If you’re looking for more ideas for great books for your kids to read this summer, check out our website, http://www.thebookies.com Click on the ‘Summer Reading’ tab on the top of our home page and you’ll find lists, set up by grade level, suggesting some of the best new books (in both paperback and hard… Continue reading Summer Reading
One of Us is Lying, Karen McManus, Delacorte, out May 30th An interesting YA book about manipulation. Five teens and one teacher are in detention when one boy dies and it’s quickly established that it’s murder. Everyone protests their innocence, but somebody killed him and everyone on that room has a secret that the victim… Continue reading Murder and Lies
The Stars Are Fire, Anita Shreve, Knopf, out now Another great read from a reliable writer. In 1947, Grace lives on the Maine coast with her husband and two young children. She is trapped in her life, pregnant with her third and unhappy in her marriage. After a long dry summer, the Maine coast is… Continue reading Fire fighting
The Boy on The Bridge, Mike Cary, Orbit, out May 23rd, 2017 I’ll admit upfront to being a little sick of zombie novels, but there’s always an exception. This is the one! The Boy on The Bridge a prequel to the events in The Girl with all the Gifts, and is set in a future… Continue reading Two Exciting Reasons to Look Forward to May 23rd!
Revenge of the Star Survivors, Michael Merschel, Holiday House When eighth grader Clark Sherman moves to a new school, his school records are lost en route. Placed in the wrong classes, he decides to treat the school as a new planet where he meets strange beings. Great humor and also a sensitive treatment of bullying,… Continue reading April Roundup: Reviews for All Ages
Another in our occasional series where local authors tell us about their day. Nancy’s most recent book, Because the Sky is Everywhere, a picture book to help young children understand death, is on our shelves now. Before I became an actual author, I imagined the writer’s life being full of glamour. I had an… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Colorado Author: Nancy Sharp
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Frances Fitzgerald, Simon &Schuster, April 2017 This is a valuable book on the importance of evangelical theology and the varieties of its practice, through the lives of leaders and evangelical bodies as they have impacted, and are impacting, America. Fitzgerald chronicles the history of Evangelism in the… Continue reading Evangelism and its influence on the US