Back-to-School Reading List 2016

Book Satchel

As August melts into September and America’s students head back to school, those of us long-since graduated from the classroom shouldn’t have to miss out on all the fun. No, we’re not volunteering for pop quizzes or term papers, but we are raising our hands high to read a fresh crop of awesome books! Luckily, the Autumn 2016 edition of the Bas Bleu catalog is scheduled to land in mailboxes today. (You can check out our virtual catalog online if your postal carrier is tardy…and you just can’t wait!) Continue reading

Back-to-School Reading List 2015

autumn landscape

In our neck of the woods, summer doesn’t exactly drift into autumn like the falling leaves. It’s simply scorching hot until it’s…not. Nonetheless, we’ve recently spied a few non-meteorological signs that autumn is headed our way: School buses are running through the neighborhoods, football teams are scrimmaging on the practice fields, and Bas Bleu’s Autumn 2015 catalog is fresh off the presses!

In this issue, you’ll find tons of new gift items and, of course, plenty of new books to sink your teeth into. Our editors have chosen a dozen of our particular favorites to share with you here; you can see all of our new offerings in the catalog and on our website. For a brief plot “teaser,” hover your mouse pointer over the book cover; or, click on the image to read the full review at Happy reading! Continue reading

Back-to-School Reading List 2014

It seems like just yesterday Bas Bleu was firing up the grill for Memorial Day, yet kids across the country already are heading back to school. While we don’t envy them their math tests, history papers, or gym classes, we are a little jealous thinking about all of the amazing books they’ll discover this year.

But never fear! Just because you aren’t packing fresh pencils and a new Trapper Keeper into your bag this week doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a pile of amazing new books at your fingertips. Continue reading