Thursday, April 5, 2012

Books Just 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.  Enjoy!

I Hardly Ever Wash My Hands: The Other Side of OCD by JJ Keeler
This light-hearted yet serious and comforting look at OCD lets some light into the closet of sufferers

The Klampie Mystery by Luis Rodriguez Samantha and her parents go on an adventure ‘down under’ to Australia. Samantha gets a stuffed koala and names it "Klampie" since his arms clamp onto anything, like a real koala. Follow Samantha as she is amazed by the differences between the two countries. And then something unexpected happens on the plane ride home—the koala on Samantha's backpack turns out to be a real…a real mystery! 

The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican by Catherine Fletcher In 1533 the English monarch Henry VIII decided to divorce his wife of twenty years Catherine of Aragon in pursuit of a male heir to ensure the Tudor line. He was also head over heels in love with his wife’s lady in waiting Anne Boleyn, the future mother of Elizabeth I. But getting his freedom involved a terrific web of intrigue through the enshrined halls of the Vatican that resulted in a religious schism and the formation of the Church of England. Henry’s man in Rome was a wily Italian diplomat named Gregorio Casali who drew no limits on skullduggery including kidnapping, bribery and theft to make his king a free man. In this absorbing narrative, winner of the Rome Fellowship prize and University of Durham historian Catherine Fletcher draws on hundreds of previously-unknown Italian archive documents to tell the colorful tale from the inside story inside the Vatican. 

The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel by Dan Jolley A deadly virus killed every adult on Earth, leaving only us kids behind. My parents are gone, so I'm responsible for my little brother, Todd. I have to make sure we stay alive. Many kids are sick or starving, and fierce gangs are stealing and destroying everything they find. Lots of people have given up, but here on Grand Avenue, some of us are surviving. Because of me. 

Tae Kwon Do: Korean Foot and Fist Combat (Martial Arts Sports Zone)by Garrison Wells Did you know that tae kwon do combines martial arts from Korea and Japan? In the 1930s, a Korean martial artist combined Korean taekkyon with karate. The new self-defense style gained followers in the 1950s. In modern times, tae kwon do has fans worldwide and is a challenging amateur sport.

Relationship Smarts: How to Navigate Dating, Friendships, Family Relationships, and More by Joyce Markovics Relationships. Sometimes they're great, and sometimes they're difficult--but the world would be a mighty lonely place without them. Did you know that humans are wired to have relationships? And that we benefit from all types of connections--from romantic relationships and close friendships to family bonds and even the casual ties we have with our acquaintances?

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