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BOOK REVIEW

CABBY CAT & THE MISSING CELLO by Timothy  Brewer
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 28, 2012

"Cabby could use a little less catnip and lot more refining. (iPad storybook app. 6-10)"
After leaving his cello in the trunk of a cab, a world-renowned musician enlists help to recover his prized instrument. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 19, 2011

"The plot lurches from one surreal scenario to the next, but readers can really amp up the silliness if they've a mind to. (iPad storybook app. 6-9)"
As customizable as they come, this tale of a wisecracking meatball on the run from a greedy chef can take longer to set up than to read through. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW DO YOU COUNT A DOZEN DUCKLINGS? by In Seon Chae
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Sure to be a favorite with elementary and preschool teachers; pair it with Ruby Dee's Two Ways to Count to Ten (1999). (Picture book. 4-8)"
A Mama Duck does some clever math when it comes to keeping track of her dozen ducklings. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SQUARE by In-Hun Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"No doubt the author, born in the North and raised in the South, was bold at the time in his existential challenge to both systems, but the result is a strange quasi-poetic treatise that could well make a withered vegetable sink."
Awkward in several off-putting ways, this earnest work—originally published in 1960—can be appreciated for offering a window onto Korean history during the crucial period of division. Read full book review >

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THE WOLF WHO WANTED TO BE A SUPERHERO by Orianne Lallemand
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"Superpowers may fail, but true friends are always there in need. (Picture book. 5-7)"
An inept wolf discovers there's more to being a superhero than sporting a "super-mind-boggling" costume. Read full book review >

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CHLOE THE YOGI GOES TO THE AMUSEMENT PARK by Lara Land
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2013

"This first installment in a planned five-part series is a cute, valuable contribution to the app landscape. But it could use a little design help. (iPad storybook app. 3-7)"
A young fox (with a human face) does yoga poses to help her take on the challenges of going to an amusement park. Read full book review >

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MIKA THE BEAR IS AFRAID OF THE DARK by Yann Walcker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"The long polar night will never be the same. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Mika is a young white polar bear whose imagination works double-time—particularly at bedtime. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER MAN'S CITY by In-Ho Choi
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2014

"Choi may be straining for postmodern effects, but there's a lot of charm to his anxious novel, as if Thurber and Orwell had gotten together for a skull session."
This lightly Kafkaesque fable from a South Korean writer presents a man who suddenly finds his world not quite right in increasingly strange ways. Read full book review >

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THE LION IS NO LONGER KING by In Koli Bofane
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Lev's boldly colored illustrations—resembling a child's version of the paintings of Lascaux—finely complement this unadorned tale, with his rendering of the lion cleverly telegraphing a change in the wind. (Picture book. 4-7)"
An uncluttered cautionary tale with roots in African folklore, in which a lion— mean-spirited, egocentric—gets his just deserts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"A small but important step, if not toward peace, then perhaps toward understanding."
The Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) constructs an innovative textbook juxtaposing the historical narratives of two peoples in seemingly endless conflict. Read full book review >