Children's Books in Portland Oregon

4807 NE Fremont Street
Portland, OR 97213

Phone: 503 284-8294
Fax:   503 284-0568

Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday Noon to 5:00 pm
July Events
***Monday, July 1 @ 11:00
Join local author and science educator, Rick Reynolds, for summer science fun! Sure to be a blast!

***July 1-31***
Where's Waldo? He's back in Portland, of course! The famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses in the Beaumont neighborhood all through the month of July. Those who spot him can enter a drawing to win prizes donated by the participating businesses. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a "Find Waldo in Portland!" passport at ACP with the names of all the businesses. Then, start looking and collect a stamp for each Waldo spotted!

Also join us at the bookstore on Wednesday, July 31st @ 4:00 for a party to celebrate all the Waldo sightings!
Prize drawing will be held and refreshments served!
* Biblio Vino Book Talk
Biblio Vinio Book Talk
Cyril's at Clay Pigeon Winery
815 SE Oak

Hello Book Lovers! You're invited! Join us for our quarterly Biblio Vinio Book Talk, as Gina, our adult book buyer presents five new and exciting titles for your reading pleasure. Be sure to stop by early to enjoy a glass of fine wine, savor tasty morsels, and then sit back and enjoy the book talk.
Stay tuned for the next date!

Storytime ***Thursdays @ 10:30-11:00
***Thursday, July 11***
Join local author and illustrator, Lisa Manning, as she reads her new book Falcons in the City.

Parents! Come join us for storytiome every Thursday at 10:30. With songs and stories, it is sure to bring a smile to your wee ones' faces!

The Shelter Cycle --Peter Rock
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Francine and Colville were childhood friends whose families belonged to an extreme religion, the Church Universal and Triumphant, whose members built elaborate underground shelters to protect themselves from a nuclear apocalypse that never came. Reunited twenty years later by the search for an abducted girl, Francine and Colville must reckon with the powerful memories of their former church's teachings, and the haunting feeling of leading adult lives in a world they once believed would be destroyed.
Kids 10% off ***Bink and Gollie: Two for One --DiCamillo/McGhee/Fucile
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The state fair is in town, and now Bink and Gollie -- utter opposites and best friends extraordinaire -- must use teamwork and their gray matter while navigating its many wonders. Will the energetic Bink win the world's largest donut in the Whack-a-Duck game? Will the artistic Gollie wow the crowd in the talent show? As the undaunted duo steps into the mysterious tent of fortune-teller Madame Prunely, one prediction is crystal clear: this unlikely pair will always be the closest of pals.


A Children's Place Bookstore is Portland's oldest independently owned children's bookstore. Celebrating over thirty years of “raising readers,” we offer a wide selection of children's books for readers aged newborn to young adult. We even have a corner for "Mom & Dad" books (e.g. regular fiction and non-fiction; parents, too, need a good book now and then!) In addition, we have a well-stocked array of parenting and teacher resource titles, children's music, toys, games, and cards. Our specialty is our knowledgeable staff! We take pleasure in helping you find the right book for your child. A Children's Place Bookstore is a full service bookstore: we are happy to order any title for you if it is still in print.
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A Matter of Days --Amber Kizer
On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, 16-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia.
A Single Pearl --Napoli/LaMarche
In a vast ocean, a single grain of sand seems hopelessly small and unimportant.
But over time, the sand begins to change. Layer by layer, it grows and transforms. Its beauty starts to shine.
Exquisitely crafted by an award-winning author-illustrator team, this luminous, uplifting story reminds us of the amazing capacity for change within us all.
Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World -- Ramson/Ross
Eight-year-old Iva Honeycutt is sure that she's destined for greatness. And this summer Iva has big plans to make her first great discovery: finding General Braddock's treasure, which was buried somewhere in her small town of Uncertain, Virginia, during the French and Indian War.
My First Day --Jenkins/Page
The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don't do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing how twenty two different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins's vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of the twenty two animals in the back.
Open Very Carefully -- O'Byrne/Bromley
What would you do if you were settling down for a quiet bedtime story and you realized that a crocodile had fallen into your storybook and was -- not to put too fine a point on it -- wreaking havoc? Would you slam that book shut and cram it back onto the bookshelf? Or would you be brave enough to peek?

Pi in the Sky -- Wendy Mass
oss is the seventh son of the Supreme Overlord of the Universe, and all he gets to do is deliver pies. That's right: pies. Of course "these" pies actually hold the secrets of the universe between their buttery crusts, but they're still pies. Joss comes from a family of overachievers, and is happy to let his older brothers shine. But when Earth suddenly disappears, Joss is tasked with the not-so-simple job of bringing it back. With the help of an outspoken girl from Earth named Annika, Joss embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and learns that the universe is an even stranger place than he'd imagined.
The Thing About Luck -- Cynthia Kadohata
Summer knows that "kouun "means good luck in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japanright before harvest season. Summer andher little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills.

The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding, andbetween helping Obaachan cook for the workers, covering for her when her back pain worsens, and worrying about her lonely little brother, Summer just barely has time to notice the attentions of their bosss cute son. But notice she does, and what begins as a welcome distraction from the hard work soon turns into a mess of its own.
The Vine Basket --Josanne La Valley
Mehrigul, 14, is a Uyghur, a tribal group scorned by the Chinese communist regime. Against obstacles that include her embittered father and her obligations to their farm, she has three weeks to make the baskets that will help her family and give her some hope for the future.
Twerp -- Mark Goldblatt
Julian Twerski isn't a bully. He's just made a big mistake. So when he returns to school after a week-long suspension, his English teacher offers him a deal: if he keeps a journal and writes about the terrible incident that got him and his friends suspended, he can get out of writing a report on Shakespeare. And so begins his account of life in sixth grade.
Water in the Park --Jenkins/Graegin
From the first orange glow on the water in the pond, to the last humans and animals running home from an evening rain shower, here is a day-in-the-life of a city park, and the playground within it. A rhythmic text and sweet, accessible images will immerse parents, toddlers, and young children in the summer season and the community within a park.