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BOOK REVIEW

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A MOOSE BRUSHING HIS TEETH? by Jamie  McClaine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2011

"Subliminal fun that is likely to increase kids' interest in dental hygiene. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Due to neglect, Moose's teeth have become a green, slimy mess. Will sparkling moose paste restore his pearly whites? Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 15, 2011

"It's rarely pretty, but Piazza ably demonstrates the celebrity machine's remarkable efficiency in getting us to give it our money."
Entertainment journalist Piazza dissects the industrialization of fame in the age of celebrity. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"A heartfelt, well-documented exposé of a major rip-off that debases education in several important ways."
Intellectual property, developed in the biology and electronics labs of our great universities, is being methodically transferred to industry, reports independent scholar and journalist Washburn. Read full book review >

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LOSERS, INC. by Claudia Mills
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 1997

"Ethan's thoughtful struggle to grow up while hanging on to his basic decency makes for an involving, often poignant, always satisfying story. (Fiction. 8-12)"
An unusual look at a good kid trying to stay good in the face of the pressures of early adolescence. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TRACER, INC. by Jeff Andrus
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"California's certainly got room for a PI who's also a family man, but TV-writer-turned- novelist Andrus has a ways to go to catch up to Jon Katz and Thomas Bunn. (Author tour)"
It's not easy juggling a detective agency and a family life, especially when your shoestring agency consists of your family—and your family's response to your first client's phone call is to tell her that she has a wrong number and hang up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LIARS, INC. by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 24, 2015

"Captivating to the very end. (Mystery. 12-16)"
When Max's friend goes missing, he finds himself in the middle of an increasingly tangled web of lies and conspiracy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MIRACLES, INC. by T.J. Forrester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2011

"Showing the push-the-envelope spirit of a Terry Southern, Forrester has the makings of a formidable talent."
The faith-healing racket dominates this dark entertainment, a vibrant first novel that's also driven by a one-man war against God and the power of unconditional love. Read full book review >

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LOVE, INC. by Yvonne Collins
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 4, 2011

"Unfortunately, the plot is too often bogged down by superfluous details that make the book read more like a visitor's guide to Austin, Texas, than a fast-paced novel of romance and revenge. (Fiction. 12 & up)"
Following her parents' separation, Zahra is forced into group therapy, where she meets Kali and Syd. Read full book review >

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EVIL, INC. by Glenn Kaplan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"On the downside, there's little mystery, less danger to the hero and a clunky prose style that makes Joseph Finder, who owns this territory, sound like Proust."
A rising exec intent on clawing his way to the top finds that the claws of his competitors and apparent allies are sharper than his in this high-fatality, low-suspense thriller. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 15, 2006

"A humorous executive summary of Edward Gibbon, part of a series on various forms of enterprise for MBA types."
In a crafty, comic case study, Bing (nom de guerre of a mid-level suit working at a conglomerate) imagines Imperial Rome as a commercial operation. Read full book review >

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CURSES, INC. by Vivian Vande Velde
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Vande Velde is often amusing, and fans of the previous book will be entertained by this one, but an introduction and afterword about how the book came to be, who gave it a title, and where ideas come from sound superfluous and indulgent. (Short stories. 12+)"
An uneven collection of ten short stories by Vande Velde (Tales from the Brothers Grimm and the Sisters Weird, 1995, etc.) that treats spell-casting in modern, historical, and timeless settings. Read full book review >