Monday, May 7, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 5/7/2018 - 5/13/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 5/7/2018 - 5/13/2018

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?


National Tourism Day

Title: How To Be A Better Tourist by Johan Idema
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Travel
What It Is About?: How to be a Better Tourist helps you get the most out of your stay without damaging the soul of your destination. Because, ultimately, an imaginatively considered vacation is a genuinely rewarding experience.
Available: AUGUST 21ST 2018

Title: I Am The Dark Tourist by H.E. Sawyer
Genre: Non-Fiction, Travel
What It Is About?: This book challenges the misconceptions of a ghoulish practice through the eyes of a self-confessed dark tourist, who has spent forty years visiting the world's dark sites.
Available: AUGUST 2ND 2018


National Teacher’s Day

Title: Midnight Teacher by Janet Halfmann
Genre: Children’s, Picture Book
What It Is About?:  Born into slavery around 1821 in Petersburg, Virginia, Lilly Ann Granderson secretly learned to read and write from her master's children. As Lilly Ann's reading and writing skills improved, she shared her knowledge with others by starting a school.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: The Amish Teacher’s Gift by Rachel J. Good
Genre: Fiction, Religious, Amish
What It Is About?: With seven siblings to care for, Ada Rupp wasn't sure she wanted to take on teaching, too. But the moment she holds Nathan in her arms, she realizes she'll do all she can to help this lost little boy. Plus, it gives her a chance to spend more time with Josiah. Falling for a man in mourning may be against the rules, but his quiet strength is the support Ada never knew she needed. And, together, they could have the loving family she'd always hoped for.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Lost Sock Memorial Day

Title:  The Meaning Of Lost And Mismatched Socks by Dr. Perditus Pedale
Genre: Fiction, Comic Book, Graphic Novel
What It Is About?:  Though written in jest, the book addresses a conundrum that genuinely puzzles many. Included are interviews with passersby, comments from other authorities, and delightful illustrations—all created by Dr. Pedale, the domestic naturalist.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: The Sock Fairy by Bobbie Hinman
Genre: Fiction, Children, Picturebook, Fairies
What It Is About?: A mischievous little fairy carrying a wand and a flashlight visits children's homes and is responsible for missing and mismatched socks, as well as the troublesome holes. Original watercolor illustrations by fairy artist Kristi Bridgeman. Includes audio CD of the story and original fairy song.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Clean Up Your Room Day

Title: How To Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps by Jennifer LaRue Huget
Genre: Juvenile, Humorous
What It Is About?: This simple, laugh-out-loud picture-book guide to cleaning your room is sure to make picking up a snap.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Declutter Anything by Ed Morrow, Sheree Bykofsky, and Rita Rosenkranz
Genre:  Non-Fiction, Home, Cleaning, Organizing
What It Is About?:  Discover new ways to clean your home and simplify your life in this handy and creative guidebook.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Twilight Zone Day

Title: Twilight Zone: Shadow & Substance by Mark Rahner, Tom Peyer, and John Layman
Genre: Fiction, Comic, Graphic Novel, Science Fiction
What It Is About?: There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call... the Twilight Zone.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: The Twilight Zone And Philosophy by Heather L. Rivera, and Alexander E. Hooke
Genre: Non-Fiction, Philosophy
What It Is About?: In The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, philosophers probe into the meaning of the classic TV series, The Twilight Zone. Some of the chapters look at single episodes of the show, while others analyze several or many episodes. Though acknowledging the spinoffs and reboots, the volume concentrates heavily on the classic 1959-1964 series.
Available: OCTOBER 9TH 2018


Limerick Day

Title: Limerick Folk Tales by Ruth Marshall
Genre: Fiction, Folk-Lore, Mythology
What It Is About?: In this unique collection, storyteller Ruth Marshall recounts tales of mystery, music, and magic from across the rich tapestry of the folklore of County Limerick, Ireland.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: There Once Was A Man With Six Wives by Mick Twister
Genre: Non-Fiction, Poetry, Historical
What It Is About?: Mick’s entertaining limericks are paired with exquisite illustrations by Hannah Warren, making the book the perfect gift package.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Mother’s Day

Title: 50 Things About My Mother by Abrams Noterie
Genre: Non-Fiction, Family & Relationship, Motherhood
What It Is About?: Thought provoking and celebratory, this fill-in gift book provides 50 prompts that help you capture all the things you love and appreciate about your mother: her talents, her quirks, the memories you share, and more.
Available: IN STORES NOW

Title: Mother Matters by Dayna M. Kurtz
Genre: Non-Fiction, Relationship, Parenthood, Mothers
What It Is About?: From postpartum depression and "baby blues" to healing meals and postnatal exercise, Kurtz guides new and veteran mothers alike through the best practices to care for themselves during their first year of motherhood.

Available: IN STORES NOW


Janet Halfmann said...

Thank you so much for choosing my book Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School for one of your selections for National Teachers Day. I am so honored that I had the opportunity to tell the largely unknown story of this brave and inspiring teacher who risked her life to teach others. I hope one day the name Lilly Ann Granderson is a household word. Happy Reading to All!

Confuzzled Shannon said...

You are Welcome, Janet! It looks like a wonderful book. I have never heard of Lily Ann Granderson before. Thanks for stopping by! Best Wishes!