Staff Review - Jeanette

Jeanette - Special Orders in Manchester

After a long day of cruisn’ through the various adventures in life (Indiana Jones has nuttin’ on me), nothing hits the spot like…chocolate. But once you say chocolate that’s all you need say. So these pages are dedicated to a few of my other passions: alligator wrestling, bull riding, reading books (big books, little books, picture books, no pictures books, even little black books), listening to music (from A to Z and back again) and a variety of other things. So take a minute to browse some of my faves and I hope they become some of yours.


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ISBN: 9781442482715
Availability: IN WAREHOUSE - Usually Ships in 1-5 Business Days
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 4th, 2014

A powerful tale of Will's connection to teen deaths at his new school will have readers amazed. A mixture of supernatural, harsh reality and questions on fate, hope, "freewill" and what this all means, make this a novel and an adventure not soon forgotten. A Michael Printz Honor book for 2002. For ages 12 up. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Two Ladies, Two Stories

I was looking for books the other day to read. And one of my coworkers pointed out Jane, the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt. The way she recommended it to me was: everyone on staff who has read this has loved it!

High praise I thought. She went on to tell me a little about it. It is a beautiful graphic novel/ picture book about girl’s friendship body image and Jane Austen. Great message about self image and the power of friendship.

So, now I am passing along this book to you! I hope you enjoy it! And let us know….we want to add to our recommendation on it: Every one of our customers who has read this has also loved it!

But I haven’t had a chance yet to read Jane, The Fox & Me because I was too busy reading The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmory. (READ MORE)

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By Fanny Britt, Isabelle Arsenault (Illustrator), Christine Morelli (Translator)
ISBN: 9781554983605
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Published: Groundwood Books - September 1st, 2013

Delights Ring Out on the Page

As you know from my blogs, I usually deal with children and young adult books. Reading in these genres has always been a passion of mine.  But today I need you to be in a comfortable spot, preferably sitting, since I will introduce you to something a little different: two adult poets. Yes. Adult. Both of these men are very different in their style of writing. But both are equally amazing.

Ted Kooser paints wonderful word imagery in Delights & Shadows. Such gems as Tattoo; Mourners, Praying Hands, A Spiral Notebook and A Happy Birthday might be short in nature, but pack a real punch! The modern voice makes them perfect for long-time poetry readers and those being introduced for the first time. Kooser deals with many subjects, including his own mortality, but has created many poems that are truly alive! (READ MORE)

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ISBN: 9781556592010
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 1st, 2004

Shards and Ashes

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ISBN: 9780062098450
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins - February 19th, 2013

These fantastic collections for dystopian short stories by nine of today’s amazing authors take you on journeys on what it means to be human: especially when the old definitions are gone. The ultimate short story collection for all readers ages 14 up. Includes Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Carrie Ryan, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Wonder Light: Unicorns of the Mist

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ISBN: 9781402298981
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 1st, 2014

Twig is sent to a pony ranch for troubled girls. It is housed on an island that looks and feels haunted. Her first day has Twig seeing an otherworldly bird and what she assumes is a ghost boy! Little does Twig know how real the boy is or the amazing and unusual people, places and friends she will soon encounter when she learns that the island not only has the horses the girls take care of, but unicorns as well. Russell combines the seemingly magical and realistic with a spiritualism that allows the reader to enter a very enchanting world. Ages 9 to 13. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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