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November 18, 2013

11-19 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘DOG LOVES COUNTING’

BY LOUISE YATES

Best-selling author Louise Yates and her beloved character Dog are back in the follow-up to the “New York Times” best-seller “Dog Loves Books” and “Dog Loves Drawing.” With the first two Dog books, Louise Yates used spare text and adorable illustrations to gently teach early childhood concepts.

In “Dog Loves Counting,” Dog embarks on an all-new learning adventure — counting!

Dog can’t go to sleep. He loves books so much that he just can’t stop reading. Dog tries counting sheep, but it’s not working — perhaps there are some other creatures he can count?

Soon Dog is off on an adventure, finding friends and numbers in unexpected places. Meet Dog and let him show you why he loves counting!

With minimal words and attractive pictures, “Dog Loves Counting” provides parents with the perfect way to introduce young children to numbers. “Dog Loves Counting’s” cache of charming characters coupled with a darling story will truly captivate both parents and children alike.

Ages 4-8.

‘INDIGO’

BY GINA LINKO

New Orleans is well-known for being a city of mystery and magic. In Gina Linko’s new novel “Indigo,” this mystical city is now home to Corrine Harlowe.

Corrine has a sixth sense, but she doesn’t know it yet. It takes a series of extraordinary events and one especially brazen boy to make Corrine begin to realize the power she possesses.

While walking along the water when a sudden storm breaks out, Corrine tries to rescue her younger sister Sophie after a painful fall on slippery rocks. But instead of saving Sophie, Corrine’s touch seems to electrocute her sister. Corrine’s vision is blinded by the color indigo, and in that instant, everything changes.

She is convinced she has killed her sister.

To restart their lives, Corrine’s family moves to New Orleans. Though Corrine does her best to separate herself from her family and classmates, strange things continue to happen around her in this haunting city.

She realizes that her power cannot be ignored, particularly when Rennick, a local boy with an unexpected gift, suggests another possibility: Corrine might have “the touch,” an ability to heal those around her.

However, knowing what happened to her sister, Corrine must decide whether or not her touch heals or harms.

“Indigo” is a novel that uses the sounds and flavors of New Orleans as its distinctive, and often eerie, backdrop. Corrine’s experiences — with grief, love, and the seemingly miraculous — will challenge readers to believe in the unexplainable.

Ages 14 up.

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