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BOOK REVIEW

WHAT YOU WISH FOR by various
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"With so many top-notch writers on tap, it's surprising this collection is only solid rather than exquisite; still, those readers willing to brave anthologies will be rewarded. (Anthology. 11-13)"
This charitable benefit anthology gathers all-stars for both hits and misses on the theme of wishing. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE EXQUISITE CORPSE ADVENTURE by various
ADVENTURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"In other hands probably a labored writing exercise; here, plainly a game, making pleasant entertainment even for non-participants. (Science fantasy. 10-13)"
An all-star tag team of 20 well-known children's authors and illustrators offers an unsurprisingly episodic tale featuring two young circus performers fending off interdimensional invaders while discovering that they have parents in need of rescue. Read full book review >

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STUDS TERKEL’S WORKING by Harvey Pekar
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2009

"A fitting homage that reinforces the old saw: If work were any good, they wouldn't have to pay us to do it."
One of Terkel's best-known books takes on new life in graphic form courtesy of the team of dyspeptic artist Pekar and editor Buhle (Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History, 2009, etc.), along with a crew of illustrators. Read full book review >

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MY SHELL BOOK by Ellen Kirk
by Ellen Kirk, photographed by various
NATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Publishes simultaneously with My Beach Book (ISBN: 978-0-06-111574-5)."
From the Smithsonian, an ingenious introduction to shapes and seashells. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BE MY NEIGHBOR by Maya Ajmera
by Maya Ajmera, photographed by various
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"But what this lacks in bounce, it makes up for in an unequivocal broadside against xenophobia. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A visually enticing tribute to diversity and the number of bonds that unite us in a common humanity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THANKS & GIVING by Marlo Thomas
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 2, 2004

Thomas does her compilation thing again, gathering like-themed stories, anecdotes, poems, scripts, songs, cartoons, and illustrations from over 80 celebrity contributors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LOVE by Tibor Déry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2005

"It's about time."
Seven nicely varied stories from the virtually forgotten work of a major Hungarian writer. Read full book review >

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THE BEST BOOK OF ENDANGERED AND EXTINCT ANIMALS by Christiane Gunzi
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 9, 2004

"Marginal. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
This easy introduction to animal extinction for younger readers misses the mark, focusing on dramatic extinctions of dinosaurs, mammoths, and animals hunted to extinction, and paying little attention to the complex inter-relationship between animals, plants, and the environment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NANOTECHNOLOGY by Rebecca L. Johnson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2005

"Nevertheless, like Dianne Maddox's Nanotechnology (not reviewed), this latest entry in the 'Cool Science' series may fire up some interest in this trendy topic and impel readers to check out the websites and other resources listed at the end. (Nonfiction. 8-10)"
From clear sunscreen to space elevators, nanotechnology promises big changes in our daily lives. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CUBA by Ann Louise Bardach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"On balance, a worthy addition to a splendid series."
The eighth in this engaging international series offers 22 short stories and excerpts from longer works, several previously unavailable in English. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

A KISS GOODNIGHT by Claire Freedman
BEDTIME BOOK
Released: May 1, 2007

"It will surely find its audience. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Though not entirely sappy, this inoffensive collection of bedtime rhymes doesn't exactly charm, either. Read full book review >

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BEAUTIFUL BABIES by Karma Wilson
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 27, 2009

"Either way, it's a miss. (6-18 mos.)"
"In the spring when things turn green, / many babies can be seen. / Fuzzy bunnies, / sleepy sheep... / ...little chicks that like to peep." Read full book review >