Nov 26, 2010

Great Read/Technology Pairings for all ages...

The Art of Racing in the Rain: A NovelThe Art of Racing in the Rain  The perfect book for a family who appreciates great driving and  "who knows that some of our best friends walk beside us on four legs; that compassion isn’t only for humans...” (Jodi Picoult from testimonials in front of book.    You can get the KINDLE version of this sent to your device or to your computer in seconds!  For a gift for the dog-lover in your family, pair this novel with Marley and Me (DVD) or Marley & Me (Blu-ray)The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Evolution of Calpurnia TateTHE EVOLUTION OF CALPURNIA TATE  paperback  or Hardback   It's the eve of the year 1900 and precocious Callie Vee Tate juggles scientific pursuits with her grandfather and avoiding "domestic drudgeries" on behalf of her large family of brothers on a cotton farm in Texas.  An eleven-year-old protagonist who speaks to readers of all ages.    You can get the KINDLE version of this sent to your device or to your computer in seconds!  And for a gift for the naturalist or naturalist on your gift list, pair this historical with Creation (DVD) or Darwin's Darkest Hour (DVD), both stories of Darwin and his discoveries, with realistic and sensitive treatment of how Darwin's discovery impacted religion in the mid-1800s. 

Nightmare at the Book FairNightmare at the Book Fair   What a hoot -- all generations can identify with the young man conscripted to help in the library.     Our hero then turns into the main character in a number of "genre" chapters, as a pro football player (Sports Fiction), an  alien at the US Capitol Building (science fiction) and an astronaut landing on the moon (Historical Fiction set in 1969 -- wasn't that just a few years ago?).  Current, sure-fire parodies that will have non-readers laughing harder than the school kids!
Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, 6" Display - with New E Ink (Pearl) Technology
The American Heritage Student DictionaryAnd, yes, this book has a Kindle version, too.  For a gift for a reluctant reader in grades 4-8, pair this humor with a terrific age-approriate (a stretch, but not unapproachable) student dictionary like Scholastic Children's Dictionary (2010 Edition) for grades 3-6 or The American Heritage Student Dictionary for grades 6-9.

...AND pair reading with technology -- a winning combination for all readers -- with the gift of a  KINDLE WiFi Device (for when there's always a good wireless network connection available) or a KINDLE 3G Device, for downloading anywhere, anytime at no cost)!

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