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BOOK REVIEW

LIVING THE DREAM by Richard Brown
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"A memorable novel with an authentic voice."
In this novel inspired by his own experiences in Jamaica and England, first-time author Brown weaves a story of brotherhood, friendship and ambition gone awry. Read full book review >

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ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"The color photos are lovely; the carefully honed poetry makes an eloquent plea for preservation; and knowing that the great aviator also saw these vistas, while piloting, gives them a special power. (Poetry/Picture book. 4+)"
In his last flights as a pilot, in 1971 and 1972, Lindbergh carried Richard Brown, a young nature photographer who wanted to try aerial photography. Read full book review >

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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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LOVE IS IN THE AIR - #RITAGH
by Bobbi Dumas

It’s an exciting week in the romance world! On Tuesday, RWA announced the finalists in the RITA and Golden Heart contests. (You can find the full list here.)

For those of you who may not know, the Golden Heart is Romance Writers of America’s contest for unpublished authors.

Some of my favorite authors and friends of Read-A-Romance made the RITA ...


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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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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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IN FULL FLIGHT WITH GREG PIZZOLI
by Julie Danielson

The start of a new year is always exciting for readers. We envision brand-spankin’-new books from our favorite authors and new artwork from illustrators whose work we love to see. Look past our shoulders and you’ll see crossed fingers that our favorite writers and artists have something in store for us.

Most surprising of all is when we get ...


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GETTING DOWN TO EARTH
by Julie Danielson

Earth Day 2017 may have passed, but I’m a firm believer in the notion that, as many bumper stickers like to so succinctly put it, Earth Day is every day. I’ve been keeping my eye out for picture books—the fictional, story-time types, that is—that get children thinking about this planet we live on and how to best take care of ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Brown's information and theories are interesting enough, but too little logical thread holds the various arguments together as the author digresses from his legal argument to sociohistorical theorizing."
A confused and tedious treatment of the legal doctrine and moral tradition in America of ``no duty to retreat''—the doctrine that one need not retreat when attacked, but may stand one's ground and defend oneself. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 25, 2015

"Essential for students of the Revolutionary era and a pleasure for cartography buffs."
The story of the American Revolution capably told through maps. Read full book review >

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THE DREAM BOOK by Richard Floethe
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: Sept. 8, 1950

"Comes at this point, we think, a yawn."
Another experiment with the dream-theme, with a mood enchantment in illustrations and word-rhyme, but without the careful coordination and direct appeal to children of Who Dreams of Cheese? Read full book review >