THE BOOK NOOK

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Are you looking for good book recommendations?

Curious on what others are reading?

 

Welcome to "The Book Nook." 

 

Each month this page will be updated with some of our staff's favorite reads, parent picks, and other fun tips, tricks, and fun topics to enhance your reading.

Did you know that Scribbles has parenting resource books you can borrow?  View the available books HERE.

This June, we're celebrating everything "DAD" in the Book Nook.

In celebration of Father's Day, we're highlighting some of the different books that dads will love.  Here is a rundown of a few recommendations for great gift ideas...that aren't a tie or slippers.

For the "Movie Lover" Dad - The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo’s classic saga of an American crime family that became a global phenomenon—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

With its brilliant and brutal portrayal of the Corleone family, The Godfatherburned its way into our national consciousness. This unforgettable saga of crime and corruption, passion and loyalty continues to stand the test of time, as the definitive novel of the Mafia underworld. 

Source: barnesandnoble.com

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For the dad who loves Dad Jokes - A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost

In these hilarious essays, the Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update co-anchor learns how to take a beating.

“I always wanted to punch his face before I read this book. Now I just want to kick him in the balls.”—Larry David

If there’s one trait that makes someone well suited to comedy, it’s being able to take a punch—metaphorically and, occasionally, physically. 

Source: barnesandnoble.com

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For the Foodie Dad - World Travel: An Irreverant Guide by Anthony Bourdain

A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain

 

Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond.

Source: barnesandnoble.com

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For the Sports Fan Dad - K: A History of Baseball in 10 Pitches by Tyler Kepner

From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today

In K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches, Tyler Kepner traces the colorful stories and fascinating folklore behind the ten major pitches. Each chapter highlights a different pitch, from the blazing fastball to the fluttering knuckleball to the slippery spitball. Infusing every page with infectious passion for the game, Kepner brings readers inside the minds of combatants sixty feet, six inches apart.

Source: barnesandnoble.com

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Parent Reading Section: Available Books

 

We have books available for you to borrow from our Parent Reading Section.  To "check out" a book, please call/email one of our admin staff, and we will send it home with your child.  Books that are currently available:

  • Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline by Becky Bailey

  • The Challenging Child by Stanley I. Greenspan

  • The Late Talker: What to do if your child isn't talking yet by Marilyn Agin. Lisa Geng and Malcolm Nicholl

  • The Strong-Willed Child by Dr James Dobson

  • Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel and Nancy Peske