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
I had the
great pleasure of meeting Veronica Wolff at one of many N.Y.M.B.C fantastic
Author events, and I gotta say this woman is pretty darn spectacular. I had not
read her young adult series before I met her, but after meeting her I bought
the first two books and pre-ordered the third. I was awed and amazed by how
much I loved the story! I finished the first two books in 3 days, and was aching
for the third! These books are not only fast paced, but something is always
happening! I was never bored at any moment, and Iloved loved lovedthe main
character, Annelise! She is a snarky and sarcastic girl with a potty mouth and
tends to, on more than one occasion, put her foot in her mouth. She isn't
played off as this average girl, in fact she is a genius. Finding herself
boarding a plane and being taken to a mysterious island with an even more
mysterious hunk of a Scottish guy. She soon finds out she will be
attending a school where not only vampires are the headmasters but she is
training to be a deadly assassin. All the girls at this school are competing
against eachother to the death to climb up the ladder of becoming an honorable Watcher.
But all she wants to do is to get out of this dark and dreary rock, and in order to
do so, she must become a watcher so that she may escape. Easier said than done,
this series is brilliant! Not at all your typical vampire novel, these books
have something for everyone! They not only had me laughing out loud multiple
times, but they had me hanging onto every word on every page! The
cliffhangers are killer, literally, so make sure to have the next available
book in the series next to you! Bravo Veronica Wolff! Bravo! For Ages 14+
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