Colorful Book Spines

Our Story

Monkey See, Monkey Do...Children’s Bookstore (MSMD) opened in 2009 by mother/daughter team; Kathleen Skoog and  Kim Krug.   In 2012, MSMD received national recognition with the distinct Pannell Award, given to one children's bookstore each year that shows exceptional creativity in helping to foster a love of reading and books in children and young adults.


In 2014 they founded the WNY Children’s Book Expo in the City of Buffalo with  collaborative partners Read to Succeed Buffalo and Medaille College, along with sponsor support by WNY businesses. This annual literacy event has grown into a week-long celebration of children's literature.  Thousands of children have been able to meet authors and listen to their inspiring stories during KidsLit School Week and at the Expo.


MSMD is committed to working with local schools, teachers, librarians, businesses and the WNY community to support literacy efforts and provide meaningful experiences.

We hope you will join us as we navigate a new interactive

learning experience to entertain, educate and

inspire readers through our love of books!