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Kid Lit Review of “Animal Supermarket” by Giovanna Zoboli

This is a story about a supermarket for animals. It sells only natural foods, such as lettuce, kale, and herbs for snails, and blueberries for bears. Polar bears load up on cod, cuttlefish, and squid. Toucans shop for termites, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Breathe, Annie, Breathe” by Miranda Kenneally

Annie Winters, 18 and formerly a total non-runner, is now training to participate in the Country Music Marathon in Nashville to honor her former boyfriend, Kyle, who died six months previously. They had dated for three years, and both thought … Continue reading

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Review of “Dead Heat“ by Patricia Briggs

This is the fourth story in a series about werewolves and other paranormals. The series centers around the sexy, strong (but gentle, of course) Alpha wolf, Charles, who deeply loves his Omega wolf mate, Anna, and wants to tear apart … Continue reading

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Review of “Stuff Matters” by Mark Miodownik

Note: This review is by my husband Jim. The author is a material scientist who holds the position of professor of “materials and society” at University College London. His somewhat quirky title gives a hint about the contents and organization … Continue reading

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Kid Lit Review of “A Fine Dessert” by Emily Jenkins

Some things never change, such as the love of a fine dessert. In this meticulously researched book, four families in four different centuries are shown preparing and enjoying Blackberry Fool, a simple but delicious dessert made from blackberries, cream, and … Continue reading

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Review of “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad” by Eric Foner

Once again the eminent historian Eric Foner has written a fascinating and important history that helps set the record straight about the period in America before, during, and after the Civil War. While this book focuses on the escape of … Continue reading

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Review of “City of Savages” by Lee Kelly

This is a story about family, and about Sisters Doin It For Themselves. It is also about a post-apocalyptic dystopia, set in Manhattan following a devastating war in the near future apparently started by China after a year of worldwide … Continue reading

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