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McIntyre’s Top 6 Picture Books

One of our favorite holiday gifts for the littlest readers is a beautiful picture book from McIntyre’s Books! Check out Children’s Book Buyer, Sarah’s, top six favorites this holiday season below!

Goodnight Everyone, Chris Haughton
The sun is setting, and everyone in the forest is getting sleepy. The mice, rabbits, and deer all give great big yawns as they snuggle up with their families for the night. But someone isn’t sleepy just yet. Little Bear thinks he can stay awake a bit longer. Can he do it? Chris Haughton’s bold and vibrant illustrations will captivate little ones eager to stay up just a teeny bit longer, while sweet depictions of animals cozying up in their beds for the night will soon have them yawning off to a dreamland of their own.

Real Cowboys, Kate Hoefler
In Kate Hoefler’s realistic and poetic picture book debut about the wide open West, the myth of rowdy, rough-riding cowboys and cowgirls is remade. A timely and multifaceted portrayal reveals a lifestyle that is as diverse as it contrary to what we’ve come to expect.

Don’t Wake Up The Tiger, Britta Teckentrup
Tiger is fast asleep. But — oh dear! — she’s completely blocking the way. Just how will the animals get past without waking her up? Luckily, Frog has an excellent idea. Holding his balloon, he floats right over sleeping Tiger! Fox is next, followed by Tortoise, Mouse, and Stork, but it will be tricky for them all to get past without Tiger noticing. It’s good that the reader is there to help keep Tiger asleep, but where exactly are the animals going with all those big shiny balloons?

Before Morning, Joyce Sidman
There are planes to fly and buses to catch, but a child uses the power of words, in the form of an invocation, to persuade fate to bring her family a snow day — a day slow and unhurried enough to spend at home together.

In a spare text that reads as pure song and illustrations of astonishingly beautiful scratchboard art, Sidman and Krommes remind us that sometimes, if spoken from the heart, wishes really can come true.

Today, Julie Morstad
Every day is full of endless possibilities – especially TODAY!

The simplest moment has the potential to become extraordinary in this beautiful book by Julie Morstad. From getting dressed, to having breakfast, to choosing ways to go, Today has a little something to delight everyone.

It Is Not Time For Sleeping, Lisa Graff
As the day comes to an end, bedtime draws near. But the little boy in this book is quite sure it is not time for sleeping. As each piece of his evening routine is completed—helping with the dishes, playing with the dog, getting into pajamas, brushing teeth with Dad, being tucked in by Mom, and listening to a story—he becomes a little more certain: it is definitely not time for sleeping. The question is, when will it be time for sleeping? A rhythmic, cumulative text and lush twilit scenes come together to create a perfect bedtime book that will be treasured for generations to come.

The children’s reading section is full of books for the littlest readers at all levels, plus great gifts for their stocking from card games to jigsaw puzzles to Beltie t-shirts and more. If you’d like to see our full gift-guide, check out the blog. Stop by to check off that holiday list soon!

Wine for Holiday Parties

The holiday season is in full swing! If you're hosting a festive feast this season and are in need of wine, stop by The Goat! Did you know The Goat offers discounts on half and full case orders of wine? Our wine team is pleased to offer a 5% discount on all half case (6 bottle) orders, and a 10% discount on full case (12 bottle) orders. Mix and match, or order a case of your favorite wine! If you're not sure, stop by Wednesday - Saturday from 2-4pm to get tips and recommendations... Full Post >

Give The Gift of Relaxation

This holiday season it's easier than ever to treat a loved one (or yourself) to the ultimate relaxation at The Fearrington Spa - simply shop a gift certificate online! Each certificate is mailed directly to you or the recipient from Fearrington. Order by December 15th to receive by Christmas Eve with free shipping!  The Fearrington Spa's new gift certificates are just in time for the holidays with options for facials, massages or a complete relaxation package. Choose from the Organic Skin... Full Post >

12 Days of Dovecote

Our wreaths are unpacked, the garland and bells are hung, and the most beautiful jackets have arrived in store just in time for you to have a stellar holiday season. Amidst the seasonal chaos, shopping shouldn’t be a hassle. Consider Dovecote your one-stop shop for everyone on your wish list this year. Read below to learn about the fabulous and fun products we have in store to gift friends, family, and don’t forget yourself, this holiday! On the first day of the holiday season,... Full Post >

Wine for the Holidays

Tis the season for family, friends and holiday soirees! If you're hosting a merry gathering this season and are in need of wine, stop by The Goat! Did you know The Goat offers discounts on half and full case orders of wine? Our wine team is pleased to offer a 5% discount on all half case (6 bottle) orders, and a 10% discount on full case (12 bottle) orders. Mix and match, or order a case of your favorite wine! If you're not sure, stop by Wednesday - Saturday from 2-4pm to get tips and... Full Post >

Entertain This Holiday Season

Looking to check off your holiday gift list? Give the gift of entertaining with Relais & Châteaux's, "The Art of Entertaining," the association's first book full of tips, tricks and expertise from 85 member properties on how to host sophisticated events from a Halloween Costume Party to a Southern-Style Brunch. The Fearrington House Inn's section on Southern-Style Brunch features recipes for Corn Bread Waffles with Smoked Salmon, Shrimp and Grits, Raspberry Tartlets, plus two... Full Post >