Friday, June 25, 2010

Get into the Beatles with a Little Help from the Blog

These guys look familiar....

I read somewhere that it was National Beatles month? Has anyone else seen this? It's been 43 years since the Fab Four released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, so maybe that's why June is the month to celebrate them? Whatever the reason, here are some great books to increase your Beatle-mania and make your summer a little more musical. Don't forget that you can also check out CDs from the library (and put holds on them)!

And a little something to listen to while you read the rest of this blog entry...

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Penny is sick of boys and sick of dating. So she vows no more. Debut author Eulberg tells a very funny, very relatable romantic story for anyone who's ever sworn off love and then found it anyway.

Pepperland by Mark Delaney
Sixteen-year-old Star is angry that her mother has died and nothing seems to make her feel better. It is not until Star finds an unsent letter addressed to John Lennon and a broken-down vintage Gibson guitar that she begins to find a way out of her grief and maybe even a way to take care of some unfinished business left by her mother. 

John Lennon: All I Want is Truth by Elizabeth PartridgePartridge chronicles the emotional highs and paralyzing lows which John Lennon transformed into brilliant, evocative songs. With photos spanning his entire life, this is the unforgettable biography of one of rock's biggest legends.

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: The Beatles, Beatlemania and the Music that Changed the World by Bob Spitz
It starts in the housing projects and school playgrounds of Liverpool, where four boys would discover themselves--and a new form of music called rock 'n roll. It takes us from the famous first meeting between John and Paul, to the clubs of Liverpool and Germany when George and Ringo join the band, down Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields, to America and the height of the Beatles' success--when they were still teenagers. 

For more resources on the Beatles, you can check out the Library's Spotlight. 
All book blurbs in this post from BookLetters

 Image by Foxtongue

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