Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Books For Review

Here's a sample of the books that have just arrived for review.  Check them out, then stop by our site soon to read the reviews.

Pride & Prejudice with a Side of Grits: A Southern-fried Version of Jane Austen's Classic by Jane Austen and Mary Calhoun Brown his modern adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel gives readers a deep-fried taste of their favorite characters.

My "what If?" Book by Tonya and Chad Walker My "What If?" Book takes a straight-forward approach to educating children about the threat of child predators and similar child safety issues. The text uses "what if?" questions to describe threatening situations that children may encounter in their daily lives, then provides appropriate responses in bold, vivid words designed to leave a lasting impression. The message in the text is reinforced with colorful, action-packed images that nearly jump off the pages. What makes My "What If?" Book unique is that it avoids the use of vague terms such as "stranger" that are often confusing to young children, and instead focuses on the circumstances the may pose a threat to children. The goal of My "What If?" Book is to stimulate discussion between parents and children that goes beyond the examples in the book. The initial pages of the book also provide a place for parents to list valuable information, such contact numbers, adults that the child can trust and a special code word that parents can designate in case of an emergency.

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus by S.G. Browne Andy Warner has just escaped from a zombie research facility in Portland, Oregon, where he’s been subjected to experimental testing for the past year. With Christmas just days away, Andy figures that donning a jolly old St. Nick costume to throw off his would-be captors is just the ticket. But he never expects to encounter a sweet, lonesome nine-year-old girl who not only reminds Andy of the family he’s lost but who thinks he’s the real Santa. He also doesn’t count on being recognized as last year’s national quasi-celebrity by a clandestine group of decaying supporters who look to him for leadership. For the living and the undead, this unforgettable holiday tale will truly put on display just who is gnawing and who is nice...

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