Fall is here and the kids are (finally) back in school. Although we may not miss doing homework and papers ourselves, we are slightly nostalgic for the new books and afterschool snacks that magically appeared in front of us. Think of these latest offerings from our newest publishing partners as your grown-up version of both. You’ll have to find your own Fruit Roll-Ups® though.
- The Believer’s Daughter (The Treadwell Academy Novels Book 2) by Caitlyn Duffy (Lovestruck Literary) Told from Grace’s point of view, book 2 continues the wildly popular teen saga set in a Massachusetts all-girl boarding school.
- Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory (Spencer Hill Publishing) Nominated for the 2016 Louisiana Teen Readers’ Choice Award. This contemporary story follows three teens coming together as their families fall apart.
- Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil (Peachtree Publishers) Sam believes that everything he needs to know he can learn from the movies. But perhaps he’s been watching the wrong ones.
- The Stonehenge Letters by Harry Karlinsky (Coach House Books) The archives of a secret competition, sponsored by Alfred Nobel, to “solve” Stonehenge are as compelling as the monument itself.
- Confessions of a Self-Help Writer by Benjamin DeHaven (Lagniappe Publishing) A comic, devastating novel loosely based on actual events.
- Lamb in His Bosom by Caroline Miller (Peachtree Publishers) 1934 Pulitzer Prize Winner; first author from Georgia to win the award.
- The Perfect Assassin by Ward Larsen (Oceanview Publishing) With the precision of a sharpshooter, author Ward Larsen weaves an intricate tale of espionage and intrigue.
HISTORY, SOCIETY & CULTURE
- Legends of the Ancient World: Odysseus by Charles River Editors (Charles River Editors) Short exploration of one of the most fascinating and enduring figures in classical mythology.
- Trafalgar and Waterloo by Charles River Editors (Charles River Editors) Short history of two of the most important battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
- A Few Lawless Vagabonds by David Bennett (Casemate Publishers) An account of the three-way relationship between Ethan Allen, the Republic of Vermont (1777–1791) and the British in Canada during the American Revolution.
- The Trouble with Brunch: Work, Class and the Pursuit of Leisure by Shawn Micallef (Coach House Books) What do your Eggs Benedict say about your attitudes towards social status and leisure?
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson (Primal Blueprint Publishing) Forget everything you knew about diet, exercise, and health. It’s time to get back to the beginning…
- What Is God? Rolling Back the Veil by Christine Horner (In the Garden Publishing) This provocative book merges science and spirituality. Nominated for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
- The Journey Home: Awakening in the Dream Vol. 2 (In the Garden Publishing) A global collaborative open book project in its third year.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
- Dangerous Oddsby Marisa Lankester (Cappucino Books Publishing) The explosive, never been told, behind the scenes look into the world of illegal sports betting, revealed by an insider, who happens to be a woman.
- The Life and Legacy of James Joyce by Charles River Editors (Charles River Editors) Short, readable biography of the high priest of Modernist literature.
- Shade It Black: Death and After in Iraq by Jess Goodell with John Hearn (Casemate Publishers) Goodell helps us better understand how PTSD affects female veterans in a unique account of America’s current wars overseas.
- The Lieutenant Don’t Know by Jeffrey Clement (Casemate Publishers) One Marine’s account of warfare and combat logistics in Afghanistan.
- The Zebra Said Shhh by M.R. Nelson, illustrated by Tamia Sheldon (Xist Publishing) When a sleepy zebra wants to go to bed, he must convince the other zoo animals that it’s time to say good night.
- Time to Get Ready, Bunny! by Brenda Ponnay (Xist Publishing) A cute and funny look at the back-to-school morning routine of kids everywhere.
- Johnny Appleseed by Carol Ottolenghi (Carson-Dellossa Publishing) Retelling of the life of John Chapman by award-winning author.
- BUSY! Insects: Level 1 by Lisa Kurkov (Carson-Dellossa Publishing) The Spectrum Readers are the perfect Common Core aligned tool to support development of nonfiction reading.