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Category Archives: News Tidbits

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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CONFUCIUS
CONFUCIUS

PRAISE “A great read for anyone interested in Confucius, philosophy, or culture in East Asia.” —Library Journal “Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book… traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite … Continue reading

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Seaver the Weaver

We are thrilled that Seaver the Weaver was included in Betsy Bird’s review, February 16, 2015, on School Library Journal’s A Fuse #8 Production Blog, as part of a 2015 trend watch piece on spiders and flies. Pull Quote: “Ever … Continue reading

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In a Village By the Sea from Creston Books

We all fell in love with this title when it was presented at Creston Books’ Spring 15 marketing meeting. Written in a spare, lyrical style using fresh, evocative imagery, In a Village by the Sea tells the story of longing … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine
THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine

Hi, If you missed it here is the fantaic profile  that People Magazine did on Paige and the book called “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl‘s Paige McKenzie Shares the Top 5 Things That Spook Her” Here’s the link: http://www.people.com/article/haunting-of-sunshine-girl-paige-mckenzie-youtube-scary-things?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemaghttp:// Sunshine … Continue reading

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