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BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF DEAD AUTHORS by Emlyn Rees
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"An upscale black-comic equivalent of beach reading."
Cheer for every author who didn't make the Modern Library's Top 100, or even a single publisher's acceptance pile: somebody has declared open season on Britain's most undeservedly successful novelists. Read full book review >

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KID AUTHORS by David Stabler
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Lively glimpses of formative moments and budding talents. (index and bibliography not seen) (Collective biography. 9-13)"
Sixteen young authors-to-be face challenges ranging from bullies to a really big spider in this series' fourth entry. Read full book review >

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ENCOUNTERS WITH AUTHORS by Dale Andrew White
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Dec. 10, 2013

"An eclectic collection that illuminates the writing processes but too often feels incomplete."
Headlined by discussions with Lonesome Dove (1985) author Larry McMurtry and Watership Down (1972) writer Richard Adams, White's (A Florida Anthology, 2013, etc.) selection of stories contains intimate sit-downs with authors from a wide range of genres. Read full book review >

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PREDATORS by Lucio Santoro
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 30, 2008

"Bald eagle, crocodile, tiger, polar bear and great white shark fare better, thanks to greater specificity, but the flashy presentation cannot obscure such gaps as a failure to indicate range, a focus on the sensational and occasionally clunky paper engineering. (Pop-up/nonfiction. 6-10)"
A partially submerged saurian face beckons readers with toothy grin to open and devour, but the information contained within is hardly filling. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: July 8, 2008

"With a palette and aesthetic that seems straight from Disney, this will find an audience, but whether that audience is well-served is debatable. (Pop-up/folklore. 6-10)"
The first in a companion series to the duo's immensely popular Encyclopedia Prehistorica has a familiar feel to it: Roughly thematic page openings feature one spectacular pop-up surrounded by smaller folios with miniature pop-up surprises. Read full book review >

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WHAT DO AUTHORS DO? by Eileen Christelow
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 1995

"This book is wonderful. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
With good humor, Christelow (The Great Pig Escape, 1994, etc.) effectively marshals accessible, kid-pleasing drawings with cartoon balloons of dialogue and a straightforward narrative to give youngsters an understanding of how a book gets from writers to readers. Read full book review >

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THE ONION BOOK OF KNOWN KNOWLEDGE by The Onion
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A grab bag well worth dipping into and a testament to the still-thriving art of book design."
The irreverent crew from the long-running satirical newspaper and website present a compendium of mock encyclopedia entries, lavishly illustrated. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2011

"Delightfully absurd musings on both everyday life and fantasy from an unusually creative mind."
Quirky, irreverent comic strips loaded with interesting and eclectic observations about the today's society. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"Engaging, with strokes of brilliance. (new and original introductions, author bios) (Fiction. 8-13)"
Fourteen award-winning authors craft stories to accompany the captioned pictures from Van Allsburg's 1984 enigma, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick.Read full book review >

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THE FIRST MURDER by The Medieval Murderers
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The eighth annual round robin co-authored by well-known historical mystery writers Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson and Philip Gooden. Like the others (Hill of Bones, 2011, etc.), it's uneven but generally entertaining."
A play written in 1154 in hope of winning greater glory for Oseney Priory brings disaster in its long, long wake. Read full book review >