Twined Tales

we love brown paper packages tied up with string, don't you?
pick and mix from this month's featured collection.

  • jill's picks

  • julianna's picks

  • melanie's picks

  • jenesse's picks


by claire legrand

a girl and her dog story wrapped in classic-y feeling fantasy. my favorite book this year and just the title for those between harry and the hobbit.

$16.99 Buy This Book

a totally awkward love story

by tom ellen and lucy ivison

this is the book for your teen boy or girl (or wife or husband!) written in alternating points of view from a boy and a girl determined to lose their virginity. the kicker? the authors were high school sweethearts, now best friends! and boy do they get it all right, from the painful teen moments to the authentic dialogue. this is a true young adult treat.

$17.99 Buy This Book

something under the bed is drooling

by bill watterson

because every house should have a volume of calvin and hobbes…

$14.99 Buy This Book

a gentleman in moscow

by amor towles

okay, we’ve never encountered a character quite like the count. this is one of those books you will want to read all over again after you’ve finished. definitely the book to give every adult in your life. we mean it.

$27.00 Buy This Book

origami finger puppets

by muneji fuchimoto

really, we can’t resist this cuteness.

$16.99 Buy This Book


by randy cecil

always one of our favorite author/illustrators, he’s hit the sweet spot between picturebook and chapter book. we love the spare illustrations and limited text on each page because it’s an accessible combo for the 5-7 age range.

$19.99 Buy This Book

under water, under earth

by aleksandra and daniel mizielinska

just the title for your non-fic boy or girl. filled with detailed maps (very cool art) and hundreds of facts, this is a gorgeous time-filler that will also look good on the coffee table.

$35.00 Buy This Book

my soft and cuddly animals

by xavier deneux

our favorite board book creator’s just-right touch-and-feel title.

$12.99 Buy This Book

harry potter and the chamber of secrets

story by j.k. rowling
art by jim kay

you know you have to have the newest illustrated version. simply stunning.

$39.99 Buy This Book

the snurtch

story by sean ferrell
art by charles santos

oh, do we all love this story of little ruthie who’s just having one of those snurtch kind of days.

$17.99 Buy This Book

alice’s adventures in wonderland

story by lewis carroll
art by anna bond

released last year in conjunction with the unfortunately-reviewed movie, this gorgeously illustrated version by rifle paper company got largely overlooked. give it a re-see this year.

$30.00 Buy This Book

the poet’s dog

by patricia maclachlan

a heartwarming tale about two children lost in a snowstorm and the irish wolfhound who comforts them. a perfect read aloud for 6-10 set.

$14.99 Buy This Book