Thursday, March 28, 2013
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer your questions about what to read and more in the latest installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking about books. What books should you be reading? What are the hot books right now? Is there a classic book you just can't go without having read? What books should your kids be reading?Patch wants to help you get your questions answered, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts:
Monday, March 25, 2013
Patch is looking for experts who can talk must-reads and answer questions for readers.
We want to find the answers to all your book-related questions this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice. What books should you be reading? What are the hot books right now? Is there a classic book you just can't go without having read? What books should your kids be reading? If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post along with your email address. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, March 28. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Check out several upcoming opportunities to buy books and meet authors.
Meet the Author Events Book Fair Book Clubs
Monday, July 2, 2012
Main Street Books hosts a 'Where's Waldo?' hunt for a chance to win a prize.
Main Street Books is hosting a month-long scavenger hunt for Waldo in a promotion that also encourages people to shop locally. During the month of July, children can hunt for Waldo figurines at Main Street Books and 16 other stores for a chance to win a complete set of "Where's Waldo?" books and other weekly prizes. After finding five "Where's Waldo" figurines, you can win a button and enter for the weekly drawing. Erwin plans to give away tote bags, postcard books and a complete set of "Where's Waldo?" books for the grand prize. Main Street books is one of several local bookstores participating in the "Where's Waldo?" hunt, which is sponsored by Candlewick Press. Erwin said this is the first time she's partnered with local businesses …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to answer all your questions about books in the first installment of Ask the Patch Pro.
Welcome to the first edition of Ask the Patch Pro. Every week we'll tackle a different topic and open up the comments section for questions. Our team of experts will then stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, we're talking books. The summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading. Sitting out by the pool with a good book is a great way to spend a lazy Sunday. Plus, with kids out of school, it's good to keep them reading to keep the brain functioning. But what books should you be reading? What are the hot books? Is there a classic book you just can't go without having read? Are popular books right for kids? What books should your kids be reading? We don't have the answers to those (and your) questions, but not …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check this list of “Terrific Transitional” books from James Patterson.
Looking for a great book to read with your kids this summer? This list will help you transition from illustrated kids books to books your kids will love to read independently. Read one, or read ‘em all – post your thoughts in the comments. Find them at the Kathryn Linnemann Library or the McClay Library. Pirate vs. Pirate: The Terrific Tale of a Big, Blustery Maritime Match by Mary Quattlebaum The biggest boy pirate and the maddest girl pirate face-off in a series of competitions and then find themselves falling in love! Bad Kitty Gets a Bath (Bad Kitty series) by Nick Bruel When you give a bath to Bad Kitty, you need, among other things, soap, a towel and a suit of armor. Amelia Bedelia By Peggy Parish; illustrated by Fritz Siebel Learn…
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check out this list of The Best Illustrated books from James Patterson. These books are g
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of illustrated books for kids ages 2 to 7 is so much fun. Plus it includes books young readers can start to read TO you! Kathryn Linnemann Library or the McClay Library. Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld Who do you think will win, Shark or Train? Blackout By John Rocco A summer blackout can actually be a great party! Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories By Laura Vaccaro Seeger Read about the adventures of best friends, Dog and Bear. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems What happens when a pigeon volunteers to drive a bus? An engaging story in question and answer format where you can decide his fate. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, …
Patch has teamed up with James Patterson’s READKIDDOREAD program to bring you reading lists for every age. If you’re looking for some great summer reading options, check this list of “Favorite Pageturners.” from James Patterson. These books are great read
Looking for a great book to read this summer? This list of books has something for everyone – adventure, magic, smart kids, and amazing kids. Find them at the McClay Library. Dead End in Norvelt By Jack Gantos Two months of being grounded during summer vacation change Jack Gantos’ life forever. Especially since it involves the mysterious chore of typing obituaries for his intriguing neighbor. Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading By Tommy Greenwald What happens when Charlie Joe Jackson, the most reluctant reader EVER has to actually read a book? Big Nate in a Class by Himself (Big Nate series) By Lincoln Peirce Things don’t always go your way just because you’re awesome. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda By Tom Angleberger Dwight is a…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Help is No. 1 on the Adult Best-Seller List, while Hunter Games tops the children's list.
Kathryn Stockett's The Help was No. 1 on the best-seller list for the five St. Louis-area independent bookstores from the week ending April 15. The bookstores includeLeft Bank Books in the Central West End, Main Street Books in St. Charles, Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves, Subterranean Books in University City, and Sue's News at the St. Louis Galleria. Adults: 1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett 2. The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens 3. Guerillas in Civil War Missouri by James W Erwin 4. Miss Julia to the Rescue by Ann Ross 5. Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton 6. The Might Have Been by Joe Schuster 7. Drama Years by Haley Kilpatrick 8. What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali 9. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 10. Move Mountains …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Here's a roundup of the best-selling books at five metro St. Louis independent bookstores for the week ending Jan. 29
The bookstores include Left Bank Books in the Central West End, Main Street Books in St. Charles, Pudd'nhead Books in Webster Groves, Subterranean Books in University City, and Sue's News at the St. Louis Galleria. Adult: 1. Finally a Locally Produced Guidebook to St. Louis by and for St. Louisans Neighborhood by Neighborhood by Amanda Doyle 2. Bossypants by Tina Fey 3. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes 4. Bear in My Bed & a Jackal in My Oven by Lourie Avinoam 5. Light Bringer by Chris DiGiuseppe and Mike Force 6. The Adjustment by Scott Phillips 7. Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China by Ezra Vogel 8. How Do You Kill 11 Million People? by Andy Andrews 9. Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens by Charlotte Frieze …