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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jimmy the Greatest!
Jimmy the Greatest!

“Once in a while I’ll be impressed by a book for kids, pick it up to review it, and in the course of writing the review become more and more impressed as I return to the book for double, triple, … Continue reading

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Spotlighting Running Press Young Adult Books

 More praise for The Down Side of Being Charlie Really nice interview with Literary Rambles. And it sounds like people are getting geared up for the second book, too. http://www.literaryrambles.com/2012/04/ Here a the very creative and fun book trailer. www.youtube.com/watch?v=auBLlMKLIvI Steampunk: … Continue reading

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Starred Kirkus review for Street Dreams
Starred Kirkus review for Street Dreams

This YA title from Bold Strokes Books received a starred review in the May 15 issue of Kirkus (already live on site).  Kirkus called this novel by Tama Wise “compassionate, thoughtful and expressive.” “This New Zealand import traces a Maori … Continue reading

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Spring Gardening

It’s time to plant your gardens! Have you seen our hot new and recent gardening books? We’ve got something for everyone! Have you always wanted to try growing your own aquaponic garden? Then check out Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide … Continue reading

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How to Retrain Your Brain
How to Retrain Your Brain

Fitness magazine piece is out on stands now. Titled “Look on the Bright Side,” the article profiles three women who reached their fitness goals. Elaine is quoted and the book is mentioned in the introduction.   “A psychologist looks at the … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Water
Why We Love the Water

I love to swim, my parents would tease me saying that I was a fish, I never wanted to get out of the water.  I was on the swim team my freshman year in high school and enjoyed it somewhat-though racing isn’t … Continue reading

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A Stylish Pocket Gardening Guide for Spring
A Stylish Pocket Gardening Guide for Spring

A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening is a beautifully illustrated, informative reference book designed to provide ready, simply answers to all the basic questions about plants.  Packed with information on everything from photosynthesis and botanists to the Latin names … Continue reading

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“Why you trying to teach me to multiply, Ms. Lisa? Black people don’t multiply, black people just add and subtract.”
“Why you trying to teach me to multiply, Ms. Lisa?  Black people don’t multiply, black people just add and subtract.”

As we head into graduation season, it’s worth taking a moment to think about Lisa Delpit’s new book, Multiplication Is for White People and the ongoing achievement gap between white and African-American children. Delpit’s first book Other People’s Children, (published … Continue reading

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Picture My Day

Looking for wordbooks with a new twist? Picture My Day (Owlkids) by Séverine Cordier and Cynthia Lacroix takes vocabulary books to a new level by telling us a story. And check out the review it got in the New York … Continue reading

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play ball….

Two great books for baseball fans …. Extra Innings analyzes and interprets the numbers side of the game better than any other book. The authors never lose sight of the value of leadership and performance under pressure as they help explain the … Continue reading

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