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This list gives you some ideas for books and gifts for the young folk in your life.


The Airport Book Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626720916
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 10th, 2016

Won't You Be My Kissaroo? Cover Image
By Joanne Ryder, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$6.95
ISBN: 9780152060602
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Red Wagon Books - December 2007

I Love You More Than Moldy Ham Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419716461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 4th, 2015

The Bunny Rabbit Show! Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780761180609
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Workman Publishing - September 9th, 2014

The Book with No Pictures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741713
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - September 30th, 2014

The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780544656499
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - November 10th, 2015

Sweet Pea & Friends: The Sheepover Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273565
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2015

Stella by Starlight Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442494985
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books - March 29th, 2016

New Novel about Crawfish Bottom

Book cover: Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw a story by Ron Rhody

Local author, Ron Rhody has written a new novel "Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw" about the infamous John Fallis.

Ron is author of the "Theo" books about Frankfort.

Author Ron Rhody and store owner Lizz Taylor

Ron Rhody was in the store to sign copies of his new book recently.

So we have a limited quantity of signed copies of King of Craw that would make great presents.

The Sport of Kings

sport of kings cover showing jockey on racing horse

 

Kentucky author C. E. Morgan is drawing a lot of attention with her book "The Sport of Kings."

From the New York Times:

In 1955, Sports Illustrated sent William Faulkner to cover the Kentucky Derby. The article that resulted didn’t have much in common with sports journalism. It was a prose poem, a sensorium. Its thesis statement, which I have located with the aid of bloodhounds, is probably this: “What the horse supplies to man is something deep and profound in his emotional nature and need.”

C. E. Morgan’s ravishing and ambitious new horse-world novel, “The Sport of Kings,” taps into that nature and need. It’s a mud-flecked epic, replete with fertile symbolism, that hurtles through generations of Kentucky history.

On its surface, “The Sport of Kings” has enough incident (arson, incest, a lynching, miscegenation, murder) to sustain a 1980s-era television mini-series. You might title that mini-series “Lexington!” Michael Landon would play a dynastic horse breeder, tanked up on destiny, with a whip in one hand and a mint julep in the other.

But Ms. Morgan is not especially interested in surfaces, or in conventional plot migrations. She’s an interior writer, with deep verbal and intellectual resources. She fills your head with all that exists in hers, and that is quite a lot — she has a special and almost Darwinian interest in consanguinity, in the barbed things that are passed on in the blood of people and of horses, like curses, from generation to generation.

The NewYorker Magazine had this to say:

“The Sport of Kings” hovers between fiction, history, and myth, its characters sometimes like the ancient ones bound to their tales by fate, its horses distant kin to those who drew the chariot of time across the sky. One of Morgan’s remarkable achievements in this novel is to wind all the clocks at once: a mortal one, which stops too soon (“time is a horse you never have to whip”); a historical one, which stops when memory runs down; and a cosmological one, which never stops at all.

Come in an pick a copy to see what the talk is all about.