|November 2, 2010
all have our own version of collecting acorns for the
coming winter. New England Independent Children's Book
Specialists, for example, review advance readers of Fall
releases, sifting through our stacks looking for
outstanding new titles. The result is both the venerable
NECBA Galley Review Project, and the enchanting NECBA Fall Top Ten Plus. You can
access the full project from the Top Ten Page. Have a
look, you're sure to find something intriguing.
At the store, we've been collecting some great new items
for the Holidays.
One thing we're excited about is our new line of eeBooo
family games. These are Oppenheimer Best Toy Award
winners made with no plastics and with 75% -90% recycled
materials. eeBooo hires outstanding children's
book illustrators to do their artwork, which really
makes well-designed games like Robot Explorers, Tea
Party, Slips and Ladders, Animal Bingo, and I
Never Forget a Face, come to life. Another new eeBooo
item is the Good Manners Flash Cards which I
tried out on Amy.
What is the first thing you should do when you sit down
at the table?
Remember to put your napkin on
Belch loudly to let people know you're hungry.
Amy's Real Answer: You should unfold your napkin and put
it on your lap.
Card: When you hurt someone's feelings what do
Correct Answer: I'm sorry.
Amy's Real Answer:
Hmmn. Apparently there really is a big need for some of
us to read through these cards. Stop by the store and
check them out!
Now 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!
Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,
and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
By Winchester, Simon
2010-11 - Harper
9780061702587 - Hardcover
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Winchester has taken
an interesting angle here, crafting what is essentially
a biography of an Ocean. With no shortage of material at
hand the proof will be in the pudding. ...More
By Lehane, Dennis
2010-11 - William Morrow & Company
9780061836923 - Hardcover
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Here at last is the
much clamored for sequel to Lehane's popular Boston
based literary thriller Gone Baby Gone. ...More
and a Hippo Walk Through Those Pearly Gates: Using
Philosophy (and Jokes!) to Explore Life, Death, the
Afterlife, and Everything in Between
By Cathcart, Thomas
2010-10 - Penguin Books
9780143118251 - Paperback
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The authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
extend their formula of applying philosophy and humor to
explore "Life, Death, The Afterlife, And Everything In
Between." Those who enjoyed their first book should
definitely have a peek at this one.
to Ski with Mr. Magee
By Van Dusen, Chris
2010-10 - Chronicle Books
9780811874953 - Hardcover
List Price $15.99 - Your Price:
Mr. Magee is back! The
beloved character has gone camping, has been down to the sea, and now, at
long last, he learns to ski. This is another delightful
book of warmth and humor from Maine author and
illustrator Chris Van Dusen. ...More
Ring of Solomon (a Bartimaeus Novel)
By Stroud, Jonathan
2010-11 - Hyperion Books
9781423123729 - Hardcover
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A fourth Bartimaues
book! This is a prequel set in the youth of Bartimaues,
during the reign of king Soloman. Should lovers of the
Bartimaues Trilogy be over joyed or filled with dread?
After all it is a perilous venture for an author to
return to seemingly, and sensationally, concluded
stories. And yet... I'll be investigating tonight!