Clear Springs seniors Sierra Cheatham and Tasharian Robinson recently received the type of recognition that head girls basketball coach Pam Crawford saw the potential for each player when she first met them years ago.
”Pine Cones and Magnolia Blossoms,” by JoAn Watson Martin, Gazebo Productions, 2013, 156 pages, available in eBook or print.
“Containment,” by Hank Parker, Touchstone, 2017, 320 pages, hardcover, $25.99
Jutland: The Unfinished Battle: A Personal History of a Naval Controversy,” by Nicholas Jellicoe, Naval Institute Press, 2016, 352 pages, hardcover, $35.95
“You’re a Leader, Charlie Brown,” by Charles Schulz and Carla Curtsinger, foreword by Brian Tracy, 2016, SimpleTruths, 148 pages, $14.99
"The Screwtape Letters," by C.S. Lewis, Harperone Publishers, 2001, paperback, $8.49
“The Golden Gate,” a science fiction novel by Robert Buettner, Baen Books, 2017, 384 pages, hardcover, $25
”Are We Still Friends?,” by Ruth Horowitz, illustrated by Blanca Gomez, Scholastic Press, 2017, paperback, $16.99
“Broken Wings: The Hungarian Air Force 1918-45,” by Stephen Renner, Indiana University Press, 2016, 352 pages, hardcover, $35
“Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance,” by Simone Biles with Michelle Burford, foreword by Mary Lou Retton, 2016, Zondervan, 251 pages, $24.99
“General Escobar’s War,” by José Luis Olaizola, Ignatius Press, 2016, 240 pages, trade paperback, $15.95
“A Boy Called Christmas,” by Matt Haig, 2016, Knopf, 240 pages, $16.99
”What To Do About Alice,” by Barbara Kerley, Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham, 2008, Scholastic Press, for ages 4-8, picture book, $16.99
“The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945,” by James D. Hornfischer, Bantam, 2016, 640 pages, hardcover, $35
“The Mistletoe Secret,” by Richard Paul Evans, c. 2016, Simon & Schuster, 309 pages, $19.99
”A Shout in the Sunshine,” by Mara W. Cohen Ioannides, Cover by Avi Katz, 2007, The Jewish Publication Society, for ages 10 and older, $9.95
“The Right to Arm Bears,” by Gordon R. Dickson, Baen Books, 2016, 400 pages, trade paperback, $16
Author Laura Veasey Williams, a Dickinson native and resident, recently released her new children’s book tackling bullying entitled “The Leaves in the Breeze.” The book is an eye-catching and interesting story for youngsters making them aware that being bigger doesn’t give them the right to control, bully or disregard the rights of others.
”Ruth and the Green Book,” by Calvin Alexander Ramsey with Gwen Strauss, Illustrated by Floyd Cooper, Lerner Publishing Group Inc., hardback, 2010, $16.95
“Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession,” by Denver Nicks, 2017, Chicago Review Press, 198 pages, $17.99
One-hundred years ago, the state's highway system did not exist. The Texas Department of Transportation celebrates its centennial in 2017.
”The Night Before Thanksgiving,” by Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Tammie Lyon, Scholastic Inc., paperback, 2001
“Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film,” by Alexandra Zapruder, 2016, Twelve, 472 pages, $27
“Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race,” by Margot Lee Shetterly, William Morrow, 2016, 368 pages, hardcover, $27.99
”Simon & Company: Flea Market Mice,” by Mary H. Wright & Deborah K. Frontiera, Illustrated by Korey Scott, Grace Enterprises, 2016, paperback, 104 pages, $11.99
“And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer,” by Fredrik Backman, 2016, Atria Books, 76 pages, $18
“Alliance of Shadows,” by Larry Correia and Mike Kupari, Baen Books, 2016, 384 pages, hardcover, $27
“Miss Jane: A Novel,” by Brad Watson, 2016, W.W. Norton, 284 pages, $25.95
“The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy,” by Paul A. Rahe, Yale University Press, 2016, 232 pages, hardcover, $38
Spenser Cat could not only talk, but he could also write. As proof of his credentials we are reminded of literary examples: Eeyore and Piglet talked to Christopher Robin and Wilbur and Charlotte had delightful conversations with Fern. Cats and crickets, dogs and mice, elephants and crabs have been recorded.
Everything seems a little eerier lately, doesn’t it?
”The Magnolia Story,” by Chip and Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino, W. Publishing, Thomas Nelson Christian Publishing Inc., Nashville, copyright 2016, hardcover, 182 pages, $26.99
“Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey,” by Rob Arnold and Eric Simanek, Texas Christian University Press, 2016, 160 pages, hardcover, $35
”The Color of Law,” by Mark Gimenez, Anchor Books, 2006; Sequel: “Accused,” by Mark Gimenez, Anchor Books, 2010
“Small Great Things,” by Jodi Picoult, 2016, Ballantine Books, 480 pages, $28.99
”How to Read Water: Clues and Patterns from Puddles to the Sea,” by Tristan Gooley, The Experiment, 2016, 400 pages, hardcover, $19.95
”From Maine to the Republic of Texas: The Life and Letters of Lucy Parker Shaw,” by James Valentino, 2016, 236 pages, soft cover, $19.95
”Cat Nights,” by Jane Manning, Scholastic Inc., 2008, paperback
“Castaway Odyssey,” by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor, Baen Books, 2016, 320 pages, hardcover, $26
“Dream a World Anew,” by the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 2016, Smithsonian Books, 288 pages, $40
“The Wonder,” by Emma Donoghue, copyright 2016, Little, Brown, 304 pages, $27; and copyright 2016, 304 pages, HarperCollins, $32.99
“Grammar for People Who Hate Rules: Killer Tips from the Ruthless Editor,” by Kathleen A. Watson, M.S. Ruthless Editor Press, 2016, 166 pages, paperback, $8.95
“The Bill the Cat Story: A Bloom County Epic for Ages 4-33 and 36-89,” by Berkeley Breathed, 2016, Philomel Books, Canada, 40 pages, $18.99/$24.99
“Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain’s Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War,” by Ben Macintyre, Crown, 2016, 400 pages, hardcover, $28
”Adventures With Andy & Susie: A Stormy Weekend,” written and illustrated by Donna Hall, Noble Point Publishing, LLC, hardcover, 2016, 36 pages, for ages 6-8, $14.99
“The Fool of New York City,” by Michael D. O’Brian, Ignatius Press, 2016, 280 pages, hardcover, $21.95
”Two If By Sea,” by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Simon & Schuster, 2016, 383 pages, eBook
“The Chronicle of Dr. Gribbleflotz,” by Kerryn Offord and Rick Boatright, Baen Books, 2016, 528 pages, trade paperback, $16
”Gaston Joins the Circus,” written and illustrated by James Rice, Pelican Publishers, hardback, 32 pages, 2015, $16.99
Retired Texas criminal court judge, author and founder of American Women Writers National Museum in Washington D.C., Janice Law has created her second whimsical novel for children, designed to introduce our government and how it works with the help of two delightful characters, Watch Dog and Capitol Cat.
You have been spending too much time sitting inside in front of a television or computer. The family, too. With the weather breaking, it is time for outdoors adventures. But where?
Following high school graduation, the students — Jason, Wendy and Jessie — travel to the jungles of Yucatan to learn the demise of the Mayan civilization. They are granted permission to live at the campsite of college students from Texas Poly Institute led by university professors to study excavation sites.
The account occasionally resembles a 1940s film noir movie.
Connie Collins Morgan has taken the Greek myth and adapted it into "Hercules on the Bayou."
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice once held October rodeos at Huntsville.
“Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley, published by Grand Central Publishing, 2016, 379 pages, eBook
Revolutions often go horrifyingly wrong.
Traci Van Wagoner is a prolific illustrator of fairy tales.
The book is well researched and written. Its plot kept me up to the wee hours of the morning. Character development is so descriptive that it begs to have a sequel with the team called together on another mission.
It is November 1941. Brothers Jack and Charlie Davis are both pilots serving in the Army Air Force.