July Book buyers’ picks
reading while learning problem solving,
vocabulary and memory skills. Costco will be
selling two-packs of classic storybooks, such
as Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the
Hat, as well as new favorites such as Handy
Manny and Toy Story 3.
assistant buyer, books
Then Came You, by Jennifer Weiner. What I
love so much about this book is that it is very
much about family—how the families we are
born into might fail us and how the families
we create might save us. I imagine some readers will identify with Annie and her rivalry
with her sister, while others will see themselves in Jules, who ends up parenting her
own parent, or India, whose mother essentially abandoned her. Then Came You is satisfying not only because it’s filled with Weiner’s
signature humor, but because each woman
gets a second chance to build a better family.
—Shana Lind, assistant buyer, books
Agent X, by Noah Boyd.
Looking for a fresh, exciting
author? If recommendations from James Patterson,
Lee Child and Patricia
Cornwell offer a guiding
light, you will be thrilled
with Agent X, the second
book in Boyd’s Bricklayer series. But why take
my word for it? See for yourself, as former FBI
agent Steve Bail is pulled into a case where he
must identify and protect several moles before
the Russians get to them. Please note that this
title will be available July 26.
inventory control specialist, books
Activity Storybooks, from Learning Path.
With the Tag Pen from Leap Frog, kids can
make their favorite storybooks come to life.
Favorite characters guide children through
the story and help them discover a love for
1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Assortment, from
Eurographics. As a small child, I was told it
was my job to learn as much as I could. Ever
precocious, I took it very seriously. My patient
parents were always on the lookout for things
we could learn together. These jigsaw puzzles
would have fit the bill nicely. At 1,000 pieces,
they are perfect for older kids as well as kids
at heart. Learn about World War II aircraft, a
space shuttle takeoff or different breeds of
horses, or see a van Gogh painting come
together as you enjoy this classic form of fun.
—Jonna Erickson, assistant buyer, books
Additional titles available. Selection may vary by location.
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