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REST by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A useful holiday gift at a time when New Year's resolutions will be on the agenda."
Why being a workaholic is not the key to greater productivity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Why didn't the author just use photos? (Glossary; index) (Biography/Picture book. 9+)"
Neil Armstrong (b. 1930) decided he would fly well before there was any notion that men would one day be sent into space. Read full book review >

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101 AMAZING OPTICAL ILLUSIONS by Terry Jennings
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

Several different kinds of illusions (physiological illusions, e.g., afterimages; physical illusions, e.g., the result of refraction or reflection; perceptual illusions, e.g., ambiguous pictures; etc.) are explored in this large full-color volume that contains more than the 101 examples of the title. Read full book review >

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WILDERNESS by Hannah Pang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A good start for budding naturalists, leading naturally to more populous surveys such as Jinny Johnson's Atlas of Animals (2013). (Informational pop-up book. 5-7)"
A select cast of animals—many on or under flaps and shaped pages—poses in seven characteristic habitats. Read full book review >

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MONKEY PLAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The monkeys may be playful, but this title isn't as much fun for new readers as it should be. (Early reader. 5-7)"
No matter how playful they are, the frolicking monkeys in Capucilli and Pang's collaboration fail to make this beginning reader a success. Read full book review >

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BOUND FEET AND WESTERN DRESS by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"However, these parts of the book pale beside Yu-i's fascinating life and her plainspoken wisdom. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
Chang, a lawyer and first-generation Chinese-American, tells the story of her great-aunt's long, often hard, remarkable life. Read full book review >

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A READING YEAR: SOMETIMES A CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE IS USEFUL
by J. Kingston Pierce

Last December, after posting my “favorite crime novels of 2015” list, I put together a rather different assessment of the year’s new offerings in this genre. Rather than confine myself to picking 10 books (all released in the United States) that I judged to have been particularly well-written and memorable—a traditional and potentially valuable, but admittedly limiting exercise—I expanded my ...


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FLOSS by Kim Lewis
by Kim Lewis, illustrated by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: March 5, 1992

After the old man gives Floss, his Border collie, to his son, she's trained to take over the work of the old sheepdog on the son's farm. Read full book review >

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JUST LIKE FLOSS by Kim Lewis
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Setting her story against a wintry backdrop, Lewis captures the spirit of puppies and their young caretakers at play. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The natural instincts of a border collie pup are at work in this gratifying sequel (Floss, 1992) that plays to the heart. Read full book review >

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STAY! by Alex Latimer
by Alex Latimer, illustrated by Alex Latimer
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Kid-friendly and full of action and gentle suspense, this selection will be a favorite of dog lovers and reluctant readers alike—and it comes with value-added dog-training tips. (Picture book. 4-8)"
What if your dog just won't? Read full book review >

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THE JUNGLE GRAPEVINE by Alex Beard
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"One wonders, too, about the choice of 'Jungle' for the title, since the setting, depicted in charming endpaper maps, appears to be a savanna. (author's note) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Imbuing a game of "Telephone" with elements of Chicken Little's hysteria, Beard focuses on the animals dwelling around a watering hole in a fictive African landscape. Read full book review >