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Mary Shelley
November 2013
10
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I'm a happy reader. I asked the library to order this a couple months ago and put it on hold for me. So I'm first in line! I ...
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
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October 2013
17
reviewed: Real-size Farm Animals
So this morning, Alma saw this book as Nancy was putting his coat on. The bus was waiting out front. He leaned over to have a...
Real-size Farm Animals - Marie Greenwood
reviewed: Biggest, Baddest Book of Warriors
The stars in this series come from Anders Hanson's design. The credit shows him as a designer at Mighty Media, Inc. Did he pi...
Biggest, Baddest Book of Warriors - Anders Hanson, Elissa Mann
reviewed: Biggest, Baddest Book of Beasts
The stars in this series come from Anders Hanson's design. The credit shows him as a designer at Mighty Media, Inc. Did he pi...
Biggest, Baddest Book of Beasts - Anders Hanson, Elissa Mann
reviewed: Wolf Packs
Powerkids (a subsidiary of Rosen), subcontracted with British book design team Calcium Creative for this series. Calcium cont...
Wolf Packs - Richard Spilsbury, Louise Spilsbury
reviewed: Ant Colonies
Powerkids (a subsidiary of Rosen), subcontracted with British book design team Calcium Creative for this series. Calcium cont...
Ant Colonies - Richard Spilsbury,  Louise Spilsbury
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October 2013
16
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When I was young I learned to be disappointed by children's dictionaries and encyclopedias. They are usually condescending in...
The American Heritage Children's Dictionary - Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries
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Parra's folk-style illustrations were fun to look at. I am still thinking about the pages where he did a bird's eye view of a...
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes - Roseanne Thong, John Parra
reviewed: Horrible Hauntings: An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls
Bridges provides a very basic overview of ten specific historical ghost stories. The words begin with a narrative hook, follo...
Horrible Hauntings: An Augmented Reality Collection of Ghosts and Ghouls - Shirin Yim Bridges, William Maughan
reviewed: Ghost Hunters
This series book (with 5 titles) provides a basic overview of its title subject. I was worried it would have little beyond th...
Ghost Hunters - Michael Martin, Andrew Nichols
reviewed: The World in Infographics: the Natural World
Last summer I went to the Edward Tufte design seminar in Denver, where he discussed design principles as they relate to prese...
The World in Infographics: the Natural World - Jon Richards
reviewed: What's Up, Cupcake?: Creating Amazing Cupcakes
So I've been thinking about recipe books lately, and the question is the same as for other activity books: is the experience ...
What's Up, Cupcake?: Creating Amazing Cupcakes (Snap) - Dana Meachen Rau
reviewed: 1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere
I was so relieved this wasn't a rhyming book! Brockett's voice is strong, adding a feel with descriptions instead of mere la...
1 Cookie, 2 Chairs, 3 Pears: Numbers Everywhere - Jane Brocket
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October 2013
15
reviewed: Ghosts, Specters, and Haunted Places
This book grew on me after reading a few chapters. Its awkward formatting as an edited volume made it difficult to get into a...
Ghosts, Specters, and Haunted Places - Michael Pye, Kirsten Dalley
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October 2013
14
reviewed: Robot Competitions
This was a good overview of robotics competitions, with a fine selection of stock photos. Beyond its wide coverage, the best ...
Robot Competitions - Christopher Forest
reviewed: Are UFOs Real?
This was interesting, because the overall tone of the book is to tip readers away from believing in UFOs, while attempting to...
Are UFOs Real? - Michael Portman
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The text offers a basic encyclopedic approach to space topics, with some great information on Big Bang, formation and demise ...
Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space - Dominic Walliman, Ben Newman
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