We hope this helps you find at least one thing for your list!

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BOOKS


 

An ode to the perfect scratch spot.

A tribute to lost pets.

Poems about dogs and cats, but also puffins and sloths and more. All paired with vibrant full-color art.

Sean’s latest book is a visual and poetic treat in the spirit of Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs and Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. A family-friendly collection of poems and art for animal lovers of all ages.

Buy it here.

More info here.

 


 

Kari’s latest book is the sequel to her popular Ben Bee & The Teacher Griefer middle-school novel.

With a lovable cast of characters and raw, authentic emotion, Ben Y is a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud novel-in-verse that tells an honest story about friendship, family, and personal identity. It celebrates different types of intelligence and shows how every kid deserves to become their own “divergent” self.

Buy it here.

More info here.

 

 


 

Okay, if you haven’t bought our book yet, what are you waiting for?

It’s a collection of some of our favorite poems and stories over our first 5 years, matched with heartwarming photos and testimonials from several poem recipients. As Tom Hanks said about it, “Yee-haw!”

Giddy-up and add it to your cart here.

More info here.

 


 

Need a spark for your creative project?

Jodi’s book, co-written with her husband Owen, is it.

Whether you’re an aspiring writer just starting out or a seasoned author working to complete your next novel, This Word Now is a box of matches and a stack of kindling. Through a series of essays and exercises, and filled with insight, humor, and anecdotes from the writing life, this book is the perfect companion for writers looking to sharpen their craft.

Buy it here.

 

 


Everything Comes Next, by Naomi Shihab Nye — longtime FOTR (Friend of the Rodeo) Naomi Shihab Nye’s latest book is a collection of her most-treasured classics, along with new gems. Buy it here.

The Lumberjack’s Dove, by GennaRose Nethercott — a New England poem-typing buddy who has been writing spontaneous poetry for nearly a decade, GennaRose’s narrative poem is a lyrical masterpiece that will take you on a wild and wonderful journey. Buy it here.

The Beauty of Living Twice, by Sharon Stone — a longtime FOTR (and excellent poet herself), Sharon’s autobiography is a candid, emotional, and authentic look at life. Buy it here.

Whale Day, by Billy Collins — the latest poetry collection by another FOTR (who also blurbed our book!); I mean, you can’t go wrong with Billy. Buy it here.

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, by Laurie Halse Anderson — another amazing author who blurbed our book, Laurie’s lastest is a timely re-imagining of Wonder Woman’s origin story, in gorgeous graphic novel format. Buy it here.

Watercress, by Andrea Wang — the best picture book we’ve read this year. It will make you smile and cry and celebrate what it means to be family. Buy it here.


 

NOT BOOKS

For some of the coolest patches and custom clothes you’ll find anywhere on the planet, visit Ft. Lonesome here.

 

 


Get your soothing hand-crafted candles, stationery, and all things slow-made and soul-inspiring at Slow North here.

 

 


Umm, have you seen the LEGO typewriter yet? It’s as much of a delight to put together as to display on a shelf — or take down and play with. Buy it here. (If you’re looking for actual typewriters, we suggest eBay.)

 


Gorgeous postcards, prints, coloring books and more, many with a central-Texas focus. All at Becca Borrelli Illustrations here.

 

 


Need something to spice up your wall? Wild and wonderful original paintings by Lynzy Lab Stewart are here.

 

 


Find delightful cards and prints and always a smile with artist-author Lita Judge‘s art here.

 

 


Some of the most fun, lively, and vibrant art you’ll find. Prints and stickers and more, all at Spatterful Chaos (who also did the artwork for Sean’s Pet Poems book!). Explore here.

 


And lastly, yes, we do still offer mail-order gift poems! Order here.

 

 


That’s it! Go forth and buy! πŸ›’