Our  expert team is uniquely qualified to provide the perfect gifts for babies and young children.

Our Bookstore
Our Bookstore
Based at blue manatee children’s bookstore, an award-winning independent children’s bookstore in Cincinnati for over 21 years, blue manatee’s mission has long been grounded in community.
Our Team
Our Team
Developed by a practicing pediatrician, an art educator, early-childhood teachers, and artists. All are experts in children’s books and child development — and parents.
Our Founder
Our Founder
Founder/owner Dr. John Hutton’s clinical work and research focuses on the effects of electronic media on children, and the importance of healthy, “old-school” alternatives. He is the author of the award-winning Baby Unplugged book series (available in our UnpluggedBox) and blog BabyUnplugged.com.

Contact us to share boxy musings, book ideas and requests/comments. Thank you for helping us spread the word about blue manatee boxes and the joys of childhood unplugged!

YouTube-logo-full_color  Visit our YouTube channel to see boxes in action and interviews with our founder Dr. John Hutton.