Thursday, March 22, 2012

Janet's Five Titles That the March Winds Blew In

Blowin' in the Wind by Bob Dylan (Sterling Children's Books, $17.95)
For those of you unfamiliar with our three gems written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth, you and your child are in for a visual journey.  Follow the paper airplane as a metaphor for our hearts flying in the wind towards the answers each of us looks for in life.  A CD is included. 

Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson (Harper Collins, $19.99)
African American history written for age nine and older illustrated with the type of talent that captures a volume in each person's eyes.  The play of light in the portraits makes this a work of art.

Humble Homes, Simple Shacks, Cozy Cottages, Ramshackle Retreats, Funky Forts by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen (Lyons Press, $16.95)
"The new Triple-Caffeinated EXPANDED EDITION".  Tiny home lovers (like me) can dream their way through this book and "No," the wind will not blow your home over.

Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt (Harper Collins, $12.99)
Taken by the title, I happened to pick up this new arrival one day at the store and kept reading.  It is a simply written memoir by a gifted author about loss, family, and recovery, and, of course, making toast.

Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult, (Atria, $28.00)
Soon to be released, Lone Wolf is a study of the wolf family and a man whose study of that family keeps him hostage from his own family.  A good read when one tires of the tragic...I just happened to pick it up and kept reading.

Janet Elfant, March 2012

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