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April 21, 2010

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 21, 2010

In the Largehearted Word series, the staff of Brooklyn's WORD bookstore highlights several new books released this week.

WORD is an independent neighborhood bookstore in Greenpoint, the northernmost neighborhood of Brooklyn, that celebrated its third anniversary this March. Our primary goal is to be whatever our community needs us to be, which currently means carrying a lot of paperback fiction (especially classics), cookbooks, board books, and absurdly cute cards and stationery. In addition, we're fiends for a good event, from the classic author reading and Q&A to potlucks and a basketball league (and anything set in a bar). We're a small operation, just 1000 square feet and four people, but we read too much, so it all works out. If a weekly dose of WORD here isn't enough for you, follow us on Twitter: @wordbrooklyn.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
by Philip Pullman

If you've read the His Dark Materials trilogy (and if you haven't---um---why not?), then you can imagine where Pullman is going with this "fiercely subversive" retelling of the gospels.

The House of Wittsgenstein: A Family At War
by Alexander Waugh

It could be that I am the only person in the world who started drooling when I saw that Alexander Waugh was taking on the insane Wittgenstein family. I hope there are at least a few of us, though.

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
by Nikki McClure

It's not, but this book will help you get ready. We love McClure's paper-cuts more with every book she illustrates.

by Jean-Luc Fromental and Joelle Jolivet

It's oversized, full of crazy mishaps, and painted in bold shades: the perfect new storytime book.

Pitschi: The Kitten Who Always Wanted To Be Something Else: A Sad Story That Ends Well
by Fred Kaplan

Pitschi: The Kitten Who Always Wanted To Be Something Else: A Sad Story That Ends Well by Hans Fischer (NorthSouth). Time for a new generation to meet the adorable Pitschi, courtesy of one of Switzerland's most beloved children's book creators.

10% off books and free shipping when you use this week's code EVERYBODY LOVES KIDS' BOOKS in the comments at checkout.

WORD Brooklyn links:

WORD website
WORD blog
WORD on Twitter
WORD's Facebook page
WORD's Flickr photos

also at Largehearted Boy:

other Largehearted Word Books of the Week (weekly new book highlights)

52 Books, 52 Weeks (my yearly reading project)
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics & graphic novel highlights)
Book Notes (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)