Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                          June 2017 Issue 1
The Bookies Newsletter
Are You Ready for Father's Day?
We had a word with Larry to discover this year's best books for Father's Day. What Larry likes to call "the books that Dads will actually want to read"! And don't forget, we also have cards and gifts!

Dark Matter
Dark Matter
Black Crouch
Crown, $16.00
Fascinating thriller about choices and potential. Jason Dessen wakes up in a parallel world where he is no longer a physics professor, but a genius who has discovered something incredible. His wife is not his wife, and his son was never born. Can he find his way back to his real life? And what about his incredible discovery?


Nowhere Man
Gregg Hurwitz
Minotaur, $25.99
Gripping thriller and the second installment in the Orphan X Series. Assassin Evan Smook has escaped the program that trained him and disappeared as the Nowhere Man. But now he has been kidnapped. It seems that his captors have no idea what they have captured, or how deadly he is.


Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Norton, $18.95
Does Dad like to know something about everything? This is the book that will teach him about astrophysics! Best-selling author and astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson delivers astrophysics into short, fascinating chapters leavened with wit. The entire universe, reduced into one book.



Last Days of Night
Last Days of Night
Graham Moore
Random House, $17.00
New out in paperback, this thriller is based on the true story of the figures who brought electric light to America. Young lawyer Paul Crovath is chosen to defend George Westinghouse in a court case brought by Thomas Edison to prove who invented the lightbulb. Edison is a dangerous opponent, but Paul is determined to win. This novel is full of intrigue, both inside and outside the courtroom.

Frozen Hours
Frozen Hours
Jeff Shaara
Ballantine, $28.99
Meticulous research and excellent writing bring to life one of the most lethal battles in history, when a combination of advancing Chinese troops and extraordinarily bitter weather trapped US forces at Chosin Reservoir in North Korea. Told from multiple points of view, including the US and Chinese commanders, and a US marine.


Bad Days in History
Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year
Michael Farquhar
National Geographic, $14.99
The title says it all. Look up any day in of they year and find out what bad things happened that day! Misery, poverty and the plain bizarre. Pessimistic fun!


The Hearts of Men
Hearts of Men
Nickolas Butler
HarperCollins, $26.99
Is there a place for honor in the modern world? Two boys, one popular, one much less so, strike up an unlikely friendship at summer camp, and go on to live very different lives. Generations later, their families are brought together by a disaster at the same camp where they met.


Fredrik Backman
Beartown
Fredrik Backman
Atria, $26.99
An emotional and gripping story from the author of A Man Called Ove. Beartown is a tiny, dying town slowly being taken over by the forest around it. The residents are obsessed with ice hockey and the town's junior hockey team, who have reached the national semi-finals. But the pressure on the boys proves too much.


The Vanishing American Adult
The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis - and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
Ben Sasse
St. Martin's, $27.99
Nebraska Senator, Ben Sasse, was president of a Midwestern college and sees the current generation as one that is struggling to grow up, with traditional rituals dying out and parents over-protecting their children against the real world.

Plus, a couple of cute new books for a younger child to give Dad or Granddad:

Ladybug Girl_s Day Out with Grandpa
Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa
David Soman
$17.99 Dial/Penguin
Lulu and Grandpa have a day out at the Natural History Museum. But how can they see everything in one day? A wonderful gift for any Grandpa to share with the energetic granddaughter in his life!


Saturday with Daddy
Saturday with Daddy
by Dan Andreasen
$7.99 Holt/Macmillan
This adorable book about spending a day with Daddy is now available as a board book, making it the perfect gift for a new father to share with his child.
 
New Sections in the Store!

LBGTQ shelf
We've had many requests to collect books about specific topics together to make them easier to find, and we're thrilled to launch two new sections.

The first is a section dedicated to children's books on Contemporary Refugees and Immigration. This section will include both fiction and non-fiction for all ages and should be helpful for teachers in particular. Historical books about refugees and immigration will remain in the relevant historical section and we are happy to help you find these.
 
Also new, is our fiction section for LBGTQ issues, where we are gathering fiction for kids from the age of about eight upwards. We believe every child and teen has the right to read about people who are like them and our new section will help LBGTQ children to find books and characters they will identify with. Of course, these books are also relevant to everyone's lives, so we not only hope that everyone will review the books in this section, but we will also keep copies in our general fiction sections.

We'll be building and expanding these sections over time, so feel free to give us any suggestions for them: info@thebookies.com. Ask us if you need any help finding these sections.

Bilingual English Spanish
Also, take a look in the toddler section for our display of bilingual board books in English and Spanish! You'll find many more in our Spanish section.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
We've been hearing about this great book for the last few months, and we were thrilled to discover it is now traditionally published, making it more widely available. This magnificent book introduces girls to some of the most remarkable women in history, with fascinating anecdotes and striking images. An important read to inspire girls (and women) of all ages!
YA Summer Reading!
 
These are a few highlights from our summer reading list for young adults. These are great books to read alone, or to use for a summer book club. Click on the cover image to see more detailed information. Our full suggested YA summer reading list is available here, or go to our home page and click 'Summer Reading' on the menu at the top of the page to see our lists for grades K-12.

Scythe

Scythe

by Neal Shusterman
Outstanding chilling dystopian.
Crazy Messy Beautiful

Crazy Messy Beautiful
by Carri Arcos
Moving and fun realistic romance.   
Illuminae

Illuminae
by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Fast-moving sci-fi adventure.

Life in a Fishbowl

Life in a Fishbowl
by Len Vlahos
An entertaining and wry look at the meaning of life.

The Impossible Knife of Memory

The Impossible Knife of Memory
by Laurie Halse Anderson
Excellent story showing the aftereffects of war on a family.


Every Exquisite Thing
by Matthew Quick
Brilliant realistic novel about identity and being your true self. 




Something Different

DPS poets
The bookstore was crammed with eager listeners at the launch of Everyone is a Masterpiece, the sixth volume of poetry by elementary students from Denver Public Schools. Over 35 children read their thoughtful and perceptive poems, some in English and some in Spanish. It was wonderful to see the crowd of parents and friends who came coming together to celebrate the young poets. And we would like to thank the authors for dedicating the book to us at The Bookies Bookstore!