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That is Not a Good Idea!

Book Cover ImageGoose meets a hungry fox and she agrees to go for a stroll - That is Not a Good Idea! warn her baby geese - but will she listen?  Find out in this hilarious new tale by Mo Willems.

White Pine Review: The Way We Fall

Book Cover Image:  The Way We FallIt all began innocently enough: a persistent itch; a tickle in the back of your throat; a cough; a sneeze - nothing to worry about. Then the fever and delirium set in.

When the Islanders first started getting sick, nobody was overly concerned. Sixteen-year-old Kaelyn felt confident that her father and the other experts at the hospital would take care of things. People got sick all of the time and then they got better. But as more and more previously healthy people went into the hospital

Red Maple Fiction Review: The Secret Life of Money

Book cover: The Secret Life of MoneySaving, spending, borrowing money. Any questions you have about money are revealed in The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond. Does money truly make the world go round? Is it better to borrow money or to save up ahead of time? Find out how credit

Red Maple Review: Testify

Testify book coverShana would do anything for her best friend Carrie, even if it means breaking the law by lying under oath.  She thought that she was doing the right thing by saving her friend from a molester but soon she starts to doubt her choice and wonders i

Silver Birch Review: The Dead Kid Detective Agency

Book Cover Image:  The Dead Kid Detective Agency

“October Schwartz is not dead,” though she’s pale enough to look like she might be, and she does spend a lot of time hanging out in her local cemetery. In fact, she spends so much time alone in the cemetery, daydreaming of zombies, that she finds herself responsible for the raising of five dead teenagers who reluctantly agree to hang out with her despite the fact that she is not, in fact, dead.

The Divergent Choice!

Which faction would you choose on your sixteenth birthday? Amity, because you’re the peacekeeper in your family or Candor, because you’re honest and you know you can’t lie? No clue what I’m talking about? Then you haven’t read the exciting, heart pounding, sci fi dystopian thriller Divergent by Veronica Roth.

The Informationist

Missing Lisbeth Salander? Meet Vanessa Monroe.

Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

Book Cover for BlurThis book reminds me a bit of the panel discussion we had during the Indie Media Fair on the rise of citizen journalism. 

Worth Re-Reading

At first glance, Jerry Spinelli's Crash would seem to deal in stereotypes: the high school football hero who knocks down everyone in his path; and the classic schoolyard victim, a funny-looking boy who proves an all too easy target for the jock's roughshod bullying. But the dorky vegetarian possesses his own unique dignity; and the hard boiled jock discovers private reserves of moral courage. Spinelli's funny, moving story about an unlikely friendship is unexpectedly subtle and wise, not unlike its title character. 

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