Our Favorite Books for Uber Parents

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The Help Cover Image
Unavailable from Brazos Bookstore
ISBN: 9780399157912
Availability: Out of Print - Not Available for Order
Published: Amy Einhorn Books - October 27th, 2011

If ever a book could be called a blockbuster hit, it’s book-club favorite The Help. This edition, for the true Stockett fan, is indeed deluxe; it features a ribbon bookmark, printed end papers, two-color printing, and sumptuous cloth binding.


The Art of Fielding Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780316126694
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown and Company - September 1st, 2011

A campus novel with sports fan appeal, The Art of Fielding follows baseball star Henry Skrimshander and a vivid cast of characters who touch his life through one fateful season at Westish College.


Zone One Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780385528078
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday Books - October 18th, 2011

Not your typical zombie novel - intelligent, hilarious, and brilliantly subversive. The narrator - named, strangely, Mark Spitz - is charged with clearing undesirable infected citizens called “skels” from the desirable Manhattan real estate they inhabit.


Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780307452894
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Crown - September 20th, 2011

Perfect for fans of In the Garden of Beasts - King’s history revisits a serial murder case that rocked Paris during the Nazi Occupation. Swimming in atmosphere, insightful, and engrossing.


Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781451635089
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 2011

A reverent but honest look at JFK from the host of Hardball, this biography examines John F. Kennedy as a flesh-and-blood man riddled with contradictions and complications. A great companion volume to Jacqueline Kennedy’s interviews about her husband, recently released by her daughter Caroline and available for purchase this Christmas at Brazos.


The Secret Garden Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106456
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2011

Black Beauty Cover Image
By Anna Sewell, Jane Smiley (Foreword by), Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143106470
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2011

Emma Cover Image
By Jane Austen, Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143106463
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2011

Penguin Threads are colorful, girl-friendly editions of some of literature’s most enduring classics. A perfect way to introduce young readers to great literature in its original, unabridged form.


The Apothecary Cover Image
By Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399256271
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

This imaginative and beautifully illustrated adventure tale follows two young boys in 1950s London who are in search of a missing apothecary who has left them a mysterious book. Sure to please Harry Potter fans of all ages.


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$24.00
ISBN: 9780375869037
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 25th, 2011

This quirky classic is now repackaged in a deluxe edition in honor of its 50th anniversary. The full text of the original is accompanied by essays by Philip Pullman, Mo Willems, Maurice Sendak, and more.


The Man in the Moon Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442430419
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2011

This book, the first in Joyce’s new Guardians of Childhood series, is a steampunk fantasia revolving around the elusive Man in the Moon, a mythic figure whose mission it is to calm children’s nighttime fears.


The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257131
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - October 4th, 2011

A gorgeously illustrated new tale from incomparable Eric Carle, about a child who isn’t afraid to paint a wild world straight from her imagination.


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