This post about the British children's author George Walker and his book Tales From an Airfield (http://www.talesfromanairfield.com/publish_page.html ) has inspired me to post information about booksense.com.
BookSense.com is a family of independent-bookseller websites. (And it's the e-commerce arm of the American Booksellers Association's Book Sense program.)
When you visit a BookSense.com virtual bookstore, you will experience the knowledge and passion of independent booksellers who share their love of books with their customers and their communities. You'll have access to information and news about local authors, store events, and myriad staff recommendations -- and you will also be presented with content that reflects the collective wisdom of booksellers from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Here are the BookSense children's book picks from summer 2006.
Maybe we can do some of our research at Amazon.com, and do our buying at the independent bookstores? What Booksense needs is a prominent "Find a Book " box like the one at