Northshire Bookstore Spring Book Picks



Egg, by Kevin Henkes

This new picture book by Caldecott Award-winner Kevin Henkes uses a multi-panel graphic format and a few simple words to tell a charming story of four eggs and one big surprise!


No More Bows
, by Samantha Cotterill

Poor Hugo! His girl, Milly, keeps putting silly bows on him when she takes him for a walk, but all the other dogs laugh so much, he might just have to run away! Is there any other solution to this dilemma?

Lower Elementary  

A Greyhound, A Groundhog, by Emily Jenkins and Chris Appelhans

Everybody loves a tongue-twister, and this one will have kids competing to see who can read it fastest. Gorgeous illustrations make this a book to savor silently, too. Turn every day into Groundhog Day!

Upper Elementary

The Murderer’s Ape, by Jakob Wegelius

This extraordinary illustrated novel is narrated by Sally Jones, a gorilla who works as a ship’s mechanic until her boss is framed for murder. Set in Lisbon, it’s an adventure, a love story, and an investigation into the nature of freedom and consciousness featuring a lovely singer, a guitar-maker, and of course, the amazing Sally Jones. A long and absorbing read for dedicated bookworms.


Undefeated, by Steven Sheinkin

Award-winning local author Steven Sheinkin turns his uncanny skills of bringing history alive to the story of Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes of all time. The book focuses on Thorpe’s days at the infamous Carlisle Indian Industrial School, where he led the football team to victory after victory over rivals at elite whites-only schools.


The Second Mrs. Hockaday
, by Susan Rivers

Taut suspense fills the pages of this immersive Civil War novel told in letters. When Major Hockaday returns home from the war, he has plenty of reason to suspect his wife has been untrue. You’ll be completely mesmerized by this tale of love and betrayal, which was inspired by historical events.


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