The powerHouse Arena is known worldwide for having one of the best curated children’s book sections in the United States. Many of our customers have told us that you can come to the powerHouse Arena blindfolded and any book you pick up will be wonderful. Not only have we pre-selected the best current children’s books out of the enormous amount published every year, but we have also hunted down hard-to-find classics. Now, for the first time ever, get access to the same curated kids’ section offered in our Brooklyn bookstore from the comfort of home. Stop browsing endlessly through unorganized, mass-market books on B&N and Amazon—we have done the work for you and selected only the very best books and gifts for you, your kids, and best friends. “If you are looking for great kids’ books, powerHouse Arena has done all of the work for you. They have assembled such a fun collection of books that you can not go wrong. Beautiful classics, new discoveries, unexpected treasures. Go there now.” —Jon Scieszka Author of The Stinky Cheese Man
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staffpicks POWERHOUSE Arena Staffer, Matthew’s pick The Two Cars by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire “The classic fable of The Tortoise and the Hare meets modern-day mechanics! The d’Aulaire pair presents a beautifully illustrated story of two cars racing for the title of “best car on the road,” but they soon find that winning the title may not be as simple as they thought. A heartwarming little book that belongs on every child’s shelf, you’ll come back to this one year after year!” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE Arena Director, Susanne’s pick Richard Scarry’s Best Storybook Ever by Richard Scarry “This has been a favorite in our family for many, many years. Kids between 2 and 7 years will want to read it again and again. There are so many different things to see and learn. A staple in every kid’s library.” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE Arena Children’s Book Specialist, Jordan’s pick A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz “Brooklyn author Adam Gidwitz’s retelling of the stories form the Brothers Grimm is bloody good fun, and, well, BLOODY! Gleefully gory (as per the original source material, this not too scary tale of Hansel and Gretel’s adventures in the enchanted forest will make anyone into a fairytale fain. And book two in the series is out already! If you like this one, grab ‘In a Glass Grimmly’.” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE Arena Staffer, Sam’s pick A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engel and Hope Larson “Experience L’Engel’s masterpiece ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ like never before in this graphic novel by illustrator Hope Larson. Perfect for life long fans of the book or brand new readers, the atmospheric artwork in this edition lends a whole new dimension to the beloved tale.” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE on 8th staffer, Ashley’s Pick Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Kate DiCamillo is in an author in a class of her own, and Because of Winn-Dixie exemplifies everything that she does best. Poignant, joyful and eccentric, ‘Winn-Dixie’ is a modern classic of children’s fiction. When Opal and her father movie to a new town in Florida after Opal’s mother dies, she doesn’t know how she’ll learn to fit in, until she meets a very special dog that changes everything. Winn- Dixie is a winner! ” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE Arena Manager, Craig’s pick Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis “A home run for fans of ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ and new or reluctant readers. Timmy fancies himself something of a detective, but it doesn’t take a super-sleuth to realize he isn’t very good at it. With his trusty sidekick ‘Total’, a 600 pound polar bear, Timmy bungles his way through his cases, all while trying to cope with more than a few personal stresses: his grades are bad, he’s not very popular, his single mother is struggling with the bills. A little reading between the lines shows that there is a lot more to this story than Timmy will tell you. Funny, sardonic, and with a surprising amount of heart, Timmy’s a winner.” BUY NOW

POWERHOUSE Arena Children’s Book Specialist, Jordan’s pick The Peculiar by Stephen Bachmann “A fantastic, absorbing adventure like nothing you’ve read before. A tense peace has existed in Victorian England in the years since a gruesome war between faeries and humans left scores dead. Bartholomew Kettle is a changing boy living in a faerie ghetto, the dangerous section of town where the faefolk are forced to live in subjugation One a strange woman in red kidnaps a faery boy living across the street from Bartholomew, and he and his sister become key figures in a covert Parliamentary plot to reignite tensions between the races. Gorgeously written with vibrant detail, The Peculiar will sweep readers away.” BUY NOW