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Category Archives: News Tidbits

FERGUSON, MO – In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police
FERGUSON, MO – In Wake of Clashes, Calls to Demilitarize Police

Reading this morning’s paper (NYT) about the protest in Ferguson MO, I was relieved to read the news that the Missouri governor changed tactics by bringing in the state highway patrol. If you are at all curious as to how … Continue reading

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Kirkus reviews Made By Raffi from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

We love this inspirational story about a shy little boy who uses his knitting skills to win over the hearts of his classmates.  “A boy with a flair for fashion finds affirmation. Raffi wonders why he is different from all the … Continue reading

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The Great Glass Sea from Grove Press

From celebrated storyteller Josh Weil comes a sui generis epic swathed in all the magic of Russian folklore and set against the dystopian backdrop of an all too real alternate present. Twins Yarik and Dima have been inseparable since childhood. … Continue reading

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The London Jungle Book from Tara Books

This new and fully re-designed edition of the now-classic book marks the tenth anniversary of Bhajju Shyam’s momentous journey to London, U.K. Bhajju Shyam, a celebrated and award-winning artist from the Gond tribe in central India, was commissioned to paint … Continue reading

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Is it safer to fly or take the train?
Is it safer to fly or take the train?

……. How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra link of breakfast sausage going to kill you? We’ve all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do those numbers actually mean in the real world? In The Norm … Continue reading

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The Flat Rabbit from Owlkids Books gets a starred review from Kirkus!

At some point every parent is faced with questions from little enquiring minds that are not always easy to answer. We love this honest but gentle story about the cycle of life that every parent, teacher or grandparent should have on hand … Continue reading

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In Toss the Gloss, you will learn . . .

Why the right cosmetics, not anti-aging skincare, will help you look your youthful best. How to recognize the seduction of beauty-industry tactics designed to get you to spend more money than you need to. Gimmick-free tips and easy-to-follow shortcuts to … Continue reading

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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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