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VOODOO HEART by Scott Snyder
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2006

"A pleasure to read, particularly for Snyder's careful attention to his craft."
Seven solidly constructed stories celebrate characters who are lost and don't necessarily wish to be found. Read full book review >

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THE CITY OF OWLS by Scott Snyder
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: March 26, 2013

"A worthy continuation of a cherished legacy, hampered by a bloated denouement."
This six-issue collection concludes the first arc of the recently relaunched Batman series, pitting both Bruce Wayne and his chiropteran alter ego against a murderous secret society known as the Court of Owls, whose sinister roots snake through Gotham City's history—and several generations of the Bat family. Read full book review >

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I HAIKU YOU by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 26, 2012

"A good choice for emerging poetry fans. (Picture book/poetry. 4-7)"
This sweet collection of haiku captures special moments of friendship and appreciation from a child's point of view. Read full book review >

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I CAN DANCE by Betsy Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Encouraging activity on multiple levels, a good choice for toddler board-book collections. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)"
This interactive board book showcases several kinds of dance. Read full book review >

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SWEET DREAMS LULLABY by Betsy Snyder
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 26, 2010

"A lovely addition to bedtime-book collections. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown's mother bunny famously tells her little one to "have a carrot" when he finally settles in for the night. Read full book review >

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BIGGER THAN A BREAD BOX by Laurel Snyder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 27, 2011

"Elements of magic add to this enjoyable coming-of-age tale of family problems and personal growth. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Rebecca realistically deals with the fallout of her parents' separation, aided (surprisingly) by a magical bread box. Read full book review >

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HANNAH’S GARDEN by Midori Snyder
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Like the tales Cassie remembers her mother telling, this is 'filled with wonderment and botany,' as well as music, deep relationships between generations, and complex, evocative magic-working. (Fiction. 12-15)"
A teenager and her mother are caught between opposing forces of nature magic in this atmospheric, if deliberately paced, fantasy. Read full book review >

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COFFIN'S GOT THE DEAD GUY ON THE INSIDE by Keith Snyder
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 25, 1998

"The title says it all: determined postmodern whimsy for those in the mood."
To oblige his friend Norton Platt, and maybe to make a little bit of the cash that electronic musical compositions like Untitled #23 haven't been bringing in, Jason Keltner agrees to babysit Paul Reno (with whom his friendship had cooled when Paul slept with Jason's ex) by inviting him to rent a vacant apartment in Jason's building. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"This slightly recycled collection of footnotes and field notes (the first volume from Counterpoint) covers much territory, mapping out a few good pieces but not a wholly cohesive tract. (First printing of 40,000; first serial to Audubon)"
Snyder's longtime concerns with ecology, Zen Buddhism, Native American culture, nature writing, and poetry intermix in these varied short essays, gathered slightly indiscriminantly from over his career. Read full book review >

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BLACK EARTH by Timothy Snyder
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"A scholarly examination that poses important questions but ultimately offers less in the way of original reportage than Nikolaus Wachsmann's KL (2015)."
A prominent historian brings the Holocaust under new scrutiny and wonders if the right confluence of modern forces could bring genocide back. Read full book review >

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PRIMED AND READY
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BOOK REPORT for Violet Grenade by Victoria Scott

Cover Story: Pretty Deadly
BFF Charm: Caution!
Swoonworthy Scale: 6
Talky Talk: Unreliable Narrator
Bonus Factor: Mysterious Loner Dude
Anti-Bonus Factor: Awful Grownups
Relationship Status: Friends?

Trigger Warning: Violet Grenade features scenes of attempted assault, abuse, and bullying, and touches on very dark themes of death and murder. Some situations might be ...


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BOOK REVIEW

ABCS OF BALLS by Nina Snyder
Released: Jan. 25, 2014

"A plain alphabet picture book that drops the ball."
A simple alphabet book that explores balls from around the world—and a few other round objects, as well. Read full book review >