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BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE

Wild Rumpus Books for Young Readers

Inset into the front door of the Wild Rumpus is a miniature purple door—a special kid-sized portal that creates a sense of play and fantasy and lets little people know that the shop inside is specially designed for them. And what a magical place it is! Little girls dressed in sparkly Snow White costumes attend Monday-morning story time while their older brothers gape at check-out counter host Harry the Tarantula. There are acres of brightly hued picture books for pre-readers, vast swaths of classic and contemporary early-elementary material, and shelf after shelf packed with page-turners for young adults. For parents, a psychology section holds everything from The Mommy Brain to Transparent: Living with Transgender Teenagers. Best of all: There's a marshmallow-shooting pipe gun for making mischief.

Best Store Pet (2013) The Wild Rumpus

Best Children's Bookstore (2009) Wild Rumpus

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE (2010) Wild Rumpus Books

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE (2008) Wild Rumpus

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