Parents need to know that "Ice Cream Summer," by three-time Caldecott Honoree Peter Sis, celebrates ice cream and summer as well as imagination, learning... and grandpas! This lively picture book shows how following your interests can be a fun way to practice during the summer what you learned during the school year. The cleverly intricate, lively watercolor illustrations are imaginative, and together with simple text they tell a story with an educational twist. This may not be the book for those avoiding sugar and ice cream, but it definitely will appeal to readers who enjoy an occasional scoop or two!
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 28, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
In Dean Bakopoulos' new novel, "Summerlong," the main characters are wrestling with what might be the end of their marriage. Over the course of a long, hot Iowa summer, they find themselves in unlikely situations - smoking dope with a much younger woman, or swimming nude with a much younger man. Drinking more than is good for them, and then driving around, or doing the slip-'n'-slide at a raucous party.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, June 21, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
The timing couldn't be more appropriate: Last week, barely five days after Dylann Storm Roof allegedly killed nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Justice Department's "The Ferguson Report" (New Press; 174 pages, $20 paper), first made public in March, came out in book form.
Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and Captain America have become giants in pop culture through comic books, TV shows and feature films. But, have you heard of Funnyman? What about Man O' Metal, Mr. Muscles or Pat Parker, War Nurse?
Karolina Waclawiak wants to talk about class. We're sitting at Stark Bar on the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's the end of the workday, and office workers and museum goers alike are letting themselves loosen in the gently failing early evening light.
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