacular. (That’s fancy for great.)  They look so spectacular that Nancy wants a pair for herself!  This I Can Read! book is a Level 1 Beginning Reading book for chidren eager to read on their own.   We carry I Can Read! books in four different reading levels and […]

“Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin

 In this enchanted and enchanting adventure, Minli, whose name means “quick thinking,” lives with her desperately poor parents at the confluence of Fruitless Mountain and the Jade River. While her mother worries and complains about their lot, her father brightens their evenings with storytelling. One day, after a goldfish salesman promises that his wares will […]

Create your own Superhero Cape!

This, Design Your Own Super Hero Cape, is a must have! Made locally in New Zealand, the kit promotes creativity and imagination for any child, as well as allowing your child to work on their problem solving skills. Recommended for ages 4 and up, the kit contains the following: plain superhero cape, craft glue and brush, felt sheets and […]

Want to own a space shuttle? Wish you could live in a castle? Well, dreams really do come true!

Using 100% recycled cardboard material, these eco-friendly playhouses are perfect for any child who wants to express their creativity. Priced at $56, the space shuttle  measures at 39″L x 34″W x 72″H (Fin attachments are 12″ in length). For $48.50, the castle measures at 48″L x 48″W x 48″H. These playhouses are the perfect addition to ones’ household; your son […]