“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James
Our summer afternoons are counting down. Time to savor our fleeting leisurely time with the pleasures of reading. Whether you are still on vacation, or starting to ease yourself back into the more planned rhythms of the school year, there is nothing more satisfying than escaping into the pleasures of a good book. As I head to the beach, a hike, or a long drive, I always tuck a few books into my ever-ready backpack, and I have barely made a dent in the list of books I hoped to read this summer. So I have lots to read–and recommend. In the weeks ahead, we look to some terrific new books for toddlers, a celebration for Dog Lovers, science fiction and mystery for the tween set, and updates on books for children and adolescents that feature the Middle East. Some surprises are in store; more fantastic new books are hitting the shelves every day. We can hardly keep up with all the good reads–but we’re doing our best. Books by our favorite authors are due out this fall–we will keep you informed! Hope you’ll also share your finds with us, too. Happy Reading!
Coming up: Middle East Children’s Literature: An Update
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