Book Reviews

Bookshelf: Garden Friends and Foes

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:07
New picture books include “Superworm” by Julia Donaldson.






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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:22
Paperback books of particular interest.






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Children’s Books: ‘Another Day as Emily’ and ‘Miss Emily’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:17
In two middle-grade verse novels, Emily Dickinson serves as a source of inspiration and adventure.






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Children’s Books: ‘Love Letters to the Dead’ and ‘The Summer of Letting Go’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:16
The process of recovering from the death of a sibling is explored in two young adult novels.






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Children’s Books: ‘D-Day,’ by Rick Atkinson with Kate Waters

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:02
Rick Atkinson adapts his best-selling account of the Normandy invasion for readers in the middle grades.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Story of Owen,’ by E. K. Johnston

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:01
Fire-breathing dragons, stirred up by human industry, terrorize a small town in this young adult tale set in modern-day Ontario.






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Children’s Books: ‘Across a War-Tossed Sea,’ by L. M. Elliott

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00
Evacuated from London during World War II, L. M. Elliott’s young heroes endure the culture shock of life in rural America.






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Children’s Books: Megan Frazer Blakemore’s ‘Spy Catchers of Maple Hill’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59
In a middle-grade novel, two friends search for Communists rumored to be living in their town.






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Children’s Books: ‘Ava and Pip,’ by Carol Weston

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59
A sociable girl tries to help her older sibling overcome her shyness in this middle-grade novel.






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Children’s Books: Margaret Wise Brown’s ‘Goodnight Songs,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:59
From lullabies to tall tales and animal menageries, these books explore the magic and mystery of nighttime.






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Children’s Books: ‘The Crossover,’ by Kwame Alexander

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58
Basketball-playing twins find challenges to their relationship on and off the court in Kwame Alexander’s verse novel.






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Children’s Books: ‘Noggin,’ by John Corey Whaley

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:58
After a premature death, a teenager returns to life when his cryogenically frozen head is transplanted.






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Children’s Books: ‘We Were Liars,’ by E. Lockhart

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:57
Four teenagers enjoy summer on a private retreat until a mysterious accident changes everything.






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Children’s Books: Maya Van Wagenen’s ‘Popular’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:57
Can “Betty Cornell’s Teen-Age Popularity Guide” get you through the eighth grade? Maya Van Wagenen gives it a try.






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Children’s Books: ‘Secrets of the Seasons,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Three picture books send children off on a journey through the four seasons.






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Inside the List

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:56
Greg Iles, whose thriller “Natchez Burning” enters the hardcover fiction list at No. 2, reworked the novel after a car crash that left him in a coma for eight days.






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‘Nothing Holds Back the Night,’ by Delphine de Vigan

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:55
A novel recounts a parent’s descent into mental illness.






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‘Cured,’ by Nathalia Holt

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14
What doctors are learning from the experience of two men in Germany who appear to have been cured of AIDS.






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Crime: Philip Kerr’s ‘Prayer,’ and More

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 10:14
In Philip Kerr’s “Prayer,” an F.B.I. agent investigates the curious deaths of some prominent atheists.






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‘An Untamed State,’ by Roxane Gay

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 09:55
In this debut novel, a woman faces a kidnapping in Haiti and a father unwilling to pay her ransom.






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