Book Recommendations Newsletter - March 2011
We have some terrific book recommendations to share with you this month. Happy Reading!
March Book Recommendations
Children's Book Recommendations
Little White Rabbit by Kevin Henkes – With cheery springtime pastels, this quiet gem of a picture book from Caldecott Medalist Henkes features an energetic bunny with a big imagination. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
The Unforgettable Season: Joe Dimaggio, Ted Williams and the Record-Setting Summer of 1941 by Phil Bildner – Diving into the season of 1941, this 70th anniversary celebration of two baseball greats evokes the fever ignited by Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams and their still-unbroken records. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 5-8 collection.
The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable ( Genius Files (Hardcover) ) by Dan Gutman – Bestselling author Dan Gutman delivers a fun and suspenseful new series involving secret government plots, a 3,000-mile road trip and a quirky look at Americana that will engage curious minds. Part of our Great New Releases Age 8-10 collection.
Death Cloud ( Young Sherlock Holmes ) by Andrew Lane – A menacing villain and an unexpected twist make for an engaging read as the legend of Sherlock Holmes is born when a teenage Sherlock tackles his first murder mystery. Part of our Mysteries Age 10-12 collection.
Chime by Franny Billingsley – Exploring the powers of guilt and redemption, this darkly beguiling fantasy is filled with eccentric characters and oddly beautiful language. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Blink & Caution by Tim Wynne-Jones – Two runaway teens living on the streets of Toronto become involved in a complicated criminal plot and forge a partnership to solve the mystery. Part of our Great New Fiction for Teens collection.
Delirium by Lauren Oliver – Set in a world where love is considered a deadly disease, Lena Haloway is about to turn 18 and receive the standard surgery to prevent this deadly affliction -- but then she meets Alex. Part of our Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown – This wise, honest, and compelling story of three sisters untangling their relationships raises questions that will resonate about how our childhood roles are carried into our adult lives. Part of our Favorites for Women collection.
Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - From America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady – This fascinating and insightful biography of the legendary chess player explores Fisher's life from the pinnacle of his success to his legal troubles and alleged psychological breakdowns. Part of our Favorites for Men collection.
Townie: A Memoir by Andre Dubus III – In this gritty and gripping memoir, Andre Dubus, the acclaimed author of House of Sand and Fog, bares his soul in stunning and page-turning prose. Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
West of Here by Jonathan Evison – Celebrating the American experience, this electrifying epic, set in the fictional town of Port Bonita, Washington, moves between 2006 and the 1890's and underscores the piercing reverberations of history. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – Named as one of the best books of the year by many publications, this startling and exhilarating novel of self-destruction and redemption is now out in paperback. Part of our Great New Paperback Fiction collection.
Family Book Recommendations
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R A Spratt – This wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges. Part of our Read Aloud Ages 4-8 collection.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness – Equal parts history, magic, romance and suspense, this richly inventive novel is about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together. 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.