Book News and Notes: Presidential Book Picks

This past Saturday November 29th was Small Business Saturday. President Obama, with his daughters, supported a local bookstore and purchased some great books. Would you like to read what the President chose? Here’s the full list!  c/o Publisher’s Weekly

Being Mortal Ambition Laughing monsters All The Light


The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China by Evan Osnos


Children’s Books:

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus

A Barnyard Collection: Click, Clack, Moo and More by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin

I Spy Sticker Book and Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo, illus. by Walter Wick

Nuts to You by Lynne Rae Perkins

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus by Barbara Park, illus. by Denise Brunkus

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Mossflower by Brian Jacques

Mattimeo by Brian Jacques

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms by Katherine Rundell


Have you read any of the books on this list? Share in the comments!


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