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The cats of Tanglewood Forest by written by Charles de Lint ; illustrated by Charles Vess.
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Book list In this expanded version of A Circle of Cats (2003), 12-year-old orphan Lillian is bitten by a snake, but she is spared death when the cats of Tanglewood Forest turn her into a kitten. Old Mother Possum takes her back in time to return her to human shape, but this time Lillian's aunt succumbs to the snake. Realizing that her choices bring unintended consequences, Lillian begins a quest to revisit her decisions, with the goal of saving her au...More

The Glorious Flight by Alice Provensen
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Book list Gr. 1-5. With wit and style, the Provensens use fluid watercolors to handsomely re-create Bleriot's flight across the English Channel.

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Publishers Weekly The magnificent Caldecott Medalwinning book about a daring historic event. Ages 3-8. (May)

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One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
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Publishers Weekly Williams-Garcia (Jumped) evokes the close-knit bond between three sisters, and the fervor and tumultuousness of the late 1960s, in this period novel featuring an outspoken 11-year-old from Brooklyn, N.Y. Through lively first-person narrative, readers meet Delphine, whose father sends her and her two younger sisters to Oakland, Calif., to visit their estranged mother, Cecile. When Cecile picks them up at the airport, she is as unco...More

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis
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Publishers Weekly FYI: Willis's "The Soul Selects Her Own Society..." has won the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Short Story.

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Book list When wealthy dowager Lady Schrapnell endows Oxford's mid-twenty-first-century time-travel project, she also dragoons it into an epochal treasure hunt among earlier eras...More

Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott
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Library Journal The very popular Lamott (Bird by Bird) claims here that prayer boils down to the three exclamations of the title-it seems like a reductive claim, but Lamott, an unusually hip, demotic, urbane kind of Christian, is a naturally expansive and chatty writer. These blog-like reflections exhibit the author's usual fluency and charm. -VERDICT A worthy successor to her prior works, this brief book will delight Lamott's regular reader...More

Kits Wilderness by David Almond
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Book list Gr. 6^-9. Almond, whose Skellig is the Booklist 1999 Top of the List winner for youth fiction, creates a heartbreakingly real world fused with magic realism in this story, set in an English coal-mining town. Thirteen-year-old Kit Watson and his family have returned to Stonygate to care for Kit's recently widowed grandfather. Almost immediately, Kit is enticed by John Askew, also of an old mining family, into a game called Death. Like the oth...More

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro
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Publishers Weekly Caro's Pulitzer-winning multivolume biography reaches a magisterial climax (though not its Vietnam era denouement) in this riveting account of Johnson's vice-presidency in the Kennedy administration and early presidency through 1964. It's a roller-coaster narrative as Johnson plummets from the powerful Senate majority leader post to vice-presidential irrelevance, hated and humiliated by the Kennedy brothers, then surges to presidential au...More

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