Keeping yourself, the kids
and your pets entertained
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt
Kid: A Memoir, by Bill Bryson. Bryson
was born in the middle of the 20th century
(1951), in the middle of the United States (Des
Moines, Iowa), in the middle of the largest
generation in American history (the baby
boomers). Like millions of his generational
peers, Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life
as a superhero. He ran around his house and
neighborhood wearing a jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that
served as his cape, leaping tall buildings in a
single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers—in his head—as the Thunderbolt Kid.
Here Bryson re-creates his early years—a life
at once completely familiar and as far away
and unreachable as another galaxy.
Dog Games: Fun and Games for Your
Clever Canine, by Mary Ray. Teach your
best friend to sit, lie down, beg, shake hands,
play dead and, best of all, fetch the remote
and bring it to you! You’ll be amazed at how
smart your dog is. This book is entertaining
and so rewarding: Your dog will love the atten-
tion, and you will love the results. Two other
books for you and your four-legged friend to
enjoy are Dancing with Dogs, by Mary Ray and
Sarah Whitehead, and Puppy School: 7 Steps to
the Perfect Puppy, by Gwen Bailey.
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The Beatrice Letters, by Lemony Snicket.
This collection of correspondence sheds light
on many of the mysteries surrounding Snicket
and A Series of Unfortunate Events. These letters reveal what Count Olaf was like as a boy,
what will happen in the 13th book and the
ingredients in a really good root beer float.
This set contains letters between Snicket and
Beatrice as well as letters of the alphabet hidden throughout the package; unscramble it
all to uncover what the future holds.
Mommy?, by Maurice Sendak. When a
little boy walks into a house of horrors, what
does he want? He wants his mommy! All the
monsters we know and love to be scared of are
here: Frankenstein, the mad scientist, Wolfman,
Dracula and goblins, too. This boy is on the
hunt and will not be stopped until he finds his
mommy. His search is interrupted only when
he shows the monsters a thing or two.
Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins in the Park,
Mary Poppins Opens the Door and Mary
Poppins Comes Back, by P.L. Travers.
From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at
Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is forever changed.
This classic series tells the story of the world’s
most beloved nanny, who brings enchantment and excitement with her everywhere she
goes. These new hardback editions will delight
readers of all ages. —Valerie Ryan
Little, Brown and Company / Hardcover
A V A I L A B L E
OCTOBER 9, 2006
Veteran bestseller Michael Connelly brings
readers another thrilling crime novel.
Detective Harry Bosch reopens one of his
own unsolved cases and comes face to
face with a psychotic killer he has been
seeking for 13 years. When the detective
discovers he missed a clue that might have
prevented nine other murders, Bosch’s
whole being as a cop begins to crack.
Receive $2 off at register on a Connelly
paperback with purchase of Echo Park.
Hyperion Books / Hardcover
The author of New York Times
bestsellers Tuesdays with Morrie and
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
returns with a beautiful, haunting
novel about the family we love
and the chances we miss.
Reader’s Digest / Hardcover
Taste of Home magazine—The #1
cooking magazine in the world
introduces a new cookbook!
The five-ring binder-style collection contains more than 1,200
kitchen-tested recipes and 700 color photographs. The Tasteof
Home Cookbook is a must-have resource for every home and an
ideal gift for holidays, birthdays and more. Free subscription to Taste
of Home magazine ($23.94 value) with purchase of cookbook.