Book Recommendations Newsletter - April 2011
Jump into spring with the terrific book recommendations we have to share with you this month.
April Book Recommendations
Children's Book Recommendations
The Loud Book! by Deborah Underwood – Fans of Underwood’s The Quiet Book will be delighted with the return of this charming gang of fuzzy creatures that pump up the volume in this beautifully illustrated and playful picture book. Part of our Great New Picture Books Age 2-5 collection.
Tallulah's Tutu by Marilyn Singer – This well-told, funny story introduces a new star named Tallulah and shows ballet is about more than just the tutu. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 5-8 collection.
Wild Wings by Gill Lewis – Set against the dramatic landscapes of Scotland and West Africa, this moving tale of an unlikely friendship chronicle the determined efforts of two children to save an endangered osprey. Part of our Great New Releases Age 8-10 collection.
Sidekicks by Jack D Ferraiolo – Great for kids who've advanced past Captain Underpants, this funny and clever take on superheroes follows Scott, part of a secret crew of apprentice superheroes who must decide if growing up means being a loyal sidekick or stepping boldly to the center of things. Part of our Favorites for Boys Age 10-12 collection.
Warped by Maurissa Guibord – When Tessa pulls the loose thread in the curious tapestry she and her father acquired at an estate sale, she releases a terrible centuries old secret that draws her into an adventure full of mystery and romance. Part of our Favorites for Girls Age 12-14 collection.
Teen Book Recommendations
Carmen by Walter Dean Myers – Set in present day Spanish Harlem, passion, love, and betrayal explode into tragedy in this modern retelling of Bizet's famous opera from award-winning author Myers.. Part of our Fiction for Teen Girls collection.
Divergent ( Divergent Trilogy #01 ) by Veronica Roth – Set in a future Chicago, this first book in a new series is full of action and romance and stands out in the field of dystopian novels as Roth creates as strong and interesting world divided by virtues. Part of our Fantasy & Magic for Teens collection.
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol – Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining graphic novel about a girl who could really use a friend. Part of our Graphic Novels for Teens collection.
Adult Book Recommendations
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain – A beautifully crafted story of ambition and betrayal, this historical novel captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley. Part of our Favorites for Women collection.
My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe – This warm and hilarious memoir of an earnest preppy editor finding himself trapped behind the counter of a Brooklyn convenience store is about family, culture and the search for identity. Part of our Nonfiction for Men collection.
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer – In this intriguing look at the nature of memory, Joseph Foer chronicles his journey from a chronically forgetful journalist to the apex of the World Memory Championship and demonstrates that the memory tricks of the Part of our Great New Hardcover Nonfiction collection.
Three Stages of Amazement by Carol Edgarian – Told with eloquence, compassion and an unforgettable cast of characters, bestselling novelist Edgarian delivers a moving story about business and family and the demands of love in our time. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht – Depicting history through aftermath, people through the love they inspire, and place through the stories that endure, Obreht's brilliant debut weaves a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. Part of our Great New Hardcover Fiction collection.
Family Book Recommendations
Naked Eggs and Flying Potatoes: Unforgettable Experiments That Make Science Fun ( Steve Spangler Science ) by Steve Spangler – When 9-year-old Rose discovers she can literally taste the emotions of whoever prepares her food, she learns that growing up is hard enough without being privy to secret's that most people keep hidden. Part of our Family Activities Ages 8-14 collection.
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender – The experiments in this volume transform the ordinary into the amazing as Spangler makes everyday items ooze, bubble, fizz, bounce, and smoke. Part of our Parent & Teen Paperback 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.