Thursday, December 26, 2013


“THE LAND “by MILDRED D TAYLOR. The prequel to “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
This book takes place just after the Civil War. It is the story of a man who was also had a negro mistress; therefore having two families. It is very interesting book and keeps you reading. While it is classified as a young adult book I recommend it for every age . The call number at the library is T800484

Once again I thrilled as I reread Section 128 in the Doctrine and Covenants. Which gives directions on baptism for the dead. If you convert one person to the gospel and they do Temple Work for their ancestors back for 100 years in essence you have helped convert 1000 souls.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hales Autumn Book Sale~November 20-23rd~9:00am-12:00pm OUR BIGGEST SALE EVER!~ 435-752-7253~ 1612 East 1220 north, Logan

Greetings Readers Young and Old,
    Yes it's true, we have more books than we have ever had before!  Our house is bursting with excellent reading material.
    We'll begin with the non readers.  The board books for ages 0-3 are the most expensive and hardest to find.  They also have been selling the fastest but we have a glorious selection.  For you new moms and grandmas we have plenty of beautiful books for your tots.
    I can't even begin to tell you about the picture books.  So many have been brought back into print that I knew when I was a small child.  They range in the 2.00 to 4.00$ range.  If there is something specific you  need just ask, I can usually find it.  I've included my phone number and address in the heading.  Just give me a call!
    We have such delightful Christmas selections for adults and children this year.  All the Christmas books will be set up downstairs.
    Now for the beginning readers ages 4-6 I have a terrific selection, mostly singles but still I have the Biscuit books for new readers.  I know you will find something your child will be interested in!
    For ages 7-9 I have really stocked up on the Magic Tree House Books.  They range in the 2.00-2.50 price range.Beginning chapter books are so very important for our children.  They determine whether or not your child graduates to the thicker and more exciting adventures.  I just got home from a trip to Italy and I found that Geronimo Stilton is the most read author for emergent readers in all of Italy!!  I have an excellent selection of his books but they do sell out quickly.  I also have The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Catling.  I remember reading it to my boys aloud and laughing my head off.  It's 2.00 for ages 8 up.  Also for boys I have Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen.  It's on my dads top ten list for funny books.  I am so grateful to have it back in stock. (3.00 8 up)  For girls I have The Hundred Dress!  It's my most requested book for young girls and was written by Eleanor Estes.  It's finally back in print. (4.00 8 up)  Old Yeller by Fred Gipson is back in print.  It's one of the favorites from my younger days. (2.00 10 up)  Lastly is  the CLEMENTINE BOOKS.  THEY WERE MY MOMS FAVORITE FOR YOUNG GIRLS!  (3.00 8 up)  I also have the beloved Fairy books for 2.00 each.  The 7-9 year old young ladies LOVE them.
    Now for the older readers.  I got a remarkable deal on all three of the Newberry winners this year!  They are all 5.00 each!  The winner is called The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.  It's a story for animal lovers folks and it really tugs at the heart strings.  I loved it.  It's also good for both boys and girls.  For girls I also have The Princess Academy and The Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale.  She knows how to tell a story! (4.00 11 up)  The newest Newberry honor books are Splendors and Glooms, a magnificent fantastical novel by Laura Amy Schlitz, and Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage.  Both are for ages 12 AND up and are 5.00.  I have always loved Carl Hiaasen's books but they have been too expensive to carry.  He lives in England and writes exclusively about the Florida Everglades and saving the environment.  I lucked out and got CHOMP and HOOT for 4.00 each.  They are hysterical and impressive.  I highly recommend them!
    For the older boys I got my hands on a bunch of Rick Riordans books including The Son of Neptune in hardback!  They range between 4.00 to 5.00 and are for older boys.  For male sports enthusiasts we have a nice selection of well written athletic novels. (3.00-4.00 12 up)
    There are so many books I'd like to tell you about but I'm rambling now.  Come and see all the new reads and the old reads that are  back in print!  You won't be sorry.  Thank you so much for your support and kind words.  See you next week!

Most Sincerely,
Tracine, The Book Lady's Daughter

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Saturday, October 19, 2013


Like books about the way the West was settled try Gary Paulsen's books . Our library has many of them in the young adult section. Good reading for young adults and some of our older clients. “Tuckets Travels” is one of them. A story of a 14 year old boy and his capture by Indians and rescue by a Mountain Man and much more. Call No. JF Paulsen
For our more serious readers a new book at the library try Mitchell Zuckoff's “FROZEN IN TIME. AN EPIC STORY OF SURVIVAL AND MODERN QUEST FOR LOST HEROES OF WORLD WAR II “

It is now being cataloged at the library.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

LAUREN IPSUM, A fun book written in a fantasy style

LAUREN IPSUM, A fun book written in a fantasy style, which is fun to
read. Lauren is lost in Userland. She knows where she is, or where
she's going , but not at the same time. The only way out is through
Jargon-infested swamps, gates guarded by perfect logic, and the perils
of breakfast time at the Philosopher's Diner. With only her wits and
the help of a colorblind chameleon, Laurie must map her own way home.
A fun book for third grade and up to high school , any one interested
in computer programing or just fun reading. Catch it at the Newton
Town Library

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Linda and Richard Eyre

"Our vision is to fortify families by celebrating
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We are Richard and Linda Eyre. For more than 30 years we have been writing books for parents on families, life-balance, and parenting. We have published with Random House, Simon and Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Deseret Book, McGraw Hill, and Penguin, but we have just found a publisher that we like better than any of them.

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Because books have been good to us, we are now at a point where we want to give back, and to give their content to the growing number of parents who need help. We think families are the basic unit of our society and of our economy and we believe that the most important work anyone does is within the walls of his or her home and that no other success can compensate for failure in the family. Thus if anything we have learned, or done, or written can be of help to parents trying to do their best by their children…we are happy to give it.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Book review for October HEROES WITHOUT GLORY by Jack Schaefer

Book review for October
What a great book. Historically the bad guys are renounced while the good guys tend to be lost in their long shadows. Below just a caption of a few of them.
What a great book, I enjoyed it thoroughly, any one from 13 to 100 would enjoy it.
James Capen Adams a one time eastern shoemaker became Grizzly Adams. He took in twin grizzly cubs about 3months old. He named the female Martha Washington and the male Benjamin Franklin. He trained them to be pack animals. Imagine what a stir he made in San Francisco dressed in buckskins and two 800 pound tame grizzlies walking down the street. 1807-1860.
John A. Thomson came from Norway, and longed for his mountains of Norway, eventually he moved to the Sierras and found his mountains. He was a big strong man who enjoyed a blizzard . Their was a need of a man to get mail over the Sierras in the winter time. Often the snow was 15 feet deep , eventual he remember the Norwegian snow shoes. He made a pair what they called snow skates, he whittled them out of oak, they were 10 feet long and 4 inches wide and nearly an inch thick. They weighted 25 pounds this plus his mail bag of 40 pounds or more. No one to show him how to use them he stumbled , he flounder , he fell . He kept on until they were like wings on his feet. Thus skis were brought to America, he modified the skis latter and loved to teach children how to ski. What a debt we in Utah owe this man “SKI UTAH”. A great story.

The library has two copies of this book call number 700056, F591

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hales Summer Book Sale August 21-24th 9:00am to 12:00Noon 1612 East 1220 North 752-7253

Greetings Readers!!,
    It's official, I now have more books in the house than my mother ever did!  We have some wonderful novels.   I have both Newberry honor books for 2013 but the Newberry Medal Winner,"The One and Only Ivan" is still $15.99 in hardback.  I have enjoyed getting acquainted with Splendors and Glooms a 2013 honor book (5.00 Soft cover 12 up)  It takes place in London and Three Times Lucky the other honor book (5.00 Hardback 11 up)  I have Becoming Naomi Leo'n from the author of Esperanza Rising. (3.00 11 up)  It's also an ALA Notable Children's Book, ALA Schneider Family Book Award etc.  It's a tender tale of family and loyalty. I found a bunch of copies of Plain Girl by Virginia Sorensen.  She's the same author who wrote Miracles on Maple Hill.  It's a tender and wise book, and the details of Amish living are interesting and authentic. I was able to order Faith, Hope and Ivey June again!  I loved this book about two southern 7th grade girls who switch places for two weeks and visit each others homes and schools.

    I haven't forgotten the boys or their beloved science fiction.  I still have a collection of the Percy Jackson novels.  They are a must read for science fiction buffs.  I also found Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. (5.00 12up) Also, The Dark is RIsing by Susan Cooper.  It won the newberry Medal in 1973 and is a thriller!  I have The Voyage of the Frog by Gary Paulsen whcih is an extremely good book for boys who enjoy adventure.  I will let you know the word DAM shows up in chapter one when the grandfather dies.  It's the only inappropriate word in the book. (2.00 10 up)  The Penderwicks are back!  This is a story for boys and girls about summer adventures.  I didn't put this one down.  It was terrific! (5.00 11up)

    I am well stocked for early readers.  I have a big selection of the Magic Tree House collection (2-3.00 7-9) as well as many, many others.  The hardest and most expensive books to buy are the board books for ages 0-3.  They sell the fastest and have been a bear to get my hands on.  I am happy to report that I have a magnificent collection of board books.  None of the are over five dollars and most are three or four.  Clemintine is also back with a new book to add to her collection.  She was moms favorite for young readers so I try to stock up on her books when I can.  She's a funnier modern day Pippi Longstocking.(3.00 7-9)

    If you have questions on certain books feel free to email me.  I've only listed a very few but hopefully you'll come and see all the goodies we have.  We'll be here Wednesday through Saturday, from 9:00 to 12:00. 1612 East 1220 North Logan Utah  (435) 752-7253
    Thanks so very much for your support!
Most Sincerely,
 Tracine Parkinson  The Book Lady's Daughter

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Inspiring books I have read lately

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Frederick Douglass

Inspiring books I have read lately
"The Great Serum Race" by Debbie S Miller
A children’s book about the Iditarod Trail
The Iditarod Race in March is in commemoration
of the race in 1925 to carry Diphtheria vaccine to Nome Alaska to save children’s lives. Beautiful pictures by Jon Van Zyle a musher himself. Now at the library..
Also:"Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ" by Brother Andrew ( recommenced by an institute teacher)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Recommended Reading.
FREEDOM'S PATH a series of three books by JUDITH MILLER # 1 FIRST DAWN, # 2 ,MORNING SKY and #3 DAYLIGHT COMES. Interesting books about the settlement of Kansas after the Civil War. Miller is a good writer and these books are published by BETHANY HOUSE so you know they are clean books to read. Call number PS3613.C3858 CF.

Need some fun in your life. Ron Carter wrote a series of small books that you can read in an evening, that is if you can stop laughing long enough to finish them.
“The trial of May Lou, The Blackfoot Moonshine Rebellion, The Royal Maccabees Rocky Mountain Salvation Company and The Clearwater Union. (The Clearwater Union War is certain to have readers rolling with laughter as they follow a fascinating and often hilarious tale about unionization and the dilemmas it caused in rural western America. Ron Carter's delightful cast of characters includes twenty-three Chicago mobsters, who work for Big Ed and his mammoth union, and a handful of bright but sometimes backward Idaho locals who take on the Union bosses out of Chicago and win.) Call # PS3553.A7833 CF

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Hales Spring BOOK SALE---WEDNESDAY May 20-23rd---9:00-12:00 Hales Home 1612 East 1220 North 752-7253

Greetings Friends and Book Lovers,
    We are now ready for our spring book sale.  It's going to be great too!  I have a wonderful new offering of picture books.  Many that have been out of print have been reprinted and I have them in stock!  This is exciting for us old timers to see best loved books being reprinted again!
    As for our beginning reader books I have restocked the Rainbow Magic Fairy books.  I never seem to have enough so come in as soon as you can for the best selection. (Age 7-9, 2.00)  I have several full baskets of early readers.  Many are one of a kind, that's all I could get my hands on.  (Ages 4 and up 1.50 to 3.00)  I also have restocked the Geronimo Stilton books from our last sale.(7-9, 3.00-4.00)  They are hard to keep on library shelves!  There's also the GREAT series and the most popular for children from the Magic Tree House. (ages 7-9, 2.50-3.00)
    For the older children I have Kneeknock Rise, a NewBerry Honor book for ages 10 and up ( 2.00)  I found a bunch of copies of Andrew Clements THE JACKET.  If you haven't read this one it's a very important little book on prejudice and very well written too. (8 up, 2.00)  I got a bunch ofSarah Plain and Tall copies.  It won the Newberry medal some years ago.Hope Was here won the Newberry Honor medal and it's wonderful for young girls. (10 and up, 2.00)  I lucked out and got some more copies of Joan Bauers, Hope Was Here and Almost Famous (11 and up 4.00).  For boys I found Gary Paulsens, "Brian's Return.  (10 and up, 2.00).  I also have RULES which won the Newberry medal and also the Schneider Family Book award.  It's a clear look at having an autistic sibling.  Maniac Magee is back havind won the Newberry Medal some years ago.  It's a wonderful book for boys and girls too. (10 and up, 4.00).  I also found STONE FOX for 2.00 each.  We spent one whole day reading the STONE FOX when I was teaching school.  Then we wrote about it and made pictures to hang around the classroom.  It's a wonderful story!  (9 and up, 2.00).
    For older girls I have reordered the Ally Carter mystery series.  It's about girls who go to a school for extraordinary young women but it's really a school for young spies.  I have truly enjoyed reading these books!  Ally Carter is a hoot! (12 and up, 4.00)
    For those of you who have asked I finally have the Princess Academy!  It's a Newberry Honor book.  I loved this book and wish I had ordered more of them!  It's for ages 10 and up but would be an excellent read aloud too.  (4.00)
    I have a better selection of books for older boys and have carefully screened them for language and inappropriate situations.  Come on in and take a look.  Give me a call  if there's a specific book you'd like, I may have it!  I have too many books to name this time!  Thanks for your continued support.
    Most Sincerely,
   Tracine Parkinson
P.S. Check out the  for an update on great books for young and old!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Inspiring books I have read lately






Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
Frederick Douglass

"The Great Serum Race" by Debbie S Miller
A children’s book about the Iditarod Trail
The Iditarod Race in March is in commemoration
of the race in 1925 to carry Diphtheria vaccine to Nome Alaska to save children’s lives. Beautiful pictures by Jon Van Zyle a musher himself. Now at the library..
Also:"Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ" by Brother Andrew ( recommenced by an institute teacher)