Get reading with suggestions for reading in August

For LiveWell
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Looking for a good book to read in August? Here’s some suggestions:


How to Raise a Wild Child

Scott Sampson

Now in paperback, How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature is the book to get you outside with the kids. American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors. That is 90 percent less time than what we had growing up. From the host of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train comes a manual to teach our kids healthy, lifelong skills to reduce stress, improve social development, and instill a sense of place for a lifetime.


A Great Reckoning

Louise Penny

Just can’t wait for the latest Penny mystery: A Great Reckoning comes out Aug. 30. They all take place in a small Quebec village, with great characters and great writing. This one starts with an old map found stuffed in the wall of a bistro. Maybe these are really Nancy Drew mysteries for grown-ups! Get caught up with the 11 previous mysteries, all in paperback.


Strega Nona

Tomie dePaola

This children’s classic never gets old, Strega Nona is the “Grandma Witch” we have loved for generations. And you can meet the incomparable Tomie dePaola in person Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. when he visits the 2016 Tory Hill Author Series at the Warner Town Hall. Bring the kids to meet one of our national treasures. For more information, visit toryhillauthorseries.com. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds and at the door.

(Katharine Nevins is co-owner of MainStreet BookEnds of Warner, an independent community bookstore since 1998.)