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50 Things You Should Know About the Vietnam War by Chris McNab
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Like the analogously named books about World War I and World War II, this small book on the Vietnam War is replete with excellent maps, great photos, fascinating fact-boxes, and reader-friendly infographics.

As the author writes:

"The Vietnam War was
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But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"? by The University of Chicago P...
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Can a grammar/usage/style book be "cute"? Usually not, but this one manages - well, at least if you’re into grammar/usage/style books.

This book is a short compilation of some questions and answers taken from the website of The Chicago Manual of Style
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"I like books like this. Hard hitting social commentary on what we humans want, like and eventually do, does intrigue me. Tom Vanderbilt proffers evidence and science on how we pick and choose.

From judging cats in Paris, to beer tastings, to how P..." Read more of this review »
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Cloth Lullaby by Amy Novesky
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This biography introduces kids to the artist Louise Bourgeois, who was born in Paris, France, although as an adult she lived in New York City, where she died in 2010 at the age of 98.

Louise’s family restored tapestries, and when Louise was twelve, sh
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Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
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This is a serial-killer thriller that is a bit unusual in that it begins after the serial killings end, and we really never hear (thankfully) the gory details of how the serial killings were accomplished. This doesn’t mean the book isn’t very scary, ...more
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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
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Now here is a love story. The center of this fantasy romance is a man who gifts the woman he loves with dreams of a night sky full of stars; a man who is the most powerful High Lord [of the Fae] in history, but loves the only woman who doesn't bow to ...more
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The Way to the Spring by Ben Ehrenreich
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Ben Ehrenreich is a writer and journalist who spent three years in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families and listening to their stories, which he shares in this important book.

We are into painting with broad brushes these days. For many p
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Animal Planet Animal Atlas by James Buckley Jr.
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Animal Planet and Time Inc. Books have produced a fantastic atlas of animals for readers six and up.

There are not only illustrated maps of every continent, but also maps and explanations of global biomes, "the world's major communities, classified ac
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You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt
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This is a book about why we like what we like. The author explores major areas in which preferences are commonly shared, from food and restaurants, to books, movies, music, beer, and even cats.

For me, not all of the areas he discussed were of intere
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The Rose & the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
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Note: Spoilers for Book One, The Wrath & The Dawn

This is the second and concluding volume of a re-imagining of One Thousand and One Nights (also called The Arabian Nights.)

This retelling by Ahdieh adds a lot of appeal for today’s young adults. In
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