Zoobean {and a giveaway!}


Things have been short and sweet (and silent!) around these parts for a bit, but I am thrilled to bring you something short and sweet (and stupendous!) today!

Have you heard the buzz about Zoobean?! Let me tell you!


You know that kooky clown prank where you open a can and bouncy worms pop out? That’s what I think Zoobean did when it launched recently. Their launch felt so exciting! And fresh! And new! And surprise! Not to mention, chief mom Jordan Bookey is as delightful as the belly laugh from that kooky clown prank.

And so here’s the deal. Zoobean is a parent-curated database of all the best books for kids. Any and all that are important to parents are loved by Zoobean and tagged in their catalog. Need a book with Pacific Islanders at the core? This page is perfect. Or books on adoption? Bullying? The filters are fantastic.

But database and catalog are kinda nerdy words, right? And you’re picturing old school librarians shushing you and an impossible to navigate card catalog. (And I won’t even judge you, even though I am bananas for that kind of stuff!)

But Zoobean is visually stunning, gorgeous even! And in book discovery, I’m obviously a huge fan of design. Zoobean makes it beautiful and easy, and Jordan reminds you that it’s the best thing ever to drool over books all day. (You do, don’t you?)


I was lucky enough to blurb one of my very favorites recently, Saul Bass’ Henri’s Walk to Paris. I wrote about it on this blog here, and since Jordan knows I’m crazy for it, Zoobean wants to share a copy with you! (You need it, seriously.)


Connect with Zoobean on Facebook or Twitter, and use the hashtag #ZoobeanLoved. Tell them I sent you, or tell them you love their site, or share your most loved book. Anything goes! We’ll pick a winner once the weekend is up.

Have a happy one!



  • Posted June 21, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    What an interesting way to share books. Will definitely check out Zoobean out. Thanks for sharing Carter. I review a lot of books.

  • Posted June 22, 2013 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Are Zoobean US based? Would it be useful for this Aussie teacher/mum?

  • Posted June 22, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    The subscription services are US based for now, but the catalog is online and would still be a fantastic resource!

  • Posted June 23, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Thank you. I will check them out.

  • Posted June 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like an excellent idea!! Thanks for letting us in on it!

  • Posted July 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like fun and a great resource!