Dear Bookstore

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Dear Bookstore
Written by Emily Arrow
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536210699
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Dear Bookstore

author: Emily Arrow
illustrator: Geneviève Godbout

Dear Bookstore, I remember
the first time I ever visited you.

For one little girl, the local bookstore is not only the beginning of her reading journey, it’s a world that’s always there for her—one that allows her imagination to soar, provides any answers she needs, and sparks her curiosity. It’s a place of wishes and dreams, where everybody and every book fits in. There’s always someone there who is happy to see her and help find her next exciting chapter. With cozy, fanciful illustrations by Geneviève Godbout and based on musician Emily Arrow’s song of the same name, Dear Bookstore is an ode to bookstores, the people who love them, and the books that fill them with magic.

A picture-book love letter to indie bookstores, inspired by a song from award-winning children’s songwriter, ukulele player, and debut author Emily Arrow.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$17.99 / $23.99
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1536210692 /  9781536210699
on sale date:
03/2025
type/format:
Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
32 / 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
 
subjects:
Juvenile Fiction; Social Themes; Books & Libraries;
author’s comments:
Emily Arrow (she/they) is an award-winning children’s songwriter, author, and educator known for crafting meaningful stories and songs. Her music albums include Sing Along with Emily Arrow and the Storytime Singalong series. Alongside her ukulele companion, Bow, Emily Arrow aims to inspire young minds, encouraging them to embrace and share their own unique voices. She enjoys going on walks with her dog and partner and finding cozy corners in independent bookshops for reading. Emily Arrow resides in Los Angeles.
illustrator’s comments:
Geneviève Godbout is the illustrator of many picture books, including The Pink Umbrella by Amélie Callot, Wherever You’ll Be by Ariella Prince Guttman, and If I Couldn’t Be Anne by Kallie George. Her work has appeared in the Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit in New York and on Christmas and holiday stamps for the Canadian postal service. Geneviève Godbout lives in Montreal.
 
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