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April 18, 2012

Largehearted WORD Books of the Week - April 18th, 2012

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 recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. 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.

WORD also hosts the monthly Largehearted Lit reading series, featuring authors who participated in this blog's Book Notes series and musical guests.

Eat With Your Hands
by Zakary Pelaccio

The founder of Fatty Crab and Fatty 'Cue has a new cookbook full of inventive, eclectic recipes that encourage dirty hands and adventurous eating (pig ear salad, anyone?). Sidebars include drink suggestions and tips about what you should listen to as you cook.

Boy + Bot
by Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino

Jenn would like to give this to robot-loving-children everywhere. Do little boys need oiling? Do robots like applesauce? Important questions are answered herein!

The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict
by Trenton Lee Stewart

Stephanie says, "A very satisfying prequel to the Benedict Society books that will be loved by fans of the series or folks who haven't read it yet."

Kit and Willy's Dogs of the World
by Zebedee Helm

Kit (a boy) and Willy (a dachshund) helpfully explain the identifying traits of various dog breeds, from chihuahuas (which eat the mints out of their owners' handbags and thus have nice breath) to the rare chocolate lab, which obviously is harder to find because mostly they get eaten by chocolate fans.

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)