"Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" --The Washington Post
LITTLE HEATHENS: HARD TIMES AND HIGH SPIRITS ON AN IOWA FARM DURING THE GREAT DEPRESSION by Mildred Armstrong Kalish
I tell of a time, a place, and a way of life long gone. For many years I have had the urge to describe that treasure trove, lest it vanish forever. So, partly in response to the basic human instinct to share feelings and experiences, and partly for the sheer joy and excitement of it all, I report on my early life. It was quite a romp.
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DeLillo chronicles life in the United States during the Cold War. The story weaves through forty-plus years of lives private and public (including J.
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A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has inflicted on society, from the Crusades to 9/11.
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This Newbery Honor book by award-winning, bestselling author Nancy Farmer is being reissued in paperback
Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will surely keep the family clothed and fed.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES series by L.M. Montgomery. This series of novels set in turn-of-the-century Canada follows the joys and misadventures of indomitable orphan Anne Shirley. Kelly recommends.
Read the timeless classic about the beloved Anne Shirley, a red-haired orphan with a fiery spirit, before the new NETFLIX series premieres and don't miss the forward by Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's Tale, celebrating the 100th anniversary of this children's favorite
Alice’s Adventures Underground: A Facsimile by Lewis Carroll. $24.95 Handwritten and illustrated version written for Alice Liddell. It’s slightly different than the published version that came out two years later. Girls ages 8 – 14. Heidi recommends.
Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn. $12.95 This is the delightful classic story of young Andrew Henry who loves to build things, but his creations get in the way of everyone in his family. So he goes out to Burdock’s meadow and builds himself a house. Soon, other “misfit” children come to the meadow, and he builds each of them a house that suits their interests. Perfect for kids who like to make things and to foster creativity and resourcefulness. Ages 4 – 9. Pat recommends.
Big Book for Toddlers by Wong and Tabori. $24.95 This book contains activities, nursery rhymes, games, songs and more, with charming old-fashioned illustrations. Rochelle recommends.
Creep! Crawl!, Flutter! Fly!, and Wiggle! March! By Kaaren Pixton. $4.95. Each page is a simple, colorful image of an animal or bird or insect against a rich, textured background. Great for making up your own stories. Indestructible, chew-proof, rip-proof, nontoxic, and 100% washable. Ages 9 months – 3 years. Heidi recommends.
An Eye for Color: The Story of Joseph Albers by Natasha Wing. $16.99. A simple, colorful book for young artists. It’s all about believing in yourself and what you want to create. Ages 7 – 12. Pat recommends.
Julie Andrew’s Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies. $24.95. This is a lovely assortment. It’s beautifully illustrated and includes a CD of Julie and her daughter reading the poetry. Rochelle recommends.
No Matter What by Debi Gliori. $6.95. A little board book about a baby fox who wants to know if his mother will always love him. Sweet and reassuring, for children from birth to three years. Rochelle recommends.
Paper Astronaut by Juliette Cezzar. $27.50. This has great photos from the NASA archives and other space agencies. It also has 20 punch-out spacecraft projects for space-loving children and adults. Rochelle recommends.
Superhero ABC by Bob McLeod. $7.99. This is a funny alphabet book: “K knows karate, he’s kind of kooky, but can he play the kazoo?” Perfect for children ages 3 – 6, especially boys.
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. $6.99. This is a beautiful, atmospheric, quiet, cut-paper book that describes what it’s like to be outside in the winter on a snowy day. John recommends.
Tikki Tikki Tembo retold by Arlene Mosel, illustrated by Blair Kent. $6.95. This is an absolute classic for kids from 2 – 10 (well, all ages, really). The protagonist of the story is a little boy named Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo. He’s the firstborn son, and the favorite, but his ridiculous name, which is frequently repeated in the story, causes a major problem for him. Funny and unforgettable. Pat recommends.
A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker. $16.99. This is a funny, sweet story about a bear who thinks he doesn’t like visitors coming to his nice home, and the friendly mouse who causes him to change his mind. It’s perfect for ages 4 – 8. Rochelle recommends.