The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher HealyThe Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
by Christopher Healy
(pub. 4/13)

This is a charming, clever, and utterly wonderful interpretation of fairy tales. Taking the four “Prince Charming”s from Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel, this book shows the frustration these four feel at only being remembered as Prince Charming. After all they have names! (Frederick, Duncan, Liam, and Gustav, respectively, in case you were wondering.) This book is easy to adore, and even easier to laugh with (because, to be honest, these princes aren’t very good at what they do). The League of Princes is the best kind of league–unintentionally funny and still just as charming as their nicknames claim them to be.

This book is outstanding. But the character of Duncan (Snow White’s prince) is the best of all. Read it for him and Snow White, if nothing else.

Recommended by:
Rachel – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville


Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

ImageCarry On, Warrior
by Glennon Doyle Melton
(pub 4/13)

Melton’s blog,, is one I came across when her post “Don’t Carpe Diem” went viral a while back.  She’s an honest writer with a past that gives every moment a unique perspective.  Add a spouse and a few kids to that mix, and you get what she calls a “brutiful” (brutal and beautiful) collection of essays, thoughts, and stories.  She will make you laugh and go looking for the nearest person to read a passage out loud to, then bring you to tears as she gets to the heart of some of parenting’s most difficult moments.  I loved reading this and immediately wanted to share it with every parent I know.

Recommended by:
Ginny – Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville