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BOOK REVIEW

THE CATEGORICAL UNIVERSE OF CANDICE PHEE by Barry Jonsberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Once readers are past the book's uninviting title, they'll find it impossible not to root for Candice in her valiant and endearing quest to mitigate the sadness of those around her. (Fiction 10-14)"
Twenty-six chapters, one for each letter of the alphabet, chronicle Candice's efforts to fix her family, her friend—and even her fish. Read full book review >

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AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT? by Barry Jonsberg
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Readers will laugh, cry and, without trying, learn. (Fiction. YA)"
From Australia comes another great piece of YA literature with wit, zing and depth. Read full book review >

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FICTION
Released: June 14, 2005

"Still, this is a great read and definitely an author to watch. (Fiction. 12+)"
A first novel from Australia pits two unlikely friends against a battle-ax disciplinarian of a teacher. Read full book review >

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DREAMRIDER by Barry Jonsberg
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Feb. 12, 2008

"Undeniably compelling but darkly disturbing and ultimately deeply perplexing. (author's note) (Fiction. YA)"
From the first line—"I killed two kids at school today"—to the closing Messianic reference, this follows Michael through one week in the tortured and bullied life of a fat kid in his seventh new school. Read full book review >

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BARRY LYGA
by Megan Labrise

What’s Barry Lyga’s secret to writing books teen readers love?

“I don’t write for teens,” says the New York Times bestselling author of I Hunt Killers. “That’s my secret—I write about teens.

“I’m aware that my books are published as YA,” he continues, “and I love that, and there’s a magic to having teenagers tell you a book ...


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BOOK REVIEW

HOW MIRKA MET A METEORITE by Barry Deutsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2012

"This truly clever series is lots of fun. (Graphic fantasy. 8-13)"

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DUCKIE’S RAINBOW by Frances Barry
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2004

"A bright and appealing debut for the diaper set. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Duckie hurries across paper collage scenes on double-paged spreads of supersaturated color, each one smaller than the last. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Reminiscent of Eric Carle's early work, this uniquely shaped, inexpensive numbers lesson belongs in every collection—at least once. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Barry's charming duck, who taught toddlers colors in Duckie's Rainbow (2004), returns to help with numbers one to ten. Read full book review >

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TUCKER PFEFFERCORN by Barry  Moser
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1994

"Worth pondering. (Picture book. 5-10)"
As he did with The Tinderbox (1990), Moser sets a story based on ``Rumpelstiltskin'' in Appalachia and updates its themes. Read full book review >

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FLY! by Barry  Moser
by Barry Moser, illustrated by Barry Moser
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 30, 1993

"Bibliography. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
Subtitle: A Brief History of Flight Illustrated. Read full book review >

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WE WERE BROTHERS by Barry  Moser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"With masterful narrative control, Moser reveals the narrowness of perspective as well as the limitations of memory."
This boyhood memoir reveals much more than it ever explicitly states, with its tight focus on boyhood, brotherhood, estrangement, and reconciliation. Read full book review >

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ALI by Barry Denenberg
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"Ali makes a near-perfect subject for this eye-catching example of creative nonfiction. (timeline, bibliography) (Biography. 10-14)"
The story of sports icon Muhammad Ali is told through created documents that explore his controversial life and its impact. Read full book review >