2.) The Book Farm Outlet Store

2.) The Book Farm Outlet Store

**Please Note: We apologize, but we have cancelled our 2020 Summer Events series.

**Due to Local and/or State Mandates - Masks are Required (unless exempted).


*Hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am-4pm.

*You Can Place Orders Online and With Your Sales Rep. 

*Shop Our Warehouse Sale - -here!


The Book Farm, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of their children’s book outlet store in Blanchester, Ohio.

The Book Farm, Inc. is a children’s library book wholesaler. We have been providing the best in children’s literature to schools and public libraries across the country from our Blanchester warehouse since 2000.

Recently opened to the public, the outlet store is full of great deals on children’s books, puppets, puzzles and more.

The store is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.* at 210 Lazenby St., Blanchester  Ohio 45107.  

Teachers will receive an additional 15 percent off their purchase with a school ID.

Outlet pricing and discounts available in-store only.


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Explore More This Summer:
Join Henry on his fun urban planning trip as he creates a geological map of the farm in the fun filled science adventure. A fun-filled introduction to maps through the eyes of an adorable pig. Henry is a very particular sort of pig. ";A place for everything and everything in its place, he always says. But when he looks out his window he is troubled. The farm is a mess! Henry is worried that nobody will be able to find anything in this mess. So he draws a map showing all the animals exactly where they belong. And Henry embarks on a journey through the farm, his friends tagging along as he creates his map: sheep in the woolshed, chickens in the coop, the horse in the stable. After the map is complete, Henry uses it to bring himself back home, where he is relieved to know that he is exactly where he belongs. A place for everything and everything in its place, indeed. For fans of Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth or of Winnie the Pooh, this sweet romp through the farm is adorably illustrated by David Elliot, who created the endearing animals who inhabit Brian Jacques world of Redwall. Perfect for pre-schoolers and elemetary-schoolers learning to read maps for the first time. Book Reviews: * STARRED REVIEW*

They were bank robbers, bootletters, and murderers, and they were too dangerous to be kept in other prisions….The tide in the San Francisco Bay was running fast and high on the night of June 11, 1962. Sometime after nine o'clock, three men would try to break out from the toughest penitentiary in America, located on an island in the bay. Escape from Alcatraz was all but impossible without drowning or freezing to death in the cold waters. Did the trio of inmates make it to safeth? No one would ever know. From the vaults of Mysteries Unwrapped comes this investigation into Alcatraz through the years. Uncover the files on famous inmates such as gangster Al Capone and bank robber "Machine Gun" Kelly. Find out about life on the island and learn why some men would rather risk death than spend thier lives trapped there.

From the bestselling author of Oh, Yuck! and Oh, Yikes!, with over 1.25 million copies in print, here is an A-Z compendium of hands-on grossness. Featuring 117 interactive experiments and ick-tivities, Oh, Ick! delves into the science behind everything disgusting. Stage an Ooze Olympics to demonstrate viscosity and the nature of slime. Observe how fungi grow by making a Mold Zoo. Embark on an Insect Safari to get to know the creepy crawlies around your home. And learn what causes that embarrassing acne on your face by baking a Pimple Cake to pop—and eat. Eww

A rollicking book that reminds young readers to go outside and play! “We’re bringing the outside in, oh, bringing the outside in. . . .” Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that gets tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that encourages children to play in the dirt. It will surely resonate with today’s overscheduled as well as sedentary kids, and their parents.

Good food doesn't begin on a store shelf with a box. It comes from a garden bursting with life, color, sounds, smells, sunshine, moisture, birds, and bees! Healthy food becomes much more interesting when children know where they come from. So what's in the garden? Kids will find a variety fruits and vegetables, and a tasty, kid-friendly recipe for each one to start a lifetime of good eating. A "food for thought" section presents interesting facts about each fruit and vegetable, and a "how does your garden grow?" section explains facts about gardening and the parts of plants. Author Marianne Berkes consulted with nutritionists and personally made every recipe in the book, to be sure they are both tasty and kid-friendly. Book Reviews & Awards: 2014 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award Winner, 2014 AHS Growing Good Kids Excellence in Children's Literature Award Winner, 2014 Bank Street College Best Children's Books of the Year Award Winner, 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award Winner, 2014 Virginia Ag in the Classroom Book of the Year Award Winner, 2013 IBPPG Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner, 2013 Living Now Book Award Winner (Gold Award - Children's Non-Fiction), 2013 Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner, 2013 NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner, 2013 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval, 2013 Forward Reviews Book of the Year Award (Finalist, Picture Books), 2013 Young Voices Foundation IMMY Award (Silver Award Winner)), 2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award (Honorable Mention), 2013 Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Award-winning photojournalist Zoran Milich captures a world of words in the simplicity of big, bold signs. As young children discover the thirty colorful photographs in City Signs, they will delight in seeing people and places that are a part of their everyday world. With that delight comes the growing recognition of the words that are all around them -- and the exhilarating discovery that they can READ!

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Book Reviews: "The books in this series answer the classic student question, 'When will I ever use this?' Recommended."~ Library Media Connection. "Without math, sports would not exist,' Marisco informs us. Numerous practical examples set in busy, two-page entries encourage children to use computation in making everyday decisions. A diverse cast of children and adults face quandaries requiring readers to add, subtract, multiply, divide, or apply percentages or fractions to find a solution. Brief reminders of common math formulas are included within some problems. The realistic scenarios are generally appealing and well constructed for math practice and learning sensible decision making in numerous aspects of daily life. The recipes in Shopping and Sports are particularly strong, with the latter covering 12 different sports. Old-fashioned word problems made fresh and new." ~ School Library Journal, Series Made Simple. Math is everywhere in sports! See who's scoring inside this book—and how we need math to finish the game! You'll need your math smarts to calculate scores and statistics, plan season schedules, measure distances, choose the right size equipment, and more. It all adds up to a lot of fun!

See Thumbelina travel through a rippling pond as this 96-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle is assembled on the puzzle board. Pond lilies and irises bloom around the fairy-tale heroine and colorful koi attend as the lily-pad raft is pulled along, forming a charming scene that gets prettier with each correctly placed piece! When the puzzle is complete and the story is told, just put it all away in the sturdy wooden puzzle board for neat and easy storage.

Safari Paint with Water Kids' Art PadA special paint palette is embedded right in the pages of this all-inclusive paint-with-water art activity. With a cup of water and the included paintbrush, beginning painteres can get instant rewards--with no messy paint spills! Twenty cool safari scenes showcase kids' favorite animals in wild color-in scenes to fill.

This extra-thick wooden puzzle includes favorite machines from the construction site: a bulldozer, dump truck and cement mixer. Each piece has a jumbo wooden knob that is easy for toddlers to grasp. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece. A perfect puzzle for one-year-olds as they develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, visual perception skills and beginning vocabulary!


Have Craft Camp this Summer with Some of These Great Titles:


 Paperback. When school's out, it's time for camp—craft camp! Kids (and their parents) will love these 40 projects that include simple beading, sewing, felting, bookmaking, and so much more. Create colorful piƄatas, eco-friendly mobiles, and up-cycled necklaces, hats, and T-shirts. Boys and girls, and children from 6 to 12, will all find something fun to do! Lots of helpful photographs, and how-to illustrations when needed, explain all the techniques in an easy-to-follow way.

 Using simple text and step-by-step instructions alongside clear, labeled photographs, this book shows how to make a cool truck out of cardboard boxes and other household materials.


 Have you ever been inspired to create your own movies? Whether it’s the biggest blockbuster movie or a small documentary, many people make a living creating amazing films. Discover the world of filmmaking, including the business behind both Hollywood hits and small films. Learn how you can get started on a career behind the camera!
 Head to the kitchen to cool off with a wide variety of summer creations! Young chefs can choose from the many tasty, nutritious recipes in Summer Sips to "Chill" Dips, like Cool Green Smoothie, Zucchini Chips, and Light Cucumber Dip. Each recipe includes seasonal summer produce guaranteed to make each dish delicious. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, kitchen safety, sequencing and following directions, and math and measurement skills. Dive in and enjoy!
"The 13-to-14 recipes in each volume are easy to make, require accessible ingredients and prepared foods, and cover a variety of categories, from drinks ("Warm Cranberry Punch") to dessert ("Baked Stuffed Apples"). They're also wholesome without calling a lot of attention to that fact; they're packed full of fruits and vegetables, fiber, and sugar substitutes such as honey and agave nectar. Bright, seasonally appropriate palettes and sharp, color images of food and ingredients give the books an appealing, modern look. The "Healthy Tips" section at the end of every title offers additional ways for readers to make their culinary creations delicious and nutritious" School Library Journal.



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