Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.
If you have any requests for recommendations, send Paul an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 13, 2017 - 5:20pm
New children's books too good to miss. Barb and Victoria's summer 2017 reading list. For babies through teens.
Hooray for Fish by Lucy Cousins
Birds by Kevin Henkes
Duck & Goose by Tad Hills
Happy To Be Nappy by Bell Hooks
Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Little Bitty Friends by Elizabeth McPike
Dog and Bear: Bear in the Chair by Laura Seeger
POETRY, SONGS & MOTHER GOOSE
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander
Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle
One Last Word: Wisdom From the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
Keep a Pocket in Your Poem: Classic Poems and Playful Parodies by Patrick J. Lewis
Cricket in the Thicket by Carol Murray
My Daddy Rules the World: Poems About Dads by Hope Smith
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney
Noisy Night by Mac Barnett
Good Night! Good Night! by Carin Berger
Tugboat Bill and the River Rescue by Calista Brill
Shake a Leg, Egg! by Kurt Cyrus
The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
Olivia the Spy by Ian Falconer
Bulldozer Helps Out by Candace Fleming
Short Stories for Little Monsters by Marie-Louise Gay
Egg by Kevin Henkes
A Cat Named Swan by Holly Hobbie
All Ears, All Eyes by Richard Jackson
Bee & Me by Alison Jay
A Greyhound A Groundhog by Emily Jenkins
A Small Thing... But Big by Tony Johnston
Blue Ethel by Jennifer Black Reinhardt
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site by Sherri Rinker
Rain by Sam Usher
Say Hello, Sophie! by Rosemary Wells
Welcome: A Mo Willems Guide For New Arrivals by Mo Willems
Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the Hisory of Sports by Phil Bildner
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe by Deborah Blumenthal
Survivor's Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks by Cynthia Levinson
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Stand Up and Sing! Pete Seeger, Folk Music and the Path to Justice by Susanna Reich
Mission to Pluto by Mary Kay Carson
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin
Birds Make Nests by Michael Garland
Ribbit by Jorey Hurley
Motor Girls by Sue Macy
Creekfinding by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Claudia McGehee
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis by Paul Meisel
Over and Under the Pond by Kate Messner
Red Cloud: A Lakota Story of War and Surrender by S.D. Nelson
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe & The Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
TRANSITIONAL CHAPTER BOOKS
Trouble At School for Marvin & James by Elise Broach
The Ghosts at the Movie Theater by Dori Butler
Ivy by Katherine Coville
Dark Shadows: The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
Trouble Next Door by Karen English
Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel by Charise Harper
Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate Girl Vet by Jacqueline Kelly
Dog Man Unleashed by Dav Pilkey
The Sea Lion by Cynthia Rylant
Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz
Gone Camping by Tamera Wissinger
The Wearle: Erth Dragons 1 by Chris D'Lacey
The Castle in the Mist by Amy Ephron
Panda-Monium by Stuart Gibbs
Genevieve's War by Patricia Reilly Giff
The 65-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Holt
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpugo
Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye
Short by Holly Sloan
School Ship Tobermory by Alexander McCall Smith
Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres
Hilo: The Great Big Boom by Judd Winick
Armstrong & Charlie by Steven Frank
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Saenz
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles by Maria Turtschaninoff
Well, That Was Awkward by Rachel Vail
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
The Murderer's Ape by Jakob Wegelius
May 9, 2017 - 11:01am
The Street of Crocodiles
Our May Book Club will take place on May 18 at 7 pm at Prairie Lights Book Store. The book will be The Street of Crocodiles by Bruno Schulz. There are plenty of copies available at the book store.
April 28, 2017 - 1:21pm
a song in the front yard
I’ve stayed in the front yard all my life.
I want a peek at the back
Where it’s rough and untended and hungry weed grows.
A girl gets sick of a rose.
I want to go in the back yard now
And maybe down the alley,
To where the charity children play.
I want a good time today.
They do some wonderful things.
They have some wonderful fun.
My mother sneers, but I say it’s fine
How they don’t have to go in at quarter to nine.
My mother, she tells me that Johnnie Mae
Will grow up to be a bad woman.
That George’ll be taken to Jail soon or late
(On account of last winter he sold our back gate).
But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do.
And I’d like to be a bad woman, too,
And wear the brave stockings of night-black lace
And strut down the streets with paint on my face.
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