Book Recommendations Newsletter - September 2010This month we have some great new book recommendations to share with you.
September Book Recommendations
Children's Book Recommendations
A Bedtime for Bear by Bonny Becker – A curmudgeonly bear and an irrepressible Mouse make an unlikely pair in this charming and funny bedtime story that is ideal for children struggling with nighttime fears. Part of our Bedtime Stories Age 2-5 collection.
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee – Two exuberant friends share three hilarious adventures in this delightful early reader that celebrates adventure, camaraderie, and imagination. Part of our Beginning Chapter Books Age 5-8 collection.
The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson – In this series opener that offers a winning combination of action and humor, three young wizards-in-training are kidnapped and their familiars - magical animal companions - must brave a dangerous journey to rescue them. Part of our Great New Releases Age 8-10 collection.
My Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian – A great choice for reluctant readers, this quick-paced story is part mystery and part Diary of a Wimpy Kid and stars 12-year-old Derek who struggles with reading, preferring to have his own adventures than read about them. Part of our Page Turners Age 10-12 collection.
Dear George Clooney: Please Marry My Mom by Susin Nielsen – Violet, the sassy and memorable narrator of this tender and funny novel is fed up with all the "losers" her mother has dated since the divorce and decides she "can't be a bystander any longer". Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore – Teen aliens unleash their special powers to save themselves, their human friends, and our planet in this first installment of an exciting new series that will reinvigorate interest in the science fiction genre. Part of our Great New Fiction for Teens collection.
This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia – Combining memorable characters, Gen-X humor, and long-buried secrets, this charming and touching novel tells an engaging tale of lost souls finding each other. Part of our Adult Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
My Hollywood by Mona Simpson – This tender and witty novel about life and parenthood behind the glittery surface of Hollywood tells the story of two mothers; Claire, a composer who is married to a workaholic TV writer, and Lola, their Filipina nanny. Part of our Fiction for Women collection.
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean – In a format that reads like a novel, science writer Kean brings us a treasure trove of stories about how the history of the elements played out in human history, finance, war, the arts, and the lives of the scientists who discovered them. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen – National Book Award-winning author Franzen delivers a poignant and satirical view of American middle-class life in this beautifully written novel that humorously and tragically records the breakdown of a family struggling with the ironies, burdens and temptations of freedom. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
They're Watching by Gregg Hurwitz – When Patrick Davis receives DVDs that show that someone is watching him he thinks it's an elaborate prank, until he is drawn into a web of mystery and murder in this outstanding thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. Part of our Favorites for Men collection.
The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow – This major new work from the world-renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, presents an amazingly clear and intriguing overview of the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe in non-technical language marked by both brilliance and simplicity. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
Family Book Recommendations
Family Meals: Creating Traditions in the Kitchen by Maria Helm Sinskey – With family-friendly recipes and fun culinary projects, this inspiring cookbook encourages family time spent selecting, preparing and enjoying meals together. Part of our Family Activities Ages 8-14 collection.
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron – This funny, insightful and unabashedly sentimental tale is a great book for the whole family to enjoy and tells the story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose in life. Part of our Parent & Teen Hardcover Fiction 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.