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FINDING THE STORY WITH CHRIS BARTON
by Julie Danielson

The “sneaky, stripy” camouflaged ships of World War I, painted with unconventional patterns so as to confuse the enemy, may be the subject at hand in Chris Barton’s new picture book, Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, but it’s really about so much more. It’s also a book about information overload, changing technology, war strategy, art ...


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GETTING AT THE TRUTH WITH CHRIS HARRIS
by Julie Danielson

It almost feels like one of this year’s best children’s books came out of nowhere. I’m Just No Good at Rhyming: And Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups, which has been met with a host of starred book reviews, comes from debut children’s book author Chris Harris, whose day job is in the realm of television (writing and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

PICKLES TO PITTSBURGH by Judi Barrett
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"It takes over the story, leaving it without any momentum of its own. (Picture book. 4-8)"
From the creators of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (1978) comes another bizarre food tale. Read full book review >

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THE STEPSISTER'S TALE by Tracy Barrett
ROMANCE
Released: June 24, 2014

"Highly imaginative as well as insightful, this outstanding revision has the power to entrance and provoke thought. (Romance. 12-18)"
Despite the singular title, this clever and sensitive retelling of "Cinderella" takes the viewpoint of the supposedly evil stepsisters and turns the story inside out. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fun series continues unabated. (Mystery. 8-12)"
It's one thing to discover that Sherlock Holmes was your ancestor. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 3, 2011

"A memoir that has the courage to believe in eternal love, despite the pain."
A memoir from Barrett detailing the "agony and ecstasy" of love, documented through letters. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 14, 2012

"A commendable history of a significant ship that also commemorates the economic might unleashed to supply the fighters in WWII."
Veteran military historian Tillman (Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-45, 2010, etc.) comprehensively delineates the history of the legendary USS Enterprise ("the Big E"). Read full book review >

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Released: June 26, 2017

"A successful guide to maintaining one's passion, peace, and happiness in a demanding environment."
A debut nonfiction guide to surviving the modern corporate lifestyle that offers a strong set of guiding principles and stress-relieving practices. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"From a skilled psychotherapist, a fine introduction to hypnosis."
As the title indicates, some strange cases turn up in a hypnotherapist's office, and there's a choice assortment of them in this little collection that both entertains and explicates the hypotherapist's art. Read full book review >

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THE FORMS OF WATER by Andrea Barrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"Strong currents, clear writing, but a crew of characters that misses the boat."
Barrett (The Middle Kingdom, 1991, etc.) returns with her specialty—a story about the tangled web of a family told in prose that's spun smooth as silk. Read full book review >