mmccoola@northshire.com's blog | Northshire Bookstore

mmccoola@northshire.com's blog

Matilda and Hans

Staff Pick Badge
Matilda and Hans Cover Image
By Yokococo, Yokococo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763664343
Availability: Special Order
Published: Templar - May 14th, 2013

Matilda is a perfectly good child. Hans is a total terror. These two couldn't be more different. When Hans releases all the animals from the zoo, Matilda does what any good citizen would and turns him in. How did Matilda know who did this deed? When Hans pulls off his mask, all will be revealed! Delightful fun from beginning to surprising end, kids will be clamoring for you to "read it again!" ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Rise of the Balloon Goons

Staff Pick Badge
Rise of the Balloon Goons: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #1) Cover Image
By Troy Cummings, Troy Cummings (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545493239
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 25th, 2013

When Alexander moves to a new town, he finds a Notebook profiling all sorts of scary creatures. Before too long, strange things begin to occur, and Alexander will need the Notebook of Doom if he's to save himself and his new town! Fact-paced, exciting, and humorous, The Notebook of Doom will have even reluctant readers excited for the next installment. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Summer Prince

Staff Pick Badge
The Summer Prince Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545417808
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - July 29th, 2014

This book has it all: romance, art, science-fiction, coming-of-age, and Johnson has created something truly original in her story. Let me just say, there are no bad guys in this book, only people who see the world in a different (yet still justified way). Forget about the dystopian vs. utopian; this book will steal your heart. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Fangirl

Staff Pick Badge
Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250030955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2013

Cather's completely different from her twin sister Wren. Cather would rather write fanfic than meet people. But when her sister's lifestyle catches up with her, her father has a crisis, and her absent mother shows up, Cather will need to come out of her shell and learn to live with people. With empathy and balance Rainbow Rowell writes of the realistic problems, revelations, and sweet moments of a college freshman in a novel that will hook anyone who grew up with Harry Potter mid-night release parties. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories

Staff Pick Badge
Patrick Eats His Peas and Other Stories: Toon Level 2 (Toon Books) Cover Image
By Geoffrey Hayes (Illustrator)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781935179344
Availability: Special Order
Published: Toon Books - August 6th, 2013

Patrick's adventures capture the funny, sweet, and naughty moments that may be found in any household on a daily basis. Geoffrey Hayes distills these moments, his clean dialogue and clear emotional indicators making Patrick's adventures easy to read for even the youngest readers. The expressive characters and soft illustrations capture the warmth and humor of everyday adventures, ones children will recognize from their own lives. A fine addition to a strong early reader series! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Flora and Ulysses

Staff Pick Badge
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, K. G. Campbell (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780763660406
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - September 24th, 2013

Take one comic-book reading girl, a squirrel with superpowers, a host of quirky characters, and the never-ending search for love. Mix together and you've got a romping adventure certain to wow readers of all ages. Acclaimed writer Kate DiCamillo manages to show the value inherent in all people, and all genres of literature, with one great book. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - mmccoola@northshire.com'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