The Book Bag

Informative non-fiction for the curious reader …

Informative non-fiction for the curious reader …

The World’s Top 500 Airports By David Wragg Haynes. $52.95 (Rating: Excellent) Whether you are seasoned traveler or are just an aviation enthusiast, David Wragg’s “The World’s Top 500 Airports” is a reference book you will enjoy spending hours paging through. You’ll find brief histories of each featured airport, details of runways and terminals, the […]

Picture books galore for young readers …

Picture books galore for young readers …

Take Me to Your BBQ By Kathy Duval Illustrated by Adam McCauley Hyperion/Disney. $16.99 (Ages 4 and older) Get ready for some extraterrestrial fun as you visit Willy’s farm for a little barbecue. You aren’t the only one interested in some delicious charred meat, chili, taters and greens. Nope, not by a long shot! Look […]

Fiction for all tastes …

Fiction for all tastes …

Villa Triste By Lucretia Grindle Grand Central. $14.99  (Rating: Very Good) Set in 1943 during the occupation of Italy and 2006, this suspense story switches back and forth between two sisters involved with the Partisan Movement against the Nazis during World War II and the recent deaths of some of the past heroes of the […]

Non-fiction for kids …

Non-fiction for kids …

Why Is Milk White? & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions By Alexa Coelho and Simon Quellen Field Chicago Review Press. $14.95 (Ages: 9 and up) This clever book is the product of a collaboration between an eleven-year-old Los Gatos girl and her neighbor. Alexa came up with the chemistry questions and Simon agreed to answer them. […]

No April Fool’s Joke

No April Fool’s Joke

These are good reads for every taste … The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die – A Dr. Siri Mystery By Colin Cotterill Soho Crime. $25.95 (Rating-Very Good) If you enjoy exotic settings and characters that don’t travel the beaten path, you’ll love this thriller set in Laos and featuring Dr. Siri Paiboun, the country’s newly retired national […]

Action, adventure and intriguing characters …

Action, adventure and intriguing characters …

By Robert Francis Murder Below Montparnasse By Clara Black Soho Crime. $25.95 (Rating-Very Good) Parisian private investigator Aimee Leduc is operating the business her grandfather started. On her office wall is a commendation from the Louvre that the founder of the agency received decades ago for recovering a stolen Degas. Now it is Aimee’s turn […]

Feb. 1st 2013 – From vampires and party girls to former Nazi operatives and winter secrets…

Feb. 1st 2013 – From vampires and party girls to former Nazi operatives and winter secrets…

The Blood Gospel By: James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell William Morrow. $27.99 (Rating-Excellent) James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell collaborate on a gothic tale that will make vampire fiction fans howl in delight. The aftermath of an earthquake in Masada, Israel, uncovers a long buried tomb that holds some remarkable and dangerous secrets. A trio of […]

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