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POWERHOUSE update!

While our doors are still closed, please consider ordering online and get your book and gift needs filled, delivered to your home or to anywhere your heart desires:

www.powerhousebookstores.com (this is our new Covid-19 website!)

We’re producing FREE VIRTUAL AUTHOR BOOK EVENTS for our loyal customers and fans, adult and kids. See the schedule on our website!

Every book you buy through POWERHOUSE allows us to continue to bring you free author events, and keeps us afloat until we can open our doors again.

ruleAnti-Racist Books for Kids — SUMMER Hours
— & Kids Events!

As protests break out in New York City, in Brooklyn, and across the country in response to continued police violence against Black people in America, it is more important than ever that Non-Black people, especially white Americans, educate ourselves about the continued, systemic problem of racism in America.
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While you might be familiar with some of the titles pictured above for adults, (all of which can be purchased by email and picked-up in our 8th Ave store) we know that parents might be struggling to figure out how to have these important discussions with their kids. We’ve compiled some recommendations of Anti-Racist books for kids from board books up to YA fiction and nonfiction. The Staff Picks that Kids BookSeller Megan has selected this week are all great books by Black authors for even further reading. Click on the photos to order a copy from our website! Having these discussions early and teaching our kids about racism in America is how we make a better future.
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Dr Susanne
Dr Chris
Dr Nick
Dr Megan

 

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If you would like recommendations specific to your child’s age, email megan@powerhousearena.com. There are many other options on our website and we are always happy to make recommendations.

Starting this week, we are offering window shopping and curbside pickup hours at our Park Slope location on 8th Ave Monday, Wednesday, & Friday from 1pm-6:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday from 11am-6pm. 

Our Virtual Sunday Story Time series is continuing every Sunday at 11am, and there are even more amazing authors joining us in June! Check out the event listings below and make sure you RSVP to get the Zoom invite.

We can ship and offer contact-free pick up at our Park Slope location.

1111 8th Av. Brooklyn, NY 11215:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1pm-6:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm.

Email megan@powerhousearena.com for recommendations and special orders.

Thank you!!

– Daniel, Susanne, Chris, Megan, & Brittany

ruleVirtual Kids Events!

For questions about virtual events email megan@powerhousearena.com
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Virtual Sunday Story Time: Lion Needs a Haircut
by Hyewon Yum
Sunday, June 7, 11AM-12PMLittle lion needs a haircut. But he doesn’t want one!
Is he worried? No.
Is he scared? NO!
He just likes his hair the way it is. R-O-A-R!
But there’s someone else who needs a haircut, too…it’s Dad, and he doesn’t want one, either!
Maybe if they go to the barbershop together, there will be nothing to worry about.RSVP is required. RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page
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Virtual Sunday Story Time & YOGA: The Three Little Yogis and the Wolf Who Lost His Breath by Susan Verde

Sunday, June 14, 11AM-12PMOnce upon a time there lived a wolf who lost his huff and his puff. It was a BIG, BAD problem! One morning, the wolf came upon a peaceful little yogi doing sun salutations. The wolf wanted to huff and puff and blooow her hut down into a big pile of straw. But instead the yogi suggested, “Let’s meditate on that!”
Soon the wolf met a second yogi, and then a third. He may have lost his huff and puff—but with the help of three new yogi friends, can the wolf find his breath?

RSVP is required. RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page

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Virtual Sunday Story Time: Mabel: A Mermaid Fable by Rowboat Watkins

Sunday, June 28, 11AM-12PM

Mabel isn’t like the other mermaids. Lucky isn’t like the other octopuses. But when they find each other, they discover that true friendship isn’t about how you look, and that sometimes what we are searching for is right under our noses.

RSVP is required. RSVP Here!
Buy the book!
Facebook Event & Event Page

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Did you miss our first Virtual Story Time? You can check it out on our new POWERHOUSE
Youtube channel! Available for a limited time ONLY!

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ruleFEATURED PICKS FROM KIDS BOOKSELLER MEGAN!

Sulwe
by Lupita Nyong’
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Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America
by Ibi Zoboi & others

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From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.

Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.

In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.

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Ryan Hart has a lot on her mind–school, self-image, and especially family. Her dad finally has a new job, but money is tight. That means some changes, like selling their second car and moving into a new (old) house. But Ryan is a girl who knows how to make sunshine out of setbacks. As her brother says when he raps about her, she’s got the talent that matters most: it’s a talent that can’t be seen, she’s nice, not mean!

Ryan is all about trying to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, a good sister, a good friend. But even if her life isn’t everything she would wish for, when her big brother is infuriating, her parents don’t quite understand, and the unexpected happens, she always finds a way forward, with grace and wit. And plenty of sunshine.

Acclaimed author Renée Watson writes her own version of Ramona Quimby, one starring a Black girl and her family, in this start to a charming new series.

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Black is…sisters navigating their relationship at summer camp in Portland, Oregon, as written by Renée Watson.

Black is…three friends walking back from the community pool talking about nothing and everything, in a story by Jason Reynolds.

Black is…Nic Stone’s high-class beauty dating a boy her momma would never approve of.

Black is…two girls kissing in Justina Ireland’s story set in Maryland.

Black is urban and rural, wealthy and poor, mixed race, immigrants, and more—because there are countless ways to be Black enough.

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POWERHOUSE is voted one of the 10 best things to do in Dumbo, Brooklyn by Conde Nast Traveler. Check it out!

Travel + Leisure selects POWERHOUSE as one of the World’s Coolest Bookstores.

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