Take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about some of our favorite things. We are pleased to present gifts for kids and adults, too. Everyone deserves special attention!

—Margie Blumberg, Publisher & Author

Our Favorite Things

No Roses for Harry!

Book cover of picture book No Roses for Harry!

"Harry was a white dog with black spots.

On his birthday, he got a present from Grandma.

It was a woolen sweater with roses on it.

Harry didn't like it the moment he saw it."

What happened next? What did Harry do? Find out in this classic tale about one lucky dog! For ages 4-8.

A note from Margie: This is my all-time favorite book. When my mom asked me what story we should read, I requested No Roses for Harry! . . . every night . . . for a year! If you'll notice, the title of our Hanukkah tale is NO NAPTIME FOR JANIE! That's not an accident: the number of words, the number of syllables, and the first and third words match Harry! exactly. This was my way of honoring the story that brought me so much happiness!

Bernie the Beagle

For ages 24 months and up, Bernie is the sweetest mate to cuddle and read a book with! He's machine-washable and doesn't require a pooper-scooper! In other words, he's the perfect pet! Specs: 16" long. 

A note from Margie: Three of our picture books feature adorable pets: A GEFILTE FISHY TALE, NO NAPTIME FOR JANIE! A HANUKKAH TALE, AND ROME ROMP! So as you can see, we must love dogs (which reminds me of a terrific movie)! 

Floral Growth Chart

A Petit Collage Floral Growth Chart

A floral growth chart: What a joyful complement to a child's room! 

• Track your little one's growth in inches or centimeters. 

• Use the included stickers to add extra handwritten notes. 

• Once completed, the chart folds down for memory-keeping.
• Features inches and centimeters and records height from 1.5' to 4.5'. 

• Includes 20+ stickers.

• Includes metal grommets for easy hanging and folding.
• Made with recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. Conforms to CPSIA, ASTM, and CE standards. 

Go Fish Card Game!

Go Fish card game image

It's classic fun!

  • Helps children learn numbers, counting, pairs, and sets
  • Includes a deck of 48 cards
  • For 3 to 6 players
  • For ages 3 years and older

A note from Margie: I love this card game so much that I featured it in my first picture book, SUNNY BUNNIES. 

Charlotte's Web

This lyrical book, written by E.B. White, is a treasure. You'll want to read it again and again. Then . . . see the movie! For ages 8-12.

5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!)

Cover of National Geographic Kids 5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything!

Doesn't everybody love to learn new things? From avocados to zebras, this book from National Geographic has a gazillion fun facts that kids will truly adore! For ages 8-12.

This peach of a throw from Nordstrom at Home is so cozy and soft—it's perfect for napping, reading, schmoozing, and daydreaming! How on earth have we been managing without it?

  • 50" x 60"
  • 95% polyester, 5% spandex
  • Machine wash, tumble dry

Fleece Throw

And because dreaming about what's next is always a good use of time, just imagine keeping warm while watching Mary Poppins Returns. For now, here's the trailer (please scroll down). Enjoy!

A note from Margie: Given that Nordstrom calls Seattle home, what better rom-com is there to watch while snuggling under this throw than Sleepless in Seattle!

We hope you enjoy our selection, which we will add to each season—and for special occasions in between—so be sure to visit again. 

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