Our Mission

To Give Back.

When you order a Lion & Dragonfly collection, you help us support the true superheroes of this world - teachers. Every five books sold gives a brand new book to a teacher working in an underserved school.

No matter the circumstances, every child deserves access to diverse, world-expanding stories — stories about dinosaurs and sparkly dresses and food trucks and dragons and mermaids and puppies. 

These stories should reflect the world in which they live and give them windows to the world beyond.

Mary Beth Morell

Curated Collections

Founder MB Manion Morell, a long-time school librarian, curates gorgeous collections of whimsical, diverse, and kid-tested favorites to bring joy to cozy story times. Beautifully packaged, these books make amazing gifts.

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This is a curated book experience like no other.  When you sign up for a subscription, you'll receive a carefully curated selection of lovely picture books that meet MB's high standards.

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Bespoke Collections

Bespoke Collections of 3 or 5 Books

Send us a note sharing your child’s interests and age and MB will tap into her librarian superpower to build a bespoke collection for you!

Build a Nursery 20 or 25 Books

The ultimate gift.  MB will curate a collection of books to start your little one on a path to a lifetime of reading. 

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Our Customers Love Us!

"Our daughter is absolutely loving the collection of books that you chose! Each book was perfect, gorgeously illustrated, engaging and not too scary or sad of our very sensitive 4 year old.  They were all wrapped beautifully.  I found them enchanting and I truly appreciated that all of the main characters were BIPOC.  Thank you!"