Thomas Edison, Mina Edison, and Henry Ford have all been the focus of news stories recently. Monthly, the Curatorial Staff will pick books on timely topics or current events.
Of the thousands of people who live and vacation on Sanibel and Captiva islands, many of them will discover the world famous Bubble Room. Katie Gardenia, the Bubble Room’s creator, shares some of the funny and remarkable stories from her career as well as the recipes that made her restaurant such a great success. A Bubble Moment includes 30 recipes and the author has added three-dimensional art to every book, making each copy unique. This cookbook/art book makes a great gift for visitors to the area as well as those who have tasted the Bubble Room’s world famous cakes and want to try and imitate them. Autographed copies available.
From ancient graveyards and monuments, to modern restaurants and hotels, this book offers a delightful collection of uncanny legends and eerie folklore about Florida’s beautiful west coast. The third volume in a three part series contains 22 spine-chilling stories in cities from Pensacola to Naples. If these tales don’t give you goose bumps and make your hair stand on end, at least they will offer you food for thought.
Room on the Broom – by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
The witch and her cat couldn’t be happier, flying through the sky on their broomstick – until the witch drops her hat, then her bow, then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items and all they want in return is a ride on the broomstick, but will there be enough room on her broom? This enchanting story of quick wits and friendship is full of humor and adventure. Perfect for early readers during the fall season.
Each of these books, and many more, are available in the Edison Ford Museum Store, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops and ONLINE.
Be on the lookout for next months Great Book Picks!