Welcome to The Bookies' Latest Update                            June 2020 Issue 1 
The Bookies Newsletter
Summer Reading Lists 2020

It's been a crazy 2020, but that doesn't slow us down! It's our favorite time of year, Bookie Midge and many of our staff have worked hard to put together our Summer Reading Lists for 2020! We've broken them down by grade/age, with some special categories and even a few lists from our staff favorites! CLICK HERE to see them all!

We Want to Win!
Do you agree with us that we're the best bookstore in Denver? Actually, that's not important. Even if you don't, we want to win Denver's A-List Best Bookstore! Won't you please vote for us?  We would love to give our owner/founder, Sue, a big win this wild year! To vote, CLICK HERE, and make sure you share with others!  

Fresh Ink

There may not be a more controversial book coming out this year. We honestly do not know what is going to happen when it is supposed to go on sale Tuesday with the legal challenges, however, we do know if you want one, you need to order it now. 
For fans of Svetlana Chmakova's Awkward and Raina Telgemeier's Smile comes an inventive new story from One Book one Denver, Cardboard Kingdom creator Chad Sell about a group of young artists who must work together when one of their own creations becomes a monster..    
Drake needs to stop a dangerous wizard battle in this action-packed, bestselling series!
Max Brooks       
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z is back with "the Bigfoot thriller you didn't know you needed in your life, and one of the greatest horror novels I've ever read" (Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and Recursion).


 A Burning 
For readers of Tommy Orange, Yaa Gyasi, and Jhumpa Lahiri, an electrifying debut novel about three unforgettable characters who seek to rise--to the middle class, to political power, to fame in the movies--and find their lives entangled in the wake of a catastrophe in contemporary India.
 Raffi | Maple Lam   
Join a group of happy campers on a fun moonlit night in this beloved Raffi Song to Read. The rhythm, rhyme, and repetition of singing support and encourage speech and listening skills, laying the foundations for later reading.
In this sixth and final installment in Soman Chainani's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy fairy tale series, the School for Good and Evil, Camelot's crown-and the fate of the Endless Woods-are up for grabs.

The Game Board  
Chicken War Games
Ages 8+

2-4 players

The farm has officially broken out in chicken warfare, and factions are quickly forming! Whose Army will be victorious? Chicken War is a fun, unique deduction game for 2to 4 players. Each of the 81 Chicken Tiles features a unique combination of 4 different characteristics. Begin by secretly selecting one Chicken to serve as your Leader. You must recruit 9 more Chickens into your Yard to build a winning Army. But beware-in order to make the cut, your recruits must share two-and only two-characteristics with your Leader. You will need to be clever, because at any moment your opponents can lob an Egg at you if they think they have discovered the secret identity of your Leader, and if their intel is correct, you're out of the game!

Sharpen your wits and prepare to ruffle some feathers, because Chicken War has been declared!

CLICK HERE to find this game, and to see a video all about how to play Chicken War, click here!

Friday is Juneteenth
This Juneteenth will mark the 155th anniversary of the last enslaved peoples freed in the United States. Many assume this day celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation, but it actually commemorates the news delivered to those kept enslaved in Texas two years after the Emancipation Proclamation became official. To learn more about this holiday, please see our list of resources by clicking HERE