Miss Cindy used to own the Maple Street Children’s Book Shop; we consolidated the new books and the children’s books into one shop at 7529 Maple a couple of years ago. However, Miss Cindy is still here (in case you didn’t know), and she is excited about many books for the season of giving.


Under the Hood by Christopher Merlin ($14.99)

What ‘s wrong with Mr. Bear’s car?  Lift the flaps and find out.  Hardcover priced

The Artist Who Painted a Horse Blue by Eric Carle ($17.99)

An art book for preschoolers by the author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Four to Eight

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett ($16.99)

There has been a fairy tale  mix-up in the royal nursery.  A pig for a princess oh my!

A House in the Woods by Inga Moore ($16.99)

A truly beautiful picture book about forest animal friends building a house for all to share.

The Man in the Moon by Louisiana author and illustrator William Joyce ($17.99)

Joyce’s illustrations are stunning and the story of how a little child became the man in the moon is epic.  Welcome back, William Joyce!

The Carpenter’s Gift: A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Center Tree by David Ruble ($17.99)

My new favorite Christmas story is both heartwarming and historic.

Eight to Eleven

Everything on It: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein ($19.99)

A new book of poems by the author of Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Nine and Up

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan ($19.99)

This is the second in the Heroes of Olympus series.

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney ($13.95)

It’s here! It’s here!

Ten to Fourteen

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg ($24.99)

A compendium to the classic The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.