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Common Thread-Uncommon Women by Marylin Hayes-Martin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2013

"An absorbing, warmly written historical tale."
Four generations of Native American women navigate life in a patriarchal American society in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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BILL HAYES
by Alex Layman

Bill Hayes was 48 when he moved from San Francisco to New York. His longtime partner had died suddenly, and after a lifetime on the West Coast, Hayes was looking for a place to reinvent himself. In New York, he found exactly that. Shortly after moving, Hayes begins a relationship with famed neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks. What unfolds from ...


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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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A YEAR WITH MOLLY AND EMMETT by Marylin Hafner
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1997

"Hafner takes the comic-book form to new heights with her colorful and expressive watercolors of this inimitable pair. (Picture book. 2-7)"
Anyone who has witnessed a child chuckling over the last page of Ladybug magazine will relish the arrival of plucky Molly and her sidekick cat, Emmett, in their picture book debut of 15 brand-new comedies. Read full book review >

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TUMBLE BUNNIES by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"If it's not a startlingly original setting or plot, it's nevertheless an eminently comfortable one—and there's nothing wrong with that. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An insecure little rabbit finds that the air is where he shines. Read full book review >

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LUCILLE’S SNOWSUIT by Kathryn Lasky
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"Mothers everywhere will send up a cheer for this wonderfully funny tale that shows mother does know best. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Snowsuits, the bane of every child's snow-filled days, are the focus of this hilarious tale. Read full book review >

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THE FOUR UGLY CATS IN APARTMENT 3D by Marylin Sachs
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2001

"A sweet read. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Lily, a ten-year-old latchkey kid, depends upon the kindness of her neighbors on the third floor of her apartment building whenever she forgets her key. Read full book review >

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IT'S THANKSGIVING! by Jack Prelutsky
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Hafner picks up the spirit of familiar fun, and though there are no delights here, the sheer predictability of form and content (suitable perhaps to this most predictable of holidays) might be an advantage to beginning readers."
Like Prelutsky's It's Halloween and It's Christmas, this consists of jog-trotting rhymes concerning standard holiday topics - including the modern one of the after-dinner football game on TV. Read full book review >

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DON'T TEASE THE GUPPIES by Pat Lowery Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 1994

"A likable story, sure to find a variety of uses. (Picture book. 4-8)"
``I'll read the signs,'' Jon assures his little brother as the two enter the aquarium, but Tim isn't deterred: he likes to ``read'' them first. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE-EYED ABORIGINE by Rosemary Hayes
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Gutwrenching (and no more explicit than necessary) in the early going and a romantic idyll by the end, despite the hinky narration, this illuminates an intriguing byway of Aussie history. (bibliography) (Historical fiction. 12-15) "
Noble savages adopt a young mutineer in this tale spun around the possible first arrival of European settlers to Australia. Read full book review >