Worth the Candle

 
Flickering candleWorth the Candle
Centuries ago, when people knew how much labor went into making a single candle, the decision to burn one involved real consideration. A night-time activity that didn't provide real value or true pleasure would be deemed "not worth the candle" needed to illuminate it.

Nowadays light is easy to come by; as are new, flashy things to occupy our time. But in such an abundant world, some wonderful things can be overlooked. Each week, Hicklebee's wants to remind you of a terrific book that was published years ago, but that remains worth your effort to buy it or find it at the library.

Worth the Candle has toted up more than a hundred brief reviews, and there is still at shelf at Hicklebee’s where these titles congregate. This isn’t where you’ll find a copy of Goodnight Moon or Harry Potter. Those books enjoy our love, but they thrive without special attention. Instead, the shelf is a place to find lesser-known gems—books we’d like to wave a magic wand over and turn into perennial bestsellers. So that even a generation from now, they will still be enchanting readers.

Worth the Candle—whether you’re in the store or online—is a special place to browse.
 
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Those Darn Squirrels! Cover Image
By Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547576817
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Clarion Books - September 6th, 2011

Whether the little readers identify most with the grump (who incidentally has the soul of an artist), the squirrels, or even the birds, they will come away from this book with valuable insights about persistence, problem-solving and peace-making. This book is a great fall read-along because it mentions migration and a laugh fest at any time of the year.