Summer's Still for Reading, Too
While we love the games of summer, we always want to make sure our customers know about the latest and greatest on paper.
Hillier is a master storyteller of psychological thrillers. In her latest, a long-buried victim comes back to haunt not only her killer but those around him, too. A page-turner which explores the fascinating concepts of truth and perspective.
Bestseller Groff is back and she's created something truly special: a story as unconfined by time as the landscape that so richly dominates it. This is a thriller to be experienced, not just read, one which connects with the reader on a deeply human level.
An important novel that is taking the literary world by storm. Set at an indigenous peoples convention, the Big Oakland Powwow, it's not just a story of the characters we meet but of their history, their people, the land and the struggle and victories that haunt us with every step.
A new paperback edition of this gripping tale of murder and conspiracy. A professor's wife dies in the crash of a plane she should never have been on, and from there the waters get very murky. A page-turner for any beach time you may have remaining this summer.
A must-read sequel to keep the end of summer at bay. The third part of the bestselling EMBER QUARTER series finds Helene surrounded on all sides by enemies, well-meaning but dangerous allies, and those who are about to lose themselves in the struggle for power.
What's not to admire about brave rabbits fleeing enslavement and attempting to save their own? A ripping yarn that is described as "Middle-earth for middle graders".
Lions & Liars
Flor and Miranda Steal the Show
Kate Beasley/Dan Santat
The day after this book came out, one of our Bookies came bursting into the back office with it in hand and exclaimed, "Well, this is simply wonderful!" Set in a camp for troubled boys, a group of -- let's just say,
individuals -- must come together to avoid danger from Mother Nature and one another. To survive both, they must all be brave.
A fun and dynamic tale of two girls, one the lead singer of her family's band, the other a part of her family's carnival petting zoo team. How can these two girls and groups possibly have conflict? Pretty easily, as it turns out, when you're both after the same money.
Local author and Bookies' favorite, Paul Aertker is back with a brand new novel in a brand new voice. A moving story of loss and how hard we'll fight to connect with those who are gone -- and how far we'll go to get even a moment of the past back. As our Bookie Larry said, "My review is simple: GREAT!"
Colorful, full of pictures, and with great details about the incredible female athletes of the past and present. As informative as it is inspirational. While it's hot outside and difficult to get the kids active, perhaps a little motivation might help?
Counting on Katherine
Helaine Becker/Dow Phumiruk
A wonderful book about a massively important part of American history. NASA's Katherine Johnson may be most well-known as one of the characters portrayed in the film Hidden Figures, but her story of how she got there and what she did once she arrived is even more astounding. A very approachable book for kids and a great way to give them a new hero who is very worthy of their admiration.
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
Ryan T. Higgins
So much fun. Dinosaur's first day of school and what's her biggest problem? She keeps eating all her classmates! Which, let's agree, sounds pretty fun -- right up until someone decides to eat you!