Welcome to Children’s Book World!
Children’s Book World is an independent, full-service children’s bookstore featuring a comprehensive inventory, knowledgeable staff, and exciting events. Children’s Book World opened its doors for the first time in July, 1989—and now, thirty years later, we’re going strong!
Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 30th
Children’s Book World
We are so excited to have our friend author/illustrator Matt Phelan, joining us from 10:00am – 11:00am.
Matt will be happy to help you pick out some super books for the upcoming holidays (and maybe sign some of his books as gifts for your favorite readers)!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:30 PM
We are excited to be joining Haverford Township Free Library in welcoming Deborah Heiligman to Haverford Township Free Library – 1601 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083
From award-winning author Deborah Heiligman comes Torpedoed, a true account of the attack and sinking of the passenger ship SS City of Benares, which was evacuating children from England during WWII.
Amid the constant rain of German bombs and the escalating violence of World War II, British parents by the thousands chose to send their children out of the country: the wealthy, independently; the poor, through a government relocation program called CORB. In September 1940, passenger liner SS City of Benares set sail for Canada with one hundred children on board.
When the war ships escorting the Benares departed, a German submarine torpedoed what became known as the Children’s Ship. Out of tragedy, ordinary people became heroes. This is their story.