The Book Bag

New Riveting Action and Suspense …

New Riveting Action and Suspense …

She’s Not There By Joy Fielding Ballantine. $27 An anniversary holiday to Mexico goes terribly wrong when one of Carole Shipley’s two young daughters disappears from a hotel suite while she and her husband are having a celebratory dinner downstairs. Hounded by the media for being an incompetent mother, Carole has never gotten over the […]

Books That Will Entice Young Readers …

Books That Will Entice Young Readers …

Splish, Splash, ZooBorns! By Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland Simon Spotlight. $16.99 Toddlers seem to be fascinated by animals, so this level one “Ready-to-Read” book should be a hit. Featuring a number of baby critters, such as a baby pygmy hippo, a young manatee, and little elephant, the simple text shares a little information about […]

An Early Holiday Gift for a Young Child …

An Early Holiday Gift for a Young Child …

The Best Parts of Christmas By Bethanie Deeney Murguia Candlewick Press. $14.99 There are plenty of picture books that extol the days leading up to Christmas and all the festive activities but this clever book goes one step further. Fritz, the book’s main character, loves the holiday and all the special activities like selecting a […]