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Category Archives: News Tidbits

Library Reads & the Association of American Publishers Welcome you to BookExpo America 2015!

Hear first hand what book publishers are excited about for the forthcoming season, and learn their behind the scenes secrets why! Thursday, May 28 1:45-3:15 pm. AAP Annual Librarians’ Book Buzz—Part I. Jacob K. Javits Center (Room 1E14) Hear the first … Continue reading

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Button Books

Did you know that Publisher Group West now proudly distributes Button Books in the USA? Based in East Sussex, UK, Button Books (an imprint of GMC Publications) is an exciting new list of design-led children’s books which will appeal to … Continue reading

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Rich and Fragrant Lebanese Cuisine
Rich and Fragrant Lebanese Cuisine

 ROSE WATER & ORANGE BLOSSOMS  Featured Cookbook The New York Times Food Section Written by Melissa Clark May 27 PRAISE: “A terrific and important book!” –Anthony Bourdain, host of No Reservations “Maureen’s love letter to Lebanese food and the story … Continue reading

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The Slippers’ Keeper from Groundwood Books

School Library Journal April Review April. Gr 2-4–This exquisitely illustrated picture book describes the life of Joe Purdon, who devoted his life to the preservation of the showy lady’s-slipper, an orchid native to North America. When he was 13, Purdon … Continue reading

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THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS:  How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

“Conservation biologist Hanson’s new book showcases an even more approachable style than his 2011 Feathers. Using a personalized viewpoint derived from his backyard lab and dissertation research in Costa Rica with the almendro tree, as well as visits with specialists … Continue reading

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Landmark report on Ferguson policing practices from the DOJ coming this summer from The New Press

Check out the landmark report on Ferguson policing practices from the DOJ coming this summer from The New Press. On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, … Continue reading

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Prickly Jenny from Owlkids Books

Hello! Angela here from the PGW Berkeley marketing team. I really want to tell you all about a book that resonates with me this week titled Prickly Jenny from Owlkids Books. The last two weeks with my almost four year … Continue reading

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Throw Like a Woman (The Story Plant)

Looking for a good book that will tide you over until Opening Day?  Check out Throw Like a Woman, a novel about a woman finding herself again after her divorce by landing on the mound as the first woman player … Continue reading

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An Enlightening Culinary History
An Enlightening Culinary History

An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we … Continue reading

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Lavina from The Story Plant

The Story Plant received a great Kirkus review for Lavina, calling the novel, “thoughtful fiction that once again exposes the dark enigma of America’s racist past and present.” Lavina: A Novel By Mary Marcus p-ISBN: 9781611882018, e-ISBN: 9781611882025 Hardcover, 358 … Continue reading

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