Blue Manatee Children's Bookstore
Five-time winner of Cincinnati CityBeat's Best Bookstore (Non-Chain) award, Blue Manatee Bookstore & Decafe enthralls young minds with a literary selection ranging from eye-pleasing picture books to award-winning young-adult classics. Teach your favorite pintsize person the wonder of words with a tome from the Baby Unplugged series ($7.99), which fosters brain development through an interactive exploration of pets, the backyard, and the Babygate political scandal. Beginning readers learn to love reading as they progress through the simple sentences and companioned adventures of Bink & Gollie and Pigs Make Me Sneeze!, while older readers can explore the throes of teenage angst with the edgy drama Where She Went. Shroud a prereader in a 100% organic cotton humanatee onesie ($18), or supply a plot enthusiast with a green manatee tote, perfect for carrying newly purchased books or tricycle owner’s manuals. Blue Manatee also hosts educational and artistic activities for younger children, which are open to customers for an additional fee (not covered by today’s Groupon).