Submitted by booksinckids on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 4:20pm
I’ve been obsessed with Patrick Ness since reading his Chaos
Walking Trilogy, which is just absolutely mind blowing (if you haven’t red it
yet, start now) so I obviously had to pick up his newest book.
13 year old Connor wakes up night after night from the same
nightmare which is so horrifying he is too terrified to put it into words, he
is bullied at school and his Mom is fighting terminal cancer even though she
won’t admit to him how truly sick she really is. He seeks solace in a Monster
who visits him during the night to tell him three stories and expects Connor to
tell him the fourth in return. I honestly feel like saying anything else about
this book would be a disservice to it because without wasting a word Ness has gives us a transcendent novel about a type of
grief and loss that none of us should have to suffer and how ultimately we can survive
Revied by Shannon, Senior Children's Book Buyer for Books Inc.
Submitted by booksinckids on Fri, 09/07/2012 - 12:54pm
new favorite grandpa/ma book. Even though you think Grandpa Frank is boring
because he dislikes anything new fangled, it’s amazing how interesting his
stories can be at show-and-tell. I love this British author’s illustration
style and how comforting this book can be for children who have not yet
connected with a grandparent.
--Reviewed by Summer from Books Inc. Laurel Village
Submitted by booksinckids on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:44am
Think you hate reading? Don’t get poetry? Don’t
think you’re a good writer? Well, take a glance inside the first few
pages of Love That Dog, my friend.
Seriously, these books are so good.
Even if you hate reading, even if you think the little tiny books are beyond
your reading level, even if you’re a grown up. Everyone will relate to
something in these stories. They have a journal-like, poetic quality, with
touching insights into the mind and thought process of a blossoming (at times
hesitant) young writer, reader and observer. Hate That Cat, puts a very
cool spin on the way we see, hear and read the world, and silently explains why
we’ll always need poetry.
BONUS FEATURE: There are many
well-loved poems included in each story, (check them out in the back of each
book) giving you a chance to learn them for the first time, or again with new
Submitted by booksinckids on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 4:22pm
Brian, of Books Inc. Laurel Village has the greatest story time voice of ALL TIME. Don't believe us? Watch this video and be amazed. Here, he reads from King Arthur's Very Great Grandson by Kenneth Kraegel.
Submitted by booksinckids on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 11:56am
This thrilling new picture book is not only
gut-bustingly hilarious, but could be used as a tool for kids to not be afraid
of things such as potty-training or the dark. This book not only had the
kids intrigued, but the parent's laughing! This story makes a fantastic read-aloud! Getting dramatic while reading this
book aloud is what makes it a new favorite storytime read of
Submitted by booksinckids on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 4:34pm
Here at Books Inc. on Chestnut, the proper, prim, unexplaining, and
unexplainable nanny, Mary Poppins is back on the scene. Mary Poppins is one
tough old bird, and those raised on Julie Andrews’ “spoonful of sugar” portrayal
in the movie will find the original book more like a brisk swig of vinegar. P.L
Traver’s book is one to read aloud and it stands the test of listeners of many
minds. Everybody believes in Mary Poppins - Michael and Jane Banks, the twin
babies, and the Starling, Mr. and Mrs. Banks, Bert the Matchman who is also a
pavement artist, and even the jolly uncle who sits on air! Fantastic without
whimsy or sweetness, and human without dwelling on the obvious, I predict that
long after some are forgotten, Mary Poppins will go on marching
triumphantly--umbrella, carpet bag and white gloves in hand. No parent or child
should miss his share of the fun, the beauty and magic it holds.