new releases we can't put down!

spring always brings with it a big bounty of fresh new releases from our favorite book publishers. here are a few of our favorites from the last few months!

the charlottesville farmers' market is open again, and from what we hear, 
it is already bringing the goods!
taro gomi's books are always a big hit, and we love the great day
nikki mcclure's newest book illustrations are for this incredibly lovely story by jeremy chatelain.
mr. tiger goes wild has been getting great press among reviewers, and we're smitten with the bright palette and charismatic star of this tale.
 
like nikki mcclure, hannah viano creates her bold images through intricately cut paper.
we love everything jon klassen (author of i want my hat back) touches.
esteemed illustrator jerry pinkney is back with another fresh take on one of aesop's fables, 
this time the tortoise and the hare.

we are thrilled that chronicle books has taken on twirl books and their innovative and interactive titles. who doesn't want 60 movable parts in your ultimate book of vehicles?!
the world belongs to you is illustrated by one of our favorite italian artists, olimpia zagnoli, and we were instantly taken after reading just the first two pages: 
"the world belongs to you. and you belong to the world."
(p.s. we actually think this would also be a great graduation gift for all ages!)
two new titles from lorena siminovich of petit collage. 
all of the "you are my baby" series have been a big hit with the board book set.

we'd love to help you pick out the perfect book for any of the little ones in your life -- come see us!

cozy classics

many of our readers know that we have a love of anything needle felted, and we can't get enough of a new series of board books called cozy classics. twin brothers jack & holman wang recreate classic characters in wool and simplify the stories to a collection of single words that still convey the gist of the original. the detail is incredible, and the setting and photography only add to their work. their version of moby dick is a favorite around here, and we're excited that the series is continuing with emma, jane eyre, and oliver twist this fall!

just in!
 due out this fall!

harper collins kids books


here are just a very few new and old titles we have in at o'suz!

this is a new favorite around our house....
a most lovely story of friendship, loss and new friends found.
love these illustrations.....
harry starts out not so fond of baths, like many of us, but sees the error of his ways soon enough. super cute short story and in a aboard book kids can hold.
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this is todd's favorite kids book, we read it together, in anticipation, when i was preggers with redford.
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a new title for us and just in time for the beginning of "hibernation" season

this is the sweetest, teeny tiny collection of maurice sendak stories...
great gifty idea for all ages really.

daddy's day

we are just 4 short days away from father's day, june 20th. and while you may think you have the dad that has everything, we think we have some great gifts, books and cards to brighten your dad's day and to let him know just how much you love him. here are just a few examples of the great manly gifts floating around the shop.


torpedo 8 pc. screwdriver set


hamburger timer

handy little flask

10' teeny measuring tape

light wood fish corkscrew

days with my father is a really touching book by phillip toledano, documenting his father late in his life. the photos are all incredibly moving and a great way to say a sincere i love you.





the man's book: the essential guide for the modern man by thomas fink is a great little gift for more fun-loving dads, and will teach him to tie a tie, mix a martini, among other things


finally send some love his way with these great cards:

dad father papa daddy pop by dee and lala

happy father's day by dee and lala

i love you, dad by dee and lala

happy father's day by fugu fugu press

dad card on wood by night owl

The Great Charley Harper


In 2007 the world lost an amazing artist in Charley Harper, but that doesn't mean that his work and life aren't still being enjoyed and appreciated. This being said, we are proud to have Todd Oldham's book Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life on our shelves. This book is an epic volume featuring over 400 pages of artwork by C. Harper throughout his 60+ year career and the price is right at $49.95, as compared to it's still in print and most lovely predecessor at $200! this book is hands down gorgeous and if you are a lover of art and or of creatures, great and small, this book will make you happy, or better yet make a loved one happy!!




ch memory game, stunning!

amazing ch flashcards

childrens abc book. wait until you see the inside cover!

charley harper coloring book,
most adults that see it, want to color it themselves, it is that cool!

cardinal salt and pepper shakers, great hostess gift!

books for tots that remind us of autumn....

one of the many joys of parenting is reading to your kid(s). though we are not reading long stories to red yet we are not far from a time when i hope redford will want a story every night at the very least. when he is ready, we will be too, as the book collection just gets better by the day at o'suz (and in red's bookcase). here are just a few titles we have at o'suz that seem like fun fall reading.




those darn squirrels!


the little yellow leaf


"i have a little problem", said the bear


HELP! a story of friendship


a seed is sleepy

peek a who?


scarecrow


autumn an alphabet acrostic

in november

stellaluna



little pea little hoot little oink