Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Parents and Readers of All Kinds,
Every year folks ask us for book suggestions for holiday gifts, so here is a link to this year’s annual Holiday Gift Guide.  We know it feels early, but Hanukkah starts next week, so not really.  We tried something new by using an electronic list this year at IndieBound.  Please let us know if this works for you.
We’ve listed all our favorite local bookstores, too, and encourage you to patronage them. Most of them now take online orders and even offer E-books.
By the way, this weekend is the school fundraiser at Mrs. Dalloways, so you can purchase gifts and help the school at the same time!
Please feel free to call us at 644-6857 if you would like personalized recommendations.  You can also email us at
Alex, Ellie and Vaile
“The third book in this popular trilogy just came out and the students can’t get enough of the series. The movie based on the first book comes out in March!”
Veronica Roth
Published by:Katherine Tegen Books
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780062278784)
“Ms. Allende actually visited BHS to do research for this Young Adult title. It’s a searing coming of age story that we had a hard time putting down.”
Isabel Allende
Published by:Harper
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780062105622)
“The movie based on this title just came out and new readers are discover Ender all over again!”
Orson Scott Card
Published by:Tor Science Fiction
Edition: Mass Market Paperback (ISBN #9780812550702)
“The highly addictive Ally Carter has done it again with this series about a teenaged girl whose family business is high-end art and jewel theft. Readers who liked her other series will be enchanted again!”
Ally Carter
Published by:Disney-Hyperion
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9781423116615)
“This debut novel is finding its way onto lots of the popular Best of 2013 lists. Although originally written for adults, the story of 14-year-old June will capture readers hearts.”
Carol Rifka Brunt
Published by:The Dial Press
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780679644194)
“Another chiller from America’s favorite horror writer. Readers have been waiting for this follow-up to The Shining for over 20 years!”
Stephen King
Published by:Scribner
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781476727653)
“This is the next book from the writer of last year’s Code Name Verity. We loved that historical novel so much that we’re sure this one is a winner, too.”
Elizabeth Wein
Published by:Bolinda Publishing
Edition:Compact Disc (ISBN #9781743169568)
“This New York Times best seller has been beloved by readers young and old for years. This movie adaptation is opening soon, so we’re prepared for lots of requests for this heartfelt story,”
Markus Zusak
Published by:Knopf Books for Young Readers
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9780375842207)
“This fast read is the story of a freshman high school quarterback set in Texas, the land of Friday Night Lights. His dad played NFL and his brother is a local football star. Can Jake ever live up to his legacy?”
9) QB 1
Mike Lupica
Published by:Philomel
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780399252280)
“This title has been compared to a BHS favorite, Catcher in the Rye. The twist is that it’s set in the 1970’s and tells the story of a 14-year-old teenage girl.”
Jo Ann Beard
Published by:Little, Brown and Company
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780316084475)
“The incomparable Terry Pratchett does it again with his latest title. He blends humor and fantasy, set this time in Victorian England, with great results.”
11) Dodger
Terry Pratchett
Published by:HarperCollins
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780062009494)
“This story about the two most unlikely protagonists will steal your heart away. Rowell’s engaging, realistic character voices will make everyone remember their teen years.”
Rainbow Rowell
Published by:St. Martin’s Griffin
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781250012579)
“Prominent writer James Patterson continues his foray into young adult literature with this gripping story of private school murders which just may be the work of a serial killer. This fast-paced thriller is already a hit with mystery fans! “
James Patterson; Maxine Paetro
Published by:Little, Brown and Company
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780316207652)
“John Green is a student favorite here at BHS. This is one of his lesser known titles that many fans have yet to read.”
John Green
Published by:Speak
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9780142410707)
“Yet another movie is coming out for the always popular Tolkien book. We’re sure a whole new group of fans will want to read this classic.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
Published by:Del Rey
Edition: Mass Market Paperback (ISBN #9780345339683)
“Written by a Sports Illustrated journalist, this story about a small town baseball team is the perfect choice for the sports fan in your family,”
Chris Ballard
Published by:Hyperion
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781401324384)
“This paranormal mystery will surely be a hit with fans of Beautiful Creatures books and Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush Hush series.”
Jill Baguchinsky
Published by:Dutton Juvenile
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780525425847)
“Starting with Unwind, this series with its non-stop action has been a hit from middle school aged students through adults.”
Neal Shusterman
Published by:Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781442423695)
“What can you say about this fabulous series? The second movie based on Catching Fire is being released this Friday.”
Suzanne Collins
Published by:Scholastic Press
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780545265355)
“Walter Dean Myers is best known for his gritty, urban tales of young people facing difficult decisions, but this powerful book about the Vietnam War took our breath away.”
Walter Dean Myers
Published by:Scholastic Paperbacks
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9780545055765)
“This new novel is both funny and heart-wrenching, the perfect choice for John Green (Looking For Alaska) fans and readers who loved The Perks of Being a Wallflower.”
Robyn Schneider
Published by:Katherine Tegen Books
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9780062217134)
“Although originally written for the adult audience, this novel’s engaging 15-year-old narrator steals the spotlight with humorous search for her agoraphobic mother, who disappeared of the eve of their family trip to Antarctica.”
Maria Semple
Published by:Back Bay Books
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9780316204262)
“An Internet star, Grumpy Cat shares the art of grouchiness with all his fans. It doesn’t get much better!”
Chronicle Books
Published by:Chronicle Books
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781452126579)
“This graphic novel is a great gift for students of all ages. Nate the cowboy is a bounty hunter of the silliest sort, trying to put his own outlaw family in jail.”
24) Cow Boy
Nate Cosby; Chris Eliopoulos
Published by:Archaia Entertainment
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781936393671)
“Perfect for the comic fan who loves superheroes. This volume contains the first six issues of this favorite Marvel comic.”
Brian Azzarello; Cliff Chiang
Published by:DC Comics
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9781401235628)
“This volume collects the first seven issues of Spider Man. This could be a great gift for one of your readers.”
Brian Michael Bendis; Sara Pichelli
Published by:Marvel
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9780785157137)
“Originally on online comic, this graphic novel is a funny coming of age story. It’s told by Maggie, who has to deal with starting high school as the first of many frightening changes in her life.”
Faith Erin Hicks
Published by:First Second
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9781596435568)
“This graphic novel is a coming of age story about fifteen-year-old manga artist Aiko Cassidy, who moves from Michigan to Paris after her mother wins an important art award.”
Suzanne Kamata
Published by:GemmaMedia
Edition:Paperback (ISBN #9781936846382)
“This delightful comic features a regular girl who has superhero abilities. It’s a wonderful breath of fresh air for fans who are tired of stereotypical superheroes with all their angst and tragedies in their past.”
Faith Erin Hicks; Rachel Edidin
Published by:Dark Horse Comics
Edition:Hardcover (ISBN #9781616550844)

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