So you took a vacation to the beach this summer and you had a gazillion questions about ships and the sea but nobody to ask. Well, grab "Do Dolphins Ever Sleep?" by Pierre Yves and Sally Bely (c.2007, Sheridan House, $19.95) and wonder no more. This book is a little on the technical side, but contains so many interesting facts about ships and how they work; weather, moons, and anything in the sky; and the sea and all the creatures in it. This book is perfect for Dad, too, if you're in the mood to do some early Holiday shopping.
And now that we mention it, you're mind is on your own Want List for the holidays. You know everybody's going to be asking you what you want for Christmas, so why not get a few ideas by reading "101 Things to Buy Before You Die" by Maggie Davis and Charlotte Williamson (c.2007, Red Rock Press, $21.95). Wouldn't you love a $500 fountain pen with which to write your grocery list? How about a sofa in the shape of lips or a $1300 coffee maker? Ask Santa for this book and everything in it.
So there you are. Four good books to while away the time while you're winding down from a busy summer.