JSessions's blog

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.

The Times I Knew I Was Gay by Eleanor Crewes - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Times I Knew I Was Gay Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781982147105
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Scribner - October 6th, 2020

This is less of a coming out story and more of a "coming into yourself" story. Crewes narrates their story in simple, but detailed illustrations and text. The reader is taken on their own journey of learning who we are really meant to be while Crewes takes their own. There is a charm and story that will be relatable to almost everyone who has wondered about “the times they knew” about themselves. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) by Amy Timberlake - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Skunk and Badger (Skunk and Badger 1) Cover Image
By Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781643750057
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Skunk and Badger are The Really Odd Couple. Timberlake created a book that has an old school/old world feeling to it. When two opposites are made to live with each other, the feathers fly (and not just from the chickens Skunks invites over). There is stink humor, a little danger and a lot of antics readers ages 7 to 10 can find a good time. It also would make for a fun read aloud by doing a chapter or two a night. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian by Tim Probert - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

Probert puts fantasy staples throughout, with modern themes, hints of classic tales and wraps it up all in a sparsely texted story that is beautifully illustrated. This charming graphic novel is a fast-paced story that is great for the 10 to 14-year-old reader (of course, adults must read, too). Friendship has never been so sweet or funny. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Measuring Up Cover Image
By Lily LaMotte, Ann Xu (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062973863
Availability: Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperAlley - October 27th, 2020

This sweet story about family, balancing the old culture with a new one, food (lots of food), friendship and so much more has diverse, spunky characters who might not be as different (or confident) as they first seem. And did I mention it has food? Love of family, tradition and trying to make a place for oneself all comes together in a fun graphic novel for the eight to twelve crowd. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Yawns Are Coming! by Christopher Eliopoulos - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Yawns Are Coming! Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984816306
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Dial Books - April 28th, 2020

This is a cute story about two best friends wanting to play all night long at a sleepover, but how the Yawns (and their friends) have other plans. While the kids bravely fight the Yawns, they are no match for THE YAWNS! Great images complement the story. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - JSessions's blog
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs