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BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2014

"As an artist who 'left behind…many lifetimes of brilliant music, a legacy that will inspire generations to come,' Chilton receives the biography he deserves."
A thoroughly reported biography illuminating the life and work of one of the more mystifying and influential cult figures in rock. Read full book review >

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Released: July 1, 2010

"Still, there's plenty of rich fodder here for equestriennes and those interested in Western or women's history. (bibliography, sources and photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
There's nothing like seeing a tenacious cowgirl wrangle a bronco to buck notions of a weaker sex—so it makes sense that suffrage came to the American West first, 51 years before the 19th Amendment would grant women the right to vote in the rest of the country. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK by Michael Lang
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 14, 2009

"Well-written, informative and tons of fun, Lang's book will be appreciated by rockers and musicologists of all ages."
Totally rocking firsthand account of Woodstock, "a test of whether people of our generation really believed in one another and the world we were struggling to create." Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: June 9, 2006

A companion volume to Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Founders of Rock and Roll (2001) presents brief biographical sketches of some 18 of the greats of Country and Western music, from the Carter Family to Johnny Cash. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Children who have heard tell of the Bo Diddley beat or 'Rock Around the Clock' will get the connection, and children who haven't will be fascinated by the stories and the music references. (Picture book/biography. 8-12)"
Fourteen of the men and women at the roots of rock 'n roll are given star billing in this energetic, young, collective biography. Read full book review >

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YOU’RE A GRAND OLD FLAG by George M. Cohan
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2007

"Handsomely harmonious, here's cheers for the red, white and blue. (Picture book/song. 7-10)"
In his distinctive folk-art style and technique, Kimble embodies George M. Cohan's exuberant song and tribute to the American flag with acrylic paintings on distressed wood—and the result is a bonny salute to the symbol of Americana. Read full book review >

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THE PIPER'S TUNE by George Warren
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"But they'll all be turning the pages to see what happens next."
Espionage thrillers in the glasnost age can be just as improbable and entertaining as during the cold war if this lively and fast-paced adventure is any indicator. Read full book review >

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GEORGE SAUNDERS
by David L. Ulin

George Saunders never meant to write a novel. Or maybe he had come to a certain acceptance about his work. “I had gotten to the place,” he admits, over the phone from Santa Cruz, California, where he is on book tour, “where I was all right with not writing a novel. You know, me and Alice Munro: we don’t ...


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BOOK REVIEW

GEM by Holly Hobbie
Kirkus Star
by Holly Hobbie, illustrated by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2012

"A stunning gem indeed. (notes about toads) (Picture book. 2-5)"
Hobbie explores the wonders of spring through the eyes of a toad that survives the perils and pleasures of its trek to a country garden, where he encounters the author's granddaughter, Hope. Read full book review >

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TOP OF THE WORLD by Holly Hobbie
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"In Holly Hobbie's world, 'whim' rhymes with 'friend' and readers will forgive her this whim and remain her friend, still eagerly awaiting the next Toot & Puddle adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Every new Toot & Puddle adventure is an eagerly awaited event, and while this one arrives on many levels, it takes a wrong turn somewhere and leaves someone at the station. Read full book review >

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SOPHIE’S WINDOW by Holly Keller
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"Simple and understated in both visuals and narrative, yet the blended message of trying one's wings and being disparate friends regardless of size and genus will ring with young listeners. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Caruso is a young bird who's afraid to fly, thinking only of the mishaps that could occur. Read full book review >