Wild Rumpus Summer Buyer's Guide 2022

Wild Rumpus Buyer's Guide Summer 2022

Happy summer! It is the season for growing: flowers are blooming, the trees are leafed out in green, vegetable patches are taking off, and our "to-be-read" piles have reached new heights! We hope that our second annual summer buyer's guide will plant some seeds of inspiration for your summer reading.

Here you will find books that celebrate moments of wonder and books to help us endure difficult times; books to inspire change, give strength, and show us how to build a better world; and books that celebrate the power of community, art, and good stories. 

This summer marks thirty years of Wild Rumpus: thirty years of friends old and new coming through the little purple door; thirty years of books going home in the arms of readers; thirty years of bookstore critters roaming the shelves; thirty years of dedication from our booksellers, managers, and owners; thirty years of community that took root in our Linden Hills neighborhood and grew far beyond.  

Thanks to all of you for tending this garden with us. We look forward to what the next years bring as we keep growing with good books and good friends. 

Click on the illustration or the link above to view the complete guide.  Happy Reading!

Buyer's Guide Summer 2022 by section:

Baby & Toddler

Picture Books

Beginning Readers


Young Adult


Quirky & Gifty