Judy's Picks

Based on my years as an English teacher, I particularly like to recommend books for middle readers and young adults. I work almost every Saturday morning; come see me for specific recomendations. Here are some of my favorites for younger readers.

New BabyOn the Day You Were Born, along with some favorite board books: Pat the Bunny, Goodnight Moon, Good Dog Carl, The Very Hungry Caterpillar

For young children who love animals: Sweat Pea & Friends: The Sheepover. A beautifully illustrated and touching story.

For good options for early readers, check out our table full of inexpensive paperbacks at Levels 1,2,3 reading levels!!! Early Chapter Books Series: Magic Treehouse , Hank the Cowdog, Junie B. Jones, Encyclopedia Brown, Flat Stanley, and Matt Christopher’s sports books

For older children: The Lonely Planet Travel Book. Big assist with homework and an informative coffee table book for the family.

For Thinking Adults and Teens with senses of humor: An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments by Ali Almossawi. Especially helpful with evaluating this campaign season's rhetoric.

Oldies but Goodies (And not all that old...): Mink River by Brian Doyle, The Tender Bar by J.R. Moehringer

More recent:

Portlandness. An extremely informative view of unique maps of Portland compiled by two PSU professors.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The best book I've read in a long, long time.

The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. His last book before his death last year. A granfather and grandson on an adventure, on a Greyhound bus. Very entertaining.

 

 

 

The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280093
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 31st, 2016

Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writera's Week Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781618731340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Small Beer Press - October 18th, 2016

Upstream: Selected Essays Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781594206702
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - October 11th, 2016

On the Day You Were Born: Book and Musical CD Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780152055677
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - September 1st, 2005

Mink River Cover Image
By Brian Doyle, Mary Miller Doyle (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870715853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oregon State University Press - October 2010

Sweet Pea & Friends: The Sheepover Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273565
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2015

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781743607749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lonely Planet - October 2015

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
By Ali Almossawi, Alejandro Giraldo (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780786888764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books - August 2006

Portlandness: A Cultural Atlas Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781632170002
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sasquatch Books - October 27th, 2015

All the Light We Cannot See Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - May 6th, 2014

Last Bus to Wisdom Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781594632020
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - August 18th, 2015

Good Night Oregon Cover Image
By Dan McCarthy, Joe Veno (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9781602190412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Our World of Books - April 30th, 2010

         

Judy's Picks