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THE SUITE LIFE by Suzanne Corso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An uninspiring rags-to-riches tale set in modern New York City."
The next chapter of Samantha Bonti's life unfolds in this sophomore effort from Corso (Brooklyn Story, 2010). Read full book review >

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JIM SHEPARD
by Vincent Scarpa

“I’m trying to put less food on my kids’ tables,” Jim Shepard jokes. This, in reference to the years he spent researching the Minoan eruption of Thera—a catastrophic volcanic event in mid-second millennium B.C.E.—with the intent to write something fairly substantial about it and ending up instead with “Cretan Love Song,” a story that, at ...


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OSWALD THE BIG by Alessandra  Henke
by Alessandra Henke, illustrated by Marta Dal Corso, developed by WARE'S ME
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 23, 2012

"Oswald seems likable enough, but aside from a few design flourishes, his story doesn't end up living large in the imagination the way a memorable hippo's should. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
A lazy hippo learns to lead a more active life through his love of dance in this cheery but ultimately middling story. Read full book review >

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BROOKLYN STORY by Suzanne Corso
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2010

"A naïve coming-of-age tale which, despite sexual content, seems more suited to a young adult readership."
In an unvarnished debut, a good girl needs to get over her love for a bad boy in order to follow her dream. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 28, 2003

"Much food for thought here, all best taken with a grain (or two) of salt. Only Corso could willfully utter, 'The poet and his poems are a whole,' knowing well that one could be sensitive, the other cruel, one responsible, the other destructive."
A zinging, furious output of epistles from the young Corso—most date from 1958 to 1965—to his friends and publishers, assembled by Morgan, archivist of Allen Ginsberg's papers. Read full book review >

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CRINKLEROOT'S GUIDE TO GIVING BACK TO NATURE by Jim Arnosky
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 15, 2012

"Renewed public interest in a 'green' world makes this a timely and welcome return for Crinkleroot. (Informational picture book. 5-10)"
Forest-dweller Crinkleroot reappears to lead 21st-century readers outdoors, urging them to appreciate and give back to nature. Read full book review >

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TURTLE IN THE SEA by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"Arnosky's gentle combination of lesson and beautiful artwork will serve to capture the nature-lover in every child. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Another nature lesson and environmental message from a specialist in translating the wonders of the natural world into terms children can understand. Read full book review >

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GRANDFATHER BUFFALO by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"While the attachment between Grandfather Buffalo and the newborn calf may be zoologically suspect, this is unlikely to bother young readers, who will instead find the intergenerational bond pleasingly recognizable. (Picture book. 3-6)"
An old buffalo finds himself slowing down, but he still maintains a place within the herd in this gentle nature story. Read full book review >

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COYOTE RAID IN CACTUS CANYON by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Once again Arnosky's appealing brand of nature lesson will foster an appreciation of the natural world in any child. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Veteran wildlife-watcher Arnosky turns his attention to the desert biome in this gentle account of the disruption of the peaceful world of Cactus Canyon by the visit of a pack of four young coyotes. Read full book review >

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PINKY DINKY DOO by Jim Jinkins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2005

"Even younger readers may find Pinky Dinky's eventual strategy, which is to stick with her friends and ignore Lane until the bully changes her ways, easier said than done—but they're sure to enjoy the kinetic presentation. (Easy reader. 6-8)"
Big sister Pinky Dinky offers little brother Tyler another wild, soothing tale—this time, seeing that someone has punched him in the nose, about her efforts to cope with aggressive new classmate Lane Puppytray. Read full book review >

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A MANATEE MORNING by Jim Arnosky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Charming. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Dreamy green and gold acrylic wash illustrations celebrate a gentle manatee and her baby swimming in the waters of Crystal River, Florida. Read full book review >