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Monday, April 23, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 4/23/2018 - 4/29/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 4/23/2018 - 4/29/2018

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?



MONDAY APRIL 23RD 2018

Take A Chance Day

Title: Taking Chances: A Grace Story by Kelsey Abrams
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile,
What It Is About?: Grace has always rushed headlong into things—often landing her in trouble. Her elderly neighbor (and close friend), Miz Ida, reminds her to think before she acts. Grace tries to be thoughtful and responsible when helping with Miz Ida’s prize-winning cat, Chances, but it isn’t easy.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Little Shaq Takes A Chance by Shaquille O’Neal
Genre: Fiction, Children, Chapter Book
What It Is About?: This new story in the exciting series created by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III encourages kids to find their own true talents.
Available: IN STORES NOW



TUESDAY APRIL 24TH 2018

Pig In A Blanket Day

Title: Pigs And A Blanket by James Burks
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book
What It Is About?:  Pig siblings Henry and Henrietta love their green blanket. It is soft, it smells good, and it makes a great cape! As much as they each love playing with the blanket, they don't love sharing it.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Pigs On A Blanket by Amy Axelrod
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book
What It Is About?: Mr. Pig, Mrs. Pig, and the piglets are hot, hot, hot and they really want to go to the beach. But time is running out for the Pigs! Will they be able to count the seconds, minutes, and hours and enjoy a swim in the ocean?
Available: IN STORES NOW



WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH 2018

World Penguin Day

Title: Spy Penguins by Sam Hay
Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Mystery
What It Is About?: Two young adventure-loving and gadget-obsessed penguins dream of joining the FBI (Frosty Bureau of Investigation) in Sam Hay's hilarious new illustrated chapter book series, Spy Penguins.
Available: SEPTEMBER 18TH 2018


Title: The Not-So-Brave Penguin by Steve Smallman
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book
What It Is About?:  Posy the penguin is scared of many things - snowstorms, loud noises, the dark - but when her adventurous friend Percy is missing, Posy plucks up the courage to overcome her fears and goes on an excursion to find him.
Available: NOVEMBER 15TH 2018


THURSDAY APRIL 26TH 2018


National Pretzel Day

Title: My Daddy Is A Pretzel by Baron Baptiste
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picture Book,
What It Is About?: Twist your way into this story that introduces both yoga and professions. The nine yoga poses show how the practice of yoga relates to everyday life and encourages readers to stretch both their bodies and their minds. There are tips about practice and preparation, yoga life, and having the right attitude.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Twist Of Faith by Anne Beiler
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir
What It Is About?: "Twist of Faith" is an inspiring look at the life of a woman who went from an 8th-grade Amish education to founding Auntie Anne's, Inc., the world's largest mall-based pretzel franchise.
Available: IN STORES NOW

FRIDAY APRIL 27TH 2018


Babe Ruth Day


Title: The Girl Who Struck Out Babe Ruth by Jean L. S. Patrick
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Biography,
What It Is About?: A retelling of the day Jackie Mitchell, a seventeen-year-old female professional baseball player, struck out the New York Yankees best hitters, Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, in an exhibition game in 1931.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Babe Ruth: A Daughter’s Portrait by George Beim and Julia Ruth Stevens
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Sports
What It Is About?: A stunning collection of private and rarely published photographs of Babe Ruth complied by George Beim with Julia Ruth Stevens, the Babe's daughter.
It is a family photo album filled with over 200 new, never-before-published images of Ruth. Each photo is accompanied by a caption by Julia Ruth Stevens in which she identifies and reflects on the event.
Available: IN STORES NOW



SATURDAY APRIL 28TH 2018


Great Poetry Reading Day

Title: Useless Magic by Florence Welch
Genre: Poetry, Lyrics
What It Is About?: Lyrics and never-before-seen poetry and sketches from the iconic vocalist of Florence and the Machine
Available: JULY 10TH 2018


Title: Poetry Will Save Your Life by Jill Bialosky
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Memoir
What It Is About?: From a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet come “a delightfully hybrid book: a part anthology, part critical study, part autobiography” (Chicago Tribune) that is organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath.
Available: OCTOBER 2ND 2018



SUNDAY APRIL 29TH 2018


Greenery Day

Genre: Non-Fiction, Gardening,
What It Is About?: For more than one hundred years, the Japanese Garden at the Huntington has served as a bellwether for the West's engagement with Asian culture. With its distinctive moon bridge, wisteria arbors, koi-filled ponds, bonsai courts, bamboo forest, and historical Japanese House, this nine-acre garden has captivated visitors so much that it has become one of the most photographed spots in Southern California.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Japan’s Master Gardens by Stephen Mansfield
Genre:  Non-Fiction, Gardening, Japan
What It Is About?: Featuring stunning photographs and thoughtful commentary this Japanese gardening book is a must-have for any gardening enthusiast.
Available: IN STORES NOW













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