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Monday, July 23, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 7/23/2018 - 7/29/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 7/23/2018 - 7/29/2018


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 JULY 23RD 2018


Hot Enough For Ya Day


Title: Hot Enough To Kill by Paula Boyd
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Cozy Mystery
What It Is About?: The mayor's dead, your mother's in jail, and you'd rather be anywhere but Kickapoo, Texas. Welcome to Jolene Jackson's world. It's bad enough that her 72-year-old mother's boyfriend got himself murdered, and even worse that she had to pluck her mother from the county jail because of it. But just as sure as the mesquites have thorns, things are going to get worse. A lot worse.
Available: NOW



Title: Today Is A Hot Day by Martha E. H. Rustad
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Earth Science, Weather
What It Is About?: The weather is hot today. Do you know what to do? Come to explore the weather today and learn what to do on a hot day.
Available: NOW





TUESDAY JULY 24TH 2018


Cousins Day


Title: Dozen Of Cousins by Shutta Crum (Illustrated by David Catrow)
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Picture Book, Family
What It Is About?: Hilarious side stories unfold in Catrow's fantastically colorful, chaotic spreads that gambol and splash with comical caricatures of grinning kinfolk large and small. A lively, lyrical celebration of the sweet, sweet abandon of running amok among those who love you best.
Available: NOW


Title: When The Cousins Came by Katie Yamasaki
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Picture Book, Family
What It Is About?: Lila is excited for her cousins Takeo and Rosie to visit. They're going to ride bikes, paint, and camp together! But when the cousins arrive, everything's wrong: Rosie and Takeo are better painters than Lila, have skateboards instead of bikes, and don't want to camp outside. Lila is terribly disappointed until the cousins make her a surprise: a big banner for their "best cousin" Lila! This sensitive story about insecurity, hosting, and friendship reminds children that negative thoughts and anxiety over exclusion don't always translate to reality.
Available: NOW


WEDNESDAY JULY 25TH 2018


National Carousel Day


Title: Carousel Animal Carving by Bud Ellis, Rhonda Hoeckley, & Bonnie Greenwood Grant
Genre: Non-Fiction, Craft, Hobbies, Woodwork
What It Is About?: People know carousels are magical—and so is this timeless volume, now revised, all in color, and featuring brand-new photography. Guided by the country’s only professional director of a carousel animal carving school, even the first-time carver can capture the charm and nostalgia of an old-fashioned merry-go-round.
Available: NOW



Title: A Carousel Tale by Elisa Kleven
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Picture Book,
What It Is About?: Ernst loves the carousel near his house, and his favorite animal is the dog. When the dog’s wooden tail comes loose just before winter, Ernst is given the important job of keeping it safe until springtime.
Available: NOW



THURSDAY JULY 26TH 2018

National All Or Nothing Day


Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography, Culinary
What It Is About?: Thirty-one-year-old Jesse Schenker has rocketed to the top of the culinary world. An Iron Chef winner and James Beard nominee, he was voted Best New Chef by New York Magazine, and his acclaimed Recette was named Best New Restaurant by the New York Times. But Jesse’s epic rise masks a little-known past filled with demons and obsession, genius and mania.
Available: NOW

Title: All Or Nothing by Mike McKinney
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Personal Growth
What It Is About?: All or Nothing is essential reading for the determined who are seeking a more balanced, meaningful and rewarding life, and is a resourceful tool for psychologists, counselors and life coaches alike.
Available:  NOW


FRIDAY JULY 27TH 2018

Bagpipe Appreciation Day

Title: B Is For Bagpipes by Eve Begley Kiehm (illustrated by Alexa Rutherford)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Picture Book,
What It Is About?: From the splendors of Edinburgh to the gloomy waters of Loch Ness and its lonely "Nessie," the treasures of Scotland are revealed.
Available: NOW


Title: Of Books And Bagpipes by Paige Shelton
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Cozy Mystery
What It Is About?: While taking in the sights of the distant Highlands from the castle's ramparts, Delaney is startled when she spots a sandal-clad foot at the other end of the roof. Unfortunately, the foot's owner is very much dead and, based on the William Wallace costume he's wearing, perfectly matches the description of the man who was supposed to bring the Oor Wullie. As Delaney rushes to call off some approaching tourists and find the police, she comes across the Oor Wullie, its pages torn and fluttering around a side wall of the castle. Instinct tells her to take the pages and hide them under her jacket. It's not until she returns to the Cracked Spine that she realizes just how complicated this story is and endeavors to untangle the tricky plot of why someone wanted this man dead, all before getting herself booked for murder.
Available: NOW

SATURDAY JULY 28TH 2018


World Nature Conservation Day


Title: You Can Save The Earth by Sean K. Smith
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Nature, Conservation
What It Is About?: In its long-awaited revised edition, You Can Save the Earth, Revised Edition provides even more reasons and ways to pay attention to our planet by being stewards to sustainability. Including the latest information from climate studies, international policy and critical ecological issues, You Can Save the Earth, Revised Edition brings the same level of solution-centered discourse to the next level.
Available:  NOW

Title: Animal Conservation by Harriet Brundle
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Science, Nature, Environment
What It Is About?: More than ever, we need to think about the ways our actions affect the environment. This exciting and engaging series explains how we can consider our impact on Planet Earth and suggests ways we can help to protect our planet. What does "endangered" mean? Why are animals in danger? How can we help? All these questions and more are discussed in this interesting and child-friendly look at endangered animals in the 21st century.
Available: OCTOBER 1ST 2018


SUNDAY JULY 29TH 2018

International Tiger Day


Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Animals, Zoo
What It Is About?: Zoe can't wait to meet the park's newest arrival, Tindu the tiger. But Tindu seems sad and refuses to leave his den.
Can Zoe dream up a plan to help Tanglewood's tiger feel happy in his new home?
Available: NOW


Title: A Tiger Called Tomas by Charlotte Zolotow (Illustrated by Marta Alvarez Miguens)
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Picture Book, Social Themes, Self Esteem
What It Is About? A new take on a classic story from Charlotte Zolotow—now featuring Spanish words and phrases


Once there was a little boy named Tomás.
He was very nice.


But when he and his family moved to a new house on a new street,
he took it into his head that the new people might not like him.


So he never left his stoop.


Shy Tomás is afraid to venture out into the neighborhood—until the night of Halloween. Because Tomás has the perfect tiger costume, complete with a mask that hides his identity. But Tomás will soon discover his costume doesn't hide him quite as well as he thinks…
Available: AUGUST 7TH 2018



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