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The Execution by Dick Wolf

A five-star review by Jack Kramer. And he gives out 5 stars like they are million-dollar bills...

The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted now in paperback!

Don't miss it -- now in paperback!

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Now out in paperback! Don't miss it.

Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Everything by Maira Kalman

Picture book for older readers. Great ideas and commentary on Jefferson's life will provoke lively discussion.

Little Santa by Jon Agee

Really cute picture book about Santa as a child and how he came to stay at the North Pole when the rest of his family moved to Florida. Yes, that's right. Florida. Readers of all ages will think it's clever.

The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Ryan is a great mystery writer. She handles various points of view beautifully. She is a master at leaving the reader hanging not just once per chapter, but many times in every chapter. As a result, the book is very difficult to put down. Be warned!

Maximilian and the Bingo Rematch: A Lucha Libre Sequel

Loved this book for second language learners. It's a chapter book and probably good for 4th through 6th graders.

Memoirs of a Hamster

Love this book! Great for teaching idioms and author's message...

Source: http://www.examiner.com/review/adorable-memoirs-of-a-hamster-by-devin-scillian-and-illustrated-by-tim-bowers

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Interview with Brian Hare, author of 'The Genius of Dogs'

Meeting Brian Hare, author of "The Genius of Dogs," was the highlight of the APDT conference. Dog lovers of all types will love this book and love learning about Dognition.

Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford

Loved this middle grade book about a boy in crisis. Written with care, great first person narrative and touching ending.

I,Q: The Alamo by Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin

4th book in the I,Q series by Roland Smith and Michael Spradlin. Excitement, adventure, humor and a touch of mystery. Great for middle grade lovers of action.

The Case of the Missing Donut

The Case of the Missing Donut - Alison McGhee, Isabel Roxas

Picture book about honesty and responsibility. But the kids will think it's about irresistible donuts and a young "sheriff" and his deputy (dog) who can't resist them. Wonderful ending -- wonderful double meaning of "case closed" at the end. Which case is closed? Where the missing donut went? Or how everyone suspected (or knew) just where the donut went?

Source: http://www.examiner.com/review/the-case-of-the-missing-donut-a-picture-book-with-a-tasty-problem

Review of Flo & Wendell by William Wegman

Flo & Wendell - William Wegman

Clever picture book about siblings. Wegman dog heads with painted bodies and background make this book stand out. Vintage look.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/review/flo-wendell-by-william-wegman-a-blend-of-puppy-paint-and-pictures

Chupacabra by Roland Smith

"Chupacabra" by Roland Smith is the third book in the series that began with "Cryptid Hunters" and continued with "Tentacles." All three deal with animals either thought to be long extinct or animals of myth -- like the Loch Ness monster or Yeti. His books are always full of action and adventure. They are aimed at readers aged 8 through 12, and for those readers, the books will be difficult to put down.

Source: http://www.examiner.com/review/chupacabra-by-roland-smith-the-third-book-the-cryptid-hunters-series
BZRK Reloaded - Michael Grant The story continues -- grossness, violence, and horror --

read the complete review at: BZRK Reloaded