Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                           May 2018 Issue 2
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Beyond the Reading Lists: New in Paperback for Kids this Summer!
All these bestsellers are now out in paper, giving you even more great options for your kids' reading this summer!

Audrey & Don Wood
A new paperback edition gives lovable Po a chance to shine in laps across the world. An easy read full of fun rhymes, inviting language, mischievous adventures and a pig everyone will love.

Brian Lies
The 'Bats at the...' series continues to delight readers with a paperback edition just in time for baseball season. See America's pastime through the eyes of our nocturnal friends as only the immersive art and words of Brian Lies can bring.

Bernard Waber
A new oversized boardbook edition for any of us looking for a little more of that magical substance. Be it everyday heroism or the tiny things that make up a courageous life, kids will enjoy the fanciful art as they realize that courage is inside them and all around.

Rick Riordan
The 2017 Stonewall Book Award winner is now in paperback for middle grade readers to dive in this summer. The story continues in book two as Magnus fights to stop Ragnarok from beginning and he can only turn to one source for aid, but will that aid come at too high a price? Includes special bonus materials from #1 best-seller Riordan.

Rick Riordan
The Kane Chronicles ( The Red Pyramid, The Throne of Fire, and The Serpent's Shadow) leap back onto shelves with new paperback editions. The bestsellers now feature new covers and brand new Percy Jackson/Kane Chronicles crossover stories.

Robert Beatty
The latest paperback edition in the fan-favorite series pushes Serafina further than she's ever gone. A summer read guaranteed to thrill middle-graders as she fights against a rising tide of enemies to cement herself as one of the most popular modern literary heroines.

Elizabeth Wein
A prequel to best-seller Code Name Verity, this young adult historical mystery teems with adventure, murder, loss and themes that are as profound as they are timeless. Set against the stage of a Scotland in 1938 preparing for a world at war, a teenage girl awakens to a mystery that opens the door to new relationships and further mysteries.
Summer Reading Superhero 
Summer Reading Superheroes!

Did you grab your kids' Summer Reading Superhero Bingo card yet?

Come into the store to get your kids' books for summer and pick up a copy of our Summer Reading Superhero bingo game sheet, and get reading! 
  • When your child completes one line on the card, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, bring the sheet into the store and we'll reward your heroic reader with a $5 gift card!*
  • If your child completes the whole sheet, we'll enter your superheroic reader into a prize drawing to win a $50 gift card*! We'll have two gift cards to give away!
  • Our challenge is open to kids of all ages, from kindergarten to high school!**
*One $5 gift card and one competition entry per person
** No purchase necessary

Start Reading with Our Suggestions!  
Not sure where to start? Take a look at our summer reading lists, n ow up on our website under the Summer Reading 2018 tab at the top, and also available as printed copies in the store. There's something for every young reader, from picture books to young adult.

Did you send in your summer reading lists yet! email them to info@thebookies.com!

Summer Reading for Adults!
We don't forget our adult readers when it comes to summer reading. Here are a few of our 2018 picks for the beach, the park and the backyard!

Anita Shreve
Terrific storytelling! Grace is resigned to a loveless marriage, until a fire destroys her home and her husband disappears. Grace and her children build a new life--but then he reappears.

Hannah Kent
Out in paperback in July, this is a very well told historical fiction set in Ireland in the late 1800's. Superstition, fairies, and myths abound, giving way to a murder.

Jennifer Chiaverini  
Excellent historical fiction about John Wilkes Booth and the different women in his life. The book is full of history and exposes real people.
Jon McGregor
Beautifully written story of a mystery set in an English village. As the years pass, the passage of time is charted through nature--which also exposes possible solutions.
C.W. Gortner  
A well-researched fictional version of the life of Marlene Dietrich, a fast woman, early Hollywood libertine, scandalous European and a German American. A force to be reckoned with!

Find the full adult summer reading list, and our reading lists for kids, at our website, under the summer reading tab!
Geography and travel
Geography and Travel On Sale!
Taking a trip, or dreaming of taking a trip? Then our Spotlight sale on Geography and Travel is for you! We've got 25% off books, puzzles, globes and other geography and travel items from Saturday, 26th May until Sunday, 3rd June!
You'll find us at the library!
We're honored to be helping out at Park Hill Library's author event when they host graphic novelist, Nidhi Chanani. Nidhi's debut graphic novel, Pashmina, is a Bookies favorite.

Priyanka Das has always wondered why her mother abandon her home in India--and who her father is. But Pri's mom avoids these questions. When Pri finds a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcaset, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background?

Come and meet Nidhi at Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80207, on Thursday, June 15th, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Facing Life_s Last Chapters
Talking about Aging and Dying
Expressing your wishes about how you would like to face aging and dying is never easy. But not talking about it won't make the inevitable go away. Now a local mother and daughter are taking on this conversation and helping others do it too.

Libby and Patty Bortz have been making presentations about how to approach these critical discussions as a family, and now they are launching a CD and booklet, entitled Mother & Daughter: Facing Life's Last Chapters so that their approach to the "estate planning of the heart" can be shared by more people.

There is more to the later years of life than having an up-to-date will. The Bortzs' discussions include sharing your wishes about staying in your own home, dealing with deteriorating health, financial affairs and end-of-life preferences. They emphasize the importance of discussing these matters early, when older family members can express their wishes for the future, giving their younger family members a map to follow if times get hard.

Look for the booklet and CD on our front counter.
Something Different...

Hobo bag winner 
Congratulations to the winner of our Hobo bag prize drawing! We had so many entries, but only one could win! Look out for more prize drawings in the coming months.  
Please note that we will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, 28th May.