Monthly Archives: August 2016

Night Divided, A

Gerta’s father and brother visit West Berlin when the Berlin wall went up, nearly over night, trapping Gerta, her mother and second brother in East Berlin and separating their family for four long years. Meanwhile, the Stasi police has bugged … Continue reading

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Time of the Fireflies

It is unfortunate that Larissa’s family has been cursed with family members’ untimely deaths throughout the generations. Well, Larissa helps her parents by cleaning the family’s antique shop where she encounters a creepy doll that has been in the family … Continue reading

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The Little Christmas Tree

This is a story set at Christmas time. It begins in a forest with a winter storm blowing through the bare branches of trees. Only the little fir tree is calm, quiet, and comforting to the forest animals in need … Continue reading

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Is It Hanukkah Yet?

The first half of this lovely story illustrated  in soft colors describes the coming of winter in nature with snow and wild animals in their dens.Then the story branches off to people making paper decorations, singing special songs, baking cookies … Continue reading

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Soccer Trivia

“Test your knowledge about the beautiful game, the world’s most popular sport and one that’s making new fans in the United States every day. This book features informative sidebars, a trivia quiz, a glossary, and further resources”. Four chapters from … Continue reading

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The Uncanny Valley

SennTech is pleased to announce its latest and finest creation: a Hart-style Bot who can see individual DNA signatures. Her first assignment: find Edmond West and stick to him like glue. She’s not the only one obsessed with the former-inventor; … Continue reading

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Burning Nation

This young adult book has violence (bullets exploding through people’s heads, suffocation) ‘bad’ language ( bastards, sons of bitches), and non-descript sex all making this book for high school and above reading audiences. This is book two of three in … Continue reading

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Chocolate: Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat

Non-fiction texts are getting all of the spotlight because of common core standards and authors who choose interesting topics will get their books sold. So is the case with Chocolate: Sweet Science and Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat. … Continue reading

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Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night

Lerner’s Inside Elections series is a timely look into how political parties, special interests, voters and the media function around elections in the United States. The book Voters: From Primaries to Decision Night by Robert Grayson details how voting works; … Continue reading

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