Because I had the opportunity to own Kindred Books, I've been lucky to come across some wonderful books that I have fallen in love with over the years. I'd love to share some of these titles with you. 

Fair Warning: The majority of the books will not be new releases and possibly not available in stores. With this thought in mind, if you'd like to read anything listed here, but are unable to locate a copy at your local independent bookstore, I suggest you try some online websites, which specialize in hard to find, rare, first edition, and out of print books. Two of the very best are: and 

**Need More? Check out the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Archives below.

April 2018 

Children's Pick - King of the Seventh Grade by Barbara Cohen

A book about peer pressure and the havoc and uncertainty it can cause in a young person. This book is about a Jewish boy who questions his religion due to peer pressure. In today's atmosphere, this book is an important reminder that kids have a hard time listening to their inner voices when bombarded by outside influences. Making the right choice is sometimes a difficult task.

Adult Pick - Prime Time: The Life and Times of Edward R. Murrow by Alexander Kendrick

Now and then, I really enjoy a good biography. This is one of the good ones, and unlike some others that I have read, it didn't make me dislike the subject of the biography. Although, I don't agree with everything Mr. Murrow stood for, I found his story interesting and enlightening. If you like biographies as much as I do, this is a good one!

March 2018

Children's Pick - Ginnie Joins In by Catherine Woolley

This book is one in a series of 'Ginnie' books meant for young girls. It is a cute book about Ginnie wanting to fit in. A terrific book about learning to not only accept yourself, but also about determination. 

Adult Pick - The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

Sometimes it is hard to read autobiographies about famous people we admire or look up to. In the past, I've read autobiographies which disillusioned me and left me with an unfavorable impression. Although there are things in this book which aren't necessarily flattering for Patrick Swayze, I think the book made me admire him even more than I did before. It's a truly inspirational read and highlights his determination to live despite that fact that his body was failing. Good read!!

February 2018

Children's Pick - The Lace Snail by Betsy Byers

This delightful young children's book is about a snail that loves leaving a lacy trail. The drawings are wonderful. It is a hard to find book, and the price is quite high. It is best to look on abebooks or biblio . com for this one. 

Adult Pick - Follow The River by Albert I. Mayer

An unforgettable depiction of the Indian Wars that took place in the 1790s along the Ohio River. As an historical fiction, it is sad that this was a part of American history. As fiction, it is a sweeping love story that is complicated and touches the heart. 

January 2018

Children's Pick - Aboard A Bus by Mary Rogers Smith

A young children's book about a family that travels by bus to visit their grandmother. The book contains real photographic pictures. Nostalgic as well.

Adult Pick -  Horse Wrangler by Floyd C. Bard

This is a very simply written book. It is a true story about Floyd Bard and how he grew up around horses and cattle. His viewpoint makes for interesting reading.

2017 Archive

Children's Picks

The Beyond by Jean and Jeff Sutton

The Heart of the Orchestra by Jean Craig

Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Chester Aaron

The White Mountains by John Christopher

Bases Loaded by Wilfred McCormick

Getting There - Frontier Travel Without Power by Suzanne Hilton

Famous Pirates of the New World by A.B.C. Whipple

Crickets by Olive L. Earle

I Want To Be A Homemaker by Carol Greene

Dinosaur Twins by Inez Hogan

Theodore Turtle by Ellen MacGregor

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Adult Picks

Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham

The Day They Shook the Plum Tree by Arthur H. Lewis

Something Of Value by Robert Ruark

The Road Back To Paris by A. J. Liebling

Wild Cow Takes by Ben K. Green

How Dear To My Heart by Emily Kimbrough

To Ride the Wind by Henry Still

Lucy Maud Montgomery - The Gift of Wings by Mary Henley Rubio

The Opalescent Moon by Jane Flower Deringer

A Kingdom by James Hanley

Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult

Lonesome Traveler by Weldon Hill

2016 Archive

Children's Picks

Judy North, Drum Majorette by Carol Morse

Tony and the Little Blue Car by Edna Walker Chandler

Ten Kids, No Pets by Ann M. Martin

Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer by Ronald Syme

Drake by Jean Lee Latham

The Very Messy Room by Elizabeth and Henry Stanton

The Little History of the United States by Mable Pyne

The Crumb by Jean Slaughter Doty

The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists Club by Bertrand R. Brinley

Old One-Toe by Michel-Aime Baudouy

Ernie Banks-Mr. Cub by Bill Libby

High Heels For Jennifer by Eunice Smith Young

Adult Picks

We Die Alone by David Howarth

Moonraker's Bride by Madeleine Brent

Saved By the Light by Dannion Brinkley

Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane

A Kind of Magic by Edna Ferber

Captain From Castile & Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger

Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner

Trouble in Triplicate by Rex Stout

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

The Case of the Crooked Candle by Earl Stanley Gardner

The Lion and the Throne by Catherine Drinker Bowen

The Lady and The Tigers by Olga S. Greenlaw

2015 Archive

Children's Picks

Thursday's Child by Noel Streatfeild

Plantation Doll by Cora Cheney

The Nose Knows- A McGurk Mystery by E.W. Hildick

Stinky Socks by Justine Korman

The Secret Hide-Out by John Peterson

Archelon and the Sea Dragon by Frances K. Pavel

The Secret of the Ancient Oak by Wolo

The Sweet Smell of Christmas by Patricia M. Scarry

The Year of the Jeep by Keith Robertson

The Creature of Saxony Woods by Harriette Sheffer Abels

The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill

Time To Go Back by Mabel Esther Allan


Adult Picks

Meet Me In St. Louis by Sally Benson

The Vexations of A.J. Wentworth by H.F. Ellis

There's a Rhino in the Rose Bed, Mother by Betty Leslie-Melville

Gift of Gold by Beverly Butler

The Joy of Snow by Elizabeth Goudge

The Gold and Silver Hooks by Ruth Moore

The Straight and Narrow Path by Honor Tracy

The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner

They Came To A River by Allis McKay

The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser

The Lion in the Lei Shop by Kaye Starbird

Pat and Roald by Barry Farrell

2014 Archive

Children's Picks 
Miss Osborne the Mop by Wilson Gage
Friend Monkey by P L Travers
The Silver Dollar Hoard of Aristotle Gaskins by Gerry Turner
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
Danny Boy the Picture Pony by Alice E. Goudey
Miss Lollipop's Lion by Judy Varga
The Vanishing Scarecrow by Phyllis A. Whitney
Fly-By-Night by K. M. Peyton
Everglades Adventure by Stephen W. Meader
The Lost Legend of Finn by Mary Tannen
All the Days Were Summer by Jack Bickham
Bertram and His Funny Animals by Paul T. Gilbert

Adult Picks for 2014
Sourdough Gold by James B. Hendrix
Nethergate by Norah Lofts
The Roald Dahl Omnibus by Roald Dahl
Billy Gashade by Loren D. Estleman
Ripley Under Ground by Patricia Highsmith
Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson
The Brand Inheritance by Dorothy Fletcher
Mama Makes Up Her Mind by Bailey White
Trumpets Sound No More by F. Van Wyck Mason
Lady Unafraid by J. Raleigh Nelson
A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan
How Far To Bethlehem? by Norah Lofts