Book Deals to Wrap Up January

This is a WILDLY good weekend for book deals! I couldn’t believe how many great titles were on massive sale, from some of my favorite audiobooks for grownups to great kid books (including several that can be made into Yoto cards!).

Here’s what caught my eye this weekend!

Book Deals to Wrap Up January

the good sister book

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth – audiobook
This book was one of my favorites from the 2021 Summer Reading Guide! It’s the story of two sisters who grew up with a very difficult mother and got each other through it. Now they’re both adults and still lean on each other, although Fern relies much more heavily on Rose, who is the more stable of the two. But when Fern discovers that her sister can’t have the thing she most wants – a baby – Fern decides this might be the moment she can pay Rose back for a lifetime of taking care of her. What could possibly go wrong?


a tale of two castlesA Tale of Two Castles by Gail Carson Levine – ebook
She wrote one of my all-time favorite books, Ella Enchanted, but I haven’t read this two book series of hers. It’s filled with mystery, fantasy (think ogres and dragons), and of course a remarkable heroine! 




the read aloud familyThe Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids by Sarah Mackenzie – ebook
I mean, you already know I love this book (so much so that I picked it for the 2019 Everyday Reading Book Club!). But if you’re looking to make reading with your children a bigger part of your routine this year, there aren’t many more inspirational books than this one. It’s truly a gold mine of ideas. (Full review here)


stardustStardust by Neil Gaiman – ebook
I’d heard a lot about The Graveyard Book even before it won the Newbery since it’s by Neil Gaiman, a man who inspires a following like few others. I haven’t yet read Stardust, but this one about catching a falling star, sounds like something from a fantasy adventure I’d want to be a part of. I loved the movie version, so I’m excited to dive into the book. (The audiobook version is also on sale for $4.99.)

you need a budgetYou Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham – audiobook
Someone recommended this one to me on Instagram and I immediately checked it out from the library. You know me – I never shy away from a money book! This finance book shares four essentials rules to budgeting and money to help you stop living paycheck-to-paycheck and save more.



Lemonade WarThe Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies – audiobook
I read this one years ago when I was a school librarian and it was SO popular with my students. Two siblings, Evan and Jessie, are both smart, but in different ways – one is people smart, while one is more math smart. When they each bring their talents to a competition to sell the most lemonade, it’s going to be an all-out battle.



the happiness projectThe Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin – audiobook
I LOVE Gretchen Rubin and this book, which really made a name for her. It is so delightful and perfect for a reset time, which is what I see the beginning of a new year as. (Full review here)




Sarah plain and tallSarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan – audiobook
This beloved Newbery winner is the story of Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton who comes out to the prairies from her home in Maine when Papa advertises for someone to come join their family as a wife and mother. (This one is a title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!).



the one and only ivanThe One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – audiobook
I pretty much don’t care for animals (I know) and I STILL think this is one of the best kids books ever, Newbery winner or not. When a book is this sweet, funny, and well-written, who cares if it’s narrated by a gorilla? Not me. (This one is a title, which means you can make it into a Yoto card!). (Full review here



the longest letsgoboyThe Longest Letsgoboy by Derick Wilder – audiobook
This gentle book follows a girl and her dog through the dog’s last day of life. Told by the dog himself, on his last walk on the earth, he beautifully describes all he sees, feels and smells. This book is so well done would be a great way to open up a dialogue after the loss of a beloved pet. (I just included it this week on my book list of picture books about death and loss).



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