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BOOK REVIEW

20TH CENTURY GHOSTS by Joe Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Not just for ghost addicts."
A collection of pleasantly creepy stories follows Hill's debut novel (Heart Shaped Box, 2007). Read full book review >

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THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen."
Pleasing mayhem from horror/thrillermeister Hill (NOS4A2, 2013, etc.), the chip-off-the-old-block son of Stephen King.Read full book review >

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STRANGE WEATHER by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 24, 2017

"Worth waiting in line for, if you're a Hill fan. If you're not, this is the book to turn you into one."
Horrormeister Hill (The Fireman, 2016) offers a four-pack of mayhem in this sparkling collection of short novels. Read full book review >

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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 30, 2013

"Bonus points for being smart and having a young woman as a heroine who doesn't need saving herself. Fun for all ages, though maybe with a PG warning."
A good-natured romp in the garden of good and evil—or, as rising horror/fantasy maven Hill (Heart-Shaped Box, 2007, etc.) has it, Christmasland. Read full book review >

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HEART-SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"Much will be made of the kinship of Hill and his superstar father, Stephen King, but Hill can stand on his own two feet. He's got horror down pat, and his debut is hair-raising fun."
A rock star buys a ghost who chases him from New York to Florida, blood spurting all the way. Read full book review >

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY WITH JOE TODD-STANTON
by Julie Danielson

Debut author-illustrator Joe Todd-Stanton, who lives in the UK, brings readers the first in a new series called Brownstone’s Mythical Collection. Arthur and the Golden Rope—complete with a daring young protagonist; a monstrous, hand-chomping wolf; and “artefacts of great power and rarity”—is based on Norse mythology. This first volume of the series opens with a Professor Brownstone, welcoming readers ...


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BOOK REVIEW

MISS MOON by Janet Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Enchanting for dog lovers. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Twenty succinct bits of advice for living are accompanied by whimsical oil paintings of an English governess and her canine charges. Read full book review >

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COUNTING COLORFUL SHAPES by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2017

"While not a child's first counting book, it is a beautiful one and an inspiration to caregivers to help their children find shapes in their own neighborhoods. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Close-up photographs of architectural details give young readers a counting challenge. Read full book review >

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URBAN ANIMALS by Isabel Hill
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

Photographer Hill takes readers on an engaging tour of New York City's architectural animals, from a handsome snake twining around some brickwork on the side of a building to an alligator beginning a climb up a small skyscraper. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"This belongs in every folktale collection, and libraries serving Hispanic children, especially those of Mexican descent, can easily justify purchasing multiple copies. (Folktale. 7-12)"
The most beautiful young woman of her small town, María disdains the local youths as beneath her and uses her wiles to attract the handsome son of a wealthy landlord. Read full book review >

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ON THE RUN by Gregg Hill
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Stephen King couldn't have made up this tale of a father's savagery and its god-awful toll."
A raw-boned, horror-strewn account of life with a drug-addicted mobster father, written in alternating voices by his two children. Read full book review >