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Modern First Library

Classic children’s books speak to us in a timeless voice. Often, these stories are a child’s first window onto the world outside their home. These classics open doors to new experiences, broaden horizons, teach lessons and take children on a journey of the imagination.

Building a child’s first library is key to raising young people with a love of books and an open and receptive mind.

With that goal in mind, we are thrilled to introduce Interabang Books’ Modern First Library! The inspiration for this initiative came from children’s author Chris Barton (http://www.chrisbarton.info), and we join BookPeople (http://www.bookpeople.com) in Austin and many other children’s authors in embracing and implementing Barton’s dream to build a thoughtful and imaginative first library for every child.

The Interabang Modern First Library will combine some of our old familiar and favorite classics with some of our favorite new books which we feel reflect the diverse, global, modern world in which we live. We will induct new books throughout the year, as well as offer themed bundles of books or the opportunity to create your own unique bundle. And of course, you can always buy each book individually!


 

Bread and Jam for Frances Cover Image
By Russell Hoban, Lillian Hoban (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780060223595
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 9th, 1964

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 25th Anniversary Edition (Brown Bear and Friends) Cover Image
By Jr. Martin, Bill, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805017441
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - April 15th, 1992

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780201091472
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 2015

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Lap Edition (Chicka Chicka Book, A) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781416999997
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Simon - June 22nd, 2010

Corduroy Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780451470799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2014

Global Babies (Global Fund for Children Books) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781580891745
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - July 2007

Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399216190
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - November 1989

Make Way for Ducklings Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670451494
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers -

My Heart Fills with Happiness Cover Image
By Monique Gray Smith, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781459809574
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Orca Book Publishers - March 2016

Ruby's Wish Cover Image
By Shirin Yim, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780811834902
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - July 2002

The Snowy Day Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670654000
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - November 5th, 1962

Sweetest Kulu (English) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781927095775
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Inhabit Media - September 25th, 2014

Teacup Cover Image
By Rebecca Young, Matt Ottley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735227774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - October 4th, 2016

Thunder Boy Jr. Cover Image
By Sherman Alexie, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316013727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 10th, 2016

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780399226908
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: World of Eric Carle - March 23rd, 1994

Blueberries for Sal Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670175918
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 1948

The Little Engine That Could: The Complete, Original Edition Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780448405209
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - July 31st, 2001

The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid) Cover Image
By Jude Isabella, Simone Shin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781771380232
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Kids Can Press - March 2015

Where the Wild Things Are Cover Image
By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780060254926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 26th, 2012

 


New Inductees to the Modern First Library by Lisa


Modern First Library is our collection of new and old classics for building a child’s first library. We have selected books that have a timeless appeal, inspire creativity and open young minds to the world around us.

 

We have several new books that we are inducting into the Modern First Library. Each book offers another opportunity to enrich a child’s world through the wonder of the written word and  imaginative illustration. Here are some of our new Modern First Library inductees.


Global Babies (Global Fund for Children Books) Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781580891745
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - July 2007

This board book featuring the faces of adorable babies from around the world was chosen because it is the perfect way to show children that we are all more alike than different, and beautiful in our way.


After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) Cover Image
By Dan Santat, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726826
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 3rd, 2017

 

This fun picture book narrated Humpty himself, was chosen both for its creative storyline that will bring a smile every time its read, but also for its timeless message of facing your fears and doing things that are challenging.


Yellow Kayak Cover Image
By Nina Laden, Melissa Castrillon (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534401945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 23rd, 2018

Life is an adventure, and this gorgeous new picture book will encourage children to be brave and leave the safe harbor to find new people, places and adventures. The beautiful illustrations and perfect prose make this an instant classic that belongs in every child’s library.


Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E.B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763690359
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Published: Candlewick - October 17th, 2017

 

The glowing windows at dusk on the front cover give a glimpse at the brilliance of this simple yet compelling look into the world outside our own doors. Who hasn’t glanced in a window at night and wondered about the people and lives contained within? WINDOWS brings to Modern First Library, a chance for children to open the doors of their imaginations.


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763677541
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017

This adorable modern fable has won over my heart and made its way into the Modern First Library for its fun and creative take on making the best of a bad situation.


Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780399167898
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - November 14th, 2017

I chose this wonderful new picture book by one of the best for  showing children not only the vastness of our universe and world, but the beauty of how we fit into it and share it with other people and other species.