The Book Bag

A Variety Of Selections For Young Readers

A Variety Of Selections For Young Readers

The UnFROGetable Costume Party (Doing Good Deeds) By Marsha Strong-Smith Available on Amazon .com for $9.95 Santa Cruz County resident Marsha Strong-Smith has authored a series of children’s books designed to empower youngsters to handle problem solving with ease and encourage dialogue with adults on a range of topics from telling the truth to assisting […]

Books For Readers With a Variety of Interests

Books For Readers With a Variety of Interests

Monsoon Summer By Julia Gregson Touchstone/Simon & Schuster. $25.99 Julia Gregson’s historical novels set in exotic settings have garnered readers who seek more than just a captivating story. As with her other award winning fiction, “Monsoon Summer” is about relationships tested by the tensions that often accompany the cultural and personal prejudices experienced when one […]

Books That Will Appeal To Youngsters

Books That Will Appeal To Youngsters

Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole Written by Lewis Carroll • Illustrated by Puybaret • Retold by Joe Rhatigan and Charles Nurnberg Imagine! / Charlesbridge $17.95 With the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” there are many interesting editions celebrating the publishing milestone. One of the more attractive volumes is this one that features a retelling of […]

New Legal Thrillers for Summer Reading

New Legal Thrillers for Summer Reading

Violent Crimes: An Amanda Jaffe Novel By Philip Margolin Harper. $26.99 Attorney Amanda Jaffe, the heroine of a series of legal thrillers by Philip Margolin, faces a serious ethical dilemma in this latest adventure. When the senior partner of a Portland, Oregon law firm is found dead and his son confesses to the crime, it […]

New Books For Young Readers

New Books For Young Readers

I Am Henry Finch By Alexis Deacon Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz Candlewick Press. $16.99 When you open this picture book you’ll discover a flock of finches that make a lot of noise no one really appreciates. That situation is suddenly altered when one of the birds named Henry decides to begin thinking for himself and […]

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