Book Recommendations - February 2010
We have some great books to recommend for February in addition to our Valentine book recommendations.
February Book Recommendations
Children's Book Recommendations
Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu – With simple language and charming illustrations, this trio of silly tales stars a group of adorable bunnies and a helpful bear. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow by Andy Griffiths – Guaranteed to make kids laugh, this innovative book with slapstick, Seuss-like rhymes will get even the most reluctant reader reading. Part of our Beginning Chapter Books Age 5-8 collection.
The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz – From Newbery Medal winner Schlitz, this unique adventure story of a fairy who loses her wings is enhanced with exquisite artwork that propels it into the realm of an illustrated classic. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 8-10 collection.
The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling ( Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #01 ) by Maryrose Wood – Mysteries abound in this funny and smartly written new series featuring three orphans that are reminiscent of Lemony Snicket's crew but have distinct canine tendencies. Part of our Great New Releases Age 10-12 collection.
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin by Josh Berk – Mixing mystery, satire and coming-of-age themes, this tale of misfit sleuths investigating the death of a classmate is fresh, engrossing, and darkly hilarious. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Pop by Gordon Korman – With plenty of football action and rivalries this might seem like a typical sports story, but at its heart it's the story of an unlikely friendship between an aspiring high school quarterback and a former NFL linebacker with early onset Alzheimer's. Part of our Fiction for Teen Boys collection.
Nothing by Janne Teller – Already a multiple award winner overseas, this provocative, disturbing and haunting novel explores the meaning of life as a group of seventh-graders challenge each other to sacrifice what is most important to them. Part of our Great New Fiction for Teens collection.
Tangled by Carolyn Mackler – This entertaining and astute tale of redemption and romance, from Printz Honor winner Mackler, interweaves four stories of family, self-worth and first love. Part of our Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
Unfinished Desires by Gail Godwin – This funny, melodramatic and endearing novel from National award-winning author Godwin is set in 1951 at an all-girls Catholic school and brilliantly explores the subtleties of friendship, loyalty and rivalry. Part of our Fiction for Women collection.
From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time by Sean Carroll – Theoretical physicist Carroll explains the flow of time in this fascinating and refreshingly accessible adventure into the origins of the universe. Part of our Nonfiction for Men collection.
Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink – Drawing on decades of scientific research, Pink debunks traditional theories and reveals that autonomy, mastery and purpose are the key motivational drivers. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum – From an award-winning master baker and the author of The Cake Bible comes an updated, easy-to-follow and comprehensive guide to creating decadent and delicious confections. Part of our Food & Wine collection.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris – In this original novel that explores family, disorder and sacrifice, Tim Farnsworth leads a privileged, suburban life until he develops a mysterious illness that compels him to walk to the point of exhaustion. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
Family Book Recommendations
Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer – With striking artwork, this ingenious poetry collection turns classic fairy tales on their head with poems that are reverse images of themselves and can be read in two directions. Part of our Read Aloud Ages 4-8 collection.
Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron by Jasper Fforde – This inventive novel mixes fantasy, adventure and romance into a vividly imagined world where social order is rigidly defined by the colors one can see. 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.