New graphic novels for patrons whose reading taste doesn’t fit between the lines.
One way to find provocative titles is browsing publisher catalogs. Here are five titles from Workman which are sure to add richness and depth to all collections. Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys: Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects by Susan B. Anderson (Artisan). Building on the knitting boom, here is a unique project book to create toys that [...]
To bookend last week’s list of January nonfiction, here are five novels to start the New Year. They range from the highly anticipated next novel of a book club favorite to the end of an iconic fantasy series. Each should ensure a good first month of reading. The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (Dutton) Tiger [...]
The start of 2013 promises many things, with twelve new months for reading among them. Here are four nonfiction books to look forward to in January (plus one that came out very late in December, but shouldn’t be missed). On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield (Gotham) [...]
The last days of the year seem a good time to dip into reimagined fairy tales, or myths once told around a fire centuries ago. Here are five books that mine the richness of long-lived legends. Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths by Nancy Marie Brown (Palgrave Macmillan) Ragnarok: The End of the [...]
Sometimes the best thing a book can offer a reader is not its text but its visuals. These books promise to immerse readers in dual pleasures. Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama by Lewis Carroll (Penguin Global) 100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the [...]
If you miss Career Day at your child’s school or wish instead of taking your child to the office, or that you could intern at someone else’s place for a day, pine no more. Nonfiction offers many opportunities to explore the work of others. Grace: A Memoir by Grace Coddington (Random). Want to know what [...]