Book Reviews

Weekend picks for book lovers

USAToday Books - Sat, 11/12/2016 - 05:00

Spend your weekend reading 'The Chemist' by Stephenie Meyer.

        
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Inside The New York Times Book Review Podcast: Inside The New York Times Book Review: War Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:32
Thomas Ricks discusses “Thundersticks” and several other new military history books, and Maria Russo talks about the season’s best new children’s books.
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Children’s Books: How Do You Explain the Refugee Crisis to Children? New Picture Books Can Help

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:16
The creators of four new books have taken on a difficult task with courage and compassion in stories of children forced to leave home.
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Children’s Books: ‘Hundred Percent’: A Middle-Grade Book About Friendship, Loyalty and Self-Awareness

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:12
Karen Romano Young’s new novel, “Hundred Percent,” brilliantly captures the hemmed-in feeling of early adolescence.
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Children’s Books: The Author of the Mysterious Benedict Society Series Creates a New World

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05
Trenton Lee Stewart’s “The Secret Keepers” boasts a peculiar timepiece and an incredibly shy boy.
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Children’s Books: Grimm Brothers Remix: Riffs on ‘Snow White’ and Other Tales

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:05
“Snow White” and other stories take new forms in two books, one with minimal verse, the other set in 1920s New York.
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Paperback Row

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:52
Seven new paperbacks to check out this week.
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The Story Behind This Week’s Best Sellers

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:36
Michael Connelly, whose “The Wrong Side of Goodbye” is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list, says: “I really wanted to go back to my elders with this book — the private eye novels and writers that inspired me.”
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Children’s Books: The Latest in Y.A. Fantasy

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:19
A Victorian-era girl who can burst into flames and defeat monsters; a teenager who gets to meet her future selves; and more.
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Children’s Books: The Latest in Realistic Fiction for Young Adults

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:11
A postmodern spin on “Romeo and Juliet”; a suspenseful revenge tale; a gentle love story from the author of “Thirteen Reasons Why”; and more.
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Children’s Books: Jennifer Weiner Writes a Middle-Grade Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:04
Jennifer Weiner’s first novel for children, “The Littlest Bigfoot,” explores the pain of feeling rejected by one’s peers.
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Children’s Books: Laurie Halse Anderson Brings Her Revolutionary War Trilogy to a Close

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 09:01
Laurie Halse Anderson’s “Ashes” is the last of a trilogy about young slaves’ flight to freedom across the Revolutionary War’s treacherous landscape.
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Children’s Books: War Stories for Kids: A Pastor for Peace and a Nagasaki Survivor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:56
The lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and a Nagasaki survivor point to the power of witness and resistance.
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Children’s Books: Some Review! Adam Gopnik on an E.B. White Biography for Kids

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:46
Melissa Sweet’s “Some Writer!” is a middle-grade biography of E.B. White, the New Yorker writer who was the author of classics like “Charlotte’s Web.”
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Children’s Books: Kids Roam the Streets Barefoot in Depression-Era Key West in This Middle-Grade Novel

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:46
A boy and his family struggle to get by in Jennifer L. Holm’s “Full of Beans.”
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Children’s Books: Black Lives Didn’t Matter: New Children’s Books Tell Slaves’ Real Stories

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:45
Three new books tell the truth about slavery with sensitivity and historical accuracy.
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Children’s Books: Magic and Myth in Imperial China in a National Book Award Finalist

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:44
Chinese folk tales thread through “When the Sea Turned to Silver,” Grace Lin’s middle-grade novel about a girl’s bid to rescue her grandmother.
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Children’s Books: Is Life Fair? Four Picture Books Say No

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:44
Accomplished complainers take the stage in these four new picture books.
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The Shortlist: L.G.B.T. Fiction

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:44
New books by Rabih Alameddine, Sjon, Lucy Jane Bledsoe and Tim Murphy.
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Letters to the Editor

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 11/11/2016 - 08:43
Readers respond to recent reviews of new thrillers, Otto Penzler’s By the Book interview and more.
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