Downtown Bookworks

Downtown Bookworks A children's publishing company. We make entertaining, engaging, and educational books that feel good in small hands. Visit us! www.dtbwpub.com

We are a NYC-based children's publishing company with a mission to keep kids engaged in reading, and in the world around them.

"Super Hero Science gets everything right. Like all of Downtown’s books, it treats kids with respect while giving them...
05/13/2019
Super Hero Science book review: Informative, entertaining, and littered with classic artwork

"Super Hero Science gets everything right. Like all of Downtown’s books, it treats kids with respect while giving them plenty of classic DC artwork to ogle. But it also expands on that tried and true formula to teach kids that understanding the world around them needn’t be a dry, wholly academic pursuit—that what they like to read in comics or watch on TV is not as far removed from what they hear in school as they may think. That’s a lesson worth learning."

Thank you Batman-News.com for this extremely complimentary review of Super Hero Science. Think this book looks interesting? Test that hypothesis by picking up a copy at Barnes & Noble or your local indie!

http://bit.ly/2WBSsFM

#dcsuperheroes #stem #steam #stemforkids #superheroscience

I repeat myself, but Downtown Bookworks is the single best publisher of super hero-based kids books in the market, and it isn’t even close. Their ever-expanding library serves a wide range of…

"Get a jump on teaching equality with this charming rhyming book, which reminds kids of simple truths, like there's no s...
05/01/2019
Your Son Needs This "I'm a Cat Guy" Shirt (And Other Gender Stereotype-Busting Gifts)

"Get a jump on teaching equality with this charming rhyming book, which reminds kids of simple truths, like there's no such thing as "boy" chores and "girl" chores, and strength comes from something other than muscles."

Thanks Good Housekeeping for including My First Book of Feminism (for Boys) in this gender stereotype-busting roundup!

http://bit.ly/2DHVwZH

Because it's time to teach boys to think outside the box.

Happy 455th birthday, William Shakespeare! Thanks for introducing us to words like eyeball, bedazzled, and swagger!Inter...
04/26/2019

Happy 455th birthday, William Shakespeare! Thanks for introducing us to words like eyeball, bedazzled, and swagger!

Interested in introducing your children to the Bard’s plays and sonnets? Check out Shakespeare’s Seasons, a gorgeous picture book edited by Miriam Weiner and illustrated by Shannon Whitt

#happybirthday #williamshakespeare #nationalpoetrymonth

Is Poison Ivy a dastardly villain or an Earth avenger? Think about it while you’re working on this activity from Girl ...
04/22/2019

Is Poison Ivy a dastardly villain or an Earth avenger? Think about it while you’re working on this activity from Girl Power Brain Boosters by Sarah Parvis. Click the link below to download!

http://bit.ly/2PszWNu

Looking for more Earth Day activities? Head to our website to check out printable activities from some of our nature kits!

http://bit.ly/dtbwactivities

#girlpowerbrainboosters #freeactivity #earthday

Tomorrow is International Haiku Poetry Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing an activity from My Girl Power Journal by Sara...
04/16/2019

Tomorrow is International Haiku Poetry Day! To celebrate, we’re sharing an activity from My Girl Power Journal by Sarah Parvis.

Click the link below download and have your kids give it a shot. We'd love to hear what they come up with!

http://bit.ly/2IkTYsB

#nationalpoetrymonth #internationalhaikupoetryday #poetryforkids The Haiku Foundation

ICYMI: Amazon Books put together an awesome list of unicorn books for National Unicorn Day! It's got a cookbook, a finge...
04/10/2019

ICYMI: Amazon Books put together an awesome list of unicorn books for National Unicorn Day! It's got a cookbook, a finger puppet book, our very own The Magic of Unicorns by Gina L. Grandi, and more.

Today is National Unicorn Day! Here are ten books that celebrate these majesties of mythology: https://amzn.to/2YXIqjS

04/10/2019

What can Superman teach us about gravity? How can The Flash run on water? Can science explain why Wonder Woman’s plane is invisible? Perfect for kids 6 and up, DC Super Hero Science will answer all these questions and more! The book is a clever, clear exploration of popular science topics with DC’s beloved super heroes as readers’ lab partners.

DC Super Hero Science by Jennifer Hackett is available now! Click here to order: https://amzn.to/2G1oTG

Want to know what inspired Julie Merberg to write My First Book of Feminism (for Boys)? Check out her guest post on Momm...
04/09/2019
Why Parents Should Teach their Boys About Feminism Right from the Start

Want to know what inspired Julie Merberg to write My First Book of Feminism (for Boys)? Check out her guest post on Mommy Shorts!

Telling your kids things like “that’s a girl color” or “you can’t play with a boy toy” is not only bad feminism, it’s lousy parenting.

Thanks Emily Reviews for including us in your 2019 Easter Gift Guide!Looking to fill an Easter basket? Click the link to...
04/03/2019
Easter Basket Ideas {2019 Easter Gift Guide}

Thanks Emily Reviews for including us in your 2019 Easter Gift Guide!

Looking to fill an Easter basket? Click the link to check out Gina L. Grandi The Magic of Unicorns and La ZOO's I Can Do That! early art books.

http://bit.ly/2K41LMV

#giftguide #easter #easterbasket #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #unicorns #diy #artsandcrafts #unicorn #lazoo

2019 Easter gift guide. Looking for Easter basket ideas for your whole family? We have ideas for all ages.

With very mixed feelings, we have been advertising on Amazon—spending a few dollars/day on niche books where we can ea...
03/28/2019

With very mixed feelings, we have been advertising on Amazon—spending a few dollars/day on niche books where we can easily target potential buyers with keywords like "Superman for babies" or "architecture for toddlers." On a weekly basis, we get suggestions from Amazon for optimizing our campaigns. I did not see this coming. -- Julie

We don't know if you can fit The Magic of Unicorns by Gina L. Grandi  or PBS KIDS Turn the Key: On the Farm by Julie Mer...
03/18/2019
Fun Easter basket gifts to buy now

We don't know if you can fit The Magic of Unicorns by Gina L. Grandi or PBS KIDS Turn the Key: On the Farm by Julie Merberg inside a plastic egg, but we're thrilled to see them included in Newsday's 2019 Easter gift guide!

https://nwsdy.li/2O9s42w

#giftguide #easterbunny #spring #onthefarm #farmanimals #unicorns #unicorn #booksforkids #kidsbooks

Forget chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. If you are tired of the same old stuff, why not fill this year's Easter baskets with fun, spring-themed toys and books?

Congratulations Lilly Singh on your new show! (Interested in learning more about Lilly's path to late night? Check out h...
03/15/2019
YouTube Star Lilly Singh to Replace Carson Daly in NBC Late-Night Slot

Congratulations Lilly Singh on your new show!

(Interested in learning more about Lilly's path to late night? Check out her profile in Girl CEO, out now!)

IISuperwomanII

http://bit.ly/2TLP4Kr

#girlceo #girlboss #embraceambition #womeninbusiness #womenincomedy #superwoman #lillysingh #latenight

The broadcast network announced in February that 'Last Call With Carson Daly' would end after 17 years.

“When I returned to tennis from maternity leave, I was penalized for taking time off: my ranking dropped from #1 in th...
03/14/2019
Serena Williams on International Women’s Day: ‘We Must Band Together to Fight for What’s Fair'

“When I returned to tennis from maternity leave, I was penalized for taking time off: my ranking dropped from #1 in the world to #453. . . . We must stop penalizing women when they return to their careers after having children.”

Our office loves Serena Williams' essay about being a working mother. How has your family been celebrating Women’s History Month?

Fortune

http://bit.ly/2TOuZmC

#womenshistorymonth #embraceambition #girlboss #feminism #workingmom #momboss #serenawilliams

The tennis icon urges women to be brave, take risks, and—above all—support one another.

Happy International Women's Day!Want to learn more about Malala Yousafzai, Jasilyn Charger, Emma Gonzalez, Wangari Maath...
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day!

Want to learn more about Malala Yousafzai, Jasilyn Charger, Emma Gonzalez, Wangari Maathai, Jane Goodall, Ida B. Wells, Betty Chinn, Madison Stewart, and 36 other amazing activists? Check out Girl Activist by Louisa Kamps, Susanna Daniel, and Michelle Wildgen, with a foreword by Shannon Watts and illustrations by Georgia Rucker—coming summer 2019!

#internationalwomensday2019 #IWD2019

It might be March, but we're still thrilled to have been included in mom.me's Toddler + Little Kids Editor's Picks: Febr...
03/04/2019
Toddler + Little Kids Editor's Picks: February 2019 | "The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories"

It might be March, but we're still thrilled to have been included in mom.me's Toddler + Little Kids Editor's Picks: February 2019!

(Save the night, and pick up a copy of The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories by Noah Smith for the little super hero in your life!)

http://bit.ly/2Tn6eOn

#bedtimestories #superhero #superheros #dccomics #comics #classiccomics #naptime #superman #wonderwoman #batman

Our favorite finds for the month

"As of 2018, just 24 female CEOs were listed as leading companies on the Fortune 500 list.But that is going to change. W...
03/01/2019
Women's History Month: 'Girl CEO' offers strong examples and advice for young readers

"As of 2018, just 24 female CEOs were listed as leading companies on the Fortune 500 list.

But that is going to change. We are working toward equity, even if it’s not as quick to arrive as some of us would hope.

What helps is for us to teach our girls that they have the power and the tools to succeed, and to instill the kind of confidence in them that will help them to achieve their dreams."

We love this review of Girl CEO by Ronnie Cohen and Katherine Ellison from the Herald News. (Why not celebrate the beginning of Women's History Month by picking up a copy for the girl boss in your life?)

HNNow

http://bit.ly/2UhExUc

#girlceo #girlboss #womeninbusiness #leanin #embraceambition #fortune500

Women's History Month is officially upon us, with International Women's Day fast approaching (it's March 8, and yes, I'm watching "Captain

Thanks Colorado Parent Magazine for including Color and Draw by La ZOO in this roundup of 10 Books to Keep Kids Engaged ...
02/27/2019
10 Books to Keep Kids Engaged While Traveling

Thanks Colorado Parent Magazine for including Color and Draw by La ZOO in this roundup of 10 Books to Keep Kids Engaged While Traveling!

http://bit.ly/2GMYkaZ

#kidsactivitybooks #traveling #travel #roadtrip #ontheroad #artfromthestart #art #illustration

Books to keep kids’ hands, minds, and bodies occupied on a summer trip.

"With these latest releases, Downtown Bookworks have once again found that magic sweet spot between inspiring fandom at ...
02/25/2019
Book Reviews: The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories and Girl Power Brain Boosters - Smells Like Infinite Sadness

"With these latest releases, Downtown Bookworks have once again found that magic sweet spot between inspiring fandom at an early age and providing true substantive reading for growing minds."

Thanks Smells Like Infinite Sadness!

http://bit.ly/2ViAA1x

with Noah Smith and Sarah Parvis

#booksforkids #dcsuperheros #dccomics #comics #girlpower #superheroes #wonderwoman #superman #

Book Reviews: The Big Book of Superhero Bedtime Stories and Girl Power Brain Boosters: new Downtown Bookworks releases offer tips for boosting brain power and getting shuteye.

"I continue to look forward to the DC Comics-inspired books from Downtown Bookworks."Head over to The Geekiary to check ...
02/22/2019
DC Comics: The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories - Review

"I continue to look forward to the DC Comics-inspired books from Downtown Bookworks."

Head over to The Geekiary to check out a new review of The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories!

http://bit.ly/2BMgy8m

#bedtimestories #superheroes #dccomics #dcsuperheroes #superman #batman #batgirl #wonderwoman #bedtime

DC Comics: The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories by Noah Smith is about teaching the importance of proper sleep to kids. Even superheroes need to rest.

Thank you My Edmonds News for this glowing review of The Magic of Unicorns by Gina L. Grandi!http://bit.ly/2GCBF0S#unico...
02/20/2019
The Magic of Unicorns A Reading Delight

Thank you My Edmonds News for this glowing review of The Magic of Unicorns by Gina L. Grandi!

http://bit.ly/2GCBF0S

#unicorns #bookreviews #mythology #mythologyforkids #unicornsforever #magicalcreatures #unicorn #fieldguide #folklore

The Magic of Unicorns By Gina L. Grandi Illustrated by Ximena Jeria What an enchanting Field Guide to Fabulous Creatures for the youn...

"There are a number of options in the market for DC kids’ books, but after looking at lots of them (I have three young...
02/19/2019
Bedtime stories and brain boosters abound in Downtown’s new DC books for kids

"There are a number of options in the market for DC kids’ books, but after looking at lots of them (I have three young boys), I’m convinced that there’s a clear leader in the field: Downtown Bookworks."

Thank you Brian at Batman-News.com for reviewing The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories and Girl Power Brain Boosters!

http://bit.ly/2BLWNOh

#batman #superheroes #bedtimestories #dccomics #superman #girlpower #activitybook

There are a number of options in the market for DC kids’ books, but after looking at lots of them (I have three young boys), I’m convinced that there’s a clear leader in the field…

January might be over, but we still think this list of January’s Best New Kids Books from Red Tricycle is pretty great...
02/06/2019
January’s Best New Kids Books

January might be over, but we still think this list of January’s Best New Kids Books from Red Tricycle is pretty great. (And not just because The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories is on it!)

http://bit.ly/2WOauF9

#superhero #superheroes #kidsbooks #bedtimestories #bedtime #superman

These new releases are hot off the presses and ready for your little readers to devour.

Because capes can be blankets too!..The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories by Noah Smith is available now!..#dccomic...
02/06/2019

Because capes can be blankets too!
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The Big Book of Super Hero Bedtime Stories by Noah Smith is available now!
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#dccomics #dcforkids #newrelease

Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day!In PBS KIDS Turn The Key: Around the World (https://amzn.to/2sM08YJ), readers ca...
01/25/2019

Happy Multicultural Children's Book Day!

In PBS KIDS Turn The Key: Around the World (https://amzn.to/2sM08YJ), readers can unlock the doors to see how and where kids live and play in faraway places.

#multiculturalchildrensbookday #readyourworld #culturaldiversity #culturaldiversitybooks #teachculturaldiversity #diversekids #celebrate #pbskids #mcbd2019 #diversekidlit

Activist-in-training 😍..A big thanks to @shamrockenroll for letting us share this awesome picture!..#withdowntownbook...
01/23/2019

Activist-in-training 😍
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A big thanks to @shamrockenroll for letting us share this awesome picture!
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#withdowntownbookworks #Repost @shamrockenroll with @get_repost

Rowan won’t be at the Women’s March in Philadelphia this year but he will always know the importance of equal rights, treatment and peace for all! Here’s hoping 🤞🏼
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#womensmarch #womensmarchphiladelphia #womensupportingwomen #womensrights #makinghistory #equalrights #aisforactivist #kidsbookstagram #raiseareader #kindness #begoodhumans #feminismbeginsathome #juliemerberg #booksforkids

"Packed with puzzles, word games, art and writing prompts, and much more, along with a gloriously retro comic book style...
01/17/2019
DC Comics' 'Girl Power Brain Boosters' Is a Retro Romp for All Ages - GeekMom

"Packed with puzzles, word games, art and writing prompts, and much more, along with a gloriously retro comic book style that includes both the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, this is a fantastic activity book for DC fans of all ages. I might just keep it for myself!"

Thanks GeekMom for reviewing Girl Power Brain Boosters!

http://bit.ly/2QQUkqB

#activitybooks #dccomics #superheroes #brainboosters #wonderwoman #batgirl

Packed with puzzles, word games, art and writing prompts, and much more, along with a gloriously retro comic book style that includes both the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, this is fantastic activity for DC fans of all ages.

There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing one of your books out in the world (and next to RBG!).Thanks to our fabulous...
01/16/2019

There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing one of your books out in the world (and next to RBG!)
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Thanks to our fabulous art director/Girl CEO illustrator Georgia Rucker(@geewisco) for sending us this picture.
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And many thanks to Paper Source for championing the book!

#girlceo #withdowntownbookworks #girlpower #papersource #papersourcemadison #booksforgirls #empoweringbooks

"The ultimate rainy day or airplane book, we think boys will love it too."Thanks Red Tricycle for including Girl Power B...
01/14/2019
9 Boredom-Busting (&New!) Activity Books

"The ultimate rainy day or airplane book, we think boys will love it too."

Thanks Red Tricycle for including Girl Power Brain Boosters in this awesome list of 9 Boredom-Busting Activity Books!

http://bit.ly/2QNSvuj

#activitybook #bookroundup #booksforkids #educationalbooks #stembooks #stemforkids

These new releases will keep your kids busy during the cold winter months.

Are the kids looking for something to do this weekend? Why not have them try this Batgirl drawing challenge from Girl Po...
01/11/2019

Are the kids looking for something to do this weekend? Why not have them try this Batgirl drawing challenge from Girl Power Brain Boosters? Click the link below for downloadable activities from Girl Power Brain Boosters! We'll be adding new activities all week!

http://bit.ly/2Rlv1lu

#girlpower #girlpowerbrainboosters #downloadable #printable #activity #comicbooks #dccomics

Kids won’t run from the bath when they’ve got Bath Time with Aquaman to keep them company! This adorable bath book i...
01/11/2019

Kids won’t run from the bath when they’ve got Bath Time with Aquaman to keep them company! This adorable bath book is in stores now. Click the link below to grab a copy.

https://amzn.to/2RlVXS5

Interested in a brain workout? Click the link below for downloadable activities from Girl Power Brain Boosters! We'll be...
01/09/2019

Interested in a brain workout? Click the link below for downloadable activities from Girl Power Brain Boosters! We'll be adding new activities all week!

http://bit.ly/2Rlv1lu

#girlpower #girlpowerbrainboosters #downloadable #printable #activity #comicbooks #dccomics

Downtown Bookworks's cover photo
01/08/2019

Downtown Bookworks's cover photo

01/08/2019

Big news! We’re releasing two new DC titles today—Bath Time for Aquaman (for little ones 3 and up) and Girl Power Brain Boosters (for kids 8 and up), both by Sarah Parvis! Stay tuned for sneak peeks and giveaways!
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#dccomics #newbooks #bathtimewithaquaman #girlpowerbrainboosters #bathbook #activitybook #aquaman #wonderwoman #batgirl #supergirl #superhero #superherobooksforkids #comicbooksforkids

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