Monday, September 30, 2013

Books In For Review

Here's a sample of the books that have just come in for review.  Check them out and then stop by our review site, Feathered Quill Book Reviews, in a few weeks to read the reviews.


Macaroni and Cheese Vol 1 by Stacie Isabella Volume 1 is the first of six volumes in the Macaroni and Cheese Anthology. Inspirational stories and songs for children and their parents designed to champion a child's unique view of the world. Volume 1 contains three stories with all different illustrative styles + two original groovy tunes songs + a narrated audio version, each with a different voice and a suggested activities page to further weave these character building concepts into your children's awareness; how to cultivate gratitude, being your best in the world even when the world might not be its best, self-esteem.

Eyes in This World by Ray Melnik Five humans and one AI are on an extraordinary mission to unlock the secrets of the cosmos. It takes the one among them least able to experience it, to help them understand. In what might be their final chance to unlock the collective knowledge of an alternate reality, they choose compassion for a friend. Five people searching science for the answer; but all of them were finding it within themselves.

Turk Stillwater by Nicole Helget Clement and Angel are fraternal twins separated at birth; they grow up in the same small, frontier logging town of Stillwater, Minnesota. Clement was left at the orphanage. Angel was adopted by the town’s richest couple, but is marked and threatened by her mother’s mental illness. They rarely meet, but Clement knows if he is truly in need, Angel will come to save him. Stillwater, near the Mississippi River and Canada, becomes an important stop on the Underground Railroad. As Clement and Angel grow up and the country marches to war, their lives are changed by many battles for freedom and by losses in the struggle for independence, large and small.

Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History Without the Fairy-Tale Endings by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie You think you know her story. You’ve read the Brothers Grimm, you’ve watched the Disney cartoons, you cheered as these virtuous women lived happily ever after. But the lives of real princesses couldn’t be more different. Sure, many were graceful and benevolent leaders—but just as many were ruthless in their quest for power, and all of them had skeletons rattling in their royal closets. Princess Stephanie von Hohenlohe was a Nazi spy. Empress Elizabeth of the Austro-Hungarian empire slept wearing a mask of raw veal. Princess Olga of Kiev murdered thousands of men, and Princess Rani Lakshmibai waged war on the battlefield, charging into combat with her toddler son strapped to her back. Princesses Behaving Badly offers minibiographies of all these princesses and dozens more. It’s a fascinating read for history buffs, feminists, and anyone seeking a different kind of bedtime story.