Member Blogs Archive > August 2016

  • from Journey of a Bookseller

    Prince Noah and the School Pirates by Silke Schnee, Heike Sistig (Illustrations)

    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:30:00 Permalink
    Noah is now old enough to go to school.  He's excited.  They go by boat and there's special one for each type of student.  Those who are regular boys and girls go on their assigned boats.  Noah is a prince so that's the boat he joins.  They also have boats for those who couldn't see well and those who had trouble walking.  So they set sail for school...Plough Publishing House and Library Thing sent me this book to review (thank you).  It is being published today.They have a pink boat for the girls but the boys get an orange boat?  Read More
  • from Books Tell You Why

    Read More Poetry: The Robert Frost Edition

    Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:00 Permalink
    We’ve often argued that the world needs to read more poetry. After all, without poetry we wouldn’t hear “Quoth the Raven, ‘Nevermore’” (Edgar Allan Poe), or be heartened by the fact that “You may kill me with your hatefulness,/But still, like air, I’ll rise.” (Maya Angelou), or learn all about “Alexander Hamilton/My name is Alexander Hamilton/And there’s a million things I haven’t done/But just you wait, just you wait…” (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Truly, the list of great poetic works is a lengthy one, and one that is still being added to. Today, we’d like to spotlight some of the best excerpts Read More
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