Blue Baboon Books in the Schools

One of the best things about Blue Baboon Books is working with schools on book fairs and events. I get to meet some amazing kiddos and their families, which gives me so much optimism about the future of our world. Whenever I hear someone rant about “Kids these days …,” followed by some generalized complaint about youth being lazy or unmotivated or spoiled or blah-blah-blah, I have to wonder what focus group was used; because the kids I meet are brilliant, boisterous, curious, enthusiastic, polite, empathetic, thoughtful, and inspirational.

Thumbs up to the village raising each child … mom, dad, sisters, brothers, aunties, uncles, grandparents, teachers, neighbors, mentors, and random strangers. You’re doing a good job with this generation.

I also love being able to give something back to the schools, teachers, and classrooms. For each event or book fair at the school, schools earn rewards: 10% of the sales in cash or 20% of the sales in brand-new books! It feels good to be able to give something to all the hardworking teachers and administrators who do so much for our kids! If your school, PTO, or PTA is interested in scheduling a book fair or event with Blue Baboon Books, contact Sara Ornelas (me) at or (316) 413-2400; or fill out the form below.


It’s the boss’ birthday. You get the gifts.

In honor of the 20th anniversary of my 23rd birthday, we’re offering 20 percent off all books in the Sara’s Favorite’s list through Jan. 31.

Use coupon code SARA20 at checkout to redeem this discount. 


I absolutely love to read. I mean, obviously … I started a bookstore to make my addiction tax deductible. I probably read about 100 books a year. Maybe more. Maybe a bit less.

Some are okay. Some are good. And some become part of my soul. They move me. They’ve changed my life and the way I look at the world. I often reread these because I miss the characters, who feel like old friends.

Those are the books that are on Sara’s Favorite’s list. They fit into several categories: little ones all the way through a few grown-up books. They’re books that I want to share with you, because I know you’ll love them as much as I do.

And this week only, I want to give you a bit of extra incentive to read them: 20 percent off! Read well, my friends!

Literary Love for Valentine’s Day

Turn a favorite book into a celebration of literary love! Add this package to any book on the Blue Baboon Books website, and we’ll wrap it up in a sweet Valentine basket and deliver it to your love. Baskets include a plush toy, candy, and variety of Valentine’s trinkets (an assortment of pens, pencils, or writing pads) — all wrapped up in loving decor.


  1. Add the VALENTINE’S PACKAGE to your shopping cart.
  2. Pick out a book that your loved one will enjoy, and add it to your shopping cart. It doesn’t have to be a lovey-dovey book. It can be any book you think the recipient will enjoy.
  3. Pay for your items through the online checkout process.
  4. Add the details on when and where you’d like the package delivered in the NOTES section when you check out. Additionally, include a few words for the card.  (Please note: Some schools do not allow packages delivered to students, so please check with your child’s school if that’s where you’d like the package delivered.)
All baskets and books must be ordered by 5 p.m. Feb. 7. 
Any questions? Call (316) 413-2400.
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