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Monday, April 2, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 4/2/2018 - 4/8/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 4/2/2018 - 4/8/2018

It seems like everyday has some new 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 an everyday holiday. In fact, most days have more than one holiday!

Just so you know I have not read most of these but the ones I pick seem the most interesting.  You can probably find tons more books for each holiday but I am only going to pick two books for every holiday.

Let me know what you think.  Do any of them seem interesting to you? Is there another book you think would be a better choice?


Children’s Book Day

Title: The King Of Bees by Lester L. Laminock
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture book, Animals, Insects
What It Is About?: Henry can't wait until he can have a bee-suit of his own so he can help his Aunt Lilla with the sister bees.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book, Buffy The Vampire Slayer
What It Is About?: The cult classic ’90s TV show is now a charming book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse!
Available: SEPTEMBER 4TH 2018


Tweed Day

Title: Tartan + Tweed by Caroline Young
Genre: Non-Fiction, Art, Design, Fashion
What It Is About?:  Tartan and Tweed is a comprehensive look at the chequered history of tartan and tweed from their origins in the Scottish Highlands to their reinvention, growing and continued popularity and use in contemporary fashion design, music, art, and film.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Tweed Yarn Knitting by Landlust Magazine
Genre: Non-Fiction, Crafts, Knitting
What It Is About?: For many years, the handicraft specialists on the editorial team of the acclaimed Landlust magazine have been working with this wonderful yarn, and now the fruits of their labor have been brought together to form this sumptuous collection of over 50 patterns, including sweaters, vests, skirts, and fine accessories for both adults and children.
Available: IN STORES NOW


School Librarian Day

Title: Let’s Meet A Librarian by Gina Bellisario
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book, Books
What It Is About?: Are you curious about dinosaurs? Music? Volcanoes? You're in luck! Mr. Field is a librarian. He knows how to find information about all kinds of cool things. He shows the students in Mrs. Rios's class how to use the library. Let's hear it for librarians!
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Property Of The Rebel Librarian by Allison Varnes
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile,
What It Is About?: When twelve-year-old June Harper's parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole new level.
Available: SEPT 18TH 2018


National Dandelion Day

Title: Dandelion by Amy S. Wilensky
Genre: Non-Fiction, Art, Nature, Flowers
What It Is About?: Exquisitely illustrated with original oil paintings by Yumi Heo, this testament to the dandelion is, like its namesake, packed with whimsical and ephemeral as well as homespun utility.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Dandelions by Katrina McKelvey
Genre: Fiction. Children, Picture Book
What It Is About?: Beautifully explores the father-daughter bond. A little girl notices her father mowing the lawn - in the process destroying her favorite flowers: the dandelions.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Plan Your Epitaph Day

Title: Cut These Words Into My Stone by Michael Wolfe
Genre: Literary/Criticism, Ancient & Classical
What It Is About?: Cut These Words into My Stone offers evidence that ancient Greek life was not only celebrated in great heroic epics but was also commemorated in hundreds of artfully composed verse epitaphs
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Epitaphs: A Dying Art by Samuel Fanous
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference
What It Is About?:  "I Told You I was Sick . . . and Other Epitaphs" brings together more than 250 epitaphs from cemeteries, churchyards, monuments, and historical records.
Available: IN STORES NOW


World Health Day

Title: Governing Global Health by Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar
Genre: Non-Fiction, Political Science
What It Is About?: Governing Global Health will reshape our understanding of how organizations can more effectively prevent the spread of communicable diseases like AIDS and reduce pervasive chronic health problems like malnutrition.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Eat A Little Better by Sam Kass
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Health
What It Is About?: Sam Kass, a former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet--and the environment--every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.
Available: APRIL 17TH 2018


Zoo Lovers Day

Title: The Ark And Beyond by Ben A. Minteer, Jane Maienschein, And James P. Collins
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Life Science, Zoology
What It Is About?: Scores of wild species and ecosystems around the world face a variety of human-caused threats, from habitat destruction and fragmentation to rapid climate change. But there is hope, and it, too, comes in a most human form: zoos and aquariums.  
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: The Wild Within by Andrew Flack
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Nature
What It Is About?: Established in 1836, the Bristol Zoo is the world's oldest surviving zoo outside of a capital city and has frequently been at the vanguard of zoo innovation. In The Wild Within, Andrew Flack uses the experiences of the Bristol Zoo to explore the complex and ever-changing relationship between human and beast, which in many cases has altered radically over time.
Available: IN STORES NOW

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