Books Inc. Kids Blog

Happy Book Birthday to BLOOD RED ROAD

Cage fighting. Romance. A stunning, post-apocalyptic landscape. Revolution. What more could you ask for? Blood Red Road, the debut dystopian novel from Moira Young is something like a Hunger Games, True Grit mash-up featuring one of the butt-kickingest females around. Which moves Not Your Mother's Book Club to wonder, if put in a cage fight, who would win: Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen (who may struggle since her best asset is a bow and arrow, not great for cage fights), Trice from Divergent (we all know she can throw a good punch), or the new dystopian combat queen, Saba from Blood Red Road. Though Blood Red Road may be to dark for some people's taste, Not Your Mother's Book Club is thrilled to recommend it to all our friends. Though it may take some readers a chapter or so to habituate to the dialect, it's well worth the push.What follows is one of the most kinetic, exciting and memorable debuts of the year, great for the older teens who love some action with their summer reading.

Kid's Classic I Forgot to Read: The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

With our upcoming event with Tony Fucile, we couldn't help but be reminded of an awesome book that came out more than 40 years ago that's as good today as it was then: The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes. It was originally titled The Iron Man: A Story in 5 Nights, but the title was changed when the superhero superceded Hughes' novel in popularity. There's movie (that upcoming guest Tony Fucile worked on), which is AMAZING and every one should watch it, but is totally different than the book. And even if you've seen the movie (which I agree, is awesome) you should still read the book and hopefully you'll like it even a fraction as much we do. Fun, simple, full of startling and direct symbolic imagery, The Iron Giant is a great book for reluctant readers obsessed with Star Wars and the kids who can already read Harry Potter (with a parent) ages 7-10. Hughes, who was the poet laureate of the UK for many years, adeptly utilizes gorgeous visual metaphors that are accessbile to kids, but with room for growth. It's one of those books that will grow up with the child as thier reading skills develop and mature, and as such makes this a great book for parents and kids to read together and discuss. It was written especially to be read one chapter a night over five nights, making it the perfect story to read before bed.

This is Teen: RULES

Libba, Meg and Maggie will be signing as many SCHOLASTIC
PUBLISHED books PURCHASED AT BOOKS INC. as you
like. However, outside of that, they will only sign 2
non-Scholastic books per customer. Books must be purchased at
a Books Inc. location. The ladies will only be signing books, so
NO memorabilia and this includes but is not limited to: teeshirts,
scraps of paper, coffee mugs, your cousin’s favorite bra,
Kindles, Nooks, posters, buttons, promotional items or your hairless
cat. Your place in the signing line is determined by the
signing group designated on your ticket (just like Southwest Airlines)
so if you are in group A, you will be in the first group,
Group B, you will be in the second group, and so on.
 
Tickets can only be purchased through our Opera Plaza location (they're hosting the event) so call 415.776.1111 to reserve your spot NOW!
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