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Category Archives: News Tidbits

The King and the Magician

In this beautifully illustrated picture book, a powerful king learns about true friendship. King believes he is the most powerful man in his kingdom; he demands the respect of his subjects, and as a result his subjects fear him.  One day … Continue reading

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One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream
One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream

Weaving history, journalism, and memoir, Eric Liu explores the parallel rise of China and the Chinese American, the means by which Chinese immigrants have excelled despite the constraints of racism and xenophobia, and how they are rewriting the American story. QUOTES AND … Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews Painted Horses from Grove Press

KIRKUS REVIEW A mid-1950s oater that wants to come over all cowboy and sensitive at the same time. Catherine Lemay, the heroine of Brooks’ debut, is a young archaeologist who’s seen the aftermath of war poking around in the rubble … Continue reading

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Publishers Weekly reviews TWO from KO Kids Books

Like Otoshi’s Zero and One, this book stars numerals brushed in cheery colors on clean white pages. Two is best friends with One—or was, until Three comes between them. “Come play with me, One,” invites Three. “Odds are better than … Continue reading

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New from Sky Pony Press – Pack of Dorks

Lucy is one of the most popular girls in her 4th grade class.  Becky, Lucy’s best friend, convinces Lucy that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed during recess will make both of them 4th grade legends.  Unfortunately, the quick … Continue reading

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Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love

By Thomas Maier Paperback Reprint ISBN: 9780465079995 SEASON TWO OF MASTERS OF SEX PREMIERES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 13TH Congrats to Masters of Sex on its 5 emmy nominations Also this week, LIFE.com posted an essay by Tom Maier on Masters … Continue reading

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United States of LEGO: A Brick Tour of America

    In this hilarious guide to the US, photographer and author Jeff Friesen gives readers a unique tour of the United States.  Friesen composes LEGO dioramas of scenes that represent each state.     Each image is accompanied by … Continue reading

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July 4th Titles

Check out these fun and educational books about a time traveling elephant named Ellis.  Author Callista Gringrich and illustrator Susan Arciero construct these stories to teach young readers about US history.  Young readers will be delighted with the fun illustrations … Continue reading

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How to Ruin a Queen
How to Ruin a Queen

In How to Ruin a Queen, award-winning author Jonathan Beckman tells a remarkable tale of political machinations and extravagance on an enormous scale; of kidnappings, prison breaks, and assassination attempts; of hapless French police in disguise, reams of lesbian pornography, … Continue reading

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