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FICTION & LITERATURE

"A wacky but wonderful new cozy by a talented author."
A madcap mystery romp in a coastal California college town, where students fit in studying after hitting the beach. Read full book review >

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JULIA GLASS
by Kerri Arsenault

Julia Glass, author of A House Among the Trees, speaks to me wearing sweaty badminton clothes. Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she lives, operates one of the few remaining private badminton clubs—Gut‘n Feathers—in the United States. “If I have a routine, it’s not writing; it’s playing badminton as often as I can,” she says. Her love of the sport mirrors the ...


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HOT NEW RELEASES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

This week I’m wishing desperately to be at BEA, but since I can’t manage that, I’m immersing myself in some great reads. You too?

Over the past month, I was lucky enough to get my hands (and ears) on a few new releases from some favorite authors.

If you’ve had the chance to read any of these, I’d ...


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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

MOUSE BY MOUSE by Julia Noonan
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2003

"Softly muted and whimsical watercolor illustrations accompany the inventive and lyrical text that offers more emphasis on adventure than counting. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Ten mice, sporting a variety of outfits, come together one by one for an exciting afternoon of fun. Read full book review >

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BIG BUG SURPRISE by Julia Gran
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"This plucky heroine is sure to be an inspiration to every girl with an interest that is outside the norm and a perfect companion to Megan McDonald's Insects Are My Life (1995). (Picture book. 4-8)"
Prunella is fascinated with bugs. Read full book review >

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LARGE AS LIFE by Julia Finzel
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 16, 1991

"Finzel's well-designed paintings are bold and dramatic; the hunt is entertaining, especially when the ladybug turns up among the crocodile's teeth; best, the concept of relative size is conveyed with astonishing simplicity and power. (Picture book. 3-7)"
In each double spread in this large, square book, a minimal text challenges readers to find a ladybug hidden on or near increasingly larger animals shown life-size—even an elephant's foot and a whale's eye. Read full book review >

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XVI by Julia Karr
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Jan. 6, 2011

"Otherwise, a fun little thriller for the abstinence romantics. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
In Nina's world, children have GPS trackers until they turn 18, and surveillance satellites monitor for subversive talk. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Structurally epic but gentle in aura; an easily accessible tale for readers who enjoy mythical creatures. (Fantasy. 9-12)"
Golding offers the softer side of adventure fantasy. Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 1, 2008

"Intelligent. (Fantasy. 9-14)"
In the final installment of her timely eco-fantasy quartet, Golding uses clear, calm prose to portray grave magical and environmental threats that will absorb her readers without spooking them. Read full book review >