Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Marisela Santiago, of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, suggests her top picks for what to read while you are relaxing on the beach or sitting in the park.
Tuesday, April 30
The following column was written by your local bookseller Marisela Santiago, of Watchung Booksellers, at 54 Fairfield St. So the weather outside is getting warmer and we are all settling into that light mood that drives us into lazy summer days. This is also when we begin to get the usual guilty requests for "a fun, light and funny book" that I can read by the beach, or by the pool, or in the park. We all know that sometimes those fun guilty reads are heavy on the guilt and light on good writing. However, what we know is that there are plenty of books that are both thoroughly entertaining and tightly written and those are the ones we love best. In this spirit I offer some of my absolute favorite fun and fabulous reads from the past few …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Check out ReadKiddoRead's list of the best Halloween books for kids.
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Friday, October 19, 2012
All of us — adults, teens and children — enjoy a scary chill. What better time of year than Halloween to indulge in stories that make our spines tingle? It's the perfect time for your family to share some spooky stories each evening. To get you started, here are some Halloween books filled with ghosts and ghouls, wizards and witches, haunted houses and black magic that everyone can enjoy together. PICTURE BOOKS for ages 2-6 The youngest children love the fun of Halloween: costumes, trick-or-treating and gentle tales of ghosts and goblins. Here are some books for this age group: GHOSTS IN THE HOUSE By Kazuno Kohara For ages 1-6 There are fuzzy pumpkin costumes in sizes as small as 6 months, so why not a Halloween board book for toddlers…
Friday, July 31, 2009
Some pages need to be turned by September.
Summer reading is a ritual of the season for local teens. Columbia High School’s “Summer Reading Initiative” asks rising ninth and tenth graders to read two books this summer in preparation for September Language Arts classes. According to the district Web site, which lists book titles and descriptions, “students will be required to read two engaging books and then discuss key concepts about each book with classmates when they return in the fall.” In addition, “Students are encouraged to complete a “Bookmark” and/or graphic organizer to assist in their reading comprehension as they read their books. In September, class time will be spent discussing the key concepts in the non-fiction texts.” One book must be chosen from a district list, …
Monday, February 9, 2009
Words is a new store with new ideas
Maplewoodians felt the rare feeling of retail elation this fall when they discovered that their local independent bookstore had not closed. Better yet, it was expanding and moving to a more prominent location, filling a nagging vacancy on Maplewood Avenue. Jonah Zimiles, the new owner of Words, formerly Goldfinch Books, is feeling the love. But not just because he has rescued Maplewood Village’s bookstore: Words also is putting out the word that children and special needs customers are welcome. Zimiles and wife Ellen are raising two children of their own here in Maplewood: 18-year-old Liz and 13-year-old Daniel. Ever since Daniel was diagnosed with autism several years ago, the Zimiles have been very involved in the local special needs …