Book Recommendations Newsletter - April 2009
Dear Fellow Readers,
We have some terrific book recommendations to share with you this month, including some great environmental-themed books to celebrate Earth Day, which is coming up on April 22.
April Book Recommendations
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Children's Book Recommendations
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal - From the award-winning author of Little Hoot comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue by Jon Agee - Wordplay master Jon Agee tackles tricky tongue twisters in a funny new title featuring his equally hilarious artwork. Part of our Laugh out Loud Age 5-8 collection.
Melonhead by Michael Beil - A fun new series introducing Alan Melon, a.k.a. Melonhead, who dreams up great ideas for his school invention fair. Part of our Page Turners Age 8-10 collection.
Toby Alone by Timothee De Fombelle - In this thrilling eco-adventure young Toby, who is less 1.5 millimeters tall and lives in a great oak tree, is in the race of his life to rescue himself, his family and the Tree from imminent destruction. A great Earth Day read. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 12-14 collection.
Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz - In this fast-paced adventure from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz, the evil corporation Nightrise has amassed an immense amount of power and the devastating force of the Old Ones is about to be unleashed. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before by David Yoo - In this desperately funny story of first love, Yoo superbly captures the angst, agony, mania and confusion that define teenage existence. Part of our Great New Fiction for Teens collection.
Surface Tension: A Novel in Four Summers by Brent Runyon - A remarkable portrait of a boy at four distinct points in his life that beautifully illustrates how we are shaped by both the people and places we love. Part of our Fiction for Teen Boys collection.
Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shuan Tan - With breathtaking illustrations and captivating stories, award-winning author Shuan Tan highlights the humor and absurdity of everyday life. Part of our Graphic Novels for Teens collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
The Believers by Kathryn Stockett - Hailed as one of the outstanding novels of the year, The Believers explores big ideas with a light touch, delivering a tragic, comic family story as unsparing as it is filled with compassion. Part of our Fiction for Women collection.
Lowboy by John Ray - This captivating novel explores the mind's mysterious terrain as Will, a 16-year-old paranoid schizophrenic, escapes from a mental hospital believing that the world will end within a few hours and that only he can save it. Part of our Fiction for Men collection.
Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde by Jeff Guinn - Forget everything you think you know about Bonnie and Clyde; the real story is completely different - and far more fascinating. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
Cutting for Stone by Christopher Moore - This magnificent novel that moves from India to Ethiopia to an inner-city hospital in New York City tells the unforgettable story of one man who must entrust his life to the surgeon father who abandoned him and his twin brother who betrayed him. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
1848: Year of Revolution by Mike Rapport - Striking an excellent balance between narrative and explanation, Rapport chronicles the violent storm of revolutions that ripped through Europe in 1848 and traces the reverberations to the present day. Part of our History collection.
Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet by Edward Humes - Just in time for Earth Day, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Humes tells the story of the remarkable visionaries who have quietly dedicated their lives and their fortunes to saving the planet from ecological destruction. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
Family Book Recommendations
Grow It, Cook It by DK Publishing - Celebrate Earth Day by giving your children a fresh approach to healthy eating by showing them how to grow plants and use them in delicious kid-appealing recipes. Part of our Family Activities Age 3-8 collection.
The Kids' Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs by Judy Gelman & Vicky Krupp - A parent and child book club is a great way to encourage reading and connect with your children. Jam packed with book ideas, activities, recipes and advice, The Kid's Book Club Book is invaluable for any book club for kids. Part of our Family Activites Ages 8-14 collection.
We hope you share our love of literature and passion to inspire people of all ages to read and will consider GiftLit for your next gift purchase.