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Holiday all the Way

Jingle bells. Jingle bells. Jingle all the the Northshire Bookstore and these great holiday titles! (READ MORE)

Llama Llama Jingle Bells Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780451469809
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 21st, 2014

A fatal day in May

On May 1,1915, the Lusitania, one of the world’s finest and fastest ocean liners, pulled away from Pier 54 in New York and headed out into the Atlantic with 1,959 people on board. The ship’s destination was Liverpool, but it only made it as far as the southern tip of Ireland, where the Lucy, as she was affectionately known, crossed paths with a German submarine. Her destruction was merciless and quickly over, accomplished with one torpedo that was immediately followed by a massive internal explosion. She disappeared beneath the chilly waters of the Irish Sea in only 18 minutes, leaving hundreds of men, women, and children adrift in the ocean, hoping against hope that help would come in time. (READ MORE)

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307408860
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - March 10th, 2015

Standing up for Freedom

Two people of Pakistan stood up for freedom and education. They were not politicians or even adults. They were Iqbal and Malala. Two children who wanted the rights given to others.

In Jeanette Winter's newest picture book, Malala A brave Girl from a Pakistan/Iqbal A Brave Boy from Pakistan, we are introduced to these two powerful stories. Open the book on one side: we see Malala Yousafzai. She spoke out so girls could go to school. Flip it over and we see Iqbal Masih. He spoke out against child slavery in the carpet trade. (READ MORE)

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Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781481422949
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Beach Lane Books - November 4th, 2014

The man who wanted magic

“He went into the taboos of the heart and let us know that we don’t have to carve out of our souls the things that society wants us to amputate.” -- Elizabeth Ashley

While Tennessee Williams’ professional life could reasonably be divided into two major periods that might be called the pre and the post Iguana phases, his personal life enjoyed no glorious archs at all. His father, whom everyone called CC, was always distant and verbally abusive and his vocal disapproval of his gentle-natured younger son did not diminish as Tom (who had renamed himself Tennessee) assumed his rightful place among the giants of the American theater. His mother, the formidably frigid Edwina, although armored in inch-thick plates of self righteousness, chose to cast herself as a fragile magnolia blossom withering under life’s scorching sun. CC and Edwina may have provided their three offspring with arid, miserable childhoods, but they also unknowingly gifted Tom with a first-hand access to a veritable wellspring of destructive and dysfunctional behavior that he liberally drew from during his long writing career. (READ MORE)

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Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393021240
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2014

Town of many secrets

Everyone has secrets, although the frequency of occurrences or the degrees of darkness may differ from person to person. Even the shimmering California sunshine can’t cast a flattering light on the secrets harbored by the various participants in Tinseltown, William J. Mann’s new book about one of Hollywood’s most intriguing officially unsolved murders. The shooting of any prominent person causes an exorbitant amount of publicity, most of it as unproductive as it is unwanted, but the death of director William Desmond Taylor in his upscale Los Angeles apartment on February 1, 1922 was particularly notable for its bad timing. (READ MORE)

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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062242167
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - October 14th, 2014

Tricks, Treats and (not so) Scary Surprises

Trick or Treat! And today's treats are all some of my new favorite Halloween Tales. We have a brave monster. A little ghost looking for a haunt. A Llama ready to have some fun. A favorite spooky poet of mine. A special black cat (and witch) and one crazy little seed!

Not Very Scary by Carol Brendler (illustrated by Greg Pizzoli): Melly is a brave monster. Afraid of nothing. However, the bumps in the night cause her a little concern as she goes to her cousins house for a big surprise! The season of Halloween comes alive as Melly proves she isn't scared...well...maybe a little bit....(READ MORE)

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Not Very Scary Cover Image
By Carol Brendler, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374355470
Availability: Special Order
Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 12th, 2014


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