1.) The Book Farm Outlet Store

1.) The Book Farm Outlet Store

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 Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.* at 210 Lazenby St., Blanchester  Ohio 45107.  


Teacher’s will receive an additional 15 percent off their purchase with a school ID.

Outlet pricing and discounts available in store only.






We are happy to announce extended summer hours for our Outlet Store this summer (See a times and events schedule below) We will be hosting five free ‘Just for kids’ events this summer. Each will be one hour long and include a read-a-loud story, an activity, a free take home surprise for each child who attends and special event discounts on books. These events rotate between weekday evenings and Saturday mornings to better fit busy summer schedules. Although geared for early readers there will be something for all readers to enjoy.


Summer Events


The printable calendar can be found -here!





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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*

Book Reviews: "Praise for Henry's Stars. Elliot's watercolor and pencil illustrations seamlessly blend the realism and farce that makes this story work so well. Teachers will enjoy using this story to exemplify point of view or introduce a unit on constellations. Younger audiences will relate to Henry and delight in the predictability of his predicament. This modern-day fable deserves a place in most collections."~ School Library Journal. The stars take shape in this adorable companion to Henry'ss Map! One beautiful evening on the farm, Henry stares up at the sky. As he looks from star to star, they seem to form a picture. He sees it! A great big starry pig! Henry can’t wait to show his friends. Yet instead of seeing the Great Pig’s ears, legs, and curly tail, the sheep see a woolly body . . . the Great Sheep! Abigail sees the Great Star Cow, of course, and the chickens spot Heavenly Hens flying all over the place. Henry is frustrated. Why don’t the others see what he sees? In this charming companion to Henry’s Map, David Elliot explores—with gentle humor—the nature of art and perception. A perfect book for kids and adults who love to find shapes among the stars or anywhere else their imaginations may lead

Hear the Sea depicts the ocean as a majestic force that scatters starfish amongst its shores while making sails dance and changing colors with her mood. With rich vocabulary and delightful illustrations, the Look Around Books (Hear the Sea, Look at the Sky, Feel the Wind) are a perfect way to introduce the beauty and power of nature to young children. These three separate picture books are thematically linked--celebrating the wonders of nature that children encounter in their daily lives--but the rhythm of the text and style of the art are unique to each story. Be sure to get all three titles in the Look Around Books series.

Two adorable animal pals embark on a quietly humorous adventure of fishing and friendship in this start to a new picture book series from Emily Gravett. Friends Bear and Hare are going fishing. While Hare is putting together a picnic, Bear enthusiastically fishes…a hat. Then…a roller skate. Will Bear ever hook an actual fish? Maybe a little help from Hare can turn things around. Told and illustrated with Emily Gravett’s characteristic flair, this picture book for young readers is the perfect companion to friends of all sorts.

F&P: M. Flesch-Kincaid: 4.2. Trees grow in many habitats, all around the world. Some trees are short and some are tall. Some grow in hot deserts and others grow on cold mountains. Some have leaves that are broad and wide and others are short and narrow. Some trees stay green all year round while others have leaves that change color. Compare and contrast the different characteristics of trees through vibrant photographs.

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Book Reviews: This fascinating exploration should awaken readers's powers of observation and appreciation of nature. ~ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review. School Library Journal Starred Review. We see familiar shapes in nature all around us—this orange looks like a sphere, that icicle a cone, those cucumbers are almost cylinders. But trees, clouds, or broccoli—what shapes are they? In this photo-filled conceptual picture book, young readers will not only get an introduction to those amazing and naturally repeating patterns called fractals, but they'll also learn about what makes fractals unique. Curious kids will leave with a sense of wonder about the intricacies of the natural world and the many shapes around us

Based on DK's successful animal-themed See How They Grow series, See How They Go gives young readers an up-close look at their favorite vehicles with dynamic images and simple text. Train takes an exciting look at all kinds of trains, as they haul cars full of goods and people along the tracks.

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This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon’s best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word “Jupiter” painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign—what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon full of equipment and supplies, the two future astronauts head to the backyard. With a glop and a wham, piece by piece the ship begins to take form, and soon it’s Commander Sheldon A. Flyer and Space Cadet Jet ready for takeoff! The duo jets around satellites, zooms by planets, speeds through space storms, and zips past other flying saucers . . . until plop, they’ve arrived, somewhere with a green, alien life-form and a furry black blob. This book encourages children to channel loneliness and boredom with creativity and imagination, and ultimately it is a story of new friendship. Featuring vibrant illustrations by debut author and illustrator Russ Cox, this action-packed story is sure to appeal to young readers in search of something that is out of this world!

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

Barbie's horse is scared to jump. But Barbie knows that a true champ never gives up!

The circus comes to town and the dame week as the talent show - the talent show Bonnie and Sam can't be in. At least they get to make a new friend - a trick rider their age who performs in the circus. Bonnie and Sam may still get to show off their talents - if they can be ready in time!

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.

Book Reviews: "Parents and children who read this gem of a book will get a glimpse into the possibility of inner quiet and peace. Our world so needs this!" -Tara Brach, PhD, Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. "Wholesome enjoyment for kids and adults alike. Deborah Sosin's message-that wherever we live, we can find quiet inside-will surely benefit many young people." -Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness and Lovingkindness. "What better way to prepare children for our busy world? Parents and children will want to read it together again and again, and breathe."-Christopher Germer, PhD, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion. "Thank you, Charlotte, for helping children and parents discover the stillness and quiet that is always alive inside each one of us. Hoooo ahhhh!"-Amy Saltzman, MD, A Still Quiet Place. Charlotte likes quiet. But wherever Charlotte goes, she is surrounded by noise, noise, noise — her yipping dog, Otto; the squeaky, creaky swings; the warbling, wailing sirens. Even in the library, children yammer and yell. Where can Charlotte find a quiet place? Sara Woolley’s magnificent watercolors bring Charlotte’s city to life when Otto leads her on a wild chase through the park. There, Charlotte discovers a quiet place where she never would have imagined!Sometimes children need a break from our noisy, overstimulating world. Charlotte and the Quiet Place shows how a child learns and practices mindful breathing on her own and experiences the beauty of silence. All children can relate to the unfolding adventure and message of self-discovery and empowerment. Parents, teachers, and caretakers of highly active or sensitive children will find this story especially useful

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!

While on a class trip to the Natural History Museum, young Oliver wanders off and falls asleep, only to discover that his classmates, family, and teacher have turned into animals form the museum display!

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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.
 Take part in a truly rockin' adventure and learn how to transform a plain old rock into and extraordinary rock of art!
 Are you crazy about your pet? This guide offers tons of crafty inspiration so you can create stuff for your favorite furry, feathered, and scaly friends.
 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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