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Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"With so many top-notch writers on tap, it's surprising this collection is only solid rather than exquisite; still, those readers willing to brave anthologies will be rewarded. (Anthology. 11-13)"
This charitable benefit anthology gathers all-stars for both hits and misses on the theme of wishing. Read full book review >
THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE by various
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"In other hands probably a labored writing exercise; here, plainly a game, making pleasant entertainment even for non-participants. (Science fantasy. 10-13) "
An all-star tag team of 20 well-known children's authors and illustrators offers an unsurprisingly episodic tale featuring two young circus performers fending off interdimensional invaders while discovering that they have parents in need of rescue. Read full book review >
STUDS TERKEL’S WORKING by Harvey Pekar
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fitting homage that reinforces the old saw: If work were any good, they wouldn't have to pay us to do it."
One of Terkel's best-known books takes on new life in graphic form courtesy of the team of dyspeptic artist Pekar and editor Buhle (Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, 2009, etc.), along with a crew of illustrators. Read full book review >
Released: April 14, 2009

Taking its inspiration from the saying that emerged during the 2008 presidential campaign—"Rosa sat so Martin could march. Read full book review >

BEAUTIFUL BABIES by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"In the spring when things turn green, / many babies can be seen. / Fuzzy bunnies, / sleepy sheep... / ...little chicks that like to peep." Read full book review >

MY SHELL BOOK by Ellen Kirk
by Ellen Kirk, photographed by various
NATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

From the Smithsonian, an ingenious introduction to shapes and seashells. Read full book review >

A KISS GOODNIGHT by Claire Freedman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2007

Though not entirely sappy, this inoffensive collection of bedtime rhymes doesn't exactly charm, either. Read full book review >

NANOTECHNOLOGY by Rebecca L. Johnson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

From clear sunscreen to space elevators, nanotechnology promises big changes in our daily lives. Read full book review >

LOVE by Tibor Déry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

Seven nicely varied stories from the virtually forgotten work of a major Hungarian writer. Read full book review >

THANKS & GIVING by Marlo Thomas
FRIENDS AND SCHOOL
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

Thomas does her compilation thing again, gathering like-themed stories, anecdotes, poems, scripts, songs, cartoons, and illustrations from over 80 celebrity contributors. Read full book review >

BE MY NEIGHBOR by Maya Ajmera
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

A visually enticing tribute to diversity and the number of bonds that unite us in a common humanity. Read full book review >

THE BEST BOOK OF ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT ANIMALS by Christiane Gunzi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

This easy introduction to animal extinction for younger readers misses the mark, focusing on dramatic extinctions of dinosaurs, mammoths, and animals hunted to extinction, and paying little attention to the complex inter-relationship between animals, plants, and the environment. Read full book review >

FANTASTIC FEATS AND FAILURES by Eds. of YES Mag
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

Paying tribute to the feats, and flops, of construction engineers, the editors of YES Magazine skim-profile more than 20 modern, large scale projects and disasters. Read full book review >

ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

Bickel, a veterinary assistant at the Denver Zoo, and Nagda team up again for some animal math in this charming account of two abandoned polar bear cubs. Read full book review >

CUBA by Ann Louise Bardach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

The eighth in this engaging international series offers 22 short stories and excerpts from longer works, several previously unavailable in English. Read full book review >