Saturday, October 13, 2012

Some shopping ideas for the Book Fair for Ballou Library

The Book Fair for Ballou Sr High School has been great - about 150 books bought off the Powells Books wish list all of which will be much appreciated by Melissa Jackson and the many students who use the library everyday. There are still plenty of books left to be purchased and in case you are still thinking to buy, we wanted to provide you with a list of titles that would be especially useful this semester. Ms. Jackson is working on an International Day for the school in December and so these books would work really well for that theme:

What the World Eats ($22.99 in HC)BOUGHT!  
Lonely Planet Badlads: A Tourist in the Axis of Evil ($14.99 PB) BOUGHT!
 Kids of Kabul by Deborah Ellis ($15.95 HC)
Eating Mudcrabs in Kandahar ($29.95 HC)
A Cook's Tour by Anthony Bourdain (SALE - $7.98 in PB) BOUGHT!
The Bizarre Truth: Culinary Adventures Around the Globe ($14.99 PB)

Also these novels:
The Queen of Water by Laura Resau ($16.99 HC)BOUGHT!
The Poet Slave of Cuba by Margarita Engle ($16.25 HC)
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace ($17.95 HC)
The Good Braider by Terry Farish ($16.99 HC) BOUGHT!

And we have a situation where the later titles in a series were purchased, but not the first book - which makes the reading kind of tough! So please consider this title:

Kekkaishi #1 ($9.99 PB) BOUGHT!

There are also some great sale titles still on the list as well as several fairly inexpensive paperbacks. We're keeping it open a couple of more days in hopes that some of these international titles in particular are scooped up. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support thus far!!! For all the information on the book fair (as well as some great pictures of the library and students) - see our initial post.


Sarah Stevenson said...

I bought A Cook's Tour and The Good Braider!

Sara said...

And I've got two others covered: Lonely Planet Badlands and What the World Eats.

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Colleen said...

I always hold out until the bitter bitter end, but that sale price on the Dan Eldon book ($9.98 in HC) looks pretty hard to resist. Plus one of the international titles...not sure which. :)

Colleen said...

Excellent Sara - thanks so much!