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Category Archives: News Tidbits

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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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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