Celebrate Every Day With Books 7/30/2018 - 8/5/2018
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 30TH 2018
International Friendship Day
Title: The Friendship Challenge by Tim Scott & Trey Gowdy
Genre: Non-Fiction, Religious, Social Issues
What It Is About?: The Friendship Challenge is a six-week guide, helping individuals and groups promote racial reconciliation in their communities--one person at a time, one friendship at a time. The first week prepares individuals and groups to reach out to a person on the other side of the racial divide, whether it is a person at work or in a nearby church. The next five weeks take that small group through a study that fosters true reconciliation--the kind of reconciliation Jesus showed in his own life and death.
Title: Blood Brothers by Deanne Stillman
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, United States, 19th Century
What It Is About?: An iconic friendship tale like no other, Blood Brothers is a timeless story of people from different cultures who crossed barriers to engage each other as human beings.
Available: OCTOBER 23RD 2018
TUESDAY JULY 31ST 2018
World Ranger Day
Title: Hey Ranger! By Jim Burnett (Foreword by Tom Kiernan)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Humor, Travel
What It Is About?: In his thirty years with the National Park Service, Jim Burnett has seen it all: boat ramp mishaps that have sent cars into the water; skunks in the outhouse and bears at the dumpster; visitors looking for the bridge over the Grand Canyon.
Title: Park Ranger’s Guide To Nature & Wildlife Photography by Douglass Owen
Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Animals, Wildlife
What It Is About?: In this guide, readers everywhere can take advantage of the same training and master the field craft that enables top photographers to great wildlife shots—even with modest gear.
Available: DECEMBER 15TH 2018
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1ST2018
Women Astronomers Day
Title: Look Up! by Robert Burleigh (Illustrated by Raul Colon)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Picture Book, Science, Astronomy
What It Is About?: An astronomer of her time called Henrietta Leavitt “one of the most important women ever to touch astronomy,” and another close associate said she had the “best mind at the Harvard Observatory.” Henrietta Leavitt's story will inspire young women and aspiring scientists of all kinds and includes additional information about the solar system and astronomy.
Title: Maria Mitchell And The Sexing Of Science by Renee Bergland
Genre: Non-Fiction, History, Women, Science
What It Is About?: There are a number of intellectual women from the 19th century whose crucial roles in the philosophical, social, and scientific debates that roiled the era have not been fully examined. Among them is the astronomer Maria Mitchell.
THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND 2018
Title: How Do Dinosaurs Learn To Read? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
Genre: Fiction, Children’s, Picture Book, Dinosaur
What It Is About?: Children sometimes feel the task of learning to read is overwhelming, but the winning combination of rhyme and illustrations here provide a perfect way to present the subject in a comical, engaging, and nonjudgmental way. The contrast of enormous dinosaurs in kid-sized bedrooms (with human parents) adds irresistible humor as families explore the do's and don'ts of reading. Both practical and engaging, this book shows dinosaurs getting into all sorts of reading-related trouble! But of course, in the end, the dinosaurs learn how to carefully handle their books, read out loud, and read a lot!
Title: Dictionary Of Dinosaurs by Dr. Matthew G. Baron(Editor) and Dieter Braun(Illustrator)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Animals, Dinosaurs
What It Is About?: Find out about every dinosaur that’s ever been discovered in this Dictionary of Dinosaurs! From Aardonyx to Zuniceratops, read about when they lived, where they lived, what they ate and much more. Featuring epic artwork from Dieter Braun, and up-to-date facts from top dinosaur experts. Includes the world's best-loved dinosaurs such as Diplodocus, T-rex, Triceratops, Velociraptor, Stegosaurus, and Brachiosaurus.
Available: OCTOBER 2ND 2018
FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD 2018
International Beer Day
Title: The Ultimate Guide To Beer Cocktails by Jon & Lindsay Yeager
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Beverages, Beer
What It Is About?: The experts at PourTaste, with their years of training and dedication to the art of mixology, teach readers how to combine the beauty (and bubbles) of beer and the spirit of spirits to create refreshing new additions to any bartender's repertoire. Included in this book are lush full-color photographs and step-by-step recipes to help educate readers on how to sling these delicious (and welcome) new members of the mixology scene.
Title: Beer Yoga by Bier Yoga
Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Fitness, Yoga
What It Is About?: The perfect remedy for a new found health kick. It's no longer a decision between drinking the night away and having fun or stretching out and living clean. We combine two of the most perfect things and show you how to marry drinking and yoga at home. Yes, it's BEER YOGA. BierYoga started the craze in Berlin, a liquid yoga sensation that spread around the globe. they have helped us put together 15 poses for some DIY beer yoga action. Perfect for yoga beginners or the more trained mind. All you need to do is lumber up and grab a bottle.
Available: OCTOBER 9TH 2018
SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH 2018
Title: Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom by Hardie Grant
Genre: Non-Fiction, Reference, Quotes
What It Is About?: Pocket Frida Kahlo Wisdom is an inspiring collection of some of her best quotes on love, style, life, art and more, and celebrates the Mexican icon's immense legacy.
Title: She Persisted: Quotes To Motivate + Inspire by Becca Cahan(Illustrator)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Social Science, Women Studies
What It Is About?: Courage. Persistence. Heart. Soul. Wisdom. Women are changing the world and these beautifully illustrated words not only embody today's woman but are sure to inspire women of all ages across the world.
Available: SEPTEMBER 4TH 2018
SUNDAY AUGUST 5TH 2018
International Forgiveness Day
Title: Can I Tell You About Forgiveness by Liz Gulliford (Illustrated by Rosy Salaman)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Social Topics, Emotions & Feelings
What It Is About?: This illustrated book is the ideal conversation starter for children aged 7+ to explore what forgiveness means, what it is and isn't and when it might and might not be appropriate.
Title: Greatest Forgiveness by Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha
Genre: Non-Fiction, Body, Mind & Spirit, Spiritualism
What It Is About? Greatest Forgiveness will provide every reader with practices and exercises that will enable them to forgive themselves and others. There is no emotion more effective for healing than forgiveness. Forgiveness practices will enhance your relationships with your children, your parents, and those closest to you. The greatest Valentine’s Day gift you can give your loved one is the gift of forgiveness. This book is a precious jewel for use throughout the year.
Available: FEBRUARY 5TH 2019