(A better title didn’t occur to me, plus it’s the truth!)
Random House just announced that they are offering a great e-book promotion for the month of September! They have a wide selection of e-books for as little as $1.99, including a bunch of great children’s books. I haven’t seen a lot of kids books on these promotions before, so buy away! Remember, you can buy your e-books from Vroman’s for basically any e-reader but the kindle, and you can also read our e-books on your phone, your computer, your ipad… it’s really easy. Just follow the steps here, and check here if you need additional help. Or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org; I’d be happy to walk you through the process!
Seriously, buying your e-books from awesome local bookstores is a great idea.
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne [Early Series] — $2.99
This is the story of Jack and his sister, Annie, who take a trip in a magic tree house and land in a time 65 million years ago. They find dinosaurs, volcanoes, adventure, and more!
Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park [Early Series] – $2.99
Remember when it was scary to go to school, because it was your first day and you didn’t know anything? Meet Junie B. Jones, kindergartner. She’s so scared of the school bus and the meanies on it that when it’s time to go home, she doesn’t.
Edge Chronicles: Beyond the Deepwoods by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell [Middle Grade Fiction] – $3.99
Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn’t one of them. In a brave attempt to find out where he belongs, Twig wanders into the mysterious, dangerous world beyond the Deepwoods, where he meets a collection of odd companions and steadfastly pursues his quest until he discovers his roots, not among the trees, but in the skies.
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall [Junior Fiction] – $3.99
This summer the Penderwick sisters have a wonderful surprise: a holiday on the grounds of a beautiful estate called Arundel. Soon they are busy discovering the summertime magic of Arundel’s sprawling gardens, treasure-filled attic, and tame rabbits, but the best discovery of all is Jeffrey Tifton, son of Arundel’s owner, who quickly proves to be the perfect companion for their adventures.
The Five Ancestors Book 1: Tiger by Jeff Stone [Junior Fiction] — $3.99
Raised from infancy by warrior monks, Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don’t know who their parents were. When their home is destroyed, and Fu and his brothers are the only survivors, they are charged by their grandmaster to uncover the secrets of their past.
The Hound of Rowan: Book One of The Tapestry by Henry Neff [Middle Grade Fiction] — $3.99
Max McDaniels lives a quiet life in the suburbs of Chicago until the day he stumbles upon a mysterious Celtic tapestry. Many strange people are interested in Max and his tapestry, and his discovery will lead him to Rowan Academy, a secret school where great things await him… great things, and dark things.
Museum of Thieves (The Keepers) by Lian Tanner [Middle Grade Fiction] – $3.99
Welcome to the city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime, and bold, impatient Goldie finally runs away from the tyrannical Blessed Guardians intent on keeping her under control. In the chaos that follows, she is lured to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets the boy Toadspit and discovers terrible secrets.
Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko [Juices] — $3.99
Everyone knows they need to eat more fruits and vegetables, but greens are an often overlooked powerhouse of nutrition. This book details the immense health benefits of greens and suggests an easy way to consume them in sufficient quantities: the green smoothie.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See [Fiction] – $3.99
Shanghai sisters Pearl and May are happy, carefree modern women… until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth and that to repay his debts he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from California. In Los Angeles they begin a fresh chapter, trying to find love with the strangers they have married, brushing against the seduction of Hollywood, and striving to embrace American life even as they fight against discrimination.
I Just Want My Pants Back by David Rosen [Fiction] – $1.99
Jason Strider is a twentysomething young man in the city, with an English degree from an Ivy League university, a very small apartment in the West Village, a vapid job as a receptionist at a casting agency. Then one night Jason meets a cute girl named Jane—and ends up lending her his Dickies jeans. Many, many e-mails and text messages later, he is unable to reconnect with her and is reduced to the plaint “I just want my pants back.”
Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman [Fiction] – $1.99
The Story Sisters charts the lives of sisters Elv, Claire, and Meg. At once a coming-of-age tale, a family saga, and a love story of erotic longing, this book sifts through the miraculous and the mundane as the girls become women and their choices haunt them, change them and, finally, redeem them.
All Over the Map by Laura Fraser [Travel Memoir] – $1.99
On a trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, to celebrate her fortieth birthday, travel writer Laura Fraser confronts the unique trajectory of her life. Ultimately, Laura realizes the most important journey she must take is an internal one, and the tale of how she reaches that place will captivate every woman who has ever yearned for a different life.
Objects in Mirror by Katherine Weber [Fiction] — $1.99
Harriet Rose, 26, is an American photographer just winning recognition for her work. A travel fellowship brings her to visit her best friend and former roommate, Anne Gordon, in Switzerland. In an ongoing letter to her boyfriend, Harriet reports on strange developments in Anne’s life, most notably her affair with a much older married man, which seems to be leading to a disastrous conclusion.