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Monday, October 23, 2017

Celebrate Books For The Week - 10/23/2017- 10/27/2017

Books For The Week - 10/23/2017- 10/27/2017

It seems like everyday has some new holiday or theme to celebrate so I thought it might be fun to see what kind of interesting books I can find  (new, old, or coming soon) for everyday holidays.  

Monday October 23rd 2017

National Mole Day

Solving Mole Problems by Melanie Fine
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Chemistry
What’s It About?: A quick guide teaching what a mole in chemistry is, along with what it weighs
and how many particles are in one.

TV Talk Show Host Day

Title: The Morning Show Murders by Al Roker, and Dick Locthe
Genre: Fiction, Mystery
What Is It About?: Start of a cozy mystery series.  Talk show host Billy Blessing is accused of murder.  He searches for the real killer before he becomes the next victim or ends up in prision.

Title: Stephen Colbert’s Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert
Genre: Humor
What Is It About? Based on skit that US talk show host Stephen Colbert does on his nightly talk show.

Tuesday October 24th 2017

National Bologna Day


Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Food and Drink
What Is It About?: A memoir on growing up on a farm and how times have changed.


Title: Melvin Beederman Superhero: The Curse Of The Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine
Genre: Children, Fantasy, Comic, Superhero
What Is It About?:  Melvin is a superhero saving Los Angeles even though a little clumsy. His only weakness is bologna.

United Nations Day


Title: The Parliament Of Man : The Past, Present and Future by Paul Kennedy
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Politics
What Is It About? History of how the U.N. came to be and what is now.

Wednesday October 25th 2017

Punk For A Day Day


Genre: Non-Fiction, Music, Biography
What Is It About?: The author, Phil Marcade, time in the punk scene told sometimes humorously..


Genre: Non-Fiction, Music Photography
What Is It About?: Photos from Punk concerts around world.

World Pasta Day

Title: Homemade Pasta Made Simple by Manuela Zangara
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cookbook
What Is It About?: How to make fresh pasta.

Title: Pasta Wars by Elisa Lorello
Genre: Fiction, Romance
What Is It About?: A successful CEO, Katie Cravens, is on the brink of greatness at work and about to marry. Then everything falls apart.  

Thursday October 26th 2017

National Mincemeat Day

Title: Mincemeat: The Education Of An Italian Chef by Leonardo Lucarelli
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir
What Is It About?: Chef Leonardo Lucarelli shares about his life behind the scenes of the Italian restaurant world.

Genre: Non-Fiction, History, World War II
What Is It About?: About a true operation that misled Hitler to divert forces.

Friday October 27th 2017

Frankenstein Friday

Title: The New Annotated Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Genre: Fiction, Classic, Horror
What Is It About?: A scientist creates a monster from dead body parts.

Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Anthology
What Is It About?: A group of science fiction short story from authors Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe and more.

National Tell A Story Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, On Writing, Essays
What Is It About?: Mark Twain’s humor filled essays on what not to do as a writer.

Genre: Children's, Picture Book,
What Is It About?: A book encouraging children to create stories and write.

Navy Day

Title: The U.S. Navy by Jennifer Reed
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile,
What Is It About?: Learn about the U.S. Navy and where they protect and the equipment they use.

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile
What Is It About?:  Marc struggles through middle school as he is bullied.  His Uncle, a navy seal, comes to stay for a while and promises to turn Marc into a Warrior.

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