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Monday, August 6, 2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 8/6/2018 - 8/12/2018

Celebrate Every Day With Books 8/6/2018 - 8/12/2018

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 AUGUST 6TH 2018

Assistance Dog Day

Title: The Possibility Dogs by Susannah Charleson
Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets, Dogs
What It Is About?: After a grisly search-and-rescue operation led to troubling consequences for author Susannah Charleson, she found that her relationship with Puzzle, her search dog, made a surprising contribution to her own healing. Inspired by that experience, Charleson learned to identify abandoned dogs with service potential, plucking them from shelters and training them to work with disabled human partners, to whom the dogs bring assistance, comfort, and hope. (from Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: A Dog Called Hope by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis
Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets, Dogs
What It Is About?: "A Dog Called Hope" is the incredible story of a remarkable service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink. It is the story of one funny, lovable dog's power to heal a family and teach a wounded man how to be a true father. It is the story of an amazing dog with boundless loyalty who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of able-bodied humankind. It is the story of how one very special dog gave a man's life true meaning. Humorous, intensely moving, and uplifting, Jason and Nepal's heartwarming tale will brighten any day and lift every heart.”(from Goodreads)
Available: NOW






TUESDAY AUGUST 7TH 2018

National Lighthouse Day

Title: Lighthouse by R.G. Grant
Genre: Non-Fiction, Art, Architecture, Buildings
What It Is About?: Lighthouse is packed with extraordinary stories of human innovation, desperate shipwrecks, builders defying the elements and heroic sea rescues. Through more than 350 gorgeous vintage images and historic details, Lighthouse brings the golden age of seafaring alive.” (from Goodreads)
Available: NOW



Title: How Does A Lighthouse Work? By Roman Belyaev
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Technology, How Things Are Made
What It Is About?:How can we tell one lighthouse from another? What does a lighthouse keeper do? Where are the most unusual lighthouses in the world? Depart on an enchanting voyage with the school children in this book to discover the answers to these questions along with other fascinating facts about lighthouses and how they work. A charming journey through the science and history of lighthouses around the world.” (From Goodreads)
Available: NOW



WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8TH 2018


International Cat Day

Genre: Fiction, Juvenile, Animals, Cats
What It Is About?: Topher's amazing cat, Ka, has time-traveled again and left him yet another mysterious clue. Following his nose, Topher finds himself in Victorian London where the disease is rife and the Thames is clogged with stinking sewage!
There he discovers a plot to kill Joseph Bazalgette, the man who is trying to save the city. Determined to foil this foul plan, Topher must first escape from an arch-criminal and his den of thieves.” (From Goodreads)
Available: NOW




Title: The Zen Of Cat Walking by Clifford Brooks
Genre: Non-Fiction, Pets, Cats
What It Is About?: “Cultivate patience and appreciation for simple accomplishments. With step-by-step instructions, meditation guidance, and interviews with other successful catwalkers, you'll learn how cat walking can have a healthy impact on your life and the life of your feline companion.’(From Goodreads)
Available: SEPTEMBER 4TH 2018




THURSDAY AUGUST 9TH2018


Book Lovers Day

Title: A Literary Tea Party by Alison Walsh (Introduction by Sara Letourneau)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Cooking, Tea Time, Book Lovers
What It Is About?: Fire up your literary fancies and nibble your way through delicate sweets and savories with A Literary Afternoon Tea, which brings food from classic books to life with a teatime twist. Featuring fifty-five perfectly portioned recipes for an afternoon getaway, including custom homemade tea blends and beverages”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW


Title: Book Love by Debbie Tung
Genre: Humor, Comic Strips
What It Is About?: Book Love is a gift book of comics tailor-made for tea-sipping, spine-sniffing, book-hoarding bibliophiles. Debbie Tung’s comics are humorous and instantly recognizable—making readers laugh while precisely conveying the thoughts and habits of book nerds. Book Love is the ideal gift to let a book lover know they’re understood and appreciated.” (From Goodreads)
Available:  JANUARY 1ST 2019



FRIDAY AUGUST 10TH 2018


World Lion Day


Title: 10 Reasons To Love A Lion by Catherine Barr (illustrated by Hanako Clulow)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Animals, Lions
What It Is About?: Lions are magnificent animals! Did you know that lions are the only big cat to live in groups? Or that their roar can be heard for miles? Discover ten reasons why lions are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book. A must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.”(From Goodreads)
Available: NOW



Title: When The Last Lion Roars by Sara Evans
Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Animal, Big Cats
What It Is About?: Sara Evans considers the cultural significance of the Lion over thousands of years as well as its historic rise and fall as a global species. She also explores the many, and often complex, reasons that explain why numbers have plummeted so catastrophically in recent decades. As humans are the lion's only predator, she asks what is being done to reverse, or at least stem this hemorrhage?

By interweaving vivid personal encounters with Africa's last lions--from Kenya in the northeast to Botswana in the south--visits to breeding projects in the west and their protectors all over the continent, she hopes to answer this question as well as turn the spotlight on the plight of Africa's most iconic and mesmerizing animals.”(From Goodreads)

Available: SEPTEMBER 4TH 2018


SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH 2018

Celebrate Your Lakes Day

Title: Still Waters by Curt Stager
Genre: Non-Fiction, Nature, Ecosystems, Lakes
What It Is About?: Through decades of first-hand investigations, Stager examines the significance of our impacts on some of the world’s most iconic inland waters. Along the way, he discovers the stories these lakes contain about us, including our loftiest philosophical ambitions and our deepest myths. For him, lakes are not only mirrors reflecting our place in the natural world but also windows into our history, culture, and the primal connections we share with all life.”(From Goodreads)
Available:  NOW


Title: Lakes And Ponds! by Johannah Haney (illustrated by Tom Casteel)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Juvenile, Science, Nature, Lakes
What It Is About?: What kind of life can you find in lakes and ponds? In Lakes and Ponds! With 25 Science Projects for Kids, kids ages 7 to 10 explore the deep topic of these bodies of water—the life that teems in them, the history of their formation, and how they are changing as a result of climate change and human activity. Readers learn all about lakes and ponds while doing student-driven STEAM activities that promote the scientific method and allow for plenty of discovery through critical and creative thinking.” (From Goodreads)
Available: OCTOBER 12TH 2018



SUNDAY AUGUST 12TH 2018


Vinyl Records Day

Title: The Ultimate Guide To Vinyl And More by Dave Thompson
Genre: Non-Fiction, Music
What It Is About?: An in-depth and comprehensive guide to and history of music collecting, The Ultimate Guide to Vinyl and More traces the hobby from its beginnings over a century ago. The book features informative and entertaining sections on every significant format in which recorded music has been released and some that are now almost completely forgotten.” (From Goodreads)
Available: SEPTEMBER 25TH 2018



Title: Designed For Hi-Fi Living by Janet Borgerson & Jonathan Schroeder (Foreword by Daniel Miller)
Genre: Non-Fiction, Music, History, Criticism
What It Is About? How record albums and their covers delivered mood music, lifestyle advice, global sounds, and travel tips to midcentury Americans who longed to be modern.” (From Goodreads)
Available: OCTOBER 23RD  2018



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