Book Recommendations Newsletter - June 2010
We have some terrific new book recommendations for June to share with you.
June Book Recommendations
Children's Book Recommendations
I'm the Best by Lucy Cousins – With bold, exuberant artwork from the author of the popular Maisy series, this well-told tale of friendship stars a fallible but lovable dog. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps by Jennifer Larue Huget – This hilarious how-not-to manual drawn with New Yorker cartoonist Koren’s endearing characters is sure to appeal to messy kids everywhere. Part of our Laugh Out Loud Age 5-8 collection.
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter – Life is challenging when you come from a long line of witches, but when Abbie discovers that her new cat is a bewitched young Thomas Edison, things quickly spiral out of control. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 8-10 collection.
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan – Rick Riordan fans won't want to miss this new series that will take readers on a dangerous journey from London's British Museum to the tombs of Egypt to uncover the secrets of the pharaohs. Part of our Fantasy & Magic Age 10-12 collection.
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins – When a prom-night spell goes horribly wrong, 16-year-old Sophie finds herself at Hex Hall - a reform school for wayward witches- in this supernatural spoof that is full of humor, mystery and intriguing characters. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Sorta Like a Rock Star by Matthew Quick – This inspiring story of a homeless teen with unyielding optimism, is filled with humor, hope and an engaging cast of oddball characters. Part of our Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
For the Win by Cory Doctorow – A group of brilliant third-world teens, who have been conscripted to work in online-gaming sweatshops, band together to devise a scheme to out-think the system, in this futuristic novel that is imbued with ideas of globalization, economics and fair labor practices. Part of our Fiction for Teen Boys collection.
City of Spies by Susan Kim – Set in New York City in the bohemian art world of 1942, this graphic novel, reminiscent of the Tintin series, takes the detective genre to the world of WWII espionage. Part of our Graphic Novels for Teens collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard – With elements of deception, revenge and romance, this engrossing mystery probes a decades-old murder involving a wealthy cattle ranching family and captures the essence of small-town America. Part of our Fiction for Women collection.
War by Sebastian Junger – In this riveting combat narrative, bestselling author Junger follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan and examines the mind-set, the boredom and the challenges that soldiers face living on the "tip of the spear" and returning the civilian life. Part of our Nonfiction for Men collection.
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco – Winner of the Man Asian Prize before it was even published, this dramatic family saga traces 150 years of Philippine history and follows Miguel as he returns to Manila to investigate the death of his friend whose missing manuscript exposes the crimes of the Filipino ruling families. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall – Udall's beautifully written and ultimately redemption novel is a tragicomic story of a polygamist father of 28 children who is having the mother of all midlife crises. Part of our Fiction for Men collection.
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent – This entertaining and fascinating exploration of a failed social experiment examines the politics behind Prohibition and the impact it had on the country. Part of our Nonfiction for Men collection.
Family Book Recommendations
I Love Dirt!: 52 Activities to Help You and Your Kids Discover the Wonders of Nature Jennifer Ward – Great for those empty summer days, this book is packed with activities to help kids discover the wonders of nature and get them outside! Part of our Family Activities Ages 3-8 collection.
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok – This novel of struggle and success is the coming-of-age story of Kim who emigrates with her mother from Hong Kong to the Brooklyn slums and begins a secret double life: brilliant schoolgirl by day, Chinatown sweatshop worker at night. 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.