Where to Find My Books

Eagle Harbor Book Co., Bainbridge Island

Eagle Harbor Book Co.

This is my local independent bookstore. It’s a pillar of the community here on Bainbridge Island and they are wonderful. They can order available titles of mine or pull from the shelves and ship to you. If you wish, they can ask me to sign your copies before they ship, and I’m happy to drop in at the store and do that.

Some of my books are out of print now and less easily available. Because of this, certain titles may be offered at a bit higher, or even collector prices. Eagle Harbor Book Company is a good place to inquire about my books, as they have access to a limited stock of some you may be looking for. Please call or email them and ask.

Grandfather Twilights Door

Grandfather Twilight’s Door

Your own local independent bookstore can also order my titles that are still available via normal bookstore channels. Indiebound can help you find a store.

Online:

Books by Barbara Helen Berger at Alibris.

Books by Barbara Helen Berger at Amazon.

And of course there are libraries! What would we do without our public libraries?

 

Skateboarding boy from Angels on a Pin

“So they all set off on a grand expedition …”

 

Moonlets book from A Lot of Otters

Moonlet’s book from A Lot of Otters

Children’s Books

Grandfather Twilight
Grandfather Twilight

An old man made of sky goes out walking at the end of each day. In his hand, he carries a single pearl that grows with every step until, “Gently, he gives the pearl to the silence above the sea.” A classic bedtime picture book.

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The Donkey’s Dream
The Donkey's Dream

As he walks along, a donkey dreams he is carrying a city, a ship, a fountain, a rose, then a “lady full of heaven” upon his back. When the lady gives birth in a cave, she calls the donkey to her: “See what we have carried all this way, you and I.”

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A Lot of Otters
A Lot of Otters

A toddler in pajamas sails off in a box with his book, and the story in his book unfolds around him. He meets the sea otters who dive for fallen stars under the sea, carry them up and cavort with the stars, causing “such a commotion of light,” that Mother Moon looks down.

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All the Way to Lhasa: A Tale from Tibet
All the Way to Lhasa: A Tale from Tibet, by Barbara Helen Berger

How far is it to Lhasa? Very far. Up windy slopes, over mountain torrents and snow, a boy and his yak keep going. Will they ever reach the holy city of Lhasa? The boy doesn’t know, but an old woman has told him he can make it there before nightfall.

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Animalia
Animalia, by Barbara Helen Berger

Learning to do calligraphy, I fell in love with Medieval illuminated manuscripts. I wanted to try and make one for children of our own time. I was also exploring Buddhism and Christianity and found a great compassionate heart in both. In Buddhism, this big heart includes not only human beings, but all beings, even small insects.

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Gwinna
Gwinna, by Barbara Helen Berger

GWINNA is the story of a girl who has wings but does not know it. When she hears a mysterious song in the wind, it fills her with longing. Led by a small white owl, Gwinna sets out on a quest, finding her wings, her own power of flight, and at last the harp she longs for.

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The Jewel Heart
The Jewel Heart, by Barbara Helen Berger

On a small stage on the forest floor, two dolls play out their story. Gemino gives his song to Pavelle with the only voice he has, his violin, and she cannot dance without him. But one day Gemino is lost, and Pavelle sets out to find and then to fix her broken friend if she can. A story of the healing power of love.

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Angels on a Pin
Angels on a Pin, by Barbara Helen Berger

There is a famous old question: How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Long-ago philosophers used to ponder that. Ideas still come from asking questions. ANGELS ON A PIN begins with one we can ask any time: What if?

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When the Sun Rose
When the Sun Rose, by Barbara Helen Berger

A magic friend comes with her lion from the yellow rose of the rising sun. She stays to play: “The lion purred. And we made rainbows all day.” At sunset, the friend must leave, but she promises to return. “Now it is dark. My friend is gone.”

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Thunder Bunny
Thunder Bunny, by Barbara Helen Berger

When old Granny says, “She came out of the blue,” Thunder Bunny wonders, “I did?” She ponders the sky where clouds come and go yet the blue is always there. “I came from the sky.” The others pooh-pooh that, but Thunder Bunny decides to jump on the wind and find out.

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