Welcome to Santoro’s Books.We specialize in serving the book needs of teachers and librarians. We know your schedule is jammed and we hope you can come to rely on us not just to fulfill your orders, but to make suggestions and assist with budgetary concerns. Feel free to submit your wish list – we’ll let you know price, availability and date of delivery. We have access to any book in print, including textbooks and foreign language editions. If you’re not sure of exact titles, tell us your areas of interest, reading levels, etc. and we’ll create a recommended title list for you, complete with descriptions and reviews. Just send us an email to start the process firstname.lastname@example.org
Among our many personal services we offer:
– Free delivery in the greater Seattle area
– Discounts that are frequently better than the online retailer
– Price quotes (we’ll work within your budget)
– Twenty-one day billing
– Return options
– Title recommendations
– Anything else we can do to make your life easier – at least as far as book ordering is concerned
More details can be found in the School Orders section of our website.
Resources for Educators:
Local authors who make school visits:
Sara Nickerson – The author most recently of The Secrets of Blueberries, Brothers, Moose and Me, a great summer (or anytime) read for middle graders.
Martha Brockenbrough – Her recent book for young adults, The Game of Love and Death is a fascinating novel incorporating the themes of aviation, jazz, corruption and poverty in 1937 Seattle.
Mark Holtzen – His new picture book, A Ticket to the Pennant: A Tale of Baseball in Seattle, follows Huey in 1955 as he searches for his ticket to a Seattle Rainers’ baseball game. Illustrated by John Skewes of Larry Gets Lost In… fame.
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Speakers Bureau
Of Topical Interest:
Shelf Awareness: The Bard Lives On – Reviews of three new books for teens which incorporate Shakespearean themes. I would also mention Nancy Rawles’ book, Miz Sparks is on Fire and this Ain’t No Drill (one of my favorite books about a teacher) in which the character adapts the sonnets to describe her students (great idea for a writing exercise!). This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.
Gather Here – Northwest history resources for 3rd to 5th grade students.
Reviews and Awards:
Alex Awards – Given to books written for adults, appropriate for teen readers.
Americas Award for Children’s and YA Literature – Books published in the previous year in English or Spanish that portray Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos in the United States.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books – National book review publication, extensive selection of new releases and themes.
Quote of the Month
“Now that he had seen more of life, and been deafened by the noise of time, he thought it likely that Shakespeare had been right, had been truthful: but only for his own times. In the world’s younger days, when magic and religion held sway, it was plausible that monsters might have consciences. Not anymore. The world had moved on, become more scientific, more practical, less under the sway of the old superstitions. And tyrants had moved on as well. Perhaps conscience no longer had an evolutionary function, and so had been bred out. Penetrate beneath the modern tyrant’s skin, go down layer after layer, and you will find that the texture does not change, that granite encloses yet more granite; and there is no cave of conscience to be found.”
~Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time
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Seattle, WA 98107