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Monday, July 9, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 7/9/2018 - 7/15/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 7/9/2018 - 7/15/2018

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 9TH 2018

Fashion Day

Title: The Fashion Designer by Nancy Moser
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Christian
What It Is About?: Annie and her colleagues give up their careers, risking everything to follow a shared passion: clothes that are both fashionable and functional for modern, busy women in 1912.
Personal and financial setbacks threaten to keep the business from ever selling a single dress and test old relationships and new romances. No one said it would be easy. But the promise of the American Dream holds a deep hope for those who work hard, trust God, and never give up.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: Fashion In The Middle Ages by Margaret Scott
Genre: Non-Fiction, Art, Fashion, History
What It Is About?: Much of what is known about medieval fashion is gleaned from the pages of manuscripts, which serve as a rich source of imagery. This volume provides a detailed look at both the actual fabrics and composition of medieval clothing as well as the period’s attitude toward fashion through an exploration of illuminated manuscripts in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. The last portion of the book is dedicated to the depiction of clothing in biblical times and the ancient world as seen through a medieval lens. Throughout, excerpts from literary sources of the period help shed light on the perceived role and function of fashion in daily life.
Available:  SEPTEMBER 11TH 2018




TUESDAY JULY 10TH 2018

Cow Appreciation Day

Title: The Secret Life Of Cows by Rosamund Young
Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Enivronment
What It Is About?: This gorgeously-illustrated book, which includes an original introduction by the legendary British playwright Alan Bennett, is the summation of a life's work, and a delightful and moving tribute to the deep richness of animal sentience.
Available: IN STORES NOW!



Title: The Cow With Ear Tag #1389 by Kathryn Gillespie
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Life Science
What It Is About?: To translate the journey from a living cow to a glass of milk into tangible terms, Kathryn Gillespie set out to follow the moments in the life cycles of individual animals—animals like the cow with ear tag #1389. She explores how the seemingly benign practice of raising animals for milk is just one link in a chain that affects livestock across the agricultural spectrum. Gillespie takes readers to farms, auction yards, slaughterhouses, and even rendering plants to show how living cows become food. The result is an empathetic look at cows and our relationship with them, one that makes both their lives and their suffering real.
Available: OCTOBER 22ND 2018



WEDNESDAY JULY 11TH 2018

National Swimming Pool Day

Title: Saturday Is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum (author and illustrator)
Genre: Fiction, Picturebook, Social Themes, New Experiences
What It Is About?:  Swimming lessons are on Saturdays, and every Saturday one little girl has a stomachache. When she gets to the pool it's loud, the floor is wet and slippery, and her swim cap is too tight. Her swimming instructor, Mary, says it's OK to sit by the edge if she doesn't want to get in the water this week. The next Saturday the girl has a stomachache again, but with Mary's gentle encouragement, she eventually manages to make it into the pool to practice her kicks.
Available:  IN STORES NOW!


Genre: Ficiton, Picturebook, Animals, Dogs
What It Is About?: It's Spot's first time ever swimming in a pool. Though he feels nervous at first, some support from Mom and friends means Spot is soon having fun in the sun--while staying cool in the pool!
Available: IN STORES NOW!


THURSDAY JULY 12TH 2018


Simplicity Day

Title: The Simplicity Of Cozy by Melissa Alvarez
Genre: Non-Fiction, Mind Body and Spirit, Personal Growth
What It Is About?: The Simplicity of Cozy is a beginner's guide to self-care that presents a variety of topics relating to and supporting cozy living, including mindfulness, simple ritual, home environment, relationship connections, and being in nature. Easy exercises and practical techniques are featured throughout, helping you make more soulful connections and find appreciation in all you are and all you experience.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: The Book Of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo
Genre: Non-Fiction, Philosophy, Eastern Thought
What It Is About?: Written over a century ago when Japan was abandoning its rich traditions to embrace the hysteria of colonization, this classic written by Okakura Kakuzo helped preserve the masterpieces of Japanese art and culture by illuminating the spirit of the Japanese Tea Masters.

The Book of Tea doesn't focus on the Tea Ceremony itself, but the Zen Buddhist thought behind it known as the Way of Tea or Chado.
Available: AUGUST 14TH 2018


FRIDAY JULY 13TH 2018


Embrace Your Geekness Day


Title: Geek Girl Rising by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business, Economics, Women In Business
What It Is About?: Meet the women who aren't asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it--building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising by Heather Cabot and Samantha Walvravens introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that's changing the way we live, work, and connect.
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: 64 Geeks by Chas Newkey-Burden
Genre: Non-Fiction, Technology & Engineering, History
What It Is About?: This book celebrates the 64 Best. Brains. Ever; the geeks who each played an essential part in taking humanity from mud huts to the world we live in today.
Available: NOVEMBER 6TH 2018


SATURDAY JULY 14TH 2018


Shark Awareness Day

Title: Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman (Illustrated by Scott Magoon)
Genre: Fiction, Picturebook, Sharks
What It Is About?: The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he? Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, our Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!
Available :IN STORES NOW


Title: Resurrecting The Shark by Susan Ewing
Genre: Non-Fiction, Science, Paleontology
What It Is About?: In 2010, tattooed undergraduate student and returning Iraq War veteran Jesse Pruitt became seriously smitten with a Helicoprion fossil in a museum basement in Idaho. These two bizarre-shark disciples found each other, and an unconventional band of collaborators grew serendipitously around them, determined to solve the puzzle of the mysterious tooth whorl once and for all.
Available:  IN STORES NOW



SUNDAY JULY 15TH 2018


National Ice Cream Day

Title: Saffron Ice Cream by Rashin (author and illustrator)
Genre: Fiction, Picturebook, Social Themes, Emigration & Immigration
What It Is About?: Rashin is excited about her first visit to the beach in her family's new home. On the way there, she remembers what beach trips were like in Iran, the beautiful Caspian Sea, the Persian music, and most of all, the saffron ice cream she shared with her best friend, Azadeh. But there are wonderful things in this new place as well -- a subway train, exciting music... and maybe even a new friend!
Available: IN STORES NOW


Title: The Ice-Cream Makers by Ernest Van Der Kwast
Genre: Fiction, Literary
What It Is About?: In a heartwarming tale that weaves history with lore and poetry with delicious recipes, The Ice-Cream Makers paints a century-long, multigenerational portrait of a family wrestling with their identity and how to ensure their legacy.
Available: JULY 24TH 2018



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