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The Heist by Janet Evanovich
The Heist (Fox and O'Hare #1)
by Janet Evanovich (Goodreads Author)
read in July, 2013
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Janet Evanovich’s new novel is funny, entertaining, and perfect for hot summer days. The Heist is the first of a new Evanovich series, co-written with Lee Goldberg, called “The Fox and O’Hare Novels.” The series features FBI Special Agent, Kate O’Har...more
Inferno by Dan Brown
Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4)
by Dan Brown
read in July, 2013
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Dan Brown’s new novel Inferno came out recently, and I’m not (too) embarrassed to admit that I was looking forward to reading it. It seemed like a good summer read, and I liked his previous novels well enough. So, it’s with a little disappointment th...more
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Eleanor & Park
by Rainbow Rowell (Goodreads Author)
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Water Sings Blue by Kate Coombs
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Celebrate National Poetry Month by reading lots of verse for children. A new book of poems all by Kate Coombs entitled Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems will appeal to children who love the beach. The author grew up near the Pacific Ocean in California a...more
Outside Your Window by Nicola Davies
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Nicola Davies is a zoologist and an award-winning author who’s written many books for children. Of writing Outside Your Window, she says, “I cast off my grown-up self and found the me I was at five or six. From inside that younger self I could see th...more
The Complete Book of North American Owls by James Duncan
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Living next door to Oakland Cemetery, the nights in my neighborhood are usually pretty quiet. Unless the Great Horned Owls from Hickory Hill Park are out and about after dark. Then things get interesting. Their calls are enough to send my two indoor...more
Life After Life by Jill McCorkle
Life After Life
by Jill McCorkle
read in July, 2013
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It’s been 17 long years since Jill McCorkle published a work of fiction, but it’s been worth the wait. McCorkle, a North Carolina native, is an Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill author. That alone establishes her as a Southern author who merits attentio...more
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry by J. Patrick Lewis
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Edited by J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate, this new volume of children’s poetry about the animal world is a stand-out. 200 poems with beautiful color photographs of each animal comprise this collection produced by the National Geograp...more
Julie Andrews' Treasury for All Seasons by Julie Andrews Edwards
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Julie Andrews’ Treasury For All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year is a new compilation of children’s poems by many poets that have made a name for themselves. The poems are fairly short and would be good for elementary school children. I...more
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