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BOOK REVIEW

GRANDPA'S MAGIC TORTILLA by Demetria Martínez
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"English narrative that celebrates culture and childhood whimsy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
On his New Mexican farm, Grandpa Luis makes some pretty special tortillas for his visiting grandchildren, especially when a slightly burnt one seems to show images of various animals. Read full book review >

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READ, READ, READ! by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to pick and choose will find some gems, but there are a few rocks as well. (Picture book/poetry. 5-10)"
Learning to read, wanting to read, daring to read—nearly every state of mastering the word is explored in VanDerwater's collection of 23 poems. Read full book review >

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WE READ by Donald  Crews
Released: March 1, 1967

"We read, we see, we understand, we abzorb."
"From the alphabet, with Just twenty-six, letters, A to Z, all words are made." Read full book review >

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READ HARDER by Ed Park
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Hotly anticipated in 2020: The Believer's Read Hard with a Vengeance."
Nineteen essays, often funny and sometimes poignant, from the journalists, essayists and novelists long admired by the editors at McSweeney's Believer magazine. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Entertaining, informative, satisfying and fun—everything books should be."
Selected independent booksellers offer their Top 50 lists. Read full book review >

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I READ SIGNS; I READ SYMBOLS by Tana Hoban
Released: Oct. 17, 1983

"Both are simple, instructive, and dazzling."
Spanking, bold, head-on images—that put other sign-displays in the shade. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN READ by Helaine Becker
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"As a representative of the 'reading is awesome' genre, this offers a fairly witty alternative to the often drearily earnest run of the mill. (Picture book. 4-8)"
This book's title and cover, on which two kids tote heaps of books, will have librarians, teachers, and book mavens immediately reaching for it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 11, 2013

"An absorbing personal account of a remarkable achievement."
How one man's vision of making books available to every child has changed the lives of millions. Read full book review >

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WELL READ AND DEAD by Catherine O'Connell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2009

"The battle between overbearing, superficial Pauline and her nascent social conscience is almost interesting until it's trashed by a climax out of deep left field."
A Chicago socialite tries to recover from financial losses by finding an industrialist's missing wife. Read full book review >

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JEREMIAH LEARNS TO READ by Jo Ellen Bogart
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Adult new readers may respond to this, but next to stories such as Eve Bunting's The Wednesday Surprise (1989) and Marie Bradley's More Than Anything Else (1995), children will gain little sense here of the importance, benefits, or process of learning to read. (Picture book. 6-8)"
PLB 0-531-33190-3 A bland take on a worthy theme: when an aging farmer suddenly decides that he'd like to add reading to his many other skills, he washes up and presents himself at the one-room schoolhouse. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A bleak view of the press by one who's in a position to know."
A trenchant and disturbing analysis of the transformation of newspapers from gatherers of news to profitable corporate assets, by the former editor of the Chicago Tribune. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. Read full book review >