October 5th, 2010

As many of you may know Trish Flint, Cascade Brook School's wonderful long time librarian retired in June. There's great news for area children and parents though, because that tradition of excellence is sure to continue in the hands of Cascade Brook's new librarian, the redoubtable Barb Marshall, who dropped by the store to do a Weekly Top 2 interview.

Kenny: Congratulations on your new appointment Barbara!
Barb:Thank you!
Kenny: I know you to be a very careful, incisive, and critical reader. Do you have any advise for parents on how to help those wonderful qualities take root in their young readers?
Barb: Read books together whenever you can. When going on long distance trips get books to listen to on tape so you can have group discussions.
Kenny: Good thoughts. Discussion really is as imprortant as the reading itself. Ok. The library is on fire. You only have time to grab a few books! And they are?
Barb: The closest ones to the door we can always buy new books.
Kenny: Let's pretend you're locked in the library over the weekend. What's the first thing off the shelf. Anything you've been eyeing?
Barb: I'd grab a mystery that I hadn't read before.
Kenny: You mean like The Case of the Burning and Mysteriously Locking Library?
Barb: Yes, a book like that.
Kenny: If you could invite one beloved dead author to haunt the Cascade Brook Library who would it be?
Barb: Roald Dahl.
Kenny: He would make a good ghost! I would suggest putting in a request right away before some other library claims him.
Barb: I lodged a request last week. We're waiting to hear.
Kenny: Talk about the library being in capable hands. Thanks Barbara!
Barb: Sure!

Here they are! Our weekly picks for the two best: two hardcover, two paperback, and two children's books. The very best new arrivals to leap out of the box and onto our shelves this week. Call or email us if you want more information on any of these titles, or to have us hold you a copy. Or stop in and check them out in person. We'd love to see you. Thanks as always for sharing your reading with us!

 

 

At Home: A Short History of Private Life



At Home: A Short History of Private Life
By Bryson, Bill
2010-10 - Doubleday Books
9780767919388 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $28.95 - Your Price: $23.16


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Bryson's new book couldn't have chosen a more interesting topic, the history of private life. Wondering if people have always had one, or whether, like childhood, it is considered more of an invention? Crack the pages and find out! ...More

Washington: A Life

Washington: A Life
By Chernow, Ron
2010-10 - Penguin Press
9781594202667 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $40.00 - Your Price: $32.00


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Here we find a major release indeed, following Hamilton and Titan National Book Award winning biographer Ron Chernow has turned his attention to George Washington. ...More

Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves

Just Enough Jeeves: Right Ho, Jeeves; Joy in the Morning; Very Good, Jeeves
By Wodehouse, P. G.
2010-10 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393339437 - Paperback
List Price $18.95 - Your Price: $15.16


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For some reason no one has been able to explain tome Jeeves books had virtually disappeared as paperbacks. At last this grievous wrong has been righted with Just Enough Jeeves the perfect starter pack for anyone who hasn't treated themselves to the finest farce ever written. ...More

DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book

DC Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book
By DC, Comics
2010-10 - LB Kids
9780316019989 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $29.99 - Your Price: $23.99


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This amazing new pop-up book by Mathew Reinhart has been billed as the "ultimate" pop up book. We wondered what made it the ultimate pop-up and put the question to one of its rivals, Reinhart's classic pop-up Cinderella.

DDG: To what do you attribute DC Super Heroes being labeled the ultimate pop-up? These so called super heroes haven't been pushing the other pop-ups around after hours have they?
Cinderella: Not at all. They have been very polite, excellent neighbors. I think it stems more from Mathew's art continuing to grow over time.
DDG: I see. Thank you!
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I Didn't Do It

I Didn't Do It
By MacLachlan, Patricia
2010-10 - Katherine Tegen Books
9780061358333 - Hardcover   See Other Formats
List Price $16.99 - Your Price: $13.59


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Dog lovers will melt into instant puddles when they flip through the pages of this wonderful book of dog portraits brought to life with heart tugging illustrations and charming first person poems. The team which brought us Once I Ate A Pie has struck again. ...More

Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens
By Pinkney, Jerry
2010-09 - Dial Books
9780803735330 - Hardcover
List Price $16.99 - Your Price: $13.59


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Equal time here as Jerry Pinkney brings us this engaging rendition of the Three Little Kittens. This is Jerry's 100th picture book. Amazing. It is also a worthy follow up to his Caldecott Award winning The Lion and the Mouse ...More

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