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IMPOSTER by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Aims for thrilling; reaches trite. (Thriller. 12-16)"
A teenage thespian battles ubiquitous paparazzi and parasitic producers. Read full book review >

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RENEGADE by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 13, 2014

"Fun but ultimately unremarkable. (Post-apocalyptic historical adventure. 12-16)"
The action-packed conclusion to the dystopic alt-history trilogy. Read full book review >

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ELEMENTAL by Antony John
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 21, 2012

"Readers may not catch all the loose historical connections, but they'll like the action in this occasionally exciting story of survival. (Post-apocalyptic adventure. 12-16)"
The lost colony of Roanoke Island meets Captain Kidd. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

Flute-playing band loser Kevin unexpectedly ups his mojo but loses respect when superjock Brandon Trent signs him on to compile The Book of Busts, a secret notebook that lists the body measurements of all the girls who go to the school. Read full book review >

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FIVE FLAVORS OF DUMB by Antony John
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Complex characterizations, authentic dialogue and realistic ups-and-downs give this title chart-topping potential. (Fiction. YA)"
Piper—gutsy, savvy and, yes, deaf—has signed her way into a gig that promises a big, necessary payoff: manager of Dumb, Seattle's Battle of the Bands winners. Read full book review >

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THOU SHALT NOT ROAD TRIP by Antony John
Released: April 12, 2012

"Readers who stick around for the back story will be rewarded; many, however, will lose faith. (Fiction. 12 & up) "
Luke Dorsey, the 16-year-old author of bestselling "spiritual chronicle" Hallelujah, goes on a calamitous road trip to promote his book. Read full book review >

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SCORPIA by Anthony Horowitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Perhaps Rider's most thrilling adventure to date, this spinoff delivers a hearty dose of intrigue, dark secrets, and breakneck action. (Graphic adaptation. 8-13)"
In this graphic-novel adaptation of the popular series, teenage spy Alex Rider must infiltrate a ruthless gang of assassins in possession of a terrifying deadly weapon. Read full book review >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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JOHN T. EDGE
by Megan Labrise

John T. Edge’s The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South is no mere paean to peanuts, homage to hominy, and laudation to lard. Like the nutritive broth for which it’s named, this title is more substantive than it appears at a glance.

“One the primary aims of my book,” says Edge, a native Georgian who lives ...


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BETTY GOES BANANAS by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 23, 2014

"Teachers and parents of short-fused toddlers will read this over and over. Serve with bananas. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Betty's hunger gets the better of her when she faces a banana she cannot open. Read full book review >

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SUMMER POTPOURRI
by Bobbi Dumas

Over the past month I’ve had the opportunity to listen to a bunch of books that came my way, and a couple of them were just terrific, so I thought I’d share.

Adriana Anders’ Under Her Skin (February ’17) launched an intense contemporary romance series Blank Canvas which has a very interesting spin on the tattoo theme. (It got a ...


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