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Great Snowy Books

I love snow, and winter is my favorite season. So to celebrate the wonderful frozen water that falls from the sky, I’ve gathered some great snowy books.

1. The Snowy DayEzra Jack Keats

When the little boy wakes up, the world is covered in snow. This story follows his adventures while playing outside and trying to avoid the big kids’ snowball fights.


2. The Long WinterLaura Ingalls Wilder

I read this series over and over as a child, especially this one.

The Ingalls’ town is hit with a blizzard, and, even though it is fun in the beginning, the snow, which reaches the rooftops, has cut off the train. People are running out of food quickly. Will someone figure out a way to save the town?


3. The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeC. S. Lewis

Narnia is stuck in winter, having not seen summer for many many years. But when Lucy, Susan, Peter and Edmund discover the wintery land in the wardrobe, the snow begins to melt.

Follow the Pevensies’ adventures in Narnia!


4. Curious George in the Snow– Margaret & H. A. Rey

 Join Curious George for a hot beverage before he rockets down the snowy mountain! Curious George reaches the bottom of the mountain safely, but not without causing a ruckus along the way.


What are some of your favorite snowy books?


Sam is the book buyer for the iconic World’s Only Curious George Store. After earning her master’s degree in Children’s Literature from Simmons College, she decided to travel the world, searching for Hufflelumps, Diagon Alley, Cair Paravel, silver slippers, and Neverland, before settling in Curious George’s house to read books all day. 


Holiday Gift Ideas: Book Sets!

The holidays are almost upon us. *cue dramatic music* I don’t know about you, but I haven’t even started shopping yet. So, I thought I’d talk about a few gift book sets, just to give you a few ideas.

The Harry Potter Box Set– J. K. Rowling

HP Set

This beautiful set is perfect for life-long fans or anyone who has never read the series. Each of the seven books features a new cover, courtesy of Kazu Kibuishi. Every one adds a new perspective for the books with vivid illustrations that depict scenes we’ve only ever imagined. Sure, you might have seen them in the movies, but Kibuishi’s illustrations capture the wonder of reading the books for the first time.

My favorite new cover is  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which depicts Harry, Hermione and Ron flying the Thestrals away from Hogwarts. Beautiful.

Also, when you put the books in order there is a wonderful scene of Hogwarts!

I enjoy everything about this set, and I think anyone you give it to will love it, too!


The Chronicles of Narnia– C. S. Lewis

I received this gift set for Christmas when I was younger, and I immediately fell in love with Narnia. I remember wishing I had a wardrobe, so that I could meet Mr. Tumnus, the fawn, and walk the halls of Cair Paravel with Peter, Susan, Lucy and Edmund.

David Wiesner illustrated these covers beautifully, setting the stage for C. S. Lewis’ magical words.

Transport someone to Narnia through this terrific book set!


Curious George Complete Adventures Deluxe Book and CD Gift Set– H. A. Rey and Margret Rey

This neat set contains both the written and audio versions of all the original Curious George stories by H.A. Rey and Margret Rey.

Each compact disc contains two of the stories, which you can listen to while you read along.

This is a great set that is perfect for family story time or individual quiet time. And the audio stories are wonderful for long car rides. Either way, this lovely set is a fantastic gift for Curious George fans, young and old.

Celebrating Thanksgiving at Curious George


There is nothing quite like Thanksgiving in New England and The Curious George Store is thankful to be able to spend it here with your families in Harvard Square. To show our gratitude for a wonderful 2013 we’re offering a thankful story time, a new and improved loyalty program, discounts on selected Thanksgiving books, and a Pinterest board full of ideas and goodies to celebrate Thanksgiving.

            Friday, November 22nd – Thanksgiving Story time and Activity 10:30 am


happy-thanksgivingIt’s time for turkey, stuffing, and some fun Thanksgiving stories and activities! Join us today as we read stories about being thankful, even for the littlest things. Stick around after story time for fun coloring and activities. Please note, due to the impending holidays this is the last story time of 2013.

This story time is free and open to the public.


Be sure to pick up your copy of Happy Thanksgiving, Curious George while you’re here for story time.  As our book of the month we are offering this title at 20% off both in store AND online. In addition, we have oodles of other Thanksgiving titles in store at 20-25% off! Looking to save even more? Be sure to check out our new loyalty program!Tday 1

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I’ve become addicted to Pinterest. I can’t help it.  For me, the best part, is that I get paid to make YOUR life easier! Where else can you go to find ideas on how to start a family tradition, how to set your table, and most importantly, crafts, games and activities to keep the family entertained while the turkey is cooking!?  Be sure to check out and follow our Thanksgiving board as I hack my way across the internet looking for time (and sanity) savers.

Lastly, I’m proud to announce that we will be closed on Thanksgiving and open normal business hours on Black Friday to ensure our staff gets to spend quality time with their loved ones. We wish you and yours the happiest of Thanksgiving holidays and look forward to seeing you in December!