Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update!                           June 2018 Issue 1
The Bookies Newsletter
 Our First Summer of Reading Superheroes 
Summer will be over before we know it and that means so will our Summer Reading Superhero bingo event! We already have readers showing up with a line done, which means we've started giving out our $5.00 gift cards! Remember: each heroic reader that completes a line- horizontally-vertically or diagonally-and brings the sheet into the store gets a $5 gift card!* And if your reader completes the whole sheet and turns it in, we'll enter them into a prize drawing for a $50 gift card!
The challenge is open to kids of all ages, from kindergarten to high school!** 

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!   
*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, 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 novels.

The Perfect Father's Day Starts at The Bookies
Father's Day is upon us, which means it's time for Larry Yoder's recommendations for the perfect books for the dad in your life. In his own words, here are some of the 'must-haves' on our shelves (and to find even more of Larry's suggestions, check out our special section on our website here).

Patrick K. O' Donnell
"This is a fabulous story of World War I. There are stories within it I've never heard, and photos I've never seen. Readers are going to learn so much about how Germany came to fear America during the war, the story of the unknown solider, the men behind being his pallbearers. It's rich and vibrant and just perfect."

The Black Hand
The Black Hand
Stephan Talty
"A portrait of early organized crime in America. This is a well told true-crime story about the first detective to ever take on what would become the mafia and how that cost him his life."

Bad Days in History
Bad Days in History
Michael Farquhar
"There are a lot of books about important days in history, great days in history, good days in history. This is the first one that I know of that is about 'bad' days in history. Almanac style, full of great information, and just a lot of fun."

Simple: The Easiest Cookbook In the World
Jean-Francois Mallet
"I know cooking is more popular now than ever, and as a man, I love this cookbook. Big pictures of what the dishes should look like, along with big pictures of each of the ingredients, always no more than four. Very French, which means don't skimp on the butter. We've got this and the followup, Simple: Desserts."

How to Stop Time
How to Stop Time
Matt Haig
"So what is the one thing an immortal cannot do? Fall in love. That's what this one is all about. Our protagonist, Tom Hazard, lives forever and breaks that rule. Pretty soon she's growing old, he isn't, and the villagers-in this case London is the village-take notice and accusations of witchcraft send him into hiding. Now he's in the modern era and it's all happening again. A really great read."

Even More Summer Reading Suggestions
We've got dad covered, but what about our younger readers trying to finish up their bingo cards or just looking for another great read? Look no further!

The Land of Stories Worlds Collide
The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide (paperback-June 12th)
Finally out in paperback! This is, sadly, the final book in this bestselling series which is easily one of the most popular in our store. See how it all ends for the twins, Conner and Alex.  

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
Ella Sarah Gets Dressed
Margaret Chodos-Irvine

This Caldecott Honor-winning story is perfect for children ages 4-7. Ella Sarah learns that being true to yourself, no matter the pressure from those around you, is the most important thing.

Stinkiest! 20 Smelly Animals
Steve Jenkins  
A really fun book for young readers full of art, facts, and just a lot of fun. If your little readers are spending any time outside this summer, let them use this guide to search for-and hopefully avoid- all of the smelliest animals on the planet.  
Sam Kean 
This is the incredibly popular young reader's edition of the best-selling story of the periodic table of the elements. Very easy to dive into, tailored for middle-grade readers, and chock full of mind-blowing information about one of the most important contributions in the history of human science 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Who said summer reading for our youngest readers can't be fun? For our money, it doesn't get much better than a book filled with silly story ideas, stickers, funny drawings, and a world of creativity ready to be unleashed.   

Please Welcome Carolyn to Storytime

Each Tuesday, The Bookies Bookstore presents our story ime for children from 10:30 a.m.-11:30a.m. For a long time, our devoted storyteller Shona has been thrilling the young andyoung at heart. Sadly, Shona has left us to return home to Australia, but have no fear!

Our incredibly talented former Romper-Room star, Carloyn, has taken the reins and will be handling all of our tale-telling from here out. Please make her feel welcome and visit us every Tuesday to hear our latest tale.
Don't Forget - 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.

Come and meet Nidhi at Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80207, on Thursday, June 14th, from 4:00 p.m. -5:30 p.m.
Bike to Work Day Denver
We will once again be taking part in Bike to Work Day Denver. At our station you'll find books for sale and our dedicated staff giving out prizes including gift certificates to The Bookies Bookstore! We'll be at the Glendale Station, which is in Creekside Park, from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27.

Something Different...
Please note that we will be closed for Father's Day on Sunday, June 17th.