Summer Shopping Guide: Books and Media

Ohio Know Your State Activity Book. S'Wonderful Gifts.

Ohio Know Your State Activity Book, features more than 250 pages of interactive learning activities that guide kids (ages 8–12) through the history and geography of Ohio. ($14.99, S’Wonderful Gifts)

Beguiled By The Wild: The Art Of Charley Harper presents more than 110 serigraphs accompanied by intriguing, pun-filled captions. This book pays homage to one of Ohio's most beloved artists, Charley Harper, who used simple shapes, sophisticated patterns and striking colors to capture the essence of any animal. ($50.00, S’Wonderful Gifts)

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship. A thrilling graphic novel for kids by the author of The Golden Compass. ($19.99, Mac's Backs)

Invisible Emmie by Terri Libenson. Middle-grade drama graphic novel from talented area artist/writer Terri Libenson. ($10.99, Mac's Backs)

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken. Insightful and funny look at governing from the rare politician who blends both. ($28.00, Mac's Backs)

Everybody's Son by Thrity Umrigar. The anticipated new novel by Thrity Umrigar. She also published a very terrific kid's picture book this year, When I Carried You in My Belly. ($26.99, Mac's Backs)

Black Panther: World of Wakanda. 4th installment in the hugely popular series. This one co-authored by Ta-Nahisi Coates and Roxane Gay ($17.99, Mac's Backs)

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life: Essays by Samantha Irby. If we have a lost bookseller they are in the corner reading this book. ($15.95, Mac's Backs)

Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder. A guy's beach read. ($15.95, Mac's Backs)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy by John Le Carre. All the Russia stuff makes us think of this espionage classic. ($17.00, Mac's Backs)

Connor O'Brien

Connor O'Brien is a senior majoring in communication and minoring in English at John Carroll University. He is currently an intern for the Heights Observer.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 11:09 AM, 06.29.2017