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Lincoln: A Photobiography is intriguing

Lincoln: A Photobiography

by Russell Freedman

Abraham Lincoln’s life told in words and pictures. The story is intriguing; the pictures tell their own story. It’s good for fifth grade on up because of the topic and the vocabulary, but with the pictures help it from being too dense. 17 more words

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Excellent Booklist Review of GHOSTS OF TOM JOAD

As Earl takes an endless bus ride around his hometown of Reeve, Ohio, we witness the downwardly spiraling events of his life as he tries to make sense of how a boom town went bust. 147 more words

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The Damned Utd, by David Peace: Damn Good!

This book has been on my to-be-read list ever since I saw the brilliant film adaptation starring Michael Sheen. Unfortunately, other books kept getting added to the list and I never quite got around to reading it. 95 more words

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Booklist: Novels in Verse for Teens

A little nervous around poetry? A novel in verse may be just what you need to not only get you in the door of that high class party, but also make you feel like you belong there. 21 more words

Science Lab in a Supermarket: good experiments, lacks explanations

Science Lab in a Supermarket

by Robert Friedhoffer

 

This is good for the experiments. Wish it had more explanation of some of the scientific premises. Although, then I don’t think many kids would read it.  11 more words

Bailey's Prize Shortlist!

Today saw the announcement of the shortlist for the Bailey’s Womens Prize for Fiction 2014. 

The list is as follows. 

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Americanah… 257 more words

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