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BOOK REVIEW

Z.RAPTOR by Steve Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 9, 2011

"A non-stop ride from beginning to end, this installment is well constructed, larded with frequent and often violent action and reads even better than the first, leaving plenty of room for another book yet to come. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
In this sequel to Z. Rex (2009), Cole picks up the action with barely time to take a breath. Read full book review >

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Z.REX by Steve Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"This story is well told, with a fast pace, lots of action and plenty of unanswered questions at the end to justify the sequel. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
What little boy hasn't played with model dinosaurs and dreamt of battling them in prehistoric times? Read full book review >

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Z.APOCALYPSE by Steve Cole
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 11, 2012

"If a little illogical and unsubtle, this trilogy closer nonetheless delivers what's most important: thrills. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Adam Adlar is back, working with his scientist dad to save the world from the deviant dreams of Geneflow, a high-tech organization that wants to remake the world, even if it means starting World War III. Read full book review >

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THE LAST PHOENIX by Linda Chapman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Not especially deep or literary and more than a little didactic, but this one might satisfy some fantasy-lovers looking for some quick, light summer fare. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
Stepsiblings Michael, Milly, Jason and Jess, from Be a Genie in Six Easy Steps (2009), embark on another magical encounter, this time to help a sassy phoenix named Fenella who is nearing the end of her life cycle. Read full book review >

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BE A GENIE IN SIX EASY STEPS by Linda Chapman
ADVENTURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"While it's mostly light, silly fun that goes down easily, literarily it doesn't hold a candle to either its inspiration or Edward Eager's midcentury hommages thereof. (Fantasy. 8-12)"
In this collaboration by two well-known British children's authors, dedicated to E. Nesbit and consciously hearkening back to Five Children and It, two teens and two tweens united in a newly blended family find a magic book that can teach them to become genies in a lamp. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 2012

"Worth the trip."
A plot to smuggle money into the U.S. by sailboat results in passengers battling treacherous storms and would-be pirates in the author's debut novel. Read full book review >

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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: TEJU COLE
by Michael Valinsky

Most readers know Teju Cole as the photography critic for the New York Times. Others know him as the novelist who explores, through his narrative gestures, the various ways in which one comes to build an identity in an environment that makes prejudice and binaries rules of thumb. But to assign Cole a trade would be undermining his entire practice ...


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#LOVINGDAY & #PRIDEMONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

Since this week encompasses #PrideMonth, #LovingDay, and #RememberOrlando, I wanted to share some great M/M romances and inter-racial romance titles I really enjoyed.

I recently mentioned Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson’s RITA nominated Fast Connection (Cyberlove series), and I’ve requested a stand-alone title from Hassell’s Interborough series in audio. In all the years I’ve written about romance, I’ve rarely ...


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BEST BOOKS OF 2016: ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
by Poornima Apte

Long before “We Need Diverse Books” gained momentum as a movement towards inclusivity in children’s literature, writer and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats made history. Peter, the star of his groundbreaking picture book, The Snowy Day, was black.

Children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney reminds us what a big deal this was in 1962 when the book was first published. The ...


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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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THE LAST, THE FIRST, THE BEST
by Julie Danielson

Because it’s the holidays, I had some down time this week to look through some early-2017 picture book releases. At the same time, however, 2016 isn’t quite over yet, so today I’m going to tell you about two expertly crafted picture books – one out this week in the last gasp of this year and one that hits bookshelves just ...


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9 NEW BOOKS TO WATCH FOR IN JANUARY 2017
by Leila Roy

PHEW! I finally finished listing my favorites of 2016, and now it’s time to start the merry-go-round up again and look at the new releases of January 2017.

Here are a few of the titles that I’m planning on picking up:

Allegedly, by Tiffany Jackson

After a court case that was covered nationally, fifteen-year-old Mary is in “baby jail” for ...


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