Hey, New Picks!
has been selling Children's books for eight years now. Powered by coffee
and poetry (not necessarily in that order, depending on the day), she
enjoys spending time with photography, natural history museums, old
maps and the stories of those who created them, animals in their natural
environments, and tales of travels afar, far afar...
Did we mention poetry? In fact, Michelle (or C. M. Frost, as she is
known professionally) has recently released a new chapbook of poems
all streets are blissful like this
air smells of laundry.
C. M. Frost from Scarecrow
Mike's Guide to the Real Oregon Coast by Michael
Burgess with disturbing illustrations by Steve McLeod
Michael Burgess is the owner of Cannon Beach Books and author of "Uncle
Mike's Therapy Page" in the local rag Upper Left Edge out of Cannon
Beach. I've given this book to friends and relatives not living in Oregon
too many times to count. It's a perfect gift. Informative and funny as hell,
it tells the real story behind those adorable seals and picturesque gulls, and
also about the beach before, during, and after tourist attacks. I doubt you
could read a page in this book without chuckling in agreement.
on the Edge by Sally
Another perfect holiday gift for locals as well as out-of-towners you want
to impress. Sally not only illustrates the Pacific Northwest flora and fauna,
but uses her wit and humor to caption the lovely illustrations. One of my fave
Oregon books this year. Every time I visit the coast I sit at Manzanita News
and Coffee and read the cafe copy of this book
Cold Day in Paradise by Steve
murder mystery set in Paradise, Michigan. A convicted murderer locked away for
years seems, by the "trademarks" found at the scenes of each murder,
to have reappeared. A quick and satisfying read.
New York Trilogy by Paul
Amazing psychological twists will keep you guessing and leave you spellbound
as you wind your way through these three stories. It's not a new release but
worth discovering if you haven't already.
of America by Lorrie
Okay, so I'm late in discovering Ms. Moore's stories. But now that I have,
I shall read them until I've read them all. This collection of her short stories
is sure to please all but the most surly reader. These lives of ordinary folk
in extraordinary circumstances, both tragic and hilarious, will stay in your
mind for days.
of the Wild by John
& Ann Hassett
This children's picture book, which I have sold to several of my coworkers,
tells the story of a small dog who befriends a lonely man in the park. From
then on, they meet daily for walks in the great outdoors. The whimsy of these
illustrations will win you over at first glance. Good gift for ages 3-6, and
of course all adults.
A British novelist making his debut in young adult fiction tells the
story of a young boy adjusting to a recent move, his younger sister's illness,
and making new friends. But the real story begins when he discovers someone
or something sleeping in the back of the garage. Suspense and magic will hold
your interest throughout. Not just for kids.