Judy's Picks

Judy's Picks

Based on my years as an English teacher, I particularly like to recommend books for middle readers and young adults. My staff picks include books my grandkids enjoy as well as a couple of my favorites. 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: We can typically get this book within 1 to 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 Writer'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
$18.95
ISBN: 9780870715853
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Oregon State University Press - October 1st, 2010

The SheepOver (Sweet Pea & Friends #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316273565
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2015

The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Kids) Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781743607749
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lonely Planet Kids - October 1st, 2015

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781615192250
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: The Experiment - September 23rd, 2014

The Tender Bar: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780786888764
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - August 1st, 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: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476746586
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Scribner - May 6th, 2014

Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel (Two Medicine Country) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781101982563
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

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

Grand Canyon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781596439504
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - February 21st, 2017

The Night Gardener Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481439787
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - February 16th, 2016

Ocean Meets Sky Cover Image
By Terry Fan, Eric Fan, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481470377
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

The Antlered Ship Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Terry Fan (Illustrator), Eric Fan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481451604
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 12th, 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780670026197
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking - September 6th, 2016

The Left Hand of Darkness Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780441007318
Availability: We can typically get this book within 1 to 5 days
Published: Ace - July 1st, 2000

The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328919120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 17th, 2017